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Mar. 23rd, 2021


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[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
Characters: Regina Mills & Thurvishar D'Lorus
What: Regina and Thurvishar investigate the recently-appeared lighthouse for traps, and find one
When: Last week
Warnings: None!

If we were in a horror movie right now, you would be the first death. I just want you to know that now. )

[info]ostyia
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[info]ostyia
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Hello, yes, hi, normally I would fill this space with some flirtatious banter or something...else witty, I don't know, but the things in the forest? They have cloaks and look like human birds? Are from Tranavia. They're called Vultures. They're blood mages, like we are, but they're...worked on? Tortured? We don't completely know how they're made, but they're made and then they're much more powerful. They're a bit like a secret police, a bit like a military. I was tutored by one, he was eccentric but not so bad compared to the rest of my tutors.

But when the process of becoming a Vulture goes--wrong--they lose their humanity and they're much more powerful because they do not listen to anyone or anything, they do not recognize limits, they are more monster than human. Which is what these are.

I think I am rambling a bit

Here's what you need to know. They're incredibly fast, and they fly, which yes, that is where the name comes from you're welcome. They're very good at just about everything because they do not care and they cannot be reasoned with. Once they set their minds (because they have a bit of a hive mind, I don't know more than that to explain it) to something, they will achieve that thing. Which is usually death. They use fire, mostly, but they've been known to create earthquakes, rip boulders out of the earth, that sort of thing. And then they have monster claws and teeth that have torn apart armor like a piece of paper.

You can behead them. That is it. Otherwise, they will keep going. They have no sense of pain, or compassion, or empathy, or anything. If you are going somewhere, I suggest it is in groups. I'll be out as well.

Serefin

I'll take care of it.

I am not underestimating you.

Mar. 15th, 2021


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[info]lupas
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Anyone else go by the defense team training today and think 'what the fuck' but also wonder if you're missing out on something hilarious?

Mar. 3rd, 2021


[info]scientificus
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[info]scientificus
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[info]scientificus
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Greetings! Dr. Hank McCoy here, with good news (well, I think it's good) and a request of sorts. Recently I received the plans and parts to build a machine called Cerebro, something that I'm familiar with as I happened to design and build it once upon a time as well, in another world a few times, actually, since it kept getting destroye--. In a nutshell, it is a machine that amplifies brainwaves - an ESP device, if you will, allowing the user to locate essentially anyone in the world (our former Headmaster of the Xavier Institute used it to track mutants across the globe), depending on their own unique mental signature.

Here, I aim to have Cerebro used as not only a locator device but also a way to understand and gain new information about technology - our current host world is filled with all sorts of tech (waypoints, for example), and this function would also be useful for anything that may appear here, or be left behind in the unfortunate instance the original owner of the tech disappeared and we have questions about the functionality.

I would appreciate some volunteers to help me test it? The only caveat, of course, is that you must have telepathic abilities - otherwise Cerebro can be a bit of an overload, and that does not seem pleasant. I'd be happy to pay you for your time - cash or chocodile Twinkies, either way, we can come to an arrangement.

Mar. 2nd, 2021


[info]prodigalmess
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[info]prodigalmess
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[info]prodigalmess
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If there's anyone watching this, I'm trying to find my way to... Morningside Manor?

It's... been a really long day.

Feb. 26th, 2021


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
[ Filtered to Bonnie Bennett ]

Good morning, Bonnie. I've several ideas regarding the expansion of Magical Research in the Department of Outlander Affairs, and one in particular I'd like to discuss with you when you have some free time. Well - that sounds rather imperial, doesn't it? Let me rephrase: it's less an expansion and more an organization of resources. We've got a robust department with lots of talent, but I feel as if we could develop more official relationships with a prime source of research and magic here at Vallo: our native covens. When I accepted the position as Department Lead, I knew I wanted to cultivate our alliances and friendships with these covens, but I've quite got my hands full as is.

I understand you to be an existing knowledge-base of these covens and their people, and I've been continually impressed by your organization and depth of magical observation. Would you have any interest in performing your current skills in an official capacity within the Department of Outlander Affairs? I need someone friendly, reliable, and clever with magic to work within our magical community to ensure that we're learning the best of each other, and more importantly, from one another. Anything we can do to ensure that they're comfortable with us - and vice versa - would only aid us. If we were to be attacked by a force greater than, for example, murder turkeys, I'm sure it would be mutually beneficial to the covens and ourselves if we could rely on one another for consistent and respectful aid.

