The character is interesting, but needs more motivation than feeding - after 500 years of existence, Claudia will have picked up quirks, likes and dislikes, and will have opinions on most subjects - it would be interesting to hear them. Feeding and staying alive is good for insects.
Also, her father's biases will influence her actions.
Thus, her preferences might alter the view of her strongly - a Claudia who uses her wealth and power for aiding children in need might be a lily-white altruist, founding orphanages and schools, and protecting them.
But if a vengeful streak is added, she might become a vigilante, punishing those who trespass against children. If her father's dislike for priests kicks in, she might start cleansing the clergy - slaying those who pay just lip service to the teachings and harm the helpless, especially kids, in any way.
She might be obsessed with becoming mortal again, or at least growing to adult size. She could meddle in vampire politics...
If that was fleshed out, I'd gladly give a 5, so I will wait. Still, good work. Go to Comment
Has anoyone of you read Terry Pratchett's 'Sourcery' ? There, the drive of every wizard to build a tower for himself and himself only is depicted - the highest number of wizards that can cooperate is one, and what is a better abode than an ominous tower, like a warning finger, a symbol of his power (and a phallic symbol as well)?
Wizards and towers are an archetype, so closely connected that if a wizard decides to live in a comfortable villa where he does not have to walkas many stairs, all his colleagues will tap their foreheads.
Uh, and as for the post - a good one! The construction of a highway as opposed to say a pyramid is unique in encountering new problems as the construction progresses and the highway's front moves along. Go to Comment
I might note that it depends upon the female whether twins are born or not - it is the number of ova to be fertilized that determines the number of kids - if, by chance, two manage to mature at the same time, the potential for twins is given, etc.
The male must just shed enough spermatozoa to fertilize them, and this could indeed be the effect of the soup: potence, combined with desire, and a higher sperm count.
There should be a female counterpart for this, resulting in increased female fertility, to justify that 'twins' part... now, perhaps there should be several potions for the female to ward of diseases of the unborn, and ensure healthy development... I sense a thread coming up... Go to Comment
In a high-magicworld, this is certainly the way to go - free labor that won't rebel. Of course, the people may be upset at magical items 'stealing' their jobs, with golems and conjured servants doing chores, succubi competing with prostitues for clients, warrior demons entering the market of assassination...
Could cause some outrage amongst the populace...
a good one 4/5 Go to Comment
An interesting character to have at a court - not a paramount of goodness, just an honest and decent man who thinks people shouldn't hurt others and all'd be good.
Through him, many a plot could spring into being, and manya player will like him. Go to Comment
Thanks for the laurels...
As for speech, the Sanguine Widowmaker can speak out loudly yet rarely does so... most often, he will simply nudge a person he has not forged a relationship with yet into the right direction, and will speak into the mind of a friend. Go to Comment
Don't worry, I've got several younger siblings, several being justkids, and plan to have kids someday myself, and would never harm a kid, nor wish harm on a child.
Mature people can handle such topics responsibly, and certainly do not delight in them, but they may be useful for gameplay to evoke a certain emotional response - for example, if youwere amongst the players encountering the Sanguine Widowmaker, the response would be exactly as intended - to creep you out, get scared and certainly not trust that cursed piece of iron, even though it might state that its intentions are lily-white.
Perhaps there should be a box to check if a post is not suitable for audiences under a certain age, due to violence, or sexual content? Go to Comment
Goblins originated the idea of meat on a stick. In larger towns, goblin vendors can be seen hawking their wares, a variety of animals skewered and deep fried. Almost always tasty so long as you dont ask too many questions.