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Weekend Challenge (28, 29, 30)

Postby Gillar on September 28th, 2018, 3:09 am

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"I, Dr. Emmett Brown, am about to embark on an historic journey...."

Flashback Challenge!


This challenge will involve detailing a piece of your character's past. Write a minimum 2,000 word flashback thread about your character's past before you started playing them. This isn't like a normal flashback thread though. It is a current Season thread where your character remembers a certain moment in time from their past.

Was there something significant that happened in their past that helped shaped who they are today? What were they like as a child? Did they have a family? What was it like? There is a lot that can be written about here.

Challenge starts at 9:00 PM Pacific Time Thursday September 27th and ends Sunday September 30th at 9:00 PM Pacific Time.

Post a link to your thread and word count thread.

Enjoy and Good Luck!
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Postby Kynier on September 29th, 2018, 4:35 am


Notes from the Past (3,053)
    Kynier recalls a time from his childhood in Nyka.
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Postby Raeyn on September 29th, 2018, 1:13 pm

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Nightterrors


Raeyn tells his boyfriend the tale of how he became a murderer as a teenager.

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Postby Crylon Stonecraft on September 30th, 2018, 8:05 pm


A Waking and Remembering-Crylon recalls back to an important trip with an elder, where he learned a few of the things a proper Isur should know.
Current Total- 2,170

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Postby Ismay on October 1st, 2018, 12:54 am

Bygone, a thread in which Ismay recounts the circumstances that led to him losing his first patient.

Total: 2,045
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Postby Azcan on October 1st, 2018, 2:41 am

No Calm After the Storm

So this thread started out as something else, but towards the 4th post lost a bit of steam due to these two idiots being very immature. So, Kailani and I adapted it as them reminiscing about the same memory from their two points of view. Hopefully this qualifies as a worthy submission for the challenge!

Azcan's total WC for flashback posts: 2401

This thread starts as a normal thread but the challenge requires a dive into the past. It starts with the first predominantly italicized post of Kailani's, which is the 5th post in the thread.
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Postby Kailani on October 1st, 2018, 3:47 am

Challenge Submission

No Calm After the Storm

2994 words on Kailani's part.

As Azcan said, the challenge submission starts with the fifth post in the thread. Kailani and Azcan have it out after their confusing night of drugs and "romance," then end up reminiscing separately about a shared memory.
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Postby Duncan Rightstone on October 1st, 2018, 4:01 am

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Jeepers Creepers, I just barely made it. A Glimpse into the Past. 2033 words.
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Postby Gillar on October 1st, 2018, 5:09 am

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Howdy,

Another Weekend Challenge has come to an end. Thank you all to those who participated. I will be announcing the very special prize tomorrow, Monday for everyone who took part.
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Postby Gillar on October 2nd, 2018, 5:06 am

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The Tears of Tanroa


The reward for this particular challenge, given to each successful participant, is one of the Tears of Tanroa. There is a little story to the Tears as well.

What is time? For most it is the perception of the progression of the world around them. Birth, growth, death, the rising of and falling of Syna and Leth, the Watchtowers and the various bells and chimes used to mark different point in a day. For one particular individual however, time is that and much more. It is the connective tissue that holds reality together. It touches and influences all things; that which has existed, exists and will one day come into being. It even influences fate itself. For this individual, time is what makes reality. This individual is Tanroa, Goddess of Time.

Which brings us to Tanroa's River, the metaphysical realm where time connects reality and all that makes it up. Tanroa walked upon the surface of the River, her feet never disturbing it. As she walk, she found herself pondering a troubling thought. As she looked up and down the River, she saw how the people of Mizahar have, are and will perceive time only in passing. She saw how they were limited in their perception of what time was and the true complex importance it had. There were some who understood yet they were, are and will be primarily those whom bare her mark.

