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ɴᴀᴛʜᴀ orbiters ❰ mod collective ❱ ([personal profile] natha) wrote in [community profile] nysalogs2017-07-15 04:18 pm
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❪ event ❫ THE DESCENT: PART ONE.

THE PROLOGUE    
Your sleep on the night of the 15th is not a restful one, unfortunately. It’s unclear whether you are in a state of half-wakefulness, or dreaming. The voices you hear certainly sound very real.


What is it, Sael?



—Is everyone asleep?!



Every one, yes. Sael, it appears you do not have good news to deliver...?


N-No! I don’t know how it slipped past us, but there’s something powerful coming this way. Something hostile. I can barely keep the core systems online!

... I don't know what to do...


I see... and we cannot protect Thesa and Alria in addition to transferring the Refugees to Olympia. This force, they waited for this moment. They knew I have been Intervening, and that I have become weak from such Interventions—

... We've been had. It cannot be helped. To save the Refugees on the Stations, we must eject the awoken unto El Nysa. My remaining energy shall go into shielding Thesa— left defenseless, every being we have saved on this station will perish... Sael, where is the ideal location for the landing?


Hmm. There aren’t any people within a ten mile radius of The Outlook, and there shouldn’t be any for a few more days. I think that’s the best location right now.


Very well. Instruct Zasere and Roman to begin preparations for an emergency eject. This is the only way we can save everyone. I am counting on you to ward off the enemy on the space front. The rest... is up to our Refugees.





The alarms are blaring. It shouts against your eardrums, calling you to wake again. This time, you are in new pod, strapped down completely and cushioned tightly against the walls. In truth, you had no idea when you’d gone to sleep, but it is reminiscent of when you had been saved from the force of the Storm. A voice greets you when you come to, while the conversation between Darma and Sael is still fresh on your mind. Despite their voices playing like an old tune in your memory, you still know it is something that happened. Something has gone terribly wrong.

You hear Darma speak, her voice loud in your head.

Fellow Refugee, I wake you with regrettable news. A force equal to our own is attempting to engage Thesa, no doubt to steal the souls contained here. My energy is near depleted with this last Intervention, so I cannot send you to the grounds safely as originally intended. However, there is hope yet.This power shall instead shield Thesa and Alria — and believe in me when I swear no one shall be hurt. Your loved ones are safe with us.

—Unfortunately, that is at your expense. Your descent will not be an easy one. This pod that contains you shall pierce through El Nysa's atmosphere and land you on an island west of Olympia, simply called The Outlook. Travel east. Find the West Outpost, then continue east until you find the Olympian North Gate.

There is a method to this madness. You shall be sent in waves. The inhumanly strong shall be first. The parachute will soften the landing, but I am aware of all your capabilities. The first wave will survive the drop, and will work tirelessly to secure the others. Find your bearings, and ensure the safety of the second wave. They are the healers and medics. Catch their pods, ease their landings, make certain that they shall not be harmed, because you will need them for your wounds.

The third wave are your strongmen. They shall help clear the debris and take people to safety, making way for the fourth wave, those can conjure magic to help. Bring everyone to a safe distance. A supply drop will follow soon after; it shall contain tents and tools that will be useful for the long night. The fifth and sixth waves are largely vulnerable humans. With your combined efforts, you shall survive this great misfortune.

Forgive us, Refugee. Leave the Moons to us, my promise to you is still in tact— focus on what you can do for others like you.
Helping at least two (2) Refugees will earn you one (1) Natha REP. Threads must be AC length to qualify, and can be submitted HERE by JULY 31st.


THE DESCENT    
  • FIRST WAVE. The instructions are clear. Those who are a part of the First Wave should be equipped with physical strength and fortitude to survive the drop or the power to regenerate and heal their own wounds. While the pods are already designed to cushion some of the impact, as this is the first group, it will likely to be the most jarring. In all of the waves, some of the pods will malfunction and offer no cushion at all. They will be expected to quickly find their bearings. Their mission isn’t simply just landing, after all. The first wave will be expected to help the next wave, and the wave after that.

    Whether through their abilities or brute strength, they will be expected to help soften the landing for those who are falling. They will also be expected to pry open hatches, carry people to safety, and to just... survive.

    It’s not always easy being first.

  • SECOND WAVE. Within the next hour, it’s time for the Second Wave to make their descent. You were selected based upon your aptitude for healing and/or being able to administer first aid. Perhaps you can help the tired and weary. Maybe those who have landed have have strength, but no stamina. Either way, it may be unwise to exhaust all their abilities at once. The night is long, and you may want to conserve their energy for the next waves to come.

