Saturday, 3 May 2008
The Matrix Online: Chapter 1, part 1
It ended with Neo and so, when things changed, though he was long absent it also began with Neo. Each organization had a vested interest in the saviour of manking as did some new players on the scene.
[I'll just quickly point you to MXO Story a great website where I sourced a lot of this from and can give you a much fuller account of events in the Matrix]
The terms of the truce were strict, there were restrictions on where you could go and what you could do. Fighting between organizations was outlawed. However tensions could not be held back forever and suddenly fighting broke out on a large scale. This was soon followed by another presence, Agents attacking members of all organization, further provoking mistrust and anger.
The Machines vehemently denied these attacks and redpills soon spotted that something was wrong. Firstly the Agents were unpredicable and haphazard, something the system Agents never were, secondly they could be beaten - something nigh on impossible for a human to do. Closer inspection revealed a crack in their disguise, behind their dark sunglasses their eyes glowed bright red - who were these intruders?
Operatives didn't have time to find out, but had enough evidence to work together against them. It turned out these imposters had something they wanted, fragments of Neo's RSI code. They frantically fought back against them to obtain this code, returning it to their organization leaders. Morpheus soon began to show himself in the Matrix, revealing a partly reassembled RSI of Neo and encouraging redpills to collect more Code and also to pressure the Machines for the One's body or location.
But the Intruders had their own plan for the Code. The Oracle informed operatives of Shapers an elite coder organization that could possibly reassamble Neo's RSI. The organizations, who had been hoarding the codes, also competed for control of these programs, trying to escort them to their own bases. In the competition, one was lost to the impostors...one was enough.
Soon after "N30 AG3NTS" appeared, leaking code and bearing a pale resemblance to Neo himself and providing a devastating counterattack for the Agents. More was to follow, as a few Agents capable of manipulating the Matrix to call down lightning appeared, further threatening the humans. A desperate battle was fought, but with the assistance of organization leaders and genuine Agents the day was won - though that would certainly not be the last time the impostors made their presence known, indeed some are rarely sighted today, about three years on. But their bid for control was finished and the Oracle smiled as she saw humans and programs of different organizations working and celebrating together.
Quite some time later the Machines released Neo's RSI for "The edification of redpills" in a remote location - a "fight club" located in the Gracy Heights neighbourhood. Redpills like to visit once in a while and it has had a profound effect on bluepills who come across it - including redpill skecptic Andres Bonifaceao.
More to come soon.