|Heretics & Outsiders|
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Threats to Crown and Soul The Known Worlds are rife with those who refuse to follow the social order. Whether practicing their rebellion in private or fomenting public revolt, these malcontents threaten the powers-that-be. Heretics refuse to follow the Church's doctrines of proper faith, and so risk their own souls and those of others through their example. Psychics plot to overthrow mundane humanity -- or worse, attempt to force psychic awakening on others through the mysterious Sathra Effect.
It is not only humanity's soul that is so threatened, however, for its very right to rule itself is challenged by the potential power of the alien Vau Hegemony. The incursions of the metamorphic Symbiots threaten to warp peoples' own bodies. What's more, barbaric human star-nations l...
|Orphaned Races: Ascorbites & Hironem|
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"If there's one thing I've learned in my years as a merc, it's stay away from the Bugs and Lizards. They're both hidin' somethin'!"
Orphaned Races examines two of the sentient races of the Fading Suns universe: The insectoid Ascorbites and the reptilian Hironem. The Ascorbites, native to the Decados-ruled jungle planet of Severus, are perhaps the least understood race in the Known Worlds. Their alien culture -- formed by a hive-mind -- has proved resistant to most of humanity's attempts to understand it. What's more, the Church claims that the race worships dark entities - gods the Ascorbites claim will one day return to drive the "soft-flesh" humans into slavery The Hironem, native to the Decados-ruled planet of Cadiz, revere their ancient culture-bringer...
|Spies & Revolutionaries|
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Notes from the Interstellar Underground Blur suits and wireblades now complement the cloaks and daggers of the past. In the 51st century, spies are a necessary evil. Without their deft fieldwork and cunning intelligence, noble reigns would topple and guild monopolies crumble. Although small in number and incognito in guise, these spies daily betray trusts, seed lies and mistruths, steal high-tech secrets and even poison rivals -- all in pursuit of their patronsÕ power. Even the Church plays these games of death and deceit, using ill-gotten secrets to sway their secular rivals -- or protect them from a greater darkness.
Anarchists and discontents lurk in these same shadows, seeking to topple the current order and replace it with their own. Whether they dream of a new ...
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A Vorox stands nearly 10 feet tall, bristling with six limbs (each usable as a hand or foot), a full set of fangs, a superb sense of smell, and an uncouth attitude which gets worse the hungrier it gets. Noble Vorox (and their untamed cousins in the wild) even bear poison claws capable of paralyzing prey in mere minutes. What's more, Vorox travel in packs.
And they're still not the premier predators on their homeworld. Ungavorox is one of the universe's most inhospitable places -- even the flowers are carnivorous. With such dangers constantly hanging over their heads or waiting from below their niches in the trees, it's no wonder the Vorox quickly developed sentience and a tight-knit society.
The Vorox book takes a close look at these fascinating sentients and the ecosystem...
|War in the Heavens: Hegemony|
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Ever since the Vau gave humanity its first setback among the stars, their space has been shut to prying eyes. For a brief moment, however, it has opened - long enough for the most daring to catch a glimpse. But the daring need as much wisdom as courage, for encounters with the Vau teach that things are not always what they seem.
Included in this volume:
Book One: Inception - A sourcebook explaining the histories and cultures of the Vau and the other sentient citizen races of the Hegemony.
Book Two: Elabi - The Vau are inviting select groups of Known Worlders to visit Vau worlds and open a dialogue between cultures. Inevitably, the question arises: What do they really want?
The previous installment in the War in the Heavens trilogy, Lifeweb, featured the s...
|War in the Heavens: Lifeweb|
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The first in an epic trilogy, "Lifeweb" details the Symbiots, explaining for the first time who and what they are, from their beginnings on the wilderness world of Chernobog to their modern starfaring empire, carving worlds from human space. Also included is an adventure pitting player characters against Symbiots, with the fate of the Empire at stake....