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Solstice Plot

It's going to be a long night Fortuna.


The Winter Solstice for Fortuna is approaching and will take place on December 26th. Typically the longest night of the year, this one will be darker and deeper than perhaps any of Fortuna's ragtag residents have previously known. The cold will be biting deep in a way that overcomes all clothes. Even fires and supernatural powers can't keep this chill from stealing right into your bones. And the next day...

The sun won't rise. Prepare for some overlasting night Fortuna. Who knows, maybe the dark won't be all that bad. ...Right?

Through the 29th characters will find themselves growing depressed, increasingly so. Warmth, cheer, hope; all of these feelings will become harder and harder to hold onto. It seems as if all the things you can remember lately are the bad ones. How you failed this or suffered through that, how there's not one single redeeming thing about this world. This life. If you're not careful you might even... become a little suicidal.

Of course. One of you will know what's going on. He'll see the signs as well as the "faces" to your grief. He might even tell you! Regardless whether he does or not though on the 30th all of you with chips will be able to see what he sees:

Dementors.

Soul-sucking fiends with the intent of feeding off all your happiness and leaving every man, woman and child in a state of absolute despair. Think you can handle this threat, Fortuna?

Dementors can't be killed but they can be driven off. For a time. On the 31st every character will receive a private message on their communicator with one of three maps attached depending on their current location.

"And within the bottom of the box lay one final ill."
[Dissimulo | Discedo | Spero]


At each location characters will find a plain, simple wooden box with a familiar looking note attached. Use this  H O P E. Strange... Yet are you really going to question it?

While you do ponder be careful. The longer you're around each box, the more you'll attract the dementors. Wait too long and they'll come at you in waves. One might even attempt to give you a little kiss. When opened each box will unleash a wave of silver light that will engulf its respective city, driving the dementors out for good. ...But at a price. The opener of each box will find themselves aged. Decrepitly so. Bones that creak, hands that tremble, eyes that peer from deep sockets- it's as if the box has stolen all your years and then some. As if you almost became... a dementor. Physically at least.

The effects will reverse themselves over the course of the next few days and by January 4th each box opener will be the same as ever. If perhaps a little older in spirit after their harrowing adventure if no longer body.

On January 1st the sun will finally rise and the event will be over! For their trouble everyone will receive a small stash of chocolate. When eaten it'll bring warmth and good cheer back to those still feeling the effects of the dementors.



This is the end of December plot and as evidenced by the above we're in need of THREE VOLUNTEERS. On December 31st we will be throwing up a log in discedo_logs for those who wish to find the box and fight off the subsequent dementor hoards (note: even if your character doesn't end up being one of the box openers we encourage you to participate in the log; for fun and well, it's no good for someone to open the box if they turn into a soulless vegetable before they can, right?). If more than three people volunteer we will assign each character a number and use a random number generator until we have three chosen volunteers. The chosen volunteers will be announced December 29th, this gives everyone five days to volunteer.


FAQ
Q. I want to run into a dementor! But I'm not comfortable/don't wish to NPC the dementor myself.
You can leave a request here on this post and either a mod or another player (if any players want to volunteer their time) can NPC a dementor for you. Just make certain to link them when you eventually put the thread up!

Q. Can my character commit suicide/go crazy from despair and run on a mass murder spree?
Yes! Death is not a requirement of this plot, but if anyone wants to spread a little of it around we encourage it 8)

Q. My character is unchipped, can they still fight the dementors even if they can't see them?
Yes! Though they might want to team up with a chipped character to help them pinpoint the dementors locations and avoid any incoming attempts on their soul.

Q. It's going to be awfully dark for a long time, where can my character get a light?
Aside from making their own torches and fires or finding the random old flashlight in buildings, characters will be able to find lights in the following places:
Dissimulo→ the Hunting Supply store has camping lanterns and a small supply of flashlights, the Hardware store has more flashlights and a small supply of usable batteries
Discedo→ the Hardware store, North Star Super Store and Convenience Stores carry a small supply of flashlights and usable batteries each
Spero→ the Mall carries a large supply of flashlights and usable batteries, the Police Station has a small cache of flashlights and road flares

As usual all questions/concerns/etc can be asked on this post!

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alittlegreedy
Dec. 24th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
what if your character doesn't have a soul of their own...
paradoxdestined
Dec. 24th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
...lmao damn it Greed stop being special. I'm not a Harry Potter expert, but I'm going to say that means the Dementors can't kiss him (or if they do it'll have no effect). The other effects (cold, inability to think cheery thoughts, etc) should affect him though!
alittlegreedy
Dec. 24th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
snowflakes it up

okay, thank you!!
rockonbones
Dec. 25th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
HE CAN BE INVISIBLE LIKE SIRIUS BLACK
playwitchu
Dec. 25th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Sai fears the Dementors, ayuppers.
asideglance
Dec. 25th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED in Shanks saving them from a dementor or anything like that, we can plot something. Since he still has his chip in somehow.

Japan still has his in too so he can help people too?!?! It would be a lot less cool though...

