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    Marco: You suppose right, although Bennet and his associate partner, Suresh, take significantly less of a 'black ops' line than do, say, the KOTT. Sylar, being the only noted incarnation of the guy to date, thankfully (from some points of view) arrived via Site Zero......the City of the Seven Hills, of course.......and was found DOA of a ........significant brain aneurysm. Dark Star......means this just turned from post apocalyptic media into the kind of Terrascrew even *I* don't feel comfortable dealing with, so.....nope.


    (NB: Any emails you recieve with [Coreline] or similar in the subject should be treated as communication regarding this thing, considering that I have a 'subscription' to this thread, but my college network policies *really* suck.)


    And yes, Ravage: your spelling is correct.

 

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    Location: Arkham Asylum, interior.

    Two guards are escorting what appears to be a new "resident" past the cells of several of Gotham City's more criminally insane inhabitants, before stopping before one bearing the name "Scarecrow"

    "Yo 'Smiley', we got a surprise for ya. Seems this guy is about as crazy as you, so the docs figure you two will get along JUST fine..." one of the guards remarks as his charge is shoved though the now opened door before it's shut.

    "My my my, leaving already... do I scare you that much? Let me out of this jacket and I'll show you REAL fear..." the Scarecrow taunts the guards as they leave.

    "Their time will come...as for all of us... When HE returns and the world will tremble in terror.." the new arrival mutters, barely above a whisper.

    "What was that?" the Scarecrow asks as he studies his new cellmate. A yellow 3 legged mark of sorts seemed to be painted on his face.

    "They think....they're brave...hiding from their fears...." comes the louder reply.

    "I agree. Oh what I wouldn't give to know what they are...." the fear fanatic responds.

    "One fears his death at the hands of those residing here... The other, that certain details of his past come to light..." the new arrival answers.

    "And how, pray tell, did you figure all that out?" came the sceptical assesment.

    "I did not, but HE knows.... HIS majesty knows all our fears... occasionally HE deems us worthy to share this knowledge..." the new arrival still being somewhat cryptic.

    "And does this lord have a name?"

    "He has many.... The king in Yellow, the Whisperer in the Dark.... And one which must never be spoken aloud..." as his new cellmate said this, the Scarecrow leans closer.

    Speaking so softly, that even he can barely make it out, he hears the name which would have driven lesser mortals insane.... *Hastur*

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    THE BETS.

    For some time past and for a long time to come, Asgard had the Bets. Nobody truly knows who put this particular ball to run (all stories on the street agree that it was a God, but change a lot-some say that it was Toltiir, God of Mischief, while others say that it was a Norn), but one thing that is sure is that they have not changed for the better.

    In the beginning, it was just one Bet-to create the wildest changes in a universe thru the most innocuous modifications (making a character trip instead of jump, go left instead of right, watch a movie or a book they never saw, etc). They used minor, unintrusive timelines that the Yggdrasil computer (and the Offices) wouldn't care about (or were marked for 'rebooting' anycase).

    Now, the Bets are divided. These are the most common:
    *'The' Bet (modify minor timelines in the wildest way possible, with either minor or major intrusion by those who Bet).
    *'Love' Bet (create a situation where one man/woman must choose from a group of potential love interests (situation differing from normal 'dating game' to -quite literal- 'gun to the head' moments). Occasionally, people are snatched and put in VR simulators for these means (don't REALLY want to kill anybody), and Urd (or at least a version of her) has reigned supreme.
    To date, as well, only *one* person has *not* chosen anybody when in the sim).
    *'Stranger In A Strange Land' Bet (take one person chosen at random and place him in another universe, betting on how well he'll perform).
    *'Running Man' Bet (one person is picked at 'random' and put to run throughout the Multiverse (or one specific location, planet or country) while he's chased by super-powerd 'Stalkers'. A sadistic deathsport to say the least (since the 'Stalkers' have every possible way to win), the 'Running Man' is the most underground of all Bets-and so far, no Runner has survived).
    "I fight for no-one's side, because no-one fights for mine."-my character (paraphrased from Treebeard).

