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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:50 pm 
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I have ideas for M:EM stories, I swear, they're just... stuck with one another. Anyway, I'll unload here the skeletal ideas for characters/planes/stories that I still have to enrich and polish; comments are welcome for all of them, and each WIP be marked with a number from to 1 to 5 to signal how open they are to external input and collaboration, where 1 is "I already have definite ideas for this" and 5 is "feel free to grab 'em and run, with my best wishes".

Let's start with an atypical specimen of a classic :r: MtG race, people say I'm good with those.

Codename: Sparky (1)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:01 pm 
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Amaruo, the shadow prince (3)

Edit: he got a name!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:59 pm 
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I can dig a planeswalking Lasombra. I kind of love that fact that he is legitimately and understandably afraid of his own shadow.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:09 am 
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I can dig a planeswalking Lasombra. I kind of love that fact that he is legitimately and understandably afraid of his own shadow.

I was more inspired by the clan-specific flaw (from Dark Ages, I think) than that specific idiom, but it's an interesting fact :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:52 pm 
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Btw, I suck at giving names to things so if anyone has suggestions they'll be more than welcome :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:39 pm 
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I'll start jotting down notes for the Guardians.

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Darkstar, who holds the strings from shadows


Storyteller, the Planar architect


Bionarch, the Lifeshaper


Sword-of-the-Zenith, the undefeated


Jack


Tulemnak, the Landspeaker


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:26 pm 
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So, I feel that any opposition to the Cabal would best be aware of one other story since it's almost certainly relevant to the overall narrative.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17719

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To deafened ears we ask, unseen / "Which is life and which the dream?"


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:02 am 
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So, I feel that any opposition to the Cabal would best be aware of one other story since it's almost certainly relevant to the overall narrative.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17719

I gave both Remembrances (the part about the Cabal, at least) and Lucien a re-read before starting the dossier; it would be interesting to see Zhiran interacting with both Darkstar and the Storyteller, but unless an author explicitly proposes me an integration with their oldwalkers (in which case I'd be happy to work them in the storyline) my plan is to have a core history that doesn't actively involve any external characters.

The Alliance is born in the Cabal's shadows and dies as this shadow fades, from people that refuse to submit to the Master but lack the power to directly oppose them individually; in this perspective, the very concept of including a powerhouse like Zhiran would make some worry, as arcane/combat power begets political power in such a chaotic setting. So while there may be an interest in keeping neutral/friendly relationships with him, only idealists like the Storyteller or hopeful war-mongerers would try to add him to the Alliance ranks. Also I don't think Zhiran would have submitted to the Oath, meaning that he'd have to be recruited in the Guardians, which would upset the Darkstar/Storyteller balance. Which is not to say it can't be done, but it would require some re-imagining. Unless he joins after the schism.

Tl;dr: I keep him in mind when I work on this, but I'm not making plans about adding him in the storyline as of now.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 pm 
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I keep thinking Sharaka is ass at poetry, and probably music and dancing as well, but I have no trouble imagining her rapping...

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Rage ain’t a cold collar
It’s red in all colors
When thoughts are cold cullers
And mercy would smother

Cold blood flows, feast for crows, foes’ death throes with burned throats
Fools looking for some true display of violence, here’s front rows

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:35 am 
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Nice rhymes. I particularly like this line: "Cold blood flows, feast for crows, foes’ death throes with burned throats"

Good stuff.


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Thank you! It was one of the rare, blessed moments when you hear the rhythm in your head and words just snap into place as you're writing; unfortunately, I couldn't make it last for a full verse, and all the attempted additions were awfully clunky. The first part was partly inspired by the awesome quote "Crossroads are the gods’ culling floors, and nothing kills like indecision." (from a Homestuck fanfic)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Concept: The Red Hand

The PoV hears about the Red Hand, a monster that hunts and kills in the blackest nights with relentless ferocity. Some say it's just a floating hand made of red light that seeks vengeance, others that the flaming arm is a part of a ravenous beast that tears people limb from limb and gorges on corpses.

By dogged investigation or maybe mere chance, the PoV encounters the creature who originated the tale. Big, reptilian, blood on its fangs, death in its eyes and fire for an arm.

Has Sharaka lost all control and went feral after one too many traumas? Is she hunting down the members of some organization? Is there a longer game afoot?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:42 am 
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Quote:

The troll sailed right through the tavern's closed door and crashed against the opposite wall with a sickening crunch. As the man slid to the ground, a pair of burly minotaurs converged on the viashino that strolled in the tavern as she owned the place.


"Stand aside, suckers," Sharaka sneered with a caustic smile, barely sparing them a glance. "Unlike our friend's, your spines don't grow back."



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Another more light-hearted set of rhymes.

Sharaka wrote:
"Oh the humanity"? Baby, I'm vash
Think you can step to me? Crazy, you're trash
Prod my insanity, idiot, you'll crash
Dude or doll matters not, cutie, I'll smash *wink*

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