It’s never a good day when you lose the new hire and your secret tech in broad daylight.
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The rooftop access to the Nin apartment was added by Markesha’s mother, Cassie. The latch and hinge system was installed for quicker access to the clotheslines on the rooftop. Over the years this windows function has served less as a path to getting laundry done and more as a convenient escape hatch for Markesha. It’s gotten to the point that Toshi doesn’t really expect Markesha to use the front door anymore.
Link’s let the cat out of the bag about Orson’s situation and Markesha is suddenly feeling very locked in.
Orson’s onboarding process for a new agent usually begins with a one-on-one conversation in a quiet location. This talk includes topics such as payment plan, security procedure, safeguards, and mission objectives. If and when the recruit agrees, only then does the work of outfitting and training the new agent begin. Should the recruit refuse the job Orson takes swift measures to insure his projects continued secrecy.
Arguments and introducing exotic technology to skittish rookies are always a great combination.
Due to the C-Amp Silk material the suit is made of tailoring cannot be accomplished through the usual scissor, needle and thread affair. The best way to modify a suit like the one Markesha’s wearing is to use heat. Tailoring has had to be done in the past, so Audrey gathered an industrial laser cutter, large calipers, an adjustable wrench and a questionable power source to create the perfect tailoring tool. The cutter emits a bright hot beam of energy that simultaneously cuts and cauterizes the fabric closed. Thankfully the material of the suit dissipates the heat well enough that residual burns aren’t a problem.
This week the team pauses it’s normal posting due to a sudden onslaught of Dragons~!
We’re gearing up for a weekend of working the largest convention in the Southeast US, DragonCon! Our own Alan is a featured guest this year, and will be speaking on multiple panels about creating comics, character design and more. Character Artist Havana will be joining us through the con, as well as our editor Dee. If you’re headed to the convention you’ll find us in the Comic and Pop Artists Alley at table 412! We’ll be back soon!
Audrey flubs an apology to Markesha, but (thankfully?) Link interrupts by dropping a bombshell.
The suit that Markesha’s wearing is made of a material called Carbon Ampullate Silk (or C-Amp Silk for short). This fabric is unique in the source of it’s base materials for thread – carbon fiber, and artificial spider silk. C-Amp Silk is highly prized and extremely expensive due to the complex and long process of creating it’s unique fibers. The material is versatile in uses as it’s lightweight, stretchy, 98% waterproof and able to absorb energy. These properties make for a perfect battle uniform.
Unfortunately the last suit the team has on hand is flawed, and served as a testing ground for integrating Audrey’s tech into the suit. The artificial spider silk is a lower quality which made it easier to modify for testing, but less of a perfect candidate for Orson’s recruits. The last remaining suit is shrapnel resistant at best, but it’d be a stretch to call it bullet proof.