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"I remember the days where I could see the wonders of sky through the clouds that enveloped them. What ever happened to that beauty?"
The Story thus far:
Welcome to the new age of modern living. In the distant future society has begun to prosper with cities are built cleanly and ease and newer focus's are put on the development of current technological innovations. Never before has human society able to push itself so far and be so prosperous in earlier years, with every able bodied person in society contributing toward a common goal. With new governmental policies our education system is better than ever, pushing out young minds willing to put themselves on the line for their cities future. No one has to worry about jobs as each person is designed a designated work station based on their set of skills and on what's available. With new train systems and more forms of public transportation there is no more need for cars or clunky traffic, the cities goals are placed above individuality for not only progress but as well your safety. Your government continues to do their part to make your nation, your community, your city a better place.
It's too perfect...
For those of you with concerns of others who wish to break away from safety and peace do no worry, your government is fully aware of the threat and is mobilizing special safety units to not only ensure your safety but the cities as well. But we will need your help, to keep a perfect society away from the harmful influences that threaten to destroy you and your cities life enlist today! After all there's never a shortage on jobs and with our state of the art training program you will be well prepared to protect overall safety and prosperity for years to come.
Yet why is it not...?
Remember any unauthorized materials or actions deemed inappropriate to city prosperity will be quickly dealt with. Be sure to report any suspicious items or activities you see involving but not limited to:
Why...why can't I paint?
Why can't I share it?
Why can't I sing?
-Illegal Musical Instruments
-Non Government Approved Music
We can't listen.
We can't express.
Thank you and please enjoy your welcome existence in our city. Remember, your safety and cooperation are our highest concern!
There's something I can do though. Something we are allowed to outside of all these regulations.
We may fight.
A seemingly perfect city rises up from a shattered long forgotten past, one that has been rebuilt with the backing of a newly formed government that oversees continued progress with the city simply known as 'Haven'. It is a comfortable name built upon false securities to secure mindless non-individual workers that adhere to the conformist policies of this society. Therefore free thinking was abandoned long ago, crushing any opposition proud enough to appose this and keeping at bay the rest with fear.
Relatively there is no more art, no more free thinking.
Of course that's what the government would like you to believe. Through the brainwashing school system and aching public service announcements very rarely are those born with a gift to see outside of the norms of reality. Our society calls them different and snuffs them out with medication, but we call them artists. Born not to live by another's word but to follow their own path in free thinking and live out the dreams set in their mind. So we all fight for that right. We all became revolutionaries, terrorists, armed creative thinkers with a purpose to change society for the better.
They all fought underground, too scared to poke their heads out of hole forming their little clans of resistance. In reality it was the mute communicating with the deaf, too completely different philosophies that could not be brought together peacefully. Therefore I gave a push, a tug in the direction of the change I wanted to see. It would be change that would come through violence, but one would be a fool to think that this current society did not. Now let us free thinkers fight for the world we believe in, let us once more be able to pave our own destiny.
Just once would I like to paint the clouds again.
To this Haven, I am EDEN.
This is the tale between the conformist city determined for progress without distraction and the free thinkers who wish to freely express their gift to the world. No one has any choice when it comes to the conflict, sides were quickly chosen and a rivalry would form between the government of Haven and the radical who would spark the free thinking clans to fight.
You will play as either a member of the city police assigned to hunt down and destroy anything deemed illegal by the higher ups at Haven, or one of the free thinking clans that backs up a certain aspect of creative society whether it be art to music.
This war has been going underground for quite sometime but only quite recently has it become violent with open fighting and bombing on the streets. Haven police call them terrorists, The Creative Clans call them tyrannical.
Conformity/Safety/Progress Vs. Creativity/Free Thinking/Freedom
What side will you believe in?
Notable Points of Information:
Haven- A closed off city based behind the idea of progress and human safety over freedom and individual happiness. It is a large city with a downtown district containing its government, schooling, and work centers with surrounding outskirts that contain residential homes and warehouse districts. Most areas are monitored by the government and there are relatively few 'safe' areas when it comes to the city. Even individual homes that are suspect to terrorism are monitored, therefor there is little to know privacy if anyone in the government wills it. Overall it is said that Haven had risen from the ashes of a shattered world and is supposedly a testament to human determination and innovation when everyone consecutively works together.
Haven Government- Run by a figurehead that makes decisions an appointed council is directly under him, occasionally keeping power in check and being the deciding factor for the next appointed city head. The city head of Haven is rotated every few years but is always required to follow Haven law and regulations. Failure to follow adequate head of city head can result in the council forcibly removing the leader from power or at worst case Haven Police intervening directly. They ensure safety is occurring throughout Haven and that the city continues to grow in terms of expected quota scheduling. While they direct the Haven Police they have no real control when it comes to the police's decisions and actions.
