Within caves rarely patrolled or explored a few individuals gather. The railway is seen as a threat. Hushed whispers speak of an overstepping of power as well. The Lord has put his power into a maniac who seeks to destroy the entire nation from within. Such a railway could, and will, be used for the transport of high profile shinobi to overtake the village, then the land. While the extremist scheme the downfall of both the railway and the mad Kage, they spread ideas amoung the populace attempting to subvert the construction.
Officials have noticed these whispered words and increased the guard along the project lines. They've also started sending shinobi with material transports and hire hundreds of workers from all over the land, even importing some from other villages, planned to be linked anyway. However, dispite this in recent weeks there have been more brazen attacks. Tunnels have been discovered after explosions destroyed storehouses and work sites. Inside they found these tunnels can't have been dug by hand. Rather, shinobi have had their doton skills put to work developing these expansive systems that seem to snake all through the area with no centralized site to be found. Because of the clearly decentralized nature of this group stopping them outright has been nearly impossible.
|It comes down to each individual to decide which path they wish to choose. One could attack work sites and attempt to drain the project of it's momentum. Or one could assist in their defense, preventing people from causing damage to laid track, buildings, or work forces. Whichever side you choose will be hazardous. Choose your side and push for your rights, regardless of what they are.|
By the end of this event the railway will be either completed, thus allowing easier transport of people and products from one village or another and rocketing Lightning Country into a new age of technological advancement and power. They will become a trade hub of the world, and grow fabulously wealthy. Or the railroad will be utterly shut down. The world will rest easy knowing such a means of mass transport can never be abused. Existing security measures will still be sufficient for state peace and Kumo will remain a super power, but not eclipsing the rest of the world. One side offers risks and rewards that are unknown, while the other maintains the balances of power and doesn't open the doors to a whole different kind of danger.
This event will be run as a massive plot board with all threads containing the [X the Railway] tag being counted towards the end total. To enter, replace the X with either Protect or Destroy. Doing so will provide points towards that side. Whoever has more points at the end will be awarded the victory, gaining increased rewards and affecting the course of history in Kumogakure no Saito and indeed all of a Lightning Country. Potentially even the world.
Anyone is free to join the event, no matter the nation of origin or creed. If coming from another nation one must first gain permission from their kage or complete a "leaving the village" thread to qualify. The thread must be accepted and graded by the relevant OOC and staff as well. Don't worry, this event will be ongoing until its full completion so time is not of the essence.
All threads posted towards this event are to be considered [OPEN], meaning anyone can freely join as they desire. This is to encourage interaction as well as dangerous situations where applicable. This also means allies can come into the fight if desired. However, no single character may be in more than 1 active thread at a time with the [X the Railway] tag at a time, regardless of what side their on. This is to prevent certain individuals from just magically showing up no matter the outcome of their previous thread. Especially considering the next rule.
Death is eternally active in this event. You can die if you don't play smart. Also, bands of "NPC" characters will be controlled by the Kumo OOC at random intervals. In event of character death the character is considered dead outright. So be careful of the malcontents as well as the guards. Don't consider refusal to post a viable solution either. Due to the one thread per character rule you will not be able to progress with the event until the completion of a thread. Also, when the time comes for the event to end, chosen largely from activity, any characters in a dangerous situation will be reviewed and their fate determined then.
Due to the nature of the event the whole thing will be considered S ranked. This does not mean all threads involved in this event will be considered S ranked with equal ranked opponents. This does not mean any given thread MUST have combat. This is simply to attribute to the world altering effect this event will have. As stated above, merely completing a thread where you bring water to a work force will qualify you for the event's S ranked PB reward. Thus, it is entirely possible for Genin, Chuunin, Special Jounin, Jounin, and even Banin/Kage to be active in the event at the same time. HOWEVER, due to the nature of the event it is possible for one to be attacked by outside forces in any thread. One will need to think quickly and be smart in their tactics, and with their character, to survive or potentially overcome such threats.
Rewards are going to be determined by the completion of the event. The event will count as an S rank PB for all participants who complete 1 or more threads of sufficient quality and length, no matter their rank. They will be rewarded appropriately as a base. Additional will be revealed later in the event as means of promoting activity during it. The table below will be added too multiple times so be sure to check back on occasion to find what may be available for grabs.
|Participate in discussion on Kumo Discord||One cyber egg to be personally handed out by the Kumo OOC, as well as a thank you.|
|Complete a single thread of sufficient length and quality with the [X the Railway] event tag.||At completion gain rewards appropriate to an S rank PB as well as the plot board itself applying to rank up requirements.|