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Rune Wrench of Duhan(Greater Rune Weapon-Soul Drinker)
“I’m not really an engineer, I only play one on TV....HEY! What do you think you’re doing, calibrating that ionic drive coil with a Morganphiltzer gauge?! Are you daft?! You can’t do that unless you LIKE losing half your drive efficiency to ionic scatter! Lemme show you how to rig a PROPER automatic recalibration system using only a beer can and a used flashdrive! You have those? Good, now listen carefully...”

‘Duhan’ is a large pipe wrench of marbled black and blue metal, covered in mystic runes. It is said to contain the ensorcelled soul of a demigod, the bastard son of Hephaestus(sired on an Atlantean woman, during one of the artificier-god’s many outs with his wife Aphrodite). The young man would grow up to become an artificier and craftsman in his father’s tradition, but would be captured by the Splugorth during a ‘walkabout’ of the Megaverse. Made over into a Rune Weapon at the whim of the Splugorth, the half-Atlantean spirit would go mad while in the service of an eccentric Kittani, and the Rune Wrench now believes itself to alternately be a late twentieth-century actor and a fictional twenty-third century starship engineer , slipping between the two roles almost seamlessly. The Rune Wrench thus speaks in a thick Scottish brogue, and makes frequent references to life in the 20th century(“This is a tough gig I’m playing now! Who’d have thought voice-over work could be so demanding!”) or far-out ones(“You call that a Teleport spell?! We be megakilometers off course! Let me tell you how to handle a proper Transport!...”). Occasionally ‘Duhan’ will lapse into Old Atlantean or mutter in Ancient Greek, usually to deliver an insult or curse(though “May Murphy camp out in your engine room!” seems to be a common one).
‘Duhan’ is rather unusual for a Rune Weapon, having a number of unique abilities not typical of (known) Rune Weapons; one of its spells is a high powered Annihilation spell(‘Duhan’ seems to have an affinity for handling anti-matter) and another is a repair spell, rather than an offensive magic one.
‘Duhan’ was last known to have fallen into the possession of the Shemarrian Wayfinders.
Though a Soul Drinker, ‘Duhan’ takes no joy in draining the life force of other beings...with the exception of Tectonic Entities and Techno-Gremlins. Those beings seem to be especially hated by the Rune Wrench, and it takes savage joy in annihilating them when it has the opportunity.

Alignment: Scrupulous
Damage: (Blunt) 5d6 SD or MD
Special Abilities:
-All eight abilites common to Rune Weapons, plus:

-Can grip with a Supernatural P.S. of 50.

-Sense Techno-Gremlins and Tectonic Entities in a 500 ft radius and will rattle when detecting them.

-Block and trapAnnihilation spells cast at the wielder. On a successful Parry roll, the holder of ‘Duhan’ can grab the ball of anti-matter with the Wrench before the spell detonates, hold it for 1 melee, and throw it at another target(no bonuses to strike unless the character also has W.P. Sling or Small, Thrown.

-Can be mounted on a fabric, chain, or leather loop through a hole in its handle(and can thus be slung like a flail weapon).

-Soul Drinker

Magic:
-Power Bolt(2,200 ft range, 5d6+12 MD per blast)(4 times per 24 hours)
-Electro-Magnetism(Air Elemental spell, 40 ft area, 300 ft range) (4 times per 24 hours)
-Sphere of Annihilation(1,100 ft range)---Once per 24 hours
-Mend the Broken(has a 90 PPE pool for repairs---1 PPE point per 2 SDC, or 30 PPE per 1 MDC; plus the wielder can channel their own PPE or ISP...2 ISP=1 PPE)...into the Wrench)(4 times per 24 hours)

Psionics:
Has all Sensitive and Physical Psionics, and 180 ISP. Also has:
-Telemechanic Mental Operation
-Electrokinesis
-Telemechanics---By laying the Wrench on a machine, ‘Duhan’ can learn important details about the machine and relate them to the wielder.

All psionics operate a 6th level of proficiency.

Skills:
‘Duhan’ can serve as a source of engineering expertise, similar to cyborg databases, and can offer advice on a number of engineering matters, projecting his voice and imagery to the mind of whoever is holding him. Typically, though, something suffers in translation, so performing dictated skills ‘on the fly’ results in an applied skill proficiency of only 40% and takes 1d4 times longer. If the work is done with painstaking care and plenty of time, then the below skill proficiencies are more likely to be approached:
-Mechanical Engineering 95%
-Computer Operation 90%
-Computer Repair 85%
-Electrical Engineer 80%
-Jury-Rig 95%
-Weapons Engineer 90%
-Spaceship Mechanics 82%
-Space: Drive Repair 90%
-Automotive Mechanics 90%

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:28 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
EcoS-K-31 Brightmare Warmount

You sir...
I...don't even
...INTERNET. :shock:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:33 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
Rune Wrench of Duhan(Greater Rune Weapon-Soul Drinker)

:ok:
Yeah... THAT works.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:53 pm
  

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*Reads over the Brightmare and laughs in evil delight* OH! now THAT is what an evil Pinky Pie would be like.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Gimme 30 and I'll pave a path through hell!

Also the Trekkie in me loves the Rune Wrench of Duhan!


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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:55 pm
  

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DhAkael wrote:
taalismn wrote:
EcoS-K-31 Brightmare Warmount

You sir...
I...don't even
...INTERNET. :shock:



If I don't mind saying so myself, I was chortling the whole time from when I first thought of this commuting home to when I finished writing it, because IT ALL FIT... :twisted:

Apparently, I recently learned, my muse gets off on me swilling back a pint of so of iced tea at work... enough caffeine that it leaves me so wired I can hardly sleep, but boy does it keep me little gray cells on light-up mode.

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"Trouble rather the Tiger in his Lair,
Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:03 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
taalismn wrote:
EcoS-K-31 Brightmare Warmount

You sir...
I...don't even
...INTERNET. :shock:



If I don't mind saying so myself, I was chortling the whole time from when I first thought of this commuting home to when I finished writing it, because IT ALL FIT... :twisted:

Apparently, I recently learned, my muse gets off on me swilling back a pint of so of iced tea at work... enough caffeine that it leaves me so wired I can hardly sleep, but boy does it keep me little gray cells on light-up mode.


