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      Donations and Recognition!   12/23/2016

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    • Shark

      The SAO Staff Team!   02/22/2017

      Hello members of SAO-RPG!

      I'm sure most of you (if not some) have noticed or heard changes were made to the staff team. If you are applying to staff, you may have noticed that the application process has recently changed. This has all happened because of a reformation of the staff team and the way it operates. The staff now has separate teams for development. These teams are: Floor Creation Team [Floors, Quests/Events, Bosses], Systems & Clarifications Team, and Player Support Team.

      "Who is on these teams?" Well the answer to that lies below! Floor Team Systems & Clarifications Team Player Support Team * - Denotes Team Lead

      We also have a team to work on and develop the current systems but that team will search for its members and is not allowed to be applied to.

      Now you may be asking, "Shark, how does one apply to the Staff Team?" And I have but 1 simple answer!
      Go read this thread and it may answer all your questions!

      If you have any more questions, send me a PM and I will answer your questions about staff. (Only the format of teams and/or the application process)
    • Teion

      [Updated] Summer Events!   06/29/2017

        <<Summer Beach Party>>
          Location: Floor 16 - West of Oceanus
      Event Begins: July 1 | Event Ends: August 31
      Setting: Daytime (July 1 - July 31) | Sunset (August 1 - August 31)   A small guild calling themselves the Gladiolus Alliance have suddenly started putting up posters and making announcements about a beach party they are hosting on the sixteenth floor. Players may wear any equipment they like, but casual clothing and swimwear are highly encouraged. Weapons are prohibited from being equipped while in the vicinity. Food, drink, beach towels/umbrellas, and a volleyball court have all been provided and set-up by the guild for everyone's enjoyment.   Event Thread Rewards: Finished thread awards 1 SP per completed page. Participants receive 1 SP per (3) posts, up to the number of completed pages. Posts must meet the 150 minimum word count to be counted towards SP rewards.
          <<Mid-Summer Fireworks Festival>>
      Location: Floor 1 - Town of Beginnings
      Event Begins: July 12 | Event Ends: August 31
      Fireworks display begins August 12
      Orange players may safely enter the Town of Beginnings to participate in the event. A fireworks festival has appeared in the main plaza of the Town of Beginnings. The festivities run all night long with a variety of games, prizes, and food for players to enjoy. Halfway through the festival, when darkness has fallen over the city, a fireworks show will begin to light up the night sky. General Rules: Orange players are permitted to attend, and will not be attacked by guards if they enter the city for the event. Normal safe zone rules still apply. When spending col to participate in games, buy items, or enter the lottery, be sure to keep track of the col you have available. Final spending/winning totals will be posted by a staff member in the closing post of the event, which can be used to link to your Col logs. If a player had spent more col than they had available, prizes won as a result may be voided. Traditional festival attire (yukata) or casual clothing is encouraged, but not required. Event Thread Rewards: Finished thread awards 1 SP per completed page. Participants receive 1 SP per (3) posts, up to the number of completed pages. Posts must meet the 150 minimum word count to be counted towards SP rewards.
    • Cardinal

      July 2017 Patch Notes   07/08/2017

      <<July 2017 Patch Notes>>
      Profession Guide Updates: Blacksmith and Tailor guides have been rewritten. Blacksmiths and Tailors can no longer craft tools. The Merchant guide has been rewritten: Identifying now costs col, not materials. Shields can now be identified. Junk sale prices have been adjusted. Experience gain and number of identifications per day has been adjusted
      Loot Guide Update: The type of an unidentified item dropped by monsters and found in treasure chests are now declared by the looting player. Shields can now drop from monsters and be found in treasure chests.
      Sub-Dungeon Update: The Sub-Dungeon guide has been rewritten. Sub-Dungeon monster stats have been revamped. Sub-Dungeon rewards have been revamped and now scale with Floor Tier and Player Tier. Sub-Dungeon map rules have been added.
        Rebirth System Update: The Rebirth System has been rewritten. The 30-day restriction has been removed. Starting SP for Rebirth characters has been increased to 50%. New rules and procedures have been implemented for players creating a Rebirth character.

