OOC.   Posted by The echo of the past.Group: archive 0
The echo of the past
 GM, 26 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2016
at 02:27
OOC
I hope we can get good use on this one.

Ok we have a nice party of four and a half! Let's start talking about your characters and how you might fit with each other. In general all of you will meet IC for the first time, but there could be exceptions.

I'll still accept one or two more people, but we have enough to start.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:55, Fri 09 Sept 2016.

Grail Damos
 player, 1 post
Fri 9 Sep 2016
at 20:56
OOC
Grail Damos, Tiefling Warlock, of House Damos.  His House banner displays a bowing black crow against a field a red.  A dispossessed Baron, he now adventures in order to discover enough treasure to raise an army and take back his lands.  Unfortunately, he also has a gambling problem.
Luther Sorrel
 player, 1 post
Fri 9 Sep 2016
at 21:11
OOC
Hi everybody!  I'm excited for this game, I really like the setting and the tone of it.

I'll be playing Luther Sorrel, a former soldier who is a good-natured, cheerful and urbane fellow... most of the time.  However, when his blood gets up from battle or stress he flies into a blackout berserker fury and has a complete personality shift into a bloodthirsty engine of heedless destruction.  Witnesses to his past battle rampages dubbed this furious alter ego "the Bloody Cackler."  It's kind of a Jekyll/Hyde, Bruce Banner/Hulk, Logen Ninefingers/the Bloody Nine kind of situation.

So yeah, I'm a Barbarian (maybe a level of Fighter) and am looking to RP the rage all the way.  He's going to be a damage-dealing monster in battle, but is also going to be reckless, insensible and capable of deeds that his sane self would find horrific.  This will probably get the group in trouble at some point, but I'll try to steer his chaos toward fun rather than being disruptive.  Luther would agree to a shock collar or some other means to keep the Cackler in check, if needed :)

I have family visiting from out of town through Monday, so I might not be able to post a huge amount or get a nice character sheet finished until Tuesday.
Karliah Culver
 player, 1 post
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 00:55
Re: OOC
Luther Sorrel:
Luther would agree to a shock collar or some other means to keep the Cackler in check, if needed :)

I think that I could help with that.

Karliah Culver here. I'll not reveal too much but my character will be a driven science-oriented fighter.

And by science-oriented I of course mean fantasy-heavy steampunk style pseudoscience. You know, the best kind.

Not my normal preferred play style, but I've been itching to try it out for fun. I look forward to gaming with you all.
Grail Damos
 player, 2 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 01:26
Re: OOC
When you read my character's posts do so with a bad Russian accent.  That's what I imagine him having.
Tigress
 player, 1 post
 Wood Elf Blood Hunter/ 1
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 01:30
Re: OOC
I apologize in advance for anything my girl does. She's... yeah.

Her player, however, is a lot more pleasant. So excited for this game! ^_^
Grail Damos
 player, 3 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 03:58
Re: OOC
Grail may know of you if you are into games of chance, particularly dice.
Tigress
 player, 2 posts
 Wood Elf Blood Hunter/ 1
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 03:59
Re: OOC
Tigress isn't really a gambler. She's more...

Well, you'll see in-game.
Luther Sorrel
 player, 2 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 04:31
Re: OOC
In reply to Karliah Culver (msg # 4):

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Steampunk tesla taser is what I was thinking!  Heck yeah, start inventing one of those :D

Is anyone interested in working out some character connections in advance of the game?  I kind of like having some bonds to encourage group cohesion.  Doesn't have to be anything huge, but at least a little something so everyone's not a total stranger with no reason to talk to each other, you know?  Maybe Luther owes Grail a couple gp from a random poker game or something :)  Luther could be working as someone's footman/bodyguard/hired muscle/workshop assistant or something like that.  If anyone was involved in any recent wars we could have run into each other there.

This portrait is kind of dumb, now that I'm looking at it more.  I'll keep looking for another, hehe.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:34, Sat 10 Sept 2016.

