[It's been a couple weeks since Soma, Satsuki and Ana agreed to have this little mutual demonstration. It took them that long to decide on a venue - after all, when you're expecting to be throwing around lightning, fireballs, and the like, it's best not to have too many breakable or flammable things about - like buildings, or trees, or people. In the end, Soma had to suggest the courtyard of Dracula's castle. It was all stonework, there was nothing that couldn't take a hit or twenty nearby, and... well, to be blunt he didn't care if something got broken in the process. The castle could repair itself, after all. His one qualm was about letting Dracula get a look at either Satsuki or Anastasia's abilities - but there was little choice. The three of them cutting loose anywhere else, even in a place like Holodeck'd, would just have been asking for trouble.]

[Even so, Soma isn't a fool. Needlessly antagonizing Vlad by wrecking his castle was something he'd rather save for a special occasion - so there's a barrier circle etched around most of the courtyard, awaiting activation. There were other preparations, as well - a refreshments table tended by a Waiter Skeleton and a Persephone, an observation gallery erected near the table, and a few other things to make life a little easier. Or at least less likely to end.]
 
 
06 October 2017 @ 05:26 pm
[The video stream comes on and a new face appears. It seems that there are a lot of new people around as of late, but she's not exactly new. She's finally gotten enough strength to actually be able to move around fairly normally and of course there was the issue with her husband.]

I think I finally understand this contraption.

[That was mostly said to herself. Someone's had to explain the devices to her and she's been intrigued with them for a long time.]

Hello. I am Lisa Tepes, and I want to apologize about the commotion that my husband caused upon my first arrival.

I did not know what had happened after...[She pauses, unsure of how to phrase things.] after I was captured by the church and how it had changed him.

[She sighs a bit.]

I'm afraid that I am not able to venture too far from the castle at the moment, but I do want to learn more about this place and how science has advanced since Targoviste.

[She gives another smile and ends the feed.


[Action, later on]

[Lisa is still using a cane to help her get around, but she's moving a lot better than she was upon first arrival. She's working on figuring out the lay of the land outside the castle in the Everglade.

She wasn't alone though. Annoyingly enough what appears to be a large wolf can be seen some distance behind her as if stalking easy pray. It doesn't come closer to her, no matter how many stops she makes to look at a plant or something else. Lisa knows its there and she's rather annoyed.

She sighs after a short while and turns to the creature.
]

I am perfectly safe out here. I'm not far from the castle. GO HOME.

[Yes, she's ordering around a warg that's almost as tall as she is.]
 
 
04 October 2017 @ 11:08 am
[The woman that appears on the screen appears frustrated, her hair red and shorn close to her scalp and her lilac dress half-damp from momentary unsteadiness in the bay. There are dark, damp splotches up the front of it. Regardless, she carries herself like some kind of royalty]

I am Medusa.

[Her speech is measured, but it almost feels like she might be trying to be more personable. It just isn't going well. It would help, potentially, if she were smiling, but she doesn't have it in her today.]

Since this is my only method of communication at this time, I wanted to make my presence known. [She takes a deep breath, expression still fixed.]

I'm sure that given everything I have seen so far you have heard this before, but this is not a good time. No offense meant, of course, to our hosts.

[Oh, it was meant.]

If anyone happens to see an oversized bulldog, please let me know. I need to get home.
 
 
03 October 2017 @ 11:32 pm
[Video]

[This isn't the most normal visual as Flandre actually has decided to show herself.]

Um...Is there any one who knows what to do or give someone when you want to say 'Sorry but it had to be done'? I mean...Nothing serious and all but..kinda want to at least show this?

[Gee..wonder what this was about?]

[Action]

[Flandre is out and about the hallways of Castlevania in pure curiosity. Before now she'd kept to very specific parts but now there was a surge of courage to see what all she could find. It's energetic but still slightly sluggish as she'd been pushing how far she could go without eating just due to her feeling really horrible about what happened. That and her almost never sleeping thing.

From time to time she'll stop and just sit in a random room, looking about curiously or even dozing off and napping either on a chair or just out of the way against a wall.

Even then- she's curious about anything and everything, probably running into minions left and right and darting away before they can respond.
]
 
 
24 September 2017 @ 10:36 am
[In the dead of night, a caped vigilante finds himself staring at a hologram of a female explaining why he was in this "Genessia."]

