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2023.05.28 09:18 MathematicianDeep214 2 Player Action RPG medival themed?

Hey guys,
me and my buddy just finished Elden Ring with a coop mod and it was really fun. We have also played monster hunter world, ark survival and skyrim together aswell as dark souls, so now we are kinda searchign for a new game that you can either play together normally or with mods. We really like medival kinda games, with some story, big bosses and some stuff like that so basicly your standart Action/Adventure RPG. Thanks for your recommendations.
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2023.05.28 09:15 Uberantwild My AP story

I'm not on a laptop now and just on phone so please forgive typos. If I miss something I'll add it later. L

I'm not the only one who uses astral projection/OBE to visit other places and gain information beyond our physical brains. Anne Varnes wrote a book on how she won big Lotto prize by seeing the numbers in a news paper in the Akhashic records and she also astral projected to the moon and saw a base there with some men and 1 woman inside the moon base.

I learned astral projection from Robert Monroe in his book the Ultimate Journey. Robert brought back some psychic abilities from the astral projecting he did and so did I. Robert one day fell down stairs in his home and was caught by a psychic cushion that prevented him from face planting. The CIA uses Robert Monroe's Gateway/Hemi-sync which they bought from the Monroe institute he founded. They use it to train psychic spies. It's how they're often able to precision know Russian war ship or other Russian positions to help Ukraine. The Air force soldiers get trained in this and CIA has pdf declassified documents of this. Air force soldier selected for remote viewing test is already able to tell the top ranking Air Force guys their name and everything about the test right when he meets them, and he surprises them because he already remote viewed into the future the night before and saw everything abot them and test they give. US is always 50 years ahead of any tech including Metaphysical/Multidimensional tech.

My Astral projections gave me some interesting psychic abilities. A random thought will come to me and that thought becomes true. Example someone is about to knock my door and a thought of someone knocking my door comes to me and a few seconds or minutes later someone does. Same with when someone is about to call me, I'll think of them.

I myself also used astral projection to win lottery a few times and not millions but in hundreds of thousands and I bought a house and nice car. I've won two large prizes and people in my state wonder how I do it. I've also won lots of smaller thousand dollar prizes. Something about the Astral projection also keeps me youthful. I'm 37 and I still look and feel like I did in 2003 when I had my first epic OBE. There's a psychic challenge in California that I plan to participate in, they offer $250k for proof of the paranormal. During test I'll be telling them something located in room next door when I astral project and see what it is.

Here's pic of me to show you proof I'm smooth and youthful at age 37. I believe AP has an affect on the body at the cellular level.

Fyi I've learned from Akhashic records that the Octopus , squid and another wild earth living creature (Forgotten which) are of alien origin. They arrived here with advanced Alien intelligent beings in the distant past. God used to allow Alien civilizations to come to Earth in the past but has since barred them from coming so man can have own evolution to those kinds of techs the Aliens use.

Egyptian Pyramids were built by an Alien race that has advanced space travel capabilities using special elements not found on Earth. Their home world looks a lot like ancient Egypt, green and rivers and Pyramids all over the place. There's over 500 advanced Alien intelligent life and they've all evolved past the need to eat meat or plant material to sustain themselves. They draw their sustaining energy directly from Gods infinite living light energy.

Fyi guys I've also learned that our physical Universe and its laws of physics don't just occur by coincidence. God is very advanced in mathematics and powers man hasn't grasped yet. If the electron didn't orbit the nucleus in the atom at approximately 6,000 mph there wouldn't be any large matter like humans. There's more proof of Alien being or God being creating our universe. The universal constant is also fine tuned. Universal constant is so fine tuned that it's the equivalence of hitting a small target 🎯 on earth with a dart launched from space. Our Universe is too fine tuned for it to be coincidence.

Our consciousness is made of a special living light particle that is also part of Gods own living light. I learned in the Akhashic record that the photon is directly from God. During a high energy event space/time micro tears releasing the Photon from Gods own infinite living light.

Ever noticed on a sunny day you feel happy? That's because the suns light is an extension of Gods own living light energy. Your soul is feeling the loving energy from Gods living light which the sun light is also an extension of. God wants us to love each other. Love is power.

God wants the very best for us but gave us gree will so awful things can and do happen in the world. My previous post on this sub went into more on this part.

The last part I wanna mention is that I also saw some future events on Earth in the Akhashic record. Humans last year on Earth will be in decade of 3,500. But prior to that a lot of nuclear wars. If you're a millenial fyi your grandchildren and your children will be caught in these awful nuclear wars and most Millenial mau not be alive anymore than. If you live in the East and West coast USA, I recommend building in your basement or backyard a nuclear proof bunker and long survival food that can last 20+ years like olive oil canned tuna and plenty stored too. There will come a time when water and food will become the currency and people fight over it. Well 💯 be going back to Barter system so silver, gold and ammo will become like currency.

After all of that nuclear war mess is over, some young people will take over the earth and they'll be calm and spiritual in nature. Earth's population will be only 1Billon. God doesn't interfere with Mans affairs so the world nuking each other won't nean God doesn't exist fyi. All those dead souls will go back to God.

I will be around early 70s when the first big nuclear war happens and thanks to all the AP/OBE I do I'll be looking like 45 or 50 years old and feeling that way too. But I'll eventually be ready to astral project out of my body for the last time and go into the higher heavens in our Multidimensional Hyperverse.

The hardened atheists think God is some imaginary Greek big white beard looking God in the sky but they'll discover in physics death the truth.

Oh I forgotten to mention to get ready for a big surprise in 2024, and then in 2028 another big surprise about who becomes US President. You'll 😂
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2023.05.28 08:23 AnarchyLaBlanc Learning to act like fire as a magic system.

The Great Flame is an extraplanar entity that exists on the other side of reality. It is also the origin from which all life stems.
Spirits are pieces of the great flame, meaning when someone dies, they return to the fire to be purified, their memories and mortal burdens burned away as fuel for the Great Flame. Then they will break off once again to be born anew.
General information
In this world, magic stems from the fire, the reflection of the Great Flame's light. Specifically what different cultures learned from it. Some learned to replicate the way fire moves with their own bodies, some have learned to replicate how it sounds with their voices, and still others have learned to replicate its adaptability with their bodies.
People powered these abilities with special breathing techniques that tempered their inner fire. The less air they took in the less powerful the ability, but the more controlled it was. However, they ran the risk of "snuffing" where their spirit would extinguish. The inverse was in taking lots of air to burn their inner fire hotter leading to more power, but less control. This in addition to "burn out" where they turn into scourges.
Over hundreds, maybe thousands, of generations, these individual cultures evolved bodies more capable of nurturing these abilities. Becoming more potent.
Dance like fire
The dance school is about moving like fire. The wildfire sub-school allows one to "spread" like wildfire, striking multiple targets and turning precise strikes into wide slashes. The flicker sub-school allows one to move with speed and agility. The combustion sub-school allows one to use powerful blows that can split rock. The rise sub-school allows one to climb impossible obstacles.
Purify like fire
The purity school is about purifying and renewing like fire. The cauterize sub-school allows one to mend wounds and regrow flesh. The renewal school allows one to heal dead or dying flesh or organs. The purge sub-school purifies the body of diseases or poisons.
Daze like fire
The daze school is about stunning the mind and hypnotizing the target. The stun sub-school allows one to startle the mind to keep it from reacting. The dazzle sub-school allows one to confuse the mind so it struggles to recognize stimuli.
How I want to use this
I want this magic to start mysterious and dangerous. Some ten thousand years ago it was first discovered by humanity. People began to examine their campfires and notice the patterns within. Then began to imitate these patterns for daily life. Moving like fire gave them the speed to outpace their prey during the hunt, speaking like fire allowed them to be more agreeable and work together, purifying like fire allowed them to heal and survive fatal diseases. All these things moved humanity forward. Ten thousand years of using this magic, people started to evolve bodies capable of better using specific types of fire magic.
In a more present-day setting, humanity is using magic more effectively though they are still divided into clans by their power. At this point, through education, people have begun to use this magic more efficiently and without as many downsides. They started domesticating animals to use this magic and use them as luxuries. Examples being a sort of doglike being that can warm like fire and help people survive the cold nights in the desert. Or beetles that glow like fire that they keep in special jars like lanterns.
However, they still use this magic themselves. improving themselves in these magics and using them in more modern ways like agriculture, medicine, construction, and eventually technology using a tool called the wildfire engine to create energy for electronics. Basically, people sit around an engine and meditate creating energy for society. People can even learn this skill for the sake of charging their own devices. These technologies are biological in nature or biomechanical. As in they grow certain components and craft others.
Where I need help
I have very few abilities and nine clans that need to each have an interesting power. I have been racking my brain, but I've only come up with the three abilities I listed above. If anyone has any ideas based on the system I presented, please let me know.
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2023.05.28 08:18 AlexSciChannel My personal rewrite of the Infinity Castle arc - Part 1

