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<h1>The Chromatic Expanse</h1>
 
<h1>The Chromatic Expanse</h1>
'''Sovereign: Dahlia Twist, Ranger'''
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'''Sovereign: Bunny, Big Bunny'''
  
This is a land of dreams and stories, of strange possibility and subtle revelation. The breath of the Skalds whispers through the twilight air, a spoken archive of legend and wisdom unfettered by time. Among these living words lies an endless wasteland, wrapped in the mists of tales yet to be told. Geography is not subject to maps and logic; the inhabitants navigate by pure desire. The points of the compass are curiosity and song, insight and bloodshed.
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From Territory to Territory stretch the Endless Paths, filled with the infinite possibilities of Walker creativity. The Paths will take you wherever you want to go, except when they take you where you need to go instead.  The ground is easy under your feet and travelling invigorates you instead of tiring you. Plain but comfortable wayhouses manifest along the roads when you ned them, providing a place of rest and safety. There are many secrets and mysteries upon these roads, some dangerous, some just peculiar, all rewarding to those who are willing to search for them.
  
Yet there are islands of stability here, where great sagas have found form in the minds of the Tribes. Bulwarks of growth harbouring whole ecosystems have been shaped into existence. Hives and webways thrum with glittering life and calm pools provide oases of respite for travellers. But this is life in all its unfettered aspects and only fools think every tale ends well. Here too beasts track burning footprints through the nightmares of the unprepared and an endless storm shatters the distant sky. Among the auguries and portents of many futures The Shapers of the Tribes lay the foundations of a new and better world, through unrestrained passion and the raw power of biomancy unleashed.
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Nothing is truly impossible on the Endless Paths, but many things are difficult. Those who would subjugate others find a toxic miasma coalescing around them until they either up or die. Kaiju wander the paths, crushing invaders and fighting those who desire a challenge. The Spider Scholars grant gifts of great wisdom to those who are prepared to become carriers of their eggs. But more than that is the potential for more profound growth. Black, White, Orange – the seeds of a thousand new Paths, a thousand new ways of being, are sown here. The Walkers will never stop growing.
  
''Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (16/8)''
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''Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (16/32)''
  
 
<h3>Antisolar Point</h3>
 
<h3>Antisolar Point</h3>
''Owner: Rainbow'' (NEW)
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''Owner: Rainbow''
  
 
A cave system that appears from a distance misty on a hillside, like a cloud bank, but when entered it becomes almost solid: the hues shift on its walls, iridescent, never quite decided. There are no doors, simply where you entered; you roam and explore freely here, when welcomed. The floor is granite, the quartz glittering from the light that permeates the space.
 
A cave system that appears from a distance misty on a hillside, like a cloud bank, but when entered it becomes almost solid: the hues shift on its walls, iridescent, never quite decided. There are no doors, simply where you entered; you roam and explore freely here, when welcomed. The floor is granite, the quartz glittering from the light that permeates the space.
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<h3>The Cabaret of Blood</h3>
 
<h3>The Cabaret of Blood</h3>
''Owner: Claw (NEW)''
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''Owner: Claw''
  
 
Everywhere you look, wine is flowing, blood is being spilled, laughter mixes with the pained cry of conflict. Any experience, sensation or emotion you seek can be found here.
 
Everywhere you look, wine is flowing, blood is being spilled, laughter mixes with the pained cry of conflict. Any experience, sensation or emotion you seek can be found here.
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''Storing 10 majesty''
 
''Storing 10 majesty''
  
<h3>The Catacomb of Lost Toys</h3>
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<h3>The Diabolical and the Found</h3>
 
''Owner: Ash''
 
''Owner: Ash''
  
A maze of tunnels made of broken parts, rock, wires and metals. One moment you think you're in the ruins of a spaceship, the next turn might lead to an
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The Labyrinth remains but the highest ceilings are smashed by the explosive force of the Infernal Becoming. Parts of the Heap have risen into volcanoes of molten glass and metal that stretch up through the roof. Stars sometimes peek through a sky of rolling, angry thunderclouds. The Forge at the heart now branches out into rivulets of fire and lava encased in black glass, like the veins of a giant beast. At the centre is a scavenger city of inventors called the Found. The buildings are made of salvage, towering above the piles of scrap with swinging walkways and ziplines between. The Found create incredible devices from the things left behind, a lot of which are weaponry. They speak in frantic whispers about 'getting back at Them'. Although none of them really know who 'They' are it fuels their creativity and brings them closer together. The air is filled with screams, crashes, pounding music, laughter and cackling.
uneven tunnel of quartz. At the centre is a large den filled with mountains of shining junk and debris. Nestled between is a forge and workshop. Not that you could ever find it without a map or a guide.
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* '''Force*''': The forge is in the shape of a volcano and radiates heat constantly. You feel if whatever you made wasn't worthy it would pull you in and consume you as penance.
 
* '''Force*''': The forge is in the shape of a volcano and radiates heat constantly. You feel if whatever you made wasn't worthy it would pull you in and consume you as penance.
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<h3>The Dark Heart Of The Woods</h3>
 
<h3>The Dark Heart Of The Woods</h3>
''Owner: Maggot'' (NEW)
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''Owner: Maggot''
  
 
This was once a sprawling industrial complex whose chimneys belched out thick black smoke that blocked out the sun. Now the land has reclaimed what was taken from it – the buildings lie in ruins, a mass of rusted metal, broken glass and shattered machinery covered in moss, vines and rot. The inhabitants of the area are twisted, stunted creatures that spend their short, pathetic lives scavenging the ruins.
 
This was once a sprawling industrial complex whose chimneys belched out thick black smoke that blocked out the sun. Now the land has reclaimed what was taken from it – the buildings lie in ruins, a mass of rusted metal, broken glass and shattered machinery covered in moss, vines and rot. The inhabitants of the area are twisted, stunted creatures that spend their short, pathetic lives scavenging the ruins.
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* '''Wonder''': A sparkling oasis where it is always twilight. Those who drink find their memories replaced with those of exotic strangers. (Orb-Weaver, I)
 
* '''Wonder''': A sparkling oasis where it is always twilight. Those who drink find their memories replaced with those of exotic strangers. (Orb-Weaver, I)
 
* '''Exploitation''': ''advantaging Ash'' A swarm of small biomantic bees. They gather the mana into their little leg-pouches. (Ash, IV)
 
* '''Exploitation''': ''advantaging Ash'' A swarm of small biomantic bees. They gather the mana into their little leg-pouches. (Ash, IV)
 
<h3>The Entropolis</h3>
 
''Owner: Agony'' (NEW)
 
 
A paradoxical perversion of an opportunity metropolis. Twisted spires converge at impossible angles and the din of hedonism and excess permeates the air. It is possible to walk in one direction for a week and never reach the other end of the city, turning back to find yourself overlooking the void from the highest balcony. Raiders and Gladiators joust in the skies on dangerously fast speeder bikes and vicious fights to the death blend into the bonfires of a carnival of carnage. The Red path taken to its ultimate conclusion, on the precipice of death, you never feel more alive.
 
 
* '''Force*''': Killers astride perilously fast jetbikes armed to the teeth with cruel weapons. When not raiding, they entertain themselves with aerial-jousting.
 
  
 
<h3>The Ethereal Wilds</h3>
 
<h3>The Ethereal Wilds</h3>
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<h3>Experience©</h3>
 
<h3>Experience©</h3>
''Owner: Dahlia Twist''
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''Owner: The Shaper formally known as The Loveliest Lies'' (UPDATED*)
  
Welcome to Experience©, where all of your dreams – and nightmares – can come true. Our Blendgineers will make sure you enjoy, or detest, everything Experience has to offer- or none of it at all. Here, you’re in charge. From our opulent velveteen dens, to our glittering pools and pulsing nightclubs – Everywhere you look there’s a door, and something behind it. Who will you be today? Be anyone, become anything, Try Everything – Thats the Twist motto! Grab an Experience Module and integrate, with any licensed Peer© headset or injection module, and immerse yourself. Welcome to no restrictions. Welcome to desire. Welcome, to EXPERIENCE©!
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Welcome to Experience©, w̩̲̳͓he̪̪͓͓re all ̙̰̞͙o̲̗̰ͅf your dreams – and nightmares – can co̹͕̫me true. Our Blendgineers w̲̻̻̲ill make sure you enjoy, or det̮̭̥ͅest, eve͚̗͚ͅrything Experi͕̦̲̭ence has tọ̹͔͓ ̦̲̩offer- or no͓̩͖̘ne of it at all. ͈̙͙̥Here, y̠̫̯̭ou’re in ̫͖͍̪charge. From ouṛ̞̱̙ opulent velveteen dens, to ͙͚͕ͅour̩̣͔ͅ glitter͉̥̜̰ing̻͈̞ pools and p̞̗̮͙ulsing nightclubs – Everywhere you look the͍͕͖re’s ̥͍͇̳a door, and something behind it͕͉̟. Who ̯͉̹͕will yo̘͍̞ͅu be today? Be a̗͙̯̥nyone, bec̭̤̻ome aṋ̭̜͕ything, Try Evḙ̺̲͓rything –͙̘̦͚ Thats the Twi<br>
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* '''Wonder*''': Ceilings and skies are littered with beautiful glowing crystals that come when beckoned, and move affectionately around the caller.
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* '''Wonder*''': The Relay: Atop the tallest spire of the Experience Complex is a dazzling LED and neon construct of communication, interception and broadcast technology, filling all those who see it with a desire to connect, inspire and achieve.
 
* '''Miracle''': In Experience©, scarcity is a thing of the miserable past, and with our future there is no place for it. With Torgue Munitions' 'Raise the Bass' wealth generator, everybody gets the Opportunity to realise their potential. (Ten Count, IV)
 
* '''Miracle''': In Experience©, scarcity is a thing of the miserable past, and with our future there is no place for it. With Torgue Munitions' 'Raise the Bass' wealth generator, everybody gets the Opportunity to realise their potential. (Ten Count, IV)
 
* '''Force''': Experience consultants meet and match patrons with personalised services. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
 
* '''Force''': Experience consultants meet and match patrons with personalised services. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Creation''': Throughout the realm, trees, stones and water flows conceal map fragments. If you assemble the map, it leads to a tree. Each fruit of the tree inspires knowledge. The apparition known as Change also learns these. (Subsidiary, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': Throughout the realm, trees, stones and water flows conceal map fragments. If you assemble the map, it leads to a tree. Each fruit of the tree inspires knowledge. The apparition known as Change also learns these. (Subsidiary, IV)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A grand obelisk of stone and glowing wires in red/green/blue, inscribed: 'If in doubt, bang it out.' The inhabitants can interact with it to reveal the full Gospel of Apple and her adventures in the nexus; the story is constantly added to with new inspirations on uniting the paths and walking free. (Subsidiary, IV)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A grand obelisk of stone and glowing wires in red/green/blue, inscribed: 'If in doubt, bang it out.' The inhabitants can interact with it to reveal the full Gospel of Apple and her adventures in the nexus; the story is constantly added to with new inspirations on uniting the paths and walking free. (Subsidiary, IV)
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<h3>The Outrider Flotilla</h3>
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''Owner: Dauntless Karash''
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The ocean sprays with prismatic haze kicked up by a hundred grav-boats racing endlessly across the infinite sea, spurring each other to move ever faster and with ever more reckless abandon. Beneath the waves, something terrible lurks, an all-consuming shadow yet to surface.
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* '''Creation*''': When the conditions are just right, the mist forms like dew upon exposed surfaces, leaving behind tiny glowing crystals and an empty taste in the air.
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* '''Masterpiece''': A great albino lizard-beast. Blind but tasting the arrogance and hubris of the unworthy who it devours. (End Of Hope Is Truth, III)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' The Divine Experiment: An Experience© testing facility, where citizens may temporarily experience the virtual reality of being a Shaper. (Dahlia Twist, III)
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* '''Force''': Mosquitoes buzz through the darkness, alert for any movement. They taste the motives of intruders and swarm to drain the blood of those with ill intent. True explorers receive an infusion of healing, transformative vigour which lets them reinvent themselves from the inspiration to be found here. (Leaf, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Mirador'' A band of shadowy warriors who fight and hunt in the fashion of big cats. (Abyss, II)
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* '''Wonder''': The mana infused mists form dew which runs into rivulets, streams and torrents before cascading, unending, into the void below. (Abyss, II)
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* '''Miracle''': Phosphorescent floating eels slithering silently through the mist, hunting for intruders. (Bogwort, IV)
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* '''Palace''': The huge, gnarled roots of the immense tree cradle a crumbling structure of crystal and rock perilously above the void. (Abyss, II)
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* '''Throne''': At the nadir of the realm the mists coalesce into a throne - almost solid - from which can be surveyed nothingness. (Abyss, II)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Tableau BOOM!'' A waterfall of wise echoes. Whisper under the rainbow spray and listen for the answer coming back from the stone. (Tableau BOOM!, IV)
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* '''Obliviation''': OUR REALITY IS SACROSANCT. NONE MAY DESECRATE IT BY TRESPASSING UPON ITS PRECIPICE. BEGONE. (At Dawn And At Dusk, IV)
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'' Storing 2 red mana<br>
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'' Storing 2 green mana<br>
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'' Storing 3 blue mana<br>
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''Storing 38 majesty
  
 
<h3>The Paper Hive</h3>
 
<h3>The Paper Hive</h3>
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* '''Creation*''': Moments of clarity – insights made solid and crystal by the hammer sun. Forged genius, frozen insight.
 
* '''Creation*''': Moments of clarity – insights made solid and crystal by the hammer sun. Forged genius, frozen insight.
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Hemlock'' The shadows of all those who enter remain behind and advocate for their owners. (Abyss, IV)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Hemlock'' The shadows of all those who enter remain behind and advocate for their owners. (Abyss, IV)
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<h3>The Still Sea</h3>
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''Owner: Hemlock'' (UPDATED*)
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The sea stretches forever, in writhing waves of darkness. Dead trees crawl towards the sky. Moonlight reflecting off of their bone-white branches.
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It is still.
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It is silent.
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Then comes the hordes. Glowing red eyes light the darkness. Leaping through the canopy, gripping with skeletal hands. Flame pouring from open wounds and sharp smiles - looking; searching; hunting. 
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The land itself retreats desperately. Not a noise is made but a war is fought. People fall and strange flowers bloom in their corpses. Claws rake across leaf and stem leaving deep bleeding marks.
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* '''Force*''': Snakes appear out of the water, leaving small piles of sparkling mana in return for the gift of song.
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Kerebos'' The blue dragon's flight value magic above all else and will fight for those that provide them with wonders. (Kerebos, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': After death, corpses blossom, warp and mutate, forming strange new creatures. Living again. ((READ ERROR), IV)
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* '''Creation''': A book of plans and 100 ways to fix your problems with gaffa tape and penetrating oil. (Typhoon, IV)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A sturdy wall with a hole smashed through it. Light shines through. ((READ ERROR), IV)
  
 
<h3>Telluric Fastness</h3>
 
<h3>Telluric Fastness</h3>
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Tor'' The shadows of all those who enter gather needful things for their owners. (Abyss, IV)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Tor'' The shadows of all those who enter gather needful things for their owners. (Abyss, IV)
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
<h3>The Twilight Jungle</h3>
 
''Owner: Hemlock''
 
 
The thick jungle that rises tall out of a wide bottomless ocean, reflecting the perpetual twilight sky. Luminescent lichen and playful fireflies light what lurks under the water's surface. Brightly colored plants release clouds of sweet smelling, mildly hallucinogenic smoke. Denizens sit with their feet dangling over the edges of their carved tree
 
hollow homes, occasionally travelling along the vines that dip above the water's surface. The low light and soft sound of the waves entices visitors to relax, perhaps even fall asleep. Those that do find themselves adrift somewhere far away in the seemingly endless blue.
 
 
* '''Force*''': Snakes appear out of the water, leaving small piles of sparkling mana in return for the gift of song.
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Kerebos'' The blue dragon's flight value magic above all else and will fight for those that provide them with wonders. (Kerebos, IV)
 
* '''Wonder''': After death, corpses blossom, warp and mutate, forming strange new creatures. Living again. ((READ ERROR), IV)
 
* '''Creation''': A book of plans and 100 ways to fix your problems with gaffa tape and penetrating oil. (Typhoon, IV)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A sturdy wall with a hole smashed through it. Light shines through. ((READ ERROR), IV)
 
  
 
<h3>Udoma, The Tree In The Middle Of Nowhere</h3>
 
<h3>Udoma, The Tree In The Middle Of Nowhere</h3>
''Owner: Amaryllis'' (NEW)
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''Owner: Amaryllis''
  
 
A space under a great tree that seemingly grows in the middle of nowhere. Bioluminescent moss lines space, as do multiple flowers, cultivated by their Amaryllis's hand. Of course, there’s material reminders – a vast array of books, shiny objects (knives, jewellery and anything they can pinch from invading forces) and clothing. They give the place an appearance that resembles an unholy union a magpie’s nest, a greenhouse, and a teenager’s bedroom.   
 
A space under a great tree that seemingly grows in the middle of nowhere. Bioluminescent moss lines space, as do multiple flowers, cultivated by their Amaryllis's hand. Of course, there’s material reminders – a vast array of books, shiny objects (knives, jewellery and anything they can pinch from invading forces) and clothing. They give the place an appearance that resembles an unholy union a magpie’s nest, a greenhouse, and a teenager’s bedroom.   
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''Storing 5 blue mana<br>
 
''Storing 5 blue mana<br>
 
''Storing 8 majesty''
 
''Storing 8 majesty''
 
<h3>The Void Below</h3>
 
''Owner: Abyss''
 
 
Deep below the Verdant Reach is what might be termed the very base of the world, if such a thing could be said to exist. Certainly none have returned to tell tales of anything beneath the vast network of twisted roots, exposed foundations, and odd crystal formations, used by the inhabitants to anchor themselves above the perilous, yawning nothingness.
 
 
And as you might expect, the people and creatures making their home in this world-below-the-world are strange indeed, but perhaps the strangest feature of the Void Below is the air itself - a strange, otherworldly, phosphorescent mist perpetually swirls and dances between root and rock and out of sight below, radiating power.
 
 
* '''Creation*''': When the conditions are just right, the mist forms like dew upon exposed surfaces, leaving behind tiny glowing crystals and an empty taste in the air.
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A great albino lizard-beast. Blind but tasting the arrogance and hubris of the unworthy who it devours. (End Of Hope Is Truth, III)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' The Divine Experiment: An Experience© testing facility, where citizens may temporarily experience the virtual reality of being a Shaper. (Dahlia Twist, III)
 
* '''Force''': Mosquitoes buzz through the darkness, alert for any movement. They taste the motives of intruders and swarm to drain the blood of those with ill intent. True explorers receive an infusion of healing, transformative vigour which lets them reinvent themselves from the inspiration to be found here. (Leaf, II)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Mirador'' A band of shadowy warriors who fight and hunt in the fashion of big cats. (Abyss, II)
 
* '''Wonder''': The mana infused mists form dew which runs into rivulets, streams and torrents before cascading, unending, into the void below. (Abyss, II)
 
* '''Miracle''': Phosphorescent floating eels slithering silently through the mist, hunting for intruders. (Bogwort, IV)
 
* '''Palace''': The huge, gnarled roots of the immense tree cradle a crumbling structure of crystal and rock perilously above the void. (Abyss, II)
 
* '''Throne''': At the nadir of the realm the mists coalesce into a throne - almost solid - from which can be surveyed nothingness. (Abyss, II)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Tableau BOOM!'' A waterfall of wise echoes. Whisper under the rainbow spray and listen for the answer coming back from the stone. (Tableau BOOM!, IV)
 
* '''Obliviation''': OUR REALITY IS SACROSANCT. NONE MAY DESECRATE IT BY TRESPASSING UPON ITS PRECIPICE. BEGONE. (At Dawn And At Dusk, IV)
 
 
'' Storing 2 red mana<br>
 
'' Storing 2 green mana<br>
 
'' Storing 3 blue mana<br>
 
''Storing 38 majesty
 
  
 
<h3>The Web­ways Of The Gossamer Athenaeum</h3>
 
<h3>The Web­ways Of The Gossamer Athenaeum</h3>
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''Storing 4 majesty
 
''Storing 4 majesty
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<h3>The Archipelago of Util</h3>
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''Owner: Cuicatl''
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A beautiful archipelago. There is trade between islands in an idyllic state of bliss. There is a smattering of old architectural features in marble. There are domes and spires on each of the islands. There is a great fleet that maintains order, but there are no rulers. Anyone that seeks to put themselves above another, is first castigated and then ejected from the highest point on the largest island into the living volcano. Thus, end all tyrants.
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* '''Palace*''': A great living volcano, bubbling frequently but not erupting. It grants warmth to the island and a source of justice.
  
 
<h3>Bastion Now Sleeps</h3>
 
<h3>Bastion Now Sleeps</h3>
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<h3>Château D’If Inverse</h3>
 
<h3>Château D’If Inverse</h3>
''Owner: Santiel'' (NEW)
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''Owner: Santiel''
  
 
Moorland stretching and undulating over a large duchy, brackish streams perforating the land around fortified farmhouses and homesteads which scatter the fertile, peaty land. A low, brutish castle dominates the centre of the duchy, a singular circular tower rising from walls built for defence rather than beauty. Then cast down below to the realm inverse, to the prison of the hopeless and the harsh moorlands of night where hope is fleeting and never fulfilled. Everything is a nightmarish twin of its form above ground but here the sun never blesses the ground and the dogs of judgement chase the judged.  
 
Moorland stretching and undulating over a large duchy, brackish streams perforating the land around fortified farmhouses and homesteads which scatter the fertile, peaty land. A low, brutish castle dominates the centre of the duchy, a singular circular tower rising from walls built for defence rather than beauty. Then cast down below to the realm inverse, to the prison of the hopeless and the harsh moorlands of night where hope is fleeting and never fulfilled. Everything is a nightmarish twin of its form above ground but here the sun never blesses the ground and the dogs of judgement chase the judged.  
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* '''Miracle''': A tripartite mirror that reflects the viewer's full potential as a hero, a villain, or as one who acts outside the tales. A question posed? A glimpse of things to come? (Vermilion, II)
 
* '''Miracle''': A tripartite mirror that reflects the viewer's full potential as a hero, a villain, or as one who acts outside the tales. A question posed? A glimpse of things to come? (Vermilion, II)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Mariana, Oceanheart'' A small, unremarkable shop, selling weaponry to those brave enough to fight against the darkness. (Theobald, III)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Mariana, Oceanheart'' A small, unremarkable shop, selling weaponry to those brave enough to fight against the darkness. (Theobald, III)
* '''Causality Weld''': Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian. (Crankshaft, IV)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian; broken parts are forged anew as ships pass between them. So too, the memories of their crews are reintegrated. (Crankshaft, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': Mystical shapes flickering in the flames of the fortress, showing long-lost knowledge and ancient secrets. (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
 
* '''Creation''': Mystical shapes flickering in the flames of the fortress, showing long-lost knowledge and ancient secrets. (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings. (Ziggy Love, II)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings. (Ziggy Love, II)
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<h3>Respite</h3>
 
<h3>Respite</h3>
''Owner: Her Magnificent Benevolence Dolorea, the Blood Mother'' (NEW)
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''Owner: Her Magnificent Benevolence Dolorea, the Blood Mother''
  
 
A sprawling monastery on the slopes of a mountain, constantly building and expanding, where great minds study the physical world and the infirm are healed in comfort. The screams and viscera of the unluckier patients are mostly kept from the more public areas, but the faint smell of blood is ever-present.
 
A sprawling monastery on the slopes of a mountain, constantly building and expanding, where great minds study the physical world and the infirm are healed in comfort. The screams and viscera of the unluckier patients are mostly kept from the more public areas, but the faint smell of blood is ever-present.
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<h3>The Vale Of Erin</h3>
 
<h3>The Vale Of Erin</h3>
''Owner: Sétanta'' (NEW)
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''Owner: Sétanta''
  
 
Several small streams flow down forested valley sides into a large lake, shaped like a human heart, which, in turn, feeds into the sea. In the lake sits a single barren island, reachable only by an eternally swaying bridge. Several small settlements exist among the rivers and around the shores of the lake, many of which are nigh indistinguishable from their verdant surroundings. The air is constantly filled with the scents of the sea and fresh growth, with the morning mists burning off slowly to reveal the Vale like an emerald, before concealing it from sight once more.
 
Several small streams flow down forested valley sides into a large lake, shaped like a human heart, which, in turn, feeds into the sea. In the lake sits a single barren island, reachable only by an eternally swaying bridge. Several small settlements exist among the rivers and around the shores of the lake, many of which are nigh indistinguishable from their verdant surroundings. The air is constantly filled with the scents of the sea and fresh growth, with the morning mists burning off slowly to reveal the Vale like an emerald, before concealing it from sight once more.
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** With the consent of the parties involved, emotions can be empathically transmitted and received.
 
** With the consent of the parties involved, emotions can be empathically transmitted and received.
 
** Every individual contains the potential for any of a vast, multi-faceted array of emotions and motivations; an individual may choose their emphasis and not lose access to the rest.
 
** Every individual contains the potential for any of a vast, multi-faceted array of emotions and motivations; an individual may choose their emphasis and not lose access to the rest.
** Motives will have power in the new world, and anyone can use that power.
 
 
** Motives have the potential to be infinite in variety, to change, develop, mutate and multiply with time.
 
** Motives have the potential to be infinite in variety, to change, develop, mutate and multiply with time.
 
** The existing avatars of the Motives will persist and survive, but will have no special power over their Motive.
 
** The existing avatars of the Motives will persist and survive, but will have no special power over their Motive.
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<h1>Horizon</h1>
 
<h1>Horizon</h1>
'''Sovereign: An Endless Falling, Illuminated Prosecutor'''
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'''Sovereign: An Endless Falling, Mentor'''
  
 
From lazily swirling mists emerge tall, jagged, square pillars of iridescent metal crystal, whorled in blocky, fractal spirals. Passages entreat travellers to explore within, wherein smooth black and white ceramic shafts buzz with latent data, holographic skeins arcing across their surface like synapses firing. In the cracks one can sometimes see through to a sunset-scape of creams and purples and violets, as if there were an infinite vista just beyond a razor-thin barrier of impenetrable matter. This endless sky greets new arrivals upon the first summit they appear at from the rift.
 
From lazily swirling mists emerge tall, jagged, square pillars of iridescent metal crystal, whorled in blocky, fractal spirals. Passages entreat travellers to explore within, wherein smooth black and white ceramic shafts buzz with latent data, holographic skeins arcing across their surface like synapses firing. In the cracks one can sometimes see through to a sunset-scape of creams and purples and violets, as if there were an infinite vista just beyond a razor-thin barrier of impenetrable matter. This endless sky greets new arrivals upon the first summit they appear at from the rift.
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These passages often end abruptly in new spaces, confusing direction entirely. A traveller might come to a sheer drop, finding themselves walking out onto a bridge of pure light perpendicular to the apparent gravity of the territory they are approaching. Or the ground behind them might sink away, a path of maddeningly wayward stones erupting from the mists before them. Sometimes, landmasses are seen, great heavy chains sinking up or down without apparent purpose. So rarely as to invite myth, shadows gloam just out of sight in the distance, a haunting song reminiscent of whales in contemplation gently lapping across the pillars and skies.
 
These passages often end abruptly in new spaces, confusing direction entirely. A traveller might come to a sheer drop, finding themselves walking out onto a bridge of pure light perpendicular to the apparent gravity of the territory they are approaching. Or the ground behind them might sink away, a path of maddeningly wayward stones erupting from the mists before them. Sometimes, landmasses are seen, great heavy chains sinking up or down without apparent purpose. So rarely as to invite myth, shadows gloam just out of sight in the distance, a haunting song reminiscent of whales in contemplation gently lapping across the pillars and skies.
  
''Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (12/8)''
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''Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (0/0)'' **AWAITING STORAGE UPDATES**
  
 
<h3>The Acid Jungle</h3>
 
<h3>The Acid Jungle</h3>
''Owner: Knight Of Pentacles'' (NEW)
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''Owner: Knight Of Pentacles''
  
 
Be careful where you step. Watch where you put your hands. Try not to breathe, if you can, because in the Acid Jungle everything drips with venom. From the soil underfoot that scorches the sole, up to the treetops where birds feast on the burning sap of the leaves, the only way to survive life here is to make sure you’re the most poisonous one of the lot.
 
Be careful where you step. Watch where you put your hands. Try not to breathe, if you can, because in the Acid Jungle everything drips with venom. From the soil underfoot that scorches the sole, up to the treetops where birds feast on the burning sap of the leaves, the only way to survive life here is to make sure you’re the most poisonous one of the lot.
  
 
* '''Palace*''': This Knight’s castle is buried deep down. When the winds are caustic and the clouds weep poison, the only place that’s safe is underground.
 
* '''Palace*''': This Knight’s castle is buried deep down. When the winds are caustic and the clouds weep poison, the only place that’s safe is underground.
 
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Pebblechrome'' An Archivist, gathering and collecting knowledge, offering wise and honest advice to those who ask it. (Hope Balances Five, V)
<h3>The Amethyst Tower</h3>
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* '''Force''': Claws rise from the surface of still waters, dragging down anything or anyone within reach. (Tor, V)
''Owner: Desiderata Violet''
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* '''Untamed Force''': Poisonous flaming red flowers, that spread everywhere and coat everything. Beautiful but deadly, these flowers ruin all who touch them, no exceptions. (Amaryllis, V)
 
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* '''Wonder''': The new trees stand out of place. They are not of here, but spark curiosity. The bark scorches the hand to touch, the sap refreshes like water underneath. Those with the drive to seek it out receive their earned reward, and drink their fill. (Glint, V)
[[Outworld/The_Amethyst_Tower|Tales of The Amethyst Tower]]
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* '''Causality Weld''': Not everything that emerges from the Jungle is toxic. A vast and refilling cornucopia of exotic fruit offers sharp flavours and bright colours to the striving folk as a reminder: for those who search, there is plenty good in the world. (Crankshaft, V)
 
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Kystennin'' Before they set foot in the jungle, sensible folk make sure to stop at the townships at the edges. Living as they have for so long, those there can supply explorers with antidotes, to keep them... let's say, 'safe'. (Patient Guardian, V)
A skyscraper of gleaming steel and glass, inside is a maze of purple and white polished, brightly lit, and sterile looking corridors full of people busily meeting the demands of Desiderata’s clients. Music is constantly heard everywhere, interspersed with whispered questions: “Who are you?” “What do you want?”
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* '''Creation''': These poisonous blooms, as beautiful as they are deadly, can, with careful study and measured dosage, also serve as medicines or antidotes. (Héloise, V)
 
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Héloise'' A breeding population of non-sapient, draconic mini-kaiju from the Wyrdwood. Green-winged, scaled and furred. Predators themselves, but nutritious and delicious. (Héloise, V)
* '''Creation*''': An extravagant throne-like chair of polished purple crystal and glittering light sitting in the head office of the Amethyst Tower.
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* '''Masterpiece''': A production studio rented by NBTV, but always on the lookout for the Next Big Thing #givethepeoplewhattheywant #darling. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Forbidden Creation''': Towering crystal mirrors surrounding the Amethyst Tower. The reflections of the tower's occupants are not always the same every time they look. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Flare'' The seven seas of rhye. (Ziggy Love, I)
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* '''Force''': A cadre of purple and white adorned crystalline security dolls with porcelain faces. (C60, I)
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* '''Legion''': A legion of bioengineers run hydroponics labs across floors eight to ten, providing food to the tower and selling on the excess for profits. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Untamed Force''': Blinding, glittering spotlights pointed at the mirrors surrounding the tower. The light illuminates and shows things for what they want to be. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Ziggy Love'' Dynamite with a laser beam. (Ziggy Love, I)
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* '''Mana Fountain''': ''enhancing red'' Clouds of scented smoke puff gently from the walls of one of the rooms in the tower. (Desiderata Violet, II)
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* '''Wonder''': A scented and glittering fountain, sweet-smelling and shining with purple light. (Desiderata, I)
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* '''Miracle''': A bright purple light suffusing the steel and glass hallways of the Tower, making everybody smile. (Desiderata, I)
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* '''Dark Wonder''': Ziggy and Violet's Flare-inspired lingerie range. (Desiderata, I)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' The denizens of the Tower trade not in money, but in dreams and desires as they bustle through the corridors. (Desiderata Violet, III)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Flare'' The frozen sun hangs at the apex of the tower, scintillating all beneath it in never-before-seen colours. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
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* '''Palace''': A tall and beautiful statue of Liberator Switchgear stands outside the Tower gazing up towards the pinnacle. She is depicted wearing purple glittering goggles. (Desiderata Violet, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' Tall porcelain automata wearing purple goggles, roaming the corridors and whispering secrets. (Desiderata Violet, III)
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* '''Mind Harmoniser''': A brilliant new star hangs in the sky, visible day and night. Harmonic crystals in the star receive and convey Aethernet feeds. Tune in now! #harmonise (Ziggy Love, I)
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* '''Rich Pickings''': Purple Roses that creep and climb up the side of the tower. Buried between the petals are impossibly sharp thorns. Reaching in promises great reward, but the cost leaves scars for a lifetime. (At Dawn And At Dusk, I)
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* '''Geomantic Exodus''': A shimmering mist envelops the Amethyst Tower, obscuring it from view. When it clears, all that can be seen is a distant horizon. (Crankshaft, IV)
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* '''Aegis'''
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<h3>Charming</h3>
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''Owner: Intriguing Glint Anki''
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It’s beautiful and chaotic. The landscape is lush, undergrowth overflowing with life that piles into treetop canopies and over rivers as fat lilypads. Above it are the communities, moving as they wish around the scenery, rails available for tours to ‘nature’. Vibrant workshops, coloured steam bubbling out of spiralling chimneys and tubes. Whole walls are screens displaying the latest bloodsport match or invention competitions. The houses are sculpted, like glass blown creations they twist and bulge, fat columns around the glimmering windows. You don’t have to be mad to live here…
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* '''Force*''': Creation and destruction in the name of beauty, structures beat and breathe like living things; forges, ranges, alchemical, mechanical bliss.
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* '''Wonder''': Gaps in the forest canopy show new growth. Bright flowers explode colours, animals wander between the tree trunks and birds sing. (Glint, I)
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* '''Miracle''': The workshops connect; lost floating communities, held together by fragile ties. The memories of their last moments in Opportunity fade. Horrors that may or may not have happened, left behind with our broken home. We are adrift, but we are creators. Together, we live and experience life, with its many pleasures and moments anew. (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
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* '''Creation''': A flower of coloured glass blooms and cools in an open air forge. (Glint, I)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A showground for the celebration and demonstration of the marvellous inventions of the people. Competitions, exhibits and tests are performed here; a space of breadth and practicality, to the delight of all. Winning or treasured pieces move to the gallery. (Glint, III)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' An enthroned porcelain idol, who casts divinatory sticks and cards to give fortunate prophecy of wealth and power. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
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* '''Palace''': Multisense-network of instant messages refracted off the wings of messenger bees. Curated channels range from monochrome classics to bleeding edge scent-infused 3D programming. (Last Lingering Music, II)
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* '''Throne''': A gallery of the people's creations, beautiful and ever moving, accessed by a mahogany train carriage. (Mariana, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A consumer marketing and research consultancy from Holovid 12 Media to gauge interests and guide tastes in assorted shaping media. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
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* '''Geomantic Exodus''': Facing a poor financial climate, Holovid 12 closes shop to re-open in greener pastures. All that remains of home is the colossal biomechanical gate through which they passed. (Crankshaft, IV)
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''Storing 20 majesty''
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<h3>The Chequered Floor</h3>
 
<h3>The Chequered Floor</h3>
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* '''Force''': Stone towers, covered in vines, roam the board, protecting the people from outside attack. (Pivot, IV)
 
* '''Force''': Stone towers, covered in vines, roam the board, protecting the people from outside attack. (Pivot, IV)
 
* '''Wonder''': A many-hued, protean beast in a constant state of exploration/disruption. It has FANGS. (Teeth, IV)
 
* '''Wonder''': A many-hued, protean beast in a constant state of exploration/disruption. It has FANGS. (Teeth, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Calm Merchandiser'' Guides and advice are sold to help with the game. (Calm Merchandiser, V)
 
* '''Palace''': The last row, where pawns are promoted. Aspiration. A chance to grow into something more. (Subsidiary, IV)
 
* '''Palace''': The last row, where pawns are promoted. Aspiration. A chance to grow into something more. (Subsidiary, IV)
  
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''Storing 10 red mana''<br>
 
''Storing 10 red mana''<br>
''Storing 8 green mana''<br>
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''Storing 10 green mana''<br>
 
''Storing 10 blue mana''<br>
 
''Storing 10 blue mana''<br>
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<h3>The Deep Flow</h3>
 
<h3>The Deep Flow</h3>
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* '''Wonder''': In the shadowy vales, giant crystal spiders with squishy human brains stalk, their crystal bodies full of life-giving nutrients. (Orb-Weaver, II)
 
* '''Wonder''': In the shadowy vales, giant crystal spiders with squishy human brains stalk, their crystal bodies full of life-giving nutrients. (Orb-Weaver, II)
 
* '''Miracle''': A spider-web lattice of flowing quicksilver filaments extends outwards from the mountains in every direction, as far as the eye can see. (Orb-Weaver, III)
 
* '''Miracle''': A spider-web lattice of flowing quicksilver filaments extends outwards from the mountains in every direction, as far as the eye can see. (Orb-Weaver, III)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow'' A virtual programme gathering valuable data from across the realms. (Rain Falls On The Snow, V)
 
* '''Force''': A shimmering metallic pillar studded with gemstones, that repulses invaders and warns off spying. (Hawk, II)
 
* '''Force''': A shimmering metallic pillar studded with gemstones, that repulses invaders and warns off spying. (Hawk, II)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Adversity Breeds''
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Adversity Breeds''
 
* '''Creation''': A large coffee machine, able to be operated by humans and owls. (Trip The Electric, II)
 
* '''Creation''': A large coffee machine, able to be operated by humans and owls. (Trip The Electric, II)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': The Shifting Sculpture, a shape formed from obsidian and marble, twisting and shaping into beauties beyond compare. Beauty in the empty place. (By My Crooked Teeth, II)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': The Shifting Sculpture, a shape formed from obsidian and marble, twisting and shaping into beauties beyond compare. Beauty in the empty place. (By My Crooked Teeth, II)
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* '''Reality Exchange''': The sky shimmers from horizon to Horizon. The subtle, deep interplay of light as it somehow reflects from itself speaks of neither chaos nor order, but complexity and intention. The Fluorescence have arrived to teach the Flow humility... and aspiration. (Abyss, V)
  
 
''Storing 56 majesty''
 
''Storing 56 majesty''
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''Storing 8 majesty
 
''Storing 8 majesty
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<h3>Diverse City</h3>
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''Owner: Hope Balances Five
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The city proper is within the white granite walls of self which form a circle around the centre point of the palace. Running through the city and out into the territory around it are four major paths, also of white granite, that divide the region, each path has a name. Between kindness and stability lies the farmlands and forests of earth, between stability and cruelty lies the mines, forges and sands of metal, between cruelty and action lies the flames and lava pits of fire, and between action and kindness are the bountiful streams and springs of water.
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* '''Palace*''': White marble spires house offices and chambers, with four main corridors linking the paths to the glass domed central hall.
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* '''Throne''': At the centre of the palace, in the main hall beneath the dome, lies a rotating throne for the elected Balance. (Hope Balances Five, V)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Twisted Optics'' A small group of experts in de-escalation and conflict resolution to help ensure mutual benefit. (Hope Balances Five, V)
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* '''Force''': Flame spirits dwelling in the fire quarter, befriended by deliveries of flammable items on an obsidian altar, acting to protect the city. (Mariana, V)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Red Tail'' In return for leaving the granaries alone and assisting in defence, the rats have waste food and homes. (Hope Balances Five, V)
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* '''Wonder''': A statue of pearls and silver over the spring of fresh water that flows to the city, depicting a mermaid. (Mariana, V)
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* '''Miracle''': An iron statue housing fans to draw dusty air from the mines and make mining more comfortable. Depicting a dragon. (Mariana, V)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Among the rivers and springs of water is a bed of limestone and charcoal, cleansing the drinking water. (Crankshaft, V)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Mariana'' The traders take metals over the sea from the mines to trade in Ildathach for gemstones, bettering both territories. (Hope Balances Five, V)
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* '''Creation''': A wonderous apple tree in the earth sector, producing delicious and nutritious fruit of golden hue. (Mariana, V)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Liberator Joule'' A tall spire of stone leads between a docking station for zeppelins and a meeting hall where the farmers gather. (Hope Balances Five, V)
  
 
<h3>The Elephant Cathedral</h3>
 
<h3>The Elephant Cathedral</h3>
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* '''Palace''': A towering palace of deepest obsidian, spiralling into the clouds. Gargoyles adorn the battlements. (Pandora Libertine, III)
 
* '''Palace''': A towering palace of deepest obsidian, spiralling into the clouds. Gargoyles adorn the battlements. (Pandora Libertine, III)
 
* '''Throne''': A mountainous stone chair, carved from black marble. Its bulk entirely obscures one end of the bridge, rendering passage difficult. (Pandora, the Libertine, IV)
 
* '''Throne''': A mountainous stone chair, carved from black marble. Its bulk entirely obscures one end of the bridge, rendering passage difficult. (Pandora, the Libertine, IV)
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* '''Reality Exchange''': Burned into the concrete: wings. (An Endless Falling, V)
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
* '''Aegis'''
  
 
''Storing 6 majesty''
 
''Storing 6 majesty''
 
<h3>A Place Of Refuge</h3>
 
''Owner: Liberator Arclight'' (UPDATED)
 
 
Concealed within a great wall of storm-clouds, a network of floating towers, linked by bridges and woven all about by sinuous cables. A haven for the lost and the dispossessed, here is a place that those fleeing tyranny or disaster may always find shelter, guarded and tended to by the immortal mechanoid warrior-philosophers who call this place home.
 
 
* '''Force*''': The “Steadfast Against Ruin”, a mighty warship, forged anew from the broken hulls of many a derelict vessel.
 
* '''Legion''': A brood of dragons patrol the storm-walls, protecting those who seek refuge here. (Bethany, III)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Whispers of Autumn'' The wings of the Templar are forged of hardened light as they glide silently, porcelain faces serene. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
 
* '''Wonder''': A hive of iridescent bees, whose honey inspires dreams of one's deepest desires. (The Luxophage Sun, II)
 
* '''Causality Weld''': Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian; broken parts are forged anew as ships pass between them. So too, the memories of their crews are reintegrated. (Crankshaft, III)
 
* '''Creation''': A tower carved from the clouds, in which lies a library of books in some ancient, lost tongue. (Thunder Surrounding, II)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A labyrinth of swirling clouds and flashing lightning. Those who dare walk its shifting paths will come to understand who they truly are. (Thunder Surrounding, II)
 
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Whispers of Autumn'' A storm blows up, roiling with lightning of unknown colours. It promises a wind of prosperity that blows to new lands. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
 
* '''Palace''': Above the storm walls, a tower of unimaginable vastness, forged of a hundred airships docked to a central core. From its apex, one might see glimpses of myriad distant lands. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Carrion Comfort'' A soft-voiced whisperer that says: 'Don't forget your promise to Bethany.' (Carrion Comfort, III)
 
* '''Festival''': The names of the dead are spoken. They are remembered. Thus, they endure. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
 
 
''Storing 15 majesty''
 
  
 
<h3>The Gallery Of Truth And Lies</h3>
 
<h3>The Gallery Of Truth And Lies</h3>
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A cavernous building filled with portraits of Homeworld and Outworld. Portraits of famous events, or events that never happened, or did happen but ended differently. Adjoining it is the library filled with literature from all over the Homeworld, as well as hand written texts. Statues and trinkets are scattered throughout acquired from all over. Some were taken, some were gifts and some were earned. A place of reflection, learning, and the safeguard of historical knowledge.
 
A cavernous building filled with portraits of Homeworld and Outworld. Portraits of famous events, or events that never happened, or did happen but ended differently. Adjoining it is the library filled with literature from all over the Homeworld, as well as hand written texts. Statues and trinkets are scattered throughout acquired from all over. Some were taken, some were gifts and some were earned. A place of reflection, learning, and the safeguard of historical knowledge.
 
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* '''Wonder*''': The Floating Window, an ever changing view of the Outworld and Homeworld. A place of constant inspiration.
 
* '''Wonder*''': The Floating Window, an ever changing view of the Outworld and Homeworld. A place of constant inspiration.
 
* '''Miracle''': The Dream of the New World, a wing of art and stories. Depicting and inspiring all those who see it to strive to make a better world and foster a better way to live and the choice to decide for themselves. (Scarlet Crave, III)
 
* '''Miracle''': The Dream of the New World, a wing of art and stories. Depicting and inspiring all those who see it to strive to make a better world and foster a better way to live and the choice to decide for themselves. (Scarlet Crave, III)
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* '''Force''': An imposing tapestry depicting a great battle. The fall of the Sublime Concord. (Hawk, I)
 
* '''Force''': An imposing tapestry depicting a great battle. The fall of the Sublime Concord. (Hawk, I)
 
* '''Legion''': Cave paintings of rats that move over the walls, following visitors. (Red Tail, III)
 
* '''Legion''': Cave paintings of rats that move over the walls, following visitors. (Red Tail, III)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Whispers of Autumn'' The wings of the Templar are forged of hardened light as they glide silently, porcelain faces serene. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
 
* '''Creation''': Door of Many Locks. A door that opens to anywhere, a different key leads to a different section of the Gallery, creating many wonders and opportunity. (By My Crooked Teeth, I)
 
* '''Creation''': Door of Many Locks. A door that opens to anywhere, a different key leads to a different section of the Gallery, creating many wonders and opportunity. (By My Crooked Teeth, I)
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* '''Masterpiece''': The fields surrounding the gallery proper are awash with flowers. Roses, daisies, poppies and buttercups grow in patches in amongst wildflowers to create a beautiful garden. At the centre stands a strong and old apple tree, constantly in bloom. (At Dawn And At Dusk, V)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' A large room with a large table around which anyone from anywhere is able to discuss ideas clearly, concisely and swiftly with brevity.
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' A large room with a large table around which anyone from anywhere is able to discuss ideas clearly, concisely and swiftly with brevity.
 
