What’s a Riftstalker?
The vast majority of known Riftstalkers are chaotic, ultra-agressive psychopomps. OK, what’s a Psychopomps?
According to Wikipedia: Psychopomps are creatures, spirits, angels, or deities in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls to the afterlife.
Better explanation: [Psychopomp] means “soul conductor” . A psychopomp is a shaman who waits with and comforts the soul of a person who is dying and guides them across at the moment of death. A psychopomp also has the ability to search for lost souls, find them and guide them home.
Riftforge is a structure that gives access to the Rift in between dimensions. According to HP Lovecraft, ancient cosmic horrors lie in this Rift space. Passing through it, Riftforge commanders can surprise numerically-superior enemy forces. The downside is that Riftstalkers lurk in this no man’s land (excuse the pun), looking for passing souls.
Superstitious troopers swear that gold, platinum, and other precious artefacts serve as a beacon for these creatures. Indeed, those who have embarked on pillaging on a massive scale are only rarely seen again. Of course, they could have been discovered by Riftstalkers on their way back. Or much more likely, they have perished fighting the vengeful kinsmen of the people they have slaughtered.