WildStar's Luminai race may lead the Dominion to galactic supremacy.
Like any MMO, WildStar is filled with all sorts of interesting characters. In this week's WildStar Wednesday, the developers over at Carbine have let us in on one of the more noble races coming to the fantasy game, the Luminai.
For the uninitiated, WildStar takes place on a planet called Nexus that was once the home of the legendary Eldan race. The Eldan were a powerful, technologically advanced race that disappeared from the galaxy for unknown reasons. Thousands of years later, explorers have found the planet and want to uncover its hidden secrets. Fast forward to today, and you're ready to learn about the Luminai.
The Luminai are noble Eldan-human hybrids who fight for WildStar's Dominion faction. They're tall, beautiful, powerful, and represent a more perfect version of humans.
The first Luminai was Dominus the Half-Blood, who went on to become emperor of the Dominion for almost three centuries. He ruled peacefully and his descendants went on to form different aspects of Dominion society.
In WildStar, the legendary planet Nexus has been found. As the opposed forces of the Exiles and Dominion rush to capture it and its secrets you must pick your side and join in the fight to unlock the planet's secrets.
There aren't many Luminai wandering Nexus anymore, and those that do have developed their own special ways of communicating and interacting with each other.
"These include formalities and rituals observed in public and in private, phrases and gestures known only to them, and of course the ongoing struggle to gain wealth, power and influence. As would be expected, the struggles between the Great Houses can often be deadly, often involving deception, machinations and murder," said Carbine.
As for the future of the Luminai, many believe the current emperor, Myrcalus the Vindicator, is Dominus Reborn. Myrcalus resembles the first Luminai and his subjects believe he has the same strength, courage and character as his famous ancestor.
To learn more about the Luminai, head over to the official WildStar site.