From the release:
ABERRANT are pleased to announce that the CSO Marshal Langstrom and Merc Shadow Assassin are available from the webstore.
Marshal Langstrom has had a long and illustrious career with the CSO. Born in 2120 amid the ruins of Seattle, like many others Langstrom was destined for a life of crime and given the survival rate, a very short one. He had to learn the hard way how to be street smart and how to survive. By the time he was twenty, he realised he wanted more than just survival on the streets. While escaping from a gang of narcotic dealers he had double-crossed, he stumbled into a CSO recruitment office. To avoid the heavily armed gang outside, he signed up in the belief that once the CSO had taken him out of the area he could run. He never did.
Langstrom took to the CSO like a Ronin to a lucrative contract and he soon found himself moving rapidly up through the ranks. At the age of 25, he became the youngest member of the CSO to achieve the status of Marshal. Heavily involved in numerous campaigns both across the world and in nearby off-world colonies, he was instrumental in the formation of the CSO Mechanized Infantry Unit and also the man called in to crush the Chicago riots in 2153. He has since become a legend that refuses to die.
Although offered a seat on the board of Unipol many times throughout his career, Langstrom has always refused, preferring to remain out in the field. In 2172, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but as yet has not slowed down or taken a back seat. If the CSO are involved in a prominent campaign or major investigation, you will find Marshal Langstrom at the heart of it.
Not all Dravani are in agreement with the direction their race has taken. From the very beginning when the first life was taken of another sentient species, there were those who declared that this was wrong and not the Dravani way. Unfortunately, those voices were few compared to the millions who thirsted for conquest, but still those voices have never gone away. If anything, since the incident of the far planet and the ‘creation’ of the Souless, their numbers have risen, although the Dravani military and aristocracy largely remain free of such ‘radical’ thinking. Even amongst the few who came to Earth, there were dissenters; those who said the Dravani should reveal themselves and work with mankind. Few in number and ignored by the majority, they see Earth as the perfect opportunity and have decided to take action now that the odds are not as overwhelmingly against them. The Shadow Assassins formed in the early part of the 21st century, now operate as mercenaries with the objective of thwarting Dravani operations at every possible opportunity.