The Combined Army is the instrument of conquest of the Evolved Intelligence, the tool to fulfill by force its ultimate ambition: the Transcendence to a higher evolutionary plane. The Combined Army draws its forces from some of the most dangerous species in its cosmic domain, but the core is composed of the most trustworthy units, the Ur Hegemonic Wave. This includes the always reliable and loyal Batroids, cold REM troopers, and the Sygmaa Trihedron; race traitors, biotech virtuosos, and death dealers. Led by the Umbra – martial artists as lethal as they are mysterious, and second in command to the EI – the Combined Army is the most formidable war machine this galaxy has ever witnessed. They are in Paradiso, at the moment, because… do you really think Humanity can stop them?