Sleepwaking

aka The Game is Collapsing
Played freeform because the players don't have time for a 300 page lecture on the setting.

Thrust into the life of a Noble, the Powers of Ma'at the II find themselves confronting a danger they never expected.

Grimdark. Thanks to Kek, Ma'at the II's rival Imperator of the Dark, every work of fiction (with few exceptions) in 2017 is about horrible worlds to say "I'm grateful I don't have to live in this fake and cruel world I made!"

Since much of mortal science relies on Science Fiction to pave the way for new physical models, this is an extremely dangerous trend that can't possibly end well if allowed to continue.

Has a Discord Server, feel free to join.

Ma'at the II's Powers
Daughter of the ancient Egyptian Imperators Apep and Ma'at, she is now bound by the New Council of Four to clean up the mess she's made by daring to get Lord Entropy to ostracize himself (who did so in the most destructive possible way, of course). Her worst enemy is Miss Guide, a teacher from some place called Barren's Bleakest Academy.

Kavya Rao, Erus of Locus Ma'at
17 year old hitchhiker and freelance journalist with online blog on the miraculous, hoping to ascend to godhood? Yuuup. That's a Nobilizer for you.
Library of Life, Head Librarian Rao speaking. About me… I keep records. The Book of Death isn't what I thought, according to it not one person I care about will die. I trusted in reincarnation, this isn't a comforting thought! I still understand that I'm not correct, the future is our death if we don't change as a species. My immortal foe is Dr. Orz Wells, someone who has no respect for anyone who thinks differently, even after they are proven wrong about the world.

Alexander Chase, Duke of Video Games and Writing
CEO of the fictional Drake Studios, may or may not be involved with an optimistic sci-fi collab novel. Was inspired by a video game about game development to become a game developer. Has noticed people don't like signing contracts anywhere near him at all.
In hindsight, I'm a ghost of an ideal. I sold out, I honestly thought I could be some great gaming industry pioneer. Right now, accepting my new Imperator's offer is the biggest mistake I ever made. Everything I do as a Noble is on cheat mode, I miss mortality for me being honest in my work. My mortal foe is all enemies of creativity, who think limits are a lie. Right now, that's Krystal Meth.

Gadg8eer, Pawn of Play
"Kidpunk" trying to prove author avatars are needed for a future of Oculus and HoloLens, he's ready for it 5 years too early and it shows. Childish and selfish, but countered by deep hindsighted empathy.
Hi, my name's Gadg8eer! I really don't like myself when I notice I hurt someone, so be nice and I'll try and be nice, okay? I don't want the 90's back, I want the next decade's stories to be optimistic. My enemy is Billy Grimsly, who thinks Play shouldn't be fair!

The Psycho Excrucians
Excrucians these days aren't exactly known for being subtle, they think they've already won.
The Psycho Excrucians are based out of four small towns across the world…

Ms. Guide
Domain 5 (The Peculiar)
Teacher from a Peculiar Town
Peculiar, Ireland
This Warmain's test is whether you are special, she will say her test is like the others and you will be absorbed for succeeding or die but it's not true! She will take away the special building blocks that make you up and expect you to struggle to keep yourself together. Those who can't she will fail and leave be, a blob of Actual with no form. Those who succeed, she freezes in what she considers your perfect moment in time.
You cannot win her test, you must see the truth! She knows of a place, a world which is Not. An island where nothing interesting ever happens, and she is determined to ensure you succeed to end up there! Failing her test is not the answer, you must take the third option!
Today, class, we'll be learning about the impermanence of our new students! I hope you're keeping notes, there's going to be a short quiz at the end of the Third Age!

