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Just finished my complete Ys series marathon, and here are my thoughts on the series!

2020.09.21 00:54 thegreatpenguintm Just finished my complete Ys series marathon, and here are my thoughts on the series!

Just finished my complete Ys series marathon, and here are my thoughts on the series!

Intro

So before anything, hi, I'm theultimategamer95/PenguinTM from Youtube (both names were taken here, sigh), and since around... somewhere between the end of July and start of August (I think) I've been playing through pretty much the entire Ys series, because well... I was bored out of my mind and I wanted to eventually anyway (I DID first start playing the series mid last year, though). Was fun though, I enjoyed pretty much every second of it (with some exceptions, we'll get to that later)! But yeah, I felt the urge to share my thoughts on here now that it's all over, so... here we are. As you can see my tier list is at the top of the page, and I'll be giving my general thoughts on the games, etc below (in the order of the tiering, too). Oh yeah, and I also threw in a pic to flex the achievements I got for the game, too.
I also have Ys 9's limited edition on pre-order for those who care. SO hyped for it!

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Reasonings/Thoughts

Ys 8

Should be obvious why this is number one. I DID want to move this down a notch though, if I'm being honest (but won’t). Because:

  • The way the epilogue is executed STILL triggers me to this day (though that credits sequence is perfect and always makes me tear up).
  • After having played through this 3 times now... raids can definitely get repetitive. They're still bearable to play, but still.
  • Half the bosses aren't really that memorable compared to other Ys games imo (and actually fuck Gargantula, Kiergaard and Magamandra on Inferno). There for sure are actual good and fun ones in there (like, especially Io; my 2nd favourite fight in the series), but yeah (can't just be me, right?).
  • Actually who's fucking idea was that final hunt? It's literally just enemy spam galore and not fun at all. Fire that dude.
  • It's basically impossible to grind on Nightmare and Inferno until midgame or so, lol.
  • Not sure if you'd count this as a negative but... As someone who's played this game through on both PC (twice) and PS4, I vastly prefer it on PC because of less frame drops and a faster save/load system.
But yeah, other than that, absolutely fucking amazing game, I gotta say. Positives include:

  • Good story... up until the epilogue, at least (like seriously, it could've been executed SO much better...)). And also, the optional segment in chapter 6 with Dana (the one where you fight Io) still confuses the hell out of me. Her era story should've been over since she sealed herself, right? So why did she suddenly go back to the village after that? Is it non-canon or is it set inbetween a couple of events or what? Or was I just not paying attention?
  • Good characters in general (except Carlan, fuck him), development and interactions. Hummel is my second favourite character in the series; cool guy and busted in battle.
  • Amazing combat (whether you hate the flash move and party system or not, you can't deny it). Man, I still remember the first time I played this game and experiencing the combat for the very first time after washing up on the island... I was in awe at how fast and fluid it felt. Man, take me back.
  • The OST from this game is actually my favourite OST in all of gaming; it's just that good (could listen to it all day, any day. only track I'm kinda eh on is the swamp theme) :)
  • Way better and more exciting open world exploration than Celceta tbh. Celceta's was OK, just... it was far from perfect, let's just say.
  • Bit random, but I'm SO thankful you can open chests, even if you're surrounded by enemies now (well, not QUITE, but it's not far off, and a lot easier now).
  • And pretty everything else, really.

Ys 6

Might get hate for this one but... As for being the first game that used the Napishtim engine, it was pretty simplistic, and I like that (idk, I have a really soft spot for the combat in this game).
Positives:
  • Really like the bosses in this game (except that wall one, fuck him (Orjugan I think it is)). Probably my favourite Ys game for bosses after 7 (or Origin, idk; 2nd or 3rd place for sure tho).
  • Good characters (imo) (especially Geis, my favourite character in the series tbh) (I also like on how they improved on Terra from 5 (bring her back as a playable character someday pls?)).
  • Serviceable enough dungeons and story, though wouldn't ever say they're anywhere near the best in the franchise.
  • Love how the upgrade system works in this game. Pretty refreshing to only be required to upgrade the swords you have, rather than having to constantly worry about buying new ones.
  • Oh yeah, and I also have quite the soft spot for the OST in this game. Lovely little underrated package.
  • I seriously love the addition of Catastrophe mode. Why doesn't every other Ys game have this (I'm talking Ys 7 and beyond)!? Doing every boss in the series being locked out of items would be interesting :3
Negatives:
Notice how I haven't mentioned any negatives yet, well... Now's the time. Pretty much the only gripes I have with this game are the fact that there's no sprint button (you get used to it as you play, but still), and the platforming is actual ass (everyone who's played this game will know what I mean). The platforming could've easily been fixed with the addition of a sprint button though. So yeah, sprint button is basically the only issue for me, lol.
I play on the PC version of 6 btw, whereas you get warping. From what I've heard, on other versions such as PS2 and PSP, you don't actually get warping and there's a lot of backtracking. Not sure if it's true, but yikes, that sounds nasty (don't think I ever wanna try those versions tbh, even if there is voice acting there).

Ys Origin

Positives:
  • Actual good characters all around!
  • The tower being the only dungeon kinda reminds me of Persona 3, which is my favourite Persona game. The dungeon of which never gets boring in either game imo (yes, I went there). Especially in this game though, as the scenery keeps changing to keep things fresh.
  • The Roo scenes are genuinely fucking adorable <3
  • The Epona and Hugo love story is actually amazing; pretty awesome how there's actual canon romance stories in an Ys game! Easily my favourite scenes in the game tbh (Epona's death in Hugo's route still hits me hard).
  • In fact, the story as a whole in this game, with all 3 characters, is amazing! Yunica is freaking adorable and Toal is a badass with a pretty feelsy story. Honestly, it does make me quite sad that Toal's route is the only canon one. That being said though, I definitely DO feel like there are events from the other 2 routes that are still canon in Toal’s route, just we don’t get to see them (for example, Hugo with the Hammer in Devil’s Corridor).
  • The bosses in this game are actually amazing all around! Well... with the exception of one or two (and it's not what you'd expect), I'll get to that in a bit.
  • The OST in this game is up there with one of my favourite in the series. Probably 3rd or 4th (Celceta/4's OST is most likely second)? Idk. Really good though.
  • INSTANT ABILITY TO WARP! Thank the Goddesses! Why doesn't every Ys game before this have this!?
  • The "item get" jingle in this game is the best one in the series. Change my mind.
  • Best (MAIN) boss theme in the series tbh. Scars of the Divine Wing is my jam!
Negatives:
  • So those bosses I was talking about earlier. Yeah, one of them is Zava. Why do I hate her fight? It's extremely tedious and slow no matter what difficulty you're on (still a hot villain tho). Period (and I ain't afraid to admit she took me a few minutes to beat on Very Easy with Yunica...). Bet you were all expecting Pictimos eh? Nah, I actually really enjoy that fight. One of my favourite in the series, maybe (yes, I'm serious).
  • And another boss... actually fuck the true final boss. Why? It's unbalanced af on Nightmare and heavily luck based. Fun, but HEAVILY luck based.
  • The fact (fact, haha) you have to play through the game 3 times to get the FULL experience can be tedious (but is definitely bearable, since the game isn't that long).
  • FUCK that demon trap at the start of the game with Toal on Nightmare... Really badly designed. Try it on Nightmare and you'll see what I mean.
  • The game had a pretty nice ending, but I hate that we never got proper closure on Hugo and Epona :(
  • Fuck grinding out achievements in this game, it's just plain painful. So this and Oath were the last to go through in my Ys binge, right (replaying for achievements)? At this point I was pretty burnt out and just wanted it to all be over. So yeah, I honestly just got the easy ones and quit. Err, just look at the achievement lists and you’ll understand the salt. Arena mode is really boring btw, so I couldn’t be bothered.

Ys 7

Now... I really did want to put this in S tier, I really did. This is probably my favourite Ys game in terms of "pure fun", honestly.
Positives:
  • The game is really fast paced.
  • Spam rolling is extremely fun.
  • This game has the best designed dungeons and probably bosses too (overall anyway, there are a couple I dislike) in the entire series imo (Ys 9 might change that when I play). The Earth Dragon though, holy shit. Still my favourite Ys boss of all time, honestly.
  • Pretty damn decent cast of characters, though not really as good as 8 or Origin. I really love especially how you get to play as Dogi and Geis in this game (just wish Geis was more useful; legit never used him at all apart from skill grinding in my second playthrough (and I played on Nightmare both playthroughs)).
  • Good OST as usual. Not sure where I'd rank this one (again, probably 3rd or 4th; torn between this or Origin being better). "Lost Harmony Among People" is my favourite Ys song of all time though, so there's that (seriously, how can you not love this song?).
  • Best title screen music, easily.
  • People like to give the story a lot of slack in this game (from what I've seen), but I actually really like it. It is as cliche as a lot of people say? Yes, but isn't every other games' story too? Think about it. Just saying.
  • Some really fun skills to use in this game. Aisha/Sigroon's and Adol's Pentagram especially (why did Pentagram never come back!?)
  • Quite like how this game handled the Flash System, with only having Flash Guard that lasts a split second. I do enjoy Ys 8's system a tad more, but it would be interesting to see how other games would use what this game did with it.
  • The "save anywhere" system in this game they introduced is actually a godsend.
Mid:
  • The ending was pretty neat and heartwarming, but I do genuinely wish there was more to it. Something like... actually show what's going on in the other villages, rather than just explaining it, and actually have Geis give Adol a proper goodbye (since he's probably never returning again (unless Ys 10 says otherwise), RIP).
Now for the negatives... OH BOY, DO I STILL feel sad I can't put this game in S tier.
  • No Time Attack. Every mordern Ys game (which starts at 6, not this game imo) has a Time Attack mode. There is NO excuse for this game not to have it. Because of this I had to make a save right before every boss in my second playthrough, in case I ever wanted to play them again. I can live without a NG+ (since I never actually play NG+ unless it's for extra achievements in this series), but NOT a Time Attack. Actually fuck you, devs.
  • As much as I like using skills in this game, the learn/level up system was done TERRIBLY (I could definitely feel it on my 2nd playthrough). Why do I have to LEARN skills by having a certain weapon equip until they reach level 1? WHY are there 10 levels for each skill!? That's pretty dumb tbh. Thank GOD Celceta and later fixed this. And also thank God there was no "max every skill in the game" Steam achievement, otherwise I would've gone ballistic, ngl.
  • Not really a big fan how you have the option to buy AND synthesize equipment. Just make it one or the other, seriously. Fuck grinding money AND materials. I mean, fair enough for the ultimate weapons, they make sense, but otherwise no.
  • Speaking of materials, the harvesting system sucks. On paper it can be pretty ok but... Most of the time your party members won't even help you harvest the materials, since there'll most likely be enemies nearby and they'll go attack those instead. And if there's NOT enemies nearby, there's still a 50/50 chance they'll just stand there anyway out of laziness. Also yeah, this is something else that Celceta and later fixed; they made it much easier to grind materials. Again, fuck the harvest system.
  • Another thing that Celceta and later improved on was the side mission system. Now I'm not going to say it was straight out bad here but, don't expect me to talk to every single person in each village everytime I visit to check if they have missions or not. Seriously. Once you know where the locations for the missions are after playing through the game once, it ain't so bad, but still.
  • WHY do you not get warping until beating the third temple/shrine/whatever? Bit late if you ask me.
  • And in case you're wondering which bosses I dislike from what I said in the bosses bit earlier... Ghilda Ros (feels like a difficulty spike early game tbh) and The Sea Dragon (hard to predict, moves fast, and is really cluttered in the side cave where you have to attack his back).
  • Really easy to get lost in Altago City on your first playthrough (I know I did a couple times).
Minus the time attack and ending points, the positives pretty much outweigh the negatives here. But yeah, now you see why I can't come to put this in S tier. So close, but not quite there, sadly.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Positives:
  • Some really nicely designed dungeons here, actually. Well, for the most part at least. I have two which I straight up dislike which are the Abandoned Mine and the Lava Zone. Fuck those two. Also I'm kinda 50/50 on the final dungeon... I like how it's designed, but at the same time it's enemy spam galore, eh.
  • The story and writing (the ending of this game actually felt like the most "complete" one in the series thus far tbh (well, between this one and Dawn of Ys)) is where the game really shines imo. So good.
  • The OST is really freaking good in this game! Sadly though, I probably wouldn't even put it in my top 5, nor would I listen to much of it outside of playing the game.
Mid:
  • Not really a negative point, but the cast in this game is pretty weak compared to other Ys games if you ask me. Outside of Adol, Dogi, Chester, Elena (underrated girl tbh), Fran, Cynthia and Adonis, everyone else is just... "there" for me? Like, they aren't bad characters by any means, just yeah.
  • Some cool bosses, but nothing too mindblowing. Like in 8, half them are pretty forgettable here imo, and... Yeah, I'll get more into this in the negatives. Ones I really love though are that dog wolf guy, Gyvala (Yes, seriously. Looks like a Sonic Rivals boss, ngl) and Galbalan (best final boss in the series imo; really does feel like one).
  • You have to actually unlock Inferno mode... Which can be a pain, since you have to an extra playthrough, but eh. At least it's optional and doesn't provide extra experience to the game like Origin's 3 playthroughs. Didn't actually bother me that much tho, since my first Nightmare playthrough and the second playthrough on Inferno were months apart.
Negatives:
  • UNBALANCED AF! Seriously, whoever designed the difficulty balancing in this game deserves to be fired. This is coming from someone who beat both Nightmare AND Inferno (bonus boss inc) btw (never did manage to beat Nightmare boss rush tho... it’s way harder on patience than you think).
  • I find it hard to believe that Adol survived a 10k ft fall without a scratch after the Chester 1 fight.
  • What the actual hell is that dub? The VAing in this game is laughably mediocre tbh; sounds more like a fandub than an official one. And why the hell do the naration and Galbalan have voices? It just feels... wrong. Though... Elena has a semi-cute voice though, I like Fran's, and Dularn's voice really suits him (her?). But otherwise, could definitely be better, and takes a while of getting used to.
  • Speaking of the VAing, skipping through the dialogue will cause it to echo (in my headphones when there's no BGM at least), and it can be pretty annoying, ngl.
  • And yeah, again, badly designed achievements that try to force multiple playthroughs for the easiest tasks (why?). Ok, so I was fine with Celceta doing this, as you only needed to blaze through the game a second time to get the rest of the ultimate weapons, but this game requires playthroughs on EVERY difficulty for the said tasks in achievements. I just cannot be assed (anyone could do these anyway tbh (except maybe the Nightmare and Inferno playthroughs)). And in Origin... you need to playthrough the game like 8 times overall (literally just straight playthroughs), just because "hey, extra achievements :)". I did the multiple playthrough achievements anyway cause I'm stupid.
  • During the campaign, the Ligaty boss won't even trigger unless you speak to the mayor at some point, which the game does not indicate. Haven't actually tested if you can boss skip with this, but I assume you can't (I did go on ahead a bit, but not too far. Assuming certain story events don't trigger.).
  • Everything else is pretty much mentioned in positives besides certain comments.
Honestly though, despite its shortcomings, I've come to really respect this game and could probably play through it any day of the week (well, as long as those playthroughs aren't so close together that I'd burn myself out). Part of me was saying to bump this up to S tier after replaying it, honestly, and then there's another part telling me to knock it down to B tier because of the unfair difficulty. But again, since I'm torn, I'm leaving it be in A.

Ys 5

I had some good fun with this one tbh. I really do hope this game gets remade someday, preferrably in the Napish engine.
Positives:
  • Really refreshing to see a "classic" Ys game that decided to finally grow out of the bumper system.
  • No grinding is required! The game is that easy you basically don't need to grind the entire game, if you don't want to, and is awesome. I decided to anyway, since I actually like to grind in Ys games, lul.
  • Quite like the story in this game tbh. And imo it's one of the darkest in the series. Like, you actually get to see people being sacrificed for the ritual (speaking of which happens quite often, by the looks of it)? Damn.
  • Pretty in the middle OST with this one, but there are a couple I really like (I forget the names).
  • The dungeon design in this game is pretty cool, ngl. Nowhere NEAR the best in the series... But for what they were, I did like them :p
Negatives:
  • Only 3 save slots when the Ys 4 games had more (Mask of the sun with 5(?) and Dawn of Ys with 15)... Cmon...
  • Menuing in this game was super weird. Like you could lay the menu out however you wanted and it always changed depending on how you menu. It really is... eh?
  • Can we STOP with the hidden item in the wall thing? I appreciate how Ys 4 never really did this, and they really had to go back to it here? Ugh, just put every item in a chest, ffs.
  • I actually enjoyed the bosses in this game, but they're a bit too easily to be that memorable (until near the end at least), sadly.
  • It's REALLY easy to get lost in Kefin, aka the end game dungeon.
  • Enemy hitboxes are pretty crap in this game. I appreciate the effort, and it isn't completely unbearable for it being the first non-bump combat game, but yeah. I feel a lot of time I should've been hitting normal enemies way more than I was, and they hit me more than they should've, idk.
  • Bit of a nitpick, but it's really easy to fall off narrow ledges from platforming and it triggers me.
  • Minus the initial fire magic you get (and are forced to make), magic is basically useless in this game. Like, the animations are way too long and they don't serve any real purpose. Again, except the fire one.

Ys 4: Mask of the Sun

HEAR ME OUT! Please don't instantly hate me for this. Ok so... The two Ys 4 games were actually the last ones I did my "first playthrough" on. This game is NOWHERE near as bad as people say it is imo. Nowhere near.
Positives:
  • It's fast paced as HELL and I LOVE it for that! Until this game I never actually liked a classic Ys game with the bumper system (minus Ys 1/2 Chronicles), because idk, they felt too slow or weird to control. This one though, oh, I had fun with this.
  • Say what you want, but the dungeons are ALL well designed imo (well, all except that silver temple thing before the tower near the end, fuck that maze-y place). Like seriously, the sand dunes in the first dungeon was a poggers idea! And the list goes on.
  • The game is pretty linear in general up until again, the silver temple, which I also really like. Usually when it comes to classic Ys games I'd have to follow a guide to know where I'm going. Whereas in this game I just went in on my own, completely blind, and did 90% of the game no problem.
  • For a classic Ys game, the story was ok. A bit better than 5's I'd say.
  • The game actually had an ending, unlike Memories of Celceta, and it's actually decent imo!
  • Bosses are quick and snappy, which makes them fun. I actually wish there was a Time Attack in this one, would've been cool.
  • Good OST. Was nice hearing the original songs that Memories of Celceta took from.
  • Lol at the "all right, no time like the present!" jump moment near the end of the game.
Negatives:
  • Karna and Leeza are DICKS in this game! :(
  • Whilst I did say the bosses are fun, what I do NOT appreciate is the fact that half the bosses in this game have instant kill attacks. They're hard to see coming, too. WHO'S idea was this!?
  • Again, the silver temple place.
  • Only 5 save slots. Would've liked more so I could've replayed bosses more easily.
  • Magic, again, was useless in this game. Like, I don't really care since I probably would have never used it anyway, but just putting this here.
  • I find it hard to believe Adol survived a lightning explosion without a scratch in that one scene...

Ys 2 Chronicles

Yes, I feel this and Ys 1 Chronicles deserve to be seperated, since:
  1. I like them for different reasons.
  2. I like this one better than Ys 1.
Positives:
  • If it weren't for the maze like dungeons in this game, this would've easily been my favourite bumper combat game tbh.
  • The edition of the magic system was well implemented here actually. Probably the best magic system in an a bumper combat game, easily.
  • I'm surprised at how nice the story was in this game, and how much effort they put into that ending, damn.
  • There are literally NO bad bosses in this game (which I think this is the ONLY Ys game I can say that for). I wish I was joking. Fuck Dalles on Nightmare though; my only complaint.
  • Whilst I did like the level 10 limit in Ys 1, I do appreciate them buffing it to a lot higher in this game; actually gives you a reason to fight stuff.
  • That ice/snow dungeon was really cool tbh (no pun intended).
  • Sleeping in beds was uh... a nice touch :eyes:
Negatives:
  • Again, the maze-like dungeons leave a bad taste in my mouth.
  • A lot of looking up guides to figure out what to do at the start of the game, meh.
  • FUCK that escort mission with the kid in the lava cave. NEVER want to go through that again.

Ys: Memories of Celceta

Oh boy, do I have a lot to say about this one... So originally, right, I did my first playthrough of this game coming right out of Ys 7 and thought it was the most boring game ever and had a lot of beef with it. I cannot stress enough how happy I was to be done with my first playthrough back then. HOWEVER, after playing through the game again (yes, it was a NG+, but it's still something), I've actually come to respect the game quite a bit, for a good number of reasons.
Positives:
So I've already said what this game improves upon over Ys 7 in my Ys 7 thoughts, so I won't say them again (character limit).
Ok so... What other positives are there? Well...
  • Karna best girl. My personal favourite Ys girl of all time (well, this game's version of her at least). Seems like a fun one to hang out with. She also has really fun combat! Probably the most fun in the game actually. What is it with pierce users being super fun?
  • Frieda 2nd best girl. As well as my favourite DESIGNED Ys character of all time (her EXTRA with Hero Ring on is also damn cool). Second most fun in combat imo.
  • Really like how they handled Leo in this game tbh. Rather than being a Wario-like antagonist they made him a cooler comedic character. Don't get me wrong, I do like Dawn of Ys' version of him, but yeah.
  • In fact, I'd honestly have to say this game does comedy scenes best in general. Had me giggling a few times.
  • Griselda... she's a hot mommy tbh, and I bet she'd make a good dom :3 Far from my favourite girl in the series, but she's hawt. That said I'm sad she never got any romance moments in Ys 8 :(
  • OST is easily one of the best in the series (second place tied with the original 4 games, easily. there's SO many good tracks in here).
  • The SECOND half of the game has some neat dungeons and bosses (keyword: SOME). That tower inparticular was a pretty badass dungeon, ngl.
  • I think the graphics are decent in this game. Except the menus though; they look so basic, it hurts, ugh (too lazy to put this in negatives, but yeah, it is one). Still remember saying to myself when installing this game for the first time though "oh wow, that is one CLEAN looking Adol model". Easily the worst graphics of the modern Ys era, but they definitely have their charm.
  • Ninja running in this game when you unlock the shoes artifact thing is actually AMAZING! This game does it much better than Ys 8 imo (feels barely a bit faster than normal in that game). This might just be my favourite mechanic in the whole series just due to how fun it is.
  • The fact that this game shows you stats for each character's skills is actually really nice. It's such a shame the other games don't do this, because it makes skill builds so much easier.
  • Chasing a Mishy down and being able to access a 3D Roo's nest!? Yes please! I love it tbh. Sorry Ys 2, but yours was ok at best.
  • Spam rolling is still fun, but not really as much as in 7 (though I do appreciate how much smoother Duren's rolling feels compared to Dogi/Mustafa/Cruxie).
  • Holy shit, after my second playthrough I can't get over how they removed the switching during EXTRA attacks feature after this game. I think it's really cool and it makes bosses feel faster, just saying.
  • Combat is actually quite fun in this game... ONCE you get used to it. Again, took me almost an entire playthrough to get used to it. I do like it now though. Again, Karna and Frieda in particular are my favourites to use, followed by Calilica and Adol with Aura Fencer and Duren with Phoenix Kick.
Mid:
  • The story is pretty ok imo, but pretty average for an Ys game. I will say though the "oh no, the criminal Adol is back!" when you enter a new village gets annoying after the first time.
  • Not sure entirely how I feel about Adol speaking so much in a canon game (I'm talking the memory cutscenes)...
  • There are WAY too many dialogue choices. I do like these but... again, feel they are way too oversaturated, and that they do try to force humor (I did laugh at quite a few of them, but still doesn't excuse the fact).
Negatives:
  • Ok, so despite what I said about the combat in positives, I STILL can't forgive what the game does with the "skill finish", "excellent finish" and "aerial finish" messages and animations whenever you killed normal enemies with them, which... Yeah. They just flat out ruined the flow of things, honestly. And overall the combat just didn't feel as exciting as 7, or even other games for that matter. Again though, after my second playthrough, I DO enjoy it now (to some extent), but again, not nearly as much as the other games.
  • Pls Falcom, NEVER bring that Misfortune ailment back. EVER.
  • Swimming in this game feels like a BIG nono. It's fine in other Ys games, but just feels way too slugish and boring in this game imo.
  • Dungeons in general... at least ones that involve swimming, genuinely suck. Like seriously, fuck dungeons that involve swimming. They feel slow and boring.
  • And speaking of dungeons... the mandatory Slate Fragment collecting in the first couple of dungeons were really stupid. If I wanna blaze through a dungeon without caring for something like this, I should be able to. Surely there are better ways you can encourage exploration?
  • Up until like halfway through the game, the bosses are really hit or miss, but CAN be enjoyable if you really try to.
  • Not really a massive fan of how Flash Guard works in this game. It works like 7's where it only stays active for a split second, but I'm fine with it in 7, it feels like its own thing. Here though I don't like it because the Flash system feels a lot more like 8's, which leaves me comparing this game to 8, and 8 does Flash Guarding way better (if that makes sense). Also I swear in this game you can easily still get hit if you Flash Guard anyway, so it doesn't 100% make you invincible in this game, which can be slightly annoying.
  • Getting 100% map in this game is a major annoyance (wasn't ANYWHERE near as bad in 8). Hugging every possible wall is... just super annoying.
  • That ending... Might the WORST ending I've ever seen in a video game. AT LEAST MAKE SOME EFFORT... Like, even Ys 8's ending isn't this bad... Freaking Mask of the Sun, a SNES game, had a way better ending than this.
  • You do all that work for Rabbit and Pigeon and they don't even get a satisfying ending to their arc. It pissed me off. In a romantical sense, I mean.
  • There's a side quest near the end of the game where you have to kill a certain amount of enemies with probably the weakest sword in existance. If you did this yourself you KNOW how pisstaking it can be; ESPECIALLY on Nightmare.
  • Why is it required to start a NG+ to unlock Time Attack? Why? Just put the shit on the main menu like you do every other game.
  • Hey, you get warping at the start of the game like in Origin! ...LIMITED warping, though. Basically you can warp to any momument that has the same colour as the one you're warping from (and later on they add the same SHAPE rule too... why?). Why not just give us the full package from the getgo? Makes NO sense whatsoever. I hate the fact that it also literally takes HALF THE GAME to get the full one, ugh.
  • WHY should I have to keep constantly switching Duren into my party just to fucking open chests!? WHO thought this was a good idea? Same goes with other party members tbh. Like, for example, it's basically mandatory to keep Calilica in your party in the tower dungeon for her out-of-battle ability. Feel like this is going to be a recurring thing in Ys 9 too for some reason... Which I'm not looking forward to, but hey.
  • TOO MANY TUTORIALS SCREENS FOR ME TO SKIP REEEE (no, seriously, there are a LOT in this game).
  • I'm gonna be honest, after playing through this game a second time months later, the lack of camera control can be annoying in the open world (like, I found myself opening the bigger minimap a lot just to see where about I was). In 7 it felt like everything was placed sensibly with the camera in mind tbh. Fighting the forest super boss is especially annoying because of this (would be a lot easier otherwise).
  • Those early game areas that repeat the same path over and over until you pick the right way... ugh.
  • I really, REALLY do not the weapon/armor enhancement system in this game. Just feels out of place for an Ys game.
  • I wish we got to see that date with Sandra in the endgame :(
Despite its shortcomings though, again, I really have gained quite a bit of respect for this game after playing through it a second time for achievements, not enough for it to be B tier or above, but I originally put this game in C tier, and have bumped it up to the borderline tier.

Ys 4: The Dawn of Ys

Ok so... I DO understand why people love this game so much. Gameplay wise though... Meh. I'm probably gonna get some hate for this one, but whatever.
Positives:
  • The voice acting (especially for a fan dub) and animated scenes were fucking great.
  • Again, good OST. Was nice hearing the original songs that Memories of Celceta took from.
  • An 8-way movement system in a classic Ys game before 5!? POGGERS!
  • Oh hey, there's actually a decent amount of save files this time.
  • Better story than Mask of the Sun (even though I DID like the one there), and holy shit, the addition of Leo (he honestly reminded me of Wario with those laughs tbh)!
  • That ending especially man... Idk if it's my favourite ending in the series, but definitely in my top 3. SO good. This is the reason why the game is in the borderline tier btw. If it weren't for the ending, it would've been C tier.
  • Karna and Leeza aren't dicks in this game (and are actual good characters now) (comparing to Mask of the Sun)! :)
  • Holy shit swimming as a Roo is amazing! My favourite part of the gameplay, probably. Yes, I'm aware you can also do this in Memories of Celceta, but it feels way too slow there to be enjoyable.
Negatives:
  • Oh no, the return of maze like dungeons :(
  • After transitioning from this game from Mask of the Sun... The gameplay felt way too slow, I'm sorry. Like, both from a control standpoint and recovering health (in Mask of the Sun, it'd recover to max in basically a few seconds; here it takes like a century. by standing still, btw.). Again, I do appreciate the 8-way movement, but yeah.
  • Bosses are fun, but terribly unbalanced since imo they have way too much health (for the bumper system, at least). I'll make an exception here for like the last 4 or so bosses, since they actually feel ok.
  • Takes a goooooood while for you to get warp magic in this game... Which is annoying, because this game isn't anywhere near as linear as Mask of the Sun, whereas I was ok there at the timing you got warping because of it.
  • There's an optional section near the end of the game where you can get the highest tier of equipment from Leo after he dies, but it's a massive pain to do (look it up). Not even worth it anyway tbh, since you'll be fine with the penultimate tier equipment easily.
But yeah... The negatives outweigh the positives here, I'm sorry to say (notice how I only put 1 (or technically 2) minor gameplay positive point down). Apart from the voice acting and animated scenes, I don't like this game as much as other people (yeah I know, my taste is trash, roast me in the comments).

Ys 1 Chronicles

After putting down the og Ys 1 after half an hour of playing (I really didn't care; you'll see why after), this felt really refreshing tbh. I really like the amount of detail that went into this game and Ys 2 Chronicles.
Positives:
  • So yeah, nice attention to detail. For Ys 2 Chronicles also, but too lazy to scroll up and add it there. Like seriously, feels like a breath of fresh air seeing seagulls fly around in a nicely graphic'd environment in a classic Ys game. Also nice how you can see Adol behind buildings, etc in the overworld.
  • Decent bosses tbh, I like these ones. Well, all except (check negatives)...
  • Good story.
  • Good OST, as usual. One of the least memorable ones for me though, sadly. Probably in like... 7th or 8th place. But still good.
  • Darm Tower is a fun dungeon.
Negatives:
  • Maze-like dungeons that are worse than Ys 2. They're also boring and flat in this game. Again, excluding Darm Tower, which I quite liked.
  • Vagullion (third boss)... Everyone who's played this game will know why he's here. No explanation needed. Dark Fact isn't going here because he's actually a fun boss, even on Nightmare.
  • Whilst I do appreciate what they tried to do with the level cap being 10, would've been nice to actually have a reason to fight normal enemies besides enemy book registration beyond that. Also feels like a boss or two weren't designed with the level cap in mind (on Nightmare, at least).
  • Again, a lot of looking at the guide to figure out what to do. Mainly due to the first negative point I made. And also, the plains can be really easy to get lost in, which is also a pain.

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga

Honestly not much to say about this game since it isn't even fully translated yet (I think it was menus and a few other words here and there?) apart from the gameplay feels like a really clunky version of Ys 7's engine, which it plays in. Despite that though, I had a blast from what I played of this; feels preeetty freaking fun, ngl. If it was as fluid as Ys 7, probably would've been at least a B. Also, it's fucking cool that you can put Adol against Chester Ys 7 style :3
...Despite the story not being translated though, it does look pretty damn weird from what I've seen.

Typing of Ys

Again, not really much to say for this one either. It's a typing game, and a pretty fun one at that. Really short though (10-15 mins at best) and probably wouldn't ever touch it again unless I've got absolutely NOTHING to do (like AT ALL). But yeah, good for what it is imo. Moving on.

Ys 1/2 OG

As explained earlier in my Ys 1 or 2 Chronicles section, I only played Ys 1 for about half an hour before dropping it due to how slow and weird it felt. Nothing more to say tbh.

Ys 3

It's a sidescroller, and a bad one at that. Please never make another Ys sidescroller again. Thanks. The hitboxes are pure SHITE in this game. Maybe I'm just bad, but never made it past the first dungeon of this game and just dropped it lol.

Ys Strategy

This game doesn’t exist, shush.


Additionally, I have created a Pastebin (link below) with my thoughts on the Ys 1/2 anime, along with some mini Ys tier lists, as I felt like throwing them in. Reason I'm not putting them here is because the character limit keeps cucking me, so yeah.
https://pastebin.com/317SdPmr

And finally, in case you're wondering, I played the Ys games in this order (first playthrough wise)


  • Ys 8
  • Ys 6
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana
  • Ys 1/2 OG (for what I played at least)
  • Ys 3 (for what I played at least)
  • Ys 7
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta
  • Ys Origin
  • Typing of Ys
  • Ys Strategy (for what I played at least)
  • Ys 5
  • Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga
  • Ys 1 Chronicles
  • Ys 2 Chronicles
  • Ys 4: Mask of the Sun
  • Ys 4: The Dawn of Ys
  • Soon to be Ys 9
Yes, I spent a shit ton of free time typing all this out, but whatever.
Anyways... it's been a fun ride tbh. Again, for the most part, I genuinely have enjoyed my time with these games. Might do another binge one day, who knows. If you have any questions, ask them below and I'll get back to you. Peace out.
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2020.09.06 19:51 kittyaphrodite Looksmaxxing with Your Lifestyle- Bodycare

Hi again guys! I am procrastinating on some work so I wanted to post this sooner rather than later so I have no excuses. Yesterday I wrote a post about how I integrate looksmaxxing to fit in with my lifestyle and to maximize the effectiveness of my routines. For instance, you need to shower. At least every other day. So why not use that time in the shower most effectively to get the best results? This is just my personal thoughts and things I use in my day to day life for my body. Feel free to adjust to your budget or lifestyle!
Showering
you need to be showering, you know that. You know you need to be using some kind of body cleanser like soap (at the very least!). The best thing to do to maximize your body routine is to use strong but naturally scented body products. And a few at that. Naturally scented as in not super artificial smelling, and something that goes with the type of perfume you want. Think in terms of scent families. Are you more drawn to something that smells sweet? Sweet like fruit or sweet like ice cream? How will the scent mix with your perfume? Think in terms of all of that. I use a lot of Lush Cosmetics for body care, as its more accessible to me and I find a lot of the scents appealing. I prefer a sweeter vanilla ice-cream scent, so I will use a more neutral sweet soap (sultana of soap) that is very moisturizing on my dry skin. Then, ill follow up with the stronger scented shower gel (either Nana, which is very vanilla custard, or Honey I Washed the Kids, which has a honey toffee scent). That’s usually enough for an everyday shower routine and I can smell it for about 5ish hours afterwards just based on the soap+shower gel combination. If I’m going on a date, I will follow up with additional lush products in similar scents like a shower oil (scrubee). Please feel free to adapt this with any beauty brand you so desire. This is just my routine!
I would also recommend shaving (or your choice of body hair removal). You don’t have to, I just feel it makes you feel more soft and silky. I think its shaving gets you into a sexy and sultry mental place. Try to exfoliate before you shave (about a day before usually). I struggle a little with finding a good exfolater that’s really rough but also doesn’t irritate my skin. I usually go for a lush related scrub like a scrubee. If you do shave, make sure to invest in a decent razor (think harrys, flamingo, billie, etc) and get replacement cartridges. I think they get a much closer shave and it’s a little more cost-effective than buying whole new razors every month or so. Shave maybe twice a week, or if you have an event or something. And be sure to moisturize after! Or use some sort of oil. You don’t want to deal with the irritation post-shave. I havent really dove into trying at home waxing but I think at some point this year ill buy a kit and see how it goes.
When it comes to your bikini line, well..thats something I am still experimenting with. Come this spring I am going to try at home waxing. I usually don’t go to professionals too often for services and like to just diy where possible, but this may become something I give up on. Just try to make sure if youre going to a pool party that hairs aren’t sticking out lol whatever works best for you.
Post Shower Care
Speaking of which, post-shower care. MOISTURIZE AFTER. The best time to moisturize is when youre fresh out of the shower. Try to use a moisturizer that once again fits your scent family/profile. I use Lush’s Sympathy for the skin moisturizer which smells like melted vanilla ice cream. Pay attention to any dry spots/important bits like tattoos. The ideal is that you smell good, you smell faintly like your chosen scent, but when someone gets close to you, then they get the full effect. No more 30 sprays of bath and body works to cover up a not so great smell. If you have those body sprays, I would recommend to spritz your clean laundry with it in your dressers to keep them smelling nice, but not dousing yourself.
Perfume
Then, be sure to follow up with a limited but precise perfume application. I recommend Replica perfumes highly, but the pricetag is high. I specifically use the Beach Walk eau de toilette which smells like sea salt and sun. I mix this with my sweet vanilla-y body products for a very “melted vanilla ice cream on the boardwalk” vibe. I like picking scent “vibes” wherein they trigger memories. inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the cleavage, behind knees, and the inner elbows are the places to aim. If I have a date I also do inner thighs. Pay attention to how strong your perfume is and adjust accordingly. Inner wrists and throat can be more than enough sometimes. And try as best you can to go in person and try out each perfume with your own body chemistry. Let it settle on your skin throughout the day and see how it fades on you. A good way to start is to go online to sephora and peruse the perfume section and see what catches your eye and read the scent descriptions. Even better to get a list and go to sephora and work your way through. If you cant go in person just buy a travel rollerball to test before dropping down 100+. Juicy couture perfume smells like Walmart kids perfume despite costing $$$. Also, try to only buy perfume on sale, if possible. Its one of the best things to buy on sale (or get someone to buy you perfume). By setting up a sephora account you get access to guaranteed two sales per year, if not more (around holiday and around spring).
Nails
Now, nails. Ive only just recently started caring about my nails because my boyfriends family cares SO DAMN MUCH about nails. They would judge me for them being chipped. I havent yet gotten to the point where I go to get them done. The essentials for getting them done at home are the polish (try to look for good drugstore brands without ingredients like formaldehyde), nail polish remover, something to shape the nails (either a file or a clipper), and preferably a top and bottom coat for lasting power and shine. Hand cream isn’t a bad idea either, or oils for the nails like jojoba or rosehip (which you can also use for your hair or face). On that note, try to take care of your feet too. I have a foot cream from lush which is pretty hydrating (pink peppermint) but that’s for when I am home alone and not going out. Try to make sure you don’t have any super long toenails and paint them if you wish. Invest in one of those dead skin contraptions if you have a major problem with dead skin. Or baby foot haha.
Deodorant
A must. I switch between natural and regular. I prefer natural (rn im using schmidts) but with prolonged use I can get a little irritated. Also, sometimes you need to be sure you will not have wet armpits. Just keep in mind and try to stick to neutral scents or something in line with your scent family. Just as long as it isn’t dramatically different.
Tanning
You could also choose to invest in tanning. I love tanning. I am about a MAC NC20 and applying self tanner makes such a huge difference on me. I look fit, sexy, even skinned (no redness that I can get), everything just looks better on me when I’m tan. Rn I am using Isle of Paradises medium range, but I am deciding whether or not its worth looking into another brand. I use the medium drops into my moisturizer to tan my face, and the foam for my body. I don’t consistently tan currently being home all day, but under normal circumstances I have to reapply about twice a week. In winter I can get away with very selective tanning sometimes when Im wearing sweaters and long jeans. Its definitely an attractiveness booster for me, but its very ymmv.
Feeling Extra
If you are going on a date, or just generally out and youre going to show some skin- consider a body luminizer like fentys body lava or the Patrick ta body glow. Just to give you that little extra something.
thats it for body care! I literally cant think of anything else that hasnt been said. Be back soon for more posts on makeup and fashion! And thank you all for being so kind on my last post <3 Edit: formatting and spelling
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2020.08.25 03:39 Dude111222 Gorefield Rewards: The Gorefield Horrorscope Multiverse Project

