Shi no Gēmu A Survival-Fantasy Roleplay Shi no Gēmu. After the bland performance of Group 7 last year, Yakazuma has been eagerly awaiting this month's show. Promised to be one of the most unique and strange islands out of the previous seven chosen, producers of Shi no Gēmu have been hard at work scouting out this year's eleven. Though it hasn't been easy - due to volunteers becoming less common after the Group 6 tragedy - they've found enough volunteers. And so, the eighth season of Shi no Gēmu begins. Will they be the first to collect all eight artifacts? The first to overcome and survive the endless trials? And if they do, how will they do it? Will there be only one survivor? Will they make it through it all together? All of these questions are pondered by the frenzied citizens of Yakazuma, as they push and shove to get a look at the eleven as they're transported through the city. Surrounded by what's essentially a small army, Group 8 walk through the grubby marble streets, hearing their names yelled occasionally - the sheer numbers of people gathered to see them just for the first time are overwhelming. The sound is dazing. They walk, knowing that the ultimate trial is ahead of them. And all these people will be watching. Perhaps they're already picking favorites by looks alone. Transported into various buildings around the city, the eleven do all the pre-game procedures. They fill out various forms first - ones inquiring about any past jobs, past crimes, etc, for whatever reasons, and a form that confirms their consent to the trials that await them. In the next building, they're stripped of their usual attire (to some of the contestants' dislike) and supplied with simple white clothes, with their candidate number big and black on the back. Any of their weapons are confiscated, and replaced with one crude weapon of their choice - supplied by the producers. Allowed to eat, drink, and bathe to their heart's content for a short while - they're then transported to the final building before Shi no Gēmu will begin. They were simply minutes away. The crowd was roaring, gathered around the white marble screens around the city, eagerly awaiting this month's show. So, Group 8. I suppose it now begins. Group 8 @Everyone It's been a long couple of days, but you've all finally reached the ultimate step before Shi no Gēmu truly begins. Guarded by various men in heavy white plate armor, you're all dressed in your white clothes, equipped with your crude weapons of choice. It's hard to dampen out the roaring of the crowd as you approach a tall, cylinder-shaped building made of smooth marble - a heavy oaken door at the base of it. Guided into the building, the room within is wide and spacious, with a blue-green light seeming to cast over the marble floor below it. The walls are hidden behind huge bookshelves of various colours. There's some sort of smell in the room that's hard to place your finger on. ...Something like bitter almonds and peaches. Within the middle of the room, a huge circle of chalk is drawn with intricate decals and writing within it. This is the final room before everything begins - this is where you'll be teleported onto the island of Shi no Gēmu. In the center of the room, a tall, young man, dressed in a long black robe looks at you all with a pleasant smile as you enter. His hair is long and black, poking out from a bandana tied around the top of his head, and his face is covered in strange black tattoos of mostly triangular symbols, with a wide blue line going down from his right eye. "Ah, hello." He says in a soft tone. The guards stand firm as the oaken door closes behind the eleven of you, the shouting of crowds muffled by the thick wood. "Group eight, I presume? A real, real pleasure to meet all of you. I'm Connor, the Entrance Mage for Shi no Gēmu." He pauses, and closes his eyes as he gives another soft smile. "Which means I'll be the one teleporting you all on to the island. Nothing more, nothing less. And don't worry, it doesn't hurt!" He gives some sort of barely-audible and somewhat strange laugh to himself, before looking up. "...You must be all so nervous. But don't worry... you all had a nice lunch, I presume?" He gives another laugh, before looking at you all with a somewhat encouraging look. You notice his eyes are, strangely, purple. His voice grows more serious. "Just take a deep breath, relax, and do your best when you're on the island. Don't think about all the people watching you. Be yourself." Connor gestures for you all to take a step further. "Now, before you begin: I'm sure you've been informed about the rules, but if any of you have any questions about Shi no Gēmu - I'll answer any that you might have. Obviously though, I can't tell you anything about the island. Don't worry about making the crowd wait." He pauses, and the hair covers his eyes for a moment. Those with 4 or above accuracy hear Connor whisper: "Yakazuma can wait for an eternity for all I care. Those pigs." Connor looks up and smiles, and awaits patiently for any of you. Despite his weird tattoos, his smile is strangely comforting as the smell of bitter almonds hangs strong in the air.