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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2013-05-12 12:01 am
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Event: Rumor Has It; Sign Ups & Preparation

Throughout the week, something odd begins happening in the Tower: scratches appearing on the walls where there weren't any. At first it just appears to be random scuff or claw marks, but unlike most things attached to the Tower, they don't disappear. And, in fact, anyone who tries with the right sort of material will find they are able to scratch up that section of the Tower as well. For this week, at least, it's just random scratches, growing larger and larger, but that won't be the case forever...

Beginning on May 19, 12:01AM EST, mysterious writing will begin appearing carved into the walls of the Tower. Their messages are simple statements about something in the Tower--maybe something about the food, something about the monsters, or something about one of the residents. Funny thing, though: most people who read one of these messages will believe it, even if it's something ridiculous. After all, the water isn't blood and the monsters don't sleep under your bed at night (you've checked). But as more and more people begin to believe in the rumor, that rumor will become more and more real. And then--maybe you should look under your bed one more time.

And what if the rumor is about you? Sure, you aren't a serial killer right now, but belief is a powerful thing... Maybe you should try to counter that rumor with one of your own before things get messy.


Okay, here's how it's going to work. During this event, rumors will appear on the walls. Any character participating in the event, when reading a rumor, will believe it. They can only imprint on one rumor at a time, but the more people believe in a rumor the more powerful the rumor becomes until it becomes true, upon which time everyone is released from that rumor and can imprint on another. It's best, then, to counteract rumors with some of your own.

To counteract a rumor, just cross out the old one and carve a new one into the wall the old one was on. The catch? You're carving that rumor into yourself, too--it will be painfully carved somewhere noticeable on your body as you write it, and will have the same memetic properties as the one on the wall. You will become the first believer in your new rumor, and unable to counter anything else until your rumor comes true. You can have a maximum of three rumors carved onto your body. Try a fourth time and who knows what terrible things might happen.

If a rumor you believe in is countered? Then you believe in whatever the new rumor is immediately. Hopefully no one changes it into anything too awful. And you'd better hope the Tower itself doesn't warp your rumor--because sometimes that happens, especially if the rumor isn't interesting enough for it. Rumors against the administrators will vanish, unable to succeed.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the following form. You do not have to have rumors alter your character in order to participate, although that is an option. If you do want people to have the possibility to make up rumors about your characters, make sure you mention that in the appropriate place on the form. Just remember: if a rumor about your character comes true, you have to play it out. Make sure you're clear about what you will and will not play out. Sign ups will end May 19, 12:01AM EST.


To sign up, post your form in a reply here. If you would like to submit potential Tower starter rumors, please go here.
risingshepard: A step in the wrong direction... (Bloody hell.)

[personal profile] risingshepard 2013-05-12 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
Just one.

Why does it say March when it's May? 8D;

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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] bloodyashes 2013-05-12 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
Regarding the flesh carving - I assume the rumours bleed when first carved in, but do they keep bleeding or do they scab over?
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-05-12 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
May I ask how this will be organized, if there's organization at all? Just wanna be prepared!

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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] slightlyoblivious 2013-05-12 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
When do sign-ups end this time around? I want to sign up but I'm still waiting on app stuff, so I want to be sure all my characters are covered before throwing them into the ring.
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[personal profile] knightime 2013-05-12 06:05 am (UTC)(link)
Will rumors carved on bodies disappear after the event end?

Alternatively, would they disappear after someone dies?(IE: if they died during the duration of the event, will they still have those rumors on them).
wrigurun: (Oh? → PV)

[personal profile] wrigurun 2013-05-12 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
How would the rumors affect characters who have difficulty reading? Is it possible to believe a slightly different rumor to the one written by reading it wrong or will they instinctively know what it says?
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-05-12 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Thought of another one - if the rumor is canceled by crossing it out and writing one, what happens if a character gives up writing the new rumor because of the pain? Does a crossed-out rumor remain in effect despite being less legible, if still legible at all?
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[personal profile] justabignobody 2013-05-12 11:37 am (UTC)(link)
Can a character related rumor only effect one person or can it also effect a whole group?

As in: if someone made a rumor about Riku without specifying which Riku was meant... would it effect only the one it was meant for, all people identifying themselves by that name or only the original Rikus? :|a

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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] hemoeroticism 2013-05-12 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Characters with incorporeal bodies, super-toughness, or a healing factor... What do, regarding the flesh carving?
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] emilia_galmar 2013-05-12 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Do they have to rewrite the entire rumour, or can they modify it.

E.G. will EMILIA EATS FROGS FOOD WHEN HUNGRY change the original rumour?

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I have so many questions.....

