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Fertile Ground (Cultivation Riot)

Discussion in 'Questing' started by Hangwind, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Powers rise and powers fall. The wheel turns eternally, and only those that attain true immortality rise above it. Will you be one of them?
    While many think of the Immortal Path as lonely, and it is, few truly walk it alone. For some it is individual teachers that help them rise, for others it is clans. For you, your path starts in a sect. You have the great fortune of a new sect being founded in your area! Perhaps you may become an ancestor to glory! Or the witness of utter devastation of everything you built, but try not to dwell.
    What kind of region is this new sect in?
    [X] Red Peak Range
    These mountains lack in both resources and people. However, their very obscurity allows for the rise of a new power in relative security.
    -Lacks Resources
    -Has Security
    [X] ShiSa Boglands
    While not entirely swamps, these lands are consistently choked with mists and filled with all manner of bizarre plants and beasts. The negative energies do create many dangers, but also allow the flourishing of rare and unique resources.
    -Has Resources
    -Constant Pressure from the Environment
    [X] City of Glorious Jade
    A great city situated on a nexus of Heavenly Jade mines, this rare and powerful resource is extremely useful for cultivators. This has lead the city to have many cultivator factions, from old monsters to mysterious clans. Now you are dipping your toes into these waters.
    -Resources Variable
    -Danger Variable
    -Many Diplomatic Encounters
    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    A pocket realm discovered recently by the Sect Leader, the Realm of Whispering Trees is strange and mysterious. Seemingly a holy land of some long fallen sect, it is impossible to tell when the gate that lets you in and out will close...or open again.
    -Resources?
    -Danger?
    -Lots of Exploration
    -Replacements for Dead Characters actually Tallied
    Of equal importance is the head of you Sect. As a person with enough confidence to found their own power, you can be sure that they are very strong indeed. And as the central figure of the Sect, they are the one you will place your life in the hands of.
    Who is this figure?
    [X] Daoist Heavy Feather
    A traditional cultivator, Heavy Feather wandered for centuries before finally settling down and creating the Sect. According to Heavy Feather, the reason for creating the Sect is to give a safe place to cultivate while seeking to cross the threshold to Immortality.
    -Techniques: As a wanderer, Feather has had exposure to a lot of different techniques and has reverse engineered many of them.
    -Body and Qi: As a dual cultivator, Feather has experience with all aspects of traditional cultivation.
    -Resource Hog: As traditional cultivators, both you and Feather need many resources to grow smoothly.
    -Enemies: Many enemies would do anything to strike at Heavy Feather. Some are unjustified, but others...
    Attitude: Everything is expendable.
    [X] Brother Death
    An enlightened monk, Brother Death is not as villainous as his name would imply. He is an expert in the Sutras and Mantras of cultivation. He apparently decided to found a Sect to see if ordinary cultivators could rise above the ordinary poor karma of their kind.
    -Sutras and Mantras: An enlightened monk, Brother Death has many ways of cultivating the soul.
    -Good Karma: As students of such an enlightened monk, heaven has a way of putting a finger on the scales in your favor.
    -Restrictions: Brother Death will not be happy if you start doing evil things and interfering with his Karma.
    -Slow growth: Soul Cultivation is not a quick progress.
    Attitude: Fate will decide.
    [X] Wang Fu
    Perhaps the single most obvious example of heaven defying luck, this was once a simple mortal in a random city. Then a falling star hit him, and now he has the power of a Peak Dao Seeker. His given reason for opening a Sect is to have someone around as he figures out cultivation.
    -Precious: Not having the perspective of one that has lived for thousands of years means that Wang Fu considers those in his Sect valuable.
    -Strange Insights: Sometimes Wang Fu can understand things that might baffle even other Near-Immortal monsters. Other times he just doesn't.
    -Inexperienced: Wang Fu simply has no experience in the Cultivation world. This will cause problems. (This is his only known flaw as it is so broad as to affect everything.)
    Attitude: Everything is great! I'm invincible!
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo
    An ancient beast of primordial times, none have ever seen it out of its human form. None know its power, and there is not a cultivator alive that claims to know its bloodline. As to why it is setting up a Sect? It claims to simply want the experience.
    -Primordial Power: By far the most powerful being on this list. Possibly Immortal, possibly more than that.
    -Unique Resource: It provides unique cultivation aids to those that follow it.
    -Social Distrust: While many cultivators are trained by beasts at one time or another, and many Sects have beast Elders, a Sect Leader being a Beast is very odd indeed.
    -Inexperience with Cultivation: As a Primordial Beast, Lord Blackened Bamboo has limited knowledge of cultivation techniques.
    Now go forth Cultivators, and challenge the Heavens!
    A few notes:
    The Sect Leader may have hidden intentions in building their Sect. In fact, I will tell you now that 3/4ths do.
    Sect Leaders do not necessarily constrain you, however their specialties are their specialties.
    You are not the Sect Leader, you will be young cultivators underneath them. The Sect Leader is an NPC, with all that that entails.
    This isn't a Riot vote yet, that will come either in the next update or the one after that.
    Plans are fine, but I will be counting each vote individually by line.
     
