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Welcome to the Tidal Pool!
If you haven’t already, go check out the rules in the picnic post. It should also be in your mentions. When you enter, please let everyone know, and again for when you leave that way everyone knows who could potentially be attacking them. (Think this kills your element of surprise? Hope you get lucky! Invisibility is a p…[Read more]
*I shoot beams of light into Outdoorpoet’s eyes, temporarily blinding them, and use the advantage to run up behind them*
(My pronouns are she/her. What are yours?)
*I let light pass through me so that I’m not visible, (like a Vanisher) and lunge at Outdoorpoet without being seen, stretching my hand toward *insert pronoun* flag*
Ah I know i”m rather late but she/her
*I hear your hand coming and the wind charges into you, splaying you onto the ground. I **** my ears to make sure I have YOU down, and then I sit on your belly before hovering in the air, blowing water from a nearby puddle onto you so that I can see you somewhat*
You are pinnnedddd
I love pinning peoples
Welcome to the Indigo Underbrush and the Echo Field!
If you haven’t already, go check out the rules in the picnic post. It should also be in your mentions. When you enter, please let everyone know, and again for when you leave that way everyone knows who could potentially be attacking them. (Think this kills your element of surprise? Hope you g…[Read more]
*I enter the Indigo Underbrush and wait silently for another competitor to attack*
I’m creeped out by the notif that brought me here:
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Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch
If you haven’t already, go check out the rules in the picnic post. It should also be in your mentions. When you enter, please let everyone know, and again for when you leave that way everyone knows who could potentially be attacking them. (Think this kills your element of surprise? Hope you get lucky! Invisibility i…[Read more]
*I enter the pumpkin patch* for anyone who’s here, I’m Elvia and my pronouns are she/her *i take up a place behind a large pumpkin*
(I am not currently in the pumpkin patch, but I am commenting for notifications).
Y’all do know you don’t have to ask someone’s permission to fight them and can just attack, right? I was not expecting this level of civility in a fight.
(I have re-entered the pumpkin patch from the pine Glen)
*I get up from the ground and blast a current of water in poets direction, hitting her so hard from the back she falls on to her face. *
*I shake the water off myself and stand up. I dig a hole in the ground with a stick, making it wider with my finger glow. I send a current of water underground , ripping up the ground beneath Poet and sending her crashing into the muddy water the ground. The water pulls up trees from their roots and pushes them onto Poet*
Yello I’m Sandol, pronouns she/her.
*I sneak into the Pumpkin Patch and aim beams of light at @princezzdot to trap her in a cage made of laser beams that completely surrounds her on all sides*
*I from a cocoon of water around myself and walk through the laser beams*
Wait, I just saw Outdoorpoet’s comment, so does that mean this match is over?
Post just made their first move towards PrincezzDot’s flag, both are still in the game.
Also, Sandol, if you haven’t checked out the picnic post recently i suggest you do.
WE had a three comment battle though, so doesn’t that mean since I got it, they’re out?
Ahh that makes more sense
So what determines when a defense isn’t enough for me to break through?
I mean. That’s kind of the difficult part. I would say something that stops you from stealing your flag, like taking it back or moving their foot, and then either sprinting away to another area of the forest, morgrifying and getting away, or counter attacking with something that would turn the tide in their favor, like, I don’t know, att…[Read more]
Omg you and Asha-
Alright. Sorry for all ze questions. So I have to attack Zeezee more until we’re essentially at a point where I arise victorious as a clear winner of the three comment rule? *Sorry we’ve had a three trial long thing and I need to beat them-*
Alrighty. *Smiles and begins the cycle again, knocking Zeze to the ground, the wind swirilnig protectively around me, picking up leaves and sheilding me from Sandol’s rays, the water still smoking the forcefield she had made*
*The wind pushes the two apart, holding both down, hands pinned*
Are you still upset about the winter trial of 2019?
*I pull my trial cloak over my face to protect myself from the wind, a wave rises beneath pulling me out of the winds clutch. A current of water rushes at Poet, spilling into her pocket and nudging her flag out*
Yeh, I am.
