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Save the Earth Mods ([personal profile] theearth) wrote in [community profile] saveyourselves2014-12-14 07:09 pm
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Fourth Wall / Visitor Event (2nd-5th of January)

Date: 2nd-5th of January
Location: Within all echo boundaries
Who: All fictional characters

• Opt-in through a "-fourth wall" tag. There will also be posts put up by the mods to allow the fourth wall characters to put up threadstarters in log or network post format.

• There will be the following events/activities in the various echo boundaries during the 4th wall (visiting characters and current StE-characters alike are "numbered"):
- 2nd, all locations: A sudden surge in Vermini and Vermedi activity! Some of them are aggressive towards the numbered and will attack, but some seem rather interested in herding or baiting people with numbers towards other people with numbers... They clearly want as many numbered as possible to be together or at least not be alone today.
- 3rd, Lapland: There's a snowmobile race north of Rovaniemi and someone that totally isn't an alien, why would you think so signed up a good number of people that all happen to have numbers. Will you take up the challenge?
- 4th, all locations: Something is off. Numbered will find themselves teleported to random places within the echo boundaries - perhaps you are now in the middle of dark, snowy Lapland, or in the heat of the Australian jungle? In a casino in Las Vegas or a castle in Germany? Or in your friend's shower in Locke?
- 5th, Las Vegas: Bestselling author Roy Locke is cooperating with some of his fans and a few people from media and politics to throw a New Year's party, especially inviting all those who have numbers. He would like to meet as many numbered as possible!

You are free to tag around to your heart's content even after the fifth, but no new posts may be made anymore.

Information for visitors

• The basics of StE can be found summarized in our new player guide.

• This might be called fourth wall event, but please do not truly fourth wall other characters. Simply use the "slightly different" method, for example: Even if your character watched Star Wars on TV, they will now have watched "Star Battle" in which Lucas Moonrunnuer is Dark Viper's son, so they can't tell Luke Skywalker about his parentage.

• Allowed are all fictional characters. This includes, appable characters aside, also characters that have too little canon information to be apped as well as CRAUs from other games. This excludes real persons, personal accounts, and so on. Doubles of characters that are already in the game are fine. If you're uncertain, please ask!

• There are two ways for characters to come into StE for the fourth wall:
- As they are in canon/their original universe. Players are asked to modify their characters at their discretion if alterations are necessary (to have them survive or not break the universe upon arrival, etc). You do not have to powercap/humanize your character unless it severely impacts their ability to function in-game!
- As StE-AUs. Characters that come in AU-ed may have up to five echoes by the end of the fourth wall - these can either be gained during it or already be present at its beginning. Please do not use the echo post for these, but this thread. If such characters app afterwards and are accepted, they may retain these echoes, though they will, like everyone, not remember what happened during the fourth wall.

• Both types of visitors may not leave the echo boundaries (Locke City (America), Las Vegas (America), the Neuschwanstein Area (Germany/Austria), Lapland (Finland) and the Christmas Island (Australia) (for brief descriptions of the locations check the setting page). They will simply vanish if they do and respawn on the platform of the teleporter in Locke City, no matter where they left the boundaries.

• Visitors will have access to the network: This means that all visitors will have their very own number, and by writing this on any surface will be able to access the text, audio and video function that connects them with all other characters. Please note that there are only two privacy settings: Open to all and locked to one single person; there is no in-between.

• For more information, either check the navigation or ask below in the General Questions thread!

Information for current StE characters

• Once the 4th wall is over, all that happened will be forgotten by numbered and unnumbered alike, and all that the visitors altered will vanish. Newspapers, security cameras, etc will simply not cover the days between the 2nd and the 5th. With one exception: If the player wishes so, every character can keep one brief memory and one minor item.

• It's perfectly fine to bring in characters for the fourth wall that are too close to other characters of yours to app them!

• Up to two 4th Wall threads can be used towards AC.

