Welcome to the fourth thread for Swords of Avalon, a TG made setting involving Arthurian legend, cyborgs, mecha and giant Robot Dragons. The link below is to the current Google doc that covers the TimeLine leading up to when the setting takes place, that being several decades after the climatic battle of Camlann in which the Rogue AI Morrigan was beaten back by the knights of the Great Corporate houses.Today's thread Topic, The Great Corporate Houses of the Round Table and other powers outside Avalon.first thread: >>61535005 → → # → #Second thread: >>61597280 → (OP) #Third thread: >>61680425doc with the lore:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cm16GUoQtg5IqTe0FM9dKD15TpJGpkOf0Zzi5TS3BGM/edit
Man, after the weekend the thread tends to be a lot less concurred. Bumping with some mechs until we get some traction.
>That proper OP imageNow, everyone: make sure that prv threads are archieved! Ill finish the Second Battle of Luna today. For Merlin and Avalon.
>>61802193Aww yeah. How bad will be the body count this time?
Do we have a not Egyptian site?
>>61802014So are there any mech classes that still need fluffing?
>>61803215Sure, I think every Corporation use they own models or atr least adapts them to they needs. What did you have in mind anon?
>>61803247I meant classes as in longswords, axes, etc.
>>61803455I mean some of the odd ones like the zweihander and the special limited runs like Galatine.
>>61803594>>61803455I remember the Italians descendents had spadones, and the Spaniards montantes.I don't know if the Alpha Franks would use Zweihanders or it would be more a Saxon thing.
>>61802583Possibly a Sector of RoME? Huge agriculture, big architecture, old as balls.
>>61803662Oh, going classic egypt? I like that. What's they relation with the dragons and the other kinds of weird aliens?
>>61803594We would need the name swords from the Knigths. Sadly, my lore is pretty basic and I only knew some of the mentioned already (the Galatine for example, I dind't know about it).
>>61803645Should they be Lombards, not space-italians? Some offshoots of Saxons/Northeners?
>>61803966I'm not opposed, but down the line we could use the chivalric italian novels.
We would need more dragons/questing beasts kinds.
>>61803645We also need the different types of axes. As it stands there's the Frankan variant and the DANE axe but, no generic ass axes.
>>61803662Maybe they're the very first wave of colonists predating even RoME?
>>61804959That's true. Though we gotta finish fleshing out the ones we have as well.
>>61806048Dunno, English isn't my mother language, how many kind of axes do you guys have for war? Would Poleaxes/halber count as axes?
>>61806467The halberd falls into the spear class currently. But, overall I'd say you've got: Hatchet Bearded AxeDouble Axe Axe
Do they develop the robots, or do they dig them up from some ancient civilization?
>>61806560That gives us a littel guy with some big, probably one shot weapons, and three ordinaries with an a specialized weapon, another a heavy weapon, and the other with two of the heavy weapons.
>>61806653They're developed. However a lot of the technology is based upon either very old technology or from an alien species which could routinely fuck with space time
>>61806560Do not forget the Axe that started it all, the ever-favorite Wood Axe. Like Sellsword, Wood Axe is a classification of Cavaliers instead of just one model. Wood Axes are reinforced civilian / noncombat walkers fitted for close quarters battles.Often Wood Axes are hidden foes: Left usually unarmored their silhouette can be easily mistaken as not threatening until they attack, often overwhelmig rookie Knights before they can return fire.Also one of the cheapest "Cavaliers" it has been star of several holo-movies as young men and women are forced to pilot one in order to save their kin. Thus it has a certain romantic feel to it among the masses, while most proper Knights just hate the darn unchivalric bastards.
>>61806658Sounds about right. I figure the bearded axe is a ship killer as it was meant to unhorse knights and slay horses. The Axe is a mainstay like the arming sword and double axe is just loads of Dakka
>>61806653I could see this being a thing in frontier worlds, having to dig half mangled knights.That's a very cool idea anon.
>>61806831Probably also found its heyday in the fall of RoME
>>61806858It was mentioned that mercs scavenge battlefields of the various wars to get a cavalier so its certainly not unheard of
>>61806831I like that, the last part specially. Reminds me to some Jovian chronicles stuff.
>>61806856So what's the Axe main weapon? A kind of rail gun?
>>61807008Probably or maybe it mounts a plasma cannon? Lot of boom, but needs some skill to handle well?
Hatchet: As RoME burned many if its former colonies found they needed more dedicated weapons. On the frontier this would be the Hatchet. Based upon the basic chassis of a WoodAxe the Hatchet was slimmed down and made more along the lines of a dagger. However it still sported the impressive power core of its forebear allowing for a hard hitting and wickedly fast Cavalier to counter pirate raids. Since its inception the Hatchet has found use across the length and breadth of known space. Its small size, high power and cheaper cost making it popular among mercenary knights
>>61807188A few shots in a plasma bombard or whatever, sounds cool for the hatchet.
>>61807008Lwts not too much lock down Cuirassier weapons to allow variation depending eras and invidinual Knights. And players would ofc want to personalise their own Cavaliers
>>61807797Sure, so how it goes, weapon placement? Light, medium and heavy?
>>61807797We could fluff the prefered weapons for Corps.
>>61807853Some variables>Number of weapons (either attached or wielded) on Cavalier>Size of Weapons>Attacks / Damage>Range: CQC, Short, Med, Far, Artillery/Space>Tech Level of weapons. Roughly Bullets<Rail<Energy/Arc and most even now just use Rail Cannons>What against: Infantry < Tanks/Cuirasses < Cavaliers < Dragons < Castles etcBut lets not get too focused on stats and details yet. I would just say two words etc to describe a mech like Axes are often have weapons with short range but heavier damage output. >>61808434Corps and different planets. Me digs. There is some at least already in place.>Their preferences also tell are they mostly anti-drago, anti-bandit n or perhaps even anti-Cavalier force currently.>Also their preference is ho
>>61808520I think the same in the weapons departament, lets only sketch, we can concrete more when we have the basics down.So, what about the Avalon system needs fluffing?
>>61806892I wonder how rigths of salvage work.
>>61808690A lot of the outer system like Saxon space needs fluffing as does a few planets. Really even what info we have isn't a lot beyond what they are used for
>>61808740I particulary don't know about or care much about the saxon part, I know in times of Arthur they were a lot like pirates/vikings and stole a lot of land from the welsh/cymri. So if anyone has ideas, lets bring them to the fore.
>>61808736My gut says what Corp controls the planet holds the rights
>>61808890That's fair, I kinda picture Saxons and any similar culture being something of a space nomads type deal where they sail between stars trading and raiding in equal,measure.
I'm thinking for right now weaponry should be classed by what its good and weak against so for Solid projectiles they're :strong vs. Cuirass and weak vs. Dragons
Continuing the Second Battle of Luna from >61763803The detonation was the second landing-lair of the Dragon force. It had been left open as Tygenes had rushed all his avainable forces up the Mountain.And the cause of the detonation was two other close Companions of Arthur. Prince Alstair, the third son of Lord Lancelot. Ever a tinkerer, Alstair rode his custom Longsword, the mighty Arondight. With him was Lady Guinevere with her silvery Spear with three rotating autocannons. Her past was rather unknown but it would soon be known that she was betrothed to Prince Arthur.Later Arthur had been criticized in sending two of his best fighters to the flank attack rather up the mountain itself. Lord Tristan even has gone so far that Arthur wanted to keep the two alive in case he would have failed. Lord PenDragon would just shrug at these accusations.As rest of the Knights had just ridden the engines of Castle Tintagel directly down to the mountain, Sir Alstair and Lady Guinevere had received a different plan: They would land futher away with a small force of Cuirassiers and Squires. There they would sneak as near the Dragon Lair as possible. Their cargo: every explosive Arthur PenDragon had bought and filled the vast storage-halls of Castle Tintagel with. Half of them would have been enough to vaporize a Lair of any size. Guinevere and Alstair used them all anyway.Tygenes now screamed in rage. And all this time the Merlin-Dragon was tearing pieces off it and was wrestling it down the cliffs of the Mountain. Refocusing itself, Tygenes clawed apart the neck of the Merlin-Dragon and breathed plasma down his throat. As the Merlin-Dragon half-melted and half-exploded the Dragon Commander rallied its forces and charged back up to the firestorm what was the Peak of the Mountain.[cont.]
