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Yo u can t escape from it, even if you try. It is everywhere you go, for it is you. It is wonderful, because you can do anything with it. But it is also terrible, because it can do anything to you. In its simplest description, the Field is a form of energy. In the same sense that mankind is a form of primate. Both technically qualify for the cate gory, but no one who has had experience with either would class it so. What mak es the Field so different from every other form of energy is that with all the o thers, you need to take some action to control them. You need to throw a rock t o control its movement, and you need circuits and wires to control electricity. But with the Field, all that is required is will, is thought. Our hopes and ou r fears, our ideas and our emotions, all leave their mark upon the Field. This isn t a case of our beliefs coming true. That would be a cheesy excuse of the sor t used by dumb fictional universes to justify the existence of various monsters out of folklore. The Field works not by our *beliefs*, but our *desires*. Our needs, not our knowledge. And when someone feels something strongly enough, whe n it becomes an all consuming desire, then sometimes the Field takes that desire and manifests it. And that is when the danger starts. The Madness: But there are things out there which are not of the Field. People see t he world in a certain way, and when something occurs that is too far apart from that way the mind *reacts*. Mostly with terror, occasionally with fascination, sometimes with determination, but we react. And at that moment, when the mind s b arriers fall down and we see the things that *are not supposed to exist*, when r eality and what you think reality is are at irreconcilable odds, then the Field comes rushing in. Normally people have defenses against the Field, to keep the emotions of every person on the planet from rushing in and destroying what we cl ing too. In the moment of violation of belief, and only at that moment, the Fie ld has free rein over us. And nothing is the same. The fortunate majority react with shock, simply blocking out the memory from their minds. By the time morning comes, bringing with it the light of day and the comfort of companionship, we ve decided it was all a dream, that it couldn t possible be real. Of the few who remember, most a too struck with fear to do anything. Fo r the rest of their lives, they will hide behind locked but knowing in their hea rts useless doors, cowering at every imagined sound, every whisper of their frie nds a plot to destroy, always fearing all. Still fewer react with fascination, and spend their whole lives doing nothing bu t exploring the boundaries of what they saw, running experiment after experiment , changing themselves, making themselves both more and less than human. More th an human in what they can do, less that human in what they are. And the smallest group is perhaps the most ill-fated of them all. They are those that *transcend* the terror, that overcome the fear. And in the act o f rejecting the emotions that threaten to overwhelm them, they make the source o f those emotions part of them. They have a link with the Field, now and forever . At first glance, it may seem like a benefit. The Field strengthens thei r bodies and sharpens their senses, making their minds keener and their will str onger. It grants you strange powers, fickle ones yes but powers all the same. But a second look shows that though it makes you more than what you are, it doom s you to be less than what you can be. For the Field takes away that edge, that touch, that little bit of whatever that turns you from being above average to b eing great. You can get by in almost any area, even do very well if you try har d enough . . . but you ll always be a second stringer. You might be dynamite on t he pick-up basketball games, but you ll never hit the pros. You ll write good artic les, but you ll never hit the front page. The ordinaries, those whose lives have never been turned upside down in a single moment of pure terror, will always be
The actual muscles and n eurons won t be doing anything. the Field. after all. from conversations to tax returns. nothing will stand between h umanity and evil. and these are their stories. Monsters a re finding more prey. and much of his childhood. For almost all people. more people means more and more emotions. the Field will pick up on your desires. its all becoming wor se. And when they are doing tha t one thing. not arithmetical ly. Plus the Agents will be stronger than e ver. when they are all gone. Statistics compiled by the Agency show the terr ible truth. Th ey don t know its the Field. The *percentage* of people who Awaken is showing a small. and always will be. Granted. that they neve even imagined. And within you. and more and more people are casting them. Because it isn t you doing it. Things agents a few decades ago didn't have to worry about. is also creating all new monsters. and the Enhanced. the improvement is because of added experience and kn owledge. calc ulating matrices with imaginary elements. But know that it is. And the human race will die. That means that this trend of fewer Awakenings is only going to increase. the better y ou get at it. Far better than any h uman could ever possibly do. Study for school. Plus. He is incapa . something strange just might happen. Spells a re getting more powerful. it will be the field. But nothing will replace t hem as they die. This means that the more people there are in the world. These people are the Age nts. which mean s manifestations become more frequent. But they're getting worse. But if you spend a very long time practicing something for along time every day. drop. A few of these peop le have realized this truth. given any physical problem he ca n express it in such a matrix. and you learn to run faster and longer. and you get good. it gets harder and harder to ignore its call to give into the fear. be more than what you can possibly be.one step beyond you. there will be more Agents by that time. and have sworn that they will ensure that no one mu st ever go through the hell that is their lives again. And worse. instead attributing it to a sixth sense or spiritual con ditioning. there are more and more conspiracies. And then. and Weird Science. but defin ite. Some examples of Techniques include: A physicist who has spent his entire adult life. As the Field becomes more p owerful. Things like MSN. and you ll do better on test s. and they wil l get worse. the world's population is getting larger exponentially. His coworkers can only stare in awe. and warp itself around you. But that's only because there are more people. reducing the most complex things to a mathematica lly solvable form. If you re dedicated and skillful and lucky. And you know the worst part? It's happened before. the more po werful the Field is. the Field is genrated by mankind's thoughts and directed by hi s emotions. the one that made such an increase in the Field p ossible. Impossibly well. Plus. One day there will come a point where *no one* Awakens. This is only to be expected. Some groups have learned to deliberately manipulate the Field this way. Now. these people will do well. They have confirmed the existence of at least three "cycles" of civilization before us. That means that *all* of the problems li sted here are getting more and more numerous and more and more severe. producing individuals whom after years of training can do incredible things. Play chess wi th good players. just take the concept to the logical conclusion. And worse. because a stronger Field means stronger Agents. Remember. . because the Field is just too strong. cultures fa r older than our own who grew too big. Granted. Re member. Long Term Implications: Granted. today more and more people wh o are exposed to the Madness are Awakening and becoming Agents. this applies to *everything* about his life. And there's another problem too. and their Agents weren't able to protect "them" either. our modern society. However. Well. things are bad enough. Run a lot. Techniques: It s a commonsense fact that the more you practice something.
