The Year is 2014, June, 13th, a Friday.In this timeline of Earth, on December 21st, 2012, the sky's color changed. Beyond the explanation of science, and much to humanity's alarm, the blue sky became a shifting array of hues, much akin to the Aurora Borealis.The people panicked, rioted, lost hope for the day of their destruction, had come... However, aside from what humanity performed upon itself that day... No one noticed an inherent change.. Save for a few people that had reached their breaking point that day.These people awoke to powers that could deny the very fabric of reality itself.. Many of them kept it secret, as under wraps as possible. Those that exposed themselves were taken away by their governments to keep the populus unaware of this phenomenon.These people came to be known colloquially as "Overhuman."The events to follow were only halted by this government intervention. Overhumans continue to appear... And there are those that have banned themselves together and formed highly dangerous terrorist cells.You have been cast into this fray... But who are you?>Cont.<
ArchetypesMilitary: Bonuses of Weapons-trainingProfessional AssassinHired by the U.S. Government to perform an unassociated assassination upon the leader of a terrorist cell that's gained a large public following. The leader, and the followers share the commanality of ideals and the ability to use the Magic that's come into the world.The professional is trained in a large variety of assassination arms, his last mastered weapon being the Knife.Bonus to EfficiencyPenalty to creativityEnlisted SoldierIn the Rank-n-File of the U.S. Military, the soldier suffered loss that left no other alternative but to serve. A veteran of the Iraq war, and currently on tour for the resurgence of the world since the change in the sky, the soldier has been deployed with a number of other squads to squash the terrorist cell that threatens the U.S.
>>24737451>Enlisted Soldier>In the Rank-n-File of the U.S. Military, the soldier suffered loss that left no other alternative but to serve. A veteran of the Iraq war, and currently on tour for the resurgence of the world since the change in the sky, the soldier has been deployed with a number of other squads to squash the terrorist cell that threatens the U.S.Bonus toBonus to willpower.Penalty to creativityStudentAn unfortunate College student that feels that with what they know of the world, see little hope in the future, despite receiving high marks and education. Not especially close to his/her parents, they find family among a close-nit group of peers. Since the change in the sky on December 21st, 2012, they dream that one day something amazing will happen to them. Their dreams prove correct as the student is caught in the middle of magiterrorist attack.Bonus to creativity.Bonus to General knowledgeThe Student is an average, yet dream oriented person. They will commit themselves well to training and dissecting their power as an Overhuman.GypsyTraveling far and wide across the Americas, as well as a few european countries with his/her father, the gypsy understands many languages and has knowledge of communicating across many different cultures. They have a shady background in some of the things that they've traded in the past and are no stranger to things that are borderline illegal. Life is hard, but worth it. Due to a misalignment with the stars, the gypsy and his/her family finds themselves in the middle of a catastrophe.Bonus to creativityBonus to WillpowerBonus to Unconventional KnowledgeDue to Gypsy upbringing, the gypsy knows how to carry out actions that aren't exactly lawful(Carjacking, slight of hand, Bluffing.) The Gypsy knows the benefits of friendship, as well as how to survive well on their own.
Professional AssassinHired by the U.S. Government to perform an unassociated assassination upon the leader of a terrorist cell that's gained a large public following. The leader, and the followers share the commanality of ideals and the ability to use the Magic that's come into the world.The professional is trained in a large variety of assassination arms, his last mastered weapon being the Knife.Bonus to EfficiencyPenalty to creativity>AmmendmentTrained from a young age in the art of killing, the Assassin has few qualms in taking the kife of another human being. That's not to say that they may not differentiate between good people and bad people.They are likely to experiment to an extent with Overhuman abilities, however the Assassin's long life of training with their "tools of the trade" may be a hard habit to break.
Enlisted SoldierIn the Rank-n-File of the U.S. Military, the soldier suffered loss that left no other alternative but to serve. A veteran of the Iraq war, and currently on tour for the resurgence of the world since the change in the sky, the soldier has been deployed with a number of other squads to squash the terrorist cell that threatens the U.S.Bonus to willpower.Bonus to ConstitutionPenalty to creativity>ammendmentDue to Rigorous training and programmed discipline, the Soldier is fit and sound of mind. They have training in Hand-to-hand, rifle, and sidearm. They may incorporate Overhuman Power more easily than the Assassin, however they may stand more harassment should they awaken.
Please select an Archetype or propose one yourself. I just threw these up so that you can see about what I have in mind.You may select Gender and ethnicity as you like.
Hmm... Tick-Tock goes the clock... Who will you be..?
>>24737713These archetypes may also be tinkered with as /tg/ likes... I'm very open to suggestions and I'll give a generalized"stats" to proposed Archetypes.
Hang on, lemme read this bit. Kind of a lot to go through.
>>24737713>GypsyFuck yeah, fancy hobos. We doing name and gender now too or putting it off for a bit?
>>24737540>GypsyI could go with Eurobo.
>>24737932Well, I don't plan to start the true quest tonight, so I'll let it float on gypsy right now. Though I may give the first couple posts Male Names:Ion DalcaPali LupeiEmile VasilescuFemale NamesDonka FunarMirela LovellTsura Groves
>>24738190Other names may be suggested.Just posted some possibles because I know /tg/ can throw out endless amounts of names.
>>24738208Should the votes favor something other than "Gypsy" It will need at least one vote higher to sway it.
While naming is often difficult, I'll go ahead and post the possible overhuman types that the character may become...
>>24738190The first thing that came out of my name generator was Petre Lupei, so that's what I'll go with.
>>24738295Ironic that the surname is already up there...
>>24738310Oh yeah, didn't even notice. Clearly we've got a brother named Pali.
-The time is after December 21st 2012, on that day the day and night sky show nothing but an aurora -type shift of colors. -After this time, certain people that have hit breaking points in stress and/or life vs death situations have awakened to abilities that are pretty much magical. -Magical abilities usually awaken as one core ability but through gaining an understanding of it, can evolve it into others. Such as a combustion evoker learning how to generate sustained heat, or even deprive something of it. Or a body reinforcing invoker finding that they can do more than making their skin like iron, they can do the same for their muscle fibers. That sort of thing.-The Overhuman types are divided into Evoker, Invoker, and Animist.
