The Resurrection Effect
Instead of being broken up into nations based on geography, the communities of mankind are divided based on ideology and are referred to as Factions. There are hundreds of factions, but three in particular currently account for almost 80% of the human population: The Enlightened Voice, the Guiding Will and the Undying Star. And while many factions maintain a defensive (or offensive) force of their own, an independent organization known as the Universal Defense Force acts as peacekeepers. Members of the UDF must know Core English, the shared language of humanity, and so that they might be truly neutral they must forgo all faction ties.
|Enlightened Voice||Protecting the right to live life as one sees fit|
|Guiding Will||Focused on the pursuit of knowledge and technology|
|Scions of War||Crying Survival of the Fittest, they are killers, destroying the Covenant of the unworthy|
|Undying Star||Faith empowers their rejection of the Covenant|