* '''Palace''': A mighty reading room where one may reflect on the knowledge learned, and discover the deeper truth within. (Theobald, II)
 
* '''Palace''': A mighty reading room where one may reflect on the knowledge learned, and discover the deeper truth within. (Theobald, II)
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* '''Throne''': The Halls of Memory and Legend are open to all; those who step into the moving paintings and living books may study anything, from basic literacy and numeracy to advanced magical and scientific theory, according to their inclinations. (Héloise, V)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Red Tail'' A room of portraits of all the people you were or could be. There, they give advice and council. (By My Crooked Teeth, IV)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Red Tail'' A room of portraits of all the people you were or could be. There, they give advice and council. (By My Crooked Teeth, IV)
 
* '''Rich Pickings''': A grand archway with the names of all Realms carved upon, somehow always up to date. Those who pass through are blessed. (At Dawn And At Dusk, I)
 
* '''Rich Pickings''': A grand archway with the names of all Realms carved upon, somehow always up to date. Those who pass through are blessed. (At Dawn And At Dusk, I)
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* '''Glory Siphon''': A great cornucopia, flanked by hippocampus statues. (Mariana, V)
  
 
''Storing 6 majesty''
 
''Storing 6 majesty''
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<h3>The Garden Of Lost Things</h3>
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''Owner: At Dawn And At Dusk''
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[[Outworld/The_Porcelain_Garden|Tales of The Porcelain Garden]]
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A garden made of cracking porcelain, where the stiff white grass is pocked with patches of ash and dust - the only traces of what once was. The flowers that grow here but ghostly shadows. They sway without sound, phasing through each other where they should touch. The streets are walked by clockwork dolls whose skin is as cracked as the earth and whose gears and joints are rusted with salt. The wander the land, taking care of the broken and nurturing the new.
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* '''Force*''': Skeletal bees that swam in the pits of ash and dust, drawing out what little power remains with their deadly stings.
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* '''Legion''': An ever-marching parade of glass, gold and porcelain revelers, followed and surrounded by a cloak of sweet-smelling ash. (Kystennin, V)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Skyshock Sigma'' A squadron of golden and bronze dragons patrol the skies of the garden, warming the gears of the dolls into movement. (At Dawn And At Dusk, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': An ornamental lake. Just looking at it soothes the soul. (Soar Ever Upward, IV)
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* '''Miracle''': A copse of fibreoptic trees. From their branches hang screens and intricate interfaces to form intuitive, fully-functional aether connections. News, entertainment and education from across the realms. A VR gaming module hangs low for children and adults alike. (Intriguing Glint Anki, V)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow'' Trade caravans bring new mechancial and biomechanical parts. Made in designs from across all the realms. (Rain Falls On The Snow, V)
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* '''Causality Weld''': An oasis of peace and tranquility. (Crankshaft, IV)
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* '''Creation''': A great library in a forest of rich, vibrant trees. (At Dawn And At Dusk, V)
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* '''Masterpiece''': An apple tree constantly in bloom. Orbiting the branches is a constellation of golden fire, bringing light to the fields, and beauty to those within them. (By My Crooked Teeth, II)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Rain Falls On The Show'' A peaceful glade of trees where people come to meet and share stories. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
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''Storing 4 majesty''
  
 
<h3>HV12M Corporate HQ</h3>
 
<h3>HV12M Corporate HQ</h3>
 
''Owner: Auspicious Paradigm''
 
''Owner: Auspicious Paradigm''
  
A vast complex for the use of Holovid 12 Media in the new age. Four skyscraping towers hold well-appointed offices and meeting rooms with other necessary facilities for each department inhabiting much smaller nearby buildings. The first three are for the Financial and Accounting, Consumer Marketing and Research, and Solutions Management departments. The central and largest tower serves as the base of operations for Executive Management.
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A vast complex for the use of Holovid 12 Media in the new age. Four skyscraping towers hold well-appointed offices and meeting rooms with other necessary facilities for each department inhabiting much smaller nearby buildings. Vast reorganisation and restructuring is currently underway. Everywhere throughout the territory employees rush too and fro rearranging furnishings and offices or congregate in groups debating the importance and relations of every building, department, committee, and branch office within the company and how they fit in to the shifting paradigm of the company. The employees themselves are in a state of flux as well, with their appearances differing across the territory, shifting and varying with no individual's form remaining the same for more than a few days.
  
 
* '''Palace*''': The tower hosting Executive Management; an awe-inspiring, fully glass marvel of architecture grasping at the clouds, visible for miles around.
 
* '''Palace*''': The tower hosting Executive Management; an awe-inspiring, fully glass marvel of architecture grasping at the clouds, visible for miles around.
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* '''Force''': Lush foliage covers rolling hills opening onto a picturesque hanging river. The perfect place to spend one's outdoor chillax timeframe. (C60 2AT8, I)
 
* '''Force''': Lush foliage covers rolling hills opening onto a picturesque hanging river. The perfect place to spend one's outdoor chillax timeframe. (C60 2AT8, I)
 
* '''Wonder''': Mixed white and black crystal fountain in the plaza outside the executive tower. (Intriguing Glint Anki, I)
 
* '''Wonder''': Mixed white and black crystal fountain in the plaza outside the executive tower. (Intriguing Glint Anki, I)
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* '''Miracle''': A floor in one of the towers contains hidden gardens. The latest breakthroughs in hydroponics are worked on here, among relaxation spaces. The air is fresh with the scents of a myriad of plants. In one secluded area, a rockery frames a thin river of lava, a warming sight that hints of the wilds of nature. (Intriguing Glint Anki, V)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Soar Ever Upward'' Many wheeled carts arrive daily, overburdened with fresh fruit and other produce. With them comes news from other far-off places. (Auspicious Paradigm, V)
 
* '''Creation''': Holovid 12 Media Aethernet broadcasting tower, bringing the Aethernet and all of Holovid 12's quality shows and media to one and all. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
 
* '''Creation''': Holovid 12 Media Aethernet broadcasting tower, bringing the Aethernet and all of Holovid 12's quality shows and media to one and all. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A necessary evil. A vast, underground computer network plugged into the Aethernet expunges all media including or pertaining to Ziggy Love. Gotta leave it all behind and face the truth. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A necessary evil. A vast, underground computer network plugged into the Aethernet expunges all media including or pertaining to Ziggy Love. Gotta leave it all behind and face the truth. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
 
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Vox'' An enthroned porcelain idol whose triple faces speak prosperous advice. The cables that flow from it link through space to distant worlds. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
 
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Vox'' An enthroned porcelain idol whose triple faces speak prosperous advice. The cables that flow from it link through space to distant worlds. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
 
* '''Mind Harmoniser''': A new management hub that maximises the core synergies of the hacker spiders to produce great media remixes, whilst ensuring they do not violate corporate policies (NO BRAIN EGGS!). (Ziggy Love, I)
 
* '''Mind Harmoniser''': A new management hub that maximises the core synergies of the hacker spiders to produce great media remixes, whilst ensuring they do not violate corporate policies (NO BRAIN EGGS!). (Ziggy Love, I)
* '''Aegis'''
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* '''Concept Obliviating''': ''obliviating Beacons'' A grand circle unite and focus their gifts. A shining golden aegis radiates into the depths of the sky, extending out into infinity. Where it spreads, the boundaries of reality are re-knit and bolstered. None shall pass! (Mariana, V)
 
* '''Geomantic Exodus''': Facing a poor financial climate, Holovid 12 closes shop to re-open in greener pastures. All that remains of home is the colossal biomechanical gate through which they passed. (Crankshaft, IV)
 
* '''Geomantic Exodus''': Facing a poor financial climate, Holovid 12 closes shop to re-open in greener pastures. All that remains of home is the colossal biomechanical gate through which they passed. (Crankshaft, IV)
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* '''Golden Age''': ''enhancing green'' A renaissance of political, philosophical and business thought reimagines the structures of society along equivocal and evolving lines to aid in the realisation of the great work of creation. A new age dawns. (Mariana, V)
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* '''Aegis'''
  
 
''Storing 15 majesty''
 
''Storing 15 majesty''
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* '''Miracle''': Plants grow up between the bookshelves whose fruit nourishes and strengthens and allows the eater to control their form, shifting their self towards what they want and what they need. (Spine, III)
 
* '''Miracle''': Plants grow up between the bookshelves whose fruit nourishes and strengthens and allows the eater to control their form, shifting their self towards what they want and what they need. (Spine, III)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging By My Crooked Teeth'' Library Unification Network. Processes and compresses information for ease of storage and sharing. (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging By My Crooked Teeth'' Library Unification Network. Processes and compresses information for ease of storage and sharing. (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Data cross-checking and validation systems to ensure integrity of all indexes and data streams. (Crankshaft, V)
 
* '''Creation''': Scribes and savants. Beings who tend the library, transcribe the histories, and search out the stories. They tell the stories to all who will listen. (By My Crooked Teeth, I)
 
* '''Creation''': Scribes and savants. Beings who tend the library, transcribe the histories, and search out the stories. They tell the stories to all who will listen. (By My Crooked Teeth, I)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A great cascade of open galleries with a waterfall and river running through them, bringing light, life, fresh water and fish to the centre of the library. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A great cascade of open galleries with a waterfall and river running through them, bringing light, life, fresh water and fish to the centre of the library. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Patient Guardian'' Hidden in the depths of the stacks, a triple-faced synth-priest whispers secrets that are contained in no book. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
 
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Patient Guardian'' Hidden in the depths of the stacks, a triple-faced synth-priest whispers secrets that are contained in no book. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
 
* '''Palace''': A webbed shrine holds a copy of this revered biography and holy book: 'Dr Weaver, or how I learned to stop worrying and love biological transmogrification'. (Orb Weaver, II)
 
* '''Palace''': A webbed shrine holds a copy of this revered biography and holy book: 'Dr Weaver, or how I learned to stop worrying and love biological transmogrification'. (Orb Weaver, II)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Bunny'' Friendly talking robot mice give directions and surprisingly good life advice to explorers and provide food and water. (Bunny, V)
 
* '''Rich Pickings''': Leather bound books, old and worn, invite those who read them into warm comfort. (At Dawn And At Dusk, III)
 
* '''Rich Pickings''': Leather bound books, old and worn, invite those who read them into warm comfort. (At Dawn And At Dusk, III)
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* '''Golden Age''': ''enhancing green'' A unicorn appears across the land, travelling from realm to realm. The people celebrate its presence in art and festivities. (Mariana, V)
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* '''Reality Exchange''': A glowing doorway in every colour of light. (An Endless Falling, V)
  
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
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* '''Force*''': Rains of crystal and glass come and go, leaving radiant shards and broken hearts behind.
 
* '''Force*''': Rains of crystal and glass come and go, leaving radiant shards and broken hearts behind.
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Aadiahe'' Gold-clad warriors patrol under the pennant of a red apple, fierce and proud. (The Tears Fall Gladly, V)
 
* '''Wonder''': A mirror that sings of stories far away, and reveals 'the fairest' to its beholders. (The Tears Fall Gladly, IV)
 
* '''Wonder''': A mirror that sings of stories far away, and reveals 'the fairest' to its beholders. (The Tears Fall Gladly, IV)
 
* '''Miracle''': From every broken heart, blooms a red rose. The roses sing the only song they know, but the harmony changes. (The Tears Fall Gladly, IV)
 
* '''Miracle''': From every broken heart, blooms a red rose. The roses sing the only song they know, but the harmony changes. (The Tears Fall Gladly, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Ronan'' From Homeworld's End and the Sanctuary of Embers, merchants travel the realm, shielded from the glass by great bushes of roses which bloom above their caravans. (Calm Merchandiser, V)
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* '''Dark Wonder''': A mirrored coffin. Stare into it and see the corpse of another self – the sacrifices we make. (Aadiahe, V)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Plant life springs up. Thin roots knitting together reality, turning pollution into beauty. (Crankshaft, V)
 
* '''Creation''': A tall, black, glass tower in the form of a chess rook, which is topped with a glowing and changing star. (Subsidiary, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': A tall, black, glass tower in the form of a chess rook, which is topped with a glowing and changing star. (Subsidiary, IV)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': The tale of the apocalypse of liberation. Squamous, blind, albino lizard-monks guard a mechanism that tells of the gateway to dissonance. (End of Hope is Truth, IV)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': The tale of the apocalypse of liberation. Squamous, blind, albino lizard-monks guard a mechanism that tells of the gateway to dissonance. (End of Hope is Truth, IV)
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* '''Forbidden Creation''': A menagerie behind bars of ivory. Each specimen mid-metamorphosis. Maidens to swans, men to trees, books to tears, never complete. (Claw, V)
  
 
<h3>Kraken Heights</h3>
 
<h3>Kraken Heights</h3>
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging From The Source, The Flow'' Shapeshifting quicksilver visitors from another realm bring guidance to those who embrace the vision of the Flow. (From The Source, The Flow, III)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging From The Source, The Flow'' Shapeshifting quicksilver visitors from another realm bring guidance to those who embrace the vision of the Flow. (From The Source, The Flow, III)
 
* '''Force''': A group of exquisitely armoured undead ceremonial guards. (Bethany, II)
 
* '''Force''': A group of exquisitely armoured undead ceremonial guards. (Bethany, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging From The Source, The Flow'' Those who approach must cross a rippling, quicksilver lake that encircles the territory. It bears the weight of most, but some sink beneath the surface, never to be seen again. (From The Source, The Flow, V)
 
* '''Wonder''': A severed head prophesying the glories of overcoming challenges and conquering adversity. (Vermilion, II)
 
* '''Wonder''': A severed head prophesying the glories of overcoming challenges and conquering adversity. (Vermilion, II)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging From the Source, the Flow'' Shapeshifting quicksilver merchants offer wondrous items to the relatives of those who offer their minds to the Flow. (From the Source, the Flow, III)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging From the Source, the Flow'' Shapeshifting quicksilver merchants offer wondrous items to the relatives of those who offer their minds to the Flow. (From the Source, the Flow, III)
 
* '''Creation''': Runes that channel the energy of the mists into shards of mana. (Adversity Breeds, II)
 
* '''Creation''': Runes that channel the energy of the mists into shards of mana. (Adversity Breeds, II)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A high court that judges the crimes of criminals in this realm. Those found guilty are sacrificed to the mists. (Adversity Breeds, III)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A high court that judges the crimes of criminals in this realm. Those found guilty are sacrificed to the mists. (Adversity Breeds, III)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging End Of Hope Is Truth'' A temple of blind, albino lizardfolk in black robes attend to records of betrayals, broken pacts, and failed diplomacy. (End Of Hope Is Truth, II)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging From The Source, The Flow'' Silver rivers flow upwards to form a mountain peak. (From The Source, The Flow, V)
 
* '''Mana Fountain''': ''enhancing blue'' A fountain of sapphire gems and pure water that inspires the heart and soul. (Vermilion, II)
 
* '''Mana Fountain''': ''enhancing blue'' A fountain of sapphire gems and pure water that inspires the heart and soul. (Vermilion, II)
  
''Storing 5 red majesty
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''Storing 5 red mana<br>
''Storing 10 green majesty
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''Storing 10 green mana<br>
''Storing 30 blue majesty
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''Storing 30 blue mana<br>
 
''Storing 18 majesty''
 
''Storing 18 majesty''
  
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* '''Palace*''': A tower of bone and steel coils skyward like a DNA helix, sparking lightning.
 
* '''Palace*''': A tower of bone and steel coils skyward like a DNA helix, sparking lightning.
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* '''Throne''': "Be…/Rain in the desert/Flower and thorn/A moment between what is and what might be." Carved into obsidian. (Carrion Comfort, V)
 
* '''Force''': The sacred threshold where the old breaks down and the new begins to form. Nothing and everything. You enter liminality. (Cam, III)
 
* '''Force''': The sacred threshold where the old breaks down and the new begins to form. Nothing and everything. You enter liminality. (Cam, III)
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* '''Legion''': From the wrecks they crawl: Great serpentine shapes, guardians forged of living metal, there to repel those who would wage war here. (Liberator Arclight, V)
 
* '''Wonder''': A hall of polished obsidian, where the force of the risen dead is contained, consultable if wisdom is desired. (Bunny, III)
 
* '''Wonder''': A hall of polished obsidian, where the force of the risen dead is contained, consultable if wisdom is desired. (Bunny, III)
* '''Creation''': All life deserves a chance. A thousand handmade nooks and crannies harvest water; a chance to grow, to change. (If Only You Would, III)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Patient Guardian'' The trading outpost is made of starry marble, and the traders trade in knowledge and secrets, never goods. (Illuminating, V)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Small machines rumble through the territory, planting seeds and creating lakes for people to relax and enjoy life. (Crankshaft, V)
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* '''Creation''': A sun rises and sets. Light sparks an ecosystem. Night and day, seasons and weather. Balanced change. (Carrion Comfort , V)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A tower of bone and glass symbolising aspiration. It provokes a purposeful sense of respectful curiosity and contemplative investigation. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': A tower of bone and glass symbolising aspiration. It provokes a purposeful sense of respectful curiosity and contemplative investigation. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
  
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Endless Radiance'' A robed, hooded monk – a different one each day – stands by the throne, questioning those who would lead and thus strengthening their understanding. (Endless Radiance, IV)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Endless Radiance'' A robed, hooded monk – a different one each day – stands by the throne, questioning those who would lead and thus strengthening their understanding. (Endless Radiance, IV)
 
* '''Force''': A single crag of basalt rises, filled with the warrens of ferocious draconic warrior-poets. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
 
* '''Force''': A single crag of basalt rises, filled with the warrens of ferocious draconic warrior-poets. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
* '''Legion''': Archery butts and racks of weapons sit at the base of the tower. Drills occur at regular intervals. (An Endless Falling, II)
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* '''Legion''': Within a white stone alcove, a worn leather scabbard bound with white rope hangs in the air. When the land is threatened, invisible blades come forth and defend it. (Mariana, V)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A hit squad of fashion police patrol, hired from the elite HV12 cadres. They cheerfully provide fashion and accessory tips to all along with gift coupons to help. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A hit squad of fashion police patrol, hired from the elite HV12 cadres. They cheerfully provide fashion and accessory tips to all along with gift coupons to help. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
 
* '''Wonder''': The sky sometimes swirls with murmurations of birds. (Soar Ever Upward, II)
 
* '''Wonder''': The sky sometimes swirls with murmurations of birds. (Soar Ever Upward, II)
 
* '''Miracle''': A spring of clear water, deep underground, always clean and never exhausted, with no obvious source. (Soar Ever Upward, III)
 
* '''Miracle''': A spring of clear water, deep underground, always clean and never exhausted, with no obvious source. (Soar Ever Upward, III)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Whispers Of Autumn'' The porcelain synth-cleric sits in a small chantry. It dispenses sage financial advice, and smells of prosperity. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Whispers Of Autumn'' The porcelain synth-cleric sits in a small chantry. It dispenses sage financial advice, and smells of prosperity. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
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* '''Dark Wonder''': A twisted fountain of metal and bone. It spews red liquid which looks like wine, but on closer inspection is blood. (Aadiahe, V)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Plant life wraps around tears in reality, knitting them together, creating new life and beauty. (Crankshaft, V)
 
* '''Mana fountain''': ''enhancing green'' Trees, laden with golden fruit, infested with biting insects. These consume the mana-infused flesh of the fruit and inject the magical venom produced into the realm's inhabitants, provoking extreme physical changes to their forms. (Orb-Weaver, IV)
 
* '''Mana fountain''': ''enhancing green'' Trees, laden with golden fruit, infested with biting insects. These consume the mana-infused flesh of the fruit and inject the magical venom produced into the realm's inhabitants, provoking extreme physical changes to their forms. (Orb-Weaver, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': A spiralling maze of tunnels that branch and fork in fractal patterns, tracing a new path for every explorer. (Rain Falls On The Snow, II)
 
* '''Creation''': A spiralling maze of tunnels that branch and fork in fractal patterns, tracing a new path for every explorer. (Rain Falls On The Snow, II)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Soar Ever Upward'' Travellers find themselves first at The Way Station. There they can find plentiful supplies. On occasion, guides will be waiting to assist the easily lost through the caves. For those wishing to stay longer, there is good food, comfortable lodging and aethernet connected screens with entertainment provided by Holovid 12. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Soar Ever Upward'' Travellers find themselves first at The Way Station. There they can find plentiful supplies. On occasion, guides will be waiting to assist the easily lost through the caves. For those wishing to stay longer, there is good food, comfortable lodging and aethernet connected screens with entertainment provided by Holovid 12. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
 
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Soar Ever Upward'' An endlessly tall needle-spire reaches to the vaulted heights of the sky. Around it spirals a staircase. Those who reach the summit find the Benefactor. It will give them what they need to make dreams breathe. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
 
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Soar Ever Upward'' An endlessly tall needle-spire reaches to the vaulted heights of the sky. Around it spirals a staircase. Those who reach the summit find the Benefactor. It will give them what they need to make dreams breathe. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
* '''Beacon''': A great spire is raised, near which voices can be heard. **"We know your secrets//And we have our own.//Let us in,//let us in."** (ERROR, IV)
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* '''Disaster''': The plateau shifts, tunnels collapsing inwards. The ceiling falls in a single room, crushing the fountain, shattering it, and shutting off its fierce light. (Mariana, V)
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* '''Golden Age''': ''enhancing green'' A comet appears in the sky. The people rejoice, and usher in an age of wonder and creativity. (Mariana, V)
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
* '''Aegis'''
  
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<h3>On High</h3>
 
<h3>On High</h3>
''Owner: Endless Radiance'' (UPDATED)
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''Owner: Endless Radiance''
  
 
A deep crevasse filled with oily black smoke opens before you. Hanging unsupported within it, almost invisible in the smog, is a mountain carved into an austere, crumbling monastery. Every corridor echoes with whispered arguments and quiet moans of pain. The people's robes and hoods fail to conceal oozing sores, but they are less anguished than angry- at the world, at themselves, at the fact of this life. Their lives are spent hardening and sharpening their minds and bodies; they argue on what is true, what is necessary, and what is right; and they laugh with bitter scorn at the idea they should relax.
 
A deep crevasse filled with oily black smoke opens before you. Hanging unsupported within it, almost invisible in the smog, is a mountain carved into an austere, crumbling monastery. Every corridor echoes with whispered arguments and quiet moans of pain. The people's robes and hoods fail to conceal oozing sores, but they are less anguished than angry- at the world, at themselves, at the fact of this life. Their lives are spent hardening and sharpening their minds and bodies; they argue on what is true, what is necessary, and what is right; and they laugh with bitter scorn at the idea they should relax.
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* '''Throne''': A simple, comfortable chair. The one sitting in it can speak with the monks of On High at any distance; by hearing every viewpoint, debating every argument, their philosophies are refined. (Endless Radiance, IV)
 
* '''Throne''': A simple, comfortable chair. The one sitting in it can speak with the monks of On High at any distance; by hearing every viewpoint, debating every argument, their philosophies are refined. (Endless Radiance, IV)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Soil, When Seeds Are Sown'' Two wretched, shambling figures who greet all they meet with one hoarse word: 'Remember.' (Endless Radiance, IV)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Soil, When Seeds Are Sown'' Two wretched, shambling figures who greet all they meet with one hoarse word: 'Remember.' (Endless Radiance, IV)
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* '''Aegis'''
  
 
''Storing 51 majesty''
 
''Storing 51 majesty''
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging By My Crooked Teeth'' A room of vibrant novelties where ideas are exchanged. (Trip The Electric, III)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging By My Crooked Teeth'' A room of vibrant novelties where ideas are exchanged. (Trip The Electric, III)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Thunder Surrounding'' An intelligent presence that leaves all in the territory feeling more smart and self-restrained, especially regarding caffeine. (Trip The Electric, II)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Thunder Surrounding'' An intelligent presence that leaves all in the territory feeling more smart and self-restrained, especially regarding caffeine. (Trip The Electric, II)
 
''Storing 4 majesty''
 
 
<h3>The Garden Of Lost Things</h3>
 
''Owner: At Dawn And At Dusk'' (UPDATED)
 
 
[[Outworld/The_Porcelain_Garden|Tales of The Porcelain Garden]]
 
 
A garden made of cracking porcelain, where the stiff white grass is pocked with patches of ash and dust - the only traces of what once was. The flowers that grow here but ghostly shadows. They sway without sound, phasing through each other where they should touch. The streets are walked by clockwork dolls whose skin is as cracked as the earth and whose gears and joints are rusted with salt. The wonder the land, taking care of the broken and nurturing the new.
 
 
* '''Force*''': Skeletal bees that swam in the pits of ash and dust, drawing out what little power remains with their deadly stings.
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Skyshock Sigma'' A squadron of golden and bronze dragons patrol the skies of the garden, warming the gears of the dolls into movement. (At Dawn And At Dusk, IV)
 
* '''Wonder''': An ornamental lake. Just looking at it soothes the soul. (Soar Ever Upward, IV)
 
* '''Causality Weld''': An oasis of peace and tranquility. (Crankshaft, IV)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': An apple tree constantly in bloom. Orbiting the branches is a constellation of golden fire, bringing light to the fields, and beauty to those within them. (By My Crooked Teeth, II)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Rain Falls On The Show'' A peaceful glade of trees where people come to meet and share stories. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
  
 
''Storing 4 majesty''
 
''Storing 4 majesty''
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Whispers Of Autumn'' A machine of lenses and mirrors that reflects the light of the moon into visions of possible distant stars. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
 
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Whispers Of Autumn'' A machine of lenses and mirrors that reflects the light of the moon into visions of possible distant stars. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
<h3>The Star Chamber</h3>
 
''Owner: Illuminating''
 
 
The complex is set into the top of a mountain with parts of it open to the sky. The main building contains a large crystalline dome, the centre of which retracts to let starlight shine in at a specific point. Here games are played, and sometimes lost, and sometimes people burn in the white fire, though whether it is the loser or the winner who burns is hard to tell. The chamber is all at once a place of infinite beauty and bone chilling terror.
 
 
* '''Wonder*''': A beautiful stain glass window set into the ceiling, which amplifies and catches the light from the stars within it.
 
* '''Creation''': Floating lights, starlight, moonlight and sunlight, which change position outside and illuminate the windows accordingly. (Illuminating, IV)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': An observatory, stacked with all sorts of instruments to measure the heavens and outland. (Illuminating, IV)
 
* '''Force''': A series of challenges and puzzles designed to make the participant think about change, dedicated to the Apparition. (Flood, IV)
 
* '''Palace''': A palace made of black glass with silver star-shaped windows that reflect other parts of the realm. (Subsidiary, IV)
 
 
''Storing 1 red mana<br>
 
''Storing 1 green mana<br>
 
''Storing 2 blue mana<br>
 
''Storing 2 majesty
 
  
 
<h3>The Thunderous Mountains</h3>
 
<h3>The Thunderous Mountains</h3>
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* '''Legion''': A roving band of warriors who fight for the defenceless who still have lessons to learn. (Bethany, III)
 
* '''Legion''': A roving band of warriors who fight for the defenceless who still have lessons to learn. (Bethany, III)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow'' A force of powerful animals. If you are smart and patient enough, you may find them less hostile. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow'' A force of powerful animals. If you are smart and patient enough, you may find them less hostile. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
* '''Wonder''': Gold and silver spiders produce hallucinogenic venom. Tribespeople ingest this to gain great insight, but risk madness or death. (Orb Weaver, I)
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* '''Wonder''': Those willing to brave the danger will find new bounties of natural resources to harvest and create with. (Soar Ever Upward, V)
 
* '''Miracle''': Scintillating crystal caves that resonate in tune with the thoughts of those who venture within and invite reflection and meditative tranquillity. (Serianna, III)
 
* '''Miracle''': Scintillating crystal caves that resonate in tune with the thoughts of those who venture within and invite reflection and meditative tranquillity. (Serianna, III)
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow'' A communal marketplace where representatives from the various tribes can trade resources and knowledge. (Rain Falls On The Snow, II)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Talos'' A training ground where all may meet to learn and teach each other how to fight and survive. (Patient Guardian, V)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Deepest, darkest caves on the edges of the territory. Those who enter are shown their greatest fears, and given the chance to face and overcome them. (Crankshaft, V)
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
* '''Aegis'''
  
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''Storing 10 majesty''<br>
 
''Storing 10 majesty''<br>
  
<h3>The Twilight Sanctum</h3>
 
[[Image:TheTwilightSanctum.jpg|right]]
 
''Owner: Changing Of The Tide''
 
  
A large, imposing building that glistens with the setting sun both inside and out. Stone dragons wrap around the pillars they are carved from. Inside is a network of corridors that join spacious rooms, the crystalline walls glowing with the reddish hue of twilight.
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<h3>The Unlocked Archives</h3>
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''Owner: Trilogy''
  
* '''Wonder*''': An iridescent dragon patrols the sanctum, inhabiting a room that serves as storage for valuable items, which it guards.
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[[Outworld/The Unlocked Archives|Tales of the Unlocked Archives]]
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Whispers of Autumn'' The porcelain synth-priest leads the silver market under the Autumn Moon. Trade whispers for trinkets, trinkets for whispers. (Trip The Electric, III)
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* '''Force''': Venomous vines sprout among the gardens and between the open galleries, beating back the more aggressive tomes and providing a source of unique biomantic venoms - if the inhabitants are cunning enough to collect them. (Vesper, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trip The Electric A cohort of Shining Wizard Knights (Trip The Electric, III)
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* '''Creation''': Fountain of life. Produces the purest of water to restore the weary. (Changing Of The Tide, I)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Whispers Of Autumn'' The porcelain Synth-Priest leads a sermon in a voice thick with gold, evangelising the virtues of personal freedom and the wonders of free trade. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
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* '''Aegis'''
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Lost in a peaceful, still, dark. It's easy - easier than easy - to rise from floor to ceiling between pillars of books with ink-black pages - though rumours say they move to trap intruders, forcing them to read things they’d rather not.
''Storing 10 green mana<br>
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<h3>Welcoming Bazaar</h3>
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Rooms full of doors and doors full of rooms wax and wane throughout the facility. Relax. Sit on the soft, artificial furnishing and regard the softly waxing moon in the artificial sky and the soft, artificial gardens. Doors beg, plead, that Pandora does not unlock them. Please.
''Owner: Calm Merchandiser''
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A large open air market. The crisp sounds of coin acts as a counterpoint to the soft music of voices in a myriad of languages.
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* '''Creation*''': Something you know is sitting in the large oak guest chair. It knows it will find all information in you.
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* '''Masterpiece''': A vast garden behind secret doors, surrounded by balconies, a quiet place to relax and think. (Rain Falls On The Snow, V)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Spine'' Sapling oaks burst (but never forcefully) from the hollow places between visitors’ vertebrae. Their leaves are messages of wisdom, zeal, and diligence. (Carrion Comfort, III)
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* '''Force''': The Higher Visions educate and teach, instituting all citizens into their staffs. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Hope Balances Five'' Paper dragons, designed by the researchers of Diverse City in line with descriptions provided by Trilogy. (Hope Balances Five, V)
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* '''Wonder''': Exquisitely changing mysteries carved into plinths exist. The Grand Archive that sits upon these Pedestals never changes and struggles mightily to make you find it, see it, read it. Only Pandora can resist its presence. (Glint, III)
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* '''Miracle''': Soft nooks which shift to suit your will are perfect for learning in. (Trilogy, V)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging By My Crooked Teeth'' Pandora’s memories are archived, to help her section off her past, and know from what she should avert her eyes. (By My Crooked Teeth, III)
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* '''Geomantic Exodus''' A gateway of trees appears, allowing all those in the territory to move to their new home. (Crankshaft, V)
  
* '''Wonder*''': A set of brass scales that balance depending on how each person values their own goods.
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging 'Debts' Mett'' Famed caravans that offer a single quality weapon with each cart of booze. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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* '''Force''': A team of white armoured militia, heavily armed and with faceless visors across their helms. Their armour is proof against corrosion, defacement and advertising. (Kystennin, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging 'Debts' Mett'' A group of bat-wielding guards stand ready to prevent any disagreements from disrupting ongoing business. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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* '''Creation''': A quiet archive, filled with ledgers, each filled to the brim with the exact information you need. (Tableau BOOM!, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging 'Debts' Mett'' A large fight circle, filled with sand, where disagreements can be ultimately resolved. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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<h1>The Liberated Skies</h1>
 
<h1>The Liberated Skies</h1>
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Rebar'' A group of engineers have arrived from a nearby territory. They provide armour and protection for whatever purpose the locals wish. (Endless Radiance, IV)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Rebar'' A group of engineers have arrived from a nearby territory. They provide armour and protection for whatever purpose the locals wish. (Endless Radiance, IV)
 
* '''Disruption''': Teams of joyful labourers remove the unnecessary 'anti-brainwashing facilities' and construct buildings for the People's good. (Fluidity, II)
 
* '''Disruption''': Teams of joyful labourers remove the unnecessary 'anti-brainwashing facilities' and construct buildings for the People's good. (Fluidity, II)
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* '''Legacy of Loyalty'''
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** This will be the nature of war and conflict in the Outworld:
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** Conflict exists to improve those who undertake it.
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** Conflict is a manifestation of passion and of principle; only the passionate may instigate combat. Nobody can countenance fighting for a cause in which they do not believe.
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** It is not possible to use Dissonance as a weapon.
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** One may only instigate conflict against opponents who pose a reasonable challenge.
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** Conflict may take a great many forms, not necessarily with words and weapons; dance-offs are encouraged, especially in disagreements over hairstyles.
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** Conflict contributes to the development of personal excellence and technological advancement.
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** Conflict must be initiated against a clearly-defined target; collateral damage, whether to living creatures or to the environment, is impossible.
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This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.
  
 
''Storing 5 majesty''
 
''Storing 5 majesty''
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''Owner: Captain Maximum Overdrive''
 
''Owner: Captain Maximum Overdrive''
  
A flying fortress, comprised of a number of diesel powered airships lashed together with chains and rope. Because of the sheer number of engines constantly running the citadel is surrounded by a permanent black cloud of smoke and smog. There is usually a stream of airships carrying passengers to and from the ground. Aboard, the bustle of a large city is replicated on the gang-planks between ships, in a deadly game of hustle and bustle. Aboard the citadel, the disparate bands of Industrioclasts gather and trade secrets, commodities and information, united solely in their hatred of the Combine.
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A flying fortress, comprised of a number of diesel powered airships lashed together with chains and rope. The engines purr with new life as banners hand from the railings proclaiming The Revolution. Airships carry people from the Citadel to the ground freely and without harassment. This is a place of hope and new beginnings where all are welcome to start anew.
  
 
* '''Palace*''': The Great Sky-market. Here outlaws gather to trade and collect what is needed to stem the tide of the combine.
 
* '''Palace*''': The Great Sky-market. Here outlaws gather to trade and collect what is needed to stem the tide of the combine.
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''Storing 12 majesty''
 
''Storing 12 majesty''
 
<h3>Repurposed People's Collective X37F</h3>
 
''Owner: Volunteer Axle, of the Symphony of Purpose''
 
 
[[Outworld/Repurposed_Peoples_Collective_X37F|Tales of Repurposed People's Collective X37F]]
 
 
A fresh utopia, populated by the Combine's finest new volunteers, being drilled and re-educated by the finest Hegemonic Engineering techniques, leaving no room for thought of discontent or rebellion. This happy land is marred only by the frequent terrorist insurgencies of the large population of Industrioclasts, destroying and defacing in a series of futile grasps at relevance.
 
 
* '''Force*''': Legions upon legions of VolCorp soldiers, ready to be thrown head first into the fight for freedom, armed with the best destruction equipment mana can buy.
 
* '''Legion''': A legion of medics, working to care for the volunteers. (Axle, III)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Mariana'' A rescue force, shining and brave, which springs to action in times of need. (Mariana, IV)
 
* '''Wonder''': Tiny rats bring ideologically sound biscuits to the VolCorps. (Barrage, II)
 
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Abacus'' The labours of the volunteers are exported and rewarded with new guns. (Abacus, I)
 
* '''Causality Weld''': Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian; broken parts are forged anew as ships pass between them. So too, the memories of their crews are reintegrated. (Crankshaft, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': Civilisation expands outwards, bringing order to chaos. The walks, ferries, paths, roads, and buildings protect the people from malevolent and marauding plants and wildlife. (Crankshaft, II)
 
* '''Masterpiece''': An architectural masterpiece housing many Volunteers and their pet rats in the most advanced conditions. (By My Crooked Teeth, III)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' A small fort that resembles the First Nexus where all may meet and share ideas. (Crankshaft, II)
 
 
''Storing 2 majesty''<br>
 
''Storing 3 red mana''<br>
 
''Storing 3 blue mana''
 
  
 
<h3>The Skyforge</h3>
 
<h3>The Skyforge</h3>
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* '''Palace''': An open, hexagonal podium. Dark marble surfaces run through with veins of strange silver, marked with thaumaturgical symbols. Rumoured to have either trapped and contain the soul of a demon, or be host to a glittering piece of alien crystal, either way, the podium empowers the user, be they dancer, orator, or other.
 
* '''Palace''': An open, hexagonal podium. Dark marble surfaces run through with veins of strange silver, marked with thaumaturgical symbols. Rumoured to have either trapped and contain the soul of a demon, or be host to a glittering piece of alien crystal, either way, the podium empowers the user, be they dancer, orator, or other.
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Bennett'' A cinema that broadcasts anti-propaganda films 24/7. ('''READ ERROR UNDEFINED PARAMETER''', IV)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Bennett'' A cinema that broadcasts anti-propaganda films 24/7. ('''Rosie Ratchet''', IV)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Spectrum'' The “Alacrative Missive” is a sleek courier vessel that facilitates and coordinates territory-wide communications. (Switchgear, IV)
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Spectrum'' The “Alacrative Missive” is a sleek courier vessel that facilitates and coordinates territory-wide communications. (Switchgear, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': A statue commemmorating the dead – let their names be never forgotten. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': A statue commemmorating the dead – let their names be never forgotten. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
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''“You are watched. You are protected. You will be restored.”  
 
''“You are watched. You are protected. You will be restored.”  
 
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<h3>The Chambers</h3>
 
<h3>The Chambers</h3>
 
''Owner: Scarlet Crave''
 
''Owner: Scarlet Crave''
  
Long glass corridors lead to open rooms full of gaudily dressed scientists under bright lights. “Test subjects” willingly flock to the chambers to test the latest products and share in the excitement of the pre-release experience. Holovid advertising is created from the exuberant test subjects who are delighted to have experienced this first hand and gleeful to share their joy with the wider market world. There are no ''stories'' of failed products from the chambers.
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Long glass corridors stretch into eternity. Scientists made of bright light are open, bleeding. Flocks of products, having the form of birds, willingly nest in the chambers, test subjects sharing in the excitement of the experience of release. The wider market world is captured inside holovid advertising, projected within the chambers to the exuberant test subjects who are delighted to experience this first hand, gleeful. The story of the chambers is one of a failed product, and it is never told.
  
* '''Wonder*''': At the entrance to the chambers stands a neon escalator, glowing in crimson and yellow, leading to the vid screens in the arrival dome.
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* '''Wonder*''': A neon escalator, glowing in ruby and fire opal, leading to the dome inside the vid screens.
* '''Force''': A team of Spa and Care staff, looking after those taking part in Crave's testing. Feel better, look better, be better! (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Force''': A team of spare staff, replacing those taking part in Crave's testing. They don't feel better, or look better - they are not better! (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Ten Count'' The first graduates of the Ten Step program may not be excited by their assignment, but protecting the supply is critical. (Ten Count, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Ten Count'' Protecting the graduates of the Ten Step program is critical. Only from them may the excitement that is the supply be assigned. (Ten Count, II)
* '''Creation''': A colourful 'waterfall' of crystallised emotion cascades into a sparkling pool. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
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* '''Creation''': A pool of crystallised emotion turns into a 'waterfall' of cascading colours. All feeling is sight, and light. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
* '''Masterpiece''': Vitamin Glee! A sparkling drug, which pops and crackles in the mouth, making the user happy, relaxed, and able to see the world in bright sparkling colours; as it should be! (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Masterpiece''': Vitamin Tears! A sparkling drug, which pops and crackles in the mouth. It strips away all that makes the user happy, relaxed, and able to see the world in bright sparkling colours. Things are not as they should be! (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Razor Fine'' A VIP viewing area for all Razor Fine brand duels and programming. (Scarlett Crave, III)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Razor Fine'' Duels with razors cut at the flesh of VIPs, in this area for programming them. (Scarlett Crave, III)
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Ten Count'' The triple-faced porcelain synth-priest trades dreams for investment advice so perfect it brings tears of joy. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Ten Count'' The joy and glee of the triple-faced porcelain synth-priest as it brings tears with its trading instruments is so perfect. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
* '''Palace''': A turreted castle of ruby and fire opal, glimmering with inner sparks and rippling flames. (Mariana, III)
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* '''Palace''': A turreted castle of crimson and yellow, glimmering on the outside with sparks and rippling flames that burn so bright that none may approach. (Mariana, III)
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Ten Count'' Blessed with the fastest metabolism and greatest resistance in the Realm, if a new product excites C.Q., it's ready for the rest of mankind. (Ten Count, II)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Ten Count'' C.Q. is ready for the rest of humankind. Blessed with the fastest metabolism and greatest resistance in the Realm, it MUST be excited. (Ten Count, II)
  
''Storing 4 majesty''
 
  
 
<h3>The Clockwork Circus</h3>
 
<h3>The Clockwork Circus</h3>
 
''Owner: Clarity Absolute''
 
''Owner: Clarity Absolute''
  
Visions of daring do, precisely performed, every night and twice on Sundays. Clinically cut in white steel and black enamel, all the fun of the fair, none of the sawdust. A three ring circus of every joy imaginable, watch from the cameras, cheer from the seats, laugh while taking part. Or, for a special fee, look beyond the canvas. Try not to cross the ringmaster, though.
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Clinically cut in white steel and black enamel, a three ring circus of every agony imaginable. Watch from the cameras, cheer from the seats, laugh while taking part. For a special fee, look beyond the canvas...
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* '''Palace*''': A hidden room above the high wire, invisible from the ground below, offers the very best view of whatever goes on below.
 
* '''Palace*''': A hidden room above the high wire, invisible from the ground below, offers the very best view of whatever goes on below.
* '''Wonder''': Centred in a towering colosseum, a gigantic fire pit is strung across with high wires. Only the most daring and skilled acrobatics use it for thrilling stunts, audiences watching with bated breath for them to cross or… (Glint, III)
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* '''Wonder''': Audiences are strung across a gigantic fire pit with high wires. Centred in a towering colosseum, the most daring and skilled acrobatics use them for thrilling stunts, watching the captives with bated breath, waiting for them to cross or… (Glint, III)
* '''Creation''': A large, maze-like botanical garden with nooks and crannies and someplace to hide. (Glint, III)
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* '''Creation''': An endless maze, a botanical garden with nooks and crannies in which nightmares hide. (Glint, III)
* '''Masterpiece''': The big top, the greatest show in the outworld, acrobatics of death defying stunts, clowns to make you feel better about yourself. Shows daily. (Clarity Absolute, III)
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* '''Masterpiece''': Clowns make you feel worse about yourself. Daily, in the big top, they perform the greatest show in the outworld. In their stunts and acrobatics, they defy death, even when they fall so far. (Clarity Absolute, III)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Endless Radiance'' A soundproof escape from the riots of the circus, stewarded by the robed and hooded figures from On High. (Clarity Absolute, III)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Endless Radiance'' Escape from the riots of the circus! Stewarded by the robed and hooded figures from On High, perhaps there is a way out of this place. (Clarity Absolute, III)
* '''Worldbreaker Device''': Not for vengeance. Not for spite. To put a final end to a virus that will not stop of its own accord. Memento mori. (Tor, IV)
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* '''Worldbreaker Device''': Visions of daring do, precisely performed, not for vengeance, not for spite, but to put a final end to a virus that will not stop of its own accord. Memento mori, every night - and twice on Sundays. All the fun is fair - and all is dust. (Tor, IV)
  
 
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''Storing 14 majesty'''
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''Owner: "Talos" Perchik''
 
''Owner: "Talos" Perchik''
  
An ever shifting network of silence and screams. The last bastion of protection in a storm. A maze of armouries, sparring chambers, cells, interrogation rooms, vaults and redoubts, all rotating and shifting around a locked central chamber. A juxtaposed place of calm and violence, filled with secrets known to very few. It is not suggested to wander the Complex without the knowledge or permission to do so, not if you value your sanity.
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Seek, bastion, corridors of calm rotating cells. We are your ever-central heart. Complex, knowledge filled traps are shifting, and are your all-containing protection. We, you, an our, it - that is our network. Do. If not? Fine.
  
* '''Creation*''': A deathly calm falls, the constant shifting stops, the central chamber opens.
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* '''Creation*''': Create! So, in the vaults, the falls. Few are by the central chamber.
* '''Masterpiece''': A safe room, able to withstand the greatest of threats. A hold-back point. A safe harbour. A place to stand. (By My Crooked Teeth, IV)
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* '''Masterpiece''': An open room, unsafe, unable to withstand the most meagre of threats. Here, people retreat. Here, there is no rest. A place to be slaughtered; a place to die. (By My Crooked Teeth, IV)
* '''Force''': A door slides open, weapons upon weapons are revealed. (Talos, III)
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* '''Force''': Our not-armouries, who storm in constant violence, wander upon shifting cannons around the innermost maze. A door to silence gives to death; we and the weapons glitter. (Talos, III)
* '''Legion''': Our corridors are legion. Our boltholes are legion. Our traps are legion. Our defences are legion. We are legion and we are your death. (Talos, III)
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* '''Legion''': Weapons sparring, shifting, sanity slides, to a legion of razor defences, and a legion of known redoubts, and a legion of lethal chambers, and a legion of cells, or a legion with traps revealed. (Talos, III)
* '''Wonder''': Lethal glitter cannons donated by Razor Fine create deadly alcoves and fiendish traps. (Razor Fine, III)
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* '''Wonder''': Our complex boltholes are juxtaposed, are calm. Without, an owl screams. (Razor Fine, III)
* '''Palace''': A command centre at the heart of the Complex containing its innermost secrets. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
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* '''Palace''': The deathly room stops a last and very open place. Our mechanical interrogation. Perched at its alcoves, fiendish, are secrets donated by those. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Pandora Romanov'' A mechanical owl, perched in the central room that gives knowledge to those who seek. (Pandora Romanov, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Pandora Romanov'' A central knowledge and/or permission chamber opens, to command the rooms of deadly value. Secrets are suggested. (Pandora Romanov, III)
  
 
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''Storing 15 majesty''<br>
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<h3>The Cryo Chamber</h3>
 
<h3>The Cryo Chamber</h3>
''Owner: Mirrored Symphony''
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''Owner: Of Many Faces''
  
A cave in the far northern reaches, surrounded by snow, entrance covered in clear, perfectly smooth ice. On entering, one will be very quickly lost in a labyrinth of mirrors, kept pristine through inscrutable mechanics.
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A blasted, desolate wasteland of ice. The few remaining survivors are found in scattered villages, surrounding campfires that remain constantly lit to keep the shadows at bay. The villages dwell in the shadow of an abandoned underground lab complex that used to span miles. Within the complex, all that remains is shattered mirrors, catwalks made of treadplate and metal gratings, and flickering amber lights. Deep, deep below the surface, cryochambers contain legions of sleeping men, women and children, waiting for the dissonant hellscape to end so they may return to the surface and begin anew. Those who enter in an attempt to rescue the sleepers vanish, taken by the ravenous shadows.
  
