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On that note, the Discord invite on the first page is outdated/expired!
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Yall alive in here? Assuming OOC is mostly on discord, but IC post timeline is kinda weird too. If alive, looking for more?


Yeah, I think we could look for a couple more. I’ve just updated the discord link everyone
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Hokay, spent a few days thinking about it, have a character concept I like enough to explore further. Guess I'll pop into discord.
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.// D E N V E R , C O L O R A D O //.


In 2029, on the tail-end of the Fullbright incident, a woman calling herself Envoy walked into Mile High Stadium in the middle of a Broncos game. Her true abilities are still unknown, but in sixty seconds, Envoy melted the foundation of the structure and killed fifty thousand people. By the time local law enforcement had arrived, she had twisted the wreckage into a fortress of steel, rock, and human bodies.

All attempts to breach the Steel Citadel have failed. Three professional heroes lost their lives to rippling masses of metal and bone. A hostage from within the citadel appeared in Boulder the next Saturday, a corpse with a message from Envoy. An introduction, and a set of instructions. Evacuate a 1.5-mile radius around the Steel Citadel, or have everyone inside that line be turned into fodder for the fortress walls.

Denver is Envoy's city now, but--for the most part--little has changed. Taxpayers pay taxes, Law enforcement enforces laws. After the initial panic of evacuation and people leaving the city, the natural draws of the city (and the destruction of other areas of the country) resulted in many people simply weathering the change the best they could. Envoy turned out to be a relatively benevolent dictator: as long as no one entered her dead zone, she more or less left them to their own devices.

There is a caveat to her generosity: she controls all aspects of the city's government. Anyone who has authority in the city either answers to her, or doesn't live out the day. Rules are fairly lax, and corporations love it. Denver is a hotspot for corporate research and development, as well as an underbelly the likes of which rivals Midwest City or Cedar Fort. A high-tech city under a watchful, terrifying eye.
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Ah beans, wrong spot
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Welcome to Denver, team. One of the biggest of cities in a dying USA. Act II starting now.

Decent time to join in, as well.
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Wow, that intro was longer than I planned. Well, hopefully everyone liked it! I'll be around later, if anyone has anything they'd like to add.
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.// A U G M E N T A T I O N S //.


Welcome to the world of 2047, where supertech has advanced the world to levels of tech that humans are wildly unprepared for. The presence of Type 1M (mutant) superpowers led to an explosive growth of tech beyond the wildest dreams of any futurist, leading to a renaissance of body modifications and improvements. Certain superpowered creators and developers learned early on the value of their advanced materials and engineering, and built empires out of metal and composites. This has led to what some call "the twin pillars of augmentation": internal cyberware, and external exorobotics. Also present in the world (to a lesser extent) are biowares.





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.// F A L L F R O M G L O R Y //.


How did this cyberpunk world come to pass if the year is just 2047? Supers, that's how. Imagine normal wars with abnormal soldiers. Terrorists given terrific powers. In 2020, a terrorist group by the name of CYAN suddenly gained the ability to trigger earthquakes. The San Andreas fault was always going to be bad, but coaxed by manic operatives, it all but annihilated San Francisco, and sent Los Angeles into a similar tailspin.

In 2028, the world lost faith in supers altogether, when Fullbright tried to bring asteroid 1997XF11 into Earth's atmosphere as it passed by. Fullbright: a flying brick immune to space, who snapped after a bad breakup. Earth's premier team at the time, titled "Earth's Best", was able to mitigate some of the damage, but not nearly enough. The original asteroid would have annihilated all life on Earth. After Earth's Best were done with it, two smaller asteroids struck the Earth: in the Pacific ocean, and the west end of Russia, respectively. The resulting tsunamis and destruction killed millions, and displaced millions more.

Now, in 2047, the US West coast is still recovering from hefty damage, and Southeast Asia is still clawing back to life. The world is different now, just different enough for corporations to take advantage of the damage and bring the world to heel. People have moved away from the danger zones, leading to sprawls like Midwest City and Cedar Fort, South Carolina. But humanity is tough, and if there are no other mega-catastrophes, will survive.

For how long is anyone's guess.
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.// S U P E R S T A T I S T I C S//.


Just how many people in the world are Super? At a guess, science says 0.04% of the 8 billion humans currently alive. Of those, only a tiny fraction have the truly awe inspiring power levels of Envoy or Fullbright. More common is varying degrees of super strength, hyperintelligence, enhanced senses, etc. There are several categories of enhanced powers.

The first is external, Type 1S. These are science based. Enhanced armor, super serums/drugs, augmentations, etc. These are the most common type of superpower, and explain the large number of supers mentioned above. At a glance, these make up 80% of the supers in the world of 2047.

The second is internal, Type 1M: the "mutants" of the world. They are the longest-running type of power, appearing in some form or another since the start of recorded history. They also tend to be the most variable of superpowers. Outliers do appear: Envoy is hypothesized to be an incredibly powerful mutant, but this is unproved. Mutant powers tend to have little rhyme or reason: some are fast, some are strong, some are loud, some make copies of their body parts, some eat food and manifest the food as body parts. Telekinesis is common, telepathy is highly uncommon. High intellect mutants are one of the primary reasons for the advanced level of technology in the world of 2047. This type makes up 10% of the Supers in the world. Supers such as Stardust full under this category, despite not being born with their powers.

The final is external, type II. These are magic or ritual based powers, and vary widely in their uses and power levels. Hex was one of the primary examples of this type of hero. Type 2M heroes are where the line is blurred. Some have otherworldly agreements with beings of unimaginable power, some use herbs and plants mixed with just the right kind of faith to perform miracles. In theory, anyone can learn these powers, but due to the vast amount of misinformation in the world at large, as well as whispers of a cabal hunting down "unregistered" magicians, this type of Super makes up only 10% of the world, from voodoo doctors to sorcerers.
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