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One man has attained the power of God, taking on the moniker, GameMaster. He has given a group of teenagers a portion of Nexus Energy, empowering them to travel to other worlds, setting to right things that are wrong.

Game System

Big Eyes, Small Mouth (BESM)

Status

Active

Full Description

BESM: Nexus Prime
Earth is always a focal point in all things, Finally, one man figured out why this is, and as such, attained the power of God, taking on the moniker, GameMaster.  What he has done since is simple.   Gathering together a group of teenagers from various walks of life, each with a unique quality of their own, he has Given each of them a portion of Nexus Energy, empowering them to travel to other worlds, Setting to right things that are wrong.
That's where all of you, the Players come in.  Each of you was a normal teenager, between 17 and 19, and now you have each been given extraordinary traits.   For example, you might now have a personal mecha (something no larger than 50 feet) and the knowledge to service and pilot it as an Ace, you might possess a magical weapon, or even cybernetic enhancement.  You could maste the elements, or know true magic.   The possibilities of the Nexus, and since its power flows through each of you, you the players, are endless.

Yeah it's a short premise write up.  This game is meant to be fun, and set like an anime, expect it to run like one.  We could end up in most any type of setting  Though I will say now, the first story Arc will be a mecha-centric setting.  Each Arc is going to be called a Level, and once you clear the challenges of the Level, some you may know beforehand, and some you may discover in the Level, you'll be returned to Earth to meet with GameMaster, and receive a boon.   Death is permanent in the Levels, so if you die you die, excepting a level where a means to revive someone actually exists.  Players should still look human, regardless of what form their extraordinary qualities take on.

Character Generation
300 cp build, and since I'm nice, I will give you Base Attributes of 4 to start  (120cp value)
no dynamic powers
powerflux is allowed, but you cannot modify the duration
Max total attack and Defense value to begin is 10 (factoring in all non-circumstantial bonuses)
If I feel a power is broken, I reserve the right to ask you to change it, or remove it as needed.  I will refund points if we discover it later in game.

--Decree of Fate--  I may have a character Fail a particular roll, or for some reason a power misfires at an inopportune moment, If I do this, please don't argue, I'll have story related reasons.  Each time I have it happen, whoever it happens to will receive a bonus cp award from 1-3 points depending on the severity of this Decree of Fate.  
*House Rules*

6,6 always hits and does double damage for PC's
6,6 is auto hit for anything attacking
6,6 auto defense for anything defending
1,1 always misses for attacks
1,1 always fails for power activation
1,1 always hit when rolled for defense
Defender always wins

reduced to negative HP-  characters with regeneration regenerate all negative HP in one turn, regardless of how deep they go, so long as they do not die.

The use of a healing power on someone in negative heal will always bring them up to at least 0 hp, regardless of how deep into the negatives they are.
Tough and energy bonus give you 10 hp and10 ep respectively, and each rank costs 2 cp, you may only have up to 10 ranks of each at game start.

Regeneration can be used for EP or HP, but must be decided at Character creation, You may have both kinds.

This last rule is an important one, The game is supposed to be fun for everyone, don't be a dick.  if you've got a problem come to me, I'm a pretty accomodating GM.  We're all adults, and I'm being as upfront about what the game's gonna be like as I can.  If you need help, ask, I'll do what I can.  

