cloakand_danger: (know-it-all ϟ not to know this)
[personal profile] cloakand_danger
Who: Yuan and anyone
Broadcast: Video
Action: The library
When: Now

[As usual for these broadcasts, Yuan is sitting with papers in front of him, some of them covered in notes.]

The last time I asked the fleet about magic, I wound up discussing elements and the underlying structure of spellcraft with some of you. I'd like to broaden that query to the rest of the audience, if I may: In your world, what are the elements of magic, or how are different spells classified?

Where I come from, there are eight elements of magic, in four opposing pairs: Fire and Ice, Earth and Wind, Lightning and Water, and Light and Darkness. Almost all spells draw on one of these elements, aside from healing magic which can but doesn't need to be elementally-aligned. How does it work where you come from?
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  • thespaceopera: (hello)
    [personal profile] thespaceopera
    [ Not long after the shuffle, there's a ripple of static over the network - loud, sudden, and seemingly with no origin. It's puzzling, but there's no indication that it's going to happen again...

    Until a minute later. Another surge of static comes in over the speakers, and then a voice - one some may find familiar, though not necessarily welcome, after all of this time... It's Diamond. Long time no speak, hmm?

    Clearly, not all is well. She sounds very far away, for one. For another, she sounds... skeptical, almost alarmed. There may actually be real concern in her voice. ]

    Again? Twice in one c--

    [ Her sentence is cut short with a strangled gasp, followed by a moment of silence. What follows may be the sound of metal dragged across metal, but it's hard to place. When she speaks again, it's uncharacteristically monotonous. ]

    ... Bring them in.

    [ A blip of lost time passes right after those words, before every passenger mysteriously wakes alone in their own unfamiliar room. The style of decor resembles that of the Marsiva's Hospitality Deck, if any passengers should remember what that's like. It sounds and smells the same as the host ship as well, all clean and chrome, but this set of rooms has only been used once, and for the very same purpose that befalls the fleet contestants now.

    As for their hosts, there is no immediate sign of them, though some may recall a series of hideous, half-electronic screams before their memories begin to blur upon arrival...

    Welcome back to the Marsiva, dear passengers. It's time for round two of calibrations. ]

    [ This mingle will cover all non-calibration room interactions. Please continue to come back to it for the duration of the plot! You are, of course, free to post any other mingles/posts/etc. that you'd like. ]
    tallasaking: (I ... did not expect that)
    [personal profile] tallasaking
    [Tyrion's face appears on the screen, scarred and faintly bemused, as he peers at the feed, then shifts something off to the side. Some sort of computing device. He shifts it again, and the screen changes, narrows, with a small bit of scripts running along the top. He sighs, shakes his head a little.]

    I need someone who has the communications augment. This ... this is not secure enough. It is secure, but not secure absolutely. Which is what we require.

    [He grumbles, and goes back to fiddling with wires.]
    unbridles: (intent)
    [personal profile] unbridles
    Who: John Laurens
    Broadcast: Fleetwide
    Action: Iskaulit, specifically Space Bar
    When: Right the heck now.

    [John can be found, as usual, in the place where alcohol is served. He's all about that. Today he's also all about something else -- specifically, drawing. He picked up a notebook planetside, and he's idly doodling things from home. Some pages are torn out and sitting beside him -- a Southern plantation house, a picture of a young dark-haired man in a Continental army uniform, flowers, turtles, all sorts of things. He looks a little wistful as he picks up the nearby drink and takes a sip.]

    Yo. So maybe it's cause I'm feelin' a little homesick, an' I figured some of y'all might be too. If anyone's around, come an' tell me about your homes! Or do it here, too, I ain't all that picky. What you miss, who you miss, all that. I feel like I should get t' know more people.

    [There's a beat.] Oh yeah, an' since I didn't really introduce myself when I first got here--name's John Laurens, lately of South Carolina. Pleased to meet all of ya.
    bi_otic: (morning coffee)
    [personal profile] bi_otic
    Who: First Breath crew and visitors
    Broadcast: as desired
    Action: SS First Breath
    When: June drift week and beyond

    [Some of the the crew have been in and out of trouble again in the last month or so, including one probably rather banged up shuttle, but a new month draws nears and with new crew members to get to know.

