Like the surya and hulder morphs, the cloud skate is another biomorph that pushes the edge of what is possible. It is designed to be able to live in the atmospheres of gas giants, including Jupiter. This morph is shaped roughly like a tailless stingray with a pair of slender arms. The version of the swim bladder used by this morph provides neutral buoyancy in dense atmospheres, preventing it from sinking below a safe depth. Several small outer system collectives are planning to use these morphs to colonize the atmospheres of Saturn and Neptune and are also working on creating versions of animals and plants that can also live in these exotic environments.
Implants: Basic Biomods, Basic Mesh Inserts, Bioweave Armor (Light), Cortical Stack, Direction Sense, Enhanced Vision, High-G Adaptation, Hydrostatic Pressure Adaptation, Long-Term Life Support, Oxygen Reserve, Radiation Sense, Radar, Swim Bladder, T-Ray Emitter, Temperature Tolerance (Cryonic), Wings
Movement Rate: Winged (8/40)
Aptitude Maximum: 30
Wound Threshold: 7
Advantages: Flight, +5 COG, +5 REF, +5 SOM, +5 to one other aptitude of the player’s choice
Disadvantages: Temperature Intolerance (Warm) trait
CP Cost: 55
Credit Cost: Expensive (minimum 60,000+)
Nezumi: You haven’t lived until you’ve skated the atmosphere of a gas giant.
Chiro: I can see the attraction. Just not sure I’d want to live there.
Scent.In.Hell: There any news on that expedition of extrasolar cloud skaters that went missing?
Nova Vida: Nope. The same group resleeved, went back, and disappeared again. Now it’s a thing, and Gatekeeper has applications for a handful of thrill-seekers that want to skate their way to doom as well. What are the odds that at least one of those groups are sentinels? Sounds like it might be an interesting time.
Ruqinzhe: Hobnobbing with death-wish socialites while trying not to die? Not so interesting to me.