The second race of Sipher vessels is the NEKO. These are lithe and graceful cat-like vessels that choose a more dexterous and precise approach. They are also known for their agility and speed; known to be daredevils with a thirst for adventure, always capable of slipping out of the jaws of danger at the very last second.
Burst into life under the fiery auspices of the Scorpio; the NEKO is committed and idealistic, possessing an unwavering sense of conviction and justice that she will protect at all costs. As a result, this makes the NEKO a natural-born leader, with an innate sense of love and companionship for her comrades. Her single-minded protectiveness is unquestioningly given to friends who show her the same dedication. Despite her natural leadership qualities, NEKO loathes taking the spotlight and charge in situations because she does not wish to impose her absolutism on others who may not share her values. Instead, she prefers to keep a watchful eye from the shadows and on high, pulling the strings where she deems appropriate and only intervening when she sees no other alternative. As such, she depends on the initiative of her friends and their gentle encouragement in order to draw her out of her cloak. For the Neko, no reach is beyond her grasp if her explosive passions are harnessed and channeled towards the right guiding lights.
Birthday: November 7
Favorite Weapon: Whip
Sub-Races: Felis, Synthetic, Phasewalker, Crystalis
History of the Genesis
Part of the "Sipherian Flash" collection, they are the second race created by the Mad Scientist and his colleagues. The first 10,000 NEKO were code-named Genesis and those who were chosen were sent under the banner of the Sipherian Flash, to reinforce the 1st Fleet in combat and exploration.
There are four distinct NEKO sub-races: FELIS, SYNTHETIC, PHASEWALER, and CRYSTALIS. Each has unique abilities that distinguish them from the other sub-races.
The FELIS subtype is the most common variant of the NEKO race. Genetically predisposed for agility and poise, the Felis is excellent at getting in and out of danger unscathed. They are also incredibly stealthy vessels, able to move unseen and unheard with ease, avoiding most threats by simply escaping detection.
Their special ability “Cats out of the Bag” allows them to roll forward at supersonic speeds, dropping bombs and stunning enemies in their path.
The SYNTHETIC is a cybernetic variant of the NEKO race. These vessels have had their natural abilities enhanced through technological experimentation. As a result, they have augmented reflexes and sensory organs allowing them to perceive and react to situations at a superhuman rate and making them excellent scouts.
SYNTHETIC’s special ability, “Hologram”, casts a copy of the SYNTHETIC that deals damage to enemies while distracting them. SYNTHETICs can use the skill again to teleport to the hologram’s location.
The PHASEWALKER is a mysterious NEKO sub-race, gifted with abilities many consider unnatural. These vessels have the potential to unlock incredible psionic power. Phasewalkers are able to use these abilities to open portals in the virtual space & time continuum of Sipheria, teleporting from one point to another with ease.
PHASEWALKERs have “Shadow Walk”, a special ability that turns them invisible and undetectable to enemies while slowing down nearby foes.
The CRYSTALIS is a rare NEKO sub-race that has been modified with Ather vapor, leading to increased strength and speed as well as crystalline outcroppings on their bodies. This experiment was intended to create a vessel that could better locate and harvest Ather deposits.
Although the goal was not achieved, CRYSTALIS still have a connection to crystalline elements and can manipulate them better than other vessels. This special ability is called “Crystal Cage”, where they summon crystals within an area, trapping all enemies in its path.