And So It Begins…Afloat? Adventures in a New Digital World!
Humanity. For over hundreds of years, they have grown more intelligent, stronger, and wiser? Well some might argue with the latter statement however one has to admit that humanities advancements in technology have truly helped them evolve to new heights. During the start of the technological boom of the late 90s, they probably never thought they’d make anything more impressive then the internet. Little did they know, humanity always finds away. They always find away…
Skip about fifty or so years into the future and you’d be amazed what you’ll find. Conflicts and wars popped up, and sizzled away in given time. Cures for certain diseases came in just as new ones were discovered. Even the unthinkable happened. The internet had been surpassed, the future is now!
The Interconnected Cyber Space Metropolis or, ICSM for short, is the internet taken to a more physical level. This platform was created by a bunch of eggheads, some of the most intellectually gifted people in the world. It took a total of thirty years to even get off the ground until a fresher, younger pack came to finish what was started. The platform has been upgrading throughout the years until it’s reach this point today. With a headset one can transfer a data image of themselves that allows for interaction within a digital environment. Need to try on those nice pair of shoes before you buy? You can now! Want to see how product works before the purchase? Easily done. Over these past few years’ people have gotten so enamored with the experience that they have supply started dubbing the ICSM, Metropolis.
To go along with this advancement, humanity had to move pass the basic ideals of the cellular phone and move on to Linkers. These deceives have all the same functions and more, allowing people to make configurations based off one’s own style and personal needs. They all have a holographic display which you can operate by touching icons to access various applications. Along with that to further personalize your experience you could also buy Wizards that come in basic models or custom. But…Why such a lame name such as Linkers…Well computer scientist has never been known for creative names, but the basic idea come from what brought them together. Connections! That was the whole idea behind the Metropolis. To bring the world together. To keep advancing!
They knew however that not everyone was going to share the ideals they had. Hackers began to run ramped, throughout the Metropolis, using tricks and schemes to get whatever they wanted. This is why a law was passed that all Metropolis users needed to appear just as they are in real life. There are some expectations, such as Role-Playing games and privately own servers however. This made the governments of the world come to an agreement they need some kind of balance. That is where the creation of Savers came in. They are individuals that have the ability and authority to force programs or systems to deviate from there intended function however choose to use that ability to help the common people. The have to get certifications for the job, and since it’s a job they expect some kind of payment for services.
Hackers are quite the troublesome bunch. They somehow were able to do what was thought impossible at the time. That being, Viruses. At these were very simple codes that had no will of their own. However, over the years they have grown in size and intellect, with some people saying that these are nothing but myth created to scare the populous. These “myths” however seem to be popping up more frequently which have put some people on edge for how dangerous they can be. In fact, the common people have no idea that this is the sign of something big being set in motion. Among these common people are a few individuals’, young people that were about to be within the center of this event.
They world had no idea what was coming. These young few had no idea about what the world has in store for them…
Within the city like structure of the ICSM, lines of digital code began flying about throughout the sky. It was another day within this otherworldly plain of existence. Business men were having important meetings within the walls of a private chatroom. Deals were being made that would change the very structure of how people view the world. However, this story isn’t about them.
Then you have the trendy young adults that are leading their nations towards a different future. For now, they are simply having fun and enjoying their youth. Taking life one day at a time. Soon they’ll be the ones within those business suits or owning a business, or working some kind of nine to five, taking care of their families. The individuals that will continue where older people left off. Even still, this story isn’t about them.
Yes, this story is about a group of kids, still figuring out their place in this world. What they like, who the like. What they hate, who they hate. What to do, what to wear, what to say, and what to play. They’re still finding their own identities and place in this world. This story is about them, but specifically about a select few that were a bit more special then you’d think. Those kids are about to make history. This story is about them!
Center Hub, Japan, 3:00 PM
Each nation has a specific Center Hub that people can gather at any place or time. The USA and Germany for example have different cultures that is reflected within their Center Hub. Today however was a special day for a certain county and they were willing to share it to the world. Japan was celebrating the annual Coming of Age festival for their upcoming youth entering adulthood. This was a common thing for over the last decade. Nations allowing other nations to partake a little bit into their culture to promote connections, ties to one another. While you’re not allowed to enter all the activities you can still dress up in kimono and play games. On the fairgrounds while people were detracted by the attractions, little did they know that their digital pockets were getting lighter. A spread out group of shady individuals were walking away from the commotion, each with a snarky grin ear to ear. Almost escaping those grins would soon turn upside-down.
“LOCKDOWN!” A voice screamed from the crowed. The group of pickpocket were shocked as now their logout access had been blocked. “Hehe, thought you could get away huh?” A dark haired young man walked for out a confused crowd looking on. “I can smell when someone’s up to no good!” He pointed thumb toward his chest with a proud smirk. “That’s why the call me the Cyberhound!”
“Damn! Let’s get moving!” One of the shady bunch yelled, ordering the others to start moving. Bursting out into a frantic run, the dark haired young man followed suit.
“Run if you like but you’re not getting away!” He pulled out his Linker, ready to take action.
“Yeah Right! Try this out!” One of the bunch spun around and throw some kind a sphere at the man of action. Hitting him, the sphere opened up as a digital vile that surrounded him that changed into a cage like shape.
“Damn!” He throws a punch but did no damage. “This is a firewall!...”
“Ha! Later punk!” The group continued their escape, however little did they know what was coming to them. As the dark haired young began his escape, trying to crack his way out of the cage. A few individuals were looking on.
And they were about to take matters into their own hands.
South of the Center Hub, Japan, 3:30
While commotion was going on within the center hub, another completely different type of event was taking place within a large arena. Here today a special event was being held for a World Wide fantasy MMO that was becoming quite the phenomenon. In order to register for this event a select few had to go on hell of a quest that was not for the faint of heart. If you have made it in however you have the chances to win rare prizes and in heavy amount of game currency if you are able to complete the event.
“Good afternoon everyone! It’s me, Maia you’re Grand Fate Waver, here to tell you all that we have quite the event in store for you today!” A young peppy MC was smiling happily from to box office. “Due to this event being held within the land of rising sun, we have alerted the event slightly to fit in with the ceremony!” She held her palm out towards a grand door, opening up with a huge cage pushing out from the shadows. Inside the cage held an eastern styled dragon that had the most beautiful red scales that sparkled like gems. “The main goal for this event is to take down this mighty beast in any way possible, but there is a catch!...” Suddenly the cage that was holding the beast was smashed apart, with effects raining down on the arena. The dragon began to fly, circling the arena until something, or should I say someone caught his attention. Flying down towards the crowed stands he grabbed a little elfin girl with a grab of his claws. “Not only are you take down the beast but someone else can claim the prize of rescuing the captive. Here’s the treat however! If you’re able to accomplish both you’ll be given double your prizes!” The crowd went crazy at this point, letting their excitement echo throughout the stadium.
“Slay the Dragon! Slay the Dragon!”
The few that were able to complete the challenging quest were preparing their weapons. Among them are some of those young people that will change this world, what would they do?
“Right! Begin in…3…2…1!...Fight!”
Edited by DeSoulWolf, 10 November 2016 - 12:13 PM.