***** WELCOME TO RAGNABLOK *****Adapted from the Works of Zahru wrote:The Brikverse always self-corrects.
For too long has complacency and bureaucracy lingered within the universe as a bloated tumor. It was inevitable that such inaction would be met with an equally severe reaction. Ultimately, it came in the form of the BROOTALZ - an enigmatic legion of savage orkoids that erupted like green pus from a fetid wound and descended onto the galaxy. Fueled by nothing but sheer, blind hatred and rage towards everything, the hordes left nothing but complete and utter devastation in their wake.
The BROOTAL plague quickly spread beyond the invading forces. Other orks throughout the galaxy also experienced a strong bloodlust overtaking them, bringing the same degree of relentless carnage to worlds out of reach of the main horde. The concentration of the BROOTALZ' shared psychic fury culminated in a ravenous, astral gestalt that set out to feast on the minds and hearts of the inhabitants of Nehellenium, driving many to similar levels of unbridled frenzy. Others gazed at the brutality and scope of the violence and joined in on the slaughter, either to further their own interests, or because such senseless decimation seemed like a good time to cut themselves (and others) loose.
The BROOTALZ will not stop until the entire Nehellenium Galaxy is ground to dust. The heroes of the Brikverse prepare to make a stand against the savage hordes, not realizing that their assault is only a harbinger of worse things to come... things no one can stop.
(a modest proposal)
What is Ragnablok?
The Brikverse has been in a state of stagnant war for too long. Now, a new war is coming that no one can win. Brootalz, the green-skinned embodiment of violence, rise up uninvited across Nehellenium and wreak havoc on the status quo. Other agents of chaos gleefully join their ranks. A new Warhead shard with allies from an alternate universe and an unknown agenda marches through the rift torn into Trattorian space. The whole Gold Sector is fucking missing. In its place, mysterious buttifakts appear. Everyone wants them but no one knows why.
Ragnablok will be a huge community event featuring many forum battles and soaps, culminating in an ultimate battle to determine the fate of the Brikverse. The goal is to bring a final blaze of glory to the current Kanon, then soft-reboot the universe.
How will Ragnablok work?
Not much will change at first. Everyday life in Nehellenium will be pretty ordinary and politics go on as normal. Current storylines can continue largely uninterrupted. As the Ragnaclock ticks down, general panic at the end of the world may set into the populace but that's up to you.
Ragnablok will officially start when I run the battle for the Buttnomikon. At the conclusion of the battle, I will establish a Ragnaclock. The number of factions who touch the butt will set the starting number on the Ragnaclock. Every battle and major soap arc played featuring the Brootalz, their allies, and other Ragnablok-adjacent stories will tick the Ragnaclock down by one. At the end, there might be an epic final battle. It won't matter. Then the Brikverse ends.
What will remain are the quantumsurfers of top content creators (as determined by the Ragna-Rating system, which measures how much stuff you create and how badass you are). These bold brikwarriors will face the final bosses of Ragnablok: such manifestations of the worst aspects of our universe as the Overwrought Kanon, the One-Up-Man-SHIP, and the Actual Piltogg. Their success will free the factions of the Brikverse from their malaise and begin a new age of absurd wargaming.
The aftermath has been left as an exercise for the reader. I assume many factions will continue to exist, albeit with changes. Perhaps some factions will be reduced in power and size or forced to wander in search of a home. Alliances and rivalries may survive or collapse. People may or may not remember experiencing Ragnablok or other Kanon. It doesn't matter to me as long as we end up with something that is pretty noob-friendly and still lets people tell the stories they want to tell.
How do I participate in Ragnablok?
The real Ragnablok was inside you the whole time!
I personally will run the kick-off battle, the final quantumsurfer battle, and the Ragnaclock. The rest is largely up to you! Decide for yourself how Ragnablok will affect your corner of the Brikverse, whether that's a Brootal invasion, an OT crisis, or something totally new! So far, I haven't heard any ideas I didn't like. Here are my only guidelines for content (so far):
- Mention Ragnablok in your top post if you want it to count toward the Ragnaclock.
- All items of interest during Ragnablok are Butt-themed.
- Ragnablok cannot be stopped, but no one in-universe knows this.
- Skeleton armies are an acceptable substitute for Brootalz but remember, Brootz don't Doot.
The Ragna-Rating System
Brikwarriors receive 1 point for the following:
- Starting a forum battle and playing one round
- Completing a forum battle
- Participating in someone else's forum battle or chat battle
- Winning a battle
- Posting a chapter of a Magic Soap
- Each featured post on the frontpage
- Hosting and posting a real life or chat battle
- Participating in a real life battle