As promised, it’s been roughly a week since we posted AC (In some timezone, anyway). As such, it’s time for us to both announce our next event and post a CR meme to follow along with it.
For this month’s event, we’ve gone so far as to create a new comm. We now have kingdomtalks in addition to our log community. As you might have guessed, it’s something of a network community, but it’s tailored to suit the setting of the game. This event will introduce this new game mechanic in a manner we hope will be extremely educational. Be sure to request access to this new comm so you can jump in right away!
All characters will wake up to a small, neatly wrapped package outside of their door. When they open it, they’ll find a plain, leather bound book and a quill that seems to be tailored to suit their personality (If your character likes blue, it might be blue. If your character is a pretentious asshole, it might be a peacock feather) and several bottles of ink, none of which are labelled in any particular fashion. The book is completely blank and super boring looking, until it flips itself out of hand and flips open to the first page, where The Mistress will write her opening message. Words appear on the page as they are written.
YOU NEED NOT WONDER WHY OR HOW THESE BOOKS HAVE BEEN GIFTED TO YOU. THEY WERE A GIFT FROM ME. GENEROUS, I KNOW.
AS FOR WHY: I’VE FOUND THAT WITH SO MANY OF YOU OPTING TO ABANDON THE CASTLE TO BE RECKLESS RENEGADES, IT’S TERRIBLY HARD TO KEEP IN CONTACT. SO, THIS BOOK WILL ALWAYS ALERT YOU WHEN I HAVE SOMETHING TO CONVEY TO THE WHOLE KINGDOM, EVEN IF IT NEEDS TO FLY IN YOUR FACE OR YOUR BALLS.
GENEROUS AS I AM, I’VE ALSO ALLOWED YOU TO WRITE MESSAGES TO ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE BOOKS. IT’S SIMPLE, REALLY, EVEN WITH THE APELIKE INTELLIGENCE IT TAKES TO LIVE IN POVERTY WILLINGLY. YOU WRITE A MESSAGE IN THE PAGES, AND IT APPEARS IN EVERY BOOK IN THE ENTIRE KINGDOM. IF YOU WANT TO DISCUSS SOMETHING PRIVATELY, YOU NEED TO WRITE THE NAME OF YOUR INTENDED ON THE TOP OF YOUR PAGE. THEN YOU CAN GET AS DIRTY AS YOU LIKE, NOBODY WILL BE READING.
AGAIN, EVEN THOSE WITH APE LIKE INTELLIGENCE CAN UNDERSTAND THIS, SO IF YOU COULDN’T READ OR WRITE BEFORE, YOU’LL FIND YOU CAN. MY MESSAGES ARE TOO IMPORTANT TO MISS OUT OF PURE STUPIDITY, OF COURSE.
YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED I SENT A COUPLE OF BOTTLES OF INK ALONG WITH THE BOOK. THAT’S BECAUSE I KNOW YOU’LL ALL BE TERRIBLY EXCITED BY THIS GIMMICK. JUST DON’T EXPECT ME TO READ ANYTHING YOU WRITE, I DON’T REALLY HAVE THE TIME.
ACCEPTING OF YOUR GRATITUDE,
Yes, that’s correct. A direct and community wide messaging system is now in place.
☆This system is text only, there will be no voice or video options.
☆Messages can be made privately if they are addressed at the top, otherwise they are community wide.
☆Your name appears under every message you write, it is impossible to be anonymous at this point unless you use the right ink.
☆You cannot use another person’s quill.
☆Only messages from The Mistress make the book come to life. If she has something she wants you to read, the book will fly repeatedly into your face or body until you do so.
☆Illiterate characters will be able to read and write. The quill will write whatever message they are trying to convey, and the written words are understandable to them.
Now for the fun part. Those pots of ink? Enchanted, of course. The Mistress is looking to stir trouble while implementing her changes. Each ink draws a different response out of a quill, and sometimes it’s impossible to resist. Some of the different effects the inks have include:
☆The Ink of Unrestrained Thought. It writes whatever you’re thinking.
☆The Ink of Unrestrained Dirty Thought. It writes whatever dirty thoughts are lurking in the back of your mind.
☆The Ink of Unrestrained Dirty Thoughts you Didn’t Know You Had. Sometimes the quill has a way of planting ideas in your head.
☆The Ink of Innuendo. Everything you write becomes an innuendo.
☆The Ink of Anonymity. This makes your messages unidentifiable, meaning nobody can tell who you are when you write.
☆The Ink of Perverse Anonymity. Not only are your messages anonymous, they’re filthy. You wouldn’t want your name attached to this sort of shit.
☆The Ink of Invitation. Shy? This quill is perfect. It cuts out the middleman and invites the hottie over to your place for some one on one time. Only it isn’t very discerning and tends to invite everyone, awkward.
Feel free to get inventive with these. Your character could dip their quill into just about anything, completely unaware of what they’re about to unleash. Of course, there's also just plain old ink available...but where's the fun in that?
You may also put up an IC contact post in your character’s journal for in-game messagesQUESTS FOR MAY
Remember, to accomplish a quest and earn coins, you just need to address the quest in a thread somewhere or play it out fully with others. We urge you to tally your own coins and remind you that jobs come with monthly payment. Apprentices
Writing Mistress’s Dirty Letters to dignitaries in foreign Kingdoms- 20g
Drawing countless images of The Mistress, posing nude- 10g
Washing graffiti off the castle walls- 5g Guards
Writing and drawing wanted posters for criminals - 20g
Drawing warning signs for various faults around the castle- 10g
Leaving graffiti for the Apprentices- 5g Outliers
Transcribing the grand tales of warriors who cannot write- 20g
Drawing caricatures for fellow peasants- 10g
Writing dirty poems for sale- 5gTHIS IS ALSO A CR MEME
so please re-introduce yourselves and use this post as a place to plot for the event and for the game at large.
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