Daemon

Ferrite: 2200
Bioptics: 2200
Crystal: 120

Rowe Incorporated in the Clarke Federation began the initial production run of the Daemon in 3320, almost a year after the Mercenary Clans lead a successful attack on the Unification Army and disabled their portal generating equipment.

As the Clarke manufacturer prepared to launch the Daemon, Dr. Drake Novum resurfaced with a devious new plan and began stealing gold medals from the Clans and new mecha from manufacturers throughout the galaxy.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 50
Armor Points 130
Start Weapons 6
Min Level 25
Min Heavy Skill 5
Levels/Weapon 6
Manufacturer Rowe Incorporated
Bonuses
Build Missile Damage + 3%
Build Shield (2)
Level 3 Trample Shield 10%
Level 5 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 6 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 7 Fork Shield 10%
Level 9 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 10 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 12 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 13 Fire Damage + 3%
Level 14 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 16 Speed + 1
Level 18
+ every 6 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 19 Splash 3%
Level 21 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 23 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 26 Speed + 1
Level 27 Fire Damage + 5%
Level 29 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 31 3X Damage 3%
Level 33 Shield (2)
Level 34 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 37 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 39 Splash 3%
Level 40 Fire Damage + 5%
Level 43 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 46 Speed + 2
Level 49 Missile Damage + 7%
Level 52 Fire Damage + 10%
Level 56 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 58 Speed + 2
Level 61 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 63 Splash 3%
Level 67 3X Damage 3%
Level 70 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 76 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 81 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 85 Trample Shield 5%
Level 88 Splash 5%
Level 94 Fire Damage + 5%
Level 99 Dodge (4)
Level 101 Precision (3)
Level 105 Fork Shield 10%
Level 111 Speed + 2
Level 115 3X Damage 3%
Level 123 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 128 Trample Shield 5%
Level 134 Fire Damage + 5%
Level 139 Shield (3)
Level 143 Fork Shield 5%
Level 148 Splash 5%
Level 154 Precision (2)
Level 159 Trample Shield 5%
Level 165 Speed + 1
Level 169 Missile Damage + 4%
Level 171 3X Damage 2%
Level 178 Fork Shield 5%
Level 183 Splash 3%
Level 190 Shield (3)
Level 197 Dodge (4)

The Clans found themselves dealing with an increasing number of clones made in Drake’s labs. This was no small task, since many of the clones were designed using the DNA from the Clansmen themselves.

Rowe Incorporated has demonstrated their intent to become a more prominent mecha producer with the release of the Daemon. Their newest mecha is designed to fulfill a long time request of pilots for more variety in the medium weight class of mecha. Rowe’s success with the Balrog mecha and their update package for the Namtar undoubtedly helped prepare them to release this new crystal based mecha in the 50 ton class.

The Daemon’s A.I. is known as the Magnaclaw A.I. and it was originally designed as a test platform for gravity racing skiffs on Yomi. Seeing even greater potential in the system, the designers continued to develop the Magnaclaw into a fully functional combat A.I. and then customized it for the Daemon.

The Magnaclaw is adept at generating increased damage output from Missile and Fire weapons. Both of these weapon systems on the Daemon are capable of delivering salvos that are 30% or more above factory specifications.

Secondary targeting algorithms in the Magnaclaw direct fire at opponents near the primary target, augmenting the Splash feature available with many Fire and Missile weapon systems. This A.I.’s self-adjusting display also adds a 5% probability of hitting an opponent over an unaided salvo. The Magnaclaw also carries twin ports for the addition of custom programming.

Rowe’s engineers selected the Dreadbloom powerplant for the Daemon. Fully upgraded, this mid-sized workhorse unit is capable of moving the Daemon at speeds of + 9 over combat optimal. This makes the Daemon faster than the Oggun and Warg, a fact that the Rowe engineers have been quick to point out.

