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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #150 on: January 06, 2015, 03:45:14 pm »

Already done (and forgotten)!  XD
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #151 on: January 06, 2015, 04:53:18 pm »

Okay, added in Darvag (Who i'd forgotten with the latest post).

That's everyone! Now damn you all, I have to get to everything else.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #152 on: January 06, 2015, 04:54:04 pm »

Okay, added in Darvag (Who i'd forgotten with the latest post).

That's everyone! Now damn you all, I have to get to everything else.

fun times ahoy. XD
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2015, 03:37:40 pm »

why are the lasombra associated with the ocean, anyway? a bunch of the lasombra-specific merits/flaws from reference desk are about the sea.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #154 on: January 07, 2015, 04:01:56 pm »

I was wondering about that too. I can send you a PDF of "Blood-Dimmed Tides" - it covers sea creatures in the story. Mariners (Gangrel specifically adapted and settled in the ocean) and Lasombra are featured heavily for the vampires. Apparently ALL lasombra (without exception) at one point feel the call of the sea. Elders are very lenient regarding this (they went through it themselves). It's speculated that it's because the Ocean reminds the Lasombra of the Abyss, or that the Ocean has a mystical connection to the Abyss - the deeper you go, the farther away from civilization, the closer you get. So the Ocean is a draw for the Lasombra because they commune with the place from where they draw their greatest powers.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #155 on: January 07, 2015, 04:06:06 pm »

Ocean = Abyss.  Got it. XD
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #156 on: January 07, 2015, 04:07:55 pm »

You should have had Adam take some of those.  (since he lives so close to the ocean and all.)
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #157 on: January 07, 2015, 04:12:07 pm »

I didn't know the reference desk existed when I was making Adam. I got all his merits/flaws from the Subnet (and not this subnet either, the subnet before it was updated).
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #158 on: January 07, 2015, 04:12:23 pm »

Psst- reply to my messages, I asked you some questions.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #159 on: January 07, 2015, 04:13:01 pm »

I'm dealing with a lot of stuff now okay!
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #160 on: January 07, 2015, 04:14:27 pm »

I'm dealing with a lot of stuff now okay!

That's why I mentioned it here, too.  Since I figured you were busy, and might have missed it.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #161 on: January 08, 2015, 08:38:13 am »

Could you clear this up for me?  The setting info seems to suggest that it's 1198.

Is that actually what year it is?

(I get that the chronicle spans 800 years.  And that most of the anachronisms I'm mentioning are picky picky.  And not your fault because you're just copying what the book designer wrote.)

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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #162 on: January 08, 2015, 08:52:40 am »

How long did you say we'd been vampires?  I know we're neonates, but does that mean like, just turned a week ago, or like, we've been vampires for more than 5 years?
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #163 on: January 08, 2015, 09:14:23 am »

He mentioned somewhere (i think it was on Bo's sheet) tjat we'd been vampire for abput 20 years max or something.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #164 on: January 08, 2015, 03:54:42 pm »

Could you clear this up for me?  The setting info seems to suggest that it's 1198.

Is that actually what year it is?

(I get that the chronicle spans 800 years.  And that most of the anachronisms I'm mentioning are picky picky.  And not your fault because you're just copying what the book designer wrote.)

Yep, 1198.

How long did you say we'd been vampires?  I know we're neonates, but does that mean like, just turned a week ago, or like, we've been vampires for more than 5 years?

He mentioned somewhere (i think it was on Bo's sheet) tjat we'd been vampire for abput 20 years max or something.

Yep. I mean, you have experience (because I don't want to teach you the basics of vampirism in-game) but you should also all be newborns by vampiric societal standards, so i'm ruling that no one has spent more than 20 years as a vampire.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #165 on: January 08, 2015, 05:08:47 pm »

Yep, 1198.

Yep. I mean, you have experience (because I don't want to teach you the basics of vampirism in-game) but you should also all be newborns by vampiric societal standards, so i'm ruling that no one has spent more than 20 years as a vampire.

We just all studied REALLY HARD over those 10-20 years, and there was a lot of farming slimes and boars for base xp before leeching xp on high level strike runs with our sires.

(Yes I am geeking it up FTW)
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #166 on: January 09, 2015, 12:45:58 am »

So, I know backstories take a while but damn guys! I'm ready to start.

Hmm... I should update Mage...
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #167 on: January 09, 2015, 12:47:39 am »

So, I know backstories take a while but damn guys! I'm ready to start.

