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The Cheesy One "Pizza is a dish best served boneless."
Birth Name: Piper Ronnie Pisa Aliases: Pep, Pipes, DeepDish-Deadline, The Cheesy One Gender: Female Age: 19 Birth Day: June 11th Species/Race Name: Futanari Original Homeworld Name: Pizza PlanetⓇ Arcana: The Hermit - Portrayed as an old man in a dark place or cave, holding up a lantern, the Hermit is associated with wisdom, introspection, solitude, retreat and philosophical searches. Place of Residence: Commerical Ward Evoker: A spectral piece of pizza which appears for her to bite into. Academy Semester: N/A Class: N/A
Full Time Job: Piper is the permanent assistant manager of Junction's first (and only) Pizza Planet restaurant. She also serves as its key marketing executive and one of the establishment's few remaining cooks.
Sporting a bed of neatly combed long green hair, Piper is a woman who stands 5'4 feet tall and weighs 108 pounds. Her eyes are naturally dark yellow, but occasionally she'll wear contact lenses to make them appear a more "normal" color. Most of her outfits are either some combination of pitch black and pristine white. She tends to have a bit of an absentminded, listless aura around her that changes into one of unbridled charisma whenever she speaks about something she's passionate about.
Personality: Piper's a truly poetic soul. She sees herself as an artist and strives for perfection in the face of a cosmos overflowing with mediocrity and banality. To her making pizza is not merely a profession or slave labor, but rather an art and a way of life. The thought of bringing smiles to people's faces through such a simple practice brings her endless amounts of joy and she couldn't imagine a life lived without the foodstuffs she's fallen so madly in love with. One might call her obsessed or singleminded, but the passion she exhibits is something that can't be denied at the very least.
In her day-to-day life she tends to be somewhat withdrawn and solitary, but when she finds a topic interesting she can speak about it for hours on end with a sense of charm that's usually suppressed. This transfers over to the internet as well which she spends much of her freetime on, especially ever since she found about CWIS and instinctively, inexplicably felt a probably one-sided sensation of kinship with the AI. Most of this time is merely spent on chatting services or research, but she does have a bit of a competitive side to her that lends itself well to gaming and other hobbies of a similarily digital sort.
While she does have a personal code of honor that functions as a sort of morality, Piper can frequently be lax on ethics thanks to the environment that she dwelled in for most of her life. She believes in assisting the less fortunate and protecting the defenseless, however, she isn't a stranger to turning a blind eye to the problems of those around her. This can allow her to roll with less than reputable groups assuming she has some reason to associate with them, but usually, she isn't cutthroat enough to last among the more openly vicious types of organizations.
Last but not least, Piper is a person who respects freedom of choice. She finds recreational pastimes that some would shun to be perfectly acceptable and sees no issue with people bringing harm or otherwise endangering themselves so long as they understand the consequences of their actions. Strong-willed individuals who carve their individual paths in life in spite of or without regard to the zeitgeist are the kind of people she finds most admirable.
—Strength Name: Fast Food —Description: Pizza Planet is a restaurant chain well-known for placing quantity above quality. While Piper hopes to reverse that, she is still skilled in mass production thanks to the necessities of her job and accordingly her shop's stock of items is doubled. This means that if she'd normally have 5 of each item she'd instead have 10, if she'd normally have 10 she'd have 20, etc.
—Strength Name: Service with a Smile —Description: If customers of her shop have a social link established with her then the items they buy will be 10% more effective if they're a percentage based item.
—Strength Name: Twinkle Twinkle —Description: By international law all Futanaris had literal stardust injected into their bloodstreams as of the year 20XX. Why? Good question. Anyway, the properties somehow got mixed into their DNA since that's how science works and now Piper's hair is glow-in-the-dark. Thanks to this she can see better in lightless areas and takes 10% less damage from attacks of the Dark element.
—Strength Name: Charmed, I'm Sure —Description: Piper has an additional 15% chance of inflicting Charm on enemies. Chalk it up to being personable I suppose.
