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Who is the best, or most famous martial/melee humanoid fighter in your setting, /tg/?
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>>43643017
Kevin
He is fearless and fast as a heart attack
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Dante, the man who discovered a technique that enables the use of very heavy weapons to fight golems, chariots, and other constructions. The technique involves spinning to get momentum going, and then to stop and begin moving it with your hands, making sure to not let go and keep it moving using its own weight.
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If a question like that was ever asked in-setting, the arguments would last for months and months and would probably end in a lot of duel-related deaths. Or a massive, wasteful tournament, depending on whether the Emperor wanted to know or not.
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>>43643505
>The technique involves spinning to get momentum going, and then to stop and begin moving it with your hands
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>>43643017
Depends on region, who you ask and time period.

Having a single person who is unanimously declared the GREATEST EVOR! very jarring.

Unless travel and communication is very fast and you hold regular and extremely popular fencing competitions.
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>>43643505
I hope this is a animebullshit setting.
Because that's the only excuse for using something that dumb.
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>>43643505
>The technique involves spinning to get momentum going, and then to stop and begin moving it with your hands
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>>43643017
Mr. Satan
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>>43643505
You don't deserve to use that name.
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>>43643017
No one, really.

If you can't use magic then you're completely irrelevant in any serious combat situation.
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Krom, leader of the Nation of Flies; the second largest tribe of Orcs on the Western Continent. Because he worships Orcus instead of Gruumish, he is blessed with glorious undead and bears mortal wounds all across his body. Seeing as he he believes that only the strongest warriors in the world should be allowed to add a new mortal body to his decaying body (it would squanted Lord Orcus' gift to let anyone just fun him through), he has mastered nearly all Martial weapons and has aaveritable encyclopedic knowledge of Martial magic to allow him the best offense and defense in the field of combat.

tl;Dr a level 19 orc death Knight of Orcus.
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>>43643554
>>43643744
You get the momentum going and then you start swirling it overhead like a lasso. A 30 pound object is too heavy for a regular person to simply move the entire thing at will with your hands, unless you're properly huge enough where it's basically a shortsword anyway.

>>43643709
Although there's traditional heavy knights who specialize in grappling and takedowns, there's also an old guy who is basically a Touhou boss. I love silliness and juxtaposition.
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>>43643017
A guy known as "The Farmer" because he doesn't really spread his actual name around and is, well, a farmer. His defining features are a wide-brimmed hat and the walking stick that is his weapon.
He doesn't even do anything special, just tends his fields and sells his produce in various towns, but anything and anyone who's tried to fuck with him get their ass thoroughly kicked.
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>>43643017
Dude, it's Wuxia, every goddamn beggar on the street will name you twenty of them.

Most INfamous, though, is Rudra, who once blew up a chunk of city so hard, it became a chi void.
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>>43643851
This is retarded
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>>43643851
Dude, you never go full retard.
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>>43643017
Probably the king of the desert nation.
Celestial blood, a life of training, and the best sword on the continent helps.
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>>43645484
Desert nation is shit.

Sincerely
The tundra nation
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There are a bunch! Raya, Big Hat, Gwynharwyf, Okosi, Fierce Iron Skeleton, Cleddyf the Fat, Rab Jant, Medusa IX Sapphire, Albina the Great, Ordswye and Aserlye, Drunken Haylaz, Mafdet.

All of them are famous and would claim to be the best fighter(s) in the universe. Gwynharwyf has the highest bodycount, so much so that there's a discipline of psychics who fight by forcing you to relive the ancestral memories of your forebears being slaughtered by her.
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>>43643505
Masso von manpotato, the father of bullshit warfare has just severed your supply lines and is laughing as the fullblown retard trying to use a chariot as a lasso rapidly starves to death
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Gladiator-hero elf who generally went by Silverbrook. Lived in a time pretty heavily dominated by magic so none of his feats tend to sound that impressive in historical context. Most of his comes from writing literally hundreds of fighting manuals and creating the idea of being an "adventurer" and wandering the world helping those in need.

Killed by his best friend and buried in a shallow grave. Then got moved to a huge gaudy tomb in a city that then renamed after him. Then his body got dug up and used to house an ancient horror from beyond the stars.

>>43643505
I'll try spinning, that's a good trick!
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Generally considered to be Gwynault, The White Gold King. Basically half King Arthur, half Julius Caesar, with heavy doses of The Emperor and Gwyn realized after the fact. He was a powerful immortal and son of the Sun, and is largely credited with the development of all forms of warfare in the West, though that may simply be hyperbole from his church. He was indisputably a grand master of every form of weapon, to levels well beyond human. He (or more specifically his apostles) founded a number of martial and philosophical schools that would eventually grow to become the Paladin orders, who are themselves world renown as asskickers extraordinaire.
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>>43645704
>Gwynharwyf has the highest bodycount, so much so that there's a discipline of psychics who fight by forcing you to relive the ancestral memories of your forebears being slaughtered by her.

>>43645969
>Then his body got dug up and used to house an ancient horror from beyond the stars.

These I like.
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>>43643017
The Archon, a folk hero deity with countless stories of every kind surrounding it, doesn't really count because its worshipers will say anything, but still a good fighter.

Then there's actual dude Roden Kastaine who founded a city-state full of his warriors and some disenfranchised peasants and was just a badass, when he died, his daughter Auguste took over. She's a much, much better general and leader than her dad, but he had Imperium, the ability to Command, which put very, very simply is minor reality warping fundamental to himself and let him to do all kinds of bullshit.
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>>43643017
Are we assuming no magic/supernatural stuff of any kind at all? Or only that they're all about dem swords and their usage, and any supernatural stuff is a direct continuation of that?

