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In this universe, extraterrestrial contact has been made hundreds of years ago. This event has marked the beginning of a new era; the golden age of technology. Thanks to new medical breakthroughs, life expectancy has doubled and population has exponentially grown. The planet, even though it is peaceful and healthy, is starting to get too small for such numerous people. It is time for space exploration, something that has been foreseen happening since a couple of years by the world leaders. Nations united to create an enormous fleet of exploration spaceships to discover the cosmos mystery and find new habitable homes.
That’s where your story begins. We have detected an anomaly on board of the SPC-2202, a spaceship created by the alliance of China and America, also, your destination. On Earth a signal was received from this same ship concerning a potential habitable planet. However, since Earth has sent a confirmation message, there has been no replies from the space ship, as though the communication was disabled...
Your mission: Find out what is happening on board of the SPC-2202 and send a distress signal if necessary.
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***A crow lands near you. It stares at you and a recording starts playing.***
This mission takes place in a crude and aggressive world. Here, the Viking people have been able to resist the conversion to Christianity. At the beginning of the 12th century, King Sigurd managed to break through the defense of the King of France to finally seize their territory, with one of the largest raids ever seen in history. This event was a turning point for the rest of humanity. France was the first country to lose faith in their God and to succumb to Nordic beliefs. Over several hundred years, the Viking people and their moral codes spread over Europe, Asia and Africa, becoming the only culture on Earth. After many prayers and rituals, the fervor of their faith materialized gods such as Thor, Odin and Loki who took on human forms. The Nordic gods were now very real. Several decades ago, due to his jealousy, Loki, god of treachery, caused the death of the god of light and joy, Baldr, son of Odin. It was the straw that broke the camel's back. The council of the gods decided to lock Loki and tie him under a snake whose venom drips on his face for all of eternity.
This is where your story begins. Loki has been locked up for years now. The appearance of this multitude of gods split the population into several small nations, some of which are followers of Thor, others of Freyja. Unfortunately, some cults are ardent followers of Loki. Our source informed us that his servants are preparing a ritual to bring back Fenrir, a monstrous and giant wolf, which will cause a chain of catastrophic events; the death of Odin, the liberation of Loki and finally, the end of the world, the Ragnarök. To do so, they need an enormous source of power: the scepter of Odin or the hammer of Thor for example. According to our research, the ritual should be done tonight... Could they have already found their source of power?
Agents, your mission is: Investigate the place of the ritual, find their source of power and give it back to the gods of Good to avoid disaster. In no case should you give Fenrir the source\ of power, understood?
***The crow turns away and takes flight.***
*You hear a notification on your cell phone. You take a look, and hear a voice message.*
Hello, Agent. Your next mission will evolve in a slightly different way than the previous ones. This time, you will need to visit two new, separate universes...
You will be sent to the home of Dr. Octavius Garcin, ex-university professor of myths and legends, and specialist in supernatural phenomena. One day, the professor’s wife, Agatha, developed a strange and sudden illness that no doctor could diagnose. It wasn’t long before she passed away, leaving Octavius in a dire and depressive state of mind. Unable to continue his job, he quit the university, became a recluse in his home, and obsessively devoted himself to his research.
Many years later, he discovered an old tome that described the multiverse theory: thousands of parallel universes exist in which different events influenced their respective histories differently. This event opened on old wound and gave him an idea: perhaps a version of his wife was alive and well in one of these other universes. He could perhaps see Agatha again… Invigorated by this idea, he drastically switched fields of research, and concentrated maniacally on the multiverse. Soon after, one day he received a bizarrely-shaped parcel from an ex-colleague from the university. Inside, he found an unusual artefact, accompanied by a simple note:
‘This artefact could possibly aid you in your research.’ Cordially, Dr. S.W.
Dr. Garcin frantically removed the object from its package and examined it in his study. It was indeed the artifact that the old book had described; an ancient relic supposedly imbued with an occult magic, capable of opening a rift in space-time, and therefore also inter-dimensional travel. Possessed by blind obsession, Octavius forgot his scientific notions and put all his faith into this “magical” object. He succeeded, with little effort, in opening a portal in his study, which he immediately went through... This is where your mission begins. According to our analysts, the universe on the other side of the rift is called Yuggoth. This universe transforms its appearance according to one’s most recent memories. However, this seems to be a kind of mirror-world, where your memories turn against you, and emanate a gloomy, somber and miserable feeling. Unfortunately, while the portal stayed open, some Yuggoth creatures managed to infiltrate Dr. Garcin’s universe. Fortunately, given the size of the portal, only small creatures made their way through, and the Codex Agents Termination Squad (C.A.T.S.) succeeded in neutralizing them. However, the rift may be quickly enlarging again, leaving enough space for larger, more terrifying creatures to get through. Your mission: explore Dr. Garcin’s home, and re-close the portal. Due to Dr. Garcin’s inexperience and incompetence in the field of inter-dimensional travel, you can only re-close the rift from the other side. You will be trapped in Yuggoth, but, considering that this world copies your memories, there should also be a teleporter on the other side. Unfortunately though, as your memories will be turned against you, there is a good chance that the return trip will not be easy.
We will be in touch soon, Agent. Good luck.
*Your cell phone shuts down as the voice message ends*