Galactic Gecko Armory
This style of goggles is said to be able to help you intuit your opponent's thoughts.
Sometimes the unadorned eye is all you need.
An ultraviolet light filter. Some geckos prefer how the galaxy looks that way.
Always on the lookout for danger.
A diagnostic tool, useful for quick troubleshooting.
Useful if you need to do some welding.
The cheapest type of prosthetic eye. Many racers will try to blind rival geckos, or hire other people to do it for them.
Lens flares are a pretty common risk in space. These shutter automatically in the presence of sudden bright light.
Some people have seen too much.
There's an unusual sickness called "space blindness" that affects racers who spend too much time staring into wormholes. It doesn't actually cause blindness, but it does cause a certain distinct deformity.
A look popularized by a gecko rock star, quickly adopted by the most stylish of racers.
A standard eyepiece for examining small electronics.
Some geckos just have bedroom eyes.
Some racers find it hard to relax. There are plants that help with that.
One of the simplest types of vision-enhancing lenses.
Geckos with this eye type are said to be descended from the strongest warriors.
Geckos wearing this aren't known for being gentle on the galactic relay.
Sometimes geckos will homebrew things to enhance their vision. Since these are auto mechanics, they don't do a very pretty job.
Some geckos have emergency comm gear, oxygen systems, and the like that run off solar energy, just in case. There's not a lot of light in deep space, so geckos wear these to charge up while they're planetside.
There's no place like home. Lunar colony geckos are considered socially inferior to the ones who were born on a planet proper. Some racers like to rep lunies as a matter of pride.
These shotguns are activated with a small implant in one's brain. Known to occasionally fire by mistake when a gecko is nervous (more than a few potential prom dates have been obliterated this way).
You wouldn't believe how many things can be repaired by a simple clamp. Better have some handy.
For enhancing the comm system. Useful workaround if the spaceship is older and has bad connectivity.
An ancient helmet from the days of the gecko's warrior past. The prongs were said to distract enemies and deflect blows.
Popular with the Barada, but not used exclusively by them, this is a detonation device that will kill the gecko wearing it...as well as everyone else in the vicinity. For those who truly do believe in victory or death.
For when the best weapon is a blunt object. Often used for percussive maintenance as well.
No better place to keep spare parts.
Light malfunctions on the bridge during skirmishes are best remedied with a good old-fashioned headlamp.
These collect excess plasma in the environment when traveling through certain regions of space. Useful if you want to avoid static buildup in your ship.
For geckos with bad eyesight who need to perform complicated repairs on the tiniest of electronics on their ship.
Exactly what it says on the tin.
These crystals react to light. Charge up your spaceship by going outside on a sunny planet.
For when you really, really need to listen to the big game during a race.
A fashion accessory worn by racers and their fans. The aerodynamic shape is said to represent the Relay.
Transdimensional radio system. Useful if you get stranded and your comm system isn't working.
Improves reaction times in both the Relay and in hand-to-hand combat.
If you like your spaceship so much, why don't you wear it?
Geckos sometimes add a cloth stripe to their armor for each race they've won.
Spikey Space Trash
This suit wicks off excess skin. For racers who are participating in the Relay while shedding.
The modest outfit of a lunar colonist, or simply an unpretentious gecko.
Light and breathable!
You can upgrade your computer's system, but every gecko knows that the really important system is the brain. Augmenting it is just good practice.
This is a gecko warrior traditional costume, worn since ancient times.
Good for walks on asteroid surfaces, a calming pastime for racers who need a pit stop.
A fashion style that originated on Mars.
A statement piece, with a killer touch.
These partially absorb solar rays, allowing for better visibility. They also operate as heat sources should the ship be damaged and environmental systems fail.
The hollow tubing is said to help deflect bullets.
For the gecko who wants to win and look good doing it.
A simple outfit, popular amongst Gecko pilots.
It's considered good luck by some geckos to take broken parts of their spaceship and wear them, in order to honor their service.
Eccentric geckos like wearing engine parts.
The ruff represents a high social status. Some social climbers wear them, too.
For picking up on all kinds of interstellar transmissions.
