9/20/2014

Fate of SHIELD: Part 5 - The Drones


Zorya's drones have minimal programming and nearly non-existent decision making ability.  The AI serves as their brain and often can seem to treat them maternally.  She is not, however, afraid to sacrifice them in a time of need.  By far, Zorya's Camera Drones are the most common, with easily a dozen of the tiny robots hovering throughout the compound.  Maintenance Drones are the next most plentiful with a half-dozen managing the day to day repairs of The Observatory.  There are three Service Drones, each dedicated to one of the three crew areas within The Observatory.  Only two Defense Drones regularly patrol the entrance area of The Observatory.

Name: Maintenance Drone
High Concept: Fixer of Things
Trouble: Brainless
Phase 1: Work, Work
Skills
Good+3: Crafts
Fair+2: Investigate, Notice
Stunts 
Mechanical Focus: +2 to Crafts to repair Observatory systems
Physical Stress: OO
Mental Stress: -
Refresh: -

Zorya's Maintenance Drones are about 16 inches by 12 inches and essentially rectangular.  A multitude of arms can fold out of their box-like structure.  They have a single repulsor engine in their base which allows them their locomotion.  A single camera lens allows them to identify necessary repairs.

Name: Camera Drone
High Concept: Eye Spy
Trouble: Brainless and Brawnless
Phase 1: Always Watching
Skills
Good+3: Notice
Fair+2: Investigate, Stealth
Stunts 
Sensor Suite: +2 to Notice while inside The Observatory
Physical Stress: O
Mental Stress: -
Refresh: -

Camera Drones are the smallest of Zorya's apparatus.  They are essentially baseball-sized and covered in cameras.  They have repulsor drives on six different points on their bodies, allowing them quick multi-directional movement.


Name: Service Drone
High Concept: Your Wish, My Command
Trouble: Directionless
Phase 1: Information, Food, or Weather?
Skills
Good+3: Rapport
Fair+2: Lore, Notice
Stunts 
Zorya's Mouthpiece: +2 Lore when interfacing with Zorya
Physical Stress: OO
Mental Stress: -
Refresh: -

Service Drones are the largest of the drones at The Observatory.  They are essentially mobile laptops on an adjustable boom above a base with treads.  Two arms may fold out of them so that they can complete tasks, such as cooking, to aid the human occupants of The Observatory.  They are the least complex of the systems within the facility, but they have the strongest connection to Zorya.


Name: Defense Drone
High Concept: Zorya's Lightning
Trouble: Only a Gun
Phase 1: Fire at Will
Skills
Good+3: Shoot
Fair+2: Provoke, Athletics
Stunts 
Coordinated Assault: +2 to Shoot when working in concert with other Defense Drones
Physical Stress: OO
Mental Stress: -
Refresh: -

Defense Drones are essentially a pair of machine guns atop a repulsor array.  A globular camera housing sits in the middle of body of the drone, giving them a strong range of visibility.  When they are attacked (which has only happened in tests, thusfar), Camera Drones will swarm the area and share targeting data in order to get the best accuracy.