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Luceti Mods ([personal profile] lucetimods) wrote2014-11-20 11:49 pm
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so you accidentally slept with your great-great grandma

Hey everyone, guess what? It's the 20th of November!! That means, as per the previous mod post, the time travel plot is officially wrapped up and everyone should now be shifted back to the future! Congratulations on a job well done, everyone. We're all very proud.

Characters will arrive to find the village mostly the same, appearance-wise, aside from the changes done in the past that stuck. Please specify changes done in a thread below so we can make appropriate updates to the map! Also, there might be some new people around. As mentioned before, returning characters (and holy crap are there ever a lot of them) have the option of altering their histories so that they never actually left Luceti. To do so, of course, some updated history is required… and that's where this post comes in!

Below you can find a list of timeline changes. This is by no means a complete list, and more will be added as we get questions and think of more relevant stuff. Also, an NPC post will go up some time in the (hopefully near, but bear with us here) future as an event follow-up. In the meantime, have fun with your reunion party! A log should be posted shortly. (If anyone has difficulty accessing or posting to it, please ping a mod ASAP.)


CHANGES TO BE AWARE OF:

  • the Malnosso as it existed previously never formed. Romaeus (who has never in this timeline used the name John), Julia (who was never Rem either), and Theo (who never became the cultist general thanks to the mission) formed an organization called World of Their Future (in honour of those sent to save the existence of, well, everyone), a peaceful international group devoted to furthering the science that will bring the world closer towards a lasting peace. This is the organization now responsible for running the enclosures and keeping the populace safe and provided for. Each leads a separate division:
    • Romaeus is the head of Development and Research, which studies Shifting, natural and artificial, and searches for a permanent way to escape the world.
    • Julia runs the Resources and Enclosure Maintenance department, responsible for food supply, relaying of information (sometimes through the ANI system), and communication between all branches of the organization.
    • Theo runs the Peacekeeping and Enforcement Patrol, which is a militia/police group focused on protecting the residents and the organization, either from outside issues or, if necessary, resolving problems within the world's various enclosures. He's back to being the general, but in a good way this time.

  • The cultists are all but wiped out. Without Theo to turn the tide and guide the resistance along the path of mass sacrifices, the group floundered and most of them joined up with the combined efforts of Romaeus and Tyr's new organization. Some of them felt they had gone too far to turn back, and over the years others have been led towards that conclusion, either by propaganda or spirit possession, but overall the threat from their ideals is minimal and sacrifices are almost unheard of. As a result, Drafts have been erased from history, replaced on very rare occasion by missions to fight small groups of cultists or deal with especially troublesome wild spirits. For the most part, the world is at peace, allowing the former Malnosso organization to focus on research.

  • Shifts within Luceti (and other enclosures) still happen, and in the past have happened. Either from the barrier going down or the organization experimenting with Shift technology, many of the Shift-based events of the past still happened. The organization is very apologetic and openly communicates when a known Shift is going on, but these things do happen, sorry! And really, it's a small price to pay for free food and shelter, as well as protection from the natural shifts beyond the barrier.

  • Abductions/Kidnappings no longer occur. Sometimes characters will be asked to voluntarily come to the organization for light testing, but it's no more invasive than a doctor's visit and it helps with their research. This is not enforced, though volunteers are rewarded for their assistance. (Sort of like mission points.) All past rewards characters have received can be credited to this or helping with Theo's peacekeeping efforts.

  • Speaking of, the barrier is no longer as impermeable as it used to be. The technology has been modified to allow barcoded individuals to pass freely in and out of the enclosure they originated from. Passing into other enclosures is limited to when the tech is adjusted to allow for it (AKA past events where enclosures may have visited another during times of crisis) and natural shifting and wild spirits make it dangerous to leave one's enclosure long-term, but freedom to explore the world is now available to everyone. There have been occasions in the past when the barrier has sealed everyone in (and this occurs when experiments are run, so that results can be studied) but for the most part it's open. We'll have an updated map with all the enclosures currently in existence some time in the near future, as well as important landmarks.



  • SOME ADDITIONAL NPC DETAILS:

    • Bilirubin is an active member of World of Their Future serving as a representative of Romaeus's team where his more jovial and friendly personality gives a more personal touch, as opposed to Romaeus and his stiffer personality. Unsurprisingly, he still managed to turn himself blue. His own personal research towards relocating large winged individuals in the world is nearing completion.

    • The Commandant works under Theo as his second in command- she's a lieutenant-general now, though. She isn't really in open communication with enclosures due to Theo being much more charismatic, but she's been seen on missions.

    • Specialist Davis is still around, though has little to do with the enclosures. In fact, both he and Carol retired from the organization to work on their family!

    • Zompano is under extreme lockdown. A few years ago he did manage to escape and cause trouble by changing the memories of those in the Luceti enclosure, but he was swiftly brought down and locked up again.

    • Cave Johnson never even made it into management. He now runs a used automobile dealership in Desset City instead.

    • That NPC you care way too much about went on to finish his sixth doctorate and cure wing cancer. (Yes, that’s a thing here!)

