: The elderly woman smiled and bowed back to Ichika. "Oh, its so nice to meet you, my dear. I heard your name on the wind a few times today. I am Miss Lotus, though I'm sure Danzo may have already told you." Standing upright, she noticed Ichika's smile, and she too began smiling. Jhin still remained silent and relatively unphased by Miss Lotus and Ichika's introductions, save for the light rose tint he allowed to form on his cheeks when he noticed Ichika's giggling. Miss Lotus continued the conversation as she normally would, taking the plate from the counter so she could clean it as she spoke. "Danzo always brings such lovely young ladies to my shop for dates. I can understand, though. He is rather charming." Danzo suddenly broke his silence. "I wouldn't really call those last few dates. Those aren't normally so... Tense." During Jhin's interruption, Miss Lotus had grown a small tree using her magic. She then pierced its trunk with her cane, and water began gushing from the wound. She cleaned the plate to the point where it shined even in the shadows of her stand's roof. She then placed it among the others in a small stack next to a wooden furnace, an odd contraption kept from complete combustion with the help of water and magic. Miss Lotus then returned to the pair, resting her hands on the table. Jhin glanced down at them for a brief moment before returning his eyes to her's. Her hands were old, weathered, and callused from nearly 6 decades of hard work. Jhin longed to make them into something so much more. "Some don't work out. I could've seen you and Song having a few more if she hadn't..." Miss Lotus's voice trailed off as she lowered her head, her smile gone. Jhin also frowned, though his grief was nothing more than an act. After all, he knew exactly what happened to Song. Her delicate form flashed before his eyes briefly, her ebony wings spread wide as if to catch her as she fell to the ground. His black swan. He nearly smiled, but he kept his composure. A soft, melancholy voice escaped his lips instead. "Lets... Not talk about that here." Miss Lotus sighed. "You're right." She raised her head, her eyes shifting over to Ichika. "I apologize for that. Would you care for some tea?" Jhin chuckled lightly. "Only if you let us pay for it," he said under his breath. Miss Lotus simply flicked her wrist, and a small vine descended down from the roof of the stand and tickled the back of Jhin's neck. He jumped, startled, before looking back at her. "Okay, okay. I get it," he said as he scratched the back of his neck before sighing.
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2019-03-24T11:08:50.769+0000) > > yee Ichika Hiramuki bowed again towards the old woman. "I see. I help some of the other families organise their stands, so maybe that's why. It is an honour to meet you too, Miss Lotus." Although Ichika initially a bit tense, Miss Lotus' warm demanour soon put the young woman at ease. She let herself relax, her shoulders dropping as she assumed a far more casual stance. At least, until Miss Lotus started mentioning dates. "D-Date?!" The woman yelled out loud, putting her hands to her mouth whilst her cheeks got a bright red flush over them. "Miss Lotus, I-I think you misunderstand. T-This isn't a d-date or anything like that. Danzo is just, e-erm, touring the festival with me! T-That's all! Isn't that right Danzo?" The maiden gulped heavily, staring at the man. Surely Danzo would tell her that this was all just a misunderstanding. This Miss Lotus was probably teasing them anyway, right? Or was she? Ichika gasped again, turning away. *W-What if this was completely serious? From what this Miss Lotus is saying, Danzo really did bring dates here. So what if this was supposed to be another one but he just didn't tell me?* *...Come on Ichika. That's daft. If you supposed to be on a date, why wouldn't Danzo just be up front about it? What's the point of a date if one of the people has no idea...?* The blush on Ichika's cheeks grew deeper as her mind ran off to ever more extreme tangents, but she otherwise kept her composure very well. It was only when the two started talking about Song that Ichika Hiramuki was snapped out of the land of wild speculations. "If she hadn't...?" Ichika blinked in confusion. "If she hadn't w-" The woman caught her own tongue before finishing the sentence. It was clearly a sensitive subject, so she had no business trying to pry into it further. Still, she couldn't help but start pondering on that too. Was this Song a lover of his? Perhaps one that had met some terrible demise? If she was an Ionian it was very likely she could have perished at the hands of the Noxians. Her train of thought was interrupted again, this time by Danzo himself. "Oh, it's quite alright. I would love some tea, thank you." Ichika giggled again at the continued antics of the two, looking around to see if there was anywhere to sit down. "So is this place a restaurant? Or some sort of tea shop?" ... "Thanks for stopping by. Have a great time at the rest of the festival, and all that." Yuuto Hiramuki waved off a pair of people who had just left the stall, both holding bowls of hot soup. He glanced up at his arm, noticing the stains from his earlier spill still on the sleeve. He sheepishly put said arm right back down, the other filling up more bowls with the warm food. Their arrangement had since degenerated into something that only vaguely resembled rows. "This is pretty easy. I have no idea what Ichika was getting worried over." Yuuto mumbled, losing himself to his thoughts momentarily. Why had he gotten so drunk yesterday? The reason eluded him by now. _Can't even remember what I annoyed her so much for. Pssh._ He shook his head, dropping the ladle into the bowl with a loud clatter. Yuuto sighed, leaning back and throwing himself into the chair he had dragged out to just behind the stall. The crowds of people were getting subtly but noticeably thinner now - it was that twilight period where the festival was beginning to lazily wind down. _I hope she's at least enjoying herself._ He wasn't 100% sure why he pushed for her to go with Danzo specifically so hard. There was no reason for him to even accept, and they only met that morning... But the guy just seemed well put together. Collected. Trustworthy. _Basically the sort of brother Ichika deserves. Instead, she's got you._ Yuuto instinctively reached down to pick up a bottle of alcohol. His hand found only the soft grass. He sighed heavily, gaze drifting around aimleslly until they settled on a pair of somewhat annoyed eyes looking down at him. "Is there anything being served here or what?" The mother of two pouted whilst her pair of children were making grabby hands at the bowls. _Oh._ "Yeah, of course. Sorry. Welcome to the Hiramuki stand, the name's Yuuto..."
Kalofinx (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000000100000000000000010000,timestamp=2019-01-27T10:50:35.292+0000) > > snip "I see. Again, you are welcome to stay for as long as you like although-" Ichika was cut off by Yuuto's hollering, giving an exasperated sigh. "...You know what? Fine. Knock yourself out for all I care. It's not like I need you or anything." She started servicing approaching customers, putting on a somewhat forced smile. Yuuto sighed, taking a swig from his flask whilst Asahi looked between the two before walking over to Ichika and hugging her legs. "Hey, Danzo..." The man turned towards Jhin with a slurred gaze. "You think I'm a- *hic* an asshole?" He looked back to Ichika, a pang of guilt shooting across his face. He looked down at his flask, swirling the alcohol around. "It's not like I MEANT for that to happen, ya know?" He looked back towards Jhin, muttering quietly enough so only the two of them could hear. "Like, I said it was just gonna be two drinks but then my friends just kept in insisting and I didn't want to be rude 'cause it ain't the Hiramuki way and whatnot. So you know, I thought it was gonna be fine! It's not like I wanted to end up flat on m'ass in god knows where." The festival went on, the Hiramuki stand getting a fair bit of attention now that there was someone to actually man it. Ichika's soup seemed to be as good as Yuuto claimed, with a steady stream of festival-goers arriving to get a bowl. Yuuto would idly drink with Jhin, exchanging small talk about the village and the festival. "So, how'd you find your way here Danzo?" The man asked, leaning in and giving the man a warm grin. He seemed to be sobering up now... Or at least not being as completely out of it as before. "You from around here, or do you travel?"
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000000000010000000000000001000000000007,timestamp=2019-03-12T05:21:52.879+0000) > > snip ((Got it)) The Ionian woman fell in step with Jhin, calling out to her brother. Fortunately, she did not turn around. "See you then, Yuuto. Good luck with the stall. Remember, a silver piece per bowl and-" "Y-Yeah, yeah, I got it. Danzo just drag her out of here she pops off or she'll never leave!" He called out, spreading his arms out over the food stand. Ichika just sighed, looking up at Danzo and nodding her head. "Let us go." The streets and groves of the village were well familiar to Ichika, but she had admittedly never heard of this Miss Lotus. Mayhaps it was because she never left the house too much - between tending to Asahi, sitting on the local council and pursuing her personal hobbies when she had the time, there was a lot to do in her little place of the world already. "I heard that we may have some people from out of Kanyuki setting up stands. It's always nice to see Ionians from the entire island coming together to share their food and traditions." She had her hands in front of her, skirt dangling just above the trodden dirt paths. She followed Jhin to a part of the festival she knew but didn't spend that much time in, so most of the faces here were unfamiliar to her. She was about to introduce herself to the elderly woman when she started bickering with Hanzo. Ichika took a step back, giggling to herself whilst she watched this carry on. With every moment, Jhin's impression of being a kind and selfless person grew. Ichika was well versed in courtesy and Ionian manners herself, so when the attention was focused onto her she took a deep bow in front of Miss Lotus. "Ichika Hiramuki, at your service. My family is running a stand in the town square." Rising up again, Ichika looked down at the woman with a quavering smile just barely covering up her amusement at the argument between her and "Danzo".
Kalofinx (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000000100000000000000010000,timestamp=2019-01-27T10:50:35.292+0000) > > snip "I see. Again, you are welcome to stay for as long as you like although-" Ichika was cut off by Yuuto's hollering, giving an exasperated sigh. "...You know what? Fine. Knock yourself out for all I care. It's not like I need you or anything." She started servicing approaching customers, putting on a somewhat forced smile. Yuuto sighed, taking a swig from his flask whilst Asahi looked between the two before walking over to Ichika and hugging her legs. "Hey, Danzo..." The man turned towards Jhin with a slurred gaze. "You think I'm a- *hic* an asshole?" He looked back to Ichika, a pang of guilt shooting across his face. He looked down at his flask, swirling the alcohol around. "It's not like I MEANT for that to happen, ya know?" He looked back towards Jhin, muttering quietly enough so only the two of them could hear. "Like, I said it was just gonna be two drinks but then my friends just kept in insisting and I didn't want to be rude 'cause it ain't the Hiramuki way and whatnot. So you know, I thought it was gonna be fine! It's not like I wanted to end up flat on m'ass in god knows where." The festival went on, the Hiramuki stand getting a fair bit of attention now that there was someone to actually man it. Ichika's soup seemed to be as good as Yuuto claimed, with a steady stream of festival-goers arriving to get a bowl. Yuuto would idly drink with Jhin, exchanging small talk about the village and the festival. "So, how'd you find your way here Danzo?" The man asked, leaning in and giving the man a warm grin. He seemed to be sobering up now... Or at least not being as completely out of it as before. "You from around here, or do you travel?"
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000000000010000000000000001000000000005,timestamp=2019-03-02T20:54:40.001+0000) > > snip The woman crossed her arms across her chest, looking away from Yuuto. To say that Ichika was smitten with Jhin would be an overstatement, but she found herself weirdly drawn to the traveller. He was kind, well-mannered, and to top it all off mysterious in an intriguing way - a deadly combination against someone who barely had the time to even consider men in such a way. Not to mention that with all the rush of helping organize the festival and her own stand, Ichika didn't actually get to experience much of it so far. She looked at him and then back towards Yuuto, frowning. Finally, she sighed and gave her brother a stern look. "If I come back and you're gone or you've brought your drunkard friends with you or I see so much as a bowl out of place, I swear..." Ichika took a deep breath, nodding towards Jhin. "I will go with you, Danzo. I-If that is still okay with you." She said, hands in front of her and staring right at him now. Right behind her, Yuuto rose his arms into the air with a wide grin and then shook his fists at Danzo as a gesture of triumpt. Unfortunately, he forgot her was still holding the ladle which flung up and knocked one of the bowls clean off the stand and splattered its' contents across the entire wooden surface. Yuuto silently cursed, looking around for something to wipe with. Finding nothing in the immediately vicinity, he pulled up his sleeve and started dabbing at the corners between bowls to try to clean up the soupy mess. "So, who exactly is this friend of yours? Someone from here, or another traveller like yourself?" Ichika asked Jhin, her head tilted to the side.
Kalofinx (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000000100000000000000010000,timestamp=2019-01-27T10:50:35.292+0000) > > snip "I see. Again, you are welcome to stay for as long as you like although-" Ichika was cut off by Yuuto's hollering, giving an exasperated sigh. "...You know what? Fine. Knock yourself out for all I care. It's not like I need you or anything." She started servicing approaching customers, putting on a somewhat forced smile. Yuuto sighed, taking a swig from his flask whilst Asahi looked between the two before walking over to Ichika and hugging her legs. "Hey, Danzo..." The man turned towards Jhin with a slurred gaze. "You think I'm a- *hic* an asshole?" He looked back to Ichika, a pang of guilt shooting across his face. He looked down at his flask, swirling the alcohol around. "It's not like I MEANT for that to happen, ya know?" He looked back towards Jhin, muttering quietly enough so only the two of them could hear. "Like, I said it was just gonna be two drinks but then my friends just kept in insisting and I didn't want to be rude 'cause it ain't the Hiramuki way and whatnot. So you know, I thought it was gonna be fine! It's not like I wanted to end up flat on m'ass in god knows where." The festival went on, the Hiramuki stand getting a fair bit of attention now that there was someone to actually man it. Ichika's soup seemed to be as good as Yuuto claimed, with a steady stream of festival-goers arriving to get a bowl. Yuuto would idly drink with Jhin, exchanging small talk about the village and the festival. "So, how'd you find your way here Danzo?" The man asked, leaning in and giving the man a warm grin. He seemed to be sobering up now... Or at least not being as completely out of it as before. "You from around here, or do you travel?"
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000000000010000000000000001000000000002,timestamp=2019-02-22T05:34:38.295+0000) > snip Yuuto Hiramuki waved Jhin off. "Thanks, but don't worry about it. Old times." His distant, serene look turned into a wide grin once Jhin expressed interest in gonig to the carnival with his sister. He slapped Jhin on the arm, getting up and walking over to his sister. "Then it's settled!" He reached around Ichika's shoulder, grabbing the ladle from the soup pot before she could reach for it again. The woman sighed, gesturing over to the bowls she had just filled. They were still in the perfectly ordered, rectangular structure that Ichika maintained throughout the entire day. "If you want to eat, just take one of the ones off the table." She then reached to grab the ladle, but Yuuto quickly yanked it away and swung his body around 180 degrees, positioning himself in front of the soup stand. Ichika raised an eyebrow. "Oh my. Is this Yuuto Hiramuki actually volunteering to do some work for once? I think my eyes must be deceiving me." A sting of venom laced the Ionian's words, and in response Yuuto stuck his tongue out at his sister. "Ha, ha. But yes." The man stood to attention all of a sudden, ladle held out in the palms of his hands. His eyes were closed, his brows furrowed as he spoke in a deep and serious tone."I, Yuuto Hiramuki, shall man the proud station of the Hiramuki House Soup Stand Manager, inheriting the sacred Ladle from the honourable Ichika Hiramuki..." Ichika sighed, shaking her head. However, a small smile was forming on her lips. "...So that she can go and spend a wonderful afternoon in the company of the gentlemen traveller Danzo." He finished, bowing deeply. Ichika stared at him, then looked back to Hanzo. If Jhin was perceptive enough, he have noticed the rose tint to the woman's cheeks. "Wait, what? You c-can't be serious! I'm staying here and keeping my eye on you!" Ichika near shouted, pointing her finger at Yuuto. The man threw his arms into the air. "Oh, come on! Didn't you say before how you needed me for this festival? I thought you would appreciate the break!" "Yes, but I can take a break right here! I don't need to romp off and leave you alone with m- our stand!" Ichika's voice broke here and there and Jhin would now catch the sound of her irregular, heavy breathing. "What's the problem with that? Don't you trust me with running a stupid *food stand* for a bit? How hard can that be?" "I wouldn't trust you to run ten feet down a hallway without tripping and falling on your face, you gods damned drunkard!" Ichika huffed, arms across her chest. Yuuto sighed, throwing his arm towards Jhin. "Look, Danzo already said he'd do it. Didn't you, Danzo?" Yuuto called out to the other man. This made Ichika turn towards him too, now sporting a visible blush. "D-Danzo! You a-agreed to this whole thing?" She asked.
