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A chionic device that is purportedly able to project ch'i energy through a bundle of specially treated pipes. The best effects are said to result from pipes made that have specific kinds of microscale to nanoscale structure and/or are made with special metallic or organic-doped materials. Users claim a variety of effects: influencing planetary or hab weather, changing personal mental or physical health, or various metaphysical phenomena such as replacing negative ch'i with positive ch'i or attracting or controlling 'spirits'. Those few cloudbusters that have been definitively shown to have physical effects have proved on closer examination to be high tech, ultratech or even transapientech constructs that operate according to conventional principles.

Cloudbusters are scoffed at by most, are but considered respectable by some. They are popular in some areas of the NoCoZo, the Utopia Sphere, the Terragen Federation, and on a number of Zoeific worlds.

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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
revised by Stephen Inniss
Initially published on 24 September 2001.