TNX:Faction - Neverland
- Name: Neverland
- Type: Community
- Subfactions: Little White Birds
- Headquarters: N◎VA, Yumenoshima
- Entry Condition: Must be younger than 18
Neverland is a cooperative society formed by a group of street children. Located in Yumenoshima, a Red Area at the corner of Kisara Tatara Town inhabited primarily by refugees and illegal immigrants, its main territory is within the ruins of a derelict shopping mall. Ten years ago, a boy who styled himself "Peter Pan" Mufuu laid claim to this shopping mall and declared it a kingdom for children and children alone.
Mufuu and his comrades cordoned off their territory and successfully defended it from vagrants, opportunists, and even the yakuza until it was widely recognized as independent. Orphaned and abandoned children flocked to its satefy, and lived together without the assistance of adults. They honed unusual skills in order to survive, and many notable Kabuki and Neuro once called Neverland home.
Neverland is well known in the slums as a paradise for children. Naturally, the inhabitants of Neverland would like to share their kingdom with others. Thus, they frequently send out "Messengers" who find suffering children and invite them to Neverland.
Neverland is a peaceful and prosperous community with committees to handle self-defense, financial affairs, food provisioning, and other necessary tasks. It does not have codified rules. When disagreements arise, how to resolve them is generally decided by consensus. Thus, it can be considered a democracy, with leadership roles taken by trusted and generally older children.
There is only one absolute rule in Neverland; those who turn 18 'graduate' and must leave for the outside world. Nevertheless, the graduated do not leave Neverland entirely behind. They have formed a social group called the "Little White Birds," which helps new graduates grow accustomed to outside society and supports Neverland from beyond its crumbling walls, carrying on its spirit of cooperation forevermore.
(Neverland: Melee Weapon) Dauball [Buy: -/20] [Hide: 12/-] [Attack: -] [Parry: -] [Range: Short] [Hack: 15] [Slot: One Hand] - A small hand grenade that emits EMP pulses. This weapon has [Target: Area] and, instead of inflicting a Wound, inflicts [BS: Interference (15)]. Throwable. Lost upon use. (Neverland: Software) Tam Tam [Buy: -/7] [Hide: 12/0] [Hack: 18] [Slot: Tap] - Encryption software developed by Neverland in order to preserve their independence. The Tap or PockeTRON this software is installed on gets +2 to its Hack Rating. (Neverland: Software) Peeping Pete [Buy: -/12] [Hide: 14/0] [Hack: 16] [Slot: Tap] - A hidden network of backdoors set up on the Web for Neverland's exclusive use. Use with a Move Action. During this Main Process, you get +2 to the Result of <Cybertech> Checks. (Neverland: Magic Item) Kid Power [Buy: -/20] [Hide: 14/0] [Hack: -] [Slot: Charm] - A charm in which the supportive wishes of many children are gathered. Use as a Setup Action. You may immediately move 1 Range Step. Limit 1/Act. You cannot acquire this Outfit multiple times. (Neverland: Food) Recasted [Buy: -/10] [Hide: 15/0] [Hack: -] [Slot: -] - A calorie bar made of discarded food scavenged by Neverland and carefully sanitized. Use as a Major Action. For the rest of the Act, you get +1 to your Life and Life Control.
Big Kid Combo: None Max SL: 3 Timing: Before Check Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None This is a [Position Skill] that marks you as one of the "Big Kids," the most capable children within Neverland. Use before you make a Check. You get +2 to the Result of that Check. Limit SL/Act. Little White Bird Combo: None Max SL: 3 Timing: Constant Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None This is a [Position Skill] that marks you as a member of the Little White Birds, a community of Neverland graduates. You can be a member of [Faction: Neverland] even if you are over 18. In addition, choose another Faction. You can acquire and use up to [SL] Outfits exclusive to that Faction. You must still pay the XP cost. Crocodile Trap Combo: Free Max SL: 5 Timing: Major Target: Single Range: Weapon Difficulty: Control Versus: <Evasion> You lure your foe into an intricate and deadly mechanical trap. Use this skill in a Ranged Attack Combo. Treat the attack as if it were using a Ranged Weapon with [Attack: S+5+<SL> / Range: Close-Short]. If within Neverland, add an extra +5 to the Attack Mod. Treat this Skill as an Action Skill. Grasp the Future Combo: Refer Max SL: 4 Timing: Refer Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None The potential of children is limitless, and you're about to prove it. Use this skill in a Combo with a [Timing: Before Damage] or [Timing: After Check] skill that causes you to lose an AR. This skill can be used in a Combo with [Combo: Alone] skills. You don't lose an AR as a result of this Check. Limit 1/Scene. Tall Buddy Combo: None Max SL: 4 Timing: Constant Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None The children of Neverland are well liked, and most outsiders are willing to lend you a hand. You get +[SL] to the Result of <Contact> Checks. Cat's Path Combo: <Society: NOVA> Max SL: 3 Timing: Appearance Check Target: - Range: - Difficulty: Result Versus: None As a child, you can fit through narrow passages nobody else can. Often, candy and cash are hidden in such passages. When you use this Skill in the Combo for an Appearance Check, you get +[SL] to the Result. If successful, you receive 1 Credit. (something else here about RS Skills, an expansion book rule that was never translated) Patchwork Combo: <Craft> Max SL: 5 Timing: Major Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None With youthful ingenuity, you put together a functional item from junk. You may create one Outfit that belongs to the same subcategory as the <Craft> skill used in this Combo. The Difficulty of this Check is equal to the Outfit's (Buy). You gain a [SL] bonus to the Result of this Check. Secret Base Combo: None Max SL: 1 Timing: Constant Target: Self Range: None Difficulty: None Versus: None You have a secret base that no grown-up knows about. During the Pre-Act, choose one Residence you own. While appearing in a Scene taking place in the chosen Residence, you get +2 to the Result of all Major Actions.
NPC: "Crybaby" Livia
(TOS pg. 30) Neverland's Current Leader "Crybaby" Livia STYLE: Vasara (Persona), Tatara (Key), Mannequin CITY RANK: X HEIGHT: 147cm WEIGHT: 40kg AGE: 13 GENDER: Female EYES: Brown HAIR: Blond Skin: White "Someday I know we'll all understand each other... and until then, I need to keep trying!" Neverland's current leader, and one among the many orphans to be found there. She is a kind-hearted girl with a strong sense of empathy and a powerful talent for healing the emotional and mental injuries of others. Her innate understanding of people's hearts is on par with a trained therapist. Many boys and girls consider themselves to owe her lives to her gentle care, and there are few who hate her. But despite Livia's selflessness, Neverland is not without strife. She, gentle to a fault, struggles to rein in the more rash of the older children and boys. Though none bear her any ill will, Livia's effectiveness as leader owes itself largely to the efforts of others to support her. When the opinions of those others differ, emotional friction inevitably arises... and fortunately, Livia is in her element defusing that friction. Such is the nature of youth. Though Neverland is full of such disagreements, sometimes coming to the point of blows, it has nonetheless persisted. Livia knows that someday she must graduate, but she is not worried about what will happen to Neverland without her. What she is worried about is that the chaos in N◎VA beyond Neverland's walls may engulf them. For that reason, wise beyond her years, Livia has defied Neverland's traditions and reached out to find trustworthy allies in the world of adults.