stringmods: (Beyond the Dome)
Destiny Strings Mods ([personal profile] stringmods) wrote in [community profile] destinystrings2014-06-08 11:09 pm

Beyond the Dome - [OPEN TO ALL]

Who: Open to All (As of June 16th)
Where: OUTSIDE the city.
When: From the 9th until the early morning of the 23rd.
Summary: New arrivals find themselves in areas unexplored as the others search for them
Warnings: Depends on the players!
Music: This one | Map: Here | Additional Info: First mod post here | Second most post forthcoming.

You remember the words of the strange, butterfly-masked man. You can here to protect a city, correct? And yet... you seem to be nowhere near one. Perhaps he meant that city in the far off horizon, barely seen against a reflecting shield of glass?

Either way, you don't feel safe around here. Maybe it's a hunch, but you need to move and get somewhere safe. Before whatever is lurking around notices you.

The problem is... where should you go?

The teleporter worked!

...Except you're not exactly sure where you landed. Thankfully, you have a map that will update as you go, courtesy of the MAGI. It does appears to be working, so now its a question of snooping around....wait what was that noise?

Make sure you've noticed where the teleporters are located. You wouldn't want to get stuck in this strange outside world...

[☿ Mercury Zone]
You have a feeling that the city you need to protect is not the one in ruins around you. Otherwise, it's already destroyed.

The stench of death is everywhere, from the cracked buildings to the water-logged homes missing their ceilings. Still, it's some form or protection against the elements, and there's sure to be canned food around here.

The cold, chilly air at night gets to your bones, but during the day, the hot weather makes you seek shade.

[♀ Venus Zone]
There is forest all around you, the trees hiding most of the sun. What you an see, the crystal-like shell of the barrier (not that you know it's a barrier) to Hinoto-Ri spans high into the sky. There's nothing to restrict your view here, otherwise. The climate is surprisingly warm if humid.

Maybe you should try to get out, or build a shelter. Either way, best not to stay too long before something finds you...

[♂ Mars Zone]
It's hot. Way too hot. You look around, with nothing but sand and dry bones scattered around you. not to far the sand dips inward, cracks of shining crystals that turn out to be salt hinting that this may have been a bit of salt water before everything evaporated.

Perhaps it would be best not to stay here for long. Nothing looks edible. There seems to be water on one side, and on the far horizon, you can spot a cavern.

Hopefully it's not caused by the heat. Let's start walking.

[♃ Jupiter Zone]
Giant mountain full of jagged sharp rocks that reach high into the sky rise in front of you. When you turn, you notice a city, but a crystal-like substance stops you from being able to go inside, no matter how hard you try pressing on it.

There's only on area you can go through. The metal and stone bridge that goes right through the middle is interesting, though. It looks like the remains of a rail system. Just be careful where you step, as the way down does not look in any way safe. Those crevices could kill a person if you fell down...

[♄ Saturn Zone]
Snow. There's so much snow. The temperature is cold, maybe in the middle of winter, but it's the winds that snap at your skin, making you shiver. You need better covering. Yet despite the weather conditions, you spot a city in the far off horizon. Maybe you could make it in a few hours. It's better than just standing here, right?

[♅ Uranus Zone]
You're surrounded by pieces of desolate abandoned city, the buildings crumbling but still standing. Skyscrapers, upturned cars, fallen road signs hint that this was once a bustling city but whatever happened to it must have hit hard...

Plants grow around each abandoned area, appearing to have become giants for several decades already... yet despite your worst fears, not a single remain of dead human skeletons can be found.

But something is off. Why is the plant floating in the air? There's a car flickering as if it's glitching. Things begin to whisper in your ear, laughing and giggling. Sometimes you swear you heard something move...

[♆ Neptune Zone]
It's humid, but not unpleasant. A giant body of water as far as the eye can see gently rocks its waves upon the sandy beach. Plants are growing around you, and you can easily spot fruits that are edible such as apples and avocado.

Yet there's an odd urge to explore the water. Maybe you could go take a dip...

[♇ Pluto Zone]
Rocky mountains greet you at your arrival The giant mountain range reaches into the sky, as high as the crystal-like barrier protecting the city, blocking you from being able to go inside.

You spot caverns farther down ahead, but it might take you a few hours to get there. Best be on alert...

[OOC: Hello new and returning characters alike! While characters will not know the zone names, we've provided you with a map to aid you moving around.

Keep in mind a few things:
▶ Pick the zone you want to appear in! It's entirely up to you.
▶ For newcomers coming into via this plot, each zone has a giant red X. This is where your character will appear in that zone. After that, they'll need to walk/fly/swim around. Maybe they'll get lucky and find tools to help them.
▶ For those using the teleporter, the blue summoning circles are where your charatcer appears. These lead back to the central MAGI building located under town hall.

▶ Monsters can show up during your posts from time to time
▶ The zones colors indicate how dangers the areas are. Also keep in mind that once your character hits an orange and red zone, persona and canon powers steadily begin to decline each hour. After a day, they are unable to use their powers until they return to the yellow and green zones, whereupon it will take an hour for all their powers to come back in full.
▶ Characters will be stuck here until at least the 15th, minimum, so feel free to have them move around! It takes about 5 to 12 hours to move from one zone to another in full, depending on the temperature and terrain.
▶ Your character may end up finding items and possessions from their world. Mods will be watching the threads and adding descriptions and items as we go along.
▶ Characters do NOT have their COMP system upon arrival, even if they were here before; everything is stuck inside the city right now! So you do not have a means of communication if you don't speak the same language for now, time to use those pantomiming skills you've been working on (probably).
▶ If a new character crosses someone who's already lived in the city, they will be able to share their watch with them for translation purposes until they return to the city.

