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Dunbine

 

Dunbine

 

General and Technical Data

 

Code name: Dunbine
Unit type:
prototype aura battler
Manufacturer: House Drake
Operator(s): House Drake; Shou Zama
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 6.9 meters
Weight: 4.4 Luft tons
Armor materials: bio-armor (gatder carapace and kamai-lug shell)
Performance: cruising speed 200 rill; maximum speed 280 rill
Aura conversion performance:
0.92
Aura power: 10 aura (basic); 16 aura (max level after upgrade)
Fixed armaments: 10 x cable talon, mounted on hands and feet, sword, stored on backpack, hand-carried in use; 4-barrel auto cannon, mounted on left arm

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The alliance between the ambitious Drake Luft and Earth citizens Shot Weapon and Zet Light yields many aura battlers, including the prototype Dunbine ('guardian of House Luft' in Byston Well's language). The Dunbine's light weight increases its speed, making it considerably faster than Drake's mass produced Drumlo aura battler. The Dunbine's basic armament consists of a sword, but it is also equipped with cable talons on its hands and feet which can be used for grappling attacks in battle. The Dunbine is also equipped with a 4-barrel auto cannon, mounted on the left arm. Because the aura power on Upper Earth is greater than that of Byston Well, people from Upper Earth are the best choices to pilot aura battlers. Only three Dunbine units are produced due to their aura power requirements. Drake uses the Ferario being Silkie Mau to open the Aura Road and kidnap three people from Upper Earth: Japanese citizen Shou Zama, Russian Tokamk Robskiy and American Todd Guinness.

 

Tokamk's unit is destroyed during his first sortie, and Todd's is damaged beyond repair and abandoned behind enemy lines. Shou serves as a willing pilot for Drake, though he has trouble getting along with Todd and Bern Bunnings. After encountering Upper Earth citizen Marvel Frozen and fighting her aura battler Dana O'Shee, Shou realizes that Drake is an evil man intent on conquering Byston Well. Shou switches sides and joins the rebel ship Zelana, commanded by the noble Nie Given. Shou's incredible aura powers make the Dunbine a force to be feared, and his ever-increasing skills seal his rivalries with Todd and Bern. During a fierce battle with enemy pilot Garalia Nyamhee, the Aura Road accidentally opens, dropping the both of them in Tokyo, Japan. As their battle continues, Shou is shocked to discover that a single missile from an aura battler has the power to kill tens of thousands on Upper Earth. As Drake conquers more kingdoms across Byston Well, he develops more aura battlers which prove to be quite a match for the Dunbine. At the battle where the Kingdom of Lao is conquered, Shou receives the new transforming Billbine as a replacement for the damaged Dunbine. Afterwards, the Dunbine is upgraded and passed on to Marvel. After the Ferarios move the conflict to Upper Earth, the Dunbine remains in service as Marvel's aura battler until it is destroyed in the final battle.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shou Zama, Marvel Frozen, Todd Guinness, Tokamk Robskiy
Appearances: Aura Battler Dunbine
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazutaka Miyatake (principal design), Yutaka Izubuchi (cleanup)

 

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