It was Never My Cowl (CVnU one-shot™)

"Time to let old things die."

The Cowl of the Count (Retired costume)
2009 variant
2009 variant

Digital Lenses & Visors -Deprecation Perception - Because of the Ivory Owl ingenuity, the extensive vanguard of visual versatility contained within the Strix's armors are a paradigm of extrasensory proficiency. Which has engineered his ability to perceive stress points, fracture planes, and or weaknesses in objects or people. Which, by applying substantial force and pressure through strikes to the weak points or fractal faults, can down enemies far outside his class or break seemingly invincible objects.

Negative Lenses - All of the Ghostshell's cowls and battle suites offer the benefits of specialized lenses.The hybrid feature enable theextrapolation of his retinal image size amplifying his sight. Honing his focus with sensationalized magnification and precise focus.

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Nocturnal Vision - Extremely sensitive and innovative synthetic rod receptors have been manufactured maturated to grant a level of night time vision due to the neural mechanisms which mediate the extraction of spatial information gathered from the retinal image throughout the nocturnal luminance range. These mechanisms are only able to function due to the large sized retinal imaging permitting the nocturnal function in the vision of the Strix's masks and helmets. Due to large posterior nodal distance; retinal image brightness is only maximized within a secondary neural function. These optical upgrades of nocturnal perception are far superior to that of most nocturnal creatures.

Positive Cornea -Impressively, despite the fact that the digital lenses are negative, the snaked eyed cornea's of the suit are positive. Forming a deviated outward convex responsible for the extreme exaggeration of his visions focusing precision which also allows for an unbelievably advanced resolution of sight in a narrow field of vision

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Monocular Focusing -The engineered amalgamation of negative lenses and positive corneas endow the outlawed martial artist's field of vision with accurate focusing by corneal accommodation. Manipulating the corneal accommodation of depth perception is a genetic trait shared by only one other species on the planet to focus with monocular vision. As both eyes are primarily independent, the eye that first detects targets, danger, and or, opponents, will guide accommodation in the other eye. So advanced are the corneal accommodations, they can be coupled. Coupled vision meaning that both eyes independently can focus on the same object. When scanning the environment and in judging distance, vision and accommodation are uncoupled letting the eyes focus on different objects such as the environment and an opponent which grants unprecedented situational awareness far beyond the scope of any normal human being. Immediately before launching a strike the accommodation in both eyes can be coupled allowing them to focus independently on a specific area or uncoupled, allowing Ishmael to strike at an area while simultaneously aware of a de-evolving landscape, incoming attacks from varying other angles, or executing concurrently thrown strikes with ambidextrous authentication.

Vestibulo-ocular Reflex -Designed by the Ghostshell's over-watch assistant, Ms. Crix, Vestibulo-ocular Reflex (or VOR), is the primary resource for the stabilization of images on the retina during head movement. In order to accomplish this, the movement of the eyes is opposite the direction of the head and in doing so preserves the image in the in the center of the field of vision. An advanced semicircular canal which is primarily responsible for the reflexes attributed to the responses of acceleration, grant the Ghostshell the ability to move and react at near-superhuman speeds while maintaining near-peerless reactionary timing. Heightened neck muscles and a uniquely developed otolith organ mediate the acrobatic assassins magnificent displays of balance.

Somewhere beneath Gothic City

"Soooo, whats she like? She sounds pretty. Is she pretty? I bet she's pretty. she smart? She sounds smart, I bet she's really smart. She has to be really smart cause she's a doctor AND a Knightfall. Arent they all really smart? Yeah she's smart."

Ishmael said nothing. Instead he remained relaxed though disinterestedly silent with his arms folded across his chest

"Get to it Crixy. You called this little get together, so,"

un-tucking one hand for a moment before sliding it back into its previous position of subliminal postural power

"OH! Right, right sorry. I've been toying around with the previous specs. I've chipped and sculpted down your....his?... look? into a more form-fitting sheath of segmented aerodynamic protection. Your suit can now biodigitally generate superior kinetic force and in turn, trigger your fully optimized reactionary speed and enhanced some baseline physical attributes. Thanks to some of my own software, your new suit can translate external stimuli into your own accelerated speed. There's new Grip Feet; and I replaced your old grapnel system with a Quickflip tactical wrist grapnel. High-strain synthetic Aerthrium wire. As you requested I removed the cape and installed a back mounted Ion K12 Carbolitium Katana too."

1st prototype
1st prototype

the young techo mutant smiled with a sense of accomplishment as she watched Ishmael skeptically examine the possible replacement for his suit. A design made famous by countless others but historically so by one

"But here's where thing's get really cool. Check this out."

drawing the Ghostshell's attention to the obvious exclusion of the left'tsided eye-port

"The sheer fabric is just the initial layer, but beneath the mask the entire right side is a NEO digital sheath. Think of it as an internal optical cyclonic HUD. Your vision will balance out thanks to some genius biocosmetic tinkering. Your welcome. This should help filter out some of the visual noise you've been experiencing since...well, you know. But I more nose bleeds."

"No more nose bleeds."

Rubbing his chin, smirking with genuine satisfaction striding his fingers along the urban combat uniform's sharp lines and impressive contours, Ishmael parroted his young assistant

The specifics could be gone over later. No doubt Sequiter Crix had a data farm's worth of digitally backed-up information locked away. If no where else then deep within her genetically advanced mutant mind. It was the look that spoke to the inspired Strix. It was time to break away from the Knightfall inspired homage. Now more then ever, especially if he was going to take up an alliance alongside the reality displaced Knightfall Saint. A constant reminder of his failure and her brother's death could serve neither one of them very well.

"Well done kid. Well done."