As days turned into weeks, more intel about the waves began to come to light. The waves, alongside the ghouls that spawned from them, were the physical embodiment of negative energy and emotions. They thrived off of strife and turmoil, using the anxiety and chaos the fuel its own growth and expansion. It was almost sentient in a way, delving into the dark recesses of the human psyche to strum up horrors that further fatten its gluttonous appetite. But this point, the nightmarish ghouls that sprang from the waves were no longer mere shadowy whispers but fully realized beasts that craved to enact the very emotions that birthed them. Greed. Jealousy. Anger. Fear. Hatred.
The waves began to focus on highly populated locations. Smorgasbords of condensed negative emotions. The time limit seemed to become arbitrary, lasting anywhere from hours to days at a time. However, the fundamental rules of the ghouls remained true. If they could be ignored then it was possible to remain unharmed. However, as the waves grew more powerful so did their ability to influence and manipulate. Adopting innocent forms in order to lure people into traps.
This made policing and hero patrols all the harder. Was that a genuine cry for help? Or had a wave struck and the ghouls were trying to manipulate them into unleashing their fury? The psychological strain alongside the fatigue of having to remain constantly vigilant was wearing down Japan's protectors. Things only grew more dire as the situation seemed to have no clear end in sight. But hope had not been extinguished...
...At least, not until a massive coalescence of ghouls began to form in the middle of downtown Tokyo. It was a horrid sight to behold, much less hear as the ghastly wails drowned out any sounds for blocks. Then, just as soon as it started, the event ended and a ghoul the size of a literal mountain was now seated in the city.
The city was evacuated at once. But in the panic, more and more ghouls began to merge and take on the forms of monstrous beasts throughout the city and thwarting escape attempts. Within hours, Tokyo had become nothing short of a warzone as police and pro heroes attempted to continue with the evacuations.
However, the strangest development of all this was that the mountain sized ghoul—which had been dubbed "Yama" after the King of Hell—had remained stationary. Its inferno red eyes remaining transfixed on nothing in particular. It merely squatted in position, as if bored or...
NEW STAFF/QOL CHANGES
After receiving over 21 seaparate applications for the moderator position, we were simply blown away by everyone's outpouring of kindness and passion for the site. It was a difficult decision to make considering how everyone would've brought something INCREDIBLE to the forefront—and we're not just saying that just to say it. If you were not selected today, please know that it is in no way a reflection of who you are or what you offer. YOU ARE AMAZING, and we hope to see you lead on an upcoming Task Force for the site! With all that being said, we're happy to welcome Aysu, Birdercrow, Koffee-Kun, and LibriumRail to the staff team!
We've also taken the liberty of updating each of the board's skins to ensure that all information was relevant and updated. This includes making sure that our staff page now accurately reflects everyone's our team, updating our current plot info, and updating the site's update tab (the thing that you're reading right now). We've also gone ahead and updated the board skin's list to let everyone know whether each theme is light or dark as well as stating it's secondary color. Finally, we've added a "Notifications" button to the top of each board's navigation menu so you can easily navigate to your notifications whenever you've been pinged in a thread.
U.A. SYSTEM UPDATES
In response to the criticisms of the U.A. School System, the teachers and staff have come together to bring dramatic changes that hopefully address the concerns that were raised and enhance the student experience. The update includes a rework of the Exams System, a Faculty Rework, the addition of a new U.A. Board, a new Bulletin System, Student Empowerment, and the merging of classes. For a more detailed breakdown on what changed, click the title of the update.