For the record. It is an amazing arc and croc-sensei did spectacularly on it. I just think it didn't reach its peak potential. Structurally I think some of the battles should be reorganized. In my rewrite most of the arc will stay the same, though there will be new sequences and new characters.
Hashira training arc preemptive rewrites:
In order for my Infinity castle rewrite to work I'll have to add a character that's introduced in this training arc. Though the rewrites here aren't that extensive so it's just a small section.
First off, I didn't like how the Demon Slayer corps didn't even attempt to fill in the empty spots for Hashira left behind by Kyojuro and Tengen. So here I am introducing a new character that is going to be Rengoku's former Tsuguko and now the current Flame Hashira as she has replaced Rengoku after his death. I don't wanna put too much thought into names or this will come off as fanfiction so I'll just call her Yurei for convenience sake.
The basic character profile is that she was student under Kyojuro after he saved her from a Demon that killed her family yada yada. She always lived in the shadow of her fellow senior disciple-mate Mitsuri Kanroji who was also a student of Kyojuro's and originally the first pick to be his Tsuguko. That was until Mitsuri decided she wanted to be a Hashira herself and entered the ranks without replacing anyone. So the Tsuguko position fell to Yurei being the second choice for Rengoku's succession. So there's a bit of jealousy between this new character has Mitsuri.
She is teaches one of the rounds of the Hashira training that takes place before Mitsuri. It focuses on [insert cool anime martial art aspect here]. The point here is that Tanjiro isn't liked by the new Hashira and is purposefully and unfairly withholding him from progressing to the next round. Stemming from jealousy that Tanjiro was there in Rengoku's last moments and she felt like he valued him more as an apprentice despite never officially being his master. The goal here for Tanjiro would be to resolve this inferiority complex and show that Tanjiro is just a nice dude that doesn't want to steal other people's mentors.
She stops hating on Tanjiro but tells him to make sure he completes Mitsuri's training round faster than he did her's to prove her regimen is more difficult that Mitsuri's. That's it for Hashira training.
Muzan's conversation with Kagaya Ubuyashiki Rewrite:
This entire scene in the Infinity Castle arc I thought was perfection and really no need for changes. This is simply my alternative version that includes some cool ideas. So if you don't want to hear it and just want to see my rewrites for things I thought could be improved, you can skip this section.
So my alternative for this scene keeps basically all the dialogue in the exact same way it was depicted in the manga but has a new scene after it. Instead of Kagaya kamikazing his own home, he unsheathes a family heirloom sword with a pitch-white blade. Now I know what you're thinking. Kagaya isn't a fighter, and that's part of his charm that you don't need to be physically strong to be a good leader. But hear this out.
I am going by logic that since the Ubuyashiki family were the first victims of the Demon scourge and leaders of Demon Slayers, it would be hard to believe they didn't have any in family defenses. In my rewrite I have them be the progenitors of a new type of breathing, Light breathing.
This breathing style has 15 forms total, second most behind Moon breathing, and not a single one of these forms are used for attack. Yep, heard that right. In this rewrite, Light breathing is an evolved version of basic recovery breathing utilized to its maximum potential. In the lore it would've been used for seemingly inhuman feats of healing and regeneration from physical trauma and disease. It would also make sense that this style would be created by the Ubuyashiki family during efforts to find ways to mitigate their curse. And although it has no effect of canceling out curses or magics, Kagaya uses it to temporarily heal the physical effects of his curse.
Thinking Kagaya wants to fight, Muzan instantly unleashes a fury of attacks. And this scene we get to see full destructive utilization of all Muzan's blood demon arts, not limited by any poisons or miracle medicines procured by Tamayo yet. Kagaya doesn't attack, but instead, in his new temporary healthy state, uses Light breathing to deflect attacks, continuously mend wounds, and temporarily blind/stun Muzan. Kagaya won't throw a single attack the entire fight, thus preserving his Buddha like nature.
In reality, the confrontation is to stall for time until the demon slayers arrive. Using his mystical foresight, Kagaya skillfully calculates how to evade each of Muzan's destructive attacks. Muzan realizes this and thus procures situations where even if Kagaya can forsee different ways of how he evades in the future, all options will involve him being fataly injured. But even after he is gravely mutilated by Muzan's attacks, the Light breathing forms he uses in response heals all wounds and poisons completely.
Another fact about Light breathing is that, the breathing method itself is derived from Wisteria plants' respiration and transpiration of chemicals. So in a sense it mimics the qualities of Wisteria. Thus including another added affect. Any demon in close proximity of someone using Light breathing has their Blood Demon Arts temporarily weakened at an exponential level and so is their regeneration slowed down massively. This comes into play when Kagaya thinks he's stalled enough and then detonates his house, killing him and his family. Muzan doesn't die but since he regenerates almost instantly, it was essential to be in proximity to the Light breathing so Tamayo could have time to insert the medicine and give the Hashira an advantage.
The sequence of events immediately before and during entering the Infinity Castle stays the same.
First Round Infinity Castle Battles - Shinobu vs Douma Zenitsu vs Kaigaku:
Nothing changes from the manga. Perfection. Just think, it should be more apparent that they take place semi-simaltaneously.
Second Round Infinity Castle Battles - Tanjiro & Giyu vs Akaza Urokodaki, Tengen Uzui, Shinjuro, & Nezuko vs Jigoku Uzui (New Upper Moon 5):
The events of the Akaza fight are not changed and neither are the events surrounding it.
Simply adding another battle that takes place at the same time. This battle is with the former Hashira and certified Nezuko protection gang, fighting against Tengen Uzui's brother and current demon shinobi, Jigoku Uzui. I chose the name because Tengen means heaven and Jigoku means hell.
(Flashback) After the dispatch of Gyokko in the swordsmith village, Akaza was tasked with finding a good candidate to replace him. He stumbled upon the ruthless shinobi culture cultivated by the Uzui family. Seeing how they're a group of efficient warriors that don't hold any ethical qualms, Akaza challenged both Tengen's father and Jigoku to combat at which they fought him at the same time. If Akaza won they'd agree to become demons, and they'll keep they're clan but as long as they're loyal to Lord Muzan. But if father Uzui and Jigoku won, Akaza would leave them alone. The fight devolves and eventually involves Jigoku's children joining in. Akaza defeats Jigoku and kills his father as well as a few of his children. Recognizing the ones that have survived as strong and Jigoku as a worthy adversary, he gives him and his surviving children Muzan's blood to be turned to demons. The Uzui clan is now loyal to Muzan and Jigoku Uzui has been nominated as Upper Moon rank 5.
(Current) I think it will be an interesting dynamic with Tengen encountering his brother again and this time as a Demon. It will make for lots of drama as well as an interesting fight between two shinobi and two swordsmen. Nezuko would stay asleep most of the fight with Urokodaki directly protecting her. Speaking of, in this rewrite Jigoku was sent by Muzan to directly collect Nezuko and bring her to him.
Now about Jigoku's Blood Demon Art. I decided he should have the full arsenal of basic shinobi weaponry like Tengen and his wives, however his main weapon and instrument of the Blood Demon art is that of a double sided kusarigama. Basically a staff with dual sickles on each end and a chain holding a miniature mace extending from the staff's center. The blood demon art entails rapid spinning of the dual sided kusarigame of which blood tendrils extend from the ends causing extreme destruction while boosting speed.
At first, Jigoku is overwhelmed by the pure skill of these three master former Hashira. Even though they're rusty techniquewise, their coordination is perfected through endless battle experience. Jigoku's head is severed but wait, it's not over. Three more demons sprout from his neck and seperate. Jigoku's sons/Tengens nephews turned demons. Jigoku regrows his head and the real battle begins.
The fight plays out as a team battle with constantly switching opponents and locations around the Ubuyashiki estate. When it comes to the oldy swordsmen, Shinjuro is almost a mirror image of his son Kyojuro when Tengen sees him in battle, warming his heart. The only difference is that the sincerety that once inhabited the former flame Hashira is gone and has been replaced with a new layer of ferocity when fighting. Shinjuro isn't only fighting to protect or for honor, but to utterly crush his opponent in raging fire. Urokodaki still has that veil of sympathy and sincerity but his fighting style is different from Giyu's. The former fights in the style of a raging river controlled yet violent, while Giyu's is more calm and feeling, using current like movement to use the energy of the attacker back at them.
The 3 Uzui demon brothers all have Upper Moon 5 on their eyes despite not being the main threat. From strongest to weakest, there's the eldest brother, the youngest brother and the middle brother.
In the second half of the battle Nezuko wakes up and realizes she has limited time as a Demon left as she is slowly reverting to being a human. So she participates in the battle aiding the former Hashira. I thought this would be a good parallel to take place at the same time as the Akaza fight as it would be brother and sister fighting different Upper Moons simultaneously. She would also use her exploding blood to make Urokodaki's blade turn red.
At the climax of the battle Tengen manages to get a Demon Slayer Mark over his right eye with a series of parallel curved lines, increasing in size the further up the forehead they go. This is supposed to mimic soundwaves. Eventually all heads are severed with Jigoku's specifically being cut off by a marked Tengen. But one of the Demon brother's head was instead ripped off by Nezuko and not by a nichirin blade. So they don't disintegrate, which gives headless Jigoku enough time to surprise attack Shinjuro, stabbing him through the heart with one of the broken off kusarigama blades, killing him. Tengen avoids the attack of the headless Jigoku because he's also a Shinobi and Nezuko protects Urokodaki. Nezuko uses one last push of power to use her exploding blood to completely disintegrate the body of one of the headless demon brothers before any of them can reattach their heads. Now all demons left are headless by nichirin blades, they disintegrate.
Last Note: probs gonna continue into multiple parts. Don't really care if anyone reads the whole thing. Only for my personal peace of mind so I don't forget. Sorry if this is too long. If you do end up enjoying, thanks.
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2023.05.28 08:13 Jacquesatoutfaire Introducing Vamp-Iron Survivors

Inspired by the popular Kaizo Ironmon Pokemon challenge, I present Vamp-Iron Survivors. This is an idea for a challenge run to keep the end game interesting for those looking to do more than make a trillion golden omelets.
Here are the rules: 1) All characters should be unlocked, and all powerups should be purchased. Set up: No eggs. 4 weapons limit. Hyper Mode, Arcanas, and Limit Break on. (going through the charactestage select and choosing these options will set them up to work for quick start) 2) Before starting your run, choose a base weapon and an evolved weapon. If you get a candy box or candy box 2, you may choose one of these weapons. 3) Use Quick Start for a random character and level. 4) Choose a random arcana (the '?' button) 5) Every level you may choose the weapon or power up in the first (top) slot or "skip". You may "banish" an item only if you already own it. 6) For arcana chests, you may choose the first (left) slot. You can "reroll", but you can still only choose the card in the first slot. 7) Survive.
What do y'all think? I'm open to adjustments. Thinking about incorporating the shop weapons (maybe you can purchase one as your fourth weapon?)
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2023.05.28 07:20 KingoftheRednecks The Void Hunt ch 2


Mogan was more than a little woozy after repeatedly toasting his deal with the two ladies. Shidhu had an interesting taste to it, but it was also strong. The San had alcohol, but fermenting berry juice or birch sap was a long procedure and took a lot of work and space. There had never been much to drink, and what they had wasn't nearly so strong.
They had also never needed an antidote for alcohol, while those who had alcohol had seen all its dangers many times over. A fizzing, nasty-tasting drink—once the women had left--had his head clear within minutes, and he walked easily, and steadily, out of the bar.
The bar did not look like the kind of drinking establishment that would be favored by the custom of a man who owned and commanded a ship three kilometers long. It was, to put it bluntly, a dive, the kind of place that the constables avoid. The Tortuga was the kind of place where an enterprising individual could buy weapons that weren't normally allowed on Haitac Station, or drugs that weren't allowed, or discrete passage on a ship if he needed to leave in a hurry. It was not the kind of place to bring the family, or a lover, or anybody who was not engaged in activity that was illegal or close to it.
Technically, Mogan could hire whoever he wanted, but since the companies that Races-through-the-Marshes and Wakawa ran had a somewhat... checkered... history, they generally preferred to stay where they could make an easy escape.
Then again, Mogan didn't look like the kind of man who owned a three-kilometer ship. Or commanded, at least; ownership was in the name of the San tribe. Mogan wore a loincloth, a strip of material about three meters long and a tenth as wide, wound between his legs and around his waist for a snug fit. Once upon a time these were doeskin, soft and supple, but nobody but his own tribe within a few thousand light-years had ever seen a doe, or tanned a hide.
His leggings were of tougher material, fringed to help keep the rain off, and his shoes were of a softer sole than most wore. Most Sylfa, at least; many species went barefoot. A tunic of the same material covered his torso down to his hips, likewise fringed. Like the loincloth, these were once deerskin, and in the cold he would wear a heavier coat over it. These were colored and patterned like leather, but he couldn't even identify the material. Softer than leather, it was tougher as well, and a few controls from the pad in his left hand could even make it as warm or as cool as he liked.
The latter was standard for most clothing, protecting from all but the most extreme temperatures, but the rest looked as primitive as it did before his tribe had ever seen a ship.
A rod was tucked into his belt on the left side, bent slightly back. At one end was a hand grip, with straps looped to fit two fingers into, and on the other end was a beautifully-carved ibex,with its horns forming a small but dull hook to the weapon. The atlatl could hurl a spear twice as far or more, and with almost exponentially more force, but Mogan carried no spears.
He did once, in a quiver made of birch-bark, with the bottom third of the spears covered and the feathered ends sticking over his head, but by now the weapon was more a mark of office than a tool he used. Back in those days it was tucked into the right side, in easy reach of his throwing hand, but no more. On the right, it would have gotten in the way of the laser pistol in its low holster on his right hip.
Most people who carried a rifle or pistol either wore or carried a targeting monocle, a lens that would adjust for moving targets and tell the shooter where to aim, but the San needed no such thing, neither the expense nor the time the device took to find a solution and adjust.
The humans were unique in this.
On his cheek was a mark; a simple tattoo, of only two lines in a pattern like an inverted y, the mark of his tribe. He was of average height and build, with brown hair and eyes, skin bronzed from many different winds and many different suns, but among the two thousand people of the San he was high chieftain. And captain, soon.
Mogan continued to walk up the wide hallways, avoiding the central areas, until he spotted the old man. A small wave, and he turned to head that way.
Shett was once one of the Yil, the hereditary nobility of the Sovereignty. The Yil were untouchable within the Sovereignty, able to do as they wished to such an extent that only protection a citizen had was the possible protection of another Yil. Rather than Yil Shett, the man was now simply Shett, a citizen of the Confederated Settlements. And a traitor as far as the Sovereign was concerned, almost certainly.
Yil Shett had been a wise man with a sharp mind, but a little more than heavyset, nearly locked into his office by duty and stress. Now the man was whipcord-thin, typical of the Sylfa, walking easily. Defecting from the Sovereignty had meant giving up unimaginable wealth—the man had literally owned three planets—but it had clearly been a good thing for him.
The Sylfa waved an arm to make sure Mogan saw him, and tapped a panel on the wall. “Good evening, Captain.”
Mogan shrugged a little. It was “evening” in the sense that they were nearing the end of the cycle, but on the station there was no difference between night and day. Haitac was in orbit around a star, so they didn't even have the shadow of the planet to contend with. But the lack of sun and moon often threw off his mental sense of time, and the twenty-hour day did not help.
“Whatever it is at the moment,” he chuckled, “I hope it goes well for you.” The walls of the station had rails near the ceiling. Hanging from them was something that looked more like saddles on cords, so that nearly any creature could sit on them, extending from beams. Some species had tails, after all, and sitting on a bench was uncomfortable for them at best.. The beams moved swiftly down the corridors, an important feature in a station that was mostly corridor.
Haitac Station was part dock, part shipyard, part admiralty court, part military base, and part entertainment complex. The court could be centralized, and was. The military was as centralized as it could be, although patrols also kept the peace in the rest of the station. The entertainment could be centralized, but for some reason was not, with bars and brothels and hotels and sports complexes and libraries and theaters of various kinds in odd and unlikely places. The docks and shipyards could not be. The dreadnoughts that were the backbone of any fleet were four kilometers long, and some were as much as twice that. A massive tanker or cargo hauler could be four or five times as long, and the end result was that the ships needed a great deal of room between each dock. In addition, since it was partly military, sponsored by the Settlements, there were areas, such as the one they were bound to now, that were not open to the general public.
Mogan climbed onto one of the saddles, and Shett onto another. The average Sylfa was about a head taller than a human, but about two-thirds the weight. An evolutionary past that stayed in the trees for longer granted them a lighter build than humans, and six limbs compared to humanity's four, but they could not walk as well as humans.
Then again, nothing could. Nor did any species, sapient or not, hold the endurance that humans had. The Sylfa could scramble up surfaces with an ease that astounded humanity, leap over a human's head from a standing start, and sprint nearly twice as fast, and others like the Shawing could move even faster over a short distance, but nothing matched a human over long distances.
Mogan had carried a Sylfa once, as he ran, but that was his woman, not a friend. Instead, he held to the saddle as the beam returned to the rails at the upper edge of the wall. It adjusted to their heights by simply changing the length of the cords. The Zerda came no higher than his knee for a tall one, while the Mantu were easily three times his height, so very few affairs were one-size-fits-all measures... another difference from the Sovereignty.
The beam rose into the air, moving along the ceiling at a place slightly faster than Mogan could sprint. Up ahead of them a light indicated a spot where they could make the beams lower to the floor again, but they were going well beyond that point. A small field in front of them kept the wind of their passage from getting too bad.
Mogan was familiar with hard light shields, since every ship had them, but he did not think this was hard light. Hard-light was impossible to make without Reagnium-80. Considering every single interplanetary vessel needed a supply of it and its relative rarity, Reagnium-80 was so valuable that the Settlements used it as the value standard for their currency. There were thousands of these beams, all throughout the station. Not only would they have had to spend an obscene amount to make them, but anything that valuable would have been stripped out and stolen within days... cycles, here.
“The war?”
Shett nodded in reply. “We got news not long ago of a large battle at Manna-6. Ground battle. Our forces were outnumbered about half-again-to-one, but it was a heavy victory.”
Mogan nodded and relaxed, thinking. In a sense, this war was his fault.
Two years ago, he had been little more than a shaman of a small village, of a small tribe, on his homeworld—and on the entire planet, only he had understood even the concept of a homeworld. The term the Sovereignty used for the tribe's introduction to the greater galaxy was “upliftment.” Mogan didn't like it; it implied that he was somehow below the others, raised to true sapience by their own beneficence.
Perhaps every “upliftment” had an ulterior motive, but that of the San certainly had. Mogan did not regret his actions on Noepe; he had saved the lives of men and women breaking the law to survive, shot and stabbed a great many people enforcing what was in truth simple tyranny, and electrocuted the governess who had arranged for his woman to be marooned. No, he still looked upon their mission with pride, but one of the Yils had arranged it themselves, as a pretext to invasion. The few who know of humanity knew that Yil Shett had been a friend and advocate for the species, and the many who knew of Yil Shett knew that he had given up his titles and lands and betrayed the Sovereignty to join the Settlements.
Shett tapped a button on the saddle, and as the next light showed ahead the beam lowered to the floor so they could climb off. It wasn't far from here, and they could walk. They did so, for about two hundred yards before they came to a window.
“There's your dock,” Shett said. “I suppose I could have made a holo easy enough, but I thought your first look at her should be with your own eyes.”
Windows were more common in the public areas, where diners—or guests in the more expensive hotels—could look out on the void, and rarer in the corridors that were mostly just for reaching ships with crew or passengers or supplies. Mogan stepped out to this one, looked out over the dockyards, and stared, mesmerized.
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2023.05.28 07:05 thinkerapprentice The Organic Entropy Theory: Unraveling the Cosmic Role of Human Civilization or just another case of Dunning-Krugger Effect?

