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Siren no Orakio
October 20, 2008
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The Kth'k'k'kt - A New Look at Hivers    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Though each drone possesses little intelligence of its own, together, they are the Kth’k'k’kt, who span the stars.

MoonHunter
September 19, 2008
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Valnorians    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These lovely people had the unfortunate luck of living adjacent to a zenophobic bug race and a species that would defend their colonies

MoonHunter
September 18, 2008
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Synths    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Synthetic Bioforms: (Syns, Synths, SBF):  The use of synthetic people helps alleviate the manpower shortage and most real peoples’ dislike for manual labor.  They are also cheaper, easier to utilize, and easier to maintain than robots in most situations. Encyclopedia Galactica 2453ed

Siren no Orakio
September 15, 2008
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Crystal Dragons of Sogth VII    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The crystal dragons of Sogth VII are strange and sinuous beasts, be they stalking across the land on their four legs, and swimming through the ammonia seas.

Grey
August 25, 2008
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Gamma Goblins    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)

Of all the threats space travelers may face, few are as difficult to predict as Gamma Goblins.

MoonHunter
August 22, 2008
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Ecopoiesis    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (General)

Ecopoiesis is the creation of a stable, enduring ecosystem, and is the last stage of a terraforming process. It’s achieved through a series of successive ecological changes which depends on available resources and the initial environmental conditions.

MoonHunter
August 22, 2008
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Partas II    Locations  (World)   (Space)

In a universe always in need of habitable planets, Partas II had a good location, good resources, and the people about it had a "need". It just had one problem. It wasn’t generally habitable. A century ago, the Great Project was undertaken. A century from now, it will be complete. People will stand unaided upon its surface.

As long as nothing goes wrong.

manfred
July 7, 2008
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Ideas: 8
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
About those Furlings    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)

The Stargate universe has revealed to humanity many of its secrets, and left more open. One of the most persistent mysteries stay the Furlings.

Siren no Orakio
April 28, 2008
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Kalashnikov AK-217    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The preferred small arm of the Starkin Federation’s military branches, this reliable and proven coil-rifle design has been in service for literally centuries.

Siren no Orakio
April 26, 2008
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Crystalline Altercation Tool    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

Perhaps the rarest combat vessels in known space, the Crystalline Altercation Tools are the Thoron’s approach to war, on the unlikely occasion that they can be roused to it.

Siren no Orakio
April 25, 2008
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Songs of Silicon    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The haunting, eerie ‘songs’ of the Thoron.

Siren no Orakio
April 25, 2008
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Embraced-A-Star    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

Even the Thoron may thirst for knowledge, and Embraced-A-Star has chosen the most direct route it can find to new discoveries. It chooses to go where no other creature can.

Siren no Orakio
April 6, 2008
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The Grave Of Major Tom    Locations  (Other)   (Space)

Here am I, floating in a tin can, far above the moon, Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can doo.

Siren no Orakio
April 2, 2008
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The Neon Tigresses    NPCs  (Major)   (Artistic/Performance)

A two-woman rock band of the future, Seh’Ahna and Tara Watt are well known for their vividly suggestive music and for the riots they tend to leave behind.

MoonHunter
January 21, 2008
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Lower City MoonPad    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

While every ship has antigravity engines in this day and age, leaving a full gee planet can take most smaller ships quite a while. The presence of numerous anti-gravity fields can cause interference and fluxation in power broadcast, some comm channels and of course, cause "traffic control issues" as they are flying out. There is a better, safer way to launch them.

Maxwell Cyler, Developer, to the Congessional Areospace Committee

Kassil
January 11, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 4.000000
EAR-5 Railturret    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Combining the stopping power of a gauss weapon, the energy of antimatter, and an unfortunate acronym, the EAR-5 is a potent weapon for both starship combat and pun warfare.

Siren no Orakio
January 7, 2008
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Yau Calabi Fold Engine    Systems  (Transportation)   (Specific)

Mathematically twisting the fabric of space, the Yau-Calabi Fold Engine allows for FTL travel without violation of causality.

Siren no Orakio
January 4, 2008
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Lilith-1    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)

One of the first prototypes of the Oraki, the red-headed Lilith remains one of the leaders of their race to this day.

Siren no Orakio
January 4, 2008
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PR-13 Plasma rifle    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The mainstay of heavy weapon squads of the twenty-seventh century, the PR-13 Plasma Rifle permits a man to become a maestro of destruction.

Siren no Orakio
January 4, 2008
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Portable Protection Unit Type 2    Items  (Armor)   (Non-Magical)

Space, and indeed, the outdoors in general, usually lack cover stout enough to stand up to heavy lasers and plasma weapons. This man portable unit is one designed solution to the rule.

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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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