I am sorry for lack of posts in this thread, it is by no means dead!
I am simply on vacation now, so I have been more or less unable to do updates frequently, but I'm back!
Now for the update:
I have written a full short story for Kalmah. It will be up on the boards in few hours, maybe less.
It is a second short story about the seven barraki warlords, the first one being Pride, that I've written few weeks back, it is dark, but please, enjoy!
Now for the project itself:
With the story bible on it's way, this thread will get completely revamped to fit the lore written in it.
I will do best of my abilities to try to fit the warlords into the timeline smoothly.
I have also thought about a change to Mantax.
He is the most mysterious one, but apart from that, he is not as interesting as the other warlords.
I have thought about making Mantax a sorcerer, a warlock delving into dark rituals and taking advantage of the mask powers to amass black, sorcerous powers.
Let me know what you think about this!
The more ambitious thing (wink wink) I have thought about is this:
Stripping the warlords of their most valued ideals during their mutation.
Yep. Make the warlords pay for what they did by humiliating them.
This was touched by G1 a bit with Pridak, as he was transformed from a beautiful being into an ugly underwater creature, but on in such extent.
What do you mean? How would this be good for the plot?
Good question. It would create a struggle for the characters, making them go around their old ways and try to figure out new options on how to solve their problems.
Let me give you an example, well, seven of them.
Strip Pridak of his beauty. Make him realize that pride is not as good trait as he knew, let him try to be less hostile to other warlords.
Strip Kalmah of his power over armies. Kalmah had always relied on his armies and was cruel to his subjects. His ambition made him a successful conqueror, but without his matoran legions, these wars have come to an end.
Kalmah would have to be more content without these, and try to rely on himself rather than his forces.
Strip Takadox of his spies and plots. He's always been a liar and manipulator. With no more spies, Takadox will have to rely on strenght more than his intelligence.
Strip Carapar of his strenght. The brute, cruel and uncompromising one. Without these traits, Carapar would have to try to use his intelligence more, learning the art of persuation and manipulation, rather than brute strenght.
Strip Ehlek of his.. Building skills? Knowledge of poisons? Not really sure on Ehlek, yet. Maybe instead of trying to poison people he diasgreed with, he would try the route of diplomacy.
Strip Mantax of his secrecy and dark powers. Being all secritive and nothing else is as bad as talking everything out. Mantax has to learn this, this and the ballance between these two things.
Nocturn is the only one I have no idea what to do with. Maybe he could be given intelligence, since he was stupid before the mutation, but I have no idea what to strip him of..
Alright, you've got it pitched out, why do it at all?
Well, all of this would have the purpose to point out that: Relying so much on only one aspect of your character is a bad thing.
Yes, there is a moral to all this. A twisted, dark moral.
Please, tell me what do you think of this! I will be glad for any feedback that will keep this thread alive and going!
Thank you for reading this update!