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Ganondorf Dragmire ([personal profile] great_king_of_evil) wrote in [community profile] towerofanimus2013-03-04 12:00 am

[Dark World Event] || [The Evil Realm] || [Open] || [2/3]

Characters: Anyone who signed up for the Dark World Plot! Look at tag list for more details.
Setting: The 4th and 5th of March. Located in the Cursed Floors + Ganon's Tower (Floors 6, 7, 8, 12, 62, 65, 68, 70, 73 and 79 + Floor 75).
Format: Most likely action but left at the players's discretion.
Summary: Your character somehow got trapped in the Forest Floor of the Tower-- And it looks nothing like the Forest Floor the characters remember. It's the beginning of the Dark World. Some floors look pretty different from what they did before, some nearly identical. The only way to get out is to go through the dungeons that make up this Dark World.

All characters start out in the Dark Forest, then as they go throughout the forest, they magically walk into one of the three dungeons (the one they have been assigned to). By exploring the dungeons, they will acquire one of the three Pendants that lead to the Core of the Curse, from where the cursed floors can be ended. However, Richtofen is there and happy to make sure that won't be that easy.

Mingle threads are simply for Mingle, whereas the exploration of the dungeons, puzzles, etc happens in the Exploration threads. OOC information here.

Warning: While your character may survive fine and all, the dark world is a dangerous place with lots of monsters and puzzles to solve. Characters may get harmed or killed, but that is left to the players's discretion. Characters going through the water of temple may lose their patience and sanity.

Arrival in the Dark World
Here are simply listed the three different ways your characters may have gotten dragged into the Dark World. Note this can be a combination of many of these ways, feel free to pick how your characters arrived in!

• The character may simply have been present on the floor when Ganondorf cursed it. That's really… Bad luck? If that is how it happened, the character would have been immediately transported into the Dark Forest Floor. If they arrived before the 4th of March, they would have been unable to leave this floor for three days. Which may be pretty unnerving.

• The character may have been caught by a floormaster or wallmaster somewhere throughout the tower, and cast into the Dark World. Floormasters and Wallmasters are gigantic and creepy black, red or purple hands that come out from either the floor or the ceiling and take characters to another part of the tower, point in case the Dark Forest.

• They character may have found one of the black doors of Mordor leading into the cursed floors. Out of luck, a creepy black hand similar to that of wallmaster could have come out of from the door and have dragged them in.

• The last option is the simplest, Ganondorf hided in the shadows and cast a spell on you that teleported you right into the Dark Forest. This option is mostly directed to those who have past history with Ganondorf or who are known to be close of Princess Zelda, Link and Tetra.

Dark Forest -------------------------------------------- Mingle || Exploration

The Water Temple: Wisdom Dungeon ----------- Mingle || Exploration || Boss Battle
The Death Mountain: Power Dungeon ----------- Mingle || Exploration || Boss Battle
The Palace of Darkness: Courage Dungeon ---- Mingle || Exploration || Dark Self Battle || Boss Battle

Richtofen's Laboratory ------------------------------ Mingle || Exploration || Boss Battle

Illusionary Room
Ganon's Tower
dark_world: ([14] Illusionary Room)

Illusionary Room || Floor Twelve

[personal profile] dark_world 2013-03-16 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[Bravo, those who have survived this curse thus far. You who have managed to surpass the forest and into the various difficulties of your respective dungeons to the mutilated, zombie-infested laboratory. It leaves but one final triforce symbol to step on... One that leads to the core of this curse.

When the light show fades, they'll have realized they have arrived on the twelfth floor. Though like the others, it seems to have been transformed by the same sort of treatment that the other floors had. The starts seem dimmer all around, a makeshift illusion of "ground" beneath their feet that was white yet lent no such security of solid footing. The fall on either side seems to be rather far and into nothing, after all. If they try to step off, they wouldn't need to worry about falling... Just alerting the creatures that lurked in the shadows. There are a few glowing yellow eyes in the mix of stars, after all.

Yet if they should look on into where the white road forks in the center of the large floor, they'll see a figure cloaked in black faintly silhouetted by the false night sky.

Do you dare approach, those who have been trapped in this world?]
Edited 2013-03-17 01:08 (UTC)
justabignobody: (♘ Going on and on and on)

Re: Illusionary Room || Floor Twelve

[personal profile] justabignobody 2013-03-17 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Somehow, somehow Riku has made it this far. He is tattered. He is exhausted and really yearning a night (or three) of rest. But he is no less determined as he's been at the start of this and it shows in the confidence with that he pushes on and onto this floor.

