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amatmods ([personal profile] amatmods) wrote2018-12-22 07:14 pm
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Death System on Atia




Death Penalties



You have died.



When you wake up, you are on your back in the dirt. You feel sick, but cannot identify the source. After a while, you may get hungry or thirsty, most likely both. The collar is still around your neck, but if you stay here long enough, you will find that it is inactive…after all, you can't kill the dead. Look around you. All you can see is rocky terrain. But what's that, up ahead? It looks like a village. If you wander your way over there, you will find just that. But it is not the happy, paradisiacal sort of city that Atia is. It is dirty and barren. Those who wander the streets are just like you: sunken, hungry, thirsty, and most definitely lost. You may wander around this harsh environment for as long as you like, thirsty, hungry, and alone, but eventually you will need to barter with the ruler of this land, Thanatos, if you'd like to come back to life.



He will be found at the center of the city on a throne of stone and briars, a bastion of beauty in the desolate wasteland. Or as beautiful as a god of death can be. As he speaks to you, he informs you that he will need something in return for your life back. This is your chance to make an offer. If you're lucky, you will be allowed to give up something of your choosing, but if he is displeased with your offering, you will be sent back on his terms. If you do not have anything to keep him, he may keep you there for a while.



Upon reviving, you will be transported to the Temple of Thanatos, formerly known as the Forest Temple. You will be laid out upon a bed set up on a pedestal,, still dressed in whatever clothes you were wearing upon death, in a dark room, lit only by a few candles. If you're lucky, you'll get a room with a window and a glimpse of the foliage outside. Either way, you will remember your time in Purgatory as a desolate time. One of the priests or priestesses will attend to you if you are in need of it; however, they will make it clear that you are not welcome there and that you are expected to leave immediately. It's a far cry from the lavish greeting of Atia's palace, and hardly a warm welcome for someone who's just awoken from the dead.

What will you sacrifice for your life?



Death FAQ



Now, instead of simply waking up in Atia's palace like before, characters will have to actually barter with a God to get their life back. If their offer is not sufficient for Thanatos, you will be forced to either sit out or give up a memory. (see below)




Tier Memory to lose
1 vague or distant memories, like old, nearly forgotten friends, or pieces of your childhood
2 faces of insignificant people, but their names remain
3 a bigger piece of childhood, e.g., important memories, big events, and there is a blank spot in their place
4 the names of insignificant people are gone
5 finer details about homeworld are gone, e.g. foreign geography, culture, etc.
6 face of people familiar to you who are not currently in Atia start going fuzzy
7 start losing important details about homeworld; there's just a blank where that knowledge once was
8 the names of familiar people not currently in Atia start disappearing
9 familiar people not in Atia are lost, and memory of home is only vague
10 all you can remember is your time in Atia
Idea adapted off [livejournal.com profile] conscripted




If you don't want to lose a memory, then you will have to barter something of increasing value to your character.

If you, the player, cannot think of anything truly worth offering (either those memories don't really apply or you can't think os something to give up), your character will be forced to remain in Purgatory for the following lengths of time:


First strike: 1 day

Second strike: 3 days

Third strike: 7 days

Fourth strike: 2 weeks


Please use this option sparingly. It was not intended for an easy way out, but rather as an OOC fallback for players.

Anything beyond that and you will need to consult a mod. This has been done to make death a little more serious. While we understand that death is easy in this game, we could just make it permanent and that wouldn't be any fun, now would it? :( Please note that the third and fourth strike go up steeply.



What sort of things can be offered to Thanatos?

This is where it's up to you to get creative! It can be something like a precious trinket, an important weapon, or something a little less material. In a previous incarnation of a similar system, a character gave up their ability to stand in direct sunlight. You could give up things like sight, hearing, or heck, if you're brave enough, even a limb. It's up to you, but requires mod approval. When it comes to physical items, even if the character does not have it on them at the time of death, Thanatos will retrieve them.



Note that, for example, the first tier, it might be something like a small, unimportant piece of jewelry. By death five it might be something very important to them, like a gift received here in Atia. By nine and ten, it'll be something big.



If you would like to barter something like an action (i.e., Temari agrees to loosen ten collars in the next week in exchange for her life) please talk to a mod so that we can discuss what will happen. While we're not automatically saying no, this is one thing we'd like to talk about beforehand. :)


If my character dies, am I required to post here?

Yes. This is so we can keep track of who is dying and when.


Do I reply in character, or out of character?

Out of character. While it's always fun to do this in-character, in order to make life easier on everyone without having to deal with where to put this, how to lock it/screen it, etc., this will be done all OOCly.


