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Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by BrotherMouse518, Jul 26, 2020.

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  1. Extras: Relic Creation + Backend Update
    BrotherMouse518

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    Alrighty boys and girls it’s time for a proper backend update!


    First Off; the Gun Poll, at 18 votes total and the majority of them going to the Remington New Model Army, we have our first Relic for Walt!

    Which brings me to a bit of the game mechanics of Scion 2nd Edition.

    It’s time to build a Relic!

    At character creation, a post-visitation Scion will have 11 points to spend across his/her/their Birthrights. For those of you who don’t recall, Birthrights are the Relics, Creatures, Followers, and Guides bestowed upon Scions by their Patron deities post visitation.

    So to build the Relic in chargen first we must determine what it is. We already know what this relic will be; a Weapon. Which means we have to take the base template of a weapon in Scion, in this case a Pistol, and figure out it’s tags (the traits of the weapon that determine what it does mechanically)

    A Pistol in Scion 2e has the following tags; Concealable, Firearm, Lethal, Piercing, Ranged.

    What does this mean?

    Concealable gives Enhancement 1 (which means an additional success if you succeed your roll at all, doesn’t matter if you only have one to begin with.) to any roll to hide, conceal, or sneak the weapon in an appropriate scenario.

    Firearm means the weapon is used by rolling the Firearms (Or Marksmanship if your DM/GM/Storyteller is using that house rule) skill and it adds Enhancement 1 to the roll.

    Lethal means it does Lethal damage (As opposed to Bashing damage or Aggravated damage) and can inflict appropriate Conditions if you spend successes on them.

    Piercing means attacks from this weapon will reduce the target’s Hard (think plate mail) Armor by 1 and Soft (think heavy padding) Armor by 2 when dealing damage, thus negating that level of damage mitigation.

    Ranged is obvious; it’s a ranged weapon. You get a Difficulty increase of 1 for using it in the Close range band and it adds Enhancement 1 to attack rolls.

    Now we move on to the Relic side of things with giving it powers. We’ll be using the expanded relic creation rules from Scion 2e’s Mysteries of The World supplement book for our guidelines on power cost (base stuff is very vague and open ended in the core book) in addition to the relic rules in Scion Hero.

    So first we start off with the cost of the relic, it’s Rating. Ratings go from 1-5 time will tell if that will increase with Demigod and God’s releases. We are going to spend 3 dots on this relic, giving this Remington a rating of 3

    Now we move on to it’s associated Deed. In Scion 2nd Edition, Deeds are goals you set for the Short (Session to Session), Long (Chapter of the Campaign) terms, and for your Band as a whole. It is an additional way to gain experience and a way for you as the player craft a Heroic narrative for your Scion. For instance, when I played Scion 2e for the first time as
    Erik Helson, Government Name; Eric Connolly (yes Walt’s Dad)
    his Short Term Deed was to use one of his Relics effectively, his Long Term Deed was to prove himself worthy to his Patron, sadly due to real life shit I never got to reach the stage where we as a band got to make a Band deed. In the case of Relics, the Deed it’s associated with is the Deed/story where you got it. Think Beowulf grabbing Hrunting out of the treasure hordes when fighting Grendel’s mother. If it came from your character’s Visitation then it’s deed is Visitation. Since this Relic is a Visitation relic from chargen, that’s what it’s deed is.

