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  2. Madeline Volkov

    "GINGER SNAP"

    Volkov waited a heartbeat or three, just in case the thing was waiting for Maverick to withdraw her swarm before rising, magnetically clipping her rifle to her back as she dropped her cloak and shimmered back into full visibility. Out came the spear from her belt and a faint series of clacks presaged it's extension to it's full length. The armored redhead took a reverse grip on the polearm, ready to use it as a lever to force the zombie onto it's ruined stomach. Before she got to that bit of physical labor though, she prodded the synth's neck with the butt of the spear as one last precaution, finally relaxing enough to speak aloud, "If this... thing has a chip like I think it does, I'd like to take it back with me when I go home. This creature and it's brood need to face Coalition justice. That okay with you?"
  3. Dave ST

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Yes, the posted creation supersedes the books. Sidereals don't have access to the Yu-Shan or the spirits in the Modern Age and no one has seen a Celestial Incarnae for over 1,000 years. Don't worry about the calculations, I'll help you figure them. Remember, Sidereals are 'Celestial Exalts' not Dragon-Blooded.
  4. Anatoly

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Okay, going back and forth between the various books I think I have a reasonable concept; the stats are still going to be wonky. Do I send it straight to DaveST, or is there a character vetting area? I am considering a Sidereal, Chosen of Endings. Attempting to balance the universe by taking vengeance in the names of others. Through the Dogma flaw, I can see this being a character that is called on to perform acts of divine vengeance, and one way for the character to join the group. I am keeping to low-key charms, mostly Excellences, Ox-Body and Essence replenishment charms. I want to add more firearms and martial arts, but they are super-complicated and I only half-get it, so I am opening that up for character growth. At least I will take holistic bullet methodology (finger-pews!) and Wearing Red to a Wedding (arsenal in broad daylight). I half-understand combos, DV, the action sequence and how the calculations work, so I hope you can be a bit patient with me while I calculate all that stuff. In terms of the points, sidereals get 15 backgrounds rather than 7 - I assume that is superseded by the character creation rules?
  5. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "You're not grasping it Vesper. Here in the real world, it's been two weeks. Each hour out here, was a full day in my dimension. You've both been training for six months and change already, and we're about halfway done." Izona answered her patiently. "I could train you longer, but you both said only a month out here was allowable. It would be at least that to get you both into fourth and fifth tier spells, so I'll do what I can to use the rest of time to see you master third tier spells." she seemed quite happy with herself, even as she moved to the Kitchen to start cooking. "Any requests for meals? I can make pretty much anything here in my kitchen. Maybe you'd like to get a bath? the third door on that hallway to the right. It would be good for you both to relax abit."
  6. Last week
  7. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Learning magic was...difficult for Vesper. Belief was a big part of it, and belief took trust. She wasn't deep into 'trust' as a concept. Seeing Yuuki easily grasp incantations and start creating effects only made it worse. Vesper got angry, and frustrated, and slipped back into using her own powers over and over again. Finally Izona just kept pushing...banishing the Therion and forcing Vesper to exhaust herself until her own powers were out of reach. The celestial didn't hold back, and in the heat of the moment Vesper feared for her life. Desperation, raw and primal, pushed past her usual apathy and she cast her first spell. Later, when she came to after being healed, she remembered that moment. From there her progress began. Unlike Yuuki, Vesper learned in fits and starts. She tended to get hung up at first, and then suddenly 'get it' and make up for all the lost time and then some. Her spells were tempestuous, tapping into the turbulent passions that she kept wrapped under her stoic demeanor. Subtlety was not her strength. Where Vesper shined was in the presentation, the imagination. When she concocted a spell to conceal herself behind illusory doubles, the doppelgangers each seemed animated by different imperatives...each one acting differently, even while imitating what Vesper was doing. Her explosion of fire was filled with the images of screaming skulls and writhing figures, as if damned souls danced within. When she summoned a storm, it was ushered in by a deathly reaper's silhouette in the clouds, and the harsh noise of electric guitars howling in the thunder. Finally, when they broke and Izona broke the news, Vesper frowned, not quite getting it. "Wait, so...why? Everyone out here has been waiting months even though we've only been training a week? That makes no sense. If anything it should be the other way around, with us training for months, but it only taking hours. What's even the point of doing it this way?"
  8. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Yuuki tilted her head to one side, golden eyes tinged with confusion and a spark of subsiding horror as she realized that they weren't in a reversed, fairyland-style time chamber, years flashing by as they were lost in a haze of training. And it *was* enthralling training, so much more dynamic than the endless hours of memorization and ritual she had gone through back on the shrine to so much more effect than any of the small miracles that looked just like coincidences or basic psychology if you blinked. Which wasn't bad. Just... So much less colorful than she wished things could be in her life back home. That was a big part of the reason she was in her transformed state now, she liked it, and it didn't hurt her training, and her power seemed happy enough that she was more happy... "I guess time flies when you're having fun, Mistress Izona," the shrine maiden offered with a slight bow and a chuckle, not really worrying at the prospect of more training, more practice. There was a spell in one of her domains that let her borrow someone's boat, for Kami's sake. And another that let her fly. Who wouldn't enjoy flying? She had faith that if something truly bad happened to Tori and Ryan, Izona would know and would tell them so that they could act.
  9. Dave ST

