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Sep. 28th, 2018


Seems that most of the Displaced are back to normal. Congratulations.

You two up for a mission? Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras is on our list of places that might have had an attack. I need you two to go down there, ask questions, snoop around. You know, the usual recon stuff. Up for it?
Anyone have any idea what this is about?
Go. Do what you need to. We're good here, and I really appreciate you sticking around.
Were you expecting a painting?

Sep. 27th, 2018


Printers over here have quit working. I'm not sure who needs to do what, but I am not a tech.

You're sliding backwards.


Waking up from a dreamless sleep is quite an experience. One I'm not too eager to repeat. Losing six days and not even realising it has put me in that perpetual state of "I know I'm forgetting something." Yes, Clara Oswald, you're missing six days, and you feel like you're constantly behind on everything.

I'm sorry to my students and the staff at the school.

Sep. 26th, 2018


We're pretty confident about the accuracy of the departure notices, but obviously tell us if something does look wrong. Hopefully this will cut out a lot of stress and worry when the tablets start beeping.

Semi-relatedly, if anyone's looking for work we have several roles to fill at the Bureau.

Sep. 23rd, 2018


[Private to Peggy Carter, Natasha Romanoff, Ianto Jones]
Fort Neill Resettlement Bureau Management,

It is with regret that I turn in my two week notice of resignation as receptionist. I shall place an advertisement over the Network for the position, and will gladly train the replacement. Thank you very much for the opportunity to work with you, the experience was amazing.

[Private to Nadia Van Dyne]
Effective immediately, I shall be resuming my former duties as Mr Stark's butler. I've given the Resettlement Bureau my two week's notice, and shall be moving into Mr. Stark's mansion. Mr Stark has been told that I am your guardian, and is perfectly alright with you moving in, as well. It will be a bit of an adjustment, especially for the next couple of weeks, but I do not intend to shirk my responsibility to you.

Sep. 16th, 2018


It appears as though several among our staff have been altered. Please check in here to let us know if you are among those affected and we'll ensure coverage for your position.

ADDED:[Alice Quinn]
Are you able to create portals for Dr. Chakrabarti to see patients?

Sep. 14th, 2018


If anyone has frightened children for the evening and want to go looking for the missing, I'm willing to sit for you.

I see the list, but there are still several names missing. Would you mind checking in with me?


So other than possible killer fairies, what should a newbie here know about this place?

My colleague, Dr. Liv Moore, has recommended to me to reach out to you, Mr. Jones, about an employment opportunity with the Bureau. I was the Medical Examiner with the King County Medical Examiner's Office in Seattle back in my world. Previous to that, I was a forensic pathologist with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

If my skills would be beneficial to your Bureau, I am ready and willing to come work for you.

So are you ready to come live with me, Clive? You know you're ready to give in. And Liv, I've reached out to Ianto, so once I hear back, I'll see if I get to play with corpses with you or not. How's that devil brain treating you?

Sep. 12th, 2018


How's the incoming and departing notifications coming along?


[Text Message to Peggy Carter, Natasha Romanoff, Ianto Jones]
-- link
-- cold iron bullets
-- Is this something FNRB'd be interested in for personnel?

Sep. 11th, 2018


Has anything "claiming" happened to people here? Has anyone disappeared today? Thirteen souls claimed that we must get back is not the most promising of invitations, even when announced politely on high quality paper in calligraphy. Given what I have seen and heard, it seems like words to be taken literally. Beyond that, it could sound promising.

Filter: Barnacles
I want us all to be ready for this ball. If we need to go, I do not want us to be banned at the door for inappropriate dress. No excuses. The trials would have been so exciting were it not for someone's soul.

Sep. 10th, 2018


This universe has got a sick sense of humor.

How sure are we everyone didn't just do a bunch of drugs at some point without knowing it?


[Filtered to the Paraguay team and FNRB base members]
We've discovered another portal here. It appears to have gone offline on the date of the attack on soldiers at our base during the 90s and then come online again the day of the attack.

There are records of others having come through this portal. I'm enclosing their names and the information we have about them in a file. We need someone to try and locate where they might currently be.

We have a body to transport back for an autopsy as well as several photographs and video evidence to go through.

We're still working through numerous sources of material here and will report in anything else we might find.

If you have been on shift for more than 12 hours today, you are required to utilize the room designated for rest and get a few hours of sleep before continuing with work.

Sep. 8th, 2018


Update on the situation in Paraguay:

Proper channels have failed as they consider this now a chemical spill. I'm taking a small team down to do reconnaissance. We'll keep you informed.

We're going in. We've got Alice making a portal for us so we don't have travel time, and we can get inside the city without road blocks. Most of us will be going in as United Nations Environment Programme's disaster division inspectors. That should give us enough clearance for anywhere we want to look. We'll recon the area around the base and determine when we can get in. Your covers are included in your paperwork. Try not to start any fights.