Hi everyone, I've been pondering something lately and it has led me to create a theory (maybe just the first steps of a theory) which I call the Organic Entropy Theory. I'm sharing it here for the first time and I'd love to hear your thoughts or any constructive/destructive criticism (all criticism is welcomed) you might have.
This theory merges concepts from physics, biology, philosophy, and history. It ponders: What if life, especially human life, contributes to the universe's entropy in a unique and potent way? You are all already familiar with the concept of entropy - the idea from physics that suggests the universe is on an inexorable march toward increasing disorder. But what if life, as an organic system, contributes to entropy in a unique, complex, and unpredictable way that non-living, inorganic systems don't?
We humans, according to this theory, create complexity and introduce change, innovating, and transforming energy and resources into new forms and structures. These actions create pockets of order, like our planet Earth, but simultaneously increase the overall disorder, or entropy, of the universe. In other words, as we grow and evolve our societies, we could be considered to be fulfilling a kind of "entropic mandate" from the universe.
This theory suggests that it is precisely our ability to increase entropy that fuels our progress and the development of our civilization, driving our scientific, cultural, and technological advancements. The ultimately optimistic progression of this could be a society that reaches a zenith of harmony, where everyone is taken care of and violence is extinct.
But entropy is not a one-way street. The same capacity that enables us to create can also lead to destruction. This theory states that the dilemmas and contradictions we face, the good versus evil, creation versus destruction, are reflections of this duality inherent in entropy itself.
What I find the most appealing aspect of this theory is the proposition that humans, among all life forms, have the potential to leave the most significant footprint on the universe due to our unique capability for unpredictable creativity. In spite of organic matter being a small fraction of all matter in the cosmos, this theory suggests that, due to its complexity, its relevance could be enormous in the future.
Because we are organic, we bring an additional layer of unpredictability to the process of entropy. Most entropic processes are predictable through the laws of physics, but the entropy humans generate is characterized by its unpredictability. If the theory holds, we may one day surpass the normal, predictable, inorganic entropy and become a major shaping force in the universe.
Adding to the insights, I've come to think that this Organic Entropy Theory could offer an explanation to a behavioral paradox we humans exhibit, both individually and collectively. We possess an outstanding capacity for logic, creativity, and problem-solving. Yet, we sometimes seem unable to overcome or circumvent even seemingly simple hypothetical issues that could better our health and survival. This inability, this blockage to make the best decisions, could potentially be attributed to our inherent entropic imperative.
It's as though we are biologically (or even physically to an atomic level) programmed to foster change, chaos, and entropy. If we can do so via advancement and science, that's fantastic. But if it takes the form of war and self-destruction, then so be it. The one thing that appears impermissible, as per our entropic mandate, is inertia. The universe, it seems, has created us to stir things up - for better or worse.
This is just an introduction to the Organic Entropy Theory. I'd love to know your thoughts. Do you know of any similar theories? Any feedback or discussion would be greatly appreciated! In essence, this theory suggests that we're not just observers of the universe; we are active participants, contributing to its destiny in a unique way.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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2023.05.28 07:03 FroyoRound How to make a new animal species?

Introduction The idea of creating a new animal species is fascinating. It would be like a new form of life, with unique characteristics that could be beneficial to the world. Although the idea of creating a new species can seem daunting, it can be done with the right approach. In this paper, I will outline the 10 steps in the process of making a new animal species, from identifying the desired characteristics to introducing the species into a new habitat.
Step 1: Identify Your Desired Characteristics The very first step in making a new animal species is to determine the desired characteristics. This could include the size, shape, color, and behavior of the animal. Additionally, the desired characteristics should be realistic and achievable within the boundaries of existing genetics.
Step 2: Research Once you have identified the desired characteristics, you must do your research. Researching other species that have similar characteristics is important in order to understand how the modifications will impact the animal’s behavior. Additionally, understanding the species genetic makeup can give insight into potential modifications.
Step 3: Genetic Modifications Using genetic modification technology, you can begin to make the desired changes to the new species. This can be done by altering the genes of existing organisms or by introducing new genes. With genetic modifications, it is important to consider the potential unintended consequences that could occur.
Step 4: Testing After genetic modifications have been made, it is critical to test the safety of the new species before introducing it into the wild. Safety precautions should include lab testing for any potential mutations, diseases or other undesirable results.
Step 5: Reproduction When the new species has been deemed safe, the next step is to reproduce it in a lab environment. This can be done with the assistance of artificial fertilization or cloning.
Step 6: Introducing the Species to a New Habitat Once the new species has been reproduced, it is important to find an appropriate location in which to introduce it into the environment. It is important to make sure the location provides the necessary environment for the species to survive and thrive.
Step 7: Monitor and Adapt Once the new species has been introduced, it is important to continuously monitor the species to ensure it is adapting to its new habitat. This can provide insight into how environment, nutrition, and other factors are changing the species and will allow additional modifications to be made.
Step 8: Reevaluate As the species evolves, it is important to continuously reevaluate the desired characteristics and adjust the genetic modifications accordingly. This process will ensure the species remains consistent with the original goals.
Step 9: Introduce Additional Species In some cases, introducing a new species may require introducing additional species into the environment in order to create a balanced ecosystem.
Step 10: Long-term Plan Finally, it is important to establish a long-term plan to monitor the new species and environment. This could include a variety of methods, such as studying the species’ behavior or tracking the impact the species has on the ecosystem.
Conclusion Creating a new animal species is a complex process that requires careful planning and research. By following the 10 steps outlined in this paper, you can make the process simpler and ensure the new species has a successful future.
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2023.05.28 06:48 Khotehk Argent Earth - Prologue