    "¡The Ak-47! ¡When you absolutely, positively MUST kill EVERYBODY in the room by YESTERDAY!"

    "If I wanted to hear a 30-hour long discussion about how war f"#$$% one up, I would have bought an audio book. Dostoyievsky wrote all the better lines, anyway."

    "If there's one thing I've learned, is thiseath doesn't cares if you're flesh or metal."

    "I'm short, but deadly."(My charac is a Helix Warrior/Gunslinger, but 5´2").

    "Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy....oh, S"#$#T!"

    "Si vis pacen, parabellum.... in case you wanna know, that means that peace is a fragile thing."

    "The games I play use 20-sided dice. The duels I make use guns and ammo. You use neither.-¡CLICK!-That's too bad."

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoasalazarm
    THE BETS.

    For some time past and for a long time to come, Asgard had the Bets. Nobody truly knows who put this particular ball to run (all stories on the street agree that it was a God, but change a lot-some say that it was Toltiir, God of Mischief, while others say that it was a Norn), but one thing that is sure is that they have not changed for the better.

    In the beginning, it was just one Bet-to create the wildest changes in a universe thru the most innocuous modifications (making a character trip instead of jump, go left instead of right, watch a movie or a book they never saw, etc). They used minor, unintrusive timelines that the Yggdrasil computer (and the Offices) wouldn't care about (or were marked for 'rebooting' anycase).

    Now, the Bets are divided. These are the most common:
    *'Stranger In A Strange Land' Bet (take one person chosen at random and place him in another universe, betting on how well he'll perform).
    *'Running Man' Bet (one person is picked at 'random' and put to run throughout the Multiverse (or one specific location, planet or country) while he's chased by super-powerd 'Stalkers'. A sadistic deathsport to say the least (since the 'Stalkers' have every possible way to win), the 'Running Man' is the most underground of all Bets-and so far, no Runner has survived).

    (take one person chosen at random and place him in another universe, betting on how well he'll perform).

    Assumedly, with appropriate mods put in beforehand in a.....discreet fashion if the timestream in question may not otherwise be survivable. (Wild Cards/28 Days, anyone?)

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    Sometimes, yeah. A lot of times... no.
    "I fight for no-one's side, because no-one fights for mine."-my character (paraphrased from Treebeard).

    "¡The Ak-47! ¡When you absolutely, positively MUST kill EVERYBODY in the room by YESTERDAY!"

    "If I wanted to hear a 30-hour long discussion about how war f"#$$% one up, I would have bought an audio book. Dostoyievsky wrote all the better lines, anyway."

    "If there's one thing I've learned, is thiseath doesn't cares if you're flesh or metal."

    "I'm short, but deadly."(My charac is a Helix Warrior/Gunslinger, but 5´2").

    "Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy....oh, S"#$#T!"

    "Si vis pacen, parabellum.... in case you wanna know, that means that peace is a fragile thing."

    "The games I play use 20-sided dice. The duels I make use guns and ammo. You use neither.-¡CLICK!-That's too bad."

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoasalazarm
    Sometimes, yeah. A lot of times... no.

    The example timestreams are both plagued w/epidemics of highly virulent viruses w/ considerable mortality rates - in Wild Cards' case, you get mutated into a metagenetic/ X-genetic style entity if you do survive, sometimes - now, that would be a problem, yeah?

    Por otra parte, Navidad feliz.

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    Likewise.
    "I fight for no-one's side, because no-one fights for mine."-my character (paraphrased from Treebeard).

    "¡The Ak-47! ¡When you absolutely, positively MUST kill EVERYBODY in the room by YESTERDAY!"

    "If I wanted to hear a 30-hour long discussion about how war f"#$$% one up, I would have bought an audio book. Dostoyievsky wrote all the better lines, anyway."

    "If there's one thing I've learned, is thiseath doesn't cares if you're flesh or metal."

    "I'm short, but deadly."(My charac is a Helix Warrior/Gunslinger, but 5´2").

    "Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy....oh, S"#$#T!"

    "Si vis pacen, parabellum.... in case you wanna know, that means that peace is a fragile thing."

