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posted November 20, 2009 06:26 PM
Edited by mvassilev at 03:26, 26 Dec 2009.

War for Wisdom - OOC

"With Philosopher-King Thales gone, some had hoped that the kingdom would remain at peace, but that was not to be. Within a year of his death, his vassals were engaged in conflict and intrigue, aided by the Royal Philosophers, whose powers could easily turn the tide of a battle. The philosophical debates left the ivory tower and clashed in the battlefield." - The Record of the Kingdom.

The Kingdom of Miletus had experienced a long period of peace under the long reign of Philosopher-King Thales. The Royal School of Philosophy was founded, and trained many youngsters in the science of Philosophy. Many of these young people then became retainers of some member of the nobility, or wandering warriors. Many a noble sent his child to the School, to learn the way, and by the end of the peace, a significant portion of the aristocracy were Royal Philosopher-certified.

Then, one day, Philosopher-King Thales disappeared. No one knew where he went. He left no heir, and the regent soon fell victim to court intrigue. Then the Philosophers' war began - every faction tried to achieve hegemony.

Now pick up your weapon and strengthen your mind! The story begins.

[I've been thinking that our characters should have the typical "magic powers" (but not very powerful) in addition to our Philosophical Powers.)

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Sex:
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any:
Philosophical abilities (if any):
Other abilities (if any):
Alignment (optional):


List of characters:

Mvass
Name: Lothair
Age: 17
Sex: Male
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Epicurian
Philosophical abilities (if any): Eudaimonia - his powers are augmented when he's in a good mood.
Other abilities (if any): Above-average skill with a sword, ability to conjure and use fire and water, general elemental skills.
Alignment (optional): True Neutral

Woock
Name: Xenostenes
Age: twentyish
Sex: male
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Cynic
Philosophical abilities (if any): is this where the magic goes? Various self-preservation. If it needs a fancy philosophical name, let's go with Homomensura.
Other abilities (if any): dialectics - casually challenges the philosophical views of others
hypocrisy - blatantly disregards his own as "needed"
being an inconvenience - never a real problem, but once he's stuck to you, you'll spend your nights wishing he'd just die already.
Alignment (optional): Am I allowed to be chaotic-lawful?

Dagoth
Name: Marcus
Age: 56
Sex: Male
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Stoic
Philosophical abilities (if any):
Stoic powers (prohairesis): loses powers, when losing his temper or showing emotion
Involvement with mankind's fate: healing power
Resistance to outer influences: highly resistant against direct elemental attacks.
Fatum (destiny): can predict his enemy's moves by a form of clairvoyance that allows him to perceive the demise of the men around him.
Other abilities (if any): Decent shape and skill with the sword as any True Roman should have.

blizzardboy
Name: Ming the Maroon
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Philosophical Title: Marxist
Philosophical Abilities:
Absorption: May drain some of an opponents magical energy and redistribute it to himself. May only use this power when he has less energy than his foe.
Hex Master: Can unleash a variety of hexes that cripple and debuff his foes.
Other abilities: Has a loyal companion, intricately bound to himself.

keksi
Name: Tom (Gerald Doufàn)
Age: Ambiguous
Sex: Ambiguous (Male)
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Dinnae ken.
Philosophical abilities (if any): Applied communitarism empowers him and his peers when working together. Anonymity allows Gerald to conceal himself in a mass of illusionary doppelgangers and is capable of making his allies look identical to him as well.
Other abilities (if any): Empowered when working together with a crowd of lookalikes. Greatly weakened when he is alone and/or unmasked.
Alignment (optional): Lawful Neutral (seems like a pretty popular one doesn't it?)


Name: Char
Age: 34
Sex: Male
Philosophical title: Machiavellist
Philosophical abilities:
"The end justifies the means" - The user can kill other Philosophers and steal their powers. He cannot evolve these powers however.
"Princeps aura"("First Man/Emperor's Aura") - The soldiers serving the user of this skill has no fear
"Masked deciver" - Ability to completely change ones apperance. Cannot however, change gender or species.
Other abilities:
Politically Experienced - +X to silver tounge skill!
Nobility - Has a private army of redshirts.
Rapier/Sword Skill - Good in the use of the sword and especially the rapier(not as good as a sword master however)
Medium armor - Wears medium armor, like chain with somewhat plating. You know, the common nobility armor.
Alignment: Wannabe-Lawful Neutral. In other words, wannabe the law.

Name: Octavia Gaius Cæsarion
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Philosophical Title: Militarist
Philosophical Abilities:
- Consription: Enhances the citizens sense of duty. Easy Recruitment.
- Absolute Obedience: Brainwashes the soldiers to obey, follow and execute every command.
Other Abilities:
- Heavy Armor: Large shields and plate armor.
- Expert Swordsmanship: Good with two-handed swords as Claymores and Zweihändeer.
Alignment: Lawful Evil
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posted November 20, 2009 06:42 PM
Edited by mvassilev at 20:14, 20 Nov 2009.

Name: Lothair
Age: 17
Sex: Male
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Epicurian
Philosophical abilities (if any): Eudaimonia - his powers are augmented when he's in a good mood.
Other abilities (if any): Above-average skill with a sword, ability to conjure and use fire and water, general elemental skills.
Alignment (optional): True Neutral
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posted November 20, 2009 06:50 PM
Edited by Lord_Woock at 18:57, 20 Nov 2009.

So I'm thinking about participating and I want a democritean character, but I have no idea what such a character's powers could be. I do, however, have a general feel for the spirit of his discussions with the resident epicurean.