"Magical Integrator", I think, would be an appropriate title. I'd be willing to consider a full-time or part-time position. I hope you'll give it some consideration. If this appeals in any way, let me know, and we can go out for coffee and discuss my ideas - and yours - in greater detail. As this position is new, I'd welcome any insight or specific direction you'd feel might benefit the creation of this position.

Quite a bit to toss to you on a Friday, hmm?

Feb. 19th, 2021


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[No Subject]


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[ Filtered to Friends + Department Leads + Magic Users ]

This is just a quick note to let you know that I haven't died alone in my library covered in books - I have an office now in which to do that. In recent weeks, I accepted the position of Magical Research Lead for the Department of Outlander Affairs. The previous person in this position had a number of notes I have been working through, and now that I have a decent notion of where we are, I can start planning for how I'd like us to be. Already I see several opportunities to apply the many talents and skills that we have at our disposal here at Vallo to hopefully make life more comfortable, and to offer support for those new arrivals who might add to our knowledge of Vallo's workings through their own magical talent.

I've not abandoned my current project - magical fluctuation in alternate universes - nor will I quit any existing side-projects I have agreed to. I thank you for your patience as I continue to come up to speed, and if I may assist in something with regard to magical research, please don't hesitate to reach out.

[ /Filter ]

Feb. 8th, 2021


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[info]meleski
[info]valloic
FILTERED TO JACOB, DIEGO, EVIE, AND OSTYIA. )

FIRST FILTER + THURVISHAR AND WEI WUXIAN. )

PRIVATE TO DAN. )

Jan. 24th, 2021


[info]notjane
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[info]notjane
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Thurvishar D'Lorus
Blue Sargent
WHERE The Barns
WHEN Sometime in early January (backdated before Snowglobe plot)
WHAT Blue asks Thurvishar to end the debate once and for all: is her estranged dad inside the tree?
STATUS Complete!
WARNINGS None!
“I really wish you’d warned me,” Thurvishar said with his typical dry-as-dirt humor. “I’d have worn a less casual ensemble.” Read more... )

Jan. 19th, 2021


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
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Snowglobe Vallo Network Post


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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My name is Thurvishar D'Lorus, and I specialize in the magics and theories supporting travel between different dimensions and universes. I realize that everything is very chaotic at present, but if you are in a safe place and are able to reply safely, I would appreciate some insight into the following questions so that we can start troubleshooting our unexpected presence here. More importantly, I wish to establish some idea as to how time moves in this particular universe so that we can be assured that our friends and family in Home Vallo are not moving at a different pace than ourselves. I thank you for your time and your assistance.

No. 1: Yesterday, several of our psychics in Home Vallo experienced visions ranging from vague to somewhat specific. Do you have Seers here, and if so, did they experience visions?
No. 2: What sort of visions?
No. 3: Most importantly, what time did they experience visions?

I believe that we can reasonably assume that if Seers in both Vallos had visions at the same time, we can work backwards and determine the pace of days here. I doubt any of us want to waste time if Home Vallo is moving forward at a rate of, say six days to our one.

EDITED TO ADD: Did anyone from Home Vallo share a vision with a Roz Walker? She had communications with someone who matches the following description: "Late teens, early twenties. Close to 6 feet. Brown hair, pretty blue eyes, tanned. Wearing jeans and a basic t-shirt."

Additionally:
No. 4: Is teleportation possible here?
No. 5: What method?
No. 6: Has any power suppression here been noted?


Once again, I thank you for your patience and your time. If anyone wishes to join me in this specific endeavor, I'd welcome the help.

Finally, if something uh calamitous occurs, I can join in healing others. I'm a wizard and am quite capable of doing so if there is a need.

Jan. 14th, 2021


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
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Will someone who has experience with willful teleportation into alternate realms please contact me for an interview? Ritualized transportation is fine as well. I've a giant black spot where this specific request should be in my research and I might as well wade out of spatial physics and into alternate magical abilities now while the weather is grim and long hours of work is condoned. (Elain, I promise, I am taking care of my Marimo and myself on your command. I even made and ate and resented a salad yesterday.)

