Yes, it's been 2 weeks. Bad bad of me. Of course, it'd be my fault since it's been a roller-coaster of busy sched, uninspiration and spiraling into madness --
Okay that last part was totally uncalled for. Sorry, bad joke intended. Anywho, for the RPs I'm still spearheading, it continues! Sorry for the delay. On the other hand.. Hound and co., sorry. Looks like I've really been out of action on the Halloween spesh. My bad.
At any rate, hope I can make up for my down time. Gonna head back to the world of MGE! XD
Well we have a tek parasaur and are working on getting a second. My battle buddy got us like 7 lystrosaurs. Beyond that it's nothing too impressive. Our megalodon got swarmed by mantas and died and we have a load of dilophosaurs and a few turtles.
@BT: The question I have, is do you want Cerberus to give Jorge a pep talk? I’m noticing that the WatchDog is rather popular in his own way. Like a bastard friend we never knew we wanted. If so, I’ll oblige. Just keep in mind, Cerberus isn’t near as friendly as Marcus and infinitely more “traditional”.
But he isn’t pure evil. Cerberus is just a male Hellhound. He sees strength as the primary factor. There’s more to cover specifically on his ideals, but we’ll delve into it over time. He’s mean, but he isn’t as bad as we all think.
@Flame: There is no fighting in the theater, only stories. But it’s still a Halloween RP, gotta be creepy. Especially sense you guys don’t know yet whether or not Aleric is your friend. You all know the answer, so be cautious how you play with him.
@Lance: I described his character above. He’s a male Hellhound who holds strength and loyalty in the highest regards. He is mean, ruthless and quick to anger. But he also has a sense of honor.
As for his capabilities, he’s a world eater. His belly constantly hungers for souls, and he can rip a person’s soul from their body like a chicken’s leg. He has other powers and strengths but that isn’t the focus right now.
The most important thing, is that he’s Marcus’ dad, my character. Cerberus has been a third party character for years, now he’s been promoted to secondary.
@Storm/Lance: Hold up gents, it isn’t that easy. Cerberus is tough, insanely tough. But the body and soul are two different things. A body may be weak, but a person’s soul can be incredibly strong. Cerberus’ ability to rend soul from flesh is based upon a person’s character.
Let’s use BTR’s character Jorge as an example. Jorge is a tough son of a bitch, or even Rix (From Flamebiplane’s work). Those are characters strong in their wills. Cerberus wouldn’t be able to snatch their souls easily. Normal people, common people would be easy, but badass people like Jorge, Ross, Forjob, Jester, Aro, Lance, Jeiel.... Cerberus would have to bring his A-game to steal such souls.
How he appreciates strength? It’s simple. Do you die easy? That’s the defining factor. Cerberus is like a tough dad. He wants you to try, push and survive despite your ability to handle a situation above your power level. Cerberus will respect a person who fights till the end, more than he would a powerful person who runs the moment the fight turns against them.
He sees strength subjectively. Those who show courage, willpower and strength, are stronger than those who run. People who stand against Cerberus, even when Hope is lost, just might receive his respect and live to tell how he backed off.
Is it plausible to get along with him? Absolutely! As long as you see him as a scolding father, one who wants the best you can bring.
But how would Cerberus recognise someone who has a 'power' or 'strenth' that isn't theirs ? Lance had to undergo a special treatment in order to function with the symbiote, else he either would've died or worse. Does "you got this power for free because nepotism or luck but at least you used it wisely" count as being worthy ?
@Lance: You just answered your own question. Lance survived a process that had a 50/50 chance of killing him. There is obviously more to him than luck. Cerberus can smell strength and fear like any well trained Dog would. He can see fear, smell it and judge it, but the same goes for strength. And strength is subjective.
Prove to Cerberus you’re strong in one way or another, and he will respect you.
Note to self: Do not inform Hell-chan about Cerberus, she will seek out fight and compensation for legal use of two additional heads. Note to note to self: Inform Hell-chan that it doesn't work like that.
Hey, I'm back and feeling like a new man. I left my responses w/o saving them and they are sadly gone, I just couldn't stare into the damn bright screen. I have to retype it, but I mostly remember stuff, if your characters moved on, consider riot a TV magic how they are showing scenes one after another despite they should be happening at the same time, or a 5 min earlier, however you wish.
Also, I think some parts of my lore wen't misinterpreted. This is not boasting my character, but to understand the character and his backstory.
Arael as many of you know is tasked by his father, the Creator to serve as Omniversal Arbiter which he does not want to be, and a reason he's jealous of mortals. He, and Aro by default, are non corporeal and are the same for every timeline and universe, Aro's sealing is a special case since it was made possible by the Creator, the entity infinitelly more powerful than him, same as the Evil Aro from the Isolated Universe, where Mina, my vampire daughter comes from.
