As the ashes began to rain down upon the city and the remnants of bodies littered the streets. The few that still survived began in vain to escape the horror that ripped apart the sky. A large cloud stood at the center of the city dominating what once used to be a metropolis below. Any form of water from the once flowing river to the fountains that decorated the center had vanished in a bright light of heat. Any person visible of the blast had only left a shadow of themselves where they once stood. The city had been wiped of any form of life and had ended an era of discord and enlightenment. It had now caused a new age where the war would continue but in the shells of what once used to be. CORE The faction that nuked Elysium and was started from numerous countries which did not wish to join the United Nations. It still remains an industrial power with numerous workers and cheap labor that focuses on the good of the people. Although many of the poor do appreciate the conditions it is unfortunate that the government is still a form of dictatorship with numerous generals controlling the military of each country and the head of state controlling all matters. The generals run districts from commerce to education and most have been fighting ever since before the end of the first act of aggression*(which their people have referred the incident as.) The state is a well oiled machine and although it started as a few rebellious terrorist groups against the U.N. it was eventually united to create a powerful force which eventually overthrew any occupation rule in their countries. Although most people are happy within CORE. It is still violent against those that speak out against it and is known for discrimination against the fur like species known as the Kin. Often using them in slave labor and being the center of slave trade throughout the continent. The United Nations After trying to globalize the world and failing to secure regions which uprooted against it. The United Nations has shrank significantly in size. It is now the smallest of the four groups that exist on the continent and also has the fewest population. Despite this it still has the leading edge in technology and has freedoms of speech and religion. It also still has quite a large military force with the states that still support it using any bit of resources they have in securing their safety. Although, they are advanced, they lack resources similar to CORE and require frequent trades with their neighbors. The Borderlands which lie East to them and the Federation which lies North to them. Unfortunately, they are still seen as enemies and because of this fact they often have trouble securing anything and with constant attacks on their borders. The U.N. has been prepping for war. Despite signing a treaty with the other large two to not attack the Borderlands. It has been edging slowly towards a full assault on the region. It has already began slowly encroaching on its neighbors borders. The Federation The states which suffered the worst of the war and have the highest population among all the other bodies. They have refused to ally themselves with either CORE or the U.N. providing proof of acts of horror by either region. They are unfortunately the least advanced and while their government is much more loosely organized and focused on city states and small dictatorships. They have all agreed to attack any aggressor in a massive scale war. This threat alone with the high population has deterred the other two especially after the incident with the U.N. claiming a northern island only to fight a ridiculous number of enemies which forced it to retreat. The Federation does not necessarily have any set goals and each place governs itself independently but this gigantic pact assures none will be threatened by larger parties. Borderlands After the war this place was left in ruins. It was abandoned by most people but years later began to flourish but as it did so numerous battle began to erupt and the Federation, United Nations and Core began to try and seize the land that separated the three. Rich in resources and home to many strategic points. It is viewed as a highly sought area. The battles nearly erupted into a new war which caused the three to pull back and review the situation. After much debating with the three. They decided to leave the are on its own and that it would remain a border between each of the three. That they could create trade in the region but if any one of the others attacked and tried to claim the region the other two would retaliate. This benefited CORE and the Federation greatly since most who lived were either sympathizers with CORE or simply loved the Federation since it simply resembled the Federation and how friendly they were to trade. The United Nations was the ones most cheated by this solution since most despised them and refused to help them. Only the Alundra and Kin helped them in any regard. The Kin A race of fur like anthropomorphic animals that ranged from foxes to tigers live mostly on the islands south of the continent and in the Southern part of CORE, the Borderlands region and The United Nations. They have been at civil war for ages because of the leaderships that have been trying to take over the country. Before it was a form of monarchy with a bloodline that was established but as humans began to reveal a more modern form of government(especially taught