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Babylon: A History to Now

Vetous Member, Wiki Editor
So I wrote this brief history of Babylon. I built a lot of the city with these things in mind. Business as usual. Enjoy! 

In the wake of the Great Shire Civil War, there were a few idealistic individuals who wished to avoid such catastrophe and destruction should it ever happen again. Out of all of these characters, the most prominent was Vetous, who had refused to take part in the war, referring to it as “...a bunch of slobbering fools behind a computer screen.” As soon as the war ended, he began to search for new ways to avoid the new regime that was formed. After a failed flying city, he went the opposite way: the ocean.

Babylon started as a small collective of artists, scientists, scholars, and writers. This group of people laid the groundwork for the city that would become, laying out the city and creating the necessary infrastructure. All manual laborers were given a spot in this new city, and then through careful screening, new citizens were let in through the great lighthouse outside of the city.

In just under two years, the city had grown twice as large as what the founders had planned for. This had pros and cons: the city now had more indefinite sustainability, but the quality of the screening process had decreased drastically to let in more people to work the labor sector. During this time Vetous craved for a scientific breakthrough to legitimize the city. This finally came from a small time inventor named Sammich.

Sammich discovered that by using redstone infusers, one could infuse potions with the natural elements in the  world. In layman’s terms, this means you could spit fire, or water, or wind from your fingertips. This breakthrough not only electrified Sammich Solutions, Samm’s company, but also caused a total upheaval of life in the city. Vetous at first was proud of this achievement, but as he began to see the  stock in his own company, VetTec, slip, he demanded a study of the so called “Vitaloids” to be done.

VetTec study found that the Vitaloids could be “deactivated” by a certain substance formed by the infusion process. This was nicknamed “Slime” by VetTec scientists. A motion was quickly passed by the Babylon Central Council, and the Vitaloid production process was changed to make the vitaloids inactive until Slimes, which would only be sold by VetTec, activated them through a head implant. This made the Vitaloids a luxury item used by the rich and upper class of Babylon.

While this quickly made VetTec more money than Vetous had ever made topside, trouble was brewing under the nose of the council. An unintended side effect of the new Vitaloid process was that is caused a great new disparity between the rich of Babylon and the poor. A group called the Tariatus who lobbied for more infrastructure for the poor quickly became very popular. While their demonstrations were peaceful at first, their members soon became unruly, and with no clear leader of the group, many of the more violent sects began to attack those they deemed “uppas” in the streets. The Babylon police could barely keep up.

This was not the only thing happening in Babylon at the time: The Venizia Group was one of the first major outside corporations invited to the city. The group opened up Poseidon Point, the docks, which was a major source of industry for the city. But, after an investigation by the Babylon Herald, it was discovered there may have been ties to the group and the great war that had sparked the formation of the city. In a rare moment of complete consensus, the Venizia Group were thrown out of the city. This left a large absence of power in their wake, and the docks without anyone to run them. The Central Council, in a baffling move that is seen as the catalyst for the downfall of the city, took the Docks under their wing, decreasing efficiency and decreasing pay for the workers.

These two events came to a head with the formation of the Dockworker Union of Babylon, which was rumored to have been started by members of the Tariatus. They immediately went on strike, closing off the docks to the public. Just a day later, Tariatus terrorists broke through the  wall of VetTec Tower, slaughtering civilians and destroying much of the building before the entrance to the tower and the tunnel created by the terrorists were destroyed by Babylon police. Authorities think the Tariatus got in through the docks, but until the strike is over, there can be no investigation, and with VetTec filled with the head implant machines, it is only a matter of time before an army comes storming out of the building.

Some say they have enough implants to make an army in there…


  • Vetous
    Vetous Member, Wiki Editor
    Sorry about the formatting, can't figure out how to fix it. Just imagine there are paragraph breaks in there and we will all be good. 
  • [quote="Vetous"] Out of all of these characters, the most prominent was Vetous, who had refused to take part in the war, referring to it as “...a bunch of slobbering fools behind a computer screen.” [/quote] 
    I am... offended....
  • Vetous
    Vetous Member, Wiki Editor
    edited March 2015

    It wouldn't be something written by me without some kind of meta reference. 
  • But what about the great mysterious city relocation? Or is that forbidden to discuss?
  • Vetous
    Vetous Member, Wiki Editor

    You mean when Vetous relocated the city with his mind? (He has an ego after all) 

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