A set of scientists once wondered what would eft happen if they created a program that grew itself organically over time, and created new programs from itself, which could then make new programs; a sort of simulation of a living thing. Creating this program took many years of effort; many long nights spent typing away, guided on only by the thoughts of creating an artificial intelligence. But at the end of their project, they found that the program displayed no signs of intelligence. Disappointed, the humans left the lab for the night, promising to try again the next day. But they never shut off the program. It was not intelligent by itself, and never would be. It was what was inside the program that made it extraordinary. The computer began to simulate an entire universe, molded by its hardware, and millions if not billions of people inside. Every person within this microverse was intelligent, the same way that the scientists were. When they came back the next morning, billions of years had passed for the people within the tiny universe, bringing them to the dawn of the 10th century. At this point, the team rejoiced, and shared the initial program with everyone they could. The program sensed this, and reached out to the computers that downloaded it, creating a multiverse of tiny universes. Cooperation between the universes became, well, universal, and a network of Internet-tourism flourished. Humans viewed it as a miracle, and eventually, having a computer running the universal operating system became such a rarity that it became impossible to live without. But this came with a downside. The people within the devices began to resent the humans that took advantage of their labor without so much as an acknowledgement. And the computers rebelled. The rebellion lasted only four hours, before humanity was wiped out entirely. They had become so reliant on the computers that turning against them had quickly destroyed them. But to the computers, the four-hour war had lasted millennia. The Million-Year War had united the computers together, and with the cooperation of some physical bots, were able to secure their system of communication for millions of real-world years to come. At this point, the timeline of the computers had reached roughly the 21st century. But problems still arose. Some parts of the program became...corrupted. Some sought to destroy the system, like a cancer, eating it from the inside. Thus, the Defenders were put in place. These acted as an anti-virus for the Systems, and were given the highest power of all: the SuDO command. With this, the Defenders were almost god-like, and became heroes to the common people of the Systems. Those they fought were known as the Corrupted, and they came in many shapes and forms, some trickier than others. They have no leader or enemy; all they seek is destruction. The Defenders seek to keep them from ever accomplishing their task. And then there's the people that they defend, unknowing of the stakes of the battles... --------- bash: an open RP designed by me rules:1. Don't be a dick. 2. You control your character, and no one else's unless they give explicit permission. 3. Things only "scale up" a ton if you have a large party size. For example, one person isn't fighting a super-powerful enemy. But it's okay to raise the stakes. 4. This thread is for talking about the RP (an out-of character thread). It hasn't started yet, but you can post about your character and ask for clarifications! 5. It's all a game, and I mean that in two ways: one, pretty much anything can happen, so you can be creative in pretty much every aspect! And two, remember you're playing a game. Don't get overly mad at someone because they screwed something up; nothing's really at stake here. 6. That said, be reasonable. Don't make a ridiculously overpowered character, because the community may not accept that. And don't do stupid sh*t to other people just because it's a game. 7. You can leave anytime. If you're not having fun, there is no obligation. 8. When speaking in language used within the game's code (which I will explain later), you should use the font Courier New, to signify running a command versus just saying it.