|AU ROLE CALL↴|
Now that you've had a week to plan, this is the official role call post for the AU. Please reply to whatever header your character is included in with a summary of their role in Portland, with your character's name in the post subject. You can just copy and paste summaries used in the plotting post if you like, though for the same of mod plotting I would ask that you name and bold any of the following in your descriptions:
Confirming your concepts in this post is not mandatory, but I would super appreciate anyone who does. If you do not reply to this post, your character will not be tied into the metaplot. Additionally, I will give everyone who does reply a +2 AC point bonus to their next activity check, per character they reply with.
- Organizations: If your character is in a group or organization of any kind, please bold it! This will be important for the dispensing of IC clues and NPC attention.
- NPC Connections: If your character has a powerful NPC of any kind that they are connection to, please list and bold them. The mods will be writing some of these NPCs into the metaplot, and we can't do that if we don't know they exist!
- Meetup Points: If your character runs or is affiliated with anything that could be considered a supernatural hangout, it would be useful to make them easy to find, for the sakes of people who want to know what kind of places will be available in Portland for their characters to hang out.
Concepts are due May 31st.
Events leading up to this location will be as normal. After Mainframe, the carnival will go into its usual travelling/transitional period for a few days, with no particular warnings or expectations. Normally this would be where I explain how the characters will entering the setting and what they will immediately see, but this is not a normal occasion.
Mostly because no one will have any idea how or why the carnival entered this universe - in fact, they may not remember entering anywhere at all.
Portland, USA is similar to the one of our modern earth in many ways, even if some of those are purely superficial. Importantly, it is the urban fantasy equivalent, meaning that standard city life is underlain with a complex civilization of 'supernaturals,' whose actions have the tendency to shake the world in unseen ways. It's a common formula in the multiverse, and some carnival workers may even come from a world much like it. The major difference here is this world in particular has managed to pull the carnival into its snare in an unprecedented way.
From the start of this visit an onward, the carnival will be rewritten into this world's rules - and in more than just a superficial sense. On day one, your characters will find themselves having awoken into completely new lives, with potentially no memory of anything that came before. How exactly this transition took place will start out unclear, and this will be a plot heavy narrative centered around investigation and the discovery of what has happened, and how those trapped here can leave.
Twenty five years ago, this world underwent a process sometimes know as "the Severing", in which a magical ritual of great power was used to severe the ties between earth and a number of otherworldly realms that had been cross-inhabiting it. The realms of faerie, heaven, and hell were disconnected entirely, stranding many of their members on earth with no way of returning home. The details of this ritual and its purpose are elusive, but its effects have spanned the globe.
Most supernatural stuff in this world is simply referred to as "magic", which is built upon an animistic reality in which all living creatures and all objects have some essence of "spirit" that can be interacted with. Casting and ritual magic is primarily centered upon esoteric means of interacting with these spirits in order to invoke various effects, while the magic of many supernatural creatures are considered to be innate traits of their species.
NOTE: This is a setting where magic is basically a "known secret", in that many people are factually aware of the supernatural, but it doesn't get talked about in public. Most people have probably seen something weird at some point in their life, but the supernatural is not officially recognized in society. Most of humanity does its best to try to pretend it doesn't exist, in order to avoid gaining the wrong kind of attention. So, you couldn't talk about doing magic on live TV, but there are a lot of places where you could get away with people seeing your supernatural traits if you keep to the 'underground.'
( A LOT MORE INFO TO FOLLOW )
|OPINION POLL TIME↴|
Hello everyone, this is Quix, posting from my Sans journal because you need to have a paid account to make polls! This is just a general opinion poll about various events that have happened in Lost Carnival, and I would like you to rate your opinion of each one on a scale of 1 to 5. This doesn't necessarily have to reflect your personal experience with it (if you had a hard time because of IRL circumstances or you just got lost for reasons that weren't the fault of the event itself), but should rather give an impression of your outlook towards events like the listed one in a more general sense.
As you've probably guessed, the intent is for me to learn about what has worked and what hasn't worked as far as the players are concerned, so that I can keep that in mind when planning events in the future. Obviously, feedback on the current AU event will be incomplete, but you can comment based on your opinion on it so far.
You are also quite welcome to go into more detail in the comments if you have more complex opinions on a particular subject. Also, there are some questions at the end that are more specific.
( HELP A MOD, ANSWER THE POLL )
Everyone who has submitted AC will receive a comment either accepting their total or explaining what we need from them. Comment to this post or to our comment to let us know when you've made the change.
If you haven't submitted your AC at all you will need to do so within 24 HOURS or risk being wiped. Also, it's helpful if you link that submission here to let us know you've done so. Remember that you cannot spent your points on anything until your comment is passed. AC posts will be approved in the next few days - if you do not receive an approval or revision notice by then and your name is not on any of these lists, feel free to ask us what's going on in the event you've accidentally been skipped.
REMEMBER: If you are not going to submit AC, please use the drop post to let us know. Idling out of the game will bar you from entry for the next 3 months.
MISSING AC SUBMISSION↴
If you've been approved, those points are yours to spend!
⇨ REWARDS POST ⇦
SO for anyone who hasn't done this before, it's pretty simple!
