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Empatheias Mods ([personal profile] simpathis) wrote2014-05-25 12:27 am

[ ARCHIVED ] [ tree of memories ]

— TREE OF MEMORIES —

The current Pod Tracker can be found here.


At the end of the Light of Helisum festival, at the strike of midnight ushering in the month of Penta (August), a giant tree grew in the place of the central clock tower in Merchant's Square, overtaking and practically consuming as it surged forth. The petals of the tree reveal memories of those who are nearby. Fresh, deep, hidden, good, bad, and sometimes influenced by the prominent emotions around it. This tree, like everything else in the world, is affected by the flow of emotions, but not much is known about it. There are also creatures that lurk within the tree, but have only left it once. Otherwise they remain inside. Originally hostile, they have calmed somewhat and only attack when provoked. Enforcers continually monitor and supervise the tree, while researchers continue to study. Anyone can venture inside.

One important feature of the tree, however, are the pods that hang high above from its branches. It took some time, but eventually some fell to the ground below and revealed memories of the world past and the Arehtei. Since then, efforts have been made to try and make more fall—and that's where this entry comes in. For however long the Tree persists, this entry will serve as the official tracker that players can comment to to help indicate the Tree's progress.

If you wish to have these counted toward the Emotion Tracker, then you will have to comment again to the tracker. A little annoying, but it'll help keep things organized and less likely that it's missed.


❖ The Pods


Since the tracker is for the pods, it's important to know how the pods work.

» Arehtei association. Most of the pods ultimately relate to a specific Arehtei. However, there are pods that seem more generic about the world or seem different than the others. These pods are classified as "unknown." Other than being different in content, they behave the same way as the rest.

» State of the pods. The memory each pod contains could be good, bad, or a complete mystery until it falls. If a pod is particularly bad, it will look as if it's about to wither. If the pod is good, it will look as if it's bursting at the seams ready to flower.

» Initially unknown. All pods look relatively the same color wise at first. Once they've received a few points toward the correct alignment, they will begin to change color to match the symbolic color of the Arehtei it's associated with.

» Unknown pods. Unlike the more specific pods, "unknown" pods will not have a specific color. They also do not seem to latch onto any particular specific emotion. Rather, they seem to take in generic and apathetic emotions instead.

» Work on multiple. Although the tracker doesn't have a notation for it, it is possible for characters work on multiple pods and work with each other. Directions about how to specify this are on the form.


❖ Emotions at play


Similar to the Emotion Tracker, this tracker counts the type of emotions that are "sent" to a specific type of pod. This is how the counting works:

» Only count the session. Rather than trying to put a value on the strength of emotions, to make this easier players can only count the number of separate instances a character visits and works on a pod. A player is free to have their character visible multiple times.

» Point system. There is a defined point system for this tracker.

  • 1 point for non-aligned. Characters who want to help but are not aligned to a particular pod will give one point for that pod.

  • 2 points for aligned. Characters who work on pods that are associated with their aligned Arehtei will automatically give two points per session.

  • 20 points minimum threshold. For a pod to fall, it must reach 20 points. Once it hits that threshold, it can still receive more but it's guaranteed to fall one will fall within the month or in the next, depending on the timing of the points.

  • Rollovers. The points are cumulative, so they will continue to count until they reach the threshold. Once it does, then it will start over again.

» Positive or negative. Although pods will already have a "starting" state, the type of emotions "channeled" toward the pod can further affect the memory revealed within. How the memory is affected will be determined whether it's over 50% toward one or the other side. So for example, if out of 20 points a pod is 15 positive and 5 negative, then the pod will reveal a more positive memory. If it's evenly split, it will have no change and present the original memory.


❖ The form


The submission form is pretty straightforward. It's similar to the one on the Emotion Tracker, just catered more for the Tree's purpose. Unlike the Emotion Tracker, there is actually less need to provide a thread and thus the sessions can be handwaved. However, that means we are expecting players to be reasonable. As tempting as it is to have a character single-handedly provide 20 points to a pod, please don't do that. Make it reasonable or we will adjust the criteria. This is meant to be a group effort.

Player: Anna
Character: Sassafras
Date: 1/05
Pod #(s): Daimonia #2 / Piphron #3 / Peromei #2 / Peromei #3
Aligned? Y = Daimonia
# Points: 3+ / 2+ 1- / 4+ / 2+
Blurb: Sassafras spent between a half hour to an hour for each pod. Piphron's was harder for her to focus on as she kept thinking about all the people who have broken their promises with her. But she tried. Peromei was easier since she has a lot of projects and goals she's working toward, and Daimonia—well she's usually pretty happy and things are going all right for her. Not too hard for her to do!