He hissed and narrowed his fiery eyes."

"So I wasssss... kidnapped."
 
 
09 September 2017 @ 02:39 am
[Who]: Anastasia and YOU. red shirts need not attend
[Where]: Holodeck'd, space adventure program.
[When]: Morning
[Warnings]: Womulans! *jazz hands*

[It was probably as good a time as any. After having learned the uses of the Holodeck'd, Anastasia made arrangements to play in it. Seeing her future or reliving her past was out of the question, so she chose a program that fascinated her people. The concept of space travel.

Of course, what kind of a brat would she be if she didn't dress up for the playtime? Anastasia was dressed in a little metallic purple dress with matching knee-high boots as she entered Holodeck'd and started the program.

Finding herself now in a realistic futuristic bridge of a ship sailing silently with panoramic view of a endless black void dotted with shimmering stars and massive planets.

The young lady smiled brightly in childlike wonder, watching one gas giant on the left side of the space ship come into view, slowly get larger until it was unfathomably huge, then shrink back into the distance. Then she looked ahead and saw one of the rocky moons dead in front. She was on a collision course.

Anastasia checked the helm station having absolutely no idea how to steer this space boat. It was just a wild guess to run her hand over the panel, then feeling the ship tilt to the left and narrowly miss the moon. She sighed in relief and put the ship back on its original course; Adventure.

Of course, every cute space ship captain needs some crew to help her out. Who is brave enough to join her for adventure? You can be with her at the start, or join her later exploring planets.]</small>

Alien World 1 )

Alien World 2 )

PIRATES! IN! SPACE! )

Alien World 3 )

Alien World 4 )
 
 
07 September 2017 @ 11:48 am
[Video/Action]

[Thanks to a certain someone who released the dogs, one cat remained perched up a tree somewhere in Nova City or Genessia. Her cellphone dropped right side up and was with the pack of jumping and barking dogs. The dogs continued to bark up the tree. They don't plan to leave this cat alone.

Then suddenly, a bark was returned, from the cat. Blair barked back. This was looking like a barking contest, maybe.]
 
 
13 August 2017 @ 02:09 pm
text  
Scenario: your culinary arts students are looking at you like you're dinner. (You got licked.)

Suggestions?
 
 
12 August 2017 @ 06:23 am
Who: Castlevania crew (Dracula, Lisa, Alucard, Remilia, Flandre, Patchy, Sakuya, Soma)
What: Plot conclusion for the Rain of Blood event
When: Backdated very slightly to August 9 (5 days after the initial rain)
Where: Castlevania subarch, possibly spilling into Everglade
Why: Because Dracula is a dick.
Warnings: Language, violence, possible gore, cuddles. ...okay that last one might be a lie.

[There is an area in Castlevania where only its master may go. It's sealed off by a door of black smoke through which not even the most powerful of magics may penetrate, and it leads into the realm of Chaos. A place where monsters orders of magnitude stronger than anything else in the castle roam, and where the spirit of chaos itself resides, whispering its secrets and lies to those it deems worthy of attention.]

[It's been several weeks since Lisa Tepes' arrival set it to whispering in Vlad's ear. During that time, Vlad called down a rain of blood on Everglade, and with it the beginnings of a repeat of Targoviste. Thanks to the guardian of Everglade and her allies, there haven't been any deaths - not yet, at least - but this is just the calm before the storm. The time for talk has passed.]

[The plan, such as it is, is simple: Remilia and Alucard will distract Dracula and defend Lisa while Soma, with the assistance of one of Alucard's familiars, enters the realm of chaos and silences the spirit. Which task is the more dangerous? Who can truly say?]
 
 


After the weeks it took to finish, Ayame's first ever house is ready to open it's golden gate for guests. The groundwork was from the effort of Attleton's hardworking people; but Ayame finished the rest, putting together the floors, the walls, and roofs with nothing but her power. Every door is open for guests to come see every room inside at their own leisure, with the plants at the gardens at full bloom and an open swimming pool in the backyard as the centerpiece of the house. Ayame's Attleton neighbors, and friends in the fashion industry help populate this night of revelry...