The whole soul thing is schetchy, as Aro/Arael does not possess a soul in the classic way of understanding, it is a mere part of his Essence, that can be all and nothing, something unconcievable for mortals. Soul, consciousness, mind/will, cipher fragment aka absolute nothingness, as in nothing as a purest of states, not a conceptual one like Ophis from DxD, Zeno from DBS, Yakumo Yukari from Touhou... they could be considered Arael's younger siblings, as they are part of a lesser form of nothingness.
To absorb his 'soul' would be worst to the one absorbing it than Melascula vs Escanor, as even the fragment of him that is his soul is immense and selfconscious. What you saw at all times is nothing but an Avatar, an M body. Without him compressing himself he could tear multiverses just by trying to fit inside them by size.
However, how he ties into MGE, you'll ask? At the end of my 'canon' work, Arael disappeared, and as you all know or now know lol, Arael's second is the Watcher Anu, with his sons, Enlil and Enki. And Ishtar and Ereshkigal, but that's another story with spoilers. Enki is not a watcher, he's a Loki or Q from Star Trek like dude that does things for shit and giggles, and did several things in Aro's absence, the time of his sealing.
Even the feat Carric did, listening into his subconcious should be impossible and he'd most likelly punish the mere attempt, but as I was about to type in my response, it seems he intentionally let the man, Ross listen, partly as he liked the guy and partly to humiliate Aro. If he does not want, not even his waifus are able of such feat. Kaa-sama however can pull him from absolute nothingness by his ear, to give you one of the feats as she was given the power to 'control' him by the creator, not manipulating or 'brain jacking', but as a parent, not to misunerstand it.
Aro and Arael are connected so even if they made clones Avatars they can't be separated more than a couple of minutes with great strain, be it in their corporeal or noncorporeal state, they are bound to eachother, they like it or not.
Lastly Arael did change living with the Kimura family but he would never ever say that aloud or let them know, even when he does something nice and/or good, he would try to make it sound it was accidental or it was just beneficial for him or some shit as he's quite the tsundere guy.
Hope it made it a bit more clear about the character himself.
Well, it is the work that spanned trough a long timeframe, both in RL and in verse and it was continued afterwards in MGE. And I grew attached to the characters from MGE I made, I decided to include them in my work, even if that 'dumbed' the Arbiter a bit. That strong was their impact on him. It's just another route to make him an unbiased, just arbiter again, despite he doesn't like his position. He likes 'living a mundane life' or as close as it gets being in the MGE world. He just wants to have a choice of his own volition, a freedom that has been granted to mortals.
Enki was the first introduced in my work of all the top tiers of my work, one of the 'watchers', he did serve as temporary substitute one time, and he too was sealed foir his doings, but as an adult human and placed under Commander Horvat aboard the USS Skidbladnir for an entire year.
As I said, when you build your verse for nearly 17 years, or about 20 if you count several hiatus periods it is bound to get as intricate from the lowest planes to the very Cipher. I'm just glad I developed Aro here in MGE, instead of the cruel prick as I had him in my footnotes about the character.
The star of my verse was Andrej Horvat and his alternate selves. His first iteration was from a world conquered by aliens with humanity enslaved, a chuunibyouish story of him being the main catalist for Humanity's liberation, much like it's always the American in Hollywood or Japanese in Manga and Anime. Sometimes later I made it a whole multiverse with some Andrej's dead, some living regular lives and so on... The Watchers and other cosmic beings made apparences here and there, with some having even their own chapters, but their overall involvement became much more present after Arael's 'disappearence'.
@Isaac: Absolutely. Believe it or not. I had many names for Marcus before this setting and only one wife. This particular setting fit him best.
A badass of limitless strength who defines himself as a selfless soldier to those he holds dear. Even if he has to die. But to those who fight Marcus, one rule is certain, defeating him requires your worth in blood and sweat. Marcus doesn’t die without a fight.
@Jester: Whatever you want buddy.
@BT: Good luck bro. It’s waiting for you, but guarded.
@Lance: Good. I’m glad our first RP together is keeping you invested and entertained. No to mention it’s a good intro for your character into our RP group. I’m also excited Stormwind jumped in as well.
You got two of the three backstory options right buddy. Cerberus is the “Alpha”. They’re all connected sense Pramool is the pillar that supports the entire subject. But Aleric, Cerberus, Marcus, Jorge, all of it is leading to some badass shit that will be of my own creating. With Jorge the fallen champion, and Marcus’ old enemy Conrad fallen, a new human needs to challenge the Wardog and his kin.
You see, just by skimming trough I was able to say this much about your characters, their stories and origins. Speaking of, since my post in Fate got oblitorated, I'd rather wait until I replace it properly than rush and end up unsatisfied again, if you guys loose interest so be it, better than it be beacuse of half assed attempts.
