Agents, scientists, 26 Guide to the Technocracy soldiers and academicians each have their own theories about how their respective groups should work. These were all the earliest scientists. Among the highest echelons, though, there's a curious divergence from the scientific principles that founded the Union. Inspiration itself is harder to come by. The Shadow Crusades: A historical conspiracy theory explaining how the Order of Reason infiltrated governments over a period of 500 years, destroying much of its own documentation in the process. One specific example was that even in the 90s Australia didn't regonise the Aboriginal people as citizens of course the book that was from was one of White Wolf's worst, so.
Interestingly, traveling to the past is harder than going to the future because the past is already set in stone while the future has yet to be determined. This is the fate of our Union: danger within, danger without and a world in need of heroes who will defend it. Any player of Mage: the Ascension is familiar with the Technocracy as the shadowy organization that can freeze your assets, reposses your car, brainwash your friends, destroy your life, and blast you with plasma cannons, all in the name of progress. The damn things look like a normal person, have advanced sensors, are magic resistant to a degree unheard of in the Wizarding World and they've got a pair of pop up depleted uranium miniguns. Every team of agents has a Supervisor who sends it into the field to act on the Union's behalf.
Since my schedule was pretty mundane, with just the same paperwork as always, it looked like the job wouldn't be a problem. Regardless, these covert ops maintain a loose network of field agents, mechanical spies and un-Enlightened errand boys. Amalgams set off into the Deep Universe to investigate, but many never return. Advances in medical technology change our attitudes toward life and death. People the World of Darkness do believe in miracles etc, but in a rather low-level way. When the world ends, all humanity will Awaken, and everyone will get a happy ending.
Push, and the cosmos pushes back — but the more revolutionary the Procedure, the more likely it is to have unforeseen consequences. James had just finished his once-over with Irene, the Armature. If you are ready to shape the world and willing to sacrifice yourself for humanity, you can be one of us. Finally, his hand relaxed on the sword, and his eyes closed as if he'd gone to sleep. World of Darkness Humanity retreated so completely from the supernatural forces that both benefited and more often abused them that they've willingly if unconsciously cocooned themselves against the possibility of anything not Mundane.
In other words, consensus simply does not work as presented in Mage books. They can also enchant objects, giving it unusual properties like a shotgun that can destroy spirits or electronics that don't need power to function. Once we reached the parking garage elevator, I pulled out my executive passcard and swiped it in the security lock. Paradox Effect, the: Reality fluctuation caused by extreme changes in the metaphysical tapestry or the psychic shock of the Masses. Projections favor some form of internal war within the next five years.
There are many Technocratic masters pulling the strings who have their own petty agendas, who have lost sight of the everyday world and who follow the centuries-old protocols and procedures that have been handed down, all without questioning whether such actions are right or just. Nothing is ever what it seems to be, and every action serves a greater agenda. Just taking into account Christianity, Jesus turned water into wine, managed to duplicate fish and bread, rose someone from the dead and came back himself. The Solificati were almost immediately purged for their over-reliance on , while the religious beliefs of the Gabrielites and Craftmasons led to their eventual elimination from the Order. Some agents break under such pressures, and they are confined to psychological evaluation until a cure can be discovered. All you need to know is how to deal with the threat.
Uncontrolled also allow outside forces, such as , access to our world. With the trenchcoat example above, sure the item wasn't there before, but to an observer it could have been in there. The mages are a whole other story. Fortunately, each of them had exotic ideas about Ascension and escape. Mankind's fear of the unknown has erected a Gauntlet of disbelief around the Earth, but unknowable terrors exist beyond — spirits, horrors, lost dimensions and nightmares too extreme for humankind's sanity. Also like their idol, these agents oppose the Traditions, Nephandi and Marauders.
Both sides have begun to feel contempt for the other, and neither truly understands that both divisions are essential to the Union's continued success. However, over time, the Order lost its original vision, as internal corruption, greed and the lack of popular support from the Masses weakened their foundation. The doctor nonchalantly removed his gloves, helmet and shoe bags, and then wormed his way out of the oversuit. The process of disseminating Enlightened Science among the Masses gets rid of the Paradox Effect, incidentally. Got it from a contact. This sort of philosophizing isn't common among the lower ranks, though.
Resources - Mage: the Ascension p. We create the advancements that protect and comfort humanity. And with that, we were off. The Technocracy did not create this reality, but it does support it, reinforce it and advance it. While arguably preferable to the alternative the Technocracy's rather heavy-handed approach to that incident had huge and terrible consequences for every game line. I don't know who or why.