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Dec. 14th, 2014


[info]kiseki_mods

action || open to all



For centuries, the three worlds – Heaven, Hell, and the Otherworld – have been separated, often at war, sometimes in stilted tension waiting for the next war, but never, truly, in harmony. Thankfully, between the three worlds, there is a neutral ground – the Bridge Between Worlds. The purpose of the bridge is to be a connection point for all three worlds, in which peace treaties can be negotiated and signed on a neutral platform without having to invite potential enemies into one’s own realm.

For the first time in decades, the Bridge is being opened and the three worlds are meeting – and everyone is waiting in anticipation for that moment. The barriers between the worlds have slowly weakened over the years, making it easy for demons, otherworlders, and angels to drift between the worlds if they so choose (and some certainly have), when means of communication through magically-connected journals no longer seems enough. In addition to this, there have historically been long, grueling wars between the worlds that have only recently started to wane in intensity. With this weakening of the borders over the decades and the long war, the need to reach agreement between the worlds couldn’t be stronger, and sorting out those differences is goal number one.

… Or so it might seem. Because there are rumors that Hell isn’t as on board for peace as the other two worlds are. In fact, there are whispers that the Demon Queen has perhaps had her hand in disruptions. There’s no way to prove this, and certainly anyone to suggest as much would unleash another decade of war. Still, things are tentative and tenuous between the three worlds, and the success of the bridge meeting is imperative.

Still, such rumors give light to a truth – things are tense between the worlds, and not even the entire worlds are in agreement. There are rumors, too, that the two Otherworld rulers are in disagreement about how to proceed with respect to the other two worlds – one wishes for connection, the other for isolation.

And while things may seem good and peaceful in Heaven, perhaps not everything is as it seems there. Heaven is very powerful, and very populated – more and more angels are being born every day, and there are stirrings within the Otherworld and Hell wondering if Heaven is truly as good as it seems, if they aren’t planning some form of invasion themselves with their gathering numbers, their protection of their barriers, their secretive insistence on peace. Perhaps there’s something more selfish hidden behind the guise of kindness and compassion.

But things aren’t going smoothly already. With random attacks happening every day across the worlds, things are more and more uncertain – and there’s no telling what will happen at the bridge meeting, or even if everyone truly wants peace.

And it’s no good to go into negotiations feeling as if you’ve been pushed to be there, after all… The Bridge Meeting is only a few days away and, regardless of one’s position on it, there is a quiver of anticipation – the opportunity for peace or, perhaps, for the opportunity to meet others who have, until now, been separated from one another.


[ooc: Please check back with the info & plotting for the event if need be, and if you want a list of where everyone is, check this thread. Please note that this event is a full AU, meaning that your character has no knowledge of Miracle Country or any details from their old life. This post is purely for characters to interact within their world – the bridge will appear in a few days time with a new log; characters can move between worlds, but it’s difficult to do so at this time, emphasizing communication through journals or through messages sent through Korra & Aang, and interaction with one’s own co-worlders. Each of the three worlds has its own individual thread.]

Dec. 5th, 2014


[info]avecmerci

Video, open to action

[There's an accidental video of Esmeralda's face, still with the same half-smile half-grimace it's been sporting since her conversation with the WC ladies.]

Hm. Cute.

[She flips open her journal to doodle a butterfly. And then a flower. C:]

What do you say, Djali? Is that enough "writing to our friends"? [Baa.] I think so, too.

[Urgh, but she really is going to have to talk to a supposedly magical book? About her supposed kidnapping?]

...Someone's got nerve, that's for sure. Not to mention a nice supply of smoke and mirrors. I might even be impressed, if you're not careful. Oh, or is this the secret back room of the cathedral? Someone like me wouldn't know, right? [Not exactly a regular church-goer, is she.] Who knows, maybe "the way to the Heavenly Kingdom is through the church" was always more literal than I thought. Wouldn't that be unexpected.

[Cocks an eyebrow at the journal, that same unamused half-smile back in place.]

There! I've talked. You can't go to all these lengths to promise me conversation and then not deliver. [Let her out of here, you jerk.]

[OOC: Esmeralda most likely doesn't know how to read. If your character responds with text, please let me know somewhere in the comment?]

