𝙶𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝. 𝙸 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚘𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕. 𝚈𝚘𝚞'𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊'𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚞𝚜 𝚏𝚊𝚛, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚘 𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚊 𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚏𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚕𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚊𝚍𝚎, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚊𝚌𝚕𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚐𝚕𝚘𝚋𝚊𝚕 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚌𝚎.
𝙽𝚘𝚠, 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚕𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚢. "𝙸'𝚟𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎! 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝?" 𝚆𝚎𝚕𝚕, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚘𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙 𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚜, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙸 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚘𝚌𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚡𝚌𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚏𝚞𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚊𝚍𝚎.
𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚊𝚒𝚍, 𝙸 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚝𝚎𝚎𝚗𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚎𝚗𝚓𝚘𝚢𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎, 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚓𝚘𝚋 𝚛𝚎𝚚𝚞𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚑 𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚕. 𝚈𝚎𝚜, 𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝, 𝚑𝚒𝚐𝚑 𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚕. 𝚈𝚘𝚞'𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝚏𝚞𝚗 𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚎.
Swindon, Texas. An unassuming, moderately large suburb of Houston that falls somewhere between the quaint countryside and bustling city life. Swindon is a fairly tight-knit community composed of a large mixture of cultural, political, and philosophical ideals, and is, in many ways, the picturesque American town. However, underneath Swindon's surface lies a secret of massive proportions. Operating out of that cozy suburb is a branch of the US government's top-secret espionage agency, Promenade. Promenade is the oldest North American espionage agency and probably the most elusive as well. They are some of America's most dangerous, most elite, and most capable spies, individuals of enormous talent and skill level. And, to top it off, they're all attending the same high school right here in Swindon, Texas.
Interested now, agent? I thought so. Allow me to backtrack a couple of centuries to reflect on Promenade's history.
Promenade is one of the oldest and most elite intelligence organizations in American history. Its existence is kept secret to all but those with the highest level of security clearance. Founded in the year 1776 under the authority of George Washington, the organization was led by one of Washington’s aides-de-camp, Major Hiram Bradshaw. Bradshaw, a master spy in his own right, believed that adult spies were too easy to be rooted out and discovered. He instead insisted that teenagers, an age range that surpassed that of a naive child but preceded that of a fully-fledged adult, were best suited for espionage, and asked Washington to commission a unit of teenage spies to help garner intel on the British movements in the war. Despite protest by members of the Continental Congress, Bradshaw’s wish was granted, and Promenade was formed. A highly successful endeavor on the behalf of the American colonists, Promenade was able to gain classified intel on the British Army’s battle strategy and, despite the capture and execution of Promenade member Nathan Hale, was able to successfully help navigate the Americans to victory without being fully discovered by the British.
Since then, Promenade has continued to be a major player in international affairs, sending operatives around the world on missions to help advance American interests and justice across the globe.
Now, I fully expect you to be exceedingly curious about the "high school" bit. Promenade’s agents are composed of high-school-age kids that are given upgrades and rigorous training to become a cohesive unit of highly-skilled spies. You've been transferred to our southern branch of Promenade, which, since the Clinton administration, has found a nice home at Millard Fillmore High School in Swindon, Texas. Millard Fillmore High School is, unbeknownst to almost all, sitting on top of a massive underground headquarters bustling with some of the most advanced technology the world has ever seen. These high school students have volunteered to undergo rigorous training and a few postmodern scientific "upgrades," so to speak, to turn them into highly-effective super-spies. They've traveled the world, stopping all manner of plots and ploys to undermine global security, while also maintaining the responsibilities of being a high-school teenager. It's quite the balancing act, that is for certain.
Now, I'm sure you're thinking that this is some form of illicit experimentation of some sort. I will have you know now that every agent of Promenade is recruited voluntarily and allowed to leave at any time. Every action they take is out of their own free will. Furthermore, they incur significant benefits for being a part of the organization, such as government "assistance" in getting them into the college of their dreams. Most importantly, though, it's that sense of purpose and adventure that propels Promenade agents to do what they do. After all, saving the world is much more interesting than sitting behind a desk, learning about the Pythagorean theorem or the Russian revolution. It's those same sentiments that make teenagers such a fascinating secret agent- their balance of adult maturity and childish wonder. That is why Promenade has been so successful in the past, and why it continues to be the elite unit that it is today.
Promenade, affectionately referred to as Prom, is currently led by Nadia Sokolova, a former KGB operative that now works as a dance teacher and cheer coach by day, and top spy by night. What we need you to do, agent, is to keep an eye on the adventures (or should I say, misadventures) of Swindon's branch of Promenade. They may be the greatest spies the world has ever seen, but they are just kids, and you know how kids can be sometimes. It's frankly a miracle that Prom works, but they are the best.
Despite what first impressions might show.
Thank you for reading this far in! This RP has been an idea of mine for a while, and I've been waiting for the perfect time to spring it into action! If you're interested or have any questions, please respond below, and feel free to pop into the Discord server as well!
Thanks again for reading!