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May. 7th, 2016


network; asala adaar (042)

I'm heading up the committee for the northern settlement, and as much as I'd love to go up there and trudge around in the mud all by myself, it would get lonely.

The mapmakers' Alpha squad is already assigned to mapping out the terrain, and further assignments of military and infrastructure personnel will be made closer to the date, but I'm also asking for volunteers for when the time comes. Why am I looking for more people? Because not everyone assigned to work on the settlement will end up living there, and the assignments aren't going to give us the numbers that we need long-term, especially not with three other settlements in the works as well. I would like as many people as possible who want to live in the northern settlement to be the ones building it.

We're closest to the Azgeda border and the last stop between Mt. Weather and Polis, so even if you're not volunteering or assigned as military, we recommend that you consider what sort of combat skills you bring to the table before volunteering. It's very possible that war may break out between Azgeda and the Coalition, and as the 13th Clan, we'll likely be roped in at some point. If you're squeamish about killing in battle, this may not be the place for you.

We're specifically looking for medical personnel and other skilled workers, as well as people with skills that would suit the military or infrastructure work. Our numbers in those last two aren't so great that we can expect them to work on multiple settlements at once and make it livable before we all get old(er). It's likely you'll be assigned to a specific task or build site once we get started, but consider this an all hands on deck project. Our first building goal will be a barracks, but you should assume that until that roof goes up, we're roughing it in tents. If you've never gone camping before... I don't really care, just don't volunteer and then complain.

We aren't starting this right away, of course, we need some time to map out the area and make a solid plan. For that I'll be picking a small committee out of my available volunteers that will include members from each specialty, and we'll contact the rest of you when it's time to move out and get our hands dirty.

Keep in mind that there will be at least three other settlements to work on in the very near future, with different terrains, social requirements, and levels of danger. If you want to help but the north settlement doesn't sound like a place you'd want to live in, sit tight. At some point we're likely to be working on all four at once, so we need to spread out in general.

(ooc; hey hey! even if you miss this post, there is one up in asala's journal to keep track of the north settlement stuff specifically, including the small planning committee, a full list if volunteers, and a spot to suggest names for the settlement once it's being built!)

May. 5th, 2016


network; asala adaar (041)

Someone guess what my favorite part of not being in the government is?

quick cut for baby stuff discussion! )

Something you want to get off your chest before you start a riot, or are you all right?

Apr. 24th, 2016


Anyone here do something back home like life planning? I'd need you to have a real thick skin and a pretty sensitive bullshit detector.

Hey, people who got back from... wherever. I'm David.

Apr. 23rd, 2016


I can't claim to know Peter half as well as his close friends but I did like his music and he made rather idiotic choices with women but at least he was aware of being an idiot, which often goes a long way because most people just stay idiots until they die.

Does anyone else not miss Storybrooke but maybe the idea of having ... normality? WHatever that is. But living a life. Being married. Having kids. Jobs. Not worrying about death and darkspawn and maker knows what else because you're set on a path where you can never be content with anything and you're destined for more. I'm not supposed to be the destined one. Garrett is. He's a good brother, you know, even if it's easy to get overshadowd by him but that isn't his fault, hes just larger than life and doesn't realize it sometimes. being a warden helped me step out of that shadow, but it always feels like there's some other shadow. the darkspawn. the calling.

maybe I'm not meant to be content unless it's done by magical spell and stripping me of all else i know

drinking alone was probably a mistake.

Apr. 22nd, 2016


Hey, get your asses to The Rose if you ain't already there. I'm not tracking you down after getting my ass handed to me in Fight Club tonight, so it's up to you losers to find your way.

Mandatory meeting, by the way. Inquisitor requested, I'm just her muscle.

[OOC: For Thedas peeps knowledge!]

Apr. 21st, 2016


I'm tired of people I care about disappearing unexpectedly, Hawke. Can you pull a Seeker out of your ass, just this once?
[Cullen & Bull]
Curly. Tiny. Cullen. Bull. I'm moping. I don't like moping. Get in a fight or something, I need a distraction. I'd even be open to you two demonstrating some creativity for entertainment purposes.

So. Where's the big-head dolls of Thedas? I feel left out. I think they're saying we're not pretty enough and I take offense for all of us. I mean, have you seen Dorian?

Apr. 19th, 2016


Seeker Cassandra Pentaghast has left us. Vanished in the normal way, as I was sparring with her.

[Filter to Lt. Gen. Asala Adaar]
I would like to formally recommend that Sgt. Aclassi retain his rank and take over leadership of Charlie Squad in Sgt. Pentaghast's absence.

[Filtered Private]

I am not alone. Even
As I stumble on the path
With my eyes closed, yet I see
The Light is here.

Draw your last breath, my friends.
Cross the Veil and the Fade and all the stars in the sky.
Rest at the Maker's right hand,
And be Forgiven.

Apr. 18th, 2016


I am so happy to be back behind my bar, with my Alistair and my friends. Tavern regulars, you're all getting hugs when you come in. Deal with it.

[Filtered to Thedas]
And speaking of friends, we need a Wicked Grace night, promptly. Non-Thedosian friends and lovers welcome, of course, but I want to celebrate being back together, and congratulate all of you who beat back the goblins on a job well done.

