Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperation

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Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperation

Postby Ithilwen on Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:11 pm

Festival of Seasons change (created due to feedback given to me from cosmia on ritual of cooperation)

Festival Date: February Second

IC Reason Behind the festival

During the festival farmers offer up various seeds and live stock to receive Gaea's blessing so that they may grow into bountiful plants, or give birth to healthy livestock. This is also the time of year when Gaea will determine how much longer winter is. In order to do this Gaea has chosen a proverbial sacrifice. The sacrifice role is to determine if winter lingers longer, or if spring will come early so that farmer's may prepare to start planting early. This done to the sacrifice being made sensitive to light, and blindfolded. Offerings to Gaea are presented before the sacrifice. When the blindfold is removed the sacrifice will either cover there eyes, or not. If the sacrifice covers there eyes winter will be around longer, and if they do not then spring will come early.

OOC.

The festival will be held in the town, and if the town is not available in quest, or boarder lands.

The sacrifice will make a 1d20 dice role, if the dice lands on 1-10 then they cover there eyes and winter stays a bit longer. Rolling a 11-20 they are unaffected by the light and spring will come early. After this is determined the persons sensitivity to light will return to normal.

Additional effects upon dice roll:

Gaia's cold shoulder: Rolling a one will cause a two day blizzard to occur with in the week, the sacrifice will have an aura of cold and frost around them for two weeks, they also find it harder to succeed during this time(-6 to roles.)

Gaia's indifference: Rolling a three will cause a blizzard to occur with in the week, and the sacrifice the sacrifice will have an aura of cold and frost around them for one week. They will also find it harder to succeed in task (-3 to roles)

Gaia's warmth: Rolling a thirteen will cause the sacrifice to glow with an aura of warmth, they also have a higher chance to succeed (+3 to roles) in there task, and become more desirable to the ones they love or others interested in them. this lasts for a week.

Gaia's affection: If they roll a twenty the effects of sacrifice to glow with an aura of warmth, they also have a higher chance to succeed (+6 to roles) in there task, and become more desirable to the ones they love or others interested in them., and they will also find a shiny stone (precious gemstone). this last for two weeks

Festival of Cooperation/Festival of new daemones (spirits) (work in progress name)

The Cooperation festival is held between dec 27 through dec 31 and is sometimes extended to January 1. This is a time of year when gaia and Ishtar reaffirm there continued cooperation. While gaea is the mother of the planet she is not able to oversee all. While she oversees many things even Gaea needs the help of Ishtar from time to time. Due to both goddess having some form of control over fertility they often cooperate for the better good of belariath. During the time before the ritual Gaea will choose a sacrifice to offer to Ishtar. While Ishtar does the same for gaia. This might be a single individual or multiple individuals depending on circumstance.

The sacrifices will receive a recurring dream of being bound by thorns, in some sort of position over a giant rose. The sacrifice might be seen adorned in jewelry or other decorations in the dream. The dream will also feature hints about the surrounding area, of where the festival is to be held. In order to prepare the sacrifices for the ritual Ishtar will normally cast a slow acting arousal spell on them. A door will appear at the sight for the festival leading into a grove filled with various flowers, but most prominently roses. Statues of Ishtar also scatter this grove, some intertwined with nature itself. This is also a place which lies between the mortal and ethereal realm, and can only be maintained during the double eclipse.

OCC Details

The festival will be held in the boarder lands, or quest channel depending on how crowded it gets.

The sacrifice may choose a location from these two maps for the door to appear.

http://belariath.com/empire/geog/EmpireMap.pdf
http://belariath.com/empire/geog/EmpireMap2.pdf

The location is where the goddess' have chosen to hold the festival. A door will appear at this location, or if multiple locations are chosen at those locations. The doors lead to the same place a grove in which statues of ishtar can be found intertwined with nature. This grove lies between the mortal and ethereal realm. The purpose is so that gaea may use the energy of the ritual to create new spirits to help her in the maintaining of the balance of nature, and Ishtar is revitalized by the energy released.

The sacrifice is chosen via volunteers for the festival, so there can be more then one sacrifice for the ritual. By volunteering the sacrifice acknowledges that they are willing to partake in sexual acts during the festival. Sacrifices will wear either the {Gaea} or {Ishtar} tag attached to there name during the festival. For all intents and purposes during the festival these sacrifices are considered avatars of there goddess. This means they have increased stamina. They can not be killed or harm in any manner. The goddess protection healing them if injury would occur.

The arousal spell follows that standard rules, but is a slower build up taking days and weeks to fully build. The spell will never go past the tenth slot version. For those unfamiliar with the spell.

