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Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2015, 07:02:58 PM »
I'd like to join in on this if you still have room.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2015, 07:06:48 PM »
Thanks, that helps.  In that case, might go professional athlete.  Maybe an American football player on a small market team (Titans maybe?  Fun little play on the situation) in the offseason.  Plan on going physical, then social, then mental...bit different than most of my chars. 

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2015, 07:20:43 PM »
I'd like to join in on this if you still have room.

It's still early days yet. Do you have a character concept in mind?

Thanks, that helps.  In that case, might go professional athlete.  Maybe an American football player on a small market team (Titans maybe?  Fun little play on the situation) in the offseason.  Plan on going physical, then social, then mental...bit different than most of my chars.

Decided on a parent or pantheon yet?

Offline kckolbe

Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2015, 07:33:47 PM »
Well, I like Sky and Justice, but not really feeling Zeus, so still undecided.  Starting to look at a couple of Norse ones as well.  I figure I'll wait until I see a bit more from others and choose a deity that isn't a rival.

Offline Marie Reynolds

Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2015, 07:41:40 PM »
I let you know after i get out of my dragon age virtual tabletop.

Offline Jaded

Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2015, 10:10:54 PM »
I am thinking a Scion of the Morrigan, probably a (former) military helicopter and/or fighter pilot, maybe turned mercenary before her visitation.  Her defining relic is probably a big sword. 

Though one question.  On page 151 of the companion book it there is a relic power that allows the item to "Item may alter its basic shape, length, color, or some other physical attribute."  Can it only change one of those, or any/all of them at once?  Basically, could a sword only shrink, or could it fully transform into something else?

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2015, 08:29:47 AM »
Concept: Danny Andrew Alexander is a football player for the Tennessee Titans.  Depending on the "anonymous source" from the organization, he is either locker room cancer or a team leader.  What is known is that he very rarely comes off of the field.  He  plays on offense and defense, and is the most recognizable player on the team outside of the quarterback.  He's cocky, brash, and can carry quite a grudge.

God/pantheon is undecided, and so birthright and virtues are unspent, as well as freebie points.  I don't want him to be a perfect clone of a god, actually prefer him to not be much of a fit.  He is the closest match to Zeus, though.

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Strength: 3
Dexterity: 4
Stamina: 4

Manipulation: 4
Charisma: 3
Appearance: 2

Intelligence: 2
Perception: 2
Wits: 3

Academics 1 Athletics 3 Awareness 1 Brawl 3 Command 2 Control 1 Empathy 1 Fortitude 2 Integrity 1 Investigation 1 Melee 3 Occult 1 Politics 3 Presence 3 Stealth 1 Thrown 3

Epic Strength 2 (Holy Bound, Holy Rampage)
Epic Dexterity 1 (Cat's Grace)
Epic Stamina 2 (Self Healing, Solipsistic Well-Being)
Epic Manipulation 1 (Overt Order)
Epic Charisma 1 (Inspirational Figure)
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Offline vonpenguin

Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2015, 08:44:12 AM »
Hello. If there is still room in this I would love to join. I've had a few concepts kicking around my head forever. A son of Tyr who works for law enforcement and has an almost pathological need to ignore his own need over others, not in the "I'm so selfless" type of way but in a slightly screwed in the head, "Get some sleep and eat something you moron", way. Other ideas are a Hephaestus child who is mostly a gear head, suping up cars and such. Third is a Child of Artemis that was previously either going into special forces or intelligence work.

Basically Combat Wombat, Skill Monkey, or sneaky type depending on the overall feel of everyone else's characters.

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2015, 01:08:26 PM »
There's also a Native American Pantheon here

http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/main-category/main-forum/scion/1377-fan-written-scion-material

under 'The Manitou'. You might want to have a look at that and see if it works for what you want to do. There's definitely nothing wrong with having a trickster in the group.

I can see some of this stuff working well and some of it needing some work, including rebuilding in order to fit better and being more the Cherokee version instead of the Br'er version.  Not a huge number of differences, but a few.  How much leeway could I be given to rebuild Rabbit?

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2015, 04:52:54 PM »
I am thinking a Scion of the Morrigan, probably a (former) military helicopter and/or fighter pilot, maybe turned mercenary before her visitation.  Her defining relic is probably a big sword. 

Though one question.  On page 151 of the companion book it there is a relic power that allows the item to "Item may alter its basic shape, length, color, or some other physical attribute."  Can it only change one of those, or any/all of them at once?  Basically, could a sword only shrink, or could it fully transform into something else?

Any of those probably fit okay.

For the relic, generally the change is only a single aspect. Think of Sun Wukongs staff



Check this from about 8:00 where he goes to *ahem* obtain a magic weapon. You can see the size change at 9:40

Now, if it could change everything, you'd have an item that could effectively change into any other item, and that could cause all sorts of bother :)

If you wanted to have it change so you could hide it, I'd allow a second form for a single dot, and it could change back and forth between those two.

