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* EmpireWithADarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler:figured out a ''lot'' of the setting's secrets -- the psi orders being of alien(and very likely malevolent) origin, that novas were ''not'' inherently unstable, etc -- thanks to figuring out which of their Novas were ''not'' going to go insane during the Aberrant War, and sheltering them. Three of them were super-scientists who figured out a treatment to suppress nova/psionic latency, and eventually refine it so it instead created a third form of superhuman they call a "Superior" -- which in first edition, unknown to them, are actually the "Daredevils" from ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}''; in second edition, only a fraction are Talents, the rest being their own type of Inspired]]. Suffice to say that there's a reason the Nihonjin are being very careful about reintegrating with the noetically-influenced rest of the world.

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* EmpireWithADarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler:figured out a ''lot'' of the setting's secrets -- the psi orders being of alien(and alien (and very likely malevolent) origin, that novas were ''not'' inherently unstable, etc -- thanks to figuring out which of their Novas were ''not'' going to go insane during the Aberrant War, and sheltering them. Three of them were super-scientists who figured out a treatment to suppress nova/psionic latency, and eventually refine it so it instead created a third form of superhuman they call a "Superior" -- which in first edition, unknown to them, are actually the "Daredevils" from ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}''; in second edition, only a fraction are Talents, the rest being their own type of Inspired]]. Suffice to say that there's a reason the Nihonjin are being very careful about reintegrating with the noetically-influenced rest of the world.


* AWorldHalfFull: ''Aeon'' is an AfterTheEnd world set in the ruins of the Nova Age, facing multiple civilization-threatening invasions from outside, but its themes are ''hope, sacrifice'' and ''unity''. There's a very real chance that despite alien interference and human bickering, ''this time'' humanity will keep its shit together, throw back the invaders and take its place among the stars, and there might even be a place for novas in the new humanity.



* BlatantLies: In the ''Trinity Player's Guide'', each type of team has a real-life movie used as an example of the kind of missions that that team goes on. The section ends with an assurance that the fact that each film's mission goes completely to hell doesn't mean anything, "really."



* BlatantLies: In the ''Trinity Player's Guide'', each type of team has a real-life movie used as an example of the kind of missions that that team goes on. The section ends with an assurance that the fact that each film's mission goes completely to hell doesn't mean anything, "really."



* EmpireWithADarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler:figured out a ''lot'' of the setting's secrets -- the psi orders being of alien(and very likely malevolent) origin, that novas were ''not'' inherently unstable, etc -- thanks to figuring out which of their Novas were ''not'' going to go insane during the Aberrant War, and sheltering them. Three of them were super-scientists who figured out a treatment to suppress nova/psionic latency, and eventually refine it so it instead created a third form of superhuman they call a "Superior" -- which, unknown to them, are actually the "Daredevils" from ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}'']]. Suffice to say that there's a reason the Nihonjin are being very careful about reintegrating with the noetically-influenced rest of the world.

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* EmpireWithADarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler:figured out a ''lot'' of the setting's secrets -- the psi orders being of alien(and very likely malevolent) origin, that novas were ''not'' inherently unstable, etc -- thanks to figuring out which of their Novas were ''not'' going to go insane during the Aberrant War, and sheltering them. Three of them were super-scientists who figured out a treatment to suppress nova/psionic latency, and eventually refine it so it instead created a third form of superhuman they call a "Superior" -- which, which in first edition, unknown to them, are actually the "Daredevils" from ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}'']].''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}''; in second edition, only a fraction are Talents, the rest being their own type of Inspired]]. Suffice to say that there's a reason the Nihonjin are being very careful about reintegrating with the noetically-influenced rest of the world.



* AWorldHalfFull: ''Aeon'' is an AfterTheEnd world set in the ruins of the Nova Age, facing multiple civilization-threatening invasions from outside, but its themes are ''hope, sacrifice'' and ''unity''. There's a very real chance that despite alien interference and human bickering, ''this time'' humanity will keep its shit together, throw back the invaders and take its place among the stars, and there might even be a place for novas in the new humanity.