So, essentially, is my answer allowed to go all weeaboo? Because otherwise I have no answer, since warriors intuitively learn magical applications to their skills due to living in a fantasy world that very much operates on the principles of magic. When they get good, they start seeing all kinds of hints of supernatural as they fight, and how that might be utilized. It usually boils down to nothing more than doing an implausible flavorful warrior trick at one point, and then refining it into a repeatable skill. Like with warriors of real life legends who do all sorts of ridiculous and resourceful shit to win. Not always though, some go way more flagrant than others.
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>>43645813
I am not supposed to be laughing this hard in the night
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>>43643017
There is no best in my setting. Just like real life, there is always somebody who is on par with you.
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>>43646993

This is technically impossible. Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world at the moment, and no known man is faster.

There's always going to be someone who is technically a bit better, but most of the time we cannot actually get them lined up well enough to compare them down to minute differences. But still, that doesn't change the fact that there is logically someone who is better than all the others at something.
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A giant crab man.
He threw a mountain.
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Pel, Who Bit The Sun

Legendary figure among goblinoids, ascended to a goblin hero god. He supposedly is the reason the world has eclipses now.
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>>43646993
That's not how things works. There is always someone who is the best at something. Likely they won't stay the best forever, but competitions exist for a reason.
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>>43645565
Tundra nation is still a desert nation
Sincerely, Everyone Else
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>>43643017
Few know his name, though it was said he fought whole armies of demons with but a wooden rake and won. Those who do not call him "Demon-Slayer" or "Savior" call him "White-Cap," for the one detail everyone remembered of his appearance is that he wore a close-fitting white hat on all occasions.
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>>43643017
El Tigre Magnifico, technico supremo. His veins burn with the Tiger Force that lies at the core of all beings.

Lord Graviton, the co-leader of our team and the one trying to turn us to being villains instead of somewhat heroic mercenaries, decided that a luchadore was too ridiculous to stand in our way. He wanted a heroic notch on his belt too, to prove that he should be the sole leader. Graviton controlled density and used that to fake increasing gravity.

He found out that El Tigre was hosting a charity benefit for orphans and thought that he might as well catch the luchadore off guard. So he bided his time, made sure we were busy elsewhere, and went off to show the world he had stones, taking three attack drones and two 'black hole' bombs (not really black holes, but enough to cause Tunguska events.).

By attacking a luchadore.

In front of orphans.

Orphans who worshipped him.

The resulting beatdown, on national television, lead to El Tigre being elevated from a national hero to a global one, solidifying him as the most famous (though probably not the most skilled) fighter on the planet.
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>>43647636
Supers game?
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>>43647636
>By attacking a luchadore.
>In front of orphans.
>Orphans who worshipped him.

This is, like, 10000 reasons he shouldn't be even a co-leader.

How could one mortal man commit a fuck-up of THAT magnitude.
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>>43648408
M&M.
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>>43648475
We ditched that character pretty soon after and set up a 'Superhuman security company' instead of becoming supervillains.
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>>43643017
Prince Rey of Rowena, despite being a "prince" he's a brute, with crude manners and a stoic character. He gets the bloodlust and goes mad felling friend and foe alike with his large bardiche, shrugging off most attacks. Canute his close friend can usually calm him down from his rage. Wants to put aside his berserker tendencies to become a leader of men
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>>43648475
It's like the perfect storm of stupidity.
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>>43643918
What's a good system for Wuxia? I know there's Legends of the Wulin, but how good is it? Is there another system that does it better?
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Jiza, creator of the Liquid Sword style
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>>43643017
Mars, God of War. Just barely, however.
The Morrigan gives him a run for his money.
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>>43643017
Yoichi, a blind man who had a reputation as a master duelist with a single blade until he was cursed with blindness for his vanity.
Now he can't see his beautiful reflection in the blades of his swords anymore.
And he's gotten really, really good at his occupation to fill the void.
Challenging him involves putting your most prized possession on the line. He has a lot of trophies.
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Concrasso the Tempted.

Basically the bastard offspring of Lucius from 40k and Gregor Clegane from ASoIaF
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>>43643505
>>43643554
>>43643744
>>43645813
I would like to see Mario 64's title character use that technique to turn Bowser from a simple projectile into a WEAPON TO SURPASS THE METAL GEAR.
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>>43650577
Did someone say a weapon to surpass THE SHAGOHOD?
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>>43650577
Seeing how it's High Fantasy, there's a few.

Although he has no art, because SFW tanuki art is rare, Kanzo the Stunted comes to mind. Despite being a 4' raccoon thing, a mixture of grace and endurance made him singlehandedly toppled a squadron of minotaur champions who were mind controlled by a high elf wizard.
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>>43643017
This guy right here.
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>>43650500
Jizzer?
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>>43643017
That person is known simply as the 'simple soldier'. A unknown person of mysterious origins who appeared in the most combat ridden continent of the world long forgotten time and despite the ages has never once gone dark. No one knows where on the continent the soldier will appear and no one knows which side that soldier will join.

All that anyone knows is that the soldier has never once been defeated over the ages or even forced to a single draw and is seemingly immortal considering how long the soldier has been around. Those who met the soldier always noted how rarely that one speaks if doings only briefly, easily forgotten, and how humble he is. Without knowing one would never suspect that the single easily forgotten soldier that can be found anywhere is the figure of endless legendary many of which are for more factual then one would think. Whether it came to challenging gods, stopping archdemon led hellish invasions, and other amazing feats.

The simple soldier is arguably the best but is only the most famous on the single continent. Very few people actually know that one is in fact the best due to how relatively low key if active and never bothers to show off. As for other famous humanoid fighters there are quite a number of them and everyone knows at least a few of their names. Granted they are rather rare but over the ages their number has slowly grown. Too bad most of them never make to godhood or achieve immortality. Despite that though people still remember them.
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There are several, but two in particular stand out.

