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Interdimensional Managers ([personal profile] interdimanagers) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-01-19 04:25 pm


Who: All the rescuers...and DAFT PUNK.
What: The rescuers enter Vista City for the first time.
When: January 20th, 2055
Where: The ship, the coast, and outer Vista City.
Warnings: Could basically be anything.

“Viral mess turned dreams into an empire.
Self-made success now she rolls with Rockefellers.
Survival of the richest, the city's ours until the fall.
But we don't feel like outsiders at all.”


Your arrival on Tera doesn’t exactly happen with a bang – though maybe that’s a good thing, given that this is supposedly a stealth operation. The ship firsts touches down somewhere in the ocean, at which point it hovers above the waves for a few hours while Shep “touches base” with some “contacts.”

This is your time to get ready, to collect any gear you’ve been assigned, and to talk over initial plans with your new teammates. You’ve been given a rough outline of what to expect upon reaching actual land. You’re going to be dropped off in the ring of forested land outside of the city, at which point you are to access a hidden stash of supplies that has been planted there for you and head into the city, where a second stash of supplies will be waiting for you in the outer ring of the city.

It will probably be a long walk. From the onboard supplies everyone will be given the following:

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING: if your character doesn’t already speak English, they will be given some time with a crown like technological device that seems the be able to psychically teach people languages at a rapid pace. Whatever has been enabling communication so far won’t cover you once you enter the city, so it’s important that you’re prepared. How easily a person’s brain accepts this information will vary based on unseen neurological factors, and can range from perfect fluency to an uneasy second language. (On an OOC level, whether or not your character struggles with picking up English is completely up to you.) Most of this training will be done on the trip to Tera.
  • THEIR DESIGNATED TOOLS: any items your character was designated on your application will be given to them now. They’ll have some degree of choice in what they get, but everything is limited in supply. There are manuals for everything, but how much you can be fucked to read them will vary. Also, some of them aren’t in English or anything else even remotely recognizable.
  • COMMUNICATION DEVICES: Everybody will get a communicator, which are worn around the back of your ear and project a holographic field over your eyes when activated. The device itself must be manually switched on with your fingers, and from there on out your exact method of controlling it depends on the settings. Some of the more basic functions can be manipulated with “brain waves” (though nothing very complicated) and the rest is mostly voice or touch activated, though you can also set it up to be controlled with blinking and eye movement if you are a “pro”. Its functions include voice, voice-to-text, and a sort of janky manual text mode that you have to touch the screen to use. Video chat is not available, though it is capable of recording video from your POV to be shared manually after the fact. It can also share still images. Various channels can be set up and accessed, both private and public, much like a Teamspeak server is used in gaming.
  • HOLO EMITTERS (LIMITED): The amount of these available are limited by “plot convenience.” Do you want your character to have to struggle with their alien appearance to get by constantly? Then imagine there wasn’t enough of them to go around and your character was unlikely or benevolent enough to not receive one. Would you rather they have access to one? Then you can have one. A holo emitter is capable of projecting a holographic image around your character and disguising their appearance, the complexity of which is entirely up to you. The major problems with it are that 1) it can’t conceal things that the hologram doesn’t actually touch – cow horns could be covered in a hologram to look like a hat, but it couldn’t make them look as if there is nothing there at all, and 2) the holograms have no mass, and so if anyone tries to touch them they’ll realize they are just light projections. Also, like most of the equipment, they only work for a few hours before running out of power.

Once Shep has made sure things are prepared and everyone has their stuff, the ship will very briefly skirt close enough to the shore for people to disembark. The beach seems totally free of witnesses, and once you’ve hit land it’s a short run to the tree line. A few random people will have map information uploaded into their communicators (Usagi, Saitama, Reborn, Pearl, and Sparks Nevada are the lucky winners) and will be put in charge of making sure everyone navigates to the first stash correctly, and then into the outskirts of the city where a meet-up point and a second stash of equipment is located. The directions are not complicated, but it’s a lot of people to shepherd around incognito. How everybody handles this is completely up to the characters.

Meanwhile, Shep is piloting the ship back off into the ocean to hide it somewhere. He says he’ll meet you in the city at some point, and that he’ll keep in contact via the communicators. Stay safe, and good luck!

