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Who: An alien and you! [This post is also open to returnees!
What: Watching the sky
When: First day of the invasion (29th of April)
Where: Anywhere!

There is a strange phenomenon in the skies, and a large serpent's body has broken through the clouds multiple times today, crashing into the earth and wrecking havoc or into the sea and causing tsunamis or earthquakes.

The air is full with chatter and everyone is trying and failing to explain what is going on. Some say it must be rapture, others speak of aliens. Some say it is a new super weapon of the USA or Russia or North Korea or some other country, others claim that the Illuminati are finally showing their true face. Most of all, though, people are scared and insecure. No airplanes are taking off today.

And here, in the middle of the street or park or wherever you are walking, stands or sits someone and looks at the sky.

Geoff can be found in Lapland, Santarem, London and the Neuschwanstein Area. He holds a notebook and is writing things down in a script that few will be able to read - it's Old Assyrian cuneiform. If approached, he will shut his book and nod at the new arrival.
Badri can be found in Tokyo, London, Locke and the Galapagos Islands. He is sitting on a blanket on the ground and is having a picnic that mostly consists of the local incarnation of popcorn and some sugary drink or the other. He's offering popcorn to all passers-by.
Meredith can be found in Las Vegas and Christmas Island. He leans against a wall and watches the sky, shaking his head in exasperation every once in a while.
Maryann Young can be found in all echo boundaries. She is walking briskly and with determination, yet will stop and greet any numbered that she encounters. She somehow knows who the numbered are so even if you've never met her, she will do this.
The siblings Zhang can be found in every zoo that lies within an echo boundary. They look at the sky every once in a while, but they seem more interested in the animals. They do however not step into any buildings.

When commenting, please put your location and if you have a preference re: whom to meet into the subject line.

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Who: EVERYONE, santas, grinches and aliens
What: The great big Finale
Where: Korvatunturi Mountain, Lapland, Finland
When: 30th of January

So all these things went down.

And then three things happened in short succession:
↬ Dani and Toushiro connected to the network.
↬ An earthquake shook a large part of the wider area, including the northern half of Finland; small parts of northwestern Russia; northern Sweden and Norway.
↬ All santas and grinches, no matter if they were currently engaged in combat or not, started running towards Korvatunturi Mountain, a mountain with three peaks located northeast of Rovaniemi and roughly 50 American miles away from the numbered cabins and the police station. The only minor exception is that if they come across a sentient person that has no yet completed their 14th year of life, they will take a short detour in an attempt to still snatch them up, numbered or not. Last minute kidnappings!
Once there, they will try to ensure three things: That the heating is not turned off, that the children remain where they are, and that the numbered don't get into the building. Numbered children will be considered children in this, and their opinion won't change even if the numbered in question attacks them with their powers.

Fun facts )

Please direct all questions, including "if I do this what will happen?", to the Lapland plot post. Please also go here for NPC requests and so on.
You may NPC grinches and santas yourself under the following condition: They are no easy opponents. They are stronger than a human (they CAN twist your head off), their teeth and sharp, sturdy nails are nasty, and most importantly they can blip out of time and thus gain a few seconds for action between one moment and the next. The best plan is to attack them as a group, as they have trouble focusing on more than one person at a time. They can sense numbered and children but don't understand speech, and they are not malicious towards children, simply neutral to their well-being.
You may also NPC kidnapped children yourself. Most of them are Finnish or Sami, some Russian, and there's one or two Swedes/Norwegians. Some of them speak a bit of English. They were kidnapped and then deposited in the room where the numbered found them, and oddly enough have felt neither hunger nor thirst nor other human necessities since - they even seem in fairly good health for having been there for days and longer. They are, however, (understandably) scared and confused. Also, most of them are not dressed for the cold but for bed. So getting them out of the building without providing blankets/etc will make them freeze to death.

↬There are two major directions in which this whole venture can go at this point, thanks to Shiro-chan! So it is impossible to give even a rough estimate of how this will turn out, but two notes on future plot things anyway: Location voting ends today, and the doppelgänger trouble start on the 1st!