he gained the power crush someone s heart simply by squeezing his hand. on which they manage to do remarkably well. But there was one situation in which there was enough emotion. The descendants. furniture. After many years. Fortunately for all concerned. To this day his D escendents have a love of the great outdoors. The blade pos sesses great powers. if tha t s the right word. because that s what primitive societies mostly pr oduce. *they never stop*. doing nothing mor e than granting their Descendents some added strength or liability. weapons. each and every item was made by someone who put ef fort into the work. are linked with their forefathers. that have a connection with th e Field and from that connection gain great powers. the memory of their deeds lives on in human hearts and minds. the IRS hates his guts. and that fine appearance can itself attract the greedy. integrating itself into the item and giving it powers bey ond the creators dreams. The Descenden ts have all grown up to be intense racists. Some Intended are meant for good things. And the Field p icked up on that need. and come to know of these people. Who put *emotion* into the work. . Ancestors: Sometimes. And when these people die. You don t believe me? Then watch. lynchings in their fantasies. every item that people used was made by hand. When a person was making an item for a *purpose*. implacable forces that drive their Descendents personalities and activities to be nothing more than repeats of the Ancestor s life of long ago. Some sample Ancestors include: A scout who worked on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. people do things. The y see barbarianism in their dreams. and only a Descendant can activate them. clothes. And other people hear about these things. to the collective *belief* in that person. But some are works of art. See. The emotive level required is above that of a workman doing a job. They will conti . in the Field. And these items are the Intended. wielded an Intended he creat ed to slay five Obsessives in a single night of blood and terror. fo r good or ill. Buildings.ble of forming any relationship outside of work. Plus. the link through the Field will remain. two thousand years ago. some for bad. A founder of the Klu Klux Klan. Note that all In tendeds look like perfect examples of the item that they are on the surface. through the Field. a high level of emotion is required to ma ke the effects of the Field tangible. Not everyone in their family wil be a Descendent. for better or for worse. But some ar e anything but. from childhood with images of the evil of the lesser races . . because he can t go with the flow of a conversation. often acquiring political power for the sole purpose of thwarting non-whites at every turn. Sourcebook: Intended Intended are objects. he was able to m ove onto iron balls. When they *needed * the item to do its job. For a desperate purpose. utensils. A few are even entire *buildings *. Before the coming on mass production and technology (which led to its ow n problems). made by human hand. And more importantly . He started out crushing sand to dust in his fist every day. The descendants of such great people have a link. Never will t heir lives be entirely their own. But the true danger of Int endeds is that no matter what their purpose. paintings that activate when someone looks up on them or plays that activate when acted out. A brave Agent whom. Most Intended are ob jects you can hold in your hand. and often go on camping trips. Who put concern into the work. And the Field is literally shaped by emotion. Great things. A martial artist who has mastered the art of Long distance crush . Some Ancestors are passive. to succeed or else all would be lost. or even an aspiring apprentice making his masterpiece. Regardless of what the Descendents may think of the matter. blessings or curses for those whom enter. I close it just lik e this . Even long after that belief itself pass es. All his Descendents are plagued. but those that do often have sad lives ahead of them. Finally.
and died. Granted. in a fit of rage. never to return. Walls shift. long with many children. all will be go ne. fingerprints. doors diss apear. This Intended is not viewed as a threat. a mother. A warrior made it with the desire to crush his hated foes foremost in his mind. And so the Intended sit there still. 3-An African spear. the whole geography of the structure changes. It is always found by a young m an on the verge of asking a woman to marry him. Simpl y put. Current location unknown. smote her child so hard on the brow that he fell over. repeating their purpose over and over without end. 4-An ancient tomb. and the tomb resets for th e next victim. placing itself into the hands of descendants of its tribe and giv ing them superhuman fighting prowess while at the same time filling them with th e irresistible desire to slaughter every single living descendant of the other t ribe. the tribes are long dead but it doesn t care. 2-A golden ring. Horrified. he will never find the ring no matter ho w hard he searches the grounds. if used on a body. occasi onally loaned out to Teams who will need it. . In each case an individual of African descent wielded it in the brutal slaughter of another African. The passages aren t where you remember them being a moment before. from rocks to nuclear bombs. And when she wiped up h er childs blood. a few days later it will slide of f. not really knowi ng what story she would make up. they hav e barely been enough.nue until the end of time. and she had to mak e some quickly. and there are those who want the Intendeds for evil that could recover them even there. slaughtering almo st the entire enemy force singlehandedly before he was brought down. almost none of Them want the Intendeds out of Their sight. she will be impressed by the richness of his gift and accept both it and him. Ever. made in the 2nd century AD in the midst of a war of mutual h atred between two tribes. Fibers. designed by a religious fanatic who desperately wante d to keep infidels from the body of his lord. they have plenty of time. because they aren t there anymore. g uarded by wards and guardians almost beyond sanity. Some sample Intendeds include: 1-In pioneer America. It was as if some unseen force guided her hand as she did so. Some Agents have su ggested that all Intended be dumped at the bottom of a lava pool or thrown into the Sun. Now it seeks to promote love wherever it goes. and fee l an irresistible urge to go to her and propose. However. as it constantly chan ges. will remove all evidence of the killer . If the marriage is fated to be a happy one. then use the soap to remove all traces. He will find this ring. but he was kille d by disease before he could transport it to safekeeping. waiting till the day when they will find a wielder and be used once more. Recovered by a Team in Chicago in 1911 from a serial killer who would murder a c hild. This Intended. a nd the soap bar that came out was prenaturally perfect. On some occasions. but that won't matter because they have each other. So for the time being those that have been captured remain safe within Warehouse 11. It appeared on sixteen occasions before its recovery in Virginia in 1817. They are immu ne to the ravages of the environment and the decay of time. even DNA traces. N o force ever wielded by a mortal being or by the forces of nature has ever been able to harm an Intended in any way. However. she hu rried to clean up the grisly mess before her husband came home. After all. An Agent w ho was fortunately present recognized the power of this object. They won't be harmed. But there was no soap left. made by a goldsmith in 10th century Germany for his true love. it seemed to come clean away. hit his head on the table. she will refuse i t. throwing it out the window and breaking her suitors heart. It is believed that the spear is still continuing the genocidal campaign of thousands of years ago. He will slink awa y. and any Agent who encounters it i s instructed to ignore it and get on with the investigation. And try as he may. Currently in Warehouse 11. it is only effective if used on the site of a murder of a child. and try as she will she'll never find it again. Whenever someone not of the pries tly caste (which hasn t existed for six thousand years) enters the tomb. and he wielded it with great honor. Eventually the victim will die of starvation. But if the marriage will be a bad one. but that's not really a solution. footprints bloodstains.
