Mobile Chassis Framework
Mobile Chassis Framework
Cost: – [1m]; Mins: Strength 3, Essence 6; Type: Permanent
Prerequisite Charms: None
Some colossi emphasize mobility over human convenience, sacrificing the versatility of normal arms and legs for the incomparable efficiency of a form optimized for speed. This Charm provides a Colossus with a body configuration ideal for over-land movement, typically resembling a giant terrestrial animal such as a lion, a huge many-legged insect, or a land-going vehicle with wheels or tracks.
This low slung chassis arrangement provides significant advantages in terms of over-land movement speed, stability, and passenger space, but lacks both a comfortable human appearance, and the ability to use tools and equipment requiring fine manipulation.
The Mobile Chassis Framework confers the following mechanical benefits and limitations:
- The Colossus’s personal essence pool is expanded by (Willpower) motes
- The Colossus gains a number of additional -0 health levels equal to his (Essence)
- The Colossus’s Strength is increased by (Essence) for feats of strength and damage
- The Colossus’s base movement speed is multiplied by his (Essence x 2)
- The Colossus’s natural soak is increased by (Essence) against all damage types
- The Colossus gains (Essence x 5) cubic yards of passenger and cargo capacity
- The Colossus automatically passes all balance and handling related tests
- The Colossus has no arms or hands, and cannot perform actions that require them
Weapon Turret Systems (Dexterity 5): This Charm equips the Colossus with mounted weaponry – almost always ranged, except in the case of weapons intended for ramming – which sits in pivoting turrets or mounts attached to his body. The Exalt may mount up to two such weapons, though the Multiple Limbs mutation allows him to mount more, in addition to its other benefits. These turrets are obvious, but can be retracted and concealed using Technomorphic Integration Engine or similar magic.
Juggernaut Chassis Upgrade (Essence 7): This submodule permanently expands upon the Colossus’s Mobile Chassis Framework beyond the proportions of even the most monstrous natural creature – typically stretching fifty feet or more in at least one dimension. This transformation augments the Alchemical with greater durability, far greater speed, and significantly expanded cargo capacity:
- Number of extra -0 health levels gained increases to (Essence + (Stamina x 5))
- Base movement speed multiplier increases to ((Essence + Dexterity) x 2)
- Bonus to all types of natural soak increases to (Essence x 2)
- Internal storage and cargo capacity increases to (Essence x 25) cubic yards