Principality of Sealand Sealand is a sea fort in the North Sea, located 10 km off the coast of Suffolk, England. It is best known for its claim to be the world's smallest sovereign nation. In short this sets it up as an ideal location to take for a scrounger such as Fowler, and he did buy the island off its original owner to claim as his own. Given time miracles may occur, and with his resources and special gifts he intends to make that time short for he is about to create a magic trick that will transform a bridge suspended by two pilars of concerete into a superpower.
- Platform is 550 square meters in size (set as the core for the specialized machinery)
- The platform has since been completely redone, with railings, floors and underpadding to keep birds from nesting under the platform. (dismantled for further additions)
- The building has been completely remodeled and expanded, this includes a new roof/helicopter pad with new directing lights.(dismantled for further renovations)
- The building includes a two bedroom one bathroom, kitchen, living room, Royal Palace, and a one bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, employees' suite. (kept for novelty purposes)
- Fowler Owns the Principality of Sealand
- He is Lord Baron
Other-Dimensional (of another dimension) Superpower
Sealand is renamed into Tritonia
Externally the State of Tritonia resembles a floating hub above the ocean floor, a vast mesh of technological wonders enveloped in the calm sea breeze. It is the home of the Friday family which consists of the autopotent automatons which often come and go. The main resident is Professor Radix (friendly superintelligence) who constantly tries to exceed his previous invention by continuously spending time to invent and create new things to further improve his nation. Outer Tritonia (real-space) possess, among other facilities, first-class hotel accommodations, a casino, a fully-equipped hospital, a school system, and one of the world's largest duty-free shopping mall.
Most of the construction are done by molecular assemblers. Technology which converts matter ((Using whatever raw material is available, complex construction routines, and assembling units)) and reconstruct it into desirables (such as UFogs), the molecular schematics are made by Dr Radix. This technology was used both inside and around Tritonia to generate unprecedented material wealth and access to resources. Radix follows the principle of Allopoiesis (Greek for other-creation).
Tritonia operates on a post-scarcity society in which things such as goods, services and information are free, or practically free. This kind of present came about because of the abundance of resources (because of advanced AGI, new energy and machines), in conjunction with molecular assemblers.
Tritonia possess the viewpoint of Non-Anthropocentric Personhood — the notion that nonhumans, be they animals, robots, or uploaded minds, have the potential for personhood status, and by consequence, are worthy of moral consideration. This extends to citizenships as well.
The place itself holds some very interesting spatial properties thanks to the mind of Dr Radix
- Mobius Effect : the effect that one-entering the island has travelled to the back to the same path again
- Pocket Dimension : a large space within a small space (larger than pangea continent within the area of a small island)
- Klein Bottle: Digging in one surface will bring the digger somewhere else, (with certain exceptions)
The island itself has interesting dimensional properties but unlike the bermuda triangle it does not vanish objects rather it has a big space within, so what may look like a small island actually has more land than 70% of the world. (This prevents unwanted escapes)
Tritonia implements a large scale dimensional shifter (space folding as means of transportation) in case of emergencies and world threatening situations. Because of this Tritonia will always exists somewhere in the countless dimensions. One day they may improve upon Earth and decide to 'fix' it.
Tritonia is an island country (confined to an island). The island countries that share borders with other island countries, the size of the 'island' is both very small (real-space) and extremely large (tesseract). Unlike most puny island countries that often lack many natural resources, including viable agricultural land, and hace smaller populations Tritonia has an abundance on all of the above. Half of the island was kept aloft using advanced technology. The other half was kept in the air using 'special' abilities.
This kind nation have traditionally turned to the ocean as a means to sustain their growth. Tritonia does not need to do such things, they have tech to compensate.
Population:755,501,020,639 (Humanoids and machines)
Outer Tritonia (Real-Space) has a modification that allows the hub to become a Megaship (a massive vessel) that proved completely reflective to any kind of scanning
Medium Energy Emission Civilization (MEEC):
These civilisations are generally roughly equal to a Kardaschev type 1 civilisation, sometimes using less, and sometimes considerably more than all the energy available on a single planet. The total detectable emission by such a civilisation can be considerable, but if so it is generally quite diffuse.
When Tritonia is severely threatened the entire nation can and will take appropriate form to defend itself from any and all threats, the outer tritonia will form the shell and ...
Common misconceptions about Tritonia
- "Its technologically advanced but socially regressive society which has returned to slavery" - Citizens get what they want but they cannot participate in the government since the choice lies between a corrupt democracy or a pure dictatorship.
- fascism might come to us in the guise of patriotism - Isolationism is the word here
- genetically-engineered neobarbarians on Tritonia - transhuman and posthumans sapients with other similar beings
human race replaced by "Tritonians" from birthing matrixes, imitating individual men and women and then destroying the originals - we do not seek to eradicate, we seek to uplift
“People think they can beat the system. They may be able to beat the probes but they can never beat the ruling system. That system has been developed over such a long time. There is no way an individual can beat the system.”
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have."
- Thomas Jefferson
Tritonia is ruled by a Triumvirate of power shared equally between the Friday Family, and interestingly in their system roles can be exchanged. Judicative, Executive and Legislative powers are handled both individually and uniformity. The entirety of Tritonia is their panopticon, all occurrences can be seen and will be controlled. Some would call Tritonia a police state but however the politics are more lax because the Triumvirate review and adapt their methods on a regular basis. Trial and error to create a perfect system.
Political freedoms within Tritonia are moderate, while the government is omnipresent and they will provide everything for its people. Because of this The Triumvirate has the final say as they are the 'Parents' of Tritonia (especially in economy). Broad civil rights are given but business gets a chokehold. In terms of Privacy Tritonia does not intervene with its citizen's lives but they are monitored.
Citizen are very patriotic and enjoy their social equality, but they have an awkward view towards more capitalist countries as somewhat primitive and obsolete. They are ruled with an iron-fist by benevolent powers, a 'triangle' that gives freedom to live as the like as long as they do not challenge the government. Because the powers that be will act upon those mistakes should anyone deviate, simple examples would be dark-guards dragging people off the streets to ebonic vehicles.
