Jericho: Right. And there’s you. None of the above.
Antaeus: No. I am Transcendent.
The Teragen sound ominous. Speaking as an Aberrant newb.
They used to be terrorists in the previous edition, the ones who basically gave the Aberrants their fame…
In 1st edition the Teragen was a disparate coalition of groups brought together by a nova named Divis Mal. He was probably the most powerful nova in the world, and issued a “Null Manifesto” declaring that novas are distinct from humanity, should not be subject to the laws of humanity, and ought to govern themselves. Most people who fundamentally agreed with that tack joined the Teragen. Some of them were terrorists, some of them were political radicals, some of them were just people who agreed with Mal. There wasn’t really any structure to it, and all of them did their own thing unless Divis asked for their attention, usually.
At some level I can understand and agree with the idea that Novas should govern themselves, but that’s more from a pragmatic point of view, since many Novas have enough personal power that only another Nova can actually force them to do anything.
However, there needs to be an actual government or organizing body there, where appeals can be made and justice demonstrated, as opposed to a very loose cabal of like minded people.
Counterpoint: It’s the nations of the world that are at best exploiting Novas to solve long-standing problems like crime and global pollution; at worst, they are secretly conducting horrifying medical and eugenic experiments on Novas and using them to fight proxy wars.
Like many things from White Wolf, there’s few ‘Good’ or ‘Evil’ factions in Abberant. Really, your view on the Terrigen and Project Utopia depends on your leaning towards who is right: Magneto or Professor Xavier? Both have solid, logical points; both have extreme measures that can be distasteful.
I guess the key factor that start the story this edition is not Sliders murder, but the blog post resulting from this interview…
It’s getting good!
Based upon the way Antaeus is talking about Project Utopia (T2M) Slider’s death may still be a catalyzing event to come.
Yes, what about continuity ? is this edition a reboot or does it happen after first edition ?
Can’t wait to see if the rest of the setting stuff is there such as the conspiracy against all novas. Will we also have things like the XWF? Reginofevil.com?
No XWF (since that’s now an existing wrestling federation), but we have ideas for wrestling in the Nova Age….