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* TheGift: Psions require ''two'' overlapping gifts: the ability to gather subquantum energies, and the "gateway" ability to channel them. Having the former alone is called latency, and the latter gift can be granted by a Prometheus Chamber, creating a psion. In the unusual circumstance that someone is born with both, they become a psiad, developing psionic abilities naturally without the restrictions (or the power) of the Chamber. There's also those born with psychic gateways but without latency - this "power" is roughly equivalent to having a car without a gas tank, but tech exists that can fuel their psychic potential.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: As of the Aeon period, Divis Mal is still the last word in Aberrancy, but he hasn't been seen since leaving Earth, and it's likely that he has no further interest in humanity and is busy seeking TheSingularity. On the other hand, his ally The Colony hates humanity with a genocidal passion, and it's the latter who is leading the Aberrant attack on Earth.

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* AWorldHalfFull: ''Aeon'' is an AfterTheEnd world set in the ruins of the Nova Age, facing multiple civilization-threatening invasions from outside, but its themes are ''hope, sacrifice'' and ''unity''. There's a very real chance that despite alien interference and human bickering, ''this time'' humanity will keep its shit together, throw back the invaders and take its place among the stars, and there might even be a place for novas in the new humanity.


* DarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler:figured out a ''lot'' of the setting's secrets -- the psi orders being of alien(and very likely malevolent) origin, that novas were ''not'' inherently unstable, etc -- thanks to figuring out which of their Novas were ''not'' going to go insane during the Aberrant War, and sheltering them. Three of them were super-scientists who figured out a treatment to suppress nova/psionic latency, and eventually refine it so it instead created a third form of superhuman they call a "Superior" -- which, unknown to them, are actually the "Daredevils" from ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}'']].



* EmpireWithADarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler:figured out a ''lot'' of the setting's secrets -- the psi orders being of alien(and very likely malevolent) origin, that novas were ''not'' inherently unstable, etc -- thanks to figuring out which of their Novas were ''not'' going to go insane during the Aberrant War, and sheltering them. Three of them were super-scientists who figured out a treatment to suppress nova/psionic latency, and eventually refine it so it instead created a third form of superhuman they call a "Superior" -- which, unknown to them, are actually the "Daredevils" from ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}'']]. Suffice to say that there's a reason the Nihonjin are being very careful about reintegrating with the noetically-influenced rest of the world.



* OnlySaneMan: Of the proxies, the [[TeleportationTropes Upeo Wa Macho]] proxy was the only one other than the [[TheMissingFaction Chibs]] who even considered a peaceful solution to the returning Aberrants, involving making peace with the sane Novas that colonized other worlds. The other Orders began talks of dismantling their order as a [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished result]]. And the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Norça]] proxy is the only one who has any kind of clue that the fall of the Chibs was due to outside interference and has been doing some digging. He also keeps many of the remaining chibs alive in secret.
** Then again, making peace is... not easy for the proxies, after the Aberrants' atrocities.

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Of the proxies, the [[TeleportationTropes Upeo Wa Macho]] proxy was the only one other than the [[TheMissingFaction Chibs]] who even considered a peaceful solution to the returning Aberrants, involving making peace with the sane Novas that colonized other worlds. The other Orders began talks of dismantling their order as a [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished result]]. And the
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[[VoluntaryShapeshifting Norça]] proxy is the only one who has any kind of clue that the fall of the Chibs was due to outside interference and has been doing some digging. He also keeps many of the remaining chibs alive in secret.
** Then again, making peace is... not easy for the proxies, after the Aberrants' atrocities.
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* BlatantLies: In the ''Trinity Player's Guide'', each type of team has a real-life movie used as an example of the kind of missions that that team goes on. The section ends with an assurance that the fact that each film's mission goes completely to hell, "really."

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* BlatantLies: In the ''Trinity Player's Guide'', each type of team has a real-life movie used as an example of the kind of missions that that team goes on. The section ends with an assurance that the fact that each film's mission goes completely to hell, hell doesn't mean anything, "really."

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* BlatantLies: In the ''Trinity Player's Guide'', each type of team has a real-life movie used as an example of the kind of missions that that team goes on. The section ends with an assurance that the fact that each film's mission goes completely to hell, "really."


* BalkanizeMe: In Europe, this is pretty normal after the ''[[ColonyDrop Esperanza]]'' incident. France is nonexistent, while Spain, Germany and Austria have fallen apart into their component provinces. The Balkans, incidentally, are called "the Shatter" because they'd fallen down to the city-state level even before ''Esperanza'', but now they're reversing this trope in the face of Turkey's RisingEmpire and are refounding their component nations.

