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Offline ChaoticSky

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2010, 04:17:15 PM »
And then all the people with more active psychoses gang up on poor little ARISUUUU. Q.Q

You better be nice to me! I'm the one who can tell you when the severely mutated manbearpig is coming to get us! :3

Also, we stay FAR away from anywhere that had a nuclear power plant, if we can help it. I somehow imagine entire networks of tunnels got delicious radiation baths. In fact, they're probably still going due to CREEPYSHIFTSTUFF! D:
oi! im actually really nice... im quirky-insane! not violent-insane! thank you very much!

Though... you might not like me, i imagine my aura is shot through with chaos... and the dice themselves probably look something like Miniature Suns of Nauseating, Random, Vertigo-Inducing Strangeness to your True-Sight.

Offline ShihongTopic starter

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2010, 04:32:27 PM »
For clarification on that subject Latooni:  The first Shift shut down just about all powered technology on Earth and in orbit, meaning that power plants (even nuclear ones) would have simply shut themselves down automatically.  The second Shift, however, actually blew rooms apart by the molecules and rearranged everything.  It stands to reason that a nuclear power plant suddenly and violently being torn apart would not end very pleasantly. 

However, we won't have to worry about radiation hazards right out of the gate.  The game will begin in an unspecified location over the Atlantic Ocean, which means that most of the tunnels are rather cramped from being spread out so far and actual rooms are a rarity.  Hazards include sudden plummeting drops to the ocean below (which is rather...volatile, as you will learn), scarcity of fresh water, hungry wildlife, desperate scavengers, and passageways that have an unsettling habit of warping or attempting to kill their occupants!

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2010, 04:50:21 PM »
i might be injecting too much realism here, but for your consideration:

in a situation like this, a nuclear reactor will shut down due to automatic safeties after two days to prevent a meltdown. due to a lack of incoming power from elsewhere, emergency generators will kick in, but these will last for less than a week. afterwhich the cooling fluids will full vaporize, exposing spent rods to the air and causing serious radioactive contamination, the rods will superheat the air inside the holding silos, and the active rods will begin to melt down the reactor shielding. a total meltdown will occure within 10 days, then its Chernobyl all over again.. and this time there wont be anyone to put a concrete dom over it >_> 

Offline ShihongTopic starter

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2010, 05:00:55 PM »
Excellent!  I wasn't certain how the mechanics of that worked, so I'm glad you mentioned it.  Then you can basically assume that all the world's nuclear reactors went through just such a meltdown before the second Shift, yes?  If that's the case, I suppose it would be possible that the subsequent radiation has since been transported all throughout the First Layer of the World Complex, making travel all the more hazardous.  Thankfully there are more than enough tunnels that a person could get lost for years without encountering any lingering radiation, but knowing that the hazard is possible is quite helpful! 

However, nuclear meltdowns would not have necessarily destroyed portions of the Complex when they occurred.  The force that created it in the first place still acts to keep it relatively intact, which is why tunnels are able to hover in midair without support beams.  The explosion would have probably been directed through whatever hallways were connected to the Power Plants at the time, leaving hollowed out shells instead of blasting the surrounding structures apart.


Offline NosCorventius

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2010, 05:05:37 PM »
So we'd be looking at either lake sized puddles of radioactive spillage or small plutonium powered suns floating within a room. Yep this gets better and better. as soon as I find one of those nifty radiation tags that says if tag turns black your F*@%ed!, count me in.

BTW here's my CS:



Name: Mathias Penn (M)
Age: 29
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Eyes: Grey blue
Hair: black curly and long
Physical Description: M is built for fighting, His body that of a serious boxer or streetfighter with a lean solid core, broad shoulders, muscular arms, and strong legs.
Attire: much of M's attire consists of patched military gear. a modified (chainmail reinforced) trench coat, flack jacket, black tee, camo legionnaire pants and combat boots, a bandanna, backpack, and various weapons complete his militant look.

