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    Unique superbeings:
    A total of 9 superhumans on Earth that're utterly unrelated to any other "kinds" or "breeds" exist: one, the Clockwork Goddess, is mentioned above.

    The other 8 however, are not to be found in Africa, Asia or Europe, instead being singular wonders of their Earthly regions. Until recently, all 9 stayed hidden for a variety of reasons, but the third passage of the Green Star and the rebirth of Starbeast and Starborn has provoked an end to this seclusion...

    Africa:
    The Clockwork Goddess:
    See earlier.

    -//-\\-

    Australia and New Zealand:
    Australia:
    Urgrund, the Rainbow Serpent:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL15/300pp. Urgrund the Rainbow Serpent is, to the aborigines, the creator; the highest of gods. She made all things, they say. They are wrong, of course, but it doesn't change the fact that Urgrund is immensely powerful.

    A rainbow-colored "dragon", Urgrund is the creation of the Stonebuilders, an alien species now long-gone from the universe. Taking an aborigine woman and placing her consciousness inside a Stonebuilder's body, her makers intended Urgrund to be a bridge between human and Stonebuilder. But an unknown calamity forced the Stonebuilders to abandon Earth and never return; now, Urgrund's fate is her own to decide.

    Urgrund is a serpentine brick of great power, but with a crippling weakness: for every hour spent awake, the Rainbow Serent must sleep for an entire year. This extreme lethargy gave rise to the aborigine belief in a "Dreamtime".

    Quote Originally Posted by Urgrund, the Rainbow Serpent
    "IF ONE LISTENS LONG ENOUGH AND WITH ENOUGH DILLIGENCE, THEN ALL THINGS BECOME CLEAR."
    Here there be dragons...

    Though built on signicantly more than 150pp, Urgrund's crippling lethargy more than balances things out.
    New Zealand:
    The Feathered Moth:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL0/40pp. The Feathered Moth is the only known genuinely human psychic on Earth. Able to project her consciousness forth in the form of a neon-purple, bizarrely feathered solid moth, this Maori wise-woman is pretty tame, as far as superhumans go. Nevertheless, Maori often travel travel for hundreds of miles to confer with the old woman, so power may not be what makes the Feathered Moth so noticeable.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Feathered Moth
    "You have payment? Yes? Then I may See for you.
    Not every greatly revered psychic is a bad-ass. Some, like the Feathered Moth, are essentially helpless in a fight.
    The Multicolored Beast:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL10/150pp. It came to this pale blue dot, third from its sun, to understand individuality, self, and being. It was part of a whole, but it desired now to be whole unto itself. It had neither gender nor form, nor a name of its own. But it saw the monkeys on the tiny blue dot had such things, so it extruded itself down the dimensional stack. It merged with a human host, blending body and soul perfectly. What resulted from this cosmic fusion was a beautiful creature, elegant and extraordinarily long-limbed, with brightly colored plumage and a beak in place of a mouth. Calling itself the Multicolored Beast, this amalgamated entity may control color and texture with a touch---it's own, or that of others. The Multicolored Beast has taken a liking to the Feathered Moth, and so it protects her with its very life.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Multicolored Beast
    "You talking monkeys are so strange."
    Every supers setting needs at least one 'WTF' character; I feel the Multicolored Beast fills this niche especially well!
    -//-\\-

    The Middle East:
    The Devil-King, He-who-is-from-Irem:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL9/133pp (with a mundane human body). Evil can have power, too. Evil can have immense power. Such is the case with He-who-is-from-Irem. The oldest superhuman alive, older even that the long-forgotten Mu, He-who-is-from-Irem likely is the figure that inspired the Christian Devil.

    Iren was an old city, very old, and is mentioned in the Quran as a place of immense evil smote to ruin by God's will. The city's reputation for wickedness came from its nameless, quasi-immortal ruler.

    The Devil-King of Irem was a mere man...once. Then he found the camp of a sleeping god and stole the god's staff. The staff ate the man's soul, and regurgitated it back up as black as sin. Now able to possess whomever took the staff, the Devil-King built a place of dark power and called it Irem.