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    She's not the original... she's just a tribute.
  10. Dave ST

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Please tell me that's her Abyssal title... 'Death Metal Messiah of the Yawning Void'... tribute.
  11. Nina

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    dropping the witch part now she is the Death Metal Messiah
  12. Jeane

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Lunar Shadowlands Researcher Sorceress for my part.
  13. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    It was almost funny, watching her swing a weapon at a target less than half the size of it, but with precise control, She smashed the blade into the rider, managing to not sever the beasts head, and splattering the hapless rider, showering the field with his gory remains. The Riderless Dragon kept on, lashing into the gundam, the powerful jaws actually rending the mech's armor, and the other two moving to tear at the mechs legs and back, leaving rents in the armor, but failing to damage the main systems. Ryan called out to the Lord. "Your men are beaten Lord Elrois, I offer you a chance to save their lives, Duel me. Win, and you can retreat with whoever has survived. If you lose, you submit to my lord, and become his vassal." "My wyverns will tear that thing from the sky, and you will wall to my blade for your insults." Ryan shook his head. "I'll just massacre them all, and send you back alone in rags, and let your subjects deal with you then." He scowled, and moved to power up lavaetien even more. "Wait, I'll duel you." Ryan smiled and his sword shrank to the size of a normal one. "Excellent." The soldiers all backed away, forming a circle, they were still broken from everything else that had happened. The Lord activated his crest, which shown with a bright orange light, and Ryan nodded. "Ability boost" eh? Cool. I was wondering what your crest did." "You can see that?" The lord looked shocked. "Not the only one with a special ability." He was surrounded with a soft blue light. "Now let's begin." With that they both closed in, swinging their swords with greater power than anyone else there could muster.
  14. Anatoly

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Emmm, I haven't even gotten through the 2nd edition base book yet. So I am just thinking of ideas, not how to put them in stats. I am checking SotED, the scroll of errata won't be important until I get to the crunch I think...
  15. Jeremy Noctis

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    To be clear, we're using the Modern Age setting from Shards of the Exalted Dream and the 2.5 updates from Scroll of Errata. You'd want to look at those before making a decision.
  16. Anatoly

