In the months following the landing of the TSS Northern Star on Rhyldan, man was united under a common goal: Survival. A native species referred to as the Lesoo waged a series of attacks on the new settlement, but while the Lesoo are a strong and hardy species, they were outmatched technologically.
The new settlement was named Plymouth, and that name once again marked the discovery of a new world. Plymouth City was slowly built up using a combination of local natural resources, and of parts off the Northern Star. For some time there was peace and unity among men. But it wouldn't last long.
The laws of the land were simply that everyone needed to pull their own weight. Your life was not a right, it was a privilege. This was a dangerous land, and death in the wilds was a common occurence. The ability to restore memories though and quickly rebuild humans from their DNA made death nothing more than a painful setback.
Things took a turn for the worst though when a soldier named Obore Daniels began to stir the pot. Daniels took issue to the fact that children were not permitted. Children could not pull their own weight and worse yet they made the adults less productive. He also took issue with the fact that the Council, a collection of the original colonists, chooses which DNA to use on new clones and kept the DNA secured away from others. Some colonists wanted to have family members restored, but unless those family members' possessed unique talents to justify the cloning time, this was not possible.
Daniels continued to be vocal about his feelings and over time he swayed a reasonable number of other citizens to push for change. He then disappeared while out on a patrol one day, reportedly falling prey to a Lesoo ambush. Rather than spawn a new life for Daniels though, the council decided against it. From their standpoint he was a trouble maker and could be replaced by someone who would be just as productive, but less of a problem. This decision did not sit well.
Protests began by a number of citizens, led by man named Edward Salazar. Salazar theorized that Daniels had in fact been murdered at the will of the council. There was no evidence to support this, but the refusal to restore his life left it open to question. The protestors refused to work until this issue was resolved. The unity of men was splintering and emotions were running out of control. To quell the rebellion the council created the first of a series of Cyborgs which they called Peacekeepers. These Peacekeepers were created using a mix of hybrid DNA, and integrated with brain wave inhibitors that made them controllable and completely loyal to the council.
The Peacekeepers were used in an attempt to force people back to work. When they were pelted with stones, they opened fire and blood was shed. Salazar and those supporting him fled and became outcasts. They deemed themselves as the Free People's Republic (FPR) and took to the hills, where they seemed to disappear.
Until one night when they staged a well-coordinated attack on the Cloning Facility at Plymouth and were able to make away with a collection of DNA strands. The FPR were now able to raise their own army. The council condemned this act of theft and formed a nation of their own, which they referred to as One World, One Nation (OWON).
The sides are so diametrically opposed that they have fallen into a state of open war. OWON believes that the FPR split has weakened both factions, and that they did it for selfish reasons. Their goal is the survival of humanity, and do not want to allow individual agendas to get in the way of it. The FPR meanwhile feels that OWON was an oppressive government who refused outside opinion. They have waged a propaganda campaign against OWON, attempting to reach out to new clones. OWON meanwhile has villainized the FPR as a band of separatists.
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