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Bareka
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
valadaar's comment on 2013-12-26 12:45 PM
Missed this one first time through. Great job and love the use of the artwork!
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Bareka
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Kassy's comment on 2013-05-18 07:20 AM
5.0/5

Great read. Top marks from me for this one. Go to Comment
Bareka
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-18 01:03 AM
Just so complete a sub. Also, I find the whole Ouzquin Dremorix setting fascinating. Go to Comment
Bareka
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
Forganthus's comment on 2013-06-12 11:55 AM
What do they burn to melt the glass? Go to Comment
Bareka
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
MysticMoon's comment on 2013-08-31 09:14 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Bareka
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Gossamer's comment on 2013-09-20 09:05 AM
What can I say, another great one. Full score. Go to Comment
Vauraki
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Desert)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-04-12 04:07 PM
Thanks val. It isnt evil, per se. Like Axtrami it is defined by how the ouzquin dremorix believe in it. As they say; good and evil are man-made ideals :)

while it represents all the 'evil' ideas n the world, Vauraki itself is true neutrality - it is only doing what it was born to do. Go to Comment
Vauraki
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-05-13 09:36 AM
Those 'upstart' Quinnish folk are all deluded into believing that they are 'special', or that they have made the right precautions, or that they are powerful enough to overcome Vauraki, or that they can convince Vauraki to conform to them. They are all wrong. Their own hightened sense of self-worth is their own undoing. Vauraki is unbiased when it comes to it's slaughter of such people.

Although it's not something that Axtrami tries to hide, the average Ouzquin Dremorix does not know or realize that Axtrami's (and Vauraki's) power is based on their belief. They just believe him to be a god, always there regardless. Some OD are more enlightened to the fact though.

It is possible that one of these enlightened people try to summon Vauraki with this thought in mind, but the overall belief and fear of the Ouzquin Dremorix society as a whole will far override one person's attempt at believing they can control him.

Bareka, The OD home city will come soon! Go to Comment
Vauraki
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Cheka Man's comment on 2013-04-12 07:43 PM
I like this submission but can't find the vote button on IE or Firefox. Go to Comment
Vauraki
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Cheka Man's comment on 2013-04-13 12:33 AM
At last I get to vote. Go to Comment
Vauraki
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Murometz's comment on 2013-05-10 05:15 PM
Some heady myth-making here. Good stuff! Evocative imagery of a crimson-stained obsidian wolf! Some nice prose.

I'm curious regarding the paragraph that begins..."Rather than possessing intelligence and sentience, Vauraki is elemental in nature. It is a primal, bestial force...."

The Ozquin Dremorix gave birth to the Vauraki based on faith-and-belief "projection". If enough believe strongly...it comes to be. So far so good. When the occasional "upstart" Ouzquin Dremorix attempts to summon/control Vauraki, do they understand that it is a "primal, uncaring, elemental entity", or do they have some idea that they themselves created it, and thus *can* potentially worship/control it?

If that question doesn't make sense, fair enough, we'll move on :p

I'll close with...yet another great addition to the world of Ouzquin Dremorix! Go to Comment
Vauraki
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Desert)
valadaar's comment on 2013-04-12 02:44 PM
I really like this sub, Shadoweagle. I share the same thoughts for the origins of divine figures from people's beliefs in game worlds.

The only downside is the dumbing down and removing any real personalty from Vauraki as this limits its use somewhat. Something unintelligent cannot in my opinion, be truly evil. Go to Comment
Vauraki
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Kassy's comment on 2014-06-22 03:21 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Vauraki
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MysticMoon's comment on 2013-08-28 07:21 PM
This is an exceptional idea. I love those kinds of primal forces. I also love the the relationship between belief and power. Once again, an excellent addition to the intriguing Ouzquin Dremorix. Go to Comment
Vauraki
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Desert)
caesar193's comment on 2013-08-16 07:59 PM
Blood-thirsty obsidian dream wolf things are always brilliant. How could you not, with that many adjectives? Anyways, according to the rules given, it would seem natural for the Storm God' violent side to emerge, and one could argue that a person's violent side is bestial, wolflike, and thus the Vauraki is created. Wicked good work, SE. Go to Comment
Vauraki
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Gossamer's comment on 2013-11-06 07:58 AM
Hmm, I must have missed this one. Goodness, I'll probably end up reading all of these before the PBP ends. Ehm, right, the sub itself; Lots of nice lore, I would say that even if this being isn't really evil, it makes sense given the nature of the desert and the OD's culture. Coyote's snatching babies and what not, so a dog shaped being fits very well. Go to Comment
The Other Side
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Strolen's comment on 2013-04-10 03:26 AM
This is one heck of a critique axle. It seems that you somehow latch onto something obtuse and cerebrally pick it to death even if it doesn't have much relevance to the actual submission. A simple, "this would fit a plot better" would have been plenty and then giving a little love to a wonderful piece of work.

I think the rule that would help you is for every critique, you should say two things nice about submissions. Go to Comment
The Other Side
Plots  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
Strolen's comment on 2013-04-10 03:31 AM
Awesome. This is almost exactly how I ended up joining a cult. Small steps, better rewards, before I knew it I released a greater demon. Small world!

This is even better since it can so seamlessly be added to any evil adventure. No time limits and the tasks they are given could be accordianed as needed to fit a campaign. Fantastic.

It is really a perfect adventure template to help weave almost anything into another story. Get two or three of these twisting in and out of each other and you have an awesomely cohesive, world-spanning adventure with plenty of layers and side-quests available. I absolutely love the setup!

And, I agree, it probably hits the plot category better. Go to Comment
The Other Side
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Strolen's comment on 2013-04-10 06:37 AM
Yes, that is exactly what I am saying. The theology of the cult really doesn't have a whole lot of relevance to me in the process of following the plot. The answering of any of your posed questions would require an entirely new submission to flesh out for little or no extra value to this idea.

This site is a place for the sharing and celebration of each other's ideas. What threw me off was your expectation for a graduate level discourse on theology and divination and critique on the proper development of a belief system...all for a fun roleplaying idea.

I want a cool idea that is fun to run and this one fits the bill fabulously. I just can't comprehend that your expectations are so lofty that you actually expect these things to be answered. Go to Comment
The Other Side
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Strolen's comment on 2013-05-25 04:02 AM
Congrats to SE and this submission being the first place submission in the quest Religions and Cults!! Go to Comment
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