History TabletopGame / BlueRose

6th Apr '18 2:51:40 PM zephyran
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* CureYourGays: As of Second Edition, the Theocracy of Jarzon is running "emendating camps" in an attempt to "save" young [[{{Transsexual}} laevvel]] from their non-gender-conforming ways.

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* CureYourGays: As of Second Edition, the Theocracy of Jarzon is running "emendating camps" in an attempt to "save" young [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} laevvel]] from their non-gender-conforming ways.



* {{Transsexual}}: Gets a cursory mention in the First Edition as a possible character option. In the second edition they are given considerably more space, as ''laevvel bran'maur''[[labelnote:♥]] "beyond the loom of Braniel and Maurenna" - a catch-all term for people with atypical gender identities[[/labelnote]] are believed (rightly or wrongly) by many people in-setting to possess souls that are close to enlightenment and to have a special relationship with the spirits because of it. Also, in Second Edition, [[GenderBender gender-reassignment magic]] is no longer [[BlackMagic sorcery]].

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: Gets a cursory mention in the First Edition as a possible character option. In the second edition they are given considerably more space, as ''laevvel bran'maur''[[labelnote:♥]] "beyond the loom of Braniel and Maurenna" - a catch-all term for people with atypical gender identities[[/labelnote]] are believed (rightly or wrongly) by many people in-setting to possess souls that are close to enlightenment and to have a special relationship with the spirits because of it. Also, in Second Edition, [[GenderBender gender-reassignment magic]] is no longer [[BlackMagic sorcery]].
1st Apr '18 3:41:58 PM Malady
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* ApocalypseHow: Aldea fell victim to a Class 1 through Magical Civil War. The Sorcerer Kings helped Usurp the Old Kingdom, then divided it up and made war on each other to take the dead Empress' place. When they started running out of living warriors, they resorted to summoning undead and demonic soldiers. And when that didn't do the trick, more than one FantasticNuke was employed (see: the Veran Marsh). And when the remaining living people had had enough, the Great Rebellion added even more corpses to the world until all but [[BigBad one]] of the Kings was destroyed. Then the victorious rebels got to work building a better world rather than descending into a Medieval MadMax society.

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* ApocalypseHow: Aldea fell victim to a Class 1 through Magical Civil War. The Sorcerer Kings helped Usurp the Old Kingdom, then divided it up and made war on each other to take the dead Empress' place. When they started running out of living warriors, they resorted to summoning undead and demonic soldiers. And when that didn't do the trick, more than one FantasticNuke was employed (see: the Veran Marsh). And when the remaining living people had had enough, the Great Rebellion added even more corpses to the world until all but [[BigBad one]] of the Kings was destroyed. Then the victorious rebels got to work building a better world rather than descending into a Medieval MadMax ''Film/MadMax'' society.
12th Mar '18 12:08:39 PM Ramidel
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* MagicKnight: The system makes this a very easy character build. Even your standard Warrior can gain access to a Shaping Arcana or two during an extended campaign. In particular, the Knights of the Pure Flame train warrior-adepts as a

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* MagicKnight: The system makes this a very easy character build. Even your standard Warrior can gain access to a Shaping Arcana or two during an extended campaign. In particular, the Knights of the Pure Flame train warrior-adepts as a part of their military doctrine.
12th Mar '18 12:08:09 PM Ramidel
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* {{Foil}}: The Jarzoni priesthood is something of a [[ShadowArchetype Twilight Archetype]] of the Aldin nobility. Both are meritocratic institutions based on the original nobility of the Old Kingdom, and have similar duties and operating procedures. However, while the Aldin nobility are a secular organization that are ''actually'' vetted by the Light, the Jarzoni use religious trappings to maintain their legitimacy and are not necessarily good people (though most still are). Both groups are aware of psychic ethics as defined by the Light, but the Jarzoni priesthood uses social engineering to ensure that most of a Confessor's targets will "freely consent."



* KnightInShiningArmor: The Knights of the Blue Rose are classic knights sworn to the defense of Aldis. The Knights of the Pure Flame in Jarzon often also qualify, as implacable foes of the Shadow.



* MagicKnight: The system makes this a very easy character build. Even your standard Warrior can gain access to a Shaping Arcana or two during an extended campaign.

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* MagicKnight: The system makes this a very easy character build. Even your standard Warrior can gain access to a Shaping Arcana or two during an extended campaign. In particular, the Knights of the Pure Flame train warrior-adepts as a
2nd Mar '18 3:49:32 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Transsexual}}: Gets a cursory mention in the First Edition as a possible character option. In the second edition they are given considerably more space, as ''laevvel bran'maur''[[labelnote:♥]] "beyond the loom of Braniel and Maurenna" - a catch-all term for people with atypical gender identities[[/labelnote]] are believed (rightly or wrongly) by many people in-setting to possess souls that are close to enlightenment and to have a special relationship with the spirits because of it. Also, in Second Edition, [[GenderBender gender-reassignment magic]] is no longer [[BlackMagic sorcery]].


