Meet the Iconics: Navasi

Monday, May 1, 2017

The countdown to Starfinder has officially begun, and to kick us off, we're highlighting the iconic characters and core classes that appear throughout the pages and covers the Starfinder line. Today we meet Navasi, the iconic envoy!

Illustration by Remko Troost

Born into a prominent family on Absalom Station, the envoy who calls herself Navasi spent much of her childhood avoiding her parents in their "sky-villa," as they called their sprawling, six-story home in the Nyori Palisades. Navasi's mother had designs on her canny-but-headstrong daughter inheriting the family's business. Her father had visions of a queenly young woman sitting in silk among the station's most prominent socialites.

Navasi wanted neither. A quip on her lips, she eschewed glitzy playdates and family soirees in favor of zipping through Absalom Station's streets with her best friends, the children of the household employees. She'd take the rush of riding a screaming hovercycle over the pompous sniggering of the wealthy any day of the week.

As she befriended more and more stationers from less-privileged walks of life, Navasi's irritation with her parents and their deliberate aloofness from the rest of society turned into outright disgust. The inequities of Absalom Station, where the rich lived in fortified enclaves and the poor lived in little more than metal boxes, pained her. Simply giving away her pocket money didn't seem like enough. She began to dream of a fairy-tale life in which she could steal the affluent's unearned wealth and give it to those truly in need, and idolized the Free Captains of the Diaspora—pirates living by their own rules. Navasi could only imagine the fun she'd have with such freedom—and the good she'd do, of course.

On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Navasi sat in her plush quarters, staring at the gold-fibered holo-gown that was to be her debut dress. Two choices stood before her. She could don that false uniform, attend the gala, and accept her mother's gift of an executive position in the family company. Or she could leave.

It took less than an hour for Navasi to slip out of the manor and stow away onto a ship bound for the Diaspora.

Navasi arrived on Broken Rock with a pocketful of stolen credsticks and a gleam in her eye. She quickly signed up as a "procurement specialist" with a contracting firm called the Sixth Finger—little more than a starfaring thieves' guild—ready to use her new position to steal from exploitative corporations and make herself a hero to those in need.

The reality of life in a pirate enclave hit her like a meteorite. Having quickly blown through her money, and too stubborn to return home in shame, Navasi found she no longer had a choice in which jobs she took. Under the guildrunners' threats, she roughed up innocents, stole from the less fortunate, and worse. Though she never completely lost her egalitarian beliefs, she hardly recognized the naïve idealist she'd once been. A few years in the streets showed her how much of her former life she'd taken for granted, and taught her that if she wanted to take care of others, she first needed to take care of herself. That, at least, she was good at, and she quickly gained a reputation in the gang as the best fast-talker and facewoman around, spinning bold plans and quick wits into fat paydays.

Now a jaded young woman, Navasi found that the wealth from her scores brought little joy without friends to share it with, and she took comfort in the hardscrabble survivalists and secretly softhearted rogues she recruited to her crews. Yet it was in one particular woman that Navasi truly found herself again. Purple-haired and tattooed, with eyes like blue supergiants, the newcomer was outspoken against those in power. She bucked the pirates' authority and operated alone, pulling the sorts of righteous jobs Navasi had once dreamed of. She was the bravest, most exciting woman Navasi had ever met, and despite Navasi's continuing allegiance to the Sixth Finger, the two quickly became inseparable.

That all came crashing down the day the Sixth Finger arranged to knock over a medship full of supplies bound for Absalom Station. To the gang's leaders, the ship's mission—aiding refugees of a wartorn star system—was inconsequential compared to the valuable drugs in its cargo bays. Navasi's objections were overruled.

It was the final straw. Together, Navasi and her partner formulated a plan, alerting the medship to the imminent heist and carefully sabotaging the fighters the gang had designated for the assault. It all might have gone unnoticed, had the gang's resident technomancer not decided to check the security cams one final time. In the ensuing ambush, Navasi and her partner were pinned down, their backs to the sole spaceworthy ship—a single-seat fighter with only enough life support for one of them. Unwilling to leave her companion, Navasi prepared for them to go out in a blaze of glory—only to have her partner shove her into the cockpit and slam the canopy. As Navasi scrabbled with the latch, the other woman winked, pulled the pins on her grenades, and sprinted straight at their ambushers.

