2051 – Aftershock
The advancement of human society has come a long way in the years since the turn of the millennium. A break-away from using fossil fuels on a large scale was made possible with a breakthrough technology in developing source cores that supplied the world with clean, efficient power sources that could range in size from massive power plants to about the size of an old combustion engine. This breakthrough brought cheap, accessible power to all corners of the globe. At first, this caused an abuse of power in what were formerly 3rd-world countries and several separatist and terrorist splinter cells formed. This created a war that formed OmniGov- The world's first world-wide government.
While it isn't entirely understood why... when new years 2025 hit, a massive solar flare struck the planet that knocked out all technology for an entire week. Utter chaos ensued during the blackout.
During the blackout strange phenomenon started occurring where certain individuals started discovering that they could do things that they couldn't explain. Some could warp time or space- some could manipulate energy or matter in ways that were previously thought the musings of wild imagination or the “magic” of children's stories. While the powers themselves varied by the individual, there were a few common links. Individuals who were given powers only ever had one power. The second linking factor is that as these individuals used their powers more extensively, an electromagnetic shift started to affect the area surrounding them which would bring inclement weather with them. The affected individuals could release this buildup of energy by bringing all the force of it down into a concentrated point in about a 3 yard radius. If this wasn't done, the brewing storm would be unleashed and wreak havoc on the surrounding landscape and the individual that caused it would be without their powers until the storm blew over – which was often the span of one week.
2017 – Invention of the Source Core- a clean, stable source of energy that was able to effectively power all sectors of the planet with efficient energies even in places previously without power. The cores could not only efficiently power cities, but also vehicles, and weapons platforms.
2018 – Formation of the CIN (Coalition of Islamic Nations), the KSM (Korean Separatists Movement), the BDC (Blood Diamond Cartel), the FCR (Free Confederate Revival), the SEL (Spanish Equalizatoin Liberators), and the SRU (Soviet Revival Uprising). As well as the resurgence of older more dangerous terror and rebellion sects such as the Islamic Extremists, The IRA, the Mexican Drug Cartels, and many other small-time bands.
2019 – The UN declares a state of emergency as fighting erupts across the planet. Every nation of the UN is set into wartime status and the ordered governments of the modern era are thrown into a conflict that borders upon World-War status. Troops from every organized government are mobilized as the world plunges into chaos.
2023 – The Four-Year-War is brought to a close for a mixture of reasons. Several of the groups formed in 2018 were either eliminated, or negotiated for peace after seeing the utter destruction and waste of both life and resources. It is in this year that the UN meets with the remaining collectives to negotiate terms for a cessation of hostilities, as well as the formation of a world-wide governmental body, that would become known as OmniGov. Rather than being ruled by a council sitting in one location- the various OmniGov leaders would stay in their respective countries and operate each as they saw fit, only convening for world-wide matters in the country that spawned the issue. For the first time ever, Every country on Planet Earth, including outlying island nations had a seat of equal power on the world stage.
2025 – Aftershock Solar Flare event – The manifestation of the Awakened Individuals.
2026 - OmniGov realized the potential of these new individuals and started to hunt them down to perform testing on, to see if they could reverse-engineer the strange phenomenon.
In 2028 - Several radical sects of various religions banded together to form the 1st Hegemony Crusading Army. This army, backed by several key religions (and some backroom accounts), felt that The Awakened were abominations that needed to be exterminated before they wrought destruction upon the planet.
2030 – The hunting of The Awakened forced those remaining into hiding, but not before some were able to have children. It was discovered that regardless of the gender- an Awakened individual's offspring would have the same strange phenomenon as their parent- though fortunately it would later be found that the powers and inclement weather wouldn't start kicking in until the child hit puberty.
2043 – Through several extensive (and non-ethical) tests, OmniGov managed to create the first engineered “awakened” individual. By studying the way that the electromagnetic fields that they generate interact with the brain, they were able to 'unlock' very limited powers through use of a “Focus Lens” that generated a similar localized electromagnetic field that was harmonized with a particular person. The practical upshot was that a lens could only be used by one individual, and that they did not generate the kind of inclement weather conditions that a true Awakened individual did. Furthermore the Lens could take the form of any desired shape that was more than 1” in diameter.
2044 – The new Focus Lens technology managed to fall into hands on the black market- and it wasn't long before OmniGov was forced to allow their sales on the open market to quell outrage among citizens being terrorized by criminals equipped with Lenses. Civilian versions were very tuned down so that the powers were not overly destructive. This was intended to prevent a Lens User from using their heinously expensive toys to ill intent. The Hegemony condemned these new Lens devices and made active protests against their production, but they do not appear to be openly hunting Lens users.
2048 – After years of exposure to Lenses, it was discovered that Users became addicted to their own electromagnetic field, and that if they were separated from their lens, they would go into a severe withdrawal that even went so far as to slowly degrade their health. While no Users have died from a withdrawal yet, it is cautioned that if a Lens is lost or stops working a replacement be made as soon as possible to avoid “potentially fatal” side-effects.
2050 - Tired of being the constant targets of aggression for things that they could not control, some of the Awakened who had been in hiding for years formed The Aegis, an organization that brought open warfare against Hegemony forces for years of oppression. At first the conflicts were scattered- but when the first battle in a major city wrought massive destruction to the infrastructure and population therein, OmniGov was forced to step in. Ironically this started a 3 way war with the Aegis who was tired of being put down when they had all the power, and with the Hegemony; who were tired of OmniGov meddling in their holy crusade, and obstructing their path to saving the planet.
