Boneweaver

Boneweavers are a species of spider-like arachnid organisms responsible for the creation of silk by biologically reassembling bone tissue. They are quite large, and living in large social groups. They are around the size of a Typhonic Hound, although twice as dangerous.

Description

Boneweavers have eight legs ending in sharp, almost translucent black spikes, and a wasp-like abdomen decorated with sharp spines. Boneweavers have a grey, insectoid thorax and a head eerily similar to that of a human skull. These creatures appear to have four eyes, although they are rammed into the empty sockets of their head naturally. They have humanoid jaws layered with shrapnel-like teeth, and a secondary jaw is located inside this one, and is involved in reproduction.

They live in social groups of up to one hundred members, although they are not eusocial in nature.

As mentioned above, they have a large spinneret resembling a wasp-like stinger, which can reassemble digested/consumed bone tissue into a thin, white, and durable silk. When processed, it becomes prussian blue and is used as the primary currency in the Empire. Their usefulness is unparalleled, and as such the Empire oftentimes creates artificial Boneweaver colonies to harvest and refine their silk.

Laterite

A laterite building in a small town.

Laterite is a common reddish brown stone used in the creation of structures. It is extremely commonly used and exported, in a similar manner to concrete or xenolith.

Despite its value, ease of use, and low price. Laterite is no longer used for regular construction, instead, it is more likely to be used for other, more specific construction purposes.

Jaj’kurite Architecture

Jaj’kurite Architecture is a type of architecture commonly associated with N’nosk, his palace, and other sacred places. Jaj’kurite architecture is exclusively applied to metal structures, although it may also be applied to some other structures.

History

Although it is described as ancient, Jaj’kurite architecture is only as recent as its creator, Jakeopod. Jaj’kurite architecture appears to be inspired by myriad other architectural styles, predominantly those of the eastern Cimexian Deathlords.

Characteristics

Jaj’kurite architecture uses skeletal motifs, as most buildings have replicas of full human skeletons, skulls, spines, ribcages, etc. It also uses skeletal imagery around entryways, in this scenario it is predominantly skulls.

Jaj’kurite architecture is usually very jagged, with large barbs and spikes protruding from every surface not used. Usually, these spikes are decorated with the corpses of larger wyverns, corpses, masks, or the shells of Cimexians. The shape of a Jaj’kurite building is usually irregular, with many enormous spires. These spires are crowned with twelve sharp spikes protruding upwards, in the center of this ring is usually a brazier. These spires likely represent the Emperor’s crown.

Most bridges, walkways, etc., are placed over enormous chasms and pits. The purpose of these pits is unknown, however it appears to be purely aesthetic or for intimidation/defensive purposes.


When it comes to illumination, most forms of light come from flowing falls of magma, enormous braziers of soulfire, or corpses hanged by razor wire crawling with glowing maggots.

Shadebone

Shadebone is a pure white or black, smooth material created by mixing bone dust with Umbra (in the case of Black Shadebone) or Radiance (in the case of white Shadebone). It is used exclusively in the creation of Masks, because of its ability to be carved with ease and its magical capabilities.

Because of its high demand, it is the most commonly sold, exported, and produced material in the Prime Material Plane. With the exception of concrete, water, and some types of wood.

Aeromacrobacteria

Aeroacrobacteria are levitating macroscopic bacteria. They come in billions of varieties, although in most varieties they are pickle-shaped with a single, long flagella used for movement and offensive purposes in certain scenarios. They survive off of pure instinct, although their intelligence is several magnitudes higher than their microscopic counterparts.

They are hunted naturally by Aeromacoviruses, although some sapient beings in the Prime Material Plane have been known to kill and even consume the matter of Aeromacrobacteria.

Macrobacteria

Macrobacteria are enormous, macroscopic bacteria. They come in billions of varieties, although in most varieties they are pickle-shaped with a single, long flagella used for movement and offensive purposes in certain scenarios. They survive off of pure instinct, although their intelligence is several magnitudes higher than their microscopic counterparts.

They are hunted naturally by Macoviruses, although some sapient beings in the Prime Material Plane have been known to kill and even consume the matter of Macrobacteria.

Macrovirus

Macrovirus are enormous viruses. They come in hundreds of varieties, and their goal is to infect Macrobacteria in similar nature to microscopic viruses. Their origins are unknown, however they appear to have originated from ancient macroviroplasm currents.

Like microscopic viruses, it is heavily debated as to whether or not these “organisms” are truly alive or dead. Because of this, their place in the Species category could be debated, although for the sake of Archivist classification, they will be put in the category.

Aeromacrovirus

Aeromacrovirus are enormous levitating viruses. They come in hundreds of varieties, and their goal is to infect Aeromacrobacteria in similar nature to microscopic viruses. Their origins are unknown, however they appear to have originated from ancient macroviroplasm currents.

Like microscopic viruses, it is heavily debated as to whether or not these “organisms” are truly alive or dead. Because of this, their place in the Species category could be debated, although for the sake of Archivist classification, they will be put in the category.

Brainways

The Brainways are a three mile layer of brain tissue directly below the surface of the Prime Material Plane. Highly dangerous, they crackle with neuroelectricity and in some parts crumble into dust from neurodegenerative rot. Of course, what could be seen as a simple barrier to more easy access caverns in Tenebrosus or beyond, was exploited by the Syndicate.

As the name implies, the Brainways have been turned into a tunnel network and are now used as the predominant mode of travel in the empire. To harness the locomotive power of the Brainways, one must find a way to create tunnels which do not collapse or become sealed with scar tissue.

To do this, the mighty N’nosk has physically modified Naegleria Fowerli specimen into a long, train-like organism. These organisms can store travelers in hollows in its cytoplasm, and eat through the constantly healing tunnels to reach every passenger unloading/reloading station.

Mask

Masks are a type of magical item worn to enhance, or create, magical abilities in the user. They are worn across the face, completely concealing it. They are impossible to take off, which means that choosing the appearance of your Mask is paramount.

They are created from Shadebone, a material created by mixing pulverized bone dust with Umbra or Radiance.

Description

Masks are usually plain white or black, depending on if they are Umbral or Radiant in nature. They usually have two to eight eye holes, which are usually perfect circles or quite close. They will cover the head entirely, especially the face. Some may have horns, spines, or protrusions, while others are simple plates with eyeholes.

Masks lack mouth holes.