Update #01 Sept 3, 2016 11:01:29 GMT -6
Post by THE STAFF TEAM on Sept 3, 2016 11:01:29 GMT -6
Happy September, everyone! School is officially back in session and there will be a group thread for the students and X-Men to address the new rules and situation for Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. The X-Generation Staff Team hopes that everyone enjoyed their summer and is looking forward to what lies ahead.
Also, to kick off the school year, we're having an Activity Check, which can be found here. Please save your characters!
Read on to see what all's happening on X-Generation.
After the events that occurred at Snow Valley Academy located in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States government’s view on mutants and the politics that surround the mutant race darkened.
The Mutant Response Division has begun tracking down known mutants, requiring them to register. Cure clinics around the nation now double as a place to register under the Mutant Registration Act.
The Brotherhood of Mutants is now one of the Mutant Response Division’s main concerns, with the blame of what happened at Snow Valley Academy falling on their shoulders. The newly established leader, Pietro Maximoff, has returned to take his place at the top of the rankings and has quite a bit of change in mind for the Brotherhood as a whole. Stay tuned to see what the Brotherhood of Mutants is up to after spending so many months quietly biding their time.
Ororo Munroe has stepped down as both leader of the X-Men and headmistress of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. In her place, Emma Frost and Scott Summers have stepped up, sharing the responsibility of managing both the X-Men and the safe haven for mutant children. While former Senator Henry McCoy has recovered from his near-fatal gunshot wound that had occurred during a press conference that was meant to further address mutant politics, he remains out of the public eye. Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is his sanctuary, but don't be surprised if he's seen in a political debate in the near future.
The X-Men have decided to hide Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Instead of relocating, extensive measures have been taken to make the grounds and the building itself look derelict and decrepit. Instead of looking like a thriving school, the mansion appears to sit in ruin as if the grounds have been bombed again. With the heightened security come the following new rules that will be strictly enforced:
- Students may not leave the grounds under any circumstances without an accompanying X-Man.
- All student outings must be approved by a teacher/X-Man.
- Curfew is now defined as students must be in the school’s building at 10 o’clock pm Monday – Thursday nights and 12 o’clock midnight Friday – Sunday nights.
- Utilizing Cerebro, students who would thrive at the school are now sought out by the members of the X-Men. They no longer simply show up or are dropped off by parents. They MUST be recruited. (For new members or current members creating a student: This means that one of the first threads on-site will be with a member of the X-Men recruiting your student character.)
While every other mutant group is worrying about the Mutant Registration Act, the Hellfire Club is able to simply bypass the act because the group is linked with the Mutant Response Division. To the world, the Hellfire Club is simply a rich, elitist social club of humans.
Humans are taking sides. It's almost equally dangerous to be a known mutant sympathizer. The media has blown everything out of proportion. Some public places (like restaurants and stores) may not serve registered and/or known mutants anymore, while there are still mutant-friendly places such as Club Pandora.
How will this impact the story your characters leave behind?