A recording device originally developed by the Martu. Used by geckos who expect they'll have dramatic last words the world needs to hear.
A fashion statement.
It's supposed to beep when there's danger, but some geckos think it just beeps at random.
A comm device. Controversial, fashion-wise. Popular among younger geckos.
Some geckos get used to the cold of deep space.
This helps vent excess heat and sweat, for geckos who heat up during the excitement of the race.
For when you want to look tough. Originally developed during the warrior age.
This is an emergency comm device in case of crash landings.
These pick up on and record the natural background noise in space. Some use it as a navigational tool, others just find it soothing.
This comm device runs off nebular power, and some geckos consider them more powerful and reliable accordingly.
A sensory enhancement. Users claim they can literally hear their engines and electronics start to malfunction, and can repair it before a problem occurs.
This automatically generates extra battery power. Handy in a pinch.
Female geckos wear these the most often, but some males do too.
An artificial ear. Hearing damage from explosions and collisions is common.
These help dampen sounds. Some geckos have sensitive ears and prefer absolute silence on the bridge.
An accessory popular among Alura, but used by a lot of geckos.
One of the more common skin tones among geckos, this type of gecko originated on their home planet of Araka.
These geckos were originally descended from warriors on Mars.
Geckos with this skin tone are known for fast healing.
A color called "galactic green", this skin tone is most common among geckos with royal blood.
Are you smiling because you won? Or is it just the thrill of the race?
There's a lot to think about when you're a racer.
These goggles contain a beam weapon that automatically locks on to the target. Unlike other weapons, these are specially designed to go through glass, and you can shoot other spaceships in the middle of the race. Technically illegal, which is why they're designed not to look like a weapon.
These display non-obtrusive holographic images For geckos who want pictures of their loved ones with them at all times. Or, more often than not, pictures of maps.
Geckos who expect to be traveling in a light-dense area - such as close to a star - use these to minimize glare and similar issues.
Winning the Interstellar Relay comes with prize money. Some geckos spend it on ostentatious eyewear.
For the paranoid gecko who's worried about planetary stranding in the case of an accident. These automatically detect edible food and potable water.
These have a hidden device that records audio and video. Useful if you want to spy.
Useful if you're ever caught in the dark. Lights are one of the first things to go if a ship has a collision or other problem, so alternate light sources are useful.
A type of artifical eye. They may not look pretty, but the technology they use gives geckos enhanced vision. Some racers even intentionally blind themselves in one or both eyes in order to use them.
This looks like a bomb, and it is a bomb - or more specifically, a hand grenade. Good to keep on you just in case you catch someone sabotaging your ship.
Some saboteurs try to blind rival geckos. It's not entirely uncommon to see racers with prosthetic eyes.
Taxidermied Space Pink
In ancient times, gecko hunters would preserve their first kill as children. On some planets, this tradition is carried on.
These create small auroras on the bridge when traveling through a solar wind. It's considered good luck when it happens - and besides, it's very pretty.
This can store energy that can give your engine an emergency turbo boost (note well: this is dangerous).
It's not a real roach, but an advanced device that helps diagnose issues with the ship's electronics.
These beings are from the gecko species' origin planet, Araka. Distantly related to the geckos but not anywhere near as intelligent, they're considered to represent the spirits of their ancestors and treated with reverence (that is, spoiled rotten).
A fashion accessory suggesting a blood relationship to the Emperor Prime and his royal family. However distant...or fabricated.
External Hard Drive
Traumatic brain injuries are common when the ship is damaged and the pilot gets thrown around the cabin. Better wear a spare.
A self-defense weapon of the most brutal kind.
Some ships run off epsilon crystals. The best place to grow them is a warm, dry environment...like a gecko's head.
The Kingly Rings are said to enhance your synapses, giving you lightning-fast reaction times.
Gathering static electricity doesn't really help you think better, and it sometimes messes up the electronics. Might just be a fashion statement, but some geckos swear by it.
For geckos who are worried they'll crash land planetside, this suit has all you need to keep you comfortable until faction rescue comes.
