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Spring Y3
8.29.19 - 10.13.19
by Split, 08-31-2019, 09:06 PMRE: News Archive
It's time for an update to how we handle time! Now that we are a couple days into the first season of this year, I'll explain how our flow of time will now work. We will be keeping double time, but our time will be more fluid. Essentially, from here on, you will be allowed to back date threads.

All threads from here on out will need to have a date AND time listed in the thread title. This will allow users to see exactly when a thread occurred.

Previously, if you posted a new thread, the time and date that thread was posted was the time in which that event was happening. We are altering the rules regarding timelines to allow you to backdate threads for any date in the current year. (This is Year 3.) So this year started on 8.29.19. You may date a thread from the current date backward to the first day of the year. So as today is 8/31/19, you may date a thread for any date between 8/29/19 and 8.31.19. You may not date threads forward.

So as the year progresses, you will be able to date threads for any time that has already passed in the year, but you must be careful not to break your own character's timelines. The best way to track a character's timeline is to go to their profile and click the button on it labelled "Thread Log". It shows every thread the character has ever participated in. Likewise, events that would break your timelines should also be carefully monitored. So, for example, if I posted a thread for a character dated for today in the desert, it would break the timeline if I posted a thread dated for the 29th in which they ended up dying.

Excessively breaking your own timelines or other characters' timelines is frowned upon and if done consistently, Staff may intervene. Tomorrow I will be instituting changes to leader logs and pregnancies that reflect these changes, so keep an eye out! Please DM or PM a staffer if you have any questions.
News Archive
Character OTS Katchneil
Relationship OTS Ariodeoux & Dragon
Player OTS Kaitlyn
Thread OTS Detatched

[P] Gets Up in the Morning... [8/29/19, Afternoon]

Everything before the last paragraph is just Ceartas gushing over her magic, so you don't have to read the whole thing.


Ceartas was making plans.

She had decided during the winter that she was stressing herself with so many plans. Yes, each day doing nothing was a day wasted, but each day juggling and failing on a number of things was just as wasteful. So, she decided to focus on three things, rather than three thousands: prep Eir to meet Actun, make meaningful relationships, and advance her magic.

Today, she was doing her magic. After a night of hunting and a morning of sleeping, the afternoon would be a good exercise in her magic, magic that was advancing fast. The Gods were so kind. The #Composition of the earth revealed so many unique things, some of which she had studied during the winter, but so much of it was unknown. She should have came here during the winter.

One thing that caught her mind, however, was porcelain. Though she did not know the name, it likewise still intrigued her and so she dug out the chunk of raw porcelain and inspected it. She didn't know what to do with it, but it seemed similar to that of clay. Clay, she released, got soft under water and could be shaped then, but unless she put clay over a hot fire for hours, its hardened state was still useless. Would it work on this as well?

Her new magic allowed her to skip that. #State of Matter changed the state of raw porcelain into that of what it would have looked like had she baked it the way she baked clay, and what she got was a hunk of white, glistening beauty.

Never before has she seen something so pristine, so unchanging, so smooth. Her paws brushed against the hunk with amazement, then her cheek, and she found herself smiling. Now, for the final touch. #Masonry changed the shape of the hunk. A slow process that required a good bit of focus at her current level of experience. Slowly, the hunk of beauty grew a large hole at the top that sunk more and more as it expanded in length. The sides grew thin, its mouth deep, and finally when it took its final form, she stopped, relieved it was over.

Ceartas had made a cup.

Or was it a bowl? She didn't even have a word for her creation; only knew its purpose. People could take it to a lake or river, put the water on this, then carry it back wherever. It was pretty small, the thing. It could probably fit no more than half a pint. And how could she hold it? Maybe put handles on the top sides?

She made something. That's all that matters. She made progress, and now she could go on to another task. A wolfy howl would be made towards Caelia, the young woman she had not seen in seasons. Whether she would recognize Ceartas remained unknown, but the she-wolf wanted to share her creation with someone, and get to know the wolf as well. She stayed sitting next to her bowl-cup hybrid, looking around with perked ears and attentive eyes for anyone to show up.

HERE is a picture of what Ceartas created. The only difference is that her item is pure white, glaze porcelain.

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