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Mar. 28th, 2021


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[info]pushonward
[info]valloic
Now that my hangover has finally subsid I spent a great deal of time learning how to cook again when I went blind, and then adjusted again as our world went through some trying times, and now I find myself in an unfamiliar world. I've been doing research and a little shopping to procure ingredients I'm unfamiliar with so that I might experiment in the kitchen.

Would anyone here be interested in being a taste-tester? I could use a few people with varying tastes and preferences to try out a few dishes and provide honest feedback.

Eight total, four for Wednesday, two for lunch, two for dinner, and four for Thursday at the same times. If you have dietary restrictions, please feel free to include them in your interest. Dinner will include the option of a paired wine, if you're one to drink.

[NOCTIS, GLADIO]
I'm not entirely sure what I sh I Are Prompto had pictures on my phone, of me. I'm not entirely sure why, but he assured me they were "quality". Would either of you be willing to approve of them before I post blindly?

[OOC: THESE pictures linked!]

Mar. 26th, 2021


[info]theyellowbird
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[info]theyellowbird
[info]valloic
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

Evie, Kratos, Solaire, if I haven't said it already, thanks for keeping me alive the other day.

If there is anything anyone needs over the next few days, especially if you're healing, let me know if there's anything the department can do to help you out.

Working off the assumption that we will be in the clear next week, we won't find any Vulture stragglers, and things remain Vallo-normal, I'll make good on that dinner and drinks offer next week. Wednesday, after patrols. If something else is going on, or if everyone needs more time, let me know.

Mar. 15th, 2021


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[info]wedobones
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[info]wedobones
[info]valloic
[ Sword Lady Enthusiasts + Baby Lesbians/Bisexual/Questioning Women ]

I got a couple of comments from you lot about wanting to see my sword, but I got distracted by showing Vanya a koala gif and things all went to hell. Not literally - hope none of you are having a bad day from that... creepy... forest... thing. ANYWAY, well, there's nothing I love more than showing my two-hander off - she's a claymore, massive, rude - and I'd be happy to take her out on a playdate if you're willing.

Meet me at the training grounds Wednesday and we'll find a nice little place. This filter's ladies only; I figure we get enough of men making "hur hur my sword is a dick" jokes in our day to day (which, to be honest, I appreciate) so if you bring a guest make sure she identifies as a woman.

And if you wanna talk ladies kissing ladies, who am I to stop you? Forsooth, I could not.

Mar. 14th, 2021


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[info]pathofnight
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I am really really really sorry for the broadcasting of death, despair and torment that's coming from the forest right now.

I need some help trying to ward it off so it stops seeping out into the world.

Vallo decided to be an asshole and give me more of Hell.

Because its a jerk.

Like we really needed another forest inside of the forest? What's next? The sea of sorrows? Fields of Witness? Sending Vlad's tomb?

Mar. 2nd, 2021


[info]theyellowbird
[info]valloic

[info]theyellowbird
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[info]theyellowbird
[info]valloic
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT.

If I haven't said it recently, you're all amazing and this department is lucky to have each of you.

How would everyone feel about a team dinner out one night? We can hold a private event at Galahd's. Food and drinks on me. Karaoke optional.

Mar. 1st, 2021


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[info]housetrevelyan
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[ Filtered to Richie ]

So your birthday is coming up, and I was curious - how do you feel about surprise birthday parties? I realize that asking you this removes the actual element of surprise, but different people like different things, and while you seem the sort to "roll with it" (and how), I didn't want to put you in the delicate position of being shocked by having people in your apartment that you didn't plan for.

For the record: I don't mind surprise parties, but I also like to make sure that I'm wearing something nice and have recently brushed my teeth, so-- I prefer "surprise" parties in which heavy hinting is involved. Also, I'm dense, so I mean-- very heavy hinting. Lots of eyebrow work. Given the girth of your eyebrows, I have every confident that you can succeed.

[ /Filter ]

EDITED TO ADD: [Filter to Richie's Friends ]
The seventh is Richie's birthday, and I'd like to throw him a surprise party. I'm thinking Skyhold, as it's fairly easy to keep clean, but if you have any other ideas, I'm listening. I've already got an idea for a coffee bar - it's how we met - but I think we need some sustenance as well. Would appreciate any help or planning ideas!

[ /Filter ]

Today, I had a cruffin, which is-- I don't even know. A gift? From fickle deities? Let's just say that so far, strange combinations of things have really worked out well, because the cockapoo I met at the animal shelter benefit was adorable. What other strange combinations of things should I see or try? I've already done "fight a god while armless" so cross off that one.

