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  1. The imperial agent sat in his dwelling, utilizing a wide ink marker to blot out classified material in numerous operation files. He caressed his prosthetic hand every now and then, the phantom pains lingering from his missing hand. Never would the undersecretary forget the sacrifice he made to escape that Sutican detention center, the proverbial wolf chewing off his own paw to survive. Via screeching newsboy, the missive was tossed through the window of his home. Almost instinctively, he lowered the marker down upon the parchment, as if treating it like any other bit of top-secret intelligence. Yet the agent recoiled upon realization, and the subliminal strands of mellowness formed inside his largely empty self. Having served Orenia for so long in the treacherous dark, he was met with contentedness, as he noted Helena’s undisputed and resolved unity in the sun, with nothing to hide.
  2. Would you be so kind as to elaborate why, Lego Boy? Rest assured, I was originally in possession of much more rep for this thread before the forums died.
  3. Flavor, my good man, flavor. I do agree that utilizing Oren and Sutica as the polar representations of this, does present it in a lopsided manner, and I apologize for that, even if I did not deem it necessarily to include every nation. However, I still think you’re neglecting the points displayed with those examples. The main point being that gun and anti-gun opinions are largely distributed on a geographical basis, therefore those who disdain guns can choose to not engage with those who enjoy guns. However, if a gunman goes to Haelun’or and starts packing heat, people are going to have to respond to that RP. Just like if a mage from [Insert Magic Town Here] goes to Helena and tries to chuck a fireball at the Emperor, people are going to have to respond to that RP. Such is why I included the mage example of Oren tolerating mage RP’ers in their cities. If they can do it, why couldn’t the vice versa happen? @LionbiletiIs the formatting any better now?
  4. ((The following message was pasted from my comment in the Firearms discussion thread. However, I thought it fitting to copy it onto an Off Topic thread, as to ensure my message is heard instead of lost in the flood of other comments)) I am egregiously inactive on the forums, with me never even updating my character list. The only aspect of my forums account I am proud of, is Ronald Weasley from Harry Potter consuming two drumsticks in tandem. Alas, I feel as though I am compelled by my civic duties as an LotC’er to provide commentary on such a matter. I am pro-gun, yet I comprehend and appreciate the arguments offered by those of anti-gun sentiment. Allow me to rebuke such arguments. The Potential For Guns To Be Powergamed: Virtually every pro-gun person I have had the pleasure of discussing this with, has resolved that guns ought to be reskinned crossbows- nothing more, nothing less. The same emote requirements for loading, the same velocity and speed, the same range and the same stopping power. Even if guns could aptly penetrate plate unlike a crossbow, we would happily accept a reduction in penetration in exchange for simply having guns implemented in a fair, balanced manner. The same attitude of compromise also extends to the concept of pre-loading. The reason for this is due to the fact all we desire, is to pursue a new flavor unexplored on the server thus far. Guns Have Already Been Tried (Medesculers): To compare our vision of guns to medesculers, is simply incorrect. Medesculers were far more unbalanced than a reskinned crossbow. Furthermore, they were made to only be accessible to and enjoyed by mage RP’ers- whereas we desire for firearms to be enjoyed by the masses. Our vision of guns is drastically different from that of Medesculers, and to treat the two as the same, would be flagrantly obtuse and unfair. Nobody Wants Them: If one looks at the poll attached to this thread, then it must be acknowledged that most do not want guns. However, it is hardly a landslide. 47 to 53 percent or 200 to 220 players. Just because anti-gun sentiments barely obtained a majority, does not mean the wants of 200 players should be neglected. Furthermore, the desire for guns is geographically distributed- human hubs such as Helena are pro-gun, while nonhuman hubs tend to be anti-gun. These two ideologies do not need to directly mingle, as they can remain in their own hubs. That separation-by-preference also extends to Canonist RP, Magic RP, Crime RP or any other sort of RP niche you may or may not enjoy. Why would a Sutican mage RP’er go to Oren? Guns Are Too Modern: The argument I see spawn in such debates constantly. To say that LotC is a rehashing of LotR by nature, and should always remain that way, is quite frankly narrow-minded. 200 players want LotC to have guns, for purely aesthetic reasons (refer to Point 1). So what we want to roleplay the colonial era with our powdered wigs and flintlock weapons? That is the flavor we want, and even if other communities disdain it, they do not need to actively engage said flavor (refer to Point 3). If Oren can tolerate mages casting spells in their cities, places such as Sutica or Aegrothond can tolerate people going into their cities with flintlocks. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
