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That would work, yeah. What about aetheric beings, though? They'd probably have names based on what sort of spirit they are.
Since aetheric beings are the result of the "collective consciousness" they would a) have many names, b) be known by the most popular ones regardless of its origins. And I second GOA's idea.
-*Arrgh* Too tired to update the Main Page tonight (I got corralled into helping a friend of mine dig a well. Yes, a WELL.) I'll do it tomorrow, OK?
(Besides, I need GOA to clear up some of his votes.)
edited 2nd Feb '12 5:22:02 PM by Sijo
Wait God's a guy* Some how I feel I've had this revaluation before but forgot it ... I need to stop assuming gender based on avatars.
Repair-mages, have existed for ages but are more common in the modern era than in the blast due to their need increasing. Repair-mages specialize in fixing and breaking objects but can do little to nothing to actual people.
They specialize by pulling, manipulating or breaking the soul or aether within an object. Repair-mages can even spark momentary life or sentience into an object allowing them to speak to an object and ask the object to move on it's own. A powerful re-pair mage can extend this into a lasting effect and even move the objects soul from one object into another.
A good repair-mage will often have an seemingly unnatural love and devotion to machinery, while and evil one may seek to destroy them and use them for the power they provide. Repair mages are often engineers turned mages or mages turned engineers.
A rare but deadly combination in a city would be a Repair-mage/Juggarnaut, while in rural areas a repair-mage druid could be trying to bring the old world and new world close together.
Also I have a lot of cultural fluff for the eastern dominion planned , and I'll try to get to it over the weekend.
I assume everyone is a woman until proven otherwise
What is unclear?
The Primal Blade The First Weapon
In it's original form, it was unlikely a blade, more likely a really big stick or even a rock. It was the first item lifted by a humanoid which he held up thinking, And with this, I may kill my brother. It is like The Hunter Of The Damned, a Terrestrial God, for that is what it is, that has become the foci of Celestial Spirit, an abstract, specifically the concept of a weapon (And the emotion of guilt in the case of the Hunter). It's spirit is said to be held in the hands of the various celestial gods of war and murder, and its physical form has passed through the hands of war-like Terrestrial Gods and warrior heroes, but never the same shape, never the same name. It will reappear in a different form, perfect for its next wielder. Often now, a sword, but their will be axes, spears, bows, and even singular arrows, and it has done a gun as of late and not long before it may be a bullet. The possibility of a cannon, a tank or some other vehicle of war may also exist. Whatever form it takes, it is a most perfect paragon example of the weapon, most perfect craftsmanship, most perfect enchantment and the wielder will be filled with all the killing intent of all those who wielded it before him, the talent of all those who wielded a weapon of its current shape and the spirit of all those who wielded a weapon for the same reasons as he.
Since we are on the topic of weaponry.
Ken, The god of swordsmanship and blades The Broken god
Ken was a mighty warrior, and master of all the early forms of swordsmanship. Impressed with his skills the god of the forge gifted his first ever godly sword to ken. The One-soul blade this made caused Ken and itself be to one being, to share the same fate as one another.
Ken fought for years first as a warrior, then a leader, an avatar, and finally after his mastery of became known a god. Ken grew arrogant with time though, having mastered all he could master when it came to the blade he sought conquest and war, trails for his mastery. Few could stand against him, he had literal mastery over the sword which had become one of the most common weapons thanks to his exploits with it.
But Ken made the mistake of testing his forces up against one of the war gods. He stormed their held positions blades raised only to find axes, spears, shields, and arrows on their side of the blade field.
It was a slaughter house, Ken and his forces were quickly dispatched. Ken may have mastered swordsmanship but legendary masters of every other weapon were too much for him. Impaled by several spears he slashed out only to have the sword break.
And with that he also broke, their fates were intertwine. He and the sword laid broken across the field. The god of war and his followers picking up the pieces of a broken god, leaving the stub of the cracked blade and hilt stuck in a stone.
Reduced to nothing but an abandoned weapon, it has sat there for ages. Becoming over grown, forgotten, to this day most people don't even remember a single God of the sword existed.
But he does still exist, his personality and soul in those pieces scattered across the aether and the lands of men. The sword in the stone retains his consciousness, limited broken. It repeats without a mouth "I" which seems to come from all angles to those who can hear.