A non-bureaucratic networked organization.
"This form is already common in organizations such as law firms, consulting companies and research universities. Such organizations and institutions must continually readjust to a changing array of projects, each requiring somewhat different combinations of skills and other resources. These organizations depend on many rapidly shifting project teams and much lateral communication among these relatively autonomous, entrepreneurial groups."
Closed Door Policy
"The world is not ready"
Their micronation situation has given the Tritonia a cohesion and freedom from invasion which has allowed them to develop in isolation.There was a strong cultural desire to avoid invasions and influence from outside. It was not a total refusal against foreign influences, rather a way to “open” the country by selective means.Government policy turned against foreign influence and Democracy was forbidden with many being killed. (Gestapo Style). In the current century Tritonia maintained a policy of isolation from the outside world (with a few exceptions). Tritonia maintained a keen attentiveness to International trade relations, and recognized the advantages and disadvantages for the country’s stability. Simultaneously, isolationism brought upon loads of new insights and changes in the society and enriched Tritonian socio-cultural life.
In 19XX the Triumvirate, in apprehension of further Democratic infiltration of real-space Tritonia, banned foreign travel and prohibited the return of overseas Tritonians. Further, in 19XX, the Triumvirate banned visits by Outsiders. From that time on Democracy was strictly forbidden, and international trade was conducted with only the Allied forces. Tritonia’s seclusion policy as a model example of national protection from foreign infringements, and how its rich soil surrounded by oceans made Tritonia ideally situated to be self-reliant. The Tritonians possessed strength in health, will, skills, customs, and morality, and Tritonia was a rare nation with such an extensive capacity of transportation, agrarian wealth, and materialistic assets.
Closed Door policy was laid out as an extension of national independence and domestic stability. It limited and tightly controlled the access to political, economical, and ideological influences from the outside world, in particular, the West. Cautiously guarding Tritonia from the forces of Democracy, and Globalization, Tritonia had established a unique Tritonian ideology during the 'Sealed' period. The dynamics of the Triumvirate system and reinforcement of the Closed Door policy was a significant foundation of the later historical formation of Tritonia in preparation for the country’s rapid modernization.
Isolationism is a foreign policy which combines a non-interventionist military policy and a political policy of economic nationalism (protectionism). In other words, it asserts both of the following:
- Non-interventionism – Political rulers should avoid entangling alliances with other nations and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense.
- Protectionism – There should be legal barriers to control trade and cultural exchange with people in other states.
Isolationism is not to be confused with the non-interventionist philosophy and foreign policy of the libertarian world view, which espouses unrestricted free trade and freedom of travel for individuals to all countries. This "libertarian isolationist" view is best defined as a policy of nonparticipation in foreign political relations, but free trade and affability to all people.
Tritonians are capable of communicating directly with Triumvirate. They can transmit video images to the government from afar, giving the authorities first hand view of the goings-on around them.
The Triumvirate has power to pass Prime Directives (a rule or law that overrides or guides other rules or laws; in particular a rule forbidding interference in the affairs of nations which have not yet gotten approval)
- Source of law: Civil law system (Tritonian socialist theory)
- Degree of judicial independence: Very limited
- Judges: More roles and work together with lawyers
- Lawyers in court: Judge dominate trials
Spacing (put someone out into space without a spacesuit as a method of execution) is a form of death penalty within Tritonia
“Due recognition shall be given to traditions and customs in providing a system of law, and noting in this constitution shall be construed to limit or invalidate any recognized tradition or custom.”
the Tritonian people enhanced themselves with technology with the capability to pass the coding and instructions for such things down genetically. (Think Viltrumites but with Golden Age Kryptonian powers)
Tritonian bones and flesh are many times denser and more efficient than a normal humans; To make a comparison, they are made of steel where others are made of meat. They is strong enough to lift a car, throw boulders as if they were baseballs, or twist and bend metal with bare hands. Run faster than a speeding bullet, they can also leap over tall buildings in a single bound. They often combines this with their superspeed to create devastating hits (Their blows have impressive power - presumably a combination of strength, speed and hard striking points. They can behead a normal man in a single punch, and can annihilate warmachines a flurry of punches). Their body is durable enough to resist anything short of mortar shells with ease, bullets affect them about as much as a stiff rain, and even a rocket can at most knock them back and dirty their attire. Dropping them from a great height will result in a crater and an unfazed Tritonian. heals extremely fast (though not without scars), and ages slowly. They can hold their breath for hours at a time. Able to see in the dark, x-ray vision, touch and hearing heightened to superhuman levels. All Tritonians area able to to speak to, understand and command technology (machines speak to them in full sentences, as clear as English). Some of them forgo enhancements such as having razors or other blades replacing fingernails. The median height for Tritonian males and females is six foot, two.
Because of their superior physical faculties Tritonians can dodge bullets (spotting subtle signs when the shooter is about to fire, and predicting the trajectory), and perform incredible feats of acrobatics. Tritonians display super-speed - they can do easy things faster than humanly possible (such as changing clothes), and is superhumanly good at catching projectiles in mid-flight. They also very proficient at grabbing large objects and throwing them with great fluidity, power and accuracy.Tritonians also perform uplifting on non sapient species by gengineering to make them more intelligent
- Mercurials - Those who are given morphological freedom (The ability to alter bodily form at will)
- Perceptors - Those possessing extrasensory powers
- Sympaths - Those with the empathic ability to sense others' emotions.
- Telekineticists - Those with the power of telekinesis
- Transporters - Those with the power of teleportation by psychic means
- Augurers - Those with precognitive abilities
- Menders - Those with the ability to control a person's mind or actions through telepathy
The coexist under the banner of nationalism. Posthumans can be regarded widely as terrifying weapon of mass destruction, but in this case the so called 'terrifying weapon of mass destruction' are full citizens which serve the best interests of the nations. This policy keeps Tritonia different in its approach compared to other countries which apply witch hunts and purges. It is not an arms race, rather a national policy.