Teion

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    Systems & Clarifications Team Lead
  • Birthday 02/22/1993

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  • Position Beatbox's Buttercup

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  1. 'He's...strange.' Teion kept the thought to herself after the man's lively response to her suggestion. Maybe strange wasn't the best word. Perhaps engaging or even just friendly were more suitable descriptions for the player. He seemed excited at the mention of games, or maybe he was just exaggerating a reaction for her sake. Teion was doing a lot of assuming since meeting Ryo, and the night was far from over. Her unfamiliarity with social interactions aside, Teion soon found herself in front of one of the many game booths set up throughout the festival. 'Ring Toss?' A quick glance to a sign propped up above the booth read 'Hoop Toss'--close enough. She gave a small nod and handed over the right amount of col to the NPC to pay for two people. With the plastic rings laid out before them, Ryo took a shot, only for the ring to disappear amongst all the glass bottles. He seemed dismayed, although Teion was again unable to tell if that was the man simply being more expressive than most. She stepped up after him, taking a ring in her hand. She aimed a moment before giving an underhand toss towards the objective. She must have thrown harder than she anticipated the ring to travel, however, and the item simply bounced off the top of a single bottle before falling to the floor on the other side of the display. Teion blinked as she realized how far off she had been, quickly feeling the dissatisfaction that came from losing. She hesitated a moment, unsure of what to do, when she spoke up again. "Wanna try again?" If Ryo accepted, Teion would pay for another round, stubborn and not wanting to walk away after both of their unfortunate attempts. ID:87970 LD: 3+3=6 (failure) -100 col @Ryo
  2. Teion still hesitated for half a second before following after the magenta-haired player. As long as they stayed inside of the city, the woman supposed she could shrug off any suspicions she might have and simply take the man at his word. While she wasn't necessarily thinking he was up to something, perhaps she was just unfamiliar with a personality such as Ryo's. The man spoke up again, and Teion felt her head tilt slightly to one side. 'How does he know...?' Her thought trailed. Did she look like she was waiting for someone? She never made an attempt to approach anyone else, so maybe it was natural to assume that she was there to meet another person. She was about to shrug it off and reply with something generic when Ryo's figure turned to face her, his pace unchanging. The motion caught her attention and she looked back at him curiously as he asked her what she would like to do. Admitting that he didn't have money to spend on the festival, the blacksmith gave the question a few moments' thought. What was she planning on doing here in the first place. "Mmm..." She mused quietly, her eyes drifting down to the stone walkway in front of her. It had been so long since she had been to any kind of event like this, considering her uneventful life in the real world as well. The allure of fun and games felt more and more tempting. "I guess...we could check out the games?" She suggested in a quiet voice, almost feeling embarrassed by the choice. "I have money, so don't worry about it." She added on. @Ryo
  3. Two weeks remaining before the summer events end!

