Shelter Kids Policy
The Shelter Kids Policy was a project put in place by the government of Ward 24 following the Silver Case in the game of the same name. It was an elaborate, wide-reaching conspiracy with multiple goals, such as the creation of obedient citizens, sleeper Kamui Uehara agents, and the (failed) mass production of silver eyes.
The policy was enacted by various individuals within the government belonging to both the TRO/CCO Alliance and the FSO, as well as Nezu who manipulated the balance between the factions. Despite the factions perceiving themselves as enemies, it appears that the entire policy was according to the plans of Elbow. Other than Nezu, some of the other main administrators involved were Uminosuke Hachisuka (who was credited with the plan's existence) and Kaiji Enzawa (who was the administrator in charge of implementation). Morichika Nakategawa and Ryu Munakata were also both involved in some significant capacity. The operation was handled officially handled under the name of the International Environment Agency, and the budget was taken from that meant for their IEDU Building.
In 1980, a search was announced by Uminosuke Hachisuka through the TRO/CCO Alliance, seeking two-year-old boys to undergo a "crisis control capability enhancement measure", with the offer of free tuition through high school for selected participants. 1,440 boys were volunteered by their parents for the project, where they were brought into the Shelter and raised for the next four years, after which they were returned to their families. Although press and government statements at the time suggested it was a success, the actual goals and methods of the project, internally known as the "Kamui Maspro", were not publicized.
The boys were raised in an educational environment where teachers (also referred to as "administrators") working for the project would instruct them to perform simple and repetitive tasks. The curriculum was designed to encourage a strict obedience as well as mold their personalities as close as possible to that of Format Kamui. The Shelter was a dark and oppressive place, with some tasks given to the children being things like sitting quietly in darkness, and administrators who performed non-perfect jobs would be "processed". The deeper goal of the project was to achieve ocular silverization - the turning of a Lospass hyena eye into a silver one through placing it into the eye socket of a human. Children were placed into different groups, named after the four suits in a deck of cards, and were monitored for particular genes or other factors that would make them likely to achieve ocular silverization. However, although hyena eyes were placed in some of the boys, silverization never occurred.
Despite this, many of the children in the project were still successfully turned into "Kamui stock" with hidden reflexes beneath the surface, and after being released into the Ward, became sleeper agents who could be activated into "being" Kamui Uehara at the control of Nezu or other government authorities.
List of Shelter Kids
- Kamui Fujiwara
- Tokio Morishima (ejected from program early)
- Minato Sawaguchi
- Seiji Fujieda
- Uehara (suggested by Kuroyanagi's comment that he is sensitive to the word 'shelter', but not confirmed)
- Ayame Shimohira
- Chizuru Hachisuka
- Yuriko Sonoda
- Yuka Kawai
- Kei Nanami
- Sakura Natsume
- Yuuri Otowaya
- Shinko Kuroyanagi