The Haunts are a Minor Faction.
An echo or 'ghost' effect of the Virtual bombings, this faction are the partially intelligent remnants of Virtual Endless, typically found in ruins.
Tied naturally to ancient ruins and remnants of history, villages that are now inhabited by Haunts were once thriving centers of Aurigan peoples.
|Legends says these are lost spirits of ancient people, kept partially sentient by being bound with Dust. Immune to cold, they terrify enemies even more in winter.|
|A Fragment of Crystal|
|Glowing with supernatural vigour in the dark of the ruins, a group of Haunts circulate around broken shards of a yellow, crystalline object. You approach, and they eye you curiously. "What are your theories on its nature?" an apparition asks. "Take your time, it has lain here for centuries."|
|Develop your scientific knowledge in the hopes of better understanding the crystal's origin and purpose.||1. First, discover a total of three Science-based Technologies from any eras.
2. Next, via the Empire Plan, raise your Science ministry by 1 more level than previously.
|Your increased knowledge, and discussion with the Haunts, lead you to believe that the crystal was part of a ship, crewed by strange, feathered creatures, that once sailed the stars. They are impressed by your Empire's ascendence to a new level of scientific understanding, and reward you with a large bounty of Dust from the crystal.|
|Reward||1. Mad Fairies Droplist, picks 1
2. Dust Droplist, picks 1