OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: Jumping on the anti-Ysalamir bandwagon to take a stab at developing a creative countermeasure that doesn’t violate canon.
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Modularity: Portable, can be worn as a band, or attached to a belt.
Material: (Anti) Force-Imbued Materials
- internal deionizer
The device allows an FU to use the Force within a nullification field produced by Ysalamir by partially terminating the nullification field with an inverse counter field of anti-Force energy.
The terminating field only extends in a meter radius (by comparison, a single Yaslaamir field has a five-meter radius), which means that most Force abilities are still greatly restricted in use, particularly Sense and Alter style techniques.
A niche countermeasure made to address only one method of Force nullification. Has no effect on other kinds of Force nullification/dampening items like void stone.
Cero is a special countermeasure that allows Force Users to continue to harness the Force, albeit within in a limited fashion, in the presence of a Ysalamir nullification field.
This countermeasure was developed utilizing the curious properties of “anti-Force”, an exotic energy source originating from a parallel dimension much like Hyperspace or Otherspace, stumbled upon during an accident by Kiribian pathfinders plotting new lanes through uncharted pockets of the galaxy. What was special about anti-Force was its ability to annihilate Force energy in a process not unlike matter anti-matter reactions or phase cancellation.
Because of the risk that anti-Force posed, the discovery was kept under wraps while researchers studied the full effects of the anti-Force in secret, improving their ability to harness it in the process. Several different applications were tested, from energy production to weaponization.
Among the researchers and organizations brought in to study the anti-Force was Masamune, a firm that specialized in developing special items with paranormal properties.
After conducting their own studies, they quickly came up with their own special uses for anti-Force, including making a true counter to ever more ubiquitous lizard on the battlefield.
After a long series of trial and error, they were able to develop a particular anti-Force field as an inverse mirror to Ysalamir nullification fields. As the two opposing fields of Force and anti-Force energy make contact, they neutralize each other in a process that creates a bubble where an FU may now manipulate the Force. Energy generated from the annihilation process is absorbed by the Cero device to keep itself powered.
While an FU is free to use their Force abilities, it’s only within a very small space of a one-meter radius. In the presence of a nullification field, abilities relying on extrasensory perception/precognition/telepathy and projection are still greatly stunted. Furthermore, this is a niche item made to address only one form of Force nullification. It’s useless against other Force nullifying/ dampening items like a void stone.