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  1. Dolor Aeternum

    What emotion does your character most evoke in others?

    Agony - Terror, Disgust, Confusion...probably more. Amorphous blobs tend to provoke all sorts of responses I assume. Xavier - Not sure yet but generally surprise at how capable he is so far. Luz - Fear, Respect given the position she is in and how she handles situations. Ilyana - Amusement since she likes to cater to people's tastes in order to woo them or fear once they realize how formidable she is.
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    Reviving the Promise [Sky's Great Ravine Airship]

    Obtenebra rippled in response to the magical saturation that it felt, both in Xavier’s body and along Agony’s amorphous shape. Gone was the guise of the knight that he had elected to wear to avoid more attention than was warranted. Agony had stood motionless, eyeless, and utterly shapeless throughout the entirety of the trip. As contemplative as ever, he had watched this group around him with senses that transcended the physical and had begun to figure out what the future would hold for this group that had somehow tethered themselves to help his cause as much as their own. This symbiotic relationship nearly mirrored what he had with Obtenebra though he doubted they would ever reach such devotion as he had already begun to see that the acquisition of power had already begun to reshape the bonds that had been established and tested since their first meeting. Lunara had gained powers even she had yet to fully unpack, Rodan had begun amassing his own personal army amidst the spoils of war, and even Xavier had begun establishing a foothold within Terrenus. The notion that he may have nurtured or catalyzed it all escaped him as he focused more on the stability of this union that had already been tested many times in the last few months. Agony knew of Ilyana’s aspirations and endeavors with Mori and of Kallias’ escape from prison. The only outlier was Cerebri whose mere affiliation with Lunara helped him avoid scrutiny initially but he would not be safe on this day. Agony remained silent as the rest of the group deliberated on how to approach. Xavier did the same, far too engrossed in future aspirations to acknowledge that the present needed his attention. Agony moved slowly forward, passing almost every single member here with his black mass without any visible acknowledgment before he placed himself at the forward of the ship that had just conveniently set itself on land. A shrill voice that gradually morphed into baritone emerged. “Do what you think is efficient. Those that remain can follow me or stay here.” The shapeless triumvir tacitly expressed confidence in the decisions of those around him while still asserting his own desires here. Agony’s large mass propelled itself on to a rocky surface several hundred feet before them, the battering thuds of his gelatinous mass echoing in this area. Obtenebra reacted excitedly to the faint feel of magic that moved underneath it and seemed to beckon them all forward into a path drenched in darkness. Xavier stretched and cracked his neck a few times before jumping forward and landing directly behind Agony, the orc’s mass causing the rocky surface to crack from the force and the magic beneath to react to the disturbance by momentarily amplifying its own output. There was no doubt that something powerful had rooted itself in the cave and maybe even far more than what Xavier had initially reported. “You feel it boss?! This will be worth it for all of us.” Agony began slowly moving into the depths of the cave without even acknowledging Xavier and would eventually be swallowed by the darkness that was prevalent at its mouth. Xavier signed a bit and then followed suit.
  3. Oh he had grown to truly enjoy this sensation. The feel of the wind carrying a light and salty mist on to his face and through his nostrils. The calm and yet sometimes fierce undulation the waves caused his ghost ship as he maneuvered across the seas. To think this could have never been possible were it not for Blob Boss who gifted him with the black oozy gift that helped him gain this property that was his…all his. Sure there were some specters here and there manning the ship that didn’t let him truly enjoy it on his own most times but this ship was his pride now and one he had no qualms using to help his family. When Blob Boss let him know that they would be going off on a journey to...as he put it…’ensure their progression of power’, Xavier jumped at the chance to help. He would take him wherever he needed to go whenever he needed to go. The ship neared a nearly barren shore drained of most life and nearly untrekked were it not for those brave souls who wanted to benefit from the horrors that Whispernight and the magestorms of old had caused. Hidden deep within a cove, this place was merely a whisper told between seafarers that somehow managed to reach Xavier’s ear as he docked after one of his many journeys. He wanted to tell Blob Boss about it sooner but the thought of aimlessly searching for it while his boss’s creepy red eyes glared at him in disgust warranted that he research further so it took a few weeks of asking the more sinister areas along those maritime destinations, strong arming truth from pirate and peddler alike before he finally had a good bearing on where this place might be. Even then it took them nearly an hour once they reached the general area to truly find it as the waters were truly unforgiving in this area. Death seemed to have conquered much of what lay before them though there was a hum of power that lingered in the air mixed with the beautiful sea that promoted excitement to those who could sense such things. It had been ages since so many of this makeshift family’s members had worked together but it was about time they could feel the promise they had felt that fateful day in Patia again. @jaistlyn @Tyler @Fierach @sorainvoked @PandaHat @King
  4. There is more truth and other details to uncover so the Daily Weekly via Soryn is committed to seeing this through.
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    I mean, really now

