An elemental-at-arms is an elemental being that is summoned in the shape of a man in armor.
Some thoughts I have had since watching quite a few movies recently
Between automation and lifestyle changes, the general populace of the Cosmic Era's First World no longer has to engage in employment to secure their survival. Many turn to the virtual world of the CogNet to make a better life for themselves.
Biomorphosis is a very rare parapsychic manifestation that allows for it's practitioners to alter their physical form.
Title says it all
How this cursed blessing works and it's full ramirications.
Musings on fractal solids
As the population boomed in the late Petroleum Era, there was a demand for more building, more homes, more businesses, more offices, and all competing for the same real estate
Shibboleth - a custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important.
Many consider the passing of the Social Justice Code in 2054 to be the turning point of the Petroleum Era's middle period to end period.
Neo-Geneticism is the Cosmic Era system of belief (and the underlying technology) that the improvement of humanity will not be done by exceptional individuals and lifetime accomplishments, but rather in utero, and through manipulation of the human genome and genetic augmentation
Eager to distance itself from the racist and brutalist connotations of eugenics, beneuegenics (or literally good eugenics) is the grading of the quality of a person's genetic material
Also known as making the jump from cyborg to cymek
7 Methods of fighting robots in the Cosmic Era. These techniques and equipment also work against power armor troopers, cyborgs, and other high armor/small size targets.
The Lillith Virus, named for Adam's first wife, was first found in an ice core sample from Antarctica. It's spread through the human population was rapid.
A primitive sibling of EDS, Electromagnetic Sensitivity is a rare affliction that grew to prevalence in the late Petroleum Era, and persists into the Cosmic Era. What was formerly a psychosomatic form of hypochondria is a recognized, and paradoxically, officially discredited disease.
Catharsis is the act of purging stress and tension. Most commonly used in psychiatric diagnosis, it is also demonstrated to absolute effect in the movie The Purge.
A long fancy word meaning 'Something that Floats'
If a society has adventuring as a career path long enough, some unusual subtypes will emerge
Title says it all
In the Middle Ages, and even up to the early twentieth century, most of Europe's executioners were related: the Sansons and Deiblers in France, the Pierrepoints in England, etc. The reason for this was that, it generally not being socially acceptable to, well, kill people, executioners and their children could, generally, only marry other executioners or their children.
The parallels with massively inbred, Hapsburg-style dynasties are obvious- imagine a rather clever but politically inept satirist noting this, and being sentenced by the latter to a meeting with the former; even worse, imagine a dynasty of deranged and deformed executioners- think Texas Chaisaw Massacre with government funding.