    We go on to Purviews the Relic channels, as I’ve said in a prior post, Purviews are the Divine/Magical control over something, in Scion 2e the Purviews are as follows; Artistry (Arts & Crafts), Beasts (Animals, you can also specify which animals or just blanket them depending on what you’re going for), Beauty (both in the sense of being Beautiful and being monstrous looking), Chaos, Darkness (this also covers Dreams), Death, Deception (Not just lying or hiding things but illusions as well), Earth (metal as well), Epic Dexterity, Epic Strength, Epic Stamina (basically the stuff that makes you a Dynasty Warriors, Bollywood movie, or Anime character), Fertility (both in the sense of plants/agriculture and sex/reproduction), Fire (both literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical), Forge (Be the greatest engineer, smith, programmer, etc), Fortune (both in the sense of Luck and the sense of Prophecy), Frost (you know, cold. With the same applications as Fire but...cold), Health (Life in general, but also in addition to illness, age, pestilence), Journeys (both in the sense of travel, roads/walkways, and vehicles), Moon (this also counts as purview over the Night.), Order (wether it be codified Laws, social norms, or just plane a code of conduct), Passion (as in Emotions. When you take this purview you have to specify one to three.), Prosperity (Be the god of money! Or be the god of being a broke ass. You do you), Sky (Wind, Rain, Storms, lightning, flight, the whole nine), Stars (Space, constellations, astrology, astronomy, that kind of stuff.), Sun (also Light and the rising and setting of the sun as a metaphot.), War (Conflict in general, weather it be a war of words or weapons. Also being a good commander.), Water (Fresh or Salt, man made waterways and plumbing or natural bodies of water. It’s yours.), and last but not least Wild (As in power over the wilderness itself on every level).

    Since this weapon doesn’t channel any Purviews we leave that blank.

    If we were to tie Purviews to it we would also have to give the Relic a Motif for when it channels that Purview. For instance, the first character I made to test out chargen for Scion 2e was a Son of Santa Muerte with a sawn off shotgun based off the one that Antonio Banderas’ character El Mariachi uses in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (and I think the rest of the Mariachi trilogy too). It channeled the Fire purview and it’s Motif was “Searing Ash and Cinders that Rend Flesh from Bone”. The Motif as I said in a prior post is the guideline for what you can do with that Purview. In this case, this shotgun spat out ash and cinders that would utterly destroy shit with the heat, so when using the Fire purview the Scion would only be able to wreck havoc and destruction with his use of it.

    Enhancement(s) added by it, we’re not adding any so it’s gonna be blank.

    A Knack, which for Relics is basically an ability it can do. This is where we will be spending those three points. Now, while I would love to give this gun unlimited ammo that would cost all three points ( as per the relic power cost chart in Mysteries of the World and it would be kind of boring. So we’re going to add one of the example Relic’s knacks to it, it’s a one dot relic (so in otherwords we made this for the Knack alone) called Fae-Shot since its a one dot we’re gonna spend one point to get its power. What does it do? It let’s you spend successes to paralyze your target instead of dealing damage if you successfully attacked them. In this case, this Remington turns the bullets fired from it into paralytic projectiles. Now for the next one we’ll be adding another Knack, this time a custom one we’ll simply call “Ricochet” for one point. Ricochet will be a special knack stunt that we can spend successes on (one per shot fired) to make bullets ricochet off surfaces. Finally we’re going to add one last one dot Knack to it; we’re gonna call it “Finneseful Fanning” since this is on the beefier side we’re gonna say the cost for this is Imbuing (temporarily spending X amount of points of Legend until the Boon/Knack/Whatever is done as opposed to flat out spending it and not getting it back) one Legend to make the gun fire accurately and without penalty when you fan the hammer.

    Pretty sweet eh?

    And lastly Flaws to add so we can put more points into it. We won’t be adding those.

    Which gives us our Relic, which we will call; Ceanglóir Amadán or Fool-Binder in English. Walt’s first of three birthrights (which we will get the details of come his Visitation). Not bad for a demigod cowboy eh?

    Now for a little bit on HEMA, while I was zombie-ing my way through the day (recovering from low sleep days of work) I looked up HEMA Longsword form videos and stumbled across a fight scene that used proper Longsword techniques and actual historical European hand to hand techniques for the choreography.

    For those of you who wanted a visual for how Dino fights here you go

    Also here’s some great YouTubers that cover HEMA, Historical Weaponry and Warfare, as well as occasionally do weapon reviews or fun little "How pracical is X weapon from Y Show/Movie/Etc" for further research;

    Skallagrim

    Shadiversity

    Björn Rüther

    Sidenote a great YouTuber that that chained god the almighty YouTube Reccomended Algorithim showed me in a divine revelation that covers historical dress (and its reproduction) that I can’t get enough of and who’s asthetic is on fucking point.

