Fabrication: Subsystem Applications

So I’d like to go over those subsystems that I have adequately fleshed out and consider some possible applications for each.

Albation

The primary purpose of this system is reception and measurement. With that in mind, white biocrystal could be tinkered with to measure all sorts of things, such as light, sound, weight, pressure, taste, heat, time, velocity, current, and more.

Rosetion

The primary use of rose biocrystal is movement, particularly autokinesis — that is, being able to move itself. This biocrystal would be used for things like vehicles or machines that need moving parts. Furthermore, with integration into a body, this biocrystal would allow that body to move and perform at supernatural levels. It’ll probably increase strength and dexterity by a peculiarly specific number, like e or somesuch.

Rubrition

Red biocrystal, then, similarly to Rosetion, would also be used for automation and transportaiton. However, while rose biocrystal would result in things like cars or walkers, red biocrystal would result in machines such as conveyor belts or trains or trams — movement along a track, but with closer integration between object and track. Possibly as well, red biocrystal would be especially conductive, and so be useful for circuitry.

Aurantition

We’ve already covered this system in earlier posts, but I’ll quickly summarize that this would be useful in construction and repair. When used on living beings, it can also be used for shapeshifting, medical purposes, and other forms of body modification. Furthermore, this system allows a relatively easy way to get rid of waste products.

Everything can be recycled. Everything.

Flavition

Gold biocrystal, similarly to orange biocrystal, would be useful for construction, repair, and waste disposal, though in different ways, as it affects liquids rather than solids. Furthermore, this system would allow water filtration and desalination, as well as, quite likely, water recycling. Basically, water becomes much more useful and clean within gold biocrystal.

Rather than Aurantition, Flavition would probably be the system to go to for blood transfusions. Probably.

Cyanition

Cyan or azure biocrystal would have a number of applications. First, there’s weather manipulation, by modifying the air pressure of an area to attract fronts and generate clouds. Second, this would allow pressurization of spaces, such as submarines and airplanes. Thirdly, this would allow for air filtration.

Cerulition

Blue biocrystal is primarilyl the biocrystal of sentience and automation. That’s certainly not the only purpose this system will have, but it’s certainly a primary one. (Although probably one that will require interaction with Viridition).

Ianthition (formerly Violacetion)

Whereas white biocrystal receives signals, violet biocrystal sends signals. However, while that would include light and sound and pheromones and smells, intensified this would likely also result in things like lasers. Perhaps a weapon, like a gun, could be created out of violet biocrystal.

Melanition

Black biocrystal is the most artistic of the systems, due to its ability to take on other colors. In this way as well it could be woven into camoflauge gear (probably in conjunction with some white biocrystal, though), as well as carved into multicolored sculptures and art pieces.

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Fabrication: Construction

For this post I’d like to consider creation, sustination, and destruction of Fabricative biocrystal: after all, not only is this crystal, but it is also a life form, and so those considerations concerning life are also applicable to the biocrystal.

Creation

Generally, biocrystal can be created by breaking it off from an already existing strand. I think, however, one purpose of the Cerulition magic may be to change the color of a strand of biocrystal, or that there may be a couple means of changing the color.

Sustination

Biocrystal has two energy outputs: growth and use of its powers. To compliment these, biocrystal also has two energy inputs. The first of these is photosynthesis, which primarily sustains the biocrystal’s powers. The second is the assimilation of sand and/or other minerals, which primarily furthers the biocrystal’s growth.

Biocrystal grows continuously, absorbing light and material around it. If attached to a host, such as a human desiring to exploit its powers, that material it will absorb will include the body of the human. On the one hand, this means that, eventually, any being integrating biocrystal into themselves will eventually convert wholly into biocrystal. In order to conteract this, the person would need to regularly trim the biocrystal to prevent, or at least hold off, it. On the other hand, most of the material the biocrystal takes would be from the blood, and the biocrystal itself generally grows slowly, so this process would take a long time.

Death

Probably the only way to kill biocrystal would be to starve it. Maybe. I’m not entirely sure on this point. There’d probably be a whole host of mutations and diseases the biocrystal would be privy to, and I’ll need to do some research of trees and other plants to see what the primary reason for their expiration is.

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Fabrication: More Systems

Alright. Well, although the class that this series was for is finally over, I still have a few things I want to flesh out before I conclude.

On the agenda:

  1. Finalize all the systems.
  2. Applications of the systems.
  3. System interactions.
  4. Specifying subfunctions of individual systems (for example, when Albative biocrystal senses light vs when it senses sound).
  5. Forms of life that integrate Fabrication biocrystal.

So, yeah, we’ve got a while to go before I feel we’re through with this. But there may be some other things that pop up in the meantime.