[ Filtered to the Thieves Group ]

I had a very good time with our game, even if I had to launder the contents of my closet and was second out. Perhaps we might make this an every-other-month occasion? And of course if you come across someone who is like to enjoy the game, and might be easily fleeced for their goods and possessions, we might have a place for them at the table.

There are also additional complications that I did not introduce into the first game due to my intention of keeping it fairly straightforward. For example, you might add a corrupt monarch to the mix, who will have grudges of their own, or an additional murderer, or even - and I did not trust you with these, I admit - seductions. Now that I have seen you all play, I am convinced that allowing seductions into the gameplay would be a terrible idea, and therefore we must do it.

Jan. 5th, 2021


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There's a lovely apple tree up on the rooftop gardens at the apartments! I'm up there just about every other day, so I know it's new--and it's fully grown! Of course, someone could have planted a sapling and used magic to grow it so quickly, in which case I'm very jealous because there are quite a few flowers I'd like to speed up so I can see them in bloom. But the waiting is nice as well, and I like a surprise every now and then.

It's quite a sweet tree and such a bright addition! I may prune it back a bit so it has a better chance in spring, but if it's helped with magic, I suppose that may not be much of an issue.

And if you're walking the Skyhold gardens, please be careful! I think I have all of the plants cataloged with what they are, but there are still a few I'm not certain of, and certainly a few that don't enjoy being touched at all and will respond rather harshly.

Dec. 20th, 2020


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[ Filtered to Friends (Feel Free to Assume) ]

I mentioned to Ostyia the other day when she enquired about potential games that I might set up a go at Thieves, Quur's favorite party game. After a review of the rules, I think it can be easily done with interested partners if I moderate. The game is set for 8 players, and lasts as long as people can keep their stories straight - for it is a game of lying. I'd dole out ten runes to each player, each rune corresponding with a certain character trait. Your duty, as a player, is to pick five traits to keep, and five traits to conceal at all costs. On top of these ten runes, there will be an additional piece given to each player indicating whether or not they have murdered an important political figure. Your duty is to either succeed with getting away with the murder through artful lying, or to solve the crime (and absolve yourself of the guilt, for in this game, yes, you can be sent to prison unlawfully if you're unable to properly defend yourself). There are set numbers of traits in each bag of runes; for example, there are only two ladies in waiting. If you pull one, and two other people in the game are claiming to be ladies in waiting, you know they're lying about that. It sounds more complicated than it is. I'll create a cheat sheet of each rune, their number and their meaning, and send it over to interested parties well before the game.

I'm am considering doing it New Year's Eve, barring disaster and/or stringent objection. The study in my library will be perfect for it. I'll serve drinks and food, so come hungry, and we'll start at 9:00pm promptly. Around midnight we can take a break to view fireworks, and return to the game if it hasn't been solved already. Wear what you want; there's no reason to have a dress code, but I'll warn you that I am fond of capes and am liable to wear one if it's cold, and eat me if you find that too dramatic, etc.

Dec. 3rd, 2020


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
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If anyone who is acquainted with the customs of "Christianity" can illuminate the following matter I would be most grateful:

A few weeks ago I set out to familiarize myself with the various winter celebrations that are marked here, such as Yule, the Solstice, and the New Year. Christmas, a holiday of "Christianity" (who could have guessed) was one of these. I've made peace with the red-clad trespasser who stalks children (although I can't find anything more than a tenuous link to the central religious conceit of the holiday), but what's actually confusing me are the texts that tell the story of a god child who is the product of - this is where I'm lost - a virgin birth.

????? That's -- most unusual! And rather frightening, at least in my world. Magic that can produce a child out of nothing is--- VERY VERY BAD not tasteful. Do your gods not have interest in sexual intercourse? Because ours would likely flirt with a street lamp if the street lamp seemed into it. I know. I have been that street lamp, metaphorically speaking. I was not into it.

Anywho. I'm certain the virginity of the god child's mother was just a-- phrase mistranslation, right? And not a-- central tenet to the religion as it appears to be? Right? Because surely an influential religion can't have such an obsession with the notion of purity that it creates an impossible standard to live up to and never mind, I've answered my own question and am now deeply depressed, help.

