Species - Jaffa...
Types of Jaffa:
The servants and warriors of Bastet, the Bast Guards are catlike female Jaffa
trained in Martial Arts and close range combat. Wearing helmets that resemble a
feline head and claws that shred flesh with ease, Bast Guards are both ferocious
and nimble, a combination that makes them particularly difficult to handle at
close range. Moreover, Bast Guards are trained to be far more than mere terror
troops, and often are sent to oversee missions of generosity where Bastet
bestows gifts upon her loyal followers and worshippers in need.
Brahma Guard: The Brahma Guard are Kali’s Jaffa warriors. Initially
created by Shiva, Kali elected to simply assume control of these soldiers when
she eliminated Shiva, and continued to breed them in the same pattern. Most
quickly transferred their loyalty to Kali, though a few refused to acknowledge
she had killed their god. They are trained to worship Kali in her Destroyer
aspect, and so are extremely capable warriors.
Emperor’s Hand Guard: The System Lord Yu developed a strain of Jaffa who
were canny and intelligence, permitting them to think for themselves without
compromising their usefulness as servants. Emperor’s Hand Guard are ALL
fanatically loyal to Yu, and rarely appear within the ranks of other System
Fianna Warrior: Fighters, bards and roaming judiciary, the Fianna make up
the Celtic ideal of what a warrior should be. Those who join the Fianna are
already impressive combatants in their own right; the training they receive once
their natural abilities to make them faster and deadlier.
The Guard of Ages: The Jaffa in the service of Cronus are fanatical and
brutal warriors, trained to crush the threat of revolt or insubordination
swiftly and ruthlessly. After the death of Cronus, the Guard of Ages is sworn
for the most part to the service of Zeus, though a few follow their own path,
convinced that their Master will rise again.
Jackal Guard: The Jackal Guards are among the most recognizable symbols
of Ra’s power. Originally, they were Jaffa trained to serve the System Lord
Anubis. When Anubis was defeated and exiled, Ra seized control of his resources
and integrated his loyal Jackal Guards into his own contingent of Jaffa. No
other Goa’uld were able to recruit any Jackal Guards for their own forces, so
complete was Ra’s takeover of Anubis’ territory. The Jackal Guards
represented Ra’s vast power and ability to overthrow even the most powerful
Goa’uld and steal their own resources for his own. With Ra’s death and the
return of Anubis, some of the Jackal Guards have returned to their original
master while others were assimilated into the ranks of other Goa’uld forces.
Magi-Uchawi: The Magi-Uchawi are derived from African stock, but they
benefit from Olukun’s attempts to create an amphibious host race. While the
Magi-Uchawi are not amphibious perse, they are quite comfortable both on land
and at sea, and are formidable marines.
Necropolis Guard: Sokar differed from the other System Lords in many
ways, and none so much as the Jaffa that served him. While most of the other
Goa’uld have their Jaffa wear a standard suit of chain armor with armor plates
over the top, occasionally accompanied by the System Lord-specific helmet, Sokar
has created a more heavily armored form of Jaffa to suit his specific needs. The
Necroplolis Guards wear heavy breastplate of red metal armor adorned with curved
blades and spikes on the shoulders. None of Sokar’s Jaffa wear specialized
helmets, and most are incredibly muscular and powerful. Necropolis Guards fear
little thanks to their own close intereaction with one of the most evil
Goa’uld of all time. They bear a howling hatred for any Shol’va, and would
rather slaughter their foes than capture them for questioning. Few things give
Necropolis Guards more pleasure than extracting information from a foe with
torture and violence.
Olympian Guard: Zeus’ Olympian Guard were originally culled form the
ranks of Cronus’ servants and retrained to serve their new master. When Zeus
escaped from captivity, it was not hard to b egin the process again. Today, his
Jaffa are an equal mixture of Olympian Guards and turncoat Guards of Ages from
Cronus’s rule. Olympian Guards do not wear the large constricting Jaffa armor
familiar to most SG teams. Instead they wear a thin Olympian tunic with sandals,
for ease of movement, carrying a staff weapon of zat gun.
Raven Guard: These Jaffa in service to Morrigan are few in number, but
their skills allow them to penetrate area forces ten times their size couldn’t
breach, and return to tell about it. Raven Jaffa are deployed ahead of a main
force to scout the frontiers of the battlefield, picking out the best targets.
They also go into civilian populations to uncover intelligence before
Spartan Guard: The Spartan Guard are Jaffa warriors engineered from Greek
stock by the Goa’uld Pelops. Though they descend from a separate line than
their Chulak brethren, Pelops used many of the same basic techniques in their
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