And I'm open to any ideas for plotting things yes
dubiousdoings
Dec. 25th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
oh... oh I want to go on a murder spree. clive wants to go on a murder spree. we both. want to go. on a murder spree.
verdantventure
Dec. 25th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
LMFAO WOW CLIVE.
gomugomunowin
Dec. 25th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
Seconding that.
gocoldturkey
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
lmfao stfu both of you this is like my christmas tradition now
gomugomunowin
Dec. 25th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
That is a bad tradition.
handsoffdabox
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
I herd u liek murder sprees... /shot so fast
lotsoftalent
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
Fttt what even.
libertyfuckyeah
Dec. 25th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
let's see how much it takes to blow up a dementor

EXPECTO PATRONITROGLYCERINE
gomugomunowin
Dec. 25th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
WOW AMERICA

BOMBS DON'T WORK ON EVERYTHING
libertyfuckyeah
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
SO YOU THINK. THAT IS WHY IT TOOK HARRY POTTER SEVEN YEARS TO DEFEAT VOLDEMORT: NOT ENOUGH BOMBS.
gomugomunowin
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
HE DIDN'T DEFEAT HIM WITH BOMBS ANYWAY!
libertyfuckyeah
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
but if he had bombs, it wouldn't have taken seven years

magic <<<<<<<<<<<<< science
gomugomunowin
Dec. 25th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
That kinda defeats the purpose of magic, then.

And Luffy says FUCK SCIENCE.
dreamsonwings
Dec. 25th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I'm volunteering the ranger for opening box duty.

Depression is a go for my other two!
lotsoftalent
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
D: As if Adam wasn't old enough already!
dreamsonwings
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
Shush, he can go all Big Damn Hero for this one. He hasn't done much plot stuff. :P
lotsoftalent
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
GOSH, Adam.

But he has to be all OLD. WELP, time to put Adam in Fortuna's nursing home. Monday is pudding day.
dreamsonwings
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
/excuse him while he hides and naps now.
lotsoftalent
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
We'll visit you every other day, Grandpa Adam!
mysterycross
Dec. 25th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Norway is going to have maaaaaaaajor depression. If anyone wants to keep him from doing anything drastic, that's cool.

Volunteering Yusei for Discedo box opening duty. Otherwise he'll just be a sad panda for this event.
handsoffdabox
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Squall is moping for this one, and possibly needing to be saved from becoming monster chow. WHERE ARE FRANDS and all that good stuff, he sucks at this kind of thing.

Kadaj is, I AM NOT SURE. If anyone wants to get in a fight he's your guy! Otherwise just going around damaging buildings and stuff. I kind of want to set someplace on fire :|a SUGGESTIONS ANYONE??

Morgana I'm clueless on atm.
lotsoftalent
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
The church.

/shot
handsoffdabox
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
LMFAO HE COULD DO THAT........ HDU TAKE HIM AWAY FROM MOTHER FORTUNA HE WILL BURN ALL YOUR PRECIOUS THINGS!!!!
lotsoftalent
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Seems like something he'd do 8D.

THAT CHURCH IS OBVIOUSLY MOCKING HIM. IT NEEDS TO BURN 8U.

Need to app my Yuffie up in this piece.
lotsoftalent
Dec. 25th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
Won't be her usual cheery mood and trying not to spiral into a deep depression.
fierybluebird
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
Marco's gonna need some rescue. He will be emoing all over the place.
u_n_asplode
Dec. 25th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
Flandre here will probably be moping around for a bit before she realizes "oh you Discedeo". Then she'll be Irritated.

She is also unchipped, very powerful and good for chasing Dementors away!

...except that she can't see them. THIS CALLS FOR TEAMWORK.
wandthief
Dec. 25th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)
The lone Harry Potter character...
Wow. :D This feels like some kind of welcome gift, thank you, mods! XD

Alright so if anybody wants to run into Grindelwald to find out what it is they can't see but he can, feel free to tag me. I'll be sure to have an open post up about this! Or ask me anything here if you wanted to plot something, etc.

Gellert will, of course, not have his magic so can't drive them away himself (and I'll leave it open for others to be the heroes with the boxes - unless you do need a third, mods! Gellert would certainly risk opening it.)

Lastly, the dementors will affect him but perhaps not as badly as some since he is Mr Optimism and can remain strangely cheery after (future) 50 years of prison and facing certain death. Then again, the frustration might make him angry, which is never good. Lucky he has no magic then...
isolatedpiece
Dec. 25th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, Ange is rather.. prone.. to suicidal feelings, so I'll see if something might happen with that, oops. If there's anyone who wants to plot with her (or Yukiteru, but I pretty much already have him covered for this plot) feel free to hit me up!
collarpops
Dec. 26th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Ange let's be sad together....
isolatedpiece
Dec. 26th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
Jack can you keep her away from high buildings for the duration of the event.. please...
collarpops
Dec. 26th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
but Jack likes high buildings.....
isolatedpiece
Dec. 26th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
don't be surprised if she jumps off!! ... dfjkghkdfg oh god no that would be so horrible.
andifell
Dec. 25th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Lol what happens to an Angel?

he is unchipped so he won't see them, but he's probably going to team up with the Wincheters, as per usual.

He can..I guess the best way to describe it, is to say he can create a very bright light, like from the palm of his hand. He can also 'smite' things. But since dementors can't die, he'll be able to just get rid of them for a little while? Regardless, he can teleport around and away from them, etc. he has a lot of tricks uphis sleeve, so to speak.

I guess, comment if you guys have any ideas, plotting, etc.? :)
travelin_on
Dec. 25th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
Considering where I took him from? Sam and Cas will again have their hands full with Dean. Only instead of being difficult and angry, he's going to be... well... emoing so hard it's not even funny.

I don't know that he'll want to help at all. They can certainly try to get him out of the apartment, but I doubt it will work.
madwashu
Dec. 28th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
>.>; Well... over 20,000 years worth of depression possibilities... Washu will not be the happiest person on the planet...
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