History Characters / TheSecretWorldOtherFactions

18th Jun '16 9:07:13 PM AnotherEpicFail
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->''I complain a lot about the Council, and not always in a constructive way, but at the end of the day I ''do'' believe in it and what it's trying to do. I believe with all my heart the Council is needed and that it is possibly the only hope for the future - for ''a'' future. That's why it's so frustrating when we get mired down in pointless rhetoric and conflict again, and ''again'' and ''' ''again.'' '''

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->''I complain a lot about the Council, and not always in a constructive way, but at the end of the day I ''do'' believe in it and what it's trying to do. I believe with all my heart that the Council is needed and that it is possibly the only hope for the future - for ''a'' future. That's why it's so frustrating when we get mired down in pointless rhetoric and conflict again, and ''again'' and ''' ''again.'' '''



->''I was a convenient villain because I questioned their authority, questioned the very foundation of our society. They banished me because they feared me, feared my ideas; they feared what I could become - an end to their rule, a new beginning. But they made a terrible mistake by sending me away: I've been spreading the virus for a long, long time, and now... ''now,'' the infection is complete. What is it they say? "[[ArcWords Dark Days Are Coming]]"? But no, no... '''they're right here!''' ''

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->''I was a convenient villain because I questioned their authority, questioned the very foundation of our society. They banished me because they feared me, feared my ideas; they feared what I could become - an end to their rule, a new beginning. But they made a terrible mistake by sending me away: I've ->''I've been spreading the virus for a long, long time, and now... ''now,'' the infection is complete. What is it they say? "[[ArcWords Dark Days Are Coming]]"? But no, no... '''they're right here!''' ''



->''Morninglight are worse than vampires: they don't just suck you dry and let you go - that's too easy! They ''change'' you, empty out your mind and body, fill what's left of you with nightmares, strip you down until you're just a thing... and it's still not over. There's no release... only the changing.''

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->''Morninglight are worse than vampires: they don't just suck you dry and let you go - that's too easy! They ''change'' you, empty out your mind and body, fill what's left of you with nightmares, strip you down until you're just a thing... and it's still not over. There's no release... only ->''Nothing the changing.Morninglight touches has a beautiful death. That was my mistake. I believed their shit...''
26th May '16 12:34:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: An icy-cold platinum blonde thief, often found doing extremely shady things for extremely shady clients.



* BlondesAreEvil: True, it's clearly a bottle job, but there's no denying that it suits her sly demeanour down to the ground.
28th Dec '15 7:04:36 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* NotSoDifferent: In keeping with its self-image as a just and impartial governing body, the Council likes to avoid the usual array of "[[NecessaryEvil necessary cruelties]]," [[PlayingWithSyringes mad science fiascos]] and [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste conflict profiteering]] utilized by the other secret societies... right up until the Halloween 2015 mission, when it's reveals that [[spoiler: they ruthlessly exploited the events of ''The Park'' to recruit Lorraine while she was still mourning for Callum, forcibly bonded her to one of the Bees, and subjected her near-constant MindRape as a result of the Bee's attempts to protest its imprisonment. For good measure, Lorraine was already borderline-suicidal when the Council got a hold of her: by the time they were done with her, she wanted nothing more than to kill herself... but thanks to the Bee, ''she couldn't.'']]

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* NotSoDifferent: In keeping with its self-image as a just and impartial governing body, the Council likes to avoid the usual array of "[[NecessaryEvil necessary cruelties]]," [[PlayingWithSyringes mad science fiascos]] and [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste conflict profiteering]] utilized by the other secret societies... right up until the Halloween 2015 mission, when it's reveals revealed that [[spoiler: they ruthlessly exploited the events of ''The Park'' to recruit Lorraine while she was still mourning for Callum, forcibly bonded her to one of the Bees, and subjected her near-constant MindRape as a result of the Bee's attempts to protest its imprisonment. For good measure, Lorraine was already borderline-suicidal when the Council got a hold of her: by the time they were done with her, she wanted nothing more than to kill herself... but thanks to the Bee, ''she couldn't.'']]


