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Postby Canis Rex » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:36 pm

The new VRMMO Grim Moon, developed by the Flare Tech Solutions company under leadership of Kurio Tobitaba, has gone online. It is a dark fantasy setting game in which one can do nearly anything one can think of and take on any role, even building an entirely new life if wished. Roughly fifty-thousand people logged in for the first day release.
Only to find out there was no way to log back out. They have been stranded in the virtual world and been informed that death in the game means death for real, the Sensory Array Rig(SAR for short) being set to destroy their entire nervous system upon detecting the demise of their avatar or its forecful removal from their unconscious bodies.
While the government and private hackers have already made efforts to breach the hostage situation and arrest Kurio, the developer has safeguarded himself by threatening to kill all the players at once should any overt action be taken against himself or the system. And while he has not deigned to go into the game himself, he has put in place an avatar that acts as both the endgame and the single safe way out for everyone. The Crowned Corpse, an evil overlord that sits in the center of Grim Moon among an undead infested area called the Grey Lands. His level is already maxed out(LV 1000) and he possesses heightened stats that trump even the strongest current players. But should anyone or any group manage to defeat him that person or persons would be granted absolute admin privileges, able to do whatever they wish with the game including log out accounts.
Ten months have passed since the beginning of Grim Moon and players have gone in all sorts of directions with their efforts. Some have become guild leaders hellbent on leveling until they can become strong enough to attempt an assault on the Crowned Corpse. Some have chosen to hunker down in a town and barely set foot outside it, waiting for the day someone frees them from the nightmare. Others have accepted this place as their new life and settled in, acquiring jobs, businesses, and even families.
You take on the role of one of these fifty-thousand players. You can make your life what you want. A loner mercenary, a withdrawn librarian, an important craftsman, a newly happy family person, whatever you can think of.

Hey everyone! As you can tell, this definitely has plenty of roots in the SAO, but with variations and twists. I'll explain some different aspects of the Grim Moon world and try to note any differences from SAO as they come up.
The World
Grim Moon has a dark fantasy setting. This means plenty of disturbing enemies, quests, and events can be found with all of being enhanced just the smallest bit by the fact that there is an eternal night cycle. Grim Moon never sees the sun. It is one massive map rather than a number of floors, varying areas, towns/cities, environments, and creatures widely spread out among the huge world.
Everything is interactable and operates much life real life, including NPC's and game structures. That house that got destroyed in a battle isn't respawning unless someone rebuilds it. That NPC you think is cute? You can chat with them about non-quest related stuff, build a rapport, and eventually a friendship, relationship, and family should you choose.
The downside to such a system is that nothing is safe. A strong enough player or guild could burn a town to the ground, slaughter every NPC in it, and none of them will be coming back, death meaning the same for an NPC as it does a player.

Guilds
Grimlight Descent: Grimlight Descent is regarded as the most powerful front-line guild in the game, with a level minimum(LV 850) required for recruitment and members constantly out leveling against mobs and powerful bosses. They are also the fewest in members and with the vast majority having a transformed state earned through quests. The guild is also the most reviled at times given that in the past they have lost control of their states after a victory and rather than celebration descended upon the nearest town like a storm to eradicate it from the map. Karrion is their leader, a young man thought to be the strongest player in the game. He sits closest to the level cap at LV 989 and is the only known player to have three transformed states(dragon, vampire, werewolf). This guild is solely focused on fighting through the game and eventually to the Crowned Corpse to get everyone out.

Twisted Fangs: A shady guild that operates in much secrecy in the information market, selling and buying everything from monster intel to private player info, as well as being the top wetwork/assassination group in the game. They typically don't target players for death unless an unseemly amount of coin can be promised, preferring to take out troublesome enemy characters/bosses or serial PKers. This group of rogues is headed by Lucy Kilroy, the most unknown of the big guild leaders. She is confirmed to be LV 977 and enjoys the use of poison but all else is speculation. Rumors claim her as everything from a harlot that has bedded every other guild leader for leverage or info to an assassin on an ambitious power trip.

