The Shaltari are an ancient, technologically advanced alien race. They have amassed their knowledge across millenia of space exploration. They have mastered all they set their minds to, and have invented a way to transfer consciousness from a dying being to a new, vessel body. In contrast, however, the core of their society is warrior veneration. In battle, they are fearsome adversaries. Their weapons and warmachines are beautiful to look upon, but are brutally efficient. And all too often, their weapons are turned on their own tribes in battles for domination. Will the Shaltari Tribes put aside their differences to help the petty UCM exterminate the Scourge once and for all?