    Bernadette Banner

    Lastly a quick word on what’s next;

    Over the next week I’ll be writing the “B” side of Days Gone By, with Taylor as our focus character in addition to our next Bandmate. I doubt the writing process will be as arduous as the “A” Side but it will still probably take a minute and be 2k minimum but more than likely 4k minimum with how I write things. Then it’s off to the “C” Side which will be far shorter but have more hooks and Scion side goodness interacting with Parahuman jank, and lastly the “D” side which I’m debating weather or not to just have it be 2.1 instead of the 2.1 I had planned. Idk, it’s gonna be third person regardless so it may be more fit for being the “D” side rather than 2.1 if you guys have any preference lemme know.

    That’s all for now, you guys have a good one.

    Special thanks to everyone who gives feedback, discusses, or just leaves kudos comments. You guys make my day!
     
  2. Ryan Lozano

    Ryan Lozano I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    So does God exist here in this Fic
     
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  3. BrotherMouse518

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    As in the Abrahamic god YHVH? Yes. Although, he's kind of indisposed. While the Abrahamic "Pantheon" isnt in Scion, people have made a homebrew pantheon. In it YHVH is a cautionary tale of what happens when you have too big a religion with too many people having too many different interpretations of you. With the addition of Mantels of Divinity in 2e its even worse for him.

    Right now, YHVH is in a corner trying to reconcile all that schizophrenic interpretations while trying not to fall apart or becoming an aspect of a Titan. Jesus and the Saints are trying their damndest to do right by people, The Angels are awaiting the Almighty's command, and Lucifer is trying Everything to try and get dear old dad to interact with the world again.

    Sadly theres only so much they can do, less so in a world that is losing faith in your pantheon.
     
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    Oh shirt religion is dying out
     
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  5. BrotherMouse518

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    ...yeah. WildBow made it pretty clear that since the world is fucked less and less people are religious. Same is true here, granted thats gonna start changing
     
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    I haven't actually had much of a chance to see proper medieval martial arts before, very vicious. I love it.

    As a fellow viewer of Shad though I have to ask, is Dino going to have a properly made Big Ass Swordtm (and armour) made out of tinkertech metals? Because from the sounds of things he has enough strength to lift 100 kilos and that makes for very fun times when in GLORYIUS MELEE COMBAT!!!
     
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    Sadly no. Dino's expertise is in longsword forms not greatswords or claymores. There will be BFWs, just not in his hands.
     
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    A shame, but understandable. Not everyone can be The Black Swordsman.
     
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    Quick question; hows my depiction of Taylor? Has she been reacting in proper character to the strange folk shes been running in to? How would she react to an extremely peppy, personable, and perky girl her age who is entirely genuine?
     
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    My knowledge of canon is rather spotty, but if she gets blindsided for by The Power Of Friendship for long enough I imagine rather well, but by this point she probably won't trust anyone that comes baring rainbows and happiness very quickly because of all the bullying.

    But if raw pep and enthusiasm can get through to her she'd probably be in the best place she's been in since her mother died.

    Other than that I's say she's be reacting about as well as one could expect of someone in her position.
     
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    So her interactions with Walt, Donnie, Nabbi, and the McCulloughs are good so far?
     
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    1. So far so good.

    2. More or less.

    3. Automatic dislike, distrust and suspicion.

    "What's this Madison copy-cat up to? And how is she going to screw me over?"
     
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    As far as my knowledge of early Taylor goes you've been doing just fine with her interactions, yes.
     
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    Ok good, so i won't have to rewrite B Side like i did A side.



    Oh thank heaven.

    ty for the asssit
     
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  15. Threadmarks: Interlude - Days Gone By - "B" Side
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    Dusk/Dawn

    01/03/11​

    Once again Taylor Hebert found herself walking from the closest bus stop to The Champion’s District, this time with the intention of acquiring something that would help her do something she never thought she would actually do; both making and actually committing to a New Years resolution. In this case, she was on her way to McCullough’s Music for a book on how to play the flute, after all her mother would more than likely want her to not have her flute go to waste especially with its recovery and repair by her eccentric neighbors and their odd grandson. This wasn’t a decision made likely and she did tell her father, who was surprisingly OK with this endeavor and fully supportive. At first she was quite confused, after all the very sight of her mother’s flute was enough to bring her father to tears prior to her father’s odd affliction and sudden recovery. A strange change in his behavior but a welcome one. Her father was keeping true to his word of no longer drinking and actually trying to be a proper father again, he was under the impression that it was his drinking that had made him become such a drastically angrier and more aggressive mess.

