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Overview[]

Nictus are Kheldians that feed off life energy, killing Peacebringers and Warshades. Nictus use Shadow Cysts as a form of life support if no host is available. If the cyst is destroyed, the Nictus will die quickly.

Requiem, as seen in the Blue King CoH comic book.


Notes[]

Nictus will not spawn unless you are "flagged" for them. Kheldians are always flagged to have them spawn. Non-Kheldians who team with a Kheldian become flagged for them as well. A non-Kheldian who has been flagged to have Nictus spawn will continue to see them spawn until they log out, even if they are no longer teamed with a Kheldian.

The only exception to this is Cimerora, where they are assisting the Cimeroran Tratiors faction of enemies, and can appear in all door missions.

Villain types[]

Minions[]

Lesser Unbound Nictus[]

Lesser Nictus

These free-floating Nictus have been drawn to Earth from somewhere in the cosmos, bridging the distance through a Shadow Cyst. They have not yet joined with or possessed a host, and normally could not survive on a planet's surface for long. However, the dark energies of the Shadow Cyst sustain them, allowing them to hunt for hosts on their own.

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Lieutenants[]

Unbound Nictus[]

These free-floating Nictus have been drawn to Earth from somewhere in the cosmos, bridging the distance through a Shadow Cyst. They have not yet joined with or possessed a host, and normally could not survive on a planet's surface for long. However, the dark energies of the Shadow Cyst sustain them, allowing them to hunt for hosts on their own.

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Bosses[]

Greater Unbound Nictus[]

These free-floating Nictus have been drawn to Earth from somewhere in the cosmos, bridging the distance through a Shadow Cyst. They have not yet joined with or possessed a host, and normally could not survive on a planet's surface for long. However, the dark energies of the Shadow Cyst sustain them, allowing them to hunt for hosts on their own.

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White Dwarf[]

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The White Dwarf form is patterned off a race called the Kurukt that lived on the surface of a neutron star. The White Dwarf form retains the incredible physical resilence of the Kurukt, as well as the ability to channel energy into powerful melee attacks.

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Dark Dwarf[]

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The Dark Dwarf form is patterned off a race called the Ruktur that lived on the surface of a pulsar. The Dark Dwarf form retains the incredible physical resilence of the Ruktur, as well as the ability to channel energy into powerful melee attacks.

Bright Nova[]

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The Bright Nova form is patterned off a race called the Mefnanim that lived in the energy-charged upper atmosphere of a gas giant planet. The Bright Nova form retains the ability to Fly and to shape and project Energy bolts of incredible power.

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Dark Nova[]

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The Dark Nova form is patterned off a race called the Hulnanim that lived in the lightless depths of a gas giant planet. The Dark Nova form retains the ability to fly and to shape and project Dark Energy bolts of incredible power.

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Objects[]

Shadow Cyst Crystal[]

These unearthly crystals grow from a Shadow Seed, a hardened physical form created when several Nictus fuse together and solidify themselves. Shadow Cysts project a field that allow Nictus to survive for extended periods without a host even on a planet's surface. The Cysts also act as wormholes, allowing Nictus to travel instantly from one cyst to another, even across interstellar distances. If allowed to grow in the right conditions, a Shadow Cyst can flood a world with Nictus.

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Named bosses[]

  • Brightshift (Bright Nova)
  • Coldstar (Bright Nova)
  • Fullalbedo (White Dwarf)
  • Lightburner (Bright Nova)
  • Moonbow (White Dwarf)
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