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Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Buzz]]



High Concept: Profoundly observant practical philosopher
Trouble: I can get blown away physically, not metaphorically.
  • Ambassador: I delight in communicating and negotiating with other Sophants.
  • Flexible Neural Architecture: I think by continuously recompiling my neural hardware. I can also shift into different physical shapes to accomplish different goals. Most common are a dense sphere for really deep thinking, a column or snake for long range sensing, a giant circle for interferometry, and a squat cylinder with tendrils for normal thinking and feeding.
  • Sensor Suite: radio to X-ray photon sensors, nanosecond timing, chemanalysis, 0.1Hz-105Hz vibration sense, electromagnetic sense, crawly touch
  • Optoglass WORM Memory: Tiny granules (10µm) of glass embedded in the carapace of each node-bug are written to with lasers - and read with other lasers. When an individual node dies it's carapace is broken down and the memories are added to the memory hive.
  • Transmitters: Every bug transmits to the rest of the mind using point-to-point lasers, micro-radios, sounds, and pheromones.
Fate Points
Refresh: 3 Current Total 3
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
-1 +6 +3 -2 +3 +2
Sophant Characteristics
  • Run The Simulation: Accurately predict the behaviour of a complex system once per session by restructuring myself to run a highly accurate simulation of that system.
  • Skilljack: Once per session I can swap out an aspect and stunt pair for another aspect/stunt pair. The old stunt is 'banked' in memory. If the stunt is a new addition, this stunt costs a fate point, and a narrative justification is required.
  • Linguist: +2 to Quickly learn a new language based on very little interaction or study.
Magic: Spells and Powers
Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic
Damage Resistance and Healing
Stress: Mental Max 5 Stress: Physical Max 2
1 2 3 4 5 1 2
Consequences (Max 4)


A swarm of around 106 insect-like flying creatures, usually covering a volume of about 1000m3 (one bug per litre). Often this means a cylindrical mass about 20m across and 3m high, with about 10% of the nodebugs on the ground at any time. Buzz can compacti itself into 1m3 in an emergency - but that renders it mindless.

Like all of it's kind, Buzz is loosely tethered to it's memory hive - an additive fractal sphere, with detail similar to coral, made up of memory crystals. It increses in size by about 1m3 per Terran year. The hive is a sphere roughly 4m in diameter, with the smallest channels 1mm across. The hive is beautiful, usually crawling with thousands of bugs, and quite massive. Buzz is usually accompanied by at least four Tetra pods, who maintain the area around the hive and can move it as needed.


Buzz is a swarm intelligence brought to Earth by a worldship, along with Tetras and Pentas.


Personal Events

Date Description
Date Description
2034-03-13 1615EDT Council of Solar Powers - First Session Six minutes after Storm and Princess Victoria locked themselves away, the door to the conference room opened. “We have a lot to talk about,” Storm said. She posted an agenda in the CAF Board virtual space, along with an address in UCANZ controlled network space. "Uh, Storm?" [[A
2034-03-11 2000EDT Buzz learns to speak Buzz, contacted by DVT, figured out how to understand language, and became the first xenoambassador.

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