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:new: 06/01/2017 - New weather event!

Current Event: 


  • Month/In-Game Season: June 2017 | Spring, Year 1996.
  • Herd Afflicted: Nombeko.
  • Type of Disaster: Heatwave.
  • Severity: Average.
Event Description:
Spring on the great plains is unseasonably warm, as long days of muggy heat make the transition from winter into Spring a muddy one.  Plants and insects are thriving, though, and Nombeko clans of all kinds are taking advantage of the unexpected bounty!


Seasonal Weather Events 


Every day, our characters live their lives and experience the day-to-day weather of Anomalous!  Instead of assuming things are always sunny and cheery, we have decided to make things a little more interesting!

Each month, with the turning of the season, there will now be a Natural Weather/Disaster Event.  There will be a series of three rolls: a roll to determine the event's severity, a roll to choose the type, and a final roll to determine which herd will be afflicted!  No herd is safe from these naturally (or not so naturally -shakes fists at the gods-) occurring events so, even if a herd was hit with a major event in one season, they are not safe from potentially experiencing another major event the next season!  What does this mean?  The RNG gods have the ability to potentially troll a single herd every season!  In rare cases, these seasonal events may even be dangerous enough that they may affect more than one herd at a time -  or even all of Anomalous!

If your character lives in the herd or will be in the vicinity of the territory in which the event is occurring, feel free to use it as a writing prompt for your character.  However, keep in mind that RPs that take place in the time/place in which these events are occurring should take the current weather conditions into account.  This means that if the Hihiri are getting bashed with a severe storm in the winter, your Hihiri RPs should not feature blue skies and calm waters for that season.


The current Seasonal Event - and the herd that is experiencing it - will be listed on the homepage in the Season's Greetings box.  A history of the events will be listed here, at the bottom of the journal, for reference in the event that you wish to do flashback RPs involving your characters.  

