Keep Columbus Weird
Forged in the light of science and philosophy, the Technocracy emerged in the Middle Ages as a confederation of artisans, priests, bankers, and explorers policed by a secret band of assassins. Then called the Order of Reason, the group worked its slow but inexorable will over the mystic world. Fusions of technology and ruthlessness eventually pushed the Traditions and other groups into corners. By the late 20th century, this faction dominates everything it touches.
The opposite of the Traditions, the Technocracy in the old world was, to put it frankly, The Man. All conspiracy theories point straight towards them, and some were even true. The Technocracy continues even to this day, albeit fractured by current circumstances. There are five Conventions involved, each with a different ideology and methodology.
- Iteration X — “Given the choice between frailty and perfection, no reasoning organism would choose its flaws.”
- NWO — “Consensus shapes reality. The world we see is the one the Masses want. At the moment, that vision is obscene. We will fix it for the betterment of all.”
- Progenitors — “Potential horror is the cost of liberation. Only when we face the first can we secure the second.”
- Syndicate — “Whoever makes the gold makes the rules. And fortunately, I can do both.”
- Void Engineers — “Nightmares live among us, even as humanity remains asleep and dreaming.”