April 25th, 2035
Labs attempt to find a cure for a new highly-contagious virus that seems to only have two mild symptoms, before it manages to mutate and cause severe damage. Conspiracy theorists call the virus the "Neo-Bubonic Plague" since it is able to be transmitted so rapidly. When the vaccine is released, an unforeseen mistake in its chemical makeup actually mutates the virus upon injection, turning the potentially harmless disease into a formidable killer. By the end of the year, two billion (1/5 of the world's population at the time) are dead, and a perfected vaccine is delivered to all homes. The threat is stopped.
November 8th, 2072
Police android accidents resulting in hundreds dead. Malfunctions of food processors leading to widespread famine. Space debris from failed missions hurtling back down and crushing cities. For every leap forward technology seems to have taken, there is always a massive and fatal mistake that follows. On this date, the first shot is fired in the Global Civil War, as it will be known as forever after. A group of impassioned humanists took up arms against the scientists and millionaire corporate heads who insisted upon technological advancements (claiming to be taking cues from the Romanticists of the 19th century) and ended up killing a major player in the space program. A bloody battle ensued, with the group calling themselves Byronists storming labs, dismantling machines, and taking hostages whenever they weren't engaged in head-to-head battles with the Earth's police forces. Finally, on July 12th, 2074, the Byronists managed to plan two bombings that shut down the food production units and the atmospheric regulators, located at two Goddard Corporation labs.
Admitting their defeat, all those who did not agree with the Byronist point of view decided to evacuate the planet, moving their newly terraformed planet Utopia, that orbits Betelgeuse.
However, an unforeseen casualty in the Goddard Corportation bombings was the Demigod Project. A data file recovered from the labs has the following to say about the project: it was sponsored by Goddard Corp to promote research into super-soldier technology and immortality. As the lab lay in ruins, the humans in charge of testing decided to call the project a failure, and send covert military units to Earth to collect the charred remains.
This is where our story begins, in the year 2126. Earth has devolved, with the Byronists living in the remains of great cities, returning to farming and trying to mingle classical living with the advanced technology left behind. They are wary of Utopians, and are very protective of their home planet. Thanks to the damage done to the atmospheric regulators, the planet is now also swarming with mutated and vicious beasts, and they are dealing with diseases and harsh weather.
Utopia, however, thrives. It is very small in area, but the population lives in a posh domed series of mega-cities. Some are crowded and flashy, reminiscent of Tokyo or New York, and others are even more lavish than what has ever been seen on Earth. The planet is rich, the citizens content, and the memories of Earth almost erased. The Utopian President, Cameron Goddard, has decided to send a group of trained soldiers to Earth to recover the fruits of his company's labors in the Demigod Project.
Back on Earth, these humanoids have just awoken, with no memories and just a simple tattoo of a codename on their wrist, along with a number. They do not recognize anything, but feel a tremendous hunger and an overwhelming dizziness. As it turns out, the hunger is the result of their implanted immortality, which leaves them constantly craving energy, but the likes of which they cannot rationalize. The dizziness soon passes as the experiments begin to have visions, and clues of their past rush to them.
The Byronists will not tolerate their existence if they make themselves known, and Goddard's soldiers were ordered to bring them back destroyed. The experiments do not understand this, however, and hope to seek out a way to return to Utopia and get answers.
But the experiments are not just walking targets to both sides. A woman on Utopia, Sera Brandley, wants to seize control of the planet away from Goddard, and reunite with the Byronists on Earth. She is seeking out the survivors of the Demigod Project and hopes to strike up a deal with them, and save them from destruction. As the experiments meet these three separate factions, they will have to decide for themselves who to trust.
Age: (Biological would be over 100, but physical can be what you choose)
Appearance: (Text or pictures)
Power: (Besides enhanced strength, speed and senses, you may bestow a power onto your character)
You may also play a human who aids the experiments, in which case your CS would be as follows:
You may also volunteer to double as one of the faction leaders.
People of Interest:
Cameron Goddard- An elderly and shrewd man, born on Earth in 2034. He is 92 at the time our story begins, but in very good health, thanks to the medicine on Utopia. Cameron will stop at nothing to keep the Demigod Project secret. He doesn't want the Byronists to have a reason to attack, and he doesn't want Utopians to know that he had almost figured out the secret to immortality, since that would cause civil unrest.
Sera Brandley- Sera is only 27, but she is clever and determined to take control of Utopia. She was born on the planet, but fears that the human race is headed in the wrong direction if they are allowed to expand boundlessly in this new space. She plans to reunite with the Byronists on Earth, but needs an army to do it. Sera plans to contact the experiments and use their power to overthrow Goddard, and grant them freedom when it's over.
Valentin Damosk- The leader of the Byronists. A very strong warrior with a steely presence, he has guaranteed their safety on the planet. He allows towns to have their own leaders, but asserts himself as their military general. He is old-fashioned, and surprisingly well-read, basing many of his policies on Romantic thought from the 19th century. While he embraces using the technology left behind, he is against advances, and warns against becoming too reliant on anything that nature does not provide.
Experiments- (TBA when CSs come in)
I will be adding locales, pictures and further things of note later on. I may rewrite the intro later, and let me know if something makes very little sense. My first RP on this site, so wish me luck.