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    240 KB Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)07:48 No.17319851  

    So, /tg/, do you think any of you has been chosen worthy to get a present by the Santapire?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)07:54 No.17319869
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    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)08:04 No.17319906
    So reindeer are the guardians, changelings do most of the dirty work, Santa gets the present every christmas, Valkyrie defends Santa...
    Who are Santa's enemies? Other vampires? I don't know about vampire societyin nWoD.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)08:23 No.17319922
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    every women
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 12/24/11(Sat)08:27 No.17319934
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    Every women?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)08:49 No.17320005

    Lolis only in the bad end.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)08:51 No.17320013

    EVERYONE is on the rape list...including you Oda.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)09:35 No.17320132
    Krampus is a sort of frenemy fae, I think.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)10:42 No.17320386

    borderline acceptable
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)10:49 No.17320408
    You know she's the Demon King right? If awakened she is quite literally in-story and in-game capable of single-handedly taking on an entire attack force before the turn counter reaches even halfway.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 12/24/11(Sat)11:01 No.17320457

    Jesus Christ. /tg/ I love you.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)11:01 No.17320461
    Low humanity vampires hate him because his minions put them on the naughty list & use them as food for him.

    Christian-themed Huntr cells feel he's a vestiige of a pagan holiday and try to keep the Christ in Christmas by eliminating him.

    I though the Krampus would've made a good outright nemesis, but folks seem to differ in opinion on this.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)11:04 No.17320479
    The Easter Bunny could be one of his former Changelings, now doing its own holiday.
    That's why no one can exactly decide on how to celebrate Easter.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)11:06 No.17320494

    Also, the Reindeer are finnish nature-shamans like nWoD's Werewolves/Uratha, who work for Santapire as bodyguards/soldiers because his desire to spread gifts on Christmas Eve pleases powerful Finnish spirits
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)12:25 No.17320816
    >We found out that solstice was what they called Christmas before Jesus was born.

    Wow. Those are the stupidest bunch of Hunters I've ever read about. I mean, come on. Even fundie hunters (Funders?) should have a *little* understanding of common knowledge.
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    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)14:34 No.17321581
    Question: what clan of vampie is Santa? The original thread[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17222728/] and 1d4chan entry don't say [http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Santapire]. I thought ventrue, but I might be wrong.

    I askbecause I'm planning on statting him up
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)14:37 No.17321598

    Not like it wasn't in the 5th bloody post of the original thread.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)14:38 No.17321602
    Well, in the original thread, the vampire is either a ventrue or a gangrel, because Celerity is an out of clan discipline, whilst Resiliance isn't.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)14:39 No.17321610
    As far as basic build, I figured he'd be a Physical primary/Social secondary/Mental tertiary character build.

    What sort of skills would he have? I figured, as far as his most limited skillset (mental) goes, I'd give him 1 dot in occult (representing his contact with/knowledge of Changeling tricks), 1 dot crafts (he is associated with toymaking, even if the Changelings do most of the work), 1 dot investigation (looking for doors to more unusual houses, etc), and one more dot I still dont know where to go.

    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)14:39 No.17321613
    Wasn't there something about Ordo Dracul coils or something?
    I don't know shit about nWoD, so I'm not sure.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)14:49 No.17321646
    Derp, sorry. I'm used to the 5x5 versions, and when he wasn't of the daeva/ventrue/mehket/nosferatu/gangrel mix, I was confused.

    I made him a Ventrue, because Macellarius is a Ventrue bloodline.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)16:15 No.17322146
    Does the Santapire have relations to the pope?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)16:46 No.17322328

    Nah, I wouldn't imagine so. I mean, Santapire doesn't really have anything to do with the Christian vision of Christmas, hence why he's a target of some fundamentalist Christian cells.


    I imagine he'd have some Coils to cover for the fact that a vampire with blood potency as high as this fine chap would normally only be able to drink other vampires. Since he's able to feed on Changelings, he's gotta have something along those lines.