  4. Teion felt herself stiffening at the man's exuberant introduction. She was taken off guard by his almost theatrical flattery and casually charming demeanor. The woman blinked a couple of times, letting his words settle into a brief silence before at least giving her own name in return. "Teion." She replied simply. Then his explanation of his earlier invitation had her thinking again. Was he really asking her to accompany him throughout the festival? Her eyes drifted towards the sky as she mulled over the idea. 'Still no reply.' She thought, referring to her empty message inbox. The man before her, Ryo, didn't seem like the type of personality that would mesh well with her own. She wondered for a moment if he would get bored with her before the night's festivities would be up. Trying not to put too much thought into it, Teion returned her attention to the present and offered the man a faint smile. "Yeah, why not." She calmly accepted his proposal. @Ryo
  5. A voice beside her caught Teion's attention, causing the woman to look towards the source of the sound. A man with magenta-colored hair stood beside her, an inviting expression on his face as he spoke to her. The blacksmith took a moment to process his words, perhaps a bit surprised that someone had approached her. "Oh, uhh..." She thought for a moment. She had been waiting for Beatbox to arrive, but she hadn't heard anything back from the blonde for hours now, and she was beginning to wonder if he would be attending at all. After mulling the thought over, Teion turned her attention back to the stranger in front of her. "Sure?" The slight upward inflection in her voice expressed her confusion more than anything. What did this person have in mind? Was he just trying to make friends, or was she walking into something completely different? The violet-haired woman obviously wasn't too worried about the latter, and so she gave a glance around the large booths lining the plaza before returning her attention to the man once again. "What do you mean?" She decided to ask, wondering what Ryo could have in mind. @Ryo
  6. It was hard not to feel Ariel's eyes on her. The blacksmith stared at the cup in her hands for a few moments before her gaze flickered to the side to meet the blonde's. Ariel had decided to look away, and made a small comment about their drinks after refilling her own. "Mm... I've never had it. I knew somebody who liked this stuff, though." She responded in a quiet voice. The large room easily carried the sounds from their vocal chords, and she almost felt the need to whisper in the otherwise silent atmosphere. The woman frowned, looking back to her drink before she finished off what was left in the cup. "I don't drink much. Not at all since being here." She admitted, realizing the fact as she did. Everything felt so different from reality, it was as if her normal life had been washed away. Old routines, habits, and even her personality had drastically changed. Much more so than when one would think that people just naturally change over time. "A mixed rum or whiskey is what I'd go for, if I could choose." She continued. "Something fruity or sweet always works for me." It was strange hearing herself go on. She hadn't expected to be having a drink with a stranger. That wasn't the purpose of coming here. But still, it felt almost like natural conversation. Is this what happened when someone mourned? They would talk with others to distract themselves? Everybody had their own way of coping, surely, but Teion wondered if this was what she had actually wanted for the past month, something she needed: a drink and another person.
  7. Teion's gaze snapped over to the figure beside her when she made an audible attempt to get her attention, breaking her out of her trance. Her eyes first met the cup in her hand that was filled with a semi-transparent liquid, then trailed down her arm to the bottle resting on the plate on the stone floor between them. Finally, she drifted back up to the woman's face that had looked away from her own. Like most of the game's population, she didn't know this woman--she couldn't even recall seeing her in passing. With a blank expression of her own, Teion resigned herself and took the cup from Ariel's hand. She moved to take a seat as well, bending her knees close to her chest while she held the cup gingerly in front of her chin. Hesitantly, she took a sip. Teion had drunk before, but she couldn't say she had a diverse profile of favored drinks. She didn't recognize the taste, but she didn't dislike it. It was something new, but for a brief moment she was discouraged that the liquid wouldn't have any real effect on her mind. She hadn't really thought about it before, but the realization made her think that she would like a real drink right about now. "Thanks." She said quietly, not wanting the stranger's gesture to go without a response. Did people do this kind of thing often? It was a new experience for her, but it felt somehow comforting. She took another small sip of the liquid, unsure of what else to do or say. She obviously wasn't one for conversation, but she began to feel a hint of curiosity about the woman beside her.