Feb. 24th, 2021


[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

[info]wedobones
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[info]wedobones
[info]valloic
It's funny how unpredictably nostalgia can hit you. I don't have much to be nostalgic for - I had a wretched existence as a searingly attractive-yet-abused indentured servant back home in the dripping ossuary caverns of the Ninth - and yet the people! A tiny blot of people. Not many people, mind, but a few - they're worth missing. Sex Pal would have just loved this place. He's a scholarly type - into dusty things of Great Historical Import - whatever that is. He'd absolutely see all the shit the academics have done here and just yeet himself into the center of it. (Incidentally, Sex Pal is not a sex pal; his name is Palemedes Sextus and he is a beautiful soul trapped within an amber of bitchiness, and he deserves the nickname. I don't swing that way because have you seen boobs, but if you put a knife to my throat and I had to chose, I'd go with Fandral here at Vallo anyhow. He reminds me of a palomino. Anyway, Sex Pal is just a name he hates and pretends not to notice when I use it. Sex Pal thinks I'll stop using it if he doesn't give me a reaction. I am going to use it until the universe ends.)

Anywho, rather than sit about and mope and wonder how everyone back home is - dead and/or smug, I'd wager - I'm going to try something new - yoga! It sounds awful. I can't wait to bend myself into a plate of spaghetti and wonder what the hell past!Gideon was thinking. Anyone have any experience? Can I do it raging?

[ Filtered to Serefin ]
I've been patient, I've been sweet-tempered and just, I haven't grabbed you by the ankles and shaken you, so now I must ask: why have you been moping about looking like some aggressively-haunted Victorian doll? I didn't want to be a bother but I simply can't be mature any longer.

Feb. 22nd, 2021


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[info]valloic

[info]trashmouthed
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[info]trashmouthed
[info]valloic
High Scorer is now my favorite arcade here because I found the most amazing shit in the claw machine. It's like this shiny rock necklace and it glows bright red. I feel so blinged out when I wear it and I don't even know what it's made of. Satan's tears, maybe?

I mean I put it on and then it was like SURPRISE FLAMES and I hadn't ever really farted fire since that Burrito Box adventure in college but it wasn't even that. No, like, I literally threw fire. From my fists, not my ass.

This place is wild.

[info]impsychicnow
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[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic
FILTERED TO OUTLANDERS WITH MAGIC

Feel free to ignore this, but I'm hoping to get feedback or suggestions from people who might be interested.

Vallo Covens usually put on public events during the Wheel of the Year celebrations here, they invite the public, showcase their specialties, celebrate the holiday, and so on. I'm trying to measure the interest in Outlanders on putting on our own event and inviting Vallo natives. It could be Vallo coven members only, it could be Outlanders and Vallo coven members only, I'm open to different ideas, my current focus is on if there would be interest from our side. It does not have to be during any holiday, I'm not looking to compete with locals.

Thank of it as a celebration, or maybe a world fair. A more casual and fun opportunity to connect with locals, and explain more about your own magic, if you want. Maybe you have a business that revolves around magic, maybe the people from the world with Quidditch could make a game possible, maybe you make your own wine, or are looking to connect with locals in your field of specialty.

Is there any interest in a Outlander magic-focused event where we invite locals?

Feb. 18th, 2021


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[info]valloic

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[info]awerewolf
[info]valloic
[ FILTERED AWAY FROM MATT DONOVAN ]
So my life partner, Matt Donovan, has a birthday coming up next week, but he's been stuck taking care of me lately. So I'm going to pull myself out of this funk I've been in and make sure he has a great birthday.

So anyone that likes a good party with food, drinks, and cake, please feel free to show up at Ásynja Meadery this Friday at around 7 PM. If you don't to know us, but think of it as a chance to get to now.

[ooc; please pretend this was posted on Monday!]

Feb. 14th, 2021


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[info]valloic

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[info]valloic
For anyone else who woke up looking at the date today and felt like throwing a knife at it, for whatever reason, petty or legitimately heartbreaking, remember that all that chocolate is going on major discount tomorrow.

Also, I'm going to do a burger crawl today if anyone wants to join.

Feb. 9th, 2021


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[info]valloic
So I won this free yoga class taught by forest elves and I thought that would be the worst part of my day because they bend in ways no mere mortal can bend.

Then really angry turkeys interrupted the class and I think one of them took my gym bag with my phone inside so today has just not been, you know, great.

