[ Skiproute initiating ] . . . [ Confirmed. Verifying Encryption ] . . . . . [ 5024 kbit Encryption Enabled. Stand by ] . . . > Access Point Open > Broadcast Mode Only > Greetings, Agent. If you are reading this file, you have officially gone down the rabbit hole. All of your intelligence, and information you've gotten up to this point, while useful, is superseded by this document. > Welcome to level 10. Depending on your background, you may have varied information in regards to terrestrial threats, powered and enhanced people, and alternate realities. > All of it is true, and at the same time, none of it is. We are the only line of defense against threats that do not fall clearly into the jurisdiction of SHIELD, SWORD, ARMOR or WAND. It is these hybrid threats that combine two or more of these agencies' areas of expertise that AEGIS is here to combat. > Knowing of the existence of AEGIS itself requires Level 8 clearance. Knowing what it does is strictly Level 10 > Officially, your clearance within your own department remains unchanged. Unofficially, your current clearance codes will work for any clearance level. Only access information above your official clearance level when absolutely necessary. > Other than the teams you will be assigned to, you will not know the identities of any AEGIS agents. This compartmentalization is required. > Check in on this feed regularly to find your assignments. More than that, you do not need to know. [ End Transmission. Do not disconnect your terminal. You will be provided with a replacement ] So, essentially, the players in this RP will be agents of one of the conveniently acronym-ridden Marvel organizations. SHIELD most of you who would even peek at this thread will know. ARMOR is Alternate Reality Monitoring and Operational Response SWORD is Sentient World Observation and Response Department WAND is Wizardry Alchemy Necromancy Department That being said, I would prefer all players run Original Characters and not Canon characters, as I want us to tell other stories than the ones that the MCU provides. Thanks for paying attention. By the way, this probably won't begin until about the end of February, I'm just tossing the interest check out there. SHIELD - Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division: Founded to combat technologically advanced threats on world security (specifically the menace of Hydra), S.H.I.E.L.D. has, throughout the years, remained on the front lines fighting terrorism and extraterrestrial menaces as an international intelligence agency. SWORD - Sentient World Observation and Response Department: S.W.O.R.D. (an acronym for Sentient World Observation and Response Department) is a counter terrorism and intelligence agency which deals with extraterrestrial threats to world security. S.W.O.R.D. is a subdivision of the better known S.H.I.E.L.D. but appears to be largely autonomous of its parent organization. ARMOR - Alternate Reality Monitoring and Operational Response:Like S.H.I.E.L.D. was established for global security and S.W.O.R.D. for extraterrestrial security, A.R.M.O.R. was established as a force of extra-dimensional security to guard against contamination and conflict from other alternate realities. WAND - Wizardry, Alchemy and Necromancy Department: The Wizardry Alchemy Necromancy Department, often identified as "W.A.N.D.", is S.H.I.E.L.D.'s magic defense division, dealing with supernatural threats, even within the Avengers. The organization is made up of various magic users. AEGIS - Agency for Earth's General Intelligence Services: AEGIS is an over-arching organization that is secretly supervising SHIELD and all of its divisions. AEGIS pulls agents from the other agencies together to work on the most challenging and diverse cases. A rogue mage goes on a spree in New York? That's for WAND to figure out. If that mage is also an alien from an alternate reality? Then it's AEGIS. Of course no one ever says they are with AEGIS, as its very existence is only known to it's agents, and the handful of people in level 8 or higher clearance positions with SHIELD, ARMOR, SWORD, or WAND.