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Posted: August 1, 2016
From: Neptune

New here, or pretty sure I am. I might have been here before. I remember a guy who was a god, my god, but I just got here and I'm pretty damn sure I ain't no shinki.

It's giving me a serious case of the Twilight Zone feels here. Anyone else had this happen?


[A certain someone got themselves dead after Sora left and has come back as a god. Memory loss, yay!]

Also, does every temple come with a cat or three? The horse at least makes sense.

[And may have been left some pets.]
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Posted: 11 July
From: Izanagi


    [ When the video starts, it's on Souji specifically. He gives the camera a bit of a wave with the hand not holding his phone, his temple's open kitchen and dining area behind him. ]

    Hello, everyone. I've been working on lists for study groups, and references for them as well as investigative notes, but I wanted to pose a different offer this time. Hence, why this post will have attachments in the form of photos rather than text this time.

    [ Follow his trek, everyone, through the kitchen and under the free standing stairs, to one of his numerous tatami rooms that lead outside on the first floor. He's immediately greeted by a chorus of meows and chirps, any sort of noise a cat might make when pleased at a person, and that's where he comes to a stop. ]

    I've been picking up stray cats, as well as cats from the shelter that were having a hard time finding families, and have been working on socializing them. All of them are in good health at the moment, have had all their vaccines and the like, and are fixed - except one, but more on her in a moment. You see, I've been hoping to find them permanent homes, either here or on the other Shore. Pretty much all of the ones I have are currently ready for that, so I was wondering if there was anyone that was maybe considering a cat for a companion.

    Anyone that isn't homed is going to go up for adoption to the other Shore, but I figured you all could have first dibs.

    If you just want to come and see them, you can do that, too. The aforementioned special cat is actually a new mother, so there are newborn kittens here now.

    [ This is when he turns the phone around, camera focused on the cats around his feet. That's the end of the video!

    As mentioned, there are pictures attached. What these cats look like are up to dealer's choice, if they wanted to adopt one or coo over one in particular, and Souji literally has enough variety that any picture would do.

    ... he also probably has enough cats for anybody that would want one. It's gotten to that point now.
    ]

BBS [Video]

May. 2nd, 2017 08:03 pm
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From: Raphael
Posted: July 11


Hello, everyone. I have a question - well, two questions, I suppose. Is it common to wake up to find items from your homeland in a random place in your temple?

[She holds up a small plant with some ripe berries growing on it.]

I found this in...

[There's a pause here as she reconsiders that statement, and she shakes her head.]

...Well, in Raphael's cathedral, this morning. I'd like to plant it and share the taste of home with everyone, but it's only a small plant. So my second question is: are there any gods or shinki out there who have the ability to make plants grow? I thought it would be nice to start a little garden behind the cathedral, but we're already in the middle of the harvest season. I'll gladly give whoever can help some berries to take home. Please let me know, and thank you.

BBS | Video

May. 2nd, 2017 10:57 am
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From: Misaki Yata
Posted: July 10


[ The video turns on to a shot of Yata looking... well, that's a little harder to tell right away because he's trying to appear as neutral as possible at the moment. Despite that, inwardly he's panicking a little.

He rubs a hand against the back of his neck awkwardly as he addresses the BBS. ]


So, uh. I'm guessing waking up to find your god's temple missing is a bad sign, huh?
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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: Demyx
Date: June 24

So a friend told me that shinki can go off on their own somehow. Like if their god doesn’t like them or something. But also that people get, like, upset about it for some reason.


[ Which doesn’t make sense to him at all. But maybe he’s being closed-minded about this. Either way, it doesn’t hurt to ask, right? ]

How does that happen? And why do people get upset?

Asking for a friend.
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Posted: 21 June
From: Izanagi

    [ It's been a while since he last posted about this, but! Souji offers the network at large a smile from the interior of his temple, cats milling around as per usual. ]

    Early last month, I asked if there was anyone that was interested in doing group studies. Since then, a lot's happened, and there have been new arrivals as well as departures. Unfortunately, some of those departures were people that offered to lead certain subjects, so I felt it might be a good idea to ask again. [ He inclines his head respectfully, quiet for a second before continuing. ]

    As many of you have likely seen, Hakkai-san is offering tutoring for certain subjects - math and Japanese, for example - at a previously abandoned temple. I know from talking with others that Japanese, especially, is in demand due to the fact that a lot of arrivals aren't familiar with the language. So if you feel you may need help with either of those, please, take a look at the schedule.

