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Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 17th 2012 at 5:43:30 PM

I'd hope not thats a major pet peeve trope of mine. sad

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Exelixi Lesbarian from Alchemist's workshop Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Lesbarian
Jan 17th 2012 at 5:58:09 PM

Why? It's a good take on the subject. "Shouldn't this be mentioned in the ancient texts?"

"Um, about that. . . "

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Jan 17th 2012 at 7:16:13 PM

So less out of nowhere and more In-Universe wrong Foreshadowing.

Sijo from Puerto Rico
Jan 18th 2012 at 10:48:49 AM

I'm still without regular net access, somehow my modem's driver was erased, now I have to wait until someone from the cable company comes to fix it. Might take a few days. I'll do the next update then. Great work with the animal god, btw, I've been hoping for some since the start. Might as well add something myself now:

Agathos, God of Old Age: Long ago, Agathos was just a human adventurer, notable more for his age than anything else. He was actually alive back when The Champion and The Dark Wizard had their epic clash. After a long and successful adventuring career, he decided he was going to sit down and wait for death, but alone, in a far away place where no one would have to watch him die or suffer having to bury him. So he chose a tiny island in the middle of the sea... which unknown to him, happened to be a powerful Leynode. So instead of weakening, he grew stronger over the years; today, he's a virtual Terrestrial God. He appears as a skinny, hook-nosed little man with wild white hair, wearing ancient-style clothing. He wasn't interested in being worshiped but he got bored of living in his island and left it, and after accidentally being exposed as an immortal ancient hero, people, especially old folks, quickly started worshiping him, despite his protests. Most of the time you'll find him in disguise in the most modern cities, checking out anything that's new to him -like technology- or keeping an eye on the weak and infirm. He can still fight as well as when he was in his prime, and is fully immortal. He's met nearly every major personage in the world, ancient and modern -he likes to occassionaly pester Hrod- and should be used as anything from a Cool Old Guy to a Badass Grandpa.

edited 20th Jan '12 4:16:08 PM by Sijo

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Jan 18th 2012 at 11:25:20 AM

"Agathos, get out of my house, you fogey old bastard! I swear to you!" - Emperor Hrod

I vote in favore of talking dog god, btw.

edited 18th Jan '12 11:26:03 AM by God_of_Awesome

Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 18th 2012 at 12:51:20 PM

Silentium, God of tyranny, and censorship -

Silentium began life has a prince in a small hold of a kingdom, his father was very strict to him, though less strict on his people due to holding his son to a higher standard. When Silentium came to power he saw the kingdom as an rule state of near anarchy. Silentium knew the people who had so much freedom would not support his reign so he hired the Assassins guild while they were still around to kill off any and all who spoke out against him, while claiming that he would bring the criminals to justice.

He then framed local crime bosses as for the murders, and had them captured by his Silent Men a personal devoted private guard, who wore dark gray chain mail and white masks under there helmets.

Those who remained saw Silentium as their hero-king, he had works written about his exploits, he was hailed in all the local schools, the bards wrote songs abut him. Under this time now known as the Deafening, he slowly built a massive wall around his kingdom out of the black stone and darkest iron.

He hired the guild again, this time to attack the city to prove how much they needed the walls, and to be shut down from the rest of the world. And it succeed the city was now shut down. The iron gates wielded shut and reinforced by magic, the fifty foot walls looming over the city casting a near constant shadow over it's people.

Silentium slowly began removing references to any king before him, and began wearing a dark gray mask whenever he went. He was the kingdoms immortal king. He soon required that taxes be brought to the palace and left in an offerings tray, and that he had super sensitive hearing and that was how he knew everything that was going on, so everyone had to keep quiet and whisper and after a generation of his lies the people really knew no better.

Silentium then made the bards songs nation anthems which we sung by every citizen in the morning, as his silent men slowly began to replace the normal guards, punishing anyone who opposed the immortal king openly. The only thing breaking the silence were the screams as the guards where only allowed black wooden clubs as weapons so death never really came quick.

The entire hold praising his name, over and over and over again. Day and night, until his plan finally came together the aether began to bend around his existence, he really had become their immortal king, a legend, the god of censorship and tyranny.

More info: The kingdom eventually fell, a hero raised up whose will would not let him be kept quiet, escaped he fought and he died but Silentium had lost some control in that moment, it took forty-two years, two more martyrs and ultimately a united force between the rebels and an opposing kingdom to end the silent age.

