Square Portal Lore
SQUARE PORTAL AGENCY
The Agency exists to control the timeline of every dimension through crucial events involving skill and chance. Agents manipulate events by opening the portals (playing games) in a different time, engineering the sequence and then imposing the results on the real world.
The P.A.C.T (Probabilities And Competitive Tactics) – This Division is victory focused but only if they win with honor. They use better training and planning to win the most competitive events and prefer one on one competition.
The C.L.O.A.K. (Covert Liaisons for Obscuring or Acquiring Knowledge) – This Division is all about going undercover and playing a part. These agents specialize in disguise, and selectively hiding or revealing information to change the timeline.
The M.I.N.D. (Masters of Incidents Needing Diplomacy) – This division is all about succeeding so gracefully that even their competitors feel complimented just for interacting with them. Agents of the M.I.N.D. tend to prefer portals that require multiple Agents working with and against each other to achieve a truly random outcome (but preferably one in which they win).
The P.L.O.T.T. (Planning and Logistics for Operations Through Time) – The P.L.O.T.T.’s strength lies in planning long term strategies and improvisation in the face of unpredictable outcomes. Missions usually take multiple in depth sessions to complete but typically supply some of the most inventive new timelines.
Dr. Harold “Rold” Artemis Natone – inventor of the square portals. The T.A.L.L. found him and coerced him into using the square portals to control time and space for profit. Dr. Natone would have went along willingly but he didn’t want to seem too eager.
Authority that Decides, Unites, and Leads Tactfully (the A.D.U.L.T.) – The A.D.U.L.T.s are appointed by the T.A.L.L. to single-handedly manage a Headquarters. Some believe that the A.D.U.L.T.s are actually drones controlled by the T.A.L.L. and that their distinctive badge is actually a transmitter.
Transcendent Acronym Loving Lifeforms (T.A.L.L.) – They have only ever been seen by Dr. Natone and they only communicate in secret. No one is certain how many T.A.L.L. there are or from where they came.
Dr. Natone created a machine that identified crucial events through time and space and made game boxes from them. The game boxes (Square Portals) could then be used to manipulate those events creating an alternate timeline that could be safely controlled by Agents.
Alternate timelines were typically used to advance a culture’s technology in a way that could benefit the Agency. However, the Agency cannot safely see or manipulate its own timeline, so it continues to create many timelines to broaden the possible outcomes. The more a Portal is opened and played by Agents, the more potential for ground breaking discoveries.