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Starting out as Celestial Eruption back in 2006 on Invisionfree, Celestial Refresh is a statistical Play-By-Post Game centering around characters and settings from various video games, anime, and a few other odd sources being ripped from their homeland and thrown into a new universe, simply called The Multiverse. Many don't take this very well at first, however, over time, characters learn to adjust to their new homes and neighbors, and veterans are generally unfazed by the zanier parts of both magic and technology, regardless of their native home's surroundings. Despite its dips into rather depressing situations, it does have its sillier and more lighthearted moments.


You can find a link to it here, and the wiki here.

Celestrial Refresh contains examples of:

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    Story Tropes 
  • Aborted Arc: Due to the nature of the RP, an arc can be dropped due to disinterest between players, someone switching out, or general inactivity. Tends to be averted nowadays with board-wide arcs, however.
  • The Atoner: Wylfred recognizes the errors of his past and is trying his best to make up for them, even though a part of him believes that his betrayals of Ancel and Fauxnel will always condemn him.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Leaders of factions are usually pretty strong.
  • Barrier Warrior: Not exclusively, but Aqua's fully capable of generating fairly powerful barriers to protect herself, her allies, and is fairly handy with the Reflect spell.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Alteri is the most politely reserved Sith Lord one might ever meet, she wears a blindfold and walks around in pristine white robes. And temporarily joined the faction of often incredibly idealistic heroes with a small sprinkle of (at worst) Well Intentioned Extremists with a remarkably optimistic goal of bettering the multiverse with the power of science. Remaining on good term with them even after founding another faction with several other! ... She is a power hungry Social Darwinist perfectly willing to lie cheat murder torture and steal to get her way. If necessary.
  • Character Development:
    • Initially starting off as a Failure Heroine for the first three or so stories, Roll gradually becomes a much better and more powerful heroine in her own right and she even got to win a good number of victories.
    • While Bunny's boundless determination is still there, certain events are making her a bit more cautious and considerate towards others.
  • Companion Cube: Ruby Rose treats all weapons very respectfully, but coddles her weapon, Crescent Rose, and calls it her sweetheart.
  • Crapsaccharine World: Many people that were pure and innocent have been turned jaded, and many places like the Mushroom and BeanBean Kingdoms have been overrun by Insanity and Demons, respectively.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Thanks to his strange pattern of speech (American English with Ye Olde English thrown in randomly), and adventurous attitude, Sparrow is often seen as a fool to others, especially his foes. However, he is powerful (for a Rank One) and has jumped inside an Infected Dragon's mouth to kill it from the inside, and successfully shot at Mephistopheles in free-fall.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Zee Tee's killed people via Mind Rape, warping their insides until it's liquid, breaking their arms and legs off, and... yeah, you get the idea.
  • Darkest Hour: NO had certainly gone through one, with the destruction of their main HQ and the death of their leader, Sparrow before disbanding and the few remaining members sticking around as the Radiant Crusade.
  • Death Is Cheap: The penalty for death is spending two weeks in a Diablo-based Netherrealm. And some of the areas in it are actually quite nice and peaceful.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Very minor case with Hawke. In light of losing his power base and having to deal with normal people instead of complete maniacs, Smug Snakes, and warmongering bosses to get it back, he's being forced to interact socially to garner connections. Reisen and his soldiers are actively trying to encourage this, but it's unlikely to happen on a major scale.
  • Determinator: Before Kotone came to the multiverse, her soul left her body but she refused to move on until graduation because she promised her friends she'd meet them on the roof of the school the day of it. She refused to die for an entire month because of this despite already technically being dead.
  • Disability Immunity: Hina suffers from Power Incontinence, cursing anyone who gets too close to her. Pyrrha, however, is unaffected, simply due to the fact she's so unlucky in the first place.
  • Dream Land: The Multiversal Tea Association has access to The Hunter's Dream, which is a limbo-like world that doesn't seem to exist in reality.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Roll's efforts in never giving up in the face of hardship and torment that she had to go through have ultimately paid off with the reunion of her brother MegaMan, finally able to be truly happy for the first time in a long time!
  • Enemy Mine: Wlyfred and Ailyth. One moment they are fighting to the death over the fact that Ailyth had played Wylfred like a fool during his Roaring Rampage of Revenge, the next moment they find themselves thrown into the multiverse together. While they both benefit from working with each other when Wylfred isn't bordering upon attacking her, it's a tentative arrangement as far as Wylfred is concerned. Of course, Ailyth has other ideas...
  • Fantastic Racism: SA-X despises AI robots with a passion. This has led to some intense rivalries.
  • A Father to His Men: Derek is more than willing to take any bullet, spell, or sword meant for his men.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare:
    • The Noblesse Oblige's first act was to conquer the High Heavens to serve as their faction headquarters. Before that, no one had even heard of them as a group.
    • Downplayed with Alteri. In her Canon, rose from being a lowly slave to one of the rulers of The Empire. In the multiverse she has been slowly but steadily amassing power towards her own ends and is currently arguably one of the more powerful characters on the board... Though there are still several who could go toe to toe or even Curb Stomp her in a direct confrontation.
  • Gargle Blaster: Infected Mage is one hell of a drink... even Deadpool can't bring himself to drink more than five.
