Introducing The Aspects

When making NOR, our goal has been to lay bare the things implicit to the digital world that we all once upon a time were bothered by and now seem to take for granted. Somehow the nature of time, and the way habits are developed, has melted our objections away and left us with many negative elements in the space so baked into our lives we can’t even imagine a world without them. The obvious are easy – microtransactions we all hate, pay-to-win schemes frustrate by nature and prey on “whales.” Going deeper, however, we find more.

Today, we want to talk with you about death. At least, the lack of it.

Ever since the days of the coin-op arcade we have been sold lives. Your inevitable in-game death would come and these lives would run out. So we needed to buy more. The rules around how you bought and used lives were manufactured, unnecessary. It had to be designed this way, apparently. How else will you charge people money?

We have since moved away from pumping quarters into machines, but the idea of life and death in this form never really changed. Today, many games still use this to drive revenue, couching it in ‘attempts’ or ‘energy’ instead of lives. The rest have stopped charging for it, but they still pretend death is a painful, awful loss, to be avoided as you proceed through the game, the outcome of which has now become inevitable.

NOR sets out to make this plain, and make death matter again. All who join our ecosystem will be granted an Aspect on entry, a proof of your immortality that sits as a digital twin in the platform. While Play is something that’s shared equally with everyone, for our economy your place in the hierarchy extends first from the center of power. To best explain this, we want to introduce Aseela and the Aspects of the Nine.


At the center of everything within our world is the Coalescent, the source of all immortality and focal point from which the City is built. The Coalescent, also called Aseela, is a god-like being and the locus of power for all of Khora.


The Nine Progenitors are eternal beings irretrievably linked with The Coalescent and from which all living Khorics ultimately descend. They are each a luminary in their field, their identities never to be sold or traded. They are controlled by NOR’s storytellers, and will be used at their discretion to keep the narrative of NOR and Khora interesting. We will be revealing each in detail as they are minted in the coming days.

THE 81

Each of the Nine serve as models for the first generation of immortal Khorics to emerge from The Coalescent. These 81 have first access to purchases, activities, and any element of NOR’s economy. Their individual Aspect is also a mixture of two of The Nine, and will yield other unexpected properties revealed as the platform grows. No two will be alike, and already they are mostly allocated to early supporters who understand the vision and are excited to make their mark.

THE 729

The next echelon of distance away from The Coalescent are The 729, a tier reserved for our Discord Illuminaries and everyone on our whitelist, which opens on March 31st. They will wield enormous influence over the economy and issues that affect all of Khora.

THE 6561

This minting will begin following the 729, with the whitelist coming shortly before. Though their distance from The Coalescent is greater, they will still have full access to NOR’s economy, enjoying privileges not afforded the 59,049.

THE 59,049

These will be minted in six batches. Even the most distanced of those who possess an Aspect have full access to NOR’s economy and are welcome to participate. Immortality is for all Khorics, but this is where the privilege of economy ends.


As the platform grows, The Coalescent will gain the power to issue more Aspects to larger groups. However, anyone who doesn’t have one of these Aspects will be relegated to playing in the economy in only the most minor ways possible. The groups above are the Inner Circle of Khora.

This ensures those who take part are not only actively engaged in the success of the platform, but understand how special they are to us and the entire play base. You control FATE like no other players do. You have special privileges, and will be recognized on sight in multiple games or even in the stands. You are the elite.


These NFTs are immortal. Their Aspect carries on and follows with them. Trade it away and all it can do goes with it. Death is different here, and for those who carry an Aspect the “game around the game” is always open for play. Championships, tournaments, and our Final Rounds—the places where death is absolutely permanent—this is where players play on a level playing field.  Ultimately, those who risk permanent death do so for a chance to become a powerful member of the Inner Circle. Those already there have no need.

More of NOR will reveal itself in the coming days.