>>61809396Dammit cant continue Luna today. Instead made this. I know it is crappy and lacks lots of stuff. Hit me with enhancement ideas.>There is so many Cavaliers still in use although they are ancient :O>Some others should be goner as well?>What are the most recent ones? The Longsword Variants etc?Also should have done that sideways not topdown...
Hyperkinetic weaponry: Exceedingly rare hyperkinetic weaponry can only be crafted by a few corporations and their sale is closely monitored. The exact mechanism behind the weapon is actually poorly understood however, what is known is that the fast a Hyperkinetic weapon is moving when it strikes an object the more energy it generates. The resultant release is immense and when used at great speeds can have reactions not unlike an atom bomb. The secret behind the manufacture of these destructive weapons lay in the source of the point of the weapon. 'Leaves' carefully harvested from Sidhe paradox trees. This harvest is incredibly dangerous as the 'leaves' if dropped can result in an immense release of energy. The most often manufactured form are spears.
>>61809973Most likely the most recent are things like Regional variants of most types but even those are decades old at this point.
>>61810269Is it too silly for the setting? I'm not really sure I quite like this one and I wrote the damned thing. Also its designed almost purely as an anti-dragon weapon.
>>61810269Vibro and grinder weapons: Whilst melee to many seems outdated there are still times in which close quarters combat is needed. As such beyond merely punching with an albeit giant metal fist Cavaliers have access to an assortment of close up instruments of destruction. Vibro weaponry has existed for centuries. The high frequency vibration creates a cutting edge which can chew its way through an opponent. Likewise grinder weapons chew their way through armor, though the action is far more destructive. Using a material not unlike dragon scales these chain driven weapons gouge and rend apart armor rupturing systems and destroying plating.
Broad axe: While the Hatchet served as an excellent stop gap for a hard hitting unit. The Fringe worlds needed something more adaptable. To this end came the first Axes. Built on the Arming Sword chassis originally. Broad axes were built with a much heavier power core to feed stronger weapons and power its motor systems beneath heavy armor. This allowed the Broadaxe to be used in fewer numbers if need be. However it excelled in combined formations acting as a vanguard and breaking apart defensive lines with plasma cannons and middle pods.
>>61810701It sounds cool my dude, leave it in. Though maybe describe the damage level a bit better, right now it sounds like hitting someone with a spear causes a nuke, which would be...crazy to use to say the least.
>>61812453True its probably more the faster something is moving the more heat and energy it releases on contact. Ranging from a small explosion that can cripple limbs of a cavalier to a devastating blast that can damage a Castle horridically. Making it a difficult weapon to make proper use of and highly dangerous to the novice.
>>61806064>>61803694Yeah let's go with the Pre RoME thing>Among the first colonists centuries before RoME was even a glimmer in the eyes of it's architects>Landed on the planet New Egypt>Mostly due to it's utterly massive fertile rive (3+ times longer than the OG Nile)>This river helped fuel the first settlers efforts in colonizing the world due to the ease at which they could farm and transport material>Yadda yadda development, founded their own colonies, got in a war and lost to RoMEAnything else?Also I found the pic I needed for this post, after 12 minutes of searching.
>>61812792In the centuries since then New Egypt has slowly morphed. The Arid planet Nilis is wrapped with a fertile equatorial band it is here their culture thrives, now called the Aegypti, this ancient people have over the centuries changed. A heridatary caste has developed to rule the lands of the Aegypti. Modeling upon themselves and using extensive Cybernetics they became God Kings of planets, carefully cultivating a caste system to ensure obediance. When they clashed with RoME the decadent society faltered and fell under the yoke of that mighty empire. The great merchant houses paid mind to the Cybernetics and made use of certain applications of the technology.
>>61813376>Chariot Class>Cavalier type divided into two prominent types: Light, skirmishing, flanking, etc. and Heavy, breakthrough, Hammer to the tank/infantry anvil, Line Lreakers>Basic line Cavalier is the Khopesh class: fairly standard, though a good enough pilot can truly make it shine and outperform more powerful Cavaliers
>>61813376However, when RoME fell the Aegypti withdrew. Sealing their Starways by using ancient techno sorcery known from their very first starfaring days. And, within sheltered from the horrors of the war rebuilt and solidified. The god-kings arose once more and became wary of the outside world. Within their sphere new Cavaliers were developed and in place of the personalized Castle came great barges carrying warriors piloting Khopesh . small chariot battleships raced ahead stinging outsiders all whilst the Cybernetic elites roared orders from Pyramidal command vessels.
>>61813454>Aegypt is currently embroiled in a series of brush/border conflicts as wel as a Cold War with the Saracen powers>Time will tell how this conflict shall turn out: if Aegypt's considerable agriculture and industrial might shall be added to the Saracens or if the opposite shall happen.
>>61803999ah yeah mother fucker heavy gear!
>>61813555These wars are what has driven Saracens into the Avalonian sectors, often these encounters have been on mixed terms.
>>61813817So the Saracens are trying to look for a backdoor into the Aegyptis systems? Snakey, the Aegypti are well built for head on/line warfare where there strengths come into play, but not so much in less conventional.
>>61813869They're still fighting like its the days of RoME. Aegypt is a little behind the times.
Ra the supreme master of Aegypt. So old to remember the days of his youth aboard the ancient colony ship thst brought them to this world. He remembers his daughter Cleopatra loving RoMan Legion CEO and has for centuries worn the life sustaining pharonic mask and rested within a gleaming sarcophagus. Ra and his children, each carefully selected and cultivated from gene samples have ruled without pause for ages.
>>61814011True, but when push comes to shove Aegypt can mess with the best, and when playing their opponents to their strengths, are even more devastating. >Due to prolific cybernetics and gene engineering, Aegyptis Pilots/Riders/Knights are among the best due to skill/memory uploads and sheer longevity affording supreme skill compared to others>AKA: They have a higher than average number of Aces among their forces, whether spread out as leaders/morale boosters, or condensed into Elite Strike Teams/Warbands to utterly crush the opposition
>>61814371This dearth of skilled fighters helps counter the overall lack of progress that Aegypt has made. Many of its technologies are rather outmoded. The Khopeah though modern by all accounts is still using older style spell defenses and weaponry. Favoring Rail cannon over even plasma.
So Aegypt is a weird mashup of cyberpunk dystopia and well Egypt?
>>61815051Yes. The two fit very well together: Opulent Elites segregated from the sprawling, downtrodden masses by genes and augments.>Avalon fears Aegypt unironically for one main reason: It is a dark mirror of themselves, where the Corps discard the veneer of selflessness and revel in the control over Humanity.
>>61814662>Aegypt favors Rail/Gauss weapons due to the versatility they grant>This versatility comes into it's own in the mass battles they favor with rear ranks providing arcing artillery support with front line loosing direct fire upon enemies>That and they are much cheaper to provide and maintain compared to Plasma>Lasers are also a prevalent weapon among Aegyptian Cavaliers, a favorite method is to run a tight stream EMP along the laser beam to scramble Cavalier internals opened by railguns
>>61815950Almost would see that EMP would be big nono for them with their heavy cybernetisation. Or they are heavily shielded from it.+ Rail Cannons are the most common weapons already, plasma is rare with the exception of Dragons.>>61815051Digging this cyber-egypt a lot still
>>61809212Following the Fall of RoME many terraforming attempts failed (Morrigan AI was later built to fix this Dragon-Terraformers but... ) and caused large migrations of populations. Saxons are one of the most famous examples of these, but they evenactually settled on Solar System (there must have been fuckloads of them to be allowed back to the Homesystem). These Migrations along with the rising power of Corps, probably is one of the chief reasons for the Round Table and Cavaliers to exist. And it seems that The Dragon Conflict started a Second Migration Wave...
>>61813598They are bootleg scopedogs, in reality. 6mm ones from Gzg. But yeah, HG took its main inspiration form Votoms.
>>61809973Aaargh this is getting way too cluttered. Gotta restructure at some pointSeems that most of Cavalier Developement is focused on Post-RoME Pre-Dragon times (some then at Dragon War) but we do know really small amounts of those dark times apart from>RoME falls in a series of _CIVIL WARS_>Rise of Corporations (even actually)>Migrations>Starways FUBAR??>Aegypt locks down>Pirates and Bandits>Merlin createdWhat was the moment when the Round Table proved it is the boss (along with Cavaliers most likely?) the defeat of Saxon Horde at ~Jupiter etc?
