The Pack Post: Chronicle #3 Sept 30, 2019 23:02:59 GMT -8 General Ocean, Salutary Cecil, and 1 more like this
Post by Hunter Moose on Sept 30, 2019 23:02:59 GMT -8
Presenting The Pack Post: Chronicle #3, our first monthly archive. Scroll inside each of the five boxes to check out this month's content!
“It’s okay to be sad, but don’t give up on the wolves that love you.”
CHARACTER OF THE MONTH
Beta Ky has been one of the strangest wolves on TPR ever since he joined Ignasia. Insanity and hysteria plague him daily, ruining any sense of righteousness he had. Safe to say, some of the things he’s done are nightmare worthy. This month, he and Koga’s kidnapping band ventured to Ferus territory, where he brutally mutilated the Salutary’s niece. It isn’t a scene that anyone will be able to forget soon.
Caia is a witty pup, born in Mortiul after her parents, Solex and Aspen, are kidnapped from Ferus. She is the pillar of her litter, able to tame the extremes of her siblings with the power of her intellect. She will develop myopia over time, starting when she's around 6 months old. Her adopter will have the option to keep Caia loyal to Mortiul in the feature, which can be discussed with Beta Violet and Alphess Wren .
Step out of the way Ferus borders, we have a new spinning thread! We'd like to spotlight the Muddy Pines almost entirely because of the sheer number of roleplayers making this one of the most active current threads. @joy and Scout Azrath picked up a load of recruits at the pines, far more than they had even begun to hope. Let's pray the young scouts aren't in over their head when they bring back this oversized group of unique characters to Alpha Rowan.
BEST RP MOMENTS
MOST INTENSEMiyako is a character that's been around a long time on TPR, and watching her go through a tragic series of events that have left her completely insane and broken has been a terrifying, and excited, experience. In Feyre's Meadow, Miyako's sheer dialogue is enough to make our blood stir. “My children are dead. Those that lived have picked the ground they’re willing to walk. We can roam all we wish. They will always follow. No escaping. No outrunning. Just postponing.” And right in front of Makoto and Zayn. Our hearts broke for Miyako and the children this month.
CUTESTWe all need a friend like Raisa in our lives. This month, Raisa offered some advice to Karini after the young scout expresses fears that she doesn't feel sufficient for her family. "I know that right now you might not believe me, but I promise that you mean everything to this pack, more than you think you do," Raisa says. Her dialogue inspired our quote of the month, as this moment was incredibly heartwarming. Anybody feeling their self-love disappearing should go read this post in the Sorelus commons!
FUNNIESTDon't you love when you try to be a bad bitch but your deception level is too low and you make a fool out of yourself instead? In the Somnus common grounds, after Zelda finally starts to make a friend, her dastardly sister Midna makes an attempt to destroy said friendship by sharing a blatant fallacy about Zelda's true intentions. “Zelda always acts too good for others meals, she once told me she would never accept one from you or your littermates too," to wich Jaime chimed with heavy salt, "don't you have better things to do like follow daddy?" Daenerys practically dissed Midna, and now, Midna is getting dirty looks from other littermates. Great way to make friends, Midna! (but also same)
Thank you to all who have donated in the past. We do not have any donors for this month, but hopefully we'll have names to add for next month! If you'd like more information on donating and how you can contribute to The Pack Roleplay, do inquire!
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September's list of new characters comprises of a few rogues ready to begin their new adventures on TPR! Let's not forget to mention our beloved Keala has been adopted.
COMMUNITY LEADER - Salutary Cecil
Cecil has sincerely helped TPR become a better place. She is online every day to help answer questions when the staff aren't available, and is always welcoming to new members. Not only does she set an amazing example for the members of TPR with her kindness and willingness to help around the site, but she is also an active roleplayer always looking for ways to develop her characters and stay on top of activity. She really is a star model for any TPR member. Thank you for everything you've done for us Cecil! Keep it up!
QBTSC STARS - Spirit & Alphess Wren
Spirit is our QBTSC star A G A I N. At this point, I'm not surprised. You keep showing us staff up, Spirit! Our staff interceptor for this month is, yes, again, miss Alphess Wren , who put an end to QBTSC madness 11 times his month. Show em, admin!
