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  • Fine Print: Shojo Kamukei Utena is property of CPM in the United States, and several other companies in Japan. Illustrationsare from the following web sites: Utena through a Rosy tinted lens, http://www.u.arizona.edu/~karir/utena.htm. No infringment ofcopyright is intended. If you dont like it, tell me and Ill give you credit (or remove the offending pic, if you prefer). Hey, CPM.Hurry up and release the Black Rose Saga! Were waiting!

  • Table of Contents ................................................ 2Introduction .................................................................................... 2

    Ohtori Academy ................................................. 3The Student Council............................................. 4

    The Student Council: Game Notes...................................................... 4The Mikage Seminar ............................................ 5

    The Mikage Seminar: Game Notes ..................................................... 5New Things....................................................... 6

    Animeter......................................................................................... 6New Attributes ................................................................................ 6New Disabilities............................................................................... 7Major Equipment............................................................................. 7

    Rules to Duel By................................................. 8The Duel ......................................................................................... 8In the Game..................................................................................... 8

    OK. I needed some filler, so heres the filler. I decided to generate this when I noticedthat there was no longer an Utena plugin for Big Eyes, Small Mouth. So, after some time, Ifinally generated his file. The current version is 0.95. I have not been able to test any ofthis yet, although I hope to have a gameing group eventually (Hey! Any gamers in theHouston area that play BESM? Hello? Anyone home?).

    WARNING: Spoilers Ahead! This work is laden with spoilers for both the StudentCouncil and Black Rose plots.

    You may wonder why there are no pre generated characters. Well, its simple. Ididnt feel safe putting down hard, cold numbers for these characters when the Black Rose,Akio, and Apocalypse plots have not been released yet. Thus, I am unable to properlyinterpret the characters. One day, I hope to do so. Until CPM gets off its duff, however, itis very unlikely. Also, it allows the GM more freedom to help design the characters.

    Oh, and dont kill me for my inside jokes. Unlike some people, I like to occasionallycrack a joke or two. It keeps the audience from laughing at bad times (like when somebodygets killed).

  • Ohtori Academy is where almost theentirety of the Utena anime takes place. Itis an extremely large boarding school,located in either Japan, France, or Italy.Where it is, however, is moot; it exists,and that is enough.

    Outside the campuswalls are the dormbuildings where most ofthe the students spend theirtime when they aren't inclass. The East Dorm inparticular is notable,because it has had only twooccupants within the pastten years.

    Every morning beforeclass, a student must cross one of severallong bridges over the school's moat (atleast it looks like a moat) and passthrough the gates in the wall into theschool itself.

    Once a student is inside the walls ofthe Academy, the most noticeable featureis the massive spire that rises from thecenter of the school. An old fasionedcage elevator travels to the top of thespire, going straight to the StudentCouncil chambers. This great room is litonly by sunlight, and is strangely devoidof furnishings. The onlyfurnishings in the roomare a few special chairsand a large round table,all of which are out on thebalcony. In thebackground somewhere isan old Hammond electricorgan. ;-)

    Moving through thecampus, our next stop isthe Rose Garden. Inside this tallgreenhouse like structure, HimemiaAnthy tends the various rose plants, mostof which can be found in blossom yearround. We attribute this phenomenon toour special fertilizer. The roses here grow

    in special urns, and are picked undercertain circumstances.

    As we leave the Rose Garden, wewalk across campus to our next stop,Nemuro Memorial Hall. This proud

    structure was build atopthe foundation of abuilding which burneddown many years ago,claiming the lives of ahundred students whowere involved in aproject with ProfessorNemuro, who also isbelieved to haveperished in the fire. TheMikage Seminar, a

    society of elite businessmen, executives,and the like, meets here under theguidance of Soiji Mikage.

    Past Nemuro Memorial Hall, as weapproach our final destination, we cometo the wall where our drama students arepracticing for their productions. Sunsetprojects their shadows against this wallwhich bears several engraved roses uponits surface. There is another wall whichour more offbeat students use for theirstrange practice, but it is not on the tourmap.

