Reality Storms are events which occur due to the influence of character(s) living in Nautilus, either because of their canon's nature or an incident which causes a shift in the city's reality. However, it's important to note that Nautilus as an entity is not responsible for reality storms. Rather, storms occur when Chaos builds up around the city due to character influence, then is released all at once when there a large enough amount is accumulated. Think of it like a dam bursting due to heavy rains and flooding.
Storms generally last about a week, but have been known to span anywhere from 3-10 days. They end when the pent up amount of Chaos exhausts itself, returning the city and the inhabitants to normal. Other events have also occurred outside of the Reality Storms, confirming the possibility that the city doesn't need to have its reality warped to stir action among the Wakened.
Editor's Note: Working on this page some, since we've had a ton of events. Please feel free to correct me on any of this, add to and whatnot. We'd like to be able to gather all of the events that have occurred, and what caused them.
The Musical Event!
Cause: Characters hailing from musicals (i.e. Nathan Wallace, Sally)
Everyone was bursting into song. As such, musical laws were applied — live background music, complicated dance choreography, the works.
The Nightmare Event!
Cause: Pyramid Head
The Wakened's fears were transformed into horrifying reality.
Humans and Robots Event!
Cause: The entirety of the Transformers cast
The Wakened turned into robots and the robots turned into humans. Enough said.
Animals! Thousands Of Them!
Cause: The Titans
A good portion of Nautilus' active population turned into animals.
When Starscream messed up the city really bad!
Cause: Starscream's big fat ego
Starscream, really daring to be stupid, messed up Nautilus. But he was sorry it happened so everything was okay after that.
Cause: Ikuto Tsukiyomi
Dreams hatched from eggs and were tiny versions of Nautilus citizens.
Cause: Joshua/Kiryuu Yoshiya
Although they were still in the city, some Wakened were trapped in a game on a different plane of reality.
Cause: Thomas Jefferson, Paradox, others
Characters slipped either forwards or backwards in their timelines. Split timelines were also created, which included a group from ten years in the future.
Attack Of The Clones!
Cause: Vexen and Shockwave
Clones showed up and either wrecked havoc or managed to be amazingly more adorable than their originals. What the hell.
METAPLOT: Oh Look, The City Is Being Destroyed!
Isis liked poetry, long walks on the beach, and turning everything you know and love into glass so she could form a perfect society of people obedient to only her.
METAPLOT: Oh Look, The City Is Sinking Into Chaos!
Isis cut the chains holding Nautilus up above Chaos, and the city began to sink. Although this caused a repeat of several previous reality storms and a number of unusual city shifts, Bending suddenly became a lot easier.
Suddenly, Keyblades! Thousands Of Them!
Cause: Axel getting stuck in the Labyrinth
After Axel was pulled out of the Labyrinth, several Heartless broke out and caused havoc throughout the city. To make matters easier for the citizens and denizens, Nautilus was kind enough to distribute Keyblades to those challenged by the Heartless. While magical elements had since been drained from the Keyblades, the Wakened were still able to summon them long after the event had passed. They make mighty good back scratchers!
Suddenly, Monsters! Thousands Of Them!
Cause: Squall Leonhart
Also Known As: The Lunar Cry. Towards the beginning of December, the moon developed a massive zit, which exploded and caused monsters to rain from the sky. After a bit of destruction and more than a few fights, the monsters migrated to the areas outside the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts.
The Musical Event 2.0!
Cause: Characters from musicals
Just as it had happened before, everyone burst into full musical numbers for a week.
Wishing Upon A Star…
Cause: The Quadrantid meteor shower
Wakened who wished on the shooting stars had a wish granted for one week. However, anything wished for was slightly off. For example, if a character wished for a childhood toy, it was a brighter or darker shade from its original color, or not as soft as they had remembered. Physical objects in general would have some small defects. If someone wished for a person to be in Nautilus, the person appeared. Unfortunately, they acted like a flat, stereotyped version of themselves, giving standard answers that didn't entirely correlate to the situation at hand. Any of these things disappeared after a week.
