An experimental colony on Mars where virtual become reality
In the year 21XX, humans have begun colonizing Mars. After terraforming a small section of the planet to become hospitable to human life, a new technology is being researched within a large dome known as “Rudra Colony.” Rudra Colony houses the lone city of Mars known as “Mars Square,” and it is the center of industry and commerce for the planet. The promise of Rudra technology is the limitless potential of quickly colonizing Mars as well as other planets with simple data. Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the colony's establishment...
The Rudra Colony & Network
The main colony on Mars used to test the “Rudra Matter Manipulation Project,” a system designed for nearly infinite terraformation possibilities. Anything within the network can be simulated to look and even feel like something else, so long as the citizens are connected. Simple houses made out of dirt and rock appear identical to their rooms back home. Of course it's not the same if it's not real. Rudra's goal is to create these structures in real life using data from the experiment.
A combined Legislative and Judicial body of Mars. They create the laws, enforce, and police them. This complete control of the planet under 3 people has caused some unrest within the population, but most citizens seem content. The Committee's focus seems to have shifted from digital terraforming to maintaining the peace and prosperity of the colony. They have agreed that Rudra Technology is too high of a risk and dangerous an avenue to pursue. There are internal struggles and differing opinions on how else their original goals could be accomplished.
Rudra Matter Manipulation: the "Blue Program"
The “Blue Program” was established as a trial run of matter manipulation for combat purposes. The user is always connected to the network on a molecular level and can form a weapon of their own choosing. A user could potentially change the molecular structure of anything at will. However, focusing on a single material produces much stronger results.
A physical link requires some form of DNA from the user, but one can also be tied to a tangible object, such as a weapon. Either way, it comes at a huge risk to the user as they cannot function without an active network. As a precaution, all teams are advised by someone who's only connected through conventional (analogue) means. (Example: Zetch and Tomoe are advised by Cilvia)
Regulations have been made to prevent the manipulation of human lives, though the Committee fears this is not enough. Despite their wishes to cancel development entirely, the lead scientist on the Rudra Project feels otherwise. He believes that this technology could be the next evolutionary step for mankind. The rewards far outweigh the risks in the eyes of the professor.
Professor Steffanski believes that Rudra technology is the solution to many of Earth's population and resource concerns. “We are now in control of what we can become and the millenia required for evolution is over.” He is also aware of the apparent dangers involved and takes it upon himself to control it and everyone on Mars. The only thing greater than his pride is his ambition. Steve will stop at nothing to maintain his ideals and prove his research. The key is to test every possible scenario to prevent any real danger in the long run.
The law enforcement branch of Mars colony, governed by the Committee. It is broken up into 3 teams:
The Spider Clan
Despite its infancy, Rudra Colony has experienced its share of criminal activity. It's unclear what their goal is, but the Spider Clan seems more like a mischievous band of thugs than a real threat. Unbeknownst to the colony, they have been stockpiling digital mass or “rudra particles” left over from Altered Reality experiments. Their access to surpisingly advanced technology remains a mystery.
Mars is separated from any governing body on Earth. Part of the experiment is sustainability without