-Evokers- Manipulate the immaterial world to cause effects on the material. They send thoughts out into the Immaterial and these changes are reflected upon the Material. Examples of evokers are: Electron Manipulation Rapid Construction Combustion Metal manipulation Spatial manipulation Suggestion Tulpa Phenomenon Creation Illusions Water ManipulationEvoker's powers are divided into three basic principles:Conceptualization: This is the core fundamental for using the power of Evocation, without it, the Overhuman has little in way of intricate detail in the control of their power. With a trained mind, they can give full life to an abstract idea, recreate a complex machine with full detail, and increase the effective range of their abilities, along with allowing for far more complex commands, and applying the concept of some affects to reality... much like Invokers. (Such alterations to their own body rarely ever work out, due to the difference in constitutions)
>>24738295sounds good to me>>24738418whatever happened to the other quest did Omar die?
Enforcement: While Conceptualization is the core for their ideas, and complexity of thoughts, Enforcement is their ability to increase the force, impact, and overall size of such an idea. With the universe's attempt to correct itself, enforcement makes this all the easier as it aids them in denial of reality. This skillset is used to: strengthen the core of a “spell,” increase the function of programmed “Commands” within the workings of their “magic.”Manipulation: Evokers are often regarded as having abilities similar to telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and even telepathy. Not necessarily the case, however with the skill of manipulation, they are shown to will various types of matter from the ground, to throw them, make them ignite, construct walls, and so forth. Advanced manipulation ability allows for more intricate manipulation, from massive to atomic in size. This will allow for abilities such as curving the path of bullets, condensing an electron charge, Constructing Walls with speed, and even slowing particles to a freeze.Drawbacks to evoking: Evokers use their mind to use their magic. As they use their magic to great or sustained effect, it taxes their brain until they begin to hemorrhage and Overheat. In worse cases it can cause their brain to break down, Fry, or induce coma.They are also not immune to the effects of their own powers. Careless manipulation of dangerous subjects such as space, flame, electricity, Tulpas, etc. Can lead to severe personal harm.Evokers , while possessing the greatest tactical and offensive ability, retain the weakest defenses, possessing nor more regenerative ability or personal defense than the average human. They must use their power to compensate.
>>24738435Yeah, Omar got his head cut off by Violet.I'll post his Epilogue at the end of the thread tomorrow.
>>24738435Yeah, Omar got offed.
>>24738448We need to go back to alue at some point. Maybe just follow one race
>>24738465>>24738467knew that bitch was crazy shoulda killed her when we had the chance
-Invokers- Draw the power of the immaterial world into their own bodies to change it, reinforce themselves, make them capable of amazing physical feats. Invokers can be more than brute strength however. Those that delve into their powers find that they can enhance and modify senses, increase their ability to process information, and much more. While evokers are most like mages, invokers are superhuman. Examples: EvolutionSuperb strengthShapeshiftingReinforcementPersonal Bio-electrical manipulationTheir powers center around three basic principles:Reinforcement: The pure absorption of the flow to increase the strength and defense of the self. Often the most core ability for any succesful Invoker. Wouldn't want to be dropped by a stray bullet, right?Quickening: Another fundamental skill that falls under increased or slowed speed/metabolism. It's a rather costly use of their power, however those adept at quickening have movements that generate blur and even afterimage due to sheer speed. Quickening is also a core fundamental to self regeneration.>>24738473I'll likely return to Alue, I've got ideas for it... and yes, I'll only stick to one race for advancement of purpose.I let that shit get way too everywhere... But it did plant the seeds I needed to get a grip on how I want that world to be.
>>24738494He kinda brought it on himself.
>>24738505I think if you start a new race and stick with, and maybe visit the other races we had, it would run pretty well
>>24738494She was actually Omar's most immediate BBEG.She only killed Omar because the players were indecisive when it came to cooperation and ended up slapping her.Queue, her killing him.>>24738529Definitely.
>>24738505-Shift: While Reinforcement is Power, Quickening being speed, Shifting is utility.By drawing in the power of an idea or concept, they can alter the effect of the world upon their own bodies, allowing them to step with no more weight than a butterfly with “Float like a butterfly.”Shifts are divided into two types: -Concept Shift: Following the example of “Float Like a Butterfly,” it alters how the world treats them as an object, and how they effect the world. With other ideas such as,”Hard as a Rock,” “Crawl like a Spider,” “Jumping on Air,” They can imitate the concepts upon their own selves without changing the physical form of their bodies. Often useful as it's on/off. However, the more impossible the idea, the more power it takes. Then again, a skillful invoker won't have much trouble with even those. -Physical Shift: These changes are of the human-form itself. They can go so far as to alter oneself completely into the image of another human being, change into that of half-man, half animal, Change specific limbs into those of beasts, employ the forms of creatures from various myth and legend(This requires upkeep of Concept Shift depending on the legend) and perhaps even other more unique forms. However, the non-human forms they take may cause them to lose vision of their true form, twisting their default form into an imitation of the human body.
>>24738551Drawbacks- relying on the absorption of the immaterial world into their own bodies, they can pick up strange thoughts and ideas if they're not fully converted by their power. This occurs when they absorb an idea they don't totally understand, or if they've already used too much of their power between resting periods. They also have a drawback similar to Evokers when it comes to overuse of their powers, in that their bodies begin to break down and hemmorage from the power fatigue. When it reaches this state, even those that have learned kinds of regeneration are unable to convert the immaterial into the necessary self-healing.
>>24738529other races? clearly I missed some threads...
>>24738559Its the first adventures Dran did. Goblins, bugbears, sea niggers, etc
I'm thinking we should go envoker this time, if only because, as a gypsy, we would probably use it to create lockpicks and counterfeit money.
