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This is an old revision of HeroesMmoTimeline made by ConradWong on 2015-10-28 20:16:14.

 

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The world of Mu Factor shadows the near-future real world in which this story is set, similar to the way that actual comic book publishers like DC and Marvel pattern their worlds after reality. The conceit is, after all, that players get to be powerful mutants in a world similar to their own, rather than a world so different that they have no baseline for comparison. It minimizes the amount of lore that must be taught to new players.


Refugees flee the oppressive Kadinen Empire but their starship goes off course into a never-before explored part of the galaxy. They are forced to crash land onto a small blue world orbiting a yellow star, Earth. They splash down into coastal waters and evacuate, but their ship soon sinks beyond recovery. Lacking technology, they decide to settle down with the native hominids.


Genetic engineering is on the rise. It is now possible to screen and eliminate a wide range of congenital diseases in the womb.

The Garden of Eden foundation attempts to use genetics to create 'protohumans', reverse-engineering gene fragments shared by nearly all humans. One of the configurations of these fragments is what comes to be called the Mu gene. A number of prospective parents volunteer to raise the protohuman candidates as their own; the foundation provides stipends and scholarships.

Humanity expands slowly into space. The Bellwether asteroid is brought into Earth orbit, and used as the foundation of a skyhook system to ease the cost of space launches.


The mutants that would be eventually called Athena and Zeus enter their teens around the time of the Ecoclysm, a massive upheaval of the Earth that rocks the foundations of human civilization. Their powers trigger as they attempt to save those around them.

TODO(lynx) - continue from here. I should figure out what their powers are.
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