MERLIN: EXCALIBUR & PENDRAGON - WEAPONS

 

 

SEE THE CAPTAIN'S LOG OR RETURN TO BASE

 

 

 

 

 

The Elizabeth Swann cruising along the Amazon to Manaus, the local militia unaware of her capabilities 

 

 

The Elizabeth Swann is a high-value vessel, loaded with juicy tech, that makes her a target for modern pirates, and even underhanded government agencies. With many wealthy persons looking to live longer, desirous of the DNA decoder, made famous when Pope Peter Benedict is cured of cancer, some of the less scrupulous billionaires, also try to steal the ship. For this reason, the designer of the vessel, Professor Douglas Storm, included a tazer (taser) system and a laser system, working in tandem and coordinated by 'Merlin' the advanced warning and targeting system.

 

The onboard lazer cannon system is called 'Excalibur,' a kind of modern sword, or light sabre, that in the correct conditions, can penetrate the hull of a marauding pirate boat (or other unwelcome guests), if all other warnings fail to deter. The tazer system is called 'Pendragon,' after the legendary King Arthur, named by George Franks, Professor Storm's friend. Should any unwelcome visitors seek to board the Swann, they will get a shocking reception, making them want to disembark very quickly. As any pirates or other uninvited guests persist, the level of pain increases, until, finally, they might be rendered unconscious. In all cases the authorities are alerted. Unless, it is the local authorities seeking to board. When an international distress signal is sent.

 

This system can operate independently of Hal, the onboard AI, but works even better in combination with the artificially intelligent assessment of the situation.

 

The 'Elizabeth Swann' is a solar assisted, hydrogen powered ship that is thought to be the fastest in the world, and the most advanced technologically. She was inspired by the character, Elizabeth Swann, in the Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies, (played by Keira Knightley). Though, we know of a lady of the same name who lives in England.

 

The Swann is equipped with a stunning array of ocean instruments, that makes her invaluable for underwater surveys and other surface marine tasks, under the command of her rugged ocean conservationist captain: John Storm. A man of many talents, who becomes physically and mentally enhanced during his adventures.

 

The Elizabeth Swann is autonomously piloted by Captain Nemo, named after the Captain of the Nautilus in Jules Verne's classic: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. A stand alone unmanned navigation system. 

 

 

 

 

John Storm rescues a giant humpabck whale and her calf          A religious Nazi sect plan to reincarnate Cleopatra                           

 

 

 
 

 

  MERLIN IS THE SWANN'S WEAPONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, INCLUDING EXCALIBUR, A LAZER CANNON AND PENDRAGON, A TAZER SYSTEM - LINKED TO HAL THE AI SUPERCOMPUTER SHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - MOVIE SCRIPTS & GRAPHIC NOVEL FRANCHISE

 

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