Personal Ambulatory Apparatus

David Sat, 02/09/2013 - 20:18
Game Effect: 

Flight, Electrical trapping.

Flavor Writeup: 

Prepared by MI–7 Office of Special Research (i.e., the Clankertons).

Having read the drivel assessment of one Dr. Littlefield, we have taken upon ourselves to verify the workings of the devices of Master Smythe in the hopes of mass-producing them for Ministry efforts. At this time, we can only verify the workings of the youngling’s devices as their application of science is at this time beyond we can reproduce. Dr. Littlefield’s overall assessment that these devices should not work is, while not accurate, an adequate description—we do not have the means at this time to accurately produce them for general field deployment. One-offs may be deployed, however, by some of our more eccentric engineers.

During Master Smythe’s tenure with the Ministry, we have verified the devices previously examined. In addition to the notes of Dr. Littlefield, we can vouch that the ‘‘fireball’’ attunement to the Phlogiston Excitement Rod and the damage capability of his Defense Apparatus are functioning. In addition, we have observed that the miniaturization his automata is far more advanced than previously thought—at one time, we saw the device become a hulking version of the spider, and another with a weapon mount (though no ammunition). They boy even fancies that he might be able to use some lessons he observed from the unusual constructs from his team’s previous case to create an truly sentient construct, but that remains to be seen.

We have also seen two additional devices of Master Smythe’s that we with to comment upon:

Personal Ambulatory Apparatus

On another portion of Master Smythe’s belt is what appear to be smaller coils in the manner of Tesla attached to a quicksilver wire (alloyed to be stable are room temperatures) throughout the belt. Smythe claims that via these batteries and wire, when properly charged, can generate infinite modes of electromagnetic amplitude that can then be discharged in a manner that negates the motive force of gravity (via another mechanism Smythe was less clear about); indeed, he may arbitrarily seem to violate Newton’s second law and the Second Law of thermodynamics, allowing him essentially to fly. While his theory seems sound at lower energy states, we must note that this behavior is not properly seen at high energy ones. We have referred this mater to Sir Rayleigh for further investigation. 

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