Background (post background as a reply to character sheet)
Somewhere in a super secret experimental Coalition city setup to study pre-rifts culture that led to the demise of the world....
Tsume was just a normal girl, living a normal boring life, in a normal boring city. She was a slim girl five foot six in height, around the age of 17. She has very long red hair, that she wearings in a pony tail that falls to the small of her back. Her eyes are light blue.
One day, while minding her own business, a mysterious girl showed up dressed in an outfit that looked like it was out of a comic book. She was also wearing a hood. The girl spotted Tsume and looked her over, as if she was appraising her. Then she came over and started talking to Tsume. They talked for a long time as the girl asked Tsume a lot of questions about herself. Finally the girl asked Tsume if she wanted to end her boring life. Tsume hesitated at first but eventually said she would like to have some more excitement in her life.
The girl tapped something next to her ear and said two words. "She ready." Tsume suddenly found that the girl was not standing in front of her. She started looking around as she suddenly started to blacked out. The girl had knocked her out from behind. The girl lowered her to the ground as her hood fell back, revealing she had cat ears. She took out a strange injection device and put it up to Tsume neck. She said, "Welcome sister." as she pulled the trigger on the device. She then disappeared leaving Tsume behind.
Tsume's friends found her laying on the street corner where she had been left. They called her parents who then contacted 911. Tsume was taken to the hospital. She woke up in the hospital and they didn't find anything wrong with her so she was sent home. She started having cravings for milk for an odd reason. She went to the fridge and found a gallon of it. She started drinking it right out of the bottle. Afterwards, she went and took a nap. She dreamed about cats.
The next morning when she woke up. she had started to change. Her eyes had changed, looking like a cats with a slit down the center. As the days and nights went by she started to have further changes, eventually becoming a nekomimi or cat eared girl. Her ears shifted to the top of her head becoming cat-like and she grew a tail covered in fur the same red color as the hair on her head. She continued to have dreams about cats or rather cat spirits.
After she changed, she started having fights with her parents. They were not happy with having a mutant for a daughter and they kicked her out. She started wandering the streets and soon learned that the place she grew up in was a much more gruesome world. She was living in a high end neighborhood in the Coalition and with her becoming a mutant, she could no longer stay there. She ended up in the slums.
She still continued having the dreams about the cat spirits. Eventually the mysterious girl from before found her. Tsume was not a happy camper as she attacked the girl. This woman had ruined her life. The woman said a word in a strange cat language. She didn't understand what was said since she didn't know the cat language. But she did know it was a cat language. Her world literally stopped. She froze in place as she shifted to standing at attention. It was like she was watching someone else take control of her body. The girl looked relieved that what she did worked. Then she started to walk around Tsume inspecting her. She started talking to her as well.
"Very nice, you turned out well. What is her name?"
The question felt odd to Tsume as who or what ever was controlling her answered. "Her name is Tsume."
"Nice, follow me to my home. Finishing you here is not ideal." With that the girl led Tsume to where she was currently squating.
After they arrived. Tsume was standing and awaiting orders. This was driving her nuts, being a back seat driver.
"So Tsume, you are probably wondering why you are like this." She then says a word in the weird cat language and Tsume is released from the control, back in the driver seat to say. "Your questions? I know you must have a million."
Tsume askes, "What was that? What is that language?" She looks around, taking in her surroundings, getting her bearings. "Who is in my head with me?" Then she focuses her gaze on the girl. "Who are you and what do you want from me?"
"Project Weapon X, a program to create super soldiers from individuals who are already latent mutants. using a designer drug, we activate your latent mutant traits, causing you to transform. This branch of the program however is focusing on girls with latent cat mutant traits, like you. The person in your head with you, is the other you. Weapon Neko X" She pause before finishing the name, "Three." Then she waits a moment for Tsume to take it all in. "As for myself, let's just say I am Weapon Neko X Two, for right now. I guess I am being greedy. I wanted a sister to fight with me."
Tsume does not look happy at all. "You didn't answer what the weird language was and You.. you ripped me from my life. stole my family away from me by turning me into this. All... all so you could have a sister to... to fight with you. fight with you... fight you." Her words trailing off.
