Urbanmyth's sandbox

Because my old sandbox has disappeared

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It is now 10 years since the invasion. Our troops were overwhelmed in weeks, our governments overthrown, our populace the slaves of a new empire. After all, you can't fight an enemy you can't remember. We launched counter-offensives and found our armies waiting for orders, five feet away from the deployment zone. We had infiltrators literally walk past the front gate, the guards forgetting anyone was there as soon as they blinked their eyes. Even the evidence any battles ever happened is gone- we've looked for photo's, recordings, eye-witness statements: nothing. The massacres in the streets, the assassinations of world leaders, the bombing of cities- millions died, and no-one even can remember anything about them. Even their laws come from middlemen, with no recollection of who gave them their commands.


It is now 10 years since the invasion. Our troops were overwhelmed in weeks, our governments overthrown, our populace the slaves of a new empire.We wondered how we could be defeated so fast, and the answers simple: it never happened. There's no evidence of any of the battles, any of the atrocities, any of it. It's false memories. Our armies surrendered because they remembered suffering crippling defeats that never occurred. Our leaders pass laws because they remember an emperor giving demanding they do so. But non of it's real. The world is enslaved by a collective delusion


This isn't just exposition- it's important to know whether you can remember it. You can't, so I'll continue. I'm from the foundation, an organization which, if we did our job right, you won't ever have heard of. We used to deal with things like this before, we were taken over too. When we first found them, we were able to find a cure to the memory effect. A sentence which would let you remember them like anyone else. We can't spread it on the media: we tried, but it's not so simple. They have counter operatives, with a chemical treatment that erases any memories completely- and permanently. So we're going to have to spread it mouth to mouth, hope enough people remember to launch a counter offensive. We could easily win, if only we could know who they are. You're on the good guy's side now, and it's up to you to help bring the world out from under their heel.


This isn't just exposition- it's important to know whether you can remember it. You can, so I'll continue. I'm from the foundation, an organization which, if we did our job right, you won't ever have heard of. We used to deal with things like this before, we were taken over too. When we first found them, we were able to find a cure to the memory effect. A chemical, which erases all the false memories, and lets you see how the world really is We can't spread it en masse: we tried at first, but it's not so simple. They have counter operatives, with a method of ensuring that the false memories become permanent, and un-erasable. So we're going to have to spread it person by person, hope enough people realize that there's no enemy to worry about. We have freedom, we just need to show it. You're on the good guy's side now, and it's up to you to help bring the world back to reality.


The Empire of Samothrace will fall.