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[personal profile] alchemicals 2016-01-06 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Dal
Character: Zolf J Kimbley
Date: 1/6
Pod #(s): Unknown #2
Aligned? N
# Points: 1-
Blurb: I'm assuming this is negative, anyway; he's having a massive apathy fit (...lack of a fit? same difference) and decided to throw that into a pod to see what happens, because Kimbley is the patron saint of good life choices.
barredheart: (35 but you can change the atmosphere)

[personal profile] barredheart 2016-01-06 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Peace
Character: White
Date: 01/04 (look at that backdate. amazing.)
Pod #(s): Piphron #2, Daimonia #2, Elios #2, Peromei #2
Aligned? Y for Daimonia
# Points: 1+ / 2+ 1- / 1+ 1- / 1+
Blurb: Recently, White's been getting more people she trusts in her life. Which is weird. There was just her brother, then Leo a little more (though honestly she feels guilt about him trusting her in any amount, sorry Daimonia and Elios!), and now there's all kinds of decent people who seem to want the best for her. It's by far the easiest ♥. Daimonia's is kinda easy, though there's a little grief about certain things. Elios is... pretty easy too, which in turn makes her hate herself slightly about how easy it is. There's even flowers involved. It's terrible. As for Peromei, she learned something really nice and has a dream for the future. also i hope i'm doing the points right. would daimonia get a negative 2 as well since white's aligned to her? if so, please mark that down. i'll get used to this someday.
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[personal profile] dragoncrest 2016-01-08 08:55 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Ryoko
Character: Freya Crescent
Date: 1/8, 1/15
Pod #(s): Peromei #2 / Elios # 2 / Aiada #2 / Sosyne # 2 / Thras #2 / Unknown #2
Aligned? Y to Peromei
# Points: 4+ for Peromei #2 / 2+ for the others
Blurb: Freya visits twice, seeing to every pod except those she's worried about giving negativity to (Daimonia due to still working on trauma, Piphron for not knowing many people well yet). She does her best to focus on the good things she's found in Verens so far, and it goes pretty well overall.
preybeforemeals: (DISMISS ♞ oh - that was your girl?)

[personal profile] preybeforemeals 2016-01-15 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Dal
Character: Shuu Tsukiyama
Date: 1/15
Pod #(s): Aiada #2 / Daimonia #2 / Elios #2 / Piphron #2
Aligned? Y to Aiada
# Points: 3+ / 1- / 2+ / 1+ 1-
Blurb: He spent a good amount of time up the damn tree because he was unable to sleep and didn't want to be alone with his thoughts; he attempted with Daimonia's but didn't really get anywhere he would have wanted before moving on. Piphron gave him some difficulty as well, but he spent some time talking to Ryuunosuke to bolster some positivity into that and into some of the other pods as well. Aiada's emotional spectrum comes easily to him, so he spent most of his time there.
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[personal profile] gottacatch 2016-01-17 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Reena
Character: Red ([personal profile] gottacatch)
Date: 02/01
Pod #(s): Sosyne #2, Piphron #2, Peromei #2, Unknown #2
Aligned? N.
# Points: +2, +2, +2, +1

Date: 05/01
Pod #(s): Piphron #2, Sosyne #2, Unknown #2, Peromei #2, Thras #2
Aligned? Thras
# Points: +2 / +2 / +2 / +2 / +1, -1

Date: 07/01
Pod #(s): Piphron #2, Sosyne #2, Unknown #2
Aligned? N.
# Points: +1, +1, +1

Date: 09/01
Pod #(s): Sosyne #2, Peromei #2, Piphron #2, Unknown #2, Thras #2
Aligned? Y to Thras.
# Points: +2 / +3 / +2 & -1 / +2 / +1, -1
Blurb: Red's decided to visit the pods more more frequently as he used to in the past, with certain memory bombs becoming his priority. Piphron and Sosyne for the state theirs had been in the past, Peromei for the effort of taking positive himself, and the unknown simply out of curiosity.

