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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2016-11-01 10:44 am

Event Log: Fourth Wall, Part Two

Who: Everyone in the city + Fourth Wall visitors!
What: Part two of the fourth wall event, hosted by Sorrow, Rage, and Hope!
Where: All around the city
When: November 1st-November 7th
Warnings: Visitors from other worlds!

Welcome to Hadriel! Or, for those who have been here, please continue enjoying your stay. Perhaps you arrived here last week, and have been wandering around since then, making new friends. Or perhaps you've just arrived, and have no idea what's going on. You may have woken up in the colosseum, or near a temple, or in one of the numerous other locations in the city. You might be confused and frightened to find yourself in this underground city, or maybe you're just wondering why you haven't been sent home yet, when others have.

Whatever the case may be, the situation in the city has changed somewhat. There is still a gently glowing path leading you to a nicely-outfitted party, but the specifics of it have changed. If you're a new arrival, it'll be easy to follow the path and find the party - if you're not, well, the color of the light has changed, signalling that something's different. Maybe you want to check it out?

Around the clearing are gently glowing flowers, illuminating both the tables and the rest of the area, bright enough to make things clear even when the larger light at the apex of the cave is gone. On the tables are an array of different kinds of food - however, sampling this food will quickly make it clear that nearly everything is spicy, whether subtly so or with a burning heat. The cookies seem to have chili oil in them, the dip has jalapeno-like peppers. It's hard to find anything that won't burn your mouth a bit. If you're lucky enough to find something that doesn't, though, it will most certainly be somewhat bitter or quite sour. That doesn't mean the food tastes bad - if spicy and sour are your sort of thing, they're delicious! If you're looking for something more normal, though, you're out of luck.

Also on the tables are a variety of drinks, and these at least are not spicy. Instead, they're the sort of warm, comforting drinks that might remind you of home, of curling up in a soft blanket while rain falls outside. Warm cocoa, hot cider, teas of various flavors. Just the sort of thing to soothe a worried newcomer.

Decorating the area are various banners with welcoming messages saying things like 'HADRIEL' 'THIS IS A PARTY' 'EAT FOOD' and 'DO NOT DIE'. They are all identical, with large black block letters on plain white paper. They look very similar to something that you might print out on a standard office laser printer at the last minute if you have no discernible sense of humor or fun.

Scattered around can be found exciting party games such as pin the tail on the donkey and musical chairs. Here and there can also be found various pinatas of different types. Break them open, see what comes out! If you're really lucky it'll be candy - if not, it might be full of bouncy balls or cherry tomatoes. Good times!

Or maybe you don't like parties? No worries. The rest of the city has plenty of places to explore- maybe you'd like to stumble in our Silent Hill zone, have a quick look around the alien orchard, or check out any of the god temples that can inspire their chosen emotion. Be careful not to get lost in the tunnels leading away from the cave- none of them can actually move you above ground, but you may run into a few monsters on the way.

For those of you who came last week, here's your chance to help out newbies along with the people who have been here forever! Join in on the festivities if you like, or try to orient as many of the others as you can. Rule the newcomers at musical chairs, continue your fight club, pick up a second weird cave girlfriend and then watch as they dump you and hook up with each other! There's no end to the possible fun.

Enjoy the fourth wall event at Hadriel! Once you're settled in feel free to explore the rest of the city! Find a house, find a new monster, or simply scavenge for supplies.

Fourth wall characters do not enter with phones so they cannot reach the network- however, if you'd like to handwave that they somehow got ahold of Mello's Newcomer guide to avoid the 'where am I/what is this' sort of questions, then feel free!

Good luck, and enjoy your stay in Hadriel!

► This log covers November 1st-November 7th.
► Feel free to make your own logs as well! Fourth wall characters will not have posting access, so grab an in-game friend if you wanted to do anything separate from the main log.
► Fourth wall characters will be in the city for at least one week. If you want them to stay longer, our applications are now open!
► Please put your character's name and open/closed in the subject line of your starters!
witnesses: (memories are made of this)


[personal profile] witnesses 2016-11-06 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Truth be told, IV abhors the use of weapons. She has rarely had a need for such things when she could easily manipulate and dispatch someone -- or something -- to do the work for her. But sometimes, she's had to make do with crude practices.

