The Long Night

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It's 6:38 PM on October 31st when it happens. For those who celebrate, it is Samhain, the time of year when magic is most active, and when the walls between worlds are weakest.

The change is, for most, imperceptible. For others, it's almost painfully obvious. Those with a magical connection to the narrow reality will suddenly find the connection nearly cut off, weakened almost to the point of non-existence. Still there, but nothing like what it was.

Most chalk it up to another one of the oddities that have been plaguing the island as of late. It's not as if this is the first time something unexpected has come up, not by a long shot.

But as the night wears on, there is more to be concerned about.

External internet connections have been dropped, and most of the internet is simply inaccessible. Only the parts hosted on the island are still accessible, making for a poor experience.

The portal service is down, and those who can make their own portals will find it impossible to do so. Transport around the island itself is unaffected, but everything--including the transporter to the space station--is no longer working.

But it's dawn that brings the most alarm.

Dawn does not come.

7:30 AM hits and there isn't a hint of sunlight. 8 AM passes without any change.

The stars are no longer moving in the sky, someone says.

Something has gone wrong with Manta Carlos.

If your character has some kind of magical off-island tether, feel free to know something's weird at 6:38 PM.

If your character has a reason to be star gazing, they might notice that the stars don't appear to really be twinkling. After a while, they'll even notice that the stars and the moon are stationary in the sky.

This isn't the first time the island has lost external internet connection, but it is by far the longest. Normally service is restored fairly quickly.

Phone calls made to off island will simply hang. Phone calls on island work just fine.

Be sure to tag any relevant threads as #the long night.
 
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Until things are resolved, you can consider the site to be in a constant ongoing mega-event. Things will be popping up in the community center over in the ICC, rumors and news articles will pop up regularly. We'll also be using this thread as a mini-investigation hub. So without further ado:

Is your character doing something to investigate? Are they trying something out? Want to know how a power interacts with what's happening?

Post here to let us know. Keep in mind responding to this thread is time sensitive. If your character is trying something, better to try it now rather than later.
 

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Index definitely has noticed the stars not moving and after much pondering has decided to run a large multitude of test and observations. They will be performing rituals to detect magic or lovecraftian entities, observing the reaction of local fauna/flora, and watching for indication of changing of the ocean’s tide to start
 

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The index detects several eldritchian entities on the island, as well as a high quantity of magic in the air. The flora nearby doesn't appear to have noticed after so little time, and the ocean's tides are still acting as they were at 6:38PM.
 

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Index will then attempt to contact his off-world Eldritch connections through occult means to see if the same odd occurrence is happening elsewhere or if they can possibly check personally to see the planet’s orbit.
 

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Index checks to see if the stars are still in their original position since their movement stopped, or if any have shifted or even disappeared since the sudden freeze
 

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Yuki tries to send a long-range drone into the forbidden forest to see if this has to do anything. Leaving the drone to be piloted by Ace in a different room, he tests to see if his magical powers of suggestion are still working with the help of his maid Mahalia. He also tests to see if his other powers are working still.
 

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