[personal profile] friendlyfiend 2013-05-13 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
What would happen if someone started a rumor about one or more of the admins, but not necessarily against them?

What happens if a character attempts to keep others from seeing a rumor by means other than countering it? For example, if they try to cover it up or warn people away from the affected area?

Can characters create rumors about rumors?

Is it possible to propagate a rumor by means other than direct viewing of the wall it's written on? What happens if someone tries to spread a rumor orally or if they arrange for it to be shown over the network?
Edited (I'm sorry, I keep thinking of more questions!) 2013-05-13 00:26 (UTC)

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[personal profile] bow_of_the_galadhrim 2013-05-15 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
With the players permission, would I be able to have Legolas start a rumor that the Ruling Ring has either lost it's power or that it can no longer influence people?
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QUESTION PILE UP

[personal profile] bloodyashes 2013-05-18 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Can characters write rumours and/or damage walls with powers that might be applicable as well as directly by hand?

What happens if someone writes something on the wall that isn't rumour-related? Anything from scribbling their name in some forgotten corner to writing out poetry - just things that aren't, well, rumour-able.
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] semantating 2013-05-19 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
JUST ONE QUESTION.

Are rumors about the monsters in the Tower viable? I assume yes?

WAIT NEVER MIND I HAVE A SECOND ONE

Do you need to have a character signed up to cross out a rumor and replace it with a new one or will it just not work? : |a
Edited 2013-05-19 22:07 (UTC)
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] no_longer_a_king 2013-05-24 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Does THIS RUMOR mean whoever believes it will drop dead on the spot?
Edited 2013-05-24 23:36 (UTC)
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[personal profile] proteusmoon 2013-05-12 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
Player Name: Aly

Character Name: [AU1] Cecil Harvey [personal profile] proteusmoon
Canon: Final Fantasy IV

Character Name: [AU3] Saber (Arthur Pendragon) [personal profile] holyswordwielder
Canon: Fate

Affected By Rumors? Yes
Rumor Limits: Quite literally open to anything.
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[personal profile] angramaintsu 2013-05-12 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Player Name: Kattu

Character Name: Rin Matou [personal profile] angramaintsu
Canon: Fate/Stay Night [AU2]

Character Name: Satsuki Yumizuka [personal profile] yumizuka
Canon: Tsukiblood [OU]

Affected By Rumors? Yes to both
Rumor Limits: Open to most rumors, no rumors based on sex for Rin please



If we can't sign up more than one character, priority will be placed on Satsuki for this event. Thanks.
Edited (can't even spell sacchin's name right but to be fair it IS sacchin) 2013-05-12 04:40 (UTC)
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[personal profile] shortstature 2013-05-12 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
Player Name: Jace

Character Name: Misaki Yata [personal profile] shortstature
Canon: K Project
Character Name: Accelerator [personal profile] vectorchange
Canon: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Affected By Rumors? Yes to both
Rumor Limits: Open to anything! Would like to plot
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Player Name: Matchre

Character Name: Sayaka Miki [personal profile] beknightedheroine
Canon: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Character Name: Klara [personal profile] untiemyhands
Canon: Pathologic

Affected By Rumors? Yes to both.
Rumor Limits: Pop anything on me!

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[personal profile] boxingemperor 2013-05-12 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
Player Name: Shun

Character Name: Akihiko Sanada [personal profile] boxingemperor
Canon: Persona 3
Affected By Rumors? Yes
Rumor Limits: Squicks are here. I think anything else would be okay? I'll speak up if there's an issue.
Edited 2013-05-12 05:10 (UTC)
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[personal profile] no_longer_a_king 2013-05-12 10:37 am (UTC)(link)
Player Name: Random

Character Name: Saber [AU5] [personal profile] no_longer_a_king
Canon: Fate/Stay Night
Affected By Rumors? Y
Rumor Limits: Nothing that would make her betray Chip Chip Revolution or Pandora. My squick list is HERE for other references.

On that note, I honestly don't know all my limits and would appreciate being given a heads' up before any rumors regarding Saber are submitted. If it turns out to be outside my limits I'll let you know ASAP.
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[personal profile] chevalier_mal_fet 2013-05-14 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Player Name: JenniO

Character Name: Sir Lancelot, Knight of the Lake, aka The Servant Berserker [personal profile] chevalier_mal_fet
Canon: Fate/Zero
Affected By Rumors? Y
Rumor Limits: Unlimited! Bring on all of the Horror!
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Player Name: Lenneth

Character Name: Shiro/Wretched Egg [personal profile] taintedwhite.
Canon: Deadman Wonderland.
Affected By Rumors? Y!
Rumor Limits: Open to anything.