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Offline deicide

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Favourite player character concept of your authorship
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:23:37 AM »
Whom did you enjoy playing the most?

I must admit, mine was the most over the top and unoriginal one: the Tzimisce (Path of the Beast / Harmony variant follower) who cannot tolerate the suffering, nor his own, nor others, for the reason of the misery being the most boring and predictable force in the universe. Toughest survive, not the best. Survival for the sake of survival makes no sense.
Although would not hesitate to cause it if necessary, for the sake of personal gain or experimentation, he would do an extra mile or two in order to avoid it if possible.
That certain character started off as a human so degenerated that absolutely nothing was below him, though he did not actually commit anything that could be considered immoral (and acted quite decently) because of the lack of ambition, not to say it would have made the already screwed up world around him even worse in his opinion.
Destructive urges had become apparent immediately after the embrace, which grabbed his interest. In fact, he was actually interested in something for the first time in his life, so he began to play with and experiment with this new state. Due to his degeneracy the idea of these urges being an essential part of his own was undeniable as he was harboring these the entire human life and well aware of them. For him, it seemed like his own thoughts had turned into the immense source of destructive power. Trying to supress them felt as foolish as tilting at the raging sea, but if left without attention that power would have destroyed him from within for sure, ending his barely found life. Blowing off steam, directing thoughts and riding resulting waves of destruction seemed sensible. As the result, what is known as the Path of the Beast was reinvented once more. Initially, his sire planned to introduce him into the Path of Metamorphosis, but was impressed and let him deal with the Beast on his own, as the Fiends do value independent research.

The reinvented path somewhat differs from the original Path of Harmony (or the Beast). It's not spiritual (as the character has zero interest in spiritual values), not concerned with balance between natural and artificial (as he considers everything natural), instead focusing on the inner balance between "bestial" and "rational" aspect of mind (which he thinks is purely conventional, as both are manifestations of one and the same).

The embrace was, in a classical fiendish fashion, a somewhat whimsical experiment. The sire, who is a few hundred years old, still not get the modern insane tempos of life despite trying to keep up with times so could not comprehend what it could do to the regular mortal (granted, the case still was out of ordinary). He haven't encountered such an empty shells nearly devoid of anything humane but still looking normal on surface, with the mind perfectly intact, before, and was amazed at this not being a result of supernatural tortures or any other misfortunes. What kind of cainite the man would made (and if he will be of any use) if the Beast on his heels will break him out of the lethargy, he wondered.

Unlike many, that one considers his condition a gift, despite having little chance to outlive a human lifespan and avoid ending up ashed, or, the most probably, diablerized for his low gen blood. The transformation had freed him from the limitations of a mortal body and given an edge over mortals, which enabled him to try himself in the areas he did not have enough patience and power to gain resources for in the past life and actually get himself interested in something for the first time.

Exact details and names are omitted on purpose, for the reason of above being an outline, a concept, not the actual backstory, which is much longer.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 04:47:54 PM by deicide »



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Re: Favourite player character concept of your authorship
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 08:00:01 PM »
I had pretty fun playing a Tremere who once ended up in a melee fight with a Tzimisce elder and survived until the rest of the coterie could jump the Elder. Good times. 

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Re: Favourite player character concept of your authorship
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 03:42:06 AM »
What sort of character he was? Any concept behind or anything distinctive about him?
It's interesting that you're mentioned Tremere, as the first campaign with the character I've mentioned included the Tremere who had been forced to get rogue due to an accidental sight of what he wasn't supposed to see, which ensured an extra attention from the Pyramid to the party and some poisonous interaction.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2018, 04:31:43 AM by deicide »

 

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