You see, that's what I lack, and only an uninteresting infodump is 'saving' me, and not in a way one wants to be saved...
@BT: Your character is exactly a Praetorian. He’s a shield holding back those who’d butcher or rape his dearest ones, where as Marcus is a sword or attack dog.
This is how I see Jorge-
He is a shield to those around him, YET, if you get past that shield you’re in even bigger trouble. Because Jorge is even more deadly with his bare hands. Just like Marcus. These two guys are literally the two sides of a coin. One is aggressive/protective and disorderly, the other is protective/aggressive and orderly.
No problem, Hound, soon after your RP I'm also launching the dead one again, sadly as its' in the past, it will be heavily scripted with not much freedom, but as some was already out, an RP would be ton's easier than making a story. I at least have the basics here and can recycle some of my posts, but a story woud have missing parts in form of other's responses and the intro I set more for them and a few things that changed as the result of the RP dying.
Also, here the lyrics to a song that fits my character's bacstory PERFECTLY:
Exiled God, stands for him being sealed and 'exiled' in a way, later he exiled himself by refusing his duty as Arbiter.
Father's Shame, the Creator did have to seal him, he's denying the role he was given by him, and is not on the best of terms with one and hates the other brother, did cruel things as Arbiter, under his father, the creator.
Mother's Hope, Nozomi san... Kaa-sama's hope, that he can raise above the past and leave it behind, to become a decent person, to let go of his jealousy, hatred, to let others into 'his walls', to be just and respectable.
Child's Trail, Like it or not, he's a parent, a teacher and a rolemodel, a hero to his daughters so he must be the trail that leads them towards bettering themselves as people, one not leading on paths of hatred, deceptions...
War's son, forged in endless wars, both as observer and participant, not to mention the inner war of his that made him who he is now.
I know, the one I provided are just translated in english, and they do hold a meaning behind them, otherwise they wouldn't be doing much in telling any story, not a character's nor any other story, no?
That's because they started them up again! Didn't you hear that Bethesda started charging people for the right to have a private servers and broke the promise to not have gameplay affecting microtransactions?
Well everyone always hands out candy and sometimes healthy treats so why not hand out something that they cant hold onto for long and they will totally ruin their costumes if they're not careful. It's the perfect trick and treat!
I saw the captcha post on this thread and I thought : Is this the complaint department? Because I don't understand why the forum button was moved, and why the home button wasn't put at the left of the menu list.
Sorry to interfer on the thread, I just thought it was the right place to talk about the new menu.
OH, UH, YEAH, YES IT IS. This is where all the veterans and greatest of MGE reside. Expanding upon our vast collective knowledge to further understand reality and truth. We are in no way a bunch of loons, wackos and crazies jumping around the asylum causing mischief of the highest caliber. *INTENSE SARCASM IS INTENSE*
Take it slow? Lance, if you’ve been around as long as say Rep or Flame. You’d know I am not a man of discretion. I was Mad Maxing that shit all the way up the turnpike! I took out 12 enemy cars, 4 oil trucks and a fruit stand, all the while Mad Max Fury Road’s “Chapter Doof played in the background!
I'd like to stay, there's not an easy way for me to come back into the current plot without forcing it. Since by what I read I'm still in the theatre with my wives and Meri. Perhaps, I let my sesnes expand and heard by the arena and 'phantomed' unnoticed by the three in my company to Aleric to ask for an exibition match or something, to escape my wives telling Meri embarrassing stories and whatnot.
Good tosee you back Aro. But hmmm, i left Meri with you, thinking i might have some separate talk scenes with her and you. But now i just had her wander around after Lance. Should i delete that part or leave it ?
in human form he is as fast and physically strong as a normal human, in monster form he is strong enough to dig through any material given time and fast enough to avoid most hits. As for durability,if you do something like rip a body part off spectral threads will reattach it in seconds. All other injurys can heal themselves within a few hours.
All of them. Marcus predates the current Demon Lord. Marcus fought as a freelance monster hunter back in the previous era when humans were food rather than mates. There’s a lot to get into with that but we’ll cover that another time. The point is Marcus is no stranger to fighting nightmare creatures.
I was expecting he'd be creepy around her. Gotta give credit to Cerberus, at least he's professional. And yeah Aro, after spending some time drinking in the theatre with your wifes, she decided to go look for Lance.
Dude, i swear, your last response before you went absent was:
The former Hakaishin pulled several glasses seemingly out of thin air, even though they came from the same warehouse in Wonderland as the consol before. "Here you go, man." he passed the now full glasses to Lance, leaving more, both full and empty on top of the barrel.
"If you want seconds, the tap's right there." he pointed to the barrel's tap, letting them know it they're up for the next round they'll need to fill their glasses themselves.
