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Saint Duncan
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
OjnoTheRed's comment on 2011-12-07 05:11 AM


Great story - I agree with other posters - solid, has a history about it.



Another thought is that this would integrate into some kinds of Sci Fi quite well - I'm thinking of Dark Heresy in particular.  There are religious traditions buried in that (the Ordo Hereticus and so on) where this would fit - fight Chaos and so on.



In a more mundane way, remove the supernatural and give him the role of a local priest or some other reason to be popular - e.g. resistance to the government?  Clues there in the refusal-to-politic part of the story.



Anyway, great and very useable character.


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Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-09-03 11:30 AM
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2004-09-03 09:10 AM
Then less than perfect players shall suffer the wrath. Like in all things, subjectivity exists.

Long, long ago, a friend of mine kept track of every notable "good", "evil", "lawful", and "chaotic" act the player performed. Notable usually meant a conscious choice, usually when it was easier to be evil or chaotic, than good or lawful. (The log was pretty darn long, as he noted every action. He also had a tabulation sheet (manual spread sheet) for everyones action.) He used it to determine if the character could use certain items or receive clerical boons.

It kept people honest, as their stated allignments were one thing and their effective allignments were another.

It is a lot of book keeping I admit, but a very useful tool. Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2004-09-02 08:38 PM
Awesome. I might argue that the benefits are a bit over-powerful, but then, who is completely virtuous, eh? After all, even a righteous man may have a moment where he considers taking more than his fare share in the gold.

Can a man have some qualities and some detriments? for example, what if someone is not greedy nor lecherous, but gets impatient with people easily? can they become dragon-strong, immune to poison and kill everyone he dislikes? Sounds like a good, powerful villian to me. Perhaps a king - elected for his great qualities, but feared for his ruthlessness when dealing with those who oppose him.

Also, what if someone has a change of heart throughout life? Can a curse become a gift, and vice-versa if the people change from good to bad?

In spite of these couple questions, i give this a definite 5/5. I commend your efforts!

I take it that the first animal is the Chimaera then. I look forward to seeing the other 11. Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Iain's comment on 2006-02-22 04:26 AM
I don't know how I missed this. It is excellent. I particularly like Shadoweagle's comment as well. Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-03 09:07 AM
Probably yes to both Echo ;) Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-03 06:41 AM
What will we get next? Griffon? Hydra?
the only problem with implementing such an item is that with less-than-perfect players, it would lead to endless debates about whether the character's acts are still within the bounds of VIRTUE.

anyway, I sure like it. Two thumbs up, plus happy smile on my face :D Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-02-22 12:31 PM
A ring that will cause trouble for the majority of wearers. (and PC's.) Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2006-02-21 07:41 PM
love the idea Scrasamax. I can't help but throw out a few I'd love to see (trying to avoid some overly-obvious ones)

1- cockatrice
2- naga
3- roc Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2006-04-04 09:47 PM
hehe...my first ever "BUMP". This means you have to do more rings now Scras! Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-22 12:42 PM
Shadoweagle raised some strong points, but what roleplaying opportunities does the use of the item provide a PC.

Example A: A virtuous character gets the ring and now can kick some major ass, and get his bling on at the same time. Sometimes loading up your character with magic is a good way to light a fire under their ass. But this would hold true for all powerful magic items.,

Example B: A good meaning but flawed character gets the ring, and the ring locks the character in a closet with a box of cigars-so to speak. So the character must quest to lift the curse or be stuck an having item rewrite his character. Maybe this good be interesting, (i.e. you could give the Laconic character a chance to chase women) but what roleplayer likes to have their character's persona affected by an item.

Example C: A base character gets the item, and notices when he hads another vice or his vices ridden impulses get stronger. Then the ring kills him. Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-09-22 10:20 AM
An excellent item, if dangerous.

Great Job! Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Kassy's comment on 2014-05-05 04:17 PM
3.5/5

A neat and troublesome little item. Go to Comment
Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-09-03 11:32 AM
Didn't even know there was a Yu-Gi-Oh reference in it, but Teen Titans is strangley engaging.
A good characer with well-established drives and a personality, as well as a little wierdness. Good.

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Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2005-10-20 10:29 PM
Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
MoonHunter's comment on 2004-09-02 09:44 AM
While there is no shame or problem by what show you are watching, many of us do not know Yu-gi-oh and the reference it totally lost. Describing the situation completely is always the best bet. Go to Comment
Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-02 05:50 AM
Interesting. A character with understandable goals ... why let others - fools, gluttons and cretins - run things when he can do much better, furtherin the common good, and as one says, one cannot make an omelette without smashing a few eggs.
Of course, some people may be horrified by his way of seeing peasants as numbers on paper, and rivals just obstacles to be overcome (but I guess he likes it when they put up at least SOME fight)...

A very interesting character, but you COULD have omitted the Yu-gi-oh reference, to be honest :D 4/5 Go to Comment
Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2004-09-02 08:05 AM
Impressive. *nods* You should do up a page for Baird like you did here for Graeme.
Well to be honest, I think it was a good idea to give the
Yu-gi-oh reference. It gives a good basis for someone to watch to gain a better understanding of the interaction between the two brothers.
You should never be ashamed of anything you do in your life and no one should judge you by the shows you watch. I think people would be a bit happier if they still watched cartoons even as an adult. And if watching these shows helps keep your imagination well fed and in shape, then who cares. My cartoon guilty-pleasures include Courage the Cowardly Dog and Teen Titans. :)
Keep up the excellent work. Your doing great. Go to Comment
Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
Sentinel's comment on 2004-09-03 05:40 PM
I like it, it has depth to the character and the personality it worked out to perfection, the character has his flaws and that is what makes it perfect

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Prince Graeme
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
valadaar's comment on 2013-04-23 02:37 PM
Not a bad NPC, though "Despite the murder of his father, Graeme is not an evil person, merely a pragmatic one." does not fly with me.

He does however fit into my worldview of nobles being closer to Game of Thrones then King Arthur. "Good Kings" merely have good PR folks :)





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