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Feb. 16th, 2024


[info]tidesofchaos
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[info]tidesofchaos
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GILMORE & TESSA + ASTARION
May I pick your beautiful and magical minds on something?
CAYDEN, DELENEIOS, & ELI + ASTARION
Hello! I don't know if we've ever been more formally introduced, but I'm Octavia. I know that this reaching out might be a bit out of pocket, but I was hoping you might indulge me just a smidge as I'm starting out doing a bit of research and some of it involves questions about Vallo and I understand the three of you might be best qualified on this network to start with.

All that blustering on to say that my research is involving Vallo's native vampires and I would be happy to make trade for information or anything like that, if you'd like. But I don't want to get too deeply into what I'm looking for, if you'd rather pass, so--if you're willing to have a conversation, please let me know.

Feb. 13th, 2024


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[info]thepaleelf
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Filtered to Tav

Darling, tomorrow is apparently a very special day. I hope you'll leave your evening empty so that yours truly can fill it. I've got all sorts of delicious little things planned.

Filtered to Wyll

HELP. Some... love holiday is tomorrow and I've got no plan. Assist me.

Feb. 5th, 2024


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[info]wyllbechill
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[info]wyllbechill
[info]valloic
I realize I'm new here, or at least relatively so, but have I been sent somewhere else already? Everyone else nearby seems just as amazed or as confused as I, though none of us seem to have any answers. Aside from the elf at the bar who just shrugged it off as "Vallo."

To be more brief, the surrounding area in the village seems to have turned into a desert. The very hot and dry kind, which is not what I was expecting when I woke this morning.

Jan. 30th, 2024


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[info]valloic

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Shared Network


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VALLO PRIME, RESCUERS, & FLIPPED REBELS
Full disclosure, I am not a full-time employee with the magic department at the DOA, but so many of us are gone and you are stuck with me, delivering good and bad news. Hello!

The good news is that thanks to the brilliant researchers in both our Vallos looking into where Bronislovas's resting place might be located on the other side of the portal, we're pretty damn sure of where it is, between his notes, so many books, and what info we got from Beketh. The thought is that it's within a cave system in one of the mountains by the city. Here's a map, for your reference:

[pretend there's a cool looking map here with probable mountains highlighted]

Unfortunately that's more or less all we can do on our side for now, so it's up to all of you fine people over there to pick up the trail. If we can do things, we'll do it, just let us know.

And now the bad news: the portal is causing some oddities. The portal monsters from a few months ago are back, seemingly being created by or summoned by the portal itself. If you have fighting skills of some sort but aren't already involved with defense, please reach out to Evie and Kara and they'll get you sorted as needed.

The other odd thing is that the area around the portal seems to be, for lack of a better way of putting it, turning into what we can only assume the other side of the portal looks like. Buildings are suddenly in disrepair and there's a lot of graffiti talking about your Revenants and how disliked they are, missing people posters, that kind of stuff. This started yesterday and the area affected has only grown today, so it would appear we're on even more of a timetable than we thought.

All right, that is all I have for the moment, so...go team?

Jan. 29th, 2024


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[info]valloic

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DUAL NETWORK POST


[info]powpowpow
[info]valloic
SANS REVENANTS AND CO CAUSE THEY SUUUUUUUK

I know some people on the other side were worried about some of ours that were captured. We've gotten everyone back to base, a few injuries but nothing too serious. The extra numbers came in handy and we're grateful for the the help.

I'll admit I was focused on other things with the rescue on deck, and I'm sure a few others were too, but those who had a chance to talk in depth with Bronislovas, anything we should be moving forward with on our end to get everyone where they belong? We've got a few people who could use a couple days before doing something else that might cause a run in with the Revenants, but we're good to start working on a plan if there is one.

Jan. 28th, 2024


[info]unlikelyrider
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VALLO PRIME NETWORK


[info]unlikelyrider
[info]valloic
Uh so is it always like this around here? Chaotic but quiet all at once?

I'm Violet. They told me I wasn't being held hostage and the mender dropped me off at the place where they gave me money? But I'd rather find my dragons. So if you see a giant black dragon followed around by a smaller black dragon, let me know? Neither of them are very good at being well-behaved if they think I'm in danger.

