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  • History

    * *(Early 21st Century) The New Internationalist movement* – International relations are strained. An interdependent global economy, international efforts to combat worldwide terrorism, and the common pursuit of civil rights forces a re-evaluation of the …

  • Federal Security Bureau

    G-men. Feds. The Man. Society has always had colorful names for federal law enforcement agents. The Strange Aeon is no different. Federal agents are the subject of movies and television shows and the Federal Security Bureau is one of the few government …

  • Office of Internal Security

    Perhaps no agency in the New Earth Government is more feared than the Office of Internal Security. The innocuous name hides what are perhaps the most sweeping powers of any government agency in the history of democracy. However, citizens tolerate what …

  • Ashcroft Foundation

    The Ashcroft Foundation coined the name arcanotechnology when they first shocked and amazed the world over fifty years ago. They used it to describe a bold new field that married advanced technology with the effects of ritual magic. Arcanotechnology …

  • Manchester

    "UK map":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tv5lH3TsnnP1Jg838FyCf6xfMEI&usp=sharing (Still being worked on!) Northern England (anywhere north of a line drawn roughly between the Humber and the Ribble), Northern Ireland, and all of Scotland have …

  • New Earth Government

    The evolution of Human society under the guidance and protection of the New Earth Government has been humanity’s greatest achievement. Cultural diversity, ethnic tradition, and a new sense of interdenominational religious tolerance have rolled up into a …

  • Nazzadi

    A created race. Warriors bred from the genetic code of the people they were sent to destroy. That’s what the Nazzadi were, nothing more. Their language, their customs, their history, all of it was a lie, mechanisms meant to keep them in line and force …

  • Migou

    Bugs. That’s what soldiers call them. Creators. That’s what the [[Nazzadi]] called them. The Tibetans call them Migou – the abominable snowman. They are the greatest enemy humanity has ever faced. When we discovered [[Ashcroft Foundation | …

  • Cults

    There are two major Cults active in the Aeon War: the [[Disciples of the Unnameable]] and the [[Esoteric Order of Dagon]]. There are minor cults too numerous to mention, many of which keep the [[Federal Security Bureau | FSB's Sectarian Crimes Division]] …

  • Aeon War

    [[File:562306 | class=media-item-align-center | 500px | worldmap.jpg]] It is debatable when the Second Arcanotech War ended and the Aeon War began. Some historians mark the beginning of the Aeon War from the first appearance of the [[Cults | Rapine …

  • Life In The Strange Aeon

    At no time in Human history has the justification for war been clearer and more universally accepted than now. On the surface, citizens of the [[New Earth Government | NEG]] believe that they will eventually emerge victorious. Wartime industry and …

  • Disciples of the Unnameable

    The plateau of Leng is a myth. Hidden from the eyes of mortals, only the mad claim to have been there. Only dead things grow on Leng. It is a forsaken place covered with monuments to the Old Ones and home to a thousand horrible things. But most foreboding …

  • Esoteric Order of Dagon

    An ancient church has hidden for centuries within sleepy coastal villages. How things started was always the same – it started when the fish stopped. In the face of starvation or disaster, it isn’t long before the villagers began praying to anything. …

  • Global Intelligence Agency

    They watch for alien threats while the world sleeps. They venture into the shadows to strike at unseen enemies. They gather forbidden secrets, listen for the unusual, analyze for weaknesses, probe for answers, and wield the most powerful weapon at their …

  • Parapsychics

    The power of the cosmos expresses itself in many ways. Monsters wield unusual powers, and [[Sorcery | sorcerers]] focus universal power through the lens of ritual. Parapsychics are those who intuitively, often from birth, manipulate [[Parapsychic Powers | …

  • Arcane Underground

    Hidden underneath the veneer of civilized society is a dark and magical world of unbridled exploration into the unknown. It’s always been there and those who have been willing to throw off an egocentric view of the universe have discovered the true …

  • Setting

    2085. Humanity faces extinction. [[Migou | Alien insects]] from the edge of our solar system, long hidden behind the facade of reality, descend to enslave us. [[Disciples of the Unnameable | Hordes of unspeakable horrors]] roll out from Central Asia, …

  • Gear

    Most gear in GUMSHOE is very straightforward - it simply lets you use your skills. The two main points of note in all this are around weapons and armour. Weapons don't particularly have any individual special rules - some may have laser sights, scopes, …

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