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EVENT LOG: NATURE & NURTURE

Who: EVERYONE opting out of the Gentlemen plot
What: Nature & Nurture hippie mingle log!
When: Days 345-349 ( Oct. 22-31 )
Where: an unnamed encampment outside the city of Asgard
Rating: PG-13. Pay mind that there will be mentions of magical psuedo-drug use in this log. Anything above that should be taken to a private log, please!

[ By early morning of Day 345 ( Oct. 22 ), Honir will have laid a clear and simple trail of breadcrumbs that take the form of a soft dusk-coloured light whenever you look directly upon it. Those clued into its purpose and curious minds alike are welcome to follow the path, but it will have vanished by evening of the same day, so be quick about it!

The path will lead straight through the Gate of Fire. There is a heavy line of guards here as always, and they will stop everyone that tries to pass for a simple bag check and question of intent. Following a glowing trail of light might seem like a ridiculous answer, but the guards know their ridiculous gods and will send the Travellers along with a word of warning not to head too far north, lest they accidentally stumble upon enemy land. As though acting as proof of the threat, immediately past the gate is a massive expanse of space discordant to the rest of the forestry that surrounds the city: the site of Freyr's explosion. The blast radius has since filled with various plant life now wilting with the seasons, but it is still an obvious mark of the past battle and the lingering threat. Best not to take it lightly.

Continuing northwest, the trail will take them across the river where several crude bridges were laid by the Fire Giants to reach the city. They're still intact but are nothing fancy, so be careful and move quickly. It will take about half a day to move beyond this point, making it a good place to stop and rest, as the encampment is still a ways off. The line of trees is somewhat thinner here, closer to sparsely interrupted plains of grass, but it is a quiet night beneath the faint cloud coverage.

Before dawn on Day 346 ( Oct. 24 ), a loud crack of what sounds like single stroke of thunder may wake the Travellers that are further ahead on the dimly lit path. A red streak across the sky can be seen in the direction of Muspellheim, and though these Travellers will not feel the earthquake that rattles the Holy City, those that looked close enough during that cracking sound might've seen seven small specks of light falling from the hole in the sky like shooting stars barrelling downwards. The path will become insistent, then, urging the Travellers forward to their destination with a stronger glow and a faint sense of compulsion. Clouds are rolling in and it's set to be a cold day; with luck, there will be warmth wherever the path leads.

By the time they come across the camp later the same day, they'll have come upon thick forests again with tall trees bearing fruit of all shapes and sizes. Several dozen villagers of human and elvish descent will greet them happily with welcoming smiles and offered hugs. They will provide tent space, extra blankets, and baskets to forage for food with them. Hunters can bring back game if they please, but wastefulness will not be tolerated and every piece of their catch will be put to some use. Those that gather amongst the trees might experience the fleeting sprites of the trees that are the Loljesker. They can never be seen, but they are undoubtedly there, flitting across the treetops and dropping hard-reached food to the peoples below.

The evening of Day 346, the campers will hold a modest feast for their guests, bringing out their finer meats and fruits and vegetables to honour the Travellers and their cause. They'll offer ceremonial tea, but any questions as to what it is will be met with "a blessing from the spirits of the Mother" and other such vague hippie answers. This tea is a mild hallucinogen that will have no harmful effect on the body. Ten minutes after drinking the tea, Travellers will notice a glowing spectre nearby in the shape of an animal; think spirit animal or daemon, anything that represents your character's true nature. These daemons will follow their owners around for the duration of the trip, behaving like their respective Traveller at their purest form. For example, someone that is a cookie enthusiast but restrains themselves from eating all of the cookies might have a daemon that devours all the cookies. Released inhibitions! These daemons are creatures of light and cannot be touched by anything but each other, and only the Travellers that drink the tea can see them. Drinking the tea is completely optional.

On the evening of Day 348 ( Oct. 29 ), as rainfall turns to thundering, a loud tittering will be heard coming from all across the treetops. The Loljesker heard the cries of the Travellers in Asgard, even from this great distance, and will start to urge the visiting Travellers back to their city. The natives will heed their warning as gospel and start packing the Travellers up, ushering them on the path back home. Anyone that resists will have the sprites throwing rotten fruit at them or dropping branches on their heads; this is a kindness by all means, and you do not want to see what happens when they get mean.