Hey.. we need to take more iconic cute childrens toys from when we were kids and nightmare-ify them! Like.. teddy ruxben.. smurfs.. suntots (from the show Smoggies).. carebears.. TMNT (which Micheal Bay is apparently making a live action movie for..).


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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:24 pm
  

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Well you folks have waited long enough, so enjoy.
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Deep within a remote bunker/lab, the minds of the Lost Eclipse gather to see the results of Project Trick or Treat. The amassed warrior-scientists waited as the final seconds ticked passed as the pod’s contents began to stir. The first burst open as a well built figure stumbled free, soaked in nano-preservatives. The safety measures were all active from force restraints to high power magnets in the floor, especially with their two new members to the Lost Eclipse, representing the future. As the figure rose, everyone could see the featureless, almost helmet like head, hiding something mysterious and powerful. There were runes all over his body, softly pulsing blue with fake arcane might. This was the Stage Mage, the next leap from the Dark one Archmages and simulated magic. Using the archmage concept with the tech stolen from Paragon Progress, this new warrior would be the stimulated magic specialist that most of the other tribes did not use. Looking around it slowly walked forward as other sisters guided the newborn into diagnostics. What was once Matthew Garland, became a new symbol of reverse-engineering.
Just as ToT-1 left the room, the second pod was smashed open as the occupant dragged itself out of the techno womb. The figure was slightly larger than the lean Stage Mage, his body covered in short pillars and rounded, jar-like sacs filled with a strange blue liquid. But inside the sacs were small mechanical lifeforms, still in development, slowly being built. One of the sacs on the entity’s left shoulder came open and out came what appeared to be a new born shemmarian wolf. One of the scientists quickly picked it up as the others began to guide and restrain the creature. At last, ToT-2, aka VAtFather was born. A walking think tank fused with an experimental micro assemble forge, he would create concepts of new shemarrian animals, and easily created robots for swarm attacks. The massive maw in the chest would consume materials needed to create and sustain disposable drones or concept critters. The former Hoyt Sparks now turned his mind to the good of the Lost Eclipse, he even gained his old face back, better than ever.
It would take time for them to achieve their potential, and then more could be made…
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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:26 pm
  

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kronos wrote:
*Reads over the Brightmare and laughs in evil delight* OH! now THAT is what an evil Pinky Pie would be like.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Gimme 30 and I'll pave a path through hell!

Also the Trekkie in me loves the Rune Wrench of Duhan!


i think there's already some shemarrians that tried paving a path through hell.

they didn't like it much though. probably there weren't enough rainbows or something.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:29 pm
  

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Shark_Force wrote:
kronos wrote:
*Reads over the Brightmare and laughs in evil delight* OH! now THAT is what an evil Pinky Pie would be like.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Gimme 30 and I'll pave a path through hell!

Also the Trekkie in me loves the Rune Wrench of Duhan!


i think there's already some shemarrians that tried paving a path through hell.

they didn't like it much though. probably there weren't enough rainbows or something.



They were Wayfinders, and they didn't have the right equipment, but they Found a Way out.
The Skullcrushers would figure out fields of fire and set the scoreboard up.
The Nightmare Tribe would take notes.

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:31 pm
  

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Hey.. we need to take more iconic cute childrens toys from when we were kids and nightmare-ify them! Like.. teddy ruxben.. smurfs.. suntots (from the show Smoggies).. carebears.. TMNT (which Micheal Bay is apparently making a live action movie for..).


First Edition TMNT had the Terror Bears, who were cute cuddly abused lab animals with psionic powers and a major hate-on for humans.

In my off-time I machine gun smurfs. :twisted:

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:34 pm
  

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Well you folks have waited long enough, so enjoy.
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Yep....somewhere in Splynn a thousand clairvoyant Minions just started screaming....

Added to the Updated Shemarrian Index

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:44 pm
  

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*They were Wayfinders, and they didn't have the right equipment, but they Found a Way out.
*The Skullcrushers would figure out fields of fire and set the scoreboard up.
*The Nightmare Tribe would take notes.

*The Hawkmoon would ride the thermals all day and play "dive bomb the harpy" for fits & shiggles.
*The Silvermoon would try and convert / redeem as many as they could... then join up with the Skullcrusher to provide precision sniper fire.
*The Bloodrider would have eyes like 'The Brain' when he opened Fort-Knox, and then charge forwards to "play".
*The Wolfs-path would attempt to try and steal a few hellhounds and try breeding them in the side-real 'verse.
*The Darkwaters would make fun of Charon and steal his boat...then pimp-it-out ;)
*The Horrorwoods would be the same as the Wolfs-path, except they'd want to smuggle out as many fel flora & fauna as they could ("They're just so goddess-darned NIFTY looking...okay :-( so we can not take them from their 'natural' habitats...can we not then make cyber-simulacara?")
*The Sapphire Cobra would look upon the Succubi and (in the other place) Gorgons/Medusae and luagh out; "Oh so now it's a challange... DANCE BATTLE!"

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And the Ghostrider aren't dumb or crazy enough to go to Hell in the first place...it has lousy wi-fi and radio reception. :lol: :D

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:53 pm
  

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DhAkael wrote:
taalismn wrote:
*They were Wayfinders, and they didn't have the right equipment, but they Found a Way out.
*The Skullcrushers would figure out fields of fire and set the scoreboard up.
*The Nightmare Tribe would take notes.

