"Mysteries" Mun thread

"Mysteries" Mun thread

Postby RHJunior on Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:24 am

Just going ahead and starting a seperate mundane thread for the second RPG.

minor pointers: Though there are members of other religions scattered throughout the seven villages, the major religious sect is the Sojourner faith. (Brother Linnaeus is a minister in that church.) They're primarily akin to independent Baptists in theology and in church government--- The churches interfellowship but they are local and autonomous: there is no major "church heirarchy." They have ministers, not priests, and before you ask, Sojourner ministers can marry--- are expected to marry, actually, as a married man is regarded as having a more comprehensive understanding of the issues of marriage and parenthood than a single man, and thus can minister to his flock more effectively.

The parallel to the Catholic church in the Questorverse is the Universalists. As the Universalists were one of the many groups that actively hunted and persecuted the Rac Cona Daimh, their doctrines were, shall we say, poorly recieved in the Rac Cona Daimh population. there are some few "sort of" Universaists, but they are obviously neither vary plentiful, nor are their priests in contact with the Holy City. They also differ from the mainstrea on various doctrinal points. There's also the typical smattering of "other" faiths scattered about... pagans, transcendentalists, druids, and so forth In total they'd constitute less than 2% of the total population. with the remainder being varying sects of Sojourner and a moderate chunk of various brands of agnostic.
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Postby BlasTech on Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:24 pm

What ranking would a yellow (or gold) be in the lux adept trials and what kind of specialist mages are there (and how long does it take them to train before they leave their guilds?)
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Postby Bengaley on Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:09 pm

Okay, Ralph, right. Sorry about that, I don't have access to the Uber-CDs >.< I mean to get them. Someday. When I can afford it. Maybe after Anime Expo.

Right, so what would you call the 'Minister in Training', a young man who knows what needs to be done, but isn't ready to take on the responsibilties as a Minister just yet...?

Which is what Aiden is.

Also, for consideration:

A way to move the plot forward or introduce a new one, a wizard is interested in a certain artifact that might or might not exist, in a rather dangerous location. No 'real' Archeaologist will touch it, so he goes to Aven (Who is, I'm guessing, the center of the story. For now.) Going with them is a younger (23 or so) mercenary who is in charge when it comes to anything dangerous... Thats all I have made so far.
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Postby RHJunior on Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:43 pm

A "minister in training" is known as a Deputy pastor IRL.

As to the artifact.... it would have to be in a rather unique location... either in the dire swamps or even the outside world.... to be considered truly hazardous. We're talking a very, very TAMED chunk of terrain around the Seven Villages. Outside of the swamp there generally isn't any wildlife larger than a squirrel, and no real predators--- except for the Rac Conans themselves. Of course, when your average adult is about 2 feet tall, you tend to be fussy about what sort of carnivores share the neighborhood. To you or me, an eagle soaring aloft is merely an interesting sight. To the Rac Conans, it's like Rodan stopped in for a snack.

They DO have a sizeable zoo in Sanctuary city these days... and there are one or two domestic carnivorous animals. For instance some few people do own cats, but they're regarded in the way you or I might regard someone who owned a hunting cheetah. (Bigdiggers, before you ask, have been tinkered with to be entirely herbivorous.) Generally though they avoid owning anything that might think they'd go well with ketchup.
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Postby RedSquirrel456 on Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:23 pm

Outside world as in beyond the mistwall where the humans are, right?

Anyway, here's how I see the plot so far all things included. I don't have the CDs, so bear with me.

This wizard that Bengaley spoke of, to me, could be evil! It's just not a real quest without an evil wizard, neh? :P Anyway, this evil wizard wants this artifact because it is the key to a weapon he has been creating. The exact details of this weapon are unknown to me right now, especially since I don't really know the limits of lux. The dagger that Aven has is a failsafe, another artifact that can deactivate and, after all this time, could destroy the new variation of the weapon the wizard is secretly building, like in the swamp or something under a ruin of the original weapon's creators' towns. Or maybe it's even right under the nose of the elders in Sanctuary! Who knows?

So, the (very vague) nature of the ancient mystical dagger is revealed in the letter that Aven has, which instructs him to find out all he can about this little doo-hickey with help from his companions (and one or two experts that can help out). The original nature of the key, the dagger, and the weapon have been lost to time, and only exist in well preserved but mainly forgotten logs in scattered libraries. The records are nebulous about the things themselves, as they are only ballads and fragments of biased contemporary writings.

So, Aven reads the letter, and gets contacted by the wizard. The mercenary could have been already contracted by the wizard. Everyone involved goes to see the one that the letter directs them to, right there in Sanctuary. And then, well, we'll see. How's that? Subject to drastic change and all that, of course.
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Postby Bengaley on Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:39 pm

Well, evil wizard, yes. But I was thinking of the wizard in this case being someone who is just curious about a couple of legends, and with a big bank account, not nessarily evil.