The Backyard & Swimming Pool

Directly from the main gate are two large hardwood doors leading to the infinity pool. The roof is yet to be installed along with the walls, so it is for the meantime an outdoor swimming experience and a part of the entire backyard where the party is held. The tea room is yet to be installed, so in it's place is a small platform that acts as a stage for the performers. The bonsai greenhouse is also not built yet as well, allowing for more space in the backyard for guests to use as a patio with the bar, serving up drinks provided by Gale Reinhardt's night clubs After Life and Hangar Queen, including the special cocktails only available in both clubs. Assorted water guns are available for use.

There is a drinking challenge at the bar for anyone over 16. It can be a drinking contest between two or more individuals, with the last person standing is declared the winner. Or it can be a single-player match against the bartender, where he or she provides drinks that gets progressively stronger. If the contestant survives the strongest drink, they win the game. Winners get a prize of a glass trophy of themselves, a commemoratory photo with a certificate of proof that they won, a gift basket of snacks, and bragging rights.

The Dining Area

With it's doors and windows all open, the dining area is temporarily one with the backyard so guests can come and go to sample the Taiwanese feast on display on the dining table and kitchen island. Main dishes include Taiwanese-styled popcorn chicken (marinated with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, five-spice, and white pepper before being fried, making dipping sauces unnecessary), tofu fries, gua bao (pork buns, although available in chicken), black pepper buns (much like the gua bao, only the meat is stuffed inside the bread and is baked in a tandoor), & scallion pancakes (a flaky flatbread treat that comes with just the scallions, or can be used as a wrap for beef and chicken, with the added egg).

Desserts include: Run bing (peanut brittle shavings with scoops of ice cream, wrapped in a spring roll wrapper), red bean & pineapple cakes, finishing off with assorted bubble teas.

There is an eating challenge at the kitchen. Survive eating a full course meal of chicken or lamb curry with Carolina Reapers. Superhumans get an extra helping of the peppers to make it fair as possible. Preparing it requires the cook to wear a gas mask, and even inhaling the aroma of the peppers from a few feet away can cause most people to feel it burn their nose and throat. The contestant must finish the entire meal to win the full prize of a glass trophy of themselves, a t-shirt of proof that they won, a plush toy, and bragging rights. Not finishing only leaves them with participation t-shirt with a gold star that says "I tried".

The Living Spaces

With most of the noise being outside, the inside of the house is fairly quiet in comparison. The living room is still a place where people gather to converse without all the noise or risk getting splashed with water. Upstairs are the bedrooms, which are all open for people to come in and observe, with the two master bedrooms connected by the two-floored walk-in closet displaying all of Ayame's massive collection of clothes, bags, hats, shoes, and accessories. You're welcome to touch them or even try some of them on, but don't expect to vandalize it or leave the room with them without alerting the host. She's very protective of her collection.

Perhaps the quietest place in the house is also the most traditional. The guest portion of the house have tatami rooms both up and downstairs, with the latter having an elevated wooden corridor next to a small garden, providing fresh air to those who want to take a break or have a more private conversation.

 
 
06 August 2017 @ 05:03 am
[A young girl appears on the feed, laying on her belly upon her bed. A sporty uniform was hanging on a closet door behind her. She looked comfy resting her chin on a rolly-polly panda doll.]

Hello, everyone. I had fun cheerleading for Nova City at the games. I hope there will be another Olympic games next year. It was lonely not having anyone else with me, though.

But I'm seeing something weird on the network. Some people are talking like they are not themselves. Is there a bug going around?

And, another question. Can anyone give me an example of "rockin' roll" music?
 
 
03 August 2017 @ 03:33 pm
Video:
[A man with the physique of a Greco-Roman classical statue and  a fashion sense right of the 1980s stares out from everyone's smart phones with keen interest. His face is handsome, sensual even but the features are filled haughtiness and cruelty.]

Hello, I'm DIO. [Yes, that is in all capital letters.] 

Please to meet you, Ladies and Gentlemen of this bizarre new world.  I was rather in the middle of something important.... But perhaps this place has done me a service by taking me away at just the right moment, what with my enemies right on my doorstep.  This truly is a most fascinating place.  One that I, DIO look forward to ruling in due time.  

[He says it so casually.]

I understand that that there are vampires here... If so I'd very much like to meet with you.  You see, I'm one myself of a most unique breed. 


Action: Everglade.

[He easily stands out like a beacon in his flashy yellow, black and green attire as he strolls the near deserted, misty evening streets of the town. This place full of great unease and fear... He'll loves it already. Eventually he'll met someone else out and when he does....]      
 
