>a wind priestess wishes to join your party because the Divine Winds foretold that you will meet the evil she is destined to destroy >She's a competent fighter, has cute and polite mannerisms, and can ask the wind for helpY/N?
>>56624043I'll gladly accept her company. Anybody else is up for destroying an evil, soul-sucking sword?
>>56624043Sure? I mean the more the merrier, and if she's competent, useful, and not irritating, then why wouldn't we want her help?
>>56624081>you will never run a soul calibur game of literally every playable character having to find soul edge>you will never have everyone confused and frightened by Charade trying to gesture for what it wants>you will never have Necris as Shrek
>>56624043"Tell me about this wind gods"."What do they want"?Not going to let any fanatic joining my party without knowing their god's intention.
Thinking about it, Soul Calibur seems pretty well set up to be an RPG setting. A cast of colourful characters with different weapons and fighting styles, grouping up as they venture through the world with their own agendas, all revolving around a particular magical mcguffin.
>>56624318>"To restore the balance of the world brought upon by the corruption of nature."
>>56624326>Soul Calibur>Not Chronicles of the SwordFor Grandall!
>>56624365Man, I fucking miss that mode. It was so fun, this weird RTS/fighting game hybrid. There really isn't anything else like it, is there?
>>56624043Those weapons will have to change, though. They've got edges pointing towards her arms for Windgod's sake!
>>56624326With Taki's impossibly skintight suit my character wouldn't even need a blade: his dick would be hard enough to cut diamonds.
>>56624269Do you mean literally every single character?
>>56624542Don't talk shit about my main man Ezio, he belongs in the Soul Calibur universe more than most other cameos (I'm looking at you, Darth Vader!). He lives in both the right time and the right place compared to the canon cast.
>>56624391Actually, I remember something like it. I've never PLAYED it, but I remember reading about it in a game journal in, like, 2004 or something
>>56624391Not gonna lie, that and the weird RPG mode and dungeon crawler from Sc2 were aces.
>>56624043>This is your noblewoman for tonightHow does your party react?
>>56625914>How does your party react?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1akjGOOBzU
>>56624318Is this a banepost?
>>56624043Since she's literally retarded and can't form full sentences, no. Where Xianghua at? She's a terrifyingly competent swordswoman, I want her for my group.
>>56626650>literally talking about Xianghua
>>56624043She can totally join if she stops holding her swords like a fucking retard. Actually, just replace them entirely. She's ruined those weapons.
>>56628723The problem is only the edge that faces towards her arms. They're supposed to be tonfa (which are legit and effective weapons) except more dangerous because edgy and the artist fucked up big time. The side that faces her arms should be round, an outward edge and pointy end is fine, those hooks can be used to trap an opponents sword and keep it away from yourself while you bash their face in. The handles could be set a bit further towards the blade to allow for wielding them more like shortswords if you want to switch styles, but that's picking nits.The concept of those weapons is solid, but that one glaring problem ruins them completely. Solve that problem, and they're firmly in "hey that's cool"-territory.
>>56624043Why is her left leg so much shorter than her right?
>>56624580Star Wars happened long long ago and Sith are big into not dying.
>flashbacks to Nam >getting caught in her fucking 15 hit stunlock combo
>>56629497I was such a scrub I didn't even need that. My friend would just spam the rush move where she vaults over you and hits you in the back. Just do that, wait for me to start getting up, rinse, repeat.When I started spamming Astaroth's spin move in retaliation, we called a truce and had some SALT discussions. Those two moves, Raphael's three-stabs-to-the-forehead spam, and Maxi's "titty drum" apologies, we were around 11 at the time all ended up on the list. I think one of Kilik's moves got banned too.
>>56629649probably that dumbass endless tornado spin that's only actually used in katas because you can't carry momentum into that as an actual attack.
>>56628969>The problem is only the edge that faces towards her arms.Neither edge faces her arms, anon. At least not in that image. Her arms are against one of the flat sides of the weapons, respectively.
>>56624043Why do you keep making threads with Talim and the word "Wind"?
>>56630037I think that's mostly due to the angles being all over the place. The one in her left hand (to our right) manages to have the blade mostly flat against her arm, while the handle is at a 45° angle to that. It also manages to appear to be either half a meter and a meter long at the same time, or be flat against her arm and at at least a 40° angle to it at the same time. And god knows where exactly that hook is pointing.The one in her right hand (to our left) has one edge pointing away from her arm, the other being flat against the inside of her arm (in a great position for her to give herself some nasty abdominal cuts btw) which means they should be at an angle to each other, but they still look like they're parallell. And she's about to stab herself in the thigh or butt with that hook.A blade flat against the arm wouldn't make any sense at all since the only way to cut someone with it would be by backhanding them with your entire lower arm. If the edge (on weapons of the type seen in OP) doesn't face away from your arm at 180° you have no way of putting your weight behind it. You're already trading momentum for defense, putting edges at odd angles to the way you'd move in a fight means you will at most manage to give your opponent some minor cuts if they get within range.
>>56624391I'm pretty sure FFVII had something similar as a mini game at that Phoenix Fortress thingy.I'm of two minds about Chronicles honestly, probably because a few missions were a little dodgy in terms of design.
>>56629649God Raphael's Triple Botta in Tempo was so OP when we were 12 and didn't know how to sidestep or crouch.Then we hit 14 and realised the real powerhouse was Geo da Fucking Ray.
>>56624043She can fuck all the way off, so annoying.
>>56624043Tell her sure she can join us but only after she gets some real clothes and some armor. This ain't no picnic on the beach. We're be killing some monsters and traveling all over the place.
>>56630840>geo da ray cancel just to fuck with people
>>56630840GDR can be punished on block and you are in danger of ringing yourself out. iGDR was pretty pimpin in corner combos tho.
>>56624793>the weird RPG mode and dungeon crawler from Sc2>tfw figuring out a Merope Monastery strat in a day when the last time I played it I was 12 years old and only really knew Raphael's lunge combo
>>56629497>wind priestess asks to join the party>It Ain't Me starts playing
>>56629497>mfw I mained Talim when I wasn't playing LinkIt was all about that windup punch for me. Tiny little 15 year old asian twiglet decking Astaroth in the dick and ringing him out from midstage was a fucking RIOT.
