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by Shroom Man 777
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Sceiren Singular: sciren. Lean bipedal omnivores with large pointed ears, a sharp nose, long digitigrade legs, semi-permeable skin covered in reddish fur and narrow waists with slim midsections. Tallest at their withers, sceiren heads dip forward below their shoulder blades. Extending back from the...
by Shroom Man 777
Fri May 29, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

To extend the analogy, distance didn't stop the Spanish treasure fleets from being a viable economic model for a while. Commercial enterprises could still profit from sending ships across the gap as long as what they were trading was valuable enough. (So, ichor? People? Rare technology?) It still m...
by Shroom Man 777
Wed May 27, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

It raises the wider question of who exactly the Indrons let use the gateways. Other Vieleren? The occasional small party of explorer-missionaries? I never thought of the Cascade as being full of influence from the old, pre-Apexaifall K-Zone powers, but it's not outside possibility that there are ru...
by Shroom Man 777
Tue May 26, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Very awesome developments guise. Maybe without Indron approval and their gateway-assistance, exo-K-Zone movement would be like circumnavigating the world back in Magellan's days or some Age of Sail stuff. Or some Lief Eriksson Vikings going to the New World. Moving from the Fracture to the K-Zone wo...
by Shroom Man 777
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47738

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

That was pretty great. Though I personally would've thought it cooler if the SW-ness and the Jedi and Sith-ness were kept distant and vague, having it be a second-hand mystique and less explicit was nice.
by Shroom Man 777
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?
Replies: 8
Views: 6110

Re: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?

TBH the Terrans as having to make do with such austere stuff, backwater low-pop-density frontier hardtech survivalism style was actually very interesting and aesthetically distinct in a way, whereas yeah the generic sci-fi megapolis crap is so by the numbers and meh - aside from the in-universe bull...
by Shroom Man 777
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?
Replies: 8
Views: 6110

Re: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?

Some points though: The Koprulu sector wasn't the original destination of the sleeper ships. They were supposed to travel only for a year, but went off course and ended up 28 years and 60,000 light years deep into space. If the Koprulu sector was more viable than the original colony location, it wa...
by Shroom Man 777
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Yes, the latest revisions of the Tsora article touches upon that. The military monks were part of the clash (and they wielded giant cyber-macroorganisms). The defeated members of the Feasts were reincorporated humanely (zigonely?) but yes I like this whole penance thing where reconciled members ofte...
by Shroom Man 777
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?
Replies: 8
Views: 6110

In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?

Just a random morning musing. What if, while certainly a more massive powerhouse (perhaps?), the UED wasn't necessarily lightyears ahead techwise than the Koprulu Terrans? It would be interesting how we have a much more massive and powerful empire with overwhelming logistics but without necessarily ...
by Shroom Man 777
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Do you have any more thoughts on these monastic orders? Good question. Here's some quickly generated ideas: Generally they hold themselves partially apart from the mainstream, so that the aescetic-ness will make them less prone to being swayed by memetic stuff and so they can be more impartial when...
by Shroom Man 777
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Many moons ago we talked about Zigonians and how their social order is based more on internal concepts of what's cool and uncool rather than strict extrernal laws. I wonder though if this perhaps their natural order subtly reflects a Zigonian's 'karma' somehow -- like, if you're the Zigonian equiva...
by Shroom Man 777
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

Re: So I've written an SF novel published on Amazon...

Congratulations! I've long wanted to see what you could do when unshackled from fanfics with their conventions and the limitations of the settings and properties they use. And nice pen name. :D Although I must warn Shroom this is fairly strait-laced. Hey! :P I love Expanse, Firefly, Mass Effect, the...
by Shroom Man 777
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Hmmm... true, the Reign and the earlier Apexaian hegemony just made them go "meh." Which means, perhaps as the likes of Tweenysex and Samtic oldies and Telestron monks suspect, there's reason to suspect that after the Reignfall the Raptured Lords aren't just coming in and giving out random boons for...
by Shroom Man 777
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 161
Views: 70984

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

On lord!

I do really dig the warrior queen wuxia jade empress HUANG DI figure, the national myth... and the GRAND MAGISTER.
by Shroom Man 777
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Where were the Raptured Lords during the Reignfall? Could even the Earthreign back then have kept them out of their sphere of influence if they wanted to? I assume not even the Massjammers would be entirely immune to the effects of the Cataclysm (even if the Lords themselves in their twisted-up dim...
by Shroom Man 777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Massjammers are named by and after the Hirados. The Raptured Lord's gift is what transmutes a Jammer to a purpose, the Lords' transcendence means that they themselves are so detached even from purpose. The deal with the soul that is ennobled as Hirado is part of the purpose-giving, part of what the ...
by Shroom Man 777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

We have a fuckton of new material coming... and a List 4 for the sub-departments and bureaus of polities and for notable individuals, in other words:

Endofactions & Infraorders!

Metapersonae!
by Shroom Man 777
Sat May 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

This is fixed now, whee. Randome pew-pews Stiletto-class starfighter https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/acecombat/images/2/2a/R-101_Delphinus_-1.png/ [ Pictured: Hidden Knife low-visibility Stiletto variant ] Iconic for its sharp fuselage and reputation for speed, the venerable Solarian design date...
by Shroom Man 777
Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

I just filled Master List 4's Google Doc with entries regarding CEID and its divisions, along with Olympic and Sidney Hank, drawn with minimal revisions from Siege's materials for SDNW4 in the SDNW4 wiki. Oldies but goodies mang. I also made a fluff for the Silver Shield category someone put up, hal...
by Shroom Man 777
Fri May 17, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

The world she's on was blown free from its solar system by one last outlashing of sheer psionic will as she succumbed to madness. It now moves through the void of interstellar space passing through one system or another every century. A ghost planet for the broken husk of a great hero. Many try to ...
by Shroom Man 777
Thu May 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

New entry for the bygone order of Green Lanterns Silver Surfers sentinels imbued by ancient Apexai. Vieleren Individuals from a myriad of species and societies imbued with enormous psionic puissance by the Apexai and charged to keep the peace in their respective societies. Vieleren were anointed dur...
by Shroom Man 777
Thu May 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 282294

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

We... just created a fourth list, a fourth Master List, for civilizations' sub orgs and notable persons in the 'verse. List 4: Endofactions & Infraorders: Civilizations’ inner agencies Metapersonae: Notable individuals Vic, Siege and I have the URL for the Google Doc. Will PM Speaker as I forgot his...
by Shroom Man 777
Wed May 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Literature & RPGs
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 256
Views: 47738

Re: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)

That's actually a very sweet and perfect bookend IMO. No need to belabor the mechanics of the training, since one might trip in the details.