Source: The High Altar of Technology
|Resilience||17 ( 17 Walker)|
|Kastelan Fists||melee|| |
18 + 2 ED
|Incendine Combustor||16 m|| |
12 + 2 ED
|-1||2||Blast (Large), Blaze, Heavy (6), Spread|
|3x Heavy Phosphor Blaster||72 m|| |
14 + 2 ED
|-2||3||Blaze, Heavy (6), Phosphor|
Blast: Can affect multiple targets (see Core Rules, pg. 229). ◆ Missed attacks deviate. ◆ When used in Melee (e.g. Pistols), the blast may only affect engaged targets. ◆ Fire-Blasts ignore cover bonus to defence. ◆ Fire-Blasts do not deviate, bt hit the location. Characters still avoid being hit.
Blaze: Any target hit is set on Fire (see CORE, pg. 275).
Brutal: When rolling damage dice, add +1 to the result of each Extra Damage Die.
Heavy: Without Strength Rating of X the wielder suffers +2 DN on attacks and is (additionally) knocked prone on a Complication. Wearing Armour with the Powered Trait or having the Adeptus Astartes or Ork Keyword prevents the Knock Down. Bracing the weapon remove the DN penalty.
Spread: When killing a troop within a mob, any excess damage carries over to the nearest troop in the same mob.
Repulsor Grid: A Kastelan Robot has a Force Shield with AV *5. When attempting to soak wounds, if two or more 6s are rolled on the soak roll, the enemy that made the attack suffers a mortal wound.
Battle-Automata: A Robot is not alive, and therefore ignores any effects that would affect the mind or physiology, such as poisons, radiation, disease, or mind-affecting psychic powers. A Robot does not have a toughness, willpower, fellowship resolve or conviction score and is considered to automatically pass those tests if it is required to make them, except where the GM determines otherwise.
Battle Protocols: Kastelan Robots can have one of three battle protocols active at a time. A Kastelan Robot begins combat with Aegis Protocol active and cannot change to another except by the actions of a Cybernetica Datasmith. (1) Aegis Protocol: The Kastelan robot adds 2 to its resilience and increases the AV of its Repulsor Grid force shield to 7.(2) Conqueror Protocol: The Kastelan cannot fire any ranged weapons it has equipped, but may ignore up to 2DN penalty for making a melee Multi-Attack.(3) Protector Protocol: The Kastelan cannot use any melee weapons it has equipped and cannot move, but doubles the Salvo rating for all its ranged weapons.
An echoing remnant of the once-great Legio Cybernetica, the Kastelan is a true robot, capable of making combat decisions without the input of a human operator. Edging dangerously close to the Silica Animus the Mechanicum fears, every Kastelan Robot is programmed with special data-chips, sanctified and warded against what the Adeptus Mechanicus fears above all else: another uprising of Artificial Intelligence. To help prevent this, Kastelan robots are usually fielded alongside Cybernetica Datasmiths, tech-priests who dedicate themselves to monitoring and feeding combat data to these walking automatons.
While the Kastelan Robot is technically classed as a vehicle and is treated as such for most purposes, it operates on its own will without a human intelligence, and therefore much in common with a normal enemy as well. For all purposes that involve the vehicle’s pilot, consider the profile below to represent both the Kastelan itself and its “pilot”.