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The Lord Ruler's perfect capital city, Luthadel, is doing the impossible: rebelling. Skaa half-breeds are being taught the power of Allomancy, something that the Lord Ruler's obligators said only existed in the nobility. The enslaved skaa, with their murderous benefactor, now fight back against a living god's oppression.

So, the Inquisition was formed. The nobles begin to fear assassination from all sides. The times of nobility Mistborn killing each other are over. The Steel Inquisitors look for aristocrat traitors and insurgent skaa, and the skaa try with all their strength to merely survive. The Lord Ruler's perfect Final Empire is slowly devolving into chaos.

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#2955410 Ideas

Posted by Seraphiro on 19 October 2011 - 05:42 AM in Plotting

So I'm thinking of a few characters I'd really like to try out once I'm caught up.

1. Terris Keeper: I liked the idea of him being one of the few Keepers the Final Empire missed. That would make his history quite interesting. I imagine the Synod would want to keep him around for his... genes, we'll say. But that pressure of responsibility and duty would drive him away from them. "What the difference between this and the Lord Ruler's breeding program?" So he goes to Luthadel, perhaps posing as a noble, or just as a Terris servant, to document noble society.

2. Kandra: One with the Blessing of Stability. This is an overlooked Blessing, I think, among the Kandra. Emotional stability doesn't make one very respected when no Allomancer Soothing or Rioting can affect him. But this does give him an edge in that it makes him very pragmatic. He is able to shrug off the distaste of taking on animal forms such as birds and stray dogs to do his job. Of course, this makes him a bit stiff. He's a kandra, which makes him a great actor, but because he is so in control of his emotions, sometimes he will make decisions that most humans would disagree with.

3. Pewter Misting: Don't know which one is more interesting, the assassin who uses Pewter to gain immunity to poisons or the man who poses as a Soother/Rioter and uses Pewter sparingly.

4. Tineye Obligator: He's a typical Obligator. So typical, in fact, that maybe he's too typical. He embraces stereotypes, because when you become a stereotype, people underestimate you. Tin makes eavesdropping so, so easy...

Hmm... So many character ideas. Maybe I'm jumping the gun here.

#2955407 Ideas

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 06:31 PM in Plotting

I meant that the Terrisman would be the steward of a noble, but the noble would not know he is a Keeper. So he's not only playing the game of court, he's playing the game of not being caught by the Inquisition and his master. I need to work on simplicity and clarity, I think.

#2955404 Ideas

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 06:20 PM in Plotting

Thanks for the encouragement!

I just had another few questions I wanted to pose. I think I am gravitating towards a kandra first character, and I was wondering about some Mistborn lore. Do birds exist? Because I can't recall them appearing much in the books though the imagery of a bird exists.

#2955401 Ideas

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 06:03 PM in Plotting

Haha, I'm starting to think maybe I should read more before I throw out ideas. And I thought I was being so original, haha.

As for the Terrisman, your points are valid and I will definitely make sure to take your advice. I was actually thinking of the Terrisman just being a plain steward, however, as is the fashion. It would be harder for said character, but he could be playing multiple games, one of which is the noble he is serving.

What do you guys think?

#2955398 Ideas

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 05:20 PM in Plotting

Some more ideas:

A Pewter misting assassin who doesn't specialize in being a buff Thug, but rather in poisons. As Pewter makes one burn away poisons, it's conceivable that it would be a very beneficial skill to have in building up immunity to various poisons without having to reveal that one was burning Pewter.

A Keeper who is too curious in Noble society for his own good. He minimizes risk by wearing jewelry wear no one can see them or by wearing jewelry that's so small most would not think of them. For example, an ankle bracelet. Or a copper ring to record the proceedings of a ball, large enough to store some memories where he/she could later pass into a more suitable Coppermind, but small enough to be looked over.

And a Coinshot who seems to be able to fly like Mistborn, though the skill is haphazard and earned by breaking nearly every bone in his body.

It would also, I think, be very fun writing a crazy person.

#2955382 Ideas

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 06:50 AM in Plotting

Simple titles work fine, I think.

Just wanted to start putting some ideas down to type, but as I'm still catching up on reading, I don't feel like I want to put full effort into filling out a character application. Especially as all I have are vague ideas as to interesting characters. Here are some ideas I have in my brain:

A kandra with the Blessing of Stability would mean greater resistance to being broken by emotional Allomancy. Also, I assume Stability means exactly what it sounds like, which means being able to control its own emotions. I imagine a personality a bit similar to TenSoon, one that understands that not acting on emotions is not the same as not having them. Not sure how this would play out in terms of interaction with Allomancers. Do Mistborn know how to control Kandra in this setting?

A Pewter misting who behaves more like a Rioter or Soother. He is proficient at using pewter, but he doesn't use it in most situations, preferring instead to use his observations of those around him to get what he wants. Pewter is there for a pinch.

It might also be interesting to play as one of the Lord Ruler's Soothers in the soothing station.

Just the idea of where Final Empire gets its Mistings is interesting to me. Are they all noblemen? Skaa aren't employed, since they'd just be killed by the Inquisition. Also, are Obligators noblemen? They seem to be something else entirely. They are not supposed to be skaa, are they, though skaa could trick their way in like Marsh does in the novels. Who becomes an obligator then?

It'd be interesting, I think, to have a Misting obligator who does not hate the Empire as Ignas does. Maybe the idea has been done here already, but as you know, I'm new. I wouldn't know.

And lastly, one for fun, since I don't think it would work all that well:

A character who pretends to be Mistborn but has no shred of Allomancy at all..

#2955367 Introduction/Greetings/Salutations

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 02:07 AM in Introductions & Farewells

Thanks for the prompt replies!

I've gotten started on the posts, but as I soon discovered, there are several closed topics that either never continue or don't have much to do with the main plot. I enjoyed reading several of these, but as I want to get caught up quickly and start contributing my own words, I am considering filtering names. Would this be wise, you think, to focus on reading all the topics with names such as Mia Casuana and Ignas?

#2955363 Introduction/Greetings/Salutations

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 01:14 AM in Introductions & Farewells

Oh man. You guys beat out the Well... Looks like I've got my work cut out for me then, haha.

Questions, hmm... I guess I have a few.

1. I know there are hundreds of characters flitting everywhere on the board, but about how many individuals are active in the RP?

2. I know I should double check the FAQ for this, but is there an expected amount of participation? I know those with more important characters need to be committed to posting more often, but about what pace does the story move along? A post a day, a post every few days?

Thanks for being so welcoming. :)

#2955358 Introduction/Greetings/Salutations

Posted by Seraphiro on 18 October 2011 - 12:29 AM in Introductions & Farewells

I've always found thinking up titles for introduction topics annoying. But anyways.

Hello all. As you can tell, my username is Seraphiro, and I'm new. I found this place because I was browsing the 17th shard site, which in turn I found because I've been re-reading the Mistborn series in anticipation of Alloy of Law. (Hooray, new Mistborn book!)

I don't know how soon I'll be joining in the roleplaying action as I plan on reading through the entire continuity thread so I know what's going on. Scrolling through Cycle One, it seems to be quite a daunting task. While I'm doing that, however, I look forward to getting to know the members of the community. It is unfortunate that all those around me who love Sanderson love him because I introduced him to them, rather than discovering Sanderson for themselves. What difference this makes, I have no idea, but nevertheless, look forward to meeting you all.

And the stilted, formal language is just cause sometimes it's fun to sound prim and proper.