|Do I have to play Bastion to app here?
|No, you can play in this game without having played Bastion. We are only borrowing the setting from Bastion; all of the events and NPCs will be original to this game. Any knowledge you will need about the setting will be in one of the information posts.|
That said, we still recommend that you go play Bastion, because it is a really awesome game.
|Can I app a character from Bastion?
|Certainly! We decided to make a few changes for this game, so all of the NPCs are going to be original characters. You are more than welcome to app any of the Bastion characters in OU or AU form.|
|How does my character arrive?|
| Your character will wake up somewhere on the Skyway, with no memory of what happened the night before. Ideally the part of the Skyway they're on will bear some resemblance to their home world, but this is not required. Once your character is awake, they will either need to make their way to the Bastion on their own or be rescued by someone currently living in the Bastion. |
No matter where a character starts, some part of the Bastion will be visible, and it won't take them more than a day to reach the Bastion. Once they arrive, they will be greeted by the NPCs and invited to stay.
|What is my character told when they arrive at the Bastion?
|Every new arrival will be given a basic run-down of what the Calamity is and how their world is one of many that has been destroyed. They will also be given an amulet with a Shard in it, and told to keep it on their person at all times.|
If pressed for more answers, the NPCs will tell your character any information that is readily available on the Setting, Timeline, and Terminology pages. Each character is also welcomed to stay at the Bastion, and requested to do their part in restoring the Bastion and helping the people there survive.
|So my character has to help rebuild the world?
| Sort of. The world itself can't be rebuilt, it was shattered in the Calamity. The Bastion is the only place left that can sustain life for an extended period of time. However, the Bastion was damaged in the Calamity, and in order for it to be a viable long-term settlement repairs must be made. The NPCs can handle the repairs, but the necessary parts are scattered among the Skyway. Your character will have to help recover those parts.|
|Is there any way for my character to go home?
|As of right now, no. If they ended up on the Skyway, it is presumed that their world was one of the many that were destroyed. However, the Bastion is said to be able to work miracles, so it is entirely possible that they key to restoring planets may be buried within the Bastion somewhere.|
|What about money and housing?
| Everything is done on a barter system. You can assume that your character has housing and three square meals a day. But in return, they must do some kind of work to help the Bastion. Freeloaders will get stern lectures from the NPCs.|
As of right now, there are two options for housing. One of the restored buildings is an apartment complex, full of small, one-bedroom apartments. If your character does not want to live there, they are welcome to build their own shelter in the Bastion.
|How do I post in this game?
| All posts are done to the IC comm, thebastion. The amulets can work as a short-range communicator of sorts, but that function only works within the Bastion, and even then there is no 'private' function on it. All secret conversations will have to be done in-person.|
|Can I canon-update my characters?
| As of right now, no. Since their world is destroyed, there is no way for them to go home and canon update. |
|How do we handle characters who are from the same canon, but different canon points? What about AU characters?
| Unless two characters from the same canon are apped at the same time and appear on the Skyway at the same time, everyone is assumed to come from different versions of their world. In the case of both characters being OU, it will be assumed that the differences between their worlds are negligible at best.|
|So does this mean my character can find statues of their loved ones on the Skyway?
|Yes, but only during a character's entry into the game. During later explorations, they can only come across statues of people they know (even themselves) if they specifically come across an area that is part of their destroyed world.|
Also, it is encouraged that you talk this over with any castmates beforehand.
|Can my character die?
|Yes. However, death is permanent. If your character dies, you are effectively dropping them, and you will not be able to reapp them. Please note that you need mod permission before you can kill your character.|
|Can someone else app a character who has been killed in-game?
|They can, but it will be a different version of that character. OUs will be the same as explained above, where they come from a world with negligible differences. For AUs, that specific AU cannot be apped again.|
| How does time work in this game?
| 1 in-game day = 3 RL days. Once the game starts, a game calendar will be made and linked here.|
| What if I have a question that was not answered here?
| First, check the rules page. If it's not answered here or there, then reply here with your question, and the mods will get back to you ASAP.|