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Virtual Insanity Background
« on: December 24, 2009, 07:23:54 pm »
Just a thread to compile the various bits of info with regards to the Virtual Insanity thread.



I've figured the following;

*Torchwood would've probably been reformed, an increase in Rift activity during the 2010s is partially responsible for this and perhaps the events of NB....depending on what actually happens of course. ;)

*Magz suggested a sort of Prime Evil thing where Rifts pop up and then go at random all over the country, as a result Torchwood as extensive operations. Though a new head/director will be needed, plus we could go into detail and cover its structure much like I've done for the RRS.

*Whittleton has all but retired, taking on a non-operational desk job away from the limelight. Figured he would resume his all job as department head of Torchwood Intel, basically oversees the monitoring and reporting of Rifts plus related operations.

*Lothwyn would be in her early 40s (physical age of course, not actual which is like 170 something ;) ), figured since she's an alien she would be working for TW perhaps as a Field Agent of some such.

*Lothwyn's twin daughters, now about 20, would probably also be working for TW as junior operatives. To them, Torchwood is basically just like a family....having grown up surrounded by it at every part of their lives.

*Related to the last two, Lothwyn would probably adopt a surname....which is something she lacks at present. I'll decide what it'll be depending on what happens during NB, naturally it'll be the same name that her daughters will take.

*Also figured that by the late 2020s, cyborgs and cybernetics would've started becoming a common sight. A few able to connect their minds into computer networks and perhaps even the internet, probably a tech that TW was one of the first to use. Possible ideas for characters there, I'm intending for at least one of the daughters to have a network implant.

*Britain would probably still be the UK by this point and perhaps William has taken the throne now. I'm having it so that we left the EU some point in the 2010s and strengthened ties once again with the British Commonwealth, a few old colonies have even rejoined the Commonwealth (I know that Crete desperately wants to rejoin the Empire). Think of it as a cross between NATO and the EU, a common market and shared military and technology.

*A fourth Service has been added to the British Armed Forces in the shape of the Royal Space Force, it enjoys a good working relationship with Torchwood. Hopefully by this point man has step foot on other planets within the solar system. Who knows....perhaps the Moon and Mars could feature in the RP? ;)

*The EU has evolved into the European Federation, a progress that had already begun by the time of Britain's departure from the EU in 2014....come to think of it could have an event to mark this in the RP.

*The US is no longer a world superpower, it endured the collapse of the dollar in 2012 from which its economy never really recovered. A new currency was introduced in 2016 in the form of the AmCred, though it remains crippled by inflation. Its military presence overseas was greatly cut back, its last remaining bases are in the UK, Japan and Korea. The Union remains in a State of Emergency, a power hungry China looms across the Pacific whilst the Russians fortify their position in Alaska after buying it back from off the American government.

*India is a world power along with China and EuroFed, all three are locked in bitter rivalry and Cold War with one another.

*The revived British Commonwealth has placed itself aloof and above the 'youngest and brashest countries' of the world and 'their petty fights'. Its forces stand ready to cross the Canadian border should the US fall whilst keeping a very close eye to the West and the Alaskan reaches. Though its greatest concern is India and its squabbles with China and other Asian countries.

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Re: Virtual Insanity Background
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 07:31:49 pm »
Just a few details on my new characters, Lothwyn's twins.



*They're a result of a short-lived relationship between Lothwyn and Connor in the period between CoE and NB.

*As mentioned in the thread, they're called Rafye and Tifa.

*They are 23 years old in the thread and both working for Torchwood under their mother's watchful eyes.

*They have normal human hands and feet with the full number of digits, smaller ears that are still green and pointy. They still have a tail thats also green, though just shy of two feet long of their mother's own tail. (This would be the same for Lothwyn's offspring in LUR.)

*They are still in contact with their father Connor, even though Lothwyn wants to kill him.

*Appearance wise, they both take after their mother. Both of 'em can loosely be described at 'Tomboys' and look very much alike, but there are differences.

Rafye is the more 'louder' twin, she doesn't grow her hair out much and most of the time it barely reaches shoulder height.

Tifa is the 'quieter' twin, though she's gotten into the tribal roots of her mother's species the Genci. She has a couple of rings in the upper part of her left ear, a few 'tribal' tattoos and grows out her hair a fair bit. Her hair reaches about halfway down her back and a few strands have been knotted. She also wears a bandana on her head. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 08:18:22 pm »
Extraterrestrials and the British public

In 2012, Torchwood's existence wasn't the only thing that the British government revealed.

For the world at large it was the official confirmation of what many had suspected for a fair amount of time, namely the existence of alien life. This was due in part to the growing number of incidents of extraterrestrials, a series of newspaper articles that compromised the secrecy of certain parties and an attempt by the then government to boost its image ahead of a General Election.

The news shocked the world, though it was weeks before the British people reacted to the news as the initial shock wore off. The reaction was mixed, a few praising the news that they weren't alone in the universe whilst others approached the news with as much of an open mind as they could. Though there was fringe groups who reacted badly to the news, march of protest by people across the breath of British society occurred within a couple of months. Riots broke out in response to a police crack down on one march that ended with dozens injured and at least two reported deaths.

A joint statement from the UN and the British government averted things from turning into civil unrest, a few of the aliens were shown on live television which helped calmed the situation. Though racial hatred still runs deep and only five years ago were extraterrestrials able to live 'normal' lives with out fear of harassment. But a few extreme groups still remain.