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Quest For The Black Keys (OOC/Signups, FanT)

Postby The Rhythm Nation » Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:47 am

Okay, I want to do something a little different. A mod can move this to Portal To The Multiverse if it’s TOO character driven, but it’s technically an IC thread as characters from our nations. The different part? I want to focus only on one or two characters per nation. Sort of an assembly of everyone’s mightiest heroes... a fellowship of the ring, if you will. Once we have a good dozen or so characters (plus villains provided by me and my puppet The Spiders From Mars) I’ll launch the IC thread.

Story: The Black Keys are keys made from an unknown, jet black metal. They have the power to open gateways to other universes, basically turning whoever is in possession of one into a Planeswalker (but without the immortality). This power can be dangerous in the wrong hands, so The Rhythm Nation’s Planeswalker Wang Chung has been trying to track them down (and is now enlisting heroes from other nations to help). So basically this is an archaeological quest, hunting dangerous artifacts. The secret society based out of The Rhythm Nation, the Union Of The Snake, wants the Keys for themselves and will be pursuing our characters, trying to thwart them usually through subterfuge but occasionally engaging in combat with them. The Spiders From Mars will be harassing the group simply because they deployed from The Rhythm Nation. As we visit different nations searching for artifacts other enemies might present themselves (feel free to throw in stuff from your nation, especially if it’s a little bit spooky).

Introduce your character when you sign up. For example:

Name: Wang Chung
Race/species: Human/Asian
Accomplishments (a brief resume of what qualifies them to be a hero): Slew King Jeremy The Wicked; defeated The Crimson King; defeated the Union Of The Snake twice and the Wu-Tang Clan once; has already found one of the Black Keys.
Special abilities: Immortality, planeswalking, magic, ninjutsu
Equipment: enchanted katana; enchanted shurikens that return after being thrown; smoke grenades; Black Key (may be needed to find the others, no guarantee they’re in this universe)

What’s everyone think? Is FanT NS up for an epic adventure?
Yes, all musical references are intentional.

The Rhythm Nation was founded in 1369 and is still around as late as 5000 AD, so I can RP in any tech setting you want. But magic does exist and can be used, and this is non-negotiable.

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Postby Aensland Forest » Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:14 am

Name: Princess Passiflora Rainlily
Race/species: Elf
Accomplishments (a brief resume of what qualifies them to be a hero): Has been recognized as a Master of green magic; is also extensively trained in archery, close quarters combat and diplomacy, and speaks several languages
Special abilities: Magic, superhuman speed and agility, heightened senses
Equipment: Ethereal crossbow, two enchanted daggers
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Postby Olwe » Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:32 pm

Name: Jake Wansor
Race/species: Human
Accomplishments (a brief resume of what qualifies them to be a hero): Slew the Jade Dragon; has worked in artifact procurement for The House Of Lore for centuries
Special abilities: Immortality, planeswalking, magic
Equipment: Enchanted collapsible scythe (has lifesteal); dragon claw; Bag Of Holding
Founded: 2480
Current year: 5001
Magic: Non-negotiable
Ponies: Yes, occasionally
Tech levels incompatible? Then kick me out of the thread, because if you RP with me you accept my tech.
Note: Before 2480, Olwe was called Athan. If you see this word in a thread, it's because you mentioned a year incompatible with Olwe in that thread but still made it open to all techs and therefore are allowing Athan's magic.
RP population: 21 billion
Embassy program: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=203258

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Postby Aensland Forest » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:05 pm

Can Flora’s bodyguard (an Ogre named Bror) accompany her?
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Postby The Rhythm Nation » Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:18 am

Aensland Forest wrote:Can Flora’s bodyguard (an Ogre named Bror) accompany her?


Makes sense, considering her royal status it stands to reason she’d have protection.
Yes, all musical references are intentional.

The Rhythm Nation was founded in 1369 and is still around as late as 5000 AD, so I can RP in any tech setting you want. But magic does exist and can be used, and this is non-negotiable.

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Postby Fan T Afghanistan » Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:44 am

Name: Khalid Ismail Khan
Race/species: Human/Pashtun
Accomplishments (a brief resume of what qualifies them to be a hero):
Flying on a winged horse called a Tulpar caught many plane hijackers.
Slew the Jinn leader of a collective responsible for child sacrifice.
Captured a 2050s authoritarian communist dark wizard in a parallel universe.
Can speak various merpeople languages.
Special abilities: Planeswalking,
Dodging, dream interpretation, Tulpar riding.
Equipment: a mind-reading devices (picks up electrical signals in the brain), a black key.

