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As a new thread begins, the pugs of the world would like to remind everyone to eat healthy. 

 

watermelon-pug.jpeg

 

Also, watermelon is delicious.

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And Voidus ninjas in the locking of the old thread because he is 5 years old and likes to use his mod powers.  :ph34r:

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The other pugs:

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Is it just me, or did Question 18 have a longer lifespan than average? Either way, it'll be missed.

 

 

 

Wow. Deterrent seems extraordinarily powerful.

 

He's not even close to some other Wasteland Epics. Mister's Epic had the power to have any ability that the people he used it on believed he had, as well as a powerful, city-wide ranged, memory-altering Epic in his retinue.

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Is it just me, or did Question 18 have a longer lifespan than average? Either way, it'll be missed.

 

 

He's not even close to some other Wasteland Epics. Mister's Epic had the power to have any ability that the people he used it on believed he had, as well as a powerful, city-wide ranged, memory-altering Epic in his retinue.

 

yeah, although we nerfed that in some way

 

not sure he exists in that form still though, Mister dropped out. We can always retcon his powers and reform them, without contradicting the one or two posts he is already in.

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yeah, although we nerfed that in some way

 

not sure he exists in that form still though, Mister dropped out. We can always retcon his powers and reform them, without contradicting the one or two posts he is already in.

Since I think all cities are taken now that Edge is joining we're probably going to have to retcon perth and possibly Darwin if Winter doesn't come back.

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Since I think all cities are taken now that Edge is joining we're probably going to have to retcon perth and possibly Darwin if Winter doesn't come back.

 

retconning Darwin is impossible at this point I think- too many posts have been made about it.

 

But Perth would be perfectly doable.

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"I have witnessed the birth of a question. I am happy. My life is URP" 

 

 

 

:ph34r:

"Nothing happened here. Absolutely nothing."

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I know astoria is supposed to be where all the greatest epics are, but the wastelands are probably stronger. Apollo, Artemis, necro-something-or-other, and even the tribourne trio could fit in astoria just fine.

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I know astoria is supposed to be where all the greatest epics are, but the wastelands are probably stronger. Apollo, Artemis, necro-something-or-other, and even the tribourne trio could fit in astoria just fine.

I might reassess that one if/when Eternity gets canonized, if I were you. :ph34r:

 

Speaking of which, I'm working on a post to put Az on hiatus and introduce a few characters that have only appeared in WHOOC so far, so I figure I might as well post their profiles here to get some input.

 

Eternity:

 

Powers:

 

Temporal Manipulation: Put simply, Eternity is capable of taking himself, and other nearby objects, out of time. While out of time, these persons and objects interact with each other normally, (to a degree) but cannot interact meaningfully with objects still inside time. Living objects are free to move and think normally, but do not age; in fact, the heart ceases to beat, and while outside time, breathing is unnecessary. Damage and change can be undergone via interaction with other objects that have been brought outside time, but otherwise objects will remain constant. As such, Epic powers do not have meaning here.

 

Danger-Sense: Tied to the above. Whenever Eternity would suffer injury, time stops, and will not restart until he is no longer in a physical location where he is in harm's way.

 

Accord:

 

Powers:

 

Compulsion: Accord can compel someone to keep their word, whether written or spoken. He has to witness that they have made this statement/promise/oath. If any penalties are to be exacted for failure to fulfill their oath, they will attempt to enact there upon themselves. 

 

Gifting: Accord can gift his powers to up to twelve persons at any given time; lasting up to several weeks before fading.

 

Areadbhar: (Deceased-ish)

 

Powers:

 

Resurrection: Areadbhar will resurrect next to the nearest poppy flower when killed. 

 

Perfect Accuracy: Any weapon, thrown or fired, will always strike it's target if it if physically possible for it to do so.

 

Recall: A thrown item can be recalled to Areadbhar's hand immediately afterwards.

 

Bloodburn: If Areadbhar draws blood by any means, it will instantly begin to boil.

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Epic profile

Name: Energy

Power #1: controllable laser

Effects: Shoots laser and sucks electricity out of the surrounding area (20 feet).

Power #2: controllable concussive blast

Effects: launches controllable concussive blast and sucks light out of surrounding area.

