Luison

Ferrite: 2100
Bioptics: 1500
Crystal: 100

The Luison was designed as an all-purpose military field mecha. More so than many of the designs that have made this claim, the Luison performs in a variety of roles with ease and reliability.

Primarily deployed as a general patrol mecha, its utilitarian approach to weaponry enables it to bolster a specialized attack formation by filling in weapons coverage of any type. Luison holds a significant percentage of the roles in Shogunate forces because of it's low cost and relative ease of maintenance.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 45
Armor Points 110
Start Weapons 6
Min Level 22
Levels/Weapon 6
Manufacturer Alpha Corporation
Bonuses
Build 2X Damage 5%
Level 2 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 3 Laser Damage + 4%
Level 5 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 6 Proj. Damage + 4%
Level 6 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 9 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 10 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 12 Fire Damage + 4%
Level 12 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 12 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 15 Ice Damage + 4%
Level 16 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 18
+ every 6 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 18 Laser Damage + 5%
Level 21 Proj. Damage + 5%
Level 24 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 27 Fire Damage + 5%
Level 30 Ice Damage + 5%
Level 31 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 33 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 35 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 37 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 40 Freeze 3%
Level 46 Laser Shield 5%
Level 50 2X Damage 50%
Level 55 Laser Damage + 3%
Level 60 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 64 Proj. Shield 5%
Level 70 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 76 2X Damage 3%
Level 81 Missile Shield 5%
Level 87 Proj. Damage + 3%
Level 92 Fire Shield 5%
Level 97 Freeze 2%
Level 104 Ice Shield 5%
Level 107 Missile Damage + 3%
Level 112 Laser Shield 6%
Level 116 Fire Damage + 3%
Level 121 Proj. Shield 6%
Level 128 2X Damage 2%
Level 133 Missile Shield 6%
Level 139 Freeze 2%
Level 142 Fire Shield 6%
Level 147 Ice Damage + 3%
Level 154 Ice Shield 6%
Level 160 Freeze 3%

The Luison is the exclusive craft piloted by the “Yellow Birds”, the Emperor's personal guard. They are a full squadron of sixteen Luisons that accompany the Emperor at all times. While the Yellow Bird pilots perform a ceremonial role, they are also among the most highly trained and deadly warriors in the galaxy. Because of the honored status of the Luison in protecting the Emperor, they have become the choice for Honor Guards stationed at Monuments and Shrines across the entire Shogunate region.

The philosophy behind the Luison is simple -- ease of use and ease of maintenance. The key to the design was the development of the Universal Clamp Actuator Socket (UCAS), a crystal based joint that will support any piece of machinery as a replacement item. The UCAS enables the Luison to be severely damaged, then rebuilt in the field to operational standards in less than a day. This is ideal for a machine that may need to spend extended periods of time out of contact with a supply chain. This utilitarian attribute has earned Luison a reputation for near indestructibility, which has inspired many pilots over the years.

AlphaCorp engineers designed all the main components of Luison with the goal of keeping it as low maintenance and user friendly as possible, starting with the cockpit. The Astradyne A.I.has a simple interface that's easily linked with the UCAS system. It's fitted with twin ports for mission specific equipment, plus an additional UCAS system slot for upgrades. This helps pilots fine-tune the controls to suit their needs.

Powering the Lusion is a basic Hotomazu Fusion Core. Right off the assembly line, Luison can draw enough power to occasionally overload a weapon for increased damage. With sufficient upgrades to the UCAS and niode matrices, this ability makes a massive leap forward and gives the pilot excess power for overloads on more than half of the shots fired.

UCAS joints can secure any weapon system to the body with equal success, allowing for rapid reconfiguration against any threat. Additionally, they offer a universal performance increase, decreasing the need for specialized weaponry. Twin ports are mounted on the UCAS for custom equipment to be added to both the power plant and the chassis. Binary switch interfaces on the UCAS allow twin shield mounts on each side of the chassis, accommodating up to four heavy shielding modules.

