Thursday, January 15, 2015

15. Regalia

Skinthetic's premier entry into the synthmorph market is the Regalia, a collaboration between Skinthetic and Titanian microcorp Weft, specialists in textiles. It is designed to make use of textiles, cloth and fabrics wherever possible. Like the Galatea, it is intended to be overcome the preconceptions the elite have towards synths and attract a high-end, social market.

The core of the morph is a thin, robotic skeleton to which the fabrics are attached, appearing as if naturally draped. Layers of cloth, woven electronics, sensor mats and smart weaves obscure the skeleton, such that the Regalia appears to be a complicated, regal costume, worn by nothing. The various layers serve various purposes: the morph might pull up an over-sized, photo-voltaic hood to supplement its batteries, unfurl an armored parka in combat or shift through sensor nets to shift visible spectrums. A layer of chameleon skin can be used to display a face, but some find the faceless and empty appearance of the morph gives them a certain edge.

Mechanics

Regalia are synthmorphs.

Enhancements:
360 Degree Vision, Basic Mesh Inserts, Chameleon Skin, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Mnemonic Augmentation
Aptitude Maximum: 30 (SOM 25)
Durability: 30
Wound Threshold: 6
Advantages: +10 SAV, +5 one other aptitude of the players choice, Armor 8/8
CP Cost: 30
Credit Cost: Expensive (30,000+)

2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of this. I doubt the upper classes will see past their prejudices against synths in the way this morph design intended; that's a decade of socioeconomic conditioning working against you. Still, it's a fun idea.

    I like the concept of having a substructure of motorized smart fabrics as a tentacle-like base, rather than a robotic skeleton concealed by the fabrics. That way it's even more of an invertebrate alien morph. But that's just me.

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    1. Motorized fabrics is a cool idea, less cohesion and no face could make something very unsettling.

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