This is our first take at a proper Sci-Fi RP. Meaning, we hope it fits the theme and all that. And we hope we're not making huge sci-fi faux pas anywhere. Yes, that too. You may find the link to the RP here (http://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/the-prototype.27789/) Setting The world is 20XX. Body and full-body modifications/alterations/enhancements are becoming more and more common in this day and age. Androids are around, but rare and few. The most androids you can find are those programmed to work in commercial areas; but beyond recognizing orders and instructions, they are still machines. While all this is thriving, there are always setbacks. You have your usual mix of pro- and anti-enhancements and whatnot; rallies, riots, protests and the sort. And then, you have the warmongers. While the world is still somewhat peaceful, there are tensions between countries. It's no longer a space-race, it's now the tech-race, and Japan's leading the race at the moment. Sooner or later, someone's going to bring in a big toy for everyone to play; and someone's bound to play it "with" someone. The story begins in Tokyo, Japan. The world resembles the Ghost in the Shell universe, only a little more backwards, with a mix of Deus Ex's augment elements. Plot Said big toy happens to be a blueprint of some new weapon called "Project Vajra". However, it is still in its prototype stage, and its creator is now MIA. For what reasons, we know not. What we do know is that the creator did not intend to create this "weapon" as it was meant to be something different, completely unrelated to any sort of weaponry. Still, the creator's intention doesn't really help with the current situation due to being MIA. The ones who snagged the blueprint from the MIA creator intend to continue the project with whatever they can interpret from the plans. Meanwhile, the very first prototype of the supposed "weapon" is on the loose. Organisations involved with Project Vajra are currently pursuing this "weapon", to bring the "weapon" back to the lab for further research. Terms Project Vajra Inspired by Buddhism's "Three Vajras", which consists of the "Body", "Mind" and "Voice, this philosophy became the key point in the creation of the supposed weapon. The project was originally under a different name, but due to circumstances (creator MIA & conflict of interest), the project was renamed as such. Its sole purpose is to create the most efficient weapon anyone could get around this era: an efficient strike team of androids, built purely from scratch with enhancements better than what current technology provides to the public, capable of completing objectives effectively. Enhancements Enhancements are basically improvements to a human body by replacing body parts with machines that are capable of handling more stress compared to its natural state. Perfect vision, strong arms, legs that let you run/jump faster, a heart that can pump blood faster than the natural heart; you name it, they got it. However, given that this technology lets you cheat a lot at life (she said it, not me), governments all around the world has set restrictions to how many enhancements a person can have in his or her lifetime. Each human are only allowed up to 5 enhancements. For each enhancement, they must apply for a license to undergo the operation, with legit reasons. Such reasons are: - medical purposes and disabilities (athletes are not allowed to apply for this to prevent cheating) - age factors (if you are old and in dire need of an enhancement to get by with life) - work necessities (if you are working in a hazardous environment and such) - cosmetics (though the cost for this would be higher than the ones mentioned above, for obvious reasons) Of course, the world would not be complete without the illegal enhancements lurking around in the underground. If caught with illegal enhancements, they may be jailed or fined, or both (haven't decided if I want to go into detail with this law). This law, for both illegal and the legal enhancements, is standard for all countries in the world. Body Hackers People with illegal enhancements. A term used by those residing in the slums or the underground, away from lawful eyes. [More terms will be added as we go along with the story] - - - - - - - - - - - - - -CharactersI am looking at around 4-5 players max (she can't handle a big crowd, is what she's trying to say), with specific characters. Below are some of the characters that I have in mind for this story, or at least, the sort of characters that would be preferable to this story: The First Prototype (important)- a fully-operational android- has enhancements, top to bottom- no built-in weapons whatsoever- sentient, almost human-like- on the run from officials- appears human, not like the ones from I,Robot. The Journalist- human, unless you have any ideas. :P- is currently trying to get a big scoop for a raise- newbie on the job The Colonel- human, with slight enhancements (who knows how many)- privy to Project Vajra- no clear motives as of yet These are just character suggestions, except for the First Prototype; that one is a character that I would prefer to be played by someone. (though it would be interesting if he was just an NPC, like Rhaegar Targaryen. Then you get different perspectives of him from different people, but never really the real one) ...well, I suppose I could allow that if it comes down to that. In any case, if you have any other types of characters that can fit in nicely in this RP, I would love to hear about it. (It's not often she uses the word 'love', you know?) Here is the character sign-up sheet. Name:Age:Gender:Appearance:Enhancements:Occupation:Biography:Skills:Motives/Objectives (in the RP): I believe that should be all for now. I will continue updating this post as we go along.