Starting with the Elysian Anthedon Power Armor as his base this armor retains much of the same performance but was altered to fit the owner. The Anthedon was originally designed to be piloted by a Arch-Angel Elysian and stood at 8 feet. It now stands at 6.8 feet and can be operated by a Minkan. This second overhaul incorporates Technologies from both the Section 6 and the Frontier Manufacturing Service as part of a personally funded experiment in the application of new-age gravity-based weaponry in combat.
The first Spectre Prototype Power Armor, now referred to as Mk.I, was aesthetically similar to the original Anthedon Power Armour imposing and graceful, lacking sharp lines and consisting of flowing lines and curves. The wings of the Anthedon no longer served as wing sheaves for Elysian operators but still amplify both the Mk.I and Mk.II's shields and propulsion. The empty space for the previous owner's wings have been utilized for different purposes. The wings are now semi collapsible and each contain a HONEY PUNCH, granting this armor the ability to produce massive amounts of power. To support two extra reactors a small heat sink/radiator has been added to each of the wings.
The Anthedon specialized in high speed and agility, combined with considerable ranged assault to make up for its inferior melee skills relative to the Mindy. As such it had fairly heavy fire-power, a state of the art CDD system, combined with a sophisticated computer and shielding system.
The Anthedon is a imposing and yet extremely graceful figure, the surface of the armor is decorated with soft swirling lines. It is humanoid, with a head shaped helmet. It's silvery metal plates have been painted with a textured clear coat finished to reduce it's shiny look. The halo has also been removed.
The Spectre is fast, agile, heavily armored and carries enough firepower to deal damage even to a light starship. The a unique combat style of the first iteration used individual graviton projectors that needed independent management. The new system is a networked system that uses the suit's Continuum Distortion Drive, Combined Field System and gravitic drive to provide 360° of coverage, more than the pilot should ever need.
Parts are hard to acquire for Anthedon power armor, even after the redesign, thus making repairs to Spectre Mk.II difficult to perform without changing the design.
Speed STL: 0.315c
Speed FTL: 1500c
Speed Planetary: Mach 4.
Speed (Underwater): 44 knots.
Range: The Power Armour can supply the pilot with nutrients for up to a week.
Lifespan: Ten years, considerably longer if serviced regularly.
The Specter Mk.II is marginally larger than the Mk.I in nearly every way and is at the smallest end of the medium powered armor spectrum as it has difficulty operating inside of confined spaces such as buildings even with the wings retracted.
|Height||2.07 meters / 6.8 ft|
|Width||1 meter / 3.2 ft|
|Length||1 meter / 3.2 ft|
|Weight||150 kg / 330 lbs|
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
With an encrypted telepathic cue the arms extend upward as the upper section of the chest folds upwards, connected to the collar under the helmet which “looks up” as it tips backwards. The cavity for the operator is now open.
The abdomen of the armor should cover the operator's abdomen after sliding in, at which point the interior from the abdomen downward compresses. The lower half of the armor is now secure.
The operator now reaches his hands up into the interior of the arms which cues the armor to lower the upper assembly(arms, chest, collar, helmet) over the rest of the operator, compressing like the bottom. The suit is now sealed against vacuum and the operator is fully dressed.
Exiting the armor is the same process reversed.
The Spectre uses the Anthedon’s Superconducting Quantum Interference Device or SQUID, which non-intrusively detects the brain's electrical activity through detecting the minute magnetic fields. This specializes in detecting the motor and speech areas of the brain, meaning that the suit can detect all the movements the brain wishes to make and act upon it far faster than the pilot would normally be able to. It also means that the pilot can ‘speak’ to the armor, with the armor effectively hearing the pilots thoughts and acting upon them. In addition to this, it uses a telepathic system to interact between the pilot and the armor, effectively allowing for the pilot to control the armor as an extension of itself. In addition to this, the armor telepathically inputs data in to the pilot's brain, including the visual data from visual sensors, and creates the effect of a HUD in the pilot's brain.
