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Mobile Mine
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valadaar's comment on 2017-03-01 02:13 PM

This is good, and a good example of these can be found in the excellent Ghost in the Shell anime series, specifically ARISE. They fit quite well here in Cosmic Era as well.

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Normandy Class
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-25 10:04 AM

Weaponry

The Normandy class dropship doesn't equip capital weaponry. Most of it's internal space is devoted to mecha carrying and support equipment, and drive systems.

The main firepower of the Normandy class comes from six particle cannons. These high energy weapons are designed for anti-mecha operations, but if concentrated on a single target, can damage light warships. These are mounted in three turrets, two fore, and one aft. The ship mounts two linear guns coaxially to the hull, one on each side of the launch bay. These two weapons are used as bunker busters, or engaging enemy ships. They are too large and two slow for engaging mecha or lighter forces, but deal damage as artillery strikes.

The ship has a network of point defense lasers, some of which are large enough to damage mecha. The laser defense system was intended as a purely protective measure, but captains realized the utility of the system, and will use their ship in an aggressive fashion, forcing enemies into the range of the laser system. Lighter mecha can be sliced to ribbons, while large mecha suffer severe damage, and are easier pickings for the friendly mecha.

The majority of Normandy ships have external mounts for guided missile systems, and this varies from ship to ship. The most common choices include Archer and Crossbow 'swarm' missile batteries, single shot capital missiles, and smart torpedoes (which amount to demi-sentient kamikaze drones

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Normandy Class
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-25 10:25 AM

Modified Normandys

Troop Cruiser

Two of the Normandy class dropships in service are dedicated troop transports. Unlike the other ships, these two have been configured to deliver conventional infantry rather than mecha or power armor troopers. The AFS Ranger and AFS Columbia were built to deliver these soldiers into uncontested areas. Originally intended for occupation and putting the literal boots on the ground, both ships have seen much more work in humanitarian operations. AFs Columbia does as much work as a medical support ship, and Ranger has been a mobile HQ for search and rescue operations after earthquakes, major fires, and so forth. The ability of the ships to move large numbers of people have made both invaluable in assisting in rescuing damaged ships and compromised space habitats.

Armored Cargo

Three ships of the Normandy hull pattern have been built, but have all their mecha bays and most of their offensive weaponry removed to make room for cargo capacity. These armored transports are used for logistic purposes, moving hardware and materiel. These three ships are not considered part of the Normandy class. The AFS Montgomery, AFS Fitzgerald, and the AFS Kennedy have been in service for three decades. They have worked in rescue ops, full military ops, and more than once have been dressed up as other ships in the series, for counter intelligence purposes. During the Huo Hsing fiasco, Fitzgerald and Montgomery were liveried up as the Excaliber and Pegasus. This created some confusion among ACPS fleet assets as their tracking systems had to deal with two Excalibers and two Pegasuses. This split up some of the ACPS fleet assets and prevented them from making a play against taking Phobos and Deimos bases from the Federation.


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Normandy Class
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-25 10:51 AM
Arael sat on the forward particle cannon turret of the Vengeance. It was a training operation, and the 36 Wolverine jocks inside the ship were doing their first hot drop. From her vantage point, the Earth was beautiful, a blue green marble. Her skin prickled against the vacuum of space. Only a handful of crewmen on the Vengeance knew she was there. Go to Comment
Normandy Class
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-05-26 01:37 PM
You never watched Wings on the Discovery Channel, did you? Go to Comment
Normandy Class
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Scrasamax's comment on 2017-05-27 10:57 PM
https://youtu.be/8ZhMVG2W_QQ

