It occurs to me, while writing on another subject, that constructs that one creates are limited in what it can do, regarding energy/attack/defense, based on what the creator of the construct can or cannot do.
Has there been any previous effort to create a psionic construct, which served as a \"features/abilities core\"? Ie, different psions, with different abilities, creates a general purpose core, which contains a simple copy of their ability to do xyz. This core is then integrated into a psionic community core.
With each additional core added and fused with the whole, the object becomes more complex and more dense. However, constructs built from copies of this core, or are linked to this core, would likewise also have access to a massive array of abilities. Not just those of the original psions who contributed, but the various derivatives of those abilities.
Similarly, psions can tap into the construct, or the construct can be used to enhance psions ( ala overlays and transmutations ), allowing them to have access to said abilties and fusion abilities.
I think such a construct would be an awsome thing to contribute to, as well as have access to.
One might even create speacialized versions:
Healing specific ability cores.
Attack/Defense specific ability cores.
Sensing/Scanning specific ability cores.
Another variant would be to have a central construct, which is configured in a restricted manner. Only certain psions can add or augment the construct. Only certain abilities and functions are available to certain psions. Access to the construct is via smaller linked constructs, which contains the allowed subset of abilities, imprinted onto it from the central construct. These portable cores are then either worn or embedded into a psion\'s energy network, or linked with the appropriately compatible energy centers.
This portable core could be embedded into a pendant or crystal, programmed to integrate with the wearer over a period of days or weeks, to grow with the wearer, eventually becoming one with the wearer, making the physical pendant unnecessary.
I\'m thinking a living portable construct core, that hatches when worn by the intended recipient. It begins to grow by feeding off psionic energy concentrated into the pendant/crystal that it was embedded into. As it grows, it will tendril into and fuses with the wearer\'s energy network, basically growing into the psion, enfusing the psion with the abilities allowed it from the core. Should the wearer remove the pendant or stop wearing it, the construct is programmed to disentangle itself from the psion and return to the pendant/crystal. Naturally, beyond the pre-determined period, say 3 days, removing the pendant doesn\'t matter, as the construct would then already be established inside of the psion.
Seems like a good way to \"gift\" abilities, or for clans/houses/groups to communally share abilities, ensuring that all in the group have access to the same base/core powers and abilities.