-=Mental state=-
History: The man who now calls himself M, was born Mathias Penn, to a midclass family in what used to be the western US.  From an very early age M was filled with tales of the coming apocalypse and his great destiny, as a savior and leader amongst those that would be left behind. His entire family believed that the world would end in 2012, claiming that their royal lineage and ancient knowledge of magic had foretold of M's birth and the destruction he would face. At 4 he began his training. His days were filled with learning the deadly arts: swordfighting, archery, gunplay (both modern and ancient), demolitions, hand to hand combat, hunting, and survival. At night his mother and grandmother taught him the skills of the invisible worlds. the mystic arts: Herbalism, protective circles, spellcrafting, Lore, and the art of biofeedback.  As M got older, he began to doubt the old women in his family that still prattled on about his great destiny and against their advice became a family man. M lived happily for a few short years. Well mostly, despite himself and his constant rationalizations that his family was paranoid. He just couldn't shake the feeling that he had to be prepared, for the worst. So while he continued his studies, somewhat secretly, he neglected passing the teachings on to his children. A mistake he regretted on the morning of April 7Th, 2012. When the world exploded around him, M , merely picked up the bug out bags he had prepared months prior and shouldered his weapons. His children and wife however panicked. He tried everything he could to save and protect them but..... He now wanders alone, saving those he can from the various monsters, both human and not so human, that roam the tunnels and repeating the old stories outloud to himself like a mantra. Nothing, not even a lifetime of training, had prepared him for this.

Personality: Refuses to give out his name for fear others will use it to control him magically, Instead he uses only the initial M. Pragmatic, tactics driven, and combat ready to the point of paranoid. He always sits with his back to a wall and sleeps armed. Unlike most military men though he has a deep scholarly mindset often collecting books in place of other supplies given the chance, because he believes the knowledge might come in more useful then say a flashlight or another pair of shoes. Has an innately protective nature especially around children.

Powers/Abilities: 1. Can cast protective circles around himself and others, these can also be used to capture the weighted and the demons that give them power. Can be broken by smudging of any line of the circle, by any not possessed by demonic powers or any environmental factor such as water. Usually drawn in chalk or blood. Circles consist of arcane symbols and take time to draw. Based on the symbols used they may be set to activate under only certain conditions or come into effect immediately upon completion.
2.Because of his constant and intense training M has built up an above-average endurance and pain threshold which allows him to take rather allot of punishment before he passes out or is overcome. This coupled with his training in biofeedback and meditation techniques also has granted him a resistance or immunity to many toxins and have a given him a greatly heightened immune system.  This is not a superhuman ability however so any toxic material that a regular human being cannot become resistant to still affects him, though at perhaps a slightly slower rate. (I.E. Nerve Gas, Radiation, Black Plague, Etc.)
3. M is often able to determine the kind of demon or creature that he is dealing with on sight because of his extensive background in folklore, magic, and demonology. He can often also tell when he encounters one who is weighted or touched by the backlash of power they exude. Those that carry possessed or empowered objects will not draw his notice however until the object is used or shown to him.The only advantage this gives him is in allowing him to prepare countermeasures against such creatures and objects more effectively then a lay person would.

Skills: Swordfighting, archery, gunplay (both modern and ancient), demolitions, hand to hand combat, hunting, herbalism, folklore, demonology, survival, spellcraft, military tactics and strategy.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 11:08:46 AM by NosCorventius »

Offline ShihongTopic starter

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2010, 05:12:23 PM »
If any of you have ever heard of a game called STALKER before, you'll have a slight inkling of the kind of hazards you might be finding.   ;D

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2010, 05:40:26 PM »
Excellent!  I wasn't certain how the mechanics of that worked, so I'm glad you mentioned it.  Then you can basically assume that all the world's nuclear reactors went through just such a meltdown before the second Shift, yes?  If that's the case, I suppose it would be possible that the subsequent radiation has since been transported all throughout the First Layer of the World Complex, making travel all the more hazardous.  Thankfully there are more than enough tunnels that a person could get lost for years without encountering any lingering radiation, but knowing that the hazard is possible is quite helpful! 