>>24738556-Animists- These are the least common of Overhumans, they rely on the manipulation of their own immaterial self (Soul, spirit, chi, aura, by various mythos) to affect the world around them as well as empowering themselves. They tend to have the strangest and most “alive” powers. Yet they tend to be restricted by the strength of their soul and will. Some may argue they are the strongest, others claim they are the weakest. Overhumans agree though, that Animists are the most adaptable.Examples:Most Invoker possibilitiesMost Evoker possibilitiesPossessionAlchemyPuppeteerTheir Skillsets include both Evoker and Animist, along with one of their own.Soul: With the fact that they use their own soul, this is the core to their abilities. An animist unpracticed in this discipline will find that they cannot defend against the forces of the immaterial world. This discipline involves the meditation and purity of the self. With purity, they will notice perpetual good health, wounds that heal quickly(Not to the extent of Invokers) and the ability to more easily move their soul in and out of their body in parts or as a whole. Due to this, Animists are usually the only ones that witness the immaterial world without dying, allowing them to perhaps garner secrets or search for someone without inherently exposing themselves.The stronger this discipline is, the greater advantage they have in using their powers, making up for their inherent “weakness.”>>24738559Referring to a civ-quest I ran some time ago. It involved many races and I allowed a variety of tribes from session to session. Some tribes met each other, others didn't. It was fun, but it really burnt me out.
>>24738580Drawbacks- With ones own soul as the power source for this magic instead of the immaterial world, they run greater dangers of contaminating themselves with unsavory thoughts and ideas if they are not “guarded.”While they do not suffer the endurance shortcomings of the other two, it is worth noting that they are jacks of all trades, master of none, as they aren't capable of as much widespread manipulation as Evokers, or the sheer extent of superhuman abilities of the invokers. However, within the range of an masterful animist's soul, the reality is their plaything
Dynamic between the Overhuman types:Due to the way that the three types of Overhumans use their abilities, they have shown certain advantages over one another: Animists VS InvokersInvokers employ their powers by absorbing energy from the immaterial world. The larger and more powerful the “entity” is from the immaterial world, the harder it is for them to drain. That said, souls are among the most difficult thing for an Invoker to take in, and a knowledgeable Animist can snuff out the full extent of an Invoker's power.The reason that souls are so difficult to absorb, is that they contain everything a person ever has or will be. Such a great idea could only be ripped out by a master Invoker, and even then, not without cost. Invokers VS EvokersDue to the dynamic of output/input between Evokers and Invokers, a skilled invoker can eat away at the unnatural effects that evokers employ, draining their “cast” and in turn becoming all the stronger for it. Invokers may effectively negate the power of Evokers by this method, however a knowledgeable Evoker can employ alternate methods that could prevent an Invoker from eating their power.Similarly to Animist vs Invoker, if an Evoker puts out an idea that's too big or complex for the Invoker, it can wreck them, however such is a risky move, as it could tax an evoker in exactly the same way. Evokers VS AnimistsAs Evokers alter the immaterial world itself to affect reality, they can cast things into the flow that could potentially plague a careless animist. With their soul exposed, it becomes easy to place thoughts that may cloud their minds, distract them, and thus bring about their undoing.A knowledgeable Animist will often be more careful around Evokers, in the way that they keep their power close, and pure. However when facing off against Evokers which prefer to be medium to long-ranged, this can damn them all the same.
If we're signing up, I'm ready.I'm choosing to be an Evoker Student with enhanced or more focus in conceptualization, if I can.
>>24738580I say we go with Animist, jack-of-all-trades seems appropriate for a gyp.
>>24738580I like animist, we did invoker last time and evoker seems a little too squishy.
I know those were some big posts.Currently,The character's Origin is:GypsyMaleYou may select age: 15-25 (Within constraints of the Archetype, you are with your father. Age will affect your creative potential vs Willpower potential.)Name: Petre Lupei(1 vote)
>>24738653Lets go with 23, not nearly as immature as last time hopefully. Teenage logic got on my nerves.
>>2473865318, seconding the name,Hopefully this won't end up as waifu wars
>>2473865320 somethingVoting for Petre Lupei
>>24738681>>24738670Im fine with 20, but not much older>>24738680 (me)
>>24738653I assume younger characters are more creative while older characters have more willpower. If that's the case, my vote is 22. Slightly more willpower than creativity.
>>24738644Indeed, Evokers are glass cannons.>>24738680With what practice I've had and lurking I've done, I'll fight against that a bit.I'm also going to be noticeably more cruel in some cases.>>24738670>>24738681>>24738723Delegating... The Age will be 22.That was actually rather painless...And have no fear, Gypsies are a bit world-weary... And Scumbags.>>24738619I'd love to run this as a tabletop of I had the experience with a system to make this work... And that setup would actually be pretty good at accumulating power quickly...
>>24738760Mutants and Masterminds is great for any super powered type game, and it awards players Power Points they can spend directly on powers, rather than XP they need to collect to level.
>>24738760I dont care if its in there a bit, but christ last time every single girl that was introduced
Guys, I just realized... as a gypsy we can slavsquat with the best of them.
>>24738851Remeber guys, make sure to steal things and rip people off
>>24738851We also have a penchant for stealing shit and beating the shit out of people if they don't know our obscure customs.
>>24738876and beat the shit out of everyone
Animist-Set.Will you chose your mark of Power?>Mark of Power: A telltale sign of an Overhuman. It can be a discoloration of skin, unnatural hair-color, a tattoo-like pattern. Among overhumans- >Evokers tend to have discolored eyes and veining.>Invokers tend to have various Tattoo-like patterns.>Animists tend to have unnatural hair color or spots that coincide with "chakra points."The marks trend towards these types, and they will glow through clothing should an ability be in use.> Unnatural Hair- (Color)> Tattoo-like pattern- Color/Location> Chakra Points> Eye Discoloration (Color)> Colored Veining (Color)
>>24738891>[X] Unnatural Hair-White
>>24738891Unnatural hair - rainbow colored.
Examples of marks-Omar Denis possessed a silver tattoo before he ate the legend of the phoenix and it changed into a full body orange and yellow pattern.Margaret Willow possessed Violet Schlera.Eliza Rendough Possessed Blue skin under her fingernails.Walter Guli Possessed a brick and Mortar pattern upon the right side of his face.Kyle Bulwoski possessed a pure white pox-like pattern and deep red skin when he used his power.Brandon Noire possessed Red Aiming Reticules within his Iris.
