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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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In Topic: Marina Tekiel

09 June 2018 - 09:26 PM

I love the development of this character. She has really interesting conflicts, and I absolutely share some of her personality traits... <~<


In Topic: Swashbucklers

03 June 2018 - 01:55 AM

"Most of the Luthadel gowns are almost as bad. Even the sleeveless ballgowns are so tight I can't twist or bend properly." Eliza said

Felix raised one of his eyebrows and cocked his head to the side. "Why would you wear a Luthadel gown?" he asked. He laughed.

"I'm never giving up my Islands' coat... Although I guess following the fashions is more important for you than for me... I think for ease of movement, it would be better to keep wearing the Islands' fashion. It'll also be easier to conceal a blade underneath, and you can at least move your torso easier."

With that said, Felix went back into training. Not giving Eliza time to completely catch her breath. After all, if she was attacked, they would not wait either... He tried to demonstrate the movements that he and Eliza should be utilizing in their knife fighting. He used smaller, quicker movements, rather than big, sweeping strikes. Uncle Nat was easily twice the size in musculature than Felix was, which meant that he was a giant compared to Eliza. He had the raw power to back up his knife jabs, he rarely needed to quickly duck out of the way.

"Do you see the difference here?" Felix asked.

In Topic: Axelle D'Orsay

05 May 2018 - 02:57 AM

I really like Axelle's character conflicts and how she's going to stand out in Luthadel, and how little she cares. It's great.

I have no other notes, so she's Accepted!

one more to go :)

In Topic: Surviving Duplicity.

07 March 2018 - 02:48 AM

Garrett didn't know what Augustin meant that his sister would be too old to introduce to active duty... but he was almost grateful for it. He didn't want to intentionally put her into that situation. He would rather not see her death.

"As long as my sister can learn self defense, and have ample opportunity to pursue physical training - if she wishes - I will be happy," Garrett said.

He also liked the idea of a lighter workload. Having just the duties of a Mistborn, or just the duties of a Lord was one thing, but having both at once, without much help... He was tired of it, to say the least.

Augustin didn't change completely with the revelation that Garrett was a Mistborn, but it was obvious that he was happier knowing that he was getting a Mistborn. That's something that Garrett would have to remember for the future. He thought it would be a good bargaining chip, but he wasn't sure how powerful it really was. Especially with his negligence of training as of late. Garrett hadn't even thought of the potential for more Mistborn in his bloodline.

He left out the piece of information that his first marriage didn't produce an heir. Well, he didn't leave it out, but instead didn't intend on making it a point to dwell on.

"Active duty... Yes. I have been the only Atwood Mistborn in two decades. Keeping our High House status did take some effort... both openly in the political sphere and shrowded in the mists."

In Topic: Surviving Duplicity.

05 March 2018 - 01:58 AM

Garrett took stock for a moment. The house employed a few Allomancers. He counted them off in his head. He should know the figure off the cuff, but he had been ... rather absent as of late.

"My steward keeps track of most of the actual numbers of Allomancers in our employ. There should be roughly one or two dozen. Since the main family didn't have many Allomancers - and the recent attacks on the estate, we have been keeping a higher guard count in general. There are three Tineyes, and the rest are either Coinshots, Lurchers, or Pewterarms."

He then turned to his actual family. His sister hadn't been trained, because historically the females in his family didn't get trained to fight in their conflicts. He wondered if that would sound... naive of him if he said it aloud.

"My unwed cousin is a Smoker, my sister, a Coinshot... and myself... I'm Mistborn." Garrett said revealing the last. He had never said that phrase out loud to another noble. It felt strange rolling off the tongue.

"As far as training goes, my father did not think it necessary to train my sister in combat. He did not intend to use her in combat situations. It has been this way in Atwood for generations. I think she always wanted to learn to fight, but father forbid it. As for my cousin, he has had basic fighting instruction, and his Allomantic instruction has been fairly rigorous."

He leaned back, clearly more at ease with this line of conversation.

"My training is ... constant. Although, if I'm being honest, it has not been the main focus of my life as of late, as you might imagine."