The wealthy scion of Absalom Station died that day, as did the pirate she'd become. As she made her way back to Absalom Station with the medship, knowing that neither the Sixth Finger nor her spurned family would ever stop looking for her, she forsook both of her previous incarnations. Abandoning her old identity, she took the name of her fallen love—Navasi—and swore that henceforth she'd carry on the fight they'd started together, only stealing from those who deserved it, putting her finger in the eye of anyone who thrived on exploitation, regardless of which side of the law they were on. Knowing she'd need a new appearance as well, she continued borrowing from her partner, dyeing her jet-black hair purple and adding a single blue contact. Yet when she considered mimicking the original Navasi's tattoos, she was shocked to learn that they were symbols of Weydan, the god of discovery and equality, famous for taking mortal form. Though her partner had never spoken of religion, Navasi took it as a sign, and even holds out some hope that perhaps her companion might have been more than she seemed, though she recognizes that such thoughts are probably just a manifestation of her grief.

Today, Navasi has built a reputation—perhaps more than is truly wise for a woman with a price on her head—as a talented freelance captain, putting together crews for adventures ranging from planetary scouting and private security to her old talent for "procurement," though she's careful about what sorts of jobs she and her friends take on. Navasi still believes in freedom for all, spreading the wealth, and taking plutocrats down a peg—but she also knows the value of earning credits, and takes pride in the ability to take care of herself and her crew (though she still has a sometimes inconvenient tendency to empty her pockets for those in need). As a scoundrel, a fast-talker, and a brilliant negotiator, Navasi is happiest when the chips are down and lives hang in the balance, as that's when you truly know who your friends are. Above all, she knows to always look beneath the surface, for like Navasi herself, nothing is ever quite what it seems.

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Faelyn wrote:
Odraude wrote:
I like her hair. I wish I could dye my hair and not look dumb.
Amen... back in my younger days I tried dying my hair black with red tips (like blood red). Within two days the red had faded to copper and I quickly earned the nickname Duracell from my buddies...
You should create that alias. ;)

You mean, like this one?

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Duracell the Coppertop wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Faelyn wrote:
Odraude wrote:
I like her hair. I wish I could dye my hair and not look dumb.
Amen... back in my younger days I tried dying my hair black with red tips (like blood red). Within two days the red had faded to copper and I quickly earned the nickname Duracell from my buddies...
You should create that alias. ;)
You mean, like this one?

Yes!

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Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Not really sure how I feel. Spoiled rich kid rebels, gets in over head, see how good she really had it. Not really new there. Best friends tragic death leads her to become a better person. Not really all that new either. I kind feel like I've seen this character already. I guess thats why we play our own characters. Not a bad origin just doesnt feel like anything new either.

Of course this will be a common theme seeing as there is no new story under the sun. This is an archetype and a very common one for wealthy characters that befriend and wish to help poor characters. They character has her own little twists and that is what makers her unique.


The backstory of Navasi is ambiguous enough for everyone to have their own interpretation of the character. Interpretations of Navasi should all be personal and up to who's playing that character.


So let's talk about her gear.

Weapons I'm guessing a flame gun and an energy pistol of some type, several grenades and short sword which looks to have a wooden handle.

Is the sword a regular sword? Mono-Edged, magic, energy, vibro etc?

Attire...umm adventurer's jump suit? Looks to be rugged and comfortable with no real armour to speak of. More of a don't get cuts and scrapes when you're tumbling around then combat protection. Well besides the back of the hands and the tops of the feet/ankle area which has some armour. Maybe the whole suit is impact/puncture/energy resistant? Temperature regulation? Radiation proof? Chameleon like colour changes?

Like pew pew... :)


Lemartes wrote:

So let's talk about her gear.

Weapons I'm guessing a flame gun and an energy pistol of some type, several grenades and short sword which looks to have a wooden handle.

Is the sword a regular sword? Mono-Edged, magic, energy, vibro etc?

Attire...umm adventurer's jump suit? Looks to be rugged and comfortable with no real armour to speak of. More of a don't get cuts and scrapes when you're tumbling around then combat protection. Well besides the back of the hands and the tops of the feet/ankle area which has some armour. Maybe the whole suit is impact/puncture/energy resistant? Temperature regulation? Radiation proof? Chameleon like colour changes?

Like pew pew... :)

I like the fact that her poncho? has a very kapenia feel to it with the colors chosen... specifically the Orange, which is the adventure color to Varisians! And the purple accent could be her beginning to understand a wider world of divinity?


