Neo-Manhattan

“Behold! Giant nuclear powered robots, the last hope of the humanity! Protecting humanity from evil giant killer robots, alien invaders and giant monsters! On Neo-Manhattan, the last bastion of humanity, people work hard to survive! Contact to outside world has been last, oceans have turned blood red and warring factions of evil robots, aliens and giant oceanic monsters emergence to attack the city! What will you do? Well, fight them with nuclear powered robots, of course!” -Text on the gates that take the form of “Neo-Manhattan” posters. Neo-Manhattan recursion was created from fictional leakage from various giant robot battle show tropes. In the recursion, parts of New York surrounding Manhattan borough have fallen into the ocean. Some areas haven’t been completely swallowed by the red sea, ruined skyscrapers can be seen in the distance. Curiously, the center of Neo-Manhattan were rich and powerful live is partially identical to modern Tokyo. People of the city believe they might be last surviving members of the humanity. The outside world is believed to be a battleground between mysterious invading aliens, giant monsters who arrive from the deeps of the now blood red sea and giant warmachines controlled by the artificial intelligent calling itself Deus. Once a week, a giant monster from one of these three factions arrives and threatens the city with destruction. ┬áRecursors translate as members of city’s defense forces who pilot giant robots, or mechas. Mechas are controlled directly by human mind and each pilot is “plugged” into them. As such, personal combat ability of the recursor will be robot’s fighting style as well, e.g. wields two weapon foci means...

Mon World

The Mon World was created by fictional leakage from popular genre of monster collecting and battling cartoons and video games. Recursion has appearance similar to modern Earth, but it doesn’t share the geography and locations. Everyone is born with personal “Companion”, a creature with telepathic link and bond to their master and unique strange powers. These creatures are used to help with many daily tasks, but most popular purpose for them is sport called monster battling. Monster Battling is as simple as the name implies: People fight each other with their Companions until other Companions are forced to return to their masters. This sport is only sport people of the recursion practice and every sparkless inhabitant is downright obsessed with it. When the annual tournament is held in Central City, all inhabitants of recursion gather to spectate or participate. Besides humans and companions, areas outside cities and towns are populated by wild “monsters”, monster being term for all other beings regardless of their appearance. The monsters have variety of different appearances and they are often categorized by elements or what type of creature they are. Monsters never go near populated areas, but they tend to attack people in wilderness. Some monster battlers’ companions specialize on recruiting and controlling monsters. Defeated monsters don’t die, they fade away only to reappear later longtime afterwards. Disturbingly, some of monsters look like cuter version of creatures from other recursions. As majority of fictional material that leaked into this recursion was from children’s media, this recursion has some bizarre illogical consistencies. For example: Lot of technologies that work under laws of standard physics don’t...

The Eternity Chamber

The “Eternity Chamber” appears to be size of pocket dimension rather than juvenile recursion. Recursion looks like a very well decorated room fit for a wealthy aristocrat. Big comfortable chair next to small table with a martini, always lit fireplace, quite many bookshelves filled with thick impressive looking books, etc. On closer examination, all of the books are filled with nonsense scribbling and it is impossible to remove any of the decorations from the room, even drinking the martini is impossible. Everyone who enters this recursion feels a compulsion to sit on the chair and once they do, they discover it is impossible to sit up from it. Only way to get away from the chair is if someone else in the room helps you up from it. When subject on the chair gives up getting away, from outside point of view they seem to fall into catatonic state while unblinkingly staring straight ahead. From interviews with the “victims” it has been learned that while in this state, subjects see visions that can greatly vary. Some describe it as psychedelic euphoria and some report that they were living their good memories again over and over. But reports do have one thing in common: all “visions” start with subject seeing the room as padded cell and being tied to the chair with straitjacket. They report hearing incomprehensible whispering, until finally at end they can make out words “Starting the treatment”. The feeling of euphoria and happiness isn’t only effect chair has on the subjects. For duration of the state, subjects’ bodies seem to enter into some type of stasis: they...