    The growling and rumbling of her stomach broke her thoughts on her father’s changed behavior, and she silently cursed her haste to leave the house without eating. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw it; M&M ‘s Market. She still had quite the sum of money from that pompous ass had forced into her hand the other day, popping in for some snacks to tide her over wouldn’t hurt. Taylor walked to the market door, ready to satiate her hunger. Suddenly the door swung open striking her in the cheek and making her yelp at the sudden and quickly fading pain.

    “OH SHIT!”

    Evidently it was a girl who had recklessly opened the door. This girl was fretting over Taylor, entering her personal space and trying to gently bring her inside the market.

    “Oh my god! I’m so sorry!” the girl cried “Let me help!”

    “It’s alright-” Taylor tried to reassure the girl that she was fine, hoping that she would stop touching her “-it’s not that bad, I’m fine”

    The girl either ignored or didn’t hear her and continued fretting, gently bringing Taylor inside the market, much to her chagrin.

    “Is anything broken? Oh my god, I don’t have insurance! Wait!” the girl continued her frantic and panicked spiel “I can get a part time job at the market and do the stock market! Wait I’m only fourteen I can’t get a part time job! I’m going to have to sell a kidney!”

    Taylor had enough, she quickly grabbed the girl’s arms and brought them down to her sides.

    “Stop! I. Am. Fine.” she said looking in to the girl’s dark brown eyes “It was not that bad. Please stop.”

    The girl’s eyes went wide and then she let out a deep sigh of relief.

    “Yokatta! I’m sorry!” the girl said “I wasn’t looking when I opened the door.”

    Taylor held up her hands, hoping to get this strange girl to stop

    “Really it’s fine, I’m fine.”

    The girl put her hand up to her face and bit her thumb in contemplation. Taylor took in her appearance; standing about her height, wearing a brown parka with the faux fur lined hood up, some semi-baggy jeans, and work boots. An ensemble more appropriate for a boy than a fourteen year old girl.

    “Let me make it up to you” the girl said hammering her fist into her open palm

    Taylor’s eyes darted around and she slowly attempted to back away from the strange girl

    “Look, appreciated, but I really don’t think that’s-”

    “Nonsense!” The girl interrupted with sunny cheer, taking Taylor’s hands in hers “I beaned you with the door, you clearly came in here to get something, allow me to make it up to you!”

    Taylor continuously protested and attempted to get away, but this strange girl had a sense of gravity about her that she couldn’t quite escape. The girl guided Taylor to the plastic patio furniture by the restaurant section of the odd hybrid eatery and Asian market. Reluctantly, she took a seat

    “Papí!” The girl cried out “Dos òrdenes de asada fries! On me!”

    Taylor heard the cook laugh heartily, and salute with his spatula

    “Sí mija, right away!”

    The girl sat across from Taylor, unzipping and removing her parka as she did, revealing a black shirt with a yellow-red-yellow stripe across the chest and above that a squiggly white line with a dot above the rising squiggle on the right.

    “My name is Lily, my parents own and run the store.” The girl explained, a flash of realization reaching her “You want something to drink? On me.”

    “Taylor.” Taylor said shortly “Again, this is too much, you really don’t have to do this”

    “Nonsense!” The girl said again with a wave, then grabbing a pair of half liter glass bottles of Coke from one of the fridges “Can’t have a meal without something to drink!”

    Lily sat down across from Taylor, popping the bottle caps off with a bottle opener off her key ring before sliding Taylor’s bottle to her.

    “So.” Lily began “What brings you out to the Champion’s District?”

    Taylor gave the strange dusky girl a look of utter confusion

    “How do you know I was heading there?”

    Lily chuckled and gave her a placating wave “It isn’t just that shopping center, that’s just the center. The four blocks around it are very much a part of it.”

    Taylor shook her head in confusion, squinting her eyes trying to wrap her head around that.