Jan. 26th, 2024


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[info]valloic

[info]supering
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Vallo Prime Network


[info]supering
[info]valloic
Good morning, everyone. I know we've all been feeling tense as we wait for word from our volunteers who went through the portal. I know that brings with it an inherent feeling of helplessness; I'm sorry there isn't more we can do on that end at the moment. However, we do have news.

The DOA received a call from the Vallo Police Department early this morning. Late last night, Dahlia Argent, of Beketh coven, turned herself in as a party in the portal beasts incident back in November. Along with our people, her sister, Luciana, was taken by the portal, as well as some Vallo residents - the exact number is currently being investigated. DOA leadership was invited to come speak with Ms. Argent, and we've learned the following:

A group of Vallo natives have been working on ways to open a portal to send Outlanders either back to their world or out of Vallo permanently. The teleportation circle found by Sam Wilson in December, as well as a portal that opened on Geliara Academy's grounds and the theft of the Ashurbanipal amulet in November were all early, failed attempts at targeting Outlanders. The November 10th incident with the portal beasts was the closest they've come to success, but they didn't have the correct knowledge to close the portals without threatening the rest of Vallo.

This group has been using the teachings and research of the Guide of Existence, also known as Bronislavas of Beketh, whose body is on display in the Vallo Museum of Natural Magicks. They've made attempts to resurrect him for his assistance - if you remember, the museum was broken into back in August and that particular exhibit was temporarily closed; this was an attempt to take one of Bronislavas' bones for the resurrection process. This plan also failed.

After discussions with VPD and Beketh, they've agreed to let Outlanders take matters into our own hands. We've been granted permission to resurrect Bronislavas and, hopefully, both get more answers on this portal and his assistance in bringing the missing back home. If any of our community have the appropriate skills for this task, please let us know here, and the DOA will facilitate any way we can.

Jan. 24th, 2024


[info]dontdie
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VALLO PRIME NETWORK


[info]dontdie
[info]valloic
We have over 30 missing Outlanders so far and more names are still coming in. The portal they went through is still open, and now protected by a barrier so we don't lose track of anyone else for now, but it does seem to be a working portal, but we cannot guarantee that it is a two-way street, given our friends and family have not stepped back through yet we have to assume the way may be blocked on their side.

We still plan to launch a rescue mission, but the group going through also needs to be aware of the risks and be able and willing to set up communications in the event that a return trip won't be immediate.

The DOA is going to be confirming the list of those missing so we have exact names and numbers, and studying the portal to ensure it's safe to travel through.

The current plan is that tomorrow we'll send a group through, if you wish to sign up to be on the rescue mission, put your name here and be at the DOA offices in the morning for a full briefing. Pack ONE bag, no larger than what you can carry and run with, and bring your weapons of choice.

Jan. 17th, 2024


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[info]tidesofchaos
[info]valloic
It has been a while since I first brought this up, so please forgive me for the tardiness, however: the first meeting of Queer Magic Women has been scheduled. If you fall under that header one way or another and would like to spend some time with us to talk, discuss magic, and maybe show off some of the previous, we will be meeting at Freya's Sanctuary on this upcoming Sunday the 21st at 4PM. Wine and snacks will be provided, but don't hesitate to bring your own or something to share.

Should this take off, we'll look into making it a monthly or so occurrence, depending on what schedules look like.

I'm looking forward to getting to meet some more of you! And of course, I would be remiss not to say once more, thank you to Freya for offering your space!

Jan. 10th, 2024


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After some initial coaching, I think I'm doing this right. Clever device, this. I'll take it over a Sending any day of the week.

Having been told that Tav and Astarion are here is good news as well. Sorry Astarion, I hear you only work nights or we would have already seen you.

I say we because Shadowheart is here with me, we're both marveling over Electri City. I'm also finding myself very fond of the lack of chamber pot smells.

Ah oh, yes, hello, Wyll Ravengard, formerly the Blade of Frontiers and more recently the Blade of Avernus. Perhaps you've heard a few stories?