>>56624043So she's an Air Tensai? Sure, welcome aboard.
>>56624043>destinedNah, fuck off. If you're "destined" you'll manage on your own.
>>56634284>REEEEEEEE MUH SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE EVERYMAN
>>56624580No, Ezio is a couple centuries out of date.
A reminder that the SoulCalibur universe is actually hardcore as fuck and that you can run some legit terrifying campaigns in it.
>>56635592Nothing after SCII happened, but I guess Malformed are kinda cool.
>>56635592>corruption that basically does whatever the plot needs it to doI'd rather play a Resident Evil campaign instead.
>>56635592>evil bad mutation makes you icky>except if you are a girl, then you get to be forever youngFFS japan, your biases are showing
>>56635662>except if you are a girl, then you get to be forever youngTira was trained from youth to be an assassin and human weapon, and the malfestation only made her more twisted. The only thing in the world she holds any kinship with is Soul Edge itself.
>>56635703>being more twisted means you get to be forever youngI don't follow.
>>56635703>and by "more twisted" I mean "permanent makeup and lavender eyes"
>>56635653Some guy did come up with a campaign where you're in a major city when the Evil Seed launches, and you had to escape the chaos of the city RE3-style.
>>56624043Sure, our party could always use another fighter. Also if she can talk to the "wind", that could be very useful to us.
>>56624043Why not, I bet she gives good blow jobs at least.
>>56636450Talim is a pure maiden.She's also Filipino, if that counts for anything.
>be Mitsurugi>guns come around>REEEEEE so hard you develop a style to fight against bulletsI'm pretty sure he was the inspiration for most Warblades I made back in the day
>>56636598>Mercenary who lives by the sword>Advent of guns>"Shit, I'm gonna be out of a job">Challenges a rifleman to a duel to prove his worth>Loses, badly>Hears about a legendary sword that can beat any gun>"Let's go find it">Can't find it>"Fuck it">Challenges the rifleman again>Wins>"Guess I don't need that legendary sword after all">Now just wants to fight everyone and become the strongest man in the worldOh, and he fought the creator of Soul Edge and Soul Calibur to a draw.
>>56635662>evil bad mutation makes you ickyOnly Cervanted got bad mutation and he still lokk cool.Siegfried got even more flamboyant after being freed from the curse.Same for Raphael.
>>56624364>hippieNot in my party!
>>56637871The malfestation turned Raphael into a straight-up vampire. Presumably his foster daughter, too.
>>56637910Yes, that's what I said, he got even more flamboyant.
>>56637885I think you misunderstand, nature is doing the corrupting, and we must restore the balance by adding more civilisation.
>>56636510Means she knows fun martial arts.
>>56637885Actually, she's isn't so much like a hippie but a guide of humans and nature. She knows the world is changing and man is part of nature. She doesn't want Man to forget nature and the evil is corrupting both.
>>56638733>cosmopolitanThat's even worse
>>56624081V sucked, but Siegfried in it had a damn nice aesthetic.
>>56624580Darth Vader was fun as fuck to play as. Say what you will, but it was like that scene in Rogue One all of the time.
>>56625914Wow I didn't know she was capable of wearing clothes.
>>56638981V sucked because it was unfinished, practically sabotaged by Namco.>>56639026Ivy's alt costumes have always covered her up. SCII had her infamous "Dead President" costume.
>>56638733I think you misunderstand. Magic is doing the corruption. Wind is the power of rejuvenation, and the evil overlord's tower is strengthened by magic that prevents wind and other elements from breaking it, which must happen naturally to the building so impractically high.
>>56625914>Frosty bitch (as is typical of the English)>Reclusive; tends to stay in her lab doing alchemy experiments>Functionally age-immortal>Complains about her father a lot>Celibate>Yet known to have dominant tendencies (can turn you into a chair given the opportunity)Eh, I could ask for worse.
>>56639230Is Ivy a NEET?
>>56639230>biggest semen demon ever>goes to fight dressing in bdsm attire>daddy issues>canonically virgin and willing to stay soWere they mocking the players?
>>56639747She has a very good story reason to be celibate, and it's assumed her femdom tendencies are her working out her frustrations.As for her battle outfit, it's implied that the leather is what she wears underneath normal clothes, and when it's time to fight, she dramatically rips her dress off to reveal the leather underneath. It's essentially her "work" outfit.
>>56639831She works in a lab, a BDSM leather suit makes no sense at any job whatsoever except being a mistress, which we know she isn't.I'm not complaining, but there's no actually legit reason for her to dress like that.
>>56639866For what it's worth, Ivy does own regular underwear.
>Travelling through India>Some shirtless dude with a mustache comes up and challenges you>Pulls out an urumi and small shieldDo you accept his challenge?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAsCuDFSUI
>>56640198The far east chick we picked up at the port city will defeat him.
>>56640198Seems like it'd be rather good against unarmored foes but utterly useless against high quality platemail.So that said I'd remove my armor to make it a fair challenge. The character is actually a Monk, and is just as strong without it. Nobody else in the party has noticed yet.
>>56635592What book is that from? You wouldn't happen to have a pdf would you?
>>56641114Some SoulCalibur art book. I don't have all of it.
>>56639866IIRC it's to display her amazonian physique as to distract male opponents, and taunt the occasional female one, but I wouldn't know about the source apart from recalling the "Go big or go home" slogan.Also Isabella has rebuilt her whole body at least once so she's kind of a walking art exhibit.
>>56641130>>56641220Thanks very much!
>>56624580Just be happy you didn't have to deal with fucking Yoda. It was Gon all over again.
>>56637910Amy is indeed a vampire
>>56636510Man, the later games fucking ruined her with that super annoying """genki""" personality.>mfw one of the games made her a fucking catgirl
>>56635662>>56635653The caption in the bottom right actually says that most Malfested don't mutate, and even the ones that do only do so under stress, appearing normal at other times.