Mind you, said artifact would attract the interest of all sorts of people due to 'interesting properties'...

I was thinking in terms of characters that people could play.
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Postby RedSquirrel456 on Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:50 pm

Well, we could also have a scenario where the wizard isn't even identified. He uses a proxy to spy on them and reveal what progress they make. Or would that make it too easy for bad stuff to happen?

And yes, we could just have a regular guy interested in finding out about the universe and ancient cultures, if someone wants to play him. BUT, they could also be being chased by ANOTHER guy who does just want power, and is spying on them to have them lead him to whatever it is he wants.
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Postby Bengaley on Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:19 pm

Exactly. An innocent start, that uncovers... something.
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Postby BlasTech on Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:25 am

i guess my question got missed cuz it was small :P so ill ask it again; what is the colour code for the lux adept trials, most importantly where would gold/yellow come in it (if at all)

And i kno that my char is already looking like one of those archetypal child prodigy ones, but i guess they always start out like that. Im really hoping to show soon that his kenning ability is greatly due to extensive training and not indicative of a Nessie-style gift (There can only be one Nessie!! :D )

*goes back to thinking about how the heck to introduce his char to the other two* :wink:
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Postby Bengaley on Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:01 am

Well, when the something that starts the plot happens, thats when.

*edit*

Also, I'm going to post sometime tomorow. I'm a bit too tired to come up with a continous stream of rpness and type it up...

Erm. Oh, look at the time. I guess I mean later today :D
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Postby BlasTech on Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:42 am

heh okay, well in that case ill let my guy continue drinking sherry for a bit :P

hmm, i guess ill go try to fill out a bio on my guy first ... i dunno, looking forward to where the plot goes though :) first rp and all that

Really gotta save up for that cd ...
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Postby RHJunior on Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:57 am

Actually, I haven't even come close to figuring out what the color codes are for Lux ability....
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Postby BlasTech on Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:17 am

Whoops, didnt know that lol. i guess ill just write around it then :)

maybe it'll come out in the 2005 cd :lol:
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Postby CasVeg on Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:07 pm

RHJunior wrote:Actually, I haven't even come close to figuring out what the color codes are for Lux ability....


Then may I recommend a series based loosely on black-body radiation and the color index for stars:

Black >> Brown >> Red >> Yellow >> White >> Blue

Or

Black >> Brown >> Red >> Orange >> Yellow >> White >> Blue
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Postby BlasTech on Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:13 pm

Nice!, only adjustment i can see is that i think red and blue would need to be a bit closer together, seeing as fen and kestrel got those colours and neither one seems to be an extroadinarily gifted mage(ess) http://npc.keenspace.com/d/20020120.html
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Postby RHJunior on Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:02 pm

Well, working on what we already know.... Black is the lowest. grey is second lowest. brown is about third. (quote: "I thought maybe a brown or at least a grey, but black?")

Black = F

Grey = D

Brown = C

Now, there are multiple ways to measure a lux adept ... lux is an art and a science, a cerebral process and a physical ability. It involves raw power, innate intelligence, creativity, and a considerable amount of rote learning as well.... so there's a lot of ways to fall below average in one area, while excelling in another.
I would suspect that there are different "color lines" after brown to indicate excellence in certain aptitudes.
orange and red to indicate TECHNICAL expertise, green and blue to indicate ARTISTIC/STYLISTIC expertise... white and gold to indicate UNIVERSAL expertise (straight A student, AND the captain of the football team.)
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Postby Bengaley on Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:58 pm

Sorry fokls, I dind't get a chance to post last night (Things got... interesting...)

And I'm too pooped and angry from my job (I need a new one before I KILL MY COWORKERS FOR BEING IDIOTS AND ASSHOLES AT THE SAME TIME ARARARARARARAGH...) to come up with Aiden's calming words right now.

It'd taste like too many ashes in my mouth.

Anyway, I should be calmed down tomorow as I do my... erm...

...I guess I should call it laundry, but I've got at least 4 loads worth...

Meanwhile, each load takes 3 hours to do (And can only overlap during one hour >.<) so I'll have plenty of time to post then! :D
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Postby BlasTech on Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:29 am

well i was intending to write my guy as a gold-bander but i didnt want him to have gotten the highest grade possible :-? , its kinda along the limitation-of-ur-char thing

I guess ill stick with it, cuz i really like the colour (you gotta admit, emerald green with a gold trim for a cloak is nicer than green with white :D)

hehe, i guess my guy got promoted a rank then :)
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Postby Greatdane on Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:46 am

Is it okay for me to write something in the RP?
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Postby BlasTech on Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:11 pm

Yay! a new face :D Im guessing it should be ok, but u should check with RedSquirrel to be sure
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