    The final stop on thetour route is the RoseGate, which now standsclosed. Only studentswho wear Rose Signetsmay proceed beyond thispoint, into the ArenaForest. What lies in theForest itself is a mystery,known only to theStudent Council and

    those others who bear the Rose Signet.Rumors abound, however, of floatingupside down castles of air, greatstaircases leading up into the sky, and agreat arena where the Student Councilmembers fight great battles. All areprobably hogwash.

    Inside the Rose Garden

    Rumors of strange things abound

  • The Student Council is the elite bodyof students which manages OhtoriAcademy. There are four active membersof the Student Council, plus onehonorary member. The active membersare Kiryuu Touga (President),Kaoru Miki, Arisugawa Juri, andKyouichi Saionji(Vice President).Kiryuu Nanami is the one honorarymember of the Student Council.

    All five members of theStudent Council are duelists, andall five bear Rose Signets. They arejoined by their receipt of lettersfrom the mysterious Ends of theWorld, which are one waymessages which are to be followedas the council members see fit.

    The Student Council, while itis subservient to a mysteriousfigure, has tremendous power.Those students who oppose itsaction quietly disappear fromcampus. The only thing they cannoteasily effect is the reinstatement ofan expelled student.

    Only three members of theStudent Council regularly attendtheir called meetings: Touga, Juri, andMiki. Nanami attends when Touga isunable to, as she is his proxy, and Saoinjirarely attends at all. Their meetings areusually called by the Ends of the World,although in time of great distress anddanger, any member may call a specialmeeting.

    Student Council members wear aspecial version of the male school

    uniform, regardless of their gender. Eachwears

    By edict of the Student Council, nostudents are permitted past the Rose Gate,lest their secret be revealed. All of them

    know what the reprocussions ofhaving the Code of the Rose Sealbeing revealed to the general public,and will do almost anything toprevent its release.

    Membership in the StudentCouncil is extremely hard to obtain.A characer must receive a letterfrom the Ends of the Worlddirecting him to a Council meeting.Likewise, at least one of theCouncil Members, usually Touga,must receive a similar letterinstructing him that a new memberhas been chosen. The new memberwho attends his (or her, as the casemay be) first meeting is granted aRose Signet and honorarymembership. Of course, the Endsof the World could specify a

    different location for the investiture, as hedid in Nanami's case.

    Upon receiving membership, thenew Duellist receives his Rose Signet andthe power Power of Dios with no uppersor downers. She also receivesautomaticly the disadvantage Owned bythe Student Council at level 1. There is noway to leave the Student Council save viaexpulsion.

  • The Mikage Seminar, aka BlackRose Society is the only pother society ofduelists on Ohtori Academy. SoujiMikage runs this secretive group from hisoffice in the basement of NemuroMemorial Hall, just one floor above theschool furnaces. Down here, he and

    Mamiya plot the doomof the Rose Bride andgrow their black roses ina strange aquarium.

    The MikageSeminar, as the StudentCouncil's opposite, hasa good share of powerover the student body,although it is used in amore secretive way.They can easilyrecomend theresinstatement of anexpelled student, as theydid for Saionji, but theirother influences aremore insidious.

    Each Black Rose Duelist shares acommon bond; in a moment of personaldistress, they retreated to Mikage, whoexamined their soul. Those who areselfish enough are admitted to theSeminar. They receive a Black RoseSignet and an actual Black Rose whichthey must wear when they challengewhen they face the Victor. Most BlackRose Duelists also receive a SpiritSword, which is drawn from a formerfriend in the same manner in which theVictor draws the Sword of Dios from theRose Bride.

    In the Anime, after each black Roseduelist was defeated, she (or he, inTsuwabuki's case) collapsed in a fit ofamnesia and promptly forgot theiraffiliation with Mikage. Their Black RoseSignets mysteriously vanished also, asdid their Spirit Swords.

    When a student has a moment ofpersonal anguish or desparation, she, forit is usually a female student, must go tothe elevator in Nemuro Memorial Hall.As the elevator descends, the studentbegins to spill her soul across the elevatorfloor, with Mikage occasionally probingdeeper. At the bottom of the shaft,Mikage will judge the student's soul. Ifshe cares more about herself than thewelfare of others, she is receiv