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Activity Check
(June 24-June 30)

The end of the month has arrived, and that means it's time for activity check. To pass AC, players need to check in with us. Please post a quick comment on here; no further activity is required this month.

If you are currently on hiatus, you can fill out AC after returning or get another player to fill out your AC for you.


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Hello all. While we just had a State of the Game, recent events require a further announcement.

Shikki has decided to step down as a mod. Shikki has always been a valuable member of the game; both as a player and as a mod, and was always there to keep things moving along, while also coming up with some awesome ideas for events and the plot of the game. Without her, Kagaku may not be nearly as amazing, so you all can thank her for that. Her contributions as a mod shall be greatly missed.

As you may realise, this leaves me, Bee, as the sole mod of Soulgemmed. If I may be honest... I am unsure what this means for the game. I say this with no ill will towards anyone, but we have lost an enormous portion of the game. I have no intention of throwing in the towel or closing the game without any warning, but I'm sure I am not the only one who is concerned right now. Logic dictates that I should seek out more mods, but until I have a clearer picture of the future of the game, I don't want to do this. There are many different paths we could take at this moment, and I would like to ask you, the players, what your thoughts are.

Should I continue on as normal, seeking out new co-mods in order to make this feasible? Or perhaps, should the game transition to more of a sandbox-esque style of play, still featuring events but on a much more lax scale? Or should the game move into endgame territory? Is there another option you would like to bring up?

Please, I ask to hear what you all would like. I love this game with all of my heart, and I feel especially in this instance... your opinions are paramount.

Thank you.
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Hello everyone.

First off, we have some very sad news. Yue will be stepping down as a mod and leaving the game. Yue has given so much to this game and has worked so hard to shape it in to what it is today, and we know her presence will be sorely missed. Yue brought us boss fights, mysteries, and endless silliness and fun in chat. She's put her heart and soul into the game, and truly, Soulgemmed wouldn't be nearly the game it's become if it weren't for her influence. We wish her nothing but the absolute best, it was an honor being able to mod beside someone so kind-hearted and full of despair inducing love for everyone.

With that said, we are currently not looking for any more mods. If the need should arise we will open mod applications in the future, but for now we will continue on as a team of two. We're currently uncertain for what this means for the game's pacing, but the overarching plot and mysteries will remain the same. The game shall continue, and we shall continue working our hardest to give you all the best experience we can offer: despair and suffering!

As it stands, the game is incredibly plot based. We do not plan on changing that; the mystery and overarching plot is what makes Soulgemmed the game it is, but we admittedly have concerns over maintaining its current pace. After some discussion, we have decided to slow down the pacing of the plot. Events will remain monthly, but we plan to make them far less plot heavy. This isn't to say that we will have filler events that don't fit the tone of the game, don't worry! What this means for you guys is that the scope of what a single event will comprise of will narrow, allowing us to continue giving the same experience with a more manageable mod load. Essentially, the plot developments that have in the past come from a single event may be spread across multiple events, where fitting.

What we are looking for are suggestions for the game moving forward. One concern of ours is what this may mean for the well loved boss fights. As you may know, Yue was the brilliant mastermind behind these fights, and to be frank it was a near inhuman talent. While we have no plans to change the format of the boss fights, we aren't entirely sure how to make them more manageable in terms of a time commitment. The reality is that retail is both inflexible and unpredictable, which makes it difficult to plan things out.

Some possible ideas we've had are:
» Shorten the length of the boss fights to something akin to a murder game trial.
» Stretch the length of the boss fights to accommodate for varied schedules.
» Something else, that we haven't thought of!

We feel that neither solution is ideal, and would greatly appreciate any input.

Thank you guys so, so much for making this game what it is. From the bottom of our hearts, we adore Soulgemmed and its players. The enthusiasm you all show is truly amazing, and it drives us to try even harder to provide you all with an entertaining time. Soulgemmed is a wonderful, close-knit community and we couldn't ask for a better player base.
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AC Warning List


The following characters have yet to reply to activity check for this month.

Asriel Dreemurr (Canon)
Bro Strider (Canon)
Dito (Canon)
Dirk Strider (Canon)
Lucifer (Canon)
Mettaton (Canon)
Sayaka Miki (Canon)

Players must reply to AC by 11:59 PM EST on June 2nd or their character(s) will be idled from the game. If you are on this list and wish to turn in your AC, please use this post. We will not be allowing comments to this one.

If you believe that you or someone else you know has been placed on this list erroneously, please let us know.

