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    If you were to design a messiah-figure for the Unchained, what would they be and do? A font of vast amounts of aether? The lynchpin of a 'field' which angels cannot penetrate?


    Is it presumptuous of me to ask for alternating male/female pronouns?

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    With a wave of their hand the angels before him saw the truth and fell. He spoke that he truly understood. The knowledge none of our kind has he claimed to have. To those willing to listen he promised to break their dependance on the machine. By his hand he promised to build a new world. For he claimed to know how to build infrastructure and all the secrets such requires.

    Or something of that type makes me think of an unchained's messiah

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mr.F.I.X. View Post
      With a wave of their hand the angels before him saw the truth and fell. He spoke that he truly understood. The knowledge none of our kind has he claimed to have. To those willing to listen he promised to break their dependance on the machine. By his hand he promised to build a new world. For he claimed to know how to build infrastructure and all the secrets such requires.

      Or something of that type makes me think of an unchained's messiah
      I'd second that - Unchained are ultimately dependent upon the Machine and Its Infrastructure and Occult Matrices. If someone else could create such, Aether supplies, new Demons, and non-flagging sources of power are all on the table.


      Malkydel: "And the Machine dictated; let there be adequate illumination."
      Yossarian: "And lo, it was optimal."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vent0 View Post

        I'd second that - Unchained are ultimately dependent upon the Machine and Its Infrastructure and Occult Matrices. If someone else could create such, Aether supplies, new Demons, and non-flagging sources of power are all on the table.
        So, basically, a latent God-Machine?

        What has Fallen may Rise again, indeed...

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        • #5
          There's definitely room for a sort of mad prophet there. Imagine a pseudo-Stigmatic who, instead of seeing what the Machine is, sees what the Machine could be, sees the possible Infrastructures which could be built. That would be an interesting plot-thing, actually.


          Is it presumptuous of me to ask for alternating male/female pronouns?

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          • #6
            I'd actually toss in a Lucifer/Satan figure - a very powerful Angel who fell early on, but managed to drag with it enough Infrastructure that it built up its own body and form. Not as strong as the God-Machine, but, capitalizing on Mr.F.I.X.'s post, one who could break the Unchained from their dependence on the God-Machine's guarded infrastructure.

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            • #7
              @thehollow1 if you were to have such a figure two things must be explained. First where they are and second why the machine hasn't wiped them and any trace of their existence off the plante.

              Now, the first is easy enough. This "first" was the first to achieve the decent. They have forged their own "hell". It could be in folded space hidden upon the material world. Or in a place that cannot be (I think that is what its called) in the shadow. Maybe even in another place entirely. That there also covers the second point, the machine hasn't destroyed this unchained and what they've created because it can't find it.

              In my opinion the best way to present this as a plot hook would be for a trail of bread crumbs to be left. A trail the machine and it's servants would not notice, a trail designed so only a demon would notice and follow the breadcrumbs. -- Of course the twist would be the demons fall was to flush out this location if I were to run it.

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