The A.S.S.E.G.A.I. Corps.

The A.S.S.E.G.A.I. Corps. is a department of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) that is primarily employed to protect the nation of South Africa against super-human threats. The A.S.S.E.G.A.I. Tactical Armor is the sole mechanized battle-suit used by the Corps.

History: Soon after Nelson Mandela's inauguration as South Africa's President, the country's best known superhero, Big 5, perished foiling an assassination attempt on the life of the nation's new leader. As the country struggled to forge a new path out of its dark history, it now faced a terrible new threat as agents of The Alliance (the notorious globe spanning superhuman criminal syndicate) sought to establish a strategic foothold. With Big 5 gone, the South African military found itself strained as it engaged the Alliance's superhuman army. Faced with such a daunting challenge to the new South African identity, Mandela chose not to publicly call on T.A.S.K. for aid; he instead rolled the dice on a different approach.

Nagar Dynamics -- a major weapons manufacturer and industrial corporation, was awarded a contract to produce a unique and immediately identifiable weapons platform for the South African military to use in its campaign against the Alliance. While the weapons were being produced T.A.S.K. provided covert support to the African nation. Two years later, ten Praetorian Mark 1 ("BIG BOER") Battle Mechs rolled off the factory floor and joined the fight against the Alliance. These mechs were piloted by a specially trained squad of military servicemen selected from the South African Army and Air Force. Once the BIG BOERS were deployed T.A.S.K. withdrew its operatives from the conflict, allowing the world to see South Africa go toe to toe with its adversaries.

For a time the BOERS were very effective against the Alliance, pushing them back significantly. However the rush to production and the strain of constant battles against Alliance personnel soon highlighted the armor's flaws. Within the span of three years South Africa lost half its mechs and pilots. It was also revealed that individuals within Nagar Dynamics had stolen and sold Praetorian armor design specifications to the Alliance. The BIG BOER was compromised.

On his final trip to New York as President, Mandela was introduced to young genius Moses Desalines (who would go on to be known as Kraken) at a charity event. Desalines intimated to Mandela that he had some thoughts on South Africa's mechanized armor problem. The prodigy quickly sketched a Zulu warrior influenced design for a new armored battle-suit which Mandela liked so much that he immediately invited the pre-teen to South Africa to present his design to the country's Department of Defence. Within months a factory was repurposed and Desalines' mech battlesuits (codenamed: A.S.S.E.G.A.I.) went into production.

Desalines' creations were stronger and more maneuverable than the Praetorians, relied on a hybrid electronic neural link/physical stimuli control interface that was superior to the BIG BOER's and were capable of high speed flight while the earlier mechs were not. As the first A.S.S.E.G.A.I. rolled off the production floor, the factory was attacked by a small Alliance force. The Alliance team was utterly defeated, marking the A.S.S.E.G.A.I. as a rousing success and making the pilot, Lt. Matheus Izaakse, a national hero.

The first squadron of A.S.S.E.G.A.I. launched attack after attack on the Alliance and eventually ousted them from South Africa at The Battle of Krugersdorp.

Since that time the A.S.S.E.G.A.I. have protected South Africa and other African nations from superhuman threats and act as members of T.A.S.K and The First World. There are approximately 100 units ready to be deployed at a moment's notice.

ABILITIES/FUNCTIONS:

Height (overall): 15ft (4.572 meters)
Width (overall): 5ft (1.524 meters)
Weight: 2,500lbs (1.25 tons)
Armor Composition:
Surface/Primary Layer: Argonium Steel
Power Supply: Unrevealed
Armor sys

Views: 7

Comment

You need to be a member of BlackScienceFictionSociety to add comments!

Join BlackScienceFictionSociety

Badge

Loading…

IMPORTANT ALERTS

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! 

IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE CHANGING YOUR PROFILE  PICTURE, SWITCH TO EITHER CHROME BROWSWER OR FIREFOX. THERE IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER THAT CAUSES TROUBLE CHANGING PICTURES.


