Springtide Rosalia 2021
Rosalia #19) Monkey Wrench in the Works - Having come to the festivities with the intent of finding an enchanted blade that could eliminate all but one soul from control in his body, Makai is confronted by Valkenhayn; conflict is inevitable, but the key to Makai's own rebirth may have been this violent encounter in the first place... - created on 21:31:08 05/31/2021 by Masaru and last modified on 16:54:27 06/17/2021. Cast: Valkenhayn and Masaru. Rosalia #8) One Night to Live - "Sir Gallon, in consideration of a favor your father once did for mine, I offer you this opportunity. There is a weed growing in my garden. Victory over this wild Rose will see you rewarded with a flowering Azure Wolf's Bane. Thought by most to be extinct, consuming the petals of this rare specimen will afford you twenty-four hours of respite from your curse one night a year. Should you rob Lady Blackthorn of her life, steeping the petals in her dying blood will convert them into a Scarlet Wolf's Bane, thought to be a cure to your particular affliction... The choice is yours. -Rachel Alucard" - created on 10:11:23 06/01/2021 by Gallon and last modified on 01:04:01 06/07/2021. Cast: Rachel Alucard, Gallon, and Briar Rose. Rosalia #11) Hell is Alone - In the blazing depths of an abandoned hellscape, three combatants face off for the rite to continue on. For as the message says: "It was written 'We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.' Here, you will put that to the test. Each of you carries within you a heavy guilt. Only one of you will be set free of this hellish prison. And only by force will you earn your parole. Your trial begins now." - created on 11:30:41 06/03/2021 by Bishamon and last modified on 10:16:57 06/05/2021. Cast: Bishamon, Tsinghua, and Venus. Rosalia #2) Bats in the Belfry - Rachel in a letter to Nyotengu: "It had escaped my notice that the efficacy of the seals on Mount Miyama had waned and that you were once again touring Earth, but I am glad you have found time to attend my Springtide Rosalia. My condolences on the recent loss of Kuramasan Maouson. His reign over the Tengu had seemed as if it would endure forever. I do imagine Bankotsubo will be hunted down for his offenses. But in the meantime, I have identified a guest of the festivities worthy to entertain you. You will find him on the upper causeways of the Eastern tower complex. It is likely that the resident bats will join in the fray. I hope they do not prove to be too much of a distraction. -Rachel Alucard" - created on 20:38:18 06/03/2021 by Nyotengu and last modified on 20:57:59 06/05/2021. Cast: Terry and Nyotengu. Rosalia #16) Don't Mind the Dust - Rachel to Nago while reviewing a scroll containing attendees: "This one was clever in securing her entrance. Obviously, she is no noble of Makai. But I feel compelled to reward such panache with a chance acquisition. If she can survive being the prey of that bloody creature, she will have more than earned it in the entertainment provided to my guests... Now, where was that old storage room anyway? The one with the... Gii! Fetch the map." - created on 21:24:32 06/03/2021 by Lotus and last modified on 10:18:47 06/05/2021. Cast: Lotus and Sybil. Rosalia #5) Equivalent Exchange - "I know full well that the answer the Truth Seeker desires exists within the Athenaeum Wing. But it is the will of this castle that it always takes every bit as much as it gives. Even if he should, by some arcane miracle, compel that recalcitrant Archivist to cooperate, there is still the matter of the bitter price that must be paid. But... I would be without excuse were I to send him in there alone. Perhaps the Nomad would provide enough support to make it sporting. He too carries much to lose." - created on 16:07:46 06/04/2021 by Nikolai and last modified on 00:28:42 06/07/2021. Cast: Brandon, Nikolai, and The Archivist. Rosalia #14) Last Dance - What is the meaning of a mortal life? According to some, it is the freedom that makes existence worth enduring. And yet others still disagree. In th guise of a wizened hunter, the great warlord Kira finds the self-described greatest of House Alucard's guests in the midst of an ancient countess' ballroom. It is there, with her very life on the line, that she sheds every falsehood and facade and finds out what her time on this earth has amounted to. "The cruel Alucard gave you to me. But I only wish to be kind." - created on 19:04:57 06/04/2021 by Demitri and last modified on 22:12:09 06/06/2021. Cast: Demitri and Kira Volkov. Rosalia #6) Bloody Gears - "Yes, yes... the Isochronium Arca is the missing piece those three need to undergo their... reclamation project. But The Archivist holds the key, and that Mad Engineer has absconded with the Arca itself- Have you /seen/ what he has done to the Northern clocktower? And he calls those 'upgrades'... No... I will not step foot in that deranged tinkerer's clockwork atelier. The very thought of all that noise makes my head hurt. But if your old friend is willing to risk his hide retrieving it, whom am I to say otherwise?" - created on 10:23:47 06/05/2021 by The Mad Engineer and last modified on 17:56:34 06/06/2021. Cast: Jubei and The Mad Engineer. Rosalia #9) Old Mother Knows Best - "Old Mother, I will be sending two troubled morsels your way. You may elect to take one under your care. Or perhaps there is value in letting them choose for themselves which is to be left in your custody. Either way, in accepting my offer, you must let the other go... and see to it that they to no harm by any force of nature, corrupted or otherwise. If both manage to escape, the protections apply to them both. Do be sure to explain the rules to your potential wards. The game is no fun of they do not know how it works. I will have you greet them in my father's old Greenhouse. I believe you will find the fauna there particularly... salubrious." - created on 22:18:31 06/06/2021 by Eadni and last modified on 19:05:52 06/09/2021. Cast: Eadni, Edenlith, and Rosalind. Rosalia #12) Touch Not the Evil Gift - Rachel from a rooftop looking toward a massive building in ruin: "There are more relics in this castle than generations of scribes can hope to catalog. I do recall some particularly nefarious thing was left gathering dust in that old place though. It would be unfortunate if either the Librarium or that mad collector got their hands on it. Fortunate, then, that the Black Knight of Agharta keeps vigil within." - created on 09:35:09 06/15/2021 by Marduk and last modified on 16:09:24 06/16/2021. Cast: Vice and Marduk. Rosalia #21) An Inclination for Violence - Rachel to Nago as she sketches her plan in charcoal. "It seems there are two types of people in this universe. Those towhom motive must be provided to engage in violence. And those to whom violence comes as naturally as breathing... Hmm, where were we? Ah, yes, these two. It would be serendipitous if they could rid the area of that winged vermin while they were at it. I do hope they watch their step, though. That section has been in an awful state of decay for far longer than even I can remember... - created on 15:58:52 06/15/2021 by Juri and last modified on 13:47:47 06/18/2021. Cast: Juri and Abigail.