Deja-vu can't be helped. It's an olde skool plot that kinda follows a predictable formula. I tried to punch it up with the mad prisoners and Threll the thief, but it's mainly meant to be a well-done classic dungeon. Go to Comment
Sniping can be a problem when the target is in an enclosed location with no point of entry. Not so with the RS-947 rifle. Rather than crudely firing a round through a barrel and the air, requiring the sniper to find a "clean" shot, the RS-947 teleports the round as soon as it is fired. A sniper simply has to set the coordinates--easy with the attached X-ray scope--and pull the trigger. The round is teleported directly in front of the target, allowing the sniper to fire from any position in range. Note that the RS-947's teleportation device is made to transport only matter; energy ordinance is not compatible with this rifle.
The most corrosive substance known to humanity, Demon's Blood was first discovered in crystalized form. It was found in the burnt out hyperdrive core of a ghost ship, apparently formed when the core suffered a meltdown. The crystals melt at a mere 400°F, making a liquid corrosive which no known substance can stop. Researchers were able to recreate the conditions the crystals formed, and the military quickly found application. Demon's Blood crystals can be carried by troops into enemy territory. A crystal is attached to a thermal grenade and thrown. Upon detenation, the crystal melts and the chemical is splattered, burning through anything in its path. Demon's Blood is also useful for space combat, burning holes through an enemy hull and causing vacuum leaks. While no material substance known can stop Demon's Blood, a magnetic or energy shield repels it fairly easily. Go to Comment
A ground vehicle designed for the various volcanic worlds in the Human Empire, the aptly-named Hell Tank can go where few other armored vehicles can. Half meter thick duranium armor protects the tank from lava, magma, even low-grade plasma. Like most tanks, the VTT-666 is propelled by hover treads, but these can be retracted and four duranium treads - two dorsal, two ventral - extend, allowing the tank to crawl over the harshest terrain. A plasma drill allows the tank to even burrow beneath molten rock if necessary.
The Hell Tank is powered by a Mk. IX "Envy" fusion engine. Armaments vary by field usage, but the standard VTT-666 is equipped with an M-79 "Wrath" repeater turret, two forward-mounted TS-49 "Pride" plasma cannons, and an LR-987h "Avarice" artillery system. The pressurized cabin houses up to two pilots and one gunner; all crew are required to wear heat-resistant pressure suits while operating in volcanic terrain.
Inspired by a FlashChat, I believe between Scrasamax and myself.Go to Comment
Very good, and very creepy. I get a great visual of a Silenced One over a terrified traveller, its eyes expressing its desparation and unholy need to tell their tale as it tears off his ears. I love it. Go to Comment
As population increases, animal souls are promoted to human before they are spiritually advanced enough in terms of impulse control, etc.: this shouldn't have happened, but karmic progression is automatic, after all--it's a force of nature. But the 'animalization' of humankind bodes ill for civilization.
No doubt the same goes for elves, dwarves, and so on.