Started by Paolo D., April 05, 2011, 12:23:46 PM
Quote from: Paolo D. on April 10, 2011, 10:35:36 AMThanks for your extensive, very interesting reply. I'll probably link this thread on gentechegioca in the end, it's a very interesting explaination of the feyan culture. I must confess that, from the book, I didn't realize that the symbionts are supposed to be SO "alien" in a more or less metaphorical sense, nor did I realize the ambiguous stance of Kairakau priests about symbionts.
QuoteThis will be a small campaign. We played three sessions and we will be able to play four, maybe five more. So we want to "keep it tight", with one clear focal point, and without adding more issues to the game situation (we should have enough with our piracy/slavery/freedom thematical kernel and some satellite things we already have on the table - the ratkin's "invasion" issue on Pere-di-fey would be very interesting to play, but probably we can't afford it right now).Our "material" focal point is the "arcane fog", a mysterious place in the sea between Pere-di-fey and Ammeni, which appears once every couple hundreds (or thousands) of years and that is like some kind of fantasy Bermuda triangle: nobody knows what's in the inside, and ships just get lost in it and never come back (but: see below).
QuoteCador De Desmaris, an Ammeni lord with lots and lots of slaves, who wants to extend his influence in the sea between the Ammeni coast and Pere-di-fey, formerly master of Moonrat and his litter (this character concept is explicitely inspired from the Quinto Batiato of the serial Spartacus: Blood and Sand - we just love it).
QuoteAnd, last, Sidonie, a feyane female captain who went in the Arcane Fog on order of her pirate league two hundreds years ago, and just came out, without getting older and with no memory of what happens in here (but: she has a Secret of Amnesy, kinda like a Secret of Past plus a piece of Secret of Prophecy, to call for some flashback and play them. She's already recovering from this amnesy, piece after piece). By the way, her ship is full with stuff from inside the fog, random objects here and there, and she don't know anything about these things (so she has a variant of the Secret of Scavenging Grounds: she can took almost anything out of her ship know).
QuoteI still don't know what Andrea (Moonrat's player) thinks is better for his character's origins in terms of color. I know that exstablishing this sort of backstory about Skyfire mythos is my duty as a SG, but on the other side I don't wan't to mess with his character's origins in a way that he (or the rest of the group) thinks is unappropriate for this character concept (I already have had myself many bad experiences as a player in other rpgs with GMs messing with a character's background in a way that destroys a character concept as perceived by the group - we all like surprises, but we don't like when a GM takes our creative input and just piss on it). Maybe I'm just a paranoid, but that's it.
Quotemy propose will be to consider Talalag, Halatu and Ratkins as "of the Moon", as creatures (?) having the same origin. here's why:
QuoteI think that I'll propose this tomorrow night to the rest of the group, along with this pair of Secrets:
QuoteSecret of the awakened Rat-symbiont
QuoteThe Ratkin (or the infected human), member of (or infected by) a race of creatures obtained by the adaptament of the Moon's symbionts to Near's biology, has awaken his original state of being. He gains Yellow Ichor at 1 and Black Ichor at 0 (the most linked to the animal biology), as standard Pools, and he will be able to increase them normally with the advancements (refreshment works normally, in the way the Secret of Ichor refreshment describes but without additional costs). He can also develop spontaneously the powers of symbionts based on these Ichors, but he will have to do it passing through the Secret of Quest for the most extraordinary (generally the ones based on Black Ichor). Bestiality (V) is retrained under Yellow Ichor, and Litter- bond (I) under Black Ichor (so he will be able to use them under both standard and ichor Pools, as for the Secret of Retraining).
QuoteSecret of the mental Rat-symbiont (freely inspired by your own secret up here)