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    I am thinking about someone who's got a criminal background, connected to bigger crime but not exactly part of it. Fringe criminality so to say. I'd like to play around with contacts, guns, planning. Someone dangerously genre-savvy, perhaps. Charms might be a mix of guns, survival, sneaky and social. First thoughts are an older gentleman, easily overlooked, experienced, hidden depths. Given that others seem to have clear caste ideas, I may be a bit behind here, bit I'll get there.. Haven't read the book yet, but as far as I know the kinds of Exalted both govern the fiction and power level. So a Lunar's on the whole less powerful, dragonblooded even less. Does it make sense to go for something other than Solar/Lunar/Abyssal? Or is it a matter of "less points, but not everyone is out for your blood" kind of deal? I saw Nina putting in a witch - is that a magical charms kind of concept, or proper circle sorcery? Apologies if I seem a bit disorganized, I am trying to put fiction first since I don't know the rules very well...
  17. Dave ST

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Nothing like running onto your dead sister/cousin/lover in the subway right before she explodes into shadow and darkness and starts sucking everyone's blood. "She's a real peach once you get to know her..."
  18. Nina

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    ohhhh....foreshadowing...
  19. Dave ST

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    You're Exalted for about 6 months or so. Who were you before that? Remember you had a life before all this madness. Your profession probably relates to your Caste. Dawn are military, law enforcement, etc... Ties are left to you, some of you may have know each other previously, in fact one of you may have known the Abyssal before she died... even if she no longer cares to know you. Remember, there is more to Exalted than beating things up. I have no issues with how you make your characters, but want to hear no complaints when your one-trick pony gets owned by something you couldn't just sword/slash/kill your way through. To you guys it may be a 'game' but I play them very seriously. When characters do stupid shit there can be serious backlash. Especially when you're taking on the evil world (literally) and they control the media, the police, the military. If you think you can just punch through all that and win the game, go for it, I'll go get my dice.
  20. Jeremy Noctis

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Night Caste thief on my end.
  21. Justin OOC

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Dawn Caste Martial artist here
  22. Nina

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Death Metal Witch tossing hat in the ring
  23. Anatoly

    Exalted: TMA OOC

    Dotting for interest here. I will take some time, need to learn the rules. It's been decades since I last read Exalted books. Martial Arts and Gunplay sound really great as options for characters. What are you expecting in terms of origin/background/walk of life? Any specific goals or common ground?
  24. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala nodded slowly. "All right. Mission accomplished for now. Open a channel to the Destiny, I'll brief the captain." When the comm channel was open, she addressed the captain's face on the small screen. "We located the Crater, drifting with minimal power. She was emitting a distress signal warning it had been disabled by gravitic mines. Further scans showed no evidence of that kind of weapon being used. We did chart the locations of the cloaking emitters so they can be targeted and destroyed, but...I think we need to consider the possibility that the crew of the Crater may be hostage. Charging in, blowing up the cloaking field, could endanger them." She leaned over, sending the gathered tactical and sensor data they'd collected to the Destiny. "Just before we pulled out, we used an active sensor pulse to look for mines. Not only did we not find mines, we didn't see another ship either. It could be cloaked, but that would be a cloak inside a cloak, which seems extravagant. I still have no idea what's going on here, but I think we have a better chance of approaching the Crater without escalating the situation than the Destiny."
  25. "I must ask you to cease." said the...person in perfect Binary. Echo reached over and grabbed a hand scanner, her eyes never leaving the apparition. The scanner was a diagnostic device, meant to help track down leaks or shielding faults in the engine core, but it was better than just eyes and ears. "Aaaaall right, I've ceased," the android said, aiming the scanner at this 'elf.' "For now. Mostly because I'm pretty sure you're the one I was looking for anyway. So. Who are you?"
  26. "Looks like the derelict had a stowaway that Jericho missed, and got onto this ship..." Maverick paused to let the gunshots go off, making a mental note that Volkov took the lesson of 'being sure' very...very...seriously. "...or if you mean why did it suddenly stop moving and just let you shoot it, that was me." She wiggled her fingertips, waving hello. "I cracked its security and locked it in a diagnostic loop at what might charitably be called an inopportune moment." The black fog of her esper swarm clustered around her arms again, and vanished into the tiny ports built into them. "I, uh, think you got it. Lets pull the brainbox and see what we can salvage."
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