The first documented virtual illness.
A mutation of Legionnaire's Disease, Space Sickness, or Space Lung, is a not uncommon malady of the Cosmic Era
A remarkable pilot in the Atlantic Federation Aerospace Force, the Cosmic Era incarnation of Audie Murphy
Dr. Carter is a well known (at least in academic circles) as an Indiana Jones-esque scholar of the occult and professor of pre-human culture, a Mars born swashbuckler in her youth, now a tenured and crafty acquisitionist.
The virtual police/help function of the CogNet
Formerly known as Annika Monroe of New Newark Arco #6
Also known as Komisar Dvenadtsat, or Agent 12
Also known as PPI or Brain Pumping.
The identification/passport/credit card of the Atlantic Federation/Cosmic Era
Tilde is a charismatic hume who works as a fixer for the hume commune on the dark side of the moon, setting up contracts between the commune and freelancers or mercenary agencies.
Biogenics, arcanotechnology, and post-genderism in the Cosmic Era
This is definitely going to void yer warranty, mate.
The queen of a pocket kingdom, Zora is known for her command of dark magics, fashion sense that involves using armor grade metal in dresses and bustiers, and the stark contrast of her pale skin against her blood red lips and raven dark hair.
The Cohaagen Apparatus is an illegal piece of technology used for memory manipulation.
There will come a day when mankind discovers the means to leave his solar system, to strike out into the galaxy and the myriad of stars and worlds beyond his own. There will come a great and terrible shock, because beyond that safe border, the galaxy is bright, and full of monsters
Both a sophisticated and ultimately disposable piece of spycraft, and the name of the profession of the people who use them.
The orcs love bloodsports, everyone knows that. If you go deep enough into their lands, you will find their favorite entertainment is the Talbar, the arena.
Also known as ambrosia, nectar, bio-gel, and a dozen other copyrighted and patented trade names.
also known as a clanker, metal dog, trash can
The ultra-light droid
Nearly every primitive culture has had rituals and celebrations to guarantee the proper passage of the seasons and to ensure the fertility of crops and animals. Oversight of these ceremonies was generally the provenance of local kings or priests.
Suppose that the adventurers dispatch one of these fellows. The local peasants may become hysterical, fearing famine and death will stalk the land. Alternatively, they may want one of the new heroes to become king. For a while, this can be a good thing, but the first time that the crops fail, the superstitious locals will want to sacrifice their new leader.