In this feature we're going to look at one of the characters for the Kurganova Shock Troops...
THE KURGANOVA SHOCK TROOPS (KST)
Led by the ultra-powerful Kurganov family, the Kurganova Shock Troops are a highly organized and disciplined army with underlying Eastern European themes. They also benefit from the support of strong cyber-enhanced paganic magic. This, among other things, allows them to 'waken' the 'were' gene that can transform some members of the Kurganova army into giant were-wolves or were-bears.
Arushka Yaga 'Soul-Weaver'
The Yaga Soul Weavers are a cast of sorceresses that can bend the primal forces of nature. Their powers are greatly amplified by cybernetic enhancements.
One of their key skill is that they are able to unleash the power of the 'were' gene. This gene was discovered by Kurganova scientists and is the key to turn people in were-animals (like were-wolves or were-bears, for example). And so, the Yaga sorceresses are able to turn some of the very rigid and disciplined Kurganova Troops into furious and unstoppable wild beasts.
The Yaga Soul Weaver channel the forces of ancient spirits through their cyber-enhanced shamanism. On the battlefield the Yaga Soul Weavers generally work as a team, each of them serving as a relay and an amplifier of the shamanic forces.
The Kurganovas are torn between the chaos of their paganistic roots and the rigid order of their modern high-tech ultra hierarchic society. The Yaga Soul Weavers stand in the middle of this perpetual turmoil. The powers that be tolerate their existence because the immense power they bring to battle, but at the same time, distrust these unpredictable forces, fearing that they could overthrow the current regime. So the Soul Weavers are viewed with mixed feelings of respect, fear and disdain.
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.