Happy Two Year Anniversary, Squarewarts!
The Dark Witch Ultimecia has descended on the school with her cohorts.
We've come a long way, and we're having an extra action-packed event to celebrate it.
Her last appearance outside of Azkaban was nine years ago, in a battle on the Hogwarts grounds with Headmaster Cid Kramer. Her sentence to a Dementor's Kiss, supposedly carried out scant weeks ago, was apparently... less than effective.
In order to separate Hogwarts from the outside world and prevent interference from the Ministry, the Jedi Order, or any other agency, Ultimecia has also taken drastic action. For the duration of this event, Hogwarts will be torn from the normal world, essentially making it inaccessible. This means that all characters, the Hogwarts grounds and the castle itself, will be temporarily existing in a void while the castle is under attack.
Dark forces, explosions, chaos; it'll be happening in abundance. What will your character do? How will they react?
If you would like to get more information on Ultimecia and her reputation, please visit her wiki page
. Please note that she is not
currently in the castle – the mods will keep you posted as to her movements.What else is there to this event?
❦ Injury and damage limits are lifted for this event.
Injuries, destruction - whatever you want, short of death and murder. Go wild!
Will your character be helping or hindering? In the chaos there is a lot they can get away with. You must still get mun permission before you injure or incapacitate someone else's character.
Injuries, fighting and destruction = Yes. Godmodding and powergaming = No.
If you're unsure about an idea, feel free to ask the mods.
❦ The Horde has descended.
A few hours before Ultimecia's arrival, legions of inferi began an attack on the castle. There are basic inferi, and Special Inferi – more information is available further down.
❦ Players are able to control NPC villains!
Rather than having to wait on someone else operating the inferi or Ultimecia's followers, players can write them in or out of logs (or narratives) at their own discretion, allowing for far speedier tagging and progress than if you were relying on a mod-driven NPC.Please note:
Ultimecia's followers are all wearing dark red robes and white porcelain masks, reminiscent of Venetian carnival masks. They are not recognisable characters.
❦ Traps will be set.
Ultimecia's followers are making things more complicated. They are laying invisible traps, which will capture your character either alone, or with others, and set a challenge for them that they must complete to escape the trap. Until they pass these tests, they will be held back by a magical barrier, that you can assume that you character will NOT be able to deactivate. (If they have a special ability you think would allow them to, talk to a mod BEFORE you have them do this.)
These might force them to turn against each other; for example, maybe one of them has to be incapacitated before the magical barrier will be dropped, or they must fulfill a task to the benefit of NPCs, like destroying a hallway.
If they can't get out, NPCs could find them, inferi could find them, their friends outside could go unprotected - there are any number of motivators. Make up the rules for these traps as you like.
The trap will inform the characters via an inscription written in light what they must do.
❦ There is non-combat stuff for your characters to do as well!
Trauma and despair are not required! Nor is conflict or drama; we just like to stir them up sometimes.
If you'd like your character to go unscathed or do other things, they are free to. Here are some suggestions:
❧ Trying to get others out of the castle
❧ Hiding in the forest (with all the fun things that live there)
❧ Hiding in... other places
❧ Setting counter-traps
❧ Barricading and fortifying various parts of the castle - towers, greenhouses, etc
❧ Search and rescue
❧ Healing injured parties
Feel free to come up with other stuff, too!
The option of sending your characters home just prior to this event is also open, if you'd rather they weren't part of this event. However, we'd far rather work out something for them to do that you're okay with, so feel free to get in touch with us.The attack will be spanning in-game Friday through Sunday.
We will post a log where you can just post threads for various activities. After week-change we will also post a recovery log.
(For an example of a previous multi-purpose event log, please see HERE
.)What are the Inferi like?
We have a page on the inferi of Squarewarts that you can read HERE.
This combines aspects from Harry Potter
canon and other series, and naturally they are entirely magically based and have nothing to do with infectious diseases. We also loosely base our inferi on the zombies of the Left 4 Dead series.
Here are some descriptions of what the different “classes” of inferi and can do, and further down there are some videos.( Collapse )( Collapse )Please be aware
that these are intro clips from mature-rated
games about zombies, and thus are accordingly kind of gross and bloody, kind of violent, and have some language factor.
That said, they are also totally awesome. ( Collapse )Most importantly, have fun, Squares and Warts!
We love playing with you guys, and it's a pleasure to have you all in the game. The Mod Team wants to thank all of you for being super awesome, and making this a fun place to be. ♥
If you have any questions about this event, please free to get in touch with us!This post is also doubling as an OOC planning post!
If you have ideas or need to get some, feel free to come up with things here.