Against all the evil that hell can conjure.
All the wickedness that mankind can produce…
We will send unto them, Only You.
Rip and Tear
Until it is Done.
Memory Transcription Subject: Vikam, Venlil Space Corps Officer
Date: [Standardized Human Time] July 2nd, 2136
The ghost signal.
It had started as faint readings that rapidly spread across the entirety of know space, manifesting as a sort of white noise in the background of Federation communications and networks, so weak it could only be picked up by our strongest equipment, and even then it was so barely noticeable that for decades most had written it off as a simple statistical error or calibration issue. Until we noticed it was getting louder. Wherever we went it was always there, as if it were not a signal but rather a reading we were unintentionally picking up, one that had been getting stronger from the moment it had appeared. The signal that over a century ago could only be picked up by the strongest of our communications arrays, was starting to now impact those same arrays, and not just that, but even innocuous things like holopads and other civilian equipment had begun to malfunction at a much higher rate.
At this point the idea of it being a mere software glitch or hardware issue had been long since thrown out, not a single software update, code rewrite, or hardware swap had done a single thing to solve the mystery. But it was ever so slightly stronger in some sectors than others, and with the signals ever increasing strength we have finally been able to tell the relative difference in strength from one sector to another. Now the most concerning thing to me was that the signal was strongest nearest to Venlil Prime.
To say this revelation was worrying would be beyond an understatement, both to our own people and the wider Federation, we sit on both the border with the Arxur and unknown space, the idea that this wasn’t an anomaly but rather an attack or weapon caused even greater panic than we had ever seen before.
If this was the Arxur that would mean that they are in possession of a weapon that could have the potential to cripple our ships and communications, leaving worlds defenseless and unable to even call for help, serving our worlds to them on a platter without even a single shot fired in defense. The idea alone keeps me awake at night, thinking that we could be at the complete mercy of another who would see us dead or enslaved.
However the second option was somehow just as frightening. If it’s not the Arxur, then what is it? Where is it coming from? Is it even coming from a single place? Though I guess that last question did have some kind of answer. A few [years] back the readings spiked to unprecedented levels, causing mass electronic malfunctions across the entire federation before falling back down to a steady level, albeit much higher than ever before. However this time instead of seemingly appearing all at once, the spike seemed to rapidly cascade across space, and by mapping out the miniscule differences in time we could gain a general direction of its source, and that source was far out beyond any known space of both the Arxur and Federation.
Well I guess that’s why I'm here. Or rather why all of us are all the way out here in what might as well be the middle of nowhere on the edge of Venlil space, chasing this ghost signal to find its source, failing that, finding out what it really is.
I don’t like being out here, I don't think any of us do. I don’t know why, but I feel like the longer I stay out here, the more I feel like… like we’re being watched. The further we go into the outer territories the more uneasy I start to feel, and from what I’ve overheard from the rest of the crew, I’m not the only one. Honestly I’d rather be back home right now, the longer I stay out here the worse and worse it's been getting.
I’ve been having… nightmares. Recurring ones, for [months] now. Worlds burning, their surfaces charred and cracked like charcoal, the surface scarred with a symbol glowing a burning red. A five pointed star sitting inside a circle. Each time I fall asleep it’s a different world, Venlil Prime, The Cradle, Mileau, Nishtal, Aafa. I don’t know how I know what world I see given the destruction, it’s like there’s some knowledge planted in the back of my mind telling me what I’m being forced to look at. I wish it ended there, but every time, after witnessing worlds burn, I'm forced down into a ship or put on the surface.
Usually nightmares come from some experience in the real world, an Arxur raid, a predator attack, or simply a horrible accident. I had never thought that a nightmare itself could be a direct source of fear. But those… things, defied all logic. How could life ever evolve on any world to end up like… that, ignoring how such creatures could even develop any technology at all, somehow being more brutal than even the Arxur have ever been, if such an idea was even possible. Every night I am haunted by creatures tearing people apart, worlds burning, and red ships descending on whatever remains.
I’ve obviously developed some form of predator disease, that's the only explanation for why my mind has been spiraling down and down all these [months]. Only the deranged mind of a predator would be consumed by thoughts of nothing but death and destruction night after night. Sometimes when we jump into subspace I swear I can hear whispers. And now I know I’m going crazy because, well, when I look at the ship diagnostics it almost looks like something is shaking the ship while in subspace. Some of our fleet look like they have emerged from subspace with damage to the hull. It’s progressed so far I’m hallucinating.
The impact this has had on my mind has been steadily deteriorating my performance and I’m worried that someone will find out. If that happens I'll lose everything, my life, my herd, my family. Luckily nobody seems to have noticed yet. Still I wonder how long I can keep this ruse going, how long I can convince everyone I’m a normal person.
“Vikam, Anything to report?” The captain of the ‘Steady River’ asked me as he entered the bridge, probably having just woken up given his general lack of tidiness.
“Nothing unusual captain, readings here are only marginally higher, less than point-seven percent, however our long range scanners have picked up surges coming from this system here.” I projected the star map to the captain's display, showing an area several systems away where we had detected a similar pulse to the one from [years] ago, albeit much, much smaller.
“How long ago was this?” The captain perked up near instantly.
“Just over a claw ago it seems.” Apparently this set him off.
“What!? And you didn’t tell me!? If we finally have a solid location on these readings we need to investigate immediately!” One of the techs on the bridge spoke up after the captains’ outburst.
“Umm sir, what if it is the Arxur?”
“If it is, don't you think we need to know!? That’s the entire point of this expedition! Vikam, tell the fleet to prepare to jump. If it is the Arxur, we need to arrive simultaneously so we aren’t sitting alone without help.” The captain gave his orders and I obeyed, coordinating with the other capital ships of the fleet to act as anchors for the smaller ships to follow into subspace.
Our ‘exploration’ fleet was little more than a bunch of warships with science equipment strapped to them. Over 1200 ships split into four search groups, some splitting even further beyond that, would all now reconvene and jump to this system, if it was the Arxur we would need every ship available to beat them back and hopefully capture whatever technology was causing this. Personally I scoffed at the idea that the Arxur could come up with anything that could do this, I doubt they even have the capability of inventing things beyond new torture methods, considering everything they have was given to them. It doesn’t matter, our fleet was reinforced with some of the newest and strongest ships we could build, the Steady River is of a new ‘Heavy Cruiser’ pattern, a fresh off the line Farsul ship with enough armor to take on any Arxur vessel and measuring in at a massive [800 meters]! And we managed to negotiate to buy four of them! And received eight more directly from the Farsul navy! Combining them with the other ships sent as part of the combined search effort, our fleet had 26 capital ships and over 500 cruisers, with the rest of the fleet being filled in by bombers, frigates, corvettes, and patrol craft. I’m pretty confident we can take a few savage reptiles.
“All sub-fleets present, preparing for subspace jump.” a voice called out somewhere on the other side of the bridge as I double checked the fleet registry, ensuring all ships were accounted for and properly linking with their respective capital ships for the aforementioned jump. I began the countdown.
“Synchronization complete, subspace drive spooling up… Preparing to jump in three… two... one… Now.” The stars visible from the viewports rapidly shifted from white to blue, to purple, and then vanished as we entered subspace and the bridge was bathed in light blue.
“All ships have successfully jumped and are in formation. We will arrive at our destination shortly.” I gave a quick update before the tech from before spoke up again.
“Captain, should we prepare for the possibility of the grays showing up?”
“Mm… Yes, pre-charge our weapons and have the crews on alert before we re-enter realspace.”
Uhh, I’m not so sure about that. “Sir, is it wise to jump into an unknown situation with our fleet prepared to attack? There’s still a possibility that an entirely unknown party is responsible for the readings, and to be honest I don’t believe the Arxur are capable of such a thing as this. If they could cripple the entire Federation at once wouldn’t we already be dead?”
“And you’d rather us go in completely undefended? If it’s the grays then we’ll be ready and with greater numbers, if it’s an uncontacted species then they need to be warned of the Arxur and join the Federation as soon as possible, and if it’s simply a natural anomaly, then our actions don’t matter. I’d rather be prepared than caught off guard and served on a plate to those savages, if they even know what plates are.” The captain half ranted towards the crew. Once again the tech from before interjected just as I was going to offer my counterpoints.
“S-sir, what if it's another pred-” he was cut off by the captain laughing.
“It’s what? Other predators? Ha! Need I remind you that not a single predator has ever made it beyond their world without our help. Now tell the weapon crews to be ready.”
I don’t know if it’s my lack of decent sleep, but it almost seems like the captain has been becoming just as irritable and out of it as I am, becoming more and more paranoid about being attacked, and keeping the sensor and weapon crews on near constant alert when searching through systems and the occasional asteroid field.
I switched one of my displays to check our progress, and just as we passed the three quarter mark something strange started to happen.
Shaking. The ship was shaking. And not just a little, it feels like I’m in an atmospheric craft going through a storm but… but this shouldn’t even be possible! Not in space and definitely not in subspace, there’s no precedent for this! There’s no such thing as turbulence in space! I slammed my paw down onto the touchscreen, hoping I hit the right button and rejoicing that I did when the ship's alarm blared and the brace warning went to all compartments. Worse still, it’s not just us.
According to what I’m seeing in the fleet communications, every single ship was experiencing the same instability we were. Some of the smaller ships were taking it so bad that they collided with each other due to the tight formation we flew in, the now wrecks instantly vanishing from subspace in a flash and becoming little more than shrapnel flying through realspace. Is this some kind of attack? People have theorized about subspace weapons but they’ve never gone beyond theories and imagination. What is going on!? If this continues we won’t have a fleet left by the time we arrive!
“S-sir we have to exit subspace right now! Our fleet is literally being torn apart!” I tried to plead with the captain but-
“No! Keep going! Tell all vessels to de-sync from their capital ships and distance themselves, even if it means we have staggered arrivals! We haven’t come all this way just to stop now!”
He’s gone insane, but I transmitted his order. Evidently all the fleet captains had agreed to this as our entire fleet de-synced from each other, but not before we lost several more ships in the process. Many had collided like the unfortunate ones before, and some simply dropped from subspace without any notice, if this was intentional or not I can’t say, but it’s entirely possible whatever is causing this forced them to do so, seeing as our own subspace drive was being pushed to its limits.
I could do nothing but squeeze my eyes shut and push myself as far back into my chair as I could, waiting for this to be over. I couldn’t see it, but I could hear the panic around me as I could imagine everyone else was having a similar response.
A bright flash of white and blue, and then…
Slowly I opened my eyes and saw my computer displaying a message stating our arrival at our destination and the pings indicating the arrival of the others. Raising my head slightly I looked around the bridge and out the viewports. The still panicking crew, the captain heavily breathing and leaning back with his eyes closed, the systems dual stare-
Wait, no. This system is only supposed to have one star, every single scan and map has this system as having a single star. But there, a second one stood, much smaller than the first, and… it looked… wrong. Just wrong. Instead of burning it looked like it was boiling, and had tendrils of red energy splitting off of it, with two much larger ones coming from opposite ends, splitting the void around it in two. I was so caught up in the sight of it, I barely noticed the rest of the fleet arriving, or what’s left of it. We lost over two hundred ships just getting here, either destroyed or dropped out of subspace before arriving.
“What is… what am I looking at here?” The captain, now sitting up straight, spoke everyone's thoughts out loud. “Scan that immediately!”
It’s obvious we’ve found the source of the ghost signal, however being so close to it meant that our equipment which was barely working in the first place, now struggled to even look at that… thing.
Well at least I know my initial judgment was wrong, the anomaly wasn’t a star, or even the size of one, rather it was the size of a small moon. Our sensors mistook it for a star, as it had the full output of one. This relatively tiny object in space was emitting a higher level of energy than the system's own star, but none of the sensors could make any sense of what it was or even the type of energy it was emitting, every sensor we pointed at it was overloaded with errors, but… there were objects… coming through the anomaly.
“Sir I c-can- we can’t make any sense of… what this-” I tried to give some explanation but was cut off by the sensors giving off a very different alert, ship detections, thousands of them. Tens of thousands of them. “C-captain I-I’m picking up something, there’s ships coming f-from that… that thing!”
The entire bridge scrambled to get the equipment back in order as everyone wanted to know what was going on, how anything could survive being near the anomaly that nearly fried our systems, never mind coming directly out of it. Was it even an anomaly in the first place? Had we come across some race that was so advanced that they could literally tear reality as a means of travel? Was our inability to scan it merely a by-product or intentional design? Whatever it was, the energy used was like nothing we had ever seen, or even theorized of.
I pulled up as many sensors and screens as I could to get a look at those ships and-
My heart almost stopped.
I could hear nothing but ringing and my ever increasing heart beat. I feel freezing cold and burning hot all at once. I sunk my claws into my left arm to check I’m not still in a nightmare, I wish I was, but this is real.
All of those ships are real.
Red ships.
Those things, pulled straight from my nightmares, were now bearing down on us. I could do nothing but stare in frozen horror as the automated reports indicated over three thousand ships headed to our direct position. I could do nothing as that same red energy effortlessly lanced through our ships, tearing our already loose formation apart. I could do nothing as every ship fired back in panic, the interference preventing mass communication as the fleet desperately tried to return fire. I could do nothing as-
As a green light quickly overcame the visual sensors, and just as quickly left. The ship I was watching returned to view, now a gutted lifeless wreck, burning green from the inside out. Its strange tentacles that sprouted from the bottom now limply floating in the void alongside the shattered pieces of what remained.
What. Was. That.
The interference must have been greater than I thought, because those red ships were not the only thing out there. Scanning the system as fast as I could, I saw other ships on the other side, facing the anomaly, not the same sinister red, but a pale gray. Massive ships that dwarfed all but the most gargantuan of the crimson attackers. By the stars, even the smallest of those ships was almost as big as a standard cruiser! And those capital ships… they must be at least [2000 meters]!
I would’ve asked why any sane race would build such things, but those red ships varied in size so greatly that many surpassed the gray behemoths, sometimes even more than twice over!
That knocked me out of my stupor, the pale behemoths were holding off tens out thousands of vessels whilst our scanners indicated they possessed a mere five thousand, each firing off green and blue beams alongside endless swarms of missiles and kinetic fire so numerous the red ships couldn’t physically evade.
Plasma and kinetics I understand, although strange that it was bright blue and not the standard white, but that green energy was just as unknowable as the red coming from the anomaly and those damnable nightmare ships. Even their missiles detonated with pulses of green instead of the anti-matter design used by every known race.
What had we walked in on? We had just barged into two forces engaged in one of the largest battles in history, using completely unknown technology, and now one side was protecting us, or at the very least, attacking our attackers.
My hearing was finally coming back to me. “W-WE CAN’T REFORM! FLEET COMMUNICATIONS ARE OVERLOADED!” A tech screamed, a response to an order from the captain I hadn’t heard. Everyone was screaming, the bridge was in utter chaos, and the rest of the fleet was faring no better, hundreds already lost, our fighters and bombers were easily picked off by those cross-ships, and we couldn’t even communicate with how overworked our ship systems were directly after that horrid jump.
We could do little to save ourselves. But there were others who could, and were seemingly setting out to do just that.
Green and blue bolts began to mesh with our white plasma, part of that pale fleet had broken off and were assaulting the red fleet from our right flank, creating a cross of fire, though it was plainly evident that these unknown people were doing most of the work, as our shots went wide or failed to strike through the enemies shields and flowed off their armor like water. Our only true success was taking down those fighters, and a few groups having an unspoken agreement to collectively target some of the relatively smaller enemy vessels, finally destroying them after putting dozens of shots through their thick armor, creating a mosaic of burning dots.
We had no time to cheer, a few dozen out of thousands didn’t mean anything, even with the encroaching pale fleet doing most of the work, fortunately this also meant that the unknown predators started focusing their efforts on them instead of us, giving our ships a small reprieve.
A voice rose above the cacophony of mayhem in the bridge “Sir there’s something coming through comms!” What? I thought-
“I THOUGHT YOU SAID COMMS WERE OFFLINE!?” Exactly what I was thinking, though with less screaming involved.
“They were, but-” He was cut off as static overpowered every noise in the bridge, my console indicating it was a message being broadcasted from the pale fleet. An incredibly distorted voice was barely heard through the static.
“Unknown fl_________re in gr___ danger _____ reactiv________ Anima Fie_______ re-r____ to Al___ Centa___ im___iately. If you __________ any lon____ you___________ apart.”
Alongside the near indecipherable broadcast, came a packet of data that was so heavily encrypted that I don’t think an entire planet's worth of computers trying to decode it could do so in anything less than a decade, but even so, the message was clear, or maybe it’s just what I wanted to hear. Leave.
The pale fleet was now sitting between the red fleet and us, firing off massive energy beams from what I can only assume are spinal cannons like our own, only these ones were shredding through the predators en masse. Now that they were much closer, the pale ships began firing green orbs, moving slower than the beams, but whenever they neared a foe, green arcs of energy shot out and scorched anything they touched, before the orb detonated in a flash of light, sending out one last pulse of lightning to destroy whatever it could before vanishing.
We had little time to admire the artistry and effectiveness of these strange weapons, with the pressure now off our own fleet, every ship began to prepare to jump back to a predetermined fall back point.
Wait- no! That’s insane! We’ll never survive jumping back into subspace!
But it was too late for me to voice my objections, white became blue, blue became purple, and the stars disappeared as we jumped back into the azure abyss that would surely be our death.
Fleet Integrity: Critical
Fleet Cohesion: Critical
Estimated Fleet Losses: 881 / 1229 - 71.6%
Ship Systems: Damaged - Non-Critical
Estimated Crew Loss: 94
Aaaaannnndd with ten pages, 4000 words, the first chapter is done!
Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll, and I hope this chapter meets your expectations for an intro to Argent Earth, with our first character being just a little guy who’s being endlessly tormented by nightmares now brought to life. Someone get this man a donut.
We see some new Federation ships and an exploration fleet coming up against forces beyond their understanding, and our first look at the ARC navy.
Now for some clarification in case someone didn’t get it so I don’t have to reply in the comments:
The ghost signal - not a real signal, demonic energy interferes with technology but they don’t know that. It’s the interference they’re picking up, which has been slowly increasing as the veil thins and rifts are made. Also a Stellaris reference.
Turbulence - The ‘turbulence’ was their ship's subspace drives and systems malfunctioning because they essentially jumped right on top of a rift without any kind of shielding. To put it in 40K terms, they basically jumped into a warp storm without a gellar field, and got off real lucky.
Demon proof your tech kids. Though that can be hard if you don’t know they exist.
Credit to u/SpacePaladin15 for creating Nature of Predators.
Until next time, Rip and Tear.
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2023.05.28 06:08 Sympathyyyyyy 32/New Zealand/PC Looking for Plunder group 😊

