Funcom is rolling on with Illuminati Week in The Secret World, revealing some in-depth backstory on the faction today. Yesterday, of course, saw the unveiling of a brand new batch of screenshots.
The backstory is pretty deep, but if you're interested, we've got an excerpt below that will be sure to leave you interested for more:
Many think they know what the Illuminati is, when it started, its goals, its philosophy or who its members have been, but the real Illuminati laughs at these pathetic attempts at understanding. The true Illuminati is very different. The true Illuminati is so much more.
The Illuminati recognizes the importance of history, but does not dwell on the past. It’s ushering in the New World Order. The future is nothing but a bright frontier ready to be conquered and controlled.
The Illuminati are the invisible puppet masters, manipulators of the status quo. They pull the strings of governments everywhere. Sometimes they use words to manipulate, sometimes threats. Every now and then they come across somebody who is apparently "incorruptible".
That is when the Illuminati are forced to take extreme measures.
Recently a young senator from Massachusetts has gained a huge political following. His record is spotless, his skills as an orator are unsurpassed and his ideals strike to the very heart of Middle America. In short, he is on the path to be the next president of the United States of America.
But there is a problem, because the Illuminati have no leverage with this man. They have no control and the one thing that the Illuminati crave is control...
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