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Welcome
to Pandora

By the hands of the Gods, you have been plucked from your time and from your world, dropped into the box. Only the box is a world of its own.

We are a mass crossover based on the concept of Pandora's Box. Characters from nearly any fandom can be played here. Because of the endless character possibilities, we are canon only here at Pandora. Take a peek at our rules and plot information before starting your new life in Pandora.

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Lore and Setting

How do characters get to Pandora? How do they disappear from Pandora?

A varied number of thin black cords sprout from the ground, grabbing hold of the character, and drag them into the ground. Once they are pulled back up from the ground again, they are in Pandora.

Characters in Pandora disappear the same way when a player drops them out-of-character. Black cords sprout out of the ground, seize them, and drag them into the ground.
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Do characters age in Pandora?

Aging is down to player discretion. Characters can continue to age normally, or it can be made impossible for them to upon entering Pandora, thus staying the same age they were when they were brought into the world.
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How do languages work in Pandora?

When a character enters Pandora, all verbal communication is automatically translated into their native tongue or desired language. However, written language does not translate itself unless your character uses the translation device created by the Department of Magical Advancements, so characters may find it difficult reading texts from other worlds without it.

There are, however, a few exceptions. Language involved in spellcasting does not translate. Similarly, things that do not have a direct translation (such as Japanese honorifics) or that are proper nouns (such as the names of places, people, and items) do not necessarily translate.
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Do characters from the same fandom recognize that a character in Pandora went missing in their world?

No. Characters who arrive in Pandora and encounter a fellow canonmate will be surprised to find them here, as events in their world continued as if their canonmate never left.
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When does a new year begin in Pandora?

New years in Pandora start on September 1st.
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Is Pandora round? Is there a moon that waxes and wanes? What about constellations?

Pandora is quite literally a box, with invisible walls preventing characters from moving beyond its borders, so characters cannot say for sure whether Pandora is round or not.

It is considered common knowledge that the sky is some sort of illusion, and mimics Earth’s sky, though this may be refuted by those with the ability to fly beyond Pandora's open ceiling. The sun moves across the sky during the day and the moon waxes and wanes like Earth’s moon. The constellations themselves are unlike anything seen on Earth, though.
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Can characters produce offspring in Pandora? Can animals?

Usually, no. Conception itself does not happen in Pandora. Birth can only happen if a character conceived prior to arriving. If a character who gave birth is dropped, they vanish, as does their offspring. If a character is pregnant upon arrival, it is up to player discretion whether the character comes to term or whether they are no longer pregnant.

Animals, however, can both conceive and birth offspring in Pandora. This way, farmers can breed livestock without worrying about whether or not their resources may run out.
#19

What happens to dead bodies in Pandora?

Dead bodies stay in Pandora for two weeks before disappearing.
#21

If a character has a disease/condition/etc., does it still progress?

Regardless of whether a character ages or not, time does pass as it normally does in Pandora and bodily functions remain unchanged. This means that a character's hair will grow over time, they may gain or lose weight, and if they have a condition (such as a disease), that condition will progress as it normally would have outside of Pandora.

Characters can still get sick and the passage of time can have a negative effect on their body (for example, a character can still starve to death). For characters that don't age, the lack of physical aging just saves them from conditions that normally come with physical aging.
#27

Are status messages posted on StarkNet? Are they board canon or not?

While posting a status message with your character account is like posting a status message on Facebook (called StarkBook in Pandora) it is up to player discretion to take such things as canon or not. A general rule of thumb is that anything too silly or unrealistic is not canon, but if your character is tech-savvy and into social networking, you can certainly take such interactions as canon. Please bear in mind that status messages should not replace actual roleplay. If you want to roleplay out such interactions, the Communications forum is 100% canon and a good alternative!
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