    "The games I play use 20-sided dice. The duels I make use guns and ammo. You use neither.-¡CLICK!-That's too bad."

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    Okinawa: Rising from the Ashes


    Location of Okinawa.


    Pre-Vanishing Okinawa.

    Okinawa is a city in, who'd have guessed, the Okinawa Prefecture. It ran the gauntlet during the 23 Hours and the events afterward, getting beaten to a pulp by Gojira 2000's rousing death match with Megaguirus (Which ended in a draw after Vortaak intervention whisked Megaguirus away, much to the confusion of both the giant dragonfly and her dinosaur opponent). The wasted ruins of the city quickly filled with the less savory Fiction species, and is said to be the nest of an alternate of Diva and her Chevaliers. One of the more sinister goings on in the ruined city was an experiment by rogue Gray to combine Chiropteran and Kaiju DNA. The result was a larger, stronger, reptilian chiropteran. If Diva hadn't figured out how to put these beasts under her will, they would have most assuredly wiped out the normal Chiropterans.

    Pre-Vanishing Locales
    Okinawa City Hall: The rusting hulk of this once grand building is now a "nest" for Diva, her Chevaliers, and many Chiropterans. Rough estimates based on Blackhawks fitted with thermal imaging cameras places around 150 Chiropterans and 70 Kaijopterans in the building's wreckage. Salvagers beware, for if you disturb them in your treasure hunts, you will be unwillingly drafted into Diva's cause.
    Kadena Air Base: This US Air Force base was a major bloodbath site. Since the Kaiju Defense Force couldn't reach the area in time, most of the aircraft were incinerated by Gojira 2000 on its furious rampage in search of Megaguirus. The primeval dragonfly herself had bedded up in the Asian University of Maryland University College ((UMUC for short)). The surrounding area was decimated by her hurricane-like wing blasts at Gojira, who responded in kind with crushing tail blows and radioactive breath. It would have been a quicker battle if Megaguirus hadn't previously juiced up on zaps by sticking her power-sucking stinger into an electrical plant. The casualties were enormous...the only survivors of the rumble was the 18th Wing. They weren't out of the woods either, however. While most of the crew of the Wing survived, their craft were devastated, leaving only 3 HH-60 Pave Hawks, 6 F-15 Eagles, and a single Lockheed P-3 Orion, all with malfunctioning radios from the aftershocks of Megaguirus' electronic scrambling waves. The survivors were left alone in the wreckage zone, forced to survive on what unspoiled MREs they had left. Then came the final death blow. In a repeat of the Vietnam flashbacks in the Blood+ anime, Chiropterans swarmed the base, ripping through the soldiers and ground crew as if they were tissue paper. Only three survived this ordeal, one of whom was infected with the Chiropteran genes and forced to be killed to let the other two live long enough to get evacuated. Few pre-Vanishing military disasters caused so much of an uproar as the Kadena Massacre.
    Southeast Botanical Gardens: Once 100 acres of beauty, the Southeast Botanical Gardens are now 100 acres of horror. Giant fly-traps, monstrous spiders and scorpions, giant praying mantis, and natural (if you can call anything made by CLULESS natural)) chimeras in the lake that resemble sea dragons of old (in reality, genetic mixtures of the carp of the lake and the Avatar universe's unagi).

    Post-Vanishing Locations
    Kadena Memorial Defense Barrier: The public was so outraged by the Kadena Massacre that the Japanese Government was pressured into coming in and solving the problem of a potential Chiropteran outbreak. The solution was simple: put up a big wall...literally. The entire city of Okinawa is covered in a nearly impenetrable barrier reverse-engineered from the shield technology of old Imperial II-class Star Destroyers and implemented with Gray technology, magitech, and basically everything AND the kitchen sink. The only thing that would crack this egg would be some intense firepower from the slightly weaker inner field, and the military doesn't plan on letting Diva's Chevaliers get a hold of that kind of weaponry any time soon.