  5. I am egregiously inactive on the forums, with me never even updating my character list. The only aspect of my forums account I am proud of, is Ronald Weasley from Harry Potter consuming two drumsticks in tandem. Alas, I feel as though I am compelled by my civic duties as an LotC’er to provide commentary on such a matter. I am pro-gun, yet I comprehend and appreciate the arguments offered by those of anti-gun sentiment. Allow me to rebuke such arguments. The Potential For Guns To Be Powergamed: Virtually every pro-gun person I have had the pleasure of discussing this with, has resolved that guns ought to be reskinned crossbows- nothing more, nothing less. The same emote requirements for loading, the same velocity and speed, the same range and the same stopping power. Even if guns could aptly penetrate plate unlike a crossbow, we would happily accept a reduction in penetration in exchange for simply having guns implemented in a fair, balanced manner. The same attitude of compromise also extends to the concept of pre-loading. The reason for this is due to the fact all we desire, is to pursue a new flavor unexplored on the server thus far. Guns Have Already Been Tried (Medesculers): To compare our vision of guns to medesculers, is simply incorrect. Medesculers were far more unbalanced than a reskinned crossbow. Furthermore, they were made to only be accessible to and enjoyed by mage RP’ers- whereas we desire for firearms to be enjoyed by the masses. Our vision of guns is drastically different from that of Medesculers, and to treat the two as the same, would be flagrantly obtuse and unfair. Nobody Wants Them: If one looks at the poll attached to this thread, then it must be acknowledged that most do not want guns. However, it is hardly a landslide. 47 to 53 percent or 200 to 220 players. Just because anti-gun sentiments barely obtained a majority, does not mean the wants of 200 players should be neglected. Furthermore, the desire for guns is geographically distributed- human hubs such as Helena are pro-gun, while nonhuman hubs tend to be anti-gun. These two ideologies do not need to directly mingle, as they can remain in their own hubs. That separation-by-preference also extends to Canonist RP, Magic RP, Crime RP or any other sort of RP niche you may or may not enjoy. Why would a Sutican mage RP’er go to Oren? Guns Are Too Modern: The argument I see spawn in such debates constantly. To say that LotC is a rehashing of LotR by nature, and should always remain that way, is quite frankly narrow-minded. 200 players want LotC to have guns, for purely aesthetic reasons (refer to Point 1). So what we want to roleplay the colonial era with our powdered wigs and flintlock weapons? That is the flavor we want, and even if other communities disdain it, they do not need to actively engage said flavor (refer to Point 3). If Oren can tolerate mages casting spells in their cities, places such as Sutica or Aegrothond can tolerate people going into their cities with flintlocks. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
  6. @HotArcanismBeam Is it possible for a magic to be so weak, that it’s actually unbalanced on the other end of the spectrum? Nah but seriously, this could just be RP’d with household magic. The concept of telekinesis is not terrible and can work on LotC, you just need to put in the effort to make it work. Use the methods we talked about in PM’s: provide tangible numbers (emote count, mph, weight, damage) and emphasize aspects of gravity that do not have to do with lifting objects (kinetic blasts, levitation, etc). Any lore can work on LoTC if you make it work.
  7. People are always going to find ways to avoid RP consequences. At least Seer of Vaseek and Runic eyes have weakness/downsides. Seer of Vaseek can only be used up to a certain range, while Runic body parts slowly kill the person. When any edgelord can just get their maims reversed via Cloud Temple without any downsides, this is the best deal we are ever going to get.
  8. Lord of the Craft isn't a game. It is a multi-user virtual environment. It doesn't have points or scores, it doesn't have winners or losers.

