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Celestians

The Celestians are an ancient order of Psionically-gifted individuals that strive to achieve inner enlightenment and create balance and harmony in the universe. They believe Psionic power comes form the Stars, and use this power to protect their ideals and teachings.

  • Starting Unit: Light Bringer
  • Sway enemy soldiers and colonists to your cause
  • NPC diplomacy bonuses
  • Strong Morale buffing and damage reflection
  • Uses the Psionic and Thermal damage channels

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OriginEdit

The Celestian order was founded a long time ago when Psionic abilities first started to awaken in the human race. They believed this was a new stage in evolution, and advocated a path of inner peace and enlightenment.

UnitsEdit

The Celestian background gives access to 3 unique celestian units:

SkillsEdit

A Commander can have the Celestian background which gives it access to Celestian skills.

Skill   Requirements Effects
  Aura of Guidance 4 Level 4 Every unit in the hero's army has 10% increased accuracy.
  • Only functions when the hero is the army's commander
  Compelling Presence 5 Level 8 Active Ability: Full action  

100%  3 
Target enemy unit has an 8  strength chance to be Mind Controlled, increasing to a 12  strength chance if the target is affected by Soulburn. If they survive until the end of combat, they are turned into a colonist. If this fails, the unit takes 22  damage.

  • Cooldown: 4 
  Deny the Wicked 4 Level 6 Every unit in the hero's army has 2 damage reduction in all channels against attacks from units with Soulburn.
  • Only functions when the hero is the army's commander
  Revealing Soul 4 Hero gains Template:Blue, and all units that attack the hero have a strength 8  chance of being afflicted with Soulburn.


TechnologyEdit

Celestian tech uses ancient astral philosophy to harness the nobler parts of the psyche.

  • Units, mods and operations primarily buff friendlies, with limited direct damage capability.

While higher tier units in this technology deal psionic damage, Celestian units are more about utility than direct damage, so synergy with psionic weapons research is minor.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites   Unlocks Description
  Light's Embrace 1 Tactical 100
  • Tenets of Tranquility
  • Cleansing Light
“Ponder the candle’s flame. As it warms you, look at the bruises you have acquired from a lifetime stumbling in darkness. This is your decision. Would you remain in darkness?”
– Sister Rebe Katiere, Cleansing Invitation
  Penance 2 Tactical   Light's Embrace 150
  • Shield of Remorse
  • Spirit Flash
“Repentance is not punishment, it is celebration. It is a path to becoming trustworthy. Wiser powers do not share their secrets with those whom they cannot trust.”
– Lu’Samaeliss, Guardian of Gravity
  Luminance 3 Forces   Light's Embrace 270
  • Amazon Light Bringer
  • Syndicate Light Bringer
  • Vanguard Light Bringer
  • Kir'Ko Light Bringer
  • Assembly Light Bringer
  • Dvar Light Bringer
“Let the light-bringers burn brightly, send a gleam across the bay, that the poor struggling souls adrift in the dark torrents may guide their vessels safely ashore.”
– Lu’Kalla Candelieri, Guardian of Photons
  Inner Fire 3 Strategic   Penance 270
  • Sway Ideology
  • Soulfire
  • Blessing of Starlight
“As children of the Guiding Star, every soul is born with a light to know right from wrong. When selfish choices entice a soul to extinguish their light, they punish themselves, embracing weakness.”
– Eris Harper, Star Virgin
  Perseverance 4 Tactical   Penance 480
  • Tenets of Healing
  • Negate
“Discipline the mind and the universe will trust you with its secrets.”
– Lu’Qian Wu, Guardian of Mind
  Star Presence 5 Forces   Luminance 700
  • Dvar Star Guide
  • Amazon Star Guide
  • Assembly Star Guide
  • Kir'Ko Star Guide
  • Vanguard Star Guide
  • Syndicate Star Guide
“I am full of dark ignorance;
My lost life hungered
In corners of tarnished shame,
It smothers me: this veil of regret.
Your kindness pierces my shroud of guilt.
Loving acts are stars in my Night.
I see:
Guided by sparks of Your Grace.”
– D’Nac, Star Guide’s Confession
  Light of Truth 5 Strategic   Perseverance 700
  • Declaration of Truth
  • Beacon of Truth
“Truly intelligent life has the capacity to love. Love changes loss into sacrifice, and endures pain for purpose. Love sees the value in every soul and inspires them to surrender their pride and vengeance with an example of selfless service.”
– Sorli Auro, Pilgrim Ascendant
  Light of Truth 6 Strategic   Light of Truth 1100
  • Futility of War
  • Ward of Righteousness
“We tread a path of martyrs to ascend. Yet as long as intelligence dwells upon this world, the blood of the fallen will cry in the ears of the enlightened. Their souls will recoil from the injustice of stealing a life that deserved to live.”
– Jonah Covenant, Candlekeeper
  Way of Peace 6 Tactical   Perseverance 1100
  • Tenets of Pacifism
  • Resurgence
“There is no value in pride.
There is no safety behind walls.
There is no strength in rage.
There is no freedom behind bars.
There is no joy in judgment. There is no fortune in gold.
There is no peace in war.”
– Aya Nago, Teacher’s Tenets of Pacifism
  Colony Sanctuary 8 Strategic   Star Ward 2000
  • Compelling Cause
  • Sanctuary of the Stars
“Oh! My brethren and sisters, now that we see the truth and partake of this salvific force, does not your heart kindle a fire to share it with all who will receive it? Let us be diligent and gather the faithful pilgrims seeking light.”
– Sigris, Friend of Comets
  Repercussion 9 Tactical   Way of Peace 2500
  • Shield of Reckoning
  • Area of Reprieve
“For those who give no reprieve, none shall be given. For those who make no amends, there shall come a reckoning.”
– Lu’Vir Corr, Guardian of the Key
  Axiom of Light 10 Forces   Star Presence 3250
  • True Ascendancy
“Intelligence unveils realms of choice, just as sunlight traces many paths, making visible their destinations. So too does giving word to light convey pure intelligence to both travelers: teacher and student.”
– Lu’Dex Pon, Guardian of the Door
  Ascension 10 Strategic   Colony Sanctuary 3250
  • Final Revelation
“Life is no accident, nor game of chance, but the natural consequence of cosmic harmony. The grand harmony played upon the strings that formed reality.”
– Aya Nago, Exalted Transcendent

OperationsEdit

Celestian technology gives access to unique celestian Operations when researched.

Weapons and modsEdit

Celestian technology gives access to unique celestian Equipment when researched. Some of these items can also drop from loot found on the map