*The wind pushes the water back with renewed force, and I pull my flag back inside, knocking you over again, and pushing the water as far away from you as possible, drying it from your face, your lips, and anywhere around you, and pulling your cloak off into the night*
*I push the water away, and pull cold water, soothing the burns, and pulling the sopping wet flag and tucking it away again*
*I turn to you, and knock you over, sending heavy things on top of you, and ensnaring you in a tonrnado that holds you encased, unable to see outside*
*I creep closer*
*I pull my shirt over my nose and mouth with my eyes scrunched shut as I feel around the tornado, I form a cocoon of water around myself and open my eyes, able to breathe again*
*I push the cocoon out of the tornado, landing on a tree and letting the water crash over you. While, you’re down I throw my dagger at you, hitting your pocket and i…[Read more]
Yeah sure, until Poet comes back at least.
(Or we can just fight here cause I don’t want to go looking for the sleeping willows post)
*appears and debates fighting Zeze*
Maybe we should just team up
Either way is fine, just make your decision fast.
*I tap an imaginary watch and pace in front of the willows*
*I sigh and reach for your flag and start this cycle all over, the wind ruffling through my hair, too close for your water to ********* or knock me backwards*
*I step back again and again until we’re about a hundred feet away, then I swirl the wind around you, and hide, still protecting myself carefully*
*I rise above the wind on a wave. I send water all throughout the area ripping up trees and plants until I find Poet and pummel her with currents(
*I push the currents away in a battle of elements, the water rising up my winded dome and protecting it from any impact you could send my way*
*I add another layer of force and send a ripple of wind careening across the ground, splaying you flat on your back, and tickling for your flag*
*I push against the wind, rising again on a current. The current rushes toward you with me riding it, as I reach out, grabbing your flag*
*I push your hand away*
The whole point of this wind current is you can’t just push against it and get through that easily, you have to think about HOW.
*I slam you backwards against the ground, cracking your head against a rock, and pushing any sources of water far away from you*
*I lean down, stealing all the breath from your lungs, knocking you…[Read more]
Did you tag me somewhere Erin? I saw you did, but when I clicked on the notification it just took me to my mentions
It was because you got a prize, on the Indigo Brush thing i think?
I feel like we should team up when you come back-
NOw that our rivalry is settled-
Yeah I guess it’s even now lol. We can plot on discord. 5 am tomorrow then? If you’re not up it’s fine
I mean it will be 2 am for me so I probably won’t be up either so scratch that
hello, anyone want to fight?
*gets my dagger ready and picks up some pointy sticks*
*I roll to the side as I dodge Tiger Deliah, and hurl the pointy stick in front at you then explode it. After that, I creep up behind you as I explode the pumpkins near you which forces you to retreat to the corner. I finally then use my explosive powers to propel me forward fast as I jump to sn.atch your flag*
*I throw my dagger at Delilahs paw stabbing it and making her hand useless when she turns back*
*I stab my dagger into your leg and push you off of me. I kick you in the stomach against a tree while I go for your flag*
*I enter the area*
I go to one of the trees, rip a large branch and charge at Jay with it
*it’s sunset, and you’re standing just outside the Blue Forest. There’s a lovely set of sleeping bags, picnic blankets, and food set out in the clearing*
Welcome, everyone, the 5th biannual Trial by Tale, Winter 2021!!
Do not refer to me as the unicorn queen, I have a full title which has something to do with Candyland
*I walk up to the ever team (my team) first and shake each of their hands.*
I know that we will fight our hardest and do our best to win against those darn evil nevers.
*Next I walk up to the nevers and shake each of their hands*
I know we are fighting on the opposite side, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t respect each other. Especially because…[Read more]
Since Cats has started trapping fairly early, I am also giving out bonus prizes! The first one goes to…
You won a Titanium shield! Very handy. Can probably block dagger strikes fairly easily, not too heavy, and if you use it, you earn 2 points!
*enters the carnivorous shrubs and cyan caves*
And is mogrification allowed?
Another prize goes to @pastelmaddiearts !!
You win a single-use teleportation program! *hands you a small rock* just drop it and imagine where you’d like to go. You get 2 points if you use it.
*more wheel noises*
The wheel has chosen @teamjoanne to win a healing potion! Single use, restores you to full health, curing cuts, bruises, broken bones, 2 points when you use it.
Ya, you’re in already Delilah
It was like 9:45 mst that you could re-join.
No one is using their bonuses so my only solution is to give out more. *spins wheel, which is actually just a random number generator* @princezzdot ! You win a smoke bomb! Great for obscuring your escape or whatever else and you get two points for using it.
*I surround Delilah in a whirlpool as I reach for her flag*
*I do the same, grinning at Zeze and starting a tornado-like thing around myself, knocking Lilah over, and straying a fair distance away and beginning the battle cycle*
I AM the gust of wind, sillies! *Turns into a flea and bites @outdoorpoet*
*I swat the flea away, messaging the bite and stirring up the wind again*
Can we finish the fight?