One is Kathas. He's a human who was favoured by the God of Battle for his mastery of all manner of weapons (but in particular his simple walking staff), but in a show of hubris (he took offense very, very easily) he came to challenge the God, since literally nobody else was anywhere near him.

The battle went for three days and three nights, ending predictably with the God winning, but he was simultaneously impressed with the skill and disgusted with the hubris. So he gave Kathas a blessing and curse, immortality. It was a blessing because Kathas was given a second chance and could continue to hone his skills forever against the day when he could finally best the God, and a curse because he can never die until he does best said God (but because it's the *God* of Combat, anything Kathas does the God can do better), and he was thrown down from the nation he ruled for his hubris, wandering the world as a peasant forever to teach him humility, while he learned and honed his skills from ALL the masters.

They've sparred many times since over the centuries, and are even on pretty good terms when Kathas isn't in one of his "I hate you" phases.

Kathas is also the source of "Kathas' hospitality" because he wandered around dressed like a traveling peasant. Basically a take off from sacred hospitality in Greece. You show kindness to strangers, because they might be Kathas and if he takes offense, you'll probably all die. He was ludicrously good. "Legends of cutting mountains in half with a swing" good.

The other guy is the current ruler of the Dwarven Confederacy. He's only good with axes and hammers, but damn is he good with them. But he's more in the realm of mortals than Kathas, who's basically godlike in skill.
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The Lady of Pain's flayings count as melee, right?
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>>43651839
This backstory is fucking retarded. How exactly is it a curse for a warrior to not to be able to die? How exactly is it going to teach him humility to live forever and keep honing his skills and learn all martial arts, ever?

If anything, that's gonna make him more proud. You literally call him godlike, and make a point of mentioning that he's so passive-aggressive that people attempting not to set him off by accident has created an unique brand of hospitality.

This is not humility and no person like that is ever going to learn humility, either. Either your god of battle is a retard, or you are.
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>>43643017
Well, there's emperor Kylorin, but i'd discount him because he's the most powerful mage around. In a straight up no-magic swordfight he'd be good, even great, but it's his knowledge of all spheres of magic that lets him adapt to any situation in combat, or augment himself supernaturally.
Generally, it depends on where you ask. The dark elves are of the opinion that the best way to fight is to do it through deception; aka assasinate. And there's no assassin more famous than Alazkan.
Meanwhile, the Doviello find any deceit disgusting; a warrior who wants to be seen as good or be famous must be able to wreck his opponent in a straight up duel. Lucius is the name of the most well-known fighter amongst them, though there could be someone superior.
Among the desert-dwelling Malakim, King Kain is probably the best fighter; but he's known just as much for his charisma.
Among the orcs, it's Orthus. As an earlier generation humanoid who does not age naturally, battle is generally the way to go when killing someone like that. And the orcs call him the "scourge of civilization" for a reason.
But the one who should take the cake is whoever is the best fighter amongst the Sidar, the so-called ghosts of the world. Unlocking secrets of eternal life came with costs, one of which is focusing on what makes you great to absurd levels; artists could make things that would make you weep, their sages could tell you secrets of the cosmos... and their fighters have never been bested.
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>>43652052
>expecting common sense from gods
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>>43645969
>killed by his beat friend

I'm not sure you know how friends work
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>>43651839
Do yourself a favour and remove this character fro your setting.
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>>43652052
>How exactly is it a curse for a warrior to not to be able to die?
Every so often he falls into "true love" and after she inevitably dies he goes back to cursing the god for a couple of centuries, plus a couple of suicide attempts that usually turn out badly (he just can't die, he still feels pain like anybody else, and doesn't heal any faster than anybody else) like trying to crush himself under a rockslide, which just led to him staying crushed, immobile, in pain, and unable to die for a hundred years. Eventually he gets over the death, and the cycle begins anew until he finds another one. He is blindingly good at combat, but he is not a smart man.

The god never gave a shit, he just wanted a sparring partner.
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>>43651839

This honestly sounds like you're trying way too much to make something "clever", and failing terribly.
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>>43652125
>I'm immortal and SAAAAAD!

Yeah, no. This is a terrible character.
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In terms of fighting prowess, Alma Cruz, the left hand leader of the Falangists. Though to be fair she's a ~12 foot tall alien, super strong and nigh indestructible. But she is humanoid so it technically counts.
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>>43652135
Like I said, he gets over it. Get him in a good century and he's fine, get him in a bad one and he's an edgelord.
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Victoria of Galm

Basically survived a couple large battles, the god of war partially out of spite for the god of death, decided to make her his chosen and imbued her with more power and trained with her. She now spends a lot of her time joining mercenary bands and fighting alongside them until she gets bored.
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>>43652187
Gizka?
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>>43652199
Oh god, the terrible waifubait is now a special snowflake Mary Sue in Song of Swords.

Fuck everything.
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>>43652216
SoS killer NPCs are all horrible people, I feel like it's kind of okay. The setting is actually rad, surprisingly.
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>>43652199
I don't know who that is.
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>>43652222

Sarah Gizka was a character that appeared in Riddle of Steel fecth threads. Basically, she was the OP's ridiculously overpowered waifu with an illogical and improbable backstory.

Can be summed up as "A small woman with a sword", followed by hearty masturbatory noises and someone shouting "SO AWSUM LOL" over jokes about weighted clothing and superpowers.

She actually died in a fecht thread, but TG drools after anything with tits (and many things without) so she's now an established super powerful snowflake character in Song of Swords, the spiritual successor game to Riddle of Steel.
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>>43652244
Nigga are you okay? You don't seem okay. She's like a tiny butch lesbian swordfighter mass murderer in the setting - it's not exactly waifubait.
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>>43643017
Indrajit
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>>43652252
Her origins are both shameful and sad, and speak very lowly of /tg/ and the people here. It's disappointing, really.
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>>43652252
Man, you don't even fucking know how hard that's waifubait around here.
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>>43652267
lol

Man her origins are plainly in the game that the people running the fecht threads, AKA the group that is making Song of Swords, had going on. She was ported from there to here but even if she hadn't been I imagine she would always have appeared in SoS. There are plenty of characters who were plainly coming to fruition in SoS - what about Sulla?

