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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2013-03-17 02:51 am
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Event: Like a Lion

On the morning of March 17, you wake up to rain. Not that unusual for the time of year in the Tower, except that it's happening in the dormitory rooms. In fact, it's happening on all the floors--rain pouring down, half-flooding the staircase and pooling in the lower levels, and though it never makes them unusable it does render the cafeteria more of a wading pool than a place to eat.

Of course, the power is out and the Tower is inactive, so there aren't any worker units and no food for them to serve anyway.

This week is one of wild weather; all four seasons will be experienced in one short week, starting with spring and working toward winter. Unfortunately, these will be very extreme seasons. It's as if some sort of management system has gone out of control or is being used improperly.

Each season will last for 42 hours, starting on March 17 and ending at 11:59PM EST on March 23. They will proceed as follows:

Spring: Characterized by periods of heavy rainfall throughout the Tower. The elevators are dangerous and often deathtraps with all the water damage, when they're working at all. Anything left unprotected in the dormitories is going to suffer water damage--and the trunks are not waterproof. Stored food will, unless protected in some way, be rendered a soggy mess. The staircases are more reliable, but be careful not to slip on all the water pouring down. Water and plant-related monsters are more common. Temperatures range from 40°F (4°C) to 60°F (16°C).

Summer: You're going to miss the rain, because the first thing you'll be hit with here is a ton of dry heat. The temperature is wildly out of control in the positive direction. Water in general is more difficult to find; all but the deepest sources have dried up. This includes the pipes of the Tower--don't bother trying the sinks, the showers, or even checking the toilets. Later in the day, though, the air begins growing dangerously wet, and the humidity skyrockets. This culminates with a violent thunderstorm near the end of the summer period. Because this is taking place inside, be careful not to get hit by lightning. Heat stroke is a serious danger. During the dry period, fire-related monsters are more common. During the humid period, water-related monsters are more common. During the thunderstorm, water and electric-related monsters are more common. Heat-related monsters are more common throughout this season. Temperatures range from 80°F (27°C) to 120°F (49°C).

Autumn: This season starts out pleasantly mild, especially compared to what summer had to offer. Of course, leaves seem to be piling up quickly everywhere--how are they even getting into the dorm rooms? Soon they're piling up several feet high and making the staircase a bit of a hazard. It's not until near the end of the season, though, that something especially serious appears: tornadoes begin whipping around the floors--while they're easy to spot with all the leaves and debris they tend to pull up, they're quite violent and quick, so be careful. Monsters in general are more common. Wind-related monsters are more common near the end of the season. Temperatures range from 35°F (2°C) to 50°F (10°C).

Winter: You'll wake up to snow covering everything--your bed and your trunk included, so hopefully you've gotten any possessions protected from the elements by now. The weather starts out cold and drops fast; all of the water freezes, even that in the pipes of the Tower, rendering the toilets and showers pretty useless. Everything is icy in general, making slipping a serious hazard, especially on the floors that open to the outside. It isn't long before a blizzard kicks up, making a lot of the floors, including most of the dorm rooms, unusable without a lot of work going into keeping the snow out. There's serious danger of freezing to death. Snow and cold-related monsters are more common, but aside from them monsters in general are less common. Temperatures range from -80°F (-62°C) to -40°F (-40°C) without windchill.

After this event is over, some ruined objects will be returned with a note that simply states "sorry! :(". Not all objects may be returned (though this is up to you to decide), and no food or water stores will be returned.
oracleofseasons: (you say the sweetest things and i)

[personal profile] oracleofseasons 2013-03-17 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
Question since uh... yeah... /stares at username

Would Din's powers still work during this event or would they go haywire or just not work at all? because if they still work everyone should join her and Fado for a dance party in the meadow, he'll provide the music and she'll keep everyone from getting seasonfucked
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[personal profile] oracleofseasons 2013-03-17 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
This is going to be great. >3 Thank you!
warriorscribe: (Must not laugh...)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-03-17 07:59 am (UTC)(link)
Come on, you knew I would have one.

Can I ask in what way the trunks aren't waterproof? Like where the leaks are? I just want to get an idea of where water's coming in from there for the sake of figuring out what's getting waterlogged first.
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-03-17 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
Gotcha, thanks!
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-03-17 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
Waaiiiit got another one - what is the newbie jumpsuit made of and is it waterproof? How well does it breathe, for hot weather; and for cold, how well does it insulate?

Basically Enoch's going to be checking that to see if it's of any help so knowing it beforehand would be nice. Sorry to be such a bother. <_<
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-03-17 08:23 am (UTC)(link)
pfffff wow. That is perfect thank you.
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] bloodyashes 2013-03-17 08:25 am (UTC)(link)
Will the terminals be affected by this? IE ruined because soaked, flipping out due to electrical interference from the lightning... etcetc
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[personal profile] myblueskies 2013-03-17 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
Are the sauna lockers waterproof?
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] eternallily 2013-03-17 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Not specifically event-related, but I'm having a brainfart and can't remember where the page to cash in older event regains is. Should I do that through the request box or just ask here?
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[personal profile] eternallily 2013-03-18 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks. Saki has two regains, one each from Trick or Treat and Christmas, and Feferi has three, one dating back to Infighting.

For Saki's two, I'd like her to get the lily-of-the-valley plant that she wished would bloom forever (for her Trick or Treat regain) and her black dress outfit from chapter 12 for her Christmas regain.

For Feferi's three, I'd like her to get back Gl'bgolyb - shrunk down to fit in the tower, of course, an extra copy of her canon outfit, and an extra set of Derse pajamas.
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[personal profile] friendlyfiend 2013-03-17 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
How far do these effects extend to floors with their own ambient weather conditions- places like the snow floor, the lagoon, the volcano, and so forth?
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[personal profile] friendlyfiend 2013-03-18 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
At least the meltoff is a potential water supply while it lasts? Surviving winter is going to be considerably more difficult if the volcano floor's gone dormant, though..

Also.. this is going to sound a bit weird, but would water stored in dehydrated form still be lost during the summer weather or would it be safe since it's already had all the moisture removed?

One of the 'useless' magic items I sent A'kin to the Tower with is potentially looking a bit more useful than I'd expected...
Edited 2013-03-18 03:14 (UTC)
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[personal profile] dusknoir 2013-03-17 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Does this affect powers at all? For example, if Morty's Froslass tried to create ice to melt into water, would she succeed?
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[personal profile] floreatnoctem 2013-03-17 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Chidori's dresses just can't catch a break, can they?
idol_support: but they'd been watching long enough to know better than to ever move. (Why not smile?) (☆ Every statue in town came to life)

[personal profile] idol_support 2013-03-30 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
...Late question, but during the summer period, is the pool still normal? Even with the heat, it's supposed to be, like, 100 feet deep right, so unless Zo had it drained for some reason...it would still be there, right?