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(Open RP-PvP) Cosmic-Class Coliseum (OOC)

RP noob here to suggest another thread :p

So, looking through the Backstories, I see a lot of what some call "cosmic class" supers...

Street class: comparable to baseline human (Daredevil, Nightwing, Rorschach)
Hero class: able to easily take down baseline humans (Spiderman, Static Shock, Quicksilver)
Paragon class: able to occupy several Hero class supers (Loki, Statesman, Shazam)
Cosmic class: able to occupy many Hero class supers or a few paragon class supers (Thanos, Captain Marvel, Superman)

.... Most RP threads are in the Street to Hero range, so super powerful characters can be out of place. So I'm thinking of a thread idea to bust out those super powerful characters :) I'm thinking in the Thor to Thanos range (MCU); after that is actual gods (Odin, Ego, Beyonder) and that's a bit much to interact with.

Scenario I'm thinking: one of these actual god class beings has a Thing of Great Power, which extremely powerful supers would be interested to rule/fix the world, and offers them to be whisked away to a far away place to battle over this Thing of Great Power. I picture a long-drawn out battle with a rotating cast that may never decisively win the Thing of Power, but it can still enjoyably demonstrate the abilities of these characters.

Sound like fun? :)

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I'm game. Just need to figure

I'm game. Just need to figure which of my Cosmic Class titans I'd wanna play. Probably Emerald because she's a bit of a jill-of-all-trades.
I'd also need to refresh my memory on how the class system works in CoT. Orrr.. I could tell you what Emerald is capable of and see what you think she'd be in CoT?
Also, could play my namesake Timothius. And since he's who I have as my avatar... probably should. XD He's a healer type.
In both cases, though, these characters are normally Street/Hero Class heroes, but I have played them more powerful both in CoH and D&D

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No the class system has

No the class system has nothing to do with CoT, it's just a way to group individuals in superhero culture. Sounds like Emerald would be a better fit for cosmic class combat though :)


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My best candidate for a

My best candidate for a cosmic-level character would be Gunnhilde Swan, a.k.a. Crux. As a half-Vanir (on her mother's side) her strength is at the low end of the Asgardian-normal range, maybe a bit stronger than MCU Spider-Man. As a half-Alfar (on her father's side), her reflexes are very good, but probably Spidey would have the edge here. But her abilities as a mage-smith, and the potential equipment she can make, gives her a big boost. With the gear she had in Kartanian's Cool Breeze in the City storyline, she could hold her own against most of the big names in Asgard in physical combat. Four years later, she has improved her gear quite a bit, and she's stretched her abilities to craft on-the-fly.

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I'm planning on using

I'm planning on using Galrithius of course :p Maybe chill out on the summoning, but he is a Mastermind....

Asguard crafting vs Necrobian conjuring uwu :p


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So we've got 3 players so far

So we've got 3 players so far, I think a fourth would be good for the scale here. Or do we wanna get this show on the road?


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I'm game. You want/ need to

I'm game. You want/ need to know more about Emerald?

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Nah, we can Show Don't Tell

Nah, we can Show Don't Tell :p


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So all these "any being"

So all these "any being" stuff is just to communicate that. yes it's space, but you're -- by default-- good to go as far as breathing, temperature, pressure, moisture etc go. However, if you use an effect that hinders breathing, temperature, etc those still take place. I guess primarily aquatic lifeforms are kinda left out, but if you're trapped under water, maybe you're not "cosmic class" :p

And the "any desires" basically mean you can change the nature of earth any way you wish: no poverty, no racism, world domination, world no longer exists, whatever you're very powerful character would like to change about the earth. Just hand wavy reasoning to compel any character to join :p


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In battlesuit mode, Crux's

In battlesuit mode, Crux's mecha looks somewhere between this

and this

Keep the "backpack" and wheels from the former, and the rest from the latter. Also, add two swords, the long and the short, in scabbards at the left hip The influence of Sonada-san is apparent.

Also, on the center of the chest, add a pattern of "stars" :

Just Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon. The stars are a retro-reflective material embedded into the armor. What is making them glow now, with no sun visible, is not apparent. ^_^

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I mean my character is my

I mean my character is my main, but in black robes :p

I couldn't help but notice this is Mitten's first post, and that his avi points to the same DeviantArt as Tim....you are two people right?


