Wherever the fates lead us let us follow
We are the three fates. We have been called by many different names, but you can call us Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. According to ancient Greek mythology, Clotho “the spinner” spun the thread of life, Lachesis “the drawer of lots” measured the tread of life allotted to each person, and finally Atropos, “the inevitable” cut the thread of life, thus choosing the manner of each person’s death.
It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed
In Fates Online, we follow our everyday heroes struggling forward along the paths we choose for them. As much as they might believe in having the ability to change the courses of their lives, in the end they are mere puppets in our hands.
Vox populi, vox dei
Spinning, measuring, and cutting the threads of life was the ancient way, and it was very boring. These days we produce digital threads by harvesting people’s opinions, wishes, and beliefs here in our infospheric realm. That is done by the means of democracy: our citizens can vote on the directions that the heroes’ lives are heading to. Anyone – yes, even you – can become a citizen by just filling out a simple form.
Those who tell the stories rule society
The world is not equal – not even in democratic systems. Also the society of Fates Online is hierarchical. Citizens are divided into three classes: free citizens, noble citizens, and eminence. The higher the class, the more rights and privileges they have – with the cost, of course. Free citizenship is indeed free: you don’t even have to pay taxes. However, climbing to the upper classes costs money.
Free citizens have the right to express their opinions on the agora, as well as the right to vote on the selected heroes’ endeavours. However, not every hero is within their reach: free citizens don’t have access to certain heroes’ journals, so they can’t influence lives of those heroes by voting.
Noble citizens have all the rights the free citizens have. In addition, they have access to every hero’s journals, and therefore they can vote to shape the fates of them all.
Eminence is the most influential of the three classes. Just like the noble citizens, the eminence has unlimited access to the heroes’ journals. In addition to being able to vote on every hero’s endeavours, the eminence can even affect the circumstances beyond our heroes’ control. The members of eminence can also form interest groups for other citizens to join, harnessing the power of the masses to support their causes at the polls.