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Philippine Representation 1
General Model Number:
Country of Sovereign:
Office of the President: Office of IS Representation
Current Assigned Pilot:
Maria Antonia Estevez
First Generation Variable Combined Arms Prototype and Air Superiority IS Technology Demonstrator
Proposed Third Generation Combined Arms + Air Superiority IS Technology Demonstrator
Combat Profile :
Melee / Short/Mid-Range / Disabler
Full Combat Sphere / Disabler
Named after a Mythical Bird of Philippine Lore, the 214-1-A1 Adarna is one of the last fully operational “Straight 1” IS units in the world - First Generation IS units who never underwent a major frame change or modification- unlike most that went through major modifications, frame changes or upgrades to either second or third generation. It is one of the last of the First Generation Units, sporting technologies and systems that some would consider of the Second or even the Third Generation. It is also one of the few recognized “Technology Demonstrator” IS, Units with capability to outfit multiple IS “Equalizer” modules and equipment without any major modification - giving rise to the rumors of the 20-equalizer-armed-IS and many other tales of fitting horror- infact; Tech Demonstrator IS are given first priority when new experimental weapons are released- just to prevent undue injuries.
Given the role the Adarna plays in IS development, it has powerful shielding, compared to even the most heaviest of Third Generation Defense-Profiled units. Asides from being able to equip almost the entire IS Arsenal, it is also bestowed with a Prototype Variable Frame Conversion Module, a piece of equipment that basically turns the usual powered armor form of the IS into a “Flight Form” that is able to somehow surpass even the latest Third Generation Air Superiority IS units- without the need for the extremely complex inertial dampeners most IS have- though the pilot cannot land on her two feet while in this mode.
But alas, even a Legend has it’s time of waning- as the unit now began to feel the pressure of the latest Third Generation Units, it was now the time to upgrade the old bird.
The 1-A1 has a colourful history since it’s creation. Originally from Japan, Core 214, along with others, were given to the Testing Branch of a known IS Development Firm, which was located in the Philippines for cost and safety concerns. As IS development went on, a basic frame was built for the core and along with other “Tech Demonstrator” Cores, began testing various equipments and such. During the course of Frame Development, where Core 214 was assigned to, the idea of Variable Transformation was then a hot idea- apparently born out of a nostalgia marathon of some sort. Since they had no other core to fit this idea on asides from 214, they decided to outfit the core with the frame most people see today- since most of the Frame Development Team were of Philippine Nationality. The Variable Transformation was a huge success, but at a rather huge cost to the Team. It was decided that this idea would be in the long run, a costly endeavour to undertake and that IS pilots would not even use it- resulting in its scrapping.
The IS unit itself was spared from destruction as it was given to the Philippine Government- but with the hidden agreement that it unit would be available for Tech Demonstrations. And with that, the Philippine Government christened it “Adarna”, after the mythical 7-coloured bird whose songs put people to sleep and whose feces petrify them. The new Presidential Office of IS Representation was established- one of the first such offices in the world- and various local-based tech conglomerates got access to the unit, becoming it’s providers and such.
Soon after, a Nationwide search for its first National IS Representative came, with Estella Sanchez being the lucky one among millions of teenage girls- and just in time, as STRATOMAG, a Manila-based IS/Men’s Lifestyle Magazine and a few brave sponsors launched [Mondo Grosso], the global IS vs IS tournament. Unfortunately, Estella’s course in the tournament was cut down by none other than Chifuyu Orimura, the one who would become the First MG Champion- in one of the most epic battles in the history of MG, an 8-rounder extravaganza that lasted 3 hours- the battle that put the “Mondo” in [Mondo Grosso]. The Adarna, under other pilots continued its MG Appearances, though now falling short of the line Estella drew. As a Response to this, the IS unit was shipped to the IS Academy along with it’s current Representative Pilot, Maria Antonia Estevez. It is currently undergoing Frame Change and Upgrades.
Unfortunately, this was the schoolyear that Ichika Orimura, the kid brother of the Legendary Chifuyu, and the only XY-spec (Male) IS Pilot in the world.
1-A1 Equipment Notes
The 1-A1 Adarna, being a Tech Demonstrator, has equipped “Named” versions of standard IS Equipment- most of them being experimental during the time it was equipped.
“Hawkeye” Hyper-Sensor Suite: A base Hyper-Sensor model for all Second Generation and Early Third Generation models. Its later incarnations and variants has found more use in sniper and air superiority-type IS though, due to it’s locking and target prediction capability.
“Rainbow Fortress” Protection System: Considered one of the toughest First Generation IS Defense Systems, it combines a tough field and the IS’ speed to maximise defense. It does have a tendency to be weak against Barrier Void attacks- esp. coming from other First Gen and much more from the later generations of units. Though on a one-on-one basis without Voiding, though, no other system comes close. The indication that it is running is the constant rainbow color shift of the wings and tail.
“Valkyrie” Variable Transforming Frame: The centerpiece of the IS unit. It allows the shift from the “suit” IS units usually are, to the air superiority “flight form”- locking the arms, shrouding the legs in a “tail” and deploying a helmet over the pilot’s head. Certain weapons / equalizers are unusable in this mode. This feature was never implemented in other units due to cost and preference.
“Rainbow Wing” Twin Hybrid Swords: Found stored at the leading edge of the wings, these swords were the first that could combine two types of damage- barrier void and kinetic- as the barrier energy is used to coat the swords when executing. It’s name comes as a result of it’s most famed technique, shifting to flight form and using the wing-mounted swords to hit enemies in a supersonic slice.
“Cursed Songs” Sonic Emission Systems: A set of sonic emitters that enable the unit to project ranged attacks and disabling effects to the enemy- but due to the dispersion of sound waves in air, it only has a middle range of effectiveness. One of these “songs” is the the infamous “Lullaby”, whose hypnotizing tone can put any weak willed or unprotected soul into slumber- though it is a Barrier Cancel Attack.
“Petrifier” Variable Velocity Projectile Cannon: The only pure ranged weapon that is available as standard, this cannon can load up any kinds of ammo that can fit it’s 40mm barrel- from bullets to its standard ammo of special goo shells- that harden upon contact w/ the target/s. The shells can be launched at various velocities ranging from slow to very high- sometimes reaching ranges that can match with sniper-type IS.
The Proposed 214-3-A1 Adarna is the culmination of years of IS research both locally and abroad, as well as the contributions of various personalities in and around the IS scene. As part of the “Demonstrator Revitalization Program”, the A-A1 wound undergo the shift towards the Third Generation, giving it a totally new frame, as well as “universal systems” that other Tech Demonstrators have, allowing them the wide range of armaments that they have the privilege of using. As of this moment, it is uncertain what this unit would have, of if the well-loved Variable Transformation System would be retained. Insider information tells of a new design that is new in the field of IS design, with less leg bulkiness and overall improvements, making the unit more like a powered suit than a powered armor. But as with all inside information it is not accurate as of the moment.
Only time would tell how this will add up.
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