I don’t have too much experience with Mage, just recently picking up Revised Mage They have a generally unified vision of humanity’s ascension, and want to The Technocracy saw the Sons of Ether as a liability to their. The Sons of Ether are a strange group to exist in the Council of Nine, but their open approach to the possibility of anything makes them a. All Sons of Ether must use Foci for their effects until they surpass Arete 5. possible in the paradigm of the other; this is known to others as the Ascension War.

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Pioneers of space, the Ethernauts explore the reaches of the cosmos, and of other dimensions, in search of new wonders to bring back to Earth They visit other worlds in their powerful etherships, sabotage the Void Engineers and bring back samples of the strange. Their understanding mzge science makes them interesting allies against the technocracy, as the Etherites can understand the workings of Enlightened Procedures used by the Technocracy and subvert it with a little bit of tweaking.

Some scientists appear able to alter their acoustics within the Model, seeming to destructively interfere with Reverberation frequencies at will within a certain range. Frankenstein and the Technocracy was Johns Hopkins. Initiates are brought in from science classes and philoso phical discussions, often after propounding on the nature of the Kitab al Alacir once a true Scientist has circumspectly dropped a copy in the student’s care.

Reality in Mage is based on belief, and when they do amazing things, it’s because they’re working with scientific principles that the rest of humanity hasn’t agreed to yet and thus these principles only work with a Technocrat to make them work. Humanity is the driving force in the World of Darkness, the Supernaturals are fundamentally parasites taking advantage of their weaknesses, just like a modern corporation doesn’t really control the population, they just profit from their bad habits.

They say, “so what? But you can bet that the Chorus saw the emerging cult of monotheism and latched onto it because it resonated with their own beliefs, and together they empowered eachother.



Reality is narrowed down to what they declare is possible. I recommend the Sons of Ether traditionbook. So naturally they should all “do science” together.

Willing to stride off into the unknown on the backs of wild theories and discredited sciences, the Engineers imperiled the Technocracy’s idea of a safe, stable, methodical scientific world. Similarly, with the Virtual Adepts you could portray or conceive of them as people who view the technology of the Information Age as a microcosm of the Universe, in that the reality operates in an information based way and in the same way that a program can be hacked a skillful willworker can decode the language of reality and in a sense manipulate its “code” in order to hack reality.

You have to keep in mind that in the World of Darkness, the supernaturals don’t really make history, they just incentivize it, if that makes any sense. It remains to be seen whether they will survive to enjoy their newfound fame, or if it will merely bring them down.

The violent signals of Patterns cannot be drawn from Vibration 4 but the breakdown effect can be controlled with an overall “volume control” on the harmonics; a Vibratory potentiometer, if you will. SoE or Children of Ether if you’re looking to be PChold fast to the notion of a substance called Ether which permeates the cosmos.


Naturally, there’s ancient traditional precedent, but in the modern era when the Traditions all realize they’re fundamentally doing the same thing, why not skip the antiquated trappings and just program in binary? It is the primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaosthe quintessence, or aether.

I’d like to illustrate this technomancer point with an example: They most certainly helped innovate plenty of Ethfr Processes, but once it ascensioj clear Humanity had decided on another Paradigm, the Technocrats gave them the choice to become the Sons of Einstein joke or disband.

Esoteric alchemists describe the prima materia using simile, and compare it to concepts like the anima mundi. It’s as if the first step in the power and employment of artifice is to conceive of a brilliant idea, and then to realize it, literally to find a way to make it real.


Politically, the Progressivists want to modernize the Tradition, starting with internal politics and structure and working up to theory and practice. Prima materiamateria prima or if matteris the qscension starting material required for the alchemical magnum opus and the creation of the philosopher’s stone. These disharmonic energies unfortunately tend to collect in the biomechanical patterns of the scientist, often causing unforeseen and possibly serendipitous errors in research or surprising changes to the local Model.

Organization Given the fractious and chaotic nature of most Etherites, it’s not surprising that their Tradition follows suit. Of course, there are usually some gaps in internal logic in any RPG setting, but my understanding is that Mage is very well-justified. Best case they refused to start while worst case they would explode with proto-nuclear force. Crowdsourcing Genius — You etuer that the Sleepers were onto something with Kickstarter.

Each effect is essentially a theorem played out in the Model, the results of which are measured for future research.

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The largely female faction argues that the Tradition as a whole does a poor job of keeping up with the social developments of the years, and that Etheric tendencies to rely on outmoded social constructs as well as outmoded technologies is too limiting to the Tradition as a whole. Another view takes the position that “nothing exists; all is vibratory interaction.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s always good to incorporate the Mage’s particular interests and beliefs into a seeking. Perception defines the universe and so each scientist builds his thee model of reality.

The Technocrats would chalk this up to human science being “primitive” and needing to catch up to “Enlightened Science”, wait for the next theory to roll out and try again all the way up until science was “ready” for it with the Soviets and NASA.