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Fantasy Vigilants of Kenterra: Hunting the Shattered (Closed for Now)

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Mythy The Dragonwolf

Five Thousand Club
The Vigilants of Kenterra: an organization whose founding is lost to time. A group that is known far and wide, yet very little is known about them. What everyone knows is that these hunters stalk the city streets, tracking and destroying the shattered that threaten lives and peace throughout the realm, regardless of kingdom.

But what makes a Vigilant? They don't take recruits when asked, only those they choose. And those they choose are what they call 'shards'. Many people will go through life with a shard-heart without even seeing a Vigilant. But once awakened, usually through stress or trauma, a shard begins to call to Vigilants. A shard that progresses will drive their heart to darker and darker acts until they become shattered: mutant abominations with strength and powers beyond any normal mortal, driven only to kill, destroy, and devour.

Once a shard awakens, there are only two paths for them to take: become a Vigilant, or die. A Vigilant learns to harness the powers within their shard and to use it in tandem with weaponry, arctech, magic, or whatever else the shard can utilize to take down their quarry. Once a shattered it put down, they absorb the excess energies to heighten their powers even as they keep from awakening further. The best Vigilants are centuries old, and many have become focused only on the hunt, forsaking everything that newer Vigilants hold dear: friends, family, love... their purpose is their duty.


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Hello! I hope that the little blurb above may have interested you! My name is Mythy, and I'm hoping to find people interested in playing an RP in a setting of mine, one I'm writing stories within. Currently, the plot idea is that the Player Characters are newly recruited Vigilants who are about to leave the Vigil on their first hunt. I'm hoping to find 3-5 people currently to join me! If you're interested or have comments, please let me know below!

(There are two planned races at this time: Humans and Aeteron. Aeteron are humans with various animal features and traits that are heavily attuned to the stars. The multitude of signs, constellations, planet alignments, etc. that run their course between conception and birth influences an Aeteron's traits.)
 

Master of Lava

Gods and mortals, fear my fury and my flames!
Ooh, this looks really interesting! Count me in!

I guess I should ask, what types of things are valid shard powers in this world? Like is there anything off limits? I'm thinking specifically my character's shard grants them elemental affinity and control over fire and such.

Also, are we new recruits, or have we been Vigilants for a while?

Anyways, super excited for this, and look forward to hear more from you about it!
 

Mythy The Dragonwolf

Five Thousand Club
I guess I should ask, what types of things are valid shard powers in this world? Like is there anything off limits? I'm thinking specifically my character's shard grants them elemental affinity and control over fire and such.
I probably should have specified, oops. My current thought is that it focuses on sensory and physical enhancement and such like that. If you want to use fire magic, though, you could be some form of spell caster. There's channeling or runecasting for that.

Channeling is where you're born a conduit for the aether and use a focus to absorb and diffuse the excess so the aether doesn't warp and destroy your body. You use the magic stored in your focus to cast spells, and every channeler has a specific theme.

Runecasting is more common where someone uses runecoins (coin-sized clay or stone tokens) and channels aether between them in order to cast specific effects according to the runes used.

There's also arctech if you want a more mechanical bend.


Also, are we new recruits, or have we been Vigilants for a while?
Relatively new recruits, about a month or so. Enough to have learned the leaning of your powers and how to harness them, but you've not hunted before.
 

Master of Lava

Gods and mortals, fear my fury and my flames!
Alright, I think I’ll go with a channeler then, with focus on the fire magic aspect. As for the shard itself, I’ll come up with something.
 

Mythy The Dragonwolf

Five Thousand Club
A small religion secretly created by an old vigilant called Deus Ex Machina to mold some of its lucky(or unlucky) followers into becoming new vigilants and then give them magic guns because its cool.
I'm... Not entirely sure how that would work, to be honest. You don't really *make* shards.
 

Master of Lava

Gods and mortals, fear my fury and my flames!
Ooh, I have the perfect idea for my shard now… I’m thinking the shard increases my character’s physical strength and combat force, but only when engaged in weapon-to-weapon melee combat. So they’d have to work to find some way where they could use their natural channeled fire magic and their shard powers hand in hand.

Or just something where, their shard powers contradict their channeling magic, and they have to put in effort to find a way to combine them effectively?
 

Spoiled Bread

The Lord of the Uneaten
I'm... Not entirely sure how that would work, to be honest. You don't really *make* shards.
I know it's not something that can be made, but imagine an old powerful vigilant with the goal of making as many vigilant as possible. By casting a wide net disguised in the name of religion he screened many potentials which he then indirectly make their lifes miserable, practically pushing them to awaken. This way DEM is able to 'produce' vigilants, even though almost all those vigilants end up hating him for ruining their lifes, but DEM instead give them some arctechs and encourage them to use their hatred to fuel their motivation so they get stronger and one day maybe able to kill him. He's fulfilling his duty in his own twisted way.
 

