The Ceratan are a Minor Faction.
The Ceratan are arachnoid centaurs; giant spider ticks with human torsos. They are a subterranean people, so tend to have white hair and pale skin. They prefer feed on anything warm-blooded, but can survive on cold-blooded beasts or even other insectoid.
Like other insectoid species, Ceratan reproduce by laying eggs in large cocoons. The protection and care of these cocoons caused villages to develop, when otherwise the Ceratan would be migratory foragers.
|The sentries and police of this subterranean arachnid people, Driders are pacifist units that briefly immobilize friendly units with a healing web.|
|Mothers in Distress|
|The ruins are far from the deserted tomb you had imagined. Frantic Ceratans swarm the site, some feverishly digging, others carrying wounded kin and damaged eggs. One approaches. You learn that the Ceratans had thought the ruins a safe haven, but a few days ago the earth shook, burying many of their kin in the underground galleries and tunnels beneath the ruins. Many of the trapped are Ceratan females, refusing or unable to abandon their unhatched young. They ask for your help.|
|In the aftermath of an earthquake the Ceratan are desperate; help them by bringing a unit that can improvise shelter and medicine.||Bring a Settler to the Ruins to improve the organization of the relief effort.||Though some were crushed to death, your efforts have rescued many. Hundreds of eggs have been saved, and the hatchlings are emerging into the light. You wonder how those who lost their brood mothers will cope in this harsh world. As thanks, the Ceratans give you an unusual item they discovered during their excavations, the Ward of the Cocoon.|
|Reward||Ward of the Cocoon|