Coat Of Mysterious Circuitry

Item

Image Circutecoat.jpg
Description The integrated circuitry throughout this trenchcoat is amazingly complex, but unfortunately doesn't seem to come with an instruction manual. There are some scraps of paper someone left in the pockets, but they don't really make any more sense than the circuitry.

The material surrounding the circuits is bullet-resistant, if not "bulletproof," and surprisingly flexible for that. That said, protection definitely isn't its primary function… it's obviously intended to interface with computers somehow, but you don't have much to go on.
Type Shirt (Usable) (Trenchcoat)
Effects +2 Ranged Defense
Slightly Increases Chance of Computer Encounters

Sources

Zack's House of Coins, originally available in season 19 for 2 unearthly coins

Uses

When used:

It's obvious this coat is withholding some secrets from you. Unfortunately, the notes shoved into its pockets are cryptic at best.

If you have previously downgraded a coat of strange circuitry:

You wire your communications through the coat.

You found: coat of strange circuitry

Or, if you have previously downgraded from a coat of defensive circuitry:

You wire into the coat, quickly reacclimatizing to its touch.

You found: coat of defensive circuitry

Or, if you have previously downgraded from a coat of masterful circuitry:

You wire back into the coat. Its circuits dance at your masterful touch.

You found: coat of masterful circuitry

Ancient Vaults

When hacking University Net, Shipping Drone Net or Midgard Relay Net sites, some of them will have additional hidden routines show up with the coat. A Cyberserpent guarding an Ancient Vault is added to the deepest level of defense. The Ancient Vault can give links to gothic ruins net sites.

When these sites show up, the following text is added to the encounter message:

You recognize something in the signal that reminds you of the notes in your coat pockets.

Or, if you have upgraded to the coat of masterful circuitry:

You recognize some of Roy's handiwork in the signal.

There does not appear to be any message for sites coming from your Net list, though they can have Cyberserpents/Ancient Vaults too.

Upgraded coats

Item Bonuses How to optain
coat of mysterious circuitry +2 Ranged Defense
+1 Chance of Computer Encounters
(default)
coat of strange circuitry +2 Ranged Defense
+2 Hardening
+1 Chance of Computer Encounters
1 offboard attack die program
Investigate ancient vault on a university net site
coat of defensive circuitry +2 Evasion Power
+3 Ranged Defense
+3 Hardening
+1 Chance of Computer Encounters
1 offboard attack die program
Investigate ancient vault on a gothic net site
coat of masterful circuitry +3 Evasion Power
+3 Ranged Defense
+5 Hardening
+1 Chance of Computer Encounters
1 improved offboard attack die program
Get the Pale Swordsman to cut you with no hardening, neural link active, and ??? (needs more spading)

Staring Programs

The Ancient Vault at Roy's One Stop contains staring code, which can be made into various programs.

Program P M Functions Other Effects
staring blade program 1 3 reforgesword.jpgreforgesword.jpgcrashscript.jpgcrashscript.jpgbasicfiltering.jpgmanualsearch.jpg +3 Fire Power With Eclipse
(Hidden: +3 more when you don't have a weapon equipped)
staring eye program 1 3 reforgeorb.jpgreforgeorb.jpgbrowsedisk.jpgbrowsedisk.jpgbasicfiltering.jpgdirectcommand.jpg +3 Etheric Power With Eclipse
(Hidden: +3 more when you don't have an offhand equipped)
staring gauntlet program 1 3 reforgegauntlet.jpgreforgegauntlet.jpgadjustablecommand.jpgadjustablecommand.jpgbasicfiltering.jpgdirectcommand.jpg +3 Stealth Power With Eclipse
(Hidden: +3 more when you don't have a weapon equipped)
staring shield program 1 3 reforgeshield.jpgreforgeshield.jpgbasicfiltering.jpgbasicfiltering.jpgdirectcommand.jpgmanualsearch.jpg +3 Evasion Power With Eclipse
(Hidden: +3 more when you don't have an offhand equipped)

Avatar

Successfully using Command on a Pale Swordsman (found on some gothic ruins net sites) after wearing him down sufficiently grants the Student of Roy avatar.

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Hammer25.jpg This item is not a component for any kind of crafting.
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GoldCoins.jpg This item cannot be added to a gang stash.
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