He does visit the Thras pod due to his alignment with it, but finds himself having trouble keeping a positive focus on it for as long as he does the others, which at times shakes his sessions with the Piphron pods.
Edited 2016-01-17 03:18 (UTC)
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[personal profile] becomeashield 2016-01-18 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Kiri
Character: Zeno
Date: 01/10, 01/16
Pod #(s): Daimonia #2, Elios #2, Peromei #2, Thras #2
Aligned? Y to Daimonia
# Points: 2+ 2+, 1+ 1+, 1+ 1+, -1 +1
Blurb: Zeno's been pretty happy and at peace with himself lately, so he found it fairly easy to focus on good memories for Daimonia. It was also easy for Elios as well, since he thought about his family back at home one day, and his wife feeling healthy and lively here the other. Similarly, thinking about Yona and Kaya, for different reasons, gave him the hope Peromei needs. With Thras he wasn't so lucky: he had felt like a coward these past weeks for not telling everything to Shu-Ten and Kaya about his past, so he had to make up with a memory of him doing a heroic thing in the next session to make it up.
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[personal profile] fullmoonfortune 2016-01-19 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Bella
Character: Ryoji Mochizuki
Date: the first 2 weeksish of january/deca (so that's probably round 1/02 to 1/16?)
Pod #(s): Peromei #2, Piphron #2
Aligned? to Peromei
# Points: 3+ 4- / 4+ 3-
Blurb: Ryoji was a cool kid and went to go help out Rose's task as soon as he could B)b Rose-san is beautiful and deserves it after all! ...unfortunately, even with kind words in his heart it's hard for him to solely focus on positive thoughts, and so his doubts and worries about what might still happen or come along later down the line still end up creeping up on him.
preybeforemeals: (CASUAL ♞ jealous of your cigarette)

[personal profile] preybeforemeals 2016-01-21 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Dal
Character: Shuu Tsukiyama
Date: First while in January
Pod #(s): Daimonia #2 / Elios #2 / Piphron #2
Aligned? N
# Points: 2+ / 3+ / 3+
Blurb: Also assisting with Rose's task a bit! ...And attempting to not just spam Aiada, as much as he was tempted.
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NIGHT OF SELENIUM

[personal profile] empevents 2016-01-21 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
For all activity regarding the memory pods in relation to Night of Selenium, please use this tracker.
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[personal profile] opportunitycosts 2016-01-27 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Laena
Character: Alvin
Date: 1/09
Pod #(s): Teeechnically #2, but you know what Pippy #3, Daimonia #5 NOT GOING TO WRESTLE WITH IT.
Aligned? Y @ Pippy
# Points: 2+ / 1+
Blurb: Red buggered him into doing it over a weekend, so he obliged. For Piphron, he mainly focused on how he learned how to trust others, which in turn made him also think about how his friends had trusted him when they really, really shouldn't. But they were good thoughts, and pretty reflective for himself as well. For Daimonia, he mostly thought about recent happenings, especially with Elize.
Edited 2016-01-27 23:19 (UTC)
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[personal profile] barredheart 2016-02-13 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Peace
Character: White
Date: 02/06, 02/13, 02/20, 02/27
Pod #(s): Aiada #3, Sosyne #2, Unknown #2
Aligned? N
# Points: 1+ 2- for Aiada, +2 for Sosyne, and -2 for Unknown
Blurb: She's decided to formally come once a week on a free day, climbing the tree for fun at this point, and Aiada's comes easily enough with what she's been feeling... though not very positively over all. Sosyne is one of the Arehtei she's not friendly towards but knows the Arehtei is just as important as the others, and taking a book to keep up a zen meditation thing really helps sooth her boredom. The last gets her general feelings of apathy as her mind wanders and her defenses slip down. Whoops.
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[personal profile] gottacatch 2016-02-24 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Reena
Character: Red | [personal profile] gottacatch
Date: 03/02
Pod #(s): Sosyne #1, Peromei #6, Piphron #4
Aligned? N
# Points: +2 / +1 / -1

Date: 07/02
Pod #(s): Daimonia #5, Peromei #6, Aiada #3, Unknown #1, Piphron #4
Aligned? N
# Points: +2 / +1 / +1 / +2 / +1