Thank you.

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Activity Check
(May 27-June 2)

The end of the month has arrived, and that means it's time for activity check. To pass AC, players need to type up a short paragraph explaining what their character has spent the month doing. Please provide links alongside your paragraph so that moderators can easily verify that said activity exists.

If you were accepted in the month of May or were on hiatus for at least two weeks, you need only check in by replying to this post.
If you are currently on hiatus, you can fill out AC after returning or get another player to fill out your AC for you.


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June Event Details


It begins with a single text, sent to the phones of every last magi in town.

1. All magi in Nyoi-cho shall participate.
2. After receiving an order from the King, the order must be completed within 24 hours.
3. People who do not complete their order shall be punished.
4. Withdrawing from the game is not allowed.

Where there should be a sender's number, there is only blank space; that's the first sign the magi receive that something is wrong, and that the orders they are about to receive are not to be ignored.

The King's Game

Starting from the 1st, at exactly the stroke of midnight, the magi will begin to receive daily texts with orders to carry out. Some of the orders are generalized; "a magi with a blue soul gem must punch a magi with a red soul gem." Others are more specific, going so far as to single out a particular individual.

Beneath the orders that are listed, the name of a magi is written, followed by a declaration.

This is today's King. Their order is absolute.

The name listed changes from day to day, but it seems that the one whose name is listed has the power to give voice to a single command that they wish to see carried out. Said command will then be sent out to the town via text.

The instant that an order is successfully carried out, the same text is sent out to every magi.

Execution confirmed.

Upon receiving it, the magi can breathe a sigh of relief and know that the danger has passed for the day. However, if by the stroke of midnight an order has been left incomplete...

Punishment

Punishments for failing to complete an order can vary drastically, ranging anywhere from a multitude of painful ways to die, to loss of one's senses, to something as benign as having the identity of their crush announced via text. There's no telling which punishment a magi will receive if they should ignore an order, but one thing is certain: a punishment will be given out.

When a magi receives a punishment, they will find that punishment unavoidable; for example, death will come almost instantaneously for those who are sentenced to death. Even in the event that a magi's punishment seems impossible to carry out (such as a magi submerged in water being punished with spontaneous combustion), it will inexplicably happen one way or another.

In Summation...

» For the sake of the orders, we ask that each player reply here with a description of their character's soul gem. Include its color, as well as the type of jewelry it becomes when the character is transformed. Where on the magi outfit is it located? What shape is it?
» If there are any punishments or subsets of character-specific orders that you would like to opt out of, please leave a reply here.
» If you would like to enter the lottery for a chance for your character to be King for a day, please leave a reply here. Some lucky characters may even receive the chance to become King multiple days!
» If you would like to request specific orders for your character to be subjected to, please leave a reply here.
» When an attempt at completing an order is in progress, please leave a thread link here under the toplevel for the correct date. Be sure to let us know whether the attempt will be successful or not as well!
If you have any further questions about this event, please leave them here.
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Order Masterlist
6/1 (King: Gary Smith)
Everyone must publicly announce one secret they don't want anyone to know. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a blue gem must publicly confess what they wished for.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Rue must tell everyone what she did.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/2 (King: Gary Smith)
Three Magi must give a wedgie to a Magi with the same color gem as them. At least an attempt for an atomic wedgie must be made. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a red gem must confront an old fear.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Bro Strider must destroy Lil Cal.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/3 (King: Asriel Dreemurr)
Everyone has to touch their nose. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a green gem must publicly reveal the identity of a magi towards whom they feel resentment or jealousy.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Yuri Plisetsky must choreograph a ballet routine to Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/4 (King: Ryoko Asakura vs. Lucifer)
There are two claims to the throne today. All magi must choose a King to align with.

(REIGNING KING: RYOKO ASAKURA)



One magi must tell another magi something they like about them. [Ryoko Asakura's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Find the person you hate the most here. Make them pay. [Lucifer's Order]

(STATUS: FAILED)


