ECPU XIV

  ECPU XIVwelcome, fellow travelers, wanderers, and magic seekers…ElginA floating city shrouded by fog. Where cultists went on a journey that brought on world destruction and a monstrous worm god.Neo-TokyoA futuristic city full of knights and syndicates who gathered around to watch a tournament of magic. Where the rise of Hominibus did not come and the Order was taken away.TenebrisA city with three schools of magic and students who were put to task with finding the three books of power. Where magic was saved and the little brother was defeated.salutations.Here we push the boundaries of reality, waiting as the dust settles and the fog surrounds us once more, biding our time for our next adventure. Welcome to the ECPU. We ended the world once, but feel free to come say hello. It’s never too late to join a bunch of fugitives. We’re a chaotic bunch of students who don’t bite… though we might sacrifice a goat every so often. Don’t follow the lights or get lost in the fog! coded by nighted

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 ECPU Code of Conduct» Be nice to each other in general.
» Don’t make fakes claiming to be part of the ARG (if one is happening).
» If someone says, “The void, am I right?” or "The sun in Neo-Tokyo is so nice.” that means a line has been crossed and the subject must be dropped immediately.
» Don’t roleplay.
» Follow the general forum guidelines.
Tagging Guidelines» Tag only if important.
» If in doubt, ask for a second opinion if there should be tagged.
» Make sure the purpose of the tag is clear, such a quoting the relevant post or explaining the situation.
 coded by nighted

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 You stumble into an odd space filled with people mumbling and muttering about goats and sacrifices and cults. Scraps of paper are everywhere. Not a single space is unoccupied. You find yourself drawn to the strange atmosphere. Will you choose to join them?

Yes, join the cause
No, leave through the door.
 Inspired by an old ECPU thread text written by Wren
coded by nighted

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ECPU Members

(Feel free to add yourself to the lists.)


Alphabetical Order:

@flyingCouch @greekmyth @NightStar @nighted @Novelist001 @LadyOfTheRiver @lst-my-shp-sil @shrumplings @Theora
If you can’t edit the wiki you can ask someone to help you. We’re happy to help.


List of Nicknames:
(Alphabetical by username please)

Username Nickname Pronouns
@flyingCouch flyx she/they
@greekmyth Greeky she/her
@NightStar Nivane they/them
@nighted Alix they/them
@Novelist001 Inie she/her
@LadyOfTheRiver Angel they/them
@lst-my-shp-sil Lux she/her
@shrumplings Opal she/her
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Previous ECPU Threads

Welcome: ECPU - @Calmwolf





ECPU II - @JJJ000YYY



ECPU III - @KalesReclaim

(Collar text: Once upon a time, there was a great goat named Lothuac. The goat was so great that it decided to spread its greatness – by starting a religion around itself. Thus, the goat created a cult in its name and named Nick its the leader. / Time passed, and as the cult of the goat gained followers, two other paths appeared. The cult of Rshurtagl and Yath’anhotep, machine and void. For a time all was well until the cultists grew dissatisfied with the state of the world. War, conflict, and hatred bloomed around them. Thus, they decided it was time to bring unity to the city of Elgin by calling upon the ancient gods. / After getting the police fired and some shenanigans with a key, Yath’anhotep rose and ended all reality. From the dust, the ECPU remained to tell the tale of the paths. / And all was well. / The end.)

(Orb text: Some explanation… This is the aftermath of the ARG Nick had been making from around January up until April. To your left is an abridged version of what went down, but if you’re looking for more details, click here and here. We are here to carry on its legacy. The ECPU is now a chat thread: come join us!)


ECPU VI - @Firealwaysreturns


ECPU V - @Ligercat


ECPU VI - @Theora


ECPU VII - @JJJ000YYY




ECPU VIII - @Spider-Hawk


ECPU IX - @Nablai


ECPU X - @Azanthiel


ECPU XI - @Rainwish14


ECPU XII - @Oblivionyx


Graphic by Oblivionyx, text by Oblivionyx and Astrophile


ECPU XIII - @Calmwolf


ECPU XIII

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ARG Summaries

Elgin

February 28 - April 18, 2019

Meta summary:
The City of Elgin ARG was the first ARG and started with ominous badges being handed out to people on the forums. The first ECPU was created once people started to notice. After much theorizing about the badges and a rumored curioshop, one actually appeared, with an NPC you could interact with. From here the actual plot began. A lot more happened and we can only recommend looking at the full timeline in the Codex. to get a sense of how much. The game concluded with a worm god apocalypse roughly a week after people started theorizing.