The first stash is about a twenty minute walk into the forest, and should be found with relative ease. It is basically just a few large, plastic tubs buried beneath soil and moss, and has to be dug up like treasure. Inside of it lies the following:

  • AMERICANA DISGUISES: Clothing, make up, the works – everything the average joe needs to pass themselves off as a resident of Vista City. Outfits are perhaps a bit more eccentric and flashy than you’re used to...or maybe a bit less, depending where you come from. Either way, it’s a specific look, and there should be enough here to accommodate new outfits for all the humanoids. If you’re a horse, you’re sort of on your own. What your character ends up with is up to you, though “space rave” is a good way to describe common aesthetics. There are also a lot of hooded coats, hats, and other articles that would be good for hiding inhuman characteristics.
  • RATIONS: Enough food at water, tightly compact, to last everyone for a few days. It’s going to start to run out quickly, though, so the group is going to need some breadwinners sooner rather than later.
  • A WELCOME CARD: A welcome message from these two with their selfie printed on the front. Written inside are the following messages: “Glad you could make It! ♥ –Gold” and ”Welcome to hell. ☺ -Silver”. They are both in the same handwriting.

From there, the maps only lead further into the city.


You'll quickly notice that Vista City comes with multiple levels - the ground level, that actually touches the earth, and then a second level of streets and walkways that occurs halfway up the mountainous buildings. Cars streak down both sets of speedways, and the signs of life scatter every inch of the towers surrounding you. At the same time, though, a city of this magnitude leaves a lot of nooks and crannies left frequently unseen - something you'll definitely have to take advantage of. In the outer ring of the city the population is less dense than it gets towards the center, so at the least it gives you the opportunity to get your bearings.

You'll find that there is no shortage of people stalking around in the darkness, even as the sun sets and night totally takes hold. A lot of them are dressed pretty funny, too, and any insecurities you had about looking ridiculous can tentatively be put aside. The costumes you were left do allow you to blend in about as well as you could hope. If the navigation team holds true, you'll be able to make it to the next stash in good time. You've been advised to avoid talking to locals as much as possible, at least until you've figured things out better. There is a notable absence of homeless people on the streets, which could mean any number of things.

The place you end up at is, unsurprisingly, a warehouse. One of the few entirely flat buildings in the cityscape, the maps will lead into the center of the building. You try the door. It opens. When you go inside, you aren't alone.

The floor is littered in blankets and what passes for foam mattresses. Waiting with them is the silver helmeted figure from the welcome card earlier. They usher you in hastily and ask you some cursory questions about whether you've been followed. When they seem satisfied, they'll tell you that you can spend the night here.

"This is the first and last time you can stay here," they'll say, gesturing around. "This was Gold and I's launchpad for the last little while, and we're junking it after this. I recommend you follow our example. Don't stay any one place too long, and don't travel in one huge group. If you do that, one bad night will pin you all down."

Silver will pass out what is apparently enough fake IDs for everyone in the ship - complete with each individual's image (or a human approximation) and a made up name. It's enough info to get a job with, they'll explain, if you can manage it. Avoid pushing the forgery's limits, though, if you can. They made them themselves so they expect they are excellent quality, but you can never be too careful.

"...Most importantly," they'll finish. "Don't go looking for the prisoners right now, as much as you might want to. If you fuck that up, you'll fuck this up for everyone - and I'll tell you right now, other people have already invested a lot more blood and tears into this than you have. Respect that."

Silver will stay for a few more hours, and then Gold will appear to take over, bringing snacks and hot chocolate with them. Get a good sleep, you'll need it.

“We are the new Americana.
High on legal marijuana,
Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.
We are the new Americana.”
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

Agent 3 | OTA

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-20 05:51 am (UTC)(link)

"There's so much land and so many trees!"

Agent 3 took to learning English well. It's the language from the Word on High that inspires the Splatfests. Her voice still has a very aquatic sound to it. She'll complain a little about having to walk instead of swim, but she follows along near the map holders. Her gun is poised and ready to shoot the whole time.

When they reach the first stash, she helps to keep watch as others dig out the buried goods. She shoots her bright green ink up the trunk of a tree and swims up into the branches.

Later, she'll look for a large jacket with a hood to help hide her pointed ears (though her Hero Headset will do the work for her) and tentacle hair. She has no problem going for the brighter colors. Her Hero Suit has bright yellows and greens already. She feels weird adding a hat to her headset (Isn't that illegal to double up?), but she chooses something that can hold her tentacles tied up like a boy Inkling does. Oh! Goggles! If it's okay to double up, it'll be okay to triple up, right?


