This setting is part of the iVerse continuum.
Despite humanity’s pessimism, in Dark Futures, humans establish communication with another life form and find evidence of civilizations on mars and beyond. There is a philosophical revolution for a while, but the emergence of corporate giants out of the technology age of the 21st century gets in the way of dealing with the aliens… we alienate the aliens in a corporate attempt to improve our trade position with them and the governments and corps begin to wage a war of espionage on each other. Armageddon is narrowly averted and the aliens we came in contact with pull back – as if from a feral dog. Humans have a diaspora, following the aliens into a region of space where they have learned to live together with some regard and peace. Eventually the home world system of human kind are lost, due to war and calamity within humankind.
The greatest discovery the aliens provide (and regret) is astro navigation (warp) using astro Lay lines to move.
Encryption technology privatizes the world, governments begin to waver. Rise of corporations. Tesla technology takes off.
governments gain power, all is provided, intellectual growth is retarded; corporations sponsor migrations off world; exploitation of system resources by corps; depression is common, populations shrink.
Colonies to mine some of the larger gas giants for resources, willing to trade. Corps start a war, attack outsiders, drive them off.
Mankind isolated by outsiders for corp actions for 300 years
Science rears up again and man begins climb from intellectual stagnation and population declines; Terra vigorously pursues regaining control of corp sponsored colonies and terran space. Corps begin to send ships farther, Rise of terran hegemony (call SOL hegemony by some).
The many moons and resource rich and diverse materials of the saturnian sphere has produced a multitude of small sovereign national claims, banded together in a confederacy.
No longer the hu of human activity, the terran government is still one of the most powerful and resource rich. It has the largest trade in tourism of any of the human habitations.
Various religions groups that feel earth was bed of corruption/”sin”, and off worlders are chosen. As soon as everyone is off earth god will reveal himself again. also, that alien contact was god manifesting himself.
have a large sect, cult and church presence
a group of neo-templar/masonic psychic warriors bent on the uplifting of man and destruction of the corporate giants. they are rumored to have a secret fortress on earth
Warfare / Non-Interference
© Dark Frontiers 2005 (designed by Kelly Berger and Larry James)