Any spell that uses silence, usually invokes his name for power so many mage/thieves inadvertently invoke his name with each cast. So ironically in this day and age a great part of his power comes from the thieves, though tyrannies still exist and many of them use men in white masks to enforce their order.

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Inspired by real world events and exaggerated, so yeah.

Hrod could have easily seen this as an additional reason to kill off the assassins guild, as I imagine he was alive under the rear end of the silent age, learning off how the GOA slowly helped plunge a city into darkness. Though he might also have terms Silentium himself due to his own nature.

edited 18th Jan '12 12:58:10 PM by Vyctorian

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Lesbarian
Jan 18th 2012 at 2:18:54 PM

Hell no.

Politics have no place in this. I know the bill sucks, and nobody wants it to pass, but that shit's just tacky.

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Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 18th 2012 at 2:36:21 PM

[up]This type of stuff was bound to show up in the setting regardless , everything I used was in-universe material anyways and we need more evil for evil sakes gods

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Lesbarian
Jan 18th 2012 at 2:40:04 PM

Why?

I personally prefer evil with a justification that we can really understand (like Hrod, I love Hrod) rather than for-the-evils evil.

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Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 18th 2012 at 2:47:56 PM

I gave a justification just a flimsy one, you know like most real life evil. He had a strict upbringer so he believes behavior should be restricted. I mean how many real world dictators, rapists, and killers had legitimate anti-villain like justifications, Some people just get off to either hurting people, or being an asshole, or controlling others.

We can have a setting with no villains like that, but at the end of the day There needs to be some black the world can't be all gray and white or else most campaigns are going to either end in in-universe hugging their way to a solution or players hating themselves for killing off characters they would have otherwise liked. And these type of campaigns can be a blast to play, but they shouldn't be the only option.

He lived what he learned, and took it out on the world.

Plus Art Imitates Life, we're going to being pulling from the real world for inspiration constantly thats how creativity works, what matters if what inspired is happening today, in 1930's Germany or , or from 1980's comic books written by Alan Moore. (which happens to be a list of my inspirations)*

also to back up my Art copies life is this cracked article: http://www.cracked.com/article_19621_6-fictional-places-you-didnt-know-actually-existed.html

edited 18th Jan '12 6:32:06 PM by Vyctorian

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Jan 19th 2012 at 10:52:08 AM

I also thought it was a bit hamfisted.

Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 19th 2012 at 11:36:48 AM

Fine no real bad guys, everyone can hug it out I get.

Fact is if I had suggested this two weeks earlier and not mention SOPA it likely would have gone through easier than this.

edited 19th Jan '12 11:52:54 AM by Vyctorian

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Jan 19th 2012 at 10:02:41 PM

The Seven Crystals of Inevitability

The crystals find a person of a certain psychological make-up and with an unmanifested Psionic Gift, usually humanoid, and implant themselves into their lower stomach around the waist, near the base of the spine, the Base Chakra. The Gift is forcibly manifested and changed so whatever talent they would have had is replaced with the power to metabolize the crystal as it grows throughout their bodies. The chosen host has the option to reject the crystal, in which case the 'seed' will leave the body leaving behind some residue that will cause them to heal any injuries and sickness and their Gift will activate anyway.

The six of the seven crystals represent a philosophy of inevitability, hence their name. The odd man out is the Indigo Crystal which instead represents the immutability of the past. It targets children uniquely, for their they have a large mutable future. The Red Crystal represents the inevitability of death and it chooses sadistic nihilists, anarchists, arsonists, those who will gleefully destroy. The Orange Crystal represents the inevitability of mortal greed and it chooses those of mercantile bent. The Yellow Crystal represents the inevitability of suffering and it delights in choosing Well Intentioned Extremists who in trying to end suffering will only cause more. The Green Crystal represents the inevitability of progress and it chooses liberals and heroes. The Blue Crystal represents the inevitability of life and it chooses those who will live life to the fullest and encourage others to do so. The Violet Crystal represents that justice exists in the universe and it is inevitable, choose vigilantes and those with vengeance in their hearts.

The powers they grant are uniform, tied to crystal outgrowth around a particular chakra and originating from the crystal's ability to absorb and metabolize any possible energy source; Energy Blasts (Heart Chakra), Flight that's kind of Not Quite Flight with air walking (Brow Chakra), a slow but steady Healing Factor (Base Chakra), a Super Intelligence that works out more to Super Reflexes and being the Determinator (Crown Chakra), Super Speed that's more Flash Step (Stomach Chakra), Super Strength (Solar Chakra) and Super Toughness from energy shielding (Throat Chakra). They are seperated into four specialties, Red and Violet are Strength-types, Blue and Yellow are Speed-types, Green and Orange are Control-types and Indigo is the Defense-type.