    Time to mingle, First Breath!
    cloakand_danger: (know-it-all ϟ not to know this)
    [personal profile] cloakand_danger
    Who: Yuan Ka-Fai and anyone
    Broadcast: Video
    Action: The library on the Iskaulit
    When: Now

    [The video feed opens up to Yuan in the library. He's once again poised to take notes as he addresses the camera.]

    A while ago, I asked about magic in other people's worlds, specifically about elves and their connection to it, or where magic originates from if not elves. Today I'd like to ask instead specifically about healing magic.

    In my world, healing magic is a little different from regular elemental spells, although most healing spells also incorporate one of the eight elements. Very few 'casters have the aptitude to learn it - I'm not one of them, so there are a lot of gaps in my understanding - and as such, those who do are sought after for their skills. I'd like to hear about healing magic in your worlds as well: is it associated with a particular element or type of magic? Can any spellcaster learn to heal, or is it restricted to certain people? What, if any, are its limitations or drawbacks?
    norwaysown: (command)
    [personal profile] norwaysown
    Who: Signy Mallory and Open
    Broadcast: Yes, first part is open network, second part is ship comm
    Action: Wonderduck
    When: Shortly after the shuffle

    Open Network - Video

    [ There’s a young-looking woman with silver hair and serious eyes addressing the network. ]

    I know that people here come from all sorts of walks of life, but I’m wondering who else has a military background. It seems like there are some things we’d be able to help each other with.

    If you can, list your rank, name, and the nature of the service.

    For myself it’s Captain, Signy Mallory, and it was a space ship, close to a thousand personnel under my command.

    Closed Broadcast to the Wonderduck

    Some of you may be aware of the fact that I was a ship’s Captain where I come from, and I have my ideas about how to run a ship now that I'm Captain of this one. I keep a tight hold on my crew, and if you disobey my orders — of which there will be more than you’re likely accustomed — you will face discipline.

    If that’s likely to be a problem for you, you’re welcome to take a transfer to another ship. In fact, I would encourage you to.

    For those of you who are staying, I’ll be in touch with updates to the ship’s rules soon.

    [ If that sounds ominous, it should. ]
    thespaceopera: (hello)
    [personal profile] thespaceopera
    Who: Anyone taking part in the heist
    Broadcast: N/A
    Action: Orfwyn Dreadhorse’s personal underground complex
    When: May 12th - 13th

    The party goes on well into the night with no sign of slowing. It’s very late into the night before there’s a good opening to slip away without notice. But eventually the opportunity finally comes, and hopefully before you’ve had too many visits to the open bar.

    But for anyone who came to the party with the intention to take part in the heist, it’s time to get down to business.


    This is the mingle for the heist! If you have any questions, head over to the OOC post.

    If you're looking just to dance, the ball can be found here!
    thespaceopera: (drifting)
    [personal profile] thespaceopera
    Who: Anyone attending the Ball!
    Broadcast: If you’d like.
    Action: Orfwyn Dreadhorse’s personal asteroid
    When: May 12th - 13th …. 14th if you really like to party.

    Welcome to the biggest party of the season! Grab a date, dress up to the nines, and get ready to party the night away! In other words, it’s a mingle! Feel free to make a top level with any prompts or styles you prefer.

    Get the Details! )


    May. 1st, 2017 01:56 pm
    ahappylie: (Tell me a story)
    [personal profile] ahappylie
    In my country we have a lot of stories of famous historical figures - some whose tales have grown as they have become more legend than person.

    Take, for example, the Tale of Musashino Benkei. TL;DR: Benkei was a loyal badass )

    [He takes a deep breath after speaking for so long. It whistles a little in his lungs, but he manages not to cough.]

    Do you have any such stories? Famous people or groups? I'd love to hear them. It would be a nice break from all the loud music.
    hollystrike: (has no right to bitch)
    [personal profile] hollystrike
    Who: Katie and you
    Broadcast: Fleetwide
    Action: Vanquish
    When: Now-ish? Though this should have been put up like a month ago, whoops

    Hey I've got a question:

    Who else has the personnel augment?
    What do you do with it?
    Are we really meant to act like counsellors?
    Do you act as your ship's therapists?
    Or do you just really like the nice room you get?
    What do you do with the nice room?
    I turned mine into a blanket fort.
    Should I post a sign saying THE DOCTOR IS 

    [Actually, it hasn't been a blanket fort in months now, but psh. IT IS IN SPIRIT, OKAY.]