>>56642542The opening signs of malfestation are pale skin and discolored eyes. It leads to witch hunts if the signs are that basic.
>>56641261Ivy used the artificial soul of a homunculus she was building to replace her original soul, which she lost when dear old dad Cervantes stole it. It's why she has stopped aging and is, as mentioned previously, functionally age-immortal.
>>56642485Eh, I'd take Catgirl Talim over NOT Talim at all like in fucking SCV.
>>56639866>but there's no actually legit reason for her to dress like that.Late renaissant aristocrat.
>>56644467So she and Zasalamel now both have eternal youth? Who else has it? Raphael and Amy right?
>>56649189Zasalamel is straight-up immortal, though. The crux of SoulCalibur 3 was him trying to break his immortality before realizing he liked it after all.
>>56649189Tira, Raphael, Amy, Ivy, Cervantez, Zasalamel, Nightmare if you count him and Olcadan.
>>56649206Man that ending was AWESOME. He even had a hot blonde secretary to bang.If I become immortal I wanna do THAT.
>>56649189>>56649282Add Taki/Sophitia/Seong Mina or every popular female character in general.They are unaffected by aging because of how popular they are.
>>56650876Taki and Seong Mi Na had retired by SCV, Sophitia is dead and being impersonated by Soul Calibur.
>>56639866What differentiates Alchemy from the science Chemistry is that the Alchemist is part of the experiment. It's reasonable that she actually has to wear the fetish gear for her experiments to work (her classic SC1-2 version had some prominent alchemical symbols like the staff of Hermes on them).... and she's also got some frustrations to work out.
>>56651130Natsu is unpopular as fuck, no way Taki is not coming back.>Sophitia is dead Retconned in the artbook, she and Cassandra are stuck in another world.http://soulcalibur.wikia.com/wiki/File:Soul_Calibur_New_Legends_Of_Project_Soul_110.JPG
>>56624043>if it's a player charactersure>if it's a dmpcsorry, nah
>>56651171Sophie's soul was lost in Astral Chaos, and Cassandra went after her to find her sister. The original version of the story was that to save Pryyha's life, Sophitia needed to extract the piece of Soul Edge lodged in her body from when she and Taki destroyed it way back in Soul Blade, knowing that romiving that particular shard would kill her (it's the shard that exposed Pyrrha to the power of Soul Edge while she was in the womb). She knowingly did so, dying in the process but ensuring her daughter's life.In either case, Cassandra doesn't take no for an answer, so she's stuck between dimensions trying to find her sister's soul.
>You will never love your family and care for their being so much that you would tell the Greek god of the forge to "eat shit" to his face
>>56651347I wonder how they could have made them look any less greek.At least classic Sophie had some greek patterns on her skirt and sandals
my question is exactly what time period in history would allow all these different styles and cultures to coexist together? also time line in general. Gonna try to run something like this for a one shot.
>a wind priest wishes to join your party because the Divine Winds foretold that you will meet the evil he is destined to destroy >He's a competent fighter, has polite mannerisms, and can ask the wind for help
>>566529561584 - Soul Edge/Soul Blade>(3 year gap)1587 - SoulCalibur>(4 year gap)1591 - SoulCalibur 2, 3, 4 (yes they are all in the same year)>(17 year gap)1608 - SoulCalibur 5Soul Edge/Blade ends with Taki and Sophitia beating Cervantez and shattering half of Soul Edge; Siegfried claims the other half, releasing the Evil Seed in the process.As you can see, the games take place during the mid-late Renaissance.
>>56653307>1591 - SoulCalibur 2, 3, 4 (yes they are all in the same year)All the more reason to pretend SCII is the last game in the series.
>>56653307Rough timeline of events.>Soul Edge/BladeCervantes owned Soul Edge for the past 25 years, taking souls quietly in the port of Valencia. Before he could make a power play, Taki and Sophitia tag-team him, shattering half of Soul Edge. Before the sword ripped itself apart, Siegfried claimed it, releasing the Evil Seed in the process.>SoulCalibur 1Siegfried is now the Azure Knight, Nightmare. He and his followers carve a bloody path of terror across Europe to reap souls and strengthen Soul Edge. He is confronted and beaten by the adventuring trio of Kilik, Xianghua and Maxi. Xianghua's blade, without its owner's prior knowledge, reveals itself as the real Soul Calibur, and they beat Inferno.>SoulCalibur 2Soul Edge, Soul Calibur and Nightmare are sucked through a vortex at the end of SC1, shattering Soul Edge into fragments. Siegfried attempts to atone for his sins, but the pull of Soul Edge is too strong, and he reemerges as Nightmare four years later. It ultimately ends with Raphael defeating Soul Edge under his own effort.>SoulCalibur 3Stuff happens. Siegfried claims Soul Calibur, Soul Edge possesses a suit of armor as an act of desperation while it finds a new host, and Tira emerges and begins her plots to empower Soul Edge. Some nigga also gets involved.>SoulCalibur 4More stuff happens. Tira essentially blackmails a chunk of the cast (including Sophitia) to protect Soul Edge from those who would destroy it. The dude who made the two swords also gets involved somehow. Siegfried beats Nightmare.>SoulCalibur 517 year time skip. There's a new Nightmare named Graf Dumas, though no one knows it at first. Short version: Sophitia's son and daughter, Patroklos and Pyrrha, are the new owners of Soul Calibur and Soul Edge, respectively, but they come to unite as siblings (despite Tira's machinations and corruption of Pyrrha) and walk off into the sunset.
>>56653697Man I hope SC6 is gonna be good. really hated SC5 for a number of reasons. #1 being that Mitsurugi's moveset got nerfed to all hell.
>>56653697It's worth noting that SoulCalibur 4 and 5 are when it's revealed that Soul Calibur is almost as big a cunt as Soul Edge. Soul Calibur's only directive is "stop Soul Edge," and it will use any means necessary to achieve this, even if this includes encasing all life in crystal to starve Soul Edge of souls or encase its owner in crystal if it thinks you're being a little bitch and can't get the job done.Of course, Soul Calibur and Soul Edge are weapons shrouded in rumor and legend to the average layperson, so it's not guaranteed everyone would know this.
