Category: Tyrian

Yeah ever since I saw this post about a year ago I’ve been re-imagining Qamar

In the old version of Tyrian, Qamar was a male who was just a little bit quiet and weird.

In the new version, Qamar is female. However, she’s somewhat gender-nonconforming and tends to wear obscuring clothing to do kind of a Sheik-type thing. It’s not as if she wants to be perceived as male or even androgynous necessarily, and more like she likes to put on different personas without thinking about what “gender” they are first, and just kind of bask in the “gender” of each, whatever it is. She likes to be more disguised when around those she doesn’t trust closely but around Tyrian’s group will be more “herself”, often but not always a bit more feminine than the disguises.

what’s the difference between subjectivism and objectivism

I used to (mis?)use objectivism to simply mean a philosophy based in objectivity. It was soooort of inspired by Ayn Rand a little bit, I mean that’s where I got the word “objectivism” in the first place, but only in the vaguest general sense of ‘this is a philosophy where the objective truth is considered the ultimate truth, rather than emotional truths being considered the ultimate truth’; I was in high school and only read Anthem, and I thought she was trying to say that propaganda that worked to erase your sense of self and individuality was bad and knowing the big picture was a vital thing everyone should fight for.

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I’ve been vaguely considering this motif that maybe for every fantastical element added to their universe, something less fantastical is lost
Mainly that for each of the main blazon animals that represent each attribute, there’s a real (to us) animal that doesn’t exist–firebirds are real while peacocks are mythical, fulvopards but no lions, vvaghras but no tigers, leijonœrns but no… idk yet, perhaps hexarts displaced crocodiles (this is still new so I’m still both deciding on blazon animals and the real animals they displaced)
With this new idea about Shadow that kinda got me thinking maybe other stuff is like that too

It reminds me that I’d recently considered in my eventual reboot of Tyrian,

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Oh fuck

OFF made me think about something…

In OFF I’d thought maybe the ghosts might be a distraction to get the Batter to “purify” everything

Well in Tyrian, the hero is created by the Artifices, these people who have essentially made it their passion to distort the world to their liking, but doesn’t know that for most of the story (one of his allies who was a former Artifex, Amperius, kiiiinda can tell something is up but not quite that that’s what’s going on)

I’d initially thought of him as like an experiment gone wrong, where the Artifices were trying to create an ideal new type of people that would be especially suited for Artes (like Splenda, it’s made from Artes so it tastes like Artes!), but they threw him out when he wasn’t suitable for that (surprise surprise, when he’s like supposed to be the first prototype)

But maybe they gave him that doubting, justice-seeking nature intentionally

Maybe he was a living straw man they created specifically to cause trouble, to make people hate the idea of objectivity so they would embrace Linsian subjectivism more—which would make sense since I saw a lot of people who couldn’t see why the Artes were bad as thinking he was an annoyance

Holy fuck that makes the story so much more sad

The Artifices

The Artifices Absurditatum (/artɪfɪkɛs absʊrdɪtaːtʊm/, Artists of Absurdity; typically just Artifices /artɪfɪkɛs/, singular/adjectival form Artifex /artifɛks/), are a subjectivist organisation devoted to making the world a better place and realising everyone’s greatest dreams via techniques that distort reality to their liking (techniques known as the Artes Perabsurdae, /artɛs pɛrabsʊrdaj/, or Artes, /arts/). Of course, there’s much more to them than that… each of their divisions has a different goal and theme, with different perks and quirks.


Divisio Ignis Division of Fire

/divisioː ɪgnɪs/,

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Main Characters

Tyrian Dhumravarna (ティリアン・デュームラバーナ)

A somewhat naïve young man who seems to know almost nothing and doesn’t remember anything from before the day he suddenly woke up in the middle of an inexplicable, chaotic world with an unfamiliar dragon trapped inside him. All he does know is that teapots probably shouldn’t be levitating and pigeons don’t usually wear red bandannas with hammers and sickles on them… and he seems to be the only one who thinks things like that are the least bit weird. Puzzled, he’s decided to look into who and what’s responsible for the current state of things and try to stop that party if at all possible.

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Oh my god the stories of jinn in Islam and places are so much more interesting than just this one popular story of the genie that grants wishes

Like the one where one of them disobeyed God and became Satan why did I never know about this

And the thing where everybody has their own that talks to them subliminally?? …Whoa. The chayavana of Tyrian are practically kinda jinn then. :o

Hmmm I already was gonna make an MB called the Reflector that was basically a Chayavana, but now I want to make a jinni one too… I dunno whether I’ll combine those into one thing or not, I guess it depends on how similar they turn out.

I’ll have to think about this.