However, nuclear meltdowns would not have necessarily destroyed portions of the Complex when they occurred.  The force that created it in the first place still acts to keep it relatively intact, which is why tunnels are able to hover in midair without support beams.  The explosion would have probably been directed through whatever hallways were connected to the Power Plants at the time, leaving hollowed out shells instead of blasting the surrounding structures apart.
yay *was helpful* lets see if i can push my luck XD

so, yea, without a steady supply of gasoline to keep the backup generators running, and cut off from the Grid, any given nuclear reactor will meltdown within 10 days, long before the  second shift occurred. also it would not have necessarily destroyed much of the complex, even under non-magical circumstances. people think meltdown = boom, but it doesnt work like that, a nuclear detonation takes alot of very precise engineering to pull off. the material used in reactors simply isnt capable of a nuclear blast, no matter not critically it fails. the term 'meltdown' is actually pretty literal... the nuclear material 'melts down', in a tide of concrete and metal slag... it burns into the ground, forming a sink-hole that continually spews forth radiation, contaminating many kilometres of the surrounding land. any 'explosion' is actually a result of superheated gas that blows apart containment structures, and is not actually 'nuclear' in nature, though the scattered pieces maybe been contaminated and radioactive.

in the case of this story... the Complex might actually limit the range of the contamination, greatly reducing the fallout that could be carried by the wind or rain.

the airborne radiation will dissipate within 3-4 months, and im not sure how much rain tickles down to the lower levels... but ill take about a years worth to de-radiate contaminated objects.

the actual radioactive material in its sinkholes (or where-ever its ended up in this setting) will remain highly radioactive for many hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaand im done, this concludes nuclear meltdowns 101, there will be a test at the end of the week  ;D


Offline CrazyIvan

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2010, 05:54:34 PM »
I looked at the game and I found it interesting so here is my character hope it is ok.

Name: Michael Shepard
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Class: Touched and Weighted
Height: 6'-2"
Weight: 185lbs
Hair color: dark reddish hair
Eye color: his right is is a whitish color with a hint of gray while his left is blackish red.
Build: He is thin and muscular with little to no fat on him, much like an athlete.
Talents and skills: He has a talent for drawing and is quite the artist, he is also in good physical shape and can run for a long period of time, can cook just about anything using almost anything if need be, has a good sense of direction, and though he doesn't like to talk about it much he can be a bit of a thief at times.
Items of note: on his right hand is a ring with a red gem and on his left hand is a ring with a white gem. These are the only things he seems to care for as much as his life that he carries on him and they also give off a slight glow.
Appearance:

Personality: Michael is an interesting case as he has three distinct and very different personalities that can express themselves at almost anytime. Because of this most people view him has crazy or that something is wrong with him in the head as he will talk to himself and go into fits of rage and almost the nicest person you can meet with a flip of a switch. This is because of the spirits or spirit, he doesn't know whether the two are one thing or rather just one things that is conflicted, that live inside of him and have touched him from the shift. The three that exist inside of him are that of himself, the good side, and the evil side of him that all live in some sort of conflicting coexistence. Part of the problem is that others can't see or hear the other sides of him that follow him around and talk to him, but doesn't seem to be able to read his mind so he has to talk to them which leads many to believe he is indeed crazy. Though they are not far off as he most likely is really crazy from having the the two things, or one thing it doesn't matter, living inside of him.

Michael's own personality is one that is more based on reason and needing one to do something, without one he doesn't see the point in doing it. He is not the type of person that will just jump into action or do something spontaneous without a reason that is at least good to him and justifiable. Though at the same time he is an indecisive person not always able to make up his mind and prefers to just go with the flow unless he has a reason not to. He is a kind person generally willing to give up what he might want to see other smile though he has a mean streak that if you get him angry he will not be nice and reasonable with and might take a swing at you. He loves to hang out with people and likes to have lots of friends though he is a bit shy at first when you meet him, slowly opening up and becoming less awkward. Overall he is a nice, honest, and good person that is also subject to all the impulse of humanity and sometimes gives in, though most of all he just seems lazy and willing to do about anything given a reason and that he can actually make a decision and not just think forever.

The good side of the thing that lives inside of him or the entity he doesn't know or care it will not change what it is or does. It seems to always try to convince him to do the best for himself and all of the other people around him, trying to actively convince him to not care about himself as much and do what he can to help others. It seems to care about those around him more then anyone else and wants what is best for the world. He seems like an angel in the way he looks and acts as he suggests what he thinks is the best at the time and with what they have. Though even though he seems to be good and something that is always in light it still has a darker side to it that is sometimes selfish, which is interesting to him. Sometimes being cruel and even down right evil with what it says at time, though it is rare, even the purest light seems to not be all good and have a bit of evil in it.

