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  • DeathMonkee
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    Beast: Character Idea Thread

    So, lets start an Idea Thread for characters that way we can spread those creative juices.

    1. DMV Hag
    So I'm reading through the Hungers and I get to the Hunger for Punishment and my brain suddenly clicks, "That explains the DMV! No wonder people who have DUI's and Suspensions tend to file the wrong paperwork, they are given it 'on accident' by Hag-Beasts who feed their Hunger for Punishment by sending them chasing their tails through paperwork for months!"

    Dear god, those hags could spend Satity like it was going out of style, that would be the best feeding ground ever. And any hero's who attack get overwhelmed by the coven of Hag-Beasts with the massive home advantage.

    2. Dentist Tooth Collector
    At a young age you had many nightmares about all of your teeth falling out as you ran through a maze-like castle made of teeth. Then one day you heard a voice calling you from the center of the castle that led you to a massive hall, with a throne made from a giant bleeding tooth. From that day forth, you collected the teeth of those you met and fed your Soul from this. Your obsession with teeth eventually led you to attend medical school and become a surgical dentist. Your Soul's form is made up of a swarm of small tooth fairy-like creatures https://arafinas.files.wordpress.com...ullsize_03.jpg
    You also have Mafia Contacts who do you favors and in return you patch up their boys when they end up hurt, and if you tell them that a tooth needs to come out, well your the doc right?

  • Wormwood
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    Takahashi Hiroto - the Flying Swordsman
    Ugallu Nemesis
    Hiroto grew up on old Samurai movies and had always dreamed of being a Samurai. He practised on his own (his parents called it playing; he was just 7 at the time, after all) and joined the Kendo and Iaido Clubs the second he could. As he got older, his classmates considered his fixation on his sword-hobbies a bit eccentric, but since he was likeable and wasn't too much on the nose ("He's a chill guy. Just don't ask him about swords, or he won't shut up, though") he got along fine with others. Mr and Mrs Takahashi grew a bit worried over their son's fixation, as he was relentless in his training and would've practically spent every minute he didn't have to do something else training. His grades were okay, though, and his friends made him come along to social events all the time, so other than his hobby, his life was pretty normal. By the time he went to college, he taught the Iaido classes and even won national competitions. Then, suddenly, he stopped returning calls, holed himself up in his bunk bed, and seemed to fall into a deep depression. His Devouring had thrown him off the rails pretty hard, but eventually, he came to terms with it, even found joy in it. The power was great, and flying was simply indescribable.
    The Hunger was bad, but he managed to tell himself he was doing what is right by punishing murderers. He drew inspiration from his early childhood movies in what appropriate punishments would be, and the Black Crane found them to be acceptable, apparently.
    His love for the sword survived even the Onmoraki, and now, he patrolled the streets as a masked vigilante calling himself Tengu. He was closer to a ninja or Wuxia swordsman, sure, but he'd take what he could get. In a way, this was a dream come true. Sure, his grades were dropping, he had less of a social life, and the local mob (let's go with Bratva to break the thematic up a bit)
    If only that pesky detective wasn't hellbent on finding him...

    Life: Honorable
    Legend: Judgemental
    Atavisms:Wings of the Raptor, Lightning Strike, Shadowed Soul, Siren's Treacherous Song, Dragonfire, Eye of Heaven
    Nightmares: You Cannot Kill It, You Will Never Rest
    Lair Traits: Disruption (late Medieval technology), Crosswinds
    Notable Merits: Armed Defense 4, Two Weapon Fighting 4

    I started with an idea of Zatoichi, Bleach's Kurosaki Ichigo and League of Legend's Master Yi for the fighting style, mixed that with what I found about Onmoraki for the Horror and threw in some Ascended Fanboy + Blessed with Suck + With Great Power.... tropes to blurr out the initial Ichigo overdose for the character. The Atavisms are in order of acquisition, Wings of the Raptor and Lightning strike are essential, Siren's and Dragonfire are due to mythological connections with Onmoraki and one of those could be dropped. Eye of Heaven is meant to emulate the 'piercing insight' that is occasionally associated with (especially anime) swordmen who can tell someone's abilities with just a glance.

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  • Konradleijon
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    Thanks which ones your Favorite?

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  • ArcaneArts
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    Neat stuff!

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  • Konradleijon
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    What do you mean?

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  • lnodiv
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    Actually, nevermind.
    Last edited by lnodiv; 03-16-2019, 10:15 AM.

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  • Konradleijon
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    Inspirational Tumblr Zodiac post I mean there Literally Called Apex,
    https://konradleijon.tumblr.com/post...the-apex-signs

    Aries: Something old. Something without teeth or eyes, dragging its great tendrils along the ocean floor, trawling for the corpses of leviathans.