Haven Police- A separate entity outside of Haven's governmental center that keeps the order and ensures that Haven laws are followed. They have full right to monitor network signals, raid homes, and use lethal force whenever necessary to 'Keep the peace'. Run by a police chief that takes orders from the Haven government and while they don't necessarily have to follow under the Haven government they are still none the less kept in check by the city head and council by unknown means. Yet if a city chief does not follow adequate procedure when it comes to Haven laws, at worst committing an atrocity himself, can result in direct removal of position and with force if necessary. Never once have the police turned against Haven policy.
Haven Society- Runs off of the people who are part of this viewing themselves as a mass, a cog to keep the machine of Haven's heart running. Due to propaganda, schools, and a developing consumerist society the people of Haven don't normally question the policies toward Free Thinkers and freedom. Anyone with even hints of such elements range from being outcasted from society to being sent to 'special' institutions to reintegrate them back into Haven society. If they don't comply they have been said to...disappear from government records. For students the schooling system is strict and those who fall behind don't get first picks on jobs, a punishment far worse than people imagine it to be. For families everything is a formal affair and marriages occur by marriage certificates that match appropriate partners together that would produce genetically superior offspring. On occasions emotions and attachments sprout up in families, and while not illegal highly frowned upon by society and government.
Haven Economy- Jobs are received right after a one school education system with young adults working at an early age. Jobs may be requested or assigned based on the student and higher ranking students get top priority. Jobs can range from office worker to laborer, government official to sewage treatment specialist, and whatever in between. For most they strive to be a part of government for the perks they receive, but as of lately more and more people have been transferring in to become Haven police officers. Some are radically conformist who view freedom as dangerous and others are those who wish to keep their city and family safe despite what they believe. No matter what job is assigned though all of them benefit Haven. Streets serve for only pedestrians walking in the city as now fast mode transportation can only be taken by rail train, an easy way for the government to examine in depth packaging brought on and people who travel it to either work, school, or their homes.
Free Thinkers Movement- A group of artists who were born differently and either found, rescued, or coming at their choosing to be a part of the Free Thinkers Movement. There is no formal organization other than the clans, you simply choose to fight for what you believe in and gather others who feel the same way. With such the clans were formed, but no matter which one they were a part of all of them would find some way to rebel. Whether it would be to hack into a schools PDA system and read a poem, sing from a hidden location to move a mass of people, or distribute illegal printed copies of artwork to a public location. All of them chose some way to fight in one way or another, yet it was EDEN who brought them weapons.
Clans- Specific organizational groups of Free Thinkers, each involving a certain craft of creativity. It can range from a group of singers gathering to a group of artists, either way they team up to develop different ways to fight against the government in one way or another. They can range from a group of two people to around two dozen people depending on how many people could be gathered. Some occasionally rescue members from institutional facilities and some welcome all kinds of creative thinkers no matter what you specialize in. After EDEN was revealed and weapons were somehow smuggled into the city a more open kind of warfare would occur in the clans, even encouraging them to work together.
EDEN- A mysterious revolutionary figure who sparked armed conflict within the community of Haven. Appearing as the voice of a wishful girl there are plenty of speculations as to where she came from, how she acquired these weapons, or even who she is in the first place. Many theories are brought up and occasionally raids are performed on homes with hints of EDEN's signal coming from them. Either way she is the reason that tension's in Haven have escalated to all out war. Still despite the violence she is causing there is hope in her occasional public service announcements to a free world, to see once again clouds which had been once said to fill the sky. There is no one from of creativity she seems to have adopted.
Haven Police Sects:
Haven Security- Separate branch of the Haven police force that protects the businesses of the city. With no real leader and hired out individually the security team find respect in who hires them out as a representation of their prowess and skill. They don't use firearms, rather focus more on melee and hand to hand combat and can be argued is a more elite force to be under when joining through the Haven Police force. Some have used their training here and converted over to the Free Thinkers, others focus hard on using their skill for the job they are entitled to, and others can find themselves going rogue for one reason or another.
Central Agency of Law Enforcement, Surveillance and Security- An elite organization set up by a few specialized individuals, formed under the pretense of monitoring illegal and potentially harmful information that could jeopardize the peace and prosperity of Haven. Of course this was all just an excuse really, targeting ruthlessly many of the non-violent organizations of free thinking that the police may have overlooked. While not the most heavily funded they are instrumental at their job and one of the main reasons that Haven hasn't already fallen under EDEN's control, a thorn in the side for the opposing party and continuing to operate against the ideals of the Free Thinkers. All for the 'safety' of their city after all.
