The world was once normal, devoid of anything one could deem supernatural or out of the ordinary. However, things began to change around the winter leading into the year 2005. Slowly–while on the road to adolescence—juveniles around the world began to experience strange things, such as objects they touched turning to liquids, or gaining the ability to produce and control elements, such as fire or ice.
When doctors examined the recipients of these symptoms–they all had one thing in common, recently having breakdowns or going through a mentally and emotionally straining event.
Through further research, it was discovered that a build-up of stress made their brains emit an unknown chemical. As most called it a disease, it was given the name ‘Pathogen’, and the abilities, along with those wielding them were deemed, ‘Paths’ and ‘Pathos’, respectively.
Not only did they attain special abilities—becoming mutants, but through getting acclimatized to it, their bodies formed dense exoskeletons, making them more resilient than a normal human. Unfortunately, before gaining control of their newfound abilities, most Pathos ended up causing mass pandemonium. Crumbling buildings, fissures, and floods, among others.
Seeing as they had no way to properly develop their newfound power, action had to be taken to contain any further damages.
To prioritize the safety of non-power users, labeled; ‘Norma’, a man named Shin Gou, along with the help of a company called Meichi Inc’s technology and another man named Neigh Banner’s expertise; got the Japanese government to agree to the construction of Capital city, an infrastructure with a boarding school system that educates Pathos on how to better control their ever growing strength through battle and supervised study built on the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan. During this, Yen was done away with for a new currency, “glint”.
Attendance invitations were sent out to every Pathos that Shin could track down—gathering a sizable number of students from all over the globe. There are only two problems with the City: The Pathos who abuse their power, defecting to crime...and the fact that the city has a meritocracy with a sickly ruler.
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