Underworld Fortress: The largest security force in Grim Moon, this guild plays bodyguard for individual players, other guilds, towns/cities, whatever someone wants that can afford them. Their organization and rigidity is almost military but pay is stable, good, and most members attest to it being a satisfactory job. The one in charge is Gren, an androgynous player that no one knows the true gender of(at least publicly), but has proven themself plenty capable against dismal odds several times, at one point fighting off an entire invading guild directly after a boss fight that had left them the only survivor. They are LV 973.

Crystal Origins: The largest guild in the game but the least focused on conflict. They are a group started at the beginning of the game to help bring players together and take care of one another, no matter level or choices. They provide financial help, mental care, and social assistance(finding a job, needing friends, etc.) to their members. Founded by Rie Rie, a motherly LV 970 player that resolves to be strong enough to protect even low-level members and will stand up for the weaker of the group.

Fifth Column: A despised and feared guild made up of degenerates and psychos. Rather than outright murder, the group works on a warped honor system. They specialize in dueling other players and betting on the outcome. From kidnapping someone from the loser to handing over one of their own on a loss, suicide pacts, or the fate of an entire town or race hanging in the balance, when this group acts someone meets a gruesome fate. A leader or any member at all is unknown and their strength varies wildly.

Transformed States
These are special transformations gained from specific quests that involve killing a(or a high number of in the zombie case) member of the named transformation species. They grant powerful stat boosts, typically at some sort of cost that can make them dangerous to wield for longer periods of time.

Dragon: Grants boost to all stats as well as passive regeneration. Inflicts a growing rage one must control or become lost in a path of destruction that may require the player being put down to stop.
Lycan: Grants boost to strength, speed, and agility while allowing four-legged mobility. Passive regeneration is gained as well though so is a vulnerability to specialized silver weaponry. The player can become feral and run off to join the wilds of Grim Moon, shedding humanity to become an eternal predator.
Vampire: Grants boost to speed, strength, and agility as well as limited umbrakinesis and regeneration via blood consumption. Player can become blood-drunk, spiraling into a desperate state similar to drug addiction.
Zombie: Grants strength boost but lowers speed and agility, though your health can no longer be dropped to zero by any means except decapitation. A craving for brains is acquired that can gnaw at a player's sanity until it is all that is left and they truly become a a zombie.

Character App
Name:
Age:
Gender: (Note this can be different IRL and in game. Grim Moon has not forcibly revealed everyone's true self. Someone that wanted to play as an opposite gender can continue as that gender until they decide to reveal themselves)
Appearance:
Bio: (Can be long or short as you want, just need a little about your character before Grim Moon and what they've been doing since it started)
LV:(Anywhere from 1-900 is fine. After 900 the grind becomes ridiculous to gain and only a small handful of players pass that. All players started at LV 500. Higher LV=more aggro from enemies and you can actually choose to let your LV decay by not fighting for a long period thus lowering your aggro)
Weapons/Equipment:(Be creative as you want, from a recognizable katana to an obscure kpinga)
Guild:(If any. Can make your own or join one of the major ones)

Rules
The usual. Godmodding/metagaming, bringing disputes to/listening to OP, being polite to each other, etc. typical codes of conduct should be followed. Guessing I won't need to kick anyone but I'll say three strike system as a just in case so there can't be confusion later.

Any questions are welcomed and I'll do my best to answer them. I probably wouldn't mind a Co-op if anyone had ideas and wanted to TG me.
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Postby Speyland » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:51 pm

I'll probably keep this in mind. I am not guaranteeing to join though.

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Postby Canis Rex » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:37 am

No worries, thanks for the consideration in any case.
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Postby Old Tanokiana » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:09 am

Name: KT
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Appearance: around 5'3, a papakha on his head, hair looks like demon horns sticking out of the side of his head, wearing trad Armenian outfit, Moustache straight outta Borat, fur Cape with paws over his shoulder, has gazyrs, shirt forearms folded to his elbow, carries around a rug sack.
Bio: A hunter, guy does both monster and Npc hunting, for the right amount of cash. He was a victim of a slaughter a few months back, effectively ruining the family he had built, though he isn't actively seeking revenge, he wouldn't mind if the opportunity arose.
LV: 667, no decay plez
Weapons/Equipment: A paper cartridge musket and bayonette, a Cossack knife, and cherry bombs
Guild: a small market-oriented guild of hunters, businessmen, explorers, and farmers called the Adam's Hand (like Adam Smith, father of capitalism)
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Postby Canis Rex » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:47 am

