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Bastole

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bastole
General and Technical Data

Code name: Bastole
Unit type:
 limited production aura battler
Manufacturer: House Drake
Operator: House Drake
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 9.4 meters
Weight: 7.1 Luft tons
Armor materials: bio-armor (gatder carapace and kamai-lug shell)
Performance: cruising speed 210 rill; maximum speed 320 rill
Aura conversion performance: 1.0
Aura power: 5 aura (basic, later upgraded to 9 aura); 12 aura (max level)
Fixed armaments: 2 x cable talon, mounted on wrists; sword, stored on backpack, hand-carried in use; 4-barrel auto cannon, mounted on left arm; aura beam launcher

Technical and Historical Notes

As Drake Luft prepared to conquer Byston Well, Shot Weapon continued to develop newer, more powerful aura battlers. The prototype aura battler Bastole was completed just before Drake began his rebellion against his liege lord King Furaon Elf of the Kingdom of Ah. The Bastole featured a new aura amplifier designed by Shot which allowed native Byston Wellers to pilot aura battlers as well as Upper Earth people. The Bastole was armed with various weapons, including a sword, extendable cable talons, an auto cannon and a beam launcher. The prototype unit was given to Drake Army soldier Garalia Nyamhee during the battle to capture Elf Castle. During a battle with Shou Zama’s Dunbine, a high amount of aura power was unleashed, which opened the Aura Road and transported both units to Tokyo, Japan on Upper Earth. Aura power was significantly stronger on Upper Earth, and the collateral damage caused by Garalia’s initial attack killed more than 300,000 people. Garalia’s Bastole was later destroyed while attempting to return to Byston Well with Shou. An upgraded version of the Bastole was later produced in limited numbers. This Bastole unit was commanded by Upper Earth engineer turned pilot Zet Light after the conflict moved to Upper Earth.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Garalia Nyamhee, Zet Light
First appearance: Aura Battler Dunbine
Original mechanical designer(s): Hidetoshi Ohmori (principal design), Yutaka Izubuchi (cleanup)

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Dunbine Info


Director:
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Minoru Yokitani
Yoshiji Watanabe

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazutaka Miyatake
Yutaka Izubuchi
Tomonori Kogawa
Hidetoshi Ohmori

Character Designer:
Tomonori Kogawa

Musical Composer:
Katsuhiro Tsubonou

Format:
49 episodes

Airdates:
Japan 02.05.1983 – 01.21.1984

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