Atmospheric music (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Atmospheric music (open) Atmospheric music (close) How did it come to this? When did it start? No one can say for certain. It is as thought it has always been there, like any natural part of life - The Pyramid In the northeastern part of the United Kingdom, situated in the woods just outside the town of Hamel, stands Reguis Academy, an institution of learning and class. Here it matters not from which linage one comes from or how loudly one's pocket rings, only those with the blessing of the mind can be accepted and taught by this establishment's highly ranking staff. Knowledge is power, after all, and those with the passion and thirst for it can easily climb the social ladder and make a name for themselves by proving their worth through study. In that and another way... For an unknown number of years, presumably for several decades, there has been an... event, so to speak, an organization, which apparently only the students known of. The Pyramid. Also known as "the Caste Game", "Castle" and "Ladder", The Pyramid is a social game, however, no popular device is used in order to play it. Rather, it spreads like wildfire the moment the sign arrives throught the entire domain of the academy, with every youngster being aware of the situation less than an hour after the initial beginning. Once the game has started, every student must scour the school grounds in search of a card. A treasure hunt it is, indeed, but the treasure at the end is one many dream of. At sunset the students are called at a specific location in the forest where they must present their cards in front of the "commitie", a group of thirteen annonymous individuals, who wear different outfits and masks at every single "gathering", yet always have the same hierarchy. Depending on the card in their possession, each student is granted a status in society, a role they must follow to the letter until the next game is announced. The cards one may obtain are in the following order of power from highest to lowest: The King; The Queen; The Jack; The Ace of Spades (The Prep), The Ace of Hearts (The Pleaser), The Ace of Diamons (The Wannabee), The Ace of Clubs (The Messenger); The 10 of Spades (The Slacker), The 9 of Hearts (The Geek), The 8 of Clubs (The Goth), The 7 of Diamons (The Brain); The Joker [ The Target ]. Of course, no student is ever forced to play the game and there are two possitions that may freely be assumed by an unlimited amount of people. However, the decision to take up one of the two optional "outlaw" roles, those of the "Deliquents" and "Floaters", must be done prior to the decision to participate in the "treasure hunt". All who fail to present a card at the gathering, yet have participated in the event, are labled as "Targets", the same as the person with the Joker card. They are the subjects, or objects, of torture, humiliation and utter terror under the boots of those higher than them. Now, what shall you do? Will you go against the system, fighting for the moral rights of others, standing up for rightiousness? Or will you just have a good time? No one will blame you, regardless of what you chose. But know one thing: Society shall never fall simply because of one idealistic wish. It exists in order to create order itself and thus there are those who oppress and those being oppressed in some shape or form. But even if the strcuture of society was not as it is presently known, human nature itself has a certain immorality to it, an inner part that dictates to crush those around you so that you may rise and be crowned king or queen of the castle. Are you ready see just what kind of monster sleeps hidden inside you? Informational Site!!!