Please use this post to plot among yourselves, announce whom you might bring, request characters... And direct all questions and comments to the mods to the "General Questions" thread below and not the post in general.
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[personal profile] espigeonage 2014-12-15 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
One brief memory and one minor item kept - do these include echoes, or just memories of the visitors and things they brought or made? Do they forget everything completely and have a sinister blank space or assume nothing important happened in those days, so the brief memory is like a vision without context?

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Re: General Questions

[personal profile] elfstone 2014-12-15 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hypothetically, if I were to bring in Aragorn for this, could I have Aaron Strider temporarily regain his Echoes, or would it have to be a different reincarnation, or would he have to start out echoless? Would he have his memories of in game events from before he lost his Echoes?

What would the policy be here for maybe bringing back a dropped character for the event, is what I am saying

...also going to ask here: what would people, hypothetically, rather see: Sketch Doctor Aaron Strider or Actual Canon Full-Fledged Trash Hobo Aragorn?

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[personal profile] ursoreckless 2014-12-15 09:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hobo Strider? He can find a room in the not!haunted old school house that L decided is center for Numbered and Shou is going to pimp out~
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[personal profile] arrowpoint 2014-12-15 09:24 am (UTC)(link)
Okay I am entirely biased because I wasn't here for Aaron - but I would love to see canon!Aragorn meet this totally blonde hippie vegan with failing-at-life issues.

Re: General Questions

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[personal profile] gogoghostpowers 2015-01-02 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, so, question about Chuck because he's in a weird case of where he never really lost his echoes and never really disappeared from the world at all--the only change is that, OOCly, I have the opportunity to play him a bit more without committing to a full character slot.

So, given that ICly nothing about his numbered status or anything has changed between his drop and me bringing him back for 4th wall, would the "everyone forgets he was there/what he said" rule still hold for him/characters that interact with him?
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[personal profile] stefanged 2015-01-05 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Would it be possible to have a joint post between an in-game character and a 4th wall character? :|b Or should I just have the 4th wall character I have in mind post to the mod post? (The character I'm thinking of, in particular, is Stefan's little sister, who is normally a NPC, so it would be reasonable for her to hang around him and see the Network through his laptop, maybe?)
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Re: General Questions

[personal profile] scarlet_devil 2015-01-23 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't find the right place for this, but can seeing Girlycard/Kit Struluson's transformation be Emi's memory?
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[personal profile] and_taxes 2015-01-01 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
wait I forgot to do this wow

Death (Discworld)
Pre-event (recurrence): the Hogfather getup. Kicked in while she was filling in for someone and being Mrs. Claus at some event.

(Christmas lights): tier 2, turning into a really tall skeleton with glowing eyes that TALKS LIKE THIS. But no one can notice unless they're close to death, a small child, a cat, or magic. Possibly networked people could.

Raava (Legend of Korra)
Pre-event (months before; Wise Snake?): tier 1, mental distance from humanity
Pre-event (Christmas Lights): tier 2, being a spirit and shaped like this.
and tier 1, some spirit powers - floaty flight, size depends on mood and how much "dark energy" is around, semi-tangibility/rapid healing, ability to possess people (though everyone but Korra would quickly be mutated or killed by this).

Korra (Legend of Korra)
Pre-event (visit to an echo zone, months ago): Tier 1, blue eyes.
Pre-event (lights above her home): Tier 2, strength and durability (fight in twenty pounds of chain like it ain't no thing, lift a man tied to a chair above her head one-handed; take eight rounds of an attack that one-shots normal people and still fight)
(lights on TV): Tier 1, attunement to spirits, ability to stand possession without being changed or killed.

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[personal profile] eternalprincess 2015-01-02 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Pyjak
Character: Kaguya Wakahisa (Kaguya Houraisan)
Canon Touhou Project

Reason for Echo: Moving into an Echo area
Type and tier: Tier 1, Memory.
What is returned: A brief memory of a silver haired woman in red and blue calling her 'Hime-sama.'

Reason for Echo: Vemini/Vermedi encounter.
Type and tier: Tier 2, Power.
What is returned: Her ability to manipulate eternity. Basically, she can make things untouched by the passage of time by thinking about it.

oops, forgot this.