She's hardly waifubait - Eskarne is a better candidate for that. And she's just one of many skilled NPC fighters in the setting, most of whom are pretty awful people.
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Best swordsman or whatever is determined at the Tournament, at least in the eye of most of the nations. All combat styles are welcome, and the only rule is no magic. Tournament is held once every ten years.

Current title holder is a not!Spaniard who fights with a longsword and parrying dagger. The record is six times in a row. The one who won it that many times is actually still alive, but he's something like 80 years old and retired. In reality, there could be somebody on a distant frontier fighting against the Horde who's actually much better than the current champion, or whatever, but it's commonly accepted that he's the best or at least the best-known of the top warriors in the civilised world.
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>>43643017
Alive? If not..
Ras'az the Satyr, a cult leader of the.. Well, of the Satyr. A satyr is a corrupted and evil Faun, basically. He made the Satyr an actual race through conquering roughly 60% of the deep jungle the Faun lived in, and forcibly convert those Faun, Genghis Khan/Roman style. His bloodline ended in a mass slaughter, but the Satyr empire continued to expand and drive out the Faun, who are now people without a nation.
Doesn't help that he is recognized as a war god in the literal sense.
The best one that lives right now? Probably the current re-incarnation of said war god.
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>>43650577
Metal Gear?
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It's a toss-up between a few.

Diavai Hundred-Sword is one. She comes from a small island warrior nation that's basically all devoted to supernatural mastery of fighting, all the time. She was the only student of the only master of the highest discipline they had, the Hundred-Handed Sword. It's basically mind-over matter on a very high level, applied to swordsmanship, then literally broken. Basically, it works by being able to manifest the user's will, and then fragmenting their own ego to the point that they cease to be a person in combat. The end result is that you are not one, but countless warriors at once, all superimposed on each other, all originating from the same point, all carrying out different intents and actions. Fighting her means you are fighting a ten of her, or a hundred of her, or however many of her there will be at the time.

The downside is that this discipline basically destroys your ego and makes you a very, very small person, mentally speaking. She has almost no ambition or actual goals, and will never actually achieve anything. It's not exactly something people actually want to be able to do.

The other contender for the best is Caellan, a man whose left eye can discern all possible outcomes and branching futures of any straightforward, physical situation. Such as fights. He can basically savescum any fight endlessly in his mind instantly until he knows exactly how everything is going to play out, and how he's going to win. He looks ridiculously straightforward in a fight, always cutting into the exact heart of the matter - figuratively and literally.

Of these two, Caellan would lose in a duel (perceiving all possibilities of a fight doesn't do shit when all possibilities getting sworded to death), but he'd be able to survive many situations Diavai wouldn't. He's also the one who can actually achieve things in the world, and does. So, you know, ups and downs.
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>>43652370
Have you read The Scar by any chance, anon?
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>>43643017
Technically no one. Maybe the head of security if he's shown off some crazy krav maga or cqc or whatever, but otherwise it's all magical girls and boys.
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>>43652370
I read it after coming up with this, then felt that thing you always feel when you thought your idea was original and then someone else had already done it way better.

That feeling sucks, no matter how much you try to repeat the "There are no original ideas, everything has already been done" mantra to yourself.
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Emperor Palpatine.

I can say this because I'm playing a character in a Star Wars Rebellion era game. And Palpatine is alive.

Ergo, him.
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>>43652423
I'm assuming this is a reply to >>43652390

And personally I don't think The Scar does your idea exactly, it's just that the Possible Sword reminded me a bit of both of your great warriors' unique skills.

I wouldn't get heartbroken about something similar being done elsewhere, and I wouldn't get cut up about original ideas either - I have never actually bought into that manta very much but execution is always going to be the most important thing. I really like your ideas, if you couldn't tell. Those characters seem neat.
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>>43652425
>implying [It's Treason, Then] is more powerful than [Spinning, That's A Good Trick] or [A Certain Point Of View]
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>>43643017
Kahgahn. He roams the land restoring neglected shrines. He looks like an unassuming old man, he appears even a little demented but the walking stick he uses is well known. There's hundreds of different stories about where he got it. One is that it used to be a spear given to him by a demon with which he took many lives, and once having realized the depths of his damnation broke off the tip in a fight with that same demon before taking to wandering and repairimg shrines in hopes to make amends for his past misdeeds. Another is that it is a gift from the spirits to aid him in his duties as he repays them for returning his child to life many years ago. Another is that he stole it from a sleeping god and he performs good deeds in order to mask the stench of that old wrong and prevent the god from finding him and getting retribution on him. The truth is he's just a nice old man and it's just a regular old stick, he just happens to be a 20th level monk.
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>>43643017
You are OP. Only you.
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>>43652462
So you know about the secrets of high ground
mah windu
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>>43652008
Is just seeing her enough to get flayed?
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>>43652252
Tell that to everyone else in the SoS threads

Also she is sue as fuck
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>>43652370
>>43652390
There's also a guy in a China Mieville novel who has a sword that works in a similar way. He turns it on and the person he's fighting against explodes from being hit by dozens of sword strikes at once, although it seems to have a limited battery life.
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>>43643017
Pic related.
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>>43653805
You mean the China Mieville novel The Scar, the one anon mentioned?
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>>43654001
Oh, yeah, it's that one, I completely forgot the name of the book when I was thinking about it.
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>>43652370
Is the Hundred-Handed Sword a send-up of 'i charge and full attack, yawn' types of players? I mean, they're dumb, aimless and seem to have little ambition beyond getting through whatever fight woke them up.