Dec. 31st, 2023


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[info]thepaleelf
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Letter, left in Octavia's satchel for her to discover later )

Dec. 22nd, 2023


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[info]tidesofchaos
[info]valloic
My entire life in Faerûn, I only ever encountered two mimics and both times it was rather our own fault for snooping around and looting every chest we came across. (I make no apologies.)

Never would I have imagined an inflatable man of snow being one, therefore rendering me very surprised when admiring some of the festive twinkle lights outside of a home. I will admit that the Fireball was overkill, but I'll be paying the homeowner back for the destroyed decorations that weren't all tooth-y and pseudopod-y.

Dec. 19th, 2023


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[info]valloic
Does anyone have any toddler-friendly ideas for Christmas or Solstice celebrations? We've only been able to do things at home or with Julian and Emma in the past few years, because we've had to keep a low profile, but that isn't as much of a problem here and I'd like to take the opportunity for us to go a little overboard this year as a family.

Also any tips to get a "cool" teenager to wear a matching "decidedly uncool" family sweater.

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Has anyone experienced having ah- two spouses, here, from two separate times?

To explain a little further; Will and Jem were connected and shadowhunter partners before I met them. I had a connection with both of them, and ultimately became engaged to Jem. Circumstances out of our control separated us, but with his blessing, I later married Will. This was a hundred and fifty years ago. We had a full and happy and wonderful marriage with him, until he passed.

I'm immortal, so I continued on as I am now, but grieving. It took decades, but Jem was healed and we were able to be together again, we married a few years ago and now we have Mina.

They are both here, and I am very lucky, make no mistake, to be lucky enough to have them. Will is from the early days of our marriage, and Jem is from our current time - they're both very happy to be with each other again, as we've always loved all of each other, bonded as family. But it is becoming a little awkward and I haven't figured out how to breach the "who am I married to" topic in terms of intimacy with them.

I know this place is strange so if anyone has any advice, I welcome it.

Dec. 12th, 2023


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[info]fivespits
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Serendipity Hills


[info]fivespits
[info]valloic
OH HELLO MY DARLINGS what a delight it is to be seeing you ho ho hoeing it up in this [...] place! I am Nadja and you may see my very HANDSOME colleague Mr. Asterion and you may consider us sort of [...] counselors of a sort! We know that the holidays are just a STRESSFUL time and that there are MANY people who may make that more stressful for you! Please feel free to talk to Mr. Asterion and myself about those people and we will do our best to eat them make them the problem go away!

Perhaps it is that person who has a very large light display that shines in your bedroom window! Perhaps it is an ex-partner who has left you in your wedding attire! Perhaps it is a relative who will not shut up about politics even when you have attempted many times to change the topic but they simply refuse to understand and persist in bringing it up every other minute as if turkey is a political issue and 'it is just so hard to keep it all straight'!

Consider us similar to the large robber man who breaks into your house and eats your food! Except instead of eating your food we will eat people we will listen to your wants and will deliver you peace of mind! Because we are so giving and gracious and sexy!

also speaking of sexy many of you simply need to lean into the being very very very bad and bang out the issues

All queries are entirely confidential, but please, spill those stories!

Nov. 28th, 2023


[info]tidesofchaos
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[info]tidesofchaos
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I understand that there is a group that meets here for queer women that use various styles of weaponry. I love this for all of you and fully support the continued existence of such a place to hang out and have camaraderie.

However, I am useless with a weapon. I stabbed at an intellect devourer once and I think that I might have hurt myself more in the effort and only succeeded in tickling it, so I've since given up and rely entirely on my magic. Best for everyone, though apologies if you turn into cats again or, I don't know, summon a cambion. (Do cambions exist in this world? Perhaps we'll get lucky.)

Anyway, all of that to say that I'd like to suggest or create a sister group, if there isn't one already, for queer women that wield magic. I have no doubt that there will be crossover as I have to assume that there are others more skilled than myself that juggle both, but I am still fairly new here and I thought this may be a nice way to meet others and also just have some conversation, possible demonstration, and drinks, if you partake.

