Standard-Grade Suprathyroid Gland
Generic Bioware System
Placed on top of an individual’s existing thyroid gland, the suprathyroid gland supersedes the metabolic functions of the thyroid, optimizing catabolism and anabolism. The altered metabolism produces more energy and effectively supercharges the recipient. Characters with a suprathyroid gland have a tendency anabolism. The altered metabolism produces more energy and effectively supercharges the recipient. Characters with a suprathyroid gland have a tendency toward hyperactivity and must ingest twice as much food and drink as a normal person to fuel the higher metabolic rate. The Suprathyroid Gland also provides an attribute bonus of +1 to the user’s Body, Agility, and Strength. Lifestyle costs rise by 10%.
General Data = Essence Cost = 0.70; Availability = 8F; Cost = ¥45,000; Benefit of Note = Grants +1 Reaction
December 5, 2052 —GLOBAL: Bioware is released to the public market, gaining instant popularity.
Prior to that date bioware is strictly experimental and available to AAA corporate entities. However, a number of bioware specimens have made it to the streets of North America via the black market…or, they were purposely allowed to become available as part a a marketing test.
Bioware is subtler, more holistic, and less invasive than cyberware, at the cost of being substantially pricier. Instead of replacing body parts with machines, bioware augments the body’s own functions and integrates transplanted organs that function as natural features. The application of biotechnology is a tricky business, as the fine balance of homeostasis between the body’s organic systems must be maintained.