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Adventure: Rebirth of the Phoenix


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People of the realm, as some of you may know, Mya Celestia is dead. Over the past few days, many people, including myself, have searched for ways to revive her. From conquering Molquert's guards, to reviving items, there are some built in ways, but the revivals we all remember come from specific rituals. Many of you have alluded these to me, and after reading some of them, I have come to a certain realization. It was not these specific things, nor the repeat of any single one of them, that brought about the memories. It was the fact that a group of people rallied together, came up with an idea or activity, and pursued that end until the ones they wished were revived. As one person once said, do not pursue something by attempting the removal of things. Pursue something by applying creative power to it, for if we all did that, our realm would flourish. So, here in this post, I will detail the what, why, and how over an event that will span the next twenty four hours or so. Why twenty four hours? Because the hidden activity is about to begin, and I think that we, as a land, can revive Mya Celestia in time for that event. 

What are we doing, then?

 

We are reviving the phoenix, Mya Celestia, by starting a fire in the realm that will begin her rebirth.

 

Why is starting this fire the answer?

 

Mya Celestia is, according to her character, a phoenix. Phoenixes are reborn through fire. Mya has, in fact, died once before, and it was the torch's flame that started her rebirth then. Without the torches, we must start the fire ourselves, one that will build to the point of starting her revival once more. 

 

How can we do this?

 

We must, collectively, show that we are creating this heat, starting this fire, that will reach her and begin her revival. There are many ways to do this, to show the support. Many of you have contacted me, saying you cannot help either with the guards, or do not know an answer. This, then, is how you can help. Here are examples:

  • If you roleplay, build a fire, light a torch, show in chat and to the realm that you are building up the fire.
  • If you are a fighter, fight, train. Burst as much as necessary, fill the triggers tab with signs that heat is being build up in the realm. Sacrifice critters you have been meaning to, let that heat rise up.
  • Fight anything and put "rebirth" in the fights for cause box!
  • Loreroot is helping funnel heat in to a heat jar, a vast collection of heat that is the symbol of our growing fire to start Mya's rebirth. 
  • Come join me in front of Necrovion's gates, where I will be building a large bonfire. Add your fire to it, throw gifts in to the fire, let it grow and be maintained throughout the next few hours. Let new people who come through see what we are doing, and travel out of your homelands to talk in excitement.

 

Let our activity, our fire, light this up and bring about Mya's revival! Post any support you have here, or any questions. Until then, I will be out at Necrovion's gates. 
 

Let the phoenix rise from the ashes!

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You have Molly and the guards. They were specifically created so you can revive dead players. You also have revival items. One of them (I know, one time use) is in mya's possesion.

Why this fuss? Or is this role-playing and I misunderstood it? (in which case, just ignore my post). Basically what are you trying to achieve? A revival from the higher powers? Or what cause I really don't get the bs about phoenixes and all that (yes! I know what a phoenix is but I don't get the connection - and yes, I read what "mya is" but I still don't get the connection ).

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You have Molly and the guards. They were specifically created so you can revive dead players. You also have revival items. One of them (I know, one time use) is in mya's possesion.

Why this fuss? Or is this role-playing and I misunderstood it? (in which case, just ignore my post). Basically what are you trying to achieve? A revival from the higher powers? Or what cause I really don't get the bs about phoenixes and all that (yes! I know what a phoenix is but I don't get the connection - and yes, I read what "mya is" but I still don't get the connection ).

 

Sure, I will walk through my thinking out of character, so others can see why I arrived at this event. There are, as I have discovered over the past week, multiple ways to revive someone. One is Molquert's guards. While one, Kraubawnis, is easier, the other fight, Rawquist, is much more difficult. And I am alright with that, I realize it is a challenge, and to limit death from being something easily beaten every time, however it is one I am not able to overcome. We have many others trying, but we have not succeeded yet. The next would be revival items. I have reached out to those people, but unfortunately, they are either silent, refuse to help, or make an offer we will not meet. We also have the potion, as you say, but that is a one time use, and it is held by the entirety of the land. All of these are fairly similar though in that they do not actually encourage a great deal more activity from the realm, or get people involved. All the before is not a complaint by me, merely showing you what I arrived at, since these are mostly solo ventures, or between a couple people. 

The last group of ways to revive is through some event that brings the notice of the higher powers, as you say. There are multiple that have happened through time, and I don't want to recount them for the threat of spoilers, but they all shared the same thing. They were public efforts that spurred activity, that made others not involved wonder what was going on, and encourage life in the realm. Many wanted me to do copies of these, and in a couple ways I tried, but I realized, again, these were original efforts. So, instead of getting on the forums and trying to complain about the revival process, or anything like that, I wanted to create something that people in the realm could participate in, and use this as a reason to encourage more life. Just today, we broke over 1.1m heat in our jar. We have others with torches, and a few around the bonfire I have at the necro gates. Last night, we had a few fighting for the rebirth cause. This is, in my opinion, far more healthy for the realm, and a bigger showing of support, than if we had just downed that potion. 

In the end, what we want to achieve is simple. A revival of Mya Celestia, by the higher powers or whoever would be wiling to do so. However, we are choosing to try and go about it in a positive, activity centric way. 

