The Shadows That Remain
A Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion fic - TECHNICAL NOTES
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Dust – The wellspring of magic/mana drawn from the person’s own will. It was first created by extracting the fibers of mythical beasts, created into a fine powder, and combined with the process of Mage-Link. Within all blood streams of humans who underwent the process of Mage-Link, it is bound to the person’s will. If the person’s will is strong, the ‘mana’ is strong. Vice-versa. Dust can be cut off if the person’s soul has been destroyed. When that happens the person falls into shadow and becomes an Irimage.
Mage-Link – A scientific experiment conducted on humans captured at random from young to old. No one knows who or why they conduct these experiments though it is linked to the manipulations of Eru and Aru to create a whole new battlefield. Started by Zenith Technology Corporations.
Zenith Technology Corporations (Z-Tech) – A corporation owned by Saruman the White/Black. He plays for both sides to see if he could get a gain on either Eru or Aru. The corporation is one of the two largest economic controllers of the world, with Lorien Technologies Incorporated as its rival. Headquarters located in London, England.
Lorien Technologies Incorporated (Lorien Inc.) – A corporation that specializes on technologies, which is also a front for the Resistance, headed by Celeborn, Galadriel, Thranduil, and Elrond (but mostly Celeborn, Galadriel, and Elrond as the Triumvirate). The Resistance serves to drive back the evil, in hopes that Eru would be able to dominate the Earth with his glory and power. Headquarters are located in the White City.
The White City – The-City-That-Will-Not-Be-Named, the City of Hope, The City-That-Cannot-Fall. The secret base of the Resistance, fronted by Lorien Inc. It is where dreams never die and hope still exists. Many bases of the White City are scattered, but there is one in Boston, now called the Gold City.
The Golden City (Boston, MA) – Where the population of humans live in peaceful serenity under the watchful eyes of Elrond Perendil who heads the Lorien Inc. in that sector. Security is heavy in and out of the city, as each crime can sentence you to either a life sentence in prison or instant death. But underneath it, is the city of lies, debauchery, and deceit as evil festers here. Mage-Link experiments are conducted here.
The Black City (New York City, NY) – The City of Lost Souls and of the Undead, it is the Middle Earth equivalent of Mordor, and the Empire State Building is the equivalent of Barad-dur. A haven for festering evil, Sauron lies in its innermost quiet and waiting while everything runs rampant above. This is where Aru sets the stage for the final game play as it is the irony where long ago, the Trees of Valinor once stood on this city.
The Grey City (London, England) – The Middle Earth equivalent of Isengard, as Saruman the Betrayer and Trickster holds his lair here. It is where Mage-Link was found and still is performed. The northern areas of England are populated with mythological creatures that it creates a perfect defense or army to invade the rest of the world.
The Shadow Horror City – Here is where Melkor, Morgoth the Dark Enemy lairs. The city of modern day has no name as he has erased all traces of it. It is one of the most powerful stronghold Aru has on the Earth and to defeat it, will take many lives.
The Silver City (Los Angeles, CA) – One of the few cities left on the Earth that is a safe haven for those who want not to be touched by the war brewing on the whole of the Earth, it is where Thranduil placed his Mirkwood Elves here.
The Nine – The Nine Nazgul, Ringwraiths no more, but now just the Nazgul, who have fallen into shadow, they were the first nine original experiments of Mage-Link and Dust. Gone insane from the first experiment, they are formerly men and women and their leader is the Witch-King, a young boy with hideous powers, enough to frighten even the Elves.
Undead – The Undead are the names for dead Mages, killed in battle, their powers unable to be absorbed by others. They are summoned by others, Techno, Verno, or Iri to bind them to their will. You cannot kill and Undead rather kill its host to kill the Undead. Their power becomes twisted as they rot in the spirits unable to reach into Heaven. Once touched by an Undead you are bound to it in different ways. Fredrick Baskerville becomes bound to an Undead (the LoTR equivalent of the One Ring to him).
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