Preamble: The Garfield Multiverse is a sub-multiverse of our main multiverse. These universes all have one factor in common; a human henceforth known as the 'Jon' and a cat or feline-like creature henceforth known as the 'Garfield.' This is a nearly universal quality, with one almost always finding the other though a select handful of exceptions exist for both, one of which will be elaborated here.
While most Garfields are benign, if oftentimes unpleasant, sarcastic, and sardonic, individuals, some Garfields manifest as bizarre and dangerous creatures of various stripes. These are commonly known as Gorefields. They are almost all known to be a threat to their respective Jon, and anyone around themselves. This project exists to contain, or at least control, 13 of the most powerful Gorefields, from the Zodiac Cluster of the Garfield Multiverse.
This specific entry pertains to the 'rewards' of the 12 primary Zodiac Gorefields, items of significant power and fascinating utility. These are normally derived from 'defeating' any given Gorefield, whether through killing them, beating them at a challenge or game of their choice, or feeding them their Secret Lasagna. Not all of these items have a physical form, however, and these will be noted.
ID: 10278-1-ב
Name: Aries' Dreamcatcher
Universe of Origin: 10278/3 (Garfield Multiverse, Aries Universe)
Item File: Aries' Dreamcatcher is a seemingly mundane dreamcatcher. When hung over one's bed, they will find that they only experience pleasant dreams, and that they only have to sleep half as long. However, they will snore very loudly.
Uses: This dreamcatcher is harmless but useful; while difficult to use to facilitate sleep in multiple people due to the snoring side-effect, any situation where an operative must sleep, but must do so as quickly as possible, this item may be useful. It may also be useful if one suffers from intrusive nightmares caused by a curse or spell.
Containment Procedure: This item requires no special containment procedures. Stow it in a common containment vault for an item of this classification.
Threat Level Rationale: This item cannot force sleep, nor be twisted into negative purposes easily. It may have dangerous qualities in conjunction with other sleep-related items, but on its own it is harmless.
ID: 10278-2-ג
Name: Taurus's Bookmark
Universe of Origin: 10278/4 (Garfield Multiverse, Taurus Universe)
Item File: Taurus's Bookmark is a seemingly normal bookmark. When kept in a book, the owner of the bookmark will be able to instantly recall any information from that book. After three days in the book, the owner will fully and permanently memorize all the information therein automatically.
Uses: The relatively rapid communication and memorization of information facilitated by this bookmark has multiple uses. If we can figure out what mechanics, if any, allow a transfer of ownership, the possibilities are near-limitless.
In particular, Jon 10278/4 could be recruited and trained for an information liaison job. By printing a large, comprehensive briefing into a book format, Jon 10278/4 could place the bookmark therein, and be able to provide rapid and detailed information in response to any question on the topic.
Containment Procedure: The bookmark will require no special containment. However, its uses mean that it should have a redoubled guard compliment and perhaps a second layer of security.
Threat Level Rationale: While not inherently harmful or dangerous, this Bookmark can be used to train a mind from mundane to genius-level, at least in terms of pure volume of knowledge, in a very short time. Furthermore, as aforementioned, the many possibilities provided by this item mean that there could easily be plans we would never anticipate involving it.
Gemini Gorefield provides a power, specifically to create a short-lived clone that will obey the creator's every command, rather than a physical item.
ID: 10278-3-ד
Name: Cancer's Golden Claw
Universe of Origin: 10278/6 (Garfield Multiverse, Cancer Universe)
Item File: The Golden Claw is a claw-shaped gold statue, small enough to fit in one's pocket, that smells of fish. At the beginning of every new day, the carrier is made the master of one random skill, for the whole day. The skill is random and cannot be predicted, but the carrier does know what it is.
Uses: While difficult to make active use of given its random nature, if we are willing to play the long game on a plan we can finish in a day, we may find that this item may be usable. This is redoubled if we can arrange for some kind of probability alteration.
Containment Procedure: While the Golden Claw can be contained easily in a normal cell, it in particular creates temptation to steal it for its generally useful effect. After all, who doesn't want to be a master in a skill? Therefore, the guard contingent will be composed of drones with a standard load-out.
Threat Level Rationale: As aforementioned, someone out there might be willing to play the long game with the Claw. Since we do not know what 'skills' the Claw can provide, who's to say that some wannabe Admiral Thrawn out there has got himself a Jedi who, any day now, may get to use the Claw to become the finest at Battle Meditation in history? However, the simple fact that achieving this will very likely take so long that we will easily catch them before them limits to what extent we can consider this Claw a threat if it leaves our possession.
Universe: 10278/7 (Garfield Multiverse, Leo Universe)
Name: Necroworm
ID Number: 10278-Oo6923-UB
Biology: The Necroworm, currently believed to be the only one of its kind, is a worm capable of burrowing into a dead body and bringing it back to life. The revived person will be sapient and their original self. However, the body will gradually start to decay.
Containment: The Necroworm lacks any real physical power, and can be guarded in a standard enclosure for small creatures. Determine what it eats, and do not allow any dead bodies to enter the proximity of the exhibit. This exhibit must be kept a significant distance from the nearest morgue.
ID: 10278-4-ה
Name: Virgo's Pheromone Spray
Universe of Origin: 10278/8 (Garfield Multiverse, Virgo Universe)
Item File: This perfume, sprayed onto any given individual, will find themselves being perceived as more attractive and persuasive, with only one spritz. Three spritzes will instead allow the user to turn invisible and intangible for a short time, though they will retain contact with the floor.
Uses: This item is a limited-use resource, and thus we must be careful of how often we make use of it. But high-importance negotiations or operations entailing social components may benefit greatly from a quick spritz of Pheromone Spray. The invisibility/intangibility property is better achieved with technology available to the penitentiary.
Containment Procedure: The perfume's bottle is fragile, and some guards may be compelled to swipe it to snag a date. Thus, the standard containment vault will have to be padded inside, and will be guarded by drones.
Threat Level Rationale: The power of intangibility is never to be underestimated. This could be used to pass through entire cell walls and steal prisoners, specimens, and objects. Furthermore, the boost in charisma could allow some people to pull off deceits and manipulations that would otherwise not be possible or plausible. Given a large stage and audience, they could cause a lot of damage.
ID: 10278-5-כ
Name: Libra's Scales of Virtue
Universe of Origin: 10278/9 (Garfield Multiverse, Libra Universe)
Item File: The Scales of Virtue provide two opposing benefits; if one has a positive 'karma,' their mental and physical stats are doubled. If they have a negative karma, they receive a penalty to their mental and physical stats, but gain the ability to read minds. If they manage to achieve perfectly balanced karma, they will cease to be able to breath until this is rectified.
Uses: The Scales of Virtue gain most of their benefit to us when wielded by one with positive 'karma.' The fact that this is a multiplier means that, the stronger the wielder, the stronger the effect. Therefore, in an emergency, we can provide our physically strongest or mentally most potent operatives the Scales for the task at hand.
Containment Procedure: This item must be treated with the utmost care; it must be contained in an adamantine box bolted to the floor with adamantine bolts, shielded in as many defensive shields and spells as we realistically can. Access to the Scales are only permitted with the permission of three senior penitentiary administrators. A double guard compliment must be made available, and at least one (1) significantly superhuman operative or agent must be available to secure the artifact in the event of an attack or emergency.
Threat Level Rationale: The fact that this item multiplies the stats of any given individual means that this has the potential to be horrendously powerful. In the hands of a regular person, its effects are negligible. In the hands of a an altruistic extremist superhuman, we could end up fighting an individual on par with Superman, if not stronger.
ID: 10278-6-ה
Name: Scorpio's Revival Sack
Universe of Origin: 10278/10 (Garfield Multiverse, Scorpio Universe)
Item File: This is an organ that sprouted spontaneously inside of one of the operatives involved in Scorpio's capture after the creature was contained. If one dies while this organ is in place inside of them, they will return to the start of the day aware of how they died. This destroys the Sack. It has been put into storage after it was surgically extracted.
Uses: Being a single-use item, the Revival Sack is limited in its use in operations. However, if we can find a way to clone it, we can essentially use suicide missions to scout out locations and determine the biggest threats, gleaning information from how the operatives died. High-priority personnel could also be given Revival Sacks to ensure their survival and determine how attacks will approach them.
Containment Procedure: As a living organ, the Revival Sack will be kept on life support in a common steel cell. All aspects of the life support must be rooted to the facility, so as to make any removal of equipment render it nonfunctional. This will make attempts to remove the Sack very likely to kill it. A board of biologists and doctors must inspect the Sack daily to ensure its continued health.
Threat Level Rationale: The Revival Sack provides exactly one free life, at which point it is expended. This severely limits the danger it can pose. However, if it is cloned succesfuly, the tactic proposed above could allow an enemy to learn everything they can know about our defenses.
ID: 10278-7-כ
Name: Sagittarius's Jackpot
Universe of Origin: 10278/11 (Garfield Multiverse, Sagittarius Universe)
Item File: This item manifests as 30 silver coins. These can be exchanged for ANY good or service. However, there is one coin among them that is cursed, and the use thereof will cause the rest to disappear.
Uses: The use of these coins should be obvious; if the Penitentiary's resources can't acquire something, then a single coin will fill in. Of course, these must be used sparingly; every coin used has a higher and higher chance of being the one that will destroy the rest. If we can isolate the cursed coin to make sure it's the last one used, then this will be a powerful but limited resource.
Containment Procedure: The temptation of wealth makes human guards unsuitable to protect these coins. They will be protected by drone guards, and kept in a high-priority adamantine box. Once we have determined the cursed coin, it will be removed from the set and given to one of twenty drone vending machines at random who will be placed in among various trustworthy administrators. In the event that the coins are stolen and upper administration deem it urgent to destroy the coins, all the drones will provide their respective administrator either the cursed coin or a perfect replica, which they may spend on a snack or drink of their choice from the machine. Anyone who tries to escape with the coin will be stopped by the vending machine drones, who will also be top-of-the-line combat droids based on the programming and design of the YVH-1 droid. Anyone who delays for too long on using their coin due to indecision will be informed that they no longer have a choice and their treat will be random, to expedite them. If this occurs, they will be subject to interrogation and disciplinary action.
Threat Level Rationale: These coins can be used to purchase any good or service. This can mean the acquisition of as many as 30 combat-ready starships, entire armies of mercenaries, and even multiple superweapons. These coins present a world's worth of possibility for whoever sees fit to, and can successfully, use them.
Capricorn Gorefield does not provide a physical reward. He instead provides the ability to use one's hand as a cellular phone, and once per day call someone in the past with said hand.
ID: 10278-8-ד
Name: Aquarius's Miracle Jar
Universe of Origin: 10278/12 (Garfield Multiverse, Aquarius Universe)
Item File: The Miracle Jar is a magical jar that, upon being filled with human blood, will spill out an equal amount of any other liquid, once per day. Every third use will always yield delicious marinara sauce.
Uses: The penitentiary can synthesize human blood, thus making this jar quite useful. First and foremost, being able to produce precious metals in liquid form, as well as powerful healing potions and more fluids of value still. Furthermore, most taste tests can attest to the quality of the sauce produced on the third use, and many have suggested it be used in the cafeteria when pasta is served.
Containment Procedure: It is unclear how durable the Jar is, and thus it should be stored in a padded vault. Its guard should be non-humans, so that no readily available source of human blood is available, and it should be kept as far as reasonably possible from both any morgues and infirmaries. No unauthorized personnel may bring human blood within the cell block containing the Jar. Otherwise, a standard steel cell is appropriate.
Threat Level Rationale: This item is mostly dangerous for the fact that it can produce significant amounts of wealth for the user, and can produce significant quantities of dangerous fluids like lava or any varieties of toxic or radioactive sludge. The effect would be limited, and the amount of blood needed to pose any real dangers would be very high, but this is still a considerable concern.
ID: 10278-9-ב
Name: Pisces's Silver Spoon
Universe of Origin: 10278/13 (Garfield Multiverse, Aries Universe)
Item File: Pisces's Silver Spoon can be used, three times per day, to create a bite of food of anything the user has eaten before, made from water scooped into the spoon. This bite tastes exactly like the food created, but has the same nutritional value of its volume in water.
Uses: There are no readily available uses for this item besides as a simple luxury item.While there may be uses that are unclear at this time, they would be very oblique and specific.
Containment Procedure: Treat this item as a standard ב-level item. Even though guards may be tempted to use it, it is fundamentally harmless, and standard disciplinary action should be sufficient to discourage such behavior.
Threat Level Rationale: The only dangers this item provides are in the form of choking, bludgeoning, and anything else you can use mundane food or a mundane silver spoon to accomplish.
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2020.08.19 20:29 Yung_LalaKey Avatar Next Generation Benders, Personal Fan Fiction

The Setting
Time: Futuristic world of the avatar. Several generations after Korra's death. Year 3000 equivalent.
Location: "Spiritus City" futurized city
Located right off of the coast of the Si Wong Desert on the East coast. In between the eastern air temple and the foggy swamp.
Spiritus City, major part of the earth kingdom but seen also as an influential seat in the united republic of nations on the west coast, it is the 2nd largest integrated city in the world next to new republic city. It is a thriving city filled with different terrain: Mostly desert sands, strong winds, and high heat from the si wong desert, but the city is separated from the dessert by a wide mountain range. And is significantly cooled down by breezes from beautiful ocean right off of the coast. The mix of the high winds and waves are perfect for competitive waterbending sports; such as a popular surfing variant called "x". Also nearby are nice lushes forests just outside the city towards the swampland which is located just miles away. Spiritus City is a bustling hub of cultural diversity and progress, but is also a great place for vacation to enjoy various activities or to just soak in the great climate.
Years after the death of avatar Korra the world has made many advancements. New republic city is no longer the only integrated bender city but just one of many in every nation of the world. But nations and benders still carry certain character traits from long instilled traditions depending on cultural heritage.
Including variants such as swamp benders(hicks compared to eurocentric northern water tribe, and [the newer, but still very accomplished, especially athletic] southern water tribe), sand benders (discriminated working class [one stereo type is they have difficulty metal bending and the newer magnet bending] and they have different customs and culture than most earth benders), and the sun warriors(Polynesian-mesoamerican firebenders). But also new cultures of mixed bender households.
The Characters
Note: Book one the young avatars will be in their adolescent ages 13-14 throughout this book perfecting their earthbending in its different forms and their own unique styles. Time period of 2-3 years
Team Avatar I
Tadara(to pray or be humble in Arabic) 13
Brown hair with a golden yellow hue in his eyes clearly sandbender decent as seen in his brown skin and hair, but has the flare of a fire bender in his eyes.
He is of sandbendesunwarrior heritage. He and his family are relatively new to the city, but he is one of the top scholars who is depending on his intelligence to get a further education and improve his family's life style. Kind of a loner he has acquaintances but not many real friends. He mostly just has followers of his online blog. He has a crush on one girl that is friends with other avatar, because they share several interests such as “TyMei" martial arts training and both are aspiring engineers, but she is too popular or too high class for him to think to pursue. He is born and raised in a ghetto, but doesn't fit in and works really hard in his self expression through blogging, practicing his artistic expression at school, and working on fixing tech from a young age to be up to date and innovative.
His earthbending style is more precise focusing on the smaller mechanisms like grains of sand or the precision of smaller working metal and magnets within technology, and keeps his emotions in check to repress his destructive lava bending abilities.
His very few friends are diverse individuals not very popular but have intelligence and artistic talent.
Tawk 14 (flunked a year in the past)
A swamp bender country boy with a strong accent who is proud of his water bender heritage of the swamps and its history and expresses the importance and pride of the assistance of his people in the hundred year war against the fire nation, and expresses it openly and ignorantly. Says stupid things sometimes, but is very politically aware, strongly opinionated and is a talented plant bender and an aspiring actor.
Gets bullied by other benders, and he starts to hold resentment that develops into something dark. Then when he grows up to have influence and esteem as a famous actopolitician. He could be mistaken for a waterbender who thrives and has money and power, but really comes from a poor yet proud family that has "Swamp Courtesy." (Midwest values)
Yin-yue (music in chinese) that no one can seem to pronounce correctly so she goes by Yi. 12(advanced one year previously)
An airbender hippie raver from the northern air temple who has a strange accent. She always looks high and sounds high. Very whimsical and happy go lucky. One with the world and what not. She looks like she could be a descendent of the traveling band. She wears flower crowns and accessories all the time. And has long flowing brown locks and sky blue pupils. A talented musician she uses airbending in new innovative ways to become a whole orchestra by herself. Thrives because she is a genius, but doesn't put enough work into anything and doesn't work very well with others or being limited by the system. Free Spirit.
Grows up to become famous musician. Maybe has extremely conservative parents that push her to be reserved and religious. They are airbender akalites who own a music shop. Later on in the series, she does something to get kicked out of home and is one of many homeless teenagers.
Avatar Team II
These three have been going to school together since grade school and have always gotten along. They were brought together from same social circles and sports activities. They know each other through and through, know each others families, and thought process so they can communicate without words even amongst other people.
Jin Nan(hard, difficult in Chinese)13
Black hair, pale complexion, and bright green eyes. He looks like he could be of bei fong decent but is of no relation.
Growing up in a middle class comfort but still has single working class mother, who is very proud and encouraging of his achievements, but is also constantly pressing him to be conscious of how he carries himself. By day he is a very popular jock who thrives by exploiting his talents and gets by through passing his studies on his wit and mostly his charm. At night he rebels from society by getting into trouble staying out late tagging and hanging out with hoodlums.
He is a lazy, stubborn, hard headed individual but values his friends and family greatly underneath his cool guy facade.
Like metal his earth bending is very big and shiny, but unlike metal it is not very refined. He showboats a lot to show off his bending prowess. Also integrates his bending into his skating, using metal bending and magnet bending to skate on pipe lines on edges of roofs, up walls, and everywhere else.
Gets tatted up in teenage years. Maybe joins a gang.
Koa (Hawaiian for brave) 13
Mostly looks and dresses like a southern water bender. But he is a man with the build of a earthbender samoan, dark black hair of a fire bender, brown skin and the blue eyes of a water tribesmen or white eyes of an airbender. Good at all probending sports especially the most popular sport in the globe (a polo/rugby variant) called "Benderball". He is a very talented water bender, is very popular jock and acts foolish in front of others but has a good heart and gentle soul with very strong family values because of several siblings and diverse family. His family the epitome of a modern integrated family in Spiritus City being of a mix of a water bender and earthbender and having uncles and aunts who are of several different bending decent, fire nation, earth kingdom, air nomads, and water tribe. Most of his relatives are of Southern water tribe decent, but all of his other relatives and offspring of mixed bending roots are not discriminated against in the family because they are all held together by strong family values. He also volunteers as a youth coach for youth sports.
His waterbender heritage can be seen in his appearance at first glance and through his go with the flow easygoing spirit, but all of these racial traits don't matter to him when playing sports, and he is acknowledged and praised as a leader of men and is captain of his sports teams.
Deals with stereotypes and people talking about different racial slurs and how he partakes and personally feels about them. Becomes a pro athlete/ social activist. Maybe gets airbender tattoos eventually
Jura (arabic for grit or courage) non bending girl(sand bending heritage)12
Born and raised 2nd generation or later sandbender heritage, Spiritus citizen. Good at martial arts(TyMei) [which combines chi blocking, ufc mixed martial arts fighting, and innovatively using your surrounding as weapons to attack], bending/non-bending gymnastics is her forte and uses modern bending tools to display forms of fire,lightning,metal bending, and water bending into her gymnastics flawlessly. She also is good at hacking computer systems and is knowledgeable in the mechanics of vehicles. Overachiever, popular, "it" girl with attitude, active in several clubs, and her class representative all 4 years of high school. Poised, kind to most, disciplined, entitled to her opinion, badass. This girl can put the boys in their place with her glare because she has had history of assaulting benders with her master chi blocking ever since early adolescence, which has traumatized her close guy friends. Attends same cultural religious services and goes to same martial arts training as other avatar, Tadara. They have the same cultural heritage but different backgrounds.
Maybe has father in the military.
Pilot
Book 1 Substance(Earth)
First season will elaborate on Spiritus City inner struggles with educating the next gen of benders the "hidden" war to find a treasure in the spirit world and the different interests from all over the world involved, and also integrating newest technologies across the globe. Open up episodes for character introductions and character analysis. The characters not learning that they are avatar until the end of the first book.
The opening scene is of a battle between the last avatar of chaos and the last avatar of order. But not korra to show much time has passed. Each avatar containing the spirit of vaatu and the spirit of raava in a new spirit realm that is severely distorted.
Rava (form of old bearded white man in water tribe formal garb): You cannot release this power. It will destroy the world.
Vaatu(form of young woman in water tribe warrior garb): That is not for you to decide Rava.
Clash!
The avatars both parrish at the same time.
Then the next generation is born. Cuts to a baby crying being born on transportation going from the desert sands going into Spiritus city and simotaniously another baby crying at the same time in a hospital to a single mother within Spiritus City.
Another cut to several years later a sandbender boy named Tadara (arabic. to pray or be humble) awakens bright and early to do his stretches on the rooftop, practicing his sandbender yoga forms to the rising of the sun. As he changes forms sand flies elegantly around him. As he breathes and moves there are several meditation hums, which ends with a bow and the sand returning to the floor, and then he goes downstairs to get to work in his father's repair shop before school. Using magnet bending to fix large parts of refrigerators and washing machines, but his specialty is in cellphones and other tech with very small parts. He carefully and easily puts things together and in place smoothly and precisely to fix the inner mechanics or more commonly to just switch out a phone screen and deal with unruly customers, and then afterwards rushes to school to get there early. As he walks, he picks up his only 2 friends on the way.
Hailing from the ghettos of West Spiritus a bustling hub of foreigners and poorer class citizens. Mixed ethnicities mostly Sand people, but also many other foreigners. Tadara walks with his friends Tawk and Yin-Yue. They see people get arrested, people getting jumped and mugged and pass lots of local stores before getting into school.
Bell rings.
Cuts back to another boy waking up super late, hair messy. This boy is Jin Nan. He dresses quickly and then skates to school. Uses earthbending, metal bending, and magnet bending to take shortcuts up sewer drains, over rooftops, and to form several adobe ramps to make it in time for the last bell. Which turns out to be the lunch bell. Confident that he made it to lunch break he hangs amongst the popular kids in the quad. He sits beside his best friends.
As Jin sits nashalauntly on the table, he gives a secret handshake to Koa and his other jock friends. Jura sitting close by amongst several girls rolls her eyes and faces towards him.
Jura: Jin Nan! You are late..again! When are you going to get it through that Metal Skull of yours? If you don't pass the next World History test you won't be able to play in the last few games of Benderball this season. And if you think I'm going to just let you cheat off of me, you better think again.
Jin: You know you're a bummer Jura, why don't you go dance your way off the nearest building.
*her glare sharpens sending chills down Jin’s spine and he straightens up his posture
*he makes an apologetic face
Jin: I'm just kidding around Jura. I've just been so wiped out from putting in work during probending practice everyday that it makes it impossible to wake up on time.
Jura: Don't give me that RhinoHog dung Jin. I am a part of the school's gymnastics team, mechanics club, coding program, PolyNation organization, have been class representative 2 years in a row, and go to “TyMai" training daily and I still manage to get here on time.
Jin: That's not fair you've always been extra in everything to compensate for your inability to bend.
Group of teens: ooooo
Jura: Ha! What are we in the 18th century? Little boy nonbenders have been thriving for several generations, thank you very much. If you showed up for class you probably would know these things. And if you're looking for a fight, I can take you and any other bender on all by myself.
Everyone: Oooo *uproar
Jura: Don't think that I don't know where you've been hanging out late at night. Don't make me tell your mother.
Jin: *sinks from up top the table into the floor and under the table
Whispers..."sorry" Jura:what was that i didn't quite hear you?! Jin: I'm Sorry. *Smiling up at her. Jura smirks back and then gets up and walks away with several girls following.
Koa comes over and puts his arm on Jin Jin:Damn Jura always "zapping" me in front of everyone.. Koa: You know she only tells you because she cares, and she knows that if she didn't do it so loudly that you wouldn't listen.
Girls walk passed and Jin's eyes follow.
Jin: What were you saying Koa?! I wasn't listening. Give me a sec while i restore my "flow".(benderpun)dignity/pride/swag
Slides off following the girls. Koa: Nevermind…
Bell Rings and at lunch time the other 3 friends sit with other misfits. In another school on a bench under a tree.
A group of thug looking teenagers who look 3 or 4 years older than everyone else approach the group, and everyone puts their head down except Tadara who doesnt pay them any mind and continues eating.
They start picking on random kids. And everyone keeps minding their own business like it was normal.
But then they come over to Tawk who is carrying around a plant with a sprouting bud in a pot and they drop it on the floor and yell racial slurs at him.
Tawk starts tearing up but he doesn't say anything or cry. He just stares at the broken pot and they start laughing.
Tadara gets up and tells them to pick it up.
The bullies keep laughing
And then the biggest bully says “or what?!”
As they mad dog each other everyone else just stares and smiles.
The dirt starts shaking.
Dirt from the plant turns into a rockfist and knocks the bully in the jaw and sends him flying.
His friends rush at Tadara and he dodges most of their shots. He continues to throw the dirt and metal around him to hit all of the goons. Tawk uses the water in a nearby fountain to help and also nearby tree branches but he takes more hits then he deals out.
Yi sits a few feet away with her earbuds on not aware of the fight.
The big bully gets up enraged and throws lightning bolt straight at Tadara and he flies over to Yi, unplugging her music.
She sees the fight and screams "WTF!" blowing everyone else in the general vicinity away. Clearing the way for security and administration to storm in and stop the fight by lightly bending the kids into submission.
Cuts to everyone sitting quietly in the administration office.
Bully talks to Tadara and they come to terms and bully has respect for Tadara.
Whistle blows.
Jin and Koa are in Benderball practice running drills with their coach.
Koa and Jin's playing are always in sync and they greatly outshine all the other players. But in this opening scene Koa will not be shown.
Jin’s athletic skills will be highlighted in the first scene and the rules of Benderball explained. After the rules are explained, Jin is seen being passed the ball and racing down the field. Juking all the players using his bending flawlessly and perfectly anticipating his opponents moves. It all looks very slick, but he constantly unnecessarily showboats and plays as if he is on the field solo and after he scores he practices his victory dance. The sound of a whistle blows and a stubby man with a beard calls the team to come in and the coach critiques the team, and then singles out Jin for showboating and not working with his teammates.
Jin shrugs it off and then makes up some excuse for being better than everyone else and his teammates all glare at him and Koa just puts his head in his hands and shakes his head.
After practice the jocks talk to Jin, telling him not to show off anymore or else. 3or4 of them leading the fight but a few more following Jin says something smug and they all get heated start flaring fire, forming water, and pulling off the metal lockers. And almost get into a fight when Koa comes walking out of the shower shocked at the situation and immediately floods the water from the shower into the locker room. In the background a girlish scream can be heard from the showers. Koa bends the water into the locker room to freeze all the athletes before they fight. He tells them to cut it out and deal with this outside of school where they won't jeopardize the team.
Koa melts the water and everyone backs away. Koa scolds Jin and Jin just shrugs his shoulders as if he didnt know why those guys were upset at him.
Cuts to Tadara and friends walk home.
Tawk: I don't want to go home just yet guys the principal called my mom and I already know that she's going to bend out all of her strongest vines and whip my butt.
Tadara: My parents won't even understand what they're talking about so I'll be fine.
Yi: Well technically I didn't get in any trouble cuz i didn't start the fight. They even praised me for stopping the situation so abruptly.
The trio up head to a mountain side with a view.
Tawk: I hate those guys. Just cuz his brother is a (bender equivalent of gangster)
Tadara: Don't let it phase you Tawk, they're just a bunch of low life's. In a few years just wait, we're going to be out of this place and they're going to walking my tigerdillo hahaha
*All laugh
Cut back to Jin and Koa laughing after practice as they wait for Jura and they walk together. Jin slowly skates circles around them as they head home.
All of a sudden flying vehicles (bikes/boards) shine their lights and descend in front and behind of the trio and a band of jocks surround the friends. And they stand back to back in a defensive stance.
Jura: Jin what did you do now? Jin: Why do you assume this is my fault? Koa: Because it is... Jin:shhh
Jock1: You always think your hot stuff don't you Jin. Jock2: We should teach him a lesson. Let's rough him up a little to show him that he's not the only athletic guy on the team. Jin: Well we all play Benderball, so that literally defines all of us as athletic. Jock3: Yeah, but you're always the one hogging the ball and taking all the shots. Making the rest of us look bad! Jin: If you guys could make a decent shot, I'd give it to you, but I just don't think you can. Koa: Come on guys does it really have to come to this.
Jock1: You're a cool guy Koa, but we're sick of you always sticking up for this guy. You can't keep on making excuses for this "ProbiscusPeacock/Diamond Player"(bender slang for show off change later) Jin: It's not showing off it's skill. (He says this with a smug look and eyes closed)
Several jocks throw elements at the trio and Jura and Koa evade quickly.
A burst of fire almost hits Jin, but Jura sweeps his legs quickly enough for him to evade the hit.
The athletes converge on the friends Combining their elements and landing a few blows on Koa and Jin. Jura however weaves her way through the crowd dancing circles around them and causing the benders to hit each other with their blows. She almost gets hit a few times and loses her footing and falls over due to earth bendeiced floor techniques.
The combined efforts of the athletes seem to be too much more for the trio.
When it looks like the team is down, Jura looks at the other two they all understand each other with a single glance and she says "Split"
They run off into different directions quickly. Koa using ice to ski off down the street. Jin magnetizing a pipe to slide up to the closest rooftop and Jura running swiftly to somersault over the closest wall.
Fighting individually they do significantly better.
Down the road Koa being chased finds himself cornered into a dead end street that is cut off by a body of water like a sewer or river.
2 benders of earth, 1 bender of fire, and 1 bender of water approach Koa.
He turns around ready to mount an defense.
The two earth benders send a wave of earth towards Koa to push him off the edge but he quickly ices the floor to sidestep the impact.
The fire and waterbender charge up a ramp made from the ground and try to send impacts toward Koa mid air. But Koa quickly rebounds the water to cancel out the fire blast creating a wave of steam. Koa quickly slides behind the assailants as they wait nervously for him to appear. All of a sudden the mist gathers to one area towards Koa. Amongst the chaos he froze the ground and then condensed the mist into a solid wave of water to push the group into the river. He then freezes the water and skates away. Koa: Sorry guys, I'll see you at school tomorrow.
Cut to Jura.
After hopping over a fence Jura leads 3 of the probenders one of air, one of water, and one of fire into a dark alley filled with debris and dumpsters and fire escapes.
Jura quickly absorbs her surroundings,finds cover, whilst grabbing miscellaneous items on the way.
The trio converge slowly and cautiously into the darkness. The fire bender lights his fists shaking as he leads the way.
A bottle is thrown and cuts his hand and simultaneously a brick hits his head rendering him unconscious.
In the flickering light Juras shadow is seen moving swiftly.
The two remaining athletes are shocked and in an act of panic send icicles and strong blows of air down the entire ally to blow away all the small items.
Air Jock: Now you have nothing to throw. We got you beat non bender(normie/other non bender discriminatory term)
Jura: “That's what you think” rings through the alley.
Jura plops down in front of the airbender from a fire escape and before a breath can be blown towards her. She spreads out her targets arms pushing outwards causing the bending blows to follow and punches the benders pressure points quickly and as the athlete falls. Jura falls into a offensive stance towards the water bender.
Jura: Do you want to give me a try?
Waterbender runs away quickly.
Jura straightens herself up and walks away.
Cut to Jin up on the rooftop
His assailants follow up the roof.
An air bender leads by blowing himself up to the roof and pulls Jin to stumble instead of getting away further.. The others catch up brought up by a platform of earth. 4 benders, one of each element approach Jin.
Jock1: this is what you deserve!
All four benders punch towards Jin.
He takes a strong horse stance closes his eyes and pulls all nearby metal to form a barricade to absorb the blow.
Skating up the barricade he flies into the air
He then gestures the metal underneath the athletes to move to cause them to fall.
Afterwards he reforms the metal scraps from the barrier to follow him and sends them flying to disable all of his assailants.
Jura: I'm really sorry guys. I don't mean to show off I just can't help myself sometimes. I'll try to do better.
Bows respectively and then skates off.
In an unknown location in the city. Maybe an abandoned building or up in a treefort made of tree vines and metal. Team avatar II converges. Jura waits patiently, followed by Jin decending from the roof, and lastly followed by Koa who skates his way into the gangs secret base.
Jura: Jin you better apologize to those imbeciles.
Kia: You don't have to tell me I just did Jura.
They glare at each other intensely.
Koa hugs both of them by the neck.
Koa: I'm glad we're all alright guys.
All three smile and laugh.
Sun sets
Tadara sits on the edge of a cliff or roof top with his friends beside him.
Jin sits the same way.
Jin: With so little worries and such great friends i sometimes wish time would just stay like this and never change.
Tadara: Sites like this make this ugly world look so beautiful, we can't be and won't be here forever guys I promise.
Panoramic scene of the sun setting over Spiritus City.
END
Alt. Addition
Jura: Alright guys i'll see you guys tomorrow I have a ton of schoolwork to do before Ty-Mai training.
Koa: Same and I gotta head home to take care of my little cousins while my aunt and uncle are working tonight
Jin: Okay I'm going to hang around for a bit and then I'll head home too. Thanks for always having my back guys.
All three separate. Cuts to Jins solo hoodlum activities.
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2020.08.18 02:35 Yung_LalaKey Avatar Next Generation Benders Pilot, personal fanfic

