Cosmology: Dawn OOC

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  1. wanderingmagus

    wanderingmagus King Anakin's Royal Advisor, Constantly Around :D

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    RP: Cosmology: Dawn RP
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    This is the OOC thread, please keep all OOC here!

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    • Gods start out at equal, realm-omnipotent levels of power. If deicide (killing gods) becomes enough of a problem that people are complaining to me, I'll make it so that NOBODY can so much as touch one another or even themselves AT ALL, only affect creation and maybe ruin someone else's work. That would mean no affecting other gods physically, mentally, emotionally or in any other way aside from talking. Please don't make me do that.
    • Every action has a tangible effect on creation, and excessive horseplay can result in destroying creation and forcing you to rebuild it again.
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    • Gods use bold text when interfacing with mortals or non-gods. This should cut down on potential confusion when there's a large number of characters speaking.


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    • Gods, however, can give Mortals power if you ask VERY, VERY NICELY.
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  2. wanderingmagus

    wanderingmagus King Anakin's Royal Advisor, Constantly Around :D

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    decided to post something to make Emptuma less lonely and have something happen in the game :\
     
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    Okay so Modaara just created a rock planet orbiting the sun that Emptuma created. Eventually it will need water, plants/animals, and mortals, so that it can start resembling a real fantasy setting.
     
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    wanderingmagus King Anakin's Royal Advisor, Constantly Around :D

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    yep! if you want to, you could have the primordial gods have larger responsibilities, which they dole out to either their siblings or their children/creations. for instance, Emptuma is really the god of voids, but He still created the Sun, and presumably can create the stars as well, so it might at the moment be better to call Him the God of Cosmos - the Void Above, and the Void Below. and even though Modaara is the God of Winds/Music, He could also at the moment classify as the God of the Earth, the God of Weather, God of the Skies, brother to Emptuma. In many ways, Father of All, since You seem to actually care about creating, where Emptuma creates more or less on accident so far.
     
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    I’ll get working on the oceans and start experimenting with minor life down there in later posts. Can’t truly be a war god until much later when we get some sentient life going.
     
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    awesome, thanks! :D
     
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    Beautiful! Every introduction so far has been awesome, now I'm just waiting for some interaction between the gods :) at some point we're going to need a nature god or goddess. That and animals, plants and fungus and all that. Good work so far, everyone!
     
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    @RayCaptain I think you misread some of the earlier posts. The star created by Emptuma was the first creation in the void, so Mogath couldn't have created all the mountains and valleys and THEN woke up one day to see the new star in the sky. Additionally, Mogath couldn't have created the FIRST mountains and valleys since Modaara had already done that (although Modaara hadn't created metals or volcanoes).

    Would it be possible for you to re-write portions of your post? Otherwise the timeline makes no sense.

    Here's the timeline so far before your post (I assume we're going chronologically here):
    -Emptuma created the first star out of pure rage at his maker
    -Modaara took a portion of the star and cooled it into the Earth
    -Modaara walked the Earth blasting mountains and valleys into the surface with his music
    -Modaara created the singing mountain of Yar from which the winds of the world are created
    -Loosat creates the oceans of the world

    Also, your sign-up post uses both Mogan and Mogath.
     
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    I'll fix it after work
     
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    Thanks. And just so it's clear, Modaara isn't trying to be "God of mountains" or "God of Earth". Based on the circumstances, he's the one who created the Earth but he did it via his powers over Wind and Music, not any sort of power or dominion over the "Earth" element.

    My next post will detail Modaara's creation of a new race (initially very limited in number) called the Changelings. Due to their nature they will never form nations or empires, but they will have some mild innate magical abilities.
     
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    Right. I'll come up with something I'm sure.
     
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    If it's no harm, no foul I might recreate my CS. No sense in a god of earth when the features of the earth exist and mine isn't meant to be a fire god.

    I can make a fire god if that's what we need?

    Edit: fire doesn't really come until later in most mythos. So I'll think of something else.
     
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    You can recreate it if you want, I have no problems with that, but I will say I really liked how your god created volcanoes, all metals of the world, salamanders, volcano elementals, and dwarves.

    I think if you want to be a god of smiths, fire would be a better element for him than earth. And since we have a god of water, a fire/water rivalry would make alot of sense.
     
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    Well, mortality hasn't been introduced yet has it? The concept of death, decline, etc?

    Just a god of fire would be really cool but later when there was something to wield it. I'll put the forge god concept in my back pocket for later or until someone else wants that route
     
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    Mortals haven't been created yet, but you can still have immortal creatures if you can find a cool way to justify their creation. I assumed Salamanders and Volcano Elementals were "immortal" so they could still exist at this point.

    And there's nothing saying you can't create the first mortals (Dwarves). That's literally how it happened in Middle Earth, Aule the smith of the gods forged the dwarves as the first mortals.
     
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    Yeah, that's how I had planned it. Not necessarily that anything come first in comparison to other creature creations - indeed I meant to leave the timeline as vague and flexible in comparison with everyone else's as possible.

    What I meant though was introducing a god who "creates" death, since the concept would be otherwise foreign to gods and immortal creatures.

    I'll leave it up to @wanderingmagus What would be most beneficial for the RP? Introducing fire or death?
     
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    Wouldn't it be less work to change Mogath into a fire god than to make a new one? You wouldn't even need to change most of your post.
     
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    It would! But I never shy away from work especially when it's for fun purposes :D
     
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    Also, I feel like the introduction of evil would be fun. I know WS' god is basically a war god and all about violence, etc (dope intro btw angrier Poseidon) but I mean like sinister evil, treachery, and violence from fear and envy and all those wormy things as oppossed to anger. Something truly repugnant.
     
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