TNX:Faction - N◎VA Administration
- Name: Tokyo New Star City Administration
- Type: Government
- Subfactions: The "Inagaki Machine"
- Headquarters: N◎VA, Chuo Ward
The current governing apparatus of Tokyo NOVA, set up by the Administrator. Operating the City ID system, tax collection, urban development and infrastructure maintenance, and providing assistance to the Administrator are some of its many functions.
Most employees of the Administration are general staff who perform clerical work and act as receptionists or points of contact. However, the Administration often makes willful decisions, and there are widespread suspicions that they secretly maintain a roster of elite agents who perform covert operations.
Broadly speaking, the Administration is politically divided into pro-Administrator and anti-Administrator factions. As the pro-Administrator faction operates according to the whims of Inagaki Kouhei, it is often known as the "Inagaki Machine" and is essentially an extension of his personal authority.
Conversely, the anti-Administrator faction has strong ties to the nation of Japan and secretly collaborates with the Japanese government, the Japanese Army, the megacorps, and others. Easily influenced by the designs of the mainland, they are used by many Highlanders and Execs to accomplish their personal aims. Their covert war against the Administrator is waged not only in the Administration's offices, but has been known to erupt on the city streets, heedless of the consequences to innocent bystanders.
This faction generally follows the lead of the Undersecretary, who is considered the Administrator's chief rival. It is organized into self-directed cells spread throughout the government hierarchy and offices. While most tasks are carried out by rank-and-file kugutsu, it is not uncommon for important individuals to take personal direction of vital operations. They are also known to employ freelancers and have forged strong business relationships with those they consider trustworthy.
(N◎VA Administration: Social) ID Check [Buy: -/15] [Hide: 12/-] [Hack: 20] [Slot: -] - You have the authority to detain and demand ID from any resident. You get +2 to the result of an Info Gather Check. This bonus does not apply if your inquiry is unrelated to N◎VA or concerns an individual with X Rank. Limit 1/Act. (N◎VA Administration: Social) Employee Orientation [Buy: -/50] [Hide: 15/0] [Hack: -] [Slot: -] - You've received 'training' to increase your loyalty to the Administrator. During scenes in which you use Inagaki Nouveau (TOS p. 138), you get +3 to the Result of Checks using <Passion> or <Life>. (N◎VA Administration: Background) Designated B◎SS [Buy: -/100] [Hide: 10/0] [Hack: -] [Slot: Any (Background)] - You're a top dog in the Inagaki Machine. Use when you receive a Bad Status. Immediately erase that Bad Status. However, for the rest of the Scene, all Wounds you take have their Wound Rating increased by +2. This effect can stack.
NBC Combo: None Max SL: 3 Timing: Constant Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None This is a [Position Skill] that indicates you are an employee of the Administration's public network, N◎VA Broadcasting Corporation, or NBC. You get +[SL] to the result of Mental and Social Attack Checks. Inagaki Machine Combo: None Max SL: 4 Timing: Constant Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None This is a [Position Skill] that indicates you are a cog in the Inagaki Machine, Inagaki Kouhei's personal brigade of cronies within the Administration. You get +[SL] to the Wound Rating of any Wound you inflict upon a target already afflicted by a Social Wound. Public Expense Combo: <Contact> Max SL: 4 Timing: Major Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: 10 Versus: None Following the example set by "Emperor" Inagaki, you do a little tax collection of your own. If successful, you get a number of Credits equal to [The sum total of the <Contact> skills used in the Combo]. You can no longer use any of those Contact skills until the end of the Act. Limit 1/Scene.