Campaign of the Month: January 2012
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The Mgalekgolo are a unique gestalt of smaller creatures known as Lekgolo, which are small, orange worm-like beings that can group together to geometrically increase intelligence, strength, and maneuverability. Humans call the Lekgolo Hunters.
Personality: Mgalekgolo almost never associate, or even communicate, with other Covenant client races, except for the Sangheili since they appreciate and acknowledge their similar warrior thoughts. They are dismissive, scornful and arrogant to the ‘lesser’ Covenant races like Unggoy and Kig-Yar and are utterly contemptuous of their foes. Hunters will not hesitate to run over a Jackal or Grunts in battle. Many of the Covenant are mystified and confused by the Mgalekgolo and indeed their way of life is almost as alien to them as the Flood. A Sangheili Fleet Master has noted that they were known to tear opponents apart with their ‘bare hands’ whilst in a blood frenzy and then pause to recite war poetry. Also it has been said that Hunters meditate in their spare time, or before battle.
Physical Description: Mgalekgolo are not singular organisms, but rather are composed of multiple small, orange, eel-like beings that form a singular collective consciousness and act as one. Hunters take a hulking bipedal form in the Covenant military. In this form, they are the strongest and most resilient species in the Covenant. These forms stand between twelve and thirteen feet tall, but when in their combat state they crouch into between eight to eight and a half feet, protecting their visible unarmored stomach and neck. Their armor has a blue luster that is makes the orange-red skin of the Lekgolo worms inside very noticeable, but the colony itself is hard to spot.
When a single colony of Mgalekgolo becomes too big, the colony will divide in half to create two independent Mgalekgolo colonies. These colonies will share an extremely close and mysterious bond, referred to only as being ‘bond brothers’, or ‘Mates’. Mgalekgolo that have split into ‘bond brothers’ are recognized by spiked appendages that rise from their shoulders, which means that they are bonded to another Mgalekgolo.
Example Names: Ogada Nosa Fasu, Igido Nosa Hurru, Paruto Xida Konna, Waruna Xida Yotno
Adventurers: Part of the agreement that brought the Lekgolo into the Covenant granted the Lekgolo access to Covenant ships and spacelanes, opening the stars to their species. Mgalekgolo might be found as explorers.
- Fitness 5(9)
- Strength +1
- Coordination 1(3)
- Intellect 2(5)
- Presence 3(5)
- Empathy -2
- Psi 0(0)
- Force 0(5)
- Essence 0(3)
- Culture, Covenant 2(3)
- History, Covenant 1(2)
- World Knowledge, Te 1(2)
- Weapon, Any Melee 1(2)
- Language: Lekgolo (Fluent/Literate) (+4)
- Language: Covenant Standard (Accented/Literate) (+3)
- Doesn’t Breathe (+3)
- Doesn’t Sleep (+2)
- Natural Armor 9 (Gestalt Physiology) (+3)
- Natural Weapon, Spikes 2+2d (+3)
- Organ Redundancy (Gestalt Physiology) (+2)
- Peripheral Vision (Gestalt Physiology) (+1)
- Telepathic Resistance (+4)
- Alien Physiology (-2)
- Battle Rage (-2)
- Duty: Blood Brother (-1)
- Inconvenient Size, Huge (-2)