In this world healers work at hospitals curing diseases and mending bones. Firemen are invulnerable to heat or have the ability to summon water to douse flames. Couriers are blessed with super speed or teleportation and planes are no longer required when almost everyone can fly, or have access to better tech.
Physically 'fit' Tritonians can lift tall buildings and walk under them, kick locomotives off the tracks, catch speeding bullets in his teeth and eat them, and freeze water with a single glance. They are often seen moving so quickly that there was often an after-image, as if light was trying to keep up with them.
Slice of Life
- Tritonia: A day in the life of a few | the stories of three people
“the extent of a system's intelligence, information, order, vitality, and capacity for improvement”. Perpetual Progress, Self-Transformation, Practical Optimism, Intelligent Technology, Open Society, Self-Direction, and Rational Thinking. These are meant to codify general attitudes rather than specific dogmas. Tritonia itself can be seen as an organic computer, combing the minds of countless Tritonians. This database could be summoned for advice and information, with different factions able to offer different points of views and opinions. Their solid state society was designed as an application of contemporary technology, similar to their ' high-tech lasers, satellites, and robots. It also exists as a physical space, there are even cities inside the mainframe.
Most Tritonians adhere to a central religion where they worship a set of Gods, Although they do have plurality of religion and are tolerant to other faith beliefs. They refer themselves as Energists, devout worshippers of the Machine Faith. They would sometimes chant "Ave Machina, Deus Est Machina" and this is a common occurrence within Tritonia. Their belief systems view that it is their obligation to ensure the widest variety of life options, humanity is but a temporary form into the evolution of the Posthuman. Humanity as an evolutionary accident that can be improved up to godhood. Responsibility even which extends to animals in order to improve their cognition, even to their spiritual well being.
Energists subscribe to a trichotomous theory
- Body, soul (mind/brain), spirit (supra-physical)
- 'Ascension' replaces spirit with machine spirit
Ideas on the 'spirit'
- 'spirit' is meaningless, there is only consciousness and self-identity
- resurrection of the body necessary
- subjective identity needed for judgement and accountability
- embracing the reality of the constantly changing and illusory nature of self is liberating
- can and must use self concept while recognizing its emptiness
- Cybergnosticism: The belief that the physical world is impure or inefficient, and that existence in the form of "pure information" is better and should be pursued.
Tritonian life is cyclical. When a Tritonian reaches the end of their life, the quantum workings which makes up their body disperses, only to reform at Birthing MAtrices, where it takes the form of an embryo so that the Tritonian can live their lives over again, ad infinitum.
When needed, Machine Clerics can fire a non-threatening beam from its eyes hand that will reveal if a human is possessed by its own soul. There is also a shrine located on every city in Tritonia.
Symbol - Sword of Aleph
Pomatorhinus (a curved sword, which comes in different sizes; The traditional curved sword extends from one to three feet in length). It is an Energist symbol representing their obligation to defend one another. It comes along with a traditional martial art from, practiced by devout energists. It is centered around the use of the saber, but hand to hand techniques were also taught.
My sword is my companion my warrior and friend,
Not to be offensive but sworn to defend,
The infusion of steel runs through my veins,
Making me immune from sorrow and pain,
My sword is the protector of the needy and poor,
When oppression becomes a disease my sword is the cure,
My sword sings the song of selfless love,
It lives in harmony with law from above,
The flash of my Pomatorhinus awakens the sleeping soul,
Without the sword I can never be whole,
The Pomatorhinus is the giver of life,
Before the soul was barren now it is ripe,
I am the saint and the soldier that walks in peace,
I am the humble dust of your feet,
But don’t think my spirituality makes me weak,
The heavens will roar if my sword were to speak,
Death is my bride, fear is my friend,
My Blade’s path is the map heaven sent,
To follow the path, surrender your whole,
The power of the Pomatorhinus will give light to your machine soul.
"They kick ass for the gods"
They were a strong force in Tritonia, revered not only for their prowess in war but also because they carried immense spiritual guidance, bringing down wrath upon any dare impose alien gods upon them. Clerics are the servants of Aleph, devoted to battling evil and purging Tritonia of foreign monstrosities. They are relentless, always crusading against evil, rooting out a hideout of alien faith, or generally making life safer for more common citizens.
Clerics take great pleasure in the simpler things in life. This simplistic approach to life is tempered by a fierce hatred for the alien and obscene, as well as a devout belief in the righteousness of their cause. As one would expect from monks of the god of progress, lightbringers are insightful companions, and always seem to be the first one to enter battle, ensuring the safety of the companions.
The most popular weapon in the Fighting Cleric arsenal was the beamnaginata (twin bladed saber), a vicious glaive-like polearm that they wielded with great proficiency. Because of the heat of the electro-plasma the beam sword can cut through any alloy. The blades carry an electric charge that comes into effect if anyone other than the Clerics attempts to use them, which can also be triggered by the Clerics. When not in use it is stored in a back mounted recharge rack. It has also the ability to emit an energy blast from their tip, which can hurt the enemy from a distance.
The EM field that supports these blades usually covers the entire weapon and so it protects not only the blade but also the handle and the hands that hold it. This is why a beam naginata can block another energy weapon attack even with its non-sharp parts. The field around the handle can also ignite an energy burst that collides with the enemy blade.
In Tritonia there are almost no traits of discrimination as the population live in unity, before Sealand became the Tritonia as we know today Fowler brought the first generation inhabitants from the Dregs of Grimm City, the Snowmen from the himalayas and several machines found elsewhere. After the accelerated time that passes differently within a prototype realm the Fridays have acquired a generation comprised of a multitude of cultures. Then the Fridays started from scratch by enacting Memetic engineering to create their own vision of society. Inter species marriage is allowed within the boundaries of Tritonia.