    Taurus: Something fast. Something hidden by the dust storms. Something with wings and paws and talons and a beak. A golden blur from a rising savannah sun.



    Gemini: Something drawn to the sites of naval battles. Hardened, twisted shells adorned with the eyes of dead sailors. Casualties of war pressed into grim pearls.



    Cancer: Something that looks like a hen. Something that disguises itself among the others in the coop. Rotten eggs. A second, gaping maw.


    Leo: Something with a sting worse than death. A mane of quills. Pellets of bone and hair. The king of the arid mountains.



    Virgo: Something that sits just below the water. Long flexible antennae flashing to mimic the dancing of fireflies. Whiplike, threshing tentacles covered in stinging barbs.



    Libra: Something pure white. Great wings and soft fur host to intoxicating spores. A great proboscis for feeding on sleeping giants. Thousands of lidless, orange eyes.



    Scorpio: Something slow and heavy. Powerful arms terminate in claws meant for digging. Something that hates the corpse-eaters. Something that plants seeds atop the unburied.



    Ophiuchus: Something like a tree stump, dragging itself along the ground on strong, gnarled roots. Following large prey until it dies of exhaustion, and replanting itself.


    Sagittarius: Something fragile and light. Something that drifts with the wind on gaseous bladders, protected by its own noxious cloud.



    Capricorn: Something pale and hungry. Something that feeds off trash and the insects attracted to it. Something far worse than garbage and flies.


    Aquarius: Something with scales and a mane of colorful feathers. Something that hunts in packs, sharing moisture from kills.



    Pisces: Something colossal. Wings like a thunderstorm and talons like massive fishhooks. Migrating from pole to pole, catching whales for their young.
    Last edited by Konradleijon; 03-16-2019, 10:52 AM.

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  • Wormwood
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    So, something a bit different.


    People assume that a Begotten's Devouring is akin to their first brush with the supernatural elements of the world. But that is not the truth – not every Beast comes into their own in a supernatural vacuum, many have had brushes with the things that go bump in the night as humans, and quite a few get more than a passing glance. These experiences inform their outlook as Beasts, often influencing their choice of kinship, their allies and contacts... and occasionally, their prey.
    Meet the Nightstalkers Brood: a group of former ghouls who take their revenge against all things Kindred by Feeding on them.

    Christian Zimmermann has come all the way from Berlin to New York City in pursuit of his former tormentor's sire. When he was just a young man, Christian was enslaved by a particularly cruel Mekhet called Friedrich during the rebuilding that was the 50's who took an interest in him when he proved a capable paramedic. After decades of abuse, including a forceful state of Vitae deprivation to age him up for new jobs, Christian was just a bipolar conglomerate of complexes – until his Devouring. He was stripped to his core in a dark cave, running from a chiropterean Horror in the skies, until he couldn't run anymore; a new Christian awoke that morning. Guided by the Dark Mother's hand, the clarity of his new situation helped him realize what needed to be done, and he tore apart the organization he'd been forced to support: he freed herds, he took out important middlemen, he passed on dangerous information to enemies, he blackmailed and sabotaged. Friedrich and his ilk watched on in terror as the cozy little system they'd built for themselves was crumbling, leaving them open to enemies they'd long considered defanged, and finally, Christian cut of the head, and the Big Bad Bat feasted on their frantic panic. The 30-ish looking old-timer thought it'd be wisest to leave Berlin, after all he'd just unbalanced the careful equilibrium of the dansé. Armed with a lifetime's worth of experiences in dealing with Kindred, insight into their nature and behaviour, strengths and weaknesses, new supernatural powers outside their experience and an intense hatred for them, he decided to make them his primary food source. The Big Bad Bat was happy enough, since such powerful groups provided a more than decent meal, and Christian was able to feed on them as they did on mortals to extend his life and keep his acquired abilities. He struck terror into Germany's Kindred, teaching them that all their fancy abilities and societies and powers left them no more save than a mortal when the Bat came calling.
    Finally, Christian found informations on a Kindred in New York that had supposedly sired Friedrich in the 1910's. There, he met Ivan, and they started the Brood that would grow into the Nighstalkers.
    Ugallu Ravager
    Atavisms: Eye of Heaven, Needs Must, Mimir's Wisdom, Weakness Exposed, Storm-Lashed, Relentless Hunter, Shadowed Soul, Wings of the Raptor, Alien Mindset, Siren's Treacherous Song.
    Nightmares: You Don't Have A Face, You Cannot Run, You Cannot Wake Up, You Can Never Rest, This Is Due Tomorrow, Behold My True Form!
    Lair: 8 (A dark cave that echoes terribly loud, the floor covered with crunchy smelly bones)
    Lair Traits: Poor Light, Unstable, Stench, Isolated, Crosswinds, Thunderous
    Disciplines: Obfuscate 3, Celerity 2
    Notable Merits: Sanguivore, Taste of Shadow, Weakened Bond, Advanced Danger Sense, Indomitable, Advanced Killer Instinct 3, Trained Observer 3, Bowmanship 3, Combat Archery 3, Marksmanship 4
    Originally, I considered going full-on Sunlight Phoenix to keep the anti-Kindred theme going and create a 'stronger' vampire hunter with Lair Traits like blazing light, but decided that a vampiric vampire hunter seemed like a more interesting idea for an actual character concept and way more topical. He's more the social actor, but when it comes to fighting, he is more of a long-range supporter and makes a rather fine marksman. He also loves using the bow and arrow, and for the extra shock against kindred, uses burning arrows. Nothing to destroy teamwork like Frenzy.