Cause: Valentine's Day
On February the 14th, some Wakened woke up to find themselves chained to another Wakened. In their predicament, they were forced to spend the entire day with that person until midnight. And it didn't matter who they were chained to — if they liked that person or not, they were stuck.
Cause: Nautilus wanting everyone to quit killing each other
For three whole days, the Wakened felt euphoric and drugged. They were calm, found simple things totally awesome, craved food, hallucinated, and did inexplicable things. Think an over-exaggerated stereotype of a drug addict. (Alternately, the 'lucky' ones experienced a really bad trip.)
Cause: The anniversary of Cyrus' death
For one week, a number of Wakened reverted to exactly the way they were upon arriving in Nautilus. Except that they all had their powers. (Oh no!) The aftermath of the storm had its fair share of severed ties among those who tried to maintain their working relationships, a feat no previous storm had been able to do up until this point in time.
Internal Monologue Fail
Cause: Characters with rampant internal monologues
For four days, the Wakened affected found their internal monologues were immediately made public by a disembodied voice for all to hear.
A Variety Event
A week of utter insanity. People turned into robots, robots turned into animals, people broke out into song randomly in the streets, and the ages of characters shifted!
The Sudden Lack of Inhibitions
For one week, the Wakened lost their inhibitions (except those that kept them from killing others) and did whatever they felt like, no matter how crazy it was. Amazingly, no one died during the storm (?).
Cause: Hazel Bentley experimenting with some of Rip van Winkle's blood
On Halloween, a week-long siege against Nautilus by legions of the undead began. The Wakened, who found themselves powerless and undeniably human, were trapped in the city to fend off the hordes for their survival. This event included zombies from Resident Evil, Left 4 Dead, Eternal Darkness, and Hellsing.
How To Be Thankful
For a week, Bending was disabled. Nautilus' endless stores of food and fuel diminished, forcing the Wakened to carefully ration their supplies in order to keep themselves from starving. At the week's end, a massive feast appeared in the Central Plaza to mark the end of the enforced famine. The message of actual thankfulness was lost in translation, but it was a good reminder not to take things for granted.
Those Angels Who Weep
Cause: The Doctor Who Cast
Seven days of invading Weeping Angels! They appeared in the streets and inside of homes, terrorizing the Wakened and trapping anyone they caught in different places in time. At the end of the event, everyone who had been caught returned to the city, alive and well.
Pokemon, GETTO daze!
Cause: Ash Ketchum and Jun
A week of monsters kept in pockets: the Wakened either became Pokemon or were Pokemon trainers. The latter came with an insane drive to catch their fellow Poke!Wakened to use them in epic Pokemon battles!
Cause: Valentine's Day
A few days after Valentine's, boxes of "discount chocolates" began to appear in people's dwellings. All chocolates had a variety of flavored fillings that, when eaten, had different effect for those who decided not to pass on discounted chocolate. Some of these effects included, but were not limited to: falling madly in love with the first person they laid eyes on, wanting said person to be their BFF or to shower them with attention, turned Wakened into outright stalkers, or had them feel intense hatred toward their unfortunately-chosen target.
Make Us Whole Event
Cause: Isaac Clarke
A week-long event wherein a red statue called "The Marker" appeared in the Western District, slowly causing many Wakened to hallucinate about the ones they missed. Over the course of the event, the affected Wakened became increasingly delusional, seeing other Wakened as monsters who were attacking their imagined lost friends/loved ones. Out of the instinctive protection they felt for the imagined beings, they attacked the Wakened who weren't under the influence of the storm and, before it was finally over, began hurting themselves when their hallucinations began to cause them great guilt.
NOT-STORM: The City of Pillow
Cause: Hurrdurr'gha, Deva of Hexes
For two whole weeks, the City of Pillow floated over Nautilus. Access to this strange city was provided by a lift, letting the Wakened ascend and explore the strange Districts of Slinkies, Memories, Baking Power, and Transportation. None of it made any sense and the city was left to its own devices, floating along its merry way. It was rarely visited long after its initial arrival.
