News for February 2012
Deadly Cunning
A preview of The Koronus Bestiary, an upcoming Rogue Trader supplement
Rogue Trader | Published 24 February 2012

“They descend from the heavens like a maelstrom of destruction. Everything they seek and everything that they find lies in ruins, for they are of a lost age. Though if they do find the treasure they seek, a new Age of Strife may come upon us all."
     –The Witches of Footfall, prior to the first sighting of the Rak’Gol

In December, Fantasy Flight Games announced the upcoming release of The Koronus Bestiary, a supplement for Rogue Trader. This comprehensive tome features art and descriptions for a range of foes, including Shadowkith, Thornmaws, Void Krakens, and others... plus a Xenos Generator that allows players to create alien species as varied and dangerous as they can imagine!

Each chapter of The Koronus Bestiary focuses on one type of alien threat, and we’ve already seen predatory Terrorax of Burnscour. But while such so-called mindless beasts can be undeniably dangerous, they can often be outwitted. Chapter two, however, presents foes that possess the type of deadly cunning and burning hatred that only sentience can impart. Today, we’re pleased to continue our series of previews with a look at the Rak’Gol, including the high ranking Abomination and the cybernetically enhanced Render.

Prowling the Expanse

Nothing within the Koronus Expanse embodies mindless brutality and unrestrained savagery like the Rak’Gol. Their actions seldom follow any pattern other than that of violence. Huge swaths of destroyed vessels, stations, and even colonies are often the only indications of their passage. The methods by which they select their targets are as yet unfathomable or perhaps may be entirely at random. Only the most focused and the least sane adepts have dared attempt to see a pattern within the activities of these wretched xenos. Their ways remain a mystery, and it is unclear if the answers are crafted in cunning or buried beneath insanity.

Apparent leaders among the Rak’Gol, Abominations are slightly larger than their brethren, and Imperial analyses indicate that they are instrumental in planning Rak’Gol attacks. Alternately, the Rak’Gol Render is often unable to control itself, much less its lesser kin. Download today’s preview to learn more about both fearsome foes.

The Koronus Bestiary preview (pdf, 2.1 MB)

Keep checking back for more, and look for The Koronus Bestiary later this quarter!

Rogue Trader is a roleplaying game set in dark gothic far future of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Players take on the roles of explorers aboard a Rogue Trader's ship, searching for profit and adventure while discovering new alien cultures and threats in the uncharted regions of space.

    
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