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* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: [[spoiler: After spending the last Issue as a virtual slave to his Phoenician blackmailers, Arturo finally manages to shake off his fear and despair upon discovering that Sarah is still alive in Kaidan; for good measure, after opening the way to Tokyo for you, he gets one last phone call from the Phoenicians - allowing him to NoSell their threats once and for all.]]
--> No. I will hold them back no longer. They are coming for you. They are ready: the time you imposed has sharpened the knives that will be at your throat. ''You have no more power over me.'' In vinculis etiam audax. (hangs up)
28th Dec '15 6:46:50 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* KingOfBeasts: The Council's official logo is the Lion of St. Mark crossed with a sword, symbolizing both the Council's home in Venice and its (apparent)position of supremacy among the factions of the Secret World. This particular [[AnimalMotifs Animal Motif]] isn't limited to the logo, being used to refer to situations concerning the Council or its authority, such as the mission "A Lion In The Streets" or Arturo's remark that the Council stands "under the aegis of the lion's wings."

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* KingOfBeasts: The Council's official logo is the Lion of St. Mark crossed with a sword, symbolizing both the Council's home in Venice and its (apparent)position (apparent) position of supremacy among the factions of the Secret World. This particular [[AnimalMotifs Animal Motif]] isn't limited to the logo, being used to refer to situations concerning the Council or its authority, such as the mission "A Lion In The Streets" or Arturo's remark that the Council stands "under the aegis of the lion's wings."



* NotSoDifferent: In keeping with its self-image as a just and impartial governing body, the Council likes to avoid the usual array of "[[NecessaryEvil necessary cruelties]]," [[PlayingWithSyringes mad science fiascos]] and [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste conflict profiteering]] utilized by the other secret societies... right up until the Halloween 2015 mission, when it's reveals that [[spoiler: they ruthlessly exploited the events of ''The Park'' to recruit Lorraine while she was still mourning for Callum, forcibly bonded her to one of the Bees, and subjected her near-constant MindRape as a result of the Bee's attempts to protest its imprisonment. For good measure, Lorraine was already borderline-suicidal when the Council got a hold of her: by the time they were done with her, she wanted nothing more than to kill herself... but thanks to the Bee, ''she couldn't.'']]



* BeleagueredBureaucrat: It's obvious from his very first scene that he has far too much on his plate already, and the helpings are only getting harder to digest with every sitting. In short order, he has to keep the Council democracy from going in suicidal directions, deal with the matter of your certification, [[spoiler: appease the Phoenicians and continue his attempts to track down Sarah]]; no easy task.

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* BeleagueredBureaucrat: It's obvious from his very first scene that he has far too much on his plate already, and the helpings are only getting harder to digest with every sitting. In short order, he has to keep the Council democracy from going in suicidal directions, deal with the matter of your certification, [[spoiler: appease the Phoenicians Phoenicians]] and continue his attempts to track down Sarah]]; Sarah; no easy task.



* DespairSpeech: A good deal of his dialogue options are really some variation of this. For example, when asked about himself, he instead hints that he despises himself; when asked about Tokyo, he notes how it currently stands as a monument to his failure to act when he had the chance; when asked about one of the factions, he'll talk about how they ''could'' save the world, but won't.