    Hey, there's no entrance exam to get into the Long Night or the Union, just a willingness to bash in some bloodsucker heads with lead pipes.


    The Cheiron Group are after Santa so that their front groups can monetize Christmas properly. Low humanity vampires hate him because he represents everything they've abandoned. Loyalists and Privateers are after the Changelings who help him out.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)16:59 No.17322428
    >Since he's able to feed on Changelings, he's gotta have something along those lines.
    Didn't we already decide on Changelings collecting naughty vampires to wake Santapire every christmas?
    Though him being tripping balls due to Changeling blood would make this all the more glorious.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)17:05 No.17322470

    Well, in order to come out of torpor early (yearly, rather than milleniumly like he would normally), he has to be fed with blood that's of an equal or greater blood potency. So that's where the other vampires come in. Though there might be some wangy Ordo Dracul stuff he can use to get round that.

    And yeah, I love the idea of him tripping on a thousand different balls as he takes a little vitae from each of the changelings who helps him out along the way.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)17:06 No.17322483
    Yeah, HOHOHO-speed would consume quite a lot of vitae, I think.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)17:27 No.17322626

    Scratch that, I just re-read the rules on Torpor. As long as Santapire doesn't fall below Humanity 5, he won't have a problem waking up every year. Of course, the safest option for him will be to get himself staked once he's travelled the world and then have the Changelings pledged to remove the stake at the start of the next Christmas period.

    The impression I'm getting of this guy is that he's trying to be as good as he can be. To do that, I reckon he'd like to guarantee that he won't do anything harmful over the year by having himself staked and torpored, and he knows that the Changelings will stick to their side of the deal because, well, Changelings.

    So he'll still need to be Ordo Dracul for feeding on the Changelings, but nothing else wangy.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)17:32 No.17322668
    Well, he goes into torpor to FORGET.
    He can't stand existing without his wife. This loss completely devastated him and he only didn't kill himself because he still got his daughter.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)17:39 No.17322724

    That's just the thing. Forced March means HOHOHO-speed only requires three vitae every two hours. So in one night, he doesn't require too much. Still, tripping balls probably helps and keeping himself topped up means he's not going to go into hunger frenzy anytime soon.

    Thinkin' bout frenzy though. The Changelings probably have to do a lot to prepare the way and make sure any potential sources of Frenzy are out of the way of the Santapire. Nothing would ruin Christmas like Santa flipping out and destroying a city-block. He's safe from hunger frenzy, but fear and anger frenzy are still potential sources. So they probably go out of their way to plot routes that avoid main roads (too many sources of light) and, on the nights leading up to Christmas, sneak around and sabotage any security systems to make sure we don't have burglar alarms going off. Though that could maybe be done on the night. They probably send heralds out to vampire organisations in the target areas too, saying "Santa is coming, if you know what's good for you, stay indoors", because if any unfamiliar vampires get in his way we risk Anger Frenzy.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)17:49 No.17322810

    >Well, he goes into torpor to FORGET.

    As I understand it, that's not a terribly good idea, though it might work in a different way.

    Vampires in Torpor aren't just in a braindead coma. They dream. Of course, if he's entering voluntarily, those dreams tend to be peaceful, but the dreams are strong enough that vampires who've spent a long time in torpor find it hard to distinguish between what actually happened and what they dreamed in Torpor. So if he goes into torpor, he probably won't forget about his wife. Instead, he'll remember. He might spend the whole year in this dreamland with his whole family, together like they never were in life, waking up just once a year to carry out the duty he's always carried out. Maybe he doesn't even realise she's dead, the dreams are so real.

    Either way, he doesn't torpor to forget. He torpors to remember.

    Which is sweet in a tragic kind of way.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)18:06 No.17322941
    ...So Santa is a living drug-addicted weapon of mass destruction bringing happiness to children. Just never try to startle him - It might end civilization as we know it.
    (Seriously, how will you uphold the masquerade if this guy ever goes into frenzy?)
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)18:14 No.17322995

    The same way someone pointed out in the first thread. No rational adult believes in Santa.