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Future of the Compendium - VOTING PART 2
At the time of writing this it is the 22nd of February, 00:50 GMT and voting will now be closed. Once more, we shall wait on the forum mods to deliver the results before seeing how we will proceed forward.
Kalofinx (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000000100000000000000010000,timestamp=2019-01-27T10:50:35.292+0000) > > snip "I see. Again, you are welcome to stay for as long as you like although-" Ichika was cut off by Yuuto's hollering, giving an exasperated sigh. "...You know what? Fine. Knock yourself out for all I care. It's not like I need you or anything." She started servicing approaching customers, putting on a somewhat forced smile. Yuuto sighed, taking a swig from his flask whilst Asahi looked between the two before walking over to Ichika and hugging her legs. "Hey, Danzo..." The man turned towards Jhin with a slurred gaze. "You think I'm a- *hic* an asshole?" He looked back to Ichika, a pang of guilt shooting across his face. He looked down at his flask, swirling the alcohol around. "It's not like I MEANT for that to happen, ya know?" He looked back towards Jhin, muttering quietly enough so only the two of them could hear. "Like, I said it was just gonna be two drinks but then my friends just kept in insisting and I didn't want to be rude 'cause it ain't the Hiramuki way and whatnot. So you know, I thought it was gonna be fine! It's not like I wanted to end up flat on m'ass in god knows where." The festival went on, the Hiramuki stand getting a fair bit of attention now that there was someone to actually man it. Ichika's soup seemed to be as good as Yuuto claimed, with a steady stream of festival-goers arriving to get a bowl. Yuuto would idly drink with Jhin, exchanging small talk about the village and the festival. "So, how'd you find your way here Danzo?" The man asked, leaning in and giving the man a warm grin. He seemed to be sobering up now... Or at least not being as completely out of it as before. "You from around here, or do you travel?"
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000000000010000000000000001000000000000,timestamp=2019-02-09T03:53:42.938+0000) > > snip "Hrmmm... Yeah, you're right. I'm gonna go to Kan tomorrow and beat his ass for leaving me in the middle of nowhere." Yuuto stared down at his bottle, almost but not entirely convinced. His bottle was almost empty too, but unlike Jhin he didn't care much for conserving the contents - with one final swig, he downed the entire thing and then set it down to the side. "Give me yours once you're done too, Hanzo. They've got special crates around here to throw glass in." Ichika glanced at them every now and again, her gaze lingering on Jhin every time. The crowds continued to drift in and out as a soft breeze picked up, making Yuuto push down his hat tighter onto his head to prevent it from falling off. The young Asahi perked up all of a sudden, pointing his finger towards an elderly couple with another young boy making their way towards the stand. "Hayato! It's Hayato!" He laughed out loud whilst running over to them. Ichika grew a bright grin on her face as Yuuto turned to Jhin to explain. "Family friends. Asahi and that other young lad are almost inseparable." He smirked, leaning in with his arms on his knees. "Our family? Well... To be honest, Danzo, what you're seeing here is pretty much our entire family. Grandparents and up long since dead, and our dad went missing fighting in the war. Mom got the news when she was pregnant with Asahi there. When the time came, she gave birth to him one moment and was dead the next." He sighed heavily, leaning back in his chair. "So we kind of get by. Me, Ichika, and Asahi. To be honest, she basically runs this entire show." He tilted his head towards Ichika, who was currently engaged in pleasant conversation with the old couple. Asahi and the similarly-aged boy named Hayato were excitedly looking at some sort of box the latter was holding. "Not only does she run the entire house on her own, she's also involved in just about everything that happens around here. I'd say half of the reason this little stand is so popular is because most of the damned village knows who Ichika Hiramuki is." The elderly couple were starting to walk away now. They waved towards Yuuto, who in return politely bowed his head in their direction. Asahi waved to the three adults behind the stand before falling in step with his friend. "Kanna-sensei has agreed to take Asahi to the rest of the festival." She said to Yuuto, then returned to serving the customers. The man nodded, then pulled his chair up closer to Jhin. "Say, Danzo. How do you like my sister? I mean, not in *that* way... Although if you do like her in that way then I suppose it's fine, just-" He waved his arms in the air a bit. "Ah, blast i- What I'm trying to say is, er, theoretically, if the two of you were to able to go to the festival... You know, as the two of you, would you say no?"
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000000000010000000000000001,timestamp=2019-01-25T23:17:18.756+0000) Jhin raised his sake bottle for the toast before putting it to his lips and taking a rather big swig of it, which he instantly came to regret as it dropped him to a little less than half a bottle left. Though, he quickly shrugged it off, adopting Yuuto's optimistic "its always half full" state of mind. The word friendship echoed in his mind. If only he cared for such simple things. If only Yuuto knew Jhin's vision for he and his family's future. As the customers came and went, Jhin would often shift his azure gaze from the covering of the stall above to them. To him, they were all future works, each one a plain white canvas begging for color. Blocks of marble waiting to be chipped away into the perfect figure. They were all inspiring. Jhin had taken to tapping his foot and humming an aimless tune as he sipped his sake, this tune seeming more cheery than others. As Yuuto went over to the pot, Jhin's eyes shifted to the road. Some distance away, but not too far, he could make out Ichika's form heading toward them. To Yuuto's question regarding the soup, Jhin simply shrugged. "I think she would... If she knew. Your secret is safe with me." His cruelty showed in this moment, as he chose not to warn the man that his sister was almost there. The scene was rather boring, after all. It needed more drama. Though, Jhin's wish for drama came true sooner than expected as Yuuto spilled soup on himself. Along with that, he also spilled language more colorful than a Suzuma's plumage. Jhin's cruelty showed again as he let out light chuckles, though they quickly passed. Then, right on queue, Ichika stormed onto stage. This caused Jhin's smile to fade as he sat completely upright out of respect for her. Jhin watched as Ichika struck Yuuto not once, but twice, yelling nearly the entire time. Though his mild tipsiness made him much more easily amused than he normally is, his disciplined facial muscles kept him from smiling. Though, to Ichika's words, he offered a kind smile and a nod. "Its quite alright, my dear. I am not particularly hungry at the moment, but I'll be sure give your food a try later." Jhin then turned to address Yuuto. "I can stay, I suppose. I had no plans in particular for today, aside from perhaps reciting some poetry later on. Though, I may go wander around for a bit later. My hair could use some new flower petals, after all." Jhin then ran his fingers through his hair, causing the remainder of the pink petals and leaf litter to fall to the ground. His hair was quite messy now, though for the moment he didn't really care.
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000000100000000000000010000,timestamp=2019-01-27T10:50:35.292+0000) > > snip "I see. Again, you are welcome to stay for as long as you like although-" Ichika was cut off by Yuuto's hollering, giving an exasperated sigh. "...You know what? Fine. Knock yourself out for all I care. It's not like I need you or anything." She started servicing approaching customers, putting on a somewhat forced smile. Yuuto sighed, taking a swig from his flask whilst Asahi looked between the two before walking over to Ichika and hugging her legs. "Hey, Danzo..." The man turned towards Jhin with a slurred gaze. "You think I'm a- *hic* an asshole?" He looked back to Ichika, a pang of guilt shooting across his face. He looked down at his flask, swirling the alcohol around. "It's not like I MEANT for that to happen, ya know?" He looked back towards Jhin, muttering quietly enough so only the two of them could hear. "Like, I said it was just gonna be two drinks but then my friends just kept in insisting and I didn't want to be rude 'cause it ain't the Hiramuki way and whatnot. So you know, I thought it was gonna be fine! It's not like I wanted to end up flat on m'ass in god knows where." The festival went on, the Hiramuki stand getting a fair bit of attention now that there was someone to actually man it. Ichika's soup seemed to be as good as Yuuto claimed, with a steady stream of festival-goers arriving to get a bowl. Yuuto would idly drink with Jhin, exchanging small talk about the village and the festival. "So, how'd you find your way here Danzo?" The man asked, leaning in and giving the man a warm grin. He seemed to be sobering up now... Or at least not being as completely out of it as before. "You from around here, or do you travel?"
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Future of the Compendium - VOTING PART 2
I voted for option 2, for the same reason as blue mentioned.
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Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Future of the Compendium - VOTING
It is 00:33 GMT at the time of writing this post, and voting will now be closed. A mod should post the final total shortly, and the next course of action should take place within a couple of days.
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000000100000000,timestamp=2018-12-29T23:56:06.253+0000) Jhin stood up, brushing himself off four times. The petals on his shoulders had long since blown away, but some still remained in his hair. He watched as Yuuto stumbled, prepared to grab him if he were to fall, but he did not. Rather, he straightened himself out, fixing his hat and brushing off his clothes before offering his hand to Jhin and introducing himself. Jhin took Yuuto's hand with the same grip he would have on Whisper just before he's about to strike; Firm, yet gentle. Not enough to hurt. Just enough to feel the figure of the tool in his hand, and every detail gracing its pristine ivory surface. He smile at Yuuto and introduced himself, "Danzo Hiashi. It is a pleasure to finally meet you, Yuuto." Jhin released Yuuto's hand and watch him reach into his shirt, pulling out a flask of what Jhin could only assume was alcohol. He took a few swigs before returning the flask to his shirt and making the suggestion that they head back to town. He nodded in agreement, and the two headed on their way. As Yuuto went ahead of him, the familiar smell reached his nose yet again. Jhin turned towards the smell, and Miss Lotus's stand came into view again. A plate of dumplings had been placed out, still hot, just for him. As he wandered over to the stand, he noticed a small note next to the plate, but Miss Lotus was nowhere to be seen. The note read that this plate was for him only, and that there was no need for payment. Still, as Jhin took the plate, he left a few gold coins on the counter for her, as he had never been one to accept free food or drink from her. Jhin ate as he walked. After all, he hadn't eaten all day, and he had begun to feel rather lightheaded. Eventually, Yuuto came back into view, and he followed him to his family's stand. Jhin couldn't help but think back to his early days, where quiet and lonely farmsteads in the Zhyun countryside were painted brilliant shades of red, entire families systematically unified into a masterpiece. It was a simpler time, really, one that he looked back on fondly. Then, Yuuto offered him a bottle of sake. Jhin had never been one to partake in alcohol, as it dulled his senses and made him feel vulnerable. Still, he was on a vacation of sorts from his work, and he had no intention of performing at the moment. So, he gladly accepted the bottle from Yuuto and thanked him, taking a seat a few chairs down. He was, after all, still a stranger to these people, and had no intention of separating them. Even on stage, he wouldn't. Jhin removed the lid from the bottle, taking small sips. He wasn't aware of his limits, so he took care not to drink too much at once. As he sat there, his eyes shifted to his cane, the tip still scuffed and dirty. An almost disgusted sigh escaped his lips as he set his bottle down, retrieving his cane and a cleaning rag. At first, he was only going to clean the part that was dirty, but an itch told him he had to clean the entire thing. All of it was dirty. All of it needed to be cleaned. He started at the handle and trigger mechanism, as it was still a weapon that could be fired, though it was non-lethal, firing a shock wave that rendered the target immobile for a short time. He then moved down the length of the barrel with the rag, and then to the very tip. He did this 3 more times before he was satisfied with the cane's condition, letting out a content sight before placing the weapon precisely 4 inches away from him. He then picked his bottle back up and continued to sip the sake, leaning back a bit, clearly relaxed.
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=0006000000000000000000000001000000000000,timestamp=2019-01-06T22:50:26.926+0000) > > snip Yuuto raised his bottle into the air, grinning at Jhin. "Let's toast, Danzo! To a... *hic* Great new friendsship...!" He tilted his head back and started drinking deeply from the bottle, sprawled across his own chair. There were three set out behind the stand and customers were starting to approach the stand. Some of them saw that there wasn't anyone really manning it and then walked away, but others would try approaching the three guys behind the counter to attempt purchasing the soup on offer. The little kid ran behind Yuuto, who would turn a hazy eye towards the customers. "Sorryyy... Schop's closed fer now. Come back when my sister gets heree..." He slurred, waving them off and taking another swig of the bottle. The reactions from turned away customers ranged from exasperated understanding stemming from knowing Yuuto to a bewildered disgust. The man stood up at one point, looking into the large pot and taking a sniff. "Ichika's cooking. Mhmmm..." He looked back to Jhin. "Say, I ain't think that my sister would mind if you an' me have a small try eh?" He picked up the large wooden ladle, swirling it in the pot. "I mean hey, there's enough here to feed the whole damned village an' then some." He started lifting the ladle, now full with soup, up to his mouth when the little kid cut in. "Hey, Ichika said to not eat the soup! You can't do that Yato!" The man was startled and buzzed enough to make his hand shake and drop the hot soup all over himself, eliciting a string of flavourful swears from the man whilst the ladle dropped onto the floor. "OWW! At least warn me before you're gonna... Yell at me." He mumbled, bending down to pick up the ladle. "Owww... And it's not 'Yato', it's-" "YUUTO HIRAMUKI!" A cutting shout would attract the attention of both Asahi and Yuuto. The woman Jhin met earlier, Ichika, was standing in front of the stall with a bright red flush across her face thanks to a combination of anger and physcal exertion. She was breathing heavily, clutching her fan in a tightly curled fist. Yuuto froze for a moment, then straightened himself and chuckled awkwardly. "Sis! I just wanted to ask, how were things at the stall in my absence?" Ichika stormed over to him, picking up the ladle off the ground and giving her brother a good smack on the head. He yelped, clutching the top of his head with both hands. "Do you even KNOW how much time I spent looking for you? I even said it's the festival time so don't go around getting drunk because I'm going to need you but noooo, you of course just HAD to go and meet up and then wander off GODS know where. I had to leave Asahi on his own so I could go on a wild goose chase for you! "I mean, you didn't have t- OWWW!" Yuuto got smacked again, sighing heavily. "Fine, fine... I'm sorry. But hey, it's all good now. Right?" Ichika sighed heavily, cleaning the dirt off of the ladle and then dropping it back into the pot. She walked over to Asahi, patting the boy on the head. "You did a marvellous job guarding the stall, Asahi. Did it all go alright? Noone came to trouble you?" The boy shook his head and Ichika turned to Jhin, getting up and bowing politely. "Thank you for finding him, Danzo. I can't offer you much beyond my gratitude and a bowl of hot food, but feel free to stay with us for as long as you wish." "Yeah, Danzo! Stick around, we ain't done celebrating yet!" Yuuto hollered, picking his sake bottle back up off of the floor.
