the interior space of an arco is modular
Giant Robotic spider that loves farming, Buddhism and selling weapons of mass destruction. The cosmic era.
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
Here is the governing hierarchy of a standard western style modern military. These types of ranks could also serve as the ruling class of a Stratocratic Dictatorship or Military Junta.
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
THE GNOMES OF UDNALOR: Part II
Having left the hush of the upper halls, and crossed the depths of the Braeth (an underground river, which is not all that deep because bear in mind we're talking about gnomes here), you would find yourself in Wattling Street, the main road through Udnalor. It's actually a long, well-worn passageway which opens out eventually into the City Centre. The gnome-buildings branch off Wattling Street as small burrows or caverns with boulder-blocked doorways for privacy. You can find armourers and smiths (though their armour tends to be on the small side for humans to buy) and many other types of trader.
There are many streets, ginnels and cooies which run off Wattling Street, the most famous probably being Smell Street, the domain of the infamous gnomish alchemists, the eponymous smell being very distinctive: the stench of cooking fungus, the aroma of subterranean spices, the pungent reek of rotting carcasses (used in some of the more notorious experiments). An encounter with an alchemist can really be spiced up (excuse the pun) if you have a well-stocked herb cupboard, and actually make up the potions, elixirs and draughts as they are ordered by characters.