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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:44 am 
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So, last time we checked in on our favorite giantess blacksmith, Raleris had just told her about the rumors surrounding godsend. Now, I've thought up plans for this, but it's mostly consisted of just poking it around. The one thread that has run through it the entire time was the idea of utilizing the pre-release event to inform the story.

The problem is, I was spoiled for choices and without a better structure to build in, I mostly just spun my wheels. That's when it occurred to me... The pre-release had the player choose a pack with the hero card. So why not turn this into a CYOA style project?... Well, kinda. I'm not going to create alternate paths for every choice. I'm just going to let you all choose the Path the story will take.

There will be 2 votes for everyone to cast. I was tempted to go for all 3, but the weapons were a bit too all over the place for such a choice.

Anyway, cast your vote for the Path:
:w: Honor/The Protector
:u: Wisdom/The Philosopher
:b: Ambition/The Avenger
:r: Battle/The Warrior
:g: Might/The Hunter

and the Destiny:
:w: Lead/The General
:u: Outwit/The Savant
:b: Dominate/The Tyrant
:r: Conquer/The Warmonger
:g: Thrive/The Provider

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:12 pm 
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I'll vote for Ambition/The Avenger and Conquer/The Warmonger.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Which character is this?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:50 am 
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Might/The Hunter and Lead/The General

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:58 am 
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:b: Ambition/The Avenger and :u: Outwit/The Savant.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:54 pm 
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Where do you see this going? Do these choices refer to people Maral meets along the way, or roles that she finds herself playing in her journey? Do you foresee a color alignment shift as a result, should the Path and Destiny not conform to ?

After reading Maral's debut, I would like to tentatively chooseBattle/The Warrior and Outwit/The Savant.(Pending to change with your answer of course)

EDIT: I'm changing my vote to Might/The Hunter and Outwit/The Savant, see below.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Landis963 wrote:
Where do you see this going? Do these choices refer to people Maral meets along the way, or roles that she finds herself playing in her journey? Do you foresee a color alignment shift as a result, should the Path and Destiny not conform to ?

After reading Maral's debut, I would like to tentatively choose Battle/The Warrior and Outwit/The Savant. (Pending to change with your answer of course)

Well, without giving too much away, they represent ordeals she must undertake.
They will reflect her past and choices she has made.

As to color alignment, no, there won't theoretically be any shift, just a different facet of herself exposed.

Also, glad you read it!
There's actually more pieces featuring Maral, but they aren't narratives.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:43 am 
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Barinellos wrote:
Well, without giving too much away, they represent ordeals she must undertake.
They will reflect her past and choices she has made.

As to color alignment, no, there won't theoretically be any shift, just a different facet of herself exposed.

Also, glad you read it!
There's actually more pieces featuring Maral, but they aren't narratives.


With that in mind, I would like to change my vote. We'll need one ordeal that plays to her strengths, and another ordeal which plays to her weaknesses. She's a blacksmith and artificer by trade, which gives her patience, timing, and an eye for details. That plus her giant's strength leads me to believe that she would excel in the Hunter's Path. However, despite her sharp wit when sparring with Raleris, she seems badly shaken about her inability to reproduce a Sol Ring. Which suggests that insoluble problems throw her off her game like nobody's business. This was characterized by a trend in her thoughts toward her past, and everyone who laughed at her apparent brutishness and lack of decorum during her childhood, suggesting a deeply buried insecurity and fear of failure. Which means that problems that can't be dragged off to a forge and smelted down will be an especial challenge for her, particularly if they tend toward the social. Therefore, the clear choice is the Savant's Destiny.

My vote then is Might/The Hunter and Outwit/The Savant.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:04 am 
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An interesting tie in the Path so far, while the Savant is showing the lead in the destiny category.
I intend to let the vote run for a full week before calling the tally, but there's still a fair few yet to cast their votes, so it's still an open race.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:43 pm 
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I'll leave this up again until this Saturday. Hopefully we can get another vote or two to break our tie.

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