Dr. Orz Wells
Warden of Odds and Anomalies
Number Lock, 1 CP
Ochevidets, Russia
Poisoned by terror, Dr. Orz Wells is a Strategist like no other. As much as you would hope otherwise, this is a former Cammorae mortal who made the mistake of killing Tetrix the Deacon with an Anchoring device while stationed at a Russian Cammora safehouse, turning that safehouse into a small Void in Creation where the Excrucians can easily bypass the Weirding Wall. He now roams Creation, numbering all that exists to remove any trace of worth. It is rumored he may have some sort of connection to some huge conspiracy, but beyond his references to a "Head Office" and an employee record of something called the Odwald Textillery, nothing concrete is known about Dr. Orz Wells.
Words? Names? All I need to defeat you is a single number for you only I control, and I can lock you away for your crimes against the normalcy of the Void. Be grateful you can call for help still, your days will be unnumbered and renumbered soon enough.

Krystal Meth, Fallen Power of Narcotics
Persona 5 (Stranger Deals)
Domain 4 (Narcotics)

Has a thing for Alexander Chase
Neo Kowloon City, China
Have you ever heard of Fentanyl? Why would organized crime poison their customers, or let a government conspiracy do it under their noses for that matter? Fentanyl is the poisonous "lie" killing Krystal Meth, the Fallen Power of Narcotics. Turned against her own estate, she is using that same poison to "free" addicts everywhere from what she now thinks is a limitation chaining everything that Creation is. Not a lie, not a test she'd let you fail, not without merit… No, this is much worse, because it is so simple to understand why she might be right!
Morons. I'm not like the others! I'm not trying to free you from lies or whatever bullshit most Deceivers spew, I'm trying to free you from limits! Remember that? Never acknowledge or accept your limits? That's the lie, you have no limits and being able to create isn't worth those limits! Deceiver? Warmain? Strategist? Take it from someone who did every drug there is, there's no reason to protect the parts of life that want to die!

Billy Deckard Grimsly, Cheating Brat
Persona 5 (Wyrdmageddon)
Domain 1 (Cheating)

Banned from Arcades in all 50 States
Ferrydale, Oregon, USA
With a mother's truely vorpal dagger, the gun of an outlaw and a heart as black as ink, Billy Grimsly takes his own continued existence as proof that not only is nothing fair, it's purposefully rigged against "goody two shoes". While "Billy Deckard" was once the Power of Cheating, the Deceivers had already planted a lie of Irony in his heart. Unfortunately for them, they somehow confused Irony with Karma. Now he lives on as a cruel dream which can manifest in reality as something governed by the Estate of Play, a phantom attempting to replace the Void with some vaguely but frighteningly more awful thing called the Edge. Really just a glorified bully, who thinks Karma is against the natural order of Prosaic Earth and plans to pull a Starscream on Ms. Guide's plans.
Idjit, look where loyalty got me? Oh, I ain't off badly at all, that's mah point! Loyalty got me power a Noble wishes they could have, the will of an Imperial, but it ain't gettin' you nuthin' cuz I said so! I'm the ghost of the only truth, Cneph wanted slaves and got locked in a fiddle that's been missin' so long the Ash is burnin' like Rome!

The New Council of Four
Reformed in the wake of The Great Mistake, aka "That time the Next-Darkest Lady pissed off the Darkest Lord".
The New Council of Four is finding it hard to deal with the Ash being, you know, on fire?

Surolam
Same as before, but with more pull which is needed in these troubling times.

Ha-Qadosch Berakha
Is hiding something and it's not related to Lord Entropy or people who think it is would be "missing in the night". Has as much pull now as Surolam and Elizabeth River.

Elizabeth River, Imperator of Gambling and Actuals
Replacement for Lord Entropy on short notice, usually represented by some Cammora agent rather than risk getting killed keeping up with the Locust Court proceedings.

Kek
Magister of the Dark, whose estates include such lethal jokes as Bread, Thrones, Circuses and Twilights. A very mysterious and possibly treacherous Imperator.

What ever happened to Ananda?
Ananda currently claims that the disaster of being opposed is the World Ash on fire, which Ma'at the II was hoping wouldn't happen if she didn't start an actual war. It did. With the Darkest Lord out of the picture, so is Ananda, who has left because "Heaven needs me".
(Note: Ananda may have died on his way to Heaven)

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License