Glass Casket | E. Christopher Clark

Glass Casket

Glass Caskets in Eden are cryonic pods used for the preservation of sapient beings suffering from terminal illnesses, a task undertaken in the hope that a cure for said illnesses will one day be found. A dwarven invention, the technology was first tested on Sadie Winters in the year 140.

 

Construction

A mattress and pillow sit atop a complicated temperature regulation system and beneath a canopy of translucent triple-paned glass. The entire device is designed to appear as a spartan but beautiful coffin.

 

Abilities

Each casket is capable of preserving a single person in the cryostasis in perpetuity, so long as power remains uninterrupted.

 

Cost

After being woken from cryosleep and cured of whatever was ailing them, glass casket survivors are plagued by cold flashes for the remainder of their lives.

 

Limitations

Each casket requires a substantial amount of uninterrupted power. This was a particular challenge in the preservation of Sadie Winters, given that she took ill in the technology-fearing Edenian South—where any electricity was scarce, let alone the uninterrupted kind.

 

As such, the dwarves rigged Winters’ casket to run on a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal energy.

Creators
The Seven Dwarves
Item type
Storage

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Feb 9, 2024 22:22 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

'... glass casket survivors are plagued by cold flashes for the remainder of their lives.' Ugh, horrible. I can't imagine anything worse.   Great idea!

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Feb 10, 2024 00:36 by E. Christopher Clark

Thanks! I don't think I would've come up with that except for Janet's excellent tip about making sure all magic (or technology, in this case) has limitations.

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Feb 13, 2024 17:50 by Chris L

These are (literally) cool! Reminds me of the stasis pods I came up with last Summer Camp!


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Feb 13, 2024 22:39 by E. Christopher Clark

Ooh, I can't remember if I read about those. Will have to go check them out.

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