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by Siege
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

He is, I think, what he needs to be. First and foremost to survive, and secondly to prevail in his ambitions -- the most imperative of which is continued survival. All else is tertiary at best. If the most advantageous way forward is to shed his MORTAL FORM in favor of the occult biochemistries of s...
by Siege
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Is he so detached that even those definitions and perspectives can't even apply or can't even capture what he's trying to do? I fancy thinking it's a tangled web of conflicting motivations. A disjoined sense of dismay and chagrin at former failures, yes. A susceptibility to the flattery of a person...
by Siege
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

So the other day I got to thinking. The Sovereignty famously uses replicants, flash-grown and mind-printed for maximum soldierly efficiency, as its boots on the ground in Wild Space. The Sovereignty also sources its technology mainly from two origins: the Apexai on the one hand and Pan-Empyrean on t...
by Siege
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

The Eye of Sher Razma or the Ravening Waste is a system of deserts and dry lakes in the heart of Khem Qimr. Very few people live here. It is said to be the place where in primeval times a vast god fell to earth, whose head is kept in the mythical city of Syr Tengzi, hidden deep in the forbidding de...
by Siege
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 183225

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

They know how to cut a trailer alright :-D hell yeah I'm looking forward to it. Popcorn event of the year!
by Siege
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Updated: Nazhindrism The Nazhindri faith the faith of Akka. It is an ancient religious system of esoteric teachings that includes a wide corpus of texts, practices, theological positions and organizations. Nazhindri cosmology principally concerns itself with three unchanging, eternal, and mysterious...
by Siege
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Srdjan Karic , the autocratic dictator of Sjenska, was not always an oppressive tyrant. Once he was a mild-mannered professor of philosophy in Secujac, a small town in the sloping hills of northern Sjenska. Until in 1974, in the midst of the civil war, when a Karasuk militia ethnically cleansed the...
by Siege
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Revised history of the Sarakan Peninsula 1890: Lash of the Dead Khan - a series of border skirmishes exposes the strategic weakness of the Daedalean Empire. 1900-1906: Three Crowns War - Teyrnon-Canhastyr invades the Sarakan Peninsula on a flimsy pretext. The War House expected to fight a brief col...
by Siege
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I wonder if there's not some sort of... right-angled intersection, between the noosphere of rapidly expanding Solarian thought-stuff, this coginova of supercharged dream/morals/enlightenment exploding into the cosmos, and the Datasphere, which is essentially this same notion clad in technology. If t...
by Siege
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I would imagine you could theoretically use psions to relay a message to another star system in real time, provided you can find a psion willing to do such utterly pedestrian work for you. It's hard to conceive a reason why you'd rely on psions though instead of communicating through the Datasphere ...
by Siege
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I'm not sure if the CI strategists are aware of the ironic monster they've created. It may well be a deliberate strategy on the part of the Sovereignty: tie up as many Bragulan resources in their ridiculous military to prevent them from ever devoting enough to catch up to the speed of technological...
by Siege
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Sitarah, the seat of the Malik of Dar Qimr, is also known as the City of Small Gods. According to belief in the Malikate there are gods in all things, from the smallest objects to the very largest. There are gods that reign over fire, wind, grains of sand, houses, animals, forests - and also vast go...
by Siege
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 503
Views: 150301

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

https://preview.ibb.co/dztKGp/1_g_A_B08_Gwj_Cmpsk_Jk_OMxflg.png "I don't know where your monsters come from. Scary answer, niewaar? You must be pretty scared. Enough that you'd send a squad of soldiers through the window of my daughter's room with their special rifles set to 'vaporize'. Scared the ...
by Siege
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 183225

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

It's looking very good, and Marvel hasn't let me down in years. The spliced falling-and-getting-back-up over the years footage is particularly awesome. Very clever way to show character very fast!
by Siege
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

For some time now I've though of Sidney as someone who was around during the Earthreign, and possibly even played a role in its establishment. It makes sense to me: he was already biologically immortal with a few centuries under his belt and an ego the size of the sun, he thought he knew what was be...
by Siege
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Project Epsilon (Science Fantasy Wargame/Tabletop RPG concept)
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Re: Project Epsilon (Science Fantasy Wargame/Tabletop RPG concept)

That's an interesting way to present what otherwise might be a pretty dry technical dissertation on the various kinds of weapons in use, Heretic. Love the way you spotlight some of the more... incongruous elements of your setting. The various different characters come through pretty well, even thoug...
by Siege
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Project Epsilon (Science Fantasy Wargame/Tabletop RPG concept)
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Re: Project Epsilon (Science Fantasy Wargame/Tabletop RPG concept)

Although I'm having a hard time seeing how tanks and power armor are seriously contested by something called a Carnie Technical, I love the descriptions you've given us so far :-D .
by Siege
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

It could work the other way around as well; if Salieri isn't present the King of Hungary cannot have his entrance music, because no-one except the maestro can perform it with his exacting transhuman precision, and anything less is unacceptable (and no-one would steep so low as to enter to a recordi...
by Siege
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Heck, if a noble decides to dabble in such arts themselves and acts as a conductor for a whole concert... You might like to read Mary Gentle's The Black Opera ;-) . It's funny that you mention Lord Byron because there's definitely a romantic ideal in Auriga where, as a noble armed with nothing but ...
by Siege
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

The court's prima donna's efficiency as a living aural weapon is in direct proportion to her efficiency as a sinfoniettic haute-contre.
by Siege
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 898
Views: 203944

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Which is to say, any particular accomplished Aurigan may have unique entrance music. It could work the other way around as well; if Salieri isn't present the King of Hungary cannot have his entrance music, because no-one except the maestro can perform it with his exacting transhuman precision, and ...
by Siege
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

The Palmaran Confederacy does not have a modern constitution; rather it operates on a complex system of ancient charters, privileges and liberties accrued over centuries. The Tertia ('Thirty') is an assembly of representatives from all six Palmaran counties. Its seats are unevenly divided along line...
by Siege
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

https://image.ibb.co/kbrWfe/Palmara_map.png The Palmaran Confederacy , the Grace of Palmara, Cenn Fiachta , Alermiai , Kust Susayliqiya is a collection of six city-states in the north of the Astrafican continent. Each has its own ruler or system of government: the Nazhindri Mantrik in Dal Salona, t...
by Siege
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

The map is essentially hand drawn in paint.net. I've tried those online fancy map generators for RPGs and such but they never come out quite looking the way I want them to :-) . Were environmental oddities, like radioactive weirdness and Stalkerisms... even Annihilations, officially added into the S...
by Siege
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 145
Views: 42224

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

- Minor updates to Palmara: the Confederacy now consists of the counties Aleramo, Dal Salona, Falcaras, Ferromonte, Ravane and Tingitane. - Western continent upon which Dai Xich is located tentatively named Yãxhia. - There is a region in the Silent Sea, possibly named Fygonesia by Daedaleans, compri...