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Pandora Times

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POWER PLANT DAMAGED
IN LIGHTNING STRIKE


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November 27th, Year 7

On the evening of November 27th, Misty Hollow suffered a massive power outage due to the actions of a man calling himself Thor. The man damaged a crucial segment of the power plant with a lightning strike the likes of which Pandora has never seen before. It was loud enough to be heard for hundreds of miles around in all directions, and bright enough that some residents living as far away as Cascade Bay claimed to have spotted it.

It is uncertain when Misty Hollow's power plant will be up and running again anytime soon, but the Council's hopes are that it will be sooner rather than later. Apologies are extended to citizens affected by the outage, and portable electric generators are being offered at 75% off for those who wish to purchase them.

Whether Thor's actions will be considered a criminal act or not is still up in the air. The man himself claims that he didn't realize what he was doing and has offered his assistance in repairs.

Relevant Threads


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VIGILANTE ACTIVITY TARGETS BUSINESS OWNERS

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From November 5th onwards



[from page 6 of the Pandora Times]

In recent weeks, things have seemed to calm down in Pandora in the business world - until the beginning of this month, when a series of mysterious attacks upon business owners have prompted investigation by the law enforcement officials of several different towns. These attacks are believed to be related; each business was sprayed with the "A" symbol used to represent Anarchist philosophy, and several guards on the premises were found knocked cold, apparently via the use of some kind of gas.

The first attack was on November 5th. It took place at a warehouse owned by ZipCo Shipments, a minor courier service that delivers to Pandora Town, Cascade Bay and Misty Hollow. The owner of the business, Reg Sark, was found tied up in his office with several briefcases of cocaine surrounding him. There was some evidence that he had been electrocuted; detectives believe that this was how he was subdued by his attacker. The perpetrator left a note, detailing ZipCo's apparent use as a front for drug-smuggling, which police are now investigating.

A second incident occurred at a factory about a mile away from Misty Hollow. This property was being used by its current owners for the production of cheap clothes. On November 8th, the factory manager, foreman and several accounting staff were found tied together, documents from the manager's files spread neatly nearby that indicated awareness of the factory's poor working conditions as well as several attempts to blacklist workers who attempted to change them. The workers themselves were not believed to be involved, though they weren't particularly cooperative in helping their bosses down when law enforcement arrived on the scene.

The third incident took place in Silverpool, Pandora Town, on the night of November 11th. Readers may recall the name of Averam Tharss, whose weapons business unexpectedly went bankrupt last year. Tharss himself left with a settlement payout that many in the general public felt was greedy in the extreme. His staff, by and large, were left to fend for themselves. At around 10pm, the Guard was called out to a scene of absolute destruction; someone had sneaked into Tharss' garage and set fire to the convertible he'd bought since leaving his company behind. By the time the fire was brought under control, the car was completely burned out, and the garage itself had sustained minor damages. On the southern-facing wall, as with the other incidents, a large spray-painted A could be clearly seen.

At this time Law Enforcement officials have no suspects, and are in the process of determining whether these are the actions of a group or a single individual. Fsociety have been suggested as a potential culprit, as have the Phantom Thieves, though their activities have been somewhat muted as of late and active vandalism is not normally a method they follow.

Several government spokespeople from different towns have issued stern warnings against further such behaviour, arguing that while it might seem appealing to take the law into one's own hands against "bad bosses," it is an act of illegal vigilantism and will not be tolerated. Specifically, "The rule of law has to be respected when dealing with cases of exploitation in the workplace or illegal activity. Anything else is mob rule, and has no place in civilised society," stated a spokeswoman for Pandora Town's Justice Dept.

OOC Information

A spectre is haunting Pandora - the spectre of Anarky!

Lonnie's not been idle since arriving in everyone's favourite box world. He's been attacking businesses that have a reputation for shady dealing or unfair treatment of their workers, deliberately making an example of them to scare others who might operate in a similar way. He also hopes to empower those who suffer at the hands of such people to start to take action for themselves, but whether they'll agree with his violent methods or not is another matter entirely...

These attacks aren't front-page news, but they're definitely something that'd be talked about across Pandora - perhaps your character knows someone who works at these places, or is even friends with the business owners. Heck, perhaps they just read about it in the paper, and are just getting around to forming their own opinions about it. Who knows?

At this point it's unclear that this is the work of Anarky on his own, and given that there are several groups in Pandora who like to use violent means, it's probably pretty unclear to the public just who or what could be behind it all. As time goes on, however, the fact that it IS a single individual will become more apparent.

Relevant Threads

Propaganda of the Deed - a fourth attack by the mysterious figure behind this unrest is underway at Pandora Docks. Will your character join in the fight, or try to stop it?


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Four Dead in Fire at Vice Escorts

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November 7th Year 7

Irene Adler faces hardship yet again as the famous, or infamous, Vice Escorts goes up in smoke, resulting in the deaths of Eurus Holmes, Reggie Korman, and two men who have been missing since Spring of year 6, Daniel Rice and Justin Sykes. Holmes, the genius and unstable sister of the famed detective, Sherlock Holmes, has been sought by The Watch since the murder of her brother and Dr. John Watson in a quadruple kidnapping and double homicide in July of Year 6. In a diabolical plot that trapped her brother and three others in a labyrinthian death house of her own creation, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson bravely died to keep the other victims alive. Those other two victims, Irene Adler and James McGill, found themselves at her mercy once again this past Tuesday. Suspiciously, the house was incinerated afterward, most think by Holmes herself.

On November 7th of Year 7, Eurus Holmes, wanted for kidnapping, murder, and conspiracy, arrived at Vice Escorts at around 4:30pm. Murdering Adler’s bodyguard, Korman, during a struggle with her own two guards, Rice and Sykes, Eurus Holmes left Adler for dead while setting fire to the business and leaving a Vice employee, Marian Grey as bait for James McGill. Shortly after, McGill arrived and entered the house to rescue Grey first, then back inside to rescue Adler from the flames, which were already consuming a large portion of the house.

Holmes re-entered the home then and shot McGill before he could make his way out. McGill then stabbed and shot Holmes dead. Firefighters pulled McGill and Adler out. Holmes body, and the bodies of the other three victims, were recovered hours later after the blaze was put out. McGill is recovering from his gunshot wound at the Pandora Town Hospital. Adler and Grey were discharged with minor injuries.

Mr. McGill will not be taking in any new clients during his time of recovery and the offices of McGill Law will be closed through December 2nd.

Vice Escorts, whose office building was completely demolished, will be taking on no new clients. Please contact Irene Adler directly for services.

OOC Information

Eurus Holmes has been on the hitlist of Jimmy McGill and Irene Adler ever since Sherlock and John's untimely deaths inside her death house. Shortly afterwards, Irene set fire to Eurus’ death house, which really ticked off the mad genius. Small contacts with Jimmy littered the past summer but Eurus finally took a big step at what she saw as revenge for Sherlock and her burned death house.


Vice Escorts was burned to the ground. Irene now runs a much smaller version out of her own home. Employees are being retained for a larger venture in the form of a nightclub that will be run by Adler and McGill. Name and Location TBA.

Relevant Threads


[M] Dark Sky Eternal
[M] I Hope You Burn
Here Lies Jimmy


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WANTED FELON 'THE GOVERNOR' STRIKES AGAIN

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September 28th Y7
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Incident Report

Reporting Officer: Greg Gilchrist of PT City Watch
Time of Report: 10:43pm
Case Number: 000099-12C-7
Offenses: Commercial Invasion, Murder, Assault, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping
Suspect: Philip "The Governor" Blake


At 10:27pm dispatch received a call from James McGill regarding a break-in, murder, and kidnapping having just taken place at McGill Law in Tavoie Borough. The identified suspect was none other than Philip Blake, otherwise known as "The Governor," a wanted and highly-dangerous felon who had forced himself into the premises no later than 9:57pm when he assaulted Mr. McGill, demanding the whereabouts and personal information of one of the lawyer's associates, Mr. Scott Farling, with the intent to track down and harm the man in revenge.

