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OOC [Nobilis] Mean Everything to Nothing 2: Electric Boogaloo

Aincumis

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Here is the wiki

The last thread almost reached 1000.

Not only is this the first Nobilis game I've ever ended a Chapter, it's the first to ever complete TWO!!

Carry on.
 

Ax_

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Damn...
We're doing pretty great! :D

And, I am very glad we have a new power of Lightning being set up. :)

Anyway, I think I'm going to have to post later - this post is taking some time for me to think it out properly for how to respond (I've got a nice scene I'd like to hit, but to do that I need to get to it first - would you be up for talking about that over PM, Aincumis?), and it's getting late over here so I need my sleep.
Will post tomorrow!
 

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And here I thought I killed Hannigan and Flannigan.
Then again, my running theory is that they're not human anyways. What, with them not even noticing I was in grayscale.
EDIT: Oh, wait, that's right, someone else brought them back.
Or somesuch.
Wow... come a long way from the Evelyn that mindlessly slaughtered all of them just because Sharek'Tal would have.

Evelyn redesign for Chapter 3:

Properties:
Imitation replicates things (3)
Imitation flatters (1) (replaces Imitation is not creative in the wake of Evelyn's worldview shattering. It also reflects Evelyn having paid attention to Jezebeth's words)
Imitation is Imperfect (2)
Teaches (1)

Aspect 0
Domain 1
Persona 4
Treasure 3 (though, still waiting on a yes or no on increasing this from my Imperial Miracle that made Evelyn accept her creations. Rearranging the stats to get it anyways)

(6 MP in each)

Bonds:
I Create Imitations 3
I Become as Others 2 (consolidating I look and I think into one thing, that has other benefits, since I never used look)
I Love my loving Creations 3 (a reversal of her opinion of the things)
I am Mistress of the Mirror Manor 1 (New domain, not strong in it right now, but there)
I will protect Benjamin 1 (even if I can't Anchor him, he's become a cornerstone of Evelyn's character)

Afflictions
I Must Imitate All I meet 3
I do not follow Commands 2 (this is part of how she's changed from the Imperial Miracle, and her moving forward, her nature starting to stand on its own rather than bending to others' wills)

Mortal (redesigned largely because some are outdated, and I never used them as they were)

Passion: I Love to Watch Others 2
Passion: I wish to create new things 0 (up from -2)
Skill: Sculptor 5
Skill: Teacher 1
4 Shine

Properties of the Mirror Manor:

It holds all reflections
All mirrors can be opened to it
It will show you your true self
Breaking any of the mirrors results in seven by seven years of bad luck
All aggressive actions are reflected against the aggressor
All sounds spoken in the Manor echo to every point in it
 
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Aincumis

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Treasure 3 (though, still waiting on a yes or no on increasing this from my Imperial Miracle that made Evelyn accept her creations. Rearranging the stats to get it anyways)
no increase of yet. Third milestone at the least for Attribute improvement.

You may re-arrange as desired though, and I approve all changes and your Location Properties. it's interesting that you essentially have the Chancel from my last game of nob3e "The Day the World Went Away", which had a Power of Reflection who was a Duke in the Secondary Estate "things of my Chancel".
 

Insertname

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Oh, hey, a number of milestones to shoot for so I feel less awkward asking about it, that works.

On a similar note, I'm probably going to have Projects about getting more power over my new place (and possibly over Mirrors more generally), and I'm guessing secondary attributes can advance a little quicker than regular Attributes, so any ballparks for the number of hoops to get that in motion?
 

Inqy

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Welp, I'm in the game.

Looking over my post one day later when it's not 2 AM I notice that Aincumis never actually stated that it was raining, let alone that a large storm was coming. Guess I just assumed that with the power of Lightning dying. If I'm overstepping my bounds there feel free to call me on it.

Uh... anyway, I'm in the game then! *throws peanuts away*

The character sheet is up on the wiki, but for quick frontpage reference Roy's basic stats once he's ennobled will be as follows:

Roy Brannigan
Saint of Lightning
Song of the Light


Passions and skills:
Shine 3
Cool 2
Passion: “Down the mean streets a man must walk who is not himself mean.” 4
Skill: Detective 2

Bonds and Afflictions:
Affliction: It is my nature to save people. (2)
Affliction: Those whose lives I touch become the heroes and saints of this world. (1)
Bond: I put right what once went wrong. (5)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) I am a detective and I’ve got the badge to prove it. (2)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) Everyone whose existence has been uplifted by the estate of lightning is part of its church. (1)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) Detectives Hannigan and Flannigan are my comrades. (1)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) My sister Sophie worries about me. (1)
Bond: (Wondrous Anchor) I receive messages from an unknown source in the future that guide me in my quest. (1)
Bond: (Wondrous Anchor) I have a magic gun that shoots divine judgement. (1)

3 Bond Points unspent.

Attributes:
Aspect 0 (5 AMP)
Domain 0 (5 DMP)
Persona 3 (5 PMP)
Secondary Persona (Hardboiled Detectives) 1
Treasure 5 (5 TMP)

Properties of the estate of “Lightning”:
•(2) Lightning flows in arcs of electrical current.
•(2) Lightning takes the most direct route, with unstoppable force.
•(1) Lightning symbolises inspiration and invention.
•(1) Lightning is to divinity as crowns are to kings.
•(1) Lightning brings both order and chaos at the same time.

Properties of the estate of “Hardboiled Detectives”:
•(2) Hardboiled detectives solve mysteries.
•(2) Hardboiled detectives walk the mean streets, but are not themselves mean.
•(1) Hardboiled detectives have a rough wit, and a bottomless supply of cynicism.
•(1) Hardboiled detectives may break the law, but have got to have a code.
•(1) A hardboiled detective must be a common man and yet an unusual man.
 
