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From: Hekate
Date: July 8th


[Riku is faintly awkward in his seat; he doesn't have any experience with large networks like this one. This seems a lot more efficient than to ask every single person he meets about whether they've seen him around before though, so here he is.

Posting a video to the heaven's network. No way this will go wrong, right? Right.]


So, for those that don't know me – hi, my name is Riku and I'm a recent arrival. I've been told that I've been around before twice already… once as a shinki and once as a god, but I can't remember either occasion.

Has anyone made a similar experience here? If yes, how do you deal with it? I don't like the thought of having been here and not remembering a thing about it…

Also, if I offended you while I was here the last time, I'm sorry. I probably don't mean it now.

[After what Sora and Roxas told him about his last self… apologizing seems like a good move. If he's gotten mad at his best friend about something like his romantic affairs, who knows what else he's done.]
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From: Anonymous
Date: 8 July


When mortals die, they go to heaven. If you believe their religions, they also go to hell, or they are reincarnated.

What do you believe happens to gods and shinki when they die?





(All replies will be anonymous unless otherwise indicated.)
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From: Owain
Date: July 8, 2016


[The video is at a weird tilt as Owain seems to be having difficulty getting the phone to balance. When it's at least steady he backs up a bit to get fully into view.

Then he poses, hand partially obscuring his face, dressed in the armor he came to this world in.]


Good day to all the gods and weapons to thy gods! I am Owain, the hero beyond life and death, and I am in search for some aid.

As you can see, I come from battle. My sword, though, remains sheathed and my talents untested since I arrived. My hand quakes with unreleased desire to see what all I can do.

[Dramatically, that hand does shake on cue.]

I am also... lacking in skills that seem common to this land. My revelations have not helped me this far.

So I entreat any of you willing to test your selves or give aid. I wish to spar and test the skills that are my birthright, and will meet any who wish to do the same. I also wish for your assistance in teaching me the skills needed to operate these phones we were given, and possibly other things from the shores far and near.

My past may be a mystery, but my future is destined for conquest over our enemies.
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From: Kairi & Yukine
Date: Dusk on July 8, 2016

[ Kairi and Yukine both look worn out and stressed. They'd each been holding a Borderline active for a very long time, relatively speaking, on top of the emotional strain of the confession they heard and the empathy they tried to give back.

The backdrop will tell anyone who knows the area that they're not far from Hakkai's school, just not directly inside it anymore. Kairi speaks first. ]


This message is for my fellow shinki specifically, although I hope gods will be sensitive to this as well. I know that we as shinki struggle with the knowledge that our gods can feel things we feel. It's not something we can change, though. The biggest thing they can feel from us... is guilt. You might have heard it called by another name: blight.

Blight is... it's like this acid on your skin. It hurts. Guilt makes the blight appear, but you can also get it by touching someone who's blighted. That goes for touching blighted gods and shinki both, but it also goes for touching ayakashi, which are nothing but blight. There's a way to reverse really bad blight - the guilt kind, because holy water can fix the kind you get by touching someone.

It's called an ablution. It's not easy and it's definitely not painless and it requires the support of your god as well as three strong shinki friends.

[ She'd started to get a little hysterical in her description of how much effort goes into an ablution, but then she pauses to take a breath. Her voice gets quieter, more purposeful. ]

... I need you all to hear this: I have witnessed two ablutions now, and participated in one of them. It's awful what someone has to go through during that, and it's awful to watch it too.

So please, if you start to feel some blight, don't hide it and refuse to talk to your shinki or god about it. It doesn't just go away like a bad cold. It gets worse and worse and worse.

[Yukine edges into frame, the bags under his eyes and tight expression worth more than a few words on their own.]

I've been telling you guys from the start to get along with your gods. This is a part of it... a part I'd hoped none of you'd have t' see. But it's happened.

When you do something you feel guilty over, admit it. Pretending to smile and acting like everything's fine does neither you or your god any good. Talk about it, fight about it.
[He gives a jagged smile as he adds in a low voice,] You can go a bit crazy. Gods don't die so easily.

