Board 8 > Scarlet Ranks 52 Characters from 52 Sessions of the DCRPG Campaign: Part II

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scarletspeed7
03/16/23 3:04:36 PM
#1:


We continue where we left off, with #19 just on the horizon!

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ScareChan
03/16/23 3:09:45 PM
#2:


Tala was going to be my neck pick

as for the hint for 19 going with Attrocitus

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scarletspeed7
03/16/23 3:14:36 PM
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#19 - Atrocitus
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Rage is borne too often from tragedy, and if anyone knows injustice in this universe, it would be the beings of Sector 666. After the Guardians' first policing corps of the universe, the Manhunters, went absolutely stark-raving mad, an entire sector found itself the victim of something so massive, so unimaginably heinous and widespread, xenophobia as a concept is too narrow in its scope to describe it. Few worlds saw any survivors after years and years of war between the Guardians and their creations. On Ysmault in particular, one being gestated in his rage, incubated in the boiling blood of his entire race. Biding his time, waiting, anger bubbling and bubbling until it boiled over.

And from the rage of the crimes inflicted against Sector 666, Atrocitus was born.

Our party - particularly Bloodfruit and Data 7 - seemed quite enamored with Atrocitus when they met him. The leader of the Red Lantern Corps may be in possession of a frightening visage and dominating personality, but he was well-spoken, fluent in the dialogue of what equality and peace was, favoring a universe unburdened by the malfeasance of the Guardians' oversight. This struck a chord in particular after a tour of Ysmault - the Red Lantern homeworld - revealed so many beings like Atrocitus - once broken by grief, now empowered by the idea of revenge. This concept of vengeance fuels Atrocitus' Corps - and oftentimes, vengeance can be conflated with the idea of justice. For so many party members, the conflict of the Red Lanterns' primary purpose - to wipe the Green Lantern Corps from the universe stands in stark contrast with the dream of justice realized, and the complexity of this tenuous alliance has played a different role in each PC.

The various facets of how to view Atrocitus' very gray morality has been a treat to witness in each PC's decisions. As we march further forward in the War of Light, I highly suspect that Atrocitus and his edicts will continue to have a starring role in every decision throughout the space-based quarter of the campaign, and I look forward to that. After all, sometimes you just get mad as hell, and you can't take it anymore.

Hint: Violets aren't blue.

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ScareChan
03/16/23 3:18:09 PM
#4:


I knew very little of the Lantern Corps before hitting space, but I would have guessed that Red would not be someone we would even consider working with and thus far it has had the most support outside of Green.

This one is probably Indigo-1

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HanOfTheNekos
03/16/23 3:22:05 PM
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Atrocitus more like atrocious what a jerk

ScareChan posted...
I knew very little of the Lantern Corps before hitting space, but I would have guessed that Red would not be someone we would even consider working with and thus far it has had the most support outside of Green.

We'll see if that holds after Ysmault 2 lol

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ScareChan
03/16/23 3:32:43 PM
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Well it's going to hold for me at least until we do Bleez's session

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hombad46
03/16/23 3:48:17 PM
#7:


I still need to decide where Spirit stands in this whole War of Light. He likes some Green Lanterns, but he hates the Guardians for sealing off Earth and making its problems worse. It reminds him of No Man's Land.

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TotallyNotMI
03/16/23 4:24:56 PM
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...I think Brennus' favorite Corps right now is Sinestro's?

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Johnbobb
03/16/23 7:12:40 PM
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Bloodfruit definitely connects with the Red Lanterns the most so far, mostly out of empathy. Most of their rage and hatred is kind of deserved, and she views them largely as people who are suffering and deserve our help.

When you compare it to the other big ones encountered so far, the Green Lanterns are nice but come off as authoritarian (not all of course, but the ones in charge), and the Sapphires seem almost parasitic, twisting love into something that feels dark and malicious. Starsa seems like a prime example of this, literally one of the most lovable characters in the campaign that only grows crueler and she seems to be corrupted by the influence of her planet

I like the Indigos a good bit too so far

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Inviso
03/16/23 8:00:00 PM
#10:


Pepper connects with the Indigos thus far...but somewhere deep down, the Yellows resonate most with her.

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Cody11533
03/16/23 8:55:35 PM
#11:


scarletspeed7 posted...
The leader of the Red Lantern Corps may be in possession of a frightening visage and dominating personality, but he was well-spoken, fluent in the dialogue of what equality and peace was, favoring a universe unburdened by the malfeasance of the Guardians' oversight.
Going off picture and name alone, I never would have predicted the Red Lanterns could be so reasonable.

