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ChelonianCommander

Strength of Steel, Will of Iron
298 years ago, in the year 4970, when Unity’s gates introduced the first settlers, chaos became rather rampant rather quickly as The tensions between the five races, The Larcons, The Pavlovos, The Skodbords, The Luccillos and The Cambergs, were high. Vandilism, robbery and even homicides were common and Unity’s protection force, the United Guard, spent every day on the streets either quelling riots or apprehending criminals. As the years went by however, as newer generals are born in the city, the racial tensions slowly went away. Now racism against your fellow resident is a taboo and is no longer commonplace and finally the city began to prosper.

However as with all things, when one divide is destroyed another soon takes its place. Around the year 5002 the city was divided into 3 unofficial districts, the Royal Districts, the Common District and the Grounds District by the people. Soon hatred turned from race to the wealthy and the Royal Districts, primarily from the Grounds District. This lasted longer than the racism 32 years ago as most of the wealthy refused to share their earned riches with the downtrodden, but even still life in Unity was relatively peaceful for the next few decades, even with the constant protests of the Grounds District and the occasional vandalism.

It wasn’t until the year 5219 where things rapidly went from mildly bad to worst. On average, two people went missing every month and few would be found days later in alleyways or abandoned buildings unconscious or dazed without their Elementals. Elementals are a person’s lifelong companion, the closest companion they shall ever have as Elementals are literally part of their human companion. They always stay close to their human companion unless told otherwise. Should an Elemental die, a feat not easily achieved, and then it would be akin to a person suddenly losing their arm or leg. The disappearances didn’t stop and on average every year around 26 people would go missing. Some years the number could be as low as 10 individuals, and some years a little over 40 people would be abducted and the most found each year was 5.

This increased tensions between the rich and poor as the people targeted the most were part of the Common and Grounds Districts, primarily the latter. Now it is the year 5268 and the disappearances never stopped. Over 1000 individuals have been taken and now the Grounds District nearly had enough with acts of protest ranging from picketing to active assaults. The Leaders of the United Nations try to figure out what is responsible for this atrocity but with no results to show, the tensions within the Grounds Districts have nearly reached a boiling point and all it needs is a match to put the entire district into a full blown riot.
 
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