The Setting
Time: Futuristic world of the avatar. Several generations after Korra's death. Year 3000 equivalent.
Location: "Spiritus City" futurized city
Located right off of the coast of the Si Wong Desert on the East coast. In between the eastern air temple and the foggy swamp.
Spiritus City, major part of the earth kingdom but seen also as an influential seat in the united republic of nations on the west coast, it is the 2nd largest integrated city in the world next to new republic city. It is a thriving city filled with different terrain: Mostly desert sands, strong winds, and high heat from the si wong desert, but the city is separated from the dessert by a wide mountain range. And is significantly cooled down by breezes from beautiful ocean right off of the coast. The mix of the high winds and waves are perfect for competitive waterbending sports; such as a popular surfing variant called "x". Also nearby are nice lushes forests just outside the city towards the swampland which is located just miles away. Spiritus City is a bustling hub of cultural diversity and progress, but is also a great place for vacation to enjoy various activities or to just soak in the great climate.
Years after the death of avatar Korra the world has made many advancements. New republic city is no longer the only integrated bender city but just one of many in every nation of the world. But nations and benders still carry certain character traits from long instilled traditions depending on cultural heritage.
Including variants such as swamp benders(hicks compared to eurocentric northern water tribe, and [the newer, but still very accomplished, especially athletic] southern water tribe), sand benders (discriminated working class [one stereo type is they have difficulty metal bending and the newer magnet bending] and they have different customs and culture than most earth benders), and the sun warriors(Polynesian-mesoamerican firebenders). But also new cultures of mixed bender households.
The Characters
Note: Book one the young avatars will be in their adolescent ages 13-14 throughout this book perfecting their earthbending in its different forms and their own unique styles. Time period of 2-3 years
Team Avatar I
Tadara(to pray or be humble in Arabic) 13
Brown hair with a golden yellow hue in his eyes clearly sandbender decent as seen in his brown skin and hair, but has the flare of a fire bender in his eyes.
He is of sandbendesunwarrior heritage. He and his family are relatively new to the city, but he is one of the top scholars who is depending on his intelligence to get a further education and improve his family's life style. Kind of a loner he has acquaintances but not many real friends. He mostly just has followers of his online blog. He has a crush on one girl that is friends with other avatar, because they share several interests such as “TyMei" martial arts training and both are aspiring engineers, but she is too popular or too high class for him to think to pursue. He is born and raised in a ghetto, but doesn't fit in and works really hard in his self expression through blogging, practicing his artistic expression at school, and working on fixing tech from a young age to be up to date and innovative.
His earthbending style is more precise focusing on the smaller mechanisms like grains of sand or the precision of smaller working metal and magnets within technology, and keeps his emotions in check to repress his destructive lava bending abilities.
His very few friends are diverse individuals not very popular but have intelligence and artistic talent.
Tawk 14 (flunked a year in the past)
A swamp bender country boy with a strong accent who is proud of his water bender heritage of the swamps and its history and expresses the importance and pride of the assistance of his people in the hundred year war against the fire nation, and expresses it openly and ignorantly. Says stupid things sometimes, but is very politically aware, strongly opinionated and is a talented plant bender and an aspiring actor.
Gets bullied by other benders, and he starts to hold resentment that develops into something dark. Then when he grows up to have influence and esteem as a famous actopolitician. He could be mistaken for a waterbender who thrives and has money and power, but really comes from a poor yet proud family that has "Swamp Courtesy." (Midwest values)
Yin-yue (music in chinese) that no one can seem to pronounce correctly so she goes by Yi. 12(advanced one year previously)
An airbender hippie raver from the northern air temple who has a strange accent. She always looks high and sounds high. Very whimsical and happy go lucky. One with the world and what not. She looks like she could be a descendent of the traveling band. She wears flower crowns and accessories all the time. And has long flowing brown locks and sky blue pupils. A talented musician she uses airbending in new innovative ways to become a whole orchestra by herself. Thrives because she is a genius, but doesn't put enough work into anything and doesn't work very well with others or being limited by the system. Free Spirit.
Grows up to become famous musician. Maybe has extremely conservative parents that push her to be reserved and religious. They are airbender akalites who own a music shop. Later on in the series, she does something to get kicked out of home and is one of many homeless teenagers.
Avatar Team II
These three have been going to school together since grade school and have always gotten along. They were brought together from same social circles and sports activities. They know each other through and through, know each others families, and thought process so they can communicate without words even amongst other people.
Jin Nan(hard, difficult in Chinese)13
Black hair, pale complexion, and bright green eyes. He looks like he could be of bei fong decent but is of no relation.
Growing up in a middle class comfort but still has single working class mother, who is very proud and encouraging of his achievements, but is also constantly pressing him to be conscious of how he carries himself. By day he is a very popular jock who thrives by exploiting his talents and gets by through passing his studies on his wit and mostly his charm. At night he rebels from society by getting into trouble staying out late tagging and hanging out with hoodlums.
He is a lazy, stubborn, hard headed individual but values his friends and family greatly underneath his cool guy facade.
Like metal his earth bending is very big and shiny, but unlike metal it is not very refined. He showboats a lot to show off his bending prowess. Also integrates his bending into his skating, using metal bending and magnet bending to skate on pipe lines on edges of roofs, up walls, and everywhere else.
Gets tatted up in teenage years. Maybe joins a gang.
Koa (Hawaiian for brave) 13
Mostly looks and dresses like a southern water bender. But he is a man with the build of a earthbender samoan, dark black hair of a fire bender, brown skin and the blue eyes of a water tribesmen or white eyes of an airbender. Good at all probending sports especially the most popular sport in the globe (a polo/rugby variant) called "Benderball". He is a very talented water bender, is very popular jock and acts foolish in front of others but has a good heart and gentle soul with very strong family values because of several siblings and diverse family. His family the epitome of a modern integrated family in Spiritus City being of a mix of a water bender and earthbender and having uncles and aunts who are of several different bending decent, fire nation, earth kingdom, air nomads, and water tribe. Most of his relatives are of Southern water tribe decent, but all of his other relatives and offspring of mixed bending roots are not discriminated against in the family because they are all held together by strong family values. He also volunteers as a youth coach for youth sports.
His waterbender heritage can be seen in his appearance at first glance and through his go with the flow easygoing spirit, but all of these racial traits don't matter to him when playing sports, and he is acknowledged and praised as a leader of men and is captain of his sports teams.
Deals with stereotypes and people talking about different racial slurs and how he partakes and personally feels about them. Becomes a pro athlete/ social activist. Maybe gets airbender tattoos eventually
Jura (arabic for grit or courage) non bending girl(sand bending heritage)12
Born and raised 2nd generation or later sandbender heritage, Spiritus citizen. Good at martial arts(TyMei) [which combines chi blocking, ufc mixed martial arts fighting, and innovatively using your surrounding as weapons to attack], bending/non-bending gymnastics is her forte and uses modern bending tools to display forms of fire,lightning,metal bending, and water bending into her gymnastics flawlessly. She also is good at hacking computer systems and is knowledgeable in the mechanics of vehicles. Overachiever, popular, "it" girl with attitude, active in several clubs, and her class representative all 4 years of high school. Poised, kind to most, disciplined, entitled to her opinion, badass. This girl can put the boys in their place with her glare because she has had history of assaulting benders with her master chi blocking ever since early adolescence, which has traumatized her close guy friends. Attends same cultural religious services and goes to same martial arts training as other avatar, Tadara. They have the same cultural heritage but different backgrounds.
Maybe has father in the military.
Pilot
Book 1 Substance(Earth)
First season will elaborate on Spiritus City inner struggles with educating the next gen of benders the "hidden" war to find a treasure in the spirit world and the different interests from all over the world involved, and also integrating newest technologies across the globe. Open up episodes for character introductions and character analysis. The characters not learning that they are avatar until the end of the first book.
The opening scene is of a battle between the last avatar of chaos and the last avatar of order. But not korra to show much time has passed. Each avatar containing the spirit of vaatu and the spirit of raava in a new spirit realm that is severely distorted.
Rava (form of old bearded white man in water tribe formal garb): You cannot release this power. It will destroy the world.
Vaatu(form of young woman in water tribe warrior garb): That is not for you to decide Rava.
Clash!
The avatars both parrish at the same time.
Then the next generation is born. Cuts to a baby crying being born on transportation going from the desert sands going into Spiritus city and simotaniously another baby crying at the same time in a hospital to a single mother within Spiritus City.
Another cut to several years later a sandbender boy named Tadara (arabic. to pray or be humble) awakens bright and early to do his stretches on the rooftop, practicing his sandbender yoga forms to the rising of the sun. As he changes forms sand flies elegantly around him. As he breathes and moves there are several meditation hums, which ends with a bow and the sand returning to the floor, and then he goes downstairs to get to work in his father's repair shop before school. Using magnet bending to fix large parts of refrigerators and washing machines, but his specialty is in cellphones and other tech with very small parts. He carefully and easily puts things together and in place smoothly and precisely to fix the inner mechanics or more commonly to just switch out a phone screen and deal with unruly customers, and then afterwards rushes to school to get there early. As he walks, he picks up his only 2 friends on the way.
Hailing from the ghettos of West Spiritus a bustling hub of foreigners and poorer class citizens. Mixed ethnicities mostly Sand people, but also many other foreigners. Tadara walks with his friends Tawk and Yin-Yue. They see people get arrested, people getting jumped and mugged and pass lots of local stores before getting into school.
Bell rings.
Cuts back to another boy waking up super late, hair messy. This boy is Jin Nan. He dresses quickly and then skates to school. Uses earthbending, metal bending, and magnet bending to take shortcuts up sewer drains, over rooftops, and to form several adobe ramps to make it in time for the last bell. Which turns out to be the lunch bell. Confident that he made it to lunch break he hangs amongst the popular kids in the quad. He sits beside his best friends.
As Jin sits nashalauntly on the table, he gives a secret handshake to Koa and his other jock friends. Jura sitting close by amongst several girls rolls her eyes and faces towards him.
Jura: Jin Nan! You are late..again! When are you going to get it through that Metal Skull of yours? If you don't pass the next World History test you won't be able to play in the last few games of Benderball this season. And if you think I'm going to just let you cheat off of me, you better think again.
Jin: You know you're a bummer Jura, why don't you go dance your way off the nearest building.
*her glare sharpens sending chills down Jin’s spine and he straightens up his posture
*he makes an apologetic face
Jin: I'm just kidding around Jura. I've just been so wiped out from putting in work during probending practice everyday that it makes it impossible to wake up on time.
Jura: Don't give me that RhinoHog dung Jin. I am a part of the school's gymnastics team, mechanics club, coding program, PolyNation organization, have been class representative 2 years in a row, and go to “TyMai" training daily and I still manage to get here on time.
Jin: That's not fair you've always been extra in everything to compensate for your inability to bend.
Group of teens: ooooo
Jura: Ha! What are we in the 18th century? Little boy nonbenders have been thriving for several generations, thank you very much. If you showed up for class you probably would know these things. And if you're looking for a fight, I can take you and any other bender on all by myself.
Everyone: Oooo *uproar
Jura: Don't think that I don't know where you've been hanging out late at night. Don't make me tell your mother.
Jin: *sinks from up top the table into the floor and under the table
Whispers..."sorry" Jura:what was that i didn't quite hear you?! Jin: I'm Sorry. *Smiling up at her. Jura smirks back and then gets up and walks away with several girls following.
Koa comes over and puts his arm on Jin Jin:Damn Jura always "zapping" me in front of everyone.. Koa: You know she only tells you because she cares, and she knows that if she didn't do it so loudly that you wouldn't listen.
Girls walk passed and Jin's eyes follow.
Jin: What were you saying Koa?! I wasn't listening. Give me a sec while i restore my "flow".(benderpun)dignity/pride/swag
Slides off following the girls. Koa: Nevermind…
Bell Rings and at lunch time the other 3 friends sit with other misfits. In another school on a bench under a tree.
A group of thug looking teenagers who look 3 or 4 years older than everyone else approach the group, and everyone puts their head down except Tadara who doesnt pay them any mind and continues eating.
They start picking on random kids. And everyone keeps minding their own business like it was normal.
But then they come over to Tawk who is carrying around a plant with a sprouting bud in a pot and they drop it on the floor and yell racial slurs at him.
Tawk starts tearing up but he doesn't say anything or cry. He just stares at the broken pot and they start laughing.
Tadara gets up and tells them to pick it up.
The bullies keep laughing
And then the biggest bully says “or what?!”
As they mad dog each other everyone else just stares and smiles.
The dirt starts shaking.
Dirt from the plant turns into a rockfist and knocks the bully in the jaw and sends him flying.
His friends rush at Tadara and he dodges most of their shots. He continues to throw the dirt and metal around him to hit all of the goons. Tawk uses the water in a nearby fountain to help and also nearby tree branches but he takes more hits then he deals out.
Yi sits a few feet away with her earbuds on not aware of the fight.
The big bully gets up enraged and throws lightning bolt straight at Tadara and he flies over to Yi, unplugging her music.
She sees the fight and screams "WTF!" blowing everyone else in the general vicinity away. Clearing the way for security and administration to storm in and stop the fight by lightly bending the kids into submission.
Cuts to everyone sitting quietly in the administration office.
Bully talks to Tadara and they come to terms and bully has respect for Tadara.
Whistle blows.
Jin and Koa are in Benderball practice running drills with their coach.
Koa and Jin's playing are always in sync and they greatly outshine all the other players. But in this opening scene Koa will not be shown.
Jin’s athletic skills will be highlighted in the first scene and the rules of Benderball explained. After the rules are explained, Jin is seen being passed the ball and racing down the field. Juking all the players using his bending flawlessly and perfectly anticipating his opponents moves. It all looks very slick, but he constantly unnecessarily showboats and plays as if he is on the field solo and after he scores he practices his victory dance. The sound of a whistle blows and a stubby man with a beard calls the team to come in and the coach critiques the team, and then singles out Jin for showboating and not working with his teammates.
Jin shrugs it off and then makes up some excuse for being better than everyone else and his teammates all glare at him and Koa just puts his head in his hands and shakes his head.
After practice the jocks talk to Jin, telling him not to show off anymore or else. 3or4 of them leading the fight but a few more following Jin says something smug and they all get heated start flaring fire, forming water, and pulling off the metal lockers. And almost get into a fight when Koa comes walking out of the shower shocked at the situation and immediately floods the water from the shower into the locker room. In the background a girlish scream can be heard from the showers. Koa bends the water into the locker room to freeze all the athletes before they fight. He tells them to cut it out and deal with this outside of school where they won't jeopardize the team.
Koa melts the water and everyone backs away. Koa scolds Jin and Jin just shrugs his shoulders as if he didnt know why those guys were upset at him.
Cuts to Tadara and friends walk home.
Tawk: I don't want to go home just yet guys the principal called my mom and I already know that she's going to bend out all of her strongest vines and whip my butt.
Tadara: My parents won't even understand what they're talking about so I'll be fine.
Yi: Well technically I didn't get in any trouble cuz i didn't start the fight. They even praised me for stopping the situation so abruptly.
The trio up head to a mountain side with a view.
Tawk: I hate those guys. Just cuz his brother is a (bender equivalent of gangster)
Tadara: Don't let it phase you Tawk, they're just a bunch of low life's. In a few years just wait, we're going to be out of this place and they're going to walking my tigerdillo hahaha
*All laugh
Cut back to Jin and Koa laughing after practice as they wait for Jura and they walk together. Jin slowly skates circles around them as they head home.
All of a sudden flying vehicles (bikes/boards) shine their lights and descend in front and behind of the trio and a band of jocks surround the friends. And they stand back to back in a defensive stance.
Jura: Jin what did you do now? Jin: Why do you assume this is my fault? Koa: Because it is... Jin:shhh
Jock1: You always think your hot stuff don't you Jin. Jock2: We should teach him a lesson. Let's rough him up a little to show him that he's not the only athletic guy on the team. Jin: Well we all play Benderball, so that literally defines all of us as athletic. Jock3: Yeah, but you're always the one hogging the ball and taking all the shots. Making the rest of us look bad! Jin: If you guys could make a decent shot, I'd give it to you, but I just don't think you can. Koa: Come on guys does it really have to come to this.
Jock1: You're a cool guy Koa, but we're sick of you always sticking up for this guy. You can't keep on making excuses for this "ProbiscusPeacock/Diamond Player"(bender slang for show off change later) Jin: It's not showing off it's skill. (He says this with a smug look and eyes closed)
Several jocks throw elements at the trio and Jura and Koa evade quickly.
A burst of fire almost hits Jin, but Jura sweeps his legs quickly enough for him to evade the hit.
The athletes converge on the friends Combining their elements and landing a few blows on Koa and Jin. Jura however weaves her way through the crowd dancing circles around them and causing the benders to hit each other with their blows. She almost gets hit a few times and loses her footing and falls over due to earth bendeiced floor techniques.
The combined efforts of the athletes seem to be too much more for the trio.
When it looks like the team is down, Jura looks at the other two they all understand each other with a single glance and she says "Split"
They run off into different directions quickly. Koa using ice to ski off down the street. Jin magnetizing a pipe to slide up to the closest rooftop and Jura running swiftly to somersault over the closest wall.
Fighting individually they do significantly better.
Down the road Koa being chased finds himself cornered into a dead end street that is cut off by a body of water like a sewer or river.
2 benders of earth, 1 bender of fire, and 1 bender of water approach Koa.
He turns around ready to mount an defense.
The two earth benders send a wave of earth towards Koa to push him off the edge but he quickly ices the floor to sidestep the impact.
The fire and waterbender charge up a ramp made from the ground and try to send impacts toward Koa mid air. But Koa quickly rebounds the water to cancel out the fire blast creating a wave of steam. Koa quickly slides behind the assailants as they wait nervously for him to appear. All of a sudden the mist gathers to one area towards Koa. Amongst the chaos he froze the ground and then condensed the mist into a solid wave of water to push the group into the river. He then freezes the water and skates away. Koa: Sorry guys, I'll see you at school tomorrow.
Cut to Jura.
After hopping over a fence Jura leads 3 of the probenders one of air, one of water, and one of fire into a dark alley filled with debris and dumpsters and fire escapes.
Jura quickly absorbs her surroundings,finds cover, whilst grabbing miscellaneous items on the way.
The trio converge slowly and cautiously into the darkness. The fire bender lights his fists shaking as he leads the way.
A bottle is thrown and cuts his hand and simultaneously a brick hits his head rendering him unconscious.
In the flickering light Juras shadow is seen moving swiftly.
The two remaining athletes are shocked and in an act of panic send icicles and strong blows of air down the entire ally to blow away all the small items.
Air Jock: Now you have nothing to throw. We got you beat non bender(normie/other non bender discriminatory term)
Jura: “That's what you think” rings through the alley.
Jura plops down in front of the airbender from a fire escape and before a breath can be blown towards her. She spreads out her targets arms pushing outwards causing the bending blows to follow and punches the benders pressure points quickly and as the athlete falls. Jura falls into a offensive stance towards the water bender.
Jura: Do you want to give me a try?
Waterbender runs away quickly.
Jura straightens herself up and walks away.
Cut to Jin up on the rooftop
His assailants follow up the roof.
An air bender leads by blowing himself up to the roof and pulls Jin to stumble instead of getting away further.. The others catch up brought up by a platform of earth. 4 benders, one of each element approach Jin.
Jock1: this is what you deserve!
All four benders punch towards Jin.
He takes a strong horse stance closes his eyes and pulls all nearby metal to form a barricade to absorb the blow.
Skating up the barricade he flies into the air
He then gestures the metal underneath the athletes to move to cause them to fall.
Afterwards he reforms the metal scraps from the barrier to follow him and sends them flying to disable all of his assailants.
Jura: I'm really sorry guys. I don't mean to show off I just can't help myself sometimes. I'll try to do better.
Bows respectively and then skates off.
In an unknown location in the city. Maybe an abandoned building or up in a treefort made of tree vines and metal. Team avatar II converges. Jura waits patiently, followed by Jin decending from the roof, and lastly followed by Koa who skates his way into the gangs secret base.
Jura: Jin you better apologize to those imbeciles.
Kia: You don't have to tell me I just did Jura.
They glare at each other intensely.
Koa hugs both of them by the neck.
Koa: I'm glad we're all alright guys.
All three smile and laugh.
Sun sets
Tadara sits on the edge of a cliff or roof top with his friends beside him.
Jin sits the same way.
Jin: With so little worries and such great friends i sometimes wish time would just stay like this and never change.
Tadara: Sites like this make this ugly world look so beautiful, we can't be and won't be here forever guys I promise.
Panoramic scene of the sun setting over Spiritus City.
END
Alt. Addition
Jura: Alright guys i'll see you guys tomorrow I have a ton of schoolwork to do before Ty-Mai training.
Koa: Same and I gotta head home to take care of my little cousins while my aunt and uncle are working tonight
Jin: Okay I'm going to hang around for a bit and then I'll head home too. Thanks for always having my back guys.
All three separate. Cuts to Jins solo hoodlum activities.
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2020.08.11 17:42 joshybones AAR - Taco Temple Timed Track Through Tarnished Turbulent Territory To Famish Terrestrials. The First Thrilling Tale To The Taco Temple Twisted Titular Tarot Theorizes. [ 11/08/2020 ] l 1100 UTC

The runners received an urgent message from Taco Temple. They needed speedy delivery of 400 tacos, or the delivery would be free. The runners accepted the mission and set out through a dangerous part of Puyallup on foot. They could not use a vehicle for fear of falling into lava.
The runners encountered a pair of bikers, and the team decided to take down the bikers and use their hover bikes to travel speedily through Puyallup. The fight lasted longer than expected, but the samurai were able to bring down the enemies and the deckers were able to take control of the bikes. With the hover bikes, the team no longer had to worry about lava.
The next encounter was a flying roc. The deckers researched information on rocs and learned that the creatures were dual-natured. The creature quickly fell to astral combat superiority. The team regrouped and carried on.
The team arrived at a cave in the woods, with 30 minutes to spare. They entered the cave and were attacked by a subterranean lake crocodile. The team handily dispatched the creature and discovered that the taco fanatic who had placed the order had lost a leg to the crocodile. The team rescued the man and took him to a doctor.
The run was ultimately a success and Taco Temple was pleased with the runners' service.
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2020.08.07 20:50 Faleonor Colossal list of QoL improvements I would like to see in the game (2020 Edition)

I've compiled most of this compendium last year, noting down every little thing that actively bothered me during regular gameplay, and I hope ArenaNet notices this and implements at least some of those ideas on how to improve the Quality of Life for Guild Wars 2. Some of those are fixes to the current behaviour of various game elements, some are new features. Separated into sections for your convenience
This time around I crossed out features that ArenaNet actually implemented (for posterity, lest their work goes unnoticed), and added some new ones.
Feel free to discuss and comment about your QoL wishes for the next year.
Camera:
Mount camera is not abiding "Use Free Camera" interface option, you can't look around without your camera snapping back the moment you let go of the mouse. And if you stand still, it ignores a disabled "Use either mouse button to change direction" option - if you look to the side with left mouse button and press forward, it will go in your looking direction, which is wrong, because that's the functionality of Right mouse button. It behaves correctly when unmounted, but on a mount, it's simply wrong. The current functionality will still be available to anyone through the options menu, but ArenaNet please make sure that people who chose to have it disabled - have it actually, you know, disabled. It really affects the fluidity and intuitiveness of mounts, which is a shame because the mount system is the best out of any game.
Mount camera is not using "First-person camera" even if it's on. I'm sensing a pattern here.
When dismounting, there's a good chance the camera will be stuck at some arbitrary zoom level (sometimes almost in 1st person) and then snap back to normal in 2 seconds. Pretty frustrating, please fix.
Pressing sideways while swimming without holding mouse reorients you strictly to the horizontal plane, which really messes with your controls when you are swimming downwards/upwards and want to slightly correct your course.
Swimming up by pressing Space is almost twice as slow as swimming forward with camera pointing up. Same goes for swimming down. This is ridiculous, please fix.
Camera can't be brought strictly up or down. It's like 85 degrees relative to the horizontal plane, not 90. No idea why it is like that, but please change it.
In first-person mode, camera turns your character from either holding left or right mouse buttons. This is both redundant and wrong - it should behave like in 3rd person mode. You should be able to look around while still running forward in the same direction while in 1st person mode - right now it's literally impossible. Moreover, for people who want that functionality, there is a specific option exactly for this "Use either mouse button to change direction". But it only works for 3rd person, for no reason.
Mounts:
Skimmer should really have a grace period for the water speed boost. It feels extremely off-putting to be constantly slowed down by the smallest patches of dirt. Even 1 second would be ok - skimmer won't replace raptor or jackal or beetle for ground travel, so Arenanet shouldn't be that apprehensive to make it more useful in water areas. At the very least, its hover ability should preserve the water speed boost, since in most cases you will hover over obstacles, so it makes sense for the energy-spending ability to have this functionality. In fact, it's the most obvious use of it, and I can say for myself that I assumed it would work like that, and still find myself fruitlessly pressing hover to preserve speed over terrain. The skimmer race during Festival of the Four Winds really highlighted that - literally everyone from 20+ people racing was hovering high over the ground parts.
Skyscale should have an option to drop down as if she wasn't gliding. You can press Mount Ability 2 keybind, but it's painfully slow. And the regular glide down isn't all that fast either. Sometimes you just want to fall like you never pressed Space twice at all. Just like you can put your glider away at whim, it should be possible to disable "floating", disable flapping the skyscale's wings.
Skyscale's engage skill should be a ground-target ability with a small range, or blast the ground right under yourself, like other mounts do. The current implementation is very clunky to use and sometimes even impossible to properly aim, especially on small ledges, which sounds pretty stupid from a game-design standpoint - an ability that you can't properly aim.
Skyscale's wall-cling should reeeally be a toggle, or at least 'Hold this button' function. It is very frustrating when you are trying to land on a small ledge, and instead it clings to the edge of the ledge, then to the wall behind the ledge, until you have finally managed to land on it. Or the dragon catches every single branch, stick, rope or flag when you are flying.
Wardrobe:
Dye job gets reset if you open the mount/glideoutfit tab, which makes no sense since they are all in the same category as wardrobe tab. The result is that you can't preview mounts/outfits/gliders and see if they dye nicely unless you apply the changes and ruin your whole current setup. And with mounts, you just can't see them dyed at all unless you already own them. This is actually detrimental to sales imo, because more often than not, a nice palette can elevate an otherwise mediocre skin to great heights of awesomeness. And the default colors aren't always the best. Please make a full-fledged dyable preview for mounts, gliders, etc.
Having backpacks and weapons be dyeable would be nice, no idea how hard it is to code it in. But the glidebackpack combos suffer greatly from this limitation, the most recent example being the Lightbinder Blades. Arenanet already went to great lengths to have the animation transition of these packages be as smooth as possible, but it doesn't matter if the colors are different. They don't even have to do dye channels for all backpacks, most of them can have it disabled (like Hellfire shoulderpads which are undyable, for example).
Dyeable weapons pls? The rumor is backpacks were coded like weapons which was the reason for not being able to dye them, but you solved that problem.
Wardrobe templates - transmutation charges can go away, I very much doubt anyone is buying them from gemstore, and it's a very disappointing practice in the first place, which discourages a player from experimenting with his outlook. If they absolutely have to squeeze more money, ArenaNet can sell template slots in their place. I'm thinking 5 base slots should be a good number, if they can't be allowed to be infinite. Also, one-click links for those templates would be a splendid idea, and really promote fashion in the community. Just imagine, how eager would people be in sharing their favorite outlook in map/guild chat and discussing it all. Just make sure that this link includes dyes (which you should then be able to remove from the preview, seeing the linked armor in your own color palette).
At least implement dye templates, character-specific of course.
If you aren't going to remove transmutation charges, at least make it so Gathering tools don't require them, or better yet, make the bought unlimited gathering tools freely available for all characters. They cost a fuckton of money, and getting the unlimited benefit for just one character is very unfair and clunky. Nevermind the fact that you have to spend transmutation charge to make a consumable item look like the tool you already own, for a limited amount of time.
Aura wardrobe with multiple slot types is long overdue. Would solve countless problems: infusions will be previewable and transmutable on multiple characters; you'll be able to choose which legendary footprints you want to show; legendary trinket effects will be available for all characters and you'll be able to choose a downgraded version (or even disable them completely), not just the highest because you equipped all 2(3) of them. Winter's Presence/Nightfury won't require a clunky solution of taking up a shoulder slot. Plus with auras being on a slot type, it will partially solve the issue of eye-rending infusion stacking by only allowing one of each type. Would help the game aesthetic immensely; it's almost a meme by this moment how many characters are just walking balls of visual cacophony.
There should be an option to 'favorite' minis, just like you can already do with dyes.
Preview window is outdated. It's too small to even show a human wielding a hammer, much less a charr. You should be able to preview dyes from your palette, and RESIZE the window, AND zoom in/out freely along with rotating on more than one axis just like you can on mount previews. For the love of god, CHANGE IT ALREADY. You can't preview SHIT in it. A single default charr without even weapons is literally too big for this ridiculous 'preview'. It's pathetic, it's unacceptable, it's outdated, cumbersome, detestable, dysfunctional and failing to do the one thing it's supposed to do most of the time.
Also preview window doesn't have anti-aliasing for some reason, contrary to the rest of the game.
And allow dual-wielding in the preview window. It's ridiculous that you can't even pre-coordinate fashion between main-hand and off-hand.
Gemstore items should be linkable or at least previewable in their normal UI, not in that tiny half-window inside the gemstore.
General:
Make Deposit All Materials a separate button, not a menu item - there's plenty of space up there, and that functionality is used almost constantly.
Material storage should have an option to show yellow/red border around material icons when they are close to/reached the storage limit.
Full support of "disabled aoe rings" - some abilities, e.g. HoT Jungle Root's 3-shot barrage has literally zero visual telegraph on the ground if you disable red rings. If it's too much work (thinking up VFX for every spell and making sure it shows the area of effect nicely and doesn't detract from other spells is quite an endeavour), then at least separate options to disable friendly aoe rings and enemy ones - incredibly frustrating to have to see all the white circles if you want to know the enemy abilities' area. Combo fields are quite visible anyway, and I definitely don't need to see a million of white lines that show the range of... something? Seriously, look at this picture. What are the rightmost rings even indicating? And you can't even guess which combo field will be the one to interact with your abilities in such a mess, so their lines are just visual clutter too in this picture. An example of a great ground indicator is lightning zone at Festival of the Four Winds, which shows where your Lightning Pull ability will turn into Lightning Tether that pulls you towards a lightning pillar instead of a target zone of your choice. It is concise, dynamic (the lightning circles around), makes it very clear which ability it is related to through the symbol on the ground and the VFX, and has a slight purple hue inside that ties the area together, not just the ring itself. And it is actually useful in its function, nevermind it just being very pretty. A great visual effect, please do more thought-out ones like that.
Continuing the trend of better readability - make other people's aoe and fx have a very faded and simplified look, while your own combo field and aoes should still have full VFX (in PvE). You did it with Auras, and it was great. Now do it for the actual source of visual clusterfuck in battles.
Finally, many VFX are utterly outdated, especially on core spells. 'Artsy' style is no excuse for their blandness, especially when you ditched that artsy style yourself for nice crisp VFX in new spells (not all though, some of the new VFX are bland too). For example, Ice Spike, with less polygons on it than in one character's finger and disappointing textures on both the spike and the explosion which looks horribly low-res even on highest settings. The "too much clutter" argument holds zero weight when it's actively detracting from the game's look, and when you can already split your visuals and other people's ones. Just do it for all spells, not just auras, like I said in the previous suggestion, and it won't limit the juicyness of spells' graphics.
Screenshots are quite unthoughtfully saved in the format "gw543.jpg" which is about the worst possible naming convention. That makes it hard to search through, not to mention transferring screenshots between PCs or after a reinstall, all because of having to resolve name conflicts. Please do what everyone does and name them gw_date_time.jpg or something. Also the screenshot number literally can't go into 4 digits, and in a hilarious (and pathetic) turn of events the game refuses to take a screenshot if you already have 999 pictures in your folder. It only get worse since the game attempts to fill all untaken numbers after having it reach 999, so if you ever deleted a screenshot, the latest one will fill its place, so you'd have, for example, gw134.jpg from February 2019, then gw135.jpg from August 2020, then gw136.jpg from February 2019 again. Which is a nightmare for organizing anything, and is really just unprofessional.
Please make map materials reset at the same time as dailies, not in 23 hours from harvesting them. It does nothing but annoy players and there is zero point to it, especially when the tech is already there. It's very frustrating to collect, for example, Bloodstone Rubies on Friday night, then wake up on Saturday, and the rubies aren't available for another half day. Ascended mats crafting resets at the same time as dailies, and that has never been a problem.
Please make a "Mute Sound Toggle" keybind. Many games have it, and it's pretty useful - for example when you want to quickly mute the game only. Going into interface - sound and then dragging the slider is very unwieldy.
Please get rid of the banner dialogue that pops up when you activate the buff. It messes with Action Camera fluidity by forcing regular camera each time you activate the banner, obscures screen, and just isn't needed at all. Plus you can't activate another banner until you close the dialogue box, which makes it frustrating when multiple banners are next to each other (like usually in Silverwastes) and you have to click/close them all.
Health bars should be improved. They are too small/thin, sometimes float too high, and the selected target healthbar is very unobvious - just a small red triangle almost a centimeter above the healthbar. It's very hard to see which mob you targeted in a crowd. Instead, selected target's healthbar should become a bit bigger and outlined or something. And the worst part is - the healthbars are barely clickable. It's insane how unresponsive they are as a targeting method - that should definitely be fixed too.
Please bring back Binding of Ipos book visual while on a mount/chair. It was such a cool and unique feature, and it fit Perfectly with the theme of the legendary - how freaking awesome is it, reading a demonic book while sitting in a chair??
Bring back downstate Lesser Lava Font. What kind of a idiotic decision was to remove it completely? It was THE most fun, flavorful and useful thing for solo PvE eles, and sorely needed too, since we get one-shotted by everything. What was the purpose of removing it?
Music just stops sometimes and there is no way to force it to repeat again. So you are just left wandering the zone in quiet, with only the sounds of battle to accompany you (and environmental ambience ala rain). Change this please.
Please make a separate toggle to show pet names. They are nothing but clutter, yet are lumped together with NPC name toggle. Make them a sub-group of Show All Player Names with a separate option.

Achievements:
Achievement tab should remember its state even after closing it, like Hero Panel currently does. For example, I was looking through Living World achievements, then a champion spawned and I closed it to fight him, but then when I opened achievements again, it reset to the starting summary view.
Achievements panel is not saving the scrolling after returning back to the list from a particular achievement. For example, if I look at the list of all War Eternal achievements, click on the one about bridges, look at it then press "Back" it shows the list from the very top, every single time (and that's even if it doesn't go to the meta-achievement "do 36/36 achievements of this episode" instead of the episode category you were in). Impossibly frustrating for browsing those long categories like Rare Collections.
Achievement Search behaves very erratically. First, it removes the quick tracking eye button from the search results for no reason, so you can't instantly track achievements but instead have to click on them. Next, when you go into an achievement from the search results list, it doesn't show its category, and there is no Back button, which makes it very hard to discern in which category you can find it.
Daily categories should be consolidated: all these LW maps are cluttering the daily page, and since they don't even offer a big chest after doing 3 of them, they should be just put up in big "LW3", "LW4" categories that include all dailies from these seasons - and maybe give a big chest with map currency of your choosing for doing a number (5 maybe?) of them across the whole season.
Activity rotation should include the already existing Aspect Arena and Basket Brawl that most people don't even know about, instead of repeating the long and tedious Southsun Survival and others twice per week. Some achievements to go with that would be nice too.
There should be a new daily category "Beetle Rider" to promote the beetle races which are actually pretty fun but mostly empty nowadays. Especially now that the rental service includes a mount whistle, so you don't have to walk back to the start each time you're dismounted just to get a new beetle.
You should be able to preview container rewards from achievement interface, like you can with skin rewards.
Groups:
The "Leave Party" button forces focus on the input field for a player name to join/invite, which is incredibly frustrating and honestly, not needed at all. You regularly stop running and instead write WWWWDDDDDAAAA in it.
There is nothing to indicate the squad leader in the squad UI when it's not maximized to take half the screen. In the regular 50 man squad, you literally can't see the leader at a glance and instead have to manually mouseover everyone. This is just bad design and no amount of workarounds or "why do you need to see your leader" excuses it.
LFG window should save your position even after closing - so that, for example, I could search parties for Tangled Depths, find none, close the window, wait 5 minutes then open LFG again and it would be already at Tangled Depths tab.
Moreover, LFG Open world tab should be consolidated for better User eXperience and promotion of less active zones. It should become: Parties, Squads, World Boss, HoT, Living World Season 3, PoF, Living World Season 4. There really aren't that many parties to warrant so much fragmentation. And if people would see all LW3 maps at once, maybe they would join groups for things they didn't originally planned for but would never find in the current system because clicking on every map one by one is long and cumbersome (and sometimes it stops updating the groups until you wait for a minute or so). Also I'm not sure about the usefullness of Mentoring tab. New players probably won't be looking in LFG, and from what I've seen, mentors are usually operating in Map Chat in starting zones anyway.
Finally, you should be able to click on the whole tab and see groups from all sub-sections combined. Like, I will click on Dungeons and see groups for all dungeons, but I will also be able to click on Ascalonian Catacombs in particular and see groups just for it.
Also, LFG groups should have a text or icon if the commander's world is full. This is very important to save a lot of people a lot of time hopping from one group to another trying to join worlds and having to close the "the world is full" notification every single time.
A queue system should be implemented for joining worlds to save people from right-clicking every 5 seconds to get into the commander's instance which is horrible UX(and UI too). To prevent afkers from joining, there should be a confirmation window, but with a 30-60 seconds period during which your spot in the queue is reserved for you.
There is no Join option in the friends menu, even if the friend is a leader of a squad. Furthermore, there is no join option when right-clicking on a name in chat, only invite, and even that only appears sometimes in some unspecified arbitrary circumstances. And to top it off, there is no indictation that the group of a person you are trying to join is full (or if the invite request was send). Neither through manually writing player's name and clicking join, nor through map - click on commander icon - join squad. Absolutely nothing happens, and you are left wondering if it's a bug or someting. The worst part is in the former case, when manually inputting the name and clicking join. It shows the same error message as when trying to invite an already grouped player - "The player is already in another party, squad, or guild". What in the actual fuck is that even supposed to mean? I'm trying to join a person through Join button, of course he's in another damned party, squad (or guild... What's that have to do with anything?). The only time it shows the right message (Group is full) is when you literally target the player near you, right click his portrait and choose "join".
LFG window should have its own hotkey.
It should NOT be possible for squads to merge without a confirmation (commanderless or not). I've seen numerous times how a commander was running a squad for achievements, only for some dickhead to merge a 30 person RIBA squad to it, and both sides are livid as a result, and the commander has to kick them all and they are all squadless as a result. It's awful all around, and it's honestly horrifying UX design.
Squad members have their names shown even if you disable "Show Player Names". That behaviour is simply wrong, and quite obnoxious too.