Can we have our eyes look like radioactive lotus seed pods?
>>24738891>[X] Unnatural Hair- Technicolor rainbooow~
>>24738985>>24738951Anything but this horseshit
>>24738891Iris + pupil is one pinwheel shape. It spins when we use our powers.
>>24738985>>24738951That's a little too gay for my taste.>>24738922I'll second this.
>>24739009>>24739021We're already a fucking gypsie. You don't want to make our character as unlikable as possible?
>>24738985>>24738951I'll support the rainbow
>>24738985>>24738951>Taste the rainbow.
>>24739065>>24739078This would be a great way to gloat over someone after we beat them. "Taste the rainbow, bitch!"
>>24739078>>24739065>>24739050>>24739036Samefags please stop
>>24738974That'd be freaky as all get out... But yes...>>24738985>>24738951Rainbow hair is a bit much...Your father would be ashamed.. I unfortunately need to veto this...That aside, the mark of power is usually something one would rather hide.Many normal humans, and even other Overs have a general fear and distrust of Overhumans.>>24739036Well, among Gypsies, despite the fact that they're shady they have very strong familial bonds.I'll remove the option for choosing and set it based upon your powers...Speaking of Which...
>>24738922I'll third this because I don't wanna taste the rainbow
>>24739090See, >>24739065and >>24739078were exactly the same. And within a minute of eachother. Has to be a different person.
>>24739111No it doesnt
>>24739111unless they have the 4chan pass
>>24739090Only one of those was me, actually.
>>24739097Well if we can't taste the rainbow can we get the lotus pod eyes?
>>24739141Its based of powers now
Setting you guys up with a point-buy.As a note: expertise in Shift as an Animist is restricted to Concept-types.
>>24739154if faggots didnt go tasting the rainbow maybe this wouldn't have happened
>>24739154Might still do lotus pod eyes. Kind of freaky and interesting. We'll see though.
>>24739150How many points and what categories are available?
>>24739171Sweet.Cmon guys. Vote for lotus pod eyes.
>yet another quest thread
>>24739187Then hide it faggot
>>24739187hide it faggot or use the catalog, nobody gives a shit
>>24739201>>247392022 more fall victim to the master trole
>>24739184We're not voting, it'll be based on what powers we use.
>>24739220Did you even read Dran's post that I'd linked to?>Might still do lotus pod eyes. Kind of freaky and interesting. Show that we want it. They're badass.
>>24739239I don't want it really
>>24739241>Being this much of a subhuman.
>>24739258>sucking my dick this hard
Wow, if these are the guys in this quest then I'm out.
10 point buy. Bonuses are already granted. Each rank costs proportional points to its value. Previous ranks must be bought.Advancement will be handled differently within the quest.Soul: With the fact that they use their own soul, this is the core to their abilities. An animist unpracticed in this discipline will find that they cannot defend against the forces of the immaterial world. This discipline involves the meditation and purity of the self. With purity, they will notice perpetual good health, wounds that heal quickly(Not to the extent of Invokers) and the ability to more easily move their soul in and out of their body in parts or as a whole. 1st rank Gypsy Bonus2nd rank3rd rankReinforcement: Purely strength and defense, with the power of the Soul, the Animist can reduce and negate damage to the extent of their expertise. -When power is engaged, defense is increased.1st rank2nd Rank3rd RankEnforcement: Utilizing your soul outside of your own body, you increase the power of such commands and the force that you manipulate and change the world with.1st rank2nd rank3rd rankConceptualization: An idea is power, power is an idea with a strong image you can create and manifest more powerful utilities.1st rank Gypsy Bonus2nd rank3rd rankShift(Concept): With this discipline, you can change the effect the world has on you and by infusing your soul into other things, even go so far as to alter their properties as well.1st rank 2nd rank3rd rankQuickening: While not to the extent of an Invoker, you can speed or slow your body through sheer willpower. Training allows further use of Quickening and heightened speeds free of backlash.1st rank 2nd rank3rd rankManipulation: While you may impress an idea upon the world and even make it stronger, you must first gather the world into your grip. THis affects your ability to grasp and control your environment more precisely and upon a larger scale.1st rank Gypsy Bonus2nd rank3rd rank
>>24739377Waiting for next vote phase
>>24739383So lets put a 2nd rank in Soul.Put a 2nd rank in Conceptualization.Buy 1 rank in enforcement.Buy the 2nd rank of manipulation.
>>24739383What the fuck is that.
>>24739383Soul Rank 3Reinforcement rank 2Quickening rank 2
>>24739435That leaves 2 left over.
>>24739435Trade out 2nd rank in manipulation for putting a rank in Reinforcement, and Quickening.
>>247393833 Manipulation3 Conceptualization
>>24739443This, I guess. I'm a little hazy on how much stuff cost. 1st rank is 1 point, second rank is 3 points, and 3rd rank is 6 points, right?
>>24739471second rank cost 2, 3rd rank cost 3, first rank cost one.The bonus is what we start with, and you need the previous rank, meaning to rank from 0-3 would be 6 points
>>24739484Thaat makes sense.
>>24739495I did math wrong on it though. Im a point over so Ill side with whatever soul-3 and quickening -2
>>24739383Soul Rank 3-5 pointsReinforcement Rank 1-1 pointConceptualization Rank 2-2 pointsEnforcement Rank 1-1 PointQuickening Rank 1-1 point10 points total.
>>24739383How much would we need in Conceptualization to make guns?
>>24739615Seconding>>24739569>>24739484 are me
>>24739615Well done.Any opposed?>>24739624Making guns with Conceptualization will require at least rank 2 and either knowledge of how the firearms work, or an idea that you force to work with your soul that would trade off knowledge for requiring Rank 1 Concept and rank 2 Enforce. I'll post possible initial power specializations based on these stats.