    In Irem, the Devil-King made black pacts with entities from the depths f his own twisted people's minds and gained great power. He ruled with a wicked will and committed atrocities as it pleased him. Even afte Irem's destruction, the Devil-King endured, the staff taking by the triumphant leader of Irem's destroyers.

    He-who-is-from-Irem is a moderate telekinetic and a skilled telepath, but none can resist possession by him if they take up the staff. All the evil the Devil-King has accomplished, all the horrifying deeds, have been done with but a smattering of superpowers. One day, however, a Starborn will come into possession of the staff...and then the world may well burn for an ancient psychic parasite's amusement!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Devil-King, He-who-is-from-Irem
    "How amusing. I am older than any god of men, and I see no Heaven. Only Hell."
    His staff, by the way, is Ancient technology, now outlawed in the Great Imperium, and is the ONLY Device to be found on Earth...!
    -//-\\-

    North America:
    America:
    The Sleeping Toad and the Dreaming Frog:
    Crunch writeup:
    Long ago, a great toad and a great frog had an argument. No one knew what the argument was about. It's a bit irrelevant, at this point. The fact was, they had an argument, and it turned violent; both toad and frog tried to eat each other: both died. A single entity in two bodies. Placeholder.

    Canada:
    Wendigo:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL11/151pp. Cold. So cold. So hungry. Will I be full, now? Will I be warm, now? Is this blood and terror enough to fill me up? No. It never is.

    I cannot remember the beginning. There
    was no beginning---just the hunger and the damnable cold. Everywhere, cold.

    Where has everyone gone? Why has everyone left? Did I... Did I... No. No! They're out there...somewhere. I did
    not eat them. I did not eat them. I... Did I? Then why am I so cold? Why...?

    I don't remember who I am. Where am I?

    It doesnt matter...it doesn't matter.

    I'm so hungry...


    Wendigo is dead. Wendigo is also hungry. A man ate fish and drank water tainted by a meteorite; he died and rose a sentient, non-infectious zombie. Driven to eat meat and hibernate during the summer months, Wendigo has entered the mythologies of the First Nations, a hungry demon lusting to gorge himself on the flesh of the recently dead: a super-cannibal, in other words.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendigo
    "So...HUNGRY...!"
    A zombie. Yes, a zombie.
    -//-\\-

    The Polynesian Islands:
    The Destroyer:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL12/190pp. Beneath the sea is fire. This fire makes the world live, and seethe, and breathe. Long ago, a second genuinely natural psychic died on the islands of Hawaii, and his soul "fell", landing amidst this sea of fire. The man's ghost wrapped the fire around his ectoplasmic body and...he became the fire. Wreathing himself in a new body made of fire, magma and immense pressure, he returned to the surface...explosively. Hawaii was incinerated in a massive volcanic blast, and everyone thereupon died.

    But only for a time. That which the Destroyer consumes, the Destroyer can recreate. He vomited up his old people, this time changed. Fire could no longer harm them. They had obsidian for skin. They could subsist off ash and rock.

    But...they could no longer leave their island homes. Feeling guilty for inadvertently bringing about this calamitous catastrophe, the Destroyer has stayed with his people, bestowing his miracles at their command. He is their servant, his eternal service his penance.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Destroyer
    "Fire destroys...but it also builds."
    A Polynesian take on the Human Torch...or maybe Firestorm. The Destroyer has the Reversible Extra on all of his pyrokinesis, meaning what he burns to ashes he can easily restore to perfect condition.
    -//-\\-

    South America:
    The Mayans:
    Osidian:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL13/287pp. Beat the drums; dance the dances; sing the songs: Osidian is with us, and he must feed. Long ago, Osidian came from the mountains, with the blackest of skin and eyes that shined like the moon, maca in hand, blood on his face. He conquered us and made us civilized, and for this we worship him. But we owe him, for this gift. We him our very lifeforce: our blood---so it shall be.

    Osidian is a paragon; even he is not sure where his powers come from. In theory, Osidian could be the equal of much-fabled Michael Archangel...theoretically: for, you see, Osidian must "feed" off of the lifeforce of human sacrifices to maintain his godlike power.

