The ruler of the Masari, Altea is the name given to every queen when she ascends to power. The current Altea has been the ruler of the Masari for some time, taking over from the previous queen during their early years on Earth. As the Masari mingled amongst the people of Earth, Altea fell in love with a human, taking him as her consort. Although this caused a stir amongst the Masari, Altea has been a wise and benevolent ruler, inspiring much faith amongst the Masari.
In the year 2012, the Hierarchy lands on Earth, handily defeating the majority of the human militaries and almost wiping out humanity. After leading Novus into a devestating trap, the Hierarchy commander Orlok was instructed to destroy a small outpost in Egypt. He unwittingly tripped an ancient alarm in the Egyptian pyramids, and the Masari, asleep beneath the Earth's oceans, began to awaken. Though the Masari city-ship initially creates a signal that prevents the Purifier from being used, the Hierarchy blast the ship from orbit, board it, and destroy three emitters to disable the signal. Orlok is then sent to find the Masari queen in a region where multiple Masari ships were flying escort for a leader, but instead finds her son, Prince Zessus. The prince and his forces join Orlok after a small skirmish as he tries to capture a communication center to contact the others who want to separate from the Hierarchy. But Kamal Re'x appears with a massive force of troops. Kamal and Orlok duel, and the old warrior almost wins, but Kamal uses his psychic might to heavily damage Orlok. Nufai arrives, but betrays Orlok, revealing that he was working for Kamal the entire time.
Prince Zessus is captured and tortured by Kamal, but is freed by a Disciple who managed to evade capture. The Masari are furious when they awaken only to find their enemy, the Hierarchy, present on Earth and manage to escape their city-ship before it is destroyed. Mirabel approaches the queen and offers a alliance, which the queen accepts. The two armies then assault the Hierarchy bases across Earth. When they arrive in South America, they find Zessus, who announces that he has been among the enemy and seen the Purifier. He has also befriended the humans under "General Peasant", who turns out to be General Randal Moore. Finally, the combined armies of the Masari, Novus and the humans attack and destroy the Purifier. Kamal Re'x is outraged and attempts to destroy them by himself, which instantly fails.
The armies argue over what to do with him, with the humans and Novus wanting to kill him for the damage he caused to the galaxy and Earth. But Queen Altea says that this was not an execution, much to the disagreement of the gathered Novus and human forces. It required their generosity, instead. She then seemingly gives Kamal the power of a god which he uses to destroy them all. The queen is revealed to have actually trapped Kamal inside his own mind, where he visualizes himself conquering the galaxy, but is never able to accomplish it himself. He was locked in the prison of his own mind, for all eternity.
In battle, Altea is both completely harmless... and incredibly powerful. She has no direct attack capability, but can channel very powerful forces via her special abilities . Queen Altea is a very powerful support unit, but she must be protected at all times. She is relatively weak for a hero health-wise, but her powers more than make up for her lack of survivability. Since Unmake can freeze units in place, it can be used not only to destroy objects, but to hold stronger enemies in place to buy you time to mount a counter against them. Defensively, Altea is the strongest hero hands-down. Peace can be used both in an assault and as a protective measure. Her ability to use Peace to eradicate a super-weapon attack is beyond powerful. Using her in combination with Zessus to teleport into key locations is a great way to use her with the Masari..
Altea generates an aura around her at all times that slowly heals and cleanses all Masari army of any negative effects. She herself is immune to many enemy effects including radiation, mind-control, burning energy, slowing, etc.
Altea can call upon the energies of Atlatea (the Masari city-ship) to forcibly re-write reality, bending it to her will. When used, this ability eradicates all projectiles and weapon fire in the immediate area around her, including any super-weapon attacks. Any enemies caught within the radius of the effect cannot attack until they leave the area or the power burns itself out..
