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RahsaelWed 12-Aug-20 11:35 PM
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#2979, "Character Challenge - The Theme"
Edited on Wed 12-Aug-20 11:37 PM


A very summarized summary of the idea behind the challenge:

The story was fundamentally about sins across generations.

Thera's "original sin" was the creation of the Battleragers as a weapon of war and their betrayal - a series of terrible events that have shaped most events since. (See HELP STORY)

The idea was to introduce a buried "weapon that could destroy civilizations" as something characters in the challenge could strive to find. In terms of the story and theme, this would give them an opportunity to repeat the sins of the first people.

When the weapon was unearthed, it turned out to be an Order Mage laboratory that played a role in creating the Battleragers. The final sequence showed the terrible personal toll of their creation. Nossos, for instance, lost his whole family and was tortured himself -- Test Subject No.5505, NOSSOS.

History has a way of sanitizing things. So this sought to bring at least one aspect of the creation of the Battleragers to life, to show how brutal and awful and horrific the actions of the order mages were to justify such a lasting hatred of magic.

Each character's storyline included an element to reinforce the overarching theme of sins across generations. Their fathers and mothers killed one another or hurt one another or passed down questionable legacies, leaving their children to make sense of it all and decide whether they would repeat the sin or rebel against it.

There are tons of details and plot points, and each character handled the challenge differently, but that's kind of the seed of this whole thing.

I invite individual characters to post here, summing up their journey. Or you could check out the roles of those whose PBFs were published:









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TopicCharacter Challenge - The Setup [View all] , Rahsael, Tue 11-Aug-20 04:15 PM
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Reply Character Challenge - The Theme, Rahsael, 12-Aug-20 11:37 PM #4
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