Soul: With acknowledgment of your soul and some passive protection to outside ethereal forces, you show a stronger will than most Animists of your experience. You have control enough to insert parts of your soul into objects, with more ease with those that you hold dear. You are resistant to contamination.3rd rankEffective Range of Soul: 5 Meters.Effective Remote Range of Soul: 20 Meters X Conceptualization level= 40 meters.Reinforcement: You consider your body second, you don't much have the fortitude to stand up to a straight bullet, nor could you block it. However blunt force from the swing of a normal human should not be too daunting...1st rankEnforcement: You can issue one simple command to a part of you that has exited your body. Multiple commands and complex commands radically reduce the power and efficiency.1st rankConceptualization: You have a decent grasp of 3D images, and anything that you've taken the time to learn may be replicated in some way with your powerful soul... However your ability to shift and manipulate is still something to be desired in this event..2nd rankShift(Concept): You are unable to change the inherent properties of objects.Rank 0Quickening: You may accelerate yourself to approximately 1.5 times your natural speed, replicating this same event in anything your soul Possesses.1st rank Manipulation: You leave much to be desired when it comes to psychokinetics, however you are able to move light and malleable objects with some ease...1st Rank
Possible powers from disciplines:Possession: This ability allows you to assert fine control over objects your soul enters, allowing you to move it as though part of your own body.(Prereqs. Soul 3, Manipulation 1 Enforcement 1)Tulpa: The power of your soul and imagination come to life. Imaginary friends and Other thoughforms manifest from your soul to defend you and strike down your enemies!(Prereqs: Conceptualization 2, Soul 2.)Delegating further possibilities...Armor Forge
>>24739965>TulpaCan our tulpa be a small horse?
>>24739994It needs to be like Sam Jackson from Afro Samurai
Soul Stitching: You have the ability to cast threads forged of your very own Soul. These threads can bind wounds, interfere with inorganic material, and can be used to enforce or "sew" inorganic. (Prereqs: Soul 2 Concept 2.)>>24739994It will be randomly generated. And it may be terrifying.As a note, Omar was killed by a Tulpa made by Violet. Violet is an Evoker.Evoker and Animist Tulpas are fundamentally different.Animist Tulpas are made of their soul.Evoker Tulpas are manifested and can go wild if not controlled properly.
>>24740040Its flank stamp can be an afro pick.
>>24740056I want a tulpa
>>24740056>Animist Tulpas are made of their soul.That sounds like an animist tulpa reduces the pool of soul available to the animist for working magic
>>24740081This is true. However animist Tulpas will never turn on their masters due to being of the same origin.The best way to think of them would be "Stands.">Preparing for JOJO-time shitstorm.
As a side-note other specializations will become available based on ranks acquired in the different categories along with receiving proper inspiration or instruction.So this won't be your first and only power. It'll just be the first and your, "Petre Lupei's "fundamental."
>>24740143Im voting tulpa sitll
>>24740056>Soul StitchingCould we use this to puppet master inorganic things? Like send the stitches through a pile of junk and weave it into a doll / golem and puppet it at enemies?
Posession has a higher prereq cost than tulpa. Makes me think it's kinda better.
>>24740178Its cost is the same, just separated over different skills
>>24740165With further manipulation for increased control and further enforcement for power. Shift for utility as it can alter properties..I wanted to clarify that part of you "Shift"Concept Shift means that you can make stone conduct like Gold, Your body, lighter than air. Ice, burn like fire. Increased skill allows you to change the rules of reality of the space your soul occupies.
I'm seeing 2 for Tulpa.Possibly 1 for Possession.And an inquiry to Soul Stitching.Aside: While your current abilities don't leave enough expertise for a wider range of specializations, I am open to your ideas for power that incorporate the soul. I have my own idea of progression, however I will take and "stat" prereqs for ideas you may have.Puppeteering of course being one that I'll flesh out.Sorry that this is taking so long, slow start and I want this to be relatively solid.Are there any other questions to get out of the way?Character is:Archetype: GypsyPetre LupeiMaleAge: 22Overhuman: Unawakened AnimistProjected Skills:3rd Rank Soul2nd Rank Concept1st Rank Reinforce1st Rank Quickening1st Rank Manipulation0 Rank ShiftProjected Specialization:Tulpa
Do we have any details we would like to assign to Petre Lupei?As a gypsy, it is likely that he is lanky with tan skin and down to earth attire...Is there anything anyone would like to add to his personality other than being shady and border-line unlawful?
>>24740316Otherwise, this will be determined through player choices within the Quest.
>>24740316Deeply afraid of owls
>>24740330I'll actually acknowledge that...
>>24740343Good. Because it was actually one of my fears from toddler up through middle school.Fuck owls.
>>24740316If a baby has candy, he can't resist snatching it.
>>24740390Might I mark that down as -doesn't like children...And a bit of kleptomania?
>>24740316Not afraid to steal shit, but won't steal from those who really need it.
>>24740316Has a fondness for incorporating traditional romani garb into modern attire.
>>24740413He's a fucking gypsie. I thought that was a given.
>>24740432I find it hilarious how alright it is to hate gypsies
>>24740421Sash added. Considering Headwrap.>>24740432Now, now... working with stereotypes...Honestly, A bit surprised you guys chose Gypsy though...
>>24740469I got here after gypsie got chosen. I wish some kind of assassin or hitman got picked instead.
>>24740469I liked the idea of College Student, honestly, but I wasn't aware you were doing this until about 30 minutes ago.(Seriously, thank you for continuing some sort of Overhuman Quest. I'm the guy who kept annoying people to archive .3.)
>>24740469Save the headwrap for hot weather and formal attire, I say.>Implying a gypsy has any formal attire.
>>24740469As an aside, I'm not only drafting some skill projection, but doing a stylized drawing of the guy.This is old, but a good example of how I intend to draw Overhumans.>This will not be a drawquest, but I will be my own drawfag. I am not excellent.
>>24740469Doesn't lie to friends. Lies through his teeth to literally everyone else. Even if it wouldn't matter whether he lied or told the truth.
>>24740316Stole a kid's iPod that was loaded up with 70s/80s disco and house music. Has enjoyed both genres immensely ever since.
>>24740535That's an Animist using Possession on a sword with a pseudo-Tulpa Scorpion that fascilitates quick extended stabs... The sword is broken so that he can extend it with his soul.>>24740504My apologies.. and I remember that.. really helped me get into the habit.>>24740489The gypsy archetype is into some shady business... That may be an option in the future, should Petre survive what's to come.
