But why would they need to be originally human? Wouldn't it be possible that they simply latch on different species?
To keep within the framework they would need to be human, or be created by a psionic manifestation brought about by humans.
The human imagination, coupled with latent psionic powers, compression into a hive, brings about psionic manifestation that is tantamount to opening Pandora's box.
All the aliens and demons are within out heads, within our imaginations, and they can become real.
It is kinda apt, as all the alien and demon designs ever made by humans all come from the imagination. It is a fertile ground.
However there is the x-factor, the Infinity. The Infinity is pure creative energy but it also houses all of reality and an infinite number of alternate realities. There could be bleed over, and influence from unknowable powers that humans can neither comprehend of pretend to understand (least of all me). It may not add much to the game, but for some reason just knowing it's their in the framework is kinda creepy - it's not all us.
Kind of did some pondering on this again. Still have a soft spot for a killer woman cult, so here we go!
I would imagine that the "Vanesha" (still sticking to that name since we can connect it to Ed's model) was originally a colony, but a minor one, maybe something akin to some moon based or orbital Ecopolis.
Then the Psidemic happened, some of the women became very powerful but also very daemonic/alien. The greatest of them would even live on after death, sort of becoming undead champions of a sorts.
When the Legion arrived, the people of Vanesha tried their best to defeat the invaders but failed. However, instead of going full extermination mode, the Legion captured the warrior women and shipped them off to their own arenas such as for example of Vareya or on Gaia.
With this new status the women formed new cults, whilst previously these would have been very ceremonial and spiritual affairs, now they might have transformed into something of a celebrity spectacle.
It might even be that the Vanesha have been absorbed partly into the Legion's own "state religion"...
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