The dark side of him is just as you image it is the exact opposite of the good side. It encourages and almost demands that he do whatever he feels like and evil acts against everyone even friends. It wants him to live on his vices and what he thinks humans should act like just letting go of all reason and just doing whatever. It likes to cause pain to Michael and others, though it might kill others it will never kill Michael because if he dies then both the good and evil side of him will die with him. Though like the good side in a way he is not all evil he has a side that seems to care about other, though he keeps it hidden and only lets it out very rarely.

History pre-shift: before the shifts and 2012 he was a normal person living his life like any other person would. He was born in the suburbs in a college town to a loving father and mother and also had a brother that was two years older then him. He grew up there living a happy life and they were quite well off for the world at the time and he grew up loving people and trying his best to help. When he was a kid he didn't need reason to do things and would just help people however he could and was an overall kind and happy person. Everything seemed perfect and even back then he loved to draw and have fun in whatever way he could.

As he grew older he started to wonder about the world and still wanted peace and was a kind person, but needed reasons to do things. Not just content to do things because or because someone would tell him to do something, need real reasons to do things. He went to college and studied to become an architect going to college changed him more, though he still a good person he need more and more reasons to do things and began to over think things. He also become a lot more closed up around new people and becoming more and more indecisive to what he should do. Before the first shift he was on vacation with his family to celebrate him getting his license so that he could actually practice architecture and build buildings.

History post-shifts: Michael was separated from his family with the first shift and has never seen them again, not even knowing if they are alive or already dead or like him have something living inside of them. He was sent out to wander the new and changing landscape that humans now tried to live in and just tried to survive. The first couple of months after it all was the most violent and destructive he had ever seen in his life as people would kill each other over just about anything and people would be raped. He on the other hand still tried to help people, after all there was safety in numbers and he had even managed to find some of his old friends and live with them.

It was a different life for him and once food became a rarity for him and rumors spread he knew they had to move and keep moving if they wanted a chance. After all where they were was out of food and was running low on just about anything as well as it was not good to stay in one place to long. If you did someone else might come along and take advantage of you or even force you to do things that you didn't want to do. So keeping moving for them was a survive tactic that they must do if they wanted to live to see the next day. This was there life now or at least they thought it would be until the second shift happened and really sent his life spinning and reality changing even more around him.

He and his friends both old and new were walking along and crossing over to a new building through one of the many tubes that was there, when everything began to shake much like the first shift. They could see the end giving way and like it was about to fly off and leave and they had to run in order to make it. Though everything was not going to go well for them as one of his friends tripped and he watched as she fell down to the ground and looked up at him. He had a choice to make either run after her and save her or let her drop, he made his choice and ran back and picked her up, but there was not enough time to get both of them to safety. So just before the tube gave way completely he threw her to safety and fell himself with the tube down and down into the darkness that was below.

He just felt like he was falling forever with no end and deeper and deeper into the darkness that seemed to surround him and envelope him. He lost consciousness or at least he thinks he did he doesn't know whether the next thing experienced was a dream or some crazy reality, he was to scared and freaked out to ask. He would open his eyes to see the darkness take a form and look like a man with dark wings covered with feathers and he was crying tears of blood he stood there looking at him, not saying anything. He gave off the sense of fear, destruction, and unending fury that burned inside and worked its way into him. Though he felt a calming and soothing feeling come from behind him as he turned around to see almost the same person this time white giving feelings of kindness, joy, and comfort. The person had white wings with white feathers and was crying regular tears that never spotted just like the other.

He stood up between them and looked at his feet where there was gray and then to his right and to the side of light and then to the left and the side of darkness. He breathed quicker as his heart raced as he stood between these two figures that seemed to almost be looking through him to the other. He was shaking as he looked between them and tried to see what their faces looked like, but all he could see was shapes no real features about them. "W-W-W-What do you want, who are you?" he yelled out as he quickly looked between them and waited for them to answer. They both just smiled as he asked what they were and moved a step closer, he could feel each of there effects grow stronger on him.

