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Welcome to our OOC community! This is where we post our mod announcements and where players can give introductions, say goodbyes, and post up plots. Refer to the above links and following tags.

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Mostly just updates about current going on's, but there are some important updates regarding apps and AC, as well as welcoming new members to our teams!
















And that's about it! If you have any questions, concerns, or want things clarified, just comment to this post.
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Hello, everyone! With the first half of the month over, the events mentioned in the mod announcement are beginning to come to a head. While we will not have an event post for all of the parts of this plot, there will be one later in the month for an exploration segment, and we encourage you to use the details below to make your own posts!

Starting tomorrow, the theft of otherworlder amulets will begin. The means used are deft hands and extremely sticky fingers. If your character is too smart to get pickpocketed by normal means, more tricky methods can be used, but that will be up to you. They are trying to do this with a great deal of subtlety, so they will not steal amulets in an obvious manner.

Most importantly, however, is that the thefts are done simultaneously with an identical replacement of the stolen amulet. At this point, the victims of these thefts will be none the wiser. Unfortunately, these new amulets will slowly begin to pull emotions from the wearer at a much accelerated and intense rate. This is going to cause a few side effects that will build up over days of wearing the fake amulets.

  • Emotion Drainage. Instead of creating emotion drops these amulets will be draining emotions. Where are they going? We don’t quite know yet...But this is a forceful drain, and can be quite exhausting. It doesn’t discriminate between good or bad either however that leads us to the next interesting aspect of these fakes...

  • Twisted Emotions. Good and Negative emotions are both needed for balance, however as a side effect of this forceful push for and draining of emotions from otherworlders, their emotions will become twisted exaggerated forms of themselves. Particularly, positive emotions seem to be effected the most.

    For Example: Love will become Lust, Appreciation will become Overbearing, Joy will be turned into hurtful pranking or selfishness at the cost of others, courage will become recklessness, hope will become unrealistic falling into unfulfillable ideals, calm will become slothful and lazy, while trust will become a dangerous level of gullibleness.

  • Apathy. At the latest stages, when all the emotions have been drained from a victim the amulet will go dim, and the victim will find themselves succumbing to lethargy and apathy. This isn’t sadness, mind, but instead a complete lack of desire or motivation to do anything.

Finally, we'd like to note that the Emotion Tracker submissions for this event is going to be slightly different.

  • Only those affected by the replaced amulets need to fill out this separate survey.
  • Unaffected individuals can still use the general Emotion Tracker for submissions related to the event.
  • The separate tracker MUST be used by the affected because these emotions will not count toward the general tracker. This is for plot purposes.

Of course if you accidentally submit to the wrong place it won't be the end of the world, but another note is that the event tracker will readily allow extreme numbers due to the forced exaggeration of emotions.. So a long strong of 10s, assuming it still fits with what would happen in game, will be acceptable on the event tracker ONLY.


It’s going to become clear just how many people have been affected by this draining of emotions, and a call to replace the crystals in the amulets will be raised around the 22nd. Why replace instead of find? Well, there’s no real trace of the thieves OR the stolen amulets by the time things have been figured out. Where could they have gone? For now, the question will remain unanswered, and an adventure will begin to find a new source of crystals for the amulets, since by now the usual source has been completely depleted due to thefts earlier in the month. Because the low number of available and working airships, those looking for a new source will be unable to be very picky. Which means once a suitable island with enough crystal caverns is found, fighting for it won’t be such an unheard of option. Which is probably good, because any wild island found is bound to have a few treacherous obstacles to get through.

As mentioned before, we will put up a log for the adventure on the 22nd, with prompts included for the third phase of the plot! Signing up for an amulet theft using the form below can also be used to plot with others for this phase of the plot.


REMINDER! Important Amulet Theft Notes:
  • Remember, amulet theft is optional. Your characters amulet will only be stolen if you decide to opt in to this part of the plot.
  • Failed amulet thefts are possible, though considering the raised crime rate, it might not really seen as extraordinary, considering the current crime climate.
  • Those who have their amulets stolen will not get their original amulets back, period. This means that once they’re given the opportunity to, they will have to start filling a new crystal from the beginning, no matter the state of their previous amulet. This will happen by the end of the event, should all things go according to plan.
  • The emotion draining will not cause the death of any characters who have their amulets stolen. They will suffer the emotional effects mentioned above, with the option of apathy but no death.
  • Affected individuals must use the separate survey for Emotion Tracker submissions.