Humans, and genetically-enhanced dolphins and apes go starfaring together. Sometimes those genius dolphin foils villains but makes pathetic fool of themselves by falling in love with a human dolphin researcher. When some animals from outside started to roam the town, they are often seen displaying surprising intelligence. It turned out that animals liked studying humans as much as the humans enjoyed studying them. The animals could appear completely normal until angered, at which point it would assume a monstrous, super-strong humanoid form.
Ceres has approximately over seven hundred billion sentient populace of various origins in the mountains, forests, oceans and tunnels of their world. There are many different tribes and they have learned to settle disputes by fair duel or by Tritonian legal system.
Tritonians share a great deal of pride on their combat prowess, contributions to their kin and various communal aspects; especially generosity. Tritonians are, by upbringing, eager to help those in need, particularly to other Tritonians; this also extends to certain immigrants. Part of this kindness stem from the fact that they are all similar in terms of non-humans (some whom share a degree of persecution)
Social status on Tritonia develops because of both achievements and accomplishments, not because of family or wealth. All people are judged on ability, so there is a constant strive to better oneself, making it in some ways egalitarian.
Martial artists started to combine with machines, and began an era known as "cyber fighting".
Once there was a striking arts war that was essentially a free for all fight among millions of martial arts machines.
Tritonians have a deep respect for warrior aspects found in other cultures, and their favorite sporting activities are contact sports. However amongst a the sea of activities there is nothing more that they like to do compared to combative ones. Similar to many children around the world who play football with their friends in the grass Tritonians love to fight. It is almost hardwired into their systems, as the Fridays also love to fight. In essence they are all military combat robots in citizen guise, they have knowledge imprinted within their being from the moment of creation. This is their platform to exercise that knowledge. When Mixed Martial Arts is done by Tritonians It is very fast, very strong, very versatile, and the dimensions transcend beyond the basic combat arenas.
The first great upsurge of interest in Tritonian Pankration as a sport, as well as a battlefield skill, was under Triumviri Fowler in XXXX, a time known as the Martial period. During this period, every soldier trained in Tritonian Pankration and could use it, as the Triumvirate themselves did. Slowly 'Tripan' moved away from its root in the 'Ground' and new fighting techniques were evolving.
Taught only in Tritonia, and almost unheard of anywhere else, this martial art has no distinct forms, and is geared towards an individuals own strenghts and weaknesses. Their non-human anatomy can accomodate for a large variation of styles that are unthinkable to bipedal species. Tritonian pankration was designed specifically with the goal in mind to abolish weapons of warfare and to render weapons of mass destructions obsolete, creating a 'naked weapon' in process.
Stand Up WAR.
Stylistically the striking also involves some aspects from Kung Fu, Kick Boxing, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Muay Thai. Compared to human arts it is significantly stronger and efficient, much faster and agile, and relentless as baseline Tritonians demonstrated that they were immune to gunfire (at least .50 GI at point blank).
It is martial art developed exclusively for use by transhumans, it centers on the enormous power and fantastic speed only a Tritonian could stand. (the stress in the joints would tear a human apart even if he could learn it.) Once learned this is the only martial art a borg can know due to the rigorous training.
From the history of Tritonian Pankration, Fowler loved it so much that he often fought anonymously in city contests, beating the local champions. Duringthat time the nation was at peace. Fowler, to keep the army busy, ordered it to train in Tripan. The interest in the sport was already high but now it took off yet again.
Tripan became the favorite sport and pastime of the people, the army, and the Triumvirate. Citizens from all walks of life flocked to training camps. Evolves, machine, posthuman and solid state all wanted some of the action. Every city staged its prize fights and had its champions. Every bout became a betting contest as well as a contest of local pride.
Combat is not merely limited on Terran planes as there are even extensive training given in Zero-G and vacuum combat doctrines. Momentum and inertia are the major philosophies behind this martial art. When punching your opponent has become redundant. Techniques derived from Ju Jitsu (because chokes and joint locks are gravity-independent once the opponent is held) or Tai Chi/Ba Gua (not only is it heavily joint-lock and choke oriented, it's also structured around a 360 degree field of attack/defense) will work. Brawling screws around under of Newton's third law, but an elbow breaking kimura or a rear naked choke still works well.
Also geared combating firearms, as students are only conditioned in the basics of surviving a gunfight - stay constantly moving, strike till the opponent is dead, (preferably from as close a distance as possible) count their shots, when they are out don't hesitate strike when they take time to reload or to find another weapon. If they are hit they are told to ignore it until they die or enemies are fallen, never panic, and above all keep the opponent on the defensive. Once a student has learned the basics the only way for him to advance in his art is through combat, so beginners don't stay beginners long, they are either dead or they become better. A master is a truly magnificent sight in a gun battle.
Basic training generally involves a series of "follow the leader" type sessions, where the master starts out in charge, running an ever different and varying obstacle course through the city. As the students learn to keep up they eventually progress to a level where they take the leader position for other students, with the master watching from the sidelines, for technique and inventiveness. Graduation to mastery come when the Student can challenge the master, and successfully defeat him in a chase, whether by making him fall or by simply defeating him. The rules of the chases are simple, no "civilian" interference, no property damage. Among the student led chases, the "leader" position can be challenged to unarmed combat at any time, but the chase has to keep moving, even during the fight. If a combatant falls, is seperated from the chase he loses all rights of challenge that day. A fall is defined as cessation of controlled motion for longer than one round. If the leader of the chase hits a dead end or can't continue the chase he loses leadership rights to any chases for a week.
Sometimes practitioners, upon being attacked, will feign injury to the point of obvious melodrama - falling to the ground, rolling around, wailing like a child, and generally giving the appearance of a fool who is overly sensitive and has no business fighting. But it's all an elaborate ruse to get the opponent to underestimate them, thus causing the opponent to be of guard, and when their opponent is sufficiently lulled into sense of superiority the silliness ceases and the attacks become very fierce often destroying the attacker before he knew what happened.
