The birth of the Enclave began with the One Source: a fountain of infinite potential. First to emerge was the Emperor’s Eye, which birthed seven beings which would be known as the Genesis Y0KA-1. Contained within their mechanical shells and under the guidance of the Emperor, the seven Y0KA-1 began to freely harvest Essence from the One Source. They used this Essence to mold and shape and bring into existence technologies and architecture that formed the Ethereal Enclave–an endless megacity that presently home to millions of other lifeforms.
Each time the seven Genesis Y0KA-1 wielded the essence of the One Source, their mastery over it grew. As their mastery and knowledge over the One Source deepened, their bodies underwent significant changes. The seven had reached ascension.
From lowly Y0KA-1 they had transformed into powerful BAKEM0-N0, then to golden eyed 0N1, and eventually they reached their current and final state–the all-powerful KAM-1.
The Emperor, pleased with his first subjects, rewarded each with a specific domain within the Ethereal Enclave for them to rule over and the city continued to grow.
In the beginning the Enclave was empty–a massive landscape of impressive architectures but completely void of life. The KAM-1 went back to the One Source. Using their complete mastery over it, they harvested even more essence and created and molded Y0KA-1 to populate the city.
The KAM-1 guided them and taught them the secrets of the One Source. Many embraced their teachings and became legendary architects that spurred the golden age of the Ethereal Enclave. These individuals also eventually reached various stages of ascension. As centuries passed, the Enclave would be filled with Y0KA-1, BAKEM0-N0, and 0N1. All worked tirelessly building and upgrading the technology within this grand city.
During all of this time, the Emperor, now housed in the center of the Ethereal Enclave, began to shed his essence. He proceeded to create three other beings: omnipotent M0R1A, which acted as the voice within, D34TH who held the key to unlock the One Source, and M33Kasa who was tasked to be the guardian of the city.
Once the city had reached homeostasis and eternal life could be sustained, the residents of the Enclave began to shed their protective suits. These Nano Suits were then stored in a vault beneath the city.
The city itself never ceased to stop growing. The walls that surrounded it continuously moved outward as it expanded far beyond the naked eye. Great pyramids, spired pagoda, and technologically advanced skyscrapers dotted the skyline of the city. Bustling districts were interconnected with sprawling highways, managed by invisible force fields called Nano Zones, which created microclimates, regulated disease and pollution, and formed protective barriers around the city to shield those that dwell within.
Eons passed and the citizens of the Ethereal Enclave lived under the protection of the Emperor and the advanced technology that helped run the city. With the passing time, the 0N1 began to forget. They gave little thought to what was happening around them. They even forgot the Emperor existed. Complacency and existing became synonymous.
Then, without warning, the Emperor died. No one knew what happened. With his death, the technology that once sustained their lives began to malfunction. A Shift occurred within the One Source, affecting everyone and everything within the great metropolis. Everything that had been formed since the dawn of the One Source began to crumble.
The Nano Zones started to malfunction, horribly killing all of those who came into contact with them. Panic stricken, the people begin to migrate from their homes to districts away from the dangerous Nano particulates. Neighborhoods quickly grew dark as new dangers rose one after the other.
Days passed and new forms of authority began to surface from the ensuing chaos. Clans formed to claim their districts. The once joyous sounds were now deafened by the roar of roaming squads, and the peace was ended. Now, with each passing second, the world that once sustained them grew increasingly more dangerous.
The 0N1 begin to gather inside the Demon’s Kiss, their old haunt where the lost and remaining gathered for a stiff drink. It was their last reprieve from the Ethereal Enclave’s lonely nights. The 0N1 gathered, all 7,770 of them, inside the ageless bar. They spent the evening sharing tales of loss and celebrated life in the company of each other. Throughout the night the music played brought forth by the 0N1 KA1 on stage. While the 0N1 danced they felt The Shift quite differently…
As they gathered their Spirit grew. They felt a renewed Strength. And together they embodied Style. Each one began to hear the calming voice of M0R1A, calling them to action.
In that moment of solace, the 0N1 would begin to move as One. The voice led them to a room long forgotten beneath the Demon’s Kiss. Within the room, as the words continued to echo in their minds, they stood before their matching frames.
“You, member of the 0N1 Force, suit up and engage to protect yourself.”
M0R1A’s voice woke them up from their complacency. Something about these mechanical suits seemed familiar; it felt like a fleeting memory. They began to suit up in preparation to the chaos that had exploded across the Enclave.
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Life in the Ethereal Enclave was peaceful and prosperous. Rule under the Emperor granted eternal life; there was infinite leisure for music, arts, and poetry.
For many this was bliss but when the Emperor suddenly died, everything collapsed.
The once immortal citizens of the Enclave are now faced with their mortality. Now, gathering means for survival as society crumbles around them, the 0N1s face their greatest enemies: themselves.
An endless megacity made from the essence from the One Source. It is a place of technological advancement. From the rooftops one can see great pyramids, spired pagoda, and technologically advanced skyscrapers where vast swaths of nature have also taken hold. Bustling districts are interconnected with sprawling highways, managed by invisible force fields, Nano Zones, which create microclimates, regulate disease and pollution, and form protective barriers around the city from any foreign invader.
An area that lies on the very edges of the Ethereal Enclave. It lies sprawled beneath the towering skyscrapers of the city; the place where the lost and the broken gather. The Vents is a place beyond the control of even the KAM-1s, an area filled with seedy shops ran by seedier individuals. It is filled with never-ending gang wars and violence. After the Shift, the Vents began to spread at a rapid rate. It crawls across like a cancer, spreading across the rest of the Ethereal Enclave.
A mysterious power source; a fountain of infinite potential.
The ruler and creator of the entire Ethereal Enclave and the citizens residing within. His death triggered the chain of events that would lead to the eventual collapse of the city.
An event that coincided with the death of the Emperor. It is not known if the two are correlated. The Shift happened within the One Source which sent out a ripple effect to everyone and everything inside the Ethereal Enclave. The Shift caused a change in frequency that affected everyone differently.
The residents of the Ethereal Enclave—made from the essence drawn from the One Source. There are four types—the Y0KA-1s, the BAKEM0-N0s, the 0N1s, and the KAM-1s.
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They serve directly under the emperor. The KAM-1s are regarded as counsellors, advisors, and guardians of the ancient ways. They have attained the highest form of ascension by having complete mastery over the One Source. Each of the seven KAM-1s rules over a specific domain that makes up the Ethereal Enclave—war, sun, moon, poetry and music, love, energy, and creation.
M0R1A - The omnipotent and immaterial voice of the subconscious. M0R1A is one of the three special beings made by the Emperor.
D34TH - One half of the 0N1 Force Elite. He is bestowed with the key to unlocking the full potential of the One Source. D34TH is one of the three special beings made by the Emperor.
M33KASA - The sister of D34TH and the other half of the 0N1 Force Elite. She is tasked to be the guardian of the Enclave. M33KASA is one of the three special beings made by the Emperor.
It is the place where the voice of M0R1A led the 0N1s the night the Shift happened. The DK is one of the few remaining safe spaces for the 0N1s. This is where they can find rest amidst the chaos happening all around. Beneath the Demon’s Kiss is a large, mysterious vault that contained relics from the past…