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Quick Start Guide- What you NEED to know

Post  Aleister Crowley on Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:58 pm

More information on the setting and much more can be found at the The To Aru Wiki.

For those of you unfamiliar with the To Aru Majutsu No Index universe, this thread will provide you with the basic information to get you started. More in depth write ups of important information are to be found in the Background Information section.

Welcome to A Certain Alternate Universe, a To Aru Majutsu No Index/To Aru Kagaku No Railgun Roleplay set in an alternative reality. Canon and Original characters are all welcome to take part in a new and exciting storyline shaped and decided by the players themselves.

When Science and Magic collide, a new story begins.

The Plot:
To Aru Majutsu No Index is set in Academy City, a technologically advanced city located at western Tokyo which studies scientifically advanced superhuman students with powers, but is also set in a world where magic is real. These two powers, the magic side and the science side are engaged in a secret power struggle unknown to the world at large. Now, a shadowy third faction emerges, threatening the delicate balance of power...

The Setting:
Academy City is the primary setting of the Toaru Majutsu no Index series, it's side stories and this RP.
As the city's name suggests, it is a city of several schools and institutions of higher learning from kindergarten to university level that learn side-by-side along with the scientists who research on psychic powers and higher technology, the latter being one of the primary reasons for its establishment. The city was founded by the magician Aleister Crowley to do studies and research on the development of preternatural abilities. It is the most advanced city in the world and its technology is said to be 30 years ahead of the world. Nearly all inhabitants of the city of Japanese descent, though there are some foreign inhabitants of the city. Only a handful of residents are aware of the existence of magic.

Types of Character:

Espers (Science):
Esper is a term used to refer to a person who emits AIM. Although, it is generally used to refer to people who have gone through Academy City's Power Curriculum Program. It is also used to refer to people who are powers, especially those who have gone through to the curriculum without gaining powers such as Level 0s and Skill-Outs. The term is also used to refer to magicians and Reishi by those who are unaware of magic or Spirit Arts and can only rationally explain their powers by equating them as Espers. Espers can only possess one type of Esper power. In contrast however, Esper powers need no such preparation and elaborate rituals to create some sort of phenomenon or effect in reality.

Magicians (Magic):
A Magician is a person who is trained to use magic. A 'normal' person can also use magic, though a they will suffer more severe consequences than a magician if they fail. Magicians prefer to operate in secrecy, even going to publicly deny the existence of "magic" if they are questioned about the subject and as such most people, such as Espers concentrated in Academy City are blissfully unaware of the existence of magic users. Magicians are typically distinguished from Espers due to the former's use of items with occult properties and being able to yield more than one type of power at the time.

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