Pilos

A World much like our own.. for now.

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Posted by Redchigh, 3 months ago

Hopewell 'Five Men' cliff vandalized.

Investigators are looking for information regarding the theft of a local hillside landmark, the 'Five Men', large pieces of vertical slate that were a badly needed  tourist magnet for the area.

Estimated between 1-2 tons each, the vertical stones left explorers amazed on its discovery, and signs point to it being venerated by the Iroquois.

 

The tourism board is offering a reward of $30,000.

Posted by Redchigh, 3 months ago

Nat'l Guard eases Emergency stay at home order

With 0 deaths the past few days and only a few reported injuries by the Nat'l Guard, , the governor of Ohio has lifted the emergency mandate and declared the Columbus and Zanesville area reopened. 

Fish and Wildlife has confirmed it was rabid bears, kept as pets and unafraid of humans. They have been put down and a rapid site test confirmed rabies.

"The people of Ohio are strong. We'll get through this, and we've initiated several aid programs to help get everything back to normal. I'd also like to announce the design of a memorial, here in Zanesville." The governor said at a noon press briefing.

 

 

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Three months ago, the world was normal.
A lot like our own, actually. The populace had no exposure to the genuine supernatural, tended to react with fear and panic.

Three months ago, the first contractors found it.
Fringe groups and conspiracy groups have exploded in popularity online. 4chan groups pop up overnight, devoted to uncovering and decoding weird occurances that hit the news, though most (like the talking dog) are discredited. Some sightings, like the woman who disappeared from a guarded cell on camera, are harder to disprove. Others, like the naked man with a mouth in his chest going viral on tiktok, are more credible but dismissed as hoaxes and publicity stunts- for now.

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Pilos was created by Redchigh 7 months ago

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Three months ago, the world was normal, eerily like earth, even down to no trace of the supernatural

Full Setting Description

This cell is one that is entirely mundane on the surface, and identical to the Earth we all know and love- in every way. If you can find it on google, you can buy it. The supernatural does not exist in it, outside of games. All consequences of games, stand, and may spread. Unchecked, with apocolyptic results. There is no defense against your powers beyond the mundane, this world is ripe for the plucking. Unfortunately if things go wrong, nothing is likely to save you. Government agencies and individuals are likely to respond to the supernatural with intense suspicion and fear, at best and immediate outright violence, at worst. There is an innate, subconscious fear and hatred against anything that Should Not Be. In a way, that's the only reason the world has continued to exist at all. If brought here for a game, contractors should not automatically assume they will be returned home by the harbinger, but they may negotiate for it sometimes. Other harbingers can pull contractors away from here, at will, for games, assuming the contractor still qualifies for their game. It is possible to accept 'ad hoc' benefits and liabilities in this cell, as consequences and advantages. These are treated as items, spells, or templates, and are sometimes NOT easily solved or rectified simply with gifts. They bring great power potentially, though they may disqualify you for games in other cells. These things, purposefully NOT worded as 'powers', usually spells, templates, or the like may disqualify you for play in other cells, or ensure that harbinger sends you back home to this one. Feel free to make natives to this cell, but all 'Restricted' options must have a thorough backstory explanation, and is up to GM discretion. If you take 'Gifted', or other supernatural qualities, and play in a 'newbie' game, that power or ability will only manifest during the intro to the game. (You haven't lived with it, so to speak. Perhaps you hit a certain age and your powers activated, or made a deal with an entity, and the harbinger met you just after.) This Cell is subject to change, sometimes drastically, without notice (other than news reports), as games are run, won, failed, and PC's do things during downtime. The cell will be updated here, though you know we'll be talking about it on discord.

 

Somewhat like the real world, people tend to panic, and later discredit small, isolated events. However, evidence has been mounting.. Generally, people live as they always did, but some fringe extremists are starting to believe something is up.

World Events

Posted by Redchigh, 3 months ago

Hopewell 'Five Men' cliff vandalized.

Investigators are looking for information regarding the theft of a local hillside landmark, the 'Five Men', large pieces of vertical slate that were a badly needed  tourist magnet for the area.

Estimated between 1-2 tons each, the vertical stones left explorers amazed on its discovery, and signs point to it being venerated by the Iroquois.

 

The tourism board is offering a reward of $30,000.

Posted by Redchigh, 3 months ago

Nat'l Guard eases Emergency stay at home order

With 0 deaths the past few days and only a few reported injuries by the Nat'l Guard, , the governor of Ohio has lifted the emergency mandate and declared the Columbus and Zanesville area reopened. 