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In Europe, this is pretty normal after the ''[[ColonyDrop Esperanza]]'' incident. France is nonexistent, while Spain, Germany and Austria have fallen apart into their component provinces. The Balkans, incidentally, are called "the Shatter" because they'd fallen down to the city-state level even before ''Esperanza'', but now they're reversing this trope in the face of Turkey's RisingEmpire and are refounding their component nations.nations.
** Downplayed by Australia. There's almost a hundred countries on the continent, but almost nobody really cares about the micronations' claims of sovereignty in the Outback; it's just a longstanding Australian tradition since the founding of the Hutt River Province.

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* HonestCorporateExecutive: Orgotek isn't completely honest, but one of their employee pitches is their cheerful willingness to buy voting rights for everyone they employ without reservation, and their outspoken critique of the abysmal civil rights record of the FSA, which the junta in control can't censor due to their own plutocratic legal control. Adventures for them are often about forcing reforms through the FSA at gunpoint.


* [[DyingRace Dying Aptitude]]: With the destruction of the Chitra Bhanu (and their Prometheus Chamber) there is no way for new Quantakinetics to be made.

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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:The Doyen, especially in 2E, are driven by rabid fear of their own mortality, willing to commit genocide on entire species simply because they ''could'' threaten the Doyen.]]
* [[DyingRace Dying Aptitude]]: With the destruction of the Chitra Bhanu (and their Prometheus Chamber) there is no way for new Quantakinetics to be made. [[spoiler:Yet. The survivors managed to steal the core and are reverse-engineering it.]]


Due to receive a second edition as ''Trinity Continuum: [=Æ=]on'', which is set to change up some things. It had a successful Kickstarter to get copies into stores in February 2018.

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Due to receive a second edition as ''Trinity Continuum: [=Æ=]on'', which is set to change up some things. It had a successful Kickstarter to get copies into stores in February 2018.



* AdaptationOriginConnection: [[spoiler:In ''Trinity Continuum: [=Æ=]on'', Saraswati Kaur Bhurano is retconned to have originally been Dr. Hammersmith's Indian servant Sara Kaur, one of the three people closest to the Hammersmith Event that inaugurated ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}!'', along with Max Mercer and Michael Donighal. Where Mercer gained enhanced time/probability powers, and Donighal gained enhanced quantum powers, Bhurano gained enhanced noetic powers, eventually starting to develop what became Quantakinesis by the 22nd century - meaning that each of the three Inspired types, Talents, Novas and Psiads, had a SuperPrototype representative at the Event who'd play an important part in the keystone eras to come.]]



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: S. K. Bhurano Survived the Chitra Bhanu purge along with a handful of her most trusted Quantakinetics in the Second Ed. She also managed to retrieve the core of their Prometheus Chamber and is working with the Norça Proxy in secret to make a new Chamber and [[OrderReborn Revive her order]] ]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: S. K. Bhurano Survived survived the Chitra Bhanu purge along with a handful of her most trusted Quantakinetics in the Second Ed. She also managed to retrieve the core of their Prometheus Chamber and is working worked with the Norça Proxy in secret to make a new Chamber and [[OrderReborn Revive revive her order]] order]].]]


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* TheReveal: There're a number, but a notable one involves the Chitra Bhanu. [[spoiler:Bhurano had been possessed by a [[EnergyBeings Doyen]] - afraid of her power over Quantum, which is deadly to the Doyen - for the duration of the original Chitra Bhanu's existence. When the Doyen discovered what Quantakinesis was capable of - cleansing Aberrants' Taint in the original, killing Doyen in 2nd ed - they were horrified, and [[FalseFlagOperation manipulated things]] to engineer the Chitra Bhanu purge. However, in 2nd ed, Bhurano survived, along with the core of the Quantakinesis Chamber...]]


* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: S. K. Bhurano Survived the Chitra Bhanu purge along with a handful of her most trusted Quantakinetics in the Second Ed. She also managed to retrieve the core of their Prometheus Chamber and is working with the Norça Proxy in secret to make a new Chamber and [[OrderReborn Revive her order]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: S. K. Bhurano Survived the Chitra Bhanu purge along with a handful of her most trusted Quantakinetics in the Second Ed. She also managed to retrieve the core of their Prometheus Chamber and is working with the Norça Proxy in secret to make a new Chamber and [[OrderReborn Revive her order]]order]] ]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: S. K. Bhurano Survived the Chitra Bhanu purge along with a handful of her most trusted Quantakinetics in the Second Ed. She also managed to retrieve the core of their Prometheus Chamber and is working with the Norça Proxy in secret to make a new Chamber and [[OrderReborn Revive her order]]


* DarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler: still has novas. They use a process to induce a weakened eruption, thus preventing Taint and them going insane.]]

