Part of what makes Rogue Angels stand out is the playable characters. Each character has their own unique play style, personality, and origin. They all have strengths and weaknesses, they each fight their own battles and demons, and shape their own relationships and legacies.
Today I want to talk about a changeling named Adryel Koltis. In this journal entry I will dive into my thoughts on the character, provide some details, and some recommendations on how the character can be played.
Illustrators: Original concept by Angelita Ramos. Character by Linggar Bramanty. Action cards by Gunship Revolution.
I hope you will enjoy the read, and do not worry, it is spoiler-free :)
I knew from the beginning that changelings would take up several spots of both playable characters and NPCs (non-player characters). Their ability to shapeshift makes them a fun contribution to the dynamic of the story and interpersonal conflicts.
Like in the original Burning Suns game the changelings are known for their ability to adapt and learn. In Rogue Angels I have therefore given them a high focus count and often a broader spectrum of abilities compared to their allies. They are also usually portrayed as having a more cautious and supportive personality.
The changelings' nimble size makes them fast and precise but also very vulnerable, which results in their very low shield count.
Details & Origin
Full name: Adryel Koltis
Species: Changeling (learn more about the species on wiki)
Date of birth: 976 ATA (see timeline on wiki)
Place of birth: Lazarus Depth (find system on wiki)
Former work: Various
Adryel was born in one of the toughest known places in the galaxy, Lazarus Depth. Here they learned to survive by wits, cunning, and cautiousness. Adryel escaped Lazarus Depth before adulthood and ended up in Ice Serpent where they managed to fit in with the many other races occupying one of the largest galactic markets of Assembly space.
Adryel had to flee Ice Serpent when the Templars invaded the system. Homeless and alone, Adryel now try to team up with different mercenaries while waiting for an opportunity to be able to return to Ice Serpent and search for their soul mate, whom they were separated from during the chaotic escape.
Like other changelings, Adryel is capable of shapeshifting, which makes it possible for them to blend into different communities. As with all changelings, Adryel is also an extremely fast learner and has therefore managed to take a degree in both programming, medicine and martial arts while living in Ice Serpent.
Adryel has lived among many different species and formed an intimate relationship with a human while living on Ice Serpent.
Adryel Koltis is a cautious fighter with a lot of mental strength and focus. With their medical and technical skills they can support team members on a wide range of missions. Adryel's physique and lack of personal shield emitter makes them vulnerable to enemy fire and damage in general.
Adryel Koltis is equipped with a blaster and a communication device, which lets them interact with all sorts of consoles and doors.
Adryel can heal themself and fight in close quarters but lacks the ability to engage enemies at long range. They should join a team of stronger and heavier individuals.
As Adryel you must choose your fights carefully. Engage and eliminate the weakest enemies with your frenzy, but try to avoid being the first to breach a room full of combatants. Stay close to better shielded allies whenever possible.
With your regen pack you can easily assist "tanks/bullet sponges". Always seek maximum effect of your weapon, as your only other damage comes from hand-to-hand combat. When you get the chance, you should prioritize to loot/upgrade ranged weapons until you have one extra option at your disposal.
Thanks a lot for your time. I hope it provided you with some fun insights :)
Now it is time for you to tell me what you think about Adryel and/or the changelings. What other characters are you looking forward to learn more about?
And if you cannot wait - you can always play Rogue Angels on TTS.
Another thank you for keeping me company on this journey :)
Best regards Emil