>>56653784yup. Actually really liked that you find out SC is just as big a cunt as SE. both two sides of the same coin.
So, with all that knowledge out there, what sort of campaign do you think you would run in the Soul Calibur universe?
>>56624043how much of an onee-sama is she?
>>56653822It makes sense, they are literally the same weapon, SC is just fragments of soul edge reforged to hunt SE.
>>56654109so the closest they've actually been to being one weapon was when algol made soul edge then?
>>56654171There's also the Soul Embrace, when Siegfried stabbed Edge with Calibur sometime during 3.
>>56654193yea but that was somewhat of an imperfect union. perhaps that's what I'll focus my game around. some crazy nutbag who wants to remake the perfect soul edge.
>>56654268Was thinking I could go two ways with the game. I could run it with a standard dnd/pf type system since that's what most of my players know, or I could try to run Song of Swords for a closer to actual game feel that SC gives you
>>56653784>that ending in IV where Cassandra stab Soul Edge with Calibur and then immediately break Calibur for being a cunt.>>56651347>>56651369Why is Cassandra so based?
Don't forget that there's more going on in the setting than just Edge/Calibur. There's the various cults that are about, most famously the Fygul Cestemus cult led by Kunpaetku, the cult behind Astaroth, the Lizardmen (and Aeon Calcos), and Ashlotte. There's also the entirety of the Japan-China-Korea region, including Chinese politics and the Fu-Ma ninja clan that Taki and Natsu are a part of.
>>56654268The perfect soul edge can't happen, soul edge's goal is to split, then copulate with itself to create baby soul edges.
>>56654371I mean look at this shit. This is just about Taki's clan.You now realize that Li Long is spending his days in peace banging the leader of an elite ninja/demon-hunting clan in Japan.
>>56654386yea but that doesn't stop plenty of people from trying to do crazy things with it. Besides. If Algol can create it as a single entity then perhaps someone crazy enough (perhaps a witness to the reality tear) could make an attempt to recreate soul edge.
>>56654408Fair enough. SE could even tempt someone with the promise of that.
>>56654347Because Cassandra puts family first and is willing to sacrifice herself or rage against the heavens if it means the rest of her family is safe.
>>56654408>>56654440Half the idea behind Edge and Calibur is that they are mired in rumors and legends. No one knows the full extent about them except a select few (read: most of the core cast by this point), so people will be chasing hearsay, but they will definitely be interested in it. Straight from the wiki:>[Soul Edge] has been given many names throughout the story, such as "The Sword of Salvation", "The Sword of Heroes", and "The Ultimate Sword" among others.Anyone can come up with their own reason for hunting "the ultimate weapon." For example, in Soul Calibur 1, Xianghua was under orders by the Ming dynasty Emperor of China to find the "Hero's Sword."
>>56654494That said, to expand on >>56654371, Edge and Calibur are not the only legendary armaments out there, even if they aren't as famous. One big example is Kilik's Kali-Yuga; another is Taki's twin kodachi, Rekki-Maru and Mekki-Maru, the latter of which she forged with a piece of Soul Edge.
>>56654440yea was just reading up on the wiki and soul edge was just a simple two handed blade that killed so many people that it developed an evil conscious. so it's honestly not a far stretch for someone to do the super crazy in depth research, track down the sword, become possessed, or perhaps dominate the weapon with intent to gather not only the shards of soul edge, but soul calibur as well and then reforge it into the perfect weapon it once was. plus im always really happy to introduce npcs early on that lead the party the entire time only to betray them in the end
>>56654546Yea was going to look into what other legendary weapons there were as well. I mean each character has a legendary weapon in their own right so it shouldn't be to hard to figure them out.
>>56654569In SC2 they each got like 10 legendary weapons, each with different powers and a backstory. I don't remember their alternate weapons getting stories in the other games but I could be wrong.
>>56654758Not all of them were legendary, many were just "this was a good sword, but then I removed the cross-guard to make it even better! *attack++, defense-*
>>56654758yea. I remember that, but as far as the story seems to go. Rekki+Mekki Maru, as well as the treasured items from Kilik's temple seem to be the major ones besides SC+SE themselves.
>>56654780Yeah, the Ling-Sheng Su Temple that Kilik is from had three sacred treasures.>Kali-Yuga: Staff that could absorb any energy, good or evil; has absorbed lots of evil since the Evil Seed launched, and implied that if anyone other than Kilik was to wield it, it would turn into another Soul Edge-type weapon>Dvapara-Yuga: Sacred mirror that can purify anything (person or thing) corrupted by evil; pieces are called Holy Stones; can be worn as a pendant to achieve the same effect>Krita-Yuga: Xianghua's prized weapon in SC1, her mother's keepsake, revealed to be the real Soul Calibur; essentially the not-Kusanagi
>>56624043Is that a Camel toe?
>>56624043Look, I'm not satisfied until I have at least 20 quirky but capable companions, so welcome aboard.
>>56655276No, it's just a seam in her pants.
>>56654569Of course you can bring legendary weapons in from other myths and sources. Your game can even feature lightsabers from Star Wars for crying out loud.
>>56655460>seamin her pantsDon't mind if I do
>>56624043Feel the wind in your hair!
>>56653973GoT style but less incest and more boobs.
>>56656562What does that even mean?
>>56624043>muh cute girls>muh manly hotblooded heroes>muh seductive vixens>muh aloof edgelordsNah, you know what? I'd rather cast my vote with the 'stache guy. The guy with a 'stache that bitching clearly knows what he's doing with his life.
>>56656673Game of Thrones but not fucking garbage
>>56656693You mean the ace thief who runs a slave trade but folds like cards in a real fight?
>>56656801As I said, a perfect Bard. Clearly the best choice of company when you're 100% motivated by profits.
>>56656693He's wanted all around the known world! He's under arrest.