Truthfully, he's becoming more and more irritated by this whole affair by the hour - just what is Ganondorf after this time anyways? He doesn't let that irritation show beyond the frown on his face and fills the rest of it away into the shadows of his heart, fans it higher even - he'll need it by the end of the day. Once he would have feared using his Darkness so long, letting it fuel his being to such a degree as he has today, but those times are gone. This darkness is all his; there is really nothing to fear about that.

Way to the Dawn lies solid in his grip as he stares at the ground - he knows the scent of this particular magic; it's been etched into his mind ever since Castle Oblivion. Illusions. Distaste flickers over his face - he's never liked this type of magic much (or really anything that can mess with his senses) - but he lets his eyes follow the path towards the center anyways, narrows them when he sees the silhouette.

Well... if that doesn't look like an invitation.

He steps onto the path without a second thought, ready to face whatever may come as he makes his way to the center.

He is more than ready to end this damn game already.]
Edited 2013-03-17 01:51 (UTC)
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[personal profile] acceptedoblivion 2013-03-17 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[The creatures in the shadow of dimming stars don't make a move. In fact, nothing does. However after a moment, the silhouette shifts, as if they only just heard the footsteps coming closer. There is no audible response other than a soft, rather familiar amused huff.

Because it was someone who he was very familiar with...

The figure makes no move to stop or impede the approach, simply watches from under a hood with a vaguely amused expression. How ironic.]
justabignobody: (♘ Even though the road before me is dark)

[personal profile] justabignobody 2013-03-17 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[Riku glances towards the eyes in the shadows, his free hand twitching slightly at the sight - it's only all too familiar from home. He doesn't like it; at all.

He doesn't move to engage them though, keeping his focus on the waiting figure instead as he continues walking towards it.]
acceptedoblivion: (gentle push ♥ this will make you)

[personal profile] acceptedoblivion 2013-03-20 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
[The shadows don't move at this action, but the silhouette in the center of the path does indeed. It almost looks like they're laughing for a moment, before a voice comes from them.]

Of all the people to step forward first... it had to be you, Riku.

[How amused they sound, but was that an undercurrent of disappointment and another unnamed emotion?]
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[personal profile] justabignobody 2013-03-23 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
[So the other knows his name... does he have it from Ganondorf? Or is this someone he knows? Well... he'll find out sooner or later, hopefully. He snorts softly, an eyebrow raising even as he continues his way.]

Interesting word choice. Have you been expecting someone else?

[That ring of disappointment seems to suggest something like that, at least. Not that Riku cares.]
acceptedoblivion: (revealing ♥ this is the new flesh)


[personal profile] acceptedoblivion 2013-03-23 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Likely sooner, considering the sheer stubbornness of the group who followed a certain king's (oh, does he internally scoff) "plans". Really, knowing what's happened before likely only causes him to be more amused than anything else.

As Riku grows closer, the image is clearer; the Organization coat, something from his world. Either they know more about him then they are letting on, or the illusions are just that good.]

Nah. It's just ironic. [The smirk is still evident, even though-]
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[personal profile] acceptedoblivion 2013-03-23 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
After all...

[...Wait, where did he go? There's no way someone can just disappear into thin air, right?]

I am just like you, or is it the other way around this time?

[It came from behind...]
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[personal profile] justabignobody 2013-03-23 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
[He blinks when he sees that coat, then narrows his eyes... there is no telling that what he's seeing is real, but... it would make more sense at least. Still it makes him wonder... is this Zexion or Axel? Or somebody else? If latter, then who...

Then he hears the voice behind him and feels that feeling of déjà vu pass over him. They've been here before, haven't they? Still he pushes away his unease and snorts.]

'Just like me', huh? Don't make me laugh.

[The urge to turn towards where he's hearing that voice is strong, but he resists it - he is surrounded by illusions and he knows well enough how easily eyes and ears are tricked by those. Instead he concentrates on the one sense he knows he can trust, because while the scent of a heart can be disguised and can never be quite hidden.

He trusts in both the light and the dark and their ability to lead him to the truth, he always will and that's why he rather turns into the direction they point out to him - Keyblade lifting and ready to crack down on whatever illusion he might find there. He is done playing games.]
acceptedoblivion: (smug ♥ pieces of ambition)

[personal profile] acceptedoblivion 2013-03-23 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
Have it your way, then.

[The sound of a blade summoning is unmistakeable, just as the sight of darkness warping around it to create a blade of its own. As it happens, part of the illusion fades, only to reveal the source of the voice. Though this heart, could it really be-?

