After months of coyly playing with our emotions, Carbine revealed the final two races in WildStar at San Diego Comic Con today. The Chua will join up with the Dominion, and the Mordesh are siding with the Exiles. Read on for more information and pictures of each race.
Nearly as brilliant as they are sociopathic, the Chua are mischievous inventors of advanced weapons and technology for the Dominion, and join the previously announced Cassian, Draken and Mechari races. The Mordesh are the newest addition to the Exiles; cursed with a degenerative disease, these space zombies have become masters of artifice and deception, plying their dark arts to wreak vengeance on their Dominion enemies along with their allies – The Aurin, Humans and the Granok.
The lore behind the Chua and Mordesh offers players greater insight into how these two races are also part of the ongoing power struggle between the Dominion and the Exiles, and their intentions for the legendary planet Nexus, the setting for WildStar, and the secrets left there by the ancient Eldan civilization.
Discovered by Mechari observers in the early years of the Dominion, the Chua of the forest world Bezgelor displayed from the start an uncanny grasp of science and mechanical engineering. Introduced to several examples of simple Dominion technology, the Chua zealously industrialized their home until verdant forests were replaced with factories and tranquil pastures were reduced to dustbowls of ash. The Chua joined the Dominion out of a need for resources that their own ruined world could no longer provide and for the past 1,000 years have created advanced weapons and technology for the empire. On Nexus, the Chua look forward to exploiting the planet’s legendary natural and technological resources while devising new and exciting ways to destroy their enemies.
The Mordesh of planet Grismara once were the envy of the galaxy. Their refinements in alchemy – driven by the great Grismaran alchemist Victor Lazarin – produced an elixir that was said to grant immortality. Distributed worldwide, the elixir eventually became unstable, causing those afflicted to physically degenerate and lapse into a mindless cannibalistic rage. The destruction that followed put the civilization a hairsbreadth from extinction and caused the Dominion to institute a brutal and uncompromising quarantine. While Lazarin created a vaccine for the disease, the Mordesh turned to the Exiles, who smuggled them piecemeal through the Dominion blockade. Forced by dwindling numbers and a hunted status, the Mordesh resorted to artifice and deception. Now seen by the Exiles as an unsavory, but necessary evil, they look to ply their dark arts on Nexus and wreak vengeance on the Dominion who deserted them.
More information about the Chua and Mordesh races can be found on the website.