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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2017-05-14 08:36 pm
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Amulet Thefts and Crystal Recoveries


— RISING CRIME: AMULET THEFTS —


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.



LOOKING AHEAD...


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.

AMULET THEFT SIGNUP:




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.


Timeline
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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Re: QUESTIONS, CONCERNS & CLARIFICATIONS

[personal profile] seasaltkeys 2017-05-15 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
So, basically, once he figures out what's going on, Roxas is going to start looking for Axel's amulet before Bad Things Happen (TM). Since he'll probably be part of the Adventure for New Crystals team, if he were to start investigating, would he find any details or leads? Such as who's behind it or something like that? Or will all of that be held for the Adventure?

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[personal profile] dereban 2017-05-15 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Important question: with the fakes, would characters that have their amulets stolen be able to still communicate via telepathy?

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spiritofjustice: Please don't take without permission! (Plead Innocent)

[personal profile] spiritofjustice 2017-05-15 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Question! Once it becomes clear that amulets are being stolen and the first reports would start flooding in, would there be an official Enforcers announcement on the matter? And if so, would/could Bobby be the one to give it? (he'd be kind of a useless law-enforcement representative if he didn't comment on such a huge problem, but... y'know, it's Bobby.)

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Re: QUESTIONS, CONCERNS & CLARIFICATIONS

[personal profile] debesteprosecutor 2017-05-15 12:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Is the adventure for a new crystal source mainly about fighting or can non-combatants still help?

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[personal profile] lostapprentice 2017-05-16 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Are NPCs going to be affected by the amulet thefts/wonky emotions as well?
Edited (just. to make sure i'm not assuming.) 2017-05-16 22:37 (UTC)

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[personal profile] gottacatch 2017-05-22 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
While I'm assuming it won't last, when somebody is in the apathy stage of having their amulet stolen, is it possible for another person to give them some temporary feeling via their own feelings? If just for a few seconds at most before the apathy eats it away or their amulet does.

So if someone were to focus joy/hope/grief/anger while close to someone, would they eventually feel that, but then lose it as soon as the other person stops supplying it? Particularly if the person is directing it at them intentionally.

Edit: Clarification about the new crystals -- is it possible to align yourself to a new crystal even if you still have one?
Edited 2017-05-22 21:49 (UTC)

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[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-05-22 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Allura's going to try to communicate with the golems. Again. I'm guessing they're about as intelligent and coherent as the desert lions, and that negotiations will be just as successful, but I figured I'd double check if that's still the case.

(Gosh darnit, why do all these guardians have to remind her of nice beings back home?)

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[personal profile] despiteeverything 2017-05-22 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay I see you answered on the golems but I am contractually obligated.

Are the bison things befriendable in any way shape or form

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[personal profile] hadthehighground 2017-05-22 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
What sort of effects would lightsabers have on the golems and their crystals? Since they are an energy weapon and don't shatter things but rather slice right through them?

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[personal profile] bewrightback 2017-05-22 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Will the food on the island effect pets/animals who consume them, or is it just the player characters who get the special effects?

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Re: QUESTIONS, CONCERNS & CLARIFICATIONS

[personal profile] soulsrob 2017-05-23 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Given that part of Winnie's Condition involves animals and other creatures typically picking up on the soulless...ness and either running from her or ignoring her like she doesn't exist, would the golems react in much the same way, or would they be unaffected, or?

ETA: also, for the memories, are they supposed to be like, first-person? Like the person seeing it through the memory-sharer's eyes, or more like watching it play out on tv, or is that up to us? Just wanted to clarify for sure
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[personal profile] edealistical 2017-05-24 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
Can they harvest some of the weird food and take it back home to use in case it comes in handy later

