Not many know how it happened. Not many love the fact. On the other hand, some do. I mean, in this new strange...strange world, who wouldn't want to fish on the moon? A moon who's distance is closer to the planet than it's supposed to be at night. Literally close enough to touch. The sun looks like a crumbled up piece of paper with squiggly lines coming from it, as well as eyes and a large smiling mouth, and it yawns and yodels "Good Morning" at sunrise. The sky is a splash of innumerable amounts of a variety of colors and the dark blue clouds are fluffy but drippy, sort of like melting ice cream except that they never dissipate. "Oceans" are large, pink, jello like bodies of water filled with very...strange lifeforms to say the least, Rivers are green-blue streams of water particles in the shape of jelly beans while lakes and ponds are a crystal clear green and holds the scent of cucumbers. The forests and grass are an array of greens, oranges, yellows and browns and have their own variety of trippy looking creatures. But not many are able to see this world. However, is it all what it seems to be?
In this strange world, societies are defined in black and white. Literally. While the world that surrounds these societies are almost every color in existence, there are large cities that are trapped within a state of gloom where buildings are in black and white, dull and almost lifeless. Large factory like structures are constructed around these cities and release a thick and ashy smoke called the Gloom that plasters the sky above the cities and expand the black and white effect across a mid-ranged diameter. There are rarely animals within these societies. These societies are under the surveillance of an organization known as the Vantaduke.
The people within these societies are known as the Jejune, people who seem to be drained of color and therefore are grey. These people seem to be the average everyday people that walk around, laugh, drive cars, go to work, etc. Children go to schools and everything seems to work smoothly. Except that it doesn't, and everything isn't what it seems to be. It's as if they all just go through the motions, only experiencing an artificial life that is deemed to be perfection in their minds, an agenda pushed by the Vantaduke. These people have never left the confines of their city unless it would be to go another, never experiencing anything outside of their comfort zone. They are taught that the sky is blue, the ocean is blue, that everything is normal. They aren't able to see what the Outsiders see either. But those who find themselves wondering...who find themselves imagining, awakening... just may find themselves discovering a twisted truth in the end.
The Vantaduke - The Vantaduke are basically a government of something that's certainly...not human. None of the organizations members have been seen in person, and instead, they have three branches of subordinates called the Sweepers, The Blank, and the Seekers that tend to tasks that they feel are not of much importance to them. Not much are known about them either except that they are known to be extremely powerful, and that they are able to manufacture the Gloom.
Sweepers - The Sweepers are beings that dwell within a bulked biohazard like suit in which their faces are concealed by a gas mask with blacked out goggle eyes. They are the radars within each of the societies that are tasked with three things. The first is surveillance over everything that occurs within the confines of their city and keep things in order from their standpoint. They are in charge of keeping a close eye on those who are suspected of wondering what is outside the confines of their society. Their second task is to take those who are suspects in to be "redefined" if they try to go beyond their boundaries. Or to ensure that Voids aren't born from them. The third task is to make sure that Outsiders are captured and forcefully converted into a Jejune.
Seekers - The Seekers on the other hand, are eyeless creatures supplied to the Sweepers by the Vantaduke in order to do their tasks more efficiently against Outsiders and the Negatives. These creatures appear to have long skeletal heads and vary in different sizes and forms. They have only a few orders that they abide by which are either "kill", "capture", "divide and destroy", or "surround". Or all of them when necessary. They are both strong and durable in their own respective ways.
Blanks - (I...don't know yet...)
The Outsiders are as they are called. Outsiders, to the societies at least, because they live outside the societies. ...Duh...
Unlike the citizens within the societies however, the humans that make up the outsiders have a more radiant color and complexion about themselves and seem to have defined personalities as individuals. Children, teenagers and adults alike make up this side of things, and they are basically the vigilance against the Vantaduke. They seek to clear the world of the Gloom and try to open society's Jejunes' eyes to what their odd world truly is. Freedom. They seek to break the heavy influence of the Vantaduke. However, most of them can't really be seen by anyone who's imagination hasn't pushed through the effects of the Gloom, which had caused a few of the more special outsiders to come forth. Those who have a higher sense of capability and mental freedom. The Splendent. (Splendent: Shining brightly/ illustrious or great.)
The Splendents are outsiders who are capable of being stronger and more agile than the average human being. They wield specialized weapons and unique items that they use to their advantage against the forces of the Vantaduke, some of which have effects that are just as strange as their world. They are the ones who enter societies at a risk in order to find those who are "Awakening". Their specialized items usually consist of suited up old school muscle cars, color bombs, and canned beverages that contain god knows what within them, but has a variety of useful effects on them. They are organized into four roles and usually are in groups of 4.The roles are: The Cab, The Tinker, The Itemsmith, and The Inflicter.
