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Janick Beauchamp

Janick Beauchamp

Member Since 13 May 2017
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Utai Media Player

18 May 2018 - 11:46 AM

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The Utai Media Player

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Utai Magic Circle
  • Model: Utai Media Player
  • Affiliation: Closed-market
  • Modularity: Yes: can change the media being played
  • ProductionSemi-Unique

  • Material: Alchemized quantum fiber, electronics

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Can grant the user Force-powered enhanced mental throughput in the context of Memory Walk when it is worn on the target
  • Can make sentients relive memories
  • Allows to play videos in 4K format

Strengths:

  • Memory replay: The Utai Media Player allows users to make a sentient relive memories in their minds
  • Enhanced Memory Walk: The Utai Media Player allows users to enhance their skill at using Memory Walk on the person wearing the headset by making the memories all the more vivid through enhanced sensory feelings (such as sound or sight)
  • Hi-fi: The Utai Media Player can play media in high-fidelity (and, in the case of video, high resolution)

Weaknesses:

  • Force-nullifiers: The presence of Force-nullifiers can render the Utai Media Player nothing more than an ordinary VR headset.
  • Presence: Force-imbuement presence means that unless you somehow hide it, Force-users can detect the headset.
  • Heightened headache risks: If the person wearing the headset cannot handle the heightened throughputs when reliving memories, through Memory Walk or otherwise, the wearer's brain will likely get overwhelmed and headaches will likely ensue, sometimes debilitating ones. It's also a hazard that can occur in the people wearing the headset when the Media Player is in NFU use, albeit to a lesser extent
  • Force-guzzling: With higher throughputs comes higher expenditures of Force-energy: it will effectively double the users' Force-energy consumption when actively digging up the memories of the target, regardless of their potential to cause pain
  • Jamming: If the headset is jammed, its HoloNet capabilities are jammed as well, leaving only the abilities unrelated to the HoloNet, alchemical or not
  • Unable to compel people with mental defenses activated to relive memories

DESCRIPTION: With 4K projection technology, it dawned on Janick that she could add a high-resolution screen inside a headset to watch videos in high resolution and with high contrast to the extent it is possible in a VR headset. In addition, enhanced sound technology is available on the machine, allowing videos to be shown through the Media Player with crystal-clear sound. It could also be used for enhancing the ability to use Memory Walk by displaying the memories of the target into its mind with the additional resolution and contrast of 4K resolution, as well as THX1138-quality sound, increasing the vividness of the memories, and hence increasing its potential to feel stronger emotions, including but not limited to, pain into the target. Of course, the enhancements to Memory Walk are available only on the person wearing the headset. Of course, one can download AV media from the HoloNet into the headset using the wireless datachannel.

 

One can actually use the Media Player in an attempt to make a person relive memories in video form, even on NFUs, while wearing the headset, despite the sometimes mountaineous amounts of memories people may sometimes hold, thanks to a process initially developed by Rokur Gepta in an attempt to torture Lando Calrissian, and later refined by Janick to allow for replaying memories with more positive emotions. The main limitation of the Studio is that it cannot relive memories in sentients in which Force resistance, other defenses against mental intrusions are active or other immunities to mind-affecting powers are present. Another limitation is that, unlike the Gepta device, it is unable to alter memories in any shape or form. And finally, it comes with all the usual weaknesses of alchemy: Force-nullifiers, Force-presence, to name the main ones.