Agent 3 can't keep her eyes still once they finally reach the city. There's so much to see, so many humans. Is this what the past looked like? It's amazing! Even the warehouse is interesting to her, and she wants to explore every bit.

Her card says Emma Skidd. It's kind of strange to have a fake name for a code name, but she shrugs and pockets the ID. Picking a spot and a blanket, she pulls out her Hero Shot and shoots ink onto the floor. Then it's a bloop and into the ink she goes. When she pokes out her head, she's a squid and not her kid form.

"Are there Ink Battles here or whatever humans do like it? If I can do that, I can earn us money."
avidita: (pixiv 4925030) (I've done dumber things than this)


[personal profile] avidita 2016-01-20 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"You'll probably find less trees when we hit the city proper."

Mammon deals with all the excitement fairly easily, not particularly surprised. This is a squid. Or a kid? Squidkid. Either way, she seems pretty aquatic in nature.

"Although I suppose there should be parks somewhere in it," they muse. "But we'd have to get a proper feel for the city first."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-21 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
"It'll be more like home then but with a lot less water." 3 pokes her head out of the leaves. "Well. Maybe. The polar ice caps must not have melted yet if we can keep walking this long and not see water again."

Again, she's trying to picture what a human city will look like.
avidita: (sassybird) (He told me I'm a small core of pure)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-01-22 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
"There might be libraries here, for us to see just what the state of the world is like..." It seems similar enough to Mammon's own home that they imagine they could get past things well enough, but they don't want to make a fool of themself.

...Speaking of which. "Do they have that back where you're from? Libraries?"
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-23 08:14 am (UTC)(link)
"We do. I studied in there all the time for school. It's one of the few places I know where inking everything isn't a good idea." Sure, the ink will eventually disappear, but in the meantime, the books can't be read!

She... wasn't the one responsible for discovering that. Just one of the victims in the prank.

"Do you think they'll let us have a library card?"
avidita: (sassybird) (I think I sold my soul to a dominatrix)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-01-24 05:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"Most likely." Mammon shrugs as they keep going, curious about the city that waits for them. "It's not something you exactly need a background check for. Out of this whole mission, that will probably be the easiest thing to get, in fact."

A thought occurs to them, and they cross their arms. "And there might be computers for use as well there..."
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (I just can't kelp myself)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-25 08:18 am (UTC)(link)
"I know how to use those, and it's not suspicious for people to look up their favorite singers." There are many bands back home, and it would be hard to keep up with all of them without the use of technology. Everyone loves to talk about the newest album release or TV performance.

"It sounds like a good first mission: locate a library."
avidita: (pixiv 4925030) (I've done dumber things than this)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-01-26 09:36 am (UTC)(link)
"We can split up for that." Mammon reaches up to tug back their hood enough to show off the device curled around their ear. "It'll be easy to alert each other when we've found the appropriate place with these, at least."

Thank goodness for easy communication.
woomy: icon of a happy Agent 3 (Inkin' awesome!)

/connects this to the other thread =U

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-28 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
"And we can start looking for the city's power source and radio towers." Agent 3 hasn't forgotten about what they talked about previously.


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[personal profile] flies_solo 2016-01-22 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
It was a rare moment later in the evening when Hibari was actually inside the warehouse, leaned up against a wall in the corner and holding a little canary in the palm of his hand while it stretched it's wings and fluffed it's feathers to enjoy the warmth. On occassion it can be heard to chirp "Hibari" quietly-- to which the man would quietly shush it and correct it to his new 'name.'


The antics of the kid nearby hadn't gone unnoticed, but he paid it no heed until the kid in question jumped into the puddle of ink and a squid.

Brows lifted in interest at this. A squid who could talk was a helluva lot more interesting than any old kid.

"I've not heard of that game," he replied, delicately petting his bird with a single finger while he spoke. "But there's bound to be tournaments of some sort in a city like this."

Fighting for money. What a novel idea-- why hadn't he thought of that?
woomy: icon of a squid (Inkredibly cute squid here)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-22 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
"There are different kinds of Ink Battles: Turf War, Splat Zones, Tower Control, Rainmaker... do any of those sound familiar?" It really would be so easy if she could do something like that. 3 bobs up and down in her ink puddle at little.

