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Aeon Guard Specialist

Aeon Guard Specialist CR 7

XP 3,200
Operative
LE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +8; Senses blindsense (emotion) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +15

DEFENSE

HP 102
EAC 22; KAC 23
Fort +9; Ref +9; Will +10; +2 vs. disease and poison
Defensive Abilities evasion, uncanny agility; DR 5/—; Resistances acid 5

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 30 ft. (jetpack, average)
Melee tactical knife +13 (2d4+9 S)
Ranged AG accelerator rifle +15 (3d4+7 P) or corona laser pistol +15 (2d4+7 F; critical 1d4 burn)
Offensive Abilities debilitating trick, trick attack +4d8

STATISTICS

Str +1; Dex +5; Con +1; Int +4; Wis +2; Cha +1
Skills Acrobatics +20, Athletics +15, Computers +20, Piloting +15, Profession (soldier) +15, Stealth +20
Languages Common, 5 additional languages
Other Abilities operative exploits (cloaking field), specialization (ghost)
Gear AG SpecOps armor (clear spindle aeon stone, deflective reinforcement, filtered rebreather, jetpack, purple sphere aeon stone), AG accelerator rifle, corona laser pistol, tactical knife, efficient bandolier (200 longarm rounds and 2 ultracapacity batteries)

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, strike team (1 Aeon Guard specialist plus 7–12 Aeon Guards), or troop (1 Aeon Guard specialist plus 21–48 Aeon Guards)

Aeon Guards are elite infantry serving as marines aboard warships, protect imperial government and military installations, quell dissent and crush rebellions, and spearhead invasions to conquer and occupy new territories.

Aeon Guards are readily identifiable by their distinctive armor, which incorporates the magic of the empire’s legendary aeon stones, and many are given cybernetic and biotechnological augmentations in addition to their standard-issue gear. The Aeon Guard stat block on page 6 represents a rank-and-file trooper who can be found almost anywhere within the Galactic Empire or on one of its starships. Aeon Guard specialists are capable of operating for weeks or even months at a time with little or no support, carrying out secretive missions of espionage, infiltration, reconnaissance, or sabotage.

Aeon Guard Armor

Standard issue for soldiers of the Galactic Empire’s elite military, Aeon Guard battle dress is a suit of heavy armor consisting of close-fitting ceramic and polycarbonate plates overlaid with an energy-reflective molecular coating.

SpecOps armor, designed for use by Aeon Guard specialists, is of the same design but in a lighter, more agile package. In addition to slots for traditional armor upgrades, each suit of Aeon Guard battle dress also includes additional aeon upgrade slots that can be used to house only aeon stones.

Placing an aeon stone in an aeon upgrade slot allows you to benefit from the aeon stone’s abilities as if it was orbiting your head. In the Galactic Empire, civilian possession of a suit of Aeon Guard battle dress is a criminal offense punishable by death.

For all its utility, Aeon Guard armor is also highly stylized, designed to impress and intimidate the enemy. The most recognizable part of its design is its helmet, which always includes a blank, full-face mask designed to give the soldier a disturbing, almost robotic look while also making it impossible to recognize specific soldiers. This is as much for the soldier’s benefit as the enemy’s, as being unable to distinguish one’s comrades makes it easier to ignore personal attachment and remain a true tool of the throne.

Standard Aeon Guard troopers often have a single aeon stone set in the faceplate, but officers may have a different number or configuration.

Aeon Guard Rifles

The AG series of longarms is manufactured by government-held factories for the sole use of the Aeon Guard. Its ingenious designers are held via lifelong “contracts” as pampered but neurally locked prisoners of the throne. The AG assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that is standard issue for rank-and-file troops. Other weapons in the series include the AG accelerator rifle, which uses magnetic fields to propel metal projectiles like a magnetar rifle does, and the rocket propelled–projectile rifle (RPPR, or “Ripper,” as it’s known in the ranks of the Aeon Guard), which fires mini-rockets like those used in gyrojet rifles.

Intergalactic intelligence agencies believe that some AG weapons can also be equipped with aeon stones, though what functions they provide and how this hybrid technology actually works is unknown. In the Galactic Empire, civilian possession of any AG-series weapon is a criminal offense punishable by death.

Aeon Stones

Aeon Guards often incorporate these magic gemstones into their armor and weapons. One such stone commonly employed by the Aeon Guard is the purple sphere aeon stone, detailed below.

Purple Sphere Aeon Stone Level 7 Magic Item Price 7,500 Bulk —

This aeon stone creates an invisible force field around you that functions as a purple force field. The stone has a daily capacity of 10 charges and fully recharges itself every 24 hours.

Aeon Guard Armor
Armor Model Level Price EAC Bonus KAC Bonus Maximum Dex Bonus Armor Check Penalty Speed Adjustment Upgrade Slots Bulk
Light Armor
SpecOps armor, AG 7 7,500 +7 +8 +5 –1 3 + 2* 1
Heavy Armor
Battle dress, AG trooper 3 1,650 +5 +7 +2 –3 –10 ft. 1 + 1* 3
Battle dress, AG command 10 18,750 +15 +17 +3 –3 –10 ft. 2 + 3* 3

* Upgrade slots marked with an asterisk are aeon upgrade slots; these slots can be used only to hold aeon stones.

Aeon Guard Rifles (Two-Handed Longarms)
Projectile Level Price Damage Range Critical Capacity Usage Bulk Special
Assault rifle, AG 3 1,400 1d8 P 80 ft. 12 rounds 1 1 Automatic
Accelerator rifle, AG 7 7,500 3d4 P 60 ft. 16 rounds 1 2 Automatic
RPPR, AG 10 21,000 2d12 B 100 ft. Knockdown 12 minirockets 1 2
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