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Sun 14 Feb 2021
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About the world

This game takes place in Amsterdam, in February 2021. Basically everything is the same as in the world as you know it (minus Corona :P), with one notable difference: the supernatural exists. This is a fact most of you were unaware of until a few months ago, and as your employer STASIS is trying to adjust to this new information and the new opportunities it brings.

At the start of the game, the existence of the supernatural is still kept a secret from the world at large.

What you all know now is the following. Until the fairly recent past, the supernatural and humans lived together on earth. There has always been an imbalance: in the early years of mankind the supernatural reigned supreme with Gods and monsters. Then, at some point, this balance shifted towards mankind. The supernatural became the hunted as the subjects of the crusades, inquisition, and witch hunts.
In the 19th century scholars made a number of discoveries with regards to the life source of the supernatural (anima) and belief. Belief fuelled the supernatural, made it stronger. Thus, order, science and law made it weaker. From that moment, a concerted effort was made to reduce belief in the supernatural, with great effect.

At some point during the interbellum in the 1930s a ceasefire was agreed upon. The result of this ceasefire was the Covenant of Brissac. The covenant stipulated that any supernatural being still present on earth would be allowed to relocate to a parallel version of earth, called Terra II. For a time, gateways were kept open between the two worlds and travel between them was possible for those who knew how (government officials, mages, supernatural beings). After several incidents and rising extremism on both sides, however, the gateways were closed permanently in 1937. Any human remaining on Terra II would live out their life there. Any supernatural remaining on Terra I was allowed to stay under strict oversight of government agencies. That was supposed to have been the end of it.

And it was. For nearly a hundred years, supernatural activity on Terra 1 has been minimal. This changed in November 2020, when a supernatural creature showed from Terra II up in Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. The being didn't speak any language known to humans. More worryingly: they hadn't come through any of the closed portals that were scattered throughout the world.

After some time it was found out that Undecimus had no idea how they'd come to be here as well. They indicated that something bad was happening in Terra II. The various supernatural races had united under the banner of one Red Prince and were preparing an invasion of Terra I.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:25, Sun 14 Feb 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 3 posts
Sun 14 Feb 2021
at 20:57
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