Nakshi

Ferrite: 15000
Bioptics: 14000
Niodes: 120

First produced in our galaxy by Alpha Corporation in the Shogunate, the Nakshi was constructed using information found on an ancient data storage device discovered by Shogunate miners.

Many people first believed that the device was left behind by the Forerunners, but after studying other artifacts unearthed nearby, Shogunate scientists questioned the validity of that claim. It was clearly advanced technology, but did it belong to the Forerunners?

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 80
Armor Points 195
Start Weapons 11
Min Level 55
Min Heavy Skill 35
Levels/Weapon 5
Manufacturer Cherry Blossom Mechworks
Bonuses
Build 3X Damage 2%
Build Speed - 12
Build Fire Shield (5)
Build Proj. Damage + 5%
Build Fork 3%
Level 3 Shield (4)
Level 3 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 5 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 6 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 7 Proj. Damage + 3%
Level 8 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 9 Speed + 3
Level 10
+ every 5 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 11 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 12 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 13 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 14 Proj. Damage + 3%
Level 16 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 18 Speed + 3
Level 19 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 21 Proj. Damage + 3%
Level 23 Shield (3)
Level 23 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 27 Speed + 3
Level 28 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 31 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 33 Laser Damage + 4%
Level 34 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 37 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 39 Fire Shield (20)
Level 41 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 43 Laser Shield (20)
Level 44 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 45 Speed + 3
Level 47 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 50 3X Damage 5%
Level 50 Fork 18%
Level 54 Speed + 3
Level 58 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 60 Splash 5%
Level 63 Speed + 3
Level 66 Proj. Damage + 10%
Level 70 Fork 5%
Level 72 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 73 Speed + 3
Level 77 Laser Damage + 10%
Level 80 Shield (10)
Level 82 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 83 Speed + 3
Level 90 Splash 10%
Level 93 Speed + 3
Level 100 Fork 25%
Level 103 Speed + 3
Level 110 + 1 Cockpit Slot

After months of research, the Shogunate scientists and historians revealed that the data storage device is more likely to have belonged to the ancient foes of the Forerunners. This was a major discovery. Little is known about these beings, other than they once existed and fought a catastrophic war against the Drochah and the rest of the Forerunners. Even the outcome of the war is lost in time.

The were multiple mecha designs contained in the storage device, but the data was too corrupted to retrieve anything beyond the Nakshi schematics. Setting historical concerns aside, Alpha Corp’s engineers immediately began building a prototype of the Nakshi.

They selected the Ixian-G A.I. for the Nakshi. This A.I.’s programming is largely dedicated to secondary targeting systems. Splash targeting will direct fire at opponents near the primary target. A Fork algorithm will send a second full powered blast into a nearby enemy with a single pull of the trigger. Fully upgraded, this will occur over half of shots fired.

The Ixian-G is well suited for direct-fire weapons like Projectile and Lasers. Both these types of weapons see an increase in their maximum damage potential when wielded by a Nakshi. The Ixian can support five additional equipment modules for mission-based requirements.

Powering the Nakshi is the Tuxon fusion plant. A majority of the energy output of the Tuxon is dedicated to powering the motive and weaponry systems, making the Nakshi the fastest of all 80 ton mecha. A few 3X overload capacitors are included in the design to further increase the damage potential of the weapon systems. There are six slots for the addition of custom equipment on the Tuxon.

The distinctive chassis of the Nakshi is constructed of a proprietary alloy whose formula is still a highly guarded secret. During their Civil War, the Prince of Flowers was able to convince all the engineers who have knowledge of the formula to join him in Sengakuji Reaches, thereby keeping the secret intact. The chassis contains four slots for additional equipment.

Several shield systems are mounted on the Nakshi to decrease damage caused by incoming weapons fire. The main shield pods are supplemented by secondary energy shield pods that can absorb additional damage from Laser and Fire weapons. Five slots are available on the Nakshi for the addition of heavy shielding modules.

It is rumored that the energy absorbed by the Nakshi’s shielding is somehow channeled back into the Nakshi’s systems to boost its power. While this has never been confirmed by Alpha Corp or Cherry Blossom Mechworks engineers, the absorbed energy could be creating the Nakshi’s fearsome glowing aura.

"Behold the javelin that pierces the stars."

These were the first words translated from the ancient data storage device containing the Nakshi’s designs. Over and over again, these words burned in the minds of the Shogunate scientists studying the device. It was similar to Forerunner language, but also clearly distinct.