Cause: Rex's one year anniversary in Nautilus
Similar to the invasion of Lunar Cry monsters, EVOs flooded into the city and terrorized the populace for five days. Nanite-free characters were infected, turning into EVOs themselves. When it was over, the remaining EVOs retreated to the city outskirts, joining the rest of Nautilus' fluctuating wildlife.
Cause: Persona 4 cast
For two weeks, the city of Nautilus was engulfed in a thick fog. Several residents produced Shadow versions of themselves that had to be faced in order to gain their very own Persona. Some were successful in accepting these dark truths. Others were not, progressing no further than what had already been established. After the fog cleared, Shadow Nautilus became accessible through television screens for those who hold the ability to summon a Persona for a limited time. A Junes building also came into being, becoming a local shopping center in the Eastern District for those who still shopped the old-fashioned way.
METAPLOT: The Darkness
Cause: The Dark Aeon
With the city split into two separate planes, the Dark Aeon came. It hungered. But it was sent running after the Wakened dealt with it.
Film Noir Event
The city. A week of dark, shadowy places and grainy filters, old visual effects and camera techniques. It was a story of mood, meaning, and menace which would soon fade to black.
GUEST EVENT: Visitations
The city brought in new blood. Once two weeks were up, they all disappeared. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
To Tell The Truth
No lie. No, really. No one could lie. That alone meant trouble for almost everyone.
Fairy Tale Infection
Cause: Wendy and her stories
FAIRY TALES CAME TO LIFE. Everyone and their mother got a role! It was…strange.
METAPLOT: Return of the Dark Aeon
Cause: Pyramid Head, Xemnas, and a mysterious "kid"
These two + mystery Isis Juice + Dark Aeon = Metaplot Round 2. Had Xemnas never left the weirdness going on in Nautilus at the time, he would have never come across Pyramid Head and its discovery of the Dark Aeon. But that was what took place, and the child who met them there offered them an opportunity they couldn't refuse.
METAPLOT: Nightmare Rampage
Cause: Dark Aeon
Nightmares aplenty were going on up in here. It was terrible, but it spurred action to stop any more suffering that had already been caused. Through the joint effort of the Wakened, the Aeon was eventually subdued before it was completely Unmade, keeping Nautilus safe once more from any future danger. The loss of Neriae at the hands of Nash Latkje and Hekket's betrayal (which included the initial luring of the Dark Aeon) had struck Wakened morale hard.
Drunk And High: Part DOS
Cause: Man, I forgot
Things shifted because everyone deserved a break from the madness previously lived, and everyone got wasted and high on nothing. So long as no one died, it was all good.
Cause: Ratchet's account of Nautilus' History
Some time after the old 'bot gathered everyone for a history lecture lesson, time went wibbly-wobbly all over the city. Forward, backward, everything in-between.
Masquerade (Mini) Event
Cause: Nautilus + Halloween
Nautilus felt bad for the last storm, so he brought everyone to a party in the West Side. Free costumes for all!
The Empathy Storm
Cause: Alice Hartsen
Due to Alice's abilities, everyone had "feels." Or, in layman's terms, emotions resonated. And that caused some problems.
They Came Upon A Midnight Clear: The Christmas Event
Cause: Christmas Time's Nearing
THE RETURN (AND EVENTUAL DEFEAT) OF ROBO-SANTA. It was pretty epic. And no one died!
The Providence Control Collar Storm!
Cause: Caesar Salazar / GR cast
A storm where the Wakened were fitted with Providence Control Collars. The collars negated all negative emotions and urges, replacing them with happy feeling. Everyone needed a hug.
REVENGE of Valentine's Day
Cause: Nautilus (?)
There were drunk Cupids and other various Valentine cliches floating about. It was terrible.
PLAYER PLOT: Paint It Black
Cause: Pitch Black
Somewhere along the timeline, Pitch Black maintained old habits, using his abilities to influence and manipulate the ever-trusting Rex Salazar to help move his plans along. Shadows spread within the city, but they didn't grow as long as they could have. Despite the return to normalcy, the consequences the major players experienced had their effects.
