Ogre in the Playground
Join Date: Oct 2007
Re: Nexus Character Directory
Remnant Personnel and Armor
This is a temporary post, until the new Remnant thread is needed, in which it'll all go into the new thread in a second OP.
Emma-Jean Annabelle Vasquez
Vasquez is the Commanding Officer of the entirety of Remnant. She originally served as a Lieutenant under Edijar in his Anti-Riot squads before the Coup occurred. She had been one of the Revolutionists, and was badly wounded by Edijar himself during the ensuing fight. After her long recovery, she proposed an idea of a Special Forces unit dedicated to fighting threats of unnatural origins. This unit came to be called Mortal Coil.
After The Vanishing, she was the only person in the right time and place to take control of the remains of The Empire, and due to her quick action, was able to hold off an attack from AMEN.
Mentally, she is a stubborn, cold, and calculating woman who rarely lets her guard down outside those she trusts with her life. She is prepared to give whatever orders are necessary to keep Inside safe, even at the sacrifice of the loyal men and women under her command, and sometimes, even civilians if need be.
Physically, she could be easily described as "hard" looking. She's dark tan, fairly tall at 5'10", human, and quite strong physically. However, it's obvious that her time as a soldier has cost her dearly. Her body is heavily scarred, and her right arm has been lost at some point, leaving her somewhat reliant on cybernetic replacements.
, Praefectus, Commander of the Praetorians
Edijar was once a beggar, living, fighting, and dying slowly in the worst of the worst of Red Zone. At his weakest, he was offered a job, a chance at a life by The Empire. Shortly after his initiation into the Empire, he got married to a young doctor named Rebecca Gale and started to grow content with his life. His quick wit and keen survival abilities would allow him to learn quickly, and in no time, he was leading his own units to disrupt riots. His smooth thinking allowed him to talk down many potential rioters, including Zee herself at one point.
It wasn't long after that however, that a riot rose that he couldn't prevent in time, and he and the people under his command were ordered to get rid of the blockade they had set up, one way or another. With cold precision, they tore down the barricade and forced the armed civilians to either flee, or be killed. Edijar executed the leader of the group himself, a man named Enjorlas. The event earned him the name "The Butcher of The Barricade".
A little later, during an attack on Inside, the City's shield fell, leaving it vulnerable to the artillery bombardment from the invading army. Early in the invasion, a shell landed on his wife's Mobile Hospital, killing her and their unborn child in a flash.
After the attack ended, he went into a self-destructive cycle, fighting monsters, demanding them to try and kill him, until he'd pass out from exhaustion, only to do it again the next morning. Eventually though, he'd meet Charity Evans who changed his life forever, giving him something to live for again.
He went back to work fully, renewed and better than before until the Coup occurred. He was one of the few Loyalists, and was forced to flee into exile. He returned a few months later, rejoining the Empire as an instructor for new recruits. When The Vanishing happened, he was one of the few people who stayed, and is one of the few people who has lived throughout service of all forms of The Empire and Remnant.
In Remnant, Edijar is the leader of a small group of people, known as The Praetorians. They are the members of his anti-riot squads who have survived the entire time, and are considered to be some of the toughest and most skilled people Remnant has.
Physically, Edijar is a tall and very powerfully built man who is heavily scarred from front to back, half from his own doing. He has short light brown hair that is going gray, and stoney eyes. Mentally, he can be cold and distant whenever he needs to be, to the point where few could describe him as human, especially when he wears his armor. However, those such as Charity know that he feels the consequences of every action that he does.
What makes Edijar special however, isn't his nearly unparalleled skills or experience. It's that he is completely immune to any magical effect, to the point that he can easily walk right through magical barriers, wards, and doesn't feel a thing if someone throws fireballs or lightning at him.
Recruit Nellens Latas
a.k.a Soldier Girl
(Wood Aspect Dragon-Blooded played by Vael)
Sergeant Anatolij Fedorowicz Eljaszeńko.
(Played by Morty)
Anatolij is a Cossack from 17th century Europe who ended up in the Nexus. When he arrived, he was something of a loser and an opposite of a stereotypical Cossack. After barely escaping with his life from a floating city filled with zombies, he decided to do something with his life and join Mortal Coil. He managed to survive the training and become a full-fledged Mortal Coil trooper.
