Well, regarding Note 2 ... I dunno, I'm not a fan of unique snowflake syndrome myself, but is there no room for the good old human error? People screw things up all the time, perhaps even intentionally. Maybe some scientist threw their own twist into the ones they 'started' and manipulated the test results?
This is why it's remotely possible. If almost entirely unheard of. There would be safe guards put into place to prevent this. Such as multiple doctors being in charge of the modification over the course of development. However something could have gone wrong after the three months. Basically... What I'm getting at is if we have one
person who wants to play a Nephilim with some strange minor spawning abnormality that's fine. However not every Nephilim player could have such a quirk... It just isn't that common.
Alternatively, she could have been one of the first creations that were later deemed insufficient after the process came out of beta-testing?
You're talking like... Pre-Eve? That would not be possible no. All projects prior to Eve were terminated either during the creation phase or after birth. Eve is the first and only from that generation. The next generation would be those born when mentioned in the time line. This would also be the generation most ideal for a character with some sort of flaw. Though the technology was well developed at this point, this was it's first use on multiple people at the same time.
... I'm getting the impression that civilians might also have the procedure done in exchange for funds, so I could just go that route instead if I'm right?
If I'm understanding what you mean by this, grown civilians could have their genetic structure altered to make them superior? No. At least it is not available to the public. That isn't to say that it can not be done, however...dun dun dun, plot point
When grown civilians want changes they do it through Bio-Cybertech. This tech allows them to do things even Nephilim can't naturally do and is a "superior" version of self-upgrading but is "unnatural" and not cheap.
Actually, that poses a question in general. Unless I'm forgetting a paragraph (to be fair, it's a lot of information!), I didn't recall seeing anything about how being a Nephilim actually works -- not the biology of it, but everything else. Unlike the others that can be explained away as humans with rare birth conditions until actual magic manifests, they are decidedly recognizable and categorized as what they are. Are they owned by ATLAS after creation, basically their own custom-bred superhuman force? Are they, as I'm thinking above, a service that can be bought by rich folks? Is there an underground Nephilim slave trade?
Okay so the Nephilim are raised like normal people but they are clearly recognizable in a line up. If you were looking you could pick them out of a crowd too. Nephilim have perfect posture. They don't slouch. They don't breath to heavily. Their bodies deal with climate change better, so they sweat less and shiver less. If it's cold out you can tell they breathe less. They are not owned by ATLAS, at least not the Nephilim that the populace knows. People pay money to have a Nephilim child, this is essentially a service that ATLAS offers. The child by all rights belongs to the parents.
Nephilim can, though why would they in most cases, work at making themselves blend in more. Nephilim are essentially able to play the Masquerade. They stand out if someone is looking, paying attention, but they're just a part of society at this point. Like other races the Nephilim have more brightly colored eye pigmentation and the alternate colored eyes is usually a dead give away.
Now if ATLAS has it's own Nephilim super force is anyone's guess. Most Nephilim are just getting to age points where they're 'recruitable' by ATLAS. So general logic says no, but there is a whole ton
of stuff that ATLAS Corporation does behind closed doors and does not reveal to the public. Basically everything that's happened in Greece during the last 20 years is... Completely unknown.
As for a slave trade, it wouldn't be cost effective. Because it takes money -- though middle class and above could afford it -- to have a Nephilim spawned those who could afford to buy a black market Nephilim could also likely afford to have it done legitimately. Now that said there probably are cases where Nephilim babies are stolen and sold for profit. There may also be instances where greedy ATLAS doctors have hatched inside schemes to spawn a Nephilim in their wife/sister/mother/daughter/whatever, not paid for the treatment and then sold the Nephilim for profit. But these would be rare, though not unheard of.
And Proposal #3 is perfectly sane, the ones that went berserk were supposed to have been some of the others! #1 is at best eccentric about being an individual rather than generic perfection! ... okay, so I guess I'm half-mad. That's okay, that means I'm half-sane! That's how it works, right? Right?!
Close enough for me! -Chuckles-
Bookmarked this, and posting interest -- mostly because of how sexually excited I got by how the information was displayed and presented. Can't guarantee that interest will turn into anything, but wanted to at least say 'Bravo' for a beautifully, well displayed advertisement.
Your interest is noted.
Also, thank you very much. I'm glad to hear that people are enjoying my presentation. Makes me all warm and fuzzy. Also being sexually excited by my display of information is a compliment. I may use that as a 'customer testimonial' in future games. >.>
...And after all that, Elysian's reservation made me think of how to handle that.Note 5:
Reservation's on the six 'story souls' will be made for seven (7) days. After that time if a character sheet has not been submitted for that soul, it will no longer be reserved and I will not allow you to re-reserve it. That is, if you want to play one of them, I want you to be on the ball and prompt about your sheet so that others either have a chance to play them or can be assured that they are already taken.