The Chosen

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The Chosen

Post by SeeleyOne » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:37 am

I have been putting together a setting that I call "the Chosen". Some people are chosen to have paranormal powers while others (most people, actually) are not. I am using the third edition, but I am using materials from the second edition. For starters the Paranormals and Freedom City books are being used. Wheb it is published, the Emeral City materials will be added. The intent is to use that as a baseline and then add things in from there as needed and as they make sense.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Just about every kid today wants to be Batman, Spiderman, or Superman. Maybe if we were better parents they would not want to become orphans.

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Re: The Chosen

Post by SeeleyOne » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:39 am

Under a Veil of Secrecy

After the Dark Ages the Paranormal world continued to exist while hidden in the shadows of society. There was a mutual understanding between the Paranormals that they were to maintain the Veil at all costs, for fear of a return to the Dark Days and witch-hunting.

Paranormals fought on all fronts of the many battles and wars over the centuries, adding to the horrors of war. There were also heroes and villains that waged more personal wars, wars which never made it to the public light, regardless of their magnitude.

Not all Paranormals were warriors, however. The vast majority lived a quiet life, keeping their paranormal gifts a secret from society. There were many that dealt with the Imageria, learning to practice magic and understand the occult from its denizens. The Imageria has taught that magic is the language of psychic power.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Just about every kid today wants to be Batman, Spiderman, or Superman. Maybe if we were better parents they would not want to become orphans.

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Re: The Chosen

Post by SeeleyOne » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:41 am

The 911 Breakout

On September 11, 2001, the entire United States was calling “911” due to a national emergency. In the wake of the tragedies involving the intentional airplane crashings came The Breakout. It was a highly emotional time for America, and many people became Paranormals within the first few weeks. The veil of secrecy was shattered as people unleashed paranormal powers on national television.

The Breakout created quite a stir across the nation. Most of the Paranormals tried to create secret identities while using their paranormal powers. There were many that took advice from their favorite comic books, some even went so far as to claim to actually be some of those characters in the flesh.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Just about every kid today wants to be Batman, Spiderman, or Superman. Maybe if we were better parents they would not want to become orphans.

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Re: The Chosen

Post by SeeleyOne » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:42 am

The American Paranormal Patriotic Legion Act

With the social upheaval caused by the appearance of Paranormals the US government sought to control, as well as benefit from, the situation. On January 1, 2002, the American Paranormal Patriotic Legion Act (APPLA) was signed into national law. While not required to do so by law, a Paranormal may petition to become a Legionary. A Legionary is given a legal identiy for the use of his or her paranormal powers for the benefit and betterment of the nation. (This effectively creates a legion of super heroes, complete with a legal identity as that super hero)

The Paranormal approaches the Legion with an application to join. The Paranormal is then given a barrage of testing, but can choose to leave voluntarily at any time. The testing determines paranormal powers, personality profiles, aptitudes, and skill levels. Those that pass become a Legionary and can serve anywhere across the country in a capacity that benefits the nation, and transfers are also possible. Education is also provided when needed or otherwise possible. An able mind and an able body are the requirements. Discharges and those that do not otherwise pass the initial testing are monitored from that point forward, as many have shown a tendency towards illegal conduct after failing to become a Legionary for any reason.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Just about every kid today wants to be Batman, Spiderman, or Superman. Maybe if we were better parents they would not want to become orphans.

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Re: The Chosen

Post by SeeleyOne » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:43 am

Knights of the Legion

Those Legionaries that have a desire for law enforcement can become Knights, which are effectively paranormal police officers. Knights must all pass the Knight’s Academy, which is more rigorous than the police academies. Vigilantes are not legal, and it you are going to fight crime, you might as well fight it with the law at your back.

A group of Knights is an Order, given jurisdiction over an area based on the needs of the populace. (This provides a crime-fighting team of super heroes) An Order is lead by a Knight-Captain, with a Knight-Lieutenant as second in command. There are one or more Knight-Sergeants that lead under the orders of the Captain and Lieutenant. All others are Knights.

The Orders are expected to cooperate with all local and federal law enforcement agencies within their jurisdiction. An Order is closest to a precinct in scope, but it often covers (at least) an entire city. The Knight-Captain of Freedom City is Captain Thunder. The Knighthood that protects Freedom City is called the Freedom League. The Lieutentant is Lady Liberty.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Just about every kid today wants to be Batman, Spiderman, or Superman. Maybe if we were better parents they would not want to become orphans.

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Re: The Chosen

Post by SeeleyOne » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:54 am

Some musings:

I am not keen on the idea of fighting aliens during the veil of secrecy prior to the Breakout. At least nothing big like invasions that the public can notice. I want to keep the tech more normal, but there will be some alien technology scavenged from various situations.

I am leaning towards the US having established a moon base during the flights to the moon, but maybe even better would be to have them having established a base in a base that was already there from a previous occupant. The moon base ane exploring it could be an adventure in itself. I am thinking that it could have a sort of Stargate in it as well, kind of like Stargate Atlantis.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Just about every kid today wants to be Batman, Spiderman, or Superman. Maybe if we were better parents they would not want to become orphans.

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