[This includes: Peggy Carter, Justice of Toren, Clint Barton MCU, Nakia, Bucky Barnes PH, Sara Lance, and Steve Rogers MCU. It also includes those at the base helping out. Check the OOC post for more information.

Sep. 4th, 2018


Guess the portal doesn't like Christian Kane's face, cause Jake's gone too.

Anyone got any projects they need an assist on? I need a distrac-


Filter: Peggy Carter, Natasha Romanoff, and Ianto Jones
I'm going to keep this simple and to the point: I'd like to join the FNRB. You'll find I have an immense set of skills from my spy work with the War Dogs of Wakanda.

Sep. 3rd, 2018


This is new.

A whole town. Kind of feels like the circus train, with all the sand and dust, but it's 2018 according to everything here.

I don't remember the countdown this time, and I usually do. It's weird. No new experiment-related costume. No task. Not a fan of these where you have to figure it out along the way. At least the train was simple: here's your job, here's your secret task. Go forth and do as you will.

I'm assuming that this is one of those experiments like the jungle with the volcano where we have to tough it out and survive. I didn't get any instruction, and these people weren't very helpful.

Then again, you usually like to let us do our own thing and figure it out along the way. If I need any help, I'll try to figure it out on my own, but I might end up asking you anyway.

Aug. 14th, 2018


All right, guys. I need a headcount of my portal guards on who is affected by this latest portal shenanigans. I'll need to know if you think you need someone to temporarily take over your spot while this is ongoing.

ETA: Anakin Skywalker will be conducting cartoon reaction times and combat abilities to make sure you're able to handle it in your current state.

Aug. 12th, 2018


I must say, the past few days since the tourists have left have felt like a blessing. I didn't realize how many intrusive questions people, especially those of non-royal lineage, were capable of asking.

Filter: Rhy Maresh
Do you remember us speaking of a business loan previously? If not, I must have dreamt it when I had considered asking you sooner.


Fun fact: the average life expectancy of a Torchwood agent is 30 years. Mind you, that is skewed downwards a little by the fact that repeated deaths are counted individually, but regardless I think it's at least a small achievement that I'm just over a week away from hitting the mark.

Aug. 3rd, 2018


Can you guys do demolition permits?

*ooc: originally filtered just to documentation, now open to the whole base after this

(edited in later)

Going to check out an evil hotel before I try to take it down. If you haven't heard from me in three hours, send back up to [address]

Jul. 27th, 2018


Living statues are a sub-category of mimes and should definitely be illegal.

Jul. 20th, 2018


Deep diving in the library archives again! I'll be exploring the Post-Classical Era section, specifically in the Islamic Golden Age. Texting coverage is hella iffy down there, so you probably won't hear much from me.

Send a search party if I'm not back by Luau Time! Yes, I'm packing food, Moms.

Jul. 8th, 2018


[let's just pretend I did this more reasonably on time, it's been A Week]

[Lois Lane & Karen Page]
How would you like some research work?

Jul. 6th, 2018


The pony did eventually wind up with a name, if anyone's dying to know. Lila went through a phase wanting to name her after a bird for a while. You have no idea how hard it was to convince my daughter that calling the horse Masked Booby was not a good idea.

Anyway, the pony's name is Sugar.

Jul. 3rd, 2018


[Natasha Romanoff, Peggy Carter]
Now we've got a routine going we should probably look at doing some more in-depth research. The most direct evidence on the military base has been wiped out and census records only go up to 1940 so far, but there are other sources that could give clues - church and land records from the 50s and 90s could show people appearing or disappearing with the opening and closing of the base and archives of small local newspapers or genealogical periodicals that are restricted to microfiche or card indexes might give some clues about what was going on. Since that would involve going to the site there might be a chance of talking to older people about what they remember too. In nearby towns the memory manipulation effects might be different since they aren't witnessing things firsthand. They most likely won't know anything solid, but there could be something unexpected.

Jul. 2nd, 2018


Told this is how we're supposed to introduce ourselves. Eliot. Not a fan.

Jul. 1st, 2018


The History channel is giving me mixed messages.

Jun. 24th, 2018


How was I to know that asking a guy who's half horse and half human just how he and other half horse people bang was going to offend him?

Jun. 20th, 2018


There is not enough alcohol to make me forget the video today's case came up with.

So a local couple in town. Going through a divorce. Fairly typically stuff, I'm thinking, when the wife comes in. Open and shut case, he's cheating. She wants money shots for the court case.


She suspects that he's been putting some of of her things where the sun doesn't shine.

