[New Encounter] Apocaliptans

Apocaliptans

X2413 turned his head quizzically as he tried to decipher the scrawled message.

Does it make sense?” asked Versk.

Only if it was written by a lunatic,” replied the robot. “My programming in languages may not be perfect, but this writing seems to be some sort of drivel about killing off the people of this planet within five years,”

This is a big planet, how are they going to do it?” inquired the human mercenary.

Apparently by crashing a large spacecraft into an unpopulated area and going from there,” X2413 said.

Versk sighed, a gesture that always perplexed the robot because it could mean many things.

Yes?”

Well, we aren’t heroes, but really, we cannot let this happen, either. So much destruction at the hands of a group of lunatics?”

X2413 clicked his fingers together, the machine’s equivalent to snapping them.

We need to get a bounty on these madmen, then we can collect on it and still be the scoundrels that we are!”

I knew I brought you along for a reason,” Versk said with a smile.

Harboring in the end of the universe is goal of the Apocaliptans. This strange sect are the grand saboteurs of progress and determined to cause all societies to collapse, bringing about the end of all life. While not necessarily religious in origin, these individuals stick together like a cult, using secret languages and hidden symbols to communicate between cells. At times large groups of Apocaliptans congregate, usually to destroy a large spaceship or attack a planet.

In the game: Apocaliptans are dedicated to destruction and can be anyone, anytime, anywhere. Explorers can find one of these deranged among their own, as the one who rebels at the wrong time, putting everyone in the group in danger. Apocaliptans consider self-sacrifice to the cause to be the most noble contribution to the End of All Things, as long as there is massive destruction to justify the act.

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