>>56656920>implying he and Hilde didn't have a night of wild and unrestrained sex to relieve all the sexual tension
>>56656799So, what, a shitton of political intrigue and honor duels or something?
>>56657532And a bit of wanderlust adventuring.
>>56657655So 7th sea?
All right, let's hear them OCs. Who would you have wandering through a tale of souls and swords?
>>56658072Name:Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso or just DiegoFighting style:Destreza mixed with some Amerindian stylesGoal:Find both Soul Calibur and Edge and sacrifice them for the glory and power of Spain!His daughter,Xiloxochitl, is trying to save her father from unleashing the evil both swords have.
>>56657655You're fucking ded, kiddo
>>56658273Conquistadors were a thing during the era, weren't they?
>>56624043I break wind.
>>56658273>back to you Bob
>>56658326Soul Calibur takes place in the early 1600s so I think it fits.
>>56658321Wrong chick, Anon. That's Angol Fear, a space being sent to see if earth is worthy of existing.
>>56658460>>56658326But what if Soul Calibur and Pirates of the Caribbean crossover?
>>56658538Then it's even more fantastical and have bigger chests.
>>56658072A malfested Japanese kunoichi assassin, wielding dual sais and a body that she feels was empowered by the corruption. With searing orange eyes like a natural predator, her sultriness belies her viciousness; she attacks without mercy and prefers to ambush her prey. To her, death is her art, and ecstasy is her reason for living.That said, all this talk of heroes and legends criss-crossing the world has got her blood boiling. The last man she killed - a real wretch - was carrying some dark, crackling shard of metal, and holding onto it made her feel more alive than ever before. She's become obsessed and intends to find more of them to find out what's got her feeling this way.It may be a shameless reference, but you can't say it doesn't work.
>>56658273>y PicassoHad a hearty kek. Thanks, anon.
>>56659311Her given name is Satsuki, but her nom de guerre is "Viper." It must be noted that she was pretty ruthless even before the Evil Seed took hold within her. Naturally, Taki is not a fan.
>>56658072Rahem ibn Ameen al-Farsi (Rahem the Persian, son of Ameen) is a Persian outrider and pathfinder who travels the deserts of the Middle East. He's had a few bad run-ins with the Fygul Cestemus cult, but the lizard men that would attack him are no match for his saber. Disgusted by what he sees, he travels north into greater Eurasia to get some answers on who these bastards are and what they want with him. The swarthy Muslim is slow to trust and cautious of all he meets, as the desert has taught him to always be wary of things hidden beneath the sands, but if they can prove their cause is just and righteous, then they will earn both his loyalty and Allah's blessings.
>>56658072Jhanvi is a seer and mystic from India who has always been known for her sight beyond sight. Blessings from the gods have granted her the ability to see visions and fortunes, as well as wield their power with magical might. Like many, she was touched by the Evil Seed and is technically malfested, but she is able to hold the corruption at bay for now. Turning to her gifts to see if there is a cure, troubling images tell her of battles to come and threats upon her life, but they also tell her of the Dvapara-Yuga - or at least pieces of it - that can purge evil. Armed with her magic and her enchanted chakrams, she sets out to find one of these shards so as to cure herself and others tainted by this evil.Jhanvi is aloof, well-spoken and always thoughtful, but she has an irritating habit of speaking cryptically. Questioning her faith and sense of righteousness offends her, but she is otherwise always cool and collected. When left idle long enough, she begins dancing on the spot.
>>56638955You don't understand. She's taking chemicals OUT of the water. The ones that make the frogs gay.But little did you realize, they never were chemicals.
>>56658072Thomas Wallace is a Celtic highlander who fancies himself as the reincarnation of the legendary Irish hero Cú Chulainn. Indeed, he possesses skills with a spear and a sword, but he also demonstrates freakish strength, entering a rage as he hurls boulders and horses and other objects a normal person has no business hurling. Where his might comes from is unknown, but what is certain is that he's convinced he's the strongest man in the world. Stories have filtered to him of the infamous Azure Knight terrorizing Europe as well as some incredibly powerful swordsman coming out of the Far East, and his soul won't be at peace until he can square off against both of them and prove who really is the mightiest of legends. Thomas has a high opinion of himself and his skills, utterly assured of his victory every time he squares up.
>>56639095>The evil overlord's plans for corruption rely on his ability to break wind
>>56663609STOP LAUGHINGI'M SERIOUS
>>56661780I haven't fapped yet today, so I request source.
Have the former spy take her on as an apprentice.
Are these OCs for my own benefit or something?
>>56661780>>56663869Seriously. Who is that semen demon?
>>56624043Fine, but only because we need you to make Captain Planet
>>56667141>not having your party start out with best element
>>56667613shut up kung-fu action jesusyou're not the boss of me
So what system would you run a game like this in? Something heavily narrative or more crunch based?
>>56665245> Seriously. Who is that semen demon?"Hey! You can't just satisfy your sexual desires with your cat!"
>>56668468I say a bit more crunch. Soul Calibur isn't exactly known for its story.
>>56668468Depends on how nitty-gritty you want to get with your weapon fights.
>>56651130Actually, Taki didn't end up retiring. That was the bs explanation for her not being in. Natsu's whole story is her traveling to China because the Fu-Ma lost contact with her while she was following a lead on her dead, evil sensei Toki having been spotted on the mainland.Taki even has a sketch portrait of how she looks as of SCV. She's tired.
>>56669072When you've been a top-flight demon hunter for more than 25 years, it's hard not to look tired.
>>56669093not to mention the back pains
>>56668909>SCV>whole story about the next generation >No BangooFuckingIdiots
>>56635653could be coolbe a member of B.S.A.A and hope you never work for Chris or a member of the U.S.S and hope you never work with Hunk
>>56668468Song of Swords.
>>56674484I've seen Song of Swords mentioned several times, but I've heard it's a little gritty compared to what Soul Calibur normally offers.
>>56674565It's strongly oriented towards high-mortality and realistic power levels. You could probably bash it into a Soul Caliber system, but it would take some homebrewing.
