When did the common rat, most common of pests throughout the history of the human race, develop into this new race? Nobody knows the answer to this, but for sure it must have something to do with the first, clunky and massive cargo ships that moved wares from system to system as humanity begun to trade amongst the stars.
Maybe it was the radiation leaks of poorly shielded nuclear reactors, or the cosmic rays generated by stellar activity in some distant system, or even the alien chemical cocktails that might have mixed from the many spills during transportation incidents in remote outposts of the galaxy. Whatever caused the change, the common rat eventually evolved into a larger, bipedal form with opposing thumbs and a cunning sort of primitive intelligence, combined with the natural gift for survival and amazing reproductive capacity of the original species.
This new race of space scavengers, calling themselves ‘the Veer-myn’, began to live in the vast bowels of all large space ships, regardless of the race they belonged to. It goes without saying that the Space-Vermin soon also begun to infest the sewers and ventilation ducts of the sprawling mega-cities, and the gigantic underground bases and artificial colonies built by many races throughout the galaxy. It is said that no matter where you are in the Milky Way, you’re never more than a few meters from a Space-Vermin – and that’s a very alarming thought.
These normally secretive creatures have now spied the world above long enough to learn some of its science and lust for its wealth. More and more often, the chittering hordes of rat-creatures, armed to the teeth with scavenged weaponry they have ‘adapted’ to their needs, emerge from the bowels of spacecrafts and settlements alike in an attempt to seize them and enslave the ‘folk above’.
The Veer-myn are the fourth science fiction race from Mantic Games. Coming in April’s Project Pandora: Grim Cargo board game and as a full army release in May, the models will be unveiled in the Veer-myn Dossier – a free to download preview guide complete with art, background and Warpath army list exclusive to a forthcoming Mantic Newsletter in March.
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