Amidst the rubble of a war not long past, the stars seek to raise a new generation. Blessed with celestial powers that have begun to make their reappearance, the Gifted are individuals whose shoulders the future of the city rests on. Will you overthrow the dysfunctional government or work to keep it in power? Or will you undermine the whole game and play to your own advantage? No matter your motives, Hyperion is yours to shape.
With the star signs came the Gifted. The government of Hyperion waged a pointless war against its citizens for decades, before ultimately succumbing to the organizations that rose against it. Without an enemy, these organizations in turn fell upon one another, submerging the city in a pool of blood. When the battles ended, no victor remained.
Time has passed. The city of Hyperion has slowly rebuilt itself, and the Gifted live amongst normal humans. It is a tense and temporary peace, however. Those with power will always be corrupted, and as Hyperion begins to flourish once more, so too do the Gifted, the wars of the past as distant as the stars above. As the star signs awaken, Hyperion may find itself on the brink of bloodshed.
The year is 2017. Around fifty years ago, the government of Hyperion slowly began to leash its Gifted citizens. What began as simple identification in the name of preventing discrimination slowly transformed into a chain. At first, Gifted were segregated, shuffled into the furthest districts. However, with time came further restrictions; Gifted were too dangerous, too volatile, too prone to "bad eggs", the belief stemming from the overwhelming idea that power corrupted.
In response to a city that was quickly turning its back on some of its most vulnerable people, organizations began to form. At first, they were seen as a necessary evil, lobbying for more rights, more goods, more acknowledgement of just how human they were. But much as the government's hold had tightened, so too did the organizations' threat to the very city that housed them. At last, those believing Gifted to be better than their human counterparts went to war with society, willing to carve out a new city from the broken carcass of their former home.
The furthermost districts were ruined in fighting, Districts 11 and 12 falling before the terrible might of the Gifted's powers and the government's weaponry. District 13 was engulfed in never-ending flame, the power's wielder hoping to quell the horrific bloodshed and force the government's surrender. He was killed the next day, and the battle continued to rage.
The city would finally see a ceasefire in 2001, the government a shell of its former self; the organizations were eradicated, ripping each other apart in their desperate need to control the city. The government would resume command, but it is a tenuous, delicate hold. There are rumblings of a society formed within the government, prepared to strike should the Gifted show themselves once more.
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