aid, support, resource
Auxilium is an infrastructure plugin. Types of resources can be defined, which are utilized by other actors (referred to as an appliance) to modify functionality. A simple example would be a generator appliance requiring the presence of a fuel resource. A third type in the mix is an alterant, which can modify the traits of resources and appliances. Appliances can require more than one resource, and can even generate a new resource, based on the input resources and alterants.