Friday, October 21, 2016


Yeti (Pod)
Originally designed by a Titanian microcorp as a cold-weather option for Hominid uplifts, the Yeti has spread throughout the Outer System as a low-temp labor pod which is also suited to Uplifts. Made from a combination of various hominid species (including some extinct lines), the Yeti is a tall, large morph covered in thick fur and an insulating layer of fat, with very long arms. Designed to operate in cold temperatures, it is shielded from glare and able to navigate easily, and enter hibernation to conserve resources. It also has a reinforced skeleton which makes it ideal for heavy lifting jobs. Sadly, the mixture of genes that went into the pod means that almost always do they have unpleasant or unnatural facial features, which tends to impact their ability to socialize properly.
Implants: Access Jacks, Anti-Glare, Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Direction Sense, Fat Storage, Enhanced Respiration, Enhanced Hearing, Enhanced Vision, Hardened Skeleton, Hibernate, Mnemonic Augmentation, Prehensile Feet, Puppet-Sock, Temperature Tolerance (Improved Cold)
Movement Rate: 4/20 (Walker)
Aptitude Maximum: 30 (40 SOM)
Durability: 40 (w/ Hardened Skeleton)
Wound Threshold: 8
Advantages: +10 SOM (w/ Hardened Skeleton), +5 to one aptitude of your choice
Notes: Large Size, Non-Human Biochemistry, Social Stigma (Pod), Unattractive (1) trait
CP Cost: 30
Credit Cost: Expensive (30,000+)

(This was an attempt to build a cold-weather pod suitable for Hominids, who might not be comfortable in something like a Hulder. It ended up being an interesting design for it's raw strength and tough build, but it has a couple of negative impacting traits. Unlike some of the other designs I've done based on mythical archetypes, this isn't a Fortean creation. I personally think the Yeti name is kind of a marketing ploy to get it more coverage on the Mesh, and because coming up with another name for a cold-weather super-ape would be hard. A variant with (Cryonic) to withstand all kinds of cold temperatures would probably be roughly the same CP cost, but probably more expensive)

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