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  • [TC Aeon]The eventual [non-canon] fates of various novas from the Nova Age

    We know one of two fates awaits all human novas—-they reach Transcendence 10 and become a Mythos-like horror, or they reach Quantum 10, and transfigured themselves into omnipotent new forms.

    We also know of several Aberrants, and what eventually became of them, such as the Glitch and those Seraphim asshats.

    Do we have any idea what happened to all the other novas? The following are my own ideas and speculations. They are not canon at all save for in my own campaigns.

    I imagine some died before, during or after the Aberrant War.

    The Teragen
    Divis Mal and his hardcore Terat followers became literal Quantum gods, one after another, moving on to realms we can only speculate about. The wannabe Terats probably fell into monstrosity.

    The idea of Geryon turning into Ego the Living Planet is cool, too, as is the idea Leviathan becomes more and more space adapted and turns so super dense he collapses in on himself and vanishes behind his own event horizon. Meanwhile, Count Orzaiz never develops Quantum powers per se, instead maxing out on Mega-Attributes and Mega-Edges, becoming perfect.

    I could see Antaeus attaining omnipotence, but, I’d love the idea he’s on Eden even better.

    Independents
    Vladimir Sierka is killed by his own inner circle of baseline supporters.

    My personal pet theory the Colony is actually Anibal Buendia, having figured out how to turn ‘natural’ eufiber into a vampiric, mutated substance.

    The ever-disgusting Angel of Bones becomes Corrupted as all hell, turning into a non-Euclidean skeletal horror; the imagine I have in mind is Acrozatarim’s indurate pavane. Eventually, he gets killed in the Aberrant War.

    Young Ms. DeVries ends up killed by Terat poseurs at the start of the Aberrant War. Totentanz goes mad, and is put down by his fellow elites.

    Nova cults
    Calvert Wycoff was probably a Seraph, before his rather apocalyptic end. Gabriel Melchior probably joins the Seraphim.

    The various Teams Tomorrow
    Tank turns into a statue and sleeps forever. No one has any clue whatsoever, and so she sleeps through the entirety of the Aberrant War, still and quiet and utterly indestructible. She’s still there, even now, considered an odd piece of art and nothing more.

    Slider and Bender probably died fighting for humanity against other Aberrants.

    Splash ends up on Eden, I’d wager. She might die at the height of the Aberrant War, however.

    Bloodhound falls to ever more Transformations and becomes a living tide of dogs, a moving swarm, forms blending into and out of each other, some of them his own flesh, many more his Quantum Agents. He meets his end during the Aberrant War.

    Thorn dies well before the Aberrant is even a whisper on the wind.

    Cestus Pax ignites and turns into a supermassive star thousands of lightyears from Earth—-whether this is Transcendence 10 or Quantum 10 is up for interpretation.

    What else can we, as a community, dream up?
    Last edited by Demigod Beast; 09-13-2022, 12:42 PM.

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    I agree with you about the Colony.

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    • #3
      Individual Novas might hide out on Earth. After all Japan has Novas so a small group of Novas might hide out in an out of the way place. Picture a farm growing fruit and vegetables on the windward side of the Big Island Hawaii. The inhabitants don't make trouble so they're left alone. If the Japanese novas can go under the radar then a small group of Novas could live on the farm maintaining a Warp portal to another world.

      The portal allows the Novas to bring needed supplies, mainly of things like information, plant seeds, etc. to the colonists. The Novas running the farm are sane and stable. A powerful member of the group that used to go by the name The Wizard masks the quantum signature of the other Novas.
      Last edited by Astromancer; 09-09-2022, 03:09 PM.

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      • #4
        I figure the Teragen's Network faction are secretly either the Eden Novas or their philosophical descendants. They're the social sub-faction that liked being involved with - and in control of - human society, so they'd definitely have the motivation and resources to make something like Eden when the Aberrant War began. I could easily buy into them adopting a noblesse oblige code of ethics, even if it is mostly for show. Being around humans helps them shed unwanted Flux, and the Teragen Path grants access to the Chrysalis Edge, which explains why none of them seem blatantly Aberrant.

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        • #5
          Yeah, I can see the more rational members of that group living it up on Eden. Physical existence was just too sweet to give up...and, besides, when you become a Quantum 10 god, you stop caring about petty things like worship, and that just sticks in them like thorns.

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          • #6
            There is no need to say there is only one society like Eden. The number of novas leaving and the number of colonies founded by novas and the number of people that left earth in the end (or in the years before) is too big to say Eden is the only one. It is the only one found so far, but not necessarily the only one.


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            • #7
              The problem is infrastructure. Most of those colonies would have been founded in haste by a handful of novas with limited (or even no) funding. Those colonies likely failed quickly to starvation and disease, leaving few if any survivors. The Network were the ones with connections they could leverage to build a true self-sustaining society. Despite being a literal deathworld, Eden has been around for under 70 years yet has 1.2 million colonists, so unless everyone is having truly massive families, they had to have had a starting population at least on par with St. Louis or Pittsburgh, with an appropriate budget for building and maintenance.

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              • #8
                Here’s some more ideas...

                Independents
                “Ironskin” Andy Vance and Jake “Dragon” Korelli end up vagabonds throughout the wider galaxy, randomly appearing on some alien planet, righting sone great wrong, then vanishing back into the void of night.

                Kali (of note to the Aeon era) was, pre-Aberrant Wars, a Bollywood starlette with eight arms. Even she couldn’t foresee where fate would eventually take her!

                London Fog becomes more and more ethereal, and her powers over weather become inescapably tied to her subconscious instincts. She stays relatively human in mindset, and, upon learning she can manipulate the solar wind, tearfully leaves Earth behind at the height of the Aberrant Wars. Maybe she’s on Eden!

