08 September 2013 @ 06:18 pm
[ alviss is in a pretty recognisable outfit, and going by the look on his face, he seems to be pretty confused by it. enjoy his biceps. and enjoy his weird red tattoos again, which you can now see even cover his chest in the form of a strange flame shape. also, there's a fairy asleep on his shoulder? cute. ]

Is this supposed to be a virus? I don't get it at all. They're just clothes. [ he plucks at the tunic. ] Weird, but not really that bad... I guess it's typical of the community for this to still be an annoyance, though. This had better be over soon. I wanted to make sure that I had longer sleeves on by the time I get to Reginlief...

[ he cringes, uncomfortable, but quickly shakes his head. ]

The War Games are starting in just a few days. It's going to be even less likely that I'll be able to spend any time on the community at all, so don't be surprised if it's a while until anyone hears from me again. And... [ sigh. ]

I don't intend to die, but it can't be said that that's not a possibility. I'm only warning everyone that I might not come back from this war. I can't be sure of anything yet... except that I won't lose easily.

[ ... ] Does anyone know why it's clothes?
02 September 2013 @ 10:07 pm
It's amazing how many places you can get cell phone reception these days, isn't it?

Ah, but not everyone here has cell phones! How do you communicate across long distances, then?
18 August 2013 @ 01:47 pm
[ video ]  
[ unlike most posts going up on the network today, "Alviss" doesn't seem much different, at first. somewhat uncomfortable, perhaps. annoyed, definitely. but not so different. ]

This was not what I expected upon waking up this morning. [ a short sigh. ] Community, this is Arturia Pendragon, also known by the class name Saber, speaking. It would seem that the latest virus has also struck myself and Alviss. [ frooooown. ] I must admit, it is... somewhat irritating, suddenly being trapped in another's body.

In any case, I have one or two messages. First of all, Yu, if you see this, I am fine. Please care for Alviss as long as he is with you. If this virus is like the rest, it should not last longer than a few days.

Secondly... Alviss, could you get in contact with me as soon as possible? There are some things you should know about the abilities you currently possess, as well as your current situation. I have some questions for you, as well.

Thirdly... do we have a comprehensive list of whom has swapped with whom? This situation may be far easier to manage if that becomes the case. Thank you for your time.
29 April 2013 @ 10:56 am
I have something to ask of you all. It's a long-shot, but lately it seems that my luck just might have improved. So, I may as well take the chance.

I want to talk to anyone with the ability to cure extremely powerful curses. If you're willing to try, I'll tell you what it is that I'm looking to heal. Believe me when I say that it's a life-or-death situation.
21 April 2013 @ 10:37 am
( video | timewarp virus part 2. )  
[ whatever world you're seeing right now, it's... bad. it's nightfall, and some terrible wave of destruction has passed through here; everything has been reduced to rubble, and there are the bodies of dead soldiers strewn across the place. in the middle of this there are two figures - a tall, pale man holding a strange weapon, and the young alviss who greeted the community just the other day.

alviss is crying. ]

STOP IT! [ he doesn't have a weapon, or anything to fight with, but he's screaming at the man anyway. ] Don't kill my team-mates anymore!!

[ the man pauses, and turns to look at alviss. ] ... You have good eyes.

[ he moves towards alviss, and alviss doesn't back off. the man laughs. ]

I'll give a great present to you for your courage. [ he points the end of the weapon at alviss - and alviss finally recoils, looking at it with fear. ] This is proof that I like you. Accept it, and come meet me again.

[ in the distance, someone else is running towards them, arm outstretched. ] Stop it, Phantom! Alviss has nothing to do with the War Games!

[ phantom grins. ] Zombie Tattoo!

[ something fires from the end of phantom's weapon, bright and glowing. it rips through alviss' shirt and hits him hard in the chest, leaving a huge mark shaped like a flame. alviss makes a pained sound and a moment later, collapses to his knees. he falls face-first on the ground. ]


[ it's too late for the other man to help. phantom turns to walk away, and speaks to alviss over his shoulder: ] When that tattoo covers your entire body, you will become just like me... A living corpse.

[ he leaves. ]

Let's become friends, Alviss.
18 April 2013 @ 04:55 pm
( video | timewarp virus. )  
Come and fight in the War Games!

[ ... shouts a tiny alviss. he looks very much the same as his older self - same hair, same triangles under his left eye, even the landscape behind him seems to be similar. the only difference, apart from him being a child, is the total absence of any of the usual red tattoos on his arms. ]

I don't know how this Dimension ÄRM works, but you're all from other worlds, right? So you're strong, aren't you?! Then join us and fight! The War Games are starting soon, and if you help us now, there's no way that we'll lose! So, please - come and fight to save MÄR Heaven from being destroyed by the Chess Pieces!! I promise that this world is a place worth saving! Help us kill Phantom and the bad guys once and for all!

