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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2013-12-15 04:17 am
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Event: Into An Abyss; Part One

In the earliest hours of the fifteenth, the lights snap off all as one. After a long moment of complete blackness, red-tinted emergency lights turn on in the hallways, staircase, and dormitories. It's eerily silent, and the bitter cold begins to seep in through the cracks and holes of the Tower. Several things happen at once, then: a violent-sounding electrical crackle seems to shoot up the spine of the Tower, glass seems to shatter from somewhere behind the walls, and the loudspeaker crackles to life.

Some people might recognize the voice--she introduces herself anyway.

"Good morning, everyone. I'm sorry for waking you, and for the little power issue, but--well, sometimes you have to make a little bit of a mess to get everything cleaned up, right? I'm R-037, which means I'm a retrieval unit. You can call me Aria. I've been helping gather a few like-minded--that is to say, minded at all--retrieval units and worker units. We've got some autonomy and access you don't, so we want to help you all out.

What just happened is we've eliminated all administrative surveillance of your areas of the Tower. No one downstairs can see or hear you. This is only temporary, though, and, well, you know Jason, right? He's gonna be mad. I'm not sure what he's gonna do, but I think between you guys and us we can fight back! You guys need a place to go where they can't see you, though--so we're going to be working on that right now. We needed to cut off the admin access so we could work on it, but that's obviously going to attract attention.

So, guys, we need your help. Keep Jason from interfering as much as you can. You'll find that with what we did to the electronics in the Tower, he'll be a little easier to handle. Still, he's dangerous, so be careful! Just--give us as much time as you can. We'll help, of course! I'm sure you've noticed, but retrieval units are quite reliable in a fight."


Not long after the announcement, the Tower shivers and rumbles. Anyone who can see outside will be able to identify the source, as scraps of metal and wiring and glass seem to be floating about outside, heating and twisting and forming themselves. This is how the Tower builds itself, and it's a slow process. The movements are a little clumsy: whoever is moving these about probably hasn't done this in anything other than simulations before. Still, it's progressing. Also of note: all retrieval units following characters around have, for the moment, vanished.

Floor twenty-three can be accessed, though every elevator seems to be on lockdown. More alarming, however, is a growing point on the floor. It looks like a tear in space, giving a look into some strange void. And on the other side, something claws and pounds at the slowly growing rip in reality.

For the moment, it seems Jason really can't access the residential levels. But there's no way that can last.
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] bloodyashes 2013-12-15 09:51 am (UTC)(link)
Does this mean (assuming surveillance does not resume by then) that characters would be able to directly talk to Aria during their collar checks? Would they be able to talk to other units and get a response?
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[personal profile] glassceiling 2013-12-15 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
So going off of that, will there be an NPC log for people to talk to Aria? Or do we just handwave whatever they talk about?
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[personal profile] sarcasmancer 2013-12-15 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
For whatever it's worth, I'd also be interested in an NPC log, just since I'm new enough to the game that I don't think I'd be able to make any accurate assumptions.
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[personal profile] neverbeamemory 2013-12-15 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
It was mentioned on Plurk that if a character was to put a finger/hand into the reality rip on Floor 23 they would have said finger/hand ripped off.

If characters try to throw other things in to see what would happen - said items would just disappear?
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[personal profile] attheclocktower 2013-12-15 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
How long roughly will the characters have to prepare, or is that something you'd rather not say at this point?
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[personal profile] no_longer_a_king 2013-12-15 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Glamour is still up, correct?
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[personal profile] no_longer_a_king 2013-12-15 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Also, if the characters don't manage to kill Jason, would you be willing to tell us what the alternate revival method would be or would you prefer to wait on that until the inevitable Q&A after the game finishes out?
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[personal profile] no_longer_a_king 2013-12-15 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Hence me asking just to be sure. Will ask more questions later on. I need to get some sleep in.
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] idkworldruler 2013-12-15 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Would there be any affect if a person attempts to close the portal?
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[personal profile] idkworldruler 2013-12-15 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Using magic in order to try and destroy it. Such as a surge of power being launched into it or attempting to put some form of a barrier around it via runes.
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[personal profile] animusnpcs 2013-12-15 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
These would have no effect on the rift.
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[personal profile] idkworldruler 2013-12-15 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay thanks for the answer.
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[personal profile] sarcasmancer 2013-12-15 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm interested in having Jade map/explore Floor 23, beyond the tear in the floor. Is there anyplace where information on what it looks like is available? (To clarify, I checked the setting post and it still has the old information there about vanishing if you go up and down for long enough.) If not, could I request information on that here, please? Thank you!
Edited 2013-12-15 21:36 (UTC)
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[personal profile] sarcasmancer 2013-12-15 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, all right. Thank you much!
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[personal profile] puppy_lancer 2013-12-15 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
What if Lancer put the tip of Gae Bolg into the rift while grabbing onto the shaft? Would he be able to pull his spear back out? If he is, then will it be damaged?
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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] frilliance 2013-12-22 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
How long does the rumbling last?
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[personal profile] seventhsong 2013-12-15 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Does anything interesting occur if one were to sit there and 'feed' the rift a while with random items, beyond them going missing (and risking losing fingers/hands)

Edit: Also when the rift is big enough, what might happen if a person is put in there? Or a monster?
Edited 2013-12-15 20:57 (UTC)
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[personal profile] seventhsong 2013-12-15 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
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