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Interdimensional Managers ([personal profile] interdimanagers) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-07-06 09:50 pm

☆TRACK XIII: HIT THE BOTTOM

Who: Everyone!
What: The tour moves on to Asiana, and Gold makes a move.
When: June 21st - July 8th, 2055
Where: Any of the potential tour stops, but mostly TOKYO.
Warnings: Again, probably violence.

“What's going on? Could this be my understanding?
It's not your fault, I was being too demanding.
I must admit, it's my pride that made me distant,
All because I hoped that you'd be someone different.”

☆HIT THE BOTTOM



Blanche's attempt to weaken Pride Records had mixed results. On one hand, a large number of Pride members have escaped as a result, bringing Pride down to Virgo's level. On the other, he managed to lose almost the entirety of Defying Atmosphere, one of the major headliners of his newest wave of musical acts.

While the ranks of the rescuers swell, life within the labels has hit another low. After the last mass escape, both labels have shut down most of their musicians access to the outside world, beyond the closely watched concerts and publicity events. Bands that have shrunk down to one or two members are being reformatted - are you the only one left? Congratulations, you're a solo act now. You won't have the same fame level as someone who made it there the normal way, but it's an act of necessity now.

To the labels benefit, even if they've both shed a large amount of their newest acts, they still have a solid standard of veteran acts remaining. If your managers treat you with some added disdain in coming weeks, it probably shouldn't be much of a surprise. Your entire generation of musicians seems like they have been at terrible mistake. Those in the tiers above you seem remarkably complacent, at least on the outside.

☆ASIANA TOUR
All of these cities are basically what they are like IRL except about 50 years more future-like, and you have full creative liberty to make up some developments to the local culture and worldbuild because this is the last time these places will ever be mentioned meaningfully!

THE OFFICIAL STOPS: Mumbai (June 21st - 23rd), Bangkok (June 24th - 27th), Shanghai (June 28th - 30th), Seoul (July 1st - 3rd), Tokyo (July 4th - 8th)

Tokyo is the biggest event of the Asiana Tour. In a change from the Europa Tour, the rescuers will be following the labels to each city location instead of just assembling at the last one. Security has gotten so tight, they need to take every opportunity they can to try to save another life.

► WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS: It's while Shep's spaceship is camping out in Shanghai that Gold breaks in - and the effects of their visit will extend throughout the entirety of both the rescuers and the captive musicians. Back during the Vista City festival, Agent J managed to capture a large amount of ambient musical energy via a group dance routine, and handed it over to Silver who condensed it into the physical form of a glowing disk. Gold has arrived to ask for it, to use as part of their plans against Pride Records.

Upon entering, Gold will use their magic to cast a sleep on all the present rescuers in order to give them some privacy with Silver. Silver, of course, is going to say no to handing over the disk, refusing to enable Gold's reckless plans. This conflict is going to result in Silver trying to hide the disk with magic, and then things are going to get a little weird.

Most of you are familiar with the strange dreamscape that rescuers first met the captured musicians in... well, we're going back there, again! With everyone asleep and the ambient musical magic thick, everyone previously associated with the shared dreams is getting dragged back into that same dream realm, which happens to be the same psychic location that Silver hid the disk.

Everyone interested in being the one to find the disk in the dreamscape can enter below, and a winner will be drawn via RNG (after which, they can group up with however many others they like when the actual discover happens). After that, they'll be free to do with the disk what they choose, whether that is keeping it from Gold, giving it to them, or something else entirely.

Everyone else, of course, will just get to experience sharing a dreamscape one more time before endgame, including being able to meet up with the musicians still trapped within the labels. Everyone will be in what represents their "true" forms once again, and memories still locked away with feel a bit easier to access.

Gold will end up fleeing, with or without the disk. Whether or not they end up with it will affect the events to come.

☆GOLD MAKES A MOVE
Here's what Gold has been building up to with all of their reckless nonsense - they intend to try to take on Lesedi Santiago, one on one, and they're going to do it during one of the exec's public appearances during the Tokyo festival. Gold's intent is to take her out before she can even get to the end of this ritual - how this turns out will be entirely dependent on the players.

Any rescuer or musician can be present if you wish, and they'll have full liberty to act on both Gold and Lesedi once the fight begins. Do you support Gold? Do you support Lesedi? Do you say fuck it and try to take them both out? There will be one free for all thread that will go up after the dream event winner has been sorted out. The fight will be in public, and as usual, the audience will be too brainwashed to do anything but clap and cheer. Everyone but you, of course.

Please ask any questions you might have below!

“I turned away, 'cause I thought you were the problem.
Tried to forget until I hit the bottom.
But when I faced you in my blank confusion,
I realized you weren't wrong, it was a mere illusion.”
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-10 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Nope! Not a clue.

[ She waves at Fantasma. Can't forget the partner. ]

Do you think the leaders did this as a last ditch thing?
avidita: (pixiv 483917) (Reasons why I love cash more than)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-11 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[Fantasma settles down as she’s waved at. Good job, not-adopted-squidkid. Mammon meanwhile sighs in annoyance.]

Theirs or ours? [They cross their arms.] I want to believe Silver or Shep would have given us a little heads up if this was happening, considering things…. And if it were one of theirs, we’d all already be dead, wouldn’t we?
woomy: icon of a huffy Agent 3 (Glubbin' fintastic...)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-13 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Ours. 'cause you're right. We'd be splatted already caught off guard like this.

[ A little heads up would have been nice, but when they first got recruited, the rescuers didn't know a whole lot. More was found out at the underground meeting held later. And a teammate like Gold doesn't just go missing for so long without a word or reason. Something's going on... ]

I'm thinking that we're having a failure of communication again. Chalk up another for the noob league.
avidita: (pixiv 1810447) (I'm slowly getting to where I don't)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-14 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ugh! They don’t have a single right to complain about how we do things when they’re this much of a mess!