>>56669072Titty game still strong.
>>56674565>>56674663Make people extra tough.So that a cut won't kill you but only weaken you, and a stab will actually hurt you but not nearly as much as it would a normal human.
>>56624043I bet it is just another ruse by Cult of Howling Hatred.
>>56658521Shit it's been forever since I played IV, I knew it was one of the guest girls with a silver scheme and a polearm.
>>56679157Ashlotte is one of the guest characters, yes. Canonically, she's a clockwork golem created by the Fygul Cestemus cult to, among other things, destroy the now-independent Astaroth.
>>56658072Alessandro Russo is an Italian templar, claiming to be in service of the Catholic Church. He claims he answers directly to the Pope - an embellishment, to be sure - and by extension, he answers only to God. He claims that a vision of St. George appeared to him and said that the blight of malfestation that plagues the world must be cleansed, and that he must lead the charge to scrub out this pestilence. Whatever the case, Alessandro and his small contingent of soldiers are travelling Eurasia on a self-professed "crusade" against malfestation (a crusade the Church, it must be stated, did not sanction or is not otherwise aware of). His position is clear: there is zero tolerance for the Malfested, and all must be put to the sword. In his words, the only deliverance from malfestation is into the arms of God. While he does have several victories against Malfested monsters under his belt, his hands are also drenched in the blood of innocents, whether they were malfested or not. He has grown obsessed and has shown more willingness to perform heinous acts if it means the death of more Malfested. His single-mindedness has been exploited by others, and anything he cannot immediately explain is looked upon with great suspicion.
>>56654371But only those two impact the setting in a truly meaningful way. I distinctly remember that one of the characters said that magic and the gods were dying out as time went on but Soul Edge's Evil Seed dealie ended up causing a massive resurgence in magic in the world.
>>56683112I'm not aware of who said that line and when. I do know that before the Evil Seed was released, there was still an amont of mysticism to the "real world" portrayed in the Soul series. In the opening reel for Soul Blade, we see Taki hunting a demon, and we see Sophitia approached by an image of Hephaestus to presumably give her her holy quest. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if releasing the Evil Seed kicked off a new age of magic and mystery in the world. As well, it's been theorized in the past couple threads on the Soul series that every time Soul Calibur and Soul Edge butt heads, the world gets more magical and more weird. I can't say how true that is, but you can definitely say that things start to get more fantastic with every sequel.
>>56683172Yeah exactly. Magic prior to the Seedening was a thing that happened but it seemed it was relegated to secret cabals that passed down the secret of magic for generations and the like. And then Soul Edge edges its soul all over the world's buttcheeks and now all of a sudden we got flying lizard men! We got rifts in time and space summoning all sortsa crazy characters that don't exist in the world! We got malfestion running rampant (probably)! We got goth loli golems, resurrected forge godkings, psionics and fucking STANDS! Magic basically goes from No to WOAH in a fucking year, man.
>>56683225In defense of the Lizardmen, that maaaay have been a thing before the Evil Seed as well. Hephaestus apparently sent out oracles to 24 people (one for each Greek letter) to go destroy Soul Edge. Aeon Calcos, a Spartan warrior, was one of them, but he got nicked by the Fygul Cestemus and turned into the prime Lizardman. Of the 24 oracled individuals, only Sophie the baker's daughter got the job (mostly) done.
>>56683225>psionicsWait, who's the psionic?
>>56683338Hey, now there's a plot point. Where'd the other 22 oracled warriors go?
>>56683349Iiiii figured the chick from last installment with the ball that seemed to be being used as a bludgeon via telepathy?Granted I saw like three seconds of her moving on some music video but....yeah probs not.>>56683338Always bet on the baker's daughter. Also wow learning lots today.
>>56683440Oh, you mean Viola. It's unclear what she is, but at the least, she's a fortune teller of mysterious origin wielding a magic orb that serves as her focus.
>>56683503Magic orb? Really? Dammit.
>>56624043Was she actually guided by the wind, and if so via what mechanism.I must ask for science.
>>56683778You sound disappointed.
Is breast enlargement a side effect of Soul Edge's energy?
>>56685405We'll just call that a blessing of the gods. Besides, how would you know Sophie is a loving mother of two if her tits didn't grow?
>>56683370In canon? No idea. But it makes great fodder for RP characters.
>>56685518definitely stealing this for my game. really love secret cults in general and the fact that they turn people into monsters and then make more of them. Shit's just awesome.
>>56685639What, the oracled warriors or the Fygul Cestemus?
>>56685652both. since it's mentioned that Aeon eventually frees himself of their control and even starts to evolve into something more. (gaining wings and shit) what could the others have become. also the idea of spartan lizardmen makes me happy.
>>56685697I'd totally play a lizardman that managed to regain his senses.
>>56685785That's not to say ALL the oracled warriors fell to the cult. Maybe some of them got bodybagged by a Malfested monster. Maybe they just fucked off and abandoned the quest, risking Hephaestus's ire. We don't know.
>>56685822Also possible that they kept trying, but wound up in in the wrong area while searching.
>>56685874That would be the Occam's razor suggestion: niggas just got lost.
>>56686225God this was such a downgrade from her SCII costume. It was so over complicated and a complete overhaul.
>>56686281SCII had best costumes.
>>56686295would argue that SCIV had better costumes over all, but im really partial to that one since it's the closest i've ever found to the type of outfit my OC would actually wear. for the main cast though definitely SCII
>>56624043>thinks the wind is sentient>will ask it for helpShe gets the axe. If she has a cute face we can sever it and take that with us.
>>56686281It seems to be the standard Japanese design principle these days; over-complicated, verging on colored vomit.(This one ain't colored vomit, but still)
>>56686726>would argue that SCIV had better costumes over allcarrot skirt nightmare?
>>56624043this only reminded me of all of the characters Ive made in pathfinder and D&D that were based off of Soul Calibur characters. Yeah, Im gay, wanna suck eachother off about it
>tell me>do you dream of freedom?
>>56688733I think you're a century out of date, George.
