|Ley Line Attractor:
The system used by the Techno-Wizards in Oakridge to focus Ley
line energy into a corridor for transportation and other uses.
“Ley lines are a matrix of natural potential psychic energy
that run in straight lines across the globe. The source of the energy
is unknown and apparently inexhaustible. At some places around the
world the ley lines are strong enough that their energy can be seen
or felt by individuals who are sensitive to psychics, practitioners
of magic and supernatural beings, can draw on some of it’s
energy.” Beyond the Supernatural, page 131.
For years before the coming of the rifts non-main stream scientists
around the world studied the phenomenon called Ley lines. They found
where a network of low energy, mildly magnetic, lines of energy
that criss cross the globe in every direction. Before the great
cataclysm, some of the “Psychics” of the world claimed
to be able to feel the energy from these lines.
With the coming of the rifts the ley lines became a source of great
power and even transport. In 2267 the Techno-Wizards from Oakridge
used a system of electromagnets and PPE batteries to channel a stream
of PPE energy to form a ley line along the rails of a railroad.
Well, it wasn’t a real Ley Line; it was more of an energy
conduit set just above the rails of the old tracks. A magnetic field
was used to channel the energy in a direction. The electromagnetic
field created by the rails acted as a jumper cable between two lines
and helped the to direct energy to each other.
Using the tracks of a pre-rifts railroad to form a magnetic bond
to hold the energies in check while they stabilized. The experiment
is still considered a failure, as there has not been another successful
joining since the first experiment.
One drawback that was found in the use of this system is the time
to set up. First you have to find a something to act as a magnet
(later it was found that he magnet was not needed). Then you have
to figure out how to increase the magnetic field of the system.
After that you have to wire it into the batteries. Then you have
to start the reaction. A wave of energy created a backlash that
crossed the globe several times traveling along the Ley lines and
causing weather changes for several days. Several people that where
drawing power from lines when it hit where unable to compensate
for the surge.
This system of routing has never been used again and the plans
have not been seen for almost 60 years. With the reclusive nature
of the Techno-Wizards in Oakridge the plans where most likely buried
in a very secure place. There is some evidence that says there may
have been a copy of the data somewhere but its location is not known.
Now the story of this technology doesn’t end there. While
the mass conduit idea is considered a failure, there are several
applications that can use this tech. One of these is combat support.
The way this works is a group of TW “Combat Engineers”
will run a small line out to the battlefield to support any mages
on the field. This is a very manpower expensive operation but it
is worth it when fielding magic using units. To support one of these
temporary lines you need 30 engineers per mile. Also any one with
in 200 miles that is sensitive to lines will be aware of the change
in the line and more than likely will be interested in what’s
A miniature version of this system is used to power the trains
and other vehicles used to travel the lines built in Oakridge. It
allows the vehicle to tap directly into the line rather than having
to use a bottled demon or other semi dangerous power source. There
are some limitations to this as the vehicle is much more dependant
on the line.