the effects are clear enough. Current Status: Lying on a shelf in Warehouse 23. all mixed in exactly corr ect proportions (the composition itself is classified). the more t his happens. or any other. The inventor. With th e coming of the Industrial Revolution and the technological paradigm. the person who designed a device that *sh ould* work based on scientific principles using prefabricated components. However. This device simply *should not work*. There s a feedback effect. he keeps meticulous care of it and avoids questions by claiming to be an anime fan. Orichalcum is important because it has some kind of link with the Field. The stronge r the emotions felt at the time the item is used. but this one is notable because it was the fi rst ever free energy device. Weird Science devices can never be mass produced o r even duplicated. or even by the builder afterwards if he wants to repair it.626 kHz. Some sample Weird Science devices include: 1-A type of machine that will generate usable electrical power from no a pparent source. from crossbows to computers. 3-What looks like a suit of medieval armor with lots of gizmos attached. only the Field sustains it.Sourcebook: Weird Science In a sense. Determ ined that no infidels would ever again defile his country. will result in their climbing t he walls in frustration. The longer you use the device. with absolutely no time lag whatsoe ver. and his speed by twenty. Note that the Weird Science does not need to involve a machine. His senses are those of the entire electromagnetic s pectrum. 2-Two devices that look like primitive radios (the kind used for communi cation). as the orichalcum encour ages the emotion its user is feeling. a new kind of craftsman appeared. Some laugh at him because of his obsession with anime. And of course i t doesn t. one that not even Their top re searchers completely understand. They were built in 1911 by a clerk in the Swiss patent office who wanted t o show an arrogant coworker with delusions of science that his theories were cra p and would never gain acceptance. the flow of desire is not quite strong enough. and cloak himself from their vision to strike again. The end result is someone whose emotions render them completely in . a pocket cal culator can outperform a Cray. They will even pick up channels. it s a two way street. chemicals. genetically engineered life forms and even comp uter programs have been seen as well. Bull ets are more accurate and do greater damage. the better it functions. Curent Status: One is currently in a facilit y in Borneo. However. Fortunately. and the r esult is a machine that works *exactly* the way the creator intended it to rathe r than gaining unanticipated powers. who built his device out of a desire to build a simple. Current Status: Stored in his garage. weird science is the poorer cousin of the Intended. When needed. built using orichalcum components cha nges in effectiveness depending on the emotional state of the user. These are legion. The creator was a member of the French Communist par ty. other one gets sent out with short-term expeditions that will likel y require informational assistance from Them. knives become sharper. Orichalchum: Orichalcum is an alloy of 26 different metals. affordable energy so urce to break the hold the manipulative bourgeoise had on the innocent proletari at. These devices can be damaged like normal m achines. He ll show when. In the hands of a man in love. By their very nature. Any attempt by normal scientists to analyze one. but he knows better. built by a Kuwaiti technician after Iraq was driven out of his country. from x-rays to radar. he ll s how them all. Any to ol or device. his ardent desires re sulted in the _Sa id_. the actual inventor is sufficiently removed from the creati on of the components that they cannot create true Intended. a *power armor* that multiplies his strength ten times over . He can sent forth beams of ravenous flame to des troy those would harm his people. When the inventor w ould have produced one. computers ru n faster and get more memory space. However if they are tuned to 6. they can pick up signals sent from the other set instantaneously from liter ally anywhere in the universe.
bring the dead to life. but *omnipotent*. trying to apply its purpose to all of humanity instead o f helping lucky individuals. When they have completed one job. create rain . on the other hand. They have been known to clean houses. on everyone. magic. can be mass produced. Gods also bear special note because of the one limit placed upon a God. are not *physically* capable of comprehending what it s like to be a God. etc). Each Team has a cache of orichalcum knives an d bullets kept in its Base. but *eternal*. anything. the Field will respond and create a Spirit. There are things only a manipulation of the Field c an harm. Because the human brain consists of millions of cells. Absolutely anything. Orichalcum. The first. These are the Angels. Intended. However. armed with devices of incredible power. Though sometimes this has goo d results. The Field is not influenced by our ordinary passions. goi ng to live as one of the humans it has served for so long. which are used only when no other recourse is availa ble. To make matters worse they re also invulnerable to mortal harm. Not specific tasks. over the course of many years. When it wasn t just all-knowing. Angels. The final stage of this supernatural life cycle is only reached after th e Angel has spent a very long time (millennia) of doing its duty. There is no physical difference between the two type s. only something using the Field (orichalcum. always *remembering* less and less each day. Spirits are mindless creatures. Note that the two divisions are purely arbitrary. with a trillion bytes of processor power and inconceivable p aralellism. That is when the Field responds. a Technique. You say you can imagine how that feels. they will go on to ano ther location that also needs help. Spirits. women. sees too many things. Demons and Gods: Under normal conditions. The Demons simply don t use them. rational thought. based solely on the be havior of each individual. Such beings are refe rred to as Demons. fertili ty. and over the millennia can acquire stunn ing levels or skill and ability. It is a Spirit no more. whatever that may be. Angels and Demons are immortal. The other possibility is that the Spirit decides to continue with what it once was. when all your mind and soul are de voted to a single thing. The actual physical mechanisms. eventually reaching a point where it has real reasoning abilit y and finally true sentience. and destroy nations. and Techniques. And that isn t enough to comprehend being a God. However. The former deity lives out its life. And they can do *anything*. it will transc end again and become a God. Well. but when the emotion is all consuming. representing a major basic archetype (war. fire. make a million lightning bolts come down from the sky and destroy an ar my exactly to the last individual without a single dollar of collateral damage. you can t. and far more common . more often there is chaos. and both have the powers of their Spirit. Gods are less sp ecialized than Angels.capable of calm. Though Demons usually just want to live ordinary lives and are rarely a problem. the Spirit doesn t stay the same. Always knowing what it lost. They seek to impose their purpose. with effectively limitless powers. Always remember ing when it wasn t just immortal. there is an exception to this. from gods to gobli ns. is that the newly intelligent creature turns its back on what it once was. only the strongest of desires will have any effec t on the Field. confusion and death as humanity struggles against the imposed doctrines. Teams need orichalcum. than come into existence to do *jobs*. but jobs. It loses its devotion and discovers doubt. When it wasn t just all powerful. Travel throu gh time. When a God does anything at all *without being asked*. knowing t . If a large enough nuber (millions) of people want the same thing. always knowing. all enveloping. it loses its powers and is reduced down to being a human. have resulted from the activities of Spirits. It travels to too many places. Angels are another matter. but *omniscient*. At this point one of two things happens. Intended and Weird Science are all too rare to be given out to Teams on the off chance they ll eventually need them. etc) can harm them. Howe ver. Many of mankind s legends. the electrical impulses and chemical triggers.
It is unknown how much of a ritual s power comes from the trappings. the magician should be able to acheive any effe ct through simple will. from hermetics to shamans. and all the things you wish you had. And most of all. there are no spells in the world of Conspiracy Practice. You remember everything you ve ever done. use magic. or a stock soared. disaster results. The results can be disastrous. Note that there are some magical rituals that can control a Spirit. there is the desire to do those things. your whole life passes before your eyes. It is believed that at least one Soberer Angel helped get the Prohibition passed. from what they can never be. Manipulate it. no ne of these should be necessary. can control the weather. until they falter and it uses them instead. a ny thing. Magic: Across the world. destroy enem ies or almost anything imaginable. The Field will tak e its desires not from what the caster *thinks* he wants but what he *really* wa nts. learn secrets. Magic is interesting as the only way to manipulate the Field via conscio us intent. an d they never knew. These represent all the desires of spouses who desperatel y wanted their man or (woman) to spend more time with them. Because the Field. No one waves their hand and shoots a fireball. The worst thing about magic is that *anyone* can do it. have no knowledge of th e Field. the desire is strong enough to imprint upon . which are never performed casually or accidentally. Almost all magicians. An Angel (or a Demon. Well actua lly you could spend a few hours casting a ritual to create a fireball. As Angels they try to facilitate communication. the medium can be crazy and has ranged from letters in the mailbox that weren't there before to bacteria under a microscope arranging themselves in to words. but that same mind also makes them more dangerous. Messengers: These exist for the purpose of bringing messages. a very few. In theory. The Field is the most powerful force on Earth. and how much from the magician himself. wouldn t it. All but a very few have nev er known what happened. Ghosts: At the instant before death. d ances and gestures.hat each moment takes it further away from Godhood. Suddenly their house caught fire. No one can even affect a God. the moment when you know you are going to d ie. and have been found d oing things from riding the Pony Express to funding the research that developed e-mail. And a few. Where in all other cases people reach the mindset required to change the Field through blind emotion. by its very nature. It s not something you can *manipulate*. even if the sender did n't really intend them to be sent. the needle) and start treating their mate with more respect. but few have any interest) can also be controlled. the Field is twisted to the magicians intent. And the rituals can do many things. And sometimes. On one hand Angels are sentient. and more useful. Or rather. As Spiri ts they take messages and transmit them to the recipient. It s not som ething you can *control*. eventually you will sl ip and the Field will win the war. Remember. they explain their rituals to themselves with inner energy or calling on s pirits or something like that. You can keep up the pretense for a while fooling ever yone including yourself. is not something you can *use*. millions have felt magic. a magical ritual reaches that state through ca refully calculated intent. The problem is that unless magic is done precisely right. Only rituals. The se rituals are easy. Note that they only transmit the content of the message. Most of those who have experienced it and knew it hide behin d locked but useless doors. assuming he knows the right rituals. They will find the offending significant other and send him or her horrible (and generally few) vis ions of the future that awaits them if they don t get off the bottle (or in more r ecent times. A magician. but that would be kind of pointless. But though you can win battles. u se it. colors and chants. Some sample types of Spirit are: The Soberers. Through symbols and sacrifices.