>>56687577>Im gay, wanna suck eachother off about itAll right! A good ol' fashion blowy joey showdown.
>>56685405It seems I've found a reason to find the Soul Edge.
>>56690211That's not even a guarantee it'll work like that.
>>56624326I used Cervantes as a Rogue Trader with Ivy as his Slaaneshi sorceress daughter, Astaroth as a Dark Mechanicus failed attempt at bootlegging a Space Marine, and Necrid as a Daemon World xenoform mutant that serves the Trader to unknown ends. Best campaign villain for Dark Heresy ever. It was a fun in-joke to have Ivy-alike's tits bigger every time the party encountered her.
>>56690579Imagine the story, though.The Renaissance was where NEETs first really started to pop up among artists, nobles and merchants, as technological advances and artistic innovation made it tempting to coop up in your room as a young noble.A young artist becomes obsessed with Soul Edge and most importantly [insert fighter waifu here] after witnessing a public confrontation between them and [insert villain of game here].When the servants of Soul Edge are on the edge of defeat, a fragment of it is "coincidentally" delivered to him, and it warps his previously frail body into [insert clone of fighter waifu or similar-looking female character here], finally fulfilling his greener-on-the-other-side dreams about being a swashbuckling hero who has nothing to fear and is desirable in any way.Of course, he's seen as cursed by his family and won't provide an heir, so he's run out of his home with the clothes on his back and the Soul Edge fragment - and suddenly it doesn't seem as cool when you have a bunch of much more experienced heroes on your back, a personal backstory you can't explain without painting "black magic" on your forehead, no one to run to and the sex appeal/thrills are rapidly getting old.Given, this would work better in Shadowrun, but no matter what game you play, these things are considered magical realm.
>Based nigga has foreseen your death by his handWhat do you do?
>>56691657>It was a fun in-joke to have Ivy-alike's tits bigger every time the party encountered her.As silly as that is, it's not without merit. This is an OFFICIAL bust chart accurate as of SC4/5. I think the secret is just proper cleavage presentation: she got better with it in each entry.
>>56692458>those delicious planar mammariesWhy is Amy so best?
>>56692435How'd we go from breast enlargement to genderswapping?
>>56692508>planar>mammariesChoose one and only one
>>56692458Man, I'll never not be salty about what they did to Setsuka from both a gameplay and character perspective. Fuck you Soul Calibur.Amy>Setsuka>Tira>Hilde
>>56692925W-what happened to Setsuka? Didn't she play similarly from SCIII to SCIV? I just recall her becoming a blonde sometimes.
>>56692456Make my own fate.
>>56692925>>56692967I think he's mad that they revealed she's not a native Japanese. Setsuka's story arc is pretty straightforward.>Shunned for her features in Japan>Taken in by a nice man and named Setsuka>Taught his style of iaido>Teacher/lover dies in a duel; uses dying breath to identify his killer at Mitsurugi>She burns for revenge, despite being warned against it, and goes to hunt down Mitsurugi despite his reputation>Gets her fight with Mitsurugi>Finally realizes how pointless and empty revenge isIn Soul Calibur 5, she changed her name to Neve and moved to Istanbul to teach self-defense to orphans. This is when Patroklos learned Setsuka's style from her and would ultimately ignore her warnings against vengeance.
>>56692587Occam's Razor.We're on /tg/.
>>56683225>golems, resurrected [...] godkingsI was brought back to this OC idea made in an older thread.>Holy shit imagine if the Marble Emperor myth was real and the game let you play as a stone Constantine XI, who seeks the Soul Edge to restore the Byzantine Empire and remove kebab.
>>56683338>>56685639>>56685697>>56685785Aeon Calcos would be a campaign unto himself.>Aeon would make for a pretty interesting TTRPG antagonist. You're sent after a monster by one of the gods, like you do. It's been killing and eating people, yadda yadda...>Then it turns out the monster's intelligent.>It used to be human.>It used to have your job, in fact.>Before the god that sent you to kill it left it to a fate worse than death and then called you in to clean up his mess.>The monster's understandably rather pissed about this.
>Travelling through Naples>Fall through a hole in the ground>End up in this large underground vault>The vault is stuffed to the rafters with gold and treasures, a veritable king's bounty>See the treasure is guarded by one guy>Guard steps into the light and hisses at youWhat do you do, /tg/?
>>56694147A merchant of death must be purged!
>>56694147Scream. A fucking lot.
>>56694058Aeon is such an under appreciated character. hired party of adventures are hired to clear out warren of lizardmen.Encounter impressive tactical resistance and combat techniques on par with intelligent military leaders. Each lizardman is a capable warrior on their own, but together they pose a vastly considerable threat.ThisisSparta.gif
>>56696688It's not guaranteed that Aeon kept his keen Spartan tactics. It still doesn't change that a pack of lizardmen might be an issue. I distinctly remember one of the SoulCalibur 1 missions was your character stuck on a very narrow bridge and attacked by lizardmen from both sides. They were small fries, though, and could go down in a single hit, but it didn't change that you had no 8-way run or jump.
>>56699985Wow, hadn't noticed the flatwood monster before. Is that the Oh Great design?
>>56700104Indeed it is.
>>56699985Huh, I alway assumed it to be an iron maiden.
>>56703272You could see the resemblance. Then again, this is Soul Calibur, so I'm not surprised it's interpreted as a piece of cryptozoology.
>>56702813Stat her, tg.
>>56703320We know Tira is malfested, one of the side effects being she can no longer age. We know she is the ringleader (kek) of several machinations surrounding Soul Edge, including kidnapping and mentally corrupting Sophitia's daughter Pyrrha. We know she's manic-depressive and prone to sudden and violent mood swings - swings that can be brought about via self-harm. We know she was basically trained since birth as an assassin and human weapon, and that she "graduated" by - big surprise - killing her teacher. We basically know that the only thing in the world she seems to truly identify with is Soul Edge itself: all they know is how to kill and how to cause chaos, and she doesn't know how to bond with people in any meaningful way that doesn't involve corruption or murder. We know she's trained in an exotic weapon and has notable skill in acrobatics.Am I missing anything?
