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Earth Cheit, also known as Earth C, is an alternate reality in parallel with Earth Aleph and Earth Bet, and a major background player in the story of Ward.[1]

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Cheit's point of divergence is situated around fifteenth century (also known as the 1400s) and associated with over-inclusive reactionary movement against authoritarian anti-theist sentiment in some unspecified monarchy.[2] This went on to form a single Theocratic world government based on abrahamic roots.[3][4], that provided nearly twelve billion people, but became culturally stagnant.

When the entities came to earth they observed the possibility of Cheit but ultimately discarded it as an option for a Colony.[5][Note 1]

Cauldron sourced some of it's test subjects from Cheit.[6]

Due to either Eden's demise, basic cross-contamination, or a larger Entity plan now defunct they had their own parahumans.[citation needed]

Gold MorningEdit

Likely suffered at Zion's hands as much as the other earths. Their parahumans were likely collected by the Khepri to end the threat.

Post-Gold MorningEdit

Apparently at the local variant of New York, mentioned in the Epilogues, in Manhattan there was a cartel led by a powerful parahuman who even the the Wardens feared.[7]

Earth Cheit provided wealth of the resources during the construction of the City, as well as workforce, with no tangible reward.[8][3][9] It was estimated that Cheit was responsible for roughly the half of Gimel material resources, especially food supplies during the first winter.[10]

Early-WardEdit

When some of their people were caught in a Broken trigger event, they threatened war.[8] Auzure were concerned with the possibility of an inter-dimensional war involving Earth C,[11] which they believed would be surprisingly brutal.[12]

There were small but dangerous factions within Cheit who were interested in war with other worlds, such as "doomsday radicals", and a group named the "Fourth Sect" who advocated "thinning" of their own population.[13]

Some Cheit-affiliated mercenaries, namely The Order, start to offer their services to The City villains.[14] It's likely that roughly at the same time Cheit also started sponsoring local paramercenaries providing them with equipment, contacts, and henchmen, forming units similar to the russian ones.

Post-Fallen fallEdit

Fallen, that managed to avoid arrests, retreat under Cheit protection.

Unspecified combatants originating from Cheit started open assault on the population of Gimel.

Post-Time Bubble PopEdit

The dimension is slowly falling under the thumb of a new savior.[6]

The local leaders were exposed to Christine Mathers, and she was given free reign over the planet. By rewarding and punishing thousands of religious leaders with her power Christine started shaping the world according to her cult's views.[15]

Cultural notesEdit

Abrahamic religions are generally patriarchal.

The Earth is not directly linked to Gimel but like some other worlds they have a relevant amount of parahumans,[16] many of whom concealed their abilities and occupied positions of civilian power.[12] Unlike Earth Bet they do not have a culture familiar with powers nor the various institutions to provide a check or balance with them.

Given the fourth Sect's (see below) activities it is possible that they are under some sort of resource strain.

Notable InhabitantsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. It is unknown if this is entirely accurate but it seems a reasonable guess.

ReferencesEdit

  1. there is a world not far from us which is at constant war. there are tears in reality they can use to reach us and they have a lot of incentive to do so. they have parahumans too.
    there is a theocratic state which is more distant but they have some parahumans too.
    there is a world of monsters like Weld and his irregulars.
    there are others, smaller. there are probably others who we haven’t been told about. - Glow-worm P.8
  2. “The attackers are Earth Cheit,” Defiant said. “The divergence point for Earth Cheit was six hundred years ago. There was a change in the royal line and a push for an ‘age of enlightenment’ stance, denigrating and even criminalizing some aspects of religion. The backlash was severe and sharp. An inclusive, aggressive faction emerged in answer to it, and that faction would eventually absorb and conquer others.” - Excerpt from Beacon 8.1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Earth C is a major reason we had the supplies to rebuild. They say they did it out of goodwill. - excerpt from Shade 4.7
  4. Leaders of Earth Cheit. Abrahamic theocrats. They’re our guests, here about the people of theirs who died in the broken trigger incident. - Excerpt from Interlude 2 II
  5. Two beings spiraled through an airless void, past suns, stars and moons.
    [...]
    I focused on one of them, and I got the sensation that this wasn’t a scene I’d seen before.