Faelyn wrote:
Lemartes wrote:

So let's talk about her gear.

Weapons I'm guessing a flame gun and an energy pistol of some type, several grenades and short sword which looks to have a wooden handle.

Is the sword a regular sword? Mono-Edged, magic, energy, vibro etc?

Attire...umm adventurer's jump suit? Looks to be rugged and comfortable with no real armour to speak of. More of a don't get cuts and scrapes when you're tumbling around then combat protection. Well besides the back of the hands and the tops of the feet/ankle area which has some armour. Maybe the whole suit is impact/puncture/energy resistant? Temperature regulation? Radiation proof? Chameleon like colour changes?

Like pew pew... :)

I like the fact that her poncho? has a very kapenia feel to it with the colors chosen... specifically the Orange, which is the adventure color to Varisians! And the purple accent could be her beginning to understand a wider world of divinity?

I like the "poncho" too. It almost has a built in gorget. Maybe it has some special abilities and or is magic? I wonder if the two metal sigils are more that just sigils. Possibly a mark of some god?


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I'm not sure why several people have referred to her as "communist." There's nothing communist in her description.

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Navasi still believes in freedom for all, spreading the wealth, and taking plutocrats down a peg—but she also knows the value of earning credits, and takes pride in the ability to take care of herself and her crew (though she still has a sometimes inconvenient tendency to empty her pockets for those in need).

The freedom part is entirely negating alone, there's nothing here about using violence to assign people to bureaucratically determined jobs and ban the ability to freely cooperate outside that system.


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I should preface this with the fact that this is highly speculative, but on the topic of the Sixth Finger, there was a pathfinder minor god known as Vineshvakhi who cut of the SIX fingers of his hand, creating the six fingered creatures known as calikangs. It's unlikely, but it's a possible origin. That said, Vineshvakhi is extremely Lawful, so I can't imagine the Sixth Finger being a commonly excepted sect of Vineshvakhi's clergy at least. However the Sixth Finger has goals which seem in a very ironic opossition to Vineshvakhi, that it could be more than coincidence. While Vineshvakhi focuses on the defense and security of valuables, the Sixth Finger is a theives guild focused on stealing such valuables. Could be more than coincidence. Maybe while the first five fingers resulted in being which reflected their progenitor's values, the sixth finger intentionally rejected those same values. Again I'm really reaching here, but it's the only thing I could find when researching anything that could relate to the Sixth Finger.


Archmage Variel wrote:
I should preface this with the fact that this is highly speculative, but on the topic of the Sixth Finger, there was a pathfinder minor god known as Vineshvakhi who cut of the SIX fingers of his hand, creating the six fingered creatures known as calikangs. It's unlikely, but it's a possible origin. That said, Vineshvakhi is extremely Lawful, so I can't imagine the Sixth Finger being a commonly excepted sect of Vineshvakhi's clergy at least. However the Sixth Finger has goals which seem in a very ironic opossition to Vineshvakhi, that it could be more than coincidence. While Vineshvakhi focuses on the defense and security of valuables, the Sixth Finger is a theives guild focused on stealing such valuables. Could be more than coincidence. Maybe while the first five fingers resulted in being which reflected their progenitor's values, the sixth finger intentionally rejected those same values.

Nice connection right or wrong.


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Plausible Pseudonym wrote:
I'm not sure why several people have referred to her as "communist." There's nothing communist in her description.
Quote:
Navasi still believes in freedom for all, spreading the wealth, and taking plutocrats down a peg—but she also knows the value of earning credits, and takes pride in the ability to take care of herself and her crew (though she still has a sometimes inconvenient tendency to empty her pockets for those in need).
The freedom part is entirely negating alone, there's nothing here about using violence to assign people to bureaucratically determined jobs and ban the ability to freely cooperate outside that system.

I think you are working under an extremely narrow and biased view of communism. "Violence to assign people to beuareactically determined jobs" isn't inhernet in communism. Not to say that it hasn't occured in "communist nations."(but also occurs on a much more subtler level in capitalism). People see in her the idea of the redistribution of wealth from the privilieged owners of industry to the poor and disenfranchised.


pixierose wrote:
Plausible Pseudonym wrote:
I'm not sure why several people have referred to her as "communist." There's nothing communist in her description.
Quote:
Navasi still believes in freedom for all, spreading the wealth, and taking plutocrats down a peg—but she also knows the value of earning credits, and takes pride in the ability to take care of herself and her crew (though she still has a sometimes inconvenient tendency to empty her pockets for those in need).
The freedom part is entirely negating alone, there's nothing here about using violence to assign people to bureaucratically determined jobs and ban the ability to freely cooperate outside that system.
I think you are working under an extremely narrow and biased view of communism. "Violence to assign people to beuareactically determined jobs" isn't inhernet in communism. Not to say that it hasn't occured in "communist nations."(but also occurs on a much more subtler level in capitalism). People see in her the idea of the redistribution of wealth from the privilieged owners of industry to the poor and disenfranchised.

