03 September, 2016

Contemporary Space Supernaturals

Many of my thoughts about Vampires and other supernatural beings in space have focused on a sci-fi perspective. But upon waking this morning I considered another idea...

What if the epic battle of the outer solar system were playing out simultaneously with our recorded history?

...and what if the religious texts of the modern world were simply half remembered and mistranslated accounts of event before formally recorded history?

Noah's ark may have been a tale about a interplanetary ship captain who fled his world as it was being "flooded with radiation" due to an environmental catastrophe on a lost world which became shattered into the asteroid belt...



The Tower of Babel is a reflection of an ancient space elevator which opened a diaspora to the stars... where the bible says people were flung across the world it's only because ancient translators could understand the concept of a diaspora across many worlds...

Izamani and Izanagi didn't so much create the masses of land by plunging spears into the sea, instead they terraformed habitable land by plunging spears of irradiated plasma into the mantle of the Earth...

The world is flat, with an ocean surrounding it...but only in the sense that the planets orbit the sun in a single flat plane, and the surrounding ocean is the Oort cloud...

Hephaestus was one of the greatest scientists and engineers of the golden age, building power armours, devastating weapons, and quantum manipulating technologies at a level that has never been surpassed...

Artemis was one of the greatest inquisitrixes ever, hunting creatures of the dark and monsters that had been sent from the cold vacuum of deep space to ravage the "sanctuary planet" of Earth...

Atlantis was a great city on Earth, maybe it's where the whole conflict began, maybe its story reflects one of the great battles between light and darkness...or maybe it was simply collateral damage in something vastly more mysteious.

Recordings of angels and demons are mistranslated accounts of the supernatural beings of the inner and outer Solar System visiting Earth to recruit new warriors (or harvest psychic energy) for the eternal war raging beyond the "sanctuary planet"...

We could then follow the strange and unexplainable events of history, offering some of them as potential story hooks linking Earth to the great war beyond. Crazy rednecks being abducted by aliens aren't so crazy after all. The "little green men" might be necro-engineered ghouls/revenants designed and bred for vast lifespans and the ability to survive with minimal life support (and energy usage) in the deep orbits.



The earthbound technocracy might simply be trying to keep the peace using their metaphysical enlightenment and ancient technologies so advanced they still appear magickal to the mundane population (perhaps akin to the MiB movies), they don't want the sanctuary of earth breached by the monstrous entities of the outer solar system, but they are willing to accept refugees from the outer worlds (or from beyond the solar system) as long as they are willing to keep a low profile. Meanwhile, the mages of the traditions are oblivious to the horrors beyond time and space, and they work with their enlightenment to gain power for themselves at the expense of weakening the mystical shield that has stood in place for centuries.

(Indeed, this mystical shield protecting the sanctuary planet of Earth might be the very reason why miracles have been less common in recent centuries and why magic has been harder to achieve as recent history has progressed).

I haven't worked out the whole lot yet.

I don't want to shoehorn the whole world of darkness into this idea, but there are enough insteresting fragments across the setting that can be combined in this new format that it might be a really cool sandbox to play in.
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