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In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
The Alchemist of Liberty Glossary
- An airship operations and docking area.
- The alchemistry permeating an organism's tissue, both inter- and intra-cellular.
- A practitioner of alchemistry.
- Nanotechnology. Some forms of alchemistry are mediated by tech, other forms are meant to operate in the dimlands or during an interregnum and not need the mediation of Monoliths.
- A neohuman rad that is taller and more slender than alpha-humans that was originally engineered for lower gravity worlds.
- The collection of biotics / biots that is the primary transportation and emergency response system in Arbaris.
- A screen used to hide when people jack into or out of an off-space to maintain the social illusion that off-space is just like on-space.
- A sort of personal obscuration / cloaking field.
- A political group that rose to power during the beta-revolt in Edmee and one of the major forces behind the the Terror.
- The fade is another term for nulspace. Used by majority of the population. The term nulspace is used by nulnauts / nulship personal.
- A name marker used in jaishin culture for "noble" families.
- A disposable paper-like substance.
- An indication of energy flow.
- The creation of a mental clone of an individual.
- Most cultures of the Nexus ban forking, which leads to the second slang usage of the word fork as a general epithet.
- An imp is a sub-sentient autonomous 'program' (as in computer program) and a form of tech. Imps can only operate within the influence of a Monolith and thus are restricted to the brightlands.
- There are a number imp subclasses, including demons, doppelgangers, oracles, and sprites.
- The after affects of jumping. Typically dizziness and disorientation.
- Torpedo launcher (French for 'launcher').
- The navigational "channel" between two Monoliths. Ley lines are extremely important for navigation in nulspace. Without them, it is extremely easy to get lost. To travel off of a ley line requires the nulship to have a micro-Monolith.
- The neohuman ability to communicate directly with another neohuman. Linking is similar to telepathy, but is not psionic like telepathy, rather it is tech integrated into the brain.
- A martian is a soldier on a airship or nulship.
- A general replacement for the term "marine", shifting the focus from water/maritime to martial/military.
- Note that the term "martian" is not capitalized as it has nothing to do with the planet or god Mars, as both have been lost.
- Meduse (or the plural medusae) are biological blimp / aeroship / biot developed by the Shapers. Medusae resemble huge aerial egg-shaped jellyfish with a variety of tentacles and other fleshy parts dangling from their underside.
- A telepathic or psionic forced reading of at mind. Usually performed to verify the targets identity.
- A physical modification (of an organism).
- To have a mod, to be physical changed.
- To mod.
- Monoliths are massive artifacts left by the transhumans. The single most important feature supporting tech and the brightlands culture of the Nexus.
- The torpedo battery converted into an execution device for launching people into the fade during the Terror.
- Someone who travels through nulspace.
- Power armor is a full body armored suit that is environmentally sealed with motors that augment the wearer's strength and sometimes speed. A suit of powered armor can be thought of as a one-man man-shaped tank. Contrast with exoskeleton.
- Tech that shifts the highly unstable nature of nulspace in such a way as to create a bubble of stable real-space.
- Prior to the Edmee beta revolt the elite alpha-jaishin ruling class of the Edmee. Known for their abilities in genetic engineering, biological sciences, and biotech.
- The suppression of pain by conscious directive. An ability common to most neohumans.
- In the Nexus, transhumans are our descendants, forming a wide flung civilization. We are the distant ancestors of neohumans.
- The Transhuman civilization was the neohuman civilization of the Transhuman Era, a civilization of effective immortals that created the Monoliths, colonized nulspace, and discovered the Nexus.
- A period when tech is fully functional, which occurs (somewhat unpredictably) at intervals after the fall of the Transhumans. As versus Interregnum (or Darkage).
- The period when humanity made its greatest achievements, including the creation of the Monoliths and the establishment of the Nexus structures interconnected via nulspace ley lines.
- The transhuman civilization that is the progenitor of the civilizations in the Nexus. The exact circumstances behind the fall of the Transhumans is not known, but it is rumored that some of the Powers still living were alive during height of the Transhuman Civilization.
- A zeppelin is a lighter than air craft with a rigid adamantium structure containing the vacuum lift cells. As versus blimp or balloon.
- A ten-year-old alpha-jaishin girl who was rescued by the Intrepids a year before the events of "The Alchemist of Liberty".
Clusters of Related Terms
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- The Shaper's Daughter Glossary
- A note on the use (or lack thereof) of capitalization in the "Chronicles from the Nexus".
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