    At least you’ll have help in getting settled.

  • THIRD WAVE. Akin to the First Wave, the Third Wave will possess some durability, and some manner of strength, making you a reliable ally. Especially in a time of crisis... Or so we hope. While the landing is tough, and some of you may need first aid. As soon as you’re all healed up, you’ll have no time to dawdle. Your help is required.

    Please help those still trapped in pods. Carry those unconscious to safety. Lift debris, and rescue all you can.” May be a vague message still stuck in the back of your head. Something whispered to you while you were just waking. Well, might as well roll with it. It’s the best shot you have, after all.

  • FOURTH WAVE. Those in the Fourth Wave, as Darma projects, were selected due to the versatility of their abilities. No one expects one man to do the same as the next. Rather, that’s precisely the point: to be different. To be able to accomplish something unique. While one individual may be blessed with powers that assist in putting out fires, another may have the ability to shield those from oncoming debris. Maybe one even has the ability to channel all of these. Regardless, it’s up to you and your quick wits to see what tasks are open. It’ll take some coordination, especially as there are more people mixing into the fray, but, you can do it, can’t you?

  • FIFTH WAVE. If you are in the Fifth Wave it is likely that you have a specific power or ability. One that isn’t easily channeled or called upon. Or, perhaps, you were merely placed here for insurance. Whatever the case if, your expertise will presently be put to the test. Maybe you’re quite proficient in survival skills, and you’re already eyeing the supplies that were dropped between the Fourth Wave and now. Goods all ready to be salvaged. Okay, maybe some can’t, but as they say, “it’s the thought that counts.” Besides, the injured from earlier certainly need a space to rest, and camp isn’t going to make itself.

    Regardless, maybe you feel more comfortable joining in the efforts to assist those who still require it. Whatever it is, you are sure to find your place and use. Darma obviously held the same faith.

  • FINAL WAVE. The Final Wave is fortunate in a variety of ways. With Thesa Station a bit more stabilized, Darma utilizes the last bit of her powers in insuring that these last remaining pods are met with the softest landing, right beside the fifth, that is. The fragility of life is nothing she is unfamiliar with, after all. Still, that isn’t to say nothing is expected of you.

    Most of the individuals that have dropped earlier will likely be exhausted. An hour stretched between each one, makes several hours for the first couple of waves. They'll need a place to relax.

    You will act as the final group of helpers. Settle into whatever role feels best for you. Are you an excellent cook? Great at rationing supplies? Perhaps, you have a secret skill in ______ that might come in handy here? Or, maybe, despite the gentler landing you still managed to get hurt. The sky's the limit, and you got this!


Meanwhile, in the distant kingdom of Olympia, the Empress and her loyal subject discuss matters late into the night...

I’ll have the results of that dragon toxin study ready for you soon, Your Highness. I just need a few helpers to— oh wow, is that a meteor shower?



Oh yes, it appears so. How beautiful.. hehe. Let us thank Thesa for this blessing.


GATHER YOUR BEARINGS    
All in all, the descent lasts for nearly seven hours. After the deployment of the last wave of refugees, it’s only natural that you may be feeling pretty worn out.

A. Within the remains of the pods, Refugees will find basic camping supplies such as small tents, sleeping bags, and compasses. Not all of the supplies remain intact, thanks to the impact of the crash. But, sharing resources will ensure there is enough for everyone to rest for the night. Can you really in good conscience leave that stranger next to you without shelter?

B. Although you may be tired after such a life-threatening ordeal, there is still work to be done to ensure your survival. Fortunately, it works out because now there are plenty of empty hands. There are stray debris and metal parts that should be collected and disposed of. There's firewood that needs to be collected, and campfires to upkeep. The nights in the Outlook are particularly chilly, and so it will be imperative to keep warm!

C. Your clothes are tattered or too bloodied to sleep on with comfortably. Fortunately, Darma thought ahead. There will be various types of clothing provided, mostly robes that resemble her own in earthy tones, all to help them camouflage you for your next big adventure.

FINAL OOC NOTE    
This INTRO event will be broken up into three parts! Please keep this in mind when plotting your threads/tag load. PART 2 will be posted on JULY 18TH and PART 3 on JULY 22ND, at 6 PM EST. In the event of CAPTCHA, we will be providing an overflow. In the event of a second CAPTCHA, players are advised to move threads to an overflow post on their character journals. These threads remain eligible for AC, AC Rewards, and REP.

The NETWORK is currently down, as Sael must concentrate all of his efforts on warding off the invading force. Characters may still message each other's personal IC inboxes.

