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

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Curiously different

As the Portal in Tinea oozed into existence, so did the one within the Arma Mountains. Winter had its strongest hold here, and it solidified its grasp with vigor - snow blanketed even the base of the Arma mountains, the fresh flurry packing on day after day after day. Where the ice and snow failed and its grasp slipped in the Tinea Swamp, it was certainly the opposite here.

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

The second two days later 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.

of cold mountain peaks, snow, and frostbite


But something peculiar started happening at the same time as the muck in the Tinea Swamp tried to engulf its own Portal.... as the snow fell at the base of the Arma Mountains, some citizens of Denocte may notice that there seemed to be... one particular area it did not fall. It was almost as if a clear, spherical ball was suspended mid-air, deflecting the snow as it fell all around it. 

It was here that the Portal cracked open at the base of the Arma Mountains. The needle ripped through and all at once, the air was still and then violently warped as the seams ripped open. The wind howled angrily - as if it knew this was somehow wrong - and the snow turned from a flurry into a blizzard.

When the blizzard finally subsided, when nature finally stopped her bellow.... the Portal was there. Open, wide, and so bright on the other side. It was as if the mountains had suddenly opened up to the sea, and you stepped onto the shoreline.

There was no immediate harm that would come to you should you pass through the Arma Mountain's Portal to explore the coastal shore on the other side - but 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!


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