Simplified controls and the versatile pilot interface makes the Luison the heaviest mecha that can be piloted without advanced training; this fact has been appreciated by both militia forces and rookie pilots. The Luison is consistently seen in widespread use and is valuable as a durable scout mecha or a point mecha in middle-weight response forces.

The Luison's specially-designed modular form also enables it to perform non-combat tasks very effectively. A Luison can easily be re-tasked for civilian crowd control in a short amount of time. Nets and tear gas canisters can be fitted and launched with a simple ammo reload. Luison's systems also accommodate low-velocity rubber bullets or sandbags.

The diversity built into Luison's practical applications with weaponry were translated into a defensive package with the upgrades it received during the technological Renaissance of the early 3300s. The UCAS enabled engineers to install shielding specifically tuned to all known weapon types. Several minor refinements were made to the fusion core adding to available overload power as well.

The most significant increase to the Luison's offensive punch in this upgrade comes in the form of anti-mecha virus programming added to the Astradyne A.I. The ability to force an opponent to stop and then restart is a welcome addition to the Luison's arsenal.

A word to the wise -- if you see the Yellow Birds, keep a safe distance.

Legendary Pilots

  • Randy Taylor

    Randy Taylor

    "What makes a man a warrior; what makes the warrior a hero; How are heroes forged into legends?

    Perhaps Randy Taylor, who became commander of the mythical Clan Exiles, in which personalities such as the infamous Drake Novum, or the courageous Marius Darkmoor came together, could answer these questions. Taylor combines the intrepid impetus of the berserker with the tactful plans of the strategist and although his ardent spirit has often weighed more on the balance, his victories, both on the battlefields and on the circuits, certify his worth.

    Throughout his career, Taylor has specialized in the combat of light, fast and more maneuverable units, with which he has starred equality movements of great creativity and dexterity, as some reckless charges against higher-tonnage Mechs, only protected by favorable ground conditions or weather. Success? Well, if you found him aboard Galahad, his modified Luison, maybe you could ask him."

  • Brently Gill

    Brently Gill

    Since the second King of the Mountain event, this crafty Mecha pilot has been offering his services to any clan that offered a good base from which to hone his skills. While not always the most highly funded pilot on the battlefield, he is certainly getting a lot of bang for his buck, or as Gill would say....... kicking butt with a smile on his face.

  • Tial Tara'Dor

    Tial Tara'Dor

    Leader of the resistance against the Meiji Shogunate, he has been nicknamed "The White Dragon" for his Luison's custom paint job: white with red and gold trim.

  • The Wanderer

    The Wanderer

    Perhaps best known for how little public information is available on him, most reported sightings of or interactions with The Wanderer claim that he pilots a Luison painted a distinctive shade of blue.

Armament

Luison comes fully equiped with:

24

97

Icy Blast

COMMON

Icy Blast

Freeze 2%

This ice weapon packs a wallop that's so cold, it can force the target to stop and thaw out.

24

97

Icy Blast

COMMON

Icy Blast

Freeze 2%

This ice weapon packs a wallop that's so cold, it can force the target to stop and thaw out.

23

90

Medium Fury

COMMON

Medium Fury

Splash 4%

Attack enemies with a burst of decayed-niode-tipped missiles. Fury technology spreads the damage around.

23

90

Medium Fury

COMMON

Medium Fury

Splash 4%

Attack enemies with a burst of decayed-niode-tipped missiles. Fury technology spreads the damage around.

21

108

Mauler

COMMON

Mauler

Fires armor piercing rounds followed by a large projectile to tear open mech armor.

21

108

Mauler

COMMON

Mauler

Fires armor piercing rounds followed by a large projectile to tear open mech armor.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
2280 Ferrite
1880 Bioptics
48 Crystal

 

Buy a Luison

Ferrite: 2100
Bioptics: 1500
Crystal: 100