Power #3: controllable fireball

Effects: shoots controllable fireball and sucks sound out of the surrounding area.

Power #4: gives object kinetic energy

Effects: grants object kinetic energy and sucks heat out of the surrounding area.

Power #5: controllable lightning bolt

Effects:shoots lightning bolt and sucks kinetic energy out of the surrounding area.

Range of powers: 20 feet

Time he can keep up a continuous use of power: 1 minute

Power cool down: 2 minutes

Sorry for the many changes to this guy.

Much better but if he can only absorb energy through the use of his powers, how does he start of? I mean he can't shoot a lightning bolt until he shoots a laser, he can't shoot a laser unless he launches a concussive blast and so on.

 

@Edge: Love the Epics Edge! :D

Why thank you. I was going for something less pure violence dominated.

I also should give credit to Voidus for wanting a flying city and without Twi telling me about Dord Gorg probalby never would have happened. :ph34r:

 

I know astoria is supposed to be where all the greatest epics are, but the wastelands are probably stronger. Apollo, Artemis, necro-something-or-other, and even the tribourne trio could fit in astoria just fine.

Depends how you look at it, given that one is a city and the other an entire country/continent. Even then, Lucentia for example could still take down a good deal of them.

 

I might reassess that one if/when Eternity gets canonized, if I were you. :ph34r:

 

Speaking of which, I'm working on a post to put Az on hiatus and introduce a few characters that have only appeared in WHOOC so far, so I figure I might as well post their profiles here to get some input.

 

Eternity:

 

Powers:

 

Temporal Manipulation: Put simply, Eternity is capable of taking himself, and other nearby objects, out of time. While out of time, these persons and objects interact with each other normally, (to a degree) but cannot interact meaningfully with objects still inside time. Living objects are free to move and think normally, but do not age; in fact, the heart ceases to beat, and while outside time, breathing is unnecessary. Damage and change can be undergone via interaction with other objects that have been brought outside time, but otherwise objects will remain constant. As such, Epic powers do not have meaning here.

 

Danger-Sense: Tied to the above. Whenever Eternity would suffer injury, time stops, and will not restart until he is no longer in a physical location where he is in harm's way.

 

Accord:

 

Powers:

 

Compulsion: Accord can compel someone to keep their word, whether written or spoken. He has to witness that they have made this statement/promise/oath. If any penalties are to be exacted for failure to fulfill their oath, they will attempt to enact there upon themselves. 

 

Gifting: Accord can gift his powers to up to twelve persons at any given time; lasting up to several weeks before fading.

 

Areadbhar: (Deceased-ish)

 

Powers:

 

Resurrection: Areadbhar will resurrect next to the nearest poppy flower when killed. 

 

Perfect Accuracy: Any weapon, thrown or fired, will always strike it's target if it if physically possible for it to do so.

 

Recall: A thrown item can be recalled to Areadbhar's hand immediately afterwards.

 

Bloodburn: If Areadbhar draws blood by any means, it will instantly begin to boil.

So can Eternity just let people stay outside of time indefinetly? The not aging aspect is also problematic, given that Epics specifically aren't supposed to be able to counteract age. When he stopps time, can he still interact with things, like stabbing people, or are they in a kind of stasis that makes them impossible to manipulate?

 

On Accord, while I'm fond of the "make people keep their promises" idea (I had it around even before I put it in the google doc, which has been around sice when Question 1?)but the exact mechanisms with him is the "attempt to enact there upon themselves" given that this requires fully compelling mindcontrol.

 

Areadbhar was the one stuck in time or something like that, right?

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Edgedancer, his powers are not powered by the energy he sucks out of the surrounding area that is just a side effect that is almost another power.

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Is it just me, or did Question 18 have a longer lifespan than average? Either way, it'll be missed.

 

 

He's not even close to some other Wasteland Epics. Mister's Epic had the power to have any ability that the people he used it on believed he had, as well as a powerful, city-wide ranged, memory-altering Epic in his retinue.

