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[Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« on: December 16, 2020, 02:13:36 PM »

Water Like a Stone ran this booth last year to wild success; introducing kin to other kin, learning what others find valuable. So again he has found a warm place, with a small fire lit by someone-or-other with a salamander, and has several turtle shells filled with extremely strong fermented grape juice off to one side, ready to be shared. Or maybe he'll just drink them all.

"Come one, come all!" His voice has always been booming and brash as it echoes through the festival, inviting everyone in to join him. "Let's play a little gift bringing game. All you need are five small objects...

Matope

Rules & Forms
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 02:13:42 PM »
This game is going to be a small getting-to-know-each-other game, that involves a decent amount of ORP interactions, running from December 16th until December 23rd.
This game cannot be won via solo, and so you'll have to interact with other kin to play through it.
You can only enter this game with one kin. If you hit 500 words, this will award +1 bonus RP on top of standard RP rewards.

Step 1:

Have your kin arrive at the fire to join Water like a Stone and those already there. They should bring with them five small objects from around the swamp that are important to them -- but you do not post these publicly. Instead, after you have posted your kin's arrival in this thread, send a PM to blue using the following form:

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[b]Your Username:[/b]
[b]Kin involved:[/b] [url=LINKTOOWNER'SLISTENRTY][img]uncerturl[/img][/url]
[b]Link to Entrance post:[/b] Link your post in this thread, please!
[b]Five objects they brought:[/b] These are a secret, and should be sent [i]only[/i] to blue via PM, don't tell anyone else!

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Step 2

After the signup period has ended, no more kin will be allowed to join the circle. At this point, Water Like a Stone will lay out all the packages of five items in a circle, for kin to peruse and study. The trick will be to figure out which package of items belongs to which kin. As such, the items brought in should be personal and distinctive; not just a rock, but maybe 'a small rock that looks vaguely like an owlcat'. Maybe paints they use to create artwork. Their favorite flower.

Step 3:

In order to guess who each bundle belongs to, you'll have to ask kin questions. They can't be as simple as "is this your pile;" instead, you're encouraged to ask questions to learn about each others' personality, likes, and dislikes, so that you can suss out what they might have brought as "important to them". If you need inspiration, here is a list of questions you could ask:

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Please make sure to address each question to one particular kin, and @ mention the owner of that kin. When replying to questions, you are required to be honest, and should also @ mention the person you're responding to.

Step 4:

GUESS!

When you think you know who a present pile belongs to, please use the form below to post your guess publicly in this thread, and blue will tell you publicly if you're correct or incorrect. If you're correct, your kin gets to take that bundle home (as well as, perhaps, another surprise!) If you're incorrect, the game continues.

Once every pile has been guessed, the game is over!

Matope

Guessing Form
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 02:31:04 PM »
If you're ready to have a guess at who a particular gift pile belongs to, please fill out the form below.

[size=24pt][color=maroon][b]READY TO GUESS![/b][/color][/size] - @blue
I guess that pile #XX belongs to KINNAME!

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Guest List
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2020, 02:31:38 PM »
The Piles:

Quote from: Pile 1
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BELONGS TO Where the Sun Sleeps; guessed by Treasure Hunter

A flat river stone with a hole in it.
A piece of shell from an Acha egg navy, cream and gold.
A tuft of white lamb's wool, it smells of Totoma.
The tiny antler, shed from a jackalope.
A long crane's feather, white, tipped with blue and a deep red.

Quote from: Pile 2
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BELONGS TO Light in the Ocean; Guessed by Fisheye

a small shell
freshly plucked mushrooms
a few smooth colourful pebbles
roses and rose petals
a half eaten chicken thigh

Quote from: Pile 3
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BELONGS TO Fisheye; guessed by Sylph

A rock in the shape of a crescent moon.
An albatross feather.
A daylily flower, dried slightly.
Dried blueberries wrapped in kelp leaves.
A turtle egg.

Quote from: Pile 4
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BELONGS TO Dragonheart; guessed by Drown Me in Praise

 A small mouse skull
A rock with flecks of gold through it
A single dead spider
A piece of coal
A lock of light blonde hair

Quote from: Pile 5
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BELONGS TO Nap; Guessed By Hole Dweller

A green beetle shell
A small shiny rock that looks dimpled and half melted (a meteorite)
A tuft of yellow hair
A flat black stone with white flecks
A dried mantis head

Quote from: Pile 6
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BELONGS TO No Escape; Guessed By Sylph

A raggedy brown feather, broken in half
a small swatch of dried animal hide
mangrove leaves
a knotted, twisted hank of pale hair
a dark stone that glitters in the light

Quote from: Pile 7
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BELONGS TO Treasure Hunter; guessed by Where the Sun Sleeps

a bright blue bird feather
a shiny red rock
a piece of dried fruit
some meat
a small cracked shell