    And simple murder is not enough. It must be ritualized, coupled with prayer and ceremony. And furthermore, it must be someone other than Osidian who performs the killings. Osidian runs out of power quickly; as he is not a Starborn, his physiology handles the absorption of energy poorly and inefficiently. So, to remain strong...---the blood must flow. The blood must flow.

    What is Osidian? No one (even Osidian!) is entirely clear. He is no Starborn. His family lineage is unremarkable. His children...and he has many...have no superpowers, themselves. Furthermore, no alien DNA is mixed with his. So...he is an enigma, even to himself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Osidian
    "Die for me!"
    Yes, on average Osidian is considerably more powerful than PL10/150pp, and yes, Osidian is an evil Supermanalogue. But...his overwhelming power is completely dependent on regular ritual murder by a dedicated priesthood. Stop the sacrifice, and Osidian's vast power starts to wither and quickly...
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    Re: The Green Star universe

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    Infamous Starborn:
    One-eyed Wotan:
    Hunting and terrorizing the humans of the frozen Norse lands, One-eyed Wotan has resurrected an ancient belief---the Wild Hunt! Able to ride any chariot that is driven by hounds through the sky at phenomenal speeds, and to call down lightning on his prey, Wotan fearlessly hunts Christians and others he deems "weak".

    A pagan who honestly believes himself the reincarnation of Odin, One-eyed Wotan wants nothing less than to restore the Norse gods to their people. Believers cluster in the terrifying sway of their reborn god; meanwhile the Church prepares to wage war on him.
    THIS would be an Intresting "Villian" to face(as either a group or solo),as just trying to target him would be a nightmare!

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    Infamous Starborn:
    Danse Macabre
    Crunch writeup:
    PL7/151pp. Danse Macabre is a strange, ethereal figure, more ephemera than substance. Originally a Russian peasant girl named Svetlanya, she inhaled a particularly large dose of the Green Star's dust, mutated out of control, then 'died'; or so it seemed. In reality Danse Macabre no longer needed her material form, as her soul itself had been changed. Now ethereal, invisible and inaudible, she also discovered her new state had gifted her with a total of eleven arms.

    It took time, frustration and patience, but eventually Svetlanya learnt she could briefly materialize and become molten-hot or flesh-blisteringly cold---but only if she danced. When the dance ended, so, too, did poor Svetlanya return to her imperceptible state. Believing herself to now be an angel, Danse Macabre's sanity shattered. Now believing her every action, no matter how bizarre, is sanctioned by God, Danse Macabre has drifted westward.

    Danse Macabre has been recruited by the Angel of Wolves and is one of his chief lieutenants and thus is a leader among the Kinfolk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danse Macabre
    "When I speak its with His voice!
    Danse Macabre is the closest thing the Green Star universe has to DC's Spectre; Danse Macabre, however, is "merely" PL9/99pp, as opposed to the Spectre's PLX-status.
    The Gate of Seven Swords:
    Crunch writeup:
    Once a peasant girl from rural Romania, the Gate of Seven Swords was radically transformed by the Green Star, and turned into a warrior nearly without peer. Trapped in a marriage to a hateful man who beat her, young Olga was freed by what she believes is Divine Providence.

    She grew six additional arms, for a total of seven; each hand could summon a different kind of bladed weapon; AND she can fall into herself, teleporting across short distances. She murdered her boor of a husband and fled into the night.

    Eventually, the Gate of Seven Swords was found by the Angel of Wolves, and given formal training in both battle AND in her powers. The Gate of Seven Swords is now one of the Angel of Wolves' most fervent followers.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gate of Seven Swords
    "I didn't kill my husband. I put down a rabid dog. You should learn the difference."
    A terrifying foe on the battlefield to be sure...
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    The following NPCs and witchlands are known for their immense size and/or weight.

    Infamous aliens:
    Kurrtu the Fossil-King:
    Crunch writeup:
    An undead Stonebuilder maintained by a piece of psi-resonant technology, Kurrtu the Fossil-King has indeed fossilized, and turned to stone. Thanks to his crown, however, this has merely been an inconvenience to Kurrtu.

