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Who: EVERYONE + Returnees
What: Day 2 of the Invasion!
Where: EVERYWHERE
When: ICLy: The 30th! OOCly: May 5th to May 9th!
Warnings: Please warn in your subject line if anything that deserves a warning occurs; this includes R-rated things as well as things worthy of a content warning/trigger warning.

The Central info post



Description: The first spaceships get through... and strangely enough they land only inside echo boundaries, disappearing somewhere in the Mesosphere and reappearing about ten kilometres above ground. They always operate in exactly the same way: They bomb an area to clear it and then land their spaceship to release roughly a hundred soldiers (they look like humans).

Each group of soldiers is equipped with extremely technically advanced equipment and on top of that has one super power - one could also say that it are all groups of 100 clones of the same person. The super powers range from telekinesis to the control of an element to telepathy and so on, but each soldier only has one. They are stronger than grinches - basically, your character will have trouble with them no matter what their powers are. They are not stormtroopers, they are darth vaders, so to speak. That said, they can be taken down, it will just be hard. A numbered with special talents will find that the troops communicate and will send in an unit that is equipped to handle that specific talent (f.ex: Against a very fast giant, they'll call people who can catch and keep him in place with telekinesis). So no super power works eternally, and they'll have to retreat and do quick surprise attacks on groups that can't hurt them once they've been figured out by the Enemy's troops.

According to what so far has been submitted about numbered battle power, plans and such, the following picture can be painted:

At first, they will land in the areas where the resident Animal was killed or is out of commission: Locke City, Las Vegas and Christmas Island.
Locke City: Due to the fairly high number of numbered defenders, the city will remain in numbered/human hands. It will however suffer heavy destruction. Locke City will be heavily damaged by secure, being entirely defended by numbered and unnumbered humans.
Las Vegas: Due to the in comparison much lower number of numbered defenders, Las Vegas will fall. If numbered decide to turn the mountain and its insides into a fortress, that will hold and be able to shelter pretty much the whole population of Las Vegas and surroundings. The Enemy's troops will slowly start to spread from Las Vegas and conquer the surrounding areas. Las Vegas and Western North America (USA/Mexico) will be destroyed and fallen.
Christmas Island: Due to the low number of defenders, Enemy soldiers will quickly get a hold of the island... until Julien destroys the glass cage over the central Mushroom. As soon as that has happened, the mushroom will put spores into the air that take root in the enemy soldiers' brains and make them fight all further invaders, also following those who have started to cross the ocean to Indonesia and further. Christmas Island & South East Asia will thus be damaged but secure, being entirely defended by the Mushroom.

Once it is clear that Las Vegas is falling, which will be around noon GMT, the Enemy's troops will start to land in areas where the Animal was weakened: Lapland, Santarem, Neuschwanstein, London. In all these areas, the Animal itself will fight, but it will require numbered assistance. Local military and police will help out with fighting enemy soldiers inside and outside of the echo boundaries.
Santarem: The Swarm (literally a swarm of dragonflies) can hold the area, but a couple of troops manage to sneak past them and start to go on a rampage in South America. Local military and the American military that just invaded Brazil itself will cease their hostilities and turn on those new invaders instead. They can for the most part take care of the alien invaders, but there'll be some destruction. South America is damaged but fairly secure.
Lapland: A good number of santas has been killed at the beginning of the year and there are very few numbered there, so while the enemy can be kept at bay, troops still manage to sneak past them (and the horned giant Animal that will rise from the ice to defend the area). Mostly, they wander into Russia, but a few also head down into southern Finland and into Scandinavia. Again, the local militaries will take care of the enemy soldiers fairly well - they mostly aim to capture and not kill, though, so a number of aliens will be in prison around Norway, Sweden and Finland after this. Northern/Eastern Europe is damaged but fairly secure.
Neuschwanstein is in a fairly similar position, with a number of wolpertingers and doppelgängers having died for various reasons or being caught in other echo boundaries/the ghost zone (though all will attempt to return to the Neuschwanstein Area for this. Including those that are ghosts now) and few numbered fighting there. Due to the higher population and country density in the area, there will be more casualties but the surrounding militaries will also manage to contain the danger more quickly. South/Middle Europe is damaged but fairly secure.
London: Cousin Itt will completely take over the underground and parts of the ground - no enemy soldier will manage to leave the area. But that means that the hair can do less about the soldiers that land in the city itself, so they will for the most part be up to numbered to fight - they could of course just give up the whole city, but giving up a capital...? England will be secure, but London itself will be heavily damaged.

In the areas where the Animal remains unharmed, which are Tokyo and the Galapagos Islands, the Animals will be able to take care of the invaders alone, but everything that is there can be damaged in the process. So Tokyo and the Galapagos Islands are secure but damaged, yet the area around them is unharmed

A special area to defend is space. People can decide to assist Jörmungandr with battling the spaceships, but they have to watch out for the serpent so it doesn't trash them in its trashing. At least there are no civilians here?

What this day is for: This day is for fighting, evacuating, helping and organizing. This is the pure battle day, basically; non-combatans have plenty to do with trying to get civilians to safe places, providing medical aid, coordinating things, getting supplies from one echo boundary to the other, getting in trouble... what have you.