A magi with a heat or fire-based power must light another magi on fire.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/5 (King: Dave Strider)
Five magi must give Dave Strider $50. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A veteran magi must haze a less-seasoned magi.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Asriel Dreemurr must make a pie of poisonous plants, and eat it himself.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/6 (King: Jimmy Hopkins)
Three magi must provide Jimmy Hopkins with stink bombs of their own concocting. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a crown-shaped gem must force another magi to verbally admit their superiority.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Dirk Strider must share his failure with the world.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/7 (King: Karamatsu Matsuno)
My brothers and sisters in blue. I'm going to bestow of you a badge of honor. Wear it proudly for as long as you wish. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a red gem must purposefully goad another magi into a fight with them.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Dave Strider must confess the truth to the one they lied to.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/8 (King: Mohammed Abdul)
Every magi must spend today reading their favorite book. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a heart-related gem (either shape or location-wise) must plant a kiss on another magi. The location and duration of the kiss is irrelevant.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Azula must serve others and put everyone else's needs before her own.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/9 (King: Gaston)
All magi must cease their incessant bickering for one full day. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi who has harmed a fellow magi must go to that magi and prostrate themselves before them. They must beg for forgiveness. If forgiveness is not obtained, they will be punished.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Bro Strider must not wear his shades for a day and make eye contact with everyone he encounters and speaks to.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/10 (King: Viola vs. Shinoa Hiiragi)
There are two claims to the throne today. All magi must choose a King to align with.

(VOTING: DEFAULTED TO SHINOA)



Stop and smell the roses. [Viola's Order]

(STATUS: VOID)


The town is to produce two flower crowns (to be delivered to Shinoa & Viola) and a set of ten hoodies for the Third Street Snakes (to be delivered to Butch)! [Shinoa Hiiragi's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Two magi who are on friendly terms with one another must play a game of chicken together. The loser will be punished.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/11 (King: Laurent vs. Diarmuid Ua Duibhne)
There are two claims to the throne today. All magi must choose a King to align with. Laurent has broken the rules, and has faced punishment.

(VOTING: VOID)



Every magi able to fight is only to hunt from 9pm to 11.30pm tonight. In this time they must kill every Nightmare older than half an hour in two of Nyoi-Cho's wards. They are to assemble at the bulletin board by 9pm to begin hunting. [Laurent's Order]

(STATUS: VOID)


Every magi must genuinely apologize to one of their fellow magi who they have physically hurt or upset emotionally. [Diarmuid Ua Duibhne's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a flight-based power must fly as high as their power allows, then untransform and plummet to the earth in freefall.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/12 (King: Lilith Aensland)
Bonnie must stab herself until she bleeds out. [King's Order]

(STATUS: FAILED)


A magi with a scythe must execute another magi.

(STATUS: FAILED)


Lucifer must sing a hymn over the mirror network.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/13 (King: Bro Strider)
Make macaroni and cheese. Cook that shit up and send me a video of you finishing stirring it and showing me the finished product. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with blood on their hands must publicly announce the names of their victims, as well as the circumstances leading up to and related to their crimes.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


Lilith must consume all the rat poison she can find.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/14 (King: Lemmy Koopa)
Everyone has to make an animal noise before they can talk every time they say something! [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a white gem must choose another magi in town. The magi of their choice is their King for that day, and their every order is absolute. They cannot choose a magi whom they would consider a friend.

(STATUS: VOID)


Karamatsu Matsuno must tell the truth.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/15 (King: Cassandra Marko)
Sandy demands that all Magi flex their creative muscles and make a piece of "Art!" [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a dark gem must extort another magi for their money.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


6/16 (King: Osomatsu Matsuno)
Every Magi must give Osomatsu something expensive! [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)



B.B. Hood must set her cape and hood on fire until it burns into ashes.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/17 (King: Dito and Azula)
There are two claims to the throne today. All magi must choose a King to align with.

(VOTING: AZULA)



The magi with warm-colored gems must do as they please without care of the consequences for a full 24 hours. [Dito's Order]

(STATUS: INCOMPLETE)


King Azula desires the magi to throw a feast in her honor complete with tasteful decorations, lots of food and music, the dress code is maids and butlers. [Azula's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)



A magi with a guilty conscience must confess.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/18 (King: Baby Bonnie Hood)
One magi, any of them at all, has to deliver something for me! You'll have to come and get it from me, and I'll give you the rest of the details then. ♥ [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi with a grudge must seek vengeance.

(STATUS: FAILED)

6/19 (King: Mettaton)
At least 3 magi must submit a creative piece in the likeness of Mettaton with only the most positive connotations. If there's any negative creations delivered, they will not count towards the total. Be original and inspired for extra credit. [King's Order]

(STATUS: VOID)


A magi with a food-related gem or food-related powers must consume copious amounts of bitter almonds.