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Yeah. Mittens is my brother's

Yeah. Mittens is my brother's character. Once he found out I was in an RP, he immediately wanted to play with us. XD
Make no mistake, he is a CoX fan just like me and looks forward to CoT. I actually got the kickstarter tier that lets you get goodies for two with him in mind. :)

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Okay cool :p I did notice the

Okay cool :p I did notice the account is years old. Was going to say, if you wanna play two characters go for it.

Didn't mean for this to be everyone on Gal, we need another "villain", but he's a necromancer so he can conjure undead to occupy others.


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I can bring in a villain if

I can bring in a villain if you'd like. It would at least take it to 3 v 2 instead of 3 v 1.

Edit: Nice images! I thought I recognized the motocycle armor from Mospeada, but I was wrong. Where are those armors from?

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For which I am eternally

For which I am eternally grateful!

And thanks for letting me join in! :D

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My bad on Mittens, I hadn't

My bad on Mittens, I hadn't considered the reaction to Emerald, I presumed the zombies would be on Mittens too much to notice.


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Originally, I was using the

Originally, I was using the Mospeada Cyclone armor, but Gunni likes Bubblegum Crisis styles better. ^_^

BGC first aired back in the 80's and was heavily influenced by the Blade Runner movie; note the style of the corporate bad guys' HQ, and the name of Priscilla "Priss" Asagiri's band, the Replicants. ^_^ Kenichi Sonada did both original character designs and hard-suit designs; the 2040 reboot only used the same hard-suit designs.

I'm not sure where the motorcycle armor came from, but it looks sleeker and fits better with the Sonada stlye. It may be an AD Police design (same universe as BGC.)

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DesViper: No worries. If

DesViper: No worries. If anything, I worry about not giving your guy's powers enough respect. Part of the trouble with Mastermind is when someone hears "minion" they assume "pushover." Cinema and games enforce the assumption. But an undead summoned by a Cosmic Class necromancer would be no pushover. Moreover, it's kinda hard to reign in my teleporter narratively. Why doesn't she just teleport enemies into the nearest black hole? Because uh... Goodguys don't kill. And before you ask, yes, killing an intelligent undead counts as killing. I've had a perfectly civil chat with an Eoxian, and there's no reason to go about killing a person just because they look like this: https://imgur.com/vTGNDmx

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Originally, I was using the Mospeada Cyclone armor, but Gunni likes Bubblegum Crisis styles better. ^_^

Gotta say. Both designs look fantastic. Seems you both have good taste. ;)

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note the style of the corporate bad guys' HQ, the name, Kenichi Sonada, same universe as BGC.

*Is intimidated* I can see we have a Paragon Level Anime Fan among us. Known to be able to outsmart several standard film fans simultaneously with ease. I think I'll just uh... Leave a poky stick offering and uh... go hide in a corner with my All Might action figure.

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Anyone who still has access

Anyone who still has access to Capechasers or a similar database would be able to recognise Crux. And despite her upbringing in New Zealand, there are targets she will strike to kill, and necromancers who kill are on that list, especially when the "local authorities" are apparently non-existent.

Her parents were not bad people, by the standards of Norse mythology, but take a look at what Uncle Völund did for revenge, and remember that her mother was a chooser of the slain.

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*Is intimidated* I can see we have a Paragon Level Anime Fan among us. Known to be able to outsmart several standard film fans simultaneously with ease. I think I'll just uh... Leave a poky stick offering and uh... go hide in a corner with my All Might action figure.

*accepts pokey sticks and begins munching.* Hah! I haven't seen half the anime my roommate has! If he hadn't been watching My Hero Academia, I would not have recognized your All Mighty action figure!

Some anime I like, and I look at the liner notes when available. ^_^

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I mean Servi are pretty much

I mean Servi are pretty much cannon fodder, there's a lot more more suitable for powerful heroes. ;)

Timeline-wise, this is before Harbor Patrol or Convergence, so Galrithius is almost entirely unknown.


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The Crux armor is tough

The Crux armor is tough enough to take hits from WWII era antitank weapons, and it does enhance Gunni's strength from close to Spider-Man levels to near-top-end Asgardian Hero levels. But I think I'm going to add in some damage from the fireballs and ice spears I missed when reading Desviper's post, that Galrithius might not have noticed while concentrating on the Katana.

BTW, from that last post, it seems the shield stopped or deflected the katana, but did it take significant damage in doing so? Or is it a magical construct that regenerates?