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* DespairSpeech: A good deal of his dialogue options are really some variation of this. For example, when asked about himself, he instead provides a longwinded speech about aging that not-so-subtly hints that he despises has come to despise himself; when asked about Tokyo, he notes how it currently stands as a monument to his failure to act when he had the chance; when asked about one of the factions, he'll talk about how they ''could'' save the world, but won't.
26th Dec '15 7:41:05 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ElaborateUndergroundBase Issue #10 reveals that the Fear Nothing Foundation have a secret clubhouse hidden under Kaidan, open only to the cream of their recruits. Though it seems to consist only of a cafeteria, a gaming arcade, a gym and a swimming pool, further exploration reveals that the "clubhouse" has another area accessible only to the fully-initiated recruits: [[spoiler: a stadium-sized temple dedicated to the Dreamers, where members of both the FNF and the Morninglight can worship as one.]] There's also a whole level of administrative offices beneath this particular floor: [[spoiler: it's in this area that the FNF and the Morninglight planned the bombing of Tokyo, and later, where the Rabbit Killer slaughters the remaining Morninglight staff.]]

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* ElaborateUndergroundBase Issue #10 reveals that the Fear Nothing Foundation have a secret clubhouse hidden under Kaidan, open only to the intellectual cream of their potential recruits. Though it seems to consist only of a cafeteria, a gaming arcade, a gym and a swimming pool, further exploration reveals that the "clubhouse" has another area accessible only to the fully-initiated recruits: [[spoiler: a stadium-sized temple dedicated to the Dreamers, where members of both the FNF and the Morninglight can worship as one.]] There's also a whole level of administrative offices beneath this particular floor: [[spoiler: it's in this area that the FNF and the Morninglight planned the bombing of Tokyo, and later, where the Rabbit Killer slaughters the remaining Morninglight staff.]]



* {{Room101}}: The Third Floor of the recruitment centre. Though commonly used for punishing ill-behaved new recruits, the punishments are still unknown; even the victims of said punishment are unable or unwilling to explain what happened to them. However, it's implied that some kind of brainwashing process is at work up there, because Kinji wrote his final letter as a fully-indoctrinated cultist shortly after being taken to the Third Floor. [[spoiler: One troubled young recruit, Sachiko, didn't return from the Third Floor: redirected into the Fear Nothing Foundation's experiments on how to "reach all young minds," she died over the course of the testing. However, Sachiko got the last laugh by returning as a vengeful ghost, and still haunts the facility to this day.]]

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* {{Room101}}: The Third Floor of the recruitment centre. Though commonly used for punishing ill-behaved new recruits, the exact punishments are still unknown; even the victims of said punishment are unable or unwilling to explain what happened to them. However, it's implied that some kind of brainwashing process is at work up there, because Kinji wrote his final letter as a fully-indoctrinated cultist shortly after being taken to the Third Floor. [[spoiler: One troubled young recruit, Sachiko, didn't return from the Third Floor: redirected into the Fear Nothing Foundation's experiments on how to "reach all young minds," she died over the course of the testing. However, Sachiko got the last laugh by returning as a vengeful ghost, and still haunts the facility to this day.]]



-->Beware Saint Toad's cracked chimes! The old aeons dream of the looong, winging flight through the void! Beware Saint Toad's cuh-racked chimes! Saint Toad, commend mah soooouuul to the Immaculate Slime! Hearken! ''Hearken!'' Listen to the Boiling Meme, for he, he is the messenger of the Lucid Drea-mers! The Boiling Meme beams of the stars that scream! The Lucids approach! Eat lest ye be eaten! For the dark teems with eaters! The city does not suffer: the people are liberated! The light burns so darkly. Light is dark and dark is light! Submit! Submit to the bright darkness!

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-->Beware Saint Toad's cracked chimes! The old aeons dream of the looong, winging flight through the void! Beware Saint Toad's cuh-racked chimes! chaaaaahmes! Saint Toad, commend mah soooouuul to the Immaculate Slime! Slaaahme! Hearken! ''Hearken!'' Listen to the Boiling Meme, for he, he is the messenger of the Lucid Drea-mers! The Boiling Meme beams of the stars that scream! The Lucids approach! Eat lest ye be eaten! For the dark teems with eaters! The city does not suffer: the people are liberated! The light burns so darkly. Light is dark and dark is light! Submit! Submit to the bright darkness!



* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler: Having realized that she's the latest target of the White Rabbit's killing spree, Naonomi has had time to come to terms with her impending death and refuses to panic in its face; instead, she simply sits down, finishes her glass of wine, and waits for the end.]]

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* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler: Having realized that she's the latest target of the White Rabbit's killing spree, Naonomi has had time to come to terms with her impending death and refuses to panic in its face; as it draws closer; instead, she simply sits down, finishes her glass of wine, and waits for the end.]]



* INeedAFreakingDrink: By the time you finally catch up with her, Naonomi is helping herself to a very large glass of wine - and judging by her somewhat unsteady walk, it's the first one she's helped herself in the last hour. Of course, with the entire city infested with the Filth and [[spoiler: a supernaturally-empowered assassin closing in on her]], drunkenness is understandable.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: By the time you finally catch up with her, Naonomi is helping herself to a very large glass of wine - and judging by her somewhat unsteady walk, it's not the first one she's helped herself to in the last hour. Of course, with the entire city infested with the Filth and [[spoiler: a supernaturally-empowered assassin closing in on her]], drunkenness is understandable.
23rd Sep '15 4:43:21 PM nombretomado
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* NorseMythology: Makes a number of references to it throughout the course of the Solomon Island arc. [[spoiler: A number of clues plus the testimony of Odin's ravens strongly imply that he is, in fact, Loki.]]



* TheTrickster: Claims that ''sagas'' have been written about his long cons. [[spoiler:This boast is [[NorseMythology absolutely true.]] ]]

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* TheTrickster: Claims that ''sagas'' have been written about his long cons. [[spoiler:This boast is [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology absolutely true.]] ]]
8th Sep '15 9:40:17 AM SonofAkatosh
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* FictionalUnitedNations: Having originally been formed through an alliance of the top five most powerful factions of its era, the Council brings in delegates from just about every secret society willing to negotiate. In keeping with the UN influence, it was established in order to prevent supernatural wars, namely via reducing the conflicts to a "gentleman's war, ensuring that the factions didn't unearth [[EldritchAbomination anything nasty]], and preventing {{Muggles}} from getting caught up in the conflict. Unfortunately, also in keeping with the UN influence, the Council is frequently hamstrung by corruption, political infighting, and its own overcomplicated bureaucracy.

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* FictionalUnitedNations: Having originally been formed through an alliance of the top five most powerful factions of its era, the Council brings in delegates from just about every secret society willing to negotiate. In keeping with the UN influence, it was established in order to prevent supernatural wars, namely via reducing the conflicts to a "gentleman's war, ensuring that the factions didn't unearth [[EldritchAbomination anything nasty]], and preventing {{Muggles}} from getting caught up in the conflict. Unfortunately, also in keeping with the UN influence, the Council is frequently hamstrung by corruption, political infighting, and its own overcomplicated over complicated bureaucracy.



* KingOfBeasts: The Council's official logo is a winged lion crossed with a sword, symbolizing the Council's (apparent)position of supremacy among the factions of the Secret World. This particular [[AnimalMotifs Animal Motif]] isn't limited to the logo, being used to refer to situations concerning the Council or its authority, such as the mission "A Lion In The Streets" or Arturo's remark that the Council stands "under the aegis of the lion's wings."

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* KingOfBeasts: The Council's official logo is a winged lion the Lion of St. Mark crossed with a sword, symbolizing both the Council's home in Venice and its (apparent)position of supremacy among the factions of the Secret World. This particular [[AnimalMotifs Animal Motif]] isn't limited to the logo, being used to refer to situations concerning the Council or its authority, such as the mission "A Lion In The Streets" or Arturo's remark that the Council stands "under the aegis of the lion's wings."
3rd Aug '15 5:08:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Worse still, they're also becoming increasingly blunt: where other secret societies might prefer to rely on more subtle methods in getting rid of troublemakers, the Phoenicians are starting to prefer throwing as many soldiers at them as possible - even when it might cause more problems in the process. In "The Christmas Conspiracy," they decide to eliminate an opera star who might have become privy to information on the Phoenicians' latest find; all well and good, up until they decide to conduct the assassination ''' ''on-stage'' ''' during a performance of ''TheMagicFlute'' - in front of dozens of witnesses, and in a theatre sitting well within Templar jurisdiction.

