Horizon Noizquito

Mosquito Drone

Description:

HORIZON “NOIZQUITO”
(PILOT AIRCRAFT)

Standard Upgrades: Flying, speakers, strobes

Game Information: When activated, the strobes impose
a –2 penalty to all actions by those who are currently
looking in the direction of the drone. This penalty
is reduced to –1 if the target has flare compensation.
The speakers impose a –2 penalty to all actions by those
within earshot of the drone, which is lessened to –1 for
those with a sound damper system. If there are multiple
drones acting as a group, the penalties are cumulative
for each drone (meaning that if three drones are working
as one, the target can take as much as a –12 penalty to
all actions).
Note: “Earshot” has the potential to be quite far, but
the physics calculations for determining actual earshot
are too complicated for a roleplaying game. As always,
the gamemaster has the final say in determining who (or
what) is affected.

HORIZON “NOIZQUITO” (MICRO DRONE)
HANDL 4
SPEED 3R
ACCEL 2
BODY 1
ARM 0
PILOT 3
SENS 3
AVAIL 10R
COST 2,000¥

Bio:

401k Mods

These are probably 401k’s most commonly used drones, so he decided to get to work outfitting his swarm. He owns between 20-30 of these at any one time, all identically outfitted except for 5 that have a str 2 drone arm installed for one MP instead of gecko grips. He usually runs the clearsight, maneuvering, stealth, evasion, and melee ’softs when heading into a hostile situation.

HORIZON “NOIZQUITO”

(MICRO DRONE)
(PILOT AIRCRAFT)

HANDL 5
SPEED 4R
ACCEL 3
BODY 1
ARM 1
PILOT 5
SENS 4
AVAIL 10R
COST 2,000¥

Installed Upgrades

  • Autosofts: Clearsight, Maneuvering, Electronic Warfare, Stealth, Evasion, Group, all at rating 5
  • Skillsofts: Navigation 5, Melee 5, Chemistry 5, Medicine 5
  • Micro Weapon mount in concealed pop-off panel (single shot Injection w/Narcoject, resolve as called shot to unarmored area melee touch attack) – 0MP
  • Spotlight – 0MP (R5 p126)
  • Realistic Features 4 – 0MP (R5 p125)
  • Gecko Grips – 1MP (R5 p126)
  • Sensor Array is as follows

Camera —
Cyberware scanner 15 meters
Laser microphone 100 meters
MAD scanner 5 meters
Motion sensor 25 meters
Omni-directional microphone —
Radio signal scanner 20 meters
Ultrasound 50 meters


Actual Text: Rigger 5.0 p128

The Aztlan-Amazonian War was ostensibly about two
nations fighting over resources, but it was also a proxy
war between Aztechnology and Horizon, who were
fighting for the hearts and minds of the world. In this
fight, Horizon attempted to act primarily through cat’s paws
and cut-outs, avoiding a direct confrontation that
could lead to bad press. Thus, rather than providing
weapons and materiel to the Amazonians, Horizon
developed a drone that could do what Horizon does
best—harass and annoy.

The NoizQuito was developed as a flying micro
drone with a few special tricks. Visually similar to a
mosquito, the body of the drone can only house a small
number of features. The most prevalent and obvious of
these features is the speaker system. The drone can
blast sounds as loud as 160 decibels (which is the volume
of high-end race cars), which are used to produce
distractions and possibly even minor ear damage in
those unfortunate enough to be near the drone when
it activates. Additionally, the drone’s wings and body
are covered in small LEDs that are powerful enough to
produce blinding levels of light in a bewildering array
of strobe patterns.

Horizon Noizquito

Among The Dragon Lines lazepoo