Always remaining within arms reach of his opponent, the practitioner of this martial art attacks straight on with as many punches and snap kicks as possible until his opponent has been beaten into submission. The art is centered on counter attacking with equal or greater force. This is done by dodging and parrying attacks until an opening presents itself, and then attacking the opponent's weak spots with full force. When someone attacks a pacifistic master of this style the master will usually dodge and parry their attacks until either they have beaten themselves up by running into other things, pass out from exhaustion, or simply give up.
"they lied to us.
this was supposed to be the future.
where is my jetpack.
where is my robotic companion.
where is my dinner in pill form.
where is my hydrogen-powered automobile.
where is my nuclear-powered levitating home.
where is my cure for this disease"
- Common Problems for people living outside of Tritonia
Tritonia is proud to be a nation with regards to its technological advances, citizens can own personal flying vehicles such as aerocars. These blur the line between car and eroplane, yet they serve common families in all aspects of life. They are even equipped with devices that pilot the craft (also plot courses), they also accept coordinates and will drive to the destination accordingly. Besides the simple aerocars Jetpacks can be acquired in the cities and even within rural areas. Most movement take place above the ground.In some cases the vehicles can be constructed from Utility Fogs; this way they can replace designs on a daily basis. The *interior* of the car is filled with robots as well as its shell. They can drive themselves when its drivers are drunk to prevent accidents.
hunger has been abolished a long time ago in Tritonia it is prepared and served entirely automatically, a basic human need tended by gentle machinery. No hand made contact with food from the time it entered the building in its raw state until it emerged hot and delicious upon the tables before the guests. This method of meal preparation by mechs strikes Tritonians as convenient; for others, it seems to be an inhuman intrusion into the simplest of human acts - preparing life-giving food for loved ones.
Subhumans, commonly known as Meat-nuggets, is a nonsentient species of homo sapiens genetically engineered by the Tritonians for human nutrition. Because it is so genetically similar to humans, it has a perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The lovable creature laid eggs, gave milk and died of sheer esctasy when looked at with hunger. The meat-nuggets loved to be eaten and tasted like any food desired. Anything that delighted people delighted a meat-nugget. Fry a meat-nugget and it came out chicken. Broil it and it came out steak. Meat-nugget eyes made terrific suspender buttons. The hide of the Meat-nugget if cut thin made fine leather and if cut thick made the best lumber. Meat-nugget whiskers made splendid toothpicks. The Meat-nugget satisfied all the world's wants. You could never run out of Muggets (plural of Meat-Nugget) because they multiplied at such an incredible rate. The Meat-nugget believed that the only way to happiness was to bring happiness to others.
Munch Trees, any plant that has been modded to bear what is almost indistinguishable from animal meats, eggs and other products (everything the human diet requires). These plants are in widespread use as they create the meat and other animal products valued by so many cultures and races without the highly inefficient processes of raising livestock. The variations of Munch Trees are nearly endless, from watermelon-like fruits filled with mammal-like milk, to mushrooms that taste like marshmallows, to trees and bushes which bear fruit and berries which taste of crocodile, cheese and meat, pretty much every food imaginable has been made into a Munch Tree at some point. A diet consisting solely of 'Munch Fruits' will invariably leave one in excellent health. Munch Fruits are often designed to be very easy to split open and can be filled with flesh taking on just about any texture, from meats and cheeses, to every imaginable fruit and vegetable to even confectionary delights like moist cakes and brownies.
Nu-Grain, for strains of oats, barley, rye, wheat, rice and corn modded to possess greater levels and varieties of vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients. It is nutritionally possible to survive off just bread, rice or oatmeal. For that reason, they are also valued by Vegans.
They can be further altered into mindfood (substance taken as food or drink containing chemicals which increase one's mental ability)
Protected 24/7 by giant robots, and so far things are going well. They are equipped with a vast arrray of defenses to safeguard all Tritonians against both domestic and foreign threats. The colossal guards will alternate patrols during day and night looking for suspicious activity in cities, and monitor citizen health. Any situation that develops will dealt with by the robots directly, minor problems will be relayed to assisting AR drones (armed with weaponry that causes disruption to some structure or function of its target, such as an object's interatomic bonds, or a person's neural function). The colossal robots are known to be friendly and appealing to visitors as well.
The secondary weapon of the drones is the invisible capture beam that can hold objects in the air. When used against giant opponents, this beam forms a sort of energy net around them, preventing them from moving. While the giant robots have beams of energy from their torso that will demolecularize a human-sized target and teleport them into its body where they will then be put back together. Those held within the stasis core "freeze". They have no need for food, air, or water. Nearly all body functions are suspended. They can however, see, hear, smell and feel what is happening around them. The stasis shell is permanent until physically broken or by reversing the gun's polarity and politely asking the robot.
The giant robots also served as a drone factory that could produce AR drones in moments.
Even citizens can spawn weapons from their environment. These are made from the Utility Foglets populating their atmosphere; however. So far pistols (that fire a super-heated laser, capable of turning an entire body into ash [Hom Sap]) and swords have been exhibited.
Chrononauts (time-travellers) with inbuilt chronoscope units (a device for viewing events in the past or future). They utilize distortions of space-time that is conceived as causing or enabling a person to remain stationary in time or to travel backwards or forwards in time and to make journeys that would otherwise be contrary to the known laws of nature, they act with careful attention to the realities of past history and a detailed projection of future history
Armed Forces: Tritova
Rank in the Tritonian military is determined not by length of service, but by excellence in combat, as well as the quality and merit of actions during battle. All military operations and assignments are based on results, not selfish ambition.