>>61817947That could be, the breaking of the Saxon strongholds in the asteroids, satelites etc around Avalone and systems around. They could have used the knights to hunt them down level be level without destroying the habitats etc.
>>61817947I love how autistic are we going with the mechs. And those are only families, not even concrete models.
>>61818871God help if we start doing distinct models.
>>61819621Yeah hell no to models. They are best done with minor traits (Lancelot makes fast but less armoured Cavaliers etc) but that is best left to the actual game mechanics (ehe ehe) as we just do the setting. Too many decades and too many Corps to cover.
>>61819654Agreed. With that said, I kinda like thst the Saxon invasion of Sol is what cements the Round Table.
The Saxons: Though now considered only a slight danger there was a time when Saxon vessels entering a system were as feared as sightings of Dragons. The Saxons are originally wanderers, once traveling the stars after leaving their home planets which had become barely habitable after the great Terraformers, now cut loose the ancient monsters Romulus and Remus, predecessor systems to Merlin had begun to unable their work. However as with dragons so to did the Starways falter. The great roads were either unsafe or, often inaccessible. Thus, those of Saxon blood built their great long ships and set sail as their forebears did. Navigating the eddies and guess of Hyperspace with ancient methods. This would winnow out the weakest and as the years went on a hardy breed of man emerged from the black depths. It would be these early encounters thst would shape much of history to come.
>>61806048>no generic ass axesTry amazon, just uncheck the "family friendly search" check box or whatever it's called.
>>61819980The first worlds the Saxons had come upon, like themselves were wracked by devastation. And, though they had sought to trade peacefully it would not be as such. So,the men of Saxony turned to the Axe and took what they needed. With a taste of blood in their mouth they turned towards Sol, the homeland of all men with blood in their eyes and vicious words upon their lips. Like a firey laser beam they burned a line across the galaxy inexorably drawing closer to their goal. And though they met resistance it was paltry compared to the scores of Cavaliers they had built or Redesigned in their travels. Hatchet, Broad axes and most Fearsome of all the DANE Axe cleaved away cities and plundered riches and resources. Like locusts they gathered strength for their next great leap back into the black skies,
>>61820056It would be in the outer system that the Saxon fleets first found resistance. Gael and Celt Colonies after spending years fighting amongst themselves turned their attention to the outsiders. Claymore swept through fleets that had grown complacent but, it was hardly enough to slow the tide. The Saxons would grind inward establishing a foothold upon Saturn's Moon Titan. Long ships took orbital positions and were steadily built up, changing into the first vivariums. While this occurred, the first houses of the Round Table took notice. Raiding parties had plunged in system, bearing no markings and speaking no tongue known to the Avalonian.
>>61820245It would be the PenDragon Corporation that would lift the banners and sound a call to arms. Even as Saxon fleets neared Jupiter the first generation of their own Cavaliers had entered production. Short and Arming swords were loaded upon KAY mega ships and backed by House Tristan quivers of Arrow ships. With fury they rose together and blazed a path towards the edge of the Inner solar system. The now Crumbling defensive network of Hadrians Wall.
Are there any plans of adapting a Pladins of Charlemagne into that setting. Would be interesting having similar yet oposing groups.
>>61821025I hadn't even even thought of them honestly though they probably should be added.
>>61821025>>61821062Merovigians have been mentioned and Avalonian lore is bit early for Charlemane.. yet him/paladins/Normans and all that fun ealy crusade era material is exciidingly good source material for us.Tgey kimda feel to be the future if the setting or tge fate of Alpha Centaurian Franks...
>>61821547Possibly, though we do have full on Cybernetic Space pharaohs as well.
>>61821639>The current Commander General (work in progress name) is Ra's most favored son, Ramses>The product of generations of selective breeding, augmentations and cyberware research, many speak in whispers that he is Ra's successor in case all goes wrong>Currently is trying to move Aegypt's Military forward with renovations into a more modern force to deal with the coming storms>The standoffs and brush conflicts with the Saracens and DRAGONS have shown Aegypt needs to improve or be ground to dust once more>He is being opposed by the Nobles who enjoy the status quo and are chafed by the Princes innovations and more meritocratic methods to improve efficiency>Despite the Royal family's power, much of it is derived from the rest of the upper classes allowing it, they would rather the Royal Family rule than allow another of the families to rule over the rest
>>61821639this Anon diggs the idea of future PostAvalonian Mecha-Crusades versus Cybernetic NuAegyptians.But lets for now focus on the post-Dragon War era. How does the current situation evolve (potentially) to the aforementioned?
>>61812530Should also mention that the damage is focused onto a point of impact unless the wielder messes up their strike, perhaps fumbling the roll causes damage to both, and a critical fail causes catastrophic mini-nuking of the self.
>>61821846I like it. Are we gonna work in more gods?
>>61822667Should the "Gods" be the original God Kings of Agypt? Are they now sort of AI/Ghosts that look over the development of Aegypt?
>>61822727Maybe they're mind uploaded OG colonists that are pulling a lord of light type deal where they appear as divine figures to the general populace.
>>61822206I like it. Makes their use and being granted access to them that much more of an honor. Although hilarity must have ensued figuring out how fucking damaging of them,is.
>>61820849The first battle of the wall was telling. Saxon axes clashed with Avalonian swords. Plasma seared the vacuum and rail cannon pummeled vessels on both sides. The first battle lasted a week at the end both sides, tired and worn had learned lessons vital to the coming days. Upon mercury foundries roared to life and Cavaliersmith set to work. Ancient RoMan warships, some the last of their kind were dragged to the front. Reactors pulled out and tied to asteroids to bolster defenses. The second battle would test the metal of these fledgling powers.
>>61823101The first shots came within a week of the battle. Unmanned Saxon craft sent inward collided with the defense sattelites burning them to cinders. This opening would be a deciding point in strategic defenses
>>61823101>>61823238I dig this, yet small pointers:>Earth got the name of Avalon only after it was wrecked during the Dragon War?>Rail and plasma are bit early. I was under the impession that Rail weapons are *currently* the most used weapons and plasma is still a rarity. (Of course plasma should have been invented in those saxon days as Dragons had them soon). So perhaps bit more focus on kinetics, missiles and lasers?Eagerly following this. Go DANE Axes!
>>61823500That's true kinda forgot that I guess at this point Axes probably are more missile boats than plasma throwers
>>61823624>Dammit these holovids focusing on pretty space-explosions and gettimg historical details wrong. Next the Saxons probably have Dragons on their side??
>>61824160I mean hey at least the production values are nice
>>61823238The battle devolved into a slug fest as ships dueled in the breach. Shrapnel tearing through Cuirassiers as they attempted to board the enemies vessels and Cavaliers trading potshots as they tried to sink the might vessels. For three days th r battle raged. It was said nearby static defense stations had fired so many rounds that their barrels warped in the vacuum and rockets and missile magazines had run dry. But, the defense of the line was successful and, banding together the great corporations exploited their momentum spurred on by mighty Cavaliers Station by Station the Saxons were pushed back. Gael and Celt alike banding together and joining in taking back their homes.
>>61822727I could see that, they have uploaded themselves or something, and a cult has evolved around that.
>>61825661It would be the Rings of Saturn that peace would be obtained. Scores of Saxon vessels drifted, broken and dead within Sol system. Those that would later be called the Avalonian and the Round table had cornered the raiders. What would be called the Saturn Accords were forged in which Saxons may not extend their reach beyond Saturn and the distant Kuiper belt. In addition Saxons were forced to bow to the combined might of the Corporate powers that had brought them to heel. This combined power referred to itself as the Round Table henceforth.
>>61826132I like it makes sense why Ra is still kicking around, he was stuck in meatspace to act the part out. Would these 'Gods' download into bodies periodically if they needed to or even into a specially designed Cavalier frame?
>>61827609Perhaps they are the ones than make the super aces. I mean, egypt wasn't very know for they military prowess, they could put numbers like no one other, but quality in warriors? Not much, they were simply too urban for that. But having OP cavaliers of they own than are revered as idols of they original colonists? Sounds fun.
>>61827727I could see it. Cavaliers built to house what amount to Digital gods that rise from their own personal battle pyramids and wage war with centuries of skill and experience and even if destroyed they rise again from the grave.
