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  • ZealousChristian24
    started a topic 1001 Beast Story Hooks

    1001 Beast Story Hooks

    So, I figured all the other game lines have one of these, so why not finish the set? Anyway, just post whatever comes to mind!

    1)The Brood has been dealing with an old, cunning Hero, one who's killed dozens of Beasts with disturbing ease. So it might come as a surprise when they arrive near the Brood's local haunts and peacefully approaches them. The Hero looks even crazier than normal, but their eyes are not filled with hate so much as... is that regret?*

    If the Brood talks to the Hero, they'll try to beg forgiveness, claiming that "the angels" took them up to heaven to show them the wickedness of their ways, and so that the Hero might sign again the Book of Life and repent. In case any of the players decide to try on a hunch, they'll find the Hero is now Kin (a Mage, if they know that particular "flavor"). Now the Brood has a dilemma on their hands. Will vengeance and justice take charge, or will the Ex-Hero's apparently genuine remorse and the bonds of family demand mercy?*

    1A) As 1), but the Hero was also part of a band, who is now conveying to slaughter their traitorous "friend". Will the Brood leave the Ex-Hero to their fate, or will they put themselves at risk for someone who would have murdered them just a day ago?

    2) Word has spread through the Hive of a strange young woman. A smiling, cheerful psychologist, a veritable saint, her presence actually numbs and sates the Hunger of the Begotten, a euphoric experience that leaves the affected Beasts docile and eager for more (her practice is practically booming with new patients). Of course, side effects include the fact that Children who experience this effect are effectively Gorged for a few hours afterwords, but it's not like a Hero is going to notice this and decide to use little Ms. St Martha Jr as bait to capture their prey, right?

    3) One day, the Brood or one of its members ends up dropping by to check up on some Kin to find that they're acting oddly. The Vampire is walking around in sunlight, the purely carnivorous werewolf is eating tofu, and the Lucifuge member is cowering in fear from an attack by a supernatural being. If confronted on this, not only do they fail to realize their behavior is odd, they actually don't remember the Begotten... or more bizarrely, their former nature. "Former", because any attempt to check their status reveals them as pure humans. Worse, this isn't an isolated incident; some force is running around town "curing" supernaturals of their nature and memories. Can they figure out what's going on and stop it? And what if some of their Kin want to be affected?

    4) You know how a hungry Horror will go out hunting to satisfy itself? Yeah, things have started to go wonky in regards to that. There's still feeding going on, and strange dreams as a result, but they don't provide fear anymore. Instead, the chief emotion victims seem to exhibit is rapture, normal people morphing into swooning zealots. Already, small cults are beginning to spread like wildfire as the afflicted unite in the hopes of calling the attention of their "gods", and the PCs won't have long to stay neutral on the subject. Will they attempt to nip this in the bud before things descend into anarchy, or will they seize their new callings as divinities? And of course, just because it's now creating cultists doesn't mean that the Horror's deprivations aren't still calling Heroes...

  • Wormwood
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    107)
    Something essential in the Hive changed. Every Beast can feel it, some sort of pulsing, hot sensation, reverberating through every Chamber. The Horrors seem drawn to it, but just can't seem to find it. Feeding seems more satiating, but at the same time substantially harder, and on top of that they grow hungry much more quickly, forcing the Begotten to up their game. At the same time, more and more Heroes appear, but who can say whether they are drawn by the pulsation, or the wildfire of careless, desperate deep Feeding?
    Meanwhile, someone has appeared claiming to be the Dark Mother's very own Herald. While definititely Kin and powerful, they cannot be placed among the Family the PCs know. Their cult is growing, quickly, with many
    If they manage to find the time in between their meals (or if they arrange a meeting with the Dark Mother's Herald after gaining enough of his trust), they can find a chamber that is not connected to any physical space, much like a Heart. A dark, visceral place, at it's center a huge mass of erratically moving flesh, the source of a high-pitched humming that is painful to bear, but instilling a sense of half-glimpsed revelations and deep truths. They just cannot shake the feeling that this is something important, that they bear witness to a monumental event - albeit catastrophic in nature. As exhausting as visiting the place is, they are drawn to it, expectant of... something. And each time the players visit, it seems to haven grow, ripened, soon ready to burst open...


    Will the players just wait out their time, try to put an end to this due to their feelings of foreboding doom, or try to hasten these events, in gleeful anticipation of the promised rewards?
    Could they even stop it if they really wanted to?
    What will be the consequences or repercussions when the cocoon bursts?
    And the most important question of all: will the Dark Mother smile upon their actions?

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  • Demigod Beast
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    106)A Talassi Beast has moved into the area, and’s joined a cult of mortal alchemists. His Horror an oroboros, he preaches to his new comrades of a path to alchemical immortality. Of course, what he doesn’t tell them is ‘immortality’ will turn them into the Thralls Lair Trait, as the Beast is ready to expand his Lair and thereby gain a new Lair Trait.
    The PCs get involved because one of them has Kinship with one of these alchemists!

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  • TerrorCooper
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    This was inspired by an image on post #321 on the 22 page of the Inspirational Images For Beast thread.

