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Good News! You can ask me or my characters anything!
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:33:39 PM »
Do I really need to put anything here?  Title's kinda self-explanatory.
Smokey Emberstone--1st year Beacon Student and the Immovable Gunslinger of Team BSSM"I've got more than enough firepower to beat you" "You've only got one bullet!" "Like I said, more than enough"

Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 10:48:44 PM »
Might as well start off the AMA with a classic - what the inspiration behind Aurelia and Smokey, and do you have any plans involving their character development?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 11:04:41 PM »
Smokey's inspiration was a friend's D&D character, a dwarf gunslinger who was given a gun that did tons of damage pretty early on (unrelated, but that character does more damage than the paladin and the rogue in the party combined, and they're both specced for damage.  He might just be a little OP).  I also really wanted to shoot a giant gun, because who doesn't like explosions?  I just needed an excuse to be able to use the over-sized weapons, so that's how his semblance came about.  As far as development, I know looks-wise, I'm planning on giving him tattoos for every Grimm he shoots with the Good News, but as far as ability development goes, I'll say I'm gonna leave that open-ended.

Aurelia, on the other hand, was an attempt to be unique.  It was also partly-inspired by D&D, namely the cavalier subclass of the fighter, but mostly I was drawn in by the idea of a knight in shining armor riding a fiery steed.  Combine that with the fact that I haven't seen any other mounted combatants on this site, I felt like she could provide interesting interactions both in combat and in social situations.  Fun fact, her original design was a cowardly boy riding an extremely out-going ostrich, but that ended up being too slapstick for my taste.  Development wise, I'm not really sure.  I haven't really gotten a chance to play her yet, but I hope she'll be better at making friends than Smokey is.   
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Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 03:49:30 AM »
Can you think of any music that would suit your characters? Fighting themes or general leitmotifs?
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 08:22:10 AM »
I would beg to differ, my Rachel rides a tiger into battle...though I suppose technically that doesn't exactly count as cavalry.

Anyway, character alignment for both Smokey and Aurelia?
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Re: Good News! You can ask me or my characters anything!
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 11:00:22 PM »
Sorry for the late reply, got caught up IRL.  Anyways, as far as character alignment goes, Smokey would be lawful neutral, while Aurelia would be lawful good.

Music took me a while to figure out, especially for Aurelia.  Smokey's theme would probably be Stand Proud.  The Good News (yes, the gun has it's own theme song) would probably use this

I don't really know about Aurelia, but I think Legends Never Die by Against the Current serves as a decent stand-in for now.
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Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2018, 10:03:10 PM »
To ask the question I've been pondering since Jima and Smokey destroyed a weight room together, what exactly is your icon and why choose it?
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2018, 10:21:52 PM »
My profile picture?  It's a tiki mask that hangs up in my room.  His name is Pinky.
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Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 08:57:23 AM »
That is too good to be made up.

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Re: Good News! You can ask me or my characters anything!
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 10:08:12 PM »
Here's a slightly better question: how do you think Aurelia's going to react to her new teammates, considering she's joining team PLSM?
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2018, 11:05:20 PM »
Assuming we're going with the members on the current roster, it has the potential to be interesting. First and foremost, Aurelia would almost certainly pour over Jima's Grimm research, trying to incorporate any relevant data into team training (even if she isn't made leader).  However, Jima should probably put forth considerable effort into keeping her...involvement in the weight room incident a secret from Aurelia.  Or be very good at hiding.  Otherwise, be prepared to get quite an earful.

As far as Mogan goes, I'm not really sure.  I guess it kinda depends on how Mogan reacts to Aurelia, but I don't know enough about his character.  Same for Suntalia, really.  I've only seen her played in one thread, and that thread ended rather abruptly.
Smokey Emberstone--1st year Beacon Student and the Immovable Gunslinger of Team BSSM"I've got more than enough firepower to beat you" "You've only got one bullet!" "Like I said, more than enough"

Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"