Neat ideas in any case, new to me and so on.
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>>43651656
GZA
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>>43643017
While the upper class is revered for martial prowess, this is mostly about strategy and tactics. The currently favoured military aristocrat is a member of the ruling Triumvirate and has conquered a large and rich part of the East.
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Several, 4/7 godslayers were martial characters
>Hobogoblin Psywarrior 19, unarmed specialists. Snapped the Vile Nature Goddess neck, ending her ceaseless prattling forever. Currently defending cities from the mindless Elven hordes.

>Human Ordained Defender 20, a former worshiper of the God of Law, Justice, and Light. Abandoned his faith, when his god revealed a plan to irradiate free will. Rebelled when the gods began their plan to exterminate the intelligent races. Drove a sword through the chief gods heart. Basically the MVP in the war with the gods, fucked off to take care of his granddaughter cause her parents were killed by angels, just wants to make sure she grows up right and strong.

>Human Gunslinger 16, the youngest and "weakest" of the god slayers at the tender age of 26. Never misses, literally. Hot blooded and impulsive. Supposedly killed the gods of Sun, Moon, Sky, and Air with a single bullet.Currently engaged to a princess but still sleeps around and parties like an animal. Most likely to be found naked, hungover, and in a ditch.

>Lizardfolk Barbarian 20. The Lizardfolk were the last to rebel against the gods, being a deeply religious people. Killed the Elemental Titans, eradicating non alchemical elementals from the world. Currently meditating on the nature of the universe.


They're all equally famous, though people usually talk about the Gunslinger and Psywarrior because they actually do shit in public. I haven't deiced on names yet.
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>>43652157
This is a more realistic approach to it. I imagine that someone who was immortal would just go back and forth between emotional extremes depending on what happened to him at that particular point in time.
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>>43643505
Some people don't deserve to be called human

Like you
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Io von lux

he is a rapier wielder , and has high skills in chi-manipulation (walking up walls and soaring through the air)

he is not feared for his strength , but fast and agile enough that most cant even touch him in combat

he is believed to carry an artifact that gave him power in turn for his humanity , but even i dont know if thats true

pic related , it is our DMs concept art
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>>43656184
forgot pic
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>>43656198
This guy?
...This IS a guy, right?
I mean, um... what does your DM look like?
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>>43656198
Cute. Would fuck.
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Well, there's three contestants for that title.

One is Oathbreaker, an ancient lizardman. He was a bit of a Sue-ish DMPC and would have been really obnoxious if he wasn't a pretty funny dude. In our setting lizardmen don't die or even get weaker because of old age, though most of them never get very old because they tend to be a violent lot. So far, Oathbreaker has survived almost purely on being a tougher motherfucker than everyone else. His thick skin is carved with runes that, among other things, give him almost infinite stamina and an insane resistance to magic. Personality-wise, Oathbreaker is a bit of a parody on barbarian stereotypes. He's not too smart and he pretty much has three basic settings: Kill, fuck, and eat. We don't know his real name, but the party paladin took to calling him Oathbreaker after we hired him as a mercenary and he ran off with the money when the fight was just about to start because he didn't like our plan of attack, and the name stuck. He's easily my favorite of the three.

We don't know the name of the second guy either, but he's some rich fancy-pants human guy. We don't know much about him other than that he owes his life to the drow queen who was our BBEG for a while and in return became her willing ally/bodyguard/assassin/attack dog/butt slave/whatever. He's ridiculously fast and uses a fucking greatsword like it weighs nothing at all.

The third we haven't actually met, but we do know she's called Tarna the Hunter. She's basically the DM's Red Sonya expy and not terribly interesting beyond the fact that she has fought just about anything worth fighting and is still breathing. We got an opportunity to team up with her a long time ago but chose not to follow up on it because it sounded like an awful plan and we're not monster hunters so we were like fuck that.
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>>43643806
Your setting sounds like garbage.
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>>43656198
10/10 would fuck in edgy little butt.
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Everyone thinks it's the admiral/warlord currently commanding the Valse Navy, but only because they think everyone who's big and huge and the leader of a fuckhuge navy must be a literal god at hand to hand combat. Nobody has actually had to go head to head with her, so nobody knows she's pretty shit at it (because being the human equivalent of pic related doesn't give you ebin kung fu skills). Got a mean left hook though. The actual best fighter is a dude called Bob who chops wood all day all night.
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>>43656457
>judging something based on a single fact about it
I bet you're not very fun at parties.
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>>43656770
He's right, assuming your setting is for your standard RPG. It seems to utterly sideline any non-magical characters.
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>>43643017
Well, one of the most famous WAS a paladin called the vindicator.
Pretty much acclaimed for murder.
His reign of terror ended two days ago when an orc barbarian NPC rolled a natural 20 to throw the party's paladin at vindicator while he was flying (angelic aspect) to murder the party bard
100 fucking damage
rip in peace
pic related, it's vindicator's armour, which the party paladin promptly looted, along with the cape made of elf faces
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>>43656831
>along with the cape made of elf faces
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>>43651839
everyone else is shredding it, but I find the flavor of it interesting. I like it.
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>>43656820
>He's right, assuming your setting is for your standard RPG.
It isn't, it's a setting associated with its own system.