Dec. 3rd, 2014


[info]kiseki_mods

action || open to everyone



[In the spirit of obnoxiously early holiday decorations, Kiseki is getting an early winter! That's right, days are shorter, nights are cold, and snow is starting to fall every day. The lake has yet to freeze over, but it's definitely not suitable for jumping in anymore (sorry, Haru), and the overall scenario is clearly fitting of the season, with most trees finally losing their last leaves (save for that one sakura exception, as usual). Even the native Kisekians are looking the part, now dressed for a colder climate.

Some of the shopping district areas have began to be decorated, even, while others might be offering sales on things like warmer clothes, thick blankets, or comfort foods such as cocoa. They might notice that many of these clothes have feather patterns on them, although for anyone who's spent a long time in Kiseki, feathered-themed things shouldn't seem too out of place...]

[Oddities aside, winter is here! Stock up on comfy socks, get your coziest blankets out, and start planning out awkward family dinners! You might not have a chance to do it later on, afterall.]

Nov. 23rd, 2014


[info]returnedfeather

001 ❀ Action | open to all

[Today, perhaps you're traveling from the main island to check out one of the outer islands - there's one island in particular, the wings island, is suddenly seeming more inviting than usual. Perhaps you feel a strange urge to visit the island with the wings, to walk along the sand, to stand at the reservoir and stare down into the water.

It's one of those weeks in which the outer islands have moved close enough to join the main island, so it's a simple enough walk - no trains required today - and if you stand near enough and just let the wind brush through your hair, you might feel the slightest kiss of sand traveling across the two islands, inviting you closer.

And as you get closer to that island, closer to those ruins, you might start to feel the effects of that island, as well - thinking of your family, of your friends, of all those who are precious and important to you... and suddenly, that bond you share feels like the only thing you can think of.

And in response to a recent arrival, it seems there are sakura petals falling everywhere you look. Not a lot, just enough to spark that memory - of someone familiar, of someone important, perhaps... or perhaps no one at all.

CW: brief description of water )


[[ooc: please feel free to use this as a mingle - Sakura's actual intro will be the first comment to this entry, should you wish to interact with her specifically.]]

Nov. 10th, 2014

[info]spiritjourneys

video & action

[ Three years. Jinora hasn't seen Miracle Country in three years. She'd completely forgotten until she appeared in the Welcome Center again. The names and faces started surfacing. Her stomach twists unpleasantly. It's been three years for her, but how long has it been for them? Are they even still here or does she have to start over? Jinora takes a deep, calming breath. Things back home weren't great, but they could wait now that she's sure that time does in fact stop for her. ]

[ So she faces the matter at hand and addresses the network yet again, this time three years older and an Airbending master. But, like before, she's sitting in front of the cherry blossom tree in Sakura Park. ]


Hello [a slight smile] again. I'm sorry if I worried anyone. It's been three years for me, but I think it's only been a few days here. Time in Miracle Country isn't very straightforward.

If you've never met me, my name is Jinora. If you have, I'd really like to hear from you.

[ She turns off the video and leans against the tree, waiting for replies or maybe even visitors. ]

Nov. 4th, 2014


[info]unluckyflower

100 ❀ Video/Action



[Anyone passing by the candy shop today or glancing at their journal will see Himawari outside the candy shop's front door, holding a little tray of little baskets, all full of little candy-coated chocolates, and sparkling at anyone who may be passing by]

Free samples! Today only - try our new recipes and flavors!

[Over the past seven years, this day has usually been one for melancholy or thoughtfulness, considering it marks another year in Kiseki, but this year, Himawari is determined to face it with more cheerfulness and happiness than previous years. Dare she even think maybe with a kind of hopefulness? Regardless, her good mood doesn't seem faked for once.]

Free samples for everyone today to mark the candy shop's anniversary! [It's not the exact day for the shop, of course, but she's long since forgotten the day she got the job here - or the day she inherited the shop from Kakei and Saiga. So today works as well as any]

The candy shop has been around for almost seven years now, so I just wanted to do my part to thank everyone for your continued support and business over the years - to both old and new customers. Thank you very much! Shizuka-kun, Lancelot-san, and I are all incredibly thankful!

And if you like the candies, please consider returning and buying all our different lines of candy!



[Of course, anyone who actually does take the candy samples from her will find themselves, a short time later, undergoing some strange side-effects, ones that no one might necessarily expect, least of all Himawari. Suddenly, her good mood (and lack of good luck) seems to be spreading to others around - and everyone's suddenly just a little bit lovestruck.]

