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Looks okay so far. The composite consciousness has precedent here (see Vestec to a lesser degree, and Gadar-Belruarc-Vowzra for the greatest extreme), which works in your favour. Having some more actual elemental gods around would also be nice, since we lack those (we have Zephyrion, and I think that's it).

As for your origin, one idea that comes to mind for the source of divinity is Aihtiraq, the wish-granting djinni of magic who is also one third of Zephyrion. This, I feel, is perhaps the most plausible and least contrived divine 'parent' (although not set in stone. If Aihtiraq doesn't work, we can find another way).

Otherwise, my main question for now is the same as Mutton's: what are your initial plans once Legio is created?
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Added in getting the shard of Divinity from Aihtiraq. Which could make interesting plot further down the line. I highly doubt he grants wishes for free.

Might start near Amestris. She rises out from the ground, looks about the place, and says 'wow'. And then look to helping the people, because getting your capital nuked probably doesn't help at all....And meet people who come to investigate the new creature setting things on fire.
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I’m reluctant to do an Aihtiraq-Legio plot without knowing more on what you intend to do with Legio @KabenSaal. He was handing out wishes like candy at first, because suffering on nearly any scale bothered him and he was new to the world. But he’s now been around for some years and that has mostly stopped; he’s fixated upon a very specific goal. I don’t see why he’d stop to help a mortal attain divinity, especially through means of sacrificing many mortals to empower just one (something he’d abhor).

So unless Legio would serve him directly or otherwise act in a way that would further his interests, I think it’s best to leave Aihtiraq out.

Well Kaben, add me to the list of voices asking you for what initial story arcs you’d intend to do with Legio
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Unless his fixated goal is one of benevolence and general assisting of people, I will try find some other way of doing it. As my initial story arc, I believe after going wow, she will set her mind to the assistance of all in Amestris. Maybe give them a really flashy new city made out of unflawed Obsidian.

Alternate suggestion to the divine shard is to leave it vague and just have whoever is interested in it come down and say 'hey, that's my shard' and then plot.

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@KabenSaal Regarding Amestris:

The ex-capital city of the Amestrian city states, Xerxes, was indeed erased from the face of Galbar. However, the old site of Xerxes has been claimed by Farxus to create a city for the undead and forsaken (link). Although this does not stop you from teaming up with him to create some buildings there.

The rest of the Amestrians don't seem to care much about Xerxes any more. They are out to care for their own cities. There is war and conflict between them and with other tribes. This might still be a good environment for Legio to do things in.


Something which might also be of interest is that the elementals of Galbar are currently waging a civil war, and there is significant collateral damage to mortals. The greatest casualty so far is Dundee, the capital city of the dwarves, which has just been conquered by a bunch of fire/lava elementals.


Regarding origins:

We have a few sources of appreciable divine essence which might be found as just 'lying around'.

Relics of Perfectus, scattered across the universe by Vowzra, can contain enough divine essence to create a Demigod. This was, in fact, exactly how Lazarus became a demigod. Normally, you wouldn't find more than one Relic per planet, but we can make exceptions to that without any trouble. This is probably the most likely 'divine shard'.

The Winds of Change, which permeate Galbar, are straight up Zephyrion's divine essence. They couple strongly to elementals, which is a favourable property. Urtelem know how to capture the Winds of Change, although they would be adamantly opposed to any plan involving the sacrifice of sentient beings, but others could probably figure it out. The catch is you would need an enormous amount of the Winds to have any chance of producing a divine being.

Arksynth is, in a sense, the flesh of the luck god Vakarlon. Normally, the divine essence associated with Arksynth is far, far too dilute to have any divine effect. However, Vakarlon also favours underdogs, which it sounds like your mortals are. It's a million to one chance, but when you have Vakarlon's favour million to one odds happen nine times out of ten.

Alternative to mortal-driven endeavours, I can think of a couple of other candidate gods who might help possibly, if their players consent.

Belruarc-Vowzra-Gadar (@Kho) is currently in the business of righting divine injustices. Whether creating Legio aligns with that, that might require a bit of readjusting. (Perhaps if, instead of a mass sacrifice, all these people had been slaughtered by some divine cause, then Belru could gather up their souls and put them into a new being. Maybe.)

Astarte (@Frettzo) is the goddess of Soul Manipulation, which sounds suitable for the task at hand. However, she might not be supportive of a mass sacrifice, although she's so whimsical it's hard to tell.

Vestec the god of Chaos (@Rtron) is always looking for ways to get more children. Cramming a couple hundred souls into one body and adding a bunch of fire magic sounds like a suitably chaotic thing for him to do. And if these mortals are sufficiently desperate, they could conceivably pray to Vestec, and Vestec has the highest prayer answer rate of any of the pantheon.