     

    I signed up for Lord of the Craft about five years ago. Back then, my life was so great, I literally wanted a second one. In Lord of the Craft, I was also a high school student. I was also named Matthew.

     

    Absolutely everything was the same, except I could fly.

    1. ibraheemc2000

      ibraheemc2000

      You ok? Also good statement

    2. _SuitAndTie_
  9. Silence filled the dimly lit hideout of Andrew the Gravedigger. There were no windows in his hideout, which was assumedly a cellar of some kind. Dried up blood and gore, freshly crafted coffins and murder weapons were strewn about the serial killer’s lair. The man himself sat on a chair, looking at a painting hung up across the room. This painting illustrated a wolf walking into a cave, a dove in his mouth. The wolf was offering this dove to a meek little bat, perched on the stone floor of the cave. It was symbolic of an alien moment, a time where Andrew sprouted a seed of emotion. Andrew drowned this seed with the blood of his love. All that laid in the man’s soul, was darkness and focus. He had tried to murder a man, a man that knew his love and could pin him to her death. But this attempt failed. It was ironic, that Maxim de Falstaff was to be Andrew’s 13th kill, an iconically unlucky number. But the serial killer did not concern himself with luck and jinxes, he knew that anything can be anticipated. Everything was under his control. Anyone can be murdered. He could not remedy Maxim’s survival, but he was not going to leave his fate to anyone else but himself. Especially not to a legal system apt to favor an amiable physician over a creepy gravedigger. No matter how expertly crafted his perjury would be, that constant would spell out his doom. Making the plaintiff disappear would require intense planning, considering Maxim’s anticipation of further murder attempts. Andrew’s trial was to happen soon, and so he was on a time table. But even if the legal system served him well, he would have to flee either way, due to Maxim’s powerful friends being likely to hunt him down. So why stay in Helena? Andrew was going to fake his death. Gathering his tools of the trade, he went out on the prowl one last time. The Helena Harvester was always a creature of the night. Drunkards, prostitutes, criminals and other sorts were vulnerable at these hours. Yet his final mark was none of things; he was a weary traveler seeking a new life in Helena. Andrew offered him shelter at the poorhouse until he could land a job, and this traveler accepted. The Helena Harvester put him into a vicious chokehold when they reached the poorhouse, knocking him out. Afterwards, Andrew stripped down his clothing, draping the traveler in his garb. Andrew dyed the stranger’s hair black, and killed him with his knife, possessing the skill of a surgeon and the resolve of a beast. He took special care to mutilate the stranger’s face, body, and any parts that could make him identifiable. This indistinguishable corpse would almost certainly be mistaken for Andrew, considering it bore his clothes. Both of them possessed steel gray eyes and were of laborer’s build, the rest was taken care of, by Andrew’s knife. Taking special care to wipe and scrape off any excess hair dye, he saw his work, and was satisfied. The Helena Harvester tucked the knife into the John Doe’s hand, and left a suicide note, explaining all: “My name is Andrew of no name. I work as an undertaker for the Helena diocese, but you most likely know me from the upcoming trial with Maxim de Falstaff. I’m afraid I won’t be able to show up, but I think it’s time this city learns about me. The real me. I’m a serial killer with an unexplainable urge for death, and an incapability to feel anything towards anyone. I tried my hand at being human, but it served me naught, and made me careless. That is why you are reading this note. I have obtained thirteen kills, the final one being myself. I regret that this body count will no longer increase, but I’ve come to the conclusion that suicide carries more personal dignity than execution. Before I go to the Void and meet Iblees, I wish to address specific persons for their impact on my spree. Siol’Avern: You’re the most precocious and annoying Elf I have ever met, but you taught me much about being meticulous. If you hadn’t almost caught me, I wouldn’t have been able to kill as many people as I did. Thank you. Father Wilhelm: Canonism gave me the hope that through God’s code and dogma, I might be able to appreciate and experience human emotions. I know that no scripture can make me feel, and no God would save my soul. But for a time, your teachings brought me hope. Thank you. Bart: Thanks for the threads, they helped me kill with style. I conclude this note with a gift of sorts. Clipped to the back of this note, are directions to the dump sites of all my victims. I used my job as a mortician to hide the bodies in unmarked graves. The bodies are indistinguishable, as I stripped off their flesh for consumption. But it’s the thought that counts, right?” ((Attached to this letter are directions to all 12 of Andrew’s dump sites. I didn’t have the time nor perms to build the graves MCly, but I didn’t think it would matter, because the method’s pretty much incognito. They’re just simple, unmarked graves scattered throughout the countryside. The bodies are skeletal, due to the meat being stripped down. All of my kills are player kills.)) “Andrew” would be found in the poorhouse some time later, and the case would be reported to the guardforce. Any rational investigation would likely reveal that the heat was coming down on Andrew, and so he committed a psychotic suicide of sorts. In the unlikely case the guards discovered the truth, Andrew at least bought himself a bountiful window of opportunity. Heading out the gates, he took to the hills and the countryside. He walked for some time, eventually reaching a hill. The Helena Harvester contemplated everything. He always wanted to feel what others felt. But when he got what he wanted, he killed the people that gave him such emotions. Doing this, Andrew concluded his psychological detour and continued to embark on a dark path; one strewn with blood and body partys. He was a killer, nothing would change that. But if he was to be a killer, he was to be the most prolific killer in Arcas. Looking over the hill, Andrew spotted a small village. He took out his knife. For the night was still young. ((It’s been a hell of a ride hunting in Helena on Andrew, but he was bound to get caught eventually. I have no idea where he’ll set up shop again, but I’ll find out soon. Keep an eye out strange disappearances...))
  10. Furio Giunta’s opinion on Lord of the Craft.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfTGNIs2MP4

