The Reality Complex

The Reality Complex

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The shield protecting Earth from bursts of unreality has been damaged by an electromagnetic pulse. Several anomalies are popping up all over. People given strange abilities as well as zones on Earth that defy reality itself. The world is in panic.

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Introduction

Introduction

The year is 2023, technology has advanced in some aspects but is still roughly the same, however the understanding of the way the universe works has progressed. The whole world discovered that a sphere surrounds Earth generating a particular frequency that prohibits a type of energy from penetrating the Earth's atmosphere. The energy seemed to produced bizarre results that defied the nature of reality itself. In basic terms the sphere stopped bizarre/impossible events from happening on Earth. A few years back the experiments began on the sphere, trying to provoke it and allow some of the energy through. They found that a electromagnetic pulse linked to a certain frequency retards the field temporarily allowing some of the unreality to seethe through, everyone wanted to see this phenomena in actions of course. All the nations worked together to setup a testing area on a uninhabited island, where they let off a massive electromagnetic pulse. The results were bizarre to say the least, the whole zone was flooded with the unreality energy; reality became void there the laws of physics meant nothing. Defiance of gravity, as well as other explained phenomena became as common as sunrise there, as well as creatures appearing that defy comprehension such as ghosts, wraiths. The whole area was completely secluded to the public and every major country began setting up research divisions there where they began studying the effects that they had caused, the island was called Ranchea. What they failed to realize however was that the damage they had caused to the sphere was almost irreversible, unreality also began to expand almost as if it had a will of its own. A few months has passed and the tears are beginning to worsen, emissions of unreality are beginning to show as well as bizarre results being shown in humans.




The Effects of Unreality:

The Terrain: Any area exposed to unreality becomes what is known as a rift which is basically the network of the areas exposed, there are varying degree's of exposure. The more the land is exposed to unreality the more bizarre and intense it becomes. An example of this would be if exposed lightly, there might be some defiance of natural physics and random unexplained events, as well as minor changes in animal behavior. However a heavily exposed area would experience this a lot more heavily: so heavily that the laws of physics are shattered altogether, this is frequent as well as other completely unexplained, bizarre phenomena such as a repeat in time or perhaps an electrical storm, the variables are really endless here, however it's said that apparently rifts read the human mind, and that's where it takes some inspiration. Ranchea is the most affected area as it's the core of all unreality energy in our world. It's said at the very center anything and everything is possible, however no one has gotten there and came back, humans and machines. The research and military divisions reside on the edge of Ranchea observing silently. All rifts slowly expand, they do so by letting out emissions of unreality, which is basically an explosion of unreality energy, only in emissions do certain people gain abilities. However Ranchea has hindered the rift's progress by setting up electrical posts around the island which prohibits emissions, however this can't last for long.

Humans: Mostly the effects on humans are null, there are no results on being exposed except perhaps a slow descent into insanity. A human like animals are wary of the rift, there's a certain part in the brain which tells them the rift is bad and that they shouldn't go there. However only humans can defy their instincts and enter the rift on their own accord. When placed there the rift will begin gnawing at the person's sanity, audio and visual hallucinations are common for people inside rifts and if a weak minded person is placed there, there's a chance that they can lose their sanity altogether. People who go insane become feral, like an a rabid animal and will attack anything they see. The damage done to them is permanent, and cannot be undone. However these incidents are rare, but are more common if the person was working deeper inside the rift. Ranchea counteracts this by not going to deep, and checking up on people monthly, if a person shows negative symptoms they get discharged and sent home.

However on certain people it's not known why or how, they are changed they become a conduit for unreality energy, they gain one unnatural ability granted to them by the rift which reflects the rift's unpredictable nature this can range from: invisibility, flight it could be anything. It's not known why this happens but there are many theories, one which hints that they are connected to the rift itself and that they are like roots. Another interesting fact is is that they feel compelled to enter rifts like it's calling them, when one is in a rift they feel different, they feel more energized they can also hear things like whisper speaking to them, like they are tapping into the rift's mind but not quite. There has been no documented accounts of these people going inside and going insane, however if they venture too deep it's unlikely they'll come back out due to the dangers. They are characterized by their eyes which glow, it doesn't change their eye color it just makes there current eye color more luminous. These specimens have become a large interest to the government and other societies who are willing to use them as pawns, soldiers or experiments. Only certain people can become variables, and the only way they can become one is through a emission of unreality energy.

Animals: Animals aren't affected at all in the rift besides from some odd behavioral occurrences, all animals instinctively stay away from rifts, it's speculated that the energy the rift produces has a certain effect on the animal's brain which makes wary of the place. However when a animal is directly placed into a rift they make no attempt to leave, in fact they try to delve deeper to the center of the rift. The freakiest part is that on the way to the center the animal begins changing, it becomes absolutely feral and rabid attacking everything it sees without any indication. The damage the rift does to a animals brain is permanent and if taken out of the rift it'll make desperate attempts to get back there. Birds are the only animal that do not show this symptom it's currently not known why. Some very few animals overtime are changed by the rift into abominations, mockeries of there former self.




Terms:

Common words that people now use:

Rifts: An area affected by unreality energy.

Variables: People who have become a conduit for unreality energy.

Rabids: An animal who has gone rabid inside a rift.

Husks: People who have gone insane in a rift.

Controlo-Sphere: The sphere that protects the world from unreality.

Anomalous Energy: Another word for unreality energy.

Mutants: Beasts or people that have changed inside a rift.

Note: As we're starting early in the story some of these terms have no come into being yet. Bear that in mind.




Plot:

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Chapter 1: Trapped in Hell
One month after the incident at Ranchea the rift there builds up enough anomalous energy and lets off the first emission. The emission hit Seattle hard, turning it into the second rift ever created. This time however a lot of people have been trapped there. The Government instantly quarantined the area, trapping all the people inside the rift. Riots ensure, driving Seattle into a state despair. Variables have also been created through the process, the Government is watching curiously as the laws of society collapse and the most primal of instincts kick in survival. The current state of Seattle is in decay, the pulse of anomalous energy has left the city in a dilapidated state, wild animals also roam the streets hungry and rabid, some people have also been affected like this.




Roles:

A person can play as a human or a variable. Humans suffer the drawbacks of the rift, while variables on the other hand suffer from being cast out from regular society and ostracized by humans but in turn gain their unnatural abilities.

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1: David Kassle
2: Christine Lee
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[b]Skills:[/b] (Does your character possess any skills/talents?)

[b]Personality:[/b] (What's your character like? Try to bring them to life here.)

[b]Likes:[/b]

[b]Dislikes:[/b]

[b]Fears:[/b]

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[b]History:[/b] (Just a general summary here.)

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