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The year is 2060 in Lincoln City, California. This is a fictional city in the south of the state, so the climate is dry and hot for most of the year. The Pacific coast is perhaps an hour and a half drive to the west with ample beaches and some truly spectacular cliff faces. The population is approximately four hundred thousand and steadily growing.

There are four main sections to Lincoln City.

South Lincoln is the poor area of town. There are dilapidated apartment buildings, factories that provide cheap labor, fast food joints galore, pawn shops, and a few more reputable places, but not many. This is where many of the specials live, forced there by prejudice.

Westside is the suburbs of Lincoln City. The homes are large and most of them are newer. It is filled with the humans of the city with well-paying jobs, two point five kids, and picket fences. There are small strip malls, a few charming restaurants, and many tailored shops that sell trinkets and custom made items.

Eastside is the shopping district. Here is where you can find larger chain stores, malls, and where people go for groceries. There are restaurants on every corner, ranging from McDonald's to five star establishments for the upper class. The roads are wide and parking garages serve to keep the parked vehicles off the street, where many people walk from shop to shop.

North Lincoln is the business district and the hub of the city. This is where the government buildings are located including the police station, City Hall, and a large, level one hospital. This is also the financial district of the city and it contains many large-story office buildings and trade centers for the white collars.

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technology

As this is set in the future, some of today's technology has changed. Cell phones are a thing of the past. People now carry a "chip" phone with them that serves as a phone, tablet, debit card, and identification. They are about the size of a USB card with a pop up hologram that will display webpages, games, videos, skype-like calls, IMs, bank balances, receipts, or identification, depending on the requested action.

Transportation is much the same, although speed limits have increased due to the higher safety rating on cars and the fact that many of them have an autopilot setting. Many people use the sleek trains around the city to move about, as well.

Robotics has taken a giant leap forward, and there are now devices in many upper class homes to fold your laundry, do your dishes automatically, or to clean your floors. Where these things were shots in the dark before, the technology has improved them until they are nearly commonplace. Artificial intelligence isn't too far off the horizon, and many computer programs can learn and mimic already.

drones

Drones are remote-piloted and use facial recognition to keep track of the general population and possible criminal activity. Most of the time they are only used to monitor via video feeds, but can become a defensive or even offensive force when called to action. If a threat presents itself, these drone can drop robotic police officers onto a scene to keep things under control and under surveillance until human police officers and Enforcers arrive.

enforcers

With the threat that specials pose, the police force has become more militarized. There are still everyday police for most human infractions, but there is a special force who receive more training called Enforcers. They are skilled in combat and negotiation techniques and have specialized weapons that use higher force than that of the average police issue Glock. They are often called in to track down Special suspects who might be on the run, to negotiate tense situations where a Special is holding others hostage, or to act as bounty hunters if need be.

These Enforcers use their special training, which isn't just physical but also psychological in nature, to help keep the Special threat at bay. They are masters at protecting the human population and are trained to recognize special abilities (or to fight against them in some cases). They also handle all of the registrations that Specials must go through and determine which class a Special person is placed into.

sociology

The social structures have changed with the appearance of those with special abilities. Most normal racism, homophobia, and other bigotry is a thing of the past as humanity united against a common threat: Specials. The color of someone's skin or the creed they live by matters less and less as tensions rise with Specials on the receiving end.

Humans can still be poor, of course. They can still be judged wrongly, mistreated, and live in poverty. Many specials have families who are entirely human and are judged simply for having "one of them" in the family tree.

Many humans, however, are living normal lives either ignorant of the new racism or party to it. Enforcers are practically exalted as saviors of the human race even though a few of them bend the rules in favor of undue cruelty. Not all Enforcers are bad, however. Some of them see the problem and try to help, but nobody listens. The media subtly but effectively keeps Specials right where they are, subjugated and controlled while praising those without powers for being pure.

Some are starting to notice the tension, though. People are angry without knowing why. They feel the sting of injustice on both ends. At some point, the pot will boil over. The only question is who will strike the first blow.


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Bin 71 is reputable only because it is the dingiest, crappiest bar in South Lincoln. It got its name, quite literally, from a trash bin in the alley with the number "71" painted on the wall above it. The bar, ironically, is located nowhere near that dumpster.

