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Alpha/Omega/Beta Dynamics

  • Population
    • 75% beta, 20% alpha, 5% omega
      • World 7,632,819,325
          • 5,724,614,493 beta, 1,526,563,865 alpha, 381,640,966 omega
      • Virginia 8,470,000
          • 6,352,500 beta, 1,694,000 alpha, 423,500 omega
      • Charlottesville 46,912
          • 35,184 beta, 9,382 alpha, 2,345 omega
  • Social
    • Omegas 
      • Omega Lib movement started in the 80s
      • Omegas really didn’t hold jobs before then
      • Omegas were mated fairly soon after presenting before then
      • Laws were enacted protecting omega’s rights, allowing them to hold jobs and get housing without discrimination
      • Prejudice still exists for omegas, though
    • Alphas 
      • Alphas hold high positions
      • Everyone defers to alphas
      • Alphas encounter some prejudice, but they are quit to squelch it
  • Reproduction
    • Omegas
      • Can only get pregnant by an alpha
      • Go into heat every three months
          • Omegas are very fertile during their heat
          • Multiple births are common with pregnancy from heat
          • Suppressants are available which serve as birth control as well
          • Body temperature spikes
          • Can be painful if not dealt with
      • can get pregnant any time, though
      • still have monthly periods
      • Omega babies mostly come from omega/alpha parents
      • Omega babies can result from random mutation from beta parents, but it’s rare
    • Alphas
      • Can get omegas pregnant
      • Can get betas pregnant, but it’s uncommon
      • High sex drive
      • Experience ruts
          • Usually accompany their mate’s heat, but can occur with any omega’s heat
          • Are not necessarily regularly reoccurring
          • gets possessive, may be violent (especially around other alphas), higher sex drive than normal
      • Alpha babies mostly come from omega/alpha parents
      • Alpha babies can result from random mutation from beta parents
        • More common than omega babies
      • Can claim an omega by biting her neck and drawing blood
        • Claims bind an alpha and omega for life
    • Betas
      • Normal human reproduction
      • Males cannot get omegas pregnant
      • Only certain females can get pregnant from an alpha
      • Cannot be claimed by an alpha
      • Cannot claim an omega
  • Features
    • Omega (only female)
      • Shy, meek
      • Look younger than betas and alphas of the same age
      • Tend to be curvier
      • Can receive an alpha’s knot
      • Scent glands in the neck and groin
    • Alpha (only male)
      • Typical “alpha” male
      • Tend to be taller than beta males
      • Muscles are stronger, so an alpha will be stronger than a beta male of the same size
      • Can knot and omega
      • Scent glands in the neck and wrists
    • Beta (male or female)
      • Typical human
      • No scent glands
      • Alpha and omega scents can still affect them, though
      • Cannot knot or receive a knot
  • Holden-Sawyer Syndrome
    • Affects omegas
    • Causes a delay in presentation
      • Instead of occurring at about 13, presentation occurs in early to late 20s
    • Usually, the omega is mistaken for beta since she doesn’t present
    • When the girl doesn’t get her period like normal betas, an exam is usually performed and finds that her sex organs and genitalia are severely underdeveloped
    • A few months before the omega will ultimately present, her organs will mature rapidly and her scent glands will begin to develop
    • The first heat and every one after that is very bad
      • If the heat isn’t sated, the omega will be in severe pain and will overheat dangerously
    • Afflicted omegas cannot tolerate suppressants
      • If taken, the omega will go into anaphylaxis
    • If an alpha is unavailable for her heat, the omega can go to the hospital where she will be sedated for the duration and given medicine to keep her temperature down