Motto: “Change is always better”
Location: Scattered throughout the world, mainly around highly radioactive sites.
Founder: Stanislaw Ulam III
Type: religious, altered-human/altered animal
Colors: Dirty brown and grey
Symbol: An atomic symbol in flames (blue for reformed, red for original adherents).
Organization: Churches and “retreats” on or near radioactive sites.
Restrictions: All new adherents must submit to “the change” by exposure to radiation.
The Children of Fire believe the change caused by radioativity freed humanity from its bonds. They do not see the Final War as a catastrophe, instead it is the beginning of a great new world.
They originally believed forceful conversion of others was necessary to spread this new word. They would capture humans, animals, and even others when they could and subject them to radioactivity. The most common result was death, but they believed that was even a sign, a strengthening of the races left on the world.
About a hundred years ago an offshoot of the church formed. Still believing in the powers of the radioactive fires, they believed only those who wished should be subjected to the fire. They also believe in treating those who are sickened and burnt by radioactivity and are in need.
The experience with radioactivity makes the members of this church incredibly effective in treatment of radiation sickness and poisoning.
There are two major outlooks of members of the Children of Fire.
Traditional: Traditional believers still try to enforce all life to step into the fire. Preaching end of days rhetoric they are usually banned in most populated locations.
Reformed: Reformed followers are sought out for their abilities. They are still avoided day to day for fear of radiation exposure, but they are not hunted and often allowed to pursue needed things like shopping.