Introduction to the World of Sipheria
The God in the Machine
What many believed to be humanity's end was the beginning of the next stage of our evolution. Facing an extinction-level event triggered by the draining of the Earth's finite resources, humanity turned to the gods for salvation. But instead of the ones that created us, we built a new god of our own.
Sipheria is a virtual realm, made up of a vast number of interconnected worlds called Blocks.
Forged by the unknown, they are repositories of limitless power, imbued with abilities that surpass physical limitations. They are tesseract-like structures, quite literally bigger on the inside, and to step into one is to dive into an impossibly huge new world, rich with new resources like the Ather, the incredible energy source that powers Sipheria.
Each Block is designed to satisfy the basic needs that drive the human species. Someone understood that even in a virtual world, these needs were an inescapable aspect of humanity, ingrained in our very essence. For example, even though Sipheria was a virtual universe, many Blocks are built to meet the physiological needs of humanity, with natural resources to be discovered and harvested.
These are lush emerald jungle worlds teeming with all manner of megafauna to be hunted, and sapphire-blue ocean worlds with self-sustaining marine ecosystems just waiting to be explored. There is great value, in the form of Ather, to be found in each of these worlds, waiting to be claimed by the bold and brave. Ather had unique characteristics that enables a number of key processes in Sipheria, including the creation of new Siphers through the SCION Protocols. There are also Blocks made to meet humanity’s need for community and shared purposes, with whole worlds set up to the perfect foundation for settlements and cities, for humanity to commune and accept missions, tasks and quests. Finally, there are even a few Blocks that speak to the deepest needs of the human race, whole worlds built for adventurers who seek to forge their own legends, earning respect, admiration and a place in history.
The early explorers envisioned humanity spreading across these Blocks, discovering new worlds to explore and claim for all eternity. By harvesting the Ather created by these blocks, Siphers can increase their numbers through the SCION protocols, welcoming new members into their ranks. Thus, the exploration of the boundless world of Sipheria can continue.
The New Races of Man
With the infinite possibilities and endless resources of Sipheria, humanity no longer needs the cages of physical forms and can transcend into being of pure data and energy. Bonding with digital avatars known as Surrogates, mankind was reborn as the Siphers, God's children, explorers and inheritors of the Blocks making up the World of Sipheria. Siphers are living information, whose forms are expressions of their self-image and will. They can live forever in an eternal cycle of digital life, death and rebirth.
As meta-digital beings, Siphers embody the best technology that cryptography has to offer: the ability to traverse the digital landscape unbounded and unshackled, full of freedom and limitless potential. Representing the ethos that originated with the "cypherpunks", individual ownership and freedom are values to be preserved and celebrated as we seek to create a new world, or worlds, that will enable humanity to achieve what was previously thought unimaginable.
Each SIPHER has their own story.
Each comes from a different walk of life.
Each has a different view on justice, faith and religion.
Each arrives at the metaverse seeking something different, be it fame, fortune, love or simply the thrill of a new world.
Each will leave their own mark, their own stories, on the world, undisputed, unedited, unscripted and through it all, in control of their fate.