Everyone knows that synthmorphs are tougher and better equipped for serious combat than biomorphs. However, many people in the inner system are not comfortable with using hulking synthmorphs as bodyguards or security personnel. Instead, some choose this subtle and extremely deadly alternative. This morph’s enhanced senses allow it to more easily detect any threats to the person the user is guarding, and the built-in weaponry and moderate armor make it highly resistant to damage. The synthetic mask disguises it quite effectively as an olympian or fury morph.
Enhancements: Access Jacks, Basic Mesh Inserts, Chemical Sniffer, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Cyberclaws, Enhanced Vision, Hand Laser, Lidar, Mnemonic Augmentation, Neurachem (Level 1), Puppet Sock, Synthetic Mask, T-Ray Emitter
Mobility System: Walker (4/20)
Aptitude Maximum: 30
Speed Modifier: +1 (Neurachem)
Wound Threshold: 8
Advantages: +10 SOM, +5 COO, +5 to one other aptitude of the player’s choice, Armor 12/12
CP Cost: 60
Credit Cost: Expensive (minimum 60,000+)
This morph is used by both top-of-the-line security personnel and wealthy and powerful people who worry about kidnapping and similar threats and wish to be able to personally respond to any problems.
Enhancements: Add Nanophages, Weapon Mount (Microwave Agonizer, Concealed)
Wound Threshold: 10
Advantages: Add +5 REF
CP Cost: 75
Credit Cost: Expensive (minimum 80,000+)
|Eludere: Last op I was on, we had to arrange a private conversation with a triad boss. His three sylph companions turned out to be guards who put up a lot more of a ﬁght than we expected. Our quiet snatch job turned into a shredded club and loads of collateral damage. Had to resleeve two of my team. Lesson learned: scan those bodyguards thoroughly next time.
Pivo: The trick to spotting a shell with a synthetic mask is to really take a look at the thermal signature. On a close analysis, you’ll ﬁnd hot and cold spots that deviate from standard biomorph sigs. They did a pretty great job getting it right on these guard morphs, though it depends on the manufacturer and model.