Griet-II self-sealing hypermatter tank

15 May 2018 - 01:51 PM

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One Griet-II self-sealing hypermatter tank for a fighter

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Ringovinda Systems
  • Model: Griet-II self-sealing hypermatter tank
  • Affiliation: Open-Market
  • Modularity: No
  • Production: Mass-produced

  • Material: Rubberized molytex, safety foam

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Safety foam: allows for swelling in presence of hypermatter

Strengths:

  • Prevents hypermatter leaks from spilling out significant quantities of hypermatter
  • Multiple failsafes allowing crashworthiness

Weaknesses:

  • Heavier than a non-self-sealing hypermatter fuel tank
  • Large leaks take longer to re-seal
  • The innermost two layers take longer to re-seal if fuel is low, due to their reliance on absorbing ambient hypermatter

DESCRIPTION
It was decided, due to supply problems plaguing its predecessor, to rely on a different compound for the outer casing, molytex. Nevertheless, it remains most of the basic design features of its predecessor. The Griet-II self-sealing hypermatter tank is an hypermatter tank that contains several layers of safety, allowing a vehicle equipped with it to avoid fuel leaks from destroying the vehicle. The innermost layer contains a special safety foam, dividing the fuel content in so many different micro-compartments small enough to prevent combustion. The safety foam can swell in the presence of hypermatter until it fills all the space as constrained by the second layer, made of rubber. Should a Griet-II fuel tank take a hit from the outside, the molytex layer will re-seal itself quickly, with the rubber layer underneath it absorbing hypermatter until the hole in the tank is sealed. The speed at which the process occurs will allow hypermatter leaks to only diffuse a limited amount of hypermatter before the breach is sealed, with the resulting assembly being crashworthy. Despite the use of molytex, larger leaks take much longer to re-seal and it might be a little late.


Mental Equity

12 May 2018 - 01:16 PM

Since Shusugaunt, and maybe even before that, Janick has come to realize that her mind could become a much more potent tool than just what could her intellect or memory bring her. She could even get someone to relive painful memories with but a little modification from the procedure to use Memory Rub: instead of editing one's mental memory files, it was more about forcing the opening of a mental memory file, or alternatively she could indiscriminately open a lot of mental memory files at once and hence cause the target's neural network to overload. For the time being, she just got back from one of those space patrols over the Utapau system; nothing noteworthy on that patrol that could advance the resolution of a case involving theft of construction materials. But she never actually had a chance to use these two items on the field so it was going to be a risky proposition at best to actually teach it to somebody: to the extent Kimiko learned Memory Rub from her, she didn't take the chance to learn Neural Storm or Memory Walk. Yet, perhaps Dax Fyre could prove different, and actually learn the more gritty-nitty of dark-sided mentalism. Such mentalism would, however, be used only if the conventional interrogation methods failed, and enhanced interrogation was then the order of the day. For some reason, he could feel Dax's signature coming towards her...


Utai Home Theater

09 May 2018 - 02:10 PM

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The audio receiver of the Utai Home Theater

 

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The eight speakers of the Utai Home Theater (from left to right, the forward lateral speakers, the satellite speakers, the central speaker and the subwoofer)

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

  • Intent: To provide a means to enhance Force-users' ability to perform Neural Storm and to record audio
  • Image Source: Ace Karaoke, Audioholics
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Restricted Missions: N/A
  • Primary Source: N/A

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Utai Magic Circle
  • Model: Utai Home Theater
  • Affiliation: Closed-market
  • Modularity: Yes
  • ProductionSemi-Unique

  • Material: Alchemized quantum fiber, electronics

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Can grant the user enhanced ability to use Neural Storm within the perimeter defined by the speakers
  • Can make audio editing
  • Can record audio in 7.1 format

Strengths:

  • Audio feed: The audio receiver mounted into the speakers can record sound in 7.1 surround format, sampled at 96 kHz
  • Enhanced Neural storm: The Utai Home Theater allows users to enhance their skill at using Mind Shard or Neural Storm within the perimeter of the speakers by making the sound all the more visceral and all the more likely to overload the targets' minds
  • Audio editing: The Utai Home Theater comes with a software suite allowing users to add or remove parasite sounds, such as background noise, from a soundtrack, as well as cutting a soundtrack down to the millisecond or mixing soundtracks together, and clearing up the soundtracks so that they can be streamable on the HoloNet once uploaded

Weaknesses:

