NOTE: due to inactivity and the like, I am considering this topic dead, and will leave it unless a poll which will appear later on chooses to revive this topic. I am very sorry.
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And finally, if you want to see more about Krista Greeter's life, she now has a Tumblr blog.
Welcome to New Inatodai, Terra. This is a place which is mainly dominated by teenage Humans and Trolls, all of whom go to Inatodai High School. It is required that every child on the world, Human and Troll alike, has to spend at least one year at Inatodai High, all due to a treaty created by the Terran goverment. The School, and also the city, are run by the mysterious Doctor Scratch, Phd. Hardly anyone has ever seen Scratch, but there are stories that he is an alien that is trying to keep the peace between the somewhat peaceful Humans and the more aggressive Trolls. Many sweeps ago, the Trolls, lead by Her Imperious Condensation, desended upon Terra and tried to claim it as their own, seeing as how their old homeworld was distroyed by a swarm of metors. However, the Humans who lived there didn't take this kindly, and for a period of sweeps there was what became known as the Human/Troll War. The war would had ended badly for the Humans if Scratch didn't appear and manage to strike a treaty between the Humans and the Trolls. The main warzone would be rebuilt, and would serve as the educational hub of Terra, hoping to teach Humans and Trolls each other's lifestyles so that they could intergrate together. The Condense would become the leader of the Troll half of the goverment, while one of the greatest Human minds would become the leader of the Human half of the goverment.
As the sweeps passes, Humans and Trolls managed to get along with each other. The Trolls, who had once been seperated into classes due to blood colors, learned not to discrimanate so much, although the sea-dwelling Trolls as well as the purple bloods would still be somewhat higher than the rest. In turn, the Humans learned of the mystical powers that some Trolls have, and through mutural research managed to find a way to allow Humans to somewhat unlock those powers. And one of the best end results of the Human-Troll relationship was the Sylladex, a way to store items without having to carry them yourself. Some Trolls modified their Sylladexes in such a way that they could wield and use massive weapons, but Scratch quickly crushed that resistance. However, the modified Sylladexes would be turned into the Strife Sylladex, which would help should any other races tried to invade Terra.
However, Terra was never safe, because ever since the Trolls move in, meteors were becoming more often. This turned out to be due to a curse which the Trolls had designed for dealing with those who won't submit, but some idiot caused it to befal the Troll race. However, Scratch had a cunning plan: in an attempt to remind the Humans and Trolls about what had happened, he created a game which all students in New Inatodai would have to prepare themselves for, because it was the only way he could redirect the meteors away from places where it could do a lot of damage. The catch is that each meteor would force one student to play the game to be able to excape before impact. Choosing which student will have to play the game is done completly at random, to show that anyone could be in danger, especally if somehow the meteors get bigger and that the game couldn't redirect it. The game varied from player to player, but was designed so that it would be nearly impossible to win, especally seeing as within the first week there, everyone would have taken a personality test in order to shape the game in such a way that to make it through required one to face who they truly are - something which had been proved impossible time and time again. But today is the day everything will start to change.
That is because today, Thursday the the 30th of March, 3160ATW, is the day where a Human girl who came from one of Terra's colonies will be moving into New Inatodai. It is also one of the days where, at midnight, someone will be chosen to be next to play the game - someone who would end up finding out the truth behind it, and will manage to prevent a disaster bound for Terra with the help of new-found friends. And the game that will be played is a game known only as SPERB.
NOTE: Unlike the other PersonaStuck sessions, (of which two of them are dead, and the other one is just about active) SPURB does not follow directly any of the Persona storylines directly, but it mixes in elements of the Persona series (Especally Persona 3 and 4) with elements of Homestuck. God Tiers are used in place of the Personas, (I'll explain them when we get to that) and the weapons are like the ones in Homestuck, but there are also Social Links and various stats to keep track of. And, with the exception of one character, all of the main characters that will be seen are going to be from the MSPA canon. There may be a couple of other characters that are non-canon, but they will either be minor characters, or characters which are being controlled by certain other characters from the MSPA canon for various reasons. Also, as I'm no good with artwork, you won't be seeing any pictures. But I'll try to describe things as much as I can.
You can also quickly access the data from the M.A.P here. Or you can use the link in my sig, with the images that Rinoka made for me. Thanks for that.
~ Thursday, 30th of March - Morning ~
You wake up in the cryo pod that you have been sleeping in ever since the GRAN NOIR jumped to near-light speeds what feels like a couple of hours ago. However, due to how time works when you get close to the speed of light, about 4 Terran Sweeps have passes since you went to sleep. You deside to get out and read up on the news... but before you can do so, the cryo pod asks for you to identify yourself. So, what's your name and gender?
This introduction is like a combination of P3P's Story Select screen, and Homestuck's introduction to some of the characters. The name and gender of the character is 100% completly up to you, as well as other things which we'll get to when we come to it. Also, while I will be planning somewhat ahead with some commands, that doesn't mean that they will be used. Like in P3P, the gender will only slightly effect the story, especally when it comes to the Social Links.
