Chapter 4: Rooting For Hope May 6, 2019 3:03:20 GMT
Post by Sammiie on May 6, 2019 3:03:20 GMT
Chapter 4: Rooting For Hope
This is our fourth chapter installment of the sitewide plot! To move on, we need the available threads to be signed up for and completed by our members!
This time, we're trying something new in hopes to include all the gangs and all our members without leaving anyone out in the cold! As always, cats, loners, and creatures are largely not included in our plots, but can participate in open prompts sprinkled throughout! Don't forget to plot with your peers if your characters are in one of those groups and you're interested in involving yourself!
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Gang Leaders are encouraged to ensure and keep plot threads are moving, keep them from being hitched on one player, and participate regularly with their characters as well!
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MAR 04: With a plan formed, a rendezvous point, and two small teams of gang dogs converged, the humans don’t stand a chance against the strays. The meeting place is set for the nighttime, and the two gangs meet up a block away to go over the plan. Once that’s done with, there’s only one thing left to do: storm the place!
Sign up for this thread on the Crabs Plot page!
MAR 06: It seems the involvement of a bunch of 'human aggressive' dogs have spiked quite a bit of attention to the gang. But this unwanted attention is far different than the usual Catcher. The people that stalk them reek of dog blood and violence - there's no mistaking it, they're Dog Fighters. Likely recognizing a few of the more famous fighters within the Saints, they'll do anything to get their hands on a few of these dogs. A small group of these dogfighters stumble across a group of patrolling Saints and attempt to kidnap them in a 'hit and run' - but they quickly learn that these dogs have more 'bite' than most strays.
MAR 07: Wanting to gain information on their new enemies as quick as possible, Karma sends out a Debt-Collector to speak with Tiger, a local stray cat of his own clowder within Blood Village. Be careful, he's one big kitty!
- PARTICIPANTS: Urma (1x Debt-Collector + Prompt Pup)
MAR 09: Refusing to give up, the dogfighters try again. But this time they're smarter. Cornering a trio of Saints instead of a whole bunch and bringing more than just a few men this time, they attempt to forcibly capture them once more with rabies poles, muzzles, and even BB guns. The three dogs are forced to make a grand escape, with only two dog making it back to the warehouse.
- PARTICIPANTS: Yuzen *, @rayne , Beatrice (NPC, captured)
This thread is self-modded. If you're having trouble playing the dogfighter NPCs, ask the Staff for a Prompt Pup appearance!
OPEN PROMPT: Have a thread of your characters getting harassed by these persistent dogfighters! The Saints, especially dogs who were famous within the ring, will need to watch out!
MAR 15: One of the dogfighters idiotically stray a bit too close to the warehouse - alone. A returning group of dogs meet the snooping man, and he pays the ultimate price for trespassing on Saints territory. While a small victory, its with heavy hearts that the gang realizes this means that their newfound enemy knows where their home is.
Prompt pup will start this thread, but will not continue to mod the dogfighter.
MAR 15: Karma calls a meeting for her gang to announce the new dangers. Most importantly, she eggs on and encourages her gang to not hesitate attacking humans, believing that their hyper-aggression will discourage their pursuers.
- PARTICIPANTS: unlimited (no sign-up required; just hop in!)
OPEN PROMPT: Have a thread where your characters decide to go mess with some humans under Karma's orders! All threads submitted under this prompt will gain Skill Points! Make sure you clearly state your thread's a Prompt Thread!
MAR 30: The Dogfighters have been silent for a few days now, with little to no reports of seeing them around. Believing that their strife is over, the Saints can finally relax...or so they thought. At night, the dogs of the warehouse awake to the smell of... smoke? And an onslaught of humans suddenly attempting to then grab and take them! But the fighting between human and dog stops in the wake of everyone realizing the true threat: a fire. What had started off as a small blaze of warning quickly turned into a nightmarish fire, burning down their very home before their eyes. Now, it's a race against time as both dog and dogfighters struggle to avoid being burned alive.
- PARTICIPANTS: unlimited (no sign-up required; just hop in!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I have threads based off the events happening this chapter?
A: Absolutely! These are what we call "spin-off threads"! In fact, with so many big events going on in this chapter, we recommend that you do! We'd still love for players to engage in the plot events even if they didn't sign any of their characters up for any of the plot threads!
Q: Can I sign up for multiple plot threads?
A: As long as you can post regularly to them, yes! And don't worry about being a thread hog! We usually are short on sign-ups, rather than threads!
Q: My thread partner hasn't posted in the 5-day window. Can I skip them? Will they be annoyed with me?
A: Yes, you can skip them! We encourage you to skip them to keep the thread going. Don't worry about them being annoyed with you - they shouldn't be! They signed up for the thread knowing the posting window and what happens when they can't make a post within that time frame.
We're so glad that everyone here is so polite! If you're very concerned with angering someone, you can always shoot them a PM or a DM, some reminder that they're nearing the end of the posting window and ask whether they're able or planning to post. Chances are, you'll get the greenlight to skip them or you'll get a confirmation that they'll send in a post within the next day or so.
However, if someone has mentioned that they will post, but hasn't and it's been a week or more, you've got the greenlight from us to post to keep your thread going. Your thread partner can pick up where they left off in the next posting round!