Honir's trail will be gone by now, but the daemons will stay with their Travellers to guide the path through the storm. It will be harder to navigate in the darkness and the rain, but the natives will have given them food, clean water, and let them keep their blankets to forge some kind of warmth. The storming will end by the next day, though the rain will keep falling, and as the Travellers cross back over the river with the Gate of Fire in sight, the daemons will dissipate into the rain like scattered beads of light. Welcome back to the city, friends. We hope you had a lovely trip. ]

[ OOC NOTES: This is the mingle log for October's opt-out event, Nature & Nurture. There is a world map here for reference of where the Travellers are going; they'll be in that last clutter of trees in the direction of Mirror Lake. Please put [OPEN/CLOSED] in the title of your comment along with the date/location. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns! ]
failassassin: (faucet tap of death)

all days, ota!

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-22 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Day 345

Of course Turlough's coming on the journey. It's an adventure. Besides, he wanted to see more of this world outside of the city. However, as they pass through the area of the explosion, he frowns, looking it over. That...was unexpected. He turns towards whoever is next to him and asks, obviously confused,

"What happened here?"

Day 346/7

As the tea is offered, Turlough takes it without question-he likes tea, after all. It's something he's grown fond of. What he doesn't expect is to be followed by a dumb looking sheep for the rest of the day. He's spent most of the time coaxing his sheep to please just join him and be with the others, it's not that hard. Apparently the sheep likes sulking, a fact which Turlough will deny until the day he dies because he knows just who else likes sulking.

He spends most of Day 347 continuing in his battle to get the sheep to be social before he mentally decides 'forget this' and spends the afternoon away from everybody else. He managed to bring a sketchbook with him, and is sketching some of the flora of the area, laying on the grass next to his grumpy sheep as he does so.

Day 348

One thing that's great about never changing from your school outfit ever is that it comes with a jacket. Turlough is holding the jacket above his head, in an attempt to keep himself and the bag containing his sketchbook dry. The downside is, he smells a bit like rotten fruit. Apparently, the spirits or whoever wouldn't take 'let me wait until it clears up' for an answer.
ffuckoff: [static] (we're in the planning stages.)

346

[personal profile] ffuckoff 2013-10-23 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
Aaaand here's Sparky, wagging his tail and barking like an idiot. Sheep? He bounces around the creature, barking and wagging his tail.

Fiona is close behind him. "Oh, for fuck's sake. You're not even a fucking sheepdog!"
Edited (lol oops) 2013-10-23 04:55 (UTC)
failassassin: (cheeky little smile)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-23 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Turlough can't help but smile as the dog bounds its way over towards him.

"I wish mine had some of the energy like yours. My sheep seems to do nothing but sulk."
ffuckoff: [static] (are you sure.)

[personal profile] ffuckoff 2013-10-23 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"Nah, Fido was sulking earlier. I told him to man up." Now he's just going a bit overboard with the playfulness. He rolls in the grass, belly in the air.
failassassin: (chilling like a villain)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-23 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"I've tried to tell my sheep that, but he won't listen." As the dog rolled in the grass, Turlough couldn't help but laugh.

"I'd give him a belly rub, but it seems I can't touch these creatures." That's what happens when you drink magic tea and hallucinate spirit animal type things, apparently.
ffuckoff: [static] (hilars and also you're gross.)

[personal profile] ffuckoff 2013-10-24 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
"Heh, yeah. Always wanted a dog, and now I can't pet the damn thing." At this, the dog looks up and quirks its head like a Kibbles & Bits commercial.
failassassin: (cheeky little smile)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-24 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
He shakes his head, looking at the dog. "Well, think of it this way. At least it won't be shedding all over your clothes."

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347!

[personal profile] averagemedium 2013-10-23 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Ryan's had the same idea about getting out of the way for a bit-- people are great and all, but too many of them in one place... that can get overwhelming, especially with all the daemons around. Finding the spot occupied doesn't deter him too much, though; people can share a little relative quiet, right?

So he's just setting himself down on the grass not too far away, enough to allow Turlough some space, absently pulling yarn, needles, and half a dog-sized sweater out of his bag. "Sort of wish I'd had the same idea now," he says with a nod toward the sketchbook. "Not that I figure they'd look much like they were supposed to, but y'know. It'd turn out interesting either way, yeah?"

Meanwhile the bleeding-heart dove accompanying him is busy perching on top of the sheep, just trying to nest right into its wool. It looks comfy- and maybe company will cheer it up? The bird is set on trying.
failassassin: (captain pensive)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-23 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Turlough can't help but smile as the man sits next to him. "To be honest, I didn't know what to expect," Turlough said, with a shrug. After all, he knew next to nothing about Asgard. "I only brought the sketchbook because I might see something interesting."