Hmm... I should update Mage...
Yay! (to  both)
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #168 on: January 09, 2015, 12:49:34 am »

I can't start until you guys finish all your stuff though XD (And so far only Berka's done this quickly - and he had a pre-made backstory and character all ready here).
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #169 on: January 09, 2015, 12:52:01 am »

I can't start until you guys finish all your stuff though XD (And so far only Berka's done this quickly - and he had a pre-made backstory and character all ready here).

Hey, I'm practically done. Just need to do some backstory stuff with Seth, and tada, finished character. :D XD
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #170 on: January 09, 2015, 12:54:16 am »

Pfft, you're estranged brothers (which toats makes sense because unless Seth made a copy of your character his char would never keep in touch with you given everything).

Backstory is the longest part Aman, everyone knows that XD

It's why you left it dead last.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #171 on: January 09, 2015, 12:56:48 am »

But I already sent you the full backstory, aside from the Seth bits. XD
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #172 on: January 09, 2015, 01:00:45 am »

Ohhhh yeah, that's totally true.

You just need to send me, like, the other half (where you describe your new life with Seth).
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #173 on: January 09, 2015, 01:42:04 am »

Boom. Halfway done with the biggest part of the c-sheet.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #174 on: January 09, 2015, 08:51:32 am »

So, I know backstories take a while but damn guys! I'm ready to start.

Which is why my usual way is better.

Anyway, if it's a big deal, just forget me.  If everyone else is ready to start, and the only part aman is missing is his stuff with my guy.

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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #175 on: January 09, 2015, 10:03:03 am »

Nuhu! I want to play with you!

On the other habd, is it possibe to get writers block on your backstoey? I got no frekking clue what yo write.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #176 on: January 09, 2015, 10:28:23 am »

My wife says I'm not allowed to quit. XD

My wife also says "an 11th century nobleman can kick your ass.  Sophistication isn't associated with aristocracy at this point.  Especially in Eastern Europe."

Anyway, For Lucien:

Why does he know so much about finance? How did he get into flesh crafting, was he always interested in medicine? Or is it more like sculpting? One the one hand you've got this "mad scientist/tortured artist" vibe, but on the other hand, his path is about survivalism, hunting In civilization.  Kinda like a serial killer? XD did he always have those tendencies?
You've also got a cool dichotomy between being skillwd in brawling and combat-like stuff, but also having crafty skills.  And why did he want to be super sexy-looking? XD
How do you reconcile common sense with having a short fuse?
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #177 on: January 09, 2015, 12:48:05 pm »

Which is why my usual way is better.

Anyway, if it's a big deal, just forget me.  If everyone else is ready to start, and the only part aman is missing is his stuff with my guy.

Bah, I should have finished last week but I still can't could to 7 in the backgrounds section...
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #178 on: January 09, 2015, 03:59:52 pm »

My wife says I'm not allowed to quit. XD

My wife also says "an 11th century nobleman can kick your ass.  Sophistication isn't associated with aristocracy at this point.  Especially in Eastern Europe."

Anyway, For Lucien:

Why does he know so much about finance? How did he get into flesh crafting, was he always interested in medicine? Or is it more like sculpting? One the one hand you've got this "mad scientist/tortured artist" vibe, but on the other hand, his path is about survivalism, hunting In civilization.  Kinda like a serial killer? XD did he always have those tendencies?
You've also got a cool dichotomy between being skillwd in brawling and combat-like stuff, but also having crafty skills.  And why did he want to be super sexy-looking? XD
How do you reconcile common sense with having a short fuse?

Crafty skills is for bodycrafting (Vicissitude rolls). Who doesn't want to be super-sexy looking?

Common sense is for me to save his ass if he does something incredibly stupid ("I have my character insult the antediluvian!"), short fuse means he gives in easily to the Beast.

Path is, well, that's D's thing XD

My wife says I'm not allowed to quit. XD

Your wife is a beautiful and wise woman possessed of impeccable reasoning.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #179 on: January 09, 2015, 04:07:42 pm »

Crafty skills is for bodycrafting (Vicissitude rolls). Who doesn't want to be super-sexy looking?

Common sense is for me to save his ass if he does something incredibly stupid ("I have my character insult the antediluvian!"), short fuse means he gives in easily to the Beast.

Path is, well, that's D's thing XD

Your wife is a beautiful and wise woman possessed of impeccable reasoning.

I wasn't being argumentative about his stuff, I was trying to help him be unwriter's blocked.

Like, thinking about what sort of person has a short fuse, but common sense. 

storywise, you shouldn't think about your merits/flaws in their mechanical terms. XD
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #180 on: January 09, 2015, 04:43:44 pm »

Hey, is linguistics necessary? How "real world" are we being with the setting, as in are we assuming we can all speak each other's language?

