Sir, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t recognize me when I’m angry.
Moonchild is the great gamble from the Ariadnan company Keller Resources. After the wulver Murtair’s success at the top of the competition, Keller ups the stakes with a Dog-Warrior that’ll be hands down a force of nature, as lethal as unstoppable.
MOONCHILD | The Indomitable Shape-Shifter
“The Antipod are a brutal alien race native to Dawn, the Ariadnan nation’s planet. Apparently, the Antipod’s alien saliva contains some kind of retrovirus loaded with genetic information able to affect fetuses in the mother’s womb, causing them to change into the likeness of the aggressor. This “boogey-virus” is some kind of natural selection mechanism that helps the genetic strain of the stronger and more aggressive tribes or ethnicities to spread. The result of the infection of a human fetus is a creature that looks like a bulky human with Antipod features, pejoratively dubbed Dogface.
But one should take precautions as to not make them angry, for the most alien and inhuman feature of these hybrid creatures is revealed in their moments of rage. When a Dogface grows outraged, a startling transformation occurs: their endocrine systems fires up and their muscle mass increases, becoming a Dog-Warrior. They have much more defined Antipod features, but with corpulent and humanoid features.”
─By now, you’re probably wondering whether you’ve mixed up your leisure platforms. Well, nothing’s further from the truth! Today’s guest in “Late Night with the Stars” has a lot to do with this intro: She was born in Fort Apache 5, Ariadna, an outpost likely to be one of the most dangerous in the Human Sphere. It is located in the middle of the Ariadnan Exclusion Zone, i.e. Antipod territory, outside the USAriadnan region frontier, and subject to constant raids from these lupine tribes.
»Tonight’s guest fighter is the product of one such raids. But let’s not dwell on what happened one night, 23 years ago, you know we’re not that kind of show. Please, let’s give a round of applause for Ádi Brown, aka “Moonchild”.
─Hey there, Vince. Thank you.
─Welcome, Ádi. Curious name, has it any meaning to it? Would you prefer Moonchild?
─It means “Elder Sister”. And you can call me whatever way you like, Moonchild is fine and it’s the name Keller Resources has chosen for Aristeia!
─Well then, Moonchild, according to the data our production staff has provided us, you’ve spend most of your life at outpost Fort Apache 5. That’s a military facility, so I just have to ask this: Are you part of the Ariadnan Army?
─No, I just served a year when I was 16, to comply with the mandatory draft for dogfaces.
─ I see you say “dogface” outspokenly, yet I understand it’s a derogative term.
─The word itself isn’t the problem. Looking like this, I can’t hide what I am, I’m even proud of it. You see, Vince, the issue is how and why do some people use it for. In the years I’ve spent being a “Route D” guide, between Fort Apache 5 and MOB Liberty, the so-called “Dead Man’s Journey”, I’ve had to deal with a lot of contempt from clients. Until the situation got dangerous and I saved their executive asses, then the way they treated me suddenly changed.
─You’ve mentioned the famous “Dead Man’s Journey”, of which many of our viewers have heard the famous Aristo Wild Bill talk so much about; we’ll take the opportunity to send him our warmest wishes, since his presence last week helped us break yet again the “share” record among sports and society shows.
»Moonchild, have you ever had the chance to share the road with him?
─No, Vince, it seems that even though access to the Exclusion Zone requires a government pass and mandatory escort of at least one authorized guide, Wild Bill has a way to bypass procedures. Besides, we all know the gunslinger doesn’t take company too kindly when he’s on one of his challenges.
─Well, it sure sounds like a tough life, but you seem to have liked it. What took you from Dawn and brought you to space, among the Stars?
─Back home, I became somewhat of an inconvenience. I’ve lost people I cared for and a client even lost... his life. Ever since then, I couldn’t continue as an authorized guide and without place for me there, I moved; and thanks to some contacts I got a job in private security.
─At the very company that has sponsored your rise from the Junior Leagues to Aristeia!, Keller Resources, right?
─Correct. A talent scout from the company came to me after a combat training session that got a little out of hand. His head was full with ideas from the success my fellow countryman Murtair had achieved in the Major Leagues. He barged into the changing room while I still... roared, ehm, transmuted. He was reckless, it’s nothing short of a miracle I didn’t strike him. He opened his arms and said: “You are awesome. And savage. And... I need you!” He’s still my husband, after all this time... ha, ha, ha.
─Ha, ha, ha. Wow, unbelievable story! I’m sure Rhod will ask for more details.
─Yeah, I remember him also saying that: “The crowd enjoys watching a Wulver like Duncan expressing his violence on the HexaDome. You’ll see how much he’ll enjoy when I turn you into an incredible She-wolf, howling to the Moon. And here I am, Vince. Ready to seize this opportunity.
─I have no doubt about that. So here you have it, folks: Moonchild! Aristeia!’s new promise and surely your next favourite. Give her a round of applause!
Moonchild is a Dog-warrior. On Dawn, the Aradnian planet, the Antipod’s alien saliva spreads a retrovirus loaded with genetic information able to affect fetuses in amother’s womb, causing them to take on the likeness of the aggressor. This “boogey-virus” is some kind of natural selection mechanism that helps the genetic strain of the stronger and more aggresive tribes or ethnicities to spread. The result of the infection of a human fetus is a creature that looks like a bulky human with Antipod features, pejoratively dubbed a Dogface. When a Dogface enters an agitated state, a startling transformation occurs: their endocrine systems fires up and their muscle mass increases, becoming a Dog- Warrior. They have much more defined Antipod features, but with corpulent and humanoid features.”
Not currently available in Infinity the Game. However, her Aristeia miniature and alternate skin can be used together as Dog Warrior proxies.
Infinity the Game
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Aristeia the Game
Moonchild, the fearless hybrid from Fort Apache 5 - one of the most dangerous outposts in the Human Sphere-, is a Shape-Shifter who, in moments of rage, transforms from Dogface to Dog-Warrior. In the HexaDome we have seen Moonchild fight in her Dog-Warrior form but now, by popular request, you can also find her in her Dogface form.
She was a tracker and guide in the Dead Man Journey that links MOB Liberty with Fort Apache 5 before being recruited by the Keller Resources company. Using the MOBA’s own jargon, we are in front of a “late game” character.
Out of Print Miniatures
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None at this time.