In terms of personality, Anatolij is a good guy, and his conscience and compassion get the better of him at times. It got him in trouble once, when he let Reinholdt join a vampire hunt because he felt he owed him for helping him flee the aforementioned flying city.
Anatolij's role in Remnant is Fast Response. He leads a team of troopers whose role is to appear quickly in dangerous situations. He himself is an expert hand-to-hand fighter and a good shot with a handgun. He's also a very good motorbike driver and tends to arrive at the scenes he needs to on one.
The Cossack's team is composed of four people - all of them are equipped with bikes they use to get to places quickly, but are also capable footsoldiers. The first is Filimon Romanovicz Ziejcow, a trooper. He's Anatolij's first officer and provides supporting fire from an assault rifle. Then there's Antoni Vodička, a sapper and a grenadier. He handles all sorts of explosives. The third member of the squad is Dragan Ražnatović, is a recon specialist, often sent ahead of the squad to check the terrain. Finally, there's the member who is the most often to get off his bike - Stanisław Dożynkiewicz, the sniper.
Sergeant Mithra Fredrizar
Staff Sergeant Submission-In-Adversity-Brings-Peace Halifax
Age: Looks about 30 human years
Fred is a Half-Drow, about 5ft 8inches tall, very dark skin, with close cropped hair. He has a scar over one eye, and normally wears simple clothes(black or white tunics and pants for the most part).
Fred's nature is tough, but easy going. He laughs just as readily as he fights and can take a joke in stride. However, he can be very determined when trying to get to a goal or objective, easily putting himself in front of others without a second thought.
The elf comes from the Underdark, a place where his noble and chivalrous deeds go punished and misunderstood...*beats background over the head with a mace*
Fred was raised in a different dimension where New York was a gateway between normal and fantasy worlds. Specifically, he lived in the Bronx. Think of the Underdark, but much scarier.
Yeah, it was that bad.
He fought his way through school and life, taking up boxing classes. Sure, he was partly elf, and he was made fun of it, but that just drove him on.
One night, while he was in the ring, training, the lights went dark, and shadowy forms lunged for him. He couldn't see where he was as he fought his way out and into the streets, only to find the IA and ISF scrounging through the buildings, picking off a ghoul infestation.
With the other refugees, he had been taken in to be processed and to find a place to live.
Special Equipment/Abilities: Shaped Blasting Charges, equipped with a pair of shock gauntlets instead of Riot Shield, ambidextrous
- Praetorian (Played by Happyturtle)
Missy was born into an obscure religious sect with rigid rules, including being highly pacifistic, to the point of not believing in self-defense. She was always somewhat rebellious against their strictures, and when she was seventeen, she ended up pregnant. She had thought that she and her boyfriend Nathaniel would get married and raise the baby together, but when the child was born, it was whisked away from her by her parents and given to an adoptive family. Her parents told her that her boyfriend had given evidence to prove she was an unfit mother, and tried to use the experience to help her reform and be a good little Orthodox Arnaudin again. She ran away from home soon afterwards and ended up becoming a soldier in the city guard, mostly as a way of burning her bridges, but ended up really believing in her job, and in the necessity of violence.
She is rabidly devoted to Vasquez, and slightly mistrusts Edijar because they were on different sides during the coup against Vyrn's rule.
In addition to her Praetorian power armour and weaponry, Missy has been enhanced with cybernetics: a neural implant, wired reflexes, enhanced visual capacity, improved muscles, and so on. None of it is visible, and most of the surgical scars are hidden within her religious tattoos.
(Psi-Op Specialists play by Gulaghar)
(Spellcaster/Divination Specialist played by Harnel)
Caet is a young man who developed an odd paranoia about the people around him. He understands that most of it is just flights of fancy on his part, but almost everything he does is in some way related to keeping himself safe from the outside world. It's his original reason for joining Remnant; A military organization protects their people, and he can do a lot of good their with his talents.
He keeps his background quiet, as he doesn't like people looking into it. He's nexusian, but learned from a young age that mages could be some of the most powerful beings in the world - certainly one of the easiest ways to gain power. His paranoia led him to learning as much divination and abjuration as possible - spells to look in at enemies and block whatever they try to do to him. He's extremely talented in those two fields, but his studies in the other arts of magic have suffered for it. That said, he learned enough about those to not be worried, he's just much better at scrying than fireballing.