If we're going to discuss this lets at least remember to discuss it civilly and from a purely economic standpoint, not a social or political one. All governmental structures contain various aspects, but we really have very little way to establish political leanings, primarily because the political landscape of a universe like Starfinder can not be established within the constraints of modern political theory, so there's very little point or value in attempting to project a political leaning (and I'm saying this as someone who admittedly and resentfully identifies as having political leanings). That said, even modern economic theory is a difficult structure to analyze a theoretical futuristic spacefaring society, so do be aware of that, and try to assume everyone would (in a perfect world) want to establish happiness for everyone. With all that said, try to stay on the topic of Navasi. She's a pretty cool iconic, and I'm seriously hoping for a comic series that showcases her and her companions (*cough* pretty please *cough*).


Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.


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Plausible Pseudonym wrote:
I'm not sure why several people have referred to her as "communist." There's nothing communist in her description.
Quote:
Navasi still believes in freedom for all, spreading the wealth, and taking plutocrats down a peg—but she also knows the value of earning credits, and takes pride in the ability to take care of herself and her crew (though she still has a sometimes inconvenient tendency to empty her pockets for those in need).
The freedom part is entirely negating alone, there's nothing here about using violence to assign people to bureaucratically determined jobs and ban the ability to freely cooperate outside that system.

I think people are mixing up 'egalitarian' with 'communist'. Either that or the Robin Hood aspect. I don't know. She kind of fits my personality, and I am a social libertarian.


Lemartes wrote:

So let's talk about her gear.

Weapons I'm guessing a flame gun and an energy pistol of some type, several grenades and short sword which looks to have a wooden handle.

Is the sword a regular sword? Mono-Edged, magic, energy, vibro etc?

Attire...umm adventurer's jump suit? Looks to be rugged and comfortable with no real armour to speak of. More of a don't get cuts and scrapes when you're tumbling around then combat protection. Well besides the back of the hands and the tops of the feet/ankle area which has some armour. Maybe the whole suit is impact/puncture/energy resistant? Temperature regulation? Radiation proof? Chameleon like colour changes?

Like pew pew... :)

She has what seems to be a techno-pistol as her main weapon, we have seen it in a lot of art already and it has blue muzzle flashes but if that means kinetic or energy yet i dont know. Her secondary pistol is a real stand out from all of the other equipment aesthetics we've seen so far which is one of the reasons i think it could be from the previous Navasi. Her melee weapon looks very utilitarian but maybe is a vibro-blade just to be more spacey... there is at least one piece of art though depicting her with what looks kind of like a cinquedea that is fairly elaborate and looks much more Pathfinder than Starfinder. Possibly an ancient treasure preserved by its magic into the far future?

Her suit has enough added plates for her ankles, legs/knees and forearms/elbows that i wouldnt be surprised if it was all part of some soft armor, probably the equivalent of light or a chain shirt in space. what has surprised me much more is that none of the iconics seem to be wearing armor that can be environmentally sealed. The Ysoki had a gas mask at one point and that is the closest any of them have gotten as far as what i have seen. I wonder how such things will be handled in the system and setting, i had been toying with the idea of a character who is something of a control freak and prefers to stay in a vac suit due to being able to tune every facet of its sealed environment.


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Swashbuckles wrote:
Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.

Desna and Cayden had a kid? Can you imagine Cayden as a parent?


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Swashbuckles wrote:
Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.

While not a core deity of Starfinder, according to James Sutter, Cayden is still alive. Although he did say that he might have passed out. You'd think a god would find a way around getting black out drunk. I can only assume this means that alcohol is more powerful than the gods. All hail beer, the greatest of the gods.


Cool!


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Torbyne wrote:
Swashbuckles wrote:
Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.
Desna and Cayden had a kid? Can you imagine Cayden as a parent?

Yes. In fact, I'd say that I have seen far too many drunken parents in my lifetime.


