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OOC: You Wanna Kill Some Bad Guys? (Alumni Invited!)
So, in completely shocking news, something terrible is about to go down in Kaeleer. Anne Bishop, you are why we can't have nice things, I am just saying. In this instance, it's Kaeleer's most beloved species, the unicorns, coming down with a horrible case of the 'getting slaughtered by greedy people'. You think kicking the dog is bad? How terrible do you have to be to murder a unicorn?

My canon is many things, but subtle ain't one.

Anyway, an advance group is going to make it to the scene and see what's going on and then they're going to send out an all-call for help. Only this time, it is literally an all-call. It doesn't matter if your character has never met any of the people involved, never been to Kaeleer, maybe even never heard of unicorns. If you are willing, your character(s) can hear the broadcast all-call summoning them for help. If not, well, the broadcast must have missed them somehow; oh well, no harm no foul. (Your characters are also free to hear it and ignore it, if they wish. All up to you.)

The post is set for Saturday, but will go up Friday evening for SP purposes. The all-call will go out Saturday morning Fandom time and transportation via dimensional portal (thanks Raven!) will be available for anyone who wants to step through and help out. While the post itself will span many, many hours, Kaeleer moves at double speed, which means your characters will be able to go help out in Kaeleer for awhile and still make it back on the island by mid- to lae-afternoon, plenty of time for any evening plans you may have for them, including 3MD.

Some questions that I have anticipated but are hardly exhaustive!

So, anyone can join this? Yup! Any current character, either on-island or off doing alumni things. Dropped characters can't come back for this, but anyone else is fair game. Get your February alumni activity early! No one's going to be checking for invitations at the door. If your character shows up to fight for the unicorns, awesome. Introductions can come later.

None of my kids are fighters! That's okay! There are also going to be a makeshift infirmary that people can hang out at instead, a need for people to make food and hand out water, even wash bandages and whatnot. There's also the possibility of baby-sitting little orphaned foals, trying to convince angry, hurt unicorns not to kill everything on two-legs, watching over captured Terreilleans, because there are going to be at least some people who prefer not to kill bad guys (the Kaeleerans are all very disappointed in you), etc etc etc. If you have an idea of what you'd like your character to do and you're not sure if it'll work, drop me a line and I'll let you know.

Do I have to sign up? Nah! That's way too formal. If there's something your characters needs to be super useful (daytime, nighttime, a full moon, whatever) and you want to mention that, leave a comment and I'll see what I can do. Otherwise, feel free to jump in when the post goes up.

This sounds like a LOT of work. How are you going to pull it all off? Oooh, not by myself, I promise!There's NO WAY I'd be able to get to everyone and stay sane. That's why I have a lovely group of NPC volunteers who are all ready for your NPC needs, whether it's a nasty Terreillean to fight or a wounded unicorn to heal or a wounded unicorn to help you fight off a nasty Terreillean. Unicorns come in both wounded and unwounded varieties, Terreilleans are all dicks, though, sorry.

Like BDEs in the past, you'll be able to request an NPC. You can also feel free to mod your fights, or team up with other PCs and talk to them. It would be great if not every thread required an NPC to function, but we'll do our best no matter what!

Wait, doesn't everyone there have magic? I don't want my kid to be creamed. Yes, every Terreillean does have Craft, but that doesn't meant insta-death for folks with non-magic. Very powerful Blood are a rarity (especially in Kaeleer), so by the time your character catches up to them, it's possible they've already exhausted what supply of Craft they have. Or maybe you've teamed up with a unicorn--the unicorns all have Craft and human-level intelligence. Or maybe you have guns and can snipe them from yards away. It may take a few bullets, but even shields can't stand up to guns for long.

Wait, we can use guns? All weapons are free and clear for use. Karla's reasons for not wanting advanced weaponry in Glacia don't stand here. So guns, lasers, magic, swords, Pokemon, leftover flamethrowers from the BDE...whatever floats your boat. Just make sure there's no friendly fire or people will be after you.

