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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2017-03-15 09:55 am

Event Log: Patron Gods

Who: Everyone participating in the event!
What: The event log for the Patron Gods event!
Where: All around the city
When: March 15th-March 20th
Warnings: The gods choose you! Whether you choose them back is your call.

It's March 15th! Whether or not you've been having a good or a bad week, the gods decided to get together and put all the characters on teams- just like in those gym classes that you always skipped! Whether or not you were the last one picked is up for debate, but until we can figure that particular mystery out, there's another one to mull over... namely, who left that mysterious note in your bedside table/shoe/fishtank? And how did you get a friendship bracelet twined around your wrist?

Regardless, when opened, the letter will say-

'Congratulations! You have been chosen! [God name] thinks you're a great fit for their team! All you have to do is spread their emotion, and you'll get a blessing - and if your team wins, you get the grand prize: one (1) request for each member of the team, no payment required! Or you can band together and request one big thing, it's all up to you! So find your allies, get started, and let's win this thing!'

Whether or not this is for real becomes immediately obvious, as you seem to find yourself yearning to cooperate with your teammates, and maybe feeling a bit competitive toward your foes. Grab a squeaky chicken or a creepy doll or a snowglobe from the shops if you like, and let's get inspiring! Of course, you aren't forced to participate, but have fun telling your teammates that nobody is going to win their wish because you decided to be a stick in the mud.

Go forth and spread joy! Or sorrow, or scare people, or just really piss them off- but whatever you do, try to have fun and build that sense of community! You're going to need it...

► This log covers March 15th-March 20th.
► Feel free to make your own logs as well
► Please tag headers of threads with content warnings where they apply
► Please put your character's name and open/closed in the subject line of your starters!
► If you're just so mad at the gods that you'd rather die than participate, then let us know here!
circumitus: This is drunk and confused... (this is worse than naked and afraid)

Rey | 20th | OTA for Team Sorrow: The Old Bar

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-18 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
While the demolition of the bar that had come with Delight's arrival would have likely elicited emotions of the negative variety, there is an opportunity to be found here. Despite Rey sorely lacking in the competitive edge that was supposed to come with this whole week, memory serves for the better as she seeks a quick alternative.

The dusty old place clearly hasn't been tended to for months when she first investigates. Those who lacked in knowledge or use of the previous bar established by a former city occupant had seemingly lost its purpose when the more lively, more well-stocked successor.

Unlike Delight's establishment, however, this place is quiet in all sense of the word. It could use some music, sure. Some polish here and there. Maybe someone with enough time and boredom to dedicate their energy to such a cause.

Fortunately Rey has both of those things in abundance.

Over the next several hours and a severe lack of sleep, the bar has transformed from a dank, musty and forgotten endeavor to an actual working restaurant. Bottles have been organized, but one will find a dearth in any alcoholic substances.

Mostly because Rey is hoarding those behind the bar, where she has now settled. Dim lights illuminate the facility, drawing attention to it from the outside as a place in working order. Several colored bottles and boxes of fruit logos are kept on shelves or safe in the space under the counter, where the scarce liquor supply is stored. There isn't much in the ways of decoration, save for a series of blue stress balls bearing downcast faces on tables and other random, possibly secret hidden spots.

For those looking to take a load off with snacks and refreshments, there is more in abundance to share. Maybe you're someone Rey knows who's wondering where the hell she's been the last twenty-four hours, and maybe you've made use of the tracking system in their phones.

And for everyone else wishing to drink their sorrows away...

Well, they've come to the perfect place. If they say please.
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-18 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
It had been pure luck that Danse had crossed paths with Rey. Otherwise, he'd have never found his way to the speakeasy.

Seated at the bar itself and nursing a cup of juice, he'd been content to enjoy Rey's quiet company in silence when he suddenly remembers something that Rey should know. Weary eyes look up from his drink.

