Instances occur in which decisions are made from an emanation of power. A distortion of strength, this state bends judgements to the benefit of smaller and smaller circles inward.
In the civilizations I have created a distinction between strength and power is drawn. Strength being defined with an emphasis on the abilities to sustain the self while sharing sustenance exponentially. Power is positioned as a force of nature and so inherent to all without prejudice and independent of price.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
A gingerbreadman drawn using chaos. Points are chosen at random, then repeatedly moved to new locations according to a simple rule [the new y coordinate is the old x one, and the new x is 1 - the old y + |the old x|]. This rule is called the gingerbreadman map, of course. The trajectories shown are chaotic, showing complex behaviour from such a simple rule. Hexagonal areas seem to build up the picture. [detailed version] [more] [code]