>>24740586>My apologiesYou don't have to apologize. And you're welcome!Though I have only one request: We get to stab Violet in her cunt for what she did.
>>24740620You'll see what Violet's up to in Omar's Epilogue after I do the session tomorrow night.It's kind of horrible.
>>24740641>It's kind of horrible.For her or for everyone else?
>>24740641Pretty much everyone else.
>>24740523Forgoing Headwrap for now.Sash included. Throwing in vest along with some jeans. anything else?Also, you guys won't know your Tulpa until Petre awakens.
>>24740728 Hoot, Hoot Motherfucker. But no. seriously, I'm not telling you guys.
>>24740740mfw its an owl and we are terrified of owlsWhy
>>24740740No Mr. Hoots!NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
>>24740750>>24740740Why not crows?
So what we've made is a 22 year old gypsy with a phobia of owls, a dislike of children, and who typically wears a sash, vest, and jeans. Has the typical gypsy/Blood Raven traits of stealing anything not bolted down.Right?
>>24740772That can be our tulpa, a blood red raven.
>>24740772Yep.I'm thinking we can start snatching things with soul strings used as lashes.
>>24740772Yes, unless anyone would like to add or dispute anything. So long as nothing's too ridiculous, or remains unopposed, I'll add it.
Actual quest start when?
>>24740772Plays the acoustic guitar. EVERY group of gypsies has one asshole that plays the acoustic guitar to distract tourist.
>>24740788Did we go over the sign he has for him being an Overhuman?
>>24740797I'll draw more between posts... I'll start a few posts tonight since you guys are still here.The actual thread will start tomorrow at about 1800 servertime. Maybe earlier.I do send out emails to those that would like me to include them in my mailing list. Of course, I could also start a damn twitter since that seems effective for quests.
>>24740830Due to people tasting the rainbow, I determined it would be my choice based on his power.I tentatively reopen that vote with full veto right pertaining to glowing privates, or outright ridiculous marks.
>>24740843And no tasting the rainbow for christ sake
>>24740843I got a few that I like. Any one of these really.>Radioactive-looking lotus pod eyes>Pinwheel iris+pupil combo. Sometimes spin>Checkerboard hair>Translucent, clear skin over ribcage. Like a glassfish>Veins glow like a blacklight. All of them, including the ones in his eyes.>Afro pick shaped mark on left buttcheek
>>24740843Hands and arms covered in symbols like pic related.
>>24740887Whoops, forgot picture.
>>24740895Kind of cool actually
>>24740895Not bad. If not for Petre, for someone. And the symbols will increase and sharpen their image based upon power and skill.
>>24740843My suggestion is the wheel in the picture.Not the blue/green background, but just the wheel.
>>24740882>>Checkerboard hairThat sounds badass>>Radioactive-looking lotus pod eyesAnd that sounds freaky as fuck. But it could be cool. And we'd get to wear aviators at all hours to hide em.
>>24740913Where? As his eyes?
>>24740895Lots of wheel and hand symbology in general. Eyes too, gypsies love that shit.
>>24740913Same guy here.Forgot to say where.Maybe as some sort of tattoo mark on his body, or one of his pupils or maybe an indentation on the sole of his foot.
Could his shadow fill up with eyes and teeth? Pic related.
>>24740895Reminds me of Russian prison tattoos for some reason.
>>24740933That's more in the realm of one of the more terrifying Tulpas. Such as Violet's Marks of Power are usually on the Over, themself.
>>24740933Aaaaaaand that's creepier than the lotus eyes.I like it.
>>24740950Fear not what goes bump in the dark Fear the dark
>>24740946Your shadow is as much a part of you as any limb. It may not be useful, but it is yours.
Ok, then what about just straight up demon eyes?
>>24740895So if we go with having palm reading symbols on our hands, what other occult symbols might show up on our bodies?
>>24741029The doodle monster
>>24741029Anything involving tarot cards.
>>24741047Tarot seems pretty gyp to me.
>>24741047Holy shit. As we grow older more tarot card-ish figures appear on us, predicting the future of ourselves in a vague or minor way. Each one in some way eventually represents the character.
You are in a daze from an explosion that occurred not too far from your location in a mall that your father and your brother were peddling various wares...It's fuzzy, but you remember that you had come to California to trade scrap metals that your father had near conned from some redneck scrapyard down in Texas.You'd be smiling at that thought right now, if only you hadn't such a splitting headache from the shellshock.As your vision returns to you, you see that the part of the mall's roof has collapsed, the main column's cracked, slowly sliding out of place if not for one man holding it steady in support, two halos glowing upon his back brightly.The column is obviously far beyond what one man should be able to bear... However he's sustaining it... The ringing in your head slowly comes to an end and you look around for your brother and Father.You see your father's hand from underneath the collapsed rubble, and you see that your brother is unconscious next to you.You scream, though you can barely hear it past the ringing in your ears, and feel the tears begin to sting your eyes as they come.> Rush to the Rubble and try to dig out your father with your bare hands.Through your tear-blurry vision, you see that there are other people hurt from the blast, some are half-buried by rubble, others like your brother and yourself, How many others lie underneath, you don't want to imagine...> Help other survivors out of the building.You hear the man with Halos scream as the column shifts in his grip, causing some rubble to come down from the ceiling.> Rush to the man, ask for his aid!If there's anything else you can do, you aren't quite sure... Your brother begins to awaken.> Take your brother and rush out before the whole building falls.
>>24741045The doodle monster is our tulpa.Maybe. Probably not.
>>24741075Tarot cards themselves would be a nice "totem" for focusing various powers or even manifesting efficient Tulpa.
>>24741091>> Take your brother and rush out before the whole building falls.We're a gypsie. Fuck non family.
>>24741091> Take your brother and rush out before the whole building falls.If literally only our father's hand is visible, he's probably already dead.
>>24741091Yell to your brother and dig your father out
>>24741125Other is, and quite well will always be an option in my threads.
>>24741125I'll second digging our father out with our brother's help.