    Characters and Creatures

    Diva: One of those "Ultimate Evils" that is hard to forget once you met it head-on, Diva is one of the current two surviving Chiropteran Queens, the other being her sister Saya. The version of Diva that dwells in the city is the post-timeskip Diva, meaning that she is carrying two new Chiropteran Queens. Section 9 already has plans to bring Saya in to hit hard and fast as soon as the stork delivers and Diva's blood is no longer fatal to her sister. Diva is childishly sadistic, finding killing humans almost like a game, which makes her even more dangerous if she were to ever get out.


    Amshel Goldsmith: One of Diva's Chevaliers, Amshel is also one of the most tricky. Most Asian countries have him on their watch list, since Amshel's shapeshifting escapade from the anime has been attempted in Coreline as well, with Amshel attempting to impersonate Motoko Kusanagi to exit the barrier. Amshel was furious to learn that Solomon had already abandoned his Chevalier duty and snuck away to join Section 9 before the barrier was even up.


    James Ironside: Ironside is fitting for this militant Chevalier with an armored Chiropteran form. A WWII survivor, James is one of the most dedicated of Chevaliers, considering Diva like his own mother. James can also before just as ruthless and sadistic as his "mom", and has more than once made futile attempts to use the Corpse Corps. to bust down the barrier.


    Nathan Mahler: One of the more eccentric Chevaliers, Nathan is almost carefree despite the vicious surroundings. He is a theater lover, and often considers it without taste to kill an opponent without "the proper stage". He is loyal to Diva, but is oddly immune to Saya's blood. Most theorists (read: Otaku) believe that this may be due to Nathan actually first becoming a Chevalier under Diva's mother or a previous Queen rather than Diva herself.


    Chiropterans and Kaijopterans: Chiropterans are the bloodthirsty beasts that are the heart of the reason Okinawa is blockaded. They kill without remorse, beasts that feast upon the red liquid of life to survive. Even worse are the Kaijopterans, experiments that are mentally unstable to the point of psychosis. Kaijopterans make no distinction between Chiropteran and human blood, and if left without their Queen's "leash", they slaughter endlessly until they feel they are happy with their death "art".




    "If there's anywhere in the universe that can truly be called Hell, that wretched planet is it. Even I wouldn't claim that place."
    -Tyber Zann

    In Coreline, the Hollow world of Hueco Mundo is an entire planet near the edge of the Star Wars Galaxy's Unknown Regions, one half a hellish white desert, the other half a boiling sea. Few who have set foot on it have ever returned. Demons, devils, and the infamous Hollows dwell there, ruled over by the traitorous Shinigami Sōsuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen from the Arrancar fortress of Las Noches.

    Locations (All Post-Vanishing, for obvious reasons)
    The Endless Desert: Covering half of the planet, this white desert enshrouded in the darkness of eternal night and covered in trees and spires of quartz is the ultimate nightmare of any traveller. Hollows and fiends patrol its wastes looking for any shipwrecked people to feast upon.

    The Boiling Sea: Heated by near endless thermal vents, this ocean covers the other half of Hueco Mundo, and is filled with amphibious and fishlike Hollows.

    Las Noches: The fortress of the Arrancar and Rogue Shinigami, Las Noches is a massive domed building with spires around it. According to Hollows, it takes a total of three days just to get around the huge structure.

    Characters and Creatures

    Hollows: Varying widely from individual to individual aside from a common white mask, Hollows are darkened soulless beasts that roam Hueco Mundo. One ability all Hollows possess is the ability to rip a hole in the fabric of space and time to appear on any planet at any location. They prey upon other souls, who become Hollows in return. More powerful Hollows include the Gillian and Vasto Lorde Menos.


    Espada: Ten elite Arrancar, the Espada are Aizen's personal warforce. Woe unto those who face the Espada, for they are intensely powerful, nearing the power of the Shinigami Captains.


    Neliel Tu Oderschvank: Called Nel Tu for short, she is the only good Arrancar (albeit thanks to some amnesia). She has a childlike affection for Ichigo Kurosaki, and is likely to help anyone who might know a way to get her off of Hueco Mundo and to Earth. Nel's Zanpakuto has the ability to absorb powerful energy.