He's 5'9" and weighs 150 Lb. so he's fairly scrawny without a lot of muscle tone. Despite this, he has a high level of endurance. Frankly, he probably just needs to get out more. He wears his hair somewhat shaggy, as he doesn't really care what it looks like. His usual attire is a remnant uniform with three additional belts, all of which have various pouches and vials on them. Only he knows what everything on his person is, but it's obvious they're components for his spellcasting. His Civilian clothes consist of different types of robes, mostly with abjurative enchantments he made himself on them. His favorite is a gold trimmed brown robe that has a kinetic barrier - it's saved his life from bullets in the past.
Caet is something of a Recluse. He spends most of his time in his room, which is probably the most magically warded place on the entire base; The door is literally humming with magical energy, prepared for if someone attempts to force it. It probably makes more than a few people uncomfortable.
His Real name is Liam Nor, But nobody who he doesn't trust implicitly or who doesn't outrank him knows this.
Parish (Cleric of Hel and Priestess of Horus respectively)
Ages: (Whatever 24 human years is for elves
Gender: Male and Female respectively
Both are of a fair height, being elves, and have the standard pointed ears, but while Taul is pale with dark hair, Arla is dark tan, almost brown, with light brown hair. Both are in very good shape physically, and can more than handle their own in a fight. Outside their armor, Taul dresses sharply, cleanly, and always tastefully. Arla, normally wears leather and chains.
Taul lives life quick and easily. It's his belief that you should live every day like your last, because someday, it will be
your last. Arla on the other hand, takes it a bit slower, making her seem more serious and determined than her brother.
Both were orphans, and found on the Street of Churches near Red Zone. Each of them were taken in by a separate church, but not kept apart. While they were raised, each was taught by the clergy of their respective god/goddess, and eventually arose to become clerics. After the attack of the Cat People, both joined the IA so they could better use their abilities after seeing their churches flooded with wounded. Eventually, they were approached by Vasquez and made an offer that neither of them would refuse.
Special Equipment/Abilities: Crossbows, Holy Symbols, Clerical Powers
(Priest of Svarog played by Morty)
& Crew (Goblin Engineers played by Morty)
Grimzig Ironpick is a goblin engineer who came to the Nexus with Reelshka Trollfinger and Krugzim Greencheeks. In time, he became involved with the Empire, which employed him as one of its tech experts. He became less involved there when the goblins began to build a colony on their own in Underside, but came back after the Empire's fall to aid the fledgeling Remnant, bringing a team of goblin techies with him. He's been working there ever since.
Grimzig and his crew are capable technicians, although disadvantaged somewhat due to coming from a low-tech world. They've largely caught up since arriving, though. As most goblin engineers, they possess a pecuilar brand of ingenuity that can be disturbing at times, but sometimes produces amazing results. It's not advisable to let them get their hands on too many explosives or incendiaries, though. Unless you want something to blow up or go up in flames, of course. As long as you have a means of ensuring they blow up and/or burn down something you want.
- Reconnaissance and Infiltration (Played by Rotting Baron)
A Syrian from the late 12th century, Iamar is a high-ranking member of the Assassin Order (though nobody at Remnant actually knows that.) Soon after she ended up in the Nexus, she was referred to go to Remnant for work, and headed there. After an honesty test and physical, she was allowed to join. Beyond her obvious Middle Eastern appearance, penchant for hoods, and missing left ring finger, she isn't all that unique.
She tends to be quiet and withdrawn, preferring not to speak to people. Iamar prefers to simply get any work done. This does not, however, mean that she is unkind, merely calm and collected at all times. This does, however, mean she is not the best at making friends.
Her best abilities are reconnaissance and melee and unarmed combat, though she is also an excellent free-runner. She has stealth armor, which has cloaking capabilities and climbing gear built-in. This is worn beneath her Assassin's robes. In terms of weapons, she carries a long and short sword, throwing knives, a crossbow, and her hidden blade. Her one ability is her Eagle Vision, which has a multitude of uses - she can see people's auras, see through all illusions, and track people's footsteps.
