Alright, let's begin. Welcome to... Kintsugi: The Breakening Or, the one where the earth breaks apart Some basic rules: 1. Characters can have powers, within reason. No one is allowed to be God. Some people might seem to get near that level, but the "everything gun" is off-limits. 2. You are you, with almost no exceptions. Don't try to take control of another Kintsugijin, ever. You are still you, and your character is you. You can make changes to yourself, but not ones that would make you nonhuman. (Try to keep most changes about appearance, with one notable exception: if you don't want your character to have a specific aspect of you (for example, if you didn't want your character to have autism, or if you want your character to be the gender that you identify with), then it is 100% OK to take that out. For the sake of our community, please do not give your characters disorders that you do not have.) 3. "Yes, and..." When someone takes an action of any kind, you are not allowed to say "no, you didn't." It's like an improv game. 4. Don't be a dick. No chaotic evil here. You don't have to be 100% good but don't go around destroying stuff for the fun of it. If you do, then people are allowed to argue against you taking that action, and if enough people feel like that, then it may be rescinded by the community. 5. If it feels like it should be a rule, then don't do it. Use common sense here. With that out of the way, welcome! Some plot and world-building: -An event causes the Earth to shatter into millions of Shards. (This event is often called the Shattering, or simply the Event.) These shards range from a couple meters in size to around a kilometer. -Shards are movable if enough force is exerted on them. -The Event caused these shards to launch millions of meters into space, into the Van Allen radiation belt. Instead of killing the entire species, this caused humanity to mutate into beings with incredible powers. The closer to the center of the belt, the stronger the radiation, and the stronger the mutation. -Most Shards have oxygen and gravity on them. However, Shards launched too high do not have enough oxygen to hold life, and Shards much lower mostly consist of the planet's mantle, too hot and pressurized to sustain life. -The Internet was knocked out, but radio is able to broadcast astronomically longer distances without the interference of the atmosphere. -Electricity is only available where a method of generating it is available (e.g. solar panels, turbines, jury-rigged bicycle thing, etc.). -Cell towers did not survive the Event. Most electronics were also fried, due to the high levels of radiation. -There is no petroleum oil anywhere. Renewable energy is needed. -Each Shard that had people on it during the Event has survival equipment, including a water purifier, a hoe, and some seeds. -The Kintsugijin are all in the same sort of region of space. -The oceans are like ribbons that connect different levels of Shards. -Shards that have access to fresh water (like a river or stream) still have a water cycle. -When 2 shards are bridged together, the shards begin to move together and share atmospheres. The bridge can't be broken unless one of the people who lives on one of the shards intentionally breaks it. -Radios are common. Everyone has one. But only a few people have transmitters, such as the people on Shard Zero (formerly the White House), on shards where radio transmitters already presided (like a station), or if people built ones themselves. (If you aren't good at engineering, you probably can't build one. Sorry.) Let's go!