The Nautilus Academy Storm
Cause: Code Geass cast, any high school student in Nautilus
A giant High School AU Meme ensued, and prom was on Friday!!
Cause: Rex Salazar for using Pitch's abilities
Short explanation: everything went wonky. Further explained in laconic terms: powers and abilities were switched between Wakened.
Beach Party (Mini) Event
Cause: Summertime in Nautilus
Surf, sand, and sun! Summer was official!! Everyone got a new swimsuit and some rays! Maybe. There was food, too, so that was a plus.
The DESIRE Storm
Cause: The Brave Police J-Decker crew
A butt-ugly statue appeared and drew out everyone's deepest, darkest desires. Many extremes ensued.
Altered Memories Storm
Cause: The canonical manipulation of Lelouch vi Britannia's memories by his father's Geass (Memory Manipulation)
And then everyone was everyone else's brother/sister/lover/spouse/cousin/enemy/etc. It was a confusing time.
The PURR-fect Storm
Cause: Calex and the hideous amount of cats in Nautilus
PEOPLE WERE CATS. BOOM.
The LANTERN CORPS Storm
Nautilus finally put a ring on it! In other terms, everyone affected became owners of a lantern and a battery. Depending on the emotion and the color of the ring they bore, they were prone to go insane if they overdid it. Fun times were had by all.
The Ghosts of Christmas Past Storm
Cause: Everyone and their mother
Past Wrongs and Regrets returned to haunt the Wakened in spectral form. Whether there was closure or not was left entirely up to them.
Chinese New Year (Mini) Event
Cause: We have Asian Wakened, we get Asian holidays!
Ringing in the New Year: Chinese Style! Many activities and plenty of food were available to satiate the curious.
Nautilus' Fifth Anniversary
Cause: Five years isn't enough?
As the fifth year rolled around, Nautilus reflected. The Heart of the City returned to its former glory for a week.
The Half & Half Combo Reality Storm
Cause: OOC mishaps Soul Eater Evans (Genderswap) and Danny Fenton (Divided We Fall) (absent from the madness)
Genders were swapped, and personality traits were divided. Sometimes a terrible combination of the two happened. Crazy stuff, man.
The Magical City of Nautilus Storm
Cause: Jake Long
Why only have dragons when you can have a whole menagerie of magical creatures both good and evil? Because that was what happened. Magical creatures everywhere.
The Trust Fall (Mini) Storm
Cause: Trust (or the lack thereof)
It wasn't anything new, but many of Nautilus' Wakened didn't trust each other. This was "fixed" that by yelling "TRUST FALL!" and falling (or bodily throwing oneself) on the nearest person/Cybertronian/whatever for a few days.
METAPLOT: The Dark Mirror - Part I
Cause: "The Ferryman"
Meanwhile, something dark lurked out from its shadows. The Creature resurfaced to walk the city, visiting unsuspecting Wakened any chance it had. This caused some interesting reactions.
Memories of Another Life
Cause: The very existence of other timelines, worlds, and universes
New memories had been inserted into Wakened minds for a week. This led to a lot of confusion and fact-checking.
METAPLOT: The Dark Mirror - Part II
Cause: "The Ferryman"
The Creature found more victims. More reactions and worry followed.
METAPLOT: The Hunt for the Labyrinth
Cause: "The Ferryman" once more
After a grand ball, the Creature briefly appeared. Wasting no time, Ursaems brought a call to arms in order to rid the city of the Labyrinth Creature's existence once and for all. The city's inhabitants were heavily divided upon what to do.
METAPLOT: Agents of Entropy - Part I: The Hunt for The Labyrinth
Ursaems called on the Wakened again to stop the Labyrinth creature's menacing by means of trapping it within an amulet. This time around, he had some volunteers.
METAPLOT: Agents of Entropy - Part II: The Upheaval
Ursaems and his team of volunteers and students made their leave, chasing down The Creature within The Between before successfully capturing it within the amulet. Thriving on the high of their victory, they then travel to another world known as Pink's Clues to fix its problems. It was here the group found out the Deva had used them to trap the Labyrinth creature and usurp its power for himself while destroying the world at the same time. Meanwhile, Chaos erupted in Nautilus quite literally.