Edit: Not that those are the only choices, if it's made of a tough material, it could've been used to deflect the Katana without taking much damage.

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Same as Mentalian's weapons:

Same as Mentalian's weapons: they're has hard as diamonds but not nearly as brittle. Normal ones have energy absorbing properties (not kinetic energy), Gal's have vampiric properties. So the katana hits the shield and doesn't damage it at all unless this steel is super hard, but even if it's unbreakable, it's still a baseline human at the other side, so he's pushed back.


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For Emmy's player I'm giving

For Emmy's player I'm giving a heads-up that he'll be posting as soon as possible, but is just not awake enough right now.

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With the third person

With the third person referentials, I'm losing track of what's thought and aloud, are all blue text out loud?

Bit of backstory: Galrithius is the leader of Necrobia, a nation/coven/cult in a parallel dimension with earth. He's human, but has a gene that gives him affinity for "blueblood magic" which does literally turn his blood blue, and pale his skin. These sorcerers call themselves "bluebloods" (even if they're not from Necrobia), and call all others* "redbloods" as a slur, kinda like "gringo" or "colonizer".

*even non-humans, even other creatures with biologically blue blood, or organic life without blood (but not robots of course).


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Yeah. Mittens talks in third

Yeah. Mittens talks in third person. And the blue text is all out loud.

Neat stuff about the not-police bluebloods. ;)

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Police are called bluebloods?

Police are called bluebloods? Oops. We'll then I'm appropriating it :p

Okay so do we want actual confirmation from the Booming Voice? Actually, I've got a better idea ;)

Btw, Galrithius is being more violent because he's under the impression you'd just be returned to earth. He doesn't wantonly kill.

Also, anyone who joins later would be imperceptibly later in earthtime, since there's a time dilation thing in the arena.


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This works out nicely. :) And

This works out nicely. :) And yeah it's cool. I get it that Gal doesn't wontonly kill. Doesn't mean the characters are sure of that. I'm sure it'll work out in the end.
When I said Jill-of-all-trades, what I failed to add was "master of some". XD She is a super bard, more or less. Knows every language, has a really good ability to sense lies/truth/motives/etc, and is a-*gets silenced before I give a spoiler Emerald doesn't like people knowing about* XD

Point is, Emerald might believe Gal isn't a killer for the heck of it by the end of this rp.

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Can't have Servi all over

Can't have Servi all over Mits during this discussion :p

When we get to that dispell, do give some indication of distance, since we don't know 1) how far away Emerald is, 2) how big "massive dispel" is, or 3) how fast it travels. Mean's the difference between teleporting, flying, or dodging :p


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At this point I don't feel

At this point I don't feel comfortable going this long without a turn for Mits, who had Servi chasing her then stop suddenly.

Six of those are still between Gal and Crux, so don't go near :p


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Understood. And same. I let

Understood. And same. I let Mitts know their turn is up. :) Thanks.

Hmm... spell speed is something that hadn't occurred to me. So used to D&D and MMOs where the spell "travels" instantly to its full radius.

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Well you said "massive" which

Well you said "massive" which I assume intends to reach Galrithius meters to kilometers away, so if that's instant it'd be a very powerful spell :p Also assuming it'd effect Mits too.

Unless it's just for the Servi nearby.


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You are right, of course,

You are right, of course, just saying I hadn't thought about that. XD
But what I was imagining was like a football field massive. Large enough to catch everyone in it. And yeah it would catch Mittens, unfortunately, but to be fair, I don't know how much of her powers are magic in nature.

Speed... let's go with a couple seconds to cover the area? Starts at its source (Emerald) and spreads out from there?

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That's kinda a long time, so

That's kinda a long time, so it's balanced :)

Btw, Galrithius doesn't know it's a dispel, just a hunch.


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Carmen just let Crux know

Carmen just let Crux know that six out of seven anomalies noted with regard to dead-Emerald also applied to the second Emerald, which probably means second-Emerald is also an illusion. If there had been any servi handy to try to drain the illusion's life essence. then it would be seven of seven. ^_^

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LOL nice. Yeah the way I'm

LOL nice, both of you. I figured Gal was going based on pure experience. But it's neat to hear the background on Crux's mechanics for finding out Emmy's second illusion is, in fact, just an illusion.

