The Obsidian's Psionic connection to higher planes of existence has allowed it to see beyond the confines of our mortal plane. With its thoughts, it can electrify those who are foolish enough to come near its grasp. Others who venture too close to the Obsidian find themselves confused and lose touch with reality. Within moments they find themselves in new surroundings. The Obsidian cannot only take control of other Ship Commanders and minions, it can psionically enhance any evolutionary or technologal advancement, creating a "Super Minion" with enourmous power. The larger the armies that surround the Obsidian, the stronger it becomes. It's only weakness is isolation. An isolated Obsidian is easy prey for any Ship Commander wise enough to seperate it from the pack.
Choose one at game start. It become available at 10,000 experience.