MEMESTER - Alphess Wren
There is one individual whose name has always been listed somewhere in our funniest OOC moments. Wren is always making members laugh with her witty sense of humor. She always brightens up the room with her jokes and glorious memes. We love our silly Kiwi!
BEST OOC MOMENTS
Ah, a L O C A L A U S T R A L I A N.
Did anyone else read this perfectly in Aelin, btw?
"My favorite drag queen, ekaterina petrovna zamolodchikova"
THE CUTEST - Priroda
One of our newest members so kindly introduced us to her adorable doggo, who apparently loves to be spoiled with pupuccinos and new toys! Look how handsome and happy <3
Moose, you are definitely a pillar of this community and have provided so much for everyone you come in contact with. I’m so proud of everything you’ve accomplished so far and I can’t wait to see what else you do for the site and the community. Keep it up my love!
From the very moment I joined, you have been a guiding light for me, helping me get settled in the community. I have found myself so happy here thanks to your actions. I hope you continue doing what you do, and thank you for being absolutely amazing.
To Hunting Superior Jolon , From Anonymous
i love you bitch, i ain't never gonna stop loving you bitch (also welcome back here's a gift)
I am so thankful to have you here. TPR has become a better place with you around, always here to tell us stories and send adorable selfies and pet pics! You are so helpful to other members, and even to staff, and it has truly made an impact here. Love you!
I am so glad that we have become such good friends. Nobody has ever given me the time of day like you have, and to be shown such kindness and care has really helped me through a hard time. I hope I can return you the favor. I really love you and love talking to you and hope our friendship continues to grow <3
SOMNUS - closed
▻ As the many pups of Somnus beginsto grow, trouble brew. Azrael and Cassiel prey upon the innocence of Arya, suggesting a game that is sure to end badly.
▻ Meanwhile, Zelda finally makes a friend! Midna, however, is quick to intervene.
▻ Eureka asks Murdoch to study Azaelia's condition and find its cause, but the alphess is also in need of a psychological analysis herself after months of mental anguish.
▻ Aelin suggests a scouting mission around the Somnus Borders with a few of the younglings, hoping that she might teach them a few things along the way.
▻ Ocean and his pups unknowingly leave Azaelia to continue in her mental spiral while they set out for the Noctis Borders.
SORELUS - closed
▻ The mission in the Hunting Grounds was successful, though it nearly costed Edon's life. Luckily, Valencia is quick on the scene to patch him up.
▻ Back in the common grounds, the alpha’s pups finally venture out of the den and begin to explore their mountainside sanctuary, getting acquainted with the pack’s two lovebird elders along the way.
▻ Dark and heavy rain clouds loom overhead while the sentinel and scouts are still away, threatening a downpour that may change the lives of the Sorelus wolves…
FERUS - closed
▻ The trials have begun, and the rogues’ combat skills are quickly put to the test against Jay and Azazel, two of Ferus’s best fighters.
▻ Two of the alpha’s pups are killed in a tragic accident at the hunting grounds. Semira is forced to bury their bodies before returning to meet the newcomers.
▻ The Ignasia cultists stand their ground at the borders, killing Dawn before using Aspen and her pups as a bargaining chip against Solex, who has no other choice than to become a prisoner.
LUBRUSCA - closed
▻ Peace continues to flourish within Lubrusca despite the recent disappearance of Devika and Fenrir.
▻ Snow Rose and Maddox venture out to the borders, where the salutary and her apprentice plan on spending the day gathering herbs and continuing their lessons.
▻ A group of Lubruscans make their way out to the borders on a routine scouting mission, giving the new sentinel a chance to show off his capabilities.
NOCTIS - open
▻ After finding a deranged rogue and her pups in Feyre’s Meadow, Wren invites them into the pack before departing to the Borders.
▻ A bear appears at the borders! Multiple Noctis wolves are maimed by the beast’s rage, yet two rogues still attempt to join the battle
▻ An unsuspecting Ocean is on his way with his three children in the midst of the attack...
MORTASIA - closed
▻ Feyre has finally sold her soul to the devil, giving Adramalech information about Noctis in exchange for her safety.
▻ Kalia dejects herself from the Alpha’s favor, instantly falling down to the bottom of Mortiul hierarchy while Luke’s daughter finds herself rising through the ranks.