  1. What's new in this game
  2. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "So basically we are here to nation build." stated Tori, "And that worked so well back on our world." She frowned at the cup of...whatever it was in her hand.
  3. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "They're divided, but they are bound by contract to serve the various lords. I imagine they'll have more to say should anyone actually get close to pulling it off, but thus far, No one is that close. The Ruling Families of the Empire and Kingdom have the best chance at it. Understand there were over a thousand Lines before, now there's just over a hundred. Most of the remainder were subjugated by those two Lines and their allies."
  4. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "...which will wipe out magic too." Vesper glanced at Siluca. "How do the mages feel about that?"
  5. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    The old Duke smiled. "There is no place for me, save the small home I prepared for this day. I won't be alive much longer, according to my doctors, so it is fortuitous that I could do this now, while I still had the strength to make it stick." He turned to Vesper. "I know you didn't mean to offend, you simply know nothing of our customs. I will explain. The Crests are part of Seal against the forces of Chaos, and Chaos itself. In this world the malevolence of the world , all the darkness, and the monsters spawned from it are a part of the Entity Chaos. Roughly five hundred years ago, Great Magic was used to create a Seal for this Chaos, The Grand Crest. With Chaos sealed, Magic itself was lost to the world, and the powers of the crest were wall.Soon though, the people felt this was too much power to rest with a single individual, and the Grand Crest was broken, breaking the seal, and slowly magic along with chaos seeped back into the world. The crest was broken again and again, smaller and smaller parts, as various people laid claim to its powers, until we arrive at to day. With nearly a hundred different Lords and their crest lines, They have gathered into grand nations, seeking to conquer the others, and gain their crests. Some precious few are not part of any Line, and are Natural crests, Like Theo's. This means he is not bound to the will of anyone. It is also something that may yet allow him to master all the crest Lines, and bring them together to restore the Grand Crest, and Seal Chaos once again."
  6. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Magically enforced feudalism," Vesper said dryly. "What's not to love?" Not missing the glare from Ryan and Yuuki, she quickly added, "I still don't get these crests. What are they, exactly? Why do some people get them and other people don't? Oh, and, uh, yeah. Thanks for dinner and everything. Renfest cuisine, very nice."
  7. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "It's an extremely generous gift, my Lord, which I'm certain he will take the best possible care of," Yuuki instantly replied, "You throw an excellent party as well. Your people are... very welcoming." She laughed and looked away, flower scent coming on strong and flashing back to earlier in the evening. Whenever she left the, well, protective radius of the more abrasive Players, some noble or other would find a reason to strike up a conversation, something at first flattering, but all too soon turning what felt like a verbal tight rope as she strove to remain friendly without inviting... more intimate... entanglements, especially as the drinks flowed leading up to the old Duke's big announcement. She was nerving herself up to mingle once more, grateful for the reprieve. "Very welcoming indeed," the shrine maiden finished through a faint blush at some of the things she'd had to deflect oh-so-carefully, "But what are you going to do now? Are there places for retired Lords to enjoy themselves in peace?"
  8. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Once everyone had gone inside, the door was closed. The food was good, and the wine flowed freely. Ryan ate, but drank only water, as his eyes and senses were all geared towards his surroundings, looking for anything amiss. There was nothing strange, just alot of lesser nobles who were enjoying themselves. After a couple hours, the old Duke tapped on his glass, letting out a crystal clear chiming, which brought all conversation to a close. Ryan was right there with Siluca and Theo. With all attention on the Duke, Ryan was the only one watching everything else, aside from the other Players. "My friends, my subjects, I am old. Tonight I announce my successor. Many of you will not understand, but I make this choice to repay a very old debt, and I assure each of you, that I make it in my sound mind. I name Theo Cornaro as my successor, and hereby relinquish my crest to him. We are bound by blood, his Mother was my youngest sister, born in my father's old age. Though young, he has gathered strong allies to him, and his cause and manner are just. I ask you to serve him as you have served me." He motioned for Theo to come forward, and he did. "Duke..Uncle.." "No, you are worthy Theo. I promised I would help you, to both your mother and your father. This is the fulfillment of that." He grasped Theo's hand, and their crests shone brightly for all to see. "I relinquish my crest to the new Duke." Theo's crest absorbed the Duke's crest, becoming even larger, and more intricate. The Duke moved aside, "Now take your seat and proclaim the start of your reign." Theo nodded once, and Stood before the high backed chair of the duke. "I am Duke Theo Cornaro, and I claim this dukedom. All who reside are subject to my rule. I will offer one week's grace, to any who feel they cannot serve, and so must leave the duchy, provided no one resorts to violence." It was enough to quell the rising murmur from the crowd. Some would certainly leave, but the mere fact he was allowing them to go peaceably made some hesitate. Few Lords offered such generosity. "Those who remain, I expect your pledge of Loyalty, and that you do your utmost to make the land prosperous for all who dwell here." It was a fair expectation, and was noted as such. The festivities resumed, abit more subdued now, and Ryan took his place near Theo, now acting as a sort of bodyguard, as Siluca stood beside him, her position as contracted mage obvious to all. The old Duke moved through the crowd, a nod a grin, a kind word. he made his way to the three female Players and smiled. "Well now, what are your thoughts on all of that, strangers from another world?"