 
29 July 2017 @ 06:29 pm
[ The video is taken from inside what appears to be a costume shop. It's a rather drab shop compared to her normal masks, but you have to start somewhere. 5000 red bills is not enough to afford her usual ostentatious masks of gold. She's holding a mask to her face, her lips drawn downward in a frown just beneath the rhinestone teeth. ]

Too on the nose.

[ She turns around, her device clearly propped up on a shelf of some kind, perfectly and elaborately coiffed hair and a the back of a gorgeous long sleeved, royal blue dress. She turns around again after a moment, holding up another mask. ]

Would you prefer something cute and harmless, Genessia? [ She quickly lowers her face and places this one on next. ] Or do you prefer a more honest facade?
 
 
[It's been a little over a day since Soma left the hospital in a rush, without telling anyone - not even the nurse on duty. That alone had caused something of an uproar, but it was a thing he wasn't willing to deal with just yet. But that didn't mean he didn't have obligations that were important to him.]

[It's early evening, not that you can tell it in the video. Soma's standing in a marble hallway somewhere, with rather opulent furnishings surrounding him. He looks... well, to be frank he looks shell-shocked.]


Ana. I... I'm sorry about the other day. I didn't know it was that bad. I'm feeling better now, and I have you to thank for that, but... something has come up. I don't know if it's good or bad yet - it has the potential to go either way. I can't leave the castle right now. She's... Lisa's in a bad way. She was badly burned when she arrived.

[He takes a moment to gather himself, to take a deep breath and try to focus.] I don't know how, but she's here. Dracula's wife.
 
 
18 July 2017 @ 10:57 am
It was a tense night for everyone in Castlevania. The gears that lined the castle had begun to chug and churn all through the night while the monsters that roamed the myriad halls were far more skittish and likely to attack anything that moved - even each other. Only a few knew why the change of atmosphere had permeated the place, not even the lord of the castle himself knew for sure. He only sensed something was... off.

As dawn neared and he began preparations to return to his coffin, an imp that he had sent through the halls to seek out the cause of the disturbance saw something. Tucked away in a room that had gone unused for centuries, tended to by Sakuya and Patchouli, was a woman. Even with all the burns covering her body, Dracula would recognize her in a heartbeat. For 324 years, that face had been burned into his mind, and now she was in his castle.

His mind, twisted by the centuries of hate and war, instantly jumped to the most logical conclusion. Someone had created a homunculus in his wife's image and sent it to him in order to manipulate him. Upon this realization, the gears that had settled into a low chugging noise ground to life once more as an unholy roar reverberated through every stone throughout the castle. So loud was the roar that it was audible all throughout Everglade.

It did not last long and as suddenly as it had erupted from the throne of Castlevania, it ended. There were no echoes, no evidence that it had actually happened. Only a deafening silence left in its wake. Those in Castlevania itself would notice a few things. Several rooms seem to have been rearranged at random, making traversing the castle far more difficult, especially in the chambers leading to the throne. The stairs to the chamber housing Vlad's throne had collapsed, and the foyer leading into the throne looked as if some great battle had taken place with smoldering carpets and gashes ripped through the stone walls. Every bit of furniture had been shoved up against the door to the throne room as well serving as a makeshift barricade. The monsters within the structure were also far more aggressive than normal. The undead that had previously just wandered aimlessly without purpose were now roaming in packs, setting up ambushes around dark corners. The werewolves and demons were actively hunting now, lashing out at any who dared walk the halls alone, and plants that had occupied themselves feeding on the frogs and bugs of the caves below the castle now burst up through the cracks in various halls, seeking out more substantial meals.
 
 
02 July 2017 @ 03:52 am
[The worst month of the year is here. The Summer heatwave. Anastasia hates being stuck inside, unable to set foot out of the house because of the traits of her people.


However, after seeing a cute cartoon about penguins, she got an idea.

Dressed in a pure white sundress, complete with a pretty ribbon hat and parasol, she hid in the shade of the apartment door as she had her Glaceon build the foundation for a igloo right there on the lawn, or whatever is in front of the Heavens Court Apartments.

Once it was finished, she used her own Ice and Water magic to help her Glaceon build her igloo into a little ice castle, fit for a snow princess.