    • Jacob never stopped mopping floors… or did he? Come to think of it, no one's heard from that guy in years. Huh.

    • Tyr is also conspicuously absent. He's never actually been a presence in Luceti during the last seven years, so no one noticed him going missing. He's still a bit of a legend, of course, but details are scarce.


    Now, I'm sure you're wondering: how does this affect my character? Well, it depends.

    FOR THOSE RETURNING FROM THE FUTURE:
    Your existing memories and physical conditions (eg. scars from old drafts that no longer happened) should still remain the same. The information above would be known world history, what's explained in any written or verbal guide for the world, and what every NPC and enclosure resident would believe to be true, but it's certainly not what you remember happening.

    FOR THOSE REJOINING US AS NEW ARRIVALS:
    You have the freedom to remember Luceti as it was when you were part of it, however world events would seem much fuzzier and harder to remember than normal character interactions, and it would conflict with the state of the world so much it might just feel wrong to remember things like drafts and cultists and such. Especially when hardly anyone else seems to remember it, either. Physically, you can be the same as you were or as you should be without drafts and wars and such. Your choice.

    FOR THOSE REJOINING US WITH THE BELIEF THAT THEY NEVER LEFT:
    The history described above is the only one you've ever known. Anything else would feel, at best, like a dream you had of a much less pleasant world. Any physical changes or mental scars from drafts should be gone or have alternate reasons for existing.

    Physical conditions mentioned above can also mean Death Penalties, though characters are openly encouraged to get those fixed ASAP before endgame. Those who decide not to have them fixed will be brought in forcefully prior to the final event, so please let us know if this will be an issue.

    If you have any questions about the world as it is now, please ask! We'll add relevant stuff to the top post as it comes up.
    tenshokyaku: (Thoughtful)

    [personal profile] tenshokyaku 2014-11-21 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
    Would changes added to buildings and houses in previous Luceti have stuck? For example, house expansions like House 46 and Avatar House, and Shikamaru's elevator? Presumably mission points would've been earned through other means. Is that the case?
    bulletrina: (♔ no daydreaming)

    [personal profile] bulletrina 2014-11-21 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
    Are player plots from the previous timeline still applicable to the new timeline? Does it depend on the changes you've listed in the post (like, for instance, with abductions/kidnappings no longer a thing, certain plots wouldn't have had the chance to occur)

    Sorry, and I hope that makes sense!
    gleamed: (Default)

    [personal profile] gleamed 2014-11-21 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
    RE: NEW ARRIVALS, how will they appear in the enclosure? Same as in the good old days?

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    [personal profile] saltprince 2014-11-21 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
    Is there a big distinction between people in and out of the enclosures still? Like the people in the A-Z ones versus the people living in the area outside in what used to be the Malnosso cities or the like. Or is everyone just a citizen and we just happen to be placed in his village. Or is it like an internship program where you need to work up enough to get a starting wage where you can move out and up?

    ( that's my initial question about just trying to feel out the culture )

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    [personal profile] savedtheworld 2014-11-21 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
    Sorry if this is a very general question, but what are the tunnels like now?

    Are the filial spirits still the same - and what's the status of Twila?

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    implanta: (/stares forever)

    [personal profile] implanta 2014-11-21 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
    Can characters who think they've always been within Luceti eventually gain back their actual memories of the place? Like, something finally hits them that they've been here but in the past, left, and have come back to Newceti and they had been on some crazy war drafts?

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    [personal profile] endgames 2014-11-21 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
    First off I just want to say, man reading these blurbs gave me the biggest smile, it's so satisfying to see the world impacted in such a huge way. Thank you, mods! And so questions:

    1. For characters who still had mission points saved up, is it safe to say that they still have them and they just acquired the points through different means? Or would they be wiped out now?

    2. You mention that physical conditions like scars and death penalties should remain the same, despite the changed timeline. What does this mean for the nightmares the draftees who died in Zompania still have? Are those gone, or should we be treating them like DPs, and sign them up so John can remove them?

    3. I'm resisting the urge to ask about NPCs because that blurb about "that NPC you care too much about" works fine enough for nearly all of the ones I'd have questions on, but if it's not too much trouble can I ask if there's anything about Molly?

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    capturespecialist: (37. my bonny lies over the ocean)

    [personal profile] capturespecialist 2014-11-21 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
    So....... say, for instance, you killed off a Pokémon in a draft. Since drafts are no longer around, and Crystal would've been better prepared going into a mission to fight upstarts by those who'd accompany her rather than just volunteering for the Zompania draft because one of her bffs might've been in trouble, would it be safe to say that the Pokémon she lost on the draft is alive and well?

    /ignore the character account

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    [personal profile] corrinesbell 2014-11-21 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
    I...have questions? (After I was done wiping my eyes from the dust, absolutely from the dust, shh)

    For like the first time in forever Luceti, wow.

    Okay so

    1. If characters go back and read their previous journal entries...do they reflect this new future? Or the old one where all the terrible stuff happened? Since the journals went back to the past with them and everything.

