To halosphere and cattygabriel : Shall we have Raphael and Aziraphale talk some sense into Gabriel? >) I was thinking that would be an excellent dynamic, especially if we wait a bit for Aziraphale to sort his own stuff out with Crowley. Because something like...
Gabriel: I think I'm in love with Michael?
Aziraphale: Oh, love is the greatest force in the Universe, I've never been happier than I am now that I am in love <3
Raphael: NO, love gets you eaten by hellhounds!!!
It's up to you, ladies.
I'm just posting this here instead of contacting you both via email because my email *glare* is throwing a hissy fit, again.
Just in case I missed the memo - is Brie's Belial a continuation of the old Belial, or are they completely different? I.E., is the one that just waltzed into the Manor the same one who gave Aziraphale mousse when he first arrived?
Sorry, I just needed clarification ^^;
After months, nearly a year, we have ended the Dreamstone plot!
I'm just going to thank everyone. xD Ricky, our mod, pushed us to finish it by the deadline. Chris, aka Dream, originally conceived of the plot and without him we wouldn't have been able to wrap it up the way we did. It was epic. <3 Yubi, aka Trilby and Baraq, was AMAZING, full of ideas, and her spells were awesome. Fox helped us with the initial ideas and NPCed Drugs. And all our wonderful players - Jen (Michael and Aziraphale), TaoChris (Rose), Rhaeii (Raphael), Dan (Joe Dawson) and, basically, all of you, amazed me with your chilling, well-written nightmares.
I got to make people's deepest fears manifest as Primoris, the first nightmare, and I can't pretend that hasn't been fun. xD
So here's to the end of our first plot, and to many more! *opens champagne and throws confetti*
Just to say that as discussed with norseloki Daniel is making a return to the manor now he can access the dreaming to look for Primoris and finish things. Essentially it means that if nothing else has progressed he can godstrike the plot into submission.
I've set him up as arriving shortly before dawn because I reckon that for dramatic purposes the nightmare being banished by Dawn's first beams of light is dramatically cool. Ok, not actually by but you know, metaphors and symbolism and stuff. Especially since 1st may is I believe the beginning of the pagan year when the earth is reborn, etc.
My two thoughts on how this can link with Trilby's banishing is either Trilby does it when Daniel is fighting Primoris and banishes him while the two are distracted or daniel comes in on Trilby trying to do the banishing and gives him an oomph (soul?).
Mainly though this post isn't meant to stop stuff from happening earlier in the night but a good bit of parallellism is probably needed to hit the deadline.
Just in case some still have not heard - the dreamstone plot is going to close on 1 July AT THE LATEST. As I said before, I'm not well able to deal with the kind of chaos plot this is, where no one knows where things are even going or how to resolve the problem in the end. I appreciate that things are moving now, but no matter how well they are moving I'm not going to add any grace periods or whatever to the deadline I set. Otherwise I would see myself forced to drop the game, because quite honestly, that bit of open chaos at the back of my mind that I can no longer ignore since I'm now forced by the law of my country to read every single posting made, is starting to affect my real life work. Which is NOT acceptable. So it's nice you're being all fancy and stuff, but keep in mind it's going to end in a week.
If you haven't finished that plot before then, the first thing I will do when getting up on 1 July is close that plot.
Also, Loki is not going to take part in any dreamstone threads, same as until now. To my knowledge, participation in that plot has never been mandatory. I personally will be happy about every character that does NOT draw things out.
Yes, I should've refused to take over while that plot was still open. I thought I'd be able to handle it, I was wrong. Sorry for that. So I suggest you don't make the closing bits so elaborate that they can't be resolved by that date.
Second order of business, as of May 1st the nightmares have broken out. It's midnight, and
I am informed that we are on a deadline for this plot, so, ideally, I'm going to need someone (Matthew? Gabriel? Some culmination of events with other characters?) to set Trilby up for the banishing spell. (See this post for one of the last brainstormy threads on the plot.)
So I considered e-mailing Fox and just saying "Sorry, I can't do this any more" but thougth I'd at least try to get my mojo back a bit...
So does anybody feel like having a chat with Adam? There are plenty of people I've not spoken to yet I think or any of the people he has.
I'm happy with anything from "So, you're the anti-christ" conversations to simple "hey kid, what you doing round here?"
So yeah, anybody interested?
Primoris is planning to pull down the walls between his Dreaming and the Manor soon, to allow for everyone's nightmares to cross over. To factor Trilby's spell into that... I kind of picture Trilby doing the spell, and causing the walls to weaken. Primoris would be surprised but shrug and go ahead with the plan sooner rather than later.
As for defeating him... I was thinking that while the characters try to overcome their fears, Primoris is so focused on terrifying them and feeding on their fear that he grows lax about security. And as Gabriel has already conveyed all he knows to Daniel, and as I think such an event - dreams spilling over to the waking world, even in the sundered Dreaming - would attract Daniel's attention, I picture a climactic showdown between Primoris and Daniel.
Another heads-up -- once I'm done with some of the threads I'm in, or at least caught up with them, Trilby will be casting the spell on the 23rd ingame, unless someone feels like doing something on that day. Even then, he'll be casting it in the evening, so whatever you want to do can be done in the morning or afternoon.
