Aldus Huxley imagined a future where the masses were controlled by readily available doses of a drug called soma. The Cosmic Era is rife with drugs, some illicit and some marketed with the accuracy of laser guided weapons. The only thing he got wrong was that there isn't one happy pill, there are hundreds to choose from.
The House of the Forsaken replaced the failed Order of Ixion with the cyborg commandos of the Gendarme Maschina
Atlantis , The Mainland of (India)
Ceylon, The Home of the Barbarians(you)
The Agonizer is a peripheral device used as a negative reinforcement tool
Squirt guns are typically non-lethal weapons used to deliver debilitating chemical agents.
A low end private security force, the Order of Ixium operated as the enforcers and henchmen of the House of the Forsaken
These are not, in spite of their name, the eggs of actual Doppelgangers...
An insidious weapon born from terrorists and adopted by the military
In the future, as Humanity expands into the stars, certain eras of history will repeat themselves, but tailored to the contexts of space travel. These are the following eras of history that will see new life in the stars:
A Dark Reflection of The Stolen World, The Shadow of What Is.
Seven Mermaids, some of them living their lives in the deep ocean, others, willingly or otherwise, on the land.
In the Federation Space Navy, there is an expression, the Battlestars get the glory, but the Normandy's do the work
The Liathghorm salmon is prized not only for its flavor, but the unique psychic properties of its flesh.
Fugitives forever. Followed by the doom.
"...needs to find balance in his personal life. However, his skill at diagnosing indicates a solid medical talent. I am confident that within a year a little guidance…"
(from the evaluation of a senior resident)
More a note to myself on Stolen World topics
Title says it all
Back ground stub
background stub for Stolen World, The "demons' of the setting
There are crimes for which a man is not killed, but chased into the wilds, away from his home and country, to not return or be killed on the spot. In one culture is the condemned mutilated, and even his vocal cords are damaged so that the voice is unrecognizable to his friends and family. This is the punishment for people too obsessed with their own prestige.