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« Reply #181 on: January 09, 2015, 04:48:50 pm »

Hey, is linguistics necessary? How "real world" are we being with the setting, as in are we assuming we can all speak each other's language?

Thats a point, what is the most commonly used language in Transylvania?
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« Reply #182 on: January 09, 2015, 04:53:10 pm »

Thats a point, what is the most commonly used language in Transylvania?

like, for real, there was Romanian, and Hungarian, and German, and Turkish, among others.
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« Reply #183 on: January 09, 2015, 04:58:30 pm »

Hey, is linguistics necessary? How "real world" are we being with the setting, as in are we assuming we can all speak each other's language?

Thats a point, what is the most commonly used language in Transylvania?

The book explicitly states that there are, just, so many languages to be used.

Specifically: Romanian, Slavonic, Hungarian, Baltic, German, French, Italian, Latin, Kurdish, Armenian, Persion - among others - and even these are umbrella terms, where if you're speaking to someone from a different region or who's using a different dialect than you then you'll have to make a roll to properly understand/reply to them.

If we're trying to make it easier (which I am, because i don't like keeping track of languages), then Slavonic and Romanian default to each other (turning to a language variant popular among the Tzimisce known as "Vlach"), French, Italian and Spanish all default to each other (so if you know one, you can roll to reply with all the others), Kurdish, Armenian and Persion default to Arabic; Hungarian, Baltic and Slavonic remain as is.

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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #184 on: January 09, 2015, 04:59:20 pm »

Oh, and Greek, Greek is in there somewhere.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #185 on: January 09, 2015, 05:11:23 pm »

so... we really are going to need linguistics...
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #186 on: January 09, 2015, 05:25:18 pm »

If Bo's ghoul ever dies you're all screwed. (not just because of this, he's also the only thing in the entire group with auspex.)
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #187 on: January 09, 2015, 05:43:41 pm »

you see, now I need to change my char to understand a second language...
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #188 on: January 09, 2015, 05:51:58 pm »

Should probably get Vlach and Hungarian, they're the most common ones here. Though if you come from Constantinople then Greek is also extremely important.
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« Reply #189 on: January 09, 2015, 05:53:22 pm »

Should probably get Vlach and Hungarian, they're the most common ones here. Though if you come from Constantinople then Greek is also extremely important.

Going to have to be Greek and Vlach. can't afford to move more points into linguistics without flipping out and messing my char up again :)
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #190 on: January 09, 2015, 05:55:02 pm »

nevermind that was REALLY easy. I had randomly put points into politics so took that point and one from occult which I can't even remember why I wanted in the first place!
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #191 on: January 09, 2015, 06:05:46 pm »

So, Romanian and Slavonic do default to each other, but it isn't called Vlach. My bad.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #192 on: January 09, 2015, 06:33:32 pm »

Picked three languages for now, but they might change as I have posted a sort of 'Is this correct' list in the languages thread as I am still trying to wrap my head around the dark ages geography of transylvania and then work out what languages will actually be useful.

Do certain clans have a language preference? Eg. The clan with the most power in the Holy empire would prob be snobish and speak mostly German etc.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #193 on: January 09, 2015, 07:43:26 pm »

Not German, Transylvanian Saxon!
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #194 on: January 09, 2015, 07:54:45 pm »

Not German, Transylvanian Saxon!

STOP WRINKLING MY BRAIN
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #195 on: January 09, 2015, 07:56:50 pm »

STOP WRINKLING MY BRAIN

He's just a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania hu hu hu!  ;D
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #196 on: January 09, 2015, 09:55:23 pm »

I can't start until you guys finish all your stuff though XD (And so far only Berka's done this quickly - and he had a pre-made backstory and character all ready here).
Do I need any more backstory than I already have? We already have why I'm here but I'm honestly not sure why I'm joining the Coterie. I assumed my sire would suggest me to whoever's forming it since we're still in the same city but I forgot to suggest it to you.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #197 on: January 09, 2015, 10:11:10 pm »

Oh no, I handle all of that, it's why you would want to join a cotterie besides your sire making the undeniable request of you.
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #198 on: January 09, 2015, 10:27:46 pm »

If Bo's ghoul ever dies you're all screwed. (not just because of this, he's also the only thing in the entire group with auspex.)
nuhu i have some auspex too!
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Re: Transylvanian Chronicles OOC 1
« Reply #199 on: January 09, 2015, 10:29:32 pm »

See, just because you have a single level in something doesn't mean you really "have" that discipline.
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