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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2013-10-26 12:03 am
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Event: If You Don't; Part Two

As those who are participating in the event wake up on the morning of the 26th, they'll see clawing hands at the edges of their vision that dart away as soon as they're fully awake. Maybe it was just a lingering dream? But there's another note left for them to find:

trick or treat
smell my feet
give me something good to eat


i f y o u d o n ' t



There is a drawing of a heart at the bottom of the paper, as usual for notes received during Ruana's games, though it's wet and red and appears to be fresh blood.


Still nothing, will happen until the sun begins to set. Once it does, skittering, shifting shadow children will come out to play, tracking down one of the characters participating in the game. They will request a specific kind of candy--not with a normal voice, but with a penetrating, tearing sort of mental intrusion. This is what all that candy you've been collecting is for.

The catch, however, is that they won't be especially straightforward about how they make their requests. They will ask in the form of riddles. These will start out simply enough, but they get harder every day--and they request more and more candy every day as well. Once one of the shadow children has made its request, the character has until 11:59PM to acquire the proper amount of the right candy. If they give the wrong kind of candy, don't have enough, or don't give them anything at all, there will be consequences.

Each time a shadow child's request for a treat is denied, the shadow child plays a trick on the one who refused it. This will start out with lasting mental tricks--paranoia, a sudden kleptomania for the candy of others, inexplicable fear, that sort of thing. However, continuing to deny a request will lead to worse and worse consequences, up to and including death. The severity of the trick depends on how much the shadow child was denied: it's better to give them some of their request than nothing at all.

Any character who is killed by the shadow children as a result of this event will remain dead until the end of this event.

In order to receive your riddles, reply to the log made for this event under the appropriate night. A shadow child will give your character a riddle. Reply to the shadow child once you have decided if your character has the candy, if they only have some of the candy, or if they don't have any of it in time, and we will reply back with any consequences. Make sure to note where your character got the candy they are using, as we are keeping track of how much candy is available for this event.
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-10-26 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
If your character happened to be awake all night on the 25th, about when would the note appear?
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[personal profile] animusnpcs 2013-10-26 07:05 am (UTC)(link)
It would appear a little after midnight. They wouldn't see it appear, though--it would appear at a time when they weren't looking in its direction.
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[personal profile] heavenscorpse 2013-10-26 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
Will everyone in this event be asked a riddle every night, or do the shadow children skip nights for some characters?

also I guess I'm about to find this out, but how do shadow children react to being given candy in installments, like "here's some of X candy wait while I steal the rest from my neighbor"?
Edited 2013-10-26 06:57 (UTC)
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[personal profile] animusnpcs 2013-10-26 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
Everyone will receive a riddle every night. Installments are okay as long as they're received before the 11:59PM time limit.
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[personal profile] sicharia 2013-10-26 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm assuming that if a character dies through other means, they'll be revived as normal with all the 'tricks' intact?
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[personal profile] animusnpcs 2013-10-26 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, so long as their death is not because of answering a riddle incorrectly, they will be revived as normal.
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] ladyliberty 2013-10-26 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
When you say "where the character got the candy," do you mean specifically which floor? Or just whether they're using candy they collected themselves or someone else's?
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[personal profile] animusnpcs 2013-10-26 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Whether they've used candy they've collected themselves, or someone else's, and if it is someone else's how they got it - if it was given to them in person, if it was left in their mailbox, if it was stolen, etc.
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[personal profile] oforder 2013-10-26 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it possible for characters to trade candy between one another, provided permission was granted by all parties involved?
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[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2013-10-27 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
Are the riddles we're going to get about the candy we have. Or are they also about candy we don't have?
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] bloodyashes 2013-10-27 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
Are the normal shadow children (IE the voices-from-home ones) still active during this event?

If a character happens to pick up a normal-shadow-child follower, would they be able to tell them from the candy requester?
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[personal profile] bloodyashes 2013-11-01 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
What happens if a character dies of unrelated causes between being given their riddle and solving/failing-to-solve it?