Lore Questions: May (2017)

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Re: Lore Questions: May (2017)

Postby Galethvia » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:49 am

Another question about reapers, yaaaaaaay!

Since they seem to care little about the physical remains of the dead, would they be opposed to cannibalism?

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Re: Lore Questions: May (2017)

Postby Nanovelich » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:23 am

While Zeran and Reapers supposedly tend to be mistaken for one another by other races, would the two be able to immediately tell the difference between one another at first glance in light of the aura of 'superiority' that differs between the two of them?

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Re: Lore Questions: May (2017)

Postby Neus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:50 am

Snake wrote:1- Why is Ki Awoken's aura red colored, if Ki is seen as blue or golden most of the time? Is that blood mixed with Ki?

2- Can Ki be shared in a non-healing way? (Such as, to empower a friend's attack, RP-wise.)

1) Ki can be seen as any color under the right circumstances.
2) Yes.

GSM wrote:Dragon Ball Z Questions, Part 2

Time to start this shitshow again.

1) You stated in last month's questions that Ki is much more flexible compared to magic, and how much you can create your own attacks varies in difficulty, but is generally easier. Just how easy would it be for an above-average practitioner, then?

2) How long would one have to train for to be considered as a master of Ki?

3) Is there such as thing or phenomenon as being born with a high level of Ki, or a natural aptitude with manipulating Ki?

4) Are combined attacks (i.e. Bros. Kamehameha, Family Kamehameha, Father-Son Kamehameha, Father-Son Galick Gun, etc) possible?

5) In last month's questions, you said Ki barriers are impossible. Then, what exactly is Body of Isesip?

6) How exactly does Serpent Strike work, in terms of Ki manipulation?

7) Is it possible to sense out other Ki users?

8) Just how painful and stressing on the body is Ki Awoken?

9) Last month's responses gave us the answer that strong emotion can boost the power of Ki. How overwhelmingly powerful would rage or grief have to be in order to trigger a dramatic power increase in a Monk?

10) Hypothetically, if a Monk had a power level as per DBZ rules, what would it be, destiny dual Monk and not?

EDIT: 11) Taking a break from the DBZ shitshow for a moment. Would someone missing a limb who would be undergoing the Vampire ritual regain their missing limb upon becoming a Vampire? As in, would someone without an arm prior to becoming a Vampire regain it?

EDIT2: 12) Do Vampires bleed any slower than normal?

13) In light of the Reapers coming very soon, how long do Reapers live, and where do they come from to emerge out of Lazarus?

1) Depends on the complexity of the attack. Probably not very difficult.
2) Average people would probably have to train for many years or start at a young age.
3) Yes.
4) Yes.
5) It's not explicitly impossible. Body of Isesip isn't really a shield, either, it's augmenting your own body with Ki to make it together, so it's similar to Ki Awoken in that sense.
6) It's another method of offensive ki usage, doesn't really require much explanation.
7) It really depends on what you mean by sense. Are you going to find someone underwater like Goku by sensing their ki? Probably not. In a reasonable proximity, maybe (something like 50 feet wide, maybe 75 feet if you're focusing on a specific direction).
8) Not very initially but the longer it goes on, it gets very painful, and those less skilled in using it might pass out from the pain. After it ends it's pretty painful for everybody.
9) Sufficiently.
10) Like 120? I don't know.

11) This has been asked before, and I believe the answer was yes. The same thing applies to most physical afflictions such as paralysis, but not Void Poisoning.
12) Maybe a little.
13) Reapers are pretty varied in terms of lifespan but it's not uncommon for them to live up to 250-300 years if they spend most of their life in Lazarus. When they venture into the outside world that number drops by around 50 years.

Sarah54321 wrote:Is a demon capable of getting back the soul of someone? Even if they were taken by a God?

If so, what would the price be for such a trade off?

As far as I know, something like a demon isn't known to exist in Sigrogana at the moment.