This confidential information was not released to the attacker, yet Ms. Irene Adler of Vice Escorts became involved in the situation when The Governor called her cell phone to blackmail her, the nature of which remains classified. Ray Markson and Porter Kestrel, hired bodyguards of Mr. McGill's, arrived at the scene at about 10:06pm and were brutally murdered by The Governor-- each stabbed through the vertebrae and trachea of the throat. Mr. Scott Farling and Ms. Irene Adler arrived on the scene at about 10:18pm, resulting in a brutal assault that hospitalized Mr. Farling and resulting in the assault, sexual assault, and kidnapping of Ms. Adler, which occurred around 10:24pm. Shortly after, James McGill managed to free himself of his bonds and call the PT emergency number.

The City Watch arrived on-scene at 10:35pm to document the evidence, assemble a search party to rescue Ms. Adler, and rekindle a manhunt to arrest The Governor. McGill refused medical care 'until these goals were met.' Mr. Farling is expected to make a full recovery (minus some fingers) within a few weeks.

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__ BREAKING NEWS: KIDNAPPING VICTIM FOUND! __

Early on the morning of the next day Ms. Adler claims she was able to escape The Governor's hideout in the wilderness surrounding Misty Hollow and proceeded to call McGill for aid at a payphone on the outskirts of the town. Both persons are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries within a few weeks and requested not to be interviewed for more information at this time.

The world-wide manhunt for the weretiger Philip Blake continues, and he is still at large and was last seen in Misty Hollow. As it shows in the attached 'Wanted' poster, he appears to be in his 40's and wears an eye patch. If seen, do not approach. This man is extremely dangerous. Call the local authorities.

The funerals for Mr. Markson and Mr. Kestrel will be held on October 1st.


McGill Law will be closed from September 29th to October 3rd.
Vice Escorts will be closed from September 29th to October 1st.

The following statement was released from Mr. McGill on the afternoon of September 30th regarding the heightened concern about the security of his clients' personal information which was the root cause of the attack:


"Client confidentiality and anonymity have always been and always will be my number one priority in my line of work. Every device I own is password protected and encrypted with the best security that advanced technology can provide. I have never broken my bond to the client-attorney privilege and I never will.

The reason this hellish night happened was because I maintained and stood by that code. This tragic event is not a cause for concern. It is proof that --through thick and thin-- I will be there for my clients. The man who committed these crimes is nothing more than a schoolyard bully, and I don't give in to bullies. I encourage us all to put our best efforts forward to put that psychopath six feet underground where he belongs, before he hurts someone else."

--James McGill


OOC Information


This horrific incident would be pretty public for all of Pandora Town, maybe even outside of PT. News stories and commentary would run amok about all three people involved in these events, each receiving their share of public concern, scrutiny, and wariness. The Governor has a lot of enemies, and he just made a few more. James' law career is going to start to earn a bad rap and rumors will be flying around that clients' information isn't safe with him, even though this whole thing happened because he kept his mouth shut, as he will attest to. Which opinion does your character share? Would you still hire him after hearing this story?

Eventually all this bad press will cause him to re-brand and get a new office on December 1st. Jimmy could only handle the ghastly blood stained carpet for so long. He is also obviously seeking to hire new body guards, so if you need a job, think you fit the bill, and would dare to put in an application, contact @Jen on Discord or in her organizer. Irene and Jimmy will also be talking to @Grant Ward to see if HYDRA can supply some reliable protection as well.

Relevant Threads

Gimme Info! - @The Governor, @James McGill, @Irene Adler
Gotcha (TW) - The Governor, James McGill, Irene Adler
A Study in Ruby - @Grant Ward, James McGill , Irene Adler


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MYOUREN TEMPLE OPENS IN MISTY HOLLOW

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Year 7, November 15th

Buddhist Monk Hijiri Byakuren, a resident of Misty Hollow, has been toiling for some time to bring spirituality to the masses of Pandora. This is in the form of Buddhism. This is a practice that I, the author, am familiar with, but apparently has little hold in this world.

Perhaps the one element needed to broadcast the importance of this doctrine is a very visible object. Myouren Temple, a large building built on the edge of the barrier within Misty Hollow and looking simply foreign compared to the old, decaying houses it shares land with, may indeed be exactly what is needed. After both charity drives and a volunteer construction effort, on the 15th of the 11th month, it has finally been declared open.

In accordance with the old standards of Ms. Hijiri's world, a public dedication ceremony was held on the same day. Perhaps it is a sign of divine influence that the famous mists of this area were able to part for just a brief while during the event. Though it remained seasonably cold, the sun was able to be seen by attendees.

"With the growing tensions between humans and the other races of Pandora, the fae especially, my main goal with this temple is to promote equality and harmony between all of us living in this world."

These are the words of Ms. Hijiri, who was naturally the central figure of the event. While the crowd was noticeably large in comparison to the small population of Misty Hollow, drawing forth a decent amount, there was a certain tension present. As the temple is situated just before the edge of the Misty Hollow Barrier, there was an undercurrent of fear that it might not be safe for humans, or those otherwise unable to protect themselves, to attend. Indeed, there were several decidedly non-human people in attendance, who received wary looks from others, but otherwise caused no issue. Ms. Hijiri had this to say on the topic:

"This temple was very purposefully built outside the barrier so as to allow the people that would be otherwise barred from entering to frequent the temple as well. Of course, this also raises the chance of incidents happening, but measures will be taken to minimize this chance as much as possible."

The measures taken remain unknown as of this writing.

While spirituality is something that seems to be common among most, if not all worlds that we have been taken from, those varieties seem to be as varied as their many-fold followers. Buddhism will not only have to coexist with the many other religions that are both imported and developed as Pandora continues to grow, but also with the knowledge of a set of gods foreign to this ideology. In the end, perhaps the worship of a deity comes second to the practices espoused by their chosen representatives.

"This is a place for those who aren't seeking conflict and instead seek peace and harmony, both for themselves and for others, all under the protection and blessings from our goddess Bishamonten."
--Shameimaru Aya, Bunbunmaru News

OOC Information

A Buddhist Temple has opened in Misty Hollow, run by one @Byakuren Hijiri. Built on the edge of Misty Hollow's barrier, it's considered complete and populated. Though this news has probably spread well within Misty Hollow itself, and possibly spread well beyond there, this particular article was distributed by some unknown upstart of a digital newspaper that nobody cares about.

Feel free to use both the temple itself as a thread location, or the festivities of its opening ceremony as an excuse to get crunk in the most chaste and sinless ways possible. Byakuren ain't exactly breaking out the keggers for this one.

Relevant Threads

[COMPLETED] September 19th - The Words of Men
[PRIVATE] September 28th - Another Sanctuary for Bats?
[OPEN] November 13th - Finishing Touches


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Dead Vampire At Sundale Park

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November 28th

This morning, a dead body was found in Sundale Park. The authorities didn't comment further on the details of this murder, but our sources told us, the dead person is believed to be a freshly turned vampire. They say, the scene was utterly bloody and the corpse has been mutilated beyond death. A grave nearby had given the idea that the vampire in question must've risen last night, only to be killed in a brutal fashion. It is impossible to say, why the killer hasn't simply staked the vampire to get rid of them, or why they have left the murder instrument - a simple shovel - at the crime scene.