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000000100000000,timestamp=2018-12-29T23:56:06.253+0000) Jhin stood up, brushing himself off four times. The petals on his shoulders had long since blown away, but some still remained in his hair. He watched as Yuuto stumbled, prepared to grab him if he were to fall, but he did not. Rather, he straightened himself out, fixing his hat and brushing off his clothes before offering his hand to Jhin and introducing himself. Jhin took Yuuto's hand with the same grip he would have on Whisper just before he's about to strike; Firm, yet gentle. Not enough to hurt. Just enough to feel the figure of the tool in his hand, and every detail gracing its pristine ivory surface. He smile at Yuuto and introduced himself, "Danzo Hiashi. It is a pleasure to finally meet you, Yuuto." Jhin released Yuuto's hand and watch him reach into his shirt, pulling out a flask of what Jhin could only assume was alcohol. He took a few swigs before returning the flask to his shirt and making the suggestion that they head back to town. He nodded in agreement, and the two headed on their way. As Yuuto went ahead of him, the familiar smell reached his nose yet again. Jhin turned towards the smell, and Miss Lotus's stand came into view again. A plate of dumplings had been placed out, still hot, just for him. As he wandered over to the stand, he noticed a small note next to the plate, but Miss Lotus was nowhere to be seen. The note read that this plate was for him only, and that there was no need for payment. Still, as Jhin took the plate, he left a few gold coins on the counter for her, as he had never been one to accept free food or drink from her. Jhin ate as he walked. After all, he hadn't eaten all day, and he had begun to feel rather lightheaded. Eventually, Yuuto came back into view, and he followed him to his family's stand. Jhin couldn't help but think back to his early days, where quiet and lonely farmsteads in the Zhyun countryside were painted brilliant shades of red, entire families systematically unified into a masterpiece. It was a simpler time, really, one that he looked back on fondly. Then, Yuuto offered him a bottle of sake. Jhin had never been one to partake in alcohol, as it dulled his senses and made him feel vulnerable. Still, he was on a vacation of sorts from his work, and he had no intention of performing at the moment. So, he gladly accepted the bottle from Yuuto and thanked him, taking a seat a few chairs down. He was, after all, still a stranger to these people, and had no intention of separating them. Even on stage, he wouldn't. Jhin removed the lid from the bottle, taking small sips. He wasn't aware of his limits, so he took care not to drink too much at once. As he sat there, his eyes shifted to his cane, the tip still scuffed and dirty. An almost disgusted sigh escaped his lips as he set his bottle down, retrieving his cane and a cleaning rag. At first, he was only going to clean the part that was dirty, but an itch told him he had to clean the entire thing. All of it was dirty. All of it needed to be cleaned. He started at the handle and trigger mechanism, as it was still a weapon that could be fired, though it was non-lethal, firing a shock wave that rendered the target immobile for a short time. He then moved down the length of the barrel with the rag, and then to the very tip. He did this 3 more times before he was satisfied with the cane's condition, letting out a content sight before placing the weapon precisely 4 inches away from him. He then picked his bottle back up and continued to sip the sake, leaning back a bit, clearly relaxed.
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=0006000000000000000000000001000000000000,timestamp=2019-01-06T22:50:26.926+0000) > > snip ((Awfully sorry for the big delay I was in a spiral of work and awkward sleep schedules and other crap, will try to respond tomorrow at the latest.))
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Future of the Compendium - VOTING
Threw my own vote into the hat for option 1.
Rioter Comments
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=0006000000000000000000000001,timestamp=2018-12-07T02:26:09.366+0000) ((Yikes. This took a while, but there were more important things to attend to. That plus illness and general procrastination on my part, for the 1-2 hour window where my creativity is at its peak is often wasted on other things that are considerably less important than this. You have my apologies. ~~Also Jhin was embarrassed that he made such a stupid mistake, but lets not talk about that and risk getting shot.~~)) Jhin was, at first, mildly amused by the drunken man, so much so that his smile and light chuckle actually seemed real. However, it was quickly replaced by curiosity, raising his brow as he watch Yuuto confront the stone. "Up here," he said, not wanting the poor drunk to remain confused. Yuuto's words made Jhin even more curious. _Not supposed to..._ Jhin thought as he quickly leaned forward and glanced down at the back of the stone, seeing the inscriptions carved into it. _Oh._ His face began to turn a bit red as he realized his error. He quickly hopped off of the stone and into the grass, grabbing his cane after he landed. He briefly stood up to brush off the stone before kneeling back down. Jhin cleared his throat a bit and took a deep breath to clear his mind and body of the embarrassment before speaking. "You know, Yuuto, you had your friend quite worried. So worried, in fact, that she asked a complete stranger for help to locate you." He took a moment to examine Yuuto more closely. He was clearly intoxicated, or at the very least hungover. His appearance was rough and unkempt. It was clear that he might need a moment to put himself together and prepare to head back to the loud, crowded, and overstimulating festival crowds to locate Ichika. "We can head back whenever you are ready. I'm not sure where Ichika ended up, but she shouldn't be too hard to find."
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000000000010000,timestamp=2018-12-25T07:06:08.284+0000) > > snip ((It's fine)) Yuuto heavily picked himself up in the meantime, swaying back and forth and almost falling over again. He managed to stay on his feet, pulling his hat up a bit more and turning towards Jhin. Now that he was starting to have more coherent thoughts the man gave Khada Jhin a confused stare - at least, until the latter mentioned the name Ichika. "Oooooooh, Ishika sent ya?" Yuuto chucked to himself, wiping off stray bits of mud and dirt from his clothes. "Awww, she really does look our for me! What a darling." The man straightened his back and puffed his chest out, extending a hand towards Jhin. "Yuuto Hiramuki, at yer service." Whether or not he received a handshake, the man stretched out with a wide grin and thne dove his hand underneath his shirt. He produced a flask from it, shaking it around and inspecting the contents. "Half-full! Y'know... My ma always said... "The glass is always half-full!", or summat like that. I think it was shupposed to be about a good, mindset or whatnot?" Shrugging his shoulders, he pressed the bottle to his lips and took a deep swig. Most of the contents disappeared in a few good chugs, Yuuto shaking his head a little afterwards. "Aaahh. The best cure for a hangover - a good, solid drink." The man put the flask back behind his shirt and then nodded his head towards the village centre. "Let's get back to my dear sis, eh?" Despite his inebriation he started to move quite swiftly towards the festival, nimbly navigating the crowds once they had found themselves back in the thick of things. Jhin may have had a bit of difficulty keeping up with him but eventually Yuuto would lead the two of them to a soup stand positioned in one of the main areas of the festival. There was a young boy sitting behind the counter, and several bowls of soup lined up in neat rows on the stand. Next to the stand was a massive iron bowl, simmering with fresh food. "Yuuto! Yuuto, you're back!" The young boy waved cheerfully at the man, running up to give him a hug. Yuuto chucked heartily, ruffling his hair. "Heya, kid." He went behind the counter, throwing himself onto one of the chairs set out behind it and gesturing over to Jhin. "Welcome to our humble stand, friend! Ichika made some... Whatever it is. I'm sure she'll give ya a taste once she's back. For now..." He reached around to the floor, lifting up two bottles of what looked to be sake. "You in?"
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Current State of the Boards & Suggestions Moving Forward UPDATE: READ INSIDE
As I've mentioned before, I wanted to give this thread some time being pinned so that everyone knows what's going on and exactly what I have in mind. With that, I'm going to start making preparations to make an official voting thread. I've been advised that 3-way votes have historically went not so well so in the spirit of accomodating everyone I'll be trying to work out a 2-tiered vote of one variety or another. For the record, the three options that are currently on the ballot are - 1. Scrap the Compendium 2. Keep things as they are (no change) 3. Implement Sub-Boards for the two particular Barring some sudden circumstances, I'll probably have this up within a week or two - I think the community opinion is varied enough here to warrant an official vote on the matter. If anyone has matters to discuss I would encourage to keep that up until and even through the vote. I'm also available for any questions directed specifically at me (and I may pop in to give my weight to stuff being brought up here and there).
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000,timestamp=2018-11-26T01:28:05.166+0000) Jhin lowered his hand in favor of a bow, a more traditional and formal greeting. "It is a pleasure to meet you as well, Ichika." He watched her for a moment as she left before turning, his kind grin fading. His relaxing day had turned out to be anything but, and he wasn't particularly happy about it. The more people bumped into him, the more his irritation grew. He had never been fond of being touched, and it was beginning to show. The feeling of something hitting his leg set him off more than anything, though. He turned, a less than pleased look on his face. However, looking down and seeing that it was only a child, Jhin softened his expression, though this fact alone did not make him any less annoyed. Just as he was about to offer his hand to the child, the boy got up and disappeared into the crowd. _Hopefully his parents will teach him some manners,_ Jhin thought to himself. As he asked around the stalls, a familiar smell reached his nose. It was only then Jhin realized just how hungry he was. He had intended on eating as soon as he arrived, but Ichika had made him completely forget. He followed the smell to a stall that had seemingly grown out of the ground, being made up of raw trees and other plant life. Standing behind the counter, cooking away, was an old yet familiar face. "Miss Lotus. I wasn't expecting to see you here, but it is a delightful surprise nonetheless." Jhin said. Miss Lotus turned her head slightly, smiling as her eyes came to rest on Jhin. "Oh, hello Danzo. I'll be with you in a moment." Jhin watched as she made a batch of spiced tea. He couldn't help but notice how all the herbs she needed seem to grow nearly instantly from the stall around her. It was only then that Jhin realized just how remarkable Miss Lotus was. She was a wood weaver, and a skilled one at that. Lost in his new and exciting thoughts, he didn't even realize she was finished until she spoke to him. "Now, what would you like, deary?" Jhin gave her a kind smile. "I think I've visited you enough for you to remember my favorite dish. Unfortunately, though, that will have to wait." He paused for a moment, trying to remember the description Ichika gave him for Yuuto. "I am trying to help a young woman find her companion. Did you happen to see a man with brown hair, green eyes, and a damaged straw hat come through here?" Miss lotus also paused for a moment. "Oh yes, I do think I know who you're talking about. He purchased some of my sake before stumbling off down the road to the outskirts of town." Jhin widened his smile and bowed. "Alright then. Thank you, Miss Lotus. Do keep some dumplings warm for me, please." She nodded. "Of course, deary." Jhin wandered to the outskirts of town where it was much less crowded and much more quiet. It was there though that nature took back its hold. A breeze came by, and Jhin found himself with a face full of leaf litter. He sighed, clearly having had enough. He walked over to a nearby boulder, removing his cane from his belt and resting it against the stone's rough side. The top of the stone was much smoother and flatter, so Jhin sat up on top of it. He was about to begin meditating when he got the feeling that he wasn't alone. He turned to look behind him. He didn't see anyone right away, but they could be laying in the grass somewhere or against a tree. "Hello? Is that you, Yuuto?"
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-11-28T04:11:09.736+0000) > > snip The girl spent most of her time roaming around attempting to find her friend in the city square. On Jhin's part, the annoyances that he had to put up with would carry on for most of the way up until he made his way to the outskirts. Although there were still people here it was far less crowded that in the square where the bulk of the festival was happening - this area looked like it was populated mostly by others wanting to take a breather from the main event. There were a couple of people eating and some families having picnics on the grassy areas. The air was a bit more fresh here, partially due to the slightly stronger breeze here than back in the town square. The rock that Jhin sat on top of had some inscriptions on the back side - the one facing towards the trees and away from the village. A couple of people gave him weird glances but nothing beyond that. The rock was in about knee-deep grass so there wasn't much to see - or at least it seemed like it. Jhin's call initially went unanswered, but after a long while there was a loud groan from inside the large strands of green. "Wwwhhhhuuhhhh?" A ragged-looking figure slowly emerged from the grass, looking around with bloodshot eyes. His straw hat was tilted to the side, barely on top of his head. He turned around to the source of the call, staring at the rock for a long while. He eventually pointed his finger at the carved inscriptions in the rock. "Did... You call... Me?" He asked, blinking a couple of times. It took a moment to register that there was someone on top of the rock, Yuuto's head craning back and squinting as the sun hit his sensitive eyes. However, he eventually managed to piece together Jhin's existence and moved his finger up to point at him. "Y'know... Yah ain't... Ain't shupposed to... To sit on 'at..." He slurred out, only barely coherent or understandable.
Ask Kayn (NA)
: "People who do not like the idea" is a very vague concept. If those are guys you have talked to, perhaps they could come and explain why they dislike the idea?
> [{quoted}](name=Ask Kayn,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0034,timestamp=2018-12-02T02:54:29.040+0000) > > "People who do not like the idea" is a very vague concept. If those are guys you have talked to, perhaps they could come and explain why they dislike the idea? The concept of numbers/manpower has been brought up several times by me and others, and as far as I can tell is STILL unanswered. There's also the other issue I talked about regarding the vote specifically where Kaz's version of the vote gives favouritism towards the people who don't want things to change (I've mentioned that in previous posts).
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000000000000000,timestamp=2018-11-26T01:28:05.166+0000) Jhin lowered his hand in favor of a bow, a more traditional and formal greeting. "It is a pleasure to meet you as well, Ichika." He watched her for a moment as she left before turning, his kind grin fading. His relaxing day had turned out to be anything but, and he wasn't particularly happy about it. The more people bumped into him, the more his irritation grew. He had never been fond of being touched, and it was beginning to show. The feeling of something hitting his leg set him off more than anything, though. He turned, a less than pleased look on his face. However, looking down and seeing that it was only a child, Jhin softened his expression, though this fact alone did not make him any less annoyed. Just as he was about to offer his hand to the child, the boy got up and disappeared into the crowd. _Hopefully his parents will teach him some manners,_ Jhin thought to himself. As he asked around the stalls, a familiar smell reached his nose. It was only then Jhin realized just how hungry he was. He had intended on eating as soon as he arrived, but Ichika had made him completely forget. He followed the smell to a stall that had seemingly grown out of the ground, being made up of raw trees and other plant life. Standing behind the counter, cooking away, was an old yet familiar face. "Miss Lotus. I wasn't expecting to see you here, but it is a delightful surprise nonetheless." Jhin said. Miss Lotus turned her head slightly, smiling as her eyes came to rest on Jhin. "Oh, hello Danzo. I'll be with you in a moment." Jhin watched as she made a batch of spiced tea. He couldn't help but notice how all the herbs she needed seem to grow nearly instantly from the stall around her. It was only then that Jhin realized just how remarkable Miss Lotus was. She was a wood weaver, and a skilled one at that. Lost in his new and exciting thoughts, he didn't even realize she was finished until she spoke to him. "Now, what would you like, deary?" Jhin gave her a kind smile. "I think I've visited you enough for you to remember my favorite dish. Unfortunately, though, that will have to wait." He paused for a moment, trying to remember the description Ichika gave him for Yuuto. "I am trying to help a young woman find her companion. Did you happen to see a man with brown hair, green eyes, and a damaged straw hat come through here?" Miss lotus also paused for a moment. "Oh yes, I do think I know who you're talking about. He purchased some of my sake before stumbling off down the road to the outskirts of town." Jhin widened his smile and bowed. "Alright then. Thank you, Miss Lotus. Do keep some dumplings warm for me, please." She nodded. "Of course, deary." Jhin wandered to the outskirts of town where it was much less crowded and much more quiet. It was there though that nature took back its hold. A breeze came by, and Jhin found himself with a face full of leaf litter. He sighed, clearly having had enough. He walked over to a nearby boulder, removing his cane from his belt and resting it against the stone's rough side. The top of the stone was much smoother and flatter, so Jhin sat up on top of it. He was about to begin meditating when he got the feeling that he wasn't alone. He turned to look behind him. He didn't see anyone right away, but they could be laying in the grass somewhere or against a tree. "Hello? Is that you, Yuuto?"