    No, Kurrtu's true problem is that HE DIDN'T ASCEND when all the OTHER Stonebuilders ascended. Held back by his undeath, Kurrtu raged impotently as he watched godhood leave him behind...forever.

    Kurrtu the Fossil-King lost his psychic powers upon his reanimation, but his physical strength MASSIVELY increased. He is huge, too, easily 120' long and weighing a great many tons. By medieval standards, Kurrtu may as well be indestructible. However, he has an Achilles heel: he wears an enormous golden feathered headdress, and it generates the massive levels of psi-force needed to keep Kurrtu animated. Without the headdress, the Fossil-King would slow...slow...then stop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurrtu the Fossil-King
    "YOU KNOW SO LITTLE OF YOURSELF, GREENCHILD. THERE IS MUCH BEING HIDDEN FROM YOU, BY THOSE WHO ENVY YOUR POTENTIAL!"
    Kurrtu the Fossil-King is an undead kaiju.
    -//-\\-

    Infamous Starbeasts:
    Behemoth and Leviathan:
    Crunch writeup:
    Behemoth and Leviathan are the largest Starbeasts on Earth...and they are conjoined, each symbiotically requiring the other to survive. Placeholder.

    The Royal Ape:
    Placeholder.

    -//-\\-

    Infamous Starborn:
    Gigant:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL7/151pp. The physically largest Starborn is Gigant, a Germanic farmer whose body stretched and grew and bent and warped 'til he was of prodigious size. With the head of a gigantic mutt and a body stretched so thin as to be comical, Gigant appears starved to the point of death. His skin hugs his body tightly and seems leathery; his ribs can be easily counted; and his heart may be clearly heard, thundering in his chest.

    So huge is Gigant he may be seen coming from miles away: his canine head scrapes the sky, and he sometimes must push clouds out of his way, that he might see. No clothes can possibly fit him, but his decency is maintained by his other power: the ability to encase himself in exoskeletal armor.

    Despite his vast size, without his living armor Gigant is actually quite frail. A small unit of archers could even kill him. And his strength? No greater than that of an average man. But, when he armors up, he becomes all but indestructible; unfortunately, he becomes immobile from the waist down, 'til he resumes his more fragile state.

    Gigant is a top lieutenant of the Angel of Wolves and thus is a leader among the Kinfolk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigant
    "AWAY, INSECT!"
    Gigant sure looks impressive, but he's really a glorious, epic-sized glass jaw.
    Mountain:
    Crunch writeup:
    THE physically densest AND heaviest Starborn of all time, Mountain is from Greece. Obsessed with mythology as a child, he, in a very real sense, became Mount Olympus. Now coated in a strange "living" rock and weighing nearly as much as a mountain, every step Mountain takes causes massive tremors. Though he is a giant, Mountain is nowhere near the size of Gigant; he is, however, considerably heavier.

    Of course, like Gigant, Mountain is deceptively fragile. Blessed with immense strength, Mountain can only use that brawn to walk slowly from place to place. Dodging is impossible for him. And stealth, obviously, is out of the picture. Furthermore, blunt weaponry cuts right through Mountain's armor.

    Mountain is a hermit who now lives in the Carpathians. He is quietly religious and believes his current state is a punishment from God for his youthful obsession with pagan "lies".

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain
    "...AWAY..."
    Mountain's immense density and weight comes from the fact he has a caged singularity for a brain.
    Worldwurm:
    Placeholder.