    It ought to be eminently possible to shut down any news of a Masquerade breach. All the evidence that'll be left would be a place ruined like it had been hit by several freight trucks. Any video evidence would be a very blurry red and white thing flying around, or a fat guy in a Santa costume with some odd looking friends leaving presents. Task Force Valkyrie and their contacts in other countries, as well as local vampire establishments will definitely be able to cover that up. The vampire coping mechanisms will just kick into place, albeit ramped up to 11.

    Plus, most people are home for Christmas, and so it'll be easier to keep places under wraps.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)18:16 No.17323014

    if my WoD memory is correct, with orbital laser cannons.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)18:22 No.17323055

    That's oWoD. nWoD doesn't have orbital laser cannons.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)18:36 No.17323162
    So nWoD can't get a crossover with the Tiberium universe?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)19:56 No.17323682

    Not on my watch, damnit. Nothing stops Santapire from crossing the globe.

    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)20:06 No.17323752
    Alright, if I ever run a vampire game then Santapire will definitely feature. I think I'd have the party get stuck outside at midnight on Christmas...
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)20:25 No.17323898

    Only to be greeted by a Changeling running down the street shouting at them "SANTA'S COMING! RUN FOR YOUR UN-LIVES!".
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)21:47 No.17324454
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    I'm this guy from earlier.

    I figured Santapire would be humanity 9, because it's high enough to give him the +1 bonus to social rolls and avoids all the nasty stuff with Torpor. I'd imagine he might be a little mischievous (sneaking into people's houses isn't something I can imagine any morality 10 character doing easily), but ultimately benevolent.

    I like it! It's sad, without being overly grim.

    If this becomes accepted as canon, don't forget that, Changelings can go dream-diving. It's not like he's gonna be completely out of the loop while he torpors (the whole 'forgetting in torpor' thing might be problematic unless otherwise handled).

    Perhaps Mrs Claus (the Mage people think is his wife but who's actually his daughter) had a few wards in place to help avoid him flipping out over a rodschreck or other Frenzy check. Alternately, having the Changelings/Taskforce: VALKARIE/ Were-Reindeer clear out the nieghbourhoods in question is a sound tactic.

    Pic marginally related - it's of the kind of awesome this concept engenders
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)22:05 No.17324561
    What splatbook is Forced March in?

    Also, what ORdo Dracul things would be recommended to make Santa viablenot completely lose blood everywhere?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)22:39 No.17324772
    >"Santa is coming, if you know what's good for you, stay indoors"
    This alone makes the Santapire completely awesome.

    Was it actually discussed already if Santa was actually Cain? Trying to redeem his sins or just doing something really nice for a change (and for him "for the last couple of centuries" would be a very short amount of time)?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)22:44 No.17324804
    In nWoD, the Biblical Cain isn't related to vampires in any canonical way. While that might gel better in oWoD, in nWoD, it just kind of forces the story a touch.
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)22:52 No.17324857
    Well, dang. I am not a big WoD expert. Is there any kind of a first vampire in nWoD?

    (and btw, I like the "no specific legends, just status quo descriptions" of nWoD more)
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)22:52 No.17324866

    It's in the Carthian book, aka "We didn't know where else to put these things, so we gave them to the Carthians".

    First two tiers of the Coil of Blood are good, for reduced blood demands and the ability to always feed off of humans, animals and changelings rather than just vampires. The first and third tiers of Coil of the Beast are good as well. First tier lets him resist a frenzy just by spending a willpower point, third tier means that if he frenzies for an hour at the start of each night, he won't go into frenzy for the rest. Though how exactly he'll frenzy for an hour and not cause serious damage to his lair I don't know.


