The Merge Universe

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by betterwatchit » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:33 am

Just updated Griffin's Observations, had to finish off the bit where the UN already had a spare chamber that they now use for dealing with Merge-related matters.

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by Bladewind » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Fixed, but I might be adding something else to the doc so I didn't do a save as PDF yet.
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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by Neo-Paladin » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:07 pm

Been racking my brain trying to come up with a slang term for those nitwits who come to the conclusion that evil, the Dark Side, Chaos, Cthulhu etc. are still 'cool' and can't wait to put on their spiky armor and seek out some source of dark or infernal power, no matter how dumb that might be....any ideas?

Because, let's face it, there will be those people. There always are.

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:00 pm

Pawns, perhaps? Coming from the fact they are all just disposable pawns in the games their dark masters play.
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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by kirinke » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:53 pm

Snacks? Tidbits? Canapes? :lol:

For those that follow the dark side and aren't sith: Darksiders are a common slang term.
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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:59 pm

Appetizers? :P
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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by kirinke » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:16 pm

Amy calls would be chaos worshippers: Wannabe chaos cultists, those chaos pukes, f-ing morons...

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by betterwatchit » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:22 pm

Griffin's response to finding a known Chaos cultist is... memorable, to say the least.

The Hospital District, New Mechanicsburg...

Outside the Great Hospital, a team of armed police pointed several guns at Griffin, yelling "Freeze, City Watch!"

Griffin put his free hand up, saying "I thought you were never going to show." The other hand was holding an unconscious man.

The lead officer asked "Why did you lay him out, Griffin? You know as well as I do that Lady Heterodyne's direct orders are that if you can't explain any act of violence you commit in New Mechanicsburg, you'll be taken in as well."

"Can't blame her for that rule. I beat him up because I found that he's a f**king PAWN! The glyph on his left hand ring is that of Nurgle, Daemon Prince of disease and corruption. Knocked him out in one blow to reduce the risk of his diseases bleeding out into the wild. I'll be fine, but you'll need serious healing magic to avoid coming down with whatever's inside him."

Then a popping sound came from the pawn's mouth.

Griffin's hand started to glow with holy light. He touched the man on his forehead, going "No, death won't let you off the hook, traitor! You're staying here!" He then said "There, he's conscious now and his contagion's been cured and defused. He won't be infecting the Hospital."

Yeah, he's got no chill when it comes to making sure that humanity doesn't weaken in the face of Chaos. And in making sure that anyone who betrays Earth pays the price as hard and as publicly as possible to show everyone else what happens to traitors on that scale.

And since Chaos worship often falls under anti-terrorism laws since the Incursion, few people argue with him on that point.

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by Bladewind » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:39 pm

Just spelunked the lexicons of various RPG's on my shelf and hard drive...
  • Rabble Rousers?
    Orphans
    Familiars
    Minions
    Fausts
    Bleaters (from the sound a sheep makes...)
    Wannabes
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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by kirinke » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:08 am

In Aggie's town, chaos cultists are usually called 'executed'. :twisted:

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by betterwatchit » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:26 am

And it does help that a lot of Chaos cultists who have been caught very proudly boast about being willing servants, which means there's little doubt that they actually had it coming to them.

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:42 am

Probably, probably.
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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by kirinke » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:49 am

Aggie does make sure they aren't under any spells or other forms of coercion before letting the troops use them for target practice though. If they are under coercion and innocent, she'll break the coercion, clean them up mentally and physically and offer them a job.

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by Neo-Paladin » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:08 pm

Pawns sounds good. Bleaters, too.

Especially since it'd mightily piss off anyone who fancies themselves a big bad blackguard or the like...

On a related note...is anyone surprised that unwarded Warhammer figurines depicting chaos sigils go for A LOT on the Dark web these days?

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Re: The Merge Universe

Post by betterwatchit » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:56 pm

Not really.

Also, mages have been looking at RPG books (paper and PDF) for ideas for magical items. Particularly sought-after are the d20 Modern corebook, Urban Arcana setting book, GURPS Technomancer and any Mage: The Ascension book to do with the Technocracy, Society of Ether or the Virtual Adepts, as all the aforementioned books give descriptions of magical items that are considered practical to modern life.

And not a few people who've read Urban Arcana post-Merge saw the parts about how Shadowkind (basically, anyone from the fantasy-like world where elves, dwarves and so on came from) crossed over and started thinking "What if this isn't the first time the Merge has happened?"

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