    This is obviously a very important and singular question.
    Less important: do you know anything about souls?  Know any soul magic?
    thespaceopera: (relapse)
    [personal profile] thespaceopera
    Who: Everyone!
    Broadcast: Possibly!
    Action: April System
    When: Month of April!

    [Welcome to the Belt, a huge asteroid belt that's been terraformed for life. Here you can explore the different asteroids, become a rock star, race on some ATVs, enjoy not being underwater.

    In other words, it's a mingle! Get in everyone!

    > System Info ]
    maledictus_semper: credit@maledictus_semper (daemon)
    [personal profile] maledictus_semper
    Who: Ardyn Izunia and YOU
    Broadcast: Yes
    Action: SS Red Fish and Fleet Wide
    When: Now

    SS Red Fish:

    Hello there, friends! Ardyn Izunia here to honour you all with his presence. How is everyone adapting to their new ships and prisons, hm? The food is quite distasteful I have found. A pity our charming hosts couldn't have used their imagination a little more to whip up something more....delectable.

    [Please feel free to ignore this guy's rambling over the network. He loves to talk. As for those already on the SS RED'll know this guy by now.]

    Now, down to more serious matters. I address you fine people on this network to ask some rather important questions.

    [He adjusted his fedora and composed himself slightly.]

    During my last scuffle with another crew member I realised that my powers were limited somewhat. In fact, I could not use them to my full potential at all. Also, I bled for the first time in years. This is not supposed to happen. At all.

    Tell me, does anyone else have magical powers and if so, have yours been handicapped in anyway now that you're here aboard these ships? I am certain that or hosts are capping our powers so that we do not destroy each other or their fleet. If someone will enlighten me on this I will be very grateful. I may even reward you.

    [Don't take too much notice of that. This guy is a liar and a good one at that.]

    Another question and this is to our captors, our alien friends, or captains or whomever they might be.

    What technology is being used to power these ships and how are new ships just created to quickly to accommodate new crew members? I find it astounding that such feats of engineering can be accomplished in such a short length of time. It's almost impossible.

    I, myself, use a technology back home known as Magitek. Some of you out there might know what I am referring to.

    [As in Luna, Noct and Ignis. You hate his Magitek soldiers, don't you?]


    [Those who might be wandering around on the SS RED FISH might find themselves in the kitchen area, where Ardyn is currently tasting all the different gels. His faces are dictating which he likes more and which he downright hates. Feel free to come and pester him at your will.]

    Disgusting. I wouldn't feed this one to my dog. If I had one.

    [Umbra. How could he forget?]

    Engine Room:

    [Now, this is a room that the Chancellor is interested in a lot. The engines. The power of the ship. The heart of the beast. Ardyn slid his hand along one of the humming walls and smiled. He could almost taste it's power. He was curious as to what drove the engines.]

    Such technology. Who designed you, hm? I wonder how you'd fare up against my Magitek engines back home.

    [Picking up a tool from the ground, he rolled it over in his hand a few times just thinking. If you happen upon him in the engine room he'd be in deep thought.]

    Med/Science Lab:

    Well now, what do we have here?

    [Ardyn was enjoying his self-guided tour aboard the SS RED FISH and was now in the medical bay it seemed. This is where all the science and first aid happened. He sat on one of the beds and placed his arms behind his head, relaxing somewhat. If anyone walked in right now they'd find him sprawled out on one of the med beds like a king. How fitting...]


    Mar. 30th, 2017 10:55 pm
    cloakand_danger: (talk ϟ that this world has forgotten)
    [personal profile] cloakand_danger
    Who: Yuan and whoever answers
    When: Now.
    Broadcast: Fleetwide
    Action: The library on the Iskaulit

    [The feed comes on to show Yuan in the library, with a scattering of handwritten notes in front of him. He addresses the camera in a calm, businesslike tone:]

    So there's something I've been wondering about for a while now, since I started meeting people here, and now seems as good a time as any to start a conversation on the subject: there seem to be a fair number of different kinds of elves in the Fleet. Where I come from, elven blood is the only source of magical abilities, at least for mortals. [He holds up a hand, palm upward, and a crackling ball of lightning appears hovering over it in demonstration. Once he's sure his point has been made, he lets it wink out and continues.]