(Favored Soul of Valen played by Bushranger)
- Medical Assistant. In training to become an EMT (Played by Happyturtle)
- Engineer (Played by Happyturtle)
Sunny got pulled into MC > Remnant only because her sister happened to be dating Edijar. During some apocalypse or other, he insisted on moving both women onto the base for their own safety. While there, Sunny met Carl, the halfling soldier who would eventually become her husband, but she also made her way to the motor pool where her mechanical and engineering skills brought her to Vasquez's attention. For a while, she worked for Mortal Coil as a contractor, in addition to working for Magtok, building the Riftline, and trying (and failing) to run her own robotics business. After the Vanishing, she resigned her other positions to work full time for Remnant. In addition to naturally being an engineering genius, Sunny has machine empathy which allows her to sense where repairs need to be made, control non-intelligent machines, and emotionally communicate with intelligent ones. The Gorgons and Sirens consider her as their mother since she helped to create them, and she generally has one or more loyal robots around. Due to some lingering brain damage, she has trouble with language, and can occasionally come across as naive or even mentally retarded. She tends to see things in black or white still, though she's emotionally more mature than she seems.
(Communications. Played by Kid Kris)
Not very tall at 5'2", and attractive despite her strong jawline, this dark-haired, bespectacled woman of 22 years would probably look more at home in an office than a high-security military base. Either that, or in a giant stone observatory, leading some of the deadliest people in the Nexus and taking down threats that could end it just by blinking. Unbeknownst to her, Care is actually a top-secret (and possibly eeevil) clone of KR, one of the leaders of WATCHTOWER, created for mysterious, and likely nefarious purposes.
Care's 'past', if artificially implanted memories can be called a past, is actually quite dramatic. Raised on Corulag by a single father, a former Kuat Drive Yards starship technician, Care was always something of an Empire loyalist (that's Galactic Empire, folks, not Acronymian Empire), to the point of applying to the Corulag Imperial Military Academy, despite the Imperial Navy's misogynistic leanings, and, most brazen of all, actually exceeding, despite her disadvantage. This came to an end though, when a Rebellion insurgent bombed the Academy during a ceremony, decimating Care's class, and killing her then lover. Unable to continue, Care dropped out, and took the first ship off-planet. As things would have it, said ship ended up getting sucked into the Nexus, breaking apart upon entry, and crashlanding somewhere Outside. Care's been living in Inside ever since. After getting caught in the Sheperdocalypse, Ebonocalypse, and, directly after, injured and rendered homeless in the lead up to That Day, she took up a job for the Remnant, deciding that if her life from now on was going to end up just being full of crazy, she might as well play for the winning team, instead of being just another victim.
Personality-wise, Care presents herself as a relatively shy, and rather emotional woman. Maybe she is. When pressed, however, she reveals steel rivaling that of her source material. She's incredibly resourceful as well, especially with technology, in part due to her upbringing, though this is only a shadow of her real potential.
Basic Powered Armor Type One (AT-01):
Wraith Stealth System:
This is the basic Remnant's armor, the general service suit. Every member of Remnant, Civilian or otherwise, is trained in it's use and given access to this armor. However, due to the length of time it takes to put on, and the bulkiness it adds to the user, many Remnants prefer to wear their normal uniform while on the job. The appearance of the armor is fairly plain, mostly white with a deep purple cape, with Remnant's symbol printed in gold over the left breast.
It features limited strength enhancement, up to half again the user's ability, and is resistant to both solid and energy based projectile weapon systems. The cloth between the armored plates is resistant to both slashing and piercing weapons as it is made from a tight Kevlar-like weave. Each suit is equipped with a deployable helmet which has access to multiple kinds of visual sensors, as well as motion trackers. The visor itself is as white as the armor, obscuring the owner's face and protecting them from sudden bursts of light.
This suit runs on a stable cold fusion reactor kept behind thicker plates and protected by multiple fail-safes to ensure that overload is near impossible and occurrence of such a situation is well contained.
Every suit is patched into the Remnant Data-Net, providing Commanding Officers and Medics real-time updates on the physical state of their subordinates. In a medical emergency, the suit can release a number of strong painkillers, stimulants, anti-biotics, and a foam spray to close wounds.
The cape, while it appears as almost an afterthought, is made of the same material as the cloth on the armor itself, but is also laced with a neural weave. While most Remnants lack the ability to make use of it, a select few can control the cape to a degree where they can use it as a makeshift grapple, rope, or even stiffen it to form a rigid structure such as glide wings. However, the latter destroys the integrity of the cape after a scant handful of uses, making it little better than a decorative tissue.