Also, something thematically similar to what we're going for:

Dungeons and Discourse
Advanced Dungeons and Discourse

Character sheet in progress:
Name: Xenostenes
Age:
Sex: male
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Democritean
Philosophical abilities (if any):
Other abilities (if any):
Alignment (optional): how can a determinist-atomist be anything other than lawful neutral?
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posted November 20, 2009 07:12 PM

Wasn't Democritus the first person to come up with the idea of an atom? What if he can just make things go BOOM?


Character sheet
Name: Marcus
Age: 56
Sex: Male
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Stoic
Philosophical abilities (if any):
Stoic powers (prohairesis): loses powers, when losing his temper or showing emotion
Involvement with mankind's fate: healing power
Resistance to outer influences: highly resistant against direct elemental attacks.
Fatum (destiny): can predict his enemy's moves by a form of clairvoyance that allows him to perceive the demise of the men around him.
Other abilities (if any): Decent shape and skill with the sword as any True Roman should have.

Balanced? or shall I make a neo-platonic character?
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posted November 20, 2009 07:27 PM

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Wasn't Democritus the first person to come up with the idea of an atom? What if he can just make things go BOOM?
That would be Leukippos. Democritus credited all of his works to Leukippos, which caused confusion similar to the problem of separating Socrates's views from Plato's (Socrates left no written works, while in all of his dialogues, Plato speaks through Socrates).

Also, the whole "atomic boom" idea is based on splitting the atom, and Democritus's atoms were by definition indivisible.
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posted November 20, 2009 07:29 PM

Super vision!
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posted November 20, 2009 07:30 PM

Quote:
Quote:
Wasn't Democritus the first person to come up with the idea of an atom? What if he can just make things go BOOM?
That would be Leukippos. Democritus credited all of his works to Leukippos, which caused confusion similar to the problem of separating Socrates's views from Plato's (Socrates left no written works, while in all of his dialogues, Plato speaks through Socrates).

Also, the whole "atomic boom" idea is based on splitting the atom, and Democritus's atoms were by definition indivisible.
Simply by separating the true indivisible parts from eachother then? BOOM!
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posted November 20, 2009 07:37 PM

Democritus's brand of atomism (as opposed to the epicurean one) was the first strictly deterministic description of the world. Given this, I could go with some sort of ability to reduce randomness to certainty. Perhaps this could be expressed by giving my character an intrinsic awareness of whether or not any given course of action will end in success or failure. Hilarious in gambling.
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posted November 20, 2009 07:48 PM
Edited by blizzardboy at 22:11, 20 Nov 2009.

Name: Ming the Maroon
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Philosophical Title: Marxist
Philosophical Abilities:
Absorption: May drain some of an opponents magical energy and redistribute it to himself. May only use this power when he has less energy than his foe.
Hex Master: Can unleash a variety of hexes that cripple and debuff his foes.
Other abilities:
Has a loyal companion, intricately bound to himself.


Mao (eagle sized)
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posted November 20, 2009 07:49 PM

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Silvertongue: A smooth and quick tongue
This may apply to all philosophers
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posted November 20, 2009 08:04 PM

Yeah I guess that's kind of redundant.
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posted November 20, 2009 08:18 PM

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Fatum (destiny): can predict his enemy's moves by a form of clairvoyance that allows him to perceive the demise of the men around him.
This power should be rather limited in scope, or else it'd be overpowered.

Also, someone needs to play a noble (you can still be a Philosopher, but you'll also have a small Redshirt Army to command).
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posted November 20, 2009 08:31 PM

Should I limit it to one person or only allow him to watch several seconds into the future, (like Bismarck )

And, hell, I'd love to be a nobleman!
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posted November 20, 2009 08:41 PM
Edited by mvassilev at 20:44, 20 Nov 2009.

Yeah, having it work like Bismark's sounds pretty fair.

Edit: Is it just me, or does this look like One Piece meets Fullmetal Alchemist in medieval Europe?
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posted November 20, 2009 08:43 PM

Very well, then the "clairvoyance" only goes around five seconds forwards in time
Now, let's never get really technical about this.
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posted November 20, 2009 08:45 PM

Yeah, and keep in mind that even though you can predict people's actions, that doesn't mean you can always stop them.

So, what's your duchy called?
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posted November 20, 2009 08:49 PM
Edited by Geny at 20:49, 20 Nov 2009.

How about the Douche Duchy?
Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
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posted November 20, 2009 08:59 PM

Yes, but how about Tyre?
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posted November 20, 2009 09:01 PM

Yeah, Tyre sounds great.
From now on, let's play it by ear. I'll start the IC thread soon.
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posted November 20, 2009 09:49 PM
Edited by Keksimaton at 19:18, 22 Nov 2009.

Name: Tom (Gerald Doufàn)
Age: Ambiguous
Sex: Ambiguous (Male)
Philosophical title (e.g. Socratic, Zenoite, etc.), if any: Dinnae ken.
Philosophical abilities (if any): Applied collectivism empowers him and his peers when working together. Anonymity allows Gerald to conceal himself in a mass of illusionary doppelgangers and is capable of making his allies look identical to him as well.
Other abilities (if any): Empowered when working together with a crowd of lookalikes. Greatly weakened when he is alone and/or unmasked.
Alignment (optional): Lawful Neutral (seems like a pretty popular one doesn't it?)

His looks are somewhat aking to a plague doctor.



May I persume that each character has some basic elemental abilities by default?
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