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Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Series

The Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Series is a line of anti-power armor melee weapons and hull-cutting tools intended for usage with the Ke-M2 "Mindy" Series of Power Armor. The series has many weapon variants, which are specially produced for a variety of close-quarters applications. Developed by Ketsurui Fleet Yards in YE 39, construction of the series was inspired principally by the Ke-M2-W2901 Aether Beam Saber-Rifle. All of the variants mechanically function in a similar manner to the aforementioned weapon's sword function. The entire series is slated to enter mass production for the Star Army of Yamatai in YE 40 after the completion of a trial run.

Nomenclature Information

  • Manufacturer: Ketsurui Zaibatsu
  • Name: Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Series
  • Nomenclature: Ke-M2-W3901
  • Type: Aether
  • Role: Anti-Armor Melee Weapon and Hull Cutting Tool
  • Length: Variant Dependent
  • Mass: Variant Dependent

Discharge Information

  • Energy Discharge Appearance: When activated, aetheric energy forms a “coat” around the blade, giving it a visible shimmer. The coat of energy is transparent, allowing the zesuaium blade to be quite visible when the weapon is fully activated.
  • Duration of Operation: Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade series weapons can be constantly sustained as long as they are attached to a Ke-M2 "Mindy" Series of Power Armor. Once the blade becomes detached from the armor, the blade can independently maintain energy activation for an hour.

Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Series Variants

Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Series Damage Quickchart
Variant Damage
Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Katana Heavy Anti-Armor (Tier 6)
Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Wakizashi Heavy Anti-Armor (Tier 6)
Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Nodachi Heavy Anti-Armor (Tier 6)
Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Guntō Heavy Anti-Armor (Tier 6)
Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Xiphos Heavy Anti-Armor (Tier 6)
Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Chakram Heavy Anti-Armor (Tier 6)

Blade Mechanisms

  • Mechanism: Every variant of the Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Series utilizes a zesuaium blade, which has monomolecular edges. When activated, the zesuaium becomes “coated” in an infinitely dense layer of aetheric energy, which radiates out from the blade itself.
  • Loading: As long as the weapon is connected to an active and functional Ke-M2 "Mindy" Series of Power Armor, the weapon will not require the user to carry out any loading or charging procedures. In the event that a weapon is disconnected from the armor, each variant has an independent battery, which can maintain the layer of aetheric energy around the blade for one hour.
  • Modes/Mode Selector: When inactivated, most variants of the Ke-M2-W3901 Aether Blade Series can be collapsed to a smaller size, allowing for ease of storage within the Ke-M2 "Mindy" Series of Power Armor and safe handling for unarmored personnel. This is accomplished by a a series interlocking joints, which allows for a complete retraction of the monomolecular zesuaium blade. The blade can be unsheathed from its smaller storage size manually. However, the aetheric “coat” can only be activated via an AIES.

OOC Notes

Immortal Cyan created this article on 2017/10/06 14:48.

Approved by Ametheliana via checklist on October 8, 2017.

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