Occupation Era

Earth is occupied and ruled by an invading force of Bactarans.

In the midst of an age of technology, of augmented reality, of economic despair, and of rampant organized crime, the aliens descended on Earth. There was barely a fight when they arrived in orbit in 2050; Earth's leaders rapidly surrendered when it was clear that what few weapons we had in orbit were either ineffective or disabled. The occupation had begun. The invaders, who called themselves Bactarans, quickly went to work curtailing the freedoms of the people of Earth. The organized crime cartels, once the bane of society, would begin fighting against the occupiers–and soon, fighting for the very survival of the Human race.

Earth Public (2000-2050)

Occupation Era

> Though it is unlikely that characters in this Culture will actually be used, there is likely to be gear left over from this time throughout the Occupation. When using this gear, the tech levels here should be helpful.

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Gang/Resistance

Occupation Era

The line between organized crime and the resistance is so blurry that they are effectively the same thing. In the later years, the resistance was funded in no small part by income from smuggling and various illicit trades that were borne from the drug trade before the occupation. The strongest resistance grows in Texas, fueled by the Union Underground and freed slaves from Mexico.

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Korzof-Moti Occupier

Occupation Era

The Korzof-Moti is a unique house of Bactarans, almost a subspecies unto themselves; they were created with several generations of selective breeding among particularly aggressive soldiers. As a result, they are particularly violent, much more so than the average Bactaran.
The occupation has an ultimate goal. The nation on Bactara from which the Korzof-Moti come was devastated generations ago, and poverty and famine run rampant. The occupying force’s mission is to make a world that Bactarans, especially the other Korzof-Moti, can colonize–but knowing that the Bactaran Republic would never permit colonization of an inhabited world, they want to drive humanity to extinction while making it appear that humanity destroyed itself, and while leaving the world habitable for themselves. As time goes on and various schemes to accomplish these objectives are foiled, General Deroza’s patience wears thin and they begin to just order large numbers of people killed outright, until the Moti are finally stopped by both the resistance on the ground and intervention from The Republic and the Vorans.

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Earth Public

Occupation Era

Most Humans fall under this Culture. Though occupied, most peoples' day to day lives carry on; they have the same jobs, make the same friends. However, a strict curfew is enforced, and certain items are placed on a contraband list, more and more every year.
The Base Income varies from country to country and drops gradually over the course of the occupation. It is up to the GM where a particular country at a particular time falls in this range.

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Survivalists

Occupation Era

This part of the resistance consists of doomsday preppers, busy telling everyone that they were right all along. These groups live in the remote countryside, trying to live a life apart. Their resistance is not well organized and is focused more on survival and stealth than on fighting back. The largest of these cells top out at about 25-30 members, and most of them are holed up in hidden enclaves in the rural and wilderness areas, most prominently in the open West of North America.
The survivalists' world is one of anarchy and self-reliance. There is no governing body and no real law. Each small cell acts like a tiny feudal city-state, often composed of a single extended family. The survivalists tend to be socially regressive.

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Mars Colonist

Occupation Era

Though campaigns will be unlikely to be set on the Mars colony during this time, this culture may have people or equipment which carry over beyond the era. Following a number of exploratory missions in the 2030's, a longterm colony is launched by private enterprises, with the express goal of creating a "backup" civilization in case of calamity on Earth. The resources to grow crops and create fuel are sent first, and the first 7 colonists land in 2044. Several hundred more colonists follow every few years until the Bactarans arrive. Luckily for this colony, the Bactarans seemingly have little interest in taking a year long trip to the red planet to destroy them, and they are left alone throughout the occupation. For much of the occupation communication with Mars is cut off, and no one is certain that the colony even survived until contact is reestablished in 2065.

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Collaborator

Occupation Era

Any Human that is one of the Bactarans’ “trusted” Humans falls under this Culture. They get more and more insular as the occupation wears on, and other Humans are trusted less and less.
There is a blurred line between collaborators and any of the other Human Cultures. Some collaborators used to be a part of other Cultures before they were blackmailed or threatened into collaborating. Some collaborators are slaves that worked their way up, often holding the belief that the Bactarans were saving Humanity from its own folly. In between, there are levels of high ranking slaves and some double agent public citizens, and it is encouraged to allow a blurring of the Cultures.

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Equator Slave

Occupation Era

Certain populations have been subjugated by the Korzof-Moti. These slave populations are mostly kept secret (or at least quiet) and isolated in their particular areas of the world, mostly near the equator (for convenience of launching slave built and slave loaded payloads); as a result of their location, the nickname "Equator Slaves" gradually becomes widely used throughout the resistance. Colombia and Kenya have the largest populations of Slaves for most of the occupation; later on, Mexico gains slave camps as the Colombian camps become more trouble than they’re worth, though the UU begins to make slave-freeing runs part of its routine there, too.
Not all slaves are engaged in manual labor. Many are, but the Bactarans need engineers as well, and occasionally some are able to leave the camps to become negotiators and agents. They use the promise of such advancement to drive slaves into working hard for them. Most of the major projects involve resupplying Bactarans; rockets and spacecraft are constructed to supply and refuel the Bactaran fleet in orbit and a fuel mine is constructed on the lunar surface.
They are generally not called "slaves"–more often "wards" or "protectees"–and the Bactarans' manipulation skills are not to be trifled with. The Bactarans often have misinformation spread throughout the slave camps about the rest of the world, leading to a common perception that the Bactarans are protecting the slaves more than the reality. Any negative stories about the outside world are emphasized. The end result is that most slaves believe that they are better off as slaves than they would be otherwise.

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