(A-D) (E-J) (K-O)
of High Guard
Used by drones and fighters to spot opponents, active sensors
operate by sending out a signal in the EM spectrum to bounce
off the enemy ship. Despite their great power, active sensors
also give away the position of the sensing ship, limiting
their use in combat situations. A common High Guard combat
tactic involves relying on passive sensors (see passive
sensors) sending out automated drones to take active readings
and relay them back to the mother ship.
A weapon that shoots a stream of anti-protons at near light
speeds (99 PSL). Anti-protons that hit mass (the enemy ship)
destroy it. An AP Gun is not effective beyond about 4 light
AP POWER CONVERTER:
Converts the AP (see Technology, Anti-Protons) and mass
reaction into electrical power for an item (such as the
Gravity Field Generator or MPD Thruster) to use. AP power
converters come in all different sizes for use by ships,
fighters, drones, or missiles. Also known as an AP Reactor.
The space-based branch of the Commonwealth High Guard. Starship-based
High Guard personnel are referred to as Argos (or "aggros"
by their Lancer counterparts).
INTELLIGENCE ENTITY (AIE):
The sentient quantum computer systems at the heart of each
High Guard starship. AIEs use continuous logic neural network
systems with self-enforcing Feynman Influence Processors.
During multiple platform operations, AIEs "negotiate" combat
responsibilities based on established doctrine, rules of
engagement and their commanders' intent.
A small self-guided device. It is the size and shape of
a Human throwing disc. When tossed, the bander unwinds into
a series of coils, then wraps around its target, immobilizing
A bracer is worn on the arm and can also be expanded into
a physical shield for defensive purposes. In shield mode,
a bracer's surface is optically reflective to reflect laser
beams and is strong enough to deflect bullets and other
kinetic projectile attacks. In addition to their combat
capacity, bracers incorporate a number of sophisticated
electronic devices, including portable computers, communicators
A description of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers
and Intelligence network that enables the flow of information
between and among starships. The AIE forms the "virtual
hub" of this network on a specific ship, but high levels
of systems integration render the description nearly meaningless,
except under special circumstances.
Used by a ship's sensors to counter the effects of enemy
countermeasures (see countermeasures).
Steps taken by ships in order to avoid being spotted, including
sensor jamming, chaff and other distractions.
Low power lasers that carry secure information between all
the ships, drones and missiles of a fleet.
The main defensive weapon against incoming offensive missiles
in ship to ship combat. Defensive missiles can also be used
as enemy fighters, which are smaller missiles (about 1/3
of a kilogram). They move slower than offensive missiles
(60 to 70 PSL), but with twice the acceleration. They have
a range of only 5 to 10 light seconds.
small, unpiloted vehicle typically used as sensor and jamming