Hey all 👋🏻 Looking for a gaming friend or group to team up with for COD plunder and other modes as well. I’m very chill and laid back, love a laugh. I play very regularly. Other games I’ve played are: Ark: Survival Evolved, DayZ, Hogwarts Legacy. Open to new games as well! 😊
Send me a chat, and we’ll go from there 😊
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2023.05.28 05:34 MrCurtwll Why aren't subnautica mods compatible with below zero if they have the same assets and the same engine?

Ark Survival Evolved has expansions, and its mods work with all expansions, why are below zero and subnautica mods incompatible? below zero is an expansion of subnautica shouldn't they be compatible between the two?
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2023.05.28 04:23 XedrickJ 18 PC ARK: Survival Evolved

Looking for someone to play ARK: Survival Evolved, boring mag isa, Dm me if interested ill add you on DC. Doesn't matter the skill level noob parin ako.
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2023.05.28 04:01 Zayzon Predator or Prey: Evolve or Die! Evolution Action Roleplay

Hey everyone! I made a new roleplay up on Gaia called Predator or Prey: Evolve or Die!

Set in Animalia City, a futuristic city that is home to animal-human hybrids who have the ability to evolve to gain more powers. Those struggling to evolve or control their powers can attend Evo Academy and even join clubs to make friends. But the world is not without threat as there are several dangerous factions such as the Children of the Slumbering Dragon Cult who reside in the sewers or the mysterious group The Menagerie who kidnap people to experiment on them and create Feral Hybrids that attack anyone on sight as well as gigantic Kaiju that aim to destroy the city! So, will you be Predator or Prey? In this world, its Evolve or Die!

Do you like making or playing in roleplays? Join my roleplay making server! We have many users to help collaborate with you on making your roleplay, either on Discord or on another site like Gaiaonline, as well as helping you make characters and just having a lot of fun with roleplay!
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2023.05.28 03:58 HoopersXcalibur Feedback on the game

Hey everyone, I wanted to give my feedback on the state of the game after playing for some hours.
First off, I am really enjoying the game a lot. In all honesty, these asymmetrical games have never worked for me. DBD seems to be way too focused on metas and is a difficult game to pick up with a not so friendly player base. Other games in this genre seem to have been mediocre at best and died for various reasons. These and many other issues that I won't get into, have scared me away from the genre as a whole.
So, what is different about TCM?
  1. The addition of a Team rather than a single killer like all others in the genre, makes it so tasks and tactics are spread across a team, rather than a single person having to micromanage every aspect of the match. For example, Leatherface is the brute which has the most damage output but is slower than the other members of the family. He can break off some of the shortcuts and doors victims use which gives the player the responsibility of closing off as many escapes as possible. The Cook in the other hand, is a more management focused character which can temporarily block shortcuts, sense moving players, and can collect the most blood for grandpa out of the current playable characters. Most importantly he can place locks on doors which again makes him a sort of base manager. Lastly, The Hitchhiker does the lowest amount of damage but, he can follow victims into shortcuts, place traps around the map, and is very agile. This is very high level and isn't meant to be an in-depth guide on the family, so my point is, each player has a task to do and isn't running around trying to do a million things at once while also trying to make sure the victims haven't escaped.
  2. The other major plus for me is victims are much more limited on their ability to endlessly "cheese" a family player. The number of times a pallet is used by survivors to run around in circles endlessly in DBD is truly annoying. The way TCM fixes this is by having the multiple players on the family team. If someone attempts to exploit a shortcut, they will most likely be ambushed by the family in no time. Also, most shortcuts aren't placed in a way where victims can exploit them as easily as they can in DBD. This basically forces the victims to actual plan an escape and not just stress the enemy out until they give up on the chase.
  3. Solo play works well as a victim. Teamplay as a victim will help your chances of escape but, the matches I've played have not required full cooperation. I like this because it enhances the moments when a random player decides to guide you to the escape that they have found even though they didn't really need to do it. The same goes for when a player leaves you behind because helping you might end up getting them killed. This reminds me a lot of how the movies work, which is awesome.
  4. No generators or skill checks
  5. There are multiple ways you can plan an escape as a survivor, or even just multiple ways to hide and ambush a family player. The same goes for the Family itself, there is many things you can do to plan out how you will get the victims and multiple ways to find out where they are, which helps the match to constantly keep evolving.
  6. Victim players are against the clock since they are constantly bleeding out. This forces them to take more risks in order to escape in time before they keep getting slower and slower until they collapse.
Those are just some of the things that I feel have made me enjoy this game like I've never enjoyed an asymmetrical game before.
Now moving on to the things I feel like need improvement:
  1. Options menu needs to be available on every screen. It's very inconvenient to only have the options available during a lobby or in the match.
  2. Perks, Loadout, and other character menus need to be available in the main menu. Right now, this doesn't matter as none of it is available. But, for release we need to be able to customize before the lobby to avoid wasting other people's time just to change stuff.
  3. Ultrawide support would be nice, I understand that a 16:9 aspect ratio was probably done for balancing reasons but, I'm sure there is ways the dev team can mess with the camera to avoid having an advantage when using ultrawide.
  4. The gore needs improvement, I think right now the gore just doesn't live up to the name of this franchise. Obviously, I know that the original film did not feature much gore at all, but it takes me out of the game to see Leatherface basically cut the woman in half in the intro, only to just see some red mark on her when the match starts.
  5. Clearer Context inputs. In don't know if it was just me, but I originally thought that the "Press E" prompts were supposed to be tapped and not held down. Again, this could just be a me issue.
  6. Speaking of button prompts, there seems to be an issue with doors not opening sometimes even when you press the proper button or just being noticeably delayed. Also, Grandpas prompt to feed him is very bugged as I keep having to reorient the character and the camera to a specific position in order for me to be able to press "E".
  7. This is nitpicky but, from what I have noticed, the chain on the chain saw does not move at all. It would be nice to see it properly move. Also, would be nice to see Leatherface actually pressing the button on the chain saw when revving it up.
  8. Where's Leatherface's Hammer?
  1. Mainly I would love to see some sort of short arcade type story for each character for both the Family and Victims. Similarly, to how fighting games have intro cutscene and ending cutscene (could just be artwork with voice over) whenever you play through a couple of fights (or towers for MK fans). It could simply work in this game by having an NPC match where depending on who you play or survive with you will get a character ending for that character.
  2. Introduce more storylines and movie content down the line.

These are just some of my initial thoughts and feedback. Would love to hear what everyone else thinks about the game. Also, for any DBD fans who may read this, I am in no way trying to shit on your favorite game or say it's bad, I'm just explaining why it pushed me away and why this is a game that fits better for me. And yes, I am shit at DBD no question about it.
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2023.05.28 03:55 Drakolf The Test:

