kingsroads: (well phooey)
Jonathan Strange ([personal profile] kingsroads) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-03-29 07:53 am

what's cooler than being cool? ice cold

Who: everyone!
What: hey wait a minute, why's it suddenly cold oh for fuck's sake Strange...
Where: the carnival + Alola
When: all of day 76!
Warnings: none, will edit if needed

the Carnival
Surprise, it's now winter.

Starting from the early hours of day 76, the Carnival is covered in snow, the temperature rapidly dropping from 'nice' to 'freezing.' Patterns of frost cover everything and icicles dangle from most buildings. Try to be careful as you're walking around, patches of the ground are frozen over and incredibly slick. Nobody be that dumbass who tries to stick their tongue to the ferris wheel, you're just going to regret it later. Enjoy the fact that almost anything that used to be a liquid is now frozen solid. All in all, it's like someone flipped a switch from summer to winter--there was absolutely no sign something like this would happen in the first place. Why not ask around to see what's up? Or, just enjoy the change of weather and pelt your friend in the face with a snowball, that's also an option. The Carnival re-enacting the plot of Frozen lasts all day, though things finally start to melt and/or magically vanish once dusk settles.

For all you vampires who've slept through most of this, the effects of winter still linger a bit after the faerie's vanished, though in slowly diminishing form. The temperature's a bit warmer and some of the liquids have started to melt, but it's still a bit uncomfortable. It's hard to clean up an entire magical wintery hellscape by yourself, okay?

Alola
Due to the way the Carnival drops people in Alola, it's entirely possible to miss the fact that something weird's going on at the Carnival. Still, some of the winter wonderland manages to seep it's way into the tropical paradise. For most people, the changes are noticeable but easily dealt with. The temperature drops to something more chilly but not downright freezing. Occasionally there are small flurries of snow, but they'll end up melting fairly quickly. Locals are downright confused, mentioning that really, it shouldn't be this cold, this weather is weirdly unseasonable.

Also, what's that weird little ice fox that keeps showing up? More and more ice Pokemon feel a little bit braver thanks to the cold temperatures and are willing to venture out into areas that ice Pokemon might not normally live in. Go train all your fire cats by having them beat up the sentient ice cream cones, everybody.

( ooc: here is the relevant ooc post! This is an open mingle-style log, so feel free to create your own threads, tag around & have some fun! )
npcarnival: (frost)

[personal profile] npcarnival 2017-03-29 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"Did we?" they ask, becoming more confident by the moment. The initial surprise of their displacement seems to be fading as they figure their way around the situation. "She might be hard to find. There is no small number of humans in the realms of Winter!"

"Really, though, you must be talking to the wrong guy. I couldn't claim any authority over Her Majesty's subjects."

Let's both just keep pretending we're on the same page, here.
npcarnival: (frost)

[personal profile] npcarnival 2017-03-29 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
"Orrrr..." the faerie prompts, with an encouraging gesture, "what? You've yet to offer a carrot or a stick! You must be fairly powerful to have summoned me in the first place, but it's pretty obvious that you're out of your league, Jonathan Strange."

They repeat his name with a particular chill, as if they have become more dominating simply by having knowledge of it.

"Since you went through all the trouble, though... humour me! What would you give me were I to have her safely restored? Your magic? Your soul?"
Edited 2017-03-29 18:23 (UTC)
npcarnival: (frost)

[personal profile] npcarnival 2017-03-29 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
The faerie is silent for only a moment before beginning to laugh uproariously. Their wings sparkle with extra icy enthusiasm, as a cold gust of snow materializes, magically forming a snow sculpture in the exact shape of Strange's body and face. It mimics the expression he's had while trying to make his threats.

"If only you could see yourself!" they say, "Talking so boldly!" The life sized snow sculpture will move, its mouth miming the words as the fae mockingly repeats them "-then I will storm your realm to save her myself!"

"You would have been better off offering your soul... perhaps you could settle for being reunited in Arcadia as servants?"
npcarnival: (frost)

[personal profile] npcarnival 2017-03-30 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
The faerie's eyes dart around curiously at that, not looking very intimidated but instead rather curious. They let the sculpture fall apart with a chuckle, and fly in close to Strange's face.

"But think, Jonathan Strange. Do you really want me here?"

The way the last far is said is daunting, much like the way they say his name is. Of course, then the fae flutters over to he candle that Strange had set down at the start. They lift it up in a hand, moving quickly.

"Ooh, what's this do?"
npcarnival: (frost)

[personal profile] npcarnival 2017-04-04 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Ooh, is it important?" the fae purrs. Whoops, too late. They've already snatch it and are fluttering away to the other side of the trailer with it. "Is it for your spell? Fire is so fickle. I would recommend more reliable spell focuses."

And with a swirl of their hands, the candle freezes into a block of ice - flame included. Paradoxically, it's as if the flame has been frozen in time instead of in water. Forever burning, and yet not burning at all.
npcarnival: (frost)

[personal profile] npcarnival 2017-04-04 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't think so," the fae will stay, and Strange will be hit in the face by enough snow that it will probably knock him right over. Then, the fae it bursting open the trailer door and flying outside, only to find...

"Now where did you bring me, anyw- aaay... oh. OH. Oh no, you didn't." They put a hand to their mouth, and turn around to look at Strange in shock after getting a good look at the trees and trailers surrounding them.

"You did! You've brought me straight into the Beast's lair!"
npcarnival: (frost)

[personal profile] npcarnival 2017-04-05 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, yes," the fae responds, after a moment. "I suppose that is what she calls herself, to you lot."

The fae grins devilishly, considering their surrounding. They lift the crystallized candle in a hand.

"Oh well! Thanks for the free rider, human!"

And with a gust of icy wind, the fae flies off. The sky is already starting to turn grey with approaching clouds, and the grass is gathering the beginnings of frost.

Whoops.