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It is during Carnival that the team arrives. The station is Escher-like in construction. Still, the vast size of Paradiso shows only the faintest curvature to the horizon. Paradiso is capitalism on synthetic growth hormones. Everything moves, animated hologram touts bark from stores nearly indistinguishable from their real counterparts. Meanwhile, literal giants loom over the entire city, adds floating in the middle of everything like market-ready clouds.
Paradiso is a fine machine designed to part the client from their cash and have them thank the Corp for the service. The characters have come to meet a man named Milo, a Corporate who has the aforementioned salvage job for them.
Mondo Babylon is modelled on piecemeal ideas about what humanity was like. There are steam engines and diesel-punk galore, but it all mixes with fashions seen thousands of years after space travel was discovered. No one from Earth, if any of that race were left, would recognize a definite time period for the decor. Chairs are made of a transparent polymer that molds to the user, and the bar is a floating slab of lucite carved with the entire text of an ancient human religious book no one can now decipher.
It is at once a wonder and an affront to the species which birthed everyone who exists today. The Carnival holiday which honours them is also about as commercial as it gets.
The Corp has made fortunes selling trinkets, costumes, themed dinnerware-anything and everything they can tie-in to Carnival. Mondo Babylon is a collection of iconic bits of Human history tossed into a blender and Jackson Pollocked on the wall. Two large Legion doormen discourage anyone from trying to sneak inside.
As GM, impart the chaos, frivolity and sheer energy of Mondo Babylon. The walls are all windows and are vaguely soft to the touch. From outside, the crew sees people dancing, gambling and drinking on each of the three levels. The first floor is devoted to gambling, where giant wheels spin iterations of Roulette, and games involve oddly shaped geometric cards.
Most of the croupiers are real people, while the dancers, on the second floor, are holograms. Picture a modern club pumped to Drinks glow, and the staff all have beauty enhancements. However, everyone is also in a costume tonight-a Venetian festival of epaulettes and masks, capes and long-beaked plague doctors.
Milo is in the club at a reserved table. On the third and final floor is an entertainment complex. This is where live acts can be found - lounge singers, aerialists and holographic imagineers. The lounge singers hover somewhere between those found at the dusty end of an airport bar and opera singers.
Make the most of it.
A Psychology or Conversation Skill Roll of 12 will recognize this. Half his face bathed in blue electrons from a vid screen and half in shadow, Milo looks posed as he slouched faux-casual in his reserved booth. His eyes are sharp, sliding over the crowd and instantly judging them, as if he could read their credit scores by remote.
Come to think of it, maybe he can. Milo says the following: Feel free to paraphrase. Of course, that was still when you were with the Corporation. Still, a little self-imposed downsizing never ended a good business relationship, did it? Your companions look equally But enough with the pleasantries, we are men of business.
Time is money, eh, Lucas? And time is very much of the essence. It seems something fortuitous has come out of the Monopoly belt - a ship of no small value.
Nephilim, by the reports, an ancient ship from the war. Milo is a habitually smoking Corporate who the players have dealt with previously. Dealing with Milo and most Corps, is like dealing with a smiling, friendly shark. While he works for the Corporation, he does not say exactly what he does. His card merely says: Consultant. Think of the salvage value, the basic patents that might be found aboard. Most of that bio-technology has long since been lost.
As the PCs work their way from the first to second level, they may notice, if they pass a Awareness Skill Roll of 14, that a Corp at the bar is watching them. Whether he is freelance or not it unknown.
Corps speak money and, while not its own language as such, might as well be. Value added, projected profit vectors and stock values pepper the conversation.
Only Lucas has much of a chance of negotiating a good deal for the crew. Otherwise, Milo is going to low-ball them in such a way that they wind up with stock options that hold little value.
All that can be covered with a Wealth Skill Roll if you like. Within Aeternum the souls of the dead do not lie still. When a human dies, their soul will rise from their body as a green ghost of their former selves.
After the briefest pause, that soul will either ascend into the sky or crawl down beneath the ground. The people of the infinite city live their lives under the shadow of a disturbing revelation; the vast majority of souls do not ascend. Many try to live by rules which will deter the descent of their souls, but no clear path has ever been found.
Traumatised by the implication of their fate, most citizens of Aeternum choose to ignore the notion of souls altogether in an attempt to maintain their sanity. Despite their self-denial, the city is at a breaking point, caught between two mighty forces and their own weaknesses.
With no resources of their own the people live by the whims of Celestials, immortal beings of golden light who follow their own private agendas. Many do not see the Celestials as saviours, they cast them as jailors.
Worse still are the vile Fiends, bestial creatures of nightmarish design, born from the evils of mankind. Fiends seduce, corrupt and destroy all that they influence. More troubling than the existence of these two great powers is the knowledge that the Fiends come from below, where most souls go, and the Celestials come from above.
The people of Aeternum are mere bystanders. The Tethered, an order of undying champions, have stepped forward to guide and protect humanity.
The early Tethered chose man over Celestials, Fiends, and worldly motivations. They strived to ensure that the people of Aeternum can live long, fruitful lives, giving them time to find a way for their souls to ascend. While the Tethered still advocate this grand ideal, their numbers and resources have dwindled, forcing them to loosen their entry requirements more and more with each passing year. The task of the Tethered is not a simple one. When night falls and the city's gaslights spring to life, the worst elements of man and Fiend alike are laid bare.
The struggle is endless for the Tethered. The people of Aeternum are eager to look away from their woes, and gratitude for the Tethered's task is rare.
Still, the Order pursues its goals relentlessly. Features of Aeternum's rules: Based on the Fragged Empire rule system: medium crunch, 3d6, classless, etc… Simplified rules that are suitable for both long and short games. GMs are encouraged to not hold back. New Drive Complication system: PCs are rewarded for pursuing their characters' goals and acting in accordance to their personality. New Suspense Roll system where passing a Skill Roll may come with a cost perceiving and understanding too much may be detrimental to your sanity.
New Combat Momentum system: characters will build momentum points as they fight, and may spend them to boost their damage. Simplified Healing system: ongoing Attribute damage plays a less significant role.
Fragged Aeternum Character Sheets. The cry sounded at the gates of Stronghold and was carried through the streets by joyful faces eager to spread the good news. The people came out of their homes slowly, wary of some trickery, but the words seemed to be true. The scouts had returned. The Archdruid, their tormentor, was dead. Stronghold was, for the first time in a generation, free. The people of Stronghold couldn't believe it. They had suffered under the threat of the Archdruid and the siege of his army for so long, the relief was palpable.
Mary wrapped her arms around her children and held them tight to her chest, hot tears of relief streaming down her cheeks.
One of her children asked, apprehensively. Akharon is a world scarred by war and overflowing with monsters, where so much has been lost, waiting to be reclaimed by those bold enough to set foot outside of Akharon's last bastion, Stronghold. It is a world besieged by malevolent forces who channel the planet's own dark magic and strange otherworldly creatures with malicious intent.
It is a world where death and mystery wait around every corner, behind every tree, in every rocky crag.