The Albion gengineers built the Weylan to be capable aerial soldiers. They succeeded in creating an entire new race of humanity who could wield any standard weapon while flying without any technological assistance. That alone would have made the Weylan a wild success. But their ability to concentrate on multiple focuses at a time, and cooperate with others of their kind, made them a genuine breakthrough in biological science. Flying and fighting starships had always been the province of computers that followed the orders of their human commanders. No human could operate the systems at the speed or accuracy required to survive combat. The Weylan changed all of that.