And Then There Was Life....

Submitter: Derendel
Description: The Starswarm project was a success. Humanity tossed thousands of tiny microbots at a near light speed toward a terraformable planet. The machines forged an advanced base and grew bodies for the minds of the new colonists. As the first digital copies of minds arrive they find a world wracked by ongoing terraforming, barely explored by their machines, and destiny to write. Unfortunately the world they leave behind has just begun a viscious ideological war over the great social concerns of the day. The loyalties and beliefs of the international team are divided. The majority cut ties to an increasingly irrational earth and set themselves to construction of this new world, but others plot to extend the Terran Hegemony. In the meantime there is the natural life to deal with and the strange hive-like inhabitants.

Cultural Organization

Biologically driven social structures, etc. "I am a citizen of the Northeastern Regurgitation Cycle"

Social Conditions

The society is in the midst of a complete overthrow of existing structures. Ex.: French Revolution, Chinese Cultural Revolution

Society has achieved only minimal control over the physical environment, and it poses a significant threat in day-to-day life.
Modified: Wildland

Tech Level

Antimatter power, artificial gravity, slow FTL radio, nerve pistol, superheavy combat armor, disruption beam, genericillin, genetic engineering of complex mental traits, creation of new species from scratch
Interstellar (TL 10)

Narrative Emphasis

Travel, Do-gooding, searching for wealth and excitement

Reality Style

Larger-than-life characters facing epic challenges


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