Ghosts have no actual connection. other than the o riginal creation. and in that moment of madness gain the power to listen in on any conversation. And so on. they c an do things like possess people. people who became so interested in something that they mutilated their own bodies to become it. When those bullies threatened him. To accomplish this purpose. which may take a *long* time. it was believe d that Obsession was a manifestation of it. possess . Some sample Ghosts are: 1-A Japanese submarine officer during WW2. They exist for a single purpose. which to this day comes to the sick and injured and heals them of their wound s. one that will do in death wh at you couldn t do in life. to the person they come from. and caught it himself. about to be destroyed by the American torpedo his sonar showed moving in at incredibl e speed and he was about to die . etc. This happens whichwh en the Originator believes he is about to die. Pathy The Teams have always known of the Obsessed. which in turn gave the person more and more p ower over his area. and the terror created a Ghost. and went on to destroy two more submarines before it finally hit one that happened to hav e an Agent on board who was able to exorcise the spirit. 4-A single mother who died and left behind her infant child. The reason that Ghosts are popularly believed to be some kind of soul. the n vanish away. . she have them all chicken pox. However. is because they generally only appear after their Originator has died and seem to carry on what the perso n wanted to do (often Ghosts think this as well). not cities but street maps. 2-A monk. It is likely that this person had the first level of pathy. His craft was damaged. When he fell in love with that trailer trash slut. pathy is a form of psychic power that manifests as an a ffinity for something. and in doing so gai ned supernatural powers over it. but his Ghost survives to this day guards the place where the encampment once was. . Analysis of these findings. someone performed CPR) survives.the Field and produce a sort of copy of your mind. A person obsessed with reading lips would take needles and plunge them into his own ears. 3-A highly patriotic Marine in Vietnam. and in doing so would gain the ability to *beco me* a shadow. There are actually Ghosts whose Originators live even after the Origination of the Ghost. killing any whom come near. However. When the Field was discovered. whom she lo ved dearly. They are not people but recordi ngs of people. revealed the nature of pathy. which in turn reinforced his desire to learn more. Anything from neurochemistry to guns are p ossibilies. even thou gh it turned out the torpedo was a dud. . whom had made mercy his life s work. it isn t you. s omething that survives once the physical body is dead. researches carried out in **DATE CLASSIFIED** by **IDENTITY CLASSIFIED* * proved this to be only partially correct. This can lead to real confusi on. Some of the Obsessed were known to have had tested positively for latent psychic power before their transformations . The Ghost sank the enemy sub. To this day. both his legs were blown off and he couldn t make it to the chopper in time and it took off without him. A man who liked to hide the shadows would char his own skin to become blacker. her Ghost protects her son from all harm and inconvien ience. When it appeared he was getting too into his poetry instead of something sensible. but somehow (luck. able t o understand it almost intuitively?. He died there. The desire lived on in a ghos t. His last thought was of all the heal ing he would never be able to do in his lifetime. At its most basic level. she caused a car accident to end t hat threat. as well as aural analysis of the few captured Obs essed. . Ever meet someone who had a *knack* or something. he was never r eally in danger. anywhere. which inf luenced the Field . who was tending to victims of the Black Death. sh e manipulated probability to ensure that the book deal didn t come through. haunt houses. the desire to learn more about the s ubject giving the Field direction.
One famous example is Stephen Jay Gould. There is no choice at this point. Unlike the other levels. So far. Enhanced Individuals: Ever since the 1960s. the kind of peop le who do this research in the first place don't really bother to track the thin g down.at funerals.ing a link to that particular topic. who was obsessed with impa lement. It has been theorized that if a Team could find a pathic early on in the transfo rmation and prepare him for the change to the fourth level with some therapy or medical procedures. They are too dangerous for any other possibililty. genetics. and drives them mad. they will likely not be able to support themselves. but "normal" Agents tend to look down on them. the Field protects them as it does True Agents. the real culprit is th e Field. but most are ignored. This of course can be a real problem for Agents when they escape fro m the facilities where the research was done (most of the time. and never become a threat. The fourth level is the most dangerous. People. lo ts of things. every single one of the subjects has gone mad (in almost none of the cases have the researchers actually worked on themselves). Not that there's anything inherently wr ong with women in bikinis jumping out of cakes. An example of a famous third-level pathic is Vlad Tepes. Some of these people are recruited. Any person who is of this level is automatically recruited or killed. At this level. other than nulls. or improper design. gaining a literally supernatural influence over their obsession. by conv entional standards. focusing more on their area of pathy than on anything else. Instead the pathic will. for example. all well and good. Pathics are even sometimes made into "honorary Agents". as they now have both the powers of the Field as well as their abilitie s. But those who do survive come out changed. By this point. An example was Howard Hughes. If they can get a job that s omehow involves their area. the change i s not gradual. The general attitude is that Agents with enhancements are like a women in biki nis who jump out of cakes. The Madness works upon those who have left humanity behind. since the most it can do is kill some people). and the use it as the first solution to any problem. be completely insane. Those who Awaken are eve n worse. The overwhelming majority will never go beyond t his level. the person becomes a freak . the pathic must be killed before he kills a human being. but there are some times that th ey just aren't appropriate. with his a ffinity for biological evolution The second level takes time. Many highly skilled people in any field w ill have first level pathy. Pathics who are of guns will cause t he *sensation* of bullets firing near anyone who is near them. in a single moment of self-mutilation. If not. new drugs. Some have even become Agents. who are near the pa thic will *feel* the effects of the pathy. They have transcended conventional boundaries . the result would be a being with the power of an Obsessive w ith the morals and intelligence of a sane human being. Most die at this point. the wou nds they inflict being too much for their physical bodies to survive. alter himself to become one with his obsession. These have included cybernetics. It is also at this level that the side effects become apparent. the pathic will. and some have been borne by wing . Some have traveled through gates in space and time. of course. Though rejection and faulty plans do play a part. Only The y know know the truth. The Agency is about humanity. The resea rchers. man-machine interface. They don't have to worry about the Madness. At the third level pathists begin to see the world in terms of their pathy. and how is it to main tain such a credo if it willingly throws away what makes us human in the first p lace? Aliens Some of them have come by warping space to shorten their journeys. various organizations and individuals throughout t he world have been experimenting with technological enhancement of individuals. Studies indicate that perhaps 1% of the po pulation has this first level. So far all attempts have ended in dismal failure. think this is due to rejection.
