All in all, it only took around an hour before the entire group had arrived and found their seats. The speeches began shortly thereafter and for the most part went largely ignored. Many students were too distracted with their new setting to really listen while others had already heard the same speeches time and again and had long since learned how to tune them out. There wasn't anything that any of them could say that could out weigh the effect the arrival had on them.
Their words felt hollow next to the reality of the school before them and the artificial island they were now on. One of the faculty drew some notice but for most of the wrong reasons. Though she smiled and welcome them to the school, the Vice Principal's eyes were anything but warm and if anything seemed to imply that she was wholly unimpressed with the students that had shown up. She went on a quick rundown of some of the rules which for the most part were par for the course but with a few exceptions. Most notable was the mention of being disallowed from venturing too far from the academy without escort and the brief explanation regarding point and ranking system they wish to implement. She also made a quick comment about defenestrations being prohibited above the third story. It wasn't long before she was excusing herself and welcoming the next and final speaker, Principal Arata Sako.
"Aha. I recognize that look. Don't worry we're about done." The speaker winked conspiratorially at them from up behind his podium while his face twisted into a wry smile.
Arata Sako was hard to place. He wasn't old but he was clearly past his youth. He wasn't dirty or slovenly but at the same time he was neither clean or or well kept. Jasper was far from ugly but he was just shy of being called handsome. There was a down to earth quality to him that seemed so out of place in the setting. He was a man apart from the rest of it all and it didn't seem to bother him in the least.
"My name, as many of you may know, is Arata Sako. And this, is my school. You are all here because you're different than everyone else. Special is a word that gets thrown around a lot but I want you to know that in this instance, I mean it. You are unique. There exists within you that unidentifiable quality that drives you forward that others lack and here we're going to hone that aspect of yourselves into something more. Now, I know you all have your own reasons for coming here, but whatever your purpose, I hope you'll come to enjoy this school as much as I do."
"Well...that's all I wanted to say. So how about we just call it a day and let you see what this school's all about for yourselves?" The gates that had been sealed behind him began to swing inward invitingly."Explore the campus, meet the faculty, or find a quiet place to do nothing at all. The day is yours. Make of it what you will."
OOC: Alright then, feel free to do whatever you please. Its time for some cooperative world building since I also want the participants to have some contributions to the setting you're all going to be RPing in. Describe or create scenarios, locations, and NPCs if you wish, but make them a bit vague to allow me to alter them as needed to fit the whole setting we have. You can start breaking off into group or going solo; I'll be updating accordingly.
And before I forget, here's some information regarding the aforementioned Rankings and Points.Kosei Academy works on a reward system that grants greater privileges and rights to those with higher rankings. You will see that those with higher rankings will have nicer dorms, less restrictions, and greater influence over school. Do note, however, that lower rankings will not leave you with less. You are guaranteed everything you need to succeed in your training no matter your ranking. Repercussions exists for those who continue to remain in the bottom rankings and show no strive for improving. The natural question here is how does one rise up in the rankings. There are two ways in which to accomplish this.
First there is the old fashioned way. Do well in your training and outperform them and you will see your rank gradually rise up. This is the safest way to do it but it will take a longer period of time regardless of your results.
The second involves a degree of risk. You can challenge anyone of your colleagues for their rank. These are formal challenges and must be officiated by a member of the faculty. The challenged has the right to choose the location, time, and rules of the match. If you succeed you will gain their rank while they will fall down to your previous ranking. If you lose then you are banned from further challenges for the remainder of the term. If you fail three challenges you are then expelled.In order to curb the influence of outside factors, you will find that money has no value here. All stores instead require points which you will accumulate during your stay here. Your student ID will act as your debit card while you study here and can be used to spend your points. How do you get points? Simple. You will be rewarded a weekly allowance of points based upon your ranking. You will also receive points from teachers for exceptional work. The quickest way to gain points, however, is to perform well in the various events hosted throughout the term as the winners here are awarded various rewards which often include copious amounts of points.
What do you use your points on? Your dorm room, school supplies, and daily meals come free. Points will be used for anything outside those areas. Anything you wish to acquire can be gotten. Whether you want to buy higher quality meals, furniture for you room, or better equipment, all can be gained through the use of points; requests can be made as well. Guard your IDs well for without them you will find yourself quite out of luck.