This is another fanfic idea of mine. It kind of combines the ideas of Attack on Titan and Hunger Games into Yu-Gi-Oh!
In the distant future, people have been divided into tiers based on their dueling skills. The ones with the least skills are placed in the outermost levels and live the worst lives. Cards are a way of life. You need them to buy food and everything. You cannot escape your tier as they are separated by giant steel walls with guards. Meaning, you can't even go outside the walls. To advance to the next tier, you have to challenge and defeat a tier master. However, to duel a tier master, you must have a deck with at least 40 cards and you must wager 10 of those cards. Or at least, that's how to get to the second tier.
Darian Deidrich (Main):
Kalia Gasper (Main):
Oliver Fenrir (Main):
King Charles Helion:
First Duel Field:
Re: Yu-Gi-Oh! Echelon
Sounds awesome, I wish this was the role play xD.
Re: Yu-Gi-Oh! Echelon
You are quite good with your ideas Maik, I am impressed
*gives you a cookie*
Re: Yu-Gi-Oh! Echelon
"10% Luck, 20% Skill, 15% Concentrated Power of Will, 5% Pleasure, 50% Pain. 100% Reason to Remember the Name." - Fort Minor
From the Point of View of Darian Deidrich:
This song by Fort Minor perfectly describes what it's like to live here in Iota Tier. Hundreds of years ago, a certain event occurred that destroyed more than 99% of the human race. The survivors were forced to lock themselves within the walls of what has become known as the Kappa Circle. At first, all lived in harmony, cut off from the outside world. It remained that way until a crime spree broke out and a family which became known as the Royal Family decided that the human race needed order.
Instead of giving law to the land, they instead built giant steel walls to separate humans into seven tiers. Iota, Zeta, Epsilon, Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha. The Royal Family and those most trusted by the Royal Family took refuge in the Alpha Tier. Business became the main focus on the Beta Tier. Other than that, no one here in the Iota Tier knows what lies within the other walls. All we know is that the people that the Royal Family most approve of, live closer to the Alpha Tier.
Here in the Iota Tier, we became known as the "Slums". It's a place for the offspring of the most despicable traitors in human history. While a good portion of us are not as despicable as our ancestors, the living conditions here are still rough. Many people stay inside their houses the majority of the day. We have security, but the things they care about are ridiculous.
You see, in the Kappa Circle, we are able to move up in the ranks and enter new tiers, but only if we become masters of a card game known as "Duel Monsters". This is the only thing law enforcement cares about here. Murder is legal. So most people bolt their houses shut. Stealing is legal as long as you don't steal from law enforcement or people tied to the government regime. Unless you steal Duel Monsters cards.
Those of us brave enough to go outside participate in underground games to acquire cards. We place bets on various types of games ranging from poker to board games to games where our lives are put on the line. Once you acquire 30 cards, you are given a duel disk by the government regime and are allowed to actually duel others for their cards. Finally, once you obtain 40 cards, you can challenge a tier master. Tier Masters are bosses that live within the steel walls between each tier.
They are paid by the government to keep people from moving up in rank and possess the strongest decks of each tier. For example, the tier masters in the steel wall between the Iota and Zeta sphere, all have decks stronger than anyone else in the Iota Sphere. To challenge the tier master here, you have to wager 10 cards. If you lose, the government acquires your 10 cards. If you win however, you get to take any five cards from that tier master's collection that you want. That tier master will also allow you to trade cards with him or her.
Most people don't even get to ten cards though, despite the fact that everyone gets a booster pack of 5 cards on their thirteenth birthday. The main reason why is because of fear. Not only do they fear what will happen to them if they leave their houses. They also fear what is in the Zeta Tier. On top of it being unknown what's there, the fact that it is only the sixth tier is unattractive to them. They would rather take their booster pack cards and play their own games in their own homes.
I however desire more than what this Iota Tier has to offer. I don't care what is in the Zeta Tier. My goal is to escape this hell and go through any other hell I have to until I can reach a tier worth living in. Maybe I'll become a businessman or something. I don't know. All I do know is that I will not be forced to live my life confined to this shithole. That said, I also don't want to bother dueling anyone who I don't want to.
Around six months ago, I managed to find a list of all cards distributed between people of the Iota Tier. I looted the list off the corpse of a security guard who was killed by a thug. Since then, I have decided exactly what cards I wanted for my deck. I started off with the easiest targets, those owned by people who stay locked up in their homes. These people are very willing to trade away their cards because they just create their own games anyways.
