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The founder of Zainou Biotech, Todo Kirkinen, was the first person to have his mind transfered into a machine? Ishukone owns a majority stake of Zainou.

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 11 
 on: 11 Dec 2017, 12:36  
Started by Stutzer - Last post by Stutzer
Hey all. For planetary worldbuilders, something interesting came up in this week's Nature issue, regarding exoplanet experimentation. Might feed into work related to terraforming as well.

Shannon Hall -
"The labs that forge..."


The news post may be archived before long, behind the paywall. If you don't grab the PDF within the window of availability, let me know and I can upload a copy. Cheers!

 12 
 on: 11 Dec 2017, 10:43  
Started by Stutzer - Last post by MakotoPriano
I. Basic Info
  • Characters: Makoto Priano
  • Primary Character: As above, so below!
  • Owned Channels: IZV Botanica Zainou, Arataka Communications Router, Consortium Operations
  • Preferred Channels: ACR, Summits?
II. RP Style
  • Amount of RP (light, medium, heavy):
    Light: can contact IC or OOC, flagging helps separate RP/non-RP. I tend to default to OOC, because I'm bad at correspondence and flowering things up can tip the balance between, "reply now," and, "I'll get to it in five minutes." :x  I tend to do more forum RP, because asynchronous RP and positional/political play are right up my alley.

  • Views on RP combat and injuries:
    If it arises naturally, sure! My primary character isn't combatant by nature, though, so be forewarned.

  • Views on IC romance:
    If it arises naturally, sure! But this is likely to fall into the "limited RP time" pit, and most interactions with Makoto will tend to be austere and professional.

  • Views on non-romantic RP (family ties, etc):
    Could be interesting, but this runs into time constraint issues.

  • Views on lore:
    Eight thousand suns very much suits my view on EVE lore. The world at large is absolutely CCP's creation, and that we must adhere to. At the same time, local conditions are largely unexplored, and so we have tremendous freedom there. Headcanon and personal worldbuilding is awesome, but I sometimes worry that it becomes insular, even incestuous. Use it to make stories, but I wouldn't expect others to know much of it unless they've had time to be drawn in. :x
III. Other Info
  • Languages: English
  • Timezone: Western United States, GMT-8.
  • Active Cycle: Varies
  • Contact info: Evemail Makoto, tweet at MakotoPriano.
  • Additional Details: Also always love ticker ideas for the Discourse, or science-y stuff!

 13 
 on: 11 Dec 2017, 10:17  
Started by Samira Kernher - Last post by MakotoPriano
So, here's one that's more perspective-y than concrete information.

From Fanfest chatter on the Inheritance chronicle, DZ said that CCP has never done a public-facing retcon; essentially, that inconsistencies are easily explained by biased or unreliable narrators, and that this applies even to the Directorate Jove.

 14 
 on: 11 Dec 2017, 10:09  
Started by Julianni Avala - Last post by MakotoPriano
Ohai! Kind words?

Mizbutt has a lot of knowledge and an enthusiasm in sharing it and helping. :D Must say, looking forward to working with you on projects! (you might just have to help keep them rolling, though, since I overcommit myself. >.> )

 15 
 on: 10 Dec 2017, 22:12  
Started by Casiella - Last post by Lunarisse Aspenstar
Casting Sarah Gadon as Maria Daphiti of PIE.

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and

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 16 
 on: 09 Dec 2017, 08:48  
Started by Synthia - Last post by Synthia
Kaztropol Sports Network

"You're watching KSN Arena Action with your hosts Fura Samooh and Bitah Emirion, and boy, do we have a match for you tonight !"
"That's right, Fura, tonight we have an unprecedented match with Empress Synthia herself !"
"Amazing, Bitah, how did this incredible situation come about ?"
"Well, Fura, the background to this fight is a challenge to the legitimacy of Empress Synthia's reign."
"Extraordinary. So, what are we expecting to see ?"
"We're expecting a gauntlet, with the Empress facing three challengers in single combat, until either all challengers or the Empress is eliminated."
"Incredible ! What do you think the odds are ?"
"The Empress has spent the past two months training with the New Udor All-Stars, so I reckon her odds are pretty good."
"Absolutely amazing. This will be a match to remember !"


"Empress, are you sure about this ?"
"Yes. It is Important."
"But, really, the gladiator costume does not leave much to the imagination."
"Yes."
"Is it really appropriate ?"
"Yes."
"As you wish."

"And look at that, the Empress is taking to the field, wearing the traditional gladiator costume. Wow !"
"You said it Bitah, and the crowd are loving it, listen to those roars !"
"They're getting an eyeful, that's for sure"
"And here comes the first challenger, Lady Arthafon"
"And there's the referee. The two exchange salutes, and.... they're off. Listen to that crowd!"

"Hyaaah!"
*ching*
"Rraah!"
*swoosh*
"Damn you"
*meat noises*
"Gaah"
"Do you Yield ?"
"Never"
"As you wish"
*squelchy noises*
*crowd roaring*

"Well look at that, Furah, the first challenger is down."
"Yes, Bitah, and what a show. The Empress certainly has the moves."
"Shows you the effect of the All-Stars training."
"Certainly does, which should mean a good season for them."