(STATUS: FAILED)


Ryoko Asakura must puncture at least one person with her knife.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/20 (King: Jughead Jones)
One magi must buy me a milkshake. [King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)


A magi who has spoken to Kaneko Kouzai at least once before must explore Minami-ku. Any magi who makes any attempt to communicate with her will be punished.

(STATUS: FAILED)


B.B. Hood must leave her dog in someone else's care for 24 hours.

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

6/21 (King: Kameyo Arai)
A magi with pure hearted devotion towards another magi must die, and must make a show of it.[King's Order]

(STATUS: COMPLETE)

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Hey, everyone! A few changes have occurred to the setting, and the locations page has been updated accordingly. Here are a few more notes about the change:

» All street signs and written documents have been amended to reflect these name changes. The flickering sign that appeared in April has now settled permanently on the words "WELCOME TO NYOI-CHO," and signs that used to refer to Nyoi-cho itself have now changed to refer to only Higashi-ku.
» The other three wards no longer display any visible signs of glitching.
» Nightmares can now appear in the other wards.

If you have any further questions to ask about this change, please feel free to leave them in the comments!
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AC Warning List


The following characters have yet to reply to activity check for this month.

Azula (Canon)
Lilith (Canon)
Harley Quinn (Canon)
Dito (Canon)
Dirk Strider (Canon)
Sayaka Miki (Canon)
Sandy Marko (CRAU)
Taiga Aisaka (Canon)
Asriel Dreemurr (Canon)
Mettaton (Canon)

Players must reply to AC by 11:59 PM EST on May 5th or their character(s) will be idled from the game. If you are on this list and wish to turn in your AC, please use this post. We will not be allowing comments to this one.

If you believe that you or someone else you know has been placed on this list erroneously, please let us know.

Thank you.

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Hi everyone! It's Rae adding to my collection of egotistical assholes with this barge-sized human. Most of you probably know him already but in case you don't this here is Gaston from the animated Disney movie Beauty & The Beast! He is narcissistic, chauvinistic, egotistic, and a big dummy. The only thing he loves more than hunting and flexing is himself. Look at him. He's perfect. He's so perfect his wish was to somehow find a way to be even better. Sounds reasonable, no? Anyway I'm terrible at intros so here is his info and I look forward to ruining the mirrors further with Gaston's stupid face!
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Hello, it's Box ([plurk.com profile] likeabox) rounding out my trio of shithead teenagers (well, or close enough in Shaundi's case) with Heather Mason from Silent Hill 3!



Heather, when she isn't found kicking god in the face (long story), can be seen hassling shady detectives, reacting to monologues by leaving the scene, and spending the first half of her game attempting to not be in it. Which is pretty hard to do, when that game is Silent Hill and the call knows where you live. She came here instead because she wished Kyuubey would go away, and he seems to have given her exactly what she asked for.

Her game's pretty heavy on the scares and heavy subject matter, so I've got an opt-out post here if you'd like to use it!
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Hey, everyone! This is Yue ([plurk.com profile] inkscapes), bringing in Gaston from Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.



Gaston here is a Samurai from a world where the apocalypse occurred, demons invaded the earth, and angels descended and imposed a strict rule over his country - a "clean" land where the citizenry are protected from the demons so long as they give up, oh, just this tiny, irrelevant little thing known as their personal freedoms. The Samurai in particular are bound to a life of servitude and undying devotion to the kingdom, tasked with fighting demons so that peace can be maintained.

As a result, Gaston is... pretty ridiculous about holding himself up to these lofty, unattainable ideals for what a Samurai should be, and he does a whole lot of posturing and regurgitation of beliefs he doesn't actually hold.

He eventually gets better - I'm taking him from the Massacre route, where he's undergone a lot of positive character development - but unfortunately, thanks to his wish, he won't remember any of that.

Anyway, his information can be found here. I'm looking forward to playing with everyone!
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Activity Check
(April 29-May 5)

The end of the month has arrived, and that means it's time for activity check. To pass AC, players need to type up a short paragraph explaining what their character has spent the month doing. Please provide links alongside your paragraph so that moderators can easily verify that said activity exists.

If you were accepted in the month of April or were on hiatus for at least two weeks, you need only check in by replying to this post.
If you are currently on hiatus, you can fill out AC after returning or get another player to fill out your AC for you.


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Hello everyone! It's time for a State of the Game!

Welcome to the end of Soulgemmed's first arc. It's sure been quite the wild and crazy time, wouldn't you say? All sorts of wacky adventures for the magi to have, forming deep bonds among each other as they overcome challenges together... The sheer despair and suffering of failing to protect those you hold dear, weighing on their shoulders... You know, the usual magi things! We hope you've all had fun over the months; we know we've had a lot of fun setting the stage for you all!