>>24741109>>24741119Ditching your dad.Jesus /tg/ wtf
>>24741159Rushing in to get us crushed under rubble the first action.Jesus /tg/ wtf
>>24741167It really is a practicality thing, our father is crushed under rubble, our brother can still be saved. Save the brother, mourn the father.
>>24741167>>24741173you should feel bad
>>24741125>>24741140>>24741159>Wanting to play a gypsie white knight
>>24741179Gypsy white-knight would've assisted the other people first.
>>24741179As long as we don't do something disgusting like help non-family, we should be fine.
>>24741194Exactly. We're fucking gypsies, we help family.
>>24741199I don't think the meat slushie under the rubble counts as family anymore.It will still be meat slushie whether we dig it out now or later.
>>24741207Overs are much more sturdy than normal humans for the most part
>>24741212So he's probably not dead yet
>>24741212You can actually survive getting crushed by rubble pretty well, the impacts don't kill you as long as you avoid head trauma, but you eventually suffocate or starve.
>>24741212Since when was dad an over?
>>24741207Well, except maybe the hand.If you want to tear off the family hand and run with that for now I don't mind.
>>24741227Misread it, either way>>24741223I keep my vote for digging him out
You ignore the people that aren't your family, after all, family is the only thing in the world that really matters. No one's helped you. Your father taught you letters, the tricks of your tradem your lifestyle... And just as well, you've always been there for each other, especially after Mother died Pali's birth."Pali..." You can hardly hear your own voicem how is he supposed to hear? You scream at him," PALI, GET UP!"Your Younger Brother twitches and his eyes open. He appears in just as much agony as you from the explosion. You manage to stand and pull him up to do the same.He begins to tear up after you point at the rubble with Father's hand.You give the teenage boy a hard slap and shout past the ringing in your ears," Papa says no crying Pali! We're helping Papa!"Pali grits his teeth and runs with you over to the rubble as yet even more of the building comes down between the two of you, missing by sheer luck.The man with Halos begins screaming from behind the two of you. You can't hear his words, but you can't look back either with Papa right in front of you.You and Pali begin to move rubble out of the way, focusing on the small things before the two of you prepare to move the slab. Soon enough, you see the other people recover from their shellshock and begin to either flee themsekves or begin digging out their loved ones.At this point, you can hear the man with halos," Jen! Wake up! Please wake up! You need to get out of here!" His screams are mixed in with his wails and sobs."You need to go! I can't... I don't know if I can keep this up!" The man blubbers."Jen, I need you for this, I... I always... I always said that I'd be your Atlas... I'd hold the world up for you.. But Jen... I can't do this!" The man's shudders reflect in the roof above your head as more of the column is displaced by the man's waning strength.(cont.)
You see your father's head after moving a key piece of rubble and you and your brother redouble the effort, tears stinging your eyes the entire time.With your brother's help, you manage to pull your father free of the rubble.With a moment of joy, you turn Papa over and brush the dust from his face.Then your heart sinks again, you notice that he isn't breathing... How did Papa say to fix this. What did Papa say to do when someone isn't breathing? You place your palms on hist chest and push deeply, imitating a crude CPR.Your brother begins to cry again as he seems to understand what it is you're doing, and why.With a hard slap, you quiet the boy, now's not the time.> Continue your crude CPR.> Seek another survivor for aid.> Seek out the Halo man's "Jen"> Rush out of the building with Father and Pali.> (Other)
>>24741348Pick up your dad and fucking run.
>>24741348>> Rush out of the building with Father and Pali.srsly gtfoContinue shitty cpr when we get out.
>>24741348> Rush out of the building with Father and Pali.
You direct Pali to promptly shut his mouth and you pick up Papa by his shoulders, while Pali takes his feet.You point at a way out through the rubble and you and your brother run, bearing your father with all of the strength that you can possibly muster."I won't let Papa die, we can't let Papa die Pali!" You shout to your brother as the two of you make your exodus.You pass other grieving people wrapped up in their own struggle to help their loved ones, some of them strangers helping others... That thought is strange to you. You can't imagine helping someone that you didn't know.You pass the man with Halos as tears stream down his face. You glance back and see a glowing woman rise from the debris to hold him, he relaxes, for a moment, yet then you hear a strange echo of a voice resounding from him," I... Will be your Atlas..."You and your brother are the first to make it to the outside of the building, only to see more ruin among the streets. It's all changed in little under an hour. Buildings are on fire, the roads are shattered, buildings collapsed, and before you stands a man, covered cxompletely in bandages, and wearing a mask over his face. He stares at you with golden eyes through the mask, you can see that his skin is dark.You and Pali gape at him for a moment, until you realize that he's closer than he appears. In the very next moment of viewing he stands before Pali, hands behind his back and looking down upon the two of you.The man is not particularly large, yet there seems to be something... Immense about him.You hear a smooth African voice speak through the mask,"The first out of this building. Boys, is this your father? He was the only one you could save?""We... We don't need anyone else!" Pali spits at the man's feet. A fist would be thrown if he wasn't holding Father up.The man does not glance or flinch from the action, his stance is statuesque.
>>24741500God damn gypsies man
"You are failing in even saving this one... your father at that.. You sacrificed the lives of all those people in there, and for what purpose? A half-dead man?"With a red face, you shout out," He isn't dead! We can still save him!"The Man stares directly into your eyes, as though he's peering directly into the fibers of your being with those golden eyes," You cannot. I can. But for a price.""What's the price..." You swallow hard, you don't like dealing with people.. and you know that it isn't a good deal unless you can haggle... Something about this man tells you that he isn't the haggling type."A life for a life. You so easily gave up the lives of those that are still in that center. Trade your life, or your brother's, and I will return your father to life."This... this isn't a deal.> Accept, offer yourself.> Accept, offer your brother.> Refuse, You can't make this choice.> (Other)
>>24741532> Refuse, You can't make this choice.> (Other)Resume CPR on father.
>>24741532>Trying to make a deal with a gypsyClearly we need to steal our father's life from him. Channel gypsy theft powers.
>>24741532lol imagining when our char needs proper motivation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ya7i7UMmWLk#t=1032s we could have our tulip be a representative of our conciseness and have it always dragging us into playing the role of a hero.
