Centuries ago, scientists in a desolate, secret research facility on a moon in the Olthalon system felt they were nearing a dynamic breakthrough in dark-matter research. Soon, unlimited power would be theirs as long-guarded secret began to unravel before their eager, inquisitive eyes. Then, just as the truth was nearly within their grasp, disaster chose that precise moment to strike as ravenous dimensional energies slipped their bonds and ran amok while their would-be masters cowered in fear. In the blink of an eye, the terrible energy engulfed the hapless questers, and soon their lunar home gave birth to an interstellar terror when something not of this universe passed through the newborn dimensional rift and began to feed upon its new home. As it consumed the laboratory and the moon it rested upon, the creature grew and began to feed on the system’s planets. However, as it closed in upon the solar morsel, cosmic justice screamed out and the creature’s audacity could no longer be ignored. In one final moment of defiance, the beleaguered system’s sun went supernova!
Typical Orvoxx Shard
Agiliry 7D: dodge 9D, flying/0-G 7D+1
Mechanical 1D: navigation: space 40
Strength 4D: stamina 5D
Knowledge 10: survival: space 60+1
Perception 5D: search 5D+1
Strength Damage: 2D
Move: 10 (flying)
Fate Points: 0
Character Points: 0
Body Points: 22
Wound Levels: 3
Natural Abilities: energy tendrils (damage 6D to organic material); energy aura (Armor Value +5D); spacefaring(space Move equals atmosphere Move); can survive in space; large size (scale value 20)
Olthalon’s wrath scattered the unwanted visitor across known space. Shards of the galactic terror now wander through the void and engorge themselves all they come across. Their preferred method of assimilation is to drift across worlds they encounter while drawing the life from its inhabitants. Tendrils of energy snake from their storm-cloud-like bodies as the creatures pursue their prey. Once a chosen world has been stripped of life, their executioner sinks through its crust and burrows into its core. After a brief gestation period, the creature replicates itself as its stolen womb explodes with near divine fury and the spawn of its assassin leaps toward the stars.
Thus, is the legacy of those who would bend untamed forces to their will. Their terrible offspring have caused misery throughout known space and many would-be defenders have fallen before them. Although the murderous terrors have been called many things, they are commonly known as the Orvoxx.
The remaining shards of this energy decaying creature can wreak havoc upon unsuspecting space colonies and interstellar ships alike. Heroes could be tasked with saving countless lives by interposing themselves between the Orvoxx and its next meal. Some explorers have found themselves tracking the wake of the annihilators in a series of search-and-destroy missions designed to rid known space of Olthalon’s spawn. Of course, there exist depraved scientists who try to draw an Orvoxx shard to them in hopes of capturing it for study. Someone has to clean up the mess when the hunters find their calculations are a hair off, and the creature breaks free, seeking to destroy an inhabited system.