"I am the spirit of all that is good" and at the exact same time the other spoke "I am the spirit that is all things evil" then they both said the same thing "we don't need to have a name and that is all you need to know." Each time they spoke it was like they invaded his mind as if they didn't need to talk with words but they did only to hurt him. "I am giving you this chance, you must choose which one of us to take, you must choose" they said again in at once hurting his ears. They also walked forward furthering their effects on him and making him feel like they were ripping him apart. "Why do you want me?" he asked in a pained voice as he felt liked he was about to be crushed between them.

"I want to be free and you will free me in exchange I will help you and save you from your death" they said at once louder then before. His mind was invaded and flashed with images of things they would give and what they would do. It overwhelmed him and made him incapable of making a decision or even speaking he wanted to get away he wanted to leave. He without even thinking ran forward and away from both and that was his decision to them as they both appeared in front of him. "Thank you I hope you don't regret your decision to free us both" to them indecision meant he wanted both and that was all they need to invade him and imprint themselves in him.

They were now a part of him and lived with him in and only he could see them as he opened his eyes for the second time in a room who knows where. He felt different as he looked behind him and had one wing that was black and another that was white he could feel tears coming down from his eyes one of blood the other pure tears. And in front of him stood the two figures and he actually looked and them and they looked like normal people now just shaded white and black. The smiled and disappeared for now and as they did his wings went painfully back into his back and the tears stopped flowing. This was the end of normalcy and the beginning of his new life in this new world.

They would not leave him alone they bugged him and drove him crazy as the pleaded and even made him do things he didn't want to. It turns out that if he is not awake that they can take over and if they are not awake he is in complete control as they do seem to sleep at the same time he does. It s all very weird and he doesn't bother to explain to people and just lives with the curse and blessing that they are and what they do. He stays away from people, though at the same time he is almost driven to people to either help them or do whatever he wants to them. Generally the two sides of him argue and fight with each other, either through him or to him. Though sometimes they work together and that is when they are strongest is when all three of them work together for what ever reason.  Generally that is only to save their lives though it also as been for helping or even killing people. So now he just wanders around with them and he is the only one that he can see or hear them, with people thinking he is crazy, and wearing the two rings that he woke up with.

Powers: There are three stages to his power that depend on who is controlling or helping him at the time. though there are some things that he can use regardless of who is in control such as he can grow wings, although it is rather painful and they take on the color of those that are helping either white, black, or a mix. He will also begin to cry out of one eye which also gives it way as if his red eye cries blood the evil side is in control, if the white eye cries then the good side is in control, and if they both cry then that means that they are both present. Those are the two things that happen regardless of who is in control and if now one is then he looks normal as he can't grow wings and doesn't continuously cry. Though just because one is in control or helping him doesn't mean he can use all the powers and doesn't mean he is in complete control, of them.

The evil side of him has the power to spread and cause fear into others either by making their nightmares real or by seeming to invade their minds. He can cause them to do things that they may not normally do and run away from him or just beginning to randomly attack others. He also gains strength and urges that want him to destroy and the dark side gives him that power. He can direct the feelings at one or at a mass, if it is directed at one it is far more effective then a mass, though if someone is already thinking like that it makes it easier and he can push them closer to letting go and giving in to there desires. He also grows longer nails like claws that can pierce things and are one of his stronger weapons. Lastly he has the ability to send out this darkness that is dark and smells of blood but only around him and in small amounts and can only effect you on contact. It can either make people give into their desires or have it as more of a fear effect then anything, showing nightmares and terrors as it comes closer. His power is fueled and linked to the feelings of others so scaring and threatening his friends strength him and make him better and stronger.

