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.
A quick expanding gel that negates kinetic forces on anything inside.
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.
Lume Holographic tattoos are common glowing skin decorations. Lambent bacteria is injected into the dermis—it glows in low or blacklights, and comes in the full spectrum of colors.
A Somme translated from Revelations thought to foretell of Desire (or perhaps which Inspired her), and which may hold hints to her secrets and her future defeat at the hands of the Somnolent.
A 250-year intergalactic dark-age which began with the closure of the WayHall and ended with the economic recovery of the Banners and the beginning of the Reclamation era.
The Sommelier of Sorrow. The Angel of Angst. The answer to all your joys. | Gabriel was an Angel stationed at The Crucible before he was excommunicated from Somnacy for consorting with Sorrows to obtain Glisterwax for use in torture.
An Affinity Gravity Blade with a chrome-white blade and a golden handle. It is married to the Undaunted ruler Akshaya, and is named for its ability to detect and kill Monoliths.
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The CEOs of the most powerful companies in the Jupiter Syndicate. They convene to vote on all affairs from workforce strikes to military actions.
A Mausoleum dedicated to a Parisan lineage, as well as documentation as to each family members greatest achievements.
The Somnancy is one of the few Banners that always offers a home for Bleakhearts, though they are often typecast into metaphysical roles.
Garb is a general term for clothing, armor, and Raiments. There are many logistic concerns around garb, especially concerning retrofitting garb between Sophonts.
The Grandmaster of Light is a leader the ValuSelu Pact. It is a position of extreme power--both politically and physically. Although the Grandmaster is always a powerful person, they are surrounded by powerful people and so are not above reproach.
The mystery, Euphraesthi—who is either the dormant Sovereign who watches from the shadows or the martyr who fell during the Sazashi revolution. She's known as the mother of Sazashi, and it's fiercest protector.
Niko Maxim is the partner of Kona Helmshigh, he served as assistant engineer of Riss Modi aboard The Jupiter Message. He is a master engineer, specializing in micro-mechanics and Mecha material.
The PIG is a toolkit for creating, modifying, and taking apart Orga tech
Akshaya Mahima is the Queen of Distra. She rules the Undaunted and heads the infantry of The Federation of Free Planets, as much an inspiration to it as a leader.
Mantras are phrases which reflect a character's beliefs. They weave together to form a portrait of the characters morality and personality. In the RPGs, Mantras are fulfilled and invoked to trigger certain Abilities.
An onomatopoetic language of mimicry created by the Hiserabi to confuse predators and prey; the basis of Sazasharanare and the root language of the Sazashi Revolution
Tea has a large place in Ethnis
Members of the Apple of Purity are a quasi-ascetic subgroup of Hedonites which focus more of nourishment of the mind and the pursuit of freedom rather than overindulgence. They focus on mental pleasure over physical.
A series of restaurants owned by legendary chef, Dartesi.
The Uplift Drop is phenomenon almost universally reported by any Sophontist who Uplifts a creature to full Sophonce, and is cited, legally and ethnically, as one of the reasons to stop Uplifting at the upper end of Sentient.
The super unit of the Syndicate, these massive machinations are designed specifically to take down other Banners super units.
An Affinity rifle that grows in power when the user is in more and more dire situations.
Monoliths are Sophont who have achieved such a level of mastery over some skill—anything from the mundane to the metaphysic to the fantastic—that they Transcend into a higher state of being, will, and power.
The normal rules for responsibly terraforming new celestial bodies.
Also known as the 1st Perdurian Volunteer Fleet, the Meteor Riders are some of the best pilots in the Universe.
A dangerous and practical Affinity. A Shovel with immense meta abilities.
The process of genetically growing ingredients for cooking
A short-lasting inhaled stimulant popular in athletics and raves.
A day of pride for the Sazashi people, which involves a military parade, a day of Akjhe, and a day of games.
Gravity blades are ValuSelu Pact specialty weapons which can trigger localized fluctuations in gravity. They require immense power to maintain, and are entrusted only to veteran Monoliths in the military.
A term which describes the different types of Sophont sub-species within Ethnis, distinct from the concept of race in that it is purely physiological and avoids ties of species to culture.
The trade and customs hub of the Perduro system crafted from the hollowed out husk of a asteroid.
Controllable extensions of the Soul which Humans alone can create and control.
A pricey and reputable alcohol brewed in Valdutan
An experience-enhancing drug which heightens the intensity of the consumers senses, often making them more aware of the less traditional senses such as time, proprioception, equilibrioception, and magnetoception.
The Bloodied Fangs of the Glaciers
A Sazashi-exclusive Tribe within the Church of the Somnolent, derived from Dreamers, which is characterized by its denial of common Sazashi customs in favor of accepting a Dreamer-oriented lifestyle.
A critical power generation technology for smaller or more isolated worlds.