(This isn't the opening post, it's just a summary.)
In early September, 1962- barely a month before the Cuban Missile Crisis- the cold war between the Western and Eastern Blocs was ready to reach its peak.
In the west, there were rumours that the USSR had been tampering with the extents of mind control, and genetic mutation- in the east, there was a certainty that the U.S. was doing the same thing.
Both sides of the war had left their fingers hovering over the button for too long, and everybody knew that this cold war was about to get very, very hot.
But whilst the Eastern Bloc prepared for its strike against their foes, the West had a different idea in mind.
They organised a search- carried out by every official they could recruit, be they CIA, FBI or MI5- to go forth, and recruit, hire and defect anybody whom could prove to be a ‘superior asset’ to the brewing war.
They weren’t just after people with talents, they were looking for super soldiers
Be they faster, stronger, smarter; Any man who could get the job done was to be drafted (or if not, persuaded) into the Western Bloc’s own personal army.
This was to be project White Epsilon.
But when this cold feud finally looked as though it might teeter into the territory of a third and final world war…
The West had recruited a fine (albeit small) army of talented individuals, but… the war never got any hotter.
None of them ever saw the battlefield.
In 1991, The Cold War was considered abandoned, and over; And Project White Epsilon was finally put to rest, having never seen the light of day.
But many of the agents involved felt it unsafe to return to their homes, lest communist conspirators sought them out in their old age, or perhaps the Western Bloc was once again in need of their assistance.
And so the US government agreed to put them under protection, and moved them far from the public eye…
To the small mountain town of Teplee (Teh-plea), Alaska.
Here, they’d be allowed to live as though they’d never left society: Free to mingle with other members of White Epsilon, or even just civilians who’d been paid to keep the town steadily off of the map.
Here, they could live in peace…
And in 1993, the moving began.
The year is now 1998, and Teplee remains a small, simple town.
It boasts a cosy selection of coffee shops, and a solitary mountainside infirmary; Nobody would ever suspect this was the home of retired Cold War agents.
A briefer summary: Teplee is not an action, but rather a slice of life, following the lives of post- cold war agents living within a small Alaskan town, and just trying to get on with everything.
Each character will have a ‘transitional supernatural ability’ (In other words, you can’t hurl fireballs or fly, but perhaps you can phase through walls, or possess some manner of telepathy).
Really, it isn’t too complicated- Teplee is a small and quaint town, where it snows regularly, and most (if not all) of the interactions and developments involved will be a direct result of characters communicating.
As they were all members of Project White Epsilon, you may even feel free to contact other participants regarding prior relationships with other characters (be they friends, or rivals!)
Otherwise, that’s all there is to it!