At the moment, the police is unable to confirm or deny any claims that suggest that the vampiric citizens of this town are at any risk of getting harmed at night. Further, it isn't possible to say, whether or not this was another murder, linked to the vampire killer back in summer.

If you have seen anything suspicious last night, November 27th, in and around Sundale Park, or if the vampire in question was your fledgling, please contact your local police station for further actions.

OOC Information

In the night of November 27th/28th, @Tanaquil was attacked by a vampire, who attempted to drink her dry. Raphael Santiago came by and saved her from certain death, only to realize pretty quickly, that she would die either way before the ambulance would arrive at the park. Unwilling to let her die in his arms, he decided to turn her; this was absolutely no easy decision for him and yet he doesn't regret it, seeing as she has gotten a second chance at life at least.

For her to turn, Raphael had to bury her. But after she rose, the grave dirt would've been possible to be used to summon Tanaquil, so they decided to taint it with the dead vampire's blood, which rendered it ineffective - after they took their own samples of it with them, of course.

The vampire who had been out for the kill, was left near the grave, shovel embedded into his chest, where the poor human found him the next morning. At this point it's nearly impossible for the law enforcement to say if the vampire is the one belonging to the grave or not. Which means, they probably won't investigate on that. But they'll surely try to find whoever killed him, so feel free to drop me a message, if you intend to investigate this murder. There are a bunch of clues that don't really add up, so it could be possible to link them to Raphael or Tanaquil.

Other than that, for anyone who has a character who they want to be a witness: The character might've seen Raphael - abnormally lightly dressed for the season, without any jacket and some dark spots on his shirt - and Tanquil - in a way too big leather jacket and a dirty dress - walking towards the Bat Sanctuary, or driving off from there with a red mustang.


Relevant Threads

The Night The Flowers Smelled Like Blood [Turning of Tanaquil - Thread]

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New Drugs Appear on The Streets Of Cascade Bay

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November 19th

Four new types of chems have appeared on the market in Cascade Bay being sold by multiple dealers and flooding the market. The four main drugs go by the street names, Jet, Buffot, Psycho, and Mentats. These drugs have been highly addictive and have extreme effects on the users.

Jet is an inhaled substance that seems to be able to effect the reflexes of the average users making the world seem to slow down around them, long term addiction can lead to slowed reflexes when not on the drug and damage to the lungs and windpipe.

Buffout is a pill that causes muscles to thicken and denses the bones for a short amount of time increasing the users strength but long term use can cause muscle atrophy with withdrawal and constant violent mood swings.

Psycho is some form of extreme stimulant that can cause violent outbursts without sensations of pain or exhaustion that is taken via injection into the veins and instantly sends the adrenal gland into overdrive. Long term use can cause a complete loss of pain related stimuli and permanent brain damage causing various issues with mood-swings and incoherent speech patterns.

Mentats are small melting tablets that stimulate brain activity and causes the user to easily comprehend different intellectual pursuits, one user claimed to have flunked out of high school at age 16 and after taking mentats he was capable of lying his way into a lucrative programming job before the side effects began to take hold, his mind was not just increased but became unfocused and he’d lose hours of the day in thoughts where he was instantly have done some new form of code or other mathmatical sequence. His speech became unfocused and he’d got on long tangents and his short term memory was horribly effected.

And a new drug has been rumored to be on the market called Fixer a pseudo detox drug that within an hour removes any traces of any narcotic in the users system and lessens the effects of withdrawal from the aforementioned substances. Although most reports claim this is only temporary and proper detox would be necessary to fully kick the habits.

OOC Information

Darth Maul has a new chemist on his payroll and has been having him cook up some Wastleand favorites in the form of the top selling chems of the Fallout universe, he’s quickly circulating them throughout the town to get s heavy grip on the drug trade in Cascade Bay.

Relevant Threads

Cooking Up Trouble


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Fire Lizards Hatching All Over Pandora

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October 10, Year 7

Throughout the afternoon and evening of October 10th the fire lizard clutch of Beauty and Poll began to hatch. Those who followed the instructions given to them were presented with small but perfectly formed dragonlike creatures in any of five colors- gold, bronze, brown, blue and green- and after a voracious first meal all their Impression have settled in with their new keepers.

The new owners have an interesting few weeks ahead of them and in preparation Menolly has offered a few discreet bits of advice in regards to the new hatchlings.

"Fire lizard hatchlings are very delicate and very sensitive to the world around them for the first couple to few weeks of their life. If you want them to be comfortable around you, try not to be too abrupt or too loud, as this might alarm them. Considering the bond they have with their new people they might not take any scares or undue handling very well either, on both sides.

And try to be a little patient with them too. They won't be getting much sleep for a little while."

OOC Information

Depending on the care they recieved, their location's warmth and a number of other inscrutable factors the eggs have been hatching anywhere between noon and about 8:30 PM. Once hatched they must be immediately fed and start screeching for their food as soon as their head is outside of its shell. Those who are not fed or Impressed will promptly fly off and disappear between, becoming strays.

If you want your thread added to this event please go ahead and reply as needed, I'll add it to the list. :)

Relevant Threads

The Flip Flap of Tiny Wings- Sign up and Information

@Jessica Jones Impression of bronze Kayser
@Genji's Shimada Impression of a green fire lizard
@Thalia Grace Impression of a bronze
@Merlin Ambrosius Impression of the gold queen
@Mahad Impression of blue Timaeus

@Modesty Barebone Impresson of blue Isaac


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THE FIGURE IN GREY & OTHER PLAYS

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23rd Oct through to 31st Oct (The Figure in Grey), 19th Nov and 20th Nov (A Conversation with Zeus and Apollo).

The Figure in Grey

The Pandora Dramatics Society are performing their very first play, The Figure in Grey, throughout major towns. It’s based on Sally Vale’s spooky novella, and concerns a junior solicitor (Amy Kent) who is summoned to Highfin Clifford to attend the funeral of Mrs Grace Manlow. While staying at the Fenland House to attend to Mrs Manlow's legal documents, Amy endures an increasingly terrifying sequence of unexplained sounds, chilling sights and appearances by a mysterious figure in grey…

List of cast include:

Amy Kent: @Emma Swan.
Jill Dumfries (the Figure in Grey): @Selina Kyle.
Sarah Weekly: NPC*.
Miss Jackson: @Amy Pond.
Lampwick: NPC*.
Scorpion the Dog: Glaceon (a Pokemon that belongs to @Cynthia).
Scott: NPC*.
Evan: NPC*.
Stepchild 1: Cardboard cutout of a blonde girl.
Stepchild 2: Shiva the Tiger (NPC).
Stepchild 3: @King Ezekiel.
Ghost Child 1: Shiva the Tiger (NPC).
Ghost Child 2: @King Ezekiel.
Ghost Child 3: @Link.

* Any role listed as NPC is still open! Please PM me or post in this thread to claim!

The production hit a major setback when the talented and beautiful Chanel Oberlin had to pull out of playing Sarah Weekly, devastating her legions of fans. Incredibly, the Pandora Dramatics Society managed to soldier on without her guiding light.

The play is running in the following places on these dates:

• 23rd Oct, Cascade Bay at 7pm.
• 25th Oct, Misty Hollow at 7pm.
• 27th Oct, Morhall at 7pm.
• 29th Oct, Horizon at 7pm.
• 31st Oct, Pandora Town at 2pm, then again at 7pm.

Ticket prices are £1. All money made from ticket sales will go to the Echidna Family Foundation (helping orphans and widowers whose parents or loved ones have disappeared in Pandora) and the Silverwood Fund (set up to deal with victims of the fae conflict in the Misty Hollow and Silverwood area).