Set: Set is one of the numerous 'God's of Aegypt. Once a mortal man as he grew in knowledge and power his mortal shell was shed fading as the Habbas of the Red Wastes of Nilis does. In his ascendance he chose his form of a jackal headed man and within his temple city of Obbob came unto his own. The faithful flocked to see the deity. His priests lips graced with red sands spoke as his vessels, taking hold of their flesh as his own.
Loved the Saxon stuff. Nice glory days for early Cavaliers and the Round Table before all the shit hits the fan. They probs did not even have Merlin up by those days!>>61813376The Aegypt stuff is excellent although I might prefer the name Nilis for them. More fresh. We just only have the Kopesh for them for now - probs should have others or is it truly that they have just one ancient Cavalier class and each God-Charioteer is then just extremely modified?>>61818871Thanks :P>>61806856Added Bearded Axe as a dedicated Anti-Cavalier Axe. It is a recent addition to these darker post-war times and a sign of the coming fall of the Round Table.>Where does the other slightly mentioned axe-classes go? Double Axe sounds a bit like Early Dragon Conflict desperation while Halberd fells like a new unholy Spear/Axe combination... so hellishly fast yet only brutally effective close assault weapons? HuuuhDammit will continue Luna when I can.
>>61829130I imagine they've adopted some more modern Cavaliers. They had javelin at least I would think. Who came up with the Falcuta and the like?
>>61829364Egypt had a bunch of weapon types over the millennia, so it would make sense for them to make local versions of the Axe, Mace, Spear etc. There is also Tahtib, the traditional Egyptian martial art of stick fighting.
>>61829130I figured the Saxons kinda shook up Sol at the time and made the Round Table to be get off their asses and actually figure out a way to take back the Starways. Hence mentioning Romulus and Remus a pair of proto merlins did the job before hand. We maybe should delve a bit more into the fall of RoME sometime
>>61829465Maybe the Tahtib is kind of a knock off Gladius? Speaking of what would quarter staffs be?
>>61829130>>61829471>>61827249How about we assign some kind of dates to events?Lets say that The Round Table counts years from the Saxon Accounts (and thus the founding of the Table)What would something like -800 SA. Start of RoME-500 SA. Fall of RoME-100 SA. Corps start to get their shit together-40 SA. Saxon Conquest starts0 Saxons defeated at Sol System50 SA Merlin AI activated70-250 SA Golden Age of Cavalier Corps225 SA Morrigan AI activated280 SA Morrigan given control of Dragons320 SA Dragon Conflict begins in secret (Axos?)323 SA Sicharus 4326 SA Luna Battles332 SA Calhamm. Arthur MIA, Morrigan splinters.410ish SA current era?
>>61829671I like keeps things a bit neat and orderly as well. Though maybe set it as RT to signify the Round table
>>61829671So would -900 SA be around when the Sidhe paradox forest on Venus be found?
>>61802014Am I the only one thinking of Escaflowne?
>>61830099More than hundred years to allow for discovery of FTL and lengthy colonisation500 years or so?>>61833368Gotta put hyperkinetics to the doc. They are a Late Dragon war thing, to fight Morrigans forces? Can see Lancelot inventing them
>>61829671I would pust that more into the 500, the corps could have had shadow civil wars and started to recop all the loses for example, and start to get tehy shit together and expand again.
>>61834640Yup, definitely fits their style.
>>61829130Here we go agaiin>>61829671Added.Inserted some kind of dates and the rough lineages of weapons. Plus some coloring so it looks a bit more clear. Also bolded the "favourite Cavalier of that era" line. Inserted some other Cavaliers as well to the Modern Era - it needs focusing.>>61829465As Gladius was the first factory-produced Cavalier, Falcutas could be their predecessors but just handmade / conversions like Hand Axes. But were they war machines in the Civil Wars/Conquests of RoME or just for show or gladiators etc? Why they were made?>>61829465>>61829547Please tell what kinda Mechas they are and how they are piloted by the Divine Charioteers
>>61836459You will have to expand them in width soon.
>>61836459>Falcatas as precursors.I like that. Perhaps a bit of both, they could have been used at first for low level conflicts in fledgling colonies, and videos of them fighting going viral, they could have made an sport of the suits of sorts, Gladiator style.
>>61837981I like that would there be dedicated 'sport' Cavaliers for duels and the like?
>>61839225There was some WWE style Tournament talks in one of the old threads. Jousting league of sorts, to maintain the Corps employees happy and rooting for they company, like a football team etc. Perhaps being a double duty for training.
In the stories days of RoME those that committed crimes or fell into deep debt would at times be sent to the most feared sentence. Time upon a planetary colosseum. For, to sate that most bloodthirsty empire were whole planets turned to arenas. Their surfaces made more deadly and executive nobility from high orbit watching as those below waged countless bloody battles for their entertainment. It would be such planetary prison pits that would lead to their downfall as the lower classes became sickened of the risk of being sent to one and rebellion brewed within them.
>>61841211So mecha Spartacus?
>>61841795It also goes to,show just how bonkers RoME was that they'd have entire PLANETS for gladiator fights.
>>61844296Well, lots of planets wouldn't be that good for terraforming I wager. Lots of failed experiments and the like. And you need some place to gather descontents and all that, why not make a pretty penny while you are at it?
>>61844365That's very true and yet still mildly horrifying. Also, have a picture of swords.
>>61844296>>61841211There was many sick REASONS why whole RoME devolved into a clusterfuck of civil wars and rebellions that took Humanity five centuries to crawl back into an interstellar society.Probably at least one of them that they would just butcher defeated enemies / rebels in fucking planetary bloodbaths.Yet even now the Companies, who are at least somewhat responsible for RoMEs fall, still rule although they are now also pseudo-feudal Dynasties.>>61844411So many we have not yet covered......And the sadness that even actually Cavaliers will just be reduced into the Rapier Class sport Cavalier. Kinda fitting, considering their beginning
>>61844411Nice, going to bed, don't let the thread die.
>>61844726I kinda like the rapier being a 'sport chassis'
>>61844411So what would a Flamberge be? A wavy long sword that throws plasma around?
>>61836459The first Charioteers: Upon Nilis the Aegypti writhed beneath the heel of Rome. Gladius Cavaliers and Legion mercenary forces. The great Gods, their cities leveled had gone into hiding. Their spirits hidden within vessels constructed to hold their immense power. However, as RoME waned they plotted and Aided by their brother Ra set to work crafting a means with which to a raise back their worlds.
>>61846019The Aegypti Gods able to posses the faithful for centuries developed a plan. And after stealing several Cavaliers set to work. These first creations were crude creations and, lacking a direct and divine connection sluggish machines. This, would not do. And so, at first through careful selection and modification of a select set of disciples and eventually using genetic manipulation and techno sorcery. The first true Chariots were born, as lithe and agile as a living creature and filled with centuries of knowledge and skill. These Cavaliers emerged from the deserts of Nilis wreathed in sandstorms and spitting fire. Those legions still upon the planet tried to defend themselves only to find these amalgmations of mortal work and divinity nigh impossible to stop. Even should an Avatar of divine wrath fall the god, is unharmed able to rise once more within a new frame to wreak havoc.
>>61808736Probably akin to a feudal ransom. If someone digs up/ 'finds' one, the original corp owners have to be offered a 'reasonable' ransom amount to get it back. If said ransom is not paid in good time, the finders have legal right to keep it.If it is kept without ransom, or the original owner is not found, it is considered to be more of a bandit knight/raubritter until it can achieve some form of legitimate reputation. Orignal owners can and often will get fairly testy over it and have full rights to attempt to get it back by any means available, until a proper truce is signed dictating proper ownership.
>>61846507As the Aegypti resurged from their Isolation these divine Charioteers became refined, and distinct to their Master. From the sky come burning Sarcophagi each holding a charioteer to lead the cohort into battle. Arc weaponry burning like captured sunlight and rail cannon howling as the vessel is filled with divine fury and wrath. The simulcara within a blank soul to hold the fires of a god.
>>61846019>>61846507>>61846620Nice work , I think the Tahtib/Staff could be a trainer Cavalier for all intents and purpose. Makes sense since Tahtib is considered a performance martial art nowadays.
>>61846677I like that. They're basically how knights learn how to pilot one maybe they're also used for things like Tournaments the like.
>>61846620In short, Charioteers use nowadays mindless clones as pilots that the 'God' copy pastes itself into to fight. Said 'pilot' is little more than a processor for the machine and an interface to ensure there's proper connections. Hell maybe some Cults even still use volunteers to do that part.
