Apatotron

Ferrite: 21000
Bioptics: 14700
Niodes: 120

Years after the initial Aspis and Ignis mecha were excavated from Yomi, another of Drochah’s designs has emerged onto the scene. A Shogunate spy named Tanzan Kimura managed to infiltrate the mining operation that discovered the Aspis. Kimura spent weeks hidden within the shadows of the excavation site, searching for valuable information. In the end, Kimura emerged from the mines with only a set of blueprints, ashamed that he had failed to gather anything of value. Fortunately for the Shogunate, those blueprints would lead them to develop the largest mecha ever seen.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 100
Armor Points 285
Start Weapons 11
Min Level 92
Min Heavy Skill 55
Levels/Weapon 3
Manufacturer Star Factories
Bonuses
Build Wide Fork 4%
Build Trample 2%
Build Speed - 32
Build Splash 5%
Level 2 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 2 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 3 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 3 Shield (12)
Level 4 Precision (5)
Level 4 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 5 Fork 3%
Level 6
+ every 3 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 7 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 8 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 8 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 9 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 10 Proj. Damage + 13%
Level 11 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 11 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 12 Trample Shield 30%
Level 13 Splash Shield 45%
Level 13 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 14 Splash 5%
Level 15 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 16 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 17 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 19 Precision (5)
Level 20 Wide Fork Shield 40%
Level 21 Shield (10)
Level 22 Trample 4%
Level 24 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 25 Auto Repair (1)
Level 26 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 28 Shield (8)
Level 29 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 30 3X Damage 4%
Level 31 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 32 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 34 Precision (5)
Level 34 Splash 5%
Level 35 Fork 3%
Level 36 Speed + 4
Level 37 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 39 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 40 Auto Repair (1)
Level 41 Wide Fork Shield 40%
Level 44 Trample 4%
Level 45 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 46 Splash Shield 20%
Level 48 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 49 Precision (5)
Level 50 Fork 10%
Level 50 Proj. Damage + 13%
Level 54 Splash 5%
Level 55 Speed + 4
Level 60 Shield (8)
Level 61 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 64 Trample 5%
Level 64 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 64 Precision (5)
Level 65 Fork 3%
Level 66 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 70 Trample Shield 40%
Level 73 Speed + 4
Level 77 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 79 Precision (5)
Level 79 Splash 5%
Level 80 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 89 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 90 Trample 5%
Level 91 Speed + 4
Level 95 Fork 3%
Level 96 Missile Damage + 8%
Level 100 Fork 10%
Level 101 Trample 5%
Level 102 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 104 Shield (8)
Level 109 Speed + 4
Level 110 Auto Repair (4)
Level 120 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 125 Fork 3%
Level 130 Shield (8)
Level 131 Trample 5%
Level 140 Shield (10)
Level 142 Auto Repair (1)
Level 150 Shield (10)
Level 155 Speed + 3
Level 165 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 170 Shield (10)
Level 195 + 1 Cockpit Slot

The Apatotron, as the Shogunate R&D team eventually named it, had yet to be built. Drochah had completed the plans but hadn’t finalized the manufacturing processes. The plans were clear enough; though they could not read much of Drochah’s writing, they were able to follow his schematics and approximate the specs.

It appeared that by studying the ancient sauropod Apatosaurus, Drochah had developed an innovative structural matrix in the legs and core of the mecha that supported more weight--and thus more armor and firepower--than ever before conceived in a mech. The result was a mecha with unparalleled size and strength, with weapons and armor unmatched anywhere on the battlefield. The Apatotron would tower above its enemies, delivering devastating missile and projectile attacks while withstanding fire from heavy guns throughout prolonged battles.

Some of the Shogunate engineers wagered that the Apatotron would not be able to support its own weight or maneuver well enough to be a valuable asset in combat. They bet that once built, the mecha would simply collapse under its own weight. However, millions of years of evolutionary design proved them all wrong. The extended whip-like tail helped to counterbalance the heavy front end, and while the mecha certainly was not fast, it could maneuver well enough. Drochah’s designs worked, and the completed Apatotron cast a long and dark shadow. It was a fearsome sight to behold.

The production and control of same was to be the Shogunate's finest hour. With a monopoly on the largest and most technologically advanced war machines the military of the Emperor would be unstoppable. Unfortunately for them, the Shogunate's own greed and lust for power was their own downfall. While Toshiko's advise and expertise were indispensable in the production of the Apatotron when the first units began to roll off the assembly lines, Toshiko was informed that as she was not a member of the Emperor's armed forces she would not be receiving one of her own in payment as promised. She exacted her revenge by publishing the schematics and blueprints on public message boards across the known galaxy breaking the Shogunate's stranglehold on the Apatotron's production

The Targeting system of Drochah's final design, or possibly just the latest discovered design is as cutting edge as the rest of the Apatotron. Relying heavily on the Forerunner technology of time displacement, the Apatotron uses multiple attacks to overwhelm its foes. Fork and Wide-Fork are used to their full advantage to eliminate whole squadrons of approaching mecha. The Splash area effect found on many missile system is also enhanced greatly by Forerunner technology.