A Conversation with Zeus and Apollo

A Conversation with Zeus and Apollo is a low key, experimental pseudo-symbolic-social-political-scientific-historical play, showing in Morhall on two select dates (19th and 20th Nov at 2pm). The entrance fee is 50p.

It’s written by debut playwright, Edward Arthur Smeech-Dimpsy (NPC), who also plays the role of @Apollo. The only other actor in the two man production is King Ezekiel, starring as Apollo’s father (Zeus).

The play depicts Zeus and Apollo as working class people who live on a badly maintained council estate in Northern England. Zeus works day and night to support his ungrateful middle-aged son, who refuses to earn his keep and prefers to spend all of his time watching the television. The narrative frequently switches to the past, revealing comedic moments of the often clumsy Apollo at school. Highlights include Apollo stepping on his glasses and breaking them, nearly choking on an olive and being hung from a flagpole by his boxer shorts.

When asked whether they feared the play might cause offense and spark controversy, Smeech-Dimpsy made loud farting noises with his armpits, while Ezekiel was quoted as saying: “And yet I smile.”

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An image of Smeech-Dimpsy in the role of Apollo.

OOC Information

The Figure in Grey: Just what it says on the tin! The Echidna Family Foundation is actually a bogus charity, connected to HYDRA, who are after your money.
A Conversation with Zeus and Apollo: Part of a personal plot to piss off Apollo (some more).

Relevant Threads

• The Figure In Grey (IC thread).
• Your character should totally join The Pandora Dramatics Society!


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MASSACRE IN THE TIBERIAN ISLANDS

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October 1, Year 7

An island in the Tiberian Island previously thought to be uninhabited was the scene of a gristly massacre the week of October first. Many details are still unfolding, but the scene only came to light after a survivor made his way to Cascade Bay, days after the initial attack. The man, who has known ties to multiple mercenary organizations throughout Pandora, is in stable condition and expected to recover. While he had little to give in the way of information, he did pass along a dire warning: anyone who stands against COBRA will suffer the same fate. Investigations into the incidents ties to known terrorist organization COBRA are still pending, and as of now, no one has come forward to claim credit for the brutal slaughter of more than 15 men.

OOC Information

COBRA got their hands on Lena back in September, and with a mix of magic and tech, turned her into their very own time-hopping weapon. Hey first field run was to make an example of a mercenary group who thought they could steal a supply cache from one of COBRA's islands. Two of the men were left alive, though only one made it back to civilization in one piece to tell the tale.

The scene wasn't a pretty one by the time Lena was through, with several of the mercs showing signs of being tortured before death, and others having fallen (in pieces) to her pulse bombs. As of right now, the only link to COBRA is the survivor's testimony.

Relevant Threads


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PANDORA TOWN MILITARY NOW ACTIVE

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21st October, Year Six

Following the Pandora Town Council's vote to establish a dedicated military for the town, the Pandora Times can exclusively reveal that the army in question - officially designated the "Pandora Town Defence Force" - has now been formed and will enter active service on the 21st of October.

It is understood by the times that, in order to safeguard the PTDF against potential misuse, several checks and balances have been put in place to ensure that it will be deployed only when absolutely necessary; the first of these being the requirement that a full vote of the Town Council is required to ratify its deployment, and that such a vote can only be classed as passing if all members unanimously vote in the affirmative. While there are other checks in place, some of which were not revealed to us, it remains to be seen if these will be enough to satisfy those who remember the old Royal Army and the terror it spread at the former Monarchy's behest.

In terms of structure and equipment, the Pandora Times understands that the army most closely resembles that of the United States of America, though with additional features added that reflect Pandora Town's multiversal nature. One major contract to supply the PTDF with weapons has been struck already, a company by the name of Learnean Systems providing it with arms and ammunition, though the Times' sources have reported that other companies are being sought to supply the Force with fighting vehicles and other necessary equipment. It is strongly rumoured that the Force's communications equipment will be coming from LexTech, though neither the Council nor a LexTech spokesperson has commented on the matter as of this edition going to print.

Overall, the sense one gets in the halls of power is of relief - and with good reason. Given the fiasco of the AI Virus and the subsequent unrest, the Council needed a political win, and the smoothness and relatively trouble-free founding of the Pandora Town Defence Force may just supply it with one.

OOC Information

At long last! After voting about it in July, the Council's actually gone ahead and done it - the Pandora Town Defence Force is now ready for active duty. This edition of the Pandora Times is probably pretty well-read, so chances are your character will have heard of the situation even if they've not actually read the paper itself.

For the record, the Force is not a very large army - it's generally well known in PT, for example, that it numbers around 3,000 active troops (including the commanders) at the time of founding. It may well get bigger, though, depending on the circumstances.

Relevant Threads

SIGNUPS - Be the best you can be; join the Pandora Town Defence Force today!

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CURFEW FOR CASCADE BAY AREA IMPOSED: COUNCILWOMAN FOUND AFTER DISAPPEARANCE

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November 1st-Year 7



High Alert Issued for the Cascade Bay Area

The missing council member, Berelain sur Paendrag, has been found in the jungle wilderness of the Cascade Bay region after her disappearance in the Misty Hollow area earlier this season. Though relatively uninjured, it was revealed that the councilwoman was a kidnapping victim of Philip Blake, also known as ‘The Governor’.

Governor Kaldwin of Cascade Bay has stated that he was last seen in the wilderness walkways off of Fairwell Falls, a local tourist attraction particularly in the summer months. The area is currently being combed by the guard for a sign of Blake, but beyond a clear sign of struggle near the Falls, no other sign has been seen as of yet.

“We have instituted a curfew of 10pm for all citizens in the area.” Kaldwin stated, “And we ask that citizens who see any sighting of a tiger, or someone of Blake’s description, to please contact the Guard immediately and do not engage him yourselves.” Kaldwin has also requested that the Titans and any other high powered individual, though more than welcome to help the Guard in their search, to also alert Cascade Bay authorities if they are about to engage Blake themselves.

The Guard is still not sure why Blake captured and held the councilwoman for at least a month. The common suspect is ransom or general vengeance against Pandora Town’s government. Though the investigation is still ongoing as the Councilwoman recovers. Pandora Town’s remaining Council was unavailable for comment on the matter.

Berelain sur Paendrag, Head of Public Affairs, is currently recovering at the medical center, and will be taking a hiatus from public affairs once she returns to Pandora Town in order to continue her recovery. We here at Pandora Times wish her a speedy recovery, and are relieved that she has survived such an ordeal.

OOC Information


Berelain was captured and held by The Governor for a good month before she finally knocked him out, and escaped the Jungle with the help of Johnny Blaze (aka. Ghost Rider). She is now safe and sound! However: the Cascade Bay Area is under high alert from November 1st-15th!

-This means that a curfew will be imposed on citizens. Citizens must be off the street at 10pm, and a large quantity of guards will be patrolling the streets. They are instructed to escort any citizen they find to their homes after that curfew time.
-The Jungle will be combed for tigers and the Governor
-Citizens who are apart of the Titans OR high-powered individuals are welcome to help the Guard, but are asked to alert them if they come across The Governor themselves.

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Danger Zone ((Berelain is Kidnapped))
Back to Official Business ((Berelain and Jessamine Kaldwin discuss the Governor’s nonsense))

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GRISLY MURDER "DISPLAY" FOUND IN SILVERPOOL!!

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October 10
On October 11th, Silverpool was shocked and horrified at what can only be described as a macabre display of death found just a few steps away from the iconic casino, 'The Bomb.' Full details available will not be described in their entirety here to due to the graphic and unsettling nature of the crime scene, however the case has been deemed a murder by Pandora Town Watch.


