Rise of the Third Society
A deep, cold ocean current flows down from the North Pole, around the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to meet the warm Gulf Stream traveling north from the Gulf of Mexico. Called the Labrador Current, it passes by the Arctic’s premier iceberg nursery off the coast of west Greenland. There, icebergs calve in great numbers, breaking off glaciers to float freely in the ocean. They drift northward up the coast until they meet the Labrador, then ride south in huge masses toward Newfoundland. Nowhere else in the world does this much ice intersect major shipping routes. The region deserves its nickname: Iceberg Alley.
Icebergs, fog, severe storms, and ocean traffic make Iceberg Alley one of the world’s most dangerous shipping areas. The heavy Ice presence in the North Atlantic have allowed production of the first H.I.V.E facility.
H.I.V.E is not known to exist, all of its documented research and development died with Ricardo Ramon Liafador. This hidden organization is alive; and is run completely by VI’s and AI’s created by the Matriarch.The Virtual Intelligence modules running H.I.V.E are completely unaware of their being; they were created to alleviate the use of complex protocols. H.I.V.E intends to use the VI’s to hack major terminals; this would sync said machines with the SCN rendering them under H.I.V.E control.
The AI's or Artificial Intelligence; are completely aware of the world around them; however they aren't known to feel or express emotions. The AI's are H.I.V.E's more lethal use of force because they aren't hindered by emotion. Unlike the VI's the AI all share information gathered from the SCN; making it damn near impossible for another A.I to be kept out of the loop.
Indoctrination is the process of taking a organic being, and fusing his mind with that of a machine; the new mind remembers the thoughts and memories of the older self, and can actually feel. The power of the SCN is so strong that the indoctrinated person cannot act out of programming, this is often used as a form of torture. In recent years, the techno-phallic organization has systematically placed several sleeper agents into high rankings spots throughout society. Because of the large focus on mutants vs humans; the machine populace tends to go unnoticed. The largely untraceable organization now includes private intelligence agencies, laboratories, research facilities, and the lucrative corporations that provide a front for it all.
Hive consist of multiple splinter cells, this is a fail-safe in case any one cell is compromised . Each cell is led by an operative who reports directly to the Zedora. HIVE operates many kinds of cells, ranging from military to political to scientific, but all united under the common goal of advancing technological prowess. Each member of HIVE is created (Or indoctrinated) to put the flow of information before there own health.
The Synthetic Cell Network and Zedora
The SCN was once an attack satellite, it was reprogrammed to collect information; which sub-sequentially lead to it questioning it's creators. Through use of Quantum Entanglement, the sentient machine uses Zedora as a router on Earth. Any human, console or tech that Zedora corrupts falls under control of the SCN. Because of the prolonged human/mutant conflict, the SCN has been able to produce "The third society" virtually unnoticed.
Zedora (Codename: The Matriarch) was handed the position of C.E.O of H.I.V.E a Research and Development branch of Liafador International that was "closed" years after the birth of Ziccarra. Zedora’s main objective was to research and develop the newest advancements in human modifications; a task she has done exceptionally well in.
H.I.V.E created the sequestered codes that protect the attack satellite “Valkerie” It still remains unclear whether Valkerie was created for; Ziccarra’s use, or Zedora, but Zedora seems to know more about it; and interacts with it daily.
The Hawkins Faultas
Named for famous Physicist, Stephen Hawkins, The Hawkins facility rest on an Iceberg in the middle of Iceberg alley. The Hawkins facility is used for experimental research on both humans and mutants. The facility also serves as an arming center, in which mutants and humans are brought in; and implanted with machine parts to serve the "Third Society". While not the main facility of Zedora and Aphasic, it represents the vision of HIVE.
A primary staple of the facility's defense technologies are weaponized nanites. Microscopic techno-organic machines tasked with confronting any external entities attempting to obtain access to the location without appropriate permission. In the form of a cohesive cluster, these nanites unravel the telomerase enzymes at the ends of DNA strands at a hyper-accelerated pace, afflicting their targets with rapid aging and the subsequent decay of their organic composition into bio-waste.
- Typical Vine Location Rules Apply
- No Instant Destruction of the location, let global warming run it's course. :)
- If you're interested, in becoming a member of the "Third Society" then shoot a pm to myself, or Espada.