student of dreams
keywords: sci-fi, fantasy, cyberpunk, magical realism, religion, lgbtq+ themes, action, adventure, violence, manmade horrors beyond comprehension
inspo: fallen london, disco elysium, kill six billion demons, blades in the dark, COUNTER/WEIGHT, 17776
welcome to the world of NINEVAH, where all living life is a mistake by the gods in their pursuit of a perfect, silent, universe, all intelligent beings have rallied against the perpetual assault of the divine in a desperate bid to keep on existing in a cold, unforgiving reality that wasn’t meant for them in the first place. in a perpetual war against the creator entities termed "The Divine and Natural Order", mankind has developed and kickstarted hyper-advanced technology and employed dark unexplainable arcane arts to fight against the masses of angels and other divine forces sent to exterminate them. even though the divine cannot interfere directly with the universe they’ve created and end the war themselves, it’s still a losing battle, and the final judgement day comes closer with every minute of every hour.
NINTH HEAVEN, where the main story is set, is the populated planet closest to "The Hole", a rip in reality where angels are hypothesized to come from, and the threshold between this plane and the next. It is the last stronghold of mortaldom, the outpost at the edge of known civilization and the closest to the Frontier, the galactic warzone where the battle between life and the gods actually transpires. enter you, an off-worlder fresh off the starship from planets far beyond, stepping foot into this hell cityworld for the first and maybe the last time. this thread will chronicle your choices as you navigate through the planet-wide urban sprawl that is ninth heaven, trying not to die before you get to the end.
tl;dr mankind and just life in general was a mistake by the gods, the gods want to destroy all life, but people are like “wait no i wanna live”, millennias-long war ensues. there’s technology, there’s arcane mumbo jumbo, space opera elements, and lots of heavyhanded themes about war and what it means to be human
RULES & INTRO
hi my name is lev and i made this quest to practice my writing and improvisation skills. this is a throwaway world that i think about in my spare time that i would like to explore. if it is confusing to you or if you want to know more, hit me up and i’ll be happy to explain.
anyway, this quest will take in votes via strawpoll to avoid post bloat and help me keep track and count. feel free to comment thoughts, questions, concerns etc on this thread though — i just don’t want like. a string of posts saying nothing but “i choose x” clogging up the readability. also idk how the whole thing works and at this point i'm too afraid to ask.
secondly this quest will update sporadically (hopefully frequently?) as long as at least one person votes in the thread. i don’t expect much because quests aren’t really all that popular, but i hope people are interested enough to cast a vote, even at a slow pace. thank you for reading.