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    I was running a game recently (Aeon, with mixed Psion and Talent PCs) and one of the PCs had some questions about flux.

    The core book seems to have a different definition of flux to Aeon, with Aeon talking about Quantum Flux and corruption. In the core book, Flux is more benign, just causing weird stuff where parallel dimensions briefly interact.

    Is core book flux different from Quantum Flux?

    What does modern science (or SCIENCE!) know about it?

    What is the right word for the sciences of quantum stuff and flux? Is it noetics or does that just cover psions and psi-particles? Otherwise, what is a good word for the sub-quantum science of Aberrant Quantum stuff, and for the study of core book type flux?


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    ‘Flux’ is the energy of different worlds of the Continuum running across each other, mostly in altering probabilities and events unfolding. It’s Innately used by Talents although they don’t consciously know they’re manipulating anything. They’re just lucky. It is not the same as Quantum Flux.

    Quantum Flux is the specific type of energy manipulated by novas. It’s about controlling the fundamental forces of the universe to create effects. Novas know they’re consciously manipulating energies to produce their effects. Quantum Flux and Corruption are not innately the same thing, though people of the AEon era tend to view them as such. Corruption is more the accumulation of too much Quantum Flux in an individual or area until it begins exhibiting malignancies. But smaller amounts of Quantum Flux are not inherently adverse. I don’t recall that there is a specific term for the study of quantum effects, but it’s not noetics.

    Noetics is the study of psionic energies and phenomena.

    Modern science knows practically nothing about flux. The Triton Foundation of the AEon Society is the closest to understanding that it even exists as something that isn’t just luck, having a big advantage in people like Max Mercer as patrons, but even they haven’t figured out precisely what’s going on.


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    • #3
      Quantum Flux and Flux are different, completely different...

      Quantum flux is the excess of quantum energy in Aberrants and the target of their powers, basically it is radiation, but far worse due to the effects that can turn people and animals into monsters and the fact it is impossible to Vitakinesis to counter it. It also breaks the working of psionics as a whole. While the scientists can’t counter it, they know the source and can detect with easy (and Psions detect it as a void in the noetic field).

      Flux (the core book flux) is the energy related to dimensional travel, affecting the time and probabilities. It is not known by science, at least not openly know. The effects of flux are very subtle, not causing diseases and environmental destruction, at least in the Aeon Era, as the level of flux is much lower than it was in Adventure Era, when it brought to “our reality” things (and even places) from other dimensions. Yet Aeon Society have some hidden knowledge about the workings of flux and how it can affect the flux of time and how reality works, but they can’t measure or detect it as they do for quantum flux.

      Edit: I was writing and didn’t see Bunyip answer until after posting.
      Last edited by Mateus Luz; 04-28-2020, 04:21 AM.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by Khelbiros View Post
        I was running a game recently (Aeon, with mixed Psion and Talent PCs) and one of the PCs had some questions about flux.

        The core book seems to have a different definition of flux to Aeon, with Aeon talking about Quantum Flux and corruption. In the core book, Flux is more benign, just causing weird stuff where parallel dimensions briefly interact.

        Is core book flux different from Quantum Flux?

        What does modern science (or SCIENCE!) know about it?

        What is the right word for the sciences of quantum stuff and flux? Is it noetics or does that just cover psions and psi-particles? Otherwise, what is a good word for the sub-quantum science of Aberrant Quantum stuff, and for the study of core book type flux?

        Think of it like spiders vs spider monkeys. There's some similar terminology going on there, but they're not the same thing.


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