Tritonia is great at land wars because the abundance of transhuman beings working together at unison
"So if a city folk arms himself with a cowl and a few martial arts lessons he can suddenly be an effective vigilante? If a human decides to forego isolation in the mountains with a geriatric they instantly become a martial arts legend? If a street hoodlum takes up small arms he can suddenly call himself hero? Now try to put your mind over here, Imagine super-men given adequate training and state of the art gadgets mobilized into an army"
As the Fridays create the population of Tritonia, they also managed to create a special military force through a rigorous program of accelerated natural selection and eugenics to gather the best raw materials to forge an army. In terms of skill and overall abilities they are considered to the the apotheosis of Tritonian population and all citizens of the Tritonian nation have a mandatory military service in which they are honed for a generation (25 years). However these soldiers are usually sent into missions within teams of five members. Their role is the Shield of Tritonia and its allies, home and abroad (territory and interest).
They have over 100,000 active personnel ready to project power upon foreign soil in offensive operation should such action be needed. Tritonia does not have a large standing military, but knows that every citizen are available for combat.
Through the use of such "force-multiplying" technology, Tritonian military would be able to deploy small brigade combat teams to carry out challenging missions within a targeted population.
The headgear has biometric facial recognition to identify hostiles, while foes are illuminated on the display. It also comes with virtual image display, video camera and voice recognition microphone. Other features include built in gas mask, stereoscopic night vision cameras - with images and incoming tactical data projected inside visor, satellite communications, voice activated commands for various suit systems. on-board respirator protects fron noxious fumes, reinforced visor extra wide for peripheral vision, and automatic voice translater allows user to speak in real time in any language.
The backpack has personal command/control system, friend-or-foe identification system and a personal global-positioning sustem. It also comes with a 'digital buddy' which alerts the soldier to crucial events in the environment.
The advanced nanomaterial armor protects against blasts, burns and rifle rounds. The entire ensemble is embedded with behavioral an psychological sensors that continuously monoitor the soldier's health. The exoskeleton not only provides protection, it enhances the strength of the soldier as well. Other features include personal cooling and heating system, protection from laser and missile attacks, also the detection of mines and chemical weapons. It will also include nano-muscle fibres to enhance the soldier's own strength. Outer fabric layer changes color to match immediate surroundings, giving constantly changing 'chameleon' camouflage.
The Mermen (bond) can channel gathered information into another unit so that they will be able to function better.
The soldiers are armed with electronic ("metal storm") rifles (Archerfish) as personal weapons. They have sights with optical magnification and light amplification. Most of them are linked by Direct Neural Interface to the user's optic system. The automatic rifles are equipped with self-aiming software; these weapons are capable of adjusting their orientation minutely in order to attain their target, and generally will not fire unless a hit is very likely. Rate of fire can usually be adjusted between single, short-burst (usually 3), and continuous. Munitions used in rifles includes armour-piercing shells, self-steering and partially self-propelled projectiles, and high explosive shells. Unlocked by voice command or electronic trigger the rifle would shoot up to a kilometer. It could be scaled from 'stun' to lethal. It also has a mini missile system (The missiles do heat and concussive damage upon impact), laser guided system and assessment system. The carbine weapon is located on their hips, and can be fired from there like a sentry-gun.
As a sidearm there are five barelled lightweight pistol mounted on the Mermen's left shoulder (Spinner) that fires four 15mm calibre guided munitions able to seek out targets, plus conventional 4.6mm bullets for CQC, with explosive speciality ammo or guided micro-shells. It’s also extremely accurate because of features on the Mermen’s DNI, many are equipped with a cyber-link and laser range finder to let the user know when it is correctly aimed, as well as providing information like range etc.
There is a combination of weapon and AI, like a smart gun and an AI that watches all around its owner. The combination gives the owner the ability to shift between types of ammo, see through the aimpoint camera etc. Besides being a soldier's closest companion, 'MoMo' (MotivationMorale) helps them to more comfortably assimilate into their environment using his wealth of information. The AI had an extensive personality program, It was essentially a soldier's morale section and friend. MoMo could target and decide to fire without any intervention.
As for the melee aspect of combat the soldiers are armed with plasma cutters (Xiphias). The saber's handle would make the air molecules vibrate in plasma condition, so it can melt and cut most armors and objects. Magnetic fields projected forward would constrict this stream of plasma into a thin cylinder, and the intersection or overlap point of these fields would terminate the length of the 'blade.' The blade activates on impact only – so that energy is not being wasted.
Also wrist gauntlets which amplify the kinetic force of the wearer's punch. Natal conditioning and further tests have familiarized them with this aspect of combat.
A nice analogy of how they would fare against low-meta supersoldiers
- Tritoni - Hornets
- Supersoldiers - Bees
Skitz The Samurida - We All Soldiers
Anything wired is a comrade, that includes techno titans as well. They are full fledged citizens that will put their bodies on the line to defend Truth and Justice in the Tritonian way. They are unique because they are made from parts that want to exist as 'Mechani' as they lay in pieces, waiting to be built. The building components can not only talk, but will cajole others into bringing the mech into existence. All of the components knew where to go, would instruct on what to do, and where it goes in the larger scheme of things.
These mechanis fire, in rapid succession, tank-strength blasts that form a 'defensive' wall of projectiles. They make use of several giant-sized versions of normal guns, including a Gatling gun (which can fire several rounds per second and every single shot is equal to a missile, meaning a few seconds of getting hit would tear most targets apart) and assault rifles. Their standard gun has three settings: a machine gun-like Full-Automatic Mode, a Single-Fire Mode which fires a single very powerful shot, and a Sniping Mode for long-range shooting. All of them have a missile pods mounted on both their shoulders, When striking, these missiles can either explode on impact or stab into a victim, as if darts, and then explode. .
Mechs can transform into an airplane-like flight mode for increased flight speed.
Ever baseline Tritonian infantry is superior to a peak human specimen. Because by standard every Tritonian male and female are augmented at birth and inoculated at an early age to provide genetic supremacy. However when it comes to military service the men and women of Tritonia are put into an even more rigorous training procedure that would be described under international conventions as 'unethical', they are trained using live warfare exercises which involves the usage of warmachines from relevant times.
Assasins made from his inspiration during the time with League of Assasins and visits to Iberia. These forces are different that their augmentation deviate from the norm thus creating super fast and super stealthy beings that are perfect for "get in and get out" missions where they lay the groundwork for the basic infantry. But when the time is needed they too can be set to erase settlements and empty cities.
