Ōkami Medicine
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The medical technology in the Shogunate is second to none, and in a few areas exceeds other factions. What sets it apart however is availability and implementation.

Like most other nations, specifically those within the Sentinel's Confederation, the quality of life is rather high in no small part because of medical technology. Most if not all common diseases are curable, some have been eradicated to the point that to find mention of them requires a history book. In the Shogunate much of the research and development is focused on countering new and interesting pathogens and sicknesses discovered as the Shogunate expands it's domain. Ethics dictate that the Shogunate eschew developing bio-weapons, however, finding counters to them makes good sense so the Shogunate has experience in this regard.

Anti-geron, or anti-aging technology is an aspect of genetic engineering widely practiced in the Shogunate. Thru a combination of nano-technology, genetic engineering and holistic caloric restriction, the average lifespan within the Shogunate can extend upwards of 900 years, and in some cases higher. Considering that Zentraedi Overlords and Archivists can live for multiple millennia and the Zorrlev’dra Gistarea had lifespans well in excess of 1000 years, this isn't so far fetched a notion. What separates the Shogunate from other nations is that unless one is incredibly wealthy these treatments aren't available for the average citizen. These therapies are administered to citizens of the Shogunate (and Only to citizens of the Shogunate) between the ages of 16 and 25. If administered later the individual may still enjoy an extended lifespan, but the added span is inversely proportional to the age in which it was received.

Genetic manipulation is also common, and many procedures are administered shortly after birth and in some cases In Utero. Toughness, durability, resistance to disease and toxins are all part and parcel to being Ōkamijin. Citizens born in the Shoguante are on average taller, stronger, more physically attractive, and intelligent then their counterparts in other nations. An issue that has not gone unnoticed and leads to resentment, claims of creating super-men, going against the natural order and other such drivel. This also happens to create a incredible draw for others to immigrate to the Shogunate. This often leads to heartbreak as the Shogunate is incredibly picky about whom they allow into their realm.

In game terms the aforementioned therapies adds the following bonuses:

Therapy Effect
Anti-Plague Nanotech +3 Vs Disease
Skin Hardening Base 6 SP
Muscle and Bone Lace +2 BOD and CON Stat
Enhanced Antibodies +1 Healing a day
Toxin Binders +8 Vs Poison/Drug
Sunblocker Eliminates risk of skin cancer
Neo Lung Can hold breath twice as long as normal
Full Spectrum Booster +4 Vs Illness, infection
Ileocecal Siphon Can function w/o water for 24 to 48 hours

Ōkami Cloning

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Cloning technology, of which the Tiresian Republic holds mastery, is, in the Shogunate, focused on limb and organ replacement and not for the wholesale creation of sentient beings but for one exception. A very limited amount of clones, designed with blocks against avarice and deceptive behavior are made on an as needed basis and placed within the Shogunal government as a means to prevent, locate, and root out any instance of political corruption. These Jitō, or stewards, are placed in positions of importance as a buffer against illicit behavior. There are not many of them, but thus far they are a most valued and respected part of the Bakufu.

Cloning Chambers used to repair physical damage are essentially large nutrient baths complete with nano-surgeon 'knitters' to ensure the new growth is mated to patient. Articulated scrubbers and cleaners remove dead or damaged flesh and prep the area for the new growth. The articulated waldos are also used to insert replacement organs into the patient.

Healing times depend on the characters BODY statistic:

Severity of Injury BODY 1-2 BODY 3-4 BODY 5-6 BODY 7-8 BODY 9-10
Internal Organs, tissue, etc 3 Days 2 Days 1 Day 12 Hours 6 Hours
Broken Bones 2 Days 1 Day 12 Hours 6 Hours 3 Hours
Mangled or Crushed Limbs 3 Weeks 2 Weeks 1 Week 4 Days 2 Days
Burns, Bruises, Lacerations 1 Day 12 Hours 6 Hours 3 Hours 1 Hour
Missing Eye, digit 6 Days 4 Days 2 Days 1 Day 12 Hours
Missing Hand, Foot 12 Days 8 Days 4 Days 2 Days 1 Day
Missing Limb 3 Weeks 2 Weeks 1 Week 4 Days 2 Days

Ōkami Sizing Chambers

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All major Ōkami medical facilities, space stations, military bases and ships have Sizing Chambers with which they can Micronize or Macronize either Zentraedi, Human's, or Tiresian's (or any other race created by the Puroto Kerlchuun for that matter.) However these chambers must be used with caution as the act of being either reduced or enlarged in size taxes the body heavily. While the process takes 30 minutes to complete (in either direction), the individual must rest and adjust for 2 hours.

If they forgo the acclimation period they suffer from weakness, poor coordination and anxiety as they attempt to function normally while their body is still trying to return to a state of equilibrium. If the individual is not Zentraedi the recovery process is doubled. A Zentraedi should not swap sizes more then once every two weeks, while Humans, Tiresians, etc. should not swap sizes more then once a month. Humans with Zentraedi blood (half and quarter breeds) with C listed in their blood type, are considered full-blooded Zentraedi for the purposes of Micronization and Macronization.

There are al least two known complications to the 'Sizing' Process: Micronization Anomaly, and Micronization Sickness.

  • Micronization Anomaly: The individual differs in appearance based on size. An example of this may be having an adult build when Macronized while having the body of a pre-teen when Micronized (or vice-versa).
  • Micronization Sickness: A genetic flaw that will cause major health complications after 2 to 4 size alterations. All 'Sizable' citizens of the Shogunate are screened for this abnormality at birth.

Game Note: Both Micronization Anomaly and Sickness may be taken as either a 5 or a 10CP Character dis-ad upon character creation.


Ōkami Kanpō

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It would be a disservice to the traditions and culture of the Shogunate to omit a very fundamental aspect of Ōkami medicine. Kampo, otherwise known as “Chinese Medicine” which began as studies into traditional Chinese medicine following its introduction to Japan in the 7th century. The focus on this form of medicine is the study and use of herbs as well as Acupuncture and Acupressure.

This form of medicine has seen a massive resurgence with the Invid population bringing a very unique knowledge base into the fold regards plant life and its myriad uses, not to mention their expertise in biotechnology. With so many new alien worlds discovered since mankind left the cradle of Earth new and fantastic herbs have been discovered and their medicinal properties divined.

Kanpo, before the Rain of Fire and humankind's subsequent venture into space, consisted of 148 formulas and 241 ‘crude’ drugs. In the Shogunate, more than a century and 20 planets later, that list has ballooned to 2,458 formulas and 4,289 ‘crude’ drugs. Given the propensity of most modern space faring peoples to discard the esoteric and archaic in their march towards the future this means the Shogunate has the largest body of knowledge and most experience in traditional holistic medicine and herbology in the known galaxy.

Edea, with their large Chinese population had, in the past, a large body of holistic and botanical knowledge, but a century of occupation by a foreign power that cared nothing for it, regarding herbology as unproven, fringe, and harmful, this body of knowledge is but a shadow of it's former self.

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