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Scrasamax
July 6, 2017
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Cultural Catharis    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

Catharsis is the act of purging stress and tension. Most commonly used in psychiatric diagnosis, it is also demonstrated to absolute effect in the movie The Purge.

Scrasamax
June 24, 2017
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Supernatetium    Systems  (Transportation)   (Specific)

A long fancy word meaning 'Something that Floats'

Aramax
February 7, 2017
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Adventuring Butlers of The Sundered Worlds    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

If a society has adventuring as a career path long enough, some unusual subtypes will emerge

Scrasamax
January 30, 2017
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Intersectionality and Protoculture    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

Intersectionality is the nebulous web of privilege and discrimination that is the crux of social justice/injustice, and protoculture is the passing of behaviors from one generation to the next among non-human primates

Scrasamax
December 4, 2016
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Metric Time    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

In the Cosmic Era, time has been adapted to the Metric system.

axlerowes
October 18, 2016
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How do you measure a year? Interstellar Chronologies.    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

100 Word Piece of Sci-fi Minutia

Scrasamax
September 17, 2016
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Cosmic Era Media and Entertainment    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (Specific)

The greedy, obnoxious, exploitative things the entertainment industry does in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
September 11, 2016
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Nerve Stapling    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Nerve Stapling is considered a vile and barbaric act, the orbital lobotomy of the Cosmic Era.

Scrasamax
July 3, 2016
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Cognocracy    Systems  (Political)   (Specific)

Once the purview of sci-fi and dystopian literature, rule be machines is increasingly becoming a goal of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
May 7, 2016
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Anthropotronics    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

The study and application of technology and human activity

Siren no Orakio
April 6, 2016
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Atarkhul, Lord of Passions    Society/ Organizations  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Love. Hate. Lust. Pride. Greed. Many are the emotions that can inflame the human heart, and of the brightest and strongest of all of these is born, Atarkhul Prince of Passion.

Scrasamax
March 15, 2016
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Nipponese Augment Ranks    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

A leader in cybernetic and genetic augmentation, it is little surprise that most nations have adopted the Nipponese scale for grading the abilities of augmented human operatives.

Scrasamax
February 6, 2016
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Freemium Economy    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)

The basic economy of the Atlantic Federation

Scrasamax
December 28, 2015
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Identity Theft in the Cosmic Era    Systems  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Specific)

In the Petrol Era, identity theft was simply the stealing of personal information and financial fraud. In the Cosmic Era, it is something entirely different.

Siren no Orakio
September 3, 2015
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Direct Neural Programming Psychosis    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

Direct Neural Programming had been the dream of many education "reformists" and technocrats. The perfect way to teach skills, divorced almost completely from the requirement that human teach human. One single avatar of a skill could be used to propagate that skill until it became obsolete. Billions were poured into its development and marketing, thirsted for by corporations, the military, and politicians, each group wanting the surface and the sinister. But it was not to be.

Scrasamax
May 22, 2015
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Collectable Duel Game    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Specific)

Collectible Duel Games are the predominant form of non-sexual, non-spectator electronic entertainment in the Cosmic Era.

axlerowes
February 5, 2015
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Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

“Top, my name is Brock Figglewater, I knew your aunt. I tap a piece of pillow that belonged to your aunt, and I jump belongs to you now. You see, I just bought this Stimech, and I jump it was stolen by a bruce named Horace. Horace was a pream tattle of mine. Three weeks ago, I let Horace take out my pream stimech to go bounce along the billibong looking for bubblely-bobs to bring to the spitter’s patch. Horace says he ran into some boom sauce and had to hop out of the stimech in just a tater sack. I cannot jump that Hoarace bounced 5 kims across the pillow in a tater sack. I have tapped spitter dops on the Big Under pillow for years, I ain’t no trainer. I ain’t rigged to swallow dry sand, and I washed Hoarace. But I need my stimech back, and I ain’t got the press to go all over the Big Under boiling Hoarce’s peals of truth. I need your help.”

axlerowes
January 15, 2015
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Hobbit Chair and Eat Racing    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

A 100 word past time

Scrasamax
January 3, 2015
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Psychotronics    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

Psychtronics is a field of arcanotechnology that deals with using machines to emulate the mentalist parapsychic realms such as as telepathy, mind control, memory manipulation, and emotional manipulation.

Scrasamax
April 25, 2014
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30 Genetic Mods    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

30 common to uncommon genetic mods for the Cosmic Era

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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