Systems

Of the eleven systems, there are still four that have undefined functions. Two of those, Pallidation and Cerulition, will remain that way just a little longer. Since I was mostly done with the Supportive Systems (that is, Rosetion, Albation, Melanation, and Pallidation),  I thought it a good time to move to the Directive Systems.

Rubration

This represents the circulation. In that vein I associated it with moving things around, or, if you prefer, kinesis. I have yet to decide exactly what that means and how it causes other objects to move (though at least Conservation of Energy will hold here), but perhaps this could work as a telekinetic magic.

This will put it in contrast with Rosetion, which only moves itself (or, if you prefer, is capable of moving itself).

Violacetion

This represents the endocrine system. Since the endocrine system largely transmits messages throughout the body, affecting mood and other psychosomatic effects, I made this primarily the system of communication. Or rather, creating means of communication.

Violet biocrystal then is able to create light, sound, and other effects that may be used to communicate. Not necessarily, of course, as light can be used through a torch or a flashlight to guide oneself or to message others through Morse code, or it can be used in lasers to bore holes in solid rock.

In this way, it contrasts with Albation, which receives the messages sent out by Violacetion.

Cerulition

This is the only one of the trio I haven’t nailed down yet. I’m not quite sure what to do with it, as it’s associated with the nervous system. As such, it’s supposed to have some kind of imperative task but, on the one hand, something like mind control is undesirable and too divergent from the other magics; and, on the other hand, I’m not really sure how this might function as a command magic.

One option is to have this system as a sort of intermediary between the caster and the biocrystal. On the one hand, this could make it required to be attached to any other piece of biocrystal in order for that biocrystal to interpret commands from others, such as a light switch or a button might; on the other hand, perhaps this could function as a sort of template maker that allows one to specify and manipulate the task another piece of biocrystal is required to do.

Thank you for reading. If you have any thoughts, please comment or message me.

PS Is anyone else having an issue with the name Violacetion? I feel like I should probably change that name.

Fabrication: Names and Colors

Intro

Biocrystal

The Subsystems

As many of my readers have probably noted thus far, I’ve been in the habit of using unwieldly and awkward names for the systems I’ve been working out. Well no longer!

As I’ve finally properly assigned colors to each of the systems, I’m giving each system the name of the corresponding color. I’ve also assigned each system and color a gemstone, which is more for worldbuilding purposes more than anything else. I imagine those who live in the world of Fabrication would assign not only gemstones but also things like qualities, numbers, and other things to each system.

And so, in progression order of light to dark:

Vestibulary is White, with the gemstone Diamond. The vestibulary maigc is Albation.

Musculo-skeletal is Pink, with the gemstone Pearl. The musculo-skeletal magic is Rosetion.

Circulatory is Red, with the gemstone Ruby. The circulatory magic is Rubration.

Digestive is Orange, with the gemstone Garnet. The digestive magic is Aurantition.

Urinary is Yellow, with the gemstone Citrine. The urinary magic is Flavition.

Lymphatic is Lime, with the gemstone Peridot. The lymphatic magic is Pallidation.

Reproductive is Green, with the gemstone Emerald. The reproductive magic is Viridition.

Respiratory is Cyan, with the gemstone Aquamarine. The respiratory magic is Cyanition.

Nervous is Blue, with the gemstone Sapphire. The nervous magic is Cerulition.

Endocrine is Violet, with the gemstone Amethyst. The endocrine magic is Violacetion.

Integument is Black, with the gemstone Jet. The integumentary magic is Melanation.

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Fabrication: Supportive Subsystems Update

Intro

Supportive Systems

I’ve been putting some work this past week into trying to figure out the Supportive Systems, and just what kinds of applications they might have.

Musculo-skeletal System

Last time I had discussed two functions for this system: movement and enhancement. Given that I’ve granted the Transformative Subsystems two domains, one pertaining to matter and one pertaining to force, there’s really no reason I can’t do the same here. Here, movement is the primary function, with enhancement as the secondary.

As a side note for future development, I’m not quite sure how to distinguish a piece of biocrystal that performs the primary function from a piece of biocrystal that performs the secondary function.

Vestibulary System

This one hasn’t seen much development, in that I’ve developed it about as much as I’ve wanted. Again, it senses things, though, as much as the other subsystems I’m not sure how to distinguish between devices that sense heat or light or sound or other things. But that’s a problem for another day.

Integumentary System

This system has had the most development. The primary function for this is color, while the secondary function is shape. Or something like that. This would be good for creating biocrystal leather, which could then be turned into clothing, perhaps armor. In conjunction with vestibulary biocrystal, you could possibly make camouflage outfits.

Lymphatic System

I haven’t really delved much into this yet. As I’d anticipated, this has been the hardest of the four to pin down. So I’ll have to get to this one as I go. Perhaps you, my readers, have some thoughts on this?

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