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In this thread I am showing off my new conversion of a Dark Angel in the Iron Angel armor.
What follows is a bit of colour text I have written for it:
All lumination in the cluttered room was provided only by a few auxiliary lighting panels, as the main light sources were knocked out an hour or so before by a power surge within the system. And yet, this did not seem to stop the frantically working Techmarine or even slow him down one jot. Even though he slept maybe six hours over the last week, his working pace seemed to be actually accelerated, as if he could draw more energy from lack of sleep rather then losing it.
He knew that this has well exceeded the limits even of the superhuman Astartes and that he will probably collapse from the lack of sleep in next few hours, but he would rather shoot himself with his Bolter then let his task remain unfinished.
"Here we go again..."
Armored fingers moved on the computer panel with almost inhuman speed, typing lines upon lines of commands, as a three-dimensional holographic display showing cross-sections of some suit of powered armor were displaying various informations.
"The voltage seemed to not be enough. Let's up it - a little...
// vt 230
"The armor was over-reacting a bit, wasn't it? Moment..."
DEUS EX MAcHINA
RECORD NEW OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS INTO THE BIOS?
The display went blank for a few seconds, and a new mesage appeared, flashing from dark to bright green several times:
SYSTEM BOOT IN PROGRESS
Half a minute later, this was replaced with a new information:
"There. Try now."
The other figure in the room was so far staying motionless and patiently waiting. Now it moved its armored arm to sight and flexed the wrist and fingers several times. Then it made a couple steps forward and punched the air quickly a few times.
"The machine spirit seems to be reacting correctly now, Brother Malachai."
"Very well. I'd like you to try this out..."
The Techmarine's servo-arm reached to the nearby workbench and returned holding a large object. Because of the lighting it was barely recognizable as some sort of Space Marine helmet, altough the faceplate didn't look like any of the standard types used with Marine powered armor.
Malachai walked to the waiting marine and handed him the helmet. The marine put the helmet on, the armored sleeve automatically hermetizing the joint between the helmet and rest of the armor.
"I don't see any differences between its operation and that of my own Eagle class helmet. Could you tell me what is it supposed to do?"
Malachai let out a sigh.
"If you ask... enter Armor Properties, then Installed Hardware and check the Properties tab on Auto-Senses. An appropriate driver has already been installed in your suits operating system, but the advanced functions need to be manually enabled."
"One moment... I see it... Enabled."
"Now, check the vision modes."
"Standard, light amplification, thermal, UV and IR... spectral analysis, radiation, sonar, echolocation?"
"As you can see, your autosenses now support a much wider spectrum of displays. You can now combine some of these displays, giving you greater awareness of the situation and your surroundings. It also sports several other helpful features, as you will soon discover. Maybe you'd like to try it out in the training chamber, Brother Camael?"
"I'd be honored, Brother-Techmarine."
They both left the room and followed the corridors of the Battle Barge to the training rooms, ending their path in front of a doorway leading to one of the smaller chambers.
"Before you enter, I feel obliged to inform you of two new features that I have added to the armor itself, as you might like to use them during the test as well.
First, you can enable a temporary boost of power to the actuator circuitry. Altough the power drain it causes is substantial and the actuators cannot function in this way for extended periods without damage, it might be useful in situations when that extra bit of raw force is neccesary.
You activate it via a mental command, and must confirm the choice on a subsequent prompt. I have introduced safety routines to the armors' spirit that will automatically deactivate the booster after ten minutes of continouous usage or if the power level drops to below seventy-five percent norm. The strength increase should border on double the normal suit efficiency in the best case, altough if you activate a second boost under an hour from the last one, you risk damage to both the actuators and the machine spirit.
Second is something much simpler, but has its uses too. The knuckles integrated into your gauntlets have been plugged into the internal power source, and with an appropriate mental command you can order the armor to apply various levels of voltage to them, from ones that will only cause concussion up to and including levels that will immediately electrocute a human being. The power usage depends on the setting, and altough even the highest setting will never match a power weapon, it might come in handy under certain circumstances."
"I will bear that knowledge in mind, Brother Malachai."
Camael entered the training room. After approximately ten minutes, he emerged from the doorway again.
"Brother Malachai, the Emperor himself must have guided your skill when you built this suit! It did everything you told me about!"
"Any personal thoughts on its function, Brother Camael?"
"Indeed. The experience is glorious!"
"Thank you for your help, Brother. This suit belongs to you now, please keep it in good shape."
"I certainly will. Such a wondrous gear deserves nothing less."
Having said this, Camael marched in the direction of the sleeping chambers. Malachai's work was done, and so he returned to his workshop to put the finishing touch on the design.
He swept away most of the contents of the workbench to its side and reverently laid out the design sheets in the space. Then he has lighted an incense burner holding the specific sort of incense burnt during the sanctification of final designs. Finally, Malachai reached into one of the poaches, drawing a vial containing some reddish liquid.
"Design, in the name of Omnissiah I christen you with my sweat and my blood."
He unscrewed the vial, poured several drops of the liquid onto the fingers of his right gauntlet and smeared it in one of the corners of each sheet. Then he has screwed the vial back and returned it to the poach he took it from.
"By recognition of your resilience, I give you a name of mighty armors of old - Iron! By those whose colors you will bear in battle, I call you - Angel!"
"From now on, thee shall be known as... Angelus Ferrum, the Iron Angel!"
DEUS EX MACHINA
I like the High-voltage Knuckles.Are you going to try and incorporate this armour into your army(s)?