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Date: September 2
From: Caireen


I'd like to take this time to invite any interested parties to my Temple in two day's time for a group training session.  Our primary objectives will be to work on stealth, speed, and camouflage, along with surveying one's surroundings in potentially high-tension situations.

[...did she just describe a game of Hide and Seek?  Maybe.]

The session is open to all shinki and gods, regardless of age or experience.  I'll do my best to provide some refreshments on the side.  If you have any further questions, you're welcome to get in touch with either myself or my shinki, Trunks--really, it was more his idea than mine.

[Credit where credit is due] 

Hopefully, this can be a fun learning experience for many.

((ooc: Trunks has a log up for anybody who wants to thread out any training/mingling at Mai's Temple))
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From: Sha Gojyo
Date: August 9th

Announcing SHINKI SUNDAYS at KINYOBI. Show your shinki mark and drink for half price all night!

SHINKI SUNDAYS are a god-free event.

Directions: [map] Take Amaterasu's southernmost temple to Musashino, then the K bus heading north.
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Hello, everyone. It's been a while since I've made an announcement like this, but I'm afraid I've been a little busy lately. I hadn't intended to stop taking clothing commissions, but I've been training with Lady Orihime over the past few weeks to learn more about creating divine raiments and it's been taking up most of my free time. I've finished my first major project, though, so I've got a little more flexibility lately.

I still won't be taking commission work until I've finished my training, but I do have enough time to open the temple up for beauty treatments. The pools in the garden behind the temple have healing properties and help keep skin soft, and I can also do hair and nail work for anyone who's interested. In addition, I'll be teaching a sewing class once a week at Hakkai's school. And once Lady Orihime is satisfied with my progress, I'll be able to start making clothing again too. So if anyone is interested in any of that, feel free to let me know and we can either set up an appointment at Lakshmi's temple or get you enrolled at the school.

[Forrest smiles, nodding at the feed.]

I'll be looking forward to hearing from you all!

BBS - Text

Jun. 17th, 2017 11:23 pm
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Date: July 26 - Late Afternoon
Posted by: Kaede

Hello everyone. May I please have a moment of your time?
I have had the opportunity to meet or speak with some of you before but for those of you I have not, my name is Kaede. I am exemplar to Fuujin-sama.

Allow me to personally apologize for the mix up that happened earlier today. We have been shifting things around and it was still a work in progress. But those issues have been resolved over the last few hours.

All newly arrived gods should have personally received a notice from myself or been approached and told the name of your shinki by this time. It will be a little strange at first but please do your best to work together.

If there is anyway I can assist any of you further, please let me know.

Thank you,

((OOC: God/Shinki pairing list is here))
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From: Demyx
Posted: July 13th

[ As the feed clicks on, it shows a young man with totally stylish and gravity-defying dirty blond hair in a black cloak sitting in some kind of papasan-style chair with an acoustic guitar in his lap. Demyx lazily plucks away at it, strumming out what sounds loosely like Modest Mouse’s “Float On”. ]

So, I finally did it!

[ Pausing from his strumming, he holds his wrist up the camera way too closely, turning it this way and that. ]

Look! See? No more name! Which means no more god. And no more work, no more training... which means no more gross sweating. Ew.

[ Seriously, call him when it’s winter, please. He pulls a face, but then sits back again and resumes strumming, picking back up where he left off. ]

Bishamonten says I’ve gotta get a new one, but maaaan... [ He sighs heavily, shoulders slumping. ] I just don’t wanna, yanno?

[ In truth, he’s still a little bummed that Riku basically shot him down. Now there was a god he could’ve gotten behind! But, oh well. He’s not going to mention that, or let it weigh on him much. Just means more vacation time for him, right? Right! Except... ]

But she says if I don’t do it myself they’ll just stick me with someone again. Someone who might not like me, like last time.

Man... can’t I just like, hang out here and play music, and not do combat stuff? I’m totally not comfortable with it anyway...

BBS | Text

May. 7th, 2017 11:58 am
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From: Saruhiko Fushimi
Date: 12 July 22:00

[What? He doesn't sleep!]

I haven't been here long but my god vanished before I ever got to meet him which makes me wonder: what the hell is a shinki good for? What are we supposed to do? Is there any point in serving a god if they can just vanish?
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From: Aidos
Date: July 9

Hello. This is Midoriya Izuku for those of you who don't know me well. I've been talking with a few people, and it seems that while newly minted gods often get somebody to guide them through their arrival, shinki aren't so lucky.

