Basically, several members of a committee, which guards a secret to manipulate all matter in the universe, wants to destroy oblivious humans due to their perceived arrogant, egocentric view of life and destructive methods of realizing their desires and needs. The remainder of the counsel would like to preserve humans, claiming they have potential and only need guidance. There's something omitted from that, but oh well, it won't really affect much. Anyway, back to the story. A few people are selected to topple regimes with the aid of an abridged Theory of Correlation given by the counsel through their messengers. Though there is one problem, documents are found and the location of the secret and the means of unlocking it are disclosed (I'm thinking something like the Dead Sea scrolls). The recovery is not the main objective of the story however, as the group will later need to confront the murderous sect of the counsel. It's set in a urban environment during an "advanced modern" time - guerrilla warfare against these established empires. Though I would like to work swords for the main character into the picture - but bringing a big knife to a gunfight may be odd to inoculate. The energy mutilation is somewhat like magick, though it has more scientific properties and I really don't want it to be the one-size-fits-all, deus ex machina type of "magick". Also, I have no idea of how I should get these people to create a faction. I copied this from my brain, so perhaps I'm missing something that wasn't intentionally absent, and maybe something doesn't make sense - but in any sense, let me know what you think of everything so far, and give suggestions on the things I'm having difficulties with if you would be so kind. Up and At 'em. Adamant.