The Infinity Aspiration I'll journey through that great beyond, Whose billion eyes shimmer so wisely, For in that great dark shroud ahead Shine secrets of the immortal.  To those interested, please write a summary of your species, character, and psionic capabilities. I'll be going through and helping where I can. ♥ IC Thread Variis of Nexrith Tevryn of Ehx Krell of Veiter Carina of V.A.L. This universe is a bleak and haunting place, though its black depths possess a paradoxical beauty which is fundamental to the theology of countless civilizations. The twilight charm and intensity of the cosmos is as enduring as the boundaries of space-time, and while it is telling that all things ultimately come together by the will of gravity, they are yet eternally distant. There exists a monomyth, however — a tale that worms its way into every culture one way or another — something which some might call the origin, as were the universe only the afterthought of a very ambitious point. So many have sought it that the legend is held to be fantasy, but something new began that rekindled the fire of curiosity. Some decades ago, the most spontaneous thing occurred: Each of the several most influential races within every galaxy simultaneously evolved. Their physiologies were unchanged, in fact; their minds grew, taking in a pattern of thought — as if inspired by some cosmic force — which enabled them to harness the energies of their environment in ways which were previously held to be utterly impossible. These psions diverged into four major demographics, each respected for their potence in a particular mode of thought. First, those who possessed psychokinesis, whose minds could shape material to their hearts' content; the neuromancers were capable of manipulating the minds of others with alarming precision; cyberpaths challenged the technological sphere with their inexplicable capacity for transcending the material and immaterial; lastly, the clairsentient, those capable of an awareness greater than their physiology allowed. Each developed a variety of specialists within themselves, and though variety of skill was apparent, any single psion was demonstrably capable of rendering societies inert given the time. And while many did, there were also those who sought enlightenment, and in particular those who asked "Why?" Several characters are each psions of an ascended alien race; these particular individuals are bonded by their interest in learning how they came to be. In this roleplay, there will be a large amount of science, space travel, conflict, socializing, investigation, and even some archaeology. Each character is initially entitled to 8 skills, which may be chosen from the list below one-for-one. How these skills manifest is unique for each character, but those who share a field should be able to intuitively recognize and understand the mechanics of another psion's manner of use. See also: The Infinity Aspiration — Psionic Powers [ Tier One ] Psychokinesis Psychic Motion To manipulate matter in ways the body is not alone capable of. Neuromancy Divination by Mind To obtain via the minds of others information which would otherwise be obscured.Cyberpathy Digital Feeling To interact with software technology in an unconventional manner to gather information or manipulate digital systems. Clairsentience Awareness by Clarity To divine by supernatural means knowledge which could not be learned conventionally. [ Tier Two ] Biomorphosis Evolutionary Biology Psychokinesis To manipulate one's body in a variety of ways to fit the needs of the moment. Teleportation Locomotion to the Remote Psychokinesis To locomote, by will alone, from one location to another with near-instantaneous speed. Telekinesis Remote Motion Psychokinesis To manipulate materials at a distance in ways that may be impossible otherwise. Psychomancy Divination by Psyche Neuromancy To obtain, through the focus of one's mind, knowledge which would be otherwise inaccessible. Macropathy Broad Feeling Neuromancy To sense the thoughts and feelings of others on a large scale. Telepathy Remote Feeling Neuromancy To communicate with other's minds consciously and subconsciously.Telesentience Remote Awareness Clairsentience To sense events and details in locations distant from the psion. Psychometry Awareness by Psyche Clairsentience To recognize the details of a scene before oneself with supernatural precision. Biometry Measurement of Biology Clairsentience To measure via supernatural means the nature and status of a biological subject nearby the psion. Digiform Digital Body Cyberpathy To possess an immaterial form manifested via a combination of psionic energy and digital information. Technopathy Feeling of Technology Cyberpathy To interact intuitively with the intricacies of machinery. Cybercognition Digital Thought Cyberpathy To think in a digital manner, trivializing calculable analysis. [ Tier Three ] Polyform Multiple Body Biomorphosis, Teleportation To exist as multiple distinct bodies linked to an original through psionic energies. Psychoform Psychic Body Telepathy, Biomorphosis To exist as a psychological phenomenon, with no material attached. Polypresence Multiple Presence Telepathy, Macropathy To control the minds of multiple individuals as if they were one's own. Polysentience Multiple Awareness Macropathy, Psychomancy To share the natural senses of multiple individuals. Psiomancy Divination by Psionic Energy Psychomancy, Biometry To learn, through the connections formed by psionic energy, information which would otherwise be unattainable. Psiometry Measurement of Psionic Energy Biometry, Psychometry To sense intuitively the nature and status of the psionic energies around oneself. Chronometry Measurement of Time Psychometry, Telesentience To sense the details and events of past and future moments. Telepresence Remote Presence Telesentience, Cybercognition To render an immaterial image of oneself remotely.Digimancy Divination by Software Cybercognition, Technopathy To learn, through the supernatural excavation of software and data, information which would otherwise be unlearnable. Technoform Technological Body Technopathy, Digiform To exist as a highly-integrated and cohesive mechanical being. Digimorphosis Digital Evolution Digiform, Telekinesis To manipulate the virtual form of oneself in ways that may defy the limitations of one's environment. Spatiokinesis Spatial Manipulation Telekinesis, Teleportation To warp intuitively the spatial environment around the psion. Digiportation Digital Locomotion Teleportation, Technopathy To freely move between the material and the virtual. Biopathy Feeling of Biology Macropathy, Teleportation To empathize with the biological material of any organism, living or dead. Polycognition Multiple Thought Macropathy, Psychometry To think with the prowess of several minds. Technometry Measurement of Technology Technopathy, Psychometry To sense intuitively the nature and status of hardware technology. [ Tier Four ] Polygenesis Multiple Life Psychoform, Polypresence, Biopathy, Polyform To exist simultaneously and equally as multiple beings, with no clear original or center of individuality. Psiokinesis Psionic Control Psiomancy, Psiometry, Polycognition, Polysentience To manipulate the fundamental energies that underlie all psionic activity.Hypercognition Extreme Thought Chronometry, Telepresence, Digimancy, Technometry To think with unprecedented precision and efficiency, trivializing even unquantifiable analysis. Cyberform Cyber Body Digimorphosis, Spatiokinesis, Digiportation, Technoform To possess a body which effortlessly obscures the boundary between virtual and material.