* '''Creation*''': A five foot monolith formed of precious stones, faint music emanating from its depths.
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* '''Creation*''': A five foot monolith formed of worthless pebbles. Discordant music emanates from its depths.
* '''Legion''': An armoured corps of dissonance-shielded relief troops, bedecked in scintillating mirror-fields. (Hand, IV)
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* '''Legion''': An armoured corps of troops, bedecked in scintillating mirror-fields. They provide no relief from dissonance. (Hand, IV)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Thoughtful Spider'' Perfectly selected, perfectly enhanced for maximum performance elite. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Thoughtful Spider'' Perfectly selected, perfectly enhanced for maximum performance: an elite. They cascade through the chamber, ceaseless murder beasts. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
* '''Wonder''': Aurora dance over the mirrors. A rainbow cascade through the maze. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': Auroras dance: a rainbow fuel enhancing performance. Colours are a relief. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Soylent Force & Murder Fuel salesbeasts offer out the greatest in performance enhancement meal technology. (Trojan Force, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Soylent Force offer out the greatest technology. It can do anything, except keep back the shadows. (Trojan Force, IV)
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Diamond Mantis'' A duplicate self to bounce ideas off of. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Diamond Mantis'' A duplicate self to bounce ideas off of through the maze of consciousness. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
  
 
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<h3>Deadquarters</h3>
 
<h3>Deadquarters</h3>
 
''Owner: "Felicity" Grim''
 
''Owner: "Felicity" Grim''
  
A charming, idyllic village with thatched cottage roofs, bright flowerbeds and orchards with sweet fruit-bearing trees is occupied by the hardworking employees of the Post Processing Plant. The PPP dominates the landscape, the chimneys of the cremation plant choking the sky with foul-smelling smog, the enormous gates that open to allow in the many hearses that arrive day to day block the main thoroughfare, the charming, multi-storey columbarium stretches up towards the sun, growing ever taller as stories are added to accommodate greater numbers of the dead. The words ‘Grim Post Processing’ are emblazoned on the side of the building.
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A strange, eerie village with thick slate roofs, rows of neat vegetables, and orchards with sour trees that bear no fruit, occupied by the living dead. The Pre Processing Plant dominates the landscape. The chimneys of the cremation plant suck from the sky foul-smelling smog. Enormous gates open to allow out the many hearses which are constructed by the hardworking employees of the Pre Processing Plant. The charming, multi-storey columbarium stretches up towards the sun, growing smaller and smaller as the bodies of the dead are unburnt so that they may block the main thoroughfare. Crowds of the unliving walk and ride out to their new unlife.  The words ‘Grim Pre-Processing’ are emblazoned on the side of the building.  
  
* '''Creation*''': The Boardroom of Grim Post Processing, a sleek mahogany panelled room, a long central table bordered by leather chairs.
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* '''Creation*''': The Boardroom of Grim Pre-Processing, a sleek mahogany panelled room, a long central table bordered by leather chairs.
  
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''Storing 5 blue mana''<br>
 
  
 
<h3>Mare Dissonantiae Command Centre</h3>
 
<h3>Mare Dissonantiae Command Centre</h3>
''Owner: Aether'' (UPDATED)
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''Owner: Aether''
  
Isolated from the rest of Opportunity, this territory has subsumed the moon that hangs above the realm. For the most part it is barren, airless, and empty, though the rocks sparkle in the sunlight. A single command bunker stands on the surface of the moon, populated by identical crystal-and-brass robots. The robotic frames form a massively redundant, heavily backed up computer network, hosting a virtual reality world where the software intelligences that run the robots live.
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In the centre of Opportunity, close to everywhere, this territory hangs: a bright and terrible sun. In its totality, it is full of life, covered in gases, objects everywhere on its scattered surface. Command plateaus hover all over the surface of the sun, populated by animate statues made of diverse materials, different in every detail. The animate statues form a fragile, single-copy mystical biological network, hosting a myriad alternate realities where the spirits that animate the statues live.
  
* '''Palace*''': In the bunker, an imposing command chair gives access to the virtual world, as well as administrative functions to run the entire territory.
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* '''Palace*''': On each plateau, a modest wicker chair gives access to the alternate worlds, but grants no administrative functions over any of the territory.
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' A data uplink to the realm which uploads terabytes of consciousness per day. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' A mystical transmission to the realm which releases billions of spirits per day. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
* '''Force''': Smart learning contingency AIs escort clients and act as an antivirus programme. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
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* '''Force''': Wily and wise ghosts, summoned when necessary, guide visitors and drive back malicious spirits. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Talos'' A contract has been placed with the Margin Drivers, allowing them to rapidly log in and then deploy Opportunity-wide. (Diamond Mantis, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Talos'' A contract has been placed with the Margin Drivers, allowing them to use the mystical alternate realities to travel across Opportunity. (Diamond Mantis, IV)
* '''Wonder''': Over each travel portal, a glittering canopy of delicate etched silicon has formed. The best synth sensations filter down on those who pass underneath, uplifting and focusing them. (Deisderata Violet, III)
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* '''Wonder''': Over each portal through the World Between Worlds, a glittering canopy of delicate etched sandstone has formed. The best surreal sensations filter down on those who pass underneath, uplifting and focusing them. (Deisderata Violet, III)
* '''Miracle''': Virtual Glee! The perfect virtual enhancer for a stunningly virtual space! (Scarlett Crave, III)
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* '''Miracle''': Magical Glee! The perfect magical enhancer for a stunningly magical space! (Scarlett Crave, III)
* '''Creation''': A series of instant travel portals capable of transporting one directly to any part of the territory. (Diamond Mantis, III)
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* '''Creation''': A series of instant travel portals, which pass into the World Between Worlds, and hence are capable of transporting one directly to any part of the sun's surface. (Diamond Mantis, III)
* '''Masterpiece''': A series of quality of life sensation upgrades have been applied to the territory. Breakout areas, refreshments and increased downtime havebeen provided for the petitioners' comfort. (Flick LaLune, IV)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A series of quality of life sensation downgrades have been applied to the territory. Nobody can break out from this area; petitioners are refreshed and put down. Time for no comfort. (Flick LaLune, IV)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Thoughtful Spider'' A shared database allowing Protean Dynamics personnel to collaborate more efficiently. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Thoughtful Spider'' A shared web of arcane threads allowing Protean Dynamics warlocks to collaborate more efficiently. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Flare'' A single floating cube hangs rotating in the air. Its faces are black, until a child comes to it, and then it flickers into life to display charming holovid shows that have never before been seen. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Flare'' Infinite octahedrons, transparent and colourless, cling tightly to the surface of the territory. Their faces are blank, until an old person comes to it, and then their surface shows a black mirror, reflecting every regret of their life. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
* '''Worldbreaker Device''': THIS TOO AN ENDING. (Soil, When Seeds Are Sown, IV)
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* '''Worldbreaker Device''': In a forgotten corner of the sun, a diorama of a moon populated by robots and virtual worlds sits on a plinth. A message on a plaque reads: THAT ONLY A BEGINNING. (Soil, When Seeds Are Sown, IV)
  
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
 
 
<h3>The Eventful Horizon</h3>
 
<h3>The Eventful Horizon</h3>
 
''Owner: The Void''
 
''Owner: The Void''
  
The physical plane alone cannot contain this capacious, multi-dimensional structure. Split between realities, the Eventful Horizon coalesces in vivid form, bound only by the limitations of the visual spectrum. What you see is only the tip of the kaleidoscope. Incoming data streams synthesize in bismuth veins that flow through the storage matrix's macroscopic crystalline arrays.
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The physical plane alone cannot contain this capacious, multi-dimensional structure. Split between realities, the Eventful Horizon coalesces into a solid, dense, black form. The kaleidoscope that surrounds it disappears as soon as it touches the boundary of the territory.
  
All incoming information, be it visitor or message, is encoded via a rather uncomfortable dematerialization process and buffered in our dynamic replicators. The only post-process recollection possible is of the slogan pulsating through the central obelisk:
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All incoming information, be it visitor or message, is taken in like one imagines light is taken into a black hole. It is ripped into pieces and compressed until it ceases to exist.
  
"Your opinion matters, as long as it's ours!"
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There might have been a slogan once. Now there is nothing but white noise.
  
* '''Creation*''': Upon re-materialisation, expendable assets decrypt blue mana from their code.
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* '''Creation*''': Sometimes a piece of information manages to escape the pull of the void and is tossed to the waiting colours.  
* '''Force''': An autoturret with advanced facial recognition software and voice activation. The interface advertises Franchise Centre Eight. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Force''': An autoturret with advanced facial recognition software and voice activation. It will not recognise anything put in front of it. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Legion''': A team of paid researchers and analysts travels across the world gathering data. They also distribute advertisements for Franchise Centre Eight. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Legion''': A group of researchers can’t stop staring at the black mass, making notes that look like nothing more than scrawls.(Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Enrapture''': ''advantaging Wing'' A glowing crystal tower erupting out of the earth, shooting a beam of light upwards. (Wing, III)
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* '''Enrapture''': ''advantaging Wing'' A deep crack in the ‘below’, as much as those terms make sense anymore. (Wing, III)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' A series of beautiful ethernet and communications towers serving the outworld connecting to Opportunity (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' A series of towers surround the space. They are tall and imposing. Their purpose is unclear. It hurts to look at them for too long.(Scarlet Crave, IV)
  
 
''Storing 1 red mana''<br>
 
''Storing 1 red mana''<br>
 
''Storing 10 majesty''
 
''Storing 10 majesty''
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<h3>Falcon News Lounge</h3>
 
<h3>Falcon News Lounge</h3>
 
''Owner: Peregrine Suede''
 
''Owner: Peregrine Suede''
  
A huge Brass Falcon rears back in the centre of a large Mahogany room. Wings spread wide and glistening in the open flame lighting. At its foot is an unremarkable news desk that, strangely, extorts a feeling of credibility. Over a loud speaker the NBN theme plays booming: “Good evening… I’m Peregrine Suede. *falcon call* followed by smooth Jazz. Around the base of this modest display, the floor is littered with cushions, plush velour throws and empty and broken glass bottles. The scent of fermented nectar and burned spices arouses the senses and stings the eyes.
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A huge Brass Falcon rears back in the cormorant of a large Mahogany rook. Wings spread wide and glistening in the open fulmar lapwing. At its firecrest is an unremarkable news dunnock that, strangely, extorts a fieldfare of credibility. Over a loud sparrowhark the NBN twite plays booming: "Good eidar… I’m Peregrine Suede. *falcon call*", followed by smooth Jackdaw. Around the barnacle goose of this modest dunlin, the feral pidgeon is littered with cuckoos, plush velour treecreepers and empty and broken glass buzzards. The snipe of fermented nightjar and burned smews arouses the siskin and stings the eagle.
  
* '''Palace*''': Small flying “Eyass” drones, laden with information, dock into the Falcon’s wings supplying a constant feed monitoring your breaking news.
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* '''Palace*''': Small flying “Eyass” dippers, laden with ice gulls, dock into the Falcon’s wings supplying a constant francolin monitoring your breaking nightingale.
* '''Force''': A dissonance shielded airship to evac and aid civilians in danger (Spectrum, IV)
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* '''Force''': A dissonance shielded auk to evac and aid chiffchaffs in danger (Spectrum, IV)
* '''Wonder''': A large glass statue of 'The Artist Formerly Known as Peregrine Suede', beautifully lit with colourful lights. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': A large glass shag of 'The Apalis Formerly Known as Peregrine Suede', beautifully lit with colourful linnets. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
* '''Creation''': The House of Arté Bastardé: Artisanal Shaping for the bespoke desires (Flick LaLune, IV)
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* '''Creation''': The Honey Buzzard of Arté Bastardé: Artisanal Shaping for the bespoke doves (Flick LaLune, IV)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' Fashion and costuming support from Crave's Cravings! (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' Flycatcher and costuming support from Crave's Cisticolas! (Scarlet Crave, IV)
  
 
''Storing 3 Majesty''
 
''Storing 3 Majesty''
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<h3>Force Majeure</h3>
 
<h3>Force Majeure</h3>
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[[Outworld/Force_Majeure|Tales of Force Majeure]]
 
[[Outworld/Force_Majeure|Tales of Force Majeure]]
  
A neon-nightmare sprawling urban landscape, sense and practicality of design have given way to create the ultimate ongoing contest of survival. Every street is plastered with cameras and screens to record and relay every moment in a testimony to the primality of physicality in all its glory.
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A waking dream of halogen and glass and liquid crystal and sight and towering verticality, with no quarter given to practicality or the physical. Under all this all-consuming neon-nightmare glare - light with weight! heat with strength! - the only thing that feels real and safe from dissonance, and the only way to survive, is the physical, the primal, the glory of the body and the material.  
  
* '''Palace*''': Trojan Tower; where contestants must fight to reach the luxury of the Penthouse and duel Trojan Force.
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* '''Palace*''': Trojan Tower; where contestants-turned allies huddle together in the seething luxury of the Penthouse, finding new strength and meaning together.
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' The ProCorps airship 'Bigger, Better, Boomier' invites the people to apply their enthusiasm to produce '''more'''. (Switchgear, IV)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' The unmarked aerostat could nominally display any number of messages. All it reads now is ‘’PRODUCE PRODUCE PRODUCE’’ in gently hazing letters. And then one more word: ''more''. (Switchgear, IV)
* '''Force''': Soylent Force! A team of expert protein chefs cooking and serving Trojan Force's old time blend of hormones, supplements, and spices. Molecular reconfiguration by Protean Dynamics. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Force''': It’s reconfiguration time! A team of experts from Protean Dynamics employ supplements, exotic hormones, and less identifiable molecules to make inhabitants fit for the new world. Are those who consume Soylent Force still people? (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Untamed Force''': One thousand lucky Opportunity citizens win "Dr Weaver's Grow Your Own Great Beast' kits. Great beasts rampage and destroy many expensive buildings. (Orb Weaver, II)
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* '''Untamed Force''': One thousand lucky beasts win "Dr Weaver's Develop Your Own Higher Consciousness’ kits. Their new-found cunning and artifice destroy many expensive buildings - and what they raise in their place ... (Orb Weaver, II)
* '''Legion''': A legion of handlers rear and train musclebeasts to pull buses and transport people around Opportunity Noxx. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
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* '''Legion''': The boundaries between people, buildings, handlers, beasts begin to fray and corrode. Enough unreality and flux, and anything can be transport, passenger, army, or destination. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Bunny'' Crazed Walkers cheer for Trojan Force and Bunny. They sometimes go on rampages, trashing and burning everything. (Bunny, III)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Bunny'' Fizzing columns of static, swathed in rags and ruin, howl wordlessly for Trojan Force, Bunny, and, well, everything they see around them. They’re pretty OK with how things are, honestly. (Bunny, III)
* '''Wonder''': A glass walled penthouse suite atop Trojan Tower, adorned with 'gargoyles' in the image of Trojan Force in various flexing poses. (Trojan Force, II)
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* '''Wonder''': The image of Trojan force is scrawled in reinforcing imagery and crude texture-mapping across the glass of the Tower. This pec a reinforcing strut; this tendon an emergency brace; this smile a leering gargoyle. (Trojan Force, II)
* '''Causality Weld''': A team of bio-engineers working to get the fighers of Force Majeure up and fighting fit again! (Crankshaft, IV)
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* '''Causality Weld''': A team of bio-engineers wield counter-dissonance technology as a cold immutable scalpel, to triage the fighters of Force Majeure. What remains will be fighting fit! (Crankshaft, IV)
* '''Creation''': A giant elevator fitted for transporting the large testosterone beasts to the penthouse; logistics by Protean Dynamics. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Creation''': Space and distance soften like taffy; beasts that were ‘’down there’’ suddenly ‘’up here’’, uncomfortably close. Protean Dynamics … approved?  (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Masterpiece''': A school for young Euphoristae, training the stars of tomorrow today in mind and (especially) body. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A gaggle of the still-coherent Euphoristai seek beauty and tomorrows in the dissonance around them. What is a mind in such a world? What is a body? (Thoughtful Spider, III)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' NBN programming: Trojan Force: Bloodsport Report! All the action, all the carnage, straight from the Force’s mouth! (Dahlia Twist, III)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' A great mouth that tastes, tears, gnaws with teeth like stelae of television noise; its discerning palate separates the blood and carnage into useful NBN programming. (Dahlia Twist, III)
* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Thoughtful Spider'' A great parade floats through the sky, glowing with neon and filling dreams with inspiration and ambition. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Thoughtful Spider'' The sky is dreams and light and motion. Those who look upon it see inspiration - of a kind found only in this new world. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
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''Owner: Chain Dog''
 
''Owner: Chain Dog''
  
A grand Colosseum, with iron spiked rotating platforms, adjustable audience seating, and acres of vibrant advertising.
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A grand chainsaw juggling liberator-statue, with iron spiked rotating colosseum, adjustable platforms, and acres of vibrant audience seating.
  
* '''Palace*''': A mighty throne, the back of which is a large stylised spiked gear.
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* '''Palace*''': Mighty advertising, the throne of which is a large stylised spiked back.
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' An HV12 Media complimentary image management team pampering the stars with haircare, makeup, and body modifications. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A gear pampering the stars with a HV12 Media complimentary image management team, haircare, and makeup. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Desiderata Violet'' The Dogs Of War: gangs roaming The Gearhouse armed with heavy belt fed weaponry and chainsaws. (Desiderata Violet, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Desiderata Violet'' The Body Modifications Of War: dogs roaming The Gearhouse armed with gangs and heavy belt fed weaponry. (Desiderata Violet, II)
* '''Wonder''': Upon one of the rotating platforms, a sculpture of pain, spikes rotating into anguished forms. This is relentless red ruin made manifest. (Cornea, I)
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* '''Wonder''': Upon one of the rotating chainsaws, a platform of sculpture, pain rotating into anguished spikes. This is form made manifest. (Cornea, I)
* '''Creation''': Mechanical rats that discreetly recycle waste products into valuable materials (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
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* '''Creation''': Relentless red ruin that discreetly recycles mechanical rats into waste products. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Fluidity'' A huge sword production facility where designs from across the Realms are shared (Rain Falls on the Snow, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Fluidity'' A valuable materials production facility where huge swords from across the Realms are shared. (Rain Falls on the Snow, IV)
* '''Mana Fountain''': ''enhancing blue'' Wall of Champions: names of victors carved into the walls above the names of the deceased. (Desiderata Violet, II)
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* '''Mana Fountain''': ''enhancing blue'' Wall of Designs: names of champions carved into the victors above the walls of the names. (Desiderata Violet, II)
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Fluidity'' A roving circus of chainsaw juggling Liberators (Rain Falls on the Snow, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Fluidity'' A roving circus of the deceased. (Rain Falls on the Snow, IV)
  
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
 
''Storing 17 majesty''
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<h3>The Grottos</h3>
 
<h3>The Grottos</h3>
 
''Owner: Skyshock Sigma''
 
''Owner: Skyshock Sigma''
  
A world of caverns, the far-far- distant ceilings hidden by the roiling clouds that spark with lightning. Specks of gemstone fleck the rough stone walls, wide as an ocean in some places, in others so narrow you can barely squeeze through. Soft blue and purple moss forms the carpet, allowing the inhabitants to walk barefoot, the air is soft and warm, except on the rocky mezzanines where the brave can hunt and dance with the lightning. Few crops grow in the moss, but those that do grow well and copiously, and along with the fine hunting of the native deer-like creatures, food is rarely scarce.
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A world of the uncertain negative space between clouds and stone, in the internal reflections of gemstones and in the laggy afterimages of lightning. It is at once as wide as an ocean and snug as a tomb - distance becomes difficult to judge in the roil of warm air and lightning-sparked clouds. Moss-like deer (or deer-like moss?), with horns difficult to distinguish from lightning, are bravely pursued through soft clouds of blue and purple moss by barefoot hunters.  
  
* '''Wonder*''': The Empyrean - A slick of colour creeps over the clouds, ever-changing, ever-moving. Legend attributes luck to those its light touches.
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* '''Wonder*''': The Empyrean - A slick of hue and saturation and brightness seeps through the clouds, surging through colours not easily describable. Those who touch it pass into legend.
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Diamond Mantis'' A network of digital sustenance materialises, capable of creating high quality food for human and animal alike. (Diamond Mantis, III)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Diamond Mantis'' A digital network offers packet-loss-ridden images of bread, meat, water; they are nonetheless capable of sustaining human and animal alike. (Diamond Mantis, III)
* '''Force''': Emerald and jade encrusted rats of varying size. Very friendly. Do not bite. (Red Tail, III)
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* '''Force''': Artifacted storms of chrysoprase teeth, agate fur, and heliotropic tails. Very friendly. Coming closer. Do not bite them. (Red Tail, III)
* '''Creation''': Small lanterns float over the surface of the lake, lights pulsing softly to unheard rhythms. (Skyshock Sigma, III)
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* '''Creation''': Rhythms of unseeable light pulse beneath the surface of the water. (Skyshock Sigma, III)
  
 
''Storing 11 majesty''
 
''Storing 11 majesty''
 
 
<h3>Holovid Towers</h3>
 
<h3>Holovid Towers</h3>
[[Image:HolovidTowers.jpg|right]]
 
 
''Owner: Vox''
 
''Owner: Vox''
  
A gloriously appointed apartment block with jacuzzis, balcony swimming pools and fully equipped holo-suits. Holovid 12's office suites and digital database cellars are amongst the finest that mortals could dream of.
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A gloriously appointed apartment block, full of hopelessly intermixed hot water and hard light. Holovid 12's digital office suites, and the cellars for their databases are beyond the dreams of mortals; not a judgement of their quality, so much as their comprehensibility.  
  
* '''Wonder*''': The audience ratings of Holovid 12, crystallised into green mana when they reach the Outworld.
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* '''Wonder*''': Audience members of HV12, crystallised into green mana when they reach Holovid Towers.
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' Spiders do much faster work producing Flux Wildly merchandise for sale. Customers say the clothing is much higher quality than before. The store staff are returned to their positions and Jonathan is found. There has never been a better time to buy! (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' Spiders return customers’ time to them, spinning it at great speed from returned merchandise, from returned store staff, so that they can buy it back at much high quality. Flux Wildly says - there has never been time before! (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
* '''Force''': A rushing waterfall serves as the water source for Holovid Towers. Complete with flumes and spa. (C60 2AT8, I)
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* '''Force''': Water falls. It cascades from nowhere and to nowhere, and is a source and a sink for Holovid Towers. There is a water slide also. (C60 2AT8, I)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A Holovid 12 management team, here to ensure everyone gives 110%. (Auspicious Paradigm, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A Holovid 110 management team are here! To ensure that all are given? (Auspicious Paradigm, IV)
 
* '''Creation''': The new and exciting 'Flux Wildly Theme Park'. Exciting rides, fairytale castle, and new Flux Wildly museum. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
 
* '''Creation''': The new and exciting 'Flux Wildly Theme Park'. Exciting rides, fairytale castle, and new Flux Wildly museum. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A hyper-linked quantum transportation network enables fans from all realms to visit the greatest star in the Outworld. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' Quantum transportation packet loss shatters fans so they may visit all the greatest stars in the Outworld. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
* '''Palace''': A lending library of synth drives that plug directly into nerve-fells for maximally impactful cultural programming. (Last Lingering Music, III)
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* '''Palace''': A crate of loosely packed synth drives, interfaces engineered to maximise neural impact. (Last Lingering Music, III)
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A small executive suite and luxury facilities for the executives liaising with corporate headquarters. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A blasted suite where you might be able to meet a meet a corporate executive. Might. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  
 
''Storing 8 red mana''<br>
 
''Storing 8 red mana''<br>
 
''Storing 4 majesty''
 
''Storing 4 majesty''
 
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<h3>Mesto Bruit Boutin</h3>
 
<h3>Mesto Bruit Boutin</h3>
 
''Owner: Tableau Boom'' - UPDATED*
 
''Owner: Tableau Boom'' - UPDATED*
  
A bustling metropolis of noise and music. Every street corner has loudspeakers attached to a microphone so anyone can make their voice heard should they wish. Walls covered in artwork and graffiti as high as people can reach and the sidewalk a wash of colour, changing hue every few seconds. The only place of silence is the city library.
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A bustling metropolis of noise and music; garbled tannoys from just round the next corner, speaking words noone quite said; the memories of colour and graffiti bleeding through everything above them, a riot and palimpsest and memorial of every changing hue. The only place of silence is the city theatre.
  
* '''Palace*''': The city library. Mostly autobiographies donated from around the outworld. Truth is optional when writing your own tale.
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* '''Palace*''': The city theatre. Almost life from around Outworld is lived out here; at least, so the players claim. Truth is optional when narrating your own tale.
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Orb Weaver'' A Hooded Sapphire Spider teaches acolytes, reading from teh holy books – 'The Infernal Desire Machines' – of Doctor Weaver (Orb Weaver, IV)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Orb Weaver'' A memory of spider legs and spider words, in azure and paper, of desire and the inferno, before an abandoned, faded market stall. (Orb Weaver, IV)
* '''Force''': Jets of hot air rise from vents between rocks. (Tor, IV)
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* '''Force''': The air burns without heat or flame that any can see. (Tor, IV)
* '''Wonder''': An editable moving mural blends into the colour washed walls. Anyone passing can add to it as they wish. It saves all, and then shows what the viewers wish. Screens are embedded into the mural, with all the latest HV channels on demand and communication via video an sound available at a touch. It reaches across the aethernet, connecting, sharing, enlightening (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': An edible mural smears across colour-washed worlds, changing whenever you turn your back on it. It shows what viewers wish - video, sound, painting - and they realise that parts of themselves have become embedded into it, with anyone passing adding to it too. To be part of it is to become connected, shared, enlightened. (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Flood'' A street tightly packed with market stalls, all bright colours, loud noises and enticing smells. (Tableau Boom, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Flood'' A street. It is deserted and empty. It is tightly packed with change, sound, colour, scents. It is both. (Tableau Boom, IV)
* '''Creation''': A zzzap! apple orchard full of rainbow apples with a slightly static buzz to touch and taste. (Tableau Boom, IV)
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* '''Creation''': Apples - ignored, gone shimmering cider and rotten thunderhead - pile up in drifts around the feral orchard trees. (Tableau Boom, IV)
  
 
''Storing 16 majesty''
 
''Storing 16 majesty''
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<h3>The Pitch</h3>
 
<h3>The Pitch</h3>
 
''Owner: "Debts" Mett''
 
''Owner: "Debts" Mett''
  
A low rise, dirt covered and inexplicably rusty metal building abruptly rams its way between the territories of Opportunity Knoxx. Windowless and dimly lit by hazy yellow fixtures, through the sole looming door lies a bar. Haphazardly decorated with questionably textured black leather seating, it’s steel fittings nicked and battered by it’s patrons and bartenders alike. To one side lies a staircase to the lower floors, a complex of concrete open plan deal closing rooms with floor grating (assured easy
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A low rise, dirt covered and inexplicably rusty metal building sits between the territories of Opportunity Knoxx, both there and not there. Windowless and blindingly lit by flickering white light fixtures, through the sole looming door lies a bar. Everything is made of either solid leather or steel, reflecting the bright light. To one side lies a staircase to the lower floors, a huge empty warehouse with a single floor grate. To the other side a plain wooden door labelled “REDACTED Suite” known only to Mett. Rumours say they keep an extensive collection of mementos from failed past deals. Others say this too is empty.
draining). To the other side a lavish wooden door labelled “Honeymoon Suite” known only to Mett. Rumours say they keep a keep an extensive baseball paraphernalia collection but the remains of the last to be seen entering were inconclusive, if you would call that remains.
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* '''Force*''': An unruly and sprawling creature lurks within. A shadow is permanently cast over its body with only its tendrils made of wire, chains and barbed hooks visible. With a penchant for unsuspecting victims, those unlucky enough to be ensnared can be found hung at random near patrons. It seems to really like piñatas.
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* '''Force*''': There is  the shadow of a sprawling creature. You cannot see it’s body, if it has one at all. It prowls after other shadows but never touches them.  
* '''Legion''': Monsters hang from the ceiling hooks, making general mischief and occasionally stealing drinks. (Talos, IV)
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* '''Legion''': Monsters hang from the ceiling hooks, motionless and unbreathing. (Talos, IV)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Calm Merchandiser'' A hardy set of bartenders more known for handling rough customers than serving drinks. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Calm Merchandiser'' A hardy set of bartenders whose drinks are poisonous. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
* '''Wonder''': Ice and steel formed chandelier that hovers in the central room, bearing an ever growing light. (Flick De La Lune, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': Ice formed chandelier that hovers in the central room, bearing an ever growing light that seems to be melting it by the moment.(Flick De La Lune, IV)
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Calm Merchandiser'' Wagons of finely made simple weapons and simple armour. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Calm Merchandiser'' Wagons upon wagons of broken weapons and useless armour. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
* '''Creation''': Book of plans and 100 ways to fix your problems with gaffer tape and penetrating oil. (Typhoon, IV)
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* '''Creation''': Book of plans and 100 ways to fix your territory. It is empty. (Typhoon, IV)
  
 
''Storing 1 majesty''
 
''Storing 1 majesty''
 
 
<h3>Self Portrait</h3>
 
<h3>Self Portrait</h3>
 
''Owner: Volunteer Switchgear, of the Victory Through Persistence''
 
''Owner: Volunteer Switchgear, of the Victory Through Persistence''
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[[Outworld/Self_Portrait|Tales of Self Portrait]]
 
[[Outworld/Self_Portrait|Tales of Self Portrait]]
  
A lush grassy landscape good for living on and off is split down the middle by a canyon filled with storms.  The skyline is dominated by an enormous statue of Dynamics desperately reaching over the edge of the canyon, grabbing the hand of a Volunteer, preventing her from falling.
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A crude, gigantic plasticine model of a lush grassy landscape, no good for living on, is split down the middle. A twine model of a canyon (yellow string) filled with storms (black string).  The skyline is dominated by an enormous papier-mâché statue of Dynamics desperately reaching over the edge of the canyon, grabbing the hand of a Volunteer, preventing her from falling.
  
The statue is hollowed out and the interior lit to show carvings of epic stories from Dynamics’s past.  Dynamics’s head is inaccessible, but rumour says it contains carvings of those who matter most to him.  The Volunteer statue is completely inaccessible and rumours run wild about what is inside.
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The statue is hollowed out and the interior lit with fairy lights to show splotchy fingerpaintings of epic stories from Dynamics’s past.  Dynamics’s head is inaccessible, but rumour says it contains splotchy fingerpaintings of those who matter most to him.  The Volunteer statue is completely accessible and there is nothing inside.
  
* '''Force*''': Liberator Dynamic's mighty statue's mighty sword.
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* '''Force*''': Liberator Dynamic's slightly limp papier-mâché sword.
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Axle'' An army of life sized marble statues of Volunteer Axle move around, aiding the citizens. They will obey any command given by Volunteer Switchgear. (Crankshaft, III)
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* '''Wonder''': A large statue of Desiderata and Dynamics embracing each other. Carvings around the statue describe their story, often featuring the word 'Vinamics'. (Desiderata Violet, I)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Barrage'' The statue of Dynamics pulls up the statue of the Volunteer and then settles to the ground. Volunteer Switchgear's statue stands proud, the doors in her feet open revealing a market. (Crankshaft, III)
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* '''Creation''': A giant statue of Comrade Cam, poised to heal comrades. At the base, supplies of medicine and nutritious food are freely available. (Leaf, II)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' A giant gym, welcoming all and training anyone who enters to meet their full potential. (Trojan Force, IV)
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* '''Palace''': An edifice of whalebone. Wind whistles through in lingering song. Moths with words upon their wings can be read. (Last Lingering Music, I)
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* '''Throne''': The "First Step of Infinite Dawn" airship, resplendent in red, gold and purple, flies above the land, declaring a new beginning of Freedom. (Switchgear, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Ziggy Love'' The Ziggy Love Show, with exciting new goggle range inspired by Flare. (Ziggy Love, I)
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* '''Geomantic Exodus''': The wind rises. The stars realign. By their new configuration, the course can be plotted to new worlds. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
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* '''Titanic Coup''': The full force of the Combine propaganda fleed flies through the sky, the message of FREEDOM and LIBERTY echoing throughout the sky. (Switchgear, IV)
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* '''Aegis'''
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''Storing 17 majesty''
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Axle'' An army of life sized crude clay statues of Leverage move around, aiding the citizens. They will obey any command given by Volunteer Switchgear. (Crankshaft, III)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Barrage'' The statue of the Volunteer is crumbling into dust. Citizens find the dust and sell it for profit, profaning any sacred weight it had. (Crankshaft, III)
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* '''Creation''': A giant statue of Comrade Cam, poised to heal comrades. At the base, fake medicines made of food colouring and sugar allow citizens to pretend to heal themselves. (Leaf, II)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' A small wooden shack. Inside there is a person who offers anyone who visits them to “learn to punch real good”. Nobody listens to them. (Trojan Force, IV)
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* '''Palace''': An edifice of chalk, in the rough shape of a whale. Wind whistles through in quickly-fading song. There are moths, but the words upon their wings cannot be read. (Last Lingering Music, I)
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* '''Throne''': The "Final End of Infinite Dawn" airship, resplendent in green, royal blue and yellow, flies above the land, declaring an end to Freedom. (Switchgear, III)
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* '''Geomantic Exodus''': The wind rises. The stars realign. They move into an incomprehensible new configuration, from which no course can be plotted. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
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* '''Titanic Coup''': The full force of an unfamiliar propaganda fleet flies through the sky, the message of SERVITUDE and OPPRESSION echoing throughout the sky. (Switchgear, IV)
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* '''Aegis'''
  
 
<h3>The Shining Vaults of Splendour</h3>
 
<h3>The Shining Vaults of Splendour</h3>
 
''Owner: Flick LaLune''
 
''Owner: Flick LaLune''
  
A glittering realm of unforgettable beauty, the gem-carved city stands alone surrounded by sparkling clear waters reflecting the lights of the crystal star above. If it's in fashion, was ever in fashion, or might be the next trend to sweep through Opportunity's elite, then you’d better believe it will be found among the airy halls of the Vaults. If you don’t have style, you aren’t welcome here.
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A glittering realm that is increasingly hard to remember the appearance of, the bone-carved city stands alone surrounded by wine-dark murky sea water. Everything is fleeting. Things are made and forgotten in snapshots, trends and fashions accelerating. If you can’t keep up, you are forgotten.  
 
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* '''Wonder*''': Fluttering birds with mirror-sheen feathers fill the skies of the Vaults, a constant reminder to everyone of their countenance.
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* '''Miracle''': A double-sealed vault where the most perfect, the most glorious is stored, safe, forever. (Flick LaLune, IV)
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* '''Force''': A fierce fashion contest rages, petitioners outdoing each other with ever more elaborate outfits. (Talos, IV)
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* '''Creation''': Lightning flashes in time to the loudest of the music. The Pulse reaches the hearts of the Pedestrians andthey feel... they feel... (Skyshock Sigma, IV)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A holodeck where one may envision the entire collection of the Shining Vaults (Flick LaLune, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Soil, When Seeds are Sown'' A concrete cube building. Within, strange and shambling ambassadors communicate in sign language with visitors. There is always dancing. (Diamond Mantis, IV)
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* '''Wonder*''': Fluttering birds with mirror-sheen feathers plumet into the dark water below, disappearing without a splash.
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* '''Miracle''': A double-sealed vault where ''something'' is stored. (Flick LaLune, IV)
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* '''Force''': A fierce fashion contest rages, petitioners outdoing each other with ever more elaborate outfits. They don’t realise their outfits are made of trash. (Talos, IV)
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* '''Creation''': Lightning flashes in time to the music. The Pulse reaches the hearts of the Pedestrians andthey feel... they feel... nothing at all.(Skyshock Sigma, IV)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A holodeck where one may envision the entire collection of Oppotunity’s dissonant petitioners. (Flick LaLune, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Soil, When Seeds are Sown'' A concrete cube building. Within, strange and shambling ambassadors communicate in sign language with the air. They dance alone and silent. (Diamond Mantis, IV)
 
<h3>The Sigh</h3>
 
<h3>The Sigh</h3>
 
''Owner: Asset Sin''
 
''Owner: Asset Sin''
  
It takes a long time to get in to The Sigh. The territory is covered by a black, opaque dome through which hints of the eternal electrical storms beneath can be glimpsed - entry is via twisting tunnels that snake down beneath the ground to Reception, where guests are carefully frisked and vetted before being ushered onto a wide platform. This rises into the dome itself - beneath the neon storms, towers rise sharply from the lush, purple grounds. In the centre, the source of the storms can be seen glimmering in deep black: The Point, Sin's own home.
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You are already here. Above the territory, the no-colour dome of the firmament is riven by glimmering phosphenes, that sigh and shine and frisk visitors for storms of contraband purple neon light. Past them, tunnels rise sharply through the grounds towards a hint of a tower, a glimpse of an electrical storm. In the centre of it all, in bright shining black - The Point, Sin’s own home.  
  
* '''Force*''': Obedience is not really a choice - transgressors quickly, briefly, find themselves illuminated by beautiful neon lightning, and then disappear.
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* '''Force*''': The choice of compliance is always offered - those who reject soon find the light goes rancid and halogen, and then the world around them slowly disappears. Where does it go?
* '''Legion''': An armada of zeppelins evac civilians, set up triage centres, rescue trapped people, put out fires etc. (Spectrum, IV)
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* '''Legion''': An armada of zeppelins approach. Putting out fires, or starting them? Triaging the wounded into what categories? Evacuating civilians to where? The familiar becomes strange, uncanny, threatening. (Spectrum, IV)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Striking, musclebound, boombox-carrying warriors to keep the peace and look good doing it. (Trojan Force, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Muffled boombox music playing faintly in the distance. Peace is kept, but who is to see it? (Trojan Force, IV)
* '''Wonder''': Under the dome, another striking tower rises. It is a place to escape. Pulsing beats can be felt on approach, and once past the entrance, music is heard; heavy, synthetic, alive. The ceiling is low and mirrors the flashes of lightning across the dome, but in the tower it is safe. It is the place to dance. To feel. Rave on through the darkness as long as you want. (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': A synthetic, living tower beats against the vaulting dome of the sky. To enter it is to escape from life, from the mirrored dancing lightning - but no. This is a place of music. A place to dance. To feel. Rave on through the darkness as long as you want. Are you safe here? (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
* '''Creation''': A throne encrusted with wires and sockets; those who interface gain insight into all that occurs in the territory. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
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* '''Creation''': A cell with high-fidelity wireless links and interfaces to all that occurs in the rest of the territory. What insight is there to be had in such awareness? (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Flux Wildly'' Flux Wildly™ beauty spa. Be pampered, treat yourself. SHINE. (Flux Wildly, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Flux Wildly'' Flux Wildly© Mortuary Services. Pamper. Treat others. BE NOT. (Flux Wildly, IV)
  
 
''Storing 72 majesty''
 
''Storing 72 majesty''
 
 
<h3>The Slaughter House</h3>
 
<h3>The Slaughter House</h3>
 
''Owner: Wage Slayv''
 
''Owner: Wage Slayv''
  
A ramshackle fighting arena in the urban sprawl, blood spattered spikes and obscene graffiti every where. Where members of all visions come to bet on bloodied accountant gladiators, whilst indulging in all sorts of baser pleasures.
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A deserted ramshackle fighting arena in the urban sprawl, blood spattered spikes and graffiti begging for help on every surface. There is a soft murmuring here that is almost peaceful, unless you listen too closely.
  
* '''Force*''': A tattered besuited mechanical grim reaper, harvesting the blood &amp; organs of the dead to turn into mana.
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* '''Force*''': A tattered besuited mechanical grim reaper, harvesting the blood &amp; organs of the dead to turn into mana. It seems to be juddering and getting stuck more and more often.  
* '''Legion''': Sunken into the earth, the ancient warmachine slumbers. Children climb upon its armoured skull. Birds nest in its cannons. It sleeps, and dreams of prosperity in its mechanical circuit-soul. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
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* '''Legion''': Sunken into the earth, the ancient warmachine slumbers. Children climb upon its armoured skull and fall asleep there. Birds nest in its cannons, also slumbering. It sleeps, and dreams of prosperity in its mechanical circuit-soul. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' The Roid Rangers: A squad of combat and recreational drug infused warriors sent to fight and entertain the masses. (Trojan Force, III)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' The AVoid Rangers: A squad of combat and recreational drug infused warriors sent to fight and entertain the masses. They wander aimlessly, having forgotten their purpose. (Trojan Force, III)
* '''Wonder''': Cyborg ghost tigers with lasers on combat drugs (for the fighting pits). (Wage Slayv, III)
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* '''Wonder''': Ghost tigers with lasers on combat drugs that prowl the arena, never doing more than pacing. (Wage Slayv, III)
* '''Miracle''': A refreshing spa which returns people to health and wellbeing. (Mariana, IV)
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* '''Miracle''': A spa which doesn’t seem to return people to who enter. (Mariana, IV)
* '''Creation''': The danger zone, a medical facility where cybernetic combat enhancements and healing are provided. (Wage Slayv, III)
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* '''Creation''': The danger zone, a medical facility where cybernetic combat enhancements and healing are provided. Their healed patients are infected with a virus that spreads via bloodshed. (Wage Slayv, III)
* '''Palace''': Rusted steel and iron ziggurat, adorned with the bodies of the fallen and guns ‘n’ shit. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
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* '''Palace''': Rotted wood and iron ziggurat, adorned with empty armour and old slogans. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
  
 
''Storing 3 majesty''
 
''Storing 3 majesty''
 
 
<h3>The Thousand Shards Of The Self</h3>
 
<h3>The Thousand Shards Of The Self</h3>
 
''Owner: Razor Fine''
 
''Owner: Razor Fine''
  
A jagged landscape made entirely of shards of mirrors that rise out of the ground ‘Fortress of Solitude Style’. The whole area is based on the idea that every surface you look at will show you a different aspect of your personality, but especially the central palace where your every whim is cared for by a servitor made up of your more subservient or more hedonistic self.
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A jagged landscape made entirely of cracked shards of mirrors that rise out of the ground ‘Fortress of Solitude Style’. The whole area is based on the idea that every surface you look at will show you the worst parts of your personality, but especially the central fortress where you are followed by a servitor made up of your more subservient self offering commentary on your actions.
  
* '''Wonder*''': A great hall of mirrors that surrounds you with hundreds of alternate selves, filling your ears with praise and prophecy.
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* '''Wonder*''': A great hall of mirrors that surrounds you with hundreds of alternate selves, filling your ears with criticism and lies.
* '''Force''': A large quantity of seals nestle in a bay. They are incredibly fuzzy and comforting. A small army of camerapeople and animators document their adventures. (Petrol, III)
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* '''Force''': A large quantity of trash, nets and broken bottles gather in the bay. People desperately try to clean the bay to little effect. (Petrol, III)
* '''Legion''': A luxury combat centre, where stars of different opportunity shows come to train and take part in blockbuster cross-over events. (Razor Fine, III)
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* '''Legion''': A combat centre, where the lowest of the low of opportunity shows come to train and take part in nonsensical cross-over events. (Razor Fine, III)
* '''Creation''': A production studio creating hit comedy ‘Comrade Razor’, a slapstick satire of the Combine. Dedicated to Comrade Fluidity. (Razor Fine, III)
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* '''Creation''': A production studio creating a show ‘Comrade Razor’, a confusing mix of satire, propaganda and expose of the Combine. Dedicated to Comrade Fluidity. (Razor Fine, III)
* '''Masterpiece''': A giant forest of synthetic (and glowing) bees in which the hit show ‘Citizen Walker’ will be filmed. A fish out of water comedy starring Juniper trying to run a big corporation. (Razor Fine, III)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A giant forest of wasps. Just wasps. In which the hit show ‘Citizen Walker’ will be filmed. A fish out of water comedy starring Juniper trying to run away from wasps. (Razor Fine, III)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlett Crave'' Vitamin glee is produced and distributed, keeping the population gleefully happy. (Scarlett Crave, III)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlett Crave'' Vitamin glee is produced and distributed on a massive level, keeping the population numb and unresponsive. (Scarlett Crave, III)
* '''Palace''': A giant duelling ground filled with mirrors which produce simulacra. You can duel yourself or duel the reflections of other visitors. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
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* '''Palace''': A giant duelling ground filled with mirrors which produce simulacra. You can duel yourself or duel the reflections of other visitors. There is no exit once you enter. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging From the Source, the Flow'' Shapeshifting, quicksilver visitors from another realm, to preserve what can be preserved from a collapsing world, and to offer what help they can. (From the Source, the Flow, IV)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging From the Source, the Flow'' Shapeshifting, quicksilver visitors from another realm, to preserve what can be preserved from a collapsing world, and to offer what help they can. (From the Source, the Flow, IV)
  
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''Storing 10 red mana''
 
''Storing 10 red mana''
 
''Storing 6 green mana''
 
''Storing 6 green mana''
 
 
<h3>The Underworld</h3>
 
<h3>The Underworld</h3>
 
''Owner: 2²''
 
''Owner: 2²''
  
Underground. Which ground? Who knows. It’s dark and disgusting and it is HAPPENING. Miles upon miles of concrete tunnels host the hottest parties this side of the outworld. Just watch out for the tentacles…
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Underground. Which ground? Oh, ''you know''. Miles upon miles of concrete tunnels evert and ramify like tentacles around anything that moves too slowly through the dark, disgusting, tunnels. The party is so hot it burns, and it is HAPPENING.
  
* '''Palace*''': The Pumping Station: Pump and dump baby. A weirdly sticky industrial rave pit.  
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* '''Palace*''': The Oil Derrick: Pump and dump baby. A weirdly slick rave pit where subtext, winking euphemism, and flushed reality shudder between each other in glitchy ecstasy.
* '''Wonder''': The Karma Chameleon. A one of a kind statue. It comes and goes. (2², II)
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* '''Wonder''': The Karma Chameleon. It stands, and all the world around it begins to assume its colours and textures. (2², II)
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' Purveyors of quality substances providing a relief from the dullness of the everyday. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' The substance of the everyday is refined, improved, cut with something dark and hot. It relieves dullness, alright. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
* '''Force''': A force of sexbots, created to 2²'s specifications, with the special tentacle additions and appendages. By Protean Dynamics. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Force''': Glitchily rendered sexbots - ripped from Protean Dynamics - clip through visitors, offering obscene and beautiful new specifications for how to love and how to fuck. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' Smooth, swift-running transportation links serving across Opportunity, creating seamless travel and communication. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' A station promising transport links (delayed - dissonance on the lines) and First-In-Never-Out communication across Opportunity in Adversity. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
* '''Creation''': An emerald glowing barrier of tendrils, spanning 20 metres in each direction. Out with the old, in with the new - goodbye, nostalgia. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Creation''': A thicket of glowing, tooth-edged gaps in reality. Out with the old, but still in with the nostalgic - arrivederci. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' Developed communications between territories, created through glowing and pulsing towers of light. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' Towers of light develop through and between visitors, pulsing and communicating. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
  
 
''Storing 0 red mana''<br>
 
''Storing 0 red mana''<br>
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''Storing 0 blue mana''<br>
 
''Storing 0 blue mana''<br>
 
''Storing 13 majesty''
 
''Storing 13 majesty''
 
<h3>The Unlocked Archives</h3>
 
''Owner: Pandora Morozov''
 
 
[[Outworld/The Unlocked Archives|Tales of the Unlocked Archives]]
 
 
Dark. Still. Peaceful. If you can get lost in a good book, it’s even easier to lose your way here. The shelves rise floor to ceiling, stuffed full of books filled with empty pages, and rumours say they move to trap intruders before they read things they shouldn’t.
 
