OOC Thread: The Nameless Lair of Ma-Ha-Suchi.   Posted by Segev Stormlord.Group: 0
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 758 posts
Thu 4 Feb 2016
at 00:55
OOC Thread: The Nameless Lair of Ma-Ha-Suchi
So, it's been a bit since we've updated. I can skip ahead to arriving at Ma-Ha-Suchi's lair, if that will help. But I don't want to cut anybody's plans out of the loop. I will post a new thread by this weekend if I don't hear any reason not to; we can still use the old one for what's going on there if anybody thinks of anything they need to wrap up.
Merlin
 player, 450 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Sat 6 Feb 2016
at 01:01
OOC Thread: The Nameless Lair of Ma-Ha-Suchi
Yes, please skip ahead.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 760 posts
Mon 4 Apr 2016
at 03:30
OOC Thread: The Nameless Lair of Ma-Ha-Suchi
Sorry for taking so long, everybody. I have no real excuse. I have been wrestling with how to present this, because I know the Nameless Lair will reveal some of the worst of Ma-Ha-Suchi's madness and evil right from the get-go. He is not exactly subtle about it.

However, I also have a plot-related decision to make, and I have been trying to figure out how to base it on PC action in a sort of test. But I have not been able to come up with something that doesn't really automatically have me already have made the choice and tailor what I am pretty sure PCs will do to the outcomes.

So...in the interest of moving this along, I am going to sacrifice OOC "surprise" to ask the players what they want.

I have two "past life" elements coming up here shortly. One is frankly quite imminent. One of the PCs, if you are willing, is going to turn out to be Ma-Ha-Suchi's solar bondmate. Another is going to discover a connection to Yu Shan (which I will not be more explicit about at this time) in their past life. My original intention is for one of these to be Azalea, and the other Beatrix (though I had not yet decided which was to be which), but - particularly for the bondmate to the wolf of the roses - I am open to any Solar filling the roles.

I apologize doubly, here: once (again) for the lengthy delay since the last posting, and a second time for basically ripping open what should have been an in-game reveal in an OOC question to the players. But since this is something that will impact PC development and plot hooks, I don't want to just arbitrarily assign backstory without player input.

If it would be preferred that I do so in the future, please let me know. If you don't mind me springing "past life" surprises on you of this potential nature, I'll do it without telling you ahead of time as things come up later. But I am sensitive to the risk of damaging a character concept, so this time...I'm laying it open to OOC discussion.
Merlin
 player, 451 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Mon 4 Apr 2016
at 22:50
OOC Thread: The Nameless Lair of Ma-Ha-Suchi
Merlin already has at least some connection to the Sid's via his previous incarnations written diary. He just needs to learn Old Realm and he will be able to read it and then know that the Sid's orchestrated the entire shit-storm of the Usurpation. If that information was handed to his previous incarnation by a highly placed Sidereal that was opposed to the Usurpation, that would certainly be an interesting connection to a Sid in Yu Shan.....unless you were looking for another kind of conntection.

My personal, player, opinion is that Azalea would be a good bondmate. She could develop (or might have) the necessary charms to cure Ma-Ha-Suchi's madness. Finding information on that kind of charm and then rediscovering it could take us anywhere in creation (Rathass comes to mind) as does that Twilight City that makes people go crazy (starts with a D).

Just ideas.



PS: And now that 5 Conviction and 1 Compassion hits home! :-P

This message was last edited by the player at 23:11, Mon 04 Apr 2016.