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October 27, 2008, 11:47 pm

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Resonance Shielding


A subtle, and effective improvement to the standard gravitic shielding common throughout the Starkin Federation, this device rapidly degrades and destroys energy weapons brought to bear against it.

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A subtle, and effective improvement to the standard gravitic shielding common throughout the Starkin Federation, few but Kir Ironspirit and his apprentices have the ability to implement this shielding.

The majority of energy weapons have a characteristic frequency, brought on by cavity used to collimate the various force-carrying particles which are shortly to be brought to bear on the target. As these weapons strike the Resonance Shielding, the shield generators give out faint gravitic pulses, along the same frequency that they are struck at. Typically, these pulses resonate within the collimation chambers of the weapons that are fired at it, effectively destroying them through the feedback loop, much like the diva who shatters a glass with her voice. Unfortunately, this shielding provides no additional protection against missile based weapons.

As the value of his services, and indeed, the bounties upon his head grew, Kir Ironspirit knew that he would need a way to defend himself, and his slowly growing family, from harm. And so, upon the ship that they found themselves living in, not entirely unlike a Salvorathan clan, he began to make certain improvements.

This, he came upon when he dreamed of the image of a sword breaking against a peculiar shield, and struck by inspiration, he rose in the middle of the night, slipping away into the engineering sectors in his nightclothes, and beginning the job of tinkering, before it could escape him. Before morning, he was finished, and found snoozing beneath the shielding generators, with only the faintest memory of what he had accomplished the night before.

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Siren no Orakio
October 27, 2008, 23:48
Yay, minor bits and pieces.
Voted Chaosmark
October 27, 2008, 23:57
This is an interesting concept, but it seems just a bit too short. Perhaps a bit more technobabble to round it out?
Voted Kassil
October 28, 2008, 9:47
I disagree; sometimes short and sweet is all it needs. This is a simple, easily understood sub; it exists to counteract energy weapons by being the space age equivalent of a sword-breaker.
Voted Scrasamax
October 28, 2008, 10:50
The technobabble is thick for being a short post. I had to look up at least one word to find out what in the heck it means. The babble is crunchy, but I don't particularly like it, in some aspects it seems a bit too powerful. It pretty much reads to me that this type of shielding destroys any particle based energy weapon fired at it.
October 28, 2008, 11:52
I have to echo Scras here. To be honest, how this works and what it does is not that clear for a layperson.

So to make sure I understand, this is meant to stop continuous beam weapons - cutting lasers, right? You shoot me and your gun explodes?

So if I follow correctly - Attacker generates a cloud of particles within the chamber on their ship. The particals are fired at the ship carrying the system. The ship uses the information gained from being hit to determine the necessary frequency and then emits gravatic pulses (directional or general field?) that will resonate in any nearby weapon of the appropriate characteristic?
Siren no Orakio
October 28, 2008, 23:37
More or less, though I would expect that the weapon doesn't explode, it just goes out of commission until the parts that make a focused beam are replaced. I would also expect that it is restricted, generally, to not very many more than the particular weapon that shot it, due to the subtle variations between individual weapons.
October 29, 2008, 1:00
It also seems to me that the resonance frequency of the shield would have to match that of the weapon being fired at it to work, otherwise the ship would have to take a hit, then calibrate for the frequency. Then, (gets out fictitious star trek manual) Their shields have adapted to our phasers, use random frequencies, change quick enough that they cant match our output.

Couldn't an attacker rotate through a certain range of frequencies to prevent such a shield from being effective? I can see a beam weapon

Aside: isn't there some confusion as to if a photon is a particle or just radiation? If it isnt a particle, would the resonance shield have any effect on it? Would this limit it to stopping particle cannons and what-not?

Another question: If multiple weapons, or even multiple ships are firing against the same target, if they are not using the same frequency (which I would suspect they are not) what happens? Does one get put out of commision, do they all?

If you can make a resonance shield, can you make a resonance beam? I want a resonance beam that knocks out the enemy's power creation process.
Voted Cheka Man
October 28, 2008, 15:29
A high-tech notcher.



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Hooper McFin's Two Shot Portal

       By: dudeington

Now, this ol' ramblin fellow tends to walk his talk a bit too far down the train sometimes.. So I'll be brief in my recantin' of how it was my Tavern "came to bein'" on the multiverse as a weave of it's own spell.. And how I'm even alive to tell the story!

You see it's simple really, trust me.. that's my specialty, keepin it elementary. And you can trust this old Bard.

Anyway, this one night these wizards get a ramblin' on about the temporal exististance of space and time and how it could be manifested in a weave of super dimensional space. whereupon the folded space would give rise to an infinite number of entrances and exits to one or many spaces. Now, seein' how my talkin' sometimes get's locked into the way us folks used to talk back in the ol' west. These wizards didn't know I was a master of the word. and I had heard everything they said. They were also a bit over the wagon, while I was steerin' the show.

So that's how it came to pass, I struck a bargain with the wizards. They come to me in the morning and conjure up their idea into reality and I'd pledge them my life, my existance.. in essence my soul. but in a much nicer sense of the word. So they came by in the morning a half remembering our talks the prior evenin'. And I recanted their words verbatum, and that's how it came to be. The spell was complete that afternoon. My tavern would be the super dimensional cube that would exist in this weave of space and time, folks could come and go as they please, knowin in mind some of the rules and limitations set forth.

A few of 'em as follows.

No feller can be causin a ruckus inside any of my fine establishments, as always rule number one god damnit.

n' second the portal works kinda tricky. When ya outside ya cast the spell and lend your will to luck a bit and regardless the doors to the bar will appear, the windows a luminescent amber.. you can hear the chattee but ya can't see in. And the catch is the door might be locked, in which case you chalk it up to lady luck and go walk off and try again in an hour. Now most times the door pops right open and from the outside you always come in the front door, immediately greeted by myself or one of our many fine patrons of Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

Now when ya cast the spell from inside the Tavern, another catch comes up. The back door is mainly a secret for the non-initiated staff and the regulars but for sake of the prose let's assume we all know there's a secret door in the back with a portal there. Now when you go on through this one, you got two scenario's you oughta be aware of. One is ya pop outside relative to the same spot you came out. The other is, you walk back on into this one or another of our many Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

so it's a clever quantum railroad I got my tavern and my people's caught on. But, Hey the show's sure as always goin. ohhh' rutin tootin skidoodle -

** And that's it.. that's the only notes I found on the spell, apparently out there somewhere is a Tavern caught on the mighty ebb and flow of the multiverse. Well. at least I can put to rest my torment as to the condition now referred to as "Hooper McFin's Teleportation Paranoia".

Dr. Clarke T. Mulligan - Professional researcher of Time & Space.

Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse

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