Monsters are a bit of a problem on this world. Though most pose a marginal threat and are categorized as vermin, others represent a serious risk to major population centers as a consequence of their size, intelligence (or lack thereof), and unconventional capabilities. A loose system is currently in place to provide a quick assessment any threat an individual might represent.
- ≥6 ft (3 m)*
- <6 ft (1.5 m)*
- Abnormal Capabilities**
- 15 - 30 ft (4.6 - 9 m)*
**Abnormal Capabilities include, but are not limited to, projectile acid, electro-magnetic discharge, sonic disorientation.
Minimal to Major Concern are frequently handled by specialized response teams, but monsters that fall under the Absolute Concern category are a significant problem. Frequently they are too large for response teams to manage, but too small to necessitate military intervention.
Static defenses can only dissuade so many monsters before being overrun by the sheer volume of their population and requiring maintenance. The solution to ensuring security during gaps in protection came about unexpectedly and quite conveniently. Nearly every monster is sensitive to telepathic communication, and combining this fact with a small, but stable, population of people expressing psychic potential has led to the pacification - even taming - of potential threats. The result is a local defense that can handle security breaches with minimal damage to infrastructure and at significantly lesser cost than regularly employing military assets.
Despite sounding completely absurd on paper, in practice the method has proven reliable enough to procure government funding. However, convincing people of the merits in deputizing a creature the size of a bus or larger is difficult. How can approval be acquired and maintained from the general masses?