It’s hard to believe, but our little community is over a year old now, and slight speed bumps aside we’re still going strong.
As Pax Letale continues to grow, we feel it’s important to recognize that it’s the players who make a community successful. The consistent contributions of our dedicated writers have made this a wonderful place to play, a place we feel will only continue to attract more writers and generate even more exciting plot. We have big things in store, and we’re glad you’re all a part of it.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to bring in a way to tangibly reward those players who’ve stayed with us through thick and thin, and added their voices to the others in Pax for the longest amount of time.
Effective immediately, characters
actively in game for six months
will experience a strengthening of their abilities, pursuant to their increased communion with the deity they host. This is not to be used to gain new, discrete abilities; rather, it is a noticeable heightening of what they can already do. Substantial changes to the Abilities or Transformation sections of the application should be approved by the mods, then included in the posted app for your fellow writers to see.Characters
who remain actively in game for one year
will be allowed to apply for a second supernatural ability. As with the first skill, this skill must relate directly to the deity in question and must be balanced in relation to the other powers in play. This ‘upgrade’ may serve to significantly enhance the skill already assigned, or may be a separate talent altogether. In either case, once the second ability is Mod Approved™, the Abilities section of the character’s application (and Transformation, if applicable) should be updated to reflect the change.
If your character has not been utilizing his/her abilities and at the anniversary date is granted a heightened or entirely new skill, you can use scenes and narrative to explore this major plot point to allow your character/s a chance to progress in this way, and to let the story flow naturally from that. One way of doing this could be to create a sort of in-game origin story, where the powers are awakened by a specific event or encounter. You could also choose a slower progression toward this goal: something unique to your character and his or her development. Characters whose dates fall close together can, if the writers so choose, experience such an event together. This is your chance to get creative, and to let your characters really take the spotlight!Players
reaching their six-month
anniversary will be given a mod-run event (whether a group or individual scene will be up to the player) featuring the character of his/her choice, in which the character will be given a minor artifact possessed of a power specific to its owner. These objects may prove invaluable in trying times; ensure your characters use them wisely.Players
who reach their one-year
anniversary in Pax, even if they do not have their original character still in play, will be similarly rewarded. A game-wide event will be held in their honor, wholly focused on whichever character s/he likes. Also, s/he will be given one pass on activity checks for each of his/her characters in play, able to be used any month s/he chooses.
Several characters and players have reached or are approaching their milestones. Those who have met their milestones will be contacted directly. Moving forward, anniversary announcements will be posted to the OOC forum, so keep an eye out! We look forward to seeing the results of these rewards, now and as we forge ahead. Thanks again for making Pax our favorite place to play!
(Exhibit A: A re-enactment of how excited we are right now.)