Metaplot: The Storm Breaks
Cause: Ursaems, "The Ferryman", Wakened
Mention of a Red Herring relic floated on as rumors did, prompting Antovil and Calex to look into it without mentioning anything to anyone. They returned later, worse for wear, with one Deva nearly half-dead from Chaos-poisoning. On the Wakened side of things, more exertion and planning went underway. While plans diverged and converged, it all led up back to Kalliste, the City of Glass. Ursaems made his final Villain speech, confirming that this was the point of no return. All combative parties left for Kalliste to engage in a battle that went on for days. It ended once the Labyrinth creature was freed from its amulet prison, quickly taking Ursaems down with it into who-knows-where. During all of this, parts of Kalliste fell onto Nautilus, leading to many smashed buildings. Old landmarks were far from spared, becoming nothing more than rubble. Rest, rebuilding, and restoration slowly picked up the moment peace returned to the City of Change.
Thanksgiving (Mini) Storm
Cause: Thanksgiving and thankfulness
Turkeys were actual live turkeys and not crayon drawings. Stuffing rained down in scattered showers, and when the turkeys ate the stuffing, they grew bigger. For Nautilus, it was a Tuesday.
Wild Life Storm
Cause: Revenge for turkey sacrifice, all of the anthropomorhic Wakened
After spending all that time feasting on turkey carcasses, the Wakened started turning into animals. Speech and some minds were impeded. It was like walking through a zoo.
The Senseless Storm
Cause: Wakened with lost senses
Some Wakened experienced losing their physical or mental senses. Others gained senses they either lost or never had. Disorientation was a major deal.
Red String of Fate (Mini) Storm
Cause: Valentine's Day
Wakened woke up with red strings tied to their fingers or paws and were either romantically connected or friendship connected. Running into Helix cuts the strings and caused severe pain for those had been connected to them. On February 14th, several Wakened that stayed woke up in either wedding dresses or wedding suits.
The Grab Bag of Storms!
Cause: Veteran Wakened
Several effects of past storms happened to the Wakened all at once. Some were lucky enough to be hit with multiple effects during the course of the week, which wasn't very lucky at all.
The Nutcracker (Mini) Storm
Cause: Christmas and its nuttiness
Many references to The Nutcracker Ballet took hold, but at least it was festive.
NOT-STORM: April Showers Reality Storm
Cause: The month of April?
Rain fell. It then poured for several days, creating a huge flood and an even bigger mess for the Wakened to clean up after.
The Village Storm
Cause: Number 6
Like the centralized academy before it, the Central Plaza shifted into the Village Number 6 was all too familiar with. Those who were trapped within its walls either turned into fellow prisoners or into wardens that kept close watch on the Village denizens. Number 6 himself took on a role as the dreaded Number 2. And, like with some of the other storms, it dealt a blow on the mental and emotional states of those who were directly affected.
Translator Failure (Mini) Storm
Cause: Technical difficulties?
The communicators' auto translator broke for a week, leaving the Wakened without a means to communicate clearly with each other.
Bad Future Storm
Cause: Scott Summers
Several Wakened were lucky enough to experience bad futures from their canon source or anything otherwise stated. The chances of it lasting for a short while were dashed with the excess of Affected Wakened who unwittingly brought about death with them, causing more trauma than had ever happened before.
Cause: Number 6 and Mary Poppins
Several Wakened's furniture broke into pieces and were put into boxes. Left with the only option of putting it back together the old-fashioned way, they found they had to cooperate and follow directions in order to rebuild everything back to how it should be.
Monster Mash Mini-Storm
Cause: Supernatural Wakened
The Wakened turned into various types of monsters for Halloween.
Nautilus Zone Storm
Cause: Sonic the Hedgehog cast
All four districts were transformed into different zones resembling the ones from the Sonic games/universe. There were also chao. Lots of them.
Frozen (Mini) Storm
Cause: Anna of Arendelle
Some of the Wakened's affected population suddenly found themselves with uncontrollable ice powers or stuck wearing a certain Ice Queen's dress (or both).