    Nerima Prefecture, Japan



    "And it was another perfectly normal day in Nerima.

    *CRASH* "PERVERT!" *WHAM*

    Yup. Perfectly normal."

    Nerima is the birthplace of Anime. As such, the number of aspiring manga-ka and anime studios there provided quite a serendipitous combination for CLULESS. Mere minutes into the hours, hundreds and thousands of Fictions had spread all over the town. Dizzy and confused, most of these fictions did what came naturally to them.

    Fight.

    Property values in Nerima one week after the Vanishing went down by an unprecedented 1400%.

    Pre Vanishing Locations:

    Anime/Manga Studios
    After the Vanishing, the creation of new Anime and Manga (And, theoretically, new characters who could be brought into existance by CLULESS) was strictly controlled and regulated by the Department of Fiction Affairs in the Japanese Government. Because of most of the red tape involved in this process, as well as the advancements required to contain possible new fictions who are considered dangerous, the look of an Anime Studio has slightly changed with the Vanishing.


    Pre Vanishing Studio


    Post Vanishing Studio

    Musashi University
    Musashi University was one of those locations replaced during the Vanishing. Unfortunately for it, it occupied the same location CLULESS decided Furinkan High School was going to occupy. It no longer exists.

    High Schools:
    6 out of the 10 High Schools in Nerima were replaced with more fantasitical versions during the hours. These included Kolhotz High, St. Baccus School for Girls.


    Post Vanishing Locations:

    Nekohanten:


    Nihao! What can Shampoo do to you?
    (Mass Nosebleed)

    The Nekohanten is as popular as ever. People can generally enjoy dinner and a show, as somehow or other something insane tends to happen before your meal ends. Wheither it's property destruction or a view of someone outeating a vacuum cleaner, it's never boring at the Nekohanten.

    Ucchans Okonomiyaki




    What can I get for ya, sugar?

    Ucchans is now a major chain spread throughout Japan. Boasting the best Okonomiyaki anywhere, each Ucchans is run by an alternate of Ukyo Kuonji herself, ensuring universal goodness. The Nerima Ucchans is slightly more sedate than the Nekohanten, but it is still Nerima after all, and the front wall of the store still has to be replaced every other week or so.

    Furinkan High School


    The New Principal:

    SHUUUUUULTZ!

    Ah, Furinkan High. The Epicenter of the Insanity that is Nerima. Occupied by every member of the Nerima Wrecking Crew (Who can find it.) and policed by the newly appointed principal, Wilhelm Klink, this building has, by itself, increased the revenue of the Nerima Construction Agency (Now a multinational corporation) by over 3000%. Robert Hogan teaches one of the classes at Furinkan High, acting as an agent for the Goddess Relief Office. HE has recruited a team of students to help him keep the general damage level down to a minimum and to keep Nerima-ku itself from required collateral-damage inducing help for every minor mishap.

    The Saotome/Tendo Dojo, Home of the Saotome/Tendo Musabetsu Kakoto Ryu


    Sign out front: Tendo/Saotome Dojo. To challenge the master in savage combat, please go around back. Classes Available! Please inquire around back.

    The newly combined Saotome/Tendo Schools of Anything Goes Martial Arts find a home in what used to be the Tendo Dojo. The compound has since been expanded to include several nearby building which have been torn down and new training halls (Incredibly Sturdy ones) have been erected. With the popularity of the show and the obvious interest by Pre-V’s who could not learn magic, the Saotome/Tendo School has a massive following, with Dojos in New York, Boston, LA, London, Beijing, Toronto, The Lagrange Colonies, and assorted other locales. The company which controls these dojo’s, Anything Goes Inc. is owned by the Tendo/Saotome family, and managed by CEO Nabiki Tendo. The compound is widely considered one of the safest places in Japan, as it has approximately 100 people in it who are 1st dan or higher in Muabetsu Kakoto at any given time (This would equate to a 5th or 6th dan in other martial arts) as well as the presence of the Saotome/Tendo family itself who could probably give most of the JSDF a run for their money.