    -//-\\-

    Infamous witchlands:
    The Garden of Jotunheim:
    Placeholder.
    Powers:
    The Blue Fruit: Density 7 (Flaws: Save Required [Fortitude save]). (14pp.) Growth 7 (Flaws: Save Required [Toughness save]). (14pp.) --- (28pp.)
    The Red Fruit: Enhanced Attributes: Dexterity +2. (2pp.) Enhanced Skills: Escape Artist +12. (3pp.) Insubstantial 1. (4pp.) Super-Movement 1 (slow fall). (1pp.) --- (10pp.)
    The Yellow Fruit: Enhanced Feats: Eidetic Memory (Feats: Indirect ["a whispering 'spirit'"]; Flaws: Noticable [your head swells substantially in size, and the sounds of a tiny voice can be heard coming from within]). (1pp.) Features 1 (skull becomes substantially thicker [-1 to Int, but +2 Defense vs head-shots]). (1pp.) --- (2pp.)
    ----/::This is a completed Garden of Jotunheim build.
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    Re: The Green Star universe

    Added some detail on the "afterlife" to the first post on page one.
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    Infamous Starborn:
    the Bearer of the Holy Gift:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL10/146pp. The Bearer of the Holy Gift has no powers, herself; rather, she may transform humans into Starborn, albeit only for 5 days...unless one willingly surrenders a decade's lifeforce, extending the Bearer of the Holy Gift's life-expectancy by the same amount. In this case, the transformation into Starborn lasts for ten whole years. Once the enhancement has worn off, however, it can never be reapplied to the same person ever again. Only humans may benefit from the Bearer of the Holy Gift's powers, NOT superhumans of ANY kind, nor animals of ANY breed.

    The Bearer of the Holy Gift has no connection whatsoever to the Eternal Gift.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bearer of the Holy Gift
    "We may all share in Heaven's newest blessing!"
    Every supers setting needs a guy or gal like this!
    the Eternal Gift:
    Crunch writeup:
    +120pp to base character. No one knows who the Eternal Gift originally was, but it hardly matters, now: the Eternal Gift is a Starborn that exists as a set of powers transferred from mundane human to mundane human, empowered briefly, then moving on. But in addition to the power comes the purpose: doing good. This impulse is unavoidable even in men who were previously evil as sin.

    For the brief time a mundane human hosts the Eternal Gift, he or she becomes a streamlined, idealized version of themselves: they become beautiful, physically fit and mentally stable---madness fades, if only for a time, and fears dissolve away.

    In addition, the wielder of the Eternal Gift possesses phenomenal control over cosmic energy, simulating a variety of paragon powers.

    The Eternal Gift never lasts, however, rarely staying for more than 22 hours. It then randomly jumps to a totally new mundane human, repeating the cycle. Distance is no concern, leading to temporary superhumans theoretically anywhere on Earth.

    The Eternal Gift has no connection whatsoever with the Bearer of the Holy Gift.

    Yes, this IS Marvel's Uni-Force retooled for a much lower-powered universe.
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    Mu:
    Once, there was only one city and all the world was full of men who were little better than animals. Mu, it was called, the City, the One Heart of the world. The Skyclaw rent the heavens and men-who-were-beasts became men-who-are-spirits. The Skyclaw left and returned to its mysterious wanderings above the sight of men, and the men-who-are-spirits looked at the world with new eyes.

    From a mysterious cave emerged the Fathers:
    The Ever-Possessed, a shaman against his own will.
    The Female Shaman, who had magic to heal with.
    The Great Warrior, without magic but mighty, nonetheless.
    The Male Shaman, for whom fire was his obedient pet.
    The Queen of the Great Waters, whose hunger knew no end.
    The Shatterer of Stones, who sees the flaws in all things.
    The Storyteller, who had no flesh at all.
    The Unclean Shaman, ridden by an evil spirit.
    The Warrior, whose enemies made him stronger as he fought them.

    The Fathers emerged from the cave and looked about the land and were displeased with what they saw. The Fathers taught men many things: making the earth fertile; the taming of wild beasts; the shaping of tools; and a great many other things, besides.

    But then came the Many, and the sky burned, and the Fathers retreated back into the earth from which they had sprung. Mu, so young, so vital, so glorious, became as ash. But the Fathers in their wisdom prophecied the eventual return of the Skyclaw. So, the Sons of Atalan bid themselves wait...and watch...and prepare.


    Mu was the first superhuman community on Earth, albeit in prehistory. The citizens of Mu were referred to as Elohim. Mu wasn't really a city, merely a glorified village. Still, Mu's people knew they'd been blessed by 'the Skyclaw' and believed themselves to be spirits-in-flesh.