((Sorry for the delay but I got hit with epic crunch time at uni, I should be able to reply to you by Thursday at the latest and then I can start going far more regularly)).
: I'm sorry. It was quite late when I typed all that so I probably missed a point or two. Hopefully I can address some concerns with this one. My intention was to include the removal of the Compendium and put it with the "One-World" section of the Sub-Boards where it would not interfere with everyone on the other board in any way. Champion claims and who plays them doesn't much matter at all if a section is "Free For All". However, something like the Compendium is required to keep tabs on things like who is who, who is taken etc, for a singular setting system, otherwise you wind up with three different Akali's or something, and that winds up hurting continuity, which is a big part of the One-World board idea. That doesn't matter for the "FFA" Board, so it would have no place there, and thus, effectively be eliminated from that equation. So, in essence, where it matters for the enjoyment of those wanting a removal of the compendium, it basically IS removed as far as their RPing goes. That was essentially my intention, and the compromise I had envisioned for those that want the Compendium (and by extension the one-RPer-per-champ rule) gone. I wasn't trying to eliminate an opinion, I was essentially trying to include it. I think I just failed to explain it correctly. That's why I said I thought this worked to accommodate everyone, despite it only being two options.
> [{quoted}](name=Ryugi Kazamaru,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0032,timestamp=2018-12-01T22:01:35.160+0000) > > snip Including the removal of the Compendium in the One-World section isn't really including it though, since as we've mentioned already there are people who do not like Sub-Boards but like the removal of the Compendium. Those people are removed from the vote entirely. On the flip side, the people who do not want change get to either choose whether they want Sub-Boards or not. That is not a fair representation for both groups and I do not see why we should not have two-tiered voting (either my way or Kiwi's) or a 3-way vote to let everyone get their fair say.
: The system was designed with 2 options in mind for changing rules, because it was desired for people to adequately discuss alternatives, compromises, and solutions to issues before the vote was started. In essence, the way it was meant was for things to boil down to "Choose between the old option, or this new option that a lot of people have talked about and worked together on to come to a workable replacement of the first option." The idea was to have everyone talk to each other and find something that worked BEFORE the vote went out. Anyway, that said, I'm in favor of the two options being "Things Stay the Same" vs "Sub-Boards to allow everyone to get what they want" I know that's a gross simplification, but that's the essence of it. And lemme be clear. I don't want to lose ANYONE due to a change in rules. As it's been stated before, this community has been dwindling for a while now, and I'd very much like whatever solution is decided upon to make as many people as possible happy so that we don't have people preparing to pack their bags and abandon ship when certain changes possibly happen. The biggest concern people seem to have is splitting things making the community even smaller. And I totally get that. I do, TRUST ME. But I think splitting the boards themselves to accommodate everyone's interests won't really split the community itself. After all, we still have one Discord server where everyone hangs out. Basically, by splitting things, the community won't lose anything it might have possibly lost due to the previously proposed changes, and has the added benefit of opening up more options for everyone in the community, as well as any possible new faces as well. That's why I see it as a Win-Win. The Boards would still offer the "One-World" thing that draws a lot of people to it from that aspect, and it would now ALSO draw in a lot of people who just wanna have fun playing champions and whatever else without regard for a lot of the red tape that goes on with the other side. No more would people have to give up on plots or stories because a champion is taken on the other Board, etc. Heck, maybe those other ideas INSPIRE people on the other side to do things also. This place, at the core, is a place where people come to tell stories with characters in a world they love (and maybe sometimes hate too, but mostly love). I see the split as taking one idea and turning it into two ideas, multiplying all the opportunities afforded in the community we have now by two, because we now have two sections to make things tailored to those experiences. As far as OC threads? I think they fit perfectly in the "Free For All" section. What possible harm could they cause there? None, really. Even Tumblr has "OC Blogs", and they'd fit perfectly in that kind of open atmosphere. The "Free For All" section would be a place for much more creativity above and beyond Riot's current Runeterra Universe. While the "One-World" would be much more locked down to cannon happenings and the like, just to preserve that "Riot feeling", just about anything could be done on the "Free For All" section, including continuous RPs, alternate worlds (Star Guardian, High School, PROJECT, etc) multiple plots, interconnected stories, the ONLY real difference is that the "One-World" section is far more regulated by things like the Compendium, post requirements, etc, because of how connected things are there. And maybe both share a "This should be based on League of Legends" clause, because this is the League Boards after all. In short, it gives both sides places to grow together and inspire one another. Changes one place don't HAVE to affect the other anymore, which means more happy people. And I don't think everyone on the "One-World" side would ONLY stick to that either, because, if Tumblr has taught me anything, it's that people LOVE their AU's and "Crack" RPs and just goofy stuff too. That's why I don't think you'll actually lose anyone if you split the boards. All you'll do is preserve the experience we already have, while simultaneously opening up a brand new world of possibilities with less restrictions at the same time.
> [{quoted}](name=Ryugi Kazamaru,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0030,timestamp=2018-12-01T11:00:18.404+0000) > > > Anyway, that said, I'm in favor of the two options being "Things Stay the Same" vs "Sub-Boards to allow everyone to get what they want" I hoped this wouldn't happen but I won't say I didn't expect it. First of all, "Sub-Boards to allow everyone to get what they want" is a falsehood in and of itself because I know people who DO NOT like the idea of Sub-Boards. So no, you are not pleasing everyone with this idea. Second and most importantly of all, this is a terrible proposal. There's no way to sugar coat it. I'll let you in on something, Kaz - the reason why I even proposed a three-way vote to begin with was because I was trying to accomodate all the big viewpoints - ALL of them. No change, Sub-Boards and total removal of the Compendium. That's why my first idea was also a tiered vote - keeping the 2-way voting but still letting sub-boards emerge if the community is split near evenly over whether to remove the Compendium or not. But both of my votes are trying to find SOME way to accomodate not only the two original options (Remove compendium or not) but also the new emerging Sub-Boards idea that was gaining traction with people around here. You haven't done that. Your vote is a straight "Sub-Boards or nothing". Unknowingly or not, your vote would effectively remove people who want to change the Champion RP rules from the process entirely. Despite the fact that it is, as we've seen, a pretty supported idea. Despite the fact that there are people who even prefer it OVER the sub-boards. It's fine on the other side - people who do not like sub-boards but also don't want to see change have the Stay the Same option. But people who don't like sub-boards but DO want to see change? You've pretty much given them the finger. What are THEY supposed to vote for? This is not compromise. This is giving two of the three main views their fair representation whilst forcing one of the groups to pick between the two things they don't want as much.
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So, this used to be a post responding to Script's up above. It was, I'd like to think, a pretty good post. It's gone now. I decided to get rid of it. Defending myself feels natural but I also realized that giving an insult-slinging, tantruming manchild more attention is just about the worst thing I could do. So I'm going to let that one and further ones slide (as I said before I would >>>>.>>>>) and focus on the people who actually deserve my time. As for the vote, I'm going to post-pone it for a little bit because I want some more time to include sub-boards in the vote. I'm mainly waiting to see what Kaz has to say about it, although from what I can see my 3-way vote idea already caught on at least some approval.
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Current State of the Boards & Suggestions Moving Forward UPDATE: READ INSIDE
Regarding the sub-board idea, it's not that I never took it into consideration - it's that it isn't the perfect "fix it all" solution that it's made out to be. Several people pointed out the issue with splitting an already small community in two (which, as far as I can see, you have yet to address). That being said, here's the counter suggestion(s). I realize there is support for a sub-board idea but there are also people who dislike it, as far as I can tell from both sides (since some would rather keep everything as it is). Therefore, I propose this - if the vote on whether or not to remove the champion system comes out to the rules-mandated majority to EITHER side (whether to remove the old system or keep it) then that is what we will accept as the rules going forward - whether it's to keep the one champ per player rule or scrap it. HOWEVER, if the Boards are split down this issue to the point where we're close to a 50/50 on it (as would be the case if neither side got 2/3rds) then we have a community split almost down the middle and can consider making a separate area for both groups. The other way this could be done is just having a 3-way vote but I have no idea how that would work regarding what percentage of the votes if required to accept that suggestion. Off the top of my head I'm thinking it could probably be done on a 50%+ basis with an elimination of the least popular option and a re-vote if nothing passes the threshold. I feel either of these suggestions would give a chance to the sub-board idea that's gaining traction whilst also considering the people who are behind the total change or not change at all.
: While I am in favor of allowing OC's to have their own threads, I am also immensely opposed to getting rid of the single champion rper rule as I've stated before. This is essentially reading to me as: person, sits in front of a nintendo console and a playstation: I want to play Mario Those opposed to getting rid of the rule: so turn the nintendo on and play Mario Person: But I want to play it on the playstation. Those: But- Person: _I WANT TO PLAY IT ON THE PLAYSTATION. THE CONTROLLER FEELS BETTER IN MY HANDS. _ I've already made my points earlier in this thread so I won't bore you by restating them. But our rules have done us well and they're in place for a reason. You have other platforms readily available to you to do exactly what you want (extra customization included) and yet you want to make _this_ platform identical to those. There are numerous other places to go that is exactly what you want, so why take away what makes this one different? So we tweak the greeter post so that it encourages other people who want to rp a champion that's taken to go to a different website for it. So we allow OC's to have their own hub threads. No harm done. But managing a forum layout like this one with dozens of champion multiples? It's going to get real hectic real fast. The moderators are not gonna have a good time with that. But that won't be your problem, will it? I'm not trying to be snippy or rude and I'm sorry if that's how I come off, but I've been here for years and I don't see any reason that the one champion rper rule needs to change because up until you brought it up, nobody really cared. And also, some of the people in favor of removing that rule have more or less stated that it doesn't affect them and have admitted to not really caring about it either way, so why do those 'votes' count? Anyway here's my two cents worth, so that's that I suppose.
> [{quoted}](name=SinisterNobility,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0027,timestamp=2018-11-27T23:33:53.270+0000) > > I don't see any reason that the one champion rper rule needs to change because up until you brought it up, nobody really cared. Er, they did. Just because you haven't seen anyone bring it up properly before doesn't mean that people never cared. Hell, some people cared about this for way longer than I did. Feel free to go and ask people like CFProxy and they'll tell you that they've supported this sort of thing for ages now. You know, it's entirely possible that people harbored these sentiments like I did but didn't have a platform to properly voice them until I made my thread. > [{quoted}](name=SinisterNobility,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0027,timestamp=2018-11-27T23:33:53.270+0000) > > And also, some of the people in favor of removing that rule have more or less stated that it doesn't affect them and have admitted to not really caring about it either way, so why do those 'votes' count? If they don't care about it either way, they won't vote. If they're not fussed either way but decide to cast their vote for one side or the other, they have the freedom to do that because that's how democratic voting works. Noone here gets to be the judge of whether or not someone is qualified to be allowed their say on the subject.
: So, once more, I will attempt to make a plea for the other side of the coin on this issue. Several people seem to think that the current champion RPers like being the only person to hold their champions because of some kind of pride. The truth is that it isn't about that at all. Most champion RPers don't see themselves as superior to anyone else, and it isn't that we don't think anyone else should be able to RP a champion either. Those beliefs are a misconception based around the real reason for why we all cling to this solo representation so ardently. The fact of the matter is this. The Boards currently offer a one-of-a-kind experience for RPing in the Runeterra Universe on the Internet, and that is a single, unified world. Several people who currently hold champions here have also played them elsewhere, myself included. For most, that place is Tumblr, or perhaps some other place, like a League Facebook Group, or a collection of Twitter RP accounts, or some other sort of thing. However, the only place that really offers a unified world where there is one version of a champion, one world for them to make their way and tell their stories, is here. Here, there is no competition for RP partners between different versions of your chosen champion. Here, you don't have to try and compete with another Ahri, Jinx, Riven, Katarina or Draven for chances at interaction, or get passed up because another RPer/writer for that champion is seen as better than you by the community. Here, your champion is never overshadowed by someone else, and you are allowed, as a result, to create bigger stories, have grander interactions and actually make an impact on the world in some way. The argument could be made that "Even if several people are RPing the same champion doesn't mean you can't also tell your own stories" and this is theoretically true. This sort of thing takes place on Tumblr all the time. People have "official" chosen RPers/representations for specific champions that they will interact with as their "only" representation of that character for "canon" purposes, and will usually ignore other people. There's no need to interact with the fifteen other Ahri blogs with varying degrees of lewd if only one fits your needs as an RPer to tell your story. And so, people get left out, left behind, and unavoidably, there are often multiple versions of a champion that just get ignored because people have their favorites already. But the Boards here eliminate all of that. Good or bad, if you have a champion here, you ARE that champion for the sake of RPing. And nowhere else really offers that kind of capability, or privilege. And trust me, most of us DO see it as that. Not a right, but an honor, to be that champion and character in a semi-official capacity. Most don't see it as some kind of superiority thing, we see it for what it is, a chance to be the only recognized version of a character that, elsewhere, can be so easily duplicated and represented that being them loses any real kind of meaning in the sea of copies. And that's what you're taking away by removing this section of the rules. You are taking away a unique opportunity across the Internet, and replacing it with something that is otherwise known as and provided by Tumblr. People might see us as being greedy and protective of our champions, selfishly keeping them to ourselves and denying everyone else the right to play them. And maybe part of that is true, but not for the reasons people seem to think. We're fighting to hold on to them so dearly because this is the only place where we ARE them. And because of that, we ARE trying to fight to hold on to something we desperately love and care about. And that thing is this experience. It's not about denying people opportunities, it's about keeping this unique experience. And that is why we wish and hope that this change doesn't happen, or at least whatever change comes to pass still provides us with some place to continue to enjoy the experience we all love and treasure. If that requires a Sub-Board dedicated to a single world, and another dedicated to Free-Play, then so be it. But please, please consider the true reasons why we hold to this so tightly.
> [{quoted}](name=Ryugi Kazamaru,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0026,timestamp=2018-11-27T20:59:47.470+0000) > > snip Pretty much all of these points I already addressed before so I'm just going to say this much - if you wish and hope for the change to not happen, then vote. I'm calling this in an official capacity because I put forward a suggestion and *other people agreed*. You can see it yourself in this thread. A lot of people on these boards, *Champion Roleplayers included*, do not like the way we currently do things. This vote is a chance for EVERYONE to make their stance clearly known so we can see where the community falls on the issue - and if that happens to be mostly on favour of getting rid of the old rules, then you cannot in good faith oppose that. By design of Rule 12, the change will only occur if a large majority of the voters support the proposition. It is by this principle that I feel justified in holding this vote - the principle that if change does happen, it's because the majority wanted it. At which point it doesn't matter what we're "taking away" or "replacing" (although again, I'm pretty sure I already covered this before) because it was something that the community *did not want*.
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Current State of the Boards & Suggestions Moving Forward UPDATE: READ INSIDE
After having another read through the comments and talking to some more people, I have gathered that there is a pretty significant amount of support for the abolishment of the one Champion per person rule. Because of this, I will be making an official voting thread as per Rule 12 of the Community Rules. >Amendments to these rules, as well as the addition of new rules, are possible by first suggesting a proposed change in an OOC Thread of some kind. After discussion with the community, a thread with a Public Poll should be made in order to vote for the change or amendment to the rules. A time limit of one week should be allowed for maximum Community turnout. Voting multiple times, even on smurfs, is strictly prohibited. The suggested rule or change must gain a 2/3rds majority (~66%) of the tallied votes or it will be dismissed. If the rule or change passes with a 2/3rds majority vote, after any issues with the poll have been ruled out, the change will then be adopted into the rules and treated as a part of this system. This thread specifically mentioned putting forward a suggestion along with a discussion and that suggestion resonated positively with a lot of people in this thread. Therefore, I find it fair to let people vote regarding a future for the boards. However, I understand that the intention of putting this to a vote was not stated in the OP so I will be giving a grace period of 1-2 weeks before making the thread and contacting the board mods to see if a more official announcement could be made.