It then occurred to her; perhaps having already occurred to her or not yet, that there may be a need to introduce a bit of perspective into the river and see what happens. So, Tanroa knelt down and tapped the surface of the River with a single finger, seven times. As she did so, the tiniest ripples appeared and spread out across the River. These ripples eventually brushed into seven individuals at various points in time. Wholly unnoticed to these seven souls, they were given a nudge to remember the past. Of course to them, they were simply recalling something that happened to them at a point earlier in their lives.

As these memories were brought forth in their minds, Tanroa watched. She watched the joy, the sorrow, the anger the love and all the feelings and experiences these people had once had; things that helped shaped who they were in the present and what they may become in the future. While viewing these memories, significant in varying ways to these people, Tanroa felt something she rarely felt. Time is, if nothing else, neutral in all things. It does not feel emotion, it does not care about loss or love, hate or happiness. Time is neither merciful or merciless, it simple Is.

In that moment however, Tanroa felt a tinge of emotion. She saw how the past indeed was perceived as significant to these people even if they didn't have the capacity to realize it fully. This caused a tear to fall from Tanroa's eye, one for each of the individuals touched by the ripples in the River. For each of these individuals, they would awake the next time Syna rose above the horizon to find a small, blue, otterskin bag. Inside the bag they would find a small orb about the size of a typical apple. The orb was made of solid water; wet to the touch as if persistently covered in condensation. Looking at the orb, the person would see the watery surface ripple and an image come into view; an image from the memory that touched Tanroa and brought forth her tears.

What it is and How it Works


A Tear of Tanroa is a divine artifact. There are only seven like them in of the past and present of Mizahar. They are as big as an apple and are always wet to the touch as they are quite literally a divine tear given solid form. Each comes with a small, blue, otterskin (waterproof) bag that can hold it. Otherwise, they may get clothes or other surfaces wet as they are covered in a constant state of condensation. A Tear looks like a spherical piece of calm water; no amount of shaking will disturb the serenity within it. However, once the one who inspired its creation gazes into it, something truly remarkable happens.

The surface of the Tear ripples and an animated image appears. This animated image will remain animated for 10 seconds before repeating. The image itself represents the most significant 10 seconds within the memory that inspired it. While focusing on what it reveals, the person will see the "10-second clip" as if they were actually in that moment in time, watching it. They will hear any of the associated sounds, experience associated tastes, smells and touches that exist within those 10 seconds. Think of it as Mizahar's version of a digital photo frame.

Words of Caution


The Tears of Tanroa are gifted to these seven individuals as a reminder of just how important the past is and how significant it can be to the present and possibly the future. However, it is also a reminder of how one can become too enamored with the past and become consumed by it. Be careful about looking into the past for too long as you may lose yourself to it.

Also, speaking of losing yourself, take great care in not losing, giving away or having stolen your Tear as it the memory that inspired it will be lost in Tanroa's River. This isn't simply forgetting the memory, you will quite literally lose it. Doing so could have terrible consequences as it will be like that moment never happened. Even the smallest of experiences in the past shape who we all are in the present. Changing even the smallest piece could cause not only the loss of the current perception of self but with it the loss of skills, knowledge and much of what makes you who you are today. It is possible that you yourself could even fade into the River and be lost forever.

Note that nothing in the form of skills or lore can be acquired from viewing the moment in time held by the Tear as you've already experienced it.

The Tear itself cannot be damaged or destroyed by anyone other than a Rank 1 God(dess).

Finally, as Flashbacks are a way to further flesh out and develop your character, so to are the Tears of Tanroa. What you experience from viewing the moment in time held within feels in nearly all ways, quite real. Such a vivid reminder of your past could and probably should serve to develop your character. Have fun with that and if you have questions about the Tears, please ask.

Recipients of a Tear of Tanroa

Kynier
Raeyn
Crylon Stonecraft
Ismay
Azcan
Kailani
Duncan Rightstone

No Acquisition Thread required for The Tears of Tanroa as your threads for this challenge serve that purpose. Feel free to post a thread though if you want that details your discovery of the Tear and your reaction toward it.
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