  2. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Mechanics
     
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  3. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Informational
     
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  4. Aoinfinity

    Aoinfinity Unlimited Blue Works

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    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo
    I vote to double down on mystery.
     
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  5. Biigoh

    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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    [X] City of Glorious Jade
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo
     
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  6. LinkOnScepter

    LinkOnScepter Not too sore, are you?

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    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo
     
  7. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    I vaguely recall that riot is a type of quest with special rules? how does this work?
     
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  8. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Essentially, instead of the thread voting on the actions of a single character or group, everyone will be their own PC. When you make a vote, that will be what your PC does. Will you work together for JOLLY COOPERATION or will you go off on your own for yourself? Will you spend time training, or will you work for the good of the Sect?

    TL;DR: Multiplayer Roguelite
     
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  9. LinkOnScepter

    LinkOnScepter Not too sore, are you?

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    I really like Riot Quest. Sad that they seem to have disappeared recently.
     
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  10. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    To be fair, they are a lot of work.
     
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  11. LinkOnScepter

    LinkOnScepter Not too sore, are you?

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    I know. I understand why they went away. Doesn't mean I'm not upset about it.
     
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  12. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Vote will stay open until Saturday.
     
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    LordEdric Not too sore, are you?

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    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo
     
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  14. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo

    city of jade is too much diplomacy, i do not trust QQ with diplomacy. realm of whispering trees is more puzzles and resource management. I trust QQ to do that
     
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  15. Xanthe38

    Xanthe38 Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo
     
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  16. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    I will freely admit that I didn't expect this to be the popular combination. It should be interesting though, I'll definitely say that.
     
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  17. Xanthe38

    Xanthe38 Versed in the lewd.

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    Hope this gets off the ground. I also hope beast taming is a path.
     
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  18. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Considering that your Sect Leader is a beast, it's more that the beast is taming you.
     
  19. Xanthe38

    Xanthe38 Versed in the lewd.

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    Suppose I should have rephrased it as magical creature mastery.
     
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  20. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    I know, I just couldn't resist.;) A more serious answer would be that all paths are theoretically possible, but some are easier. Since you're on track to go to the Whispering Woods, the answer is a giant shrug.
     
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  21. mrttao

    mrttao Connoisseur.

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    *insert porno music here*

    joking aside, what about a symbiosis thing? beast clans and human clans forming magical bond that is mutually beneficial with neither of them being in charge and treating each other with respect?

    bro for life
     
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  22. Vanestus

    Vanestus Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo
     
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  23. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Update: I'm working on it, but the past few days have been super busy.
     
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  24. Negation

    Negation Shameless Pervert

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    [X] The Realm of Whispering Trees
    [X] The Beast of Blackened Bamboo