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Syka is a new settlement of primarily humans on the east coast of Falyndar opposite of Riverfall on The Suvan Sea. [Syka Codex]

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The Calendar of Events for Summer 517 in Syka!

Postby Gossamer on June 10th, 2017, 11:42 pm



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✨Overview of the
Events of Summer 517 ✨


✨The Story So Far…

Ancient things infuse the lands around Syka. Most are relics from a time long ago when the jungle was tamed and the hills and valleys were populated with industrious dedicated scientists. Great work was done in that ancient city that was never intended to be a Seaside Paradise. When it thrived there was indeed no inland sea. There were no gentle ocean breezes, only dense interior jungle that sheltered the research facility and allowed it to grow into a thriving but young city in its own right.

The people who lived in this ancient place were hunters and gatherers of a sort. They were collectors and some of the things in their collection were from times long past. They particularly liked things marked or of the Gods. Gathering such things together were risky. Sometimes they didn't interact with one another well. And sometimes the Gods grew jealous when they found out they had things that were in many ways private to them. Once such group of things were tears.

Sometimes The Divine was so moved they shed tears. And when they did, such power poured off them that those tears became tangible things. Sometimes dark, sometimes bright, one such God in his early years wept often for one of his domains was Emotional Upheaval. One of his tears ended up in The Pavena Collection. It was not one, but a multitude of scholars who thought that fateful day some 517 years ago that Ivak had finally discovered they held one of his tears and that was why his wrath was upon the world. They died almost instantly, before indeed, anyone living in that time would know the truth of his betrayal. And though the tears he undoubtably shed in his rage and pain fell through Mizahar, this tear was not one of those. This tear was one of his older ones, full of promise, and formed of an earlier grief.

Its very unshielded presence caused fire to dance with a multitude of colors and sustain itself without fuel providing heat and warmth to whomever partook of it. Ivak's Fire. That's what it was known as to anyone who could remember the days of Pavena's being alive and vibrant. To younger people, people born when Pavena had a new name and rested by the Sea, it was just something unusual. Fires that were lit with the relic around and active would glow with the colors of Ivak's delight - red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and violet. And just as in the old days before the Pavena residents understood what they had, those same people lighting fires developed the ability to do so with just a thought. And then, even stranger still, the fire would require less and less fuel until none was required. It would burn on normal fuel, of course, but it would also burn without being sustained causing the principles of firecraft to be completely ignored. Long term, the people exposed never lost the ability to light fires. But after the tear was carefully shielded, no new firestarters cropped up.

But like the rest of The Collection, when the Valterrian destroyed Pavena, the Tear was lost.... or so it was thought.


✨What Is This Seasons Theme In Syka?

The Heat Is On!


This season is all about heat, fire, and flame! Everyone who lights a fire in Syka is going to develop the ability to light fires with their mind. All fires burning will burn strangely, flickering with rainbow hues.

We are still building Syka, bringing in new people, and establishing the very infancy of long term plotlines, so I thought I would start out with something very simple and very magical. Fire. Who doesn't like fire?


✨What Does This Mean For Players?


It means you write. You write all about fire! The first time your character physically lights a fire, they are going to gain the ability to light a fire with just willing it into existence. This can be a gentle gleeful thing or a huge traumatic event. The decision is yours! At first the fires will need everything a normal fire needs to burn... heat (provided by your mind), fuel, and air. But as time passes, the fires will need less and less fuel and no air at all. They will just burn, and always with a rainbow of flickering flames that will provide warmth and act in all ways as a normal fire would.

Once lit, players will have no ability to control them with their minds. They must be controlled as normal fire is controlled. If they build them in a very sensible fire pit or ring, they will stay contained. If they light them where there is a lot of fuel, wind, etc... the same danger exists that exists with all fire. These fires must be put out like traditional fires.. meaning you need to bury them, snuff them, or drown them.

If you write 50K words for the season on your character (that's three months or ninety one days folks, far more time than a NaNo situation) then your PC will be able to keep this ability full time and not loose it like everyone else at the end of the season.

You will need to track your word count at the bottom of your posts if you are interested in retaining your firestarter ability after the season is over. I trust you all on the honor system as long as the word count is tracked in every post.


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"We are here so the stories get told. Don't give up ride out be bold.
Build the fire bright and strong. Speak your truth and sing your song.

You are here so the stories get told. Goddess bless your weary soul.
Raise your voice to call the cry. Storytellers never die."

-Rootless, S.J. Tucker


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The Calendar of Events for Summer 517 in Syka!

Postby Gossamer on June 17th, 2017, 2:53 pm



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✨Overview✨


I'm really tired of creating calendar events that don't get used. There has to be a better way! So we are trying what I am going to consider perhaps a better alternative this season. It's going to be more based on a pool of RP Ideas you can draw from and assign to a date of your choosing. Then at the end of the season, we can see how the Summer shaped up without such a ridged structure.