*I look at you and then send the wind hurling over to you, pinning you to the ground*
*I hurl my dagger and impale your flag onto the ground*
*I whip around the trees as wind. My voice seems to come from all around* Wait, can we just outright drop the flags? Or do we need to do something else?
Well there is a three comment rule, so you can’t take my flag until the third comment.
Uhhh no, but we can consider that your first comment, then Delilah can reply and then you can steal it if she hasn’t defended.
*I hand you back your flag and restart the battle thingie* Sorry for hte confuzzlement-
*I swirl the wind around me protectively and knock you over, pushing you into the ground and stealing your breath, standing a ways away*
I love how i still havent revealed a whole elemenet of my talent-
I am mean so-
*I slam all of the chickadees to the ground, breaking all of their wings, (and your arms for when you return to human form) and roll them over each other, over and over, knocking each of them out*
Question: do you still make human sounds when you transform, or is it only the illusion sightwise?
(If you’re restarting why don’t you go somewhere there aren’t innocent bystanders to step on. Cats would love it if you showed up in the carnivorous shrubs I’m sure.)
*tic tic tic tic tic tic tic*
Another prize, this one to @outdoorpoet !
(It’s weird that I keep getting people that are actually active.)
You win a spear! I don’t know what you’ll use it for but if you do, you get 2 points!
I’m also going to step in here and say no invisible (or invincible) lions or summoning gorgons or summoning anything. I think the shifting into a breeze or a water current is okay as long as it’s small, because if she just turned into animals it’d be the same as mogrifying.
And wind, and water..
When you shapeshift you can’t turn into in-animate objects like that, and it’s not fair for you to have every talent.
We all have finger glows, but those can’t do stuff like that
Oops above comment in the wrong spot. Also, did either of you tag me in a comment somewhere?
Oddly enough, I did not get that notification. Just one from PrincezzDot and Delilah
Do you want to go to a different post and fight?
Other than the clearing
Hello, Mind-control/possession group!
(That makes no sense out of context I’m sorry I’ll explain.)
So, for the Trial by Tale, you all have listed your talents as some sort of mind control or body hopping/possession type thing where you control other people’s actions.
If this isn’t your first trial,…[Read more]
That seems fair… but can I just change my talent? I would like to be a caller. That’s when I have the ability to call or summon inanimate objects into one’s hand at will. So like if I need a sword, boom sword will come.
Yes, i have to be able to see the item. I can’t pull something from my house.
Ok, that’s ok with me I’m just participating for fun anyway! Spade has cannons to take care- I mean, yeah that works! Around how much time though?
I think that’s totally fair, I completely understand. Could we maybe say a limit on people we can use it on, like we can only use it on 2 people per 16 hours, or something (sorry those were really random figures)
It’s really up to you though. I do have quite a few ideas for weapons and other tricks so I don’t mind if the time is shorter
I think 2 for 24 hours would be easiest, if that’s all right with you. Easier math, you know?
Hi guys! You’re all tagged because the Trial by Tale judges are hoping to help you figure out your talents! In the trial, your talents are probably the most useful tool to defeat opponents. So hopefully we can come up with something good for you guys. PastelMaddieArts, (can I call you Maddie?) y…[Read more]
Oki!! So first of all, you can call me Maddie, second, I have this DESC I wanna use:
Hewo! My name is Maddie. I’m a pokemon trainer from Angel Falls City and my main pokemon partner is Mochi. I like to draw, play videogames and spend time with my friends/family. You can see me play Roblox, splatoon, pokemon, rping or just casually drawing. I d…[Read more]
You can make up a talent, you know. Just pick something that’s good for fighting other people with and is plausible in the SGE universe. (I do have a couple people using ideas from Avatar and Keeper of the Lost Cities, but it’s similar enough to what the characters can do.) would it help if I linked you to an earlier trial, or showed you some of…[Read more]
Anyway, what are we doing about trial flags this year? I thought we had a sort of plan but I’ve forgotten it. I thought we threw around just blue flags? So you couldn’t be eliminated for 24 hou…[Read more]
1. I have no idea. Flags could be useful for the 24 hours out if we could keep arguing to a minimum
2. 16th week works for me I think, if it works for y’all
3. Arena could be a fun bonus event if people wanna keep going after the week
4. I would say yes except we all know everyone would just vote for themselves or their best friends
1. Well we all know that’s impossible. Sigh.
3. Ohhh I like that idea. So if the action dies down or something we can do an event but otherwise we’ll save them for after the trial’s over if people want to keep going. I agree.
