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It's a giant robot alert here in the newsroom because we've got some new Privateer Press releases for November to show off. And since they include some Monsterpocalypse, that means some giant robots. But those with a love of the Iron Kingdoms aren't left out. There's Warmachine, Hordes, and their new Riot Quest with things to show off as well.
Dhunia is the goddess of life itself, of Caen, of the seasons, and of the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. The boons Dhunia has bestowed upon her chosen peoples are many, but she rarely interacts directly with mortals. That her archons are now manifesting more often is confirmation of the dire peril facing Caen. They bring with them the god-mother’s wrath. The manipulation and theft of souls is particularly loathed by these archons, and they ruthlessly punish those guilty of such actions, drawing on the power of nature itself.
Nowhere is the potential scope of infernal corruption more evident than with Eilish Garrity, the once affable arcanist of the Black River Irregular mercenaries. Eilish still sees in the mirror the man he once was. When speaking to outsiders, his charm can return, allowing him to present a smiling face to those who, moments later, are overwhelmed by his magic and offered to his infernal masters. He is addicted to power, with a thirst for hidden knowledge that has taken him down a path to disgrace and degradation. He greedily accepted the forbidden lore that was offered him and, in doing so, damned himself beyond redemption.
An arcanist who becomes an infernalist can seize a leadership position among the cults, attracting others into their pacts. Lord Roget d’Vyros is an example of one who has risen to such a position. A former member of the Order of the Golden Crucible, Roget is glad to have put that group behind him and now openly serves his new masters. His arcane skill was once mediocre, but he has achieved harmonic exaltation with the infernals, able to augment their strength and to borrow their greater magic to employ as his own.
While most of the sentinels of G.U.A.R.D. are bulky and heavily armored, Nova ESR (Extreme Situation Responder) was built to be fast and nimble. Incorporating advanced engines and boasting an impressive range of articulated movement, Nova’s pilot can often avoid incoming attacks entirely. Nova ESR has been outfitted with an impressive arsenal of ranged firepower to exploit her maneuverability. The current pilot, Astrid Iverson, qualified for this assignment after testing off the charts for both reaction speed and situational awareness.
Having absorbed solar winds throughout the comet’s long space journey, Xaxor has the energy reserves to deny the very forces of gravity itself. His beams of ionized cosmic energy pierce the hearts of his enemies while city after city burns in his wake. It is difficult for observers to gauge this creature’s goals or intelligence, though Xaxor seems more deliberate and focused than his counterparts. He has demonstrated a preference for focusing on obliterating power plants and factories, perhaps siphoning their power for his own.
G.U.A.R.D. has proven its facility at manufacturing powerful mechanized warriors. In addition to the larger “super mech” weapons platforms, it has unleashed a large number of smaller exo-armors to assist in flexible ground support. These mechs are extremely durable, being all but immune to explosions in their vicinity.
While some of G.U.A.R.D.’s weaponry was based on preexisting designs, the heavy Monster Response Tank was created specifically to assist in encounters with gargantuan monsters. The focused firepower of MR-Tanks exceeds all previous developments, enabling these machines to potentially damage even the greatest of Earth’s threats.
Scorchers are highly mobile, flying assault entities that frequently accompany the greater Planet Eater monsters on their rampages. Capable of emitting blasts at extremely high temperatures, these beings can melt even advanced alloys to slag.
Exterminatrix are horrifying multi-limbed creatures bearing superficial resemblance to destructomites but capable of emitting a short blast of plasma energy, rendering that which was destroyed more easily absorbed by the Planet Eaters.
What General Ledfoot and his trusty tank pilot Tredz lack in stature, they make up for in firepower. Christened “Madtrak” in honor of their late chieftain, the weapon of mass destruction at Ledfoot’s command is guaranteed to cause opposing crews to make tracks!
As the former leader of the Devil Dogs mercenary company, Sam MacHorn is known for two things: wrecking face and getting paid! And with her custom-built Ironhead suit, she’s ready to put in some overtime!
Add a new dimension to your Riot Quest games and ’port into battle in style with a set of new and improved spawn gates! While you’re at it, throw Weird Wendell onto your roster and watch your rivals weep sweet tears of terror as Wendell’s gremlins turn their precious riot gear against them.