List of Potential Events

  • Storms:  Uhoh, a storm is afoot!  While potentially as minor as a heavy rain uncomfortable to walk in and hard to see in, storms can quickly turn into a hurricane come to town.  Hurricanes are a creature all their own, with high-velocity winds that can pick up and carry objects (or perhaps even foals or unsuspecting wingbearers) off their anchors. In addition to the roaring winds and poudning rain, extreme flooding may ensue and drag those who were not properly sheltered into its watery clutches, adding to the complete destruction that this hurricane will surely leave in its wake.  The devastation left behind by this hurricane will take weeks, if not months, to clear.  Windstorms and lightning/thunderstorms are included in this category.
  • Volcano (Hihiri Only): Ahi Waha has erupted once again and unleashed its rage upon the island of Tangaroa.  The eruption has lead to wildfires across all of the islands and earthquakes as the volcano empties its stomach of its contents.  Minor eruptions may be a near-heart attack, oozing lava slowly versus exploding it out of its mouth.  In the event of a major eruption, Ash has blackened the skies for days and covered the islands in a grey blanket, making things look as bleak as they really are.  Most of Tangaroa has been affected, leaving much of the island to waste and cutting off the green food supply.  Temperatures are high, like the death toll.  On the brightside, the eruption has actually increased the real estate of the island, which now boasts a new extension into the water made of cooled volcanic lava!
  • Earthquake: The earth is shaking and, this time, it is doing so with a vengeance!  While earthquakes may be so small that some might not even feel it, earthquakes of magnitudes greater than a 4.0 are sure to cause at least a little damage and a lot of disconcert!  In the even of a 7.0+ magnitude earthquake, the earth near the quake's epicenter is almost always totally destroyed.  The shaking is so violent that those who are bound to the land may find it difficult to do little more than cower in a hopefully safe place.  Earthquakes this large can often cause large waves to crash into the shoreline and it is not unusual for large clefts in the earth to be formed.  If it is large enough, parts of the continent may very well be separated from its mother...  In mountainous areas, disastrous avalanches are sure to occur.
  • Tsunami: This titanic wave is a formidable sight and often hits with little warning and no mercy.  The warning signs are there, for those who are smart enough to heed them.  In the hours before a tidal wave, the tide will pull back much farther than usual, exposing sealife and their normally watery domain to the elements; conversely, an unsually high tide or larger than normal waves may also be a clue for the incoming disaster.  Often, an eerie calm seems to be upon the earth...  Until you hear the loud roar of the ocean approaching.  Should you hear the low growl of the ocean, this is your last chance to head for high ground.  This tidal wave will crash into the continent like a ravenous beast, eating up the earth in front of it and dragging its victims down to a watery death.  The death toll will rise, both from the voracious beating of their bodies against rock and tree as well as drowning from being held beneath the angry waters, leaving the earth wasted and flooded for days before it well and truly returns to its slumber grounds.
  • Fire: Gasp, a fire!  Sometimes, these fires are quite small and only burn a small section of land.  Even medium sized wildfires are usually capable of being contained if caution is taken and skilled benders are around.  Hoewver, if the fire is particularly angry, it may go well past the point of no return.  With plenty of tinder to feed it, it has gathered enough momentum to burn acres without batting an eye.  It moves fast and efficiently, bouncing from treetop to treetop in its frenzy to consume everything in its path.  Smoke chokes the lungs of anyone near the firesight, turning the sky black and dying the orange sun as red as its own fury.  Those caught in this firestorm may well not make it out, as even those with fire magic are prone to suffocation from its choking smoke.  In fact, without a blessed rainfall, it is unlikely this fire will stop on its own.  In its wake, the ground will be black and completely burned and will likely take years to return to normal.
  • Freeze: A cold front has swept across Anomalous!  While a snowstorm can be as innocent as a lightly falling snow perfect for taking a nice stroll through, it can become a bigger beast should temperatures drop and winds speeds pic up.  Snowstorms themselves carry the heaviest amount of snowfall whereas blizzards, should they arise, boasting high speed wings capable of being sustained for hours at a time; both cases may reduce visibility and, in extreme cases, may reduce one's vision to a few feet at best.  Not to mention the unreal amount of snow being thrown about!  At the end of the blizzard, as much as four to five feet of fresh snow upon the ground, more than enough to bury tunnel dwellers for days - or months! - if the overall weather does not melt it away soon enough and, more often than not, will block off parts of the realm as usually open passages become blocked with snow.  In addition, a cold spell (freezing day-to-day temperatures) and ice storms that leave anything in its path covered in ice may occur.
  • Heatwave: May occur in tandem with frequent fires/disasters.  Whatever the case, heatwaves bring with it a menagerie of problems that can occur.  Not only can it simply make your day awfully uncomfortable, it can often cause water sources to shrink and kill off much of the greenery usually reserved for eating!  Beware drought conditions and the threat of heat stroke.
  • Tornado: It's a twister!  Even 'small' tornados can cause some pretty impressive damage, uprooting shallow-rooted plants or knocking down heavy boughs off of the trees.  As the tornados increase in strength, so too does their destructive power!  As the wind speed increases in its frenzied twist, large trees may be uprooted, precarious rock formations shoved out of their anchors, and heavier items picked up (like, hmm, a body?) and tossed like a hacky sack.  Tornados leave an obvious path behind them but, for those worried about the warning signs, it is best to keep an eye to the sky and take cover if a storm is looking particularly dark and devilish.
  • Pestilence: While not necessarily a weather condition, an outbreak of a disease can certainly ruin your day!  An outbreak of a minor disease such as a cold may be more amusing than anything else (anyone else picturing the entire Saraph herd sniffling and stuck in bed?) a more deadly disease that runs rampant may leave an impressive death toll in its wake.  In addition, anything that wipes out vast collections of food sources (such as a plant disease, swarms of insects, or diseases/heavy predation among fish, to give a few examples) may also occur.  While insectivores might not mind the swarms so much, those who don't eat enough greens may suffer indigestion or starve altogether if their main food source is completely wiped out.  Trade may or may not become essential during times of food shortages, which can cause problems in its own right.
  • Landslides: Be it a little mudslide or a full blown avalanche, larger than normal amounts of earth moving as if on their own can be quite dangerous!  Smaller landslides might simply block off a formerly accessible pathway but larger scale landslides/avalanches can bury unsuspecting travelers without warning!  Often times, unless rescued quickly, victims of these events can be buried alive.  Injury may occur to those who escape but were nearby thanks to the falling rocks or boulders concealed behind the snows of an avalanche.