The scene of the crime was discovered early in the morning of the 11th by a casino employee walking past an alleyway in which the murder occurred on their way home from an overnight shift, and is believed to have occured the night prior. The employee was unavailable for a comment, but close relatives have been contacted, and made the statement that they are, 'currently recovering from the shock of the scene, and possibly seeking psychiatric treatment.' As of 9:00 A.M., the alleyway has been sealed off by Town Watch from public view, and traffic is being directed in an alternate route to avoid exposure. It is confirmed that the murder seems to have been carried out with a ballistic weapon of some kind at close range, and while this article can not speculate on whether or not the murder was premeditated, we can confirm that it appears some implement was used to maim the victim beforehand. Perhaps the most disturbing detail in this case is the description of the scene by one onlooker before the alley was closed off as, 'some kind of murder performance piece.' We were able to obtain a statement from an officer on scene, who said: "I've honestly never seen anything like it, neither have any of the boys here. We believe the body may have been manipulated after death into it's current position; how is still under investigation. Whoever did this, they wanted people to see it."


Our reporter on this story was provided a preliminary report of the details, but was not allowed to view the body personally. The Town Watch has asked us to assure the general public that they believe this to be an isolated incident, however citizens of Silverpool are encouraged to travel in groups if possible after dark, and an increased police presence at 'The Bomb' and areas in close proximity is in place for the time being.


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Oh hi there, Pandora~ So, a man known only as Khada Jhin has arrived in Pandora, and his purpose is to create these 'perfect' scenes for all to see and be enthralled by. He is a psychopathic serial killer, specializing in the use of his powerful gun Whisper, traps and guile who equates death and the gruesome contorting of his victims' bodies with his magic to works of art, believing that he is making them 'beautiful.' This is his first scene, but be assured, he will kill again. And each piece will be more grand than the last.

I would love to have a few things possibly happen here. I really want to pit Jhin up against someone or even a couple people on the justice side of the equation for him to be pursued and play with a little bit. Our artist here is brilliant, devious, and has the advantage of a lifetime of stagehand experience, which he uses to expertly hide his face with makeup. Having evaded some extremely skilled trackers for years before he was caught the first time in his homeworld, Jhin is certainly no stranger to evading the law of the l and. No one has ever seen him unmasked and lived, and so the face under the makeup and behind the mask he wears to kill is almost entirely unknown. I'm sure it would be a marvelous chase, and a little cat and mouse is always a fun subject for RP I think!

On the other side I'd be more than interested to have an interest taken in him by other criminals, he's already made contact with @James Moriarty, who seems to be quite intrigued with his methods. Also possibly contact with a group who might see his work and want to hire him for his...unique services would be something I'd be all for. I'll be setting up a discussion thread for anyone interested shortly, but please, drop some IC responses here if you like, to let me know who might be itnerested~


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CITIZEN & MOTHER DEAD IN HOME INVASION

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November 6

On the evening of November 3, a Pandora Town citizen was discovered dead in her Blackhaven apartment by her son, murdered in a robbery gone wrong. Norma Bates was a 40-year old resident in Pandora Town previously arrested for the attempted murder of government official, Sebastian Michaelis, though she was eventually cleared of all charges and has since lived a quiet and comfortable life in Blackhaven.

The funeral will be held on November 6 and a reception will follow in the evening at the Hotel Valentino in Silverpool. Members of the public are invited.

OOC Information

Okay, so Norma hasn't actually lived a comfortable or quiet life in Pandora at all. If you live in Pandora Town, you've probably seen this crazy lady shouted at people and just generally being unhappy and unapproachable. Or maybe she was in a really good mood and miraculously super sweet to you!

Unfortunately, though, Norma was killed in a home invasion on November 3 and while the story to the public is that it was a robbery gone wrong, HYDRA was actually behind it. Having targeted their former employee, Dylan Massett, for a job he was unable to finish, Norma had the misfortune of being home by herself and with Dylan's whereabouts unknown, his mother was killed instead.

There's an open thread available below for anybody who is interested in attending the reception. It is open to the public, so anybody who would like to come is free to come whether they knew her personally or not!

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Young Girl Goes Missing in Sundale Park


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October 22nd

Chise Hatori, a young girl who had recently arrived in Pandora has been reported to have gone missing, not having been seen by anyone since the 20th. The shelter's staff also reported that she never came back after leaving the building during the morning.

Although this could otherwise be seen as just another case of a person in Pandora having been sent back to where they came from, a witness reported seeing the girl entering Sundale Park and speaking to an odd woman and a teenage boy, claiming that the former was one of the many fae creatures that live in Pandora and that a kidnapping might have occurred.

There are no photos of the disappeared girl available, however, her most distinguishable features seem to be her short stature, red hair and green eyes, as well as the fact she often carried a wooden staff with the carving of a bird on its top and wore a necklace with a green, circular stone on it.

Although her case is being investigated, locating her has proved to be difficult due to a lack of leads, making it difficult to tell whether Chise has indeed been kidnapped, or if she has been sent away from Pandora.

OOC Information


Although Chise is perfectly safe and (mostly) happy under the protection of @John Uskglass, his rather sudden way of bringing her to his home ended up causing quite a misunderstanding and now Chise is assumed to have been kidnapped. This could potentially tie in with the current issues surrounding the fae in Pandora as well, as they're suspected to be involved in the whole ordeal.

Chise currently has no way of knowing any of this is happening, due to being cut off from civilization and lacking any long-distance methods of comunication such as a cellphone, so this is mainly a set up for future things. Feel free to have your characters react to this misunderstanding or even maybe build something off this whole incident if you can think of anything!

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Space Up Your Morning Routine!


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November 25th, Year 7

Have you always wanted to trap a piece of the sky in your coffee?
Well, now you can.
In time for the winter season, StarsX is releasing newly designed mugs created by one of their latest members, John Silver, the winner of this year's official StarsX Design Contest.
The mugs will be available for purchase to anyone in Pandora and to StarsX members for free - if they sign up for one until the 30th of November.

Official pictures of the design will be available soon but here is what we know so far: On the first glance those mugs may strike you as very simple; they are plain black with a white handle which displays the StarsX logo but here's the twist: upon coming into contact with a hot beverage of your choice, the mugs will display the current star constellations visible from your location that night, which doesn't only make every mug unique and changeable but it also allows you to hold a little piece of the night sky in your hands.
How ingenious is that?

Three designs are promised to be available for purchase - you may choose between star constellations, planet constellations or the nebula closest to your current location.
Or just grab all three!
The recipe to the wonder-mugs remains a secret but we cannot really be upset about it, can we now?

The mugs will be available from the 1st of December in Pandora Town and from the 5th of December all across the Box, go and grab yours as soon as you can!
And here's a tip for you: take that mug with you when you travel, for it will always display the night sky of your current location. On especially cloudy days, you will still be able to watch the stars as long as you take your mug with you.

We say congratulations, Mr. Silver!
And thank you for gifting us a little piece of heaven.


OOC Information

So John joined in on a logo-design contest at StarsX and promptly won!
Now everyone can have cool space mugs!
That's it. That's all the information.
Also, tagging @Blix and @Siri because it was their idea as much as it was mine, and I hope they're satisfied with the mug design! <3

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CRACK APPEARS THROUGH MISTY HOLLOW AFTER QUAKE

October 1st - 31st

Misty Hollow, 5:30am on October 1st
The early morning silence is shattered by the sudden, hyper-rhythmic clanging of the church's bell. The bats that have taken up roost in the church's steeple take flight as one, a pulsating mass of black bodies that swarms upwards and spills across the lightening sky. A cacophony of supernatural howls, shrieks, and screams arise from the nearby forest as the earth beneath Misty Hollow is racked by a series of intense tremors. Within Misty Hollow itself, buildings tremble as the ground shakes. Glass shatters, pictures fall from shelves, cupboards spring open to spill their contents onto kitchen floors. Lights flicker alarmingly and then go out altogether as the connections between the town and the Power Station are shaken loose.

