Gigus

Ferrite: 10000
Bioptics: 10000
Crystal: 280

The true origin of the Gigus design is a mystery. Most mecha historians point to the Forerunners as the designers, although there are a few who theorize that this mecha was first created by the unidentified foes of the Forerunners.

First produced in our galaxy by Alpha Corporation in the Shogunate, the Gigus has a fearsome Fire and Missile weapon focused design. The Factories that produce this mecha reside within a section of the galaxy that changed hands from the Shogunate to the new Minor Power, Sengakuji Reaches, in 3307. Sengakuji Reaches won its independence from the Shogunate after a bitter civil war in which the two Princes faced off and the Prince of Flowers defeated his brother in battle.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 80
Armor Points 180
Start Weapons 7
Min Level 52
Min Heavy Skill 35
Levels/Weapon 6
Manufacturer Cherry Blossom Mechworks
Bonuses
Build Speed - 22
Build Missile Damage + 4%
Build Fire Damage + 4%
Build Speed + 8
Build Fire Damage + 20%
Level 2 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 3 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 4 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 5 Ice Shield 8%
Level 6 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 6 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 7 Speed + 3
Level 8 Fire Damage + 7%
Level 9 Shield (2)
Level 10 Splash 2%
Level 12 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 12
+ every 6 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 14 Speed + 3
Level 16 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 18 Fire Damage + 7%
Level 19 Shield (2)
Level 20 Splash 2%
Level 21 Laser Shield 5%
Level 22 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 23 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 25 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 28 Fire Damage + 7%
Level 28 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 29 Shield (2)
Level 32 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 33 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 34 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 38 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 42 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 43 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 48 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 50 Missile Damage + 10%
Level 50 Fire Damage + 10%
Level 50 Splash 10%
Level 57 Trample 10%
Level 62 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 72 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 77 Trample 10%
Level 82 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 87 Slow (10)
Level 90 Shield (20)

The electronics package of the Gigus is powered by the TL100 A.I. This processor carries an efficient anti-mecha virus package that feeds false commands to an opponent and Slows their reaction times. A multi-target processor searches for approaching hostile mecha and can enable the Gigus to damage any foe before they can get in range to return fire.

The A.I. also contains a secondary multi-targeting system to direct weapons fire onto any enemy mecha in the vicinity. This system augments the Splash function found in many Fire and Missile weapons. The remainder of the processing power of the TL100 is dedicated to improving the damage output from Fire weapons and Missile systems installed on the mecha. The A.I. carries four slots for the addition of custom equipment.

The powerplant selected for the Gigus is the Kobayashi 539. This unremarkable yet sturdy version of the civilian model Kobayashi 500 is more than adequate at providing the Gigus with the power it needs in battle. While somewhat less speedy than other versions, it lacks the vulnerabilities that plagued some of the early Kobayashi models. The Gigus relies on the four ports for custom engine equipment included in the design to reach speeds above combat optimal.

The Gigus’s Chassis design carries several defensive shield pods to reduce any incoming weapons fire. A pair of specifically tuned shields are mounted around the main framework to provide additional protection from Ice and Laser weapons damage. Five ports for additional Chassis equipment as well as three ports for large shield modules give pilots the flexibility to make mission specific adjustments.

Many stories have been told of the Gigus’s early development. The energy emissions through the sizable vents in this mecha’s exterior plating have ignited the imaginations of pilots both young and old, motivating them to create their own stories about where they believe the first Gigus was created.

One of the tales repeated most frequently claims that these terrifying mechs weren't built by humans... They were grown. Giant, planet-razing monsters unseen and unknown to any library or man. And when they were grown, their organic parts were replaced mercilessly, and simply for efficiency. No issues of synthetic rejection--their biology adapted to them perfectly.

How then was the original Gigus mech acquired? Believers say it was found on a colonization project in the farthest reaches of space--stored in an underwater facility. The facility was abandoned. With trepidation, and a good amount of foolishness, the Gigus was ferreted away.

This Gigus was a living machine with adaptive biology that allowed its armor and the weaponry to all function as organs as well. Grizzled old pilots will tell new recruits that the human pilots who had the chance to meld with this incredible creature had to have an extraordinary pain threshold. Fortunately, the armor and bionic shielding could adapt to whatever weaponry they were exposed to, protecting the pilot.

Legend says the beast’s weaponry fed off the immense bioelectric and thermal radiation radiating from the beast. It was immune to most freezing and electromagnetic weaponry. The arm-mounted blades would spike in power when the creature's stress increased.

Pilots who visit the Jungle Moon Rizpah claim to have seen a beast that closely resembles the Gigus mecha of today. Many believe that the original Gigus is still alive and living in the jungles. Because of mankind's greed and curiosity, a creation like the Gigus roams the galaxy--and they didn't ask to take it from its owner.

Armament

Gigus comes fully equiped with:

53

104

Rupture Shot

COMMON

Rupture Shot

Burn 8%

It's origins are a mystery. The first known appearance of this weapon was on the Gigus Mech.

53

104

Rupture Shot

COMMON

Rupture Shot

Burn 8%

It's origins are a mystery. The first known appearance of this weapon was on the Gigus Mech.

48

98

Death Head

COMMON

Death Head

Splash 4%

Lesser forces have been known to quickly retreat at the mere sight of this terrifying weapon.

48

98

Death Head

COMMON

Death Head

Splash 4%

Lesser forces have been known to quickly retreat at the mere sight of this terrifying weapon.

40

101

Magmolator

COMMON

Magmolator

Splash 5%

Kickback 20% odds 20% dam

A deep plasma reservoir makes it a little too powerful.

30

103

Square Flame

COMMON

Square Flame

2X Damage 2%

3X Damage 2%

Four small streams of fire engulf opponents mech's in fire. Surround mechs with flames on all sides.

30

103

Square Flame

COMMON

Square Flame

2X Damage 2%

3X Damage 2%

Four small streams of fire engulf opponents mech's in fire. Surround mechs with flames on all sides.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
9070 Ferrite
7192 Bioptics
248 Crystal

 

Buy a Gigus

Ferrite: 10000
Bioptics: 10000
Crystal: 280