Apr. 17th, 2016


Heh. You're welcome and sorry for flashing everybody at the gates. Don't think Dorian and I expected to have an audience.

Max, Chloe, hopin you two didn't go through our shit. I'll owe a few more apologies if you did.

We got the mage responsible in custody, or they still back in that town? See, this shit is why Qunari have the Arvaarad

Apr. 11th, 2016


Good morning, Weatherbrooke. Just your friendly reminder not to speed down Main Street. It's a small town, we will catch you, and we will ticket you. And if you're from out of town, we may even find a reason to put you in

[Sarah Parker]

Apr. 5th, 2016


storybrooke; vincent izgoy

[Heard over Police Radio]
» This is Izgoy
» I'm out by the docks and, I swear I'm not drinking, but there's an honest to god Pirate Ship coming into the harbor
» I've never arrested a pirate.


Storybrooke: Malia Zale

If you're interested in sharing the magic of the wilderness with your offspring, sign up for this Saturday's hike through the Storybrooke Wilderness Park. Participants will be given a small bag of granola, and water. It will probably be perfect for small children, unless I encounter a snake, in which case I can all but guarantee that the language will be intended for adults only.

You can trust me with your children's lives. I was a child once, and I was a great child. Just ask my sister. I believe in positive reinforcement, capital punishment, not holding back about the destruction of the ozone layer, and reverent silence. If your kid is a whiner I may threaten to feed him to a bear, but I would never do that. It's just a hilarious joke. I would be working at the animal shelter because trust me, I prefer pets to your kids, but the animal shelter requires that I be over the age of 18 for the fun jobs, so here we all are.

The hike is sponsored by the nonprofit organization 'Make Like a Tree'. This post is not. Nature! Yeah!!

Mar. 24th, 2016


Has anyone else who kept one of the little long-nosed mice been able to train them to do anything? I am trying to determine if Crinitus is stupid or merely indolent.

Mar. 15th, 2016


Good news! I've managed to attach a fairly sizeable bit of bolt to an axe despite having very little training and/or experience with the creation of bolt paper! (Bolt paper is, of course, the electrical sister to fire paper, with which some of you already have experience.) Congratulations, me! I've more testing to do before I release my prototype to our friends in the military, but I thought an update would not go amiss.

Bad news! I've tried to get the smell of singed flesh out of the Toolmaking room with mixed results. Deepest apologies! It's a work in progress.


My situation is handled, at least I think Well, I'm not entirely sure bu thank you very much. You can stop glaring at him, and I know you are because he said you were. Maker, half of you act like children. There are bigger things to worry about than my failed love life, now can we leave it at that?

This butterfly is ... interesting. Exceptionally powerful magic, but we already knew that.

I know we're aware of the cause now, but at the same time I'm uncomfortable with just waiting to see if she can reverse it, and have been looking into my own methods. With time and more research, I do think we'll be able to reverse it using methods similar to the Rite of Tranquility in our world, but I need to look deeper into the possible effects it could have on someone like Marie, I don't wish to cause her more harm.

For those of you not from Thedas, the Rite of Tranquility is a process that effectively cuts off a mage's pull to the fade and draws their magic from them. It's... well, a rather deplorable method to silence mages, and it was grossly overused, but if we could adjust it to merely draw the magic out without harming the mind, it may be enough to reverse the stone-spell on the animals and Marie.

Cassandra, you mentioned research on the topic? Do you happen to have any of that with you? Or if you and Cullen could go over the specific Rite with me, that would be helpful.

Mar. 9th, 2016


Conversations about Bull's manhood and his asshole. Must be Wednesday.

Also, there's something weird about a shop where they're all smiling and know your name, no matter what they're serving. I think I'll take a pass, and look, you know if I'm not interested, it should say something.

[Thedas Minus Cullen]
So for anyone who was still on the fence about whether Cullen was or Cullen wasn't tickling that Mars girl's belly from the inside.... guess who just asked me to clear out of the rooms tonight?

Look at me, a regular gossip. I'm proud of Curly.

Mar. 8th, 2016


I don't not understand this uproar over the drink called coffee. Do you all require it for sustenance? I attempted a taste this morning and it was bitter and tasted of hate.

Are we permitted to build outside of the mountain? Our own dwellings? My [...] former home was open and forged from nature, and I find myself longing to live beyond the stone.

Mar. 4th, 2016


I wish to reiterate what you may have already heard from your friends and peers: please do not accept any form of food or gifts from strangers outside of the safety of these walls, regardless of how harmless it looks or smells. We have reason to believe that such gifts come with a magical price, and until we determine our exact situation it is (as ever) clever to politely refuse any offerings from strangers.

Stay vigilant and careful as you come and go. I will more than likely redirect your questions to Rogers, Adaar, or the relevant Head of Department. Thank you.

Feb. 28th, 2016


network post: nathan drake (to friends)

I can't find my wife.

I was going to catch up with her after lunch, and she's not here. She's not anywhere. I Please tell me one of you has seen her.

Feb. 25th, 2016


I've always been a fan of useful magic, for the most part. A tip of the hat, if I were to wear one, to whomever made the ceiling in my room look like it was open to the sky last night. As much as I hate feeling like I'm underground, there's a certain appreciation for getting to look up at the stars without the imminent feeling that you can get assaulted by nature at any given point.

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