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My Dao is [TBD] (Xianxia on Earth)

Discussion in 'Questing' started by Hangwind, Feb 20, 2019.

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  1. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    In the year 2025 the world changed forever. A great rift opened in the sky and a giant stepped through. And immediately collapsed.

    He was dying. But before he went, he told the world many things. First, Xianxia was absolutely true. He had originally lived on Earth before dying the first time and being reincarnated into a Xianxia world. Their worlds and ours were separate though, and time flowed differently in theirs. He had lived for a very long time indeed, before hearing the news that another group of previously isolated worlds were going to be brought into the fold. Curious, he had checked them out and immediately recognized his original worlds. Realizing what this meant, he had taken a gamble, destroying the God Gate that was meant to connect to our cluster of worlds, while going through himself just before the destruction. Unfortunately, he was mortally wounded in the attempt. Now his will was for us to learn to cultivate, so as to be more ready when the inevitable happened and our world was rediscovered and attempted to be colonized.

    To facilitate that, he used the power of his soul and treasures to open our world to the Taiji, the source of all. Now the world could cultivate properly. That also meant that everything else could cultivate as well though, leading to superpowered beasts, machines, and other horrors appearing around the globe.

    This is the world you grew up in, one full of monsters, both human and other, with humanity knowing that it MUST grow stronger as a whole if it is to survive. The world has "unified" with one theoretical government. Of course, the main government is more of a referee than anything, only dealing with the most blatant of offenses. Instead, the world is truly governed by the Six Provinces: Asia, Europe, Centralia, Africa, America, and Meridia.

    You live in Center City Detroit, a grand walled city on the shores of the Great Lakes. You have made it into the Steel Heart Sect, one of the many Sects dedicated to raising disciples into true experts. From this moment on, you will be baptized in a path of endless war and self-improvement.

    But first we need your start.

    What is your name? (You are male because I can't write female POV characters very well.)
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    What is your Dao? (You are expected to pioneer your own techniques and Dao. Your Dao is essentially your "theme" for future cultivation. You can choose literally anything. Note, I put this is SFW for a reason. Even if you choose something sexy, no porn will be involved.)
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    What mortal martial art have you learned? (Everyone learns some form of martial art if at all possible now, to gain familiarity with combat and the proper mindset for potentially being a cultivator.)
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    AN: I make no guarantees on quality or consistency of updates. This is mostly a way of getting myself on the horse.
     
  2. Ahuizotl

    Ahuizotl Not too sore, are you?

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    [x] [Name] Rex Havoc
    [x] [Dao] Bringing Criminals to Justice
    [x] [Martial Art] Kung-Fu




    Feel free to ignore if this doesn't fit the setting.
     
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  3. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Nah, it's fine. Honestly, pretty vanilla. I will add that with that Day you are committing to an aggressive form of the Justice Dao, i.e. getting the criminal is your priority, protecting the innocent is of a distinctly tertiary importance.

    This isn't a criticism of the idea, I'm planning on doing a post like this for each new idea.
     
  4. Swiftwolfbeta

    Swiftwolfbeta Not too sore, are you?

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    [x] [Name] Ryoga hibiki
    [x] [Dao] Finding Your way / Aka dimensional travel / Killing Ranma Saotome
    [x] [Martial Art] Capoeira
    Dao Means the way
    He not even from this earth he got lost and ended up here and heard of cultivation so when he becomes a god he'll fly by his home realm and smite ranma
     
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  5. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    I'm going to hard pass on it being the anime Ryoga. For one, I am intending for most elements of modern culture to have survived, meaning Ryoga would exist in a world where he is a manga. That's just too meta for me. Second, his wandering ability would pull him from the initial environment I'm intending for the story and make him an absolute bitch to write.

    On the Dao thing, Dimensional Travel is fine, as is it being unintentional and you needing to learn to control it, but making"killing Ranma" a part of your Dao would be a bad idea. You need to constantly act in accordance to your Dao to avoid Heart Demons, but if you ever succeeded, the basis of your Dao would vanish, leaving you unable to act on your Dao, also leading to Heart Demons. Don't make an accomplishable task your Dao, and remember that high level cultivators are basically Azathoth.
     
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  6. lywrin

    lywrin Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Would "Surpassing Limits" be a valid Dao? Or something like "Approaching Perfection"?
     
  7. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Sure, both are fine.
     
  8. Mihari

    Mihari Getting sticky.

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    [X] [Name] Taylor Hebert
    [X] [Dao] Escalation / To Overcome All / Match and Beat Opponents
    [X] [Martial Art] Muay Thai
     
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  9. Ayashi

    Ayashi Experienced.

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    [x] [Name] John Smith

    The most common name...

    [x] [Dao] Circular balance

    Nothing is absolute, everything has strengths and weaknesses.
    Knowing and Using them is the Path to Wisdom.


    From the (five) elements to humans and gods, nothing is perfect. Knowing what to use and when to use it is the most important.


    [x] [Martial Art] Shaolin Kung Fu

    The most famous and arguably oldest Kung Fu style.
     