Sephentoud wrote:The material used to make a Mechanation, would it effect the abilities it has? Such as a Mechanation made using Galdric is faster, due to it being made of lighter materials. But the main question is, if a Mechanation is made of Etherium, would they, in an RP sense, be able to regenerate like a weapon would?

I imagine, it being a Mechanation, it would take longer, instead of it being instant, but that's my opinion.

Mechanations are complex machines and so they aren't made out of any one metal, but a variety, and the metals/etc. used in them are so processed that any benefits they normally have don't function as well. Ether in particular can be very difficult to process because it's brittle, and isn't suited for complex components.

Ahalaniel wrote:Are extraplanar creatures inhabiting BDPs restricted to that BDP? If so, why can I bash them over the head, take them prisoner, and drag them out to Sigrogana without issue?

A few Youkai seem to exist natively on Sigrogana, without a summoner (Firefoxes, for instance). Is there a reason for this, or is it just reused assets (i.e they're different creatures in actuality, despite looking identical)? If they are extraplanar creatures on Sigrogana, how did they get here?

How is the container for the Llarian Scar hooked up to the body of the Mechanation? How does the scar ultimately interface with the body?

Has the Majistra family made any attempts (successful or otherwise) to get their portals working across planes?

Come to think of it, how much research has actually been done concerning other planes of existence?

There is a mage NPC in the tavern in Cellsvich every now and then, who mentions Karaten being "on the verge of a breakthrough", although he's extremely vague about it. Is this past rumors simply referring to the Mechanations, or something else?

1) Typically they don't wander from the BDP, perhaps because they can't find their way out.
2) In rare cases Youkai can exist without a summoner, but usually it doesn't last long.
3) There are various cords connected to the container that run down the back, similar to the spine.
4) No, keeping in mind the only planes that anyone is aware of are the Void (which they use for portals anyway) and whatever the summoning houses qualify, which is a mystery to everyone.
5) Not much.
6) Something else.

Sephentoud wrote:I know the question on ages for each race has been answered, but there are some that were left out of the last time.

Humans live around 80 years typically.
Kaelensia typically live about 1.5x longer than humans. (120 years typically)
Corrupted typically live about 1.3x longer than humans. (104~ years typically)
Vampires and Elves live a looooong time; Vampires can live indefinitely, and no one's actually seen an Elf die of old age.
Zerans live about twice as long as humans. (160 years typically)
Wyverntouched live about 1.2x longer than humans. (96 years typically)
Glykin can live about twice as long as humans. (160 years typically)
Mechanations can exist indefinitely, as long as they are properly maintained.
Redtails live about 1.5x longer than humans. (120 years typically). However, some tales say that Redtails can live forever by stealing the luck of other mortals, which usually leads to that mortal's demise soon after. (Could this be true? Maybe, but recall what others say about a certain other race that isn't actually them...)

I don't see Hyattrs in the list.
My question is, if a Human and a Kaelensia were to mate and have kids together, would the child have a mixed life span of both?
A human lives 80 years and a Kaelensia lives 120 years, would that child from them live to be 100? You should know how I got to the 100 for years and if it works that way, would the characters born of these age as slowly as both races?

1) Hyattrs have the same lifespan range as Wyverntouched.
2) No, it would be whatever the race of the child ends up being.

Cat15 wrote:1) Do the gods have servants, excluding their mortal worshipers, beyond Mercala's Shine Knights?
2) If so, do they range greatly in power? For example, Mercala having other servants much stronger than Shine Knights? Or is it more of a 'some gods have their own take on Shine Knights'?
3) If yes to 2, do any known hierarchies exist among said servants to any god? Are some of the most powerful servants known and perhaps revered in some religions, particularly in Mercala and Zera worship?

When was Sun's Ichor founded, and when was it denounced?

8) 40 years or so. It's mentioned the children of the original Sun's Ichor are rumored to be running around and playing at vampire hunting, so it would be around that timeframe. That would also make the Church Knights a '40 years or so' order, since they were established after the Sun's Ichor was denounced.

4) Can you clarify whether you meant around year 40 or so, or 40ish years ago/before the start of SL2?