4. Okay yeah fair point.
1. Sadly yes but we could always do that “Judges have last say” thing again
4. We could try to do sportsmanship points if we do judges vote, one to tan Ev and one to a Nev
1. Okay. What if we did 12 hours instead? Slightly less annoying?
4. Sounds good. Only problem is there’s four of us, so it’s be hard to get a majority, but maybe if we discuss it beforehand it’ll work.
1. That could work as long as someone is awake for them to get back in
4. Maybe some of the picnic people can vote
So is and picnic people will vote on one person from each team for sportsmanship points?
Thought: what if we, as the judges, nominated like, 3 Evers 3 Nevers to for the prize and then the picnic crew gets to vote?
Just catching up on some question-answering.
@sandol We give out weapons as random prizes throughout the trial, a bit like the parachutes in the hunger games, if you’ve read it. I think we had spears, twin daggers, a cool sword, among other cool prizes. You also start with one dagger.
Neglected to mention: yes, this is for the trial by tale. You two asked questions on your form, so I’m answering them here.
Of course! Could you fill out this form?
Wait I want to be on team- you know I should take the quizzes again. not sure if I’m a NEver or Ever, but PLEASE TAGS
loam. I guess I’ll have to bring some glory to Thea’s old championship XDXD
Hey, even Cats admitted we might have a chance here. And it’s not just years, they haven’t won EVER. Nevers are on a 4-trial win streak. (Also, feel like I need to clarify—I promise I’m impartial as possible, so as much as I want my Evers to win, you don’t get any slack.) Anyway, crossing my fingers this is our year, at least in one category.…[Read more]
(Erin and Eliot are basically incapable of cutting anyone slack, just saying)
This is going to be so fun. Don’t worry, we’ll keep the championship alive, Erin. WE’ll win instead XDXD
*glares at Erin menacingly*
Another one bites the dust.
*I toss my hair*
We are SO going to win. And alsoo… I think I’m 50/50, do I’m DEFINITELY gonna be a Never for this trial.
*I toss my hair too* You have NO idea what my approved talent for the TBT is, missy, HA!!
We are the best thing that ever happened to this school
This is our year to win, be prepared for ridicule
Wow this got hot fast.
And I’ve got you down, RayRayHannah! (Do you use just Ray? Just Hannah? Sorry)
You can call me Rayne! Rayray is my nickname, and I don’t go by Hannah. But no one calls me by my nickname 😂 so yeah Rayne is fine!
Of course! Could you fill out the form? (It’s in the second comment on this post I believe.)
It’s not a Google doc so you don’t need a gmail or anything.
Trial by Tale is coming soon!
Hello spoes! This is an advertisement for the TbT, coming in January! January starts tomorrow! (Or half an hour ago depending on where you live.)
We’re aiming for the second-third week in January, which is coming up fast. Want to get in on the action, or simply want to cheer on you friends from the picnic? Then y…[Read more]
Yep, I got you!
Just, quick question, actually. Would you be willing to go with just 1 talent? I get that your SGE persona has all the elvin talents like Sophie Foster, but in the tbt, we have to keep talents fairly limited because it’s generally a lot more fun. (It’s kinda a tragedy of the commons. No one has any motivation to limit their pow…[Read more]
That would be excellent. As much as I want the Evers to win for the fishing first time in five fiddling trials It just prevents so many arguments, and as a judge, that’s a relief.
Can I pick up Six of Swans? Or will you do it with me? Because I really like it and am suddenly super excited about it and was considering doing my own but yours is really good. I probably don’t have a lot of time either but maybe with us both reminding each other and throwing around ideas we could do it? Up to you.
Aw awesome! *excitedly jumps up and down* Maybe we could talk through ideas and then we each take either Sophie or Agatha’s or whoever’s point of view we’re doing?
So, what was you vision?
