Shasvastii Pioneers spearhead every invasion by the Continuum Expeditionary Forces. They reconnoiter the enemy, gather information, evaluate potential and actual threats and carry out pre-emptive attacks when appropriate. In times of peace, their job is to locate new sites for future colonies of the Shasvastii Continuum. In times of war, they become the stuff of nightmares for enemy intelligence services, devoting their hearts and souls to stirring up trouble and spreading misery. Their primary military specialties are surveillance, guerrilla tactics and sabotage, and their gear reflects this. Their combat suits are an outstanding example of quantronic miniaturization. They are formed of superimposed fabric layers made out of sensitive bioquantronic textiles. The result is a reduced infrared signature capable of fooling the most sensitive ground sensors. The outer layers are covered in mimetic and wave absorption cells to mask their presence. When inactive, the loose-fitting combat suit somewhat resembles a burial shroud, hence the appellation given to them by human troops.