Feb. 3rd, 2021


[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic

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[No Subject]


[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic
OUTLANDER COVEN

I've secured a private tour of the Silniara Covens farm for those of you interested. They specialize in healing magic. The tour includes their vineyard and winery, if you're a fan of wine tastings, and they also make some pretty tasty kombucha if you're not interested in wine. There's no date set yet. I'm looking to gage the level of interest and when everyone would be free for a few hours.

Basically, anyone interested in a group wine tasting?

Feb. 2nd, 2021


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[info]valloic

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[info]valloic
People who give the side eye and comment isn't it a little late for that much coffee when you show up to the meeting with a giant Starbucks cup at 3pm are the literal worst.

FILTERED TO FRIENDS OF BONNIE & BONNIE:
Friday is Bonnie's birthday. Sirius and I are throwing her a little get together at Grimmauld Place so please RSVP here (Bonnie you can not not RSVP) so I know numbers!

Nothing too crazy. Show up around 7:30, we'll have a late dinner and drinks and just generally celebrate the awesomeness that is Bonnie!

Jan. 25th, 2021


[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic

[info]impsychicnow
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[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic
For anyone who is new, or newly interested, I wanted to remind everyone about the Outlander Coven. Vallo itself is populated by a number of covens, some big, some small, with various ranges of specialties. The Outlanders have our own Coven, and we come together to talk magic, teach, learn, and forge connections with the local covens.

Obviously, it's not required for anyone with magic to participate. But if anyone is interested, you're welcome to check it out.

On that note, Imbolc is on Monday, February 1. The Covens will be celebrating the beginning of Spring. Expect some big bonfires to celebrate the returning of the sun. There will be food, magic demonstrations, and likely some weather divination happening. Think of it as a magic groundhog day to find out if winter will last or if spring is around the corner.

It's also a time for spring cleaning, so if you have anything that you're looking to get rid of, consider bringing it to the celebrations. The covens will collect donations for charity.

There's also going to be something like a polar swim early morning on Monday, jumping into moving water to cleanse and purify.


OUTLANDER COVEN.

We have a meeting on the 28 in the backroom of Uncommon Goods for those who can make it. Please feel free to bring snacks with you if you'd like. I'll confirm which covens have extended an invitation for Imbolc events that are not open to the general public then.

If anyone else wants to host the next meeting, let me know.


ooc: please pretend this meeting was previously mentioned and because I just completely forgot about everything sorry <3

[info]trashmouthed
[info]valloic

[info]trashmouthed
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[info]trashmouthed
[info]valloic
Praise be to Tally, who taught me how to make dandelion wine while we were in Depresso Vallo and so I started a batch here and it is like, for super smart people because it requires yeast and a fermentation vessel. Catch me on the flip side after 500 hours, it'll be ready and we'll drink it all.

Also, here's a handy list for people from Absolutely Not Vallo, if you never had real junk food before and need to perk up your tastebuds. This is just a starter.

• Dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets
• Funfetti cake
• Cheese balls in a can (not the curls, the balls)
• Turkey legs
• Fried cheese curds
• Any pie on a stick
• Funnel cake
• Cookie fries
• Chicken and waffles
• Pho (okay, that one's sorta healthy - how am I not dead from a heart attack yet? Who knows)


private to nyx and bucky's friends & family )

Jan. 22nd, 2021


[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic

[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic

Both Vallo Networks


[info]impsychicnow
[info]valloic
Consider this post a proposal for solving this snowglobe issue.

Thanks to Adam and Ronan, we have a piece of Cabeswater Vallo Prime with magic signatures in Vallo Dark.

I propose those of us with magic in both Vallos focus our power and use this piece as an anchor point to open a door.

This should be done somewhere easy to defend, and will need to be the same place in both Vallos. I'm thinking the clinic. That way those with injuries can come through and receive medical attention immediately. Since Vallo Dark is filled with monsters, we'll likely need the defense teams ready to go on both ends. Those of us working on holding open the door probably shouldn't split our attention and use magic to hold off monsters.

Smashing might work, but be also know that shaking the snowglobe caused an earthquake, so what if smashing it causes something worse? How do we know people will come out back to normal, and how do we know it won't release the monsters on that side as well?

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.


Poll #8348 How do you solve a problem like a snowglobe?
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

How do you solve a problem like a Snowglobe?