The good side of him has powers to help other and to heal those in need. It can close injuries that might be incurable any other way then when he uses his power, but by using this he absorbs the injury into his own body though it is not as harmful for him as it is for others.. He gives off a calming sense and a feeling that lets people know it is ok and much like with the evil side he can either focus it on one or on a mass of people. Instead of a weapon his skin becomes harder and he can act like a shield having no offensive abilities and can only act on defense. He can send out an aura that is light and warming and friendly that will spread and make people feel safe. The last phase is if both are working together in which case he can use both and those are the stages of his powers.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010, 08:12:35 PM by CrazyIvan »

Online Latooni Subota

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2010, 07:17:05 PM »
Wow, this makes Alice's ability to see EVERYTHING all the more important. Since she'd be able to (depending on how hard she's focusing and such) be able to see radiation (among other blindingly overwhelming spectrums of light, energy, and whatnot). I can see people fighting over her, if only so she can be her early warning system.

Quick question. Can I amend her powers a little bit more? While driving around I figured that due to SENSORY OVERLOAD she might have tried to remove the eye herself, and found that it just likes to grow back (painfully). Further thinking made me think that maybe she's (to a limited extent) pretty unkillable, as a part of her (not so) protective spirit having blessed her. Of course, in her case, getting shot hurts. Feeling her insides move around to force the bullet out of the wound (or anywhere nearby) and then having herself repair would be EXCRUCIATING.

Basically, yeah she would slowly heal, but all of the 'effects' of whatever was happening would go on in the meantime, until she fully heals, usually with even more pain than normal as new nerves are generated and are extra sensitive for a short while. This includes things like walking through fire, radiation poisoning, etc. Oh jeez, feeling the effects of radiation poisoning as your body slowly removes the radiation. Gives her good reason for being scared of damn near anything? And of course, actually doing enough surface damage would eventually kill her. Eventually.

Anyways, yeah. Just a fun thought for my scaredy-cat, feel free to say no.

Offline ShihongTopic starter

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2010, 07:37:24 PM »
Earlier I had denied such regenerative abilities for another player, but in your case I think it would be alright.  Alice is a pretty frail girl, so being nigh-unkillable wouldn't be overpowering in the slightest. 

Considering the growing size of the group, I may split up the characters into two teams that will meet up by 'chance' later on down the line.  Looking at the characters so far, it almost seems like they're being gathered for a purpose...   ;)

  • A slightly unhinged boy wearing a set of sentient clothing.
  • A cruel young man controlled by his own hateful whims and those of the demon festering within him.
  • A nigh-unkillable teenage girl with an all-seeing eye.
  • A woman who is almost literally a walking Wild Card.
  • An Occultist whose body and mind have been honed to take up the mantle of "savior".
  • A man with a mind torn into three conflicting parts by a pair of enigmatic souls.
  • A woman with the power that neutralizes the abilities of Touched and Weighted alike while in her personal space.
  • And a police woman found in a pool of her own blood by a crafty spirit, who gives her the chance to live...with a few strings attached.

It will be interesting to see if they can work together and find a common goal, or if they'll split apart in order to reach their own Ends...

**EDIT**

Also Darkling, thanks for enlightening me more about the specifics!  That certainly gives me some particularly devilish ideas.

Also CrazyIvan, your character is approved, though I do have a few changes.  His Dark Side exuding an aura of fear is perfectly fine, but I think the ability to drive others mad might be a bit much.  Instead, his Dark Side must be fueled by the energy of others.  This is a bit of a double-edged sword.  Though he is more powerful when in this form, it is at the cost of hurting his companions.

The Good Side is fine, though I would like to make one restriction with his healing.  In order to better embody the idea of a selfless individual, Michael must take another's wounds unto himself in order to heal them completely. 

I hope that those changes are alright.  I really like the concept of one character split into an Altruist, a Selfish Hedonist, and an Analytical Thinker.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010, 07:47:50 PM by Shihong »

Online Latooni Subota

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2010, 07:49:29 PM »
Note: The near-unkillable girl . . her teammates will have a hell of a time motivating her to do things, depending on the group. Paranoia is fun, so unless you're trying to get her to do things that don't have an obvious danger attached to it, or you're a normal-ish female, good luck motivating her without a heavy handed approach XD

Edit: Also, holy crap if the Nullifier woman is on Alice's group at the start, Alice will be torn between glomping her 24/7, or staying far away from her. On the one hand, everything will hurt less, and the information overload will be far lessened with her eye temporarily suppressed. On the other hand, while she's close to her she'll be (to her knowlege) killable again! D:
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010, 07:53:43 PM by Latooni Subota »

Offline ShihongTopic starter

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2010, 08:03:52 PM »
That's what I like the most about the assembled cast.  Most of them complement or counter one another, or offer the possibility of amusing situations.

