So I just got my hands on the Galaxy Exploration Manual and it has DELIGHTED me!
But something on Page 131 caught my eye:
Does that mean there are grays that live openly and in public? The Threefold Conspiracy AP and what other material there was on grays suggested that they hid from all outside observation pursuing their mysterious goals, and that the only time you'd ever SEE a gray is when they WANTED you to see them (and then easily mind-wipe the encounter from your memory to cover their tracks).
If this picture's indicative of how grays really function, with only SOME grays being all "X-Files-ey" and many of them just living their best gray lives among the rest if the galaxy, it raises a LOT of fascinating possibilities for gray PCs!
"So what are these abductions and mind-wipes for?"
"How should *I* know, I'm a line-cook at a noodle restaurant?! That's like asking a vesk who lives on Absalom Station what the Veskarium's up to, or a shirren what The Swarm's up to!"
So what do you folks think?
I think the shobhad the gray is standing near is about half the height they're supposed to be.
So yeah I'd call this more thematic than literal.
Big fan of the artist, though. Not sure of their identity but they do a lot of great work for Shadowrun so I'm excited to see them working on my other favorite setting.
Looks like we have official confirmation that that is not in fact a gray. Phooey. My quest to create a canon-friendly non-evil gray PC continues...