He looks over towards the dove, perching on the sheep. Turlough can't help but shake his head at that. "I can't believe it. That stupid sheep likes the other animals more than it likes the people."

[personal profile] averagemedium 2013-10-25 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
"So does mine-- I guess it's just sort of a thing? I mean, we can't touch them, can't really blame them for going after other company-- would you leave it alone?" That last bit's directed, exasperated, at the dove as it starts trying to preen at the sheep's wool with very limited success.

"...at least interesting's not rare," he finishes with a sigh and a shake of his head as he glances away from the bird. "If it's not surprise murder or surprise festivals it's surprise glowing animals."
failassassin: (captain pensive)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-25 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
"And honestly, I'd prefer surprise glowing animals over surprise murder," Turlough said, with a long-suffering sigh. He did not want to deal with surprise anything, to be honest, but if he had to, then animals won out over murder.

"Is that a common thing here? Surprise murder, that is."

[personal profile] averagemedium 2013-10-25 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
"Aren't most murders surprises?" He tilts his head slightly, curiously. "In that sense it's pretty common-- but, uh. For a while after I got here I don't think there were very many, there were just... some problems, recently. Things going wrong. I think it's pretty much cleared up."

...of course he'll be unpleasantly corrected on that when they get home, but for now? He sounds pretty hopeful. The last stretch has been kind of shit.
failassassin: (faucet tap of death)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-25 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"Most murders are surprises for the victim," Turlough said, fiddling with his jacket in thought. "Not for the murderer." His tone was slightly regretful, as if he had some experience in the matter and absolutely hated it.

"By things going wrong, do you mean the Thiazi bit? I heard about it from one of my friends."

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becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)

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[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2013-10-23 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sorry, couldn't tell you," Irving remarks as he goes by. "Only arrived a week or so ago."
failassassin: (oh that's how to cripple the TARDIS?)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-23 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
"Then that makes two of us," Turlough says, as he looks at the crater, obviously interested. "But something must have happened. And whatever it was, somebody here knows."
becauseichooseto: Standing hands behind his back (well then)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2013-10-24 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"Presumably, something like a bomb," he replies. "And something that happened long enough ago that life has regrown. That takes more than a few weeks."
failassassin: (captain pensive)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-24 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Asgard is magical though," Turlough responded, thinking out loud. "They wouldn't have the technology to build a proper bomb."
becauseichooseto: Standing hands behind his back (neutral)

[personal profile] becauseichooseto 2013-10-24 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"And what is magic?" he replied. "Psionic power, nothing more. If there's anything I can trust in, it's the capacity of the inventive to build things to destroy. I think they do have the technology, and I would suggest our bracelets would serve as evidence of that. If they can create these, they can certainly create a bomb."
failassassin: (slightly snarky)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-24 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
He nodded, looking down at his bracelet. It was an inventive little device...and if they could make something like that, then why not a bomb? The other man was right.

"So now the problem is, we simply need to figure out why it was made instead of how."

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comeonthensexy: (→002)

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[personal profile] comeonthensexy 2013-10-27 08:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, if the sheep doesn't want to be social, then the Doctor shall fix it! Because that's what he's good at. He sees Turlough some ways off, and so cheerfully trots over - giraffe in tow - to join him in the grass.

Because it looks pretty much completely ideal.

"Hello!"
failassassin: (cheeky little smile)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-28 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
Turlough can't help but smile as the Doctor wanders over. He pats the grass next to him, as if offering the Doctor to sit down.

"Hello there yourself. Enjoying the trip?"
comeonthensexy: (→215)

[personal profile] comeonthensexy 2013-10-28 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
He would have even if he didn't get offered, but he's happy for that.

"Ah, yes. Bit slow and lazy, but it's not bad."

He supposes it is as Brax said to him; sometimes, slowing down and sitting wasn't bad. And he knows that, really, even if he has a difficult time with it for the most part.
failassassin: (slightly snarky)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-28 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"A bit different from your normal routine, eh Doctor?" he teases, shaking his head slightly. "I wonder how you'd get used to it."
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[personal profile] comeonthensexy 2013-10-28 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
"I actually stayed with some friends for a while once. On Earth. 21st century. It was... okay."

He definitely couldn't do it without friends around, though.
failassassin: (slightly snarky)

[personal profile] failassassin 2013-10-28 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's tedious," Turlough said, with a frown. "Now you know why I was so eager to get off that rock when we first met." Because as nice as the school was, it just wasn't what he was used to. It was too dull and backwater for his tastes.

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