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It shouldn’t feel like anything’s different. After all, when you wake up this morning, everything looks the same.

But your Spirits are antsy and anxious, and somehow you can sense the same thing they do: that something is well and truly wrong around here. Something has changed in the realm of dreams, and that feeling in the pit of your stomach says it isn’t anything good.

Those of you with talking items may have more of a clue than anybody else, namely because the items have begun playing the same message when touched, over and over and over:

Everyone:

I'm sorry to bring you here like this, but I really need your help! You're here because I'm trying to find anyone; I just can't hold them off on my own. But with your help, I know I can manage it. Just find him, and fight!

They’re going to keep trying to stop you. Don’t give in!


Not only do you now have the full message, but you also recognize the voice: it’s Sora. Sora has been trying to reach you through these items the entire time. Never mind that Sora’s here with you and is just as clueless as everyone else - that’s definitely his voice coming from the items.

Those of you who decide to check the keyholes just in case will find something very interesting: namely, they’re not there anymore. The portals are still open; the worlds are still connected; it’s just that the keyholes are missing.

The worlds themselves seem to be reacting to the change as well. The lights on the Mother of Invention are dimmed; the nights in Ponyville are growing longer; the sun in Twilight Town has nearly dipped below the horizon entirely; and in Traverse Town, the stars have gone out.

As if that weren’t odd enough, it seems that people whom you’ve missed - people who have come and gone from the realm of dreams - are trickling back in.

Something is brewing. It’s up to you to fix it.

Week 24

Jul. 9th, 2014 10:47 am
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Week 24

“What I take from my nights, I add to my days.”
- Leon de Rotrou, “Vencelas,” translated


With the explosive defeat of Spellican, the portal at the fountain in the Second District shimmers back into view. Looks like the worlds are open again, though they’re not quite the same as you left them. You figure that out the first time you run into Nightmares - this world didn’t have lions before, did it?

There’s still one more Keyhole to find, but Ponyville’s usual residents should have a good idea of where to look.

~*~*~*~

OOC

Back into the swing of things? Why, yes!

The worlds are now all open again in much the same state as they were before the boss run. The main difference is that Twilight Town, the Mother of Invention, and Ponyville now each sport a new Nightmare. They’re bigger and tougher than the other Nightmares on the worlds, so watch out for those. Changes are listed on the Dream Eaters page.

As always, if your characters are missing tags, please let the mods know and we’ll take care of it.

Week 23

May. 12th, 2014 10:20 pm
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Week 23

"Goodbye so soon, and isn’t it a crime? We know by now that time knows how to fly."
- The Great Mouse Detective, "Goodbye So Soon"


Wow, some boss battles, huh? They weren’t easy, but at least nobody died, right? Right.

Unfortunately, you’ve only got about a day or two to relax before Traverse Town gets thrown into complete upheaval again - which is to say, almost everyone who suddenly showed up a week ago just as suddenly disappears. No warning, no explanation, and the few people who did stick around can’t explain how or why.

On top of that, the portal to the other worlds still hasn’t reappeared. That might have something to do with the fact that Spellican is still flying around. That’s about all it’s doing - flying, in the same route, like clockwork. Odd, but at least it’s not attacking people directly.

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OOC

And that’s the end of the fourth wall event! We’ll still have the comms open for a bit, for the purpose of backtagging boss battle threads and for backdating any wrapup threads you might want to do with fourth wall characters before they wake up.

If you’d like to app a fourth wall participant into the game, you have until May 30th to get your app in with the Get Out Of Samples Free caveat detailed here. After that, you’ll have to write a normal app.

As always, tag your threads and feel free to poke the mods if you have any questions.
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Week Change is postponed on account of boss battles.

