On the morning of March 15th, you will find a letter resting in a place you're unable to miss. Maybe on your bedside table, maybe taped to your mirror, maybe even inside the pair of socks you were about to put on. Each envelope is a gentle pastel color, corresponding to the god who's chosen you - Hope is purple, Fear is green, Rage is red, Delight is yellow, Sorrow is blue, Confusion is orange, and Tranquility is gray.
Each letter reads:Congratulations! You have been chosen! [God name] thinks you're a great fit for their team! All you have to do is spread their emotion, and you'll get a blessing - and if your team wins, you get the grand prize: one (1) request for each member of the team, no payment required! Or you can band together and request one big thing, it's all up to you! So find your allies, get started, and let's win this thing!
As you're wondering why whoever wrote this doesn't seem to know any punctuation besides exclamation points exists, you may feel a mild sense of competitiveness creeping over you. You kind of want to win, and if you're naturally competitive, that desire will be even stronger. You'll also discover that when you meet someone else on the same team as you, you feel a sense of camaraderie - maybe you should help each other out? Either impulse can be easily ignored, but that's no fun! Wouldn't it be way cooler to work together and beat those other, crappier teams? Yeah, we thought so too.
After reading the letter, a friendship bracelet in the color of your patron god will appear on your wrist. It can be removed easily enough, if you want to hide your team affiliation or just hate friendship bracelets, but with or without it you'll still feel inclined toward friendship and teamwork with your teammates! (Screw all those other guys, though.)
What your characters can do to help their team win is pretty much up to you - the sky's the limit, as long as it induces the emotion of their team. Scattered in shops around the city are items that might help with this: hopeful greeting cards, scary fake spiders, jars of glitter, and other assorted small things. But you don't need props to get a reaction out of someone, right? It can be as big or small as your character wants - you could insult someone to make them mad, tell them a sad story, pretend you're your own identical twin and confuse the hell out of them. Or, for the more extreme folks... well, terrifying attempted murder and spiking someone's drink so they'll have a good time isn't out of the question. All that matters is inducing the correct emotion. Have fun!
Any character that participates will receive a blessing from their patron god. Please read the page carefully if you have any questions about how these work! One good thing to keep in mind is that if your character has a similar power already, or simply doesn't want that particular power, they can give it away or trade it. Your characters will receive the blessing spheres on March 21st, the day after the event ends. We'll be keeping an eye on participation, but it would be very helpful if you let us know, in plotting posts, on the CR meme, or anywhere else, if your character is not participating, so we know to leave them off the list of who gets a blessing.
Finally, the grand prize is - as stated in the letters - one request for each person on the team. If requested individually, these would be a smallish reward. For example, a kind of food they've wanted, immunity from another event, healing of a wound, or a special weapon. However, if most of the people on the team band together and agree on one thing, the reward can be much bigger - for example, an entirely new building in the city. Maybe you really wanted that cafe! Now's your chance. Smaller groups of people on the same team could also join together to request a slightly bigger reward to share, if they wished.
Ready for team assignments? Check below for your character's patron god:
Sharon da Silva
Ulaume har Colurastes
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
Shadow the Hedgehog
Noctis Lucis Caelum
Regis Lucis Caelum CXII
Ray Shin Fang
Anne of Austria
Dr. Lee Rosen
Please let us know if we missed anyone.
► March 15th: Letters appear, the event begins
► March 20th: The event ends, a winner is chosen
► March 21st: God blessings appear for all participants