Author: DaftMonk PM
A young scientist and metallon adept, Demetri Vespar seeks mystic knowledge in the underworld of Mu, leagues beneath Weyard's Gaia Falls. An adventure unfolds...Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,146 - Updated: 07-25-12 - Published: 12-24-08 - id: 4740874
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A lone psynergy lamp dimly illuminates an otherwise empty street, a silent sentinel in the abandoned North Sector of industrial Dregvant. Imbued with strange phosphorescence, soft tendrils of dust motes swirl leisurely through the air, eventually collected by the lamp at the end of the street. As the dust meets the lamp's surface, a coronal discharge of atmospheric energy transfers the minute amount of energy to the lamp's interior, creating a faint beacon in addition to forming a psynergy cache.
This city is an old one. As a established front-runner of steam and allotropic technologies, it has had to reinvent itself numerous times as technology advances have dictated. Consequently, certain areas of Dregvant, such as North Sector, have become abandoned as the technology that empowered them grew obsolete. Smugglers and rebel adepts are attracted to such forsaken areas, perhaps because the nature of such places is similar to theirs… but darker, more mysterious purposes have been known to fester in such places as well.
The soft grinding of gears can be heard endlessly churning in the distance, where the boundaries of the central sector meet North. These are where the power plants of S.R.C, or Synthesized Resource Corp, proliferate the landscape and provide much of Dregvant's energy reserve. A lamp such as the one in North Sector is one source of this supply, known as an Isolated Sustainable Ion Stockpiler, or simply ISIS. Geothermal devices known as Damprocks provide a less abstract form of power generation, using steam turbines located deep underground.