The weather turns cold- this is the birth month of Ilya. She is the deity who took humans and gave them protection. She is said to lurk in the darkness of the long nights, waiting for an opportunity to trick those who do not yet know themselves. It is a dangerous time to be adventuring.
10/4 - Chapter 1
Anonymity provides protection, but also encourages one to act without restraint. People wear masks to protect themselves from spirits, but many of the masked act suspiciously in turn. Effigies are built to condemn the wrongs of community leaders, and fun pushed too far can spin into acts of violence.
Still, despite the potential darkness of the season, there is an undercurrent of tentative joy, too. The freedom in assuming another identity allows one to experience life through a different lens for a short period, which can be very liberating. Others will treat you like whatever mask you don, and you are expected to do the same to them.
Chapter 1's prompts are both due on the 24th and each have their own raffle pool! Participation will put you into a drawing for an artifact, which will be the center of attention going forward for this event. By completing these prompts, you also have a chance at an Artifact MYO! More details will be released as things progress.
Ilya's Children must be completed before Ilya's Warning can be completed.
10/25 - Chapter 2
The night has come! The effigies have been built, the crowds have arrived thirsty for their harmless retribution, and the fire has been set.
But something is wrong.
Why does it smell like roasting meat? At first it is easy to brush off-- during festivities, even ones that are not food centric, vendors often take advantage of the crowd. But the smell turns more insidious-- the scent of rotting, the acrid smell of burning fur and feathers. The crowd shifts from joyous noise to unsettled muttering as the smell permeates the air. A quick thinking chimia douses the effigies, and the charred straw falls away to reveal charred bodies. Those who are closest reel back, and an alarmed cry quickly rises. Perhaps it is a mercy that the victims were already dead before the effigies were set ablaze.
The Aegis are spurred into action, guiding the crowd in evacuating the plaza and setting up a perimeter. In the early hours of the morning, signs have already been posted:
SEEKING: Information on a series of disappearances and serial killings.
A single Aegis stands at the bulletin boards, unprepared perhaps to take questions regarding the crime scene.
24 participants have entered the game-- and one of them is the killer. Participants have a week to seek answers! The first to correctly guess the killer wins the game, and an Artifact MYO Slot.
- Each person only gets 1 guess! Use it wisely. Submit guesses here.
- You may question the NPC(s) as much as you want! You MUST state questions in character. NPC dialogue threads will be in the comments of this event. For organizational purposes, a new NPC comment will be posted each day. You may continue current conversations in the old thread, but please start new conversations in the new ones. (talksprites are optional)
- In the discord in #event-signups you may roll 1d20 once a day up to a total of THREE TIMES overall to make an investigation. You must state what your character is investigating beforehand (ex: going to try to ask around taverns).
the killer is one of these...
10/26 - Chapter 3
The city was sent into a flurry as many set themselves towards the investigation of the string of murders which had been ongoing. 5 Rep has been granted to those who participated the most in investigation rolls (Maria, Lepraton, Kamikins, Mellochase, Kouyne, and Countrygangrel). 15 Rep has been granted to those who posted the most interrogation comments (to Loch and Iphae).
The descriptions hashed together across multiple sources of information paint a gruesome picture-- a tolka with the fangs and ears of an immanu, who carries a lantern in the dark of night. Still, it is only one individual-- the Aegis focus their efforts on the north half of town, setting up patrols and blockades to try to apprehend this individual.
The trees of Ynoch north shake with trepidation. Vala hears the words of her mother: The killer has left his den and hides within me. The Aegis have secured the town, but who will hunt down the monster?
Due to the quick end of Chapter 2, an impromptu RP event is taking place in the discord tonight! All participants will get Rep, but this is mostly meant to be for fun. Please feel free to join us!
10/26 - Epilogue
After a rough encounter, it was discovered that the source of the chaos was an artifact. The Soul Lantern has disappeared for the time being, but at the very least it was purged thanks to the efforts of Vala, Lakas, Angel, and the sacrifice of Ynoch, and those it was possessing were rescued.
RP participants have had their REP distributed! The Watcher and the Soul Lantern have gone to Lei as the winner of the secret raffle roll for Ilya's Warning. An additional ticket has been rolled, and the winner (splatterclaw) will get the NPC which doubled as the boss of Chapter 3, OFF-218. Thank you all for participating!
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