    Mu was ruled by a chieftain named Atalan, who had several grown sons and daughters before the Green Star worked its protean 'sorcery' on him. Known as the Sons of Atalan, they kept Mu's traditions alive, for millennia!

    When the Many demolished Mu, only a single Elohim managed to escape, by way of his utter immortality: the Many just couldn't kill him, so they eventually gave up and decided to let him be.

    At-Lan-Tuu:
    The citizens of At-Lan-Tuu were known as Anunnaki. Placeholder.
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    Aliens.

    The Many: A Missive.
    Hail the Imperium!
    My Lords, I have returned from the expedition bearing horrible news: the Great Light has come again, and our primitive cousins are again transformed. This is, I must note, the third time such an event has occurred. This does not bode well. Have the Ancients or the Purists
    given any words?

    The first time the Great Light marred our kinfolk, we had ourselves just been taken by our masters to the starry sea. The Great Light's effects were small and the twists created thereby were weak and easily slain. We thought the matter done.

    But the Great Light came again, did it not, and did it not transform more into twists? And were these twists not stronger than those who came before them? Did they not unite, and drive us back? They did. They did all these things. Though their victory was a hollow one, it has taken us several cycles to rebuild.

    And now...the Great Light has come again. Even more twists than the first two waves, over a much larger geographical region.

    My Lords, I believe the Great Light's orbit grows shorter each pass and it draw closer to Home with each passage. I believe it will return again in roughly five hundred years; then a fifth time 2 centuries after that; and then...impact!

    Were we not given a task? The Great Light is not for them. We must marshal our forces and cleanse our primitive cousins of this taint. Do the Purists not teach us, this? We dare not wait; our cousins grow more clever with each passing year. Are we to wait 'til they invent combustion-engines and reliable firearms?

    No. No! My Lords, we must strike now! Or it may well be too late for us all.
    Hail the Imperium!


    The Many: A Return Missive.
    Hail the Imperium!
    My son: do you not remember the Fiftieth Tenet of Understanding? "The cautious are victorious." So shall we be cautious. The First Purge was successful, but the Second Purge was a disaster. We thought it would be the same event, albeit scaled up in scope. The twists surprised us, and their island stronghold repelled our harvesters.

    We are aware of your findings, and we agree with your predictions. These twists are more numerous, and our primitive cousins are more sophisticated. These are true. But look! The tribals detest the twists! We may need do nothing at all, my son.

    For now, my son, we wait. We watch. The Purists even now gather and debate the proper course. We will gather as much intelligence as is possible. If the problem does not solve itself, we will at least be ready for a Third Purge.
    Hail the Imperium!


    -//-\\-

    The Ancients: A Missive.
    Great Lords:
    The time has come 'round at last. A Third Purge, as prophesied. We must be ready. Orders?


    The Ancients: A Return Missive.
    The tribute will be paid. Be patient. All is as it should be.

    You may be wondering: "Why don't the Many just toss the Green Star down a black hole, and be done with it?" The answer, while it won't be revealed for a time, is very, very interesting...
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    Setting information.

    A condensed timeline of celestial events:
    The Time Before the Cycle of Ages: The incubation.
    In the realms of Gnosis, the Green Star is incubated by unfathomable forces. The Ancients of the Great Imperium carefully extract the Green Star from its home-reality and set it to orbiting the Sun.

    The First Age: The Age of Mu.
    32000 BC. A single tribe in Eastern Africa, no more than 180-strong, is affected by the Green Star's passage, resulting in the very first Starborn.

    This Age ends when the Many appear and wipe out all but one Starborn (who is still alive to very day, though not all that terribly powerful). The Starborn of this era are very weak and fragile.

    The Second Age: The Age of Atlantis.
    7000 BC. A large island in the Mediterranean Sea is "cropdusted" by the Green Star. 12,000-some people are transformed into Starborn; in addition, the first Starbeasts manifest. The Age ends when the Many return. THIS time, however, the forces of Atlantis drive back the Many---albeit at a horrific price.