[ he takes a deep breath and looks like he's preparing another speech, but a voice cuts in from the background: ] Alviss, what're you doing over there? Get over here and eat, kid.

Ah - coming, Boss! [ he gives a quick glance to the camera, and then it cuts out. ]
10 April 2013 @ 09:38 am
( video. )  
[ what the video opens up to is a weird group. alviss is standing there and staring down a blonde kid and a metal ball with a face and a moustache. in the background is a weird bird in a cage and a very angry fairy. you're allowed to be confused, but they appear to be in the middle of a very serious argument, and the blonde kid looks kind of roughed up. ]

That's enough. I have an idea of your strength. [ alviss turns dead serious suddenly. he holds out his hand expectantly. ] Now, hand over Babbo.

[ the blonde kid is not happy. ] Don't give me that crap! Why do I have to give you Babbo?!

Because it must be destroyed.

alviss promptly beats the hell out of a young boy; cut for length  )

[ the boy collapses face-down on the ground, unconscious. alviss stares at him in silence, and he jerks in shock when babbo speaks up next - ]

A great moon... A night like this would be a fine night to die. [ babbo turns to alviss. ] I won't resist, so just destroy me! But if you lay another finger on Ginta, I'll haunt you! ... He's not my friend. He's my escort. And I don't desire to live over my escort's dead body. I'm a gentleman, after all.

[ you don't get to see alviss' reaction, or what he chooses to do with babbo. you get nothing. the video cuts out there. ]
07 April 2013 @ 11:52 am
[ video | locked from team yuetsu ]  
[ bet you thought you wouldn't be seeing this particular account name again.

oh, ye of little faith.

her surroundings may be different, from what little can be made out of them over her shoulders; they look suspiciously like a normal teenager's bedroom, in fact. maybe one that some of you recognise. Saber herself is dressed much more casually than she has ever been before; no armour, no dress, no suit, just a white t-shirt paired with a brown cardi. very average-looking. but otherwise, she looks much the same as she ever has. ]

Hello, community. I apologise for not letting you know of my whereabouts earlier, but the past few days have been more hectic than I would have expected. But please rest assured, I am completely fine, in no small part thanks to the efforts of others.

[ it's not a complete lie. she's physically fine, at least. ]

I need not say, I hope, that the Fourth Holy Grail War has ended. [ her expression tightens for a second, there, with worry and something like frustration. something smaller behind that like regret. ] I realise some of you may have questions about what has transpired in the past week, and I will do my best to answer them if I can.

[ she knows some of the events were broadcast. the events, and part of the aftermath, apparently; she made sure to go through the community and get up to speed. which is partly what leads to her next question: ]

Relatedly, would I be able to trouble anyone with a request for a world-hop? There are... a few things that I would like to check up on, if I may. Thank you for indulging me.
17 March 2013 @ 10:31 pm
[ text | locked from kotomine and archer | dated before gil's post ]  
I do not wish to be the bearer of ill news, but I fear that I will not have much time left to speak with you, community. My time tonight has been spent pursuing Rider and his Master, as I believed them to have kidnapped Irisviel. But I was mistaken. The true culprit had disguised themselves with some form of illusion, and escaped my sight. Whether it was Berserker, or perhaps even Archer...

... in any case, that detail is irrelevant to this post. I merely wished to say that since the war is fast drawing to its close, I think this may be the last time I speak with you all. I do not know what will transpire in the coming days, or how it will ultimately end. There has been much that has thrown my heart into doubt recently. But it has been a true honour knowing those I have spoken to here, and for your company I thank you.

If I may leave you all with some parting advice... please exercise great caution when having any dealings with either Archer or Father Kirei Kotomine. They are both highly dangerous men, and not simply because of their prowess in their respective martial disciplines. It would greatly vex me if any of you were to fall foul of either of them.

That is all, I believe. Thank you for your attention.
17 March 2013 @ 01:16 pm
Strange. I don't remember this scroll. Did Jiraiya-sensei leave it for me?

...Drama Drama Duck? Doesn't look like a jutsu scroll. What in the world is this?
09 March 2013 @ 01:23 pm
03 | Video | Xdere | The World and All It's Problems  
[hat, hair and skirts billowing, Oriko stands, royal and resplendent, with perfect balance atop the tallest spire of Mitakihara, the recorder at the perfect angle to capture the city beneath her in all its glory, despite it presumably being in mid air (hint: magic. Or possibly one of the spheres and some duct tape BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER).

From her place at the top of the world, she preaches, master of all she surveys, seven silver spheres spinning as planets orbit the sun.]

Greetings, my kin!

I hear there are dark times afoot! Matters of machination, of death, destruction and hollow glory, but hold no fear!

I will protect you.

I will save you!

