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03 October 2009 @ 09:34 pm
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2009
September Conditions
October Conditions
November Conditions
December Conditions
2010
January Conditions
February Conditions
March Conditions
April Conditions



SEPTEMBER MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Warm. Weather is dry, with little rain. Nights are mild.
Flora: The wheat and wild oat growing in the Larder is getting close to harvesting time; it'll be ready mid-month.
Fauna: Two months after Mimic mating season, the caves are awash with baby Mimics. Careful - that fuzzy little bunny you pick up has a big surprise for you! Sandworm mating season has arrived - they're coming close to the caves, where they can be seen breaching the surface and their mating calls can be heard echoing through the night.



SEPTEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR


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SEPTEMBER EVENTS SUMMARY

Mimics!: September 5th-12th
What: Confused by the Sandworm calls, the Mimics are wandering around areas they don't typically frequent. Reply direct to the event (thread-hopping encouraged) OR make your own post referring back to this one.
When: All-day, but may be especially active at night due to Sandworm activity.
Where: Centralia, but other caves are ripe for this, too. The largest concentrations will be in the Larder and radiating out from there. As the month proceeds, the Mimics will retreat back into their usual habitat (the Larder).
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OCTOBER MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Generally mild. Windy days are common up Topside, and the echoes can be heard easily in areas where the cave roof is open to the sky. As the month advances, light, infrequent rains may fall Topside, filtering down into open areas like Centralia and the Larder. Nights are becoming cooler as the month progresses (70s and eventually 60s in the caves, close to freezing up Topside, by the end of the month).
Flora: It's harvesting time for the wheat in the Larder. If it's not collected this month, it will rot on the stalk. A wide variety of pumpkins, squash, and other gourds can be found.
Fauna: Sandworm mating season is at peak - they're now QUITE close to the caves, where they can be seen breaching the surface and their mating calls can be heard echoing through the night.
Watch out if you're in the Larder and Mushroom Kingdom: the sandworm calls are frightening the local wildlife, making them act up. Wild boars in the Larder have been seen stampeding, and geepies in Mushroom Kingdom are running and jumping all over the place. Both species WILL headbutt or mow you down if you're not careful! This is also affecting the hunting, making small game like rodents more difficult to catch.
Fishing: If you sail or swim out to the deeper, open-air portion of lake, you can find schools of tuna. Marlins, wahoo, barracuda, and smaller sharks can be found in the deeper areas, where the water becomes saltier. For those of you less lucky at fishing, you might also snag a bonefish.



OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR


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OCTOBER EVENTS SUMMARY

Special Event: "Headline News"; Chain of Events Pt 1: Oct. 23rd
What: The caves attacked!
When: Beginning mid-to-late afternoon. May last several hours IC, but threading will proceed until Wednesday night, when the outcome will be decided.
Where: Centralia
Links: post here.

Special Event: "Headline News: Conclusion": Oct. 28th
What: Ending blow delivered.
When: Occurs the same night of the previous event, IC. OOC, will be threaded Wednesday night, with the cooperation of the poll winner.
Where: Centralia
Links: post here, conclusion here.

Special Event: "Headline News: Aftermath"; Chain of Events Pt 2: Oct. 29th
What: Status update and mingling opportunity.
When: A few hours after Pt 1. Changes affecting Centralia will be in effect for the next few weeks. Changes to other chambers are PERMANENT.
Where: Cave-system (any part). Specific locations to be determined by the players.
Links: post here, further details here.

Special Event: "Haunting!", Chain of Events, Pt 3: Oct. 31st through Nov. 8th (or longer)
What: Restless spirits are being drawn to the displaced characters. Status update and event. If you'd like to participate, simply make a post that refers back to the original announcement.
When: All day, all week.
Where: Heaviest activity in Mushroom Kingdom, but wherever else characters may be congregating is fair game.
Links: post here





