Humanity is at war with the technologically advanced Therians, a presumably robotic species bent on subjugating and transforming all planets for their ultimate purpose: the crafting of a "better", more organized universe under their rule, which they refer to as their "therian heaven".
Do you feel different to those around you but can't quite figure out how or why? Do you find strange things happening around you? Do unfamiliar and perturbing feelings come over you? Do you want help to come to terms with these new experiences?
Bâleed vented her anger at the disgrace she felt with the twins’ desertion by seeking out dangerous encounters for her crew to undertake. Should they fail then some of the scavenger crew would die, but should they succeed then the fame, wealth and glory would ensure a higher status in clan Kobra. One such was quest Gul, Kalan, Birz, and Zaen (a new crew member from an underworld family) was sent to kill a fully grown creature called a “land shark” or “Bullette”. This heavily armoured creature is sought after for its super strong but lightweight crest, which is fashioned by the Drow into a powerful shield. This was the prize Bâleed coveted.
The Bullette burrows underground to move from one place to another, only coming up to attack unwary prey. Fortunately for Kalan and the others it does not like the smell of Elves or Drow so will normally ignore them. The crew set themselves up near large boulders at the base of a mountain and stomped on the ground to attract the huge creature’s attention. As it charged burrowing underground the crew leapt up to the boulders and prepared their vipers (a bolt pistol that fires poisoned darts used by Drow). The creature’s head appeared and it sniffed the air. Some of the crew fired their bolts but they all bounced harmlessly off the thick armour. The Bullette disappeared underground again and started to head off - apparently uninterested in the smell of the Drow.
The crew not wanting to fail Bâleed in her current mood jumped down to the surface thumping their feet and yelling to draw the immense Bullette back. They stayed on the ground to the last minute and leapt to safety as the enraged Bullette broke through the ground and charged. Above ground and roaring the massive Bullette hurled itself at them. The crew sought out any weak spots in the armour or try for the difficult mouth shot to get poison into this creature. As the darts flew one lucky dart made it through and set off the lethal poison. The Bullette crashed into the boulders holding the Drow and died.Captain Bâleed took every opportunity to display her new shield after a few weeks of crafting by the armourers. She had not just regained her status but the Despair was now 2nd in the fleet. The crew who nearly paid for the shield with their lives ground their teeth in frustration.