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OOC Reference Zalzabar's Zpa - OOC Thread for The Saga of the Ryujin

Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by Shadowsun, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Force Ghost star 4

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    @Mitth_Fisto That is fine...again more to do with 'courage' then mental fortitude. So an orc should do very well...:D

    While these are all 'in their head' it is for all tense and purposes 'real'. Does that make sense?

    EDIT: @Darth_Elu Lol! Haha....I tried, very, very hard not to make it too similar...testing for different things after all. ;) :D
     
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  2. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Makes sense to me. :)
     
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  3. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Force Ghost star 4

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    Okay so I thought I should clarify some things:

    Is this an illusion, yes. Under normal circumstances I think most ryujin characters would see through this pretty quickly. (save for lovely lil' new born [face_batting] ) However the orb is greatly effecting thier powers, particularly for the ryujin. After all it is designed for hunting ryujin. Zalzabar yes wants strong, powerful mages, warriors and ryujin but this test is more to do with when things go bad, when things are at their hardest you push through nonetheless.

    So think less 'mind battle' or seeing 'past the illusion' but strength of resolve and of will. 'Courage' if you will.

    Although some of you might be a little tricksy about it, much to the annoyance of Audacia.... [face_laugh]
     
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  4. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Excellent post, @Kurisan and @Shadowsun! :D

    Though...*pauses in thought a moment* I think it best we take this to PM. ;)
     
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  5. The Jedi in the Pumas

    The Jedi in the Pumas Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    YOU'VE DONE IT NOW @Kurisan !!

    BEHOLD THE WRATH OF RED ELU (He's like regular elu, but angry)
     
  6. Kurisan

    Kurisan Jedi Master star 4

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    No, he may be right. I’ve asked for help.
     
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  7. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    *laughs* No, no. Not at all! :p

    Just wanted to give a little advice. ;)
     
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  8. The Jedi in the Pumas

    The Jedi in the Pumas Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    LAYETH THE SMACKDOWN ELU!
     
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  9. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Isn't that The Jam's job? :p
     
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  10. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Force Ghost star 4

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    Okay I wanted to make a small note about ryujin,

    While rare, ryujin can be born from two non-ryujin parents. If you are familiar with basic genetics think of ryujin as a recessive trait, so it can sneak through the cracks. I think the best way to compare it to is benders from Avatar. Some people have it, some don't but both are still human.

    Now granted stronger ryujin typically have ryujin parents, but this is not always the case.
     
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  11. greyjedi125

    greyjedi125 Chosen One star 6

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    Jots down ALL ryujin lore notes! =P~


    EDIT:

    @The Jedi in the Pumas

    "I will fashion the bones of his followers into toothpicks for my brother and use their flesh as parchment paper to write the laws of the new world."

    What's this? Dem's fighting words!! That's what!!! :mad:

    [face_laugh]

    :p
     
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  12. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    *joins Grey in writing down the Ryujin lore* ;)

    @Mitth_Fisto Awesome! The mind of a half-orc is a wondrous thing to behold. Thank you for that glimpse into Ne'tar's mind with the nightmares taking hold.

    ...and uh. *ahem* Watch the children. "Nasty little hobbitses!" :p
     
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  13. Kurisan

    Kurisan Jedi Master star 4

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    @Mitth_Fisto haha fear of having children - well played again.

    Are you going to write the whole game in that style??
     
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  14. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Prediction!

    ...Yes, he will. ;)

    Don't worry, @Kurisan, it won't be easy for everyone....
     
  15. Kurisan

    Kurisan Jedi Master star 4

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  16. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Not a problem, @Kurisan. lol

    In the meantime, let's endure alone, together. [face_nail_biting] [face_peace] :p
     
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  17. The Jedi in the Pumas

    The Jedi in the Pumas Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @Kurisan

    Far from easy. There are 2 reasons Esenma’s test was embraced in such a way:

    1. It is not her first time having the vision. She’s been alive for a long time and the realization of what her family is has haunted her for over half her life.

    2. This may not have come across in my writing... nope I’m definitely sure it didn’t: her worst fear is not

    -having to face Derius
    -realizing that Nezzy has spent his life without ambition and is lost
    -nor is it the feeling of failing her children

    Her worst fear is that the dinner, the representation of being a family again, is long gone. It is a fiction; a dream. That will never be her reality. The combination of the worst things to happen to her made up the vision.
     
  18. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    It was portrayed amazingly. Seriously, everyone is bringing their A game so far.

    Kudos to all! :cool:
     
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  19. Kurisan

    Kurisan Jedi Master star 4

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    So sorry Pumas I speed read it and should have known there was more to it - it’s another very strong story. A different kind of pain for a mother. Very well written, I agree with Elu.

    This is turning into a real rollercoaster!
     
  20. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Chosen One star 6

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    @Kurisan What voice? :p As Darth_Elu stated, yes. Yes I believe I will.

    I find once I find a character a voice and use it a couple times it sticks, so this is his voice and he already isn't co-operating! That post was originally going to be his mother being attacked and him charging to his doom to save her. As you can see that changed just in typing it up tonight.

    I also should share that this is a dust off character, I originally created Ne'tar for the D'n'D game here on the boards that was quickly aborted. Although he is updated. I changed very little in his bio, but I reversed the interpretation of what that bio represents. Before he was born and raised by humans, was an outcast and his mother was a broken woman that eventually committed suicide from the PTSD from when she had been captured by the Orcs that had gotten her pregnant, and that was the spurring act that sent him out into the world.

    This guy in contrast had an Orc mother and was raised by Orcs that live in a desert far from any elves or strong traditional enemies strongholds so largely left to their own devices. (I may be wrong on this as I didn't consult the GM with this headcannon, but as it's tangential I can easily pivot depending on his response). Mother died, but no trauma he had to deal with as a child and she didn't take her own life. He was an outcast but more as the eternal baby not getting his tusks and being a touch smaller rather than a freak outsider of hated enemies. The fact he hasn't left his home continent/island yet is also fun for me.

    Now I haven't read much on Orcs beyond a little light research when I first made this character back when, watched the Tolkein movies, read the Hobbit, and listened to someone expound on Warhammer 40K Orcs, and of course a heavy influence has been JAM.


    EDIT: Also, everyone your posts are smashing and all unique. Love it!
     
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  21. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Working on my post now...phew! Doing my best to match the immersion of everyone else. [face_relieved]

    High bar to meet. :p
     
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  22. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Forgive the double post. But yay! I finally finished the trial of courage post...three hours later. With RL interruptions thrown in though!

    *slumps in chair* [face_tired]

    Now I just wait to see what @Shadowsun says in PM first before unleashing it upon the public. lol
     
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  23. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Chosen One star 6

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    Whelp, you made me look LOL

    Definitely looking forward to your post. Guess maybe I should of done the same instead of straight posting like I did.
     
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  24. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

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    Nah, you're good. I have a certain element to my post that needs a little GM approval/tweaking. :p
     
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  25. greyjedi125

    greyjedi125 Chosen One star 6

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    I thoroughly enjoyed Ne'tar's post!! It is as it was meant to be! Don't need to change a thing.


    EDIT:

    I didn't want to double post, and it looks as if @Mitth_Fisto has gone to sleep. Most people know I'm not the paragon of patience when it comes to creative endeavors I'm excited about!LOL! All the talk of strong single mother's ( Ne'tar's mom being the catalyst here ) inspired me to post this vid.

    I'm not sure if you've seen this one @Darth_Elu


     
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