Sol. Known more informally as 'Earth.' A habitable planet, with a once-middling technologic level for its sapient race. It was to be a routine integration for the Galra Empire. Such a world could never stop even the least of their forces and so, the least of their forces were sent. A planetary task force, one mothership-class war vessel and assorted escorts. They were beaten back sorely and emergency records sent back to the Empire in full described unusual forces. Metahumans, of great power who allied and fought back against the invasion with a fury rarely seen from any race before, save perhaps in the tales of the Third Earth or within the tales of the tournaments of the Battle Nexus. Meanwhile, the invasion of Earth had sparked a resurgence in technological research and boosted enough for the future to take hold. Alien technology was obtained and reverse engineered by the human race, prompting the creation of other technologies as well. When the Empire returned? They found the humans ready. But so was the Galra Empire. Emperor Sarkon did not underestimate Sol. Was it not from this planet, that his greatest foes had originated? And quietly, he too made his own alliances before sending in his forces to attack. The Triceraton Empire, the Dark Tapestry and its representative, Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living flocked to his banner. In their wake, came the Precursors of the Anteverse, even the Chitauri and their infamous master sent their forces as well. Earth would become a blood bath and with this ultimate purpose, this darkest alliance moved forward to inevitable victory. When news came of the impending force, what followed after would be known throughout history as the era of Unification. Alien allies unknown revealed themselves and so did many of earths locals, who had hitherto remained hidden. It would not only be humanity that would fight for earth, but also its secret protectors....And its nightmares. Across the stars, the war was waged on all fronts. Werewolf battalion's used gun and claw to fulfill their missions. The remaining dragons that yet existed entered the fray alongside the costumed heroes who had spent their lives protecting earth. Dracula himself commanded a position using his personal forces as he harried and struck fear into their enemies. It was a war with many heroes and stories of heroic sacrifices. Finally, in the end? The fortunes of war shifted upon the day of July Fourth, in the year two-thousand-seventy-five..... What remains has been classified, but a decisive victory had been struck that day. Five years has passed on by, but things have entered into a stalemate rather then an actual peace. The Empire does not pass within our borders now and nor do we to them. This however, does not apply to their erstwhile allies and we are mustered to repel their prodding forces. In the meantime, we wait and we prepare. Peace is only a term, to re-arm and re-prepare for the next war. This time, we will wield the greatest weapon of all. You. ----------- We live in an inspiring age. One where inter-dimensional travel is possible, where the denizens of Sol can travel among the stars and where aliens and monsters intermingle with humanity. But it needs more then wonders. A world like this? It needs heroes. Enter the establishment of what is known as the 'Watchtower Academy for Heroes' or merely 'The Watchtower' for short. Established on an artificial island in international waters, the Academy is a privately funded enterprise supported by the metahuman community. It is a boarding school, boot camp and research station all at once. Its teachers are heroes and veterans, passing down their knowledge to a new generation. It remains outside of the reach of any government and imposes a sense of responsibility on all recruits that pass through its doors. Its headmistress is Ex-Commander Kiryūin Satsuki of the war of unification and under her rule, the school has thrived. While there is no rule to prevent those purely human to enroll, the iron claw of the old Dragon is hard and many simply do not make the cut. As it should be. Surviving the opening enrollment is as much a test as anything else that passes on within its walls. --------- School Faculty Headmistress: Kiryūin Satsuki Deputy Headmaster/Mecha-Piloting: Professor John Stewart Science & Mathematics(Introductory and Advanced Courses): Professor Winston and Professor Kokonoe(Played by @Schnee Corp Lawyer) Physical Education: Professor Jack and Gene(Played by @T.O.M.) Paranormal-Anthropology and Magic: Unknown and Professor Kuroko Smith Xeno-Anthropology: Professor Yuki Nagato English and History(Introductory and Advanced Courses): Zoe Hirakawa(Played by @Michale CS) School Security Head/Strategy: Unknown School Nurse: Dr. Emily Grey(Played by @C.T.) Music and Band: Marceline(Played by @OrlandoBloomers) Wilderness Survival: James 'Logan' Howlett(Played by @Indolent) Economic Studies: Holo the Wise Wolf(Played by @Schnee Corp Lawyer) [All information subject to change] So basically this thread is just a way to build up the setting/hash out characters or adapt em to the world. Some stuff remain solid, others will be subject to change for ease of use to a point. But final word will always be with the GM's and co-GM's, whoever they will be as this RP continues. Also, you all get at least three PC's and the option to play a teacher if you wish, to start. Possibility of more in future.