The Targari once developed a virus to infect the navigational systems of rival spaceships. For some reason, it gained superstitious status as ungetriddable, and people build separate bodies for them to infect so that they'll leave their ships alone (plus, they tend to have friendly personalities, and it's nice to have something to talk to).
Each of these is a hard drive containing different programs for aeronautic maneuvering. For geckos who like to tinker with their spaceship's computers. Originally invented by the Targari.
This armor has systems that allow a gecko to communicate with their spaceship's systems without leaving the bridge. Or sometimes, if they just get lonely. At least one gecko is said to have fallen in love with their spaceship through use of this system...which is especially curious, considering how strange a spaceship's personality tends to be.
Some spaceships run off epsilon crystals. They require a warm, dry environment to grow...like a gecko's body. This is considered slightly dangerous, as you need to consume enough calories and get enough sunlight to support both yourself and your crystal garden.
Geckos who distinguish themselves during training are often given these sashes.
For geckos who came from the lunar colonies, or geckos who want to show support for such, considering their status as society's underdogs.
A suit with a built-in self-defense system.
Very fancy outfit...but also practical, since this mineral has the ability to deflect beam weapons. Beam weapons are generally reserved for the Emperor Prime's military, but they're common enough in the black market and highly coveted by racers.
Body armor for geckos with a fashion sense.
For those who like to wriggle their fingers creepily while they talk, but just don't seem to have enough fingers. Also useful for pressing a lot of buttons and flipping a lot of switches at once, which is something you're going to have to do a lot during the race.
Simple, but it does the trick.
This enhancer helps geckos pick up transmissions from a large distance. It's easy to hear a ship gaining on you...and easy to figure out what they're going to do next.
For geckos who are worried the gravity stabilizers inside their spaceship will malfunction. It's hard to pilot a ship when you're floating in midair, desperately grasping the controls.
A fashion statement. Geckos from ocean planets often wear these as a symbol of home planet pride, but others have picked up the fashion.
An old warrior symbol which represents the changing of the seasons on their home planet.
A comm device originally developed on Mars - the first of its kind to make the intergalactic transmission system portable.
Ionic Flux Inhibitor
This device is used to stabilize ions in the spaceship cabin, handy when flying through certain regions of space.
These geckos are descended from warriors from the ocean planet, Barak. They were originally aquatic hunters.
Coloring common among gecko ethnicities from tropical planets.
These fierce geckos are descended from a certain tribe of hunter-gatherers. The spots helped them blend into their environment.
This sneer is considered a sign of beauty in gecko culture.
Geckos with a lot of visible teeth are considered descended from warriors who claimed many lives in their time.
Geckos are omnivorous, but traditionally preferred a carnivore's diet. They have the fangs to match.
A complex timekeeping device that allows a gecko to micromanage a race down to the millisecond. Useful for those with unheard-of reflexes who can handle that kind of rapid-fire information.
A fashion statement popular among geckos who pride themselves on their top-notch engineering skills, but also, very useful for examining small electronics when the ship needs repairs.
This eyewear allows you to see the unseen - spirits of dead racers, and a mysterious race of invisible creatures called "gremlins" that are blamed for technical malfunctions aboard racing ships.
These goggles are used to detect invisible aspects of the race such as proton streams, which can be harnessed to boost the speed of one's ship. The act of riding a solar wave is called "surfing the thermal."
These can be used to disturb the electronics of a rival ship and are popular among saboteurs. Sometimes racers hire paid saboteurs to sneak aboard enemy spaceships to even the odds during a race...but being caught interfering with the Interstellar Relay means death, and they don't come cheap.
Geckos from the ocean planet of Targarius wear these as a symbol of their homelands.
A buddy! Good for sending into other gecko's spaceships and garages for sabotage - or just good for companionship on those lonely galactic nights.
The navigational system aboard your ship works just as well. But some people like to plot their course on manual.
An unusually powerful weapon. Anyone who tries to sabotage your ship won't soon forget it. Technically contraband reserved for the Emperor Prime's military, but every gecko who can get their hands on one does anyway.
Identified Flying Object
These are children's toys. Some geckos wear them to remind themselves of their children back home; others wear them to show support for sick children. All factions love these toys, but they're particularly popular among the Alura.