    Surviving superhumans flee to Lemuria, but become trapped there. In addition, a single Starbeast, his powers vastly amplified by Atlantean gene-modifications, as well as the most powerful being to've ever lived, has survived to 1555 AD, when a canonical Green Star campaign begins.

    The Third Age: The Age of Monotheism.
    1553 AD. The Green Star coats most of Christendom in its mutagenic "embrace". It is the Age that first sees Entombed and Vanished, as well as witchlands. The war between mundanity and superbeings is catastrophic in scope, but still doesn't threaten the world, itself. Furthermore, stranger strains of superhumanity, utterly unrelated to the Green Star, make themselves known, at last.

    The Many return for a third (and final!) time, but are soundly turned back by a united superhumanity. The tribute thus unpaid, disaster strikes the Great Imperium...

    -//-\\-

    Events to come:
    The Fourth Age: The Age of Scientific Awakening.
    1890 AD. The Americas and large chunks of Africa are transformed. In addition to Entombed, Starbeasts, Starborn and Vanished, the very first Mythics are seen.

    Furthermore, huge caches of Atlantean Heavenbread and Heavenwine are unearthed, leading to several spectacularly powerful Starborn referred to as "demiurges". The Clockwork Goddess dies saving Earth from a left-over doomsday-weapon of the Many.

    The Fifth Age: The Age of Wars and Rumors of War.
    2016 AD. The entire world, for the most part, is affected. Millions become various kinds of superhuman, including the very first Psi-Men and Psi-Women and Brainbeasts.

    Michael Archangel finally returns from deep space, even more powerful than before. He becomes the world's greatest hero...but only for a time.

    The Sixth Age: Impact!
    2021 AD. The Green Star finally collides with Earth, turning 50% of the post-impact population into Entombed, Starbeasts and Starborn, with millions more Vanished. Furthermore, over 10 million new Starbeasts appear, along with tens of thousands of Brainbeasts, Mythics, and Psi-Men and Psi-Women. Even so, nearly a billion people die from the catastrophic planetfall of the Green Star.

    The Sixth Age is also the Age wherein the Obsidian Man and the Obsidian Woman finally take note of Earth. They arrive to destroy our world, but Michael Archangel sacrifices his life to drive the Doomtwins off.

    Brainbeasts? Super-intelligent and technologically savvy Starbeasts. Mythics? Starbeasts perfectly resembling monsters from human mythology. Psi-Men and Psi-Women? Extremely powerful but physically fragile psychics. These of course won't appear for centuries...
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    Infamous Starborn:
    Yi:
    PL4/150pp. He does not remember who he is. The past is a blank. Nothing that came before is real. Moments are disjointed and out-of-sequence. Even the present is confusing and unreliable. Everything is a fog.

    Was it always this way? No. Yi is sure, at one point, things were very different. Things...made sense. Cause led to effect. But not now. Something went wrong to Yi, long ago, and now...everything is broken.

    Yi dreams...

    Fires dot the landscape. Corpses, corpses everywhere. Where is his wife??! Where is his son and his daughters??!
    ...then he awakes. Yi fears this will never end, that it cannot end. Something broke, something from so very long ago...

    Yi is old. How old? He isn't sure: you see, the weight of years and countless tragedies has driven Yi mad, and his memory has deserted him. After all, the only way out is to sometimes forget.

    Yi does not age. Yi needs no sustenance. Yi feels nothing. The coldest winter in Scandanavia is the same as being in the Sahara Desert on a hot day. He does not sleep. He needs neither food nor drink. He suffers no wounds, nor illnesses...Yi doesn't even need to breathe. Yi endures everything, because that is his nature.

    Given time, Yi will forget this era, too. It's all the same anyways...the same heroes, the same villains, the same angry gods.

    Yi wants to die. Yi cannot die, even if by his own hand.

    ...and so, it's better to forget.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yi
    "I...am not sure..."
    HOW old is poor Yi? Well...old. Certainly older than Sumeria...

    Further: CAN Yi die? Yes...its just really hard, requiring very specific powers with very specific descriptors.
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