  9. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Tori was red faced from embarrassment as ryan tore into Vesper she immediately realized that it was her fault for losing her cool and that he should have been yelling at her as much as at Vesper. head hanging low she followed the goth chick into the hall and as she came up behind Vesper she mumbled "Sorry." then sat beside her.
  10. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Vesper's eyes narrowed slightly as the attacks came in, swift and sure, from all sides. It was her own fault, she scolded herself, for forgetting how things were. For believing that any of this...game world super power bullshit really changed anything. "And I thought California was rough on smokers," she said, deadpan, tucking the carton into her pocket. Then she brushed past Yuuki without so much as making eye contact, going into the dining hall to see what the Duke had to say. As if it really mattered.
  11. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Yuuki now had huge doubts that if she went off with this trainer for the next week, month, whatever, that Tori could avoid having her head stuck on a pike. She wasn't wrong, Kami help them, that was Vesper, but her people skills... A frown crossed her lips. The other two hadn't even tried to adapt to the culture they would be stuck in for up to the next year, and if they wanted to survive they'd need the locals solidly behind them. No one trusts the outsider mercenary. Not really. Them undermining her efforts could grow to be... Irritating. "What he said, Vesper. When we meet lady Siluca's contact, please try to avoid making a bad first impression, that's something you can't ever take back, and something you've already cost us here," the shrine maiden added, golden eyes brimming in suppressed annoyance and voice turning pleading, "Please? So these people might go out of their way to help us while we're here? We all have people to get back to, and every little bit helps."
  12. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    The minister was somewhat taken aback, They didn't honestly see it as pipeweed, since there was no pipe, thinking it was something else. The Duke sighed. "I see your companions are quite different, Theo, It's fine, this time. " Theo bowed, and even Ryan was glaring at Vesper. They were going to need to have a serious talk. Ryan's glare disappeared, and he bowed slightly, "My name is Ryan Church, these are my friends, Tori Canon, Yuuki Ryougi, and Vesper. We were sent from another world to help this one, and keep Chaos from being unleashed in full." There were several gasps from the audience, and the Duke stroked his beard. "I see. And you chose to ally yourself with young Theo?" "Yes, sir, we did. We have it on good authority that he will be a Key factor in saving the world, We have an oracle of sorts, and Lord Theo will be instrumental in stopping Chaos." "Very well, I will accept that, You all are of course my guests. Now, with that formality handled, I invite you all to the dining hall. I'd wanted a grand feast, but with so many, I thought perhaps a buffet best, so that you can serve yourselves and eat what you wish. Magic has been cast to assure that everything is safe, so have no fears of that." The Duke Rose from his Throne, and lead the procession of everyone to the Dining hall. Ryan stopped the other players, waiting for the others to leave. Once they were out of earshot, he turned to Vesper, snatched the cig so fast she couldn't see and put it out in his hand without batting an eye. "What the hell is with you? You just jeopardized the whole thing, for a goddamn smoke. back home you can be all the Bitch you want to be, but here in a Level, you can't. If the duke had made an issue of that we literally had nothing to offer to offset it. It could have damaged Theo's reputation, having such uncouth companions, before we even really get started. Think before you do something like that Vesper. I know it's other worlds, strange customs, but You ALWAYS ask before lighting up inside someone's home, that's true even on Earth. Hell that was even true in Azoth, the first level I was in. If you need it that bad, then excuse yourself and go outside." His inital rage vented, his eyes still had a hard edge, and he took a breath. "Now, let's try to go in there and not screw up anything. Whatever the Duke's going to announce, it definitely pertains to Theo, so let's not make him look bad. Be polite, be courteous, and We can keep going. Just everyone, be on guard. We've got to protect Theo now, and his reputation. We're accepted as his companions." He waited to see if anyone had anything further to add, otherwise he'd lead on into the dining hall.
  13. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Vesper blew a plume of pungent smoke into Tori's face. "Dude, chill," she said. "Stress is going take ten years off your life. Want one?" She held out another cigarette. "Might help you unwind."
  14. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Like Vesper, Tori had forgone the local attire and remained in her mech suit, after all you never knew when she might have to mount up to blow stuff to smithereens. Then Vesper lit her cigerrette. It was as if time had stopped . you could hear a pin drop. "Ping!" all eyes were on Vesper as she took a puff then said "What?" She didnt know why after she wasnt particularly a sitckler for the rules but something snapped and Tori in a flash was in front of Vesper pionting off back behind where they ahd just comeing to the room at the entrance "OH MY GOD CAN"T YOU EVEN READ!" Tori screamed in a shrill maniacal voice Following the pointing finger everyone could see the sign over the door written in curly letters NO BURNING OF PIPEWEED ALLOWED
  15. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    At first Vesper thought it might actually be kind of neat to stay in an actual castle, like from the dark ages. As the saying went though, never meet your heroes. It turned out seeing castles in music videos was way cooler than actually being in one. It was cold and stuffy and dark and smelly and just kind of generically uncomfortable. Maybe it was authentic, but it still pretty much sucked. She checked out the wardrobe, but wasn't into the 'medieval maid' look, so she figured she'd stick with her own clothes. There was a basin made from some kind of dark, coarse metal that looked kind of like lead but was probably pewter or something. It had water in it, and some linen folded next to it. Not exactly a shower, but in a world without running water it would serve a similar function. It still felt super awkward to just sort of...mop herself off in the middle of the bedroom. She posted Therion to keep watch outside the bedroom door. At least it didn't take long. Vesper made her way back down to the hall then, in time for the Duke's kind of weird announcement. She lifted an eyebrow when the Duke said he'd get to 'rest,' but didn't push the subject for now. Nor did she step up to be the first to tell a story. Instead she just dug a cigarette out of her pack and lit up with a flick of her lighter. It was going to be a long night.