~a short time later~

"That was an impressive performance, Empress."
"Thank you Furah Samooh. I am Glad you Enjoyed It."
"The crowd certainly enjoyed your use of traditional armour."
"Yes, Bitah Emirion, I Felt it was Important."
"Do you have any plans to fight in the Arena in the future ?"
"I do not Know. Do you Think it would be a Good Idea ?"
"Well, the crowds liked your display today."
"I See. I Shall Think about It."
"Thank you for your time, Empress."
"Thank You."

 17 
 on: 08 Dec 2017, 05:56  
Started by Julianni Avala - Last post by Mizhir
I have had some really interesting conversations with Ria and they always seem to have cool knowledge about something interesting. Last time I learned much about Finland and their culture from Ria.

Also. Ria seem to have a nice ass:

Starmiz - yeah, I bicycle around a lot as well. Gives a nice ass :smiley:
Ria N - I heard that squatting was the way to go for a nice, firm ass
Starmiz - yeah works too
Ria N - Well, I am a slav, draw your own conclusions
Starmiz - hahahaha

 18 
 on: 07 Dec 2017, 14:08  
Started by Avio Yaken - Last post by Stutzer
Cool, those extrapolations make sense to me and help get a better feel for the group.

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 on: 07 Dec 2017, 13:30  
Started by Avio Yaken - Last post by Avio Yaken
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With regard to Raata clan history: I'm not familiar with lore that confirms the number or constitution of clans. Is there a recorded history akin to the Amarr Book of Records? If not, how are these claims adjudicated? Bureaucracy, bribes, extortion, or something else?

There are a few references referring to how many Houses made up the Raata Empire. most notably in the chronicle 'Cold Wind' in which the twenty-three houses of the Oryioni tribe combined with the seventeen from the Fuukiuye tribe to form the Raata Empire.

However, there is not a single name for any of theses Houses. I've looked everywhere and i don't think there is a single canon name for a House.

As for historic text. The House keeps dcouments of their own legacy. But this is sadly not open to any outsider (mainly because i haven't written anything for it yet)

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With regard to the motley membership: this seems counter to my understanding of the Patriot mentality that I expect of emotionally-invested ethnic identity such as Raata. How can that be made to serve the ideal of The State?

It has no attachment to the State. The House was conflicted with the culture that was taken over after the Raata. And according to lore on the Federation demographic for the Caldari. There are others that still to this day have more of a attachment to the Raata than they do the Caldari State.

The reasoning I've made behind the  House wanting to separate themselves from the State is honestly a bit weak. But to me it would have just been boring to make them State loyalists. However they don't HATE the State and are open to working with them. But not  seeing them as their homeland. But a nation that shares things in common with them. Like if the State ever did something positive for Caldari Prime, their ancestor's homeworld. Then the House would want to find a way to contribute.

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The above might also be of concern regarding the spiritual tolerance and attitudes of outsider corps. How is Wayism enforced?

With any religion, it's up to interpenetration.

With the Windchime Order, it's me putting out a "new teaching" of sorts that takes out the Caldari nationalism and looks at the philosophy of it more neutrally. If the Maker created everything and allowed nature to create the Caldari. How are they any different from the Amarr or Gallante? Why do the winds only favor the Caldari? Just as bad as the Amarrian's saying their God's chosen.

Cold Wind loves that which grows strong. Not that which is Caldari. This is nature and only the strong will survive. The Caldari are not a chosen people and are instead just another competitor in the Maker's chaotic creation. The Winds are to be these teachers that anyone can put themselves under to be tested to see if they are worthy of surviving.

Despite it being open to any race. It's not some hippie group that promotes peace and love. But rather saying that you need to be strong, because your greatest challenger in this game is your fellow human beings. Things such as war are considered ot be this ultimate test that separates the weak from the strong. The weak die and their bloodline ends while the strong move on to continue their bloodline and legacy. This in turn gives merit to the House's militaristic pride.

It should also be noted - that the Windchimes don't claim that their interpretation is the true interpretation..Because their version of Wayism is literally all about interpretation. They don't think the Winds speak though word but rather speak though action and it's up to them to figure out what they were trying to communicate.

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 on: 07 Dec 2017, 12:54  
Started by Avio Yaken - Last post by Stutzer
I'll just poke in on a few points.
  • I've enjoyed Hetu's brief interactions with the Zaibatsu, which is not to say that she confuses their support for SOMAD as anything other than enlightened self-interest. They appear to have a goal and the wherewithal to strive toward it.
  • With regard to faction: it's a big undertaking, but if you are getting good ROI for your time and effort, I don't see the problem. Player corps are mechanically tied to gameplay, but narratively tied to faction/cluster lore. Also, as far as the Caldari are concerned, it's much like any regional market power: not big enough to contend with the megas, nor a threat enough to be swallowed up in acquisition.
  • With regard to Raata clan history: I'm not familiar with lore that confirms the number or constitution of clans. Is there a recorded history akin to the Amarr Book of Records? If not, how are these claims adjudicated? Bureaucracy, bribes, extortion, or something else?
  • With regard to the motley membership: this seems counter to my understanding of the Patriot mentality that I expect of emotionally-invested ethnic identity such as Raata. How can that be made to serve the ideal of The State?
  • The above might also be of concern regarding the spiritual tolerance and attitudes of outsider corps. How is Wayism enforced?

Anyway, I like the concept and execution. Also may I say that I resent that you have not accepted my friend request on the World Anvil discord.  ;)

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