Lore 7- Entertainment


Dealing with the dying earth was not easy for anyone. Life became a lot more meaningless. Joy was a thing of the past. What could anyone look forward to? Not long after entering the dome, The Outskirts became a containment of depression and despair. The mentally weak did not last long, the notion of a dying earth and being permanently contained in the dome really took a toll on them. Suicide was their way out.

Morale worsened every single day in The Outskirts then (in the days after entering the dome). They were reminded daily of the fate of the earth whenever they looked out of the dome (remember that The Outskirts was on the outermost dome and the walls are made of glass). They faced with the same scene everyday, a sky filled with darkness, speckled with the glint of distant stars and light from the Sun. No blue sky, no clouds, and no hope.

Then came a day when the guards went around handing out something to those in The Outskirts, every man, every woman and every child. Tension and feelings of despair disappeared with every breath. It was said to be similar schwag and people welcomed it and the feelings that came with it. Besides the handing out the substance, the air vents would occasionally be filled with its fumes, it was a treat they looked forward to.

No one really knows where the supply comes from but rumour has it that one of the inner domes houses an entire plantation of just pot. The higher grades/qualities are made available to the upper class and the lower grades are given to The Outskirts. The term ‘given’ would have been applicable then but now the term ‘sold’ would be more appropriate. The distribution of the drug slowly seized and can now only be bought on certain days of the month or in the black market. Today, many just spent their days stoned. It was a lot better than feeling depressed anyway.

Lore 6: Celebrations


There aren’t many celebrations in the Voitheia simply because it would be a waste of already limited resources but there is definitely one occasion where there are celebrations.

“We have dedicated the 22nd of December to commemorate the designer of the Voitheia, Charles Williams. One this day, we remember the man who helped mankind live another day. Celebrations will be held in the 23rd inner dome at the Plaza, with Spector as the guest-of-honor”

As part of the Outskirts, you are also entitled to celebrate this occasion. A total of ten people will be taken into the inner dome for the celebration. You are to decide and nominate these ten people amongst yourself but do keep in mind the following:

  1. No one under the age of 15 is allowed
  2. No one over the age of 60 is allowed either
  3. Only those who have never been for the celebration can be nominated, no repeats.
  4. The sick and disabled are not allowed in

According to those who have been to the celebration, almost everyone from the inner domes would be present. There will be a parade with pyrotechnics, something that wouldn’t be used since the entering of the dome. Pyrotechnics or fireworks are banned in the dome as it pollutes the air supply and it damages the contained environment. Exceptions were only made for this celebration, so people really look forward to this biennial event.

Lore 5: Law

 Laws for the Outskirts

  1. No leaving of the Voitheia
  2. No entering of the inner domes
  3. Possession and use of firearms is strictly forbidden
  4. Breakfast and dinner timings are set at 0630 and 1900hrs
  5. Roll call will be done every forth day of the week. You are to be in line at designated area at 0800hrs sharp.
  6. Assault and slander of guards, officials and those of the inner domes will not be tolerated.
  7. Every law and rule passed by Spector is to be followed, compliance is necessary.
  8. Patrolling guards have the final say and you are to follow all their instructions.
  9. No vandalism or alteration is to be done to the Voitheia.
  10. All deaths are to be reported to guards immediately
  11. No entering of dormitories of the opposite sex.
  12. Curfew is at 2100hrs. All to be in dormitories.
  13. All food that is given must be consumed.
  14. No second servings are allowed.
  15. No disposing of food.
  16. No rowdy behavior

Those found to be breaking the law will be taken into custody to await their sentence

Should you suspect anyone is guilty of breaking these laws, you are to report it to the guards immediately. Failure to do so will make you an accomplice and you will be dealt with in the same manner of severity as the accused.

Lore 4- Architecture

The Voitheia is a geodesic dome. The outermost layer of the dome was made of triangular glass panels that have a special coating to reflect all ultraviolet radiation from the Sun. The glass was manufactured to be over half a kilometer thick which now helps to keep all the heat in the dome. The glass is impenetrable and is strong enough to withstand the occasional collisions with meteors.

The Voitheia is the new and improved version of the Biosphere 2 (see image below).

Biosphere 2
Biosphere 2  (www.portal.environment.arizona.edu)

It is significantly bigger and definitely had more success than the Biosphere. This particular building was made such that several other domes within it, you could think of it like an onion, layer after layer, or a Matryoshka doll. Each layer either holds a facility or residences for those of different social status. Below is an image of what one of the inner domes may look like, particularly the safari/zoo area, where natural habitats were recreated. (Imagine a rainforest shrunk in size and placed under a dome, like a terrarium).


Lore 1 Continued- The Voitheia

The Backstory. How the end started.

