I was recently thinking of creating a reality very similar to the real world but which is under a supernatural "cold war", where scientists, researchers, wizards, techno-wizards, witches, supernatural beings, etc. they fight among themselves for control of some sector of human society (economy, technology, weapons, science, among many others). I will give some examples that I thought a few days ago:
- An organization seeks to use cryptids as living weapons to assassinate political opponents.
- A group of scientists seek to create a real consciousness through techno-magical means.
- An agency gathers mystical objects to destroy a
- An environmental group seeks to connect with faerie beings to end a mining organization.
- A group of chefs create food with strange properties, such as tomatoes that regenerate organs, drinks that change color without changing their chemical composition, or an octopus-shaped jelly with its own life.
- A company that creates a robot that works without the need for any energy or fuel.
- Some terrorists with telekinetic powers cause chaos in a major city.
Some names for these organizations are:
The 20 white minds (20 sages who maintain the balance in human society)
Tessa (organization that is in charge of collecting, storing and studying anything supernatural or strange on a global level)
Planetary Treaty for Paraphysical Studies (a paranormal NATO)
Parasitians (pure body horror)
EXODUS Inc. (like Boston Robotics, but with thaumatological stuff)
Æther (a set of consciousnesses from another existential plane)
Iksha Group (?)
Il Silentio (hive mind that exists as an entity that eats away at the mind of its hosts until they lose their individuality)
Outalla (spiritual organization that believes that transmuting the physical body from something organic to inorganic is the true spiritual apotheosis. For this they use a strange artifact that will be activated when strange gems join it and a syzygy occurs. Of Greek origin, they have influence in the Balkans and the Caucasus)
Tian Jin De (Order of the Qilin) (ancient Chinese order with very powerful magical artifacts and items)
Saito (Japanese company focused on software)
Seal of Zephyreon - The Librarians - The Cathedral - Fae (a group that serves as a refuge for faerie beings, they compile any scroll or document with magical power, they have anarchist tendencies although they have several leaders. Their main base is in a pocket dimension that only accessed by invitation or by going to a palace protected by elementals in the middle of the Gobi desert without the aid of GPS)
Gaia Collective (A hive mind that manifests as a uniform mass of organic matter that merges with the body and mind of the host. Their headquarters is a huge tree in an impenetrable region of the Amazon. They hate technology and transhumanism)
Araangalia Academy (?)
Blank&Black (global criminal organization. Dedicated to the smuggling of substances, weapons and methods of deception)
Northern Winds (neo-fascist organization present in Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon countries)
Red Gear (international organization of left tendencies. They seek to implement communism with the help of the paranormal)
Purple Dove (decentralized anarchist group. Its actions are very similar to the Anonymous group)
Square-Circle-Triangle (S-C-T) (organization that creates art of all kinds with the help of paraphysical media)
Otello (strange organization with a chess-like hierarchy)
Federal States of New Palasia (a nation from a parallel universe where Italy and Greece merge and manage to dominate most of the western hemisphere as well as find a portal that helps them travel through space-time. They have an imperialistic drive and will not hesitate in using atomic bombs and kaiju monsters to destroy their adversaries)
I think it's obvious that I'm getting inspiration from the SCP universe (from time to time I go there to write some articles), my problem is that I don't know how the status quo is possible in a world like this, in that universe they never explain it (neither in the hubs nor in the individual stories) and I want to avoid that plot-hole. I have thought of a kind of veil that covers all of our reality that filters out anything supernatural, although it often fails (it's like an interdimensional firewall and the reason why any UFO or cryptid photos are blurred or lost). It may also be that they reach an agreement to maintain normality through diplomatic agreements, alliances and non-aggression pacts, although it would be necessary to observe how they develop geopolitically (my world is a little different in some historical aspects, the USSR mutated in an alliance like the European Union, India and Yugoslavia achieve their respective reunifications, and there are islands and micronations that do not exist in our timeline).
What would be better as an explanation?