In the basement of a mental hospital in Libanon a comatose patient is connected to a respirator and gets a constant intravenous drip. The patient is a former Dream Magician that was ensnared by Hareb-Serap. The mind of this demented Dream Magician now stretches out from the world of dreams and seeps into the network of the internet. And there in forums it spreads hate, conflict and nurture the thought of conflict.
The Dream Magician has a split personality with four different characters that hates the world as much as they hate each other. They have manifested themselves online and influence four extreme organizations and fuel them with vitriol and hatred. And they lash out against each other again and again and whips up conflict and vivaciousness. A small group of nurses and a doctor is keeping watch over the patient. As long as the body lives and the mind is trapped Hareb-Seraps spirit can act through it.
Over time the four personalities have influenced or built up organizations that are vessels for conflict. They have each gotten their own worshipers. Their own followers and the most devoted among them is slowly turning into Jackals devoted to the Raven of Dispersion, Hareb-Serap. They exist online under different names spewing hateful rhetoric. But hackers that dive into their origin find that their well hidden IP-addresses seems strange. And that the hidden leaders for these five organizations has one origin – a mental hospital in Libanon.
If a group of people would find this location. Awaken the dreamer or kill the body then the power behind these organizations would start to dwindle. They would become leaderless and confused and for a while the world become a place with less conflicts. For players to do this they would need to gather clues at the core of each organization, perhaps infiltrate it to get hand of the pieces to solve the puzzle.
National Policy Institute
White supremacy, national socialism and old thoughts about ethnicity and racial superiority but re-branded into the catchy alt-right. A right wing think tank believed to be lead by Richard Spencer but he is in fact a puppet of the Dream Magician. The conflict and hate is aimed towards jews, muslims, women and LBTQ individuals.
Personality: The Stern Father Harold Mirror is the name of the persona. It is the oldest and most conservative personality but it is also very patient. If you talk with it on the phone, or on webcam, or chat with Steiner you will understand it as an old, conservative, white man that uses fancy (although flawed) rhetoric and a dream of “a golden age” that we must return to as society. And to do that the white race must be protected.
A new form of recruitment started online with the birth of Isis. From being boring preaches about Islam now it was a new form of “jihadi cool”. The target were disaffected millennials, suggesting one is never too young to be a warrior for God and tapping into conventional teenage concerns such as peer pressure and trying to impress one’s associates. The encrypted groups also target girls, capitalizing on global “female empowerment” movements and calling them to “shame their male counterparts” by taking up the call to violence.
Personality: The Radical Brother Mohammad Mir’ah is the name of the persona. A man that has very radical and conservative view on the world but with a charisma that is very intense. He publishes videos online where he recruits people to the cause and to join the Jihad. Even though Isis is beaten in many ways he still publish videos urging followers to not lose faith and to cause suffering to the countries that they return to.
Women’s Liberation Front
This feminist group sees men as their enemies. They despise trans people and has become a great divider within the left where they are hated by many left wing groups that support trans people. They are against the new form of gender ideology and manage to be radical and conservative at the same time. Even though their influence is weak their radical statements causes great upset in the alt-right (giving them what they want) and also causes a conflict within the feminist community.
Personality: MIRROR_WoLF is the nickname of an outspoken member and radical feminist that has radicalized the Women’s Liberation Front. She hates men, she hates transgender people and she despises women that live in heterosexual relationships. On blogs, mailing lists she stirs up the vitriol demanding everything from chemical castration to banning of pornography.
Incels or “involuntary celibates” are members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom. They are almost all white and all of them are male. They meet on online forums and spew out resentment, misanthropy, self-pity, misogyny, racism, and hate. They push each other to get hold of weapons and kill women and immigrants. Some of the Incels have turned into Jackals. Hating the world as much as they hate themselves.
Personality: MaLkAvIaN BooGiE is a self proclaimed internet prophet. He uploads videos where he sit in his basement shouting out hatred and anger against the world, but mostly against women. He has a big following and he creates a sense of camaraderie and belonging with his fellow outcasts. For many young men with low self esteem he is seen as a big brother figure. He tweets, shares videos and when there is a shooting made by an incel he defend that person of being “pushed to the limit.”