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Urist Mc Dwarf

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A Demon's Tale
« on: August 26, 2019, 11:29:03 pm »

The night is peaceful. Quiet. Still. Though mountains tower ominously over the tranquil kingdoms that lie below, and ruined fortresses rise from their peaks like jagged teeth, no armies or raiders or monsters come to savage and destroy. In one distant village, quieter and more peaceful than most, isolated by a wild river, on the very edge of the mountains...the only sound is the soft swish of bat wings through the night sky. In most houses, everyone is asleep, some snoring gently. In one building an old man stays up, telling stories to a collection of wide-eyed children. He takes a sip from his tankard, pausing in the tale of how the Hundred Heroes brought down the vile kingdom of Vutai, of how the earth itself was shattered during the battle.

He is the first to feel it when a wave of dark energy blasts out from somewhere far too close for comfort. The man doesnít know what causes it. No one does, as the burst sends animals fleeing, withers the grass and lichen that clings to the mountainsides, makes the very stones tremble with remembered evil. Many wake up, crying in sudden terror. The children listening so intently sob and shriek. Even those who sleep through the sudden shock find their dreams dark and disturbed and best left forgotten.

The events of this night will echo around the world, both immediately and because of what will rise. But what caused themÖ

[][FORM] The ancient evils practiced in the fortress left their marks, causing a spontaneous uprising of power which took the shape of a demon, with no memories of what has come before, only ambitions of what will be and the power to make them come true (Choose no starting traits, gain 2 starting power and 2 essence points)

[][FORM] Many demons died with Vultai, their power and essence shattered. Slowly these fragments drew together, at last growing strong enough to form a true demon once more. Many thoughts whisper in its head, minds not its own, offering knowledge but costing strength (Choose 4 starting traits, gain no starting power or essence points)

[][FORM] A demon was locked away here, having managed to survive the Fall of Vultai but little more. Locked away, spending its strength freely, it at last managed to escape, much of its memories and strength lost, but not all of either. (Choose 2 starting traits, gain 1 starting power and 1 essence point)

...Proved to be irrelevant. This new demon was a thing of terror, its name foul enough to tear a mind asunder, its form painful to look upon.

[][NAME]: The more terrifying and unpronounceable, the better. A really horrific name might see a bonus being handed out.

[][DESC]: Though no mortal can see your true form and live, their puny minds insist on there being something. What vile nightmare do they see as they look upon you? A really terrifying form might see a bonus handed out.

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Hello, and welcome to A Demon's Tale, a suggestion game where you will play a vile and terrible demon, a creature of incredible might both physical and magical. I am going to give a quick description of the mechanics, which will probably be moved at some point.

Power is your base stat, unique to Demons, Angels, and Champions. It represents everything about you - your strength, speed, intelligence, magical capabilities, etc. Power is divided by the number of actions you do in a turn and then the result is added as a bonus to all rolls. Assuming no bonuses, you will start with 10. If an ordinary person's abilities were translated into power, they would have 1.

Essence Points represent your capability to change the world through your malevolent will. Spending an Essence Point will move a roll up one category - from Critical Failure to Serious Failure, for instance. They can be tricky to get back, so be careful with how you spend them.

Traits are special abilities you have, such as skill with creating undead or powerful persuasive abilities. Pretty much everything you will encounter as traits, which give bonuses or penalties to rolls. An example starting trait would give you +5 to any roll where you create or command undead.

All rolls will be on a d100. They will either be opposed, or your success or failure will be determined by these categories: 1-5 is a critical failure, 6-25 is a serious failure,26-50 is a partial failure, 51-75 is a partial success, 76-95 is a great success, and a 96-100 is a critical success. A natural critical will be more dramatic than an artificial one.

Note: I was planning on holding off on posting the trait list till after the initial vote for formation, description, and name, but I can post the list for you to vote on or examine immediately if you like.

Urist Mc Dwarf

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Re: A Demon's Tale
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 11:32:36 pm »

Bestiary- reserved

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Re: A Demon's Tale
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 11:33:09 pm »

Lore and Glossary

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Re: A Demon's Tale
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 11:33:45 pm »

Current Status and Dramatis Personae

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Re: A Demon's Tale
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 12:44:07 am »

Many demons died with Vultai, their power and essence shattered. Slowly these fragments drew together, at last growing strong enough to form a true demon once more. Many thoughts whisper in its head, minds not its own, offering knowledge but costing strength (Choose 4 starting traits, gain no starting power or essence points)


Name: Gorgonoth

Description: A pulsating mass of flesh, from which multiple tentacles extend.
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NRDL will roll a die and decide how sadistic and insane he's feeling well you do.

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 12:49:08 am »

[][FORM] A demon was locked away here, having managed to survive the Fall of Vultai but little more. Locked away, spending its strength freely, it at last managed to escape, much of its memories and strength lost, but not all of either. (Choose 2 starting traits, gain 1 starting power and 1 essence point)

Traits:
Persuasive
Flight

...Proved to be irrelevant. This new demon was a thing of terror, its name foul enough to tear a mind asunder, its form painful to look upon.

[][NAME]: Recalodyrer

[][DESC]: A bat the size of a man with three heads, one where a normal batís head would be and one head on each of the wings where a batís fingers would have been. Each head is the same size. If all 3 heads are facing you, you see that each eye glows a different color, the left head having its left eye glow red and right eye glow orange, the middle headís left eye glows yellow and itís right eye glows green, the right head has its left eye glow blue while itís right eye glows purple. Itís entire body reflects whatís around it. From every angle it is like a mirror except for the eyes. Instead of mouths being where they usually are, there are six mouths. One on each ear, with teeth and tongue the color of whichever eye is below it. Itís feet are talons. Each toe is a different color. The left foot is red, orange and yellow and the right foot is green blue and purple. The back toe is transparent

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 06:25:18 am »

Many demons died with Vultai, their power and essence shattered. Slowly these fragments drew together, at last growing strong enough to form a true demon once more. Many thoughts whisper in its head, minds not its own, offering knowledge but costing strength (Choose 4 starting traits, gain no starting power or essence points)


Name: Gorgonoth

Description: A pulsating mass of flesh, from which multiple tentacles extend.

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 01:01:39 am »

[][FORM] A demon was locked away here, having managed to survive the Fall of Vultai but little more. Locked away, spending its strength freely, it at last managed to escape, much of its memories and strength lost, but not all of either. (Choose 2 starting traits, gain 1 starting power and 1 essence point)

[][NAME]: Drkalath the Dark Mirror

[][DESC]: The last loved one the viewer saw, throat slit and body below the neck rotting away.

Urist Mc Dwarf

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Re: A Demon's Tale
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 09:29:45 am »

There isn't a clear winner yet, so I will keep the vote open for a couple days.

Right now, formation is tied between trapped demon and demon assembled from shards. Name and Description both have one option which is leading, but only slightly.