Submit two (2) AC-eligible threads from this log for one (1) Natha Orbiter REP point here by JULY 31ST.

Recommended Listening: Alex & TOKYO Rose

slay: btvs (4.19) (i can turn it on.)

the other waves; IT BEGINS

[personal profile] slay 2017-07-15 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Gee, you think?

[ Buffy drops the pod hatch she has in hand — which is more like debris at this point, damaged as it is and torn off the pod by yours truly — and gives him a wry look. ]

Believe it or not, we've been at this for hours. We know what we're doing.
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[personal profile] offthatpath 2017-07-18 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[Alec turns to look at her over his shoulder from his position crouched over a pod that's just landed. His expression doesn't betray much except for a hint of irritation.]

You may have been at this for hours, but we have newcomers dropping in every hour and they can't be expected to know our procedure. [A lot of it is common sense really, but Alec doesn't put much trust in the sense of mundanes and whatever else these other creatures are.

Sliding his jacket off, he wraps it around his hand securely and begins punching at the glass of the pod hatch.]


slay: 3.21 (rip it off no jokin.)

[personal profile] slay 2017-07-19 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, there's a quality use of resources. A welcome committee, ready to tell everyone what to do and where to go and how fast to breathe.

[ Buffy makes no secret of rolling her eyes. ]

It's like you set people loose and the first thing they think about is how much of the situation they get to control.
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[personal profile] offthatpath 2017-07-29 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Someone needs to take control of the situation or we'll have utter chaos on our hands. Teamwork is all well and go but it tends to work better when there's a leader in place making sure everyone is positioned where they're most effective.

[Breaking away more fragments of glass, he leans slightly towards the pod to get a better look inside. So far there's been no movement.]

And right now, you'd be more effectively positioned over here, helping me with this. I think they're unconscious.
slay: 4.07 (yes i'm in the zone.)

[personal profile] slay 2017-07-29 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
And if that leader happens to be you, all the better, right?

[ She scoffs and steps closer, crowding him. Men and power, yeesh. ]

Get out of the way.
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[personal profile] offthatpath 2017-07-31 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been trained for situations like this. [A lie. For whatever reason Shadowhunter training doesn't cover trips to a different planet or falling from the sky in pods onto said planet.] I've lead missions before. I know how this works. What are your qualifications?

[He does as she asks, with some reluctance, watching her closely. This is as good a time as any to see what exactly this woman is capable of. Judging by the state of the pod hatch she'd tossed aside earlier, she's likely more than meets the eye.]
slay: 3.21 (rip it off no jokin.)

[personal profile] slay 2017-08-02 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She pulls her jacket sleeve down to cover her hand, then grabs the edge of the window, where some broken glass still juts out. It doesn't seem to penetrate the jacket as she wrenches back and pulls the hatch free.

There's more vigor in the movement than strictly necessary. She may be taking out her frustration on inanimate objects at this point.
]

My qualifications? Are that I'm the Slayer. So if you want to help, that's great. But I don't follow anybody's orders. [ she points back at the pod. ] If you need help with another one of those, feel free to try, I don't know, asking nicely.
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[personal profile] offthatpath 2017-08-09 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[She pulled the hatch open one-handed. Definitely more than meets the eye. But he doesn't detect any runes on her, or faerie marks. She could be a werewolf however, there's no way to tell unless she shifts.

And then her words stop his thoughts. Slayer?]


And what exactly do you slay? [He moves closer to the pod, looking inside, and sees that its occupant is unconscious. They don't appear to be bleeding however, which is a good sign.]

Lives are at risk if we don't get them out of these pods and check for injuries. You shouldn't need to be asked nicely to help. I thought you said everyone knew what they're doing? [There's no time for niceties in a crisis.]
slay: btvs (3.18) (words are coming out. this is never good)

[personal profile] slay 2017-08-15 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
God, do you come with an off switch?

[ this is worse than wesley's self-righteousness. and at least he's outgrown it. she tries, she really does, to bite back her frustration, and fails. ]

You are not the only person here who knows what you're doing, alright? Leave it to the people who were sent down to do this. Why don't you go, I don't know, boss people around on how to cook over a campfire.
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[personal profile] offthatpath 2017-08-26 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[As she speaks he's reaching into the pod and slowly pulling the person out, being careful not to graze them against any exposed sharp edges. Her words aren't having much of an effect on him, but he does note that she hasn't answered his question.]

I don't know what strategy the Natha were going by when they chose who to drop when, but don't mistake being here before me as incompetence on my part. I'm trained for things like this, which is more than I can say for you because you've yet to give me an actual answer to my question.