▻ The training session in the hunting grounds ends horribly. Endymion loses control and slaughters two Mortiul warriors while Beelzebub watches, fascinated by the display.
▻ The band of Sorelus wolves finally conclude their mission, but not without a fair amount of discourse sparked by one of the younger wolves. Nevertheless, they march onward to their mountain paradise.
▻ The Mortasia assassins continue their ploy in the brush lands, with Mutt making his first kill before the group of demons take Yona as their prisoner and eventually slither home.
▻ Through all of the drama taking place in the rogue lands, a sense of normality takes shape in the meeting of Koro and Varian. Perhaps this is the beginning of a good old fashioned rogue duo?
PACK WOLVES - closing date N/A
Marusya is putting several pack wolves up for adoption. Select from a Somnus, Sorelus, or Mortasia wolf, the last of which is quite essential for plot purposes. These are beloved characters who have been developed over a long period of time, so do apply with long-term intentions!
CAIA - closing date N/A
Caia is the glue that holds the litter together, but not some stick in the mud though. A quick mind and a sharp tongue lend towards her sarcasm and her ability to banter with her littermates and family. Caia will be born in Mortiul after her mother and father are kidnapped. If you would like Caia to remain loyal to Mortasia, PM Alphess Wren and Beta Violet !
Information: newborn // female // Yukon x Canadian timber wolf // Hunter Aspen x Salutary Solex litter
THE MORTASIA WAR
TPR's second inter-pack war is now in motion, but despite the legacy of the Ferus-Lubruscan draught war, nobody can be prepared for the devastation awaiting the Mortasia slaughter. With a ruthless alpha seeking to conquer all of the territories across TPR, Mortiul may just be unstoppable.
With the help of Ignasia, who seeks to spread the word of Adjenti and use their dominion to instill his influence across the map, Mortiul has begun preparations. Females are taken for breeding strong superiors, and the rest are slaughtered. Ignasia has already infiltrated Ferus to take hostage their salutary, Solex, but have now made plans to take one of their females as well.
This is only the first of many steps that Mortasia will take in their quest to rule. Read more about the war plot and what this will mean for each pack, and how you can participate if you are interested. As with all site wide plots, they are optional. If you would like your character to remain uninvolved, you are not obligated to participate. For questions and information about Mortiul and Ignasia, message Beta Violet .
TOPIC: Activity Enforcement
Thank you to everybody who completed the survey this month! The most recent surveys primarily critique the uneven enforcement of activity rules between staff and members. While staff do have additional website duties that take time out of our posting schedules, it is important that we set good examples for our members by staying active with our characters.
Thanks to your advice, we have established a staff-activity policing dynamic that will ensure all staff are being subjected to the same activity rules as members. In addition, we have cracked down on activity and begun improving our general enforcement rules, such as automatically deleting characters who have not posted in 2+ months, requiring that furlough end dates be provided, and initiating character bans on individuals with an excess of inactive accounts, regardless of IC or OOC status.
Thanks again for your feedback! Click here to take the anonymous member survey to let us know if you are satisfied with these changes and improvements, and if you have any more suggestions for staff.
Do something spontaneous IC!
Do you ever feel like you have so much muse when it comes to plotting complex, twisting plots for your characters, but can never find the muse to actually post regularly for said characters? Do you feel like posting once or more a week is a chore because of what others expect of you in your posts? When we plot excessively and force our characters into situations because they seem cool or interesting, or when we fear not writing a beautiful 5000 word post with deep innuendos, we lose sight of our characters and do ourselves a disservice as writers. We even lose sight of time, and decide not to post for weeks, even months at a time because we are waiting for a pre-determined plot-point to occur! Heres a monthly challenge that will help you escape this void:
In your next post, don't worry about what other people, or even yourself, are expecting your character to do. Embrace your character and let the post write itself! Is your character feeling snappy? Talk back to the alpha! Is your character feeling frisky? Go flirt with someone unexpectedly! The main goal is that whatever your character does, it is completely unplanned and unpredicted. Don't think about impressing your fellow roleplayers with grand schemes. Just think about your character, who they are, and what they would do in that moment.
