The Imperial Gems
are game tokens. They have differing values, both positive
and negative, for the Characters who own them. The Old
the Empire have certain subtle powers in the universe
but also have value to their owners. The Jewels
of Power have powerful effects upon the
fleets and worlds where they reside.
The ancient relics left scattered throughout the universe
are valued for their beauty and the power they have over
the minds of the denizens of the populated worlds. But only
certain characters can gain value from certain artifacts
depending upon their nature.
- It is rumored that the 149 lost gems from the Imperial Crown
Jewels were scattered through the Stargate of the ancient
Throne of The Worlds by a mad Emperor, near the beginning
of the Interregnum. Legend also has it that these gems were
gifts to the Empire by the ancient baronies of the Worldsraad.
Their heirs game subtle power from their possession.
JEWELS OF POWER -
Of all the artifacts, the most powerful are those ancient
jewels fabricated by the Mathmatists of the Mensa Theliot.
Possessors of the jewels not only own these magnificent
pieces of artistry far beyond the craft and skill of the
current races but an awesome mystical force that can affect