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The Cameramen

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Despite the plural form, The Cameramen is one single weapon, albeit with several separate elements.

The most important of these elements is a milisecond pulsar with approximately 37 solar masses named "False Sovereign" by the occuptants of the system centered around it. False Sovereign emits enormous ammounts of radiation as an object of its nature is wont to do.

Orbiting False Sovereign at approximately 0.3 AU of distance in a highly eccentric orbit, aligned with the emission beams of the pulsar, eight large stations can be found.

Five of these stations, shaped approximately like the net of a tesseract 420 meters in lenght, posses gigantic whipple shield-like antennae designed to be able to redirect the emissions of the pulsar in the 270-250GHz range, while polarized so as to let most other frequencies through. The cruciform antennae are placed along kilometer-long masts made of a light lattice structure. The lattice, like the bulkheads of the stations (unusually thick for AI construction) are made of polymerized iron to be able to stand the continuous radiative pressure of the neutron star; making them quite heavy. The stations have an extremely thick bulkhead in the side that faces the star while being virtually unarmored on the opposite side.

The three remaining stations posess a stockier, vaguely rectangular structure and antennae with a far higher area that reflect low-frequency emissions of the pulsar in the 3Hz range. These gigantic rectangular antennae, measuring up to 360x700 kilometers in side, reflect emissions in the 2KHz range and are some of the largest space solid structures ever built by the AIs. Due to their size, the antennae are made of a fine aluminium net with RF phase generators built in and require gravitic tensioning not to fold or crumple when pivoting.

Both models of orbital antennae have their own engines, power sources and armor systems; but all three share the same AI as their command lobes are quantum-entangled for effective targetting. A significant fleet of satellites orbits the pulsar at the same height or more than the anennae. While most are dedicated to roles such as target acquisition and survey of the pulsar's activity, large space stations orbit The Cameramen tasked with side and backlobe cancellation.

Like many ships, the hulls of the vessels are highly but discreetly decorate and carved with elaborate, nanoscopic bas-relief depicting scenes of importance to AI culture. In this case, the eponymous cameramen refer to the group of journalists present in the first appearance of the Son of Man, who diffused the image of Him and his Prophet through the airwaves. Shrines dedicated to the event are scattered around the system, which serves as an important logistical point.

Effects:

The Cameramen is, as a whole, a gigantic version of the scalar weapons used in AI vessels and some ground equipment, consisting of a longwave and shortwave emitter that create a scalar interference causing a large release of Dirac energy on a target. The Cameramen is merely special due to the inordinate power and frequency range of the output, allowing it to energize large AU-sized areas of space with enough power to vaporize most possible targets, overpower shields and sterilize planetary surfaces at a range of several light-years.

On a smaller but still important scale, each of the shortwave stations can serve as its own self-contained scalar weapon, with a reduced range and output power.

In parallel to its role as a weapon, The Cameramen posesses several roles, as is common of AI-designed systems. Its high output power is used to explosively compress matter (usually purified, monocrystalline asteroids) into neutronium, supplying the valuable material to the shipyards and manufacture facilities orbiting False Sovereign in a quality and quantity unsurpassed by any specialized production facility, making it the most important source of the material in AI territory. False Sovereign itself serves as one of the most important neutrino sources in AI territory, aiding in the targetting of submarine and underground weapons.

The Cameramen is highly incomplete, however, standing at roughly 12.2% of its projected capacities. Its use as a scalar weapon is only the crudest and most basic of its roles which include kugelblitz fabrication for second-generation fuzzy armor, interstellar strike capabilities granted through the Patriphages and, paramount to all, the freezing of False Sovereign into one enormous Bose-Einstein Condensate down to the core, providing a suitable quantum computer for the summoning of the mythical AI known as Haine Akyros.

Weakenesses:

The most glaring deficiency of The Cameramen is its range, as its emissions are still constrained by the speed of light. This makes it incapable of targetting anything outside of False Sovereign's system effectively, limiting its role to a purely defensive weapon. It also has a large minimum range, being incapable to target anything within its own orbital radius, and the large antennae have to be unarmored or they would be prohibitively heavy, and the constant exposure to high-energy emissions prevents them from utilizing fuzzy armor.

The three longwave stations have limited apertures, which creates several shifting dead zones where The Cameramen is unable to cause an interference and therefore has no effect.

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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I have to agree with Tom, its very well explained however those without a science degree wont understand any of it, i shall discuss it with the admins to whether to accept it :)
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Target21 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I love the detail you put here Victor. Simply amazing
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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is certainly one of the more interesting super weapons proposed to date the terminology used is also interesting and perhaps a bit too wordy. Any player without a science background might not know what you are talking about and may not understand any of what this weapon does. It is a possibility any reading this might think ‘well so what that’s their own fault’ but I ask would you feel the same if you personally were precisely screwed over by a lawyer or corporation? In short; I think not…especially if your livelihood was at stake for which in ancerius some players’ creative livelihood is indeed at stake. Furthermore I note V.V. fails to answer how precisely your effect actually vaporizes a target. Additionally, basically you have a system that aids in making armor AND attacks a target conceivably. There are not enough super weapon slots for this thing on that account alone considering the far-reaching effects of it. Yes I realize it’s not at full capacity and I have to admit it never should be, at full power it’s practically Flux Ascendancy ‘erasure’ type stuff. At low power it’s still broken. I am still uncertain if or if not I am an Admin but pending the addressing of the questions as posed I would say this submission is currently rejected pending editing.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ima…

This being a diagram of a scalar weapon's basic functioning
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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right, but if I didn't already understand the effect at work here that would mean nothing to me victor, which is part of why I said I'm not sure the population will get it.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scalar weapons use the interference between a scalar long-and a shortwave to create an explosive release of energy by way of a dirac sea. That is, it creates a large region in space with negative energy and then quickly diffuses it, causing a sort of energy backlash as energy levels re-stabilize. Kinda like bending the tip of a ruler away from someone, then releasing the tension so that the ruler smacks the person in the face.

Since the sudden application of ridiculous ammounts of energy are one of the few things that can compress matter fast enough to achieve neutron degeneracy pressure, and that neutronium is used to armor ships. Obviously it can't armor itself and it's a very slow process since most of the matter compressed ends up just exploding.
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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and the potential if completed is?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As far as being a superweapon goes; the same. Its attack capabilities were just the first thing installed.
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
you are an admin the annoying thing is i cant invite to co founders XD
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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i blame the flux....they must have deleted your codes! :D
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