There had been in increase in the number of auroras observed. They were bright, brighter than ever seen before and were even visible during the day. The auroras were also being observed more frequently at lower latitudes which would have been considered rare in the past since they were known to only occur at higher latitudes. This was all very unusual but many thought nothing of it. But as quickly as the auroras came, they left. Not a single aurora has been observed since then. It was not three years later that a theory surfaced that the irregular behavior of the auroras observed was a foreshadowing of a waning magnetosphere.

The Earth had been experiencing an acceleration in planetary cooling which eventually led to the weakening of its magnetic field. It is known that this magnetic field is what creates the magnetosphere and without it, the magnetosphere that protects Earth from the Sun’s solar winds would slow disappear. This was also the reason auroras were no longer observed. The lack of a magnetosphere meant no auroras could be produced. The lack of auroras however would be the least of mankind’s problems.

Solar winds from the Sun are not uncommon and Earth was never significantly affected by the winds but that was when the magnetosphere was still present. As the magnetosphere slowly disappeared, solar winds began to strip away Earth’s atmosphere. The charged particles (electrons, protons, etc.) in the solar wind were ridding the atmosphere of water vapor and carbon dioxide. It was taking away the very thing that made Earth habitable.

The lack of an atmosphere means heat is no longer retained around the planet, temperatures will start dropping drastically beyond freezing point. All remaining bodies of water (whatever has not been removed by the solar winds) will freeze entirely. Water will no longer be readily available in the liquid form (much like it is on Mars now). When temperatures drop, you might expect hail or snow but that would not be the case. Rain, snow, hail will never be formed. Think climate of Antarctica but without the snow and ice, it would just be dry land and the cold, like a desert. Global warming would start looking like a favorable thing here.

Air will become scarce and air pressure drops, and finally no oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen or any gas will be present on Earth. Breathing will become almost impossible on Earth. In short, try to imagine what would happen if right now there was no air, no carbon dioxide and you could no longer breath normally, you will start gasping for air, cyanosis of the face occurs, your pulse rate increases until you final cave in and suffocate. And that is longer the tip of the iceberg. The ozone will be destroyed making Earth susceptible to ultraviolet rays that decomposes water molecules and not to mention the effects of UV rays on living things. Long term exposure or high levels of radiation would probably lead to genetic mutation that could be passed on through generations, disease would be imminent.

As of today, Earth is without a magnetic field, no magnetosphere and is left the remnants of atmospheric gas waiting to be swept away by the next wave of solar winds. Cloud watching would be a thing of the past because they no longer form and the sky no longer carries any colour, be it blue during the day or red during a sunset, colourless. Should you survive the harsh conditions for any reason and were to look up to sky, you would be staring straight into the depths of space and be faced with darkness speckled with distant stars and neighbouring planets. Stars would not ‘twinkle’ defying the nursery rhyme you grew up hearing because the atmosphere is missing. During the day, you will be faced with the full face of the sun against a black sky. Life would never thrive or even survive on a planet like this.


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Lore 1- The Voitheia

The Voitheia


It is the year 2098. Earth has become the new Mars. Earth has become a desert. It is no longer able to sustain life. Mankind was not able to find another habitable planet in time before Earth lost almost all of its atmosphere, water and everything else that made it suitable for life to flourish. In order to survive on Earth, the very first Voitheia was built. There are seven other identical buildings that were constructed around the world, two in Asia and one each in Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Australia.

They were built as a form of refuge for mankind as Earth entered its dying days. Each Voitheia was dome shaped and encases its very own ecosystem where all life forms are able to survive and sustain themselves without ever needing to leave the dome. The first Voitheia built, which is situated in North America is currently led by a man by the man of Spector. No one knows what he looks like, they have never seen him before, only felt the effects of his decisions and his power. As with any society, there is a hierarchy that has to be established, and Spector, he is on the top of the hierarchy. The strong, rich and powerful are ranked below him while the weak and poor are naturally pushed to the bottom. A caste system would be another way of looking it.

The dome was built much like a matryoshka doll (more commonly known as the Russian doll). Within the large dome of the Voitheia lies several other layers, one within another. Each caste is allocated a layer. A person with a higher social standing would be situated on the inner domes while those with the lowest social standing are banished to the outermost dome termed ‘The Outskirts’. No one from a lower standing can enter into the inner domes. All entrances are locked and guarded.

Recently a number of children from The Outskirts have gone missing causing quite a disturbance in the outer dome. However, an uproar or riot was not an option here since a lack of order would prompt the guards to restrain and punish anyone who was seen to be acting unruly. A unanimous decision was made on the quiet by all in that dome to search for these children. The search party that was created included two individuals who grew up outside the Voitheia but joined the dome when it was no longer safe to remain out in the open. Both had been part of Voitheia for as long as it existed which was approximately fifteen years.


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Age: (26< Age< 50)






+Leaving the Voitheia is not an option, it will lead to immediate death.

+Once you decide to leave the current (outer) dome into the inner dome, you are not allowed to return to the outer dome until your goal is completed.