The Fourth D-Frame developed by Schrado Industries. Equipped with the SHINIGAMI System. Inspired in part by the Gundam Sandrock.
About this creation
AEGAKS-APB 003 D-Tn 'Pharaoh'
This is the fourth AEGAKS produced by the NAARA, codenamed ‘Pharaoh’. The Pharaoh was presumed destroyed when the NAARA main base fell, but it later turned up in Sentai Province, aboard a heavily damaged NAARA transport. The Pharaoh is mainly designed for melee combat, and it has the most onboard weapons of any AEGAKS designed by the NAARA. The standard onboard weaponry of the Pharaoh consists of a dual barreled rifle with an attached bayonet, a Heat Blade on a stick, a pair of Heat Knives, and a Flail. Like most projectile weapons developed by Schrado Industries, the Rifle utilizes the VAT (Variable Ammunition Types) System.
The Pharaoh’s unique design is based on the ancient Kings of Egypt, who were called Pharaoh. Pharaoh in Egyptian literally means ‘great house’. As further tribute to the Egyptian Pharaohs, the mech’s main weapons are based on the Crook and Flail which were part of an Egyptian Pharaoh’s regalia. The AEGAKS’ crook is based on the Heat Blades made popular by the R-Frame Prototype ‘Arthas’. The flail was added mainly because the builders of the Pharaoh wanted to see an AEGAKS that used a mace and chain.
Pharaoh wielding its twin Heat Knives. Like the blades of the Arthas, the knives generate an intense field of heat, allowing quick stabs and slashes to be more effective at cutting through opponents.
SHINIGAMI System Activated with all cooling flaps open. Like the Amaterasu Kai, the cooling flaps can be used as ersatz shields, and have consequently been made sturdier to deal with the stresses of acting as such.
A shot of the back. You can see the SHINIGAMI System Core, and the flail. The long wing that the Flail hangs from is the main wing of the Pharaoh’s Flight Unit. This flight unit is an upgrade of the Flight System on the Shinigami Prototype. The Pharaoh can actually fly, but it is faster, though less agile than the Shinigami.
A shot of the back with SHINIGAMI System activated. The Flail hangs from the main fin of the Float unit, and the knives rest on the thigh ‘wings’.
SHINIGAMI is an acronym which stands for:
The way the system works is: Basically, the pilot activates their secondary Neural Uplink, providing a direct access between the unit’s main computer system and the pilot’s mind, unlocking the full abilities of the Neural Trace system, including the head, because the SHINIGAMI System requires the sheer processing power of the Human brain in order to perform the complex equations that come with fracturing the crystal rod that makes up the core of the Drive Booster unit. The crystal rod contains enough energy to power a D-type frame for several months, so when it shatters, all of that energy is released at once, quadrupling the weapon and motion systems output for about fifteen minutes. The rod actually releases more energy, but fifteen minutes is about the maximum amount of time that the pilot can handle, and after about twenty minutes, the S-Type frame will actually explode from within, destroying or severely damaging anything within about a half-mile radius, as well as completely destroying the unit. A beneficial side effect of this system is that it will completely recharge the main and auxiliary power cells. The crystal rod is completely used up once the system is activated so it must be replaced after use. The prohibitive cost of the core of the booster unit consequently means that there are very few SHINIGAMI equipped mecha. The Pharaoh is one of five currently produced mecha that has the system, along with the Susano, Amaterasu Kai, Cerunnos, and the Shinigami prototype. All of the cooling fins must be open when the system is activated, or the Frame will melt. In order to activate the SHINIGAMI system, the pilot has to verbally disable the limiter and manually input a code word of his choice, one for each of the four levels of the SHINIGAMI system. Levels one through three increase the output of the unit exponentially, but level four is a desperation move that funnels all the generated power through the frame at once, burning out the circuits and killing the pilot nine times out of ten. The one time that it didn’t kill the pilot, it left him catatonic, so level four is a method of last resort. The four levels of the SHINIGAMI System correspond to the amount of Crystal Rod that was shattered. Level one takes a quarter of the rod to use, level two takes half, and so on. The unbroken rod pieces can be used in other cores, but the main unit is usually replaced every time it is used.
A shot of the frame with the Pilot block ejected, and all of the onboard weapons.
A shot of the pilot block by itself.
This is Anya Chandler, Pilot of the Pharaoh. Anya was an Ancient History student when the war broke out, and she volunteered for the NAARA, quickly proving her worth as a pilot, earning a position on the Shinigami Squad. When she became a squad member and was asked what she wanted her AEGAKS to be named, she demanded that it be named Pharaoh and she wanted it to be Egyptian themed. The engineer complied and this is what they came up with. She, along with the rest of the Squad fought in the last battle of the NAARA, but she was left behind by accident. She took a damaged transport and fought her way through the robot blockade on her own, meeting up with the rest of the Squad in Sentai Province.
Here it is, the latest D-Frame! The Cerunnos is still my favorite though. The Pharaoh was built on a whim, using parts from the Pharaoh’s Quest sets. The only major change to the frame that I was forced to implement was the waist joint, I only had four sockets and I needed five, so I used an older piece introduced in the second generation of Alpha Team for the waist. The Pharaoh, like most other S-Frames has terrible balance, but it’s slightly better than the Cerunnos. This is probably my last AEGAKS for a while, I know I’ve said that before, but this time I mean it. I’m completely out of joints and I’m running low on the robot arms I use for fingers and Core parts. IF I can get enough parts, I plan to build a green AEGAKS, but like I said, that won’t happen for a while. Inspiration for the frame, Pilot block and the AEGAKS name goes to Jason Dominguez.
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I love the Egyptian motif tied to an AEGAKS mech. It gives it a unique flare that makes it easily one of my favorites among your stable. As far as running out of joints, try looking for "Creator" sets that make animals and/or dinosaurs. I got lucky and was able to pick up a few of these at a Big Lots for a reduced price. If you can do this you can get lots of joints fairly cheap. Either that or you can order joints from LEGO or Bricklink. If nothing else you can give one of your AEGAKS a glorious death and use the remains to build a new unit, like a pheonix rising from the ashes of its own demise!