On October 28. I'm looking at it right now. By the time you resumed, i already moved on and i thought you saw it.
The first response in the new thread is mine. Hehe FIRST, lol! then there were two, one of which, I now saw I posted after you moved with the story, that I must have missed as there were a lot of posts in a rather short ammount of time since there's a rather big group of posters on the RP.
We good Lance. Though I gotta say, I’m having a fuck load of fun on this RP. All of you are killing it right now. I’m having a lot of fun introducing Marcus to the new guys, and exploring that thin line Aleric walks between tyrant and nobility. My small contribution to keeping Armata around.
Keep it up Lance, you too Storm. I’m enjoying your input.
Don't worry, Isaac. You don't have to force yourself on small talk if you got no topics. Just feel free to drop in if you got something to share or just have questions. I know how that felt like before.
Yeah, I suppose. I was considering making an rp since the one I've been doing has hit a wall more or less. But I don't know if I want to do it just yet, it was just something that I came up with earlier.
Neither. Unfortunately my town doesn’t have any Indiana style restaurants. But we do have good Chinese joints. Nah, I made my own dinner. It was roast beef cooked with potatoes, onions and celery in gravy, with white rice on the side. All the stuff was fresh so I’m not sure why I felt like shit.
Hound, onions, precisely the thin, transparent foil like thingy between the onion's layers can cause your stomach to go crazy and gastric acids really can ba a pain then. Especially if you already had some imbalance because of prolonged periods being hungry in the day, eating somrthing your body reacted to or even eating them at night.
Lance, that's the very same look the 'Echo' of Andrej that fought Gilgamesh had. No surprise, since it was Aro's other half who made it.
@Lance: Far enough away you can’t just stroll there. I know it seems that way from how I’ve been pacing the story and the fast movements of Aleric and Cerberus. But this castle is HUGE, Aleric and Cerberus move throughout the castle so easily for reasons we’ll get into later.
@Jeiel: The Halloween bit is still on, good to have you back.
Alright. Gonna go and make a little engagement. Let's all assume Jeiel had to handle... shit on the background before going back to the whole hullaballoo.
... yeah, sorry . It's... always been a thing with me that I sort of fancy people who are quite close to my given direction
It's a girl and she's a writer. Actually she's kind of like my junior at the moment. The way she sees me is something like an older brother in the publication but... (slaps forehead) I swear. Her presence kind of makes me fluttery.
But another shout out to BT. You’re playing the game hard, and I respect that. I have to work with what was handed down to me, but I’m going utilize it. Keep your stoic mind BT, but don’t let it belittle you.
It's a good thing we still have the open convo in the Inari Temple, we can work from there, as it's the point enough in the past to encompass all we need to in order to tie up our stories properly, in a way it fits the 'narrative' up to now.
So, what about something like; Aro offered Lance an opportunity to travel back to his own World for him to settle what he need there and sort out his thoughts in what to do next. In exchange he asked Lance to acompany his Apprentice on a quest, the RP I told you about, the one that's now sadly in the past, so most things are by 'group's current/present time' set not into stone, but uru metal instead. Of course, we can work on details to do it properly and polish anything to make it work right. We can still say you need to decide in Hound's RP so it doesn't come out odd, as a truly hard decision...
@Aro If it's ok for you, i'd like to think that visit in the Inari Temple already concluded, but instead, maybe Lance has another 'talk' with Aro that happens AFTER the Halloween RP (and just let the current RP follow it's natural course... or Hound's 'script'). That and i have to work on a story for Lance that happens after Jeiel's RP, leading to him visiting Aro. Sounds ok ?
That could very well leave all of my material either null and void or in need of a full retcon and by all, I mean literally all. Obviously that's not happening. Why I sugested it like that is because of the middle ground, this just won't do. Hound's RP wouldn't suffer by that, simply as there's no plot introduced, merely two guys talking of past events, that's also why I suggested it that way. We can also make it happen some time after, but unfortunately I still have to make sense my timeline wise otherwise I'll end up with regrets and disapointment. I'm sorry, but I can't go with that.
There's no need to reference the event, what I intended was to simply follow the convo, with you to decide how you want to play it with the whole World shifting reward. After all, I can't change things that already happened, I mean I could but it would deconstruct my character, Aro/Arael completely. From one that upholds and keeps balance, or at least one coming to terms with his responsibilities, as it should be to a prick with too much power taking shortcuts for his own benefits and gains. It's one thing to change things when nothing major is important, but we're talking about many Worlds here, not ones designated for erasing either not some random dead end ones. Sure, there's acausality control of the Time itself, but then, a 'Who would even know about it? I would.' scenario happens, and that is a contradiction to my character as presented 'till now. Might as well just trashbin all my work instead, it would be easier.