Drake has been using the same armor Krauser crafted for him for many, many years. The black liquid metal flowing over his body has been the signature of Drake getting serious in battle, but as battles have gotten more intense, he has found the protection it provides being outclassed severely. This new armor uses the original armor two biotech glands installed into the back of the Drake’s neck, just under the back of the skull, and also two new biotech glands installed in the lumbar region of Drake’s spine. Instead of liquid Ciedium or quicksilver, this uses a newer nanite technology to cover Drake in a similar, but more protective armor. The benefits of the nanites over the liquid cie, is a quickened ability to cover Drake's entire body, the ability to reinforce vital areas with extra layers of armor, better able to interface with AID, and that the nanites can take the shape of anything clothing Drake wishes, still providing protection. The downside is that Drake, and any potential owner of this armor, cannot control the nanites without the assistance of NIC.
The hilt of his sword was all that was left except for shards of metal and ruby. Drake took the hilt and made the best of a bad situation. It is still tightly wrapped in dragon leather. Drake had the excess metal of the blade removed from the Dragonhead handguard and had his Chaos Jewel set into the mouth. This acts as a conduit for Drake's chaos powers, but he is relying less and less on it. The wand, like the sword, constantly makes a barrier around the user like a second skin, protecting the caster from extreme heat and cold environments.
Having developed Jacob's eye implant, he was pushed on his abilities to package technology in a small area. He took this, his prior research in shielding, and his recent encounter to develop a very interesting Drone measuring 2.5 inches in diameter. The Drone splits apart and an energy field is generated between the pieces. Producing a large energy shield capable of protecting from physical and energy attacks. Twice per battle, this Drone can overload its circuits and completely shield the Drone from an attack, but the shield is lost for two rounds as it reboots. This has no use for anyone else due to the drone's inability to move but in coordination with Drake's AID, the benefit is substantial.
Mechanoid Armor Interface, or MAI, is a special order mechanoid that Drake had Krauser build for him. It is far smaller than the Class C Droids that Odessa stocks in her shop and it is designed to be connected inside Drake's body to his armor and the AID. Its main purpose is to control the nanites and AID, due to their recent upgrades. This droid has no moving parts and is just the brains of the droid. This model has advanced intelligence and a personality chip to make it more bearable since it will be able to communicate directly to Drake. It uses Drake's senses, gathering data to help Drake in his adventures, due to its connection to Drake nervous system.
Short for Armor Integration Device, this was concocted and created by Drake. It is a small disc roughly three inches in diameter. It is made of blackened Ciedium with the outer edge having a thin rim that protrudes roughly half an inch outwards while the center is flat, made of the same material as his armor. Similar to his armor, this item had to be implanted in his body. Drake chose the center of his chest and similar to the armor he had implanted, this device is connected through his somatic nervous system and to the glands that control his armor. Like his armor this device is controlled with his mind. This allows him to absorb items into his chest and pass along the special and aesthetic properties of his armor. Drake was able to successfully use the Void Storage Cube that he bought from Krauser to increase the storage of his gadget to 10 items. Due to how complicated this connection is, Drake has to rely on MAI to control the processes.
This impossibly tiny metallic Void Storage Cube is capable of storing ten additional pieces of equipment for a character. It's exactly one-cubic-inch in size. The owner simply presses the surface of the cube in two key locations, tosses it on the ground, and it will expand into a large chest that opens into a pocket dimension. This is the same type of technology that allows the Arena of the Elites in Elyndaar City to shrink to such an impossibly small size.
This defensive move was developed mainly for and is strongest against those who are proficient with only physical or energy attacks. Once per battle, Drake can seemingly "block" a single attack, whether physical or energy in nature. This "block" will seem, even on Solaris, impossible, but this "block" is Drake using the balance within to redirect the attack. If Drake blocks a physical attack, the strength of the attack is added to Drake's next energy attack. If Drake blocks an energy attack, the strength of the attack is added to Drake's next physical attack. Most importantly, this ability allows Drake to pull off a seemingly impossible block against any attack. It also allows him to enhance his physical attack power with his enemies own power.