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Postby Wesenheim » Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:09 am

Name: Jürgen Bach
Race/species: [url=https://grimm.fandom.com/wiki/Hundjäger]Hundjäger[/url]
Accomplishments (a brief resume of what qualifies them to be a hero): Has been employed by the government as a hunter for many years, seeking out everything from artifacts like the Black Keys to fugitives from justice
Special abilities: Superhuman strength, heightened senses (especially smell)
Equipment: Repeating crossbow; vambrace on each arm
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Postby The Harbingers of Chaos » Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:59 pm

After a talk with the OP, I'm going to apply to this with a non-heroic character. I'd like to ask publicly if it would be okay if it would be okay if my character was allowed to have a small warband with him (say 50-100 goons for lack of a better word) just to add to that villain feel. Having a small group of marauders on the tail of the heroes might add something to the rp. Also about my factbooks, At the moment I'm just going to use official Warhammer Fantasy material since I haven't the time to write the unique stuff that mixes the warhammer settings together.
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Postby Gothian Crimea » Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:13 pm

Name: Franziska.
Race/species: Human/ Female Gothic Goth.
Accomplishments (a brief resume of what qualifies them to be a hero): Successfully captured and tamed a black unicorn stallion. General life of warfare(what else would happen in a Goth Gothic Horde.
Special abilities: No aging past prime(even magical, prime being 16-20something), can act almost as one with her mount, immune to body morphing(even magical)(this is magic aging/appearance change, a spell that shoves her back isn't effected, but one that would turn her arm into a claw is).
Equipment: Enchanted Black and Silver compound bow(Very resilient, makes enemies bleed a lot, and with high velocity), Enchanted Black and Silver Spear(Very resilient, makes enemies bleed a lot, and with high velocity).
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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:23 pm

Name: ORP Rota
Race/species: Naval Egregore/Ship-Spirit(Rota-class Light Cruiser)

Accomplishments (a brief resume of what qualifies them to be a hero): Several years of loyal service in the Pacific Theatre of WW2. Organized an army of ship-spirits and nature/monumental-spirits to overthrow and kill the self-styled 'Germanic Gods'.

Special abilities: Functionally unkillable in the long run so as long as her hull remains intact, though it might take some time for her to come back -- once her hull goes, however, she's dead. Able to 'mindflay' sapient enemies by forcing them to recall traumatic or utterly incomprehensible memories repeatedly -- for example, the memory of a turrent-fire, or of being a propeller-shaft.

Equipment: Two-handed sword. Rifle with bayonet. Chain and plate. Khakhi uniform. Brodie helmet.
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Postby The Harbingers of Chaos » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:30 pm

Gothian Crimea wrote:Wahammer fantasy, very nice. Besthammer, considering my app at the moment.

I was planning to do more with the nation by combining different aspects of Chaos from across the Warhammer settings. Maybe I might get some AoS stuff in this, not exactly sure yet. I just haven't written far enough to really illustrate that yet though.
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Postby Balazar Keep » Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:22 pm

The Harbingers of Chaos wrote:After a talk with the OP, I'm going to apply to this with a non-heroic character. I'd like to ask publicly if it would be okay if it would be okay if my character was allowed to have a small warband with him (say 50-100 goons for lack of a better word) just to add to that villain feel. Having a small group of marauders on the tail of the heroes might add something to the rp. Also about my factbooks, At the moment I'm just going to use official Warhammer Fantasy material since I haven't the time to write the unique stuff that mixes the warhammer settings together.


Interesting. After a discussion with the OP I was about to introduce villains as well... I can see your intervention making the scenario I had planned much more chaotic, which I think you would probably like. Also, are there vampires in Warhammer?

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Postby Gothian Crimea » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:00 am

Balazar Keep wrote:
The Harbingers of Chaos wrote:After a talk with the OP, I'm going to apply to this with a non-heroic character. I'd like to ask publicly if it would be okay if it would be okay if my character was allowed to have a small warband with him (say 50-100 goons for lack of a better word) just to add to that villain feel. Having a small group of marauders on the tail of the heroes might add something to the rp. Also about my factbooks, At the moment I'm just going to use official Warhammer Fantasy material since I haven't the time to write the unique stuff that mixes the warhammer settings together.


Interesting. After a discussion with the OP I was about to introduce villains as well... I can see your intervention making the scenario I had planned much more chaotic, which I think you would probably like. Also, are there vampires in Warhammer?