You never know when you need to sneak into somebody's house and dig through their love letters.
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[personal profile] staredown 2017-05-24 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Would the golems be susceptible to the dragon's eyes? Would they be affected by an illusion of a dragon eating them until they're paralyzed and then die?
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[personal profile] melodyoflogic 2017-05-15 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Ayumu Narumi
Alignment: Piphron
Date Stolen: 15th
Possible Effects: Twisting his emotions around sounds fun, so I'll be doing a ton of that to mess with his cast and CR. The emotional exhaustion/lethargy won't be as obvious with him with his habit of napping regardless, so he'll just be napping more out of need rather than pleasure. Once the apathy starts in, Ayumu's going to have difficulty cooking or caring about much at all, and will ultimately get fired from his job for going from his usual prideful perfectionism to not caring at all about what his cooking produces. His cooking will probably taste like ash. Ayumu's boyfriend Hizumi will, as this progresses, probably get super stressed so have fun guys.
Edited 2017-05-15 02:17 (UTC)
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[personal profile] lostapprentice 2017-05-15 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Kylo Ren
Alignment: Aiada
Date Stolen: 16th
Possible Effects: It wouldn't be Kylo Ren if he didn't have some sort of outburst out in public. Most of any twisted positivity would go towards recklessness or possessiveness, if any even happened... He will, however, eventually fall into apathy.
Edited 2017-05-15 02:09 (UTC)
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[personal profile] misplacesfriends 2017-05-15 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Finn
Alignment: Thras
Date Stolen: 19th
Possible Effects: (what effects are you interested in your character having? Are there desires, quirks or actions that will be particularly affected by these now twisted emotions? Is there something in particular you would like to do with your character, etc.) the draining, the tail end of the apathy of course. but for the twisted ones... courage to recklessness will lead him into fighting with kylo ren again. he'll probably end up doing the whole trust > gullibleness. maybe others that come with plotting but really it all depends on what the threads bring up. so let's talk~

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[personal profile] eventuallea 2017-05-15 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Axel
Alignment: Daimonia
Date Stolen: 15th
Possible Effects: Once the effects set in, Axel's emotions will be on a rollercoaster: At first, he'll be (more) easily angered, lashing out without due provocation. This will eventually shift into a somber mood, one where he's noticeably depressed and susceptible to crying over minor things, (i.e., sad movies, etc). As things hit their fever pitch, this will finally culminate in total apathy. He's prone to napping already, but in the final stage, he'll be reluctant to get out of bed, and relatively catatonic.

As a side note, this will also be a good time to get information out of him, as frustration and general upset may lead him to pop off with things he'd normally withhold, or at least filter.
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[personal profile] laodicean 2017-05-15 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Laphicet
Alignment: Peromei
Date Stolen: 15th
Possible Effects: Probably emotional exhaustion/lethargy, which means he'd be actually sleeping a lot more -- at all, when he usually otherwise doesn't need to. Possibly being overbearing in regards to his usual obvious bias/affection with Velvet and Eleanor. Possibly pranking - not the more childish bugs under the pillow sort of thing he might do otherwise. More gullible, more reckless and the twisted take on hope overall. So much potential here!!

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[personal profile] neveraknight 2017-05-15 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Ahsoka Tano
Alignment: Daimonia
Date Stolen: 16th
Possible Effects: Looking more towards her being more reckless to start. Being uncharacteristically opinionated on her thoughts of how the future is going to turn out. Or perhaps just something to twist her annoyance to just anger? Though I like the idea of her calm being taken down to laziness. Which might be a nice slope down to Apathy. She's generally pretty well collected if not a bit cross at everything that is going on lately. I'd love to see her lose her cool some how.
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[personal profile] jamminshield 2017-05-15 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Gore
Alignment: Daimonia
Date Stolen: 15th
Possible Effects: Steven could end up with a good few of the effects. He may become overbearing towards CR, reckless, and falling into unrealistic ideals won't be too unusual for him. He may do some dangerous pranks too and could end up in apathy.
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[personal profile] spacesicknessbagpls 2017-05-15 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Hunk
Alignment: Piphron
Date Stolen: 15th
Possible Effects: Since Hunk is a pretty emotional guy, especially on the happy side of things lately, it'll be interesting to twist his emotions around until he's probably rather obnoxious. Setting up hurtful pranks, being much more selfish, saying cruel things to those he cares about. After which, having the emotional exhaustion will be rather obvious as he goes from caring about his garden, and doing things with his friends, to just not wanting to do anything, or be a part of the team.

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[personal profile] hurricanechef 2017-05-15 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name:Atsushi Kinugawa
Alignment: Sosyne
Date Stolen: 15th
Possible Effects: Atsushi is always so quiet and gentle with everyone. he always tries to put their thoughts before his own and everything. So it's going to be fun to play out him being a little more aggressive. Not only that but, his roommate is going to be really worried about him because he won't feel like doing anything which isn't like him.

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[personal profile] the_tailor 2017-05-15 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Lance
Alignment: Daimonia
Date Stolen: 15th
Possible Effects: Lance's flirting might expand to...well, everyone he cares for. So, uh, sorry guys. It's not going to be terribly aggressive flirting, but everyone's getting their share of pickup lines. A lot. In general, he's going to become more overbearing than usual. He'll likely get angry at a person if they don't let him help them. Once the emotion draining thing starts, he'll just be pretty lethargic and keep to himself. No bouncy annoying Lance. Just kind of a sit around and stare blankly at a wall Lance.
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[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-05-16 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
Oh gosh, the return of the flirting might require the return of the armlocks.