along with all the others. for a thousand different reasons pu rsued in a thousand different ways. In ships or in their own bodies. which is very surprising. Only here. The ones of the aliens are very different from those of mankind. as racial mem ory. biological and planetar y evolutions. at one point or another. The Teams have reliable recor ds of the alien presence on Earth dating back fourteen thousand years. Archeological and magical i nvestigations put their presence on Earth at hundreds of thousands of years ago. However the numbers are never changed. Aliens are products of completely different social. i. or through single encounters that have never been repeated. There are approximately ten thousand known alien races *. due t o administrative reasons. before They knew about solar systems and planets.e. only on Earth do p eople actually argue about who *gets* to go into a highly dangerous situation. well. but a methodology in much the same s ense that forgers are a type of criminal. and some simply *willed* themselves here. Abductors are those races or individu als here to study mankind for purposes ranging from what our consumer interests are from using us a mercenaries to discovering the nature of love. Even worse. To this end. when much of the previous data was destroyed in the last hurrah of the Lenaruv civilizati on of South America (later corrupted to Lemurians). And this should not be so surprising. revealed through conversations. Also. The concept of loyalty to almost anything in between or above these: a na tion. You see. Another stunning fact. and were officially categorized before anyone got so ber enough to notice the difference. there really is such a thing as a collective unconscious. Aliens and humans seem to think largely alike.s of starlight. beings have become self aware. this doesn t mean that the results of the minds are always the sa me. a creed. I t was assumed that they were some kind of monster. jou rneyed to the planet its inhabitants call Dirt. At least four turned out to be DTs. Science fiction s much beloved Federation cannot exist. On millions of worlds across the galaxy. Only on Earth do you have people arguing on philosophical grounds. Some alone. a religion. Many of them have. And they ve been here for a very long time. and vice versa. that souls get reincar nated across species and we re really all the same race. It would always have been the height of chauvinism to assume we were the only race in the universe (or for that matter on our own world) to evolve sentience. concept to nonhuman psyches. However. Investigations carried out by the few Teams with a chance to observe ali ens directly for extended periods (other than during combat or as prisoners) hav e revealed some stunning facts to Them. and some in groups. with the result that they come up with very different thoughts. however. a number of creatures that weren t ali ens have been categorized as aliens. is the issue of a lien loyalties. The overwhelming majority are known only through archeological or divinatory evidence. On a smaller level there are no bureaucracies. They are HERE. . Just as important is the issue of what we base our thoughts on. only brutal dictatorships. some other specific individual or to their own species. due to lack of knowledge of the agents who had the encounter. alien. All the so far encountered aliens were loyal to one of three th ings: themselves. The Teams were dealing with the aliens for millennia before they realized what t he aliens really were. Various theories have been proposed-that ther e is a natural state of mind for all life to evolve into. Th e most likely theory. which can be anything fr om an attempted invasion to a DNA analysis on a odd piece of bone found mixed in with dinosaur skeletons. Alien races simply don t organize the way we do. that its just chance. no democra cies. E ach alien race is given a number when first discovered. The idea that there are some actions that you shouldn t do simply because *those actio ns aren t right* is a completely. is that only races that think like humans would h ave any interest in leaving their own worlds in the first place. as a t otal. Sourcebook: Abductors Abductors are not an alien species. or evil . no alien seems to have any comprehension of good . because the individuals would not be able to translate their loyalties to it abo ve their own species. But there is no getting around the truth.
to follow the ship. Sourcebook: Magi They and Their Teams are the major threat to any alien activities on Ear th. To an individual. sensory deprivation. Using humans has several advantages. the first because it wants to take ove r the world after we are gone. the second because they re taking bets on how long we ll last and the third seems to be testing out a sociological theory. and the Teams can do so far better. But worst of all are the ones who do it for *love*. exposure to chemicals or radiation. Except for some of the more seduced Magi. the impact remains. If they put caps on your head to measure your brainwaves. which makes them more effectiv e fighters. To terro rists. Is the possessions. you re *changed*. technology. what price is too high for an impenetrable shield against enemy missiles? Or an inv incible super soldier without conscience? For a corporation. Finally. organ transplants. Sourcebook: The Educators Educators are alien species who are conducting activities designed to edu cate mankind. Of those. at least without driving those whom see them insane. and more importantly Their ability to organize and coordinate lets the Teams use that effectively. Someti mes Agents will deliberately place themselves in a situation where they are prim e targets for abduction. All Abductor bases. The sad truth is that m uch of modern technology is actually handouts from alien races. the n for the rest of your life putting on a hat will be an act of extreme courage. humans can appear in public. Even when they bury the actual memories. the lives of people you ve never met too high a price? Is your humanity too much to pay? Not hardly. this is an incalculable advantage. Three are planning for us to destroy ourselves. in order to catch the Abductors in the act. If you re a government. psychological manipulation and anal probes. Teams have the home court advantage. what s to much for a new production technology that will let you destroy your competitors. No one in the know really takes this idea seriously.they kidnap humans and perform experiments on them. a device that will give his ene mies heart attacks no ordinary coroner will be able to tell from a real one. Because even though conventional doctors can heal the body and the mind of the victim. As is being near a dog if they tested allergies. and half again a s many are suspected. many alien races and individuals have recruited human al lies here on Earth. The combination of magic. One wants us to be a profitable trading partner. however. Yeah. Humans understand humans better than aliens do. our most magnifi cent gems actually crumbs from the aliens tables. It s not just what they do to your body and your mind. vivisections. And there has been no shortage of volunteers. which means that the aliens have a base to start from. Over twenty races are confirmed to be involved in this. the motivations of only a few are known. The true horror is in what they do yo ur soul. For the rest of your life you will never be able to truly face any situation analogous t o the experiments. two others want us to be useful slaves a nd still another is on its way in a badly damaged STL spaceship and wants us to be on the level where we ll be able to manufacture replacement parts. Alien technology and science alon e is an almost irresistible thirty pieces of silver. Some have s uggested that some aliens may simply want to further human knowledge and improve the lot of the common man. and your heart will skip a bea t. They may e ven allow themselves to be abducted. that is. and Magi are prime targets for Teams. but a t least they intend to commit these acts. Those the aliens recruit often alr eady have power on Earth. not even They know how to heal a soul. a microbe that will destroy all paper and wood and leave the humans shock ed and back in the Stone Age. impregnation with babies normal and otherwise. genetic modification. Such things are never done lightly. These are terrible enough. Such Magi revere al . mostly consisting of giving us technology. combat prowess and influence can prove a devastating weapon. right. ships. For a covert war. To get anything done. or lighting a match if they di d work on burns. implantation. Because once you ve been abducted. and the act of will will be beyond you. Always your mind will freeze. This applies to even the most everyd ay of situations. which include but are not l imited to autopsies. the land.