  • Javelin Thrower: One of Kanfoe's martial skills is to wield an array of throwing spears. He can also make them explode.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Frank is both rude and inappropriate and has major trust issues with authority figures. He also happens to be good with kids, will risk his life to save strangers, and has a large distaste for sensationalist journalism that violates people's privacy.
  • Killed Off for Real: Sparrow was killed during the assault on the NO HQ, and his player specifically stated that he was definitely dead.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Several: The Crawler is a good example, as he was deliberately taken to kill some characters.
  • Level Drain: All characters suffer this upon entering the Multiverse.
    "[The Multiversal Drain] takes away all of [a character's] power, but removes any limitations, turning everyone into an over the top One Piece character."
  • The Man Behind the Man: Well woman in this case...or virus. While Alan is the more well known and obvious threat, Jenova is working behind the scenes with him. Considering what she plans to do to the multiverse, people are going to wish Alan was the worst problem.
  • Necromancer: Alteri is more traditional kind, in that she deals with spirits and ghosts rather than calling up undead monstrosities.
  • Nice Hat: Some characters (notably Mordecai) seem to be a little too focused on Leonora's mitre.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Like all characters, Alan was once just a lowly Rank 1 who was more a threat to the average purse. Even when he started to get more powerful he was always more an anti-villian what with helping out a against the Infected. After the Infected Invasion, however, and after he got back from Deep Space and he is suddenly the leader of one of the more powerful and dangerous factions, allied with another evil faction, working on allying with another, and is currently trashing the main mall of the entire multiverse. Not so harmless indeed.
  • Omniscient Database: Tails possesses a very, very impressive one that has information on most, if not all, of the multiverse and it's denizens. And the multiverse is a BIG place.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Aribeth is still dead from the end of NWN/HOTU, but mostly corporeal due to Multiverse shenanigans, just with ghostly traits like extreme paleness, floating just above the ground, and being surrounded by a thin layer of fog.
  • Psychic Powers: Since beginning Jedi training originally under Solidus, Aribeth's paladin abilities to Detect Evil and use magic have been expanded into Force sensitivity.
  • The Psycho Rangers: Metal Sonic, Metal Tails and Metal Knuckles have formed a dark mirror of Team Sonic. Although, with only Tails a permanent character, they haven't had much chance to show it off.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black:
    • Even in combat, Sita fights in either her Vita school uniform, or the Garden uniform.
    • Kotone tends to wear mostly her old Gekkoukan or new Garden uniform to battle.
  • Seen It All: Surviving more than one zombie infestation, travelling across the multiverse to write tabloids for the Shy Guys, and being middle aged has resulted in Frank really taking things in stride.
  • Semi-Divine: Kanfoe was born as a last-ditch measure to save patapons: a fusion of Kami (the player, who's perceived as a god) and Hero (who's actually mortal, just able to be Reborn infinitely).
  • Stealth Pun: The Beowolves are Grimm. Using a scythe on them makes Ruby a Grimm Reaper.
  • Super Speed: Ruby Rose can move so fast she can create powerful winds as a side-effect.
  • Technical Pacifist: Rachet dislikes fighting. Doesn't mean he won't when forced to.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Recette and Alouette get this treatment:
  • The Tower: The Tower of Twilight, which serves as the cultural capital of the entire multiverse.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Frank has a humanized Photo Finish as a partner. She's a rather serious and famous fashion photographer, Frank is an rugged, whacky photojournalist and possible cross dresser. It's impossible for them to not insult each other every now and again.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Alan attacking the NO HQ, specifically targeting three of its big name members (all of whom he had been on amiable terms with previously) in order to create a name for his own new faction, killing Sparrow in the process.
    • The death of Gannondorf, which threw the long established Lords of Midnight into chaos and led to what was the essentially the death of the faction, with many members joining another faction or leaving, ending one of the most long-established factions in the RP's reign.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Pyrrha believes that if her secret is revealed to the world, she'll be hunted down and killed. In reality, the Multiverse has had more than one high-profile Heel–Face Turn, and she'd likely be accepted. Justified in that in her old world, she was right.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Several characters, sometimes lampshaded by characters not used to strange hair colors.

    Gameplay Tropes 
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Monsters in quests do not have to abide by the same rules that the PCs do. A member of the Third Street Saints once had a move that can cast charm and player characters, which is a move that usually can only work on followers.
  • Damage Typing: Attacks can be Melee, Ranged, Ballistic, or Spell-based. They can also have No-Type, if they don't fit into any of those categories.
  • Game Master: Moderators usually fall into this role, but some quests, called Personal Quests, don't require any Mods.
  • Guns Are Worthless: A bullet will deal just as much as a knife or an axe or a fist for the exact same energy point cost.
  • Loads and Loads of Rules: A little more than your standard RP, but justified due to the complex stat system, and is nowhere near as bad as a Tabletop Game.
  • Mana: Labeled as Energy Points, and can be used for anything from magic spells to martial arts skills to aiming for different body parts.
  • Point Buy System: You can use c to buy new attacks, or improve attack damage, or increase your vitals.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: In-universe case: numerous system changes caused a failed revolt from a select few of the older members.
  • Wallet of Holding Considering there isn't a single universal currency (Most collectively call it "c"), most people are carrying several different kinds, from paper to jewels to coins.


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