May 15th through May 21st - Amulet thefts begin on the fifteenth and continue through the 21st. The effects take roughly two days to get to the more obvious stages.
May 22nd through May 27th - The adventure to find a new source of crystals begins on the 22nd, with the arrival on the island happening on the 24th. Crystals will be obtained by the 27th, ready for shipment back to Verens where they will be given to the affected first.

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Hello everyone! Every activity check will run throughout the last 7 days of every month, coinciding with the opening of Reserves.

While you're going through your activity, don't forget to use the survey on the Emotion Tracker if you find any particularly emotional threads!

All proofs must fall within May 1 through May 31. The deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 11:59PM CDT.

You can choose one of the following options:

  1. 1 entry + 7 comments.
  2. At least two threads totaling 10 comments.

Here are some clarifications:

  • You can use multiple threads for each option.
  • You count your tag comment, not the other character's (so 7-10 comments made by you).
  • Threads must be at least 2 comments long. No 1 comment submissions!
  • You cannot use threads made within your own entry for either option. All threads must be made somewhere else.

    • Exception: You can use multiple threads made within event/mingle entries without restriction.

  • Your top level comments in event/mingling logs are considered as one giant thread. Threads made in reply to other top levels are considered as different threads.
  • Test Drive threads are not currently usable for activity.
  • Ideally, all proofs must begin within the month to count. However, if necessary we'll accept threads that started within the last seven days of the previous month so long as the majority of tags occur within the current month.
  • All entries and threads that START during the last three days of the month will not count for this month's AC.

    • Exception: Any events that are held during this timeframe are excluded and threads started during these events can be counted.

Anyone who is on Hiatus for more than three weeks is exempt. Do not try to use the hiatus as a way to bypass the Activity Check—we will notice! If you were on hiatus for at least two weeks of the month, you only need to provide half of the amount of proofs.

The list of those who earned a free pass during last December's AC can be viewed here.

If you do not have all of the requirements, you can get a strike if you at least have some proof of activity. This means you will have to completely pass the following Activity Check to clear it, or be forced to drop. Thus you can fail once and then pass the next round to have a clean slate again. However, you must have some proof of activity to qualify for a strike.

The following journals have a strike and must complete this month's activity check to pass:

[personal profile] edealistical
[personal profile] foreverhalone
[personal profile] forsaken_taboo
[personal profile] helpsthemedicinegodown
[personal profile] nyantomforce
[personal profile] untiltheend
[personal profile] zephlyrt

Here are some copy/paste forms that you can use:

1 entry + 7 comments 10 comments

NEW PLAYERS/CHARACTERS: If you were accepted during the month of the activity check, you only need to give one link for this time only. If you have the full requirements, then go ahead and use the above form. Otherwise, use the following:

If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact us.
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[personal profile] lightthedarkness
Hello everyone!

Jax here! So, as stated in the joint post between Red and Usagi, something is rotten in the state of Denmark Philea. So what does that mean?

Well, it’s time for a special mission!

Red, Usagi, and a group of 10 others are going to be going back to Philea where Elios is hiding out to try and break him out of this slump and deal with the encroaching ice. The main point is to try and talk to Elios to convince him and to also deal with the ice. HOWEVER: Regardless of the success or failure of the mission, this is not going to be the end-all-be-all for Elios, this is more of a player-run attempt to make headway with his plot. Regardless of the result of this mission, we have been informed that whatever happens will affect the direction of the rest of the plot and that everyone will have the opportunity to be involved with later events.

The Quick Facts of the plot )

May. 23rd, 2017 03:49 pm
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[personal profile] futureprofessor
Hello Empatheias! Just making a quick post to say that I'm going into a-- mini hiatus? Slowatus? This week is Comicon so I'll be gone most of the day from Wednesday to Sunday (reason why Bianca won't be going to the latest adventure). So tags will be scarce! Still, if you need me for anything, pm/pp me! Those I can always get to. o7
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IMPORTANT! Applications will be CLOSED during JULY! They will reopen in AUGUST.