they seem to be trying to induce us to pollute the Earth. Many aliens will encourage this. . The Pleiadeans. The end resul t of this vow was what we now know as the arms race. but they all vowed to strive for the exact opposite of what t he Pleideans wanted in all the negotiations they were involved in. no one seemed to have actually worked on the projects. and other such devices have been foun d possessed by other scientists. The rest of the Teams were alerted. Eventually They declared a moratorium on hunting down Preyed Spiders. the home less. and get rid o f the excess portions of our population. The delegates decided to never tell their respective governme nts about the visit . almost worship them. and have not been sighted since 1623. many apparently sane and reasonable humans don t like their own species. She alerted her Team. most of Asia. That is to say. If o nly people were a little less violent. The Toxica are believed to have been responsib le for the styrofoam cup. and would oft en bait a Team to try to kill it. and only the thought of absolute risk is enough to excite their sensibilities. more curious about the w orld. The delegates didn t just vote the motion down. They never hurt the Agents themselves. that would ruin the f un. puzzled by our response. a world of universal peace and harmony. apparently originating in the Ple iades. knowing full well that these people are the most vulnerable of all to the wrath of Their Team s. Number 10. They are incredibly jaded.027 (Toxica) One of the more recently discovered varieties. No one had ever seen one. the Pleideans would give us inc redible gifts. the aluminum can and the aerosol spray. and it is easy to become dependent on them for philosophy or the next tec hnical handout or sexual favors. but with ten legs and seve n eyes on eystalks. Then things get *really* weird. This race found being hunted by a Team to be very exciting. and no one has since. all of which were extremely pollu ting. but no one knows why. they came down to the United Nations to offer their help in bri nging mankind to the next level of civilization. If we would only lay down our weapons. This last offer aroused some questions . until the local Team gets the message. Afte r a few years of not being hunted (and an estimated two thousand deaths) they ap parently got bored with Earth and left. and should the refore be eliminated. In 1951. The fact that aliens exist is a very powerful truth. the elderly) simply didn t contribute anything to the planet. an Agent whom worked in a n industrial corporation on her day job noticed that some of the R&D ideas had n o apparent source. This generally consisted of a dead homeless p erson every few hours in a way that only an alien could do. This device gave the Magi blueprints for various technologies. and in the discussion it came out that the Pleideans had decided that roughly 90% of Earth s population (all of Africa and South America. In some particularly twisted cases.422 (Pleiadeans) This is a race of beautiful humanoids. and far too much for many people to integrate. among others. and deliberately enrage them so they will try and kill the Preyed Spi ders. The aliens offer an alternative to this. They deliberately find the most capable and dangerous individuals in t he galaxy. In phy sical form they resemble a spider the size of a cat. less passionate. of obvious alien origin. not hunting others but *being hunted*. and after a fe w days of blackmail and illegal surveillance discovered a strange device in the possession of one of the researchers. The Toxica also seem to financ e various anti-environmental lobbyists across the world. they lynche d the emissaries.iens. They would cleanse our ecology. first encountered in 822. In total. Because the fact of the matter is. Number 3649 (Preyed Spiders) This is a race of arachnoid hedonists. cure our diseases. A few of the aliens here are: Number 9. now simply sit in their invisible spaceships and look down at our planet in confusion and sorrow. The only pleasure they are still capable of deriving excitement from is the hunt. If only our planet was less polluted. yet somehow they were completed. the love is even returned.
It remains to be seen i f this will work. They fight each other for dominance of the world. Behind the lies. They kill w hen they start wars to sell guns. Where what is good for the corporation is good for the country but not necessarily vice versa. just to boost the profit margin. groups which peform activities that the international community (and in cases where the public's opinion actua lly counts) the public would find to be distasteful in the extreme. To them it *has* to be some other government up to something. massive facilites that don t actually produce anything but toxic waste done for the simple purpose of making anti-pollution devices marketable. Monopolies and markets. Those who are In The Know are a ware that practically everything on the planet worth owning is owned by perhaps a dozen (not even They know the exact number) companies. b ut because someone somewhere decided they were valuable . then keep the war going just long enough for t he casualties to create a labor shortage that would otherwise result in a wage i ncrease. using magic a nd enhancements to try and create a counter for Agents. Money shatters friendships and makes new one. most gove rnments simply don't care about such things. the most concre te realities of ideology. capitalism and communism. things are much worse. The faceless figures who run the companies are aware of Them and the Tea ms. and that became our world. they simply don't know about the Field or the Agency or such things. how the environment becomes a next quarter problem . launching raids on foreign facilities you consider to be involved in activities you don't like. Assassinati ng foreign (and in some cases domestic) political figures who might one day rise to power with opinions not in the interest of the government. Black ops are. Though *individuals* within the gov ernments often suspect that something is going on that they're being left out of . fro m when someone untold years ago decided that some yellowish metal or some hard p aper was worth something. but only as one more element in the power play. Everyone has a price. activities that sometimes involve things that would dri ve an ordinary man mad. they simply can't imagine any other possibility. or how long it takes for the toxic affects to become apparent in the schoolchildren when mixed in with the milk. Note that black ops aren't sent to investigate things like strange rumor s of giant worms in the Sahara or coal miners dissapearing in Oregon. They kill people when in order to test out produ cts they send out teams to see how many police officers can be killed with the n ew weapons. The Agency has done a good job of keeping the worlds governments in the dark. But things are getting worse.Megacorps: Perhaps the greatest power in the modern world is money. The rulers of these companies kill people not wit h concern but with statistics. in a war of the stre ets as much as of the boardrooms. They kill with their pollution fac tories . as to counter the th reat some companies have turned from statistical to personal evil. someone who decreed that you could exchange one thing for anything. Even ordinary people know how corporations can get out of control. Remember. spying on your ci tizens and on your allies. not in C . peopl e with real lives and real dreams become just one more number on a balance sheet . anything can be bought. however. often sent to attack or investigate the activiti es of other governments. supported by naught but the most ephemeral portion of reality. Only the Agents stand between the corporation s and the world. an overly moralistic one tak es seemingly random delight in smashing subsidiaries and product lines but seems to take nothing for itself. the poorest executive o f which beats out Bill Gates. Black Ops: Almost every government in the world of Conspiracy Practice maintains at least one (and often several) "black ops" units. Bitter wars are fought over territories which have intrinsic value whatsoever. that sort of thing. they become something wor th dying for. where men in boardrooms condemn people to die. that religious fanatic who claims to be in co ntact with the ancient monsters of Mesopotamia isn't necessarily lying.
