I wondered, if a setting like the village from Shyamalans "The Village" could be possible in Eclipse Phase...
We would need:
- a bunch of neoprimitivist people who imitate the rural lifestile of 19th century Northamerica and Europe
- a strange cult (amish-like christians? something entirely else?)
- an isolated place somewhere in the solar-system
- lots of temperate woodlands
- a sinister secret behind everything
The village is located in a rather big, but very isolated cole-bubble with about 12 km diameter. This forgotten habitate is filled with lots of wood (with trees growing larger at the poles because of the decreasing gravity there). The village is located at the equator of the bubble. Since the villagers tend to stay close to their settlement, there are a lot of unexplored places in the habitate. Most lifesupportsystems are automated, so the villagers just live a modest life just like their ancestors did a few hundred years ago. The village elders keep their small colony isolated, so the neoprimitivists had no contact to the outside world for years. Perhaps they even locked themselves away before the fall and know nothing about the TITANs and the destruction of earth.
The village is completely virtual. It´s all just a very realistiv VR-Space. The inhabitants are, of course, infomorphs. In this variation, even a pseudo-neoprimitivist "nation" would be possible. The village works quite similar to common VR-games - with the little difference, that the village isn´t a game to the inhabitants. It is their home....Of course, the village elders keep their VR-space isolated.
The sinister secret:
...I am not quite sure about this one. Somehow, I like the idea of having the villagers memories heavily edited. The leaders of the cult removed nearly all knowledge about the outside world. Most villagers think, they spend their whole lives in a 19 century community. If the village is virtual, the infomorph-inhabitants don´t know, they are infomorphs (they would not even know what an infomorph is....or a VR-Space...)
The cultleaders motive could be that they dont want any influences from the outside world to spoil their "paradise" - not even memories about the outside world! Another motive could be, that the village is some kind of weird sociological experiment.