NOVEMBER MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Generally cool. Windy days are common up Topside, and the echoes can be heard easily in areas where the cave roof is open to the sky. Towards the middle of the month, some icy rain may fall, including some heavier storms. Nights are getting extremely cold.
Flora: The wheat and pumpkins in the Larder are starting to die back, but there's a great deal of corn to be found. Nuts are quite plentiful. As if in response to the cooler weather, the fibrecloth trees are nearly doubling their output.
Fauna: As winter comes closer, there's frenzied gathering behaviour from many of the mammals and reptiles as they prepare to hibernate. Towards the end of the month, they'll start becoming scarce. Some species are growing out their winter coats - it isn't unusual to find animal fur from the summer coats on the ground.
Fishing: If you sail or swim out to the deeper, open-air portion of lake, you can find schools of tuna and amberjack. Wahoo, barracuda, sailfish, and cobia can be found in the deeper areas, where the water becomes saltier. For those of you less lucky at fishing, you might also snag a bonefish.



NOVEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR


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EVENTS SUMMARY

Special Event: "Haunting!", Chain of Events, Pt 3: Oct. 31st through Nov. 8th (or longer)
What: Restless spirits are being drawn to the displaced characters. Status update and event. If you'd like to participate, simply make a post that refers back to the original announcement.
When: All day, all week.
Where: Heaviest activity in Mushroom Kingdom, but wherever else characters may be congregating is fair game.
Links: post here





DECEMBER MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Cool, with very cold nights. Frequent, light snow, beginning a few hours after sundown and lasting until just after sunrise. Topside, the snow melts in a matter of hours. In the open areas of the caves (Centralia, parts of Mushroom Kingdom, & parts of the Larder), a light coat of snow remains underfoot until midday-early afternoon. Towards the end of the month, spectacular aurorae start becoming visible.
Flora: As if in response to the cooler weather, the fibrecloth trees are nearly doubling their output. There's less vegetation in general to be found. Some holly has made an appearance. Beware the mistletoe!
Fauna: There's a dearth of small mammals and reptiles, including Mimics, as they start their winter hibernations. Up on Topside, Wyverns and the other reptiles are becoming scarce and sluggish. Chocobos, however, are abundant, as the lack of large predators allows them to venture out in the open and congregate in large flocks.
Fishing: If you sail or swim out to the deeper, open-air portion of lake, you can find schools of tuna and amberjack. Wahoo, barracuda, sailfish, and cobia can be found in the deeper areas, where the water becomes saltier. For those of you less lucky at fishing, you might also snag a bonefish.



DECEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR


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EVENTS SUMMARY

A Winter Gift: Dec. 11th
What: The emergance of the Lake Omphalotus hot springs
When: Middle of the day, effects are permanent
Where: Lake Omphalotus
Links: Here

Winter Holiday Party: Takes place the 26th IC. OOC, starting late December 25 PST and running through the weekend/until it peters out
What: The Ompha gang follows the tradition of cultures everywhere and has a mid-winter festival! Events and general revelry everywhere!
When: All-Day
Where: Centralia
Links: Here

Lights in the sky: Dec. 30th - Jan. 3rd
What: As the sun periodically fluctuates, spectacular aurorae are visible in the night skies, peaking at the New Year and continuing on during the winter months. New Year's Eve, in particular, promises to be a particularly bright display.
When: Night
Where: Anywhere where the sky is visible
Links: Here





JANUARY MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Cold, with nights regularly dropping below freezing. Frequent snow, beginning a few hours after sundown and lasting until just after sunrise. Topside, the snow melts in a matter of hours. In the open areas of the caves (Centralia, parts of Mushroom Kingdom, & parts of the Larder), a light coat of snow remains underfoot until midday-early afternoon, and some frost may be visible in other areas early in the morning. There are frequent aurorae at night. From the start of the month, as the planetoid reaches a particular point in its orbit, spectacular meteor showers can be seen.
Flora: As if in response to the cooler weather, the fibrecloth trees are nearly doubling their output. There's less vegetation in general to be found, and parts of the Larder may be only sparsely vegetated.
Fauna: There's a dearth of small mammals and reptiles, including Mimics, as they start their winter hibernations. Up on Topside, Wyverns and the other reptiles are becoming scarce and sluggish. Chocobos, however, are abundant, as the lack of large predators allows them to venture out in the open and congregate in large flocks.
Fishing: If you sail or swim out to the deeper, open-air portion of lake, you can find schools of tuna and amberjack. Wahoo, barracuda, sailfish, and cobia can be found in the deeper areas, where the water becomes saltier. For those of you less lucky at fishing, you might also snag a bonefish.