Trigger warning: Kind of gross. )

Jun. 12th, 2018


[Lillie; open to her guardian (616 Sam Wilson), Bureau management (Natasha Romanoff, Peggy Carter); added: Kurama]
One of the portals that opened yesterday dropped off a selection of plants and other things related to Pokemon care. We've tried to identify most of it, but if you have the time it would be a big help if you could go over it to confirm. Obviously school's a priority right now since I imagine it's the middle of final exams and projects. This isn't very time sensitive so it can wait until that's out of the way.

Jun. 11th, 2018


[Attached is a 357 page, highly technical and scientific document with a series of complex mathematical theorems. However, names are named. Read on!]


I thought I would take a moment to introduce my latest research which, given the disappearances, appearances and reappearances of loved ones, might be of interest to others at this time. In the document I have, based on the months I have been here and data gathered from network posts before that, calculated the possibility of disappearances and reappearances based on:

1. Homeworld connections
2. Romantic connections

The details are all in the report for your perursal.

In layman’s terms, I believe there may be a sort of invisible tether between the Displaced that come from the same world and the portal. That tether is what increases the possibility of others appearing from that world, but also increases the possibility of a string of disappearances of that world. Think of it like a game of tug-o-war. Everyone from your home world is connected, but if one slips back through the portal, the possibility is increased they'll drag others with them.

[The document, while Michael does not call this out in this post, does name one name from each world (fandom) who he believes to be the most at risk for being taken away, who in turn puts everyone else from their world at risk. Have fun with this drama bomb if you like and see the OOC comment thread if you want to be the named person from your world/fandom!

Those who are the only character in their world (fandom) are not mentioned, but he does propose while they are the highest at risk for disappearing initially, that risk goes down much lower than those with multiple people from the same world the longer they're there if they remain the only person from their world as they might have developed a special resistance to being sent back.]

Now interestingly, new tethers can develop between the Displaced from separate worlds in the case of romantic connections. There may be a benefit of increased stability, but it seems just as likely to add an increased layer of risk. If one partner disappears, that tether appears to increase the risk of disappearance for the other.

Again, this is all discussing risk. The percentages of increased risk are within a range 3 to 37.4 percent, depending on variables mentioned in the document. I hope my work will help add awareness and understanding to our very particular set of circumstances.

Thank you.

[For the super smart characters in the room, the math does add up, buuuuut... For the super, duper smart characters (think Doctor level brain power) there's still quite a bit of conjecture. It's an interesting hypotheses, and Michael isn't lying but... Whether he's presenting the document to create drama or prepare people for the worst (or both!) is hard to say.]

Jun. 10th, 2018


We've gotten three bogeys on our portal scanner, and they are not in town. Ones in Queens, another in Kearney, Nebraska, and the other is in Siberia. This is an all hands on deck situation, as we're ridiculously understaffed. Our Googler is on the internet, looking for social media related to it. So far, it's just portals. We have no idea what's coming.

I need civilians who are willing to fight whatever comes out of there and take orders.

Jun. 8th, 2018


[Albus Potter]
I'll say it now, my character is going to be fairly ridiculous. I just have to decide whether to be upfront about the ridiculousness, or whether to play it straight for a couple of levels before unleashing the full load.

Or I could go completely over the top and see if he lets me play the April Fools Tentacle Summoner class.

My DMs really hated me in uni but I feel like the actual god of mischief and stories might be a good fit.

Jun. 7th, 2018


Dungeons & Dragons or variations thereof: how many have played or are familiar?

Jun. 4th, 2018


When I made that bet about being able to talk kidnappers into releasing me, I did not account for science fiction. Rookie mistake.

Harvey Specter.

May. 24th, 2018


Man, everyone is getting stuff from the portal. My birthday was two days ago and I didn't get anything. Whatever, portal. WHATEVER.

May. 22nd, 2018


Reyes and Jones! I told you not to mess with that blackhole!


A few of you may have heard rumours that there are objects coming out of the portal. It looks like we're having another gift drop. Since there are so many of us these days and we don't know how long this will take or whether everyone will get something, it'll be easiest if we contact people as items arrive rather than have to field people asking and needing to check each time. So far everything's had a name tag on it so we shouldn't have too many problems. Let's get this done smoothly.

May. 13th, 2018


Okay, I managed to fall asleep last night only to be awoken by dreams of girls killing monsters.

I ripped the door of the hinge in the bathroom. And I'm aware of everything going on around me, it's like a bad trip.

And Murphy has a gem on his belly button he wants me to rip off.

What the fuck is happening.

May. 6th, 2018


It’s been a while since I’ve had fresh air. Or not really, but everything's a mess in my head again.

Either way, here now.

May. 2nd, 2018


2 unfiltered gifs )

I really was not missing the summer heat here. Do you think we could just stick with April weather? I'd appreciate it.

Apr. 21st, 2018


I don't remember getting in the lifeb

Did Flynn spike my beer

This makes no sense. If time was changed, then I shouldn't remember

So I get different dimensions. Alternate timelines. I remember the — portal. Blue light, getting shoved out of it into a hallway.