✨Instructions✨


Please feel free to peruse The Heat Is On themed events below and select one you'd like to play out. All events selected must be posted in an open thread with the tag [The Heat Is On Event] placed in front of it. The event description must be included in the thread title description. Anyone who chooses to join your event thread can and the PCs involved must all acknowledge each other's actions.

Please post in THIS thread any events that you are going to run with and I can strike them out or link them as they get used. Some events can be used multiple times and will have sub lists if people are interested. As always, with Gossamer's permission, you can create your own city events. I will add any new player ideas in this list as well so post if you are doing city wide open events also.



✨Events✨


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  1. A strange tide at the full moon washes iridescent and bio luminescent sea urchins to the shore. Birds feast and the settlers find them edible. Once eaten, the bio luminescence is transferred to everything that eats the urchins for a brief period of time.
  2. A small cooking competition is held on the beach in front of the mercantile.
  3. A series of messages are discovered in bottles washed up on the shore.
  4. A unique sea creature washes up on the shore. It is barely alive, and badly wounded.
  5. The fire dancer holds impromptu dance lessons on the beach in exchange for fresh meat and fruit.
  6. A new fruit is discovered. It seems to have the same effect as coffee or tea to stimulate people's bodies once it is eaten. They tend to not need sleep for a day or two then crash hard after missing out on sleep for a while.
  7. Various gemstones start appearing around the city, mostly washed up on the beach or on the banks of the River or discovered in streams.
  8. The Founders hold a pig roast and turn it into a storytelling contest one evening.
  9. White bats are discovered in a cave beneath Stair Step Falls. They are enormous, meaning the size of large dogs, and have iridescent skin on their wings.
  10. A cylindrical metal object comes partially ashore during a high tide. It is like nothing anyone has ever seen. It is discovered because though unoccupied it seems to be some sort of pre-Vaterrian vessel.
  11. A giant clam is discovered just offshore by people playing in the crystal waters. No one has seen its like before and upon closer inspection more are spotted. Some rumors circulate that they might have pearls.
  12. A half drowned Svefra washes up on shore. Their story is fantastical and hardly believable but the evidence that washed up with them shows true.
  13. A well is uncovered. The liquid that lurks inside is definitely not water and somewhat surprises the inhabitants of Syka.
  14. The Founders put out the word they are running low on meat. A city group event is scheduled in the form of a large hunt


If you select to run an event from this list, you must leave our thread OPEN and title it with the brackets [Heat Is On] to denote its a city event. You can, of course, run _other_ events that are open for the city. If you are unsure if they are appropriate, then you can always run it by Gossamer for permission.



✨The Veronica✨


Captain James will be making three runs this season. Each run is approximately twenty days with the turn around so if individuals have orders for needed items they can make them at the mercantile (use a singular post) and collect them on the dates The Veronica returns.

She will leave the 1st (after she returned last season on the 80th) and be back by the 21st. The Second run will be on the 30th and will have her returning on the 48th day of Summer. The third run will be on the 70th and will have her returning on the 90th day of Summer. No new NPCs or businesses of note will arrive this season.





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"We are here so the stories get told. Don't give up ride out be bold.
Build the fire bright and strong. Speak your truth and sing your song.

You are here so the stories get told. Goddess bless your weary soul.
Raise your voice to call the cry. Storytellers never die."

-Rootless, S.J. Tucker


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Postby Banu Seafoam on July 8th, 2017, 3:23 am

Can my character run with the Fire Dancer event?
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Postby Kaiu on July 8th, 2017, 11:01 pm

And may I have #10? Exploration, ho!
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Postby Karin on July 9th, 2017, 4:24 pm

Can I write about event number four, please? :)
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10/7/17- All my threads are marked [open] and as such are open to all. :)
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Postby Merevaika on July 9th, 2017, 10:22 pm

Number Fourteen is up!

(were we meant to ask first? oops)
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Postby Trevor Hightly on July 20th, 2017, 12:50 pm

Number nine is up!

Everyone should be able to get involved in this one!
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Postby Gossamer on July 20th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Yes to all of the above. Sorry guys! Been haying and am finally done!
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Postby Anibesa on August 1st, 2017, 2:13 pm

Am I okay to possibly steal #7: Various gemstones start appearing around the city, mostly washed up on the beach or on the banks of the River or discovered in streams.

It looks like it could be a lot of fun
As Ani is an Ethaefal, during the day she is in her Svefra form who has red hair and blue eyes
At night her hair and horns change depending on the colour, but as it's winter, her hair is white, her horns are black with hints of violet, and her eyes are cobalt
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Postby Frouwenlop on August 1st, 2017, 10:18 pm

I'll take the 11- giant clams with Merevaika, if possible. (:
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