1) Not really, no. Shine Knights aren't really servants, they're more manifestations of Mercalan's power.
4) The latter.

Grandpa wrote:What exactly is Brain Food? I've had a few theories of it being jello, kraboid claws, something with fish bones, etc. Never sure what it was though. Of course, it's probably only very loosely IC anyway, but I've always been curious.

1) Food for your brain.

Kavoir wrote:How are books produced? I mean how are their contents copied? Are tomes made in a different manner? Scribes, Monks, Enchantment magic, Magic pens, some type of Chataran Steam based printing press? I assume mass production but that might just be a game play abstraction, along with how easy it is to make the books themselves.

1) Magic or some kind of printing press.

Sawrock wrote:What do zerans think of pineapple on pizza?

It varies from person to person.

Snake wrote:- Can Kaelensian get naturally blind due to age, or will the Golden Eyes still affect such way to lose sight?

Probably not.

Firestarter1234 wrote:Serious question- what's prostitution like in each of the major cities, as in, the law's stance on it?


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Re: Lore Questions: May (2017)

Postby Neus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:50 am

Shujin wrote:We have the Class Demon Hunter and the Skill Demon Translation.Also a mention after finding the grimore in the Darkmanor questline for Cattective, I belive.
1.)So do Demons exist?
2.)Or atleast things that people consider Demons, if so what are they exactly and whats the common belief?
3.)IF they exist are they akin to our Demons or the SL1 Demons?
4.) IF, do they appear somewhere or are they only summoned via weird rituals?

With Reapers being added:
5.) How long do they live ?
6.) Since they are natural born Excorcists, what do they think of Dullahans? Is it likely that they feel the need to free the soul from the Armor as part of their duty and have special means for that?
6b.) If they do, and try to free the spirit of the dullahan in Sigrogana, how does the Law look at that? Would that count as Law breaking since its part of the reapers "duty" to escort souls to Lazarus?
7.) Are liches and Vampires, who technically cheat Lazarus, a problem for them?
8.)Do they have special ways to track spirits similar to how zeran can feel focus?

1) Maybe.
2) Some people would probably consider Zera and Zerans to be demon-like.
3) Who knows.
4) Who knows.

5) Answered above.
6) It would probably depend on the Reaper. They would likely feel as if the Dullahan was something they need to free but it wouldn't be very high on the priority list compared to other lost souls.
6B) It'd probably be considered an attack on another person and therefore a violent crime.
7) No, not really.
8) Not anything special beyond the normal training.

Spoops wrote:Are a shaitan's memories completely and utterly destroyed? And/Or do fragments still remain even subconsciously, beyond any hope of recall?

When was lichdom a thing? As in, when was the ritual first commenced and made public-ish knowledge?

1) Very fragmented. They may have flashes of memories from time to time.
2) For a long, long time. I wouldn't say it's public knowledge either, common people probably have no idea what a 'lich' is.

Snake wrote:And one last question, sorry for not cramping them together in one single post.

- Since death is rather 'serious' and afterlife doesn't exist actively, what does a defeat against a BDP monster means? (When you die and respawn at an Inn/Arena's Remedia.)

1) It means you ran for your life and dropped some money and items in the panic.

Spoops wrote:I'm putting this in a seperate post for the sake of organization

1) Can reapers reproduce and create children?
1b)Can they procreate with other races?
1c)Does their race take dominance when it comes to deciding the race of the child?

1) Yes.
2) Yes.
3) As much as any other non-human race.

Sarah54321 wrote:What is the culture like, aside from wearing bones and such? Reapers I mean.

How long does it take to travel from their city to the overworld?

How do they travel, exactly?

1) Bit too vague.
2/3) Boat rides. It takes a while, because ships don't really run there.

Ardratz wrote:What is the average age expectancy of a Reaper, if they have any at all?

Do Reapers leave their city for any other reason than hunting spirits?

Are Reapers often secretive about their job, when they leave their city?

What is the name of their City?

Does their city have a physical presence in the world of the living, is there an entrance to it, if so where is this entrance?

Do they have their own language?