Dec. 1st, 2020


[info]stressbake
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[info]stressbake
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[info]stressbake
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Y'all! It is my favorite time of the year. Not just because I love the holidays and all the baking that comes with it, but that might just be a big part of it! I'm giving y'all a look at this month's menu for Rose Apothecary, but a few news and updates:
• The PSL has been formally retired for the season. I know, I know, I sold that so much I thought I might run out of pumpkin spice. Or some of you might turn into pumpkin spice! :( But fear not! They are currently made-to-order but y'all have to give me some warning if you want a large quantity of pies!

• Secondly! If you need anything for the holidays, get your orders in as soon as possible! I'm marrying the most absolutely wonderful man in my entire life, Jack Zimmermann on Saturday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I am taking break from baking during our honeymoon! ♥

• And finally! The Vallo Vipers challenged the Outlander Raptors to a rematch on the 26th before the season starts in January. If you had a good time, or want to join us in kicking their butts again on the ice, just show up at Faber during our next practice! We'd love to have you! :)

Rose Apothecary Menu for December

Nov. 15th, 2020


[info]celebutante
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[info]celebutante
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[info]celebutante
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Greetings, Vallo denizens of all persuasions! I have a couple of announcements I wanted to share with the class before I enjoyed my Cinderella latte, which is a pumpkin spice latte where you substitute half of the pumpkin spice sauce pumps for white mocha. You're welcome for the life-changing tip.

1. If you're looking for a good place to eat after the epic hockey match today, Café Tropical is now in the city. It's from my home turf, Schitt's Creek. Really good food sometimes, and the smoothies are an adventure.

2. Into the Woods! Opening night is November 19th. The show runs 'til the 22nd, 7 PM each night with a 2 PM show on Sunday. We've been rehearsing hard, come see us!

3. My Womb Eviction Day is 12/19. I'll be throwing a party someplace so mark your calendars now! More details later, when I get potentially the right permits I'll need for this blowout.


private to cullen )

Nov. 13th, 2020


[info]nesta
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[info]nesta
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You've never seen a smug ghost until the spectral form of your sister shows up in your room in the early waking hours, waiting a few moments before saying anything. I would have rather been followed around by the dead asshole that made me fae.

Elain, please come distract. Because if this persists, I will find a way to turn her into dust, and maybe seeing you will get her to stop crowing like the beast she is.

Then I'll sell my services for any of you that are plagued by your own haunted apparitions.

Nov. 10th, 2020


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[No Subject]


[info]thatdlorusbrat
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NOVEMBER 10, MID-MORNING
THURVISHAR D'LORUS & HIS ESTRANGED GHOSTLY FATHER
"You were right in front of me, and I didn't see you."
THURVISHAR'S APARTMENT | B for BITTERSWEET
Read more... )

Nov. 9th, 2020


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
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[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
I suppose it goes without saying that I'm not much of a physical fighter - why would I be, since magic is available to me - but I believe it would be remiss of me to neglect the concept altogether. Many places are hostile to magic, and having multiple options in a fight never hurts. I don't require a class or a trainer (honestly can't imagine much worse) so much as someone to hold me accountable - a simple message going "Thurvishar, did you get up from your sodding research table at all today" would go a long way to guilt me accordingly.

In more exciting news, I've decided to concentrate more of my time to learning healing spells. I know a few, of course, but back home, healing as an institution belonged to House D'Mon, and it would have incited a minor civil war between my House and theirs to dabble (as much as I would have enjoyed rearranging Darzin D'Mon's entire head into a pleasing quiche of bone and tendon, alas, it was not an available option at the time). But, as there's no monopoly here regarding healing, and because Vallo appears to lose its goddamn mind every few weeks... seems a good idea, does it not?

There, two hobbies, underfoot. Physical improvement and advanced magics. Who's boring now?

[info]pathofnight
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[info]pathofnight
[info]valloic
So, new puppy roaming the woods. He's pretty big but harmless. I promise.

And this one doesn't need to drink blood to survive so thanks for that Vallo.

[Magic Group]

Would anyone else who's been with the group for awhile like to take over running it? You'd need to have decent relationships with the other covens and probably with most people in our group.

But let me know if you want to take on more of a leadership role. Thanks.