Concept: Danny Andrew Alexander is a football player for the Tennessee Titans.  Depending on the "anonymous source" from the organization, he is either locker room cancer or a team leader.  What is known is that he very rarely comes off of the field.  He  plays on offense and defense, and is the most recognizable player on the team outside of the quarterback.  He's cocky, brash, and can carry quite a grudge.

God/pantheon is undecided, and so birthright and virtues are unspent, as well as freebie points.  I don't want him to be a perfect clone of a god, actually prefer him to not be much of a fit.  He is the closest match to Zeus, though.

Don't worry about stats for now. All we need is a character concept for now.

Hello. If there is still room in this I would love to join. I've had a few concepts kicking around my head forever. A son of Tyr who works for law enforcement and has an almost pathological need to ignore his own need over others, not in the "I'm so selfless" type of way but in a slightly screwed in the head, "Get some sleep and eat something you moron", way. Other ideas are a Hephaestus child who is mostly a gear head, suping up cars and such. Third is a Child of Artemis that was previously either going into special forces or intelligence work.

Basically Combat Wombat, Skill Monkey, or sneaky type depending on the overall feel of everyone else's characters.

Any of those would work. Do you have a strong preference for any of them?

I can see some of this stuff working well and some of it needing some work, including rebuilding in order to fit better and being more the Cherokee version instead of the Br'er version.  Not a huge number of differences, but a few.  How much leeway could I be given to rebuild Rabbit?

The essentials would be to work out favoured epic attributes and boon purviews. Using the Manitou, you have access to a Pantheon Specific Purview.

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2015, 05:57:09 PM »
The essentials would be to work out favoured epic attributes and boon purviews. Using the Manitou, you have access to a Pantheon Specific Purview.

Sounds good ^_^ Rereading some of the Rabbit stuff, Epic Perception probably isn't appropriate, but Illusion would be, as would the favoreds of Athletics and Presence.

Harmony and Valor would both be at 1, but with Intellect saying "promote ignorance in any form," do I need that low to be able to hide the existence of the gods or to otherwise lie and deceive?

I've got some weird relic ideas of my own to ask about, but they can always wait until later.  This concept may not even work overly well in this game.

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2015, 06:22:33 PM »
Sounds good ^_^ Rereading some of the Rabbit stuff, Epic Perception probably isn't appropriate, but Illusion would be, as would the favoreds of Athletics and Presence.

Harmony and Valor would both be at 1, but with Intellect saying "promote ignorance in any form," do I need that low to be able to hide the existence of the gods or to otherwise lie and deceive?

I've got some weird relic ideas of my own to ask about, but they can always wait until later.  This concept may not even work overly well in this game.

If I was to pick out attributes for Rabbit, Epic Dex, Manipulation and Wits seem fine. Animal (Rabbit), Chaos and Illusion, as well as the PSP. Earth might fit too.

Athletics, Awareness, Presence .. not sure about the rest.

Playing a Scion of Rabbit, I suspect would be something like this  ;D



I'm not sure I get what you're going with on the virtues though.

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« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2015, 06:44:17 PM »
Athletics, Awareness, Larceny, Presence, Stealth and Survival were my plan.

I agree with your assessment, though Earth is too much of a stretch.

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Epic Dex, Manipulation and Wits seem fine. Animal (Rabbit), Chaos and Illusion, as well as the PSP

As far as the virtues, I see the character as being very willing to attack from underhanded means, which rules out Valor, and Harmony as trying to strike a cosmic balance is pretty out as well, unless it has some aspect that I wasn't considering.

Cherokee generally switches Endurance for Intellect in the thing you listed, but I think she'll stick with Endurance.

It may also amuse you that I've had the character concept in the past insist that Bugs Bunny was based on her dad's stories ^_^

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2015, 12:04:17 AM »
If you wanted to have it change so you could hide it, I'd allow a second form for a single dot, and it could change back and forth between those two.

Oh, that is what I had in mind actually.  Not something that could transform into anything, but a sword that could transform into one other object for concealment. 

Offline vonpenguin

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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2015, 12:22:00 AM »


Any of those would work. Do you have a strong preference for any of them?



I've got a slight preference for the first or last, just because I'm playing a lot of skill monkey mechanical types in games off this site.

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« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2015, 03:22:10 AM »
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Don't worry about stats for now. All we need is a character concept for now.

Yeah, just wanted to give a little extra since I hadn't decided on a god or even pantheon.

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2015, 07:16:43 AM »
Athletics, Awareness, Larceny, Presence, Stealth and Survival were my plan.

