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From the Golden to the Modern Age and beyond, Supers and Superheroes have become an iconic part of our modern mythology

As part of my plan to eventually take over the world, I will assemble characters, plots, items, stories, and other submissions from and inspired by the supers genre.

First, because I can, I'd like to show you the world of Delta Factor. Drawing inspiration from George RR Martin's Wild Cards series, and a bit from White Wolf's Aberrant, Delta Factor is a world in which Deltas - people with abilities ranging from trivial to truly amazing - have only been a reality for a few years. It's not a comic book world, but my vision of what our world would be like if you added super abilities. There are very few costumed heroes, secret identities are nigh impossible to maintain, and the government has spent billions researching ways to mitigate these abilities.

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The Candle-Eyed Man

       By: Murometz

The third son of a candle-maker, and secretly a spy, Tsiao Fong Wei betrayed his family, clan, and town to the merciless Qongg Dynasty, causing the deaths of his own family members. He survived to an old age hiding out in the country side and keeping a low profile. One day however, the “Paper Knife” finally found Tsiao Fong Wei , and exacted his revenge on behalf of the folk, dead and tortured.

After a furious struggle, the “Paper Knife” plunged twin burning candles into the eyes of the traitorous old man and laughed, as Tsiao Fong Wei howled in dismay and pain. Some say Tsiao Fong Wei died that day. Others say that the old man somehow escaped despite his sudden anguish and utter blindness.

The truth is lost to time.

But to this day the children of the Red-Ridge County towns and villages are told by their parents to always beware twin lights in the darkness and to never venture into the woods at night, and to keep an ear open for the Groaning Ghost, for somewhere out there Tsiao Fong Wei the Traitor, now a vengeful spirit, stumbles about the darkness moaning and wailing, candles still sticking forth from out of his otherwise empty eye sockets. And though the candles plunged into his eyes all those years ago were a’flame going in, now the wax protuberances are somehow lit from within and burn without, and two flickering lights in the darkness, always portend his coming.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | December 6, 2013 | View | UpVote 4xp


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