F-111 Aardvark episode

I watched most of the series, the way it was presented appealed to me. Go to Comment
Normandy Class
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Cheka Man's comment on 2017-02-25 01:30 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Normandy Class
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-05-25 07:52 PM
Say what?
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-05-25 08:21 PM
Pretty scattered, could use more descriptions and info focuses on personal interactions with the ship rather than military historical and economical stuff. Go to Comment
Normandy Class
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-05-27 11:36 AM
I don't think I have, at least not enough to have that reference mean anything to me. But are you suggesting that this piece of prose is modeled on the scripts and structure of TV shows? If this did have an accompanying series of images and videos I would certainly see the text differently. Anyway, I got interrupted when commenting on this on Thursday. I do like the little vignette about how the UAC won the bid. That kind of reminds me of the old battle tech readouts. And there is a bit of world building in here. Go to Comment
Normandy Class
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Aramax's comment on 2017-02-26 05:00 AM
4/5 Nice background fluff for CE w nice crunch, didnt crunch the numbers but seems a bit small for all it does? Nice Go to Comment
Goldeveki's Chimera
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Murometz's comment on 2017-02-20 01:40 PM
Even before all the other info, I really like the white horse with wispy dragons head visual. I get a whole "Questing Beast" vibe with this chimera. Go to Comment
Goldeveki's Chimera
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Aramax's comment on 2017-02-20 05:45 AM
4.5/5 Nice, really like the unicorn bit that is tuff to figure out, and the multitude of heads thing is nice, with hydra seemly like it is overarching DNA. Go to Comment
Goldeveki's Chimera
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Woofer295's comment on 2017-11-12 09:23 PM
Super cool! Go to Comment
Awake
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-02-18 02:32 PM

I loved this, I'd been hoping you'd write one these personal first person stories of the cosmic era for some time. The above story, more than anything else, puts a pin in the CE for me. If I may pull out one more positive note, I like the way you drew the line out of our current media obsessed and TV socialized culture to your own brave new world. The difference between entertainment reality and reality becomes blurred. Instead of emulating the callow emotions, comic timing and melo-drama of sitcoms, with the help of tech support and directed group think the archo citizens become the sitcom. I've always known the narcissistic hyperbolic emo drama queens would bring us down.

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Awake
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Aramax's comment on 2017-02-20 04:14 PM
5/5 Nicest fluff yet for CE, Cunningham, LOL. Go to Comment
Praesidium Qetesh
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Cheka Man's comment on 2017-02-13 12:48 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Praesidium Qetesh
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Aramax's comment on 2017-02-13 08:57 AM
4.5/ 5 Like this a lot, this is a very very natural outgrowth of human sexuallity with the tech at hand and men's image of it, fits seamlessly into CE, Great work. Go to Comment
Pennsylvannia 'Penny' Brown
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2017-02-12 05:24 PM
No joke to get, loved Gadget when I was growing up, and it allowed me to integrate something I enjoy into the CE, as well as take some of the previous stuff I've written and link it together.

I enjoy the process of writing as much as the finished product. Go to Comment
Pennsylvannia 'Penny' Brown
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Murometz's comment on 2017-02-15 07:43 PM

So after watching Westworld, this has a whole different vibe for me than inspector gadget.**


(The whole...leave them alone and they're fine thing, but mess with their code and...look out.)

**Not that there's anything wrong with inspector gadget :)

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Two Minerals

       By: Murometz

Yupiorite

Also called "pale-yellow witch" by alchemists, this mineral is known to possess a peculiar attribute. When found, a Yupiorite will appear the palest yellow. Rather than crystalline in structure, Yupiorite occurs in weird, smooth, ovaline shapes, as if already carved by skilled hands to serve as ring or necklace ornaments. Yupiorite somehow detects and reacts to mood. When the wearer of the gem is content, calm, and happy, the stone will remain the palest yellow. As the person gets more excited, angry, or otherwise stimulated, the mineral will darken progressively to a dark corn-yellow in color. Why the gem reacts this way to sentient mood swings, is still debated by gemologists and alchemists alike.

It is said that the Elven Halls of Vala-Aluduwy are resplendent with wall-sized mirrors of pure Yupiorite, showing plainly and ironically, the emotions of everyone present, despite the Elven love of restraint and stoicism.

Aragdulose

"Cave-grass" or "cave-pine" is a deep forest green in color, rare and often mistaken for other minerals, though otherwise mundane. Crystals form into tiny, ultra-thin, needle-like clusters by the hundreds of thousands, creating vast dark green bursts and structures, resembling evergreen conifers, if viewed by any sort of light. Despite its ephemeral shape, Aragdulose is only second to a diamond in hardness.

Dwarves are said to keep these mineral "trees" in their homes, putting them up during festive family holidays, leaving presents beneath them, for kin to open.

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