                One Mr. Argyle, a ‘precognitive’ nova—-well as close to precognitive as any nova can get—-eventually realizes he can simply enter other timelines, and vanishes one day, just before the Aberrant War, never to return.

                Rachel Alinsky slowly loses herself to ever-higher Transcendence ratings, and eventually takes the name Dragon Eye. Her name will forever cursed in Kuala Lumpur.

                Nova cults
                The Divine Masato of the Shindokyo cult goes mad with power, and is forcibly ejected from Japan. He goes on to join the Seraphim.

                Organized crime
                El Supay never left Earth. Even well into the Aeon era, El Supay’s still doing his thing. He’s become so impossible to perceive even El Supay sometimes forgets El Supay exists!

                The Teragen
                The Apothecary is the first nova to figure out how to create what the Psi Orders will come to call sub-Aberrant mutants.

                The Mathematician encodes himself inside the information inhaled by the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, upon reaching Quantum 10.

                Narcosis loses her way in mindless decadence, trading Quantum apotheosis for sex orgies, oceans of booze and mountains of cocaine. She eventually leaves Earth in the Aberrant Exodus, having become what basically amounts to, if you can imagine it, a ‘Cthulhu Mythos’ ultra-hedonist: beautiful, but utterly alien.

                The Swarm Queen loses herself to Transcendence 10, becoming a locust swarm that envelops most of North America. Pax incinerates most of her, but some of herself gets away, hitching a ride with some unsuspecting nova during the Aberrant Exodus.

                The various Teams Tomorrow
                Ricardo Montoya-Bernal slowly ceases communicating, save in the most basic of manner. (He staysloyal to Team Tomorrow, however.) Then, during an epic Aberrant War-era battle against Geryon, Geryon punches Montoya, and Montoya explodes into millions of extremely tiny copies of his original form, bouncing everywhere off of everything. What becomes of him? Some are slain, some captured by Project Utopia kill-teams, while other tiny duplicates fly off into space, never to be seen again.
                Last edited by Demigod Beast; 09-13-2022, 06:53 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Demigod Beast View Post
                  Here’s some more ideas...

                  Independents
                  “Ironskin” Andy Vance and Jake “Dragon” Korelli end up vagabonds throughout the wider galaxy, randomly appearing on some alien planet, righting sone great wrong, then vanishing back into the void of night.

                  London Fog becomes more and more ethereal, and her powers over weather become inescapably tied to her subconscious instincts. She stays relatively human in mindset, and, upon learning she can manipulate the solar wind, tearfully leaves Earth behind at the height of the Aberrant Wars. Maybe she’s on Eden!

                  One Mr. Argyle, a ‘precognitive’ nova—-well as close to precognitive as any nova can get—-eventually realizes he can simply enter other timelines, and vanishes one day, just before the Aberrant War, never to return.

                  Rachel Alinsky slowly loses herself to ever-higher Transcendence ratings, and eventually takes the name Dragon Eye. Her name will forever cursed in Kuala Lumpur.

                  Nova cults
                  The Divine Masato of the Shindokyo cult goes mad with power, and is forcibly ejected from Japan. He goes on to join the Seraphim.

                  Organized crime
                  El Supay never left Earth. Even well into the Aeon era, El Supay’s still doing his thing. He’s become so impossible to perceive even El Supay sometimes forgets El Supay exists!

                  The Teragen
                  The Apothecary is the first nova to figure out how to create what the Psi Orders will come to call sub-Aberrant mutants.

                  The Mathematician encodes himself inside the information inhaled by the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, upon reaching Quantum 10.

                  The Swarm Queen loses herself to Transcendence 10, becoming a locust swarm that envelops most of North America. Pax incinerates most of her, but some of herself gets away, hitching a ride with some unsuspecting nova during the Aberrant Exodus.

                  The various Teams Tomorrow
                  Ricardo Montoya-Bernal slowly ceases communicating, save in the most basic of manner. (He staysloyal to Team Tomorrow, however.) Then, during an epic Aberrant War-era battle against Geryon, Geryon punches Montoya, and Montoya explodes into millions of extremely tiny copies of his original form, bouncing everywhere off of everything. What becomes of him? Some are slain, some captured by Project Utopia kill-teams, while other tiny duplicates fly off into space, never to be seen again.
                  These are some really cool ideas.

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                  • #10
                    Here’s some more:

                    N!WE
                    Duke “Core” Baron finally loses control, killing someone in the ring. He does prison time, but breaks out during the Aberrant War. He dies fighting for his new DeVries employees early on in the fighting.

                    The Fabulous Chihuahua becomes a mite addict, then burns out and drinks himself to death. (Considering nova constitutions, this required epic amounts of liquor.)

                    Kara May just keeps getting faster...before losing the ability to slow down. Eventually turning into living light, she literally leaps off of Earth at lightspeed at the end of the Aberrant Wars, and ends up on Eden, her existence known only to her fellow novas.

                    Rob Steele learns to assume ever-more-monstrous shapes, gaining new personas in the process. Him and his alters—-some of which can take separate form—-leave Earth at the end of the Aberrant Wars. His eventual fate is unknown.

                    Tessa Grey injures herself horribly, then begins to push herself harder and harder in an attempt to ‘recover’. Her epidermis turns to living bronze, her hair to gold thread and she can carve off portions of herself to change into coinage of all kinds. Eventually, Tessa retires again. She weathers the Aberrant Wars by staying out of the limelight. Her eventual fate is unknown.
                    Last edited by Demigod Beast; 09-18-2022, 05:11 PM.

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