Yeah the way I'm playing Emy is a mix of D&D and CoH. She's bard in D&D, but I played her as several things in CoH. :) Gravity Controller and Kinetic Melee were the two major ones I had loads of fun with. XD

...have I mentioned she's an archaeologist? XD So a nearby ruins was almost kid in candy story territory for her.

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...have I mentioned she's an archaeologist? XD So a nearby ruins was almost kid in candy story territory for her.

Lolz! I'd like to add that I really appreciate being among awesome RPr's. Timothius and I hear such horror stories from a friend of ours about the facepalm-inducing RPrs he encounters. Just one small example being, "Tech can't see through magic illusions, but magic can easily see through tech holograms and such."

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Low-key not sure how "you'll

Low-key not sure how "you'll have to fight for" translates into "search these ruins" but archaeologist gotta do ;p

Can I ask that we keep the thread itself a bit clearer? numbers and parentheses do clutter the story, OOC stuff can be here ^_^ but also I can't make you so no pressure.


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Erm, wanton and wonton are

Erm, wanton and wonton are completely different things. One is careless and the other is food.

This has been a handy reminder from your friendly, neighborhood etymologist.

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Fixed! Goddamn homophones :p

Fixed! Goddamn homophones :p


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Just to be clear, the

Just to be clear, the summoning starts once everyone else is inside the ruins.


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Fixed! Goddamn homophones :p

Using the rite words is the bear minimum you ought to do. ;)

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Wright, and remember bare

Wright, and remember bare bears barely bear bare burdens. Ow, sprained my brain with that image.

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Which reminds me; I need to

Which reminds me; I need to make a character exercising my right to arm bears. If we can do a decent bear in the AB.

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*blush* Thanks for using

*blush* Thanks for using Emerald as an example for Hablaguy's inquiry, DesViper. XD

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First example that came to

First example that came to mind :p But it's a good one.


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DesViper wrote:
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Low-key not sure how "you'll have to fight for" translates into "search these ruins" but archaeologist gotta do ;p

Is RP going in an unwanted direction? Can be corrected.

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Can I ask that we keep the thread itself a bit clearer? numbers and parentheses do clutter the story,

Zoiks! Unclear is the opposite of what I was aiming for. Apologies. Won't be doing that anymore.

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but also I can't make you so no pressure.

You don't pay my sub! J/K. :p

On the topic of word crimes. Weird Al song I absolutely love:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

I'm prolly guilty of every single crime listed. XD

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Not to be authoritarian, but

Not to be authoritarian, but the Soul won't be found in the ruins, so I hope someone has a direction to take it once the search doesn't go as planned :p

Meanwhile, I don't mind adding content to the ruins. Maybe another item to change the direction of the story? An item that a character deems useful enough to satisfy their search?


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Unfortunately, unless it's a

Unfortunately, unless it's a device to protect the world from the Soul, Crux won't be thinking it's useful enough. So she'll have to keep looking, until she runs out of places or somebody decides that the Big Disembodied Voice did in fact mean we were supposed to fight for it and gets tired of people wasting time looking around.

That said, Crux can speak, read, and write English, French, Maori, Japanese, and Old Vanir, and has translation programs for Norse, Old Aesir, Svartalfari, and a few other languages from among the Nine Worlds. Just in case any of them had anything to do with these ruins, or anything else you may wish to drop in our path ^_^

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Kinda like the "arcane" box,

Kinda like the "arcane" box, I like giving a lot of freedom to the other RPers rather than lord over the thread :p Still going with "unlike any earth script" but feel free to find helpful gear ;)

Just not anything OP, like "anti-blueblood magic gun" would be dumb of course. :p


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Lolz. I'm sure Emmy would be

Lolz. I'm sure Emmy would be happy just to find a bit of ancient alien pottery.

http://mexicounexplained.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/alienartifacts7.jpg
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As for Mits? She'll want an anti-antimagic gizmo so she can haz magic carpet ride. But what she'll wind up with is an ancient twinkie. Yum! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDKHO0W7sEk

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There's an app that lets

There's an app that lets properly equipped phones act as standard radio receivers. In the real world, it's the higher end smartphones that are less likely to be properly equipped to do this. In a world of supers, it just might be a big enough niche to support high-end phones that do still have this capability. Gunni made her smartphone herself, with her magesmith powers. Naturally it has this feature. ^_^

Note: plug-in earphones also provide antenna length. If you use Bluetooth earpieces, you should be able to plug in an appropriate substitute, leaving the wire as an antenna, maybe integrated into the costume?

