Asa Taiyou Academy
Japan, in a near future.
The Asa Taiyou Academy is one of the top educational institutions of the whole country. Year after year it keeps forming the best students whom usually stands out in colleges and, later, in their professional lives. No wonder lots of teenagers tries to enter the high school, some attracted by the brilliant future it would assure to them, whilst others are attracted by the freedom that pervades its walls.
Yes, while the Asa Taiyou surely have a high reputation, many turn up their noses with the way it achieves it. The secret of the Academy success, according to its headmaster, its freedom. The students have freedom to attend classes as they wish, to study as they see fit, to live their passions as they teenagers lives demand, all without being afraid to be punished later. Itís a revolutionary teaching method that undoubtedly produced results until now.
The Academy uses a boarding school regime. While students have the said freedom, the course is slightly hard and still requires a lot of effort from the students to keep their good grades. Some rules still exists and are duly followed. Violence among students, for instance, are forbidden. But there are some students that know how to avoid being caught, so the life within the academy couldnít be that easy...
About the scenario
Thereís no much difference from the modern Japan. Only the technology and science is just a bit more advanced. But thereís two things worth mentioning, since they changed the culture a lot:
1 - The nekos:
Science discovered how to manipulate DNA freely. Medicine discovered how to cultivate living tissues in labs. And plastic surgery reached new heights. Among the practical applications of these discoveries, a new fashion rose in japan: the nekos. If you have enough money, you can buy animal features to implant in your body, without risk of rejection. Soon cat girls and boys (and other animals too) could be seen around all the country. Usually, a neko is way more attractive for the opposite sex. Of course there's no behavioural change on the neko, although there are people that likes to mimic the animal they have features in common. Most people finds this cute.
The 'nekofication' process have many versions, but they all have these key steps: First, the animal body parts chosen by the customer are brewed in lab. There's a slightly DNA manipulation of these parts so they can produce the proteins that could 'fool' the customer's body and let it accept these new parts as its own. Once brewed, these parts are implanted in the client's body in a surgery. After that, a hormonal treatment assures that the person's body fully adapts to the new animal features it now has.
2 - The P-AIís
The technology brought new gadgets. Now itís common to have your personal network to make your common tasks, reachable anywhere, anytime,. To manage this p-network, people began to use P-AIís (Personal/Pet Artificial Intelligence) - a virtual entity responsible for all the interaction with your network. A P-AI have its own personality and it is very loyal to its owner. They can manifest their holographical body nearly anywhere, as long as it have an interface to do so, for instance: cell phones, watches, tablets, PCís, TVís, etc. Soon the P-AIís became very popular and now, nearly everyone have their own. Teenager girls, for instance, often uses magical fluffy animals as their P-AIís avatars, while boys uses girls (no wonder) or badass hero-like avatars.
As expected, the P-AI's cannot have physical interaction with its surroundings, only with each other. But a user can buy an interface that can let him interact with his P-AI in a virtual reality. Sad news is that such interface is really expensive and not everyone has enough money to buy it.
P-AI's come with a pre set personality chosen by its user. This personality learns and adapts to its user as long as they coexist. But an user can install addons to his P-AI's to give it new quirks. It can be a new fighting style for a P-AI designed for competitions, or a series of naughty actions for the cute P-AI owned by a perverted teenager.
They are immune to reprogramming. Much was invested in P-AI's design when it comes to security. Viruses still exists, but P-AI's have a sturdy immunity system that only learns and grows stronger with every sickness its P-AI catches. Funny stuff is that the avatar appears to be sick when the system is infected.
Two P-AIs can only interact with one another if they both gives permission OR their owners give permission as well (even if the P-AI doesn't want to interact). The permission between two P-AIs is automatic, often accorded by their own will. For instance, if the two of them want to fight, they can already interact and begin to attack themselves. Owners must give their command to permit or forbid the interaction, and this order has a higher priority over the P-AI will. So, if that two P-AIs are fighting, one of his owners can stop the duel by ordering his P-AI to cancel the interaction. There are some people that installs a hack add-on on their P-AIs to allow them to interact with others even without permission. That's forbidden, of course, so they don't use this trick openly. And using this hack leave them open to attacks as well.
About the game!
First, this is an anime school life setting. Me and Hyena are GM'ing this one. I intend to keep a vanilla mood to this game, but eventually something NC could happen. This is my first attempt at GM'ing something, so bear with me. I'll try hard to make things enjoyable.
You can join as a student and you can make his/her P-AI as well. Just to make it clear, the nekos and the P-AI's won't be the focus of this game. I just put them to make an unique and more attractive scenario. So, if you don't want to RP your char's P-AI, that's fine. He/she doesn't need to have one, or maybe his/her P-AI doesn't have any personality nor an avatar.
There will be no major plot behind this, so it's up to the players to keep the story going. Nevertheless, me and Hyena will arrange some events to keep things going as well and player's suggestions are really welcome.
Only thing I ask now from the players is commitment. Please, if you plan to join, make sure you can post at least 1~2 times per week.
Any questions, bring them on!
[b]Age:[/b] between 16 - 18
[b]Year:[/b] First, second or third academic year?
[b]Appearance:[/b] Image needed (of course, anime), description optional.
[b]Neko features:[/b] You can describe it in detail of just mention what kind of animal your char chose.
[b]Personality:[/b] How your char behaves, his quirks and flaws.
[b]Bio:[/b] Your char history. Doesn't need to be something dense.
[b]Sexual Preferences:[/b] Submissive/Dominant/Switch. A quick list of the on's you're planning to explore in this game would be nice, too.
[b]Appearance:[/b] again, a picture is needed and a description, optional.
[b]Personality:[/b] Same as above.
[b]Quirks:[/b] There are various types of P-AI's. Some are designed for battle and competitions, while others are meant to satisfy the urges of its lone users. Is there something that your character's P-AI is good at?
Character thread: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=154110.0
IC (School Grounds/Gymnasium): http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=154341.0
IC (Dormitories): http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=154342.0
IC (School Interior): http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=156935.0