A Body of The Hive is the most seen member of The Hive. A low-tier soldier, the Bodies are used for manual labor and grunt combat. They sometimes have a mutation that is unique to them, something The Hive wishes to integrate into its soldiers, but often they are just generic mutant soldiers. They are most often seen in groups, sometimes accompanied by a higher class Hive member.
- 2 (6)
- Following Orders
- The Beyond
Mutations come in every shape and size. Randomly choose something and increase its strength by 1 level. Some good choices are increasing Might defense, Increasing mobility, or increasing movement range.
Unlike most members of The Hive that rely on their mutations for combat, Bodies rely on practical weaponry: typically spears and shields.
Despite the rumors perpetuated by The White Flame, so long as you stay out of their way Bodies are harmless. The exception to this is if you have something to do with their mission, then they are bloodthirsty killers, doing whatever necessary to achieve their objectives.
Great way to introduce The Hive/White Flame conflict into your game is to show a battle between some Bodies and some Candles. Otherwise use these for grunt combat or manual labor, as is their lot in life.
A group of Bodies usually has 4d6 shins on it at any time, for food, lodging, etc. They still rely on technology so occasionally you will find them with a cypher or oddity.
One part of the group known as The Hive. See the related article for additional members.