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A New Cyber Punk/Sci Fi Role Play in the making. With a build and concept like no other. The sim is still under construction, but it's close to completion. You can see the beautiful grand design of District 18 here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7 Nights/158/193/2705 or check it out for your self by searching 7 Nights in-world. You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to engage in this immaculate story that's coming to Second Life. The place is free for exploration and even some preemptive role-play if you just can't wait until the official opening after seeing this new superior build Skula and Abraham have to offer the SL Community! There's much to explore and so much life to the build. It's truly something any true role player or explorer could revel in. Adventure awaits! [Synopsis] (So far...) The year 2139, World War III began. A war which ravaged that once flourishing Earth we called home. That home we so foolishly took for granted. It's unclear how exactly the war began. Stories circulate around from our progenitors like a misleading virus falsely plaguing most who seek the truth. It's merely a grim legend lost to time, though we surely know of it's humbling end. This legend was no mythical tale, it's our somber lineage which carried us into the dystopian civilization with which our corporately bureaucratize society cradles us today. But let's not get ahead of our selves... The war, it raged on for only 6 years before we'd completely scourged our planet. In those 6 years, relations between what we called countries fell apart. Allies became enemies and enemies only became even more sown in discontent with one and other. Nations fell apart as bombs rained from the sky disrupting civilians with every quaking shower of metal and fire. None of these weapons of mass destruction could have pared with that of the ELF-HAND(Extremely Low Frequency - High Frequency Activated Nuclear Device) a nuclear powered bomb which had the ability to release enough energy to alter the planet's weather on a global scale. Legend has it the device was created through the reverse engineering of something known as the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project, a program that was working on manipulating the ionosphere in the 21st century, and ultimately as a result the planet's weather. As such, the device was given a name to wave off it's predecessor, the ELF-HAND. The true science behind the device and how it functioned was lost in the chaos of it's affect, yet the outcome was grave and we lost our home to it's authority. Dropped on the year of 2145, the ELF-HAND release a high frequency wave into the adjacent environment, ultimately breaking down into extremely low frequency waves which would completely convex the ionosphere and spawn drastic results. The effects of the bomb were almost immediately noticeable globally. Weather patterns became more sporadic and more violent. Tsunamis crashed against shores swallowing the coasts. Raging storms ripped through cities, bringing along with them tornadoes like none ever having been scaled on Earth's surface. Blizzards covered the planet almost bringing with them another ice age. Seasons became more harsh, and ultimately living conditions began to dwindle into a state of disarray. When the storms ended and the shore lines finally receded to the sea, then came the droughts. Crops failed, animals died, and as a result, many of us died with them. Entire countries became barren starting with the already existing deserts. Pockets of radiation brought with them fallout which washed over the planet in dark ambient clouds, only aiding in the loss of life. Eventually, all life on Earth was threatened. The war having long since faded with the seasons, only left a sense of unity between those few struggling nations which remained. Though the ELF-HAND may have stripped life below, it had created a potential for it above. With the ionosphere having been stretch, it left a partial bubble in our planets atmosphere for where life could thrive once again. With advancements in technology being at their peak for the Age of Lander Dwellers, a global effort was conformed to in order to erect a hovering city above. All of the world powers invested their resources into raising this grand district. This sudden race for the skies created a vast opportunity for researchers and corporations to place their stake in what would become the new world. With their being no central government of old to push forwards the one of new, those with the most funding placed into the project found themselves in control of our future. This would only form a global government fueled by commerce and economy alone. The government which once held a globalized peace on this new venture slowly faded into the background as the grand sky city rose into prominence. Corporations and investors became the key figures of rule upon this ark of ours. Some gaining more control than others as these corporations found themselves eventually resourced and funded by the nations which they had once helped to raise into the sky. Some say it was the worlds way of paying back what was given, other's believe the corporations simply took advantage of their investment and turned our society into one large collection of stocks. In time, one corporation rose above all others as it brought forth an age of technological advancement. And age of complacent acceptance and conformity in something that distracted the land dwellers of old from their harsh transition Bio-robotics. That company, the largest funding element