    “That’s kind of weird. So it’s not just the shopping center, but the four blocks of unrelated businesses and offices around the place? Just arbitrarily like that?”

    Lily smiled brightly “Yup!”

    Taylor sighed and then took a sip of the coke “Alright, what do you know about this place? Cause before December I didn’t even know this place existed and I have lived here my whole life.”

    “Well, it’s the kind of place you either find by total accident when you need it most or when someone tells you about it.” Lily said with a shrug “Kind of an open secret I guess. Nobody’s really hiding it or whatever, just one of those things that when you know, you know, y’know?”

    She really didn’t

    Before Taylor could continue with her line of questioning, Lily’s father came out from behind the grill and set down a pair of Styrofoam containers with wrapped plastic cutlery and several small plastic cups filled with sauces and chopped vegetables

    “Enjoy yourselves señoritas, as always the papas were cut with love and pride, the asada was seasoned and grilled to perfection, and the salsas, guacamole, and pico de gallo have been made separate if you would prefer just the fries, cheese, and meat.” Lily’s father said with a flourish and the vague impression of a waiter at a high class establishment, clashing with the apron with many grease stains and casual clothes he was wearing.

    “Gracias papí.” Lily said accepting a peck on the top of the head

    Taylor opened the container, releasing a delectable scent of meat and potatoes instantly making her mouth water. Breaking the hunger trance she was in, Lily clapped her hands together and gave a mighty shout

    “Ittadakimasu!”

    Taylor cocked a brow at that, a strange word that she had heard Greg from school mention once; weeaboo. While she may not have been one hundred percent certain on the meaning, she felt that maybe this strange Hispanic girl may have been one. When she began eating however, Taylor’s expression changed to that of bile fascination. The girl tore into her food in such a way as to somehow just skirt the line of basic table etiquette but also still tear into her food like a ravenous animal. Absentmindedly, Taylor speared a chunk of cheese, meat, and fries on her fork and ate it slowly as she watched the girl devour the food. The simple yet elegant combination of the savory meat, the starch of the fried to perfection potatoes, and the melted cheese broke the trance upon her. Taking another experimental bite and savoring the flavor. Unlike the girl across from her, Taylor continued eating the delectable, and free, dish slowly and calmly. Lily took a moment to take a swig of her coke to wash down the food that had been reduced to smears of salsa and guac against the styrofoam container.

    “Oishi!” she said after a very unladylike belch “So! What do you think about the big news?”

    Taylor paused mid bite and looked at the strange perky girl

    “What do you mean?”

    “You know, PHO getting hacked and stolen by some super hacker, Nilbog dying, Heartbreaker and his kids getting assassinated?”

    Taylor was rather surprised at that sentence, three impossible things mid brunch.

    “Really?” She asked as she slowly closed the food container and leaned forward towards Lily

    “Yeah!” Lily replied, digging through her pants pockets and producing one of those touch screen smart phones that had become popular in the last few years, on the back of it was a golden horn logo. “Check it out. Be sure to tap Bagrat’s links”

    Lily handed the phone over, Taylor taking it gingerly and seeing a strange mobile version of PHO on the screen. Even if it weren’t a mobile version, Taylor recognized that the site had gone through several visual changes; for one there were a handful of new boards; Traffic Reports, The Art of Ass Kicking, an entire NSFW board that could only be accessed by people with accounts, and an anonymous segment that seemed indicative of that one website that got taken down when they started unmasking capes. The thread that Lily had on screen was the first of these “Traffic Reports” and had hit seventy-seven pages before being locked by the new head admin and owner DoktorD. Evidently DoktorD was also advertising one of the new features with his avatar; a looping gif of a hooded skull wearing rainbow shutter shades and lolling a rainbow tongue. Taylor clicked on the first link; a press conference from the Canadian Prime Minister.

