Emberforged Armor

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  1. Aurius Pheonix

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    Emberforged Armor
    Crafted from the joining of white fire and songsteel, Emberforged Armor stands as a monument of status, wealth, and power. Built specifically to encompass the strengths of its user, each armor finds itself unique in design and functionality. Few can find craftwork so fine and yet so effective as one forged from the precision of a Vahla's spark. The method of its creation is an ancient trade lost to time, as songs of glory, valor, and power are sung over the metals and runes inlaid into the armor itself. It will never rust, requires very little maintenance beyond polish, and is well suited to warriors of any class.

    Redesigned from the techniques used by Vahla smiths of old, it is meant just as much to be a piece of art as a piece of armor. The design of every plate and chain that encompasses the wearer is carefully handcrafted, inlaid, carved, embossed and layered. The color scheme, motif, and appearance of each set are usually determined by the one for which it is being crafted, though generic variants stick to darker steel tones with silver inlay. The most legendary among these armors are known to be named, as many a weapon before them, after the great deeds of their user.

    This set of armor usually includes a helm with a face guard, with certain ornaments on the outside, though generic sets have none. The shoulders are fairly rounded, wide and fitted. They are likewise decorated to the desire of the wearer. The upper arms are protected by squared, fully covering rerebraces which sit snug under the shoulder plates. The lower arms are covered by vambraces which have several layers of curved metal attached to the outer sides, they form a ring-like pattern. The breastplate is made from various layers of pointed metal sheets. It covers almost everything from the neck and narrows comfortably downward. The upper legs are covered by a chainmail skirt reaching just below the groin. The lower legs are protected by greaves.​


    Legality

    As with most armors in the galaxy, this one is perfectly legal. Though the more sinister in appearance, the more danger one would be in wearing it.

    Intent

    The first of Vahla weapons and armor, crafted for their civil wars. To a greater extent, these types of armor were commonly seen among Vahl's forces during the 100 Years Darkness. Regal and unique variants were created by the nine Chosen who served directly beneath their Goddess.

    A write-up for the type of armor my character most usually crafts. I have expanded on its lore for a variety of reasons, both to give Vahla players some unique armor and to have the ability to gift allies with forged weapons and armor. Custom sets of armor will require a generic write-up.

    Advanced Tech
    The armor can either be crafted for someone, or found in a damaged state across the warzones in the Galaxy and repaired. Either way, it requires a Vahla smith to rework it to the designs and specifics of the being in question. As each set of armor was fitted, it is highly unlikely for anyone to find a full set that fits them comfortably (due to the Vahla's skeletal structure and resulting armor flexibility). Currently, only Venatus knows the secrets to this trade, though others may emerge in time.

    Type and Coverage

    Type: Heavy/Medium/Light Armor
    It is specialized to each user

    Coverage: Up to 6 Regions



    • Head: Full Helm
    • Torso: Chest, Abdomen, Shoulders
    • Back: Upper and Lower
    • Hands: Shoulders, Forearm, Wrist
    • Legs: Armored to Knees
    • Feet: Greaves, Calves, Shins

      Functions


      It is important to note that all functions slots are considered "Open". The ones listed below are the most common. If the wearer is a Force-User, disregard this entire section.


      Function: Rebreather
      • Rebreathers allow for a person to survive underwater or in space for brief amounts of time by scrubbing CO2 from their exhaled breath. Generally, this lasts for 3-4 posts, but heavy exertion can shorten that time.

      Function: Thermal Undersuit
      • Thermal undersuits wick away or reflect thermal energy for brief periods of time. They are not nearly as effective as a suit that firefighters would wear. Most commonly used to protect soldiers from flamethrower weapons or short bursts of extreme heat, and are only good for 1-2 posts of exposure depending on intensity. They are useless against blasters.

      Function: Grapple Line
      • Grapple lines are capable of supporting the weight of 1-2 people and can launch up to ranges typically up to 15 meters away. Once no longer in use, they are detached from the launcher and left behind. While hand-held grapple guns are capable of auto-winching, armor or wrist mounted devices lack this ability. Grapple lines must be manually activated and controlled by a button or switch.