As Shogunate engineers explored the intricacies of the Nakshi design, they concluded that it is notably similar to the Gigus. They were the first people to suggest that these two mecha may have been created by the same group. After the initial announcement, other engineers began to point out the common features found in the Gigus and Nakshi designs. The basic frame components and sharp angles of the design make the chassis nearly interchangeable. The glowing energy discharges emitted by externally mounted power conduits are obvious similarities. These features are conspicuously absent from the “Dino-mecha” known to be of Forerunner origin. Likewise, the common elements in the Forerunner mecha are not found in the Gigus or the Nakshi.

The factories that produce the Nakshi are located in a region 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. Once part of Alpha Corp, the factories were renamed Cherry Blossom Mechworks by the Prince of Flowers.

Cherry Blossom Mechworks underwent some restructuring after the civil war, but they were able to stabilize and boldly took on the task of producing the Commissar mecha after it was discovered by the Mercenary Clans in 3316. This move demonstrated that they plan to continue to grow their production facilities and compete with the Shogunate’s Alpha Corporation and other major manufacturers.

As the Mercenary Clans fought off Unification’s repeated invasions, Sengakuji’s manufacturer also produced a mecha booster for the Nakshi in 3318, aiding the Mercenary Clans in their fight. Pilots have been heard saying that they are eager to see what the manufacturer will take on next.

Legendary Pilots

  • David Holley

    David Holley

    An elite pilot whom has been on both sides of the most dominant clans in the galaxy. His Nakshi's are said to be the most ferocious in the galaxy. His legendary piloting skills have landed him many King Of The Mountain wins.

  • Paul Knight

    Paul Knight

    Paul Knight was given his nickname “Paulzilla” by friends and enemies alike due to his penchant for streaming old Terran broadcasts of horror and sci-fi entertainment to his comm channel. His favorite broadcasts feature a gigantic lizard powered by nuclear radiation. He enjoys this nickname so much that he shares it with his favorite mecha, a Nakshi that can cause incredible destruction on the battlefield with its splash and fork damage. The Nakshi named Paulzilla has seen many battles and some of Paul’s peers have even advised him to retire his cherished mecha, but he still likes to deploy it during battle, listening for the moments when its beastly roars intermingle with the bellows of the film beasts on his comm channel to create a beautiful, terrifying harmony.

Armament

Nakshi comes fully equiped with:

77

111

Harmonic Disruptor

ELITE

Harmonic Disruptor

Precision (5)

Freeze 4%

Behold the javelin that pierces the stars.

77

111

Harmonic Disruptor

ELITE

Harmonic Disruptor

Precision (5)

Freeze 4%

Behold the javelin that pierces the stars.

52

101

Duboce

ELITE

Duboce

3X Damage 18%

This novel design fuses the output of three power conduits into one beam which autotargets opponents' reactor cores.

50

105

Wrecker Shot

COMMON

Wrecker Shot

Trample 4%

Specialized rounds can density-shift to phase into targets for ultra-heavy, wrecking ball-like damage.

46

104

Smooth Bore

COMMON

Smooth Bore

Uses hyperaccelerated ammunition to penetrate all objects in its path.

46

104

Smooth Bore

COMMON

Smooth Bore

Uses hyperaccelerated ammunition to penetrate all objects in its path.

40

100

Cheops Beam

COMMON

Cheops Beam

This powerful three-beamed laser is standard issue on the desert worlds of the Korfu system, where local forces use it to repel the thick-carapaced Snavurm.

40

100

Cheops Beam

COMMON

Cheops Beam

This powerful three-beamed laser is standard issue on the desert worlds of the Korfu system, where local forces use it to repel the thick-carapaced Snavurm.

39

106

Rail Cannon

COMMON

Rail Cannon

An enhanced power coupler and dissipation unit and redesigned acceleration chamber make this a much more powerful rail gun.

39

106

Rail Cannon

COMMON

Rail Cannon

An enhanced power coupler and dissipation unit and redesigned acceleration chamber make this a much more powerful rail gun.

39

106

Rail Cannon

COMMON

Rail Cannon

An enhanced power coupler and dissipation unit and redesigned acceleration chamber make this a much more powerful rail gun.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
17582 Ferrite
20492 Bioptics
252 Crystal
74 Niodes

 

Buy a Nakshi

Ferrite: 15000
Bioptics: 14000
Niodes: 120