Control Systems: Correct manipulation of an Anthedon takes some training to become adept with, getting used to relying on SQUID to reinforce movements, to get used to the increased speed and reaction time of the armor, and how the armor sometimes acts by itself. The combination between the SQUID acting upon movements while they are still in the brain, telepathically telling the armor to act and the predictive system takes some time to get used to. The telepathic systems means that it does feel like an extension of the operator's body however.
Candon Suites made this armor with the help of his Android for the purpose of combating hostile forces with no ties back to Yamatai. This was inspired after a discussion with Nakaide Shida, director of Star Army Intelligence, where he reminded Candon that use of Star Army of Yamatai equipment was not permitted for unsanctioned usage. And thus was born the need for a powerful PA for personal use in advancing his non-sanctioned missions.
Purchasing it from Second Chance Salvage Company in YE 38 his project began with the goal to not only modify it to fit his body but also increase its close combat performance. This goal was realized in what became the FSCorp Graviton Projection Equipment, a modified piece of powerful, but common gravity based tractor beam technology. This technology would be enhanced remarkably in this next iteration of the suit.
It's debut was made in early YE 39 on Nepleslia Prime during a joint assault with the Independent on a small shipyard responsible for manufacturing a fleet of ships for an Elysian criminal cell known as the 4th_elysian_celestial_empire, who was bent on forcibly taking control of Planet Osman from the USO, an action that would have a crippling effect on Candon's Frontier Service Corporation in its early stage.
The Spectre Prototype Power Armor would see limited usage until YE 40 while combating the Interstellar Kingdom Of Kuvexia invasion of Yamataian space. The suit would suffer critical damage due to a deficiency of cooling systems for space combat. The damaged suit would require an emergency overhaul to get it back in working order. Having already foreseen the need for serious improvements, Candon Suites prepared a new plan to completely restore the unit to be more powerful than before.
The Spectre Mk.II is an interesting blend of aging Elysian Celestial Empire technology and technology found within Independent. These systems have been modified to interact with each other in a uniform matter for optimal performance.
Due to the damages sustained over time and the rarity of parts available for Anthedon Power Armour Candon has replaced a great deal of the original armor on the suit and installed several upgrades along the way.
The Spectre's armor has the defensive profile of a Medium Power Armor(tier 5)
The Spectre possesses multiple forms of stealth ranging from Optical camouflage, sensory deprivation, and field based stealth. Even the plates and feet are insulated to be exceptionally quiet when running, walking, or moving in an atmosphere where noise is a factor.
The life supporting organism of this suit has aged quite a bit and can still function as originally intended but has required supplemental equipment to remain effective at its duties.
In terms of horsepower the Spectre Mk.II is no pony. This suit has massive output in matters of both propulsion and power generation. The heat generated by the monstrous triple generator design stays relatively cool even under its highest output thanks to the advanced cooling systems. The result is steady output under the harshest of conditions.
Despite the age of the design the sensory and communicative abilities of the original suit are still exceptional.
The entire suit has been weaponized to the fullest extent possible and has become a platform for generating deadly gravitational anomalies.
This system uses FSCorp Graviton Projection Equipments, propulsion systems, and even the shields across the entire suit to generate intense gravitational anomalies of extrordinarily powerful force considering the size of the unit. Capable of creating Graviton beams, waves, and fields 360° in any direction
The components of four Model r23 Personal Defense Weapons have been installed where the shoulder mounted missile launchers used to be, two on each shoulder. They are covered by a sliding armor panel that retracts when firing. Each Pulse Laser Emitter Assembly is equipped with G-TAM which is further augmented by the full body Graviton Projection Network to achieve a 360° field of fire around the suit. Though lacking killing power in a space battle the vertically firing cluster makes it easier to shoot while flying and is generally seeking incoming missiles automatically.
In the interest of being able to operate in overt SAoY operations there are hardpoints on the lower legs and lower back capable of mounting Mindy Accessories and Daisy II Accessories without modifications. The suit also has an adjustable binder on each wing and the upper legs equipped with induction chargers for the storing and charging of various items and equipment such as handheld equipment, UBC chargers, ammo pods, fuel pods, or whatever fits.