Karliah Culver
 player, 2 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 06:20
Re: OOC
In reply to Luther Sorrel (msg # 9):

That's a fanart of Ander, one of my favorite Dragon Age characters. It is a little odd looking though.

I always enjoy shared backgrounds as well. Perhaps we could work something out? Not sure what exactly though; Karliah is a bit of a rebel and mage-hating freedom fighter. Any religious background?
Mis'sha
 player, 1 post
 The curious snake girl
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 10:13
Re: OOC
Oh dear, another 'let's all post when the european is asleep!' game. :o

And I had to go to the gym this morning. Had to go lift brah. DO U EVEN LIFT BRAH!?

*cough*

I commend you Luther for your excellent reading. I finished the First Law trilogy somewhere earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Logen Nine-Fingers was an interesting character, although by the end I rather had seen they explored his condition instead of giving him the end he got. Oh well. But my favorite character is Sand dan Glokta by far. His caustic wit burrowed a red hot poker to my heart, ahh yes.

Anyhow, I'll be playing Mis'sha, which is how mammals pronounce my snake girl's name. I couldn't ignore the chance to slither around and sniff around with my forked tongue when I saw the race. Mis'sha is a curious creature. I envision a young, intrepid girl explorer. Armed with map and notebook, she wishes to explore every nook and cranny of the world. She is naturally drawn to the ruins of old civilizations as well as libraries of any kind. She is learned but not bookish, always smiling and joking but not naive, completely absorbed in traveling and seeing new things. She's mostly in it for herself and to sate her endless curiosity. As soon as a place gets boring she is off again. She cares nothing for politics and those in power, as long as she can get around them to the next nugget of exploration.

Furthermore she is addicted to the gathering of knowledge. And I mean really addicted. Not just interested, but she has a psychological urge to learn! True as any addict she will go to great lengths to satisfy her cravings even if she has to do things that are not within the confines of what is deemed acceptable. Also she makes no reservations about the dark and proscribed. Lore is lore, and it is there to be learned. But she is by no means evil. She just wants to learn and explore. That may also be her flaw; she wants the knowledge for itself, but doesn't really do anything with it. She could learn enough to become a wizard lord or a queen or alchemist or mechanist or... anything really, in her own right, but that's not her interest. She'd rather retire to a library one day and one day die writing her lore down in a tome then anything else.

Physically appearance I thought out a little. She has an interesting blend of her savage origins and things picked up from civilization. She wears a studded leather armor of ingenious straps and belts that allows her serpentine form to move freely and she is adorned with feathers and all sorts of trinkets she gathered on her journeys; a string of coins on her wrist, a wooden plaque hanging from her necklace depicting Amshula right alongside a closed bronze locket and a rusting iron key.

The material of her armor seems to be a blend of animal hide and metal straps, but fitted so it does not chafe or touch the areas of her body she normally moves across (or through) the ground with. Another interesting feature is her backpack, which seems to be made of snake leather. Interestingly she had it made from her own molted skin, causing it to have the same coloration and pattern as her own scaly skin.

She would travel in a little wagon of wood with a canvas cover, padded with skins on the inside. In it there are a few waterproofed chests to carry her research in but mostly she can coil up in it and have her *insert beast of burden here* carry her to the next destination. This little wagon is more or less her home. She has everything there from cooking pots to road clearing tools on it. The inside is cozy and has all sorts of artifacts from her origin culture (fetishes, carvings, ritual items, feather totems, etc) as well as a bewildering range of trinkets and doodads she collected on her travels from wildly different origins.

Her wagon (minus mounts).


Her notebook (I imagine she keeps notes on everything, including sketches and detailed drawings of her finds. If I can play the explorer, she'd draw maps too with her cartography proficiency.


I haven't been able to find a good picture for herself sadly.
Ka'resh
 player, 1 post
 It's a Gift, and a Curse.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 12:15
Re: OOC
Good morning and hello all!
Val'Cryel (Name change impending) here.

