On the Shoulders of Giants
In the year 2112, both the Eurasian Union, the African Federation and the United Americas convened to tackle a major issue. A catastrophe of unprecedented proportions would befall humanity within only a few years, and despite how far we’d come in ethics, culture, sciences and engineering, there was no way we could hope to prevent it, not with the meagre preparation we’d been given. At the same time, one of our greatest scientific projects of the century was completed: the genetic record. A compilation of the complete genome of thousands of notable figures of human history. This allowed a permanent record of the DNA of these people, and so, we were provided with an opportunity. We could create a shelter, one that would protect a select few from the catastrophe, whilst the remainder of humanity lived out the remainder of their lives in peace from orbit. Inside this shelter, we resolved to place one thousand of these historical genomes, artificially fertilized and incubated, so that they would be born one hundred years into the future, when the effects of the catastrophe had long faded and all other humans were long deceased, so that these powerful and intelligent individuals could rebuild humanity. Of course, this process wasn’t perfect. A question came, to ask which of these historical figures should be placed in the shelter and which should not, but as the time until the catastrophe closed to mere days, we were forced to place an essentially random selection into the shelter, figures that could range from Robespierre to Genghis Khan to Plato became the new face of humanity.
One hundred years later, one thousand children were born. From childhood, these children, nurtured in isolation by machines in their room within the shelter, were educated and prepared for the world outside, which had largely been reclaimed by nature. Mathematics, Geography, the Sciences, the Arts, Philosophy, Leadership and Ethics. The only lesson that was left out was History. It was hoped that removing any history from this new world would allow a clean slate, and living without knowledge of whose historical persona was contained within these children would prevent agendas and grudges and obligations from emerging, which might corrupt the functioning of the fledgling civilization.
At the age of sixteen, one thousand scientists, poets, kings, presidents, dictators, conquerors and religious figures were released onto the earth, and due to the massive scale of the shelter, they settled into more isolated settlements, with limited contact with one another, but due to the powerful personas of these reincarnated figures of history, fights and feuds often broke out between settlements, who operated with vastly different ideologies.
Each of these children, apart from their education, were told two things:
Their first name, and that they were to rebuild civilization from the ashes.
Welcome, one and all, to the world of 'On the Shoulders of Giants!'
This RP is set somewhere (not saying where) on the earth in the far future, where nature has almost entirely reclaimed what was left of human civilization, and those that were chosen to be reincarnated are tasked with building a new one. The personas of each of these characters is identical to their historical persona, making for some interesting situations! Your character can be anyone from Qin Shi Haung to JFK to Lenin, the choice is yours! Before joining, however, we do have some rules:
RIVIERE: Leader(s): Charlemagne
COSAKA: Leader(s): Leon
NORSICA: Leader(s): Vasco, Kublai
Once you've finished your character sheet, just submit it for approval, and we can start!