[This is an aftermath sequel to Sanctuary. Please read it for context.]
Humans could get used to anything, given enough time and patience.
Intellectually, I am aware that I used to be Human, that prior to my exit from the dungeon, I'd had an entirely different life, that everything I knew from my past was a convenient lie to keep me trapped and servile.
There are many fanciful tales of Humans being taken, and through sheer willpower recalling their past lives and successfully destroying a dungeon's Core.
I know better, and I tell that to every would-be Adventurer who walks in through those doors.
When we were safely out of danger, John, Jimmy, and myself had come to an impasse on how to proceed. My entire life was gone, I was a monster, pure and simple, and even standing benignly in town got me more than a few terrified looks.
Dungeon Withdrawal is not unlike recovering from an addiction, I had to be locked up in a cell because every now and again, I got violent, demanding a Human to take me to the nearest dungeon.
The irony was not lost on me as I was indeed brought to a dungeon.
They kept me fed on a ration of meat and milk, both of which tasted horrible to me, because a dungeon sustains its monsters through mana, it's why several vicious monsters could coexist without killing each other.
But as it ran its course, the food began to taste better, and though they kept me for a week longer than necessary, once I was fully removed from the dungeon's influence, I was free to go.
John and Jimmy couldn't stay, they still had their own lives to live, and returning home victorious with both their manhoods intact was certainly going to make their lives easier.
They took one fourth of the loot each, at my direction, during one of my more lucid moments, and they ensured the Adventurer's Guild kept my half safe for me.
When I went to the Guild for my loot, it was given to me, coinage exchanged for viable currency, offers made on magic items that I staunchly refused to sell until I knew what I was going to do with my life.
Plus, that dagger is mine, I killed for it.
Because I didn't have any life to return to, the only clue being a letter that meant nothing to me taken from the body of a brother whose memory was utterly gone, save for the fact that my first and only look at him was a split skull and the look of fear in his eyes.
I didn't mention the funerary cannibalism to anyone, even if I didn't have any issue with it, the Humans certainly did and dragged me away from the body before I could even begin to explain.
It was the least I could do for someone who had once meant something to me.
The Guild also offered me a job, Monstrous Adventurers were valuable, they couldn't be taken by a dungeon with the right protections- and I had those protections tattooed beneath my scales- and their innate understanding of how a dungeon worked gave most adventuring parties an edge.
Plus, dungeon Cores were pretty, and could do practically anything if you removed it and bound it to you. Which I did. More on that later.
They had a Grandmaster Wizard try to recall my memories, he couldn't, the letter only indicated an empty house with very little of note or value to me, but since it was mine, I sold it for a modest sum.
It was a pair of brothers who entered the Guild, the sight of them joking and laughing dredging up unpleasantly sad emotions that had nothing attached to them except whatever remained of love for a brother that I had.
"We're here to register." The older of the two called out, completely missing the fact that I was there.
"Do you have an entry fee?" I asked as I climbed the step-ladder to address them. They screamed, I yelled, they screamed even louder. It was good fun, I liked scaring Humans.
"Now that you've sufficiently hurt my ears, do you have an entry fee?"
"It's a little lizard thing!"
"Kobold!" I snapped. "I am a Kobold, and you will stop acting like a bloody arse or I will have you thrown out so you can calm down!" Latent hatred for Humanity aside, I didn't have a particularly good temper, and when stabbing was a more efficient way to get your point across, I wasn't allowed my dagger.
They elected to calm down. Progress. They approached cautiously, as all newcomers do, and said, in a hesitant voice. "We're here to register?"
"Congratulations, you've echoed something I've already heard twice. Allow me to echo something a third time. Do. You. Have. An. Entry. Fee?"
"Entry fee?" He asked.
"Yes. An entry fee guarantees you basic armor and weaponry properly assigned for your roles. Without one, you will have to provide your own. The entry fee is fifty silvers."
"We, uh, we don't have enough for that." The younger said.
"We, uh, also don't have any weapons." The elder added.
"Bloody brilliant. You Humans cease to amaze me. Come this way, I can give you a quick job to earn enough to pay. You're going to need this."
I led the duo to a door, this was my door, because before I got a job here, it did not exist.
"Are either of you familiar with dungeon Cores?" I asked.
"They're really powerful." The eldest said with a nod.
"They create dungeons?" The younger asked uncertainly.
I sighed. I really did not have the patience for this. "Beyond this door is a dungeon. It is my dungeon. I aided a party in destroying a dungeon and claimed the core after giving them free rein on the loot."
I opened the door, which led into a recreation of the dungeon I had once called home. That was largely due to the fact that the same dungeon Core that dwelt in this one had come from that one. "Dungeons are graded based on what they create. This is a Grade 1 Dungeon. It is the safest and easiest of dungeons to survive in, and because it is under my command, this one is even safer."
I paused, making sure they understood.
"This dungeon does not have many monsters in it. This makes it the kind where, if you stay too long inside, you become a monster. This is something I cannot change, and I keep it this way because there are people who simply want a completely fresh start. There are ten Kobolds in this dungeon, they are the ones who did not get out in time, even with my help."
"Why are you showing this to us?" The older brother asked.
"Because it is the most expedient way for you to earn enough to pay for the fee, or to find enough armor and weapons to kit yourself out. The Kobolds in this dungeon are passive, but become hostile if you start taking things. Killing them is allowed, I can resurrect them without issue. But do bear in mind they used to be Humans."
I paused again, they nodded.
"You will experience the beginnings of the dungeon claiming you after one hour inside, this will manifest in growing scaly patches, your limbs becoming non-Human..." I explained the process of being claimed, which I described in exact detail. "After twelve hours, if you fail to return, you will be claimed, your memories utterly destroyed, and your will belonging to the dungeon Core."
I looked at both of them. "Now, would you like to opt for a cleaning job instead?"
"Once you lose your memories, you cannot retrieve them." I warned as I led them through the dungeon. I had given them both a dagger to defend themselves, once they staunchly insisted on doing things the expedient way.
They were going to run this dungeon regardless, but under easier terms.
"I was minutes away from being claimed, and I only got out because I had given a pair of Humans a bag of loot that I was damned and determined to retrieve."
I stopped at the first intersection and turned around. I stomped one of my feet. "Now, unless you want to become Kobolds- which I will happily oblige- you will navigate this dungeon by yourselves. I will be observing you, ensuring you don't die, but I won't prevent you from being injured."
I teleported to the Core, its glossy blue surface growing translucent as I observed the Humans running through the hallways.
I raised the floor a step, causing them both to stumble and fall to the floor. "You have triggered a trap." I said. "You are dead now."
They pushed themselves up and kept going. I set a few traps ahead, non-lethal ones, ones designed to capture and hold. The elder brother fell into a small pit, just high enough that he couldn't climb out on his own. The younger brother immediately helped him out.
"Excellent instinct." I said. "Your survival in a dungeon depends on your capacity to cooperate and protect one another."
I directed a Kobold toward their direction. They weren't mindless, certainly intelligent, but utterly incapable of being removed from the dungeon, even if I tried. Severing them simply killed them, returning their mind and soul to the core.
I told him there were intruders who were after our shinies, he immediately attacked.
They were cognizant of what this dungeon was meant to be, a home for myself, and a place to train Adventurers. They understood this intellectually, but they were fanatical when it came to protecting what the dungeon produced.
Even I still got a little grumpy, seeing Humans grabbing my treasures. Generally, the angrier I was by the end of the run, the better their grade.
The Kobold attacked with a dagger. Their duty was to incapacitate and imprison Humans so that they became Kobolds. I let the Humans out, of course, unless they were too far gone by that point, at which point I simply gave them the choice of staying or leaving.
Most people were surprised they elected to leave, though they always came back after they were severed.
The elder brother kicked the Kobold, knocking him down and making him drop the dagger. I watched, and shook my head when they ran.
The Kobold pushed himself up, scooped up his dagger, and went into a side tunnel, moving through the walls and catching up to them. He ambushed them, leaping from the inside of a wall and tackling the younger brother, dagger already jabbing into his side.
The elder brother immediately moved to protect his sibling, and this time, he didn't hesitate to kill.
"The Kobold you just killed is the same one you left alive." I said, the elder brother tensed, horrified. "Understand, you cannot assume you will outrun an enemy, your brother's blood is on your hands, he has paid for your choice."
It was brutal, but it was an important lesson.
I moved a chest and a mimic near them. The mimic was a mindless construct, set to devour or entrap.
The elder brother helped his sibling stand, removing the dagger.
"Congratulations, you have now ensured his stab wound is bleeding freely, in any other dungeon, without any form of healing, this would be a death sentence. Do not remove daggers until you can treat the wound."
He began to panic, looking for anything that would save his brother, likely forgetting I wasn't going to kill them. He spotted the chest and the mimic and rushed over to them. I set up some non-lethal traps, to remind him not to hurry. I even had one resemble a mimic opening up to capture him.
He triggered them all, but managed to avoid getting hit. He hesitated at the chest and mimic.
He took off one of his boots, letting out a sharp cry of shock as he saw his little toe had transformed. He gingerly touched it, the dungeon Core fed him pleasant sensations to make him want to stay.
Particularly weak-willed Humans would find themselves enjoying the sensations, not realizing that they were becoming monsters, until it was too late.
He pulled his hand back, still unsettled, and threw the boot.
The mimic triggered instantly, grasping at the air in front of it before resetting, taking the boot with it. He took the other boot off, letting out a cry of distress as he saw all of the toes on that foot had already transformed. He threw the boot at the other chest, determined it was safe, and opened it.
The trap struck him in the torso, flinging him backward.
"Remember, your brother is currently sitting on the floor, bleeding, an easy target for the Kobold who's heading in your direction." I said. That was a flat-out lie, but it got him moving. He checked the chest, took out a red potion, and ran for his brother.
He gave the potion to him, the wound sealed shut.
"I'm not evil." I said. "I ensured you would have a means of healing your brother. At the same time, never drink a potion you cannot identify. That could have just as easily been a potion of transformation, or even poison."
"What's a potion of transformation do?" He asked.
"Costs you an hour." I replied. "Outside of a dungeon, it just flat out turns you into a monster. One with memories intact, mind you, but a monster nonetheless."
His brother healed, he led him carefully to the chest and they grabbed the armor within. It was piecemeal, a single pauldron, a breastplate, and a ring.
The younger brother got the breastplate, which shrunk to fit him, the brother wore the pauldron, and picked up the ring. This was a Ring of Binding, it accelerated the process of transformation, it is a cursed item.
I sensed someone entering my dungeon, it was the Guild Master. I teleported him to me. An old man, he was one of the strongest men in the Guild, and that was only because old age had worn him down.
"Prospective members?" He asked.
"Yes, sir." I replied. The older brother stowed the ring in his pocket. "Good instinct, never wear unidentified magic items." They continued, the elder brother removing his ruined socks and going barefoot. They slowed down, started paying attention to their surroundings.
"Do you expect them to survive this?" He asked.
"I do not interfere, Guild Master." I said. "Unless I absolutely have to or it's necessary to teach them a lesson." I looked at him. "The younger brother will absolutely make it out fine, the elder brother might, if he doesn't put on that ring. The moment he puts it on, he would have to run and avoid every threat between him and the exit."
The Guild Master nodded. "I expect-"
That was when the younger brother collapsed.
Dungeonrunning is extremely dangerous, even in this 'tame' one, death was possible.
The younger brother was still alive, but he had certainly fallen unconscious.
"No! Not now!" The elder brother shouted.
"What condition is the younger in?" The Guild Master asked, concerned. I reached out and felt his energy, his soul.
"He has a condition that causes him to faint." I replied. "One that is treatable with medicine, and expensive magic." I shook my head. "He should not have brought his brother with him, now he has dead weight he has to protect.
"Hey! Kobold! Can you help me?" The elder brother asked.
"No." I said. "Interference is not permitted by Guild regulation unless absolutely necessary. Your brother is not dying, he is not in any present danger of death. However, he is along the same level of change as you."
The brother looked desperate. "If I have to rescue him, he will be considered unfit for the job. Indeed, his condition may be serious enough that we could not- in good conscience- put him in anything but a clerical position."
Now, the question remained if the brother was sensible, or stupid.
Given that he almost immediately chose to lift him up and carry him on his back, stupid was the answer.
"A shame." The Guild Master remarked.
I moved some Kobolds in their path, the Guild Master raised his brow. "Are you intentionally sabotaging his progress?" He asked in mock offense.
"It's only sabotage if you intend for them not to succeed." I said. "If he's willing to risk his brother's safety instead of forfeiting his brother's chances of joining the Guild, then he will have to live with the consequences of his actions."
The Kobolds set up an ambush, creating a noticeable fake trap that the elder brother would have to walk around to avoid. To their utter shock, as well as mine, he just ran across it.
"Did he intuit the trap was fake, or was he just that bullheaded?" I asked as the Kobolds moved to intercept. They got ahead of him, prepared an ambush, and the moment he was close, they jumped out, punching and kicking him and cackling with glee.
"I still find it disturbing how monsters delight in Human suffering." The Guild Master remarked.
"Quiet, this is the best part." I said. They tied the elder brother up and dragged the unconscious younger brother into a panel. He screamed out a name. "Daniel!"
"I'm giving him half an hour before I fail him." I said. "That should be enough time to determine his competence."
The elder brother, legs bound together, arms behind his back, began to desperately inch away from where he'd been put, toward the dagger that he had dropped. I nodded approvingly, that was a sensible plan. But then he inched past it and deliberately triggered a trap.
I gaped in absolute shock as the trap sliced cleanly through the ropes, barely missing his wrists. He then got up, grabbed the dagger, and freed himself.
"Resourceful lad." The Guild Master remarked. "Yet his brother has been abducted."
The brother went toward the wall they'd taken Daniel, who was already halfway across the dungeon and heading straight for the holding cells. One of them requested to grab a Transformation Potion to speed things up.
"Reserve that for later." I said. "I want to see how the elder brother handles this."
The brother in question gave up, and began searching around desperately for something. There was a chest nearby with a proper sword and more armor, even a non-cursed magic item and a scroll. He kept searching, keeping his hand along the right wall, until he found it.
"He has an uncanny sense of what he's doing." The Guild Master remarked. "He might be an untrained time mage."
"That would explain the bravado with the fake trap and the willingness to push forward. He might not even be aware of why he's doing what he's doing." I remarked. He threw one of his ruined socks at the chest- "He still had those!?" I yapped- and proceeded to dig through its contents.
By now, his feet were fully Kobold, with his legs beginning to accommodate. He would be off balance for a while.
"Greaves, bracers, a standard short-sword, a werewolf's skin, and a scroll." The Guild Master remarked. "Not a bad find for a dungeon of this caliber."
Werewolf skin was a fun item that turned the wearer into a monster. The effect was effectively the same as being in a newly formed dungeon, and was meant to bring about some diversity to to the monster population.
It was also one of the few ways a monster could return to Human form, if it merged with them.
"Ragnar is a Werewolf, isn't he?" I asked.
"Aye, he is. He's been looking for one of those for his wife."
The brother seemed to know what it was, or at least, what its properties were, and tossed it back into the chest, that's when he pulled out the cursed ring.
"He's going to be sorely disappointed." The Guild Master remarked. "That's a Ring of Binding if I've ever seen one."
The scroll burst into flames, and he looked at the ring, wincing as his mind was filled with knowledge he didn't have before. He stared at the ring in his hand, clearly disappointed by the fact that it was utterly-
"Did he just put it on!?" The Guild Master sputtered. He was right, the brother had put the ring on and was beginning to transform faster. He then opened the wall panel and began following along the path the Kobolds had gone.
"Pull him out." The Guild Master commanded. "You've engineered a desperate situation, and we can clearly see he's not capable of rational thought in such instances."
"No." I said. "Look." The brother was stepping out of the walls, grabbing gear and other items, before going back in. "Kobolds are innately good at dungeoneering. Even in a foreign dungeon, we can figure out where we are in relation to everything else. But in your native one, especially one that's actively claiming you..."
"He's deliberately doing what he can to salvage the situation." The Guild Master remarked. "How much time does he have left?"
"Approximately one hour before the transformation is irreversible, so thirty minutes with the Ring of Binding on." I ran the time in my head. "Even if he manages to rescue his brother in time and gather enough gear for the both of them, by the time we could remove the ring, he would already be a Kobold."
The brother got as much armor on as he could, continued making his way to the holding cells, where Daniel was already bound, the transformation proceeding just as slowly as normal.
His eyes opened, he shifted around on the table, unable to get out.
That's when he began to grow fur.
"He's a Werewolf." I said numbly.
"If his brother doesn't get him out, he'll be a Kobold Werewolf." The Guild Master remarked. "Those are technically among the more powerful of the moderately dangerous monsters, all of the strengths of a Werewolf, plus the innate understanding of a dungeon? Terrifying creatures."
"Don't give me ideas." I said. "Ragnar needs a gift for his wife still, right?"
I moved the chest with the Werewolf Skin over to me and, wincing at the idea of taking it out and removing it from the dungeon, put it into my bag.
The brother was almost there, and Daniel was undergoing a transformation.
"Going unconscious suddenly is a commonality with natural born Werewolves," The Guild Master remarked. "He's still in danger of being claimed by the Dungeon, but this is something he is naturally."
The younger brother broke his restraints, and with a feral growl lunged at the Kobolds, tearing them to shreds and beginning to eat them.
"Ferality, not a good sign." I remarked. "Go get Ragnar ready, I'm on retrieval."
I teleported the Guild Master out, then the elder brother, who looked around in confusion.
"Out. Now. There is an emergency." I said. He ran out of the dungeon, and then I teleported Daniel to the entrance, where he bolted out into the Guild Hall.
I teleported over and saw Ragnar wrestling with Daniel, keeping him pinned to the ground while the older brother stared in confused horror.
"You have ten minutes before your transformation becomes irreversible." I said. He looked at me, "Nine, if you keep staring at me like that."
"What's wrong with my brother? Why is he like that?" He asked.
"Congratulations, you and your brother are natural-born Werewolves, which explains why you had such good flashes of intuition in there, and why you refused to abandon him. Eight minutes."
He held his hand out, but then brought it in, holding it against his chest.
"I don't particularly care if you want to be a Kobold- in fact, I welcome it, we need more Kobolds in this city- but if you do, and you don't want to be, then let me take the ring off."
"I... don't really want to." He said. "All I could think of when I saw the first changes was, I wanted it to go faster."
"Ah." I said. "Well, then. You were doomed from the start. Lovely. Once you're finished with that ring, we'll have it on your brother so he can finish transforming and calm down. Since you're out of the dungeon, you should be relatively safe, but for both of your sakes, we'll need to hold you for a while.
He nodded.
Ragnar finally got Daniel to calm down, he was whimpering, clearly experiencing pain.
"Aye, pup, let it all out." Ragnar said, gently petting his fur. "There's a good pup, inner peace, lad." Daniel started thrashing about again. "Inner peace, not outer squirm!"
"Also, yes, this does count as failing." I said to the elder brother. "However, due to the circumstances- and the fact that your brother would have doubtlessly been a mindless beast if left in there- the Guild Master will talk to you about your options after your holding period."
He nodded. His transformation finished, I clapped him on the back, took the ring, and- with Ragnar's help, got it on the Werewolf pup's finger so he could get it over with faster.
Once the two were in holding, I walked over to Ragnar, pulled out the Werewolf Skin from my bag, and held it out to him.
"You know what to do with this." I said.
He looked surprised, then nodded, taking it. "Aye, lad. I do."
I thought about what other things I needed to do. "Oh, right. I need to resurrect the Kobolds." I said, before walking into my dungeon.
It did take about a week for Daniel to finally calm down.
At first, there was some concern that the nature of his transformation had left him potentially feral, but the morning he was meant to be let out, he was in Human form
I was the one who went in, covered him with a blanket, and put some spare clothes out for him.
"Where am I?"
"A holding cell." I said.
I heard him shoot up, accompanied by a sound I was familiar with, in that his fur suddenly floofed up. "W-what happened to me!?" He howled in fear.
"You are a Werewolf." I said matter-of-factly. I looked at him, he was looking at his claws with a mixture of horror, fear, and joy. I had vague feelings of that same mixture of emotions. "More specifically, at least one of your parents was a Werewolf."
"Wait, then is Jason-?"
"He became a Kobold." I replied. "He used an item to speed up the transformation so he could rescue you. If you had maintained your sanity in that moment, I would not have interfered. But you didn't, and you are going to need training to keep yourself in check whenever you're scared or angry."
"I- see." He said.
"For what it's worth, you won't pass out anymore, so your reason for coming has ultimately resolved itself."
"What's going to happen to Jason?" He asked.
"The same thing that happened to me. He will live." I replied. "He has retained his memories, due to accepting that he was likely going to be lost, just to save you. Even though he could have forfeited at any point like I told him."
"Aye, Kobold, is he safe?"
"Yes." I said.
The door opened, Jason stepped inside, then ran over to his brother and hugged him. "Little big brother, meet big little brother." I snarked.
They both looked at me, and then they laughed. I let them have some time together, to talk and acclimate.
After their reunion, I brought them with me to the Guild Master.
"So." He said. "You have a few options. One, we tattoo dungeon protections on you and have you sign on to helping clearing out dungeons, or two, we let you go, except you return every week so Ragnar can train you to keep yourself under control."
"Dungeon protections?" Jason asked.
I nodded. "We are monsters." I said. "Without the proper protections, a new dungeon can claim you, making you a part of its system." I looked at them both. "I don't think it need said why you should refrain from going inside dungeons without it."
"What happens to those who do?" Daniel asked.
"The dungeon claims them." I said. "They lose their memories of their past life, becoming convinced they always lived in it. They become trapped inside, forever."
They both looked at each other, then looked at us. "We, uh..." Daniel started.
"We actually wanted to go back." Jason replied.
"You want to be claimed by the dungeon." The Guild Master said.
"When I was looking for my brother, all I could think of was how much I liked being there." Jason replied. "That's honestly why I put on the ring."
"And I'm not leaving my brother alone." Daniel said. "We've only had each other our entire lives."
I nodded. "As the master of the dungeon, I will approve this." I said. "Any arguments against, Guild Master?"
He sighed. "Just go." He said.
With the brothers close behind me, I led them to the dungeon entrance. "Understand, by doing this, you are consigning yourself to protecting what is effectively a practice dungeon." I said. "You will be killed and brought back."
Jason nodded. "I know."
He opened the door, and they walked in.
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2023.05.28 02:56 FifaFofaFum Why is Batman Ark survival evolved constantly misspelt on this subreddit?