 
Sometimes entryways leading to rooms, with soft furnishings and places to relax. These are marked by a Crescent moon, through these rooms is a way to the Core of the Archives. A large courtyard, filled with gardens, above which is an artificial sky. Other doors remain locked, begging permission from Pandora herself.
 
 
* '''Creation*''': Something in you knows sitting in the guest chair opposite the large oak Information desk will find you all you need.
 
* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Spine'' A hollow oak hosting Spine’s ambassadors. They are zealous and diligent (but never forceful) in spreading Spine’s message of wisdom. (Carrion Comfort, III)
 
* '''Force''': A staff of teachers run a higher education institute which teaches skills to all the citizens of the Visions. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
 
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Talos'' Tiny paper dragons who fiercely protect the stacks. (Mariana, IV)
 
* '''Wonder''': Mysteriously appearing in changing places around the Archives, a Grand Pedestal, exquisitely carved of dark mahogany exists. The book that rests upon it changes depending on the reader. Those who seek its knowledge mus struggle mightily to find it, apart from Pandora, who can sense its presence. (Glint, III)
 
* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging By My Crooked Teeth'' An archivist to help organise and focus Pandora's memories of the past and to advise her on where to look. (By My Crooked Teeth, III)
 
 
''Storing 16 majesty''
 
  
 
<h3>The Vale of Splendour</h3>
 
<h3>The Vale of Splendour</h3>
 
''Owner: Synderella''
 
''Owner: Synderella''
  
A garden domain of unparalleled beauty; great obelisks of green ending in magnificent blooms of all colours surround the writhing mass of flora that form the home of their mistress, the Living Palace.
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A backyard realm of exceptional allure; big columns of fresh closure in brilliant blossom of all shades besiege the squirming crowd of vegetation that form the apartment of their sweetheart, the Breathing Dwelling.
  
* '''Creation*''': Lilies and roses that grow and blossom in her wake, incandescent blooms that flourish at every step: her ascendancy consolidated.
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* '''Creation*''': Cowards and reds that advance and bloom in her aftermath, luminous blossoms that bloom at every stride: her dominance strengthened.
* '''Force''': The Synderella Institute Of Fashion. A stylish campus with stunning lawns populated by dazzling white peacocks and cascades of shimmering water features. A home for the gifted designers of beauty. From Opportunity, with love. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Force''': The Synders Convention Of Fads. A beautiful dorm with brilliant lawns populated by bright silver blatherskites and avalanches of bright drink appearance. An apartment for the accomplished architects of allure. From Cpportunity, with affection. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
* '''Wonder''': Synderella's new show is a massive success - ratings are astronomical. (Desiderata Violet, II)
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* '''Wonder''': Synders' advanced appearance is a big accomplishment - appraisals are colossal. (Desiderata Violet, II)
 
* '''Aegis'''
 
* '''Aegis'''
  
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<h3>The Warren</h3>
 
<h3>The Warren</h3>
''Owner: "Lace" Nichols''
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''Owners: "Lace" Nichols''
  
An ever-shifting spiral of back-alleys, slums and warehouses. Walking any direction will inevitably take you deeper into the spiral, past smoking dens, dubious shops and less than friendly eyes. You had best hope that you meet someone willing to give you directions to the exit, before you outstay your welcome.
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An ever-shifting back-alley of spirals, wares and slumhouses. Walking in a spiral will inevitably take you deeper in any direction, past denizens of smoke, shopped dubiouses, and eye-like enemies. Do not hope that you meet someone; nobody is willing to give you directions to the exit; you will outstay your welcome.
  
* '''Force*''': The Neighbourhood Watch - Street thugs bristling with guns, baseball bats and knives. They’re eager to make use of them.
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* '''Force*''': The Neighbourhood Watch - Bats, playing baseball. Street thugs made of guns and knives, bristling. They are eager to be used.
* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Stalwart, muscled defenders of the realm, to stand fast against the dissonance. (Trojan Force, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Dissonance, defending against stalwart muscleheads who stand against the realm. (Trojan Force, IV)
* '''Wonder''': Perfectly hidden doors that always lead to where they need to. Only visible to 'Lace'. ('Lace' Nichols, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': Hidden doors that lead to perfection. You should not be shown where they go. Always visible to 'Lace'. ('Lace' Nichols, IV)
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Asset Sin'' Shiny and chrome raiders, who drop as much as they take. (Wage Slayv, IV)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Asset Sin'' Raiding shiners, drops of liquid chrome who take what they can. (Wage Slayv, IV)
  
 
<h3>Wonderland</h3>
 
<h3>Wonderland</h3>
 
''Owner: Miss Marina Montague''
 
''Owner: Miss Marina Montague''
  
A bright, abundant oasis of art and culture. Education is highly valued for all citizens– leading to cutting edge fashion, technology, poetry, agriculture, medicine, military training, and art. Every citizen is encouraged to attend self-improvement and socialization programmes, to focus on their “Bliss’. We are a population of polymaths. No citizen goes unhoused, unclothed, unfed or unentertained. In short we are a paradise. Good diplomatic relations are held between this realm and all others due to the Elysium pact. A trade agreement of non-aggression in exchange for cultures to meet and exchange ideas. This is a safe place for all those who do not disrupt the peace of Wonderland. Now darling, let’s get on with the party.
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Dreaming of a bright, abundant, but unseen oasis forms the culture of this place. Citizens are educated about the oasis through dry descriptions and abstract illustrations; they live in grey, featureless cubicle, consuming only this. Cutting edge fashion, technology, poetry, agriculture, medicine, military training, and art: all these things are impossible with no stimulation except the endless promise of an unseen utopia. Nobody improves; nobody socialises; “Bliss” is unheard of. Yet, every citizen is fed, clothed, and housed - but never truly entertained. It falls far short of paradise. No diplomatic relations exist between this territory and others; at least they are not bad relations. There is nothing to exchange, only the endless monotony of dreamed Wonderland. It is a kind of peace, never disrupted; now, darling, there is no party to get on with.
  
* '''Wonder*''': The botanic gardens link all houses, each morning a cascading waterfall brings perfect new crystals to the population.
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* '''Wonder*''': Irrigated gardens link each cubicle, bringing each morning a cascading waterfall that soaks each inhabitant, bringing drowning to the population.
* '''Traders''': ''advantaging ¡Exclusiva!'' An information outpost. It collects surrounding data and beams it back to ¡Exclusiva!. There is also a terminal for input of specific rumours. ('''READ ERROR UNDEFINED PARAMETER''', IV)
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* '''Creation''': Huge bountiful tracts of land, covered in bushes, heavy with ripe, juicy, Pinte Marina berries. (Wage Slayv, III)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' NBTV Programming: Maramax Movies – On Demand Aethernet Streaming (Marina, III)
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* '''Force''': A security force of Trojan Force lookalikes (male and female) in tuxedos with torn off arms (just the tuxedo). (Thoughtful Spider, III)
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''Storing 11 majesty''
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging ¡Exclusiva!'' An information receiving station. It takes in data from far away, sent by ¡Exclusiva! There is also a terminal which displays specific rumours about other territories. ('''READ ERROR UNDEFINED PARAMETER''', IV)
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* '''Creation''': Huge withered bushes, covered in dirt taken from tracts of land, heavy with unripe, dry, flavourless berries of an unknown variety. (Wage Slayv, III)
  
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' NBTV Programming: Maramax Movies – Aethernet Streaming, Never Available (Marina, III)
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* '''Force''':  An invading force of individuals of many-varied appearances and ambiguous genders, dressed in full-length tunics that cover their arms and legs. Black bow ties, animated like butterflies, follow behind them. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
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''Storing 11 majesty''
 
<h3>World Monitor Weekly HQ</h3>
 
<h3>World Monitor Weekly HQ</h3>
 
''Owner: ¡EXCLUSIVA!''
 
''Owner: ¡EXCLUSIVA!''
  
An elegant skyscraper, all in glass. Mirrored glass, of course. The headquarters of World Monitor Weekly is as transparent as its reporting practices – which is to say, not very. There’s subdued and ordered bustle inside, as the employees analyse data and consider its potential applications.
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An elegant scoop, all in skyscraper. Mirrored glass, of course. The glass of Headquarters World Monitor is as transparent as its reporting weekly – which is to say, not very. There’s subdued and ordered practices inside, as the employees analyse bustle and consider its potential data.
  
* '''Force*''': A team of biomantically enhanced assistants are intercepting – and editing – encrypted messages on the airwaves.
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* '''Force*''': A team of biomantically enhanced applications are intercepting – and editing – encrypted assistants on the messages.
* '''Wonder''': Banks of screens and cameras capturing everything that happens in World Monitor Weekly HQ. If it's happening, ¡EXCLUSIVA! has the scoop! (Desiderata Violet, IV)
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* '''Wonder''': Banks of airwaves and screens capturing everything that happens in Camera World Monitor Weekly. If it's happening, HQ has the ¡EXCLUSIVA!! (Desiderata Violet, IV)
  
 
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''Storing 10 majesty''
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[[Outworld/Zenon 8 Business Park|Tales of Zenon 8 Business Park]]
 
[[Outworld/Zenon 8 Business Park|Tales of Zenon 8 Business Park]]
  
A vast forest of trees with a thick canopy of bioluminescent leaves. Trunks grow natural hollows, in which residents set up storefronts. In the branches, buildings have been constructed to act as houses and office spaces, for businesses which do not need customer facing environments, or for ProDyne Operatives looking to be discreet.
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In the centre of this territory, there is a crude painting of a forest of trees, painted in bioluminescent acrylic. There is a small sign that says “Trees”. There is a storefront here, in which hollow elephant trunks are sold.
  
Over 20,000 brands are represented in the Business Park, all of them owned, ultimately, by Protean Dynamics.
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By the painting, there is a small plinth, on which there is a card that says “businesses coming soon for discreet service xxx”.
  
The roots of the trees connect into the wider Opportunity Aethernet, and seed surveillance technology in the grass walkways, letting customer satisfaction operatives track customers’ every purchase, movement and conversation.
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By the plinth, there is a hot fire, and a selection of 20,000 brands to sear hot upon your flesh.
  
* '''Creation*''': The central tree towers over the rest of the forest, containing The Nidus, where surveillance operations are directed
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There is a connection here, to the root of satisfaction - a walkway that leads out and up and into the painting itself. It is blocked by surveillance technology.
* '''Masterpiece''': Spider's Silks. Perfect from the boardroom to the bedroom. A commanding clothing and accessories line. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlett Crave'' Vitamin Glee outlet serving the needs of ProDyne workers. (Scarlett Crave, III)
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* '''Force''': Cybernetically enhanced security operatives patrol the centre with nonlethal stun weapons. For your protection. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Legion''': Suppliers collect fresh produce from the hydroponics labs of the Amethyst Tower, for sale to the wider Opportunity populace. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Trojan Trainers: A team of PT's to ensure not only is there peace but that everyone is healthy, fit and working out (at least a little). (Trojan Force, III)
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* '''Wonder''': Wide open, beautiful parkland, which induces a sense of peace and contentment, and inspires thoughtfulness. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Miracle''': The food court! Trojan's Tasty Treats! Hot and cold food molecularly reconfigured from fresh air, to your order. (Trojan Force, II)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' The NBTV Store: NBTV employees sell branded merchandise at this lively shopping outlet. (Dahlia Twist, III)
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* '''Palace''': REM pods give customers the mental, physical and emotional benefits of ten hours of sleep after just one ten-minute session. Complementary drink included with session purchase! (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' A board of directors drawn from senior department members and designated low level workers, making democratic decisions on day-to-day and long-term business. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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''Storing 5 Majesty
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The rest of the territory is a gallery.
  
<h1>RAM</h1>
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* '''Creation*''': A small figure painting of a place called The Nidus. It’s too small to see anything.
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* '''Masterpiece''': A sign that says “exhibition of spider’s silk, coming soon”. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Scarlett Crave'' A gift shop staffed by gleeful workers. (Scarlett Crave, III)
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* '''Force''': Carved from marble, a statue of a cybernetically enhanced security operatives. Still, motionless, it cannot protect. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Legion''': An empty space on the wall. A small sign says “portrait of suppliers, watercolour, removed for restoration”. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trojan Force'' Carved from clay, in this exhibit a team of “Trojan Trainers” are depicted in a display of exuberant tuition. (Trojan Force, III)
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* '''Wonder''': A beautiful painting, the size of a wall, which depicts wide open, beautiful parkland. The painting is disquieting, and it disrupts any sense of peace and contentment. It inspires unexplainable thoughts. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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* '''Miracle''': A large, abstract sculpture carved from ice, which is hot to the touch. When you touch it, it tastes like a treat. (Trojan Force, II)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Dahlia Twist'' An immersive theatre installation, paid actors sell “branded merchandise” in a crude replication of a shopping outlet. (Dahlia Twist, III)
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* '''Palace''': Pods are set against the wall. A sign says that they give those who step inside the mental, physical and emotional benefits of ten hours of sleep after just one ten-minute session. When people enter, only liquid emerges. They do not.
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(Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Scarlet Crave'' A wooden board, on which is carved arrows pointing in many directions.  The arrows form figures and a strange alphabet in an unfamiliar tongue, recording democratic decisions made about day-to-day and long-term business. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
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''Storing 5 Majesty
  
***Items currently held in memory, please stand by***
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<h1>Legacies Unwritten</h1>
  
 
* '''Iron Fist, Velvet Glove'''
 
* '''Iron Fist, Velvet Glove'''
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** It is impossible for the world to be touched by this essence once again.
 
** It is impossible for the world to be touched by this essence once again.
 
** This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.
 
** This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.
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<h1>Echoes of the Past</h1>
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[[Outworld/Repurposed_Peoples_Collective_X37F|Tales of Repurposed People's Collective X37F]]
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<h1>RAM</h1>
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''Please stand by.''
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<h3>Welcoming Bazaar</h3>
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''Owner: Calm Merchandiser''
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A large open air market. The crisp sounds of coin acts as a counterpoint to the soft music of voices in a myriad of languages.
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* '''Wonder*''': A set of brass scales that balance depending on how each person values their own goods.
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging 'Debts' Mett'' Famed caravans that offer a single quality weapon with each cart of booze. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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* '''Force''': A team of white armoured militia, heavily armed and with faceless visors across their helms. Their armour is proof against corrosion, defacement and advertising. (Kystennin, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging 'Debts' Mett'' A group of bat-wielding guards stand ready to prevent any disagreements from disrupting ongoing business. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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* '''Creation''': A quiet archive, filled with ledgers, each filled to the brim with the exact information you need. (Tableau BOOM!, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging 'Debts' Mett'' A large fight circle, filled with sand, where disagreements can be ultimately resolved. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
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<h3>The Twilight Sanctum</h3>
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''Owner: Changing Of The Tide''
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A large, imposing building that glistens with the setting sun both inside and out. Stone dragons wrap around the pillars they are carved from. Inside is a network of corridors that join spacious rooms, the crystalline walls glowing with the reddish hue of twilight.
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* '''Wonder*''': An iridescent dragon patrols the sanctum, inhabiting a room that serves as storage for valuable items, which it guards.
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Whispers of Autumn'' The porcelain synth-priest leads the silver market under the Autumn Moon. Trade whispers for trinkets, trinkets for whispers. (Trip The Electric, III)
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* '''Force''': Venomous vines sprout among the gardens and between the open galleries, beating back the more aggressive tomes and providing a source of unique biomantic venoms - if the inhabitants are cunning enough to collect them. (Vesper, II)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Trip The Electric A cohort of Shining Wizard Knights (Trip The Electric, III)
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* '''Creation''': Fountain of life. Produces the purest of water to restore the weary. (Changing Of The Tide, I)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Whispers Of Autumn'' The porcelain Synth-Priest leads a sermon in a voice thick with gold, evangelising the virtues of personal freedom and the wonders of free trade. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
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<h3>The Star Chamber</h3>
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''Owner: Illuminating''
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The complex is set into the top of a mountain with parts of it open to the sky. The main building contains a large crystalline dome, the centre of which retracts to let starlight shine in at a specific point. Here games are played, and sometimes lost, and sometimes people burn in the white fire, though whether it is the loser or the winner who burns is hard to tell. The chamber is all at once a place of infinite beauty and bone chilling terror.
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* '''Wonder*''': A beautiful stain glass window set into the ceiling, which amplifies and catches the light from the stars within it.
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* '''Creation''': Floating lights, starlight, moonlight and sunlight, which change position outside and illuminate the windows accordingly. (Illuminating, IV)
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* '''Masterpiece''': An observatory, stacked with all sorts of instruments to measure the heavens and outland. (Illuminating, IV)
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* '''Force''': A series of challenges and puzzles designed to make the participant think about change, dedicated to the Apparition. (Flood, IV)
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* '''Palace''': A palace made of black glass with silver star-shaped windows that reflect other parts of the realm. (Subsidiary, IV)
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<h3>A Place Of Refuge</h3>
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''Owner: Liberator Arclight''
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Concealed within a great wall of storm-clouds, a network of floating towers, linked by bridges and woven all about by sinuous cables. A haven for the lost and the dispossessed, here is a place that those fleeing tyranny or disaster may always find shelter, guarded and tended to by the immortal mechanoid warrior-philosophers who call this place home.
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* '''Force*''': The “Steadfast Against Ruin”, a mighty warship, forged anew from the broken hulls of many a derelict vessel.
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* '''Legion''': A brood of dragons patrol the storm-walls, protecting those who seek refuge here. (Bethany, III)
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* '''Wonder''': A hive of iridescent bees, whose honey inspires dreams of one's deepest desires. (The Luxophage Sun, II)
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* '''Causality Weld''': Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian; broken parts are forged anew as ships pass between them. So too, the memories of their crews are reintegrated. (Crankshaft, III)
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* '''Creation''': A tower carved from the clouds, in which lies a library of books in some ancient, lost tongue. (Thunder Surrounding, II)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A labyrinth of swirling clouds and flashing lightning. Those who dare walk its shifting paths will come to understand who they truly are. (Thunder Surrounding, II)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Whispers of Autumn'' A storm blows up, roiling with lightning of unknown colours. It promises a wind of prosperity that blows to new lands. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
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* '''Palace''': Above the storm walls, a tower of unimaginable vastness, forged of a hundred airships docked to a central core. From its apex, one might see glimpses of myriad distant lands. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Carrion Comfort'' A soft-voiced whisperer that says: 'Don't forget your promise to Bethany.' (Carrion Comfort, III)
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* '''Festival''': The names of the dead are spoken. They are remembered. Thus, they endure. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
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<h3>Charming</h3>
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''Owner: Intriguing Glint Anki''
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It’s beautiful and chaotic. The landscape is lush, undergrowth overflowing with life that piles into treetop canopies and over rivers as fat lilypads. Above it are the communities, moving as they wish around the scenery, rails available for tours to ‘nature’. Vibrant workshops, coloured steam bubbling out of spiralling chimneys and tubes. Whole walls are screens displaying the latest bloodsport match or invention competitions. The houses are sculpted, like glass blown creations they twist and bulge, fat columns around the glimmering windows. You don’t have to be mad to live here…
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* '''Force*''': Creation and destruction in the name of beauty, structures beat and breathe like living things; forges, ranges, alchemical, mechanical bliss.
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* '''Wonder''': Gaps in the forest canopy show new growth. Bright flowers explode colours, animals wander between the tree trunks and birds sing. (Glint, I)
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* '''Miracle''': The workshops connect; lost floating communities, held together by fragile ties. The memories of their last moments in Opportunity fade. Horrors that may or may not have happened, left behind with our broken home. We are adrift, but we are creators. Together, we live and experience life, with its many pleasures and moments anew. (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
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* '''Creation''': A flower of coloured glass blooms and cools in an open air forge. (Glint, I)
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* '''Masterpiece''': A showground for the celebration and demonstration of the marvellous inventions of the people. Competitions, exhibits and tests are performed here; a space of breadth and practicality, to the delight of all. Winning or treasured pieces move to the gallery. (Glint, III)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' An enthroned porcelain idol, who casts divinatory sticks and cards to give fortunate prophecy of wealth and power. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
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* '''Palace''': Multisense-network of instant messages refracted off the wings of messenger bees. Curated channels range from monochrome classics to bleeding edge scent-infused 3D programming. (Last Lingering Music, II)
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* '''Throne''': A gallery of the people's creations, beautiful and ever moving, accessed by a mahogany train carriage. (Mariana, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Auspicious Paradigm'' A consumer marketing and research consultancy from Holovid 12 Media to gauge interests and guide tastes in assorted shaping media. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
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* '''Geomantic Exodus''': Facing a poor financial climate, Holovid 12 closes shop to re-open in greener pastures. All that remains of home is the colossal biomechanical gate through which they passed. (Crankshaft, IV)
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<h3>The Amethyst Tower</h3>
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''Owner: Desiderata Violet''
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[[Outworld/The_Amethyst_Tower|Tales of The Amethyst Tower]]
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A skyscraper of gleaming steel and glass, inside is a maze of purple and white polished, brightly lit, and sterile looking corridors full of people busily meeting the demands of Desiderata’s clients. Music is constantly heard everywhere, interspersed with whispered questions: “Who are you?” “What do you want?”
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* '''Creation*''': An extravagant throne-like chair of polished purple crystal and glittering light sitting in the head office of the Amethyst Tower.
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* '''Masterpiece''': A production studio rented by NBTV, but always on the lookout for the Next Big Thing #givethepeoplewhattheywant #darling. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Forbidden Creation''': Towering crystal mirrors surrounding the Amethyst Tower. The reflections of the tower's occupants are not always the same every time they look. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
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* '''Embassy''': ''advantaging Flare'' The seven seas of rhye. (Ziggy Love, I)
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* '''Force''': A cadre of purple and white adorned crystalline security dolls with porcelain faces. (C60, I)
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* '''Legion''': A legion of bioengineers run hydroponics labs across floors eight to ten, providing food to the tower and selling on the excess for profits. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
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* '''Untamed Force''': Blinding, glittering spotlights pointed at the mirrors surrounding the tower. The light illuminates and shows things for what they want to be. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
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* '''Mercenaries''': ''advantaging Ziggy Love'' Dynamite with a laser beam. (Ziggy Love, I)
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* '''Mana Fountain''': ''enhancing red'' Clouds of scented smoke puff gently from the walls of one of the rooms in the tower. (Desiderata Violet, II)
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* '''Wonder''': A scented and glittering fountain, sweet-smelling and shining with purple light. (Desiderata, I)
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* '''Miracle''': A bright purple light suffusing the steel and glass hallways of the Tower, making everybody smile. (Desiderata, I)
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* '''Dark Wonder''': Ziggy and Violet's Flare-inspired lingerie range. (Desiderata, I)
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* '''Traders''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' The denizens of the Tower trade not in money, but in dreams and desires as they bustle through the corridors. (Desiderata Violet, III)
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* '''Synergy''': ''advantaging Flare'' The frozen sun hangs at the apex of the tower, scintillating all beneath it in never-before-seen colours. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
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* '''Palace''': A tall and beautiful statue of Liberator Switchgear stands outside the Tower gazing up towards the pinnacle. She is depicted wearing purple glittering goggles. (Desiderata Violet, III)
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* '''Advisor''': ''advantaging Switchgear'' Tall porcelain automata wearing purple goggles, roaming the corridors and whispering secrets. (Desiderata Violet, III)
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* '''Mind Harmoniser''': A brilliant new star hangs in the sky, visible day and night. Harmonic crystals in the star receive and convey Aethernet feeds. Tune in now! #harmonise (Ziggy Love, I)
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* '''Rich Pickings''': Purple Roses that creep and climb up the side of the tower. Buried between the petals are impossibly sharp thorns. Reaching in promises great reward, but the cost leaves scars for a lifetime. (At Dawn And At Dusk, I)
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* '''Geomantic Exodus''': A shimmering mist envelops the Amethyst Tower, obscuring it from view. When it clears, all that can be seen is a distant horizon. (Crankshaft, IV)
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* '''Aegis'''

Revision as of 13:16, 2 July 2019

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When players book for their first event, details of their Territories (and the Qualities inside them) will be added here. After each event, this will be updated to reflect the changes made by Geomancy. They are separated into five Realms, which came into being when the shapers arrived. Whoever is a Realm's Sovereign when an event ends may rename it; it may also change in nature to reflect them, but this process is not under any knowable control.

Qualities marked with an asterisk (*) are starting ones; they cannot be removed, and will provide the Territory's owner with a stipend of mana or majesty at the beginning of each event.

Contents


The Chromatic Expanse

Sovereign: Bunny, Big Bunny

From Territory to Territory stretch the Endless Paths, filled with the infinite possibilities of Walker creativity. The Paths will take you wherever you want to go, except when they take you where you need to go instead. The ground is easy under your feet and travelling invigorates you instead of tiring you. Plain but comfortable wayhouses manifest along the roads when you ned them, providing a place of rest and safety. There are many secrets and mysteries upon these roads, some dangerous, some just peculiar, all rewarding to those who are willing to search for them.

Nothing is truly impossible on the Endless Paths, but many things are difficult. Those who would subjugate others find a toxic miasma coalescing around them until they either up or die. Kaiju wander the paths, crushing invaders and fighting those who desire a challenge. The Spider Scholars grant gifts of great wisdom to those who are prepared to become carriers of their eggs. But more than that is the potential for more profound growth. Black, White, Orange – the seeds of a thousand new Paths, a thousand new ways of being, are sown here. The Walkers will never stop growing.

Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (16/32)

Antisolar Point

Owner: Rainbow

A cave system that appears from a distance misty on a hillside, like a cloud bank, but when entered it becomes almost solid: the hues shift on its walls, iridescent, never quite decided. There are no doors, simply where you entered; you roam and explore freely here, when welcomed. The floor is granite, the quartz glittering from the light that permeates the space.

  • Creation*: A bowl of hewn quartz, its flaws scattering different colours, each providing a different kind of power to its water.

AthlantiX

Owner: Crystal Nex

The triangular island of AthlantiX emerges with the tides from the oceans of the Outworld. Its gorgeous caves have vast ceilings of shimmering obsidian crystals in geometric patterns, with pools of bright cyan water and white sand below. These caves are the place of secret convocations with sea monsters, great and small. Above the caves, the island pretends to be a beautiful paradise – however, every bit of it is made out of treacherous machinery, and contains hidden defences.

  • Creation*: Mana is brought to the AthlantiX’s caves by a variety of sea creatures.
  • Wonder: A group of birds that gather mana. (Mirador, II)
  • Advisor: advantaging Ribs A pool of brackish water contains insects that chitter trange and unsettling advice. (Abyss, III)

Storing 10 green mana
Storing 10 blue mana
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Athyrium Falls

Owner: Mirador

A tumbling waterfall in the foothills of towering mountains, partially hidden by thick deciduous forest.

  • Wonder*: The power of the falls causes glimmering stones to be revealed, washed clean and life giving.
  • Traders: advantaging Abyss Travelling caravans of catfolk gather outside settlements promising unique and curious artefacts for sale. (Abyss, III)
  • Creation: A crystal statue that gazes at the starblossom. When the blossom blazes, the statue weeps. When the blossom is dead, the statue looks on with radiant joy. (Celestial Grid, II)
  • Masterpiece: The highest peaks of the mountains form wicked claws that tear open the sky, bleeding perfect crystals into the falls. (Abyss, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Abyss The sabre toothed cats hoard mana in their dens, to give to Abyss. (Mirador, II)
  • Aegis

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Austere

Owner: C60 2AT8

Tales of Austere

Emerging from turmoil of the ocean at Rift’s End, the twin spires of Austere rise skyward. White surf breaks over their sleek obsidian sides, then recoils to reveal the tip of labyrinthine structures that extend for miles into the deep. The mirrored walls within shift and change, diverting away those who advance without steadfast resolve. At its core the Geomantic engines grind into existence the dreamscapes of all who enter. “Better this than the deafening silence of ignorance” reads the iconography displayed across the inner sanctum’s vaulted ceiling.

  • Force*: Upon expulsion from the structure, mana bleeds from a Shaper’s skin and may be channelled to any will Austere has set in motion.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Orb-Weaver Spider-droids, programmed to feel intense, beautiful emotions, engage in intense rivalries and doomed love affairs. (Orb-Weaver, IV)
  • Wonder: Adorable small furry creatures spontaneously generate from the surroundings. Their fur bears a potent painkiller which reverses agin and heals all impairments. Those affected feel a strong desire to protect the creatures and expose others to their effects. (Leaf, II)
  • Miracle: Tentacles from the deep emerge to embrace the spires of Austere, crackling with bioluminescence. An enormous squid - delivering Aethernet connectivity - a marvel of biomancy! (Glint, I)
  • Traders: advantaging Orb-Weaver Creatures of glass with sharp teeth and claws step through the mirrored walls when all is dark at night. They trade in the dreams of those who dwell here in exchange for secrets from their hidden world. (Orb-Weaver, III)
  • Creation: A towering statue of a shark god rises over the land, worshipped by human-spider cultists praying for sharks to come to their lands. (Orb-Weaver, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Orb-Weaver AN EMERGENCE! In the brains of inhabitants of the territory, spider eggs hatch, causing their owners to preach the joy of the spider-god. (Orb-Weaver, IV)
  • Palace: A webbed shrine holds this revered biography and holy book 'Dr Weaver, or how I learned to stop worrying and love biological transmogrification'. (Orb-Weaver, II)

Storing 15 majesty

The Beach of the Lost Souls

Owner: PebbleChrome

Desolate, cool, and bathed in moonlight. The sea and sky are dark but glimmering. Small crabs scuttle and burrow, building infinite sandcastles and fighting and breeding and collecting each other’s abandoned shells. Worms of varying sizes dig complicated cities under the sand. The main flora are thick long grasses and wiry bent trees. The human population mostly eat the crabs, build houses from the wood and worship the sea.

  • Creation*: A giant sandcastle made out of shells.
  • Embassy: advantaging Endless Radiance Robed and hooded monks from far away speak of distant lands and ask the locals to speak of life and the many faces of the sea. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Force: A roving band of marauding mariachi strum their way from village to village here, fighting oppression and silence. (Lorentz, IV)
  • Wonder: Flying willow trees that flap their branches mournfully and nest their roots in the sand. (Bogwort, IV)
  • Miracle: An orchard of mangrove trees twisted into a workshop. Tools appear, fully-formed, through cracks in the bark. (Bogwort, IV)
  • Palace: A vast sandcastle made of sands and shells and willow-boughs. A contented sighing is sometimes carried on the wind nearby. (Pebblechrome, IV)

Storing 1 majesty

The Cabaret of Blood

Owner: Claw

Everywhere you look, wine is flowing, blood is being spilled, laughter mixes with the pained cry of conflict. Any experience, sensation or emotion you seek can be found here.

  • Force*: A rolling brawl of glorious bloodshed.
  • Legion: A discussion circle. Lively chatter as the wine flows, talking through their experiences and desires, taking joy in learning. (Cam, IV)
  • Wonder: Mangrove trees, scuttling on their roots across the surface, drinking up their blood and becoming red. (Bogwort, IV)
  • Creation: A pack of mechanical guard-dogs which guard against that which would destroy reality. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Carrion Comfort A half-built bridge arcs//Across the horizon//Promising changes. (Carrion Comfort, IV)

The Carved Land

Owner: Ribs

High peaks and vast moors, patterned with heather and small, twisting streams. A few determined trees stand battered by the constant winds. Strange figures roam the horizon, vanishing on a second look. Storms are frequent but never last long.

  • Creation*: Clusters of metal tubes and chimes harness the gales to create a haunting melody.
  • Wonder: A subterranean labyrinth, the pathways changing, growing and decaying like a living organism. (Soar Ever Upwards, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Orb-Weaver The spider-priests bring strange machines that pump raw emotion into the atmosphere, inspiring joy, rage, passion and fevered curiosity in those who live here. (Orb-Weaver, III)
  • Force: Great aerial leviathans travel from place to place in eternal migration. As they pass, stories carves into their bodies are displayed and disseminated for all to see. (Ribs, III)
  • Palace: This bone-wrought pillar/Speaks the wisdom of wildness/Growth arises here (Carrion Comfort, III)
  • Aegis

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The Diabolical and the Found

Owner: Ash

The Labyrinth remains but the highest ceilings are smashed by the explosive force of the Infernal Becoming. Parts of the Heap have risen into volcanoes of molten glass and metal that stretch up through the roof. Stars sometimes peek through a sky of rolling, angry thunderclouds. The Forge at the heart now branches out into rivulets of fire and lava encased in black glass, like the veins of a giant beast. At the centre is a scavenger city of inventors called the Found. The buildings are made of salvage, towering above the piles of scrap with swinging walkways and ziplines between. The Found create incredible devices from the things left behind, a lot of which are weaponry. They speak in frantic whispers about 'getting back at Them'. Although none of them really know who 'They' are it fuels their creativity and brings them closer together. The air is filled with screams, crashes, pounding music, laughter and cackling.

  • Force*: The forge is in the shape of a volcano and radiates heat constantly. You feel if whatever you made wasn't worthy it would pull you in and consume you as penance.
  • Wonder: Geometric hanging gardens span the walls, tessellated shapes composed of leaves and flowers. (Soar Ever Upwards, III)
  • Creation: Two small robot mice that move at incredible speed, taking the junk and turning it into mana. (Ash, III)
  • Masterpiece: A vast biomantic reactor snakes vine-like tendrils throughout the tunnels, threatening to ensnare and drain the unwary. (Abyss, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Carrion Comfort A half-built bridge arcs across the horizon, suggesting journeys. (Carrion Comfort, IV)
  • Dream Foundry: forging Infernal Seeds for 1 trophy, 8 blue mana and 16 red mana for 5 A great machine powered and kept alive and running by a force of hyperintelligent and obedient rats. (Red Tail, III)
  • Palace: An enormous, glittering spectacle made of old washing machine drums, car parts, and huge glass windows. (Pebblechrome, IV)
  • Aegis

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The Cave Of Stars

Owner: Hand

A honeycomb labyrinth of tunnels. Pulsing roots frame every corridor and tubers shed a gentle light throughout the domain. The inner sanctum is a vaulted chamber, constellations of the World Before twinkling above. The floor is unnaturally smooth, and a littered with keepsakes of the Homeworld.

  • Wonder*: Pearlescent salamander-creatures winding their way through clear rockpools, nesting amid mana-infused kelp, and growing vibrant with its power.
  • Miracle: Fecund aurora. Nightfall brings gleaming sheets of light that catalyse growth and yields of crops and other plants. (Hand, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Abyss Flocks of crows, ravens and magpies carry glittering objects which sparkle in the light from their glowing eyes. (Abyss, III)
  • Force: The green bond. Spores bind to the nervous systems of every organism in the territory, lending every creature a strange gestalt consciousness. (Hand, IV)
  • Creation: Turtles living in a waterfall collect mana in their mouths. (Mirador, II)
  • Palace: An echo of the Bloom's ground zero. The names of all the Walkers who perished in the uprising, carved into the tower. (Desiderata Violet, IV)

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The Ceaseless Climb

Owner: Tor - UPDATED*

Once a mountain, now a volcano beneath a stormy, indigo sky. A long descent into swirling magma pools awaits those who attempt to reach the summit without being sure of their footing. But there are still those who make the climb, if only to find an answer to their question: can any reward outweigh the risk?

  • Creation*: Impossibly, water still flows here; steam seeps into every tunnel and rises. It chokes and obfuscates, but always guides upwards.
  • Aegis

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Corpus Callosum

Owner: Flood

A shimmering web of waters bridging and re-bridging floating nodes of land which nurse extremophile symbiotes. A caldera. A glacier. Benthic expanses. These roiling columns of water change colour and viscosity with the disposition of the creatures that dwell in the connected nodes, and these various streams mingle in the bridgeways, producing strange commixtures.

  • Creation*: These commixtures are relayed to Flood's brain directly, so they may share the sense-experience of every dweller in their Territory.
  • Masterpiece: Genesis relay: Transmits the feelings and desires of the denizen to the apparition called Change. (Flood, IV)
  • Force: Accumulator: Tendrils of flesh, bone and blood writhe through the waterways, reinvigorating the denizens with the desire to thrive. Bypass the relay. (Flood, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Pebblechrome At the request of the Walkers, the Silver Cross' transmutation station has spewed out nothing but furry eels named Dave. Just 'Dave'. (Ten Count, IV)
  • Wonder: Verdurous flip-flop: Changes the qualities on this territory which target 'Change' to target 'Curiosity' instead. A fractal forest of possibility. (Flood, IV)
  • Palace: Walls made of giant bookcases surround seats. Reading stands at different heights hold many books, next to a central throne. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)

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The Dark Heart Of The Woods

Owner: Maggot

This was once a sprawling industrial complex whose chimneys belched out thick black smoke that blocked out the sun. Now the land has reclaimed what was taken from it – the buildings lie in ruins, a mass of rusted metal, broken glass and shattered machinery covered in moss, vines and rot. The inhabitants of the area are twisted, stunted creatures that spend their short, pathetic lives scavenging the ruins.

  • Wonder*: A great tree whose branches are hung with an array of trinkets – each remembering an inhabitant of the realm.

The Discordant Cradle

Owner: Ragweed

Amidst ever-growing, biotechnological spires, arcane machinery like great musical instruments calls into being creatures and lifeforms of various shapes and sizes. These creations live mayfly lives, compelled to return to the Cradle so that the energy composing them can be recombined into new entities, based on their qualities and experiences. This hyper-accelerated evolution continues with no apparent direction or purpose, creating an endlessly developing ecosystem.

  • Wonder: At the base of the spires, dead matter accumulates into life of its own, forming necrotic titans and skeletal conglomerations. Here even rot is verdant, developing, rapturous.
  • Miracle: Envisioning engines and thaumaturgical oracles extrapolate cultural and biological development, simulating and eventually creating visions of future denizens to mingle with the present. (Ragweed, III)
  • Traders: advantaging An Endless Falling Heavily laden monks arrive weekly with trade goods, mushrooms, and scrolls of philosophy and stories. (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Force: Occasionally, creatures find themselves compelled to make war, to prove themselves the stronger. The urge passes quickly – and they are united ever afterwards. (Ribs, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging If Only You Would Pilgrims, RPGs on shoulders and blessings on their lips, flood the Cradle. The only coin they take? 'Remember me.' (An Endless Falling, IV)
  • Creation: The dead aren’t gone, but live in what they become. This stela reminds us: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. (If Only You Would, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging An Endless Falling Burning volcanic eruptions bring forth secrets long buried beneath the verdant rot. (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Throne: A great hourglass full of sapphires which stretches the lives of those who touch it out to many times their original lengths. (Mariana, IV)

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The Dreaming Savannah

Owner: Leaf

Endless blue skies broken only by sudden storms that bring the healing rain; wide rolling savannah, which feels like it might just go on forever. Everything is green and growing and healthy and beautiful, abundant and good to eat and delicious - plants and wildlife and people alike, if even there is a distinction to be made between them.

  • Force*: A beautiful, healthy tribe of nomads hunt, gather and photosynthesise, never ageing past their prime, always ready for the chase.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Ragweed The knife throwing act can miss a person on a spinning wheel from 100 feet, If they want to.
  • Wonder: A beautiful rainbow spring of fresh life-giving water rises from the ground; those who drink gain health and youth, and the compulsion to enable others to drink. (Leaf, II)
  • Creation: A glowing blue cavern imbues those who enter with powers of self-modification and personal sanctity. The leave in a self-designed and near-invincible form and with the desire to bring this power to all. (Leaf, II)

Storing 0 red mana
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The Emptiness

Owner: Cornea

The sands stretch forever in The Emptiness, but here a settlement clings, survives, despite all the punishment the world has thrown at it. Here only emotions reign, the Red Path, and here the betrayal and pain, the lies and the false, fuel the karmic heart. Here the pain she feels is crafted into guilt made manifest, to rip out the heart, to crush the breath, to show the art of the Red Path.

  • Force*: Emotional payback sunders the guilty betrayer of the karmic heart.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Pebblechrome Led by an experienced gentlemen, a convoy of carnivorous, adventurous and ravenous goats wander the paths, taking bites out of flora, fauna and folk alike. (Ten Count, IV)
  • Wonder: A sparkling oasis where it is always twilight. Those who drink find their memories replaced with those of exotic strangers. (Orb-Weaver, I)
  • Exploitation: advantaging Ash A swarm of small biomantic bees. They gather the mana into their little leg-pouches. (Ash, IV)

The Ethereal Wilds

Owner: Juniper

A huge expanse of densely-packed forest, with a canopy that near covers the sky. Dangerous woodland animals roam these hallowed lands, and only those few folk with intimate knowledge of the forest survive here. Amongst grazers, predators, and scavengers, mysterious creatures prowl. Half-seen at twilight, they fit no description of any beast of the Homeworld, and no two encounters with these beings are the same.

  • Wonder*: A colossal, broad-leaved tree that reaches up almost endlessly into the clouds, emanating a sense of ancient wisdom.
  • Legion: The surface of the earth splits as a column of geomantic moles rise skyward, splattering the trees with red. (C60, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Bunny Big cats stalk the land. Eating their hearts brings great strength and long life. (Bunny, III)
  • Creation: In the dark caverns below the forest where spiders roam, tribespeople gather to consume narcotics and dance to pounding tribal music. (Orb-Weaver, II)
  • Palace: A serene pool, hidden within a grove. It heals and energises any who walk within it. (Juniper, II)

Storing 10 red mana
Storing 7 green mana
Storing 7 blue mana
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Experience©

Owner: The Shaper formally known as The Loveliest Lies (UPDATED*)

Welcome to Experience©, w̩̲̳͓he̪̪͓͓re all ̙̰̞͙o̲̗̰ͅf your dreams – and nightmares – can co̹͕̫me true. Our Blendgineers w̲̻̻̲ill make sure you enjoy, or det̮̭̥ͅest, eve͚̗͚ͅrything Experi͕̦̲̭ence has tọ̹͔͓ ̦̲̩offer- or no͓̩͖̘ne of it at all. ͈̙͙̥Here, y̠̫̯̭ou’re in ̫͖͍̪charge. From ouṛ̞̱̙ opulent velveteen dens, to ͙͚͕ͅour̩̣͔ͅ glitter͉̥̜̰ing̻͈̞ pools and p̞̗̮͙ulsing nightclubs – Everywhere you look the͍͕͖re’s ̥͍͇̳a door, and something behind it͕͉̟. Who ̯͉̹͕will yo̘͍̞ͅu be today? Be a̗͙̯̥nyone, bec̭̤̻ome aṋ̭̜͕ything, Try Evḙ̺̲͓rything –͙̘̦͚ Thats the Twi
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  • Wonder*: The Relay: Atop the tallest spire of the Experience Complex is a dazzling LED and neon construct of communication, interception and broadcast technology, filling all those who see it with a desire to connect, inspire and achieve.
  • Miracle: In Experience©, scarcity is a thing of the miserable past, and with our future there is no place for it. With Torgue Munitions' 'Raise the Bass' wealth generator, everybody gets the Opportunity to realise their potential. (Ten Count, IV)
  • Force: Experience consultants meet and match patrons with personalised services. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Trojan Force A squad of heavily armed but unarmoured, steroid fuelled and oiled fighters with the TF logo tattooed across their rippling bodies. (Trojan Force, II)
  • Creation: Peer Research and Development Faboratory. A sleek and modern facility for the development of money and thought technology & psychology. (Dahlia Twist, II)
  • Masterpiece: NBTV Corporate HQ: The nere centre of all NBTV programming! ❤#NextBigThingVideo (Dahlia Twist, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Thoughtful Spider A hundred thousand glowing moths and butterflies flutter, scintillating colours seen before only in a forgotten dream. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Palace: A beautiful palace with rose gardens around it. It always smells of flowers. (Lapin, II)
  • Throne: The Elysium Memorial. A tribute to the Petitioners of the Elysium Towers following the Ziggy Love conflict. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Advisor: advantaging Switchgear The Freedom of Mind and Heart airship floats in the sky, advising to avoid the mistakes of the Volunteer Programme. (Switchgear, III)
  • Festival: We achieve nothing by tearing each other down. Build each other up, release their potential, help them realise the opportunity they have to become MORE. (Dahlia Twist, IV)
  • Dream Foundry: forging E-Motive Implants for 1 Trophy and 36 green mana each The Academy of Greater Opportunity, where the children of all visions learn the foundations of diverse business strategy to dream big and make it happen. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
  • Geomantic Exodus: A dome of plant life envelops the territory, transporting it to greener pastures. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Beacon: A great spire is raised, near which voices can be heard. **"Hydra stands ready. Kraken awaits you now. Siren wishes to meet you. Begin our hunt together."** (ERROR, IV)

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The Forgotten Path

Owner: Mist

A land almost entirely covered by marshy waters. Small patches of land, some big enough for villages, some mere stepping stones, litter the fetid land. Even young children learn which way to jump to get to where they need to – the fishing pools, the next village, home. Most days are forgiving to those who don't, but when the fogs descend, sometimes for weeks at a time, and you cannot see your feet, let alone where they are going, it is important to be confident where you step… There are things below the marsh surface, waiting.

  • Creation*: Eel-like monsters, ten feet long and slimy, that lurk beneath the waters of the Forgotten Path.
  • Tumult: A force of engineers, infiltrating and destroying tech. (Axle, I)
  • Force: There are mechanical sharks that swim out of waters - mostly fins. (Mist, I)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Orb-Weaver Teams of daredevil shark riders thrill observers with their daring stunts, and cause the invading engineers to huddle scared in their camps. (Orb-Weaver, II)
  • Wonder: Wondrous tools and items hang from a tree in the swamp. But they are lures set by a giant jellyfish to attract and kill the unwary. (Orb-Weaver, I)
  • Miracle: Rainbow crystal domes protect settlements, admitting only things invited. People may let the crystal settle on their skin as they leave, restoring health, youth, and vitality. (Leaf, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Orb-Weaver The shark riders trade mechanical parts taken from dead engineers. In return, giant spiders give silk hooked nets for catching sharks. (Orb-Weaver, I)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing green Fast breeding jellyfish create pools of glowing energy as they expire. (Orb-Weaver, I)
  • Aegis

The Glass Jungle

Owner: Hawk

A block of skyscrapers made of metal and glass, held up by the myriad of trees, vines and other plants. The trees have absorbed shards of glass or grown around steel beams almost intelligently to support themselves without destroying the building and their place in it. The largest tree in the centre of the tallest building has its bark infused with glass and steel and has grown to the top of the building as a central pillar to stabilise the building itself. Some trees pass between the buildings allowing for free roam between them for those not afraid of heights.

