No Guts, No Glory

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Swarm is here.

Without warning, they arrived in our system, broke through our orbital defenses, and streamed out of the sky in untold numbers. They landed near the massive freshwater lake known as the Stone Sea, and our closest fighting force, the 5th Battalion attempted to hold them off. The 5th Battalion suffered great losses, possibly the largest number of deaths in a single military action in all of our history. However, the sacrifices of those brave souls allowed us to mobilize the rest of our troops for a defense of the entire planet.

A battalion of soldiers with guns, spears, plasma swords and flamethrowers holds the line against a flying horde of insectoid monstrosities.

“Battling the Swarm” illustrated by Nathan James

Now, the Swarm continues to make advances across our world, and we are fighting to hold on to every inch. The Suskillon Defense Force needs every sentient from the bustling metropolis of Brinnoa to the farms of the Sahtor Region to chip in and do their part, especially if they are able and willing to pick up a weapon and fight! Enlist at your nearest SDF recruitment center today to help replenish the depleted ranks of the 5th Battalion or else the Swarm will surely overrun our home planet.

When you join up, you’ll receive a brief but rigorous training course, ensuring that you are familiar with your issued weapon and armor and can work within a squad. You will also receive your IDENT, a miniaturized computer embedded in an SDF insignia that holds your vital records and health information, useful for identifying you should the worst happen. Finally, you will be given access to the wide array of items available in the SDF armory, including pressure-sensitive gel pads for your feet that help to ease the pain of long marches. Other innovations are more recent and are directly related to our fight against the Swarm. The so-called pulse ray, when used properly, can temporarily scramble the minds of those creatures with telepathy, such as used in the Swarm hive mind!

A ysoki trooper with a rifle slung over one shoulder poses proudly next to an imposing suit of powered armor.

“Career Trooper” illustrated by Nathan James

You’ll need every advantage you can get when you find yourself face-to-ugly-mandibled-face with the dozens of types of Swarm creatures that have invaded our world. While Swarm dredgers are small, they can burrow and are known to tunnel under our fortifications to attack unsuspecting soldiers. Swarm vorphomas can fling envenomed barbs from their skinny arms and can mentally sow fear and confusion within our ranks. Swarm convecytes can actually carrying other Swarm creatures under their protective plates, making them effective living transports, and to make matter worse, explode in a burst of acid when killed. Many more Swarm creatures have been encountered in the fields of battle, and scientists speculate there are even more out there, waiting to descend and devour.

An insectoid monstrosity opens its slavering jaws and prepares to spring.

“Swarm Dredger” illustrated by Mark Molnar

Do you have what it takes to stand against the overwhelming forces of an enemy that can’t be reasoned with? Will you answer the call of duty and enlist in the Suskillon Defense Force today? Are you ready to face the Attack of the Swarm?

Jason Keeley
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Wayfinders

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Huzz- wait, swarms? No huzzah for swarms.

Scarab Sages

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Swarmship Troopers!
That's awesome.
I would like to know more!

Grand Lodge

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I love the art. I want that ysoki as an avatar!

Hmm

Dark Archive

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Flamethrowers, get your flamethrowers here!


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I don't think that spear is going to be of much use there, buddy.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

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Yeah, shirrens versus the swarm!


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Not to spoil anything, but there can be some really neat options for shirrens if the campaign continues a certain way, or if a DM wants to use some of the tasty tidbits dropped in "Fate of the Fifth". Playing a shirren can give you some great role playing options.


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Gotta have a theme song for this blog:

No Guts No Glory

:D

Looking forward to this Adventure!

Carry on,

--C.


Is the mouse a mechanic with a combat drone or is that a suit of powered armor?


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Devastation Bob wrote:
Is the mouse a mechanic with a combat drone or is that a suit of powered armor?

It's probably a battle harness.


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It's powered armor.


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*desire to learn more intensifies*


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Psiphyre wrote:

Gotta have a theme song for this blog:

No Guts No Glory

:D

Looking forward to this Adventure!

Carry on,

--C.

I was going to do the same thing. Also kudos for getting the proper extended cut

Rangers are forever !


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Service = citizenship!

Liberty's Edge

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Would you like to know more? <click here>


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No joke, I have never been more excited for an AP than I am for this one, even though I will likely end up running it rather than playing in it


Starcraft...starship...starfinder...

We will craft the ships of the finders to be the blight of the swarm! ....sci-fi nerdgasm...

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Totally random observation ..... so you American types spell defence as defense ... wow ... I didn't know that . Live and learn.


^I've seen both over here, with the latter being more common, but not overwhelmingly so.


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Beardragon wrote:

Totally random observation ..... so you American types spell defence as defense ... wow ... I didn't know that . Live and learn.

I think the reasoning is that defense prevents confusion with 'de fence over yonder'...

:>


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Beardragon wrote:
Totally random observation ..... so you American types spell defence as defense ... wow ... I didn't know that . Live and learn.

Well, you know the saying about defending the purity of the English language...

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