Chance of Occurrence

  • Major Event | 5% Chance.
  • Remarkable Event | 15% Chance.
  • Average Event | 30% Chance.
  • Minor Event | 50% Chance.

History of Major Events

Eventually, this section will include a brief synopsis of the most deadly natural events that transpired in Anomalous's history!

Recent In-Game Events

This section lists the record of events that have occurred in-game!  The most recent event will be listed at the top.

Month/In-Game Season: June 2017 | Spring, Year 1996.
Herd Afflicted: Nombeko.
Type of Disaster: Heatwave.
Severity: Average.
Link to Forecast: N/A.

Month/In-Game Season: 
April 2017 | Autumn, Year 1995.
Herd Afflicted: Austerian.
Type of Disaster: Storm.
Severity: Minor.
Link to Forecast: N/A.

Month/In-Game Season: 
January 2017 | Winter, Year 1994.
Herd Afflicted: Linx.
Type of Disaster: Fire.
Severity: Minor.
Link to Forecast: Mini-Event | Protecting the Past.

Month/In-Game Season: 
December 2016 | Autumn, Year 1994.
Herd Afflicted: Saraph.
Type of Disaster: Meteor Shower.
Severity: Major.
Link to Forecast: Payback in Spades.

Month/In-Game Season: November 2016 | Summer, Year 1994.
Herd Afflicted: None.
Type of Disaster: ---.
Severity: ---.
Link to Forecast: N/A.

Month/In-Game Season:
October 2016 | Spring, Year 1994.
Herd Afflicted: Austerians.
Type of Disaster: Pestilence (Bugs displaced from Scyb fires rain upon the forest!).
Severity: Minor.
Link to Forecast: N/A.

Month/In-Game Season:
September 2016 | Winter, Year 1993.
Herd Afflicted: Scybilline.
Type of Disaster: Fire (Continued Effects).
Severity: Major.
Link to Forecast: The Inferno | Scybilline Mass RP

Month/In-Game Season: August 2016 | Autumn, Year 1993.
Herd Afflicted: Scybilline.
Type of Disaster: Fire.
Severity: Major.
Link to Forecast: The Inferno | Scybilline Mass RP

Month/In-Game Season: July 2016 | Summer, Year 1993.
Herd Afflicted: Saraph.
Type of Disaster: Freeze.
Severity: Minor.
Link to Forecast: July 2016 Weather Forecast | Saraph's Summer Chill


There's a 30% chance it's already raining.
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:iconpoisonsoldat:
PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh I was worried something else could've happened ;w; thank you rngods! haha
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Cactus-sis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the Shadows won't get the Nombekos, THE SUN WILL
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Camyza Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
YESSSSSSSSSS :la:
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:iconcamyza:
Camyza Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
WEEEEEEEEEEE
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:iconagentdarkhorse:
AgentDarkhorse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exciting :D
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:iconjouroo:
jouroo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ohoho yessss Evil Grin 
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:iconarkneos404:
Arkneos404 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YYYYAAAAAAASSSS

No I'm just worried that the first roll we do is a major event.
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:iconagentdarkhorse:
AgentDarkhorse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can just imagine, just wipe everyone out fron the start lol
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:iconarkneos404:
Arkneos404 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Whoops that's the end of Anomalous, everyone"
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:iconagentdarkhorse:
AgentDarkhorse Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, ithat's was fun while it lasted
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:iconfrostwalker:
Frostwalker Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Watch it be a world wide disaster
JUST WAITING FOR THE DOOM
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:iconarkneos404:
Arkneos404 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We accidentally summon world-wide earthquakes that just destroy everything
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