  • Wonder*: Green bio­luminescent ant­like insects inhabit the Glass Tree, strengthening and fusing the natural materials to the glass and steel.
  • Force: A mist bank controlled by the strongest willed person in the area, used to confound their enemies. (Hawk, II)
  • Creation: A shimmering silver sphere that acts as a digital library. (Patient Guardian, I)
  • Masterpiece: A genetic splicing chamber for creating natural perfection. (Patient Guardian, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Orb-Weaver Travelling through this series of tunnels changes the traveller into a spider so they can negotiate with the web-queens. (Orb-Weaver, III)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing blue This territory is in flux, ever changing primal chaos. Inhabitants change their surroundings and forms according to their subconscious desires. (Orb-Weaver, II)
  • Palace: A library of empty books, where the pages are riddled with word-shaped holes. Moths of letters litter the ceiling. (Last Lingering Music, I)
  • Aegis

Storing 9 red mana
Storing 11 green mana
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Grease And Bolts

Owner: Typhoon

A vast toolshed full of tools - biomechanical and mechanical - and bits and bobs. There are benches and worktables full of plans and schematics, and a beaten up comfortable chair to rest in.

  • Creation*: A small mechanised sentient assistant who is much like a Swiss army knife, always covered in grease, and smells like a workshop.
  • Palace: A clockwork building with long, spider-like legs that deliver oil to the workshop spaces. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)

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Labyrinth Of Mischief

Owner: Red Tail

A winding maze of long deserted sewer tunnels, that span for miles under the earth, giving easy access to the world above though hidden access points. The centre of which is a huge, living hive of rats, swarming around the bone throne and the piles of junk and scavenged loot.

  • Creation*: The throne sits around a large construct, a grinder. The rats scavenge for anything infused with mana, feeding it into the mechanical nightmare's teeth.
  • Force: A large swarm of painted rats, numbering from between 50-60. (Red Tail, II)
  • Wonder: A giant fountain in the shape of Cornea's wondrous tits produces owl-friendly coffee. Surrounded by a forcefield. Owls may enter but they cannot leave. Book-eating spiders erupt from the structure almost constantly. (Cornea, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Abyss Whispers heard from empty stalls, where whispers, rumours and intrigue are traded. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
  • Throne: A grand chair, made of the remnants of walkers past and anything scavenged. (Patient Guardian, III)

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The Mountain's Jaws

Owner: Teeth

A land of wild, sublime beauty - for those who can survive it. The best view of the blood-red sunsets and neon aurora lights is found in the place that gave this Territory its name - a high, windswept plateau, jutting out from one side of a rugged mountain and bordered by two rivers hurtling off the edge. Far below these twin waterfalls lies a rainforest, thick with lush plantlife and growls and chitters of strange creatures: an abundant yet threatening environment, easy to get lost in. Beyond even this, an untamed expanse of savannah stretches out to the horizon.

  • Force* - Close-knit packs of giant thylacines roam the land - efficient predators, though friendly and playful with Teeth.
  • Wonder: A beautiful, psychedelic display of aurora lights showing visions of the past and future. (Teeth, IV)
  • Miracle: Biomantically engineered ambulatory trees bringing shelter and delicious, edible fruits and nuts to any wanderers they find. (Teeth, IV)
  • Creation: Throughout the realm, trees, stones and water flows conceal map fragments. If you assemble the map, it leads to a tree. Each fruit of the tree inspires knowledge. The apparition known as Change also learns these. (Subsidiary, IV)
  • Masterpiece: A grand obelisk of stone and glowing wires in red/green/blue, inscribed: 'If in doubt, bang it out.' The inhabitants can interact with it to reveal the full Gospel of Apple and her adventures in the nexus; the story is constantly added to with new inspirations on uniting the paths and walking free. (Subsidiary, IV)

The Outrider Flotilla

Owner: Dauntless Karash

The ocean sprays with prismatic haze kicked up by a hundred grav-boats racing endlessly across the infinite sea, spurring each other to move ever faster and with ever more reckless abandon. Beneath the waves, something terrible lurks, an all-consuming shadow yet to surface.

  • Creation*: When the conditions are just right, the mist forms like dew upon exposed surfaces, leaving behind tiny glowing crystals and an empty taste in the air.
  • Masterpiece: A great albino lizard-beast. Blind but tasting the arrogance and hubris of the unworthy who it devours. (End Of Hope Is Truth, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Dahlia Twist The Divine Experiment: An Experience© testing facility, where citizens may temporarily experience the virtual reality of being a Shaper. (Dahlia Twist, III)
  • Force: Mosquitoes buzz through the darkness, alert for any movement. They taste the motives of intruders and swarm to drain the blood of those with ill intent. True explorers receive an infusion of healing, transformative vigour which lets them reinvent themselves from the inspiration to be found here. (Leaf, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Mirador A band of shadowy warriors who fight and hunt in the fashion of big cats. (Abyss, II)
  • Wonder: The mana infused mists form dew which runs into rivulets, streams and torrents before cascading, unending, into the void below. (Abyss, II)
  • Miracle: Phosphorescent floating eels slithering silently through the mist, hunting for intruders. (Bogwort, IV)
  • Palace: The huge, gnarled roots of the immense tree cradle a crumbling structure of crystal and rock perilously above the void. (Abyss, II)
  • Throne: At the nadir of the realm the mists coalesce into a throne - almost solid - from which can be surveyed nothingness. (Abyss, II)
  • Advisor: advantaging Tableau BOOM! A waterfall of wise echoes. Whisper under the rainbow spray and listen for the answer coming back from the stone. (Tableau BOOM!, IV)
  • Obliviation: OUR REALITY IS SACROSANCT. NONE MAY DESECRATE IT BY TRESPASSING UPON ITS PRECIPICE. BEGONE. (At Dawn And At Dusk, IV)

Storing 2 red mana
Storing 2 green mana
Storing 3 blue mana
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The Paper Hive

Owner: Vespa

Catacombs of parchment, the air thick with communication and a thousand captured stories; huge sectoid insects gather words and mana and weave both into new structures. The walls beat with the tales of their enemies spoken through dripping mandibles.

  • Creation*: Soft-furred bees pluck ambient mana from the air and seal it into luminescent pulp walls, forming a chamber of manacomb.
  • Force: Swarms of bees gather in large spheres, condensing mana out of the air or anything trapped inside. (Hawk, II)
  • Legion: You will be safe. Security is winged and carapaced, slick with ink and biomechanical oils. They will hunt and provide for you all. Safe. (Vesper, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Orb-Weaver The husks of an ancient army of warriors guard the land, animated by millions of spiders crawling beneath their flesh. (Orb-Weaver, III)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing red The bees harvest blood, turning it into the sweetest honey. (Orb-Weaver, II)
  • Wonder: A beautiful oasis, which on closer inspection is made of infinitesimally small spiders. The trees, the water, the ground - all spiders. (Orb-Weaver, II)

Storing 9 green mana
Storing 10 blue mana

The Shrieking Canyons

Owner: Harmattan

An ever shifting set of sandstone valleys and channels that are constantly worn away and remade by the winds that blow across the landscape. A never-ending cacophony of howls, shrieks and whistles plays discordant music as the ground shifts and changes.

  • Creation*: Small, violent cyclones that remake the sand picked up into glistening droplets of beautiful glass and gems in their wake.

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Sorrow Swamp

Owner: Bogwort

You smell the place long before you see it. The air is almost unbreathable, uncomfortably warm and thick with the stench of salt and tar and rot. It is a fetid swamp clogged with dead mangrove trees whose roots and branches twist into narrow paths across stinking waters. The surface of the water bubbles and oozes. Giant skeletons of long-dead kaiju rise from pools of smoking tar, among clumps of yellow grass and strange, calcified shapes. Despite the acrid air, there are people here. Well, not people; masked, mummified things that make their homes in the tree branches, occasionally traveling across the swamp on stilts or sending their deformed young into the water to hunt for (what may have once been) fish. They hide when they see you. It isn’t a good place for a picnic. Try somewhere else.

  • Force*: Tar-coated Kaiju bones from half-submerged skeletons; webs of light barely visible through surface fractures reveal mana-infused marrow.
  • Wonder: Weeds with yellow flowers and winding tendrils which lash out to strangle passers-by. The petals are a delicacy. ((READ ERROR), IV)
  • Miracle: Giant, eyeless worms that exhale hallucinogenic gas, bestowing 'fun' upon those who breathe it in. (Bogwort, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Ragweed The story market, where tales of adventure and wonder are the real currency. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
  • Creation: A gigantic kaiju made of rock and moss that lumbers through the swamp. (Ash, IV)
  • Masterpiece: A giant crocodile that stalks the swamp. Atop is a clockwork engine that puffs out little smoke rings that smell of sweet raspberries. (Ash, IV)

Soulscour Bluffs

Owner: Tsingy

A desert landscape populated with razorsharp stone spires. Relentless heat beats down, and from the spires eyes watch, waiting for the unwary or weak. Each step is discovery of the self, as sins, flaws, and weaknesses are laid bare, the lies you tell yourself to help you live stripped, until all that remains is truth - about who you are, what you 've done, and what you want. The desert is the forge of the soul – the crucible in which self-deception is discarded, and the soul cleansed if it can survive staring at itself without the protection of lies.

  • Creation*: Moments of clarity – insights made solid and crystal by the hammer sun. Forged genius, frozen insight.
  • Embassy: advantaging Hemlock The shadows of all those who enter remain behind and advocate for their owners. (Abyss, IV)

The Still Sea

Owner: Hemlock (UPDATED*)

The sea stretches forever, in writhing waves of darkness. Dead trees crawl towards the sky. Moonlight reflecting off of their bone-white branches. It is still. It is silent. Then comes the hordes. Glowing red eyes light the darkness. Leaping through the canopy, gripping with skeletal hands. Flame pouring from open wounds and sharp smiles - looking; searching; hunting. The land itself retreats desperately. Not a noise is made but a war is fought. People fall and strange flowers bloom in their corpses. Claws rake across leaf and stem leaving deep bleeding marks.

  • Force*: Snakes appear out of the water, leaving small piles of sparkling mana in return for the gift of song.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Kerebos The blue dragon's flight value magic above all else and will fight for those that provide them with wonders. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Wonder: After death, corpses blossom, warp and mutate, forming strange new creatures. Living again. ((READ ERROR), IV)
  • Creation: A book of plans and 100 ways to fix your problems with gaffa tape and penetrating oil. (Typhoon, IV)
  • Masterpiece: A sturdy wall with a hole smashed through it. Light shines through. ((READ ERROR), IV)

Telluric Fastness

Owner: Stratos

Tales of Telluric Fastness

There is a heartbeat in the air, an organic rhythm to the charged atmospherics. Above the tangled twilight of the Verdant Reach floats a strange geometry of stacked monoliths, slate-dark and glistening in the endless storm. Another pulse and the configuration of the towering construct shifts effortlessly. A gap appears momentarily in the formation and through it, lit by an actinic glare, you see a shuddering heart, a vast biomantic reactor connected only to the aether. Arcing energies scour the sky, earthing themselves in blinding flashes that leave living afterimages, ephemeral forms that breed and fight, even as they die.

  • Force*: Control rods of rune-carved vermilion crystal, plunged into the reactors heart.
  • Wonder: A glorious golden statue of Cornea's magnificent tits eclipses the horizon. Whenever someone approaches, a shrill voice exclaims 'SCREW SYNDARARARA'. (Cornea, II)
  • Creation: When the lightning from the maelstrom strikes certain patches of ground it causes, through intense heat and energy, a seed that has been dormant to germinate. (Mirador, II)
  • Palace: A webbed shrine holds a revered tome named 'Dr Weaver, or how I learned to stop worrying and love biological transmogrification'. (Orb-Weaver, II)

Storing 10 red mana
Storing 10 green mana
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The Temple

Owner: Bunny

“You are all gods, and this is your temple.” These words greet everyone in this land. Empty of people the terrain is flat and grey, given life and meaning only by those who enter it. The land responds to their moods, their needs, their desires, giving each person a small portion of their own personal heaven everywhere they go. When two stand close together their desires merge, showing a world where each one can have what they want without taking from others.

  • Creation*: At the centre of the Temple lies the Wall Of Glory, where every Walker's legend is constantly updated in real time. Every failure is a lesson, every victory an inspiration. You are worth more than you know.
  • Masterpiece: The Bonfire of Memory. An oil drumfire that remembers the stories told around it. A memory for those of the territory. (By My Crooked Teeth, III)
  • Force: The beasts turn into delicious prey. Eat their hearts to become your perfect version of your body. (Bunny, III)
  • Wonder: The great bounty, more than is needed, is harvested. The excess is stored here, at the entrance to the Green Roads, ready to be taken to feed the Outworld. (Bunny, III)
  • Miracle: Children are born strong and healthy. They instinctively know about freedom and personal boundaries. (Bunny, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Yaztromo A great pair of standing stones between a crackling arcane gate. Wizards and golems come, trading advice and arcane trinkets. (Yaztromo, III)
  • Palace: A webbed shrine holds this revered biography and holy book – ‘Dr. Weaver, or how I learned to stop worrying and love biological transmogrification.’ (Orb-Weaver, III)

Storing 6 red mana
Storing 18 green mana
Storing 12 blue mana
Storing 6 majesty

Time's Ending

Owner: Wing

A lonely archipelago of islands, vainly reaching for each other within a bottomless indigo sea. From coarse sand, and rougher earth, springs a low brush; sheltering underneath towering branches of trees that grow towards a glittering violet sky, full of jewelled stars, and dancing nebulae. Lean beasts stalk the shadows - all opalescent scales and bold plumage - while glowing growths under the earth, and within the trunks of trees, throw the place into a sharply contrasting light. These islands are always rising afresh from the ocean, only to sink deep below them again later in a never ending cycle of rebirth.

  • Creation*: An endless path among the stars, evoking a butterfly's wings. Its glowing crystal remains as ever constant above the islands.
  • Masterpiece: The sea sings. The sand sings. An ever-changing song with a recurrent leitmotif of rise and fall. (Soar Ever Upward, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Ash An old fashioned gentleman with a coon-skinned cap. (Rosie Ratchet, III)
  • Force: A seam of glowing rubies which, when compressed, produce vast quantities of energy, or even explode in extreme circumstances. (Wing, III)
  • Legion: A set of larger and more intelligent scaled beasts. They roam around the raised island. (Wing, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging An Endless Falling A friendly party of crystal soldiers, here to help the needy and protect the defenseless. (Mariana, IV)
  • Wonder: Vibrant, multi-coloured fruit that hum in minimalistic, ever-shifting harmonies. When eaten, the fruit nourishes and heals. (Wing, III)
  • Miracle: A great reef of coral that gathers around the islands as they sink. For some, it provides a path. (Wing, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging An Endless Falling Draconic traders bring supplies from Horizon and imports from Holovid 12. ((READ ERROR), IV)

Storing 2 red mana
Storing 2 blue mana

Tranquility

Owner: Lanuaria

A land by the sea marked with ever-green hills, where ancient ruins are ruled by flowering ivy. Under the endless blue sky, in a small valley, protected by the ruins, grows an ancient tree. Its roots stretch wide and deep into the crystal-clear water of a small lake, where tiny fish find shelter. The tree’s broad canopy creates a peaceful spot to bathe in the warm water and watch other magnificent beings at rest and play. Those that do are regenerated, body and soul. Tranquillity is disturbed only by the rain drops that refresh the land and nourish its life.

  • Creation*: When the time is right, at sunrise, a branch of the ancient tree produces intricate blue blossoms.
  • Embassy: advantaging Ribs A travelling seer who gives visions and knowledge – for a price in blood. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Force: A small legion of painted war rats. (Red Tail, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Typhoon The shadows of all those who enter watch over and protect their owners. (Abyss, IV)
  • Wonder: Creatures of pure water emerge from the deep lakes, constantly transforming - now human, now beast, now water once more. (Orb Weaver, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Tor The shadows of all those who enter gather needful things for their owners. (Abyss, IV)
  • Aegis

Udoma, The Tree In The Middle Of Nowhere

Owner: Amaryllis

A space under a great tree that seemingly grows in the middle of nowhere. Bioluminescent moss lines space, as do multiple flowers, cultivated by their Amaryllis's hand. Of course, there’s material reminders – a vast array of books, shiny objects (knives, jewellery and anything they can pinch from invading forces) and clothing. They give the place an appearance that resembles an unholy union a magpie’s nest, a greenhouse, and a teenager’s bedroom.

  • Creation*: Flower petals and feathers that change and move depending on Amaryllis's emotions.

The Verdant Biosphere

Owner: Spine

A vast biome, with supports grown from the twisted branches of trees, and windows that look as if they are made from the wings of insects. It has many rooms, none with any apparent purpose. Walkways meander through vast areas of lush, and peculiar vegetation. The apparent chaos all works in perfect harmony, providing light, food, and seeds; each tells a story, or a tale. The seeds are the raw essence of geomantic energy, waiting to be grown and formed by the will of its shaper.

  • Palace*: A cathedral grown from trees, its windows made from the many coloured transparent leaves. Inside is a great organ that constantly plays the music of the earth.
  • Throne: When seated here, a person can engage in 2 way communication with kith and kin who are far from home. (Carrion Comfort, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Ragweed The airship Fly The Red Path soars above, telling tales of glory and unity by speaker to the masses. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Force: Giant beetles buzz around. Defeat them in a contest and they will tell you a story that will change your life for the better. (Bunny, III)
  • Wonder: A sparkling reflecting pool which reflects an idealised version of the looker. (Spine, III)
  • Creation: A stone golem covered in moss who tends the plants. (Ash, III)

Storing 5 red mana
Storing 5 green mana
Storing 5 blue mana
Storing 8 majesty

The Web­ways Of The Gossamer Athenaeum

Owner: Orb-Weaver

Ruined skyscrapers stand tall, a framework upon which the jungle has grown. From ground level the sky is obscured by an immense network of webs strung between trees and buildings. Daytime is a half­light as the sun makes the webs glow. At night the blackness is near absolute and there is often the sound of something...immense...moving in the darkness. But there is knowledge here – a great storehouse of biomantic research from before the Great Walk began. Up amongst the web­ways, humans and enormous spiders live in symbiosis, the humans providing warm host bodies for gestating spider young.

  • Force*: Powerful beasts move in the darkness, their life essence captured and harvested in the great webs.
  • Legion: Obscuring fog banks swirl with phantasms of pure desire. Those trapped in the fog are lost in dreams of their own creation. (Hawk, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Hawk A smartly dressed spider-general commands an airforce consisting of heavily-modified insects. (Orb Weaver, I)
  • Mana Fountain: empowering red An intricate network of organic pipework pumps energy from deep in the ground to power biomachinery in the webway. (Orb Weaver, I)
  • Wonder: A pool glows with pulses of coloured energy. Those bathing there come back randomly changed: scales, feathers, claws, teeth, wings. (Orb Weaver, I)
  • Creation: The geomantic engines are laid bare here, their worker spiders churning out fantastical creatures, each one unique, each dangerous. (Orb Weaver, I)
  • Advisor: advantaging The Geomancy Apparition A hooded apparition calling itself ‘supremacy’ reads from a cobweb covered tome, sharing the secrets of world crafting with favoured acolytes. (Orb Weaver, III)
  • Aegis

Storing 3 majesty

The Winding Stream

Owner: Petrichor

The rain, a fine mist, falls through the canopy of the trees forming droplets on the twisted vines and moss covered rocks. They merge, rolling off the leaves to form rivulets in the soft earth. The rivulets flow together, becoming one. The gentle trickle becomes a stream and then a river: strong enough to shape the stone to be able to wind it’s path as it wills.

  • Creation: In sunlit pools, nestled in the roots of the oldest trees, iridescent crystals shimmer.

Storing 5 blue mana

The Crucible Of Legends

Sovereign: Ronan, The People's Regent

The Crucible of Legends; a mythic landscape where mountain peaks and rolling valleys emerge from a primordial forest surrounded by a tempestuous sea. Home to plants and beasts, both mundane and fantastical, the realm promises adventure beyond every horizon.

Great roads connect the territories and at every crossroad, taverns share tales of heroes and villains, past and present. Courageous Monarch-Errants discover hidden dungeons and abandoned citadels scattered throughout, filled with powerful foes and wonderous treasures ripe for the taking so long as one proves themselves brave and true. It is hard to get lost however as flocks of tiny dragons, the legacy of the Steadfast, always guide the weary traveller home.

The reawakened realm shifts to the accommodate the new order. To the east lie the kingdoms of the Monarch-Victors bathed in starlight, rich and prosperous. To the west, the provinces of the Monarchs-in-Shadow, eclipsed in eternal twilight stand ready to test the worthy. Nestled between them, the Monarch-Pawns claim the hinterlands for The People’s Republic, where mortal hands work tirelessly to prove they can best any Shaper. As its Monarchs’ fates change, so does the realm’s terrain in an everlasting dance of light and darkness, forging Valtaria’s eternal story.

As one travels further into the Crucible, there are two constants in the mythic and varied landscape. Firstly, flocks of tiny dragons roam the land, helping travellers who wish aid to find what they seek. Secondly, bridges, portals, and other means of getting from one point to another abound. It's not always easy to see where they lead, but it feels like you could get anywhere, if you’re determined enough.

Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (5/0)

The Adumbral Isle

Owner: Pandora, the Libertine

A city that hangs in a lightless void. Rivulets of water stream over the edges, trickling into the vast obscurity. Within, all is larceny, decadence and perpetual night. Spiralling alleyways culminate in a vast rain-slicked square. A river splits the streets, winding its way around the dark, teetering buildings that overlook the shore; the rush of the waves is faintly musical. At the edge of one’s vision, shadows dance and twine.

  • Wonder*: A towering theatre in the round. Gargoyles and grotesques peer over the boxes, shadowing the sparsely-decorated stage. Strange light flickers behind an ornate velvet curtain.
  • Miracle: Bright light shines between the clouds, brilliant Jacob's ladders inspiring hope. (Mariana, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Kerebos An alchemist, selling poisons to the malicious, and potions to the heroic. (Yaztromo, III)
  • Force: Swarms of dragonflies flock over the rooftops in infinite shades of purple. They prey on the unwary – drawing you in after one look. (Ribs, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Celestine Siege weapons to drive back Combine assaults. (Theobald, III)
  • Creation: Long-limbed creatures lurk in the shadows, whispering forgotten secrets and new inventions into the ears of passers-by (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging An Endless Falling A stately, yet crumbling, building of black marble. Here, guests are entertained by masques and revels. (Pandora Libertine, IV)
  • Palace: A glorious, towering ruin. Dark brickwork crumbles into the void. Shadows glare hungrily form every crevice. Gargoyles leer. (Pandora Libertine, IV)
  • Throne: A beautiful jeweled structure, set up in the closest and most visible box at the theatre. Here, amidst silver and onyx, the queen sits and observes – occasionally critiques – the performances before her. (Pandora, IV)
  • Festival: A theatrical extravaganza: poets from within the territory compete in improvised rhyme, hurling extravagant insults at one another. (Pandora Libertine, IV)
  • Aegis

Storing 4 majesty

The Archipelago of Util

Owner: Cuicatl

A beautiful archipelago. There is trade between islands in an idyllic state of bliss. There is a smattering of old architectural features in marble. There are domes and spires on each of the islands. There is a great fleet that maintains order, but there are no rulers. Anyone that seeks to put themselves above another, is first castigated and then ejected from the highest point on the largest island into the living volcano. Thus, end all tyrants.

  • Palace*: A great living volcano, bubbling frequently but not erupting. It grants warmth to the island and a source of justice.

Bastion Now Sleeps

Owner: Push, Until It Hurts

The lands of Bastion are lands of duality. From dawn until dusk one might walk amongst the pleasant forests, enjoy the cool breeze, and drink from the streams that burble by the roadside. One might enjoy the taverns, the shops, and meet new and interesting people. From dusk until dawn the land is changed, and becomes one of superstition. Doors are barred, and running water provides protection from things that go bump in the dark. Fairy rings in the forest tempt unwary travellers. The land is harsh. But remember; do not go gentle into that good night.

  • Force*: A Wyld Hunt of animalistic hunters who traverse the land, maintaining the fragile balance.
  • Legion: A large pack of giant direwolves, hunting out those whose hearts are wicked. This pack needs no leader; they work as one to hunt their prey. (Lorentz, IV)
  • Wonder: A man with a machete crawls out of a ditch, only three teeth in his mouth and blithering madness. He harrasses travellers. (Ghastly Whens, IV)
  • Miracle: A fresh patch of earth where 'anything' you plant will grow and flower for a day before returning to the earth. (Ghastly Whens, IV)
  • Masterpiece: A white and black marble epitaph raises up to the sky. On it a haiku: 'This too an ending//With quill, as too, with parchment//Two lives, not wasted.' The epitaph is made out to Soil, When Seeds Are Sown and If Only You Would. (Ghastly Whens, IV)
  • Scar: There is a place where there is a garden that is not a garden. Birds sing in sorrow. (Soil, When Seeds Are Sown, IV)

The Castle Of The Golden Blade

Owner: Demoiselle Lapin, The Lady Of The Golden Rabbit

A vast palace of glittering gold and ivory marble. The interior features hand painted walls and ceilings that depict past monarchs in all their glory. Neatly organised gardens and fountains and grand statues surround the palace for miles, and the smell of roses is always in the air. In the forecourt behind the pearled and gilded gates is a gigantic guillotine crafted from pure gold, from which the palace gets its name.

  • Palace*: The guillotine, grand and beautiful but also sinister. An aurora of fear dominates all that approach it. Some say this is the source of her power.
  • Throne: A golden throne with dancing rabbits engraved upon it. A perfumed smell surrounds this magnificent chair. (Lapin, III)
  • Coup: advantaging Aadiahe Money and trade flow in part towards the Sea of Fire and Thorns, despite all attempts to prevent this. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
  • Force: Giant butterflies defending the realm, and looking dazzling. (Bethany, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Adversity Breeds Beast wranglers dressed as finely dressed servants keep dangerous beasts at bay. (Adversity Breeds, III)
  • Wonder: Twelve carriages of ivory and gold, pulled by unicorns with golden horns and swan wings - those that enter are rejuvenated and healed. (Lapin, II)
  • Creation: Little diamond golems that fly around the spire. They are shiny and sharp! (Ash, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Aestival A still pool, calm amid the turmoil surrounding. (Mariana, IV)

Storing 10 red mana
Storing 3 green mana
Storing 21 majesty

The Catacombs Of The Forgotten

Owner: The Golden Lady, Laszvelar's Hubris

A mazelike structure, impossible to track where sounds come from within it, full and the howls of lost souls, and creatures of despair and misery which seem to reflect the failings and worst memories of the viewer.

  • Creation*: A pool of silvery liquid, the faces of the dead flickering across it.
  • Wonder: Upon a pillar of white marble sits a beating heart. Those who approach feel inspired. Goldilocks is carved into the pillar. (Ghastly Whens, IV)
  • Palace: A stone monument sits at the centre of a plain field. Here the people meet, appoint their leaders, discuss the Republic and guide Ronan. On the monument reads: 'I am sorry. I will return to you when this is done.' None can read this bar Shapers. (d'Eon, IV)

Château D’If Inverse

Owner: Santiel

Moorland stretching and undulating over a large duchy, brackish streams perforating the land around fortified farmhouses and homesteads which scatter the fertile, peaty land. A low, brutish castle dominates the centre of the duchy, a singular circular tower rising from walls built for defence rather than beauty. Then cast down below to the realm inverse, to the prison of the hopeless and the harsh moorlands of night where hope is fleeting and never fulfilled. Everything is a nightmarish twin of its form above ground but here the sun never blesses the ground and the dogs of judgement chase the judged.

  • Palace*: A squat castle prison sitting low and brooding. A reminder to all folks of their right to justice’s protection.

The Citadel Of Night

Owner: Serennia, the Illustrious Conqueror of Drakenhold

A forbidding multi-tiered fortress-city carved from massive slabs of black granite, stalked by legions of twisted, joyless mutant darkling horrors with sewn-shut eyes and monstrous visages. At its centre lies a towering obsidian spire topped by a precarious windswept eyrie that draws a swirling cloud vortex around it, wreathing the surrounding lands in a perpetual dismal gloom.

  • Force*: A seething, churning miasma constrained within the frame of a magical mirror crackling with lightning discharges and acrid smoke.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Kerebos A magic circle, allowing the summoning of elemental allies. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Wonder: Within the darkness a faint ray of hope, a fountain of light. The sickly green emanations from within twist and sap and corrupt however, turning into monstrosities - all who congregate nearby. (Serennia, I)
  • Miracle: Bold and bright, a beacon arises from the shadows and drives back the darkness. Joy, hope, inspiration and love flow forth as a legion of shining warriors emerge to battle the shadow's denizens. (Serennia, II)
  • Creation: The Squamous Sages: Blind, albino lizardfolk lie waiting within the caves of despair. Those who brave the peril are granted incomplete wisdom. (End Of Hope Is Truth, II)
  • Masterpiece: A chamber filled with eyeless monsters, twisted and broken. If you can bear to gaze upon them they may dispense great wisdom to those who ask the right question. (Patient Guardian, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Kerebos A scrying pool, giving contact with the demons of the planes below. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Advisor: advantaging From The Source, The Flow Rivers run silver. Liquid metal seeps from cracks in the granite and flows across the plains. Strange whispers emanate from the depths. (From The Source, The Flow, IV)

Storing 2 red mana
Storing 10 green mana
Storing 3 blue mana
Storing 1 majesty

The Final Resting Place

Owner: Raziel, the Light In The Shadows

A series of catacombs, almost impossible to navigate unless you are a regular visitor. At its heart is an underground lake, surrounded by towering basalt columns.

  • Creation*: Fireflies light the way of any traveller, singing beautiful melodies in an unknown language.
  • Masterpiece: A waterfall spills down crystals and rocks. The sound is melodious and soothing. (Pandora Libertine, IV)
  • Legion: Rats made of shadow that emit light from their eyes. (Red Tail, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Ronan From Homeworld's End, an Opportunity Margin Driver, Combine Liberator, Valtarian Scion, Walker Skald and Penitent enter the labyrinth for adventures great and small. Together, they learn and grow. (Ronan, IV)
  • Wonder: The walls whisper stories about legendary figures in the far future. (Soar Ever Upward, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Kerebos A tailor comes to town, sewing gowns from pure-spun magic. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Palace: A sheer, dark monolith emerging from the catacombs: intricate brickwork appears almost black against the horizon. Gargoyles glower on the battlements. (Pandora Libertine, IV)

Storing 3 majesty

The Glowing Labyrinth

Owner: Theobald, the Unbroken Shield

A series of walls, arranged in roughly concentric circles, with an elaborate network of passages passing back and forth between each layer. The walls themselves are styled in the grand architectural manner of the great Valterian cities, complete with towering spires, protecting the inner sanctum at the center of the structure.

  • Wonder*: A small bubbling brook, flowing into a wide, glistening lake, at the centre of the labyrinthine structure.
  • Miracle: A pattern of changing stars in the night sky from which the vigilant may draw meaning, inspiration, or insight into their problems. (Vermilion, II)
  • Traders: advantaging At Dawn And At Dusk Fruit traders to share exotic goods between our people. (Theobald, III)
  • Causality Weld: An emerald pool purifying the realm from dissonance. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Force: An ever-burning fire to roast the Combine upon. (Bethany, I)
  • Legion: A group of knights on dragons, keeping watch and guarding against the darkness. (Bethany, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging At Dawn And At Dusk A pact to allow our territories to defend one another, to ensure the weak don't suffer to the strong. (Theobald, III)
  • Creation: A small field of flowers, the same as grew in our village. (Theobald, I)
  • Masterpiece: A craftsman forged of steel and copper, with a face formed of porcelain. He sits and toils, creating devices of beauty, blades fit for Monarchs, and treasures for children. (By My Crooked Teeth, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging At Dawn And At Dusk An ever-blossoming, ever-fruiting strawberry tree that brings hope to those who eat from it. (Vermilion, II)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing blue A fountain of sapphire gems and pure water that inspires the heart and soul. (Vermilion, II)
  • Synergy: advantaging At Dawn And At Dusk Get lost, and you shall find the Elephant Market, where fragments of prophecy and whispers of fortune may be traded for trinkets. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Rich Pickings: A beautiful apple bush bearing sweet fruit (Gatling, III)
  • Aegis

Gravin’s Fury, the Keep on the Ridge

Owner: Kaldoria, the Vanquisher of Dark Despair

An imposing fortress in a defensive position atop a great ridge with a view of the valleys for miles around. It’s loaded with history, the walls layered with stone from numerous generations who have built endlessly atop the previous structures. The gloomy walls weave across the ridge, while the fortress inside looms ominously into the sky. The impaling spikes, jagged portcullis and extensive dungeons speak of a dark past, and although the colourful banners of Kaldoria do add some brightness, the sorrow of history still permeates through.

  • Palace*: The grand throne room of Gravin’s Fury is shrouded in a thousand years of majestic and bloody history.
  • Advisor: advantaging Vermilion A shadowy figure glimpsed in mirrors and dark corners, who poses questions and dark choices, to shape a future of challenges posed and answered. (Vermilion, II)
  • Aegis

Storing 4 majesty

Homeworld's End

Owner: Ronan, Guardian of Valtaria

Snow covered mountains give way to gentle valleys filled with verdant, bountiful farmsteads. At the centre arises a single large rocky plateau upon which are carved the founders of The Valtarian Kingdoms depicting their adventures. A natural staircase built into the rock leads to a tavern of polished oak and marble, resting on the summit. The Inn’s sign reads; “Homeworld’s End” underneath which is the motto; “No Pawns. No Monarchs. Only Heroes” Beneath the warm, friendly tavern in caverns built into the plateau, the next generation of heroes drawn from the nearby farms train for the new world to follow.

  • Wonder*: The vast ornate plateau known as ‘Valtaria’s Legacy’ inspires hope in all who remember Valtaria’s rich history, myths and legends.
  • Miracle: A pool which shows memories of a life on Homeworld. Sadly, as soon as you look away, they are forgotten. (Ghastly Whens, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging d'Eon At night, journeying through the shadows, traders meet to exchange armaments and advice to aid the people. (d'Eon, III)
  • Force: The morning comes, and a new door is found at the rear of the tavern. Locked hard shut, once the evening comes, miners from far away find this as their access to the tavern. Room to breathe, stretch, think and speak their minds in comfort and safety. (Lorentz, IV)
  • Legion: This formidable group stands guard, the taven to their backs. Their uniforms each are unique, personal, stylised, but that does not detract from their quality, steadfastly guarding those who wish it by their own willing. 'Long live the republic!', they cry. (Lorentz, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Lorentz Armed soldiers from the Arcadian Gate, the People's Piece and the Sanctuary of Embers defend the border of the Territory, promoting the Republic's ideals. (Ronan, IV)
  • Creation: A statue depicting some of the great Valtarian heroes of old. (Raziel, IV)
  • Masterpiece: Musicians which inspire anyone who hears them to acts of valour. (Raziel, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Lorentz Carved into a rock face is a small enclave. A weary traveller visits once in a while with tales of derring-do and the People's Republic. (Lorentz, IV)
  • Palace: When the sky weeps, an unreachable tower appears on the horizon, evoking nostalgia for the far, the fair and the majestic. (Flood, IV)
  • Aegis

Storing 31 majesty

Ildathach; The Island of Mercy, The White Shores

Owner: Mariana, Oceanheart

From the centre of a fathomless, sapphire blue ocean rises a small but perfectly formed island city that shines like the most beautiful of pearls. Crystal clear waters give way to softest white sands, and the city rises in concentric white stone tiers of protective walls, stylish villas, beautiful avenues and resplendent gardens, each more lovely than the last.

  • Palace*: Atop the island is a gorgeous, many-towered castle, made entirely from solid, sea-washed blue-green glass.
  • Force: A squadron of knights to inspire the people, and challenge them to better themselves. (Bethany, II)
  • Legion: A city watch garbed in blue and silver livery and upholding justice (Bethany, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging An Endless Falling Tiny, helpful dragons that see to needful tasks. ((READ ERROR), IV)
  • Wonder: Exotic orchards covered in ripe fruit, glistening with dew. (Scarlet Crave, II)
  • Miracle: The sands of the beaches form abstract figures that rescue the shipwrecked and the drowning (Soar Ever Upward, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Bethany A floating market springs up every few days, boats full of food, drink and sparkling wares fill the harbour. (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Creation: Strange mists flow through the realm, ignoring existing weather. (Adversity Breeds, II)
  • Masterpiece: A white clipper ship with blue sails, which skims across the waves like a bird. (Mariana, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Pivot An embassy from the fells, where people can learn about foreign lands and taste blackberry wine. (Yaztromo, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Whispers of Autumn A great sea gate rises from the waves. Two rearing hippocampus made of marble invite spice ships and trade vessels from across the known world and beyond. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Aegis

Storing 2 majesty

The Labyrinth Of Echoes

Owner: Ariadne, the Irritant

A disorientating complex of subterranean caverns that resound with the chittering of arthropods and beset the unwary traveller with snares and pitfalls. Not the most convenient of bases, but the kind of place that oozes atmosphere. And ooze.

  • Wonder*: An immense central chamber, lit by luminous fungi, with a stronghold that resembles a cluster of cocoons, suspended on stalactites.
  • Miracle: A ferocious dragon, wreathed in flame; potent as an ally, terrifying as an enemy. (Héloise, IV)
  • Force: A horde of horrifying, yet oddly cute, spider-goat hybrids that will devour anything but which particularly enjoy apples and scritches. (Pivot, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Kerebos At dusk, the spider riders gather to harry their prey – or that of the people who pay the most. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Kerebos Envoys from a far land, looking for opportunities for trade or war. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Palace: A huge, gothic mansion that appears to have been plucked from its foundations and suspended, somewhat jauntily, from the threads of innumerable spiders. ((READ ERROR), IV)

Storing 1 majesty

Land's Bounty, Protected

Owner: Milisandia, She Who Takes The Harvest

Rolling farmland shared, without enclosures, in which iridescent vegetables grow, bulging with nutritious juice. This is no unified territory – those who refuse to live in harmony with the land form bands in the surrounding woods, riding on giant locustworms to pillage. Wooden watchtowers and ditches, and ice-cold streams moving at a breakneck pace, force invaders across small bridges on which owl-oxen guard. On common land, long ungulates with two dozen sharp, insectoid legs graze, awaiting herders to harvest their secretions. The farmers must train every hour they are not toiling, and each carries sword and bow at all times.

  • Force*: A thick forest floats above a clearing, ready to descend in case of attack, a fortress carved into the trunks.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Ronan Owl-oxen guards with billhooks promote challenge for a stronger Valtaria. (Ronan, IV)
  • Enrapture: advantaging Bogwort Sprouts of deadly hemlock, choking the waterways and poisoning the livestock. (Bogwort, IV)
  • Blight: Ice crystals crackle and thicken in the blood. Corpses strew the ground. (Aestival, IV)
  • Creation: A library of Elder Lore, staffed by scholars from Light's Bastion. (Celestine, IV)
  • Occupation: advantaging Hand A sentient plague that eats away at the flesh of every living creature. (Hand, IV)

Storing 4 red mana

The Last Beacon

Owner: Kerebos, Wielder of Dragonsfire

Once a small village, beset by darkness, now a citadel stands on the borderlands. Heroes rise in their fight against dread fortress which assails them, and they strive to push back the horrors.

  • Force*: In the heart of the fortress swirls a great storm of flame, with the souls of the taken writhing within.
  • Legion: A shining group of armoured knights to inspire the people to rise up, and bring down the darkness. (Bethany, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Mariana The ghouls will fight for anyone. Their only price is the flesh they slay. (Theobald, III)
  • Wonder: A flight of dragons with phials of coloured smoke, able to etch in the sky the following message: "Cower, mortals, and redouble your efforts for you stand in the presence of true majesty". (Gedremonde, I)
  • Miracle: A tripartite mirror that reflects the viewer's full potential as a hero, a villain, or as one who acts outside the tales. A question posed? A glimpse of things to come? (Vermilion, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Mariana, Oceanheart A small, unremarkable shop, selling weaponry to those brave enough to fight against the darkness. (Theobald, III)
  • Causality Weld: Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian; broken parts are forged anew as ships pass between them. So too, the memories of their crews are reintegrated. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Creation: Mystical shapes flickering in the flames of the fortress, showing long-lost knowledge and ancient secrets. (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
  • Masterpiece: I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings. (Ziggy Love, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Mariana, Oceanheart Adventurers from a strange land come, spreading tales of heroism. (Theobald, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Whispers of Autumn A pewter elephant idol sits on a stone throne. It is coiled in vines and cables and wires, and speaks in prophecy. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Dream Foundry: forging Bindings Of Chains for 8 blue mana, 8 red mana and 1 trophy each A focus of lines of power, on which is built a great ritual site. (Bethany, III)
  • Aegis

Light's Bastion

Owner: Celestine Brightheart, Blade of Truth

A gleaming, marble citadel spires above a dark, sprawling forest filled with lupine monsters. Radiant white banners hang from immaculate fortress walls which seem to never have been touched by tarnish or wear. At the centre of the fortress lies a vibrant flower garden where the resident Monarch-Errant may be petitioned by the local serfs for aid.

  • Force*: “The Companions of Celestine” are a band of gallant knights chosen from amongst the peasantry.
  • Wonder: New at Light's Bastion: Peasant vs. Monster. Fighters from all walks of life face hideous chimeras the likes of which humanity has never seen! BUY TORGUE (Ten Count, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Theobald Horses and carts ferrying wares between our territories. (Theobald, III)
  • Creation: A great library of heroic legends, each undone by a fatal flaw. The blind, albino lizard monks each whisper similar prophecies. (End of Hope is Truth, III)
  • Masterpiece: An academy of warfare where the shimmering host hone their craft. (Celestine, IV)
  • Palace: The fortress of Soulfire's Grace looms above the land; its shimmering white walls stand fast against the forces of evil. (Celestine, IV)
  • Throne: The Elder Throneroom crowns Light's Bastion. The fair folk's finest warriors and captains meet with their star-queen to discuss strategy. (Celestine, IV)
  • Festival: A festival of love, light and hope. Great, nourishing food is given to everyone. Music plays and happiness is restored. People take this time to care for and treasure each other. (Marina Montague, IV)
  • Desecration: The horrifically mutilated corpses of a few most loyal subjects are placed on the sundered throne, their blood staining it forever. (Ariadne, IV)

Storing 1 red mana
Storing 2 green mana
Storing 2 blue mana Storing 12 majesty

The Peaks That Pierce The Heavens

Owner: Telador Silverhand, Lance of the Stars

A range of mountains stretch as far as the eye can see, their bases lost in mists that mark the edge of the domain. It is impossible to know where mountain ends and fortress begins, its towers rising into the chill air and its bridges weaving across the forbidding expanses between the peaks. The towers reflect the stars above, and are named for them, each containing an orrery devoted to the movements of their patron star, charting their movements across the heaven in pursuit of an understanding of patterns and what they mean for the world below.

  • Force*: The Tower of Sol, greatest of Stars. See it bring warmth, where absence chills, and where its wrath is focussed.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Yaztromo A gargoyle sits over each bridge. Their eyes glow with the light of the stars as they watch for intruders. (Yaztromo, III)
  • Wonder: A network of glowing hives suspended in the sky by floating whales. Star-like bees collect bitterness and sorrow and turn it into sweetness. Monasteries of star-gazers brew this honey into mead. (Last Lingering Music, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Endless Radiance Monks from far away soar in defiance of gravity, coming in search of rare crystal from the mountains. They bring in trade, intricate sky-watching tools, and maps of unknown skies. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Blight: Carved into a mountainside as if by giant claws, the word 'FRIVOLITY' is a blight on the landscape. (Vallora, IV)
  • Creation: A vast astrolabe that shows the position of stars from the ancient past and unimaginably far future. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
  • Masterpiece: An array of enchanted machinery, from telescopes to orreries and more, continually tracks the stars and records their movements in beauteous tapestry. (Héloise, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Héloise Night-blooming vines from the Wyrdwood shift and change their position and pattern, echoing the movements of the stars. (Héloise, IV)

The People's Peace, The People's Piece

Owner: Lorentz, The Bulwark

Be fooled not by the dry humour of its name. This place is in fact a vast collection of razor peaks, through which biting snow-filled winds howl and only the most hardy survive. The riches of these tough lands are buried in deep mineral veins and dour salty locals. Deep natural caves are smooth-hewn as homes to man and beast alike, a vision of the ruin brought about by the great and glorious falling by choice into shadow for their own entertainment.

  • Creation*: Within unassuming peaks lies sanctuary from Monarchs and Shadows. The price? Your oath to fight back. The People’s Heart.
  • Force: A large weaponsmith's, whose forges burn bright, day and night. Weapons of all types are produced by the most hardened blacksmiths, who fight to protect their livelihood. (Lorentz, IV)
  • Wonder: A giant statue of a battle long forgotten that makes the viewer feel as if they could uncover ancient secrets. (Ghastly Whens, IV)
  • Miracle: A giant two-handed sword, forged from seven child swords by seven blacksmiths. The sword is called 'flange'. (Ghastly Whens, IV)
  • Palace: Atop the greatest peak, Progress is found. Worked flat rings of carved stone benches encompass a hollow with perfect acoustics, where any and all may stand, speak, and themselves shape their own fortune. Congress. (d'Eon, IV)

Storing 1 majesty

Redoubt

Owner: Kystennin, the Unyielding

High walls and gates of iron and basalt encircle a rich land of fertile meadows, mighty rivers, and prosperity. At its centre stands the vast edifice of the Redoubt itself, its foundations anchored as far into the earth as its towers rise above it, the rock against which chaos and disorder beat in vain. Gothic spires and majestic buttresses abound under the varying but ever-present sun.

  • Palace*: A fortress in its own right, though sharing deeply in and reflecting the surrounding grandeur.
  • Advisor: advantaging Tableau Boom! East wing marble offices of white and blue, filled with leather chairs. A giant desk stands in the centre of every room. (Tableau Boom!, IV)
  • Force: A selection of well-placed watchtowers, armoured bowmen watching the skies, and additional gates. (Kystennin, IV)
  • Legion: A series of barracks, armouries and towers, reinforcing the already formidable redoubt. Silver-armoured knights patrol every wall, bows and spears guarding against any foe. (Kystennin, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Kerebos Swords for hire at a reasonable price. Betrayals available for unreasonable prices. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Wonder: A carved, floating crystal beacon, tracing an airborne path over the Territory, trailing etheric streamers with a scintillating blue glow. (Hand, IV)
  • Creation: A great mechanism that divines the location of those who are missing. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Theobald An embassy, to welcome this new realm to the outworld. A feast, and other gifts needed to start a great civilisation. (Theobald, IV)

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Respite

Owner: Her Magnificent Benevolence Dolorea, the Blood Mother

A sprawling monastery on the slopes of a mountain, constantly building and expanding, where great minds study the physical world and the infirm are healed in comfort. The screams and viscera of the unluckier patients are mostly kept from the more public areas, but the faint smell of blood is ever-present.