by the U.N.) Some began to try to overthrow the power. Thus resulting in a conflict which has waged for ages and sometimes has spilled over to the mainland. Because of this many have left the region for more stable lives in the human controlled governments. In CORE regions they are often mistreated and imprisoned due to crimes. Many dislike the creatures but it is the fastest and safest way to reach the continent. The luckier ones live within the Borderlands and have established their own cities or places while even more have found comfort in the U.N. zones. These powerful creatures have a ferocity to them that no human possesses while also being kind and gentle. Their history with humans is varied just like their opinions on the opposing species. Alundra An elf like species nearly wiped out from nuclear war. They have sheltered themselves within mountains and forest in the center of the borderlands. Often left alone and rarely talked of they have been very strict against humans and have considered them enemies. After trying countless times to be peaceful they viewed humans as a collective group and as they tried to help one human cause they were often betrayed by another to leave their species on the brink of collapse. After rebuilding their society and retreating into the wilderness they have used technology with their own force of nature which has allowed them to wield powerful weapons. Often having elementalists who use fire and ice. They have use technology to increase the rate of those who are born with these powers to create an effective fighting force. They are kind to Alundra but stay away and rarely speak of humans anymore. Some are sometimes seen wandering and collecting things or trading with the U.N. but normally they are with solitude and no one knows how much they number in. Some believe in the millions while others suggest in the thousands. Another problem is with nuclear radiation causing an extreme loss of males in the society resulting in fewer births and marriages within the region. Something the Alundra are fighting tirelessly to fix. Humans The ones who have caused numerous wars, plagues, and devastation. The humans history has never had an era of peace. Whether that be with the Alundra, the Kin or themselves. It has left them in shambles. After nuking the city of Elysium which once stood for peace. They have spun into a never ending series of battles which only erupts into more conflict. The humans vary from place to place and differing religions are spread across every region. The U.N. is known for their lack of faith and trust in each other while the Federation is decorated with thousands of forms of Gods and Goddesses. CORE never really had a faith but if one existed it would be one for the state. With political issues also igniting problems it is these differences which have caused humanity to spread itself so far apart to the brink of insanity. Shadows Will be elaborated on later. As of now not many know these exists and only rumors are beginning to spread from the northernmost part of the Federation region. Experimentals Humans, Kin or Alundra which have been tested and altered to be like elementalists. They can use powers from controlling bones and blood to water and wind. Mostly deadly they always have a major flaw which led to the U.N. ceasing to produce them but they still exist and offsring from them usually retain the powers. Sienta A very small elite group of warriors that have vowed to try and prevent the world from destroying itself. It is very secret and sacred and the leader is only barely known. (Ask to be a part of this group since it is limited.) Where you will begin... This world is very complex and has experienced drastic changes in a couple decades but this isn't all the history I have explained here. History books barely record all which has happened throughout the years and if your character has experienced something that isn't recorded then share it! This world will breathe the more detail you give it! And even the slightest things can help! Where we will start is with a group of bandits. Your character can be from any country or species. This group is planning on poisoning the water supply of the U.N. to hurt the people that live in the region and hopefully cause it to collapse with unrest. If you are of the U.N. you may be a spy or a traitor. Alliances mean little in this day or age unless your goals are aligned with a certain countries side. The leaders of this world are Lee who is the dictator of CORE followed by his generals which you may create one. The U.N. has a group of leaders which are ever changing and the Federation is thousands of leaders united by a pact agreement. The Borderlands is where most of this will take place. You can also talk and build relationships but be careful since you may be against each other in due time. I hope people like this and wish to join. Took me a while and would love to see it live. I will make an OOC soon but no one ever seems to use it :/ if you got any questions you can PM me but I hope this takes off and feel free to hijack it and create your own stories in this universe. I will try to post as often as I can and hope I can create some twists you can all enjoy. All I ask is No Mary Sue's and Gary Stu's. Some literacy(Nobody's perfect!) and it is completely fine to have more then one character! I encourage multiple characters! Hope you have fun!