>It seems to utterly sideline any non-magical characters.
And one of the basic conceits of the system is that all PCs have full powered magic, so it's not really a problem.
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Marnag Golden-Foot, the greatest hero that ever lived.
There are a shit ton of festivals dedicated to him.
He was also a fucking dumbass who is basically responsible for undead existing because he ripped a hole in the gates of the underworld in order to resurrect his best-friend.
>It didn't work too well

Some shit he did like 700 years ago
>Killed a Roc and roast it over a volcano, creating the holiday Thunderfeast, which is basically NotThanksgiving
>Cut off the head of an immortal giant, creating the Neckgash River and the Giant's Head Mountains
The players recently killed the Giant's Head, Gortis
>Fought a troll unarmed (trolls regenerate stupidly fast and are twice the size of a human) and won
>Chucked a spear so hard that it killed 10 men before impaling the last one to the top of a cliff (the spear and skeleton are still there)
>Carving a new river because he wanted his palace to have a waterfall
This involved kidnapping a water-spirit and forcing it to do his bidding.
>Lost his right foot to a Dragon (implied to be the dragon that now serves as the dwarf metropolis' banker) while trying to steal a shit ton of gold
>Getting that foot replaced with a magic prosthetic, hence his moniker
>>The name also refers to the fact that, like all high level adventurers, Marnag is a walking economic disaster
>Aforementioned journey to the Underworld
>Sieging the orc capital of Demon's Rock with 6 other dudes and winning
>Stealing the Flame of Inspiration from Gruzrud and fucking off to the land beyond the sunset

He's back now and is taking on the aspect of the god of the end of the world in order to, surprise, end the world.
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>>43656919
Rule #1 of /tg/: Everyone always assumes D&D is the only RPG that exists and will use it as a yardstick to judge everything else with regardless of whether it's even slightly related.
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>>43643017
Well my setting is as big as Eurasia (and mosty modeled after it) and not only communication is at dark ages levels, there are also several hard obstacles to exchange between East and West. The most renowned 'martial humanoid fighter' is Gabriel, who is considered as a Messiah by a certain nation and acknowledged as their greatest saint by most of the other nations that share that same religion, for having defeated the embodiement of evil and sin many centuries ago.

...While actually he received his powers by nine of twelve powerful guardians of the world, and the entity he defeated was actually created by what came back after the other three tried to come back from the dead.
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>>43656856
The player cast detect evil. I rolled. It's a good magic item.
So now I have to get a reason and enchants for that.
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Dedante the Immortal. Who isn't actually particularly good at fighting, but can't be killed and wields a sword so heavy it can only be wielded by the man who can rapidly regenerate his muscles as they're destroyed by the strain.
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>>43643017
Swordsman Ultra, Strain A.

The proto-swordsman. No one knows who he was, or what his rank was. He wasn't even that special. He was just very good at fighting with swords. The best man the old Rat-Pac scholastic command had with them, anyway. So they copied his soul. One of the big technological pushes, that was. Swordsman Ultra was one of the earliest copies they ever made -- just a few memories, impressions, but it was enough. They were mass-produced and sluiced into the animatic pulp of war. His souls were pressed into every new enhanced or vat-grown Rat-Pac soldier in the long war. Quicker than training them, telling them how to hold a sword and buckler, how to knock a Tider's front teeth out with a rifle's butt. Soldiers were born or reborn already knowing how to guard, and strike, when to fight and when to flee. It gave the Rats quite an edge, until the Tide worked out that despite his skill, Swordsman Ultra still had a few weaknesses. And now the entirety of the Rat-Pac army did too. The Rat-Pac scholastics learned the value of multiple strains real fast after that.


Thoughts? I'm worried this setting is turning too grimdark, although this *is* meant to be in the middle of a magical WWI/nuclear holocaust.

>>43656919
Then that's absolutely fine. I'm guessing the original anon fell for >>43657032.
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>>43657032
Yeah, that's one of the reasons I don't come here all that often. I don't really play D&D (or adventuring fantasy in general) these days.
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>>43643505
Are you literally 12?
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>>43656607
>fetish bait
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>>43643851
>I love silliness and juxtaposition.
You love shitty anime bullshit is what you love.
>You get the momentum going and then you start swirling it overhead like a lasso.
Angular momentum =/= momentum. And getting something spinning isn't going to be much easier than manipulating it directly, and could potentially be a lot harder.
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>>43643820
>squanted
??
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>>43657189
I like it and wish for more information.
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>>43656198
Hmmm...

Never played a flashy swashbuckler duellist before.
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In my setting, OP, one of the most famous fighters is known as Gell. In one session, he advanced four levels and could throw a hammer so hard that the sound of it piercing the sound barrier shattered a skeleton made of even more skeletons the size of a guard tower.

On his shoulder, there was one ranger, a Gnome, with the equivalent to three crossbows melded into one strapped on his back. Her name was lost to the sands of time.

Ah, that oneshot campaign was fun.
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>>43656198
oh my...
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>>43657577
Dude in my game did. He tried to make a pirate (emphasis on tried), and also tried to make it an aquatic campaign.
He got pissy and dropped the character because I kept throwing crit immune creatures at them, and it was made to crit.
But I think swashbucklers are actually pretty cool if you know how to do them.
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>>43643017
>Who is the best, or most famous martial/melee humanoid fighter in your setting, /tg/?

Stephanio of House Esperanza, whose Eight Verse Canticle allowed Humanity a major victory against the belligerent armies of the Abyssal Dragons and their vassals during the second age.

Initially it looked grim. Humans lacked the sheer physical prowess of dragons aor demonic power of the Warlock Hegemony in their service. Ser Stephanio however taught them how to master their √Član Vital, the innate power of Life and Will, thus scoring victory against victory, provided the warriors in question had the unbreakable desire to persevere in the face of even the most devastating circumstances.

He eventually fell - if by treachery as his followers say, or simply in battle as others believe is uncertain - but his legacy continues on, making humans the dominating force on the face of the earth.

And this, my dear children, is why we do no longer fear dragons today.
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>>43657634
>He got pissy and dropped the character because I kept throwing crit immune creatures at them, and it was made to crit.

