So like, there’s absolutely going to be a crossover ending between Kris and Sleipnir/Hughes
But. It was supposed to be from the beginning—and I forgot—that Kris can either opt to defend or bring in Sleipnir and Hughes
If she brings them in, well, that’s the easier ending. Sleipnir would probably agree to it, because it’s his thing that he ultimately wants to go “clean”… Hughes on the other hand would probably fly away believing that he’d done nothing wrong in his life, just because he never had any intent to do evil.
I was thinking about whether it made sense for Sanctuary City to be in Salvare or not, and actually I think it might make a lot of sense
Because think about it
We have this whole debate (or “debate” considering its civility) going on right now about refugees who are coincidentally from the one actual place where terrorists might be disguising themselves as refugees and America wouldn’t be massively overreacting to the risk of terrorism
If the Faith attribute is about accepting basically anybody, but also has “superpower” as one facet of it, it seems all too likely that this weird “superpower theatre”
He and Hughes were originally members of the Kolonok expedition, who all got voidified and basically killed, but cause they merged with the void these two, at least, came back as voidfolk later*. Sleip has a bunch of different forms, all assumable via various cards that randomly appeared in his wallet when he was reborn. From Sleip’s point of view, he just woke up one day at 20~30something without a past or an identity.
Sleip and Hughes currently live in Sanctuary City, Salvare, a slightly suspicious city that doesn’t ask questions and as long as it doesn’t openly catch you doing anything (it wants to keep its streets safe for all who stay carefully out of trouble),
What if there was literally just this one place called Sanctuary City
I’m fucking laughing at the idea of Sleipnir and Hughes just going back to their apartment in sanctuary city after a hectic day running errands of questionable legality
Fuckfuckfuck oh my god
Ok. I was just thinking, so, Sleipnir and Hughes have Nordic-sounding names that go together
Hughes came first, I was kinda thinking hmm for crow dude what’s a good na—the name Hughes reminds me of Huginn—ame… ok
Then Sleipnir came next when I was like you know Sleipnir is a really cool name and I guess it sort of goes with Huginn
Huginn is Thought. There was another crow, Memory. Never did I stop when naming these characters, or at any time until now really, to think of where “Memory” went. And now it just occurred to me
There isn’t a Memory because they lost their memory
The interval between these only gets longer, but at least this time it’s mostly because I’ve actually been posting things as proper posts instead of in here. Still, there are a few things.
First, the Observers’ colour is apparently called “atoll” as I found out on this neat website. Neat bit of trivia. I remember back when all MBs were going to be variations of that colour, a time this post still hasn’t gotten out of.
This page is a little embarrassing to me because it has some complete fails at drawing Io on it (the skeleton was me going ‘what do bodies look like again?’ and trying to remind myself by drawing a generic skeleton :p that will teach me to not try to draw people when I can’t look up references I guess)
What I’m much less embarrassed of, and uploaded to show you, is the character logo sketches I plan to vectorise soon. Lance’s, Ssiv’s, Sleipnir’s, and Ariana’s in a counterclockwise circle around the Yanha shape I drew to draw markings on but didn’t (:p), to be specific. There are also some attempts at Io’s logo but I don’t really like how any of them came out.
Oh yeah, I’d been meaning to mention this but forgot.
In addition to archetypes, Stablehand now also has “prototypes”, which, don’t worry, are not exactly an actual mechanic. At least, not a new, distinct one.
Archetypes are a specific idea of a type of person, kind of like a character class, and may have one or more attributes associated with them.
Prototypes are just common combinations of attributes I decided needed names; they may, like an archetype, have a little bit of a class-ish description to them but not usually. So I guess they’re kind of the reverse of an archetype: archetype has a description, maybe attributes, prototype has attributes, maybe a description.
The reason I came up with the term and the idea of giving common combos names is because I didn’t want to change the name of “Incongruity and Duplicity Sing the Blues” when Duplicity ceased to be an attribute so I redefined Duplicity as Machination + Compulsion and called it the Duplicity prototype. (Sleipnir was basically kinda G-Duplicity originally so now he’s H-Compulsion, by the way.)