Streptococcus pyogenes are some of the greatest Pestilence threats to Soma’s existence. Though they are still no match for the classic warrior Penicillin, if their invasions are not caught early enough, S. pyogenes can quickly multiply their armies and unleash unparalleled devastation across the island.
The skeletal Lords can infest the entire perimeter of the island, and are commonly found in the Buccal Bay at the entrance to the aqueduct. They are surrounded by a protective chain that shields them from the counterattacks of the Nodal Sentry, preventing their capture and demise. They carry a large arsenal of weapons and can inflict anywhere from moderate to severe damage in the areas they occupy. The gravest S. pyogenes attacks take such a toll on the boundary wall that parts of it begin to crumble, disintegrating into the sea surrounding the island. This insult to Soma’s first line of protection against other Pestilence invaders renders the world vulnerable to unpredictable attacks for which the Nodal Sentry is not prepared.
Some strains of S. pyogenes also carry a suite of poisons that can spread the Lords’ wrath beyond Soma’s boundary. These Pestilence agents can even inflict harm after they depart, turning the Nodal Sentry against the very world it is there to protect. Members of the noble guard, seemingly possessed by the terror of the S. pyogenes invasion, begin to attack the filtration systems of Soma, the Skeletal Mountains, even the Twin Heart Cities, threatening to finish the job that S. pynogenes armies started.