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=000600000000,timestamp=2018-11-01T23:34:23.091+0000) Jhin widened his smile and gestured for the young woman to lead the way. As she turned her back, though, his smile faded slightly. _What have I gotten myself into..._ he thought to himself, wondering if this was such a good idea after all. As they walked, Jhin scanned the crowds for the man named Yuuto the woman was searching for. While her yelling his name was mildly irritating, Jhin kept his composer, focusing his attention on searching for the man. He made sure to keep his eyes low, checking under stalls whenever the ever-present foot traffic thinned out enough to permit it. Occasionally, the ruder patrons would bump into him, knocking flower petals loose from his hair and clothing. Every time someone shoved past him, he brushed himself off four times, taking care not to remove the petals from his hair and shoulders. He was even forced to clip his cane to his belt, not wanting to risk it getting dirty or damaged in the crowd. Even then, he noticed a few scuffs on the tip of it. He let out an irritated sigh and made a mental note to attend to it later. However, even through all of this, Jhin still managed to sneak peaks at his inspiration as she walked ahead of him. He noted the way she carried herself through the crowd; Determined, yet vexed, her body trembling every so often out of fear for her companion's safety. He also noted the curves and shape of her body, trying to imagine the form she would take. Yet, it eluded him. Still, resisting his urge to act was hard, but he managed. He had the habit of running into the same people more than once, and he held onto the hope that she would be one of the lucky ones. As they came to a stop, the woman turned to address Jhin, suggesting that they split up. He nodded in agreement to the idea, hoping that more time alone would help him see the beauty in her. "I'll see what I can find out," he said. He turned, took a few steps, then stopped. He turned to face the woman again. "Pardon me, my dear, but I don't believe I ever caught your name." He took a few steps toward her before extending his hand. "Danzo Hiashi. I do hope that my assistance proves useful in finding your friend."
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=0006000000000000,timestamp=2018-11-15T04:58:30.437+0000) > > Jhin widened his smile and gestured for the young woman to lead the way. As she turned her back, though, his smile faded slightly. _What have I gotten myself into..._ he thought to himself, wondering if this was such a good idea after all. > > As they walked, Jhin scanned the crowds for the man named Yuuto the woman was searching for. While her yelling his name was mildly irritating, Jhin kept his composer, focusing his attention on searching for the man. He made sure to keep his eyes low, checking under stalls whenever the ever-present foot traffic thinned out enough to permit it. Occasionally, the ruder patrons would bump into him, knocking flower petals loose from his hair and clothing. Every time someone shoved past him, he brushed himself off four times, taking care not to remove the petals from his hair and shoulders. He was even forced to clip his cane to his belt, not wanting to risk it getting dirty or damaged in the crowd. Even then, he noticed a few scuffs on the tip of it. He let out an irritated sigh and made a mental note to attend to it later. > > However, even through all of this, Jhin still managed to sneak peaks at his inspiration as she walked ahead of him. He noted the way she carried herself through the crowd; Determined, yet vexed, her body trembling every so often out of fear for her companion's safety. He also noted the curves and shape of her body, trying to imagine the form she would take. Yet, it eluded him. Still, resisting his urge to act was hard, but he managed. He had the habit of running into the same people more than once, and he held onto the hope that she would be one of the lucky ones. > > As they came to a stop, the woman turned to address Jhin, suggesting that they split up. He nodded in agreement to the idea, hoping that more time alone would help him see the beauty in her. "I'll see what I can find out," he said. He turned, took a few steps, then stopped. He turned to face the woman again. "Pardon me, my dear, but I don't believe I ever caught your name." He took a few steps toward her before extending his hand. "Danzo Hiashi. I do hope that my assistance proves useful in finding your friend." Ichika's form was hard to distinguish mostly because of the thick clothing covering her body... Which is probably not what Jhin meant at all, but there it was. She carried at least a bit of respect amongst the villagers thanks to her active commitment within the community during several events such as this one and her generally friendly attitude. She'd stop momentarily once Jhin asked her for her name, nodding her head with a grin. "Oh, of course! My apologies. I'm Ichika. Ichika Hiramuki. NIce to meet you, Danzo! Thank you again for your assistance." She bowed politely before leaving to search for her lost friend, still oblivious to Jhin's true identity or motivation. The woman disappeared in the crowds shortly, leaving the Virtuoso completely alone amongst the mass of Ionians. His earlier scan across the area wouldn't bring up much of use, leaving him to either head in another direction to Ichika and looking around or asking some of the locals. There were stalls with food and games around the square that Jhin could visit, and beyond them the various greenery that the village was built around and a scattering of houses. Perhaps Yuuto was found somewhere beyond the festival grounds. People would bump into Jhin continually, muttering small apologies or excuses. At one point a small child would run right into his leg, falling over onto his back and looking up at him with a hint of fear. The kid would scamper away towards his mother almost immediately after that. The wind started picking up a bit, a few stray leaves from the nearby trees wafting in the breeze. One of them hit Jhin directly in the face/mask, obscuring a bit of his vision.
: > [{quoted}](name=Krizonar,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=00210000,timestamp=2018-11-06T00:30:09.398+0000) > > I'm not sure looking at views is a particularly good way to gauge interest in RPing here. My Karthus thread has huge number of views, owing largely to being one of the oldest here. Currently my only visitor is our absolutely precious Zoe, and it's long been noted that some champs don't get much attention since they aren't popular. However, I don't think it's much of an outlier, since my Kindred thread has a large number of views for being less than a year old, and yet has only been voted on three times and hasn't been visited in character for months. > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0022,timestamp=2018-11-06T00:42:14.835+0000) > This is something that I don't see much of, partially due to the fact that I've pretty much been the only Karthus this board has ever had. I don't even think it's all that much of an issue, and I also don't think having a unified and consistent story is really part of the reason for the one champion rule. Frankly, we don't have much of a continuous and unified story from Riot at the moment, why should we expect the RP boards to have it? I've also never really thought of OCs actually having the ability to really mark Runeterra the way champions can. They don't have a place in the official lore. Neither do those of us who RP champions. We can play around with their personalities and use headcanons a bit, but we can't really go outside the lines Riot has drawn for us. Board canon isn't really canon. It never has been, and likely never will be. >This idea can be propagated throughout pretty much every other worldbuilding idea - long-term story arcs? You can RP them with a specific set of people whilst bringing in anyone who would be on board with it AND maintaining other RPs elsewhere should you wish. War threads/Harrowing threads/whatever? You can restrict those particular threads to "Only one champion please" because control over your own thread is explicitly allowed so you don't have 3 Dariuses steamrolling through the Demacian frontlines. Et cetera, et cetera. Again, this is possible under our current rules. You're trying to fix something here that isn't broken. At risk of sounding like a broken record, we have a real issue of having a low population, but it isn't connected to the rules we have.
> [{quoted}](name=AskKarthus,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=002100000000,timestamp=2018-11-06T01:32:20.852+0000) > > Snip I don't think you quite understood the point of that post. I'm not trying to "fix" the issue of a unified world, I'm explaining that Roleplays would for the most part remain just as consistent under the system I proposed as currently - and the reason I'm doing it is because it's a massive concern/talking point amongst the people opposed to my proposition. Since this is a discussion, I wanted to show how I feel that issue would be resolved and see if people agree with my interpretation. On that note though - if having a unified world/story ISN'T the reason why we have a One Champion Rule, then what is? The "we don't want chaos on the boards" argument goes sort of hand in hand with unified world argument so are there any other reasons I didn't address already?
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Current State of the Boards & Suggestions Moving Forward UPDATE: READ INSIDE
ゴ ゴ ゴ THIS MUST BE THE WORK OF AN ENEMY DOUBLE POST ゴ ゴ ゴ Throwing this out separately (or not because shen'd by Kriz) because it's kinda important, was brewing on my mind for a while and I just now found the right words to say it (sorry if it's a bit of a rambling mess): Regarding the idea that the One RPer per Champion rule helps with having a unified and cohesive world - I was actually super on board with this a good, two or three years ago? It made sense to me back then that you can have your character make a mark in the RPing world and it would be something permanent that would be remembered! Cool! However, as time went and I got more experience with RPing under this system under my belt I realized this idea only really exists on paper. Let me explain. As far as I recall when Champions change hands, the new RPer has completely liberty over whether RPs/interactions with other people are still valid or not. This means the "cohesive story world" isn't actually as cohesive because your interactions with champions only go as far as that particular person goes. If the new RPer decides they want to start off as a blank slate, your interactions and stories with that Champion are either: Null and void as far as Board canon is concerned, which means the unified and persevering story isn't actually that persevering. Allowed to exist for the other party involved, but the current Champion RPer has no obligation to act like they ever happened - which is literally breaking Canon cohesion in and of itself. So that's sort of an issue in and of itself - but let's consider further what happens when a Champion changes hands. Generally, the interactions that the Champion had with other Roleplayers will fall into two different categories: 1. They will be disregarded by the new Champion RPer - which leads into the issues I've talked about above. 2. They will be carried on by the new Champion RPer, meaning everyone else gets to keep their worldbuilding and other fun stuff without having that weird disconnect where their former interactions exist but not really. The important thing here, however, is that the suggestion I proposed *accounts for and accomodates both of these scenarios.* Let's consider each one in turn: 1. This scenario is no different than an OC establishing being Jax's drinking buddy, then going over to another Jax and having that previous bit being null and void because "It was that Jax, and not me". Thing is, this exact sort of thing happens when a Champion changes hands under Scenario 1. Your interactions are at best sent to this weird limbo where you can talk about them but they won't be acknowledged by the Champ themself and at worst completely erased - which is arguably WORSE than the multichampion situation, because in the multichampion world you at least have that one Jax who still carries your interactions forward. Under the system I proposed you can literally just elect to roleplay with one particular RPer of a Champion and retain the same level of interaction cohesiveness as under what we have right now - with the difference being that stories and interactions with Champions are way more free so other people can write their own stories too. 2. This is basically the same deal as Scenario 1, except the other Jax goes "Oh, you had a drinking buddy thing with another guy? Sure, I can do that" and everyone is on their merry way. The world Canon maintains cohesiveness because your interaction is being acknowledged by both the Jaxes - and if you do an RP where you become the second Jax's sparring buddy and the first goes "Yeah, I can roll with it" then the world again remains cohesive but the OC RPer did two cool things instead of one. This idea can be propagated throughout pretty much every other worldbuilding idea - long-term story arcs? You can RP them with a specific set of people whilst bringing in anyone who would be on board with it AND maintaining other RPs elsewhere should you wish. War threads/Harrowing threads/whatever? You can restrict those particular threads to "Only one champion please" because control over your own thread is explicitly allowed so you don't have 3 Dariuses steamrolling through the Demacian frontlines. Et cetera, et cetera.
Kalofinx (EUW)
: On the Current State of the Boards & Suggestions Moving Forward UPDATE: READ INSIDE
Been kinda sorta busy with work but here's a couple of additional thoughts from my own pondering and talking to other people: > [{quoted}](name=Ryugi Kazamaru,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=001e,timestamp=2018-11-02T00:55:22.101+0000) > snip Sub-Boards: Worth considering. It works as being a midway point between what the two sides want but I would not go as far as to say it's literally the solution to fix everyone's problems - since we are in decline, I don't really think splitting the community in two is a particularly smart idea. And BEFORE you slam that Reply button to call me out for my apparent blatant hypocrisy - no, this is not the same as changing the rules to what I suggested. I understand that some of the most stalwart supporters of the current system might leave, but people by and large adapt to and accept new rules instead of just ditching outright - if that wasn't the case, most of us arguing for this new system would have fucked off by now. This is further solidified by the fact that as I've said before, not much changes for the current Champions' RPs under the new system so there's little reason for anyone to leave (well, I actually know exactly why some people would leave but let's not go down that path). Ultimately, whilst I think there's merit to this idea I think it would be better to have some sort of vote on the Compendium and see where the community as a whole stands before splitting us in two. As a final note on this, I'm not the only one who shares my sentiment regarding sub-boards. > [{quoted}](name=LuciousLamia,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=001f,timestamp=2018-11-02T09:17:20.985+0000) >snap I don't think I've ever denied the Boards having other issues, but I do not believe they're to blame for the decline happening *right now*. Yes, the forum move/privacy hurt us but we've had a while since then and our activity has pretty much went downhill. Same thing can be said about the lore retcon, except it happened even further back. Really, most of this stuff has happened so far back that there isn't much reason for be to believe it's still causing is to decline in activity. To be frank, I'm not really going to consider "League is dying" a point because people have been saying League is dying for the last 3-4 years and I don't really buy into it. Even with declining popularity this is still one of the most widespread F2P's on the market. Besides, just to reiterate what I've said before - from what I've been told by the mods, we're visited way more than we were in the past, people just aren't engaging with us. Also, whilst I did say that the Boards are dying and we should do something about this I was never under the impression that I'm bringing about a big sweeping change that will suddenly bring the Boards back to our former glory. I fully realize this isn't going to bring about instant effects but I think it is at least a positive change to become more open to people, and something a lot of others seem to agree with. > [{quoted}](name=Krizonar,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=002000010000,timestamp=2018-11-03T23:42:41.250+0000) > snep Regarding the compulsory Ask Threads, I think this sort of points out another flaw with the current system - The main way to play a champion on our boards involves putting yourself out to pretty much anyone who wants it. There's no wiggle room for doing one thread with a champion or just exploring a weird idea, we have a single format that you HAVE to abide by. Using yours truly as an example, this is something that has literally put people off of RPing more.
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=001a000000000000,timestamp=2018-11-01T23:46:34.970+0000) > > So you're complaining that I won't compromise with you but when I ask you to give me something to compromise with... You refuse on the grounds that I'm not going to compromise with you. > > Yeah, alright then. Guess I'm just not logical or reasonable enough to grasp this superior train of thought. I'm not complaining about you, I'm reaffirming what you've already made clear. Otherwise, why would you have ever made this thread where the biggest point is getting rid of tools and a system that have been in place since the inception of the forum we have taken part in for years? Even now you are giving absolutely no indication that you'll ever try to meet in the middle, so how do you expect me to reason with you otherwise? I do want to work things out, to give you guys enough of the sort of change you are demanding while also retaining some semblance of what has already been in operation. But instead, you want to write everything off as "this thing is bad because I say it's bad and it needs to be deleted immediately." I actually have some offers to make, little quality of life changes that I know would improve the board's situation, but you won't care. The fact that you made light of my suggestion of loosening the champion rules just shows how unflappable you are. Can you prove otherwise?
