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|Subject Post 1Subject: The Laws Of Energy & Powers On PH Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:40 pm|| |
Laws Of Energy On PH
Energy Laws: The section of the PH Laws will explain how energy works for characters in the most part and how it interacts, defines and otherwise determines powers or effects.
The Law Of Effect: This is a general term in the PH Verse to describe how energy affects the world around characters. It does not matter what race, powerset or dimension you are in: all characters who induce supernatural effects on the world or within themselves are using their energy as a medium to influence reality. It doesn't matter if the power is able to stem from imagination, non-existence, magic or whatever else have you; in order for the character to actually affect anything they must use their energy to induce effects in the world around them. The same can even be applied to those characters with negation powers because they are summoning a force to null and negate another force of energy; even if it is involuntary in some cases.
A practice of this would be my own character, Cirno Iramasha, who is able to produce changes in the environment with her Chaos or Spiritual Energy to cause elements of winter to come into play. Through using her energy as a medium to channel these effects, she can cause blizzards, ice storms, cold manipulation and even the making the density of her body increase via ice manipulation because of this. In a more complex and powerful example, Shadin Yuudeshi is able to induce physics manipulation through his energy in order to induce imaginary formulas to influence the laws of science and effect the world around him. These are commonly invoked in the form of velocity and kinetic manipulation to induce changes in direction and speed against his opponents on physical and metaphysical levels, but can become more intricate depending the the amount of energy and processing power his mind has to perform the task.
Thus, as character grows stronger in tier, the primary difference between a lower and higher tier character is the fact that energy in the PH verse also acts as a fuel source. While the character may hold potential for supernatural abilities even if they are born "powerless", energy is the fuel that awakens that ability and brings it to life. So as they grow more advanced in tier, the character usually has more resources to work with from this fuel and thus can evolve their power sets, abilities and potential as they progress through the tier system to become more potent and effective. That isn't to say that they CAN'T have an effect on more powerful energies, but that those with stronger tiers simply have more material to transcend their powers into new territories and induce more fearsome abilities, weapons, equipment and so forth.
So as you can see, these energies are what have advanced much of the landscape in the PH Verse. From technology, to biological, to engineering, swordplay, hand-to-hand and so forth. And in the end always remember: energy is nothing more than a medium to induce effects into the world in the PH Verse.
Artificial & Organic Energy: Just what do these terms mean? Well, to start things off, organic energy is a source of energy that is naturally produced within a given character based on their tier. Meanwhile, artificial energy is something that is generated by a secondary power source such as some sort of energy core, network or other enhancement. Organic energy often proves to be more potent in its effects and nature because it stems directly from the character. The reason for this is because all characters in the PH Verse will find that energy is generally always the richest when taken directly from the prime source it is produced from. So an the case of organic energy blast from a 0-2++ that is fired off against someone using artificial energy that is on par with a 0-2++? Well, the organic blast will normally be the more effective burst of power due to the natural quality of it. While someone with an artifical 0-2++ energy source and someone with an organic energy source from a 0-5++ may see different results.
Another primary function of artificial energy to understand is that each character usually has a limit to how much they can withstand at a given period. In the case of my own character, Mana Asthavon, she is able to absorb limited amounts of energy into herself; but can only hold them for short durations time until she is forced to expel them or suffer injury to herself. In addition to that, once the artificial energy reaches a point where it is on par, she must expel it or face the same consequences. Thus, the same rules apply to most other characters when it comes to using foreign energies not native to the characters own body. Least they are put into an inactive state as Rose Mischevang managed to perform with her Cero Energy Cores sealed inside of her body.
It is worth noting that in rare instances, such as with the Yuudeshi Network, it is possible to fuse artificial and organic energies for brief durations of time. However, the object or person need to have a one hundred percent harmonization rate with the source and it is always temporary unless otherwise stated. An exception to this case, once again, is coming from my own character as they are ones that I understand fundamentally. Thus, in the case of Mana Asthavon , she utilized the stone of Madness in order to bolster the evolution of her own powers and tier after fusing it to her body following an event and unlocking a racial metamorphosis in herself as a result.
So those kinds of mergers between artificial and organic energy will be reviewed by staff as they often have complications to them. Another example is that Mana has suffered the cancellation of her powers under high-periods of stress such as when her regeneration ceased to work during a high-straining battle for Malaysia. This is due to the artificial energy within her producing an unforeseen after effect that linked her psyche to her powers and thus the influence her power yielded faded because of her blinded mental state.
Thus, this should conclude an understanding of Artificial and Organic energy. This section can and will be updated or modified at any time.
PH Verse & Logic Science: The Logic of the Platinum Hearts universe is one that is similar, yet different to our own. There are still concepts such as time, friction, velocity and other physical constructs. However, in the PH Verse, there is a Plausible Logic in play from the supernatural factor morphing what can be made possible in this dimension. As there is a mixture between metaphysical science and a resemblance to our own natural laws of science. Being that most of the site is deeply vested within Pseudoscience, most types of equipment, abilities and other weapons are operated on how feasible they are given the context of the Platinum Hearts Universe or how logical they sound.
For example, if there is no form of ANY kind of logic in saying that your character can simply levitate objects with no other explanation other than "Well, they simply have that ability"? Yeah, chances are it is illogical and not possible on the Platinum Hearts Universe. The proper logic behind it would be to explain that your character is able to perform these feats by transferring brain waves into their energy which they can then use to levitate or move objects with telekinetics. So with that said, when it comes to science, powers and logic on Platinum Hearts, you usually just need to research your racial stats, overview this thread and comprise something coherent that makes sense given the context of this site's setting with a bit of research.
So just tread with a bit of common sense and logic and you'll be fine in this portion.
Categories of Energies
Defining The Categories: All energy on PH is broken into three categories Spiritual, Physical, and Metaphysical. This is based on where the energy is derived from, not what it effects. Spiritual encompasses all energy based on the soul and magic. Physical encompasses all energy based upon the material world and living energy. Metaphysical encompasses all energy derived from the mind, emotions or conceptual based energy.
Tai Chi Energy
Kishi/Physical Matter Energy