In this world, there are individuals born with special abilities. For most of human history this was an extremely rare occurrence and anyone hardly ever knew they even existed but over the past 200 years, with the global population exploding and through natural human evolution the number of these individuals has increased. They are called many names in many languages depending on one’s perception of their abilities; prodigies, demons, freaks, alphas are all terms associated with these special people but the most commonly used term is meta-human (MH). There is no way to know for sure exactly how many meta-humans there are in the world and scientific estimates vary greatly placing the number anywhere between 100,000 to nearly 1 million. Tensions have been rising all around the world regarding meta-humans and meta-human rights but nowhere in the world have things become more heated than in the USA where a rise of anti-meta-human sentiments has led to the election of a well known conservative politician named Saul Christensen to President. While there is no federal legislation directly discriminating against mutants in the USA, many states, especially those in the midwest and the southeast, have been allowed to take the law into their own hands and created discriminatory laws under the guise of “protecting non-meta-human rights” despite the fact that meta-humans are overwhelmingly in the minority. While President Christensen has never explicitly described himself as anti-meta-human, it is abundantly clear he is no friend of the meta-human population in the USA and many people are under the impression that the President is simply biding his time for the right moment to pass sweeping federal anti-meta-human legislation. This is due to his veiled rhetoric, the predominant sentiments of his voter base, and his close friendship to Alexander Greene, a well known anti-meta-human leader in the corporate world. Greene has been involved with all kinds of business interests over the last twenty years, most recently forging partnerships with some of the most lucrative weapons manufacturers in the country and around the world. Some meta-humans have banded together across to form vigilante groups to fight back against the rising number of hate groups across the USA but many mutant citizens are afraid that these two powerful men are simply biding their time for the right moment to unleash hell upon the meta-humans of the world...
A vigilante group of mutants based out of Atlanta, Georgia, but coming from all over the country, consisting of 5-8 members have gotten word of a plan by a MH extremist group to attack the White House in an attempt to intimidate the President. Realizing this is just the type of incident that President Christensen is hoping for, they travel to DC to try to stop the attack and protect the man who hates them. However, when they arrive they discover, through mysterious means, that things are not what they seemed to be and are caught up in a conspiracy to frame meta-humans that involves some of the most powerful men in the world.
-Story: As you can probably already tell this is a story that focuses on serious issues such as racism, politics, human rights, security vs freedom, etc. so if you prefer to avoid those kinds of topics then this isn't the story for you. I want this story to be character driven by us as roleplayers but there will be a couple of major plot points delivered by me (one in the beginning and one later on).
-Powers: In this world, powers are almost exclusively limited to being physical enhancements in some nature or relating to the natural elements of the world. This means telepathy, telekinesis, time manipulation, magic, etc. are prohibited. As far as the scope of your powers I want to keep things limited to a street or city level scale so no world breakers, please.
-Posting: A minimum of one post a week is expected from everyone involved but if you cannot get a post up then please DM myself along with whoever your character might be directly interacting with so that we can plan accordingly and move the story along. If you are inactive for more than two weeks without any notice then your character will be killed off.