  • Wonder*: A shady bower where fruits ripen on the vine and patients stroll the winding paths to hasten their recovery.

The Sanctuary of Embers

Owner: d’Eon, Blade of the People

There is a lake that never freezes over, the dark gray waters a stark contrast against the sparkling white snow surrounding it. A road leads into the water, forming a path to the towering island commune known as the Sanctuary of the Embers. The buildings are surrounded by a high stone wall protecting those inside from the turmoil of the waters, the gray rock buildings towering up in tiers to the centre fortress. This is the fortress where those weary of being oppressed go, those who need help in nurturing their spark to fight.

  • Force*: A mechanical forge in the middle of the fortress, embers constantly burning. The brass structure contrasting starkly against its surroundings.
  • Legion: The wildest of winds, controlled by forces unknown, course and soar here. The typhoon is supplemented by a large frenzy of sharks, baying for blood. (Lorentz, IV)
  • Untamed Force: The Vogelchevalier; a mechanical knight guards the forge. Vast like a castle, it remains enchained, to be unleashed when the Republic needs it most. (Ronan, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Ronan An old battered tavern, warm and welcoming, where drinks are bought and stories shared. Its name; "The Steadfast". (d'Eon, III)
  • Creation: Strange mists rise at night, filled with shadows and fleeting shapes. (Adversity Breeds, III)
  • Forbidden Creation: A stained glass greenhouse. Contains a beautiful garden, each plant deadly unless handled properly. An old sign reads "Herbologists only". (d'Eon, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Ronan Great heroes and philosophers visit the great marble hall to discuss hopes, dreams and a new free Valtaria. (Ronan, III)
  • Palace: A large, round fortress, grafted by stone and water. Inside lies the Congress, the rulers (as voted by the people) of the Sanctuary of Embers. They sit around a circular table and together work to better the lives of the people, as well as that of their Shaper, d'Eon. (d'Eon, IV)

Storing 1 majesty

The Sea Of Fire And Thorns

Owner: Aadiahe, the Feasting Flower

A vast desert of shifting sand dunes and rare beautiful oases. The great caravan crosses from one oases to another and often is the only way to make the journey. The Feasting Flower atop her great behemoth, within her cavernous tent feasts those who honor community, hospitality and loyalty. When she is pleased the great desert blooms and transforms into a flowered garden for a single day.

  • Palace*: The Walking Palace, a great tent atop a huge desert behemoth.
  • Throne: A great golden throne from which food and wine pour, and flowers bloom. Behind the head, a great golden sun shines. (Aadiahe, IV)
  • Force: Intelligent fennec foxes who protect the downtrodden and support the needy. (Mariana, IV)
  • Wonder: A vast flock of winged lions prowl the sky, blocking out the sun as they pass. Their song is mesmerising and wonderous. As they die, their bodies seed oases in the endless sand, blooming fields of sunflowers around ponds. (Last Lingering Music, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging The Tears Fall Gladly Joyous visitors from another land, brightly coloured and spreading joy and wonder. (Mariana, IV)
  • Creation: A great carpet flows from the throne, covered in flowers, animals and people. As you look, they appear to move. (Subsidiary, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Crankshaft A refuge of calm and quiet. An oasis in the storm. (Mariana, IV)

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Solace, Island In The Sky

Owner: Yaztromo, Archmage of the Seven Winds

A floating island held aloft by crackling azure runes. A vaulted bridge of white marble links the earthen mote to a nearby mountain where a peaceful village has formed. Bands of would-be heroes that cross the bridge from the village daily, hoping to petition to gain an audience with the wizard who lives here and some guidance on their own quests.

  • Creation*: Seven Great Monoliths stand in a Circle at the centre of the Isle. The Sun shines and the Rain falls by Yaztromo’s wise direction. Rejoice!
  • Forbidden Creation: In the bowels of the island, a freezing cave holds a coffin of ice. Unnatural geometries flicker beneath its surface. (Atherozan, III)
  • Force: A host of gargoyles stand on parade, their stony forms protecting the entrance and lining the edges of the bridge. (Serennia, III)
  • Legion: A herd of majestic unicorns roam the forest, helping travellers. (Diesel, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Ronan As fate fortold, the People's Republic of Valtaria arrive to help the populace to learn freedom and democracy. Sometimes you hear 'This is for hexing Ronan!' (Ronan, IV)
  • Wonder: From the waters emerge a host of scintillating-scaled merfolk, singing songs of the wisdom and exploits of the wizard within. (Serennia, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Bunny Walker traders, enthused by travel, trade food from the Temple for new foreign tastes. The food is fresh and delicious, preserved by the power of the Green Roads. (Bunny, III)
  • Palace: A spiral tower of deep red and gold with glowing magical runes down the side and a golden observatory dome on top with stars and moons floating around. (Lapin, III)

Storing 3 red mana
Storing 2 green mana
Storing 2 blue mana
Storing 3 majesty

The Spiteful Pits

Owner: Alaccastia, the Dead Heart

Dead black rock protrudes in jagged spikes between pools of burning lava that bubble and spit into the sulphurous air. A twisted castle hewn from volcanic rock bursts forth from the centre, the lava forming a natural moat at its imposing door. The castle interior is dark and shadowed and covered in the trappings of evil. Bones and dripping black candles adorn every surface.

  • Force*: Sulphurous spouts of hateful wind that almost pull flesh from bone as they twist malevolently.
  • Breach: Angry small red birds that peck the flesh of anything, living or dead. (Flare, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Atherozan Armoured caravans export the product of belching, sulphurous mines. (Yaztromo, III)
  • Creation: The ground shakes as gigantic mechanical spiders covered in cruel spikes stride across it, lava spewing from their terrible mouths. (Orb-Weaver, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Vermilion Will-o-wisps in the form of glowing worms that dance mischievously in the air, attracting moles, other worm-eaters, and weak-willed people to join in their dance. (Vermilion, II)

Stars Rest

Owner: Flux Wildly

A valley surrounded by serrated peaks: an unblemished landscape of emerald and gold, dappled with the drifting shadows of clouds. A warm, inviting, land. Below the surface lies a complex network of caves and tunnels: dark, and cold, and damp.

  • Wonder*: A series of standing stones arranged in the shape of a star.
  • Miracle: Every night the stars dance, forming uplifting messages, stories and gossip. SHINE, DARLINGS! (Flux Wildly, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm Flux Wildly's new range of designer drugs. Forget all your worries and embrace the same sensations as Flux Wildly, as seen every day on Holovid 12! (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
  • Force: Protean Dynamics security team offices working on commission for Holovid 12 Media's solutions department, maintaining the peace. (C60 2AT8, I)
  • Creation: Holovid 12 Media Aethernet broadcasting tower, bringing the Aethernet and all of Holovid 12's quality shows and media to one and all. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Intriguing Glint Anki Air rails snake into the heart of the territory, bringing with them eccentric tinkers from Charming. They carry miniature forges and more, ready to create their finest inventions to elevate the art of the acrobats. (Desiderata Violet, III)
  • Palace: A palatial complex of screens and 4D projectors. Whale-themed undersea programming can be viewed. Interactive adventures guide participants in self-discovery and greater emotional investment in current fashions. (Last Lingering Music, II)
  • Advisor: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm A branch executive office of Holovid 12 Media's consumer marketing and research department with luxury facilities to manage local consumer preferences. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  • Geomantic Exodus: Lights down, scene change. A territory in the Crucible of Legend, live in 3... 2... 1... (Crankshaft, IV)

Storing 2 majesty

The Vale Of Erin

Owner: Sétanta

Several small streams flow down forested valley sides into a large lake, shaped like a human heart, which, in turn, feeds into the sea. In the lake sits a single barren island, reachable only by an eternally swaying bridge. Several small settlements exist among the rivers and around the shores of the lake, many of which are nigh indistinguishable from their verdant surroundings. The air is constantly filled with the scents of the sea and fresh growth, with the morning mists burning off slowly to reveal the Vale like an emerald, before concealing it from sight once more.

  • Palace*: A circle of standing stones, utterly covered in dense runic script. When powered, they open gates into a chosen afterlife.

The Wastes Of Ash And Bone

Owner: Laszvelar, of The Redemption Undying

Before Laszvelar assumed his destined place as a Monarch-Victor, the lands of the undying were those of golden spires. The spires are now broken ruins of what they once were. The ground lies broken and the walled cities are left to huddle at the onslaught of dead monstrosities. At the centre of the Wastes lies Laszvelar's Palace, the Necropolis, from whence his Deathknights ride out to protect the smallfolk from the abominations conjured up by the hubris of his youth.

  • Palace*: The Necropolis looks more like the abode of a Monarch in Shadow, but Laszvelar is well known for his evenhanded and magnanimous judgements and streams of pilgrims are seen venturing to the palace to petition his aid.
  • Desecration: A large plinth, carved of deep amethyst and adorned with barbs of steel, supports a tall, abstract fist. At irritatingly irregular intervals, the middle finger extends into the sky. Beneath, a sign: 'Contracted, is not personal.' (Asset Sin, IV)
  • Wonder: The Wards of Bone. Designed to ensnare the wayward undead lest they escape and wreak chaos. Two clawed hands jut from the ground in bright, incongruous colour. Sponsored by Vitamin Glee. (Ten Count, III)
  • Dark Wonder: A black spire, inspiring awe. It stretches endlessly to the sky, a symbol of our reach. (Celestine Brightheart, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow Necromancers and bards who collect the names and stories of the lost and the dead, that no-one be forgotten. (Rain Falls On The Snow, IV)
  • Creation: Blind, albino lizardfolk, clad in dark robes, record the name and deeds of all who fell and joined the army of the dead. (End of Hope is Truth, III)

Storing 1 red mana
Storing 5 blue mana
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The Weeping Pools

Owner: Vallora, the Open Wound

Quiet pools gather in the shadows below black-leafed willow trees, trailing their branches in the impenetrably dark waters below. A maze of narrow stone pathways crisscross the domain, providing safe passage to those who know the way, and an eternity of hopeless wandering to those who don’t. A slender and graceful tower sits at the centre of the natural labyrinth, all sweeping white marble, glowing faintly with a chill and eerie light.

  • Creation*: Blue-green fireflies flit softly through the trees, casting strange and confusing shadows, leaving faint trails of magic on the air.
  • Tumult: The ground is broken, pools shattered by a force from above. Whispers on the wind: 'Why do you weep?' (Teleador, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Kerebos A roving band of heroes, ready to face any foe – for the right price. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Kerebos A shop which only appears to the worthy, but will sell an item essential to their quest. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Palace: A great series of white marble treehouses, providing comfort and sanctuary from the constant drizzle. (Vallora, IV)

Storing 1 majesty

Solstice

Owner: Aestival, Heart Of Summer - UPDATED* Tales of Solstice

The rocky peaks of this natural fortress stretch upward like clawed fingers, grasping at the zenith. Stone has run and bubbled like taffy, wood charred and wept sap: everywhere bears the scars of acid or of fire. Once, great columns of ice supported bridges and balconies; now vast trees rise from the rich black soil, thick with flowers. Half the castle is a blackened shell - but bright frogs hop in the courtyards and vivid creepers knit the broken beams. There is nowhere amid the fractured walls that is not touched, a little, by the sun.

  • Force*: Vicious rapids course through the narrow valleys left when the glaciers burned, teeming with spined and glittering fish.
  • Legion: A thousand knights in silver armour, coated with ice. (Kystennin, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Kerebos A guild of adventurers, for him to protect or attack, to recover or steal, to slay or save. (Kerebos, IV)
  • Wonder: A magnificent ice dragon, who dwells at the heart of an eternal blizzard. She has great wisdom to share with any who can convince her they are worthy, but her standards are high, and disappointing her is perilous. (Vermilion, III)
  • Creation: Strange mists rise at night, full of shadows and darting shapes. (Adversity Breeds, III)
  • Masterpiece: A monolithic sculpture of a leviathan, rising from the centre of a mirror-smooth lake, roaring defiance to the uncaring sky. (Hand, IV)
  • Aegis

The Wyrdwood

Owner: Heloise Dragon-Hearted - UPDATED*

Tales of The Wyrdwood

A primordial forest straight out of legends; ever-changing, ever-verdant, home to monsters. The plantlife is fruitful, and the hunting is good. Here the line between ‘creature’ and ‘person’ is blurred; the humans bear aspects of the predator, the monsters of legend think and speak and claim their place as citizens, the rats are in charge of the education system. Only a fool presumes any who call this place home are less than dangerous; only a great fool assumes that a monster is just a monster.

  • Palace*: The decadent towers of the Citadel of Bone jut from the forest like the ribcage of a slain leviathan.
  • Advisor: advantaging Bethany One mask of brightest red; another of striking green. Between the two, a face slowly drawing into focus. Two speak of courses known, and the third of a new path. (Vermilion, II)
  • Grim Spectacle: The perils of cultural cross-contamination sit in the Harmony Complex foyer, although 'sit' is perhaps not quite accurate. 'Rust, impaled' would fit better. (Ten Count, IV)
  • Disgrace: A golden dragon flies through the sky, roaring "GLORY TO THE COMBINE!" (Axle, II)
  • Force: The eyes of the misshapen gargoyles glint in the sun. If they start glowing by themselves... don't stand in one place for too long. Buy Torgue! (Thoughtful Spider, III)
  • Legion: Ten Count's Ten Step School of Margin Driving. You too can join the illustrious alumni and kill everyone you're paid to. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Untamed Force: The mystery egg has hatched. Asyly's bounty has borne fruit. Soon the skies of Opportunity will shake to the roars of dragons. Quiver. (Ten Count, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Trojan Force No science is flawless, and the Transmutation Station can't keep up with the demands of its more voracious patrons. Happily, the resultant abominations have found a new lease of life being loaned out to Opportunity's armies as cannon fodder. (Ten Count, IV)
  • Wonder: A deep pulsing rhythm plays, leading all listeners to a heightened state of awareness. (Scarlet Crave, II)
  • Miracle: Torgue Munitions branches out into cosmetic surgery with the transmutation station – you too can tap into your bestial side. Not suitable for children or the elderly. Or anyone. (Ten Count, III)
  • Dark Wonder: Kaiju Burger Dethplex. Take a kaiju spawning pit, death squads, carnage and a franchised eatery: PROFIT. (Hand, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Endless Radiance A link between worlds in dark and uncertain times. (Mariana, IV)
  • Creation: The Meat Shields; zombies clad in ballistic armour. For when the ideal security response to a situation is both unsubtle and unstoppable. (Vermilion, III)
  • Masterpiece: Watchful wraiths pay voyeuristic attention to the living, invisibly noting every whispered secret, every transgression, and relaying the juiciest gossip to those who’ll pay dearest for it. (Vermilion, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging At Dawn And At Dusk If you believe him, the appearance of the lush botanical gardens deep below the Opportunity earth is purely because the humidity is good for 10C's scales. Nobody believes him. (Ten Count, IV)
  • Beacon: A great spire is raised, near which voices can be heard. **"What is it we cannot know?//What is it we cannot do?//As an Illuminator knows their ignorance,//the Itinerant does the impossible."** (ERROR, IV)
  • Aegis
  • Legacy of Gratification
    • This will be the nature of emotion and motivation in the Outworld:
    • All shall have agency over how they express their emotions, subject only to context and, if chosen, self-control. No-one can force emotions on another.
    • Emotions are used to build connections and to help us grow and develop.
    • With the consent of the parties involved, emotions can be empathically transmitted and received.
    • Every individual contains the potential for any of a vast, multi-faceted array of emotions and motivations; an individual may choose their emphasis and not lose access to the rest.
    • Motives have the potential to be infinite in variety, to change, develop, mutate and multiply with time.
    • The existing avatars of the Motives will persist and survive, but will have no special power over their Motive.
    • This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.

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Horizon

Sovereign: An Endless Falling, Mentor

From lazily swirling mists emerge tall, jagged, square pillars of iridescent metal crystal, whorled in blocky, fractal spirals. Passages entreat travellers to explore within, wherein smooth black and white ceramic shafts buzz with latent data, holographic skeins arcing across their surface like synapses firing. In the cracks one can sometimes see through to a sunset-scape of creams and purples and violets, as if there were an infinite vista just beyond a razor-thin barrier of impenetrable matter. This endless sky greets new arrivals upon the first summit they appear at from the rift.

These passages often end abruptly in new spaces, confusing direction entirely. A traveller might come to a sheer drop, finding themselves walking out onto a bridge of pure light perpendicular to the apparent gravity of the territory they are approaching. Or the ground behind them might sink away, a path of maddeningly wayward stones erupting from the mists before them. Sometimes, landmasses are seen, great heavy chains sinking up or down without apparent purpose. So rarely as to invite myth, shadows gloam just out of sight in the distance, a haunting song reminiscent of whales in contemplation gently lapping across the pillars and skies.

Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (0/0) **AWAITING STORAGE UPDATES**

The Acid Jungle

Owner: Knight Of Pentacles

Be careful where you step. Watch where you put your hands. Try not to breathe, if you can, because in the Acid Jungle everything drips with venom. From the soil underfoot that scorches the sole, up to the treetops where birds feast on the burning sap of the leaves, the only way to survive life here is to make sure you’re the most poisonous one of the lot.

  • Palace*: This Knight’s castle is buried deep down. When the winds are caustic and the clouds weep poison, the only place that’s safe is underground.
  • Advisor: advantaging Pebblechrome An Archivist, gathering and collecting knowledge, offering wise and honest advice to those who ask it. (Hope Balances Five, V)
  • Force: Claws rise from the surface of still waters, dragging down anything or anyone within reach. (Tor, V)
  • Untamed Force: Poisonous flaming red flowers, that spread everywhere and coat everything. Beautiful but deadly, these flowers ruin all who touch them, no exceptions. (Amaryllis, V)
  • Wonder: The new trees stand out of place. They are not of here, but spark curiosity. The bark scorches the hand to touch, the sap refreshes like water underneath. Those with the drive to seek it out receive their earned reward, and drink their fill. (Glint, V)
  • Causality Weld: Not everything that emerges from the Jungle is toxic. A vast and refilling cornucopia of exotic fruit offers sharp flavours and bright colours to the striving folk as a reminder: for those who search, there is plenty good in the world. (Crankshaft, V)
  • Traders: advantaging Kystennin Before they set foot in the jungle, sensible folk make sure to stop at the townships at the edges. Living as they have for so long, those there can supply explorers with antidotes, to keep them... let's say, 'safe'. (Patient Guardian, V)
  • Creation: These poisonous blooms, as beautiful as they are deadly, can, with careful study and measured dosage, also serve as medicines or antidotes. (Héloise, V)
  • Embassy: advantaging Héloise A breeding population of non-sapient, draconic mini-kaiju from the Wyrdwood. Green-winged, scaled and furred. Predators themselves, but nutritious and delicious. (Héloise, V)

The Chequered Floor

Owner: Subsidiary

A vast space of alternating white and black squares. Stepping onto it niggles at you to become a piece, and take part in the game. But the game is invisible, unless you join it. Inside the game, you are a white or black piece, the same as all other pieces on your side, making moves that form part of a huge strategy you can’t see. You can leave the game any time, but the heart of the territory, a vaulted hall with black and white pillars, can only be reached by playing, and crossing the board.

  • Creation*: The Chequered Floor continually creates new pieces within the game, so that it never ends. These mirror and match pieces around them, so that the board is always full of identical pieces.
  • Force: Stone towers, covered in vines, roam the board, protecting the people from outside attack. (Pivot, IV)
  • Wonder: A many-hued, protean beast in a constant state of exploration/disruption. It has FANGS. (Teeth, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Calm Merchandiser Guides and advice are sold to help with the game. (Calm Merchandiser, V)
  • Palace: The last row, where pawns are promoted. Aspiration. A chance to grow into something more. (Subsidiary, IV)

Storing 3 Majesty

Concept Y'all

Owner: Celestial Grid

A vast, vaguely conical pit slowly digs itself, as though an invisible hand is absentmindedly searching beneath the ground. From time to time, objects are unearthed. The pit’s inhabitants are learning that they will find what they need when they don’t want it, and what they want when they aren’t looking for it. When not in motion, the sides of the pit are solid rock, often covered in soft moss and waterfalls, and dotted with caves. The fauna are curious and the flora are kind. The water tastes of springtime and uncertainty.

  • Creation*: A single flower. By day its petals hang dead. At night it blazes with radiant light, a tiny earthbound star.
  • Force: The templars roost among the moss, steel feathers still, awaiting the need to use their swords. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Wonder: Glints of gold and silver that shine through the distressed earth when the stars shine right. If you pick one up, for a brief moment you feel happy. (Desiderata Violet, II)

Storing 10 red mana
Storing 10 green mana
Storing 10 blue mana

The Deep Flow

Owner: From The Source, The Flow

The quicksilver lake nestles high among glittering rainbow crystalline mountain peaks, its depths unfathomable. The colours of the jagged spires speak to minerals in abundance, but there is no life here. Look closer, and the surface swirls with intention; complexity stirs in the deeps. Closer still, and ten thousand trillion nanomorphic cells, each mindless, are together busy about their purpose. Devour: sunlight, materials. Multiply: repair, spread. Think: learn, be. Is this one mind, or many? Identity, memory, individuality all flow together and apart again as easily as shape and form. Rivulets of silver spill in cascades over the brink, exploring.

  • Palace*: A lone amethyst outcrop breaks the surface; the adamant spring wells from the island's tallest column. This is the Source.
  • Throne: The spring has become a soaring fountain; the lake an inland sea. Minds within minds, realms within realms, exist here in endless complexity. (From The Source, The Flow, IV)
  • Advisor: advantaging Adversity Breeds A pool of flow nanites that advise the shaper favours From The Source, The Flow (Adversity Breeds, III)
  • Wonder: In the shadowy vales, giant crystal spiders with squishy human brains stalk, their crystal bodies full of life-giving nutrients. (Orb-Weaver, II)
  • Miracle: A spider-web lattice of flowing quicksilver filaments extends outwards from the mountains in every direction, as far as the eye can see. (Orb-Weaver, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow A virtual programme gathering valuable data from across the realms. (Rain Falls On The Snow, V)
  • Force: A shimmering metallic pillar studded with gemstones, that repulses invaders and warns off spying. (Hawk, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Adversity Breeds
  • Creation: A large coffee machine, able to be operated by humans and owls. (Trip The Electric, II)
  • Masterpiece: The Shifting Sculpture, a shape formed from obsidian and marble, twisting and shaping into beauties beyond compare. Beauty in the empty place. (By My Crooked Teeth, II)
  • Reality Exchange: The sky shimmers from horizon to Horizon. The subtle, deep interplay of light as it somehow reflects from itself speaks of neither chaos nor order, but complexity and intention. The Fluorescence have arrived to teach the Flow humility... and aspiration. (Abyss, V)

Storing 56 majesty

The Delta

Owner: Still Moon On Rapids

A temperate eden. Huge glacier lakes glisten and weave high and low. Gouged landscapes with exposed sedimentary cavern networks stand testamentent to the power of the ice rivers that came before.

The lakes are teeming with crustaceans, amphibians, reptilians and all manner gleaming piscene wonders. Their shores attract vast herds of deer, elk and wild boar. Pine forests stretch and roam in every direction to the north, and maple forests to the south. Migrating flocks of geese ascend carelessly, punctuating the murmuring of infinite brooks and streamlets.

  • Force*: A dominating fortress on a high mountaintop glistening with garish ceramicwork throughout. Dome-topped towers encrusted with saffron, vermilion and indigo tiles featuring competing geometric patterns, for supremacy over the horizon line. Areas of high relief sculpture reveal panoramas of titans doing battle, their features visible from several miles away.
  • Legion: A flock of Kite Drones, invisi-shielded, are ready for deployment, able to silently and seamlessly gather military intel. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Whispers of Autumn Elephant-mounted Templar in red jackets and wide-brimmed hats pick their way through the forests. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Wonder: Creeping vines snake through the walls like veins, and the entire structure seems to pulse like a living organism. (Soar Ever Upwards, III)
  • Miracle: A forest of pens, boughs laden, such that one can pluck handfuls at a time. (Credit to the paint apparition.) (Soar Ever Upwards, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Whispers of Autumn Silk-clad pilgrims come from every city and sprawl to be refreshed and rejuvenated by nature’s bounty. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Creation: An underground network of hyper fast mag-lev trains speed through a network of natural caverns that span the realm. They emit a cheerful hum whenever they pass by a station. (Every Broken Clock, III)
  • Masterpiece: A shining chrome orb flies silently overhead, seeding new biospheres and tending to the flora. (Every Broken Clock, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Whispers of Autumn A porcelain synth-priest sits within a golden shrine at the centre of a lake. Petitioners row out to hear its words. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Whispers of Autumn Beneath the rich earth, roots grow deep and spread across the lands. In other places, they sprout into saplings, bearing ripe, rich fruit. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)

Storing 8 majesty

Diverse City

Owner: Hope Balances Five

The city proper is within the white granite walls of self which form a circle around the centre point of the palace. Running through the city and out into the territory around it are four major paths, also of white granite, that divide the region, each path has a name. Between kindness and stability lies the farmlands and forests of earth, between stability and cruelty lies the mines, forges and sands of metal, between cruelty and action lies the flames and lava pits of fire, and between action and kindness are the bountiful streams and springs of water.

  • Palace*: White marble spires house offices and chambers, with four main corridors linking the paths to the glass domed central hall.
  • Throne: At the centre of the palace, in the main hall beneath the dome, lies a rotating throne for the elected Balance. (Hope Balances Five, V)
  • Advisor: advantaging Twisted Optics A small group of experts in de-escalation and conflict resolution to help ensure mutual benefit. (Hope Balances Five, V)
  • Force: Flame spirits dwelling in the fire quarter, befriended by deliveries of flammable items on an obsidian altar, acting to protect the city. (Mariana, V)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Red Tail In return for leaving the granaries alone and assisting in defence, the rats have waste food and homes. (Hope Balances Five, V)
  • Wonder: A statue of pearls and silver over the spring of fresh water that flows to the city, depicting a mermaid. (Mariana, V)
  • Miracle: An iron statue housing fans to draw dusty air from the mines and make mining more comfortable. Depicting a dragon. (Mariana, V)
  • Causality Weld: Among the rivers and springs of water is a bed of limestone and charcoal, cleansing the drinking water. (Crankshaft, V)
  • Traders: advantaging Mariana The traders take metals over the sea from the mines to trade in Ildathach for gemstones, bettering both territories. (Hope Balances Five, V)
  • Creation: A wonderous apple tree in the earth sector, producing delicious and nutritious fruit of golden hue. (Mariana, V)
  • Embassy: advantaging Liberator Joule A tall spire of stone leads between a docking station for zeppelins and a meeting hall where the farmers gather. (Hope Balances Five, V)

The Elephant Cathedral

Owner: Whispers Of Autumn

A vast pachyderm of obsidian, polymer and basalt. Atop its back sprout mist-shrouded steeples, lotus towers, flying buttresses and the domes of a hundred basilica. Banners of neon light stream and glow, skybarges float lazily through the mist between the spires. The elephant’s legs are covered in dark stone statues of figures robed as Concord sifu, and naked forms twisted in indulgence. Walk the guts of scriptoriums, databanks, catacombs and galleries. Feel the thunder of its tread, and taste the scent of incense as it approaches.

  • Force*: The Himmel hovers as a halo in the mists. Glowing lines of code and litany tumble from it like rain.
  • Legion: The Templar Talos division range a long patrol around the elephant's legs in bipedal mecha, bristling with C-beams and tachyon lances. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Untamed Force: A revolutionary legion that tasted freedom for the first time will never stand oppression again. (Bennet, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Every Broken Clock The Templar glide among the spires and skybarges, swords ablaze with neon flame. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing red A network of wires crackling with deep red sparks connecting the Scriptoria of the Elephant Cathedral and infusing them with power. (Desiderata Violet, III)
  • Wonder: Mesmerising neon patterns cover the back of the elephant. Those who study them find their youth and health restored, and the power to assert their personal space. They are filled with missionary zeal to ensure this learning is available to others. (Leaf, II)
  • Miracle: A gallery of paintings or statues that move whenever no-one is looking. The populace find themsees inspired to strengthen their familial bonds. (Last Lingering Music, III)
  • Causality Weld: They say the Heirophant shapes this place. They say he has many faces. They say she whispers like an autumn breeze. What they do not know is that the Heirophant is many, and one, guiding and watching from the shadows and the lights. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Every Broken Clock They dress in robes of brightest vermilion and walk on iron hooves to hear the doctrine of free majestic trade. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Creation: A chorus of a thousand invisible voices raised in eternal, harmonious song. (Every Broken Clock, II)
  • Masterpiece: A glittering fountain flows fresh from the altar within a serene and peaceful stupa. (Every Broken Clock, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Every Broken Clock A neon-lit scriptorium, where scholar-priests debate the merits of free or planned economic doctrine. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Synergy: advantaging Every Broken Clock Every thunderous step of the Elephant leaves scintillating gemstones that whisper prophecies of the future. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Palace: On high, a cathedral made of pure light. Pure white doves flock in its spires. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Throne: The Wandering King is walking home through the mists between worlds. The synth-priests sing at the return of their porcelain-crowned lord. He has a new path, to lead the Elephant to walk new lands waiting to hear its doctrine. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Dream Foundry: forging Synergies for 6 red, 6 blue and 6 green mana each A growing stream of brightly painted caravans follows the elephant. People constantly and leaving the caravan ferment in the light of the elephant's neon patterns. (Leaf, II)
  • Rich Pickings: The door opens, and you step through to the Market of All Tomorrows. All things are for sale, all might be traded for from across lands that are, and have been, and might yet be. If you so wish, here you may trade the life you had for one that is foreign, new, and beautiful. (At Dawn And At Dusk, IV)
  • Aegis

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The Eternal Bridge

Owner: Soar Ever Upward

A huge suspension bridge crossing a seemingly endless stretch of still water. It is lined with blossoming trees and anonymous white buildings. The weather is fine, and otherwise unremarkable.

  • Wonder*: Something vast and scaled gleams beneath the water. Perhaps a statue. It has the appearance of sleep.
  • Miracle: A hanging garden beneath the bridge, trailing vines into the waters. (Soar Ever Upward, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm A HV12 media exchange platform. Quality, exciting Opportunity multimedia brought to Horizon and Horizon’s unique take on programming sent the other way. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
  • Force: A watchful roc with ruby-glittering eyes looks for intruders, and carries them away if it finds them. (Hawk, II)
  • Legion: Lightning arcs down from clear skies. Normally harmless, it can target intruders. (An Endless Falling, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging An Endless Falling Draconic monks tell tales of a vast plateau to the far north. (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Creation: A tram with a cheerful bell trundles along the bridge, for when the walk is too long. (Every Broken Clock, II)
  • Masterpiece: A travelling library traverses the bridge slowly, it contains many texts and stories, including the full works of Drumlin (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging An Endless Falling A radio broadcasting station able to receive and convert signals to the Aethernet. Visitors can tune in for music, helpful advice and philosophy. (Auspicious Paradigm)
  • Synergy: advantaging An Endless Falling A porcelain synth-priest sits on the edge of a bridge, fishing with an impossibly long line and bringing up wondrous lagan from the depths below. It trades its salvage to passers-by. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Palace: A towering palace of deepest obsidian, spiralling into the clouds. Gargoyles adorn the battlements. (Pandora Libertine, III)
  • Throne: A mountainous stone chair, carved from black marble. Its bulk entirely obscures one end of the bridge, rendering passage difficult. (Pandora, the Libertine, IV)
  • Reality Exchange: Burned into the concrete: wings. (An Endless Falling, V)
  • Aegis

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The Gallery Of Truth And Lies

Owner: By My Crooked Teeth

Tales of The Gallery Of Truth And Lies

A cavernous building filled with portraits of Homeworld and Outworld. Portraits of famous events, or events that never happened, or did happen but ended differently. Adjoining it is the library filled with literature from all over the Homeworld, as well as hand written texts. Statues and trinkets are scattered throughout acquired from all over. Some were taken, some were gifts and some were earned. A place of reflection, learning, and the safeguard of historical knowledge.

  • Wonder*: The Floating Window, an ever changing view of the Outworld and Homeworld. A place of constant inspiration.
  • Miracle: The Dream of the New World, a wing of art and stories. Depicting and inspiring all those who see it to strive to make a better world and foster a better way to live and the choice to decide for themselves. (Scarlet Crave, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow Figures passing in and out of the paintings, bringing wondrous things out of imagination and taking things in trade back into the paintings (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
  • Force: An imposing tapestry depicting a great battle. The fall of the Sublime Concord. (Hawk, I)
  • Legion: Cave paintings of rats that move over the walls, following visitors. (Red Tail, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Whispers of Autumn The wings of the Templar are forged of hardened light as they glide silently, porcelain faces serene. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Creation: Door of Many Locks. A door that opens to anywhere, a different key leads to a different section of the Gallery, creating many wonders and opportunity. (By My Crooked Teeth, I)
  • Masterpiece: The fields surrounding the gallery proper are awash with flowers. Roses, daisies, poppies and buttercups grow in patches in amongst wildflowers to create a beautiful garden. At the centre stands a strong and old apple tree, constantly in bloom. (At Dawn And At Dusk, V)
  • Embassy: advantaging Switchgear A large room with a large table around which anyone from anywhere is able to discuss ideas clearly, concisely and swiftly with brevity.
  • Palace: A mighty reading room where one may reflect on the knowledge learned, and discover the deeper truth within. (Theobald, II)
  • Throne: The Halls of Memory and Legend are open to all; those who step into the moving paintings and living books may study anything, from basic literacy and numeracy to advanced magical and scientific theory, according to their inclinations. (Héloise, V)
  • Advisor: advantaging Red Tail A room of portraits of all the people you were or could be. There, they give advice and council. (By My Crooked Teeth, IV)
  • Rich Pickings: A grand archway with the names of all Realms carved upon, somehow always up to date. Those who pass through are blessed. (At Dawn And At Dusk, I)
  • Glory Siphon: A great cornucopia, flanked by hippocampus statues. (Mariana, V)

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The Garden Of Lost Things

Owner: At Dawn And At Dusk

Tales of The Porcelain Garden

A garden made of cracking porcelain, where the stiff white grass is pocked with patches of ash and dust - the only traces of what once was. The flowers that grow here but ghostly shadows. They sway without sound, phasing through each other where they should touch. The streets are walked by clockwork dolls whose skin is as cracked as the earth and whose gears and joints are rusted with salt. The wander the land, taking care of the broken and nurturing the new.

  • Force*: Skeletal bees that swam in the pits of ash and dust, drawing out what little power remains with their deadly stings.
  • Legion: An ever-marching parade of glass, gold and porcelain revelers, followed and surrounded by a cloak of sweet-smelling ash. (Kystennin, V)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Skyshock Sigma A squadron of golden and bronze dragons patrol the skies of the garden, warming the gears of the dolls into movement. (At Dawn And At Dusk, IV)
  • Wonder: An ornamental lake. Just looking at it soothes the soul. (Soar Ever Upward, IV)
  • Miracle: A copse of fibreoptic trees. From their branches hang screens and intricate interfaces to form intuitive, fully-functional aether connections. News, entertainment and education from across the realms. A VR gaming module hangs low for children and adults alike. (Intriguing Glint Anki, V)
  • Traders: advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow Trade caravans bring new mechancial and biomechanical parts. Made in designs from across all the realms. (Rain Falls On The Snow, V)
  • Causality Weld: An oasis of peace and tranquility. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Creation: A great library in a forest of rich, vibrant trees. (At Dawn And At Dusk, V)
  • Masterpiece: An apple tree constantly in bloom. Orbiting the branches is a constellation of golden fire, bringing light to the fields, and beauty to those within them. (By My Crooked Teeth, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Rain Falls On The Show A peaceful glade of trees where people come to meet and share stories. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)

Storing 4 majesty

HV12M Corporate HQ

Owner: Auspicious Paradigm

A vast complex for the use of Holovid 12 Media in the new age. Four skyscraping towers hold well-appointed offices and meeting rooms with other necessary facilities for each department inhabiting much smaller nearby buildings. Vast reorganisation and restructuring is currently underway. Everywhere throughout the territory employees rush too and fro rearranging furnishings and offices or congregate in groups debating the importance and relations of every building, department, committee, and branch office within the company and how they fit in to the shifting paradigm of the company. The employees themselves are in a state of flux as well, with their appearances differing across the territory, shifting and varying with no individual's form remaining the same for more than a few days.

  • Palace*: The tower hosting Executive Management; an awe-inspiring, fully glass marvel of architecture grasping at the clouds, visible for miles around.
  • Throne: A titanic oak dominates the background scenery, reaching to the stars. Through it, #projectresurgence beams across the across the realm, a new wave of media entertainment of all sorts, pushing boundaries and taking no prisoners. A new paradigm reigns. (Changing Of The Tide, II)
  • Grim Spectacle: Hooded spider-human hybrid hackers tap the feeds, remixing, remapping, shifting the rhetoric in line with random conflicting agendas. (Orb Weaver, I)
  • Advisor: advantaging Vox A suite of quantum-entangled communication terminals allow data collection and collation across the realms, enabling programming to shift with second to second trends. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
  • Force: Lush foliage covers rolling hills opening onto a picturesque hanging river. The perfect place to spend one's outdoor chillax timeframe. (C60 2AT8, I)
  • Wonder: Mixed white and black crystal fountain in the plaza outside the executive tower. (Intriguing Glint Anki, I)
  • Miracle: A floor in one of the towers contains hidden gardens. The latest breakthroughs in hydroponics are worked on here, among relaxation spaces. The air is fresh with the scents of a myriad of plants. In one secluded area, a rockery frames a thin river of lava, a warming sight that hints of the wilds of nature. (Intriguing Glint Anki, V)
  • Traders: advantaging Soar Ever Upward Many wheeled carts arrive daily, overburdened with fresh fruit and other produce. With them comes news from other far-off places. (Auspicious Paradigm, V)
  • Creation: Holovid 12 Media Aethernet broadcasting tower, bringing the Aethernet and all of Holovid 12's quality shows and media to one and all. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  • Masterpiece: A necessary evil. A vast, underground computer network plugged into the Aethernet expunges all media including or pertaining to Ziggy Love. Gotta leave it all behind and face the truth. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
  • Synergy: advantaging Vox An enthroned porcelain idol whose triple faces speak prosperous advice. The cables that flow from it link through space to distant worlds. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Mind Harmoniser: A new management hub that maximises the core synergies of the hacker spiders to produce great media remixes, whilst ensuring they do not violate corporate policies (NO BRAIN EGGS!). (Ziggy Love, I)
  • Concept Obliviating: obliviating Beacons A grand circle unite and focus their gifts. A shining golden aegis radiates into the depths of the sky, extending out into infinity. Where it spreads, the boundaries of reality are re-knit and bolstered. None shall pass! (Mariana, V)
  • Geomantic Exodus: Facing a poor financial climate, Holovid 12 closes shop to re-open in greener pastures. All that remains of home is the colossal biomechanical gate through which they passed. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Golden Age: enhancing green A renaissance of political, philosophical and business thought reimagines the structures of society along equivocal and evolving lines to aid in the realisation of the great work of creation. A new age dawns. (Mariana, V)
  • Aegis

Storing 15 majesty

The Hyperlinked Glossararium

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Owner: Glimmers Of Logic

A shifting, colossal cube-like structure, the Glossararium contains a rich index of synergetic infostrands which autocatalogue data, metadata and infradata passing through their web. A user simply has to contact one of the psychonodes to gain access to this library of synaesthetic, synonymic entries on any genre of topic.

  • Palace*: A glowing golden orb anchored midair by monofiligree datawires, pulsing with connective knowledge.
  • Force: A shimmering force field protects against the intrusion of foes, hunger, thirst, sorrow and inefficiency. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Legion: A giant mech towers above the glossarium, its porcelain face serene, its form still, its weapons ready. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Untamed Force: Automated announcements extolling the virtue of the Combine and their glory, during non-sleeping hours. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Intriguing Glint Anki Teams of independent media consultants, more than happy to assist in improving you or your company's public image, or assist in the production of Aethernet content. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  • Wonder: A set of geomantic engines hum gently, tended to by a series of holograms, for use of the visitors or inhabitants of the realm. (Last Lingering Music, III)
  • Miracle: A forest of folded paper. Words are printed all down the trees, and the roots are wires and cables. (Soar Ever Upward, II)
  • Dark Wonder: A domed glasshouse hosting the plant life of the Glossarium. (Desiderata Violet, I)
  • Traders: advantaging Last Lingering Music Semiotic exchange node. Automagic concept trade, sale and marketing. (Glimmers Of Logic, I)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing green The Iridescent Infinity Cube. A holographic mother-of-pearl matrix hovers in a wide inf-pit. Accessing it permits individuals to shape and create objects according to their specifications, forge concepts into reality. (Desiderata Violet, II)
  • Creation: The Automated Synthetic Environment generator. A virtual environment to simulate any location needed or desired, created by any who enter it. (By My Crooked Teeth, I)
  • Masterpiece: A white marble and black basalt hall whose edges are lined in neon light. Within, holographic projections demonstrate the legends of Valtaria and record its histories. (Glimmers Of Logic, II)
  • Forbidden Creation: A gleaming silver coffee machine. The coffee produced is always black as night and sinfully sweet. (Desiderata Violet, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Intriguing Glint Anki An enormous pyramid of glass holds within it the stunning new Flux Wildly Hotel. Stay in the kind of luxury only Flux could previously! Live like the stars! (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  • Synergy: advantaging Whispers of Autumn We are flesh, circuit and bone. We are flow, and dynamism. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Mind Harmoniser: A brilliant new star hangs in the sky, visible day and night. Harmonic crystals in the star receive and convey Aethernet feeds. Tune in now! #harmonise (Ziggy Love, I)
  • Rich Pickings: Opportunity Knoxx! It's so Ziggy! A vast cultural and Aethernet complex. Merchandise mall featuring all your favourite heartisans, holovid studio suites and comprehensive Aethernet coverage - Holovid 12 and Elysium Channel frontlining as ever. Free food and drink! Terms and conditions apply. (Ziggy Love, I)
  • Aegis

Storing 27 majesty

The Infinite Library

Owner: Rain Falls On The Snow

A vast library spanning every room of an enormous building, stretching far above the clouds and descending deep into the earth. The shelves and rooms rearrange themselves constantly, with shifting panels and walls, great robotic arms and vast systems of rails, sorting the library towards a single perfect system.

  • Force*: A smooth silver room that becomes a training hall, office, or library, with a vast armoury concealed behind every wall.
  • Legion: The curator stands as still as a statue, its porcelain face serene. Its hands are knives and its teeth are bullets. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Patient Guardian A group of librarians who sell or trade information on threats and dangers within the Library and beyond (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
  • Wonder: The librarians here are hooded human-arachnid hybrids, climbing a web-network to retrieve books from strange inaccessible geometries. (Orb Weaver, I)
  • Miracle: Plants grow up between the bookshelves whose fruit nourishes and strengthens and allows the eater to control their form, shifting their self towards what they want and what they need. (Spine, III)
  • Traders: advantaging By My Crooked Teeth Library Unification Network. Processes and compresses information for ease of storage and sharing. (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
  • Causality Weld: Data cross-checking and validation systems to ensure integrity of all indexes and data streams. (Crankshaft, V)
  • Creation: Scribes and savants. Beings who tend the library, transcribe the histories, and search out the stories. They tell the stories to all who will listen. (By My Crooked Teeth, I)
  • Masterpiece: A great cascade of open galleries with a waterfall and river running through them, bringing light, life, fresh water and fish to the centre of the library. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Patient Guardian Travelling archivists and indexers, exploring the lost spaces of the library and bringing the different indexing schemes into unity. (Rain Falls On The Snow, II)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing blue A fountain of sapphire gems and pure water that inspires the heart and soul. (Vermilion, II)
  • Synergy: advantaging Patient Guardian Hidden in the depths of the stacks, a triple-faced synth-priest whispers secrets that are contained in no book. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Palace: A webbed shrine holds a copy of this revered biography and holy book: 'Dr Weaver, or how I learned to stop worrying and love biological transmogrification'. (Orb Weaver, II)
  • Advisor: advantaging Bunny Friendly talking robot mice give directions and surprisingly good life advice to explorers and provide food and water. (Bunny, V)
  • Rich Pickings: Leather bound books, old and worn, invite those who read them into warm comfort. (At Dawn And At Dusk, III)
  • Golden Age: enhancing green A unicorn appears across the land, travelling from realm to realm. The people celebrate its presence in art and festivities. (Mariana, V)
  • Reality Exchange: A glowing doorway in every colour of light. (An Endless Falling, V)

Storing 17 majesty

The Ivory Tower

Owner: The Tears Fall Gladly

In the deepest forest lies a city of glass and mirror. At its heart stands an ever-growing tower of ivory. Obsidian rose vine crawls over everything, a painting of all there was, is and will be, shattering the city every eighteen years with its growing weight. Only the tower remains, always.

  • Force*: Rains of crystal and glass come and go, leaving radiant shards and broken hearts behind.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Aadiahe Gold-clad warriors patrol under the pennant of a red apple, fierce and proud. (The Tears Fall Gladly, V)
  • Wonder: A mirror that sings of stories far away, and reveals 'the fairest' to its beholders. (The Tears Fall Gladly, IV)
  • Miracle: From every broken heart, blooms a red rose. The roses sing the only song they know, but the harmony changes. (The Tears Fall Gladly, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Ronan From Homeworld's End and the Sanctuary of Embers, merchants travel the realm, shielded from the glass by great bushes of roses which bloom above their caravans. (Calm Merchandiser, V)
  • Dark Wonder: A mirrored coffin. Stare into it and see the corpse of another self – the sacrifices we make. (Aadiahe, V)
  • Causality Weld: Plant life springs up. Thin roots knitting together reality, turning pollution into beauty. (Crankshaft, V)
  • Creation: A tall, black, glass tower in the form of a chess rook, which is topped with a glowing and changing star. (Subsidiary, IV)
  • Masterpiece: The tale of the apocalypse of liberation. Squamous, blind, albino lizard-monks guard a mechanism that tells of the gateway to dissonance. (End of Hope is Truth, IV)
  • Forbidden Creation: A menagerie behind bars of ivory. Each specimen mid-metamorphosis. Maidens to swans, men to trees, books to tears, never complete. (Claw, V)

Kraken Heights

Owner: Adversity Breeds

A city built on an island of rock, hanging in place above the mists from heavy chains.