Despite the state of disrepair, constant water leaks, cheap booze, questionable bodily fluids on furniture, drugs, danger, and fights that break out hourly, the place still manages to attract a decent sized crowd. The owners are known to not ask questions and if authorities ever dare set foot in the place, nobody knows anything and you were never there.

Don't be fooled into thinking this is a safe haven, however. It's not for the faint of heart and has seen more crime than half South Lincoln alone. You might get a beer. You might get shivved. It's really up in the air at this point.

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  • You can buy hookers here without anyone batting an eyelash.
  • Same goes for drugs.
  • All the booze is watered down but it's cheap so nobody cares.
  • There is an honorary trash bin outside the bar that people know better than to fuck with. It's literally just a small rubbermaid trash can with "71" spray painted on the side.
  • Do not order mixed drinks here or you might get poisoned.
  • This is located close to the tracks.
  • Do NOT sit in Jack's booth. Don't do it. Don't even look at it.

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Black Ram Steakhouse

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Located in Eastside, Black Ram Steakhouse is one of the fanciest places someone could dine. They're a newer place and only opened a few months ago, but they serve some of the greatest five star food anyone could ask for.

Their prices, however, are not for the faint of heart. While reasonable for what's being served and how it's being served, it's still expensive and a steak dinner for two could run you over $500 easily.

The atmosphere is chic, clean, and somewhat darkened for those close romantic encounters, but well lit enough to see and read the menu easily. They serve alcohol and some of the most creatively delectable desserts around.

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  • Valet parking is optional
  • The lighting looks expensive but it was all homemade.
  • There are vegetarian and vegan options on the menu.

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Romani Campsite

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In a big place like Lincoln City, there aren't many camping opportunities. For the Romani people, that usually means assimilating into the culture of the place and staying in hotels or renting small apartments that bill by the week. Traditionally, however, they stick together and live out of RVs, vans, tents, or small cabins.

This campsite is located to the west of Lincoln City in the outskirts and technically outside the city limits. They're not very trusting of outsiders and usually keep a few dogs for alarm purposes.

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  • There are lots of Specials in this particular band of gypsies so tread with caution
  • Most things are brightly colored.
  • Music, music everywhere.
  • Mirela Charani will swindle you if possible.
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San Gregorio Beach

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San Gregorio Beach is an hour drive from Lincoln City, but well worth the time it takes to get there. It's fairly popular without being overcrowded, and as such sports good food trucks, hat and jewelry vendors, and a nearby surf shop.

Hotels along the coast provide a getaway if it gets too late and makes a nice little vacation spot just a mere hour from home. And if you don't want to swim, there are some amazing tide pools nearby to explore, or just kick back and work on that tan and watch people try not to drown.

random info

  • Beware the tide and wear sunscreen.
  • The straw hats are a total ripoff so bring your own.
  • This is not a nude beach so cover your shit.
  • The beach closes at eleven pm, but the night guards can be bribed for a nominal fee.
  • Sharks are scarce in this area.
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Enforcer Headquarters

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This impressive set of buildings boasts an office building, parking garage, and warehouse where Specials are tested to be registered. It's located deep within North Lincoln's business district and is home not only to Enforcers, but also those training to become Enforcers.

The main building has a basement that's used for holding potentially dangerous Specials. The second floor is for administration, visitors, and temporary holding along with a small courtroom and offices for civil defense. Training facilities are on the second and third floors including a gun range and simulation room, and offices on the next two floors above that.

The Special Registration warehouse contains some of the most cutting-edge technology in the country. They have holding rooms with cots for Specials to stay during the registration process and specially designed rooms to help contain the force of Special's powers during testing. Such features include bronze lining in the walls to block EMP, very, very good drains for Dousers, stability shocks for Terras, and anything else they can do to help manage Special abilities.

random info

  • Coen's secretary's name is Thelma.
  • Donuts and coffee are highly encouraged at all times.
  • The parking garage leaks when it rains.
  • The elevators are so widely used that the stairs have fallen into a disgusting state of chipped paint and musty smell.

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The Tracks

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South Lincoln is bad, but anywhere near the Tracks is the worst of the bad. Located on the lower east side, these abandoned train tracks house most of the city's homeless population.

More poverty stricken than the rest, most people who either live in this area or hang out here are members of gangs or work in that environment. Nobody walks here alone at any time of the day unless they know how to defend themselves and even then it's a bit sketchy.

