Pizarro CKS info card:
AOM classification: Combat Droid (CBD)
Surface Material: Vonoran
Operating system: GSH-DST S.1.0
Engine type: Energy Harnessing Reactor (EHR)
Manufacturer:Institute for Intra-Galactic Affairs
More than cosmetic considerations, the Spanish conquistadors and their mode of operation were the major influence for the CKS model. The three-letter suffix CKS, common among Age of Machines droids, is derived from “Charles, King of Spain,” who provided logistical support for the conquistadors.
Pizarro CKS is a combat droid for advanced technological warfare. It is durable and exceptionally agile, and enemies it faces cannot predict its next moves. It has the ability to read enemy maneuvers, jam communications and adjust tactics almost instantly to suit the battlefield. CKS uses so-called disrupt-and-destroy advanced military strategies and is able to execute more than a thousand unique tactics. Like all war droids of the AOM, CKS also possesses the ability to fly.
CKS is made of vonoran, an alloy of vonnox (vx) and randan (rd). The two metals are native to the planet Beta 67A. Vonoran is known for its resiliency and its dark gray color.
CKS operates using the sophisticated combat artificial intelligence GSH-DST S.1.0. GSH is derived from last name of IIA founder Garash, DST stands for “Dust Storm” and S stands for “series.” Dust storm AI models are highly disruptive and possess the ability to jam and overtake enemy communications, rendering enemy units confused and helpless. Dust storm AI uses a reformatted version of the floating hierarchy pioneered by rival industry Weiss-Pickerton, called the PDM Hierarchy. PDM stands for “preferential decision maker” and transfers the decision-making process to the machine in the best strategic position on the battlefield. (More about floating hierarchy read in post about Mamluk SAD.)
Under the hood:
Below the dense layers of vonoran is the extremely powerful and versatile energy-harnessing reactor (EHR). The EHR, considered the top-of-class engine system, converts virtually any energy source in its surroundings into fuel for the CKS. Because surroundings usually emit more than one source of energy, the basic EHR converts the strongest source available to power the CKS model. The EHR has the ability to seamlessly transition between energy sources, providing an uninterrupted flow of power to the machine.
Designed to be a weapon itself, the CKS features three main firing outputs. These are diagonal stripes on the helmet, a chest outlet and multiple minor outlets on the palms. Due to the potency of its EHR, the CKS has the ability to fire a variety of destructive forces (plasma rays, heat waves, etc.), but it can only fire one type at a time. The decision of which type to use is based on the immediate circumstances and is determined by the advanced analytics manager coded inside the CKS.
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