Old Tanokiana wrote:Name: KT
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Appearance: around 5'3, a papakha on his head, hair looks like demon horns sticking out of the side of his head, wearing trad Armenian outfit, Moustache straight outta Borat, fur Cape with paws over his shoulder, has gazyrs, shirt forearms folded to his elbow, carries around a rug sack.
Bio: A hunter, guy does both monster and Npc hunting, for the right amount of cash. He was a victim of a slaughter a few months back, effectively ruining the family he had built, though he isn't actively seeking revenge, he wouldn't mind if the opportunity arose.
LV: 667, no decay plez
Weapons/Equipment: A paper cartridge musket and bayonette, a Cossack knife, and cherry bombs
Guild: a small market-oriented guild of hunters, businessmen, explorers, and farmers called the Adam's Hand (like Adam Smith, father of capitalism)


Haha, glad you're having fun with it. Accepted.
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Postby Old Tanokiana » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:46 am

Dude, you got a Discord or something? I feel like me and my friends would enjoy playing with this kinda concept.
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Postby Canis Rex » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:55 pm

I don't but would be happy to join one. And thanks, glad someone liked the idea!
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Character App
Name:Izumi Karasuba in game, Hitomi Tsubachi IRL
Age: 25
Gender:Female in IRL and in game (Note this can be different IRL and in game. Grim Moon has not forcibly revealed everyone's true self. Someone that wanted to play as an opposite gender can continue as that gender until they decide to reveal themselves)
Appearance:Long midnight blue hair tied up in a high ponytail,Violet purple eyes,is an American of Japanese decent, athletic body build, 5'5" in height, 125 Ibs in weight; the only difference between her in game self and irl self is her eye color which switches from violent purple to dark green; she wears the full combat uniform of an United States Marine Sniper with ghilly suit and all.
Bio:In IRL, Hitomi is a nurse at a hospital in Denver, Colorado but in her spare time,Hitomi is hanging with friends, at shooting range practicing with her guns, playing video games or visiting with family. When Grim Moon came out, she was excited to be playing the game. Once she entered the game, she was horrified that she couldn't log out. To every she met in the game, she was Izumi Karasuba, an expert Saleswoman and hand to hand combat of high renown. She normally is on her own but is willing to join a guild. (Can be long or short as you want, just need a little about your character before Grim Moon and what they've been doing since it started)
LV:750(Anywhere from 1-900 is fine. After 900 the grind becomes ridiculous to gain and only a small handful of players pass that. All players started at LV 500. Higher LV=more aggro from enemies and you can actually choose to let your LV decay by not fighting for a long period thus lowering your aggro)
Weapons/Equipment:Twin Katanas and a KBAR combat knife(Be creative as you want, from a recognizable katana to an obscure kpinga)
Guild:none at the moment but she is willing to join one (If any. Can make your own or join one of the major ones)
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American Pere Housh wrote:Character App
Name:Izumi Karasuba in game, Hitomi Tsubachi IRL
Age: 25
Gender:Female in IRL and in game (Note this can be different IRL and in game. Grim Moon has not forcibly revealed everyone's true self. Someone that wanted to play as an opposite gender can continue as that gender until they decide to reveal themselves)
Appearance:Long midnight blue hair tied up in a high ponytail,Violet purple eyes,is an American of Japanese decent, athletic body build, 5'5" in height, 125 Ibs in weight; the only difference between her in game self and irl self is her eye color which switches from violent purple to dark green; she wears the full combat uniform of an United States Marine Sniper with ghilly suit and all.
Bio:In IRL, Hitomi is a nurse at a hospital in Denver, Colorado but in her spare time,Hitomi is hanging with friends, at shooting range practicing with her guns, playing video games or visiting with family. When Grim Moon came out, she was excited to be playing the game. Once she entered the game, she was horrified that she couldn't log out. To every she met in the game, she was Izumi Karasuba, an expert marksman of high renown. She normally is on her own but is willing to join a guild. (Can be long or short as you want, just need a little about your character before Grim Moon and what they've been doing since it started)
LV:750(Anywhere from 1-900 is fine. After 900 the grind becomes ridiculous to gain and only a small handful of players pass that. All players started at LV 500. Higher LV=more aggro from enemies and you can actually choose to let your LV decay by not fighting for a long period thus lowering your aggro)
Weapons/Equipment:M110 Sniper Rifle with suppresser, M4 SOPMOD, M1911 with suppresser and a KBAR combat(Be creative as you want, from a recognizable katana to an obscure kpinga)
Guild:none at the moment but she is willing to join one (If any. Can make your own or join one of the major ones)


