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Janick Beauchamp

Janick Beauchamp

Member Since 13 May 2017
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Under-appreciated Witchcraft

02 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

For all she contributed to mental data transfer scholarship, Janick knew that, these days, witchcraft just didn't seem to have much appeal. It was difficult to get anybody to even get enough information about witchcraft to help them decide between Force-cults, even more so to get apprentices. Yes, there was more to the Force-cults than just the big two that were Jedi and Sith, just that perhaps one of the potential apprentices she might get appeared to her in a dream. Then again, maybe this one could prove the real deal: after so many flukes, perhaps this new one could be the real deal. These days, it seems that one's Force-denomination carries inordinate legal weight: witchcraft offers one to be a low-profile Force-user that can go where Jedi and Sith usually can't - even though these places definitely aren't the same, she thought, after crafting one of those Utai Universal Jammers. She also knew that Sith were, by and large, power-hungry as a group, even though they were more variable as individuals. As for Jedi, she perceived them as often trying to be too many things to too many people, and Sith as well, albeit to a lesser extent. She wasted no time trying to get in touch with that potential new apprentice:

 

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ATTN: Therion Vensveer

 

In today's galaxy, hardly anyone has even heard of witchcraft, but witchcraft offers a different take on the Force, especially for those who are uninterested by the Jedi's or the Sith's world-views. If you're interested in learning more about how witchcraft can be different from life in the big two cults, please let me know what works for you.

 

Janick Beauchamp

Witch Elder

 

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Drain Knowledge/Memory Rub

28 November 2018 - 07:38 PM

It seems that I have some muse to either have someone use Drain Knowledge on Janick to learn something new or have Janick do the same on someone else.

 

Alternatively I can always have Janick upload something from her mind into someone else's memory so that person can learn something new by knowledge infusion.

 

One last thing: if your character is comfortable around dark-siders and wishes to forget something they are otherwise struggling to forget, Janick can also use Memory Rub for that purpose.


Tsubame torpedo bomber

04 November 2018 - 11:11 AM

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The Tsubame in flight

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Ringovinda StarYards
  • Model: Tsubame torpedo bomber
  • Affiliation: Open-market
  • ProductionMass-Produced.
  • Material:  Durasteel hull

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Classification: Torpedo bomber
  • Length: 12 meters
  • Width: 8.5 meters
  • Height: 3.5 meters
  • ArmamentAverage (Very low when SLAM is active)
  • Defenses Low
  • Squadron Count: Average 12
  • Maneuverability Rating: Moderate
  • Speed RatingAverage (High when SLAM is active)
  • Hyperdrive Class: Average: 1

STANDARD FEATURES

ADVANCED SYSTEMS

 

Strengths:

  • Can resist ion/EMP attacks
  • Torpedo launcher can be fired from long ranges
  • Slim flank profile

Weaknesses:

  • Slow torpedo rate of fire (takes anywhere between 20 seconds and 60 seconds to charge one energy torpedo)
  • Easy to detect on EM/thermal sensors when the guns and/or energy torpedo launcher is fired
  • Exposed engines
  • Cannot fire guns when SLAM is active
  • Fragile hull

Description: The Tsubame was built mostly for one purpose: hit-and-run attacks at long range, made necessary by the slow charging time of the torpedoes. Also, an increase in maneuverability as mandated for that purpose made the hull a little more fragile than on the Chiloon-IV. A tactic often used for hit-and-run was to activate the SLAM to close in, unleash their torpedo payload, and then fall back at speed, while not being able to fire back at missiles or enemy fighters since SLAM drains power from the guns for the extra boost in speed. But it still suffers from the same weaknesses as the Chiloon-IV: it is easy to detect on EM/thermal sensors when the guns and/or energy torpedo launchers are fired.