Well, the clues had been there. The day before this simply dreadful curse befell some of the floors, hadn't there been one person who was acting strange? And the next morning, hadn't their presence disappeared from the tower? Or was it simply a whisper? He'd seen all of them, hadn't he?

Save for one.

The Replica stands there, just outside of normal striking distance. Hood lowered to show his face, expose his presence unlike the coat and newly acquired power of invisibility allowed for. It was like a veil, really.

An empty smirk crosses his lips.]


[He should be.]
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[personal profile] justabignobody 2013-03-25 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Unmistakable indeed - this is his blade that's being summoned after all (or well, the mirror copy of it anyways); he could never mistake the sight or sound of this summon for anything else.

He feels his stomach drop just then as everything falls into place: he hadn't quite thought anything wrong when the other had acted strangely the day before - everybody has an off-day every now and then after all - but he had been wondering, just where he was in this mess, if Ganondorf has disregarded it (had really hoped that this was the case), if the other was even aware of what was going on...

Clearly, he had been.

If Riku were the type to curse, this is where he'd start. Stupid disney contract, really.

The expression on his face is pained as regards the other - this isn't a fight he wants - pained, but determined.]

More than I should be.

[He should have known that something was wrong.]
acceptedoblivion: (anger ♥ we are feeding flies)

[personal profile] acceptedoblivion 2013-03-26 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
[And yet, for all the pain in his older reflection's face, the replica can only smile before slipping back into the half-act. It brought back memories of another time; this situation. Back before administrators, so-called "rescue" attempts... before the constant struggles just to try and live normally in a place that everything wants to kill you. Back when it was his own will to face him regardless of what the consequences would be...

A flicker of a feeling like he'd done the same thing what then had felt like another lifetime ago.

There is no movement to attack yet; no provocation to. There's just so much he wants to tell his real thing, but it will have to wait for when the walls have less eyes than usual. He can't reveal himself to even be a neutral party, and it's not even for his own self-preservation.

It's silent compared to everything else, but that urge to swear was not lost on him either. No... He was simply the curse instead.]

And that's why every single one of you fell right into his trap. [He shrugs it off almost impassively, gesturing to the other three paths.] You let his and that fool's tricks distract you. Not once did you even think to try and find another way out, did you? No; you followed his paths right to the scientist he placed "in charge"... and then to me.

[If anything... he's angry and disappointed. Was he really based on such an idiot?]

No matter which way you go now, he'll use it as an excuse to belittle you, your friends, and the other saps who were pulled in here even further.

[To use you all like he has from the start.]
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[personal profile] justabignobody 2013-03-26 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[A lifetime ago... that's what their last confrontation as enemies seems like to Riku as well and for him it has already been over two years since. Two years since they had faced off, since Riku had struggled to defend what he had just discovered at the time - himself reshaped by the experiences made in Castle Oblivion... and the conclusions drawn from everything that had happened before he found himself in that Basement, no longer afraid of the darkness inside him and willing to do whatever he needed to in order to reunite with the people he cared most about.

Back then, their fight had represented the struggle against who he once had been to him, the last roar of his past persona , the battle that would decide who 'Riku' would become. Looking back, he sometimes finds himself regretting the outcome - but he has long understood that their powers had been too even back then, too closely matched to allow any other result. One way or another, only one of them could have moved on at that time.

Given Xion's ultimate fate that really makes him wonder... is there really no way for Copy and Original to co-exist? (Though... they seemed to have managed fine in the Tower so far... but given where they are now, maybe he's just been kidding himself.)

He banishes that haunted look from his face and raises an eyebrow at the other's rant. If the Replica had hoped to get a rise out of him with that... well, he'll have to do better in that case.]

Wouldn't be the first time it happens. Wouldn't be the first time it fails either.

[Castle Oblivion had been quite the same after all... a set-up to lure Sora further and further up, to steal and wrap his memories and render him into a puppet... and well, they both know just how well that had worked.

There had been repercussions of course, Riku is more aware of that than anyone - and there will be consequences to this too, even if they do manage to stop Ganondorf, there always. He is, admittedly, not quite as confident as his words may convoy, he has been on both sides of the picture, and he knows that it's not as easy as to charge ahead and deal with most visible threat - there are always background politics, always strings and forces that are unseen by all those acting in the foreground; he'd know, he'd been there too.

He doesn't know anything about the background movements of this situation though, and that will certainly be a disadvantage at some point - he just knows it.]

If you are so invested in any of us getting to where we are really needed- [As oppose to where Ganondorf wants them to be.] -then how about you give me a hint?

[This does work both ways. Riku could have attempted to find another way out aside of the one that Ganondorf has laid out for them... but given where the Replica is standing right now, he probably isn't entirely blame-free either.]
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[personal profile] sacred_flamer 2013-03-17 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Damn, he had needed a lot longer rest than he thought he would.]