Would you mind switching up the equipment to something more fantasy friendly? The setting is still melee weapons and bows/crossbows/throwing projectiles/etc. Other than that it's good. And thanks for the interest! I thought this died but am happy to see people giving it a try! I'll try to get my own app up tomorrow as well.
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Name: Acer Kagigara
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Appearance: Slightly on the short side with large round emerald green eyes and long sapphire hair kept in a ponytail with a ribbon. Smooth round face and fairly petite build.
Bio: A shy but intelligent gamer girl with plans to study in bioengineering that received Grim Moon as an eighteenth birthday present. Despite the closeness she has with her IRL family she has come to enjoy the life she has in game and now levels for safety and strength rather than for trying to actually escape. Has made several new friends since being in the game, mostly NPCs, but relates to and cares for them as if they were fully human.
LV: 815
Weapons/Equipment: Holy Grail Thorn(estoc sword) and Silversteel Legion Armor Lightweight Version
Guild: None.
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American Pere Housh wrote:Character App
Name:Izumi Karasuba in game, Hitomi Tsubachi IRL
Age: 25
Gender:Female in IRL and in game (Note this can be different IRL and in game. Grim Moon has not forcibly revealed everyone's true self. Someone that wanted to play as an opposite gender can continue as that gender until they decide to reveal themselves)
Appearance:Long midnight blue hair tied up in a high ponytail,Violet purple eyes,is an American of Japanese decent, athletic body build, 5'5" in height, 125 Ibs in weight; the only difference between her in game self and irl self is her eye color which switches from violent purple to dark green; she wears the full combat uniform of an United States Marine Sniper with ghilly suit and all.
Bio:In IRL, Hitomi is a nurse at a hospital in Denver, Colorado but in her spare time,Hitomi is hanging with friends, at shooting range practicing with her guns, playing video games or visiting with family. When Grim Moon came out, she was excited to be playing the game. Once she entered the game, she was horrified that she couldn't log out. To every she met in the game, she was Izumi Karasuba expert Saleswoman and hand to hand combat of high renown. She normally is on her own but is willing to join a guild. (Can be long or short as you want, just need a little about your character before Grim Moon and what they've been doing since it started)
LV:750(Anywhere from 1-900 is fine. After 900 the grind becomes ridiculous to gain and only a small handful of players pass that. All players started at LV 500. Higher LV=more aggro from enemies and you can actually choose to let your LV decay by not fighting for a long period thus lowering your aggro)
Weapons/Equipment:Twin Katanas and a KBAR combat knife(Be creative as you want, from a recognizable katana to an obscure kpinga)
Guild:none at the moment but she is willing to join one (If any. Can make your own or join one of the major ones)

how about this?
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Postby Canis Rex » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:36 pm

