Just another day looking cool and fighting the Big Bad..
Trinton Chronicles ( トレントンの年代記 ) was a series of web-novels compiled from the message board RPG of the same name over the last 10+ years, it ran from 1999 to 2013. The main story was centered on a group of seemingly random people getting mixed up in some pretty weird situations, eventually they form a rag-tag group based loosely on friendship or morality and, in most cases they get along fairly well.The setting centers on the fictional eponymous city of Trinton, which acts as a center post in economics, politics, science and magic for the entire East Coast of the United States, all from the state of Virgina.This Web Original featured Non-Human characters who all have supernatural abilities or gifts with a few of them appearing rather weird or seemingly useless in everyday life while others get used heavily for mundane chores.The books themselves were written in story-arc format so that each book is a separate setting with an over-all theme and variant length of pages per book, so far the trend appears to be less pages and less story. There were 4 web-books in all: Fantasia, Silence, Hallow's Eve, and Righteous Termination, - the story was Cut Short with the end of ''Righteous Termination''.Had a link to the main page of the site but has since been deactivated with the closure of the site and web series. The series is being archived as of 2014 and should have it's own archived page soon. Now currently has a set of fan cards based on Magic: The Gathering found via Google Docs: where the dream lives on.. Also the archived stories can be found hereAs of March, 2014 a revival novel was in the works from the creator of the series, who hopes to publish it via Amazon and Kindle soon.Has a Character Sheet under construction.The web original reveals examples of:
An Ice Person: Frost can freeze anything and he has an eternally on ice-aura, he also is very scary when pushed too far.
Aerith and Bob: There are names like Sara and Jay then we got names like Sabella and Kalinda...
Alternate Continuity: although rarely mentioned in the main story (yet has two sub-stories dedicated to it) there is an Alternate Universe version of Trinton where events went very different; so differently that this other world is mostly a dystopia with heavy pollution, seems Darkerand Edgier, and features other races of species that not normally evolved in the normal universe. On top of all that everyone here is mostly normal aside from a few super-hero/villein types who also sort of rule with an iron fist.
Amplifier Artifact: The black scythe Darkstar can boost a single power of a person as long as they are holding him; this is subverted with Coatl who has the ability to amplify anyone's powers/abilities (except magic & science based ones) when she wants to help them out, although she isn't an object nor does she utilize any such objects.
An Adventurer Is You: Any magic and tech user is limited by the schools of thought they practice (i.e. Dimensional-Witches only do temporal and spatial based things while Rocket-Scientists only build and destroy missile based things.)
Battle Couple: Jay & Sabella - Bone & Kat (not a couple par-say brother & sister)
Bizarre Alien Biology: Although everyone has a form of live-birth, lizards & dragons are born with an evolutionary left-over of an egg sac (a membrane surrounding their bodies with yolk still attached), mustelids are born with full teeth, marsupials are born bald, and feline & canine are born blind. Also only mammals have breasts or can suckle their young, although via genetic crossbreeding lizards and dragons have BOTH developed breasts they do not produce milk.
Blessed with Suck: Robert's a summoner but cursed with ties to some fairly powerful beings and let us not forget his weak will.
Breath Weapon: This isn't seen often as only dragons and half-dragons have breath-weaponry; case in point is Elijah the draconian-knight.
Brother Chuck: Whatever happened to half the characters from story arcs 1 through 4? You get this often depending on the characters and story setting going on.
Lunacy: The goddess of the moon and angelic being known as Faith.
Manly Gay: Frost is a masculin, muscled, and level-headed ex-detective who just happens to be gay
Making a Splash: Only Sabella fills this role with her water control and ability to melt and re-freeze it with out the aid of heat or cold at will.
Messianic Archetype: The mysterious Jade and Dan who defiantly counts as this most of the time due to the fact that if he is hurt or far to freighted his consciousness slips a little and he goes on auto-pilot where he transforms to all white with huge angel-like wings and his powers get cranked Up to Eleven
Me's a Crowd: Used mostly by Aurora who can duplicate herself up to three times.
Non-Mammal Mammaries: The one or two art pieces match all other art works by having most characters with breasts even the story implies that most females now have them despite the fact that it was handwaved with 'They Interbred and developed.'
Playing with Fire: Jay, Sara, even a mini-foe named Scorch all fill this troupe nicely.
Post-Modern Magik: Robots use magic, cars can run on it, and its fairly practical now a days.
Power Copying: Jasmine has power duplication and can copy any other power (excluding magic, body-based, and summons) with-in at least 1000 yards range of herself. It seems like she can duplicate up to three powers at once but does so at an uncommon rate, typically sticking to one power to toy with for a while.
Powers as Programs: All powers seem to be interchangeable if someone can absorb, copy, instill, or steal them.
Powered Armor: Boris is the only character to have ANY form of armor and each crystal color he generates out of his body has various effects like red deflects energy attacks, blue absorbs physical attacks, purple makes him immune to mind attacks, etc.
Summon Magic: Subverted to a degree, all True Summoners have the power to make bargains and deals and marks to summon objects, people, and beings at will with out magic. The mystic version takes a long time and involves rituals to do the right way. Robert is the only known character to have this power in the current character line up.