The tremors last only ten to fifteen seconds, but it's enough to leave the town shaken and profoundly disturbed. No serious damage is done, but citizens cannot ignore the narrow crack that now splits apart the ground directly through Misty Hollow's center. It is barely as wide as a man's palm and is perhaps a dozen meters long, but a fine, gray-green mist begins to rise from some unspoken depths below. Strange sounds can be heard from the crevice; moans and sobs and whimpers, as if the underworld itself is attempting to claw its way to the surface.

OOC Information

Misty Hollow has been hit with one of the mysterious earthquakes that have been happening throughout all of Pandora since the start of Autumn. No serious damage has been done, but a mysterious crack has appeared through the town's center, through which a creepy gray-green mist is rising. The mist does not spread, but simply hangs a few feet above the crack. Not even natural wind disturbs it. Anyone who comes into contact with the mist will be immediately overcome by disturbing visions that overwhelm the mind and send the body into temporary convulsions. The effects wear off as soon as the person is pulled away from the mist, but the visions experienced leave a permanent mark on the victim's memory.

The mist will linger for the entire month of October, and on All Hallow's Eve the crack will suddenly close and the mist will disappear.

Power throughout Misty Hollow has been disrupted. Citizens will be without electricity until someone addresses the damage done to the town's power grid.

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Everyone's Fault - seasonal event
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A short PSA to all my starkbook followers

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October 31st

Okay, so anyone who's been trying to keep up with the situation in Misty Hollow knows it's been getting a lot worse over here lately. A lot's happened since my post went kinda viral over the summer and people started talking about the things going on with the trees here, and after the death of that one Defender...

Right, so Halloween's coming up and I just want to tell all my friends and followers out there, especially those in and around Misty Hollow: Be careful! I mean we live in a town full of ghosts and vampires and goblins, and, as of recently, some really pissed off trees. Who knows what could happen around Halloween time, especially with all the old myths and legends surrounding the day. Don't talk to strangers you meet on the road, keep an iron nail in your pocket, put a line of salt infront of your front door, and don't let in strangers. Just do what you gotta do guys. I hope y'all have fun, but most of all I hope y'all stay safe!

OOC Information

Haloween's come 'round again, and Pandora's friendlier population aren't the only ones who are celebrating. The Fae are stirring up a Samhain to remember for themselves, so the likelihood of your characters running into some fairy chaos is going to go up in the days surrounding Halloween. All across Pandora the fair folk are going to be dancing, drinking, and dragging in human "guests" (some more willing than others) to join in on the fun ...oh and also some of these fairies might be expecting something of an...offering to keep them on their best behavior. And if they don't receive one to their satisfaction, well....you don't want an angry Sidhe coming after you, do you?

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Samhain Mischief - brainstorming thread (still open for ideas)
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Strange Happenings in the forest around Misty Hollow - original news event for the larger Seige of Misty Hollow plot
The Seige of Misty Hollow - brainstorming for the Seige of Misty Hollow plot, which has been extended into this season

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THE GREAT PUMPKIN RUN

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October 22 - 31, Year 7

Join us for Pandora's first annual Great Pumpkin Run! Runners are gathering with their unique pumpkins in every town in Pandora, preparing for the opening of that race. It's one that will carry them from one town to the next, spectators gathering to cheer them on. Everybody who finishes the race is a winner, and gets to contribute their own pumpkin to the town's Halloween decorations across Pandora!

For more information on how to join, see your local event coordinator today!

OOC Information

The Great Pumpkin Run is our latest holiday event for the people of Pandora! Everybody is free to participate. See the About & Sign-ups thread for more information!

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The Great Pumpkin Run: About & Sign-ups


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Former Orphanage Counselor Guilty of
Selling Orphans Into Slavery
Found Dead in Cell


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September 5th, Year 7

Yesterday morning, Pandora Town was rocked by the shocking news of a counselor working at Pandora's Orphanage giving himself up to the City Guard due to his involvement in abducting and selling orphans into servitude. This morning, the man was found dead in his cell.

It is already strongly suspected that a group called The Phantom Thieves of Hearts was involved in the counselor going to the City Guard, due to the Guard finding their calling cards in the counselor's office. However, the counselor's corpse was found desiccated. But no calling cards were found in the counselor's cell, nor was there any evident signs of a break-in. Coroners on the scene confirmed that the counselor's cells suffered massive degradation, leading to his desiccated appearance.

The Department of Intelligence has confirmed that the killer's modus operandi is the hallmark of a murderer who has been active in Pandora since January, Year 6 and cautions the public to take care. A number of bodies suffering immense cell degradation have appeared in various locations in Pandora Town since then, and it is believed that the same individual is behind the killings.

Is the killer connected to The Phantom Thieves of Hearts? Is he working independently?

No one seems to know for sure.

OOC Information

Reaper spotted the news article about the counselor last night and figured that he'd make a good meal. Normally, Reaper is more discreet with the bodies he drains, scattering them across town in random dumpsters and the like, but he didn't particularly care to take such care with this man. He also has reasons™ for draining the guy, but what else is new?

Many thanks to @Fiddle for letting me build off of their current event!

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Research Clinic Under New Management

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October 12th

The Paracelsus Research Center in Pandora Town was in danger of shutting down following the disappearance of founder and owner Paracelsus this month. Luckily for the center one of the scientists working there, Arcade Gannon, stepped up to take control.

"Researching more forms of medicine is important, no matter who is in charge," Dr. Gannon said in an interview, "we're going to focus on making as many medical advances as there are without letting the loss of Paracelsus distract us from the important goal of keeping people safe."

The new owner also announced the Clinic's name will be changed to the Freeside Research Clinic. He stated that the aims of the clinic will not be changed, no matter who ends up being in charge.

OOC Information

As much as Arcade does not want power, he refused to allow the research clinic to fall under without trying his best to keep it open. He's not very comfortable being in the public eye, but he's willing to make that sacrifice if it means medical research is not disrupted.

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SLEEP OF DEATH

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October 12th

All across Pandora reports have been coming in of people dying in their sleep from seemingly natural causes while others appear to have been viciously murdered by a sharp bladed weapon that has yet to be identified. Cases of insomia and psychosis due to lack of sleep have been reported in the wake of these bizarre deaths. Public Health officials are at a loss to explain the cause of these deaths and no culprit if any has been identified.

OOC Information

Freddy is looking for anyone. Victims to terrorize, Heroes or Villains to hunt him. The Dream Demon is looking for playthings.

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A Murdered John Doe Found In A Dramatically Fashion


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Oct. 3th



A man mutilated body was found this morning in Blackhaven. He was secured to one of the many abandoned structures with nails and rope in a manner that witnesses described as 'being on display.' Identification has proved to be difficult due to the state of the mutilation to his face, which appears to be done by a sharp blade of some sort.

No motive has been discovered for the man's death. However, there was an interesting clue on him, rather literally. On his chest was a name, Sherlock, which had been carved crudely by what has been described as a blade smaller than the one that disfigured his face. It has been determined this has something to do with Sherlock Holmes, the detective that has returned in a new version of himself. The local authority are hoping that Mister Holmes can help them to solve this senseless murder.



OOC Information


Jim Moriarty had a man killed and put on display for the detective Sherlock Holmes to solve as a kind of test. He is very interested in seeing how this version of the detective measures up to the one that he was familiar with. He is hoping to get his attention.