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Delacroix

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Not only is this the first Nobilis game I've ever ended a Chapter, it's the first to ever complete TWO!!
Same here! Well done everyone.

OK, our characters are kinda shell-shocked from the last chapter. I'm thinking that this chapter would be a good time for us to pull together and give some other people grief for a change. Anyone have a game-plan for the trial?

Just how many threads do we have in play, anyway?

Affects the whole Family
- what's Evelyn's actual relationship to the Familia?
- Barakiel has tasked us to get Darla/Cora/Ophelia acquitted
- Nobody is now, apparently, a thing

Tifon
- new, slightly darker flavour as compared to Classic Tifon
- trauma from earlier experience?

Evelyn
- is now going through an Excrucian phase. I assume it will also involve black eyeliner and shopping at Hot Topic before we're through

Cora/Darla/Ophelia
- I'm pretty sure this isn't the last we've seen of Darla/Ophelia; Darla still didn't go down willingly the last time
- obviously, the outcome of the trial
- still hasn't read So You've Just Been EnNobled

Blake
- playing with himself

Zapp Roy Brannigan
- So You've Just Been EnNobled 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Tom
- leftover identity crisis from Darla's mirror-world experience
- I think this is a good time for his relationship with Astraea to get more fleshing-out
- still trying to get to be the one who shouts, "Atlanteans Assemble!"
 

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Evelyn
- is now going through an Excrucian phase. I assume it will also involve black eyeliner and shopping at Hot Topic before we're through
Well, I do have a weird soft spot for Hot Topic...

Seriously, though, it's still Evelyn, probably the least aggressive Avatar in the game. Just wanted to expand her backstory, and put some emphasis on the fact that she A) is not actually a Power and B) is coping very poorly with Canaan's death.
 

Ax_

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Same here! Well done everyone.

OK, our characters are kinda shell-shocked from the last chapter. I'm thinking that this chapter would be a good time for us to pull together and give some other people grief for a change. Anyone have a game-plan for the trial?

Just how many threads do we have in play, anyway?

Affects the whole Family
- what's Evelyn's actual relationship to the Familia?
According to where she gets a Chancel discount, she's still part of the Familia.

- Barakiel has tasked us to get Darla/Cora/Ophelia acquitted
Joktan is going to be the one who sets up the case against her, I'm guessing.
If only because, well, we haven't really seen him yet, so it makes sense for him to go up against us all.

(...I also admit, I kind of want to have Blake meet Joktan - I imagine the Noble of the Night must annoy Scorn's-Regal, given the kind of ego Blake has. :p)

- Nobody is now, apparently, a thing
Yeah, and I'm wondering how that will go...

Blake
- playing with himself
Hah!
Been looking forward to saying that, eh?

Blake has several other stuff as well, I should note.


Zapp Roy Brannigan
- So You've Just Been EnNobled 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Pfft, you better keep up with the times.
Nowadays, you get an app, which reveals everything that you might need to know!


Welp, I'm in the game.

Looking over my post one day later when it's not 2 AM I notice that Aincumis never actually stated that it was raining, let alone that a large storm was coming. Guess I just assumed that with the power of Lightning dying. If I'm overstepping my bounds there feel free to call me on it.

Uh... anyway, I'm in the game then! *throws peanuts away*
Welcome to the game, Inquisitive_Englishman! :)
Looking forward to having our characters interact.

The character sheet is up on the wiki, but for quick frontpage reference Roy's basic stats once he's ennobled will be as follows:

Roy Brannigan
Saint of Lightning
Song of the Light


Passions and skills:
Shine 3
Cool 2
Passion: “Down the mean streets a man must walk who is not himself mean.” 4
Skill: Detective 2

Bonds and Afflictions:
Affliction: It is my nature to save people. (2)
Affliction: Those whose lives I touch become the heroes and saints of this world. (1)
Bond: I put right what once went wrong. (5)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) I am a detective and I’ve got the badge to prove it. (2)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) Everyone whose existence has been uplifted by the estate of lightning is part of its church. (1)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) Detectives Hannigan and Flannigan are my comrades. (1)
Bond: (Normal Anchor) My sister Sophie worries about me. (1)
Bond: (Wondrous Anchor) I receive messages from an unknown source in the future that guide me in my quest. (1)
Bond: (Wondrous Anchor) I have a magic gun that shoots divine judgement. (1)

3 Bond Points unspent.

Attributes:
Aspect 0 (5 AMP)
Domain 0 (5 DMP)
Persona 3 (5 PMP)
Secondary Persona (Hardboiled Detectives) 1
Treasure 5 (5 TMP)

Properties of the estate of “Lightning”:
•(2) Lightning flows in arcs of electrical current.
•(2) Lightning takes the most direct route, with unstoppable force.
•(1) Lightning symbolises inspiration and invention.
•(1) Lightning is to divinity as crowns are to kings.
•(1) Lightning brings both order and chaos at the same time.

Properties of the estate of “Hardboiled Detectives”:
•(2) Hardboiled detectives solve mysteries.
•(2) Hardboiled detectives walk the mean streets, but are not themselves mean.
•(1) Hardboiled detectives have a rough wit, and a bottomless supply of cynicism.
•(1) Hardboiled detectives may break the law, but have got to have a code.
•(1) A hardboiled detective must be a common man and yet an unusual man.
Liking these stats!
Interesting that you've got Treasure 5 - that's going to lead to fun stuff!



...Given that you're a magical detective, of a sort, I'm afraid I'm going to imagine your character looking like Harry Dresden. :p
Probably sounding like the guy who does the audiobook I listened to yesterday, as well.
 
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