|This article is about the entire set of ceramic armour. For the upper body breastplate, see Fairweather T-500 Cuirass. For the armoured gloves, see Fairweather T-500 Gauntlets. For the armoured boots, see Fairweather T-500 Greaves. For the helmet, see Fairweather T-500 Helmet. For the thought, see Fairweather T-500.|
Fairweather T-500 ceramic armour is a type of personal armour created by Fairweather, a military contractor located in Sur-la-Clef. It uses vitreous enamel that fits snugly and redistributes incoming kinetic energy across its countless white plates The plates are designed to interlock and provide protection without sacrificing mobility, while the lightweight material ensures they can be worn with minimal discomfort. In fact, most pieces can be easily hidden under everyday clothes, with only the barely audible clicking, porcelain-like sounds indicating its presence.
In combat, the armour is practically impenetrable to conventional weapons, making the operator bulletproof. Anyone who attempts to take on such an opponent head-on would likely have better luck trying to aim for parts not covered by the armour, rather than trying to puncture the vitreous enamel. The suit of armour is prohibitively expensive: Fairweather produces them back on Mundi, in their facilities at Betancourt, and tracks each set through a serial number printed on the armour. They are usually placed beneath the heel and designate the make (Fairweather T-500 / VE) and the particular set's identification number (eg. E50.100.1000). Most purchases are made by private security, such as Krenel and suits remain in use for decades. The set issued to Ellis Kortenaer was manufactured in '42. A full set costs about four years' worth of RCM officer's wages, or ✤ 22,000.00.
Harrier Du Bois may choose to scavenge one or Find all armour pieces|all pieces]] of the set of armour that belonged to Ellis. Gathering the cuirass, gauntlets, greaves, and helmet are also necessary for completion of the Fairweather T-500 achievement.
ALICE DEMETTRIE – "Yes. The armour was produced by..." She looks at her notes. "Fairweather in their facilities in Betancourt, Sur-la-Clef, in '42."
VISUAL CALCULUS – Remember, the vitreous enamel material acts as a kinetic re-distributor. It's meant to stop bullets. Wear it, observe its properties. See if there's a *weakness* in the design.
YOU – Knock on the boot.
THE HANGED MAN – A small bell-like sound fills the air. Like tapping on the side of a porcelain cup.
- Fairweather T-500 (thought)