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axmods. ([personal profile] ataraxites) wrote2011-08-18 09:41 pm

EXPLORATION & SALVAGE.



E X P L O R A T I O N   A N D   S A L V A G E
Looking to salvage tech from the ship? Want to organize a charting expedition out into the jungle? Then you've come to the right place! Read the information below and use the forms to submit a request for mod-generated information on your characters' exploration efforts.

E X P L O R E   ( T H E   J U N G L E )
As a general activity, trips out into the jungle do not need mod input. If your character is venturing out to do some hunting or foraging, or heading down to the river, you need only work off the information available on the SETTING page and use your discretion. However, if your characters are venturing deeper into the jungle or down the cliff on a more concerted mission to explore, then this is the place for you.

Only one jungle exploration will be granted per character per month. While exploration is the primary avenue by which the game will expand and progress, large plot reveals are not guaranteed as we will also have to keep in mind pacing and game adjustment. If your exploration does involve a plot reveal, you will be required to disseminate this to the rest of the game upon your characters' return.

Please give us at least one week from the time of your request to your preferred date to write up the information for you.



S A L V A G E   ( T H E   S H I P )
The wreckage of the Tranquility is extremely unstable, making expeditions inside to salvage technology or supplies very dangerous. At the moment, Medical is the only freely accessible area - any attempts to press in further than Medical must be submitted here.

Due to the amount of damage which has been caused to the Tranquility's internal structure, your character knowing where they're going is a necessity to navigate the obstacles and blockages they are likely to encounter. Some areas will also need the nanite access granted by having signed up to that department while on board to enter or for the successful salvage of particular items. Activity in an area will also increase that area's instability; return trips will not be possible until it's had time to stabilize again.

Only one salvage attempt will be granted per character per month, any one specific area of the ship can only be salvaged from once a month, and only one salvage attempt can happen at a time.

Please give us at least one week from the time of your request to your preferred date to write up the information for you.



NOTE Barring timing conflicts, your character can be involved in any one exploration attempt AND any one salvage attempt per month, but not two explorations or two salvages in a single month.

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N A V I G A T I O N
dogbane: (ô_ô)

[personal profile] dogbane 2015-10-03 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
Name: Chinatown/[plurk.com profile] pyg
Characters: William Tsang [personal profile] dogbane and Takeshi [personal profile] throwsdown
Preferred date: First half of October 2015 please!
Preferred length: Maximum 2 IC weeks preferred!
Area: East, toward the rightmost red triangle perhaps?
Intention: There are a couple of ways this could happen, but it's honestly almost the same thing. William will be using his astral projection to wander through the jungle in general, trying to keep an eye out for longer-distance threats. However, Takeshi (suited up) will periodically be wandering about too, and leave a note when he heads out further than about half a mile. Either of them can be the first to notice something of interest laying toward the East, and then go get the other, or possibly Takeshi will run off and William will go look for him. Alternatively, as they wander about foraging, they'll hit it!

They will definitely be sharing their discovery with other people. We might drama this up depending on what this is (e.g., one of them could get in trouble, the other go to get help).

Note that William's powers allow him to walk through walls (or fall through floors) and this might be useful for weird discoveries. Additionally, Takeshi is super strong and super fast in his suit, as you may know, and I imagine he can also climb trees and spy upon things from far away. He would be able to breach barriers and other physical obstacles that would stop most other people.
Skills: Basic survival skills, learned on-game, including foraging
Supplies:
  • Takeshi's suit
  • William's golem body
  • Cooking/firestarting supplies, some food
  • Full canteen(s) of water
  • dogbane: (pleasant)

    [personal profile] dogbane 2015-10-10 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
    happy roaring sounds, looking fwd to taking people to their doom mysterious spot x
    dogbane: (smile)

    [personal profile] dogbane 2015-10-11 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
    barfs from excitement.

    OK I'm talking with Ashlee/Takeshi player. We might date a network post (using mirrors) and a log for October 11, and pretty much open the location to other players at that point. Would that be OK with you guys?

    edit via ashlee:
    takeshiplayer: should we have additional thread options in the log?
    takeshiplayer: like idk "if your character sees the mirror log and comes to investigate, go ahead and do a future-dated thread in this log!"
    takeshiplayer: IF THE MODS ARE OK WITH IT ANYWAY
    takeshiplayer: we can make potential OTA threads for others with William and Takeshi or something idk


    would this be OK? Would you want us to start an OOC post or ask people to PM you for questions about IC action effects? (things, all the things)
    Edited (cheers) 2015-10-11 02:36 (UTC)
    dogbane: (look down)

    Research

    [personal profile] dogbane 2015-11-09 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
    Hello! Over the past month or so (into the next few weeks), a number of research and analysis attempts would have been made on the findings. So far I have the following specific queries--
    1. Milagros can use her powers to examine the corpses. She will use her temporal powers (assuming they are less suppressed now) to determine when they were placed here. If possible, she'd also try to examine the manner of death, etc. with Vitakinesis. Whether or not the Vitakinesis works—
    2. Science efforts (Xenogen primarily) will be made to perform an autopsy on at least one of the corpses and see what there is to see. I'm not sure what equipment is available at the moment, or I'd be more detailed.
    3. Finally, scientific inquiry (but maybe also Vitakinesis!) will be applied to the glowing geometry patterns, to determine if it is bioluminescence or some other form of light energy production. If there is a source, they will want to find it as well! And should these investigations turn up no answer, we'll IC put out a call for more magic help.
    Apart from these particular avenues, anything else you want to throw at us I'm sure we'd be happy for. Our characters might be smarter than us.

    Please let me know if you need anything else! Thanks.
    dogbane: (brightly)

    I'm hitting all the things today

    [personal profile] dogbane 2015-12-31 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
    Sorry for my delay, this time.

    Just reviving item #1.

    With regard to Mila's Vitakinesis, her player and I talked it over and were hoping she could (backdated to prior to her drop) use her powers to estimate time-of-death (and other factors in the death) based on microorganisms in the body. Living bacteria and other small critters that might have made use of the corpses might provide some type of clue! I'm not completely certain as to Mila's actual forensic/autopsy experience using Vitakinesis before, but I can follow-up inquiry with her player if that would be helpful.

    Thanks!