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What if you don't succeed by that deadline? Do you quit and use potion instead? You know, unlike death, life can't really be "quickened".

 

Then we keep trying. We don't give up just because our effort is not recognized as enough to revive her. As for the second part, there has been situations in the past where such efforts have resulted in the revival of someone. Why would this effort fail on those grounds?

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I was just referring to your 24h deadline.

 

As was I, when I replied to you. The main reason for the 24 hour deadline is that I wish to stir up activity for the realm and have her revived prior to the event Mur has set up, since that is supposed to start today. That is the driving reason behind this effort being a 24 hour one. 

 

The 24 hours doesn't include the effort we have had over the past couple days raising heat, or all the people who have been challenging Molquert's guards, nor the other efforts in contacting others with revival tools. I wanted to create an event that could fit as a revival event for Mya, one that might attract the attention of the powers-that-be, just as others have done in the past. 

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Just today, we broke over 1.1m heat in our jar.


Any protectors heat that is donated to the cause is _not_ counted FYI. Because they can keep large amounts of heat indefinitely.
If any protectors did donate, I would suggest you contact me privately sooner than later, so you wont lose the heat in-between now and when I check and find out.
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I don't want to burst your bubble Krioni but all those revivals done by higher powers happened before Molly and the guards. Not to mention that from my point of view, as long as you DO have one revival item, the whole "stirrup/activity/etc"  is pointless. But heh...what do I know? Maybe I am completely wrong... The main idea is that if you succeed in this, you'll create a precedent that might render Molly & guards pointless. I really don't think the creators of those 3 characters will cave in. But then again...maybe I am wrong. But what if I am not?

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I don't want to burst your bubble Krioni but all those revivals done by higher powers happened before Molly and the guards. Not to mention that from my point of view, as long as you DO have one revival item, the whole "stirrup/activity/etc"  is pointless. But heh...what do I know? Maybe I am completely wrong... The main idea is that if you succeed in this, you'll create a precedent that might render Molly & guards pointless. I really don't think the creators of those 3 characters will cave in. But then again...maybe I am wrong. But what if I am not?

 

I could see how this might be interpreted that way, certainly. Molquert and his guards are a way for an individual, through combat and understanding of that system, can bring about the revival of someone. But, as for an argument for these sort of events, MD is made by the players. I believe in that, and I think everyone should have that opportunity. That is why I don't cry about people being able to kill others, that is part of the game, the game being made by us, the players. In the same way, since my focus through time has not necessarily been on combat (and some aspects of the fight restrict me from using some things, but it is a puzzle! It should be that way), I wanted to show effort in another. In addition, fighting Molquert does not always stir up the activity a way an event like this can. 

In the end, it is not my decision, but I will continue to try and create and push for things in whatever way I can. People will interpret it both ways, but the activity around the gate already shows more activity than before. That is a good thing no matter what, is it not?

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When I act selfish and greedy I always stir things up (or try to). This is how I see this event: selfish and greedy event dressed in a fine coat of "let's revive MD through an RP event". Is it bad? Probably not. I just want to point out that the reasons for it are defo not the "love" for MD. It's simply so you could try and obtain something for your own good without having to pay a price (aka use the revival item).

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When I act selfish and greedy I always stir things up (or try to). This is how I see this event: selfish and greedy event dressed in a fine coat of "let's revive MD through an RP event". Is it bad? Probably not. I just want to point out that the reasons for it are defo not the "love" for MD. It's simply so you could try and obtain something for your own good without having to pay a price (aka use the revival item).

 

Price is relative, there is also the cost of time, of effort. Since Mya's death, the majority of my own efforts in the realm, and some outside, have been towards discovering and pursuing methods of her revival. That is a cost, even if we disagree on its value. As for a love of MD, that can be argued as well. I can only say words, then do some things in game, to show that I want to increase activity for all, both older and new players that come through, from interesting activity. 

In the end, I do not have another way to show that I am not trying to be greedy or anything like that. I have reached out to those I have been informed have revival tools, I (and others) are still trying at Molquert's guards. This is another way that we are trying to revive her, one that I think can be healthy for the land in general through the activity it creates. 

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In the end, I do not have another way to show that I am not trying to be greedy or anything like that. I have reached out to those I have been informed have revival tools, I (and others) are still trying at Molquert's guards. This is another way that we are trying to revive her, one that I think can be healthy for the land in general through the activity it creates. 

 

Ok, so you're basically have not given up on the guards & the rest of the revival items? If you haven't than good luck with your quest/event. If you have, and you chose this path as the only one towards the revival then...well...I really hope you'll NOT succeed.

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Ok, so you're basically have not given up on the guards & the rest of the revival items? If you haven't than good luck with your quest/event. If you have, and you chose this path as the only one towards the revival then...well...I really hope you'll NOT succeed.

 

Of course not. While I believe in this event, I have still been in contact and continued to reach out when I have been informed of another revive tool. I am still pouring heat in to the jar, and getting others to help as well. And, even though combat is not something I focus on, I have been training hard in the meantime. If not, I can see how this would be just me complaining about the other ways, and giving up without an effort. That is not the case at all. In fact, most of those efforts generate 'heat' in the realm, and are just more ways to play with this theme. 

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