Hey y'all, I've been writing short stories for a while that are based around my fantasy world I've had for a while. I started to think that maybe it might be healthier if I maybe tried something a little different than swords and Knights plots. So I saw this one picture (which I attached to this post, sry for bad resolution you can try to find it on internet yourself) and I had this cool idea about a future divided amongst genetically modified humans and those who are the "original" strain. Heres some ideas I doodled in Anatomy class instead of studying!: -Story would take place 300-400 years (more or less?) in the future. -100 years from our present time, people began to genetically modify their children (if they could afford it), to be healthier, stronger, smarter and more attractive. -It became so widespread within 50 years that a great schism formed and roughly 10% of the world's population became genetically modified: They separated themselves from the "originals" (better slang term?) and generally took over the entire military, business, and political establishments of the world. -There were about 25 years of destabilization in the world as the genetically modified fought an underground cell called The Purity (diff name?) that believed genetic modification was evil, for mostly religious reasons (or non-religious?). -Within this time, a new energy source was formed that could be built in the middle of a city that offered 100% clean and limitless power (I'm not a physics guy, so would this be like cold fusion or something?). However, only a few cities were able to build them before..... -A great cataclysm, probably a modified virus, kills off 80% of the whole world's population. (which would have been in the double digit billions by now) -However, It didn't seem to affect the modified as much, and many more survived than originals. -War starts amongst survivors, originals blaming modified saying they planned the whole thing. -Modified retreat to the few cities that still have the super-generators, and wall themselves in to protect themselves from the humans on the outside. -So after 200 years, earth is 20% of its original population, and the self-sufficient cities are totally walled off from the outside. -The actual characters and plot would take place 100 years after that. The originals population started to regrow, and life would be very old school and agrarian. -The walled cities however, stand tall and enormous and secluded. The originals can view them from a distance, but anyone who travels too close to the massive walls never return. Thats about all I got. Does it sound decently interesting? Things I haven't really thought out would be: why haven't the people in the cities left? Why are they so secluded? What is life like on the outside? Do they have cars and planes? Do they have trains and steamboats? Or do they have nothing but horse and buggies? Also, what characters could you think of existing in this world? Does something about this world strike you as implausible? Thanks!