[EVENT] Ilya's Trials

Posted 3 weeks ago :: Last edited 14 hours ago by junijwi

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.

Prompts

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.

Raffle rewards (one per winner) for Ilya's Children
  • 1 Fysa Tincture
  • 15 Esse
  • 10 Esse
  • 1 Odd Tune
  • 1 Odd Tune
  • 50 Rep
Raffle rewards (one per winner) for Ilya's Warning
  • 1 Artifact

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.

INVESTIGATION GAME

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).

PARTICIPANTS

the killer is one of these...

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MARIDEE

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POET

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SAFFRON

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MOTKA

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LOHRIAN

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DROHIR

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DAKA

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OTTOLE

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ROAN

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LETO

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ROWAN

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AWALUU

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CHARA

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TRITON

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WHIPSTITCH

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CEPHEUS

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RHIATH

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VALARANDIRASTAH

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IPHAE

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MYRRH

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LAKAS

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LOCH

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KAE

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PIZAZZ

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?

ROLEPLAY EVENT

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.

FINAL PRIZES

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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junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member
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Reply to this comment with your ACCUSATIONS. You may only guess the serial killer ONCE. You do not have to accuse in character.

2020-10-25 01:49:58 (Edited 2020-10-25 01:50:03)



Lepraton Avatar

Drohir accuses Kae.

2020-10-26 18:51:20



junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member

The killer is not Kae!

2020-10-26 18:55:38



kouyne Avatar
kouyne
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Kae seems to be accusing Awaluu.

2020-10-26 18:53:54 (Edited 2020-10-26 18:56:09)



junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member

The killer is Awaluu!

Your MYO Artifact Slot will be granted shortly. Stay tuned for the epilogue ;)

2020-10-26 18:56:40



junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member

Nervous Aegis Talksprite

He addresses the crowd, and his voice cracks as he tries to speak up.

W-- we are looking for any information regarding the series of disappearances and killings that have occurred recently! We.. we are offering Esse to those who provide this information. If you have any questions, I will do my best to answer them!

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If you provide the information that you obtain from your INVESTIGATION rolls on discord today, you will get 1 esse! You must make your posts in character.

2020-10-25 02:08:02 (Edited 2020-10-25 02:14:15)



maria Avatar

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Loch's body language is carefully unreadable, tone of voice flat.

People're saying the effigies that got burned tonight're different from the ones that went up yesterday. You said something about a reward for my intel?

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2020-10-25 17:57:50 (Edited 2020-10-26 00:36:17)



junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member

Angry Aegis Talksprite

The Ptheran suddenly looks indignant.

We've had Aegis posted in the square the entire time! The feat of magic that would require is... unless...

He trails off, but still looks concerned as he hands a glowing Speck over for the trouble.

You're 100% sure?

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One Esse has been granted.

2020-10-25 18:02:50 (Edited 2020-10-25 20:48:07)



maria Avatar

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Unless what?

He pauses, only answering once the Speck has been safely pocketed.

Pretty sure, yeah. 'Less you think the guys that put 'em up were lying.

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2020-10-25 18:21:32 (Edited 2020-10-26 00:36:02)



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Rhiath straightens up as he approaches, his fur fluffing up a bit, though his crown flickers briefly and his tail sways nervously.

"Upon asking around, it appears that disappearances have become more... common. I hate to say it, but numbers suggest there may even be more bodies, yet to be found. Disappearances have been especially frequent in both the north and the west side of town."

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talksprite done by the wonderful silver

2020-10-25 21:11:52 (Edited 2020-10-26 03:27:37)



junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member

Normal Aegis Talksprite

The watcher seems appreciative of Rhiath's approach and information.

That'll help us narrow down our search. I hope that further disappearances don't occur-- but we should strengthen our patrols there in case they do. Many thanks.

The watcher flips Rhiath some Esse, then clears their throat.

