I realized that in my stories there is probably going to be a lot of little things, like technology names and concepts that most people cant get from reading my stories. So I think in the process of writing I am going to start explaining items as they come up in my writing.
I am going to start by explaining Quintessence. It is the "magic" in this setting, its similar to like midichlorians in Star Wars in that a specific person's Quint is a measurable value and is biologically founded.I haven't decided on the science behind Quint just yet, but when I do expect another post about it.
Now let me explain how quint functions.
-It is a personal control over something, it can be anything and it is something each person needs to find out individually. Most figure out what their quint is during childhood.
-The "powers" can range anywhere from pyrokinetics, to lock-picking, to levitation of items or even possibly dangerous ones to be used like weapons.
-Technology has come a long way and it can harness an individual's quint and use it in its raw form to perform a number of actions. This works out to lower to total consumption of fuels because it feeds on a person's energy.
-An example of technology with quint would be transportation. Most people get around in vehicles called SOCTs (Standard of Continental Travel). When they get into the SOCT they attach a wrist band that harnesses their quint, and so the more people in the vehicle the less of a strain it is on everyone; and when one person doesn't have enough quint to do something alone there is an integrated electrical system that takes over the remaining power needs.
I will probably post more on SOCTs and PSOCTs within the next day or so. Stay tuned.