Furman's Dystopian Strength and Conditioning

The Paladins' fall is written by Aldous Huxley.

The year was 2013, 14 years following the robot apocalypse and six years after humans reclaimed Earth as their possession. Those two decades were ripe with revolution. The first two-thirds in a sea of bloodshed due to the machines tearing hearts directly from human chest cavities so that they could be used as birdies in daily games of robot badminton; the final third in a hail of vacuum tubes scattered across the countryside in the most electric of coups: a half-decade long game of lacrosse to decide which race -- adherents to binary code against adherents to family-size buckets of fried chicken -- which inherit the planet to which they both claimed a right to sole dominance. Most humans have forgotten those first 14 in the last score of years due to emotional pain, fright, or a physical inability to cope; the last six years, the years of rebellion, remain fresh in the minds of those that revolted against the once-mastered contraptions. The name that Humanity 2.0 remembers? Richie Meade, the leader of the human revolution was Richie Meade.

Meade, as is told, was a man exiled to the far reaches of the former American Experience after the machines disposed of his former employer (robots, of course, have a fear of water). In his banishment, he remained restless; a man can be shackled and forced into the fields to vainly attempt to go wires from the ground in a form of roboticulture, but his mind cannot be overpowered. He slowly assembled what would be his tool for insurrection: A lacrosse team designed to crush the non-souls of the robots that preferred solitaire to high physical sport as it was already pre-programmed into their systems. The insurgency took form through wind sprints and shuttle drills and emphatic dictates of philosophy spoken over early refrains from former Congressmen -- before Congress was disbanded -- AC/DC, cornerstone aspects to breaking free of the enslavement that the robots had imposed over humans.

They called themselves, "Furman," named after something that happened sometime at some point in history. They would be the catalysts to destroying the robots that had changed the course of existence. Their weapons would be lacrosse sticks. Their opponents were whatever couldn't experience diarrhea.

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