>>61846838Sounds like the Etrimls from FSS: Fatima only in name, pretty much low grade Bio-CPU for Headd Liners and Mortar Headds to link with.
>>61846898Well thst looks fucked up.
>>61846838So wait are they kinda like knock,off Eva's?
>>61847927>Egyptian EvaThat reminds me of a fanfics, Thousand Shinji where Shinji is raised by a Sorcerer of Tzeentch and has EVA 01 stylized to look like a Rubric Marine/Thousand Son Sorcerer
>>61846620What were the Aegypti gods? AI like Merlin or some kind of alien species? And what is their status in current times?
>>61846019>>61846620>>61846507>>61846838Woah these Aegyptians are messed up (or dark mirror of Mordred and Morrigan?) Added them to dock.>>61813869>>61813555>Somehow I feel that the Saracens Scimitar class is directly made to counter Kopesh and / or their more traditional (cuirass-based) armies..
>>61846549There was talk about young/poor knights being able to take in duels/tournaments the suits from richer but more incompetent knights when duels take place, that or echange them for money, so yeah I like the idea.
>>61850940Up thread it was said they are OG colonists that mind uploaded themselves so they live as data now.
>>61846507>>61846019>>61846620>>61846838That's cool and kinds of horrifing at the same time. Also is the tech of the Aegyptians mainly biological or something? Or its only the vibe I had of them.
>>61855064Nah, they are just using their cybernetics differently. Separating them too much is unneccessary. This anon at least that they are clearly on same tech level as avalonians+merlin or Morrigan +Dragons, but they just use their stuffs in a diffenent way. Particulatly mind-machine merger
If Saxons were an old threat, what the Norse then are? Another of their breeds? Something else? Some kind of Pagans?
>>61856295The cousins of the Saxons? Their progenitors? JOTUN fighting DRAGONS
>>61856346Norse are those who stayed while Saxons left for Avalon heartland??They had to fight Morrigans Dragons on their own...
>>61856442To fight Monsters... We made our own. * Distant thundering roars in the distance.
One thing I was thinking of, was there a pre RoME migration? We know the Aegypti predate them but we're there other ones?
>>61856591The Not!Sumeria/Babylon from the first thread, also the Not!China/Japan places likely. Did we talk about a RoME survivor/Successor ala Byzantine?
>>61802014>CorporateWelp. it was a neat idea while it lasted.
>>61856632Honestly it comes so rarely it doesn't impact anything beyond names and how you phrase shit. Also why do we not have space India yet?
>>61856632A little late bucko, there have been corps in the setting since the first thread
>>61856632I think its a result of adding so many other cultures and getting away from Avalon/Sol. >>61856681I don't think he is complaining about the corps just that they are getting lost with all the Not!Egypt/Not!other culture wank.
>>61856733Good point, so let's refocus a bit. What would it be like living on a Lancelot Corp planet? Or a KAY city ship?
>>61856767Lancelot would be filled with... bombastic people. Very friendly, helpful locals.
>>61856733>>61856626Honestly we should not go too far with the NotCultures+Mechas. Just focus on medieval / Artur / Mediterranean stuffs so saxons norse Aegypt etc is fine but getting too far gets messy.>>61856591One would guess that there was a great amount of colonisation after discovery of FTL Starways. But there were many problems and conflicts. Also terraforming haf not been invented. RoME then was the first _organized_ interstellar goverment they surely were inviying with their Galea-clad Legions and some kind of brutal peace amomg stars.They were higly militaristic and a bit cruel but hey at least they got terraforming and fusion cores working. They just kinda got too decadent in the end but laid groundwork for so many things.
>>61856795A Lancelot Corporate City is a sight to behold. Gleaming sky scrapers clad in silver and gold are filled with diligent workers and holo-advertising. Hover vehicles flit through the air and smiling citizens walk the streets. House banners flap in the breeze and glinting Cavaliers stand at parade rest at each knightly Mansion.
>>61856855This is how I imagine it's like when the Knights singhttps://youtu.be/TdrEmZ35fxc
>>61856795Lancelot Dynamics is always helpful. Even sometimes when you would not expect it. Almost... too helpful.KAY is.. well a bit outdated and brutal. Almost a leftover from RoME. But when you need something done they will do it.Tristanites are kinda broken. They used to be capable of great deeds, but now they are just bitter.PenDragon are lost and without leadership. They rely on the echoes of their mighty deeds. Cracks are beginning to show.What others we got.. some do lack lore almost completely!
>>61856966There are a ton of KotRT to choose from. Just look at the Major Knights table on the wiki alone.
>>61856896I say this is the theme of Lancelot Dynamics.Has anyone given thought to Heraldry/Corp Logos?
>>61857016We probably should nail down which Cavalier Houses are at the Round Table or at the board of PenDragon
>>61858092Agreed and possibly what classes of Cavalier they favor
>>61858092PenDragon KayPalamedes(?)LancelotGallahadGawainParcivalHow's that sound as starters?
>>61858899And probably Bors as well
>>61859249Bors we had him involved in Mining. Probably allied with Lancelot and another Good Face corps.
>>61859249>Cador>Raised Guinevere as his ward, father to Constantine, Described in some works as Arthur's cousin>Yvain and (Bastard) Yvain>Urien>Father of Ywain (Owain mab Urien), husband of Morgan le Fay>Sagramore>Ubiquitous Knight of the Round Table; various stories and origins are given for him>Morien>Half-Moorish son of Aglovale
>>61859397Lanval>A knight of King Arthur's court who falls in love with a fairyThis would make an interesting story
>>61859468Sidhe investigations for everyday aplications? They prefer experimental weapons and have close contact with Merlin, but all the other houses are suspiscious of them.
>>61859397>>61858092>SagramoreThe House of Spies. No one is sure about origin but everyone knows that they developed the Stiletto assassin Cavalier. Actions during the Dragon War mostly unknown or classified. Are NOT on the Round Table but Do have a representative on the Board of PenDragon. Almost everyone dislikes them, with house Gavain being the exception.
>>61859523MAybe their executives are all either Fae infected or have had to venture to Venus?
>>61859641>9I would bet for the second. Perhaps strong contacts with the Pagans, the ones than adore prowl Sidhe ruins and do weird shit.
>>61859468Lanval corp once a minor enterprise has over the ages blossomed. They perhaps more than any other seek out Sidhe ruins and artifacts. Indeed such is their reverence that they have moved their headquarters to Venus the first place evidence of the enigmatic race was found,
>>61860285It was during the Dragons War that Lanval earned its stake at the Table. For, as one of the most well versed in the aliens and their artifacts were they able to harness and modicum of their power and craft the lethal Hyperkinetic weapons thst could effectively pierce even the thickest of Dragon scale,
>>61834640>>61860509Although popularised by the dynamic Lord Alstair of House Lancelot, Lanval Corp actually was the first to weaponise the Leaves during the Dragon Conflict> Morien MineralsNew spinoff from Aglovale, still looking for itself and lacking experienced Knights. Suprisingly wealthy, having a claim for several Asteroid-rich systems near Saracen space. Alas, house Morien does not yet has the means to develop these worlds sufficiently.Prefer spacebourne Cavaliers but Lances are bit too expensive for them.
>>61861341That's brings a question up have any of the Corps gone under?
Anyone else get a huge dune vibe from this? Also how I would fucking love to play this as a War game.
>>61856626>Did we talk about a RoME survivor/Successor ala Byzantine?I like this idea, but I don't think we should focus on it too much. Maybe just have a few lines about unrecognized ships similar to humans or rumors about a large corporation that settled another arm of the galaxy. It's open if someone wants to do something with it, but still vague enough that it can be ignored if they want.
BumpWhat are Lances again?
>>61866907The Spear types are long range with Lances being the largest of those. That pic is a pretty good example of a Lance.
>>61866988Thanks. Is there a quick rundown on the various Cavaliers and their specialties?
>>61867009The google doc has most of what we have come up with, but in general there are 3 board categories for Cavaliers - Swords (balanced), Axes (heavy with lots of firepower), and Spears (Lightly armored High mobility units with long ranged weapons).
>>61867178>>61866988I'm guessing pic related is sort of the ultimate expression of the Lance class? Though it likely only exists on paper/USB... for now.