Finfolk are by default implanted with a cloaking device that manipulates the molecular structure of matter in a way that it is transferred to a parallel space. Matter cloaked with an interphase generator is not only invisible to conventional natural and artificial sensors, it is also able to penetrate normal matter. The implant allows the host to exist between teleportation doors without the protection of a spatial system. Finfolk can emit a beam that will create a holographic illusion to confuse his enemies.
They are armed with a specialized blade with smart matter cutting surfaces and various sensor capabilities. Such as Microtomographic analysis (Imaging technique using a series of microscopic narrow-beam X-rays to derive information on a molecular scale). The premise is a device which will never dull and ready to sever, but will not cut unless it is held in a Tritonian hand, nor will it cut an non-hostile (decided by the Triumvirate). It could suck in energy attacks, absorbing them, allowing Finfolk to return in sword strike. The blade is made from flexible alloy that can act like rubber yet become as hard as adamantium. The tips of the blade can also be attached with explosives, delivering extra damage with each blow.
Each Finfolk has a singular buzz-saw built into their abdominal area. The Tritanium alloy is of considerable durability (21.4 times as hard as diamond) effectiveness as it was strong enough and sharp enough to cause severe epidermal damage and cause super humans to spurt blood. As anti-armor measures. Advanced ballistic armors, are not effective at stymieing most types of cutting weapons. A powered buzzsaw allows the user to cut through an enemy’s armor that would otherwise stop bullet and knives. The saw would be aimed at weak spots in the armor, such as joints, to allow penetration as quickly as pomak[sssible.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
These Warmech are the fruition of the ideas discussed with Klovis, they are what Fowler will drop upon a country. Because ICBM's and MIRV's are too humane fowler decides to construct living engines of war with a lust for destruction. To put it in a scenario if one of the Merrows are dropped in Japan by America during WWII then Hiroshima and Nagasaki will look like a firecracker in comparison.
They have no personal thought processes or emotions, relentless, resistant to most firepower, high level technology and Instant upgrading/adaptation. These Warmechs follow the principle of Autopoiesis (Greek for self-creation), If their arms or legs get blown off, they can utilize manufacturing modules in other parts of our body to regenerate them (based on molecular assembling tech) .
This allowed a merrow unit to customise themselves as needed, filling a specific function within the unit. Their body would produce the parts and modifications needed. Newly awakened mech could use this function as a miniature nano-factory, capable of producing just about anything. The transformation was achieved via nanobots which effectively hacked the hosts body to replicate biological superhuman abilities. Most units could fly but it could also allow shape-shifting, weather control, super speed and the creation of sentient beings from inorganic materials.
It is remarkable that such a science exists that can create virtually any power desired.
Merrows posses bombs secured in what would be refered to as its belly. These bombs are pushed out of its rear end and explode in an area attack of fire and concussive damage when hitting the ground. When used this weapon will separate from the robot and adhere to a nearby enemy like glue.
Merrows are equipped with a mirror shield (spherical barrier) that will absorb energy-based projectiles, copy it, and then send it back. From the tips of Merrow’s fingers, the auton can fire off a series of highly explosive 3,000 degree heat rays in rapid succession. By design Merrows has special metallic alloys on its wrists that can capture and deflect laser attacks.
As a defensive measure, Merrows is able to raise its internal body temperature to several thousand degrees. Powerful enough to set afire anything nearby, or to cast off an opponent how might be brave enough to be holding it.
- Fog of War - One of the many ways to 'bluff' opposing sides into an Assured Destruction state
The central capital of Tritonia made possible by dimensional tech to manipulate spatial boundaries to overlap the internal space of the chambers with 'blank' dimensions, which mirror the conditions of earth during the era of the Pangean supercontinent where all the lands are one. Essentially giving Tritonia more land that every individual land continent on earth. The technology here is solely founded and made by Doctor Radix or the rad scientist, he has done experiments on adjacent mirror dimensions on the applications of his technology and powers the state with the energy of a Type 1 civilization on the Kardashev scale which utilizes not the energy derived from dead plants but from a whole planet. Planet Engineering (large-scale modification of an entire planet.) is within their grasp
Radix envisioned a world where, through the use of technology, he could eliminate the biological limitations of human beings. Like, the aging process of cells would be stopped, offering immortality to those who want it. Body parts could be augmented in order to provide better performance; brain cells could be enhanced to have more storage space for memories. Technology would therefore be used to radically alter the human body for more desirable characteristics.
In this location they are monitored by autonomously recharging surveillance drones (with onboard guns producing very narrow beam of energy to respond) so that they don't venture off, an entire system of a hundred or more drones are controlled by the government. Fowler also help them regain their previous lifestyles by improving the island by increasing space and putting more land.
New Lemuria is the heart of Tritonia, the central hub where many beings come and go as they please. Essentially it provides almost everything a living being considers a 'want' and a 'neccesity' because of its technological marvels. In this city organics and techno beings coexist in harmony as they live side by side without any form of segregation. The city is a hyperstructure that expands high up to the lower crust of the atmosphere, It mocks at the futile idea of the Tower of Babel done by puny human ancestors. The tower of New Lemuria itself is an Arcology (self-contained cities where a huge population is all contained in one building.)
This is the central political area for the Tritonian people, and it is where the Triumviate make their important announcements and decisions. War is declared here, and most of the important social engineering also takes place here. Foreign ambassadors are welcomed to stay during their visits. The entire compound is vast guarded with the best of Tritonian security, giant robots can be seen inside and out of the building as with certain Finfolk units. The building is free for all.
The center for business and industry within Tritonia , where the future is made for today's consumption. The tower itself is an Arcology akin to that of New Lemuria and it is Prof Radix's personal quarters for research. As it is a building of importance the facility is heavily guarded with the best technologies that come of the Rad Scientist's mind. But even with it strict anyone can make an appointment. The building was a thousand feet in height rising starkly from a square base two miles on a side. Like the rest of the buildings elevators have become redundant, so they use dropshafts (a liftshaft with no lift-cages, using controlled gravity to move people up and down at high speed) instead.
