So too is it among humans. Where the hopeful few burn bright, the countless many linger in shadow and doubt. So many fear this darkness, struggling to find a path to the light, when in fact they could simply accept the truth: while some burn bright, most human souls linger in endless shadow.
Accept this truth, that cold, unfeeling darkness dominates the vast majority of our existence, and we might find peace. We not fear the shadow, for we are one with it. We need not doubt our solitude, for we always alone. Embrace this truth, and your shadow will stretch farther than that of any misguided ‘believer’.
We are the void. And we do not fear what dwells between the stars, just as we do not fear the shadows that dwell in our hearts. That which is undesirable by most in fact makes us strong as a race, and through this unfeeling, remorseless certainty we shall ensure the survival of the human race – against all odds.”
– On the Voided (Unknown Source)
Representing the player character embracing the darker aspects of human existence, the Voidheart is a secretive loner who has cast mainstream society aside and has decided to fight the dark beings they hunt with calm, unfeeling determination. They are by definition among the most dedicated hunters and remorseless individuals in the galaxy.
Redecorated Player Apartment
“Voided One. Darkness Between. Whoever or whatever you are…”
– Vine, upon cursing the Loving Stars
The Voidheart has decided to forsake what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ in life, choosing to turn away from mainstream society. They have few friends save those whose alegience they have earned through effort and repute. Even so, they prefer to operate alone, pursuing the goals they deem imperative, regardless of outside opinions.
Voider Shrine (Level B40)
As a result, they are prepared to go to any length to pursue their prey, and place extreme importance on cold, unfeeling perfection. There is no idea more important to the Voidheart than becoming the best they possibly can be. Not because others will respect their skills, but because one cannot trust allegiance or loyalty in the shadowy underworld of Scaffold 22. The Voidheart stands alone in the shadowy passages, and might best serve humanity by employing their considerable skills against abominable threats.
A potential Hunting Ground
Cruel, calculating, and mesmeric, the Voidheart is an expert with railarms and similar breech-loaded weapons. One shot one kill is their mantra and perfection the ultimate goal.
Having grown used to the cruel reality of solitude and abandonment, the Voidheart frequently remains in the shadows, going unnoticed amidst the masses as they pursue their shadowy agenda.
Having forsaken the traditional notions of society and companionship, the Voidheart finds a twisted seance of solace in cybernetic augmentation and technological solutions that set them apart from ‘mainstream’ society.
After years of disappointment, they have realized that there is no hope to be had in the light of ‘society. Their future lies deep in the shadows, and from there they will strike against any and all who oppose their goals.
Stalking Potential Prey
Beta 0.6.1 is live. With improvements to the intro, social interaction system, stress mechanic, and some minor bugfixes. Let’s be honest though: 0.6.1. isn’t the holy grail of Scaffold 22. Rather, it’s a stepping stone toward 0.7.
(B28 Tramway Maintenance)
All that and more coming soon. In the interim, why not give the current version of Scaffold 22 a try?