  16. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Yuuki had had a thought before they were dismissed to prepare for the meeting. "Minister? May I ask a favor before you depart?" "Of course." "My friends and I are strangers in your land and lack appropriate clothing to meet a noble like your Duke. I was taught that you only have one chance to make good first impression, so I was hoping that I might borrow something more suitable, my friends as well if they care to and can overcome their... prickliness," she explained, flashing her best smile at the man, effectively apologizing in advance even as she asked her request. The man's eyes went up and down her black, no curves left to the imagination outfit, coloring slightly, "...Yes. Quite. Ahem. I'll arrange for someone to attend to that for you and your companions." "Thank you, I appreciate your understanding," she offered in reply with a deep bow and inner rush at this incredibly bold behavior and the fact that it worked. A maid had arrived not too much longer after that and escorted her to a chamber full of outfits and a whirlwind of trying on, selecting, and learning that her bodyglove and whips just *vanished* into elsewhere when separated too far from her person, only to come back when she needed them back if she said the magic words. Neat. The shrine maiden was *still* grinning to split her face at the whole experience of indulgence in the line of duty as the Duke made his greeting, lifting the edges of her newly-borrowed blue dress in a proper curtsey. She looked back up to him with gold eyes and a soft laugh, "A story we will be glad to tell, Duke Antero, once you enlighten us as to what Lord Theo has already shared. I would hate to bore my host."
  17. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Luckily The tutor I know lives within Duke Antero's domain, so we're headed to the right place. Once we arrive I will send her a message and arrange a meeting then." Siluca smiled. Theo spoke after that. "I look forward to our Training, Ryan." Ryan nodded. "It won't be anything like what you may have had, it won't be neat and clean Theo. I am going to teach you how to win, not some formal fighting style." With it settled, they continued the journey to Duke Antero's castle,which was large and a veritable fortress. The men at the gate lowered the drawbridge to allow them inside, and indeed the town that surrounded his castle was bustling. a great wall surrounded it, manned by soldiers. They were shown to a set of rooms for their quarters by the Duke's Minister, and allowed time to change and clean up should they wish. Siluca sent her message, and after an hour or so, they were called to come to the Dining Hall. The Duke was an older man, his beard and hair both long and Grey. "I see Young Theo has met some unusual companions. Still I welcome you to my lands, and keep. He will need you to see his goal through to the end. I am Duke Leon Antero, and tonight I will make good on a promise I made eighteen years ago, One which will finally allow me to rest, but first, I'd hear your tale, new friends."
  18. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Okay then, lets look at this strategically. Theo needs to be the one to off Vorn and then we need to get a wedding going and we need to learn magic, or at least two of us do. Right. We go to this magic teacher first, we offer her what we have for trade and she or he, whatever, teaches two of us. While that is going on Ryan you train Theo, not that hes a slouch in the sword swinging department but just to teach him what you can so he has an edge against Vorn. Then when all the training is done. we confront Vorn finish that off and then maybe the magic we learn will help us figure the rest out." Tori spoke rapidly to get it all out.
  19. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Siluca nodded. "That may do it, knowledge from another world certainly would pique her interest." Ryan smiled "I've got a regular phone with a ton of trivia on it, if the books don't work. We can't give away our work phones." "Assuming she does agree, it largely will be determined by your Will. She could teach you in a day if you're strong enough for it, but I expect a week to a month for the basics." Ryan nodded. "That's pretty hardcore, I wish I could learn some new Martial Arts that fast. " When Vesper questioned why they had to Kill Vorn, Ryan sighed. "We have to kill him because it's a task we have to complete. And I really think you're mistaken. Theo isn't the one who has to get married. He's not part of the royal families at all, So unless we're talking straight full on coup de tat on the major powers, we just aren't gonna be able to do that. I think what it means is for us to find some way to make the wedding that was supposed to happen, happen. That means getting the Prince and Princess back together." Theo sighed. "I'll tell you about Lord Vorn. His family has controled my home for the last two generations. His grandfather was benevolent, and our land prospered. His Father wasn't, he was corrupt, and began overtaxing the people to keep his pet military provisioned. This continued under the Current Lord, the people are incentivized to turn in anyone suspected of betraying the Lord, There is no safety, no surety for anyone. His paranoia calls all into question. He even had one of his sons slain because of 'Evidence" he was shown that his son was becoming subversive. he's killed women, children, and oppresses the people. At best they can hope to serve in the military to get food to live on, but all that's done is put a heavier burden on those who cannot do so." "Sounds like a total Bastard." Ryan growled out. "I'll take his head." "You can't Ryan." Theo answered. "I have to be the one to beat him, to take his life, and his crest. Only then can I rule the land and undo the damage his family's rule has wrought."
  20. Vesper