    The man who now calls himself Ivan Gazmanov was the Ghoul equivalent of a fighting dog. A prize-winning fighting dog. Ivan knew nothing other than grueling fights, brutal training, and the rare moments of bliss when he was 'gifted' with Vitae. He hated what he'd become, a helpless addict, less than an animal, a tool to be used for entertainment, and thus avoided thinking about it whenever possible. Ivan had long since stopped counting days, nights, fights – he hadn't the slightest of how long this had been going on, and he didn't particularly care to know. When he wasn't training or fighting, he sought escape in drunken delirium. Some time in the late 90's, the Troll found him. And the Troll wouldn't let him have even that escape, haunting his dreams for weeks to the point he refused to sleep, taking the beatings in the fight due to poor performance, and even the punishments of his master Dorian, rather than facing the Troll again.
    Eventually, sleep won, and Ivan was Devoured. When he woke, he felt better than ever: not only had he power he couldn't have ever imagined, he had a purpose, now: to Hunt and Feed. To teach others Fear. To let them know there was always a bigger fish. He was a far more fearsome fighter than ever before, and the next fight a greater spectactle than ever when he longed to devour a piece of his opponent. His invigoration let to new thoughts, though, and he developed an interest in a new kind of enemy: the ones that shackled him, kept him from the pleasures of life, dared to raise themselves above him. He grew unruly and aggressive, attacked his 'handlers' given half a chance, but the blood bond proved stronger than his will, and he found himself unable to harm his master. Dorian realized he had a great tool, but a volatile one, and considered getting rid of Ivan once and for all. Luckily, his plans were put on hold when he had to deal with someone dismantling his little fighting rings bit by bit, and even his connections couldn't help against the cop raids, incarcerations of fighters and even the ghouls of associates' deaths during a firefight with a rivaling coterie. Dorian wasn't an idiot, he knew he was being targeted, so he laid a trap, intending to kill two birds with one stone. Things went differently, because when Christian knowingly went for the trap, Ivan didn't attack him like a rabid animal as Dorian expected. Rather, the two immediately shared a sense of comraderie, of belonging, and with just one understanding nod, Christian managed to push Ivan that little bit further: he tore into Dorian's men like a tornado of claws, and the Ugallu brought Dorian a burning end. Christian didn't even have to attempt to convince Ivan of his mission – the Anakim was on-board whole-heartedly. That way, their hunt for Kindred down the East Coast began.
    To Ivan, Christian was salvation, because he gave him something he lacked to free himself: a real Family.
    Anakim Predator
    Atavisms: Cyclopean Strenght, Relentless Hunter, Looming Presence, Unbreakable, Titanic Blow, Crushing Coils, Terror's Friend, Limb from Limb.
    Nightmares: You cannot Kill It, Your Rage Consumes You, They don't love you, They walk among us
    Lair: 5 (Frozen breaking Wasteland)
    Lair Traits: Extreme Cold, Maze, Decayed, Unstable

    Discplines: Protean 4 (Quadripedal, Claws, Wall Crawling/Crow, Rat, Dog, Shark/Horrid Talons), Resilience 3, Vigor 3
    Notable Merits: Giant, Demolisher 3, Relentless Assault 5, Brute Force 2, Epic Iron Skin, Fast Reflexes, Fleet of Foot 3, Fist of Nightmares, Epic Potential (Stamina), Advanced Direction Sense

    Whereas Ivan and Christian are the powerhouses of the group, they have two rather new members, who lack their experience if not their dedication:
    Maria Minelli, Makara Tempter (coming soon)
    Jack O'Donell, Eshmaki Whisper (coming soon)

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  • Nyrufa
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    Dawson - Talassi Predator:

    "A life for a life, this is how the balance is maintained."