The interior was hollow with a ice table and ice chairs for two. It was about 7 feet tall and 13 feet around. The exterior upwards to 10 feet tall and 14 feet around. So now Princess Anastasia took her spot in her ice castle which stuck out like a lit-up sore thumb.]


(Video)

[Anastasia appears on the network, showing off a pretty smile. She was obviously proud of herself.]

I built an ice castle! I didn't know my magic can be used for anything other than destroying. So now I can sit outside and not worry about the heat hurting me.

[She will need Glaceon to help keep it standing, of course.]
 
 
02 July 2017 @ 12:38 am
[Lilith has lived a reasonably long life, in her opinion. So when she had woken up in a pod in a bay a few days ago? She didn't go right ahead to gabbing on the phone she had woken up with and instead focused on getting herself settled.

But sadly, for her, the settling didn't include one important thing. She needed to eat a very unique kind of sustenance and the locals weren't looking good, so she bit the bullet and turned on her phone.]


Hello hello~.

[It's a woman's voice with a sing-songy tone to it, as if she's trying to be very charming. It probably won't work at all on the majority of people here, but a Succubus-Mermaid has gotta give it a try.]

Does any of you fine folks here who are also in the same stitch as me help a poor gal out? I have very... Unique dietary needs and I'm hoping some nice fellows could help me out with that. Please?

[Now, as she waits for any replies? Lilith really hopes there aren't any other magical folks around who are the type to rat her out, those folks are so bothersome.]
 
 
19 June 2017 @ 07:09 am
[The video kicks on to show Anastasia at home, comfortably tucked in bed, curled in a sweet little ball with some of her favourite stuffed animals, such as Pan the Rolly-polly Panda.

She had been taking more naps lately for several reasons, but she was awake to strike up conversation.]


I still feel really tired. I did my art the best I can to help keep a path open for people to get to a safe house...

I know I shouldn't have put myself in danger like that, but I didn't want to be chased away again. I didn't want to cower in a closet.

I hope everyone else came out all right.

[Text to friends:Satsuki, Tony, Gale, Soma, Ayame]

Please let me know if you're all right.
 
 
[First, a beautiful unhappy ending was thwarted and now he's in a new disgustingly bright and happy sun-shiny day. At least he got a pretty-pretty necklace out of this. That makes up for falling asleep in the Shadow Realm and waking up in this happy land.

Not.

Ulric, a big bad wolf, floats above Genessia, taking in its sights with disgust, thinking over what the brochures and the hologram said.]


Genessia... A whole other world from my own. No Brute. No Bruha. No Rascal...

[A sinister Wolfy grin.]

No Glitter Force~

At long last, I can do what I do best. [Ulric produces a peculiar book.]


Genessia! Your picturesque fairy tale is coming to an end-

-as I paint your dreams black!

[Ulric crushes a tube of paint in his hand and smeared the ages with the only black paint. The magic of the book is activated, unleashing a wave that turns Genessia's day in a bleak, full moon night. His magic was re-writing the future to a sad ending.

Black aura appeared around people in the immediate vicinity, wisps of darkness gravitating towards the Book of Sad Endings.]


Every ounce of negative energy turns the Wheel of Doom one more tick, bringing me closer to the day I can revive my master; Nogo, Emperor of Evil!

[But nothing happens. Ulric didn't sense that satisfying tick of doom. In fact, none of the people appear to be incapacitated by hopelessness.]


Hey... What gives? [He flies down to the nearest NPC.]
Why isn't your negative energy turning the wheel of doom?

[The NPC shrugs and continues on with his day.]

Great. What am I supposed to do now?
 
 
[Given any choice at all, Soma would never go to Dracula for anything. There's always a price to pay with him, and it's always something you're going to regret later. Still... this is a problem he cannot solve on his own, and even if another way presents itself, Tepes is the most solid shot he has.]

[He doesn't use the network to contact Vlad. That would leave the chance of someone else finding out about their connection - and though he has told a couple of people, that's information he'd rather doesn't spread too far. No; he's entered the dread castle and ascended to the throne room - this time, oddly, the place seems to welcome him, with a straightforward path (even if it does happen to be infested with things that want him dead). Definitely not what he's used to.]

[Having come this far, though... he has no idea how to actually address the count. How odd is that? How do you actually talk to someone whose memories you have in your own head?]

((OOC: Backdated to before currently active plot))