American Pere Housh wrote:
American Pere Housh wrote:Character App
Name:Izumi Karasuba in game, Hitomi Tsubachi IRL
Age: 25
Gender:Female in IRL and in game (Note this can be different IRL and in game. Grim Moon has not forcibly revealed everyone's true self. Someone that wanted to play as an opposite gender can continue as that gender until they decide to reveal themselves)
Appearance:Long midnight blue hair tied up in a high ponytail,Violet purple eyes,is an American of Japanese decent, athletic body build, 5'5" in height, 125 Ibs in weight; the only difference between her in game self and irl self is her eye color which switches from violent purple to dark green; she wears the full combat uniform of an United States Marine Sniper with ghilly suit and all.
Bio:In IRL, Hitomi is a nurse at a hospital in Denver, Colorado but in her spare time,Hitomi is hanging with friends, at shooting range practicing with her guns, playing video games or visiting with family. When Grim Moon came out, she was excited to be playing the game. Once she entered the game, she was horrified that she couldn't log out. To every she met in the game, she was Izumi Karasuba expert Saleswoman and hand to hand combat of high renown. She normally is on her own but is willing to join a guild. (Can be long or short as you want, just need a little about your character before Grim Moon and what they've been doing since it started)
LV:750(Anywhere from 1-900 is fine. After 900 the grind becomes ridiculous to gain and only a small handful of players pass that. All players started at LV 500. Higher LV=more aggro from enemies and you can actually choose to let your LV decay by not fighting for a long period thus lowering your aggro)
Weapons/Equipment:Twin Katanas and a KBAR combat knife(Be creative as you want, from a recognizable katana to an obscure kpinga)
Guild:none at the moment but she is willing to join one (If any. Can make your own or join one of the major ones)

how about this?


Great, accepted!
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Postby Canis Rex » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:23 am

I'll try to post some key locations in the next couple days when I have time off work.
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Postby Canis Rex » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:55 pm

Grim Moon key places

Firelight Compass: The beginning town where all players spawned when Grim Moon went online. Geographically set in the center of the massive map. It was a simple place, mostly row houses with a few larger municipal buildings for legal/official matters. Crystal Origins chose it as their HQ and the town has since been significantly developed. Barracks, hospitals, smiths, and other such essential services or care centers have been built to make the area as safe and habitable as possible. The surrounding environment is easily traversable plains and low hills.

Lycara: South of Firelight Compass in a region also known as 'werewolf territory'. The town is the home of the Silversteel Legion, an NPC guild that battles the ever-present lycans to protect their citizens and can be joined by players should they wish though this is not a requirement to receive their equipment. Homes and buildings in the town are made of thick stone to slow monsters tearing them down. Underworld Fortress calls this their home base and has proven helpful in repelling the creatures from the dark forests that envelop the territory.

The Necropolis: A mostly ruined and uninhabited city, at least by the living. Undead masses wander the surrounding area but the few humans that live within apparently have magic of some sort that keeps them from creeping further in. These people are mostly enchanters, able to imbue players' equipment with effects at the price of sanity. The more powerful the enchantment, the worse the consequences. These can range from mild paranoia and nervousness to near-constant audio and visual hallucinations real enough to detach one from reality.

Bramstarn: East of Firelight Compass is a settlement closely resembling medieval times with farms, livestock, knights, castles, and the like. Though rather than human nobility it all serves the ritualistic vampire lords who adhere to their own dark faith and make sacrifices of the townsfolk under specific conditions. Twisted Fangs calls this home and have a shadowy working relationship with the local vampires as part of their information network.

Veilheim: Far west of Firelight Compass is Veilheim, a darkly beautiful nearly modern city enthralled in the eternal nightlife. Moonlit streets and underground spaces teem with careless youth and confident rouges that wile away the hours in dances, death, and vices ranging from casual flings to possibly lethal drugs. The instigators and advocates of this devil-may-care lifestyle are the Black Fae, corrupted fairies that promise NPCs and players alike their greatest wishes fulfilled, from mere money to grand kingdoms, even if only in their own minds. The more one depends on these creatures the more one is enslaved, eventually bound to become a mindless puppet to their master's whims and entertainment.

Archfoal: The name of the mountains to the north as well as the town that Grimlight Descent has chosen as their home. It is a brutal environment of constant extremes, either snow or lava depending on your exact location. It is not fit for most players to roam freely about, the scaled creatures such as basilisks and dragons that act as enemies here markedly higher in level than most common mobs.
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Postby Old Tanokiana » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:24 am

Are we supposed to say our starting cities? If so, I'm picking Veilheim
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Postby Canis Rex » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:59 am

Sure, you can start wherever you want to. I'm trying to add on some lore and general pieces to the world to hopefully help it feel more alive. Going to continue tomorrow with my day off work.
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Postby Canis Rex » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:20 pm

Some features of Grim Moon

Pain: Pain is felt realistically in game, though some small discomforts are noticeably less harsh such as stubbing ones toe, catching a finger in a door, etc. Weapon/attack damage has no filter though and the only known way to handle this so far is to become accustomed to it. Some top players have shown to have developed remarkable pain thresholds and seem to shrug off damage as non-events.