Underground Clans of Haven:
The Writers Clan of Free-Thinkers- A clan specialized under the written word that was banned throughout Haven with anything deemed too dangerous to allow publication. This group contains past novelist, play, screenplay, poet, and short story writers along with anyone else with a passion for the written word. Originally rivaling music in the non-violent struggle for social change the clan has now devolved into now a full blown war against the government newspaper running against them, some even as far to use violent methods against many of the buildings that house any piece of information going against their societies views. Of course there do survive groups that continue to practice non-violent methods against Haven, however after the emergence of EDEN more and more groups find themselves picking up the sword rather than the pen to win.
The Runners- Possibly one of the biggest, if not the biggest, underground clan in Haven. Originally doing what meager jobs they could after getting in direct contact with EDEN things changed drastically. With their ties to transportation in the city EDEN would use the organization for weapon and bomb transportation, able to move around her resources easily without getting directly involved with the cause she is spiking. While EDEN has never (supposedly) met any of the members of the organization it has grown to be the most notorious when it comes down to violence to advocate the Free Thinkers movement's goals. So far with all the inner contacts that the Haven police may have this is one of the clans that proves difficult time after time to get reliable moles in the ranks of these creative thinker, as of now all they can do is hope and intercept the threats of EDEN and hope they can stop such a crisis in time.
The Haven Nightly Journal- Contrasting The Haven Daily Journal that exists to spit out government propaganda the nightly journal is an organization that focus's solely on reaching the real truth out to people. Being distributed at night as opposed to the day and as well considered highly illegal it reaches to as many people as it can while as well trying to stay under the radar and not push too hard for quick and brash change but rather slow and developmental change. They are one of the few groups that haven't fallen under EDEN's control, however due to its popularity under many of the Free Thinker society and even some Haven citizens it's only a matter of time before things begin to change.
Now for the fun part.
Clan: (If applied, can add one to lore if you wish and have other players join up)
Simple enough, here's an example of mine.
Name: Marcus Hendricks
Side: Neutral (Eventually I will be forced to pick a side).
Brief Biography/Personality: Marcus is an over analytically observer, he thinks to much about his surroundings and often times gets distracted when his mind his pondering things. Normally with the over active mind he has he should have been institutionalized a long time ago, yet with his father being the Chief of Haven's police force he has had his share of perks even when it came to school (Which he always found incredibly dull). To ease a troubled mind he ended up taking up the practice of music, a passion his father knew quickly of and would hide away his sons talent secretly in the home. Yet it would keep his mind busy even despite known full well as illegal, a practice that his father probably was shamed of when it came to knowing his son was a criminal. Perhaps that's what spineless attitude people detested when it had come to Marcus's father, talks of even replacing the man rumoring around the city of Haven and finding Marcus's ears. Yet the conformist side of him even agreed partially when he viewed his fathers methods when dealing with rising violence. Marcus not only was analytical but he was never a fan of violence, while supporting his practice of music even to his uncertainty never joining EDEN's forces as he would tell his father along with denial toward the police force. There are many things Marcus could be if he pushed himself hard enough, yet with an over active imagination and no willingness to choose a side where did that put him when it came to the overall war in Haven? Only through chance and circumstance would he find himself eventually at the had of this conflict, eventually fighting for whatever deciding factor would eventually triumph above the other. The question is...which faction would that be?
Other: Despite not adhering to the violent nature of Free Thinkers he has a violin hidden at home, being of course a guilty love he isn't proud of.
Of course anything else would be revealed in the IC, and I may choose to double depending on who joins.
evilninja145 as ... Searia Lockean and Marcus Hendricks(Active)
Roman. as ... Janus and Police Captain Jack Taggart(Active)
RenoSKarazura as ... Ryan Johnson, aka 'Reno Silas Karazura'(Inactive)
Duskclutch as ... Ace Raynards/Cobra(Inactive)
Crocuta as ... Matt Connel(Inactive)
Darcs as ... Celia Ponce Aguilar(Active)
Xiga as ... Shie Cim(Active)
Inara as ... Lisbeth Selin(Inactive)
ElGenie as ... Jordan King(Inactive)
Nessa as ... Karter Claire 'KC' Recliff(Inactive)
So I finally did it, it took awhile, is long, and may not please everyone but I was able to invest myself long enough to post this up. I welcome anyone who wants to join this and would praise any ideas or questions thrown at me involving this.
Also I would be more than happy to ask for help as I can't be on the computer 24/7 to manage this to help push the story along.
Still overall I would welcome anyone who wants to join and welcome you into the grand opening and warzone that is soon to be the city of Haven.