What's a Nanoseer?
"Your grip on reality wavers as you sacrifice a little more of your sanity to the Empyreals in exchange for more power, sooner, faster. You laugh. You don't care."
For a very long time, scientists had been working to give people the ability to finely-control swarms of nanites by thought or gesture, but no workable solution had been found for an individual to take command over the millions of individual nanites that make up a swarm.
Then, in 2616 B.E., a Shen void user named Amasha Atiq managed to bring the level of control necessary without the rapid degradation previous attempts had seen. The key, as it turned out, was using void kith, but not in its raw form, which had been tried many times without success. Kith can be quite powerful, but lacks the precision required on its own.
What Amasha discovered was that by filtering the void kith through psuedo-organic circuits, in the form of intricate tattoos inscribed using the substance called iriil, the kith energy could be transformed into something suitable for this kind of control. Iriil is a kith-associated material only found orbiting, at high velocity, the largest black holes. Iriil doesn't fit into the commonly-accepted forms of solid matter - gas, liquid, solid, plasma - and appears to sometimes have the properties of all four simultaneously. What we're certain about, however, is its strong connection to kith. Unlike astrium, which is believed to be a byproduct of iriil decay, iriil itself appears to have a direct relationship to kith, or perhaps could be said to 'contain' some kith.
Nanoseers channel void kith to connect with the eldest and most powerful beings in Starmourn through pseudo-organic circuits tattooed in iriil, a strange kith-associated material manifesting simultaneously as all four forms of matter and only found orbiting the largest black holes.
Channeling this borrowed strength of the Empyreals and the raw power of void kith through their gauntlets, adept Nanoseers may fracture their minds, descending into insanity to control swarms made up of millions nanobots, known as nanites, to devastating effects. With this power, masterfully conduct your swarm in a broad stroke of purpose ranging from visual tricks to technical repairs to soul crushing attacks.
The three skills of a Nanoseer are:
Nanotech: Control of your swarm of nanites allows you to tamper with others’ bodies and minds, including your own. Develop and coordinate your swarm for a multitude of purposes, protecting you from harm, relaying data on a target, afflicting another spacer’s Wetwiring, or bashing away at their defenses.
Voidism: Intricately connected to the power of void kith, you’ve seen the depths of the end and are now able to utilize it for your own means. Levitate, drain the life force from the room, freeze, and shatter your foes until you master the penultimate act of destruction: The vacuumsphere.
Oblivion: Tap into the energies of the long-dead Empyreals and channel their powers. Use this connection to meddle with time, making it run faster or slower for everyone in your location. Feeling overwhelmed with afflictions? A wave of your hand allows you to share them with everyone else. Want to crush them for good? The Conquerer drives you into a frenzy of rage, dealing more damage to your enemies. Send them to the void - All it costs is your sanity.
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