WormSkin Armor
WormSkin Armor icon
Type Armor
Research Object
First Found on UNN Rickenbacker
Requirements Strength: 2
Researchable Yes, Research skill: 3
Research Time 0:54 (max)
Chemicals Needed Hs @ 11,1%,
Tc @ 91,1%
Stackable No
Recycleable No
Transmutative No
Duplicative No
Summon Code worm skin
The WormSkin armor provides +20% defense bonus, +30% to both radiation and toxin resistance and increases Psionic Ability by 2 while equipped. However, the downside is that 1 Psi Point is drained every 30 seconds.

Requirements: Research level 3 with Technetium (Tc) and Hassium (Hs). It requires Strength 2 to equip.

The skin is far tougher than its biochemical makeup would suggest, and further investigation demonstrates a subtle repulsive effect that appears to be psionically generated. The fact that the effect is still active, in combination with the slowly continuing metabolic processes in the skin, indicates that the skin is in some sense still alive. Wearing the worm skin as a piece of armor will provide some physical and environmental protection, and will increase the wearer's PSI statistic. However, it will be a continuous psionic drain on the wearer to keep from being attacked and consumed by the skin.

For the O.S.A. person, it presents a significant dilemma: it makes you more powerful, but is a constant drain on your reserves. Whether that trade-off is worthwhile depends on personal play style (and on how many Psi Hypos you have saved up).

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