A Rare Breed: Play as a 1st or 2nd generation Awakened. You may choose 1 power and must choose 1 type of inclement weather that is generated by your particular electromagnetic field. You may choose to be on the run, or a member of the newly formed Aegis Organization. The oldest a 2nd generation Awakened can be is 20 years old. The youngest that a 1st generation Awakened can be is 40.
By Holy Mandate: Play as a Hegemony Crusader. Armed with conventional weapons, Crusaders are all also issued 1 melee weapon of choice that is made of a nullifying alloy that temporarily disrupts the electromagnetic field of an Awakened individual. Unfortunately, projectile-sized chunks of alloy are not strong enough to fully disrupt a field. Choose 1 Melee purifier weapon and any other equipment. Choose your religious stance and reasons for becoming a Crusader. You may NOT use a Lens if you are a Crusader.
For The People: Play as a member of one of OmniGov's many branches. You have access to the most advanced technologies, and your orders are to maintain the peace by any means necessary. Choose your equipment and Branch- options include: Army, Navy, Air-force, and Police. You are allowed to use Lens devices. If you use a Lens, you must describe your power and it's limitations.
An Insatiable Craving: Play as a civilian Focus-Lens User. Caught in the cross-fire between the 3 warring parties, Civilian Lens users have discovered that they are treated... differently than their normal counterparts. At first- it was seen as a status symbol. Something to show off- but after the war started- it was best to try and keep your Lens hidden- treating your withdrawal by any means possible. Discrimination against Users is on the rise- as many see them simply as drug-addicts given the similar behaviors... There have also been a few unconfirmed reports of Users being slaughtered because they were “mistaken” for an actual Awakened individual.
7) [Denominational] (Priest/Priestess/Rabbi/Imam/Shaman/Monk/Guru/Druid/Chief)
Technology has come a long way both for peaceful measures and for war. Human Vital scanners can help doctors better treat patients, More variation in the types of transit have become available such as commercial and consumer VTOL vehicles. Advanced armors can now protect against many forms of attack, and some have servo assistance to help with the burden of weight with the inclusion of a rechargeable power-pack. Weapons of new types are being used including light-based weapons, and various magnetic accelerators, as well as the advancement of more efficient propellants and alloys for conventional weaponry. And of course, the new modern military vehicles including new variants including VTOL gunships, Walking vehicles, and multi-terrain battle tanks.
Players may have similar traits to other players or characters in the story- but they may not be 100% the same. The intent of this RP is to bring about a sense of creativity in people... I don't want to see someone recreating “Starfire” or “The Flash” here. Try to be original. The other intention of this Role Play is to explore the topic of human morality. Is it right for these people to be doing what they're doing..? Are they really justified..? What would happen if this ever occurred? Hopefully this won't just be a fun RP for everyone, but a learning and growing experience as well... if at least in nothing more than development of personal character.
Please be reasonable with your characters. If you have a particularly strong character they should have particularly extensive weaknesses... and not from things that are wildly inaccessible. No Kryptonite here, please.
This RP is going to be run DM style. This means that all plot secrets and decisions are made by the DM alone, not the players. The players have no obligation, responsibility, or power when it comes to modifying lore, running plot lines, or creating major events. You may suggest things for the DM's Approval, but you may not modify the core of the RP on a whim. Players do, however, have control over minor things such as temporary characters and making minor changes to the world to explain their own character's lore or progress the story.
As PVP is going to be an integral part of this RP I'm going to lay out a few ground-rules here. If two players engage in PVP, the 'winner' will be determined by how the scenario plays out. If two players are not capable of reaching an agreement on the conclusion of a fight- it will be left up to the DM, who has the final say on the matter. Players WILL NOT argue with the DM.
Furthermore- if a player does not wish for their character to be killed, or mutilated, this will be respected in the RP. This does not make you invincible or indomitable. Any player can be beaten into submission and unconsciousness, and the DM reserves the right to exterminate a character if they are abusing their powers or trying to exploit the system.
I am not going to be terribly picky about this role play, but I must request that players commit to writing at least ONE full paragraph per post to keep the RP from falling dead. Regardless of how RPGuild runs their site, I measure a Paragraph as 4 LONG sentences. If you do not believe you are capable of performing to this level, then this is not the role-play for you. I will encourage my players to write MORE than 1 full paragraph- but you must write at LEAST 1 every post. No exceptions.
Name: Full Name "Nickname"
Age: how old is your character?
Gender: what sex is your character?
Race: What race and heritage does your character have..?
Hair: Color and Style
Eyes: Color and features
Height: Height in feet and inches.
Weight: Weight, in pounds.
Appearance: What does your character look like? How are they endowed? Muscle/Fat ratio?
Clothing: what your character wears.
Armor: if they wear any...
Weapons: Name, description, features
Equipment: Tools, gadgets, toys, trinkets.
Profession: what does your character do?
Allegiance: What groups does your character identify with?
Conditions: Kleptomaniac, Can't Swim, Nocturnal, Handicapped, etc...
History: Significant events in your character's past.
Voice: Pitch, Accents, Conditions (stutter)
Attitude: What mood your character typically maintains without influences.
Power & Backlash: Only for "Awakened" Characters.
(If you choose to use a picture to show what your character looks like do it here. Please also include a DETAILED text-based description of them in the Appearance section above.)
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