Unfortunately, our original map-making collaborator is no longer participating in the project. We are now officially seeking a member who has some level of experience in digital art that would suffice the ability to create a new map for TPR. Please PM Azaelia if you are interested in helping!
CREATIVE CONTEST - Complete & Winners Announced
A round of applause to everyone who submitted their work in the creative contest! TPR is filled with such talented, unique individuals who all deserve to be recognized. The winners of the creative contest are Shale and Azaelia ! Shale blessed us like the Good Lord with "Backstory of the Bus," a story in which humanized TPR characters go on a field trip, the ending leaving us begging for a sequel! Azaelia brought tears to our eyes with a mesmerizing, beautiful piano composition named "We Met in Winter" that we're sure to leave on replay for days. Congratulations, Shale and Azaelia!
HALLOWEEN 2019 - October 1st ... October 31st
The biggest TPR Halloween event in our site's history is here! We have so many exciting activities brought to you by your staff team, who are eager to share with you our newest additions to one of our largest annual parties. Get ready for a full month of spoopy, apocalyptic, monster mashing festivities including game nights, prize opportunities, and brand new forum activities sure to chill your bones!
MONTHLY RULE REMINDER
IC ≠ OOC
As we discovered earlier, it can be hard to stay in character when we write posts, especially when we have become so excited about pre-planned plots, which we often work very hard on bringing to fruition. We would like to remind all roleplayers, members and staff alike, that what goes on OOC should not affect our characters. Plotting is a wonderful tool in helping nudge our characters into new storylines, but asking members to go against their characters' personalities for the sake of plotting is detrimental to us all as writers!
Likewise, what happens IC should not be taken seriously OOC. We are not our characters. Worry not when a frustrated alpha turns your character away from the pack, nor when a bold rogue challenges your alpha! Do not allow yourself to be annoyed by "inconveniences" that arise IC. Characters will be who they are, and we urge you as roleplayers to remember that TPR is not solely your book to write in... it is everyone's!
What is a posting order and how can I establish one?
If you are roleplaying with 3+ characters in one thread, you may find it useful to establish a posting order. That is, collectively deciding who will post after who. If you are excitedly susceptible to bunny-hopping and hyper-posting, a posting order is great tool for staying organized within large character groups! Here's how to establish one:
PM those you are interacting with and suggest a posting order. The order itself is entirely up to you. For example, my character Azaelia is with her mate Ocean, and their children Midna, Zelda, and Link. Zelda and Link start hyperposting while the rest of us are busy one day. I will create a group PM and suggest the following posting order: 1. Azaelia, 2. Ocean, 3. Midna, 4. Zelda, 5. Link. If agreed, Ocean must wait for me to post, Midna must wait for Ocean to post, etc. If a person goes on furlough (for example, Zelda), or goes inactive for the week completely, Zelda can be omitted from the posting order entirely.
A posting order will be void until the RP group disperses, or agreed to change/end the order for whatever reason. However, as long as an order has been formally established, the order can be enforced by staff if necessary. For example, if Link posts after Ocean, skipping Midna without warrant, Link can be penalized by staff.
TPR ON A SPACESHIP - Shale
Because I have never in fact been on a spaceship I have no idea how anything would actually work, but hey, Sky asked for this so Sky gets this. Let’s just pretend we’re in an alternate reality where space tourism is a thing because that’s the only reason why a bunch of random humans would ever be on a spaceship to begin with. Cool? Cool.
Azaelia: *is not actually on the spaceship, but is the person on the ground keeping the whole thing operational and making sure they don’t fly straight into a black hole. Much like Sky with TPR now that I think of it.*
Ky: *is not present because no one in their right mind would ever let someone that psychotic anywhere near something as potentially destructive as a spaceship.*
Shale: *would totally be a complete nerd if he was a human and is therefore in his element, but also mildly freaking out and begging people to please stop pressing random buttons.*
Kylo and Hux: *are the people pressing the random buttons just for the lulz*
Ocean: *the grumpy spaceship captain who’s trying to be professional. Starts out with “this is your captain speaking” and ends with “STOP TOUCHING EVERYTHING YOU PATHETIC BUFFOONS DO YOU WANT TO KILL US ALL?!?!”
