History Literature / TufVoyaging

3rd Jul '16 10:18:55 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Harass or inconvenience Tuf at your own peril.


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* MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop: Tuf creates several of these, particularly for S'uthlam, which is so overpopulated that it needs it. Finally, he presents them with "manna", a plant which grows anywhere, provides all the nutrition a human needs, and tastes different and wonderful every time. It also nips the root cause of S'uthlam's problems in the bud by inflicting a SterilityPlague.


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* SterilityPlague: S'uthlam is so obsessed with having children that, in "Manna from Heaven", Tuf gets so sick of having to come back and design new food sources for them that he engineers his new MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop to irreversibly sterilizes 95% of its consumers, simply because they will not curb their population explosion voluntarily.
31st May '16 11:22:18 PM troymacgill
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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]

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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' its orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]
31st May '16 12:22:36 PM zarpaulus
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* GlobalCurrency: "Standards", which Tuf usually insists on being paid in, seem to be some sort of interstellar currency of high value. Though there are local currencies like S'uthlam's "calories" (backed by local food) and the iron and gold coins used on Lyronica.
29th May '16 2:40:37 PM zarpaulus
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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]
26th May '16 5:18:23 PM zarpaulus
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* CatsAreMagic: Tuf maintains that all cats have a measure of psi ability, Dax and his siblings/clones certainly do, as do the "cobalt panthers" he sells to House Norn.
26th May '16 5:13:58 PM zarpaulus
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* BondAnimal: The Ecological Engineering Corps bred telepathic cats that bonded with human handlers to counteract alien psi-weapons. In "Guardians" Tuf clones several to act as intermediaries between the planet's human colonists and the StarfishAlien natives, including Dax, his constant companion in chronologically later stories.

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* BondAnimal: BondCreature: The Ecological Engineering Corps bred telepathic cats that bonded with human handlers to counteract alien psi-weapons. In "Guardians" Tuf clones several to act as intermediaries between the planet's human colonists and the StarfishAlien natives, including Dax, his constant companion in chronologically later stories.
26th May '16 12:09:22 PM zarpaulus
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* BondAnimal: The Ecological Engineering Corps bred telepathic cats that bonded with human handlers to counteract alien psi-weapons. In "Guardians" Tuf clones several to act as intermediaries between the planet's human colonists and the StarfishAlien natives, including Dax, his constant companion in chronologically later stories.


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* MileLongShip: The Ark is 30 kilometers, some 18.6 miles, in length.
5th Mar '16 7:32:53 AM Specialist290
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* HostileTerraforming: The Ark's original purpose, having originally a warship. The old Empire's Ecological Engineering Corps used it to rain down plagues and bioweapons upon hostile worlds.

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* HostileTerraforming: The Ark's original purpose, having originally been a warship. The old Empire's Ecological Engineering Corps used it to rain down plagues and bioweapons upon hostile worlds.


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* ScienceHero: Tuf, who uses the Ark and his knowledge of ecological engineering to solve various worlds' problems... for a fee.
1st Mar '16 9:15:15 PM Specialist290
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* HostileTerraforming: The Ark's original purpose, having originally a warship. The old Empire's Ecological Engineering Corps used it to rain down plagues and bioweapons upon hostile worlds.
5th Jul '15 7:32:55 PM PaulA
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* CrapsackWorld: The setting is shared with another Martin novel, ''Dying of the Light'' (and a number of short stories), and the universe is a pretty chaotic place. Ever since the Human-Hrangan war and the devastation that followed the Hrangan's desperate LastStand, Earth has been a closed-off planet, along with its most prosperous and advanced colonies, like Prometheus. There is no centralized government, leaving individual colonies to degenerate into near-barbaric feudal-like societies (with a few exceptions; Avalon, Baldur and Jameson's World are shown to be doing well for themselves in other stories), and the technologies behind genetic/ecological engineering and time manipulation are all but lost to everyone else, which makes the Ark a very sought-after treasure trove. Oh, and there were a bunch of [[AIIsACrapshoot AI rebellions]] at some point.

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* CrapsackWorld: The setting is shared with another Martin novel, ''Dying of the Light'' ''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'' (and a number of short stories), and the universe is a pretty chaotic place. Ever since the Human-Hrangan war and the devastation that followed the Hrangan's desperate LastStand, Earth has been a closed-off planet, along with its most prosperous and advanced colonies, like Prometheus. There is no centralized government, leaving individual colonies to degenerate into near-barbaric feudal-like societies (with a few exceptions; Avalon, Baldur and Jameson's World are shown to be doing well for themselves in other stories), and the technologies behind genetic/ecological engineering and time manipulation are all but lost to everyone else, which makes the Ark a very sought-after treasure trove. Oh, and there were a bunch of [[AIIsACrapshoot AI rebellions]] at some point.
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