  • Force-nullifiers: The presence of Force-nullifiers can render the Utai Home Theater nothing more than an ordinary home theater sound system.
  • Presence: Force-imbuement presence means that unless you somehow hide it, Force-users can detect the sound system.
  • Heightened headache risks: If the users within range of the projector cannot handle the heightened throughputs when using Neural Storm, or one-way high-speed mental interfaces with the receiver, their brains will likely get overwhelmed and headaches will likely ensue, sometimes debilitating ones. It's also a hazard that can occur in the viewers when the Home Theater is actually streaming audio, albeit to a lesser extent
  • Force-guzzling: With higher throughputs comes higher expenditures of Force-energy: it will effectively double the users' Force-energy consumption when actively using Neural Storm
  • Jamming: If the projector is jammed, its HoloNet capabilities are jammed as well, leaving only the alchemical abilities unrelated to the HoloNet
  • Distance between the speakers: The eight speakers cannot be placed at distances longer than 20m of each other, and the receiver must be within 20m of the closest speaker

DESCRIPTION: With 7.1 surround sound, and the corresponding eight speakers, of which one is a subwoofer, the Utai Home Theater is a marvel of alchemized electronics, recording sound and memories at 96 kHz to ensure the best recording quality, using audio receivers mounted into each of the speakers. It is hence usable as one would an ordinary sound system. For best sound quality, the Utai Home Theater's speakers must be placed within 20m of their nearest neighbors. 7.1 surround sound allows the sound to resonate in a more visceral manner and to truly surround the listeners within the confines of the speakers. It also allows Neural Storm users to increase the amounts of pain they are able to inflict while within the confines of the speakers, while still remaining within nonlethal levels. Furthermore, the receiver can both upload and download soundtracks to the HoloNet in a wireless fashion. And finally, as with all things alchemical, it comes with all the usual weaknesses of alchemy: Force-nullifiers, Force-presence, to name the main ones.


Utai Video Studio

08 May 2018 - 12:20 PM

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The Utai Video Studio

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

  • Intent: To provide a means to enhance people's audiovisual sensitivity and also project videos
  • Image Source: NewEgg
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Restricted Missions: N/A
  • Primary Source: N/A

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

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

  • Material: Alchemized quantum fiber, electronics

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Can grant enhanced eyesight within 50m of the projector
  • Can make video editing
  • Electro-photo receptor allows to film videos in 4K format

Strengths:

  • Enhanced audiovisual sensitivity: People's auditive and visual sensitivities improve when they are within 50m of the projector
  • Video feed: The Utai Video Studio can film videos in high resolution
  • Video editing: The Utai Video Studio comes with a software suite allowing users to add or remove sound, such as background noise, from a video, as well as cutting a video down to the frame or merging videos together, and clearing up the images so that they can be viewable on the HoloNet once uploaded

Weaknesses:

  • Force-nullifiers: The presence of Force-nullifiers can render the Utai Video Studio nothing more than an ordinary holoprojector.
  • Presence: Force-imbuement presence means that unless you somehow hide it, Force-users can detect the projector.
  • Sensory overload: With improved auditive sensitivity and visual resolution and contrast, comes heightened risks of sensory overload
  • Jamming: If the projector is jammed, its HoloNet capabilities are jammed as well, leaving only the alchemical abilities unrelated to the HoloNet

DESCRIPTION: With 4K projection technology, it dawned on Janick that she could add an electro-photo receptor to film videos in high resolution and with high contrast so that they can be shown on either a 2D screen or a 3D hologram. In addition, enhanced sound technology is available on the machine, allowing videos to be shown through the Studio with crystal-clear sound. Furthermore, professional-grade video editing software allows the users to make edits on a video shot using the Utai Video Studio prior to uploading the resulting video(s) on the HoloNet. Of course, the alchemical enhancements to eyesight resolution and contrast, along with the enhancements to one's hearing sensitivity, are available only within 50m of the Studio. And finally, it comes with all the usual weaknesses of alchemy: Force-nullifiers, Force-presence, to name the main ones.