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itsuki "BYE-MEOW" kagami ([personal profile] nightchild) wrote in [personal profile] thenine 2016-12-11 12:19 am (UTC)

Abilities: minor: He can get into fist fights with other strapping young men and probably not die! Emphasis on probably. He's also pretty clever for someone who's never had a school education, having taught himself how to read and write at a young age. He's very good at doing other people's hair (as well as his own) and has good taste in fashion, especially if he's being asked to help dress a pretty girl up!! USEFUL!!!

In Overjoyed, I'm translating his natural intelligence into two things: he'll know how to use tech like every other average young person (but not any of the fancier types, he's just a slum rat how would he be exposed to things like that!! so like he'll know how to push buttons on and off but don't ask him to hack shit for info, that is not his thing) and general working knowledge on how to manufacture his drug.
THE DRUG aka Norn: It's chemically synthesized from hokk and other herbs. And while it can be ingested in a pill form, the only way to get its full effects quickly is to smoke it. These effects include experiencing various levels of happiness, pleasant calm, and overall contentment for a period of six to eight hours. The drug is a natural depressant + opiate. Side-effects include drowsiness, loss of appetite, possible violent hemorrhaging, and headaches. If taken too often in huge amounts, the respiratory system will be compromised. (Though there are claims of users having experienced a whole boat-load of terrible side-effects, but the Dream Merchant would really insist that this is all FDA-approved! It's totally not FDA-approved.) While a fairly new drug, it is relatively cheap in comparison to jakk and hokk. It is also less popular compared to those two. It's main areas of use are in Old Town and the Under City Tunnels on Westerley, though there are some rumors of it being used in Utopia.

Itsuki himself will be immune to both the dangers and pleasures of Norn, due to (being doomed never to find happiness in his own useless abilities) having an uncommon genetic mutation. He'll have a natural resistance to hokk and jakk, but if taken in large amounts and consistently, then he too can become a jakk drug addict!!

major: (only available upon AC regain) His canon ESP, the power of dream-giving, will be modified and nerfed accordingly!!

THE DETAILS: Itsuki will have the ability to interface his dreaming subconscious, aka the dreaming/memory tech already implanted in his head, to another person's implanted tech with the use of neurotechnology. There, he can induce hallucinations of his own choosing in the person's mind.

NERF) This can only be achieved if the person is under the influence of Norn and is asleep. Itsuki himself must ALSO be asleep.

He can also put people to sleep with the use of his neurotech. He doesn't have to be asleep to do that.

NERF) A 10-15% success rate if the person is awake and not under the influence. A 50% success rate if the person is under the influence. (I'll be putting up a permissions post regarding this entire ability, so players can choose whether or not they'll ever want that to happen.)

He can show the same dream to more than one person, allowing both dreamers (or more) to interact with each other.

NERF) For now, he can only pull two separate people (other than himself) into one dream. There is a 30 minute time limit that once passed, will force Itsuki to wake up the dreamers. I'm hoping that with AC regain + rp development, he'll eventually be able to pull at least five people into one dream! But with the same 30 minute time limit.

Once interfaced, the dreamer will see illusions. They cannot experience physical pain. At the most, their emotions (like sadness or happiness) will be subject to change depending on what they're seeing. Itsuki will not have direct influence over their emotions. He might like show them a picture of a weeping kitty to induce tears or something lmfao. He does NOT have the ability to suddenly discover all their hidden secrets, as his dream-giving power is nothing like mind-reading or brainwashing. He may be able to discover things about them if the dreamer in question dreams about their past! But he can't go "DREAM ABOUT YOUR PAST" unless he knows of their past. So for example, if he knew that Aang from Avatar the last Airbender grew up on an air temple with sky bison, then he can induce a hallucination about an air temple and sky bison. If he wanted to show Aang a hallucination about Aang's past without any knowledge of said past, then he wouldn't be able to show the temple or sky bison since he doesn't know that they exist!! In the same vein, he can't override the implant technology in a character's head aka he can't mess with any canon memories they don't remember.

In canon, Itsuki has the power to keep the dreamer dreaming for an indefinite amount of time unless they satisfy the criteria for waking up.

NERF) Subject to players! If player characters want to be forced into a dream where Itsuki tells them the only way they'll wake up is to be honest with their feelings or kiss their true love, then they can for sure experience that! Itsuki will NOT be able to do the same to NPCs since they have limited dream tech. He cannot force npcs into indefinite coma dreams, or force them to dream until they kiss their dream love.

All of the dreamers will remember their dreams. So if Itsuki is a huge blabbermouth and makes it obvious that he's manipulating the dreams, then the dreamers are welcome to kick down his door and beat him up.

All of the above is subject to AC regain! For now, Itsuki has NONE of said major powers! he only has drugs and his ineffectual minor abilities. sad.

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