Also included on the Dreadbloom is a bank of 3X overload capacitors to boost the damage output of any weapons mounted on the Daemon. The triple power overloads generated by the Dreadbloom are not a common feature on many medium size mecha, and so they provide another advantage for the Daemon over its contemporaries. When these combine with the 2X overload capacitors inherent in many weapon systems, the Daemon can unleash a devastating 6X salvo. The Magnaclaw is supplied with three ports for the addition of custom equipment.

The chassis of the Daemon is constructed from the same battle-tested alloy used to construct the Balrog mecha. A unique feature developed for the Daemon are the Neuroshift Actuators that are integrated with the A.I. Once the pilot has developed these systems to the point where they can communicate with each other, the Neuroshift Actuators enable the Daemon to Dodge incoming attacks without drawing’s the pilot’s attention from the battle. A pair of slots for mission essential equipment is also available to pilots.

Test pilots called the Daemon a defensive specialist and that claim is well supported. Shield pods mounted on the Daemon defend against all types of incoming attacks. Additional shielding is provided against area attacks such as Trample and Fork. Four slots for heavy shielding modules enable pilots to be prepared for various battle situations.

As a 50 ton mecha, the Daemon enjoys access to both Beta and Gamma class shields. This gives pilots a flexible and economical solution for shield needs until the pilot can replace them with the larger and more powerful Gamma models for unparalleled shielding.

The Daemon was first designed in 3316, but production of the mecha was put on hold due to the demands of the long conflict with Unification. Unification’s repeated attacks from 3316-3319 strained the defenses and resources of all of the Major and Minor Powers throughout the galaxy. After the Mercenary Clans traveled through the portals and damaged Unification’s portal generators in 3320, Rowe was able to devote more resources to bringing the Daemon to production.

The Clarke Federation’s Rowe Incorporated is on their way to becoming a premier mecha manufacturer for crystal based mecha. The release of the 100 ton Balrog mecha has brought them to the attention of even the veteran mercenary clans. The update package they designed and distributed for the Namtar has also been well received. Not all of the Major Powers manufacturers have been able to produce update packages for older designs, although pilots are eager to see such improvements.

Rowe designed mecha are now a mainstay in many of the Mercenary Clan’s formations. The Daemon quickly became a welcome addition to the forces of the Mercenary Clans as they scoured the fringes of inhabited space, searching for the whereabouts and cloning facilities of the infamous Dr. Drake Novum.

Legendary Pilots

  • Roman Himmelhan

    Roman Himmelhan

    Roman Himmelhan is a veteran pilot baked in the oven of hundreds of battles under the old banner of AFF Death’s Squads. There are rumors of him making mysterious dark pacts as he has never been injured in battle despite being known to fight with a berserk demeanor that has given him the name of “Evil Chairman”.

    In 3220, after a long and prestigious career as Affiliation’s officer, his glory time came when he sacrificed his personal mech while defending the AFF base on Tombstone (the AFF home planet) before the Unification waves and after the “Half-Baked” incident in which a great gateway unexpectedly opened in the center of their base.

    In recognition of this valorous action, the AFF assigned him a full squadron of the newly released Daemon class mech for testing goals. Roman valued the versatility of the Daemon so much that he reworked it and mastered it to win the gold in the fourth division of the Daemonaide of March 3321.

Armament

Daemon comes fully equiped with:

30

85

Large Fury

COMMON

Large Fury

Splash 4%

The ultimate commodity module for suppression fire, this is standard issue for every Illyrian Centurion.

30

85

Large Fury

COMMON

Large Fury

Splash 4%

The ultimate commodity module for suppression fire, this is standard issue for every Illyrian Centurion.

24

101

Double Flame

COMMON

Double Flame

2X Damage 5%

Two streams of fire vulcanize your opponents. They will burn.

24

101

Double Flame

COMMON

Double Flame

2X Damage 5%

Two streams of fire vulcanize your opponents. They will burn.

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.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
2380 Ferrite
2012 Bioptics
54 Crystal

 

Buy a Daemon

Ferrite: 2200
Bioptics: 2200
Crystal: 120