"Watch out for a man wearing a top hat called Jacob Frye and a skeleton called Sans. Those two deliberately sabotaged our efforts at the library the other day. They might get ideas to disrupt this place next."
circumitus: ...it got messy. (i did a shot of seamonkeys)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-18 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Man in a tophat... Rey muses for a moment when she recalls a particular individual's request to apply a similar hat such as the one he wore on one of the stress balls she was concocting at the time.

And Sans. She knows who that is.

"Long as they don't try to blow this place up, it won't be a problem." Pause, making a duel note. "Any liquor privileges from the hat guy will be revoked, though."

Since she's pretty sure that Sans isn't the type who would drink alcohol. Can he even get drunk? She isn't so curious to waste the resources to find out.
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-19 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
"Fair enough." Danse acknowledges, scowling at his juice before taking another sip. Time to get back to work. He reaches for the clean rag and starts to polish some of the other tables, trying to get some of the shine back into them.

"Thank you for the beverage, Rey. What flavor was it?"
circumitus: I CAN QUIT ANY FUCKING TIME I WANT. (i'm not drunk YOU'RE drunk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
While no strict boss, herself, Rey is grateful to have a little hand in upkeeping this place. Though the work was, in its own way, cathartic, there's no chance she would have finished before the week's end.

Not to say that she's only thinking that far ahead, but... Well, no, she hasn't thought that far ahead. What the hell is she doing?

"No idea," she admits, then muses. "Think a berry of some sort. It was pretty blue."

Sorry, Danse. That's all she's got.
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-20 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
"That makes sense, I suppose. None of the fruits in the orchard are recognizable either."

There is something calming about having something to do. Something to contribute that he wouldn't muck up in one form or another. And the repetitive motions give him an outlet for his frustrations at how the week has turned out for him, and eventually even his motions grow less angry.

"I'll help out here whenever I can, but I'll need to head back to the library soon." Honestly, he sorely needed the break from this competition. He's sick and tired of being an emotional punching bag.
circumitus: I CAN QUIT ANY FUCKING TIME I WANT. (i'm not drunk YOU'RE drunk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Having a routine is important. If it's one thing that Rey can sympathize with any soldier, it's that. Sometimes, all you need is a pattern to keep you from going completely insane. Because soldiers also aren't very well renown for their emotional stability.

"Sure thing. Thanks for the help. Not sure if this is going to be a permanent thing or just a thing until Delight's bar can get back in working order, but appreciate it."

Working around liquor doesn't sound so harrowing to Rey. It's a distraction; something else to do, and she doesn't have a bad habit with the stuff.

Clearly a match made in heaven, right?
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-20 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
"You're welcome. And thank you for letting me help; I needed something else to do that wasn't revolved around this competition. The sooner it's over, the better."

One clean wipe, and that's the last of the tables. Some of the chairs could use a bit of additional shine, so Danse gets started on them while continuing the small talk. He's normally OK with silence...but silence can't distract him from what happened in the Silent Hill zone.

"How long does it normally take for the gods to bring back buildings?"
circumitus: This is drunk and confused... (this is worse than naked and afraid)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Never mind the fact that this is, in her own way, taking a small part in the aforementioned competition, Danse doesn't need to know about that. The fact that he seems pretty adverse to the liquor in general makes it a moot point in his case, anyway.

"It can take a few days. Was able to get Tranquility to fix the Guard HQ just by killing a few monsters for him. Delight will probably need something similar."

She glances to the non-alcoholic bottles, opening one before taking a brief whiff of the sweet scent of its contents.

Wonder what it's going to take to convince Sorrow to upgrade this place...
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-20 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
"...I don't quite know what to make of her just yet. It's naive and maybe ill-fitting, since the gods don't seem to share the same level of grief when the people have suffered. But in some small way I sympathize with her. Whether her intentions were completely sincere, she did still set up that bar for the city's use."

And someone blew it up just to make people mad. Danse didn't even go to the bar, but he was still mad. Danse can feel that itch to win, just as everyone does. But it's really just an itch. It's not an over-powering need to do so that would justify such extreme measures.