Speaking of which, you may want to check those threads. Just saying.
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There's a loud, furious squawking from the skies of the second district. The shadow that's been shooting across the sky pauses in midair, then plummets suddenly to the ground, stopping in front of the fountains. After a moment, it resolves itself into something brightly colored and winged, carrying a staff and wearing what looks to be a book and a sorcerer's hat on its head. Those of you who've taken a good look at Sora and Riku's Dream Eater guide may recognize it as Spellican.

It waves its staff and screeches angrily. After looking around and making sure it's got everyone's attention, it raises it staff. Evidently all it wanted was an audience.

A pool of darkness forms on the ground below it. Those who have been in the dream world for a while may not have recognized Spellican, but the four large shadows rising from the darkness certainly look familiar: Hockomonkey, Queen Buzzerfly, the Meta, and Nightmare Moon. The four large Nightmares pause for a moment, then scatter quick as blinking. In that moment, the pool of darkness and Spellican disappear too, their work done for now.

Four large and powerful Nightmares are now loose in Traverse Town.

Good luck.

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OOC

Did you really think you'd be getting through this event without a boss fight? I sure hope not, because now you have four.

Here's how this will work:

- For the new players: boss fights play out like small D&D campaigns, in which characters' successes and failures are determined by mod dice roll. For examples of what we mean and to do some reading on what you're about to face, check the boss fight tag.

- There will be one boss near the doors in the First District, one in the Third District, one in the Fountain Plaza in the Fourth District, and one in the greenhouse in the Fifth District. No telling which one will be where~

- There will be several hours IC time for characters to react to Spellican's spell and try to plan, or at least batten down the hatches, before the bosses resurface. Actual boss logs will go up tonight or tomorrow. You may only have one character per boss fight, and one character cannot be in multiple boss fights, since they'll be happening concurrently.

- There is no character cap and no tag order on boss threads; however, we do ask that you tag at least once per round per day in a boss thread. The boss will tag every day; each boss tag will start a new round.

- If your character is injured or just doesn't want to be there, they will be able to leave the area of the boss fight. They will not be able to participate in any other boss fights, and they will not be able to rejoin the fight. Once you're out, you're out.

- Because of the way boss fights are structured, it is entirely possible for a boss to win. If characters make poor tactical decisions, or if too many people leave a boss area, or if the majority of characters in the boss fight simply stop tagging, the boss will win that fight. At that point, the still-living boss will go join one of its fellow bosses in its fight. Basically, you're encouraged to participate and you're allowed to pull your character from a fight, but leaving once you've started will have consequences for the people you leave behind.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here or ask a mod. Have fun, guys!
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It’s been a few days since the portals disappeared - a few days since you, the new people, arrived. Have you settled in? Found a place to sleep, as though you weren’t dreaming enough already? Gotten used to the little technicolor creature that seems to think you’re its best friend or possibly its parent? Yeah, it’s weird, but there’s no telling how long you’ll stick around. May as well get used to it.

And how are all you old hands holding up? Hopefully you didn’t leave anything you really wanted in another world. Seen anybody you miss? How about somebody you never wanted to see again? That was probably a ton of fun either way, wasn’t it.

How about that strange shadow flitting around in the sky? By this point, just about everyone has seen it at least once; unfortunately, nobody’s figured out what it is, nevermind caught up to it. Odd, huh.

~*~*~*~

OOC

So, is everybody having fun? :D

You’re still welcome to bring new characters in if you’d like - people are still tagging the initial post. Also, fourth wall characters are more than welcome to start their own network posts or logs and to tag around in them. There’s also an open investigation thread going on, for those of you who want to tag in.

Also! For those of you who’d like to keep your character in game after the fourth wall event is over, we’ve simplified the app for you! If you want to fill out an app for a character participating in the fourth wall, you don’t have to do samples for the app - just link a thread in which your character has at least five comments for us to look over. (Network thread for the network sample, log thread for the log sample.)

Questions? Comments? Let us know!
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You wake up in Traverse Town.