Overall, the armor tends to be light and effective, making it the staple of many Remnant military units, and is easily adapted to fit most life-forms, even those of non-humanoid shapes. The many sockets, slots, and pockets allow the suit to be extremely customizable as far as equipment is concerned.
Due to the sensitivity of the knowledge of how such armor is made, and to ensure that no Remnant abuses the privilege of using the suit, each one is equipped with a tracking device that can be remotely activated if needed.
This suit is based off the original Mortal Coil Powered Armor unit. It is a flat black, lacking any gleaming surface, and features the same strength enhancement as the AT-01. However, to make the suit lighter and to minimize the risk of stray sounds, much of the armored plating has been replaced with an overall more flexible, if somewhat less durable, metal fiber weave.
This unit lacks the usual Remnant symbol, as well as the cape, but instead has been outfitted with a set of stealthed hoverboots, designed by Aurora Evans, and a cloaking system. The boots grant flight capability that is effectively silent and are patched into the fusion plant to ensure that there is always a constant source of power.
The cloaking system is technological in nature and can be used for extended periods of time. This renders the user undetectable to most sight based detection systems, but should the user move at great speeds, there is the tendency for the system to leave a blur through the air, giving the Remnant away.
As an added benefit, the Wraith Stealth System features a skintight underlayer that negates most forms of thermal detection, as well as a slightly more limited version of the Medical Unit that the AT-01 has.
The helmet of the Wraith Stealth System comes equipped with the usual vision filters, but also comes equipped with a small device capable of giving a burst of sound at a pitch well above that of normal hearing range. The burst of sound reflects off of varying surfaces, and when it returns to the user, a slightly delayed image is shown to them, mimicking a bat's echolocation.
The final difference is that the number of attachment points is severely limited, restricting the Wraith to what they can carry comfortably for the most part. The exceptions to this are the bracers. Each one has a small compartment in which a wristblade or garrotte can be concealed for use in case of an emergency.
There are only a few of these suits in service, restricted to only those who can pass special requirements and tests of skill.
The Praetorian suit is to the AT-01, what the AT-01 is to a nightgown. Each one of the mere 14 suits has been custom fitted to the wielder of it. They are larger and heavier with little cloth and much more armor. They appear more akin to parade armor than something just for battle, as each one is etched with ornate designs over every inch of their gleaming silver surface, but any mage who looks upon them will be able to tell instantly that those etchings are more than decorative.
In reality, the etchings are a complex series of runes meant to ward off magic, to cause it to slip around them as water does to a boulder in a stream. The runes are layered, so if one should be destroyed, the others are still in place to provide protection from what is likely one of the primary threats to Remnant personnel. Magic. However, in every suit, under each rune is a small explosive charge. While incapable of damaging the integrity of the suit or hurting the user, these allow the user to negate this immunity if needs must by a voice command.
Essentially, the suit has more in familiar with tank hulls than body armor, capable of withstanding many high calibre or explosive weapons. To aid in the wielder's defense, a retractable shield is attached to the user's secondary wrist. It normally takes up the space of a small rectangular block that fits on the forearm, but when deployed it extends to form a thick tower shield of the same super-dense alloy as the armor itself. The shield has a series of small nodes built into the surface that, when activated, conduct a powerful electrical shock that is capable of stunning or killing an unprotected person at the user's preference.
The suit's strength enhancement is in the realm of ten times the user's and even helps enhance the reflexes of the wielder. While this would normally cause problems as sudden movements would likely snap bones and critically injure the user, these suits are built with internal stabilizers and bracing servos, allowing the suit to act as a second skin. These same enhancements also allow the Praetorians to carry and fire extremely heavy weapons without the need to brace them on a wall or tripod with appreciable accuracy.
The Praetorians are given a variant of St. Evan's hover boots, made heavier and stronger so the massive suits can be given some degree of flight, but this is usually slow and unwieldy. The same could also be said of the suit's simple cloaking system. The system can only be used for short periods of time, minutes at the most, and a strong enough shock(electrical or physical) can short it out.
The helmet's face is personalized to the wearer, allowing them to design their own, and has the same detection systems as the rest.
To keep these rare suits from falling into enemy hands, they are given to only the most loyal and tested Remnants, to a maximum of 14 in service at a single time. Each one is also set to self-destruct upon the death of the user to prevent anyone else gaining access to the deadly units.
