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Old 11-02-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default In Nomine Anime setting: Grigori High

Here's a setting I invented last December for In Nomine Anime. The PCs are celestials with Roles as pupils (or potentially their pets) at Grigori High, a typical Japanese magical girls' school. It should soon become apparent that the game is intended to be played at a high brightness, low contrast, and the humour turned all the way up to garish.

Grigori High is a boarding school for teenage girls with unusual powers. (Including the ability to pronounce the name of the place. In accordance with the law of inverse dignity, high-ranking NPCs such as government ministers and Superiors have increasing difficulty with the name.) The establishment is funded by the Japanese government, which has an obvious interest in keeping supernatural adolescents from disrupting normal life. Various secretive agencies also hope the girls can be trained to serve their country as soldiers, secret agents, crime-fighters and/or geisha.

Heaven and Hell both find it useful to conceal the exact nature of the school and cover up any little accidents that may occur there. The teaching staff is composed entirely of nuns, from an order controlled by Laurence. Presumably a few are Soldiers of the Sword, and it is likely that Dominic, Asmodeus and others have agents among the students. However, Celestials are not allowed (except for Remnants), and any who are discovered are liable to be vessel-killed. The punishment for any boys found on the premises is also corporeal and traumatic.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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All admissions are subject to the approval of Mother Superior. Female cyborgs, psychics, sorcerors, Soldiers of Heaven/Hell, witches, clones, mutants, mummies, vampires (Eastern and Western), werewolves, elves, fae, catgirls, kitsune, tanuki, ghosts, Remnants, revenants, seers, soothsayers, banshees, extraterrestrials, artificial lifeforms, daughters of the Grigori, Elder Goddesses and Great Old Ones between the ages of 13 and 17 may apply. No boys. All applications must be endorsed by a parent, guardian or top secret government agency.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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Default school rules

  • No Celestials*
  • No Ethereals, including kami.
  • No boys.
  • No smoking.
  • No fighting outside of Martial Arts classes.
  • No astral projection during teaching hours.
  • No psi/magic after lights out.
  • No pets or familiars on the premises without written permission from Mother Superior.
  • No exoskeletons allowed indoors.
  • No boys, including cute, androgynous bishounen.
  • Never attempt to summon anything larger than your head.
  • No mecha larger than a doorway.
  • No weapons, especially no bioweapons.
  • Psionics, prophecy and cybernetic implants may not be used during examination conditions.
  • No genetic experiments involving sentient races.
  • No AIs. Any pupil accidentally uploaded should email the head of IT immediately.
  • No spacecraft on school grounds.
  • Strictly no boys.

Uniform:
Teaching staff wear the habit of the Holy Order of Saint Bruce.
Pupils wear fuku sailor suits in house colours.
Black, brown, blonde and ginger hair are not permitted.**


*The following Superiors are honorable enough to obey this rule:
Laurence

**This probably isn't a rule as such, but the situation has never arisen.
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:02 PM   #4
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There are also a number of details of the setting the players don't know.
Spoilers begin here.
  • All of the teaching staff are Soldiers of Laurence (and thus Symphonically aware).
  • They are also all highly skilled martial artists (yes, that Bruce).
  • Numinous Corpus: tentacles is not such a good idea. Remember Laurence's Word?
  • Most, if not all of the Superiors have covert agents among the girls. Some are better-hidden than others.
  • There is little physical danger. The greatest risks are of exposure or humiliation.

Spoilers end here.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: In Nomine Anime setting: Grigori High

**CACKLE**

I so approve.
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:45 PM   #6
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The punishment for any boys found on the premises is also corporeal and traumatic.

...
  • No boys.
...
  • Strictly no boys.
Does it mean there's something wrong with me that I immediately thought that it would be fun to play a boy under some sort of Ranmaesque sex-change curse?
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:47 PM   #7
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Not a girl, with the equal and opposite sort of curse?

*evil grin*

Botched Song of Numinous Corpus. Interventions explain everything.
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:32 PM   #8
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Not a girl, with the equal and opposite sort of curse?
Ah, I'd better not let slip the plotline about the fight with the ninja in the boiler room, causing great localised destruction and the sudden loss of hot water to the entire school. Right in the middle of post-martial arts class showers.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:34 PM   #9
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Does it mean there's something wrong with me that I immediately thought that it would be fun to play a boy under some sort of Ranmaesque sex-change curse?
Funny, I was immediatly thinking of a boy cross-dressed as a girl because his mother, being two bricks short of a wall, insisted on it...
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:49 PM   #10
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Also good, but for 'mother', read 'Superior'. Not to be confused with Mother Superior, of course.
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