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Tiring of Fantasy, the Pooka turns to thoughts of a near future setting.

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Guest (Deleted):
It is the Year 2100. The Earth is at war. Nuclear weapons have been used in anger. Much of civilization is destroyed. Yet before the nukes started going off established lunar bases had been made and scientists and some of the very rich have escaped the carnage to begin life anew. Seeing the destruction as the result of widespread ignorance, these people, some now in their second full generation in space, have declared themselves independent and above it all. Already mutated by the effects of light gravity, they have come to call themselves the Celestials.

And they will stop at nothing to insure that the rest of humanity never joins them.

Scattered thoughts...

David R:

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Maybe by gene tampering or whatnot they have "children" on Earth who they call Avatars, who carry out their undeclared war on humanity. That's if it's undeclared. And you know the pcs are.....these Avatars. Oh, common on the poor players must have some fun :D

Or they could be renegade Avatars seeking to protect humanity from their "parents" all the while fighting others of their kind. There could be some biblical shadings...you know the Avatars could be mistaken by some as prophets, cults could be formed around them etc.

Just throwing around some ideas here, hope this is the purpose of this thread :)

Regards,
David R

Guest (Deleted):
It is.  It must certainly is.  A lot of variables, but thoughts of things like genetic manipulation and the like. Plus their must be a compelling reason for them to *care* about the goings on on earth - raw materials access would probably be #1.

David R:

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How about this. The Celestials must realize that events on Earth could eventually reach their shores. History has shown that no country is immune from events that happen far away from them - just take this concept to a planetary scale.

Also there could be individuals/org here on Earth eager to find out the secrets of the Celestials - that is if they have any. They could be researching ways to maintain  permanent contact with these beings with or without their(Celestial) consent.

Regards,
David R

Guest (Deleted):
Possibly, however - I don't want the world to be *completely* gone via nuking.  Just enough of the things went off to make life unpleasant.. Let's say Iran nuked NYC and in retaliation the US made the whole country a glassed over parking lot (a disturbingly real possibility but this is a near future game). For the most part though earth is intact, except that civil strife is rampant.  The US has become an oligarcy outright through a secretly passed amendent allowing poll taxes to block out the poor.

Thoughts...

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