    According to the PM’s speech; the Canadian government hired an independent private contractor to assassinate Heartbreaker and deal with his Heartbroken. Heartbreaker was confirmed dead along with many of his Parahuman children, the Heartbroken that could be rehabilitated were taken to the appropriate facilities and in many cases reunited with their families, the Parahuman children that didn’t resist are in isolation and being vetted to see if they are fit to join society under new identities, or in the care of their mother’s family where appropriate. The Prime Minister attributed many mysterious deaths and disappearances around Canada and the United States to the independent contractor, saying that they had very reliable intelligence that they were all Heartbreaker’s agents and time bombs. What shocked Taylor the most was that the Prime Minister had admitted that his own daughter was among the Heartbroken that couldn’t be rehabilitated and had taken her own life, then giving a scathing dressing down of the Protectorate and the Guild. Saying that if they had been more proactive or competent, his daughter and the daughters of so many others would still be alive and free. The Prime Minister also had announced a massive scaling back of funding to the Protectorate and Guild and it being reallocated towards a laundry list of programs and further training to local and national law enforcement.

    Tapping the back button on the screen and following the next link, to a press release by the Protectorate regarding the events at Ellisburg, Taylor began reading, her eyes furrowed in intense concentration. Taylor read the press release at least six times over trying to squeeze as much information from the rather vague wording, the press release implied that the Protectorate had sent in an infiltration team to assassinate Nilbog with great assistance from a survivor that managed to survive over a decade within the Ellisburg Quarantine Zone that they made contact with under unspecified means. This contrasted greatly with the post by DoktorD that said it was all that survivor and the PRT did nothing. Taylor was more inclined to believe the Protectorate’s press release than some “super hacker” and knew that it was clearly the Protectorate finally able to take the fight to a monstrous villain.

    Taylor handed the phone back to Lily “That’s crazy…” was all she could say

    “I know right?” Lily said with a smile and a nod “Everyone’s been talking about it, a lot more than all that crazy spoopy-spooky stuff down in Mexico. I mean El Presidente does a midnight address in the heart of Sinaloa on New Years, that’s pretty damn weird. How had you not heard about it?”

    “I was cleaning the house with my father.” Taylor replied, recalling the surprisingly relaxing and comfy bonding experience “Fixing thins that were left aside for too long.”

    “Makes sense” Lily said with utter sincerity before a look of shock replaced it “Damn! Got sidetracked, meant to ask; What brings you to the Champion’s District?”

    Taylor shook her head and gave Lily a small smile, she noted that despite being quite similar to Madison’s facade of kindness, Lily seemed completely genuine. Normally she would be be wary of such people, hoping to blend in and be unnoticed. Taylor attributed to a sense of warmth about this strange girl, altogether she seemed like the sun after a particularly dreary and cold period of time.

    “I’m on my way to McCullough’s Music.” She said truthfully “Was hoping to catch Saoirse and ask her if she could help me get a book or something on learning the flute.”

    At the mention of Saoirse, Lily brightened “You know my madrina?”

    “I don’t know what that means.” Taylor said truthfully

    “AH! Sorry.” Lily said, sheepishly “It’s Spanish for godmother, when I’m excited I start going in to Spanish, Japanese, Spanglish, Japanglish, or when I’ve been speaking Japanese for a while. Engrish.”

    “Yeah, she’s my neighbor.” Taylor was yet again stumped by this very strange girl “You actually speak Japanese? You’re not some weeaboo or whatever they’re called?”

    “Hai! To the first thing, not the second.” Lily said with a salute “I’m a hafu, my dad’s Mexican, mom’s Japanese. Martin and Makoto of the M&M Market!”

    Taylor chuckled at the display of the girl’s apparently very genuine and natural positivity and radiance

    “So, have you met Saoirse’s grandson yet?” Lily asked

    “Yes I have.”

    “What’s he like?” Lily said with lights shining with enthusiastic curiosity “I just got back from visiting my Baa-chan in Tokyo, and haven’t had the chance to visit yet.”

    “Well, he actually works at their store whenever he can.” Taylor said with a smile “He’s probably there now.”

    As soon as Taylor finished her sentence, Lily gave a deep gasp and then split her face with a wide smile. Before Taylor could ask if she was ok, Lily sped off to grab a plastic bag and gave her father a peck on the cheek along with a “Bye daddy!” before returning to the table and sticking one of the bottle caps back on to Taylor’s bottle of Coke.

    “Pack up your stuff.” Lily said, vibrating with excitement “We have to go now before we miss him!”

