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Technomages

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History | Spells of the Technomages | On the nature of Holodemons

History

 The Technomages are a mysterious group that uses technology to create the effect of magic. Their organization predates the Centauri Republic. Membership is not restricted to one species or world. For example, there are Centauri, human, Vree, and pak'ma'ra technomages. It is very unusual to see them outside their places of power. According to Centauri superstition, it is a bad omen to see more than one at a time. However, to be  endorsed by a technomage (or more than

one), according to the Centauri, is a powerful symbol that mirrors their first Emperor's consultation with three of their number before taking the throne.

 In early 2259, over one-hundred human technomages fled to the stars. Their reason: a great storm was coming and they were leaving to preserve their knowledge and to keep it from being used to ill purpose. They said they do not know where they are going and with luck, should not return within a human lifetime. One of them commented they had nothing to say to anyone on this side of the Rim; perhaps they expect to find someone or something on the other side.

"We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocations of equations. These are the tools we employ, and we know many things. Fourteen words to make someone fall in love with you forever, seven words to make them go without pain, how to say goodbye to a friend who is dying, how to be poor, how to be rich, how to rediscover dreams when the world has stolen them from you." - Elric the Technomage

Spells of the Technomages

 Technomages use technology in new and different ways. Combine ingenuity with the technological knowledge of the various races and the result is startling. Little is known about what technologies are used and how they are controlled. Be reminded, though, that not all of their powers require technological aid. Knowledge and intelligence give them a great edge. Listed below are some "spells" that have been recorded as being used:

  • Destroy Technology - A technomage can short out technological items in her vicinity. The limits of this spell are unknown.

 Matter Reconstitution - A Technomage can produce an item (even organic structures) from apparently nothing. Perhaps it is merely slight of hand.

 Project Holo - This can take many forms: From projecting a small image from the palm of the hand to a mirror image of the mage across a room. These images are accompanied by sound projected from their location.

 Sense Technology - The technomage can detect devices in his vicinity.

 Summon Holodemon - See below

Holodemon Guardian

On the Nature of Holodemons

 Holodemon is a general term for a series of holographic and AI programs at the beck and call of a Technomage. Some are meant to frighten, like Guardian Demons. Some gremlin programs wreak havoc with their mischief. Some consider the Demon AI programs to be the worst. The Holodemon AI program invades a victim's computer system and learns all it

 can about the victim. Then it proceeds to do everything it can to harass the victim (feeding on files, manipulating the victim's finances, playing the victim's most hated music). This program has caused many victims to come crawling to the technomage who cast it, begging forgiveness.

 Little more I can say, for that would destroy the illusion... and reality.

IRL: Notes on the Entries

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