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Season 1: Into the World Unknown


"If you are reading this..."


"I'm not sure you'll be able to stop it."




GENRE: Magic Realism/Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Modern, Slice of Life, Cosmic-Horror, Pretentious-Symbolism, Character Driven.
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Welcome to Vivid Recollections: Into The False Light, a story influenced by series such as Life is Strange, Stranger Things, It, Until Dawn, and Dead by Daylight. Though, it takes elements from Life is Strange and Dead by Daylight above all else.

Vivid Recollections will be a small town-type story set in Farmer Hill, Montana, a town built by the mountainside. To the average person, there's nothing notable about it other than its picturesque appearance. It's just a small farming community that exports crops, people go to work, kids go to school, and so on. The town has a secret like no other... and without the knowledge of many is host to some eldritch monstrosity. The story will follow a group of students that attend Grand Ridge Academy that are just living their lives when they're involved in a situation that was straight out of a horror movie. They come out of the situation with magical powers known as Abstractions and eventually come in contact with a being known as the Glutton. The Glutton is an eldritch God that has the power to consume all creation but is trapped in the mountain - threatening to break free of it's confinement.

After the fight with the being goes horribly wrong, the group is all knocked into a coma. The story will begin with the cast awakening in a hospital and finding out that Farmer Hill has changed a lot; people are going mad and killing each other, monsters roam the streets, and people preach about a "redeeming light". Worst of all, the Glutton is close to bringing about the end of days. Many more Awakened have been knocked into the coma, but once they Awaken they will have to face the Glutton and it's dark legion in a battle that they're not sure its possible to win.

This story will be an urban-fantasy story that will cast a certain light on "magic", while leaving it ambigious whether or not it's truly magic or not. The storyline will have elements of superpowers, horror, and more - but the story will be a very dark cosmic horror stoy. The theme of Vivid Recollections will be Memory, Emotion, Connection, and Repression. A big part of the story will be the characters having a repressed memory, or emotion, that sabotages them in some way. How they'll get over that repression, and help them connect with other people. I also want the story to be dark, and very symbolic in nature. I won't be providing clear answers to everything.
























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"Open your mind, heart, body, and soul to the universe..."



The story centered around the Awakened, people who have manifested strange abilities that reflect upon them. Those who haven't Awakened are known as Blinded.

It is unknown what they are, or what is the source of them, but their abilities are nothing short of fantastical. These abilities are known as "Abstractions," and allow the user a variety of different abilities that put them above regular human. Every Awakened Abstraction reflects them, or their subconscious, in some way. Someone filled with rage may have fire abilities, while someone who regrets the past may gain time traveling. The powers vary from person to person, but Abstractions extremely extra-normal in nature, almost magical. The Awakened are identified by a series of symbols that appeared on their body. These sigils reflect the user. These sole symbols are known as Sigils and are only visible to the Awakened. These sigils appear no different from tattoos, tribal tattoos in fact. A lover of nature may have a leaf or an animal. Or someone who loves sports may have a sigil symbolizing strength. These sigils glow a color whenever a user activates their Abstraction.

In order to Awaken, a person needs to be in a moment where they experience overwhelming emotion - which can either be a traumatic or happy moment. Afterwards, the sigil will appear on their skin, and they will have access to their Abstraction. The Abstractions can be powerful abilities, but other Awakened seem to have a resistance to the Abstractions of other Awakened. For example, an Awakened specializing in telekinesis wouldn't be able to stop the heart of an Awakened, while they'd be able to easily do it to a regular person. Regardless of the ability. A temporal based Abstraction may find that Awakened are harder to alter in the time flow. Which means that the Awakened can take quite a beating from each other. In addition, many of the Awakened's abstractions are imperceptible to the Blind.

There also exists a mental link between all Awakened individuals. This manifests in a telepathic ability that allows them to communicate with each other mentally. They can talk to each other, and possibly send images to each other, but they are unable to read each other's thoughts. They can only hear/see what the others want them to. This telepathic ability goes a bit more in depth. Normally, it is painfully short ranged (around fifteen feet at max), but if the Awakened have formed an emotional bond with each other it is much stronger. They are able to communicate with each other from much farther away. Friends may be able to communicate with each other over four times that, while father and daughter may be able to speak with each other from miles away. This ability to form bonds may even allow them to telepathically communicate with those who haven't Awakened, long as they are attached to each other enough.