Travel: Traveling in Grim Moon can be done via foot, mount, animal-drawn carriage/buggy, and item. Mounts are typically either normal animals scaled to fantastical sizes or fantasy creatures brought to life. It is advised to not bring either type into battle as both are easily spooked as well as killed. Carriages and buggies are simply the vehicles attached to a mount, mostly used by those who don't have or don't wish to have such a direct experience with animals as well as players who fancy themselves noble or high-class. Warp gates take the form of small dark orbs players can buy or loot and toss to form portals to destinations. Most can only bring one to a location they have already been though special ones may drop from powerful enemies and some larger towns have permanent warp gates one can use to get to other cities for a fee should they not wish to risk making the trip.

Money: Currency in the game is known as 'Rivs', though no one knows if that stands for or is short for something. It comes in the form of metal coins in increments of one, ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, and so forth. It drops from all enemies and fellow players should one choose to kill them.

Body Needs/Functions: Bodily waste is not an occurrence and thus there are no such facilities for it. Sleep is very rarely needed and going long periods without it does not seem to affect players stamina or tiredness. The general consensus from the top guilds is that a short nap once a month is sufficient to stave off negative effects. Food/hydration are still required though also to a lesser degree, a meal and drink once a week able to keep away thirst and hunger. Many choose to still dine as they normally would in real life, some because it is a small joy in such a world and others to make it feel a little more normal. Intercourse is possible and works as in the real world(though armor is often more difficult to disrobe from than casual clothing). STDs are however absent and the possibility of pregnancy can be tuned from zero to a one hundred percent certainty.

Mature Content/Filters: Grim Moon is a bloody and gruesome game by design. Gore, guts, and broken bones are prevalent(in enemies that have suited designs anyway, spirits and such are exempt). Some enemies even have odd colors or shapes to their blood, organs, or skeletons. Language is similarly unfiltered and so all opinions or words can be heard, though there is a universal translator installed in the system since the game has a worldwide player base.

Marriage: There is a marriage system that allows players either a private ceremony or there are churches for the purpose as well. This links their player profiles as well as inventories. Strangely there is no number limit on the marriage proposal menu and so technically an entire guild could marry one another(and indeed one small guild has done just this).

Parenting: For those that choose to engage in a family life they can have children in game that will need raised just as in real life. Bathing, feeding, changing, all are required to keep a child healthy and their personalities will differ. Due to the time Grim Moon has been out and with no age acceleration, all children born from players are still young babies.
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Postby Canis Rex » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:55 pm

Grim Moon stats(Note: You don't actually have to list these. It's simply a way to think of your character's build.)
Similar to LV, all player stats started at 500 though stats have no cap and so theoretically can be increased as much as one wishes. They automatically rise as a player levels up but more is granted for the individual to customize as they see fit.

Strength: Determines a player's ability to wield heavy/two-handed weapons, damage of the weapons, and physical strength.
Speed: Determines a player's movement speed from walking and running to swinging their weapon.
Dexterity: Determines a player's agility, flexibility, reaction speed, balance, coordination, and ability to wield lighter weapons/dual-wield as well as damage with such weapons.
Fortitude: Determines a player's ability to resist physical status effects such as knockback/knockdown, stun, etc. as well as their health and defense.
Wisdom: Allows players to understand complex documents, puzzles, languages, etc. that may be used in legal/official transactions or quests. Typically not used by many save for scouts and information brokers though their knowledge can be valuable for saving money or even lives.
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Postby Canis Rex » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:51 am

Bump
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Postby Old Tanokiana » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:37 am

Anything else you might've missed, Canis?
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Postby Canis Rex » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:35 am

Nothing big I don't think but any ideas are welcome.
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