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Re: @)~~}~ Magia Exquisitis! ~{~~(@
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012, 04:01:44 am »

Aglaia is down, apparently.

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Name: Frank Porter
Age: 36
Physical Appearance: Frank is about 6'1, but weighs only 150 odd. He has long, black hair, bound into a ponytail if he needs to concentrate, but otherwise loose. He has a scrawny face, his brown eyes are set rather deep in his sockets, and he has a low labret piercing - a small metal pin that juts out just above his chin. His skin is quite pale, and in high contrast to the dark clothing he prefers - usually combat boots, black cargo pants, and a studded leather jacket above a t-shirt featuring some demonic, fiery, skeletal, or otherwise eye-catching band logo.
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Magical Style: Frank knows only one source of magic: blood. Most often, he carries a few vials of sheep or pig blood with him - whatever he can get his hands on - but those are not quite as powerful as his own, human blood (or that of someone else), so he always has a pack of razors with him, just in case. And a roll of bandages.
Most often he channels the power of blood by using it to write runes on paper, or on walls, but if he doesn't have time for that, he smears his hands and face with the stuff, offering him as much power as a time-consuming rune, but at a much greater instability. In particular, it has been known to cause uncontrollable frenzy, hallucinations, migraines, and very rarely suicidal tendencies.
Focus: Would 'blood' work?
Mundane Skills: Frank has been in more than one bar fight, so he knows how to stay alive in a brawl, overcoming his lack of strength with a good technique and the fact that his opponents are usually drunk. He, himself, never drinks alcohol. Furthermore, his "self-mutilation", as his therapist would call it, caused him, over time, to know how to keep himself from bleeding dry using common first-aid techniques.
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Third, stop listening when you should be fighting.

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2012, 04:14:12 am »

Aglaia is down, apparently.

Anyway

Name: Frank Porter
Age: 36
Physical Appearance: Frank is about 6'1, but weighs only 150 odd. He has long, black hair, bound into a ponytail if he needs to concentrate, but otherwise loose. He has a scrawny face, his brown eyes are set rather deep in his sockets, and he has a low labret piercing - a small metal pin that juts out just above his chin. His skin is quite pale, and in high contrast to the dark clothing he prefers - usually combat boots, black cargo pants, and a studded leather jacket above a t-shirt featuring some demonic, fiery, skeletal, or otherwise eye-catching band logo.
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Magical Style: Frank knows only one source of magic: blood. Most often, he carries a few vials of sheep or pig blood with him - whatever he can get his hands on - but those are not quite as powerful as his own, human blood (or that of someone else), so he always has a pack of razors with him, just in case. And a roll of bandages.
Most often he channels the power of blood by using it to write runes on paper, or on walls, but if he doesn't have time for that, he smears his hands and face with the stuff, offering him as much power as a time-consuming rune, but at a much greater instability. In particular, it has been known to cause uncontrollable frenzy, hallucinations, migraines, and very rarely suicidal tendencies.
Focus: Would 'blood' work?
Mundane Skills: Frank has been in more than one bar fight, so he knows how to stay alive in a brawl, overcoming his lack of strength with a good technique and the fact that his opponents are usually drunk. He, himself, never drinks alcohol. Furthermore, his "self-mutilation", as his therapist would call it, caused him, over time, to know how to keep himself from bleeding dry using common first-aid techniques.

Yeah, I took it down. It eats up a bunch of resources, and I was the only one left this late(or early in your case if I recall.)

And before we gen your character, I should probably clarify, you can attend the 10pm EST maptools time right(quarter past 5am EST as of this post)? I seem to remember you were European of some sort, and thus it will be at an extremely rough time for you.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2012, 04:28:36 am »

Oh, right, I somehow didn't notice the exact time. 10pm EST is 4am over here, so, yeah, that won't work. Sorry. And have fun!
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2012, 04:38:03 am »

Oh, right, I somehow didn't notice the exact time. 10pm EST is 4am over here, so, yeah, that won't work. Sorry. And have fun!

No problem, I figured it was something like that. I'd love to have you as a player, but time zones are a pain. Feel free to keep reading things here though. Should be some interesting story stuff going on once we get going.
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The research assistant couldn't experiment with plants because he hadn't botany
Don't expect a bonsai tree to grow the miniature planting it.
Trust your calculator. It's something to count on.
Pencils could be made with erasers at both ends, but what would be the point?

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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2012, 04:45:48 pm »

hmm, no new applicants. Figured we might have at least some other interest here by now. Wonder if the weekend is the issue and we will get more come tomorrow...
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The research assistant couldn't experiment with plants because he hadn't botany
Don't expect a bonsai tree to grow the miniature planting it.
Trust your calculator. It's something to count on.
Pencils could be made with erasers at both ends, but what would be the point?

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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 04:48:54 pm »

Forum Games and Roleplaying moves so darn fast these days as well which I am sure has something to do with it.
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 04:57:34 pm »

The OP is rather hefty, and the character sheet is intense in the weirdest way.
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 05:26:29 pm »

I bet its the schedule.
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 09:04:25 pm »

Name: Adrian Eriksson
Age: 26
Physical Appearance: About 177cms tall, and weighing in at about 87 kilos, Adrian is of a fairly average build. With short brown hair and green eyes, Adrian would look remarkably unassuming, if it weren't for the numerous scars and seared patches of skin he'd look fairly normal in the shirt and trousers he normally wears. His a boots are oddly coloured though, as well as generally resistant to most environmental hazards
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Magical Style: Adrian is fairly adept at using most objects as a "focus" for magic, a trick he learnt while he had a "Unique" job in where any improvement of equipment was beneficial.
Focus: Adrian tends to specialise in improving technology, in ways he's only beginning to understand.
Mundane Skills: Adrian has a doctorate in both Physics and Engineering. He was also a former marine, having a high proficiency with Firearms, though not by any means a sharpshooter.
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2012, 09:16:39 pm »

Your magic is weird, Taricus.

Also, because it must be done:

Adrian

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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2012, 09:34:15 pm »

What is so strange about it? It looks to me just like enchanting with a focus in technology.
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2012, 09:45:21 pm »

It's weird because it's the hypothetical concept of 'improvement' with no other qualifying statements. Enchantments are qualified by how you're improving the thing, and tend to be a rather finite, and they can have drawbacks in areas the enchantment isn't geared toward. What he is doing is overall improvement without any negatives, or a definitive end to how much the technology can be 'improved.' Which is weird. There's nothing wrong with his magic, I'm just confused by it.
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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2012, 09:47:21 pm »

I would like to put forward that he would have a very limited field if he put what he improved in his style.
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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2012, 09:51:33 pm »

I would like to put forward that he would have a very limited field if he put what he improved in his style.

But that's what a focus is. It's a broadly defined limiter in which you excel. He put down technology. Almost everything produced by mankind can be defined as technology. Meaning he can improve, seemingly without limit or negative side effects, almost anything he can hold. The only thing stopping him from turning a pencil into a nuke is the lack of understanding of his power.
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2012, 10:36:28 pm »

From my perspective, it is perfectly clear that Mr. Eriksson's magical style involves communicating with and appeasing the numinous spirits of objects and that he has a special affinity for those objects that are created by and therefore subservient to mankind.
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