▶ We suggest showing up in the same area as someone else to have a better chance of survival. Not that characters will die (as it is permadeath in this game) but the state of the characters until next week when rescue begins may be less... healthy than others if you throw caution in the wind.
▶ This being said, we won't make life too hard for you. If we see your character struggling, we'll provide them with something so they don't die two days into exploring either.
▶ There are surprises and clues waiting in certain areas.
▶ Please have fun, and enjoy the game!]
rosacaerulea: (pic#7816999)

[personal profile] rosacaerulea 2014-06-12 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Indeed, as he said, it's merely an offer.

[She'll set Michael down, puzzling over the boy. Why is he so afraid?]
poorlittleblueburdie: Avitus, with his eyes closed (eyes closed)

[personal profile] poorlittleblueburdie 2014-06-13 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)

[ Reversed Star. A lack of having, or being able to accept, or see, options, help, a way forward. A lack of peace. A lack of a light somewhere at the end of the long, dark tunnel. A lack of hope.

He lowered his head, looking to the ground, not coming out from his wings any.

I didn't say I thought you were.

And I'm not a 'Sir'.... Especially not here.
attended: (Hanged Man.)

[personal profile] attended 2014-06-14 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
[ ... Someday, that Arcana will become upright again. Michael is a faithful person. And so he will just smile. ... He appreciates you putting him down, by the way, Kachess.

It's a shame, but time can help a lot of things. He just resolves to make sure Avitus is one of those things he can aid. ]

You know, that may be, but I respect you, Sir Avitus. Did you not say you were an architect? Besides which, you saved our lives. ... I do, however, wish to say that if you should ever find yourself in doubt, or confusion, or in need of company, I will be more than happy to help.

[ He won't pry beyond that, for now. Avitus is obviously uncomfortable answering that. That's really not his style--or his place. It isn't his decision to force, or make. ]

... If you're an architect, would you be willing to help us make shelter?
rosacaerulea: (pic#7596773)

[personal profile] rosacaerulea 2014-06-14 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Whatever is needed for materials, I'm sure I could manage it. I just need to know what you need.

[They're in this together for now. So she has to play nice, no matter her thoughts on his species. And really, he seems almost a coward.]
poorlittleblueburdie: Avitus, not really making any sort of face (neutral)

[personal profile] poorlittleblueburdie 2014-06-18 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
[ Almost a coward? No, he very much was. He would admit it, too. It was his fear that had kept him from learning to stand up for himself, to fight in the first place, so long ago it wasn't even laughable any more, and kept him from picking it up since. It was his fear, manifesting in more subtle ways, playing off how he'd been raised, which kept his body language submissive and docile, and undermined his confidence.

He sighed, but nodded, biting the inside of his lower lip.

I'll try. I don't know how good I'll be at coming up with something that works well out here... but I'll try. For now, though, I'd... rather keep moving. If we can just find our way back to the city, then there won't be any need.

[ As happy as he was to see living, healthy trees, knowing how woefully rare they were, where he was from... it meant that he had little idea how to use them in construction, and honestly, little want to do so. Killing any, or even merely removing branches, seemed a rather terrible thing to do, and there weren't many other options for building materials around them that weren't plants, certainly not the stone and brick and metal and glass that he was long accustomed to. But if it should rain.....

He didn't want to think about that. He didn't have his coat to shield him, even if one of his brothers had preened and oiled his wings for him just the other day... so they may have to build something after all. It all depended on whether or not they'd have to spend the night outside, before they could get back to the city.
attended: (Emperor.)

[personal profile] attended 2014-06-18 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
If I may... it'd be preferable to use as little as necessary. If we can't reach the city, we should attempt to find something naturally formed first. It'd likely be more sturdy, as well.

[ Yes, Avitus. This isn't his first rodeo. Still, Michael is a people-pleaser, so this is what he's trained to do. And he will try to do it. ]
rosacaerulea: (pic#7596805)

[personal profile] rosacaerulea 2014-06-18 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, we should probably keep moving. We'll worry about shelter when it gets dark.

[Kachessa's not going to wait around. It's time to start walking.]
poorlittleblueburdie: Avitus, not really making any sort of face (neutral)

[personal profile] poorlittleblueburdie 2014-06-18 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
[ He nodded. If they could find a cave, that would surely be better than having to make something. He'd much prefer a proper bed -- even one of the humans' beds. Give him a fluffy blanket and a pillow or two, please! But when that wasn't an option....

Actually, come to think about it, as it surely wouldn't be an option, if they couldn't reach the city before night, Kachess and Michael would be just as lacking in bedding. Maybe, if they all had to spend the night out here, they could use his wings? ....Or Michael could. He wasn't certain Kachess would want to take him up on the offer.

And, seeing Kachess already heading off, he gave Michael a glance and turned to follow.
Edited 2014-06-18 06:18 (UTC)
attended: (High Priestess.)

[personal profile] attended 2014-06-19 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
[ Hey, you don't have to tell him twice. Gentle smile and walking, right. Of course, you'd think that gigantic book would get heavy, but he carries it without complaint. It's also a pretty hefty weapon...

The question is, will they be able to make it far? He certainly hopes so. ]
rosacaerulea: (pic#7574006)

[personal profile] rosacaerulea 2014-06-21 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Kachessa is going to keep relatively quiet. Which probably makes things awkward. She's going to focus on moving ahead, walking toward what they believe is their destination. She's glad she'd worn her walking boots, really.]