Another ability inherent to the Awakened is the ability to see into the past as if they were there. Triggered by being in a certain place, encountering a relevant person or object, or being in a moment of stress, an Awakened may receive a flashback into the past. Better known as Retrocognition, the Awakened will be a third party in this flashback and will be able to move around in a limited capacity as they watch the scene unfold. After the memory has faded, the Awakened will be thrust back into the real world with a minimal amount of time passed. In addition, an Awakened may experience these moments while sleeping.

In addition, the Awakened have a higher sensitivity to the Extra-Normal. Meaning that they can sense when something that doesn't belong in their world is nearby. However, it appears as a feeling in their skull that draws them to a particular direction. Feeling stronger the closer the being is. In addition, the Awakened can see the unseen, and abstract concepts. This sensitivity to the extra-normal means two things; they are drawn to it, and it is drawn to them. At the very least, this means that the Awakened are drawn to each other, but this also means they are attracted to the extra-natural elements of their small town.

A peculiar aspect of the Awakened is their reaction to the mountain known as Mount Ever Reaching. When in the proximity of the mountain, an Awakened's Abstraction is much stronger. Their limits are broken, and they have access to abilities they normally don't have access to. Such as a telepathic Awakened may be able to dominate the minds of people around them, and telekinetic Awakened can lift up far more. The presence of the mountain also enhances retrocognitive abilities, but it has an opposite effect depending on distance. The further away someone is from the mountain, the weaker their powers get. However, long as an Awakened stay within the town limits, their powers should function as normal. Once they begin to leave the city, their Abstraction (and other abilities sans retrocognition) gradually weaken until they return to Farmer Hill. Then they'll regain their Abstraction and Sensitivity to the extra-normal.

The Awakened are strange, and there's no real explanation for what they are, or where they came from. However, there is still plenty to find out about them...

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LOCATION: Northern Montana | POPULATION: 4,738 | SIZE: 17mi² |
"This town is facing its darkest hour, and with all the carnage we just casually swept under the rug I'm wondering if we had it coming."




The original name for Farmer Hill was Williamboro, a community that was set in the base of a very prosperous mountain. The mountain was strange for having an abnormal amount of different metal resources. It wasn't even considered a town for decades, as it was merely a collection of houses for the miners. They just called it Williamboro for the sake of convenience. As years went by, the families of the miners moved in, and then a community got started. One strong enough to last through the eventual depletion of the mine, as the town switched priorities from mining to farming. The fields of Williamboro were ripe farmland, and that became a majority of the properties in the township. As the decades went by, Williamboro prospered with the small community it had. Before pushing into the 1950s, the township was renamed Farmer Hill because of its large amount of hills, and the large amounts of farmlands. The people of the town are not clever, however, the county remained Williamboro.

It's quite a distance away from anything notable. The one thing that is keeping Farmer Hills afloat:
it's farm exports and its school. Farmer Hills exports tons of meat and milk that are bought by companies, and other folks to fuel their businesses. As a good 40% of the Williamboro township is farmlands of all kinds. Large empty fields full of grazing cows, and whatnot are a common sight for the citizens of this city. However, the farming industry is slowly dying as the children of the township do not want to pick up where their parents left off, and instead want to find new opportunities in new cities. One thing that is keeping children in Farmer Fields, however, is the Grand Ridge Academy. A nationwide renown college that draws people in from all over.

Due to being a fairly old town, Farmer Field has a fairly old, rustic aesthetic. That is because many of the buildings have not been updated appearance wise. Some have, but they are in the minority. The town itself is fairly small, being a quarter of most large cities. Hell, even the downtown area is basically one long street, instead of spanning several blocks. The rest of the city is either residential areas or businesses. Farmer Hill has plenty of family-run businesses such as hotels, cafes, and auto garages, many of which have been around for decades. Some businesses have moved into the town such as the fast food industry, but they don't have an overwhelming presence in the place. They aren't going to run any mom and pop places out of business. Funnily enough, many of these businesses are operated by college students from Grand Ridge.