    I don't know if the idea of Changelings wandering into a Vampire's Torpor-Dreams has ever really been explored. But it's definitely another angle to work from. That's why in all of his dreaming he doesn't forget about his job, because there's always a friendly figure at his side, guiding him along.

    The young Miss Claus will no doubt have some magical wards to put in place to help her father out. Though she's probably more of a one to keep her distance and not get too involved with the actual distribution of the presents. She's there for support.

    The only thing I'm curious about with her is exactly how old she is. How long has this whole conspiracy been going on for? Was he the inspiration for the stories about Santa Claus like figures, or was he inspired by them?
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    He may have a frenzy room
    Shambhala? It's snpowy there, too.

    And regarding Changelings: They will probably be able to eat so much Glamour in Santa's dreams they could fucking explode, this should be reward enough, innit?

    Also have a picture randomly selected from my small Changeling collection
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)23:09 No.17324998
    In nWoD, vampirism isn't clearly explained - it's some nebulous curse which has no distinct origin and causes those afflicted with it to be the undead we know & love.

    Some of the Changeling bookd gave it a barest mention, but it never got great detail. If you're looking for ideas, I'm reminded of Neil Gaiman's sandman, when - in the volume, I think - there was a discussion of the dreams of animals, people, monsters and gods. If might have an idea of what undead dream-space is like.

    As for Miss Claus, I figured she'd have been a couple of centuries old. I didn't want to finalize whether Santapire inspired or was inspired by the Santa stories - I prefer the whole "leave it to a storyteller to decide" approach. I figured Miss Claus, being an Acanthus mage (with time manipulation and all) was able to manipulate her aging rate thanks to some interplay of Time and Life arcana.

    I figured, if anything, miss Claus would be a mission control sort of figure. She'd coordinate things with the Changelings, help her dad get re-acclimatized to waking up from the torpors even with his memories intact, being dormant for a year has to take some toll on you), and she'd no doubt enchant the sled so it could hold up to the rigors of being accelerated at supersonic speeds.

    What else is there?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)23:21 No.17325051
    Oh, gawd. I'm having nightmares of super-powered Santa just freaking the fuck out in in a specially reinforced room deem underneath the North Pole.

    The Changelings do get a helluva lot of glamor out of this whole deal, don't they.

    I rather like the idea of a Changeling Entitlement for those who participate in the Santapire scheme.

    The Marquises of Merriment?
    They dedicate themselves into serving the Santa scheme, and - among the many benefits they recieve - there's a 2-dot token that functions like the Goblin Contract Fair Entrance (which allows its user to open any door) without the negative drawback (perhaps they still suffer the drawback of "the next time a baddy would enter your house, your door unlocks itself" as a catch to the token if they don't spend the glamor/roll their Wyrd to use it).

    Anything else to add to this entitlement?
    >> Anonymous 12/24/11(Sat)23:30 No.17325111
    Not the North Pole, if it's Shambhala, it would probably be somewhere in Asia. I would prefer a fuckhuge hollowed out room under Mt. Everest, as a wink to 40k.

    Or, you know, the Changelings may have the plot to send him to Arcadia to freak out. That would be really, really messy.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)00:00 No.17325289
    Not unless we're considering Genus, but even then those things are only effective against building sized targets.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)06:31 No.17327189
    Lemme just give this an infusion of Bump to keep Santpire going.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)08:22 No.17327507

    cant find this variation of the meme.
    help would be a appreciated. the file name was no help since my google-fu is weak at holidays.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)09:04 No.17327652
    ...Santa could be the Yeti, wrecking havoc on the north pole!
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)09:07 No.17327662
    ...You don't know Insanity Wolf?
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 12/25/11(Sun)10:16 No.17327882
    I think anon means Insanity Wolf with a santa hat.
    That would be funny, though Yetis are far less violent that what a Potence 10 vampire flipping his shit would seem like.

