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Biomer    Items  (Materials)   (Campaign Defining)

Biomer, or bio-polymer is a increasingly popular fashion choice in the CE

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May 21, 2019
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The House of Doctor Abstinence Phoenix    Society/ Organizations  (Technical)   (Trans World)

More commonly known as Phoenix Labs.

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May 18, 2019
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Unexpected Guns for Power Armor    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Combat)

Everyone expects the power armor trooper and his trusty combat rifle, assault rifle, storm-bolter, etc.

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May 12, 2019
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Research Station Ktynga    Society/ Organizations  (Technical)   (Area)

Better known as Norby's Comet, Research Station Ktynga is a multi-layered deep space arcanotech habitat funded by the Atlantic Federation, the New Hanseatic League, and the Glassenheim Foundation

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May 8, 2019
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Xamek    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

No one is really sure what a Xamek is, or if they even exist

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April 27, 2019
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Ouvrage    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)

The core of the Carolinian Resurgence is the Ouvrage progam

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April 20, 2019
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Ettin System    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

The Ettin System is also known as a Dummy Head

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April 20, 2019
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Cyber-Satyr    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Cyber-Satyrs are an uncommon but increasingly popular sexual/charisma based cyber and genetic modification profile

Scrasamax
April 19, 2019
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Extra Legal Medical Service    Society/ Organizations  (Technical)   (Area)

The definition of an ELMS and a sample one

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March 23, 2019
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The Food Riots    Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)

The Food Riots is a generic plot for use in the Cosmic Era

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March 9, 2019
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Medusa in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Such a powerful and iconic figure from mythology cannot be reduced to a single entry for the Cosmic Era

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March 9, 2019
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Electric Lich    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

The lich is a form of sentient undead who cannot be killed until the object containing their soul is destroyed. The Electric Lich borrows the concept and moves it into the CE

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March 9, 2019
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Cyber-Harpy    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

A practical, if extreme, cybernetic modification, for people who live in aerostats, space colonies, and on ships

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March 9, 2019
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Cyber-Centaur    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Some people opt to combine the upper torso of a robot with the legs of a larger industrial vehicle, creating for themselves, a cybernetic centaur body.

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March 8, 2019
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Eye-Borg    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Eye-Borgs are an expensive and rare form of cyborg/robot

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March 3, 2019
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Ring of Atma    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

An imbrian relic that blurs the line between magic, technology, and divinity

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March 3, 2019
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7 Types of Elita Agency Operatives    NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)

The Elita Agency is a private security company that offers exclusively female agents, specifically female shadowrunners, for a variety of tasks. The Elita Agency is commonly opposed to the ideals of New Themyscira and the general Amazon creed.

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February 24, 2019
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Cosmica Sidera Corp    Society/ Organizations  (Technical)   (Trans World)

Also known as NOMAD, Cosmica Sidera is a preeminent shipbuilding in the outer solar system

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February 24, 2019
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Cratos Corporation    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Trans World)

A major mercenary force in the Cosmic Era

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February 24, 2019
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Spider City Arsenal    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)

Weapons and gear used by the antagonists of the Spider City scenario

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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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