For some of you, this is old hat by now. For the rest of you - those who were in another world last night, or haven’t been in the realm of dreams at all before - this is exceedingly odd.

It doesn’t take long to find the cause of the oddity, or at least another symptom of it: the portal in the fountain is missing. You are effectively stuck in Traverse Town, with a sudden and unexpected influx of new people.

Aside from that - and that’s a very big aside, but nonetheless - business continues as normal. It might be a good idea to help the gaggle of newbies find their feet in the new world, and maybe investigate just what’s going on.

~*~*~*~

OOC

The fourth wall event has begun! Here’s a few things to keep in mind:

If you’re playing a temporary/fourth wall character, please use the tag “! fourth wall” in both the log and communicator comms. If your character already has a tag, you’re welcome to use it; however, we will not be creating new tags for fourth wall characters.

Fourth wall characters do not need to join the comms - we currently have open posting.

Please make sure all characters follow the game’s rules available on the FAQ (no AUs, no doubles, no memories from other games, etc).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact a mod. If you’d like to introduce yourself, go ahead and comment to this post - I know we’ve got some new people signed up for this event, and we’d love to hear from you!

Have fun!

EDIT: Given that Plurk is misbehaving today, this seems like a good time to mention that the game does have an AIM chat at "weirdestdreamsever."

Week 22

Mar. 29th, 2014 04:32 pm
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Week 22


“There goes the world off of my shoulders; there goes the world off of my back”
- Lifehouse, “Quasimodo”


Wow, what a fight. Thank goodness for rainbow-powered explosions, right?

Following the end of the battle, things in Ponyville calm down considerably. The most noticeable change is the return of the day/night cycle, with daylight and darkness in equal measures. The statue of Nightmare Moon on the outskirts of town is gone; however, no keyhole appeared in its place. It looks like you have some searching to do if you want to unlock the next world.

The Moogles are still selling Zapapple jam, even if the prices are still exhorbitantly high. They’re also still selling fresh popcorn, for those of you who might need it for one reason or another.

Those of you who keep your eyes on the skies in Traverse Town might notice a shadow cross the sky in the edge of your vision. It’s gone when you try to get a better look, and it’s too fast to chase. Huh. That’s odd.

~*~*~*~

OOC

Revenance is having a fourth wall event! It starts on April 3rd, and more detailed information is available here. Spread the word! Let your friends know! And of course enjoy the hell out of it!
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Planning to bring in a character for the Fourth Wall event? Leave us the name(s) and journal(s) of the character(s) involved here! Information on the event itself can be found here, any other questions can be directed to the mods at revenancemods [at] gmail.
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What’s this all about?

It’s exactly what it says on the tin - Revenance is opening its doors and allowing for (mostly) open posting. Characters can temporarily join the game without having to app in first. Rumor has it the mods might pull something special during the event as well.

When does it start?

April 3rd!

Sounds fun! How do I participate?

Leave a comment here with the character(s) you plan to bring in and their journal(s). On April 3rd, there will be an open log post, and you can go from there!

Can I bring in any character?

Not quite. Characters brought in have to follow the game’s rules - no AUs, no doubles, sized down if they’re massive, etc. The specifications are available on the FAQ page and the Reserve and App page.

Wait, why?

Because the fourth wall event will have plot ramifications for the game itself.

Really?

Yep! It’s all part of the plan~

I have a question that isn’t answered in this information post or in the game’s information!

Email the mods at revenancemods [at] gmail. We’ll sort it out for you.
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Two things!

One: We're bumping back week change for an OOC week - what's in week change will be contingent on how the boss battle goes.

Two: We're planning a fourth wall event! We're still working out the details, but it will be sometime within the next month. We'll put up a full post for it when we have the date and content worked out.

Week 21

Feb. 15th, 2014 09:50 pm
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Week 21


"Friendship isn’t a big thing - it’s a million little things."
- Unknown


Congratulations on finding the Elements of Harmony! What you’ll need them for may not be readily apparent right now, but hey, one step at a time, right?

