One of the blind spots of the CE is the over reliance on technology. The drones and other surveillance systems that sort through the data would certainly spot Bereingianus, but the systems would register him as nothing more than a bear. Sure, he is a bear in a harness wearing a scout device, but the majority of systems wouldn't register the harness. He is almost never armed, so no weapons are detected, so no matter how absurd a bear in a vest might be, no flags are set off.
If a person actually sat and sorted through all of the data, they would totally notice a bear with gear, but most data is never seen by human eyes. Go to Comment
This type of character features commonly in anime, such as the Immortal Ship Council from Knights of Sidonia, the mysterious SEELE from Neon Genesis Evangelion, or the members of APE in Darling in the FranXX. Nigh immortal manipulative bastards who play with the lives of tens of thousands to the fate of all of humanity, but could be easily defeated by a clumsy janitor moping the floor and unplugging their life support unit. I worked on this one for quite a while. I started a half dozen subs on the concept and deleted them until I rolled around to this. In a live action work, Weyland from Alien: Prometheus would almost count as one of the technodynasts with all of his life extending tech, but he never goes the cyber-augmentation path. Go to Comment
This is an excellent idea. My brain is rolling around like crazy. I think the god-Emporer from the 40K universe. They also did something similar in in Doctor Who.
There is a robot NPC wearing a projected on face. He helps our main characters, gets caught in a meat grinder, blown up, ect... They morn his loss but a new shiny robot appears, same guy, same face. Go to Comment
I found a random map generator on Twitter, and it made this ridiculous map that was a cluster of buildings scattered across an archipelago of islands barely bigger than the buildings themselves so i had this notion that the archipelago at certain times of the year, became a single island, tides and whatnot, but for a set amount of time. You could scurry from building to building trying to loot the crypts and stuff under the buildings while the tide was out, but then, there is a hard time limit and the ocean rises again. Risk of of being trapped, drowned, crushed by a collapsing building, or dealing with whatever had either taken up residence on the partially submerged island, or the things that were purposely left them. Go to Comment
This is an excellent addition. If I may, you can have the Ultimate Elixier - see Full Metal Alchemist for its creation. The para's created with this one are off-the-top scale powerful, though there are limits. Don't want to say too much without giving spoilers for FMA.
On route from Geli to Nekrass the characters meet a peasant boy on the road. He's wandering in the direction from which they've just come. If this seems a little bit incongruous, they may wish to ask him a few questions. He's perfectly willing to talk: he's called Lamish and he's run away because he knows he is the heir to the throne of Geli and his parents didn't believe him. How far is his home? About five weeks walk from here. How much has he eaten? Nothing. Has he drunk? Only from the filthy roadside ditches. In short, it's a wonder he is still alive. And yet he seems perfectly healthy.
Is he a thief, waiting for travellers to trick? Is he lying because there's something more sinister under all of this? Is he telling the truth? And anyway, what should the characters do? Do you take him to Geli? Do you try to find his parents? Or leave him to make his own way?