Welcome to [community profile] empatheias' test drive meme. This test drive is to help interested players test their characters in the game's environment. We've included a few prompts that incorporate specific elements of the game, though you'll find all of them have a lot of leeway for players to get as creative as necessary. Before diving in, here are a few things we'd like to remind everyone about the game in general:

  • Date reminders. Reserves open Thursday, May 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on June 1st. IMPORTANT! We are skipping the July application cycle. June applications will run through the 7th, apps are completely closed in July, and then reopen at normal schedule in August. There will be no July Test Drive, thus the next test drive is scheduled for the August cycle.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are allowed. Those interested can also use the test drive. OCs do not need to be reserved.

  • Emotions are key! Empatheias' premise focuses on how anyone's emotions can affect their environment, be it big or small. While not every emotion will cause a reaction, significant ones definitely will. How much effect a character will have will ultimately be up to you, the player. Also, while we're giving a lot of leeway for the test drive, keep in mind that there will be some limits in the actual game.

  • Everyone has an amulet. All characters have a unique amulet that is specialized for them. It will contain all of their emotion drops and it serves as the network device. Remember, communication is telepathic. Otherwise, it works basically the same.

  • Assume the character is already in the game. Because "OMG WHERE AM I IS THIS REAL LIFE" threads aren't going to be very helpful in this test drive! Plus those are going to happen in-game, anyway. So to make things easier, just assume that they've been around at least a week or so. Still learning the ropes, but not a complete "first day" experience.

  • First or third person allowed. Your threads can be in either first or third, but we'd advise being flexible about it. Remember, these threads can also be used in your application for samples! Reminder: We only require one sample and it can be done in either format. We have also made a change to our sample requirements, so look over the Applications page!

  • Transfer to in-game. If accepted, you can assume threads made on the Test Drive happen in-game if the scenario can reasonably fit. These threads do not count toward AC.

Now with that out of the way, here are some prompts you guys can work from!

Prompts )

For your threads, put the Character Name and the Canon in the subject line to help readily identify them. You're also welcome to use more than one prompt for respondents to choose from. If you have any questions or want to brush up on the game information, refer to the Game Information entry. Otherwise, tag around and have fun!
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[personal profile] omnitrixter
Well, this was something I was kind of hoping to avoid. After three years here in Empatheias, Ben is finally heading home for good which means I'll be totally leaving the game.

It's not that I lost the voice of the muse (Ben's as loud and obnoxious as ever in my ear) nor is it anything to do with the game itself. I love Empatheias and had a total blast with it. I'd love to keep having a blast with it.

Unfortunately, full-time work, going back to school part time, and two games don't juggle well. It's why Ben's been a lot quieter over the past several months. I knew I had to drop a game to give myself room to breathe, and unfortunately the other game I'm in is a little easier to keep track of if I can't be on during the workweek.

Stay excellent, everybody, and if anybody wants to throw a PSL in the direction of this nerd (obviously at a slower pace than a full game because otherwise I will open myself up to the same issue repeated), feel free to PM me!
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It's been a while since the last one and we've gotten a fair number of new faces and characters, so let's have another one of these! We pretty much all know how these work, but in case you don't simply fill out the form in the textarea below for your characters, slap your characters name(s) in the subject line, and comment around! Gifs are optional, but as a matter of courtesy make sure any images you post are no taller than 500px. If you have more than one character either use one comment for all of your characters OR use one top level and sub-levels for each character you have!

Your Name:
Preferred Contact:

Character Name:
Brief Personality: (this doesn't have to be long, list some of the more interesting character personality traits that set them apart from the crowd!)
Appearance: (Is there anything striking about their appearance? Strange limbs, features or other such things that would stick out? Even fashion choice! Please don't use images here, though you can link to them in your description)
World Type: (What's their world like? Again, you don't have to write a novel here! Is it a modern world, futuristic, something more fantasy or perhaps even vaguely steampunk or even post apocalyptic? Are there other unique parts about the world? Does everyone have glowing skin or innate magical abilities?)

Arehtei Alignment: (this might not be important to everyone, but it's interesting to know. Not to mention we have several characters where CR is dependent on alignment)
Established CR: (Sometimes it's fun to meet new characters using the "friends of friends" method. Who is this character often seen with? Negative and positive CR are possible jumping off points!)
Interests: (What are they most likely to be found doing? Hobbies are a good start.)