Trading Post:
The "Delivery Box" design in TP makes it seem like you can click anywhere in that big unified rectangle of yellow to show the full list of bought items. But actually only the top row of text is clickable, which is very counter-intuitive. Please make it all interactable.
TP search should have a filter that can exclude locked/unlocked items. This would make looking through the mini, dye, skin, novelty and weapon section much easier and enjoyable. Might even encourage people to explore new skins from time to time, if they wouldn't have to scroll past hundreds of "Carrion Pearl Crusher of Sigil Names".
When selling on Trading Post to the highest buyer with your amount of materials higher than the asked amount, and someone buys part of it while you are in the same window - the rest of your materials are automatically posted as Selling but with a price still set as the highest Buy order. Which defeats the whole purpose of Buy - insta-selling, and moreover goes against the purpose of sell - to sell things slower but at a higher price. Also, if you still want to insta-sell your materials, you will actually lose your listing fee (which you didn't agree to) when canceling the sell auction. Please, remove this automatic feature, it only creates frustration. If you aren't able to, at least make the price match the lowest seller.
When using custom gem exchange, the input field behaves extremely erratically, constantly moving the text cursor and putting in its own values when you delete numbers. Please fix, make it a regular text field without 'smart' aid.
Gemstore related:
Black Lion Statuettes list should include much less minis and more unique stuff. There's already a shitton black lion chest exclusives to put in statuettes, no need to further agonize the players by making 2/3 of the list different shades of minis.
A long shot, but I think it will be much healthier for the game, if: mount skins that just change color patterns and/or horn(ear, nose, mouth, etc) shape slightly and add dye channels - should be earned through gameplay. The complete and utter lack of ingame skins is very off-putting for a new player and embarassing when telling your friends about the game (see the recent Summit stream and his "where do you earn these mounts, raids? Dungeons? Solo?"). I don't believe that this will cut into the mount licenses profit, since the more flamboyant skins will still attract the sales, and the reduced chance to get 'filler' might even motivate players to spend more. At least it would for me. Honestly, how many players have you seen riding aspenian lizard raptor compared to the cosmic or flaming one? I believe that has everything to do with the fact that players either - choose mount-select licences and pick the most amazing skin since for the average player they already are somewhat pricey - or spent too much money on random chances to ride a less flashy skin. But if you make some skins available through gameplay, they might even have more status than the ones bought from gemstore, especially if the means of acquisition aren't trivial.
Same goes for Gliders and Outfits. At least some of them SHOULD be available through gameplay (legendary gliders aren't the answer, they are far too costly and time-consuming to make).
Chat related:
You can get link-spam-filtered just from messaging to yourself. I am used to linking items' and skins' links to myself so as not to spam the map, say or guild chat, and after 10-20 links it won't allow you to do anymore item links, which is ridiculous.
If you start writing a message in chat, but leave it unsent and do other stuff and change maps, the item links disappear for no reason, but the rest of the text remains. Super weird behavior, please fix.
Combat text scrolls down even if you scroll it up, making it impossible to read if you are doing literally anything and especially mid-combat. If I scrolled it up, it already means I want to see a particular part of it. Make it remain still when scrolled.
Chat timestamps should show seconds too. It is sorely needed for combat log but is useful for regular chatting too.
Please enable mouse-over tooltips for enemy abilities in combat logs. Sometimes you really want to know what killed you and a generic name doesn't cut it. It's hard to know what you could do to evade "Lightning Strike" when fighting a monster, or if it's unavoidable, or if it is supposed to be aoe, or if it was the one that knocked you down. It's gotten better lately, with an exorbitant 40% of abilities having a tooltip. In the newest releases only. Sometimes even the same boss will have both tooltipped and raw text abilities in combat log.
When you leave a group, all group chat gets instantly erased from chat log. This is beyond stupid and serves literally zero purpose. Makes it unnecessarily hard to message party members, read what you missed during combat, report offenders after the fact, etc etc. Same goes for squad chat, though in some cases it remains for an arbitrary amount of time.
Please make a /hug and /pet emote. It's very essential. And just more emotes in general, the current line-up is honestly pathetic.
Disable Ctrl+click functionality (which is doubled by shift-click anyway but without accidental spamming of guild chat) and put insta-Preview on it, which is incredibly intuitive and is the way it's usually done in other games.
2 mails per 2 minutes limit is way too small. People hit that multiple times just doing giveaways in guild chat.
Game Perfomance:
Trading Post is horrendously slow, 5 seconds to update regularly, sometimes can go up to a minute. Pls fix.
Game should incorporate DirectX 12 somehow for better FPS, so that people won't have to rely on 3rd party addons that might get them banned (according to multiple GMs I asked, they can ban you anytime if they don't like how the d912pxy behaves). Or at the very least, approve d912pxy the same way you approved ArcDPS, which is far more egregious as far as gameplay fairness is concerned.
Characters should NOT have clicking priority over objects, chests and other interactable things. That's just game-design 101, not allowing bodyblocking. You can even put camera in 1st person mode and literally have only the chest under your mouse, and yet it will still target the character that stands on his mount over it. This point is for cases when F interaction is sidetracked by other things, like reviving NPCs/players, people placing merchants on top of chests, etc.
Aviator's Box gives an unremovable debuff (unless you notice it in time and can return to the box) which is stupid, it should give the same droppable bundle skills as all other toys. That mechanic was implemented for good reason, but aviator's box is illogically exempt from it. And it also should have less interaction priority than chests.
Earthshaker Mining Tool has only 3 strikes per animation. As a result, it takes 4 activations of it to fully mine a Rich Platinum Vein, unlike all other tools that do it in 3. Please fix.
Earthshaker Mining Tool (maybe other mining tool skins too, but Not logging or gathering) force you to drop bundles when used, which is clearly a bug. Merchants' basic 100-charge tools like Orichalcum Mining Pick don't make you drop bundles btw.
Focused Solar Logging Tool has a moderate (30%) chance to have a visual bug where the sun rays are misplaces relative to the small sun FX. Like, there's a glowing orb above your character, but the rays all originate from a point 1 meter to the left, or down from the orb, resulting in a weird cone hanging miserably in the air.
There should be a native(not 3rd party) radial menu for mounts, their amount is getting a bit too high for keybinds.
Please reroute NPCs in Lion's Arch that patrol to Bank and Trading Post, making you greet them instead of interacting with the bank/TP. There's no point to it when other cities don't have that problem.
Many events are broken and can't be finished from time to time or at all, sometimes blocking collection/achievement/merchant progress. Examples: Portal of Rhand in Diessa Plateau, Sven in Wayfarer's Foothills, larvae in Teku Nuhoch in Tangled Depths, and many more.
Whisper of Jormag is bugged to hell. Spreading Ice is dealing damage just at any random point in time, regardless of anything. I had it deal its 10k damage at the very start of the spreading / 2 seconds after the 'explosion' / 1 second before the telegraphed expanding circle reaches the edges / deal its damage 2 times (without stepping into other people's aoe of course). Sometimes it even deals damage without the ability even active - you just randomly receive 10k damage, look at combat log - and it's spreading ice. Sometimes chains bug out and apply 6 chains in total. Sometimes the frostbite aura ticks 3 times instead of 1. And of course the last phase, a clusterfuck of abilities that just fire one after another without any regard to timers or each other. Two coalescing green circles one after another. Spreading Ice at the same time as green orb, sometimes with knock up for good measure. Fix it all, make it an actual skill-dependent and interesting boss.
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2020.07.28 09:31 guns_n_gardenias Cards Against Humanity Custom Word List! 😈😈😈

I didn't copy the cards word-to-word (the sentences may be too long?) so I broke them down a bit. Also, I filtered out most of the more... NSFW kinky sex-related stuff. Me personally, I don't feel comfortable with people drawing d*cks and vajayjays in a Skribbl game, so I took them out. Feel free to add them back in, if you're okay with it. I also took out some names that aren't really significant to me and the group of friends I play with. There's PDFs of the cards online and their expansions, that's where I got my references :>
Enjoy!
Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, pool, tears, hat, cool, Auschwitz, fart, walk, stray, old people, smell, fire, Lunchables, Keanu Reeves, smallpox, Hurricane Katrina, Racism, Kugel, snapping turtle, Michael Jackson, impotence, Natalie Portman, The Big Bang, Holocaust, geese, bees, Jew, gay, AIDS, drama club, overcompensation, sand, birthday party, pleasantry, Queen of England, menstruation, Teletubbies, agenda, abortion, Bible, Tom Cruise, all-you-can-eat buffet, shrimp, parking lot, Denny's, Martha Stewart, raptor attacks, dental, dam, condom, abstinence, tentacles, Nazis, America, global warming, science, ring pops, plastic surgery, butt, Axe Body Spray, Paris Hilton, Seppuku, James Bond, lick, binge, purge, cannibalism, piercing, electrocution, soup, child abuse, alcoholism, fetus, yeast, booby traps, prayer, Kanye West, puberty, heroin, agriculture, team-building, goblins, sea of troubles, obesity, chivalry, falcon, Bill Nye, Hot Pockets, BATMAN, iced caramel macchiato, dessert pizza, Domino's, fire, blunt, men, Steve Irwin, The KKK, SAT exam, golden showers, popcorn butter, Tiger Woods, Gandhi, pout, ethnic cleansing, Twinkies, pterodactyl, Ronald Reagan, Will Smith, Martin Luther King Jr, Four Loko, ghosts, natural selection, intelligent design, popped collar, The Underground Railroad, necrophilia, substitute teachers, land mines, The Amish, Elmo, post-modernism, midget, soul, passive aggressive, kibble, flash flood, human combustion, vampire movie, The Hamburglar, Justin Bieber, Heath Ledger, me time, incest, tension, emotions, Viagra, rich, lumberjack, dead parents, cat pee, nocturnal, fabulous, Arnold Schwarzenegger, chainsaw, Darth Vader, Bananas in Pajamas, canned tuna, Vikings, the heart of a child, leprosy, Britney Spears, Asia, math, hoopla, placenta, fraternity, Cards Against Humanity, Mathletes, destruction, stranger danger, iPhone, pre-teen, Existentialist, Dysentery, The Pope, Facebook, Genghis Khan, Oompa Loopas, M. Night Shyamalan, socks, voicemail, awkward, fingers, catapult, sperm whale, Creed, Red Sea, roller skates, explosives, Estrogen, dungeon, puppies, Grandma, lockjaw, fear, flightless bird, underpants, herpes, Michael Bay, abs, Robert Downey Jr, thermonuclear, windmill, corpses, New Age, saxophone, seduction, poor, homeless, sunshine, rainbows, benefit, Adderall, free sample, kidney stone, accident, Mad Cow Disease, yodeling, The South, sniff, lollipop, party pooper, Kool Aid, folk music, Japan, white people, prancing, tweeting, amputee, gymnastics team, lifetime of sadness, grave robbing, bowels, world peace, centaurs, casualty, hustle, Shaquille O'Neal, hot people, Stephen Hawking, girls, Italy, relationship status, Kamikaze, repression, scalp, Mexico, child beauty pageants, murder, friction, lobotomy, attitude, leash, cigarette, cuddling, stab wound, mouthwash, drunk, sniffing, glue, minority, college, drinking, yogurt, crumpets, pee, breakfast burrito, robot, love, re-gifting, Tamagotchi, dying, cookies, bake-sale, lamp, clinic, listening, wheelchair, monkey, hair gel, mime, Pac-Man, Harry Potter, peanut butter, parents, forget, lab rats, alternative medicine, high, high five, Chinese food, Happy Meal, power, sleep, night, Vin Diesel, dinner, billionaire, statue, wizard, baseball, app, acid, gas, haiku, time travel, hole, loneliness, chocolate, nothing, racism, cat video, lamprey, toilet, money, cops, acoustic guitar, hoodie, death, fire ants, possession, cowgirl, society, shots, maniac, scream, shotgun, flashback, Vietnam War, butterscotch, mall, unlimited breadsticks, conga, dimension, velcro, disco, PowerPoint, Samuel L. Jackson, mustache, punching, texting, Internet, pants, energy drink, lava lamp, Satan, cooking, bus driver, Pikachu, pregnant, 'Murica, NASCAR, Urban Dictionary, Cthulhu, cat, Ghostbusters, drunk text, carousel, haunted, cheese grater, beekeeping, coffin, litter box, smoke detector, hot sauce, dragon, slow clap, doll house, liberty, justice, hamster, one trillion dollars, Fifty Shades of Grey, Oprah, veterans, physics, bar mitzvah, Detroit, diarrhea, implants, email, socks, black hole, wedding, customer service, pizza, donkey, candy, Popeye's, motel, public restroom, puns, first date, Wikipedia, fundamentalism, Ellen DeGeneres, Monty Python, eugenics, Europe, reality show, euthanasia, toilet paper, Sonic, waxing, skinny jeans, gas station, gold digger, sperm bank, rock-paper-scissors, Hello Kitty, feminist, husband, roommate, clown, trombone, Ben and Jerry's, salmonella, first world problems, dominoes, diapers, millionaire, ninja, mentos, Diet Coke, pearl necklace, magnet, scorpions, pinata, sheep, uncle, nuns, snake, dentist, time machine, English, squirrel, whale, angry, tax, steal, giant squid, chewing gum, ginger, Taylor Swift, hairball, girl scouts, wife, Stormtrooper, the dark side, Pop-Tarts, Black Friday, sneezing, dinner, gynecologist, Asian, hoarder, frat boy, sacrifice, hunting, atheist, church, immigrant, asphyxia, The Civil War, drama club, Indian food, incompetence, childhood dreams, bloodlust, bath salts, choir, facial hair, The Holy Grail, wedding cake, centipede, Saturday morning cartoon, Kim Kardashian, bedbugs, beef, beer, fisherman, crabs, tea party, kumquat, belly button, Osama Bin Laden, blood diamond, volcano, waffles, stutter, mouth, facelift, boy bands, toenails, bunnies, casserole, Michigan, deaf, butter, unconditional love, Muhammad Ali, muscles, war crimes, Twilight, hopes and dreams, chimpanzee, clam chowder, girl scouts, women, troll, Mickey Mouse, cousin, knuckles, check, face, cryogenic, consultant
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2020.07.27 02:43 EscapeRestart EscapeRestart [Hub] [Minigames] [Creative] [SMP] [PVP] [PVE] {World-Edit} {Lands} {1.12.2-1.16.2} {Bedrock & Java}

Server IP: lobby.escaperestart.com
Website: EscapeRestart.com
Discord: EscapeRestart Discord
Rules: EscapeRestart ToS & Rules
Version: 1.12.2 - 1.16.1
Gameplay Types: [PvP] [SMP] [PvE] [CTF] [Tag] [Creative] [MultiMode]

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Welcome to EscapeRestart! EscapeRestart is a Minecraft Community / Hub that dates all the way back to 2009 (formerly TheOnes / Blocktopia), founded back in alpha days of MC. EscapeRestart is one of the oldest Minecraft communities, but still offers services in Premium MC today. We host multiple servers that can conform to any players style, and host tons of fun events on the side!

---------- Server Descriptions ----------
SimpleSMP is our survival server. It's main goal is to improve upon the minecraft vanilla experience, but never fully impede on it. It features a custom economy, player shops, jobs, land claiming, and much more. Want to build up a town with fellow members and wage wars against others? You can do that. Want to live peacefully and make a public area for everyone? Go ahead!
SimpleSMP has something for everyone, so come hop on and experience our brand new survival server!

- RoF is unique game-mode - Classic lava re-imagined. Here, players must survive together against the rising waves of lava. The lava has varying moods and speeds - so be prepared for different plans each time you hop on. You earn currency from surviving rounds that you can use to obtain higher ranks - and with that more cool, new items.
- RoF offers multiple unique maps and fun mini-games to play while you wait. Hop on to relive the updated version of the old classic now!

Blocktopia is our Creative Server, where WorldEdit is allowed for everyone upon joining. It features not only plots, but 3 FlatLand worlds, and a terrain world. Our creative server also hosts a handful of plugins to make your building experience better, like custom furniture models, custom heads, a banner maker, and more!
Blocktopia has a rank system, which includes the following ranks:
Novice -> Builder -> Specialist -> Advanced Builder -> Architect
All of these ranks come with special permissions and cool new features. Novices also have WorldEdit in their plots - so you can go ahead and use it right away! Fun and limitless perks and no donor catering makes this server unique in many ways.

AoD hosts multiple gamemodes inside of itself. Including:
- Mob [PvE] - Survive against waves of Mobs with friends.
- Infection [Tag] - A classic re-imagined. One person starts out infected and must tag everyone else to infect them.
- Zombie [PvP] - One person starts out as a zombie and must kill other players to turn them.
- CTF [PvP] - Work with your team and use "rockets" to shoot enemies and capture the enemy's flag.
- TNT [PvP] - Blow up the enemy teams core with the explosive weapons you are provided!
- TDM/FFA [PvP] - Battle it out against players, either with a team or by yourself.
AoD also offers a ton of unique maps built by our community with a central theme in mind. The Map Authors also choose the weapon kits users start out with, so you have balanced game-play, with no over-powered donor kits! Have fun and fight fair on AoD.
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Server Hardware: Dedicated: server with i7 powered, and SSDs.
Plugins: Multiple - Many Custom
Head Admins: Hex, nillbugwtw, Robo
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2020.07.21 22:47 500scnds [Table] r/Games – AMA: Robot Entertainment, Makers of Orcs Must Die! 3

Source
Multiple team members have responded with different accounts, so I am trying to section for whoever is answering.
Also, due to the greetings in the answers, the first line break for such replies has been ignored.
Questions Answers
ChrisRippy – VP of Production
Hi. I love you all. JJ, I'm upset and frustrated that I missed you two years ago when I visited the studio. When will you come to visit me? Chris, have you been taking breaks? Take more breaks. Tell people you can't make the next meeting. I'm worried about you! Josh, keep up the good work! Miss you all! Hey Nana! Miss you too :-).
Lore question: Are Maximilian and Gabreila in a relationship that has blossomed over the last 20 years? Do they have any non-orc children? No comment :-).
Hello ! I've played a lot of OMD2 with one friend and I'm wondering if a 4 players mode is planned. I'm thinking at some other friends who could discover OMD but that might not be interested to a 2 players mode. Thanks ! Hello! No plans for 4 player mode at the moment.
Just wanted to chime in and say Orcs Must Die 2 is what made me make my steam account when it released. Thanks for making a dope game. Cool! Thank you!
Are there long barricades in the game? Hello! There are the normal size barricades, and then you can upgrade them to double-sized.
the following two questions have been asked by the same redditor
How long has orcs must die 3 been in development? Hello again! It'll be less than two years from the time we started to the day it launches.
As for the soundtrack, will it be returned to OMD!3 or will it be a brand new one? As if all the already released parts of the series have multiple soundtracks that are found in all 3 parts. And I would also like to hear the old ones that were in OMD!1, but they stayed there. Hello! We've got a brand new soundtrack for OMD3, and I'm really excited about it. We don't have plans to release it as a standalone soundtrack just yet, but I'm sure that will happen.
If I might nerd out in a very specific and narrow fashion; Could you list the difference in poly county for the light orcs (or, any of the base / consistent units), between OMD1/23? The videos I've seen make the game seem remarkably pretty, but I was really looking for a quantifiable sense of scale. Howdy! Ooooo... we're probably the wrong folks to answer that question with specifics. I will say though, that it is much higher fidelity than our previous games, so you'll see big improvements in all the characters in the game, lighting, fx, and the levels. The artists and sound designer really went to town for this game :-).
Are there any plans for a level editor? I loved OMD2, and even tried my hand at making custom traps/levels, but being limited to changing which enemies spawned on existing levels made it a lot less interesting. A level editor would massively increase the replayability! Howdy! We talk about this quite a bit actually. Right now, we're focused on making sure OMD3 is great as-is, but that's always floating around in the back of our mind.
Will there be Russian voice acting in the game? we'll have Russian text in the game, but not VO at launch.
Hey Robots! I really enjoyed OMD 1 and 2. Can't say I'm thrilled that OMD 3 will be on Stadia exclusively for some time, but I understand that business is business at times and people need to get paid! I look forward to it on other platforms when it's ready. Thanks for your work! Thanks! Give it a shot on Stadia if you can... I think you'll find it works great!
Any stadia specific features? I.e., state share? Stream connect? I like all those ideas, actually :-). The timing of our launch and dev cycle didn't line up with many of the Stadia features, but we'll be supporting the game for a long time after launch, so who knows what will pop up.
Question for Chris Rippy: Given you were the Sound Director of Age of Empires 2... What's the story behind "Wololo" from Age of Empires? Who's voice is that? Will they perform at parties? Howdy! Thanks for sharing that link :-). That sound came from some ancient recordings that we uncovered in a secret vault while doing research for Age of Empires. I then altered/ edited it to make it fit the game better, and there you have it!
I don't think that person is available to perform at parties, but I certainly am.
Roggan.
Two of your more recent titles, OMDU and Hero Academy 2, didn't have the success one may have hoped for. Why do you think this is? Do you think the 'freemium' nature of these titles was a factor in why they didn't catch on? And what lessons have you taken away from the reception of these two titles, particularly with regards to the handling of established franchises? Hello! Good questions. I think there are a few reasons... the games were just different enough that they didn't resonate with the fans of the originals, the decisions we had to make to fit the freemium game model certainly had an impact, the markets were very different than when the originals came out, etc. For OMD3, we listened to the fans of the originals, and really focused on that as the framework for the game. We added in plenty to keep it fresh (war scenarios are fantastic!, plus great new heroes and gear), but kept the soul of game rooted in OMD1 and 2.
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Thanks for the answer! A more specific question, although I'm guessing the answer will be 'we can neither confirm nor deny': Will flyers be in OMD3? we can neither confirm nor deny. :-).
Im just here to wish you guys good luck! Cant wait for xbox version (You want it to happen) I loved playing OMD1 on the xbox :-). I've always felt the OMD games are perfect for consoles, couches, and big screens.
No news today on additional platforms though.
DJJazzyJJ – Design Director (Jerome Jones)
For Chris and Jerome, You both were at Robot since the start. Where did the first germ of the idea of Orcs Must Die come from? What was the inspiration and how did it springboard over other game ideas you had at the time? This is actually a real long answer but I will give a quick shot...
It started as a much more grand idea that we could not do at our small studio at the time. Something that was not tower defense at all.
We looked at the work and assets that we had done and came up with about 8 doable ideas (OMD being one of them) and even had a company vote to see if one stood out.
I was big on the TD idea. I have always loved TD and was playing them a lot at the time.
I guess it all worked out.
The story of Orcs Must Die was really simple but still funny and exciting for those that love the game. Orcs Must Die 2 expanded on it a bit and did more with it. Regarding OMD3... How did you approach the story in Orcs Must Die 3? Did you want to tell more story than the prior installments and advance the lore? Same as 2. We expanded. OMD 3 story takes place 20 years after 2. Some twists though. To the second question I would say yes. We took a few story-chances this time. Hope everyone likes it.
[deleted] Unreal engine is great place to start. Become a blueprint Rift Lord.
Post grad Guild Hall at SMU seems to be great for getting feet in the door as well. Very $$$$ though.
Good Luck!
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Okay, I have several questions: 1) Can we expect any of the OMD Unchained story to be retconned/covered in OMD3? No, the story follows directly from 1 & 2 and takes place about 20 years after 2.
2) Is there going to be any way for players to make levels/maps and post them online for others to play them? That is not in the plan currently.
3) How many playable characters will there be? 6 but not at start. You gotta earn it. :)
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Late to the party but a follow up, are the characters going to be like OMD2 where they have several unique traps/items or like OMDU where everybody had access to mostly everything? In 3 you have access to everything with any character. Locking specific weapons or traps to characters in 2 was not popular after all the feedback. SO... I changed that for 3.
Hey guys! Huge fan of your games! I'd love to hear how you have balanced bringing new and unique experience without loosing what fans love about the franchise. To put it another way, when you set out to make OMD3, what were your big goals. Not losing what fans love is the most important to me. Expanding the story was also a big part of 3. But cmon...
... WAR SCENARIOS! & WAR MACHINES!
Dive in!
What were some of the biggest game design lessons learned through the development of Unchained that the team has applied to OMD3? Can't wait to play! I would say to mostly return to the roots of the original game.
My question . is there a chance to return sabotage? it was the only competitive game that my friends and I wanted to play over and over. no more games like this. Currently no. I would not count on it but you never know what could make us change course in the future.
Are any of the unchained characters going to make their canon debut in 3 or are they dead forever? Well the story is around 20 years after OMD 2. I guess Max and Gabby but you probably already knew that.
"Dead Forever" is strong. You never know what we are going to do in the future.
Hey Robot! I love Orcs Must Die and I will be trying Stadia to get ahold of this thing as soon as I can. It looks awesome. I'm also a huge fan of the orignal Age of Empires games and I even thought Age of Empires: Online, which you guys made at Robot for Microsoft, was pretty well done even if the social aspect kinda kneecapped the idea a bit and the fanbase rejected it due to it's departure from the original games. My question is; after Orcs Must Die 3 is completely done (because there is always DLC to explore, I assume), do you see yourselves ever venturing back into Real-Time Strategy? Way to hard to speculate stuff like that. I guess you never know what could happen in the future. I know I still love RTS games but so many things go into what we decide to make at Robot.
We've seen a few characters, and a ton of items, some of which look familiar from OMD 1 and 2 and some from OMDU as well. Are we going to see tons of characters like OMDU had, or just the two apprentices we have seen talked about in the initial previews? In the end (campaign completion) there will be more playable characters. Cant tell you too much more because I don't want to spoil the story for you.
Hi, thanks for doing this, Orcs Must Die is one of my favourite franchises of all time and I was so sad when Unchained shut down but so happy to hear it was coming back (Despite having to wait for a non-Stadia release due to my country). Is there any possibility of bringing back a handful of stages from previous games similar to the classic stages added to OMD2? I always love when games do that, a great way to bulk up the amount of content. Also my longshot question, is there any work being done to look into an offline mode of Unchained? I feel like there's a lot of content there that could be put to great use in a standalone title! I know it's a longshot but I can dream, perhaps content from Unchained could be integrated into OMD3 over time? Side note: Juice is fantastic and very active, anyone remotely interested in following the game should join us on the Discord! Howzit goin'
I think by "stages" you mean levels or scenarios? Currently no plans for this but you never know. I also like re-doing the classics. We have talked about more stuff like this.
Juicearific – Community Manager (Josh Dickey)
Is it even possible to port it to switch? I mean due to hardware limitation? And is it even realistic that it will come to Steam or consoles? (How mich do you need to sell for this to be a reality) Hey Dream, We don't know which platforms and marketplaces are and are not realistic yet - we have focused purely on our Stadia release. We will be looking into where else the game can be released in the future.
As for how much we 'need to sell', we will certainly be coming to at the very least Steam, regardless of our Stadia reception.
OMG shut up and take my money! It's literally summer already so exactly when is the release date? Hi Terry, You can tune into the July 14th Stadia Summer Connect for more information about our release!
Are you going to continue the trend of allowing people to bind keys outside the WASD default? Will any keys be hard-bound? Hi r1nce, At this time keys are not rebindable, but we have heard this as feedback from other sources as well and it is being reviewed internally.
Controller buttons are rebindable.
Why moving from single player and co-op to multiplayer? Hi Nerf_Now, OMD!3 will support both solo and co-op, just as OMD!1 and OMD!2 did.
I just want to say thank you to ChrisRippy and DJJazzyJJ and the whole dev team for making the OMD games I have been a fan since OMD 1,2 and I beta tested and played OMDU and I loved every moment I played all the OMD games. I can't wait to play OMD 3 its at the very top of my must play games. And a thank you to Juicearific for keeping us up to date on whats going on. Long live Orcs Must Die! Speaking for more than myself here - We love hearing this. It makes everyone's day to get feedback from folks that have played the series and enjoyed it, and we can't wait to get it into your hands.
As for myself - thanks, and I endeavour to keep you as up to date as I can :)
Hey, love the OMD series, is the balance between singleplayer and coop going to be balanced? OMD2 was near impossible to play solo because it was scaled to 2 players. Would love to keep both of the modes on their respective difficulty levels. Hi Qooda, The game is designed with both Solo and Coop play in mind. I've played plenty of OMD2, and I think I know what you're referring to, in a few places it feels like it really is meant for 2 players. somewhere between 2-4 lanes coming at the rift from different sides making everything difficult.
I've played through the campaign here numerous times, and I must say it doesn't feel like I need a partner for any of it, even the parts where it feels challenging. I can't quantify exactly what that means, other than we definitely play through both solo and coop to make sure the levels feel fair, and that if you're not beating them it's because of skill, not the level's design favoring a different number of players.
What's the story behind the hate of orcs? I suppose that depends who you ask.
Max for example? He thinks they're gross.
Gabriella is still harboring some resentment from that time she tried to take them over.
Everyone in the Order has a different reason. In general though? Orcs want to destroy the world, so for that reason alone Orcs Must Die!
No real questions, just wanted to say I played and loved each of these games and definitely am excited for more! No real answers,
Just saying we love to hear this :)
Are there any Stadia only features coming to the game? Hey Searayman, We think alot of the Stadia features are very interesting. Unfortunately the timing of our launch and dev cycle didn't line up with many of the Stadia features, but we plan to work on the game for awhile after its release, so who knows what might get added.
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Great to hear that the studio is recovering. I personally played all the OMD games. 1 and 2 + all the DLC. I topped the charts with my friends on the leaderbords on sabotage. It was a lot of fun. I hope I'm not to late but my questions would be: How many characters does OMD3 starts out with? You start with 2, but the game itself has 6. You'll have to earn the others.
Will trinkets be back? Absolutely.
How many orcs can the engine handle (and is it more than OMDU)? Hard to say, but it's alot. And yes, definitely.
What can we expect in terms of long time replayability (except for endless/weeklies)? I will definitely get my hands on it when it comes to steam. I wish you a successful release on Stadia. In the base game there will be as you said, endless and weeklies. Also everything has a leaderboard that you can compete on. We're also developing DLC content that may add to the long term replayability, but nothing I can tease at this time.
Orcs Must Die 1 and Dungeon Defenders came out around the same time period. Going forward for the sequels of Orcs Must Die, did you take any influence from Dungeon Defenders? Do you reckon DD sequels took influence from OMD? Did Trendy and the DD team reach out to you guys, or vice versa? Either to jam ideas, or to take friendly-rivalry style jabs at eachother? I wasn't around at this time, but I asked some folks who were. Everything takes influence from pop culture around it, but we can't think of anything specific from DD that influenced OMD, and we don't know of anything specific from OMD that influenced DD. It seems both games were in development at the same time, so it's unlikely much was influenced one way or another.
Some folks from OMD have chatted with the DD folks in the past, but I think it was more of a friendly "Hey, we both make games" kind of thing. This is second-hand knowledge for me, so I can't regale you with some story from the past.
Omfg - LOVED OMD2 - PLEASE TELL ME IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A SHITTY MOBA?????? Cuz ya unchained was a total mess and extreme disappointment... But coop please!! OMD!3 will be in a format that more closely resembles OMD!2.
There will be 2-player coop.
A little late for the AMA, but how will you approach Orcs Must Die 3? The first game was more focused on the action, where your character was a lot more powerful than your towers most of the time. The second went for more vanilla tower defense approach but with you being a support mainly for cleaning up any leftover mobs. Would you say the 3rd game will be more similar to the first or the second? I hope buying and upgrading equipment for yourself becomes a viable strategy rather than spending most of it on towers after the first few rounds. I'm fairly certain I could clear almost every level of the game with just weapons, tar, and barricades. War Scenarios included, though those may get dicey...
I think whatever strategy you decide to use will end up being viable, whether you want to be focused on being the one to kill all the orcs yourself, or letting your traps do the work.
With that said, we currently do not have a way to use coin to upgrade your weapons. You can use those for traps with CC abilities, like tar or barricades however.
I'm late but just wanted to say that my friend and I got a heck of a lot of entertainment out of OMD 1 & 2 (and a little out of OMDU!). Fantastic games and I'm really looking forward to this one. I unfortunately don't have the internet capability to even touch Stadia but I will 100% be picking the game up as soon as that exclusivity ends. I will also admit that I would buy trap, levels and game modes DLC for years after release, in a heartbeat. Since I should technically ask a question, I will just ask if you guys can do something for me, which is have a great weekend. We will do that for you!
Thanks for saying hi, and we're glad that you enjoy the series :)
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1. In credits of OMD3 will be information about "How many orcs were harmed during the production of this game?" It's been hard for us to keep track. I don't think that's in there right now, but if we can get all the numbers right (Bob kills alot of orcs, it's hard to keep track of his numbers) maybe we can include it in the future?
2. How many Factions we will see in OMD3? For example in last wind belt teaser I found Fire Fiends? You'll have to wait and see what all factions choose to show up! I can confirm that yes, the Fire Fiends are definitely showing up alongside mainland Orcs.
3. In OMD3 will be more new enemies with unique skills like TNT Archers or Shield Trolls in OMDU? There will certainly be some unique enemy types, yes.
4. Every hero has own weapon and one skill like Egan has magic longbow? That is correct. The weapons they have can be used by other heroes, and after completion of the campaign any weapon can be used by any hero.
5. You can place traps under lava or acid? No, that shouldn't be possible.
6. Which map is your favorite from previous OMD games? Personally, I loved crossfire in OMD2. I played a little too much of that map.
7. In OMD3 state of trap are hidden like in OMD1&2? Re-fire rate would be nice to see ;) While there is no bar indicating a refire time, there are many more visual cues on a large number of the traps, to help tell how soon they will be recharged.
8. How long OMD3 will be Stadia exclusive? We cannot comment on this at this time.
9. There is possibility to Chaos Trials will be return in future In OMD3 or next OMD games? Chaos trials, or any other gamemode, are things that we would like to do, but do not have in development to comment on one way or another at this time.
10. You have ideas for OMD4? We haven't even launched OMD3 yet, and we plan on doing DLC for it too. Slow down a little :)
Orks is da best race in all of fantasy. (YES/YES) ? Orks Orcs is da best race [Add: to kill] in all of fantasy.
(YES/YES) ?
I handed this paper over to an apprentice in the Order. They marked it up and said they fixed it for me.
Will chaos trials be returned? We think Chaos Trials were loads of fun, but we do not have any direct plans to bring them back to OMD!3 at this time. With that said, we do want fun game modes - so it also isn't off the table. It really depends where we head with development in the future.
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* If I buy OMD on Stadia, will I be avoid to unlock it on Non-Stadia? And of course cross-play and account porting between platforms? We have no plans for unlocks persisting across marketplaces at this time. As for crossplay/account porting, we will tackle those questions sometime after our Stadia launch. They're decisions we haven't made yet as we are focused on Stadia at this time.
* A shout out to the person doing community outreach on the OMD Reddit. They are doing a great job. Thanks! I appreciate that :)
* Also a thanks, not only have I loved OMD for years OMDU became the first online game my kids and I played together. That's awesome, and we're glad that we could be a part of it!
Greetings from France! Long-time fan of the OMD series. Is there any difference between the different playable characters (gameplay-wise, I mean)? Will it be like OMD2, in which the differences between Max and Gabby were change of stats/2 specific weapons ans traps each/unique double jump move or will it be like OMDU, in which each character provided a completely different gameplay? It was, in my opinion one of the best things about OMDU! Looking forward to your answer and your game! Stay healthy! Thanks for being here in the evening! Characters will have their own unique movement-based abilities. Egan has a ground slam that brings him quickly to the ground and knocks back enemies around him. Kelsey has a levitate that has the potential to let her stay above the fight. Other characters have their own movement-based abilities (while some provide non-movement buffs, they all change movement).
I highly enjoyed Unchained, as a spin off and expansion on the series, so it really did suck that the main backlash was for that reason from people who wanted more of the same. One thing i really liked was the world building, with all the new characters and regions (which is why this series would be so perfect for an open world rpg) so I wanted to know if 3 is going to expand on that or completely disregard unchained and keep it simple. Also, a lot of the development was kept under wraps and there wasn't much shared with the community in regards to what was coming i.e. new heroes, and we know from the board game that there were a few more in the pipeline. Now that Unchained is gone and 3 looks to be going the generic hero route, will we ever get to see the unused assets for unchained? OMD!3 is set 20 years after OMD!2, and Unchained is mostly a side thought - this game will follow a pretty normal story arc, similar to how OMD!2 did.
As far as unused assets for unchained, the great thing about unused assets is they are already created assets. We don't know if we will ever use them, but there is always the chance as it would save us the work of creating those assets down the line. But we won't be using them unless we can ensure it makes sense for OMD!3.
Is the lore of Orcs Must Die: Unchained canon or legends, like Kyle Katarn :-(? The Lore of OMDU is considered non-canon, though it is possible that we will callback to things that were said or done during OMDU, making that specific thing canon.
For now though, everything from OMDU is considered non-canon. If anything from it becomes canon in the future, it will be because of something new related to OMD3 that mentions it.
Is it possible to add the Cygnus stuff in the game? Hey Flasherboooom, Assuming you're referring to the weapon Cygnus had in OMDU (Lightning staff, strong primary, secondary chained to enemies) - and wanting it as a weapon in OMD!3 - we'll have to see. We are always thinking about what traps or weapons we could add to the game in the future, so you never know what will pop up.
Whether there is a chance to see pvp as sabotage, sirge. Perhaps there are plans to create a separate pvp project? Hey Flasherboooom, We have no plans for a PvP mode at the moment. Things could change in the future, but for the moment we have no plans for PvP.
How long is your exclusivity period? Many countries has no access to Stadia due to... reasons? We cannot comment on our exclusivity time period.
We know that some players don't have access to Stadia, either because of their country or their internet quality, which is why we will certainly be bringing the game to other platforms and marketplaces after our exclusivity period.
How has the release date been affected by COVID? And how much have release preparations (like teaser planning) been affected by the need for a variable release date? While COVID has affected our work operations by shifting everyone to work from home, it only caused a small delay in our release while adjustments were made.
As for preparations in things like teaser planning, we didn't plan out multiple teaser schedules, we knew our earliest release date and built out the release plan based on what that earliest date was. We had extra things we could tease set aside, if the date had to get pushed back at all.
Once we did set a release date, we slotted all those extra things on the side into the schedule where we could. Overall COVID made only a small impact on our timelines.
Will the new bowling ball trap in orcs must die 3 shoot straight or shoot at an angle like in Unchained? Hey DaTeddy, The Bowling Boulder shoots straight out a bit, then is affected by gravity. So shooting one that's angled will come out at an angle (bouncing and rolling after it hits the ground), but shooting one coming out straight will come out a bit before falling to the ground and rolling.
The best simulation for this in real life is to flick a marble or bouncy ball gently. It'll go forward a bit, then follow gravity. Same idea here, except the giant ball rolls over and flattens Orcs into a pancake too.
The OG Orcs Must Die has gnolls and they were v-cute. In 3 can I play as and/or pet a gnoll? While OMD!3 has gnolls, they are no longer of the cute and cuddly variety. Not so soft and squishy. More like ferocious creatures wanting to tear you limb from limb.
I wouldn't pet one, if I were you.
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I want to pet Pet at your own risk. Just remember, Gnolls bite.
Do you have a roadmap that you can share with the community? Are you working on or at least already have plans for the game's DLC's or are you still focusing on the base game's launch? Hope to see Unchained characters make it in OMD 3 especially the melee folks like Tundra, Bionka, and Hogarth. We do have a roadmap, but not one we can share publicly at this time.
We have plans for DLCs, and have employees working on both the base game and DLC currently.
What are you pricing this game at? Hi Sinhoi, While we can't address the price at this time, all we can say is that we are going back to the pricing model of OMD2 where the game will be a one time purchase.
Since you guys are not going to support OMDU in any shape or form, did you consider to release the server side code to help people to have their own dedicated servers? For now the project that tries to launch OMDU in single player mode exists and a lot of people would be glad to play it that way. With small help and tips from your side it could be a way for those people to continue enjoying this game we loved. Hey Grasher, There's a few reasons we can't do that, so unfortunately we can't help folks run their own dedicated servers of OMDU.
As for the single player project - we appreciate that folks love the game enough to launch a single player mode, but OMDU was made in an older engine that we don't have time or resources to devote to.
We did everything we could for OMDU until we had to shut the servers down, and now have focused our efforts on OMD3.
I remember playing OMD on Onlive (the game streaming service) back in 2011. So what makes the Stadia partnership different for OMD3? Back in 2011, Orcs Must Die! released for many platforms around the same time. One of these platforms was Onlive. You could play it through Onlive or through other services.
For Orcs Must Die! 3, we are coming exclusively to Stadia for a time before we release on other platforms. You can check out some information on why we are coming to Stadia first with this post from our CEO: https://www.reddit.com/OrcsMustDie/comments/cslke7/clarification_from_robot_entertainment_on_orcs/
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I'd assume they tested the game exclusively on Stadia, so that's probably a huge plus. This is also true - many of our tests are conducted on Stadia. This means many platform specific bugs will be stomped out before the game reaches the hands of the players.
Spanish Stadia youtube channel here! How much players can play in a Orcs Must Die 3 co-op game? Stadia Estado. Hi Stadia Estado! We will be launching with two-player cooperative, so you and a friend can play together.
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Does the game support "local" multiplayer? Or just over the internet? "Local" is not a valid concept when it comes to Stadia, but what I mean is two players playing on the same screen (same copy of the game) To play coop on Stadia, you will need two Stadia accounts on two devices. We do not know what the future may hold for other platforms or marketplaces, in regards to local coop.
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I assume it also requires two copies of the game? That is correct.
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2020.07.20 23:17 GrumpyScrollwyrm Wings of Strife - Chapter 14

Fourteenth chapter of the Wings of Strife Fanfic!

!DISCLAIMER!

As the fanfic is taking place in war environment, it will get rather dark. That includes gore, violence, or other rather adult themes that will appear further in the story. No dragon passionate hugging tho.

