Legendary Walks Looking
Even if she had not been born blind, it wasn't an easy childhood for Walks Looking as the only daughter of the great hero of the Warrior Nation. Ghost Wolf's legend loomed over her but what others perceived as her disability meant that she was not sought for a wife or status symbol by the men of the tribes. Ghost Wolf might have been a hero to his people but he was a distant father for Walks Looking. Her brothers all died at the hands of the Union or Confederates during their Civil War and she grew to adulthood with only the counsel of the elder Irontooth for guidance. Frustrated with her blindness and freed from any expectations or demands, Walks Looking embodied her name as she was often found wandering the camps and plains honing her spiritual sight. Try as she might she did not display the gift to a degree that she could join the other Braves into battle and bring them glory rather than be a burden.
Dejected, Walks Looking searched for the chance to make her own mark. In meditation, she sought her animal spirit in the hope that she might be able to join the Spirit Walkers and display the traits of the wolf like her father or perhaps a mighty hawk like Alcon. Through that meditation, she received her answer from what she thought was the Great Spirit itself and she returned to her people with an insight and ability that disturbed and disquieted the elders as much as her newfound abilities were hailed as a miracle of the Great Spirit.
Invigorated, Walks Looking threw herself into the protection of her people in imitation of her father. Her heroism in those years is without question, but in the process Walks Looking began to have strange thoughts and experience periods of forgetfulness and gaps in her memory that left much unexplained - including moments when she awoke drenched in blood with the taste fresh on her lips. Fearing for her sanity, the final straw came when she inadvertently led many Youngbloods to their deaths. Anguished she took her own life as the shame too much to bear. But she did not die, instead, she rose up twisted and terrible - a tainted mockery of her former self, invigorated by the dark powers of the Hex.
For several years she lived as a tainted creature called Wicasasni, corrupting the young and strong of the tribes and creating a Dark Nation of followers. Ghost Wolf blamed himself for his daughter's corruption and when the opportunity came he led a daring raid to the creature's lair. Capturing her, Ghost Wolf took the screaming monstrosity to the sacred shrine that had been prepared by Raven Spirit for just this purpose. Searing her soul with the energies of the Great Spirit, the nightmarish wraith was torn from Walks Looking's body and banished from the shrine. As it was sent howling into the night, it took with it half of Walks Looking's soul.
Purified and restored to her people, Walks Looking is a powerful leader of the Warrior Nation. Though not fully trusted and resented by those who have lost loved ones to her tainted past, Walks Looking has led the Warrior Nation to many victories. Having lost none of her prodigious power but now unable to feel love or other strong emotions Walks Looking has a personal quest to find the demon Wicasasni. A quest to reclaim the lost half of her soul and free those who have fallen to Wicasasni’s corrupting influence.
Legendary Viridian Alpha
The Viridian have been at the forefront of Watcher incursions across the galaxy for millennia. Though the Watchers take pains to leave no witnesses to their involvement in the shaping of sentient life, their likeness is captured in the crudely drawn cave paintings, diagrams from ancient manuscripts, petrified wood carvings and any other number of ancient records preserved for prosperity and displayed within museums or held as research material for universities on a number of worlds. On Earth their species has become known as the Locusts.
The Viridian Alpha is larger than its more numerous Locust kin. Its powerfully muscled frame is covered with a gnarled hide complemented with additional armour plates that incorporate various alien devices and defensive systems. It wields the Viridian Staff, a symbol of office and deadly weapon able to cleave a man in twain with a single blow. Mounted on the Viridian Alpha’s shoulders is a Reaper Array sporting two independently targeting energy weapons of formidable power.
As the Watcher’s goal nears the critical juncture raids against humanity become more numerous as materials are gathered and possible threats eliminated. Posses find themselves faced with a new threat as the alien invaders are encountered more frequently and their presence more brazen. The Viridian Alpha is quite the match for anything a posse of weak and feeble humans might throw at him. To complicate matters further he often leads his Viridian Clade to who harry their enemies on the ground and from the air. The Alpha's nickname of ‘King Locust’ or sometimes just as the ‘Big Bastard’ is well deserved.