Farmer Hill is divided into three sections (known as "Squares"): Market Square, Mason Square, and Blacksmith Square. Market Square is considered to be the gears that keep the city running, as that is where every official building is (along with many of the businesses). Mason square is where most of the residence is situated. Blacksmith Square is the largest of the three areas and contains the heaviest concentration of farmlands. The township itself is in the shape of a triangle, in fact.

The population of Farmer Hill is fairly high for a small town. It has nearly five thousand people, but a good chunk of the families have been there for a long time. Many are descendants of the very people who started the town. The town is predominantly Caucasian, with a whopping 87% of the population being just that. However, there are other racial groups, such as African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and Latinos. That is changing as more people move into Farmer Hill. Racism runs deep in the township, but many keep major conflicts free. Other than that, a lot of the people in Farmer Hill are close to each other.

Farmer Hill was a town of secrets. This is a little-known fact, but Farmer Hill has an incredible the number of disappearances, and murders. People just going missing in thin air, and sudden unexplained murders. The police either find no leads, say it was an animal, or discover the "perpetrator." Seemingly putting the thoughts at ease. Over time, the township became more and more hushed about this, where they'd just ignore it and continue with their lives. Asking about the murders or disappearances would earn you a suspicious look.

However, this has changed since the appearance of the "Orange sun" the township has had many brutal murders, and many of its citizens have gone insane. Graffiti is on every surface as the people preach about "Redemption" and cults have arisen of the sun. The weather patterns have fluctuated so much that the township has gone from snow to rain, to bright sunny skies in record time. People have reported monsters coming out of the woods and wreaking havoc on the township. People have been coming to investigate this phenomenon only to find themselves falling under the same effects as the townspeople.


























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The OOC is ready, bitches. Take it all in! If your character was accepted in the first part feel free to simply repost them in the character tab, but if you are new you better get to work.

Now, as for the inactive characters from season 1 that are unaccounted for; let's just say they were killed off-screen.
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Well doesn't this look joyous and wonderful. Can't wait to get started.

And can I just say I'm really happy my CS is on the first pa(i)ge this time? I never mentioned it, but it was so annoying being one of about three on page 2, and having to switch between them all the time if I wanted to check anything about anyone else#s character.
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Well doesn't this look joyous and wonderful. Can't wait to get started.


However, this has changed since the appearance of the "Orange sun" the township has had many brutal murders


Graffiti is on every surface as the people preach about "Redemption" and cults have arisen of the sun.


People have reported monsters coming out of the woods and wreaking havoc on the township.


People have been coming to investigate this phenomenon only to find themselves falling under the same effects as the townspeople.

Worst of all, the Glutton is close to bringing about the end of days.


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Well I'll adjust and post my characters sometime this weekend!

Looking forward to when more depressing shit this time round...
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Well I'll adjust and post my characters sometime this weekend!

Looking forward to when more depressing shit this time round...


Last thread was just the tip of the iceberg!
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Working on revising Maddie's CS.
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I'm still thinking... :I
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I'm still thinking... :I


Take your time
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Inspired by Atrophy I made changes to my characters relations to reflect things going tits up
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Inspired by Atrophy I made changes to my characters relations to reflect things going tits up


It's nice to see "Inspired by Atrophy" followed by something not distressing for once.
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Characters posted with updated relationship tables! I'm honestly pretty excited to start back up with this again.
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Sooooo do you guys want me to start the IC now or wait a bit?
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@Surtr Incif we got newbies joining us then I say give em a few more days to finish up a sheet. Otherwise, leggo!
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@Surtr Incif we got newbies joining us then I say give em a few more days to finish up a sheet. Otherwise, leggo!


We have a few interested, but I'm not sure.
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@Surtr Inc I'm happy to start whenever! I think getting in some newbies would be cool... but they haven't seemed to have posted in here for a few days? So I'm not really sure what would be better...

I mean I'm pretty excited to start again, got that writing inspiration back.
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@FernStone I could always annoy them to go faster!
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[@Ruler Inc] You are very good at annoying people!
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