View Answers

Magic
17 (70.8%)

Smash
7 (29.2%)

Jan. 21st, 2021


[info]sunbro
[info]valloic

[info]sunbro
[info]valloic

Combined Networks


[info]sunbro
[info]valloic
I was going to write this as advice for those trapped with me here in Needs Work Frankly Vallo, but now that communications has been established, everyone can see it! Gosh, it's a little unnerving.

So Your Beloved Home Has Gone Dark and Ashy and Awful and Everything Wants to Kill You, Including Your Friends: A Primer
  • First, don't panic! Panicking does no one any good and only attracts monsters and bandits.
  • Secondly, assess your situation: are you in a safe area? If not, find one. Safe areas typically include a tidy little bonfire, friendly inhabitants, and a place to sharpen your blade. Unsafe areas include lava, trap-stuffed castles, poison swamps, dragon hoards, undead-filled towns, priests, and people who try to stab you.
  • How do you feel? Do you feel healthy, hale, and energetic? Or do you feel sluggish, foggy-brained, possibly cannibalistic? You might need to consider that you are changing to match your surroundings.
  • Do you have any healing items on you? If so, these are worth their weight in gold, but it's the apocalypse, so gold does fuck all. Nevertheless, healing items are very valuable! If you don't have any, try to find some, or barter for some, or get them off a corpse.
  • Determine what sentimental items you wish to carry to remind you of how things used to be, but ensure that they are lightweight. I have a special miracle caster given to me by a loved one before she passed that I always carry, along with a few rings. All these items are useful in addition to make me feel both happy and sad when I look at them too long.
  • Local animals may seem friendly, but approach them cautiously. Sometimes, they're cute because they want to eat you.
  • Feeling sad? Nostalgic for what you've lost? It's fine to have emotions about the past, but don't let it drag you down too deeply. Talk to your friends and colleagues about your feelings. They're your loved ones for a reason; I promise you don't annoy them by existing.
  • Feeling angry? That's perfectly understandable too! Try to use that aggression against monsters, not your friends and allies.
  • Feeling like a good roll in the hay? Also understandable! Everyone knows that funerals are the best places to pick up a date for the evening. Be respectful and courteous and if you're like me, take your shirt off a lot and things tend to work out for you, unless you're in a place where taking off your shirt isn't respectful and courteous, in which case don't do it you slug.
  • It's okay to take breaks! No one can be "on" all the time, and working yourself to exhaustion will only make it more depressing when you mess up and let your best friend get stepped on by a dragon. Hypothetically. (We worked it out.)
  • Do you want to blame someone? I understand the impulse, but it's not healthy or relevant while you're in danger. It's more important to make sure that you're safe and your friends are safe before you start blaming people, even bad people, for your current predicament. If you're religious, feel free to blame the gods. Chances are, they're totally responsible anyhow, and they don't tend to care when they're blamed because deep down, they know they're jerks. (Your experiences with gods may differ from mine.)
  • Finally, enjoy the little things. This apocalypse is your apocalypse, too! Tomorrow, you may get smashed in the head by a falling building and squished to unrecognizable paste. So give those compliments, tell your loved ones how special they are to you! They'll think of you more fondly if they should find your squishy corpse later.
I hope this was helpful! Please ask me any questions you might have, and I'll try to answer. Obviously most of this was from my own experience watching Lothric go to absolute shit, so not all experiences are universal experiences!

[info]alteridem
[info]valloic

[info]alteridem
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Snowglobe Vallo Network Post


[info]alteridem
[info]valloic
Hey so, we might've tuned the psychic radio with Vallo. The one that isn't a steaming pile of dogshit, that is. Anybody else feel the difference? Might go for anybody with magic, honestly. I'm not psychic but I can still feel it.

Anyway, I'm going to need something as close to an indestructible lunchbox as I can find so if you got the goods, hit me up.

Jan. 20th, 2021


[info]trashmouthed
[info]valloic

[info]trashmouthed
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snowglobe vallo - open to everyone


[info]trashmouthed
[info]valloic
Good morning fuckers. I MET PRINCESS LEIA YESTERDAY HOLY SHIT MAYBE THIS PLACE DOESN'T SUCK SO BAD-- Who wants pie for breakfast? It's like mediocre-ass pie but there's definitely fruit in it so you can say you won't get scurvy. There's also pizza and garlic knots, all from the food storage lockers at Nino's Pizza. Blue knew the combination and we hauled everything back to Morningside, and set up in the lobby.

So yeah, food. Come get you some. You need something to sop up the booze if you're gonna partake in 507's BYOC generosity.