    Characters and Creatures

    Ranma and Akane Saotome:

    “Wow. How was I EVER that dumb. It was so obvious you had the hots for me back then.”
    “Hmph. Are you kidding, you haven’t taken your eyes off of me for more than 2 minutes at a time. Talk about clueless, baka.”
    “Tomboy.”
    -Ranma and Akane, upon observing Alternates of themselves at Furinkan.

    Ranma and Akane Saotome (Age 34) run the Saotome/Tendo Dojo and hold the controlling interest in Anything Goes Inc. They live in the compound and give private classes to the best students of the school, handpicked by them. They have a daughter, Lia Saotome (16) and a son, Christian (12). Ranma still has his Curse of Jusenkyo, and Akane has a matching curse, changing to a boy. They also both seem to have the old Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times.”

    Not much more ‘interesting’ than Post Vanishing Nerima.

    Widely regarded as the most powerful human martial artists in the world, Ranma once fought Son Goku to a standstill, though a rematch was immediately vetoed by their wives as they had already leveled 3 mountains, sunk two islands, and caused over 150 million dollars in property damage.

    Lum Invader

    Lum and her race appeared above Nerima during the hours. She still chases Ataru, and Ataru still chases everything with breasts and a pulse. They both now attend Furinkan High School. An attempt by the GRO to keep the destruction contained.

    It fails, of course.

    Nabiki Tendo


    Now CEO of Anything Goes Inc. Nabiki (35) has a lot of money and a lot of power. This is not a healthy combination to anyone on her bad side. She is, however, nostalgic of her high school days, and has been known to secretly provide support to her alternate who still attends Furinkan High. With a massive network that extends globally and beyond, Nabiki Tendo is one of the most well-informed people on the planet. She has been known to leak out tidbits of this information for her own amusement or when it is needed. She has mellowed out a bit in the intervening years and is no longer obsessed to the point of madness with money. Her family comes first.

    Especially since they hold a controlling interest in the company…
    "I fight for no-one's side, because no-one fights for mine."-my character (paraphrased from Treebeard).

    "¡The Ak-47! ¡When you absolutely, positively MUST kill EVERYBODY in the room by YESTERDAY!"

    "If I wanted to hear a 30-hour long discussion about how war f"#$$% one up, I would have bought an audio book. Dostoyievsky wrote all the better lines, anyway."

    "If there's one thing I've learned, is thiseath doesn't cares if you're flesh or metal."

    "I'm short, but deadly."(My charac is a Helix Warrior/Gunslinger, but 5´2").

    "Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy....oh, S"#$#T!"

    "Si vis pacen, parabellum.... in case you wanna know, that means that peace is a fragile thing."

    "The games I play use 20-sided dice. The duels I make use guns and ammo. You use neither.-¡CLICK!-That's too bad."

  • #509
    Thanks for posting Okinawa and Hueco Mundo for me, Marco, but that will be no longer necessary. I am Raptorial..sort of..and have returned! Basically, the jest of it is that my old e-mail I used for my old account on here died, and my password was no longer recognized, so here I am.

    New Creature: Brine Brute

    These primeval beasts, similar to the Canadian Real fossil creature known as anomalocaris, are natives to the American Southwest. They usually lie dormant for indefinate amounts of time in the desert sands, but if an area is flooded, they will awaken and begin their age-old hunting routines. Brine brutes are quite dangerous to smaller boats, and many recreationists in Lake Powell have been devoured by these ambush monsters. While deadly in the water, once on land, brine brutes are somewhat sluggish.
    Brine Brute: CR 2; Large vermin; HD 4d8+20; Hp 38; Mas 20; Init -1; Spd 15 ft., burrow 15 ft., swim 40 ft.; Defense 13, touch 8, flat-footed 13 (-1 size, -1 Dex, +5 natural); BAB +3; Grap +10; Atk +5 melee (1d8+3, claw) or +5 melee (2d6+3, tail slap); Full atk +5 melee (1d8+3, claw) or +5 melee (2d6+3, tail slap); FS 10 ft. by 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.; SQ Amphibious, aquatic, darkvision 60 ft., improved grab, tremorsense 40 ft.; AL none; SV Fort +9, Ref +0. Will -1; AP 0; Rep +0; Str 17, Dex 9, Con 20, Int 0, Wis 7, Cha 6.
    Skills: Climb +4, Hide +2, Listen +4, Spot -2, Swim +11.
    Feats: None.

