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- Type: Material
- Gravity: Normal
- Time: Normal
- Size: Infinite
- Morphic: Alterable
- Energy/Elemental Traits: None (specific localities may vary)
- Alignment: Mildly neutral
- Magic: Normal (limited)
- Technology: Progress level 5
Though the vastness of the universe John calls home may never be explored, as far as he’s concerned his world is Earth. In the early 21st century an ancient group known as the Coriander Society protects an unknowing humanity from Earth’s magical heritage. Drawing its members from high-tech military experts to archaeologists, rich dilettantes who practice martial arts for fun and highschoolers with unexplained magical prowess, the society understands that humanity needs assistant navigating the ebb and flow of magic.
Just how high the tide was rising became clear when John went on his last mission with the Society. He and a small team were investigating a supernatural massacre in a bar, and the trail led to an ancient city from another world, buried beneath theirs. It ended…poorly.
If you were to take the raw energy of a bear, smash it with an earthquake’s destructive fury, and infuse it with something like a nuclear reactor, you could come to understand the fundamental power of a Salbatic God.
You would also have a really bad time, as evidenced by events since 1985, when the first pair of Salbatic Gods tried to make our planet their permanent home. It is believed the nuclear testing of previous decades and subsequent attacks on Japan drew the creatures out of their hiding, like moths to a very large, irradiated flame, unable to keep away from the energy so wild and akin to their own.
One year after arriving in the Ukraine, the pair, soon drawn by the similar natural instability of a nearby nuclear power center, accidentally caused the Chernobyl meltdown.
Fuelled by the primordial energies of distant planes, a Salbatic God’s powers are never mastered or learned, but are rather barely contained, vaguely directed explosions of force and magical disruption. Interestingly, a similar sentiment could be said of their personalities.
Without direction and an outlet for the natural chaos coursing through their very being, Salbatic Gods tend to be volatile in the best of cases, and purposefully destructive when uncontained or uncontrolled. Whether purposefully or not, entropy follows in their footsteps, and the Society works with a delicate balance to have Salbatics roaming the world.
Little is known about the deal made between the beings and the Society itself by the lower echelons, save it has only been in effect since the 1980s. Since then, a steady but slow stream of adult Salbatics enter the world, working in their respective teams – and being codenamed by the disasters they cause.
Fukushima, terminated 2011
Government agencies and TEPCO were unprepared for the “cascading nuclear disaster”.171
No deaths followed short term radiation exposure, while 15,884 died (as of 10 February 2014192) due to the earthquake and tsunami.
Ryongchon, re-trained 2004, terminated 2007 due to behavioral issues and a second incident.
A train exploded in North Korea on 22 April 2004. According to official figures, 54 people were killed and 1,249 were injured.
On 19 December 2007, T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville Florida exploded with the power of 1 ton of TNT. It left 4 people dead and 14 injured. The explosion occurred in a 2500-gallon batch reactor during production of methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl. The reactor cooling system, which lacked backups, failed; this led to a thermal runaway.
AZF, retrained 2001 (still active, but under careful supervision)
AZF chemical factory
On 21 September 2001 an explosion occurred at a fertilizer factory in Toulouse, France. The disaster caused 29 deaths, 2,500 seriously wounded, and 8,000 light casualties. The blast (estimated yield of 20-40 tons of TNT, comparable in scale to the military test Operation Blowdown) was heard 80 km away (50 miles) and registered 3.4 on the Richter scale. It damaged about 30,000 buildings over about two-thirds of the city, for an estimated total cost of about €2 billion.
Intelstat, retrained 1996 (still active, but no longer in the field)
Intelsat 708 Long March 3B launch failure
On 14 February 1996, a Chinese rocket veered severely off course immediately after clearing the launch tower, then crashed into a nearby city and exploded. Following the disaster, foreign media were kept in a bunker for five hours while, some alleged, the Chinese military attempted to “clean up” the damage. Officials later blamed the failure on an “unexpected gust of wind” although video shows this is not the case. Xinhua News Agency initially reported 6 deaths and 57 injuries.
There are currently 2 active adult agents with no serious incidents:
, age 21
Layla, age 19
There are currently 3 minor children (ages: 3, 7, 9) in the program.