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[personal profile] gokai_red 2015-01-02 06:37 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Ken
Character: Captain Marvelous, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

Reason for Echo: Refined Shell
Type and tier: Tier 1, Item
What is returned: The Gokaiger Mobirates, their personal transformation item.

Reason for Echo: Spying the lights over Germany/Austria on TV.
Type and tier: Tier 2 (October), Item + Memory
What is returned: The Gokai Red Ranger Key, and the knowledge of how to use its powers. Which basically means allowing him to transform freely into a red, spandex clad space pirate superhero.

Reason for Echo: Lights over Lapland
Type and tier: Tier 2, Items
What is returned: The Aba Red and Tyranno Ranger Ranger Keys, allowing transformation into the Red Rangers from Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger and Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.

Reason for Echo: Lights over Christmas Island
Type and tier: Tier 2, Memory
What is returned: Fairly extensive knowledge of "how to Space Pirate" but lacking in Marvelous's motivations or any real context beyond knowledge that he overthrew a freaking empire. This does well for his ego, totally.

Reason for Echo: Vermini Encounter
Type and tier: Tier 1, Item
What is returned: The Deka Red Ranger Key, allowing transformation into the Red Ranger from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.

.........................this is all a shot in the dark, really. LET'S FIND OUT.

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[personal profile] solvethepuzzle 2015-01-02 08:50 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Misty

Character: Nate "Near" River (Nathan River)
Reason for Echo: (Pre-event, sometime in autumn) Encounter with a ghostly presence.
Type and tier: Tier 1 - Item
What is returned: One of Near's favourite toys, specifically this boxy-looking robot

Character: Nate "Near" River (Nathan River)
Reason for Echo: (Pre-event) Seeing the Lapland light on television.
Type and tier: Tier 2 - Memory
What is returned: Remembers that he grew up at a special orphanage in England, called Wammy's House. How it was special, he won't know, but the memory comes along with the strong feeling that even though he was only one of the place's charges, he was considered quite important and capable of something great.
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[personal profile] moonflight 2015-01-02 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Steve Lung / Firedrake | Dragonrider

Pink Light over Christmas Island - Tier 2
A sensitivity to other mythological beings. His (for now skin) itches when another mythological being is nearby. With this comes a dragon's resistance to supernatural deathly attacks - many things that would kill everyone else, like the cry of an basilisk, will only cause him discomfort.

Teleporter Usage - Tier 2
Breathing Fire! The fire for now only comes with the property of being warm, and none of the supernatural properties.

Recurrence - Tier 2 (January)
Seeing a dragon for the first time gives him silver scales and wings that will slowly grow until they are the right size (in proportion to his body).
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[personal profile] missvicegirl 2015-01-02 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Raz
Character: Luka Milfy (reincarnate Lucy Madison)

Reason for Echo: Refined Shell
Type and Tier: Tier 1, Item
What is returned: Mobirates, the Gokaiger's transformation item.

Reason for Echo: Spying lights over Germany/Austria, viewed on TV
Type and Tier: Tier 2, for October
What is returned: The Gokai Yellow key, and the memory of how to utilize it and transform into Gokai Yellow.

Reason for Echo: Lights over Lapland
Type and Tier: Tier 2, items
What is returned: Two ranger keys, one for Big One from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, and Abare Yellow, from Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger

Reason for Echo: Lights over Christmas Island
Type and Tier: Tier 2, memory
What is returned: An extended memory of Luka's activity as a Space Pirate, but not Luka's past; mostly stuff about adventuring and fighting evil and kicking ass but none of the hard stuff.

Reason for Echo: Vermini encounter
Type and Tier: Tier 1, Memory
What is returned: Her first meeting with Joe and Captain Marvelous and them saving her from the Zangyack and subsequently asking her to join their crew.
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[personal profile] rainbowprotector 2015-01-02 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Airdra
Character: Akira Nijino from Ressha Sentai ToQGer
Reason for Echo: Lights over Germany
Type and tier: Item, tier 1.
What is returned: Gets him network access and the orange hard hat he wears everywhere.