> [{quoted}](name=AsktheDefender,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=001a0000000000000000,timestamp=2018-11-01T23:54:24.133+0000) > > Can you prove otherwise? No because at this point, I don't think I'll even bother anymore. I have tried to approach you with respect and consideration even after you called me a "jerk" and implied that I've ruined everyone's fun and I'm just trying to cause a ruckus. I have tried to get you to talk to me and give me something to work with but you straight up refused. Now you've basically admitted you don't see me as reasonable enough to actually share your ideas so what the fuck do you expect me to do? You can't have a conversation if one side thinks the other isn't worthy of it to begin with. I'm not about to start bending over backwards to """prove""" anything because a reasonable discussion *with compromise* requires effort from both sides - it is as much up to you to approach me as a reasonable and well-meaning person as it is up to me to listen and accept any countersuggestions you may have. You refuse to give me that courtesy because despite your calls for compromise you already made up your mind about me and it doesn't look like that will change. I can't **make** you sit down and talk to me so I'm not going to bother. This will likely be the last response I do to you. I don't see why I should continue giving the time of day to someone who wrote me off from the very start. I'm still open to discussion with everyone else regarding suggestions and whatnot (I did notice a lot of people agree that OCs at least should get more rights on the boards so that may be a good entry point).
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=001a0000,timestamp=2018-11-01T22:58:31.205+0000) > > Who's shooting down impressions? Who's ignoring potential propositions and compromises? I haven't seen many alternate suggestions and I only really responded to people's qualms against my suggestion in what I'd like to think is a fairly reasonable manner. Am I not allowed to present counterarguments to people's claims now? > > Oh and because I know it's you Script, I literally asked you for alternate solutions to this problem after you demanded that I try to compromise. As far as I can tell you have yet to answer to that. How about you offer me something beyond vague statements of "let's loosen the rules" to compromise with before claiming that I'm shooting everyone down? I am trying to avoid posting anything that could remotely resemble a personal attack, as such I can only say that there is a clear difference between making counterarguments and refusing to see a middle-ground of any sort. I'll admit that I may have missed a bit of your last post, but it's hard for me to consider you an actual being of logic and reason given the premise of this thread you made. Also, and I don't mean this in any way of insult or offense, but I kinda don't see the point in offering any bargaining chips to someone that I don't believe will ever actually seriously consider anything out of their own purposes. There isn't any guarantee that you'll actually listen or regard anything I have to say with anything more than the harshest of skepticism, just by virtue of who I am and how poor my reputation is (granted, of my own doing but still).
> [{quoted}](name=AsktheDefender,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=001a00000000,timestamp=2018-11-01T23:44:51.276+0000) > > I am trying to avoid posting anything that could remotely resemble a personal attack, as such I can only say that there is a clear difference between making counterarguments and refusing to see a middle-ground of any sort. I'll admit that I may have missed a bit of your last post, but it's hard for me to consider you an actual being of logic and reason given the premise of this thread you made. > > Also, and I don't mean this in any way of insult or offense, but I kinda don't see the point in offering any bargaining chips to someone that I don't believe will ever actually seriously consider anything out of their own purposes. There isn't any guarantee that you'll actually listen or regard anything I have to say with anything more than the harshest of skepticism, just by virtue of who I am and how poor my reputation is (granted, of my own doing but still). So you're complaining that I won't compromise with you but when I ask you to give me something to compromise with... You refuse on the grounds that I'm not going to compromise with you. Yeah, alright then. Guess I'm just not logical or reasonable enough to grasp this superior train of thought.
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=0006,timestamp=2018-10-31T02:06:47.104+0000) ((Hello. Just a quick note here, but you probably wouldn't know if you saw Jhin. The only ones who may be able to pick him out from a crowd are Zed and Shen, and even then he has the habit of disappearing rather quickly.)) As Jhin drew closer, the sounds and smells of nature faded away, their place taken by sounds of laughter and the smells of food. He continued to hum his tune, changing it slightly as the anticipation and excitement grew within him. While nothing would bring him more joy than his art, being free from the Cabal's strings, even if for a day, made him happy. However, his tune was cut short, as a woman's voice pierced his thoughts and, sadly, brought him back to reality. He wondered how long she had been there, as he wasn't exactly paying attention. Holding back and irritated sigh, he put on a polite smile and turned to look at her, his ocean blue eyes seeming to scan her briefly before making direct eye contact. He listened to her words and watched her movements carefully. She was looking for someone, someone that surprisingly failed to catch Jhin's attention. "No, I don't believe I saw him," he said, pausing for a moment. "I have the habit of getting lost in my thoughts rather easily while in the presence of nature." He stood there for a moment, his gaze falling to the ground as he tapped his cane four times, thinking. He had no real reason to help her. The only reason he would agree to such a thing would be to get her alone, but even then, any performance would have to be put on hold. He had no plans to perform, after all. All he wanted to do was relax. Then again, it would be rather rude not to help, and it would give him more time to admire his future inspiration. Realizing that he had been silent for a bit to long, Jhin returned his gaze to the girl. "I could help you look for him, if you'd like. I am in no rush to attend the festival."
> [{quoted}](name=4 Step Cadence,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=0k9HaoEJ,comment-id=00060000,timestamp=2018-10-31T03:16:13.022+0000) > > snip ((Understood!)) The young girl was completely oblivious to Jhin's initial lack of attention, continuing to talk and then listening politely for his response. She grinned widenly and bowed in front of him after he agreed to help. "Really? Thank you, sir! Please, follow me!" She led him back towards the village, figuring that they could do another circle around the festival and see if the man picked up on anything she might have overlooked. "I mostly checked this area but I may have missed something. Please, keep an eye out for someone walking around drunkenly or... Being asleep under a bush or something. Yuuto, er, likes his sake." She sighed heavily, leading Jhin through the thickening crowds of people. She was looking more worried by the minute, a scowl painted on her face as she resorted to shouting every now and again. "Yuuto? Yuuuuuuuto!" Her voice barely carried over the background noise of the crowds as the two entered the main area of the festival again. She looked left and right, turning towards Khada Jhin. People would push past them on their way to the several stalls set up around the area, the smell of warm food carried through on the soft breeze. "Perhaps it would be a better idea if we split up? I think I know where he may be, but it's a bit out of the way. Would you mind checking over the stall owners and seeing if he visited any of them recently?"
: Sigh. Okay, I was gonna write up a whole big wall of text but decided it wasn't worth the effort. Instead, I would like to ask: Kalofinx. CFProxy. Do you actually care about what people think or is this thread just an excuse to raise a fuss just like so many others before it? So far, all you two have done is shoot down different impressions and completely ignore potential propositions and compromises that do not align with your personal preference - that is, the removal of the Compendium and abolition of Champion RP. I mean no offense or insult, and I am actually trying to be totally mature and respectful about this, but is there any way you guys will actually accept any offered change that isn't what you have in mind?
> [{quoted}](name=AsktheDefender,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=001a,timestamp=2018-11-01T22:38:06.151+0000) > > Sigh. > > Okay, I was gonna write up a whole big wall of text but decided it wasn't worth the effort. Instead, I would like to ask: > > Kalofinx. CFProxy. Do you actually care about what people think or is this thread just an excuse to raise a fuss just like so many others before it? So far, all you two have done is shoot down different impressions and completely ignore potential propositions and compromises that do not align with your personal preference - that is, the removal of the Compendium and abolition of Champion RP. > > I mean no offense or insult, and I am actually trying to be totally mature and respectful about this, but is there any way you guys will actually accept any offered change that isn't what you have in mind? Who's shooting down impressions? Who's ignoring potential propositions and compromises? I haven't seen many alternate suggestions and I only really responded to people's qualms against my suggestion in what I'd like to think is a fairly reasonable manner. Am I not allowed to present counterarguments to people's claims now? Oh and because I know it's you Script, I literally asked you for alternate solutions to this problem after you demanded that I try to compromise. As far as I can tell you have yet to answer to that. How about you offer me something beyond vague statements of "let's loosen the rules" to compromise with before claiming that I'm shooting everyone down?
: Kanyuki Flower Festival (Open-RP)
((25 days? Oof. Sorry for falling off the face of the Earth but if you're still around I can somewhat regularly post in here.)) The young woman traversing the festival was starting to get worried now. She was sure she scoured the entire area and still, Yuuto was nowhere to be found. It was most likely that he was just sleeping off a hangover behind some bush, but a small part of Ichika couldn't help thinking that he fell into a well, ran his mouth at the wrong people or - worst of all - drunkenly wandered out of the village. Considering he was gone all morning and noone seems to have seen him, she was starting to presume the worst. "Maybe he ran into a Noxian patrol." She muttered to herself. "Damn it, Yuuto..." Standing at the gates to the village, she peeked left and right through the incoming crowds. Clearing her throat, the woman would step up towards the first person she saw - and who also happened to be the famed "performance artist" Khada Jhin. Curiously, Ichika did not recognize him just yet. "Excuse me, sir." She said politely, waving her hand at him. "Sorry to interrupt but did you happen to see a young man on your way here? Around this height, brown hair, green eyes, little beard... Probably drunk. Wears a straw hat with a large hole in the side?" She told Yuuto to get that thing fixed but he refused every time, claiming that the worn look made it "cool".
: So, basically, the way I see it is that the only real course of action is to reduce the number of limitations on Champion roleplaying. The answer should NEVER be to completely abolish an entire system that has been keeping order and structure alive on a platform where chaos and confusion is otherwise easy to sow. **My suggestion is this: Do not shut down the Compendium (unless you guys just really don't want to maintain it anymore, in which case let's just appoint a new Keeper and Janitors). Do not abolish Champion roleplaying/threads. Simply revise the current set of rules to accommodate for the sorts of resolutions and changes that you want to place in order to make our RP forum more appealing.** There is absolutely no reason to turn the official League of Legends Roleplaying Board into Tumblr 2: Electric Boogaloo. Hell, our community is one of the reasons that the Boards even have the *chronological* post-viewing format (I should emphasize that it's the sole format that the Roleplaying Board itself can even use, as it was important for the purposes of tracking our roleplaying posts). The anti-Compendium-and-Champion-RP ultimatum is nothing more than an attempt by those that have ruined the fun for everyone to waive all responsibility. If you truly care about this forum, about this community, then work towards a compromise. **And actually try to listen to me for once, as I have accurately predicted all of these problems you are bringing up which I also suggested alternatives to prevent it from getting out of hand.** ________ #AGAIN, LET'S REVISE THE CHAMPION RP RULES AND ATTEMPT TO REACH A STATE WHERE EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT AND BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE RP BOARD
> [{quoted}](name=Ask the Herald,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0008,timestamp=2018-10-30T19:44:43.870+0000) > >snip I disagree that the lack of a compendium must mean there's going to be chaos and confusion. With the way forward I proposed, threads would be internally structured to the creator's interests and others would be able to traverse them to find something to their liking. Just because we wouldn't treat champions as a monitored singularity doesn't mean everything would turn into total anarchy. Apart from that I'd just like to know if you'd have any particular suggestions for revising the ruleset since whilst I'm open to consider a revised Compendium I also think there isn't much we can change about it that would solve the problems I put forward in the OP - and no, this is not because I ruined everyone's fun and want to waive the responsibility for it. > [{quoted}](name=Ryugi Kazamaru,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=000c,timestamp=2018-10-30T21:10:47.626+0000) > >snap As I have mentioned in the OP, the new system would not take away any of your nice big plots away from you. All of your current RPs could continue as they are if you wanted them to. Reiterating the OP again, you could even keep your Ask Threads if you fancy - the only change would be that your story isn't the only story that can be told with the characters that Riot put into the world. As for creating content, that's all well and good but allowing greater freedom regarding Champions would increase people's ability to make such content. It would also mean that people who visit us can more easily interact with us and thus give the content others make more traffic to actually thrive - because people do visit us. I think it got mentioned in the bumps thread and I was also told this recently but the forums get viewed a hell of a lot more than they used to. People just don't stick around. > [{quoted}](name=SinisterNobility,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=000d,timestamp=2018-10-30T22:04:13.369+0000) > >snep I've been on these boards for a good while and whilst it mostly depends on your definition of big vs small I can confidently say we were far bigger than we are now. I also heavily disagree with putting up more populous forums as an alternative - we're not some private community, we are the Roleplaying Boards of Riot's League Forums. This board is literally the first link someone who Googles for "League Roleplay" will see and being hosted on the League Forums means we're about as close to official as a League RP board can get. We should BE one of those more populous forums that people get redirected to because we are closer to the company that made this game than any other board ever will be. The other stuff I touched upon with Kaz but noone is stepping on your stories and characters. Those interactions aren't going to go away because someone else can do a thing with Katarina now. You can keep up all your current roleplays, maintain Champion - OC relations to your heart's desire and still leave room for others to do their stories. Will the worldbuilding consistency suffer? A bit, but I don't think it'll be that bad. One because as I mentioned before our numbers aren't nearly high enough to cause a Champocalypse the moment we bring down the Compendium and two because the main groups of people - one-time/casual RPers, passers by and so on - that would benefit from this change aren't going to interfere with the worldbuilding to that extreme of a degree anyway.
: No. EDIT: But in all seriousness, y'all are overreacting and being foolish. The League of Legends Roleplaying scene has never been a huge thing. There was once a time when legitimate Rioters roleplayed with fans on the Lore Discussion Boards, where only the Rioters took on the roles of the champions and other supporting characters of the lore, but that went south when Shurelya departed from Riot. People are busy with life, you jerks. This roleplaying thing is NOT a job, and none of us want to treat it as such. The inactivity? Most of it is because most people don't want to jump through so many flaming hoops only to be told by YOU people who keep adding heavy limitations to oppress and prevent them from doing enjoyable roleplay that it's not enough. Champion RPers have always been forced to abide by numerous strict community rules, which only become more numerous when people like you guys decide that we aren't being imposed upon enough. I said it for years, but nobody listened to me. I repeatedly warned everyone that piling more and more rules on Champion RPing would only bring harm and drive away potential newcomers. I stated countless times that being stricter on Champion RPers would reduce interest in bothering with it. And that's not even factoring in the fact that Riot is currently still going through an enormous reboot of their world and narrative, which still isn't even halfway through the expository stage. The lore has started over, characters and champions are being revamped to fit into the newly refreshed setting. This does not make it easy for anyone to reliably fit into Runeterra enough for quality roleplaying to be had. For real. Stop making a deluge out of a few drops of rain.
> [{quoted}](name=Ask the Herald,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-10-30T05:23:21.435+0000) > > snip So regarding the busy with life thing - yeah, I kind of know that? I'm pretty busy with life myself. But from my lurking summer holidays were only slightly better and our retention sucks because of the reasons I mentioned in the OP. We are demonstrably less active than we were before and whilst you can blame it on numerous things - new forums, various Rioters leaving, etc, etc - the lock and chains we have around Champion roleplay is a factor. But even if you don't want to believe it is, I refer to my other point - the original system, as far as I was told, was made because of confusions around several people playing one champion and whatnot. If our activity is lower, that becomes less of an issue. As for your other points... Yes. I agree. People don't want to RP here because of the flaming hoops required to actually get started. That is why my suggestion is to REMOVE said hoops and let people do what they want. This would also remove the restrictions for having to post every X weeks because the activity itself would regulate what climbs up to the frontpage. You would have MORE freedom to do what you want under the things I proposed because you would no longer be the only source of Viktor roleplay on these boards and thus you'd be able to put in as little or as much effort as you'd want to. Isn't a system where you can set your own restrictions and do your own thing entirely something that would encourage more enjoyable Roleplay? > [{quoted}](name=AskKarthus,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=ZTfqxGBr,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2018-10-30T05:52:39.741+0000) > > snap The current system was made for a very good reason... That is demonstrably not an issue as of now. As I said in the OP, we currently have like 34ish active champions? Talking about not wanting another Jayce situation to happen is all well and good but what makes you think that with more or less a quarter of the roster taken there's even going to be another Jayce situation in the first place? You're assuming that because there was a problem in the past, it's still a problem now. I sort of agree with the elitist culture, but I disagree that the Compendium isn't terribly elitist. There's champion auditions, but then there's the whole idea of only one special person being able to Roleplay a champion - especially when that person has been around for a long while. Not to call anyone out specifically but as you said yourself, a lot of the active champions are veterns who have been around for god knows show long and some of them have been roleplaying the same champion for years. That in and of itself is contributive to a cliquish atmosphere because it sets up that one person into an elevated position of being THE Urgot or THE Volibear or whatever. Putting everyone on an even playing field would at least help alleviate that. I like silly RP threads. I also think they'd be way easier to set up with the champion restrictions gone. Take, for example, the "Champion Family House" recurring thread we used to have on the boards every now and again - the general idea was that the champions are parents/sisters/teens/whateverthefuck and we just dick around. If I were to make one now about a quarter of said champions would be restricted to specific people that may not even want to participate. In my system I'd just go "Only one person per champ please, otherwise have fun".
