Obfuscator Helmet

This helmet was constructed by Yerrechin Inauron to protect his brain from mind reading and thought manipulation.

Mechanics & Inner Workings

The helmet contains three radio emitters, one located towards the front and the others further back. They are designed for a range of about a hand's width, which is far enough to guard Yerrechin's brain, but not enough to interfere with the radios he is building for a living or - more importantly - give away his position over long distances.   Four sets of three small spark jars are distributed over the sides of the helmet to supply the emitters with electricity. The redundancy ensures that the device remains functional when the cells in one set are depleted or lose their connection for some reason.   The wires for the different components run between the leather and the helmet's inner padding.

Manufacturing process

Yerrechin crafts all components from scratch. He avoids using any pre-made parts whenever possible, to ensure that nothing is tampered with.   Since the initial construction of the helmet, the technology has been revised and improved repeatedly. Yerrechin burns any sketches or notes regarding the helmet's design as soon as they are no longer needed, and instead relies on his familiarity with it.

Significance

The pébarór póga is designed to interfere with any radio signals meant to influence Yerrechin's brain, and to make his thoughts unreadable for others.   Yerrechin never leaves home without wearing this helmet. He feels safe enough within his house, thanks to the additional security measures he installed there, but nevertheless he prefers to keep the helmet within reach. After all, he needs to be prepared for the possibility that government agents should cut the electricity supply.
Table of Contents

Alternative name(s)
Pébarór Póga

Item type
Armor
Current Holder
Rarity
unique
Weight
~ 1.2 kg
Dimensions
~ 0.3 x 0.25 x 0.14 m (without antennae)
Raw materials & Components
leather
copper plating
spark jars
brass
copper wiring
Hénéphgýa resin


Cover image: by Kathrin Janowski

Comments

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Journeyman N4th
James Slaven
15 Mar, 2021 01:21

That was a fun read! I quite enjoyed how light-hearted and silly it was. Thanks for that.

15 Mar, 2021 09:12

Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Yeah, Yerrechin is the local weirdo - silliness is definitely one of the ingredients for him.

creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source   SummerCamp 2021 Pledge Document
16 Mar, 2021 18:03

'He avoids using any pre-made parts whenever possible, to ensure that nothing is tampered with.' I love this little detail. What an interesting item that tells us so much about the character!

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
16 Mar, 2021 21:06

Thank you! His paranoia is fun to work with, I'm happy that you like the result!

creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source   SummerCamp 2021 Pledge Document
21 Jul, 2021 08:35

Mind-blocking helmet? Relies on own thoughts instead of notes? No pre-made parts? This Yerrechin sounds like a pretty paranoid guy! I wonder how paranoid these measures actually are in this world?   I love the detail that's gone into the helmet's design, and that artwork perfectly highlights the helmet itself rather than the head on which it's sat.

24 Jul, 2021 13:05

Thank you very much, I'm happy that you like it! Yes, Yerrechin is indeed a highly paranoid guy, much to the amusement of people around him. How much of it is justified... well, I'll save that for when I'm ready to tell my main story. ;)

creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source   SummerCamp 2021 Pledge Document