FES: Mech BattleGlossary
FES: Functional Electrical Stimulation.
FES Actuator: A unit that charges an electrical current and feeds it into muscle, causing it to expand rapidly. As this is a singular chapter, and would normally appear in the middle of a book, there would be a fuller explanation of this in previous chapters. For this reason, the part when this technology is utilised in this chapter may seem a little heavy-handed. This is because I'm still unsure as to how much I need to explain about the workings of the actuators. In other battle scenes, it would be described more tersely, keeping the pacing up etc...
LD: Stands for Los Diablos (the Devils). It's kind of a play on Los Angeles. A gang, called The Devils move in and effectively take over Huntington Park, a suburb of LA.
Matt didn't move at first. Just stood, and stared in awe. He'd seen mechs before, but this was different. Way bigger, for one - but it looked as though it had muscles. Synthetic
Alchemist: Chapter 1Gregory Tass. Fifteen years old. Terrible at physics. Terrible at all of the three sciences of course, but particularly 'sucky' at physics. This fact may have been the cause of his nonchalantly staring into space during his physics classes, or perhaps it was the other way around. Chicken-and-egg kind of a thing, you know? Whichever it was didn't seem to bother the eraser hurtling towards him. As he caught it out of the corner of his eye, his nervous system clocked it's speed. Well, maybe not it's speed; it wasn't the most mathematically-minded nervous system after all. All it could figure out was it was travelling at an airspeed velocity of... five. Somethings.
As he turned to face the projectile, it slammed into his head causing, in an instant... pressure. In his estimation, twenty-three somethings. That knowledge however, did not help the pain shooting the short distance from forehead to brain. His instantaneous reactions, honed like a panther's, sent his arms flailing about as he cr