*The Hawkmoon would ride the thermals all day and play "dive bomb the harpy" for fits & shiggles.
*The Silvermoon would try and convert / redeem as many as they could... then join up with the Skullcrusher to provide precision sniper fire.
*The Bloodrider would have eyes like 'The Brain' when he opened Fort-Knox, and then charge forwards to "play".
*The Wolfs-path would attempt to try and steal a few hellhounds and try breeding them in the side-real 'verse.
*The Darkwaters would make fun of Charon and steal his boat...then pimp-it-out ;)
*The Horrorwoods would be the same as the Wolfs-path, except they'd want to smuggle out as many fel flora & fauna as they could ("They're just so goddess-darned NIFTY looking...okay :-( so we can not take them from their 'natural' habitats...can we not then make cyber-simulacara?")
*The Sapphire Cobra would look upon the Succubi and (in the other place) Gorgons/Medusae and luagh out; "Oh so now it's a challange... DANCE BATTLE!"

...

And the Ghostrider aren't dumb or crazy enough to go to Hell in the first place...it has lousy wi-fi and radio reception. :lol: :D


:lol: :lol: :lol: In short, it's not the Avon Lady come a-knocking.

And by the end of any concerted Shemarrian campaign against Hell, the Nightmares would probably be deploying giant fire-proof Teddy Bear mega-warmounts and launching flower petal WMDs....

Demon(tearing at his skull):"THE CUTE! IT BURNS!!!"
Ghostrider(the Marvel character, not the Shemarrians): "Now that's seriously ####ed up...."

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:46 am
  

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Those were both awesome creations. I laughed when I read the horse. And the Rune wrench was appropriate to fall into the Shermarrian's hands. Please keep them coming.

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Those were both awesome creations. I laughed when I read the horse. And the Rune wrench was appropriate to fall into the Shermarrian's hands. Please keep them coming.



How are the weapons coming along?

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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DhAkael wrote:
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Is there a thread that gives alternatives of any of the other races people think are really awesome? I'm just curious if there were or not is all.

'Fan Races' in the dimensionbooks threads.
Not so much alternates to canon, but still nifty.


I know about Fan Races and am subscribed to it. I guess I'll start trying to put some stuff together and start a thread, hopefully it gets the same head of steam this one gets. (Tall order I know).

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DracoMagus wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
DracoMagus wrote:
Is there a thread that gives alternatives of any of the other races people think are really awesome? I'm just curious if there were or not is all.

'Fan Races' in the dimensionbooks threads.
Not so much alternates to canon, but still nifty.


I know about Fan Races and am subscribed to it. I guess I'll start trying to put some stuff together and start a thread, hopefully it gets the same head of steam this one gets. (Tall order I know).



Persistance, patience, commonsense, occasionally listening to your audience, and above all, not taking yourself too seriously and always remembering that the objective is to HAVE FUN! will serve you well in this endeavor. :D

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:19 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
DracoMagus wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
DracoMagus wrote:
Is there a thread that gives alternatives of any of the other races people think are really awesome? I'm just curious if there were or not is all.

'Fan Races' in the dimensionbooks threads.
Not so much alternates to canon, but still nifty.


I know about Fan Races and am subscribed to it. I guess I'll start trying to put some stuff together and start a thread, hopefully it gets the same head of steam this one gets. (Tall order I know).



Persistance, patience, commonsense, occasionally listening to your audience, and above all, not taking yourself too seriously and always remembering that the objective is to HAVE FUN! will serve you well in this endeavor. :D


Advice noted.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:36 pm
  

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Advice noted.


More advice from experience:
-The project you worked for months on, sure that it will come across as incredible, will go largely uncommented on. :( Don't be disheartened.
-The little blurb you just came up with between leaving work and brushing your teeth and sat down to dash off in fifteen minutes, will be lauded as brilliant. :oops: Don't be embarrassed.
-Take inspiration whenever, wherever, and however it comes, even from childhood; plenty of old imaginary friends want to say hi again.
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2009/03/dont-put-away-your-childish-things.html (just because it's a WAF thought).

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:10 am
  

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New "Hawkwind" Weapons
The EShemarrian's of the clan of "Hawkwind" have recently unveiled a new series of weapons. The plans for these weapons were removed from a secure facility in a hidden area of the Earth II Defense area in the Three Galaxies. Their version differs from the company manufacturing them for the general populace by making them weapons look very similiar to their own weapons they brought from Rift's Earth.
This series of weapons were the results of a cooperative effort by several of the Three Galaxies greatest present weapon engineers. The engineering greats who contributed to their creation are Mac Anderson, Dr. B. Banzai, Scott Fuji-Stark and Pomruu Purrwakawaka. These engineers formed a company a few years ago after having met at a conference on Phase world. Each one adds his speciality to the mix.
When these mental giants came together for this project it was because Mac Anderson had called them with ideals on a new series of weapons that their was a niche for. After discussing it for several weeks they all agreed that not onbly was if feasible, but that there was a market just waiting to bve explored.
:::Back story::: Mac had previously encountered the "Hawkwind" tribe during one of his trips to the Three Galaxies. TThe encounter was one of the good ones. He and his traveling companions happened upon a damaged starship belonging to the "Hawkwind" clan. He contacted them and offered his assistance. The reluctantly accepted. He helped them repair their ship. And him being an operator he managed to make a mental note that their primary weapons were modified rail guns. An idea popped into his head about a need for a gravity rail gun series of weapons that could be available for the public.
Mac then quietly began his own research into the creation of a series of gravitty based rail guns. He had some previous experience at helping to create a variant primary weapon for a new model of "Glitterboy" with a gravity based rail gun. He would spend the first year on this project before contacting his friends about it. :::End of back story.:::
After meeting and recognizing Mac Anderson for who he was the "Hawkwinds" started monitoring his research. They were fascinated at what he had done in the past and realized that he might be able to create a whole new series of weapons for them in their war with various Splugorths. So they were determined to infiltrate his project from the beginning. The clan inserted it's spies into the research team carefully. The spy was an advanced form of female infiltrator. She possed as one of the many technicians this project was going to employ. She managed to work closely with each of the creators, but especially with Mac.
The first thing the team did was to answer some basic quietions about what sort of variety of weapons they would produce. It was decided (after Pomruu arrived late for the first meeting) to go with three intial lines of products. The first line were the hand weapons. the next line would be the vehicle/ power armor/ robot line. And then would be the starship level products after the other were marketed.
Because Scott was familiar with the Paladin Steel flex weapons. His touch was allow the weapons to fire a projectile of various size. This allows the flexibility in ammunition used in these depending on what is available. Once the probles weere worked out and the designs were finished these four creators started manufacturing their weapons under the company known as MABB Star GRG. (Gravity Rail Guns)
So this little foray delivered the first two levels of products to the Three Galaxies. And by doing so they gave the Eshemarrian's the latest series of devastating weapons with which to arm them selves. The small arms go from derringer sized to the heavy sniper rifle and the squad automatic weapon size. So who knows if the "Hawkwinds" let the cat out the bag and share them with their fellow Eshemarrians. Only time will tell.