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MYSTERIOUS POSTERS BAFFLE RESIDENTS


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September 7th, Year 7

Seemingly overnight, odd flyers have appeared on nearly every bulletin board and unsuspecting telephone pole in Pandora. While an advertising campaign is hardly the most dangerous thing to have happened recently, citizens are still beginning to question the intentions of the perpetrator as the contents are made known.

The fronts of the posters themselves are unassuming save for a large T printed on each and every one of them, and the message itself is brief but clear: all young superheroes are invited to a meet-up at an undisclosed location at an undisclosed time to 'join forces against evil.' It's suspected that the creator may be hinting to the formation of a brand-new superhero faction in the near future.

Adding another group to Pandora's chaotic climate at the moment is already a bit troubling, but it's the end of the message that is gathering concern from the local community. More specifically, it's the emphasized phrase: COME PREPARED. Considering the advertisement seems to be targeted towards a younger audience, there's a small but vocal group of citizens urging everyone to exercise caution in these tumultuous times.

"We will not allow our children to be lured away," says Kenneth Bayer of Pandora Town when approached about his growing worry over the issue. "They shouldn't even be wearing these masks, going out at night and doing who-knows-what. Anything could happen to them. There needs to be an age requirement on these [vigilante licenses]."

Regardless, there are still others who are intrigued by the mystery the posters bring. Without a date or location, it's impossible to gauge the creator's true intent at spreading these, but some say the strange, seemingly random ink patterns on the back of the flyers are part of a riddle.

Whatever the case is, we wish all young heroes who answer the call well.

OOC Information

Damian's been busy! He's got the idea in his head that he's going to form a new version of the Titans right here in Pandora, but without any of his former teammates, he's stuck recruiting entirely new blood. During the night of September 7th, he made his way through some of the towns using the portals to pass out the flyers in question.

It turns out there really is a riddle! He's planning some challenges for any of the heroes that are coming, and the first challenge is, well, actually coming. If you collect enough of the posters and lay them together to where the patterns on the back fit, you'll find what looks to be a crude drawing of Pandora Town's graveyard. If one were to venture inside of it and take a look around, you may just happen upon a certain stone of one Terrance T. Thompson with coordinates and a date etched on the back of it.

And if you don't like riddles, I'm sure you could just find the answer with a little bit of digging on Starknet after a few days. Everyone knows that everything ends up on Starknet eventually.

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Public Apology From Health Scare Whistle Blower!


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September 16th

Afternoon on the 16th of September, an open channel broadcast was once again sent out to every device capable of receiving either audio or visual broadcasting, it interrupted all regular signals for a brief but high priority announcement. The signal was traced coming from The Rocinante in the cosmic wilderness before it ended, the same ship as the previous public broadcast.

A familiar face fills the screen, the man who weeks ago caused a health scare and revealed a conspiracy in Cascade Bay to cover up an infectious alien virus. But there is a difference this time, this man is calm, collected and contrite. He clears his throat before speaking.

“Many of you already know who I am, my name is James Holden and a week ago I made a public broadcast regarding the quarantine in Cascade Bay.” he pauses and frowns slightly, ”Since then many of you have fled the town or flocked to various medical centres across Pandora with fear of infection. Many of you will also be aware that the Children’s Home was subsequently burned down… for all of that that I admit responsibility.”

It suddenly becomes clear that this is some kind of follow up to deal with the resulting chaos from the initial broadcast. James Holden looks no less open and honest than he had the first time but the light in his eyes that had led him to lose his way and frighten a town full of people into burning down a children’s home. This man is rational and not spooked. He comes across as charismatic rather than a conspiracy nut.

”Please accept my apologies for what happened, the announcement I made did not have the intended effect and I was wrong to make it when I did and without all the facts at my disposal. The facts I stated regarding the Protomolecule remain true, I did not lie to you, however please understand there is no infection in Cascade Bay.” he pauses and leans forward just a little, keeping the same calm tone of voice, ”I repeat, there is no infection of the Protomolecule in Cascade Bay. You can return to your homes safely and if you are still unsure, I will personally test you with our state of the art equipment aboard the Rocinante to confirm you are free of infection.”

He allows that to sink in and then leans back a little and resumes. A smaller image pops up on the screen beside him, a logo with an address scrolling below it.

”To assist with rebuilding the Children’s Home, Governor Kaldwin will be opening a charity fund, her hope is to rebuild the Children’s Home with improvements and I fully support her in this endeavour. I have donated myself and I encourage you to do the same and ensure the displaced children of Cascade Bay can come home as soon as possible.” Professionally he smiles and holds up a hand to gesture to the image, ”For those of you on interactive devices you can donate immediately by selecting the image here. For those of you unable to do so, you can donate in person at Cascade Bay, or by following the details on screen. I’ll hand you over to Governor Kaldwin now, to tell you about her endeavor in her own words.”

Here the image cuts away to a pre-recorded interview with Governor Kaldwin herself.

“My dear citizens,” Jessamine Kaldwin says, sitting at her desk, the lighting focusing on her face over her lower body. ”I regret to inform you that we have failed the children of Cascade Bay. We have failed them, because we have failed to both make them safe, and have destroyed their home in response to our own selfish fear.” She takes a deep, careful breath, ”But it is not too late, never too late, to change this situation for the better….”

”At this point, there is not enough funding in the treasury to allow for the building of a new Home, nor can we support these now homeless children without your generosity. I am asking you to please: open your homes to these children. Donate just a few coins of your earnings so that we can provide them food, replacement clothing, and toys. At some point, we will be arranging a charity event in Cascade Bay to help fund the building of a new Home. Until then: every little coin helps.”

Jessamine shifts in her seat, moving her face closer to the camera, a small smile on her face. ”.... Let’s do better, for these children. We can be better.” She gives a nod to whomever is operating the camera.

The piece ends and the image returns to James Holden, he looks out at the audience and implores them to do the right thing.

”Please help us build something good from this. We’re better together.”

And with that the feed cuts out and regular programming continues.

OOC Information

After causing a health scare that resulted in overburdened hospitals and medical centers across Pandora, panicked people and the burning down of the Children’s Home in Cascade Bay, Jim decided things were out of control and he needed to stop it from escalating. He reached out to the Governor of Cascade Bay, Jessamine Kaldwin, and together they came up with a retraction of the scare, a public apology and a charity effort to rebuild the Children’s Home. This is all public knowledge.

What is not public knowledge but will affect those being treated in Cascade Bay’s medical center is that Holden has handed over the blueprints and schematics to build ‘auto-docs’ for them. This means Cascade bay will have state of the art medical equipment able to treat and heal everything from cancer to third degree burns to cold and flu, broken legs, regrow limbs and skin, etc. Holden doesn’t want the credit so the donation will be considered ‘anonymous’.

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Further Information Regarding the Protomolecule
Children's Home Under Quarantine - Event Article
Worldwide Broadcast Interrupts Regular Programming - Event Article
Public Health Scare - Event Article
Children’s Home Burns - Event Article
Walk With Me Into The Truth
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CAVE-INS: AI VIRUS TO BLAME?

September 16, Year 7 BP

On the afternoon of September 17, two explosions were set off on opposite sides of Morhall, causing two small but dangerous cave-ins. Many were injured at the scene and one was killed, a visitor later confirmed to be Misty Hollow citizen Glenn Rhee. Having stayed to help people injured and trapped beneath or behind the rubble, a subsequent rockslide took his life.

Although the identity of the one responsible for this tragic event has yet to be identified, the recently released and implemented AI Scanners picked up the presence of an infected synthetic quickly leaving the town. Authorities were alerted immediately, but this suspected infected android has yet to be identified and authorities have been unable to track where he has since gone. If anybody has any information about the identity or whereabouts of this individual, please contact the authorities.

