Plot Mar 18, 2014 6:26:52 GMT 9.5
Post by TEETH on Mar 18, 2014 6:26:52 GMT 9.5
The United Health Administration does not have an exact date for the first emergence of Gft Mutation, but the year cited is always 1912. While very little was known about genetics during the era, let alone the reasons behind the sudden mutation in the infants being born with undeveloped wings, telepathy, and retractable claws, but the rumors alone provided a foundation of fear for the lives of the young soon-to-be-labeled "Gifteds". Many blamed government funded eugenicist programs, while other saw the phenomena as an act of god. These first strains of the Gft were either snatched up by private scientific communities, the government, or various religious cults. While the numbers of abnormal individuals increased they continued to occupy only a small percentage of the One Star Republic's population.
Because of the numerous disappearances among children with the Gft Mutation, many parents attempted to hide their abnormal children from the outside world. Tiny communities sprung up around such people that allowed a generation of repressed but, ultimately, "free" Gifteds to flourish, but these pockets of safety were eventually discovered and, in some instances, violently disbanded by the OSR or religious associations. Even if a Gifted child was successfully hidden until their adulthood, they were easily picked out of the job markets by the OSR and some entertainment organizations, who would set up false job interviews in order to apprehend them. In 1959 a young mother and her technopath daughter managed to hack into the OSR's database and splice together enough footage and information regarding these events to create a documentary that appalled the general public.
(Around this time the advancements in genetics, combined with the earliest studies of Gifted infants, began to show that the Gft mutation was caused by multiple insertions of six extra amino acids in the first formed chains of amino acids. The scientific community, from then on, would refer to the Gft mutation as the U6 mutation, though the name never stuck with the public.)
Thus began the first major push for Gifted civil rights. While was laid with foundations of the purest intentions, the movement was ineffective because various media corporations became the main funders of rally's, events, and pamphlets in support of "Gifted" equality. This era saw a rise in Gifteds permitted to live amongst nonGfted, their assimilation was highly controlled by both the government and the entertainment industry, and while most Gifted children were no longer being swept from hospital rooms and taken to seedy labs for testing, there was still a disconnect between nonGfteds and Gifteds. The former, of course, remained blissfully unaware of the new paths mapped out for their powered brethren, while Gifteds themselves were either forced into government military jobs or picked up by the entertainment industry. Many nonGfteds considered these predestined lifestyles as blessings, rather than controlled servitude.
Ennui Uni was founded in 1962 by a handful of wealthy and enraged parents of Gifted children and remained untouched by the outside world until it was bought over by the OSR in 1986. It's vision is to soften the view Gifteds have of both their inventible futures by educating them with others like them and under the care of teachers who had already gone through the governmental system and emerged happy and unscathed. The campus is funded and maintained by Star Entertainment, the mother company of most media sub companies, who receive their choice of future Gifted entertainers at the end of each graduation, with the unclaimed disturbed into government/military jobs. While Ennui does not protect it's students from their eventual oppressors, it is seen as a privilege to be trained and cared for by them and is sought after by most parents of Gifted children.
But the balance of power is shifting. An altruistic Gifted cult called TRIFECT is on the rise and seeks to infiltrate the peaceful illusion of Ennui by seeding some of its most loyal youth into halls of the school, while a violent rogue military operation known only as The Facade is attempting to eliminate or obtain the school's inhabitants by force. Caught between these powerful factions, the students must decide their alliances: to their fellow Gifteds, to their school, to the OSR, to the TRIFECT, or solely to themselves.