Drake’s command of Chaos Energy rivals any being on Solaris. He has developed his abilities, specifically his ability to control this energy, very quickly due to his devoted practice as a Magnus. Drake’s ability has progressed so far that he has become a conduit for Chaos energy. Chaos energy will gather in large amounts near Drake, ready for his use. This energy is unseen, but the pressure around Drake is very noticeable to all who are even remotely close to his strength. Non-chaos magic wielding opponents will find themselves adversely affected by it in the form of many different ailments, but being lightheaded, difficulty breathing or becoming nauseous are the most common. Allies that share their attunement with Chaos Energy will find that their casting is also increased due to the abundance of energy available. Drake can concentrate at any time to dissipate this effect. This ability reduces non-chaos magic user's dodge rating by 50% throughout battle. It increases magical attack power of himself, and other allies by 50%.
When Drake releases control (Chaos Supremacy), Chaos energy seeps into every common and uncommon magic attack he makes regardless of type. This reduces the effectiveness of immunities and resistances to these certain magic types made by Drake by 50%. These attacks do not gain a damage increase from Chaos Supremacy.
After being shoved 10,000 years into the future Drake felt out of place and unable to grasp control of the situation and so took time to find his purpose. He stayed in what was Osperia with Zidala. By the time he returned the Neolarian’s ship was overhead and chaos was beginning. When the Neolarians attacked, he was unable to do anything more than sit and watch. He was hoping that he wasn’t going to die without a fight. Well, after being transferred back in time, he once again felt out of place. He was no longer the warrior that could help others, but one that had to sit on the sidelines and be saved. Angry at himself, he trained feverishly perfecting his use of Chaos and learning ways to be stronger. He did this all alone, secluded from the world; Drake had returned to form and hadn’t been seen since the Neolarians.
Drake is coming out of seclusion for his reasons. He is a capable warrior that wants to be respected for his abilities and wishes to use them for the protection of Solaris. Only time will tell if he will find his place within the ranks of the warriors or disappear into the forest again.
Hello, my name is Drake Raven. I have decided to start a written log about myself, because I may be of interest to those historians that get bored of reading about the great battles or legendary figures and wish to focus on other aspects of history.
I will tell you there will be a few facts of this log that seem a little far-fetched, unbelievable, or maybe insane, but I promise that everything written within this log is the truth. To help you understand why I wrote this disclaimer, the first fact you must accept is that I was born thirty-some thousand years in the future from the date of this writing.
As another disclaimer, before I start, I will not reveal the method of time travel. That information is very sensitive and I assume will only be known by a select few after we time travelers are no longer alive. Plus, even as a scientist for Elyndrel, I do not fully understand everything that went into pulling us back into this period. So, to the story.
I was born to Estalas and Zeddic Raven, originally of Solaris City somewhere around the year 7000. The years are a bit fuzzy anymore, as you will see, so we will just not worry about that little fact. Estalas and Zeddic were very magically talented individuals but lacked the skill and the quick wit required to be Knights. They devoted their skills to teach in the Solaris Academy. They taught young candidates of Solaris City anything from the basics of energy manipulation to advanced techniques with either favored energies.
My parents were on a special assignment on the fringe of the Kazarial Region with a small group the day I was born. They had been examining some of the damage in the region and documenting it for Solaris City Scientist to predict the amount of time would be needed or intervention required, to heal the region. It was an uneventful period and was the start of a wonderful family. Unfortunately for this picturesque little family, Solaris was a wild and dangerous place, even if the war was all but over with.
While traveling back to Solaris City after nearly two years exploring and documenting for the Solaris City scientist, we were nearing home. The only thing that was in our way was a short jaunt through the forest. Unfortunately, conflict on the scale of the Great War has many unattended consequences, one of those being a pack of Solarian Wolves. Normally docile and not aggressive towards people, these wolves had been living off of stragglers of the war, seen as easy prey, and our group of scientists and scholars were far easier than normal.
I was hidden in the nearby brush by my mother when she knew there were no means of escape and the only chance was to fight. Ultimately, everyone was killed. What remained of the wolves turned towards the last and easiest target. I never got Rerek to tell me how he came to find this area or what made him save a Solarian, but a great Red Dragon named Rerek found me and killed most of what remained of the wolves. He was all hellfire and brimstone as he banked around the clearing, turning the wolves into ash. He soon landed when he knew the threat was gone and collected me and what few supplies that he thought would benefit me. His flight took me off to the Dragon’s Den, though I remember in the deepest parts of my memory, that view of Solaris City floating in the sky, growing smaller. I would live for the next 18 years with Rerek, growing, and learning from the great Dragon.