Chapter 5: As Dark Clouds Gather Oct 5, 2019 10:22:05 GMT
Post by Sammiie on Oct 5, 2019 10:22:05 GMT
Chapter 5: As Dark Clouds Gather
This is the fifth chapter of our sitewide plot! To move on, we need the available threads to be signed up for and completed by our members!
You’ll notice that there’s significantly less sign-ups and more open prompts. Hopefully this will help all of you feel more comfortable participating in our plot threads without the strict posting window looming over your heads. We're giving you the reigns to drive your own plot thread! Additionally, you can remix the prompts provided, but please don’t plot out any major, large-scale changes without asking staff first!
The few threads throughout that still require sign-ups still use the posting window, so the reminders below apply to those!
Each gang has its own thread sign-ups page -- go to your character's corresponding gang page to sign up for a plot thread or nab an open prompt! If it's a shared plot point between two gangs, you might be directed to a different page to ensure there's no conflict or overlapping sign-ups! For any questions, please direct them to the #help channel on our Discord or reach out to staff!
A Few Important Reminders...
- Sitewide Plot threads (ones you had to sign up for) should be prioritized! The quicker these move along, the quicker we can move the plot along!
- You are allowed to sign up for multiple threads with multiple characters, but please ensure the events in this timeline don't clash with your characters' timelines!
- All replies in the second posting round will be subject to our limited posting window. Each person will have 5 days to reply before they can be skipped!
- If you're a thread leader, it's your responsibility to start the thread and keep it going! Don't let it get stuck on one person for two weeks; remember the limited posting window! Don't be afraid to tag people in the #tag-ur-it channel to remind them to post!
- Threads that are the direct result of another will go in chronological order with the next thread only being created after the other is nearly completed.
- Please make sure to mark plot threads with the new "P!" tag so we all know it's a sitewide plot thread!
To sign up for a thread, please check that it has a "Participants" section listed beneath it. If it does, it's a thread you can sign up for! Please fill out the form below for each thread you'd like to sign up for.
[b]Thread Date: [/b]
[b]Short Description of Thread: [/b] (applicable only if there's multiple threads on the same date, let us know which thread you're signing up for!)
[b]Characters Signing Up: [/b] (list the character(s) you wish to sign up for this thread)
[b]Roles Being Fulfilled: [/b] (if applicable, fill in the role your character will be fulfilling)
[b]Willing to Start?" [/b] (let us know if you're willing to be a thread leader)
Please wait until a Staff Member gives you the OK to start a plot thread!
APR 01: The votes are counted from the previous night, and by seemingly fair vote, Dizzybird has won the favor of the gang! Excitedly, he begins working toward making some changes he feels are necessary in the gang right from the get-go.
With Valkyrie winning the second most favored dog, she’s automatically given the Vice position to support Dizzybird in all his endeavors.
OPEN PROMPT: Have a thread where your character talks with a friend or gangmate about the new Boss or Vice! How do they feel about Dizzybird or Valkyrie in charge of the gang now? Good or bad?
APR 02: In the wee hours of the morning, scents of singed fur and smoke waft into their territory. Curious, dogs begin to emerge from the Tortuga Caves and find dark clouds billowing into the clear night sky, and the whole Saints gang on their beach... looking lost, looking weary. Some are injured, charred, and bleeding. It’s the Saints that now ask for the Crabs’ aid.
- PARTICIPANTS: Open (no sign-up required)
OPEN PROMPT: Have a thread with your new guests! Try to get to know them, get in their heads a little, offer to teach them how to fish, swim, etc. What does your character think about them? Do they like having new faces around or is there a deep mistrust in the bottom of their belly?
APR 05: Dizzybird calls his Crabs together to announce some immediate and future changes. He promises his dogs that he will help them gain favor with the gods, especially Agwe, in the time to come and the Crabs will crawl from their previous dark times with smiles upon their maws!
- PARTICIPANTS: Open (no sign-up required)
OPEN PROMPT: With the new changes in the gang, there’s new borders to mark, new areas to patrol, and new stuff to consider. Have a thread where your character explores their new territory and familiarizes themselves with it’s benefits and limitations OR have a thread where your character talks about the new changes with one of their gangmates!
OPEN PROMPT: With extra mouths to feed, have your character pair up with a Saint of a similar job and haul in as much food as you can find, hunt, scavenge, or steal!
OPEN PROMPT: Not all is as good as it seems! Have a thread where your character spreads a preposterous rumor about their new houseguests! What’s the root of this rumor? Is there some truth to it? Or is it something they just pulled out of their butt?
APR 30: A Saints patrol returns to the beach covered in blood - but not of their own. The scent on them is Yardies, and from what they’re wearing, seems like means to a conflict that the Crabs aren’t asking for. A group of Crabs confront the bloodied Saints about the apparent massacre.
APR 30: Dizzybird catches wind of the incident from one of his gang dogs, and immediately, he goes to Karma to avoid conflict from all sides. He kindly lets them know if they’re going to bring trouble to his beach, the Saints are no longer welcome to stay.
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!