 

Consumables: 3 weeks

Crew: 1

Cargo capacity: 100 kg


Utai Universal Jammer

11 October 2018 - 10:18 AM

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The jammer's antenna

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

  • Intent: To provide a means to jam Force-based senses and communications
  • Image Source: ChannelMaster
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Primary Source: Universal jammer

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Utai Magic Circle
  • Model: Utai Universal Jammer
  • Affiliation: Closed-market
  • Modularity: Yes: can change the external wiring
  • ProductionSemi-Unique

  • Material: Alchemized reinforced plasteel, electronics

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Lightsaber resistant
  • Can grant the user Force-powered jamming of Force-senses and Force-communications within 5km of the jammer
  • Can jam most sensors and frequencies within 5km of the jammer

Strengths:

  • Lightsaber-resistant
  • Force-jamming: Allows the user to jam Force-senses and by creating a large amount of Force-noise, allowing to distort Force-senses and also disrupting Force-coordination (e.g. telepathy, Force-meld/battle meditation) within 5km of the jammer
  • Communications and sensor jamming: Allows the user to jam NFU communications and sensors within 5km, either through a broadband jamming 
  • Directional jamming: The jamming systems allow one to direct the jamming to a specific area of space within the jammer's range

Weaknesses:

  • Force-nullifiers: The presence of Force-nullifiers can render the Utai Universal Jammer nothing more than an ordinary communications monitor.
  • Presence: Alchemical presence means that, although it can generate a lot of Force-noise that can conceal, the jammer can still be detected.
  • Jamming: Jamming of any kind works best on passive detection systems, a powerful enough active sensor system can burn through the jamming, and a powerful enough Force-sight practitioner can also burn through the Force-noise
  • Not stealth: The ECM, both NFU and Force-based cam jam a sensor signature, but it will not conceal the signature completely
  • Power consumption: The device can be knocked offline if its power supply is knocked offline or runs dry
  • Vulnerable to ion/EMPs

DESCRIPTION: With the idea that there is value in both jamming the Force and jamming NFU systems, based on the systems in use in the sortie of the Seeker on Echidna, Janick decided to purchase a batch of universal jammers for use in an alchemical capacity. The alchemical treatments applied to the universal jammer allow it to also jam Force-senses and Force-communications by generating large amounts of Force-noise that distorts Force-senses and Force-communications. It can then also disrupt telepathy-based Force-powers as well as powers such as Force-meld and battle meditation. However, since it doesn't actually conceal anything in the Force, a skilled/powerful Force-sight user or, for NFU communications, a powerful active sensor, can still see through the distortions and clear up enough of the noise to make a proper detection. It can also be used to jam a specific area of space, which can then be targeted for surgical strikes. Plus the high power consumption makes it at least as power-hungry as a dual heavy laser cannon.

 

Finally, as with all things alchemical, the Utai Universal Jammer is subject to the usual weaknesses of alchemy: its Force-abilities can be neutralized by the use of Force-nullifiers, such as ysalamiri and void stones and, despite its ability to generate Force-noise, it can still be detected (albeit in a somewhat distorted way) in the Force.


Myogi lawnmower droid

03 October 2018 - 07:22 PM

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A Myogi lawnmower droid without an add-on hopper module

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

  • Intent: To create a line of lawnmower droids
  • Image Source: Robot Shop
  • Canon Link:  N/A
  • Primary Source: N/A

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: HoldoWare
  • Affiliation: Open Market
  • Model: Myogi lawnmower droid
  • Production: Mass-Produced
  • Modularity: N/A
  • Material: Durasteel, droid components

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Classification: Fifth Degree
  • Weight: 20kg
  • Height: 30cm
  • Movement: Wheeled
  • Armaments: N/A
  • Misc. Equipment: N/A

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Performs lawnmowing
  • Transforms the cut grass into fertilizer
  • Hopper add-on module allows storage of the fertilizer for future use

Strengths:

  • The droid carries out lawnmowing efficiently and without complaint.
  • The resulting fertilizer is eco-friendly

Weaknesses:

  • Made for no other purpose, the droids are extremely simplistic and will be crushed immediately in combat.
  • Exposed wheels

DESCRIPTION

HoldoWare recently held a meeting with their shareholders, who all voted for making their next line of droids one specifically for menial labor tasks. This want was met with ease, and the company began producing droids that did exactly that within little time. Within just as little time, they were selling galaxy-wide, with the added benefit that the fertilizer being produced is immediately spread when the lawnmower is in use. An add-on hopper module allows the fertilizer to be re-used for other purposes (even though Petria knew that some unscrupulous users instead choose to get the hopper module to throw ground dead grass/leaves away)