Quote from: Pile 8
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BELONGS TO Good Boy; Guessed By Behemoth

A fish scale
a smooth round stone
a blue flower
piece of a stick
a lemon

Quote from: Pile 9
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BELONGS TO Simple Gifts; Guessed By Behemoth

A folded leaf holding some gourd seeds
a daisy flower
the biggest acorn you've seen in your life
a small garland made of white and purple clover
a tuft of brown fur tied with grass

Quote from: Pile 10
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BELONGS TO Foxes Hunt the Hounds; guessed by Mud Bath

A gold feather with curled edges
the cleaned lower jaw of a fanged skull (possibly weasel)
a piece of oracle bark carved with the Seasons glyph
a cutting of alstroemerias
a sprig of berries that look ripe but are deceptively tart

Quote from: Pile 11
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BELONGS TO Sylph; guessed by Dances Through Shadows

A large blue jay feather
a white-pink caiman scale
a knot of blue and blonde hair
a preserved bright orange flower
a black burnt bone

Quote from: Pile 12
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BELONGS TO Hole Dweller; Guessed By Hidden Beauty

 a patch of the softest fur tied together with a short vine
a large green leaf
colorful pebble that looks like the sky midday that also appears to glow in the right light
a hard small nut
a piece of tree branch that's twisted at the tip.

Quote from: Pile 13
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BELONGS TO Hidden Beauty; guessed by Light in the Ocean
DOES NOT belong to Simple Gifts; guessed by Nap

A rock stained red by berries
a dried rose blossom
vines twisted into the shape of (maybe) a wolf
a few long black feathers bound together
a dead ladybug stuck to a small piece of bark.

Quote from: Pile 14
BELONGS TO Above Heartache; Guessed By Hole Dweller
A rock with a fish shape
a star shaped shell
a collection of leaves that look like a foxbun
brightly colored egg shells
a piece of fruit with a bite out of it.

Quote from: Pile 15
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BELONGS TO Dances Through Shadows; Guessed by Sylph
A scale that had been tumbled in water until it was shaped like a flower petal in deep blue
a phosphorescent rock
a preserved pink flower
an almost perfectly round rock with a hole in it
a braided vine the right size to be an anklet in a rich deep green.

Quote from: Pile 16
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BELONGS TO Corrosive; Guessed By Above Heartache

A set of song bird wings, mismatched and still with feathers attached.
A large rock with a decent divot inside, perfect for grinding things.
Bundles of medicinal herbs.
A set of clam shells filled with ochre and wrapped with large leaves to keep it damp.
A boar's hide to wrap everything up

Quote from: Pile 17
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BELONGS TO The Grand Game; Guessed By Sylph
 A snake skull darkened with ash
A flat gold glittering stone
A bouquet of hemlock
A slender black feather with the tip darkened by paints
A purple shell filled with gold flecked paint

Quote from: Pile 18
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BELONGS TO King of Shadows; Guessed By Simple Gifts

A strangely coloured mushroom that seems to faintly glow with glittering blue spores.
A blue reflective butterfly wing
A charred and burned antler
Mud from the bottom of a river, wet and slick
A single feather from a barn owl

Quote from: Pile 19
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BELONGS TO Born Again; Guessed By Behemoth

a well-gnawed bone
a bundle of dried herbs
a snakeskin
the fang of a wolf
a smooth moon-shaped stone

Quote from: Pile 20
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BELONGS TO Drown Me In Praise; guessed by Dragonheart

Purple and red feathers
a stone shaped like an owlcat
a rainbow painted stone
a tuft of eaglehound fur
a bright red shiny stone.

Quote from: Pile 21
BELONGS TO Behemoth, Guessed By Sylph
a shriveled up heart
a sprig of holly
a large dyed bone
a necklace of mussel shells
a torn off ear

Quote from: Pile 22
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BELONGS TO Mud Bath; guessed by The Foxes Hunt the Hounds

Soft bit of moss
Very cute grub
Decadent dollop of earthy clay
Dark rose with a long, thorny stem
Mix of herbs, whose scent makes you feel very relaxed

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2020, 04:06:13 PM »
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A very small acha crept cautiously towards the fire, a few steps at a time, his head bobbing as he surveyed the area, seeing only the one buck so far. He gripped a small rolled up leaf in his jaws, dropping it near Water Like a Stone. "...Game?" Nap asked. The leaf bundle contained a few objects he had gathered up quickly once he'd heard the call. It wasn't too often Nap had the courage to talk to strangers. He liked socializing, liked being with others, but struggled with a strong skittish streak. Didn't help he sometimes came off as just a bit... strange. And not just because of his noticeably small stature even compared to other acha.