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2023.05.28 02:44 AdProfessional9448 Pov: You are the handler of communications with the SHD, or Strategic Homeland Division. Around 8 Months into the outbreak of the Dollar Flu, you are running a safehouse, where you see an agent taking a small break before going back out into the city. They seem to be exhausted..Wdyd? Read Body Text

Pov: You are the handler of communications with the SHD, or Strategic Homeland Division. Around 8 Months into the outbreak of the Dollar Flu, you are running a safehouse, where you see an agent taking a small break before going back out into the city. They seem to be exhausted..Wdyd? Read Body Text
(I apologize for the amount of reading in advance)


*No NSFW, This should be clear, but according to some recent issues/drama here, it isn't
*If Gore is something that happenes within the pov for whatever reason (it shouldn't but it can ig) feel free to go as discriptive as you want
*Swearing is fine
*No IDC Oc's
*I will try my best to give longefairly discriptive responces, I would like to expect you to do the same
*This Pov isn't scripted, all responces depend on your own
*There is a chance that there will be mentions of Illness, Shooting People, People being burned to death, looting, and a pandemic
*There WILL be mentions of overworking oneself to the point of exhaustion
*The Oc shown is Half Division and Half Rouge, meaning the do their job, but they may have some choice ways of dealing with it
(What is shown above is their ROLE, not species, they are human)
*Humanoid Oc's are preferred
*No OP/Mary Sue's/Fix Everything with a snap of a finger Oc's
*Any Lore Will be revealed as needed but need to knows are as follows;
Dollar Flu: A Bioweapon built for terrorist ideals, an altered version of smallpox mixed with many other major diseases
JTF: Joint Task Force, A Group of people who are working twords finding a cure/Vaxcine for the dollar flu and getting gangs off of the streets. (You are part of this group)
SHD/Strategic Homeland Devision: Sleeper Agents that work WITH the government and the JTF, They can be identified by their ISAC Block on their shoulder and their watches. (Their Rings are Orange)
ISAC: SHD Artificial Intelligence
Cleaners: These people have a similar ideal to the JTF, However they go about it in the very wrong way, burning down apartment buildings with children, adults, elderly, etc. If there is even 1 infected person, aiming to burn away the disease
Looters/Rioters: Your basic appocolipse gang, a street gang through and through
Rikers: Rioters on steroids, Ex-Cons
Last Man Battalion: Mercinary's that were called in since the gangs started popping up but have since turned hostile.
Rouge's: SHD Agents that have gone against their vow to protect the people,Killing anyone and everyone in their way of fixing the pandemic, anarchists (Their Rings are Red)

CharicteAgent Profile

Last Name: Shepard
First Name: Mishigan
Nickname(s): Lake, Micah
Age: 35
POB: Stratford, Ontario
Residence: Chelsea, New York
Blood Type: O-
Wave: 2
Psychological Profile:
  • Durring the beginning of their activation, they had been dealing with a patrol of high level cleaners, that's when a grenader had thrown one of their firebombs at their feet.
  • Once the bomb had gone off, the explosion and fire damage had caused damage to their right side, the damage centralizing to their neck and upper body.
  • Due to the damage done to their neck, they cannot speak without pain and the possibility of coughing up blood
  • To combat this, they use a software Rodes (a Electronics engeneer for the JTF) had created to allow them to speak through ISAC, an Agent's AI Companion, using it much like one would a radio, meaning that the only way to hear them would be though the Agents Radio Signal
  • Agent Shepard grew up in a good situation, their parents being devision agents themselves, the grew into the role they now have, holding the agility training from ter father, and the weapons training from their mother
  • Of course they have a few of their own skills, such as their survival skills, as of why they survived many of their encounters with the cleaners early on
  • To those who don't know Shepard, they can come off as standoffish, or just generally unapproachable
  • However they are a good person to work with, able to get the job done quickly and without much mess
  • The carry a few attributes of a rouge agent, their ISAC block carry the red light, while their watch carrying the orange light.
  • This is due to the factor of them killing other agents who were becoming high level threats who weren't yet categorized as rouge.
(P.S. I've seen it happen where they will try to give a civilian something but they just won't understand due to their inability to speak (They Only speak through comms, Ie. To JTF and other agents) , as they shake the object and just do a 'Take' motion. This will evolve into them just gently hitting the civilian on the head with it until they get the message, and honestly, I get it. - Commander Lieu)
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2023.05.28 02:35 seobitcoin Gerry Barja explains Longevity: The Comparison Between Humans and other Apex Predators

Gerry Barja explains Longevity: The Comparison Between Humans and other Apex Predators
Longevity is a fascinating aspect of life that captures our curiosity and desire to understand the secrets of aging and survival. It refers to the duration of an individual's life, often measured in terms of the average lifespan within a species. In this article, we will explore the concept of longevity, comparing humans, the longest-lived primates, with other apex predators in the animal kingdom.
Gerry Barja Explains Longevity
Longevity holds great significance as it is a vital indicator of the overall health and survival capabilities of an organism. Understanding the factors that contribute to longevity can provide valuable insights into human health and inspire innovative strategies to enhance lifespan and quality of life. Humans, being highly evolved primates, boast impressive longevity compared to other members of the primate family.

Humans: The Longest-Lived Primates

Among primates, humans stand out as the species with the longest lifespan. On average, humans live significantly longer than their primate counterparts, such as chimpanzees and gorillas. While the specific reasons for this longevity are complex and multifaceted, several factors contribute to a human's extended lifespan.
One significant factor is the relatively slow pace of human development and maturation. Humans have an extended childhood and adolescence period, allowing for more time to learn and acquire knowledge, which contributes to their survival. Additionally, advancements in healthcare, access to better nutrition, and improved living conditions have played a crucial role in extending the human lifespan over the centuries.

Apex Predators: The Ultimate Survivors

Apex predators, also known as top predators, occupy the highest trophic level in their respective ecosystems. These formidable creatures have adapted to thrive at the top of the food chain, exhibiting remarkable survival strategies and impressive longevity. Examples of apex predators include lions, tigers, crocodiles, and great white sharks.
Each apex predator species has its unique lifespan characteristics, influenced by various environmental factors and adaptations. Some apex predators, like lions, have relatively shorter lifespans due to the intense competition for resources and the physical demands of hunting. On the other hand, species like crocodiles and great white sharks can survive for several decades or even longer, thanks to their efficient hunting skills and the stability of their environments.

Comparison between Humans and Apex Predators

When comparing humans to apex predators, we can observe both similarities and differences in terms of longevity. Humans have an advantage over other primates due to their extended lifespan, while apex predators possess unique adaptations that contribute to their survival and longevity in their respective ecosystems.
One key difference between humans and apex predators is the variation in lifespan within each species. Humans generally have a broader range of lifespans, with some individuals living well into their 90s or even surpassing the century mark, while others have shorter lifespans. In contrast, apex predators often have a more consistent lifespan within their species, with relatively fewer individuals reaching extreme old age.
Various factors influence longevity in both humans and apex predators. In humans, genetics play a significant role, as certain hereditary traits can contribute to a longer lifespan. However, lifestyle choices and habits, such as diet, exercise, and avoidance of harmful substances like tobacco and excessive alcohol, also greatly impact human longevity. Advances in medical technology and healthcare have also contributed to increased human lifespan by combating diseases and improving overall well-being.
Apex predators, on the other hand, have distinct physiological and evolutionary characteristics that contribute to their survival and longevity. They possess efficient immune systems and robust DNA repair mechanisms, enabling them to combat age-related diseases and maintain their vitality. Their diets, typically consisting of high-quality protein sources, provide essential nutrients for growth, development, and longevity.

