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as ever-changing as a heart


The island, once believed lost forever to the sea has returned. 

Yet from the first moment it reappeared it's obvious that something is horribly (or wonderfully) wrong with it. It follows none of the rules that have always been true on this mortal plane. Not a single one of them. 

Everything about the island seems more endless dream than reality. Mountains appear out of sand. A tree is a pine one moment and a birch the next. In the space between heartbeats snow might turn to sun and the rainbow following it might turn to ink and rain down in colorful masterpieces across the horses below. Both time and normalcy have no place on this ever-changing piece of Novus. 

Is it an adventure in the wondrous or is it terrifying?




Welcome to a new element of world-building in Novus. This bit of island, first discovered in the SWP of 504 Spring, has reappeared in the IC world. It is a land that will be changing each season. Some reincarnations of it will be normal landscapes that you might see in real life. Others will be totally strange and push the realm of the real and the surreal into something 'more'. Enjoy and let your muses run wild!


YOU CAN EARN +2 EXP EACH SEASON

For each 'new' landscape of the island you will be able to earn the +2 EXP for an IC event each time you post 4 posts using the seasonal landscape. You can claim it for each season-- this is not a one time use bonus. 

Also keep an eye out for some @'Random Event' fun happening on this board. <3






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and a veil shall be withdrawn


The island did not love the icy blue-dark of the sea. It wanted sun, and sand, and life. It wanted the blue sky stretching above it like an endless crown. It wanted, it, wanted---

It wanted to not be broken (or at least to be something less than completely broken).

So the leviathan rose from the depth in waves of snowy froth. The mountain peaks of it brushed up against the belly of that sky-crown in a gentle coo that sounded like hello, hello, hello. What sand had been washed away by the furious sea was replaced with dead-gross knolls and peaked piles of snow that looked like piled up bones from where the ocean wind roared through it. The sun rising low over it turned everything diamond-bright and virgin.

No the island did not love the dark sea at all. When given the choice of something other than time it loved the sky and it welcomed, like all pure new worlds, the touch of life as it returned.

All the birds that appeared on the island settled in bare-boned branches with their throats full of songs. Did you miss us?, they sang as the snow fell on their proud feathers. Always the island would whisper back in the muted way of snow falling on pines:yes, yes, yes.

Prairie deer heard the song too. The last winter elk who had made his home among the doe knew the song in the marrow of his bones and he led his harem across the bridge. Snow reached up to their hocks and still they followed their elk across the sea. Even when a winter storm made the waves leap furiously at the walls of the bridge they followed him. To them that last elk, the god-made beast, was more than just made He was god.

And when the first horse decided to follow them not a single one looked back afraid of the beasts behind them.

On they went until the bridge faded into the shore and the shore into the small piles of snow cut by the wind. Their footprints made delicate maps in the snow and the winter elk's crown started to frost with crystals that chimed a song each time he moved (and it might have sounded like that bird-song). Each step deeper into the island dulled their sandy coats until they all blended into the snow. Only the darkness of their eyes was visible by the time they molded into the snow-covered stones.

Perhaps to the first horses to follow that seemed the strangest thing: the way the deer vanished into the snow. Surely it was stranger than an island refusing to love the sea. Perhaps they think nothing is strange anymore in this land risen from something more than one of their gods with a bridge made of frosted lava and holly. Perhaps they thought--

Perhaps--

But then the first shimmering ball of light appeared, flickering like a small star brought low by the winter storm (the one that's already dissolving out across the mainland). The first horses looked closer, wondering at the way the small star seemed to be singing a solemn poem more ancient than any book in all the libraries of Novus.

One of the first horses to follow the elk called it a wandering spirit. The next called it nothing more than a bird tainted by whatever magic ruled this island risen from the sea. The third smiled at the small ball of light and when he said “hello” the ball of light answered back.

And that was the moment the horses of Novus discovered fairies and how each looked like a hundred different creatures all at once.





This is the first transformation of the island. For 504 winter, the island will appear as a snow-dusted fairy glen. There are birch and pine forests almost covered in snow. Small hills run through the middle of the land (small enough that a fairy might still call them a mountain). And those fairies are as numerous on the island as the snow-birds are.

To each horse a fairy might look different. It could be a ball of light, a small bird, some combination of the known and unknown. We want you to be as creative as you feel like being (just not human imagery please). <3

YOU CAN EARN +2 EXP EACH SEASON

This landscape will change on January 31st, 2020. All threads started after that date will not count towards the +2 EXP for the 504 island IC Event. Remember in order to claim for it you need 4 posts in a thread started during the time frame of the event.

Also keep an eye out for some @'Random Event' fun happening on this board. <3






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