Yeah on that note, there's a couple of Epics with... unsepcific powers but on Superiority especially (even if it may not really matter anymore) how did his power produce effects like flight? I mean he doesn't use the power of flight on the people watching him, he uses it on himself and he knows that he's not actually a flight Epic.

 

Edgedancer, his powers are not powered by the energy he sucks out of the surrounding area that is just a side effect that is almost another power.

Ah alright. I'd need an idea on how strong those seperate powers are then and how exactly they suck energy out of their surrounding.

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Yeah on that note, there's a couple of Epics with... unsepcific powers but on Superiority especially (even if it may not really matter anymore) how did his power produce effects like flight? I mean he doesn't use the power of flight on the people watching him, he uses it on himself and he knows that he's not actually a flight Epic.

 

the idea was that he had whatever power people believed he had. The whole city believes he has flight- he has flight.

 

A messy power I agree, I wish I had of spoken out more against it to get it removed instead of just nerfed. Ah well.

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the idea was that he had whatever power people believed he had. The whole city believes he has flight- he has flight.

 

A messy power I agree, I wish I had of spoken out more against it to get it removed instead of just nerfed. Ah well.

I could pick some more holes into it, like what if one of the people present just so happened to activate the memory manipulator's weakness but I guess it doesn't matter anymore. (Funnily enough, Deterrence or Mephistopheles could have walked all over that power. :mellow: )

On a similair topic, how do the Fates even work? Especially the part were their powers are designed not only to synergize but actually depend on each other to a degree.

(Plus, you know triplets, at least two of which are identical by virtue of being conjoined but that's hindsight)

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they could have complementary abilities, like mv and impact, which would help explain the strength of th ability too.

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So I've had the next Falchion post ready for a while, but I wasn't sure about posting it a week after the first one, so I held off on mentioning it. It involves my characters entrance into the city, (as well as references and assorted fireworks,) so I was just wondering if that was going to ruin anything anyone else had planned. Going with the plan me and PK made, CF will have already been in the city for a year, and my guy got *quote*distracted.*close quote* For a year. ADD to the max. So just checking in to find out if anyone has something planned that my char would interrupt before I post it.

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So I've had the next Falchion post ready for a while, but I wasn't sure about posting it a week after the first one, so I held off on mentioning it. It involves my characters entrance into the city, (as well as references and assorted fireworks,) so I was just wondering if that was going to ruin anything anyone else had planned. Going with the plan me and PK made, CF will have already been in the city for a year, and my guy got *quote*distracted.*close quote* For a year. ADD to the max. So just checking in to find out if anyone has something planned that my char would interrupt before I post it.

Unless he literally starts blowing stuff up, the entrance won't really be that noticable an event.

As for CF having operated within the city for a year already, just out of curiosity, was that cleared with Comatose?

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1 .So can Eternity just let people stay outside of time indefinetly? 2. The not aging aspect is also problematic, given that Epics specifically aren't supposed to be able to counteract age. 3. When he stopps time, can he still interact with things, like stabbing people, or are they in a kind of stasis that makes them impossible to manipulate?

 

4. On Accord, while I'm fond of the "make people keep their promises" idea (I had it around even before I put it in the google doc, which has been around sice when Question 1?)but the exact mechanisms with him is the "attempt to enact there upon themselves" given that this requires fully compelling mindcontrol.

 

5. Areadbhar was the one stuck in time or something like that, right?

 

1. Yes, but that's something which won't happen in the RP outside flashbacks (and will be explained in Eternity's proper introduction post). Basically, Accord is ridiculously afraid of Eternity's powers; luckily for him, Eternity swore himself into service when he was still unaware of the full ramifications of his abilities, so Accord was able to artificially limit him after recapturing him. (Also, when this happens it is different from when non-living objects are left behind; rather than being destroyed, they enter a vegetative state. Which, I'll add, could be healed by a particularly skilled memory Epic, assuming those exist.)

 

2. Eternity ages at a completely normal rate in real-time, it's just that time spent outside real-time does not contribute to this. So I figure that's probably alright.

 

3. Eternity can only interact with things that are experiencing the same time-flow that he is. If he has stepped outside time, he can only interact with things he has brought with him, and vice versa. (Notably, this means that if he wants to do something like light a fire or whatever, he'll have to bring in enough oxygen to react to whatever fuel source he has. Given that the primary limit on his power is the number of objects he can take out of time, and air's status as an object is somewhat amorphous, this and other things are impractical, if not downright impossible, for him to do outside of time.)