    He's also been kind enough to open up the space to other lessons so...

    I think it'd be a great idea to get on track with actually doing these studies, both to learn new things we might need and to enrich ourselves since it's a little difficult for us to go to school on the Near Shore. We should be able to help one another, right? [ He flashes a friendly smile, easy as anything. ]

    Personally, I worked as a tutor back home, so I have some experience in the matter. I'm specifically good with history, literature, and science, but also with Japanese and English both. For non-school subjects it's mostly first-aid and cooking, but if you're interested in fishing or origami, then that, too.

    But there are a lot of us here who might not have the proper training when it comes to certain types of weapons, the use of magic or other newfound abilities, or just fighting in general. I have combat experience, but I'm self-taught and it's with swords only. If there's anyone that would be interested in offering training for whatever styles of combat and weaponry that they specialize in, I think it'd be appreciated. I know I'd personally like to learn more forms of combat, as a god, so that I don't somehow hurt my shinki in the event their vessel is one I've never used before.

    If there's something in particular you're interested in learning or teaching, please feel free to let me know. I'll compile a list for both, and do a follow up after the next batch of arrivals comes in so that they can join as well. If you previously volunteered to lead a study group for a certain subject, I'd appreciate it if you could let me know if you're still interested so we can match you up with groups.

    [ He bows his head. ]


( Souji has transcribed the video, for anyone who would rather read text. A link to Hakkai's post that he's referring to has also been ICly provided. )
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Posted: 19 June 2016 11:00 AM
From: Henir

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MASTER HAS PERMITTED ME ACCESS TO THIS NETWORK ACCOUNT TO TEST THE NETWORK DATA COLLECTION AND USER INTERACTION SYSTEMS. PLEASE STAND BY WHILE USER INTERACTION IS LOADED.

HELLO! INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: MY NAME IS APOCALYPSE! I AM MASTER ADD'S ASSISTANT AND NASOD COMBAT UNIT CREATED USING THE MASTERMIND AI PROGRAM. CURRENT VERSION IS 1.5.125. SYSTEM AGE FROM VERSION 1.0 TO CURRENT DATE IS APPROXIMATELY 7 MONTHS, 5 DAYS, 17 HOURS, 33 MINUTES. THERE ARE 4 USERS REGISTERED UNDER CATEGORY: ALLY. IT IS NICE TO MEET EVERYONE!

MORE DATA ON USER SPEECH PATTERNS AND PRIORITY TOPICS ARE REQUIRED TO IMPROVE THE NETWORK DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM. PLEASE INPUT PERSONAL DATA AND/OR REQUESTS TO PROCEED WITH DATA REFINEMENT. I WILL SEARCH THE BBS AND OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES TO OBTAIN REQUESTED INFORMATION. WHEN ISSUING COLLECTION REQUESTS, PLEASE ADVISE IF THE RESULTS ARE ACCURATE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!


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From: Katsuki Yuuri
Date: June 19

Hello :)

My name is Yuuri, and I'm a shinki of Bastet's. I've been here for several weeks and haven't really gotten around to using the BBS very much so far, but it's nice to meet any of you I haven't met before!

There are two things I wanted to talk about... or ask about, really.

First, I've heard a lot about the skills shinki are supposed to be able to use, but if any older shinki would be willing to explain more or help me train to use them better, I'd really appreciate the guidance.

Second, I wondered if anyone might have any guidance about how to find a part time job on the Near Shore. My god provides for us, of course, but I'd like to have a little bit of pocket money for things. My own clothes that my god didn't pick out, things like that. I thought maybe I might try to find work at a cat cafe, since that seems like it would be serving my god, too, or maybe at a dance studio since I seem to know a lot about that, but... I'm not sure, and I thought maybe it would be nice to brainstorm with some other people.

Thank you for your time!
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From: Dali
Date: June 19th

I should think even soulless Shinki deserve a name? Since I cannot say they are a male or a female, are there names that are...neutral? I have sought out Georgian names - since their origin seems the most fitting - but only a few appeal to me.

Eteri, for example, has a nice sound; as does Imeda. Can you immediately determine gender based on them?


(The first means "ether, air" and the second means "hope", which is why they appeal to her so much (besides their sound).)

I welcome all suggestions.

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