Metroplex Day

Metroplex Day is a recurring holiday on August 13th which marks the anniversary of the launch of Metroplexity. In the past, people have gotten to set off fireworks and watch them on the waterfront.

The Metroplex Day celebrations have remained similar each year, although there are some additions or changes every year. For specific details, see:

Legend
BrassKnuckles25.jpg Combat Encounters Eclipse.jpg Etheric only
Peace-Patch.jpg Noncombat Encounters coffee.jpg Non-Etheric only
defaultitem.jpg Choice Encounters fishingpole.jpg Requires Fishing pole
LeatherJacket.jpg Gang Warfare Encounters PDA.jpg Can lead to a Hacking Encounter

Notes

Legal fireworks can be purchased for 20 credits at the University Bookstore. You may upgrade one to an enhanced firework and upgrade these into a twin firework, gold firework, or dangerous firework, and in 2013 onward, smoky firework.

The Metros system started sponsoring Metroplex Day in 2013 by offering free transit for the day. Traveling by Metros gives the following message:

The sign on the payment terminal just says "Metros is proud to cosponsor this year's Metroplex Day" rather than the usual request for 5 credits. The turnstyle lets you through, though, so it must be free today.

BrassKnuckles25.jpg Combat Encounters

       Opponents        Encounter Text Notes
Eclipse.jpg Firework-Dragon100.jpg
FIREWORKS SERPENT
A firework streaks into the air and turns around, soaring towards you. The ball of flame opens a gaping maw, preparing to swallow you whole. Waterfront only; 2009+
Eclipse.jpg Firework-Dragon100.jpg
FIREWORKS SERPENT
Your firework shrieks back down, gathering speed as it approaches you. It roars as it crashes down, the front of the fireball splitting open into a massive maw. After using 1 twisted firework*; 2010+
Eclipse.jpg Twinned-Fire-Serpents2.jpg
INTERTWINED SERPENTS
Two curving fireworks shriek back down towards you, curling closing together as the flames resolve into two serpentine heads. One firework is almost burnt out, just a guttering green flame in the darkness, while the other burns with a brilliant red light. After using 2 twisted fireworks*; 2010+
Eclipse.jpg SmokeDragon.jpg
SMOKE DRAGON
The smoke drifting over the waterfront condenses into a recognizable shape… a dragon drifting above the waves. With a fiery roar, it turns towards you. After using a smoky firework*; 2013+

* These encounters seem to show up anywhere aboveground (Smoke Dragon one not tested but the text implies Waterfront only?). The Fireworks Serpent and Intertwined Serpents show up the turn immediately after using twisted firework(s), but the Smoky one shows up a handful of turns later. Smoke Dragon stops showing up once you've killed it(?).

Peace-Patch.jpg Noncombat Encounters

Encounter Notes
Pre-Metroplex Day Excitement On The Quad, on August 12th (day before)
coffee.jpg Metroplex Day Is Starting On the Waterfront, first time only
coffee.jpg Single Firework On the Waterfront
coffee.jpg Double Fireworks On the Waterfront
coffee.jpg Triple Fireworks On the Waterfront
coffee.jpg Trailing Fireworks On the Waterfront, 2010+
coffee.jpg Grand Finale On the Waterfront, one time only, various conditions (see page for details)
Metroplex Day Rewards On the Waterfront, on August 14th (day after)

defaultitem.jpg Choice Encounters

coffee.jpg? Tiny choking sobs - On Waterfront, 2014 onwards
  1. Talk to her - info
  2. Talk to him - info
  3. Return the plush (With waterlogged plush in your inventory) - info
  4. Show a roman candle - (After returning the plush, with a roman candle) - gain Cheerful Candle or collected candle
  5. Give him your sparkler - (After returning the plush, with an eternal sparkler) - gain returned hound plush
  6. Charge them - Fight Ragged Woman
  7. Leave them be - walk away

Also: Docks Fishing can give a waterlogged plush as part of normal fishing results (no new message).

coffee.jpg? Fireworks Trade - On The Quad, 2010 onwards
  1. Legal firework - Nothing
  2. Enhanced firework - lose enhanced firework, gain roman candle (once only)
  3. Twin fireworks - lose twin firework, gain roman candle (once only)
  4. Gold fireworks - lose gold firework, gain roman candle (once only)
  5. Dangerous firework - lose dangerous firework, gain roman candle and 4 XP in Will (once only)
  6. Twisted firework- lose twisted firework, gain roman candle and 4 XP in Will (once only)
  7. Smoky firework - lose smoky firework, gain roman candle (once only) (2013+)
  8. No, sorry - walk away

Historical

The Fireworks serpent encounter text used to be:

Passing under the warehouse's rafters you hear a scraping you above you. Moments later a dark form drops from above, sending crates scattering everywhere.

You hear a distant, echoing voice say "hey, stop throwing those crates around," but can't be bothered with that now that the thing is barreling at your neck.

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