What do I reply with?





Additionally, all comments are screened for the time being.


Do I have to wait for a mod to respond to me?

No, you do not. However, if we feel that your character isn't living up to their losses, then we will be in touch with you. That's the big reason we're taking down this information.


What happens if I choose to mix and match penalties?

Let's say, for example, that Yuri Lowell dies three times. The first time he gives up a memory. The second time, he gives up a small trinket. The third time, he chooses to give up a memory. The memory he loses would be the second tier memory. However, if he dies a fourth time and decides to give up an item, there would be a jump in the quality, so while there's no actual tiers for offerings, it would be equivalent to the fourth tier. To put it another way, if your character gives up all memories until their ninth death, then when they hit their next death and try to barter something, they will have to barter something big and significant.



How long do I have to sit out per death?

Each death, barring any other circumstances, requires one day of sit out. We're not going to police this very heavily, but they can't just come back instantly. However, we're not going to come kick you out of the game because you brought a character back after 23 hours.



This does not apply if you use the strike system; the strike system overrides this option.


Can my character stay longer?

Yes, actually. There are lots of reasons your character could stay in Purgatory longer, if you so choose. They could get lost trying to find their way to the city, or spend some time deliberating what they want to barter. We offer this option because we know that some of you like to be cruel to your characters. ;D


How long can my character stay?

Up to two full weeks, before there starts to be permanent damage, either physical or mental. For example, Naruto spent an extended vacation in Purgatory and returned with amnesia. While players are allowed to do so, you'll be asked to discuss the penalties with the mods.


If my character is dead, do I still have to make activity checks?

Yes! Unless, of course, you're on hiatus. All hiatuses must be filed like normal. However, please plan accordingly. The only other exception is if the mods have granted you prior permission for plot purposes; however, do not presume that we will give you a free pass on the activity check due to death.


Can my character use their network device in Purgatory?

No.








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[personal profile] magus_knight 2012-04-15 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Marisa Kirisame
Character journal: [personal profile] magus_knight
What death is this for them?: 1st
What will they be giving up?: Marisa will give up the memory of the first time she stole from Kourindou.

Marisa died with Steve Rodgers, so she would be back by now. We just got the thread fully done.
Edited 2012-04-15 05:00 (UTC)
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[personal profile] timezone 2012-04-15 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Link (OoT/MM)
Character journal: [profile] young_but_oh_so_old
What death is this for them?: 1st
What will they be giving up?: First strike

Link died on the 14th, last day of the power event, in a fight against Lucifer. He will be returning between dusk and midnight of the 15th - whenever the last hour of the 24hours post death end up being. Fight is going for a few hours but don't know when it will end yet.
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[personal profile] true_noir 2012-05-10 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 1st (May 9th)
What will they be giving up?: Chloe will be relinquishing her fork. The object carries emotional significance as her only physical reminder of her obsessive love interest Kirika Yuumura. She stole it from her as a memento and carried it until the time of her death, when it was used to stab her to death, shortly before her arrival at Atia.

Note: A subsequent thread will still be posted, as Chloe intends to attempt to speak with Thanatos.
Edited 2012-05-10 05:37 (UTC)
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[personal profile] true_noir 2012-06-14 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 2nd (June 13th, 2012)
What will they be giving up?: Nothing - Death is recorded for record purposes. However, death fees are waived for Disease deaths during the June 2012 event.
Edited 2012-06-14 19:48 (UTC)
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[personal profile] androgynoushostess 2012-07-23 05:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Haruhi Fujioka
Character journal: [personal profile] androgynoushostess
What death is this for them?: 1st
What will they be giving up?: first strike?
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[personal profile] magus_knight 2012-07-24 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Marisa Kirisame
Character journal: [personal profile] magus_knight
What death is this for them?: 2nd
What will they be giving up?: Marisa will give up the bracelet Alice Margatroid gave her that has the sigils of Marisa, Alice and Patchouli on it.

Marisa dies on the 27th during the Magato killing plot and the log is in process. I just didn't want to forget to post this here.
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[personal profile] true_noir 2012-07-28 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 3rd (Suicide - Hemlock, July 15, 2012)
What will they be giving up?: Chloe gives her ongoing service to Thanatos, bearing his will into the mortal coil.