  8. Making their way through the sprawling city, Teion heard her name when the silver-haired girl spoke up. She thought to look in her direction, but the hesitant tone in her voice left the blacksmith cautious of the topic she might be approaching, and so she continued to look forward as she walked. Her bottom lip twitched once Volcanic's thoughts were aired, and she felt unsure of how to answer. The woman slowed to a stop, frowning as she let out a small sigh. She looked around for a moment, spotting a wooden bench in front of a shop to their right. "Come here." She instructed simply, keeping her voice as pleasant as she could manage it so as not to frighten the poor girl with her abruptness. If her new apprentice was curious, hopefully she wouldn't mind the detour. She doubted they could have a proper conversation while hunting for materials outside of the safe zone--might as well try to clear the air while they were still in town. Teion walked a few paces to reach the bench before she turned and took a seat. She gave a small nodding motion to indicate that Volcanic should sit as well. The woman leaned forward, resting her elbows against her knees as she searched for the right words to say. "I lost someone." She started bluntly, staring at the cobblestone walkways in front of them as she spoke. "There were other people before, that I don't think I can say I'm really friends with anymore. That was different. I was sad, but it was okay." Her sentences became fragmented; pieces of a complete story that she wasn't willing to tell. "It's been a week and a half." She jumped between topics, jumbled thoughts spilling from her equally jumbled mind. "I dunno what it's been like for you here, but you seem nice." She gave Volcanic a sideways glance. "Sorry if I make you uncomfortable. I don't hate you or anything, promise." A weak smile appeared on her face as she looked back ahead.
  9. Teion gave a nod after Volanic's suggestion reached her ears. "That's fine. Basic materials from any floor will do." The woman walked towards the door of the smithy and began to lead the way. The pair made their way to the teleport gate with Teion offering little in the way of conversation, as per usual. A couple of sidelong glances found their way to Volcanic's direction, however. Just before they had reached the first checkpoint towards their destination, the violet-haired woman found herself lightly fidgeting with the hem of her clothing. She had thought about saying something. Maybe apologizing again for how impersonal she was and would probably continue to be. Even so, she struggled to formulate the words in her mind, and by the time they reached the teleport gate she hadn't brought herself to speak up. Finally opening her mouth, she instead simply made mention of their objective to fill the silence. "We can go to the fields or the woods depending on how many players are around." Stepping up to the designated area, Teion called out the floor and city name she wished to be taken to, and was quickly whisked away by a bright light that would move her avatar to the first floor.
  10. It had been a while since the violet-haired blacksmith had visited the first floor. A long time since she had even traveled outside of Fortaleza. Every time the thought occurred to her--what she had been doing the last time she went here or there--it simply brought back painful memories. Was she really such a recluse before the blonde swordsman had taken an interest in her? Had she just been returning to the way she was living before Beatbox had stumbled into her life? A knot formed in the pit of Teion's stomach as she approached the Black Iron Palace. It's not as if she needed to come here. She wasn't going to find any closure just by seeing his name crossed out on the Monument of Life. So why did she bother coming at all? Perhaps she wanted to quell any foolish thoughts she might have had over the past weeks. Thoughts that maybe he was somehow still alive, and this was all part of some stupid agenda he had that involved severing ties with her. Before she began to spiral into a masochistic guessing game or another string of 'what-ifs', Teion filled her lungs and moved her legs to carry her inside of the building. She stopped upon reaching the clearing that marked the inside of the dimly-lit room. A single figure stood before the stone monument, something that Teion had not expected to encounter. After a brief moment in which she considered turning and heading back the way she came, the woman continued walking forward instead. It didn't matter if another person was here, right? Teion's footsteps created dull echoes in the otherwise empty chamber as she wordlessly approached the monument. Essentially ignoring the blonde woman who would now be standing beside her, Teion gazed at the stone slab with a blank expression. Her cobalt eyes drifted between the mass of names sitting in a tidy list, already focused on the section she was concerned with. Finally she found what she had been looking for. She felt her jaw tighten when she followed the single line that dragged through the name 'Beatbox'. Now what? Should she turn back and return to her shop on the fifth floor? The woman felt as though her shoes were made of iron that had been welded to the floor. And so, frozen in her loss, Teion stood silently beside a stranger in the Black Iron Palace.
  11. You have a lot of freedom in the story aspect of it, but as Aoda said, they cannot have any impact on the mechanics of a fight. Feel free to include them in the story, but do not roll for them or give them stats. They can't block damage for you, etc. If you have a question on something specific that you're still not sure about, just let us know :)
