Hedron Towers

Hedron Towers allow the Hedron Network of the Kirinal Concordance Zone to be accessed outside of the Zone itself. The presence of Hedron Towers along with the railways are a sign of the expanding power and influence of the Concordance for Survival on the continent of Krosia and eventually around the world. The merchant princes responsible for them have amassed qute a bit of wealth for themselves.

I don't know that much about technology, but I do know that them towers let me watch my hedron dramas even when I'm traveling! I do question the wisdom of putting expensive hex crystals out in the wilderness! The tower owners have to lay out a lot of bilog to cover the costs of security! I hear lotsa stories about ne-er do wells who double dip by working as both security and as crystal rustlers and pirates!

Hedron towers started going up in the past few decades extending from the Kirinal Concordance Zone through the Sovranty of Lozar and now cover most of the Concordant Lands in western Krosia. They have allowed fast communication throughout those regions, not only between the rich and powerful, but between everyday people.

The Hedron Network allows people with Ident-a-hedrons to magically communicate with each other outside of line of sight. It further allows for communication from official Zone authorities to everyone carrying a hedron. Independent companies have also started broadcasting news, music, and simple images for everyone on the network.

With the combined magical and mental links from a third of the continent. We should just be glad that the flayers can't chew crystal.

Hedron Hijackers

The construction of hedron towers has led to a new type of crime, Hedron Hijacking. Each tower contains a hex crystal in it worth thousands of bilog in it. Hex crystal is very easy to resell, so raiders and thieves target the towers constantly, disrupting hedron network service for regions relying on those towers. The towers are usually built next to rail lines both for ease of access and to share security with the railroad owners.

Type
Tower, Telecomms
Parent Location


Cover image: Summer Camp 2023 Generic Header by Chris L

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Jul 25, 2023 23:14 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I like the fact there's an ever-present danger of hex crystals getting stolen and therefore making the communication slightly unreliable. Hopefully they figure out a solution for that.

Jul 26, 2023 00:43 by Chris L

You always have to figure out the criminal angles before your players do!


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Aug 2, 2023 02:36 by Marjorie Ariel

Isn't that just the problem, though? Technology makes the world convenient, and also brings about new methods of crime. I love Sgt. Kill Flayer talking about wanting to watch his hedron drama. I understand, Sgt. Kill Flayer. I also want wi-fi everywhere I travel.

Aug 2, 2023 12:47 by Chris L

People will always find the grift!


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Aug 25, 2023 01:21 by Desdemona Rose

Nice addition with the crime aspect. I haven't seen that in the Summer 2023 articles I've managed to read. Your layout is great too, very appealing to the eye. I really like your tower background. I love your quote, "I don't know how this works, but I get to watch my shows!" As someone who works IT... very accurate.

Aug 25, 2023 01:24 by Desdemona Rose

Forgot to add... also as an IT, I've worked in a shop that had to figure out why part of our network disappeared... just find the tower gutted. Though, in our case, the person who owned the tower decided to sell and Telco came and took their stuff... no one bothered to tell us.   So yea, great little bits of realism in your article.

Aug 25, 2023 01:50 by Chris L

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've spent a few years in different parts of IT and I feel your pain!


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