—Strength Name: Princess Pizza —Description: Piper worked her way up to her position and has earned a lot of respect among her peers. She's favored by the higher-ups and through the power of nepotism and status receives 10% more Vice Credits from work threads than the lesser salarywoman.
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—Racial Strength Name: CHEESY ON MY PEENY —Description: While Piper's extra appendage likely won't see any use anytime soon because her author isn't a complete fucking degenerate and just did it for the lulz, it still confers some useful benefits and debilitating drawbacks in unexpected ways. Thanks to the pheromones naturally emitted by the hermaphroditic variety of homo-sapiens Piper belongs to, most beings tend to exhibit some level of instinctual attraction or disgust towards her. At the start of each battle, she must roll a three number randomizer. If it lands on one she may ignore any resistances to Ailments that the enemies have when she uses Charm skills (unless the battle is a boss battle), if it lands on two Charm skills will act as if they had an equivalent level of resistance (neutrality becomes a strength, strength becomes a block, block becomes a reflect, etc.), and if it lands on three no discernible changes will occur to their chance of success. When entering Cordycep Override she may opt to reroll this if desired, but afterwards she must stick with the result for the rest of the topic.
—Weakness Name: Zero Michelin Stars —Description: Pizza Planet rarely receives any tips from its customers... au contraire, it's often the staff that ends up paying the consumer in the form of frequent refunds. 10% less VC is earned from any purchase made at the shop. This doesn't mean that mechanically the person pays less, the 10% merely vanishes into an inescapable void of nothingness and is never spoken of again.
—Weakness Name: Food Broke —Description: If a social link is reversed than Piper will do whatever she needs to in order to avoid the person -- which includes avoiding servicing them herself. People who have a reversed link with her can still purchase items from the shop, but it turns into a parasitic relationship as Piper receives no VC whatsoever until the bond is repaired.
—Weakness Name: Sensitive Skin —Description: Piper isn't a big fan of sunlight. She receives 5% more damage from Light and Fire skills cast on her.
—Weakness Name: The Smell of Industrialism —Description: Years of inhaling smog and greenhouse gases have weakened the Cheesy One's immune system. Poison skills have an additional 20% of working on her, although being used to noxious fumes does have the side-effect of reducing the damage they do by 5%.
—Weakness Name: Lonely at the Top —Description: Piper's high-ranking position offers her benefits, but it also isolates her from her coworkers and burdens her with tasks that she wouldn't expect most to be capable of assisting in. She can only do solo work threads and can't participate in any sort of cooperative one.
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—Racial Weakness Name: CHEESY ON MY PEENY —Description: While Piper's extra appendage likely won't see any use anytime soon because her author isn't a complete fucking degenerate and just did it for the lulz, it still confers some useful benefits and debilitating drawbacks in unexpected ways. Thanks to the pheromones naturally emitted by the hermaphroditic variety of homo-sapiens Piper belongs to, most beings tend to exhibit some level of instinctual attraction or disgust towards her. At the start of each battle, she must roll a three number randomizer. If it lands on one she may ignore any resistances to Ailments that the enemies have when she uses Charm skills (unless the battle is a boss battle), if it lands on two Charm skills will act as if they had an equivalent level of resistance (neutrality becomes a strength, strength becomes a block, block becomes a reflect, etc.), and if it lands on three no discernible changes will occur to their chance of success. When entering Cordycep Override she may opt to reroll this if desired, but afterwards she must stick with the result for the rest of the topic.
Soul Bound Weapon:
Weapon Name: Workplace Warrior Weapon Description: A technologically advanced device that mimicks the appearance of relics from Pizza Planet's past when other kinds of food readily existed as options for consumption. It's approximately eight inches long and can (theoretically) be utilized in close quarters fighting.