The DerringersThese hold out weapons were something Mac was inspired to create after having met the famous gunslinger "Namor Eastwood" while working in the western part of North America while testing out a USA GB-11. This whole series of weapons were developed to allow the wielder to have a last ditch weapon available to them if they were cornered. And the team did spend time to develope a whole range of derringers and pepperboxes. The "Hawkwinds" have maintained a similiar coding for the weapons that MABB Star GRG does.
GRG-1A-Derringer
Damage - 1D6 / round
Range - 150 feet
Payload - 2 rounds
Rate of Fire 1 or 2 rounds
Cost - FOr MABB Star version 5000 UC/ for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.
GRG-1B4-Derringer/PepperboxDamage - 1D6 / round
Range - 95 feet
Payload - 4 rounds
Rate of Fire - 4 rounds at once
Cost- For MABB Star version 7500 UC / for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.

GRG-1B6-Derringer/PepperboxDamage - 1D6 / round
Range - 95 feet
Paylond - 6 rounds
Rate of Fire - 6 rounds at once
Cost- For MABB Star version 10,000 UC/ for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.

GRG-1B8-Derringer/Pepperbox
Damage - 1D6 / round
Range - 95 feet
Payload - 8 rounds
Rate of Fire - 8 rounds at once.
Cost- For MABB Star version 12,500 UC / for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.

The Revolvers and Pistols
These weapons were again inspired by the interaction Mac had with "Namor Eastwood." The two type of weapons were developed after having picked up some of the western weapons while out west. "Mr Eastwood" was happy to demonstrate his abilities with both type of weapons. The "Hawkwinds" actually had an encounter with Mr "Eastwood" and saw his competence with the various weaponry. They made sure that this series of weapons is deployed with their various units in the Three Galaxies.

GRG-2Rev-Revolver
Damage - 1D6 / round
Range - 1200 feet
Payload - 6 rounds
Rate of Fire - 1 round per half action
Cost - For MABB Star version 10,000 UC / for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.

GRG-2RevH-Heavy Revolver
Damage - 1D8 / round
Range - 1400 feet
Payload - 6 rounds
Rate of Fire - 1 round per half action
Cost - For MABB Star version - 14,000 UC / for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.

GRG-2P-PistolDamage - 1D6 / round
Range - 1100 feet
Payload - depends on magazine size. (8 round / 10 round / 15 rounds)
Rate of Fire - 1 round per half action
Cost - For MABB Star version - 12,500 UC/ for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.

GRG-2HP-Pistol
Damage - 1D8 / round
Range - 1300 feet
Payload - depends on magazine size. (6 round/ 8 round/ 12 round / 14 round)
Rate of Fire - 1 round per half action
Cost - For MABB Star version - 15,000 UC / for Eshemarrian version : Not Available.

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"My Lady," the protector of Grayson told his Champion, "I do not wish him to leave this chamber alive."

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:11 am
  

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I have some more to post, but the first set are here for you usage. Please check them out.

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"My Lady," the protector of Grayson told his Champion, "I do not wish him to leave this chamber alive."

"As you will it, your Grace."

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Looks good on a skim-through. Thank yeh for the contribution! :D
For the Hawkmoon aesthetic, I might suggest the addition of a 'talon' or 'feathered' look(consult some of the classic 'finned rayguns' from the Golden Age of sci-fi for inspiration :bandit: ).

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:29 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
Looks good on a skim-through. Thank yeh for the contribution! :D
For the Hawkmoon aesthetic, I might suggest the addition of a 'talon' or 'feathered' look(consult some of the classic 'finned rayguns' from the Golden Age of sci-fi for inspiration :bandit: ).

LOL! :lol:

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taalismn wrote:
Looks good on a skim-through. Thank yeh for the contribution! :D
For the Hawkmoon aesthetic, I might suggest the addition of a 'talon' or 'feathered' look(consult some of the classic 'finned rayguns' from the Golden Age of sci-fi for inspiration :bandit: ).

LOL! :lol:



Yep...consider, for instance, a hinged 'tailfeather fan' sticking back over the rear of the gun(from where the hammer might be on a revolver), offering some protection to the hand holding it. Maybe a talon-claw sticking out under the barrel. Some weapons might have small hinged wings sticking out from either side, again offering a small amount of protection to the hand. :D

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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:42 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
taalismn wrote:
Looks good on a skim-through. Thank yeh for the contribution! :D
For the Hawkmoon aesthetic, I might suggest the addition of a 'talon' or 'feathered' look(consult some of the classic 'finned rayguns' from the Golden Age of sci-fi for inspiration :bandit: ).

LOL! :lol:



Yep...consider, for instance, a hinged 'tailfeather fan' sticking back over the rear of the gun(from where the hammer might be on a revolver), offering some protection to the hand holding it. Maybe a talon-claw sticking out under the barrel. Some weapons might have small hinged wings sticking out from either side, again offering a small amount of protection to the hand. :D


Could also be small vibro blades to give the weapon a bayonet or to side slash if along the hand. Never know when you got something nasty lurking too close to aim at, but close enough to cut.


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kronos wrote:
taalismn wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
taalismn wrote:
Looks good on a skim-through. Thank yeh for the contribution! :D
For the Hawkmoon aesthetic, I might suggest the addition of a 'talon' or 'feathered' look(consult some of the classic 'finned rayguns' from the Golden Age of sci-fi for inspiration :bandit: ).

