Post by eaterofkittens on Jul 19, 2018 20:09:12 GMT -6
Imagine a technology driven by intelligent slime. You feed it people (criminals, the elderly, the indolent, the inconvenient) and it makes your plants grow, it powers your city, it creates fuel, building material, perhaps superpowers or magic ability or psionic ability.
You can also throw in garbage and industrial waste and it recycles it. You could grow different kinds for different purposes.
Post by eaterofkittens on Jul 20, 2018 14:52:56 GMT -6
I can't figure out how to post images Existing examples are from Star Trek, the black goo that attacked Tasha Yarr and the Changeling race from which Odo was a representative. Heavy Metal had Uhlatec, to whom a human sacrifice was about to be offered for some unknown reward.
Abhoth from Lovecraft was a pond of plasm that generated beings of great variety. A breeding pit of monsters. Who knows if those things eat. Who knows where they draw the biological blueprints from.
There are pools of telepathic slime referenced in the core book but not their personalities or demands. A d10 table of slime personalities would be good. They have demands and incentives.
Post by eaterofkittens on Jul 20, 2018 14:58:27 GMT -6
A whole tribe of cultists could be sustained by it's manna, repeating it's maxims, elevating hierophants from their numbers who speak on it's behalf. And people could become enhanced. Swollen muscles, toothy mouths, reflective eyes, flesh darts, rough coral-like skin And these would be guardians or enforcers or perhaps that's what it does to.every foolish creature who wanders in.