But after getting it all off your chest then apologize and start fresh.

... Shinki are spirits. We're just across the line from ayakashi. We're human... none of us are perfect. The darkness... is always by our side. So be careful. Don't let it in.

... Damn. That's all I have to say. I'm going to go sleep for a few dozen hours now.


[ Kairi leans a little then, like she would have given Yukine a hug but thought better of it, so he gets a shoulder lean instead. ]

Yukine brought up a good point too. Since our gods feel all this stuff, but "don't die so easily"? They're basically going through the ablution too. They're hurting just like their shinki is.

[ But she doesn't leave the focus on Yukine by that point, knowing without voicing it that he'd been on the other side of the ablution before. That had come up earlier today. So she stands back up straight and pulls her phone back so that he can leave. It's getting late, after all. ]

So that's our warning. Please take care of yourselves and your shinki friends. And please be understanding if you see some blight, offer to help with it or tell someone who can help. I know it's scary.

Thank you.

[[OOC: Both Yukine and Kairi can respond to this BBS post, but if you'd like one of them specifically you can ask for it in the subject line or tag.

Chronologically, this happens not long after Hakkai's Ablution.]]
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From: Misaki Yata, Saruhiko Fushimi
Posted: July 6

[ The video starts scrolling to show a floor filled with multicolored plush toys - most of which might be familiar from the recent festival. There’s easily several dozen filling the frame before the feed swings up to catch the pair of people addressing the BBS today.


Yata, the one clearly holding the phone, looks a little sheepish about it, but isn’t letting that stop them. Fushimi, meanwhile, just looks...grumpy. ]


So, uh. We might need some help. We sorta…. overdid it at the festival and ended up with… a lot more prizes than we know what to do with. ….Help?


You overdid it. You wouldn’t admit defeat.


[ Cue a twitch from the shorter boy at his side. ] That’s because I wasn’t defeated!


You were. Several times, but you just had to keep going “five out eight” or whatever.


[ Fushimi was honestly not much better. He’s just not going to say that. ]


Argh! Whatever! Just. Look! If anyone wants some of these, we have too many, so come take them off our hands, alright?


[ Fushimi swipes the camera for a second. ]


Five hundred yen for one.


[ He smirks the tiniest bit.


He is one hundred percent trying to get a reaction out of the redhead. He’s discovered it’s easy and entertaining!


It works. ] What?! [ Yata punches him in the arm before stealing the camera back and looking more than a little exasperated. ] Ignore him. They’re free. I’ve got them at my god’s temple for the time being if anyone wants to swing by and grab some. Or knows anything else we could do with them.


First person to suggest “burn them” gets burned themselves. These things reek when you set them on fire.


[ He’s not sure how he knows that, but he does. And before the rest of the Heavens start questioning what else could follow that rather dubious statement, Yata flicks the video feed off to end the transmission. ]


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From: Dali
Date: July 7th

What wishes do you desire the most? Are they simple? Complex? Have your aims grown in magnitude since you were made a god? Have they decreased since you were made a shinki?

I have noticed a certain hierarchy, you see, and I mean no offense. I should like to hear from a shinki who has seemingly impossible wishes - or a god who possesses a simple nature. There is nothing wrong with either and, in fact, I applaud both natures.


(Ambition is dangerous, but not bad - if it is held in check by a good heart and a strong mind.)
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From: Tonatiuh
Posted: July 4


[Here's Johan, a sheepish expression masking his face as he greets everyone.]

There wouldn't happen to be anyone busy right now, is there? There's an issue.

[He moves the video to show behind him a swarm of jellyfish ayakashi trapped behind what appears to be a borderline.]

This guy [He shows Chikusa, who's sitting against a wall.] is currently keeping them behind a borderline to prevent them from escaping. Appreciate it if someone can come by and Rend these guys before they break free.

[Otherwise, who knows what can happen.]

[ooc; Backdated just before Johan gets a shinki of his own.]
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[Takuma propping up his head in his hand with his elbow planted firmly on the table.]

If you say "oh my god" as a shinki, are you referring to your own god? Do they feel it every time you say that?