I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in a loooooong while, but lately got addicted to playing some video games, but I'm back and even alive so here you go!
For the beginning click: here For the previous part click: here For the next part click: here

Chapter 14

Silentskies

The “princess’ NightWing” looked at the rough sea, as the large waves were flooding the sandy beach below the vine concealed small marble balcony he was currently standing on. He’s been going through a lot of stress lately, after two dragons who mattered the most got severely incapacitated.
First, my poor daughter gets into a random coma, next I get the message that my wife is nearly killed roughly at the same time as Sapphire gets her weird stroke that led to her state. There’s certainly some kind of magic involved… Even though I can’t prove it I just have a feeling something is not natural in play here… Those two events seem to be too much tied with each other to be a coincidence. Her pain appeared roughly at the same spots where Deluge got wounded too…
He sat down and scratched his head, looking down at the tropical trees that were bending under the wind that preceded the incoming storm.
I’m sure I’m missing something… I searched her rooms with Shrimp and Starsight, tested her for presence of magic, but nothing out of ordinary happened… What if someone from the outside cursed Deluge and my poor baby..? Queen Battlewinner has at least one animus under her command that I know of, so that wouldn’t be outside of the realm of possibility… But at the same time if she wanted to commit an animus into the matter, she could just order it to enchant some kind of weapon to track Deluge and kill her that way… It makes no sense...
“Brother?” a voice spoke from behind him. “You should come back inside, a harsh storm is approaching.”
Silentskies sighed and heeding Starsight’s advice came back into his study. It was not a huge room, however it contained all he needed - a small desk and several cabinets and scroll shelves where he stored his documents, blueprints, notes and several scrolls that he borrowed from the royal library that picked his interest. Now he placed a number of notes that contained plans he hatched with his sister about keeping Deluge safe, along with some others including dead leads that he disproved regarding Sapphire’s condition. Of course, she was fine now, but it remained unresolved. Silentskies hated unexplained occurrences, and as a former spy he believed that everything that happens has a cause, no matter whether it is a political intrigue or health of his beloved daughter. He couldn’t rely on simple coincidence or randomness, not when it came to his little Sapphire’s safety. He closed the door behind himself and sat down in front of his desk, that was being lit by the fireplace that Starsight just set on fire, on his right side.
“So, are they going to escort Deluge back here or not?” she asked him, as he threw a stack of papers into the fire.
“No. Too dangerous and it has too much risk in compromising their operation in Sky Kingdom.” Silentskies hissed angrily. “At least that was what Shark said.”
“So, besides what I proposed, what are our options?” she asked and looked at the remaining notes over his shoulder.
“Before she got wounded I sent her a letter straight after she left with a warning about the assassins, she just shrugged it off with: ‘Then let them come.’ In another letter that I sent I tried to reason with her by saying that since someone wants her out of the picture that might put me and most importantly Sapphire in danger. To this she responded with an official document signed by her that authorised me to manage the garrison of her island during her absence. Of course I already made first moves to make them more useful and vigilant, but...”
“NightWing assassins are still really dangerous, and if you’re hoping those SeaWings and SandWings to stop the more experienced ones, you will be really disappointed,” Starsight said, looking at the drawing of the layout of Deluge’s palace. She pointed at the main hall plans with her talon. “There, the left third corridor remains unprotected for the entire three minutes, enough for potential assassins to traverse here, behind the pillar, still remaining invisible.”
“I just brought those plans from watch captain. And as you can see, they are really flawed...” Silentskies said. “Can you outline the new routes for the guard patrols in order to make them cover much more space? I can’t think of a dragon who would be more qualified in countering assassins than you, a former one.”
“Sure, but how much dragons do we have at our disposal, what is their training and equipment?” Starsight asked him and sat down beside him.
“Fifty SeaWing royal guards and fifteen SandWing Duneclaws, courtesy of Queen Blister,” He said, but seeing the questioning look in his sister’s eyes he added: “Duneclaws are essentially the heavily armored honor guard.”
“Not that, but Queen Blister?” Starsight said, raising her brow. “Didn’t know that you think about her that way...”
“Oh, this… Well, let’s say that I got used to keeping my head on my shoulders, you know?” Silentskies responded. “Especially since walls have ears, so be wary of what you’re saying.”
Starsight hissed, but nodded in acknowledgement.
“Give me those plans and I will try to make use of those soldiers…” she said. “Maybe even prepare them to face NightWing assassins, if you let me. As for you, make some antidotes for the sentries. They will need them, since we actually use a lot of poisons when completing our assignments. You know, antidotes for paralysing Obsidian Snakeberry, lethal Corrupt Sanguinary, Dark Oleander or Suffocating Dragonbane.”
Silentskies whistled in surprise.
Nasty poisons. Corrupt Sanguinary - long and painful death caused by severe internal hemorrhage, almost splitting internal organs open, Dark Oleander - poison slowly lulling even strongest dragons to sleep from which they won’t wake up ever again, Suffocating Dragonbane - essence taken from a dangerous red flowers, attacking victim’s respiratory tract, making them unable to breathe and ultimately leading them to suffocate.
“Hmm… Moons... There’s nothing that can revert the damage from Corrupt Sanguinary… Nothing except magic and long hospitalisation. Horrible poison…” He said thoughtfully. “I’d have to employ the help of SeaWing alchemists, but that’s not a big deal, I worked with them earlier, giving them NightWing knowledge about alchemy, while they taught me theirs.”
“You- You sold our secrets to them..?” Starsight asked him, relenting.
“Sold is a bad word I’d say. I’d prefer that I got convinced by a certain SeaWing and she allowed me to see the better way of living, instead of clinging on to a drowning tribe,” Silentskies said, and looked into Starsight’s violet eyes harshly. “You’d be better off if you’d finally accept that.”
“But.. We are the NightWings...” she said, drooping her wings.
“Starsight. Population of our tribe is dwindling everyday and you know it. Barely any dragonets are getting hatched in our volcano, while numerous dragons die, to a toxic volcanic fumes, sudden lava outbursts or just starving to death,” Silentskies responded. “None of the other Kingdoms would even consider us as a force to be reckoned with anymore, maybe except RainWings who disbanded their last army ten years ago. Only chance of our survival is to migrate into other tribe’s territory with some kind of official agreement. Sometimes a little bit of humility is the best choice. Since I already have a somewhat established position here, I could act as Battlewinner’s ambassador, but after what she’s done to you...”
“Queen Battlewinner nor the NightWings wouldn’t ever agree to allow our tribe to live as some kind of lowlife refugees!” Starsight interrupted, hissing angrily.
“Ancient pride won’t feed the dragonets, nor make the volcano more habitable,” Silentskies said quietly. “Realistic approach to the situation is the only way the NightWing tribe could be saved. Battlewinner needs to stop living in delusion and shadows of the past. I already talked with princess Greatness about this, who agreed with me, but she can’t do anything as long as Battlewinner is the queen. But maybe with some support from the SeaWings we could change the NightWing queen to a more agreeable one, for the good of our tribe.”
“Is this the reason why have you married princess Deluge in the first place?” she asked him, looking into his eyes in disgust. “So your love both to her and your daughter is not true?”
“Three moons, no!” he shouted. “I mean… I planned to get into her good graces as soon as I arrived at the Sea Kingdom. When I saved her from the scavengers that was the opportunity I exploited. I carried her back to my small cave, took out a scavenger spear that was dug deep into her chest and began healing her. I already knew that she didn’t have any kind of prejudice against other tribes, so I revealed my true form to her after she woke up, after being unconscious from her severe injuries for two days. At the beginning I was considering keeping her as a hostage to enforce some kind of treaty on the SeaWings… But then… She was so genuine and grateful that I just couldn’t exploit her like that. During the process of me nursing her back to health we just fell in love with each other.”
“Have you told her about it though?” Starsight asked him, still maintaining her piercing gaze. “Your initial motive?”
“Well… Yes. It caused a big crysis in our relationship. She wanted me to leave and don’t show up ever again. She even dragged me into her speech in front of the SeaWing court and the queen, denying everything that happened between us. It was horrible and humiliating,” Silentskies responded in sadness. “But then… Something that reminded us about our love happened…”
I still remember that moment as if it happened yesterday… When she suddenly started staggering and nearly fell over, but I held her, gently laying her on the floor and… She began breathing heavily while clutching her underbelly.
“S-so… It’s possible for us to have dragonets..? I-I feel them wanting to go out… ” she whispered. “I-i’m so sorry for all that I said… And all that I didn’t... Don’t leave me, I-i’m scared…”
“Of course it is, silly… Never heard about hybrids? I will stay with you, don’t be afraid,” I responded. “I can’t leave you alone with our babies, right? Just stay calm, doctors are on the way...”
“But… They’re coming out n-now...” Deluge hissed through gritted teeth.
“What exactly?” Starsight asked, making him come back to reality.
“She laid our eggs… That event got us closer together and gave us strength to ignore everyone who was looking down at our relationship… Even our small squabbles didn’t matter anymore, not when her eggs turned out to be really small and looked rather sickly. All healers doubted their survival, but Deluge didn’t want to believe them and decided to always keep the eggs near her, providing them her own warmth for most of the time, rejecting the Royal Hatchery. She wanted to be aware of every change that can weigh on their survival, so she kept them close. She of course sometimes gave them to me as she was still actively training her soldiers as she: “couldn’t allow their martial prowess to decline”... And then several months later our one male and one female egg hatched,” Silentskies said quietly, twining tail around his back legs with a silent sound of scales rustling against the marble floor. “However it was not entirely a happy event as we expected. Sapphire… She didn’t have enough strength to breach her eggshell, being so tired after the effort that she straight up went to sleep in Deluge’s arms after we got her out. Our son in the meantime… He didn’t even put out any effort to get out. After we helped him we realised why.”
“You had a son..?” Starsight carefully said, placing her talon on his shoulder.
Silentskies stopped for a while, gulping loudly.
“He had no hind legs and was completely blind. He looked truly miserable when I picked him up. His scales were blue but… Not beautiful SeaWing blue, it was something like rotten or sickly blue. He was trembling from the cold. I tried to give him to Deluge to hold, but she looked… Horrified. She initially rejected him…” Silentskies sighed in sadness. “I tried to warm him up in my embrace, but I think that he felt what his mother thought of him and began to cry. Poor baby was so small that he and his sister could both fit in my talon.”
“What happened to him..?” Starsight asked with care. “I mean… If this pains you too much you don’t have to tell me.”
“It’s fine… His tiny, sensitive heart wasn’t able to endure Deluge’s reaction. He just mumbled: “Dwaddy..”, before he got a violent heart attack,” NightWing whispered sorrowfully. “Despite the efforts of me and SeaWing healers, he passed away shortly after, his tiny talons clutching my finger to the last second… Deluge tried to bring him back as well, hugging him and apologising desperately through her tears, but it was already too late. Our dragonet died on our talons, being alive for only several minutes. Imagine naming your little baby after his death... We named him Dusk...”
“By the moons, I’m so sorry,” Starsight gently embraced him with her starry right wing. “Parents should never put their dragonets to the eternal rest… It’s just wrong.”
“I already watched one of my babies die… It was the worst day of my life, but it made me love Sapphire so much more than I ever would if the world wouldn’t prove me the vulnerability of my dragonets… I even adopted Shrimp as my second dragonet, to fill the void in my heart reserved for my poor little son that we failed to welcome into this world... It was my way of accepting the loss of my baby, by always being here, for them,” Silentskies said and began crumpling a piece of paper in his talons. “Deluge at this point had a really hard time to cope with her loss though. Through her pain and guilt she started persuading herself and everyone around her that her son died in the egg, while often trying to escape me when confronted about it. She began avoiding me and Sapphire altogether when I tried to talk with her about it, living in her depressed state for nearly an entire year, trying to turn her attention away from her unresolved grief that she couldn’t come to terms with. When the Sea Kingdom got drawn into the war her escapism got even more worse, as she was leaving me and Sapphire alone for months, while we were both terribly worried for her at all times.”
“But she promised to come back as soon as this campaign will be at its end,” Starsight noted. “Maybe she finally overcame her own...”
“Do you think that was her first time she promised something like that? No, my dear,” Silentskies interrupted. “If she would come back to her health, she will go to another campaign as she already did multiple times.”
“But if she won’t be healthy anymore? There’s your chance if she, let’s say, lost her leg or something that’d make her incapable of fighting anymore. I think I can stage a horrible accident, even in my state...” Starsight said carefully, as her brother widened his eyes looking up to her. “Won’t be that difficult on sleeping dragoness.”
Cold chill ran down Silentskies’ spine as he noticed the cold calculation in her eyes. She was capable of harming Deluge like that. This thought disturbed him horribly. Where was the small Starsight with her beautiful eyes that looked like a night sky, innocent and young just as he remembered her?
Of course I know she’s an assassin now, but seeing her thinking like that… She changed so much since I last met her...
“Now I need you to look at the situation realistically, do you want her back or not?” Starsight continued. “But of course that’s just my opinion, to make her lose just one leg and keep the rest, instead of...”
“Sister, by the Moons, NO!!” Silentskies exclaimed with shock. “I will not let you maim my wife like that!”
“But theoretically...” she began.
“Starsight, if you’d mention harming my Deluge or Sapphire ever again, I will become really unpleasant.” Silentskies cut her out. “We… We will wait for the events to unfold when it comes to my wife. There’s still hope that Coral will send her back home, due to her condition. Now let’s focus on my little Sapphire.”
“Ah yes, your sweet little gemling that absolutely hates me,” Starsight snorted out. “Can’t she understand that I’m not trying to replace her non existent mother?”
“She’s just missing her mom, that’s all… Would you really blame her for that?” Silentskies asked. “It explains why she’s acting like that.”
“Grr… Fine. I wanted to be friendly to her, and she just started hissing at me...” Starsight said, slightly frowning. “But alright, what have you established when it comes to her?”
“Still nothing. I think she’s hiding something from me although I can’t quite put my finger on it. I believe there’s some magic involved somewhere, but I’m nearly certain she’s not an animus, so I think she possesses something magical… Or in fact something may be possessing her and that scares me...” Silentskies said, looking for a certain scroll in his small scroll holder placed on his desk. “That’s why I decided to contact the professionals. Here.”
He extended his talon holding a marked scroll. It was an old excerpt from the treaty documenting registered factions in Sky Kingdom, dating from hundreds of years before Scarlet’s reign. Starsight took the scroll from him and carefully unrolled it and relented in surprise.
“Order of the Unending Flame!? But… Moons..” she gasped, abruptly dropping the paper on the desk. “They’re fanatics! Please tell me that you haven’t tried to contact them yet, if they are still existing.”
“I’m desperate, Starsight. My trusted messenger located their contact which was oddly at the same meeting place that was listed on that document and gave her my letter about my suspicions about my daughter,” Silentskies said, laying his talon on her shoulder. “Maybe some of their methods throughout history were a little bit unorthodox, but for a good reason. They were dealing with animus scum after all, and if something magical has an influence on my poor baby’s state I want them to deal with it as soon as possible. They haven't responded yet though.”
“If you really believe that this is the best way...” Starsight said reluctantly.
The relatively quiet moment of unspoken thoughts was interrupted by SeaWing who busted out of the door, leading to the main hall of the palace. He was completely soaked, water dripping from his entire body, as he tried to catch breath with his sides trembling and foam emerging from his mouth. Starsight already had a dagger in her talon, but stood down seeing a dragon familiar to her.
“Friend… Deluge... ” he managed to speak through his heavy breaths before coughing took over him. Silentskies quickly walked to him and gently seated him on the cushion that was laying on the ground nearby. Starsight already poured the water from the jug that was placed nearby to the green goblet.
“You were after a long journey. Breathe and drink before you deliver your message, my friend,” Silentskies said calmly, as the SeaWing nodded thankfully, drinking the entire content of the goblet Starsight held. “Is everything alright? You haven’t been wounded?”
“No, I’m fine… But Princess Deluge...” A SeaWing messenger named Marlin spoke weakly. “Assassins...”
Silentskies’ eyes widened and met with frowning Starsight’s glance. He looked down at the SeaWing and slightly nudged him with his talon.
“Assasins what!?” he shouted a little bit louder and higher than he intended.
“Deluge got nearly assassinated… Killer got into her tent and was stopped by her RainWing healer...” Marlin managed to speak before Starsight gave him even more water to drink. He thankfully nodded again and proceeded to drink the entire content of it again, regaining his breath. “They were two NightWings, mother and daughter… They… They had an animus touched ring that allowed one of them to shapeshift into a mate of Delta… She was named Bloodfin if I recall correctly… They planned to replace her or something, as far as I know...”
NightWing’s eyes widened even further as he looked at Starsight who wrinkled her snout.
So Battlewinner already committed animus into taking out Deluge… Moons…
“Do you know more? How did they look, or if the assassins revealed anything?” Silentskies asked anxiously. “Names, affiliations, anything?”
“Only dragonet survived. The adult NightWing got killed by the RainWing who used her venom. I don’t think I’d look at the RainWings the same ever again...” Marlin said. “The dragonet tried to kill Bloodfin and was stopped by Delta, who in turn got poisoned. Healers were still fighting for his life and Vanilla was brewing something in a hurry before I left.”
“Hmph… But have you remembered any names?” Starsight asked him thoughtfully. “Oh, and believe me I’m no longer affiliated with them, so you can speak freely.”
“The dragonet… She was named Blackout,” SeaWing said, receiving even more water from the Starsight and this time not drinking it not entirely. “Poor thing. When they captured her she had two of her legs broken and was carried on a stretcher. They took her straight to the interrogation, but allowed the healers to patch her up during that. She revealed that she and her mother were dispatched among others to take out important commanders from the winning alliance… Which is our alliance. Their queen intended to prolong the war, moons know why. Since they failed she warned us that there will be more coming, but this time they may not strike her again directly. NightWing assassins are known for their ability to create chaos in their wake, so they may seek another way to derail our war efforts… That was what she said, before healers got too impatient and ordered everyone to leave.”
“You made us a great service, Marlin, now if that’s everything, please go to the second empty guest room, rest and later my servants will bring you some food,” Silenskies said calmly and dismissed the SeaWing who bowed gratefully and swiftly left the study.
“Battlewinner makes her first move...” Starsight said, sighing in sadness. “What he said was true. I remember Blackout. Poor girl, that was her first assignment… She was always so scared of the job that she was given by her birthright, being bred specifically for that.”
She sat down and gently touched her own belly.
“You won’t be forced to become an assassin, my baby,” She quietly spoke, stroking the place where her egg was present. “You will choose your own path, and I will do everything in my power to support you, wherever it will lead you.”
Silentskies gently placed his talon on her shoulder.
“I’m sure you will be a good mother to your dragonet,” He spoke softly. “How long until you will lay it?”
“SeaWing from the Dragonet Care said three weeks, give or take four days,” Starsight said and stood up again. “But let’s get back to our main topic. Marlin spoke the truth when it comes to the methods of our assassins. Only a mad or suicidal dragon would try to strike Deluge again, after the SeaWings at the camp are already on high alert, their vigilance possibly doubled or tripled… No. They will strike elsewhere.”
“Hm.. And since Deluge is going to be awakened very soon, and if she would be still capable of waging the war...” Silentskies said, as Starsight nodded. He already expected what she’d say next.
“They will strike where it will hurt her the most,” Starsight said grimly. “Which means at you, Sapphire and possibly even me, exploiting the opportunity.”
They both brushed their wings against each other, and sat down in front of the half transparent doors leading to the concealed balcony, twining their tails together. They worriedly looked outside. The storm already started swaying vines to and from, making them dance chaotically, almost reflecting both Starsight’s and even Silentskies’ uncertainty of the future events to come, both asking themselves the question that haven’t been spoken out loud. Would they remain or be tossed away by the storm?
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2020.07.15 20:06 RasberryCheesecake fitmc

2b2t is the oldest anarchy server in Minecraft. There are no rules. Hack, cheat, steal, lie, nothing is off limits. Wars, battles, builds, and betrayals have all happened here. As with anything related to 2b2t, viewer discretion is advised. Welcome to the world's worst server.
―One of FitMC's intros
Peter Larsen, known online as FitMC (born: February 1, 1990 [age 30])[1][2] is an American gaming YouTuber best known for his videos about the Minecraft anarchy server 2b2t. He also became a meme due to his memorable catchphrases such as "The oldest anarchy server in Minecraft" and "Clown down".
Fit was victorious over TheCampingRusher, and is friends with SalC1. He is also the largest 2b2t YouTuber at over 1,000,000 subscribers as of June 2020.

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YouTube History

Fit first made his account in November of 2008 but did not upload his first video, Team Fortress 2, until 2012. Fit joined 2b2t in 2013 and made his first video on it.
Just as the server began dying, with lots of old members either getting bored or moving on with different things, on June 1, 2016, a large YouTuber by the name of TheCampingRusher uploaded a video on 2b2t. Many of his fans attempted to join 2b2t, causing massive lag. The server wasn't prepared to handle an influx of this many players. During the 2016 YouTube invasion of 2b2t, also known as the Rusher War, Fit was chosen to be the leader of Team Veteran. Team Veterans' goals were to kill new players, nicknamed "Newfags" by old veterans and to stop them from leaving 2b2t spawn. Team Veteran has since been disbanded since TheCampingRusher left 2b2t. He now does base tours and history videos on 2b2t.
He recently started streaming on SMPLive, a whitelisted Minecraft server for streamers. He was one of the first to find a Minecraft flying exploit using minecarts and fishing rods. SMPLive has since been shut down due to the start of the SMPEarth Minecraft server, a whitelisted server for streamers that uses a map of the Earth. As a result of all the hype around SMPEarth, there was little player activity on SMPLive. Fit is also a member of SMPEarth.

2b2t History

Pre-Rusher

Fit joined 2b2t in the summer of 2013, during the second spawn incursion. He traveled thousands of blocks out "surviving on zombie flesh and spider eyes" before starting a farm. He made his first base in a winter biome near spawn. Somewhere down the line, he made another base that was griefed by Popbob, who killed Fit during the grief. He was a loner for his first year of 2b2t, until he was invited by James_Rustles in 2014 to join a base called the "Kool Kids Klub", where he helped build the largest gold farm on the server. When the base was discovered due to it being near the highways, Fit fled and returned to a spawn base of his, where he began experimenting with powered flight, making the first successful flying machine and later the first flyover of spawn.
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Following this, he was approached by Sato, who invited him to Asgard II. After Oremonger was given to Asgard II by a leaker, the members of Asgard II griefed their own base to make sure no other player would have the satisfaction. When the coordinates were leaked and the third incursion began, Fit joined the team at Wrath Outpost and fought in the incursion. After it's conclusion, Fit traveled by flying machine far out in the End. While doing so he stumbled on Space Valkyria. After this, he set up "the DFC", an outpost for travelers. He planned for it to allows travelers to dock/start their airships. He abandoned when he learned that Mojang planned to extend the End. Afterward, Fit moved to Aureus City, began farming gold, and began searching for ruins on 2b2t. He also griefed some spawn bases or whatever was associated with the Imps on January 3rd, 2016 alongside Babbaj and Jared2013.

Rusher War

When the Rusher Invasion began in the summer of 2016, Fit, in collaboration with Sato and Offtopia, created Team Veteran as a means to oppose the Rusher onslaught. It was a plan to both control a portion of the mass onslaught of new players but also lay a trap for an eventual betrayal by oldfags. However, this betrayal attempt did not go over as planned, as Fit was eventually shunned by many of his oldfag peers for "selling out" and collaborating with TheCampingRusher for the sake of perpetuating “YouTube Minecraft-roleplay drama”.
During the course of the war, he began to rise to fame as he started to post several videos about 2b2t on his personal YouTube channel, either showing montages of him killing Rushers, advertising Team Veteran, or doing base tours and history videos. By the end of the war, his fame was becoming larger than expected and due to this rise in popularity, many Veterans began to think that Fit was becoming somewhat soft towards his newfag subscribers, who the Veterans intended to backstab once the war was over with. Because of his YouTube success, many people began labeling him a "jewtuber".

Post-War

Fit declared the Rusher War officially over on October 9th, 2016, and put Team Veteran to rest.
On November 10th, 2016, he went to the End to prepare for the 1.11 update on 2b2t, before the great rush for shulker boxes starts. He eventually returned to the overworld on December 7th, 2016, during the chaos of the Fifth Incursion.
He declared a short resurrection of Team Veteran as a reaction to a French Youtuber with 600,000 subscribers named AgentGB, who joined 2b2t and showcased the server on his channel. However, in response to the large amounts of hate that he was receiving, AgentGB mentioned that he did not intend to create a 2b2t series on his channel and so never created another video. After this, Fit went into a decline on 2b2t, after the Airship Record Stream and the Boat Record Stream. During this time, he quickly logged onto 2b2t and said: "If you disliked 2b2t in June 2016, you're going to dislike it even more in June 2017."
In January 2017, he returned to the server to kill some noobs in Spawn, and tour random monuments.
He also had a positive reaction to AntVenom's idea of joining the server. He states that Ant is more respectful of the server, unlike Rusher who came into 2b2t without notice.
On February 25th, 2017, he started to construct a new, entirely underground base, without showing any bedrock, but two days later it was found by ChromeCrusher anyway. He attacked fit while he was live streaming, but he was unable to kill him. At that point the base was only a giant hole in the ground, so fit didn't lose too much.
Later, on March 3rd, he tried to establish another, even safer base, this time in the sky, so no naturally generated terrain is shown. Eventually, he invited AlphaComputer and ChromeCrusher (it has been speculated, that Fit did that so Chrome wouldn't find it later and grief it like the other base incident).
During March, he toured the freshly griefed Wintermelon, and made a clickbait video about the Apocalypse Exploit, declaring the "end of 2b2t".
On April 4th, he started his journey to the World Border, through the +X nether highway. He arrived at Point Nemo, on April 24th, and several former diggers, including Byrnsy gathered, to celebrate his arrival. Later some people blamed him, for generating too much attention around the place, which may have caused the new wave of grief in Point Nemo.
On May 18th, another drama involving Fit, broke out as he visited the diggers' secret base, Point Dory, without their permission. In the very same video, he announced, that he'll go back to spawn, feeding the speculations, and panic about June 1st. Fit went on to join the Spawn Masons a day later.
After June 1st, with Rusher not returning to 2b2t, Fit made a memorial video about the Warlike many other people did at the time.
He is currently doing pretty much the same live streams and videos that he has been doing before June 1st, like his Alpha gameplay series, his 1.12 series, 2b2t vids, etc. However, now he has currently attended Vidcon 2017 and made a video about it as a 150K subscriber special. He also met Rusher in real life during the trip, showing that things settled between the two. Fit claimed that Rusher was one of the parts that caused his YouTube success.
On October 26, 2019, Fit made a video asking for help with finding the Far Lands on 2b2t. This video was not taken seriously by the community. This was mainly because Fit offered $2,000 to the first person to find the Far Lands, and the person who found them would have to let Fit log into their account in order to prove they actually found the Far Lands.
In May 2020, Fit reached 1 million subscribers. His special can be found here. After Fit announced he was completely devoted to YouTube and his 1 million milestone, it has prompted worry amongst queue times and player count. This milestone also played a part in the mass queue influx of 2020.

SMPLive

Fit joined SMP Live on July 7th, 2019 after possibly getting an invite from AntVenom. He was known for his use of End Crystals to kill people and made many lavacasts at his base.

SMPEarth

Fit plans to build Disney World in Florida, create nuclear bombs under Cinderella's castle, annex Cuba, and build a Publix.

History

Day 1

Fit founded the Kingdom of Florida.
Fit came to Antarctica to be killed by Technoblade for an experiment to test power loss upon death. He became allies with the Antarctic Empire as a result.
Fit also rejected an alliance with TommyInnit, because he was a "Lone Wolf". However, he then aligned himself with Antarctica shortly afterward.

Day 3

Fit reclaimed Florida following the Day 2 faction reset.

Day 6

Fit conquered the Florida panhandle.
[TODO: Days 7+]

Relationships

Positive

Negative

PC Specs

CPU : Intel Core i9 10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz (5.3GHz TurboBoost)
Motherboard : ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI AC)
Memory : 32GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM 3200MHz RGB (2x16GB)
Cooling System : Hydro X Stage l Liquid Color : CORSAIR XL5 -
Red Case Fans : CORSAIR QL iCUE RGB controlled by iCUE software
Graphics Cards : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founder's Edition 11GB VRAM
OS : MS Windows 10 Home
Operating System Drive : CORSAIR 2TB MP600 Gen4
Hard Drive : 2TB ORIGIN PC Hard Drive
Power Supply : CORSAIR 850X RMX SERIES PLUS GOLD PSU
Audio : Integrated High-Definition Audio Networking : Onboard Network Port
Capture Card : Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilw7-LtVzPo

Personal Life

Fit was born in 1990. He was also a science, social studies and history teacher at a elementary school until May 2019.
Fit lives in Florida. He used to vlog but this has been discontinued. At 5:20 in a live stream which began on 2020-03-22 1:06:11 UTC he said he lives in Florida.[3] Fit loves doing calisthenics and weight lifting.

Trivia

Quotes

Subscriber milestones

Note: the following dates are according to SocialBlade. Dates may vary by ~1 day (2 days if you live outside of North America) due to differences in time zones.
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2020.07.14 20:56 famoushippopotamus Places of Power - The Druid's Grove (Part 1)

"The harmony that holds the stars on their courses and the flesh on our bones resonates through all creation. Every sound contains its echo. Before there was humankind, or even forest, there was sound. Sound spread from the source in great circles like those formed when a stone is dropped in a pool. We follow waves of sound from life to life. A dying man’s ears will hear long after his eyes are blind. He hears the sound that leads him to his next life as the Source of All being plucks the harp of creation.”
The druid's grove is an ubiquitous image. A serene location, usually woodland, an open, but hidden meadow, ringed with trees and maybe a stone altar dominating the center. Classical, if a bit dull. What happens here besides festivals for the turning of the seasons and the occasional sacrifice? It is the aim of this post to bring some new and fresh ideas as well as providing some tools for you to create your own groves with some more interesting features.

Worldbuilding Considerations

The grove is the center of life for any humanoids in the area, beyond their homes and workplaces. The Druids, while feared, are seen as the wisest and the most honest, and are often called to officiate on disputes, discuss the meanings of portents, dreams and visions, preside over criminal trials, tend to sick livestock and children, discuss agricultural strategies, and any number of things related to humanoids living in the wilderness.
Some groves will have a lot of contact with the locals, and some won't have much at all. Its up to you to decide how "social" your grove's Druids are, and try to build some history into the area before the players arrive. Has their been any strife between the locals and the grove? How are the current relations? Interesting dynamics can be created if you try to sketch out a short timeline of prior events. You could even draw up some small random tables to generate the events between the two factions!

Druid Orders & Circles

The Order

The Druidic order--often simply called the Order--can be thought of as a federation of regional priesthoods that form a loosely organized worldwide faith, all of whose members worship Nature and follow a similar ethical philosophy. Druids divide up their world into regions, here called domains. A domain is a well-defined geographic area bounded by mountain ranges, rivers, seas, or deserts-- druids normally divide a good-sized continent into three or four domains. Druidic regions do not rely on national borders, or on racial or ethnic groups; a domain can encompass several countries, races, and peoples.
NOTE: You can obviously call this whatever you like. In my world of Drexlor, the Druidic order is called the Canathane, and has a regional name of the Quluthane in the desert lands of Ashaaria.

The Circles

All druids dwelling within the bounds of a domain are organized into a Circle. Circles typically are named for the geographic area their domain occupies, but sometimes they bear other names, harking back to their founders or the gods the druids worship (if they worship deities rather than Nature itself). For instance, druids might have formed "The Dragon Isles Circle" or "The Circle of Danu." The members of a Circle hold themselves responsible for the well-being of the wilderness and the continuation of the orderly cycles of Nature within their domain. This doesn't mean a cCrcle remains unconcerned about what occurs in other domains-- forming circles is just the druidic order's way of recognizing that those druids who live in a particular region can best serve to protect it, and should therefore hold formal responsibility for the domain.
Some Circles operate within a very loose structure. They use no large temples or abbeys, for rarely do more than a few druids live together. When they do, their dwelling places are usually less than ostentatious: small cottages or huts of the style of local hunters or farmers.
Some, however, congregate in numbers to cover a larger region, protect something under threat, or perhaps to establish a presence in a new part of the Wilderness. This post will deal with this version.
All druids within the Circle acknowledge a single Great Druid as their leader and recognize this figure's moral authority. The Great Druid gives the Circle's members great freedom compared to most other religious leaders. The druids adhere to a rather informal hierarchical structure and require their initiates to hold true to the basic ethos of the druidic order and respect higher-ranking druids.
All druids, from the humblest initiate to the Great Druid, may freely follow their own interpretation of druidic beliefs and act however they believe best serves Nature.

Druidic Demographics

A typical domain (one that has seen no persecution of druids but includes other priestly faiths as well) contains, on average, one druid for every 10 square miles of rural farmland or 400 square miles of lightly inhabited wilderness or steppe. Druids dwelling in rural areas usually are initiates (1st to 8th level, generally). Those in the wilderness usually have reached higher experience levels, frequently 7th to 11th level. A domain might feature one druid per 500 to 1,000 citizens, although this statistic gives a distorted picture, since druids are concentrated in some locales and rare in others.
The grove is a Sacred Place. A place of respite. A place of power. A place where the druid can commune with the very fabric of the cosmos, with the deities that rule these wilds, and with one another through fellowship and community. The grove is many things. A home. A temple. A garden. A hospital. A place of learning. A battleground. All these and more, the grove is not just an "altar in a clearing", although it can be that, it has the potential to be so much more.
There are druids for every terrain and biome. Guardians and preservationists, they shepherd every wild place of the world, regardless of remoteness, harshness or danger. The grove should reflect its surrounds, and its function should match the needs of the land in which it dwells.
Let's look at some example ideas for groves according to biome/terrain.
  • Arctic - Deep in the icy caves of a lonely mountain, or at the center of a large glacier, is a place of serenity frosted in rime. A place of pure ice, it reflects a thousand points of light from the small braziers that hang from its roof, washing the whole in refracting rainbows. A small pool of frigid water serves as a scrying pool and there are furs draped across the many natural seats that have been carved into the structure itself. Small bands of fox, ermine, mink, snowy owls and arctic hares dart and flit here and there, playing in the knowledge that the natural laws are suspended here. It has been seen to snow in here, on sacred days, and the Borealis sometimes is reflected throughout the chamber, giving the whole a surreal, dreamy quality. The grizzly bear who guards the entrance recognizes all friends and foe upon sight, and can, if needed, shift the grove into the Astral Plane as a quasi-vibration, for as long as is necessary for the threat to pass.
  • Desert - There are canyons out beyond the endless, rolling expanse of the Dune Seas, and deep in one of them is a sprawling oasis, verdant and filled with birdsong. There is only one way in and one way out of the box canyon, and that way is guarded by a Galeb Duhr whose name is known only to the druid circle and its allies. It will repel all threats with its powerful earth-abilities, and can shift the grove to the Elemental Plane of Earth if desperate. The oasis itself is a bubbling spring that has spread out and covered nearly the entire floor of the canyon. Palms, shrubs, flowering bushes, succulents and wildflowers have thrived here, and the whole is redolent with perfume and the buzzing of bees and the flittering of butterflies. Birds of all stripes flit about and rock hares, lizards, coyotes and small sheep all live in harmony here, and there are many fruits and groundfood to nourish them. The pool provides a coolness to the winds that get trapped here, and sandstorms and the like never trouble the spot.
  • Forest - Deep in the ancient forests is a ring of ancient trees intertwined with dense, thorny thickets and poisonous plants. A dryad guardian can open the way to the grove inside, but she is wary of any who approach, even allies, and caution must always be taken to appease her fickle nature. Inside the grove itself is a place of eternal summer, warm and comfortable, with a slight cooling breeze. Natural shelters of stone and wood have been erected to protect stocks of food and to house the farming tools and seeds required to sustain this busy place. Over 100 druids could easily dwell here for months, and many do, keeping gardens, flowerbeds, bees, and herb and fungus patches to sustain the grove. Dominating the grove is not an altar but a standing circle of stones - one of the many Places of Power that druids recognize and use to keep the earth healthy and renewed. A stream runs through the grove and forms a pool under one of the ancient trees. Its waters are sweet and cool and used for drinking, rituals, and scrying.
  • Jungle - In the heart of the rainforest is a waterfall and a large, spreading pool that feeds a riot of wildflowers, climbing vines, rambling banyan trees, and an abundance of edible fruits. A spike of pure crystal erupts from the center of the grove, canted and sparkling with mist from the falls. Jaguars lounge in the spray and the Jungle Giant that guards this place keeps watch in the guise of an outcropping of granite.
  • Mountain - In the windswept heights, just below the snowline, is a sheltered canyon, and its constantly watched by the Roc who nests at the mountain's pinnacle. A standing circle of stones dominates the sparse grove, and all of the ancient rocks are carved with a plethora of sigils and runes invoking protection, blessing, and peace. A few benches have been carved from the living rock and large fire pit is stained with the ash of millennia of sacred flame ceremonies.
  • Plains - Under the endless night sky, in the midst of a vast grassland is a standing circle of stones to rival all others. It contains over 1000 plinths and lintels and could easily hold 8 city blocks. It is ringed in torchlight and two Stone Golems, waiting beneath the earth itself, protect the site. An altar of bluestone dominates the center and small lean to's have been erected around the outside of the structure, crude housing for the hundreds who have come to celebrate the summer solstice.
  • Seacoast - In a flooded seacave on a rocky coast, corals and oysters, periwinkles, and scallops cover the walls and floor, thriving in the rising and falling tides that leave this space exposed for only a few hours a day. A Giant Crab guards this location, and can call others of its kind if necessary, and can even flood the grove in the event of a true crisis. Fish regularly swim in and out of here, and once a month an Awakened Great White Shark arrives to commune with the local Circle. A chunk of seaglass, some ancient empire's relic, washed up here ages ago, throws prismed light across the tumbled walls.
  • Swamp - A dryad's tree, long abandoned, but still remaining rooted in the Feywild, dominates a watery bog surrounded by thick thornbrakes and Assassin Vines. Crocodiles prowl the murky waters surrounding it, and a Shambling Mound ensures no outsiders can enter. The grove has three permanent structures, and an illusion disguises the sight and smell of the smoke that trickles thinly from the chimneys of the low structures. Mosses drape every surface and tame Will o' Wisps drift lazily, keeping the whole place lit with faerie fire.
  • Underground - In a vast bell-shaped chamber is a bubbling, sulfuric pool and its poisonous (and cleansing) vapors are carried about the vast space by a freshet of cool air, gusting through one of the many cracks and holes throughout this spongework cavern system. This particular chamber is filled with a carpet of fungi, growing up and over the walls as well, of all shapes and sizes. Lizards run through the darkness and bats hunt overhead. Only the bubbling pool is lit with some submerged arcane illumination, and the yellow glow washes the chamber in alien light. Crystals and shattered geodes throw dazzling sparks, and the old She-Bear dozing in the corner fills the air with soft snoring - a fitting soundtrack for this quiet place.
  • Urban - A graffitied alleyway down in the Buckets dead-ends against a burbling sewer drain, and the tide-marks of the filthy backwash that regularly surges here stains the crumbling walls with a lazy smear of greens and watery blacks. Half-a-dozen seats are bolted to the cracked flagstones; one a bucket, the other a broken dining chair, one a broken chunk of pillar, one a crude wooden stool, the last a corrugated iron box, half-rusted from repeated dunkings from the overflow. A flock of pigeons nests on the broken window sills and the roofline, ever vigilant for trespassers, and the large black rat that lives in the walls here has allies with half of the Undercity and no one would dare profane such a sacred place. The graffiti is news, from Druid to Druid and back again. Their comings and goings as strange as the bricks pathways they sometimes twist to their advantage, and their allies - cockroach to alleycat, are ever present in a world that does not even see them.

Circles and Branches

A given Circle normally covers a domain vast enough to include members from several, but usually not all, branches. A domain with a temperate climate might contain a circle composed of forest, swamp, and mountain druids. In contrast, a Circle in a tropical domain with flat terrain would consist of jungle, plains, desert, and swamp druids. All druids should possess an equivalent number of advantages and disadvantages regardless of branch.
However, equality is never guaranteed. In most fantasy worlds, the forest druids exercise the most influence. Due to the resources of the woodlands and humanity's desire to clear them for use as farms, forest druids often consider their problems the most pressing. The Order's priorities frequently reflect this stance; circles dominated by forest druids try to make sure that a member of that branch ends up as Grand Druid, the leader of the druidic order. As jungle druids and swamp druids share many of the forest druids' concerns, they often become allies. A well-balanced druid sees each branch as part of a single tree, all equally important.
Unfortunately, though, not all druids have this vision. Members of the informal forest-plains-swamp-jungle coalition sometimes look down upon desert and arctic druids due to the relative infertility of their habitats. Sometimes druids fall too deeply in love with their own particular part of the world--forest druids who see trees as the be-all and end-all of Nature may hold arctic, desert, and gray druids to be inferior. The victims of such prejudice, in turn, can come to resent the forest branch. Great druids from the few circles dominated by arctic or desert druids often ally to try to keep a forest druid from becoming Grand Druid-- although more often than not, they fail.

Main Duties of the Circle

These should apply to all Circles, regardless of their attitude towards the locals, and mainly covers the things you would expect Druids to be concerned about:
  • Patrol the area for hostiles
  • Tend to the health of the ecosystem, whether that be encouraging growth in some, or culling in others. This includes humanoids.
  • Celebrate the changing of the seasons with rituals of thanks and blessings, in exchange for the powers of magic, renewal and death.
  • To serve the needs of the lands and preserve the balance of all in harmony.

Great Druids

As stated earlier, the great druid leads a circle. Like other inner circle members, the great druid usually has won the position through the challenge and has to maintain the ascendancy by defeating other challengers. However, some great druids become so respected (or feared!) that subordinate Archdruids forgo challenging them, instead preferring to enter the service of the Grand Druid or wait until the Great Druid advances in level.