(Mainly I picked that day because I like the date. 23/4. What? Dates are important in his canon...)
EDIT: Oh, this thread is still open for people to come bug Mister Robie.
Just a bit of a public service announcement. I've been a bit tardy at doing anything with this game for a while. I've been very short of time and getting a bit stressed out by things. I've just posted into the Rose/Adam nightmare thread and still need to do a Daniel/Gabriel thread. I'm on holiday next week and I am not intending to start diving into other threads until after that. Even then I'm likely to be tryign to avoid the big threads and go for more one on one type stuff since I don't have the time to follow big threads.
If anybody does want to do stuff then Rose has proved that e-mailing me and poking me seems to work wonders..
Gabiel - A new post set in the dreaming will be forthcoming soon. I'd written a nice big intro post setting the scene but then internet explorer being a pile of **** chewed it up and threw it in the bin leaving me with 17 words of it. I'll try to write a new one tomorrow or something.
So in summary sorry to anybody who has been expecting me to be more pro-active. Luckily I know you can all cope when I'm not watching so its all ok. ;-)
I need some input on this one.
For whatever reason (which I really don't feel like going into now) War is still stuck in a fighting stance at the beginning of the thread while everything has moved on around her. I didn't manage to reply to comments directed at her before everything else swept on and now I'm not sure how to extract her.
Yes, I know according to the rules I should just pick up where I left off and post right at the end, but if I post right at the end now in response to stuff much further up it will not make any sense, and won't account for the fact that everyone else has done stuff around her.
The problem with this? War doesn't get geared up for a fight, issue a challenge and then go "oh, actually I can't be bothered". I wanted her to meet people, and she sort of has, but sort of not. Anyway, she's stuck there, and I have no idea how to get her out, or indeed how to handle meeting any of the people she's sort-of met there. There's too many posts to pretend she wasn't there at all, but I don't know what else to do*.
So, basically, any ideas are very welcome. If I'm totally honest, I feel stuck in the game now because she's stuck in this impossible position and I don't know how to get her out or how to then play her going forward, depending how I get her out.
*The best I've got is her waiting for someone to fight her, and then rolling her eyes (actually or metaphorically) and giving up when they all end up fighting/being inside (assuming that is where everyone ends up - I'm finding it a little hard to tell from the thread). That's not great, though, and doesn't get over the meeting/not-meeting issue.
Meet your housemates+
(yes, the + is really in the poster he made. Because he wanted a BIT of religion in there so he didn't get smote ^_^0)
(also, I thought there was a ballroom, but if there's not I can definitely change the location, teehee)
After that you’ll be free to post threads dated up to May 5th. If you’re still planning a nightmare thread, please put it into this time period as sometime soon after that Trilby will accidentally cause the Dreaming bubble to rip and merge with the waking world.
Brie, this is also the deadline for Gabriel to collect his allies!
After that the endgame starts. All threads with nightmares walking the manor go into the time period after that. The men who tried to kill Rose's pack, Matael/Mathim, the Welder (the guy from Trilby's nightmare) Angel Lucifer, Michael and Gabriel’s fear and some arrogant Norse gods who despise Loki will be around – maybe also Loki’s pink wombat.
Brie – What is Primoris’ worst nightmare? Yubi suggested using it to fell him in an ironic way. Does that give you any ideas?
Yubi – If we go with Trilby defeating the weakened Primoris is he more likely to be able to banish or bind Primoris? He can get instructions how to adapt the spell via Matthew and Daniel.
Everybody – Any further additions to the list of nightmares walking the manor?
Proposed: Weakening Primoris
by turning and fighting the dreams (Can dreams be hurt/killed this way?) or
by taking control of your dreams (To be honest, I'm not overly fond of this one. It makes it look like Primoris never had any real power.) or
by the nightmares themselves becoming more independent through being in the physical world and Primoris struggling to keep control or
by attacking the Dreaming bubble or
by using his own fears against him
Everybody (especially Daniel) - Pros and cons for these?
Speaking of that thread, Aziraphale would really like to both apologize to Rose for making a mess of the lobby, but also ask for her decorating savvy. Although that's easy to avoid if necessary, but would roseheerkens like to join that thread?
I wouldn't be opposed to them finding tears in the fabric of the dreaming, even if they don't recognize it for what it is, as foreshadowing; then Primoris could pull the plug on the dream for... some reason or other? Because they're too aware/not being amusing anymore/something.
I've not been part of the dreamstone plot up to now, and I also have not kept up to date with the planning thread. Since I'm now going to have to take it over from Fox for a little while, I'll need more of an idea of where we're actually going. As a matter of fact, Fox is the only one in the mod team who really knows where that plot is currently going. So please
1) Stop replying to the dreamstone plot thread or, if you do, be aware that we're not going to read it.
2) Sum up the plans that you have up to now and send them to me by email. Muri and I will go through them and get back to you when we have an idea of what's actually being planned.
3) One of us will then open some new threads for discussion of the details.
I hope that's the fastest way of making the two of us familiar with where the plot is going and help us figure out what we still need.
I'd like to thank you in advance for making this work!