How this works:

- Day 2 will have alien encounters. Please NPC these aliens yourself but keep in mind the following: 1. The aliens are strong. They are Darth Vaders, not Stormtroopers, and will give your character trouble. 2. They land in groups of hundred, and like acting as a group to make winning easier on themselves. All aliens in a group have the same one superpower - this power can be pretty much anything, from telepathy through telekinesis to controlling elements, or whatever else you can come up with. 3. If you have any questions, please as them here!
- Space is now an available echo boundary. Just make sure to not fly too low, you don't want to be at 10% of your echoes mid-air, after all...
- There will be no toplevels on this post. Please start your own threads freely! Please format the subject line like this: "Location(s)/Network | ota/closed/etc". Please keep in mind that each character may change location twice per day (= a maximum of three different locations) and that the moon/space location is still off limits on the 1st Day.
- This post can be used for both network and action threads.
- Keep in mind that returnee characters must have checked in and must request their echoes if they get any.
- Please direct all questions to this thread on the General Invasion Guide
- For the returnee registration, please go here.

[Video]

Apr. 27th, 2015 01:35 pm
alderaanda: (Which shyly skirts a wider waltz)
[personal profile] alderaanda
[Nat has been spending a lot of time holed up by herself. She looks a little bedraggled, but excited.]

Hey, hey. I have most of the parts I need to make something special. Now I just need some crystals. [Now Nat makes a face. She doesn't like to have to ask this.] There's some that could do under the mountain in Vegas, but I kind of expect if I go alone my evil clone will come? She might anyway. She's, uh... the powers I'm getting are stronger if you're nasty and violent, which sucks. Help me out?
highly_gifted: (amazing)
[personal profile] highly_gifted
Who: Feivel and/or Nat and YOU
What: Just opening doors from the ghost zone into places and then?????
When: First half of April, pick your date!
Where: Anywhere!

Exploring the ghost zone is great. It's a weird and new place and a certain set of siblings is having a field trip. Most of the time, they're together, but sometimes they split up or one of them goes alone.

They peek out through almost all doors that they find, unless Nat's Force senses tell her that something bad is behind the door (and then sometimes Fe opens it anyway). Maybe they look out at a street where your character is just standing, but maybe they open a door right into their bedroom too, or something else entirely...

((Please make a note in your subject line regarding if you want to encounter Feivel or Nat or both of them))

[Video]

Apr. 3rd, 2015 11:33 pm
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[personal profile] copper_loved
[For a moment, the redheaded girl looks surprised.]

Oh, wow, I didn't expect that to actually work. ANYWAY. Hello.

Look, this... is going to sound probably a little weird, but, see, not too long ago... something happened to me and I was wondering if anyone might be able to explain it in a way that isn't likely to get me into the tabloids?

I used to be like most other girls, but now... [She tucks her hair back behind her ears. Pointed ears.]

They are not supposed to look like that. And I can hear everything, I swear, and it's almost kind of annoying, because there are things in this world I could do without hearing.

Anyway... Advice? Guidance? Explanations? I'd appreciate it. Thank you.

[Video]

Apr. 1st, 2015 08:06 am
alderaanda: (Where day and darkness run)
[personal profile] alderaanda
[Someone has found her way into the ghost zone. Nat shows the network a shot of floating rocks and some ghostified sparrows hopping among them.]

Why aren't more people going through these um warp holes? They should be mapped. "There are flying weird animals sometimes" isn't a good keep-out sign, if you ask me. Besides, most of them are harmless.

[She yelps! -One flew too close and startled her.] -Just annoying.

02. video

Nov. 10th, 2013 07:54 pm
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[personal profile] waltharius
[ The person taking the video is holding it a little too close. It's clear he doesn't have much experience with video-shooting, but to his credit he does back it up after a few awkward seconds of extreme close-up. ]

Okay, I, uh. I tried to see if practicing with the sword I got would trigger some sort of competence with it. I thought it might be useful, given what we've been dealing with recently, and...

[ He turns his cell phone a bit and the backyard he's standing in comes into focus. It's a very well-manicured lawn, but one of the trees is marred by what appears to be a... hilt? And a few inches of steel protruding from the trunk.

Yes, Walter has somehow managed to get his sword jammed in a tree. ]


...I think it's safe to say the old me wasn't actually good with this sort of thing. And the sword was a lot sharper than I was expecting, so I'm having some trouble...

[ Deep exhale. Might as well just admit it. ]

....it's completely stuck.
[personal profile] dorkytracksuit
right. so say you have an out of state relative and maybe they want to come visit you for thanksgiving and even a city being bombed can't dissaude them.


and maybe also they helped pay for your house and maybe also they expect there to be people living there besides you and oh yeah if they see you have horbs growing out of your head they will likely think you are some kind of devil imposter who ate there son. uh


what would you do, in that situation.

hypothetically.

Voice

Oct. 25th, 2013 06:09 pm
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[personal profile] doomedtheworld
[She's been hesitating a little bit about even asking this because, wow, what a question but it's bugging her since the memories of that last Echo really came together.]

This is a weird question, but since those explosions I've been remembering....

[Oh, screw the explanation.]

Does anybody else remember being from another planet?
icy_heavens: (Lost in thought)
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[There's a bit of uncharacteristic hesitance, here.] There was someone a while back that said that the pulses gave them a voice in their head, right? Anyone know if they're still around? Just want to compare.

[Really, that's all. It's not like the fact that he's hearing a different voice in his mind is bothering him or anything. Or that he wants to learn how to deal with it. He's dealing with it fine, obviously.]

[Typed]

Oct. 12th, 2013 11:44 am
alderaanda: (Around a distant sun.)
[personal profile] alderaanda
[Nat had expected that the first time she made herself known on the network it would be with some kind of important discovery and answers to various questions, or after receiving some useful skill or item that meant she had a service to offer.

Apparently not.]


I pulsed back a spacesuit. I need someone to help me out of it before the air runs out.