The Gaia represents one of the crowning achievements of Shaltari teleport gate technology. An intricate yet vast marvel of stunning complexity, It is the largest of its kind yet encountered on the battlefields of the 27th century. The Gaia can transfer up to nine main grav-tanks or three towering Warstriders at a time between an orbiting mothership and the battlefield.
As with most Shaltari flyers, the Gaia advances in almost complete and eerie silence. Any noise it makes is simply atmosphere being displaced by its advanced energy shielding. Steering and lift seems to be achieved via its extensive network of 'lift vanes', a term coined by UCM scientists to try to define a technology of which they understand woefully little.
Like all Shaltari Gates, the Gaia is entirely unarmed, since it requires all of its highly efficient power generators to make such awesome feats possible.
The Gaia's distinctively elegant silhouette has long been infamous and rightfully feared by UCM commanders, since it forewarns of the hordes of ferocious aliens waiting to pour forth onto the field. Such unfortunate observers have very little time to appreciate its beauty however, since its arrival is always the prelude to great slaughter at the hands of the Shaltari's most powerful war machines.
Rules for this unit can be found in the Core Rulebook