You're not going to go walking around there, are you? I mean... just be mindful. There's talk of strange lights. More strange than usual, if you know what I mean. I don't think a chimia is behind all this after all.

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One Esse has been granted.

2020-10-25 21:27:33



kouyne Avatar

Kae patiently waits until others have cleared themselves from speaking to The Watcher, her voice relatively soft as to keep this strictly between them.

"I did some searching and noted that some suspicious looking footprints on the trail near the effigy lead over to the square were council meets are held, and they went out further parallel to the wall that would separate the square from the town entirely. They were definitely trying to be sneaky, if it's them... It also seemed to belong to a folk with feet bigger than a leyr, though I can't be certain on exactly what species they might belong to. . . Sorry."

2020-10-25 21:17:52



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junijwi Avatar
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Adair and Edel Talksprite

Today it seems these two are stationed to guard the plaza where the bodies were found, among others. Adair, the Rrex, wears the ranking of a Sentinel, while Edel has no visible indication of rank. They seem to be keeping an eye on the scene to prevent tampering, rather than forbidding access altogether.

You-! What is your business?

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If you provide the information that you obtain from your INVESTIGATION rolls on discord today, you will get 1 esse! You must make your posts in character.

2020-10-26 02:44:00 (Edited 2020-10-26 03:28:19)



maria Avatar

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Loch approaches stiffly, glancing only briefly at the crime scene before he makes a beeline for the sentinel and their charge.

Hey. You Adair? I heard you were on duty here yesterday morning. Did you see anything out of the ordinary?

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2020-10-26 02:52:25



junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member

Adair and Edel Talksprite

Adair wrinkles his nose slightly, stiffening and raising one brow.

Sure. Idiot youths are always causing trouble. You want to hear about the want-to-be rogues or the drunk pisser?

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2020-10-26 03:35:24 (Edited 2020-10-26 03:35:31)



maria Avatar

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Loch glances at Edel, deliberating with himself. She looks young, but if she's old enough to be doing this job, surely she's old enough to be around for this conversation. His gaze returns to Adair.

Oh, both, if you've got the time. And I assume you do, since you're just standing here.

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2020-10-26 03:38:48



kamikins Avatar

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My business is with you, rrex.

Iphae approaches the Sentinel with no hesitation, his presence confident and quite intimidating. The leyr's fiery gaze moves from Edel perched on Adair's shoulder to Adair himself.

I've heard whispers that you were the guard on watch this morning. If that's true then surely you would have seen something. I find it hard to believe that you didn't unless you're intentionally turning a blind eye to these killings.

Iphae extends his wings a bit, making himself look more imposing than he already does in an attempt to show this rrex that he means buisness

What do you say to that?

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2020-10-26 02:56:28 (Edited 2020-10-26 14:10:08)



junijwi Avatar
junijwi Staff Member

Adair and Edel Talksprite

Adair scowls. He's short for a rrex, standing several feet beneath Iphae's impressive height-- but he's old and cranky and doesn't seem flustered. Unlike yesterday's Watcher, he doesn't have the means to be cordial, neither.

I say you should probably stop listening to the ramblings of Aria, you deranged, demented hunter.

Adair spits to the side, teeth bruxing as the other squares up.

Do not think I have not heard of you. You are a bully and a killer, no honor in that. No honor in that at all.

He doesn't step back, but places a hand on the short sword on his side. Notably, his tail is too short to wield a tailblade proper. Edel remains silent.

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2020-10-26 03:42:37



samrathiel Avatar

Image Vala runs up to the sentinel and his companion, leaping up onto his free shoulder as she struggles to catch her breath.

You! I was searching the western side of the city! Someone tried to attack me! Someone really really big! Oh I barely escaped.... It was so scary!

she sniffles softly, wiping a tear from one of four eyeless sockets

Please, can I stay with you for a few minutes?

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2020-10-26 04:11:00 (Edited 2020-10-26 04:15:32)



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