Rolled 65There is no conflict within you, "Pali, help me set him down."Your brother turns back to you, tears in his face," What, what's this guy talking about?"The Golden Eyed Man stands before you, remaining still as a statue as he watches the two of you."Nothing, set papa down!" You scream at your brother to snap him out of his daze.You resume what little you know of CPR to try to get breath back into your father, his body is starting to feel cool..You hear the Golden-eyed man laugh behind you," Interesting, most interesting. You would sacrifice the many for one... But you can not sacrifice yourself or another close to you. A life for a life is not worth a life now is it." The man's words sink into your head, you feel the slightest bit of guilt within you as he is right, you left the mothers, fathers, and children of others in that building... the building that has... still yet to fall?You pause in your futile cpr and look back to the standing buildind. "Look at you! You're not fucking helping anyone! And the building hasn't fallen yet! They can still make it out!"The Golden-Eyed Man takes his vision off of you and looks to the nearly destroyed exit."Hmm, yes... and should they make it out... I will ask them the same question... And kill them when they refuse to answer."The Golden-eyed man holds a palm out to you as his eyes stare at you with the slightest look of pain, among a sea of stillness.His eyes glow and you see light concentrating into his hands, building up a dangerous, concentrated energy."My name is Susej, Any last words?> Write in Words or action. and roll 1d100.
Rolled 71>>24741686> Write in Words or action. and roll 1d100."You're about to get shanked by a gypsy, Susej."
Rolled 62>>24741705Don't tell him he's about to get shanked, just shank him. If we don't have a knife our father surely does."Pali, get a weapon!"
You stare at the man with defiance in your eyes, you know not of what power he's using to pull a trick like that, but it doesn't scare you. He seems to wait for your next move and you give him an answer...You grip an ornate dagger that father has always kept close to him...>Roll this time 1d10.>1d10
>>24741851I hope we wanted to roll high.
You feel a surge of euphoria as you take the knife firmly within your grasp.Without glancing at the Golden-Eyed man, you make a lunge for him as you draw father's dagger, intending to plunge it deep into the man's body. You won't let him threaten you.You won't let him threaten your brother.And you're going to save your father.The man does not move, but you see the release of a flash of light, that fades into nothing as it comes into your space.Undaunted, you sink the blade deep into the man's stomach, right where you'd been taught there are kidneys.The man utters not a yelp, not a word, not a flinch as you draw the dagger back, no blood pours from the wound.I fact, the wound seals itself."Interesting. To think a committal to violence would cause you to awaken. I will test this upon the others."The man draws away from you, seeming distant as he walks toward the building that's still standing. He holds up his palm once more, light rushing in and condensing as though it's alive.You feel a... gentleness within you, one that calls for you to protect. This man... he threatens your family...> Lunge???> Flank???> Take your brother and Father and retreat.(Second to last post tonight) those that have stayed, I appreciate the time you have given)
>>24741998> Take your brother and Father and retreat.He's leaving us alone for now, lets get our family out of here. What he does to others is no concern of ours.
>>24741998>> Flank???His back is turned, knife->head.
>>24742029This, we need to find a hospital or something for our father.
>>24742052What should I archive this as?I'm thinking of continuing the trend of "Overhuman Quest: Petre Lupei; Session 1"Anyone else have a way that they think I should put it? Speak now or forever be at peace.
>>24742082That works for me.
There is a moment... but a moment that you'd so revel in the chance to drive your blade into this man's back.Exposed, ignoring you, distracted by the prospect of others... But you know better than that. A knife in the back does not mend lost family. Uncle on Mother's side was who needed that lesson when he threatened Pali for killing her. Father set him straight. Father always knew the right thing to say and always looked out for his boys... Now it's your turn to look out for father.You withdraw from the man, backing off slowly as he begins to unleash flashes of light that yield pained screams.As you and Pali pick up your Father to turn tail and run, you notice that Father feels much, so much lighter than before... Almost as though you could carry him yourself. You glance at the back of your own hand and see that you have a small white crescent moon shape upon your hand, softly glowing with varying intensity.The two of you begin to run away as Susej goes about his business, getting farther and farther away... You hear him call out from afar, his voice resounding, yet quiet as a whisper," They shall all come to understand suffering..."With the roads broken and uneven, you and Pali find traversing to be quite difficult. Between burning buildings, crashed cars, and streetlights, this is an entirely different "world" What the hell happened within just an hour?As the two of you head for the nearest hospital, you notice that there are no police, no firetrucks, and people that were in their cars are being pulled out by men and woman of various race, most appearing African.They beat the people with car doors and some scream at those they've pulled out in some broken English, very little being fluent.They're angry about something...You notice that a group of them's taken attention of you and Pali as you run by with your father, seeking out a hospital....(Next thread will be tomorrow at about 17 pm serverside. Hope you guys enjoyed!)
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Our character reminds me of Kalas from Baten Kaitos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VdBV8Edi9vw#t=273s
>>24741099We Gambit now.
>>24742218Wow, I was fucking tired.I meant 1700. >>24742384I... I can see where it would be similar... I've never heard of him before now..That kind of "doesn't give a fuck" is a bit amusing... I'll see about incorporating some of that into Petre's overall personality.
Quick question for anyone around, doing what research I can on the Romani (Gypsy) and I found something pertaining to their beliefs and customs..Some groups have rooted beliefs in Hinduism, with a focus on the Kuntari, or universal balance. That all things have a natural place in the world.For that reason, the Romani tend to fear Hens and Frogs as they are things that are out of place. (Birds that only walk upon the ground, creatures that can easily live in either water or land)Shall Petre be the superstitious type and have a revulsion to such things?>Y/NAside from that, they have a belief in accumulated corruption from performing certain actions. For this reason, the Romani started with a bonus in Soul. It would also follow that overall, he would have a well enough tendency to resist contamination should he remain faithful to his beliefs. (Not necessarily these specific ones, mind you.)I'm going to see if I can't finish a good picture today and give you guys a meter for corruption, skill ranks, etc.
Kind of surprised at the lack of replies to this..Anyway, working on the MC's picture. Like I said, it's not going to be amazing.But It'll be something!