The Ringmaster, Mari, Sans, Zecora, Childermass, Strange, and Lambert.When:
Day 58, at nightWhere:
At the devil mark
in the trees.What:
The Ringmaster has attained what she needs to strike back at the leader of the vampires that have been stalking the carnival, but she needs some help.Warnings:
More wannabe satanism.
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Three of you were here for the original meeting in which the sigil was discovered - and two of you scryed in to watch said meeting against the Ringmaster's orders. Either way, the majority of those invited by the Ringmaster are familiar with the demonic sigil burnt into the ground within the carnival's forests, now in the center of a small crater instead of buried beneath fallen leaves. It's glowing an angry red, like burning coals, and has been every since they tried to destroy it with explosive a few weeks earlier.
The Ringmaster has explained herself to you in advance, this time. She spoke to you in private, asking how strong your grasp was on the arcane, and if you'd be willing to aid her in a ritual meant to defend the carnival from its enemies. Presumably you said yes. She was looking for mages and magic users, the best in the carnival. Also Lambert is here, for some reason, despite only having turned up a couple days ago.
She leads you out to the spot, and starts passing out a set of five obsidian daggers - one to each person, excluding Lambert. They have an odd weight for their size, supernaturally heavy, and read as deeply magical in a way that feels akin to a thick haze of black smoke.
"I need you five to stand at the points of a pentagram, around the sigil. And be careful! We can't risk any geometric carelessness..."
The Ringmaster and possibly YOU.When:
Day 55 - 57Where:
The Ringmaster is mortal now, or something, and it's possible to kill her? But, the real question is... will you? This post can be used for actual murder attempts, but also anybody who really wants to talk to her while she's doing this. (Murders take threading priority, of course.)Warnings:
Possible murder, I suppose.
So, apparently the Ringmaster is mortal now. Or, at least, that's what she says. It may seem like some kind of trick - but on the other hand, she has also sworn this to be true in a way that those more familiar with fae would realize makes lying impossible. Even in general, fae are not inclined to lying and the Ringmaster does not have a history of it.
After her announcement on the radio, she can be found around the carnival, no longer an enormous sea serpent mer, but instead back to her normal human form. She doesn't have a mer tail either, at the moment - instead she just walks on the sand as if there is no water, her thin dress and hair the only think disrupted by its flow. She will not hide from anyone wanting to take a closer look, nor will she threaten people away from taking action against her. For the most part she will just keep acting like she usually does, without the flashy gimmicks, still expecting the same levels of respect.
Why, though, is the question? Why is she not capable of accessing her magic, and why is she telling everyone about it like it's no big deal? It's as if she's trying to play some kind of game - but the suspiciousness of it all may not be enough to put all all opportunists. Believe it or not, the Ringmaster's life may actually be in the worker's hands.
Characters may work to protect her if they wish, but she will not directly order them to. Characters may also, if they choose, actually kill her. This is a real possibility, and something that there are plot plans for if anyone dares make the move - it won't get rid of her forever, but it will affect the upcoming plot in significant ways. Also, obviously, it will affect your character's life, and the lives of those around them.
One thing we can promise is that the Ringmaster will not strike back against her murderer when she inevitably comes back somehow. Of course, whatever other consequences may come from the choices they make are yet to be seen...
Who: Joker, those working entertainment, and whoever wants to do fun arts and crafts
When: The day after the orientation, and then after the ringmaster's announcement
Where: The Big Tent and one of the side stages, respectively
What: Joker gets his performing ducks all in a row, and then does an arts and crafts corner. As you do. Mingle log!
At around ten in the morning, as he told a few other workers and anyone who'd been listening in on the walkie talkies, Joker starts to radio in those who are working under him to meet up in the big top. Hope you had breakfast and not a hangover! Of course, for anyone who tries not to attend, Joker will cheerfully hunt them down and bother them into going.
Sorry, mandatory, you know how it is.
It's later in the day, after the ringleaders' own announcement, that eventually Joker makes another of himself, this time to the general channel. It's an invitation to one of the side stages to make dreamcatchers together, for anyone who still craves company or simply doesn't know what the hell a dreamcatcher even is. Along with that, Joker has taken it upon himself to make sure signs advertising this are plastered all over the carnival.
He drew them himself. Please appreciate the scribbled stars.
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