Bio[edit | edit source]
Marquis d'Caliber was once butler to Phoebe before an odd encounter with the LLC's AI leader, the Magna Carta, altered his personality. Now, this high-society sociopath wreaks havoc on the unwashed masses with his sniper cane Bindlebane and his explosively temperamental mechanical owl, Hoodini.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
|Ability Icon||Ability Name||Ability Info|
|Bindlebane||Marquis' signature collapsible sniper rifle, fit with a custom hilt pistol for close-range engagement. Heavily augmentable.|
|Titanium Dandy MK VI||Marquis' relatively fragile chassis necessitates careful, strategic engagement with enemy Battleborn.|
|Temporal Distortion||Alter the flow of time in a targeted area for 6 seconds, slowing all enemies who are inside of the time warp.|
|Predatory Strike||Deploys Hoodini to a target location. Hoodini reveals nearby enemies on the map and collides with them, dealing 208-280 damage. Up to 3 owls can be active at once.|
|Bindleblast||A powerful single shot that deals 525-750 damage, and increases its damage the longer it is in flight. Must be charged before firing.|
|Ein, Zwei, Die||Rifle shots mark targets. The third shot on the same target adds 50% of your attack damage as bonus damage.|
Helix System Progression[edit | edit source]
|Helix Name||Helix Level||Helix Name|
| The Great(er) Hoodind
Increases Predatory Strike damage. +15% Damage
|Level 1|| Waste Makes Haste |
In addition to slowing enemies, Temporal Distortion now hastens allies. +30% Movement Speed for 4 seconds
Predatory Strike owls no longer collide with the world, guaranteeing a hit on target when activated.
|Level 2|| Hoodunnit |
Predatory Strike owls on the battlefield are cloaked.
| Ocular Enhancements
Fits Bindlebane with a variable-zoom scope. +50% Zoom Range
|Level 3|| Executive Barrel Porting |
Reduces Bindlebane recoil. -60% Recoil
| Time Killer
All enemies inside a Temporal Distortion bubble take damage over time. +28 Damage Per Second
|Level 4|| Big Time |
Enlarges Temporal Distortion's area of effect. +25% Bubble Size
| Efficiency Expert
Ein, Zwei, Die bonus damage is triggered on the second consecutive hit of a marked target, rather than the third
|Level 5|| Ein, Zwei, Cry |
Increases Ein, Zwei, Die's bonus damage. +25% Bonus Damage
| Long-Haul Hoodini
Increases Predatory Strike casting range. +30% Cast Distance
|Level 6|| Distance Time |
Increases Temporal Distortion casting range. +30% Cast Distance
| Bullet Banker
Increases Bindlebane's magazine size. +2 Clip Size
|Level 7|| Bang for the Buck |
Increases Bindlebane's base damage. +18% Damage
Upon detonation, Predatory Strike owls leave behind areas of effect that deal damage over time. +30 Damage Per Second
|Level 8|| Hoot of the Vigilant |
Predatory Strike owls behave like sentries, and can fire on nearby enemies twice before detonation
| Time to Spare
Increases the duration of Temporal Distortion's warp bubble. +2s Duration
|Level 9|| Cease and Decease |
Intensifies the slowing effect of Temporal Distortion, further reducing enemy movement speed. +30% Slow
Bindleblast can fire twice after charging.
|Level 10|| Wallhax.exe |
Bindleblast shots can now pierce world terrain to strike targets. Enemy Battleborn are highlighted in the scope.
Lore[edit | edit source]
To serve man[edit | edit source]
<Spoiler>..== ARCSHIP P.R.I.M.: HEMSWORTH MANUFACTURY
..== R&D REQUEST A.I.: TDVI.m-v#455 - "Titanium Dandy Mk.VI"
..== REQUEST FOR: BARTLEBY HEMSWORTH
Sentients and Artificiants -
It has long been the practice of our esteemed federation of labor to improve and employ crafted intelligences - Magnuses - for use in oversight, maintenance, and management of many of our operations and enterprises.
I, G.R. Bartlesby Hemsworth, Hereby formally request an adaptation of the "Magnus" prototype for smaller scale deployment.
Yes, its true that sophisticated artificial intelligences have walked among us for hundreds of years. With the Magnuses, we have connected those intelligences back to our greatest accomplishment as an Arcfleet - the Magna Carta - who now serves as our central agent of governance and economic oversight.
Now imagine Magnuses, each of them connected uniquely to the Magna Carta as is their mark of distinction, able to apply that connectedness to daily life within the fleet.
They could be far more than simple coordinators of trade compacts and fleet movements. They could provide personal financial assistance, Aid in research. Protect our families. Perform some act of maintenance and schedule keeping. And yes... even provide companions for us and our children!
I dub this line of personalized Magnus the "Marquis", and I wish to advance immediately to prototyping, the result of which will be tested within the Hemsworth family Arcship
Please conform to the physical specifications of the "Titanium Dandy" line of automatons. I believe this new "magnus" version will put the model series number at "VI".
A final note - please assure the Magnus personality matrix selected represents the Hemsworth ideals of wealth, sound financial planning, and integration in to the highest tiers of our society, I would also consider it a personal boon should the "Marquis" also be skilled in marksmanship, as I do enjoy the occasional hunt.
G.R. Bartlesby Hemsworth II </spoiler>