Challenge #03622-I334: They Foretold You So

A Deregger polity requires people to take Esper tests at a young age. Those found to be of strong talent are forced to go to special compounds where they are only educated enough to be useful, and their abilities are trained to benefit the polity. The problem comes when they start trying to force the Espers to breed to create Esper children, and people rebel in rage at being treated like mere animals. -- Anon Guest

[AN: Eugenics is bad, m'kay?]

Deregger polities have forced reproduction as a matter of course. How they make it palatable to the people living in them is another matter. Some have memorials to "soldier mothers" who "gave" their lives for their children. Some just shrug about it and keep telling their people that their way of life is threatened because a nebulous "they" are going to replace them[1]. Others literally cut off all means of debate by excising the walking uterus' ability to think or act.

As long as the children keep happening, the CEO's are glad. Except on Greater Deregulation Median Northeast. There, the CEO's wanted something special. They want Espers. Lots of them.

The history of Humanity's Esper population is fascinating. There have always been some with what you might call a special knack. In most cases, it's a special knack for flim-flammery and sleight of hand. There are the rare few with gifts that science cannot explain. Those are Espers.

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