[The effects of the candy will last for as long as half of an hour, or shorter. Your character will eat the candy and then fall in "love" with whoever they happen to see first upon eating that candy. For more information about the original event, go here. The candies being offered will be listed in the cut below.]

ooc: candy colors & their type of love )

Nov. 3rd, 2014


[info]eternalmoon

I ☾ Arrival [open]

[At first, there's no picture, but the sound of fumbling around with the journal. Only the content sound of humming can be heard other than the usual ambient noises, as well. Eventually the image of a floor shows up. A wonderful first impression to everyone who's happened to look at their journal to see who's broadcasting this garbage.]

Oh, wait! It's a camera...?

[Now, instead of a floor, the image broadcasted is an upside down view of a twin tailed blonde haired girl. She blinks twice. Slowly but surely the image rotates around 180 degrees, eventually displaying the once upside down image right side up again.]

Ehehe, there we go. Hi! [A wave, and perhaps just a hint of a sheepish air.] I'm Usagi Tsukino from Tokyo! There's got to be others from Tokyo right? [a bright smile filters onto her face.] I guess this is an introduction! I heard that there are a lot of people here who--

[Her stomach makes itself known suddenly, grumbling in discontent. Apparently, she's a lot hungrier than she realized. Usagi blushes.] Who...[Who is she kidding. Defeated, she gives into her stomach and changes her question with a sagging of her shoulders.] ...might know where I could get something to eat. [Stomach feeding first, then heroics.]

I was also kind of hoping maybe someone else I knew was here too, so I wasn't here all alone... [That would make things worse, to be honest.] Or maybe, if not that, someone who could show me around? If we're all trying to get home, maybe I can help too once I know my way around! [another grumble and Usagi is reduced to a whine.]

Something smells SO good... Waaaah why is this place so big and confusing?! I just want to find my friends and get something to eat....[Completely derailed. So much for the mature first introduction...]

((ooc: if anyone would rather come across her in person just indicate such in a comment and we can go from there!))

Oct. 27th, 2014


[info]stealthythief

accidental video || open action

[The video feed starts with a young boy talking to one of the welcome ladies. Or at least, attempting to. He looks quite frustrated already and he hasn’t even realized that the journal is recording him.]

Hey, look. Whoever thought this was a good joke, they can drop it. I need to get back to my mission. The Earth Kingdom needs our help, I can’t be kidnapped in some strange place like this! And I’m supposed to believe this is a completely different world?! If this is the Spirit World, then there must be a way out, but if it isn’t…

[The welcome lady process to tell him about the multiple uses of the journal, and the boy sighs.]

Look, I know these journals are for speaking to others, I got that the first one hundred times you said it, but I don’t want to talk to others! I want to go back! See? I’m an airbender! I’m on a very important mission to help restore the Earth Kingdom!

[Instead of answering, the woman smiles and turns away.]

These women are helpless…

Oct. 22nd, 2014


[info]fourinone

action || open to everyone

[With the last shreds of cake dissolving and leaving the usual sakura tree back in place, things seem to slowly be going back to normal again. Or as normal as it can be in Miracle Country, anyway. The monsters are finally gone, allowing those who are still searching for their lost things to get them back in peace.

While the decorations, confetti and such are gone, there might be something else people will notice. Hair, lots of thin white strands of fur falling from seeming everywhere... Aang is flying around on Appa, who seems to be in need of a good brushing. So when he notices Appa is shedding all over the place, he'll take a detour towards one end of the park so he can take care of his bison properly.]

[[ooc: open mingle! if you want aang, comment to his tag here, otherwise abuse the post as you'd like.]]

Oct. 20th, 2014


[info]tuxedo

i. video → open

Excuse me.

[ he debated transforming before doing this, but ultimately decided on addressing the network as mamoru and not tuxedo kamen. ]

My name is Chiba Mamoru, and I've recently arrived here from Earth in the 20th Century. Japan, to be exact. [ time and location were important when you knew traveling through time was possible. and as earth's guardian, he knew for a fact that this wasn't his planet. he couldn't feel the earth, and that was beyond unsettling. ] If someone could tell me more about this place — where it is, whether it's possible to leave — it would be greatly appreciated.

[ he wanted to ask who was here with him... it was someone he knew, someone he's close to. there's something about the way the wind rushed by him that seemed to say: you're not alone. he didn't know that his daughter was already here, just that this was a situation he wouldn't have to endure alone. ]

In the meantime, I suppose I should look for a place to stay; a hotel, perhaps? I don't have any way to pay for boarding, but am willing to work for it.

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