Subplot: What Does Tomorrow Bring? Jan 13, 2018 10:06:58 GMT
Post by Sammiie on Jan 13, 2018 10:06:58 GMT
Oh No! What Happened to Gothic?
As if winter, the lack of scraps, and a sickness going around wasn't enough for the Crabs to endure, their Boss was kidnapped!
Ok, ok not really kidnapped - but what else is there to call it?
A Scraping gone wrong, something all dogs fear at least once in their lifetime, had Oceane running back to the caves in a hurry. With the Crabs’ lack of high ranks, one of the few dogs she could run to for help was Valkyrie. Frantic words tumbled from her mouth so fast that Valkyrie couldn’t quite tell what she was saying - until she pointed frantically out to a small cruise ship pulling away from the docks. “He’s there! On that boat!”
By the time Oceane and Valkyrie reached the docks, the boat was already too far out to sea with their Boss. With a lump in their throats and their hearts in their stomachs, they watched as the boat with their Boss sailed further and further away from the beach.
- November 06: Oceane and Gothic go snooping around a docked cruise ship, nosing around for anything they can possibly steal and bring back to the caves for the winter. Gothic sneaks onto the boat with a cluster of people, quickly taking the stairs and running down to the lower levels so that he isn’t seen. However, as the trickle of people lessen with each passing minute, the air seems much colder. Oceane barks and howls for Gothic, calling him out, signaling him to leave, but she gets no answer. The boat stewards begin loading up the walkway, and Oceane tries to board to get her father off of the boat, but they pull the walkway out of reach just in the nick of time. She nearly loses her voice calling for him, but as the boat pulls away, she doesn’t see Gothic on the deck at all.
- November 07 - 21: The Crabs attempt to search every boat that pulls into port. Though with human presence, this is not always possible. Plus with the rough weather and freezing temperatures, there aren’t many boats in the area. A stealthy dog can weasel their way onto them - carefully! The Crabs don’t want to be taken away like Gothic was.
Note: Crabs can find things that they think are leads, but nothing will lead them to where Gothic was taken.
- November 21: Someone convinces a group of dogs that Gothic is dead. They need a Boss and they can't wait forever for Gothic to come back. He is gone. They decide that it’s only right that they hold a Still Blood Ceremony for their absent Boss. He’s was carried away on a boat - that means he’s as good as dead, right?
After a collective howl for Gothic’s loss, a new Boss unveils themselves, taking the reins of their new gang. Reactions to this new dog stepping up are open, of course! Dogs may welcome the idea, happy to have a someone leading again, or they might hate it, insisting that they wait a bit longer for Gothic’s return.
What can I do?
You can participate in threads featuring your character searching the boats and docks for Gothic or you participate in the group threads that will be posted soon. Keep an eye out! Updates will be posted on the Discord as well!