CTT Hub // Factions & Lore
Microscopic machines which, when working in concert, allow the transformation of energy to matter, and vice-versa. Their discovery was meant to usher humanity into a golden age; however humanity lost control over the nanites. Without guidance, the nanites consumed cities and mountains like, turning sprawling countrysides into radioactive wastes.
The Core is a massive supercomputer, constructed before the cataclysm in the hopes of regaining control over the nanites. Installed in the center of the Earth to ensure optimal effectiveness across the entire planet, the Core project was to be humanities salvation.
Nodes are tunnels that run from the Core to the surface of the planet. Core-controlled nanites use these tunnels to move about the planet. Nodes are the only source of Nodal Energy, the only source of power capable of fueling the post-cataclysm remnants of humanity and sparking the energy to matter conversion.
An Operator is a front-line combat specialist. Capable of manipulating mass and energy in the field, he summons and commands Daemons and builds structures to secure Nodes and expand the boarders of his faction. Through limited communication with the Core, he can compile programs to devastating effect against his enemies.
A Daemon is a program compiled by an Operator to do battle. Created as a temporary entity from a rapid energy-to-matter conversion, Daemons cannot remain compiled indefinitely. Though they are usually programmed with a rudimentary AI, individual Daemons are typically piloted remotely by either another person or AI away from the battlefield. Only a handful of Daemons can be sustained by any Operator at a given time.
Combat programs typically perform three different tasks. They can be executed to compile Daemons, Structures, or battle Effects. Most programs are either created from an amalgamation of old world code, gleaned from the Core records, or, and much more difficultly, created from existing or new code.
Mass and Energy are the two most valuable resources in the post Cataclysm world. Mass is processed matter, temporarily held in a stable energy state. From this state, Nanites can use Nodal Energy to create anything from food to buildings, provided the schematics are known.