Light Shields use different technology than typical energy shields. It creates
a field of invisible ionized static. It hangs loosely around the wearer. When
an energy blast or high velocity projectile starts to pass through the field,
it constricts and forms a crystal clear energy shield that can deflect the
attacks. The effect is such that it looks like a glass bubble or the like
suddenly appears around the wearer deflecting the attack. Because the field
protects against firearms and has a much longer duration Light Shields are
preferable to standard energy shields. They are however much more expensive
and still do not deflect low velocity objects such as needle guns, thrown
knives, or melee attacks. Also these don't work off actual pwoerpacks. They
have rechargeable energy cells, and adapters come free with the pruchase of
the units so they can be recharged at home.
The LS-30 was another military release of the Light Shield series. The shield
included a full -25 unit as well as a fairly lgiht weight backpack
powersource. All the units from the -25 then ahd their pwoer supplies
tripepd and made to be solely energy distributors across the wearer's body.
This is meant to be worn by one member of a squad and when needed the wearer
turns the shield on and the entire squad can take cover form within it.
Because light shields protect from the outside, the squad can fire form
inside the shield while enjoying it's protection.
Model: Lumnar Industries LS-30 Light Shield
Type: Squad Shield Generator
Cost: Not Available For Sale
Availability: 3, R
Effect: Adds +8D to character's Strength to resist damage from energy
weapons and firearms. The shield has enough energy for 6 minutes(60 rounds)
of continuous use.
Game Notes: The Energy shield may be extend out around the user in meter icnrememnts. For every
emter he extends the area of his shield, 1D is subtracted form the shield's strength. It has a starting
diamater of one meter already. Everyone udner the shiled gains the shield's bonus to resist.
It takes a Difficult lifting roll every round to carry the backpack power source. Because of the encumebrance
the wearer is at -1D Dexterity.
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