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axlerowes
January 5, 2015
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The 30 Most Well Known Starfighters in the Outer Arms    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Combat)

A survey of past and present space farers gives us a list of the 30 most common and or memorable small star ships encountered across the frontiers of human occupied space.

PoisonAlchemist
October 16, 2014
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Ideas: 1
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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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Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
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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Votes: 1 / 3.500000
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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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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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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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
Votes: 14 / 3.928571
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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Ideas: 0
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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Ideas: 0
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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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
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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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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Ideas: 0
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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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.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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