OTL Primer

OTL
A Primer

OTL, or Original TimeLine, is the younger of the two traveler factions. At some point in the Revisionists’ task, a small group of Revisionists lost faith in their mission. They decided that the Revisionists were meddling with the natural order of things, and should be stopped. Their goal became nothing less than restoring the semi-mythical Tick Zero, the universe as it stood before Alpha began changing things. The first members of OTL started a revolution on the Revisionist Base, and while they were driven off, they stole or destroyed much of the Revisionists’ metahistorical database, and set up their own HQ near the same space-time. Most OTL operatives are even more religiously-oriented than the Revisionists, seeing themselves as on a divine mission to bring the world back to how God wants it. On the other hand, the second most common belief structure is based on anti-authoritarianism, as these OTLers believe that no-one has the right to force people onto a particular path, and want to bring back the one time that humanity was truly free.

OTL operatives spend more time than the Revisionists on sabotage missions, as they see every change the Revisionists make as a step further away from Tick Zero. However, as many events have been changed back and forth, OTL also makes substantive changes in the timeline as it currently stands, and even occasionally allows a Revisionist change to go forward if they feel it comes closer to restoration. OTL view the Revisionists as following a dangerously outmoded belief-system, and think they are confined by too much tradition.
OTL keeps a space station near the Revisionist Base, for the same reasons — it is dangerous to operate at any earlier or later, due to environmental and offensive dangers, respectively. OTL HQ is smaller but more mobile than the Revisionist Base, capable of easily traveling in space without traveling in time.
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OTL Primer

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