Post by Egao, Egao Everywhere on Aug 20, 2013 6:50:32 GMT -8
It's been two months when all the adults and teens of Shinjuku disappeared. The winter of late November continued to rage without any sign of abating. On that day when people older than fourteen vanished, creatures known as Digimon have taken over the isolated city, closed off by a mysterious barrier from the rest of the world. Forced to rely on the Digimon to run the city, the remaining children submit themselves to the slavery. Those that show disloyalty are imprisoned and those that fight back are publicly executed.
Those capable of fighting back are the only ones the Digimon fear. They have been hiding among the ordinary children, trying to find each other to rise as an army against the Digimon. Surviving the winter and staying out of the Digimon's radar is hard enough but there are also spies and traitors among the civilians. The Digimon have high bounties on these so-called Chosen Children, children who were chosen by a digivice that allows them to absorb fractal data and to turn into a Digimon.
So this is a Digimon RP but unlike what you all are most familiar with, you turn into a Digimon instead of having a Digimon partner. I decided on this to be able to focus more on the plot and the characters since NPC Digimon can be a handful in considering to the cast. This also makes the idea that you're basically turning into the enemy to defeat the enemy. In this AU, Digimon have never existed. So far, the children do know that they're made of data and all that's why they're able to run the city. Because of this, Digimon are generally feared no matter how cute they look.
The Digimon are also militaristic. No "civilian" Digimon or anything, though there are non-combatants like doctors, chefs, etc. Not all of them are jerks.
The Digimon and Shinjuku is ruled by Megidramon, the evil, pyromaniac tyrant. Though his affinity is fire, the winter does nothing to lower his body temperature one bit. Megidramon is ruthless even to his own subjects. He shows no interest in ruling at all and thinks of Shinjuku as a way to pass time, occasionally showing annoyance over having to babysit for someone.
Serving Megidramon are his generals, three of the Olympus Twelve: Jupitermon, an eccentric, gullible though very powerful Digimon; Minervamon, a genius with a short-temper and a belligerent attitude who often bickers with Marsmon, a deceitful brawler who shares Megidramon's ruthlessness and enjoys a good fight. As such, Marsmon doesn't fear the CC and looks forward to fighting them. Both Jupitermon and Minervamon show a sense of obligation to their cause but Marsmon will play his cards the way he wants to if it means being able to fight stronger Digimon.
Under the generals are some captain Digimon that are not all relevant to identify. Since humans are pretty powerless, they're not really doing anything. Most of the time, they assign humans to watch over other humans by "promoting" them to sentinels. These humans are granted benefits for their extreme dedication and loyalty to the Digimon. The sentinels are extremely handy in hunting down the CC since they're most familiar with human culture. More often times they're responsible for a CC's demise.
Chosen Children have been around since the beginning of the incident and I imagine that one or two of them have already died. Not all of them might have died a heroic death for us to know. But when a Chosen Children dies, they're able to pass their digivice on to someone else. If they're unable to, it usually goes automatically to the one who deserves it.
The digivice is a mysterious weapon that allows its Chosen Child to turn into a Digimon. Each digivice corresponds to a specific, unique element: fire, wind, ice, lightning, light, darkness, steel, wood, water, and earth, and since this is obviously based on Digimon Frontier, we're going with the design of the divice there.
A digivice can also absorb fractal codes. So far, none of the children are aware of what it does exactly as it doesn't really make them stronger, but they could use it to "kill" a Digimon. Digimon normally disintegrate into data but they're able to come back after a while. By absorbing their fractal data, they die permanently.
IC-wise, they don't know what to call turning to a Digimon is xD but in Frontier, it's called Spirit Evolution. There are 3 types of spirit evolution, each stronger than before. It starts with the champion/adult form, then to the ultimate/perfect form, and then to the mega/ultimate form. So it's like:
Adult -> Greymon
Perfect -> MetalGreymon
Ultimate -> WarGreymon
The kind of Digimon a CC can spirit evolve to depends on the CC's digivice attribute.
Fire = Dragon Digimon
Light = Beast Digimon
Thunder = Insect Digimon
Wind = Bird Man and Fairy Digimon
Ice = Mammal and Icy Snow Digimon
Darkness = Mythical Beast and Demon Beast Digimon
Earth = Ore and Mineral Digimon
Wood = Plant Digimon
Water = Aquatic Digimon
Steel = Mutant Digimon
We're all going to start out with just adult forms, not knowing we can even go stronger. There are a lot our characters don't know; it depends on the circumstances around your character. For example, if your character succeeded a Chosen Child and the CC happens to have had a Perfect form, then of course your character will know. Just let us know in advance what they may know. I'll also inform anyone of additional info if I think their character should know it.
On that note, feel free to create events and explore the setting given that it's not too prominent. Just give us a head's up and all that.
Interested? Just post here and say which digivice attribute you would prefer then we'll see if the rest would be filled up. We're after a diverse cast of characters so don't take offense if changes would be asked of you. But we'll deal with character applications later. Preliminary discussion and brainstorming first. Wouldn't be good to start right off the bat if people have questions first.