Swashbuckles wrote:
Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.

"famous for taking mortal form" lends some credence to that too...


Torbyne wrote:
Lemartes wrote:

So let's talk about her gear.

Weapons I'm guessing a flame gun and an energy pistol of some type, several grenades and short sword which looks to have a wooden handle.

Is the sword a regular sword? Mono-Edged, magic, energy, vibro etc?

Attire...umm adventurer's jump suit? Looks to be rugged and comfortable with no real armour to speak of. More of a don't get cuts and scrapes when you're tumbling around then combat protection. Well besides the back of the hands and the tops of the feet/ankle area which has some armour. Maybe the whole suit is impact/puncture/energy resistant? Temperature regulation? Radiation proof? Chameleon like colour changes?

Like pew pew... :)

She has what seems to be a techno-pistol as her main weapon, we have seen it in a lot of art already and it has blue muzzle flashes but if that means kinetic or energy yet i dont know. Her secondary pistol is a real stand out from all of the other equipment aesthetics we've seen so far which is one of the reasons i think it could be from the previous Navasi. Her melee weapon looks very utilitarian but maybe is a vibro-blade just to be more spacey... there is at least one piece of art though depicting her with what looks kind of like a cinquedea that is fairly elaborate and looks much more Pathfinder than Starfinder. Possibly an ancient treasure preserved by its magic into the far future?

Her suit has enough added plates for her ankles, legs/knees and forearms/elbows that i wouldnt be surprised if it was all part of some soft armor, probably the equivalent of light or a chain shirt in space. what has surprised me much more is that none of the iconics seem to be wearing armor that can be environmentally sealed. The Ysoki had a gas mask at one point and that is the closest any of them have gotten as far as what i have seen. I wonder how such things will be handled in the system and setting, i had been toying with the idea of a character who is something of a control freak and prefers to stay in a vac suit...

A status like weapon such as a cinquedea I suppose fits a captain.

I totally missed that piece of art.

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pixierose wrote:
Plausible Pseudonym wrote:
I'm not sure why several people have referred to her as "communist." There's nothing communist in her description.
Quote:
Navasi still believes in freedom for all, spreading the wealth, and taking plutocrats down a peg—but she also knows the value of earning credits, and takes pride in the ability to take care of herself and her crew (though she still has a sometimes inconvenient tendency to empty her pockets for those in need).
The freedom part is entirely negating alone, there's nothing here about using violence to assign people to bureaucratically determined jobs and ban the ability to freely cooperate outside that system.
I think you are working under an extremely narrow and biased view of communism. "Violence to assign people to beuareactically determined jobs" isn't inhernet in communism. Not to say that it hasn't occured in "communist nations."(but also occurs on a much more subtler level in capitalism). People see in her the idea of the redistribution of wealth from the privilieged owners of industry to the poor and disenfranchised.

Please don't romantize communism. Millions suffered because of it, including my family.


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Archmage Variel wrote:
Swashbuckles wrote:
Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.
While not a core deity of Starfinder, according to James Sutter, Cayden is still alive. Although he did say that he might have passed out. You'd think a god would find a way around getting black out drunk. I can only assume this means that alcohol is more powerful than the gods. All hail beer, the greatest of the gods.

So, if we include Weydan, we now know that the Starfinder core 20 are:

1. Pharasma
2. Abadar
3. Iomedae
4. Sarenrae
5. Desna
6. Urgathoa
7. Zon-Kuthon
8. AI God (has the name been revealed yet?)
9. Weydan
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

So, we still don't know who 11 of the gods are yet, huh? But, we do know about Xenowardens (space druids), so I wonder what "nature god" they might worship since we know Gozreh didn't make it?

I'll wager that some of the these empty slots will be existing gods or powers that were not a part of the core 20 from Pathfinder, like Besmara, Brigh, Sun Wukong, or an ascended demon lord, angel, or maybe even a great old one... or two or three.


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Ashanderai wrote:
Archmage Variel wrote:
Swashbuckles wrote:
Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.
While not a core deity of Starfinder, according to James Sutter, Cayden is still alive. Although he did say that he might have passed out. You'd think a god would find a way around getting black out drunk. I can only assume this means that alcohol is more powerful than the gods. All hail beer, the greatest of the gods.

