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Base Information
Classification Ergivore/phototroph
Terrain {{{terrain}}}
Locomotion Walker
Size Very small
Speed Extra Slow
Strength Weak
Social Structure Small pack
Weapons None
Armor {{{armor}}}
Body Structure
Symmetry Polylateral
Head/Torso Other
Limbs & Manipulators Other
Tail Other
Skeleton Other
Internal Fluids Other
Skin Scales
Natural Weapons None
Body Shape
Size Very small
Stance Horizontal
Length/Height 5cm
Body Profile Thin
Weight 1.5 kg
Edibility No
Training Difficulty Yes
Homeworld Cymbeline (world)
Multi-world No
Canon Yes
Reference Adventure 13 Signal GK (book)

Silicone lifeform.

Physiology & Ecology[edit]

A naturally occurring silicon-based form of life was discovered on Cymbeline in the Solomani Rim. This lifeform was a very different form of life than biological and did not conform to the conventional (...and biological) scientific definition of life.

These microchips possessed not much more than animal intelligence in the wild.

Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

Their only need for raw material was for reproduction - chips to implant their own programming into. This lifeform was a sort of ergivore/phototroph, not previously known to science.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

Although these silicon-based lifeform "Chips" needed raw materials to survive as a species, they did not need it for their individual survival. Their power was electrical and was obtained and converted from the environment: from sunlight or geothermal heat.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

During the Seventh Interstellar War, a damaged Terran Confederation military vessel crashed on Cymbeline. Naturally occuring Chips eventually encountered components from its computer systems in the wreckage; merging with them, their computational complexity increased by an order of magnitude, bootstrapping them to full sentience. The descendants of these Chips were discovered by an independent expedition in 1110.[1]

Unfortunately, the intelligent chips were wiped out by the effects of a Black War nuclear strike by Lucan's forces during the Rebellion on 063-1127.[2]

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

The Travellers' Aid Society (TAS) classifies Chips as not dangerous to most sophonts and does not advise great caution when in the presence of this organism.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Signal GK (book)
  2. Survival Margin