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The Elysian Commonality

The psions of the Commonality wield their mental powers to further their mysterious plans

Interconnectivity is the common thread of all sophont cultures. Greater connections with one's fellow beings, and with the universe at large, is the path to advancement and enlightenment. Those species that walk the path towards enlightenment must be protected and guided. Those who would block that path must be pushed aside. The Commonality knows these things to be true, and that truth must be acted upon.

At the heart of the Commonality are the diplomats, judges and agents of the Elysians, a fragile species of powerful psions. Their harnessing of the strange powers of the mind allows them to perform what appear to be miracles, traversing vast distances without starships, healing the injured and crushing the spirits of their foes. The ruling judges of the Elysians guide the Commonality as a whole, choosing which other species should benefit from their enlightenment and protection. In their wisdom they set in motion complex chains of interventions that further their hidden goals, snaring unsuspecting sophonts and pulling them along with the inevitability of the solar winds.

The Commonality seeks greater understanding of the universe and other minds. Their scientists and scholars scour all of known space for knowledge, and plumb the unknowable boundaries of the mental realm for esoteric secrets. Their warriors and spies stand guard against the many jealous powers arrayed against them, as well as the hidden threats that their search for wisdom may uncover.

Commonality Touchstones

What the Commonality Is:

  • A Light in the Void - The Commonality see themselves as the pre-eminent light in the darkness of ignorance and entropy. Their powerful sense of purpose drives them to bring about the universe they wish to create.
  • So Say We All - Commonality Confluences meet to decide on weighty matters, and make binding decisions with the consent of their community.
  • With United Purpose - Once a course of action has been agreed upon, citizens are expected to follow it. Those who cannot are expected to realign themselves to better fit within Commonality ideology.
  • Seekers of Enlightenment - Enlightenment and understanding of the universe are the goals of Commonality society, although they recognise that those seeking it must be supported by the practical work of others.
  • An Empire of the Mind - The Commonality are the pre-eminent Faction for Psionics. They have a greater understanding of mental powers than any others, and easier access to Psionic Auras, different Paths, and other psionic resources.

What the Commonality Is NOT:

  • Perfectly Harmonious - The Commonality may present the appearance of a calmly meditative and amicable society, but beneath the surface is a turbulent undertow. The Commonality can involve intense social and political PvP conflict, which is only intensified by the Psionic tools at their disposal.
  • Pacifists or Airy Mystics - Although focused on learning and enlightenment, they are willing to fight to get what they want. Psionic powers create many unconventional opportunities for less direct means of conflict.

Commonality Topics

commonality.txt · Last modified: 2023/09/06 21:15 by conan