If you would follow my lead, and accept this will and wisdom, then harken to me! None shall falter under my gracious watch, and together, we shall lead into a new world! Without grief, without despair, without loss! We shall form a world so perfect none shall be sad!

What say you?

[...so yes, Oriko has snapped. Sort of.]
19 February 2013 @ 07:06 pm
If I may ask, what are the methods of healing like in your world?
05 February 2013 @ 07:20 pm
[ unintentional video; sword of promised victory ]  
[ should you choose to play this video, you will find that it is nigh-impossible to see anything through a combination of static, darkness, and fog. eerily glowing fog. fog shouldn't be glowing a sickly shade of purple, right?

you can hear the sound of water sloshing against something. something very large. something-- oh dear god in heaven WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT.

whatever it is and however many nightmares it will soon be giving you, if you look past the writhing tentacles, you will see Saber in her full armour, somehow defying physics by standing on the water of the river itself to face the thing. compared to the grotesque mass in front of her, she is tiny. but the sword in her right hand glows with an impossibly brilliant light, gold and warm and seeming to carry every hope you have ever even half dreamed of becoming reality.

she raises the sword above her head with both hands and closes her eyes, concentrating. you may wish for some appropriate background music.

somehow, impossibly, the light from her sword gets brighter and brighter, gold motes rising like dust from the river, the grass, everywhere in the surrounding landscape to join the light from her sword until it is too blinding to look at. ]

[ and softly, whether though some will of the community or some other magic, the voice of a young woman can be heard. ]

"It shines. That sword is the dream all warriors, past, present, and future, hold as their deaths approach. A sad, exalted dream. She carries their will as her pride, bidding them to remain steadfast in their loyalty. Now, the undefeated King sings aloud the name of the miracle she holds in her hand."

[ as if on cue, Saber's eyes open, and she stares resolutely at the monster in front of her. the golden light - energy - flares around her, making waves in the river. she takes one, two steps forward, and-- ]


[ she brings the sword down, and the beam of light comes with it, displacing the water and the fog around it in a chaotic spray as it rushes towards its target, blinding--

the light flares, and the feed ends.

what the hell was she doing using that particular sword. ]
21 January 2013 @ 02:19 pm
( video; backdated to the soul eater virus )  
[ alviss looks a little roughed up, and also like he's ready to strangle someone. ]

Alright. I thought that this situation could be dealt with, but at this rate, I'm almost certain that we're going to die. So, consider this a business exchange - I'll pay someone, anyone, to trade Weapons with me. I'll pay you in gold, if need be. Just get rid of her. I'm begging you.

[ and then roxy lalonde drapes herself over him, chin resting on his shoulder. ] Aw, c'mon, Al. You don't have to be shy—

Don't touch me—! [ a struggle ensues in which he tries to pry her off without doing something drastic like punching her, and the argument continues. ] Do you have any idea how difficult it is to fire a rifle that's too drunk to shoot straight? It had nothing to do with trust all along! It was just because you're not sober enough for a fight! Between your weird Earth Weapon form and your drunkenness making it impossible for me to shoot, I'm surprised we've even survived for this long! [ he looks back to the community. ] I don't know if other worlds accept gold as currency, but I'm offering it. Just take Roxy.

He's just kidding—

—I'm not kidding. Take her. Before she gets us both killed.
15 January 2013 @ 10:28 am
Is everyone from Earth really so eager to explore new worlds that they don't even mind being dragged from their home world? Do they think Earth is that dull?

On a related note... I'm worried that a gamble I made didn't pay off at all. But, on the other hand - I'm fairly sure that MÄR is officially open to visitors now. I don't exactly have the time to entertain guests, but I can assure you that it's well worth your time to see this world.

[ does he sound a little bit proud there? the cool kid loves his world a whole lot. ]
24 December 2012 @ 11:25 am
( VIDEO; )  
[ there is a teenage boy sitting in a forest and looking with narrowed eyes at whatever is recording him. he's definitely unusual, but the most notable feature he has is a bunch of weird tattoos all over his arms. ]

So, this really does connect to other worlds, does it? I knew there were more out there, but I never imagined that there would be so many. And you all travel without Dimensional ÄRM... It's incredible. If we had known about this sooner—

[ he cuts himself off, biting back on whatever he was going to say, and he shakes his head. ]

It doesn't matter. That's in the past.

I'm interested in two things. Firstly, I want to know if any of you have heard of a particular world. It's called Earth; I don't know the details beyond that. I just know that it exists, and it's accessible.

Secondly, I'd like to see if anyone capable of travelling between dimensions can get to this world. I don't know if it's possible... but I have to try. [ he closes his eyes and leans his head back against the tree behind him. ] This is MÄR Heaven. And if anyone at all can reach it, you might just be able to save this entire world.

( ooc | upon trying to worldhop to MÄR, characters will just find a big door that will not open under any circumstances. )