Wearable Nemean Silk

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  1. Cheffy

    Cheffy La Creatura Bronze Donator

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    Name: Nemean Silk, Goldsilk, Duraweave, Rich Bastard Kevlar

    Description:

    Nemean Silk is a vibrant, shiny gold fabric that's incredibly lightweight and soft. It's often used by high-class individuals for attire of the same color, or in long jackets to prevent kinetic assassination. Dyed variants exist, though all remain shiny and vibrant.

    Abilities:
    • Insanely durable when it comes to slashing and piercing, and can even prevent many kinetic firearms from penetrating. Equivalent to a thin sheet of Impervium, or a moderate layer of Durasteel.
    • Incredibly comfortable and breathable.
    • Lightweight!

    Conditional Abilities:
    • Flexible!

    Limitations:

    • While it stops penetration or laceration easily, it can't stop the actual impact. Bruises still easily form from gunshots, bones can be broken through the cloth with severe enough impacts. This makes blunt weaponry as effective, or more effective, than normal.
    • Compared to its defense against kinetics, the cloth is terrible against energy and fire- causing rapid disintegration in a large area around the impact sight as it burns away. A single spark is not enough to cause this, but an open flame, laser, or plasma projectile is.


    Conditional Limitations:

    • Vibroblades have a considerably easier time cutting through the cloth, able to slice through if held against it for one turn (four seconds). While plasma blades cut right through it.

    How does it work:

    Nemean Silk is created as a product by generically engineered mega-spiders. The silk, after gathered, is woven into fabrics for use in clothing and armor. Given the relatively low rate of production and the difficulty of weaving the material, this process is both expensive and requires sufficient infrastructure. Despite its high tensile strength and resistance to cuts or piercing, the bonds in the silk are highly vulnerable to changes in temperature, so much so that an open flame and energy weapons fire can disintegrate the material on contact.

    Flavor text:

    Seeing the lack of luxury defensive options provided by other manufacturers in the Fringe, in 3290 Lotus chose to be the first to capitalize on the untouched market. Commissioning a group of independent geneticists to create an organism of which would produce their newest product.

    Now, in the third quarter of the same year the project has completed and is a grand success. Luxurious and durable, Nemean Silk is the newest choice in high-class protection against kinetic weaponry. It's high price tag may disuade many, but those who can afford it will be thankful for the new addition to maintaining their long-term health.


    Attainability:
    [Semi-closed] Nemean Silk is specially made by the company Lotus, and as such can only be purchased by them.

    Tags:
    [Civilian]

    Category:
    Wearable
     
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  2. Yz2

    Yz2 Galactic Enforcer Staff Member Community Monitor Gold Donator

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    Apologies for getting to this before the older app you have pending, this one is a little more clear cut though.

    I'm going to be giving this a fail, as it's simply too capable a material. It's an incredibly strong, incredibly lightweight substance that's as strong as stellar metals such as medium durasteel. What happens when this thin sheet is allowed to exist with its current specifications, and is just folded several times with its kinetic resistance? Wouldn't that just keep doubling its already wacky strength?

    Being weak to energy weapons is barely a downside when you consider the fact that this is a substitue for clothing (used by high-class individuals for attire of the same color, or in long jackets to prevent kinetic assassination), and a coat or t-shirt can be blasted through by lasers anyway. The time frame for Vibroblades is also quite long, considering the complete lack of thickness it exhibits.

    All in all, it'll need to be reworked significantly to not just be a super-material that's super-light, super-strong, and super-rare.

    Awaiting seconding.
     
  3. Cheffy

    Cheffy La Creatura Bronze Donator

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    Understood! I understand the concerns and accept this.
     
  4. Pinkbat5

    Pinkbat5 pocl v3.6.7 Staff Member Administrator Diamond Donator

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    seconded