The Opportunity Corporation has taken over much of the world’s industries. The city doesn’t matter, they’re pretty much all the same: sprawling metropolises filled with noise, light, and pollution. The hint of smog turning the lights yellow and sickly. The wealthy in their high towers and filtered rooms, the poor squatting in whatever refuse gives them enough power for their tech.
In this city, in this world, technology is everything. Life and death, success and failure - all hinge on the tech you can access and what you have installed. Cyberports, the most common type of wetware, are the expectation once you hit the age of majority (and often before, but only in black market deals and special contracts with OpCo), but some few souls kept their brains un-jacked.
They have become targets.
OpCo’s R&D department has recently released data indicating they’ve found a way to tap the vast potential in the human brain. A new kind of port with a new interface. No chips, no instruction modules, no jacks into the Net. You see, with enough technology, magic becomes real.
New and untested, the Arcane Ports (the name the streets have given this new tech) have managed to hit the black market. Those who did not get a cyberport now have a chance at something different, tapping into human instinct long since abandoned.
OpCo is running out of test subjects.
The black market is eager to sell the new tech and the stolen crystals that go into it.
And the unjacked are the ones that will pay the price.
== GENRE NOTICE ==
A Cyberpunk-meets-Urban Fantasy setting where black market cybernetics are as dangerous as living-room tattoos and magic is nothing more than the unleashed potential of the human brain.
== General Note ==
This is a world I began to create many, many years ago. Much of it is in my head, though I have not conducted a lot of writing with regards to it.
Customize your cards as much as you’d like; if they don’t fit, I’ll either incorporate your modifications into my world or give you suggestions on how to make them fit.
Feel free to question, advise or make requests of me. :)
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