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Also, I'm not sure if any of

Also, I'm not sure if any of you have looked into Gunni's bio, but in addition to the magesmith powers she got from her father, she has some powers from her mother the psychopomp. Specifically, she can tell when a living being is close to death. This power doesn't work for undead, they always seem to be a bit past dead, until they are laid to rest.

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Since Galrithius is outside

Since Galrithius is outside the ruins, don't feel the need to wait for the turn until he's interacted with


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I had mostly "cool stuff" in

I had mostly "cool stuff" in mind. Like finding a baton, but when you will it to, it engulfs you in a TRON cycle. Or maybe a lightweight shoulder cannon. Or even some kind of ancient tech armor. But yeah. No "haha I found something that makes me turn my enemies into ants and me into a deity" that just isn't nice.

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Also, I'm not sure if any of you have looked into Gunni's bio,

Well since you mentioned it, I did! LOVE it! Wow. Can hardly imagine getting news like, "Oh by the way your uncle is a millionaire," much less, "Oh by the way your family is mythical."

"Gee thanks for dropping a bombshell like that as an afterthought from watching a movie, Mom and Dad! Nice to know I'm important enough to be told about my secret epic heritage as a 'fun things to know about this movie' easteregg!" @.@;

On the topic of suddenly finding pay-to-win level gear in RP, I'm reminded of an old OOC post I wrote up in an X-Men RP forum trying to explain why the latest post was godmodding and that godmodding isn't nice. I thought it was funny, but it wasn't well received. :P

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Speaking of godmodding,

Speaking of godmodding, "crude computers" got turned into " battery powered personal datapad"....just so you know, I do have defined what these ruins are and what happened to the people ;) Maybe keep the info on the datapad pretty superficial.


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If they are actual formerly

If they are actual formerly-functioning computers, Crux can get them working again, and can probably rig up a power supply. Then the problem becomes, did the data survive? If not, figuring out the machine language would be a major undertaking. And if the data did survive, is it friendly? If it was a secure system, it might not take kindly to being in enemy hands.

Actually, given Crux' ability to analyse gear, my first question is can she tell if the data survived?

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Oh, also compare the

Oh, also compare the computers used for Apollo XI with a contemporary smartphone. The former would take more time for Flux to fix just because of how big it is.

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Well Emmy has all tongues to

Well Emmy has all tongues to that might help with deciphering it ;)


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Foradain wrote:
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Also, I'm not sure if any of you have looked into Gunni's bio

Finally got to look at it. Neat! :D You are really good about balancing your powers and explaining why they are balanced the way they are. And as Mittens said, the backstory really tickles me. XD "Oh by the way..."

I really should write up some bios of my supers. XD

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I had read the bio before

I had read the bio before actually :) Defnitely dig a Forge-Thor cross ;)

Don't feel pressured to read Gal's especially since it's so linked to Necrobia as a whole.

Does Mitts have a backstory somewhere? From what I can tell she's got portals, conjuring, and minor reality bending?


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DesViper wrote:
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Speaking of godmodding, "crude computers" got turned into " battery powered personal datapad"....just so you know, I do have defined what these ruins are and what happened to the people ;) Maybe keep the info on the datapad pretty superficial.

Eeep! Mittens tangled the yarn again! Sorry 'bout that. Abandoned sci-fi pyramids + "crude computers" must have computed to Sci-horror in my mind. And in Sci-horror, there's always datapads with "...they've breached life support. This is the end. Aaaaargh!" journal entries in them laying around. And even if I didn't hurp in that way, the definition of "crude computer" can vary from "Speak And Spell" to "has carbon scoring but can still project holo-A.I. even 10,000 years after the last person activated it" depending on setting.

Edit: Oh yeah. You asked for backstory. I'm borrowing from a comicbook hero incarnation of Mits I RP'd long ago in a now dead forum thread. In it an overly Leroy Jenkins human girl wound up obtaining (totally NOT stealing) magical divine teleportation powers from some hidden ancient Egyptian cat temple. Things went especially haywire when she ignored the safety manual, (J/K there was no safety manual), overused the power, and wound up quantum entangled with several other alternate timeline versions of herself. So now she's pretty much as loopy as the arucuan bird. https://youtu.be/nuOW-sSQgD4?t=58

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I suppose it is somewhat

I suppose it is somewhat SciFi horror-comic book we've treaded into :p Improv time ;)


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