    I could see what it saw. It was looking forward, but not in distance. Ten thousand pictures at once. Seeing situations where it arrived at its final destination. Earth]. The farther forward it looked, the broader the possibilities. It was looking for something. Paring away the branches where the possibilities were few. An Earth in a perpetual winter. An Earth with a population of hundreds. An earth with a population of more than twelve billion, that had stalled culturally, a modern dark age with a singular religion.

    And it communicated [...] worked with its partner to decide the destination. - Excerpt from Snare 13.9
  6. 6.0 6.1 Black 13.x
  7. “Anything else?” Imp asked. “Trust me, you don’t want to hold anything back here.”

    “What- what do you want to know?”

    “The drugs. Who from?”

    “NY-C.”

    “This really isn’t the time to act clever,” Imp said.

    “Clever? No. No! Not New York City. New York C. There’s a cartel based in that dimension, on the island.”

    “Powers?”

    “Yes. The leader’s a trump. Even the Wardens are leaving them alone, ’cause of it.” - Excerpt from Teneral e.2
  8. 8.0 8.1 Interlude 2 II
  9. I had a sense of which materials had come from where, with a lot of the prefab building segments having come from Cheit, a lot of crude materials from Shin, and outright raw materials from Earth N - Excerpt from Black 13.7
  10. “Materials from Shin have been about thirty percent of what Gimel received to date. Cheit’s fifty, if I remember right. Ten percent from Nun and other associated corner worlds. Something like six percent from Gimel itself, three percent from Bet, reclaim and scavenging. You guys wanted to put as much as you could into rebuilding. Shelters and businesses first, Gimel having its own supply and manufacturing chains came second. The numbers for supplied food versus what Gimel produces on its own are different, but I think last winter they were sort of close to what I just said.” - Excerpt from Breaking 14.9
  11. “Ideally, we’d ask Auzure to call when Auzure is busy.”

    “You don’t want them in your jurisdiction?”

    “…Yeah.” I said. I almost said ‘basically’.

    “I hear you. Yeah. I think they’ve got something going on right now. Rumors of war on the horizon. Earth C. If you used them in the next week, I don’t think they’d pick up on hints.”

    “We’d need to figure out who we want Auzure to call, so that the person called might tip off the villains. It might be tight to get that information in a week, but yeah.” - Excerpt from Shade 4.2
  12. 12.0 12.1 It feels like none of the people doing the talking and negotiations want it to happen, especially as we’re getting hints about how bitter a war it could be. Earth C doesn’t mess around.
    [...]
    “We’re okay, right? We do have the edge on powers. Makes for an incredible toolbox.”
    “We have an edge, but it’s not as big as you might think,” Dido said. “Our side has people who can detect or see powers, and what we keep hearing from them is that this guy has powers, but on the down-low. That woman has powers, nobody seems to be aware. A lot of them are using their abilities to maneuver into positions of power.” - Excerpt from Shade 4.2
  13. 13.0 13.1 “My worry is that something explosive will happen. Another broken trigger, an attack from Earth C doomsday radicals, an attack from the Fourth Sect, someone stupid from our world trying to take territory over there."
    [...]
    “Fourth Sect?” Tristan asked. “Have I heard of this before?”

    Sveta saw me and reached out. I took her hand in mine, and reached out with the other arm to put it around her shoulders.

    “I’d call it a cult but I’m not sure it’s the right term. They’re a minority power with a strong political voice. They want war, to thin their own populations after too much ‘be fruitful and multiply’. Hard to get into in any detail on that cycle. Some of Gimel’s biggest allies in Earth C are people who want to postpone war because it makes the Fourth Sect weaker.” - Excerpt from Shade 4.7
  14. Then, as I turned my focus to the Order, I found them to be ghosts. Some jobs, but they hadn’t existed a month ago, and they apparently worked together and socialized as a tight-knit team. That didn’t happen; not with people who’d appeared so spontaneously and simultaneously.
    [...]
    “These mercenaries you’re looking at… they’re Cheit, your notes are right. - Excerpt from Blinding 11.3
  15. Interlude 15.z
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named P.8e543
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