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Sunday, 9th November, 2008, 06:29 PM #61
Sounds interesting, but I think I've been nudged away from that aspect anyway. Otherwise, I'd look into it more. Even still, I don't think its quite what I was looking for. The awakening isn't as important as the means of doing it: pouring magic into sleepers and hope it does something. While forcing them to awaken using life/death situations sounds interesting, its not what I was going for (although now that I think about it, it fits much better with the altered character). By the way, is that actually in Mage? I had thought I'd looked at the legacies...
In any case, I wouldn't have him start as one, especially because of the order requirement. He has mind and time, so if it comes up in game, then he can persue it then.
Also, is your character, or a description thereof, posted on the thread anywhere? I may have just missed it when reading through, but I can't recall him/her.Picture for Prometheus
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Sunday, 9th November, 2008, 06:57 PM #62
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
Here's my sheet so far. Not completely complete, but getting there. Comments welcome.
Last edited by Shayuri; Sunday, 9th November, 2008 at 07:13 PM.
Sunday, 9th November, 2008, 10:50 PM #63
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
Nice! I really like "Papa Chango" as a Shadow Name for your Uncle Hugo. Is he a member of the Adamantine Arrow, too?Originally Posted by Shayuri
Monday, 10th November, 2008, 01:36 AM #64
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
Hee! I will have the full story up soon. Also the 6 "levels" of freebie rotes we start with.
'Papa Chango' is not just his Shadow Name...it's the name he runs his shop under, though not his legal name. One of the weirder things he does is dress up in a Chinese getup and actually has one of those long thin goatee-type mustaches and the whole bit. Then he talks in a fake Chinese accent.
He's pretty obviously a Hispanic guy pretending to be Chinese though.
I suspect he's either Adamantine Arrow or Mysterium...I am still brainstorming him. Suggestions are always welcome.
One of the reasons I'm making Juno so young is to justify her lack of dots in Sanctum and Resources. I do plan on spending early exp on those things, to represent her becoming more independent.
Monday, 10th November, 2008, 08:01 AM #65
For my own ease of reference, I'm consolidating all the stuff that I've come up with for my PC application.
Character SheetCharacter ExtrasCharacter ComplicationsCharacter FictionImportant NPCs
Last edited by Annalist; Tuesday, 11th November, 2008 at 07:26 AM. Reason: Minor fixes.
Monday, 10th November, 2008, 10:01 AM #66
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Just an update on my character, so I don't loose it, and also so other people won't miss it as easily.
I've started on an image of my character... a medical forensics examiner (mutable point) who is inducted into the Guardians of the Veil, but doesn't fit in as well as hoped. Mentored by a member of the Faceless, whom he never finds out what his name nor his actual appearance, face, or personality is (although he has suspicions). Understands the purpose and the necessity of the Veil and other distasteful aspects of the Guardians, but feels they try too hard to cover up too much purely for the reason of covering it up. Disliked for being a Guardian in the first place (and can't be trusted in another Order 'cause he could be a mole), and shunned by fellow Guardians because of his interest/contacts in the Eleventh Question, he's a hot potato who ended up in Boston's newest cabal because no one else really wants him and the new cabal either can't afford to or straight out can't say no.
To give my nameless character a little more detail at his current stage of life, he was, as said above, mentored by one of the Faceless, a faction of the Guardians of the Veil infamous for being able to become literally anyone, so much so, that they themselves become nobody - people with a neutral state of a hodgepodge of assumed personalities clobbered together into a pseudo-functioning state until he/she has a reason to stay in character. Now imagine that there is an entire cabal of these people, who regularly show up in your life as friends and family. In addition, these people have a tendency to violate minds, either by lifting memories from those they are impersonating, or heading straight to the source if they are good enough to get away with it (Read the Depths - Breach the Vault of Memory - and the first thing you forget is the fact you are being attacked mentally). And even if he manages to figure out if someone isn't who they say/seem to be (by throwing up a higher potency Mage Sight than the veiling in question and/or a good Gnosis + Mind roll while you have a Mental Shield up), there is no way to actually know who is talking to you (because with spells like Imposter, you don't get to see who is behind the mask without taking down the spell first - and even if you do have the Prime to dispel it, these people are Subtle Ones [MtAwk 352], and their Legacy attainments can't be dispelled).
Needless to say, he has developed a healthy (for a Guardian) sense of paranoia, while his more mundane social skills have atrophied at the same time. Many of his relationships have also suffered, irreparably at times, as he rants and raves at people with false memories, false expectations, and growing sense of isolation as he never quite knows when the next face he sees isn't another Veil. In response, he has grown more composed and reserved, carefully choosing his words and considering their impact before responding. On the other hand, he has drawn up his sense of ethics as one of the grounding principals in his newly awakened life, and the Eleventh Question's dedication to the truth attracts him. By the start of the story, he may or may not have made a Vow of Truthfulness.
PS. Tellah, if you want to discuss some of the inspirations and roots of my character, PM me.
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Monday, 10th November, 2008, 08:44 PM #67
Annalist, where do you find those pictures? Do you just image search and pick ones you like?
Picture for Prometheus
Monday, 10th November, 2008, 09:07 PM #68
Google Image Search. Depending on the character, I'll try to think of what he or she looks like in my head, then search using an appropriate actor's or actress' name. It's worked like a charm so far, and once I find a pic that I like, I just crop and/or resize it as needed.
Monday, 10th November, 2008, 09:15 PM #69
woot! I got the book today. I'll be pouring over the material and I'll try to refine Sandra and post an updated version of her ASAP.
Monday, 10th November, 2008, 09:50 PM #70
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)