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PostSubject: Background   Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:55 am

The year is 2049, and society has advanced considerably, although not in the way most have imagined. Due to the Soviet Union's dissolution in 1991, the revival of Imperial Russia seemed imminent, even though it took more than thirty years. After that Empire had been reconstructed, it proceeded to conquer all of the smaller countries surrounding it, then finally moving on to most of Western Europe. Led by a Sergei Monomakh, only England, France, Spain, Portugal and Germany remain independent from the New Imperial Russia.
Technology has advanced beyond our imagining, this new era ushered in by the creation of a machine simply dubbed The Engine. The Engine is a complicated machine which analyzes its user's abilities. Based on these, the user is granted extraordinary abilities, based solely on their individual specialties. For instance, should one gifted with technology enter the Engine, they would emerge as a technopath. Of course, this sort of situation could turn out anyway, as each facet of the user's personality, even the most seemingly inapplicable, are considered when the user's inner abilities are tapped.
The original Engine was built by a Frenchman, but soon was a victim of world-wide acclaim. Constructing, maintaining, and using Engines became a new type of science, and one of the most highly desired of jobs. Soon enough, each major country had an Engine, and, as was inevitable, it became a weapon of war; to transform soldiers into super-humans. However, although the Engine is a machine built by man, there are still many things not known about it. Such as the many dangers, and the proper use, of an Engine.
If one who used an Engine was of a weak consitution, they died. If the user possessed no desirable abilities for which the Engine to tap into, they died. If the user was too young, they either died or were a victim of frightening side-effects.
Soon enough, rumors of war began to spread over the internet, and the U.S. reacted by setting up a program known to the government as Project 451, and to those apart of it formally as Locus Eruditio. The program consisted of three stages:
One--Capture: In which subjects are apprehended and entered into the program for training. Usually before age 15, as it is generally considered the youngest age to be sent through the Engine. Subjects are outstanding children who have shown talent in any set of abilities. Thus begins stage two.
Two--Training: Depending on the age, the subject is trained in their skills, then sent through the Engine. If they do not die, they are progressed onto stage three.
Three--Post-Engine: The subject continues training until entry into the U.S. Engine Corps.
After almost twenty years, it seems as though Locus Eruditio maybe finally be implemented, as a new, more ambitious Czar has taken the throne, and war has broken out between Germany and Russia.

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PostSubject: Re: Background   Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:20 am

What would happen if someone entered the engine, didn't die, but also didn't seem to have any "powers" from it?

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PostSubject: Re: Background   Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:26 pm

Well, they would come out with powers of some sort. If you don't emerge with powers, it's because you're dead. If someone emerged appearing to have no powers, then that's probably their power, to be resistant to technology or something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Background   Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:32 pm

Are we trying to keep the powers in a realistic realm or does it not matter? Like can I teleport or like turn into a fish or is this too unrealistic for this type of RP?

Also can we have a template for someone who wasn't part of Locus Eruditio but still got enginedafied? Or is this not possible?

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PostSubject: Re: Background   Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:58 am

Yes, is Determinator's suggestion possible?

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PostSubject: Re: Background   Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:45 am

That basically answered my question. thanks. But not really...

What would the operators do with the person who came out appearing to have no powers? Run test? Release them? Keep them for a time? What would they do?

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PostSubject: Re: Background   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:33 am

@Determinator, as long as the powers correspond to your talents, then it's cool. But.... if you think it's completely out there, just ask me first :D

And as for someone who is Enginadified, but not part of Locus Eruditio, it would depend on whether or not they were a part of a foreign Engine Program, or something like an AWOL Locus Eruditio. If you specify which one, I can make a template. (*Edit*-*John*: I think they meant if you developed the powers naturally, since I assumed this was possible, but maybe not.)

@John, well, they would probably run some tests, and if even if then nothing showed up, then they would probably enter you into some other military program, or kill you, as Locus Eruditio is a classified program.
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