You could have thrown the nigga a bone. Its kinda like surprising the fire elementalist with the fact that the game is set on the sun.
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>>43657662
>You could have thrown the nigga a bone. Its kinda like surprising the fire elementalist with the fact that the game is set on the sun.
I had planned to, but he had dropped it by the time the party reached that point.
The main problem was that I needed monsters that could realistically survive 2000+ years locked in one place. Not a lot that aren't crit immune.
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>>43657730
>The main problem was that I needed monsters that could realistically survive 2000+ years locked in one place.

Normal monsters locked in stasis as food/biological test subjects/whatever/breeding stock for Deep Ones?

Ah well, far too late eitherway.
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>>43657774
>Normal monsters locked in stasis as food/biological test subjects/whatever/breeding stock for Deep Ones?
...that could work. Would definitely change the encounters from being 75% construct/undead/outsider
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>>43657534
S-sure, anon. I'll give you an overview of the war.
You want to know about the red war? I'll tell you.

Why it started doesn't matter. Oh, they had their reasons -- land, people, trade, even ideology. Liberty against equality, cold rationalism against blind faith. But those are normal things; human things. What matters is what happened next.

The march of progress does not stop for war. These great powers had discovered sciences far beyond what any mind has right to know. Great metal engines of war marched to the beat of cannons. Caustic aether burnt the air, sterile trails reeking out from ceaseless Subastrals. And then came the magical singularity.

Giant constructs of logic and will governed the movements of a thousand fleets. Souls were extracted, blended and pulped, pressed back together in a patchwork felt of mad consciousness. Babies' minds were aged by decades in three minutes, and welded with the souls of rabid animals and long-dead Gods. Inserted into metal bones and grafted muscle. The dead were captured, locked back into sculpted golems all alike. Old Gods killed in wars centuries past were dug up, their slumbering heads to power Subastral engines. Their bones to lie within the core of walking Titans. Soldiers forced to sacrifice what they most held dear that they might be granted some small power by the Astral Gods, or made to worship the old primal spirits and go half-wild with wrath and madness. And then the final pillars of hubris tumbled. The penetration of the Astral Barrier drew the gaze of He Who Isn't to the world for a split-second, breaking it irreparably. Then a power -- no one knows which, although it doesn't matter -- destroyed time. War stopped. It had to. And then the ashes cleared.

That should probably tell you if it's too grimdark. Bear in mind it is *meant* to be grimdark, I'm just worried it's passed into the realm of grimderp.
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>>43659021
Well, I think it makes for a great tragedy, of sorts.
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>>43659021
If that's how you usually write your prose, consider dropping some of these adjectives. Whenever you ask yourself "do I need one here?", drop it.

Love, /lit/
Story sounds rad tho
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Guts (in name only though), the lieutenent of the warlord Kas, the traitor who conquered half of the known world. Guts is the leader of the elite raiders, a group who slaughter everything that stands in their way.

Until they butchered my character's family and home town, at which point he chased Guts across continents to have his revenge. So I suppose Ser Argent, the hammer of devils is now the best. However he is far from the most famous, as he denied personal responsibility to the public. As far as they are concerned, Argent slew him only as part of a group, and even then he refused to be present at the celebrations.
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>>43656198
>the magical realm is strong in this one
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>>43656337
our DM is actually a doll faced asian (male) with long hair (he is into metal and nordic culture)

it is kinda funny how people around him often get confused
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>>43659793
Are you sure this dude isn't a self-insert?
Because everything about it screams such.
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>>43659840
most likely , but Io von Lux was in-game portrayed as a very straight no-homo guy
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>>43659882
This makes me come to the strange conclusion that your DM is closet straight, somehow.
Or he just added that in to throw off the scent.
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>>43659955
i dunno , i am not a psychologist
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>>43643017
The King of Blades. Weapon mastet who incorporates many fighting styles when he fights. Has a "Flow like water" Bruce Lee philosophy. Title is passed down to whoever is worthy.
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>>43647636
>Graviton controlled density and used that to fake increasing gravity.
Increasing density would alter gravity, though.
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>>43657628
sauce of OG image?
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>>43643505
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>>43661121
[Yuuki Rei] Love / Hate Letter
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Probably between a knight that wields a pole hammer, and a dual scimitar dervish. The one killed a dragon and the other killed a very much tougher/stronger/battle experienced orc warlord and his retinue.
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So, the legend goes that one day a woman and he best friend were out gathering food, the woman a fierce warrior, her friend a devoted priestess to the goddess of the hunt who had taken a cow of abstinence despite her astounding beauty. They neared a sea, and the god of the ocean looked upon her and was filled with lust. He followed her back to her temple and raped her. Her goddess unable to defy the of of the ocean for his incomparable might, cursed the woman for breaking her vows by turning her to stone. The warrior, sickened by the gods made a vow to slay the god of the seas and the goddess of the hunt. Despite being the most powerful god, the god of the sea retreated to the heavens to prepare himself, thinking that he was unreachable there.

The warrior woman climbed the tallest mountain in the land, and jumped so high that she could touch the edge of the clouds. With a touch both unyielding and graceful she pulled herself up and up, reaching the heavens themselves. The god of the sea saw this And he knew fear for he knew that such a woman would be unstoppable. When at last she made it too him, she drew out not a sword or a spear, but a simple knife and told him "Surrender unto me the heavens themselves, and cast yourself into the sea forever, or this knife shall find your heart".

And so he did. To this day, warriors praise this warrior woman, who was given the heavens themselves, not as a god of battle, but as a human who believed that those who hurt one's loved ones would find no safety.

And the the cry sounds: "Heavens to Betsy!"
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>>43643017
Most all of them. The Human Empire is well known for thier schools of combat training, and each fief is well known for thier different styles. Further, the savage men of the mountains also practice thier own styles and abilities better suited for thier longer and thinner forms.