Reason for Echo: Lights over Christmas Island
Type and tier: Item/Memory, Tier 2.
What is returned: A harmonica, as well as the memory of how to play one very specific song on said harmonica. It's the requiem he composed for himself, only he won't know it as such.

Reason for Echo: Lights over Lapland
Type and tier: Ability, Tier 2.
What is returned: His Shadow form, as well as the ability to switch back to his human form at will.
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[personal profile] losingherhead 2015-01-02 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
whooops uh

Player Nerdman
Character Celty Sturluson

Reason for Echo Christmas Island lights
Tier 1 Head disappeared, leaving only black steam behind.
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Re: Visitor echo requests

[personal profile] snowguardian 2015-01-04 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Gilbert
Character: Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians)

Reason for Echo: Lights over Lapland
Type and tier: Tier 2, physical
What is returned: White hair and blue eyes (previously brown and brown)

Reason for Echo: Lights over Christmas Island
Type and tier: Tier 1, item
What is returned: His staff

Reason for Echo: Vermini encounter
Type and tier: Tier 1, ability
What is returned: Ability to (sort of) control frost: he can form a light frost through direct touch, and by using his staff he can fire a stream of frost to about ten metres. Both forms are weak: they won't do any more harm than be unpleasantly cold, and would be completely melted after less than five minutes in full sunlight.
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[personal profile] stefanged 2015-01-05 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Ziya
Character: Olette (Olette Alesci)
Canon: Kingdom Hearts

Reason for Echo: First Echo (growing up in an Echo area), pre-event
Type and tier: Tier 1, Memory.
What is returned: A brief memory of talking to Donald Duck, Goofy, and Sora [though she doesn't remember their names] about summer homework and how independent studies are the absolute worst.

Reason for Echo: Canon recurrence (triggered by Danny Fenton's fashion sense), happens during 4th Wall
Type and tier: Tier 1, Memory.
What is returned: A brief memory of how characters in Twilight Town are dressed, with far too many zippers and belts to be remotely healthy. (She also remembers her original canon appearance.)
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Re: Visitor echo requests

[personal profile] misa_amane 2015-01-06 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Pensulliwen
Character: Misa Amane
Canon: Death Note

Time: Pre-event
Reason for Echo: first kiss
Type and tier: Tier 1, memory
What is returned: Light Yagami's face

Time: 4th wall
Reason for Echo: Hearing the name "L"
Type and tier:Tier 1, memory
What is returned: An audio message with a digitized voice accompanied by an ornate L visual playing on TV. It says "I am justice."

Time: 4th wall
Reason for Echo: Hearing the name "Rue Ryuzaki"
Type and tier: Tier 1, memory
What is returned: The face she associates with the name.
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Re: Visitor echo requests

[personal profile] solvethepuzzle 2015-01-07 08:21 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Misty

Character: Nate "Near" River (Nathan River)
Reason for Echo: (4th Wall) Vermedi encounter
Type and tier: Tier 1 - Memory
What is returned: An image of the ornate letter "N" he used to represent himself on television/computer screens while he spoke over the computer.

Character: Nate "Near" River (Nathan River)
Reason for Echo: (4th Wall) - L telling him about an elderly man going by the name "Watari", who had been his Other's caretaker.
Type and tier: Tier 1 - Memory
What is returned: That he had also been looked after by an elderly man going by that name.
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[personal profile] bythewaves 2015-01-07 01:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Tea
Character: Maglor (Tolkien)

Pre-event we're going with "saw Julien now kinda remembers Elwing and has lots of sad feelings about the sea for some strange reason it's lonely"
Tier 1, Elf ears - Liam's showing him his
Edited 2015-01-07 13:01 (UTC)
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[personal profile] elfstoned 2015-01-12 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Character: Aragorn (Aaron Strider)
Canon Lord of the Rings
Reason for Echo: Running into Vermini around the city and actually being attacked for the first time in a solid year, wow, he didn't miss this at all
Type and tier: Tier 1, item
What is returned: The useless hunk-of-glass palantir he has? Works now. He can use it to see pretty much anywhere, but isn't all that great at using it yet, and I need player permission OOC/mod permission OOC before he can use it to see a character or something plot-relevant.

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