The area is overgrown, dilapidated, covered in graffiti, and smells vaguely of the sewer line that busted two years ago that authorities didn't bother to fix.

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  • Nobody is ever in power for long.
  • There are at least four different gangs in the area.
  • All graffiti means something, don't fuck with it.
  • Mind your own business.

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Redstone Cliffs

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On the edges of the Mojave Desert past the southeastern borders of the city lie some really beautiful and breathtaking landscapes. These range from cliff faces to valleys and bluffs. It boasts stunning views of the city and beyond as well as some local flora and fauna that don't grow in the city itself.

There are dirt roads that lead to the more popular areas as well as smaller hiking paths, but beware because the heat can get dangerous if you're not properly hydrated, dressed inadequately, or can't find some cooling shade. It's not recommended to travel here on foot between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm in the summer.

random info

  • There's one particular cliff that's known for both jumpers and romantic encounters. It's quite popular among the locals for both reasons.
  • Turtles run faster than you think.
  • Sand is hot. Like really hot.
  • Sunscreen is important.
  • There are caves all over the place and some house both old native american drawings and graffiti in equal measures.
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Mora Clock

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Located in North Lincoln, Mora Clock (a Swedish grandfather clock) is a staple of the business community and caters to all those who work or visit North Lincoln. It's especially popular among Enforcers for beers after their shift, as the establishment is owned and operated by retired Enforcer Eirikr Åkerfeldt, and his wife, Sarah Åkerfeldt.

random info

  • Always tap the doorframe for luck.
  • The edge of the bar is detailed with some amazing carving work. Please don't faceplant into it. The bar will win.
  • Ragna, the owners' daughter works there. Be nice. She can kick your ass.
  • The house beer is phenomenal.
  • If you order food, be prepared to not know how to pronounce it.

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Event Horizon

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Sitting prominently in the heart of the Eastside is the club of choice for anyone willing to drop a pretty penny. Event Horizon is the place known for VIP treatment, because you often have to pay that just to get in. Far more than the clubs to dance, drink and drug it up, Event Horizon is for those eager to show off their social –and financial- status. It’s a favorite among celebrities and the rich, and anyone with enough money to get in the doors. With a dance-floor made of space-grade plexiglass and underlit with lights, smoke and glitter to simulate space, there’s something…other-worldly about getting lost in the music and lights.

If dancing gets exhausting, pay a little more to get the VIP privilege into one of their eleven private rooms. It comes with a butler, speakers to listen to tunes, as well as some of the most comfortable and lavish furniture and lighting that one could ever hope to ask for. Each room is themed after a Planet, with the final two themed for the Sun, and Milky Way respectively. Got $1000 lying about? Ask for the Andromeda room, and prepare to be treated like royalty with your very own hot-tub and world-class bartender to cater to your whims. Sit back and order one of their five-star drinks, made with only the finest top-shelf liquor from around the globe. Care to wander and mingle with the rest of the guests? Walk among sleek black floors touched with polished chrome and reflective lighting, glance up to the space-themed lights and projected images of nebulae on the ceiling.

If you care to belly up at the marble-topped bar and be sure to take in the projection of the supernova occurring on the hour. It’s practically a show stopper. If you’re looking for a little more fun to break up the dancing, drinking, and lounging, there’s a small room where arcade games can be found for those eager to let loose their inner child for a while.

Be aware, the staff are dressed to the nines and behave as such. They expect patrons on their best behavior, and though they’ll treat each customer like the VIP they are, they aren’t afraid to have the security throw anyone out who gets out of hand, or a little too drunk.

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  • Karaoke is an absolute no. They don’t do it, never have, never will.
  • The entrance fee is a delightful $100. If you want VIP treatment, you’re forking over about $250. VIP treatment includes half-price drinks (except for the exclusive four), 25% off private room rental (if one is open) as well as valet parking. Private rooms cost $500 for the night, with the Andromeda suite a paltry $1000.
  • Three exclusive drinks can be ordered, they cost about $50 and are only served here. Named after Nebulae, they are Helix, Omega and Carina.
  • If you’re a VIP, ask for the Messier 82. It's not on the menu, but the drink features flecks of diamond and gold in a dark blue liquor mix served in a cut crystal glass. It’s a stunning drink, with a stunning price-tag of $475.

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