Welcome to the Lost Territory of New Haven, CT.
In the year 2013, the world changed. Massive rifts called “Looking Glasses” tore through the fabric of reality all over the world. Millions of lives were lost as creatures from legend poured through the rifts and into our reality.
The catastrophic loss of human life would have been apocalyptic in scale if it weren’t for the efforts of world governments and companies. They contained the areas around the rifts, now known as the “Lost Territories.” This wouldn’t be possible, however, without the Pillars.
Tens of thousands of individuals with latent DNA began to transform into creatures from myth when the rifts opened. Now armed with advanced technology adapted from the rifts and supported by economic powerhouses around the world, these so-called Pillars have become humanity’s heroes in the battle for survial.
It has now been 33 years since the initial event, and human culture has adapted to living on the brink of destruction. Pillars are the world’s most interesting reality TV stars and media idols. Pillars legally exist with a status somewhere between that of enlisted military and property of the mega-corporations, with the quality of their life directly linked to their performance and ratings.
Here, we follow the stories of You-Star heroes who don’t normally have the center stage in the New Haven Lost Territories.
This is a collection of short stories from the Utopia Descending universe, and not a stand alone game book. Each volume of the Lost Territories series will be a series of interlinked short stories from specific Lost Territories within the Utopia Descending universe that are canon for the RPG, ARG, and LARP universe.