(Edijar's Personal Armor):
It is known that even during Vyrn's reign in the Empire, Commander Edijar has always been unique when it came to his armor, using personal funds to ensure he always had the best possible. Now, in the time of Remnant, he retains this principle.
His personal suit of armor, nicknamed The Kingmaker due to his status as Praefectus of The Guard, appears to be solid bronze, and when worn, gives him a commanding stature of over seven feet tall. The suit is truly massive, easily weighing a half-ton, but when Edijar uses it, he can preform feats of agility that belie it's form.
Because of his "natural" immunity to direct metaphysical effects, Edijar's armor is mostly unadorned. What little there is includes the symbol of Remnant in black across the massive chest plates, Laural leaves on his pauldrons, and finally, the symbols of Mortal Coil, New Empire, and Vyrn's Empire in a triangle above his heart. His armor includes a cape, but this one is blood red instead of Remnant's usual purple, and is weighed down by spiked spheres till the end is about a foot above the ground.
Instead of many of his armor plates being solid pieces of alloy, such as his chest plate could have been, they're made up of several smaller interlocking plates instead, allowing a small but significant amount of additional flexibility that would be lacking in most heavy armors.
The armor plating on Kingmaker is thick enough and strong enough to be able to stop a tank round. The strength enhancement is more than the Praetorians'. The difference is slight but more than enough for him to be able to deal with them should one of them turn over to a different side somehow.
Other defensive characteristics include a shield much like the Praetorians have, though thicker, and the ability to give off a shocking pulse to everything touching him once in a great while at the cost of shorting his cloaking system for even longer.
Offensively, his suit is a powerhouse of built-in weaponry. Aside from the obvious deadliness included with the sheer power he's able to unleash physically, his armor includes a pair of three feet long blades able to extend from his wrists. One grows superheated to white-hot in a few moments, and the other is charged electrically, crackling every time it goes through the air. Both blades are made of a hyperdense alloy specially forged for his use in combat.
Utility wise, his armor is drastically different than most. It is equipped with an advanced medical unit, allowing the suit to cleanly sever damaged limbs if necessary, and should he be knocked unconscious, be teleported back to Remnant HQ. One of the final major differences, is that Edijar can summon his armor to his body if he needs it and is away from the HQ, using a remote device to call it to him.
When all this is applied with what Remnant armors normally have, it makes a truly formidable weapon in the right hands.
(Bugs' Personal Armor)
Where Edijar's Armor is built to deal death, Mercy is built to save life. It bears a strong resemblance to the AT-01, but with smoother plates, no cape, and the symbol of Remnant laid over a red cross on the chest and back. Strength enhancement and other utility functions are much the same, but there are obvious differences as well.
The first difference is the left and right arms. Along the forearms are long tubular canisters full of powerful medications, anti-toxins, anti-biotics, sedatives, and other liquids of more...lethal qualities. Each of these is connected to the gauntlets by a tube underneath the armor. At a thought, long needles extend from the fingertips to inject the substances. With a reflexive movement, dozens of miniature manipulator arms tipped with needles, pliers, and saws extend themselves from the back of the hand and wrists, allowing extreme fine control and surgical precision for battlefield surgeries. For the more brutal aspects of his job, there's a powerful drill in the right arm, and a high powered bonesaw in the left.
The helmet is the other major difference. Instead of the full white faced helmet like the others, the face is clear, allowing his patients to see who is saving their lives, giving them a face to concentrate on. His HUD shows the health of every person near him on a whim, and alerts him to any status changes.
(Sunny Evans' Personal Armor)
Heart of Iron
This suit, is designed specifically for Aurora "Sunny" Evans, better known to Remnant as Saint Evans. It was put together by many men and women of Remnant, both physically and conceptually in return for saving their lives. It was constructed in secret and is likely one of the most closely guarded ones that Remnant has as they're saving it to give to her on a special occasion.
The appearance of the suit is small, practically skin-tight to her(if their measurements turn out right), but it is better armored than the basic suit of powered armor that Remnants usually use with smooth thin plates of special alloys, forged by Vasquez herself to be able to stop nearly any bullet dead, and deflect lasers as well as absorbing much of the impact of slow velocity objects such as shrapnel or melee weapons.