We have no shortage of ways to jury-rig together Legio's creation.

(Also, you aren't actually required to start by saying 'wow'. That appears to be some outdated meme from Divinus versions past. But don't let Kho know I told you that.)
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Helping the scattered tribes rebuild, stop the wars, get a new capital made of glistening Obsidian, and have a land where undead and forsaken live together with the living beings in harmony is a very interesting goal. I like that one.

Also, for the Relic. I don't know a lot about how they work, but maybe the relic in Legio didn't have enough Divine Juice to turn people into a Demi-God by itself, so it was neglected for something else that could. Which is why it is still around, and why Legio needed the whole occult ritual stroke mass suicide thing to actually become a Demi-God, rather than just flat relic stabbing.

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@KabenSaal No one knows how the Relics of Perfectus works, or what they do, or why Vowzra scattered these Gap-infused artefacts across the universe. We only know that one was able to turn Lazarus from a mortal to a deranged demigod (although the derangement was likely caused by other factors), that they typically have very strong traces of the Gap on them, and that there is statistically about one per planet. Each Relic likely behaves somewhat differently. The details of their functioning is highly subject to Plot, although generally there is some association with the Gap.
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I must have missed that in the OP. What's the Gap? @BBeast
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@KabenSaal It's not in the OP. The Gap is the gaps in the design of the Universe and Reality, filled with eldritch horrors even more eldritch and horrific than Jvan. Not even Gods go there, it's that nasty. Fortunately, it is normally safely sealed away where it can't break Reality. Unless someone meddles in it, that is.
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Suddenly I want to find another slightly divine thing to get her Demi-God. Messing about with The House Cthulhu Built doesn't sound great. @BBeast
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@KabenSaal I have a list of options above. If all else fails, Vestec will probably help (pending approval from @Rtron, of course).
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Yet another djinni lord gets canonized! Well two I guess, if Fountainhead Jr. counts as being separate from Old Dead Fountainhead

On a side note, props to anybody that can find the true meaning of Catharsis' riddle.
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I'll go with Perfectus. House That Cthulhu Built could be fun. Now I just need to get my cs approved and start setting things on fire. FOR THE DJINN!

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Is there a point to the 10 prestige/khookie limit per post?
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@Double Capybara if memory serves, it was one of those things we implemented partly to prevent gratuitously long posts. We didn't want the hero prestige system to devolve into long posts = good, short posts = baaad
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@KabenSaal The GMs have discussed your application, and you have been approved. You may post your character sheet in the characters tab, and start posting in the IC at your convenience.

For your reference, the post with the other demigod which had a Relic of Perfectus involved in their ascension is here. This post also includes the 'creation' of the Relics of Perfectus. For plot purposes, you find a Relic somehow. You can choose its form, and how it might catalyse Legio's ascension.

The only canonised human cultures with djinn-controlling shamanism are Vetros and Rukbany. However, they are also quite pious people, so an occult ritual of the kind you have described would be somewhat inconsistent with their established culture. This does not prevent you from establishing an enclave of djinn-controlling shamans elsewhere; you are welcome, even encouraged, to do so. Lands around Amestria have a past history of occultism and human sacrifice (prime example, somewhere north of Amestris), so that might be a good location to start (especially considering your future plans). Considering the current climate in parts of Amestris (post), it is not unreasonable for a tribe to attempt to one-up the competition by creating a demigod.

The djinn of Galbar are currently embroiled in a civil war. Roughly half of them (including the majority of fire elementals) have sided with Xos, the murderous god of destruction who is one-third of Zephyrion and thus claims lordship over the djinn. Most of the other half actively oppose Xos and his djinn. This may influence the motivations of any djinn taking part in this ritual.
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A lot of playing with yourself using NPCs. That or colab posts. Certainly something to get used to..

@LokiLeo789 is your Prince guy still in the middle of a giant army, or has that since been resolved?
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@KabenSaal Amartia has long since moved on. He was last seen in the moving city of Metera.
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Well there goes that one. I gotta find some other hope of interacting with a PC. Not sure I am hot on the idea of playing with myself for a dozen posts before meeting an actual person. I get enough of that with my novel.
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@KabenSaal

I'll point out that humans aren't the only species to consider. The hain are more prevalent, both in terms of population and (probably) in terms of peoples' characters that you could interact with.

And then there are the rovaick, the ogres, and the dwarves. The dwarves in particular are in a desperate situation since their kingdom was just overrun by a horde of firedjinn, so perhaps that desperation is an alleyway for the ritual that causes Legio to come about. You could talk to Rainbow about that.

In any case you seem intent on using a human and using that specific ritual, but if you were more flexible with either of those choices you'd have an easier time fitting in somewhere without it feeling forced.
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