A fan-made story based on the manga series “Tokyo Ghoul” created by Sui Ishida. If you like the universe, check out the manga or the anime - all credit goes to him.
For those unfamiliar with the series, superhuman creatures known as “ghouls” blend in with human society. These creatures, however, can only derive nutrition from human meat. How they go about doing this can vary, along with their intentions, but they must always feed. The prominent Washu family founded the Commission of Counter Ghoul in Japan. They have since made technological breakthroughs in anti-ghoul weapons, giving humans a solid chance to stay on top of the food chain.
This game takes place in America, specifically New York City. While Japan is suffering the brunt of this surge of ghoul activity, other cities around the world are reporting a recent spike in ghoul-related murders as well. What was once an urban legend has become a grave reality to the rest of the world.
The American government has established their own CCG agency in response to the rapidly growing population across the country. The US-CCG works closely with their foreign sister agencies as a part of the International CCG Treaty, an initiative to cull the global ghoul population.
At the beginning of our story, New York City is highly divided. Citizens debate over how this situation should be handled, while the highly militarized CCG units show little restraint in both their investigations and raids on suspected ghoul hideouts. A small minority of humans cry out for ghoul rights, but this has fallen on deaf ears for the most part. Many others feel that the CCG is justified in their actions, fearful of the growing ghoul activity up north, some of which have become organized. Like Japan, the U.S. Government has recently declared harboring a ghoul to be a felony. While ghouls themselves are ordered to be killed on sight.
New York City is already divided into five districts, and the CCG monitors the estimated ghoul activity in each one. The Bronx has become almost uncontrollable - the CCG has effectively locked down the area as unrest spreads into Manhattan. Meanwhile, Staten Island and Brooklyn remain mostly peaceful. Any ghouls living there have kept a low profile and the CCG mostly leaves them alone, having bigger fish to fry. The Queens, however, is more complicated. Humans openly protest a variety of things, often clashing with one another. Some are fearful of ghouls, and others fearful of each other. Ghoul and CCG activity are about equal here, where our story first begins.
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License: Community License w/ Creative Commons
image source: Sui Ishida