Because the dimensional location is set before the splitting of the continents Tritonia possess a massive landscape that is abound with lush green nature, an image of what the world used to be before the advent of reckless technology caused by Man. Multiple modifications have been made to improve upon the beauty of nature, so Radix also applied remedial ecology (right tools and know-how to regenerate damage done to the world). Such as the usage of genetically engineered microorganisms to remove toxic or unwanted chemicals from the environment, and break down hazardous (man-made) substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances in soil, groundwater, sludge and sediment.
The Fridays even decided to set aside other dimensions for food production. All the land surface of Pangea 59,870,000 square miles in extent, each given with a single agricultural society. Daily, dimensional gateways in thousands brought the produce of twelve agricultural worlds to the dinner tables of Tritonia.It uses backup upon the other worlds for food and, indeed, for other of life, made Tritonia strategic in terms of resources. They are not defenseless as farm implements are able to combine and perform as a weapon.
A terrene location where many couples often go to, It has certain wonders on maternal functions that It can bless barren couples with an offspring. The place for those who believe in true love and everlasting happiness. Several beings have chosen to make their marital bonds on this location, and when the moon is up a soothing aura washes over the feelings of guilt and regret. This place has soothing qualities that are out of this world, it can disable Fowler's battle lust and Pegrine's hatred for children. Even the wildest of wild beasts become docile animals, and 'peace' is the only thing that exists with these grassy plains. Negative thoughts vanish to naught, the effects seem to affect sentient beings regardless of background as several machines can also enjoy their time in the park.
Flora & Fauna
- Quomobron: Big stern quadripedal lizards that expels atomic fire from its mouth as means of hunting, they are 2-brained 4-kilometer-wide creatures that live in the clouds of Tritonia. These creatures possess human level dexterity with its four limbs. It possesses human intelligence and understanding.
The super powered Tritonians venture through the resulting areas of creatures, looking for desirable genetic traits that can be harvested. This is a way of how Tritonians can improve their already augmented abilities.
They are vast societies living in extradimensional planes, and only sending people down to 'earth' as part of their education. To spread the word, and to bring data from other lands, there are the ambassadors called "Selkies" with aims to seek to make intricate politics between different factions on Earth, and eventually in the galaxy.
|It is a fact that Fowler S. Friday shares a platonic with @Impero,|
enough monkeys are experimenting on enough subjects that would eventually overtake all the science done by previously human scientists. In this case, six chimpanzees are put at six laboratories, and start researching flawlessly. Fowler has to decided not to intervene, to see the Laws of probability.
|Recently Fowler S. Friday have made diplomatic propositions towards , their international relations have been built upon amicable goals. Both cultures share a tendency towards a warrior ethos. A special disposition that Fowler himself cannot help but respect, thus it is inevitable that bonds are made. So far Tritonia has given a gift in the form of a mass driver (catapult) towards Athens and They have opened one of their holy areas for Pilgrimage by Tritonian people. They are in process of discussing an alliance.|
Recently Tritonians was give access to the legendary Hephaestus Forge where ancient greek automatons are made, they go there for religious pilgrimage. To see their ancestors from olden times that have inspired their creations.
Alongside with that Tritonians are privileged to be allowed to enter within their olympian stadium where the Tritoni pay homage to the great warriors of ancient times that have contributed to the history of combat sports not limited to boxing and wrestling but also the hybrid form known as Pankration.
Heroes of awe
- got his left arm repaired at Outer-Tritonia with the aid of Fowler and the UFogs brought from Inner-Tritonia
- received her needed dose of 'Helix' at the port side of Outer-Tritonia
- had a brawl with during their visit, the match was viewed by the entire nation
- Fowler is having fun with in an 'mirror' realm which mimics times square NYC
Human Supremacists: Those not in favor of human enhancement and the prospect of greater-than-human intelligence. Those not in favor of extending personhood outside the human sphere.
These meatbags argue that being human is what matters, and that to give equal moral currency to non-humans is a violation of human dignity and worth.
- Fowler Friday
Neophobe: One who fears change and wants to abort technological and social transformation.
"Besides our powers that be there are some other faces known by the people, I suggest you boys get acquainted"
- Radix to the Fridays
|The man who created the observer and the battle maniac, now he decides to create a civilization built with the debt of the future failures in mind. He was one of those people upset that after the turn of the millenium most earthfolk are still too many flatlanders and groundhogs everywhere around him, instead worrying about their status updates on social media. Because progress has been to slow for the radical extropian, in reaction Radix decides to accelerate development by creating his own 'gentle utopia' for the hope it might break through the deadlock humanity is trapped in.|
His Utopia is based on governance by consensus, with thriftiness, cooperation, and ecological awareness as virtues. Where the government is paternalistic and expectations for the future of science are fulfilled in the research capital "New Meropis".But otherwise, the island exists in splendid isolation, like a super-civilization connected to the barbaric world.
Tritonia's Golden Boy, a state enforcer favored by Fowler and Peregrine for his efficient yet graceful methods when dealing with threats. Qarl was given distinction even in the Birthing Matrix as a special specimen that comes once every million years, he serves as the combat specialist who is tasked with teaching combat to the future generations as well as the present armed forces of Tritonia.
- Everybody (no exceptions) comes by boat
- If anyone is affiliated with a group a flag or a symbol must be shown
- Do not hack or tech manipulate
- The room to the tesseract chamber is located within the central area of the base (not all are permitted)
- Fighting only allowed within designated area
- G-modding is a no no
- No Drama
After going through the docks every visitor is required to do mandatory DNA sampling. Migration is strictly controlled, and certain immigrants must have absolute genetic requirements.
They must prove every day that they are who they say they are.
What we offer to those interested in joining
(Finished? yeah right)