A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars is the 1st in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom sequence. This technology fiction planetary romance, packed filled with harmful feats and swordplay, is decided on a loss of life Mars. It went directly to encourage a number of the nice imaginations, between them Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury and Carl Sagan. Civil battle veteran John Carter is without notice transported to Barsoom, the planet we name Mars, and unearths with the weaker gravity that he has super-human energy. In wrestle he unearths recognize and belonging with the Tharks, an competitive race of eco-friendly four-armed nomads. but if the Tharks seize the human-like Dejah Thoris, Carter feels the necessity to support this gorgeous princess of Mars.

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Suddenly appearing, as if stepping out from nowhere, a Stealth Team unleashes a hail of gunfire to cripple or eliminate their selected targets. The key to Stealth Teams is the technology behind their XV1 5 and XV25 Stealth battlesuits. Only slightly more bulky than the armour worn by Fire Warriors, these 'Stealth suits' have integral stealth field generators that project from nodes situated about the body armour. They surround their bearer with a distortion effect that plays havoc with a full spectrum of light and confounds other detection devices, allowing warriors wearing such armour to move untracked, blending in with their surrounding environment.

By infiltrating the battlefield, they can also activate homing beacons or positional relays - bringing reinforcements to the fray with greater precision. Some teams also carry a few rail rifles - especially useful against power armoured infantry. An even more recent addition to the Pathfinder's arsenal is the ion rifle. Able to fire in two distinct modes, the ion rifle can vaporise light vehicles, but is unstable when J overcharged. Many Pathfinder shas'uis employ drones, and in the Third Sphere Expansion, new variants specially designed to assist Pathfinder Teams have been developed.

For some, this is a practical realisation that the tactical versatility required by Crisis or Stealth Teams eludes them; for others, it is simply a preference to remain squarely situated with the heart of any Tau gunline. Fire blades are the most grizzled and seasoned Fire Warriors of their cadre, whose skill at the Fire Warrior's art of battle leads them to eschew battlesuit technology. They are excellent field leaders and their long experience has taught them exactly where to place shots to maximise damage.

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