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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.08 EngTech Body Spray [Item]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.08 EngTech Body Spray

“Yes to us that smells weird and musky, but to them, it’s the sweetest aroma…now freshen up, they’ll be here soon”
Moments before the signing of a peace treaty

[No image with this post as I couldn’t find one I liked and could use without it looking like an advert for body sprays]

When humanity first stepped into the galactic stage, there were concerns. What about diseases, culture shock or being outclassed in many technological fields. These were expected and prepared for. What was not prepared for was the assault on our olfactory sense – or, to put it another way…the smell. Every species had their own aroma, from what appears to us to be lilac and vanilla for one, with another species, although incredibly friendly, smelt like rancid meat...

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A Chunk of Fantasy 2.08 – Mask of Trelitou [Artefact]

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.08 – Mask of Trelitou

“No…you can’t have it….it belongs to me…it chose me EEE Eee!”
Lady Mirabella, last known user of the mask

A masquerade ball is an event in which the participants attend in costume wearing a mask. Often very lavish events, they are places to show off your latest clothing. The mask is considered part of that. They can range fro simple eye coverings, to full blown face masks, which, whilst impressive does make drinking and eating harder.

The Mask of Trelitou was one such mask. In its default unactivated state, it has a feminine looking porcelain face, with make up painted on and with a frilly outer edge...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.07 – Wandering Satellite [Technology]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.07 – Wandering Satellite

“Where in the name of Old Terra did THAT come from…?”
Recorded transcript of an encounter with a PH-1L class Wandering Satellite in deep space

In the early days of humanity’s first footsteps into the great void, many satellites were sent up into orbit. Most of them harmless or used for such tasks as GPS or transmissions. There were a few military grade ones, orbital weapon platforms and such, plus a couple of deep space scanners. Combined with accidents from impacts and older satellites never activate their return to earth protocols or even just blowing up, the safe orbit points were becoming congested and dangerous to travel through at an acceptable speed.

When the Space elevator and other more compact and combined satellites were put up, it l...

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A Chunk of Fantasy 2.07 – Roulette Room [Trap]

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.07 – Roulette Room

“Is it me or does that look like a giant spinnable disk. I’m a gonna go spin it…”
– Last known words of party scout and rogue

The so-called Roulette Room is one of the most expensive traps ever devised. It was made by a group who wanted to test them self and had access to practically infinite gold and resources. The trap is simple yet deadly and amusing at the same time, depending on your luck.

The Roulette Room (RR) is a multipart trap. The first is the room itself. Entering the room without the right deactivation key (a small black ball) or pass locks the doors after 30 seconds with an audible click. Escaping from the room at this point is hard, but not impossible...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.06 – Project Lazarus [Technology]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.06 – Project Lazarus

“Congratulations! Due to your amazing contributions to society and the galactic community you have been chosen to take part in Project Lazarus. You may have heard about the Lazarus project on the newsnet and wanted to take part. Well, now you can! Not only will you be ensuring that what makes you what you are lives on after your death, but that humanity and our allies will be able to tap into your knowledge and life experiences as well…”
Welcome letter for Project Lazrus participants.

After losing many valuable citizens in various wars and disasters, several ideas were brought forth on how to preserve and restore lost knowledge if needed...

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