    If anyone's willing, I'd like to hear about the elves of your worlds and their relationship to magic, if there is one. And if you have magic that doesn't derive from elven blood, I'd be curious to hear about how you came by it.
    imfine1111one: (Just a bystander in a sea of drama.)
    [personal profile] imfine1111one
    Who: Apollo and whoever's listening
    Broadcast: YES fleetwide; video/radio, whichever you prefer
    Action: nah, unless someone marches up to his room
    When: late at night.

    Er, so a lot of strange things seem to be happening, but none of us are dead or being attacked again, so I figure it's best not to question it.

    I'm not exactly good at this whole "support" thing, but I guess some people like talking to clear their heads? So let's talk.

    Specifically, on a scale of one to ten, what's the most illegal thing you've ever done that you care to admit?

    . . .

    I can admit I might have ulterior motives due to being a lawyer, but rest assured I don't plan on taking anyone to space court any time soon.

    lord_wizard: (reading)
    [personal profile] lord_wizard
    Who: Anyone!
    Broadcast: No
    Action: Iskaulit
    When: Feb. Drift Week (and beyond?)

    [The fleet, more or less patched up after their battle, has once again left civilization behind for empty space. Maybe it's a good time to distract yourself and get away from the endless repairs and nothingness, though there might still be cleaning up that needs to be done here too.

    Whether you're grabbing a broom or grabbing a drink, this is a fleetwide mingle for the Iskaulit.
    thespaceopera: (red alert)
    [personal profile] thespaceopera
    [The First Battle]

    [They come shooting out of the great dark. Guns blazing, no warning. The enemy ships are ragtag, mismatched, and cobbled together from spare parts. But that doesn’t make them weak. No-- years and years of scavenging have turned them into raiders, and they carry their scars with pride.

    The battle is more aggressive than previous attacks against the Fleet. Nothing deters the raiders because they’re tough, and if they see a wounded ship floundering, they have no problems swooping in and boarding. Those crews will soon learn the meaning of teamwork if they want to bring the attackers down. They infiltrate the Iskaulit as well, just in case people try to hide there. At this point they are very, very used to tracking down women and children for their slave trade.

    If asked why they’re doing this, the answer is simple.

    Spare parts have to come from somewhere.

    Don’t worry. Nothing on your ship, and no one, will go to waste.]

    [A Few Hours Later]

    [The raiders are too strong and the Fleet is failing. After what seems like an eternity of warfare, static comes in, broadcasted to the fleet at large. Something or someone is hailing them…

    The signal is untraceable and the video is complete static, but they tell the Fleet they are here to help. Ships come swooping out of the black and they open fire on the raiders. They number a dozen, maybe more, and the ships look eerily similar to the ones currently used by the Fleet, if not a bit older and battle-hardened. Their shielding and weaponry is much, much better, however-- and most of them have custom paint or other touches on their hulls.

    They’re not invincible, however. A few may end up between a rock and a hard place when the raiders surround them.

    Some older residents may remember this particular group of ships. They’re obviously helping out now, but there’s nothing stopping Fleeters from firing on their would-be saviors save a complete lack of weaponry. You do have a Security officer on board, don’t you? They’ll defend themselves by seriously injuring your ship, but they won’t destroy it for some reason. Small mercies.

    The raiders soon realize they’re outgunned and jump ship, taking their dead with them. The intercepting fleet pulls back, too, and both parties vanish back into the dark as silently and swiftly as they came. There’s a lot of cleanup to do whether your ship is disabled or you’re preparing to tow someone else.

    Hopefully, the people who saved you don’t change their minds.]

    [Plot info is here! Feel free to make your own toplevels with fighting, barricading, being boarded, saving others, the aftermath, etc. There's lots to do!]
    cloakand_danger: (concern ϟ 'cause I don't know)
    [personal profile] cloakand_danger
    Who:Yuan Ka-Fai, Allen Walker
    Broadcast: Nope
    Action: Lab on the SS Blue Fish

    There's really no way this won't be awkward )

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