    Cautiously, she did so. Lily then put her parka back on and took Taylor by the hand and dragged her out of the store with great speed. In what seemed like only a mere moment, the pair of girls were in front of McCullough’s and Taylor was almost completely out of breath.

    “You’re a lot stronger than you look.” Taylor said, giving Lily a glare “Felt like I was a damn kite in the wind.”

    Lily only chuckled and gave Taylor a conciliatory pat on the back

    “Sorry, I got a little excited.” She said with a big smile “You know, with legs like that I figured you’d be a runner. If you want a work-out buddy, I have a plus one guess pass for the gym I frequent.”

    Taylor intensified her glare but mentally considered it. It would help if the Trio ever got back on their bullshit, and maybe this girl would make a good friend. Maybe.

    Taylor walked past her new tentative acquaintance and through the door of the music store. Sitting at the desk was a rather bored and antsy looking Walt Connolly and a very strange black cat with a white spot on its chest was sprawled out over the front desk. Upon their eyes meeting, Walt’s expression changed to a small smile.

    “Welcome back.” he said with a sigh of relief “Saoirse’s out and all I’ve already done everything I could possibly do in the store.”

    Taylor looked at the cat and then back to Walt. “What’s with the cat?”

    Walt glared at the cat and then gave Taylor a pained look “It followed me home and won’t leave me alone, Finn and Saoirse have decided that a pet would do me some good and made me adopt it.”

    “Neko da!”

    “Oh right” Taylor thought to herself “Lily was here too.”

    Taylor and Walt watched as this strange perky girl slowly walked up to the cat, uttering nonsense baby speak, and then cuddling with the cat to the creature’s joy

    “Who’s this?” Walt said, for lack of anything else coming to mind

    “Walt. Lily.” Taylor said gesturing from one to the other “Lily. Walt.”

    At the second utterance of her name, Lily perked up and locked eyes with Walt. Her face splitting in a wide smile.

    “Hello!” she said while embracing him tightly “It’s so nice to meet my god-nephew!”

    Walt’s eyes went wide with shock and his posture stiffened. Walt’s gaze quickly went from his current trapper, to Taylor, and even the strange cat. Begging either Taylor or the cat for help

    “Um. Excuse me miss Lily?” he said nervously “Can you please let me go?”

    “Not done yet.” Lily replied, purring along with the cat that seemed rather smug

    “Lily.” Taylor sighed and pinched the bridge of her nose “He asked you to stop. Stop.”

    With a pout, she reluctantly did.

    “Console me neko-kun…” she muttered as she picked up the cat and embraced it “The hugging of my god-nephew has been cut short.”

    Before the inevitable awkward silence fell between the three, Saoirse walked through the door beaming as she saw Lily and Taylor.

    “Ah! I see the both of you have met Lily.” she said with a chuckle “Taylor, I was wondering when you would come in again. How can I help you?”

    Taylor took a deep breath “I want to learn how to play the flute. Could you help me?”

    Saoirse smiled warmly “As a matter of fact, I know just the person to be your teacher.”

    So it wasn't 4k words, but here it be! Much easier to write, and now that my coworker is back to work I have more time to write things. Please let me know how you guys like this one, I know there wasn't a lot of action but "C" Side is where we'll be biting in to some of the meaty might of the Scions. Until then, have a good one!
     
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    Gindjurra I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    You have a recurring punctuation error. Every time you should have written a colon ( : ) you wrote a semicolon ( ; ) instead.
     
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    Ryan Lozano I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    The spirits are taking back the world slowly This is a Great day for humanity but also bad because not all spirits are good well when Jesus and the Saints and other being come into view well humanity religion will come back and with a vengeance though God is going to be very hard to come out along with others
     
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    BrotherMouse518 Know what you're doing yet?

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    FUCK!

    Slow down there bud, its gonna take a while and people will still rationalize weird shit they see
     
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    Ryan Lozano I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Yeah they sure will and there will be multiple Des vult with those on Christain beliefs because God has been proven to actually be real
     
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    BrotherMouse518 Know what you're doing yet?

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    So Lily is ok? not too annoying? Her interwction with Taylor & Walt's believable?
     