The Ban

The Great Druid can impose a strong, nonviolent sanction upon those who have offended the circle. All must shun someone placed under the ban; no druid in the circle will aid, speak to, or associate with the target of the ban. When an entire town or village suffers the ban, no druid may enter that area or speak to or aid any resident. Some druidic allies volunteer to follow the custom of the ban as well. For instance, a clan of sprites or centaurs on good terms with a circle may receive word of a ban and choose to honor it.
The great druid has the right to pronounce a ban on any druid in the circle. A ban also can cover non-druids, whole communities, or druids visiting from other domains (except the Grand Druid and personal servants), to demonstrate the circle's displeasure.
To pronounce the ban, the great druid stands up during a moot and announces to the group the reasons to impose the ban. Then the subject of the ban--if present--answers the accusations before the assembly. Finally, the High Council of the Moot votes on the matter openly, usually at sunset. If a majority of the council votes in favor of the ban, it passes. If not, the great druid should start keeping an eye on the circle's Archdruids--the opposition to the ban likely reflects an impending challenge.
A ban generally lasts 10 summers. However, the inner circle can vote to lift a ban early or (once the time is up) to extend it. The shunning does not extend outside the domain, so banned druids usually choose to go into exile--the result the great druid probably intended in the first place.

The Grand Druid

Above all others within the Order stands the figure of the Grand Druid, the highest-level druid in the world.
  • Duties of the Grand Druid: First and foremost, the Grand Druid acts as a politician, responsible for keeping harmony between the great druids of each domain and between the various druidic branches. The Grand Druid also rallies the circles against the rare global threat to Nature or the cosmic balance. This always proves a difficult task, as many circles fiercely cherish their autonomy, believing each one should remain self-sufficient and not meddle in other domains' affairs. Few circles willingly send contingents off to aid other circles unless they feel absolutely certain that the threat will menace their own domain as well. To make matters worse, the inflated pride of many circles prevents them from accepting help from "foreign" druids. As a result, often only one thing can convince the Order a threat warrants a combined effort: the destruction of an entire circle. Fortunately, such occurrences are few and far between.
The Grand Druid and entourage spend most of their time visiting different regions and speaking to the Great Druids, Archdruids, druids, and, rarely, lowly initiates. In particular, this leader serves as a diplomat and peacemaker, who mediates disputes between druids of neighboring circle. Normally the circles act with autonomy. However, if a circle appears in great disarray--for instance, an enemy has killed most of its members or forced them into hiding--the Grand Druid may try to rally the circle or recruit aid from other domains. If a circle has been effectively destroyed, the Grand Druid might decide to rebuild it from scratch.

Hierarchies

Each Circle decides for itself what role each member will take, and how each druid advances in the order.
Traditionally, druids would fight one another to ascend through the ranks. The idea was that there were a finite number of druids, and a finite number of druids at each class level. To level up from 1 to 2, a level 1 druid would have to find a level 2 druid and defeat them in combat (which wasn't necessarily lethal, the rules were decided upon before the fight and generally ended at "first blood"). If the level 1 druid wins, he goes to level 2, and the level 2 druid drops to level 1.
Personally, as a DM, I love this conceit and I've kept it since it was introduced in the early editions of the game. I'm sure many of you would vehemently disagree with this and think it wouldn't be "fun" for the loser PCs, but you'd be surprised how flexible players are, and how losing and wanting to do better next time are strong drivers for behavior in the game. Not every player is going to like this, but some will, so have a conversation and do what feels right for your table.
In my own world, the Canathane Order has a strict hierarchy of titles, but each Circle has its own, internal set of roles that need filling, and these roles can be filled by a druid of any level, as this isn't about rank, its about ability/talent.
For example, in the Crows Wood Circle in Tazuria, a forest grove, there are the following roles:
  • Pathfinders - Scouts and navigators
  • Firetenders - Fire managers - both fighting and using as a tool
  • Bloomwalkers - Gardeners, herbalists, researchers
  • The Blades - Ecologists who keep the populations of all creatures - animals, humanoids, and monsters in balance.
Now there may be level 1 and level 12 druids as Bloomwalkers, as its the skills of the druid that matter.
The traditional "level structure" in D&D looks like this (with titles included):
  • Level 1 - Aspirant
  • Level 2 - Ovate
  • Level 3 - Initiative of the 1st Circle
  • Level 4 - Initiative of the 2nd Circle
  • Level 5 - Initiative of the 3rd Circle
  • Level 6 - Initiative of the 4th Circle
  • Level 7 - Initiative of the 5th Circle
  • Level 8 - Initiative of the 6th Circle
  • Level 9 - Initiative of the 7th Circle
  • Level 10 - Initiative of the 8th Circle
  • Level 11 - Initiative of the 9th Circle
  • Level 12 - Druid
  • Level 13 - Archdruid
  • Level 14 - Great Druid
  • Level 15 - The Grand Druid
In my world, however, the overall Canathane hierarchy looks like this:
  • Level 1 - Acolyte (newcomers, given mundane tasks)
  • Level 2 - Watcher (paired with a mentor, forbidden to speak)
  • Level 3 - Seeker (students who guide the acolytes and watchers)
  • Level 4 - Mentor (guides the students)
  • Level 5 - Teacher (guides the mentors)
  • Level 9 - Great Druid (leads a Circle)
  • Level 14 - Wanderer (walks the earth seeking wisdom)
  • Level 19 - Council of Ravens/Snakes/Salmon (depending on the terrain) - advisers to the Grand Druid
  • Level 20 - Grand Druid (overall Order leader)
All other levels not represented on this list are given the general title of "Priest/Priestess of the X Mystery", where "X" the level number (e.g,. Priest of the 8th Mystery).
So in our example of Crows Wood, the two Bloomwalkers would be equals when performing their duties in their roles, but when it comes to "official druid business", the level 2 Watcher would defer to the level 12 Mysteries Priest.
Take the traditional and make it suit your world and your needs, and remember to be creative when it comes to your hierarchies and think about what roles your druids can fill! There's a post I did awhile back that outlines some of these roles, and it may help.
“In the secret island the Druid shall dwell once more, and the Bard, the slave of the harp, utter the speech of the Gods.”
  • Lewis Spence

The Life of a Druid Grove

The cycle of annual events that marks time in the Druid world dictates a strict regimen of tasks, sacrifices, blessings, and rituals to ensure the health of the land, the weal of the wildlife, and the ancient adherence to time-honored traditions.
The Sacred Grove is the center of that cycle of life, and its existence is far more than a simple construction of earth, stone, and wood. The Grove existed as a place of power before the Druids recognized (and harnessed) its natural and spiritual essence. Groves are unique things. Each has its own place in the world, its own power levels, and a Name upon which devotion should be given.

The Permissions

A Sacred Grove, when "adopted" by a Druid circle, is modified by magic and ritual to hide its resonating power from the outside world, and this is almost always some form of barrier.
In forests, these are often tall and thick, thorny hedge walls, interspersed with rock and living trees, they disinvite curiosity and most animals do not dwell in or near them. In deserts, sandstone walls are sometimes used, intermixed with cacti and other native foliage, but sometimes raw illusion hides a desert Grove - it depends on the need of the circle's Great Druid to decide. In other terrains, other walls are created to match their surrounds, and underground large cavern systems are sealed off and closely guarded. The permissions that allow the flow of Druids and visitors are key to ensuring the Grove remains safe and hidden from non-allies.
  • The Known: These are any creatures/people that the Druids have observed but not interacted with verbally. They are the least trusted among the circles. The Known never know anything about the Druids, and the Grove remains unseen by them.
  • The Spoken: These are minor allies of the circle, who have proven themselves trustworthy enough to conduct affairs with, but remain outsiders to the Grove itself and its whereabouts. The Spoken are often allowed to trade with the Druids - information, goods, or whatever else, and can be raised to the next permission with time, and continued good will.
  • The Seen: These are allies of the circle who have proven both trustworthy and useful. They know where the Grove is located, and most of the Druids who are loyal to it, but must be escorted inside and are never left alone while in the Grove itself. Friend or not, the Druids maintain secrets that no outsider can ever be allowed to learn.
  • The Wise: These are strong allies of the circle who are trusted friends. They are friendly with all the Druids and are allowed to enter and leave the Grove on their own, and are treated as near-equals within the Grove itself (although some secrets will never be trusted to outsiders).

Guardians

Guardians of the grove can come in many, many forms, and will most likely be tied to the surrounding terrain (but not always! A fire elemental in a polar setting is fiercesome indeed!). The role of the guardian is obvious - to guard the grove from threats, to hide it when necessary, and to act as a repository for passed messages or news.
Each guardian should be a fully fleshed NPC, with a rich personality and the usual quirks.
Here are some sample guardians, by terrain.
  • Arctic and Subarctic - Remorhaz, Yeti, White Dragon, Snow Elemental
  • Desert - Brass Dragon, Earth Elemental, Manticore
  • Forest - Dryad, Pixie, Faerie Dragon, Nixie, Sylph
  • Jungle - Dakon, Coatl, Green Dragon
  • Mountains - Galeb Duhr, Roc, Awakened Tree, Bear
  • Plains - Buffalo, Lion, Wolf
  • Seacoast - Shark, Crabfolk, Awakened Bird
  • Swamp - Shambling Mound, Froghemoth, Naga
  • Underground - Gargoyle, Myconid, Umber Hulk
  • Urban - Awakened animal or object, Therianthrope (Rat or Dog or Pigeon would work)
In all of my examples above, I said that the guardian can shift the grove away from the Prime Material Plane (or at least to another location on the PMP), and that's a traditional power of guardians in some folk tales - hiding the sacred from the profane. Your choice if you want to include that, so be creative with your guardians abilities!

Gatekeepers

A great many Groves have Gate/Doorkeepers that serve as the first line of active defense against the circle's enemies. Oftentimes these are not humanoids, but are more ancient creatures whose loyalty often lies more with the Heart than the circle. Examples of Doorkeepers are Galeb-Duhr and other Elementals or Elemental-kin, Dragons (these are rare), Celestials, Fey (also rare), or Spirits. The Doorkeeper knows all the permissions, and oftentimes will have proscribed rituals that must be performed before access to the Grove is permitted. The circle members most often do not have to perform these if they are above 3rd level, but every Doorkeeper has its own quirks.
Door Opening Ritual Examples
  1. Collect a rare flower and offer it as sacrifice.
  2. Collect a rare fruit and offer it as sacrifice.
  3. Make a live sacrifice of a creature.
  4. Use specific speech pattern/structure (ritual language).
  5. May only petition during natural, recurring events (full moon, solstice, etc...)
  6. Must strip away all goods and possessions before entering.
  7. Chant prayers/request for a timed period (oftentimes this is at least 6 hours, but Doorkeepers each decide how long the petitioner must show patience).
  8. Present a basic work of art (sand/rocks/crude paint) as sacrifice.
  9. Wait quietly for a timed period (the length varies, but from 1 hour to 1 week is common).
  10. Defeat a minor guardian manifestation before being allowed to enter. This may be combat via melee, magic, or wit (dialogue).

The Outer Grove

Once past the Doorkeeper, the Druid or visitor finds themselves in one of 2 interior "zones". These are not marked by any physical method, usually, and is more of a grouping of convenience, and not security concerns.
The Outer Grove contains the practical elements that a living community needs to survive and thrive. These often take the form of the following:
  • Traveling Druid/Guest Quarters
  • Animal Shelters/Pastures
  • Storehouses: Food/Equipment/Weapons/Medicines/Seeds
  • Kitchen and Dining Areas
  • Gardens/Crops/Orchards
  • Craftshops
  • Laundry Area
  • Latrines/Garbage Disposal
  • Access to clean, running water (waterfall, stream, magical fountain, etc...)
Food Sources
This is just a sample list
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Herb Gardens
  • Fruit Orchards
  • Apiaries
  • Dairy Pastures
  • Fungal Blooms
  • Game/Fish/Fowl Hunting Grounds

The Inner Grove

The Inner grove contains the spiritual elements that the circle needs to attend to to keep their order in line with ancient traditions and philosophies. These often take the form of the following:
  • The Sacred Heart: The phenomenon/object that powers the grove and what the grove is built around. (See section, below)
  • The Circle Druids' Quarters: These can take many forms, but should reflect the terrain in which they dwell.
  • Vault/Secure Storage: These often contain revered/powerful objects, seed banks, items of value that are not needed yet (but may be in the future), or any other item that needs powerful security.
  • Circle/Altar: This is where all of the religious aspects of the Circle are performed. The material of the circle (traditionally of stone) depends on the local terrain and the focus of the Circle itself.
  • Magical Portal(s): These lead to other groves, safe areas, or towns or other important locations.
  • Guardian/Sage/Ally Quarters: These can take many forms, but should reflect the terrain in which they dwell.
  • Special/Magical Gardens: Often these are the exclusive gardens of the Great Druid, and contain rare and magical plants (some of which are the guardians!) that are used in times of great need.
  • Honored Dead (tombs, graves, pyres, etc...): These are not always inside the grove, but are always tended.
  • Magical "Feature: See the sample list, below the Sacred Places example list.
  • Other Sacred Places: The sacred places (not Hearts) within a grove can take many forms. Here's a small sample list:
Sacred Earth
  • Circle of stones
  • Mineral outcrop
  • Huge bouldeboulders
  • Mudpots
Sacred Fire
  • Torches/Lanterns
  • Firepit
  • Bonfire
  • Lava outflow/pool
  • Natural gas jet (lit)
Sacred Wind
  • Windchimes
  • Fluted Rocks
  • Moaning Rock
  • Wind sculpture
Sacred Spirit
  • Effigies
  • Totems
  • Charms/Sigils/Glyphs

Magical Features

  • Terrestrial/Planar Gate
  • Teleportation Circle
  • Healing Circle
  • Stasis Chamber (for the critically wounded, cursed, or preserved dead)
  • Eternal Season (within the grove)
  • Unnatural Day/Night Cycle (or only Day/Night)
  • Deity Communion Area (not necessarily the Heart)
You could also add some really fun ideas like:
  • The grove is concealed through illusions and (mental) traps.
  • The terrain around the grove is subject to a mass soothing effect, and no violence is possible.
  • A tree or boulder is Awakened and can be chatted to for 2-3 rounds a day. The locals might know about this.
  • No one inside, or approaching the grove is able to tell a lie.
  • Fire is unable to be kindled in the terrain surrounding the grove.
  • Weather does not affect the grove.

Sacred Hearts

The Heart of a grove is a place where the Druid can immerse themselves in the flow of magic and natural energies, and is key to keeping the Druid's health and sanity protected from the often immense burdens of shepherding the world. When a Druid visits a Heart, they are subject to the Heart's divine gifts. These gifts can take many forms, and may include recharging spells, healing wounds, lifting curses, and the like (see section, below).
A Heart is a place that is unusually beautiful or awesome (in the original sense of the word), and a feeling of physical dweomer passes over the perceptions of all sapient creatures who get near to it. This feeling is pleasant, and energizing, but will never cause anxiety or ill feelings, no matter how long the sensation is experienced. The magic here is welcoming, safe, and encompassing. A place of peace.
Creatures that are wicked/evil/destructive will be repelled from such places, driven to shun them, or destroy them if they think it can be done. A Heart is a font of positive divine magic, and resonates as such to any who pass near to it, which is why Druids go to such great lengths to disguise them, and protect them with strong guardian magicks and creatures.
Each Grove has, at its center, a natural object or phenomenon that is inherently magical and tied to the divine powers that ensure the health of the world. The Sacred Heart of the Grove can be many things. Here is a list of examples, by all means, homebrew your own!

Sacred Hearts

  1. A huge, ancient tree
  2. A waterfall
  3. A natural spring
  4. An outcropping of mineral
  5. A sinkhole/deep pit
  6. An oasis
  7. A crystalline cave
  8. A huge mushroom
  9. A pile of huge boulders
  10. A lightning-struck tree
  11. A boiling mud pit
  12. A whirlpool
  13. A thermal/volcanic vent
  14. A dust-be'deviled box canyon
  15. A deep pond
  16. A meadow of rare flowers
  17. A mineral/gemstone vein
  18. A balancing rock(s)
  19. A place of howling winds
  20. A mountain peak
Sacred Hearts each have different abilities, according to the needs of the grove's inhabitants. These abilities are left to your imagination, but here's some examples:
  • Regeneration – By spending time here, the druid can be healed of wounds, disease, poisons, venoms, and madness.
  • Empowerment – By spending time here, the druid can more easily commune with nature and the deities that govern.
  • Meditation – By spending time here, the druid can regain access to used divine energies, restoring spell access, or even granting new spells.
  • Travel - The veil between the realities is thinner in these places, and can be often used to move between the planes or even just around the Prime Material Plane. Most often these places are connected in a network, and can function as "divine teleporters" or Planar Gates.
  • Communication - It can be possible to communicate over vast distances to other places of power, and thus keep all the druidic Circles up-to-date on the world's events.

Religious Activities

The Heart serves as the focus for religious activites, as stated previously. So let us ask the question - what is a religious activity? Here is a sample list:
  • Celebrate the changing of the seasons and thank the Gods for their blessing and protection
  • Celebrate the full moon(s), and to recognize the cyclical aspects of nature - life, growth, decay, and death.
  • The sacrifice of items to honor, appease, or petition the Gods. These may take myriad forms - food, creatures, treasure, blood, or any other item the Circle and their Gods have deemed worthy of value.
  • Mass spellcasting to protect the grove, or the local area from harm.
  • The induction or death of a member of the Circle.
  • Specific rituals undertaken by the Circle based on tradition, location, or need - and these will be individual, unique activities. Perhaps a Circle of Grey Druids in the Underdark comes together once a year to cloak the Grove from a mass migration of a dangerous monster or beast pack.
  • If you want more ideas on specific mechanics for rituals, I've written about them here

Broken Groves

Through some evil, or plan, or accident, groves can lose their connection to nature and become broken - that is, cursed, defiled, or otherwise desecrated in some way. This can take any form, from reversed seasons (or persistent ones), hauntings, poisoned ground where nothing will grow, to warped ground where those who eat from it become entranced and will refuse to leave, to awakened and murderous plant or animal life, or anything else your devious minds can conjure. The reason should be great, however, as the groves are considered places that mark the health of the world as a whole, and losing even one should be a loss. Don't forget the grove's guardians and powers would warp and change as well. Stay safe out there!
The Druids officiate at the worship of the gods, regulate public and private sacrifices, and give rulings on all religious questions. Large numbers of young men flock to them for instruction, and they are held in great honor by the people. They act as judges in practically all disputes, whether between tribes or between individuals; when any crime is committed, or a murder takes place, or a dispute arises about an inheritance or a boundary, it is they who adjudicate the matter and appoint the compensation to be paid and received by the parties concerned.
  • Julius Caesar, The Conquest of Gaul
Stay tuned for Part 2, where you will get a fully fleshed out Sacred Grove to drop into your campaigns!
This is going to be part of an upcoming book - check out my other work!
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2020.07.04 10:49 Sad-Acanthisitta952 Continuation of the trip of the girl on a motorcycle in South America “They robbed four times, and once I faced armed robbery”

Continuation of the trip of the girl on a motorcycle in South America “They robbed four times, and once I faced armed robbery”
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- A year ago, the circumnavigation of the world almost had to be interrupted due to the theft of documents. Was that story continued? And have you changed your strategy after the incident in Mexico? - Having pulled myself together, I realized that nothing could be decided by the nurses, and began to act actively. I was in touch with the embassy, ​​exploring options for obtaining a return certificate. In parallel with a local motorcyclist, she turned to the police, filed a theft statement, posted an ad on social networks and on the radio, distributed paper pieces with a promise of reward for any information.
They sat in ambush until the morning, talking with drug addicts, alcoholics and regulars at nearby establishments and the beach. Three days later, the owner of the cafe where I was having dinner got in touch, confusedly explaining that a thief had come to him and wanted $ 600 for my documents. They bargained up to $ 200, and the next day I had my battered Belarusian passport again. After that, I became much less likely to stay in wild places, trying to choose organized campsites or hostels. And I began to believe in miracles! - You were robbed four times, the motorcycle was damaged several times, and once you had to face an armed robbery. You did not have time to disappoint in people? Many rascals met along the way? - Absolutely not disappointed. According to my feelings, there are less than one percent of villains all over the world, and troubles often lead to meetings with completely amazing people and luck in a completely different sphere. Moreover, robberies and thefts are a rarity in our region, we are horrified and do not understand, and in Latin America this is unpleasant, but commonplace. There will always be those who work to support themselves and their families, and those who find it easier to take from another. It's just that the scales are different ... - Blitz. Which country seemed the most dangerous, and which one the most comfortable? Where else would you return, and what do you want to forget as a nightmare? “Traveling taught me to avoid extremes in judgment.” In any situation, country, person, there are always several sides, and you can not hang up labels and clearly scold or praise. In general, Japan, Australia, Europe and the United States are much calmer and safer than in Mexico, Central and South America. But no one is safe from troubles in the most statistically safe city, and there is no need to constantly live in fear, traveling to countries with an ambiguous reputation. I want to return to Australia (I have not yet been to its western part), Mexico (to celebrate the Day of the Dead) and Argentina (to once again be inspired by glaciers, mountains and wildlife, almost untouched by humans). “Quarantine and confined space have become a test” - Two years ago, when you announced your intention to make a trip around the world, the mood was over-optimistic and fighting. Has something changed since then? - I became more calm, tolerant of negativity and began to better understand myself and the world around me. When you study the cultures of different nations, your own horizons become richer and more extensive. It is much easier to cope with any life difficulties. I believe that there are no hopeless situations. It just takes more time or resources to find solutions. One of the features of post-Soviet culture is the rigor in interpreting the behavior or appearance of other people. We are used to denouncing things that we don’t understand, without thinking about what we can hurt someone. I got rid of this habit, and in my soul it became cleaner and more pleasant. - And what happened at the end of March? Facebook had two very sad posts in a row, which is unusual for peppy reports from across the ocean. “The quarantine and the enclosed space have become a test for me and hundreds of other adventure and freedom lovers. When you constantly move forward, and you are locked up, fettering all nature, it’s hard to adapt to this. I understand the seriousness of the pandemic in the world and the need for action, but I was not able to maintain a cloudless, optimistic mood. Now in Minsk it is much easier for me to breathe, you can relax a bit and recover.
“And then they asked me: did you not know that this was the boss of the local drug cartel?” - Often you write in social networks that you are lucky and that someone is watching over you. What is it about?
- I joke that I have a special talent - to get into trouble, and then easily and naturally get out of them. If we consider every visually dangerous / complex / unpleasant incident that happened to me, then after it always follows a series of events, as a result of which everything is resolved in the best way.
For example, a fall in the mountains in Mexico. I was traveling from one small town to another through a beautiful canyon. Dirt-sand road, with stones, temperature +43 degrees Celsius. Having traveled half the way, I was tired and made a mistake on the rise - I hooked a cobblestone on the bottom. The loaded motorcycle plopped down my leg, simultaneously tucking the second. On adrenaline, I pulled it out from under the coffer, ripping off my skin, and I couldn’t stand up on my own anymore. Dizzy, and pain shock prevented control of the body. I crawled under a tree and began to wait for a random car. I have a satellite device with insurance included, when I press the SOS button, a rescue helicopter should fly in, but the situation was not so critical.
After 40 minutes, a car appeared heading for the city. People from her promised to send help. Soon I heard the roar of an ATV - two men were heading towards me. One of them was in a T-shirt with the inscription “Police”, and the second was a healthy man two meters tall, with a gold chain around his neck. He easily picked up my motorcycle and rode it back to the city, and the policeman loaded me on the ATV and rode after him. Six armed men were waiting for us in the city, who escorted me to the hospital, then took me to a hotel and showed me in which cafe daily meals would be organized for me.

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They treated me like a princess! And soon it became clear why. The hotel owner casually inquired: “Don't you know what kind of people these are?” “No, but what?” “The man in orange is the boss of the local drug cartel, and the rest are his assistants. They decided that you are not a gringo and that you can be helped. ”
When I was able to walk and drive a motorcycle on my own, they helped me bring my luggage to the normal road, fed me last, and wished me luck.
There have been many such cases, so yes, I believe that I have a guardian angel who protects and looks after me, giving me the opportunity to taste the bitter taste of failure and giving me a delicious dessert afterwards.
“Should every woman have a little red dress?” Is this a fetish? Why so many photos with him?
- My red dress is not at all small (there should be a smiley face). Purchased for $ 5 at a second-hand in New York. Yes, it has become the most popular accessory in the pictures. I have four more dresses, but everyone especially likes the red one.
It's easy to lose femininity on the road. You drive a motorcycle, get covered with road dust, climb mountains, carry heavy luggage, sleep in a tent. With all this, it is difficult to maintain good appearance and hygiene. But I'm trying. I like to be a girl - despite the circumstances, put my hair in order, do not forget about manicures and pedicures. Because of this, dresses appeared in the wardrobe - motorcycle equipment gives a sense of security, but does not help in maintaining beauty.

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![img](wlrchheazs851 " “The odometer on a motorcycle is reset to zero twice” - How is Henry doing (as a motorcyclist calls her BMW F650GS. - Approx. Onliner)? As I understand it, the odometer has already counted two hundred thousandth mark? ")
- “Henry” is doing great. I bought it with a range of 33 thousand km. To date, the odometer has already “zeroed” two times and now shows 7 thousand km. As they say, grandmother went to the store for bread ...
- A lot of posts on your Instagram are about breakdowns. Is it bored?
- It seems like a lot. If you recall all the breakdowns in two years, then taking into account the almost daily operation, the motorcycle worked perfectly. And what is very important, it is not crammed with electronics, like most completely new bikes, so it is easy to fix it. No problem finding parts.

![img](useefq8fzs851 " In Patagonia (Argentina) I saw a lot of motorcycles in 2017-2019 on services that you can’t do anything with, because the level of skill of the mechanics does not allow them to be repaired, and parts can go from Europe or Japan up to three to five months. ")
- How did you service the motorcycle and solve problems with technical malfunctions?
- My ex-husband is an excellent mechanic, and he advised me on all issues that arose. I fixed minor breakdowns on my own, and for major ones I turned to BMW branded centers or to mechanics according to the recommendations of local motorcyclists.
Sometimes I agreed that I would do everything myself, but under the supervision of a specialist. As it was, for example, in Denver. There I met Woody Witte, America’s finest spokesman on wheels. Woody is a legend: he is 78 years old and has made thousands of wheels for travelers from around the world, athletes and just motorcyclists. Another area that Woody leads is the manufacture of mechanisms that allow people with disabilities to ski, surf and any other activity. It all started with a passion for motor boats, although Woody's parents wanted to see him as a lawyer or a doctor.
You can make a movie about the history of his life. Born into the family of a German engineer in Munich in 1942. During the war, his father was sent to Poland. In January 1945, Woody's mother took him and his sister and managed to catch the last train going to Germany. The route, which usually took eight hours, stretched for eight weeks - the railway was partially destroyed. With her, the woman managed to take only documents and several silver knives and forks.
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We got there successfully and almost missed each other with my father, who went to the station. He wanted to catch the very train on which they arrived. Woody's mother is a believer and was very upset that she could not find her favorite Bible. But miracles happen in our world. A few years later, the family moved to America, and in 1950 a parcel arrived from Woody's grandmother from Germany. It contained an old family Bible and a story about how, five years after the war, a Soviet officer knocked on the door and brought the very book with the address of the Woody family on one of the pages.
When he told me this story, his eyes sparkled with tears. In the end, Woody said that this way one person can change his attitude to an entire nation, and he gratefully recalls this noble military man. But I was distracted. Let's get back to motorcycle repair. Initially, I planned to check only the front wheel. However, Woody advised to align the back as well. Seeing my wrinkled nose, he looked at me and said, they say, if the issue is cost, then I can do half the work myself under his supervision. For the first time in her life, she removed and put back both wheels, flanged tires and learned all the secrets from maestro Woody. After adjusting the knitting needles and all the magic manipulations, my “Henry” rode as well as ever before.
I have a very measured pace of movement, since I am almost not attached to dates. Only the first section in Russia was tense, when at the customs in Moscow for five days the equipment was delayed and the road had to be driven in order to catch a ferry from Vladivostok. Then I spent four days in a row driving more than 17 hours a day and drove 1,000 kilometers a day.
In this mode, of course, we are not talking about pleasure, but in the future everything was rich and interesting. At any moment I can stop and not go anywhere, planning and changing the route, turning onto small paths or spending the night on the shore of a lake not indicated on the map. - Which stretch of the road was the most stressful?
- There were difficult days and difficult routes. In Australia, these are sandy “washing boards” and fords after heavy rains, in Costa Rica and Nicaragua there are mountain roads to volcanoes, in Mexico there is an abundance of “sleeping policemen” of all shapes and sizes, in Argentina there are narrow rocky paths and a strong wind.
- We have wonderful roads! Just like the driving culture. Of course, compared with Japan or Australia, we are not so attentive, polite and accurate in relation to each other and the rules of the road, but if we take Latin America or Central Asia, we are very lucky with the quality of the roads and with the neighbors on the roadway.
“I don’t go to wild places, so at least once in a couple of days I’m looking for a gas station for truckers, a hostel or equipped camping. Always with you a tent, a gas burner and everything you need for an overnight stay in a camp in any weather. I mainly use the iOverlander application, which works worldwide. Sometimes I ask local residents for advice or just look for a forest clearing away from people.

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“I don’t have regular sponsors, papa oligarch or secret inheritance”
- In addition to building skills and practical details related to servicing a motorcycle, I gained the ability to invent dishes from what is available and repair anything using improvised means. The ingenuity allows you to search for non-standard solutions in almost any situation, and having an adhesive tape, a rope, a pair of clamps and a WD-40, you become almost invulnerable.
Hiking fell in love with all my heart. One of the most vivid impressions was the climb to the Akatenango volcano in Guatemala. Next to it is the fire-breathing Fuego, which refers to unpredictable volcanoes. In normal mode, he puffs and spits out a little lava and hot steam every 5-7 minutes, and in 2018 he began to actively erupt. Then 159 people died. Akatenango is his sleeping and absolutely harmless fellow, from whom I was lucky to watch a unique phenomenon all night: a powerful thunderstorm cut the sky with flashes, and several times lightning struck directly into the mouth of a fiery volcano.

Very often people in all countries of the world invited me to visit, offered overnight, treated them with delicious home-made food. This hospitality is breathtaking and tears come to my eyes. With many you part already friends forever.

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I don’t conduct bookkeeping, but I’ll tell you about the main sources of finance and the search for funds to continue the journey.
Firstly, own savings. Before the start of the world tour, I worked as a leading marketer in the field of agricultural machinery at Belagro. All earned invested in training or put off. Visas to Australia, the USA and Japan were paid, seven vaccinations were made, Carnet de passage en doune was issued, Vladivostok - Tokyo and Tokyo - Melbourne tickets were bought, new tires were bought and sent to Vladivostok, and many useful little things were purchased. It was possible to accumulate about 3000 at. e. in equivalent.
Secondly, work. I used every opportunity. For obvious reasons, I will not name the countries, but I will tell you about professions and income level.
In countries with a high standard of living, earnings reached $ 100-150 per day. I worked for a total of six months from the entire trip.
Professions:
online translator for English speaking friends; designer; painter (smart work: dusty, labor-consuming, excellent team, invaluable experience); handyman on a swimming pool construction + gardening and cleaning (heavy physical labor, good pay, interesting employer); cleaning lady (the most exhausting, nervous, sometimes absolutely thankless job, six days a week from morning to night, but with decent pay). Where to look for a job? Everywhere. Communities of Russian immigrants in social networks, ads on the streets, polls all around. If you really want and are ready to work hard, and not to beg, then you will succeed. If you can work remotely, agree. You can also work for free in exchange for food and shelter.

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Thirdly, sponsorship. I sent out over a hundred letters. Alas, the majority does not know such a country as Belarus, and does not consider our market interesting for moving through the ambassador. But thirteen companies believed in me by offering a product partnership (provision of spare parts, equipment, equipment), and two companies - one-time financial support. All these fifteen organizations took part in the branding of motorcycle equipment.
Fourth, the donation system. I myself supported many travelers before the start of the round-the-world trip, and that's why I decided to make such a page on the site. In each country I carry out the action "Live card in exchange for absolutely any size donation." I believe that this is a mutually beneficial exchange, I am incredibly grateful to all my friends, family and many who are not familiar with yet for helping us and Henry to move forward.
"I have been bitten by mosquitoes since Japan"
Many states allow entry if you have a “prestigious” US, Canadian or Schengen visa. Legislation on visa issues in each country is constantly changing, and ideally you need to have a list of documents that will be needed in advance. It is better to bring copies of all-all documents in different languages ​​and photographs with you so as not to run around looking for a photo kiosk. You should also connect online banking with the ability to receive an extract from cards, preferably in English, and store the “fireproof” amount there for demonstration in embassies and in case of emergency. You can always change directions to visa-free countries or ask for help from our embassies abroad, they will help to understand the features of obtaining visas.
No one further than the CIS knows what the Belarusian driver’s license should look like, so they usually twist it in their hands for a long time, examine it and return it. I'm a little tricky with the police, but you need to understand where this can be done, and where such behavior is fraught with problems.
In Latin America, when the police stopped me, I negatively turned my head to the question of whether I know Spanish or English, and began to quickly chatter in Russian, blurry with a wide smile (no aggression or rudeness). Most often, the policeman is tired of listening to this - he does not know what to do with me, and in the end he waves his hand and lets go.
- But no one found fault with the plastic number (in Argentina, the original Henry number was lost. - Note Onliner)?
- The same situation as with the certificate. Few even know our country, not to mention how our license plates should look. There were no problems, just smiles and wishes for a good journey.
And then a coronavirus happened to the planet. Very upset that had to be interrupted? And why didn’t you want to wait for the end of quarantine in Argentina?
- Of course I was upset! I had only a small segment in Morocco and Europe, and in May I wanted to enter Minsk on a motorcycle, and I had to sit locked up for 77 days, leave the motorcycle and fly home. To date, Argentina is one of the countries with the longest quarantine in the world. On the day before departure, their president again extended the isolation regime. It was officially announced that there would be no transport links until September, and sitting there is not so cheap: you have to rent a house, pay for the Internet, buy food, and most importantly - this is really strict quarantine. With fines of up to € 1,500, real prison sentences for violations and the inability to go beyond the nearest store or pharmacy. Therefore, I decided that at home I would be more comfortable taking into account the general uncertainty in the development of the situation. I filed a notarized power of attorney for my friend in Argentina so that he could send Henry to any country without my presence, and I plan to reunite with the motorcycle in the fall.
“I'll try to collect notes in a book” “What did you miss most?” Through the air, pine forest, people, mineral water?
- By parents, relatives and friends, of course. Although nature pleased. At the very first gas station (Katya was returning from Moscow to Minsk by minibus. - Note Onliner), when the smell of a pine forest hit my nose, I ran to the edge of the asphalt, touched the wet leaves of a dandelion, caught a frog, stroked a pine bark.
Belarus met me with a blue sky, bright sun and warmth. Now I am getting used to changing time zones and enjoy the comfort of my home.

![img](g2o2d0ue0t851 " - But still, for the sake of what did you start all this and did you achieve what you wanted? No disappointment? ")
- My trip had a lot of prerequisites, questions and goals. Exploring the world, exploring other cultures, searching for yourself, a note of feminism, a desire to share knowledge about our country, testing physical abilities, achieving harmony, gaining new skills, understanding others, unlocking potential and much, much more. I am happy that I decided and went all the way to the end.
- What now? Will you write a book? Make a movie? Talk about exotic countries in schools? Do you plan to stay in Belarus?
- I have time until the fall to think about the future and make a decision, because there is still so much unknown in the world ... Or maybe I will return to Minsk on a motorcycle and begin to get used to a sedentary lifestyle. In the meantime, I will try to collect all my notes in a book, because I have something to share with readers. I also plan to organize a meeting where I will tell you as much as possible about adventures and answer all questions.

Photo: Ekaterina Dubanevich, Vlad Borisevich
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2020.06.26 05:19 r34fhsrt My favorite recent videos

Here I'm highlighting Funhaus videos I've enjoyed the most from the post-Bruce/Lawrence era.
One reason to do this is to communicate to Funhaus what I like the most. Another reason is to give new or returning fans a list of newer videos I can recommended they watch.
Here I'm generally focused on videos with dense comedic content. I watch Board as Hell, Dude Soup, and Filmhaus but videos of that type can be categorized separately.
I've placed the videos I most enjoy rewatching in categories '+++' and '++'. Videos I enjoy reatching less regularly I've placed in '+'. Videos I don't rewatch regularly do not appear on this list.
Feel free to comment if you think I missed or underrated something.
Also, Funhaus might consider updating the welcome to funhaus playlist on the channel's youtube page.

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Gritty Little Liars - L.A. Noire Gameplay Part 4
Melt In Our Mouth - Wheelhaus Gameplay w/ Zach Anner
His Dank Materials - The Golden Compass
Stuffed Animals - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Belly of the Beast - Teletubbies Funny Moments
Tips Ahoy - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Arch Rivals - Towerfall Ascension Gameplay
Glitches and Hose - Flashing Lights Gameplay
What We Subdue In the Shadows - Aragami Gameplay
Dominating The Matrix - Super Hot VR Gameplay
Watch the World Burn - Funhaus BTS
Ye Olde Authentic Ren Faire McGriddles - GTA 5 Funny Moments
You Got Final Fantasy VII in My Skyrim! - Mod Gameplay
Our DRUNK Game Show: 20 Second Showdown

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Amateur Pawn - Wheelhaus Gameplay
Into Ruff Stuff - Wheelhaus Gameplay
Glitcher, Failure, Soldier, Spy - Death To Spies Funny Moments
War Daddies - Gears 5 Gameplay
Lickin' for Love - I Love You Colonel Sanders Gameplay
Skilled Headers - Wheelhaus Gameplay
Down To Funk - Driver: Parallel Lines Funny Moments
Magma Cum Laude - Hot Lava Gameplay
best tech gifts under $5
Wide Receiving - Worst Games Ever Gameplay
Still Rock Hard - Band Manager Part 2
Sleep Fapnea - Catherine Full Body Gameplay with Retro Replay
Valentine's Day Challenge: Enter The TrendBlaster - Google Trends Show
One Girl, Two Cups - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Romantic Valentines Day Gifts for $5 or LESS
Thor: Love and Blunder - Marvel Strike Force Gameplay
How NOT To Make A Meme - GTA 5 Funny Moments
We BUILT An Eye Tracker GAME For You!
Grandma Is Out to GET SOME - Sims 4 Gameplay
Meditations on Puppies and Poop - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Kill Me, I'm Irish - LA Noire Gameplay Part 7
Best of NES - Worst 80s Nintendo Movie Games
Sorority Rush Week In The Sims 4
What To Eat Out On a First Date - GTA 5 Funny Momements
Ragdoll Party Online Has ALL the Glitches!
Bruce is Back To Freak Your Mind! - Demo Disk Gameplay
Wizarding World of GTA Online - Casino Heist Part 1
Nerds of Prey - Predator: Hunting Grounds w/ Bruce and Sark
Resident Evil 3 Remake Needs More Tube Tops
The Wines of Grindelwald - GTA Online Casino Heist Part 2
Survivor: Bachelor Edition - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Final Fantasy VII Remake VS Retro Speedrun Challenge
Raw and Order - Demo Disk Gameplay w/ Bruce Greene
1999 Problems - Demo Disk Gameplay w/ Bruce Greene
Hot, Wet, and Dying - Green Hell Gameplay w/ Sark
Obstacle Courses and Bidets - Funhaus Animal Crossing Island Tour Part 2!
Share the Load - Demo Disk Gameplay w/ Jack Pattillo
Star Wars: Sprites of the Old Republic - Demo Disk Gameplay w/ Bruce Greene
Book 'Em and Cook 'Em! - LA Noire Gameplay Part 8
Escape from Castle Gabenstein - CSGO Co-Op Adventure Mod w/ Andy Cortez
Face Tattoos Are All That! - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Let's Play the Funhaus Feud w/ Kinda Funny!
Mushroom Tips: James Teaches Kinda Funny How To Play Mario Party
Ghosts of Funhaus Past - Co-Op Adventure Mod w/ Spoole
Cockpit Teases - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Talk Show Train Wreck - This Is Your Show Now!
Fatal Extraction - CSGO Co-op Adventures Mod w/ CrankGamePlays
Fire Up Your Dial Up For Runescape!
Cycle Killers - GTA 5 Funny Moments
CS:GO Heist Co-Op Adventures Mod w/ Chilled Chaos!


