Omega, Turn Five (Year 17-20)
The destruction of three moons had a profound effect on the Omega. In truth, beyond "the sky," it is hard for the Omega to say exactly what changed, but whatever it was has reshaped the Omega at very nearly the atomic level.
The most obvious difference is that the Omega no longer bind properly to natural features and forces. Living water-fish dissolve, firebirds fall from the sky, lightning-men fizzle out, piles of moving stone crumble, and walking plants wither and 'die.' For an entire month, the territory occupied by the curious natural guardians is silent.
Then the appear - shafts of strange alloys, bands and coils of unknown design, and all manner of geared contraptions arise as the Omega pick back up where they left off. What were once strange rituals and euphemisms are now properly understood to be the machinations of difference engines so ancient and complex as to blur the line between life and truth. The former enigmatic beings are either technology so advanced and undocumented as to be magic, or magic so well understood as to be a new branch of technology.
Still Lake, now recognized as the Administrator, issues a swift apology for the interruption in communication to their neighbors, explaining the new state of their society. "It is a process in motion, but what civilization isn't?" It is for their neighbors to decide how to take this change, but no matter what, the facade of Elementals is gone. The Omega remain. The Omega shall always remain.
- The Omega still do not use pronouns among themselves for the most part, but some have begun to creep in to the lexicon after extended contact with other cultures - especially during conversations with other species - primarily based on those species perception of body type, voice, and mannerisms. The Omega never offer corrections, as all such terminology is equally wrong.
- While small news by comparison, Deep Gully continues to establish hegemony through more peaceful means, barely slowed by the radical changes to its very body. Perhaps this is the year that the Omega's neighbors will join them of their own accord.
- The upheaval wrought by Moonfall has added a sense of urgency to Still Lake's networking. The Admin sends an envoy to the Zoroan Emissary with the intent to formalize trade agreements and diplomatic ties.
- Added urgency also spurs the Omega to expand aggressively to the sea. Kor, now land-bound, wielding equipment and wearing something like clothing over a frame of metal and ceramics like most of the Omega, leads an even larger force southwest than the one he took to the Null Foothills.
[Diplomacy (Special 5)]: Establish an Embassy with ZAV.
[Diplomacy]: Press Claim on region 210. (Partial Success vs. TN 12)
[Diplomacy]: Stabilize Region 200 (With Treasure). (Success vs. TN 12)
[Diplomacy]: Contribute to Great Project to learn the language and dialects of Yon Vaire! (1/5)
[Military]: Kor takes 7 units from 205 to 206, using the Skirmish Tactical Doctrine. Kor will not challenge, but will duel if challenged. There are no applicable technologies.
Resist Conversion Attempts.
Embassy: Trade Masonry and Animal Husbandry to VOI.
Spend one favor to restore the Omega's reputation with the Disciples of Silicon.
Ruler Stats for Still Lake:
Diplomacy 5 (+2) | Military 7 | Industry 7 | Faith 1 | Intrigue 2