...BECAUSE SOMETIMES FATE FAVOURS THE WILDCARDS...
Originally Posted by From the private logs of Makarios Lillis, Codename: Feral
During the time known as the Cold War, the world's governments were waging a secret war with an alien race known simply as the Lore. The Lore had been visiting Earth for longer than time itself and in fact many of Earth's religious figures, if not all of them were actually members of the Lore. Those that weren't members of the Lore were humans instilled with powers and technology from the Lore who used it to ensure their names became the stuff of legends.
Despite not many of the Lore appearing after Dark Ages, several Lore empowered humans made their way through history, but there was a sudden re-emergence during the first two World Wars. Despite their names being lost in history, the government now knew of the existence of these 'super beings' or 'meta-threats'. After World War II however, the Lore returned to Earth, for the most part this was kept a secret from the general populace as the world's nations begin the space race to launch missiles at these massive ships. While we were successful at finally repelling the Lore from Earth, the government outlawed any Lore enhanced human or technology and as such the heroes which had fought for their countries during the World Wars were effectively discarded and outlawed. Rumors of these super beings would continue to exist but for the most part would become the stuff of movies, comic books and television shows. Soon the world moved on and the Lore were all but forgotten.
However the Lore's effects on the world are still very real and one man wishes to use it to control the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Roman Locke is actively recruiting Lore empowered people into his growing crime syndicate, using them to expand his reach and further his influence. In particular, Locke's home city of New Lilith, firmly held within his iron fist. With most of New Lilith's other power families passed on, Locke has no real competition and as such runs the city through blackmail, drugs, extortion and just about every other crime he wishes. However there are those who wish to change this, and as Locke will soon find out, not everyone is willing to lie down and die.
SETTING AND LOCATIONS:
The city itself is named after the original Lilith. The first Lilith was originally a small castle town that was home to a cult of extremists somewhere in Eastern Europe. This cult was most active between the 12th and 16th century. However they were driven from their home during the crusades. The leaders of the cult were pushed into hiding for the next few centuries and eventually the current leaders stole away on a ship to the New World. They founded the settlement of New Lilith along the Eastern Coast in a valley located in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains. This would later become part of the State of New Hampshire. As the cult became more well known amongst the natives there, the valley became known as the Valley of the Demon, specifically due to the Cult's tendency to worship the demon Lilith and bring sacrifice to her. Over time however the cult began to die out and as the population became a mix of Native, English and French, the Cult of Lilith was forgotten about and the settlement of New Lilith continued to grow.
Skip forward to current day. New Lilith is a thriving city, yet corrupted and crime ridden. The architecture of the city is primarily gothic influenced to mimic the historical aspect of the city and at one time was an attempt to bring tourists to the city. Due to the location of the city, it's prone to heavy layers of fog as well as the sun seemingly setting early. This effect is achieved due to the fact that the mountains block the sun as it passes overhead thus after the sun reaches its peak in the sky it seems to set as it fades to the west behind the mountains. This allows the fog off the sea to hang about the city much longer. Thus granting the illusion of darkness and the perfect shroud for criminals to act in. Aside from by sea or air, there is really one one main highway into New Lilith though there are several mountain roads that lead away from the city.
The city is also prone to rain as it's primary weather condition due to the high amount of humidity in the air due to the sea and fog. Sunny days are a rarity, weeks of sun even more bizarre. The city has in the past been trashed by large tidal waves, and some of the dock areas flooded. There are now measures in place to ensure this is at least mostly prevented. New Lilith's primary export at one time had been the fisheries, but this has slowed down in modern times. Now the city is funded by the sale of hydro electricity which comes from two giant dams on either end of the city. Using the ocean rivers that rush down from the mountains, the constant waves and the tide, the city is endlessly able to create new electricity.
Nearby cities include Salem to the west and Exeter to the North as well as many other towns and villages in Rockingham County. Due to it's location in New Hampshire, there are several States within an easy driving distance as well as the Canadian Border. The Population of New Lilith is approximately 104,856 not including the rural areas in the mountainous range around the city. The Faulkner Estate is one such example of a dwelling outside of the city.
New Lilith College Academy:
The New Lilith College Academy is the largest secondary school in New Lilith. Besides the NLCA there's the Catholic school, Our Lady Peace Vocational Institute and the highschool in the low-lands, Bayside Secondary School. The name comes from the fact that the school is built outside of the city near the coastal regions of New Lilith. Home to a variety of home teams as well as numerous college preparation programs that go well beyond the usual high school curriculum, the NLCA comes highly recommended across the United States and usually will bump a student to a top priority in College enrolment.
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