The Moogles have made a generous offer to buy the entire Zapapple harvest - as it turns out, they have the recipe for Zapapple jam and the process of making it down to a science. In addition to the haul from defeating the Nightmares present at the harvest, each character who participated receives a handsome amount of munny and a Fancy. The Moogles have also offered enough rare dream pieces to create six rare Spirits, one of each (Meowjesty, Kab Kannon, Frootz Cat, Ursa Circus, Sudo Neku, R&R Seal). The harvest participants will have to decide amongst themselves who gets to keep the rare Spirits, as there are obviously not enough to go around.

Several days later, participants also receive one jar of rainbow-striped Zapapple jam apiece. The Moogles also start selling the jam. The jam has the same healing effect as a potion, is a favorite among Spirits, and is incredibly tasty, like eating your favorite comfort food. It’s also prohibitively expensive - supply and demand.

The dreams continue as usual; the day/night cycle, however, is still changing. Nights have gotten longer and days shorter, like they would in the middle of winter, with no temperature changes or other explanation as to why.

~*~*~*~

OOC

There’s not too much to announce OOCly this time around. Feel free to use the comments of this post to hash out who gets the rare Spirits.

Please remember to tag your posts! If you aren’t sure about the tagging system, or if your character doesn’t have tags, please let a mod know and we’ll get it straightened out.

Week 20

Jan. 25th, 2014 03:03 pm
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Week 20

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
- Epicurus


Now that the first Element of Harmony has been found, it may be a good idea to keep an eye out for the others. After all, if you know what they are, then you know how to earn them, right? Of course, given that the one Element that’s around tends to disappear when taken outside of Ponyville, you’ll probably have to get used to having four legs if you want to find the rest of the Elements. Hope you’re comfortable spending time as a pony.

At the beginning of the week, a loud, unearthly howling emanates from the Everfree Forest - but only for the day. Those familiar with the world might recognize the howling as that of Timberwolves - which is odd, given that there don’t seem to be any Timberwolves around. On the second day of the week, dark clouds gather over Sweet Apple Acres. Blue lightning dances across a patch of previously barren trees; when it dissipates, the trees have all grown dark purple, almost black, leaves. Obviously there’s something going on there.

The dreams continue, as does the day/night cycle. Those who are paying attention may notice that the nights are growing longer - day and night are essentially equal in length at this point.

~*~*~*~

OOC

Yes, we do have another event gearing up. The thread will go up midweek - keep an eye out for that.

The new bearers of the Elements of Harmony have been chosen! They are:

Magic: Aqua
Loyalty: Kanji
Honesty: Chell
Kindness: Amaterasu

Keep in mind that characters do still need to earn their Elements before they appear. There will be a few opportunities for that coming up, but feel free to make your own as well. If you have any questions, feel free to ask a mod.

Week 19

Jan. 4th, 2014 09:16 pm
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Week 19

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
- Chinese Proverb


The new week brings a variety of changes, both welcome and unwelcome. Most noticeable is the fact that the Elements of Harmony are still largely unaccounted for, despite everyone’s best efforts. However, the new week also brings something new to Ponyville. For the first time on any of the worlds there is actually a day/night cycle. The first night is short - about as long as the night would normally be on the Summer Solstice - but noticeably increases in length over the course of the week.

In addition, the familiar set of dreams begins once again, this time focusing on the balance between light and dark. As ever, the exact form of the dreams varies from person to person, but it always ends up returning to light and dark, as well as the clashes between the two. Interestingly, Keyholes do not seem to play much of a role in these latest dreams, although keys are, especially for those whose worlds are naturally inclined to connect keys with either light or darkness.

Things remain much the same in the other worlds, at least for the time being.

