HISTORY - ONCE UPON A TIME
Before the Earth was ruled by mankind, it was a place of wild magic, ruled by the Fey, the Kindred and the other creatures of Chimaera.
The merest thought brought to life the stuff of nightmares and the stuff of
dreams. Chaos inevitably ruled because the threshold between this realm and the
others was still open. Then, by the powers that be, the veils thickened, the
portals closed and the Chimaera were left alone with the ever-growing humanity.
War raged to bring order.
The Immortal Fey waged war upon the forces of entropy that remained, those who
are of darkness and decay. In the course of this war the Unseelie court of the
Fey was created. Those who were of mixed blood, the by-blows of Seelie and
Chaos, or those who betrayed the Seelie court were cast into this in between
world of gray. During this time there was also a mixing of mortal and immortal
blood. Humanities ancestors were innocent bystanders in the attempted
destruction of Chaos and yet were drawn in to the melee and so were born the
Kindred. The Weres emerged from Earth itself, from the beasts that ruled it long
before the Chimaera and Mankind existed. And a semblance of order was created
for a time.
As time passed, humanity’s numbers grew though the creatures of the Chimaera
were so wrapped up in their own pursuits that they did not notice until it was
too late. The twilight of the Gods and the end of the reign of the Chimaera had
come. Mankind, as frail as they were and still are, slowly forced all the
creatures of Chimaera from the border outposts, and then drove them into the
heart of wilderness and into the shadows. By three thousand years ago the only
Fey strongholds were in remote parts of England, Ireland, Greece, China and Russia,
their numbers the lowest of all the Chimaera. The Kindred were banished to
darkness, hunted and killed until only a handful remained. And the Shapeshifters…their connection with Mother Earth was lost,
their hearts lonely and their spirits weak, so they too shuffled into obscurity.
Centuries went by, and the Chimaera became the myths and legends of times gone
by even as they lived in secret among humanity. Eventually their numbers
increased and they decided to finally come out of hiding. Marius Noblesse, the
first great King and ruler of the Chimaera, until the preternatural and slowly
each clan came out of hiding. When Marius moved his family to the United
States in the early 1800's he discovered that the U.S. Constitution
unintentionally gave the Chimaera the legal means to assure their
rights. And by the early - 1800’s the Preternatural Act was created and the
Chimaera were just another minority protected by the laws of the land. They had
become a part of society.
Today, Humanity and Chimaera live side by side all
with the same rights. They pay our taxes, abide by our laws and yet they also
face hatred, fear and persecution though not half as bad as 3000 years ago.
Though these supernatural creatures, the earth’s original rulers, have been out
in the open for the past couple hundred years and half of the world is
fascinated with them, the other half isn’t. That latter half wants them dead
because of the power they could wield if the right key was turned. Some time
around the 1950’s, a Council was created; a select group of people from each sect,
including humanity, to make sure that that balance is maintained and to protect
this world from any other.
In late February, strange things began to occur, Apocalypse kind of stuff as if
something from the other side wants to come here. The only thing left is for
someone to unlock the door and let it in and find out whether it's good or bad.
The balance of power has also begun to shift since then, the Fey trying to
overthrow the ruling Kindred, the Chimaera trying to overthrow humanity. Sides
are being drawn about what to do about the thing knocking on the door. Some
think that it is a good thing, some don’t.
And everyone is making bets on who will be left standing when the dust settles.
That brings us to today. The Council is here in New York City and the scramble
to find the key and either use it or destroy it is raging. The millennium
brought a thousand crazy things with it. Are you ready?
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