|Linden grid account joey.rubanis
|Port of origin Unknown
|Name 'Rush X'
|Model Custom-built Fenrir companion mech.
|Serial number 27-2713 (Not registered with Eisa network)
|Manufacturer (No manufacturer)
|Date of manufacture 1993-12-17
When it was found, the Rush model had been sitting in a scrapyard, despite it being a fan project. At first, it was concluded that perhaps the creator had questioned the legality of what he, or she, was doing, but upon closer inspection, the robotic dog had a weapon system on it's back, indicating at some point, it had been used as a weapon, rather than fan dedication, which further trivialized it's legal status, as if the illegal controller wasn't enough. Authorities then decided to power it on to run tests, and see if it was of any danger.
As it turns out, however, the robot dog was far from what the authorities had expected. What they got was a playful, loyal robot puppy, who seemed to only use it's weapon system on command, and, more surprisingly, did not wish to do harm to innocent life. But as the tests went on, the real reason it was scrapped was revealed - the controller it had was faulty and defective, and had, on more than one occasion, started an electrical fire. This confirmed suspicion that the controller was not just a black market item, but a bootleg, with improper wiring, and cheap parts, though, functionally, it looked and acted the part up until the glitches and burning wires.
Along with that, authorities have managed to find the source of the robot dog though archives - It was, for certain, based off a video game franchise, but had the design of another franchise, so, possibly, it was a 'tribute' to two games. Seeing no harm in the robot dog, other than the weapon systems, which was confirmed to be more of a self-defensive measure, and the faulty controller, the dog was sent to Eisa to be properly fitted, legalized, and put in store for 'adoption'.
Personality subsystems have been reset, so the dog's behavior can be customized for it's owner, and modified on the fly, which seems to make it much, much desirable for humans or machines who wanted all the joy of a pet, without the mess... Other than the potential for chewed belongings, unless the teeth could be replaced with plastic alternatives. last updated: 2017-08-07 22:45:34