Rioter Comments
: Kanyuki Flower Festival (Open-RP)
Behind one of the food stalls, a [young woman](https://i.imgur.com/RQdC0jJ.jpg) stood over a pot of ramen. Peering down, she sunk a large wooden spoon into the bowl and poured a helping of the contents into a small cemaric bowl. Carefully holding the red container decorated on the inside with blue flowers, she set it down as the final piece in a five by there square of identical bowls. She took a moment to peer down and check whether they were all perfectly lined up before rising with a wide grin. "Ah ha! Just right!" She put her hands on her hips with a smug grin. A young boy next to her stood on his tip-toes, attemping to reach to one of the bowls. He was about to snatch it from the table but in one swift motion the woman reached towards a fan on her hip and lightly slapped it against the grabbing hand. The boy yelped, jumping back and huffing at the woman. "No touching." She turned to the side, patting him on the head. "This is for customers. I'll pour you a bowl in a minute but I need to find Yuuto before it gets crowdy. Can I trust you to guard our stall, Asahi?" "Okaaay." The boy was given another pat on the head and soon the woman was gone, making her way through the various stands with food and drink and making a mental note of what was on sale whilst looking out for her quarry. She was greeted with various forms of "Good day, Ichika!" and offered samples of the various foods on offer. She politely declined, starting to get just a little bit worried about the absence of the man named Yuuto. "Probably drunk in a ditch somewhere. That, or trying to peddle his newest wonder medicine. I wonder which one's worse..." She sighed to herself, scratching her chin. She would resort to asking random passerbys or new arrivals to the festival.
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c00000000000000000000000000000000000000000001,timestamp=2018-02-03T22:12:50.547+0000) > > "Ha-ha! See? I told you I had it!" *The girl smirked, not skipping a beat and running forward with her sword in both hands. She slashed left and right, cutting up slimes around her. Whilst Fate handled five or six of the slimes she would take care of the rest, not really paying attention to the loot that was spilling forth from them. They could pick it up later, when the fight was over...* > > *..Which it seemed to be, as Alayne looked around and noticed that everything was dead. Both of them would suddenly hear a ping coming from no direction in particular. Alayne blinked, then stabbed her sword into the ground and opening her menu. A grin appeared on her face.* > > "See? We did the quest! No problem." *Fate sighed in relief, glad that his first life or death venture didn't end in ruin.* "Great, now what do we do, and how do we get out of here?" *He wasn't exactly keen on doing quests for the rest of his life.*
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000100000001,timestamp=2018-04-02T23:27:24.661+0000) > > *Fate sighed and ran along with her,* "It may be a game little lady, but I like my games to be under my control. Where we currently stand, we can be stuck in here for weeks, or months. Dare I say years if we delay for too long. I don't know about you, but I have places to be and people to swindle." > > *He glanced at his menu, and swiped through it a few times. Going through his inventory, he noted that he was running low on health potions. He made a mental note to buy more when they got to the village.* "I hope I unlock something as well." *He muttered as he followed.* "Ohhhh, you worry too much. We'll be fine!" *Alayne waved him off as they neared the village.* "It's not like we're going to be stuck here forever." *Being a globtrotter mostly without purpose, Alayne had pretty much no obligations at all. She merrily strolled into the middle of the village, turning in her quest to the town guard. A circle of brilliant, white light would suddenly appear around her. It spun around the adventurer for a bit before fading away, indicating she had levelled up.* "Awesome!" *Alayne flipped open her menu, looking through the new things that came along with her level-up. All the while, she kept up a large smile on her face. It looked like she was having the time of her life.*
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c00000000000000000000000000000000000000000001,timestamp=2018-02-03T22:12:50.547+0000) > > "Ha-ha! See? I told you I had it!" *The girl smirked, not skipping a beat and running forward with her sword in both hands. She slashed left and right, cutting up slimes around her. Whilst Fate handled five or six of the slimes she would take care of the rest, not really paying attention to the loot that was spilling forth from them. They could pick it up later, when the fight was over...* > > *..Which it seemed to be, as Alayne looked around and noticed that everything was dead. Both of them would suddenly hear a ping coming from no direction in particular. Alayne blinked, then stabbed her sword into the ground and opening her menu. A grin appeared on her face.* > > "See? We did the quest! No problem." *Fate sighed in relief, glad that his first life or death venture didn't end in ruin.* "Great, now what do we do, and how do we get out of here?" *He wasn't exactly keen on doing quests for the rest of his life.*
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c000000000000000000000000000000000000000000010000,timestamp=2018-03-12T00:11:18.483+0000) > > *Fate sighed in relief, glad that his first life or death venture didn't end in ruin.* "Great, now what do we do, and how do we get out of here?" *He wasn't exactly keen on doing quests for the rest of his life.* "What do you mean, how do we get out of here?" *Alayne was idly flipping through her menu whilst talking to Fate, noticing that their XP bars were filled up to around halfway. Coincidentally, the XP they'll get from handing in the quest is just enough to make them level up.* "It's a game, right? You're not calling quits now, are you? We've barely started!" *She started walking back towards the village, motioning for Fate to follow her.* "Come on! We get to level up once we hand this in, and I unlock something super cool!" *She was grinning widely, striding forward so fast that Fate would soon lose the girl completely if he did not start following her soon.*
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-30T22:31:02.932+0000) > > *The girl continued hacking away at the slime, adding more and more points to her rage bar - a special feature she had as a fighter. Upon reaching a certain value she could take out the monster for good, but she was still not quite there.* > > "Fate!" *Alayne yelled as the man was slammed into by the tentacle.* "I-I'm almost there!" *Alayne spun around, slashing at the creature three times during the revolutions.* > > "Alright, slimeball! Time to bite the dust!" *Alayne drew her sword down, then flung it into the air. It went up a good distance before stopping above the slime, still spinning. Suddenly, Alayne leaped after it, rotating along with the blade.* > > "POWER ATTACK!" > > *Alayne came crashing down hard, her sword slicing right through the slime. She carried on downwards, her momentum driving her right through the boss as she landed on the ground. The slime had a clean cut through its' entire body, hopefully enough to kill it.* ((dont mind me just adding a bit to the fight)) _The slime boss went down after being struck by Alayne's attack. It was the first boss after all. After being killed it split into 10 normal sized slimes, as larger slimes have the special ability to create smaller slimes upon death. These slimes were each filled with 1/10 of the loot the boss would drop, and killing them would cause the boss items to fall out of the slimes. 6 slimes held gold, the other 4 had unidentified items/equipment._
> [{quoted}](name=MagicYordle8,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c0000000000000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-31T03:41:11.292+0000) > > ((dont mind me just adding a bit to the fight)) > > _The slime boss went down after being struck by Alayne's attack. It was the first boss after all. After being killed it split into 10 normal sized slimes, as larger slimes have the special ability to create smaller slimes upon death. These slimes were each filled with 1/10 of the loot the boss would drop, and killing them would cause the boss items to fall out of the slimes. 6 slimes held gold, the other 4 had unidentified items/equipment._ "Ha-ha! See? I told you I had it!" *The girl smirked, not skipping a beat and running forward with her sword in both hands. She slashed left and right, cutting up slimes around her. Whilst Fate handled five or six of the slimes she would take care of the rest, not really paying attention to the loot that was spilling forth from them. They could pick it up later, when the fight was over...* *..Which it seemed to be, as Alayne looked around and noticed that everything was dead. Both of them would suddenly hear a ping coming from no direction in particular. Alayne blinked, then stabbed her sword into the ground and opening her menu. A grin appeared on her face.* "See? We did the quest! No problem."
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c0000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-26T00:35:17.590+0000) > > *As opposed to Fate, Alayne's slashing attacks weren't affected at all. Whilst Fate dived to the side and try to get the creature's attention, Alayne charged straight on. She would deliver two swift sword strokes to the slime, slashing it twice. It wasn't great damage, but she needed up get fired up for her trick - it wouldn't work otherwise.* > > "Oh hooo, I feel great!" *She yelled out, continuing to hammer in blows to the slime whilst it was hopefully distracted by Fate. There was one worry, however. As heated up as the girl was getting, she was still just off the mark for getting to use her special ability and the slime monster was getting closer to Fate now. If it hasn't turned around to fight her, with how much she's been wailing away at it.* > > "Don't worry, I got it!... In a minute!" *Alayne called out, grabbing her sword in both hands and swinging it wildly at the slime.* *Fate just looked at Alayne, wondering what she had up her sleeve. In the meantime he glanced back to the slime just in time to dive to the left. A blobby tendril slammed the ground where he was standing. It looked like it *should* kill him on impact, yet somehow he knew it would only deal a moderate amount of damage to him, meant as a kind of teaching mechanism should he let himself get hit.* **It is a video game.** *Fate reminded himself. And tossed more cards at the creature to distract it, hoping he was buying enough time for his companion.*
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c00000000000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-30T01:15:52.268+0000) > > *Fate just looked at Alayne, wondering what she had up her sleeve. In the meantime he glanced back to the slime just in time to dive to the left. A blobby tendril slammed the ground where he was standing. It looked like it *should* kill him on impact, yet somehow he knew it would only deal a moderate amount of damage to him, meant as a kind of teaching mechanism should he let himself get hit.* > > **It is a video game.** *Fate reminded himself. And tossed more cards at the creature to distract it, hoping he was buying enough time for his companion.* *The girl continued hacking away at the slime, adding more and more points to her rage bar - a special feature she had as a fighter. Upon reaching a certain value she could take out the monster for good, but she was still not quite there.* "Fate!" *Alayne yelled as the man was slammed into by the tentacle.* "I-I'm almost there!" *Alayne spun around, slashing at the creature three times during the revolutions.* "Alright, slimeball! Time to bite the dust!" *Alayne drew her sword down, then flung it into the air. It went up a good distance before stopping above the slime, still spinning. Suddenly, Alayne leaped after it, rotating along with the blade.* "POWER ATTACK!" *Alayne came crashing down hard, her sword slicing right through the slime. She carried on downwards, her momentum driving her right through the boss as she landed on the ground. The slime had a clean cut through its' entire body, hopefully enough to kill it.*
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c00000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-15T20:55:48.411+0000) > > *Alayne sat up and caught the potion, giving Fate a thumbs up as she downed the whole thing.* "Aaaah, tastes good. I'd add honey though. It could do with being swee-" > > *The girl looked up from the floor, her eyes opening wider as she spotted the massive slime headed towards them. Her jaw hung wide a bit, she blinked a couple of times... Then suddenly hopped up with a wide grin, getting right back into a side-on fighting stance with her shield in front of her and her sword further back, pointed right at the thing.* > > "It's a big slime! I bet it's some kind of boss or something!" *She hopped forward a bit, feet steady in preparation.* "Don't worry, I have a special trick I can do. We'll do it in easy!" *Twisted Fate took one long look at the giant monstrosity of a slime and started to question if getting rich was worth it if he died in the process. He took a look at Alayne, who seemed a little too excited about facing that thing, and for a whole 2 seconds he considered running off and letting Alayne stall it while he got away.* *Then he realized that if it crushed, ate, or did whatever to Alayne, it would then move on to the town, and from there who knows. He and Alayne were the only two that had a chance to stop it, and he was fully aware that he couldn't stop it on his own.* "Alright Alayne." *He said aloud as he prepped some spells.* "I'll stall it until you get your trick ready." *He then ran to one side, drawing the massive thing to shudder slightly, as if turning to face him. He then threw card after card into it, and started to realize that throwing cards, or even the basic spells he had at his disposal, wouldn't do much against the slime, as they were mostly pierce-based attacks. Which were of course less effective against slimes.* *He really hoped that whatever Alayne had up her sleeve, it would work.*
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-24T01:51:10.333+0000) > > *Twisted Fate took one long look at the giant monstrosity of a slime and started to question if getting rich was worth it if he died in the process. He took a look at Alayne, who seemed a little too excited about facing that thing, and for a whole 2 seconds he considered running off and letting Alayne stall it while he got away.* > > *Then he realized that if it crushed, ate, or did whatever to Alayne, it would then move on to the town, and from there who knows. He and Alayne were the only two that had a chance to stop it, and he was fully aware that he couldn't stop it on his own.* > > "Alright Alayne." *He said aloud as he prepped some spells.* "I'll stall it until you get your trick ready." *He then ran to one side, drawing the massive thing to shudder slightly, as if turning to face him. He then threw card after card into it, and started to realize that throwing cards, or even the basic spells he had at his disposal, wouldn't do much against the slime, as they were mostly pierce-based attacks. Which were of course less effective against slimes.* > > *He really hoped that whatever Alayne had up her sleeve, it would work.* *As opposed to Fate, Alayne's slashing attacks weren't affected at all. Whilst Fate dived to the side and try to get the creature's attention, Alayne charged straight on. She would deliver two swift sword strokes to the slime, slashing it twice. It wasn't great damage, but she needed up get fired up for her trick - it wouldn't work otherwise.* "Oh hooo, I feel great!" *She yelled out, continuing to hammer in blows to the slime whilst it was hopefully distracted by Fate. There was one worry, however. As heated up as the girl was getting, she was still just off the mark for getting to use her special ability and the slime monster was getting closer to Fate now. If it hasn't turned around to fight her, with how much she's been wailing away at it.* "Don't worry, I got it!... In a minute!" *Alayne called out, grabbing her sword in both hands and swinging it wildly at the slime.*
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-11T23:25:14.427+0000) > > *Alayne took the lead when they went out into the forest, seeing as being a warrior class made her naturally more suited to taking hits than Fate. She had her trusty shield and sword in hand, all starter level. It didn't look very fancy, but it worked. Hopefully.* > > "Hey, look! I think I see them!" *Alayne pointed out the slimes as they stepped into the woodlands area. At this level, the slimes wouldn't attack them unless provoked, but Alayne had no way of knowing that. She instinctively looked around herself with upmost care, slowly drawing her sword.* > > "Okay, here's the plan. I run in and stab them, you stay at the back and do... Er... Your thing." *At the first level, she couldn't do much besides run and stab. But that was all she ever needed.* > > "Alright, let's fly!" *She suddenly yelled out, positioning herself sideways to the slides and side-hopping rapidly towards them. She suddenly flew at and stabbed the nearest one. After pulling out her sword, she aimed two more precise slashes at it. That was enough to down the thing instantly. Another came up to attack her but she blocked it with her shield, then beat it down soon after. She didn't anticipate the third, its' body slam knocking her off her feet but luckily doing minimal damage.* > > "O-Oww!" *She yelled out, picking herself up and backing off a bit.* "T-That one took me by surprise. Just like this one stable gir- Actually, nevermind." *Fate flipped a health potion in Alayane's direction.* "Not sure if it's serious, but either way you may want to down it." *Without checking to see if she caught it, he flipped up the menu again and checked the quest.* *Kill 10 slimes.* *Current progress: 9/10* *Fate raised an eyebrow.* "Looks like we're missing one. Now where are we going to find another--" **BOOM** **BOOM** **BOOM** *Fate heard a massive weight heft itself towards them, the booming caused by trees getting knocked to the side.* *Right behind him.* *He turned around slowly, and saw himself looking up. Into the largest slime he had ever seen. It towered over the treetops, and it stopped when it "saw" him. A low rumble sounded from deep within, and Fate started to wonder if getting rich for life was worth all this trouble.* "Uh... Alayne?" *He said nervously, keeping an eye on the behemoth in case it decided to attack.*
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c0000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-13T02:39:37.760+0000) > > *Fate flipped a health potion in Alayane's direction.* "Not sure if it's serious, but either way you may want to down it." *Without checking to see if she caught it, he flipped up the menu again and checked the quest.* > > *Kill 10 slimes.* > > *Current progress: 9/10* > > *Fate raised an eyebrow.* "Looks like we're missing one. Now where are we going to find another--" > > **BOOM** > > **BOOM** > > **BOOM** > > *Fate heard a massive weight heft itself towards them, the booming caused by trees getting knocked to the side.* > > *Right behind him.* > > *He turned around slowly, and saw himself looking up. Into the largest slime he had ever seen. It towered over the treetops, and it stopped when it "saw" him. A low rumble sounded from deep within, and Fate started to wonder if getting rich for life was worth all this trouble.* > > "Uh... Alayne?" *He said nervously, keeping an eye on the behemoth in case it decided to attack.* *Alayne sat up and caught the potion, giving Fate a thumbs up as she downed the whole thing.* "Aaaah, tastes good. I'd add honey though. It could do with being swee-" *The girl looked up from the floor, her eyes opening wider as she spotted the massive slime headed towards them. Her jaw hung wide a bit, she blinked a couple of times... Then suddenly hopped up with a wide grin, getting right back into a side-on fighting stance with her shield in front of her and her sword further back, pointed right at the thing.* "It's a big slime! I bet it's some kind of boss or something!" *She hopped forward a bit, feet steady in preparation.* "Don't worry, I have a special trick I can do. We'll do it in easy!"