1-5 slots :victim finds themselves becoming sexually aroused.. body starting to react.. showing signs of the arousal.. dick getting hard.. or nipples hardening.. blushes ect.

6-10 :One action after they have been effected by the spell.. there blood starts to rush as they soon feel the need they want sexual contact.. there body reacting in much of a manner. getting excited..even if its against their will.. there thoughts not able to help but start thinking assorted sexual things.. one does when aroused... their breathing deepening.

It is advised that participants bring offerings for either goddess in return for using the sacrifices. Seeds and livestock for gaea among other offerings, and items to be used during the festivities for ishtar.

Pending rewards based on character level for sacrifices.

Rewards will be based on activity in the event. Sacrifices can log special work logs in the temple work logs channel for the event. They will be paid 40 mhl for being a sacrifice. Normal work log rules apply and can only earn eight hours of pay. Temple workers for the grove of balance, or temple of ishtar who work the festival as attendants to the sacrifice(s) will receive overtime as there normal pay. For example if you make 20 mhl normally. You will instead get 30 mhl (20/2=10 10+20=30). The normal rules still apply in that you can only get paid for eight hours of work. Sacrifices are also eligible for any other "gifts", which have been donated by other players.
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby Kiki on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:27 pm

Lianna would be happy to volunteer as a sacrifice, given that there isnt any restriction on her being a concubine.
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby Akaton on Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:39 pm

Interesting. But someone gets sacrificed every single year already to prevent an eternal winter. Its just not that publicly known. Not trying to put down your idea but just letting you know there is already a weather affecting event in which someone dies and gets rezzed.
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby mozenwrathe on Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:54 pm

I personally like this idea, and will support it. I will do what I can to provide any advice and/ or prizes and rewards that can be approved for both of these events Ithilwen is coming up with, as it provides a great possibility for roleplay. And as to the ceremony of "Death And Rebirth" that is normally done, there is no rule I know of that would not allow for other rituals, rites, ceremonies, and activities to promote the coming of spring. Much like in the real world, many different peoples will have creative and interesting ways to try to ensure their favourite season will return. (Not to mention I had a few ideas for a couple miniature quests that could feed into or bleed out from these...)
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby Ryke Masha on Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:23 pm

I love this! If possible I would love ot give out 3 vouchers to those who are part of the sacrificed. one for 50mhl, 100mhl, and lastly 150mhl. That is I am reading this correctly there is more then just one sacrifice so please get me with to discuss details :)
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby Kooky on Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:03 pm

I'd like to sign up Moxie as a sacrifice, as this is something I could see her doing.


I like the idea of this.

As Bazaar Manager, I would like to not only offer vouchers, but also a special sacrificial blanket specially woven, softly created for this event and those involved as sacrifices. If this is accepted, I'll get the item detail written up and date it with the year, so it's special to this event in one's inventory. If another Bazaar item is suggested or desired in its place, please let me know!

The Bazaar would also be willing to pay freelance for an artist to do a painting of each sacrifice on display. This could be shown on display throughout the event, then given to the person it is a painting of on the final day.

Suggestions..

I would suggest not making rewards level-based, but instead, participation based. Players could either log their time and details of their play, or if you wish to spread the wealth, attendants could be hired who oversee things and tend to the needs of the sacrifices. These attendants could essentially help you out and walk others through the going-on's to spread the responsibility. I would suggest numbers-wise to keep it to two attendants per sacrifice, though not tether any attendants to any one given character. Another idea along those lines, could be also talking to Matwyn and Dasan (Pry/Mozenwrathe) and seeing about bonus pay for temple employees who would oversee event ongoings at the temples if such would be permitted, if you desired to go a bit further with things.
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby Ithilwen on Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:22 am

I've added in the idea of bonus pay, and changed the reward structure for the cooperation festival. Please feel free to suggest names for that one. I also apologise it took me so long to get back to this for those who have replied. The items would be appreciated, but this is still a work in progress, and its all ready the first day of the festival of cooperation, so I'm unsure if it will take place this year.
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby Kooky on Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:46 pm

Well.. depending on when you WANT to do it, I'm sure that this could be an event where.. let's say Winter is either going longer than expected and/or far worse than it has been, to the point this could be an event to appease the gods and weather fae?

Despite "time" being an issue, time is always something that can be adjusted for the right reasons, same as weather. If it gets done in time, doing it for this year can still be a possibility with a few minor adjustments. And maybe doing it this year as different, could be what makes it become something yearly, if you wanted to go that route.
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Re: Wip Festival of season change and Festival of Cooperati

Postby Ithilwen on Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:46 pm

Had to change the rewards for the ritual of cooperation, due to changes in how job pay now works.
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