If you say it as a god, who are you referring to? Are you talking about a god you really like?

Also, is it normal for shinki to refer to their god by their god name or their whatever name?

What if your shinki form was a toilet or a trash receptacle? What would you do then?

If a god were to pray, who would it be to? Would it be like someone who idolizes a J-Pop star?

These are the important questions.
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From: anonymous
Date: July 4th

Are you tired of trying to order a beer only to have the bartender not see you? Now there is an answer! KINYOBI [map] in Musashino, Tokyo, is now shinki friendly on Thursday through Sunday nights. Tell your friends! Tip well!
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From: Orihime
Date: July 4th (evening)


[ Orihime is standing several yards in front of her small house, but the river behind her might explain why she moved away from it. Even from this distance, there is din of water swirling through the currents. She holds her device like a lady might hold a mirror to apply makeup.

More importantly, she appears to be smiling.]


I have been thoroughly surprised by the generous nature of several new gods and shinki. As it stands, our preparations will be complete in time for Tanabata, which is the 7th of this month if you were not made aware as of yet as another newcomer, and thus long before Obon as well.

In gratitude to the hands that were extended in service to the Heavens - and, if I may, humbly include myself - I wish to repay this kindness. All gods have their talents and mine is the creation of splendid divine raiments for just such a festival as Tanabata and Obon.

If you are one of the new gods or shinki and do not yet possess such, you may seek me out by the Amano river before dusk falls tomorrow and I go in turn to host the Heavens' Tanabata festivities.

---
OOC UPDATE: Have a log!

OOC Missions Info: By responding to this video post, your character earns the right to ignore the Follower/Exp total requirement for the sake of logging Mission 11 or 12. This includes bringing a small group with them per the normal Mission guidelines.
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Posted by: Anonymous
Date: July 3rd

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[ooc: it's all advice you can get from the internet, Niles is being an asshole again.]
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From: Hestia
Posted: July 27th

[The video cuts to Axel, smiling tiredly. He must be in bed, given that there are pillows behind him and he's covered up to his chest in sheets. It's all white, looks pretty idyllic.]

Sorry for that... Extended absence. I collapsed while caring for the sacred fire. Gave my shinki a bit of a scare.

[He laughs a little, but it turns into a cough.]

Basically, I burned myself out. Any of you have advice on what to do while you're supposed to be resting? I'd appreciate it; nice as this vacation is, I'm gonna go stir-crazy here.
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From: Nephenee/Radegast
Date: July 2nd, morning

[So hey, it's been awhile since that one lady with the rabbits has been seen around. In fact, right around the time Alice disappeared, so did the god she served. However, the house is still there, in good care. Meanwhile, there have been rumors floating about the Near Shore of people being helped or saved. Animals seem a little calmer after the events, and children (and a young man who had been quite ill) have spoken of an angel in blue armor keeping them safe. And also reminding them to be good and hospitable, and letting them pet her bunnies when they promised to do so.

Someone's been busy.

Sometime on the second of July, though, she pokes back up out of the blue on the comms, blue armor a little smudged here and there, but no worse for the wear, it seems. Nephenee chuckles a bit abashedly as she rubs the back of her neck, everpresent helm shifting as she does.]


So...Ah...mighta ran off for a bit...after Miss Alice disappeared. Ah'm sorry if Ah...worried anyone. Ah jus' needed to get away from things for awhile...took a trip 'round here an' the Near Shore to clear my head...see the folks we're watchin' over an' such...

Did Ah miss anythin'?

[She's pretty sure she did...]
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From: Davesprite
Date: July 2nd

alright now that shits calmed down after last weeks spectacular and unplanned bonfire night
time to get to the real crux of the issue here
by which i of course mean vacation talk

like come the fuck on people
we were all over the world
where are all the shitty tourist stories
scandalous and weird pantheon relationships unveiled
is zeus still knocking up everything with a pulse or has he gone modern with the rest of us
or if youre not the shittalking type then what was the most fucking awesome shit you encountered on your soul searching journey to your homeland
or your gods homeland depending
there has been a grave lack of talk about this and i for one will not stand for it
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From: Wendy
Date: July 1


[After making sure that Hibiki is otherwise preoccupied for.... reasons, Wendy takes to the network. Her childish face is clearly strained as she tries to keep a hold of some composure. But this has been bugging her for a while now, and she can't hold back.]