So, if we include Weydan, we now know that the Starfinder core 20 are:

1. Pharasma
2. Abadar
3. Iomedae
4. Sarenrae
5. Desna
6. Urgathoa
7. Zon-Kuthon
8. AI God (has the name been revealed yet?)
9. Weydan
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

So, we still don't know who 11 of the gods are yet, huh? But, we do know about Xenowardens (space druids), so I wonder what "nature god" they might worship since we know Gozreh didn't make it?

I'll wager that some of the these empty slots will be existing gods or powers that were not a part of the core 20 from Pathfinder, like Besmara, Brigh, Sun Wukong, or an ascended demon lord, angel, or maybe even a great old one... or two or three.

It just occurred to me that we need the next Paizo blog to be a Top 20 countdown style article on the gods of Starfinder. Who will get the top spot this week?!

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I'm going to step in here and put the brakes on the train wreck that is going on here. I've removed a bunch of posts, replies and comments on posts and some random derailments that got out of hand. If you have a burning desire to recover the text of a lengthy posts, please email community@paizo.com. Jessica's post sums it up nicely and should be considered the guideline for how to continue the thread.

Jessica Price wrote:

It would be nice if this thread about the blog post didn't devolve, like threads about characters who aren't straight white men are wont to do, into an argument about whether representation is necessary.

I think it's fairly clear that the creative staff believes it is necessary, and that's not going to change. Allowing the thread to become solely about whether it's okay that Navasi's in a romantic relationship with a woman is, whether intentionally or not, ensuring that same-sex relationships continue to be treated as abnormal, and characters in them aren't allowed to be about anything but their sexuality.

So I suggest moving on and ignoring further attempts at such derailment.


Ashanderai wrote:
Archmage Variel wrote:
Swashbuckles wrote:
Did anyone else notice Weydan kind of rhymes with Cayden? Just sayin'.
While not a core deity of Starfinder, according to James Sutter, Cayden is still alive. Although he did say that he might have passed out. You'd think a god would find a way around getting black out drunk. I can only assume this means that alcohol is more powerful than the gods. All hail beer, the greatest of the gods.

So, if we include Weydan, we now know that the Starfinder core 20 are:

1. Pharasma
2. Abadar
3. Iomedae
4. Sarenrae
5. Desna
6. Urgathoa
7. Zon-Kuthon
8. AI God (has the name been revealed yet?)
9. Weydan
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

So, we still don't know who 11 of the gods are yet, huh? But, we do know about Xenowardens (space druids), so I wonder what "nature god" they might worship since we know Gozreh didn't make it?

The A.I. god's name has, at least for now, been revealed as triune (although I haven't seen it spelled out and am only doing it as I would guess it would read in the english language). There also seemed to be some hinting that triune was comprised of multiple a.i., and that multiple races worked in conjunction in order to create it. It is also the reason we have access to the Drift.


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Okay, so if we update it with Triune's name, the Starfinder core 20 list goes like:

1. Pharasma
2. Abadar
3. Iomedae
4. Sarenrae
5. Desna
6. Urgathoa
7. Zon-Kuthon
8. Triune
9. Weydan
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

We still know less than half of the gods that will end up in Starfinder's core 20.

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Faelyn wrote:
In regards to the story, I really like how she took on her deceased friend/lover/whatever's identity. In my opinion that is a very subtle way of bringing to light Navasi's thoughts of self-identity. She is willing to basically cast aside her very identity not simply to just avoid being captured, but to honor this person that held such an important place in her heart.

Sorry, this also seemed more "Dread Pirate Roberts" to me...

JoelF847 wrote:

The end of the story is actually creepier to me if Navasi and her friend were romantically involved. I didn't read it that way at all, but seeing the thread it seems a lot of people do. If your great friend dies valiantly saving you and you emulate how they look, that's honoring them. If you start changing your appearance to look just like your dead lover, that crosses over into creepy.

Creepy is generally good for a fictional character, but viewing the story that way, I'm not sure I'd want to hang out with Navasi if I ever learned that she's trying to look like her dead lover. That's a bit Single White Female

That perspective DOES take on the creep vibe...but "As you wish"

The important thing to remember is that this is a game. Iconics/Pregens are just easily re-skinnable toons when used in play. Play them how you will, back story is easily ignored or explored depending on a person's preference and imagination.

I've never read anything which stated or even suggested an iconic's sexuality to me even on the Pathfinder side, but I've never cared. It is unimportant to my game...I didn't even read it in this character's.