It is looking for a warrior worthy of it's might, which at the current time is about equally to an unbreakable* Cannot be broken any further ... broken sword. Once it finds it's worthy wielder it with pulse glow purple and even pull itself closer to the fragments of itself. Trying to become complete once again but they may be hard, as many of it's pieces have been crafted into other devices.
Also if the newer gods of the sword were to learn of his return they may fear for they would be Ken's first targets once revived.
I wanted to do something with that dead/un-made god idea.
edited 2nd Feb '12 10:35:26 PM by Vyctorian
That makes for an epic quest: finding the pieces of the One-Soul Blade -possibly motivated by one of them- and then finding out it revives a bloodthirsty god.
Your votes on: Orcish Martial arts and Caveborn.
Btw I have no idea what Goa's gender is (nor do I care) I just use "his" as the default article because that's what you're supposed to do in English. You won't catch me using silly things like "hir".
edited 3rd Feb '12 3:30:14 AM by Sijo
I just play with sentence structure and use "their".
Goa, if you don't answer soon I'm going to have to assume you voted "no" on those.
Give my vote to anything with two votes.
Sorry, individual Yes or Nos only. Remember what happened last time everyone voted "yes to everything except..."
Come on, it's just two items.
edited 4th Feb '12 8:10:01 AM by Sijo
Bzzzrt. Idea storm. Will post a truckload of stuff in a while. At the moment, though, I have an issue I feel should be brought up, because we missed something big.
Robots. Well, robot proxies. Specifically, sentient ones. What self-respecting high-magic, high-technology setting doesn't have robots? As such, I'd like to request that the moratorium on races be lifted temporarily for the establishment of epic dungeon/steam/clock/punk punk robot things. What say you gents?
Robots (intelligent ones anyway) strike me as being a bit too advanced for our setting. We could have clockwork machines though. Oh and golems, definitely. Even smart ones, they'd just be spirits bound to physical forms.
Neither would make a good PC race, though. Too powerful on one hand (cannot die, doesn't need to eat or breathe etc.) and too limited on the other (cannot breed, experience sensations etc.) They would make interesting and/or useful NPCS though.
edited 4th Feb '12 11:39:44 AM by Sijo
By "well, robot proxies," I did, in fact, mean what might be referred to as golems. Basically. . . Well, you'll see. But they're more magic than technology.
As far as them being a PC race. . . Well, again, give me a bit, and make up your mind then. I just need permission to at least submit them.
edited 4th Feb '12 11:51:19 AM by Exelixi
Ever hear of warforged?
Then yes to the both of them.
We need to make a map of the world.
Yes, we do need to make one.
As for The Eastern Dominion, I imagine it being roughly the size of Texas but vertically. And it would have an ocean to the south and a good sized gulf to the west of it.
Here are the feature I imagine:
Exel: I have no problem, submit your ideas then we'll see.
As for the world (which we haven't named either) I do imagine it as being mostly ocean. The New Lands are a single continent (think Pangea) stretching from pole to equator on one side; the Old Lands are a spiral archipelago (with lands ranging from Australia-sized to small atolls) sort of arranged around a single point on the other side. That's what we have so far. Vyc and GoA should settle where their lands and kingdoms are in there.
A map-making software would be nice. Anybody knows where you can get or use a (free) one?
(Will tally the votes later tonight.)
edited 4th Feb '12 1:59:23 PM by Sijo
D&D(FR) race of constructs, have basically all the traits you mentioned, and are a playable race.
Must've been after I lost contact with the game. (My local bookstore closed.) I was somewhere in the start of 3rd Ed. I found 4th Ed books at a Border's that has *sigh* since closed too.
3.5 was open source, most of the books content can be found online for free(OGL/SRD). With the exception of stuff like Mindflayers and original creations of the Dn D verse.
edited 4th Feb '12 2:19:56 PM by Vyctorian
If you haven't checked out the Eberron stuff, Sijo, I think you should. Same for God. I know we aren't being system-specific, but Eberron is a very, very punk setting.
I'll get to typing posthaste, I just have to introduce the new mouser to the house.
I just spent the last hour and a half typing, and then my thrice-cursed right hand twitched when I tried to switch tabs. Fuck it, I'll just post this one part at a time.
edited 4th Feb '12 4:36:06 PM by Exelixi
And that's why I hit "save" after every paragraph I write. Better safe than sorry.
Vyc: Thanks for the link.
No problem !
edited 4th Feb '12 5:44:27 PM by Vyctorian
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