LOL! :lol:



Yep...consider, for instance, a hinged 'tailfeather fan' sticking back over the rear of the gun(from where the hammer might be on a revolver), offering some protection to the hand holding it. Maybe a talon-claw sticking out under the barrel. Some weapons might have small hinged wings sticking out from either side, again offering a small amount of protection to the hand. :D


Could also be small vibro blades to give the weapon a bayonet or to side slash if along the hand. Never know when you got something nasty lurking too close to aim at, but close enough to cut.



Already working on sketches of some of the handguns with the added 'frill' of extendable fins/wings...some of them make the pistols look like elaborate crossbows or small birds...part of it's for confusion factor...makes people wonder what the hell kind of weapon it really is, masking the fact that they're slugthrowers.

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Hmmm... another brief cameo by the Wayfinder this eve I think; well one of the PC's was silly enough to call forth She who thirsts, so having a TW enhanced tranferred intelligence humanoid bot (immune to blandishments / enticements of the nature of the lust daemons) with heavy fire power just MIGHT be in order :D

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Hmmm... another brief cameo by the Wayfinder this eve I think; well one of the PC's was silly enough to call forth She who thirsts, so having a TW enhanced tranferred intelligence humanoid bot (immune to blandishments / enticements of the nature of the lust daemons) with heavy fire power just MIGHT be in order :D


"Ah...so that's why you're unaffected...You're nothing but a cleverly-made wind-up mechanical doll. No matter, I'll jus*ERK!*"
"Bleed, break, burn, and dissolve, as I give you the sort of beating you'll remember with every iota of your being every moment of every day, even if you outlive the heat death of the universe."

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:badbad: :frust: :nh: STILL haven't been able to further the SCW yet.
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:badbad: :frust: :nh: STILL haven't been able to further the SCW yet.
Emo and wankering among the P.C.'s



Not to worry....have own issues with RL, with busy work schedule...much working, much commuting...
But, projects to come:

More Warmounts!
More spaceships!
The much delayed and reworked Progen Generation Tables..
Mini-Stories!
(Advanced) Cultural Notes!
Crossover Madness(Or.."Who Can We Punch Out Tonight?")

Hmmm...maybe wwe should have a Hogwarts-style Sorter for determining "If You are Selected to Become a Post-Mortem NeShemar: What Tribe You Will Likely End Up In" based on random roll and?or listed personality characteristics: "If you like doing things with PASSION, playing with fire, playing IN fire,and proving yourself the best, you probably belong in the Blood Riders." "If you're not afarid of the dark, depths, deep space, falling, drowning, or being alone in total darkness, but also don't mind being part of a team, play well with others, while being able to maintain your own private bubble of privacy even in a cramped crowded room for hours or days on end, you're likely a shoe-in for beinga DarkWater", etc...

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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:38 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
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:badbad: :frust: :nh: STILL haven't been able to further the SCW yet.
Emo and wankering among the P.C.'s



Not to worry....have own issues with RL, with busy work schedule...much working, much cimmuting...
But, projects to come:

More Warmounts!
More spaceships!
The much delayed and reworked Progen Generation Tables..
Mini-Stories!
(Advanced) Cultural Notes!
Crossover Madness(Or.."Who Can We Punch Out Tonight?")

Hmmm...maybe wwe should have a Hogwarts-style Sorter for determining "If You are Selected to Become a Post-Mortem NeShemar: What Tribe You Will Likely End Up In" based on random roll and?or listed personality characteristics: "If you like doing things with PASSION, playing with fire, playing IN fire,and proving yourself the best, you probably belong in the Blood Riders." "If you're not afarid of the dark, depths, deep space, falling, drowning, or being alone in total darkness, but also don't mind being part of a team, play well with others, while being able to maintain your own private bubble of privacy even in a cramped crowded room for hours or days on end, you're likely a shoe-in for beinga DarkWater", etc...


Works for me...
I'll see what I can come up with in next few days. :-?

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[Works for me...
I'll see what I can come up with in next few days. :-?



As well as the probably futile quest to find out what, if anything, will make a Shemarrian drunk...(I mean aside from glee, love, rage, vengeance, power...). :P

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I will get the heavier weapons in here later this week. Just not right at this time.

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I will get the heavier weapons in here later this week. Just not right at this time.


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LOL It is true. As soon as work is over I am of to hang out at a comic shop for several hours. And then I have several stops on the way home.

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"My Lady," the protector of Grayson told his Champion, "I do not wish him to leave this chamber alive."

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LOL It is true. As soon as work is over I am of to hang out at a comic shop for several hours. And then I have several stops on the way home.



Wow...you have the time to actually hang out somewhere for several hours? I'm doing back to back 9-9 shifts...

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Sorry. At this time I do. I can hope that you will win some lottery and can retire early in your life.

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Pondering; what would a Hawkmoon do if let loose into Terminus / Citidel conflict?
Side with the anarchists?
Side with the red-tape spewing beuracrats?
Or go all out and carve their own little peice of the galaxy out for them self and convert as many of the 'Synthetics' as they could?

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DhAkael wrote:
Pondering; what would a Hawkmoon do if let loose into Terminus / Citidel conflict?
Side with the anarchists?
Side with the red-tape spewing beuracrats?
Or go all out and carve their own little peice of the galaxy out for them self and convert as many of the 'Synthetics' as they could?



AS I am not a ME follower, I cannot venture a guess.
SKYNET Vs Shemarrians, on the other hand...
#TERMINATOR 48444556587 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 49999976387 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 50000817843 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 52224327883 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 56666783412 OFFLINE.
....
(ad infinitum)

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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:31 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
Pondering; what would a Hawkmoon do if let loose into Terminus / Citidel conflict?
Side with the anarchists?
Side with the red-tape spewing beuracrats?
Or go all out and carve their own little peice of the galaxy out for them self and convert as many of the 'Synthetics' as they could?