Last edited by ah2190; 07-27-2012 at 04:25 AM.
Reason: Small note edit
Ah2190: Realise that people tend to stick with the stories on the front page.
Oh, great. I didn't suspect that the first law of forum posting: only posts near the front will generate much intrest. But the thing is, I can't carry on the plot until the MC gets a name. But, well... I might as well tell you a bit of backstory about our MC.
You see, he - or she, depending on what gender (s)he is - comes from a family of 'Spacers': Humans and Trolls who travel the galaxy, delivering goods from world to world. Often, the Condesce would enlist their services to deliver an important shipment of Crockercorp goods to various worlds. While some of the crew don't like the Condesce, the huge bonus they get for a job well done more than makes up for it. Of course, Spacers have to always be prepared to deal with pirates, but most pirate crews have been crushed. The only known pirate crew known to be active is the Spider8reath Crew, led by none other than Marquise 'Spinneret' Mindfang. While they still raid whomever they want, due to an agreement with the Condesce, Mindfang has to turn over a portion of her booty to the goverment, and must leave any ships with Crockercorp goods in them intact and able to complete the run the Condesce had assigned them to do. The reason for this is because the Condesce knew where Mindfang's daughter was, and could cause an 'accident' to happen if Mindfang ever broke her side of the deal.
Anyway, that's enough backstory which will possibly never have any impact on the plot whatsoever. I think it's time to go back to our main character.
The cryosleep must had been playing tricks on your memory, as for a moment, you couldn't remember who you were. However, you hope that the flash of memory you just had would lead to your name and gender.
The cryo pod's screen flashes green, and then you hear a hissing sound as the pod unlocks itself. You carefully get out, and then dusted the dew off of your clothing.
Your name is Krista Greter. Your family has wondered the stars for many sweeps, trading goods between planets, but what seemed like yesterday was the day where your family desided to take you to Terra so that you can learn more about the relationship between Humans and Trolls. Your father tells you that the key to a good service is knowing how to meet the needs of the client, no matter if they are a Troll or Human. As you spend most of your time on the GRAN NOIR, you don't have many intrests, although you can't remember much about them right now. That's the downside of cryosleep - while it can preserve the body for eons, it has some effect on people's memories, causing them to forget some stuff, but never their name - well, not for long, anyway.
You are about 5' 6'' tall, and your blond hair goes down to your sholders. Unlike some girls of your age, though, you are not that much into fashion, and you don't wear any makeup. You do have some lipstick, but you save putting that on for special occasions. And besides, that's in your suitcase with the rest of your clothes. Thankfully, Inatodai High doesn't have such a strict uniform policy, so you can wear what you normally wear while you are there: a white t-shirt with the image of a yellow Spirograph which you got for your 13th wriggling day, a blue jacket which is required to be worn by all crew of the Gran Noir, pale green trousers and some smart black shoes
Looking around the room, you can see the suitcase you had packed ready for today, a mirror on one of the walls, the cryo tube you were sleeping in, a door which leads into the corridors of the ship, a piano, a wardrobe - which is currently empty, as you've got all your clothes in your suitcase - and a table. On the table are a couple of d10s, a model of the Gran Noir, a package that you have been meaning to open, but desided to hold off until now, and your M.A.P, a wristwatch-shaped device your father came up with to aid with locating stuff, which is currently beeping and trying to get your attension. It's possibly the ship's AI pestering your account, letting you know what you'll need to do. Your Pesterchum handle is nitronMistress, but you don't have a quirk like most other people. Quirks make things hard to read sometimes.
What will you do?
Last edited by ah2190; 05-08-2012 at 05:39 PM.
Reason: Added information about Krista's appearence from another post.
There's a label on the front of the package. Before you open it, you deside to read it. It reads:
I know that life may be tough at your new school, but I know you can come through. Here's a gift that I hope you'll be able to use well.
With love, Mum.'
Inside is the newest Strife Deck, as well as a new fetch modus. Advancements in creating the Strife Decks have led to new features, such as equiping armor or accessories to gain their bonuses while strifing without having to wear them on yourself. Also inside is a SPACER ARMBAND, which will increase your chances of getting a BRUTAL AFFRONT while strifing, and 5000 Boondollers. Aren't Mums the best? You pick up the Boondollers, which gets deposited directly into your account, and then prepare to capthalogue the Spacer Armband. But first, what's the fetch modus that you just got?
NOTE: The modus you choose will determine how your invertory will be handled. Choose wisely.
All right, you've now got the Manalca fetch modus. With this modus, each card is stored inside a marble, and the marbles are stored inside a jar. To retrieve the items, you have to pick out the marble corrisponding to the item in question. All empty cards are also turned into marbles, but onlike the others which came in a varity of colors, the blank cards become white marbles. But good luck trying to get the captha codes with this sylladex. You store the Spacer Armband into one of the cards, leaving you with five more cards to use.
It's called the M.A.P, you know? Anyway, you pick up your M.A.P and capthalogue it. You then deside to check Pesterchum to see the announcement that the AI sent you.
