The colorful personality in charge of the day to day operations of the Abominable Substation
Shirley De'Agusta serves as the Chief Behavioral Specialist with Abominable Creations Lab. She is a reclusive individual, preferring the company of the Synthisaur over her co-workers.
The Parisan are a shining example of tradition and solidarity in a universe of constant change and adaptation. These Sazashi hold firm to the idea that a solid defense can trump any offense. They are honor-bound to their heritage and knightly.
The Ireheart are a race designed for the brutality of modern age combat. They were the first synthetically made human kind, after the natural creation of the Bleakheart opened humanities eyes to the possibility and need. Their bodies brim with strength.
A Character's Backstory is the result of their Sophont, Provenance, Banner, and Mantle. A Player creates their Character's Backstory during creation.
Your Sophont represents the unique features of your physiology. It confers your starting Attributes and, typically, a starting ability or two.
A Banner is a sociopolitical power, ranging from gangs in a city to intergalactic powers, and represents the society and norms enclosed within.
A Provenance is the backdrop of a character's upbringing. It contextualizes their outlook on life, and their approach to overcoming obstacles, by revealing the circumstances of their upbringing.
Your Mantle represents how you succeed or survive in the world. Mantles are a reflection of a character's capability and a player's playstyle, and marry them together.
Mecha, Orga, and Meta: The Foundations of Construction
Synthisaurs are a genetically engineered reinvention of Earths ancient dinosaurs.
The Sophont are the major species of Ethnis recognized to have sufficient self-awareness and command of the Meta.
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These prehistoric herbivores have served as the base species for a series of new Synthisaur designs. Their primary feature is the reinforced skull and spring-like neck designed for breaking bones.
Ethnis is a massive Science-Fantasy setting and a backdrop for stories woven in many mediums—including books and RPGs. This is a primer to the setting, the ongoing projects within it, and how read, play, or support it.
A marital, funerary, and natal rite of the Faecha. "I give to you my soul."
The Bleakheart is a human whose life is a tumultuous symbiotic relationship with a Selschaeus. They mutate into creatures that are a fraction of what they started, but they wield Meta like no other human can.
The Gearheart are a forced evolution of humanity designed to survive the dangers of space and colonization, specifically sub-optimal gravity, radiation, and stress.
Hydroponic technology is a crucial element in enabling long distance travel and high-population worlds. The process involves growing plants without using soil, instead using a nutrient dense mixture diluted in water.
The result of centuries of bio-engineering and Orga tech innovations, the Synthagon is among the most lucrative and dangerous products ever produced.
Cannibalites are disciples of the ways of Cannibal. They exist as a minority within the House of Sorrows but are distinct in that they tend to Anticipate the return of Cannibal rather than the arrival of irge.
Lillian Hesperides is an Justiciar Errant serving the Arm of Justice of the Jupiter Syndicate. Her primary role is as a administrator and officiator of Syndicate law traveling between Outer Worlds, and she lobbies for Infomorphic Civil Rights.
The Nasyk are the survivors of the Sazashi. They thrive where every other race flourishes and boast fantastic coordination and marksmanship.
A quick expanding gel that negates kinetic forces on anything inside.
A common way to transport people and cargo across larger Wayships. They utilize gravity plating to move goods through a series of smooth tubes. Please do not double up when riding in a gravity chute, do not try to slow yourself down.
Cradle of the Neon Gods; Headstone of the Cathartic Army
A little pill to set your day (or night) into full swing. Swing is a drug developed for the military to stave off combat stress. To drive down the prices, the producing company released a weaker version on the civilian market as a party drug.
Virtual Intelligence of Sophilect Capacity
A Character's Tribes are the subgroups they belong to. They are ethnic groupings drawn along lines of Provenance, Kind, and Banner, as well as many other circumstances. A Character belongs to many Tribes.
A fire. A people. Obliteration
Regeneration sickness is the natural result of the mistakes made during regeneration adding up overtime. It results in cancerous growths, pains, strain, and organ malfunction.
Affinities are unique items that can bend or outright break reality in ways both mundane and fantastic. How they work, is a mystery to all.
A gruesome addiction, a brutal affliction
The Aen are an intelligent race of Sazashi who wield superb minds. They were designed to improve, and they constantly strive to do just that.
A mysterious figure who roams the alleys of Somnolent Planets, converting those who have known true sorrow.
A station designed to dock, block, and defend a quarantined Wayhall portal.
A small mole species native to the glaciers of Jhoutai. They get their name from the pitfalls they dig to capture their prey.
Programmable scents designed to influence the emotions of animals and people alike.
Sanity's relative, and memory in flux.
Non-Person Characters are holograms with simplistic AI
The Banner of The Federation of Free Planets - "Each Planet its own, for the good of the whole."
An Actor for every scene.
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Seven well-known and well-regarded members from across the other Banners announced themselves as the Leisures of Desire and pledged their allegiance to Lady Desire. They departed their Banners, taking from them supplies that Desire called for; ships, weapons, information, and even entire organizations changed hands without warning, dealing a painful blow felt throughout the Banners.
Kyzan is born to a large tribe in the northern vertebrae of the Lukradean Spine mountain range.
The Sazashi nations under as a Banner.
At the end of the Rebalancing the first ValuSelu pact is signed—an agreement for many of the Sazashi nations to aid each other in rebuilding.
2nd Valuselu Pact signed between King Clasnithra Illithra Khandea and Grandmaster Setejnius is signed, joining Aempis and Valuserrh into a political union.
Aranare ash Lueapherdishea gains popularity when a vessel sank and three engineers trapped below deck transmitted their morbid, playful Aranare ash Lueapherdishea before perishing.
Proudly Sung dies, crushed by her cruiser vessel due to a faulty landing position.
Kyzan returns from the dead, the first Undead, claiming to have looked into the eye of the creator. He rises, strikes down those Amir who remain at his execution site, and frees his generals.
Proudly Sung's Dupe achieves autonomy and Emerges into Sophonce, becoming the first Icon.
Kyzan gathers the Azukenda, their warriors, and their Families, and personally executes all of them via a Red Baptism which takes several days to complete. He is tireless.
Kyzan writes an Edict that all cross-species Verin offspring are to be killed, and that the sentence for their parents is a Red Baptism.
Kyzan unites the Faeo clans of the north under the common banner of organizing against the other Verin races.
Kyzan forms the Kyzanate, a feudal empire which he reigns over with an iron fist and draconian laws. Smaller outlying tribes who do not bend the knee are killed.
During which Kyzan hunts and kills all members of the Amir
"...and in this you repent for furthering your own weak bloodline," Kyzan snarled, hand firm on the Amir Chief's neck as he held her submerged in the still-hot wine of her children's veins. She thrashed and fought, but it was only in the utter cessation of her movement that he let her go.
Something in the Higher Div Bans bores into Vannik's mind, overwhelms him, and pushes him to kill himself.
The King of Limbs succumbs entirely to his hunger and eats Immuena alive while Allarah, still joined with his mind, witnesses firsthand his perspective.
Lady Venistasia holds a feast for the Envoys to welcome them to Saumai and give them a goal.
A Banner-neutral habitat lands in the middle of the Tempestasa Valley. Signalling the "Day 1" of the Campaign.
A Somnolent Funded Habitat lands at the southern mouth of the Tempestasa Valley.
This is the Era in which the Verin and Humanity transition from beast to Sophont.