It's the year 2099 and scientists have finally done it: immortality has been achieved. However, there's a bit of a catch: it's not your original body you continue to live in. The process, called the Soul Transfer, is where your soul is extracted before your death and forced into a host body after the host's soul has been removed. The public has not been informed of this solution yet. Last-stage testing has just begun, finally using human subjects. People, usually the elderly or chronically ill, have been taken from hospitals and declared dead. But one problem remains: who will host? Everyone agreed that the host must be at least twenty-five years old, as that's around the age that the brain stops developing. Eventually, it was decided that the criminal and homeless population would be used. Informed consent—or rather, any consent—was conveniently overlooked or forged. No one in their right mind would give consent to die, after all. The first attempts failed, both subjects dying. Soon, some of the scientists started wondering why they were limited to criminals and homeless people. No one wanted to go through the paperwork-filled process of removing criminals from the system—those criminals were dangerous, anyways—and most of the homeless were almost as dangerous and sometimes teeming with disease. So, innocent people started disappearing from all over America. They were never taken from the city where the scientist's main base of operations was; no one wanted to increase the risk of discovery. Those that were kidnapped were taken to the main facility and underwent the Soul Transfer. This time, the Transfer was successful, much to everyone's delight! Some of the scientists wanted the process—the biggest scientific advance in history—to be revealed right away. They were outnumbered by the "reasonable" scientists, though; the subjects still had to be watched for a short amount of time to make sure nothing went wrong, like what happened with the first batch of subjects: sudden rejection of the soul. A two-month observatory period was put into effect. For the first two weeks, the subjects stayed at the facility under near-constant observation, where they also had time to adjust to their new body. A few of the subjects killed themselves out of spite; they were content with their past life, or thought the scientists were playing God. After two weeks and only two instances of soul was rejection, the subjects were let loose in the real world with minimal observation. Few rules were imposed on the subjects. They could never speak of their past life or of the Soul Transfer to outsiders, and they couldn't leave the city until their observatory period was up. After that, they would be gathered and presented to the world as pioneers of a new age. The subjects reported occasional vague, "ghost" impressions of memory that weren't theirs; the smell of sugar and linen, the feel of long hair disturbed by a breeze, or knowing where they were, even though they personally had never been to that part of town before. These were noted, but expected; some neural pathways in the brain would be harder to re-write than others. Oh, were they wrong. Although details were never given to the host, they knew that they were going to die. Some weren't able to resist the Soul Transfer, for various reasons. Those, of course, died. Fear and knowledge make people strong, and this was how most of the host's souls were able to cling to their bodies. They were weak, but they were still alive. Some of them fought, causing the subject's soul to be rejected and effectively killing both of them. Most of them weren't even conscious all the time, or were unable to act; the Soul Transfer sapped their strength to an alarming degree. Only when the subjects were freed and released into the city were the host souls able to regain a sense of themselves and the world. They realized how they had been wronged, and were horrified. But they still had no strength to act. The invading soul wasn't even aware of the host soul. Until now, a week after their release from the facility. Occasionally, they'll hear a fragmented voice, or be sent a memory—a whole memory—that isn't theirs. Scared, they reported the occurrences to the scientists, but this was brushed barely noted; the scientists were becoming negligent as they received heat from their superiors about taking innocent subjects. As time passes, the host soul gets stronger. Two weeks after their release, the first host soul breaks through to the subject host with a full thought: "This is MY body!" Around the city, more and more host souls are starting to break through. Now, it's three weeks after the Soul Transfer took place. None of the scientists are paying much attention to the subjects, busy as they are with their superiors. Therefore, they don't notice the increase in complaints. There was even one barely noticed suicide. The subjects are all on their own now. The only people they have is themselves and their fellow subjects... unless you count their unexpected "guest." Host Sheet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Host Sheet (open) Host Sheet (close) Name: Age: [at least 25] Gender: Appearance: Bio: Subject Sheet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Subject Sheet (open) Subject Sheet (close) Name: Age: Gender: Bio: Who is your host?: [I will randomly assign you a host, so just leave it blank until I do.] This is my first time GMing in a while, so if there's anything you feel I should edit [like the skeleton... I feel that it's a bit short, but I don't know that I should add anything else. XD ] then please tell me! Just so you know, there will be two different people playing in the same body: the host soul and the subject soul. At the moment, the host soul has no control over the body, or is even able to make the subject soul hear them all the time, so the host soul role may be a bit less interactive, but it'll get there, no worries!