Out of Character Information
|Intent:||Light Armor for the Order of the Godclaw|
|Canon Link:||Not Applicable|
|Primary Link:||Not Applicable|
|Affiliation:||Confederacy of Independent Systems; The Hellknight Corps; Order of the Godclaw|
|Model:||Phase I Hereticus|
|Modularity:||Yes; Limited to Emblems and Colors of a particular Sub-Chapter|
|Torso:||Environmental Control Unit||Legs:||Keen Protector Plates||Additional Systems:||IFF Circuitry|
|Manual Suit Sealing Kit||Magnetic Boots with Grav-Field Alternator||Temperature Control Bodysuit|
|Reinforced Chest Plate|
|3100 Firebrand Suit||Ablative Plating||Armorweave Underlay||Ballistic Shielding||Environmental Underlay||Integrated Med-System|
|Whereas armors such as the Phase II Canoness Battle Armor and Phase II Hellplate are designed to be bulky and heavy as a means to handle the incoming fire and slog through an enemy position; the Hereticus Armor was designed to be a lighter alternative meant to provide unhindered movement and dexterity to the Force User members of the Order of the Godclaw. Designed as a means to differentiate the Signifers from their Hellknight counterparts, the armor is also designed to provide protection without hindering the individual donning the armor. To this end the armor is produced with lightweight materials - though this also proves to be a problem, as the lightweight materials offer little in the way of protection against bludgeoning based weaponry and attacks. And while it can be equipped with supplementary armor pieces to provide additional coverage and protection, this can also potentially hinder the individual's natural dexterity, limited their movement, and in some cases - depending on the nature of the supplementary armor - cut the individual off from the force or utilizing certain force powers. |
Focused predominately around protecting the vital organs of the humanoid-form; the main piece of armor is a large chest piece - which behind the plating hides a concealable holster capable of holding a weapon no larger than a hold-out blaster. Likewise, the armor contains small pockets interspersed throughout in which additional plates of Plasteel can be slipped into to provide additional protection when needed, or removed if the individual feels they are a hindrance to their movement. Unlike the heavier armors worn by their Hellknight and Erinyes counterparts, the Heretics armor is incapable of withstanding even a glancing blow from a lightsaber, nor is it capable of withstanding more than one or two strikes from sonic based weaponry before the individual is grievously injured. Additionally, the armor, as it lacks a helmet, is incapable of being fully sealed against biological, chemical, or other such hazardous environments - only having a thin Chromium lining which is just enough to resist low doses of radiation and allow the individual time to escape a radioactive area. This Chromium lining however would not prevent the effects of Radiation poisoning or allow the individual to linger longer than necessary in radioactive locations.
Even with all these drawbacks, it should be remembered that the Hereticus Armor is designed and intended to ensure that an individual's natural dexterity is not hindered; or that their ability to use the force is not mitigated or blocked in some manner. It is a lightweight armor that excels at its purpose; offering some protection and making the wearer look good while they do force assisted flips and jumps.