    Looking at his meaty hands, Xavier realized something that caused him to frown. Obtenebra had decided to remove itself from any connection to the suit and Xavier was alone in this new virtual world. He could still feel Obtenebra but there was a sense of detachment that provoked a certain sadness that only made the orc that much more uncomfortable as he finally gained his bearings. He hardly looked any different than his actual self except for the fact that his skin was mostly black and did not hold the green hue that his tribe was known for. He felt some relief that he was still recognized by the group he entered this world in as Lycoris addressed him and then asked him where the others were. Xavier made the assumption that the faint silhouette near him was in fact Erin and he saw Eldwine immediately so he motioned to them without responding vocally for now. Once Erin finally loaded after taking much longer than the others, he noticed her childlike appearance, raised a brow and then let out a hearty laugh that was drowned out by the all the noise around them. “Suits you…” They might not have heard him at all as he starts to walk away from the group, having heard Eldwine ask for help finding a ‘Hyppogenium’? Whatever it was he decided to just outright ask an avatar of a woman passing by, stepping in front of her with his imposing figure which stopped her in her tracks just enough for him to deliver his question. “Hey, do you know where the Hypposeum is?” The woman, clad in some clingy leather with a blond ponytail, blinked and then looked at Xavier incredulously. Xavier noticed the similarity of attire with who he knew to be Lycoris and idly wondered if there was an archetype in Terrenus that he was unaware of. “If you mean the Hypnogium then…” The woman just pointed downward as if that meant anything to Xavier and then started to walk away. Xavier took some time to process the gesticulation before shrugging and turning to the rest of the group and mimicking the motion. See…already helpful…
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    I mean really ooc

    Aiming to post soon but definitely by eob today 🙂
  7. There is only so much Soryn love to give at a time folks...but rest assured it will find you *cue ominous version of the Daily Weekly theme*
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    What’s the meaning of your character’s name?

    Agony - He literally chose that name because it was the first potent emotion he experienced in-story when he arrived here and he uses the name as a reminder of his goals. Obtenebra - The black ooze is as much a character as my characters it is attached to. Used the name literally just to reference darkness and obfuscation. Luz Yllende - She is super infatuated with another character of mine that they call 'their Light' and since Luz is just light in Spanish I thought it was something cool to do. All of my other character's names were just randomly chosen because I like how they sound or thought it would be fitting for them.
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    The Reverie Maze [Accepted Participants Only]

    Wrong Turn Ilyana gingerly continued through this narrow passage, inevitably forced to see it through to the end in the name of progress which seemed fickle and fleeting. The host of this event in all of his/her benevolence better provide accurate reward that matched the hardship that was faced. Her business acumen caused her to think of how she would improve upon this entire event or how she would have approached the marketing. This distraction was welcome as she felt the throbbing pain cease and forgot about the rest of the discomfort caused by being tossed around like a ragdoll for now. Obtenebra, however, did not as it struggled to maintain its structure in light of optimizing its protection for its host. Gone was the formal attire in favor of a form fitting suit that clung to Ilyana and covered all of the skin that had been exposed. Ilyana felt the restriction that caused as she no longer felt the wind along her legs and arms but she did not question her gift this time. Reaching the end of the narrow pathway, she emerged at an opening shaped like a square and surrounded by a floral arrangement that aimed to purposefully distract. A myriad of colors were present all around her which almost caused her to smile were it not for the sudden sound of air being displaced as the flowers around her began to expel a distinct concoction that smelled sweet but caused her muscles to relax and her eyes to go heavy. Obtenebra sprung into action and jutted out of her body but not before completely covering her face and plugging her nose. Any semblance of humanity on her face was gone now, left with nothing but black as her gift began to literally drag her toward an exit to the east. The audience looked on and cheered for her through the hardship though she couldn’t hear any of it. A few had to look away, unable to fathom what this woman was if she was a woman at all. Despite whatever she/it was the audience began to doubt that any mere mortal could end up the victor here.
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    Dice Rolling Thread

    Ilyana for the Reverie Maze.
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    Lost in a Maze! [A Reverie Event]

    I like how the roll value for right turn was also the roll for Ilyana. 👀
  12. Dolor Aeternum