~*~*~*~

OOC

You know what the mods’ new year’s resolution is? Getting week changes back on point. Now that the holidays are over, hopefully things will get that much easier, at least in that aspect. If you do still need to call hiatus, please remember to use the hiatus post; if you’ve come off hiatus, please let us know.

For those of you new to things, the recurring dreams are unique to each character but follow the common theme outlined above, and each character has them every time they fall asleep. We’ll let you know when they end. If you have any questions, feel free to ask a mod or another player.

As always, please tag your posts accordingly, including the network posts you tag into. If you aren’t sure how to tag your posts, or if your character still needs tags in the comms, please let the mods know and we’ll sort it out.

Happy new year!
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As you guys may have noticed, it’s week change week. Because of impending holidays, school assignments and finals, and NaNoWriMo, we’ve decided to extend this week to give you a bit more time to fit things in. The next week change will be mid-December, three IRL weeks from today.

That said, we do still have a few announcements.

Activity Check ends tonight and will be tallied tomorrow morning. Be sure to check in if you haven’t already.

App This Please goes up today at 4 PM PST. Take a look around if you like and see if you can’t find yourselves some castmates. :D

As far as plot goes, you’re not going to find those shiny MacGuffins offworld. Be prepared to spend some time as ponies if you’re going to go searching.

If you have any questions or issues, comment to this post or contact a mod.

Week 18

Nov. 2nd, 2013 11:09 pm
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Week 18

"Dreams are only thoughts you didn’t have time to think about during the day."
- Unknown


How about that Ponyville, huh? Hopefully those of you who usually gallivant around on two legs have gotten used to walking on four. (And hopefully those of you who usually walk on four haven’t laughed too hard at those trying to adjust.) You might be spending a good amount of time in Ponyville, as it seems Pinkie Pie has uncovered a mystery: the Elements of Harmony, the most powerful magical objects in Equestria, have gone missing from their box in the library, leaving behind only a note: "To find the missing parts, look inside your hearts." Whatever it means, the Elements are still missing. Now may be a good time to put your heads together and do some investigating.

It still, rather stubbornly, remains perpetual day in Ponyville.

~*~*~*~

OOC

How’s everyone getting accustomed to Ponyville? Good luck finding the Elements - we’ll let you know when you’re on point~

There is a Nightmare Night party going on - it’s a good chance to integrate newer characters into the game and to establish CR that’s been talked about but not really acted on. Of course, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for shenanigans. You know what to do.

Those who hold any of the talking items or those who are interested in just what they are may want to check here for IC planning purposes.

As always, please remember to tag your posts in the log and communicator comms. If you have any questions about anything, contact a mod and we’ll get it sorted out.
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Week 17


“Dreams are illustrations...from the book your soul is writing about you.”
- Marsha Norman


Now that the Meta is gone, the attacks on the Mother of Invention have stopped completely, leaving it safe for exploration. Those of you who have headed into the large training room may have noticed that the keyhole in the maintenance bay has disappeared, leaving a portal in its wake. Those that are brave enough to walk through will find themselves on a bridge leading into what looks like a very quaint and colorful small town. Most of the buildings are smaller houses with thatched roofs, though there are some that are ornately designed and decorated. From what you can see, there’s a farm with orchards down on the edge of town, and a dark forest on the opposite side. With the exception of said forest, the entire place gives off a lovely, small-town feel. It’s a great change from the last world you were on.

Oh, and you now have hooves.

Welcome to Ponyville! The magic inherent in the world has decided you need to fit in, so you have been transformed into a pony for the duration of your stay. Have fun exploring! Though you may need to get the hang of walking first.

~*~*~*~

OOC

Believe it or not, we actually had this one planned long before anyone guessed it on Plurk. Surprise!

You’ve unlocked Ponyville, a small town in the land of Equestria, populated namely by ponies. There will, of course, be new Spirits to synthesize and new Nightmares to fight, though those who are bipedal will likely need to relearn how to walk first.

