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Portal IC Event  - THE DELUMINE PORTAL — 506 Winter: A strange arrival

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Curiously different

Nature did not stop at the Original Portal located by the Terminus Sea... while this Portal that led to the Palace was found at Terminus' beach, nature and her wild magic burned through the fabric of time again. These successor Portals may not be nearly as grand as the Original, but they were still awe-inspiring.

The first Portal appeared in Ruris, at the mouth of the Abigo Caves.

The second two days later here in Delumine, nestled in the Viride Forest.

The third a day after in Solterra, carved into the walls of the Elatus Canyon.

The fourth four days later, in Terrastella, nearly hidden among Tinea's trees.

The fifth alongside the fourth, here in Denocte, burrowed into the Arma Mountains.

the forests whisper, but something else hides behind the trees


The second one — the first of the Continental Portals — that opened wide was at the Abigo Caves. It was not even a day or so after that the second one appeared in Delumine's Viride Forest. In the days prior, the fauna had seemingly vanished from the forest and the air was charged, heavy, and filled with static.

The center of the Portal was like a rip, as if a larger-than-life sewing needle had been shoved through the space between two massive trees which then bent, bark cracking, towards its center. The massive oaks and elms bent to the Portal, metaphorically forced to their knees as it ripped open. All trees within the surrounding half-mile leaned towards the Portal too, as if it was calling them, drawing them in.

The arch of this Portal was made from those two massive oak and elm trees; in a near-instant, vines had clamored up their length and twisted around the gnarled roots, bark, and dug their greedy tendrils into the hollowed-out knots.... The center warped and pulsed, humming with the steady thrum of nature's enchantments. 

If you stared hard enough through the pulsating center of this Portal, you may just see something similar to the very Viride forest you stood in... but different. On the other side was an expansive taiga, this boreal forest filled with coniferous trees blanketed with heavy snowfall. The snow that led up to the Taiga's side of the portal was dotted with prints and tracks... both cloven and single-hooved. 

Just like the Portal at the Abigo Caves, no harm would come to Novians should they choose to explore where this Viride Portal took them... instead, you may just come face to face with some distinctly non-equine-like beings.

But unlike the local fauna you may be used to encountering... these non-equines - Cervines, in fact - were very clearly sentient and able to speak the same language as you, their equine counterparts. Their initial hesitation around you and all other Novians is just the same as your hesitation around them.

Why are they here, and where did they come from?  — They could say the same about you.
How will you react and interact with them, if at all?  — They may or may not feel the same about you, too.
Are they here to stay? — These questions boggle them the same as they do you.

... — Maybe you're not so different.

Earn EXP for your character!

This is an extension of The Portals board Year 506 Winter event. Seems multiple Portals have opened up - and not at the Terminus Shoreline, but rather within the continents themselves! There have been strange reports of odd, non-equine creatures passing through these portals, too...

To redeem the EXP once you meet the criteria below: Go to the Experience Updates thread and post a redemption for "Participating in Seasonal Portal IC Event (506 Winter)." Link to the Portal thread/s you posted in and THIS Portal info thread.

  • You can reply in this thread OR make your own exploring the Abigo portal - you must use the [Portal IC Event] prefix OR include [Portal] in your thread title!

  • Your character will need (4) posts in a thread started during the timeframe of that season's event. Any post started during that timeframe and completed within (2) months of that start date can redeem the +2 EXP.

  • Like other IC events, you can claim those (4) posts across multiple threads as long as they were all completed during the same (2) month period.

  • As the Portals will change on the first day of each new season, all threads started after that date will not count towards the 506 Winter season's IC Event.

To tag this account: @*'Random Events' without the asterisk.
Please be advised, tagging the Random Event account does not guarantee a response!


Played by Offline Elidhu [PM] Posts: 55 — Threads: 14
Signos: 40
Dawn Court Soldier
Female [She/Her]  |  8 [Year 500 Winter]  |  17 hh  |  Hth: 10 — Atk: 10 — Exp: 16  |    Active Magic: N/A  |    Bonded: N/A

I hope that you choke on your vacant teeth

Whispers spread through Novus like wildfire. First, the island she has come to love so dearly is swallowed by the sea. Next, there are rumors of portals springing up across the lands of Novus. As a soldier, the court of Delumine summons her to investigate these claims of the portal in the Viride forest. Through the thick blanket of snow, she and a few fellow soldiers trudge. Deeper and deeper into the forest whose atmosphere swells with a strange heaviness. The taste of unease taints the atmosphere as nervous laughter bubbles past the lips of her fellow soldiers. Meira is at the helm of the marching troop that is plunging further into the unknown. At least they're together. Right?

Soon, these soldiers will expose the rot that clings to her frame. The rot that infects and invades every inch of her existence. This rot is the curse of his absence, it is the effect he imparts on others long after his departure. Deeper into oblivion she and her brethren run. Crystals of ice freeze upon their muzzles and limbs. Steam escapes into the void as they plunge into the great unknown of the Viride forest. 

First comes the hum in the wrong air, followed by the stretching otherworldly limbs of these creatures as they spill from the yawning maw of a portal. 

They come face to face with their own reflections in creatures from another world. They pour into Novus, unabashed and unconcerned for all that used to be. The bubbles of nervous laughter erupt among the soldiers once more as they peer at these foreign creatures. 

Questions begin to race through her head as time plunges deeper and deeper into the future. It is unrelenting, even when the world seems to slow. "Who are you?" 


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