TIMELINE: 2515 AD or EG +500 (EnerGen or Energy Genocide)
An Alternate Earth.
Think "Life After People" (History Channel TV series) meets Mad Max meets Terminator.
In 2015 AD, the UN approved of a worldwide activation of a machine that would generate unlimited, clean energy that would be distributed to everyone via airwaves. A few people opposed this and some even moved underground. They only became right when there was a miscalculation: Once the machine was turned on, everybody's brain got "fried" and almost all human and animal life died. Those underground who were smart enough to install the proper "shielding" in their habitats survived. They had to stay underground and outlast the Energy Generator. They finally got out after 52 years when the machine finally stopped functioning due to lack of maintenance.
A new form of government was formed around "Lawbringers", "Relic Tecs", "Gatherers", "Traders" and "Hunters".
This is the story of:
THE MYTH THAT IS A TORTURED SOUL...
A geneticist that searches a cure for his ill-mother while stored in cryo-stasis builds a cloning machine. In his experiments, the disease seems to carry over and since his young brother became a hunter, he decided to make "blank" clones so every time his brother dies, the memories are uploaded immediately to the new body and is instantly "alive" again. Research for the cure has taken years, so he made a cloning device for himself. Time passes and scavengers find his lab during the upload part of his clone. The scavengers damage his machine in the process of looting and the upload becomes screwed-up. He wakes up half-mad with skills and abilities he never had. Rips the scavengers apart and is never seen again.
A HUNTER WHO HUNTS FOR A BROTHER...
The brother of the geneticist. He trained as a Hunter Tracker and excelled in retrieval bounties. He did this to keep funding his brother's research but after the incident he started taking Long Recon bounties as a side job while tracking his lost brother.
A "FIRST-BORN" IN NEED OF GUIDANCE...
A mysterious and silent ape-like man adopted a young orphan boy lost in the wilderness. He was taught multiple stealth-based skills and some weapons manufacturing and a raw code of honor. After 17 years of quiet life his benefactor whom he called "Knuckle-Walker", just up and left. After a few months of searching and based on the raw code of honor he has learned, he decides to "Father" a Hunter Clan that he named "Shadow Stalkers" that would take on bounties and also deal a "Balanced Justice" on those he deemed fit. It went well for a few years but the members became too many and harder to control. Sooner rather than later, like with all forms of power, the Clan became corrupt. He survives the Clan's coup and wanders everywhere now. Taking out his former underlings and wondering where it all went wrong.
A RELIC TEC IN SEARCH OF THE "SAVIOR"...
An exemplary Relic Tec who was rescued from scavengers by a stealthy figure. As far as she can tell: it was a "He" by the smell, very stealthy, utilizes Flashers (Flash-Bangs) and kills with a bladed weapon. He did not stay to be recognized or paid and there was no known bounties on her attackers or her rescue. Intrigued by this, she tries her best to find out who and what drives her benefactor.
AND A LAWBRINGER UPHOLDING FORGOTTEN LAWS...The last in a long line of families in military service, he decides to continue the tradition and signs up with the Lawbringers as soon as he turned 12. He follows ancient code of laws that in the ancient "world-that-was" would classify him as a Templar. There are times when doubts arise (specially when he befriends the First-born) but the world; it seems; would immediately prove to him that he is in fact, on the right path.