      Function: Concealed Blade
      • SLOT AVAILABLE FOR LIGHT/MEDIUM ARMOR ONLY

        Concealed blades are typically 4-6 inches in length and lock into place once extended. They are almost always placed along the fore-arm or boot. They are no substitute for true combat knives as the locking mechanism can break under strong impacts. Still, some people enjoy them as a helpful backup.

      Function: Scatterweave
      • SLOT AVAILABLE FOR LIGHT ARMOR ONLY

        An incredibly rare and expensive material. Scatterweave is a coating that reflects very little light, making it extremely useful at night. It also "scatters" the wearer's heat signature, making it difficult for automated systems to get a precise fix on the wearer's location without intense scans. Use on vehicles or ships would be prohibitively expensive to an astounding degree.



     
  2. Loco

    Loco Tech Admin / Site Mascot RP Administrator

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    So this is basically just a template for related generic armors, right? My only concern would be that it's made out of a metal that only your character knows how to work with, unless you did a plot or something for that ability.
     
  3. Aurius Pheonix

    Aurius Pheonix Do the smart thing. Let someone else try first.

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    Songsteel is any metal sung over by the appropriate smith to give it it's supernatural quality.

    There are related plots for the Embers of Vahl and fighting the Goddess back. But his back story means he already learned the trade when he and his fellow Chosen when to war. However, any Vahla can have the ability to do this, and Venatus has already begun to teach his student how to forge like him.

    Although, technically the training/ regaining his memory could explain how he remembers to do it, and could be considered a related plot.
     
  4. Loco

    Loco Tech Admin / Site Mascot RP Administrator

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    So I'm fine with not rusting, but beyond that the metal wouldn't have any "supernatural qualities" that affect pvp or anything. It's purely legends material, and even if it weren't special materials are limited in the tech rules.
     
  5. Aurius Pheonix

    Aurius Pheonix Do the smart thing. Let someone else try first.

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    When I say supernatural quality, I mean appearance. The armor will appear to gleam brighter or absorb small amounts surrounding light.

    Think of Minor Illusion. Basically subtle effects to reflect the personality of the wearer, and inability to rust. Not to mention technically Songsteel is supernatural, as once forged it is much more maleable and tough than its original state! I can add these clarifications in the description if you'd like
     
  6. Wit

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    Songsteel is not a canon material, so whatever traits you're talking about is all legends.
     
  7. Aurius Pheonix

    Aurius Pheonix Do the smart thing. Let someone else try first.

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    Not canon, mainly a catch-all term. As stated above, Songsteel refers to any material sung over during the forging process. A durasteel sword would still be made of durasteel, but that durasteel would be considered Songsteel. By the same token, a copper and magnesium sword sung over would also be considered to be made out of Songsteel. Confusing? Yes. Which is why I have a lore article I'm writing to clarify these smithing terms.
     
  8. Wit

    Wit Crisplord

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    Seems more like a fantasy magic thing than Star Wars.
     
  9. Aurius Pheonix

    Aurius Pheonix Do the smart thing. Let someone else try first.

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    Would you like me to change it? It's based off of norse legends, where almost all of the weapons made by Sindri and Brok where called by one name because of how they forged things
     
  10. Aurius Pheonix

    Aurius Pheonix Do the smart thing. Let someone else try first.

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    Also, there's this Songsteel. From Star Wars. Though legends it may be, and also not at all what I was referring to XD
     
  11. Loco

    Loco Tech Admin / Site Mascot RP Administrator

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    I'm going to archive this, since what you submitted and what you seem to be asking for are entirely different things. The armor template itself is fine- you can repost that much in generitech, no problem.

    If, however, you intend on making use of any specialized material like this songsteel, it needs to be submitted on it's own first. If it's mostly just fluff and background info you can do a lore article, but if it has any special properties that could affect the "gameplay" of the site if used for weapons and armor, then it needs to be a tech submission. That tech submission needs to be very clear on what it can and can't do. The more specific the better.