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* {{Transsexual}}: Gets a cursory mention in the First Edition as a possible character option. In the second edition they are given considerably more space, as ''laevvel bran'maur''[[labelnote:♥]] "beyond the loom of Braniel and Maurenna" - a catch-all term for people with atypical gender identities[[/labelnote]] are believed (rightly or wrongly) by many people in-setting to possess souls that are close to enlightenment and to have a special relationship with the spirits because of it. Also, in Second Edition, [[GenderBender gender-reassignment magic]] is no longer [[BlackMagic sorcery]].
2nd Mar '18 3:48:51 PM fruitstripegum
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* SoiledCityOnAHill: The original homeland of the Roamers, Faenaria, once rivaled the power of the Old Kingdom itself. As the Shadow Wars and the Great Rebellion raged and consumed the world, their politics became corrupted with shadow magic and covert assassinations, all to keep their nation's borders closed and secure. Their Empress used Shadowgates to summon armies of Darkfiends to hold on to her power and repel the other Sorcerer Kings. When the armies of the Great Rebellion arrived, she used the Shadowgates to try and create a barrier that would kill any living thing that entered her territory. [[ExactWords It went]]
[[EarthShatteringKaboom as planned.]]

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* SoiledCityOnAHill: The original homeland of the Roamers, Faenaria, once rivaled the power of the Old Kingdom itself. As the Shadow Wars and the Great Rebellion raged and consumed the world, their politics became corrupted with shadow magic and covert assassinations, all to keep their nation's borders closed and secure. Their Empress used Shadowgates to summon armies of Darkfiends to hold on to her power and repel the other Sorcerer Kings. When the armies of the Great Rebellion arrived, she used the Shadowgates to try and create a barrier that would kill any living thing that entered her territory. [[ExactWords It went]]
went]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom as planned.]]
2nd Mar '18 3:47:15 PM fruitstripegum
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* TheGoodKingdom: How does Aldis fit this trope? Let us count the ways. EternalSexualFreedom? Check. Its capital is a ShiningCity surrounded by GhibliHills? Check. Ruled by a ReasonableAuthorityFigure? Check. An army of BadassBureaucrat agents who patrol the land with the express mission of helping the common folk and defending the realm? Check.



* TheGoodKingdom: How does Aldis fit this trope? Let us count the ways. EternalSexualFreedom? Check. Its capital is a ShiningCity surrounded by GhibliHills? Check. Ruled by a ReasonableAuthorityFigure? Check. An army of BadassBureaucrat agents who patrol the land with the express mission of helping the common folk and defending the realm? Check.
2nd Mar '18 3:46:03 PM fruitstripegum
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* BalefulPolymorph: A common form of BlackMagic, known as Flesh Shaping. VoluntaryShapeshifting exists but is much more difficult.



* BalefulPolymorph: A common form of BlackMagic, known as Flesh Shaping. VoluntaryShapeshifting exists but is much more difficult.
19th Feb '18 5:10:32 PM dragonfire5000
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* BigBad: [[EvilSorceror Jarek]], the [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]] [[EvilOverlord King]] of [[{{Mordor}} Kern]].
** And now, his Seven Lieutenants in Second Edition.

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* BigBad: [[EvilSorceror Jarek]], the [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]] [[EvilOverlord King]] of [[{{Mordor}} Kern]].
** And now, his
Kern]]. His Seven Lieutenants take over this role in Second Edition.



* BondCreatures: Any rhydan -- intelligent, telepathic animals -- can form this kind of psychic bond with a compatible human. (It's not explained why this happens, or why it's only with humans.)
** As the rhydan species are playable races, you can also play a rhydan PC who has a ''[[InvertedTrope human]]'' Bond Creature.

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* BondCreatures: Any rhydan -- intelligent, telepathic animals -- can form this kind of psychic bond with a compatible human. (It's not explained why this happens, or why it's only with humans.)
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) As the rhydan species are playable races, you can also play a rhydan PC who has a ''[[InvertedTrope human]]'' Bond Creature.



* TheDarkArts: Sorcery in Aldis; all forms of magic unless practiced by a licensed priest of the [[CorruptChurch Church of Pure Light]] in Jarzon.
** The restrictions on sorcery have been relaxed in Aldis under Queen Jaellin. (Specifically, you still can't ''practice'' sorcery, but it's no longer illegal to study the theories ''behind'' sorcery.) The ramifications of this policy decision have yet to be shown.