 

4. What do you think would be better? I played with the idea of it being extreme pain, or having a stated consequence just happen, but both of those kind of feels like adding another power, (particularly the second, which would make him into a limited reality warper) and I kind of like the idea of a city being lead by a minor Epic, if a relatively powerful one.

 

5. Yup. She's the one Eternity 'killed' in the backstory I posted.

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1)Right, memories from that WHOOC are starting to come back. I guess then the question becomes what he's actually capable of doing and what he's doing in town.

 

4)Well, I'd say do like I did but that's not really the kind of advice I like to give. Anyway, this power would not allow Accord to actually rule a city, at least not on his own, if simply for the fact that he can't force more powerful Epics (or people with guns or knives or anyone really) to enter a deal. Now, he could gain an incredible amount of political influence from using his powers carefully but unless he just so happens to be in an area with no powerful Epics or everyone being rather stupid he will be removed the moment he actually starts taking charge he's a goner.

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1. Yes, but that's something which won't happen in the RP outside flashbacks (and will be explained in Eternity's proper introduction post). Basically, Accord is ridiculously afraid of Eternity's powers; luckily for him, Eternity swore himself into service when he was still unaware of the full ramifications of his abilities, so Accord was able to artificially limit him after recapturing him. (Also, when this happens it is different from when non-living objects are left behind; rather than being destroyed, they enter a vegetative state. Which, I'll add, could be healed by a particularly skilled memory Epic, assuming those exist.)

 

2. Eternity ages at a completely normal rate in real-time, it's just that time spent outside real-time does not contribute to this. So I figure that's probably alright.

 

3. Eternity can only interact with things that are experiencing the same time-flow that he is. If he has stepped outside time, he can only interact with things he has brought with him, and vice versa. (Notably, this means that if he wants to do something like light a fire or whatever, he'll have to bring in enough oxygen to react to whatever fuel source he has. Given that the primary limit on his power is the number of objects he can take out of time, and air's status as an object is somewhat amorphous, this and other things are impractical, if not downright impossible, for him to do outside of time.)

 

4. What do you think would be better? I played with the idea of it being extreme pain, or having a stated consequence just happen, but both of those kind of feels like adding another power, (particularly the second, which would make him into a limited reality warper) and I kind of like the idea of a city being lead by a minor Epic, if a relatively powerful one.

 

5. Yup. She's the one Eternity 'killed' in the backstory I posted.

1) I have a bit of an issue with this, it's one of the main problems with freezing time, especially if in that time characters don't age or change in any way. Otherwise that character is trapped outside for an eternity but since access to that timeline is still possible, what happens when Eternity comes back later? What is the actual time ratio between the two? An eternity of eternities?

Has a lot of potential for very difficult problems.

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Edgedancer, his here are the 2 of the powers individual limits (I'll post more later):

Fireball:

Maximum size: Y: 2 feet X: 2 feet Z: 2 feet.

Minimum size: Y: 2 inches X: 2 inches Z: 2 inches

Can create within: Y: 20 feet X: 20 feet Z: 20 feet

Can control within: Y: 40 feet X: 40 feet Z: 40 feet

Wipes energy within: Y: 10 feet X: 10 feet Z: 10 feet

Can keep sustained for: 2 minutes

Cooldown: 1 minute

Lightning bolt:

Maximum size: Y: 2 inches X: 60 feet Z: 2 inches

Minimum sizes: Y: 2 inches X: 2 feet Z: 2 inches

Can create within: Y: 60 feet X: 60 feet Z: 60 feet

Can control within: Y: 60 feet X: 60 feet Z: 60 feet

Wipes energy within: Y: 80 feet X: 80 feet Z: 80 feet

Can keep sustained for: 10 minutes

Cooldown: 1 minute

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What do those numbers actually mean? Does literally everything stop moving in a 4096000 feet³ (or more, if he stretches the lightining bolt) area? Can he just have it dance around in the air as he pleases?

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