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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...

  • Vent0
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    70) You feel something happen to one of your Chambers, but when you investigate, nothing seems out of place.
    A few nights later, when your Horror goes hunting through your Lair, it encounters one of your Kin... except they aren't Kin, but human. You check on them afterwards, and yep - they still aren't human.
    When you open a Primordial Pathway from the Chamber, you emerge into a different Earth, one where your Kin never became such, among other differences. This only happens when you exit via that Chamber.

    71) (follow up, though not strictly necessary, of 70)
    One night when entering your Lair, you meet a mysterious man in an anachronistic suit. He wants to contract with you into using your Chambers as a medium for travel to and connecting to alternative realities. And, should you find the venture favorable, act as spokesman to others of your kind so as to expand the offerings available.
    He seems like Kin, though none you've ever encountered before. He's vague when talking about how he can manage this, though he states that is more due to lacking the words to communicate it properly than secretive intent.
    Last edited by Vent0; 09-08-2018, 02:51 PM.

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  • Wormwood
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    One plot I am running currently:
    69)
    Two of the Begotten have become a couple and are now expecting a child! To celebrate, the local Initiate offers to hold a ceremony of blessing for the child, in which the soon-to-be parents receive a vision of their future child.
    However, instead of a normal human being, or a Begotten, they see their child becoming an Insatiable!
    To avert this fate, they need to travel deep into the Dark Mother's Lands, and from there pass through layers and layers of the Primordial, to hasten the gestating Horror Larvae's development and make sure it turns out to be a normal Horror, or something resembling it, when the time comes.
    Will that work? And what effects will passing through the Dark Mother's Lands have on an unborn being?

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  • Wormwood
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    68)
    One of your chambers' physical locations was somehow swallowed by the underworld.
    You have a chamber there now, which Grants you access to many a nifty thing. It has become a great base for your power. The Broods Makara especially Loves the Waters there and claims to have met 'the big brother'.
    However, soon you are under constant Assault of strange dead and even never living things for having broken some "Old Law".
    Worse, the Waters are changing your Aquatic sibling, Forcing a pseudo-merging into a Rampant Beast as his Personality wanes.

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  • Vent0
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    Originally posted by Wormwood View Post
    Becoming a Beast does not mean one loses their patriotitism.
    66) A Brood of foreign soldiers Starts a sort- of invasion when hard tolls are levied upon their country, sekeing to lay waste to the players' City due to its financial, military or economic importance in retribution. And feed their Hungers for Ruin and Punishment by doing so. Before they get to work, however, they make sure to fill up to the top, so they can absolutely Thresh the place.

    As they are aware how much damage even a single gorged Begotten can wreak, the Brood has to act, and fast. How will they find them, and how might they stop them?

    It would make sense to give the invaders large - scale atavisms Like storm-lashed, titanic blow, Plague Bearer etc. Nightmares like The Water Wont Last and Your Rage Consumes You in combination with Fear is contagious also would be useful. Environment 4 Lair Traits would also help a lot.
    Keep in mind that the destruction of the city, which is the invaders' goal, will automatically draw every supernatural inhabitant's ire-they should have corresponding power/connections. The players should use that to their advantage nonetheless.
    67) The assault of the Invading Brood has left scars, but was repelled before it could cause irreparable damage. However, it seems to have broken something stranger - the local dreamscape is now being invaded by legions of Dreamborn, some of them even entering the material world and causing havoc. Your Kin are in damage control mode, so it falls to you and your Brood to repel these other aggressors and resolve whatever triggered this invasion.
    Last edited by Vent0; 07-20-2018, 04:24 AM.

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  • Wormwood
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    Becoming a Beast does not mean one loses their patriotitism.
    A Brood of foreign soldiers Starts a sort- of invasion when hard tolls are levied upon their country, sekeing to lay waste to the players' City due to its financial, military or economic importance in retribution. And feed their Hungers for Ruin and Punishment by doing so. Before they get to work, however, they make sure to fill up to the top, so they can absolutely Thresh the place.

    As they are aware how much damage even a single gorged Begotten can wreak, the Brood has to act, and fast. How will they find them, and how might they stop them?

    It would make sense to give the invaders large - scale atavisms Like storm-lashed, titanic blow, Plague Bearer etc. Nightmares like The Water Wont Last and Your Rage Consumes You in combination with Fear is contagious also would be useful. Environment 4 Lair Traits would also help a lot.
    Keep in mind that the destruction of the city, which is the invaders' goal, will automatically draw every supernatural inhabitant's ire-they should have corresponding power/connections. The players should use that to their advantage nonetheless.

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  • Primordial newcomer
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    65) A throng of prometheans have moved into your territory, believing one of their members will reach the new dawn. With them is a familiar inguma that you remember having left for a chance at a long lasting kinship. While all seems well since the throng won't be in town long, a promethean asks for help, saying their beast friend seems to be holding back their ascending throng member. Will you convince the inguma he needs to let go, or let him convince you it's best for the promethean

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  • Konradleijon
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    Originally posted by Nyrufa View Post
    Old Family Recipe

    35)
    You've loved grandma's cooking for as long as you can remember, and now she's deemed you worthy to inherit her secret recipes which you may pass onto your own descendants some day. Most of the ingredients are pretty straight forward, except for one item on the list. The primary ingredients in your family's recipes are children (it seems grandma is a Predator), and you're fresh out of stock at the moment.


