Type O "Araloi" Digitigrade Auto-Armor Vehicle in Manifold Sky | World Anvil

Type O "Araloi" Digitigrade Auto-Armor

While most suits of dieseltech auto-armor are designed with broadly humanoid operators in mind, the unique morphology of the ovinex operators (such as might be found among the Rostran Archipelago Confederacy Marine Forces or NavGuard) presents special design considerations. To this end, the Type O (also known as the "Araloi") Digitigrade Auto-Armor has been designed specifically for Ovinex.


While the Araloi is broadly based on design principles found in the PBA-5 "Pioneer" Main Battle Auto-Armor, the class was designed from the ground up to accomodate the ovinex form. To this end, the Araloi features digitigrade legs which incorporate gummy-treaded auto-stilts. These auto-stilts, combined with climbing claws integrated into the forearm armor and integrated grapnel reel at the back beltline, greatly amplify the natural ovinex knack for climbing. As a result, while the Type O is not the fastest class of auto-armor (that title belonging to the Voxelian KF "Knave" Fast Attack Auto-Armor), Araloi-clad ovinex are well-employed in scouting, airborne, and urban warfare roles where their ability to quickly gain the high ground outstrips that of all others.

Weapons & Armament

The Araloi has no integrated weaponry as such, but many operators have found the integrated grapnel reel and climbing claws to be useful for more than just climbing. An Araloi operator can use these implements to snag nearby opponents and tie them up. This, combined with Gam Pfa'a training and an appropriately oversized ba'amba, makes an Araloi operator very adept at taking and retaining prisoners.   The Araloi's helmet is more form-fitting than that found on most auto-armor, with the horns of the operator protruding from the metal carapace and covered with separate, custom-sized sheathes. This allows these horns to be employed directly against enemies should the operator be proficient in headbutting. The helmet is otherwise fully concealing, as some are pressurized for use in inflection layer operations (i.e. in the service of the Navigator's Guild).
Pan-Ovinex Banner by BCGR_Wurth
2300 NGC
400 lbs
Complement / Crew
1 operator

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Sage Dylonishere123
R. Dylon Elder
3 Mar, 2021 16:51

Just want to say I love that there are special considerations made when dealing with separate morphology. I rarely see it. Most just leave it as is since it's obvious it would be needed but you clearly show that it can be interesting and rewarding to actually delve into that concept. You even go into what changes were made to accommodate that morphology. Oof. Well done good sir.