    If you hear the word 'druid' and immediately think 'nature loving hippy' then you clearly don't know a thing about Celtic mythology. Dawson wasn't very knowledgeable about it either, not until the day of his devouring. When he came face to face with the Horned God who hunted him through the forests every night, like he was some kind of wild stag. When he turned to face his huntsman and felt the barbed arrows pierce his flesh, tearing him to pieces with each shot. He thought that was the end of it, his body too heavily wounded that he would not survive his injuries. But when the hunter tore out his heart and consumed it in two bites, his perceptions snapped over to his would be killer. Dawson had now become the hunter, and in that moment, he finally understood what it meant to consume another creature. To steal another's essence and make it your own, to extinguish another's life force to sustain yours for one more day!

    Dawson became obsessed with the Obcasus Rites after that, throwing himself head first into their study. The rituals he learned were merciless, barbaric practices involving the use of living sacrifices. But it was never about wanton murder for Dawson, it was about the cycle of life and death. Maintaining the delicate balance of creation and destruction. Many people do not comprehend the fundamental truth that he seeks to impart upon them. Those people often find themselves lost in the forest, having been targeted for Dawson's next hunt!

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  • Cielle
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    Originally posted by ajf115 View Post
    From that description, I'm imagining something like this:




    Also, does she and her Brood use her Lair as a getaway spot sometimes?
    I imagine so, yeah! A Lair that can be enjoyed on its own terms meshes nicely with Cynn's overall outlook.

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  • Vent0
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    Now I want to see a Beast (or Brood) that uses their Lair as a "Haunted" House or carnival of fear. Not, that's-what-their-Lairs-are, but rather monetizing their Lairs.

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  • ajf115
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    Originally posted by Cielle View Post
    "Cynn", Makara Enabler

    It's hard not to like Cynn. No, really, it's one of her Atavisms, and it serves her well. Cynn is a gentle Beast, and her hunts aren't painful or bloody - unless you're into that.

    Cynn's particular targets are the repressed or moralistic, and she thrills in tempting them into fulfilling their suppressed sexual desires (which may or may not involve her). She never violates consent, never does anything to her target they don't ask for: she has moral standards, after all. Still, she's not subtle about spelling out her Lesson that desire is nothing to be ashamed of, and as far as she's concerned any guilt you feel afterward is just part of that learning process.

    Her manner of feeding seems to attract more than her share of Heroes and their followers, a fact her less-benign broodmates find darkly ironic. There's no shortage of people out there who react with outrage to "sexual immorality" (the scare quotes are audible when she says this). But as she mockingly said to the last Hero who hunted her, just before the kill: 'love' conquers all.

    Horror: Mermaid.
    Lair: A sunny tropical lagoon.
    From that description, I'm imagining something like this:




    Also, does she and her Brood use her Lair as a getaway spot sometimes?

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  • Cielle
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    "Cynn", Makara Enabler

    It's hard not to like Cynn. No, really, it's one of her Atavisms, and it serves her well. Cynn is a gentle Beast, and her hunts aren't painful or bloody - unless you're into that.

    Cynn's particular targets are the repressed or moralistic, and she thrills in tempting them into fulfilling their suppressed sexual desires (which may or may not involve her). She never violates consent, never does anything to her target they don't ask for: she has moral standards, after all. Still, she's not subtle about spelling out her Lesson that desire is nothing to be ashamed of, and as far as she's concerned any guilt you feel afterward is just part of that learning process.

    Her manner of feeding seems to attract more than her share of Heroes and their followers, a fact her less-benign broodmates find darkly ironic. There's no shortage of people out there who react with outrage to "sexual immorality" (the scare quotes are audible when she says this). But as she mockingly said to the last Hero who hunted her, just before the kill: 'love' conquers all.

    Horror: Mermaid.
    Lair: A sunny tropical lagoon.

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  • Cielle
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    Keiko, Talassii Predator

    "Don't say it. I swear, I'll end you if you say it."

    Keiko was fascinated with the supernatural long before her Devouring. As a child, she spent many happy hours with her grandmother, absorbing the myths and childrens' tales the family matriarch had brought over from the old country after the bombs fell. Every night after hearing these stories, her dreams swept her away to an imagined version of that land, where she would roam alongside the yokai of legend. She loved those dreams, those hours spent in her personal storybook world.

    And yet somehow, despite all that noble and ancient mythology, the beast within her turned out to be a fucking tentacle monster.

    Given her Family's curse and her background, it really wasn't what she had hoped for. And she absolutely does not want to hear another joke about it.

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  • Nyrufa
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    My Player's Guide just now arrived!

    Probably gonna have more character ideas, once I've had time to read through it.

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