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Megan Sharwan
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2010-12-23 03:25 PM
Just building on this - yes.

Integral to the setting is that the five primary metahuman races, Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, and Orks are all the same species, with various genetic reactions to the rise of magic in the world. While not specifically mentioned, at least not before third edition, this is not without parallel in the other species of the world - Hellhounds and werewolves re-arose from the wolf population, etc.

Also integral to the setting is the idea that there is a template of 'what you are supposed to be', built of your genetics and your personal experiences / beliefs. Your body and spirit will attempt to reach this ideal template - This is how healing works, how learning new skills and powers works, etc. It is also how Awakening after birth works. There is a possibility that she really is a just-plain-human. There is also a (smaller) possibility that she is something else, and her body and mind are just waiting for the appropriate conditions to undergo re-expression. It's not likely, mind you, but she might wake up tomorrow and start to transform, perhaps even shifting through an elf-like phase on her way to being a faerie.

Which brings to mind another plot hook - She might have heard that Megacorp X (Aztechnology springs to mind...) is abducting spike babies and their parents in an attempt to be able to force Awakenings, and want the runners to do something about it. Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2010-12-23 03:26 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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EchoMirage's comment on 2010-12-24 03:41 AM


It's allright, a good piece.


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Megan Sharwan
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-10 08:22 PM
+.5 for telling me a story in a true to narrative voice

this would make a great backstory for PC as well, the emotional complexity that comes with hating you parents and then seeing them killed....awful stuff...but in a good way Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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valadaar's comment on 2014-04-08 09:30 AM
This is cool - lots of details.

I find huge blocks of italics rather distracting - its okay for brief passages, but entire pages makes it hard to read.

Also, your headings seem a little off somehow. Maybe its because they are smaller than usual.

Otherwise, a great bartender.
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Megan Sharwan
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Silveressa's comment on 2010-12-23 11:15 AM
Update: Added in a few plot new rp notes and plot hooks involving humanis policlubs and joy girls/boys. Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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Silveressa's comment on 2010-12-23 12:48 PM


@Dossta:



 



It's integral to the setting. Basically humanity was all humans until a virus, combined with the reawakening of magic across the world caused a % of humans to mutate into either Dwarves, Orcs, Trolls, or Elves.



The history of the setting goes on to mention that occasionally two parents one race will give birth to a child of a completely different race due to latent genes. (referred to as "spike babies.")



There's also a small % of people that undergo mutation during puberty from human to a different race because of the same latent genes.



I'll see about working a brief "as you know Watson" explanation into the back story for readers unfamiliar with the setting, thanks for the suggestion.


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Megan Sharwan
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Silveressa's comment on 2010-12-23 12:53 PM
Update: Add in an explanation of "spike babies" into the history text. Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-09 01:21 AM
Update: Fixed the formatting, so hopefully it's easier to read and more pleasing to the eye. Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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Silveressa's comment on 2014-04-08 05:23 PM
Aye, this one got messed up from editing, or during a sit update, I'll give it an overhaul and fix the errors in the next day or so, thanks for bringing them to my attention. Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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Kassy's comment on 2014-06-24 11:29 AM
A pretty solid char. Definitely a world I'd like to learn more about. I'll have to see about getting myself a copy of the core rules for Shadowrun. Go to Comment
Megan Sharwan
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Dossta's comment on 2010-12-23 12:25 PM


I like her.  Like Siren said, she's pretty standard fare, but the back-story was a well-written and enjoyable read.  The main issue I have with this piece is probably inherent in the setting, but . . . how can a pair of elves produce a human child?  That really messes with my suspension of disbelief.  Was she really switched at birth?  Adopted, but her parents didn't want to admit it later?  Some explanation there would be helpful.


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Megan Sharwan
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Dossta's comment on 2010-12-23 01:11 PM
Ah, now I see. Those two lines helped a lot, so thanks for the update. Go to Comment
The Majestic Silver Oak
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Strolen's comment on 2010-12-25 01:47 PM


Nice tree/town legend. I especially like the hook that if the emperor finds out about the tree and the history that he will do what he can to destroy it. Has great plot hook written all over it! Not sure that it will help his image though.


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The Majestic Silver Oak
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Cheka Man's comment on 2010-12-23 07:56 AM
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The Majestic Silver Oak
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Murometz's comment on 2010-12-22 10:47 PM


Purty. Well described and i have to second Dossta on the girl who died w/o wishing for revenge idea being a refreshing one.

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The Majestic Silver Oak
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valadaar's comment on 2014-01-10 11:37 AM
A simple, horrific and sadly believable tale. I agree with Strolen on the imperial hook. This too is sad and believable.

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The Majestic Silver Oak
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Silveressa's comment on 2010-12-22 03:39 PM


I'm glad you like it, feel free to use the entire town built around it as well. http://strolen.com/viewing/Silver_Oak


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The Majestic Silver Oak
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Silveressa's comment on 2010-12-23 11:42 PM
Anytime, if you could, please send me a pm about the changes and how it works out in your campaign, I'm curious how well your players like it. Go to Comment
The Majestic Silver Oak
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Kassy's comment on 2012-04-22 06:24 PM


Tragic.



Choosing her music above vengeance is also a nice addition.



Inspirational too, thank you Silveressa!


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