Birth of the S.T.E.E.D
2024: - Abrams Main Battle Tank Phased out of operational use with the early introduction of Mobile Battle armors these suits using recent discoveries in “safe” fusion reactors give a Single infantry man the Mobility range and most importantly the Firepower of an armored vehicle with the agility of a single man.
2026 – 2106: – Various minor and major upgrades in suit design culminate in the creation of the Ares Arms Corporation and the creation of the Ares MK – I considered by many to be the Earliest Ancestor of the Synchronized. Thurman, Electrics. Exoskeletal. Duroframe. Or S.T.E.E.D.
Often considered the most ridiculous name for one of the most destructive Fighting machines in existence.
2108: – The Arms Ares MK – II is Built. This suit is lighter, larger, has better energy consumption rates, and can mount a larger weapon. However it is shown that the Heat generated by the improved reactor limits mission time from days to hours as the heat generated. This causes an increase in competing companies research output and marks the Formation of the Salt Lake Consortium. And the Creation of the Loki Mk – I. Using The Reverse engineered Frame of an Ares MK – II and an SLC designed Cold Fusion reactor the Loki MK – I proved Lighter and with a high enough Energy production with a drastic reduction in heat output to operate with the SLC's newly patented Stealth Technology.
- The field is a linked cloud of Millions of Nano-Bots powered through Radio Transmissions that provide a recorded mirror image of the area exactly 180 degrees behind the and individual bot making for a mesh image that moves at a speed allowing for image concealment, another is a minor Datanet presence in the Nano-machines allowing them to conceal Heat, Sound, and Datanet presences making the Loki Functionally invisible.
2114: - a marked increase in Data theft in and around the New York Protectorate Zone in late 2113 through early 2114 Alert East Coast Securities to possible Corporate Espionage activities. Through deals with the Ares Corporation on the West Coast and contacts in the Failing U.N. ECS is able to Develop the Nabu Relay, a series of seemingly insignificant information bottlenecks in the Universal Datanet that takes apart analyzes and categorizes all information moving through the bottleneck as more and more are created. It becomes increasingly clear that high levels of traffic are occurring in the SLC most importantly in a department of the company that doesn't technically. exist.