    I mean, really now

    The orc flashed a grin as he got his way and stared long at Erin before moving to put on the suit. Xavier took some time placing the mesh suit on his massive body, fumbling with some of the wires and looking visibly uncomfortable as the suit barely managed to fit on his bulk. The receptors came in contact with Obtenebra on some occasions which caused the black substance to recede so that it came in contact with flesh. Xavier tried to hide this as best as he could, shifting around so that the others couldn’t see but his ancient companion would be hard to conceal. After several awkward movements, Xavier seemed ready to start so he planted himself near Lycoris and then felt a tingling sensation all over his chest which caused the orc to jump before he started to see things he knew weren’t physically there. Vibrant colors assaulted his eyes from within the helm as neon signs advertised a variety of services and several avatars began walking by him without a care in the world. It was then that he noticed a certain aura around his appendages that let him know where his arms and legs were but did not look like he knew they should. Xavier would shake his arm and then shake his leg trying to regain his bearings which caused a few avatars that passed by to jerk their bodies to circle around him. The din of the crowd around him caused him to dart his head to and fro until he took a long deep breath and mumbled something to himself; a mantra to keep it together. He frantically searched for the others but only saw a silhouette of someone near him that seemed to take a long time to take shape. Attempting to poke at it, unaware that it was Erin taking her sweet time, he found his fingers slide right through which bothered him every which way. Music filled his ears as there was a band playing in this centralized area. A group of women brushed by him and had no qualms letting themselves slide around him which activated some receptors that caused nerves to fire up as he felt them go by but the orc knew they weren’t physically there. The woman scrunched their faces in mild disgust after they noticed what he was. This orc had no time to be offended as he clearly did not come prepared for this part of the job and it showed with how his body jerked at every sudden movement. In whispers, he said following to himself. “This is all for the money Xavier…just suck it up.” It seemed to help just a bit as he stood upright and looked promisingly imposing. That was his job right? To be the muscle and nothing more? Please let it be all he needed to be this time around.
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    I mean really ooc

    How much immersion will the suits actually provide? Is it more like AR or just a VR overlay on top of what Xavier can actually see?
  14. Technically Soryn's utility device may have picked up on it but maybe I will roll a die to see if Soryn notices it when he reviews the footage overnight
  15. I support the Valucre Globe for the like. I support supernal's avatar for the think. I am torn about the wow thing since it might be too ambiguous to some people and I would like to really know what the reaction means.
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    What emotion best describes your character?

    Agony - One might think I'd say agony or anguish but I believe misanthropy is currently where he is at right now. I think he is the hardest for me to pinpoint which means he is more than just physically amorphous. Ilyana - Confident. New lease on life so she believes she can do anything she wants to do. Xavier - Excited. Has that extra push now to defy stereotypes so is excited for what is to come.
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    Dolor's Character List

