Mortar Headds are,
But unlike traditional
mechas which are simply just machines, Mortar Headds (MHs) are humanoid bio-mechanical
creations that measure up to 15 meters in height. Mortar Headds are actually sentient
and have primal emotions and thought patterns. Every Mortar Headd has two controllers:
the Headdliner in the chest and the Fatima in the head.
Mortar Headds are
thought to be first created in the year S.C. 0980. Back then, it was known as
the Machine Messiah. It's existense in the Joker System marked the beginning of
a new age for Fatimas and humans alike. Changing forever the course of history...
The cockpit of
the MH is located in the chest where the Headdliner resides and manages the movement
of the MH. The Fatima's position in the head of the MH is to manage all the systems
of the unit like communications, scans, teleportation, weapons, etc. Since a Mortar
Headd draws strength from the mental interface with the Fatima, the quality of
a Fatima could determine the outcome of a battle. Less advanced Mortar Headds
do not employ Fatimas. Instead, they use a primitive form of Fatimas called Etrimls
which are without doubt, of lower grade. In any case, an Etriml equipped MH can
never defeat a Fatima equipped MH.
are usually armed with some sort of sword weapon or a beam powered swords called
spadds. Additional weapons in the form of anti-personnel lasers, bombs, missiles
or mines are usually carried by the MH. Some specialized MHs even carry surveillance
drones or even jet packs to enable them to fly short distances. Shields and veils
are also part of a MH. Some of the sheilds carry the support systems of the MH
inside them and therefore relieves the main body from too much burden. Veils are
sometimes equipped with offensive weapons such as blades to enable them to counterattack
while parrying an attack. Shields and veils are therefore not only for the Mortar
Headds' protection but also as a symbol of their prestige and power. Rarely MHs
do not carry shield. Only advanced or assault MHs are built without them.