  10. Funeral-Pyre

    Funeral-Pyre I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] Name: Lin Ming

    [X] Dao: The Universe, Stellar Constellations, Heavenly Bodies

    [X] Martial Art: Krav Maga
     
  11. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    This could be taken one of two ways; either actively seeking the flaws and weaknesses in a system or attempting to always construct a complete system for yourself. You could clarify, or you could leave it open for the quest to develop naturally.

    Powerful, yes. Also VERY slow cultivation. You will desperately need resources to cultivate with. Still, you would likely be one of the most powerful figures on your cultivation level.

    Vote ends at 6 AM tomorrow EST.
     
  12. Infinite Kav

    Infinite Kav Making the rounds.

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    [X] Kashipa Silus
    [X] Dao of the rythem
    From a young age you have always loved listening and moving to music so much that you started to hear it everywhere from the subtle whispering winds, the gentle potter patter of rain, the the sharp scratching of pens on paper, the joggers running. Everything has a tune that you can't help admiring. You want to understand how all these tunes come about how they fit together, how sometimes they dont and eventually you want to create any rythem you can imagine and conduct them all in a wondrous harmony
    [X]Capoeira

    Just come from NNT and I love the whole musical swordsman thing
     
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  13. jake jack

    jake jack Not too sore, are you?

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    [X] Plan Stoner
    [X] [Name] Sī tuō nà
    X] [Dao] To Achieve Enlightenment through Cultivation Pills
    [X] [Martial Art] Drunken Fist
     
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  14. Damon Solo

    Damon Solo Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Name Stan
    Dao THE END
    Death at its core but not as simple as the end of someone but the end of everything of life of time and space eventually even death.
    Martial Art Muay Thai
     
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  15. Leingod

    Leingod Immaculate Blooming Lotus

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    [X] [Name] Kashipa Silus
    [X] [Dao] Rhythm
    [X] [Martial Art] Capoeira
     
  16. kalugin88

    kalugin88 Making the rounds.

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    [X] [Name] Taylor Hebert
    [X] [Dao] Escalation / To Overcome All / Match and Beat Opponents
    [X] [Martial Art] Muay Thai
     
  17. Yinko

    Yinko Versed in the lewd.

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    [x] [Name] John Smith

    [x] [Dao] Circular balance

    [x] [Martial Art] Ba Gua

    circles are actually useful there.
     
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  18. Heaven Canceler

    Heaven Canceler Behind You!

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    [X] [Name] Martin Stone
    [X] [Dao] Dao of Cooking
    [X] [Martial Art] Bare Knuckle Boxing

    I am somewhat imagining something like Toriko, where we kill monsters and shit to collect special stuff to make the most awesome food ever.
     
  19. vgasdofija

    vgasdofija Getting sticky.

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    [X] [Name] Rick Royal
    [X] [Dao] Transmutation
    [X] [Martial Art] Jeet Kun Do

    Transmutation here is in the vein of full metal alchemist, with higher levels allowing more precise stuff like healing/body mods as well as just sheer scale.
     
  20. Accelerator

    Accelerator I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] [Name] Taylor Hebert
    [X] [Dao] Escalation / To Overcome All / Match and Beat Opponents
    [X] [Martial Art] Muay Thai
     
  21. Kerfirou

    Kerfirou Cultivating Dantian inside a Star

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    [x] [Name] John Smith

    [x] [Dao] Circular balance

    [x] [Martial Art] Shaolin Kung Fu
     
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  22. Silverbladestar

    Silverbladestar Getting out there.

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    [X] [Name] Taylor Hebert
    [X] [Dao] Escalation / To Overcome All / Match and Beat Opponents
    [X] [Martial Art] Muay Thai
     
  23. Kerfirou

    Kerfirou Cultivating Dantian inside a Star

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    Just FYI.......

    So no Taylor Herbert
     
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  24. Silverbladestar

    Silverbladestar Getting out there.

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    and Taylor can't be a male name?
     
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  25. Kerfirou

    Kerfirou Cultivating Dantian inside a Star

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    It is? But, aren't Taylor usually used for female? I remember a female singer or something.

    The Dao and fighting style also just make me thinking of the character being an expy of Worm's Taylor Hebert, which is a female.
     
  26. Silverbladestar

    Silverbladestar Getting out there.

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    I just did a internet check, and yeah, Taylor can be both male and female. I have seen fanfics where Taylor is a dude without changing the name. In this case, a male xianxia expy of the Queen of Escalation is exactly what I'm going for.
     
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  27. Mihari

    Mihari Getting sticky.

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    Sounds interesting, female pov when not written well tends to drop on key points, plus, xianxia, so it has to be a male mc.
     
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  28. edmantgoog

    edmantgoog Not too sore, are you?

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    [x] [Name] Andy Mac AKA Little Mac
    [x] [Dao] Enlightenment of thunder and lighting
    [x] [Martial Art] Boxing (Boxer-puncher,Switch-Hitter)
     
  29. Omni

    Omni Know what you're doing yet?

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    [X] [Name] Max Min
    [X] [Dao] Duality (Stuff like: Time/Space, Organic/Inorganic, Hot/Cold, Fast/Slow etc)
    [X] [Martial Art] Tai Chi Chuan
     
  30. Ayashi

    Ayashi Experienced.

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    Ah! Minmax is a great idea, but i think it's quite clear this story is dead. Let it rest in peace please :)