|First Appearance||R-Type Command|
|Primary User||Space Corps|
History and Capability:
THE FOLLOWING IS MERELY SPECULATED HISTORY BASED ON GAME EVENTS. THESE ARE NOT CONFIRMED BY IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS FAN INFORMATION.
The Athenae was part of an extensive development during the designing of the Artificial Star. It first was merely designed as a large super-computer. This computer was designed to handle the primary systems of the Artificial Star, which included Life Support, Artificial Gravity, Energy distribution, emergency systems, and quarantine protocols. However the memory was only large enough to handle these systems and a few defensive features such as the Aegis missile sattelites surrounding the station. All other defensive weapons and systems had to be used manually. This required a large crew to handle all the defensive batteries.
The funding into even this was extremely large, and the effort put into it was exhausting. They implimented the super computer into a large Nuclear Fusion generator that was capable of supplying enough energy to run life support, and the energy needed to support weapons and defense systems. When not in battle the solar panels underneath the outer shell would flip up and store reserve solar energy for other purposes to provide a comfortable enviroment inside the station.
The Athenae was provided with human backup support in the event that the Athenae would malfunction and be unable to operate the systems it is put in charge of. Unforunately, the Athenae was destroyed weeks before the Bydo Homecoming Event. Designers were saddened to hear of its loss.
It was rumored that secret designs for an improved station and improved Athenae were being made for some sort of occasion, but this isn't confirmed.
UFX-PnCr Athenae -Fortress Core-
The core of the artificial star that dispenses orders and energy to the entire defense mechanism.
- Athenae is a less common translation of Athena, the greek godess of wisdom and war
- The Athenae resembles the Main Reactor of the Death Star II slightly.
- The Aegis Missile Sattelites are based on Athena's shield, named Aegis.