    Back to School: Fiction Schools Brief Overview
    Schools...elementaries, middle schools, high schools, colleges...Fictions tend to make really weird ones, and now a lot of students are forced to take part in weirder school activities than they could have ever imagined. Below are some Fiction schools and brief descriptions. Each entry gives a quote about the school, location, whether it merged with or replaced an already existing structure, and a brief description. NPCs will be handled in future Coreline Gazette articles.

    Whateley Academy
    "That Faerie Queen is a beauty in form and combat prowess...we were thoroughly and unmercifully defeated in combat."
    -Sasuke Uchiha of the Hidden Leaf Village.
    Location: Keene, New Hampshire, USA.
    Replaced or Merged: Replaced.
    Pre-Vanishing Identity (If applicable by either replacement or merging): Antioch University New England.
    Description: Whateley is unique amongst most Fiction schools in that it caters to both spellcasters and superhero "mutants" within its walls. It is also the home of the "Champion force" a melded superhero consciousness that is granted to a single superhero known as the Champion, and is passed to his or her successor upon death. It is also often targeted by the various forms of feyfolk and elves as an impromptu place for reverence, since it is rumored the next Faerie Queen of 1,000 years dwells within its walls. It is also a hotspot for Arcanists who wish to harness her power for their own use (all of whom have gone home with either a new body, spell damage, bodily harm, or a combination of the three).

    Dimmsdale Elementary
    "You sure one kid did all that? It looks more like a superlaser and a heap of rancor dung fell to me."
    -Han Solo
    Location: Daly City, California, USA.
    Replaced or Merged: No.
    Pre-Vanishing Identity (If applicable by either replacement or merging): N/A
    Description: Due to the sheer stupidity of one Timmy Turner, the whole city of Daly is a primal hellhole. The whole city is now a massive lake of what appears to be a tar, with many "islands" (actually the ruins of larger buildings now overgrown with vegetation) dotting its surface. In truth, the whole lake is the world's largest example of a terrestrial effluvium (although how it got that massive can only be speculated at), which makes even the seemingly safe islands a hazard as tsunami-sized pseudopods have more than once blasted from the surface to snatch unwary prey. The islands themselves are also primeval in appearance, brimming with mosses, ferns, and primitive plants, and inhabited by various giant invertebrate Fictions. It is also rumored that there is a secret glitterryll facility in one of the stable windowless buildings that has breathable air inside, and many smugglers have attempted to make the daring run across the effluvium swamp and braved testing many buildings for their non-effluvium-filledness to try to get a deal on the rare Star Wars Fiction spice.

    Xavier Institute for Higher Learning
    "Pffft, Whateley? Unless you're some sissy magician, don't go there. Make the right choice and go to X Mansion."
    -Wolverine
    Location: North Salem, New York, USA.
    Replaced or Merged: No.
    Pre-Vanishing Identity (If applicable by either replacement or merging): N/A.
    Description: The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, or X Mansion, is, of course, the home of the famous X-Men Fictions. It may be seen by some that Professor Xavier is somewhat picky, since he only picks Fictions and Reals that have developed the X-gene for applicants and no other superpowered Fictions or Reals. Maybe it is something he feels special about the X-gene, maybe he is snooty, maybe he has some secret plan..who can really say? The Institute also has a school rivalry with its neighbor to the South, Whateley Academy.

    Pokémon Battle Institute
    "We just had a guy walk out of that place with a GIANT WALKING BONSAI! How can you not be panicking?!"
    -Ichigo Kurosaki
    Location: Okinawa, Japan.
    Replaced or Merged: Merged.
    Pre-Vanishing Identity (If applicable by either replacement or merging): Kansai University.
    Description: Pokemon Battle Institute is considered by Anime Fictions to be the finest location for learning how to deal with those odd Fiction creatures known as Pokemon. It is a place where Gym Leaders in training, Pokemon Champions in training, and other students mingle amongst some of the most powerful Masters in the world. It also has a bad habit of needing the Fire Department a lot after more than one Dragonbreath attack has gone awry.