Both CrazyIvan's character and Vergil's are possessed by rather strong entities, but can be suppressed by the Occultist or the Nullifier, who in turn would be a blessing for someone like Alice.  If the Nullifier gets to close to Benjamin though...well, considering his clothes are his power...I think you get the idea.   ;)

Meanwhile on the conflict side of things, we have the Police Woman and the Occultist, both representing lawful tendencies and a wish to protect or save, which are in direct opposition to Michael's Dark Side and Mathias with his demon.  Benjamin would probably feel most comfortable around a girl like Alice, who in turn would probably be totally freaked out by both his clothes and the fact that he's a guy. 

Then we've got Kelly the Wild Card, who could fit into the situation in any number of ways!

Offline CrazyIvan

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2010, 08:13:35 PM »
I switched up the good power so he takes it in on himself, though at the same time I would like it to be less harmful for him. So yes he takes the injury but only a percentage of it transfers to him, so that he can heal more wounds then just one and die. As for the evil I was still working on it and wondering if I could at least influence if not drive them mind with the black/blood that he can produce. Though he can't spread it he can put it in a drink or make someone drink it and it only effects them on contact or something like that. I edited that and I want to see what you think. I also like the groups that might happen, since if Michael's dark side is controlled by him it is not as bad or if all are working together he generally works towards go ends.

Offline ShihongTopic starter

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2010, 08:17:54 PM »
That's fine.  It wouldn't do if someone suffered a fatal wound and he took it upon himself, because then we'd still have a death on our hands!  Cuts would be shallower, and broken bones would be reduced to sprains and the like.  Enough to impose a serious handicap, but not enough to risk crippling himself with a heal.

Also, I'd be fine with his Evil Side's blood having negative effects on those that ingest it, so long as he cannot actually control it himself.

Offline CrazyIvan

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2010, 08:20:18 PM »
When I say it cause fear and that is what it does he doesn't control anyone at all he just pants images and thoughts what they do is up to them, they can run, stand and fight, kill themselves, it is up to them what they do is doesn't control them he just gives them the feelings.

Offline ShihongTopic starter

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« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2010, 08:23:08 PM »
That sounds perfectly good to me.  Essentially, his major power in both forms is to manipulate the emotional spectrum, both negative and positive.  Everyone reacts differently to different emotions (some become violent when afraid, others run away, etcetera), so it's not stripping the free will from other affected players.

Offline CrazyIvan

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2010, 08:33:32 PM »
This is what I was thinking that both forms have a weak aura that effects others in good positively and bad negatively. When he gives them his blood it is a much more severe effect then the aura actually making images appear and almost delirious though they still have free will. The aura is just a feeling and mild things depending on how close and what he is focusing on, his blood is like a drug when he is good it gives good feels and negative when he is bad. The other powers were that when bad he gains power off of others and at the same time delving deeper into his own madness and giving into what he wants. It makes him stronger and harder to kill and he gains the weapon of his claws on his hands. When he is in good mood he can heal taking some of the injuries onto himself and he hardens his skin to make armor and can act as a shield for other having no offensive abilities. He is in control of both sides but the more he uses them and the more powers he uses the closer he gets to them until he stops and rest to return to himself. Though the voices are always there, it is when he uses that side the voices grows stronger and much more convincing faster. They only take over and do things for him if his will is not present or in control of itself, so when he is more emotional he is less likely to be in control of himself and them.

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2010, 09:03:16 PM »
just a question. Chaos is hard to pin down... and my powers are pretty random. do i have to be fully effected by all these nullifying-powered people? it seems kinda hax to be able to rob my character of her (already unreliable) powers so easily/be entirely immune to them. indeed, whats the point of having *any* power if a person can go '*glomp* no you dont!' or 'ha! your standing in my circle that i made a hour ago and i have been waiting for you ever since!' as simply as that?

i ask, well, for the obvious reason that i dont want to be powerless, but also on a more 'in character' level, that my character *likes* her powers, and isnt heavily burdened by them in any way.. like some of the others are. kelly would absolutely 100% refuse to be apart of any group who could easily and simply render her utterly powerless. which could in turn foil any goal you might have at putting us together, and/or force me to remain alone from the others... which is far from ideal in a group RP sitting.

