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Nova eiltes are paid millions of dollars to wage war for baseline clients.
Money can buy anything — governments, body counts and, some say, souls. Project Utopia calls elites thugs. The Teragen calls them toadies to their inferiors. Nevertheless, elites — high paid mercenaries, agents of the powers that be and darlings of the N! network — are more than happy to give up stability and peace for the glory of the battlefield and the comforts of blood-soaked wealth.
What would you do for money?
Aberrant: Elites reveals the lives of those novas who offer their services, ass-kicking and otherwise, for sale to the wealthy. This book exposes the shadowy DeVries Agency (and some of its even seedier competitors) and includes rules for creating your own elite agency. Learn how your character can rake in the big bucks through assassination, bodyguarding or simply ripping apart small third world countries. The best become unimaginably wealthy. The incompetent die in the mud and are forgotten. Which are you?
Release: Originally published July 10, 2000.
Cover: The cover features a battlefield with a number of baseline soldiers and several obvious novas flying or otherwise showcasing abnormal abilities. In the foreground, backlit by fire, is the elite Totentanz, who is impaling a soldier with one of his trademark twin spears.
Oops: Due to the vaguaries of publishing, Elites was published one month before Worldwide: Phase I, the book intended to push the timeline from 2008 to 2010. Elites itself pushes the timeline even further, to 2011, so those following the releases in order of publication were treated to a little back-and-forth as the "current" setting varied by three years between books.