Let's get into the good stuff, shall we?

» Regarding Discord: we understand that this has become a hub for communication in the game, however we want to remind players to use the questions section of the ooc plotting post for questions relating to the event. Not all our players use Discord and we want to be sure all questions are answered where they can be seen. It keeps things all in one place as well, so everyone has a simple, easy-to-access resource for events.

» Do not message us individually or privately about questions regarding the game. Ask on the FAQ or event plotting post; it would not be fair to allow individual players to circumvent the wait time on those because they have access to private methods of contact.

» Along those lines, please do not contact the mods on personal accounts for assistance in writing apps or for issues relating to the game. Please PM us or use the concerns post to bring up any issues you may have unless it is an emergency; that way we can ensure it is seen to.

» Given that our first major arc just ended in April, May will be a respite month - there will be no official game event in May. This means that it's the perfect time to squeeze in those player plots you might have been planning for! Request at our calendar.

» We will be having a gamewide HMD on April 21st! Participation is encouraged, but not mandatory.
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Power Regain

As a reward for this month's event, all characters can get one power regain.

This month is, however, a little different! Every character will receive one brand new mid-leveled power. This means that, unlike the other power regains we've had thus far, this power can be as strong as a power that has been upgraded once; it is not a base power.


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i'm really lazy and don't want to go find a gif or anything from archie's weird mysteries or something

Hiya folks, it's Chase bringing in a fourth! This is Jughead Jones! You might know him from that weird CW TV show Riverdale, and you'll be pretty dang surprised to find out that there's actually 60+ years of comic history before that featuring this guy!

All joking aside, Jughead is from the recent Archie reboot, where it updates all those teenagers from the old Digests you may have seen around your local grocery stores and gives them a fresh coat of paint. Jughead in particular, aside from being Archie's burger eating friend in the main series has his own series as well, where he goes on adventures (in his mind) and saves the school from secret agents (not in his mind).

His info post is here and his HMD is coming soon, please forgive. I'll try to get an intro or something up before the weekend is up!
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Hello everyone!!! I am brand new and here to bring my most favorite girl into the mix!



This is Rue from the most illustrious Princess Tutu. As you can probably tell from the canon title, she likes to dance ballet and she is very good at it. She's haughty, distant, and terribly sad as she deals with her terrible self-worth as a result of being raised by an evil crow monster. She's a sweet girl even if she tries to hide it. She's currently blaming herself for her boyfriend also being turned into a crow monster, so... yeah. That's the baggage she's gonna be bringing in on top of all her... other baggage.

As for me? My name's Carmen and I've been staring at this game for ages before I finally bit the bullet and apped. You can add me over at plurk on [plurk.com profile] drilnos where I talk about... idk. Mainly my fave canons and how much I am tired of school/tired in general. And I hang out on discord too as some of you have probably noticed lol.

I'm excited to be here and tag all of you!!!
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April Event - OOC Post

You know the drill! The actual post itself is already up, so we're forgoing a summary this time. This is a post for OOC plotting, questions, maybe even some collaborative effort on figuring out what the more mysterious parts of the event are all about...

Oh, and this time around, investigation as well. Please reply here with a link to a thread where your character is in the process of exploring location(s) with another, and we'll let you know if they'll find anything amiss!



As always, if you have any questions about this event, please leave them here.
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What's up everyone it's James here, player of your friendly neighborhood pigteen and demon lord, and I'm just passing by as I make Yue and Shikki's dream come true and smash that dream into a nightmare.

For those who don't know, this handsome fellow right here is Bro Strider Dave's complete, sociopathic, asshole rad older brother. Dude has seen that this place is just a mess and, graciously, Bro has agreed to bestow himself upon the town in order to whip it into shape. He's totally going to help and not dick around at best or be a hostile asshole at worst, I totally promise guys.

Either way, I'm sure he'll be glad to see all of you. Especially you Dave. He always sees you.
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AC Warning List


The following characters have yet to reply to activity check for this month.

Pokey Minch (CRAU)
Garviel Loken (Canon)
Lucifer (Canon)

Players must reply to AC by 11:59 PM EST on March 31st or their character(s) will be idled from the game. If you are on this list and wish to turn in your AC, please use this post. We will not be allowing comments to this one.

If you believe that you or someone else you know has been placed on this list erroneously, please let us know.

Thank you.