JANUARY EVENTS CALENDAR


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EVENTS SUMMARY

Fire in the sky: Dec. 30th - Jan. 3rd
What: As the sun periodically fluctuates, spectacular aurorae are visible in the night skies, peaking at the New Year and continuing on during the winter months. New Year's Eve, in particular, promises to be a particularly bright display.
When: Nights
Where: Anywhere that the sky is visible
Links: Here

Mind Games: Jan 8th - Jan. 13th
What: The residents of Ompha aren't quite feeling themselves this week. Or, rather, they're feeling like a different version of themselves...
When: Night
Where: Everywhere, but you have to be underground on the night it begins to be affected.
Links: Here





FEBRUARY MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Cold, but beginning to warm up a little towards the end of the month. Snow is becoming less frequent, and sticks for less amount of time. Some days are warm enough that it rains instead. The aurorae begin to decrease as periodic magnetic fluctuations begin to hit a downswing.
Flora: Most of the vegetation not found in places like the Gardens are hardy winter species. Towards the end of the month, vegetation starts to increase in places like the Larder.
Fauna: Small mammals and reptiles are still scarce, as are larger reptiles topside, but as the cold decreases, they're beginning to stir. Towards the end of the month, the first newborn Chocobos, Caterpacas, and Geepies begin to appear.
Fishing: If you sail or swim out to the deeper, open-air portion of lake, you can find schools of tuna and amberjack. Wahoo, barracuda, sailfish, and cobia can be found in the deeper areas, where the water becomes saltier. For those of you less lucky at fishing, you might also snag a bonefish.



FEBRUARY EVENTS CALENDAR


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EVENTS SUMMARY


Problems With Communication: 22nd February - 14th March
What: The Communication Spores that allow Omphalotus' residents to speak freely are dying! Mime ensues.
When: All day
Where: Everywhere
Links: Here





MARCH MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Mild, with cool nights. Some days are outright warm. Rain (both heavier showers and lighter drizzles) is frequent throughout this month. Towards mid-month, there are some spectacular thunderstorms.
Flora: Vegetation in the Larder starts to increase its numbers. As well, wildflowers are blooming everywhere that there's sun and water - Centralia, the Larder, and even parts of Mushroom Kingdom. Fruit starts to become common again.
Fauna: There's an influx of small mammals and reptiles as their yearly hibernations end. Many of the larger mammals, especially Chocobos, Caterpacas, and Geepies, have had their young. The local frog population have reached mating season - the results of that will be cropping up in a few months.
Fishing: If you sail or swim out to the deeper, open-air portion of lake, you can find schools of tuna and amberjack. Wahoo, barracuda, sailfish, and cobia can be found in the deeper areas, where the water becomes saltier. For those of you less lucky at fishing, you might also snag a bonefish.



MARCH EVENTS CALENDAR


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EVENTS SUMMARY


Problems With Communication: 22nd February - 14th March
What: The Communication Spores that allow Omphalotus' residents to speak freely are dying! Mime ensues.
When: All day
Where: Everywhere
Links: Here





APRIL MONTH-LONG CONDITIONS


Weather: Mild to warm, with mild nights. Rain (both heavier showers and lighter drizzles) is frequent throughout this month.
Flora: Fruits and vegetables become plentiful in the Larder. As well, wildflowers are blooming everywhere that there's sun and water - Centralia, the Larder, and even parts of Mushroom Kingdom. Many mushrooms begin to spawn - beware the glow-in-the-dark ones!
Fauna: There's an influx of small mammals and reptiles as they begin to fatten up after hibernation. Many of the larger mammals, especially Chocobos, Caterpacas, and Geepies, have had their young. With the increase in wildflowers, insects such as butterflies and bees have become a common sight.


APRIL EVENTS CALENDAR


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EVENTS SUMMARY


None for this month!