Is there some sort of point to all of this? Are we working on getting back to our timelines? Has anyone heard of Rittenh

Apr. 16th, 2018


Martha Jones was one of those beeps.


[ooc: forward an hour or two because I have to go out soon]

Weevils in the streets a few blocks from Fort Neill. Watch out for humanoids in dark blue boiler suits, bald, flattened wrinkled faces with very sharp teeth. They're stronger and faster than humans and can take a few bullets but they can also be taken down with tasers and a spray we formulated back home which I have a few cans of. They usually live in sewers and aren't actively aggressive unless disturbed, but they're not suited for bright light and will be disoriented and lashing out. If we can round them up or restrain them we can hold them until we find somewhere they won't bother anyone.

And if one cuts or bites you, you will need a course of antibiotics.

Apr. 12th, 2018


Attention Fellow Displaced:

For those of you literally fresh off the boat, you may come to [address] to pick up your new documentation. Driver's license, social security card, and whatever else you might need are all ready and waiting for you. If you are a minor, your guardian will need to be the one to pick up your paperwork.

Unfortunately my suggestion that some of the more famous or ridiculous names be replaced with something much more common, Severus Snape being both famous and ridiculous for Sylvester Snipes which is a much, much better name for example, was overruled. Only your actual names will appear on the documentation.

A number of folks here have worked very hard to replace whatever government presence there was and help get things back up and running. For the documentation you may thank Smart Loki, Quentin Quire, Jo Harville, Matt Murdock, Ianto Jones, Rick Jones, Integra, Scary Alucard, Jason Todd, Slightly More Attractive Loki, Kurama, Pidge Gunderson, Sam Winchester, Tim Drake, and Ezekiel.

Thank you.

Apr. 8th, 2018


post-dated to Monday, April 9th at 9am.

We're back in Tumbleweed, but as some of you may have figured out, the town is completely different than it was the last time we were here. There's an airport now, which my car navigation system pointed out, and it's on the opposite side of town from Fort Neill.

Of course, that's not the most startling or disturbing difference. Fort Neill is a graveyard, and I mean that in the kindest sense of the world. It was locked up when I got there. Got my way in to find a dusty military facility that has not been used in quite some time, and it looks like it didn't happen on purpose.

The military is dead, and I don't mean they cleared out. I mean there is an entire facility full of the skeletal remains of whoever was in there when something happened. That something appears to have been some sort of [...] feeding, possible animal attack. There are definite teeth marks on these bones, and the state of decomposure... it's not new. At least a decade, maybe more so it's not as horrendous as it could be to see.

I have not turned the power on; I don't want to disturb the bodies more than I already have, but I'd like for anyone interested in helping to come down to the facility to move these bodies — telekinesis, magic, or just standard issue gloves — so that we don't taint the bodies with our DNA. We'll have to keep the power off until that happens, and then there should be video monitoring we can check to see what happened, check databases and logs to see if there's any evidence of what might have happened here.

I'm leaving this open so we can discuss what to do. After scrounging around the base, I haven't seen any paperwork or IDs for those of you who arrived on the cruise so that's something we should work on immediately to get people in the system so they can work, get IDs, and whatever else they need. We'll need people who can make IDs and people who can get into the necessary systems for government agencies to make sure the back-end is taken care of in anyone wants to cross state or country lines.

And a warning to some of you who worked at the military before: yes, we knew some of these people if the names on the uniforms check out.

Apr. 5th, 2018


Given the restrictions on how many Pokemon we can catch (six) and how many we can keep (one, which is one more than I was worried it would be) I imagine a lot of people will be looking to trade for what they want. Apart from the "if you see one of these please catch it for me" posts where you want people to see the request but they don't necessarily need to remember at the time who wanted it, it will be a lot easier if we keep the information in one place so none of it gets lost and people don't miss out. You should be able to bookmark a post to come back to it quickly so you can stay up to date while we're here.

All you need to put is basic info - your name, what you want (a specific Pokemon, a type, whatever), and what you've managed to catch. That way we can skim through and see what matches up.

[ooc: you don't have to do trades on both the ooc and ic posts, but some people did want to get some ic interaction with it so both ways are available.]

Unrelatedly, the dinosaur park is a tad underwhelming, but possibly worth it for amusement or the chance of finding legitimate fossils. Sometimes you can revive an ancient, otherwise extinct, Pokemon from them. (On that note, if anyone gets hold of a pterodactyl made of rock, hit me up.)

Apr. 3rd, 2018


What is a pokemon and why do I need to catch one?


I suppose this is good timing for a port, considering the first day of it is my birthday. It'll be nice getting off the ship and exploring some. Maybe I'll even catch some Pokemon.

[Ray Palmer]
Would you be interested in exploring with me?

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