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The year is 2131. A non-nuclear war has left the earth barren. Deunan
Knute roams the badlands, one of the many soldiers who, with lines of
communication cut, continue to fight, unaware that the war has ended.
Deunan is never one to take things lying down: a highly trained soldier
with police and SWAT experience, she is prepared for nearly anything�but
not for the heavily armed helicopter that assaults her without warning.
Before she realizes what�s going on, Deunan is losing consciousness:
her last thought is a hazy realization that she�s been hit by a tranquilizer.
Not only that, but one of the perpetrators is her old love Briareos. He
has arrived with the beautiful Hitomi to intercept Deunan and take her
back with them to the enigmatic utopia, Olympus.
Deunan, now safe in the futuristic city, is awakened by the comforting
voice of her ex-lover. But Briareos is not as she remembers him: indeed,
he is now hardly human. He tells her the sobering events that occurred
in her absence: after suffering a grave injury on the front lines in North
Africa, his only chance for survival involved a dramatic surgical process
� or more accurately, a full overhaul that involved a replacement
of all his broken parts. In other words, he became a cyborg�in his
case over 75% mechanical. And the city of Olympus�Deunan soon finds
out�is now the head of a new world order. When the non-nuclear war
ended, and no single superpower came out on top, the orderly, utopian
city filled the role of leadership in the ensuing political vacuum. Globally,
the status of Olympus is now such that the �unsupervised countries�
actually depend on its assistance to survive.
The next day, Deunan files her immigration papers, becoming the most
recent arrival to the oddly serene city. Hitomi insists on taking Deunan
to the legislature, and shows her the sights of the city on the way. When
Deunan sees the contented looks on the faces of the citizens of Olympus,
she feels tranquil, even at peace. But the sensation is quickly interrupted
by Hitomi�s matter-of-fact revelation: that over half of the �model
citizens� that inhabit Olympus are precision clones called Bioroids,
of which Hitomi is one herself. The Bioroids were purportedly created
for the benefit of humankind, �to encourage stability in human society,�
but nevertheless, the alarming news plants a seed of doubt within Deunan.
When Hitomi and Deunan arrive at the legislature, they are greeted by
the members of the Council: seven sage-like elders whose ongoing conversation
with the supercomputer Gaia collectively forms the �will� that
controls Olympus. But effectively, Bioroids are in political control,
and they are quietly advancing a plan that could affect the fate of the
Add to this the fact that Briareos, despite his romantic past with Deunan,
now hardly gives her the time of day, it�s no wonder that Deunan
feels a little nostalgic about life in the badlands, despite the utopia
right around her.
Why has Briareos changed? Can the Bioroids be trusted? Does Olympus represent
an ideal, or a nightmare? Deunan must face her own tortured past, and
overcome the disorienting present, in a battle over the future of humanity