Materials Science. The Directorate primarily uses tritic durasteel for most construction purposes. This enables Directorate architecture to take its customary form, that of many interlocking curved and complex structures. While these structures are lacking in practical value, the Directorate regards it as a sign of its greater freedom and creative abilities than other societies.
Power. The Directorate makes extensive use of transatomic power, having access to one of the few sources of transatomic minerals outside of the Protectorate. Transatomic fission reactors are stable and efficient, provided that they are properly handled. However, on those occasions when transatomic reactors are improperly handled, the consequences can be disastrous. At best the reactor will spew transatomic radiation into the nearby area, condemning many to horrific mutations; at worst the reactor will go critical and explode, annihilating everything in its path.
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