AS I am not a ME follower, I cannot venture a guess.
SKYNET Vs Shemarrians, on the other hand...
#TERMINATOR 48444556587 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 49999976387 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 50000817843 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 52224327883 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 56666783412 OFFLINE.
....
(ad infinitum)

And seeing as how even the T-100 models (the Arnie's) are nerual-net... hoooooo boy!
Poor sky-net.

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DhAkael wrote:
taalismn wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
Pondering; what would a Hawkmoon do if let loose into Terminus / Citidel conflict?
Side with the anarchists?
Side with the red-tape spewing beuracrats?
Or go all out and carve their own little peice of the galaxy out for them self and convert as many of the 'Synthetics' as they could?



AS I am not a ME follower, I cannot venture a guess.
SKYNET Vs Shemarrians, on the other hand...
#TERMINATOR 48444556587 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 49999976387 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 50000817843 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 52224327883 OFFLINE.
#TERMINATOR 56666783412 OFFLINE.
....
(ad infinitum)

And seeing as how even the T-100 models (the Arnie's) are nerual-net... hoooooo boy!
Poor sky-net.



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"Probably a trap. It's the ones forming the giant continental conga-line and singing 'kumbayah' that have me REALLY worried, though."

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Have the crew in place...
Everyone will be relaxing in their "Home away from home"
...when suddenly...
BLOOD RIDERS!
Or maybe Arch combat drones; have to see in two weeks time what I have stumble on our hero's underground abode. :D

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DhAkael wrote:
Have the crew in place...
Everyone will be relaxing in their "Home away from home"
...when suddenly...
BLOOD RIDERS!
Or maybe Arch combat drones; have to see in two weeks time what I have stumble on our hero's underground abode. :D


*POINTS*

I KNEW IT

I KNEW I WAS RIGHT!!!!!

*struggles to crawl back into the Talon*

AND I NEARLY BOUGHT INTO THEIR WHOLE HARMLESS AI BRAINWASHING!!!! THE COMPUTERS IWLL NEVER KILL ME NEVER!!!! NEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVAHHHHH!!

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Akashic Soldier wrote:
DhAkael wrote:
Have the crew in place...
Everyone will be relaxing in their "Home away from home"
...when suddenly...
BLOOD RIDERS!
Or maybe Arch combat drones; have to see in two weeks time what I have stumble on our hero's underground abode. :D


*POINTS*

I KNEW IT

I KNEW I WAS RIGHT!!!!!

*struggles to crawl back into the Talon*

AND I NEARLY BOUGHT INTO THEIR WHOLE HARMLESS AI BRAINWASHING!!!! THE COMPUTERS IWLL NEVER KILL ME NEVER!!!! NEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVAHHHHH!!

OR I could be yankin' everyones chain :D

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:37 pm
  

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Frankie Neuromancer stretched his back out and was rewarded with a familiar popping sound. Despite the fact he was now inside a bio-mechanical (and Technowizard enhanced) frame, minus the "proper equipment", he was still happy. At least he was now a "HE" again.
Frankie mused how funny fate worked out; first he died in the final assault on Tolkeen. Next he found himself trapped inside a DB amazonian robot body 8ft. tall, synthflesh covered and dressed in barbaric fake-fur clothes that would have caused a pre-cataclysm fiction artist to blush.
Fate, indeed, had a laugh at his expense; all those women he had seduced or just flirted shamelessly with, only to find himself in a body that would put all his conquests to shame.

At least Tsyldaen had taken pity on him and transfred his essence A.S.A.P. into one of the few 'males' of these Shemarrians they'd managed to capture. he could still feel fragments of the original programming lingering from time to time; like memmory flashback that weren't his. Regardless, he was pleased.

folding his anteannae back along the hairless skull and raising the hood of his huntsman's cloak, Frankie continued onwards. Rumour had it there was a fight going on out East. A fight between the Shemarrians which follwed something that Tsyldaen called 'Ecotroz' and the hollow, lifeless ones that the Wayfinders harvested so The Heart could bring back more of the fallen of Tolkeen. Frankie, being one of the more tacticaly flexible of their little cabal, was given the duty to go collect more information.

"No rest for the wicked." he murmered and hiked along to the Eastern territories.

...at least he wouldn't get blisters on his feet.

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Bind the body to the opened mind
Bind the body to the opened mind

I dream of towers in a world consumed
A void in the sentient sky
I dream of fissures across the moon
Leaves of the lotus rise


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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:23 pm
  

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Advanced Cultural Notes:(Shemarrian Star Nation) Nerys Night-Sunder(Skullcrusher WarGoddess)

“Our greatest enemy has not been the Splugorth, the Horune, the demons, or the Golgans. It has been ourselves! We must first fight, we must crusade, we must conquer ourselves, to win our true strength! Once that has been done, may we reclaim our pride and our proper glory!”

