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Sorcery, sometimes referred to as "techno-sorcery," is one of those many translations of Tarsin phrases that could only be translated in anachronistic terms. While the galaxy is a place of science and rationality to some cultures, the Tarsin sees the World rather differently. What might just be called unknown technology by an Earthmen will be called sorcery by the Tarsin. For he has heard the legends, and perhaps even seen remnants of what wonders his ancestors in the distant past achieved in their hubris; he knows the lofty deeds that may still be possible, if one is willing to pay a price.

The works of the Zaian and the Vasîv also fall under this term, just as the great works of the Tarsins from before the cataclysm. They had advanced so far that they have blurred the lines between machine and magic. Such powers are forbidden to Tarsins, for it was the reason of their downfall so long ago. But there are some who dabble in these mysterious arts, searching out their secrets and learning their ways. They are sorcerers, and they are to be feared. 

So say the Tarsins, anyway.

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