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Okay," said Vesper slowly. "So your 'kingdom' or whatever is controlled by Lord Vorn, who I guess we all want dead, and is part of this 'Roselim Empire' controlled by the Lyssos. And you're supposed to marry the princess of the Lyssos, but you can't unless you're the prince of this kingdom." She rubbed her temple irritably. "What's wrong with Lord Vorn again? I feel like I missed something. Why're we all kill kill kill on his ass?"
  21. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Better than my idea of offering to let them borrow my phone during the duration of the training," Yuuki complemented the red head with another chuckle, "Well, assuming they accept us, how long should it take? Not longer than the three of you can get along without Vesper and I or need to prepare, I hope. Grateful as I am for you putting yourself out like this, doing as much as we can to help you and Lord Theo *is* most of the mission, Lady Siluca."
  22. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Tori looked up from where she was pouting and glanced around. "I might have some books..." Ryan glanced back through the open a questioning look on his face. "I told you I have finals I figured I would be able to get some study time in at the store..."
  23. Justin OOC

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Arranging a marriage wouldn't do any good She'd not have me, and if I heard correctly it's only between the prince and princess of the Kingdom and Empire, of which I am neither." Theo answered. "Getting rid of Lord Vorn won't be easy, he's got ten thousand men under arms easily, as well as several mages, and it's rumored he even has several magic beasts at his beck and call. I would need my own army to fight someone like him." Ryan just chuckled. "You've got one buddy, We may not have numbers, but I bet we could handle it, Short of a half dozen dragons or something outright insane." Siluca watched as Tori went off over the time, and then fumed after Yuuki took over. "The easiest answer is Lord Theo defeating Lord Vorn in combat, either army to army, or in a duel. While he is quite skilled, I don't imagine he'd quite be able to take Lord Vorn just yet. Though having witnessed your man's fighting skills he could probably handle him." Ryan laughed at that, but said nothing more. He was the one driving the carriage after all. "So by hook or by crook he mused after a few moments. Well, that's good to know. At least that option is open." Siluca continued. "If your time is limited, I do know of someone who might be able to accelerate your learning, but it will be quite intensive, and we don't exactly have any favors we can call on to get them to help. I don't suppose any of you have a vast repository of knowledge with you? The more rare, the better. That is a sure fire way to get her to help."
  24. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    Tori balls her fists and gets redfaced glaring at Yuuki "Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" Steam coming from her ears would have completed the picture.
  25. Ryougi Yuuki

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Cannon, calm down. Did you honestly think this was going to be over in a week with the list of goals we were given? The greater the gift, the greater the price, and in *our* case, the price is time," the shrine maiden replied, too long inured to the unfairness of life to let this confirmation rattle her, not here, not now, "At least there is a time limit. He didn't have to make that part of the system. And if the goal that brings us home *is* our learning magic, we're blessed with a tutor who can at least get us started while we work on everything else." Yuuki shifted her attention to Siluca again with a respectful nod, "Besides, I have a feeling Vorn being a lord who rules an entire country means we can't just drop out of the sky onto him and expect it to work out even if we could. What needs to happen to put Lord Theo in Vorn's place and make it stick?"
  26. Tori Cannon

    Level 2: Might and Magic

    "Wait...A year?" Tori stared up through the little opening the passengers had for giving orders to the driver at Ryan's back. "I cannot stay here for a year I have finals....I have a life!" She turns to Theo "So if we get rid of Vorn you can marry Lady Lyssos right? Thats where we need to concentrate then. Where is this place I'll go take care of his butt." she said.
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