Queen Altea is the Support hero of the Masari, unlocked by the Dark Matter Branch. She cannot attack. She radiates a beneficial aura with a 135 radius. The aura heals friendly units and structures (3 + 1.4% per second). It removes radiation effects from friendly units and structures. It removes and blocks application of viruses, mind control, and phasing from friendly units and structures. It improves construction speed and upgrade speed of friendly structures by 20%.
Although appearing in the Masari campaign regularly, passing orders to Lord Charos, she only appears in the final mission, the direct assault on the Purifier itself, alongside the remnant Novus and human forces under Mirabel and Viktor as well as Randal Moore.
Light Mode Edit
Queen Altea has greater visual range.
Type: Small Organic Hero
Max. Speed: 1.4
Armor: Masari Hero
Crush Defense: 99
Crush Power: 4
Dark Mode Edit
Queen Altea gains speed and Dark Matter Armor.
Type: Small Organic Hero
Max. Speed: 1.6
Armor: Masari Hero
DMA Regen.: 12
Crush Defense: 99
Crush Power: 4
Method: Built by Citadel
Prerequisites: Dark Matter Branch Suite 2
Time unassisted: 1:35
Special Abilities Edit
Effects: For 10 seconds, generates a field that:
-Prevents nearby units and structures from acting aside from movement
-Protects nearby units and structures from attacks
-Removes phase effects
Cooldown: 0:45 (from end of effect)
Effect: Damages enemy units and structures in the target area for about 10 seconds, returning resources to the enemy proportionally
Damage: 40 per second
Cooldown: 00:40 (from end of effect)
Special: The effect ends prematurely if Queen Altea moves
Effect: Harmful status affects are lost when the mode is changed
Method: Research Balance Branch Suite 3
Dark Matter Affinity
Effect: Dark Matter Armor is filled when Dark Mode is entered
Method: Research Dark Matter Branch Suite 3
Dark Matter Mastery
Effect: Dark Matter Armor regenerates in combat
Method: Research Dark Matter Branch Suite 4
Some quotes may not be used ingame.
- Why must we fight . . .
- I am here to help.
- I must stand with my people.
- Is someone hurt?
- Who needs help?
- We will get through this together.
- Get me in range.
- At once!
- For my people.
- Let's see what is out there.
- I must not linger.
- I must move quickly.
- I will do what I can.
- I am prepared.
- Is there a threat?
- Peace! Be still!
- There is still a light.
- In this hour of darkness . . .
- There will be an answer.
- No. This shouldn't be here.
- I can't let you do that.
- All things must pass.
- As if it never was.
- The struggle has taken its toll. We must retreat.
- This battle is lost . . . but the war is not.
- The flame of victory grows dim. We must retreat before it's extinguished.
- Darkness has shrouded our light. We must flee these shadows.
- Victory has eluded us today . . . but tomorrow, it shall be our prize.
- Surrender, and your lives will be spared.
- You can have no more power here.
- You will not escape justice.
- Break ranks, and stop the suffering of your people!
- Perhaps without supplies . . . your forces will yield.
- I have no tears to grieve your loss.
- Your poor soldiers deserve a stronger leader.
- You are clearly outmatched.
- To persist is a fool's errand.
- Spare yourself further embarrassment.
- My light is beginning to fade.
- My power is weakening.
- Shadows are encroaching upon me.
- I am not immortal; my life is nearing its end.
- I will soon . . . be joining the angels.
-It can be difficult to select units within the Peace effect. It may be helpful to have given them orders or assigned them to a control group before activating this ability.
-Unmake applies its damage to objects in the target area at the time of activation. Units that enter the area later are not affected, and units that leave the area continue to be affected.
-Unmake at maximum duration reduces an Architect with 100% health and 100% Dark Matter Armor to 0% health, which it survives. It will kill any unit weaker than this, making it deadly against crowds of infantry but mild against vehicles and structures.
-Unmake's area is somewhat larger than the targeting circle.
-An interesting bugg with Unmake is that if used on enemies, the user gains ~50% of the resources that the enemy is supposed to get, and if used on rubble, the player will get 100% of the destroyed resources.
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