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The Dao That Can Be Taught (A Xianxia Teacher Quest)

Discussion in 'Questing' started by Leingod, Jun 4, 2020.

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  1. RainChild1024

    RainChild1024 I have no idea what I'm doing

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    [X] The Southern Court

    Greater independence and freedom of action vs greater influence on some up-and-comers and greater direction on what to do. Hmm, tough choice.

    I'll go for independence and freedom myself.
     
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  2. LinkOnScepter

    LinkOnScepter I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  3. piens51

    piens51 Experienced.

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    [X] The Northern Court
     
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  4. Bloodalchemy

    Bloodalchemy Know what you're doing yet?

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    [X] The Southern Court

    Less politics.
     
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  5. LordEdric

    LordEdric I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  6. AgentWho007

    AgentWho007 Getting out there.

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    [X] The Northern Court

    Looks much more interesting then southern one.
     
  7. Negation

    Negation Shameless Pervert

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    [X] The Southern Court

    Nothern Court are the classical "government types"

    Southern Court are the classical "chivalrous outlaws"
     
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  8. veekie

    veekie Connoisseur.

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    [X] The Northern Court
     
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  9. Marlin

    Marlin wishing to read another story deleted for profit

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    [X] The Northern Court

    Tough choice. I wonder what our rival is like.

    My only worry about the Northern Court is that it's queen is part of a sect under scrutiny, and the sect is considered a cult by some.

    Northern Court
    Epitaph of leader: White Flower Serpent
    Major School = Spring and Autumn Scripture School
    Four Pillar = White Lotus sect/cult, the Three Teachings Sword School

    Southern Court
    Epitaph of leader: Fiery Thunderbolt
    Major School = Southern Immortal Star School,
    Major Clan = Thinderbird Clan
    Four Pillar = Dragon's Gate Sect

    The Rival
    Four Pillar = Heaven's Rain School

    The Unaligned
    From the Six Major Schools, Four are Unaligned: the Hundred Herbs School, the Eight Virtues School, the Water Mirror School, and the Seven Stars Sword School.

    The Three Major Sects are unaligned:: the Clear Wind Sect, the Twin Dragon Sect, and the Peach Blossom Sword Sect.

    From the Two Major Clans, one is unaligned (maybe): the River Snake Clan.

    The One Major Association is unaligned: the Black Cat Brotherhood.

    From the Four Pillars, none are unaligned.

    ====================================

    That's 9 neutral factions out of 16 factions total. 7 factions could become invoked in a conflict.

    Depending on this choice, the Northern Court can have three of the four pillars on her side. Or the Southern Court and the Northern Court could have the Four Pillars split between themselves.

    The Four Pillars are Mighty Sects, while the Schools, Clans, Association, and Major Sects are classified in the same blob of "Major Sect" level, below Mighty Sect.
     
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  10. Blonddude42

    Blonddude42 Experienced.

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    [X] The Northern Court

    Our build is far more suited to be part of the Northern group.
     
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  11. peel

    peel I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [] The Southern Court

    This one seems like they would be more close as people/friends, while the other seems like they'll be close as allies.
    I'm fine with either though.
    edit: since im fine with both im not voting anymore :p
     
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  12. Leingod

    Leingod Immaculate Blooming Lotus

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    So far it's 6 for Southern and 5 for Northern. It's a pleasant surprise that it's this close, actually; for some reason I kind of figured it'd be a pile on to the Southern Court.
     
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  13. Leingod

    Leingod Immaculate Blooming Lotus

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    The "Characters and Lore" threadmark has been updated with some general information on the most powerful sects in the kingdom. Feel free to check that out.
     
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  14. Marlin

    Marlin wishing to read another story deleted for profit

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    You didn't give a lot of information, and it helps that it seems like some looked at the choices and went "Less obligations vs More obligations".

    More information on the politics of the Northern and Southern Courts is unavailable at this moment. As the political conflicts of the two groups have not yet become well known and the protagonist is a loose cultivator who would absolutely get pulled into one of the factions. Either by inertia, or the benefits the protagonist can give a faction. The Northern Court is where he would best fit, he'd have a stable job, safety, and political clout for being a founding member of what looks like a group wanting to become a "Emperor". However their political agenda and what they intend for the future is hard to puzzle out beyond "war". The Northern Court are the radicals.

    The Southern Court is very free, and they're political stance is hard to puzzle out. It looks like they might be the traditionalists, wanting the status quo to remain the same and unchanged. But they could be a force for change. One xianxia I read went into political issues of a xianxia world. One of the biggest things that stayed with me was that the righteous sects used slave labor to get supplies. In a might eat weak world, that makes terrible sense. Being good is hard.

    To me, the choice is not black and white. The Northern Court has a plan for the future, while the Southern Court has no plan for the future. But the Southern Court would have the benefit of being strong at the start, a friendly atmosphere, and a positive reputation..
     
  15. LokKi

    LokKi Why so serious?

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    [X] The Northern Court
     
  16. jake jack

    jake jack I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] The Northern Court
     
  17. yredfate

    yredfate Making the rounds.

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  18. thepsyborg

    thepsyborg Know what you're doing yet?

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  19. Semi-Binge

    Semi-Binge A living collection of Smut

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  20. Zettabeam

    Zettabeam I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    [X] The Northern Court

    The southern queen doesn't seem to really care about that position, so it looks like joining that would end up with us needing to do more to keep it going.
    North has someone competent already, and I'd rather be on side instead of facing off against them when the southern queen doesn't care
     
  21. mugnter

    mugnter Making the rounds.

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  22. Dark Lord Potato

    Dark Lord Potato He who sits in the Shadows

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  23. Jorlem

    Jorlem Know what you're doing yet?

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  24. Shardy

    Shardy The Bacteria King

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    [X] The Southern Court
     
  25. wildman902

    wildman902 Not too sore, are you?

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    [X] The Northern Court
     
  26. Kornet

    Kornet Know what you're doing yet?

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    [X] The Northern Court

    More politics!
     
  27. MatureRaven

    MatureRaven Know what you're doing yet?

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    • Don't necro. This is against Rule 7.
    This quest is really fucking ridiculous! It been a year and still in character creation.
     
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