    2. I can infer but I want confirmation anyway: so this means Vaskoth and Zompania etc. are still around and...potentially visit-able, right?

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    [personal profile] wise_maiden 2014-11-21 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
    If a character were to have written some notes in the past, bound it in a book and some kind of metal box and buried it somewhere beneath the school (or any general area really) as a precautionary factor, would they still be there?
    biophilia: Unless otherwise noted, all icons were made by me. Please ask before using! (Default)

    [personal profile] biophilia 2014-11-22 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
    Asking because I don't want to overplay it-- if you have a character who gets especially, abnormally keyed up about memory alterations (even slight) or aberrations, is the ~timeflow~ here so strong that it would overcome even those misgivings ("wow there must be a reason I'm remembering it wrong, clearly this is how things always were"), not strong enough to shut up all doubts ("no, dammit, this is a part of the whole deal here, it always goes like this"), or is this just kinda open to player interpretation?
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    Re: MOD QUESTIONS

    [personal profile] blessedbyfarore 2014-11-22 07:21 am (UTC)(link)
    Quick question! Are the new feathers coming in with the usual new feather clothes (white pants / sundress, if that's still the same), or in the clothes they were in before, or something else? Just trying to work out how long it's going to take before Link gets warmer clothing! Also, is the weather fairly typical for November at this point?
    semper_cogitans: (:|a)

    [personal profile] semper_cogitans 2014-11-23 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
    So I'm gonna have Robert here return as a pseudo-New Feather and remember old Luceti. This means he should have to get his nanocomputer back via the WoTF organization, right? Does that also mean that any of the data that were on it before he dropped would be wiped from existence? Or will all the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey shenanigans make it so that it might still exist?
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    [personal profile] deathsdoctor 2014-11-24 09:33 am (UTC)(link)
    Is the ocean still about, since this time we have no Underwater Draft causing the flooding of the desert?
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    [personal profile] showsomepeg 2014-11-21 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
    Not sure if this is the place for it, but Hiccup worked really hard to build an irrigated greenhouse in the past and had some people who volunteered to help him with it.

    That's all I got lmao.

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    [personal profile] knowitowl 2014-11-21 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
    Aang made a shelter for Wan Shi Tong with his earthbending. He's a 20 foot tall owl so it would have to be at least as big as him.

    Though whether or not it survived to the present day is questionable. Could be little more than a pile of rubble.

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    [personal profile] whiskytraitorfirefight 2014-11-21 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
    Ginia and Saori planted some apple and pear trees to form a smiley face when viewed from above just west of C1/Flame Building (between the two ^-shaped trees on the map).
    halfnhalf: ([teddy] either fond or sleepy)

    [personal profile] halfnhalf 2014-11-21 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
    Billy and Teddy planted a cedar tree sapling near where Ground Building would be, so years later now, it's a huge tree. I'm gonna assume it's to the right of it, to the side of where the fork in the path is.
    feistytrader: (pets tho)

    [personal profile] feistytrader 2014-11-21 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
    So Silver took a handful of different Pokémon world berries and planted them uh...

    Hereish?

    Jesus, the jpeg artifacts. Somewhere in the foresty area near house 11 and out of the way of anyone else's projects.

    I imagine they spread and made a nice and sizeable population out of themselves over the past few hundred years. Yet for some reason despite this berry "plant" the size of a small tree having dozens of berries you can only seem to shake or pick one at a time-
    pokeboy: (BOOIIZZ)

    [personal profile] pokeboy 2014-11-21 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
    All the tree berry things. map marks

    Red also planted pokémon world berries, around near one of the farmlands and also close to the where the old community buildings used to be. There also may be a few trees close to houses 29 and 30, as Helios ([personal profile] folklorist) planted some there. Red also worked with Red ([personal profile] bravefighter) and Eleytheria ([personal profile] winds_voice) to prepare land for farming in the future, but I'm guessing the farm lands have all been moved to where they are on our current future Luceti map?

    Since greenhouses were mentioned, I know Erwin Smith worked on putting some together, though I'm not sure if the expansion of housing would mean they've been gone.

    Also, attempts to root up bamboo and take them close to the village was attempted, and also a handful of Lewisia Silver flowers were kept and stored in one of the greenhouses to hopefully be taken care for and grown. I'm not sure if this would have made any changes to what grows in/around Luceti. \o
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    [personal profile] deathsdoctor 2014-11-22 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
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    [personal profile] generalflirt 2014-11-24 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
    Both of these are admittedly silly things but why not: Rin asked Romeaus to make sure that the trees don't lose their voices, due to someone convincing him the Malnosso silenced them. Masaomi tried to shell out poetry he'd written with foreboding hints about the future in verse to the Nomads back on Continent 5.

    No idea if those change anything, but there it is
    tea_lover64: (Playing a game)

    [personal profile] tea_lover64 2014-11-22 12:39 pm (UTC)(link)
    Iroh was attempting to convert people enlighten individuals on the importance of tea. Did he succeed?