Two got a sense that something could be going wrong and she said the words that put the other Tsume back in control. "The language... it is the language of our people. the language of the nekomimi and well all cats in general I guess you could say." She looked at Tsume as if looking into her soul. "You don't want to fight me, we are family and family doesn't fight each other."
Tsume sitting in the back seat again thinks to herself, We'll see about that. The other Tsume tells Two, "She is very mad at you."
Two nods a few times, "I know, I know. Lie down on the bed over there. We need to finish the process." Two went over to a shelf and grabbed a lock box. She opened it and pulled out a stone and walked over to where Tsume, while under the control of Three had laid down on the bed. She says a word again in the cat tongue. "release."
Tsume finds herself back in control but she also feels as if she has been restrained. She can't get up from the bed.
Two looks down at Tsume, "Three is restraining you right now so the process can be finished. Right now, you don't have the skills you need to survive in this world. The world you came from was an illusion. You were the daughter of a very high ranking family in the coalition. They were raising you in an environment that hid what the rest of the world looked like from you. I don't know what the purpose of that was. Anyways, I am going to give you what you need to survive now." She placed the stone on her forehead and said some words, a glow passed through Two down her arm and hand and into the stone. The stone started glowing.
Tsume started experiencing memories. The memories of another. the memories of One. They felt as if they were her own memories. She experienced many many memories of train. Training in the Weapon X project to become a soldier. no not a soldier. super soldier? no, no she was training to be a killing machine. One that could be controlled via a backdoor. But the back door was broken. Something had intervened. The codes to the backdoor had been changed. While Tsume was experiencing these memories. she also saw the Cat Spirits again. But it was weird, It was like they were in the memories and outside of them experiencing them with her. She looked at the cat spirits and they started talking to her in the weird cat language. But she could not make out a word. Tsume also saw that Three was there, also learning the memories.
Much time has past when Tsume awoke. She sits up in the bed and looks over to see Two sitting in a chair.
"Good morning Tsume. I trust you had pleasant dreams."
"I wouldn't call them pleasant. I'm guessing you are like me... or were. But that world... it wasn't this time."
"It wasn't this time. I guess it would be more like.. I'm sixty two and your sixty three... but really who knows. we lost count a long time ago... maybe they know."
"They? who are they?"
"Surely you saw them. The cat spirits. They guided me to you."
"I see them in my dreams. Then you didn't really just want me to be your... sister?"
"Oh I do. It is lonely without family. The cat spirits... they intervened with One. They changed the access codes."
"The language.. words that can control you. They were part of the Weapon X project, to control the weapon. The cat spirits change the language... so One... our kind could not be controlled by the humans."
"Why do you go by Two?"
"Because I merged with my other self. We became one."
"Is that something I have to do?"
"Only if you wish it."
They continued to talk and learn about each other. Two trained Tsume how to handle herself in battle. One of the factors of the Weapon X project was to randomly awaken powers in the intended Weapon. Tsume powers seemed to revolve around being a fast healer and regeneration. Also she was harder to hurt. Tsume didn't like getting hurt though. She trained hard to be able to avoid or block attacks leveled at her.
She discovered that the Cat Spirits let her gain access to some divine powers based on her faith in them. She learned how to do some healing miracles and repulse evil.
A couple of years later, she ran into a man named Claude. He was the captain in charge of the 77th. She was just randomly in the place they were working on a problem that day and she lent a hand when some bad guys were trying to attack the 77th. After the engagement, he gave her a card and told her to check out Castle Refuge and this upcoming Assessment. He handed her a document to hand over as proof.
So she took a on a new adventure and made her way into Castle Refuge. Finding out what she could about this Tomorrow Legion on the way. before making her final way into the castle, she faked some documents as best she could, just in case she got stopped.
Common Knowledge Forgery Skill Check +2
Smarts 1d6+2 = 8: 6 Ace on Smart 1d6+8 = 12: 4
Wild 1d6+2 = 7: 5
Item Gained Tomorrow Legion Fake ID (Skill level: 12)
She was heading for the room where the assessment was but she was feeling kind of tired. She found a way into the air ducts and took a nap.
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