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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.05 – Omnitech Portable Universal Scanner [Tool]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.05 – Omnitech Portable Universal Scanner [Tool]

“But wait, there’s more, we’ll also throw in not one, but TWO, thats right TWO Omitechs Portable Universal Scanner. The handy tool that is adaptable for virtually any situation. Need to check for cracks in water pipes? Download the software you need, Working in deep space and found an anomalous artefact, get the Xeno-Archaeology module- All modules are free, yes Free for the first 10 days!…”
Commercial featuring OPUS

The Portable Universal Scanner from Omitechs engineering and software division is one of, if not THE most popular non-military tool in the galaxy. Versatile, adaptable and easy to configure. There are two parts to the OPUS. The first is the shell and interface...

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A Chunk of Fantasy 2.05 – Lamp of Carthas [Artefact]

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.05 – Lamp of Carthas [Artefact]

“Behold, ye who speaks the sacred chant will find their way, your foes shall not approach and yea shall find tranquillity. Beware lest the oil run dry, for the lamp will draw on thy life force and turn you into that which you fear…”
Scroll IX of the Legendary Items of Franner collection.

The Lamp of Carthas is an old, very old artefact. A few stories say it was the first made during the Great Mage War, but this cannot be proven one way or another. The lamp gets its name from the first person that legends say possessed it, even though Carthas is recorded as saying it was never made by him, that he got it from someone else.

As with many artefacts from that era, the lamp itself is very unassuming to look at...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.04 – The ZPG Implosion Cascade [Disaster]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.04 The ZPG Implosion Cascade [Disaster]

 “Evacuate everyone….now!”

Recorded transmission, just before the initial ZPGIC Event

The discovery/confirmation of so-called Zero Point energy and how to harness it was heralded as one of the major breakthroughs any civilisation can make. Discovered by a, at the time unknown species, this tech brought them fame, fortune and attention. Luckily, most of the major cultures of the time had treaties in place for just such an occurrence. Within a decade, the first ZPG (Zero Point Generator) had been built. It was clean, had no known side effects from use. It was difficult to get going, but once done, the process was, for the most part, self-sustaining...

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A Chunk of Fantasy 2.04 – Emerus, the flying city [Location]

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.04 – Emerus, the flying city [Location]

“I always liked this part…”
Imperial City-Pilot Commander Shamus, just before Emerus takes off.

Emerus is considered to be the shining jewel in the Imperial Engineer empire. Although not the largest or most fortified settlement – that honour lies with the capital – Emerus is a marvel to behold as it lies overhead. For you see, Emerus is a flying city. Built towards the end of the last mage war, when reports of those that worshipped the Fallen One possessed a flying city of their own, the Imperial Engineers were at first unbelieving, then afraid, then they saw it as a challenge or a goal.

Within a few months, the first proof of concept had been made...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.03 Retcon Bomb [Weapon]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.03 Retcon Bomb [Weapon]

“If this gets out, the entire universe will want our destruction…”
Snippet of leaked records from “Project:Safecracker”

The system know in official records as BA-R3DS, aka Bardes, is devoid of life. Literally nothing grows there, not even a microscopic bacteria. This complete absence of life, combined with it’s reasonable proximity to 4 major starfaring cultures, including humanity, made it the perfect testing ground for weapons and other risky experiments. Many experiments took place here, from the development of the ill-fated Nano-Phage to the successful attempt at space folding and much more...

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