Species from a planet where, due to its proximity to a black hole, time has little meaning. Some say these are hyperevolved geckos from the future and entering a symbiotic relationship with one improves your speed and reflexes - others just say they're good luck.
Pets from the cave planet of Terratoria. Responsible for cave paintings on their native planet, they often decorate the inside of their spaceship's hull using their internal ink sacs.
This fashion style is popular among the Martu but not exclusive to them. First seen worn by the royal family, it's in vogue among social climbers - and people who just like the design.
For when you really, really don't want anyone to touch you. Deflects weapons and projectiles, but also hugs.
These companions are low maintenance, and popular among racers. They have about the intelligence of a five-year-old child, and precocious ones can be taught to speak.
Eccentric geckos wear these. They claim it helps harness the innate power of the universe. Ancient gecko warriors used lit torches in a similar way.
Originally a virus designed by the Martu to damage a racer's cognitive abilities, it was modified by the Targari into a precision enhancer and some racers will deliberately infect themselves. This is an artifical environment to help cultivate the virus.
For when you don't trust your eject seat. Also useful for moonwalking on low-G planets. Whee!
Not a natural skin tone, but a full-body tattoo.
Geckos that live long enough can sometimes grow "beards."
Mixed Reality Grid
These goggles use predictive AI to simulate your opponent's next action in battle, allowing you to react before they even move. It's also useful for navigating unpredictable asteroid fields.
While they may look strange, these goggles allow a gecko to see a full light year ahead of them. It's a lot to take in, though, so some geckos with this equipment tend to get a little..touched, if they use them too often.
While it appears to be a simple diagnostic tool, Targari lore claims that use of this device allows a gecko to see into the "heart and soul" of their engine. Some claim to be able to use it to communicate in special ways with their ship.
Pet spider-crickets are sometimes kept by racers when they find them crawling around their ship, especially because they respond well to being armored. Wouldn't want anyone to step on them by accident...or on purpose.
A special kind of blowtorch, used as both a maintenance tool and, if need be, a weapon.
Worn by veterans of the Emperor's military, or in memory of a loved one who was.
Some geckos are haunted by the memories of lives that were lost during the Relay. Occasionally literally. There are ways to get rid of these...but now that the warrior age is over, superstitions have changed, and finding a gecko trained in the ancient arts of the gecko shamans is nearly impossible.
Sometimes you get stuck with babysitting duty.
These creatures can communicate telepathically. It is very rare for them to find a gecko they like, but when they bond with one, they're a friend for life.
Geckos with albinism are said to have ancestry from a tribe that lived deep underground, in the caverns of their origin planet. The Catacomb tribe was mysterious to others, and had all kinds of rumors about their abilities: for instance, that they could commune with spirits, or even speak with the stars themselves, when they cared to leave the underground.
Melanistic geckos don't often hatch. In the warrior age, they were raised as shamans from birth. Superstition still surrounds them: now they're considered blessed by the stars.
Sometimes you just need to cool down your tongue.
Initially the result of a botched Augmented mouth transplant, this set of teeth quickly became desirable to geckos constantly on the offensive.
Precision laser weapon that can lock onto and kill an enemy up to a kilometer away, provided there's a clear line of sight. Named not for the celestial body, but after the famous Targari-aligned scientist who invented them, Verno Sun.
The fire rat is an ancient symbol of wealth and success. They also keep your head warm. The royal family has the exclusive right to breed them, and they can only be sold or gifted with the permission of the Emperor Prime.
For geckos who are brave enough to try to prove their might this way, flying close enough to snag a bit of a wormhole is a feat worthy of displaying on any gecko's armor.
Sometimes when you fly through an astral phenomenon, a little piece of it comes back with you. These geckos are considered blessed.
Geckos with neon skin are said to have a special relationship with the gecko origin planet's home star. No matter how far away they are, thermal activity on the surface of the sun is mirrored on the gecko's ever-shifting skin.
Common among Barada racers and any gecko that likes hand-to-hand combat. These are expensive modifications and come at a risk of mild but chronic pain, but some geckos think it's worth it.
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