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* DarkSecret: Nihon [[spoiler: still has novas. They use [[spoiler:figured out a process ''lot'' of the setting's secrets -- the psi orders being of alien(and very likely malevolent) origin, that novas were ''not'' inherently unstable, etc -- thanks to induce a weakened eruption, thus preventing Taint and them figuring out which of their Novas were ''not'' going insane.]]to go insane during the Aberrant War, and sheltering them. Three of them were super-scientists who figured out a treatment to suppress nova/psionic latency, and eventually refine it so it instead created a third form of superhuman they call a "Superior" -- which, unknown to them, are actually the "Daredevils" from ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}'']].


* [=Æ=]sculapian Order - A network of hi-tech medical clinics, with the original based in Basel, Switzerland. Specialize in [[HealingHands vitakinesis]], the healing of body and mind.
* ISRA (Interplanetary School for Research and Advancement) - Situated on the Moon, ISRA is modeled on a monastic order or New Age commune, though that doesn't stop members from going out and exploring the universe. Specializes in [[{{Seers}} clairsentience]], extending the senses through space and time.
* The Legions - Specializing in [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], the Legions are a freewheeling private army headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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* [=Æ=]sculapian Order - A network of hi-tech medical clinics, with the original based in Basel, Switzerland. Specialize in [[HealingHands vitakinesis]], the healing of body and mind.
mind. Revamped in the new edition to focus on providing emergency services.
* ISRA (Interplanetary School for Research and Advancement) - Situated on the Moon, ISRA is modeled on a monastic order or New Age commune, though that doesn't stop members from going out and exploring the universe. Specializes in [[{{Seers}} clairsentience]], extending the senses through space and time.
time. Tweaked a little in the new edition to focus on serving humanity.
* The Legions - Specializing in [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], the Legions are a freewheeling private army headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Revamped to be nominally under United Nations Military Command in the new edition.



* Norça ([[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Nova Fôrça de Nacionales]] - the New National Force) - Based on a South American crime family. Specialize in [[VoluntaryShapeshifting biokinesis]], the ability to transform their own bodies.

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* Norça ([[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Nova Fôrça de Nacionales]] - the New National Force) - Based on a South American crime family. Specialize in [[VoluntaryShapeshifting biokinesis]], the ability to transform their own bodies. The new edition has them originate from a radical environmentalist movement.



Due to receive a second edition as ''Trinity Continuum: [=Æ=]on'', which is set to change up some things. Currently seeking funds on Kickstarter.

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Due to receive a second edition as ''Trinity Continuum: [=Æ=]on'', which is set to change up some things. Currently seeking funds on Kickstarter.
It had a successful Kickstarter to get copies into stores in February 2018.



* AlternateContinuity: TC: [=Æ=]on to the original edition. It's similar in the BroadStrokes - keeping the eight psi orders and their proxies, the 22nd century's nations, the alien races, etc - but a number of things have been changed or added.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: So about the Norça's full name: it's correct in Catalan, but it is ''not'' correct for most anyone from a South American background, which the Norça are. For the new edition, it's been changed to ''Nova Força Nacional'', which still abbreviates to Norça.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: So So, about the Norça's full name: name in the original edition: it's correct in Catalan, but it is ''not'' correct for most anyone from a South American background, which the Norça are. For the new edition, it's been changed to ''Nova Força Nacional'', which still abbreviates to Norça.Norça.
* AugmentedReality: In TC: [=Æ=]on, almost everyone has access to the [=OpNet=] via augmented reality.


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* CityOnTheWater: Part of the country of Oceania in TC: [=Æ=]on.


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* PromotedToPlayable: In the original editions, full Quantakinetics were off the table, deemed appropriate only as {{NPC}}s, although the ''Trinity Players Guide'' made their first-level powers available to other psions as secondary powers they couldn't raise higher, and fan supplements gave them full PC writeups. For the new edition, full Quantakinetics were made available as [=PCs=] in the main book. [[spoiler:It also made the Chitra Bhanu - as in the actual psi order - [[OrderReborn a playable option too]].]]


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* UnderwaterCity: The other part of the country of Oceania in TC: [=Æ=]on.

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