A NEW OC ROLEPLAY, BASED ON 'THE FRINGE' IN THE DIVERGENT SERIES.
❝Take away someone’s fear, or low intelligence, or dishonesty and you take away their compassion. Take away someone’s aggression and you take away their motivation, or their ability to assert themselves. Take away their selfishness and you take away their sense of self-preservation.❞
In a city where no law can control the reckless and damaged the fight for survival becomes ruthless and deadly. It is a dog-eat-dog society where the strong form gangs to prevail and the weak are hunted for their food and resources. A battle for territory, power and a sense of community drives the people on but poverty threatens to grind them down at every turn.
A few centuries ago, the government of North America became interested in enforcing certain desirable behaviours in its citizens. There had been studies that indicated that violent tendencies could be partially traced to a person’s genes – a gene called the ‘murder gene’ was the first of these, but there were quite a few more, genetic predispositions towards cowardice, dishonesty, low intelligence – all the qualities, in other words, that ultimately contribute to a broken society.
When the genetic manipulations began to take effect, the alterations had disastrous consequences. The attempt had resulted not in corrected genes, but in damaged ones, causing a civil war between the government and those with damaged genes called the Purity War.
The Fringe is a side effect of this war. The damaged have become outcast and strayed from the sanctuary of the Bureau compound and now live in the overrun cities outside the government’s influence because there, there’s a chance that if you die, someone will care.
❝As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.❞ ― John Muir