Projectile weapons continue to evolve and improve using Drochah's designs and implementing the little amount of Forerunner technology that can be replicated. The armor piercing Trample effect is elevated to unheard of levels by the fire control systems of the Apatotron. Predictive algorithm’s analyze targets for optimal placement of strikes that will penetrate completely through a target and still devastate any opponent beyond the original target. The same predictive algorithm’s using a variation of programming enable the pilot of the Apatotron to see/kill a target. Precision targeting is given a considerable amount of the processing capability of Apatotron A.I. And computers.

Another significant innovation was the placement of the cockpit. Since the mech’s core generated so much heat, the pilot is housed in the mecha’s head, placed atop a highly-articulated and agile neck. The height of the pilot’s vantage point provides additional ability to target and oversee the battlefield, aiding in multiple targeting, and precision strikes.

The primary weapon systems of the Apatotron consist of two devastating and complementary attacks. Its missile rack, Jurassic Thunder, delivers upon impact a series of sonic blasts that increase its already wide area of effect. The distinctive boom of the Jurassic Thunder was enough, in the mech’s earliest days, to send squadrons of smaller opponents fleeing for cover.

The mech’s cannon turrets, named Jurassic Storm, punch through lines of mecha to deliver damage deep into the enemy’s defenses. Developed as a siege weapon, the Apatotron cannons deliver sufficient firepower to rip through even the most heavily-armored opponents. The mech’s signature sonic blasts accompany the mortar fire of the Jurassic Storm as well. Mech designers will need to reconsider their armor design and placement, as these newest weapons in the field may be game-changers.

The combination of the two weapons systems deafen opponents with thunderous attacks that spread far and deep, allowing the Apatotron to present a massive area of effect and take out whole squadrons of enemy mecha singlehandedly.

It’s a shame for Drochah that he didn’t live to see his final creation finally completed and mauling lines of mecha throughout the galaxy. Then again, if Drochah had a weapon as formidable as the Apatotron, he may have won the day and enslaved us all.

Legendary Pilots

  • Bob Schlomer

    Bob Schlomer

    Bob has been enamored with the ancient Earth dinosaurs ever since he first dreamed of becoming a pilot. When he learned that there were mecha whose designs were based on some of the greatest of these creatures, he was determined to pilot them. He feels the closest affinity to the Apatotron, the largest of the dino mecha, especially for their dual threat load out of Projectile and Missile weapons. This combination gives the Apatotron a mixture of speed and area damage, especially when the devastating Wide Fork capabilities kick in. He uses a line of three Apatotrons, a perfect fit for his favored Triple Rainbow specialty, where they can stop the momentum of virtually any rampaging enemy formation.

  • Kevin A. Rausch

    Kevin A. Rausch

    Kevin Rausch understands the wisdom behind the saying “speak softly but carry a big stick”. A member of Highland Force clan before they eventually merged to form Leviathan, Kevin has been around for quite some time. Kevin has built a reputation as a quiet dependable member of the team. The kind of member winning teams are built on. While he wasn’t present for the first clan wars he’s been there from the second ever since quietly and diligently building his strength and the strength of his clan. History doesn’t often remember people like Kevin. History favors the boisterous and loud. History remembers the credit takers and sycophants. Kevin is working for something greater than history’s favor though, he’s working for the greater good of his team.

Armament

Apatotron comes fully equiped with:

126

90

Jurassic Thunder

ELITE

Jurassic Thunder

Wide Fork 20%

Freeze 51%

Earth-shaking sonic blasts accompany the explosions of its salvos. Ear plugs sold separately.

126

90

Jurassic Thunder

ELITE

Jurassic Thunder

Wide Fork 20%

Freeze 51%

Earth-shaking sonic blasts accompany the explosions of its salvos. Ear plugs sold separately.

100

102

Jurassic Storm

ELITE

Jurassic Storm

Trample 20%

2X Damage 20%

Punching holes through rocks, mecha, and small planets since 200 million B.C.

100

102

Jurassic Storm

ELITE

Jurassic Storm

Trample 20%

2X Damage 20%

Punching holes through rocks, mecha, and small planets since 200 million B.C.

100

102

Jurassic Storm

ELITE

Jurassic Storm

Trample 20%

2X Damage 20%

Punching holes through rocks, mecha, and small planets since 200 million B.C.

100

102

Jurassic Storm

ELITE

Jurassic Storm

Trample 20%

2X Damage 20%

Punching holes through rocks, mecha, and small planets since 200 million B.C.

69

101

MAK-47

COMMON

MAK-47

Precision (6)

MAK-47. When you've absolutely, positively got to kill every mecha in the room, accept no substitutes.

69

101

MAK-47

COMMON

MAK-47

Precision (6)

MAK-47. When you've absolutely, positively got to kill every mecha in the room, accept no substitutes.

69

101

MAK-47

COMMON

MAK-47

Precision (6)

MAK-47. When you've absolutely, positively got to kill every mecha in the room, accept no substitutes.

68

99

Locust Swarm

COMMON

Locust Swarm

Splash 7%

Unleash a private plague of death upon the battlefield.

68

99

Locust Swarm

COMMON

Locust Swarm

Splash 7%

Unleash a private plague of death upon the battlefield.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
23200 Ferrite
14200 Bioptics
350 Crystal
92 Niodes

 

Buy an Apatotron

Ferrite: 21000
Bioptics: 14700
Niodes: 120