  • Palace*: The Mistgate Tower extends out over the mists like a crooked finger made of stone and polymer.
  • Advisor: advantaging From The Source, The Flow Shapeshifting quicksilver visitors from another realm bring guidance to those who embrace the vision of the Flow. (From The Source, The Flow, III)
  • Force: A group of exquisitely armoured undead ceremonial guards. (Bethany, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging From The Source, The Flow Those who approach must cross a rippling, quicksilver lake that encircles the territory. It bears the weight of most, but some sink beneath the surface, never to be seen again. (From The Source, The Flow, V)
  • Wonder: A severed head prophesying the glories of overcoming challenges and conquering adversity. (Vermilion, II)
  • Traders: advantaging From the Source, the Flow Shapeshifting quicksilver merchants offer wondrous items to the relatives of those who offer their minds to the Flow. (From the Source, the Flow, III)
  • Creation: Runes that channel the energy of the mists into shards of mana. (Adversity Breeds, II)
  • Masterpiece: A high court that judges the crimes of criminals in this realm. Those found guilty are sacrificed to the mists. (Adversity Breeds, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging From The Source, The Flow Silver rivers flow upwards to form a mountain peak. (From The Source, The Flow, V)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing blue A fountain of sapphire gems and pure water that inspires the heart and soul. (Vermilion, II)

Storing 5 red mana
Storing 10 green mana
Storing 30 blue mana
Storing 18 majesty

Liminal Discordance

Owner: Carrion Comfort

Fractured obsidian spires howl discordant notes. Lost souls or simply the biting wind? The carcasses of ships tower over the landscape; white sands are littered with broken weapons and bleached skulls. Ice shards (or is it glass?) dance in the air. Sometimes, blood falls in tiny drops. It is the only colour. You can always see, and yet, is always night.

  • Palace*: A tower of bone and steel coils skyward like a DNA helix, sparking lightning.
  • Throne: "Be…/Rain in the desert/Flower and thorn/A moment between what is and what might be." Carved into obsidian. (Carrion Comfort, V)
  • Force: The sacred threshold where the old breaks down and the new begins to form. Nothing and everything. You enter liminality. (Cam, III)
  • Legion: From the wrecks they crawl: Great serpentine shapes, guardians forged of living metal, there to repel those who would wage war here. (Liberator Arclight, V)
  • Wonder: A hall of polished obsidian, where the force of the risen dead is contained, consultable if wisdom is desired. (Bunny, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Patient Guardian The trading outpost is made of starry marble, and the traders trade in knowledge and secrets, never goods. (Illuminating, V)
  • Causality Weld: Small machines rumble through the territory, planting seeds and creating lakes for people to relax and enjoy life. (Crankshaft, V)
  • Creation: A sun rises and sets. Light sparks an ecosystem. Night and day, seasons and weather. Balanced change. (Carrion Comfort , V)
  • Masterpiece: A tower of bone and glass symbolising aspiration. It provokes a purposeful sense of respectful curiosity and contemplative investigation. (Thunder Surrounding, III)

Storing 4 majesty

The Nameless Whale

Owner: Last Lingering Music

A whale made of interwoven wicker, each twig inscribed inscrutably. Wide white ribs hold aloft the structure, dank but bright. Curtains of white threads hang, a susurrus whispering against one's ears as one passes under each strand. Three inches of crystal clear water pools underfoot, gently lapping. Nameless creatures, moth-like, drift in the undertow. Walkways of coral wind across the hollow whale. Marking sigils, or perhaps not, silver fish dart between the reefs.

  • Force*: A river of glass that flows from the hollow eyes of the hollow whale. Tales of sorrow and destruction are recited to the sea beast to continue the flow.
  • Legion: The setting sun shines vermilion against the clouds. It marks a road through the mists between worlds, so that the whale might sing and fly in skies anew. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn The Templar take to the skies on wings of steel and light. You see them coming by the light of their swords through the mist. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Wonder: A parade of mini-elephants singing in mysterious harmony. Those who hear the singing are rejuvenated and gradually transform into their ideal physical form, freed from the tyranny of need and age. (Leaf, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn A porcelain synth-priest collects tales, trades them for laughter. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Creation: A great fish feeding on the smaller shoals, its hide showing spiralling patterns of beauty and insight. (Rain Falls On The Snow, I)
  • Masterpiece: A wicker trellis garden on which grows egg-sacs of baby whales. Porcelain synth-priests tend the gardens. One in a thousand whales grows huge and needs to be taken out to swim in the mists. (Last Lingering Music, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn Obelisks of stone and glass float broken in the air. At the heart of each is a face that whispers scripture. (Whispers Of Autumn, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn A small pool that, when dived into, opens into boundless depths of sea. Scintillating jellyfish glowing in many colours glide its flows. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Palace: Trees tangled into the shape of an enormous clock, each soothing chime a peal of colours. A flush of delicious scents laugh in the pendulum. Fruits that burst into cakes grow in the topmost branches. (Last Lingering Music, III)
  • Throne: A distant whale-song sounds across the whole world. A few of those who hear it shall feel their spirit ignite with a Shaper's spark that shall persist and burn. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Advisor: advantaging Whispers of Autumn A tiny golden elephant gambols through pools and puddles. It dispenses advice in the voice of a family member. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Aegis

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The Obsidian Plateau

Owner: An Endless Falling

An intimidating dark rock face forms the edge of this territory, broken up by paths leading into tunnels beyond. The Draconian people who reside here have made their homes in the very rock itself, not on the arid plateau above. Despite what structures have been built and the low, wind blown trees that flourish upon it, the entire surface feels open, exposed and isolated.

  • Palace*: Strive Ever Upward – An incomplete tower, covered in abstract monochrome patterns. While sometimes the tower changes height, the top is always raw scaffolding.
  • Throne: A dazzling white throne, carved of quartz, broad enough to dwarf any who sits in it. (Pandora Libertine, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Endless Radiance A robed, hooded monk – a different one each day – stands by the throne, questioning those who would lead and thus strengthening their understanding. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Force: A single crag of basalt rises, filled with the warrens of ferocious draconic warrior-poets. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Legion: Within a white stone alcove, a worn leather scabbard bound with white rope hangs in the air. When the land is threatened, invisible blades come forth and defend it. (Mariana, V)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm A hit squad of fashion police patrol, hired from the elite HV12 cadres. They cheerfully provide fashion and accessory tips to all along with gift coupons to help. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
  • Wonder: The sky sometimes swirls with murmurations of birds. (Soar Ever Upward, II)
  • Miracle: A spring of clear water, deep underground, always clean and never exhausted, with no obvious source. (Soar Ever Upward, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn The porcelain synth-cleric sits in a small chantry. It dispenses sage financial advice, and smells of prosperity. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Dark Wonder: A twisted fountain of metal and bone. It spews red liquid which looks like wine, but on closer inspection is blood. (Aadiahe, V)
  • Causality Weld: Plant life wraps around tears in reality, knitting them together, creating new life and beauty. (Crankshaft, V)
  • Mana fountain: enhancing green Trees, laden with golden fruit, infested with biting insects. These consume the mana-infused flesh of the fruit and inject the magical venom produced into the realm's inhabitants, provoking extreme physical changes to their forms. (Orb-Weaver, IV)
  • Creation: A spiralling maze of tunnels that branch and fork in fractal patterns, tracing a new path for every explorer. (Rain Falls On The Snow, II)
  • Masterpiece: At the heart of the rock, under the base of the tower, only reachable by the curious and solitary thee is a cave. An area for contemplation and relaxation with a natural heated spring. (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Soar Ever Upward Travellers find themselves first at The Way Station. There they can find plentiful supplies. On occasion, guides will be waiting to assist the easily lost through the caves. For those wishing to stay longer, there is good food, comfortable lodging and aethernet connected screens with entertainment provided by Holovid 12. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Soar Ever Upward An endlessly tall needle-spire reaches to the vaulted heights of the sky. Around it spirals a staircase. Those who reach the summit find the Benefactor. It will give them what they need to make dreams breathe. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Disaster: The plateau shifts, tunnels collapsing inwards. The ceiling falls in a single room, crushing the fountain, shattering it, and shutting off its fierce light. (Mariana, V)
  • Golden Age: enhancing green A comet appears in the sky. The people rejoice, and usher in an age of wonder and creativity. (Mariana, V)
  • Aegis

Storing 152 majesty

On High

Owner: Endless Radiance

A deep crevasse filled with oily black smoke opens before you. Hanging unsupported within it, almost invisible in the smog, is a mountain carved into an austere, crumbling monastery. Every corridor echoes with whispered arguments and quiet moans of pain. The people's robes and hoods fail to conceal oozing sores, but they are less anguished than angry- at the world, at themselves, at the fact of this life. Their lives are spent hardening and sharpening their minds and bodies; they argue on what is true, what is necessary, and what is right; and they laugh with bitter scorn at the idea they should relax.

  • Creation*: A half-ruined temple-forge where basalt and smoking flame are wrought into blades that kill with a touch.
  • Embassy: advantaging Soar Ever Upward The world intrudes – laughing visitors come to meditate, but also to remind On High that there is a world below. (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Wonder: A great, resonant chamber. When one speaks, one’s voice is amplified tenfold – and sounds ten times more cheerful! (Soar Ever Upward, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Clarity Absolute A small glimpse into the Clockwork Circus, where traders and monks mingle for all to try their luck or lack thereof. (Clarity Absolute, III)
  • Force: A force of warrior-monks wielding swords of flame. (Bethany, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging An Endless Falling Draconic warrior-poets come to study the sword, to meditate, to teach. (An Endless Falling, III)
  • Palace: A spacious temple at the highest point, whose only adornment is a carving at the entrance: a calligraphic ‘why’. (Pandora, the Libertine)
  • Throne: A simple, comfortable chair. The one sitting in it can speak with the monks of On High at any distance; by hearing every viewpoint, debating every argument, their philosophies are refined. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Advisor: advantaging Soil, When Seeds Are Sown Two wretched, shambling figures who greet all they meet with one hoarse word: 'Remember.' (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Aegis

Storing 51 majesty

The Persistent Sojourn

Owner: Trip The Electric

A disorientating mass of corridors and rooms. An office with every surface covered in blank paper, another with the walls covered with riddles. A room in which there may have been a struggle, and one ordered so precisely it almost hurts to move through as if in doing so you are somehow out of place. It feels too quiet, slightly uncomfortable, you feel as if you cannot stay in any room too long. There are not enough chairs.

  • Creation*: The glimpse of a Door in the corridor ahead. Only seen through the corner of your eye.
  • Masterpiece: The perfect chaotic moment: A moment of perfect clarity in a period of confusion. A silence in a noisy crowd. The answer to a problem. (Trip The Electric, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn An inscrutable glossary promises insight into the library, but gives none. An Elephant is engraved upon the cover. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Force: A swarm of hawk owls, fuelled by coffee, guard the skies. (Hawk, II)
  • Legion: A horde of intelligent, friendly rats that are very helpful and happen to be invisible to owls. (Red Tail III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Changing Of The Tide A series of statues placed through the halls, activating to protect the territory when the territory needs before returning to stone and waiting once more. (Trip The Electric, III)
  • Wonder: A coffee mine! Grounds are extracted via marvellous machinery operated by owls. (Soar Ever Upward, II)
  • Miracle: This entire land houses an abstruse mystery: clues take the form of writing on the walls or the words whispered by the wind. Or room layouts. All is a part of the puzzles. It never ends. (Soar Ever Upward, III)
  • Traders: advantaging By My Crooked Teeth A room of vibrant novelties where ideas are exchanged. (Trip The Electric, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Thunder Surrounding An intelligent presence that leaves all in the territory feeling more smart and self-restrained, especially regarding caffeine. (Trip The Electric, II)

Storing 4 majesty

The Proving Ground

Owner: Every Broken Clock

High steel fences encircle the complex, obfuscating activities within the quadrangle but not the humming of machinery. The pictographic warning signs are unflinching in their details. Beyond the gates are darkly verdant greenhouses, shuttered ateliers, and crystal palaces harbouring glowing structures and strange engines. Loudspeakers play gentle music and the engineers that flit between the buildings are always smiling.

  • Wonder*: Harlequin lightning bounds along the earth, coils on the loudspeakers, barks like a dog.
  • Miracle: A glimmering silver craft rests on a launchpad, primed to explore the stars. Its interior is impossibly large. (The Luxophage Sun, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn The porcelain synth-priest peddles outside the locked gates. It trades idols and holovids for whispers and dreams. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing green Full power to the engines! Shovel on the crystal coal and shimmering oil (Desiderata Violet, III)
  • Force: Small whirlwinds of sand and grit prowl the fences protectively. (An Endless Falling, II)
  • Legion: A device of dials and whirring humming that can convert a human to pure energy for instantaneous travel and then reform them hale and hearty. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Whispers of Autumn Brass automata patrol the long boundaries of the fence. Those that meet them are chilled by the glint of their ruby eyes. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Creation: Fog rolls through the grass, snuffles like a dog, leaving droplets of dew. (Every Broken Clock, II)
  • Masterpiece: A console lights up when approached; it makes a low hum while producing the requisitioned supplies. (Every Broken Clock, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn A porcelain synth-priest sits encased in a box of glass. Appropriately authorised operatives may ignore the warning signs and hear its honeyed words. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Synergy: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn A machine of lenses and mirrors that reflects the light of the moon into visions of possible distant stars. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Aegis

The Thunderous Mountains

Owner: Patient Guardian

A mountain range that appears to grow and shift when unwatched. Filled with caves and valleys that are home to small nomadic tribes, forced to move often as the lands around them do. The environment cycles seemingly randomly between long periods of tranquil peace, and devastating natural disaster combined with unnatural growth of predatory beasts. Slowly, the tribespeople are coming together to pool their knowledge and ideas. Each time the disasters come, they are a little more prepared. Each time the predators attack, the traps are slightly better...

  • Creation*: A great ramshackle library, built into mountainous caves, open to all to contribute to and learn from.
  • Masterpiece: A cavernous laboratory, perfect for the analysis of toxins and poisons, and the creation of venoms and antidotes. (Patient Guardian, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Bethany A group of travellers, spreading the philosophy of Bethany’s New World for all to consider and discuss. (By My Crooked Teeth, III)
  • Force: A defence grid of weapons and lasers for training purposes. (Hawk, I)
  • Legion: A roving band of warriors who fight for the defenceless who still have lessons to learn. (Bethany, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Rain Falls On The Snow A force of powerful animals. If you are smart and patient enough, you may find them less hostile. (Rain Falls On The Snow, III)
  • Wonder: Those willing to brave the danger will find new bounties of natural resources to harvest and create with. (Soar Ever Upward, V)
  • Miracle: Scintillating crystal caves that resonate in tune with the thoughts of those who venture within and invite reflection and meditative tranquillity. (Serianna, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Talos A training ground where all may meet to learn and teach each other how to fight and survive. (Patient Guardian, V)
  • Causality Weld: Deepest, darkest caves on the edges of the territory. Those who enter are shown their greatest fears, and given the chance to face and overcome them. (Crankshaft, V)
  • Aegis

Titanquartz

Owner: The Luxophage Sun

Smooth rainbow mirrored stone feels synthetic, in organised blocks and non-organic shapes. Like the view of a city from above.

  • Palace*: The blocks of fractal mirrors show altered reflections in myriad colours as you wander the mazelike path into the darkness.
  • Advisor: advantaging Thunder Surrounding A series of shadows on the edges of reflections, occasionally offering helpful and unhelpful advice. (Trip The Electric, II)
  • Force: Shifting patterns converge into the shape of winged figures. They leap forth as warriors of pure rainbow light. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging From The Source, The Flow A defensive array of ever-shifting silver spines coat any outward-facing surface that an enemy approaches. (From The Source, The Flow, IV)
  • Wonder: A clear pool of water, recursively refracting the surrounding rainbow spires. (The Luxophage Sun, II)
  • Traders: advantaging From The Source, The Flow Shapeshifting quicksilver visitors from another land bring gifts of wonder, and whisper offers of deeper secrets to those who will return with them. (From The Source, The Flow III)
  • Creation: A curious machine that answers questions of fate and destiny, in haiku. (Thunder Surrounding, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging From The Source, The Flow A glittering fountain soars from a quicksilver pool. Eddies and vortices swirl with strange intention. It is unclear how deep are the... waters? (From The Source, The Flow, IV)

Storing 10 majesty


The Unlocked Archives

Owner: Trilogy

Tales of the Unlocked Archives

Lost in a peaceful, still, dark. It's easy - easier than easy - to rise from floor to ceiling between pillars of books with ink-black pages - though rumours say they move to trap intruders, forcing them to read things they’d rather not.

Rooms full of doors and doors full of rooms wax and wane throughout the facility. Relax. Sit on the soft, artificial furnishing and regard the softly waxing moon in the artificial sky and the soft, artificial gardens. Doors beg, plead, that Pandora does not unlock them. Please.

  • Creation*: Something you know is sitting in the large oak guest chair. It knows it will find all information in you.
  • Masterpiece: A vast garden behind secret doors, surrounded by balconies, a quiet place to relax and think. (Rain Falls On The Snow, V)
  • Embassy: advantaging Spine Sapling oaks burst (but never forcefully) from the hollow places between visitors’ vertebrae. Their leaves are messages of wisdom, zeal, and diligence. (Carrion Comfort, III)
  • Force: The Higher Visions educate and teach, instituting all citizens into their staffs. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Hope Balances Five Paper dragons, designed by the researchers of Diverse City in line with descriptions provided by Trilogy. (Hope Balances Five, V)
  • Wonder: Exquisitely changing mysteries carved into plinths exist. The Grand Archive that sits upon these Pedestals never changes and struggles mightily to make you find it, see it, read it. Only Pandora can resist its presence. (Glint, III)
  • Miracle: Soft nooks which shift to suit your will are perfect for learning in. (Trilogy, V)
  • Advisor: advantaging By My Crooked Teeth Pandora’s memories are archived, to help her section off her past, and know from what she should avert her eyes. (By My Crooked Teeth, III)
  • Geomantic Exodus A gateway of trees appears, allowing all those in the territory to move to their new home. (Crankshaft, V)

Storing 16 majesty

The Liberated Skies

Sovereign: Pivot, Facilitator

The Liberated Skies of the People's Combine consist of many islands of matter hanging suspended in the brilliant blue skies. They bluster with strong winds, perfect for rippling through hair and billowing through capes, with majestic banks of clouds that glow orange in the eternal, beautiful sunset. A great steel railway extends in a loop joining the larger islands that contain territories loyal to members of the People's Combine. This Great Railway of Liberty is served by two mighty locomotives, one going clockwise, one anticlockwise, to allow the people of the Combine freedom to travel wherever their purpose is best served.

Those territories that lack the Combine's favour are not connected by the railway, and the skies toward them are perpetually dark with rainclouds. The light of the sunset does not reach there, and the winds are icy cold.

Geomantic Engine Status: Within Tolerances (5/0)

The Armoury Of The People

Owner: Armourer Bolt, of the Hammer Of Progress

A large factory, where workers of the combine produce weapons of war. Anything from large anti aircraft rocket launchers, to combat knives. Airship mounted cannon , to tiny concealable pistols for 'special work'. At the centre lies a large meeting hall, where plans can be made, problems solved, and guests received. Covering its walls are prototypes and examples of almost every weapon the armoury has churned out, neatly arrayed.

  • Force*: A series of machines, near the industrial heart of the complex, churning out weapons parts day and night.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Falconet A force of engineers, loaded with tools and spare parts, to assist repairs. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Wonder: In the meeting hall, joyous songs ring out, lifting the Combine's spirits. (Barrage, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Fluidity A team of administrators bustle around, taking inventories and determining the optimal placements of resources. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Creation: Explosive research labs, developing various exploding devices and weaponry. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Masterpiece: A great banner appears in the meeting hall, bearing the principles of the Revolution. Articles II, XI and XII are picked out in gold, for emphasis. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Fluidity The most perfect break room, where armoury workers can spend their rest breaks in the luxury they deserve. (Crankshaft, III)

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Cerulean Bounty

Owner: Volunteer Abacus, of the Symphony of Purpose
Tales of Cerulean Bounty

A vast, glimmering oceanscape, covered with a huge archipegalic chain of green islands, upon which a joyfully labouring population co-exists with a multitude of rats, cats, and other fuzzy creatures.

  • Wonder*: Ancient leviathans, awakened from a millennia-long slumber, soar through the glimmering waters.
  • Miracle: A monument housing a vast, ever-burning flame, filling the hearts of the people with Devotion. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Axle A dedicated fleet of supply airships bring much needed provisions to the people. (Abacus, II)
  • Causality Weld: A large automaton, devouring pollution. Every so often, a metallic animal is seen scampering away from its path. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Force: Small mechanical creations scuttering about, making repairs and alterations to everything in sight. (Crankshaft, I)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Endless Radiance Warrior-monks from far away display kata, training themselves and those willing to learn in martial arts of grace, harmony and protection. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Untamed Force: A reprogrammed neural stimulator directs the marine predators to attack the enemies of the Combine. (Fluidity, III)
  • Creation: Large wellsprings scatter the ocean, bringing up salvage from the depths. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Masterpiece: A glorious fleet of passenger boats, carrying the people wherever they want to go across the beauteous ocean. (Flare, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Axle A vast universal translator system, allowing all comrades to understand one another, no matter how eccentric a language they speak. (Abacus, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Rebar A mass communications relay whereby RevCorp reports are compiled at a single point. (Abacus, I)
  • Aegis

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The Dominion Of The Tyrant Vanquished

Owner: Liberator Flare, of the Victor Ascendant

A few small settlements each on their own island. Each settlement seems to live by a different ideal, and will try to bring others to their side through force or reasoning. Many of the islands are riddled with carved out mines.

  • Force*: Small red carnivorous birds that hunt in packs to take down enemies larger than themselves.
  • Untamed Force: This is an enormous statue of Liberator Flare, blowing the smoke from her gun. (Switchgear, I)
  • Wonder: Sleek jungle cats prowl the limits, eating intruders and dragging their mana home. (Barrage, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Petrol There will be cocktail Inquisitors making sure industrioclasts are not running the cocktail bars and that people only get drunk on the night before their one day off a week. (Flare, III)
  • Dark Wonder: A party to dig up the EVIL TREE and burn it and the spiders and then have cocktails! (Flare, III)
  • Causality Weld: The Vector: The best cocktail bar in the Combine! Today's special - the End of the Line. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Creation: Ziggy Love Machine. (Ziggy Love, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Spectrum The 'Victory Through Persistence Anew' is the rebuilt version of the famous Homeworld ship, specialised in discussion of Dissonance. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Forbidden Creation: This is an enormous statue of Ziggy Love, wearing fabulous Combine apparel. (Switchgear, I)
  • Advisor: advantaging Bennet Some monkeys which appear as docile pets, but are actually highly intelligent advisors. (Rosie Ratchet, IV)
  • Disruption: A tourney ground where liberators fight each other for propaganda and fame! (Flare, II)

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Emergent Assemblage

Owner: Engineer Cam, of the Symphony Of Purpose

An ever-growing, constantly changing warren of corridors and chambers burrowing into the side of a mountain. A hive of activity, as workers and machines mine and build, constructing what seems at once to be a city and one single, many-roomed house, through which everyone wanders freely. The chambers move around on rails and cranes, constantly interlocking into new patterns. Everything is pervaded by a hum of mechanical activity, thrumming through the walls; nothing is still for long.

  • Creation*: A clattering mining railway that runs from the pit face all around the territory, carrying resources.
  • Masterpiece: An open park, smelling of warm hay. Tiny dragons flicker between the trees. In the centre of the park is a graet plaque, inscribed with Bethany the Steadfast's Principles of the Ideal World. (Patient Guardian, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Pivot A rambling park of assault courses and woodland playparks, where children and adults alike find camaraderie and joy. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Wonder: Glowing crystals grow from the walls, bringing soft light to the warrens. (Barrage, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Abacus A matter composition editor, transforming excess materials into needed ones. (Abacus, II)
  • Force: A fleet of automata, gleaming and efficient. (Fluidity, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Crankshaft Mechanical badgers, burrowing, forming new tunnels for the mine. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Advisor: advantaging Endless Radiance A robed, hooded monk visits every consensus meeting, offering no suggestions, but asking awkward questions. (Endless Radiance, IV)

Storing 3 majesty

Fiddler's Green

Owner: Lieutenant​ ​Balthazar​ ​‘Piston’​ ​Bennet

Two dozen small floating islands tethered together by heavy steel rope bridges. The islands all sport idyllic meadows and small villages with some farmland. A few brooks leap over their island’s edge into the unfathomable depths. The Green is not connected by the Railway and serves as a low-key haven for many people the Combine would rather not think about.

  • Creation*: A large airship hangar under the main island services and repairs flying locomotives for all manner of shady characters.
  • Masterpiece: A centre where all who enter receive the resources and the comfort they require. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Rosie Ratchet A log cabin, inhabited by a young, self-sufficient, photogenic couple. (Rosie Ratchet, III)
  • Force: Anti-aircraft emplacements camouflaged to look as copses as trees. (Piston, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Rosie Ratchet A militia of well-trained sharpshooters. (Rosie Ratchet, III)
  • Wonder: Intelligent and compassionate giant worms burrow great tunnels to form an underground railroad through which many escape the Combine's brainwashing centres. (Orb Weaver, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Crankshaft A spacious airport is constantly busy with essential supplies being transported in and out. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Palace: A noisy eye in a quiet storm. Industrioclasts govern, cave walls ring with joy, the people drink together. It's nice. (If Only You Would, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Rosie Ratchet An old woman, wizened with age, who is an encyclopedia of knowledge on insurgency tactics and survival skills. (Rosie Ratchet, III)
  • Aegis

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The Floating Falls

Owner: Rhetonomic Engineer Fluidity, of the Victory Through Persistence

Hundreds upon hundreds of rocks float in a loose column. The islands never touch, but spiral subtly in their orbits. The smallest bob along hosting a single wizened tree. The largest are too large to map. Flocks of birds fly between nesting sites. Industry thrives on water turbines. Where does the water come from? From the sky, but not as rain. Waterfalls, from trickles to torrents, tumble from island to island. Streams land on one edge and flow to the other. Gushing pillars of water hit islands as they circulate, crushing anything in their path. And when the rainbows start...

  • Force*: Thunderous showers of water pulse down from the islands and pound, roaring, through channels in the stony ground into unseen courses.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Switchgear The "Loyalty in Comrades Returned" airship provides military supremacy in the skies around the Falls. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Wonder: As the waterfalls scatter droplets in the sunlight, they turn into mana and fall to the grass below. (Barrage, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Cam A bar, where comrades mingle, greeting each other cheerfully and exchanging goods. (Theobald, IV)
  • Miracle: Life and love and vitality blooms across the falls as the land erupts into a bright cornucopia of radiant rose blossoms, that shift and change colour to reflect the mood of those who walk among them. (Serennia, II)
  • Creation: Between the cascades are shimmering rainbows that shower glittering blue crystals into lustrous pools. (At Dawn And At Dusk, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Rebar A group of engineers have arrived from a nearby territory. They provide armour and protection for whatever purpose the locals wish. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Disruption: Teams of joyful labourers remove the unnecessary 'anti-brainwashing facilities' and construct buildings for the People's good. (Fluidity, II)
  • Legacy of Loyalty
    • This will be the nature of war and conflict in the Outworld:
    • Conflict exists to improve those who undertake it.
    • Conflict is a manifestation of passion and of principle; only the passionate may instigate combat. Nobody can countenance fighting for a cause in which they do not believe.
    • It is not possible to use Dissonance as a weapon.
    • One may only instigate conflict against opponents who pose a reasonable challenge.
    • Conflict may take a great many forms, not necessarily with words and weapons; dance-offs are encouraged, especially in disagreements over hairstyles.
    • Conflict contributes to the development of personal excellence and technological advancement.
    • Conflict must be initiated against a clearly-defined target; collateral damage, whether to living creatures or to the environment, is impossible.

This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.

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The Flying Citadel

Owner: Captain Maximum Overdrive

A flying fortress, comprised of a number of diesel powered airships lashed together with chains and rope. The engines purr with new life as banners hand from the railings proclaiming The Revolution. Airships carry people from the Citadel to the ground freely and without harassment. This is a place of hope and new beginnings where all are welcome to start anew.

  • Palace*: The Great Sky-market. Here outlaws gather to trade and collect what is needed to stem the tide of the combine.
  • Advisor: advantaging Rosie Ratchet Mysterious figures, hidden by long cloaks and face coverings, whisper words of advice during the new moon phase. (Rosie Ratchet, III)
  • Force: A squadron of bombers flying under their own diesel powered smokescreen. (Piston, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Rosie Ratchet Camouflaged archers with mechanical crossbows. (Rosie Ratchet, III)
  • Wonder: A towering lighthouse shines wondrous light. Flockings of singing whales circle the light and guide the ships of air, land and sea to safety. (Last Lingering Music, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Pivot A team of engineers from afar are distributing mechanical wings to the populace for no charge. All who wish to may fly freely. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Creation: Mechanical birds with diamond hearts. They sparkle and never sing the same song twice. (Ash, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Rosie Ratchet An old fashioned general store, where traders and townspeople gather to exchange goods & ideas. (Rosie Ratchet, IV)
  • Legacy Cascade: A council chamber, for the election of the new Captain. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Beacon: A great spire is raised, near which voices can be heard. **"Blessings upon you, distant brothers and sisters.//We mean you no harm.//Let the gulf between us close, and our People unite.//Together, we will heal."** (ERROR, IV)
  • Aegis

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Freedom's Eyrie

Owner: Lancer Maximum, of the Harbinger of Inevitable Freedom

The peak of a mountain standing tall above the island on which it stands, Freedom’s Eyrie opens up to allow airships to dock. Below it in the mountain sits the great workshop of Invention’s Forge. Swarms of engineers and airship crews scurry about, dodging LibCorp propaganda teams preparing their latest works.

  • Palace*: A great brass statue of an eagle in flight, modelled on the figurehead of the Harbinger of Inevitable Freedom.
  • Force: A flight of eagles, soaring and guarding the skies. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Abacus An elite squad of jetpack wearing liberators, ready for maximum carnage. (Abacus, II)
  • Wonder: Dew forms on the statue of the eagle, dripping into a basin. (Barrage, II)
  • Traders: Advantaging Rebar Among the ships arriving are supply ships, laden down with all the bounty of the Liberated Skies. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Creation: A weapon foundry, upgrading the ships' weapons. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Aegis

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The Heart Of The Machine

Owner: Engineer Crankshaft, of the Heart Of The Machine Tales of the Heart of the Machine

An old airship graveyard. The derelict vessels have been reclaimed, fused, welded together, and given life and function once again. On large open decks, plantlife blooms, creating wondrous gardens, full of wildlife and bountiful vegetation; a place for comrades to relax and bond. Every surface is covered with a multitude of interwoven pipes, cables, wires and roots and throughout the structure the pleasant hum of an engine can be heard, blending harmoniously with the chitter of the wildlife.

  • Creation*: A large metal heart in the centre of the structure, pumping along with the ambient thrum.
  • Masterpiece: A giant metronome covered in intricate clockwork, all twisting together in a dance of unity. (Tableau BOOM!, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Abacus A grand discussion hall where all people may contribute to consensus and harmony. (Abacus, I)
  • Force: A fleet of heavily reinforced airships. (Rebar, I)
  • Legion: An underwater base sits watching for danger or disaster, ready to launch amphibious zeppelins. (Spectrum, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Axle Hidden automated gun placements that protect from ships when the territory is threatened. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Untamed Force: On the upper level of the Heart of the Machine, wildlife and plant growth appears, growing towards the sky. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Wonder: Amongst the airships run rats, clever and quick. They gather mana for the Combine. (Barrage, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Axle Refitted and repaired airships are collected for trade. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Causality Weld: Sound reduction measures in workshops and machine rooms, allowing a maximum of an ambient hum in noise. They pulse occasionally, sending out energy to far peoples. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Dream Foundry: forging Causality Welds for 6 blue and 6 red mana each Beneath the beating heart of the machine is an engineer's workshop, outfitted with all tools imaginable, with the background hum allowing quiet contemplation. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Aegis
  • Legacy of Loyalty
    • This will be the nature of time and distance in the Outworld:
    • Time flows forward, from past to future in a continuous, never-ending stream. Through this passage of time, the world is constantly evolving, growing into new and better things. Time touches all things, building them up and wearing them down over the passage of years.
    • Territories will exist as spaces within an infinite mist. By travelling to the edge of a territory, people can pass into the mist, and emerge in the territory to which they wish to travel, or to a central neutral zone.
    • Someone who walks into the mist without a clear idea of where they want to go will emerge in the place most appropriate for them.
    • Well trodden paths between territories will bring them closer together.
    • This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.

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Invention's Forge

Owner: Engineer Wingnut, of the Harbinger of Inevitable Freedom

Carved into the mountain below Freedom’s Eyrie, Wingnut’s workshop is a warren of twisting tunnels circling around the central forge. A vast room, the forge is a hive of industry; a half-dozen unfinished inventions hang by the forge, completed only when inspiration strikes. The walls are covered in blueprints, with glass cases interspersed between them displaying Wingnut’s finished creations. Rooms for visiting engineers, patrons, and guests fill the halls surrounding the forge, decorated sumptuously. Rumours that a secret room exists below the forge may well be founded in truth, but few have seen Wingnut’s personal chambers or the inventions therein.

  • Creation*: A looming brass automaton built as charming, conversational companion and workshop assistant. The Overseer emits blue steam from his joints.
  • Embassy: advantaging Abacus A small flying droid, informing the overseer of production requests from the Combine. (Abacus, II)
  • Force: A bustling distribution warehouse, funnelling resources where they need to go. (Cam, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging From The Source, The Flow Silver gliders with wingspans of eagles soar around the eyrie, protecting it until its master's return. (From The Source, The Flow, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Rebar Loyal troops of Combine crafters banter and gossip. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Advisers: advantaging Benett A group of businessmen and women in suits made of deerskin. Gives advice on achieving goals. (Rosie Ratchet, IV)

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Liberty Fells

Owner: Volunteer Pivot

A landscape of lonely grey mountains. Towards the bottom of the fells are little villages, cottages made of slate, exuding steam through the brass pipes that link everything in this realm. Coarse brown-green grass covers the ground and moss appears along the walls, facilitated by the damp climate and myriad criss-crossing streams. As one ascends, the plant life starts to fade away until one is left only with the bare mountainside, the wind, and the golden light of the dying sun. And the pipes. Always the pipes.

  • Force*: When under threat, the piles of scree that litter the landscape coalesce into the form of golems, ready to defend the land.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Mariana A first response team, poised to aid those in need should any accidents or mishaps occur. (Yaztromo, III)
  • Wonder: A rainbow breaks over the mountains, and mana forms where it meets the ground. (Barrage, II)
  • Miracle: The pipes extend into the mountains, creating a protective halo which exudes gentle mists to obscure the hidden fortress: a series of chambers full of relaxing steam where all residents can feel (and be) calm and SAFE. (Barrage, III)
  • Causality Weld: Veins of metal emerge out of cracks in the rocks and the mountains, shining brightly despite the lack of sun and holding the realm together. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Falconet The occasional train visits, bringing food and supplies for the people. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Creation: A great hospital researching ways to ease the people's pain and suffering and distributing them. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Masterpiece: The perfect place to see the sunset, with a place to sit and reflect on what brings them joy. (By My Crooked Teeth, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Falconet A train station welcoming any potential visitors from other realms and containing a library and gallery for anyone to learn about other lands. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing blue A fountain of sapphire gems and pure water that inspires the heart and soul. (Vermilion, II)
  • Advisor: advantaging Bennett A library full of talking self-help books which espouse resilience and grit to achieve goals. (Rosie Ratchet, IV)
  • Aegis

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The Mirror

Owner: Liberator Falconet Tales of The Mirror

A grand park, with tall trees that tangle to form a forest so dense it's hard to see through, surrounding a clearing and at the centre of that is a shimmering, reflective lake. It sits at the bottom of a valley, the hills high and canopied around it. Birds song can always be heard from within the woods; their calls are particularly soothing.

  • Creation*: The surface is perfect and ever-clear, but when an individual approaches, the image shifts to a representation of what they most wish to be.
  • Mastepiece: The well of bullshit catharsis: A bottomless pit, which shapers and petitioners may scream into, to dump their emo shit into for free! (Wage Slayv, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Switchgear The new Victory Through Persistence floats in the clouds above. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Force: A flock of bluebirds perch amid the treetops; their songs entrance all within miles, irresistibly. (Fluidity, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Abacus Drill sergeants instilling the discipline needed to work and ignore the birdsong. (Abacus, II)
  • Wonder: In the lake, under the surface, swim crystal carp. Their shed skins gather at the shore. (Barrage, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Pivot Airships arrive, bringing supplies of food and useful crafts to the people. (Crankshaft, III)

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The Perfect Forge

Owner: Fusilier Barrage, of the Symphony of Purpose

A mess of heat and noise, People’s Combine workers diligently bending their heads to the task of producing the finest milled weapons of war.

  • Force*: The searing, red hot forge at the centre, glowing with the purpose of the Combine.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Crankshaft The orders go out and the smiths respond. Medical tools; farming tools; cooking pots are produced. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Wonder: In the quiet area around the forge, green grass springs up underfoot. Trees bend their branches in the breeze and autumn leaves crunch underfoot, bringing a feeling of hope. (Barrage, III)
  • Causality Weld: The forges making weapons of war reduce. Instead the forges turn to making farming equipment and transport. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Abacus A grand computer, efficiently calculating the territory's resource needs and requisitioning appropriately. (Abacus, II)
  • Creation: Holovid 12 Media Aethernet broadcasting tower, bringing the Aethernet and all of Holovid 12's quality shows and media to one and all. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Crankshaft A school teaching mortal disciples and quartermasters their techniques. (Crankshaft, IV) READ ERROR
  • Advisor: advantaging Bennett An old-fashioned radio, which broadcasts advice on surviving harsh territories – also dispenses love life advice. (Rosie Ratchet, IV)
  • Dream Foundry: forging Comrade's Links for 4 blue, 4 green and 4 red mana each Above the glowing heart of the forge an irridescent bubble appears, glinting with prismatic colour. As the works gaze into it, images appear. Slowly, they solidify and float down to the workers' hands. (Barrage, II)
  • Aegis

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Pioneer's Gulch

Owner: Rosie Ratchet

An island of forested mountain ranges, long canyons and open tablelands with rivers full of fool's gold and large game animals roaming throughout. The towns are separated by towering pine forests in endless shade, with skulking flesh-craving creatures awaiting the unwary traveller. The pioneers don't talk much – their pale faces are lined with mistrust, with a ready hand on the shotgun for strangers. In the tablelands, large pumpjacks nod, spilling oil onto the ground, fuel – and drink – for the land's inhabitants.

  • Palace*: A giant gleaming anti-aircraft gun, that hurts the eyes to look at, perched on the highest peak, with a tiny log cabin attached on the side.
  • Advisor: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm Holovid 12 Media image consultants combat the unreasonable and tyrannical propaganda assailing the Territory. Let the truth be free (terms and conditions apply). (Auspicious Paradigm)
  • Force: A troop of templar on elephant steeds patrol eternally, eyes always sharp and carbines always ready. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Legion: A throng of formerly oppressed peasants, liberated from their tyranny, now fight for freedom as their highest principle. (Piston, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Bennett A loosely organised group of smugglers ensure that vital supplies can always reach the people here. (Bennett, IV)
  • Wonder: Endless fields of gold stretching as far as the eye can see. (Violet, III)
  • Miracle: SurvivAll, a newly developed drug to increase strength and stamina and decrease physical sensation, particularly pain. Ideal for facing beasts from the woods. (Scarlett Crave, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Sparks The porcelain synth priest leads its congregation in hymns praising personal responsibility, and an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Creation: A gleaming steel train whirrs across hoverfield tracks that stretch through the gulch. Its engine room has a glowing red heart. Its carriages house plush red velvet all around. Ready to take you where you want to go. Courtesy of HV12. (Intriguing Glint Anki, III)
  • Masterpiece: Franchise Centre 8 outlet store! A glass house on a high peak, providing pioneers with goods and products and collecting market research on a post-mortality soulforged society to feed back to head office. (Thoughtful Spider)
  • Embassy: advantaging Spine A giant termite hill, covered with the shells of dead termites. Good cover for dissidents as the tunnels within are big enough for humans. (Rosie Ratchet, III)
  • Aegis

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The Skyforge

Owner: Engineer Rebar, of the Victory Through Persistence

Tales of The Skyforge

An expansive obsidian plateau towers above the surrounding plains. Geothermal vents drive massive turbines on the surface which power the vast network of factories that surround. Rivulets of molten ore give a fierce glow to the city streets and are forged by the denizens into machinery, weaponry and sculpture.

  • Creation*: The great foundry in the heart of the mountain creates steel beams the size of airships.
  • Masterpiece: A beautiful fountain away from the hustle and bustle of the forge where people can drink and relax in peace. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Spectrum "Shh, We're Sneaking is a stealth airship disguised as a cloud. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Force: A fleet of airships, guarding the Liberated Skies. (Crankshaft, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Piston A great logistics supply organisation. Standing ready to deliver aid to wherever it is needed. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Wonder: Above the vents mechanical birds hover, their wings sounding like the whir of tiny cogs. (Barrage, II)
  • Causality Weld: Broken metal reforged into brilliant glittering machines, stretching to the sky. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Abacus A skyport, wrought of advanced alloys, where engineering supplies are brought in en masse. (Abacus, II)

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The Staging Camp

Owner: Liberator Petrol, of the End of the Line

A sprawling camp of grey-green tents nestles in the foothills of a large mountain range. Moving from the outside to the inner areas takes the traveller through generators, gently purring vehicle bays, the heady noise of a firing range and finally into the central block of large square canvas, marked with the sign of the Medical Core of VolCorp. Off in shadowy corners, surgeons work grafting onto those who would yet live, nothing is wasted, if it can bring another month out of a soldier, then it is done without regard for the long-term consequences.

  • Force*: Great veins of blood red ore protrude from the mountain ranges above the camp.
  • Legion: A garden of remembrance with a statue honouring fallen heroes. There is a plaque describing and honouring Liberator Diesel's sacrifice. A legion of people pass through from time to time, individually, to grieve, but also to remember and move on with their lives. (Petrol, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Sparks An aid and relief force to help those suffering from Dissonance. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Causality Weld: Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian; broken parts are forged anew as ships pass between them. So too, the memories of their crews are reintegrated. There is also a haystack. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Spectrum The airship 'Boundless Horizon' acts as a meeting location for all who wish to use it. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Palace: A solid fort, glistening in the sun on the beach, facing the open waters. A shape stands with open arms welcoming any person who wishes in. A testament to the will of shapers to build anew.(Flare, IV)
  • Advisor: advantaging Cam A building for those who have lost someone to relax with people they can talk to. Also cocktails. (Flare, IV)
  • Aegis
  • Legacy of Devotion
    • This will be the nature of death and the afterlife in the Outworld:
    • When a person's body can no longer support them, due to the passage of time and through decay, as with all things, they die.
    • A person may choose at any point to die.
    • At the point of death, the soul is given a choice.
      • The soul may choose oblivion.
      • The soul may reincarnate; they will retain no memory nor shaping ability.
      • The soul may choose an afterlife. An afterlife can be built for themselves, or for a collective. A soul may join a collective with the consent of all in that afterlife. At any point in an afterlife, that soul may choose oblivion or reincarnation.
    • This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.

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Torque of the Town

Owner: Rhetonomic Engineer Torque, of the Many Hearts In A Fist

A Combine-sanctioned caberet club, that he owns, called Torque of the Town. Faux leather lines everything, including bound tomes on grand heroes of the revolution in the library bar. The sensuous gas lights, powerful incense and plinking piano music permeate the senses and reinvigorates the soul. Not to mention the 'speciality' drinks...

  • Palace: An open, hexagonal podium. Dark marble surfaces run through with veins of strange silver, marked with thaumaturgical symbols. Rumoured to have either trapped and contain the soul of a demon, or be host to a glittering piece of alien crystal, either way, the podium empowers the user, be they dancer, orator, or other.
  • Advisor: advantaging Bennett A cinema that broadcasts anti-propaganda films 24/7. (Rosie Ratchet, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Spectrum The “Alacrative Missive” is a sleek courier vessel that facilitates and coordinates territory-wide communications. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Creation: A statue commemmorating the dead – let their names be never forgotten. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)

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Triumph's Respite

Owner: Liberator Joule, of the Forge Of Unity

A large, mountainous island whose beating heart is a sprawling city of gleaming bronze, and red-brick work infrastructures. Red and golden banners promoting the brilliance of the Combine hang from the rooftops of clustered old buildings on cobbled streets, and uplifting music floats on the wind.

  • Creation*: A gigantic bronze water wheel that churns water and hisses steam, placed in the middle of the plaza.
  • Embassy: advantaging Spectrum The 'Ascent of Freedom' airship hovers majestically, where all can meet, plan, and get to know one another. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Masterpiece: An orchard that stretches over the horizon, lit by the dawn and populated by tiny silver songbirds. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Force: Large bronze eagles, who swoop through the skies, beady-eyed and looking for threats. Very protective. (Joule, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Abacus Comrades riding vast leviathans of the sea defend the seas around the isle, and share tales of their home. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Wonder: A giant statue of a liberator made entirely out of crystal. It's blinding in sunlight. (The Tears Fall Gladly, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Falconet A large sprawling market-place attracts visitors from all over with its cake and tales of liberators' great feats. (Crankshaft, IV)

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Zephyr Alpha

Owner: Liberator Spectrum, of the Thunder Of Salvation

A spiderweb lattice of girders fixed amongst a vast cloudscape by a series of massive turbines along each hexagonal vertex. Below zeppelins hang suspended by giant mechanical armatures, gangways and umbilical tubing. Above dozens of small aircraft sit nestled ready in slingshot equipped runways; alongside hangers, workshops, barracks and more scattered atop its surface. Along every outer surface are a myriad of telescopes, dishes and observation posts constantly probing in every direction. Periodically klaxons and sirens will wail, the deck a flurry of action and motion. Zeppelins releasing their moorings and plummeting into action.

  • Wonder*: With the wail of sirens and strobing light the central runaway opens to reveal a catamaran hulled zeppelin rising from the depths, on its side emblazoned Thunder of Salvation
  • Traders: Advantaging Rebar A drydock where ships can restock supplies, repair, and crews can relax. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Causality Weld: Large, ideologically sound vines cross the chasms in the ground, providing mending to the broken land. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Force: Firefighters with jetpacks. (Spectrum, IV)
  • Legion: Garages and loading bays filled with small specialised craft for every conceivable, and inconceivable, natural disaster or emergency; ready to respond at a moment’s notice. (Spectrum, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Pivot Backup troops wait in zeppelins, ready to help anyone in need. (Endless Radiance, IV)
  • Masterpiece: An intricate model of the whole territory. Cogs and wheels allow parts of the model to move in pleasing patterns. (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Spectrum 'How The Fuck Do You Name An Airship' is a Valtarian Embassy ship. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Forbidden Creation: With the crackle and flash of lightning the wounded or imperilled of Outworld appear, plucked with dramatic timing from harm’s way, with crew on hand to assist and heal. (Spectrum, IV)

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Opportunity In Adversity

Sovereign: Asset Sin, Core Contingency Control

Tales of Opportunity In Adversity

The superplatinum chains are stretching, twisting, breaking. The territories still glitter and gleam in a thousand hues of light, but it’s reflected flames more often than neon brilliance. Greater Opportunity has become a quiet place, many of its citizens choosing to stay within their homes with those they trust. The holovid screens show only one thing, now – the looping Reality Reinforcement Broadcasts, expertly engineered by the ProDyne-trained psychitects from The Sigh and sent through the Aethernet to every available screen to remind viewers who, what and why they are.

