These are the "racial" traits that the Treoxx apply to all of their bioid member species whenever they make their own versions of lifeforms based on collected tissue samples
1. Biological immortality - Treoxx do not experience senescence with increased age. It is unknown why the Treoxx find this desirable, but the trait does confer significant practical advantages in off-setting the need for care of chronic age-related disorders.
2. Regeneration - Treoxx can slowly recover from most injuries that are not immediately fatal, including regrowing lost limbs and organs in the course of a few Terran months.
3. Sterility - Individu
Pnueax is a very unusual being, and Its origins are not entirely clear, but It seems to have arisen somewhere around 600 years ago as a spontaneous egregore that gained enough acknowledgement in order for it to ascend to a god of sorts. However many spontaneous egregores are usually very unstable which might partially explain why Pnueax is such a bizarre deity, even for a god. The entity called Pnueax is referred to as "It". The being appears to be genderless, even though It is thought of to be of vaguely "male" essence. Pnueax rarely manifests itself physically, but when it does it takes the form of what could only be described a
The History of the Living Fields
The total biomass of the Living Fields is only five hundred years old, as the place where it resides in the Quattuckian plans was a grassy savanna interrupted only by the Illiu river. The region was home to various indigenous tribes of aboriginal humans who frequented the area to hunt game and catch fish.
These tribes used to set up their encampments on the banks of the river where they would throw the unwanted scraps of their kills into the water during the process of cleaning the carcasses. It is thought that this is what Pnueax used to create the Living Fields, as there are oral histories from the survivi
Parasites of the Living Fields
The Living Fields is home to many organisms, ranging from the commensal to the parasitic. Some of these foreign organisms are fauna native to the region that have found ways to adapt themselves to the environment of the Living Fields in a very short period of time. However, due to how specialized many of the beings are that use the Living Fields as a host, it is thought that the majority of these creatures are thought to be creations of the god Pnueax originally. Pnueax is constantly testing or finding new ways to challenge the Living Fields, as even though it is Pnueax's own creation, Pnueax seems to be driven
There is a misconception that ambulates are independent entities of the Living Fields or have some sort of "hive mind". That is far from the case, as it seems that ambulates merely act on behaviors based on various positive and negative feedback loops, in response to the environment of the Living Fields. While the Living Fields can control them directly with hormone signals, it only seems to do so in special occasions. Ambulates are entirely reliant on the Living Fields for their existence. If one were taken from the environment of the Living Fields, it becomes still, and its body begins to die within half an hour even if kept in an environme
Average Height: .3 Meters
Average Weight: 196 Kilograms
The laminator ambulate serves a support role in maintaining the tissues of the Living Fields or helping repair damaged areas. While the laminator ambulate has almost no means of defending itself from attack, other than slowly trying to slide away in escape. it is often accompanied by a basher or exuder ambulate when they are being sent to an area. As the laminator ambulate is relatively slow moving, it often wraps itself around an appendage of an inspector ambulate so it can be carried to where it is needed.
Laminator ambulates are vaguely square-shaped flat-bodied creatures, pinkish-r
Average Height: 1.9 Meters
Average Weight: 1.20 Kilograms (Assault) 2.38 Kilograms (Sessile)
The exuder ambulate is probably the most feared and dangerous of all of the ambulate defenses that the Living Fields has access to. It is the only ambulate that has a long-ranged attack, and can fire volleys of toxic mucus with suprising accuracy from hundreds of meters away even though they are apparently eyeless. Another unusual aspect about the exuder is that it has two forms in which it can take, depending on the circumstances. These two versions are known as the "assault" exuder and the "sessile" exuder. Exuders in general are very large ambulat
The Gastronomic Planes
These are a very unusual series of artificially-created planes or dimensions that were created by an unknown entity or deity. The Gastronomic planes are rather small compared to some of the other worlds that exist in the known multiverse so far. However, it makes up in character what it lacks in size, as each of its "sub-plane" has its own theme of a different food group or consumable substance. It is not known what purpose they were originally created for, but many cultures seem to have some idea of their existence, even if few beings have ever visited them in person.
The Gastronomic planes all have a breathable atmo
Height: 1.5 Meters
Width: 26 Centimeters
The vital compass is a rare example of a nullbody that has appeared in our plane of existence for more than a few hours. In fact, it has become a semi-permanent "landmark" as it arrived without warning in the town square of the ulgo village of Fanthas thirty years ago, and has not wavered from the spot ever since. While many people were afraid of it due to the unpredictable nature of some types of nullbody, this is apparently one of the less aggressive ones and has since helped Fanthas by drawing money to the city in the form of a tourist attraction.
The overall a
While I normally try to keep quiet about my opinions on the whole Gamergate thing and raging social justice warriors quiet online, the treatment of the Honey Badger Brigade at the Calgary Expo last weekend was simply unacceptable any way that you look at it. The Honey Badger Brigade is an all-female group that is affiliated with the MRA movement and its members have a weekly show on YouTube talking about MRA and politics related to gender issues. Regardless of whether you agree with their political opinions or not, the Honey Badgers simply went to the Calgary expo so that Alison Tieman, one of their members could promote her science fiction c
So I have been bugging the shit out of various people on LinkedIn and elsewhere to get more information or give me some sort of way into getting a job at Xcel Energy. I have also been applying for jobs there like crazy in addition to seeing if I can get an "insider" there in my favor.
I have found out both good and bad news. The good news is that even the janitorial staff at many power plant locations; whether it be gas, coal, nuclear, etc. make MORE than many mid-level researchers per year! The jobs in the energy industry are also a lot more stable as turnover is very low and even things like operations technician positions make around 50 t
So...as Christmas winds down and my 31st birthday looming at the end of next month, I have been reflecting on a few things. I have been unemployed for the past year, living on donating plasma as I have been forced to move in with one of my aunts. My remaining and last pet rat looks like he is dying, and there is little I can do for him at this point because it appears to be an age-related disease whatever he has as he is three-and-a-half years old and this is a very advanced age for a species of animal that averages about two or three years in terms of lifespan.
With that being said, this is not a post on self-pity but just a statement of fa