Rising from the drowned wreckage of what was once New Orleans, the haven-city of Serenity has been born from the beating heart of the Reclamation movement. The Nuclear Cataclysm melted many of the ice caps which once again brought a great flood to southern Louisiana, but as ever, the tenacity of the human spirit found a way to overcome. With so much of the surrounding landscape swallowed up by dark waters, the survivors of this area had one choice–climb! They took to the tallest buildings while the ground below succumbed to a watery death. Now these skyscrapers rise out of the sea like isolated islands. The inhabitants have built walkways and platforms to connect some of the buildings together, and from this elevated position, a new society has blossomed.
Serenity has a population of exactly 1000. They believe this number is sacred. As long as it is maintained, The Sickness will be kept in check. It is a rule entrenched in fear and superstition, but the people of Serenity cling to it nonetheless, for it offers hope, a goal, a sense of rationality amidst the chaos and confusion of the Dystopia. If a citizen dies, a new child must be conceived to replace the lost member. If the population exceeds 1000, someone must be outcast… or sacrificed. These strict rules are enforced by an appointed champion by the name of Lt. Col. Stryker. He is a mysterious man with an unknown past, but he is the judge, jury, and executioner of Serenity; no one challenges his will. And so the island citadels of Serenity stand strong and determined in this new age…
Okay… so… a couple more questions. These are very important, so please, feel free to be detailed in your responses. The more persuasive your argument, the more likely I’ll be drawn into your idea!
- How is the haven-city of Serenity governed?
By the Protectorate? A single leader? By a Magi theocracy? Host tech-guild? Is each island citadel governed by a different House (live cell)? What powers have been bestowed to this governing body?
- What are the major challenges faced by the citizens of Serenity?
Mortis-creatures? Sea-monsters? Starvation? Refugees? Once we determine how Serenity is governed… we can answer how these challenges are handled. So right now, just focus on detailed descriptions of the problems themselves, not the solutions.