Each plate is inscribed heavily with imagery reminiscent of engineering blueprints. At a distance they appear to be of cogs, sprockets and other mechanics, but up close the viewer will notice that the etchings appear closer to circuitry. The overall design is a closed circuit, extremely complex and even possible to build if one took the time to look over every nuance and crevice in the armor.
Aside from a pair of flight capable boots, her back has a small pair of jets, allowing her even greater speed and control if needed. The final easily apparent upgrade to it, is that after she's put on and accessed her armor's systems, the circuitry on it will glow dimly. With practice, she'll be able to direct where the light goes, making it brighter or dimmer in certain areas to provide flashlights or area lighting if its needed, to allow her to make repairs in the darkest areas.
The rest of the upgrades to the armor are fairly standard. Increased strength, medical assets, and fully deployable helmet. The jewel of it however is what is in the helmet.
The suit gives her the one thing no other suit or person in Remnant has. It provides a complete uplink to the full Remnant data-system, allowing her to link up with nearly any technological device that Remnant has, as long as it carries its own uplink to the system, from any distance. The system will only work for Sunny herself and is extremely heavily guarded by powerful near-sentient programs.
Appearance wise, the armor is amongst the brightest whites possible, nearly glowing even before any of the systems of activated. The suit itself isn't much larger than the Basic, but the sheer shock value of its appearance makes up for it. Every inch of the white armor has some form of golden filigree or rune, all centered around the symbol of Remnant.
Strangely, the suit only has the left arm attached, with the right shoulder smooth except for a socket. The left arm has a small and smooth box shape on the outer side of the forearm and flares out towards the wrist, holding a repulsion cannon within, capable of knocking back a person or a group of people a great distance.
The box on the arm is the focal point of an energy shield. While similar to the standard Remnant Deployable Shield in function, it's main difference is the shape of its defense. When activated it shimmers into being as glistening wall of light and force, tinged a soft gold to make it easier for people to look upon. It is more than capable of stopping kinetic and energy projectiles, and carries within it just enough magical energy in its design to help deflect and dampen spells that hit it.
Most of the integrated systems are standard, but a few extras include boosted reflexes, advanced medical system, and increased strength well above par for the normal Remnant. Also included is a special "layered" helmet system. First, when wearing her suit, the armor creates a nimbus of soft golden-white light that surrounds her head, marking her separate from everyone else. This can be deactivated at will, but it provides a beacon for all those around her to see in order to drive them onwards in the fighting. Next is a variety of "filter shields" projected around the helm area, applying the same sort of protection that her shield does as well as filtering out dangerous compounds in the air. Not only that, but the filters keep oxygen within their field no matter what sort of environment she is in, be it high altitudes, water, smoke, or even near-void. These are both technological and magical in nature, providing dual-protection should one of those be unusable.
Finally, there's the armor's helmet itself. It casts the same sort of light as the nimbus and has the front sculpted into a mask of her own face laced with more gold. The visual enhancements are second-to-none, complimenting her cybernetic eyes easily. Her communications and data systems are rivaled only by Sunny's Saint armor, allowing her to speak and "view" any Remnant that is activated at that point in time.
And as usual for most Custom armors, it is equipped with Sunny's Flight Boots.
Offensively, the suit is quite capable. Aside from the Repulsion Cannon, there are sockets for nearly any type of Remnant weapon to be attached, automated, and connected to the suit's power core. Vas' personal weaponry when it comes to this is slightly more powerful than the Remnant standard and changed aesthetically to fit. Other than this, the suit's other main offensive weaponry is dependent on which cybernetic replacement Vasquez chooses for her right arm.
Utility wise, the suit has several useful, if simple, spells attached to it to provide things such as a louder voice when necessary, no need to eat or drink, and the ability to ignore physical fatigue much longer than what should be possible. These spells are woven into the runes covering the armor itself, so are extremely difficult to destroy.
Overall, while Vasquez's armor isn't nearly as strong or tough as as Edijar's Kingmaker or as spectacular as Sunny's Saint, it is a suit that fills a role of it's own, designed to attract the attention of friend and foe alike and to allow her to stride through any battlefield unharmed and unerringly towards her target, guiding her followers towards conquest and victory.
It is a suit made for a Commander.
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Last edited by Wolfbane : 01-14-2012 at 12:34 AM.