Fish and Wildlife has confirmed it was rabid bears, kept as pets and unafraid of humans. They have been put down and a rapid site test confirmed rabies.

"The people of Ohio are strong. We'll get through this, and we've initiated several aid programs to help get everything back to normal. I'd also like to announce the design of a memorial, here in Zanesville." The governor said at a noon press briefing.

 

 

Posted by Redchigh, 3 months ago

Zanesville/Columbus area confirmed death count hits 51

With 8 dead found this morning, the death toll for this incident has hit 51. Victims are found ripped apart, though Ohio nat'l Guard and Ohio Fish and Wildlife are investigating, due to signs that these may be wild, dangerous predators. 

Evidence suggests strong jaws, and the power to end fights quickly. Citizens are urged to stay indoors, and call 555-5555 if they have any sightings.

 

Rumors abound, and parallels are being drawn between the current incident, and the wild animals that escaped in 2012, though human casualties were mostly avoided then.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gq.com/story/terry-thompson-ohio-zoo-massacre-chris-heath-gq-february-2012/amp

Posted by Redchigh, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

BREAKING NEWS 16 found dead in campsite in Zanesville, near Columbus

The region around Columbus has several channels reporting breaking news, 16 dead found at a campsite near Columbus. Police are investigating. Citizens in the area are advised to travel in groups, and avoid rural areas. Report any strange animal behavior to local police and the Ohio Animal Control number 555-5555.

 

Posted by Redchigh, 4 months ago

Physics world mourns death of Dr Stagg of UC Berkeley.

There's been a shake-up in the physics world as reknowned physicist Dr Morris Stagg PhD was found dead in his home this morning, but police do not suspect foul play. Morris is most known for his long storied career at UC Berkeley and recent fall from grace when he was fired a few months ago for unauthorized use of equipment and began spreading ubsurd claims about a recently discovered object in space regarding extraterrestrial threories. NYT was thankfully granted access one of his most recent papers: his most recent submission discredited his own 'alternative' theories, instead affirming that his actions were wrong, and confirmed he had accidentally recorded radiation reflecting from a solar flare in his study, while apologizing for the distraction that it was.

His death seems to coincide with the departure of trans-Neputian body 2011PF, the subject of his research.  It's fun to imagine what the state of human technogy will be when it passes back through our solar system again in 811 years. His funeral will be held at Mountain View Cemetary, Oakland, CA on June 4th.

Posted by Redchigh, 4 months ago

Prank of naked monstrously mouthed man draws ire of scientists.

Videos have surfaced of a naked man in downtown Philadelphia, that seemed to have a toothed mouth in the center of his chest that he was covering with his arms, an ru The man bears an uncanny resemblance to one of our own photographers, Sahir Hah. NYT is investigating, anyone with any information is asked to call our NYC office. The event has widely been discredited as a hoax, and local police are investigating it as a sexual offense. Remember, if anyone is in danger, call local emergency services first. 

Police urge the public to not get involved, and that this is being investigated as a prank, prosthetics and makeup, nothing more. Despite official's best efforts, one clip of the footage in particular, has hit 2.1b from tiktoker @lab_shenanigans has ravaged the platform with it's "Philly Gobbler" video featuring the man. 

Philadelphia police are offering a $300,00 reward for information.

Posted by Redchigh, 4 months ago

Car thief goes missing from police custody.

Local Pigeon Forge residences may have been awoken by a loud collision that happened extremely early in the morning Tuesday. Police have said it was a stolen vehicle, and the driver was taken into custody. The vehicle appears similiar to the one connected to the murder of a motel 6 attendant in Mississippi,  details are yet to be released due to the ongoing investigation. The FBI is expected to arrive soon, to assist PFPD in the cross-state investigation.
In a chilling twist, the suspect from the car theft that was mentioned earlier, has vanished from police custody. Anyone with any information that leads to an arrest, is encouraged to call the local FBI office. The FBI has put up a $500,000 reward for any information that leads to capture. The suspects name is believed to be "Alexandra Lee". A mug shot is shown up on the screen.

 

Posted by Redchigh, 4 months ago

The Blue Blur.. Missing?

Boston MA, Channel 42 News

 

The Blue Blur, Missing? No record or appearance of him in months now. Local clubs maintain hope, but for now, victim's calls go unanswered, though rumors abound- including a blue flash caught on film around the last time he was seen! (News shows a blurry blue flash on a rooftop, taken through a dirty window, several blocks away. Downtown Los angeles, Ca). Officials say they have no leads, but rewards have been offered by both the Police and fan clubs, totalling over $200k.*

 

Due to donations by several federal agencies, the reward for information has raised to $750k