And if her encounter with that detective had been any indicator, it's that she isn't particularly met here with open arms. And without the security of her own usual tricks and devices, it seems that she is going to have to resort to more archaic methods if she has any inclination towards self-preservation. There is still so much more to see, and so many interesting people to meet!

More antiquated than she expected, it would appear, when she eventually locates the armory. She has not seen nor heard of most of these things outside of a museum in quite some time, but still regards the sundry selection with interest and fascination.

That interest is transferred to the old man, politely greeting her with a spiked club in hand. Not at all threatened by the presence of such a neat looking toy, IV simply slides her hands up to her hips, canting her posture to the side with curiosity.

"Thinking of going a little medieval today, are we?" IV replies, not hiding the amusement in her voice.
infinite1up: (Confident smiles)

[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-11-06 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"I thought it might be time to try something new," Sato replies cheerily. Not that there's really any option other than the medieval, looking around the armory.

Besides which, Sato's putting together a bit of a collection of small sharp objects, and if he breaks the points off this wicked-looking weapon, that should do nicely.

"Planning on hunting some monsters?" he asks, giving her a quick look-over. Not really the type at first glance, but he's hardly one to judge by appearances.
witnesses: (bang bang i hit the ground)

[personal profile] witnesses 2016-11-06 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Having a taste for knowledge and growth herself, that is logic that IV can get behind. "Seems that I am in a similar boat, then."

She saunters over to one of the shelves, with a display of various swords. Nothing that really strikes her fancy just yet, but maybe something will speak to her.

"Not at all," she answers lightly, running her finger over the edge of a broadsword's blade to test its sharpness. Glancing over her shoulder to Sato, she reveals neither fear nor shock when she adds: "It would seem that someone here would rather me dead."
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-11-07 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
"I thought that kind of thing was unusual here," Sato replies easily, stowing the morning star and checking out a flail on the wall beside it. Just about everybody seems to get along fairly well here in Hadriel as far as he's seen, helping each other out and... it's terribly boring.

So to have another newcomer show up here, clearly with some kind of conflict in mind, is curious. "What happened?" he asks.

witnesses: (i'm walking behind you)

[personal profile] witnesses 2016-11-07 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
"Is it?" She cracks a light sound, like a laugh. "Honestly, I'd have expected it from a human -- they can be so emotional sometimes. But a fellow synthetic?" Another laugh. "Joke's on me, I guess!"

Though it's no joking matter, IV seems to bear no hesitation towards treating it as such. She has already eluded the detective at Hope's temple, and she would rather remain fully operational while she enjoys the thrill of a new experience. When you've existed for as long as IV, you come to take in new information as though it were a rich treat.

"In any case, I wish that I could say I was minding my own business, but playing the 'helpless, violated victim' role is boring, wouldn't you agree?" The corner of her lip pulls back, curling. "To tell the truth, I love to push buttons. It tends to get interesting results."

Such as forcing the hand of a goody-goody robot cop on her. Getting people panicked, watching the desperation in their eyes when faced with the threat of a loved one? Who needs 'screens when you can have that?
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[personal profile] infinite1up 2016-11-09 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
There's a lot of interesting information here, and Sato turns to pay a little more attention, considering IV for a moment.

"Never a role I've known anything about," he replies lightly, gracing IV with a smile. "Just what did you say to him to get it that upset? I can't imagine it's an easy thing for, ah, how was it you put it? Synthetics?"
witnesses: (memories are made of this)

[personal profile] witnesses 2016-11-13 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Honesty is the best policy, as they say. It says a lot about a person when they hear the bitter truth over a sweet lie. Already this man's responses are different, more difficult to gauge than Mr. Valentine's. But that makes it all the more fun.

"It could have something to do with the state of affairs involving a certain individual he cares about here, if I had to guess! He didn't seem to like what was being done to her back in our world."

Or the fact that IV is the one doing it.

She shrugs. "Of course, given that we all seem to come from a different time and place, there isn't much that can be done. People get emotional when they feel helpless to influence an outcome. They lash out. Even some synthetics."