“THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN BUT THE END IS ALWAYS NEAR.” - JIM MORRISON
Ruin, like beauty, is very much relative to eye of the beholder. Few have the imagination for it — buildings sacrificed alongside lives, innovation is bathed in blood. Some see this as destruction. Others, opportunity. Therein lies Soteria: a city teeming with opportunists, surrounded by those that found that violent delights taste just as delicious as the chaos of shedding all those pesky restrictions they’d once been bound by. The rules of the world are no more, demolished with the governments that once upheld them. The citizens of Soteria stand privileged as pioneers, holding hands over whatever remains of technological advances. Beyond, Salus remains strong as the hungry and poor cherish independence more than shiny new toys and ungodly technological advances.
Between them, bitterness brews. Both factions, wholeheartedly righteous in their beliefs and values, remain at odds. Their salvation lies within their honesty, and their prayers to whatever gods might be listening serve as their sole protection in their waging, silent war. Time is the only unbiased party, fumbling tales as they are passed down and shredding the truth to ribbons far too fragile to stitch together. Their history may be lost, but one thing remains true:
Both deny fault for the state of the civilization.
The benevolent whisper about government conspiracies while those less forgiving scream in the streets that they’d deserved it, that they’d sinned to much or loved too little. Few gave up and stopped fighting, accepting the defeat and the destruction around them. The what, or how, this happened to the world that had once thrived around them can be found — the truth is there, in those whispers and screams. But it comes with a price, and that price is one that none can hope to afford.
WhatHasRisen is an OC appless group set in the sci-fi inspired city of Soteria, and post-apocalyptic outlands of Salus. The only bond left unbroken between the two are the rumors of what tore them apart.