[They are going to lodge a goddamn complaint about this mess of a rescue team, but what else is new? Shaking their head, they gesture to one direction.]

Well, until we know more for sure, it’s best if we stick together. Come on.
woomy: icon of a side glancing Agent 3 (Don't be shellfish)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-15 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
No complaints here about that plan.

[ She moves to stand beside them and follow alongside wherever they may go. Just to be on the safe side, she has her Hero Shot at the ready as well. If this isn't like the times they recruited new members, then it could be dangerous. ]

These guys really need to be more open about stuff. I mean, really.
avidita: (pixiv 2598665) (Never mind. Some random dude)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-15 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Openness with the people that are relying on them to watch their back and vice versa? [Mammon snorts, voice decidedly sarcastic.] Perish the thought.

Still… I don’t like how little we know about all these people. It’s definitely a problem.
woomy: icon of a huffy Agent 3 (Glubbin' fintastic...)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-16 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
And it's been a while too.

[ She sighs a bit then scrunches her face up in concentration. ]

I could try shooting them in the face with ink until they give us some answers. It won't hurt them, but it'll annoy them. Probably. Probably wouldn't actually give us the answers we want though. Do you think some of the musicians are in this weird place?
avidita: (pixiv 3533191) (I don't remember anything but)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-17 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
We’d have to take off their helmets first, in the case of the two most troublesome ones. We could try Shep, but I’m doubtful as to how much he really knows. Shooting him in the face with ink would just be a waste.

[Still, Mammon is all for torture of secretive assholes. 3’s question is a good one, however, and they consider it.]

If this is the same state as when we’ve recruited rescuers before… I don’t see why musicians wouldn’t be here.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-21 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
[ It was just a thought, but 3 still thinks that they need to approach things in a different way. How can they won this win the info they have? ]

Then let's gather some intel we can use. Let's look for some musicians and make plans.
avidita: (pixiv 1128735) (The fact that you trapped hornets in)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-24 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
Let me know if you spot anyone. There’s still a decent handful at both Pride and Virgo, as far as I know, so there should be some sort of sighting… Although I don’t believe they recall much when they wake up, from what I’ve heard. Good thing we're more concerned with what's happening now then that.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-24 07:05 am (UTC)(link)
If we don't have to worry about them remembering, I'll swim around in my ink and Super Jump. I'll get to places faster.

[ She points to what appears to be a ruined school building. ]

I'm no sniper, but I can get a better view from up there.
Edited (accidentally a word) 2016-07-24 07:05 (UTC)
avidita: (sassybird) (Remember when we tried to have fun)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-26 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
Go for it.

[And if its just a dream… Seamlessly, Fantasma shifts from dark frog to slim golden salamander and creates a halo hovering over Mammon’s head. They lift themself up from the ground.]

I’ll be right behind you.
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (I just can't kelp myself)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-26 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoa! That's super cool! Okay, follow me!

[ She changes into her squid form and builds up pressure for a very quick and high Super Jump. Midair she changes back into an Inkling and twirls before sticking her landing. ]

Ah... now that felt good to do again.
avidita: (pixiv 1128735) (The fact that you trapped hornets in)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-27 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
There’s not been much of a chance for it otherwise, huh?

[They settle nearby.]

Let me know what you can see.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-29 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ 3 says something about having to keep her identity a secret before she walks over to the edge and peers out into the distance. She shields her eyes with a hand. ]

Hey, there's a weird building in the distance. It has a wavy blue roof.
avidita: (pixiv 1810447) (I say this as a friend: you would make)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-07-30 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Really? Any suspicious activity?
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-07-30 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
I'd say that roof's pretty weird, but there's a light on in the window. Maybe someone's there.
avidita: (xfinal_fantasyx) (It was kind of like a trainwreck)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-08-01 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
It’s better than nothing… Let’s stick together as we go investigate it. We have no idea what to expect in this place.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-08-02 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
You got it!

[ She's about to jump into action but stops herself. ]

Should I Super Jump to it, or should I go on ground? What's the best strategy?
avidita: (pixiv 512768) (You're like a human soul vacuum)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-08-03 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
I think your jump might be a little too fast for me to keep up perfectly with… Unless I can hang onto your or something like that.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-08-03 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
No, that wouldn't work. I'd just go through your fingers. We'll take it the slow way.

[ However, her slow way still involves shooting ink at the ground beneath them and jumping off the building without worrying about landing. Squidkids... ]
avidita: (pixiv 1201087) (I made the cop pinkie promise)

[personal profile] avidita 2016-08-04 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, Squidkids…. Mammon doesn’t seem bothered, just leaping off of the building and letting Fantasma make it a gentle float instead of a hard fall. They’re right behind you, small child they absolutely didn’t adopt.]
woomy: icon of a surprised Agent 3 (Holy shrimp!)

FYI, I have no clue where I'm going with this...

[personal profile] woomy 2016-08-05 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
[ 3 waits patiently at ground level for Mammon to join her. She watches the lit window for any shadow to pass by. There doesn't seem to be any, but when Mammon lands, there will be a shape that dashes from right to left. ]

Holy carp! Did you see that?
avidita: (pixiv 2598665) (Never mind. Some random dude)

if you dont know and i don't know, then *who's flying the plane*?

[personal profile] avidita 2016-08-09 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I saw it.

[And they’re ready to get it whatever happens.]

Think you can cut it off in the direction it was heading?
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

Phone. Phone is plane

[personal profile] woomy 2016-08-10 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
On it!

[ She shoots a stream of bright green ink and takes off swimming in that direction. When she pops out of the ink, she throws a Burst Bomb at the figure. ]

It's okay. It's a wireless phone

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