Nerys Night-Sunder is a WarGoddess of the Shemarrian Star Nation’s SkullCrusher Tribe, and currently seems slated to arise to the leadership of the clan.
Nerys Night-Sunder was of the first generation of SkullCrushers Progen-born on the hell-world of Carnaphade. She was born of the acknowledged union of two Warriors, and is the first ever SkullCrusher War Goddess born of wholly Warrior stock(previous Progen-born Skullcrusher Wargoddesses were born of at least one War Goddess parent). She spent her ‘childhood’ hunting down Catherite slavers and kill-squads amidst the fungus-covered ruins of the blighted planet, and earned her surname when supposedly, on her hundredth kill, the perpetual gray overcast of the planet broke for the first time, letting outside sunlight finally reach the surface unimpeded in over three centuries.
Nerys came of age on Carnaphade just as the quarantine restrictions on that world were finally dropping, and Skullcrushers who’d gone into effective exile on the surface, and those Progen-born there, were allowed to rejoin their starfaring kindred. With the Catherites extinguished as a threat on Carnaphade, Nerys volunteered for offworld service, joining a taskforce raised on Carnaphade to explore secure the Tribe’s spinward borders, fighting Splugorth and new foes alike in the marches. Though her birth as a War Goddess all but insured that she would be groomed for leadership in the Tribe, the respect and degree of responsibility granted whatever position of leadership that would ultimately befall Nerys Night-Sunder would hinge on her performance during these campaigns.
Nerys came to the attention of the Elder Council for her leadership during the Tribe’s ‘police action’ on Mace-Kaliondas, a Human-settled world on the edge of Shemarrian-claimed space. There the Skullcrushers intervened in a particularly bloody civil war that was about to go automated-nuclear, the Shemarrians fighting their way into robotically-guarded nuclear arsenals and asteroid battle stations to put an end to the situation. Nerys’ handling of the final assault on the command bunker complex won her much praise from the other leaders and War Goddesses in the campaign. It also won her the adoration and support of the surviving Kaliondans, who would have otherwise have been exterminated by the automated ‘doomsday protocols’ of their own strategic weaponry. She was soon introduced to the Council under the wing of a senior War Goddess, Adyis Death’s-Eye, who would further the younger War Goddesses’ education in politics.
When Nerys’ Elder patroness fell in combat against the Splugorth Red Fleet at Lintoga*, Nerys was an easy choice elected by the Council to fill the power vacuum, even though she was still quite young. But instead of defering to the older EShemar, Nerys began using her earned respect and clout to swing support behind a number of reforms and projects she had been contemplating for decades. Believing that the decline of the SkullCrushers was in part due to a tendency of the Tribe breaking down into individual combats, even in the same battleline, as well as an unspoken lack of confidence in the Tribe having a future beyond continuing to labor under the curse of past misdeeds, Night-Sunder launched projects intended to inject a spirit of industry and cooperation into the dispirited Tribe. Most of these were large-scale weapons systems that embodied the Tribal spirit of power and perserverance; the massive Tartog battlsehip, the Buthidid War Mount, and the Kadia fighter, among others. Though these projects taxed the diminished industrial capacity of the Tribe(the SkullCrushers had become used to acquiring their ships and heavier weapons from the other Tribes as their own numbers decreased), they’ve also forced the Tribe to flex atrophied engineering muscle, devote more attention and resources to their industrial base, and attracted quite a bit of positive attention from the other Tribes, who are watching recent Skullcrusher innovations with interest.
Nerys has also stepped up efforts to increase diplomatic cooperation with such outside nations as the Central Alliance, and has increased trade with the CA. A relaxing of the rather exlusionary policies on adopting EShemar is also on Nerys Night-Sunder’s agenda, allowing for more outsiders to join the ranks of the Skullcrusher EShemar. Reaching out to the other Tribes is also a long term goal of Nerys, and as a result Skullcrusher ships have been making more frequent port of call visits to the other worlds of the Star Nation. This hasn’t always gone over well with the other Tribes, especially those with issues with the Skullcrushers, and more than a few brawls have broken out planetside between socially-uneasy Skullcrushers who have been essentially ordered to ‘mingle’ and other Tribes’ hotheads who are wanting to test how badass the ‘crushers really are, but it is yielding beneficial results on some worlds.
Increasingly, the other members of the Elder Council, seeing the results of Night-Sunder’s programs, are more inclined to follow her lead, making it most likely that Nerys will be, barring some drastic setback, accorded overall leadership of the Tribe, with the ability and resources to implement her policies on a larger scale. Nerys Night-Sunder also has the strong support of the surviving(and now unified) governments of the world of Mace-Kaliondas, still struggling out from under the effects of their brush with all-out nuclear war, who know Nerys Night-Sunder as the (benign) face of the Skullcrushers. Again, in the long term the material support of Skullcrusher satrapies and protectorates may strengthen the Skullcrushers’ economy and resource base.

*Battle of Lintoga---Named for the Blue Giant star that was the assembling area for a Splugorth battlefleet numbering some one hundred and eighty ships. The Red Fleet was so named for its new construction vessels, most of which sported a red tint to their armor from fabrication on the arid and iron-rich slave world of Merestes. Though originally believed to be going on a raid to deliver a ‘punishment strike’(for daring to side with the TGE) against the Tsongkuba homeworld, the Red Fleet instead jumped deep into Shemarrian space, apparently following a lead on a potential slave world. Rather than wait to see which world(an indie or refuge planet) the enemy fleet would strike at, or even for other Shemarrian reinforcements to arrive, a seventy ship-strong Skullcrusher force elected to attack, surging through enemy pickets to strike at the core capital vessels in hopes of scattering the Splugorth.
Victory was hard-won for the Skullcrushers; while they managed to obliterate the Splugorth fleet, they lost over 30% of their own forces, including three War Goddesses. Despite having already been at action stations when the Shemarrians attacked, the Red Fleet lost over 108 vessels, and many of the remaining Splugorth ships, straggling back towards friendly space, were picked off by late-arriving Shemarrian ships and patrols.

Attributes of Note:
Alignment: Scrupulous
Level of Experience: Could be considered to be roughly 9th level.
Rank: EShemarrian War Goddess(currently on the Elder Council)
Age: Would be about 46 years old
Sex: Female
IQ: 18
ME: 22
MA: 15
PS: Robotic 46
PP:24
PE: Not applicable
PB: 23
Speed: 90 MPH
P.P.E.: 8
Physical Description:
Tall humanoid female with light skin, long dark hair with purple accents, and pale purple eyes. Wears dark armor with white, dark purple, and silver accents. She favors ranged heavy weapons, but also carries a sword fashioned from the slashing leg of a giant insectoid Carnaphadan predator.