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Riffing and Sniffing - Funhaus Comments #118 (Open Haus Edition)
Doc Ocasio-Cortez - Funhaus Comments #119 (Open Haus Edition)
Now This Is (not) Podracing! - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Fowl Play
Hole Trolls
Melodica Serenade - Funhaus Comments #123 (Open Haus Edition)
Slasher Fiction - Funhaus Halloween Spooktacular Gameplay
Fallout 77 - Outer Worlds Gameplay w/ Geoff Ramsey
High Speed Fail - Metro Sim Hustle Gameplay
Virtual Depravity - Wheelhaus Gameplay
Temple Tantrum - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Gazed and Confused
Assassin To Assassin - Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay
Dark Side Souls - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay
Dirty Diaper Olympics - Come On, Baby Funny Moments
Casting Couch Capers - L.A. Noire Gameplay Part 5
We Botched A Zoo - Planet Zoo Gameplay
Medal Heads - Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gameplay
Whack To the Future - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Skaters Be Skatin' - Worst Games Ever Gameplay
Cowboys and Idiots - Red Dead Online Gameplay
Down To Flock - Duck Dynasty Funny Moments
You Would Even Say It Blows - Worst Games Ever Gameplay
Hind Sighting - Eye Tracker Funny Moments
Half Cocked - Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts Gameplay
Tour de Force - Star Wars Games w/ Cameron Monaghan
Imitation Games - Best Knock Offs of 2019 Funny Moments
Wrap Battle - Funhaus Comments #133 (Open Haus Edition)
Beta Clucks - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Latter Dazed - Advent Rising Gameplay
Take It To the Hole - Worst Games Ever Gameplay
Urine It To Win It - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Who Darted? - Worst Games Ever Gameplay
Joke's On Us - Funhaus Comments #135 (Open Haus Edition)
Psycho Babble - GTA 5 Funny Moments
Designated Piledriver - You Have A Drunk Friend Gameplay
Net Zeroes - Internet Cafe Simulator Funny Moments
No Brain No Gain - The Witness Funny Moments
DoppelBängers - Funhaus Comments #136 (Open Haus Edition)
What Women Watch (RE-UPLOAD) - Eye Tracker Funny Moments
The Most Degeneres Game - GTA 5 Funny Moments
We're Nuts For Busting - Ghostbusters Funny Moments
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2020.06.16 14:51 t6wsntmt A Complete Timeline of the Jurassic Park Universe! (sorta)...

Hi everyone! I’ve decided to create a complete timeline of every major event that has occurred in the Jurassic Park Universe to celebrate the upcoming “Jurassic World: Dominion” movie. Enjoy! :)
c. 1,000 BCE
• At some point, indigenous people from Central America come to live on Isla Nublar. This includes a tribe of Bribri people, who are known as the Tun-Si tribe. They may have arrived as early as the first millennium BCE.
1525
• Mount Sibo erupts, though the event is not significant to threaten the island’s inhabitants. Following this date, it becomes dormant for 492 years.
• Isla Nublar is “discovered” by the Spanish carrack La Estrella under guidance of navigator Diego Fernandez. It is named Isla Nublar (meaning “Cloud Island”) by cartographer Nicolás de Huelva, possibly due to the clouds of black smoke emanating from Mount Sibo due to the recent eruption.
1526
• Some sources indicate that the Muertes Archipelago is discovered by Europeans this year; the date and other details of its discovery are disputed.
1913
• John Parker Alfred Hammond is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1930
• Sanjay Masrani is born in Bombay (Mumbai), British India.
1967
•Simon Masrani is born in Bombay, India to Sanjay Masrani.
1969
• John Hammond’s first animal preserve, dubbed “Animal Kingdom”, opens to the public in Nairobi, Kenya. Hammond hires Robert Muldoon as park warden.
1973
February 16: The Masrani Global Corporation is established by Sanjay Masrani in Mumbai, India.
1975
• International Genetic Technologies (InGen) is founded by John P. Hammond in San Diego, CA with locations in the South Pacific and Europe. Benjamin Lockwood was his partner in business.
1982
• InGen signs a 99-year long lease for Isla Sorna and the Muertes Archipelago from the Costa Rican government.
1983
• Construction begins on Jurassic Park: San Diego.
1984
• The first test fertilization of an artificial ovum by InGen at the Lockwood estate transpires successfully.
1985
• The first successful extraction of paleo-DNA retrieved from amber transpires at Benjamin Lockwood’s residence.
• Jurassic Park: San Diego is halted and suspended indefinitely as Hammond decides to relocate to Isla Nublar, Costa Rica.
• Isla Nublar is leased from the Costa Rican government, becoming part of the 99-year lease InGen already has for the Muertes Archipelago.
• InGen offers to relocate the native peoples along with providing education and medical care and assistance. The displaced locals are promised education, medicine, and housing by InGen and Costa Rica, but both benefactors fail to provide these services adequately.
• Claire Dearing is born.
1986
• The first dinosaur, a Triceratops, is cloned on InGen’s facilities on Site B.
1987
• The last of the Tun-Si are resettled to the Costa Rican mainland.
1988
• Construction of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar begins.
• “Rexy” the Tyrannosaurus is hatched within the facilities on Site B. She is the first of her kind.
1989
• A one-year old “Rexy” is introduced to her paddock in Jurassic Park.
1991
September 20: Henry Wu discovers that genetic structures in the yellow-banded poison dart frog makes it DNA incompatible with some dinosaur genomes. While it successfully integrates with Dilophosaurus DNA, it fails in Velociraptor embryos 4x, 6x, and 7x, leading to death by karyolysis. This was remedied by Wu utilizing the common reed frog instead.
1992
February 13: Henry Wu and Robert Muldoon observe high levels of collective intelligence in Velociraptor.
• Sanjay Masrani dies at the age of 62. Simon Masrani succeeds his father as head of the company.
1993
• Henry Wu starts researching hybridization of different genera.
• At some point, Maisie Lockwood visits Jurassic Park. Eventually, John Hammond and Benjamin Lockwood part ways due to Lockwood’s interest in InGen’s technology for human cloning.
June 7: John Hammond arrives in the Montana badlands to meet with Dr. Alan Grant. While there, he also meets Dr. Sattler and invites her along as well. They agree to visit the island when he promises to continue funding their digs for a further three years.
June 10: Lewis Dodgson meets with disgruntled InGen programmer Dennis Nedry in San José, Costa Rica. Nedry has agreed to help Dodgson obtain stolen dinosaur embryos for $750,000 up front and a further $50,000 for each viable embryo.
June 11 - 12: The 1993 Jurassic Park Incident occurs.
• The deaths of Donald Gennaro, Robert Muldoon, and Ray Arnold, despite being covered up by InGen, result in lawsuits from the victims’ families which push InGen toward bankruptcy.
• InGen braces for Hurricane Clarissa, and proceeds to evacuate and close down operations on Site B later in 1993.
1994
May 12: Henry Wu has been shown evidence of the lysine contingency failing as well as nests where dinosaurs have bred. He suspects that common reed frog DNA may be to blame.
October 5: InGen publishes a report of dinosaur populations remaining on Isla Nublar, documenting proof that the dinosaurs have bred and that the lysine contingency failed to kill the last remaining populations.
November: Henry Wu returns to Isla Nublar to assist the clean-up teams in cataloging the animals and to determine how they were breeding. He discovers that the DNA from the common reed frog, which he had used to fill gene sequence gaps in dinosaurian DNA, included genes that allowed protogyny as a response to life in a single-sex environment. All of the DNA samples on Isla Nublar were lost to sabotage, temperature exposure, and water damage.
1995
• Henry Wu releases his book called The Next Step: An Evolution of God’s Concepts. This book details his ambition for creating brand new species.
• Ian Malcolm publicly breaks his nondisclosure agreement on a television interview about the 1993 incident. Due to this, InGen begins a smear campaign against Malcolm, discrediting him in the eyes of many. Malcolm eventually loses his tenure at the university he works at for “allegedly” receiving money to spread rumors of dinosaurs, although he denied ever accepting any. Ludlow also gets the Washington Post and Skeptical Inquirer to publish articles harshly ridiculing Malcolm’s claims.
1996
December 7: InGen publishes an updated form of its asset catalogue, including dinosaur information. Population estimates based on the October 1994 survey. The report has certain parts censored for security, including the investigation report detailing the loss of DNA samples.
December 17: A British family of a yacht cruise eventually stumbles upon InGen’s Site B. The family’s young daughter, Cathy Bowman, is injured severely by a flock of Compsognathus. She recovers in a hospital, but the Bowmans sue InGen following the incident.
1997
May 21: Henry Wu and his research team at InGen create a hybrid genus of flowering plant, Karacosis wutansis, which they present to the International Society of Geneticists. This accomplishment gains international media attention and sparks Simon Masrani’s interest in acquiring InGen.
November 1: Hammond calls Dr. Malcolm to his residence and briefs him on the plan to document the dinosaurs and garner public support. Hammond’s team assembles in three hours and embarks for Isla Sorna later that day.
November 2 - 3: The events of the 1997 Isla Sorna Incident occurs.
November 4: The San Diego Incident occurs.
• The US House Committee of Science begins reviewing the Ethical Negligence within Paleo-Genetic Resurrection Bill (ENPGR), which would extend endanger species rights to de-extinction animals, restrict access to the islands where these species live, and prohibit further de-extinction practices. John Hammond and InGen work on this bill as well.
• John Hammond dies at the age of 84. According to Simon Masrani, Hammond’s dying wish was for Masrani to take InGen and restore it.
• The ENPGR Bill, better known as the Gene Guard Act, passes.
1998
May 17: The Masrani Global Corporation officially acquires InGen.
• Within 100 days of the merger, InGen illegally restarts operations on Isla Sorna. Only a select few InGen members were involved, whose names are unknown. Over a period of nine months, animals were illegally bred on the island, including new species such as Spinosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Corythosaurus, and Ankylosaurus.
• Jurassic World conceptual planning begins, with Masrani drawing exerts from all over the company.
1999
• InGen wraps up its illegal R and D and abandons their creations on Isla Sorna to fend for themselves.
October 23: Simon Masrani settles on a name for his resurrected Jurassic Park, deciding to call it “Jurassic World”.
2000
• Axis Boulder Engineering is founded by the Masrani Global Corporation in Dubai, UAE.
August 25: InGen researchers use a prototype iron analyzer to confirm that viable DNA can be obtained from a Mosasaurus fossil.
December: Henry Wu is promoted to lead genetic biologist at InGen. Wu is brought into the Jurassic World project.
2001
July 18 - 20: The 2001 Isla Sorna Incident occurs.
• InGen bribes government officials to bury certain parts of the survivors’ testimonies to avoid the illegal 1998-1999 operation being accidentally revealed to the public.
• The Pteranodons that escaped from the aviary on Isla Sorna are sighted over Victoria, British Columbia. American security contractor Vic Hoskins is hired to “clean-up” the flying reptiles. Following his success, he is hired as the new head of InGen Security.
2002
• A press conference with Simon Masrani abruptly reveals plans for Jurassic World.
• Timack Construction is established by Masrani Global in San José, Costa Rica specifically for construction of Jurassic World.
April: InGen Security lands on Isla Nublar and begins rounding up dinosaurs. Many of the dinosaurs are shipped to Isla Sorna and will be recollected when their enclosures have finished construction.
April 19: InGen Security recaptures “Rexy”.
• Jurassic World construction begins on Isla Nublar. Axis Boulder Engineering and Timack Construction are contracted for preparation and planning prior to construction. Construction materials cost $1.2 billion dollars.
2003
February 20: Henry Wu and his colleagues discover why their dinosaurs cannot grow feathers. The culprit is a null allele, a nonfunctional copy of a gene created by mutation; it was caused by the long-term manipulation of DNA in the animals and the inclusion of DNA from non-dinosaurian species.
March: A representative of Masrani Global makes a case for watering down the Gene Guard Act. Specifically, the prohibition of cloning and genetic engineering new species is asked to be removed in order to allow further medical research that would benefit humans, dinosaurs, and other animals. The UHCS allows the rollback of restrictions, but key members of the board were bribed by InGen to arrive at this decision.
• Following the Gene Guard Act’s revision by the UHCS, InGen under Masrani Global is able to develop new gene splicing techniques and begin creating new dinosaurs for Jurassic World.
2004
• Scientists report a mysterious and alarming drop in dinosaur populations on Isla Sorna. Speculation on the cause includes territorial disputes, disease, or behavior patterns. However, the true cause was the sudden influx of new animals cloned by InGen illegally in 1998, which strained the ecosystem more than it was capable of handling.
• Masrani Global Corporation begins shipping the surviving animals from Isla Sorna to Isla Nublar. The corporation is credited with saving the dinosaurs from death by ecological collapse, despite being covertly responsible for precipitating it.
November: Small batches of tickets for Jurassic World are sold online, and Simon Masrani also holds lotteries where the winners win all-expenses-paid trips to the park. This is intended to discourage ticket scalping.
2005
• Jurassic World’s construction is complete.
May 30: Jurassic World formally opens on Isla Nublar to 98,120 visitors in its first month. Simon Masrani thanks his employees for their effort in making it a success.
2008
April 4: Simon Masrani has a board meeting. The Board unanimously decides that it wants a new attraction to impress Jurassic World’s investors. Masrani and Claire Dearing authorize Henry Wu to create whatever it takes to accomplish this.
• Henry Wu and the InGen genetics division begin working on the Indominus rex.
2012
• The I.B.R.I.S. (Integrated Behavioral Raptor Intelligence Study) Project begins development under Hoskins’ guidance. Owen Grady is chosen to head this study.
• Blue hatches, followed by Delta, Echo, then Charlie.
2013
May 17: Owen Grady recognizes that the Velociraptor pack dynamic is more complicated than originally assumed. He requests that his old friend, Barry Sembène, be invited to join the project. Sembène soon arrived from France to Isla Nublar.
2014
December 24: Simon Masrani is booked for the next six months and will be unable to see the Indominus rex until afterward. He current estimates May or early June.
• InGen now houses the world’s most complete genomic library.
2015
January: Simon Masrani announces a $225 million dollar boost in InGen funding, which will be distributed across the course of the next three years. Much of this will go to Security. He also publicly reveals Indominus rex.
• Zia Rodriguez studies pre-veterinary medicine at the University of California at Berkeley, intending to become a paleoveterinarian for Jurassic World.
December 18 - 19: The 2015 Isla Nublar Incident occurs.
• Following the incident, Claire Dearing speaks at a public testimonial regarding the incident at Jurassic World. She acknowledges that the disaster will spark outrage, but that this anger should not be directed to the dinosaurs. She speaks out against attempts at weaponizing the dinosaurs as InGen attempted.
• Henry Wu and InGen are also under investigation for bioethical misconduct, but as Wu is nowhere to be found, he cannot represent himself.
2016
March: The United States Congress opens up inquires into bioethical misconduct preformed by InGen and Dr. Henry Wu. Wu’s laboratory is raided and all his assets are seized; he is also stripped of his credentials.
June: A team of mercenaries sent by Eli Mills to retrieve a sample of Indominus DNA for Henry Wu. A sample is retrieved, but the mission suffers heavy casualties and the Mosasaurus escapes into the ocean. Wu, using this DNA sample, is able to create a miniature version of Indominus rex. The resultant hybrid genus is called Indoraptor.
2017
February: A shift in the Cocos Plate opens fissures underneath Isla Nublar, causing Mount Sibo to become active again for the first time in 500 years. The Costan Rican Institute for Volcanology (CRIV) reports that there is no immediate threat to the island. The volcanic status level (VSL) of Mount Sibo is currently set at Magnitude 1.
March: Claire Dearing founds the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG) in San Francisco’s Mission District. Around thirty members have joined, including Zia Rodriguez and former Jurassic World IT Franklin Webb.
September: A helicopter flies illegally over Isla Nublar, approaching Mount Sibo. The passengers witness lava actively rolling within the mountain’s crater and report it to the authorities. The CRIV uses harmonic tremor readings, satellite thermal scans, and seismic equipment to then determine that Mount Sibo is becoming more active.
2018
January: The Costa Rican government pulls all remaining research teams and technology from the area near Isla Nublar as the eruption appears to be getting closer. Masrani Global has still made no effort to assist.
June 22 - 23: The 2018 Isla Nublar Incident
June 24 - 25: The 2018 Lockwood Manor Incident occurs.
• The Mosasaurus is recorded in the Hawaiian Archipelago, where it causes the death of a surfer on the North Shore of O’ahu during the “Big Wave Surfing Competition”. It attacks a second surfer during a breaking news report on the incident, prompting the exaction of the beach.
• “Rexy” the Tyrannosaurus rex is found to have broken into a Californian zoo, engaging in a territorial display against the facility’s pride of lions.
• Three Pteranodons are sighted at the Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. A man is attacked during the incident, sustaining potentially fatal injuries during the squabble between pterosaurs.
• Blue arrives near Simi Valley, California.
2019
• A small pack of Compsognathus are sighted on a ranch in the American West. They are filmed chasing a young child, though it does not appear to be predatory behavior.
March 10: A Stegosaurus wanders onto the Angeles Crest Highway. At 3:09 PM local time, it causes a vehicular accident in which a car goes off the road.
April 21: One of the escaped female Allosaurus, now fully grown, and a Nasutoceratops family are involved in an incident at Big Rock National Park in which they threaten campers. The incident also confirms the first-known dinosaur hatched on U.S. soil since the release of the animals in the wild.
• A Parasaurolophus is filmed near White River in Arkansas. Flyfishers are filmed approaching it.
• The Mosasaurus is recorded feeding on a great white shark off the coast of New Zealand.
• Wedding guests catch on-film a hunting Pteranodon, which had been attracted to the doves released during the ceremony and preyed upon one.
THE END
So far, the events of “Battle at Big Rock” have been the latest to occur in the JP Universe. If anyone was wondering, I got my information straight from the movies, in-universe websites, short film, and motion comics!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns just let me know! :)
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2020.06.15 18:28 Alpbasket Death worlds [lets build d100]

1-A planet that has plant lifes that can grow in every organic substince very fast. Resulting everyone who set a foot in this planet devored by untold billons of micro seeds on the skin. Sucking up nutritions And killing them.
2-The planet has massive, godzilla like creatures roaming around and stepping on everything
3-The planet is house to untold trillons of diseses, bacteria, parasites And viruses
4-The planets weather changes rapidly. One seconds its hot enough to boild your blood, another second is cold enough to freeze it.
5-A planet with massive solar waves And ion storms that result it giant storms And perventing technology to function properly.
6- The planet has suffered a supervolcano eruption, burying the cities in ash and reducing the sun to a dim bulb in the sky even at high noon.
7- The planet was host to a botched gravity manipulation experiment, and now shifts in the gravity are as frequent as changes in the weather, including brutal "grav storms" that will literally fling anything not bolted down into orbit.
8- The planet is a hazardous waste dump for an advanced species. Anything from yesterday's lunch, to surplus military weapons, to small quantities of anti-matter in expired containment units could be going to the surface to become someone else's problem.
9- The entire planet has been declared a memorial to the intelligent species that once lived there. Their cities and homes are kept pristine by an army of robots... which will brutally expunge anything disrupting the sanctity of the memorial.
10- The planet is tidally locked to the sun, resulting in a blasted day-side hellscape and a cold perpetual night on the opposite side.
11- A planet with extremely fine and sharp dust due to a lack of any binding water. This dust would wear down anything rather quickly and it would end up everywhere. They would also create thunderstorms due to static electricity.
12- A planet with extremely a high density atmosphere.
13- A planet with vast deposits of Gallium. During summer when the heat builds up entire land masses shift over the molten metal, every year the geography of the entire world shifts and rivers of liquid metal make certain areas uninhabitable.
14- A planet where terraforming efforts have catastrophically failed.
To resolve, roll again. The second result is an unexpected side effect, which appeared late in the process. If not for this side effect, the planetary environment would have been very pleasant for a variety of lifeforms.
15- -This planet is a jungle world so choked with vegetation the planet's earthen surface can't be found. The canopy layers are similar to the layer zones of oceans; the deeper one goes the less light there is, the stranger the life becomes, and the more hostile the conditions get.
16- -A dry desert planet with no resources of any kind, but is used as a testing ground for many experimental military equipment and munitions. Expect unexploded ordanence, rouge AI with guns, unstable energy weapons, and random blasts from orbital weapon platforms.
17- -The planet teeters dangerously close to a black hole but is held in place with a 'spatial anchor' on it's surface. Everything else that comes close to the black hole is sucked in so the planet is constantly bombarded with chunks of other broken planets
18- -A rouge planet that has no light of any kind. The clouds prevent any stars from being seen. It's totally silent here. There is something down there. Darkness equals death. Don't take your eyes off the light. Don't shine light into the dark.
19- Planet which is covered by a green mold that has completely encased everything
20- A planet covered in self replicating nanites. Any thing that touches the surface gets dissolved by the nanites.
21- A planet with permanent extremely violent storms.
22- A planet surrounded by killer satellites. The satellites fire on any non-native lifeforms on the planet.
23- A planet that was used for biological weapons testing. Horrific mutated monstrosities hunt and kill anything on the surface.
24- A planet that was used for robotic weapons testing. Prototype war machines hunt and kill anything on the surface.
25- Hordes of ghost wander around the planet and suck the life out of the living.
26- The entire planet is booby trapped.
27- The planet is a nuclear wasteland. Most of the world is covered in lethal levels of radiation.
28- The planet passes through a debris cloud. The ground is regularly hammered by meteorites.
29- The planets atmosphere acts like a drug. Drug causes (apathy, euphoria, mindless rage, paralysis, sleep, weakness).
30- The planets atmosphere is acidic.
31- The planets atmosphere is saturated with mutagens. Any person or creature exposed to the atmosphere mutates into horrific a creature.
32- The planets atmosphere is toxic.
33- The planet is covered in a fungal forest. The surface is constantly covered in a cloud of spores. The spores are lethal to those who breath them.
34- The planet suffered a zombie apocalypse. All the people and creatures on the planet are mindless zombies that attack the living.
35- The planet was host to a dimensional gateway experiment. Gateways randomly appear and disappear all around the planet. The gates often open to something dangerous (in or near a black hole / in or near a star / in a magma pocket / in the vacuum of space).
36- A planet that recently drew a moon into its Roche limit, ripping it apart. There's a belt around the equator where moon debris the size of Alaska rains down on all sides constantly, and will for the next 100,000 years.
37- • ⁠The planet is travelling through time at an accelerated pace. Days pass in seconds, and years pass in minutes. Before you can find out what's going on, it's too late. you've arrived at the heat-death of the universe
38- • ⁠The surface is covered by a relatively thin membrane separating the dangerous liquids from the atmosphere. From the outside, it appears that life can thrive on this planet, but only if it can distribute its weight well enough.
39- • ⁠This planet has converted its entire population into pure energy by mistake. Given the continued absence of life on the planet, it's safe to assume the machine is still active.
40- The planet had a breathable atmosphere, earth-like gravity, and a lush biosphere. However, due to the combined action of it's moons and the activity of the star it orbits, surface wind speeds seldom drop below 320km/h, with average rainfall over 12m/day. While the planet is theoretically habitable, attempting a landing is suicidal.
41- This planet is in a hyper-elliptic orbit around a massively dense star, being flung into the deep reaches of space, cold and freezing, before eventually reaching its apex, and beginning a gradual increase in speed until it is hurtling through space, briefly passing so near the star the atmosphere boils off, before being flung off into deep space and freezing over once again.
42- This “planet” is the body of a long dead gigantic being. It’s festering corpse was big enough to hold an atmosphere, and its rotting body produced fumes that made up a sickly yellow sky full of toxic gas. The ground is soft and mushy due to the decayed muscle underfoot, and may swallow you like quicksand. The life forms found here are mostly descended from gigantic parasites that were in the original creature. These parasites have evolved into different things, but still keep many parasitic features, making even the smallest plant dangerous. The seas are made a mix of body fluids, which rain down from blood red clouds. They are extremely acidic and contaminated with all sorts of bacteria, so caution is required in making any sort of water here. The surface has many great gaps and holes, leading into the dark abyss below. This underground houses the most predators, who consume the “planet” from the inside out.
43- Most of the animal life has evolved to be hyper-intelligent when it comes to survival. The simplest predator is as smart as the average teenager and there seem to be plenty of species that hunt for fun.
44- Planet was hit by a gamma ray burst that scourged it of most life either recently or long ago
45- Planet was terraformed by a long-dead race leaving relics like island size nuclear reactors, ancient machines waiting to be rewoken (Illus from the Expanse)
46- An arid planet with seas made of acid that rotate around the planet with the gravity of its moon wiping out everything in cycles
47- A planet that, at random times at least once per week, incenses it's gravity tenfold for one minute. Makes life near impossible and a death sentence for any travelers
48- The entire planet is constructed of thin sticks of balsa wood and canvas, painted to look like mundane rocks, ground and flora. A single wrong step upon its surface may lead to a lengthy and very crunchy fall to the planet’s core. It’s obvious that some force created this world as some sort of insane art project, but for what purpose?
49- A planet where every plant, animal and even the very earth had some form of venom or poison. It was very popular in Koronus for assassins. However, it was difficult to get to.
The equatorial ring was the only place habitation could occur, any attempts to expand further into the jungles and forests of the planet lead to extreme casualties.
Eventually a bunch of various manufactorums spread across the equator, however greed lead to war. To solve this issue, each manufactorum had a specific plot of land surrounded by a massive wall. They were separated from their neighbouring facilities by demilitarized zones.
50- An unstable planetoid whose atmosphere is held together by a supermassive core, resulting in a stable accretion disk of massive islands and chunks of rock and metal
51- The planet is full of vast deserts on one side of the planet and a massive ocean of salt water on the other no fresh water exists. All creatures hardy enough to live on this planet kill anything not part of their species on sight.
52- Two connected ideas:
-The planet was once alive; both the planet itself and all live living on it were a linked hive-like intelligence. Unfortunately, this intelligent met a terrible fate. The planet's life network is now either...
...a ghost: the planet appears translucent on a visual scan. Attempts to land a craft on it result in the craft passing through the planet, and the aura of undeath surrounding the planet causes severe damage to any living crew as the planet attempts to consume their life energy.
...or...
...a zombie: the planet's flora and fauna appear necrotized and crave flesh. The planet emits eerie signals into space, luring organic beings to approach it and be consumed.
53- Oh, I’ve got a good one!
The planet is under the control of a lovecraft monster. It seems like a generic medieval world, but nothing in it is real, and the longer you stay on the planet, the longer it becomes obvious. Mountains may end up becoming more numerous out of nowhere, the townsfolk begin to look and talk the same, and freak accidents start becoming much more occurent
54- Spatial rifts whip across the planet surface like knives. Being hit with a rift edge will slice anything into pieces and displace the pieces as far as 200m away, though most displacements are only 5m or less.
55- The entire surface is an acidic quicksand type of soup. This is even riskier because the surface churns so violently that tidal waves upto 5km high move chaotically at upto 250kph around the globe.
56- The planet is very young and still in the accretion phase so that thousands of massive asteroids impact the surface on many days. The atmosphere is highly toxic, filled with heavy metals, and radioactive isotopes.
57- The planet is within the blast wave of a supernova.
58- This was a ring world built by an advanced civilization over a Millenia ago. It is very broken. Pieces of the ring grind each other into asteroids continuously.
59- A planet with a surface made of clay that excretes acidic substances that dissolve all living matter into more clay.
60- A planet with an odd magnetic field that has caused large plates of sharp metal to become suspended in air. This same magnetic field is responsible for rushing winds that cause the plates to smash together, shredding anything in their path with deafening metallic ringing
61- Something living within the core of the planet releases psionic energy that drives the inhabitants mad
62- Poisonous mist hangs in the air, infecting wounds created by the needle sharp spines that cover the surface of this planet.
63- A planetoid made of diamond or precious metals that is caught within an asteroid field, causing the surface to be pelted nonstop by large chunks of space debris
64- An ocean planet where the ocean is made up of sulphuric acid due to volcanic activity in the depths. The acid is not strong enough to immediately dissolve you, it will take at least 10 minutes to get through your skin. But once it is through your skin, you will not last long... The ocean is also at least 1 km deep everywhere.
65- No oxygen in the atmosphere.
66- A dry, dusty planet that exists mostly of quicksand on the surface, though there are some rare oasis-like areas with a bit of water and plant life to stabilize the soil.
67- Cyanide-rich atmosphere.
68- A planet where carbon is scarce and the inhabiting lifeforms (mostly bacteria but also fast-growing fungi-like lifeforms) have a taste for it.
69- A planet with high radiation due to nuclear wars from past civilizations. There is life left, though heavily mutated and mostly sick.
70- A planet with high seismic activity; severe earthquakes and volcanic activity are prominent.
71- A planet with high wind speeds. The wind will blow away a full-sized orc at it's strongest. There are a few caves, which offer shelter from the wind, though the howling is insanely loud due to the corrosion it has caused on the landscape over the centuries. Long exposure to the howling wind will damage your ears severely, causing them to bleed after an hour and a half. Further expose will result in permanent deafness.
72- Hydrogen chloride-rich atmosphere (on contact with water or bodily fluids it will create highly concentrated hydrochloric acid. Eyes, nose and mouth will melt away first, and the rest follows soon after.
73- • ⁠This planet is a sentient gaseous giant although it has no voice to speak it attempts to communicate with other life forms by delving into their memories and bringing into existence the form of someone they were most attatched to, this more often that not is someone that the life form has lost and therefore drives the majority of life forms insane ( roughly adapted from the book solaris)
74- • ⁠A planet harsh and cold , the surface of which entirely covered in ice. Its ice storms blow so cold they can freeze objects/ships/lifeforms in seconds , deep beneath within the core is warm enough to support life . However through lack of food its inhabitants have devoured one another leaving only a large sea serpent within devouring parts of it's own tail in order to survive.
75- • ⁠an Orb of black obsidian this world makes a pass through its suns great solar flare once every 100 years.... some how it manages not to burn up and is instead supercooled creating a world of Black glass.
76- • ⁠a massive crystal imprisons a great titan. It is long dead but fiercely defended by a race that believe it to be a sleeping god
77- • ⁠a violently reactive newly formed world.. its plates shift so violently that it is almost constantly quaking. Its surface is hot and borderline molten and geothermal activity causes a constant spray of molten lava and ash into the upper atmosphere that is beginning to cool and harden, as it begins to seperate into 2 smaller bodies It resembles a mushroom cloud.
78- A planet with released clouds of experimental mind altering drugs. Since many of these were failed combat stimulants most increase aggression to extreme levels.
79- The planet was previously involved in a rebellion, one that failed with the most horrific outcome as the planet's surface was bombarded with nuclear detonations. All life that remains is grown underground in a complex of tunnels beneath the irradiated surface. People are not born, but rather grown in vats in bulk as tithe to those who won as tribute. Those who come from this world are very likely to join the bulwark of the current regime's army, and die whilst being trained in the harshest conditions possible. Those who make it beyond this grueling training regiment go on to usually die in service to the ruling faction's army, as an insignificant cog in the unstoppable, unending hordes of flesh that the ruling regime throws at its enemies.
80- The planet was host to a telepathic transmitter experiment. Unfortunately, the power is turned up so high that it literally fries the brain of anyone within high orbit of the planet.
81- An ancient precursor race built a machine on the planet that makes their thoughts into reality. They were destroyed by nightmares (made into reality) created by negative thoughts and emotions. The machines still function and will likely continue to function for millions of years. Credit: 1956 film "Forbidden Planet"
82- The planet is very placid and peaceful, but with no sapient life on it. The planet is so rich in natural resources that a pound of wood burns like 10 pounds of pure coal and its native animals’ meat is so nutritious it actually improves health. However, the planet is inhabited by hibernating superpredators that ruthlessly hunt down any foreign life form attempting to harvest its natural resources. They are completely immune to all forms of conventional weaponry.
83- The planet appears normal and Earthlike, however, there is no land-based animal life. Above the water, only plants and fungus live. This is because the planets star, which is normally quiet, is actually variable and goes nova ~ every 100 years, sterilizing the surface. Plants and fungus that regrow from their roots simply replace the dead tissue on the surface, and aquatic life is generally fine, but any colony established here is on a clock from day one.
84- A planet that is very rich in pure sodium on the surface. The atmosphere contains no oxygen. There are a few caves with bacterial ecosystems that are very rich in oxygen. However, should the oxygen ever reach the surface and come into contact with the sodium, the slightest spark will set it off and explode. This will cause a chain reaction by exposing other caves with oxygen. There are a few large (thousands of square kilometers) craters on the surface indicating this has happened before.
85- A planet inhabited by an intelligent species that will capture any alien lifeform to examine, usually with fatal consequences.
86- A planet that has near-constant thunderstorms, leaving no space for life to sprout other than underground. Life has adapted and can actually use the electricity as an energy source, but for earth(-like) life, the electrical currents in air will be lethal after a while.
87- A huge planet with gravity 5 times as strong as on earth. Only small plants and animals can survive (and bacteria and fungi-like lifeforms of course)
88- An icy planet that is warming up and the ice has started to melt. Ancient bacteria in the ice disrupt the water's eco-system and cause many species to die out. This world isn't immediately deadly, but it is a dying one.
89- A planet inhabited by robots who hate biolife as it used to treat them badly and slay any biolife that lands on their planet.
90- A planet involved in a violent interplanetary-wide war. Not as deadly as some planets, but not a very safe place to be for very long as there are no neutral countries and all sides commit regular war crimes
91- A planet that over a very long period of time spiraled inwards towards it's sun. The life either died or fled in starships. One half of the planet is a tide locked sea of lava and the other half is freezing ice.
92- The planet had been used as an insane asylum for the galactic governments for some time. It was practically a lone moon without a planet, massive complex buildings were erected on its surface, composed of only archways, staircases, compact cells (of course cells did vary for species), and small hallways. Using advanced technologies, a form of biological stasis fluid, that did not need changing, was administered to the ill. Essientally, the fluid kept the patients vitals stable and would repair any self inflicted wound and, in addition, rendered them relatively sedated, yet allowed them to remain conscious as the same time. The fluid was administered by a pack that would be inserted into the back and was wirelessly hooked onto a mainframe that insured each patients pack cycle the proper chemicals.
Unfortunately, due to a malfunction in the mainframe (that is still being investigated to this day), the sedative chemicals that were adminstered and cycled by the pack one day began to be filtered out of the blood stream and back into the pack. While the body stasis and regenrative functions remained stable, the patients then fell back into their own respective delusions and conditions. This incident caused the deaths of almost all staff at the facility (of which there were few), mainly due to patient voilence.
Since then, the facility has been abandoned and the only use its seen to date has been by corrupt governments dumping political prisoners on the surface of the planet. Currently there is a reward for the where'abouts of several political figures on the planet. There is also a incredibly large reward for anyone party that is able to repair the mainframe, located in the center basement of the planet's complex.
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2020.06.10 07:19 Reddit_ItSucked You seem busy, I have a few questions to ask you.

