Saturday, 24 June 2017
Wired Neon Cities - Necrowretch
Even florescent cyber cities have graveyards, or more specifically Necrospace.
Necrospace is, in part, a sprawling mass of chalk land where the dead are put to rest, drilled out holes in the earth holding millions of capsules in turn harbouring the flesh body of the deceased.
Only the rich few get to be buried, but as with Glow City itself, there's a fine line between physical and digital. Necrospace is also the term used for the graveyard of online avatars that haunts the comms relays in physical Necrospace. Billions upon billions are digitally buried here.
But shit goes wrong.
Sometimes augmentations spring back to life, or a virus somehow crosses the boundary between the two Necrospaces, fizzing a corpse back into existence.
The warped beings that bust out of their capsules are Necrowretches - corpses kept alive by electronics. Their mind is fractured and dangerous. They feel no pain, require no sustenance and never rest.
Special action: you activate an augmentation. Roll 1d3. Each can only be used once per day. 1) arm blades - inflict and extra wound in combat. 2) warp armour - increase wounds by 2. 3) flamethrower - you now hit on 3+ in ranged combat.
The longer the Necrowretch is in battle, the more augments it has access to. While rare, they can be devastating when unleashed into the public.
Once, before better security was added to the cyber Necrospace, a Corpsetrash virus hit, releasing more than a hundred Necrowretches simultaneously. They were eventually put down by private Pink Cat military, but not before causing a wave of death and destruction that hasn't been seen since.