Rising Suns

Submitter: From
Description: Corporations exist outside of a feudal framework, causing cooperation and interaction outside of the hierarchy. Society has recently discovered Psionic powers as an offshoot of Ki, and they are being developed at a high rate - "Telepathy for dummies"-equivalents have become available almost everywhere, and just about everyone has taken up some internal (Tai Chi, Aikido, et cetera) martial art. The opportunities for profit are endless - developing and selling solar systems, learning martial arts/ki/psionics and setting up a dojo, guinea pigs for a research company - well, the latter may not be all that healthy in the long run. Suffice to say, the world is your oyster - opportunity is yours, humanity is spread across the galaxy and even piracy, or rather privateering, is not impossible.

Cultural Organization

Society knitted together by hierarchical social obligations. Ex: Middle ages Europe, pre-European Japan. "I am a serf of Lord Feigen"
Feudal

Society driven by the interactions of a small collection of mutually exclusive but geographically unbounded power structures. "I'm a worker of the Arasaka corporation"
Coexists with: Factional

Social Conditions

The society is in the midst of a dramatic flowering of new ideas and institutions. Ex: 16th century Italy, Weimar Germany
Rennaisance

Tech Level

Construction of planets, restructuring of solar systems, total conversion of matter to energy, probability manipulation
Dysonian Engineering (TL 14)

Contragravity, gravity compensators, personal force screens, flight belts, full panimmunity, regeneration, radical genetic transformation of living creatures
With one specific
technology at:
Intergalactic (TL 12)

Narrative Emphasis

Turning a fast buck, trade, administration
Business

Reality Style

Imperfect characters in an imperfect world
Realistic

Goodies

Cinematic Martial Arts

Cinematic Martial Arts

Psionics

Psionics are an outgrowth of the processes of life, and variables such as species, emotions and states of consciousness can affect psychic powers.
Structure: Bio-Psionics

All people are psychic, though only a few are powerful enough to use it consciously or to great effect. Psychics may seem strange to most people, and high-powered attacks may affect bystanders.
Development: Universal

Technology to boost or mimic psionics is available.
Spice: Psychotronics


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