When is this taking place, exactly? So, the official real world time/date is Saturday, Feb 1st, all day. A post will go up Friday night, though, and SP can go on for awhile if folks are still willing to play. The official Fandom time is from Saturday morning to Saturday afternoon, leaving characters with several hours to themselves between getting home and 3MD if they have signed up for both (if you do choose to do both, please make sure you'll still have energy to play in 3MD!). In Kaeleer, the time is a little more...timey-wimey. In canon, the fight lasts from sunup to sundown. If there are vampires and/or werewolves who would like to participate, we can finagle it to night time with a bright enough full moon that folks can see. We'll take that as it goes.

Can I keep a unicorn. No. Not even an orphan. But you get to help save some and patch them up. That's like having one, right? Okay, no. Deal.

That's all the questions I could think of. Ask more in the comments!

Questions, Comments, Concerns

glacial_queen

2014-01-31 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)

If you have 'em.

Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns

blondecanary

2014-01-31 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)

I totally forgot to ask this before, so I shall take advantage now: can Swift come along to fight/help too? (And oh my god the trauma, jeez.)

Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns

glacial_queen

2014-01-31 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Canonically, two kindred horses show up pulling a cart of healing supplies, food, blankets, stuff like that. So sure! Swift can take the place of Daffodil.

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blondecanary

2014-01-31 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Yaaaay! *hugs Swift although he won't be thanking anybody for this*

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justwantsquiet

2014-01-31 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

This is literally the stupidest question, but: is there anything about Kaeleer unicorns that we should know that doesn't fit with typical unicorn mythos?

(I ask because your canon is very special and I don't want to unicorn-mod at all.)

Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns

iceolatedqueen

2014-01-31 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oooh, I can answer this one! Kaeleer unicorns are more like sentient wild animals- Magestic and graceful and dangerous, sure, but they certainly couldn't care less if you're a virgin or not, and they take all of that purity nonsense from our myths and chuck it straight out the window. They're also kindred Blood, which means they have Jewels and can use Craft, the same way most people from Karla's canon can! So, vanishing things, using witchfire, you might feel an icy chill in the air if they get angry enough... that sort of thing.

Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns

glacial_queen

2014-01-31 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

What Shannon said! They are not tame by any stretch of the imagination. They have no compunctions against killing (or, y'know, just maiming or what have you.) Anyone expecting docile and sweet creatures are gonna be disappointed.

Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns

wildandbrave

2014-01-31 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oooh, Kennedy's in (I say from Cosette's account, ha) -- given the circumstances, any chance an off-screen NPC Willow can tag along?

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glacial_queen

2014-01-31 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sure sure!

Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns

trigons_child

2014-01-31 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

For anyone wondering about the transport process (which will be IG explained along with the message that accompanies it in a post that will go up later), what you'll see (if you choose to do so) is a glowy purple portal appearing. Raven can not only teleport, she is a portal (lol canon). If you know Raven you might be able to get a Raveny vibe off it, but it doesn't look like her. Jumping in is pretty instantaneous transport to Kaeleer. (You might get a brief moment of stepping into the middle of a vast cosmos, if you'd like, but only for a split second.) On the other end, you step out of a Raven-shaped similar purple glow.

Again, lol canon.

If you've got any questions about it, poke me here or in email.

Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns

anarchist_queen

2014-02-08 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey I'm a week late, that too late for SP?

What can I Do?

glacial_queen

2014-01-31 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Brainstorming for other non-fighty, non-healy options

I have a Day/Night Cycle Preference

glacial_queen

2014-01-31 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)

...Just to get a headcount to figure how it would be best to post it.

Anything Else

glacial_queen

2014-01-31 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Because pfft, who knows anymore!

OOC to the OOC

glacial_queen

2014-01-31 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)

It is mandatory. For reasons.

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furnaceface

2014-01-31 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Clearly it is here so that all of the OOC doesn't fall out.

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trigons_child

2014-01-31 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)


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trigons_child

2014-01-31 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)


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2014-01-31 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)


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trigons_child

2014-01-31 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


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heromaniac

2014-01-31 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Terreillean taxidermy

Edited at 2014-01-31 07:15 am (UTC)

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heromaniac

2014-01-31 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)


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heromaniac

2014-01-31 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)


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2014-01-31 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)


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heromaniac

2014-01-31 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)



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trigons_child

2014-01-31 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)