29 Apr Pan-Pacifica Preview #6- Threats
This week we take a look at the Threats chapter in the Pan-Pacifica Sourcebook. These threats include xenogospog, corporate security, robots, and Orroshan Horrors from the Mixed Zones in southeast China. Additionally, we introduce Templates which allow GMs to easily modify Threats, and Void Powers…new Special Abilities available to Beta Clearance and higher Threats.
From left to right: Lost, kudzu, yokai, jiangshi, protean (rear)
Art by Bien Flores and Unique Soparie
Gospog are typically undead combinations of plants and corpses, provided to the High Lords as a gift by the Gaunt Man. Rather than trust his “generous gift” and plant these special seeds in gospog fields, Reiko Kanawa allocated considerable funds into researching these vile gifts, and the result was the Contagion.
The research consumed all the seeds, and Reiko never intended to maintain gospog fields like the other High Lords. To her surprise, some of the dead, infected humans did not stay “dead” but reanimated, mutating into new creatures.
Now, all infected and subsequent mutants are called xenogospog. though 2nd planting gospog and higher cannot be harvested in Mixed Zones, this does not stop xenogospog from mutating and evolving into new generations.
Although xenogospog mutations were rather chaotic early on in the invasion, with they’ve become more consistent
To her frustration, Reiko has been unable to replicate the creation of these advanced xenogospog.
Xenogospog exhibit different abilities than normal gospog. Due to the telepathic nature of the Comaghaz, all xenogospog exhibit a low-level telepathic connection with each other, allowing them to identify who are fellow xenogospog or infected individuals, and those who are not. Additionally, although they remain undead creatures, powered by Supernatural Evil, they are not mindless, but act as an extended lifeform. They are not “intelligent” but behave much like swarming insects might.
Reiko presents a confident front to the other High Lords, asserting that the random mutations are under her control. However, due to the number of those who fell to the Contagion, both free on the island on Taiwan and caged in Kanawa Contagion Centers,there are plenty of opportunities for more xenogospog to appear in areas.
Currently there are six known generations of xenogospog, three of which are commonly reality-rated. There are rumors that the creature which attacked Sydney is a seventh, but that has yet to be confirmed. Here’s an example:
Void Special Abilities
Over the next several weeks we’ll be highlighting different parts of the upcoming products for Pan-Pacifica including new archetypes, Perks, psionic powers, miracles, and Threats. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this preview, head on over to the Ulisses Spiele Discord server!