     

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    1. frill

      frill

      he havea bee in his hat

  11. Thesis on the Nature of Divine Intervention by Brother Napoleon The nature of divine intervention is a double-edged sword. Firstly, I do not wish for my words to be misconstrued; that divine intervention does not occur. The messenger angel delivering Horen the scroll of Virtue, the agent of GOD bestowing blessings upon the four brothers, saintly miracles that occur from beyond-the-grave; miracles occur. However, many pious men I’ve seen have used divine intervention as a crutch. For instance, I was once drinking milk in an Elven settlement with the men of Lorraine. I exclaimed my fear that the Elves might poison the men of God through the milk, and the men of Lorraine claimed that God would “protect them from the poison” through some form of divine intervention. When Man does this; expects divine handouts on a silver platter rather than solving their issues with their own strength and cunning, it poisons the mind into laziness and sloth. Miracles should be a desperate cry for aid when all else is lost, not a crutch. My second point as to how man should not rely on divine handouts, is not only the effects of the reliance, but also unrealistic expectations that come with it. I am of the opinion that true, undeniable intervention does not happen often enough to facilitate a reasonable dependence on it. Miracles, such as the ones performed by saints, aren’t as explicitly supernatural compared to something such as witchcraft. For instance, one of Saint Amyas of Yore’s miracles, was that his corpse smelled consistently akin to roses. Compare that to the summoning of hulking, horned demons, the hucking of huge fireballs and blinking through space and time… and it becomes clear that miracles are far more subtle in their power. This makes it far more difficult to determine whether a miracle is truly a miracle, or the invention of superstition. However, if one looks at the canon records and looks over the instances of genuine divine intervention known to man, and how often they occur, one can conclude that true divine intervention is rare, in proportion to the population of mankind. Therefore, any instance of alleged divine intervention should be taken with a grain of salt in order to determine the sincerity of it. Most of all, however, mankind must come to a realization that their problems cannot and should not be solved exclusively through divine intervention. Finally, I am of the opinion that God would not wish for his flock to rely on his intervention. If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. However, if you teach a man to fish, he will eat forever. What benevolent entity would not want his subjects to eat forever? God created the world as a test for the free-thinking souls that abide in it, for these souls to prove their character through hard work, virtue, and service. Without difficulty, none of these attributes could be proven. If a man’s faith is rewarded in the form of a miracle, so be it. However, the dependence on miracles is a terrible thing. Furthermore, the number of miracles that have been proven real by the Canonist Church compared to the population of mankind proves that it’s not realistic to expect a miracle, mathematically speaking. Despite all this, there is a silver lining to this, brothers and sisters: the strength, and intelligence God has placed in every man and woman is a miracle in and of itself. When faced with an issue, do not moan and wail of how The Creator has forsaken you. Instead, think of the gifts and talents you’ve been granted by Him, and use them to solve the problem, for the cause of good.
  12. Application What’s your MC Name? _SuitAndTie_ How long have you been a part of this server? 3 years approx Have you played a human child before? Have you ever been interested in playing a human child? Yes, and yes How much do you know about Human culture? Would you feel comfortable on your own? I have a PhD. in pixelman cultural studies.
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