"Whoever the culprit is, they've taken it too far. I saw that explosion from Sorrow's orchard. Those flames could have spelled bad trouble for the city."
circumitus: ...it got messy. (i did a shot of seamonkeys)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Feel bad for her sometimes. Of all the gods, she seems to have a pretty rough time."

Since there aren't a whole lot of happy people to go around. It doesn't help that Delight still gets her share of the backlash due to her siblings' actions.

Rey scoffs. "Wouldn't have been the first time. Fireflies nearly burnt down the city some time ago. It was shit."

Understatement of the Year.
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-20 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
"...Are you referring to firefly monsters that deliberately tried to kill people, or the fireflies that Delight sent out that were supposed to spread cheer?"

Hadriel, how did you go from fuzzy fireflies to actual flames.
circumitus: even drones can fly away.... the queen is their slave... (chill out big head)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
"The former. They came in through the Door with the other arrivals at that time. Think even Delight would have known better than to assume people would be cheerful about that."

Not that Rey minded it back then. She'd much rather have been dealing with literal fireflies than the joyous, emotions-manipulating insects. But her priorities might have been a little off.
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-20 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
"That's a relief."

At least Delight knows better than to enable the delight of those who might like to see the city burn.

Dsnse moves on to the counter, giving it one last spruce up. "I had been thinking of speaking to Delight to learn more of her motivations, but with the destruction of the bar, I'm not sure she would entertain any visitors right now."
circumitus: I CAN QUIT ANY FUCKING TIME I WANT. (i'm not drunk YOU'RE drunk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
Rey snorts ever-so-ladylike and waves a hand, dismissing Danse's concerns.

"Technically speaking, they're the ones who asked for this when they arranged this whole competition. If anyone is to blame for what happened to their bar, it's her siblings."

Though that might be giving the gods too much credit in their ability to see reason, but Delight never struck her as the type who would lash out.
manofmettle: (Know your enemy)

[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-20 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Danse looks up and listens, but he isn't too convinced that the gods were asking for it.

"The inclination to win isn't so strong that we're robbed of reason and choice. But maybe it could be different for Rage's team. One of them was completely livid on the network the other day. Even if she was trying to make me angry, her temper ran hot enough that she threw rotten eggs and paint at me."

Danse has not had a good week.
circumitus: (goddammit you're a loose cannon)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
The levity in Rey's tone and expression drains pretty fast.

"Rage's influence is definitely one of the more difficult ones to resist. It might not help that there are plenty of angry people here already."

Rey herself having been one of them. She still doesn't much appreciate the time Rage made everyone inclined to kill one another. Rey especially was not okay with being used to nearly murder a girl in cold blood.
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-20 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
The change in Rey is abrupt enough to suggest that Rey has some personal experience with Rage. Danse wisely errs on the side of caution to drop the argument.

"There's plenty to be angry about here," he concedes. At any rate, Rey's certainly gives him pause for thought, and to reconsider his first impression of that blonde woman that insulted him in front of Tranquillity's temple.

"Do you think Delight would hold Rage somewhat accountable for the destruction of her bar?"
circumitus: I CAN QUIT ANY FUCKING TIME I WANT. (i'm not drunk YOU'RE drunk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-21 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
There's no arguing that. Rey had enough anger towards Rage herself after just the one incident. No doubt she'd enjoyed that.

"Probably, but doubt they would take it out on each other after all the time and effort taken for their revival."

No. They get to be the convenient pawns in the middle of their little family feud.
Edited 2017-03-21 02:21 (UTC)
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-21 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
"Makes sense. It's taking Hope quite awhile to prepare for Love's arrival. He probably won't have enough power for awhile to revive anymore of them."

The counter is finished. Danse rubs hard on the final spot to get it out, but no matter how hard he scrubs its not going anywhere.

"I'm afraid that's the best I can do. Is there anything else I can assist with?"
circumitus: Legit 2 miles, and purchased 7 half gallons. One for each of us. Intense. (we walked 2 miles)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-24 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
"It usually takes a few weeks, for whatever reason. Hope takes his sweet time."

