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PoisonAlchemist
October 16, 2014
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The Threat of Sugar    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)

In the modern age a persona is indistinguishable from a person. They magnify what is within us, and what we bring out within others. It is a shared delusion powerful enough to claim a life of its own.

PoisonAlchemist
August 28, 2014
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PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex    NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)

Over the course of my time as an operative I have developed relationships with several individuals in an effort to diversify the skills available to me. Some in my profession call them assets, I prefer to think of them as associates.

Kassy
May 14, 2014
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Horus 520    Items  (Computers)   (Sentient)

Machine, AI, being, God? The best guarded secret of the country of Egypt, Former Earth. One which secured them their galactic future and survival, at the same time, damning them in the eyes of every nation of the Republic for an eternity.

Kassy
May 8, 2014
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Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Bannington Lapur LRTI AA    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

The Bannington Lapur LRTI AA Particle Rifle was developed by Deimos Inc to replace the Republic’s older R3X7 Particle Rifle. The weapon is currently only being used by Elite Clone Units and Special Forces and is still undergoing trials. Several prototypes are known to exist their whereabouts unknown except for the original which is on display at the Republic Central Fleet’s Museum of Armaments.

Siren no Orakio
August 31, 2013
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
OSF-05 - Wasp's Nest    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

The second of three star fighters launched by the Oraki immediately after the war with the Word of Creation, the Wasp is a short-flight, non atmospheric fighter designed for heavy firepower and survivability.

Siren no Orakio
August 29, 2013
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OSF-03 - Spinner    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

The first of the space superiority vehicles to be launched by the newly independant Oraki after the war with the Word of Creation, the Spinner is an inexpensive vehicle, designed for high mobility and simple maintaince. Meanwhile, a single idea drives the entirety of it's armarment; that the only difference between a rocket and a particle beam is the opening.

Siren no Orakio
August 28, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Oscv 02 Baleful Eye    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

The Baleful Eyes hang in the space lanes near the Sanctuary of the Oraki, standing ever-watchful vigil in the name of their safety. The first to sense, the first to see, they are a lynchpin of the world's defense.

Dossta
June 25, 2013
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That Which is Forgotten    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story which uses Memory Moths in a sci-fi setting. Props to Echomirage for the forum post that inspired the symbiotic Proxy Bug.

Dossta
May 10, 2013
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Ideas: 17
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Petdex    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"The perfect pet at the perfect price -- guaranteed." Creature Dex at the bottom of the sub, if you want to include "relatively harmless" alien critters in your campaign.

Silveressa
January 15, 2011
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Votes: 8 / 4.250000
30 Starship Air & Maintenance Duct Problems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Cramped crawl spaces, virtually all starships have them, and usually most players ignore them. Unless a nasty alien gets loose inside the ship, even many Gms don't give them a second thought..

Here are 30 other issues that could require some crawl space access and provide an interesting sub plot.

Silveressa
January 13, 2011
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Things Are Not Always As They Seem    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

This humorous short fiction piece was inspired by a late night chat with a couple gamer friends about how alien cultures would possibly interpret some of the more "colorful" aspects of our society.  

Siren no Orakio
November 27, 2010
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Kain-1    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)

The failed prototype of the artificial race, the Oraki, it was Kain's misfortune to be found, and resurrected by those who bore a special hatred for his kind. Twisted now in mind and body, this monstrous man machine haunts both its kin and its former captors. 

axlerowes
September 29, 2010
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The Law for Objects in Space    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

On a planet with no name, a group of lawmen must protect a colony nobody has heard of from the universe’s most effective killers. All the while preserving the safety of both the guilty and the innocent in an effort to make society more about dignity and freedom than profit and force.

Siren no Orakio
May 16, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
MWP-6 'Red Lotus'    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

The sixth iteration of Micro-Arms founding invention, the MWP-6 is a compact anti-personnel weapon, designed for use in ship and station side environments, where failing to breach the hull is even more important than the destruction of the target. 

Siren no Orakio
April 13, 2010
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Ideas: 3
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Medical Technologies of the Future    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (General)

It is taken for granted that medical technologies will advance apace in the future, permitting rapid healing and perhaps even shaping of the human body. This submission is to provide possible flavors for that medicine to come in. 

Siren no Orakio
March 21, 2010
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Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Kayrun the Disintegrator    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Space)

Silent and invisible, the only herald of the arrival of Kayrun the Disintegrator is the screams of his victims. 

dark_dragon
February 28, 2010
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Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Starkin Entities    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (World Wide)

Various entities in the Starkin Universe to support the ongoing forum game.

Siren no Orakio
October 15, 2009
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Lifthrasir-1    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)

The Eldest of the Oraki, and for long their leader, Lifthrasir-1 has helped his children survive the throes of their birth, and has at last stepped aside, so that his waning years do not bring harm to his people.

Thorskid
October 8, 2009
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Prometheus Amulet    Items  (Armor)   (Non-Magical)

Prometheus was a Greek Titan.  Possibly one of the most important Titans, as he stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the humans.  This system was developed to resist those forces through technological means.

Siren no Orakio
August 10, 2009
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Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Spear That Sundered The Stars    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Pelta'na'astal'i'ke'kisher - The Spear that Sundered the Stars

The spear of the Goddess Renga, who gave the gift of the Hunt to the Kel'Regar.

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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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