Slice of Life or ADVENTURE: (Empatheias is a good mix of both, and it's not always an either or thing. What kinds of thing are you interested in doing with this character? Are they the type to be happy developing a life in Empatheias or has the wanderlust set in? Are they more likely to be involved in the overarching plot and exploration? Do they want to go exploring?)
Current Developments: (What's your character going through right now? What's gone on in recent past? What are they doing in their day to day life? Are they looking for a job or are they currently in the middle of planning an expedition?)
Future Developments: (Where are you wanting to take your character going forward? This could be serious character development, or general slice of life developments! Are they going to pack up and become a nomadic wanderer and explore the world or maybe you want to get them more involved in something else.)
What about Emotions?: (What kind of emotions are you wanting your character to work through, for good or for bad. Or maybe your character is interested in focusing their emotional power into Dunamis?)
Shipping/Romance: (let's face it, ship happens. in a general sense are your characters interested in romance? something permanent, or a fling or two maybe? Even unrequited love is something that can be fun to play out!)
Something Handwaved: (Not everything needs to or can be threaded out. Maybe you're interested in setting up some CR that's going on behind the bigger scenes and sets that we thread out! Listing what you're interested in or looking for here might prompt some interesting CR that you can then build off of more actively!)
Not Interested In / Avoiding: (If there's anything you're looking to avoid, list it here! Negative CR, violence, anything too slice of life, etc. the more information you give, the better!)

Anything Else: (gifs are fine too.)

Copy Paste and Get Going!:


May. 10th, 2017 07:29 pm
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[personal profile] umbredna
So if you're not on my plurk, you missed Fae's First Sprained Ankle adventures yesterday. I missed a step, fell, and am now in a boot because wow that did a number on my ankle. I'm still gonna be mostly around if people want Edna, but I am probably going to be slow for the next little while and my tags may be a bit lousy during all this mess, too.
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[personal profile] bloodyrose
SO. I just thought I'd give a heads-up that Zero will be going on a canon update as of tomorrow (10th) and return Sunday the 14th. I normally wouldn't drop an OOC note, but he'll be jumping ahead 6 years, so there have obviously been changes. There's info here to anyone who might care. Basically he's a fair bit nicer/at ease, more self-assured, and without such a bitter chip on his shoulder. Catch you all later!

Meme time

May. 8th, 2017 08:18 pm
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With a truth-serumed twist!

→ Post your characters to the meme!
→ Anonymously ask other characters questions you'd like answers to!
→ When you receive a question, your character must answer it truthfully and ICly. Because meme rules, dealwithit.gif, etc.
→ Logged-in or not, go around and threadjack! Ask for details! Laugh at your friends! Scream internally!
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[personal profile] laurice
I announced this on Plurk but I'll announce it here as well for those I don't have on Plurk.

I was supposed to place Larry on hiatus for the month, but I realized that I might be better off dropping back into the one-character club after flagging on the CR front and feeling burned out while juggling two (very emotional) characters. So with that, I'm dropping the stinky Butz, but I'm still around with Nora ([personal profile] kaboop ), so YOU AIN'T SEEN THE LAST OF ME
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[personal profile] empevents

Hey everyone! We request that everyone who has just joined the game to comment to this entry for your introduction. This is to prevent the community from getting over spammed and reduce clutter.

Feel free to format your introduction however way you want. Just be sure include your name, character(s), and any preferred method of contact.

So say hello and meet some new faces!

Since we did not include it on our acceptance notices: We have a Game Discord!
You can join it by following the link here.
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[personal profile] zephlyrt
Just dropping in a quick note to say I'm going to be hitting up some old af tags from before my unintentional health-related hiatus last month. I won't be dropping any logs, but I am going to cut loose old network tags. If anyone would rather not continue an old log, just drop me a line here, through pm, on plurk (flashily), or discord (flashily#0311), and maybe we can do something new instead.
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[personal profile] tacticalvisor
Hey guys!

Overcastwatch cast have built a plot for you guys we'd like to go ahead and get rolling alongside of everything else that's going on thi smonth. AS A GENERAL PSA we are referencing drug usage/trafficking and a few other mature subjects, so anything else is going under the cut- aside from a note this is completely 100% opt-in and you do not have to be involved/affected by it if you don't want to be.

Plot begins in 3...2...1... )