METAPLOT: Genesis of Nature - Phase 1
Although months had passed without any outward threat to the city, the Wakened were soon aware of the fact that Areva, the Deva of Thrills, became infected with something they had never seen before. Plants had slowly been growing on her over time, finally weakening her to the point where she became a tree. Several of the Ascended started to see the beginnings of small sprouts on their own bodies, causing a premature outbreak of worry.
METAPLOT: Genesis of Nature - Phase 2
Like Areva and the Ascended, Nautilus felt the brunt of the spreading disease. With what little strength he had left, he managed to create a regression of the symptoms, letting a few weeks past without incident prior to relapsing. Those who appeared to have been immune slowly became sick, joining the fray who were already further along in the crippling stages of the plague.
METAPLOT: Genesis of Nature - Phase 3 & 4
Cause: Ursaems (retroactively)
Even before things got worse again, desperate measures were taken to find clues of where the plague all began. Leads led back to Arcas, a world which Areva had crafted from pieces of the former world of Pink's Clues. All signs pointed to Ursaems' previous orchestrations that inevitably had to split the Wakened into two groups. While one group traveled to the world the Deva of Entropy had last occupied to search for a cure, the other group dealt with an over-excessive plant and chaos monster attack on the city. The battle waged wore on those who participated and succumbed to the plant disease, but a small spark of hope returned once the former group came back in the nick of time. With some difficulty, an antidote was eventually created, saving the Wakened and the Deva from any further outbreaks.
Valentines Day (Mini) Event
Cause: Valentine's day
Those affected by the reality storm suddenly had red hearts floating above and around them. Those who decided to touch other people's hearts either saw a romantic vision of themselves and the owner of said heart, or, in the case of family, a happy memory that was either real or fake.
Gag Reel Storm
Cause: Relius Clover
For a week, things around Nautilus were really humorous. Those affected were (mostly) still themselves, but they were placed in funny situations.
The WOOFtastic (Mini)Storm
Cause: Missile (and other dogs)
Similar to the PURRfect Storm, a number of Wakened turned into dogs.
NPC PLOT: Penance Overdue: Retribution of The Scion
Cause: Klement Devereux
Although much of the stress surrounding the last citywide crisis had passed, Klement still felt the brunt of its lingering weight. He saw no change in the attitudes of the Wakened, nor did Areva show any remorse for all the trouble she brought upon everyone, both cementing his decision to take action toward all of them. Aware of the choice he was making, he embraced his role as the Deva of Judgement, visiting certain Wakened to make them just as aware of their past and present sins. The punishments the Wakened were saddled with were personal outcomes of their own doing, leaving them to either learn from their past mistakes or tough it out without resolving anything on their part. But, as he and a few others had expected, the backlash was great. Seeing little to no change among the ones who suffered from their personal attacks and from the ones who watched everything unfold, Klement eventually apologized and forced his hand, clearing the remaining victims of their punishments before turning himself in to the Southern District Jail.
Feel the Force
Cause: Star Wars cast
The Force was present among the Wakened in Nautilus, turning those Affected to join the cause of the Light Side or gather together within the Dark Side. Fortunately, there were still Jedi and Sith who knew how to handle the sudden rise in Force-Sensitives.
Children's Day (Mini) Storm
Cause: Children's Day
Some Wakened were turned into kids, leaving those Unaffected by the storm to take care of them.
Yet One More Musical Storm
Hot & Cold (Mini) Storm
Cause: The weather
A massive heat wave hit the city. The only way the Wakened could escape it was by helping rebuild Arcas from the ground up.
Everyone Has Psychic Powers
Cause: Lucas Kovach
A number of Wakened were gifted different psychic powers to deal with the ghosts that were all over the city.
Spooky Scary (Mini) Storm
Aside from the Wakened being stuck in a costume for a week, friendly skeletons were walking around to celebrate while running away from dogs.
Cause: Former good guys/bad guys
Some Wakened had their morality flipped from one side to another, the Good turning bad and the Bad turning Good.