For better or for worse. Rey is not particularly wild about Love's revival, and the more distractions she can find to keep her mind off the inevitable, the better.

"Should be fine for now." She pauses. "You want a drink? A real one -- not juice."

Sorry, Danse. She does not know.
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[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-24 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
Danse doesn't hold it against her. In fact, he simply waves his hand in a casual "no" and shakes his head.

"It's not to say that I don't appreciate the gesture. In better times I would have said yes. Right now though, I'm not in the best state to be consuming alcohol. Lately I've been...reminded of certain events of my past."

He looks down at the cup of juice. He wonders what Rey would think of him for admitting this particular weakness of his? A person so flimsy that even a hallucination could drive him into a drunk-stupor if alcohol was in easy reach.

"I have not always been responsible when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages, especially when I am emotionally compromised. I'd rather not dwell on those times or risk them again."

When Cutler died, Danse had sought refuge in bottle after bottle. Locking himself in his quarters while he drank and mourned and grieved and drank, as if the burning in his throat and the fog on his mind could distract him from the truth of his best friend's death. It did not befit a Paladin to drown himself in booze, and on a personal level Danse would never condone that kind of behavior in any Brotherhood soldier. His hypocrisy only steered him deeper into the depths of sorrow and humiliation. He had fit the stereotype of a traumatized soldier to a T, and even till today he's still ashamed of how he had coped with Cutler's death.

So. Never again.
Edited 2017-03-24 03:55 (UTC)
circumitus: its people like u that make people like me go to rehab. he has a lazy eye for christ sakes. (your girlfriend is a south jersey whore)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-25 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Likewise, Rey does not hold Danse's so-called 'weakness' against him. It's a symptom that isn't too uncommon among veterans who have seen their fair share of shit. Hell, it'd be more worrisome if he didn't have some baggage or two to carry around here. Shows that he actually gives a damn.

She hesitates, holding that thought for a moment before she pulls up a glass of her own, and proceeds to fill it with a different sort of non-alcoholic drink. Not just for Danse's sake, but for her own as well. While the taste does not bother her (actually, she has grown rather fond of it), she is not inclined to revel in the amount it takes to get her effectively inebriated.

"That's probably smart," she notes, taking a test sip of her drink. It seems safe. A little something left behind on the shelves here from before their arrival. She can't place the flavor, but it's not always easy for her to when she still hasn't sampled many varieties out there. Then, she nods, lowering the glass to the counter. "Am not the most responsible drunk, either. Punched Nick's eye out. Broke my brother's nose once. Blacked out a few times."

Some people might have died, though she can't remember and she never bothered to ask for the details of the 'Machete Incident', as her brother had so affectionately dubbed. After fixing his face, that is.

When she isn't three sheets to the wind on the floor making suggestions of adding chainsaw feet to her roommate, she's more fighty than usual after a bottle or two. And it does take about that much to get there.
manofmettle: (Know your enemy)

[personal profile] manofmettle 2017-03-25 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Isn't that a funny coincidence? Both him and Rey have knocked out Nick's optical functions. He might've even cracked a dark joke about it...but no. No one's proud of their drunken fights and shenanigans. Rey's sharing something personal with him to empathise, and he respects her too much to be distasteful about it anyway.

"Thank you for understanding." Danse raises his cup of juice at her direction. "That being said, we still need to celebrate the start of your new enterprise. I wouldn't be opposed to a responsible drinking session with you after all this is over." And with that, he downs the rest of his juice, setting the cup firmly down on the counter.
circumitus: I CAN QUIT ANY FUCKING TIME I WANT. (i'm not drunk YOU'RE drunk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-25 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
It would be funny if Nick was someone who had been asking for it. As it was, both times ended with Rey having to put her roommate's optical functions back in their rightful place. Still, she had a feeling that Danse wouldn't care.

"Sounds like a plan. Know a couple people who'd might be offended if they weren't invited, though."

Firo and Bianca specifically come to mind.

A party of sorts could be what they need. And what Delight also needs, after losing her own bar.
Edited 2017-03-25 19:45 (UTC)