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    Happerry The Song to the Flame

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    I like her, at least so far.
     
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    Seems fine to me thus far, her mentioning going to Tokyo might be a bit weird to Taylor since Japan, by W.O.G., is practically a third world country at this point in Worm and globalism is just barely hanging on, but I suppose we haven't actually heard anything about how Lung v Leviathan went in this timeline or what the impacts of having an actual sea monster which can delete cities that might strike at any time are like for the shipping industry.
     
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    BrotherMouse518 Know what you're doing yet?

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    That is a very good point. Will have to mention something down the road
     
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    Ryan Lozano I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    So how’s the other gods doing like there opinions on this we know the God view now what about the others
     
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    BrotherMouse518 Know what you're doing yet?

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    What you want the cliff notes from the gamebooks?

    I'd read wiki articles, previews of the PDFs, or even buy the books themselves for that.

    The only reason I mentioned the Elohim was an example of a homebrew pantheon.

    As foe in universe;

    They have not made any major moves in a LONG time and mostly stick to their origin nations, or where the people who spread their stories/faith go. So in other words; where they came from and cosmopolitan nations like the US.

    You want specifics, that's gonna be addressed as we go
     
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    Alright, C side of Days Gone By is chuggin along, but I wanted to get some audience participation and feedback with some questions;

    How bad should
    Sophia
    get shat on in this story? I'm kind of ambivalent on the character and can go either way.

    What are your BIGGEST pet peeves of Worm fics, specifically crossovers?

    Your opinion on pairings in fanfic, this one doesnt pertain to C Side im just semi sleep deprived and it came up.

    Time Skips over "Downtime" yea or nay?

    How quickly should our upcoming Band get XP and thus more shit? (Slow as learning a new thing, Average Gameplay Session, or Zenkai Boost)

    And finally, how'd I do last chapter? (y'all should expect thus by now I need that feedback to keep myself oriented)

    Have a good one yall, times are strange, but we'll pull through.

    Don't matter where you're from, your political leanings, religion, whatever.

    We will get through this, and it can only go up from here.
     
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    Ryan Lozano I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Sophia um half yes half no so she won’t go Murder ing everybody
     
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    Keep it organic, MouseBro. Write her actions, then, write how people respond. Don't hesitate to have groups act. For example, how would the local E88 thugs act with an excuse?

    Down time is when relationships are solidified. So, mostly skipped, but we still need to see the changes happening.

    XP comes from challenge. Learn slow, when it's mostly school. Learn faster, when facing deeper drek.




    You must be very young. Or naive.

    Or both.


    A little wisdom, from my old age. It can always get worse. Always.
     
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    Eh, most don't like her for a reason, but if she basically fades into the background then I'm fine with that. She's not irredeemable, just exceptionally troubled. Do as The Muse tells you really.

    That one's a bit hard to answer, but if I absolutely had to give one? Probably overplaying aspects of certain characters either before they become that way, like Taylor is treated most of the time since the knowledge people have of Worm is from fanon and the memes about Our Queen Of Escalation, or making an issue they had massively overblown, like Armsmaster.

    That probably doesn't have very much gravitas from someone that's only managed to get through chapter two of the damn thing, but it can get
    grating at times to see trained professionals acting less competent than a traumatized high schooler.

    As far as crossovers go? Just treat the source materials with respect and I'm cool with it.

    It's like pizza, a good one leaves you wanting more, if still happy with what you've had, a bad one is about as bland as cardboard, maybe even a bit painful.

    Once more, do as The Muse leads and it'll probably be fine.

    Personally I feel like it makes sense for it to be a bit on the higher end, these are, seemingly rather exceptional, people infused with divine power, not random, disposable mooks.

    Just fine I'd say, if I felt like being an ass I could probably go through it again to try and find something to nitpick, but I enjoyed reading it and didn't notice anything wrong my first go through.
     
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    BrotherMouse518 Know what you're doing yet?

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    Just young and just trying to lighten the mood. Also trying to be less of a pessimist. Its not working :)

    I mean relatively speaking

    When I mean Zenkai Boost, im talking the prebuilt party in Scion 1e hitting Godhood after about two years of activity (tops).
     
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