The emperor encourages this, mainly because he has very little respect for Psionics, which is primarily used by a rival nation, Magic, which no one likes because of its association with the Fae, or Akasha or Binding, which are seen as either primitive or blasphemous. Instead he encourages great martial skill and diversity
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Alacanazzao, an elf who forged a sword so sharp that it cut through the elemental bonds of reality, stole the divine aspect of destruction from the gods, and turned his homeland into a crater suffused with so much raw ether that nothing can live there anymore.

Dude made a really sharp sword and then used it to split atoms. He survived by parrying the resultant superheated gases and photons. It's total bullshit, but it happened several thousand years ago and is regarded as a myth in the era that we're playing in.
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>>43662433
What are you even playing, that sounds like it surpasses Anima tier bullshit.
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>>43661478
I am grateful but unfortunately not into cow tits
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>>43643851

>A 30 pound object is too heavy for a regular person to simply move the entire thing at will with your hands

No.... no it's not
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>>43643851


I just don't understand the line of thinking going on here.
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>>43643851
Jason Bhulman get off of 4chan. Should you be sucking Crystal Frasier's cock right now while nerfing martials?
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Ten Mountains. He's as strong as ten mountains.
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>>43663032
Anima, actually. Using a different setting though.
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>>43659021
This just sounds gay
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Adelbern the Black Knight. A simple soldier in the beginning, he earned a reputation as an unbeatable juggernaut who would smash through an army without a scratch. As his reputation grew, he received an armor commissioned by his king, and multiple titles as well.

After the war, he refused to settle down as a lord and sought only to improve his skills with his two-handed sword. During his travels, he achieved some legendary feat that have not been replicated (most likely because they are fabricated by bards and historians over time), such as killing the great dragon Bol-Gurum, cleaving a mountain in two, and defeating an army of orcs numbering a hundred thousand.

In the setting, he has been dead for 3000 years, and wanders around as a ghost. He hates it when people mention the multiple made up feats attributed to him in the 3000 years since his death.
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>>43663222
Sounds good to me. I've done urban fantasy games with Anima a couple times myself, never really played in Gaia tho.
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>>43661900
The fact that you accidentally typed "cow" instead of "vow" gives me almost endless pleasure. TY, anon
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Brother Onus the Grey, named after the antagonist in that old love can bloom story, is just that-- a man built like a space marine dropped into a different fantasy setting.

He acts as the highest ranking person that isn't related directly to the king in a nation of spellswords. He achieved his position by participating in countless military campaigns, running like a freight train through whatever the kingdom wanted to see get fucked. They noticed that, fortunately, he was insanely zealous without being some kind of idiot-savant and promptly gave him as much power as possible. Which is a lot, considering how a superior can punish criminals and officers of lower rank in any way they see fit if the offender does something worthy of demotion.

His actual skill in combat is reasonably high, but not quite as good as a master of their weapon. It's just that being a nine foot tall brick shithouse helps out.

Onus is his size because he spent most of his life in possession of an alien artifact that spews out high amounts of magical energy. Mentioning the fact he relied on it to become strong would drive him nuts.
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I have a few for the campaign I'm currently running.

One is kind of like a cross between Guts and the Ebony Knight from Skyrim with a bit of Gilgamesh.

He is basically the ultimate murder hobo.

Travels the land, never stopping, never resting, never eating.

He kills when attacked by animal, avoids humans settlements or outright ignores them and just travels.

What makes him legendary is the fact that he is literally unkillable. Magic can seemingly damage him but is never enough to outright seal him, you can smash him, his armor can dent, his swords will shatter but he never stops, he's not living nor dead but he moves from conflict to conflict, putting himself between battles, seemingly knowing where they happen.

And when he walks upon the field, those who still dare to raise their sword or spear against him or their fellow man, perish.

He basically keeps order by stopping any sort of war and open conflict he finds. The legends surrounding him are centuries deep and true, with many areas showing the scars of his actions, massive field graves of swords and spears impaled into the earth, suits of armor resting where possible, both left to rust. More notable is the fact that after the conflicts that he's intervened in, any dead left will remain untouched by the undead, leaving just scavengers to pick at the bodies.

After which he sort of just disappears. Kings will put aside their issues, those in the wrong will stop or be stopped by some adventurers and his stories fade back into myth until many years later, at the dawn of another battle between two feuding kingdoms, one of the soldiers on the outer ranks remembers his grandfather's stories upon seeing a solitary figure clad in bent, rusted and arrow ridden armor walks onto the field, carrying a broken and chipped bastard sword, stumbles upon the battlefield, all without a sound or word.

Don't know what I'll do with him though. If he'll be a god or what since the players have only heard of him in passing.
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>>43659509
I know all of that for actual writing, yeah. No passive voice and adverbs, too. It's just for loredumps like this I tend to think accuracy is more important than good writing.

Thanks, Twain.
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>>43661900
>cow of abstinence
...I'm confused. Was she bribed with a cow, or is it some sort of divine chaperone?
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>>43667529
Vow, anon, vow.

But I prefer cow. Very Orlanthi.
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>>43667276
It is good though
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Since I just joined in on my setting and it's a Star Wars Force & Destiny campaign, I'd have to ask my GM.
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Ban Valle

When the mountains were young, he was already old.
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>>43668248
Glad it's not too grimderp. I don't feel nearly confident enough to run a game right in the middle of the war, but I am planning on running one in its aftermath. If it's super dramatic and stuff, it's probably because I really should have been asleep when I wrote it.
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>>43667731
Very Runic Men, I'd say.
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>>43643017
Current, or Former?

Currently, it's a toss-up between Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Jedi Master Kyle Katarn.
Formerly, it was Jedi Master Mace Windu, with Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker as runner-up and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi as honorable mention.



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