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Unnatural Updates for the Week of 12.11.23



Photo by Alberich 'Aubrey' Mishin

Things to do this week

All Week

The University of Northern Pennsylvnia - Ashmore Classes have resumed! For a schedule of classes being taught check out the Unnatural Calendar. Interested in becoming a student or teaching? FIND OUT HOW

Dec. 13th @ 5pm SLT

Welcome Wednesday is an OOC event where everyone is welcomed! Meet new and old roleplayers, ask questions about race, lore, or business. Learn about current storylines and how to jump in! This week things are heating up with the Ashmore Fire Department!

Dec. 16th @ 3pm SLT

ΓΘΤ Gamma Theta Tau Frat House Welcome Party - Password needed for entry!

Reach out to Aleksander Gray (bloody sausage) for OOC and IC details!

Dec. 17th @ 1:30pm SLT

New Moon Moot - Monthly gathering of werewolves. Check the #werewolves channel for more information or talk to Haidynn in-world.

Dec. 21st ALL DAY

Yuletide Celebration @ Venue TBD. There will be refreshments and a Dirty Krampus Gift Exchange, entertainment and fun winter activities! Questions reach out to AkirDryad (Bear Stillwater)

Dec 22nd 5pm-10pm SLT

Lazarus is proud to present, Christmas Masquerade. A one night affair celebrating the holiday season. Lazarus will be holding a dual evening of events. A masquerade ball with a burlesque show. All of Ashmore is invited. Perfect for a night out or date night before Christmas!

Dress Code:

-Masquerade Masks

-Gown or Dress for the ladies

-Suit and Tie for the gentleman

Burlesque Auditions: All day Sunday (12/17) and Monday (12/18)

Reach out to Lilith Castellanos (arcadia fehr) in-world or dreyast on Discord to schedule an audition on one of the indicated audition dates.

Want to see more upcoming events? Check out the Unnatural Calendar


Want to host an sim-wide or race only event? Submit your ideas HERE

Make sure after you submit to send a quick DM to Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) in-world or ryder_storms in Discord.


 

Weather Report



 

This week in "As Unnatural Turns"


Photos by from left to right: Ryder Millet, Padgett, Sgt. Dahlyvena 'Dee' Sachiyevic


Light me up put me on top, let's falalalalalalala...


What a week of holiday celebration! The Ashmore Chrsitmas tree was erected and lit this past week. The Union of Santa Clauses issued a statement apologizing for anything that "popped" while on the lap of any of their Jolly elves working the Ashmore Christmas Celebration.


We want to know who Ms. Leah Grave is sleeping with to be named Senior Vice President of Horizon Network Facility Operations (PA Northeast). Let's hope she realizes that the blood bank isn't her personal lunch-time buffet.


Rosemary Broussard was rumored to be seen at Lazarus this week on official business. Many believe she was one of the VIP guests at the exclusive private party Saturday night and brought delectable gifts for those in attendance.


The retro fitting at University of Northern Pennsylvania - Ashmore has wrapped up and classes start this week. Party central...we mean student housing has opened and is accepting applications. P.S If anyone gets the password to the Frat party...hook us up! ;)


Honorable Mentions:


Elmer - The luckiest horse in town! Not only is he treding like a champ on the ice and snow he has avoided become a full course meal to the wild life that hides in the shadows or the shit they call food served up at Bad Moon Saloon.


 

ROLEPLAY TIPS AND REMINDERS


Lore, Consent, and YOU


Did you know you can consent or not consent to being compulsed, cursed, or choked?


No really!


Do you know many of the conflicts surrounding consent based role-play can be resolved before it ever becomes an issue?


Community Leads encourage players to seek consent prior to a scene that could involve actions against another player(s).


One example is glamoring. Not all charms can be seen and just because it's on a titler doesn't mean a vampire will know ICly. It would be wise, if a player is wearing a charm and a vampire wants to try to glamour, that the charm wearer message the vampire to let them know how the charm works and if their are any work arounds. Likewise, if you are a vampire and see something about a charm in the titler, message the player prior to starting the glamor to get OOC consent and their limits.


Please be fair with consent. Take into consideration your environment and if you character's actions have created IC consequences. If you do not wish to be glamored, it may be smart to avoid places heavily occupied by vampires.


Likewise, Phral wanting to perform magic on an individual or group needs permission from the individual or everyone in the group directly involved with the rp. It's like a quote from the movie Practical Magic when the detective is talking to the sister Sally, "Curses only have power when you believe in them."


Players have a right not to consent to a spell. But again this calls for fairness. If you are picking a fight with a Phral, you should expect them to use magic to defend themselves or eventually retaliate with.


However, if Phral show up at an event expecting to curse all the attendants they need to expect that not all players will consent and be okay that their attempt may fail.


Of course these are overly simplified examples. But it is important to remember RP is interactive and collaborative. Your story is dependent of others, just as theirs is dependent of you. Respect limits and wishes of your fellow players. Asking for consent won't ruin the experience, it most likely will enhance it. 




Kali (kaliope.karas) - Sim Owner/Community Lead

Pauleh - Sim Owner/Community Lead

Lexie Vaher - Community Lead

Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) - Community Lead

Fen Blacach (fen.syakumi) - Community Lead





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