Date: 16/02
Pod #(s): Unknown #1, Piphron #4, Peromei #6
Aligned? N
# Points: -2 / -1 / -1
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[personal profile] gottacatch 2016-03-20 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Reena
Character: Red ([profile] gottcatch
Date: 13/03~22/03
Pod #(s): Unknown #2, Daimonia #5, Sosyne #3, Peromei #7, Aiada #3
Aligned? N.
# Points: Unk + 3 / Dai +2, -2 / Sos +2 / Per -1, +2 / Aia +1, -1
Blurb: Related to activities done around the tree, usual tree visits and also to do with a charity taking place that he volunteers his time with.
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[personal profile] young_oldman 2016-03-22 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
Player: San
Character: Lu Meng | [personal profile] young_oldman
Pod #(s): Aiada #3, Daimonia #5, Elios #6, Peromei #7, Piphron #4, Sosyne #3, Thras #4, Unknown #3
Aligned? Y to Elios

Date: ICly 2/8
# Points: Ai +2 / Dai +2, -1 / El +4, -2 / Per +2, -1 / Pip +3 / So +2, -1/ Thras +2, -1 / Unknown +2
Blurb: Emotions from the very emotional CNY celebrations around the tree. Since Lu Meng was around the tree, some of those emotions from the celebrations and the fallout after Red and Emi fought also affected the pods.

Date: ICly 3/13
# Points: So: +1, -1/ El +2 / Unknown +1
Blurb: Helping Lily near the memory tree, getting excited over photography and taking pictures of the pods

Date: ICly 3/5
# Points: So: +2 / El +2 / Unknown +2 / Pip +1

Date: ICly 3/12
# Points: So: +2 / El +2 / Unknown +1 / Thras +2 / Pip +1

Date: ICly 3/19
# Points: So: +2 / El +2, -2 / Unknown +2 / Thras +1 / Pip +1
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[personal profile] unghosting 2016-03-25 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Callie
Character: Kevin Regnard
Date: 3/17 or some such, handwaved
Pod #(s): I have no idea, Daimonia #5?
Aligned? No
# Points: 1+
Blurb: Kevin stops by the charity mingle just long enough to get a bunch of cute froofy tea and house and heart pins to put all over his jacket lapels with his Enforcer badge. He experiences glee over them.

...and that's all we're getting out of Kevin. The Memory Tree is mean and shows him past trauma sometimes, so he's never close to it for very long.
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[personal profile] young_oldman 2016-03-30 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: San
Character: Lu Meng
Date: ICly 3/26
Pod #(s): Elios #6, Piphron #4, Thras #4, Unknown #3, Peromei
Aligned? Y to Elios
# Points: Elios -2 / Piphron +2 / Thras +2 / Unknown +1 / Peromei +2
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[personal profile] gottacatch 2016-04-25 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Reena
Character: Red | [personal profile] gottacatch
Date: First half of April
Pod #(s): Sosyne #3, Unknown #3, Piphron #5, Elios #7, Daimonia #6, Aiada #3
Aligned? Sosyne
# Points: Sos #3 +3, -2 / Unk #3 +1 / Pip #5 +1 / +Eli #7 2, -1 / Dai #6 +2 / Aia #3 +3, -2
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[personal profile] barredheart 2016-05-25 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Peace
Character: White
Date: First half of May
Pod #(s): Aiada #4, Daimonia #6, Elios #7, Unknown #3
Aligned? Y to Daimonia
# Points: +2 // +4 // +2 // +2
Blurb: White's been in a really good mood this month! Well, the first half of it, anyway, between her new business and boyfriend and whatnot. Even that earthquake wasn't so bad overall. Why wouldn't she want to spread that feeling to the tree itself?
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[personal profile] gottacatch 2016-08-01 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Reena
Character: Red
Date: 16-18/07.
Pod #(s): So #3 // El #7 // Da #6 // Unk #3
Aligned? Sosyne.
# Points: +2 // +3 // +3 // +2
Blurb: Yo, that dancing was a Nice Time. ...so was nicking the food!!
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[personal profile] hadthehighground 2016-09-11 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Darkfeather
Character: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Date: 09/10-11
Pod #(s): So #3 // Da #6 // Unk #3
Aligned? Sosyne
# Points: So +4 // Da +3 // Unk +2
Blurb: Calm Jedi is calm all the time. But Qui-Gon arriving has made him so happy!
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[personal profile] gottacatch 2016-09-27 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Reena
Character: Red
Date: 28/08, 15/09, 16/09
Pod #(s): Sosyne #3 // Elios #7 // Daimonia #6
Aligned? Sosyne
# Points: -6 // -3 // -3
Blurb: A good portion of the time he was around that tree was not a good time which are the specific dates above. Points are for the three dates in total.