Lacryman Departed

Lacryman Departed

  • Native Planet: Lacryma IV
  • Creature Type: Construct
  • Information: A fully robotic body used to house the mental signature of a Lacryman warrior. Although it retains the brainwaves patterns, memories, and mental capacities of the base individual, it lacks all psionic abilities and personality traits. They are primarily created in order to prevent the loss of valuable Lacryman military operatives, and are used for lower-end operations.

When a Lacryman soldier’s body is damaged beyond the means of psionic repair, his mental signature is copied and transplanted into a non-sentient robot body. In this way, the combat capabilities and military information belonging to the fallen soldier are retained. The Departed, as they are called, a vital part of the Lacryman military force. Without them, even a single casualty in battle would result in a grand loss, due to the nature of Lacryman reproduction.

The Departed are acknowledged as a commodity, but are given safe distance by the Lacryman people, who see them as something greatly disturbing. This cultural phenomenon is so profound that Lacryman society has come to place those that work on the production of the Departed among their lowest class citizens, lumping the skilled robotics experts along with thieves and vagabonds.

A Lacryman Departed is a fairly standard robot, capable of engaging in combat with whatever weapons the original Lacryman “donor” was proficient. It has a large, bulky frame in order to stand up to heavy combat, and is intentionally designed to be as far removed from the appearance of a living Lacryman as possible. When a Lacryman Departed is destroyed, the central brain is placed into a standby mode and detaches from the primary frame so that it may be extracted and installed into a new unit if the owner so desires.

Lacryman Departed

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