Automaton Empire

Submitter: Anonymous
Description: Many years after the death of Alexander the Great, scattered city-states and upstart empires eye each other around the Mediterranian while the Ptolemies keep an oppressed Egypt under control with an army of unstoppable, battery-powered clockwork Shabtis. The child Ptolemy V has recently come to power, and, aided by an ambitious regent, commenced building of a vast weapon capable of levelling entire cities.

Cultural Organization

Society organized along the lines of hereditary social roles. "I am of the Warrior class"

Social Conditions

The society has recently metamorphosized from a previous Cultural structure. Ex: Post-Colonial nations, post-Apartheid South Africa, Post-Franco Spain

Tech Level

Keystone arch, saddles, ocean-going galleys, iron swords, shields, scale armor, windmill, chemical medicines
Iron Age (TL 2)

Faster-than-light star travel, sentient computers, mature genetic engineering, nanotechology, longevity, particle-beam blaster, cold fusion, panimmunity, brain-tapes, complex implants, suspended animation, automedic; similar to Babylon 5 or Star Trek's Enterprise era
With one specific
technology at:
Starfaring (TL 9)

Tech Modifiers

Some form of man-made sentience exists.
Artificial Intelligence

Narrative Emphasis

Travel, Do-gooding, searching for wealth and excitement

Reality Style

Doomed characters in terrifying circumstances


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