1) Already answered.
2) They might sometimes.
3) Maybe sometimes.
4) Darkside.
5) It's an underground town that's carved into the cavern walls just outside of Lazarus.
6) No.

MakeshiftWalrus wrote:-With the apparent lack of ambition within Reaper society, how likely would they be to seek position of powers in the real world? I'd like a definitive answer on this, because a great many of us are frightened at the possibility of extreme lore-breaking. Myself included.

-In the same vein as the above question, how likely are they to deviate from their set duty of gathering spirits, permanently? Not necessarily to seek power, but to merely exist outside of Lazarus.

-Do the Reapers have a patron deity they worship? If yes, who?

-Given the city the Reapers live in is on the outside of Lazarus, does that mean it's in the real world?

-If the above world yields a 'Yes', does that mean they have their own farming communities to gather produce? If no, what other ways do they have to sustain themselves?

-What would happen if a Reaper brought back a surface-dweller to the city of Reapers? Would they be accepted, or killed on sight?

-Similarly, if a non-Reaper was brought into Lazarus, what would happen?

1) There's no definitive answer because characters can have different personalities and motivations. I wouldn't say it's very likely, though.
2) See above.
3) No.
4) Yes. Lazarus is a real world place too.
5) Mushrooms and underground monsters make nice meals.
6) It would be very strange but it wouldn't warrant any drastic action like that.
7) If anyone, including reapers, try to venture very far into Lazarus, they will get lost and die there.

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Re: Lore Questions: May (2017)

Postby Neus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:50 am

Snake wrote:- What is the Empire's view on Reapers? Respect, Fear or lack of acknowledging like they do to Shaitans?

1) Nothing especially out of the ordinary.

Lonestar wrote:Is it possible for a Reaper to regenerate their horns, if broken? Akin to Zerans.

1) Yes, and in a similar time frame.

Sarah54321 wrote:Why can Reapers not be infested by Pale Lauders, exactly?

1) They can be, though?

Stenzio wrote:With the inclusion of reapers might as well ask:

What do they see Enma as? Someone (or something) to be worshiped? Or something different entirely? If a deity to be worshiped, how do they go about 'praying' to him/her/it?

What are the general views on Enma from the Reapers?

Is there anything known about Enma's personality, or how they judge the souls of Lazarus?

1) A myth, probably.

Snake wrote:And the last question. What's the color of a Reaper's blood?

1) Red.

Sarah54321 wrote:LAST LAST Question.

What happens when a reaper dies? Do they go to Lazarus as well? Do they disappear?

1) The same thing that happens when everyone else does.

Soapy wrote:Are werewolves a thing?

1) Yes.

catabur wrote:What's the uniform of the nation's armies?

And can other races look more closer to the patrons?

1) Little too vague, not really sure what you mean.
2) Same.

Stenzio wrote:In the Reapers city, does the sun still rise and fall like it would anywhere else; or is it sort of in a weird 'limbo' where it is always dusk?

1) It's underground.

Blissey wrote:How do Reapers feel about Mercalans? If they do not know of Mercala or Mercalans, and they learned of them, how would they view them considering their own racial propensities and lore? How do they feel about Mercala or would feel about Mercala based on the prior question(s)?

Conversely, how do Reapers feel about Vampires, whom do not die of natural causes and are very difficult to kill in general? And Liches? Dullahans? And what about other long-lived races, such as Elves, et cetera (I forgot the others)? I know it's a lot to answer, but this is important, I promise.

1) I don't think Reapers would have any special contention or admiration for Mercala.
2) Same.

Galethvia wrote:Another question about reapers, yaaaaaaay!

Since they seem to care little about the physical remains of the dead, would they be opposed to cannibalism?

1) Yes, they tend to respect the departed.

Nanovelich wrote:While Zeran and Reapers supposedly tend to be mistaken for one another by other races, would the two be able to immediately tell the difference between one another at first glance in light of the aura of 'superiority' that differs between the two of them?

1) I'm sure there would be some obvious differences that they could pick up on, in most cases, yes.

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