Misc things I knew but didn’t write down yet

  • Biotranscendents first learn the ropes by fusing living things into them, then learn to simply modify their body without this aid. Serval’s cat features came from a fusion with his cat when he was first learning, then he probably had a stage where he kept a serval, but now his serval features are his own he made independently.
  • In the Epic Age, Verity and Esteem both had more prominence than they have now. Now, Unity is one attribute that definitely has a lot of prominence.
    In the Epic Age,

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I didn’t have a Synthesis Mascot species ever, I just never made one yet
And I just realised
If you take apart “chimaera” it turns into Xima-Era

Era could maybe be the Incongruity half of the mascot while “Xima” could be the Synthesis half; instead of a separate monster and mascot there’s just one with two halves

The “chimaera” could be a common creature that takes traits from Xima-Era the same way flarefowl are a common echo of the Hfenix and hexarts and monoceros are nonmagic flaredrakeicorns. It could be, like,

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Oh god

Ok so I stumbled back onto this one post on tumblr about “the furry problem

As I was looking through it again I noticed the phrase “furry archetype”

And unexpectedly, my brain did entirely the wrong thing with the word “archetype”

You see, in RFS Serval has this faction called the Ocellated, and they’re kinda secretly experimenting with coaching people to help them learn to become “biotranscendents”, that is, people who can use cirque (this universe’s version of magic more or less) to wield the abilities of other living things

Originally I’d just thought of them as people who’d have trained animals or put bird wings on their backs or echolocate or photosynthesis or whatnot, like the technotranscendents have these techno-accessories they wield and sometimes merge with

I saw the phrase “furry archetype”

And I realised what if the next step Serval’s plotting in the dark depths of their office is to take the merging further and/or teach animals to become sentient biotranscendents and basically create an army of lethal animal-people

Jegus that would sure explain why Serval and their faction were doing everything hidden away from the outside world under the presumption it wasn’t “ready” yet