Safety is an instinct of the human mind.
Revolution is an instinct of the human soul.
Artius: Full of the latest technology, the trendiest fashions,
the sexiest people, and the best security force there is.
It's a sparkling metropolis that could very easily be
compared to paradise.
But little do the people of Artius know or care that their
beloved city is merely a façade. Concealed by all of the
intricacies and delicacies of city life is a warped system where
anyone not rich enough to keep up with the times is sent to the
Outcity: a place full of scum and hard labor.
The only thing the city folk do know about the outcity people
is that they're dirty, poor, and not worth the resources
they use. So when the Agents spring their campaign promising to
degrade the outcity dwellers even further while boosting the city
people higher and higher, they are an instant hit. The reason?
Cedrik Shields, the most charismatic speaker in Artius.
But in the shadows works a different force. It's the
stirrings of a rebellion, so faint that you might think you
imagined it. But it's there. They work in secret, forming
connections and alliances with all the people who feel that the
Agents are one thing: trouble. Bain O'Neal lives in the
city, but he knows that the Agents are bad news, so he
coordinates with the outcity force in the hopes that they'll
be able to mass together a Rebellion. But on one of his runs,
he's caught by the Agents.
To fight for justice in a world that wants nothing more than to
bury you in a deep hole and never look your way again is a hard
thing. But those who revolt must always remember one thing: "All
the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time
has come."- Victor Hugo
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