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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2008, 09:19:11 AM »
Well, good luck with him!
Can't wait to see what Ajoxer has in mind.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2008, 12:49:35 PM »
Well, something of a note, my main concept here relates to the 'compatible' relationships between Nobilis, and the 'Rival''s. As such, I'm uncertain if I'd want to add a fourth person- Particularly one neither compatible with the others- zodiac speaking- or 'incompatible'.

Also, a further thought, is if we'd like to have domains as simply whatever your animal is- which would make them INCREDIBLY wide, but I can accept that- making them the effective equivalent of nobles among nobles. Alternatively, we could just choose to go with it being a title bestowed upon certain people, and let you choose your own Domain.

My main reason for wanting a rival is, well, I like the idea that Rivals simply have very strong emotions towards each other, not necessarily negative.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2008, 12:52:40 PM »
Hmmm, though, according to the wiki, there may be a mild amount of compatibility with Snake. I'll leave it up to the others, but I'd prefer not to add anymore characters, 4 will probably be more than enough, honestly.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2008, 12:56:08 PM »
As for domains...

   1. Rat (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd. Can be manipulative, cruel, dictatorial, rigid, selfish, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, scheming, sturdy.
   2. Ox (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water): Dependable, calm, methodical, patient, hardworking, ambitious, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.
   3. Tiger (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Unpredictable, rebellious, colourful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish.
   4. Rabbit (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Gracious, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, astute, compassionate, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, lazy.
   5. Dragon (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal. Can be arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, eccentric, grandiloquent and extremely bombastic, prejudiced, dogmatic, over-bearing, violent, impetuous, brash.
   6. Snake (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, ambitious, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious.
   7. Horse (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile mentally and physically, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded. Can be fickle, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn, lack stability and perseverance.
   8. Sheep (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, mothering, determined, peaceful, generous, seeks security. Can be moody, indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, over-sensitive, complainer.
   9. Monkey (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual. Can be egotistical, vain, selfish, cunning, jealous, suspicious.
  10. Rooster (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, opinionated.
  11. Dog (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amiable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, dogged. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
  12. Pig (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water): Honest, simple, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naive, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.

The general 'connections'.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2008, 01:09:45 PM »
Hmm.  My original idea was that our names were epithets rather than overarching concepts.  That is, 'Bill the Dragon' is called 'the Dragon' because he represents something associated with the Dragon, not because he is DRAGON the archetype.  Does that make sense at all?

Rivalries?  Okay.  We're all one big happy family, sired or borne by our Imperator...  :P

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2008, 01:27:09 PM »
That'd be a vote for the 'zodiac' thing being a title, then?

And essentially, each Trine will be the Nobles of a different Imperator.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2008, 01:38:27 PM »
Inspiration and epithet was the intent.  However, if you want to make us Archetypes, that's cool, too.

In fact, while I think of my character as being an aspect of MONKEY, he makes better sense.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2008, 02:38:56 PM »
Actually being the Aspect of Snake, instead of just a part of it, is very interesting in my opinion.

It doesn't necessarilly make you more powerful, but it does give you more flexibillity (which is power as such).

I'm actually open to both concepts.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2008, 03:47:36 PM »
For Imperators, I'm rather picturing that each Trine is under one of the Four Symbols.
    * Azure Dragon of the East (青龍): Wood
    * Vermilion Bird of the South (朱雀): Fire
    * White Tiger of the West (白虎): Metal
    * Black Tortoise of the North (玄武): Water

I'd leave it up to you which one you'd like and how to build them.

Yes, this game does have something of a recurring theme.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2008, 04:12:05 PM »
Azure Dragon of the East (青龍): Wood

I've had a bit too much Fuushigi Yuugi to go for Suzaku...

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2008, 06:12:10 PM »
I still have a lot more reading to do before the setting makes a lick of sense, but if it wasn't clear yet, I'm all over the Rat thing.

Having the archetypes be our overall Estates is fine by me.  Of course, that creates some overlap, but in a game like this I don't see that being as big a problem as it would be in some.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2008, 08:19:24 PM »
Alright, further ideas- They're flowing like wine!- Genbu, the former Patron of the trine of Snake, Ox, and Rooster, was murdered by the Excrucians, leaving only the Tiger of the North, Bird of the South, and Dragon of the East. Snake, as it happens, ended up with the Azure Dragon. Explains why one of them would be spending so much time out of his Trine.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2008, 09:07:35 PM »
We're equal opportunity! We'll accept anyone into our club...  :)

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2008, 02:23:26 AM »
Alright, thought for how to start the game: Chinese New Year, in the chancel, all the Powers of Seiryuu getting together to celebrate, discuss what they've been up to, and start talking about what they want to do in the coming year. Generally enjoying a damn nice party, booze, and fireworks.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2008, 08:13:19 AM »
Any excuse for a party, that's the Chinese pantheon...

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2008, 10:14:58 AM »
Now, I do have one question.

How is Snake still around when his Imperator was killed ?

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2008, 05:58:55 PM »
Well, we can choose to either have your Imperator have died during your life- in which case Seiryuu intervened and saved your life out of loyalty to the reptilian breed, which would suggest Byakko got Ox and Suzaku got Rooster- or have it happen in the past, and that happened, but you didn't personally experience it. In the former, there's potential for your character still trying to find acceptance in the others, but in the latter, we assume that they might at worst treat you as the kid brother to the Familia.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2008, 07:42:11 PM »
http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=17238.0

Alright, posted here.

I'd also like you guys to discuss what sort of Chancel you want, and what properties to buy for your Imperator. As so far, none of you have any Realm points, you'll probably need osme drawbacks to keep things solid.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2008, 07:44:47 PM »
NOBODY bought Realm?  I may have to reconfigure...
Will post later, when I am not encumbered by squirmy Cub.

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Re: Any Nobilis GMs out there?
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2008, 07:48:39 PM »
Eh, don't worry about it, you can still customize your Realm... It'll just be a bit more... exciting.