I think it's 5 favoured, so you might need to trim one of those off

It may also amuse you that I've had the character concept in the past insist that Bugs Bunny was based on her dad's stories ^_^

I can get behind that :)

Oh, that is what I had in mind actually.  Not something that could transform into anything, but a sword that could transform into one other object for concealment.

One dot relic power.

There's also a one dot power that is on one of the Tuatha relics that allows the character to summon the weapon from a sort of cosmic bag of holding, and dismiss them again. It doesn't say where the item is, but the character can summon and banish it at will.


I've got a slight preference for the first or last, just because I'm playing a lot of skill monkey mechanical types in games off this site.

It's your call :)

Yeah, just wanted to give a little extra since I hadn't decided on a god or even pantheon.

Not a problem. Just figure out the background stuff first, then we can worry about the mechanics.


So, a question. While I don't like the American pantheon, their PSP isn't too bad. I could see Industy being linked to other deities traditionally known for their crafting. What are your thoughts on that? Yay or nay?

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2015, 04:14:38 PM »
I'm kind of interested in Scion but I have question about the character creation process, in that is there a limit to being 'awakened', notified, ect. as far as ages go?

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2015, 04:33:05 PM »
If you mean when the Scion receives their visitation and finds out the world is a tad different to what they thought it was, no.

Backgrounds are left completely blank more or less. I've seen characters who were street thugs and characters who were royalty, and everything in between.

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« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2015, 05:43:08 AM »
   Lacey Bruce grew up in a rough patch of London with her father—Daniel—younger sister, and brother.  Her mother had been a stripper her father dated a few months before she wandered off.  A year later, he started dating anther.  Unlike Lacey's mother, this woman was slowly descending into drug addiction, neglecting and even hurting her family. 

   When their youngest was three, Daniel loaded them all up in his heavily restored vintage mustang and drove to London, whee he got a job as an auto mechanic. 

   Money was always tight for them, but it wasn't a bad childhood.  When Lacey was nine, she gave her father a soft, serious talk about why they'd left her mother while they worked on the car together.  By the end of it he'd put aside his own marijuana habit never to take it up again.  Lacey loved to watch movies, play games, and practice martial arts with her father.  They both loved RC Cola, and would sometimes crack cans of it together.  Lacey did passingly well in school, and even better on the gym team. 

   After Lacey's freshmen year, her father got an opportunity to take a big step up in the world.  He was offered a position in Paris working for a specialty shop that maintained American sports cars. 

   Trying to make new friends in Paris—and get better with the language—Lacey met a diverse club of young men and women who played at parkor—both racing and performing.  She rapidly fell in love with the hobby.   It felt like flying.  It felt like magic.  It felt like she was taking a firm grip of her own life and making it do what she wanted it to!

   Lacey was seventeen and touring a college campus when she first saw the girly, drunk frat boy who seemed to kick parties into high gear whenever he went.  At first she thought nothing of him, but from time to time over the next days—it was summer, she was always wearing her favorite lacy, bare midriffed tops—she kept stumbling across him, and noticing hims staring at her tight little waist. 

   Long story short, he was starting to get creepy.  But when he stole her belly button, Lacey's fear became anger and she pummeled him with her purse, then chased him—laughing like a mad man—up onto the roofs of Paris and off across town. 
   
   He taunted her, teased her, performed all manner of immobile stunts, but between anger, pride, and annoyance, Lacey refused too give up.  Eventually, it ended with her cornering him in the bell tower atop Notre Dame.   

   (Yes, she scrambled up the outer walls to get there!) 

   “I knew it!” the man laughed as he somehow became more grand—voice resonant as a bronze bell, wild hair storm tossed instead of greasy, scars looking more like nobly won war wounds than signs of bad acne.  “You're no ordinary girl.  You're mother should have awakened you by now.” 

   “What are you talking about?  Who are you?  And what did you do to my belly button?” 

   He laughed long and loud.  He smacked her on the hard abs and her naval reappeared.  Then he replied, “I am Raiden.  The question, girl, is who is your mother?   More importantly, the question is who are you?” 

   “I don't understand?  My mother's name was Shana?” 

   “I doubt that, but I'll answer the important question.  You are a hero waiting to happen.   You are the daughter of a goddess.  You are the wind and the rain.  You are apotheosis waiting to  happen.  You stand here, like a lightning bolt coiled to strike. 

   “So what are you waiting for?  Burn hot, shine bright, awaken!” 

   Lacey threw back her head and howled in agony and ecstasy as the divine blood in her veins was rewritten partial in Raiden's image and brought to life! 
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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2015, 06:56:07 AM »
Wow, good stuff Muse.  Question about rivalries.  Each god has a list of rival gods with one listed before a semicolon.  Is that first god on the list the main rivals, with the others being less significant?

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2015, 09:17:44 AM »
Looks like before the semi colon is rivals within the same Pantheon, after it are rivals from other Pantheons.