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I've never read anything which stated or even suggested an iconic's sexuality to me even on the Pathfinder side, but I've never cared. It is unimportant to my game...I didn't even read it in this character's.

You obviously need to read more pathfinder comics. No really, they're really great (Though I wish someone would release translations to those runic letters that the arcane casters in the comics use. I'd love to use something like that in roleplay.).


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In just the short blurb above, they baked in a huge amount RP potential. She comes off as a fun good-natured scoundrel, a proper Robin-Hood type.

I'm a little sad we didn't get more detail about OGNavasi, because seeing her through neoNavasi's lens makes her more into a mythological figure than a standalone character in her own right. A shining example of righteousness to bring neoNavasi out of her misguided ways. At the end of the day, I guess its neoNavasi's story...

Some questions that are bugging me:
What is the purpose of the poncho?
Why discovery and equality for Weydan? (Very disparate domains. I feel like the main niche served by both these aspects is that of discovering new aliens and bringing them into the Pact as equal members, which hardly seems like something a god champions as their primary goal)
Is it really that hard to locate someone on Absalom station that Navasi's hair and eye color change hides her from two factions out to find her? (Its easy enough to find people in TODAY's digitally enabled world, much less one with greater technology and magic to boot)
Can Navasi get a Speak with Dead to chat with Navasi? (I really want to know which magics survived the Gap) :>

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Removed post and replies. We are 100% done using various subsets of the population as bludgeons to question a non-heterosexual background narrative for a character. Previous posts have done a reasonable job covering why representation is important and this is not the appropriate place for further discussion about the if's, should's and but-what-about's.


That background made me very excited to play in the Starfinder world.


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Paladinosaur wrote:
pixierose wrote:
Plausible Pseudonym wrote:
I'm not sure why several people have referred to her as "communist." There's nothing communist in her description.
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Navasi still believes in freedom for all, spreading the wealth, and taking plutocrats down a peg—but she also knows the value of earning credits, and takes pride in the ability to take care of herself and her crew (though she still has a sometimes inconvenient tendency to empty her pockets for those in need).
The freedom part is entirely negating alone, there's nothing here about using violence to assign people to bureaucratically determined jobs and ban the ability to freely cooperate outside that system.
I think you are working under an extremely narrow and biased view of communism. "Violence to assign people to beuareactically determined jobs" isn't inhernet in communism. Not to say that it hasn't occured in "communist nations."(but also occurs on a much more subtler level in capitalism). People see in her the idea of the redistribution of wealth from the privilieged owners of industry to the poor and disenfranchised.

Please don't romantize communism. Millions suffered because of it, including my family.

Millions have suffered because of capitalism, including my family. It's an economic theory, and many believe in it. This isn't about "romanticizing" anything—it's about a character who believes in an economic ideal of equality.

Of course, others will see her as a libertarian. That's...a perspective. I've never regarded libertarianism as particularly egalitarian in practice, but that's my personal opinion on the matter. I'm not going to demand that libertarians not "romanticize" their theories on how things work.


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Maybe we could shuffle additional economic/government and inclusion discussions off into separate new Starfinder threads? New threads are real easy to make and would have more breathing room for constructive, in-depth discussion.


So does I noticed a band on Navasi's left arm that looks like some fort of small wearable computer. Because it is so close to the head, maybe some sort of communication device? Thoughts?

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From what little I've seen (made up in my head?), Weyden feels like a version/synthesis/outgrowth of Greyhawk's brother gods of travel and the stars, Pharlangn the Wanderer and Celestian the Star-Traveler.


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Will she be voiced by Jennifer Hale?


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


tries to sound out Weydan, and it keeps sounding 'Whedon' to him. Does FreeholdDM know?

...

sounds it out

...Hey...


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Millions have suffered because of capitalism, including my family. It's an economic theory, and many believe in it. This isn't about "romanticizing" anything—it's about a character who believes in an economic ideal of equality.

An economic ideal of equality enforced through political control and repression. As soon as you let people decide what to do with their own lives, "from each according to his abilities," isn't possible, it's "what each chooses to do in return for compensation he considers adequate," which, alas, isn't going to provide "to each according to his need." That need, incidentally, always decided by someone else. Take it or leave it.

I guess it's just a weird coincidence that all communist societies have required secret police, political prisons, mass murders of the preceding political class, a certain degree of ongoing murders of dissidents, and sharp limits on emigration to even minimally function.

Navasi seems more moral and smarter than that, good for her.

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