The Inevitables are not guided by their crystals, they are seven warriors that have been around since recorded history. The death of an Inevitable is a rare event as even when they have been charred crisp they are capable of coming back, they're worst then the undead. When they do die, the Base Chakra Crystal will flee in time and find a new host. While alive, the Inevitables are a force of nature.

I am the end of times, the death that awaits. I am the entropy of the universe. I am unstoppable, I am Inevitable. - Red Crystal chant

I am the servant of evil, the bringer of Hell. I am the herald of this cold and uncaring universe. I am undeniable, I am Inevitable. - Yellow Crystal chant.

I am the agent of angels, the wrath of Heaven. I am the executor of laws set forth by a good and kind universe. I am Inevitable, and I am coming for you. - The Violet Crystal

edited 19th Jan '12 10:02:59 PM by God_of_Awesome

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Lesbarian
Jan 20th 2012 at 12:46:33 PM

Chakra?

O_o

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Sijo from Puerto Rico
Jan 20th 2012 at 4:39:59 PM

That's a Hindu term for inner energy. Often used to mean psionic mana. I assume that's how Goa means it here.

OK my PC's problems are *apparently* fixed. Still I'll probably do the vote counting tomorrow since I want to run a few tests first.

Oh and I'm OK with the Censorship God. It's not a bad concept in itself. If anything we might want to remove any specific SOPA references, if any.

And thanks for the Cracked link, it was fun to read! smile

edited 20th Jan '12 4:41:14 PM by Sijo

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Jan 20th 2012 at 7:26:15 PM

The seven chakras are basically points in the body.

Much like the Mordekai, this is in an original idea I'm not too attached too.

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Lesbarian
Jan 20th 2012 at 7:27:57 PM

I like the general idea, but the concept of Chakra is never something I've understood well.

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Lesbarian
Jan 20th 2012 at 10:22:48 PM

Humans, Sylvan, Orc, Brownie, Dwarf- basic land-dwelling bipedal mammals, easy player races.

Doppelgangers- player race, same as above, though slightly exotic.

Mabin, Trolls- a little more complicated, but could be made to work.

Werewolves, Wraiths- playable, more sub-races than true races.

Sijo, I think Wraiths should go under Races rather than Creatures.

Fairies, Sphinxes- potentially, would be tricky

Demigods- definitely player-approved, possibly an important part of the setting- I want more on this from whoever originally proposed the idea of gods having children as tools for the New Land's magical gold rush, I think Sijo

With six player races, five possible additions, and three sub-races, I think we have enough. In the next voting, we shall vote on whether or not to permit any new races. Sticking with what we have will lead to each race being filled out more, rather than a new race being made for each gimmick.

Sorry, this post is a little schizophrenic.

edited 20th Jan '12 10:35:29 PM by Exelixi

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Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 20th 2012 at 11:08:58 PM

What about, Mimics?

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Lesbarian
Jan 20th 2012 at 11:17:18 PM

They're the Kobolds of this world. You could play them, but they don't really fit in with the other humanoids.

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Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 20th 2012 at 11:18:37 PM

I kinda designed them with player and NPC interactions as the intent for them, I even said it within the in-universe fluff.

edited 20th Jan '12 11:18:55 PM by Vyctorian

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Lesbarian
Jan 20th 2012 at 11:20:45 PM

Interaction? Certainly. Actually playing as one? Presents more of an issue.

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Jan 20th 2012 at 11:23:03 PM

I'm still not quite satisfied with Dwarves. Just giving them a different culture isn't enough since everyone is supposed to have a bunch of different cultures.

Vyctorian ◥▶◀◤ from Domhain Sceal
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Jan 20th 2012 at 11:24:06 PM

Not really they work much the same way a doppelganger would but instead of people they copy large objects. I designed them with balance in mind; too giving them good defense but making them slow in cold environments and needing warmth.

This was all in the original post we voted on.

edited 20th Jan '12 11:24:33 PM by Vyctorian

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Exelixi Lesbarian from Alchemist's workshop Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Lesbarian
Jan 20th 2012 at 11:26:51 PM

Objects is the operative word.

Nobody wants to go through a campaign as a suit of armour.

Awesome: You did read the part about physical deformities necessitating advanced clockwork implants, right?

I wholeheartedly support clockpunk cyborg Dwarves.

edited 20th Jan '12 11:28:23 PM by Exelixi

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