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scarletspeed7
03/16/23 9:19:38 PM
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Hey, he's totally peace-loving, when you consider that peace comes at the bloody, violent destruction of the Green Lanterns and all who oppose the destruction of the Green Lanterns.

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Cody11533
03/16/23 9:37:39 PM
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And that's more reasonable than I expected from him!

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Zigzagoon
03/16/23 9:45:58 PM
#14:


I like Green and Red the most. (Currently)

What do?

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Cody11533
03/16/23 10:27:04 PM
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Become color blind?

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Zigzagoon
03/16/23 10:39:58 PM
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I'm half-way there.

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HanOfTheNekos
03/16/23 10:45:05 PM
#17:


Johnbobb posted...
Bloodfruit definitely connects with the Red Lanterns the most so far, mostly out of empathy. Most of their rage and hatred is kind of deserved, and she views them largely as people who are suffering and deserve our help.

When you compare it to the other big ones encountered so far, the Green Lanterns are nice but come off as authoritarian (not all of course, but the ones in charge), and the Sapphires seem almost parasitic, twisting love into something that feels dark and malicious. Starsa seems like a prime example of this, literally one of the most lovable characters in the campaign that only grows crueler and she seems to be corrupted by the influence of her planet

I like the Indigos a good bit too so far

You're leaving out the bit where the Reds are genocidal.

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Johnbobb
03/16/23 10:55:18 PM
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HanOfTheNekos posted...
You're leaving out the bit where the Reds are genocidal.
I have yet to see the Red genocide anyone

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HanOfTheNekos
03/16/23 10:56:31 PM
#19:


"Our goal is to kill all the Green Lanterns"

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Johnbobb
03/16/23 11:13:49 PM
#20:


More often than not the wording is "eliminate the green lanterns" or "destroy the corps"

Which strikes me as more anarchist than genocidal

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 12:06:56 AM
#21:


Johnbobb posted...
More often than not the wording is "eliminate the green lanterns" or "destroy the corps"

Which strikes me as more anarchist than genocidal
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Cody11533
03/17/23 12:09:44 AM
#22:


scarletspeed7 posted...
The various facets of how to view Atrocitus' very gray morality has been a treat to witness in each PC's decisions.


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Fastbreak
03/17/23 12:12:25 AM
#23:


Hey now

They let us decide which of our green Lantern friends had to die when we first met, which also meant they let us choose one to live

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 12:16:20 AM
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Fastbreak posted...
which also meant they let us choose one to live

Scar specifically said that Tanakata-Z would have died without our influence!

I think there's a shoe to drop about the Reds.

Scar has also said he wanted to make sure that the "good" Corps are presented as problematic, and that the "bad" Corps are presented as more sympathetic and understandable.

So we've got sympathy for the Reds. But if you're results oriented, then you understand that wanton murder for the sake of tearing down a police Corps that has explicitly been prevented from using lethal force is perhaps a little more than misguided.

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WickIebee
03/17/23 12:16:41 AM
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Yeah, if only the Star Sapphires were so generous. We all know what they'll do when Carol and Starsa learn about Saoirse and Hal.

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scarletspeed7
03/17/23 12:17:22 AM
#26:


Jingle jingle jingle

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scarletspeed7
03/17/23 12:29:01 AM
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#18 - Indigo-1
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The face of compassion is a relentless, ruthless, murderous psychopath, the killer of Arin Sur, mind manipulated by a ring so that almost nothing of the original individual remains. Nok klek Abin Sur. Welcome to Zatanna 2.0.

Indigo-1, despite only having three sessions under her belt, walked a very interesting narrative arc, a major component of it spearheaded by Pepper. But I would be remiss to say the other PCs didn't play a crucial role in her evolution, from Xander to Data to Bloodfruit. The Indigo Lantern Tribe, of course, are the Lanterns of compassion, though compassion was not the watchword when it came to their creation and induction into this Corps. Instead, a warden, frightened of the most heinous criminals gathered under the roof of the facilities on his prison-planet, designed each Indigo Ring to overwrite the brain, carving out new neural pathways and flooding the old ones with pure resonant compassion as an emotional energy.

