Category SciFi

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.01 – Funganoid [Plant/Fungus]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.01 – Funganoid [Plant/Fungus]

“I’d not seen Claire in a few days. In her last report, she said she had found something she thinks could change the face of our profession. When I found her I was, well surprised was not the answer. There was two of them…her.., lying on the ground, covered in a fine dust. The stuff made me sneeze badly, like when I had hay fever as a kid. With the solar storm getting worse we had no time to decide who was who so the rest of the search party took them both back to the ship. The real Claire was fine, but the duplicate was…well..off.She was very pale and reacted badly to one of the test. And when i say reacted badly I mean she exploded into a cloud of spore…”

Many beings think that plants and fungus are essentially harmless...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.10 Ultech Personal Liferaft [Vehicle]

Sorry, no image to go with this chunk today – could not find one I liked AND could legally use in time.

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.10 Ultech Personal Liferaft [Vehicle]

“Folks, how many times has this happened to you? You’re out in space, cruising the highways between the worlds and suddenly, wham your attacked by space pirates, or hit by a stray rock? Your engine is down, you need to escape, but propulsion is kaput! You start to panic, to fret about how you’ll get home in time for your children’s birthday if you survive at all! Then, you remember, you have the Ultech 500 Personal Liferaft. It is designed for just these sort of emergencies. As we like to say here, it’ll save your life AND your reputation. Plus it can be customised to meet your personal specifications….”

Vehicle type class – Esca...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.09 Esper Guard [Class/Profession]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.09 Esper Guard [Class/Profession]

“Espers, psyks, call em what you will. Since humanity started reaching out towards the stars their number has increased. Some say it’s because of the cosmic radiation, or that humanity as a whole has evolved…hah…Whatever the reason, we’ve been given a gift with these people. You know the odd thing? There wasn’t the hatred and fear towards them that plagued our planet for generations beforehand. Maybe we learnt our lesson with the race riots and such. Who knows. One thing I will tell you, though, one politician to another, I will never go anywhere these days without at least one in my security detail..”

Class/Role – Bodyguard/Security
Primary Ability – TK (Telekinetic) Shield Generation
Secondary – Hostile/Danger sense

The Esper Guard, ...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.08 Zombex [Disease]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.08 Zombex [Disease]

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[Message can only be read by a Class-4 telepath or higher due to possible contamination with Zombex]

Name – Zombex
Primary Transmission Method – Telepathic Contact
Primary Effect – Shuts down higher mental functions

Telepathy was once thought to be nothing but a myth or story. The ability to read others minds was always thought to be a hoax. Once humanity entered to the galactic stage of their development and made contact with other races it was shown to be true. Humanity was simply a “late bloomer” with regards to telepathy. It was used among the older races to help cement peace and aid in communication. It was the primary reason humanity was left alone for so long – First contact without a TP’er present was not recommended, to prevent mishaps...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.07 Hive Chicken [Animal]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.07 Hive Chicken [Animal]

“….cluck…cluck…cluck? Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkk!…””
Transmission heard before the Chicken Rebellion of Hephaestus IV

Animal type – Chicken
Scientific Name – Gallus gallus alvearium

The humble chicken, originally from Earth, is a type of domesticated bird. It is raised widely for its meat and eggs. Billions of chickens used to be found on Earth, and when humanity spread to the stars and started taking livestock with them, the chicken was one of them. The regular eggs and meat the animal provided were too good an opportunity to miss, even though the conditions they were kept in were not perfect. On this new worlds, some died, but other thrived in new environments.

They are known for distinctive sounds, their eggs and being considered by many to ...

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