Zond

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Background

‘Zond’ was the old Russian name for Unidentified Flying Objects, an apt name for the lightning-fast remotes designed for the Nomad Military Force. Nomads have a long, upstanding tradition of Remote use in military and civilian settings. Corregidor has perfected Remote technology as applied to ship maintenance and EVA tasks. Bakunin engineers make liberal use of Remotes to crash-test new technologies and interfaces, and only bother to find military or commercial applications for the ones that survive the process. The vibrant hacker scene of Tunguska values Remotes as an untraceable method of deployment for support hardware.

Stempler Zonds are densely covered in sensors, tracking systems, and target acquisition mechanisms. Meteor Zonds have similar features, but their chassis is modified to admit rapid aerial descent and combat jump capabilities. A staple of the on-board security systems of all Nomad ships, Reaktion Zonds are high mobility armed platforms with top-of-the-line Total Reaction systems. Built around the same chassis and motive systems as Reaktion and Vertigo Zonds, the Stempler’s quadrupedal legs and unique wheel and claw foot system provide the remote a commanding view over any battlefield. Designed especially for use in both confined urban areas and ship interiors, it can also cling to and scale vertical skyscrapers and hull exteriors with ease. From these advantageous positions, its advanced sensors and sat-link can liaise with other units for coordinated long-range fire on concealed enemy positions and on targets attempting to sneak by. Often deployed by private security forces and Submondo groups as a reliable mobile sensor, it is in high demand on Caravanserai and Commercial Mission remote lots.

A variant of the same chassis and motive system used for the Reaktion, Stempler, and Vertigo Zond lines, the Transductor is ideally suited to scouting and laying a sensor field in front of an advancing force or to monitor a chokepoint. With Sniffer Pods programmable to identify a range of specific particles or signals, they excel at rooting out hidden enemies, illegal narcotics manufacturing facilities, or weapons and ordnance from even the most minute traces. While the Transductor has seen wide use on the battlefield, its use by corporate, security, and Submondo groups far outstrips any military application. Even Weltenbummler Cruises company has an ongoing — and controversial — pilot program deploying them as security monitors on their holiday cruise vessels.

Vertigo Zonds are armed with missile launchers equipped with guided warheads. That means their payload of micro-missiles can traverse the battlefield and vaporize the target even without a director parabolic line of fire, thanks to their direct link with a forward observer and with battle control satellites. The elusive Transductor Zonds are designed to provide support for Nomad Tactical Hackers. They are the lightest of all, doing away with weapons to maximize their velocity. Instead of engaging the enemy, these remotes zoom across the battlefield spreading electronic chaos and confusion.[1]


‘Zond’ was the old Russian name for Unidentified Flying Objects, an apt name for the lightning-fast remotes designed for the Nomad Military Force. Nomads have a long, upstanding tradition of Remote use in military and civilian settings. Corregidor has perfected Remote technology as applied to ship maintenance and EVA tasks. Bakunin engineers make liberal use of Remotes to crash-test new technologies and interfaces, and only bother to find military or commercial applications for the ones that survive the process. The vibrant hacker scene of Tunguska values Remotes as an untraceable method of deployment for support hardware.

  • Stempler Zonds are densely covered in sensors, tracking systems and target acquisition mechanisms.
  • Meteor Zonds have similar features, but their chassis is modified to admit rapid aerial descent and combat jump capabilities.
  • A staple of the on-board security systems of all Nomad ships, Reaktion Zonds are high-mobility armed platforms with top-of-the-line Total Reaction systems.
  • Vertigo Zonds are armed with missile launchers equipped with guided warheads. That means their payload of micro-missiles can traverse the battlefield and vaporize the target even without a direct or parabolic line of fire, thanks to their direct link with a forward observer and with battle control satellites.
  • The elusive Transductor Zonds are designed to provide support for Nomad Tactical Hackers. They are the lightest of all, doing away with weapons to maximize their velocity. Instead of engaging the enemy, these remotes zoom across the battlefield spreading electronic chaos and confusion.

Profile

N4

ISC: Zonds Support Troops Remote
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 13 11 10 13 0 3 1 3
Skills and Equipment: Remote Presence, Courage, Immunity (Shock)
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
Stempler Deactivator, Repeater, Triangulated Fire, Forward Observer, Sensor, Climbing Plus Combi Rifle, Flash Pulse Para CC Weapon(-3) 16 0
Stempler Reinf. 1 Deactivator, Repeater, Forward Observer, Climbing Plus Combi Rifle Para CC Weapon(-3) 13 0
Stempler Reinf. 2 Deactivator, Repeater, Triangulated Fire, Forward Observer, Sensor, Climbing Plus Combi Rifle, Flash Pulse Para CC Weapon(-3) 16 0
Stempler Reinf. 3 Deactivator, Repeater, Forward Observer, Climbing Plus, BS Attack (+1B) Combi Rifle, Flash Pulse, Shock Mines Para CC Weapon(-3) 19 0
Reaktion 360° Visor, Climbing Plus, Total Reaction HMG Para CC Weapon(-3) 25 1
Vertigo BS12, BS Attack (Guided) Missile Launcher Para CC Weapon(-3) 16 1.5
Transductor MOV 6-6, BS 8, PH 11, Mimetism (-3), Repeater Flash Pulse Para CC Weapon(-3) 7 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Zond Remote
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up:
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 8 11 10 13 0 3 1 3
Skills and Equipment: G: Remote Presence
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Stempler Climbing Plus, Deactivator, Forward Observer, Repeater, Sat-Lock, Sensor Combi Rifle, Sniffer Electric Pulse 17 0
Reaktion 360° Visor, Climbing Plus, Total Reaction HMG Electric Pulse 26 1
Vertigo BS12 Smart Missile Launcher Electric Pulse 18 1.5
Transductor MOV 6-6, CH: Mimetism, Repeater Flash Pulse, Sniffer Electric Pulse 8 0

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