X-Men: Divided We Fall [Recruitment Thread and Interest Check]
Now is not the time for fear, that comes later...
The year is 2014 and while the world at large is more or less at peace, human-mutant relations have started to become tense. Mutants are forced to live in fear, a fear of the government which is supposed to protect its people. Almost every mutant around the world now lives in fear, with some countries even going so far as to create laws to ensure that the mutants won't use their abilities in a public forum. It's measures like these that incite enough fear to keep those with gifts from even using their abilities within their own homes as the hand of the government would gladly slap them down and throw them behind bars. Yet there are still several groups of mutants who are working against the government. Xavier's Institute for Higher Learning remains open and defiant as the Headmaster, Charles Xavier welcomes students into the fold and promises not only to provide them a worthwhile education but also a place where they can be safe and accepted. There are many who have given up hope, and even more still who believe in trying to come to a settling with the humans.
Despite this though, the Anti-Mutant campaigns are taking a dire upswing, and the harassment of the mutants is greatly escalating. Years ago, mutants were only bullied in the streets with mocking jeers and jaded slurs, but now it's starting to turn violent and it will only get worse. The United States has retracted all of its support from any mutant or superhuman. As such the Avengers and the Fantastic Four have both been order to disband and decease all activity and allow the 'proper authorities' to do their part. Likewise the X-Men have received very stern warnings should they venture out of their school in uniform to try and meddle in Government affairs. Individual heroes such as Spider-Man or the Daredevil too are hunted and chased off the streets. The government officially is backing up its zero tolerance policies against powered individuals and vigilantes.
It is the year 2018 and, despite a dip in the economy, human life is relatively normal. However, you are not a human. You are a mutant; they know who you are, they know what you are, and if caught outside of that school you will be hunted down. You have a choice, either, you can hide your identity, hide your gifts, live a life in terror and go against all the things a great man once envisioned for not only the mutants but all of humanity. Or join us, stand side by side with us and show the world why they're wrong about mutants. Help us show them realize Xavier’s dream and put an end to this senseless violence. Together we can change the world.
You can choose to be a hide and be hunted, or you can choose to join the X-Men.
The X-Men and the staff of Xavier's School for Higher Learning:
Charles Xavier - Headmaster
Storm - Headmistress
Beast - Vice Principal
Cyclops - Staff
Jean Grey - Staff
Nightcrawler - Staff
Shadowcat - Staff
Dr. Cecilia Reyes - Resident Doctor
Wolverine - Campus Guard
For the start of the RP we will all be attending Xavier's Institute for Higher Learning. As such you're expected to be a student or an alumni who is either taking refuge at the school or helping out. The tone of the RP will drastically change however once we get rolling so don't expect to have to play out being a student hidden away from the world. That's not how this is going to go down. When choosing powers and abilities be sure you think of versatile uses for your powers, but also look at the other character sheets and think of ways to work together with one another.
I am looking not looking for any set number of people at this time and might even just keep recruiting open. I also would like to find an assistant GM if anyone would like to apply for the position.
Please direct all further inquiries and questions to the OOC.