Dimensional Coordinates: 883.991.801.322
Divergence Date: 1865
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In 1865, a young San Francisco psychic had a vision of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and prevented his death. Lincoln was so impressed (and grateful one would assume) that he invented a cabinet post called Prime Oracle. This Prime Oracle’s job was to predict natural and man made disasters and he ended up being so successful that the citizens of America soon came to trust and believe in psychic abilities. Thus, the America on this world has averted the disasters that befell alternate Americas, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, assassinations, because the people affected are told weeks in advance.
For instance, President John F. Kennedy was never killed in Dallas in 1963 — he survived until March of 1995 when he died at the age of 78 due to complications from Addison’s disease (a disease he had fought all of his life). Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were at his funeral.
Today, the President of the United States is little more than a figurehead for the country because not even the President can question the Prime Oracle’s infinite wisdom.
On Psychic world, 10 per cent of the population possesses some sort of psychic ability. These people are recruited at a very young age and subsequently hone their skills at the National Academy For Seers in San Francisco where these “Oracles” are trained to perform different societal duties. Some provide medical diagnosis: there are no X-rays here because “doctors” can determine someone’s medical history just by using a hands-on approach; some help with mineral exploration: this America has mined the moon for gold; and some work in criminology: police are allowed and required to make preventative arrests if a crime has been predicted and then re-arrest you if you actually commit the infraction.
The current Prime Oracle, Derek Bond, rules with temperance and compassion, the result of an encounter with a woman he believed his true love in a past life. The previous Prime Oracle was appointed to the post when he was in his early 20s and his first years were rather controversial. He passed on in 1996 from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Look before you cross the street.
The World Wars were prevented by Prime Oracle Franklin Delano Roosevelt.