If there is interest, please let me know here and I'll organize a time and place and we can discuss the food and drink aspect to go with.

[info]eikonic
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[info]eikonic
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[info]eikonic
[info]valloic
It it strange to think that three months has passed since I first found myself among those now calling Vallo home, and it still feels as though there is no shortage of interesting things to uncover. The sheer volume of books alone, the information stored in this device, it seems endless at times.

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone for making this transition into a new world a smooth, and rather pleasant one. My life back home was one that required a certain level of seclusion and covertness for many years, it has been a nice change of pace to speak freely, and if I dare say, embark on friendships.

I would also ask a favour if I could. I am not - entirely alone here in Vallo. Five years ago I took into myself a part of Ultima, a god with rather nefarious designs for my world back home. I have kept him trapped for some time now, and am more than willing to continue to do so. However it is very clear to me that what is possible here may be boundless, and that a more viable solution might be had. With that, I would like to ask if anyone here has had to contain a god before, or part of one, and how it was done. I am, of course, not asking for anything to be done at this moment, or for anyone to take on this task themselves. I had just thought perhaps it time to begin gathering information, to see if there are other options at hand.

Nov. 13th, 2023


[info]tidesofchaos
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Log: Octavia & Astarion


[info]tidesofchaos
[info]valloic

WHO Octavia and Astarion Ancunín
WHEN Afternoon of October 10 (backdated)
WHERE The clinic
WHAT Tav forgets that she can Misty Step for a second, letting her get gnawed on and landed in the clinic. Astarion rushes to see her, smoking just a little bit around the edges.
WARNINGS Aftermath of the monster fight, some talk of violence/injuries. Hurt/comfort goodness.
"I wasn't even trying to be a hero this time." Read more... )

Nov. 12th, 2023


[info]tidesofchaos
[info]valloic

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[info]tidesofchaos
[info]valloic
It seems that I'm out of practice with the whole battle thing. You help take down one nether brain, take a handful of weeks off in a new world, and suddenly you forget that Misty Step is an option.

That said, I hope that everyone is doing and recovering well. That was something.

KARA DANVERS
I wanted to say thank you, for getting me to the clinic as quickly as you did. I really appreciate the assist, as I know I wouldn't have gotten there without you.
LEON KENNEDY
Thank you for helping Astarion the other day. I like him whole and unsinged, so again: thank you for helping him.
GILMORE
I heard about the shop. Are you all right?

Nov. 8th, 2023


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[info]ostyia
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[info]ostyia
[info]valloic
Magically Minded (do you think your character would see this? then yes!)

Greetings all, I am sharing on behalf of myself and Wanda (though I would never venture to speak for her, obviously) as your magical representatives for the DOA. The Directrix of Geliara Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry has requested assistance in first, containing, and secondly, closing, a portal that opened on the grounds of the school. Apparently a conjuration class had a spell go...incorrectly and now there is a portal that they are unable to do anything with.

The second piece to that is that somethings may have escaped. The details on what, exactly, they are, are a bit sketchy, so this may take some time and energy. You can come to the DOA office and read for yourself what the Directrix sent over and if you are so inclined, we can then proceed to the school for closer examination of the portal.

Certainly no one is required to participate but if you do we will most likely have their eternal gratitude and a favor to be called upon later, ho hum, it is very good for relations, and I will purchase the Dashing Doors for lunch. And probably have wine if this goes very late.

Nov. 4th, 2023


[info]thepaleelf
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[info]thepaleelf
[info]valloic
Do you know what goes well with sadness? Looking good.

I realise everyone's in their feelings lately on account of the disappearances, but I've news: 'Reap What You Sew' is officially open for business. Want to add a little sparkle to your daily uniform? Is some adornment from home beginning to fray? I do alterations, enhancements, and repairs on demand.

Distract yourself from your misery! Light up the room with an Astarion original. Pay me gobs of this silly land's currency. There will be other children. But another opportunity to look better than your nemesis? It might not present itself again anytime soon. Who's to say?

(Open Tues, Thurs, and Saturday evenings; drop-off and pick-up is open whenever you want. And, of course, I work in DOA intake Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. So much work! Truly wild.)