Hello, all, this is Casey and Maggie (players of Ginko and Tanyuu, your local Absolutely Not Potheads) with another small mushi plot, this time helped along by the ever so wonderful Foster whom we all love and adore. (...that’s a joke. You’re allowed to laugh.) This should run for about a week, and a log will be going up for any and all mushi shenanigans shortly.
Where Ginko and Tanyuu are from, there are creatures called mushi - strange, ethereal organisms that exist in a state unlike that of other living things. Mushi are invisible to most people, but their effects can be quite noticeable nonetheless, and they can cause a lot of trouble for humans on occasion. Usually this only occurs when there is a very large concentration of mushi in the same place, but Ginko attracts mushi as a natural part of his existence/being/soul/what-have-you. As a result, since they aren’t really bound by the barriers between realms, they fairly frequently drift into the carnival. Most aren’t dangerous, and those workers who happen to be able to see them may have caught sight of some odd, glowing creatures clinging to walls or floating around. (There is no hard rule for who can and cannot see mushi, but supernaturally-inclined characters could be more likely to perceive them. Even the most mundane person could be able to, though, so don’t feel restricted in that sense!)
Normally, Ginko and Tanyuu try to keep the number of mushi in the carnival down through the use of “mushi tobacco” - which isn’t actually tobacco at all, but a mix of herbs that, when burned as incense or in cigarettes, produces a smoke that repels mushi. However, recently, their entire supply has mysteriously gone missing (which is to say, Foster van Denend, local Talker and former cow, stole and hid all of it). As such, starting on Day 87, the number of mushi in the carnival will steadily begin climbing, and continue until Ginko and Tanyuu get hold of the repellent again on Day 90.
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Only a small amount of preparation will be necessary for this visit. Early Day 90, everyone will be given a circular badge by the Ringmaster, who will tell you that you'll need to wear it if you plan on travelling to the new touring location. Where you wear it isn't important as long as it's accessible.
Later on Day 90, the Nightrunners will be sent out to do a quick security check of the new location - so, they'll be discovering all of this sooner than anyone else, and it will be their jobs to report on it. There are a few security concerns, which will be outlined OOCly for them in the comments below. As well as whatever can be gleaned from this general info post.
Entrance to the new location will be done with the transition portal through the woods, out through a "forested" area filled with weirdly low polygon trees. Glamours will be in effect, though the appearances of the locals are variable enough that appearances will not have to significantly change in a lot of cases.
Mainframe is a city inside of a computer. No, not like the Matrix - as opposed to a virtual reality simulation that the denizens think is real life, it really is a civilization of programs that know what they are and live accordingly. In contrast, the local's perception of any world outside of the Net is very hazy, and "the User" (IE, the beings that actually use the computers they live in) is seen as either a god-like entity or malevolent demon, depending on who you ask. Either way, the User is most often something the inhabitants of the Net are forced to combat rather than cooperate with. Life within the Net is the only world they know, and the Ringmaster will advise that you leave it that way, or else they'll probably get all weird about it.
The Net is actually a real, physical plane of existence for those inside of it, so visitors from the carnival will be under the same threat of injury or death that they would be otherwise. The programs have very different biological features (or a lack thereof), of course, but the glamours will be able to conceal these differences as long as no one does anything really weird like bleeding all over the place. This also means that you'll be able to take objects back into the carnival as souvenir, and that they won't just poof into metaphysical data when you leave. Weird, though.
This isn't the exact Mainframe as in the show, to be clear. There is a different Guardian and different viruses at play, for those familiar. Aesthetically and culturally, however, it is very familiar - though about three times the population size. Ostensibly they are without those 90's animation budgets.
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Hey there! I'm Athuria, and I'm bringing in Yuya Sakaki from that series about children's card games, Yu-Gi-Oh!
This is my first time at the carnival and Yuya is gonna be fresh meat too, joining the acrobats. I'll have a post up for him this evening but until then, if you want to reach me on Plurk it's Monochromic
Looking forward to playing with you all! c:
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Hello Lost Carnival folks, it's Kytha with EXCITING NEWS
and by exciting I mean even more reason for characters to question the Ringmaster's judgement.
On Day 77, after taking some time to mull over it, Lambert will (mostly reluctantly) take up the position of Nightrider, accepting the offer the Ringmaster made him before they hit Alola. He'll be making an IC announcement about that change in role, though it will likely wait until all the aftermath from the icy hell Strange visits upon the Carnival has properly been dealt with.
It'll be harder to tell in Alola since he's glamored NOPE I'M A DOOF in general he'll be visibly be sporting a few new changes thanks to a badly-worded request to arm him a little more adequately for the job! CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, KIDS.
OOCly, of course, I don't expect this to go over smoothly. While Lambert's a decent fighter that's not at all the same thing as being a good leader, and he's obviously been with the Carnival for such a short time that I expect a good deal of IC 'WTF.' I'm open to plotting out shenanigans and him being pestered in general about the whole thing. This most directly affects Nightrunner characters and other Supervisors.
Hello, carnival! Sarah here, and I bring you Ishida Yamato from Digimon Adventure Tri.
nostalgia over 90s kids anime, i has it
. He's fairly recent in terms of canon (as of Movie 3: Confession) and at the moment is a regular high school student, albeit one who's fronting a rather popular amateur high school rock band.
Anyway! He's going to be working as a Wardrobe Assistant
and will very frankly admit that he got in on property damage charges, oops. He'll come off as a liiiitle bit prickly and standoffish because he's not very good at emotions unless it's perpetually frowning. He also has zero magic and/or abilities so expect him to also be very cautious and Suspicious by all the magic that's happening around him.
Also, he's going to be so confused
about the Pokemon world because what, people catch
them? And you can have more than one?! Someone please help to educate him.
I run on an Asia timezone, so the easiest way is to hit me up using journal (PM/comments are ok) or plurk (thelightroyale
). Looking forward to plotting and playing with all of you! ♥
Alola, Lost Carnival! I'm Pazu and I'm bringing Rita Mordio
from Tales of Vesperia into the game!
Rita is a hot-tempered genius mage and a huge tsundere. Her passion is studying magic and technology, and her patience for other people is in small supply. She can be rude and a total stick in the mud, but she has a soft side, somewhere under that prickly front.
In the carnival, she'll be putting her technical skills to work as a lighting/sfx tech. Her reason for joining the circus, despite having no interest in entertainment in general, is to learn about fae magic and otherworldly technology. For people whose canons have magic, she'll be eager to learn about that, too.
I'm looking forward to playing with everyone! You can find me on Plurk at pzue