Sure, they often won't let you walk into your houses, but they don't mind using mail slots in their doors to slip cards in and out. I was able to do that for the first 34 cards I wanted. Of course mixing in winning some games or looting cards off of people that would be my tradebait. When it came to the last 6 though, things became tricky. They were either owned by members of the security squad or thugs. For starters, I tracked down every thug who had a card I wanted and asked them if they would like to trade one of the two tradebait cards I had remaining.
I was able to acquire two of the cards from a couple more generous thugs to get my deck up to 36. After that, I defeated the two other thugs and took their cards for myself. Now though, is where things get tricky. The last two cards are owned by security guards. And when it comes to security guards, the information on who has what cards is much more hidden.
I remained calm as I asked several of the guards around the city if they had either of the two cards I was looking for. Promising them that I would trade away a card after winning one in a game or a duel. After a few days of searching, I finally found a security guard who had what I was looking for and who agreed to trade if I could bring him a card he wanted. I tried several times to appease him, but every time he would rip up the card I brought him and go back on his way.
One day, I decided enough was enough. If he wasn't going to give me his card, I would duel him for it. But, the guard simply refused to duel me no matter how many times I challenged him. So, I smacked him in the back of the head with a lead pipe and stole the card I wanted from him. In that back alley, I didn't expect anyone to notice what I had done, but I was wrong.
A security guard came drifting around the corner on his motorcycle, guns strapped to his hips, rushing at me. I ran, but he had no intention of harming me. Instead, he passed me and stopped, blocking off my path with his motorcycle. "Halt! There's nowhere to run."
"You'll never take me alive." I said to him. "I don't want to be executed."
"...Executed? No, I have no intention of executing you. It's just, I've been watching you for some time. I know what you're up to. My name is Briley, Briley Alloy, and I'm a member of the security squad. That card you have on you doesn't belong to you."
"I didn't have a choice, I brought him several cards and challenged him to several duels. But the man wouldn't accept any of my offers."
"I am aware. I never liked him much anyways. The guy is a dick. However, you still stole his card which is against the law."
"So. What are you going to do about it?"
"I have a proposition for you. I'm going to offer you a duel. If you win, I will give you the 40th card you need to challenge the tier master. If you lose however, I will take your entire deck."
"Why would I accept such a preposterous offer?"
"Because I have the card you're looking for." Briley held up a card, showing it to me.
"How.. how did you know I was looking for that card?"
"Darian, Darian Deidrich. You're 23 years old and you've acquired many of your cards through trades. You have been searching for cards every since you looted a list off of a security guard right?"
"What, are you a stalker?"
"No, just someone who is interested in you. The thing is, most people here don't actually have any idea of what kind of deck they want to put together. They just grab whatever cards they can find and hope it works. That's why they can never beat the tier master. You though are different. You actually have a strategy in mind. You know how you want to play the game. I think you have potential to change this world."
"Why would that mean anything to you?"
"Do you think the security guards here are anymore pleased with having to live in the Slums than the citizens are? Not at all. We get paid sure, but this place sucks."
"Then why don't you just give me your card?"
"That wouldn't be much of a testament of your skills. I'd rather you prove me right by showing me that you can duel than to give away my card to a hopeless case."
"I understand. In that case, consider your challenge accepted."
"I knew you would see it my way."
Briley stepped off his bike and I walked across the alleyway to reach a distance away from him. Pressing a button on our cybernetic wristwatch like devices, a duel disk came out. His was a cybernetic blue color while mine was green and clad in fake jewels. We looked at each other. "Let's Duel!"
Drawing our cards, Briley decided he would go first. "I draw..." he sighed in disappointment. "It's a shame that you aren't going to be able to actually succeed now. I was really hoping you'd stand a chance." Briley summoned a monster to the field. "I play Cyber Stein and use his special ability. By sacrificing 2500 life points, I am able to special summon any fusion monster from my fusion deck. And the monster I choose is Cyber End Dragon. I end my turn by placing two cards face-down. Go ahead and make your move, I know how your cards work and there's nothing in your deck that can stop me from winning on my next turn."
Great, after all this time I was about to lose. The five cards in my hand wouldn't help me out very much, at least, not on their own. Cyber End Dragon also inflicts piercing damage when attacking a monster in defense mode. So, unless I draw the card I need right now, this duel will be over before it's started. And with that... "I Draw!"
Darian LP: 4000
Briley LP: 1500
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