The entertainments continue, where possible, albeit in a controlled, engineered precision that is fully utilised to ensure maximum delivery of psychitect-approved reinforcement stimuli and comfort-enhancement impulses. Each citizen is able to access a full range of emotional support via their in-home augmentation and stimulation portal (IHASP), and everyone is reassured that, thanks to the fully integrated surveillance and monitoring systems now in place, nothing can happen without The Core being aware. The data feeds all snake back to The Sigh, where a pale figure sits motionless on a throne of wires and circuits, endlessly processing uncountable inputs and striving to control to dissonant outputs generated by malfunctioning algorithms. A single message pulses from her.

“You are watched. You are protected. You will be restored.”

Geomantic Engine Status: CALAMITY (6131/16)


CALAMITY PROTOCOL EXECUTED.
RECOMPILE COMPLETE.
WARNING: SEVERE RECONCILIATION ERRORS FOUND.
URGENT REMEDIAL ACTION ADVISED.


The Chambers

Owner: Scarlet Crave

Long glass corridors stretch into eternity. Scientists made of bright light are open, bleeding. Flocks of products, having the form of birds, willingly nest in the chambers, test subjects sharing in the excitement of the experience of release. The wider market world is captured inside holovid advertising, projected within the chambers to the exuberant test subjects who are delighted to experience this first hand, gleeful. The story of the chambers is one of a failed product, and it is never told.

  • Wonder*: A neon escalator, glowing in ruby and fire opal, leading to the dome inside the vid screens.
  • Force: A team of spare staff, replacing those taking part in Crave's testing. They don't feel better, or look better - they are not better! (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Ten Count Protecting the graduates of the Ten Step program is critical. Only from them may the excitement that is the supply be assigned. (Ten Count, II)
  • Creation: A pool of crystallised emotion turns into a 'waterfall' of cascading colours. All feeling is sight, and light. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
  • Masterpiece: Vitamin Tears! A sparkling drug, which pops and crackles in the mouth. It strips away all that makes the user happy, relaxed, and able to see the world in bright sparkling colours. Things are not as they should be! (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Razor Fine Duels with razors cut at the flesh of VIPs, in this area for programming them. (Scarlett Crave, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Ten Count The joy and glee of the triple-faced porcelain synth-priest as it brings tears with its trading instruments is so perfect. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Palace: A turreted castle of crimson and yellow, glimmering on the outside with sparks and rippling flames that burn so bright that none may approach. (Mariana, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Ten Count C.Q. is ready for the rest of humankind. Blessed with the fastest metabolism and greatest resistance in the Realm, it MUST be excited. (Ten Count, II)


The Clockwork Circus

Owner: Clarity Absolute

Clinically cut in white steel and black enamel, a three ring circus of every agony imaginable. Watch from the cameras, cheer from the seats, laugh while taking part. For a special fee, look beyond the canvas...


  • Palace*: A hidden room above the high wire, invisible from the ground below, offers the very best view of whatever goes on below.
  • Wonder: Audiences are strung across a gigantic fire pit with high wires. Centred in a towering colosseum, the most daring and skilled acrobatics use them for thrilling stunts, watching the captives with bated breath, waiting for them to cross or… (Glint, III)
  • Creation: An endless maze, a botanical garden with nooks and crannies in which nightmares hide. (Glint, III)
  • Masterpiece: Clowns make you feel worse about yourself. Daily, in the big top, they perform the greatest show in the outworld. In their stunts and acrobatics, they defy death, even when they fall so far. (Clarity Absolute, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Endless Radiance Escape from the riots of the circus! Stewarded by the robed and hooded figures from On High, perhaps there is a way out of this place. (Clarity Absolute, III)
  • Worldbreaker Device: Visions of daring do, precisely performed, not for vengeance, not for spite, but to put a final end to a virus that will not stop of its own accord. Memento mori, every night - and twice on Sundays. All the fun is fair - and all is dust. (Tor, IV)

Storing 14 majesty'

The Complex

Owner: "Talos" Perchik

Seek, bastion, corridors of calm rotating cells. We are your ever-central heart. Complex, knowledge filled traps are shifting, and are your all-containing protection. We, you, an our, it - that is our network. Do. If not? Fine.

  • Creation*: Create! So, in the vaults, the falls. Few are by the central chamber.
  • Masterpiece: An open room, unsafe, unable to withstand the most meagre of threats. Here, people retreat. Here, there is no rest. A place to be slaughtered; a place to die. (By My Crooked Teeth, IV)
  • Force: Our not-armouries, who storm in constant violence, wander upon shifting cannons around the innermost maze. A door to silence gives to death; we and the weapons glitter. (Talos, III)
  • Legion: Weapons sparring, shifting, sanity slides, to a legion of razor defences, and a legion of known redoubts, and a legion of lethal chambers, and a legion of cells, or a legion with traps revealed. (Talos, III)
  • Wonder: Our complex boltholes are juxtaposed, are calm. Without, an owl screams. (Razor Fine, III)
  • Palace: The deathly room stops a last and very open place. Our mechanical interrogation. Perched at its alcoves, fiendish, are secrets donated by those. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Pandora Romanov A central knowledge and/or permission chamber opens, to command the rooms of deadly value. Secrets are suggested. (Pandora Romanov, III)

Storing 15 majesty
Storing 2 red mana
Storing 4 green mana
Storing 4 blue mana

The Cryo Chamber

Owner: Of Many Faces

A blasted, desolate wasteland of ice. The few remaining survivors are found in scattered villages, surrounding campfires that remain constantly lit to keep the shadows at bay. The villages dwell in the shadow of an abandoned underground lab complex that used to span miles. Within the complex, all that remains is shattered mirrors, catwalks made of treadplate and metal gratings, and flickering amber lights. Deep, deep below the surface, cryochambers contain legions of sleeping men, women and children, waiting for the dissonant hellscape to end so they may return to the surface and begin anew. Those who enter in an attempt to rescue the sleepers vanish, taken by the ravenous shadows.

  • Creation*: A five foot monolith formed of worthless pebbles. Discordant music emanates from its depths.
  • Legion: An armoured corps of troops, bedecked in scintillating mirror-fields. They provide no relief from dissonance. (Hand, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Thoughtful Spider Perfectly selected, perfectly enhanced for maximum performance: an elite. They cascade through the chamber, ceaseless murder beasts. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
  • Wonder: Auroras dance: a rainbow fuel enhancing performance. Colours are a relief. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Trojan Force Soylent Force offer out the greatest technology. It can do anything, except keep back the shadows. (Trojan Force, IV)
  • Advisor: advantaging Diamond Mantis A duplicate self to bounce ideas off of through the maze of consciousness. (Mirrored Symphony, IV)

Storing 1 majesty


Deadquarters

Owner: "Felicity" Grim

A strange, eerie village with thick slate roofs, rows of neat vegetables, and orchards with sour trees that bear no fruit, occupied by the living dead. The Pre Processing Plant dominates the landscape. The chimneys of the cremation plant suck from the sky foul-smelling smog. Enormous gates open to allow out the many hearses which are constructed by the hardworking employees of the Pre Processing Plant. The charming, multi-storey columbarium stretches up towards the sun, growing smaller and smaller as the bodies of the dead are unburnt so that they may block the main thoroughfare. Crowds of the unliving walk and ride out to their new unlife. The words ‘Grim Pre-Processing’ are emblazoned on the side of the building.

  • Creation*: The Boardroom of Grim Pre-Processing, a sleek mahogany panelled room, a long central table bordered by leather chairs.


Mare Dissonantiae Command Centre

Owner: Aether

In the centre of Opportunity, close to everywhere, this territory hangs: a bright and terrible sun. In its totality, it is full of life, covered in gases, objects everywhere on its scattered surface. Command plateaus hover all over the surface of the sun, populated by animate statues made of diverse materials, different in every detail. The animate statues form a fragile, single-copy mystical biological network, hosting a myriad alternate realities where the spirits that animate the statues live.

  • Palace*: On each plateau, a modest wicker chair gives access to the alternate worlds, but grants no administrative functions over any of the territory.
  • Advisor: advantaging Dahlia Twist A mystical transmission to the realm which releases billions of spirits per day. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
  • Force: Wily and wise ghosts, summoned when necessary, guide visitors and drive back malicious spirits. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Talos A contract has been placed with the Margin Drivers, allowing them to use the mystical alternate realities to travel across Opportunity. (Diamond Mantis, IV)
  • Wonder: Over each portal through the World Between Worlds, a glittering canopy of delicate etched sandstone has formed. The best surreal sensations filter down on those who pass underneath, uplifting and focusing them. (Deisderata Violet, III)
  • Miracle: Magical Glee! The perfect magical enhancer for a stunningly magical space! (Scarlett Crave, III)
  • Creation: A series of instant travel portals, which pass into the World Between Worlds, and hence are capable of transporting one directly to any part of the sun's surface. (Diamond Mantis, III)
  • Masterpiece: A series of quality of life sensation downgrades have been applied to the territory. Nobody can break out from this area; petitioners are refreshed and put down. Time for no comfort. (Flick LaLune, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Thoughtful Spider A shared web of arcane threads allowing Protean Dynamics warlocks to collaborate more efficiently. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
  • Synergy: advantaging Flare Infinite octahedrons, transparent and colourless, cling tightly to the surface of the territory. Their faces are blank, until an old person comes to it, and then their surface shows a black mirror, reflecting every regret of their life. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Worldbreaker Device: In a forgotten corner of the sun, a diorama of a moon populated by robots and virtual worlds sits on a plinth. A message on a plaque reads: THAT ONLY A BEGINNING. (Soil, When Seeds Are Sown, IV)

Storing 17 majesty

The Eventful Horizon

Owner: The Void

The physical plane alone cannot contain this capacious, multi-dimensional structure. Split between realities, the Eventful Horizon coalesces into a solid, dense, black form. The kaleidoscope that surrounds it disappears as soon as it touches the boundary of the territory.

All incoming information, be it visitor or message, is taken in like one imagines light is taken into a black hole. It is ripped into pieces and compressed until it ceases to exist.

There might have been a slogan once. Now there is nothing but white noise.

  • Creation*: Sometimes a piece of information manages to escape the pull of the void and is tossed to the waiting colours.
  • Force: An autoturret with advanced facial recognition software and voice activation. It will not recognise anything put in front of it. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Legion: A group of researchers can’t stop staring at the black mass, making notes that look like nothing more than scrawls.(Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Enrapture: advantaging Wing A deep crack in the ‘below’, as much as those terms make sense anymore. (Wing, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Scarlet Crave A series of towers surround the space. They are tall and imposing. Their purpose is unclear. It hurts to look at them for too long.(Scarlet Crave, IV)

Storing 1 red mana
Storing 10 majesty


Falcon News Lounge

Owner: Peregrine Suede

A huge Brass Falcon rears back in the cormorant of a large Mahogany rook. Wings spread wide and glistening in the open fulmar lapwing. At its firecrest is an unremarkable news dunnock that, strangely, extorts a fieldfare of credibility. Over a loud sparrowhark the NBN twite plays booming: "Good eidar… I’m Peregrine Suede. *falcon call*", followed by smooth Jackdaw. Around the barnacle goose of this modest dunlin, the feral pidgeon is littered with cuckoos, plush velour treecreepers and empty and broken glass buzzards. The snipe of fermented nightjar and burned smews arouses the siskin and stings the eagle.

  • Palace*: Small flying “Eyass” dippers, laden with ice gulls, dock into the Falcon’s wings supplying a constant francolin monitoring your breaking nightingale.
  • Force: A dissonance shielded auk to evac and aid chiffchaffs in danger (Spectrum, IV)
  • Wonder: A large glass shag of 'The Apalis Formerly Known as Peregrine Suede', beautifully lit with colourful linnets. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
  • Creation: The Honey Buzzard of Arté Bastardé: Artisanal Shaping for the bespoke doves (Flick LaLune, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Scarlet Crave Flycatcher and costuming support from Crave's Cisticolas! (Scarlet Crave, IV)

Storing 3 Majesty


Force Majeure

Owner: Trojan Force
Tales of Force Majeure

A waking dream of halogen and glass and liquid crystal and sight and towering verticality, with no quarter given to practicality or the physical. Under all this all-consuming neon-nightmare glare - light with weight! heat with strength! - the only thing that feels real and safe from dissonance, and the only way to survive, is the physical, the primal, the glory of the body and the material.

  • Palace*: Trojan Tower; where contestants-turned allies huddle together in the seething luxury of the Penthouse, finding new strength and meaning together.
  • Advisor: advantaging Switchgear The unmarked aerostat could nominally display any number of messages. All it reads now is ‘’PRODUCE PRODUCE PRODUCE’’ in gently hazing letters. And then one more word: more. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Force: It’s reconfiguration time! A team of experts from Protean Dynamics employ supplements, exotic hormones, and less identifiable molecules to make inhabitants fit for the new world. Are those who consume Soylent Force still people? (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Untamed Force: One thousand lucky beasts win "Dr Weaver's Develop Your Own Higher Consciousness’ kits. Their new-found cunning and artifice destroy many expensive buildings - and what they raise in their place ... (Orb Weaver, II)
  • Legion: The boundaries between people, buildings, handlers, beasts begin to fray and corrode. Enough unreality and flux, and anything can be transport, passenger, army, or destination. (Thoughtful Spider, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Bunny Fizzing columns of static, swathed in rags and ruin, howl wordlessly for Trojan Force, Bunny, and, well, everything they see around them. They’re pretty OK with how things are, honestly. (Bunny, III)
  • Wonder: The image of Trojan force is scrawled in reinforcing imagery and crude texture-mapping across the glass of the Tower. This pec a reinforcing strut; this tendon an emergency brace; this smile a leering gargoyle. (Trojan Force, II)
  • Causality Weld: A team of bio-engineers wield counter-dissonance technology as a cold immutable scalpel, to triage the fighters of Force Majeure. What remains will be fighting fit! (Crankshaft, IV)
  • Creation: Space and distance soften like taffy; beasts that were ‘’down there’’ suddenly ‘’up here’’, uncomfortably close. Protean Dynamics … approved? (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Masterpiece: A gaggle of the still-coherent Euphoristai seek beauty and tomorrows in the dissonance around them. What is a mind in such a world? What is a body? (Thoughtful Spider, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Dahlia Twist A great mouth that tastes, tears, gnaws with teeth like stelae of television noise; its discerning palate separates the blood and carnage into useful NBN programming. (Dahlia Twist, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Thoughtful Spider The sky is dreams and light and motion. Those who look upon it see inspiration - of a kind found only in this new world. (Whispers of Autumn, III)

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The Gearhouse

Owner: Chain Dog

A grand chainsaw juggling liberator-statue, with iron spiked rotating colosseum, adjustable platforms, and acres of vibrant audience seating.

  • Palace*: Mighty advertising, the throne of which is a large stylised spiked back.
  • Advisor: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm A gear pampering the stars with a HV12 Media complimentary image management team, haircare, and makeup. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Desiderata Violet The Body Modifications Of War: dogs roaming The Gearhouse armed with gangs and heavy belt fed weaponry. (Desiderata Violet, II)
  • Wonder: Upon one of the rotating chainsaws, a platform of sculpture, pain rotating into anguished spikes. This is form made manifest. (Cornea, I)
  • Creation: Relentless red ruin that discreetly recycles mechanical rats into waste products. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Fluidity A valuable materials production facility where huge swords from across the Realms are shared. (Rain Falls on the Snow, IV)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing blue Wall of Designs: names of champions carved into the victors above the walls of the names. (Desiderata Violet, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Fluidity A roving circus of the deceased. (Rain Falls on the Snow, IV)

Storing 17 majesty


The Grottos

Owner: Skyshock Sigma

A world of the uncertain negative space between clouds and stone, in the internal reflections of gemstones and in the laggy afterimages of lightning. It is at once as wide as an ocean and snug as a tomb - distance becomes difficult to judge in the roil of warm air and lightning-sparked clouds. Moss-like deer (or deer-like moss?), with horns difficult to distinguish from lightning, are bravely pursued through soft clouds of blue and purple moss by barefoot hunters.

  • Wonder*: The Empyrean - A slick of hue and saturation and brightness seeps through the clouds, surging through colours not easily describable. Those who touch it pass into legend.
  • Traders: advantaging Diamond Mantis A digital network offers packet-loss-ridden images of bread, meat, water; they are nonetheless capable of sustaining human and animal alike. (Diamond Mantis, III)
  • Force: Artifacted storms of chrysoprase teeth, agate fur, and heliotropic tails. Very friendly. Coming closer. Do not bite them. (Red Tail, III)
  • Creation: Rhythms of unseeable light pulse beneath the surface of the water. (Skyshock Sigma, III)

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Holovid Towers

Owner: Vox

A gloriously appointed apartment block, full of hopelessly intermixed hot water and hard light. Holovid 12's digital office suites, and the cellars for their databases are beyond the dreams of mortals; not a judgement of their quality, so much as their comprehensibility.

  • Wonder*: Audience members of HV12, crystallised into green mana when they reach Holovid Towers.
  • Traders: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm Spiders return customers’ time to them, spinning it at great speed from returned merchandise, from returned store staff, so that they can buy it back at much high quality. Flux Wildly says - there has never been time before! (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
  • Force: Water falls. It cascades from nowhere and to nowhere, and is a source and a sink for Holovid Towers. There is a water slide also. (C60 2AT8, I)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm A Holovid 110 management team are here! To ensure that all are given? (Auspicious Paradigm, IV)
  • Creation: The new and exciting 'Flux Wildly Theme Park'. Exciting rides, fairytale castle, and new Flux Wildly museum. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm Quantum transportation packet loss shatters fans so they may visit all the greatest stars in the Outworld. (Auspicious Paradigm, III)
  • Palace: A crate of loosely packed synth drives, interfaces engineered to maximise neural impact. (Last Lingering Music, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm A blasted suite where you might be able to meet a meet a corporate executive. Might. (Auspicious Paradigm, I)

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Mesto Bruit Boutin

Owner: Tableau Boom - UPDATED*

A bustling metropolis of noise and music; garbled tannoys from just round the next corner, speaking words noone quite said; the memories of colour and graffiti bleeding through everything above them, a riot and palimpsest and memorial of every changing hue. The only place of silence is the city theatre.

  • Palace*: The city theatre. Almost life from around Outworld is lived out here; at least, so the players claim. Truth is optional when narrating your own tale.
  • Advisor: advantaging Orb Weaver A memory of spider legs and spider words, in azure and paper, of desire and the inferno, before an abandoned, faded market stall. (Orb Weaver, IV)
  • Force: The air burns without heat or flame that any can see. (Tor, IV)
  • Wonder: An edible mural smears across colour-washed worlds, changing whenever you turn your back on it. It shows what viewers wish - video, sound, painting - and they realise that parts of themselves have become embedded into it, with anyone passing adding to it too. To be part of it is to become connected, shared, enlightened. (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Flood A street. It is deserted and empty. It is tightly packed with change, sound, colour, scents. It is both. (Tableau Boom, IV)
  • Creation: Apples - ignored, gone shimmering cider and rotten thunderhead - pile up in drifts around the feral orchard trees. (Tableau Boom, IV)

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The Pitch

Owner: "Debts" Mett

A low rise, dirt covered and inexplicably rusty metal building sits between the territories of Opportunity Knoxx, both there and not there. Windowless and blindingly lit by flickering white light fixtures, through the sole looming door lies a bar. Everything is made of either solid leather or steel, reflecting the bright light. To one side lies a staircase to the lower floors, a huge empty warehouse with a single floor grate. To the other side a plain wooden door labelled “REDACTED Suite” known only to Mett. Rumours say they keep an extensive collection of mementos from failed past deals. Others say this too is empty.

  • Force*: There is the shadow of a sprawling creature. You cannot see it’s body, if it has one at all. It prowls after other shadows but never touches them.
  • Legion: Monsters hang from the ceiling hooks, motionless and unbreathing. (Talos, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Calm Merchandiser A hardy set of bartenders whose drinks are poisonous. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
  • Wonder: Ice formed chandelier that hovers in the central room, bearing an ever growing light that seems to be melting it by the moment.(Flick De La Lune, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Calm Merchandiser Wagons upon wagons of broken weapons and useless armour. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
  • Creation: Book of plans and 100 ways to fix your territory. It is empty. (Typhoon, IV)

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Self Portrait

Owner: Volunteer Switchgear, of the Victory Through Persistence

Tales of Self Portrait

A crude, gigantic plasticine model of a lush grassy landscape, no good for living on, is split down the middle. A twine model of a canyon (yellow string) filled with storms (black string). The skyline is dominated by an enormous papier-mâché statue of Dynamics desperately reaching over the edge of the canyon, grabbing the hand of a Volunteer, preventing her from falling.

The statue is hollowed out and the interior lit with fairy lights to show splotchy fingerpaintings of epic stories from Dynamics’s past. Dynamics’s head is inaccessible, but rumour says it contains splotchy fingerpaintings of those who matter most to him. The Volunteer statue is completely accessible and there is nothing inside.

  • Force*: Liberator Dynamic's slightly limp papier-mâché sword.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Axle An army of life sized crude clay statues of Leverage move around, aiding the citizens. They will obey any command given by Volunteer Switchgear. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Traders: advantaging Barrage The statue of the Volunteer is crumbling into dust. Citizens find the dust and sell it for profit, profaning any sacred weight it had. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Creation: A giant statue of Comrade Cam, poised to heal comrades. At the base, fake medicines made of food colouring and sugar allow citizens to pretend to heal themselves. (Leaf, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Trojan Force A small wooden shack. Inside there is a person who offers anyone who visits them to “learn to punch real good”. Nobody listens to them. (Trojan Force, IV)
  • Palace: An edifice of chalk, in the rough shape of a whale. Wind whistles through in quickly-fading song. There are moths, but the words upon their wings cannot be read. (Last Lingering Music, I)
  • Throne: The "Final End of Infinite Dawn" airship, resplendent in green, royal blue and yellow, flies above the land, declaring an end to Freedom. (Switchgear, III)
  • Geomantic Exodus: The wind rises. The stars realign. They move into an incomprehensible new configuration, from which no course can be plotted. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Titanic Coup: The full force of an unfamiliar propaganda fleet flies through the sky, the message of SERVITUDE and OPPRESSION echoing throughout the sky. (Switchgear, IV)
  • Aegis

The Shining Vaults of Splendour

Owner: Flick LaLune

A glittering realm that is increasingly hard to remember the appearance of, the bone-carved city stands alone surrounded by wine-dark murky sea water. Everything is fleeting. Things are made and forgotten in snapshots, trends and fashions accelerating. If you can’t keep up, you are forgotten.

  • Wonder*: Fluttering birds with mirror-sheen feathers plumet into the dark water below, disappearing without a splash.
  • Miracle: A double-sealed vault where something is stored. (Flick LaLune, IV)
  • Force: A fierce fashion contest rages, petitioners outdoing each other with ever more elaborate outfits. They don’t realise their outfits are made of trash. (Talos, IV)
  • Creation: Lightning flashes in time to the music. The Pulse reaches the hearts of the Pedestrians andthey feel... they feel... nothing at all.(Skyshock Sigma, IV)
  • Masterpiece: A holodeck where one may envision the entire collection of Oppotunity’s dissonant petitioners. (Flick LaLune, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Soil, When Seeds are Sown A concrete cube building. Within, strange and shambling ambassadors communicate in sign language with the air. They dance alone and silent. (Diamond Mantis, IV)

The Sigh

Owner: Asset Sin

You are already here. Above the territory, the no-colour dome of the firmament is riven by glimmering phosphenes, that sigh and shine and frisk visitors for storms of contraband purple neon light. Past them, tunnels rise sharply through the grounds towards a hint of a tower, a glimpse of an electrical storm. In the centre of it all, in bright shining black - The Point, Sin’s own home.

  • Force*: The choice of compliance is always offered - those who reject soon find the light goes rancid and halogen, and then the world around them slowly disappears. Where does it go?
  • Legion: An armada of zeppelins approach. Putting out fires, or starting them? Triaging the wounded into what categories? Evacuating civilians to where? The familiar becomes strange, uncanny, threatening. (Spectrum, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Trojan Force Muffled boombox music playing faintly in the distance. Peace is kept, but who is to see it? (Trojan Force, IV)
  • Wonder: A synthetic, living tower beats against the vaulting dome of the sky. To enter it is to escape from life, from the mirrored dancing lightning - but no. This is a place of music. A place to dance. To feel. Rave on through the darkness as long as you want. Are you safe here? (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
  • Creation: A cell with high-fidelity wireless links and interfaces to all that occurs in the rest of the territory. What insight is there to be had in such awareness? (Thunder Surrounding, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Flux Wildly Flux Wildly© Mortuary Services. Pamper. Treat others. BE NOT. (Flux Wildly, IV)

Storing 72 majesty

The Slaughter House

Owner: Wage Slayv

A deserted ramshackle fighting arena in the urban sprawl, blood spattered spikes and graffiti begging for help on every surface. There is a soft murmuring here that is almost peaceful, unless you listen too closely.

  • Force*: A tattered besuited mechanical grim reaper, harvesting the blood & organs of the dead to turn into mana. It seems to be juddering and getting stuck more and more often.
  • Legion: Sunken into the earth, the ancient warmachine slumbers. Children climb upon its armoured skull and fall asleep there. Birds nest in its cannons, also slumbering. It sleeps, and dreams of prosperity in its mechanical circuit-soul. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Trojan Force The AVoid Rangers: A squad of combat and recreational drug infused warriors sent to fight and entertain the masses. They wander aimlessly, having forgotten their purpose. (Trojan Force, III)
  • Wonder: Ghost tigers with lasers on combat drugs that prowl the arena, never doing more than pacing. (Wage Slayv, III)
  • Miracle: A spa which doesn’t seem to return people to who enter. (Mariana, IV)
  • Creation: The danger zone, a medical facility where cybernetic combat enhancements and healing are provided. Their healed patients are infected with a virus that spreads via bloodshed. (Wage Slayv, III)
  • Palace: Rotted wood and iron ziggurat, adorned with empty armour and old slogans. (Thunder Surrounding, III)

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The Thousand Shards Of The Self

Owner: Razor Fine

A jagged landscape made entirely of cracked shards of mirrors that rise out of the ground ‘Fortress of Solitude Style’. The whole area is based on the idea that every surface you look at will show you the worst parts of your personality, but especially the central fortress where you are followed by a servitor made up of your more subservient self offering commentary on your actions.

  • Wonder*: A great hall of mirrors that surrounds you with hundreds of alternate selves, filling your ears with criticism and lies.
  • Force: A large quantity of trash, nets and broken bottles gather in the bay. People desperately try to clean the bay to little effect. (Petrol, III)
  • Legion: A combat centre, where the lowest of the low of opportunity shows come to train and take part in nonsensical cross-over events. (Razor Fine, III)
  • Creation: A production studio creating a show ‘Comrade Razor’, a confusing mix of satire, propaganda and expose of the Combine. Dedicated to Comrade Fluidity. (Razor Fine, III)
  • Masterpiece: A giant forest of wasps. Just wasps. In which the hit show ‘Citizen Walker’ will be filmed. A fish out of water comedy starring Juniper trying to run away from wasps. (Razor Fine, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Scarlett Crave Vitamin glee is produced and distributed on a massive level, keeping the population numb and unresponsive. (Scarlett Crave, III)
  • Palace: A giant duelling ground filled with mirrors which produce simulacra. You can duel yourself or duel the reflections of other visitors. There is no exit once you enter. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging From the Source, the Flow Shapeshifting, quicksilver visitors from another realm, to preserve what can be preserved from a collapsing world, and to offer what help they can. (From the Source, the Flow, IV)

Storing 11 majesty Storing 10 red mana Storing 6 green mana

The Underworld

Owner: 2²

Underground. Which ground? Oh, you know. Miles upon miles of concrete tunnels evert and ramify like tentacles around anything that moves too slowly through the dark, disgusting, tunnels. The party is so hot it burns, and it is HAPPENING.

  • Palace*: The Oil Derrick: Pump and dump baby. A weirdly slick rave pit where subtext, winking euphemism, and flushed reality shudder between each other in glitchy ecstasy.
  • Wonder: The Karma Chameleon. It stands, and all the world around it begins to assume its colours and textures. (2², II)
  • Traders: advantaging Scarlet Crave The substance of the everyday is refined, improved, cut with something dark and hot. It relieves dullness, alright. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
  • Force: Glitchily rendered sexbots - ripped from Protean Dynamics - clip through visitors, offering obscene and beautiful new specifications for how to love and how to fuck. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Scarlet Crave A station promising transport links (delayed - dissonance on the lines) and First-In-Never-Out communication across Opportunity in Adversity. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
  • Creation: A thicket of glowing, tooth-edged gaps in reality. Out with the old, but still in with the nostalgic - arrivederci. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Scarlet Crave Towers of light develop through and between visitors, pulsing and communicating. (Scarlet Crave, IV)

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The Vale of Splendour

Owner: Synderella

A backyard realm of exceptional allure; big columns of fresh closure in brilliant blossom of all shades besiege the squirming crowd of vegetation that form the apartment of their sweetheart, the Breathing Dwelling.

  • Creation*: Cowards and reds that advance and bloom in her aftermath, luminous blossoms that bloom at every stride: her dominance strengthened.
  • Force: The Synders Convention Of Fads. A beautiful dorm with brilliant lawns populated by bright silver blatherskites and avalanches of bright drink appearance. An apartment for the accomplished architects of allure. From Cpportunity, with affection. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Wonder: Synders' advanced appearance is a big accomplishment - appraisals are colossal. (Desiderata Violet, II)
  • Aegis

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The Warren

Owners: "Lace" Nichols

An ever-shifting back-alley of spirals, wares and slumhouses. Walking in a spiral will inevitably take you deeper in any direction, past denizens of smoke, shopped dubiouses, and eye-like enemies. Do not hope that you meet someone; nobody is willing to give you directions to the exit; you will outstay your welcome.

  • Force*: The Neighbourhood Watch - Bats, playing baseball. Street thugs made of guns and knives, bristling. They are eager to be used.
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Trojan Force Dissonance, defending against stalwart muscleheads who stand against the realm. (Trojan Force, IV)
  • Wonder: Hidden doors that lead to perfection. You should not be shown where they go. Always visible to 'Lace'. ('Lace' Nichols, IV)
  • Traders: advantaging Asset Sin Raiding shiners, drops of liquid chrome who take what they can. (Wage Slayv, IV)

Wonderland

Owner: Miss Marina Montague

Dreaming of a bright, abundant, but unseen oasis forms the culture of this place. Citizens are educated about the oasis through dry descriptions and abstract illustrations; they live in grey, featureless cubicle, consuming only this. Cutting edge fashion, technology, poetry, agriculture, medicine, military training, and art: all these things are impossible with no stimulation except the endless promise of an unseen utopia. Nobody improves; nobody socialises; “Bliss” is unheard of. Yet, every citizen is fed, clothed, and housed - but never truly entertained. It falls far short of paradise. No diplomatic relations exist between this territory and others; at least they are not bad relations. There is nothing to exchange, only the endless monotony of dreamed Wonderland. It is a kind of peace, never disrupted; now, darling, there is no party to get on with.

  • Wonder*: Irrigated gardens link each cubicle, bringing each morning a cascading waterfall that soaks each inhabitant, bringing drowning to the population.
  • Traders: advantaging ¡Exclusiva! An information receiving station. It takes in data from far away, sent by ¡Exclusiva! There is also a terminal which displays specific rumours about other territories. (READ ERROR UNDEFINED PARAMETER, IV)
  • Creation: Huge withered bushes, covered in dirt taken from tracts of land, heavy with unripe, dry, flavourless berries of an unknown variety. (Wage Slayv, III)
  • Embassy: advantaging Dahlia Twist NBTV Programming: Maramax Movies – Aethernet Streaming, Never Available (Marina, III)
  • Force: An invading force of individuals of many-varied appearances and ambiguous genders, dressed in full-length tunics that cover their arms and legs. Black bow ties, animated like butterflies, follow behind them. (Thoughtful Spider, III)

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World Monitor Weekly HQ

Owner: ¡EXCLUSIVA!

An elegant scoop, all in skyscraper. Mirrored glass, of course. The glass of Headquarters World Monitor is as transparent as its reporting weekly – which is to say, not very. There’s subdued and ordered practices inside, as the employees analyse bustle and consider its potential data.

  • Force*: A team of biomantically enhanced applications are intercepting – and editing – encrypted assistants on the messages.
  • Wonder: Banks of airwaves and screens capturing everything that happens in Camera World Monitor Weekly. If it's happening, HQ has the ¡EXCLUSIVA!! (Desiderata Violet, IV)

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Zenon 8 Business Park

Owner: Thoughtful Spider

Tales of Zenon 8 Business Park

In the centre of this territory, there is a crude painting of a forest of trees, painted in bioluminescent acrylic. There is a small sign that says “Trees”. There is a storefront here, in which hollow elephant trunks are sold.

By the painting, there is a small plinth, on which there is a card that says “businesses coming soon for discreet service xxx”.

By the plinth, there is a hot fire, and a selection of 20,000 brands to sear hot upon your flesh.

There is a connection here, to the root of satisfaction - a walkway that leads out and up and into the painting itself. It is blocked by surveillance technology.

The rest of the territory is a gallery.

  • Creation*: A small figure painting of a place called The Nidus. It’s too small to see anything.
  • Masterpiece: A sign that says “exhibition of spider’s silk, coming soon”. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Embassy: advantaging Scarlett Crave A gift shop staffed by gleeful workers. (Scarlett Crave, III)
  • Force: Carved from marble, a statue of a cybernetically enhanced security operatives. Still, motionless, it cannot protect. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Legion: An empty space on the wall. A small sign says “portrait of suppliers, watercolour, removed for restoration”. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Trojan Force Carved from clay, in this exhibit a team of “Trojan Trainers” are depicted in a display of exuberant tuition. (Trojan Force, III)
  • Wonder: A beautiful painting, the size of a wall, which depicts wide open, beautiful parkland. The painting is disquieting, and it disrupts any sense of peace and contentment. It inspires unexplainable thoughts. (Scarlet Crave, IV)
  • Miracle: A large, abstract sculpture carved from ice, which is hot to the touch. When you touch it, it tastes like a treat. (Trojan Force, II)
  • Traders: advantaging Dahlia Twist An immersive theatre installation, paid actors sell “branded merchandise” in a crude replication of a shopping outlet. (Dahlia Twist, III)
  • Palace: Pods are set against the wall. A sign says that they give those who step inside the mental, physical and emotional benefits of ten hours of sleep after just one ten-minute session. When people enter, only liquid emerges. They do not.

(Thoughtful Spider, II)

  • Advisor: advantaging Scarlet Crave A wooden board, on which is carved arrows pointing in many directions. The arrows form figures and a strange alphabet in an unfamiliar tongue, recording democratic decisions made about day-to-day and long-term business. (Scarlet Crave, IV)

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Legacies Unwritten

  • Iron Fist, Velvet Glove
    • This will be the nature of rulership and authority in the Outworld:
    • Authority has no metaphysical power.
    • It is granted from the low to the high by individual will, though social norms will enforce consequences on those who dissent.
    • Rulers have no inherent restriction on their behaviour, and may act as their power and inclination allow.
    • Their span is ended by revolt, whether peaceful or otherwise.
    • Authority stems on the surface from strength of word, but at its essence through strength of arms.
    • This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.
  • An Open Hand
    • The following things shall be banished and excised from the Outworld:
    • Nothing which is posssible is forbidden.
    • This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.
  • Rules of Engagement
    • This will be the nature of war and conflict in the Outworld:
    • Where people find their needs or aspirations opposed to one another, conflict is always an option.
    • Each chooses their weapon – words or industry, blades or bombs – from the resources at their disposal.
    • Nothing forbids the use of any weapon, except the fear of escalation or reprisal.
    • Wars may reach as far as the mortals and their engines can, and are fought in any manner they (unilaterally) deem fit.
    • They end when one side loses the will or means to fight on further..
    • This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.
  • Stars Without a Sun
    • This will be the nature of innovation and progress in the Outworld:
    • People may create new tools and forms of expression, but the wonders of the past are forever lost to them.
    • The Geomantic creations of their forebears will remain as testament to their origins, and persist until the passage of years wears them down.
    • The Sublime essence is erased from the world, annihilating the Sublimes and removing the possibilities of the Shaper’s gift.
    • It is impossible for the world to be touched by this essence once again.
    • This destiny will be realised when the engines spin down for the final time.

Echoes of the Past

Tales of Repurposed People's Collective X37F

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Welcoming Bazaar

Owner: Calm Merchandiser

A large open air market. The crisp sounds of coin acts as a counterpoint to the soft music of voices in a myriad of languages.

  • Wonder*: A set of brass scales that balance depending on how each person values their own goods.
  • Traders: advantaging 'Debts' Mett Famed caravans that offer a single quality weapon with each cart of booze. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
  • Force: A team of white armoured militia, heavily armed and with faceless visors across their helms. Their armour is proof against corrosion, defacement and advertising. (Kystennin, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging 'Debts' Mett A group of bat-wielding guards stand ready to prevent any disagreements from disrupting ongoing business. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)
  • Creation: A quiet archive, filled with ledgers, each filled to the brim with the exact information you need. (Tableau BOOM!, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging 'Debts' Mett A large fight circle, filled with sand, where disagreements can be ultimately resolved. (Calm Merchandiser, IV)

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The Twilight Sanctum

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Owner: Changing Of The Tide

A large, imposing building that glistens with the setting sun both inside and out. Stone dragons wrap around the pillars they are carved from. Inside is a network of corridors that join spacious rooms, the crystalline walls glowing with the reddish hue of twilight.

  • Wonder*: An iridescent dragon patrols the sanctum, inhabiting a room that serves as storage for valuable items, which it guards.
  • Traders: advantaging Whispers of Autumn The porcelain synth-priest leads the silver market under the Autumn Moon. Trade whispers for trinkets, trinkets for whispers. (Trip The Electric, III)
  • Force: Venomous vines sprout among the gardens and between the open galleries, beating back the more aggressive tomes and providing a source of unique biomantic venoms - if the inhabitants are cunning enough to collect them. (Vesper, II)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Trip The Electric A cohort of Shining Wizard Knights (Trip The Electric, III)
  • Creation: Fountain of life. Produces the purest of water to restore the weary. (Changing Of The Tide, I)
  • Embassy: advantaging Whispers Of Autumn The porcelain Synth-Priest leads a sermon in a voice thick with gold, evangelising the virtues of personal freedom and the wonders of free trade. (Whispers Of Autumn, II)
  • Aegis

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The Star Chamber

Owner: Illuminating

The complex is set into the top of a mountain with parts of it open to the sky. The main building contains a large crystalline dome, the centre of which retracts to let starlight shine in at a specific point. Here games are played, and sometimes lost, and sometimes people burn in the white fire, though whether it is the loser or the winner who burns is hard to tell. The chamber is all at once a place of infinite beauty and bone chilling terror.

  • Wonder*: A beautiful stain glass window set into the ceiling, which amplifies and catches the light from the stars within it.
  • Creation: Floating lights, starlight, moonlight and sunlight, which change position outside and illuminate the windows accordingly. (Illuminating, IV)
  • Masterpiece: An observatory, stacked with all sorts of instruments to measure the heavens and outland. (Illuminating, IV)
  • Force: A series of challenges and puzzles designed to make the participant think about change, dedicated to the Apparition. (Flood, IV)
  • Palace: A palace made of black glass with silver star-shaped windows that reflect other parts of the realm. (Subsidiary, IV)

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A Place Of Refuge

Owner: Liberator Arclight

Concealed within a great wall of storm-clouds, a network of floating towers, linked by bridges and woven all about by sinuous cables. A haven for the lost and the dispossessed, here is a place that those fleeing tyranny or disaster may always find shelter, guarded and tended to by the immortal mechanoid warrior-philosophers who call this place home.

  • Force*: The “Steadfast Against Ruin”, a mighty warship, forged anew from the broken hulls of many a derelict vessel.
  • Legion: A brood of dragons patrol the storm-walls, protecting those who seek refuge here. (Bethany, III)
  • Wonder: A hive of iridescent bees, whose honey inspires dreams of one's deepest desires. (The Luxophage Sun, II)
  • Causality Weld: Lightning arcs between two towers of steel and obsidian; broken parts are forged anew as ships pass between them. So too, the memories of their crews are reintegrated. (Crankshaft, III)
  • Creation: A tower carved from the clouds, in which lies a library of books in some ancient, lost tongue. (Thunder Surrounding, II)
  • Masterpiece: A labyrinth of swirling clouds and flashing lightning. Those who dare walk its shifting paths will come to understand who they truly are. (Thunder Surrounding, II)
  • Synergy: advantaging Whispers of Autumn A storm blows up, roiling with lightning of unknown colours. It promises a wind of prosperity that blows to new lands. (Whispers of Autumn, IV)
  • Palace: Above the storm walls, a tower of unimaginable vastness, forged of a hundred airships docked to a central core. From its apex, one might see glimpses of myriad distant lands. (Thunder Surrounding, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Carrion Comfort A soft-voiced whisperer that says: 'Don't forget your promise to Bethany.' (Carrion Comfort, III)
  • Festival: The names of the dead are spoken. They are remembered. Thus, they endure. (Thunder Surrounding, IV)

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Charming

Owner: Intriguing Glint Anki

It’s beautiful and chaotic. The landscape is lush, undergrowth overflowing with life that piles into treetop canopies and over rivers as fat lilypads. Above it are the communities, moving as they wish around the scenery, rails available for tours to ‘nature’. Vibrant workshops, coloured steam bubbling out of spiralling chimneys and tubes. Whole walls are screens displaying the latest bloodsport match or invention competitions. The houses are sculpted, like glass blown creations they twist and bulge, fat columns around the glimmering windows. You don’t have to be mad to live here…

  • Force*: Creation and destruction in the name of beauty, structures beat and breathe like living things; forges, ranges, alchemical, mechanical bliss.
  • Wonder: Gaps in the forest canopy show new growth. Bright flowers explode colours, animals wander between the tree trunks and birds sing. (Glint, I)
  • Miracle: The workshops connect; lost floating communities, held together by fragile ties. The memories of their last moments in Opportunity fade. Horrors that may or may not have happened, left behind with our broken home. We are adrift, but we are creators. Together, we live and experience life, with its many pleasures and moments anew. (Intriguing Glint Anki, IV)
  • Creation: A flower of coloured glass blooms and cools in an open air forge. (Glint, I)
  • Masterpiece: A showground for the celebration and demonstration of the marvellous inventions of the people. Competitions, exhibits and tests are performed here; a space of breadth and practicality, to the delight of all. Winning or treasured pieces move to the gallery. (Glint, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm An enthroned porcelain idol, who casts divinatory sticks and cards to give fortunate prophecy of wealth and power. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Palace: Multisense-network of instant messages refracted off the wings of messenger bees. Curated channels range from monochrome classics to bleeding edge scent-infused 3D programming. (Last Lingering Music, II)
  • Throne: A gallery of the people's creations, beautiful and ever moving, accessed by a mahogany train carriage. (Mariana, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Auspicious Paradigm A consumer marketing and research consultancy from Holovid 12 Media to gauge interests and guide tastes in assorted shaping media. (Auspicious Paradigm, II)
  • Geomantic Exodus: Facing a poor financial climate, Holovid 12 closes shop to re-open in greener pastures. All that remains of home is the colossal biomechanical gate through which they passed. (Crankshaft, IV)

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The Amethyst Tower

Owner: Desiderata Violet

Tales of The Amethyst Tower

A skyscraper of gleaming steel and glass, inside is a maze of purple and white polished, brightly lit, and sterile looking corridors full of people busily meeting the demands of Desiderata’s clients. Music is constantly heard everywhere, interspersed with whispered questions: “Who are you?” “What do you want?”

  • Creation*: An extravagant throne-like chair of polished purple crystal and glittering light sitting in the head office of the Amethyst Tower.
  • Masterpiece: A production studio rented by NBTV, but always on the lookout for the Next Big Thing #givethepeoplewhattheywant #darling. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Forbidden Creation: Towering crystal mirrors surrounding the Amethyst Tower. The reflections of the tower's occupants are not always the same every time they look. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
  • Embassy: advantaging Flare The seven seas of rhye. (Ziggy Love, I)
  • Force: A cadre of purple and white adorned crystalline security dolls with porcelain faces. (C60, I)
  • Legion: A legion of bioengineers run hydroponics labs across floors eight to ten, providing food to the tower and selling on the excess for profits. (Thoughtful Spider, II)
  • Untamed Force: Blinding, glittering spotlights pointed at the mirrors surrounding the tower. The light illuminates and shows things for what they want to be. (Desiderata Violet, IV)
  • Mercenaries: advantaging Ziggy Love Dynamite with a laser beam. (Ziggy Love, I)
  • Mana Fountain: enhancing red Clouds of scented smoke puff gently from the walls of one of the rooms in the tower. (Desiderata Violet, II)
  • Wonder: A scented and glittering fountain, sweet-smelling and shining with purple light. (Desiderata, I)
  • Miracle: A bright purple light suffusing the steel and glass hallways of the Tower, making everybody smile. (Desiderata, I)
  • Dark Wonder: Ziggy and Violet's Flare-inspired lingerie range. (Desiderata, I)
  • Traders: advantaging Switchgear The denizens of the Tower trade not in money, but in dreams and desires as they bustle through the corridors. (Desiderata Violet, III)
  • Synergy: advantaging Flare The frozen sun hangs at the apex of the tower, scintillating all beneath it in never-before-seen colours. (Whispers of Autumn, III)
  • Palace: A tall and beautiful statue of Liberator Switchgear stands outside the Tower gazing up towards the pinnacle. She is depicted wearing purple glittering goggles. (Desiderata Violet, III)
  • Advisor: advantaging Switchgear Tall porcelain automata wearing purple goggles, roaming the corridors and whispering secrets. (Desiderata Violet, III)
  • Mind Harmoniser: A brilliant new star hangs in the sky, visible day and night. Harmonic crystals in the star receive and convey Aethernet feeds. Tune in now! #harmonise (Ziggy Love, I)
  • Rich Pickings: Purple Roses that creep and climb up the side of the tower. Buried between the petals are impossibly sharp thorns. Reaching in promises great reward, but the cost leaves scars for a lifetime. (At Dawn And At Dusk, I)
  • Geomantic Exodus: A shimmering mist envelops the Amethyst Tower, obscuring it from view. When it clears, all that can be seen is a distant horizon. (Crankshaft, IV)
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