Yes. Vampire counts, AND vampire pirates.
Come out, the WA has passed a resolution. Actions will be taken to bring your nation into compliance.
I HATE THE ANTICHIRST I HATE THE ANTICHRIST I HATE THE ANTICHRIST I HATE THE ANTICHRIST
Gothian Embassy | Cygnus Arms Selling guns, or producing yours | D~Koi Selling decoy holograms, combat holograms, and both at the same time
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Postby The Harbingers of Chaos » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:10 am

Balazar Keep wrote:
The Harbingers of Chaos wrote:After a talk with the OP, I'm going to apply to this with a non-heroic character. I'd like to ask publicly if it would be okay if it would be okay if my character was allowed to have a small warband with him (say 50-100 goons for lack of a better word) just to add to that villain feel. Having a small group of marauders on the tail of the heroes might add something to the rp. Also about my factbooks, At the moment I'm just going to use official Warhammer Fantasy material since I haven't the time to write the unique stuff that mixes the warhammer settings together.


Interesting. After a discussion with the OP I was about to introduce villains as well... I can see your intervention making the scenario I had planned much more chaotic, which I think you would probably like. Also, are there vampires in Warhammer?

There are but the kind in Warhammer are pretty fierce opponents to Chaos within their setting. Now there is a demon Vampire from 40k and I may be able to bring that in depending on how the OP answers my question.

Edit: I realized you may be wondering if your vampires may be able to work with Chaos and the answer is a solid maybe. Depending on things like how available they'd be to being corrupted to Chaos itself, what their culture exactly is and how well it meshes with the warband I'll bring, and the behavior of whatever warband I bring, they just may be able to work together.
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Postby Gothian Crimea » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:26 am

The Harbingers of Chaos wrote:
Balazar Keep wrote:-snip-

Yeah, in Warhammer fantasy the undead and chaos are polar opposite. the undead are like "tradition", as they refuse to change, to die. Chaos is like "progress", as they are constantly changing, mutating. They hate each other usually in the setting too. Not always out to kill each other, but often out to kill each other.
Come out, the WA has passed a resolution. Actions will be taken to bring your nation into compliance.
I HATE THE ANTICHIRST I HATE THE ANTICHRIST I HATE THE ANTICHRIST I HATE THE ANTICHRIST
Gothian Embassy | Cygnus Arms Selling guns, or producing yours | D~Koi Selling decoy holograms, combat holograms, and both at the same time
I have many other nations. I treat this like a hub nation, so generally they will have Gothian Crimea in their sig | Say NO to NS stats

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Postby The Rhythm Nation » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:37 am

The Harbingers of Chaos wrote:After a talk with the OP, I'm going to apply to this with a non-heroic character. I'd like to ask publicly if it would be okay if it would be okay if my character was allowed to have a small warband with him (say 50-100 goons for lack of a better word) just to add to that villain feel. Having a small group of marauders on the tail of the heroes might add something to the rp. Also about my factbooks, At the moment I'm just going to use official Warhammer Fantasy material since I haven't the time to write the unique stuff that mixes the warhammer settings together.


Yeah, I’d say with 3 Planeswalkers in the thread make the band of marauders a bit bigger than that, a few of the more elite ones probably stand a chance of sticking around but we’ll likely be going through the lower level goons quickly. Either that, or have reinforcements standing by.
Yes, all musical references are intentional.

The Rhythm Nation was founded in 1369 and is still around as late as 5000 AD, so I can RP in any tech setting you want. But magic does exist and can be used, and this is non-negotiable.

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Postby The Harbingers of Chaos » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:46 am

The Rhythm Nation wrote:
The Harbingers of Chaos wrote:After a talk with the OP, I'm going to apply to this with a non-heroic character. I'd like to ask publicly if it would be okay if it would be okay if my character was allowed to have a small warband with him (say 50-100 goons for lack of a better word) just to add to that villain feel. Having a small group of marauders on the tail of the heroes might add something to the rp. Also about my factbooks, At the moment I'm just going to use official Warhammer Fantasy material since I haven't the time to write the unique stuff that mixes the warhammer settings together.


Yeah, I’d say with 3 Planeswalkers in the thread make the band of marauders a bit bigger than that, a few of the more elite ones probably stand a chance of sticking around but we’ll likely be going through the lower level goons quickly. Either that, or have reinforcements standing by.

Alright, I can up the numbers. I feel I have a good idea for what to bring for this. It should fit the thread decently enough.

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Postby Balazar Keep » Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:38 am

The Rhythm Nation wrote:
The Harbingers of Chaos wrote:After a talk with the OP, I'm going to apply to this with a non-heroic character. I'd like to ask publicly if it would be okay if it would be okay if my character was allowed to have a small warband with him (say 50-100 goons for lack of a better word) just to add to that villain feel. Having a small group of marauders on the tail of the heroes might add something to the rp. Also about my factbooks, At the moment I'm just going to use official Warhammer Fantasy material since I haven't the time to write the unique stuff that mixes the warhammer settings together.