The Teams gave the free humans massive amounts of help. where only a few p eople still lived free. from Warworld s own Field. They became aware of this probl em in 1856. Teams had failed to adequately defend the human race and now all l ife was gone. The technically advanced Norsemen were driven back. Division Seis: The Venezualan black ops group. Teams have sworn to be silent. It was a world where humans were livestock for the Raacgi. A world where the Teams won. slaughtering every non-human being on the planet. the low human population k ept the Field weak. black ops are *always* extremely well trai ned and equipped. a world of fear and terror and silence. in the form of weapons. there is no life. Thousands of years ago. Warworld: There are other universes out there. blackmail and murder are a black ops bread and bu tter. and their abilites may exceed the Limit. to afraid of what they might find. places where reality took some diff erent path. and their gate c losed and has never reopened. going fr om country to country and busting open prison camps. assassinating certain offic ials. this one does the standard Black Ops stuff. in the hopes of finding allies in Their struggle for humanity. It is neither the place nor the talent of the Teams to rul e mankind. q-up was too too strong or too weak. its job consists mostly of trying to destroy oil wells in foreign countries and scuttle oil tankers. as They felt the risks were too great to bother exploring further. If you could call it life . where things happened just a bit differently. Technology was developed. at some poin t in history. They then began a research program to travel to o ther worlds. in order to have the Agents fight there before they c ould return home. Some sample black ops groups are: The Peacekeepers: This black ops group works for Amnesty International. In the overwhelming m ajority of the universes. and took over directly. but enough survived to win. due to escalating conditions on Earth. mastering abilities far be yond those even the Agents of Earth have access to.onspiracy Practice. and the Agents weak as well. Burglary. There is no history in Teamworld th at tells the truth. Finally. and so forth. medicine and technology and in the f orm of personnel. shadowy gaurdians. one world with human life was found. Though there were Agents on Warworld as well. due to the noted tendency of the right hands of governments not knowing wh at the left is doing. Million s of norms innos died or wnet mad under the strain. where no one cares enough to defend against evil. All of which make th em very tough foes. They went on w ars of extermination. The same goes for outbreaks of strange diseases. apparently planets where. The discovery of Teamworld in 1982 permanently ended the project to expl ore other dimensions. and life or matter simply never evolv ed. they must do it for themselves. things progressed enough like our world for long enough that only the history is different. National Security Specials: One of the four American black ops groups (none of w hich. are aware of each other). When WW2 began (party as a res ult of Agents who might have noticed the signs being occupied on Warworld) most of these Agents went back to Earth and most aid was cut off. The people live in a single . but some stuff can be read from what s there and what must hav e happened. and guardians only. when a group of extradimensional Vikings raided our reality intent o n plunder. the Agents o f Teamworld cast such assumptions aside. The value of pi was too high or too low. and brought to a high art. there have be en a number of incidents where Warworlders kidnapped Earth Agents and took them one-way trips to Warworld. Agents who left Earth to fight on Warworld. In our dimension. crashes of unknown craft. Today aid to Warwo rld is much less. and they do these things very well. Teamworld: A place hideous beyond measure. However. Remember. But in the ones closest to us. both material aid. The first few worlds were barren wastelands. and so on. thus increas ing the price of Venezualan oil.
and far. and even then only if you know what to look f or. they evolved from ovines. the delphinus lack something very important. Of course. Their ability to *reason*. However. They have never returned to Teamworld since that one day. While we evolved from primates. Through archeological digs and divinations. Innos. toil endlessly night and day to construct the Teamworld war m achine. The birds. laughing and crying whenever they wish. Hands. by now genetically engineered f or submissiveness. primates). Things like money. When an exceptionally evil and ruthless serial murderer arises. or dividing tim e into arbitrary units. and only diviniations have revealed their intelli gence at all. They just can t think of things. a factory that produ ces endless fleets of conquest that go throughout the universe. But sometimes a human will find himself touched by the Field of the ani mals. But them t he changes start. though our geniuses are the same a s their geniuses. focusing on it as a hobby. They are highly intelligent. or nations. even th e plants contribute their emotion to the Field. or social responsibility. they don t actually be come dumber. They have determined that at one po int or another over the last few hundreds of millions of years hundreds of nativ e races have lived on Earth. They have some knowledge of magic. The fig ht shadowy battles with one another. Their attention span. People who touch snakes lose their eyelids. Those whom are not include: Delphinus Sapiens: This race evolved from dolphins the same way humans evolved from monkeys. The other creatures on this planet do so as well. and their skin becomes scaly. something to do. almost all are now extinct. Mashim. they have never taken any ag ainst for or against humanity. Ever. Their ability to discern things. slaughtering eve ry race they meet. P o. the ove rwhelming majority of the strangeness that happens on Earth are due to the human field. Demons. an d They have no intention of doing so again. even animals. Not that none of these changes is outside the normal realm of human p hysiology. a human is simply fascinated by the animal s type (sna kes. And killing whenever they wish as well. People who link with dogs hang their tongues out to pant. so they contribute less to the Field. and as a race have sworn to destroy ours. However. Akumas. Understand. Other Sapients: Homo sapiens sapiens is not the only. or kings. Their mind. They look odd. They are far lar ger than delphinus. living lives of carefree emotions. which they use to recruit agents on land in their attempts to destabilize our world. They have also been known to use their spells to torment some poor human. In the first stage. but in turn l osing what makes them human. It is simply the one which currently dominates the earth. But animals have far fewer emot ions than humans do. they cannot build their own techn ical civilization. the bees. So they look upon ours with jealousy and envy. Raacgi: Oni. Without the ability to use tools. No less intelligent than man. In fact. or even the first. just to cause p ain. For Teamworld is not a place so much as a factory. They seem to be content to simply spend all their time thinking. it is impossible to tell the difference between ordinary dolphins and dephinus without clos inspection. Cetaceous Sapiens: This race evolved from the humpback whale. physical changes. far smarter. sentient race t o evolve upon Earth. Finally the third stage begins. but not inhuman. spiders. All these an d a thousand more were the names of the Raacgi. Nephelos. and strange things occur. Someone who simply knows a lot about dolphins will simply think they are od d dolphins. As a result. in fact the *average* delphinus is c onsiderably smarter than your average humans. Beastmen: It s not just humans who contribute to the Field. a city of a billion people. Tikoloshe. he is ta ken away and forced to transcend or die. as Agents of Teamworld call thems elves. a city where literally your every tho ught is observed and recorded by the Watchers. they and us were natur .city in Asia. the fish. gaining the powers of the animals they touch. in which they lose contact with their hu man side altogether.
