March 27, 2018 by brennon
The team at Plast Craft begin their series of reveals for their upcoming game, EXO: Mankind Reborn. You can follow along as they reveal more about the characters and the world for this game over the coming weeks…
Today we want to introduce you to a new hero from EXO: Mankind Reborn. Desmond The Harvester arrives from the dense forests of the Nearctic caves.
“Desmond was the youngest member of his family. For generations, they were responsible for supplying the entire tribe with food and materials for everyday life. Even though his grandfather and his father considered themselves simple “shopkeepers”, he wanted to go further and stand out.
His experience in the CV-32 Expeditionary Corps taught him to take advantage of all the resources available to him in the environment. From simple pieces of wood, scavenged metal plates and an exoenergy cell he was able to assemble small structures such as an exodome or even small fully functional mechanical saws.
He spent many years in the Corps until he finally decided to retire at the age of forty-six. In the years following his dismissal, he had enough time to share most of his knowledge with his son, so that he could continue their family duty. Then, a letter from the council of elders arrived. In it, they requested a volunteer to set off on the largest expedition to date; destination, the surface.
Given the nature of his tribe, many were the volunteers who showed up. All but one were discarded. Desmond. The most determined and most experienced harvester in the Nearctic area.”
- Handelaar The Wise
And as you also know, all of our heroes have their own exo-companion who is natural to their cavity region. Accompanied by Little Joe, a grizzly bear, these two will be very versatile thanks to their resource-saving skills.
Here is a brief passage from Little Joe’s story…
“How did I meet Joe? I remember it perfectly. During one of the expeditions that we made to one of the most remote cavities in search of different materials, something rather funny happened.
During the first night, when we got into sleeping bags after having dinner, we left the remains of our food and provisions out without storing them. The next morning, everything was gone. For a few days after, it happened again and again. One night I decided to stay on guard, and then I saw him. He was a magnificent specimen; one of the greatest I had ever seen. A grizzly bear was sitting, eating our own food!
After several attempts, I managed to gain his confidence. He made it much easier for me to carry materials since his size and strength would make him a great beast of burden, as well as a fierce protector. In order to control his wild nature, I asked our biologists to implant a neuronal amplifier, which he now wears on his head. This meant that, in addition to further developing his intelligence, he became sensitive to the latent exoenergy of the area.”
And that is the history of this unique couple. We hope that the quality of their art and model renders will make you want to keep on discovering more about the world of EXO: Mankind Reborn.
This may be my favourite; who would say no to a bear! – BoW Ben
"Desmond The Harvester arrives from the dense forests of the Nearctic caves..."