Well, clearly the USA hour are our weakest hour. >>61867263Five stars stuff is creeping with fatimas and all that.
>>61861341>any of the Corps gone under?We should have some House of Claudin (Alpha Frankian)Their Lord disappeared twenty years after the Dragon Conflict. Was rather eccentric fellow with certain affiliations to shadier parts of scholars.Him gone and heirless the parts of the corporation were sold to other Corps.The House of Balin.Weaponmakers. Recently destroyed in a horrible accident where the Lord of the Corporation killed his brother in a tournament accidentally. The Lord was too hideously wounded and died but only after recognising his fallen brother. Most of Balin stock was taken over by Lancelot Dynamics.The House of BedivereA shining and honorific Corporation during the Pre-Dragon War era, their last son, Sir Nennius was a close companion of King Arthur. Alas he has not been seen since the Camlann, since it was he who accompanied Arthur to Avalon.
>>61869108>by Lancelot Dynamics.Shifty fuckers.
So I find the concept of a Mecha setting, but I run into a fundamental problem when planning to run one. I cannot, for the life of me, come up with adventures that go beyond 'wargaming' and actually involve the player characters beyond simply being the ones who have to do the job. Can someone help out?
>>61871197Anon, Mechs are only one part of the setting. You can steal from Cyberpunk, Star wars or any Space opera plot. I like to do so with westerns for example, specially comics. But of course it depends a lot of the setting you are going for, I prefer semi-colonized, with a frontier feel myself, mechs are only a part if they use them at all.
>>61871197Interestingly, when the characters put on their suits it often is Wargaming-lite. Perhaps some adventuring/exploration as well. But when they are not in the suits the game changes a lot. Then the softer human side is often more visible.
>>61864302Agreed man. But what one? What are the ones than do well combined forces with lots of mechs?
>>61872218I mean there is heavy gear and its siblings.
>>61873211HG probably would work fairly well, or a variant of BT. HG got that Dreadnought game with the Landships we could use for Castles and such.
>>61873249It wouldn't be hard really as the Sil-systems do combined arms well. Also, what are horses in this setting?
>>61873249Oh, I like that, but I never even seen a HG game being played. How easy is to customize stuff?
Here are the Landships from the HG Dreadnought game.
>>61873260Its pretty easy. Though heavy gear isn't quite the right scale power level wise, I imagine Jovian chronicles almost could work better
>>61873259Hmm, transports? Cavaliers are already the knights "steeds" in a way.
>>61874263Maybe they're booster and weapons packs allowing them to go full dendrobium gundam?
>>61875209Or FAST Packs/G-Defenser/Boomerang
>>61875209Eh, I can see it. Expensive, perhaps rare as fuck, but very coveted.
>>61875256Like actual war horses.
>>61875282DestrierCourserBaroqueJennetPalfreyRounceySome different Medieval Horse breeds to work off of.
>>61873259The transport ships were originally going to be named after horse types with "Destriers" being highly valued for their ability to participate in combat.In my mind:Castles - bases (some mobile some not) that can support a large number of Cavaliers, their cohorts and Equus Equus - A transport ship class designed to carry a small number of Cavaliers (1 to at most 3) and their cohorts.
>>61875370Steeds: Stress originated as mobile worker/booster pods for civilian Cavaliers and were vital during the RoMan era for ship building and orbital station work. Each steed has a rudimentary AI akin to an animal bound within it. These AI bond well with their masters and must be maintained to ensure peak performance. During the Fall, many steeds replaced welders for machine gun and the first generation of war mount was born. In the days since refinements have been made and now several dedicated classes of these war machines exist to aid Cavaliers. Ranging from the lightning fast Coursers which boost knights across the field to the devastating Destriers which are armed well enough to give a cavalier the ability to take on small warships singly. Steeds are sought after and a symbol of status. Even more basic models fetch a high price as they can be excellent for scouting and reconnaissance.
>>61875593>Late Dragon Conflict Destrier STEED being readied for battle
Does anyone have the combined links to the threads? I want to share this with /m/. Last time I tried I couldn't properly link.
>>61875960The first three are up on Suptg last I knew,
>>61875510I kinda forgot we had done thst though I almost prefer them being AI boost packs.
>>61876731I actually agree with you on that since I read >>61875593.
>>61875960General archive link: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Swords+of+AvalonThread 1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/61535005Thread 2: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/61597280Thread 3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/61680425
>>61875593>>61876731AI steeds are awesome idea and there was some talk about Mongol corp doing similiar in a prev thread as well. Yet an idea: lets make them a recent innovation (doing AI war machines during the Morrigan/Dragon War sounds like a reeeaaalllyyyy bad idea) to give the timeline more color
>>61876914I tought the corps were in disarray after the Dragon wars, and tech suffered a blow. Also we are going full gundam.
>>61877065We started out pretty Gundam anyways.
>>61877065Yet it has been century or so after the War. Settimg needs evolution and giving extended mobility to Cavaliers with Steeds sound just a great way to change the battlefields only filled with Longsword variants?
>>61877336True, maybe they first appeared late Dragon war as basically their original form of being a rocket with guns and have since furthered developed to help cope with the presence of heavy hitters like Claymores and Lances?
Arrows: Like Cavaliers Arrows come in various classes designed with specific tasks in mind. Almost all arrows stem from ancient aerospace fighter designs predating RoME their core thrusters and fuselage modified little and still using the same plasma jet technologies they began with. Arrows however at times suffer on the field as they often lack the hard hitting weaponry of Cavaliers and are relatively fragile. Though not a knightly weapon some Corps such as Tristan Shipyards encourage training with these machines
>>61877739Bodkin arrow: A recent innovation. The Bodkin makes up for lack of armor with sheer speed. This class is known for its sleek pointed profile. Stripped down and overthrusted the Bodkin chassis penetrates even the most heavily defended lines and once inside unleashes a modest but if correctly applied deadly payload of SRMS and laser fire. Quiver of Bodkin typically are still used as a first strike by many lords due to their cheaper cost to arm and their easier handling than other styles. The Bodkin however is a true space fighter and cannot as its predecessors could fight within atmosphere.
>>61878095Broadhead Arrow:Older model. More broad/wide and taller/longer. Could carry much more ordnance into battle and could loiter a greater amount of time as well. The slower speed and acceleration greatly increased it's casualty rates leading to the Bodkin style coming into existence.The larger size, cost, and build times also contributed to it's general replacement on the field. Though rumors persist of a new version of the Broadhead that fixes it's shortcoming.
I can't open the file on my phone. What does does RoME stand for?
>>61878268Republic of Mercantile Entities
>>61878255Maybe the Broadhead is also the modular model?
>>61878624Probably due to the larger size/dimensions/volume available to them. BomberInterceptor(S)EWACCargoTransportStealthYou think of it, the Broadhead can do it. Another reason it's been phased out/replaced by specialist platforms. It's too expensive to maintain thousands of modular ASF like the Broadhead.
>>61878787Makes sense though it also might be why its super commom still too, they made so,many over the years you can get them cheap and parts though maybe a bit tricky to match are just....everywhere.
>>61878866>A common tale is of a yokel tripping over the wingtip of a Broadhead sticking out of the ground, digging it up, and then selling it for Mead/Ale money
>>61878910Another variation is that said yokel thinking its a Broadhead unearthes a Wyvern instead.
>>61878278Can we think of a better word than 'entities?'
>>61878985>And tames it>>61879084MErchants
>>61879158I like this a lot.
>>61879189Definitely mode fitting to the setting.
>>61878787>>61878866>>61878255Broadhead sounds like the RoME commanders wanting a generalist vehicle for their Legions. The model got popular and it was really useful during the Darkness. Even when Cavaliers started to show up they were useful - as shuttes, cargo, traders, military transport and all. Yet their battle proveless kept on fading fast and then Bodkin was introduced. Also the Dragons were problematic for Broadheads as they were so common that their weaknesses (agility) were too well known and easily countered.
>>61879575It also probably fell into the trap of Jack of all trades master of none. It lacked the speed of a Bodkin, the hitting power of a leaf dart and the armor of a Saxon diamond.
