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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 Fantasy 2.01 Dissipating Armour [Spell]

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.01 Dissipating Armour [Spell]

“Now young one, listen well. See the Bert over there? He’s a good friend of mine and offered to help me in teaching you this spell. The typical warrior is a deadly foe for us mages to go u against in combat. They have weapons, tactics and what else? Correct! They have armour. Bert is wearing some old armour we got for cheap for this purpose as I don’t want to ruin the set he normally wears. Watch carefully. See the way I move my hands as I utter the words. With the final gesture, I cast the spell towards Bert. Now it’ll take a few seconds to start working..see..his armour appears to be dissolving away like dust in wi…Bert by the gods, how many times have I told you to wear something under your armour!”

Spell Type – Armor/protection removal

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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 Fantasy 1.10 – Aerons [Race/Species]

A Chunk of Fantasy 1.10 – Aerons [Race/Species]

“When we first encountered the Aerons, it was not hard to see where the old legends of the angels came from. They were very similar to us, we thought they were out lost cousins, so to speak. t was not long before we realised that the fact they looked like us may have been a coincidence, or possibly by design. Yes, design. You see, until recently, the Aerons did not exist. There are no records, no artefacts, no stories that can be confirmed nothing. Plus their minds are so unlike ours. They feel more like….insects…”

Species type – Humanoid-looking Insect
Main traits – Humanoid, wings, hive mind
Major disadvantage – Short lifespan

The creation of a new life is no trivial task, even though it occurs regularly...

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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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