The success stories of the world trembled.
Hard-earned glory won after years of struggle. Natural talent. The pride of belonging to a select elite.
A new age now threatened to devalue all of these, ushered in by the innovations of a certain enigmatic fellow. So they assigned him a new mission:
Find a way to quantify experience.
Experience is an elusive, subjective beast colored by the values of each individual. The goal was to represent it in cold, hard numbers.
Outraged, the people denounced this as heresy, but this failed to dissuade the fellow from the task. And he succeeded once more.
He managed to quantify experience in money. Opportunities for premium experience soon commanded premium prices.
The divide between the wealthy and the rest of the population was assured. Nothing would close that gap now.