>>61856852>Honestly we should not go too far with the NotCultures+Mechas. Just focus on medieval / Artur / Mediterranean stuffs so saxons norse Aegypt etc is fine but getting too far gets messy.yeah, I feel like if that whole thing keeps up the whole Arthurian element gets lost amongst everything else.o yeah, a few arthurian era cultures with Mechs, but not every single contemporary culture. Having said that, if we're gonna have the norse>>61856521Are you suggesting the Norse equivalents of Cavaliers are biotech? Like >>61855064thought the Aegyptians had? Cause I'm down for that
>>61879694Thatd be weird, though kinda fitting with my own head canon of some Sidhe ruins having 'giants' which are now petrified biomechanical constructs,may be the Norse landed on a world with a fuck huge paradox tree? And said fuck it and starting building their tech off it?
>>61879694Also I feel like any of the Not!Cultures should probably pushes out into the Hinter stars. After all they took centuries to rediscover and had at thst point developed into their own separate ways if life,
So anyone shared this on /M/ yet? It is kinda their jam.
>>61879748I originally came up with the Gigants as the Giant analog (Giants are one of the common monsterous enemies in Arthurian lore) during either the first or second thread.The Gigants I described were roughly the size of dwarf planets with the smallest on record (O-9) being the size of Deimos (roughly 1,000 cubic kilometers).
Upon the edge of the Galaxy, almost into the gap where Nothingness truly begins. A colony vessel from Earth found itself stranded. They were some of the first pioneers. Using warp technologies just developed and though able to move faster than light like so many vessels lost their way. Typically this would be the end if the Story. But,this vessel the Odin was not Typical.
>>61881376For this ship would bear fruit. Trapped in orbit, their warp drive malfunctioning and life support slowly failing. Beneath these wayward souls was a frozen, barren world. Save, for a vast patch of green, from on high this appeared to be a thermal seep that could support life. The reality would be far stranger. For, it was a singular massive tree one who's canopy measured over a thousand kilometers from branch to trunk. Those colonists desperate for shelter landed upon its branches. Though, the planet was frigid and barely livable the boughs could support life. Upon it fruits strange but life giving were found as we're strange animals. Unable to till the mighty tree, the people turned instead to what was given to them.
>>61881503For generations they lived this way. Hunting upon the great tree Ygdrisil. Their numbers growing and culture slowly devolving into savage,
>>61881850And I'm done for the night as I need sleep before work
>>61882326>>61881850>>61881503>>61881376Good work anon.On the topic of focusing on the Corps.Have we decided what the specialties of each are? What their colonies/territories are like?>Spaceborn Equus Castle
Bump>Duelist/Tourney Long/Arming Sword
>>61882726Only a few, Trystan is sneaky and a bit shady, Bors mining and terraforming etc. We could do talbes or something to really flesh minor ones.
>>61858899>>61858481>>61858092>>61886768Looking thorough these and others:PenDragonKAY ShippingPalamedesLancelot DynamicsLanval CorpGawainParcival IncorporatedBor MiningI could say that lets add some other not that famous knights there as well (they can be of smaller size but are darn interesting)Checking old threads & Doc:Gawain actually seems to use a lot of Tanks instead of Cavaliers. Cool. And friends with Yvrain (not otherwise lored)Palamedes Not much known. Just a conflict with Tristanites.GallahadFavour rail rifles. Thats allPercival Metalwerks/Incorporated too has little on them.
>>61887277hmmm, since Sir Gallahad was "renowned for his purity", perhaps the Gallahad Cavaliers have lots of equipment to defend against electronic attack, making them bloody hard to hack. On that note, I reckon they and Percival Incorporated should be friendly, seeing as Percival was one of the other knights that joined Gallahad in the search for the holy grail.
>>61888901Him and Bors. Eh, sounds like a fun multi corps fight than ended badly, with two Coprs beign nearly anhilated.
>>61887277>Yvain Werks was born out of Pellinore Industries>Originally a subsidiary of the latter, rose to prominence during PI's decline and bought up liquid assets for cheap
>>61888945>Corp fightWe have alluded to these several times but have not lored these properly. We should.Probably some are honorific, some completely brutal.
>>61889074Shit, my english failed me as usual. A fight with the three corps, but vs another. I think the myths was about those three knights going to Saracen land to get the grail or something, and only bors returned alive.
>>61889214Were the corps fighting another corp, or another force altogether. Cause if it's the latter, I kinda like the idea of Bors Parcival and Galahad fighting an ill-fated ar with the Saracens for a treasure trove of Sidhe relics that either A: doesn't actually exist or B: contains a nasty bioweapon that many of teir soldiers die trying to contain. Either way the only one who benefits from the war is Bor, whilst the other two really suffer from the losses the war incurred.on another note, since Parcival spent a lot of his life innawoods, far from civilisation, perhaps Parcival Incorporated's Cavaliers are designed to do exactly the same thing. Easily repaired, and easily maintained, Par Inc's Cavaliers might lack the more advanced tech one finds on an LD or MAC model, but they're bloody cheap and can stay out on the field for far longer than many of their competitors. Also, a good Cavalier for new pilots, due to their relative simplicity.
>>61881503In time the colonists would once more recapture shreds of their former glory. Forming a whole culture that lived within the mighty boughs of the World Tree. For generations, they lived in symbiosis, feeding from the leaves and bark and fruit and in turning being fed to it. Healers mastered tinctures and elixers made from the tree and plants that grew upon it. Some to heal others that could change the very fundamentals of an organism. This was the world that RoME would find.
>>61890554RoME had sent expeditions to the far corners of the galactic arm. Studying worlds for Terraforming. One such world was Nilis another, the Ice world Ymir home to the World Tree and the lost settlers of Odin. The scientific teams were appalled by what they found. The colony had strayed from,baseline humanity. Their skin was shining blue and white almost reflective. Their eyes solid in color and hair of Golden hue. But most shocking was their size standing at three meters tall and often powerfully built. The settlers dubbed the Jotun. And, though not declared human were marked for Terraforming and a Dragon loosed upon the world.
>>61890678The mighty machine set to work without remorse. Warming the frozen planet, great ice sheets cracked and heaved and for the first time in millennia the planet warmed. The Jotun, fearful did not understand initially what had occurred and as ships of the Republic landed they foolishly believed them saviors as their legends often spoke of.
So, are people planning on writing any rules for this setting?
>>61891432I Heared Silcore, GURPS, BCG etc. But also we have to flesh lots of stuff still.What system did you think?
>>61891485My votes still Silcore.
>>61891485Well what's the benefits and drawbacks for each?
>>61890761RoMan legions gathered the colonists to take back for sale among the many slaving markets that existed in the Empire at the time. Often by force, those thst fled often perished to the massive storms and the slow, painful,death of their host. Desperation would drive one of their own to develop what would change the course of their history. This techno-sage Mimir had been for many years taken off world to be studied. Managing to buy his freedom he became skilled in the arts of Genetics and returned to his sickened homeland and set to work teaching his brothers and sisters and tapping into the boundless power of the World Tree...from its sap he distilled an essence that empowered his people. Though at a great cost. The selected imbibed became monstrously strong and able to shrug off nigh lethal damage as their bodies were healed not by flesh but by the tissues of the world tree binding wounds and staunching blood loss. These first primitive warriors were powerful but foolish. Unable to think for themselves and dangerously unstable. They would become the shock troops for their rebellion.
>>61893637Mimir mean while worked to save his people. He knew the world tree was dying but, hoped to save some of it. Nine of the greatest branches were selected and the Techno-sages of the Jotun set to work. As the Dragon gnawed upon the roots and the great Ice sheets turned to seas. The RoMan legions prepared to finish the race of men off.
>>61893874For, though there had been money made the Jotun were dangerous and rebellious. A liability that would need to be expunged Ballista class Carriers and Siege cannon prepared to eradicate the great tree. Even as Broadheads took flight the Great Boughs broke loose from the World Tree. For, in his travels Mimir had learned many things. The great branches would seed the Tree, nine great vessels that, even as they rode took a new form. Leaves sealing the populace from the Vacuum and stolen fusion drives consumed end regrown in a scale to push the colonists to new worlds.
>>61894124This second exodus would be harrowing. But, once more cast into the darkness.the branches drifted aimless, the warp cores grown within them guiding the vessels towards a further planet. And,what they found far from the greater galaxy a system. Nine planets upon which nine trees of the World now grow. The Jotun, recovered their power and grew. The Ice warriors tempered their nature, raiding colonies periodically with their breakers only to fade back into darkness. As Cavaliers rose to power something new grew upon the distant lost colonies.