I didn’t have very much of the plot worked out, but this is what I had:
Agatha is taken by the Grisha to the Little Palace to hone her Sun Summoner powers, and they sail to Ravka onboard a ship across the Savage Sea/True Sea. The ship belongs to a privateer known as Sturmhond (*wink* *wink*), and they become friends, but Agatha doesn’t yet know…[Read more]
Ohhh it’s during the shadow and bone trilogy, and in the middle of Crooked Kingdom? Dang, okay, that’s more complicated then I thought. I thought it was after the Ruin and Rising, after Crooked Kingdom, but before King of Scars, but you did mention Pekka Rollins and he kinda ends after Crooked Kingdom. I feel like Kaz would have some crazy epi…[Read more]
Those are all great ideas! So far, we have this:
– Agatha sails to Ravka, the Grisha tell her that they are still searching for Sophie, meets Nikolai/Sturmhond
– Sophie survives for a day or two on her own in Ketterdam, until she runs out of money. She has a few run-ins with the street gangs or the Fjerdans who are hunting her, then she meets Kaz…[Read more]
(I’m just gonna respond to each of your bullets in order)
-check! I fishing love sturmhond almost as much as I love Kaz Brekker. This bit is going to be so much fun to write.
-I think Kaz would probably seek her out, possibly through Inej— gasp! What if the story takes place right at the end of Crooked Kingdom, before Kuwei leaves and Mat…[Read more]
I’m so excited! So where do we start? Agatha on Sturmhond’s ship, Sophie stowing away on some other ship?
We could start there. Do you want to split the chapter into two POVs or dedicate an entire chapter to each character’s perspective? For writing, we could plan the scenes out together, or we could just list the main points that need to be covered in each chapter/POV and the writer could decide the details, or we could try something else. Also, what…[Read more]
I like splitting the chapter like you did in your last post, but it’s up to you!
And yeah, that sounds good.
Ohhh exciting! Sophie has to disguise herself to get away from the fjerdans and Agatha. Zoya, David, and Genya probably put on disguises too because of the massive grisha sIave trade in Ketterdam.
Aw dang my comment didn’t post! I was wondering why you didn’t answer. Anyway, sure! Who’s POV do you want?
Sophie gazed out at the vast, cold gray waves of the Savage Sea – or the True Sea, as everyone in this port city seemed to call it. Several large cargo ships were anchored in the harbor, packed with shipments of dried orange jurda blossoms. As well as mercher ships, there were a few tourist boats (though who would want to jaunt to this…[Read more]
Oh I love it! I’m about halfway through mine now. I’ll try to incorporate things you mentioned so it’s obvious they’re in the same harbor without explicitly saying so.
“Genya, you’ve got disguises?”
“Indeed I do,” the girl in red replied and pulled out a large, lumpy bag, which seemed to be full of clothes. So this was Genya. Agatha had determined the one in blue, who had just spoken, was Zoya, and the boy in purple was David. They seemed to know her name, so it felt odd to ask for theirs. They had…[Read more]
(Okay I’m not sure how the “cd”appeared at the beginning there ignore that. )
So, I think our chapter went well! (Sorry this didn’t post last time.) what’s next?
I was thinking Sophie would arrive in Ketterdam, afford to stay one night at an inn by selling her glass slippers, and then has to get more money by finding a temporary job. She avoids anything related to the gangs and keeps her head down working as an assistant seamstress for a shop, but the salary is barely enough to keep her afloat. She decides…[Read more]
Sophie’s looks fantastic, really fun to write. Agatha’s got a good plot going too, do you think that should be all one chapter? And do we want Sophie to arrive at the little palace before the darkling/Rafal? Because we probably want her there for the big reveal.
Oh right! Yes, Sophie should be there, so the reveal has to happen later. Maybe they can each get their own chapter, since it’s going to be pretty long. I can write Sophie’s POV up until she decides to go to the canal costume shops, and you could start writing from when she enters the Barrel, unless you want the other chapter half.
Oh yeah sure I like that idea (dang you give me all the best sections to write why do you do that.)
That was how much time passed while Sophie shivered in the dank, dark belly of a cargo ship, surviving on measly rations of crackers and water without a single cucumber to sustain her poor skin. When the sailors shouted that they had seen land, a completely different girl emerged from the hold than the frightened princess…[Read more]
(I just realized that I don’t know your nickname or pronouns. Lots of people call me Dee or Dae for short.)
That was great! I’ll pick up from there, with Inej capturing her and the beginning of a meeting with Kaz then. You can call me Erin, and I use “she.”
Ohhhh I just realized you used the Kaz quote right there at the end. I like that line.
Thank you! I also use she/her. I could quote Kaz every day of my life and never run out of interesting things to say.
Proposal: we don’t tell anyone who wrote what half or where we each started and see if they can guess.