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  • The Price of Change

    The material cost of upgrading a Champion’s essence is relatively small by comparison to the cost of his initial construction. The cost of the transition from Champion to Colossus however is fit to bankrupt nations. For game purposes, it should usually be …

  • Colossal Equipment

    A Colossus’s sheer size, to say nothing of his body shape for an Alchemical using a non-humanoid Transfiguration, often make it physically impossible for him to use artifacts designed for characters of human stature. The majority of artifacts can be …

  • Colossus Charm Themes

    At their conceptual core, Colossus Charms adhere to the same thematic principles as other Alchemical Charms – they are technological in concept, and each Charm is a physical thing rather than an abstract magical technique – and they expand upon these …

  • Size Versus Speed

    It’s tempting to think of a being the size of a Colossus as automatically slow and cumbersome, but nothing could be further from the truth. Even more so than their junior counterparts, Colossi are capable of blinding speed. The distributed processors in …

  • Look Ma! No Hands!

    All of the more radically inhuman Transfiguration charms deprive a Colossus of his hands and arms, with obvious consequences for the character’s ability to wield weapons and use hand-held tools. There are several options available for such Exalts to rearm …

  • Man Battle Stations!

    In the field, a Colossus is not dependent upon the support of others, but this is not to say he cannot benefit from their presence. A skilled crew can be invaluable to an Alchemical who’s Transfiguration provides him with the capacity to use them. …

  • Charm Concept Nullspace

    Just as Time Not is the time without time, the realm called Nullspace is the space without space. When the Great Maker constructed his bridge to nowhere, it was to Nullspace that its span stretched, and its creation formally recognized the shinma …

  • Cubage

    Most Colossus charms measure the internal space they provide for their user in cubic yards (or cubage, for short), and some of them provide a very great deal of space for the Alchemical to work with. For reference, it may be useful to have a frame of …

  • Becoming a Dreadnaught

    Becoming a colossal apostate is no easy thing. No state of the Octet would commission a Transfiguration with the Dreadnaught Chassis Reconception submodule even in the most dire of circumstances, and the material costs of increasing Essence for heretical …

  • From Whence the Void

    The tenets of conventional motonic information theory hold that a mote of essence may exist in one of three primary information states: Shaped, as found in the motes of most of the realms of existence, possessing a defined set of characteristics; …

  • The Ninth Nation

    Xexas and Loran were not the first of their kind. More than a thousand years before they began their pilgrimages to the extents of Autochthonia, a Jade Colossus called Onyx Observer ventured into the reaches to put down roots, and in time became the …

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