Wetware Technology / Science in Ethnis | World Anvil


Also known as Organic Augments, Wetware refers to any Augments made of living tissue. They are especially common in the fields of Genestruction and Body Sculpture.

A person with Wetware is called a Transmog.

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Types of Wetware

Neutralistic Wetware

Neutralistic Wetware is self-sufficient wetware with no metabolic demand on the host. These are the rarest type of Wetware, because a self-isolated Augment is better used as a standalone tool.

Parasitic Wetware

Parasitic Wetware adds additional metabolic load onto the host Transmog which cannot be denied, such as in the case of additional organs and limbs. The Host must keep up with the metabolic load or their whole body may enter a state of crisis.

Mutualistic Wetware

Mutualistic Wetware adds onto the host's metabolic load in one way while contributing to it in another. Examples of this include photosynthetic traits and Leviathan Blubber. It provides one resource in trade for another.


Wetware Catalogue

What follows is a non-exhaustive list of Augments which Characters may have. Want to ask about one, or request one? Leave us a comment!

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Dec 3, 2023 19:42 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Wetware is such a glorious name for the augments. I love the distinction between the different types. I didn't realise parasitic wetware would include stuff like artificial limbs, but I suppose that makes a lot of sense.

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Dec 3, 2023 21:17 by Ademal

When you're five days into an expedition and starving because your supplies got burned down and you're limping along on 2000 calories a day instead of the required 13000 to support all your limbs, you begin to consider if a little field-triage with a buzzsaw will increase your survival rate.

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