Batu and Baray make regular appearances in the fiction of Tim Bancroft – thanks to Tim for letting us use them – and they form a key element of the Chryseis Shard.
Due to various accidents, Batu is considered one of the foremost experts on corrupt nanospore was was, shall we say, ‘asked’ by Vard Ordaichen of the Delhren to investigate the wierd infestation in the Chryseis system.
|Batu Delhren with plasma pistol, hyperlight armour, impact cloak||5||6||4||4(6)||8||8||Leader 3, Wound, Meld nano-drone|
Meld nano-drone: Batu and his nanodrone are represented by two separate models, but they act as a single model. Shooting from Batu, the drone can make a single or point blank flame lance attack with a rate of fire of 3 or a strike value of 6 for the single shot. The position of the drone doesn’t matter and we can imagine it zipping around Batu, its ﬂashing suspensor blades slashing and stabbing at the enemy…
Prince Batu is a young scion of the ruling Tsulmar clan of the Freeborn House Delhren. Having misspent his youth upon the kind of frivolous and indulgent activities felt necessary to a princeling of the blood, the ruler of House Delhren and leader of the Tsulmar clan decided to put the young wastrel to good use.
Batu Delhren’s meld nanodrone draws energy from internal fuel rods, but can also draw upon the environment, converting matter directly into power. In extreme cases where vast amounts of power are required quickly, the drone will leech matter from anything nearby, including Batu’s own body mass. Fortunately for Batu such occasions are rare, but constant loss of tissue leaves him physically weakened and can even endanger his life if the shard comprising of Prince Batu and a nanodrone feels itself threatened.
The Prince of the Delhren is accompanied by his bodyguard, Commander Baray Tsulmari. She is a highly capable soldier and leader, with stats that are better than those of Batu himself. When it comes to making unit tests, use the best value for the unit, whether that is Batu or Baray. This means the two function as a very effective team.
|Commander Baray Tsulmari with plasma carbine, x-sling, hyperlight armour, impact cloak||5||6||5||5(7)||9||9||Command, Follow, Hero, Leader 2|
Full stats for Batu and Baray can be found in The Chryseis Shard supplement. Click on the images to be taken to the store.