    Woodland Critters

    36) While taking a walk through the forest last night, you met some kin out in the wilds. At least, you think they were kin, because they certainly didn't feel like any natural animals you've ever met. They seemed to be friendly and welcoming enough to you, even offering to accept you into their group. You were even considering visiting them again until you received a letter in the mail the very next morning.

    "You've been cordially invited to the annual blood orgy this Saturday!"

    On the back of the note, you realize are directions leading back through the forest, along with an extra ticket for a guest of your choosing.
    Yah blood orgy ,!!!!,I’m gussing one is pregnant and being stalked be a mountain lion!

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  • Vent0
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    Originally posted by Mad_Maudlin View Post
    62. When conflict between two broods started to escalate, an elder Beast intervened with a suggestion: instead of fighting each other directly, the broods should each create some Horrorspawn and have them fight each other as proxies, in a contained/controlled environment (such as an unclaimed Chamber). The result is something like a much bloodier version of Pokemon, and long after the original dispute was settled, it's become traditional in the Hive to have these Horrorspawn battles, as much for the entertainment value as to resolve conflict.

    The player brood has just been challenged to such a battle. Horrorspawn, I choose you!
    64) The God-Machine has begun an assault on the Beasts of the local Hive. But rather than clever traps, or powerful Angels, it is sending waves of suicide-bombing Imperatives against the targeted Beast's Lair. They try not to engage and just rush their way to the Heart Chamber, then start to collapse it. The Begotten have responded by creating a maze of defenses to destroy the intruders (without baring their passage enough to get them to just collapse the current Chamber). Your Brood is now playing Tower Defense in their soul for keeps - at least until the source can be destroyed.

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  • Vent0
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    [Awakens from Slumbering in the Lair]

    63) There is a new Apex in the Hive - one of the rare Created. Unfortunately, it is one of the mad Zeky. Worse, the Lair trait they are imposing on the rest if the Hive is Irradiated. Now every time a Primordial Pathway opens, Geiger counters start going off.

    This is drawing entirely too much of the wrong kind of attention.

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  • Mad_Maudlin
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    61. The most senior Initiate of your Hive calls for a Night of Revels, and your brood takes part in the rite. But the person you see in your vision -- the one who has gravely wronged the Dark Mother and must be ruined utterly -- is a person you know, perhaps a mortal relative or your Kin, who doesn't seem capable of such an offense. Did something go wrong with the rite, or does your loved one have a double life you aren't privy to? Can they possible atone for their crimes against your Mother in a less ruinous way? Should you go along with the demands of the rite -- which is, after all, your Mother's will -- or try to protect your person? Can you protect them, when the entire Hive (and no small number of their Kin) are coming for you?

    62. When conflict between two broods started to escalate, an elder Beast intervened with a suggestion: instead of fighting each other directly, the broods should each create some Horrorspawn and have them fight each other as proxies, in a contained/controlled environment (such as an unclaimed Chamber). The result is something like a much bloodier version of Pokemon, and long after the original dispute was settled, it's become traditional in the Hive to have these Horrorspawn battles, as much for the entertainment value as to resolve conflict.

    The player brood has just been challenged to such a battle. Horrorspawn, I choose you!

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  • Second Chances
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    60) ​A Demon somehow becomes the Apex. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, but this time its wrecking havoc with the entire Hive. Gears smash their way through chambers, Horrors feel on edge, and angels try to invade every single Lair. The Brood needs to either dethrone the Apex, who may not even realize what is happening or find a way to but these extreme effects to an end. Good luck finding the Demon though.
    Last edited by Second Chances; 03-09-2018, 01:26 PM.

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  • Mad_Maudlin
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    (inspired by the CtL 2nd KS)

    59) The local freehold contacts the brood with a request. One (or more) of their members disappeared through the Gate of Horn, and can't be found anywhere in the Hedge. They suspect the missing changeling may have stumbled into a nightmare thus crossed into the Primordial Dream. They're willing to reward you handsomely if you can find their missing person--perhaps they're a high-ranking member of the Court that's due to come into power soon. But you'll need to find an expert oneiromancer who doesn't want to be found, and persuade them that, out of all the Horrors that roam the Dream, you are the ones they trust.

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  • Nyrufa
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    58) Ahh, Real Monsters: The local Apex has decided to open an academy that caters exclusively to the Begotten somewhere within the Hive. Most of the students are fresh from their devouring and have little experience with what it means to be a literal monster. The academy is here to help provide them with a formal education on such matters and grades them based on their scare tactics, as well as the difficulty of the prey they choose to go after.

    As new Beasts themselves, the players have found themselves inducted into the academy. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that no matter where you go, school is still school...

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  • Taidragon
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    Originally posted by Master Aquatosic View Post

    Is this a reference to something?
    Not particularly; the idea originates from a character idea of mine, a Demon Integrator who wants to become a new God-Machine effectively, and she believes that doing so requires her to catelogue all supernatural powers...and use them via Show Of Power. Her name Miss Universe is...decidedly literal. Demons also tend to freak Beasts out due to not being a normal supernatural entity, hence the "terrifying the terrors" being.

    However, I didn't explicitely name her as an Unchained because I feel the idea has enough wiggle room for any number of other beings to be used.

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