As for character connections, I do know a bit about magic, and i am Attuned to electricity if your truly wanting that shock treatment. ;3

With the Noble Grail and his backup Luther, hustling is a good strategy.
And a simple hustle gone wrong ending in a outraged fight would show you that while frail looking, Val is a capable warrior who blends quickness with power and precision.
If you stick to your debts, Val wasn't looking to collect. Then again, he is on the search for powerful allies...

Much like Karliah, he's got a grudge against wizards and witches, a particular one to be honest. Though he isn't an open rebel as that would draw too much attention.

As for a connection to Mis'sha? well... If a creature who is a non-dead, living breathing vampire with what looks to be draconic blood (if the small sheen of what could be scales and the inborn attunement to magic would suggest) doesn't catch the attention of a curiosity hunter, then i'm not sure what will. ^.^
Mis'sha
 player, 2 posts
 The curious snake girl
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 12:26
Re: OOC
So you're a part-vampire part-dragon ichigo-wannabe? Isn't that a bit too much of the odd, or do you have a coherent idea behind this? :)
Ka'resh
 player, 2 posts
 It's a Gift, and a Curse.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 12:56
Re: OOC
A) Ive only seen like 4 episodes of bleach. All in the beginning. So I didn't know till I saw the link. XD
B) I just typed in black hair, red eyes, martial artist. Lol (vampire Monk wasn't looking good. Hehe)
C) the original character idea was dragonborn. Completly glazed over the arnt allowed races apparently. >.>
So in essence... I'm working on that coherent idea! Lol Give me a break woma... Snaklad... Unmm... Female! XD
But yes, vampire martial artist, who is also a sorcerer. Lol.
Mis'sha
 player, 3 posts
 The curious snake girl
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 13:03
Re: OOC
Give thee a break? Nevah!

So your background was like 'mommy was a vampire, daddy was a dragon. I became a not-undead-but-kinda-undead kung-fu warrior, with the power of dragons, BECAUSE KUNG-FU!'
Ka'resh
 player, 3 posts
 It's a Gift, and a Curse.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 13:32
Re: OOC
Technically its more Mommy was a.. We arnt Vampires! We're Zwilians (Homebrew race our GM made). lol

And daddy is a powerful Wizard who wants me more like Mr Sinister and his cloned projects. >.>

Oh, did i mention he'll kill anyone in his way? Good thing Val would never tell anyone that. It would reduce his recruits morale! lol

And yes... BECAUSE KUNG-FU is a legitimate reason for many things! xD
Mis'sha
 player, 4 posts
 The curious snake girl
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 13:51
Re: OOC
Ooooh, right, one of those!

Prepare to get documented. Prepare for trouble! Make it Double!
Ka'resh
 player, 4 posts
 It's a Gift, and a Curse.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 14:13
Re: OOC
Are you protecting knowledge from devastation?
Perhaps you'll explain your own procreation? (i hear its weird. xD)
Sadly you'll be unhappy, even sore,
once you find out, i know little more.
Tigress
 player, 3 posts
 Wood Elf Blood Hunter/ 1
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 14:24
Re: OOC
Mis'sha, if it makes you feel any better, I'm in America and all this shit went down while I was knocked out, too. lolz.

Also, I hate you two so much, now the Team Rocket motto is gonna be stuck in my head all day... (I love Pokemon, so not too bad a thing, but still...)
Karliah Culver
 player, 3 posts
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 14:31
Re: OOC
What the hell did I just read.

Lol
Ka'resh
 player, 5 posts
 It's a Gift, and a Curse.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 14:34
Re: OOC
You read the makings of a Beautiful Friendship!
Some might even call it a crazy Kinship.

Val'Cryel!
(you may do your own name Mis'sha! xD)

 (and tigress! you can be our angsty pet cat if you want. ^.^)
Tigress
 player, 4 posts
 Wood Elf Blood Hunter/ 1
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 15:07
Re: OOC
I promise to never obey you. lolz.
Ka'resh
 player, 6 posts
 It's a Gift, and a Curse.
Sat 10 Sep 2016
at 16:00
Re: OOC
Dangit Victreebelle! Why couldn't you be an eevee! Even if you were a false prophet. >.>