It just spun in: there are no (more) survivors...or, are there??
Hello. I've been an off again/on again fan of the series ever since I saw the anime somewhere. I have just worked my way through the manga up to the end of vol.161, and just recently I thought I'd try my hand at a traditional dice-based Sekire RPG. I've thought of using the 1d100 dice system from the old (and out-of-print) Marvel Superheroes Role Playing Game by TSR, as well as some of the rules and powers available, and create a sort-of "Sekirei 2.0: The Game Continues" kind of setting. It would take place a number of years after the initial game when (presumably) some good-hearted Sekirei (*cough*Musubi*cough*) manages to win the game and free/reactivate all the current Sekirei. However, Minaka being who he is, suddenly resurfaces and claims that now that the "age of the gods" has returned, the game will expand world-wide with expanded and revised rules. I think it sounds like it could be pretty fun, but I'm running into a fairly big stumbling block.
According to cannon (as far as I know it), the pillar & 8 sekirei of the first ship survived to create the potential for Ashikabes in the Seki-verse today. 1000 years later, another ship was found with all 108 viable lifeforms on board, which became the cast of the series. So, again according to cannon, only the first few and the entire second ship survived out of the 8 total ships sent to earth. This is told to us by Miya in the manga, if I remember correctly.
My question, as far as an RPG goes, is this: counld the other 6 ships have survived and be simply waiting to surface, or are the Sekirei from the series really the ONLY survivors? Miya said so in the books, but is this knowledge firshand? Or was it gained only after she was awakened? If it's secondhand knowledge, who told her? Could it have been Minaka who told her, or allowed folks to think that? (we all know what an honest, forthright guy he is, right? *sarcasm*). I'd love for someone to clarify this for me, please.