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2015, 09:22:26 AM »
Ok, I'm far enough along and comfortable enough with my idea to post a blurb and let everyone else know what kind of character I'm going with. Think I'm going with a sort of god of travel concept. Taking Epic Dexterity for all the movement stuff, Sky so I can fly and jump really far, Psychopomp to teleport eventually, stuff like that.

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Madison Grace Parker is following in the footsteps of her mother, engaging in archaeology, philanthropy, and education across the globe. She is a daughter of Nusku, the Mesopotamian god of fire and civilization (one of the gods in that link Hairy posted on the first page). Ever since awakening as a Scion, her goals have remained unchanged; all that has changed in her mind is how she accomplishes them and how much of a difference she can make on her own.

Madison is cultured, well traveled, and a bit of a bookworm despite her outgoing nature and athleticism. She also has a deep appreciation for cultures and beliefs outside her own instilled by her mother, making her accepting and generally easy to get along with. Her biggest strength, and possibly her biggest weakness, is her curiosity. Madison dislikes not knowing something, whether it's something as simple as the answer to a question or something as big as the way her new universe works. To her, this whole Scion business is just a puzzle to be solved and Madison is determined to make sense out it.

So while other Scions might meet a Titan with sword in hand, Madison is just as likely to show up with a pen and paper to record their strengths and weaknesses, observe their goals and motivations, and pass what she learned onto those that can make use of the information.

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2015, 09:27:45 AM »
I like it!  I'm slightly altering mine to a QB (after deciding there are way too many cool looking Philip Rivers pictures to not use him).

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Re: Scion interest check
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2015, 11:10:55 AM »
Danny Alexander, the Stolen Son (Scion of Hermes...kind of)
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It would not do one well to ask how it was that both Zeus and Apollo should come to favor the same woman with their affections, but given Zeus' tendency to explore, it was only a matter of time.  Whoever the parent was, it was clear that at least one of the gods had sired young Danny, who clearly was more gifted than his fellow children.  Zeus and Apollo decided they would wait and see which of them he favored more, with both attempting to influence the outcome in little ways.  Naturally, results were mixed.

Like Zeus, Danny had a natural authority about him, and his natural talent for throwing certainly boded well for Zeus' claim of parentage, but Apollo immediately claimed that Danny's charisma, amber eyes, and general athleticism were the result of his divine blood, not Zeus'.  Unaware of the "custody battle" being waged in the heavens above him, Danny continued growing and making use of his incredible talents, and passing the age at which the Greek Gods generally bestowed the gifts of their lineage.  He pursued American Football, earned a college scholarship, and even ended up drafted by the Tennessee Titans. 

Eventually, the two agreed that a decision needed to be made so that one of the two could see their legacy grow.  Hermes suggested a compromise.  Danny would be offered a gift from each parent, which Hermes would deliver to Danny, so that neither prospective parent could interfere with the young man's decision.  Whichever gift he chose, he would receive that god's blessings, and the other would not interfere in the man's life.  Both gods agreed, and Zeus, suspecting Hermes of planning to keep the gifts for himself, warned Hermes against retaining the gifts.  Zeus would prove to have been right to be suspicious, but wrong as to why.

Hermes came to Danny the night after he was drafted and laid out the two gifts, saying they were his should he accept Hermes as his divine sire.  Danny, knowing nothing of the deal with Apollo and Zeus, believed he was Hermes' descendant, and gladly accepted.  Hermes gained a new scion of exceptional potential and had the delight of getting one over on both Zeus and Apollo.

Since then, both Zeus and Apollo have kept their words in the way often expected of Greek Gods.  There was no direct interference, but Danny would suddenly find that the sun's rays would end up in his eyes in important moments, or that the wind would cause the occasional pass to become an interception.
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(2) Tear of Apollo: This simple gem is the hardened tear of Apollo, shed in joy when Hermes presented Apollo with the first lyre, a musical instrument invented by Hermes.  Apollo was so moved by the instrument that a single tear of his hit the ground, turning into a gem, and the dirt around it into white gold.  Apollo scooped it from the ground and later gifted it to Hermes as a gift to his Scion.  Grants access to the Sun purview and once per day may grant an extra success on a Perception roll.

(5) Zeus' Vengeance: This pilum was given to Hermes by Zeus as a gift to his Scion, as well as to remind Hermes not to cross him.  This pilum can replicate itself each time it is thrown, a new pilum appearing in the hand of the one who threw it, and appears to be no more than a simple pen until activated.  It also grants a +3 to damage. (4 bonus points spent)

Mechanically, he'll be a scion of Hermes, but his other "parentage" will be reflected for flavor.  I liked the idea of Apollo and Zeus indirectly screwing with him, because the Greek Gods were really petty like that.