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* TheDarkArts: Sorcery in Aldis; all forms of magic unless practiced by a licensed priest of the [[CorruptChurch Church of Pure Light]] in Jarzon.
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Jarzon. The restrictions on sorcery have been relaxed in Aldis under Queen Jaellin. (Specifically, you still can't ''practice'' sorcery, but it's no longer illegal to study the theories ''behind'' sorcery.) The ramifications of this policy decision have yet to be shown.



* EvilChancellor: Lord Sayvin of Aldis, whom everyone expected to be chosen as the next king; he's not actually evil ''yet'', but he's increasingly put out about the whole thing.

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* EvilChancellor: EvilChancellor:
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Lord Sayvin of Aldis, whom everyone expected to be chosen as the next king; he's not actually evil ''yet'', but he's increasingly put out about the whole thing.



* FantasyGunControl: No actual guns, but there are crystons, which are basically a {{Magitek}} equivalent of flintlock pistols. The one big difference is that they only affect living tissue, and can only ever bring someone to unconsciousness, not kill. Cryston warfare, as a result, is far less bloody and deadly than one based on firearms.

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* FantasyGunControl: FantasyGunControl:
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No actual guns, but there are crystons, which are basically a {{Magitek}} equivalent of flintlock pistols. The one big difference is that they only affect living tissue, and can only ever bring someone to unconsciousness, not kill. Cryston warfare, as a result, is far less bloody and deadly than one based on firearms.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Unicorns and Gryphons are explicitly listed as incorruptible- just as players will never find a good Demon, they will never find an evil Unicorn.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: IncorruptiblePurePureness:
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Unicorns and Gryphons are explicitly listed as incorruptible- just as players will never find a good Demon, they will never find an evil Unicorn.



* KnightTemplar: The Church of Pure Light employs a few as a matter of course. Their Knights of the Pure Flame can be encountered as allies or enemies, depending on the GM.

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* KnightTemplar: KnightTemplar:
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The Church of Pure Light employs a few as a matter of course. Their Knights of the Pure Flame can be encountered as allies or enemies, depending on the GM.



* {{Mordor}}: Kern, the one remaining nation still ruled by a SorcerousOverlord.

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* {{Mordor}}: {{Mordor}}:
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Kern, the one remaining nation still ruled by a SorcerousOverlord.



* NoTranshumanismAllowed: Flesh-Shaping, which the Sorcerer-Kings used for genetic engineering, is sorcery. The book mentions that it can be used for good purposes, but it's still inherently a sin against nature and causes TheCorruption in its users.

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* NoTranshumanismAllowed: NoTranshumanismAllowed:
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Flesh-Shaping, which the Sorcerer-Kings used for genetic engineering, is sorcery. The book mentions that it can be used for good purposes, but it's still inherently a sin against nature and causes TheCorruption in its users.



** While unmistakably unfair to the victims, the reason for the [[StayInTheKitchen disregard for women and gay people]] in Jarzon comes right down to self-preservation. Aldis' war against the Shadow is mostly over- they have natural defenses that have allowed them to rebuild their society. Jarzon's war never ended. Their border with the Shadow Barrens is wide open- they've never ''not'' been fighting for their survival, and new children are needed to carry on their society and the defense of their nation.
30th Jan '18 7:18:15 AM TheDoodAbides
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* ApocalypseHow: Aldea fell victim to a Type 2 through Magical Civil War. The Sorcerer Kings helped Usurp the Old Kingdom, then divided it up and made war on each other to take the dead Empress' place. When they started running out of living warriors, they resorted to summoning undead and demonic soldiers. And when that didn't do the trick, more than one FantasticNuke was employed (see: the Veran Marsh). And when the remaining living people had had enough, the Great Rebellion added even more corpses to the world until all but [[BigBad one]] of the Kings was destroyed. Then the victorious rebels got to work building a better world rather than descending into a Medieval MadMax society.

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* ApocalypseHow: Aldea fell victim to a Type 2 Class 1 through Magical Civil War. The Sorcerer Kings helped Usurp the Old Kingdom, then divided it up and made war on each other to take the dead Empress' place. When they started running out of living warriors, they resorted to summoning undead and demonic soldiers. And when that didn't do the trick, more than one FantasticNuke was employed (see: the Veran Marsh). And when the remaining living people had had enough, the Great Rebellion added even more corpses to the world until all but [[BigBad one]] of the Kings was destroyed. Then the victorious rebels got to work building a better world rather than descending into a Medieval MadMax society.
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