of them all was Biological Robotics Incorporated. With B.R.I ushering in a new grand regime of self enhancement, it distracted the masses from the grip that was slowly reaching around their lives. Cybernetics and genetic modification became a trend and aspiration for those who sought to harbor a better life, and a better self. As B.R.I grew so did their advancement in such technologies. Eventually they'd have become the pariah of our future. People unquestionably threw themselves into the reign of B.R.I, accepting it as the new power of their city known as District 18. B.R.I had control and soon the functionality of government and the resources it provided were retrofitted to it's own needs. The social structure remained such as police, civil services, and the military, yet it was fueled and retained by that of a corporation now. That same corporation which grew to become the one so many of our citizens praise and now swear by as their commander and chief of all civil and foreign affairs. Even with the government and it's structure becoming the prize puppet of B.R.I that did not leave the corporation with out it's own devices and operations for dealing with matters of negative affect. Finding it to be unwise to leave their true companies power to that of a global government, they'd use most of their internal resources to fund their own high society sort of structure, leaving none of the true power to the people. Though this was never something they'd outwardly make obvious. They had created their own information department for investigating and policing matters directly related to the infrastructure of what they deemed the "internal affairs" of B.R.I. This division is known as the Bio-Intelligence Department. This department was used for top classified matters pertaining to B.R.I and it's genetic operations and consequently anything the conflicted the corporation directly. Most of their work is done in secret, and the true purpose of their function never outwardly administered to the public. In terms of public knowledge, the BID are here to investigate matters which were related to unsanctioned Bio-robotics Operations and Applications, their agents being coined Inquisitors. It wasn't long until the police became a para-military and the military itself became a special operations division used for direct action conflict purposed to engaged and thwart threats of up rise against District 18 and B.R.I. This overwhelming dominance created by B.R.I was seen as a service by the middle-upper class sectors of society, while the down trodden dissidents of the lower levels found the oppressive nature of B.R.I to be something of a strangle hold on their libertarian way of life. This would bring forth the incarnation of the Rogue Resistance, a body of lower class citizens and deviants seeking to break that grasp of totalitarianism and gain independence from the bureaucratic empire that loomed over them. By the year 2502 riots and full scale conflicts would find their way into the heart of District 18. This vigilant agenda was a swift means to begin recruiting any who were brave enough to take on the corporate power which controlled their way of life. Unwelcome by the high society, those of lesser standing found themselves with out a say in the new regime, and quickly found themselves under the care and protection of the Rogue Resistance's representation. As time went on, the rebels grew in number and increased through the influence of the poor. The rich grew tired of the lingering threat of such opposition and B.R.I declared a sanction for the military to engage and eradicate the threat, leaving the rebels to loom in the shadows and plan out their war against B.R.I and the globalization effort they'd brought forth. The lower levels became a dangerous place for any peace keeper trying to police the populace down below. As a result of the tension District 18 became engaged in a civil war of sorts, as B.R.I attempted to silence the rebel propaganda and remove the threat of opposition. Now the year 2517, B.R.I and it's technologies prevalence are at an all time high. Most consider the corporation to be the sole power to guide them in their new era of prosperity, while their remain those forgotten which the company who wish to gain a foothold in this new world they are force to remain in. Life and the hope for prosperity still tread on as the populace thrives within the grungy midst of hardship and conflict. Small business still strives for capital gain and the civilians endorse the idea of a corporate empire in the sky. Many flock to the idea and concept of how B.R.I came to power, and even aspire to gain a precedence in the same manner. It remains the constant fuel of commerce and economy to aspire to live in the image B.R.I and the upper class which live among their finest. District 18 pushes the idea that any man can rise to the top to gain a standing in society. A city where the ones below look up to the ones above with the faith that they will one day find themselves living among the high rise above. Even with B.R.I being the leading power of society, it still remains just a corporation and business. Competition is high in District 18, and it's always glorified that a hard worker can find themselves in the CEO chair of B.R.I. Will you fight your way to the top? Earn your way their through business? Or gain the connection you need to became the boss of District 18? Though keep in mind, you always need to watch out for who's toes you step on trying to get to their, there's another hopeful just as cut throat looking to stake their claim in the grand floating city of District 18.