Aliens of the Rim
|Aliens of the Rim|
Hivers and Ithklur. Because in space, no one can hear you scheme.
|Author||Dave Nilsen, Loren Wiseman|
|Publisher||Game Designers Workshop|
|Version||Traveller The New Era|
|Available from||DriveThru RPG|
|Also See||Hivers (Alien Module)|
GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 3
There are those who say that nothing takes place in Charted Space without the Hivers having anticipated it, planned it, shaped it, brought it into being by patient, careful manipulation.
The Hivers are the manipulators - emotionless, perfectly rational beings possessed of infinite patient and subtlety. If interstellar history is a clock, the Hivers are the ones who wind it; the passage of time itself does their bidding. If a tree fell in a forest, and no one was there to hear it, would it make a sound? And how come if there are trees falling down, you never see any Hivers running around with axes?
What do you get when you cross a golden retriever with a box of razor blades? How is it that the most efficient, merciless killers in the universe don't have a mean bone in their bodies? If violence is natural, guileless, and innocent, does that mean one need not take it so personally?
The Ithklur are the most feared warriors known to man. To an Ithklur, Vargr plunder is like a walk in the park; Aslan warrior spirit is the babbling of a toothless child. Other races make such a fuss over violence - why not just do it and enjoy yourself?
To the Hivers, the Ithklur are their trained, elite shock troops, lovingly perfected by millennia of manipulation and social engineering. No finer tool has ever been fashioned.
But as far as the Ithklur are concerned, they have the Hivers just where they want them. Who wants to be a boring taxi driver anyway? If the Hivers want to pretend they're in charge, what does it really hurt, so long as they leave the Ithklur alone?
Who is manipulating whom? Is the Vargr wagging his tail, or is the tail wagging the Vargr? What is the sound made when an irresistible force collides with an immovable object?
Table of Contents
|Aliens of the Rim|
|Section / Article||Page/s|
|Inter species Equipment use||86|
|Character generation worksheet||93|
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Credits (Primary Sources)
|Credits (Primary Sources)|
|Design||Dave Nilsen, Loren Wiseman|
|Art Direction||Julie F. Callahan|
|Interior Art||Bradley K. McDevitt|
|Cover Art||Christina Wald|
|Cover Design||Bradley K. McDevitt|