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c0000,timestamp=2018-01-07T23:54:15.395+0000) > > "Alright! I figured out the menu whilst sitting around here so just give me a second." *Alayne flipped up the semi-transparent menu with a flick of her hand. Fate would see the menu too, the girl poking her finger at it and making different squares and options flash up. Suddenly, a small jingle that only Fate could hear would catch his attention. It was a party invite from Alayne.* > > "You gotta accept that, then we can do quests together and everything." *Alayne grabbed Twisted Fate by the arm again, dragging him out of the village.* "I've already gotten us a quest so you don't need to bother with the tavern. We gotta go kill some slimes. They're pretty easy to beat because we're low level so it should be okay. Regardless, we should be careful. I have some potions to restore our health if we need it." *Fate nodded, and accepted the invite. The menu was intuitive, yet poorly designed all at the same time. Whoever Veigar had design the menu, he needed to fire them. As he did, the quest showed up in his quest tab, and he looked it over quickly before going with Alayne to the nearby forest, where the slimes were reported to dwell.* *Sure enough, the slimes were there, and much more numerous than Fate had anticipated. However he was prepared. As a mage he could manifest magical blasts, and with a little tweaking thanks to customization, was throwing cards at the little creatures in no time. They exploded like tiny green pimples overflowed with pus to beyond the bursting point, and with that mental image Fate avoided getting his clothes splashed.* *With each creature kill, he felt a little more surer in every strike, more confident in every step. He could feel his experience growing as he fought, having the range advantage it was easy. He looked to see how Alayne was doing as she had to get into melee range to fight them.*
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c00000000,timestamp=2018-01-11T03:03:21.365+0000) > > *Fate nodded, and accepted the invite. The menu was intuitive, yet poorly designed all at the same time. Whoever Veigar had design the menu, he needed to fire them. As he did, the quest showed up in his quest tab, and he looked it over quickly before going with Alayne to the nearby forest, where the slimes were reported to dwell.* > > *Sure enough, the slimes were there, and much more numerous than Fate had anticipated. However he was prepared. As a mage he could manifest magical blasts, and with a little tweaking thanks to customization, was throwing cards at the little creatures in no time. They exploded like tiny green pimples overflowed with pus to beyond the bursting point, and with that mental image Fate avoided getting his clothes splashed.* > > *With each creature kill, he felt a little more surer in every strike, more confident in every step. He could feel his experience growing as he fought, having the range advantage it was easy. He looked to see how Alayne was doing as she had to get into melee range to fight them.* *Alayne took the lead when they went out into the forest, seeing as being a warrior class made her naturally more suited to taking hits than Fate. She had her trusty shield and sword in hand, all starter level. It didn't look very fancy, but it worked. Hopefully.* "Hey, look! I think I see them!" *Alayne pointed out the slimes as they stepped into the woodlands area. At this level, the slimes wouldn't attack them unless provoked, but Alayne had no way of knowing that. She instinctively looked around herself with upmost care, slowly drawing her sword.* "Okay, here's the plan. I run in and stab them, you stay at the back and do... Er... Your thing." *At the first level, she couldn't do much besides run and stab. But that was all she ever needed.* "Alright, let's fly!" *She suddenly yelled out, positioning herself sideways to the slides and side-hopping rapidly towards them. She suddenly flew at and stabbed the nearest one. After pulling out her sword, she aimed two more precise slashes at it. That was enough to down the thing instantly. Another came up to attack her but she blocked it with her shield, then beat it down soon after. She didn't anticipate the third, its' body slam knocking her off her feet but luckily doing minimal damage.* "O-Oww!" *She yelled out, picking herself up and backing off a bit.* "T-That one took me by surprise. Just like this one stable gir- Actually, nevermind."
: *Fate accepted the handshake, and was indeed surprised at the girl's grip. He couldn't help but smile back as Alayne smiled cheerily. In his line of work, somebody as scatterbrained as this girl appeared would go far, because they were always underestimated. He was already coming up with ways to utilize her in various scams he was planning when she dragged him throughout the village, pointing out everything in sight.* *He took note of everything in sight, fully aware that it was beneficial for him to memorize where everything was. He even stopped by a shop to pick up a health potion with what little gold the game gave him to start, or rather what the trap gave him. He was still convinced it was more than just a game, he would have believed it was just a game if literally anybody else owned the place. But Veigar owned it, so he had a healthy amount of skepticism about the supposed innocence of the game.* *By the time they got to the tavern, Fate glanced around, and found the gambling pub immediately. Grinning, he was only half listening to what Alayne was saying, but he heard "quest" and "join party". Fate nodded.* "Sure thing little lady, a partnership will be most beneficial to the both of us."
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001c,timestamp=2018-01-05T20:22:17.045+0000) > > *Fate accepted the handshake, and was indeed surprised at the girl's grip. He couldn't help but smile back as Alayne smiled cheerily. In his line of work, somebody as scatterbrained as this girl appeared would go far, because they were always underestimated. He was already coming up with ways to utilize her in various scams he was planning when she dragged him throughout the village, pointing out everything in sight.* > > *He took note of everything in sight, fully aware that it was beneficial for him to memorize where everything was. He even stopped by a shop to pick up a health potion with what little gold the game gave him to start, or rather what the trap gave him. He was still convinced it was more than just a game, he would have believed it was just a game if literally anybody else owned the place. But Veigar owned it, so he had a healthy amount of skepticism about the supposed innocence of the game.* > > *By the time they got to the tavern, Fate glanced around, and found the gambling pub immediately. Grinning, he was only half listening to what Alayne was saying, but he heard "quest" and "join party". Fate nodded.* "Sure thing little lady, a partnership will be most beneficial to the both of us." "Alright! I figured out the menu whilst sitting around here so just give me a second." *Alayne flipped up the semi-transparent menu with a flick of her hand. Fate would see the menu too, the girl poking her finger at it and making different squares and options flash up. Suddenly, a small jingle that only Fate could hear would catch his attention. It was a party invite from Alayne.* "You gotta accept that, then we can do quests together and everything." *Alayne grabbed Twisted Fate by the arm again, dragging him out of the village.* "I've already gotten us a quest so you don't need to bother with the tavern. We gotta go kill some slimes. They're pretty easy to beat because we're low level so it should be okay. Regardless, we should be careful. I have some potions to restore our health if we need it."
Krizonar (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Frau Stahl,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=kjOGkaKV,comment-id=00890000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-06T08:29:09.047+0000) > > First, this playground isn't lacking in balls or toys. Even if there is a limited number, there aren't enough of us to use all of the equipment at once. Technically 70 people could take up all champion slots, a number of which we are actually pretty close to around right now. The key that likens it more to the boards here however is that each ball is different and multiple people may want each one. I even posted that someone at one point wanted Karthus, however unpopular he may be as a champion. > Again, everything Sejuani did was in character, and therefore would still be possible under the new rules. Sejuani was not replying to Amumu's roleplaying context but used her excuse to double or sometimes triple the time she had to go before making a legitimate in character response. We actually already have a rule that prevents this one now, which was added not too long ago, during the last rule change, actually. Nonetheless, you had asked for examples of people being abusive with ooc content, and this was certainly an obvious case, the "I'll post later" bump. This one has an added bonus that it has been closed by small rule changes the community wished for, such as this one. > And Karthus did say he had an active away status. You're a compendium staffperson, so you should have been aware. If he had limited access for a summer, I would consider it reasonable to get an away status to keep checking on the thread anyway since how is he supposed to know when he can check again? If he's posting, he's not away and the away status will be removed. That is not what being away means. You don't say you are going on away and then post the next day. Logically, he would check again when he gets back. He is not going to lose his champion if he tells everyone he will be unable to post for some time. For example, Katarina was homeless for some time and unable to post recently, she did not lose her champion while on extended away status, as there was certainly no way for her to post and she let us know that. >And as far as his track record goes, he's been active for five years. His original thread was posted in 2012. That's longer than you, Kalofinx, Syndra, Rumble, and most of the other people posting in this thread. If five years isn't enough to prove that he isn't really just sitting around because he just wants a ball, then I don't know what to say to you guys. I honestly don't care how long anyone has been here because it's ultimately irrelevant, it doesn't change what their opinion's weight is among the crowd, give them special privileges, or change bad behavior into good or vice versa. All you're doing is sounding elitist and using time instead of quality as an argument at that even. You seem to be trying very hard to make this conversation about Karthus. I ran a smurf check and, well... you are Karthus. **I'll likely be finalizing this thread's ending today because January 7th is the magical 3 months without a solution time, so if there is any time for people to speak up about suggestions, accepted or new, now would be that time, I don't want everything finalized and a great idea coming out too late.**
> [{quoted}](name=Krizonar,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=kjOGkaKV,comment-id=008900000000000000000000,timestamp=2018-01-06T09:46:00.558+0000) > > You seem to be trying very hard to make this conversation about Karthus. I ran a smurf check and, well... you are Karthus. Well a lot of things suddenly make a lot more sense now. Anyway, since Karthus and Camille are the same person, meaning that there was twice as much vocal resistance than there actually was, can we assume all of his and "Frau's" suggestions are dead in the water since they essentially got two supports from one guy? Including the whole RPing thread interest check thing? <edited by moderation>
: > [{quoted}](name=Kalofinx,realm=EUW,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001b0000,timestamp=2018-01-04T23:14:34.139+0000) > > *Alayne was currently talking to one of the NPCs when she suddenly saw somebody coming towards the village. He seemed different from all the other characters - not only was he wearing clothes that were way more colourful than the simple browns of everyone around, he also seemed... Less fluid? Everyone else seemed to know exactly what they were doing and where they were going. This guy seemed to stumble, look around, that sort of thing.* > > &quot;Eh?&quot; *The girl watched him come closer, scratching the back of her head. Suddenly, a realization came to her. There was only one thing that this guy could be...* > > *Some sort of important NPC! Alayne was about to run forward to ask him for a quest when she stopped herself.* > > *Wait a second... This guy can&#x27;t be an important NPC! Those would almost certainly have some sort of quest for her, and he didn&#x27;t have a bright red exclamation mark above his head like the other NPC she just talked to. That meant only one thing...* > > &quot;Another player! Hey there!&quot; *The girl leaped in the air, waving her arms about. The bright red and white that replaced her usual attire would differentiate her from the crowd just as much as TF.* *Fate was trudging towards the village, already cooking up ways to rob his way back to the top. He saw an annoying girl jumping up and down in the distance, waving her arms in the air like she's totally oblivious to any attention she might draw to herself. Still, it was better than wandering aimlessly. If she knew what was going on and how he could get out of this place, he was very eager to find out how.* *He raised a hand in acknowledgement, then walked straight at her, his gait becoming more sure as he got closer.* "Howdy." *He greeted the girl, raising a hand to reflexively tilt his hat, but was hit with a wave of disappointment when there was nothing there.* "Name's Fate. Can I assume you also fell for the trap?"
> [{quoted}](name=TwistedCardShark,realm=NA,application-id=jxzFAe03,discussion-id=eb0jKYEn,comment-id=001b00000000,timestamp=2018-01-05T03:30:15.302+0000) > > *Fate was trudging towards the village, already cooking up ways to rob his way back to the top. He saw an annoying girl jumping up and down in the distance, waving her arms in the air like she&#x27;s totally oblivious to any attention she might draw to herself. Still, it was better than wandering aimlessly. If she knew what was going on and how he could get out of this place, he was very eager to find out how.* > > *He raised a hand in acknowledgement, then walked straight at her, his gait becoming more sure as he got closer.* &quot;Howdy.&quot; *He greeted the girl, raising a hand to reflexively tilt his hat, but was hit with a wave of disappointment when there was nothing there.* &quot;Name&#x27;s Fate. Can I assume you also fell for the trap?&quot; *The girl grinned, stretching out her hand towards the man.* "Alayne Merridew, a pleasure!" *If Fate accepted the hand, she would give him a surprisingly strong and firm shake.* "Trap?" *She looked around, hands on her hips. The girl then gave a hearty laugh.* "This isn't a trap! This is the game!" *The grin was still there the whole time, as if it was glued on permanently.* "We're adventurers! We have swords and skills and stuff and we can go out and kill monsters to level up and get better swords and skills and stuff and kill even bigger monsters!" *Grabbing Fate by the arm, she started leading him through the town whilst pointing out all the different buildings.* "I got here before you so I already had a look around. There's houses we can buy over there, an area for making our own swords and stuff, a place for buying better gear and potions and whatnot..." *She'd carry ono like that until they got to the tavern. Alayne stretched her arms out with an air of grandeur.* "Ta-da! The tavern!" *She exclaimed.* "We can sleep here to regenerate health and such. Not only that, we also get quests here! I picked one up alreadyd so you just gotta join my party and we can do it together!"
: About the Community Rules (And Implied Rules)
An RPing thread like Veigar's is not all OOC by default so I have literally no clue what the issue is there. It should count like an IC post in terms of activity refresh. Regarding interest checks, those essentially amount to asking for RP in OOC so no they should not count as activity.
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