- Leave a blank toplevel comment for each of your characters.
- Leave anonymous comments on other people's toplevels, where your character can dare others to do... basically whatever they want to dare them to do. Just go for it.
- Respond to dares! Have your character react to the dare IC, and/or thread them carrying it out if you want! For example, if Character A is dared to stick a "kick me" sign on Character B, you could go find Character B's toplevel and comment with the sign-sticking.
- Make sure to mark threads that require warnings, turn NSFW, etc.
AC PERIOD: MAY 1ST - JUNE 7TH
ACTIVITY IS DUE: JUNE 7TH
► DO YOUR ACTIVITY CHECK HERE!
► DROPS AND HIATUSES FYI!
► CASH IN REWARD POINTS HERE!
CHARACTERS ACCEPTED IN APRIL ONLY NEED TO DO A CHECK IN, ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY IS NOT REQUIRED.
New players can submit AC as normal if they wish, however, if they'd like to earn AC points. However, you must do one or the other and cannot submit a check in while also claiming bonus AC. Otherwise, a post stating that you are here is sufficient.
If anything seems weird, let the mods know! Primarily, do this by leaving a comment on this post. If you have any suggestions for new content rewards, let us know that too. If you are planning on dropping, please use the drop page ASAP to avoid being banned from future entry.
If you are confused about the AC system, then this is a good time to ask questions! It's also a good time to make recommendations if something about this doesn't seem right to you.
Hello! I'm Val and I did the Akira bike slide in at the last minute to bring you guys Jack Atlas from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
, better known as that show with card games on motorcycles.
I'm really excited to be here and play with you guys! Jack's kind of abrasive and always loud
, he's not very tactful and has almost 0 life skills, but he's a good guy once you get past his spiky exterior! Also, he likes dueling.
I've got no idea what I wanna do for the AU event, or if I'll be backdating an intro for him, but I'll definitely be diving in as soon as I figure it out. I also see we have an Arc-V cast and I know AU!Jack appears in that, but I'm not canon familiar, so this ought to be fun!
I can be found on plurk at danderly
and discord at Killunya#1135 if you want to plot, add me, or reach me for any reason.
What? No one? Well too bad, cause you're all getting one anyway!
Fishbone here again, player of Rin Okumura, with Zangetsu
(the white one) from Bleach! Also known as Hollow Ichigo, Zangetsu is the spirit of Ichigo's zanpakutou, or sword, and the seat of his power. He's here with his own ghost body (and gigai, a fake body for other worlds) and a contract to protect himself and Ichigo from the big bad's precog ability. He'll be patrollin' and theivin' and having as much "fun" as he can without pissing off the Ringmaster.
For the AU event, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOIN YET. Open to suggestions.
As always, I can be found on plurk, with the new username DrFishbone
Squeaking in just under the wire. Hello, I am ten, and I am new to Carnival. I picked up Blue here, who is one of three matriarchs of the Diamond Authority. She's uh. Rather condescending in a 'you're all pets and I love you' sort of way with ONE GLARING EXCEPTION, and will now be working in administration with Treasury and Acquisitions as part of a bargain instead of accidentally turning up.
I can be found on plurk at tenages! If it is needed I do have an opt out page, feel free to hit it up if the idea of dealing with Blue's everything or me is uncomfortable.
How about a really big one?
This is Joysweeper, player of Scout(stillwinningthehardway
), here with my second character: Julien Delacroix! Sunny, friendly, laid back, secretive when he shouldn't be, and a new wardrobe assistant!
He was human but turned into a ludicrously huge talking pigeonlike creature in order to help fight aliens, and then after getting used to that gained the ability to spawn and control a human body, so he has two at once sometimes. He has no idea how to feel about that and is going to try to hide it at first because of course he is. Here look!
Note, at first he's got black hair and nearly black eyes, the blue's going to come in early.
He's based on an AU of a Hatoful Boyfriend character which ended up so unlike
that character that he basically was an OC even then. I'm so excited to get to play him again. Please someone find out that he's not the selkie he's going to pretend he is. Please!
I'm getting up a hashing-out-an-AU
post now. Excite!
Hail and well met, my dudes! This is Raina, and I am bringing you my first muse here: Taako, America's favorite wizard! For those of you who aren't familiar, he is a player character from the D&D podcast The Adventure Zone! He's a sun elf wizard, an excellent chef, and an asshole. I hope yall enjoy him.
My plurk is marshmallowvodka, feel free to add me or private plurk me anytime!
Heyo peeps, the name's Drag!
Hopefully none of you guys recognize me from way back.
And I brought a dumb banana into the carnival!
Yes he's a YGO character, yes he plays the card game on motorcycles. Yes he knows of a Jack Atlas. But no he's not familiar with where Carly's from.
When he's not messing around with his bike, Yugo's gonna be a new and returning daredevil! Back into the limelight, yeah! Also he's actually a veteran, so he has quite a few bits that resemble his ace- Clear Wing Synchro Dragon, so he won't be too hard to miss.
Can't say the same for the other way around, Yugo's really good (which is bad) with having tunnel vision.
You can find me on Plurk at DragonScope
and I'm also on the Discord as Drag#4844.