    Agony Agony is an ancient entity cast down by forces unknown to the land of Valucre. Comprised mostly of a dark primordial ooze that seems organic in nature but is resistant to any organic manipulation or anti-magic, it chose to observe the sentient beings of this world in an attempt to find its place and purpose. One of the leaders of the Abaddon Triumvirate, he has gone on several quests to further their agenda which consists of amassing enough power to ensure the safety of the oppressed and prevent further oppression. Valucre Exploits/Threads 1. Journey (Completed) Summary: Agony's first introduction to Valucre lies here. Confronting Alukai and Lucis DuGrace, Agony is left reeling after annoying the two relatives. Mentions of Irene Gabriela Du'Grace seem to cause the being to twitch for some unknown reason. 2. Power Beckons (Completed) Summary: Agony appears and formally displays his affiliation with an organization called the Abaddon Triumvirate. The Abaddon Triumvirate recruits several interested individuals, with Agony suddenly being joined by a curious fae named Lunara. 3. Safe riots and kidnapping (Completed) Summary: Agony along with his subordinates search for a gypsy artificer named Bruga with the intent to recruit her to the Triumvirate's ranks. There they encounter opposition from those who have kidnapped her and seek to eliminate said opposition in order to acquire a new asset. 4. Walking in a Winter Wonderland [Black Queen Arc] (Completed) Summary: Agony, along with Lunara, Rodan, and Nines attend the second coronation of the Black Queen of Orisia in an attempt to use the uncertainty of her reign to gain influence and power in the Summer Isles. Agony is disguised as a knight of Patia named Dolor. Malice, the Orisian Warlord, enters in gruesome fashion. After observing the Black Queen and other attendees, Agony hatches a plot to kidnap the depressed Black Queen to free her from her burdens but is met with opposition from Malice. Agony coaxes Lunara into providing some of her fae blood so that the queen ingests it, knowing its magical effects would make the queen easier to handle. Gabriela, the Black Queen of Orisia, ingests some bloodwyne laced with that blood out of frustration from the disaster of the coronation ceremony. Malice assumes an assassination plan is underway and thus singles Agony out to end the plan before it sees its end. Malice ejects Agony from the building, thrusting him through one of the castle windows where a fight between two behemoths commences. 5. Gardens garnished in Gore [Black Queen Arc] (Completed) Summary: Agony confronts Malice and after the warlord gains the upper hand in battle by eradicating most of Obtenebra, Agony divulges his affiliation with the Abaddon Triumvirate as well as his plan to kidnap the queen. Malice strikes a deal for Agony to become his informant within Terrenus and other lands while also introducing the potent energy of La'Ruta to him. Malice also lets Agony know he will not become an obstruction to the kidnapping plan as long as Gabriela returns to Orisia. Obtenebra learns how to regenerate itself from complete eradication thus making Agony that much more unpredictable and dangerous. 6. Maze Undue [Anima Imperium] [Black Queen Arc] (Completed) Summary: Agony and the rest of the Black Queen's kidnappers are forced to confront the two beings that care for her the most. Agony attempts to appeal to Roen's hospitable nature but the betrayal of Dr. Marigold Ravenspire sparks a series of events that see Lunara, Rodan, and Agony stuck between the Dreaded Margrave and the Carmine Emperor all while Gabriela breaks then goes into labor. Cunning allows Agony, Lunara, and Rodan to escape but not before ensuring the ill will of at least one of the pursuers and the release of a chaotic entity that was kept secret within the Anima Imperium. 7. Long Road Home [Black Queen Arc] (Completed) Summary: After the events that occurred at the Anima Imperium, the three members of the Abbadon Triumvirate involved (Agony, Lunara, and Rodan) quickly distance themselves from the chaos they caused. During their travel, they are forced to come to terms with their failure and what this means for the organization going forward given the betrayal of Nines and Dr. Marigold Ravenspire. Rodan and Lunara, both disguised as human females, confront Agony and insist that he tell them why he had kidnapped the Orisian queen as well as why he had left them in the dark throughout the entire process. Agony admits his failure and admits his obsession with power prompting everyone to agree that proper communication is paramount if they intend to continue to work together. They travel to Hell's Gate where Agony acquires another asset and Lunara also brings in an acquaintance of hers to help Rodan return to Weland. 8. Lirrey Lines (Ongoing) Summary: Agony and Lunara head to Yh'mi where they take on a job offer from Doctor Xeyal to travel to Lirrey. Their main objective is to escort the doctor's servant Sasha in exchange for a favor of their choosing and also a means to travel easily past the Order of the White Hand's defenses into Yh'mi. Lunara yearns to acquire power she feels lies in Yh'mi while Agony accompanies her in order to pay off his blood debt to her from the events in Orisia. With the new status quo of the Abaddon Triumvirate following their failure, the already shaky bond between Lunara and Agony is put to the test. Yh'mi seeks to test them in other ways as well. Lunara acquires a whole host of new abilities after a dangerous confrontation with the Lirrey Star and Agony is worried for what that may mean for his companion. Nevertheless, they trek forward and continue their perusal of Lirrey's secrets. 9. Two if by Sea (Last Chance Raid) (Completed) Summary: Agony arrives in the midst of a large battle between the LoD and Terric military forces led by Peacekeeper Michael Commager. Masquerading as Dredge, the LoD's leader, he infiltrates the battlefield solely to gain intel concerning both sides and their abilities/resources. Forced to dynamically change between a visage of Dredge and a new one inspired by previous events, he manages to learn much more about the Order of Force Majeure's leader, Michael Commager's ability and the worth of Dredge's forces. Taking some military grade equipment, he narrowly escapes the battle but not before the military becomes aware of his presence. They choose to not apprehend him for now but that doesn't mean they will be as forgiving the next time around.
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    Dolor's Character List

    Raylon (Incoming) Ilyana (Incoming) Xavier (Incoming) Luz (Incoming)
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    I mean really ooc

    Now it is up to our leader to hash this out.
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    I mean, really now