    105) They did it. The PC/Player Brood has walked the paths of Family, Hunger, Nightmare and Legend, and have successfully either subverted their respective heroes, spawned their own legends, dominated the region's Hive, or some combination thereof, and has finally achieved the Inheritance most commonly known as the Incarnation. They've also, most likely, created a number of Horrorspawn, and had at least a couple take on physical form. Well, here's the thing; not long after ascending, (one of) the PC(s) heads back into their lair and finds, much to their surprise, that there's still a single Horrorspawn left. But what's even more dumbfounding, is that the little one, upon seeing the Beast, waddles over and croaks out an unmistakable word, if somewhat garbled due to their non-human anatomy; "Mama"

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  • TerrorCooper
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    104) Ancient stories of a truly Mighty Incarnate Beast*, their powerful Hero Arch-Nemesis* the enmity between them and the final duel that resulted in the both of them seemingly dying, have circulated throughout the region for close on a millennium. Now, however, signs have started to crop up, hinting that the Incarnate isn't quite dead (and maybe never has been). Eventually, Members of the Incarnate's Begotten following approach the Brood, asking for aid in ensuring their 'Master's' return. Do the players give their aid to the effort, decline the request or even attempt to sabotage the whole thing?

    *Both of whom are essentially 'Maxed Out' in terms of their character sheets; having every possible 'boon' (including powers and merits both 'Canon', Fan-Made and Homebrew) and maximized their Attributes and Skills.

    Admittedly not my best, but its twenty past midnight here, so I think that'll justify the lack of quality enough.
    Last edited by TerrorCooper; 03-06-2021, 08:22 PM.

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  • Krat05
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    103) A Begotten appears, claiming to possess an Obcasus Rite that allows Begotten to turn Anathema back on the Heroes that impose them. What they don't say is how the energies of the rite result in eventualities far worse than dealing with a simple Anathema.

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  • Krat05
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    102) Any Heroes in the area have started getting attacked by people from a group called the Reckoning.
    That in itself would be fine, the average Hero is something of a shithead in your opinion, but these people don't draw any lines between "good" Heroes & "bad" Heroes.
    Your sister is a good Hero, you have a very positive relationship with her that only grew stronger upon the two of you leaving humanity behind. Your sister just became the Reckoning's newest target.
    ● Uses the Reckoning.

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  • Krat05
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    Originally posted by CTPhipps View Post

    Try to collect your entries into one big post.

    1:]
    2:]
    3:]

    And so on.

    It's not a huge deal but a preference.
    Thank you for the clarification. I will try to keep to it in the future.

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  • CTPhipps
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    Originally posted by Krat05 View Post

    Do you mean keep each plot hook in its own post, or put all the plot hooks I'm currently posting in one post simultaneously?
    Try to collect your entries into one big post.

    1:]
    2:]
    3:]

    And so on.

    It's not a huge deal but a preference.

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  • Krat05
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    Originally posted by CTPhipps View Post
    Hey Kratos, please keep em in one post if you can. Friendly reminder.
    Do you mean keep each plot hook in its own post, or put all the plot hooks I'm currently posting in one post simultaneously?

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  • CTPhipps
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    Hey Kratos, please keep em in one post if you can. Friendly reminder.

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  • TerrorCooper
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    Originally posted by Krat05 View Post
    I am of two minds of this idea.
    On the one hand, I have trouble seeing a Noble, especially a freshly Blossomed one, as the Apex.
    On the other hand, I can totally see a Noble keeping hold of the position once they learn about it, just so they can use the authority it gives them to try & make some Begotten generally be decent people.
    In response to your two minds;

    1) Part of the lure would be finding/figuring out just how, exactly, the Noble actually became the Apex instead of someone else. Like, say, another Beast, a Mage, a Changeling, a Sin-Eater, one of the Arisen, or otherwise.

    2) They’d also be highly dubious about whether or not to keep their position upon learning about how it is earned, since a good portion of the local populace would need to be scared of them enough for the Noble to appear in their nightmares. Ergo, the Prince(ss) would have to be feared to try doing some good... which might actually help them understand the Begotten’s side of things, at least a bit.
    Last edited by TerrorCooper; 05-10-2020, 08:18 PM.

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  • Krat05
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    Originally posted by TerrorCooper View Post

    For added hilarity, the Apex could be a particularly Cute, Adorable, Adorably Cute, Cutely Adorable, nigh-impossibly Sweet Cinnamon Roll of a freshly Blossomed Noble ((S)He having Blossomed around the same time the previous Apex lost the Position and accidentally took it for him/herself) with the Small-Framed and Onceborn Merits. The sheer WTF?!ing of the players would be DELICIOUS!! Especially if they wound up taking the Apex Noble into their Brood without realising his/her position in the hive. And even MORE so is the Noble was a PC and neither the character or the player knew of their postion in the first place!
    I am of two minds of this idea.
    On the one hand, I have trouble seeing a Noble, especially a freshly Blossomed one, as the Apex.
    On the other hand, I can totally see a Noble keeping hold of the position once they learn about it, just so they can use the authority it gives them to try & make some Begotten generally be decent people.

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  • Krat05
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    101) Your here it echoing through the Primordial Dream, back & forth, back & forth. The Dark Mother is getting back together with her husband, the Primogenitor. And she wants his children & hers to get along.
    ● This doesn't have to be accurate, maybe it's some sort free-floating Nightmare risen from the dreams of a Begotten. Maybe there's another explanation. Get creative with possibilities.

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  • Krat05
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    100) The Dark Mother has requested that you eliminate one of your "siblings".

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