OOC Information

Under the influence of the AI virus he unknowingly created for HYDRA, Leo traveled to Morhall with explosives and caused a couple of cave-ins. These explosions were small, so the main danger here were the actual cave-ins. In saving the injured Jessica Jones, Glenn Rhee unfortunately didn't make it out. Feel free to have had any of your characters involved with the event as well!

Relevant Threads

dust to dust
AI Virus Wrap-Up
AI Virus Scanners Released to Towns and Law Enforcement

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CHANEL-O-WEEN'S VIDEO

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1st of October



“Hello guys! Welcome to Pandora’s first Chanel-o-Ween, where I offer gifts to my devoted fans on social media! Halloween is my favorite day of the year, and yes, thinking about the dead is important, but isn't focusing on people that are alive and that love you even more important? That's why I made my own version of Halloween, the one when I give back to my fans all the love they gave me during the year!
I know I’m not really popular for the moment in Pandora, but I do my best to be more famous in the future, and I think it’s good thing to enjoy the fact that I still have such a little fanbase in here to please all the followers I have.
Prepare for amazing gifts that should be appearing on your doorstep soon! I’ll, obviously, write a letter personalized for each of you, because I really care about all of you and I really want to make my fans happy.
And a good way to make me happy is to record yourself opening your gifts and sending the videos to me. I really want to see the smile writing itself on your face!
I know what some of you are going to say, you’re thinking that I’m doing it to have an even larger fanbase and to exploit you for my own gain, but it’s not true; I really, really want to make your sad, miserable lives better!
Oh! I almost forgot! There’s a slight chance that one of you receive the gift from a very special someone’s hands.
Keep spreading the Chanel-o-Ween love, watch out for the jack-o-lantern emojis, and I will see you soon, bye everyone!”


OOC Information

Chanel is bringing her version of Halloween to Pandora!
All of her fans on social media will start getting gruesome gifts that she will probably find in Misty Hollow's morgue or in places like this (hey, it's still Halloween, don't expect pretty gifts!). With the gift, they will receive a letter full of compliments and insults at the same time. People receiving these gifts are expected to open it and read them on-camera.
Before receiving their gifts, they will first receive a jack-o-lantern emoji on their profile, warning them to expect their gift to arrive really soon.
She uses this to gift her fans for assuring their loyalty to her. She hopes that it could work in Pandora too!
You still have the time to follow her if you want your character(s) to receive a present!

Relevant Threads

- None at the moment

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Stolen heart or guilty conscience?

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Early September

In the early hours of September 4th, a counselor of Pandora Town's Orphanage suddenly and without warning handed himself over to the authorities. According to witness accounts, the man in question was in a flood of tears and prostrated himself before the town guard, begging for forgiveness for the crimes he had commited. Evidence was later found that the counselor had been abducting troubled children from both the streets and the Orphanage, locking them in a warehouse in Blackhaven where he planned to sell the children into servitude. Thankfully the authorities managed to recover all children safely and have been returned the orphanage with the perpetrator in custody awaiting trial.

However, something more suspicious and possibly sinister was uncovered. In the counselor's office, the town guard had found several cards that appeared to be calling cards from a previously reported on group known as The Phantom Thieves of Hearts bearing the image seen above. These cards accused the counselor of sin, claiming that they were aware of his crimes and would steal his heart. This calling card was sent aproximately 2-3 weeks in advance of him turning himself in and some are wondering whether or not this was the work of these thieves.

Do you believe the Phantom Thieves exist? Do you think they are heroes or criminals?

OOC Information

Akira Kurusu, @Futaba Sakura, @Makoto Niijima and @Naoto Shirogane entered a world of distorted desires known as the Metaverse and used their Personas to fight through the counselor's (NPC) "Palace", stealing the treasure at the heart of it that represented his deepest desires in order to punish him for his crimes. This is the first action of The Phantom Thieves in Pandora.

Relevant Threads

http://pandorarp.com/threads/snake-eyes-you-lose.36194/#post-261195 (Ongoing)
http://pandorarp.com/threads/who-are-the-phantom-thieves.35845/ (Original event submission)

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LUTHOR FOUNDATION LAUNCHED

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September 28th, Year Six



STATEMENT FROM LEXTECH CEO, LEX LUTHOR:


These have been difficult times for many across Pandora, especially recently. Now, I'd be the first to admit that I've done very well for myself since arriving here. Pandora has been kind to me, and I've managed to make something pretty fantastic out of the opportunities that have come my way. However, not everyone has been so lucky; perhaps some people come from a world very different from this one and are struggling to adapt, or perhaps the circumstances of their arrival robbed them of a chance to stand on their own two feet.

It's for this reason, amongst others, that I've chosen to launch the Luthor Foundation. It's time to give back a little of that good fortune that I and the employees of LexTech have enjoyed, and build up a better society for us all in doing so. Now, a lot of corporations like to talk big when it comes to charity work, only to fall short when it's time to act. I can guarantee that this will not be the case with the Luthor Foundation - anything donated will be 100% used for charitable work, and we will always be held accountable to the general public regardless of what we do.

The future can still be bright even here, so far from our respective homes. My hope is that the Luthor Foundation can help said future become a reality.

LEX LUTHOR
CEO of LexTech, founder of the Luthor Foundation

OOC Information

What's a ruthlessly expanding potential megacorp without a soft charitable edge to help manage its image in the public mind, eh? Yes, Lex is setting up his own charity - in public and ostensibly to help promote technological advancement across Pandora, as well as to offer aid in response to disasters and unrest. Anyone, whether they be a private citizen or a government representative, can apply for a Luthor Foundation grant, and if they are successful they could be given both monetary and educational support to help them achieve their dreams!

Privately, of course, Lex is looking to extend the power and influence of LexTech - and, by definition, Himself Personally. This is of course not something that would be apparent, any more than it would be when Apple does something similar IRL, but it's likely that those who know Lex a little better might have a few mental alarm bells starting to ring at this point...

Relevant Threads

Fancy asking the man himself some questions about the Luthor Foundation? Click here...

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TOWN MEETING FOLLOWING DEFENDER'S DEATH


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September 1st, Year 7

Strange activity in the woods surrounding Misty Hollow have reached a startling climax resulting in the death of a Misty Hollow defender. At the end of the summer, a beloved defender Richard Grimes sacrificed his life to protect his fellow defender Jim Hopper and his dependent Eleven from an attack from the forest itself. According to the survivors, the forest was described to have "come alive on its own" and produced a terrifying beast. "If it wasn't for Rick's courage and quick thinking, we would have been goners," states Hopper, "He was a good man." A funeral service was held in town shortly after despite the remains unable to be recovered.

These recent events have caused concern among those living in Misty Hollow and worry about the integrity of the barrier in the case of an impending attack. While the direct cause of these events are unknown, there is suspicion that magic and the decaying relations between the Fae population and humans are to blame. In response to rising tensions, Chief Hopper will be hosting a town meeting to discuss the threat with the residents and allow them to ask questions. He stated, "We request all citizens to be present since this matter is urgent. The defenders are doing everything they can to handle to handle the situation."

Misty Hollow denizens and visitors are advised to stay away from the woods until government officials determine it safe once more.

OOC Information

The events of the Seige of Misty Hollow plot are gaining steam! The Gentleman is stirring the Fae in the area as they have become angered by the humans living in Misty Hollow. The trees now will attack people that stay too long outside of the fence protecting the town. Meanwhile the defenders are trying to stop this mess before more blood is shed. A war will soon be building up that will cause people to have to fight for their lives. Refer to the plot thread for more details.

Relevant Threads

Investigation XI

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