[Luke had been running to catch up with everyone ever since he had recovered enough to not be ridiculously exhausted after the dragon fight. By the time he made it past the zombies -- or at least what was left after everyone already cut a bloody path through the laboratory -- he was pretty tired again, and his back was reminding him that he just had hot ash thrown at it. He shrugged it off though, giving himself a moment for breath before stepping on the next triforce symbol.]

[He had to pause at the place he ended up in, staring around in surprise. He wasn't... exactly sure where to step, and the feeling that he was going to fall any second making him extremely disoriented.]

[Still, he needed to keep going forward, despite the fact that it felt like he was being watched, and he hesitantly shuffled along the white path, keeping a firm grip on his sword.]
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[personal profile] dark_world 2013-03-24 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
[The room is the same as it had been before the others went through, makeshift walkways still quiet. Mind your footing, though... parts of the white ground seem to flicker in and out of existence with each step taken. It's almost as though it wasn't even there...]
sacred_flamer: (LHL: Determination!)

[personal profile] sacred_flamer 2013-03-24 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[Luke slows a bit, carefully tapping his foot around when he reaches the areas that are blacking out to make sure he's got actual footing or not. If not, he's going to find another way around, or maybe even jump over if the distance is small enough.]
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[personal profile] dark_world 2013-03-24 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[There seems to be something shimmering when Luke taps on the portion that flicker. There is no resistance at the beginning, but then-]

I wouldn't do that, if I were you.

[?! What was that?


Luke will find that his foot seems to be trapped inside the darkening area of the path. One of the monsters in the nearby darkness takes notice of this.]
sacred_flamer: (LHL: O_O!)

[personal profile] sacred_flamer 2013-03-24 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Luke let out a squeak; wait, what?! That's not how this was supposed to go!]

Not cool, not cool!

[He tugged at his leg, trying to free his foot. C'mon, get out! Get out!]
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[personal profile] dark_world 2013-03-24 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[Should have used a stick~]
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[personal profile] dark_world 2013-03-24 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[The Darkball grins, floating ever closer as it opens its mouth. May want to keep trying, before it attacks.

It vanishes into a puff of dark grey smoke, though. That's good! ...Right?]
sacred_flamer: (LHL: Defending)

[personal profile] sacred_flamer 2013-03-24 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[...oh like hell he believes that. Luke's sword is out, on high alert as he kept trying to wriggle his foot out. This was going to suck without proper footing, but he could try dammit.]
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[personal profile] dark_world 2013-03-24 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[And yet, oddly enough, the darkness is just as stable as the "path". At least, that's what he'll find when he is eventually forced to step down. Though maybe he won't have to, considering the path under his other foot disappeared and the barrier passed over him in the process.]

Good luck.

[The Darkball returns to normal at the whisper in the dark, attempting to bite him. Your luck stats, for a hero, are rather subpar....]
Edited 2013-03-24 21:26 (UTC)
sacred_flamer: (LHL: HISSY FIT!)

[personal profile] sacred_flamer 2013-03-24 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[Luke fumbled a little as his foot was freed, trying to figure out what the hell just happened. But... well, he didn't need to figure out much, considering there was that giant ball with teeth.]

[W E L P.]

[He settled himself into a fighting stance.]

Bring it on! I'm not done yet!

[He swung down as it came at him; it was awkward and a bit clumsy, as he wasn't in the best position to retaliate a bite. Yes, his luck sucks, thank you very much.]
Edited 2013-03-26 00:29 (UTC)
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[personal profile] attheclocktower 2013-03-24 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
[Truth be told Xion still is unsure how she's gotten this far. That last fight with Richtofen had been absolutely intense, and if it hadn't been for her mysterious "benefactor," she isn't sure she would have made it past there. But here she is, alive and still fighting.

The floor is familiar, in a vague sort of way. It was never a place she frequently visited, but it was one of the older floors in the Tower.

As she notices the figure in black however, she steps forward cautiously, her Keyblade at the ready and her bad hand held protectively against her chest. This was the person who'd spoken to her. Who'd talked Richtofen out of taunting her so that he could do it insted. That familiar voice.

The whole thing leaves a very sour feeling in the pit of her stomach. But one thing she knows, whatever is coming, she'll be ready.]
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[personal profile] dark_world 2013-03-25 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Are you absolutely positive that you are ready, Xion? Are you? Because for a brief moment, it is almost as though the floors barriers flicker before solidifying even further at her approach.

The white floor shines just a bit more in contrast...]