I think it would be good if we could compile a resource for newly arrived shinki. There's no reason they need to be so confused upon their arrival.

As I'm not a shinki, I don't know everything that should go into it. Could those who are please say what they would have liked to know earlier?

Thank you for your time.
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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: 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: 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: 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: Homura Akemi
Date: June 22 (afternoon)

What kind of hobbies do you have?

[It's been a while since the last time that she asked something on the network. She's fairly confident in being a shinki and protecting Souji, but she's less sure about what she's supposed to do when they aren't doing something.

Hakkai suggested hobbies back then and she really... doesn't have any to speak of, besides looking after Souji and Nanako.]
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From: Kairi
Date: June 21st (10am-11am ish)

[This is a series of private threads that Kairi will initiate with characters who are in the teenage age range and she has CR with, gender being inconsequential.]

Hey! Forrest invited me to a Sleepover tonight and I wanted to invite you too. He's the god presiding over Lakshimi's * temple and he's really nice. There'll be snacks, we can do a bit of makeup work if you want, hair done, or just hang out for awhile! We've all been working so hard, I think it's worth it to have some fun. Let me know so I can tell Forrest, okay? Thanks!

[* Her spelling error. It's actually Lakshmi.]

OOC - People she would text include but are not limited to: Aya-chan, Chikusa, Chrome, "D2" / Carl, Davesprite, Dust, Felicia, Hajime, Homura, Kaya, Keith, Kija, Lance, Lavi, Lux, Maria, Nami, Ouka, Prompto, Raichi, Riku Replica ("Brandon"), Rin, Sansa, Senri, Shunpei, Shuusei, Sousuke, Urashima, Wendy, Yata, Yukine, Yuto - but if I forgot anyone, you can hit me up on [plurk.com profile] frudence
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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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Date: June 14
From: Donut

Hey everyone!

Private Franklin Delano Donut here with a request.

Now, I'm sure I'm not the only god here who takes their responsibility to their shinki seriously. You see, [ his smile falters ] I don't think I've been doing a great job of it so far. I don't want my shinki to suffer because of it, so that's where you come in.

[ He's all smiles now. ]

Hakari's super awesome but he's shy. So, if anyone out there is looking to make a new friend please consider him! You won't regret it! He's got these rad papers that fly around and do cool stuff ---Oh! And his eyeliner is totally on point! [ He sounds so proud. ] He's not afraid to wear a bathrobe outside either, [ a wink ] so you know he's open to anything.

Any shinki's or gods out there who'd like to come and meet him, I'll be throwing a debutante, or as they call it in the states, a coming out party for him at the end of the month! So consider this your formal invitation.

I hope to see you there!

[ ooc: it will be a pool party due to the heat ]

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Posted: June 14th
From: Davesprite

ok so
ive been thinking about this for a while but how exactly the fuck does this whole belief to god system work here anyway
i mean we have gods here that nobody except ancient history nerd basement cultists should be worshipping
riding high when some of the big names are spectacular only in their absence
and then theres the question of what bar you have to pass to be considered a god
like where the fuck are our incarnations of the flying spaghetti monster and ceiling cat
or less tragically dated memes
come on people they have religious texts too

[He's been relearning meme culture since he rediscovered it, someone stop him.]

i guess im not that faithful a person because the whole thing seems like grade a spun bullshit to me
but maybe someone can make more sense out of this most gordian of knots

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When: June 6
From: Wendy


[The video suddenly flashes on, focused on what looks like a young girl- one that some of the people who attended the beach party the other day might recognize, although her hair has been pulled down into a more sensible long braid. The background shows she's walking through the Far Shore somewhere, going inbetween temples.]

[Her eyes widen in surprise.]

Oh! Oops, I didn't mean to turn it on already.... Oh well, I guess. So if this is really working like it's supposed to...

Hello, I'm Wendy. I just got here yesterday as a shinki, and I have a few questions.... Well, one in particular.

The first is, what are the questions you always see from new shinki? The things you think they need to know?

The second is... I got invited to go shopping with someone, since I only have one outfit! If anyone else is in the same position, or just wants to get new clothes.... Meet us in, um... Harajuku, I think she called it...? So yeah- we'll be there for today.

[For a second, she fiddles with the phone before it suddenly turns off.]

[ooc: For those interest, the log is over here!]


Dec. 13th, 2016 11:03 am
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