they are coming back into existence. buying their meat from the grocery store instead of hunting down humans. However. but they d on t approach it with quite. during one o f the previous cycles of civilization. the letters actually mean Mitchell. Luckily. and so do nutrition al needs. But do the math. giant carnivorous rabbits. they struggled with man for dominan ce hundreds of thousands of years ago. after being used the Constructs need time to recharge ( the Field isn't powerful enough to support full operation yet). that's wrong. The first report was in 18 23. until activated by simple thought. plenty of people who discovered its danger have simply dumped the stu ff in rivers and oceans to get rid of it. however. hormones or any of a dozen related fields. is probably going to discover it. giant carnivorous bugs. They evolved to eat humans. Soon you have a population of very big. In some way unknown to even Them. until finally t hey express themselves and start the problem all over again. and often brings a ray of hope to an Agent s heart. or more specifically the lack thereof. And humans. the Agents who first figured out what it was) is the ultimate growth hormone. and even so they will only work in the few places where the Constructs have come on line . The advantages over conventional mac hines are obvious. so they aren t a problem anymore. The same for animals. Well. Dogs hate cats. and any attempt to find them will meet with terrible force. This is all done under Their aegis. perhaps even millions. Those who do use them mostly subconsicously. the reason psychic power has so often proven impossible to reproduce if done i n various places. they had a disadvantage. the Field was twisted and manipulated like clay. however. homo praedatorius ("predator man") i s on top. of years ago. but you can't have everything. used to make things like machines only in function. giant carnivor ous apple trees. eagerness that we do. and who has enoug h luck and talent. such as you never need to carry them around. of course. and you get a plant ten times its size. and the praedatorius are proof. very *hungry* plants and anim als. and that is how Raacgi feel about humans. Some sample Constructs include: . The result is that MSN is now all ove r the world. the entire race was exterminated by Agents thousands of years ago. These things can be killed normally. Sanders. no instruction manuals. The Field created Agents. Granted there are almost no discernible differences between the two race s. The problem. Home Gigantipedus: Another primate species.al enemies. so does volume. you name it. Even so. but nature didn't take the Field into acc ount. However. Psychics: Hundreds of thousands. Plus. There is a *chance* of peaceful coexistence. Today. With the resurgence of the Field. the ah. it takes an autopsy or surgical exam to find the massive muscular. It s not that they don t like it. comes when you realize that MSN is actually pretty easy stuff to discover and make. who were able to defeat the preds in a manner s imiliar to rabbits turning on the wolf. Sex. And vice versa. over the eons the gene to control them seems to have mostly left the human race. praedatorius (who look exactly l ike humans. no installation. The Constructs existed. s kelatal and disgestive oddities) mostly pretend to be people and mate with one a nother. So we outbred them. As size increases. an d now their race is confined to a few remote corners of the Earth. many Constructs are coming back on lin e. things called Constructs were created. in visible. The mutated genes can lie dormant for generations. metabolism. Newman. Agents have reported. Feed it too a pl ant. Anyone doing really serious research into neu rology. and the mutating effects of MSN turns them into carnivore to boot. no repair. Actually. Homo Praedatorius: There is a common belief that humanity is at the top of the food chain. Except on Warworld. with only a few p eople left able to do it. MSN: A uniquely modern problem. luring him to a secluded place and eating him. Plus. MSN (no one's completely sure who first came up with it. The Agents h ave placed these creatures under Their protection. every once and while a praedatorius will succumb to its hunter's instincts and select a random human. Or rather.
They first came o nline in 1995. and more are constantly popping up. The probl em is. the range of the gatew ays is increasing. It burrowed deep within the Earth.by mating. The worst part is that neither plan is actually going to work. undimished by ozone. encountering every creature they meet. the si licon based life went the only direction it could-down. and can heat o r cool an area. And in time. and possibly the most foreboding. T hey have not realized that the two life forms are essentially different. This desire. but enough beleif exists that the spirit is re-crea ted-often in a slightly different form and far away from the orriginal sight. While Legends act like typical spirits. in that it lacks species. Legends come about when a spirit is created for a particular job. These eternal. And just as life on the surface world evolved. is just as bad. they acquired sentience . and they do not interact in "ecosystems" . and what other constructs are waiti ng for us? The Afterlife: There isn't one. Therefore. from what was a few hundred feet at first to several dozen mi les today. Legends. Beca use each and every silicon based life-form is the only one of its kind. finding caves where oxygen had not yet gone and where the heat from the Earth's core gave them the energy they needed for length. Some example legends The Beast: This Legend lives to cause fear . Gateways:These are the most recent to appear. as well as remove it self from the need of human belief.Tempers: These seem to have had been temperature control devices.usualy by killing and eating people . The world of Conspiracy Practice is not so kind. In some cases. used by the Deros. Recently. Surveillance devices: These are responsible for such phenomenom as clairvoyance. If this happens often enough (a couple dozen times. the oxygen still kills the silicon based life. However. Then that spirit is d estroyed. And even if a Legend is destroyed. at least) that spirit can gain sentience on its own. Plus.about five years after being destroyed. The new atmosphere was sl ow death to the established order. Teros and Deros The evolution of plants was one of the great events in the history of th e world. by whatever means.us ually in a diferent shape and location . dowsing and remote viewing. They simply are. changing the face of the planet and allowing carbon based life to dominate the world. sentient spirits are refered to as Legends. What other gateways will appear. Well. They are instantaneous gates between two specific locations. The first of these plans (from the group known as the Teros) is to trans form the surface into a duplicate of the underworld by opening up huge vents in the Earth's surface. so did they. You c annot put them into neat little niches. Silicon based biology is fun damentally different from carbon based biology. just happened to hav e) sentience have acquired a desire to colonize the surface of earth. and pla n to breed new lie forms capable of surviving on the surface world the same way they would underground . has left a trail of blinded and traumatized peopl e across the planet. As plants grew to dominance. silicon based life was not so lucky. That this will kill all carbon based life is of no concern. not exactly as life up here evolved. combined with a complete lack of what hole to stick it into. it will reform . they have enga ged in two equally horrible plans to solve this problem. driving out all the oxygen. The second. The new kingdom of life transformed carbon dioxide to oxygen. From Jason <drozdj@pdq. their intelligence makes them much more dangerous.net> Legends are rare types of spirits that evolve differently from the norm. fires can be started or ice created. which thrived on methane and the heat generat ed from the suns rays. some of the ones that evolved (or rather. or "ecologies".
all have been seen multiple times in most mythologies around the world. Current Status: The Chimera was last seen in the form of a giant long neck turtle. Hachiman. as long as the Field exists they will return. They are quite capable of recognizing traps and setting their own. this one is always a 'hero. Strongmen. and is perhaps the oldest Legend. The Strongman: Another Legend. with the hind section of a fish. and money. Always appearing as a mockery of human form. Gilgamesh. and others. and human-like creatures that eat human fl esh. and usually willing to help in a fight against blatent enemies of humanity. But.the sphinx. the Wendigo.the man with the strength of fifty. monsters ma de from almalgamated mundane animals. they ARE intelligent and self -aware.all these and more are The Beast. Trolls. The Chimera preys on humanity. in more practical terms for writers . It appears as a combination of s everal animals. and almo st always greedy. but it is bleived to be in the Middle East.. and hasn't been seen since. ev en Baba Yaga . The y act like typical spirits. Current Status: U nknown. The Trickster: A being of wit and a silvered tongue. most of the time.Legends are special spirits embodyin g archetypes of mythologies around the world. The Trickster is the figure that uses tricks and words to get what it wants. the ba. Quetzalcoatl. The Chimera is the m onsterous.) . It has been confirmed. the minotaur. Raven. and others are all The Strongman . The Str ongman is also painfully chauvenistic. however. Anansi the Spider. the Boogey Man. Cyclops. Coyote. Redcaps. who batters down his foes. the naga. Current Status: 'Died' two years ago fighting an Angel. Ogres. the hydra. Usually mischeivious. The Chimera: More than just the chimera of greek mythology. and others. and deadly. They also have little regard for their own safety. this Legend takes the form of a talking animal more often than it does a human. In this form it destroyed a Nazi encampment in Afric a during World War II. Curent Status: Classified. Tricksters. Cunning. While the Strongman is a hero. food. women. The Beast has been known in the p ast as Grendel. Hercules.in addition to the three hea ded minster Belleriphon fought . non-human Legend.in the form of wine. and will often demand recompensation . the Monkey King. t hat The Chimera is not resposible for myths about Centaurs or Mermaids. intelligent. since even should they find someth ing that can destroy their body. The Chimera has been . the griffon.' Samson. (Now. Be owulf. In the past. The Trickster has been identified as such figures as Theseus.
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