PLEASE DO NOT SIGN IN WITH FACEBOOK IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT. YOU WILL CREATE A DUPLICATE THAT WILL NOT HAVE YOUR INFO CONNECTED. THANKS

NO SPAMMING

Please do not greet everyone on the site with large images and/or announcements of your book or business. Yes, you want to tell the world, but learn the fine art of subtlety. We have lost numerous members because of the amount of 'friend' mail they instantly receive. This Hurts Everyone.

Also, DO NOT post the same information multiple times throughout the site. It will be deleted without notice.

 

Spam is unsolicited advertising, whether it is posted as comments on other members' pages or is emailed for marketing purposes.

 

Please be considerate. Post your advertisement in the proper Articles/Forum or Group. There are inexpensive marketing channels that reach every member for just $25 on the Advertising tab. You can post your information on your profile and even update your blog as often as you like.

 

We are not into censorship, so please don't make us ask you to leave. Be kind and unselfish - don't spam.

 

Your Account Will Be Deleted Without Warning For Spam.

 

Blog Posts

Guest Authors Welcome at SpecFics.com

Posted by Tonya R. Moore on March 24, 2017 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Dust off those old specfic flashfics and short stories you’ve got lying around.

Spec Fics is now accepting submissions from Guest Authors who would like to showcase their overlooked works on our website. To that end, we are now accepting short works of fiction to be made available for free online reading.

We welcome speculative flash fiction and short stories. All sub-genres that fit under the umbrella of speculative fiction are welcome: scifi, horror, dark fantasy, steampunk—you name it.

For information on how to submit your story, here are the Submission Guidelines:

 

Submission Guidelines

Email your story as an attachment to tonyamoore@outlook.com.

Your story should be in RTF (Rich Text Format) or DOCX (Word) format. Be…

Continue

Given The Boot...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on March 24, 2017 at 8:06am 0 Comments

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a quasar (bright object at center) and its host galaxy, 3C186 (the diffuse object behind it). Scientists think 3C186’s central black hole was ejected from the galaxy’s core by gravitational waves. Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Chiaberge (STScI/ESA)
Topics: Black Holes, Cosmology, General Relativity, Gravitational Waves…

Continue

Transparency...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on March 23, 2017 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Does the brain behave like a spin glass? (Courtesy: Shutterstock / Phonlamai Photo)

Topics: Biology, Biophysics, Neuroscience, Particle Physics

Spin-glass-like states that occur in models of neural networks can provide important insights into states of low and high brain activity…
Continue

Mars, Lava and Dinosaurs...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on March 22, 2017 at 10:26am 0 Comments

This digital-image mosaic of Mars' Tharsis plateau shows the extinct volcano Arsia Mons. It was assembled from images that the Viking 1 Orbiter took during its 1976-1980 working life at Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS


Topics: Mars, NASA, Planetary Science, Space Exploration…

Continue

The Digital Brothers Multimedia

The Digital Brothers
Our goal is to provide cost effective technological solutions for home, small and big business. After over 20 years of service working in this field, we decided to utilize our talents to develop and cultivate our own vision to benefit the community.
2D & 3D Animation
Graphic & Web Design
Photo & Video
Multimedia Development
Online & Print Marketing

Contact Us Today To Assist In Your Business Success
Website: www.TheDigitalBrothers.com
Email: info@thedigitalbrothers.com

SKYCITY TALKRADIO

FREE SEMINAREnigma #1 - Missing Pieces

GET IT NOW!
Enigma #1 - Missing Pieces
In a post apocalyptic world, Two investigators (James and Brooks) are assign to a murder investigation that leads to more questions than what they bargain for.
https://www.comixology.com/comic-reader/42138/205794

THE UNDERGROUND BY ROXANNE BLAND

Life as alpha of a werewolf pack is anything but predictable. But even Parker Berenson is surprised by the latest twist: he’s fallen in love with a space alien. Problem is, he suspects Melera, his sexy new flame, might be the serial killer terrorizing Seattle. Or maybe she isn’t. After all, just because she’s an interstellar assassin doesn’t mean she’s guilty.

http://blackrosepress.com/

© 2017   Created by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service