machine is intelligence in its own right, and will teach us and aid us toward Ascension. It is not enoughthat we use technology in our lives. We must integrate it fully, with machines taking their rightful placeas our allies and equals."
: Iteration-X organizes itself along the lines of the scientific and academic communities,splitting into teaching, research and application divisions. It is rumored they are lead by an advancedmachine intelligence, from which they received their name.
: Iteration-X holds regular symposiums of its own to discuss scientific ideas. These meetingsresemble scientific conferences more than anything else. Other than this, Iterators rarely interact witheach other, as they tend to be more comfortable with their machines than other people.
: Iteration-X recruits most of its followers from the scientific community. They scour collegecampuses looking for bright minds with magickal potential. Often their recruits finish their ordinaryeducation, studying Techno-magick on the side. They then spend some time in Iteration-X researchcenters to finish their training. In recent years, the Convention has recruited some handicappedindividuals for physical enhancement via cyberware. This has caused some conflict with the Progenitors,who are working to eliminate physical imperfection from the paradigm.
: Autochthonia is the greatest Chantry of Iteration-X. This machine world has a physicalmanifestation as an "opposite earth", a planet in the same orbit as earth but on the opposite side of thesun, hidden from view. Because they lack the sphere of Spirit, Iterators access this realm usingCorrespondence. Their Chantries often lack horizon realms, though they are warded against spiritualintrusion.
: Physicists, Engineers, Artificial Intelligences
: Like the Ahl-i-Batan, Iteration-X has two spheres, Forces and Matter, which they believe are thesame at a fundamental level. They lack the spirit sphere though, because the very idea of it is opposed totheir scientific world-view. Even other Technomancers are surprised at how vehemently Iteration-Xdenies the spirit world.
: Forces/Prime/Matter: Electricity, Entropy/Correspondence: Calculator, Time/Life: Watch, Mind:Electrodes, Spirit: Forbidden
: Cold Scientist, Cyber-Assassin, Mechanical Engineer
The flesh is weak. Machines have perfection. Only when man emulates and embraces the machine will true peace be found
: The System encompasses everything that exists. The differentparts and subsystems interact in complex ways, sometimes clashing ordegrading in unpredictable ways which increases Entropy. Our duty is toredesign the System, remove inefficient or faulty parts and replace them withmore appropriate systems according to the Program. In the end this will makethe System both stable and optimal. No resources, no time and no energy willbe wasted, and Ascension will occur.