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After reading the player's guide...
-A Hunter from Nirmathas, specifically from Chernasardo area. Lived with her family near the borders of the Blight, she was raised to hate molthuni and was prepared for guerilla war with all the other rangers of the area. Turns out her family is kinda not-welcome to the meetings, because of their close proximity to the Blight. She tried heal the area around the home, but in the end, blight overcomed the family. She tried to get help, but other rangers refused to take her in. She fled to the north, until she reached Trunau. Vexing Defender.
Personally I detest the idea, since I found nothing wrong in the current marvel canon and how things were going on. Sure, there were some things I was not a fan of, but I just ignored them. I really like the new characters like Robbie Reyes, Kamala Khan and Silk, new Uncanny X-Men and Dawn Greenwood. Axis seems like interesting idea (It's done already, but I'm waiting for the comics in Finland) and I purchace new books every month.
Now I fear that some of these new and interesting characters are gonna disappear, if the idea is that ultimate universe and regular universe merge and some characters will get replaced. I fear that they will forget these new guys and bring back some now deceased characters, like Jean Grey or replace the new versions with the old ones.
I have faith that Marvel can make the right choice. Because ohterwise it could be the new 52 situation all over again.
Really strong episode. I loved the atmosphere in Arkham. Morena Baccarin is magnificent as always, and Bullock was funny as hell. Also two supervillains, which is always nice.
Spoiler:I hope more "d-class" bat-villains like Lunkhead, Junkyard Dog and Doodlebug would show up.
Grueber is supposed to be gothamverse version of Electrocutioner and other one, Aaron Helziger was Amygdala.
Elven Magus who is there on his journey to become a fabled magi knight of Kyonin. Wants to prove his worth by protecting a community and fighting it's enemies. In this case, giants. Noble but naive.
Human Viking, who is hunting a giant that killed her family and enslaved her for years. Very serious about the whole giant-killing business, but not much about anything else. A walking armory.
Bard, who just wants to live life peacefully. Does not want to fight anybody, but sees it as her responsibility. Or at least, his responsibility is to buff them with magic music. Dreams of better days but contributes very little for it. Guitar "hero".
Extra points for 13th warrior. That is one great movie.
"There are things you can't fight; acts of god. You see a hurricane coming you have to get out of the way. But when you're in a Jaeger, suddenly you can fight the hurricane. You can win."
"YOU CALL ME "BOY"?! I will unfurl one thousand years of Kree justice on Xandar AND BURN IT TO ITS CORE!! Then, Thanos, I'm coming for you!"
"You see, hidden within the unconscious, there is an insatiable desire for conflict. So, you're not fighting me, so much as you are the human condition. All I want to do is own the bullets and the bandages."
"And every action I take, no matter how violent or how cruel, is for the greater good of my people. And now... I have no people. My soul, that is what you have taken from me!"
Pretty much everything Darth Vader says.
Tragic irony or poetic justice, you tell me.
"Humanity needed to surrender its freedom willingly. After the war, S.H.I.E.L.D. was founded, and I was recruited. The new HYDRA grew, a beautiful parasite inside S.H.I.E.L.D. For 70 years, HYDRA has been secretly feeding crises, reaping war. And when history did not cooperate, history was changed.....HYDRA created a world so chaotic that humanity is finally ready to sacrifice its freedom to gain its security. Once the purification process is complete, HYDRA's New World Order will arise. We won, Captain. Your death amounts to the same as your life, a zero sum!"
"Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair!"
And, even in my immense hatred for this movie, this is still pretty friggin memorable and awesome line:
"Ladies. Children. Sheep. Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher. Lesson number one: Heroes. There is no such thing. You'll never see me coming."
The threat has brought them across the world...
Durotan, Half-Orc Bloodrager who follows his Destiny to the Kenabres.
Neema Tuathain, Tiefling Shaman of Battle who guides her brother, Durotan on his journey to Kenabres and tries to find a path for herself.
Noctis Archleone, Human Two-weapon Fighter from Mendev whose wrath and hate against demons and their scum knows no bounds.
Khadon Rainhart, Human Warpriest of Gozreh. A prophecy leads him to Kenabres, and with him comes the fury of the storms.
On the other hand, if the answer is negative, we have....
Javik Massani (N? male tiefling fighter [Two-handed fighter])is a orphan from the streets of Wati. Raised by whores, then abandoned to the streets, where Sczarni gangs gave him a job as a lookout. When the Sczarni were driven away by another gang called Sand Snakes, Javik joined them. When it looked like they were going to get offed as well, he abandoned the city and became a mercenary. Sons of Sobek, Golden Khopesh, and finaly the Legio of the Beast, were he was forced to attack innocent people and he panicked and fled to the desert wounded. After a ordinary family healed him, he chose never to kill innocents again. Javik may be from the worst that Osirion can offer, but he will not let it destroy what is best in him.
And he became a adventurer.