The Cab - Self explanatory, the person that drives the car. Runs shit over that needs to be ran over. Has a vehicle that's equipped with weaponry and has space for the groups weaponry.
The Tinker - This is the person who works as both the mechanic and explosives handler. They work fast and usually like to see things go boom with color.
The Itemsmith - Provides canned perks that are basically ability enhancers. Also the medic.
The Inflicter - The hands on up close, mid range, or long range attacker that looks to get the job done with their own specialized weaponry equipped for them specifically.
( Note: Not all the Outsiders all necessarily human either. There are animal people, fucking unicorn humans, etc. Be creative or somethin'. )
Among the Splendents, there are numerous whacky gadgets and serious firepower at their disposal. From color bombs to weaponized vehicles and individual Splendent abilities, these tools and gadgets make them quite the formidable opponents. But nothing says “We Came To Win” like one of their most reliable and signature kickstarts, the Powerpop.
This wonder working canned beverage is one that comes in numerous varieties. Likewise, the abilities and effects that they are capable of granting also come in varieties, the variables being the consumer(with some, not all) and the beverage type. They are capable of boosting strength and other physical traits just as well as altering an appearance significantly.
The exact origin of these canned power boosts are unknown, BUTthere are individuals who know are suspected of knowing a bit more than let on.
Another thing to note is that the Powerpops seem to know their purpose, for they are only able to be consumed by the Splendents. If a non Splendent attempted to drink one, then they may either explode(quite literally) due to their bodies being unable to contain the amount of whatever the cans hold.
For a Splendent, the problem comes when attempting to drink more than one at a time because of the critically deadly backlash that comes from with it.
So without further ado, here’s some of the Powerpops that’ll be put to use:
Anthropop (red can)- The anthropop is one of the most common of the beverages and comes out as what would look like liquid fur to the eyes. Downing this beverage changes the appearance and even the clothing immensely while adding an additional boost to the natural senses and some physical traits such as but not limited to strength or agility.
The animal in which the consumer takes traits after depends solely on the consumer.
Caffeine + (black can) - Caffeine + could be explained as a sugar rush a hundred times over. This canned beverage is said to contain sugar so potent that it forces the mind into a state of overdrive by enlarging the brain stem, therefore increasing heart rate and blood pressure temporarily. But this isn’t where it’s efrects end.
Once consumed, Caffeine + grants the ability of borderline superspeed just as well as a slowed down perception of time due to the speed that the brain and body are pushed to operate at while under its effects.
Extra: These cans are usually trembling violently as if they were about to burst open. While under the effects, the consumer’s pupils are always notably enlarged to the point that’s their irises are but thin rings of color.
Hulking-COLA (green can) - The Hulking Cola is every lady bit of what it’s called. From the vein filled flexing biceps at the beginning and end of its name, to the pulsing veins that run across its surface, this power pop is the overall definition of physical strength.
This drink has the ability to enhance both strength and muscle mass to a limit breaking degree but at the cost of agility with the benefit of increased destructive capabilities.
Another downside is that unlike the other beverages, this one has the shortest duration, it’s effects wearing off rather quickly after 8 or 9 minutes.
Doctor Pepper (burning orange can with a lab coat) - This powerpop is probably by far the spiciest, having the appearance of a river of peppers and fire when being consumed and tasting of hot fizzy water amen chilipeppers The can itself is noticeably warm, and when opened releases a turrent of steam.
The ability of given to the individual after drinking said power pop is one to breath a fire that won’t stop as long as he mouth is open. The individual is also more impervious to fire as well.
But there is also another threat that both the Outsiders and the Vantaduke face. Things known as the Negatives, tall pitch black horned monsters that came as a result of Gloom smoke. They have no face and are said to have crawled out of the moon at night when it is closest to the planet and develop in great numbers, looking to drain the color from anything in its sight. Which is why they are more trouble for the Outsiders than the Vantaduke altogether. It's best to avoid them when possible.
-All animals make the verb sounds that we interpret as their noises xD For example, a dog won't bark. Instead, it will literally say, "Bark bark bark, growl growl growl. Whimper". Cats will literally say "Meow meow."
-All animals have large, dilated pupils.
-Toast will be able to talk. I'm not kidding, talking toast. You will see some weird things here xD Some animals may have human faces, and some might be little furry creatures with no legs and arms that just bounces around. Or hairy squids with legs.
-Yes..this ended up being way longer that I thought. And yes, A.S.S. is a intentional abbreviation for something xP
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