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  • Conspiracy Theory: Task Force: VALKYRIE

    Oh boy here we go...

    There are few conspiracies worthy to that name as VALKYRIE. I mean, sure, as I mentioned before, all of the core conspiracies do relate to some kind of a real life conspiracy theory, even though they often play around with it in order to get all of the racism, xenophobia and antisemitism out (which, by all accounts, is no easy feat). Still, there is something with the American Government which just screams "CONSPIRACY THEORY". I think that most people do not have a complete trust in their government- but for an outsider, the amount of mistrust that American...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Vampire Otherworld
    I think that the closest there is to a "canon" Vampire Otherworld is wherever the Strix come from- which is 99.9% some Lower Depth, but besides rare instances of Owls simply emerging or vanishing into that world and other such instances there is little in canon about this realm. Most fans simply call it Dis (due to the Strix being called "Birds of Dis" in RfR), but even the 2e book states that while the Strix may have came from another world, the vast majority of those have lived in the material for so damn long or are descended from generations of Owls which have never seen...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Lucifuge
    I must say that "Grafting the Burning Tree" is indeed a much more elaborated (and cool) explanation for what I just dismissed as "adoption"- the act of joining the Lucifuge and accepting the Lady's Will as a infernal contract of some sort which "adds you to the family" and her research after genealogies in order to add those bloodlines through that contract makes a lot of sense IMO, and also gives a some sort of "anti-Inferno" aesthetics- just like the Inferno can corrupts almost everything, the Lady basically "corrupts" those lineages through...
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  • The main problem that I talked about it with connecting God to the Judges is, well, that the Judges suck. Like, they are literally powers which exist to make you suffer, which make Laws and tig the system against you so that everyone will go the Hell (or, more exactly, go yam yam to feed Ammut). If anything, in the "Judges are Archangels" analogy, the Devourer works out as "God"- a great power which even the Judges fear, especially as A'aru is desolated and empty- there is no one in there, no saints to connect the faithful to A'aru. I am not saying it can't work- like I said,...
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  • LostLight
    started a topic Conspiracy Theory: Malleus Maleficarum

    Conspiracy Theory: Malleus Maleficarum

    Well everyone, light up your torches and wear your crosses, 'cause it's Deus Vult time!

    When people hear about "secret societies which hunt down monsters", it is very likely that something in the lines of the Malleus Maleficarum would be one of the first things to come to mind. Having a Secret Inquisition as the shadow army of the Catholic Church against monsters is as fundamental for a monster-hunter game/story as a Men In Black is- and of course, Hunter has them both. Now, considering how obvious is the idea that we are going to have a MM like organization in hunter, it...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Lucifuge
    Well, factions are always less dominant for "endgame" IMO as, again, things are kept hidden from them- so the fact that the Denial would have wanted to destroy the Devil doesn't mean that the Lucifuge as a whole doesn't work towards redemption- especially as redeeming Lucifer may be the only way to END Inferno as a whole


    Honestly, I really think that the Lady/Baudolino connection is the only part in those conspiracy theories which is, in fact, just a sincere form of kinship, without any greater agenda. I really think that those are two very old, catholic people which...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Lucifuge
    I think I get to where you are going, but I'll wait to see how you elaborate on it...
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  • LostLight
    started a topic Conspiracy Theory: Lucifuge

    Conspiracy Theory: Lucifuge

    Can we just take a minute and appreciate how well thought were the Original Six? I mean, we can clearly see that each of those was indeed meant to represent MORE than just a big organization which hunts down monsters and actually play on "real life conspiracies"- Ancient Relics, Hashashins, Evil Pharmaceuticals Company, Satanic Panic, the Catholic Church and the Men in Black. Each of the conspiracies has a very well defined niche as, well, a CONSPIRACY, something which a lot of later (and fanmade) conspiracies kinda miss (also, one of the main problems in making a "jewish conspiracy"-...
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  • Yeah, sometimes there's no need for a complicated solution- the slasher simply messing up manually with the power supply or similar infrastructure is easy enough to do and allows them to ambush those characters who seek to fix the issue. Unless the plot and themes of the slasher revolves around tech going wrong, there is no need to invest Dread Powers in such instances.
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  • In the "Death as a Secret Villain" scenario, the assumption is that, indeed, it tries to "outwit" the Council- the Council is not aware of Death's true intentions, and their realization that their are following a lie and turning against their patron is the cause for the cyclic rise and fall of the conspiracy.