    Tandy Gardens High School
    "Well, you get used to weirdness when Anne is around. I mean, it isn't like Jason and I aren't used to the unnatural by n..is that a barfing smiley walking down the hall?"
    -Robin Ericson
    Location: Moss Bluff, Louisiana, USA.
    Replaced or Merged: Replaced.
    Pre-Vanishing Identity (If applicable by either replacement or merging): Moss Bluff Tractor Supply Store.
    Description: Tandy Gardens is a Fiction school that tends to be..odd. There's really no other word that can describe a place where even the most spellcasty moments are considered mundane occurances, even by the Reals. The next Wotch in line and her companions are students here, and that usually means something is bound to go wrong sooner or later. The residents have gotten used to it. It is also only separated with the ferocious dragon, fiend, and zombie playground of the Lake Charles area by the Calcasieu River, and is school rivals with nearby Westlake High School (interestingly enough a reverse of the Wotch Fiction rival school Ekaltsew). The school also has the occassional Pixar and living emoticon Fictions wandering around (Due to Toy Story and Monsters Inc. Art Director Ralph Eggleston and Yahoo! co-founder David Filo both being alumni from Moss Bluff's high school from the Real times, Sam Houston).

    Moperville
    "It's OVER 9,000!"
    "Shut up."
    -Random Otaku Real and Fiction Nanase Kitsune.
    Location: Springfield, Illinois, USA.
    Replaced or Merged: No.
    Pre-Vanishing Identity (If applicable by either replacement or merging): N/A.
    Description: Moperville is another one of those weird places. Here, however, superscience usually has the lead over magic in the freakometer. Aliens, transformative weaponry, and anime-style martial arts reign in this land, and craziness is a typical sight.
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    Dimmsdale Elementary
    "You sure one kid did all that? It looks more like a superlaser and a heap of rancor dung fell to me."
    -Han Solo
    Location: Daly City, California, USA.
    Replaced or Merged: No.
    Pre-Vanishing Identity (If applicable by either replacement or merging): N/A
    Description: Due to the sheer stupidity of one Timmy Turner, the whole city of Daly is a primal hellhole. The whole city is now a massive lake of what appears to be a tar, with many "islands" (actually the ruins of larger buildings now overgrown with vegetation) dotting its surface. In truth, the whole lake is the world's largest example of a terrestrial effluvium (although how it got that massive can only be speculated at), which makes even the seemingly safe islands a hazard as tsunami-sized pseudopods have more than once blasted from the surface to snatch unwary prey. The islands themselves are also primeval in appearance, brimming with mosses, ferns, and primitive plants, and inhabited by various giant invertebrate Fictions. It is also rumored that there is a secret glitterryll facility in one of the stable windowless buildings that has breathable air inside, and many smugglers have attempted to make the daring run across the effluvium swamp and braved testing many buildings for their non-effluvium-filledness to try to get a deal on the rare Star Wars Fiction spice.
    Children, repeat after me:

    TIMMY TURNER MUSE *DIE*!!!!!!
    "I fight for no-one's side, because no-one fights for mine."-my character (paraphrased from Treebeard).

    "¡The Ak-47! ¡When you absolutely, positively MUST kill EVERYBODY in the room by YESTERDAY!"

    "If I wanted to hear a 30-hour long discussion about how war f"#$$% one up, I would have bought an audio book. Dostoyievsky wrote all the better lines, anyway."

    "If there's one thing I've learned, is thiseath doesn't cares if you're flesh or metal."

    "I'm short, but deadly."(My charac is a Helix Warrior/Gunslinger, but 5´2").

    "Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy....oh, S"#$#T!"

    "Si vis pacen, parabellum.... in case you wanna know, that means that peace is a fragile thing."

    "The games I play use 20-sided dice. The duels I make use guns and ammo. You use neither.-¡CLICK!-That's too bad."

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