Plot summary

One by one, curious forum-goers showed up at the curioshop and bought one of three curious items from the vendor, Ambrose. Their selections gave them entrance to one of three cults and set them each upon one of three paths: the goat, the void, or the machine. Plenty of curious things happened after this, including the appearance of a mysterious woman named Lillith, who dropped off a key with Ambrose. The cops started investigating. Roch, a local do-gooder, became suspicious and took it upon himself to save the day. He decided to arrest Ambrose.

As Roch caught up to him, Ambrose dropped off a key with one of us. Roch arrested him. Public outrage broke out over this, and Roch was consequently fired. Meanwhile, the new key-carrier sought to find what the key unlocked. Three locks were found. When all were unlocked, Lillith declared that it was time to summon an eldritch god, but said a sacrifice was needed. Roch came to save the world as we know it, but unknowingly ran right into his own demise. He was sacrificed, the worm god arose, and the apocalypse became a reality. Elgin, and in fact the very reality it existed in, was eliminated.


Neo-Tokyo

July 9 - August 19, 2019

Meta summary:
Neo-Tokyo ARG was the second ARG run here, and started with Nick’s cryptic clues. The Neo-Tokyo category was created to be a ‘city’ in the forums, and Nick asked for ideas and art for the game. The city opened and the game officially began on July 9th. Soon, clues appeared and the plot began. People were able to join one of six different groups, and some groups got special pieces of information. There were NPCs you could interact with to get more clues. For more information we recommend looking at the full timeline or full story in the Repository. The game concluded in the middle of August 2019, this time without an apocalypse.


Plot summary

The game was preceded by a series of ominous messages, including “Hominibus lives” and a promise that things would be different soon. After the city opened, different groups began to appear, each with a unique requirement for joining. Curious citizens took up the offer and become members of syndicates (Ironedge, Dawn, Kitsune) or knights (Dragon, Tiger, Fox).

Following a string of cryptic messages, we discovered a key buried in a book on Wattpad. NPCs appeared and asked for it, including Lina (a syndicate member) and Chas (a member of the mysterious city police). Soon, two more keys are handed to groups that solved special riddles. Faced with a final choice of who to give them to, we handed all three to Lina. The three combined opened the Dark Net. We got one glimpse of it: an interesting network domain revealing some information about some kind of tournament.

Meanwhile, the headmaster of Neo-Tokyo’s Academy discovered a sealed entrance to the academy’s archives. The archives turned out to be empty; an artifact recently present there had been stolen. In another part of the city, a teenage NPC named Veronika appeared to ask us for love advice. After receiving help, she gave us a mysterious note she had found about Hominibus. Meanwhile, mysterious notes asking for help started to appear around the city. We tracked them back to a hidden NPC, Ma, who we learned from Veronika was obsessed with illegal research and alternate realities. Aside from all of this, a mysterious thread appeared and disappeared in the city, again saying Hominibus lived.

In chatting with Veronika more, we discovered that the reality Ma had been studying had been Elgin. Ma had seen it destroyed, and had since taken up a new research project. We solved a riddle to gain access to her secret lab, where we helped her create a homunculus—an illegal use of magic. Unfortunately, our discovery of the lab alerted the police, who confiscated all of Ma’s work. She vowed revenge.

The tournament hinted at earlier in the game began, and we were invited to watch the touched ones (people with magic) compete. The finals were interrupted by a cryptic message from a group called The Order, mentioning the Hominibus again. The headmaster revealed himself to be a part of The Order and asked citizens to help him topple the gods that oppressed us and bring Hominibus—humanity—to glory.

It came down to a poll that we split 50-50. This was taken as a decision to report The Order to the police, so headmaster and his associates were arrested. Hominibus did not rise, but the headmaster promised The Order would rise again…


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The Codex
The Repository
The Grimoire


Meme-a-torium

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R7

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R8

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R9

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R10

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Feel free to start!

lotta reserves

If you need the text from the old thread, Vi gave me permission two days ago to yoink info from the thread

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Gotta be prepared.

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Boooooppppp

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Oh? Okay, that’s great.

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I’ll go grab em

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Also the group is up so people can join and leave on their own now. Just… the owner thing not sure what to mke of it

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Thanks. I’ll see what I’ll use.

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