His large ears twitched as he glanced around again before returning his gaze back to the kimeti buck. "Want to play?"

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2020, 05:00:13 PM »
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"I do, if he doesn't!" came a chirpy voice as a doe came up to the tiny gathering, her items bundled in a broad plantain leaf. A silent, ghostly wolf padded at her heels, though the pair seemed to be ignoring each other. Simple Gifts placed her bundle between the two bucks- she wasn't sure which one was officially in charge of this game. "I'm Simple Gifts," she said. "And I've brought... simple... gifts..." She grinned, eyes wide, at her own very bad joke. "What are your names?"

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2020, 05:17:37 PM »
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The coldness drives him to the market and, after the trial, he watches. A chill, however, has crept further down into his skin and he sees a group beginning to form. He does not know why they are gathering, but more kin tend to equal warmth and so he comes into the circle, too. Later, he'll understand what he's done; he might regret it a little bit, too. For the moment, he settles into the warmth and gives too much, but nothing at all away.

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 06:59:26 PM »

Corrosive was many things, nice wasn't one of them, either was selfishness but here she was. Now, everyone else was just going to have to deal with her being here. She had brought a tightly wrapped bundled, and coolly looked over the others. "Charming," She muttered dryly, at Simple gifts introduction and paused looking over the bright acha buck and then the Kimeti one.

"Corrosive." She replied, and left it at that. Moving on now.

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2020, 07:02:26 PM »
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Hidden Beauty moved over to the campfire, the call for a game drawing her in. She had a bundle of leaves wrapped up in vine, a few objects hidden within it. The doe Corrosive sort of irritated her with the attitude but she managed to shrug it off and went to stand on the opposite side of the fire from her.

“Hi, I’m Hidden Beauty.” She stated before looking from one kin to another, wondering what would happen next. It was quite interesting, how different they all were, but all gathered together. This was the really and truly the only time of the year she’d see so many other kin, having kept to her gardens most of the year.

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2020, 01:02:06 PM »
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"Hello," Born Again says, smiling. "Some of you may already know me, but my name is Born Again. I'm looking forward to discovering a little more about who each of you are."

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2020, 04:03:06 PM »
Above Heartache was out doing her thing with her three fun friends that followed her everywhere, when she heard about a game. She hurried back to her den to grab the items, though some she truly did not want to part with. Delicate she may look, naive she may still be, Above was stubborn and with her carefully wrapped carrying shell, the acha doe made her way to the booth.

Keeping on eye on Strange Stare, the doe put the shell along a tree, just outside the area. "Now don't go taking this one. We might need it afterwards." A leave wrapped bundle in her mouth, Above trotted over to Water like a Stone. "Here you go! I can't wait to meet some new faces." Looking at those already gathered, she already felt she met some before.

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2020, 08:30:24 PM »
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"I'm No Escape," said a voice, after which No Escape herself slid into view, a roly-poly long furbody, fluffed up for the winter, trailing at her heels. It munched on a nut of some kind; No Escape's flanks were round and she looked satisfied, which meant she'd just eaten, too. She twitched a smile as she stepped to one side to allow the furbody to drag a small wrapped parcel into the clearing. It had been wrapped in brown leaves and secured with vines and a bit of sap. "I'm ready to play a game," she said. "Are you?"

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2020, 12:38:24 AM »
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It had taken Dragonheart a long time with many arguments with himself to very carefully select the items he was going to wrap into a gift. He hadn’t wanted to pick anything too important because obviously those were his things and he wasn’t going to just give them away to some random kin.

So he arrived to find the group already well attended and he placed down his lovingly wrapped bundle only to immediately coil his tail around it protectively. It took some time spent glowering balefully at everyone involved before he deigned to allow it to join the others but his gaze kept flicking towards it anyway.

“Whoever gets mine will be very lucky,” he declared to nobody in particular, clearly grumpy.

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2020, 01:06:42 AM »
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Good Boy spent a lot of time choosing the gifts. He took it very seriously, which was a change for him - he didn't even get distracted once! He didn't have much ability when it came to wrapping them and request help from his friend (who also wasn't very skilled but two heads were better than one..) Happy enough that his present at least followed the rules of the game, he joined the group, tail wagging softly in excitement.

"Presents are the best!"

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Re: [Pop-up Booth] Mystery Gift Exchange - Signups through Dec 19
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2020, 04:25:04 PM »
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The game hadn't started and he was already in great company. Lots of good looking kin with fabulous hair and even some pink. Good, good. Stepping up to what he decided was the center of the gathering, he puffed out his chest and with the height of two mountains, announced his name. "I'm Behemoth. Nice to meetcha! Let's be cute and merry" and with a little butt wiggle, he pranced off to the side waiting for the game to begin.