Lightning Bug

Category:
transport/conveyance
Description:
Bio:

The Lightning Bug is a new style of airship that uses a single, titan-class ether drive to provide both lift and propulsion. It’s full length is about 50 meters and the ether drive ring is about 25 meters in diameter. This airship is fast, modern and expensive.

After the crash landing on Meridian, the Lightning Bug took substantially damage. The frame is warped, the hull is broken and the ether drive is completed destroyed. In all likelihood the airship will never fly again.

Fortunately for the stranded survivors, it still has value – mostly in the form of its extensive cargo.

Cargo List:
Rover (2)
A six wheel ground vehicle typically used for basic scouting and light freight. Holds only one pilot, but up to 6 more people in the storage bed.
Condition: Motivators and shards are damaged, otherwise both rovers are in good condition.

Dozer
A heavy tracked vehicle used primarily for construction work. Capable of hauling extremely heavy when equipped with a trailer.
Condition: Motivator and shard are damaged, significant damage to construction arm.

Hover Sled
A slow moving, low altitude flying vehicle primarily used for hauling heavy loads in rough areas. Condition: Motivator and shard are destroyed, significant body damage.

Skimmers, Personal Flight Units (3)
Small, single man flying vehicles that are designed for rapid, long-distance scouting. The little airships are practically gliders and not capable for carry much more weight than the pilot.
Condition:
1) Motivator and shard are destroyed
2) Motivator and shard are destroyed, significant body damage.
3) Motivator and shard are damaged, significant body damage.

Foreman Golem
A man-sized, gold trimmed foreman golem is used to direct the lesser golems. Due to it’s higher cognitive power, the foreman golem is the interface being humans and lesser golems.
Condition: Motivator and shard are destroyed, minor body damage.

Heavy Construction Golem (2)
These golems are twice the size of a normal man and weigh nearly two tons. They are heavy lifters and capable of extreme construction feats.
Condition:
1) Motivator and shard are destroyed
2) Motivator and shard are destroyed, significant body damage.

Light Construction Golem (12)
Only 4 feet tall, these small construction golem are often called monkey golems due to their small stature and their 5 limb – a prehensile “tail” on their lower back – which aids in ability to climb and work on tall structures. Surprisingly nimble, the monkey golems are able to accomplish fine detail work and even copy artistic designs of humans.
Condition:
1-5) Motivator and shard are damaged
6-8) Motivator and shard are damaged, significant body damage.
8-12) Motivator and shard are destroyed, significant body damage.

Communication Equipment
Short range communication device capable of omni-directional two-way communication up to a 100 miles or more with ideal conditions. With a focused direct link, the range can be further extended.
Condition: Motivator and shard are damaged, minor body damage

Energy Cannons (2)
Large weapons used primary in ship to ship combat. The Lightning Bug wasn’t designed for war, but this cannons help dissuade claim jumpers or pirates. The cannons do not have their own separate power source – instead they’re powered off of the ship main.
Condition: One cannon is nearly destroyed. The other has only minor body damage.

Flak Guns (2)
Like the energy cannons, the flak guns aren’t meant for heavy fighting. These two guns are mounted near the rear of the ship and fire either solid slugs or flechette rounds. They’re primarily used for anti-personal, small enemy ships or hostile native wild life.
Condition: Both flak guns are physically unharmed, but their motivators are damaged.

Survival Gear
The ship has a variety of survival gear. Original intended more for scouting trips, it’s unexpectedly useful given the crash landing. Items include signal flares, tents, sleeping bags, water purifiers, small arms, light armor and so forth.

Rations (2 months)
An assortment of sealed food packs. Mostly dehydrated and not very appetizing, but still, they’ll keep the crew alive.

Water (1 week)
Clean, fresh water.

Lightning Bug

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