Disposition:
Calm, collected, thoughtful, unusually upbeat and self-confident for a Skullcrusher. A thinker and a strategizer, who tries to plan for the long term, while remaining mentally agile enough to deal with the unexpected in the short term. She is devoted to the cause of her people and works hard and constantly to improve their lot and lead by example, but she also knows enough to occasionally stop and catch her breath.
Lately though, that resolve and confidence has been put to the test by a disasterous love affair with a mortal human that went bad, and her lover went physically and mentally insane. While Nerys feels partially responsible in that she should have seen the signs of her lover’s obsession with ‘becoming stronger’ and been more supportive(or at least more definite that she liked him as he was), bad timing and his final mania at a time when her people needed her more led to a final break up.
Duly accepting the ‘I told you so’s’ from her closest advisors and friends(both Shemarrian and non-Shemarrian) Nerys has thrown herself even more into her plans for the Skullcrushers. She does, however, keep tabs on her ex-lover, hoping that he finally finds resorative purpose and peace of mind in his new incarnation.


Psionic Abilities: Object Read, Telemechanics, Telemechanical Possession, Telemechanic Mental Operation
Special Abilities:
*Forcefield---One of Nerys’ Rites of Upgrade earned her the installation of an internal forcefield with 180 MDC.

*Battle Fugue---In combat, Skullcrushers get an extra attack per melee and a +1 to parry/block. Their hand to hand melee strikes also get an extra +1 point of damage for every 5 points of strength, due to their sheer viciousness.

*Fearless---Skullcrushers live with the knowledge that they fell to Darkness once before, and that they still might. They have hardened themselves against the thought of failure ever again to the point that mundane, and even supernatural, fears hold no terror for them. They are effectively IMMUNE to Horror Factor.

*Resolute---Similarly, the Skullcrushers have resolved that if the Darkness ever does seek to take them again, it will have to FIGHT for its success. This has translated into a well-nigh supernatural resolve to keep fighting to the bitter end. Skullcrushers can keep fighting until they lose over -50% of their Main Body MDC, before collapsing for good. So a Skullcrusher with 200 MDC main body would have to take 300 MDC in damage before finally falling. The sight of a blasted, charred, skeletal Skullcrusher still continuing on against an enemy, albeit slowly and haltingly, long past the point that robotic musculature should have stopped working and electrons stopped flowing through severed conduits, driven by sheer hatred and rage, to fire one more shot or drive a broken sword blade into the enemy, has earned the Skullcrushers the nickname ‘Shemarrian Zombies’. Note however, that if this ever happens, when the Skullcrusher is finally destroyed, the Spark of his or her intelligence is lost for good; no chance of being resurrected/rebooted from a zero-MDC wreck into a new body.

Insanity: None; Nerys doesn’t suffer from any of the bothersome psychological disorders that burden many Skullcrushers.

Equipment:
Nerys has full access to the resources of the Skullcrushers; as a War Goddess on the Elder Council she can request anything available to the Skullcrushers, including weapons, armor, Warmounts, and spacecraft. As noted, though, she carries a battle-blade from her native Carnaphade(the heavy hooked blade and mace combination does 3d6+1 MD) as a favored melee weapon.
Her favored Warmount is the Draxos Warmount she earned on her homeworld. Named -Shatterdawn-, the Draxos has been rebuilt/regenerated several times in the course of Nerys’ many campaigns, and remains ever loyal to its mistress-master.
The second commissioned Tartog-class battleship, the Shemar’s Gauntlet, often serves as her flagship when she’s campaigning.

Skills of Note:
(In addition to normal War-Goddess base skills)
W.P. Battle Axe(+3 strike, +3 parry, +2 strike with throw, in addition to other bonuses)
Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Warfare 79%
Weapons Systems 89%
Horsemanship: Cossack/Knight(Equivalent)(applies to Warmounts)
Lore: Galactic 59%
Advanced Math 98%
Armorer/Field Armorer 74%
Navigation: Space 64%
Pilot: Spacecraft, Advanced 61%


Lore: Demons and Monsters 80%
Barter 84%
Law 84%
Public Speaking 84%
Fencing

Speak/Read Dragonese 98%
-American 98%
+Speaks over fifty other languages at 98%, including Splugorthian, Carnaphadian, Kaliondian, Gobbley, Techno-Can, Trade Three, Trade Four, and Trade Five.

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"Trouble rather the Tiger in his Lair,
Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:26 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
Advanced Cultural Notes:(Shemarrian Star Nation) Nerys Night-Sunder(Skullcrusher WrGoddess)

WELL now... a reformed skull-crusher who is... PERKY?! (well as perky as one of that tribe ever gets)
This intrigues me *Gendo pose*

P.S.; oh SO saved to archive :D

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Bind the body to the opened mind
Bind the body to the opened mind

I dream of towers in a world consumed
A void in the sentient sky
I dream of fissures across the moon
Leaves of the lotus rise


~Dream Again By Miracle of Sound


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DhAkael wrote:
taalismn wrote:
Advanced Cultural Notes:(Shemarrian Star Nation) Nerys Night-Sunder(Skullcrusher WrGoddess)

WELL now... a reformed skull-crusher who is... PERKY?! (well as perky as one of that tribe ever gets)
This intrigues me *Gendo pose*

P.S.; oh SO saved to archive :D



Well, yes, but don't expect overnight changes to the GrimDark Tribe, though if you DO see a bunch of SkullCrushers doing a conga line, don't be ashamed to regard it as a Sign of Apocalypse.

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"Trouble rather the Tiger in his Lair,
Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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(has trembling fit) :frazz:
-Just had another night that redefines HELL for me....dropped my muffler on the highway, cellphone went dead, had to prop said muffler back up under my car, drive through the bad part of the city, almost hitting a bunch of idiots who walk out into the MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AT 9:30 AT NIGHT(like hell I;m going to stop in the middle of that part of town at night if I absolutely don't have to), drive down unknown streets at half the posted speed limit, heading west for familiar territory(i.e., where I'm not going to be mugged or caught in the crossfire of a gang war)...Never been so relieved to see familiar landmarks. Backroaded for home taking twice as long.
Trust me, it was like discovering a new level of Hell...
Yep...Hypertension, gotta love it....
The Lost Eclipse could have ambushed me, and I would have been HAPPY to see them...
Honda Civics are wonderful little cars, but the muffler pipes rot through like lettuce stalks...
(resumes trembling fit) :frazz:

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"Trouble rather the Tiger in his Lair,
Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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