(Additional Note: She has been assigned psychological counseling with Tsubaki Kasugano for committing suicide and confessing to the act. Please note to me if her fee/circumsances ever change. thanks.)
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[personal profile] crimson_flames 2012-07-28 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Shayla Shayla
Character journal: [personal profile] crimson_flames
What death is this for them?: 1st July 26, 2012
What will they be giving up?: The name and face of Diva, queen of the Bugrom and the legends surrounding her.
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[personal profile] twosingleminded 2012-08-26 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Anders
Character journal: [personal profile] twosingleminded
What death is this for them?: First
What will they be giving up?: Anders is stubborn and unwilling to return on his own, so I'd like him to remain for the duration of my hiatus (a little under a week) so he can get a good feel for purgatory and reassess his options a bit before returning.
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[personal profile] true_noir 2012-08-31 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 4th (August 15th, 2012)
What will they be giving up?: Chloe gives her ongoing service to Thanatos, bearing his will into the mortal coil. (As per Mod notif)
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[personal profile] true_noir 2012-09-18 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: (5th - Sept 15 '12, and 6th - Sept 24)
What will they be giving up?: The first is paid with her ongoing service to Thanatos, as per mod approval.

The second, caused directly by Demeter, will have a penalty bestowed by her - to be discussed with the Mods.
Edited 2012-09-18 17:56 (UTC)
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[personal profile] true_noir 2012-11-23 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 7th and 8th (Oct and Nov 15th respectively)
What will they be giving up?: Ongoing service to Thanatos
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[personal profile] true_noir 2012-12-13 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 9th (December 12th)
What will they be giving up?: Ongoing service to Thanatos
Edited (slight date updating) 2012-12-14 05:58 (UTC)
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[personal profile] berths 2013-01-13 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Motochika Chosokabe
Character journal: [personal profile] berths
What death is this for them?: 1st
What will they be giving up?: First strike
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[personal profile] true_noir 2013-01-18 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 10th (2nd with penalty, January 18th)
What will they be giving up?: Ongoing Service to Thanatos
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[personal profile] romance_up 2013-01-22 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Heisuke Toudou
Character journal: [personal profile] romance_up
What death is this for them?: 1st (Jan 22)
What will they be giving up?: Going with first tier memory loss. Giving up the name of his mother and earliest childhood memories.

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[personal profile] crownless_king 2013-02-22 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Travis Touchdown
Character journal: [personal profile] crownless_king
What death is this for them?: 2nd
What will they be giving up?: Bartering up the sword he got here in Atia. Kusanagi no Tsurugi, which he got in his first month upon arriving on Atia and has effectively become his signature weapon, even after getting back his beam katanas. (And according to who he got it from, Shirou Emiya, is the actual sword of lore.)
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[personal profile] pyrrhic_sin 2013-02-23 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Mammon
Character journal: [personal profile] pyrrhic_sin
What death is this for them?: 1st)
What will they be giving up?: Mammon will give up the memory of the name of the person she killed in Episode 1 of Umineko no Naku Koro ni. She will remember the circumstances and details, except the name of that person.
Edited 2013-02-23 23:47 (UTC)
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[personal profile] true_noir 2013-04-24 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 11th (February 10, 2 with penalties)
What will they be giving up?: Ongoing service to Thanatos.
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[personal profile] true_noir 2013-05-01 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 12th (April 27, 2 with penalties)
What will they be giving up?: Due to Thanatos being in the land of the living, there is no fee for deaths during the repair of the temple. She returns to life on the 30th.
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[personal profile] heartstringcore 2013-05-13 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Hermione Granger
Character journal: [profile] hearstringcore
What death is this for them?: First
What will they be giving up?: Memories of her muggle childhood friends.
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[personal profile] true_noir 2013-05-15 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Chloe
Character journal: [personal profile] true_noir
What death is this for them?: 13th (May 15, 3 with penalties)
What will they be giving up?: The memories of all insignificant people in her life blend together, forgotten. They all look like the faceless soldats she worked with so long before, even those whose names she remembers.

Note: Per Mod rule - Third Punishment, but second related to traditional death system (as her second is Demeter's direct intervention).
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[personal profile] angra 2013-05-20 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Millia Rage
Character journal: [personal profile] angra
What death is this for them?: 1st
What will they be giving up?: She will forget Chipp Zanuff's face, or why she cared what he did.
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[personal profile] mellowyellow 2013-05-20 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Character name: Masaomi Kida
Character journal: [personal profile] mellowyellow
What death is this for them?: 1st
What will they be giving up?: His parents' names and/or faces
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[personal profile] neverpays 2013-05-21 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Character name: Ling Yao
Character journal: [personal profile] neverpays
What death is this for them?: first
What will they be giving up?: first strike

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