Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I realized something/ Quintessence

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.

29 comments:

  1. Most people figure out what their quint is during childhood? I still haven't figured it out!

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  2. Kinda confusing... i'd take them powers though ;D

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  3. Hm, I guess it all just about makes sense. A lot of it is kinda the logical thing to think anyway.

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  4. So sort of a mix between the force and super hero powers? How are they obtained?

    I always enjoy fictional writing, looking forward to some sweet stories.

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  5. I'm pickin up what you're puttin down, bro.

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  6. looks like you've really though this out... what sci-fi worlds do you take inspiration from?

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  7. @Fuzzy
    They are kinda obtained in the same way of heroes, like people just kinda get it one day, or they do something they didnt expect then work on it.

    @Hank
    I am going a lot on my experience with Warhammer 40k partially because I love those stories and partially because I want to turn this into a table top setting, and just basically any futuristic setting, like star wars, but everything will be more contained to the 1 planet versus whole galaxies

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  8. What a nice blog
    And you respond to the comments, very good.
    Keep posting, i'll follow you;)

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  9. lol... what? I will be monitoring this blog if just to figure out what you're talking about.

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  10. you raise a valid point, but i'm not sure i understand you completely here

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  11. Very interesting...however very confusing aswell.

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  12. Hmm interesting subject, never thought of it that way. Waiting for more

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  13. Some interesting stuff in your blog. Keep it up.

    I'm going to start following you.

    Thanks!

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  14. That makes sense if you think about it

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  15. good read. Definitely explain things as you go, I get lost pretty easily.

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  16. Will stay tuned for more posts then mate ;)

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  18. That's really interesting oO Need to find out more about it!

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  19. a man powered machine that can move with mechanical cogs, efficient and efficient
    check my blog for sick politics!

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  20. Nice update, waiting for more! :]

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