Master of Lava

Gods and mortals, fear my fury and my flames!
I know it's not something that can be made, but imagine an old powerful vigilant with the goal of making as many vigilant as possible. By casting a wide net disguised in the name of religion he screened many potentials which he then indirectly make their lifes miserable, practically pushing them to awaken. This way DEM is able to 'produce' vigilants, even though almost all those vigilants end up hating him for ruining their lifes, but DEM instead give them some arctechs and encourage them to use their hatred to fuel their motivation so they get stronger and one day maybe able to kill him. He's fulfilling his duty in his own twisted way.
I mean that could be interesting, but I'm not much of a fan of it. But I'm not the GM, so I guess I don't have a say on the matter. If I did, I'd say keep it, but at the very least my character definitely won't have his shard awakened by DEM.
 

Mythy The Dragonwolf

Five Thousand Club
I know it's not something that can be made, but imagine an old powerful vigilant with the goal of making as many vigilant as possible. By casting a wide net disguised in the name of religion he screened many potentials which he then indirectly make their lifes miserable, practically pushing them to awaken. This way DEM is able to 'produce' vigilants, even though almost all those vigilants end up hating him for ruining their lifes, but DEM instead give them some arctechs and encourage them to use their hatred to fuel their motivation so they get stronger and one day maybe able to kill him. He's fulfilling his duty in his own twisted way.
I feel like that method would lead to a nest of shattered moreso than an effective "farm" for Vigilants. It would break them too hard eventually I think

Ooh, I have the perfect idea for my shard now… I’m thinking the shard increases my character’s physical strength and combat force, but only when engaged in weapon-to-weapon melee combat. So they’d have to work to find some way where they could use their natural channeled fire magic and their shard powers hand in hand.

Or just something where, their shard powers contradict their channeling magic, and they have to put in effort to find a way to combine them effectively?
Before I offer anything extra, what do you think "channeling magic" means in this context?

I'm interested! Still looking for members?
I believe so. If my counts is correct, you'd be 4?
 

Master of Lava

Gods and mortals, fear my fury and my flames!
Before I offer anything extra, what do you think "channeling magic" means in this context?
Well, isn't it using the focus to siphon out some of the aether's energy, so it doesn't consume me? I'm not saying my idea for the shard is final, it's just, I'm hoping to find something that contradicts between the two.
 

Spoiled Bread

The Lord of the Uneaten
I mean that could be interesting, but I'm not much of a fan of it. But I'm not the GM, so I guess I don't have a say on the matter. If I did, I'd say keep it, but at the very least my character definitely won't have his shard awakened by DEM.
I only talk about my character though. Everyone is free to make their own origin i'm sure.

I feel like that method would lead to a nest of shattered moreso than an effective "farm" for Vigilants. It would
I don't get it?? I don't think it would be more broken than the ones awakened by other means. Sure it's not the most efficient but the idea is not to raise the ratio between working vigilant and broken vigilant but to simply raise the number of awakened person in general.
 

Mythy The Dragonwolf

Five Thousand Club
I only talk about my character though. Everyone is free to make their own origin i'm sure.


I don't get it?? I don't think it would be more broken than the ones awakened by other means. Sure it's not the most efficient but the idea is not to raise the ratio between working vigilant and broken vigilant but to simply raise the number of awakened person in general.
I mean, there's also the fact that shards are undetectable before they're awakened. And generally I was thinking an awakening is something beyond just stress, so the Vigilant would be doing pretty bad things, which could also lead to his shattering.
 

Spoiled Bread

The Lord of the Uneaten
Vigilant can't do bad things?? I feel like there's lots of unexplained stuffs so I will wait for something like a lore post before I make a concept.
 

Master of Lava

Gods and mortals, fear my fury and my flames!
Well... could I flavor my character as, they had gotten their shard awoken a long time ago, and was very well on the path to being shattered, until a Vigilant saved them and raised them up as one of the Vigilants?
 

Mythy The Dragonwolf

Five Thousand Club
Well... could I flavor my character as, they had gotten their shard awoken a long time ago, and was very well on the path to being shattered, until a Vigilant saved them and raised them up as one of the Vigilants?
It would be an exceptionally rare case, depending on how far gone you mean. I do need to get lore written down, it's just difficult for me to know what to get out first or where or... Also it's getting late xD

I know there's a lot unexplained but sometimes I feel like I do my best work when answering questions
 

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