Weapon Attack Type: Strike Weapon Element:
Side-Arm Name: Scenes From an Italian Restaurant Side-Arm Description: ♫And here we are wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye♫
Side-Arm Attack Type: Gun Side-Arm Style: Machine Gun - Muti-Round - Accuracy is decreased by 30%. Consumes 3 types of ammo at once to fire -must be same type of ammo.
History: The history of Pizza Planet is a surprisingly complex one. With the changes to the "average" Earth's timeline beginning in prehistoric times, humans went down a separate evolutionary track and the entire species became hermaphrodites. This led to concepts such as sexism and gender-based discrimination never existing and the fact that the supercontinent never split saw to it that the same occurred more or less for racism as early communities communicated with each other much earlier than on many alternative iterations of the planet. It was a promising start and the discovery of lost alien technology (most revolving around the culinary arts in some fashion) swiftly accelerated society's technological growth and the spread of civilization. However one lineage would see to it that this fruitful start would be rendered null and void...
It began with a man named Papa John. A man who gazed at the starry skies above and saw only property, a man who believed that the world was an oyster all just for him to enjoy. After repurposing numerous extraterrestrial pieces of equipment and experimenting for months with a variety of different ingredients, he made the most influential discovery his world would ever know: he invented pizza. Something about the delicacy drove the Futanaris mad and in a matter of time news of his creation spread far and wide. With few knowing how to create the food themselves and the man refusing to divulge the secrets behind its preparation, he was able to secure a monopoly on the industry from the moment it began and turned a fortune unlike any other ever seen before. So was born the megacorporation "Pizza Planet".
Over the course of centuries, its influence had rapidly grown and Papa John's descendants saw to it that the destiny of all was theirs to control. Governments bent to the corporation's will in all but name thanks to bribes of ungodly amounts of money issued to the leaders of each and every nation scattered across the globe. Natural resources were burnt capriciously to fuel the business's growth and goal of tapping into other industries. By 20XX they had bought the rights to the Earth itself and renamed it after the company through a casual trademark. It was a one world order of the most absurd kind and it predictably led to a despotic hellhole for the citizens who functioned as nothing more than cash cows and workers.
Born an ordinary and unassuming child of parents of the "Sasuage Serf" social caste, Piper lived the life of your everyday civilian and as expected devoted her life to the profiteers who controlled all. She spent her days working at the local Pizza Planet restaurant and rising up the ranks until one day a unique opportunity arose. A contest was run for a popular online show called DeepDish-Deadline -- a competitive show where ambitious chefs would literally fight to the death in culinary struggles for the prize of living stipends -- and the winner of it would get to become the new host of the show thanks to the previous one dying of cancer. Figuring she had nothing to lose, she entered the sweepstakes and to her surprise won the position. Her innocent personality stole the hearts of the viewerbase as she interpreted the life-and-death struggle for survival as a battle waged entirely out of willingness and passion, not to mention that the quips they gave her to read on the teleprompter were well-written by Pizza Planet standards. Eventually, she had become the official face of the stream and her name had become synonymous (and interchangeable) with the show's. Her popularity led to her getting offered a position at a crucial chain in the capital which she more than eagerly accepted.
When Junction arrived in her city she and other employees were sent to establish a restaurant within the new territory. They were successful and had gathered the necessary supplies to operate it, but while still inside the city jumped (much to their surprise as they had ignored everything but the opportunity for cash). Stranded in the unfamiliar tower, many rejoiced and threw off the shackles that had been binding them, but some like her stayed out of loyalty to either the brand or the concept of pizza itself. Being one of the latter, she dedicated herself to overseeing the first and last Pizza Planet in Junction. For years she's been performing this task and in the latest stage of her sixty thousand step plan for improving its quality has set out in search of the perfect source of one of her favorite toppings: mushrooms. Hearing rumors about a particularly delicious kind, she's begun a frantic search for them with her heart wholly dedicated to procuring them (and taste-testing them too of course). Sure, there were a couple warnings about their danger and countless public notices begging the populace not to sample them, but there was no other option available to her. After all, if she was able to create the perfect pizza than perhaps her purpose in life would truly be realized.