Yeah, I’d say with 3 Planeswalkers in the thread make the band of marauders a bit bigger than that, a few of the more elite ones probably stand a chance of sticking around but we’ll likely be going through the lower level goons quickly. Either that, or have reinforcements standing by.


So I take it these are old school Planeswalkers, as opposed to Bradywalkers?

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Postby The Rhythm Nation » Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:43 am

Balazar Keep wrote:
The Rhythm Nation wrote:
Yeah, I’d say with 3 Planeswalkers in the thread make the band of marauders a bit bigger than that, a few of the more elite ones probably stand a chance of sticking around but we’ll likely be going through the lower level goons quickly. Either that, or have reinforcements standing by.


So I take it these are old school Planeswalkers, as opposed to Bradywalkers?


Yep. Basically gods.
Yes, all musical references are intentional.

The Rhythm Nation was founded in 1369 and is still around as late as 5000 AD, so I can RP in any tech setting you want. But magic does exist and can be used, and this is non-negotiable.

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Postby The Hrulgin Empire » Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:50 pm

Are ponies allowed?
This is a nation of talking carnivorous horses who are capable of using magic. Realism? I don't know what that is.

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Postby Gothian Crimea » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:35 pm

The Hrulgin Empire wrote:Are ponies allowed?

I have a unicorn mount, unless you mean you ARE the pony, in which case I have no clue.
Come out, the WA has passed a resolution. Actions will be taken to bring your nation into compliance.
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Postby The Rhythm Nation » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:14 pm

Gothian Crimea wrote:
The Hrulgin Empire wrote:Are ponies allowed?

I have a unicorn mount, unless you mean you ARE the pony, in which case I have no clue.


That’s what they meant. I think the My Little Pony fans call it Equus sapiens. And yes, Ponies are allowed.
Yes, all musical references are intentional.

The Rhythm Nation was founded in 1369 and is still around as late as 5000 AD, so I can RP in any tech setting you want. But magic does exist and can be used, and this is non-negotiable.

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Postby The Hrulgin Empire » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:58 am

The Rhythm Nation wrote:
Gothian Crimea wrote:I have a unicorn mount, unless you mean you ARE the pony, in which case I have no clue.


That’s what they meant. I think the My Little Pony fans call it Equus sapiens. And yes, Ponies are allowed.


Excellent. We’ll be coming in as allies of The Harbingers of Chaos. Chaos is a holy sacrament in Hrulgin culture.
This is a nation of talking carnivorous horses who are capable of using magic. Realism? I don't know what that is.

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Postby The Harbingers of Chaos » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:55 pm

The Hrulgin Empire wrote:
The Rhythm Nation wrote:
That’s what they meant. I think the My Little Pony fans call it Equus sapiens. And yes, Ponies are allowed.


Excellent. We’ll be coming in as allies of The Harbingers of Chaos. Chaos is a holy sacrament in Hrulgin culture.

Oh nice, I might want to talk to you a little about what that might actually look like but the aid is appreciated. Btw my app will be posted today for anyone curious.

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Postby The Harbingers of Chaos » Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:13 pm

Name: Gilot le Prestre
Race/species: Human (Chaos Mutant)
Accomplishments: Defeated a Grail Knight in combat, lead a peasant rebellion against Bretonnian lords, corrupted multiple regiments of Men-at-Arms to Chaos
Special abilities: Mutations from "blessings" given to Gilot by the Chaos Gods have transformed his head into that of a lion, granted him an extra four sets of arms, and razor-sharp claws at the end of each of these arms. He is also a practitioner of the Lore of Metal which gives him access to a number of spells that he may be able to use in order to achieve his goals. As the leader of what can best be described as a cult, Gilot is a good orator able to convince people who don't know of his less scrupulous activities over to his side, slowly integrating them into his warband.
Equipment: Gilot has a Power Familiar to channel magical energy into him. He wields a Lashing Sword in each of his hands, a living blade in the shape of a snake enchanted by Chaos allowing them to move as they were whips. He rides on a Chaos Steed that he has "borrowed" from the now-dead leader of another Chaos warband.

Total number of troops: 50,000
Infantry: 25,000
Cavalry: 19,000
Artillery: 100
Elite/Special Forces: 5,000
Standard armament: Swords, Bows, Morning Stars, basically normal medieval weaponry combined with whatever they've been able to scavenge from their immediate surroundings
Nonstandard armaments (are any of the elites wielding custom weapons?): Some of the more elite members of the warband have been able to acquire weapons such as Chainswords and weapons forged by the Chaos Dwarfs making them stronger and more deadly.
Other equipment and abilities: Sorcerers are present within the elite forces of the warband.
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