SPINE Restraint Device – SPINE Locking Unit Type 29
Designer: Chisei Nikuya (Helen Klein)
Information: During the year since the introduction of the NH-29 Series Nekovalkyrja, the capabilities and survivability of the model have become quite apparent during the service of the units. Due to the capability of the NH-29, an increased level of security would be required to deal with their capabilities and long term strength. Upon consideration of the issue, the optimal method of restraining a NH-29 would be to use a method which could be attached to a system integrated component of the model.
Due to the NH-29’s survivability, methods of restraint such as shackles, or basic restraints would prove to be ineffective due to an NH-29’s ability to be able to lose a limb and simply regenerate it soon afterwards. Due to this issue, the optimal method of restraining an NH-29 would involve restraining the arms of a prisoner in a manner which they can not sever their own tissues, and to prevent the prisoner from having control over their hemosynthetic regeneration, thus causing a risk of death upon an escape attempt. To achieve this, a restraint method would have to involve the control and manipulation of the subject’s SPINE interface.
The “SPINE Locking Unit Type 29” is reliant primarily upon the torso component, which control’s the subject’s SPINE interface, and serves as an excellent restraint device in itself.
The components of the SPINE restraint device are made up from various materials, the primary construction material of the SPINE restraint device is a hardened form of Lorath stonethread fiber. The stonethread fiber is woven, layered, and treated to create a length of material with the feel of a soft leather, but has the resilience of carbon ring material. Directly woven into the length of material are the solid components of the restraint device, which include processor components, locking points, fastening points, and an attachment for the SPINE interface.
Also included with the torso component, are two form-fitting arm sleeves which are meant to be attached to the locking points on the torso component of the restraint system. The locking points are located on the left and right sides of the torso unit (two on the sides, two in a more forward placement), these metal connectors are directly woven into the stonethread material, thus preventing them from being simply ripped from the material by breaking weak stitching.
The primary function of the torso unit is to prevent the usage of the subject’s SPINE connection, and to hinder the subject’s usage of their internal OS. This is achieved by the unit’s onboard computing system, and the SPINE connection which is located on the back of the unit. The SPINE connector extends upwards from the back section of the unit, and presses firmly against the subject’s SPINE interface and remains in place through the use of an adhesive material. When placed on the subject’s SPINE interface, the connector can be fixed into place by the use of either straps, or through the use of small prongs which dig into the skin of the subject, but neither is required to maintain a sufficient seal upon the subject’s SPINE during typical usage of the restraint.
The computing and interface portion of the restraint device is located on the front of the unit, and is directly incorporated into the torso unit’s material. The computing unit controls the locks of the restraint, the subject’s SPINE interface, and allows for an interface with the subject’s internal OS. When interfaced with the subject’s OS, this allows for an individual to feed data into the subject, this allows for a user to induce false nerve impulses, sensory stimuli, and even prevent hemosynthetic regeneration. Unfortunately, due to the encryption of nekovalkryja data, the SPINE connection is unable to retrieve data directly from the subject’s memory.
The locking unit can be controlled by PANTHEON enabled computers, psionic control, or by radio device.
An additional pair of 'stocking' type leg restraints can be included with the restraint system. The leg restraints include locking or attachment brackets upon the knees, shins, and ankles.
To properly restrain the subject, the torso restraint must be placed around the subject’s midsection and the SPINE connection must rest upon the subject’s SPINE. The torso restraint can be slid up and down upon the subject’s midsection, but must remain below the bust line. To restrain the subject’s arms, place the subject’s arms within the provided arm sleeve restraints. Once the subject’s arms are encased, cross the subject’s arms in front of their midsection, then attach the arm sleeves to the torso restraint through the use of the torso restraint and arm sleeve attachment points. Once the subject is restrained, activate the SPINE system override, thus allowing the user to easily keep their subject subdued.
User Instructions, Extended: In the event of the restrained subject demonstrating a resistance to the SPINE connection, the user must induce alternate forms of stimuli to cause a processing fault in the subject’s OS, traditional methods of interrogation must be used to weaken the subject’s ‘will’ or ‘focus’ upon their OS operation. To induce such stimuli, the user must refer to previous interrogation practice. Methods can range from the use of simple psychological persuasion, to the usage of manual tactile sensory manipulation. Methods of inducing such stimuli and results may vary dependent upon the subject.
User Instructions, Extended, II: Usage instructions for the SPINE restraint system’s proper operation varies dependant upon the subject which the SPINE restraint is to be used upon.
Upgraded NH-17 Units: Due to the overall outdated construction of the NH-17, methods such as nano-mechanical or psionic interference with the unit’s sensory and thought processes can easily be achieved. Methods of such interference may include the following and the following in combination with one another: manual blunt force trauma, chemical alteration of thought processes, psionic interference with thought processes, psychological manipulation, visual stimuli, audio stimuli, tactile stimuli. Additional methods can be devised dependent upon the user’s previous experience and training. Due to the NH-17’s resistance to biological and chemical toxins, the usage of such methods is unadvised, unless the user has access to advanced toxins such as those used by the SMX.
Upgraded NH-22 Units: Due to the basic construction of the NH-22, or Yamataian, methods which can be employed include many conventional methods, much the same as methods which can be used with the NH-17. Also available to be used with Yamataian subjects is the usage of chemical poisons to degrade the subject’s health to allow for ease of handling. Please note, the usage of chemicals and poisons must be monitored closely, due to the Yamataian’s capability to resist and process toxins quickly.
Upgraded NH-27 Units: Due to the advanced construction of the NH-27, methods which would be usable with other models of nekovalkryja are obsolete in many cases due to the advanced physical and psychological programming of the units. Users must evaluate each NH-27 unit individually to discover their flaws which may have developed since their activation. In many cases, NH-27 units have been assigned to protect high ranking Star Army and Imperial personnel, it is suggested that users induce psychological manipulation tactics in relation to these personnel. Other personal bonds can be used upon NH-27 units due to such units frequently having a strong psychological bond to an individual or object that they have encountered during their operation. Some experimental models of NH-27 also include physical and psychological triggers, which must be monitored closely. Users, please refer to service records of each NH-27 unit prior to beginning the OS interference process.
WARNING: Do not allow NH-27 units which have not been properly secured to break their own skin, this will allow the unit to create multiple projections from their hemosynthetic material; this must be avoided for the user’s safety. Caution is advised when handling NH-27 units, please use NH-27 specific toxins and high yield electric shock to subdue NH-27 subjects. If possible, employ below freezing temperatures to prevent the NH-27 from using their full range of capabilities.
NH-29 Units: The usage of the SPINE restraint upon the NH-29 is far more labor intensive in comparison to the NH-17 and NH-22, this can be attributed to the long term stamina of the NH-29 unit, and the regenerative capabilities of the unit. The primary method for inducing OS interference in the NH-29 unit includes the following methods and these methods in combination with one another, and the user’s individual talents: manual blunt force trauma, potent chemical alteration of thought processes, psionic interference with thought processes, psychological manipulation, visual stimuli, audio stimuli, tactile stimuli. Also available to be used with NH-29 subjects is the usage of chemical poisons to degrade the subject’s health to allow for ease of handling. Please note, the usage of chemicals and poisons must be monitored closely, due to the NH-29’s capability to resist and process toxins quickly. Additional methods can be devised dependent upon the user’s previous experience and training.