WHERE AM I? IS THIS WENDYS?
THE WORLDThe year is 2052. The world has been at total peace and peoples all round the globe are prospering. Most nations dissolved to form the Federation of The Free World. The world has been on this path to perfection for 10 years now, ever since The Ubiquitary Equinox. Since then the idea of war seems like a thing of the past, and technology has advanced leaps beyond what was once thought possible. Medicine has progressed to the point where even problems that occur within DNA itself can be rectified and fixed. Even the mass amount of environmental issues that plagued the world before the Equinox have all but disappeared.
THE UBIQUITARY EQUINOX
The Ubiquitary Equinox was a worldwide event that occurred on 7/15/42. At first it was classified as a catastrophe, but that title was soon stripped away from it. The first part of the Equinox was the apparent disappearance of the sun. For a whole 24 hours, the sky was entirely blackened, and all of humanity rightly panicked, describing the event as the end of the world. Those 24 hours of darkness could only be described as anarchy and hysteria. After the end of those 24 hours light returned to the world, though it wasn't quite the same. Strangely, time zones had ceased to exist as every part of the world seemed to share the same day night cycle. Beyond that, the sun bathed the world now in a pale pink glow. The event was beyond explanation, but for whatever reason, nobody even bothered to look into it. After this, humanity begun to work together to rectify their issues so they may work towards progressing into the future. It was as if conflict itself was taken out of everyone's minds.
The day in which the thread starts will be the 10 year anniversary of The Ubiquitary Equinox, and The Equinox Festival is well underway. Having begun a day prior, this holiday established by the Federation of The Free World marks the day in which the world changed forever and celebrates all of the progress that has been made since then. Humanity worldwide gathers at significant landmarks and celebrates with food, drink, and games.
TECHNOLOGYTechnology in the Federations new world is quite advanced. High speed travel has been perfected to such a point that one could travel across the world in a matter of seconds through the usage of teleportation technology. Mechanical body enhancement and intelligence microchips, while easily accessible by the general public, are by no means mandatory. Physical screens are considered to by obsolete in the face of the holographic counterparts. The only technological advancement that is yet to be made is dedicated space travel, though it also seem people don't have much of a desire to explore beyond our planet anymore.
Modern medicine has removed the issue of things such as birth defects, cancer, and hereditary problems. Disease has been eradicated entirely and what was once dangerous sicknesses can be cured with a simple pharmaceutical treatment. Mental health has been entirely eliminated in the eyes of the public, and for most that is the truth. Since the Equinox, facilities for mental health help have all been forgotten, now relics of the past.
Not much is known about the veil. Even the very few that are able to consciously traverse it never have any memory of it. The veil is only accessible in ones dreams, and serves as the gateway between Othercide and Reality. In term of its contents, The Veil is a incredibly foggy and flat landscape, and most noticeably is the velvety grey floor that bends under the weight of ones footsteps. A pale glow is the only source of light in The Veil, barely penetrating the dense fog and throwing long shadows around all inside. Unconscious bodies are not uncommon in the veil, with limbs often tied down into the veil's velvety floor itself. There is no sound in The Veil, not that anyone would hear you there anyways.
Even those who are able to move through The Veil will never see the way through the fog into the world of Othercide. Thus far, the veil has yet to be breached, and every conscious person to visit it has wandered aimlessly through it only to be ejected back into reality without a single memory of their journey.
OTHERCIDEThe Othercide is a strange and unexplained land. Bizzare creatures roam its lands and the landscape itself warps itself around without regard to physics or logic. There are countless unique landscapes in The Otherside, each with its own inhabitants. As more is discovered about Otherside, I will update this description.
THE RECLAIMED FIELDS.The Reclaimed Fields serves as the entryway into Othercide. Being as close to The Veil as the fields are, it shares a couple similarities with the foggy limbo. The most obvious similarity is the fog that envelops the field. While not quite as thick as the fog in The Veil, it still blots out the sky and obscures the path forward. There is nary a sound in The Reclaimed Fields save for the rustling of flowers blown adrift by the warm, comfortable wind that occasionally blows through. The land is tranquil and covered in red flowers resembling roses, with the main difference being a lack of thorns. The ground has a strange softness to it, and it is get lost laying among the roses for hours. Apart from the vast expanses of greenery, there is also ruined pieces of humanities past scattered across it. From rusted gramophones to crumbled homes, The Fields is covered in old junk from a different time, begging the question of how it got there.
(Of course, if you have any questions about the lore or setting, feel free to DM me and ask or ask OOC.)