    On the other hand, the more I think about it, I start to prefer the "Three Parties" scenario- where you have the Council and the dead each trying to rpomote their own vision for the future, and Death merely sits in the sidelines and maintains the...
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  • The way I played it, it is less about distrust and more about obsession with the past- the knowledge of the previous forms of the Council and search after it is a motivating power for the conspiracy, as they believe (at least partially) that everything that can happen have already happened, and that the past is the key for the future. As such, the monolith of knowledge serves as the "dark endgame" of the conspiracy, and seeking after old secrets is motivated by Death as it is what would allow them, in theory, achieve his goal- the problem is that it would also achieve the opposite of...
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  • Also, I ran out of Youtuber theory references as I don't know many of those and I am not sure anyone even gets those, so no more weird endings for those posts :P
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Cheiron Group
    While Hermes fits thematically, it has some issues by the fact it does not express the themes of monstrosity which Cheiron has- I am sure that one of its incarnations may have used Hermes or Mercury in its naming scheme, but the combination of man and beast is lacking here... unless you use the theory in which Hermes is in fact a aspect of Pan which became its own god, which would corresponds with the creation of a "perfect being" from a "man beast" amalgam....
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  • LostLight
    started a topic Conspiracy Theory: Circle of Bones

    Conspiracy Theory: Circle of Bones

    Ok, let's see what I can do with this one.

    Here is the thing- the CoB is the newest conspiracy in Hunter's canon, being added in 2e and being presented only in the Core (as well as one Geist fiction). Even by the standards of less prominent conspiracies, such as the Faithful of Shulpae, we don't have much lore about of Council- especially not when compared to the previous organizations we explored, which not only got featured in many books but have also got their own special expansion in C&C- which, seriously, in an ideal world should have covered all of Hunter's orgs, because...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Cheiron Group
    It is a possibility! A different theory, of course, but I'm sure you could build one around this concept...
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  • LostLight
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    I really love Aimer's Zankyou Sanka. I may not watch Demon Slayer, but there is something so... uplifting in this song, the music on its own makes me feel better. Which is good after having a period where I only heard serious and/or melancholic songs....
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Cheiron Group
    I am not sure that Cheiron goes around and offers contracts in the same manner that demons or fairies do- but they do use them like any company does. For the Board, this is extremely important because, again, this is their language- like, I don't think that their contracts hold any supernatural reality warping power, it is more that Cheiron will not break their word because that's how they understand the world. Add to this elements of "the Contagion as Social Entropy" that the Cryptocracy believes in, and it may very well be that following their fair trade is very important for the company,...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Cheiron Group
    I knew I should have added a disclaimer "this poster does not take responsibility for any lost sleeping time, teeth aches, any physical and/or mental damage, strange dreams caused by reading too much occult literature and/or getting infested by alien entities". Well, at least it would probably take some time until I'll get to the next theory, which would hopefully would give you enough time to scratch the itch about the current theories. (Seriously, I expected them to be bashed much earlier. Oh well)

    Now, as for trying to scratch that itch- I actually agree with you about...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Conspiracy Theory: Cheiron Group
    As you said, I less focused on those aspects because I leaned more towards their origin and goals- however those aspects could be easily tied to those goals in a few ways-

    First, we need to remember that Cheiron is all about taking parts of different monsters and tying them together. As a path to achieve their perfect specimen which will be Healed, there has to be some mechanism which allows those different parts to not only integrate with the hunter, but also with each other. A form of... kinship. As such, the family ties which connect the different pieces together also connect to...
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  • LostLight
    replied to Bloodline to Clan
    So they just need to make a bargain with a demon king and/or have a large scale blood orgy, and perhaps get a city or two destroyed in divine retribution. Easy peasy!...
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