|The Shepherds of Chotho-zoth work camp where several colony rockets are being built for generational ship deployment near Sirius 7|
They have been called the "Ascended Masters", the shepherds , & countless other titles. This race of aliens has been using a protracted, breeding program upon humanity for over 6 million years. It is only when mankind has reached the stars that their influence has really been felt. They are depicted as wise and benevolent beings concerned with the welfare of humanity. In the end they are merely another race out to exploit the genetic potential of man. They are dying & they know it! They're crafts ply the space lanes & have done battle with the Derro countless times. They've also raided several Metalunans technology troves for supplies. They've been seen among the alien quarters of several colony & pirate worlds. The Shepherds of Chotho-zoth are also users of the mysterious technology of the Great Race. They have also modified themselves countless times & have become closest to humanity within the last several hundred years. They may have some hidden agenda that isn't well known. Both the Metalunans & the Zagons hunt & kill them whenever possible.
The Shepherds of Chotho-zoth use a wide array of super science items among their arsenals. Their craft are among some of the strangest in the universe. They rely on time engines which allow their ships to move in both time & space - sideways taking advantage of the 4th dimensional sheer.
Energy weaponry is also very advanced & is relatively powerful for craft of their size. These weapons are known to have a secondary disruption effect on many mythos races such as the Mi Go. Standard weaponry for the Shepherds seem to include a lightning rifle which is a variation of the ones used by the Great Race but built to the specifications of a humanoid of the race's size & strength.
The race also excels at the use of cryogenics technology & their sleeper pods are some of the most advanced preserving species for thousands of years at a time.
The Shepherds of Chotho-zoth are men of a sort. The artificially genetic enhancements that they have created for their host bodies have given them some distinguishing characteristics:
- Great size: 7-9 ft tall
- Great strength: 6 times as strong as normal Earth type men
- The frequent reports of "double dentition", or two sets of teeth, one behind the other.
- The existence of an extra finger on each hand, and an extra toe on each foot, for a total of 6 digits per hand and foot, 24 in total.
- They live an average of about 200 years
The biological genome of The Shepherds of Chotho-zoth is fully compatible with human beings but several psychological & mental differences also mark these alien beings as well as the physiological ones as well.
+1 to Intelligence
+2 to Constitution
-1 to Dexterity
-1 to intelligence
+2 to strength
+1 to constitution
+1 to Dexterity
+1 to Intelligence
-1 to constitution
with the addition of infra-vision
+1 to +2 on Intelligence
+1 on constition
Automatic Space Yoga Skill
. probably his wife
Cultures: There are several colony worlds of The Shepherds of Chotho-zoth which have had several apocalyptic events. In all cases the locals have developed cannibal cults. These primitive tribes often are some of the most dangerous warriors around because they often use very advanced weaponry of a strange copper like material. A recent archaeological account of one of a warrior tribe's burial mounds on Cappus 8: He wore a copper cap, while copper moldings encased his jaws. Copper armor also protected his arms, chest, and stomach. A necklace made of bear's teeth and inlaid with pearls decorated his neck. At his side lay the skeleton of a woman, probably his wife. He wore a copper cap, while copper moldings encased his jaws. Copper armor also protected his arms, chest, and stomach. A necklace made of bear's teeth and inlaid with pearls decorated his neck. At his side lay the skeleton of a woman,
Standard Shepherds of Chotho-zoth
No. Enc.: 2d8 (6d20)
Movement: 120’ (40’)
Armor Class: 6
Damage: by weapon(lightning rifle)