However, as the party reeled from this revelation, it was a lone act of forgiveness, inspired by Pepper Spray's words, that would forever change the course of this Corps forever. As Pepper attempted to demonstrate meaningful compassion to Indigo-1 while the rest of her allies fought for their survival around her, Liseth Vok heeded the words of Pepper and offered her mother's killer an embrace of forgiveness. Suddenly, the forced compassion of an unwanted ring was replaced with a rejuvenation to the very power battery of Nok itself, and true, meaningful empathy begin to fill this Corps with a new indigo light.

Indigo-1, as leader of the Indigo Tribe, now faces a critical decision for her people. With all prophecies pointing to a War of Light, what role will this newly revitalized Corps play? Those who gathered on Nok from our playerbase seem to have decided to put their full-throated support behind this Corps in metamorphosis, as well as their somewhat inscrutable leader. There's still complexity to be had there - including the fact that the warden has taken a critical role in the Corps' continued development despite his actions prior.

And some people still are higher on other Corps - like the red.

Should be interesting.

Hint: Stick to the branching paths.

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 12:51:29 AM
#28:


WickIebee posted...
Yeah, if only the Star Sapphires were so generous. We all know what they'll do when Carol and Starsa learn about Saoirse and Hal.

Nobody brought up the Star Sapphires!

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 1:08:56 AM
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I'll be honest, listening to the whole Nok session, I was thinking "all of this eeriness is being set up to make the Indigos look like they can't be trusted... but in the end, they'll be fine and it will be a swerve". I was wrong about that... and glad I was! I really liked the emergent plot with the Indigos and their form of compassion being through force. I also like that it unfolded in a compassionate way where they could embrace true kindness as opposed to conformity and the epitome of order.

One of the things I said in RP was: Each Corps wants to use their power to control. They just achieve it through different means."

The Indigos were about a sort of lobotomy - prevent negativity by forcing it out - but without it, I'm still not fully wrapped around them. I'm excited to see more. Reachworld choo choo

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Fastbreak
03/17/23 1:52:07 AM
#30:


HanOfTheNekos posted...
Scar has also said he wanted to make sure that the "good" Corps are presented as problematic, and that the "bad" Corps are presented as more sympathetic and understandable

I've tried to have Xander state, and be, as neutral as possible. There's a war on the horizon and you shouldn't throw lots in before you know who's actually fighting it. And I think stating that we're neutral parties has aided us somewhat in having some of these Corps that are rougher around the edges be a bit more welcoming to us.

While Xander may he very interested in what happens to several members of the Reds, his brief time with the yellow have also opened doors if potential. Spending time with Amon Sur has already shown he's more than meets the eye and there's a window to work with.

Like I think ultimately we want to build our own Corps by picking and choosing members of the existing ones that we get to care about -us-

Ultimately Xander just wants to save Trish -nodders-

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Zigzagoon
03/17/23 1:57:27 AM
#31:


Fastbreak posted...
Like I think ultimately we want to build our own Corps
It is time for the Diamond Lanterns to start...

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TotallyNotMI
03/17/23 8:03:01 AM
#32:


While Sinestro is Brennus' favorite right now, the Indigo's are MI's favorites.

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 8:13:25 AM
#33:


TotallyNotMI posted...
While Sinestro is Brennus' favorite right now, the Indigo's are MI's favorites.

I'm actually curious about this one - I didn't think you had opportunity to see either in action, excepting the small sliver of time that Soranik was a bad girl. What made you come around this way?

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TotallyNotMI
03/17/23 8:54:13 AM
#34:


HanOfTheNekos posted...
I'm actually curious about this one - I didn't think you had opportunity to see either in action, excepting the small sliver of time that Soranik was a bad girl. What made you come around this way?
Brennus is easily impressionable and on the fight against Ragnar he went with Soranik and Scutor! He liked both of them. And he likes Nero, weirdly enough.

For MI I've actually been reading your notes for sessions I'm not on lately (gasp) and really liked the story of the Indigo Lantern's origins, the guilt expressed and how things are moving forward for them.

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 8:55:45 AM
#35:


MI doesn't read!

I don't think Nero counts as a Sinestro Corps member... Yet? Well, either way, we'll meet them soon.