I'm planning to play Slayer, if my GM allows it.
Sakir Khonshu (LN male half-elf slayer) was a recruit to the Pure Legion in Rahadoum and he showed great promise both to the legion and to his parents, even though he was a bastard. But when he found out that his parents and future wife worshipped something called "Thoth", his world crumbled away. He was hesitant to report them. After one fateful night, when he confessed to his parents of his knowledge, the pure legion striked and her parents were captured and wife killed. Filled with righteous rage and divine power, he strike the enforcers down and fled from Rahadoum. He knows nothing of this god "Thoth", but Sakir feels his guidance and understands why his family prayed to him in moonlight.
In the necropolis of Wati, there might be answers.
Abyssal Lord wrote:
Can't help it. Spider-Man is first comic book about superheroes that I read as a child. It has stuck with me all the years, and I have grown reading Spider-man. I started to like cap during Civil War, and after reading that storyline, I started to hoard other Cap stories. And Bats is just Bats. I can't help it :D
I also have strange love towards the c-and b-list villains. They may be campy as hell sometimea and look like idiots, but I really love stories involving them.
Top 10 b/c list villains!
1. Captain Boomerang (Digger Harkness)
I have many comic books, most are hardcover collections which are easy to get in Finland- Marvel and DC titles are numerous in my shelf. I have few collection items that I'm trying to get my hands on. I now have 2 issues of finnish Flash series called "Salama-lehti". There where only 7 issues until it was cancelled, so they are very rare. Now I also have a 2# issue in series of Avengers magazine called "Pirate-Avengers" since they were published back in the seventies without any consent or rights from Marvel, they were photocopied and badly translated. It is very rare curiosity object in finnish Marvel history. There were 5 issues until they got caught and magazine was cancelled.
I have one longbox full of Batman/DC comics published in finland, and one huge box full of miscellanious Marvel titles.
So far it seems interesting. The leveling speed worries me, since our players really enjoy time between leveling, playing at one level long times. Sure, there are ton of adventures in addition, but most of them are so secondary in comparison to the main plot
of saving the adventurers, in which they will not hesitate and will run trough the adventure to save them and leave the sidequest for later notice. This brings up a problem, when the ending encounter is too tough for lov-level players.
I liked Dragons Demand, and Tears at Bitter Manor has some very great scenes and VERY strong scenes and themes going on, but I really liked the one level at time-modules. You could hack adventure trough in a night and be done with it, but this eats time little too much to be casual adventure.
Kellids are kinda messed up when trying to determine the fantasy counterpart culture. The obvious relation to Cimmerians is there, but also they have stuff adapted from cro-magnon humans, celts, inuits, germanic tribes from Roman times and just even a little bit of Finnish. It really depends where the Kellids live- Sarkoris oozes kinda Celtic thing, as does the tribes that live in Isger and Druma, while those in Numeria are msot "Cimmerian" to me. It really depens where they live.
Iobaria, we need full adventure path righ there.
Kellid Barbarian/Amazon who wants to create and join to Prince Khemet's new Kellid-only bodyguard division (kinda like the Ulfen do with Taldan king-deal). Joined a group of other adventurers to gain fame and wealth to be able to walk to Sothis and present herself to Khemet. Died and resurrected when young, and feels like she really should be one of Risen Guard already.
I'm super excited. While origin was good, some elements of it kinda ruined it for me, mainly
Joker being the main villains AGAIN.
This seems so awesome. Conroy returning with Two-Face, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow and Hush perhaps, and possibly more villains! I hope they bring some new players to the field, like Ventriloquist and Scarface, Tallyman, Maxie Zeus or Man-Bat!
-Very smart but very snarky and vain ex-archeologist from Galt who has gone native in Osirion last three years. Veru fond of riddles and something of a savant when it comes to finding traps and hidden doors. Bard (Archeologist).
-Inquisitor of Nethys, ambigious gender. Wears white/black mask of Nethys and was a former thug in streets of Absalom. Still uses club as main weapon. Very pessimistic world view, and rarely is happy about anything but in battle, very furious and wild fighter. Inquisitor with Catastrophe Subdomain.
I've had successful dealings with Fennica in Helsinki and Alfa-Antikva in Turku. I would hazard a guess that Turun Sarjakuvakauppa would also order floppies for you if you wanted them.
Really? That's sounds cool. I'll had to take a closer look at those. I live pretty far from them, but thanks for the tip!
I also just ordered from ebay Forever Evil 1#-4#. I just had to.
There's no comic shop in finland which you could buy comics in this format. But I do collect some series when they come in paperback volumes:
Not really horror literature, but Arkham Asylum actually rehabilitated Cluemaster from his obsession of leaving clues at crime scenes. Not that he stopped being criminal, heavens no. He became even better.
I really like to add asylums and hospitals and other pretty mundane stuff in my games. Cleric's God-given powers are not to be used in vain.