Aliens of Charted Space 2 details three of the most misunderstood cultures of Charted Space – the Solomani, the Droyne and the Hivers. Despite the fact they are the original humans, the Solomani are confusing to outsiders and often portrayed as despicable in Imperial propaganda. The Droyne and the Hivers are alien in both physical form and way of thinking. Both make many outsiders uneasy – and with good reason.
This book contains rules for creating Travellers from each of these alien races, High Guard additions and new ships, and Central Supply Catalogue entries for their new equipment.
The Solomani are the original humans, left behind on Earth when the Ancients transplanted Humaniti throughout Charted Space. The Solomani are convinced of their own superiority and the ‘Call to Greatness’ felt by all their people. They have much to be proud of; inventing the jump drive and conquering the vast Vilani Imperium to name but two of their achievements. Yet there is a darker side to Solomani society, with the ever-present agents of Solomani Security reporting on the words and deeds of every citizen. Aliens of Charted Space Volume 2 reveals the motivation of the Solomani people and why they genuinely believe they are better than everyone else.
Scattered all across Charted Space are communities of Droyne; some voyaging among the stars and others sharpening rocks to use as tools. The Droyne would be among the most enigmatic of all the people in Charted Space even if they were not known to be a remnant of the Ancients. Droyne do not explain their often bizarre actions, but there must be a logic to them. This book reveals the secrets of this strange alien race.
The most physically alien of all people in Charted Space, the Hivers are renowned for their ability to manipulate others into doing their bidding. They are alleged to have manipulated whole starfaring societies, altering the course of their history. Apparently emotionless yet ever-curious, the Hivers control a huge federation in which many races serve a role created for them by the Hivers. Aliens of Charted Space Volume 2 shows the motivations and long-term plans of the Hive Federation.