Wren: *probably a crew member of some sort who is desperately trying to keep things from getting too out of control and not succeeding too well*
Beelzebub: *asks if they can fly into a black hole just to see what would happen*
Endymion: *is that person who just walked onboard the spaceship, did the Star Trek thingy with his fingers and told everyone to “live long and prosper.” Is not actually supposed to be on the spaceship at all but totally ignored that small detail because yolo.*
Snow Rose: *the awestruck person who can’t stop talking about how amazing the voyage is going to be and wonders out loud if someone on the ship is actually an alien.*
Adra: *is the person on the ship who is actually an alien. Specifically a shapeshifting alien overlord from Neptune who plans to hijack the spaceship and use it to meet up with his alien army in order to take over the entire known galaxy.*
Kalia: *knows full well that Adra is actually an alien, but doesn’t actually care enough to do anything.*
SOMETHING THAT "MIGHT QUALIFY AS A SONG" - Yona
Take me to a place
A place that can’t be seen
And in this unseen space
Let me simply dream
I’ve wracked my entire mind
My abyss of endless calm
But still I cannot find
A dream to ease my qualms
My fate has now caught up to me
The devil and angel count to three
They rolled the dice and took my life
And when they tied is when I cried
I cried in pain, I cried in bliss
Devils and angels shared a kiss
I’m doing bad, I’m doing well
I’m in between Heaven and Hell
I’ve dreamed of things like smiles
I’ve dreamed of beauteous flowers
I’ve dreamed I’ve walked for miles
Within these endless hours
I’ve seen what must be love
I’ve seen what’s surely hate
I reach my hand above
I yearn for heaven’s gates
When will my suffering end?
My screams echo in vain
When will I ascend?
I’m happy and in pain
I’m a marionette, limp and broken
The strings attached are drawing blood
The blood tastes sweet, an evil token
My flowing tears begin to flood
A Poem by Alphess Wren
Flames ignite within my face as butterflies soar,
While adrenaline shakes my hands and my focus,
And all you’ve done is hand out a simple hello.
Please, pardon the paradise I peruse through when
You enter my field of vision. I doubt you know
How much better you make my day, just by being
Here. You bring me confidence and self-questioning,
Wondering if every hair is in place, and hey,
Is there something on my face? Don’t make me the fool
Please. I want to delve into your mind and find out
What you think about me. Are we on the same page?
Does your heart race when I greet you, do your hands shake,
Is your day made by my presence? I only hope
We can connect and grow together, for as long
As time allows us.
A VERY RELATABLE NOTE BY Priroda
I never thought about finding love. It was never important to me. Why would I need anyone, when I have done so good on my own for so long? Why let myself be open to heartbreak, when I can avoid all of that pain? And yet here I am, my hand in yours. Why are you so different? What makes you so special, that I simply give my heart to you? Is it the sweetness that laces your voice? The kindness in your eyes? Maybe it is in the way you hold me, the way that makes me feel like you will never let me go? Or the kiss, the softness of your touch as you press your lips against mine? Yes, that must be it. I have heard stories of how hypnotic the first can be. If it is a spell you placed on me, I never wish to break free. I love you.
I WROTE THIS UP IN A STORM OF THOUGHTS - Yona
Where do I begin? You’re my everything. I would do anything for you. You’re so amazing. You’re teaching me how to live a better life. I never thought I could enjoy such a big change, and yet you make it worth it. The things you make me do are unruly, but the thought of your praise gives me the power to push through anything. You know, I meant it when I said that I trust you with my life. I can never express how in love I am with you. Every day my thoughts are filled by you, clouding my mind with affection. Every day I think of the things you’ve done to me, and the things that you’ll do to me in the future. I’m sorry I’ve lied to you, but I promise I haven’t that much. I’ve only done it so you won’t get angry at me. When that happens, my gut twists and I want to crawl inside of myself. I would do anything to make you happy, my love. But still, a forbidden love like this shouldn’t be allowed. Then why do I feel like God is still on my side? Why do I feel like God’s encouraging me, even? I guess it really shows how much I love you, darling. I can’t wait until that fateful encounter. I’m excited, but kind of scared. I know I can never imagine what you’ll do to me. I can only hope I will please you on that day. That’s what this all is for, isn’t it? We’re getting ready for the day when I can finally be with you the way we both want to. I can’t wait.
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