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(that was an actual surprise) 438) Are you any good at giving massages? 439) Whats been your worst date ever? 440) Have you ever slapped somoene in public? 441) Have you ever drawn on a sleeping or inebriated person? 442) Have you ever warn clothing with the labels/tags still attached? 443) Have you ever slipped on a banana skin? 444) Are you scared of the dark? 445) Do you have a lawyer? 446) Have you ever been wolf whistled in public? 447) Whats the worst chatup line you've heard? 448) Have you ever been water skiing? 449) Have you ever hopelessly failed a test? 450) If you had a year off, what would you want to do? 451) How many sms/txt messages do you recieve on average a day? 452) How long did you last phone call last? 453) Do you go to car boot sales? 454) If you saw someone drop a £10 note, would you claim it for your own or try to return it to them? 455) Have you ever helped someone across the road? 456) Have you ever been horseriding? 457) Have you ever walked a tightrope? 458) Have you ever demolished a wall or building? 459) If you and a friend both wanted the same thing would you let the friend get it first? 460) Have you ever argued over who should pay for something? 461) Do you have any family heirlooms? 462) Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? 463) Whats your favourite ocean? 464) Do you correct peoples mistakes? 465) Have you ever helped out an injured animal? 466) Do you throw bread for the ducks? 467) Do you think babies are little bundles of joy or smelly noisey things? 468) Do you give money to buskers? 469) Have you ever tossed your own pancake? 470) Are you any good at egg and spoon races? 471) Are you allergic to anything? 472) Are you ticklish? 473) Do you prefer tea,coffee or cocoa? 474) Do you like Turkish Delight? 475) Do you buy people presents to bring back when you go on holiday? 476) Are you tired of answering questions yet? 477) Have you ever been wheelbarrow racing? 478) Do you ever forward or reply to chain mails? 479) Do you often have a tune in your head you can't name? 480) Has anyone ever approached you thinking you were someone else? 481) Have you ever been approached by someone who knew you but you couldn't remember them for the life of you? 482) What do you do to keep fit? 483) Are you the sort to step in and try to break up a fight? 484) Have you ever been in a fight? 485) Have you ever started a rumour? 486) Have you ever heard any outstanding rumours about yourself? 487) Have you ever been in or had a food fight? 488) When its your birthday do you always wear an age badge? 489) Have you ever starred in an amateur or professional video? 490) If you were comfortbly rich would you work hard for more or rest on your laurels? 491) Have you ever been in a position of authority? 492) Have you ever been caught in a comprimising position? even despite a valid explanation? 493) Have you ever tried to make your own alcohol? 494) If you were ruler of your own country what would you call it? 495) And what title would you give yourself? 496) If you invented a monster what would you call it? 497) And what features would it have? 498) Have you ever had a dream you chased only to be let down when you achived it? 499) Is there anything about the opposite sex you just don't understand or comprehend? 500) Who was your favourite teacher at school and why? 501) Whats your favourite party game? 502) Is it acceptable or unacceptable to smack a child as form of disapline? 503) Can a hetrosexual male ever wear pink? 504) Is it criminal to wear socks with sandals? 505) If you were captain of a ship, what would you call it? 506) If you were to join an emergency service which would it be? 507) If you were to join one of the armed forced which would it be? 508) Whats the worst thing about being your gender? 509) Whats the best thing about being your gender? 510) If you swapped genders for a day how would you spend it? 511) If you were exiled what country would you choose as your new home? 512) Have you ever made someone cry? 513) Have you ever starred in a school play? 514) Were you a member of any celebrity fanclub? 515) Have you ever been a member of any other club? 516) If you could have a full scholarship to any university what would you choose to study? 517) Whats been your greatest ever day? 518) What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time? 519) What would you bring along to an idillic picnic? 520) Whats your favourite childrens story? 521) What movie ending really frustrated you? And how would you change it? 522) What three things do you think of most each day? 523) What do you call your evening meal? Dinner Tea or Supper? 524) What do you call your after meal sweet? Pudding or Dessert? 525) If you had a warning label, what would yours say? 526) Have you ever got sweet revenge on anyone? 527) Have you ever been to a live concert? 528) Have you ever been to see stand up comedy? 529) Have you ever needed stitches? 530) If you could invent brand new baby names what would they be? 531) Do your dreams ever tell you to do anything? 532) Who's your favourite radio 1 DJ? 533) Whats the best way to your heart? 534) Do you know your own mobile phone number off by heart? 535) If you were a fashion designer, what style of clothing or accessories would you design? 536) Do you ever laugh at things you shouldn't? 537) Have you ever been in a submarine? 538) Have you ever walked out of a cinema before the film was done? 539) What song would you say best sums you up? 540) Do you have any old friends wou wish you could meet up with again? 541) Whats your favourite Nursury Rhyme? 542) Do you prefer metric or imperial measurements? 543) Who's your favourite monarch of all time? 544) What was the last thing you ate? 545) Whats your favourite farmyard animal? 546) If you could choose one celebrity to be the fathemother of your child who would it be? 547) What would you do if someone proposed to you tomorrow? 548) What are your 3 favourite internet sites? 549) How high can you jump? 550) Which fictional character do you wish was real? 551) Who was your first crush? 552) Whats the greatest thing about being your nationality? 553) Whats the least greatest thing about being your nationality? 554) Do you believe in destiny, fate or free will? 555) If you could talk to one species of animal which would it be? 556) If you had friends round what DVD's would you have to watch? 557) Do you like vanilla or chocolate? 558) Are you a giver or a receiver? 559) Do you have any enemies? 560) Are you scared of needles? 561) How many piercings do you have? if any 562) Have you ever got majorly lost trying to get somewhere? 563) How fast can you say the alphabet? 564) Do you say "Zee" or "Zed" to describe the letter Z? 565) What was the last thing to make you feel happy? 566) What was the last thing to make you feel angry? 567) You are walking to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss told you if you are late one more time you're fired. Do you save the dog? 568) Are you the kind of friend you'd want to have as a friend yourself? 569) Do you have any questions or queries about things you're just to scared or embarassed to ask anyone about? 570) If you were a wrestler what would your stage name be? 571) and what would your special move be called? 572) Whats the most interesting thing you can see out of your nearest window? 573) Do you think Barbie is a negative role model for young girls? 574) Have you ever needed an eye test? 575) Do you find yourself attractive? 576) Can you roll your R's? 577) What social class do you consider yourself or your family background to be in? 578) Do you know any magic tricks? 579) Whats the largest amount of money you've ever won? 580) Whats the largest amount of money you've spent in one spree? 581) Whats the largest amount of money you've had to borrow off of a friend or family member 582) Have you ever been on a cable car? 583) Do you prefer Honey or Jam? 584) Do you prefer the French or Germans? 585) How fast can you get changed? 586) How fast do you type? 587) How fast can you run? 588) Which is better, Mario or Sonic? 589) Whats your favourite biscuit to dunk? 590) Which would you rather have if you had to, a broken leg or a broken arm? 591) Do you read a daily newspaper? 592) Do you watch the news on TV? 593) Have you ever had anything published? 594) Do you believe in love at first sight? 595) How many remote controls do you have in your house? 596) Have you ever been in a hot tub or sauna? 597) Have you ever had chicken pox? 598) Do you own a lava lamp? 599) Are you glad these are almost over? 600) On a scale of 1-10 how random would you say these are? 601) What is your one major weekness? 602) Whats been the best descision you've made in your life so far? 603) Whats been the worst descision you've made in your life so far? 604) What words do you always struggle to spell correctly? 605) On a scale of 1-10 how happy would you say you are? 606) On a scale of 1-10 how smart would you say you are? 607) On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? 608) On a scale of 1-10 how devious would you say you are? 609) On a scale of 1-10 how awesome would you say you are? 610) On a scale of 1-10 how devilsh would you say you are? 611) On a scale of 1-10 how nice/caring would you say you are? 612) On a scale of 1-10 how bitchy would you say you are? 613) On a scale of 1-10 how polite would you say you are? 614) On a scale of 1-10 how attractive would you say you are? 615) If you could be any famous person who would you be and why? 616) Whats your favourite animal beginning with the letter A? 617) Whats your favourite item of clothing beginning with the letter B? 618) Whats your favourite expleitive beginning with the letter C? 619) Whats your favourite boys name beginning with the letter D? 620) Whats your favourite girls name beginning with the letter E? 621) Whats your favourite book beginning with the letter F? 622) Whats your favourite bodypart beginning with the letter G? 623) Whats your favourite musical instrument beginning with the letter H? 624) Whats your favourite song beginning with the letter I? 625) Whats your favourite actress beginning with the letter J? 626) Whats your favourite actor beginning with the letter K? 627) Whats your favourite film beginning with the letter L? 628) Whats your favourite tv show beginning with the letter M? 629) Whats your favourite game beginning with the letter N? 630) Whats your favourite non alcoholic drink beginning with the letter O? 631) Whats your favourite food beginning with the letter P? 632) Whats your favourite band beginning with the letter Q? 633) Whats your favourite author beginning with the letter R? 634) Whats your favourite sport beginning with the letter S? 635) Whats your favourite job beginning with the letter T? 636) Whats your favourite mythical creature beginning with the letter U? 637) Whats your favourite alcoholic drink beginning with the letter V? 638) Whats your favourite cartoon character beginning with the letter W? 639) Whats your favourite word beginning with the letter X? 640) Whats your favourite city beginning with the letter Y? 641) Whats your favourite country beginning with the letter Z? 642) Do you get seasick? 643) If you discovered a new species of dinosaur what would you call it? 644) Do you own a paddling pool? 645) What do you consider is the most important piece of furniture in a house? 646) What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house? 647) If you could have any celebritys hair whos would it be? 648) Which Celebrity do you find the most annoying? 649) What potential talents do you think you might have if you worked at them? 650) Who was better, Flipper, Lassie or Skippy? 651) If you could be trained up in any profession of your choice by top professionals what profession would you choose? 652) If someone elses child was being an annoying little runt would you go tell them off or do something about it? 653) Do you believe in kharma? 654) Do you believe in revenge? 655) Do you believe in fairies? 656) Do you believe in a god? 657) Do you believe there used to be dragons? 658) Who would you want to be with on a desert island? 659) What's the worst show on television? 660) Who's your favourite god from ancient history? 661) What one device would you want to see added to a mobile phone? 662) Where do you see yourself in 1 months time? 663) Where do you see yourself in 1 years time? 664) Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? 665) What was the best thing about your old school? 666) What was the worst thing about your old school? 667) If you could change your name to anything what would your new name be? 668) Do you watch too much tv? 669) Have you ever planted a tree? 670) Whats the heaviest thing you can lift? 671) What was the last present you recieved? 672) Are your ears lobed or attached? 673) How often do you wash your ears? 674) Could you go out with someone who had a child from a previous relationship? 675) What was your first alcoholic drink? 676) What was your first job? 677) What was your first car? (or what would you like it to be?) 678) What was your first mobile phone? 679) What is your first proper memory? 680) Who was your first teacher? 681) Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane? 682) Who was your first best friend? 683) What was your first detention for? 684) Whats your strongest voluntary muscle? 685) Who was your first kiss? 686) What was the first film you remember seeing at the cinema? 687) What thing that you've made are you most proud of? 688) Could you ever be someones bodygaurd? 689) Michelangelo's David... Masterpiece or filth? 690) Do you like other people buying you clothes? 691) Have you ever brought a present for someone that they hated/disliked? 692) What nicknames do you have/have had? 693) Did you have any pretend or imaginary friends? 694) Have you ever seen a therapist/shrink? 695) Have you ever carved a pumpkin? 696) Would you say you are a good or bad influence to others? 697) Do you prefer giving or recieving gifts/help etc 698) If you were a member of the spice girls, what would your spice handle be? 699) If you were to become a famous singer, what would your debut album be called? 700) If you could join any music group which would you want to join? 701) What do your parents do? 702) If you were a giant mega monster what city would you rampage? 703) Did you ever have a treehouse as a kid? 704) Is your dad an embarassing dancer? 705) Do you plan to vote in the next election? 706) If you could replace one bodypart with a super bionic replacement what bodypart and what features would the new bionic replacement have? 707) What if any unusual objects have you swallowed? 708) When you buy something new do you get a desire to use/play with it even when they dont have any physical application yet? 709) Did you understand the Matrix Trilogy? 710) Would you rather be the fella in a movie who gets the girl or the baddie with all the good lines? 711) If you were stinking rich, would you only go to places other rich people went? 712) Would you rather have a mans top half and a womens bottom half or visa versa? 713) Rebound relationships, good or bad? 714) Have you ever owned a slinky? 715) Teenage parents, good bad or indifferent? 716) Whats the most expensive thing you've ever broken? 717) Pirate downloads, good or bad? 718) Democracy, good or bad? 719) Communism, good or bad? 720) Have you ever been electrocuted? 721) Have you ever been attacked with a creamy bakery product? 722) Have you ever shawn a sheep? 723) Have you ever accidentally set fire to yourself? 724) Have you ever eaten a whole tube of pringles by yourself? 725) Have you ever been hit on by someone of the same gender? 726) The war in Iraq, good or bad? 727) The war in Afganistan, good or bad? 728) Have you ever appeared on youtube? 729) Have you ever performed in front of a large audience? 730) Have you ever eaten anything prepared by a celebrity chef? 731) Have you ever been on radio? 732) Did your school make a teatowel that everyone submitted to? 733) What coloustyle was your school tie? 734) Do you have to wear glasses? 735) Do you bite your nails? 736) Do you prefer male or female singers voices? 737) Would you rather be the worlds greatest football player or lover? 738) Do you get hayfever? 739) Do you have a list of things to do before your 'x' years old? 740) Do you like your age? 741) Whats your favourite physical thing you like about yourself? 742) Whats your least favourite physical thing you like about yourself? 743) Are you proud, comfortable or ashamed of your body? 744) Whats your favourite personality trait you like about yourself? 745) Whats your least favourite personality trait you like about yourself? 746) Do you know html? 747) Have you ever flown first class? 748) How many languages do you speak? 749) What are better, violins or pianos? 750) Whats the fastest you've ever driven? (as driver or passenger) 751) What compulsions do you have? 752) What makes you angry? 753) If you could see any band, which would you like to see? 754) Who would you say are more attractive, English or Europeans? 755) What would you say is your favourite album of all time? 756) Do you dislike hairy people? 757) Are you much of an adventurer? 758) Do you like your own name? 759) Would you ever sign a Prenuptial agreement? 760) How long has your longest ever phone call been? 761) Have you ever stolen anything? 762) Could you ever have an affair with a married person? 763) Could you ever split up a couple for one reason or another? 764) What is your family christmases like? 765) Do you prefer sporty or academic members of the opposite sex? 766) How much would it cost to buy your love? 767) Who was your least favourite teacher at school and why? 768) If you met a Genie who offered you three wishes, what would you wish for? (more wishes does not count) 769) Whats your current Mobile phone model and do you like it?
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2020.06.08 14:50 DubTeeDub Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc– If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act

Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc – If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Dear Steve,
On June 1, you shared a letter on Reddit’s blog “Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter”. In this letter, you claim “as Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”
As of today, neither you nor any other Reddit admins have shared this letter anywhere on reddit.com. However, the response to this message was swift on Twitter, where you were rightfully labeled as hypocritical based on your long and well-recorded history of defending racism and white supremacy on this site.
Among the many responses was this message from former CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao.
I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long
Many others shared links and screenshots of your past statements saying “Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit”.
The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users and hateful communities has long been an issue. Nearly six years ago, dozens of subreddits signed the original open letter to the Reddit admins calling for action. While the Reddit admins acknowledged the letter and said it was a high priority to address this issue, extremely little has been done in the intervening years.
On June 5, you shared this update on /Announcements, Upcoming changes to our content policy, our board, and where we’re going from here. In the post, you stated that there is a need for continued adjustments of Reddit’s content policy to address racism and that this remains a priority. These continued statements that you hear us, that this is a priority, or that you are working on it are not enough. It has been five years since your return as CEO and this still remains Reddit’s most glaring problem.
Steve, if you and Reddit genuinely care about the values of standing up to racism and hate, then you need to back it up with real action. As moderators on this website who have dedicated countless hours to keeping this site running, we call on Reddit to take the following steps:
At /AgainstHateSubreddits, we have laid out the many failures of Steve time and again to stand up to white supremacy on this site time and time and time again.
With a website with the impact of Reddit on the broader conversations being held in communities around the world, this website needs real leadership and real action.
We hope that Reddit will not just share empty platitudes — but will take a meaningful stand against hate, and take these recommendations to heart.
This letter is co-signed by more than 200 300 350 430 550 650 800 communities representing well over 200 hundreds of millions of subscribers:
If your subreddit is not listed and would like to sign on, please leave a comment below
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2020.06.08 13:25 t6wsntmt The Complete Timeline of the Jurassic Park Universe! (sorta)...

Hi everyone! I’ve decided to create a complete timeline of every major event that has occurred in the Jurassic Park Universe. Enjoy! :)
c. 1,000 BCE
• At some point, indigenous people from Central America come to live on Isla Nublar. This includes a tribe of Bribri people, who are known as the Tun-Si tribe. They may have arrived as early as the first millennium BCE.
1525
• Mount Sibo erupts, though the event is not significant to threaten the island’s inhabitants. Following this date, it becomes dormant for 492 years.
• Isla Nublar is “discovered” by the Spanish carrack La Estrella under guidance of navigator Diego Fernandez. It is named Isla Nublar (meaning “Cloud Island”) by cartographer Nicolás de Huelva, possibly due to the clouds of black smoke emanating from Mount Sibo due to the recent eruption.
1526
• Some sources indicate that the Muertes Archipelago is discovered by Europeans this year; the date and other details of its discovery are disputed.
1913
• John Parker Alfred Hammond is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1930
• Sanjay Masrani is born in Bombay (Mumbai), British India.
1967
•Simon Masrani is born in Bombay, India to Sanjay Masrani.
1969
• John Hammond’s first animal preserve, dubbed “Animal Kingdom”, opens to the public in Nairobi, Kenya. Hammond hires Robert Muldoon as park warden.
1973
February 16: Masrani Global is established by Sanjay Masrani, with the founding of “Mascom”, in Mumbai, India.
1975
• International Genetic Technologies (InGen) is founded by John P. Hammond in San Diego, CA with locations in the South Pacific and Europe. Benjamin Lockwood was his partner in business.
1979
• Mascom unveils its concept for fiber-optic communications in the telecommunications network.
1981
• Alexis “Lex” Murphy is born.
1982
• InGen signs a 99-year long lease for Isla Sorna and the Muertes Archipelago from the Costa Rican government.
1983
• Mascom launches its telecommunications network in India.
• Construction begins on Jurassic Park: San Diego.
1984
• The first test fertilization of an artificial ovum by InGen at the Lockwood estate transpires successfully.
• Tatsuo Technology is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
• Timothy “Tim” Murphy is born.
1985
• The first successful extraction of paleo-DNA retrieved from amber transpires at Benjamin Lockwood’s residence.
• Jurassic Park: San Diego is halted and suspended indefinitely as Hammond decides to relocate to Isla Nublar, Costa Rica.
• Isla Nublar is leased from the Costa Rican government, becoming part of the 99-year lease InGen already has for the Muertes Archipelago.
• InGen offers to relocate the native peoples along with providing education and medical care and assistance. The displaced locals are promised education, medicine, and housing by InGen and Costa Rica, but both benefactors fail to provide these services adequately.
• Claire Dearing is born.
• Kelly Curtis Malcolm is born.
1986
• The first dinosaur, a Triceratops, is cloned on InGen’s facilities on Site B.
1987
• The last of the Tun-Si are resettled to the Costa Rican mainland.
1988
• Construction of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar begins.
• “Rexy” the Tyrannosaurus is hatched within the facilities on Site B. She is the first of her kind.
1989
• A one-year old “Rexy” is introduced to her paddock in Jurassic Park.
• Eric Kirby is born.
1991
September 20: Henry Wu discovers that genetic structures in the yellow-banded poison dart frog makes it DNA incompatible with some dinosaur genomes. While it successfully integrates with Dilophosaurus DNA, it fails in Velociraptor embryos 4x, 6x, and 7x, leading to death by karyolysis. This was remedied by Wu utilizing the common reed frog instead.
1992
February 13: Henry Wu and Robert Muldoon observe high levels of collective intelligence in Velociraptor.
• Sanjay Masrani dies at the age of 62. Simon Masrani succeeds his father as head of the company.
1993
• Henry Wu starts researching hybridization of different genera.
• At some point, Maisie Lockwood visits Jurassic Park. Eventually, John Hammond and Benjamin Lockwood part ways due to Lockwood’s interest in InGen’s technology for human cloning.
June 7: John Hammond arrives in the Montana badlands to meet with Dr. Alan Grant. While there, he also meets Dr. Sattler and invites her along as well. They agree to visit the island when he promises to continue funding their digs for a further three years.
June 10: Lewis Dodgson meets with disgruntled InGen programmer Dennis Nedry in San José, Costa Rica. Nedry has agreed to help Dodgson obtain stolen dinosaur embryos for $750,000 up front and a further $50,000 for each viable embryo.
June 11 - 12: The 1993 Jurassic Park Incident occurs.
• The deaths of Donald Gennaro, Robert Muldoon, and Ray Arnold, despite being covered up by InGen, result in lawsuits from the victims’ families which push InGen toward bankruptcy.
• InGen braces for Hurricane Clarissa, and proceeds to evacuate and close down operations on Site B later in 1993.
1994
May 12: Henry Wu has been shown evidence of the lysine contingency failing as well as nests where dinosaurs have bred. He suspects that common reed frog DNA may be to blame.
October 5: InGen publishes a report of dinosaur populations remaining on Isla Nublar, documenting proof that the dinosaurs have bred and that the lysine contingency failed to kill the last remaining populations.
November: Henry Wu returns to Isla Nublar to assist the clean-up teams in cataloging the animals and to determine how they were breeding. He discovers that the DNA from the common reed frog, which he had used to fill gene sequence gaps in dinosaurian DNA.
1995
• Henry Wu releases his book called The Next Step: An Evolution of God’s Concepts. This book details his ambition for creating brand new species.
• Ian Malcolm publicly breaks his nondisclosure agreement on a television interview about the 1993 incident. Due to this, InGen begins a smear campaign against Malcolm, discrediting him in the eyes of many. Malcolm eventually loses his tenure at the university he works at for “allegedly” receiving money to spread rumors of dinosaurs, although he denied ever accepting any. Ludlow also gets the Washington Post and Skeptical Inquirer to publish articles harshly ridiculing Malcolm’s claims.
1996
• Masrani Oil Industries is founded Abu Dhabi, UAE.
December 7: InGen publishes an updated form of its asset catalogue, including dinosaur information. Population estimates based on the October 1994 survey. The report has certain parts censored for security, including the investigation report detailing the loss of DNA samples.
December 17: A British family of a yacht cruise eventually stumbles upon InGen’s Site B. The family’s young daughter, Cathy Bowman, is injured severely by a flock of Compsognathus. She recovers in a hospital, but the Bowmans sue InGen following the incident.
1997
May 21: Henry Wu and his research team at InGen create a hybrid genus of flowering plant, Karacosis wutansis, which they present to the International Society of Geneticists. This accomplishment gains international media attention and sparks Simon Masrani’s interest in acquiring InGen.
November 1: Hammond calls Dr. Malcolm to his residence and briefs him on the plan to document the dinosaurs and garner public support. Hammond’s team assembles in three hours and embarks for Isla Sorna later that day.
November 2 - 3: The events of the 1997 Isla Sorna Incident occurs.
November 4: The San Diego Incident occurs.
• The US House Committee of Science begins reviewing the Ethical Negligence within Paleo-Genetic Resurrection Bill (ENPGR), which would extend endanger species rights to de-extinction animals, restrict access to the islands where these species live, and prohibit further de-extinction practices. John Hammond and InGen work on this bill as well.
• A bidding war for InGen begins, with the primary bidders being the Masrani Global Corporation and Tatsuo Technology.
• John Hammond dies at the age of 84. According to Simon Masrani, Hammond’s dying wish was for Masrani to take InGen and restore it.
• The ENPGR Bill, better known as the Gene Guard Act, passes.
1998
May 17: Masrani Global officially acquires InGen.
• Within 100 days of the merger, InGen illegally restarts operations on Isla Sorna. Only a select few InGen members were involved, whose names are unknown. Over a period of nine months, animals were illegally bred on the island, including new species such as Spinosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Corythosaurus, and Ankylosaurus.
• Wind power trails for Masrani Oil are successful, and the division begins using wind power.
• Jurassic World conceptual planning begins, with Masrani drawing exerts from all over the company.
1999
• InGen wraps up its illegal R&D and abandons their creations on Isla Sorna to fend for themselves.
October 23: Simon Masrani settles on a name for his resurrected Jurassic Park, deciding to call it “Jurassic World”.
• Zach Mitchell is born.
2000
• Axis Boulder Engineering is founded by the Masrani Global Corporation in Dubai, UAE.
April 1: Masrani Global Corporation makes its NASDAQ market debut.
August 25: InGen researchers use a prototype iron analyzer to confirm that viable DNA can be obtained from a Mosasaurus fossil.
December: Henry Wu is promoted to lead genetic biologist at InGen. Wu is brought into the Jurassic World project.
2001
• Stock in Masrani Oil has risen tenfold since its 1996 establishment.
May 23: Eric Kirby is left stranded on Isla Sorna.
July 18 - 20: The 2001 Isla Sorna Incident occurs.
• InGen bribes government officials to bury certain parts of the survivors’ testimonies to avoid the illegal 1998-1999 operation being accidentally revealed to the public.
• The Pteranodons that escaped from the aviary on Isla Sorna are sighted over Victoria, British Columbia. American security contractor Vic Hoskins is hired to “clean-up” the flying reptiles. Following his success, he is hired as the new head of InGen Security.
2002
• A press conference with Simon Masrani abruptly reveals plans for Jurassic World.
• Timack Construction is established by Masrani Global in San José, Costa Rica specifically for construction of Jurassic World.
April: InGen Security lands on Isla Nublar and begins rounding up dinosaurs. Many of the dinosaurs are shipped to Isla Sorna and will be recollected when their enclosures have finished construction.
April 19: InGen Security recaptures “Rexy”.
• Jurassic World construction begins on Isla Nublar. Axis Boulder Engineering and Timack Construction are contracted for preparation and planning prior to construction. Construction materials cost $1.2 billion dollars.
2003
February 20: Henry Wu and his colleagues discover why their dinosaurs cannot grow feathers. The culprit is a null allele, a nonfunctional copy of a gene created by mutation; it was caused by the long-term manipulation of DNA in the animals and the inclusion of DNA from non-dinosaurian species.
March: A representative of Masrani Global makes a case for watering down the Gene Guard Act. Specifically, the prohibition of cloning and genetic engineering new species is asked to be removed in order to allow further medical research that would benefit humans, dinosaurs, and other animals. The UHCS allows the rollback of restrictions, but key members of the board were bribed by InGen to arrive at this decision.
• Following the Gene Guard Act’s revision by the UHCS, InGen under Masrani Global is able to develop new gene splicing techniques and begin creating new dinosaurs for Jurassic World.
• Medixal Health is founded by the Masrani Global Corporation in New York, USA.
• Drone footage of the under-construction Jurassic World leaks, including possible footage of the main gates.
2004
• Scientists report a mysterious and alarming drop in dinosaur populations on Isla Sorna. Speculation on the cause includes territorial disputes, disease, or behavior patterns. However, the true cause was the sudden influx of new animals cloned by InGen illegally in 1998, which strained the ecosystem more than it was capable of handling.
• Masrani Global Corporation begins shipping the surviving animals from Isla Sorna to Isla Nublar. The corporation is credited with saving the dinosaurs from death by ecological collapse, despite being covertly responsible for precipitating it.
November: Small batches of tickets for Jurassic World are sold online, and Simon Masrani also holds lotteries where the winners win all-expenses-paid trips to the park. This is intended to discourage ticket scalping.
• Gray Mitchell is born.
2005
• Jurassic World’s construction is complete.
• Masrani Global Corporation signs an agreement with the Costa Rican Environmental Protection Society to protect the indigenous wildlife of Isla Nublar.
May 30: Jurassic World formally opens on Isla Nublar to 98,120 visitors in its first month. Simon Masrani thanks his employees for their effort in making it a success.
2007
• Mascom launches the GPS navigation system “Centaurs“, utilizing five satellites.
• Aerospace Dynamix is founded by the Masrani Global Corporation in Toulouse, France.
• InGen Security, Mascom, and Aerospace Dynamix collaborate to develop drone technology.
2008
April 4: Simon Masrani has a board meeting. The Board unanimously decides that it wants a new attraction to impress Jurassic World’s investors. Masrani and Claire Dearing authorize Henry Wu to create whatever it takes to accomplish this.
• Henry Wu and the InGen genetics division begin working on the Indominus rex.
2011
• Tatsuo Technology is acquired by the Masrani Global Corporation.
2012
• An InGen facility called Martel comes under construction in Siberia in order to extract DNA from animal remains in the permafrost dated at 20,000 to 40,000 years ago.
• The Mascom Tanius 6J smartphone launches.
• The I.B.R.I.S. (Integrated Behavioral Raptor Intelligence Study) Project begins development under Hoskins’ guidance. Owen Grady is chosen to head this study.
• Blue hatches, followed by Delta, Echo, then Charlie.
2013
• Masrani Oil is commissioned to build the Cerberus Array, a set of wind turbines, off the coast of the U.K. The array powers 450MW of electricity from 120 turbines.
May 17: Owen Grady recognizes that the Velociraptor pack dynamic is more complicated than originally assumed. He requests that his old friend, Barry Sembène, be invited to join the project. Sembène soon arrived from France to Isla Nublar.
2014
• Masrani Oil begins development of 3-bladed wind turbines, with a projected completion of 2016. Masrani Global is also commissioned to build wind turbines in South Africa, the Philippines, and southwest Australia. Aerospace Dynamix collaborates with them on this $48-million project.
August: A hurricane in the East Pacific severely damages Masrani Oil’s Platform L-12, causing three of the legs to collapse and completely removing the derrick. Internal damage poses extreme threat to the rig’s crew, though no deaths are reported. A total of $12.5 million dollars in damage are caused.
October: Repairs begin on Platform L-12. Sixteen mooring lines will be installed to replace the original twelve, and the new lines are said to be 50% stronger than the old ones. Plans are in place to, five years from now, replace L-12 with a semi-submersible platform.
November 15: Martel is finally completed. It consists of a rotating crew of nine scientists and 45 excavation crew. The project was intended to last 18 months. The site drills into the glacial ice at 42 locations, and is believed to be situated over woolly mammoth carcasses preserved within.
• InventiCon 2014 is held. At this event, Masrani Global Corporation unveils the XL25 wind turbine by Aerospace Dynamix, and the support this garners allows the project to move into Phase ll.
December 24: Simon Masrani is booked for the next six months and will be unable to see the Indominus rex until afterward. He current estimates May or early June.
• InGen now houses the world’s most complete genomic library.
2015
January: Simon Masrani announces a $225 million dollar boost in InGen funding, which will be distributed across the course of the next three years. Much of this will go to Security. He also publicly reveals Indominus rex.
March: InventiCon 2015 takes place. Masrani Global Corporation has a larger presence this year, as Simon Masrani himself appears to demonstrate the virtual reality technology his companies are working on.
April: Masrani Oil is rebranded as “Masrani Energy” to reflect its trend toward sustainable technology.
• Zia Rodriguez studies pre-veterinary medicine at the University of California at Berkeley, intending to become a paleoveterinarian for Jurassic World.
September: Mascom’s Tanius 7 smartphone is released to the public.
December 18 - 19: The 2015 Isla Nublar Incident occurs.
• Following the incident, Claire Dearing speaks at a public testimonial regarding the incident at Jurassic World. She acknowledges that the disaster will spark outrage, but that this anger should not be directed to the dinosaurs. She speaks out against attempts at weaponizing the dinosaurs as InGen attempted.
• Henry Wu and InGen are also under investigation for bioethical misconduct, but as Wu is nowhere to be found, he cannot represent himself.
2016
March: The United States Congress opens up inquires into bioethical misconduct preformed by InGen and Dr. Henry Wu. Wu’s laboratory is raided and all his assets are seized; he is also stripped of his credentials.
June: A team of mercenaries sent by Eli Mills to retrieve a sample of Indominus DNA for Henry Wu. A sample is retrieved, but the mission suffers heavy casualties and the Mosasaurus escapes into the ocean. Wu, using this DNA sample, is able to create a miniature version of Indominus rex. The resultant hybrid genus is called Indoraptor.
2017
February: A shift in the Cocos Plate opens fissures underneath Isla Nublar, causing Mount Sibo to become active again for the first time in 500 years. The Costan Rican Institute for Volcanology (CRIV) reports that there is no immediate threat to the island. The volcanic status level (VSL) of Mount Sibo is currently set at Magnitude 1.
March: Claire Dearing founds the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG) in San Francisco’s Mission District. Around thirty members have joined, including Zia Rodriguez and former Jurassic World IT Franklin Webb.
September: A helicopter flies illegally over Isla Nublar, approaching Mount Sibo. The passengers witness lava actively rolling within the mountain’s crater and report it to the authorities. The CRIV uses harmonic tremor readings, satellite thermal scans, and seismic equipment to then determine that Mount Sibo is becoming more active.
2018
January: The Costa Rican government pulls all remaining research teams and technology from the area near Isla Nublar as the eruption appears to be getting closer. Masrani Global has still made no effort to assist.
June 22 - 23: The 2018 Isla Nublar Incident occurs
June 24 - 25: The 2018 Lockwood Manor Incident occurs.
• The Mosasaurus is recorded in the Hawaiian Archipelago, where it causes the death of a surfer on the North Shore of O’ahu during the “Big Wave Surfing Competition”. It attacks a second surfer during a breaking news report on the incident, prompting the exaction of the beach.
Compsognathus are recorded near the home of an elderly man.
• A flock of Pteranodons are recorded flanking a passenger jet, behaving in a threatening manner.
• A duo of park rangers, presumably in rural California, are recorded encountering a Stegosaurus on the job. A minor conflict ensues, ending with the animal chasing the rangers.
Pteranodons are sighted diving into Lake Mead in Nevada.
• The U.S. Emergency Broadcast System issued a nationwide emergency alert. Details about which prompted this are currently only speculative, but is assumed to be related to Pteranodon migration.
• “Rexy” the Tyrannosaurus rex is found to have broken into a zoo, engaging in a territorial display against the facility’s pride of lions.
• Three Pteranodons are sighted at the Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. A man is attacked during the incident, sustaining potentially fatal injuries during the squabble between pterosaurs.
• Blue arrives near Simi Valley, California.
2019
• A small pack of Compsognathus are sighted on a ranch in the American West. They are filmed chasing a young child, though it does not appear to be predatory behavior.
March 10: A Stegosaurus wanders onto the Angeles Crest Highway. At 3:09 PM local time, it causes a vehicular accident in which a car goes off the road.
April 21: One of the escaped female Allosaurus, now fully grown, and a Nasutoceratops family are involved in an incident at Big Rock National Park in which they threaten campers. The incident also confirms the first-known dinosaur hatched on U.S. soil since the release of the animals in the wild.
• A Parasaurolophus is filmed near White River in Arkansas. Flyfishers are filmed approaching it.
• The Mosasaurus is recorded feeding on a great white shark off the coast of New Zealand.
• Wedding guests catch on-film a hunting Pteranodon, which had been attracted to the doves released during the ceremony and preyed upon one.
THE END
So far, the events of “Battle at Big Rock” have been the latest to occur in the JP Universe. But I will make sure to update the list after Jurassic World: Dominion comes out! If anyone was wondering, I got all of my information straight from the movies, in-universe websites, short film, and motion comics!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns just let me know! :)
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2020.05.19 15:09 salient_green Let my guard down while depressed, paying the price now.

I'm a 47M who lives on the other side of the planet from the rest of his folks, for reasons that are quite obvious to people here. While stuck home for months during this pandemic, my mental health hasn't been the best, what with the stress, the disease, the awful daily toll numbers, putting in crazy work-from-home hours and not having anyone to confide in because me and the wife are essentially separated but stuck under the same roof. Then an old family friend reached out to let me know she hadn't heard back from my estranged dad (NC for 16 years) in months and was fearing for his well-being as he's elderly and in poor health. (Do you guys smell gas in here?)
Around the same time, my LC nMom had sent me a guilt-tripping email asking if I had news of my father and that I should do the humane thing to reach out, to see how he's going, to which I told her I had no way of checking on him - no response. That was maybe 2-3 months ago. (alarm bells went off in the distance)
This added a lot of unneeded stress at a super stressful time of our lives, a time during which my depression decided to make an unwanted comeback worthy of the worst Disney sequel. I started looking around and seeing that, indeed, there hadn't been a trace of him in months. The last number I had for him was not in service and neither was his email, his Skype account unresponsive and marked as "not accessed in months". My mind started racing a bit and in desperation I called his brother (they're NC, too) to let him know my dad (hos brother) may be dead. Lo-and-behold, he called a number he had laying around and my dad answered, to our surprise. (boom!)
Then my uncle called my mom. Then my dad called me. Then my mom called him. (the floor is LAVA!)
We had a conversation in which he fed me a story that I can't and won't verify, in which he got robbed, almost died of heart attack, was now living alone in a shitty place and teeth and memory problems, how he found out he has a half-sister who's more important to him than his actual brother, etc. He scolded me for not giving news! (why are there flames all around?)
Now, the bizarre thing is those three people maintain to this day that they're not in contact and haven't been in 20+ years. Yet, talking to each of them before they could coordinate was the weirdest and most disgustingly eye-opening feeling I've had in a long time. My nMom maintains she hasn't spoken to him in 25+ years, but my dad said he's been talking to her almost weekly for years and that she's been keeping him up-to-date with my life" and has even helped him financially and materially over the years (but visiting her own grandkids costs too much, amirite). Now that's when I fucking chuckled because I hardly talk to my mom and don't feed her any details about my life here, never see her and she never visits either. Then I realized my uncle was also passing along information to my mom, since she's been flirting with him for over 50 years.
So there I had it, the shit triangle with with nMom the Enabler, nDad the nJerk and my Golden-Child uncle, all orchestrating their little thing... and me in the middle. Great, just great. Bit of a painful realization. What sort of manipulating bullshit is this? (we are on Venus here!)
All this threw my stress levels overboard and I've been an absolute mental wreck for weeks now. Another stress came along: my birthday. I hate my birthdays, of course. Something about nMom making herself the center of attention - she never misses a beat, even 6000 miles away. As usual, I got the dreaded email "what do you want for your bday" to which I said "nothing, please" as usual. She argued and I relented but really told her "for once in my life, I'd love to get something in which some thought went into, that I will like and that isn't just something you want to give. I told you many times there's a couple of little things you can order locally which would make me happy because I can't order them from here, I don't care if it gets here 3 months late. Do that.". Of course, she ignored me and sent something I don't like, want or give a shit about and threw away still wrapped up. Yup, she ruined another bday, congrats mom. I didn't mention the shit she sends my kids, over 70% is inappropriate BIG TIME and ends up in a poor unsuspecting landfill. She did send my daughter a tshirt that said "PROBLEM CHILD" on it once. Please.
Then nDad called. Not to wish me happy birthday - he's never done it - but to mooch me for money. I shit you not. The fucker who spent his entire life living off other people's money, hasn't seen his only son in 16+ years, has never met his grandchildren, has come around all the way to mooch his son, after mooching his grandmother, mother, brother and all his friends. And it's not for $200, eh... fucker wants thousands for new teeth, a new place (boohoo nobody wants to rent me a place anymore), new phone, new computer. I haven't seen him in almost two decades, know nothing of what's happened since then but I do know he needs all this. I'm not sure he knows the name of his grandchildren, he didn't ask about them, but he has no qualms stealing from them. Not even a question of "can you help me", he feels entitled to it, just the way my nmom feels entitled to compliments, smiles, weekly calls and shit (not gonna happen anytime soon).
The net result is I'm a fucking mess, have to take time off because I can't function anymore, waiting to talk to a therapist (they're understandably overloaded these days). And despite all this, my ex, kids and friends throwing a really nice party for me, the one thing that remains is how my asshole nparents managed to ruin another birthday.
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2020.05.18 22:28 P1harleyford Will definitely think twice before going with geekvape in the future

I bought my first aegis (not legend) about a year and a half ago and that thing was a tank. I work hvac I have dropped this gong off of a 8ft lubber didn’t even scratch it I still use it for my kayaking mod not that I would be happy about losing it in the water but at least it’s waterproof and I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of it. So my wife needed a new mod I had seen that geekvape had came out with the new legend mod so I used her b-day as an opportunity to purchase myself one as well. So now I own three aegis mods hers was fine out of the box mine however the battery door doesn’t always close right it closes but sometimes it just opens and dumps the batteries out. And her button is way clicker than mine but I’m not one to gripe about nothing and it was not that bad just make sure the battery door slide gets closed good and I’m fine. That was January 17th fast forward to about May 1st ( it was actually before that but that was the date on the first email I sent to geekvape) the button is so squishy it presses in my pocket sticks on gets lava hot so I have switched back to the old aegis I had talked to my vape shop before that tho and they told me to get in touch with geekvape. The first several email were really hard to understand since I’m from USA and I emailed support which is China and the person who responded was Anne over the next two weeks they asked me to send videos and info which I did and finally they sent a link at the very bottom of an email and it said if you are in the USA to email service at geekvape. It even gave a phone number so I called spoke to a lady named Maddie. She was very friendly asked me to send her the receipt which I of course had deleted but my store was able to find it and resend it. Wasn’t thirty mins till I got the I’m sorry the warranty ran out on April 17 I won’t be able to replace your device but I could possibly talk to my people overseas and see if they will sell you another one at a discount. Now we went back and forth a little bit because I didn’t necessarily want a new device I even asked if she could send me parts to fix it myself. But the last response said the same thing they will sell me another one ?
I know that it has just went out of warranty by two weeks tho and this is supposed to be like my old one indestructible. This was just factory defect tho I haven’t dropped this one not a scratch on it. I know that legally they are in the right and there is nothing I can do but be at their mercy on this. But I just wanted to rant on here and let them know I would have been a geek vape customer for life instead I’ll be going elsewhere
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