"What kinds of tournaments do humans do?" There are also video game tournaments back home, but 3 doesn't think she'll be able to win them as easily. That job goes to someone else in her squad. There are also other sports, but it's likely that Inklings play them a little differently.
flies_solo: (patient)

[personal profile] flies_solo 2016-01-22 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"Those must be Squid Games," Hibari replied easily, leaning back against the wall calmly now that he understood that this creature wasn't a threat. "But there is plenty to do if you're creative. Games, sports, cage fighting..."

One of these things was not like the other, but the difference didn't register in Hibari's mind. He was immune any misgivings about violence-- always had been.
woomy: icon of a side glancing Agent 3 (Don't be shellfish)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-23 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
"... People fight cages?" What a one-sided battle that must be. What can a cage even do? Fall over? She could just swim through the bars and shoot ink at it. "That sounds really boring, but if it'll make us money, I'll do it."
flies_solo: (how annoying)

[personal profile] flies_solo 2016-01-23 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"In cages," Hibari corrected without any hesitations. Then:

"It's not a good game for a squid."
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-24 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
"Hm... I'm good in closed quarters, but if they out range me, there's trouble." A lot of the time, she prefers weapons with a shorter range. There are exceptions like when she's rocking the Duel Squelcher, but that's about as long range as she gets.

"My current weapon's not that long range, so I guess I gotta stick to working in a shop?"
flies_solo: (how annoying)

[personal profile] flies_solo 2016-01-24 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Hibari bowed his head gravely at those words.

"Don't limit yourself," he said. If need be, he would show her how to fight at close range and help her find a more creative way of making money.

Unless she wanted to be honest. He couldn't help her if she wanted to be honest.
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-24 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
There are many factors at play here. Agent 3 does view herself as a good guy, so she's not going to be as open to a life of crime. However, being an Inkling is going to make a lot of things harder for her. "I guess it wouldn't be so bad. I get to see all the fresh gear at least."

Of course, she may also want to buy all the gear as well...

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[personal profile] honokairo 2016-01-22 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Ink Battles? N-No one can jump into a puddle and turn into a squid!"

She stutters, bewildered by the very act of Agent 3 coming out of the ink she'd just shot onto the floor. Honoka is making a lot of assumptions, not knowing what an Ink Battle is or how her new comrade just did that.

"Are you okay?!"
woomy: icon of a squid (Inkredibly cute squid here)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-22 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
"Huh? I'm fine." Agent 3 waves a tentacle at the girl. "Are you okay?"

The girl looks like she's up to the gills with panic. Maybe the trek over here was too much for her, or she didn't get any marshmallows in her hot chocolate.
honokairo: (♪- 21)

[personal profile] honokairo 2016-01-23 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes, I'm fine..."

She's not. This is all new and all scary and this new person is actually a squid. Her only saving grace is that she had an idea of what she was going to see once she got on the ship itself.

"What if I tried to go in the ink?" She asks, and then her voice gets quicker and more dramatic. "Would I turn into a squid too???"
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-24 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
"I dunno. You're kinda orange, so it may hurt you instead." Agent 3 is working under the assumption that her ink will hurt humans... It's a false assumption. "Can humans turn into squids?"

She pauses a moment. "You're a human, right?"
honokairo: (♪- 33)

[personal profile] honokairo 2016-01-26 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"Of course I'm a human! But we can't turn into squids!" She cries. She's just got to calm down a little bit.

"Colors don't hurt us. I've had lots of green on me before. This one time, I had a pen set and the green one exploded while I was sleeping on my desk at school. When I woke up, I had green all over my face!"
woomy: icon of a surprised Agent 3 (Holy shrimp!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-28 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
"But going into ink that's not your color is seriously no good. You slow down and get hurt and can't swim..." Either way, it still equals danger to Agent 3.
honokairo: (♪- 7)

[personal profile] honokairo 2016-01-30 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
" do I know what my color is? I really like a lot of colors! I don't think I could just choose one."

That and Honoka is convinced that the ink wasn't going to do anything to her. It never has before and unless this planet was really that weird, she didn't think it would do it here either.
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-01-30 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
"It's based on your tentacles." She changes into an Inkling and points to her head and "hair." "This."