Factors Affecting Human Longevity

Human longevity is influenced by a multitude of factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and advancements in medical science. While genetics can predispose individuals to certain health conditions or longevity traits, lifestyle choices have a significant impact on overall lifespan. Regular physical activity, a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and maintaining a healthy weight can all contribute to a longer and healthier life.
Additionally, advancements in medical science, such as improved healthcare systems, better disease prevention and management, and access to life-saving treatments, have significantly increased human longevity. Medical breakthroughs, including vaccines, antibiotics, and surgical interventions, have revolutionized healthcare and saved countless lives.

Factors Affecting Apex Predator Longevity

The longevity of apex predators is closely tied to their environment and specific adaptations. These predators have evolved to thrive in challenging habitats, where competition for resources and survival skills are paramount. Factors such as habitat quality, availability of prey, and the apex predator's ability to effectively hunt and secure food play a crucial role in their longevity.
Environmental factors, such as pollution and habitat destruction, can negatively impact apex predators, potentially reducing their lifespan. Additionally, changes in predator-prey dynamics or disturbances in their ecosystems can also affect their survival and longevity.

Common Characteristics of Long-Lived Species

Long-lived species, including humans and some apex predators, share certain characteristics that contribute to their extended lifespan. One such characteristic is the slow aging process. These species exhibit a gradual decline in physiological functions over time, allowing them to maintain their health and vitality for longer periods.
Moreover, long-lived species possess enhanced DNA repair mechanisms, which help to minimize the accumulation of genetic damage and prevent age-related diseases. These repair mechanisms play a crucial role in preserving the integrity of the genetic material and maintaining cellular functions.

Longevity and Human Evolution

The quest for longevity has been ingrained in human culture for centuries. Throughout history, various theories and practices have emerged to understand and extend human lifespan. Evolutionary theories suggest that longevity has been favored by natural selection, as individuals with genes promoting long and healthy lives had a higher chance of passing on their genetic material to future generations.
Human evolution has also witnessed genetic adaptations related to longevity. Certain genetic variations, such as those associated with cellular repair mechanisms or immune system functioning, may confer advantages in terms of aging and disease resistance. These genetic adaptations have likely played a role in the extended lifespan observed in humans compared to other primates.

Lessons from Apex Predators

Studying apex predators can provide valuable insights into the mechanisms of longevity and survival. These species have evolved remarkable adaptations to thrive in their environments and maintain their position as top predators. Understanding their strategies for adaptation and resilience can inform scientific research on human longevity.
Apex predators exhibit exceptional hunting skills, patience, and strategic planning. They carefully select their prey, conserving energy and maximizing their hunting efficiency. Humans can draw inspiration from these traits, adopting similar strategies in their own lives. By making informed choices, conserving energy, and focusing on meaningful goals, individuals can enhance their longevity and overall well-being.

The Role of Technology and Science

Technological advancements and scientific breakthroughs hold promise for extending the human lifespan. Anti-aging research has gained significant momentum, exploring innovative approaches to slow down the aging process and mitigate age-related diseases. Scientists are uncovering potential interventions at the cellular and molecular levels, targeting mechanisms such as telomere lengthening, senescence reduction, and rejuvenation therapies.
Furthermore, the fields of regenerative medicine and genetic engineering offer exciting possibilities for enhancing human longevity. Stem cell research, tissue engineering, and gene editing techniques hold the potential to repair and rejuvenate aging tissues, organs, and systems. While these advancements are still in their early stages, they offer hope for a future where the human lifespan can be significantly extended.

Ethical Considerations and Quality of Life

While the pursuit of longevity is intriguing, it is essential to consider ethical implications and prioritize the quality of life. Simply extending lifespan without ensuring a high standard of living and well-being would not be desirable. Balancing longevity with maintaining physical and cognitive health, social connections, and overall life satisfaction is crucial.
Cultural perspectives on aging and longevity vary across societies. Some cultures revere aging as a symbol of wisdom and experience, while others may view it as a burden. It is important to respect diverse cultural beliefs and individual choices regarding aging and end-of-life decisions.

Longevity and the Future

As we look to the future, the quest for longevity continues to captivate scientists, researchers, and the general population. Emerging trends suggest that advancements in technology, healthcare, and our understanding of the aging process will pave the way for new strategies to extend human lifespan and improve overall health.
However, it is important to recognize that longevity is a complex interplay of genetics, lifestyle choices, environmental factors, and social determinants of health. Achieving healthy aging requires a multifaceted approach, encompassing personal responsibility, societal support, and advancements in science and medicine.
In conclusion, longevity is a captivating subject that sparks curiosity and drives scientific exploration. Humans, as the longest-lived primates, possess unique characteristics and adaptations that contribute to their extended lifespan. Similarly, apex predators showcase remarkable survival strategies and longevity in their respective ecosystems. By studying these species and understanding the factors influencing longevity, we can gain valuable insights into human aging and potentially enhance the quality and duration of our lives.
  1. Can humans live as long as some apex predators? While humans have the potential to live longer than many other species, reaching the extreme lifespans observed in some apex predators is currently beyond our capabilities. However, ongoing research and advancements in anti-aging science may offer possibilities for extending the human lifespan in the future.
  2. Are there specific genes responsible for human longevity? Genetic factors play a role in human longevity, but it is a complex interplay of multiple genes and environmental influences. Scientists have identified certain genes associated with longevity, such as the FOXO3 gene, which is involved in cellular repair and stress resistance. However, it is important to note that genetics is just one piece of the puzzle, and lifestyle choices and environmental factors also significantly impact the human lifespan.
  3. What are some lifestyle choices that can promote longevity? Several lifestyle choices can contribute to a longer and healthier life. These include maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress, getting enough sleep, avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption, and maintaining social connections. These factors collectively promote overall well-being and can increase the chances of living a longer life.
  4. Is longevity solely determined by genetics? No, longevity is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. While genetics can predispose individuals to certain health conditions or longevity traits, lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and stress management play a crucial role in determining overall lifespan. Additionally, access to quality healthcare and advancements in medical science can also impact longevity.
  5. What are the potential ethical concerns related to extending the human lifespan? Extending human lifespan raises ethical considerations regarding resource allocation, overpopulation, and the quality of life in later years. It is essential to ensure that increased longevity is accompanied by a good quality of life, access to healthcare, and social support systems. Balancing the desire for longer life with maintaining individual autonomy and well-being is a key ethical consideration in the pursuit of longevity.
  6. Can humans live as long as some apex predators? While humans have the potential to live longer than many other species, reaching the extreme lifespans observed in some apex predators is currently beyond our capabilities. However, ongoing research and advancements in anti-aging science may offer possibilities for extending the human lifespan in the future.
  7. Are there specific genes responsible for human longevity? Genetic factors play a role in human longevity, but it is a complex interplay of multiple genes and environmental influences. Scientists have identified certain genes associated with longevity, such as the FOXO3 gene, which is involved in cellular repair and stress resistance. However, it is important to note that genetics is just one piece of the puzzle, and lifestyle choices and environmental factors also significantly impact the human lifespan.
  8. What are some lifestyle choices that can promote longevity? Several lifestyle choices can contribute to a longer and healthier life. These include maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress, getting enough sleep, avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption, and maintaining social connections. These factors collectively promote overall well-being and can increase the chances of living a longer life.
  9. Is longevity solely determined by genetics? No, longevity is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. While genetics can predispose individuals to certain health conditions or longevity traits, lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and stress management play a crucial role in determining overall lifespan. Additionally, access to quality healthcare and advancements in medical science can also impact longevity.
  10. What are the potential ethical concerns related to extending the human lifespan? Extending human lifespan raises ethical considerations regarding resource allocation, overpopulation, and the quality of life in later years. It is essential to ensure that increased longevity is accompanied by a good quality of life, access to healthcare, and social support systems. Balancing the desire for longer life with maintaining individual autonomy and well-being is a key ethical consideration in the pursuit of longevity.
In the comparison between humans and other apex predators, it is evident that longevity is influenced by a combination of factors including genetics, lifestyle choices, environmental factors, and advancements in medical science. Humans have the advantage of extended lifespans compared to other primates, thanks to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Lifestyle choices, such as maintaining a healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and avoiding harmful substances, play a significant role in promoting human longevity.
Apex predators, on the other hand, possess unique adaptations that contribute to their survival and longevity in their respective ecosystems. Their efficient immune systems, robust DNA repair mechanisms, and specialized hunting skills enable them to thrive and survive for extended periods. These characteristics serve as valuable lessons for humans in terms of adopting strategies for adaptation, resilience, and maximizing efficiency.
The future of longevity holds exciting possibilities with ongoing advancements in technology, medical science, and our understanding of the aging process. Anti-aging research, regenerative medicine, and genetic engineering offer potential avenues for extending the human lifespan and improving overall health. However, it is crucial to approach the pursuit of longevity ethically, ensuring that an extended lifespan is accompanied by a high quality of life and social support systems.
In conclusion, while humans have a longer lifespan compared to other primates, apex predators exhibit unique adaptations that contribute to their survival and longevity in their respective ecosystems. By studying these species and understanding the factors influencing longevity, we can gain insights into human aging and potentially enhance the quality and duration of our lives.
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2023.05.28 02:11 wandermage52 Need help with load order and mods that are causing problems to the game as idk which mods work good

I'm on Xbox series x and having some problems with Skyrim but idk what mods are causing the problem like fps drops in riften freezing for a few minutes during kill animation especially during were wolf kills Here's my mod list Unofficial Skyrim special edition patch
Climates of tamriel
Simple workaround framework
Climates of tamriel(darker nights)
More salt
Merchant- A trading expansion mod
A craft ring
Hearthfire carriages
Stump stash
Better adventures backpack
Trained and skilled
Truly deadly poison
More soul gems
Survival mode improved
Quality world map
Hearthfire cellar extensions
Belt fastened quivers
Enhanced blood textures
Skyhud- oblivion preset
Pipe smoking
Realistic conversations
Immersive citizens
Sounds of Skyrim
Dumeri lead swords
Highlander katanas
Long claw
Katana crafting AE
Craft able lockpicks
Apocalypse- magic of Skyrim
Slow and freeze time
Phenderix magic evolved
Super rich merchants
Dynamic dungeon loot
Divergence complete AIO 1k
Divergence compendium of beast 1k
Smim 1k
Skyland AIO
Skyrim hair colors
Improved eye model
Kabu's argonian fins
Dwarven luggage
Lucien anniversary edition patch
Lucien replacer 2 young alternate
Kaidan 2.1.1
Kaidan 2.1.1 extensions
Kaidan extensions drinking patch
Kaidan extensions cussing patch
Kaidan's arsenal
Kaidan silvered
Auri(song of green ) Auri reimagined uno
Vanilla hair variety plus
Lover boy
Lover girl
Cover khajiits
Vampire lord overhaul
Ravens breeze home
Alternate start
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2023.05.28 01:58 canned_sushi_ [Online][Other][Degenesis: Rebirth Edition][Weekly, 8pm to 12am EST, Saturdays] Looking for 3 to 5 players for a Degenesis campaign.

Note: This post is being made by a player (who is a friend of the DM) upon their request.
Time: Weekly, Saturdays 8pm to 12am EST. 1st session is on June 3rd.
This campaign will begin with the short pre-written scenario "Embargo", found in the core rulebooks, and evolve into a homebrew campaign after the scenario's completion.
For those not already familiar with the system and setting: Degenesis is a free-to-play post-apocalyptic "primal punk" rpg that contains many dark and gritty elements. It is set in Western Europe and North Africa centuries after a meteor containing alien fungal spores (known as "The Primer") struck the earth. This event is known as the eshaton.
All rules and some other resources are available for free from the official website: It even contains a dedicated character builder.
Fair Warning: This setting contains many dark themes, such as survival, war, racism, tribalism, religious strife, xenophobia, slavery, human suffering, etc.
The developers have explicitly stated that they Do Not condone any of this, but have instead included them in the setting simply because it is human nature. This opinion is shared by the DM and, ideally, the players.
If this ad has peaked your interest, then I encourage you to fill out this Google form to apply for the game:
After you fill out the form, you will be contacted ASAP, and be interviewed in a voice chat by the DM and another player.
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