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Brave New World Mods ([personal profile] bravenewmods) wrote in [community profile] bravenewworld2016-10-29 08:34 pm
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Soulfast Mingle

What: Soulfast
When: During Soul Fast
Where: All over Union, but particularly Ninetales' Vale, people's homes, etc.
Summary: The Celebrations of Soulfast Begin!

It's that time of year again, and all throughout Union and in particular the Ninetales Vale, celebrations are beginning. A festival celebrating the passage of another year, of remembering and honoring the dead, and of placating particularly violent spirits has begun. Soulfasting, an old Union tradition, is one of the most popular holidays celebrated, with the Ninetales Vale being overrun with people of all ages.

Children scamper through the streets of the Vale in masks and costumes, begging for candy, while surly teenagers do the same and occasionally play pranks, and adults celebrate in a variety of fashions. Elaborate, highly fashionable costumes are all the rage, and even the nobility slips out into the Vale for a bit of fun. It's not exactly a popular destination most of the year, given the high concentrations of Dark and Ghost-types but during the festival it's most definitely in vogue and teeming with people all happy to help revitalize the area for a week.

The sounds of music drift through the air, celebratory tunes, dirges, jigs, and tunes for all ages. From the Kurain school on it's hill overlooking most of the Vale, a pipe organ solemnly plays out traditional tunes, and is surprisingly cheery for a ghost school. Across the neighborhood on another hill, Hikawa Shrine has it's doors wide open to welcome visitors, with decorations of all sorts set out.

Games are set up at both locations, including Apple Bobbing, Ducklett Pond raffles, and Pin the Scroll on the Spiritomb, though there are others set up all over the Vale's plazas. Skeeball, Target Shooting, Bell-and-Hammer games, and perhaps most strangely a “Whack-the-Diglett” that's been possessed by one of the local ghosts to give the little wooden Digletts faces all hideously angry ones. Eating contests, Pokemon Battle Circles, a Haunted House (with real ghosts!) and dozens and dozens of fortune telling stands all further add to a carnival atmosphere that even the dead can enjoy!

Lanterns and faux Spinarak webs hang from every lamppost and awning, and food stalls line the streets as vendors ply their wares. Food from all over is available, and it all seems to come together around a central square between the two hills. A stage has been set up, with musicians from all over the known world called in to show their stuff. There are dance tunes from Caldera, Union Pop and Jazz songs at work, setting crowds on fire. Sanctuary has sent a full orchestra to play various classical pieces, while Citadel's famous woodwinds and tribal drums surprise and delight. And towards the end of the day, a band from Glacier comes on stage. Their music starts out slow and ambient, but after a few sets they set up electric guitars and the gloves come off. A folk metal concert, complete with an armored warrior-woman doing the vocals and several of the soldiers from the battle weeks prior (some still bandaged) backing her up. It might be a bit shocking, but some of the youth are definitely getting into it...

And then night falls, and the party atmosphere becomes a little quieter. Plays, family meals, Ghost-story tellings, and more subdued activities become the norm though there's still a contingent of rowdies at the heart of the celebration. It's then that the ghosts really come out to play, slipping through walls to greet relatives or tease revelers. For the most part they seem friendly but not always. As usual, some specters of ill-repute have slipped in among the friendly ones, and they're making trouble. Good thing you have a Warp Band to call an exorcist, right?

((OOC: This is a general mingle log, feel free to put up your own top levels and tag around! Welcome to Soulfasting, everyone! We hope you enjoy!))
rainsrespite: (Requited)


[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-06 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
[Yuuna's not really feeling Soulfasting this year. Not with Merrill still not feeling well, anyway. It'd been something of a tradition for them to go together, but with the events of spring still marring her love's social interests she'd not pressed.

However that doesn't mean she's not going to go. It wouldn't be right to completely miss the holiday, and it was fine. Merrill would probably come out some at night, anyway, at least for dinner, so she could do daytime things. Like...checking out the games.

Maybe you got unlucky, roped into her hitting up a game, or maybe it's an eating contest, either way, she grins and claps you on the shoulder.]

Let's get to it, shall we?
conquerorofwaves: (Default)

Re: Daylight.

[personal profile] conquerorofwaves 2016-11-06 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
[He grins brightly as she claps his shoulder, glancing at the goldeen-catching game]

Yeah, let's see who can get the most.
rainsrespite: (Happily Ever After)

[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-06 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Without powers.

