Written by Ademal

CommLinks (Comms) are the ubiquitous method of communication throughout Ethnis. They can operate within a network or peer to peer, and can store and transfer massive amounts of data.


The basic features of any Comm are: first person live streaming video, music sharing, group gaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, and chat.   Either via purchase, hacking, or implant, users can also acquire Sensate, Grist, 3rd person live streaming (via drone), development ironClad interface, and more.


What are you to do when you can't even trust your own eyes?
  One of the greatest fears around Comms is having them hacked. A hacked comm means being unable to trust your own senses. Things may be added-to or hidden from your environment against your consent, essentially resulting in you, the weared, being hacked.  
You heard of them CommGhosts? Oh come on, don't look at me like that. You know they gotta be real. Seen one myself! Walked right through a crowd of people unseen. Only reason I saw him is I don't have a Comm Implant. He saw me looking at him and just... stopped and stared at me. Made my blood run cold. I had to pretend I was just staring at the wall behind him, thinkin.
— Conspiracy Theorist.


Item type
Electronic / Cybernetic


Most Comms are implanted into the ears and corneas, but more security-minded folks opt to have them as an external, removable component so that they can remove them and test their natural senses against something perceived.


Author's Notes


Summer Camp Prompt 23

Describe the functions and uses of a commonplace item in your world.

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