This is a neat concept for the Trek universe. I wonder if other civilizations in the Delta Quandrant or beyond try to follow the Selan example and become distasteful to the Borg.
It's not clear in the text: are the Selan a species, or a non-species specific group? Since they purposefully make their genetics "uninteresting" to the Borg, I wonder if some might undergo genetic therapies to join with the Selan and survive the expanding Collective. Go to Comment
This is delightful. A thoroughly useable list of feebles. This could easily be set up as a table and, upon a PC acquiring a new grandiose sword, a simple roll can determine its detrimental qulaities. Go to Comment
Are you familiar with "Mr. Norrell & Jonathan Strange?" Admittantly, I have only seen the BBC series, so I'm sure I'm missing critical details, but I would venture that The Raven King is a Macguffin for that story, as essential and brief he actually is.
Another handy reference guide for a common, largely unavoidable trope. Go to Comment
The item just fell from the sky one day. Everyone assumes it was from the gods, but a close examination by a person of knowledge will reveal this is clearly a work of complex handicraft from some unknown being. Perhaps a passing UFO tossed it out with the trash. Go to Comment
This is some handy info, even if I can't quite wrap my head around it. I wonder if an illustration would be helpful? But, as your AI says, that's a rather human way to approach the complexities of space travel. Go to Comment
This complements but is quite distinct from Ang's Crater. You really build the MacGregor-Campbell clans characters and conflict. Plots are very well thought out. Again, great setting build.
What's the relation to "Fainter Stars" and the Dynastic Migration setting? If you keep posting into this setting - and I anticipate you are - you should consider creating a submission region to link them all together. It's cleaner and more navigable than a freetext, and I think you have a good number to start it with. Go to Comment
Wow, this is really thorough. You've obviously thought out the wider setting of this universe, but even that aside the little characters and details make this adaptable to lots of space settings. The plots really bring it all together. Very nicely done. Go to Comment
This is a really awesome and well-explained (and illustrated!) dive into cryptography. I kind of knew how the Enigma machine work, but you made it concrete for me.
You mostly talked about a modern setting with computers and whatnot. I wonder how it could be adapted to a fantasy setting. Some of the less complex methods you mentioned that are components of Enigma could be employed with more basic technology. I can see a Da Vinci type coming up with such an encoding system in an earlier era.
An insidious creature, most likely somehow "related" to trappers and lurkers, the Dead Leaves (for no other name exists as of yet for this foul thing), hibernates for three of the four year's seasons, deep underground. Its active time is Autumn, when trees shed their leaves, depositing colorful carpets across the ground. The terror then emerges and blends in with the surrounding leaves, perfectly camouflaged, waiting patiently for unsuspecting victims. In appearance it resembles nothing more than a ten foot square, six inch thick, layer of bright yellow, orange, and red leaves. The only hint that someone is walking on top of it, comes in the form of an unusual amplified sound of leaves crunching underfoot. Too late usually, the victims notice this additional "crunch". The Dead Leaves will then swirl and "rise" up to smother and suffocate the victim, like a colorful, malevolent, boa constrictor.
Fire, as can be imagined, is particularly effective against this creature, but one has to *know* it's there before putting it to the torch. And there's the rub. The creature is impossible to "identify" in a large patch of fallen leaves by eyesight alone.