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** Worse still, they're also becoming increasingly blunt: where other secret societies might prefer to rely on more subtle methods in getting rid of troublemakers, the Phoenicians are starting to prefer throwing as many soldiers at them as possible - even when it might cause more problems in the process. In "The Christmas Conspiracy," they decide to eliminate an opera star who might have become privy to information on the Phoenicians' latest find; all well and good, up until they decide to conduct the assassination ''' ''on-stage'' ''' during a performance of ''TheMagicFlute'' ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' - in front of dozens of witnesses, and in a theatre sitting well within Templar jurisdiction.
29th Jul '15 7:30:52 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* BrightIsNotGood: The FNF is quickly distinguished by its use of bright, friendly colours throughout its media and facilities: its logo is a vivid yellow sun; pamphlets advertising it are coloured in a garish mixture of blue, orange and gold; the sign outside their downtown recruitment centre is bright gold and emblazoned with cute and colourfully-dressed manga characters; and of course, the building's interior is decorated in a variety of extremely vivid, including scarlet, emerald green and canary yellow. [[spoiler: Also, while still human, John wore a bright yellow FNF jacket.]] Of course, this palate of friendly colours is just a façade to prevent outside observers from realizing that the FNF was really a death cult following the orders of the Morninglight leadership. [[spoiler: It also serves to make their abandoned recruiting centre all the creepier when you finally visit it.]]

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* BrightIsNotGood: The FNF is quickly distinguished by its use of bright, friendly colours throughout its media and facilities: its logo is a vivid yellow sun; pamphlets advertising it are coloured in a garish mixture of blue, orange and gold; the sign outside their downtown recruitment centre is bright gold and emblazoned with cute and colourfully-dressed manga characters; and of course, the building's interior is decorated in a variety of extremely vivid, vivid hues, including scarlet, emerald green and canary yellow. [[spoiler: Also, while still human, John wore a bright yellow FNF jacket.]] Of course, this palate of friendly colours is just a façade to prevent outside observers from realizing that the FNF was really a death cult following the orders of the Morninglight leadership. [[spoiler: It also serves to make their abandoned recruiting centre all the creepier when you finally visit it.]]]]
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Behind closed doors, most of their private centres can easily be classified as this, especially given their emphasis on bright colours, friendship among members, restorative therapy, and free bingo cola... at least until the brainwashing is employed.
7th Jul '15 2:46:59 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* BadDreams: According to her dialogue tree, Rada suffers from periodic nightmares of being adrift in a cold and dark ocean, slowly sinking beneath the waves and being dimly of ''something'' waiting in the darkness below her.

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* BadDreams: According to her dialogue tree, Rada suffers from periodic nightmares of being adrift in a cold and dark ocean, slowly sinking beneath the waves and being dimly aware of ''something'' waiting in the darkness below her.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: By the opening to "The Castle," the stress of the situation has left Rada chugging wine straight from the bottle. Also, at Adrian's insistence, she's also downing pills - to be washed down with wine, of course.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: By the opening to "The Castle," the stress of the situation has left Rada chugging wine straight from the bottle. Also, at Adrian's insistence, she's also downing pills - to be washed down with the wine, of course.



* SpoiledSweet: Having spent most of her life either in the care of her wealthy parents or under the wing of the Morninglight, Rada's nonetheless remains welcoming and kind-hearted.

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* SpoiledSweet: Having spent most of her life either in the care of her wealthy parents or under the wing of the Morninglight, Rada's Rada nonetheless remains welcoming and kind-hearted.


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* CreepyMonotone: His voice remains flat and utterly emotionless, even while menacing Rada with a knife.
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