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TotallyNotMI
03/17/23 8:56:13 AM
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Also for Brennus, there hasn't been a lot of competition! He likes some Green Lanterns a lot but the Guardians fully make him uncomfortable. He loves Starsa but what he's heard about the rest of the Pink scares him. And he's yet to meet a Red iirc (I don't think Umaaral counts but if she didn't he wasn't a fan of her either)

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TotallyNotMI
03/17/23 8:57:11 AM
#37:


The biggest detraction from yellows right now is Ari... but again, impressionable Brennus. After some forced isolation with her who knows how he'll feel about her.

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 9:16:28 AM
#38:


I suppose "supervillain dad" does mean something different for Brennus.

I think so far, Star Sapphires have been the most unsettling, and Reds have been perhaps the most impractical. Yellows are sold as the most directly fascist.

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Zigzagoon
03/17/23 9:22:00 AM
#39:


I'm curious to see how everyone having different opinions and which ways we want to side won't turn into another Demon God Territory situation.

Perhaps it won't come to that, but I'm just waiting for the shoe to drop.

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scarletspeed7
03/17/23 9:39:21 AM
#40:


#17 - Lizzie Hexam
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Our mutual friend. Everybody hates Lizzie; after all, through deception, trickery and poisoned Turkish delight belonging to some poor, dead soul, she's managed to kidnap more than a dozen refugees and Checkmate members and send them hurtling towards an imaginary place for as-yet not entirely clear reasons. But for Lizzie Hexam, this path was put in place a long, long time ago, and carrying out each step of her mysterious plan might be merely performative now.

Lizzie Hexam should be fictional, very well might even actually BE fictional, but her perhaps taps into reality itself. By unveiling event after event through the train cars of the Story Line, Lizzie pushes a train northward through Darkseid-controlled Scottish territory. Inch by inch, story by story. When questioned, Lizzie rarely if ever provides answers. When confronted, Lizzie remains stone-faced and defiant. Make no mistake; the woman who pilots this one-way trip to the imagination is just as easily the villain of this tale as the hero - perhaps even moreso. With eyes ever aimed towards her destination, the sacrifices of the journey mean little at all to Lizzie. She has her reasons; she has her methods. Anything else is merely a stumbling block, an obstacle on the path towards Hogwarts.

As for the party's reactions to Lizzie, they've been almost uniformly those of hostility and anger. In particular, Saoirse has demonstrated a significant animosity towards her captor. In fact, the push and pull between begrudging subservience to Lizzie's demands and angry self-righteousness has really added another layer to Saoirse's personality. But there's also curiosity there as well, and learning the truth about her familiar Twiggy has put a little bit of conflict into Saoirse's mind - at least that seems to be the case through our first three sessions on the Railway to Hogwarts. Saoirse's natural inquisitive nature and unbridled curiosity has always weighed significantly on her own morality - and I think the entire party has become fascinated as to what great changes their every action has on the course of history.

As for Lizzie, the engines churn on, and the train lurches forward, pistons firing, stacks pumping steam - and if she gets her way, Lizzie Hexam's captives will propel her to the end of the Story Line... all the way to Hogwarts itself.

Hint: Our highest undrafted character made it to a staggering 16th place.

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 9:42:34 AM
#41:


Saoirse is emotional but also practical.

She doesn't want to do what Lizzie says and thinks she kind of sucks but can also recognize that Narrativa Obscura is a thing and that Lizzie presents a good opportunity.

I also like seeing how characters from the Unwritten play out in this world - it's making me want to reread the series.

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Zigzagoon
03/17/23 9:51:29 AM
#42:


Last undrafted character? Well that's gotta be Omar.

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ScareChan
03/17/23 1:27:13 PM
#43:


I love the Storyline. Lush keeps accidentally screwing with history and setting it on the course it was already on and it's the best.

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ScareChan
03/17/23 1:33:10 PM
#44:


Guess for this one is going to be Sadie Knight

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WarThaNemesis2
03/17/23 1:44:27 PM
#45:


Lizzie is absolutely nuts, but also we don't really have a choice but to play her game. I love it.

As for this...my gut says Piper?

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 2:04:03 PM
#46:


Nixonnoxin

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scarletspeed7
03/17/23 2:14:16 PM
#47:


War just likes Lizzie because Roz'etta got to see Inchie again.

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WarThaNemesis2
03/17/23 2:18:21 PM
#48:


Inchie, you better eats your beans...

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HanOfTheNekos
03/17/23 2:51:04 PM
#49:


Next wroteup

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TotallyNotMI
03/17/23 2:51:41 PM
#50:


powt2d

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