Okay, how many people here really believe that a shinki going nora is some sort of huge sin or personal failing? Relatedly, how stupid are you?

And not related at all, does anyone have any good curses or insults?
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From:黒雪姫
Date:June 30

[ She's in a dark room, sitting on the floor in front of a bed and barely illuminated by the pale blue light of the screen in front of her. She'd been putting down a late night of gaming when she suddenly noticed something odd which clearly should be shared with everyone. Hime doesn't say anything save for placing a finger in front of her lips as she gets up, taking the phone with her.

She manages to sit down on the bed, angling her phone just so to show Rei Ryugazaki in deep sleep behind her. ]


Of course, Nagisa. One hundred degrees due southwest into Lavender will taste like oranges.

[ She's trying very hard not to laugh. It's clear Rei's fallen into such deep sleep, he's started sleep talking. Though it is a little sad that he probably misses their friend. But clearly it isn't over just yet. ]

Six hundred degrees plus twenty monarchs butterflies will always equal fourty two, Kuroyukihime

[ Again, another chuckle as she glances over her shoulder. ]

Oh? Is that so, Rei-kun?

Mm...? Hime...?

You were talking about multiplying degrees with butterflies.

[ There is a near inhuman screech when Rei realizes his little secret is out and makes a grab for her phone. He's now fully awake and unintelligibly trying to explain himself. Unfortunately, as she pulls it away they both end up falling off the bed. She finally can't hold in her laughter anymore and is near dead from it by the time the video ends. ]
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From: Osiris
Posted: July 1.

Shinki and gods: I, the Valkyrie, open the temple of Osiris to those of you who wish to train in combat.

Battle against the ayakashi is a service gods and shinki alone can offer the mortal world. Though mortals voice prayers for all manner of things, they have the strength within them to improve their own lot -- to vanquish their personal demons, to overcome their obstacles, to deal with their fellow man. Divine aid in these cases is a boon, not a necessity. Not so with the ayakashi, who as we know can only be truly defeated when god and shinki align their strengths.

Therefore your duty must be to defeat these enemies. As most of you gained your position here through arbitrary assignation, many of you lack the ability to fight, and thus your ability to perform that task. I shall rectify that, should you wish to fulfill your duty.

-The Valkyrie
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From: Kairi
Date: July 1, 2016

[ At first, it's just a still photo - from the night of the Sleepover, Kairi is leaning over Sora's shoulder while messing with his hair and Sora is striking a dramatic pose.

Then there's a second photo, from the night of the Black Parade - when it was just the festival - of the crowd enjoying some of the games, such as darts. Then a third, from the Temple Adventure day, of Kairi hugging some monkey spirits.

And so forth, and so on a couple more pictures go!** ]

Does anyone else use Instagram? [ Kairi switches to video for this part. ] Or take photos any other way? I'm really enjoying keeping these memories of my adventures.

--Filtered from Leo and Roxas--

Actually... [ She makes a beckoning motion to lean in as she whispers - which isn't necessary, she's just being a little silly. ] I made sure Roxas and Leo couldn't see this part. If you have any pictures of them - not embarrassing ones! - I'd love to borrow them for two big decorations at their joint birthday party!

[[**OOC #1: If you'd like to assume Kairi has a pic of your character, I'd love for you to leave a comment about it :D Of course she'd have to have taken it, or done it Selfie style with both of them in the frame, but from any thread they had together is fine!

OOC #2: If you'd like Kairi to swing by and pick up a picture, or help her with party decoration creation, I have an Open Log up!]]
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From: Sakon
Posted: June 29

So.

Um.

If your god leaves, are you supposed to go somewhere...? Or call someone...?

I ate too many manju and I think I'm gonna be sick.


[Warning: Unaccompanied manchild.]

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