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Interdimensional Managers ([personal profile] interdimanagers) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-03-09 08:18 pm


What: More rescuers and musicians have arrived. This is a non specific mingle log for whatever you want to do that is intro related!
When: March 9th, 2055
Where: Anywhere in Vista City!
Warnings: Could be anything, or possibly nothing.


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. 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FAKE IDS: 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. Silver and Gold made them themselves so they expect they are excellent quality, but you can never be too careful.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)


[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-12 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
I can tell you where the libraries are. I've been learning a lot from books and using the internet.

[ She can't really help with housing. The place isn't really hers, and they have a lot of people staying already. ]
riveres: (

[personal profile] riveres 2016-03-13 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
I guess that might help...

[The person's voice sounds... unique. Like it's in water.]
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-13 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Can you describe where you are? I might be able to find you.

[ She does have a rather watery sounding voice that even language training couldn't prevent. It's a wonder that more people don't question her about it or think she's sick.

(No doubt her employer doesn't worry about her health. She's just a busy worker.)
riveres: (

[personal profile] riveres 2016-03-14 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
I'm nearby a row of shops. One's a spa, another a bookstore, and one seems to be a gift shop of sorts. It's not anywhere near the ocean...
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-14 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
Okay... not near the ocean helps...

[ She knows what direction not to travel in at least. ]
riveres: (merde!)

[personal profile] riveres 2016-03-14 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry.

[He just got here, he barely knows this place.]
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-15 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
Um, do you see any street signs? They should be on corners where two streets intersect.

[ Given that Agent 3 doesn't know what "time" he's from, she opts to explain where a street sign would be. ]

And can you see sky or the underside of another layer of buildings?
riveres: (parfait)

[personal profile] riveres 2016-03-17 11:44 am (UTC)(link)
I almost see the city. A lot of it is covered in what looks to be underpasses.
woomy: icon of a surprised Agent 3 (Holy shrimp!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-18 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
Oh... you're... really far out. Do you see the forest then? Is that where you got dropped off?

[ She can't drive and doesn't have access to a vehicle anyways. This is going to be difficult. ]
riveres: (

[personal profile] riveres 2016-03-18 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I've been walking for about an hour. Like to tell me where to go so I can find you?
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-19 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
That took a really long time for us too...

Look for signs pointing to Wave Boulevard Mega Mall. I'll narrow it down once you get there. It's a really big place, so it'll be easier for you to find.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-21 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
Good luck and stay fresh.