The Boromites are amongst the mostly heavily mutated of all human morphs in Antarean Space, with skin that is thick and scaly, broad, powerful bodies, and an almost inhuman physical strength. Their ancestors were genetically engineered in eons past to undertake the arduous roles of asteroid mining and magma extraction upon hostile, alien worlds. Since then they have spread throughout Antarean space, an itinerant and insular people, homeless wanderers and outsiders, with little liking for the weaker, softer humans they live alongside. They prefer to keep to themselves. Their rival Labour Guilds are secretive and even sinister organisations that continue to operate unseen, even within the bosom of advanced societies such as the Concord and Isorian Shard.
The heavy frag borer is a weaponised mining tool – a fractal drill – a machine designed for boring through solid rock. It is buoyed upon a suspensor ring that can carry it along a flat surface or rotate to allow the borer to tunnel horizontally. The ring supports a short ranged transmat that carries spoil from the tunnel to a receiver ring outside the mine. Such a heavy machine requires time to set-up and to develop its full power, but it is capable of rending apart the most formidable of static defences and fortified targets. Even the most heavily armoured targets are vulnerable to the frag borer’s devastating fractal beam.