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Author Topic: Outfoxed - Chapter 1: A Sense of Direction  (Read 11955 times)

Harry Baldman

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Outfoxed - Chapter 1: A Sense of Direction
« on: July 05, 2015, 09:29:49 am »

Outfoxed
A Kitsune RTD

As enlightenment comes upon you, the First Mystery is revealed.
From the stars I once descended, and made you into my image.
In return I ask that you see to my altars and enforce my will,
That you aid the faithful and confound all mortals and heathens.
Become unknown in this, and the Second Mystery will reveal itself.


- The First Mystery of the Fox God, the Mystery of Purpose, revealed to you upon achieving maturity, and the only one you know.


Deep in the Lands Untamed, slightly beyond the reach of humankind lies the Altar of the Fox God, still pristine after all these thousands of years through the tireless service of you and your peers. You approach the altar together with the utmost piety, forming a solemn circle around it as you carefully observe the nine-tailed golden fox perched atop the great stone slab flanked by rotten offerings made in times past, seemingly awaiting your arrival. It is the Old Wise Fox, the closest thing to a direct representative that the Fox God has in this world, and it is her wisdom that you have come to listen to. You are among the few who have kept to the godly ways, following the dictates of the Fox God that your other kin turned away from all these years ago, unwilling to make the sacrifices required, preferring instead to lead a lowly existence outside of the holy lands. Even now you hear tales of their trickery and villainy. But this is not why you are here today, of course.

As the Old Wise Fox speaks, not in words, but in suggestions appearing in your mind, you feel that the others here, as you suspected, are here for the same reason. The holy lands have grown sick. Horrid parasites overwhelm your weaker kin, rendering them unable to shift their shapes as freely as you do and thickening their blood, and you have not seen a younger fox than yourself make it to fifty in some time now. Your enemies in the holy lands grow bold, numerous and fierce in the face of this, hunting down young and old. The powers of your fellow foxes, by attrition if nothing else, appear to be dwindling. This is why you are gathered here - the youngest and most talented among your number shall be sent westward, straight out of the Lands Untamed towards the lands of the lesser races, humans among them, to seek their magical cures and artifacts, whatever you can find, to solve this great and terrible crisis. You are to trust no one on the way, for any helpful stranger may be secretly a heathen fox sent to lead you astray. Trust only in the Fox God and your better judgement as you make your way to find your people's salvation.

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Spoiler: Foxes and the World (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: July 08, 2015, 05:22:56 am by Harry Baldman »
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 09:30:59 am »

Foxes Questing
  • Faer - FallacyofUrist
  • Martingold - heydude6
  • Viri - Kevak
  • Rev - monk12
  • Whiskers - ATHATH

Foxes Not Yet Questing
  • Katrina - Twinwolf
  • Gin - Pancaek
  • Keepo - Delekates
  • Amaterasu - Sentient Bowtie
  • Dulas - Pencil_Art
« Last Edit: July 08, 2015, 04:53:32 am by Harry Baldman »
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 10:20:57 am »

Did someone say Kitsune?

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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 10:23:06 am »

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Of course, Twin is neither man nor woman but an unholy eldritch abomination like every other Bay12er. The difference is they hide it better.
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 11:21:25 am »

Thankfully I have time for such things now.

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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 11:35:40 am »

By color, do you mean the color of their fur in fox form, or text color?

Also going to do the sheet kind of like FoU did, because that was awesome.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 11:37:25 am by Twinwolf »
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2015, 11:40:31 am »

Do note that if you pick illusions, you have to pick a sense they affect specifically - most commonly sight or mind are picked, but others are possible.

For instance, I assume that Faer does tricks of the mind - specifically fears, with some ability in making them a bit more corporeal than you'd expect.

I'm also going to say that dodging is not a skill, or is at least too broad to qualify for an actual skill. Think more like D&D skills, where, say, tumbling would be a skill, but dodge is a component of your armor class, yes?

Oh, and color is what color you are identified by in posts. Say, Faer would be noted this way when his name first comes up in a turn.
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 11:44:06 am »

"Now that you think about it, you could also define my skill in dodging as "acrobatics", though I am hesitant to say that."
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2015, 12:29:23 pm »

Spoiler: Katrina (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 01:19:25 pm by Twinwolf »
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2015, 01:17:04 pm »

Kitsune's not an actual in-world term, being merely the Japanese word for fox. It's mostly included in the title to make the theme a bit clearer. In addition, it's worth noting that you don't have only one humanoid form - you may have a preferred one, of course, but it's not obligatory.
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2015, 01:19:05 pm »

I'll edit it a bit. And the description is of the preferred human form, I.E. the one she's had the most practice with.
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2015, 04:26:09 pm »

Spoiler: Martingold (click to show/hide)
I spent 5 hours trying to write that poem. Best experience is to read it out loud. Anyway, in case it isn't obvious, my character has a midas touch that he can control, and it only works on metal. It also turns water into wine, I hope you find that fine.

His 3 non-magical talents are persuasion (ignore the "walk a nice walk" line, that was only their for syllable padding and on it's own it doesn't mean anything), forgery, and making disguises.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 11:00:01 pm by heydude6 »
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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2015, 05:25:11 pm »

Hey hey, is this the rtd you were working on back when you send that pm?

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Re: Outfoxed, a Kitsune RTD (signups open)
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2015, 06:41:42 pm »


Spoiler: Skills and stuff: (click to show/hide)

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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2015, 06:42:55 pm »

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