Because today, as if to encourage going into the water, a few of our residents will find themselves already out in the middle of the sea: sitting on an inflatable chair, holding precariously onto a log or a pool toy
, whichever way it goes it'll surely be a troublesome way to wake up. Even moreso when they realize that returning to the shore is impossible by themselves. If they jump into the sea and try to swim back, they won't be able to move very far, and should they get particularly insistent or try to use magic or other skills to return, an Usyagi will show up to inform them they're to stay there until someone comes to their aid. Usyagi will show up to inform them they're to stay there until someone comes to their aid. That is, if they don't realize what's going on before the Usyagi get a chance to do it, via journal messages from those still on the islands.
For those who did stay behind, there'll also be a note being dropped, explaining they are to go rescue the ones lost in the sea. The usual boats from the river are available to use, should someone need them, but otherwise people can reach the others by any means they'd like. The trapped people will be able to get back once someone from the shore reaches close to them, which will break the barrier holding them there. This means anyone can search for and rescue anyone else, of course. Even team up and do a more organized rescue party!
Some cooperation might be needed, too, given that the sea isn't a peaceful place anymore. Water dragons, animals like sharks and various monsters and creatures of all sorts lurk in there these days, and there's nothing protecting those trapped there. The creatures underwater seem even more uneasy today, as well, perhaps bothered by the unfamiliar presences around them. Or annoyed because of the sudden heat. Wouldn't anyone be?
At least once the danger and searching is over, the beach will be a good place to relax at. The ice-cream and drinks bar will be offering things free of charge just for today, to make up for the inconveniences caused. The Usyagi won't even complain if you come back dripping blood all over the place! Aren't they nice?]🌸 [[What the log says! Head here for questions, plottings, etc.]]
[Summer is finally here. Clear skies, warm weather, the perfect time to enjoy the beach and go into the water. Since today is the very first day of summer, too, you'll find yourself put into the season-appropriate summer clothes - bathing suits, sundresses, sunhats, etc. It's like this place wants you to relax! You know... after you're done not relaxing.