    I still think having Frosty the Snowman be a Promethean would just be hilarious, but that's just shoehorning in too many Christmas traditions for the sake of shoehorning them in
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)10:22 No.17327906
    >I still think having Frosty the Snowman be a Promethean would just be hilarious, but that's just shoehorning in too many Christmas traditions for the sake of shoehorning them in

    I think it would turn out to be ok if the made *every* tradition grounded in reality - Easter Bunny, Frosty the snowman, Undead appearing on Halloween and mixing among costumed people, etc.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)10:51 No.17328006
    indeed santa insanity wolf is something i have not encountered and id' like to find it know in order to apply it. time is of the essence.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)12:14 No.17328378
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 12/25/11(Sun)13:04 No.17328646
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    >pic related
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)14:35 No.17329303
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    Pic related - it's Santa after sucking on some high-Wyrd Changeling

    >capcha: messiah ctlessl
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)14:41 No.17329360
    Anyone know the original picture this fucking wolf came from?

    I'd like to have the 'non-advice dog derivative' version.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)15:49 No.17329937
    Fucking google it.
    It's among the first search results. I found it on accident once.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)16:02 No.17330063
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    Yes, yes, we know, you can google it.

    Now, back on topic

    A previous poster in the thread suggested that Geists might work for Marley, and Plain-jane spirits would for for the ghosts of Christmas past, Present & Future. What does /tg/ think?
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)16:09 No.17330162
    Unfortunately I don't know much about English definitions of spirits/ghosts/Geists.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)16:42 No.17330546
    This page no longer exists on the website.
    there was a reason i specified my google fu is weak.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)16:55 No.17330700

    Google -> Insanity wolf -> Images -> Page 3
    Was that so hard?
    If you want a higher resolution, just use tineye.

    And now that I have done the work for you, you better start contributing to the topic at hand, ffs.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)17:00 No.17330746
    ...And after browsing around, I'd suggest to make a thread about Insanity Wolf as totem animal.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)17:05 No.17330786
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    Pic related is something to avoid for this concept.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)18:04 No.17331381
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    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)18:09 No.17331438
    ...This vampire looks quite a lot like a werewolf.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)18:27 No.17331610
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    It's not so much about English definitions, as nWoD definitions.

    So spirits are the spirits of a place, idea or thing. They represent that thing in the Spirit world and can have an impact on the thing they represent in the real world. So the Spirits of Christmases Past, Present and Future would work. They exist to further the needs of Christmas. In A Christmas Carol, that involved getting Scrooge to recognise the true meaning of Christmas so that he could celebrate it and encourage others to believe in the power of Christmas. A win for them.

    Ghosts are just the souls of people who have died, trapped here by some unfinished purpose or business.

    Geists are some weird hybrid of a ghost and a spirit of death. Over time, they come to symbolise the way they died. Marley was an unrepentant, avaricious, greedy sinner till the day he died a cold, soulless death. And so he works to cause more deaths like his, people who've lost touch with humanity just dying. But geists bond with people close to death sometimes, the better to carry out their needs and to feel a little human again. This makes a Sin-Eater. Clearly, Marley's Sin-Eater moderates that need to kill and first tries to find out whether the sinner really is irredeemable. Hence the plot.

    Hell, maybe the narrator is a Sin-Eater. It would explain how he seems to get everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)18:30 No.17331647
    >Hell, maybe the narrator is a Sin-Eater. It would explain how he seems to get everywhere.
    And now we made a narrative device an nWoD character.
    >> Anonymous 12/25/11(Sun)20:37 No.17332970
    Santapire has an imposter/competitor
    >> Anonymous 12/26/11(Mon)07:02 No.17337191
    I think we should make requests in the drawfag thread.
    >> Anonymous 12/26/11(Mon)10:45 No.17338040
    >> Anonymous 12/26/11(Mon)18:45 No.17340694

    I was more thinking of the fact that the narrator was personified.

    Mainly because I've never actually read A Christmas Carol and only seen A Muppet Christmas Carol, where Gonzo narrates the whole thing.

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