The Fane of Doru is based within Gunmetal City on Scintilla. While possessing a great deal of money and resources, the fane of Doru garners little respect or influence among its peers. Regarded by the rest as “artless panel beaters and skulking cowards”, Doru is seen as little more than a front for the Skaelen-Har Hegemony, and they face an uphill struggle to consolidate or expand their power in the hive, (they are continuously beset on all sides by backstabbing and petty indignities). In terms of arms, the Doru is largely limited to the mass-production of PDF patterns, generic spares and ammo.
Recently, they attempted a hostile takeover of Fane Takara, who managed to fend them off, undoubtedly souring relationships between the two fanes and staining Fane Doru's reputation.
A seemingly fanciful name for a suit of protective gear that deals with a very real problem, wind armor is produced by the Fane of Doru on Scintilla for the many worlds of the Calixis Sector that boast powerful storms. The infamous Splinter Winds of Baraspine travel at over 700 kilometers an hour and are more than capable of stripping a lightly armored person to bone in less than 30 seconds. Against such force, even void shields are hard pressed to cope. Realizing that standing against the wind was ultimately foolhardy, the designers came up with a clever idea of creating a series of auto-reactive ceramsteel plates that would redirect wind force, allowing an individual to advance in lighter dust storms and, at the least, survive in the heavier ones.
Wind armor is formed from fully enclosed suits of medium articulated carapace. They incorporate a series of heavy air filters with a re-breather connected to an extra tank, allowing a wearer to breathe normally in all but the heaviest storms, with three full hours of breath should they be completely buried in dust. Each suit also has an inbuilt vox-system along with a photo-visor. Wind armor was primarily designed to defend its wearer from harsh environmental conditions, not opponents. While it is popular with explorers, it isn’t nearly as useful in a fight as many other armors of similar class.
The wearer is immune to environmental effects of strong wind and dire storms.
Head, Arms, Body, Legs, AP 3, WT 18kg, Cost 2,200, Rare