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Offline Cyrano Johnson

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Have to see what Nif and Aiden say but it makes sense to me.

Offline NiferbelleTopic starter

Welcome Kythia! We don't have an actual scientist yet so that would be a good niche to be in. In this setting, being a scientist would be difficult for a woman in most of the Houses but I think there are options. I will send you a PM.

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To which I have replied.

I was thinking of using Veena Malik as a face claim if no one objects.

Offline NiferbelleTopic starter

I certainly don't and I doubt the gentlemen will either...

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* Googles Veena Malik * Oh my...

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Just to check - primary skills and secondary skills are just what we think per the character right?  As opposed to picked from a list somewhere (if so, where's the list?)

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No list, go wild ;)

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Funnily enough "Going wild" is what I wanted as my Primary skill.  Secondaries are "Blaming someone else for inevitable repercussions", "Avoiding punishment by strategic crying" and"Stubborn refusal to learn valuable lessons"

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So

Berserk Mode, Creative Consequence Relay, Manipulation with a spec on Tears, and Advanced Rhetoric: self? :P

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FWIW I used some of Burning Wheel's skill lists as inspiration for some of mine. One of those games which has a "skill" for like every conceivable fricking thing but has a knack of pitching them with the right mixture of specificity and general application.

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For those who are interested, here’s the updated 'game-at-a-glance' chart!

Remember, this is only meant as an overview: to the best of my knowledge, all Houses (bar Potemkin) are still open, so just go wherever your muse takes you ;)



CharacterFaction (Specialty)Primary SkillCharacter Concept
Crown Princess Azurine Udel Xavendir     House Xavendir (The Emperor’s House)     Deception / Manipulation          The Emperor’s oppressed eldest daughter, who is looking to establish a powerbase of her own.
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Princess Hana AtalarykHouse Atalaryk (Naval tacticians) SpacefaringAn unmarried princess, and secretly a skilled commando.
Princess Illyana AtalarykHouse Atalaryk (Naval tacticians) Intelligence / DiplomacyAn acknowledged bastard daughter, who’s turned her interests to information gathering.
Duke Tarrek El'Essen AtalarykHouse Atalaryk (Naval tacticians) StrategyThe incumbent Duke of his House, and a brilliant commander in his own right.
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Ghalia PrawomirHouse Prawomir (Religion) BeguilementThe controversial but hugely influential ruler of House Prawomir, and a figurehead for the Empire’s faith
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Princess Maleida BroedinHouse Broedin (Landowners and traders) Trade ExpertThe Duke’s beloved daughter, who’s fated to be used as a political bargaining chip in order to secure her House’s future.
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Prince Jalen NovariHouse Novari (Xeno-ambassadors) AdventurerThe notorious rake of House Novari, famed for his adventuring exploits and wild parties.
Lord Al-Karim ibn Novari-OrzoroneHouse Novari (Xeno-ambassadors) Martial ArtsHead of the Xeno Alliance-Novari consulate project, and a radical force for social reform.
Inara Delvina NovariHouse Novari (Xeno-ambassadors) KnowledgeA model noblewoman… but also a ‘dark horse’ candidate for Xeno-diplomat, and a cunning information broker.
Nora Annisko (Player NPC)House Novari (Xeno-ambassadors) AlertnessA felon-slave with extensive knowledge into the criminal underworld, who acts as Prince Jalen’s minder and advisor.
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Diarivo Kairitsu Sundosa-ZurunHouse Rovona (Espionage and modern ships)     DisguiseA second-generation Orzorone exile; publically a skilled performer and privately an agent of espionage.
Othoro Laila Rovona (Player NPC)House Rovona (Espionage and modern ships)     SchemerAn ambitious princess with plans to rule through her husband, Prince Kaga.
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Daria shel’NessarHouse Dhaaz (Wealth, GELs, and biotechnology)     EngineerA talented GEL engineer, who now faces an uncertain future amid her strained political marriage.
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Martius Independent (GEL Rebels)     Tactics (ground and ship)The enigmatic GEL liberator stirring up unrest throughout the Empire.
626, “Little song bird” (Player NPC)Independent (Privately owned GEL) PleasureA concubine GEL with dreams of finding her freedom.



Unrepresented Houses:

FactionSpecialtyStatus
House Saiah Diverse economy, elite soldiers, and the Emperor’s favourUnrepresented – players needed!
House ChainerMineral rich, trade, and shipbuilding Characters / NPCs pending
House Potemkin   Ruthless technological development, advanced wormholes, homogenous society    Non-playable

Offline NiferbelleTopic starter

Thank you, Ontan, for updating this awesome chart. We are just a few days away from starting but there is still time to get a character going. We have a wonderful batch of writer and world builders in this game and we'd like you to join us!
« Last Edit: December 27, 2015, 01:12:44 PM by Niferbelle »

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So, I believe a character concept might have struck me that could work if you guys approve. I'm thinking of perhaps a prince of house Saiah who believes that putting all of their house's eggs in one basket is foolish and is perhaps looking to establish some more connections and support outside of just the Emperor's house. I think with that sort of mentality, he could go in several different directions depending on whom he ends up getting involved with.

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Sounds interesting to me.

Also we are still very much recruiting. The game has not started yet so don't drag your feet.

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So, I believe a character concept might have struck me that could work if you guys approve. I'm thinking of perhaps a prince of house Saiah who believes that putting all of their house's eggs in one basket is foolish and is perhaps looking to establish some more connections and support outside of just the Emperor's house. I think with that sort of mentality, he could go in several different directions depending on whom he ends up getting involved with.

That sounds like a pretty nifty angle. I for one have been hoping House Saiah would get some representation. :)


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My Chainer Princess is shaping up *finally* Hope to have her in today.

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Woot!

Ooooh imma work on my heir.

Offline NiferbelleTopic starter

So, I believe a character concept might have struck me that could work if you guys approve. I'm thinking of perhaps a prince of house Saiah who believes that putting all of their house's eggs in one basket is foolish and is perhaps looking to establish some more connections and support outside of just the Emperor's house. I think with that sort of mentality, he could go in several different directions depending on whom he ends up getting involved with.

Yes, I think you could really make something of this idea. I encourage you to work on it! I did, in fact, just did a little work on the Saiah, it's here if you didn't see it. Happy to help you anyway I can!

My Chainer Princess is shaping up *finally* Hope to have her in today.

*does a happy dance*

Offline NiferbelleTopic starter

Still time to sneak a character in. If you're on the fence, take a look at some of the preliminary scenes our writers have written for their characters while we're waiting to start to give you a sense of the quality of writers we have!

https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=240253.msg11848470#msg11848470

Offline MisoThe Mouse

So very interested. Wanted to know they possibility of a military man working his way up into the position of a lesser Nobel in Rovona? Shaping up a machiavelliian Baron  with ambitions to feed.

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Nice to see you, Miso. Check your PMs!

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Random thought but I think it would be nice if Ghalia had a personal guard. Maybe a childhood friend who promised themselves to the sword or maybe even some wicked looking bow and arrow.  ::)

I would love a handmaiden for my lady! Just wanted to put that request out there.

Also, this request is still open.