>>61894315For Mimir, even now lives the great trees sustaining the lives of the ancient members of the race or those that fall in battle. Their minds nestled among the the leaves in Vahalla. However these would may not always be left to rest. For the Jotun too have Cavaliers.
>>61802014>TFW you posted a throwaway line about mechs names after knights in a thread you didn't pin, but discover it's become a fairly comprehensive setting and actually pretty neat./tg/ you're making me so fucking proud
>>61895219The Jotun, lacking the Techno-sorcerers of other cultures grow their weaponry, favoring solid projectiles made of strange organic-metallic and laser weaponry these men of a lost world also grow mighty living Cavaliers. Each invested with a warriors soul. Their pilots must bond, sealing themselves within and letting the filaments grow into their tissues. Though they may leave the living weapon they are now unable to use any other and indeed thieves will perish if they attempt to steal a Jotun war vehicle. This nimble beasts move across the field like lightning and hit with thundering blows using Vibro and Arc weaponry from afar grown missle pods launch penetrating darts which slow their targets. Indeed though fearsome these warbeasts are only so durable and extreme heat or lack of proper care kill them,quickly. However they also boast impressive regenerative power as well.
>All these Jotun/Norse posts
>>61895420Thoughts on all this as it got kinda weird on me towards the end, not sure how to feel about our "Vikings" being giant blue hairy dudes that use weaponized alien trees.
>>61895502True even has giant robot folklore monsters
>>61891432Meeeh. Focus on setting details, not rules.Hmmm planets, cities and moons.York is a inner system with three habitable worlds: Ocean-filled Ouse, foggy and forest-filled Foss and mountainy but dry Brigitia. In a rather important location among between the Avalon - Middle System Starways, York has been a favorite location of shipbuilders and its Navigational School is famous among the many Corporate Navies.The system has been highly contested during the centuries. It was a minor colony when it joined RoME voluntarily and steadily improved during its time. Darkness hit it had and at least two bloody wars were fought in it, devastating Brigitia and few outer moons.The Saxons conquered the system on their crusade for Avalon and some colonies chose to remain at the System. After the Saxon Accords Ouse was bought by House Gawain and Mordred Holdings. During the Dragon War Brigitia was bombarded once more - its nuclear scars will never heal.Since then York has been steadily repopulating and prosperous. Current owners are houses of Bor Mining and Erec Defence Incorporated. Yet Brigitia is stil cratered wasteland infested by minor Dragons - hunts are staged often by both Houses.>>61895411Thank you anon
>>61896400I like it.
>>61896400Wasn't York the site of one of the 12 battles too?
>>61898169Possibly. We have detailed just two in any great depth so far.http://www.britannia.com/history/arthur/kabattles.html
Alright enough space Vikings time to get back to Knightly warfare! The Seventh battle of Arthur: The battle of Caledonia Among the Paradox forest.
>>61898746>In the Matter of Britain, the forest is the site of one of King Arthur's Twelve Battles, according to the Historia Brittonum, in which the battle is called Cat Coit Celidon. Scholars Rachel Bromwich and Marged Haycock suggest that the army of trees animated by sorcerers in the Old Welsh poem Cad Goddeu ("Battle of the Trees") are intended to be the Caledonian Forest. Dragon Trees?
>>61898746Arthur and his knights found themselves in pursuit of a dangerous True Dragon. The beast had terrorized countless nearby worlds and, after knocking out one of the Lair ships main engines pushed it down to Caldonia Tertius, a long vacant world around s bloated red star. The system was known for its vast asteroid fields and, more important to the story the massive Sidhe Paradox Forest that covered a portion of the planet. As Arthur's Castle ship came into orbit it would quickly become apparent something was amiss.
>>61898908The world beneath was moving, vast swathes of waste land covered in strange coloration heaved and shifted. Arthur knew of the dangerous techno sorcery thst must be at work. However, he could not let the beast lay upon the world gaining strength
>>61896400>Meeeh. Focus on setting details, not rules.Why are you even here? Do you even play games?
What will Sabers/Rapiers be like?
>>61899202There was talk Rapiers are s fancy sporting chassis maybe Sabres are the high mobility sword?
>>61899135Those knights gathered hesitated for a brief moment as they listened to the orders of their Lord and, descended from,on high. Their mighty war ships glassing the surface to create a landing platform. Even as they descended the horizon was a shifting sea of pillared shapes The paradox forest rose high in the distance and the beast had yet to reveal,itself.
>>61899738This is getting creepy. Can't wait for the 8th battle. How'd Arthur pull a win from this?
>>61899738Cavaliers sallied forth, gleaming chassis leaving dust plumes visible for miles in their wake as they closed to the treeline. It was then disaster struck. Intertwined beneath the land The beast had dug a truly massive lair. Great metallic spines erupted from beneath the dry surface each an Extension of the wretched creature and spewing forth its spawn and laser fire. Arthur and his men were forced to scatter weaving between the ancient synthetic trunks.
>>61899289I could see that. The Rapiers are faster but less manuverable than the Sabers. On the other hand, Rapiers are pretty precise weapons, so maybe Rapiers are built for extreme long-range-warfare with the sniping and such>>61899198I'm guessing it's a 'wait till we have the setting a little more fleshed out before figuring out the rules' situation rather than 'never write any rules'. After all, someone will want to play a game in the setting no doubt, but if rules start cropping up too early then the lore starts getting written around them rather than the other way around.
>>61900160>someone will want to play a game in the setting no doubtMy dude, this is just a pet writing project for a bunch of backseat GMs, no one will use it.
>>61900160Rapiers could be an evolution of the Stilleto: fast, stealthy, precise and destructive. Sort of a super Stilleto.Sabers could be derived from speed oriented Longswords.
>>61899966What would ensue would be a desperate battle. Knights danced between the trunks moving to at least counter the spines of the beast. Arthur, piloting Ex-Caliber however sought to strike the heart, seeking the center of the beasts influence. Ex-Caliber danced through the mighty boughs dodging the laser fire and swarms of Dragonteeth which rose from the ground like hordes of chattering insects. However, the Sidhe had worked strange magics here. As Arthur moved among the trees he quickly found himself isolated, alone. Lost within the madness of a Paradox and the claws of a dragon.
>>61900687And leaving it there for the night as I'm,tired as fuck
>>61900272I could see that.
>>61900272Rapiers should be a future Cavalier: a crazy thing with just one megapowerful hyperkinetic or rail cannon. Useful for honoric duels, im war rather uselessSabres sound fun as wellCutlass classA weird spaceborne hybrid. They are a postwar innovation from Arming Sword class: a defensive Cavalier intended to tag along Castles and protect them from dedidated Lances and boarders. Severely modified for mobility and interception but not for speed, they are basically immobile at gravity without STEEDs.Noble scions dislike them for their boring duty, leaving them often piloted by experienced and trusted men-at-arms.Size medium, weaponry all kinds. Shielded but no speed.
So, who does the next thread? I made the last.
>>61906131Not sure, but is this one archived for posterity?
>>61906201Don't think so, I wasn't the one starting the archives, but seems like Doc-kun has banished.
>>61906238I actually haven't I just keep forgetting to add my name to my posts.
>>61900687Time to conclude the eighth battle.Arthur and most of his men would emerge from the Forest over a month later, though beleaguered for them it was still the same day that they had entered that strange place. This did not deter the knights even with their thinned numbers. Arthur had returned with a plan. For with in he had claimed to have witnessed visions of Merlin and in doing so understood better what the beast had done. Ex-Caliber armed with a fearsome hyper-kinetic lance set out. The great machine took flight and readied to deal the final blow.
>>61906533For, though the Paradox forest was nigh invincible, their mighty leaves reflecting plasma fire and even the devastating blsck nukes however, they were vulnerable to the weapons born of them. Arthur, readied the lance, taking to a great height and prepared to release a devastating blow. From on high, the lance would glass all the forest and anyrhing beneath. The Dragon, a cowardly creature roared in defiance and with a blast of its thruster wings took flight to meet the once and future king in the sky. The trap had been sprung. From below a barrage of Castle class Plasma cannon tore through the sky striking the beast in the flank. Knocked off balance it began to fall. It was then that arthur and his men struck in force. Rail cannon spat fury at the beast and Ex-Caliber wielding a mighty lance plunged it deep into the monsters heart. As the knights retreated from,thst strange world, they felt a turning point among themselves. Arthur, blessed had foreseen the next battle he would needed at.
>>61906865New thread lads