Offline ShihongTopic starter

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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2010, 09:12:17 PM »
I think I have an easy work around for that.  Her aura and ability is potentially both the strongest and the weakest at the same time, which is something I'm quite aware of (having made a similar sort of character for another game rather recently).  Rather than simply turning off her ability, the Nullifier might cause something completely different to happen instead.  Like, where it's supposed to make her change into a normal human, it...makes flower petals rain down on her head!  Or something like that.  I think, due to the unpleasant possibilities here, I'll be lenient and say that harmful effects wouldn't happen in this case.  The last thing I'd want is for the Nullifier to go near Miss Wild Card and suddenly have them both burst into flames or turn into radioactive slugs or something equally random!

The Occultist is a somewhat more tricky case.  His circles would still work, but the arcane symbol for locking "Chaos" into "Order" can be obscenely complicated, so it's not like he could just scribble it out quickly or anything.

And of course, this isn't a competition!  I'm sure conflicts may arise between the players, but ultimately this game will be about working together, getting a hang of your abilities and the world around you, and either finding a way to stop the Shifts or discover their origins.

Offline CrazyIvan

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« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2010, 09:15:55 PM »
I think it would be interesting for me, since I have sort of two entities maybe for me one of them gets turned off first and then the next like being stuck in the chaos to order it might nullify my bad first since my good is more about order or something like that or random.

Offline ShihongTopic starter

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« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2010, 09:23:37 PM »
In the case of your character and Vergil's, the Nullifier would act to suppress the foreign beings residing inside them.  It wouldn't be anything drastic as exorcism, but it would allow the host's human mind to become the dominant one until they walked out of range again.  The Nullifying effect would likely only be a few feet from her person.

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2010, 09:26:26 PM »
I think I have an easy work around for that.  Her aura and ability is potentially both the strongest and the weakest at the same time, which is something I'm quite aware of (having made a similar sort of character for another game rather recently).  Rather than simply turning off her ability, the Nullifier might cause something completely different to happen instead.  Like, where it's supposed to make her change into a normal human, it...makes flower petals rain down on her head!  Or something like that.  I think, due to the unpleasant possibilities here, I'll be lenient and say that harmful effects wouldn't happen in this case.  The last thing I'd want is for the Nullifier to go near Miss Wild Card and suddenly have them both burst into flames or turn into radioactive slugs or something equally random!

The Occultist is a somewhat more tricky case.  His circles would still work, but the arcane symbol for locking "Chaos" into "Order" can be obscenely complicated, so it's not like he could just scribble it out quickly or anything.

And of course, this isn't a competition!  I'm sure conflicts may arise between the players, but ultimately this game will be about working together, getting a hang of your abilities and the world around you, and either finding a way to stop the Shifts or discover their origins.

so proximity triggers randomness? sounds fun XD

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Re: ~The World Complex~ Recruitment Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2010, 09:27:57 PM »
Zelesmal won't like it much lol.  Mathias might not mind so much since he'll be 'normal' again, if just for a little bit anyway.  Anyway, I'm all for Chaos girl lol.  The Occultist makes me feel underpowered for some reason, but I'll work with it.  I say we make this a Shift to remember lol.

Offline CrazyIvan

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« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2010, 09:43:29 PM »
So basically if I am raging out of control either way they can help bring me down. That is interesting, but only when I am close to them.

Offline NosCorventius

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« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2010, 10:22:00 PM »
" Those that carry possessed or empowered objects will not draw his notice however until the object is used or shown to him."  Darkling that line was added to my sheet specifically for you and any others that come along later with possessed objects. My power is all about preperation and he can't really prep for an unknown threat. until such time as you use your dice he wont even be aware you're a threat and it will still take some time for him to come-up with a solid defense even after you do. So basically you get one free shot and probably at least one more effective attack before he can stop you properly. I'm also not entirely sure how the nullifier will effect my circles and/or if CrazyIvans split personas will be affected at all. lots of fun variables here.