[Otherwise she might just cheat.]
conquerorofwaves: (Sinbad - Merchant of Cheese)

[personal profile] conquerorofwaves 2016-11-07 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
Of course, you're going to find that if it's got anything to do with catching fish, no one can beat me at it.

[He grins, taking the paper 'net']
rainsrespite: (Kinda Linefacey)

[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-07 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
Is that a fact? Prove it.

[Yuuna flips her net over in her hand, ready to go. she's been doing this every year since she was a kid, and her reflexes are sharp as tacks.]
conquerorofwaves: (At your service!)

[personal profile] conquerorofwaves 2016-11-07 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Let's go then!

[He nods as he positions himself, and goes for the first fish, it slips off, but the second he catches readily before going to recollect the one that slipped away]
rainsrespite: (Staring)

[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-08 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Yuuna will watch, letting him go for it, seeing how many he can get within the time frame.]
conquerorofwaves: (Actually a massive dork)

rolling on

[personal profile] conquerorofwaves 2016-11-08 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
[He grins, managing to nail thirteen in total by the time the woman manning the booth calls time]

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[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-08 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
[And when Yuuna steps up to bat...she winds up with sixteen! Maybe it's those fighting type reflexes.]

Looks like I win this round, Sin.
untalented: (embarrassed)

[personal profile] untalented 2016-11-06 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[He had been gone for several weeks, taking care of unfinished business regarding his few remaining holds in Sanctuary and visiting his family's gravesite for the first time in well over a year during the solemn Tenebris ceremonies. His own birthday had passed...but it was of little matter. Twenty-two was just another number, for he felt no different.

Perhaps he was a little taller. His hair was certainly longer, and tied back from his face for the sheer convenience of it.

But returning to Union in time for Soulfast had been important to him-- after all, he had made connections that he wanted to keep in this odd and optimistic city.]

What games are you looking at? [He asked Yuuna, scouring the festivities in the area with a curious eye. Though he wasn't in costume like he had been the year before, he still wanted to enjoy himself.]

...Or, knowing you, it's the Haunted House you're looking at.

[--If only because ghosts still scared him silly!]
Edited 2016-11-06 19:11 (UTC)
rainsrespite: (Requited)

[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-07 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
[Taller or not he's still a nerd. And still much shorter than her. Yuuna looks down, sliding an arm around his shoulder and laughing a little.]

Honestly, we can do what you want.

[It's easy to give him grief, but why do that when she could just be glad to have her favorite minion back?]
untalented: (second thoughts)

[personal profile] untalented 2016-11-07 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
[She could be glad to have her minion back any day of the week-- this was still a once-a-year chance to scare the snot out of him, which was a hobby many found amusing.

He looked up at her, an somewhat embarrassed little smile on her face.]

I'm honestly not sure. Those concessions smell good, and that ring toss game has some prizes that look cute.
rainsrespite: (Happily Ever After)

[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-07 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Yuuna's not most people. She'd rather take the time to scare the snot out of him year round and just be nice one day of the year.

Though, Kintsu is hanging out in her pocket, to give him the expected scare.


Food's good. You've gotten taller, but you need to fatten up some too. Too skinny.
untalented: (tsundere)

[personal profile] untalented 2016-11-10 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
[Waver made a face at Yuuna-- and Orpheus, peeking out of the pocket of Waver's jacket, blew a raspberry at the ghost while Waver huffed theatrically, as if he were put out by the suggestion.]

Who are you supposed to be-- my boss or my grandmother?

[He pouted. It had been some years since anyone had said anything resembing those words to him. But...where was the lie? He was a twig, and there was no denying it.]
rainsrespite: (Surprised!)

[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-10 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
I'm your friend.

[She pats him roughly on the back, nodding towards the food stalls.]

I'm buying too. So what do you want first?
untalented: (chinscratch)

[personal profile] untalented 2016-11-13 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
[It had been an attempt at a standoffish joke-- he knew exactly who Yuuna was, and had considered her one of his first and best friends in Union.

...He really needed to work on his approach.]

What do you recommend? It all looks good, and you know I'm not that picky.
rainsrespite: (Requited)

[personal profile] rainsrespite 2016-11-13 08:18 am (UTC)(link)
Well, funnel cakes, with the bittercreme filling. I know you're not really a fan of the super-sweet stuff.

[And she wasn't really, either. It made her jittery.]