OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: To submit a high tech fantasy style shield for use by Jedi Lords and anyone who enjoys the notion of sword and boarding.
- Image Source: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Canon Link: Light-Shield
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- Manufacturer: Forgewrights of Vur Tepe | Oathsworn Compact
- Affiliation: (x) Lords of Light, Closed-Market
- Model: Aesir-series Light-Shield
- Modularity: Yes; Scalable from buckler to targe dimensions.
- Material: Durasteel, Shield Emitter, Shield Generator Componentry
- Classification: Light-Shield
- Weight: Light
- Blasters/Plasma: High
- Kinetic: Very High
- Lightsabers: High
- Sonic: Low
- Ion/EMP: None
- Elemental: Average
- Compact Gauntlet Projector: The Aesir light-shield's wearable generator is far less bulky or cumbersome than wielding a traditional shield. It features a spring release trigger which projects a circular energy shield at a moment's notice, but also features a persistent setting at the cost of more power drain.
- Modular Surface Area: The Aesir's radius is adjustable, ranging from a smaller buckler size reminiscent of Mandalorian portable shield, to a larger but unwieldy targe capable of more fully shielding an upper torso. This is not something that can be adjusted easily in the field, but allows the light-shield to be adapted for different combat forms.
- Energy Shield: The Aesir-series was designed to be a next generation, top of the line light-shield. It has high energy resistances, even capable of deflecting lightsaber blows for a more extended period. Particularly savage direct strikes can potentially penetrate this compression shield layering.
- Hidden Aegis: While it won't pass through any spaceport scans without throwing up some serious red flags, when deactivated the Aesir appears as nothing more than your typical armored gauntlet. Some models have even been installed inside cybernetic hands.
- Kinetic Impact: Light-shields have very high ballistic resistances, but while the energy generator is capable of vaporizing incoming projectiles, it does nothing to diffuse their force of impact. Struck with sufficient force, its wielder can still be knocked back or crushed.
- Power Drain: Absorbing blows from potent energy sources like repeating blasters or lightsaber blades causes serious drain on such a compact device's finite energy reserves. If it takes too many hits, the Aesir can short out rendering it useless, a potentially fatal malfunction under the right circumstances.
- Static Overload: Ion blasts and other electromagnetic pulse devices are fully capable of shorting out the light-shield's generator. Ion weaponry is a hard counter to these devices, and would require several moments for the gauntlet's systems to reinitialize.
Originally designed for use by Knights of the New Jedi Order in consultation with several Galactic Alliance military contractors, a newly completed prototype Aesir Light-Shield was discovered within an abandoned secure Tythonian orbital facility by the Oathsworn Reliquary after their Order's dissolution. Upon reverse engineering this device, the Compact turned over their transcribed schematics to the Forgewrights of Vur Tepe and their fellow Lords of Light.
Without the production manpower to craft these gauntlets in mass quantities, the Legions of Light now consider it something of a rite of passage for a junior knight to strike out and salvage the material for their own Aesir and even occasionally participate in its forging. Often an individual light-shield will be modified to display the heraldry of its intended bearer's lord in its center.
The Aesir-series is not without its weaknesses, a limited pool of battery life and particular vulnerability to ion blasts prevents it from being given any consideration as a perfected defensive solution.