Amethyst Lance of the Stars

Marius' powered combat armor


A 20-foot tall armored monstrosity, nearly as wide as it is tall, constructed of adamant and black jade (Water-aspected), with starmetal incorporated into the wings. It’s piloted from a small, spherical cockpit inside the chest, where the pilot straps into a chair suspended in the middle of the space. Instead of the First and Second Age magitech controls, Apollo employed sensitive psionic sensors to allow the pilot to animate the armor by force of will, with a set of manual controls as backup.

Although the muted feedback within the armor often results in a somewhat clumsy armored titan, the Lance’s “little god” offsets most of the mobility penalties. The armor is nominally self-aware, possessing an animating intelligence or “least god” as the Jadeborn may call the process, a sort of spiritual awakening via First Age magitech. The AI’s elaborate name in an ancient tongue translates roughly into Celestial Battlesworn Servitor.

Wings extend and retract as needed from the shoulders, functioning as essence (or ether) collectors. Turbines in the back and feet of the armor propel it at high speed. Apollo expects impressive ground speed, and a subsonic flight profile in atmosphere, with better speed and maneuverability in Etherspace.


Knowing the preferences and fighting styles of his eccentric aunt and uncle, Apollo had the Jadeborn construct them elaborate and enormous suits of armor for the expected final battles with the forces from the Red Star. Marius’ armor is not as tall, and not nearly as quick on its feet, a juggernaut to Morgaine’s agile knight’s armor. The relatively short, squat black armor packs a stronger punch, can shrug off tremendous punishment, and is armed with peerless cannons firing single or twin violet bolts of pure Essence, costly to use but immensely powerful as ranged weapons.

The armor also carries a simple spear of magically toughened black jade tipped with adamant, and while it’s not as graceful, it hits hard.

Amethyst Lance of the Stars

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