The SSCC-XL Living Module is a low-cost residence designed by Kage Yaichiro for various purposes in YE 40 for sale by the Sunflower Corporation. It is one of the SSCC-XL Prefab Modules made out of an SSCC-XL and costs 4500 KS (9000 DA), though discounts can drop this price to as low as 3060 KS (6120 DA). It can be attached to ships, used as a stand-alone residence, as a buried bunker, or even as part of a larger modular building like the SSCC-XL Living Complex.
Initially intended as one of the SSCC-XL Prefab Modules for the Hauler-class Logistics Ship, it was soon realized that the Living Module had an assortment of other roles. Its ability to process matter into energy or re-sequence it into other forms of matter lent it well to off-the-grid living, and a portable residence could easily fit the Sunflower Corporation's goal of making cost-effective options for living and business purposes. With this realization, along with the knowledge that the SSCC-XL it was built into could readily be stacked ten high, the Living Module was made as a full-blown residence and construction option.
It is comparable to the Ge-Y1-M3500 - Building Module but is far smaller and simpler.
The Living Module offers a complete (though compact) set of amenities and has its own power generation system based on a civilian Star Army Fabrication Chamber, Type 39, which allows for the creation of materials from that which can be found on site including trash and waste. It is also capable of using its small Plasma Projection System-based plasma verniers and graviton beam projectors to position itself, hover, or even move at low speeds for self-placement. Once positioned, these verniers can function as plasma-based point defense weapons. It can also act as an escape pod in space with its light STL maneuverability.
The Living Module is intended to provide a living option in assorted situations, including those in which self-sufficiency and even light defense may be required. This module is not only capable of attaching to the Hauler, but it can also link to other components or modules. Situations this module serves in include:
Being built from two SSCC-XL Cargo Containers, one solid external one and another cut up for internal bulkheads, the Living Module retains the basic shape of the original container. The dark components that appear to be windows are actually armored sensor panels with hull under them. The doors on either side are connected by a hallway and are meant to interconnect, and power and plasma hookups also exist. Each corner of the module has a cluster of three plasma verniers for propulsion and light thrust, though they can also be used for hovering and placement.
When creating the Hauler-class Logistics Ship for the Sunflower Corporation in YE 40, Kage Yaichiro elected to develop modules which could be used with the vessel to increase its versatility. Interested in low-cost and highly versatile options, he looked into other possibilities, including those related housing. Realizing he could use the modules for housing, construction, and bunkers, Yaichiro elected to diversify the unit into those roles as well. The resultant module was intended for a wide array of markets and use cases in a cost-effective manner by using the SSCC-XL as a base.
The price of the Living Module is 4500 KS (9000 DA), though there are ways to shrink that amount further. There is a 12% discount to soldiers and veterans of the Star Army of Yamatai, the Scientific Studies Service (SSS), and the Star Military of the Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia. It is also possible to drop the cost by another 900 KS if one supplies two SSCC-XL for the construction process (which combined must result in a structurally sound SSCC-XL and another that is 90% intact). This encourages the reuse of SSCC-XL Containers, even ones with minor damage that can be cut up for internal bulkheads.
|Module Type||Price||After Deduction for 2 SSCC-XL||After Military Deduction||After Both Deductions|
|Living||4500 KS (9000 DA)||3600 KS (7200 DA)||3960 KS (7920 DA)||3060 KS (6120 DA)|
For a living area built into a cargo container, the site is quite suitable. The module is not capable of high speeds - only able to act as an escape pod with some maneuvering in space - and is certainly not capable of moving too quickly in an atmospheric environment.
The module is rather small and efficient. It is comparable to a microapartment but has the ability to support more people.
This module has the exact same dimensions as an SSCC-XL and can be stored in all the same places and methods.
This module is only capable of light slower-than-light travel and navigation in an atmospheric environment. It is not rated for unaided travel over interstellar distances.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
The interior of the module is profoundly simple but contains the amenities necessary for living. It is comparable to a microapartment.
The layout of the module is quite simple, and can functionally be understood through the diagram below.
All hull sections and bulkheads between areas are made of 20cm thick walls of Durandium Alloy. All rooms, if necessary, can seal to protect against decompression.
The bedroom is a basic one with two closets and two civilian variants of the Star Army Bunk Bed, Type 40. The bunk beds each have two bunks, a desk, and a chair each. A third bunk bed can be added to the middle of the room to increase occupancy if absolutely necessary. The outer wall opposite the door has one massive volumetric window that doubles as a screen.
The corridors connect the two doors as an open space and from there provide access to the assorted rooms, though these corridors can be sectioned off and the area between the doors can be sealed to function as an airlock if needed.
The kitchen is intended as a place to cook and store food, thus the walls lined with the various counter-tops and cooking utensils required. It also has a small table with chairs along one of the walls, but this is meant for use as a workspace rather than eating. Strangely, the modest dishwasher is located next to a washer/dryer combo unit for laundry. There is also a refrigerator with an integrated freezer door, a stove, and a microwave. The stove, however, is special in that it is a small civilian Star Army Fabrication Chamber, Type 39 connected to the Power/Matter System which can provide many different types of food.
Trash is actually put into a hole in the wall that connects to the Power/Matter System as a source of materials.
The living room is the main area for living and eating. It has a volumetric window that doubles as a screen along the side opposite the door. It typically has a table, two chairs, a couch, and a wall control panel from which the module's marginal flight and hovering capabilities can be controlled from.
The toilet is a very simple affair with a toilet, a walk-in shower, a washbasin, a mirror, and a cabinet on the wall. There is a waterproof touchscreen on the wall to communicate with other areas, as this room can act as a panic room in case of damage or attack.
The systems in the Living Module are not the most advanced, but they are rather cost-effective and robust. All are designed for constant use and living. All of the systems aboard are Common Module Systems which are found in all modules but the Endcap Module.
Two Living Modules attached to a Hauler-class Logistics Ship.
The module has only one weapon system array, though it has 360-degree coverage with significant overlap. While not useful for large targets, it is suitable for use against power armor, vehicles, and unauthorized personnel.