-- noirAi [NA] began pestering nitronMistress [NM] at 08:45 TMT --
NA: Krista, I would like to imform you that your shuttle bound for New Inatodai will be leaving at 10:00 TMT. Please make sure that you bring everything with you.
NA: Breakfast will be served in the ship's cafe until 09:30 TMT. Make sure you don't miss it.
NA: Also, I wish you a happy 14th wriggling day.
NA: I hope that you'll find the gift that I prepared for you suitable for when you have to end up strifing, of which there is a 94% chance that you'll have to do in the first few weeks.
NA: I've made sure that the gift will be waiting for you on the shuttle.
NM: Thanks, NA. I'll make sure to look after whatever you've given me well.
-- nitronMistress [NM] ceased pestering noirAi [NA] at 08:55 TMT --
It's a good thing you now have this with you. While the M.A.P is in your Sylladex, you can check your Status, your known Social Links, and also what's in your Sylladex, even if it wouldn't normally be accessable straight away. The tech that your dad used to create this as a gift from the ruler of one of the worlds he visited. It helps a lot, especally seeing as the marble for the M.A.P is white, and therefore would be a pain to retrieve from the sylladex.
NOTE: You can quickly access the data from the M.A.P here.
> Krista: Find a suspicious green pie that seems it is made out of Soper Slime
What the hell were you thinking?!? Don't you remember that Dad told you that no food was allowed in your room, period?!? Oh, wait... you do now. Anyway, there are no pies in the room. Plus, one of the few things that your Dad refuses to transport is Soper Slime. That is, unless the Condesce tells him to deliver any - and that day will most likely never come.
You would be better off going to the cafe, anyway.
> Krista: Head straight for the cafe and order a hot chocolate with a chocolote chip muffin
You deside that it would be a good idea to go and have some breakfast. So, you leave your room and head through the Gran Noir's maze of corridors. Thankfully, you've been through them so many times that you could get from one place to another while blindfolded. The cafe is not very far from your room, and you get there in a matter of minutes. You mentally go through the diffrent dishes that the cafe offers for breakfast. There's cheese on toast, crossants, crumpets, and even the Full English which is served during breakfast. At least, that's what you have eaten here for breakfast. You once tried the instant oats before, but you found out that it was way too sugery for your tastes. And you have no idea what today's Daily Special is, but you might give it a try if it takes your fancy. Unfortunally, the cafe is fresh out of muffins, but at least you'll still be able to have a hot chocolate with your breakfast. So what will you have with your hot choclate?
> Krista: Whatever the daily special is, which is of course sopor slime pies.
You deside to go for the Daily Special. You are served with what looks like a sopor slime pie... You are somewhat nervous, but you deside to try a bit. Hmm, it tastes really nice. You wolf down the rest of the pie, making sure to stop for sips of your hot choclate. After finishing, you ask the owner what the Daily Special was.
'Well, I'm glad you enjoyed my special dish. It may look like a sopor slime pie, bit in fact it's mainly a mixture of pancake mix, herbs and colorings. I created it so that people who are hooked on sopor can start to ease off of it.'
Wow, that was intresting, to say the least! Your Courage, Knollege and Understanding have been increased.
Your Courage has ranked up!
Now that you've had breakfast, it's possibly a good time to make sure things are ready for your departure in about half an hour. Might as well return to your room.
You get back to your room, and it's in the same state you left it in. What now?
Ah2190: Self-insert self into the story to move things along
Now why the hell would I do that? Besides, I'm not Hussie: I don't have any access to any 4th walls which I can use to get into the story. All I can do is watch what the people do, and sometimes influcence them. I can't just jump into the story and affect it directly!
Anyway, I think now's a good time to see what Krista looks like. Just wait one second while I bring out my SPERB monitor...
Ah, here it is. I will only use this if it's really needed. Anyway, enough of this banter. Back to the plot!
>Krista: Examine self in mirror
You deside to check yourself out in the mirror. While you look yourself over, you deside to pratice what you are planning to say when you are asked to introduce yourself. You manage to pull it off flawlessly.
Your Expression has increased. Your Expression has ranked up!
Well, enough pratice. It's time to get packed and ready to catch the shuttle down.
Just as a reminder, here's what's currently in the room: the suitcase you had packed ready for today, a mirror on one of the walls, which you've just used, the cryo tube you were sleeping in earlier, a door which leads back into the corridors of the ship, a piano which you played a little while ago, a wardrobe - which is currently empty, as you've got all your clothes in your suitcase - and a table. On the table are a couple of d10s and a model of the Gran Noir.
You quickly glanse at your M.A.P to check the time. It shows that the time is currently 09:25 TMT. You know that you can get to the shuttle in about 10 minutes, so that leaves you with about 25 minutes to finish getting ready. You also ponder about maybe equipping stuff to your Strife Deck.
You glance at your M.A.P, as that contains the information about your Strife Deck and your Sylladex. You currently have FistKind, which you plan to use only when needed, and an empty Strife Card in your Strife Portfolio. You have your fists alloticated as your FistKind weapon, but have nothing else equipped.