  12. Volcanic's shy voice pulled Teion from her thoughts once again. The blacksmith's cobalt eyes shifted over to the player while she suggested they go out looking for materials. A hand found its way to the back of Teion's neck as she mulled over that suggestion as well. She had to admit, even if she wasn't planning to use them, she wasn't going to have enough materials to supplement the practice Volcanic would need for getting the hang of the skill and getting her blacksmithing level up. Teion's arm hung down while her eyes drifted up towards the ceiling in a moment of thought--something she seemed to do a lot of lately. "Yeah, sounds good." She replied simply, her focus quickly shifting to their upcoming expedition. The woman left the sword she had made resting upon the anvil's surface while she crossed the room behind the counter. The gears in her mind had begun to turn, serving as a distraction from the troubling thoughts and memories. She ran her fingers through her long hair, pulling it over her shoulder and to the side as she quickly fashioned the violet locks into a loose braid. Materializing a royal blue ribbon from her inventory, she tied the end off and bent down to grab two bottles of water from a small storage chest underneath the counter. Handing one to Volcanic, she began to wonder if the silver-haired girl would be okay traversing the fifth floor. Assuming she didn't frequent the area, didn't have the Survival skill, or both, Teion could imagine the environment quickly leaving her miserable. "Mm... We can go to a different floor if you want. As long as we get low-level materials, they can be from anywhere."
  13. Teion had set the steel of the sword back down against the anvil, keeping a loose grip on the hilt as Volcanic shyly spoke up. The blacksmith idly shifted her weight, bringing her other hand up to gently roll a lock of violet hair between her fingers. This girl wanted to work in her shop? 'I guess it's not that weird...' Teion thought while averting her gaze. Her expression contorted into a mixture of thought and unease as she was left unsure of how to respond to the girl's request. She could recall seeing shops where more than one player worked, so maybe it wasn't so out of the ordinary to have two blacksmiths in a single smithy. Putting aside the normality of it all, Teion was left feeling a bit insecure. Forged By the Sun wasn't only her blacksmith shop. A tinge of embarrassment brushed over her with the acknowledgement that this building also served as her home. She had managed to use a small storage room for a place to sleep, but how strange would it be to allow another player to come and go as they pleased? The only person she let do that before was... It felt as though a hand had wrapped its ghostly fingers around her heart and gave a light squeeze. A pained expression briefly reflected the memories, but Teion simply closed her eyes and gave a small shake of her head to try to dismiss them. "Mm... I don't have a problem with you working here if you really want to." She finally started, realizing that a wave of silence had threatened to wash over the room. She struggled a bit with her next words, ending up with a small mumble that was directed to herself. "Guess I had to get back to the shop sooner or later..."
  14. Teion wasn't sure how long she'd been standing still, back pressed up against the stone wall of a closed shop. A frown took over her features while she willed her legs to carry her forward. 'I wonder what he's doing...' She thought with a tiny sigh. She might as well walk around the main plaza and see what there was to offer. As Teion walked past the various stalls that were set up on either side of her, quick sideways glances giving her an idea of what the festival had to offer. Lots of food, some games, and supposedly a fireworks show. She missed watching fireworks. The colors and patterns were simply mesmerizing as the night sky would light up. She only wondered if the replication from the game would be anywhere close to the real thing. With her hands swinging lightly at her sides while she walked, Teion was a bit relieved that the city streets weren't as crowded as they could have been. When she had reached the main plaza, the blacksmith stopped in front of the massive booth that seemed to hold a wide variety of carnival prizes. Her cobalt eyes scanned over the different types of items on display, losing herself for a moment.
  15. While Beatbox approached what Teion could only assume was some friend or acquaintance, the woman gave a glance down the length of the beach. There were plenty of other players around and enjoying the party, none that she recognized at first glance. It was only a matter of time before Teion wandered off, leaving the blonde swordsman to chat. With a rather blank expression, the blacksmith pulled her long violet hair over her shoulder. Her fingers went through the motions to form a braid, and once she had reached the ends of her hair, she secured the style with a blue ribbon. By now she had put some distance between herself and the center of the festivities. Spotting a couple of towels and large, colorful umbrellas set up beside them, Teion took a quick look around before deciding to claim one. The woman sat down, folding her legs underneath her and propping herself up with one arm. The red long-sleeve top still covered her upper half, but her legs were still bare and leaving her with a slight feeling of discomfort.