    Erin’s challenge to his claim took Xavier back to those moments in his childhood where the only way to resolve conflict was to pummel the challenger into submission. Such was the tried and true method of the Thoro’kan tribe. Within the depths of the orc’s being he could feel himself wishing to return to his roots and it didn’t help any that Obtenebra seemed to urge him to act, threatened by Erin’s growing proximity. Xavier glared at Erin in this moment and listened to her words, not angered at all by what was being said as he realized that his own words had caused his current predicament. He couldn’t simply back down. Not in front of Lycoris and definitely not in front of Eldwine. What motivated him even more was that he knew Blob Boss would chastise him if he did not meet this challenge at all so Erin would find the orc stepping even closer to her until she could hardly see anything other than the black bulk of his upper body before her. “What is fair…isn’t what is always right. I can defend this group better than you can…” Xavier stopped himself before he began to sound much like the rest of his brethren would, flaunting there ideas of superiority with abandon. A light sigh slipped out of his mouth before he stepped back a bit and eyed the halo before continuing. “If you want to be able to run away faster, though, then I will join her and take the halo.” His massive hand motioned to Lycoris before moving his hand toward one of the halo and staring at Eldwine. The man was their ‘leader’ and ultimately he would be the determining factor here. Whoever the man placed his trust in now would give Xavier the insight he needed to know how the rest of this job might go.
  21. Ok I offered up a bit more info but just a tad more. As a rep of the Daily Weekly, Soryn needs to still be a bit cagey with the info he has. 🙃
  22. @P.N.See going to edit my post a bit now that I was able to dig into the D.W. knowledge/rumor banks some more thanks to jaistlyn so stay tuned
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    I mean really ooc

    Hmm seems I misunderstood the dialogue from Eldwine somehow. Xavier technically wouldnt care either way but I like this turn so....post incoming!
  24. @jaistlyn I used the lore articles for much of my info but wasnt sure how much I should know about the mist event. I was aware of how lengthy the event was but was ready to edit my post with more juicy details I could know to world build. 🙂
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    Bloodwatch Base [Hub] [Furthest Point]

    The sight of a young boy perched above while cleaning rifles distracted Soryn a bit as it was jarring and…well…odd. Soryn had almost forgotten that there were at least three children who had joined them in this expedition and while he was not ageist in any sense, he did question why the Order allowed them to take part. The weary reporter was no babysitter, however, and it was clear that they survived this last ordeal well enough to warrant their positions here. “Hmm.” That was all that was said under his breath in between gulps of this tasty soup. The floating device that he had been talking to earlier slowly made its way to capture the kid and then moved over to Fidelitas just as the knight removed his helm. Throughout the chaos, it was unclear how much Fidelitas actually contributed to their defenses. He made a mental note to witness how well the knight could hold his own when they encounter their next inevitable challenge. The silence that Vlad offered was more than enough for Soryn, Celeste, and his trusty floating utility device to pick up on several other things such as the shadowy figure that appeared before Selena and the troubled stance she held afterward. All of these things would likely be reviewed before he decided to tuck himself in for the night and would inform his future interactions with all involved. “What can you tell me about the Spires?” Vlad’s question caught him just after he had finished gulping down some water. Eyes shot over to Fidelitas soon after before motioned for Vlad to shift himself so that the knight could not make out what was being said lest he have superhuman hearing. “You need to be careful with questions like that around here.” Soryn would shift himself a bit closer and lean in so he didn’t have to project his voice too much. “I know only what little has been recorded and a whole litany of rumors but I will try to inform as best as I can.” A glint in his eyes denoted that Celeste was sifting through data and the minute of silence that followed was Soryn trying to make sense of what he could. “That area lies to the southwest and is home to a being called Lun’silth that has been rumored to be behind some of Yh’mi’s most horrible events in the past years. The spires and mists are rumored to have been catalyzed by some mysterious entity with even more mysterious motives. Knights such as the one over there will tell you to steer clear of them and try to actively prevent any expeditions there.” Soryn moved to take some water and take a large gulp before continuing. “All I know about the mists are that few have ever returned alive and those who have endured hardships that I am still trying to uncover more info on. There was a scientist named Buford Atwater that catalyzed a large scale phenomenon that saw spires and mists all across the continent before it was resolved by some brave souls. He somehow was gifted with the ability to create portals and use the mists to his advantage. Who or what equipped him with those abilities is still up to question apparently." Soryn caught himself then and seemed to decide to end his information transfer to Vlad then...at least for now. "Such impactful events are par for the course when it comes to Yh’mi. I personally believe there is just far too much mystery throughout that area and the unexplored to take the one-sided approaches that the Order has taken but if you plan on uncovering any of it then make sure you are adequately prepared. You’ve just seen what a whole group of us had to endure. I’d imagine you’d face much more harrowing circumstances alone.” Soryn’s face attempted to evince warning but that did not mean he thought Vlad incapable. Terrenus was full of people defying odds from all of his experience reporting for the Daily Weekly so he would never believe someone incapable without good reason. Of course, that did not make anyone impervious to the truth of their own abilities nor the bitter truth he now saw in Yh’mi. He who traverses Yh’mi courts death or travail. @P.N.See