A few things to keep in mind:

- This is a form change world. Unless your character is already from Equestria, they will transform upon entering the world. Rule of thumb is that humans become ponies and that characters of other species will turn into other creatures inherent in the world: diamond dogs, griffons, timberwolves, etc. If you need some ideas about what to turn your character into, ask a mod - we’ll help you come up with suggestions. No, your character cannot circumvent the form change. No, the form change will not carry over into other worlds. There is a ponymaker here that you can use to create your character as a pony. Note: your character may not have both wings and a horn.

- The portals are all interconnected, so you can reach any world from the Ponyville portal. The only Moogle in town is in the town center near the portal. Nightmares will not appear inside buildings. This may have exceptions later; we will let you know if it changes.

- Characters with armor will be wearing pony armor (metal plate protecting the shoulders and haunches and a medieval-style helmet sans visor) when they arrive in Ponyville. Other items that would not similarly fit in in Ponyville are similarly changed - guns become slingshots, etc. If you have a question about whether an item would be changed, please ask a mod.

The information for the new world is on the Worlds page, and the Dream Eater information is on the Dream Eaters page. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask a mod.
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Week 16


“The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst..”
- Henry Fosdick


It’s been a quiet week, which is probably a good thing - you probably needed the time to lick your wounds after the fiasco on the Mother of Invention, if you were there. Even if you weren’t, there’s the matter of the talking items to discuss. Whether you think there’s something there or not, it’s still one of the few things out of what’s quickly become the ordinary around here.

Those who are interested in heading back on to the Mother of Invention may want to be cautious. For all you know, the invisible thing is still there; on top of that, FILSS is still unresponsive, the training room she’d opened is still closed, and “LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS: DAMAGED” is still flashing on all computer monitors except for the leaderboards. There’s also that high-pitched mechanical whirring going around the ship with a source you just can’t seem to trace.

And, of course, the recurring dreams. Those are always fun, aren’t they?

~*~*~*~

OOC

There’s not much to announce on the OOC side of things, aside from the usuals. Eagliders can still be synthesized by people who have at least one Fancy; please remember to tag your posts; please let the mods know if your characters don’t have the appropriate tags in either community.

If you want to try to thread with someone new, there is a party going on in the log comm right now. It’s a good opportunity to build some of that CR planned out in last week’s CR meme.

Week 15

Aug. 10th, 2013 04:58 pm
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Week 15


“In war, truth is the first casualty.”
- Aeschylus


Well. That probably didn’t turn out as well as you’d hoped, did it. Whether you were on the Mother of Invention yourself following FILSS’ call for aid or simply heard from someone who had, the result remains the same: FILSS is nonresponsive and the computers on the Mother of Invention remain as uninformative and unhackable as always. One step forward, one step back, it seems.

Well, except for the results of that battle. You might want to discuss that.

In the meantime, there is no respite from the dreams. Whatever you think you need to do to catch a break probably hasn’t been done yet. It may be a good time to rest, regroup, and try to figure out your next move.

On the upside, the Moogles have a new Spirit for you to synthesize. On the downside, the pieces for said Spirit are considerably more difficult to obtain.

~*~*~*~

OOC

Yep, the dreams are still going on. You guys know the drill on that one; if not, see the above linked post for this round’s dream theme.

We will be having an activity check soon - keep an eye out for that.

I know we say this every time, but please remember to put your character and world tags on your posts in both the log and communicator comms. It makes it much easier to keep track of things. If your character doesn’t have a tag yet, let a mod know and we’ll get that created for you.

The Moogles now have Eagliders available for synthesis! However, they do require Fancies to make, so at the moment only certain characters may be able to make them. Your character has a Fancy if they participated in either boss battle, the Post Office event, the Mansion event, and/or the current Mother of Invention event - one Fancy per event. Eagliders require one Fancy to make, as well as other Figments. If you request an Eaglider, be sure to tell us where your character obtained the Fancy they’re using to create it.
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