>>56703427If my memory serves, it's a little unclear whether Soul Edge actually acknowledges her services and shares power with her, or just doesn't register her existence.In any event, she gives off serious Gollum/Smeagol vibes.
>>56703320The thing about statting Soul Calibur characters is that they'll use different systems because the setting can be a kitchen sink.Someone like Mitsurugi would use Legend of the Five Rings, Yoshimitsu Exalted, Sophitia, Patroklos and related would use Scion, and Tira would run on some World of Darkness splat just like Voldo, Astaroth and God knows who else.You could stat her as a Slasher in Hunter: the Vigil, but I never really got into the nWoD.
>>56624043Sure now all we need is to find someone for Water and Heart and we'll be golden.>>56703427Tira is the worst ergo the best.
>>56624043> the evil she is destined to destroyMore like the destiny to kiss my ass.She can find it herself if she's destined to do it.
>>56692435>Given, this would work better in ShadowrunThis is the most baffling part of your post; why the fuck would you need Shadowrun for a character in the Renaissance just because he gets magically genderswapped? The whole concept is pretty setting agnostic, but any system designed to be present or future I would think would be right out.
>>56705624I meant that the basic concept would be more fitting, not the setting elements.
>>56704376Blade of the Iron Throne could work for this i think. since it has the ability to alter how much damage a person can take in combat to be either more lethal or more cinematic.
No. Piss off with your magical realm dmpc.
>>56704332Tira does come across as Soul Edge's Gollum, except she is not hyper-possessive of the weapon but rather intimately concerned for its future. Soul Edge needs a host body to be most effective, and Tira popped up in SoulCalibur 3, when it didn't have a body and was forced to animate a suit of armor to get around as a last-ditch maneuver. To ensure Soul Edge's future and well-being, Tira dedicated herself to finding the perfect host that may or may not have included herself. Given the victim's unique exposure to Soul Edge's energies, Tira settled on Pyrrha. You see it in her ending in SC3, part of SC4 and the entirety of SC5's story mode how she personally groomed Pyrrha to be Soul Edge's new host. You could feel her elation when she finally pulled it off and saw her plan come to fruition.It's not clear if Soul Edge loves Tira (it has no problem possessing her when offered no other options), but Tira definitely loves Soul Edge, and that's all that matters.
>>56706584In other words, Tira is the best cultist a soul-sucking superweapon could ask for: one with a LOT of initiative and drive and good at long-term planning.
All this talk in the thread about the Fygul Cestemus and Tira, and there's fortuately a page relevant to both (specifically about the European assassin order Tira was part of before it fell apart thanks to the Evil Seed).>>56704332>If my memory serves, it's a little unclear whether Soul Edge actually acknowledges her services and shares power with her, or just doesn't register her existence.According to the wiki, Soul Edge did acknowledge her. In SC3, she tracked down sentient-armor Nightmare and pledged undying allegience to it. It gave her the jobs of destroying Soul Calibur and finding a proper host.>In order to fulfill these objectives, Tira was granted the protection of Nightmare's raven sentries, the Watchers.
>>56707467It must be noted that in Soul Calibur V, Tira doesn't like the current Nightmare, Graf Dumas, because he plots from shadows and moves quietly as opposed to being loud and chaotic like the old Nightmares. She rejects Graf Dumas Nightmare and resolves to make her own, better host for Soul Edge. This proves that Tira's loyalty is not to Nightmare but to Soul Edge itself.
>>56706167What's so magical realm about one of the most pure and virtuous members of the cast?
>>56624043"You're 14 years old, put a shirt on."
>>56651347>Cassandra's best outfitGood taste.
>>56651491The Greeks traditionally associated blond hair with the gods, or being blessed by them.Considering Sophitia is literally a holy warrior charged by the gods to fight for them, it works.
>>56685405No, it's a side-effect of her pregnancies.Sometimes (rarely, but sometimes) they don't go back to their original size afterwards.Her breasts still looking that good after breastfeeding multiple children is probably a divine blessing, though.
>>56710580She's actually 15 during SoulCalibur 2-4.
>>56710654Didn't know that.Deepest lore!
>>56710654God, singular. Only Hephaestus expressed explicit interest in destroying Soul Edge, for two reasons.>Hephaestus feels that Soul Edge, a weapon made by man, is so powerful that if all of the shards were allowed to assemble, the resulting sword could stain his reputation as the greatest blacksmith in the universe.>Hephaestus' greatest fear is that Soul Edge could fall into the hands of his older brother, Ares, the God of War.He's got a point on that second point, though. If Ares ever got his hands on Soul Edge, everyone is fucked, gods and mortals alike.Also, as of SoulCalibur 5, Hephaestus sent out a new batch of oracles with the same mission to destroy Soul Edge, but also - as a side objective - to destroy Aeon Calcos the Lizardman, "the beast who devours people."
>>56712481>Greek gods are still dickshonestly, Soul Calibur is closer to canon as you'd think at first sight
>>56629497I had a 3-second ring out with Voldo.I could straight up fight with Nightmare or Seigfried.I could combo the shit out of people with Talim...But for some goddamn reason I was dedicated to learning Maxi despite being unable to get past the "Flail blindly, mash buttons" stage of his nunchucks.
>>56713315I prided myself on avoiding blind mashing with Maxi and actually trying to learn his links.
>>56713315Same. Playing Maxi for me was always like doing a delicate ballet with tourettes syndrome. Each button press precise and calculated. Yet even then he would fling himself wildly in the opposite direction and play invisable drumsolos for ten seconds before returning to the fight at hand.
>>56683778It's a crystal Ball. She's hitting people with a magically manipulated rounded chunk of quartz.
Harem outfits when?
This was a shit thread.
>>56714860There there son.
>>56714860It was a great thread.
>>56714860I haven't had a good Soul Calibur thread in a while. It felt good to talk about it, especially since there's so much to work with as a setting on its own.
>>56714860I dunno, I enjoyed it. Learned new things about SC lore.
Last for best boy.