"When we presented the preliminary drafts for CP-06 the project was an instant success with the board.
Since the Lyra conflict -and the fuel embargo- large cyborgs became inefficient and expensive…
All our heavy duty models were gathering dust in warehouses, so we had to change our whole design philosophy completely.
Three years ago, we got the chance we needed:
Our most prominent client during the war -the Ord Republicans- wanted to end hostilities with the Relth before their government went bancrupt. Thus we looked in new directions and offered them a subtler solution: assassin cyborgs, that would take out the Relth ruling elite.
Compactness, speed, excellent maneuverability and low energy consumption already made CP-06 a perfect candidate. But there was more to him: The base creature -a ghalli centipede- produced an extremely effective hemolytic toxin, which would make its attacks deadly despite his size.
Nine development months and three million Ordin Dollars later, Phaethon and Partners bioMechaniks™ created one of the greatest blunders of the Lyra wars. It turned out that the effect of the g-modified creature's toxin on humans was acute and and severe….itching.
We lost our client, were sued, damaged our reputation, and as a side bonus started the era of corporate biological warfare all by ourselves.
Since then, prototype CP-06 (who I call Ceepee) lives as a pet in my office…constantly harassing my visitors. His murderous idiosyncrasy and huge inferiority complex make quite the combination. The only things that cheer him up are aquariums and muffins.
Please don't ask why."
My pet centipede Cyborg finally got his paintjob done. Check previous entry for the unpainted version, and info on how he was made