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Postby Keighn » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:13 am

Was this one of the inspirations for the blood mages? Shadow Mage?

Blood Mage?
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Blood Warrior?
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Shadow Mage
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Shadow Warrior
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Blood Lord
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Shadow Lord (obvsiously)
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Postby eggmceye » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:11 am

It's funny you posted those as I've been enquiring myself as to WTF shadowfolk are (and next is bloodkin).

Technically in terms of development history, it goes like this:
i) I put in shadowlord, straight outta you know what
ii) shadow orcs make an appearance (extell)
iii) extell makes shadowmages and shadowwarriors, explicitly to test mage and warrior players
iv) tyler makes all the rest of the blood & shadow mobs
v) heikki suggets shadowfolk as a playable race viewtopic.php?p=60018#p60018
vi) after chats with tyler elves get shitcanned and shadowfolk and bloodkin become what would have been the dark and high elves, or something like that

Anyway I've started a shadowfolk 'pinterest' (putting it to good use other than for weddings and girly stuff)
http://pinterest.com/eggmceye/shadowfolk/

And as a really quick history of shadowfolk I'm working with:
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Shadowfolk are the descendants of dark elves that are refugees from another plane ... they came to new sosaria via a double phase anomoly ...


and you could change the technical history of shadow-everything into an actual lore-history - thus everything is decendant from shadowlords - or somehow combine the two.


I think this is a good bloodlord
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Re: maeondir: monsters

Postby eggmceye » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:41 pm

bloodkin pinterest if anyone's interested
http://pinterest.com/eggmceye/bloodkin/
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby MoonGoat » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:45 pm

Are you playing Magic, Keighn? Thinking of the 1st and 3rd picture, Chandra and Arcanis.
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby Severian » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:47 pm

MoonGoat wrote:Are you playing Magic, Keighn? Thinking of the 1st and 3rd picture, Chandra and Arcanis.


I knew I saw that 3rd one somewhere before XD
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby Keighn » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:00 pm

Me playing magic? No, I've knows some people that have spent a pretty penny on that card game. I do own one of 2008 or 07 books that details all the cards though. I just happened upon that picture on another forum I peruse. Now pintrest looks quite interesting.... far better than face book.

I need to reread everything available on just these two "races" or creations. Perhaps put some of my writing skills to use instead of helping my sister-in-law with her college english course. There have been some rather interesting pages on writing that might refresh my skills. I'd hate to write something that just doesn't fit though. Time to hit up Barnes and Nobles and purchase a dictionary and a thesaurus, I simple feel naked without physical books; that and I just don't like the ones available on the internet or writing programs.

Off the top of my head the listing of Shadow/Blood:

Shadowfolk (male/female varieties)
Shadow Orc (related?)
Shadow Warrior
Shadow Mage
Shadow Lord
Shadow Imp
Shadow Demon
Shadow Dragon
Shadow Prince * (Anathema)
Shadow Boss (guy in Deja Vu)*
Shadow Thief (Shadow Warrior Named Imotep)

Blood Warrior
Blood Mage
Blood Lord
Blood Hydra
Blood Drake
Blood Dragon
Blood Wyvern
The Blood Queen* (Blood Lands)

*Represent Unique Individual

I honestly thought I read each book in the game (circa 2011) and typed them out onto notepad. I guess I was mistaken. I'll have to redo this so I can reenlighten myself with the current lore. I may have to talk to every NPC again as well. If only I did this the first time, although the game has evolved so that might have been a moot action.
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby SiNeR » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:08 am

yea some of those pictures are from MtG... old times, very old :)
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby Keighn » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:45 am

Off the top of what limited knowledge I have of the game:

Small wells of shadow reveal themselves to the Orcs. Not understanding these peculiar breaks in reality some orcs are tainted with the shadow essence.

Shadow Lord in Dark Domain (now the upper part has a town and the Monastery.

Shadow Mages and Shadow Warriors in the Valley of the Trolls with Mages guarding the secret of the Phoenix (A mage working on creating an army of golems may have inadvertantly released the shadows into the known world). (Raiden & Destroyer explored here finding no trace or way into the hidden chamber of fire)

Deep in Drachentrog and in the abyss many Shadow Warriors and Mages dwell. There may have been lords there as well.

Brotherhood of the Night (BoN) has a secret prison of shadow or a void hidden from the known world (Raiden and Destroyer explored there)

Deja Vu in its weird parallel dimensions also has an outpost of Shadows including (Shadow Boss?) I ca't recall its name.

City of Shadows Seems to be a permanent Underground fortification in which all manner of Shadow Beings, hellspawn, and dragons exist. It is my believe the Shadows overlord over the hellspawn and dragons using them as slaves and grunts.

(I want to say mysteries of the Huge Crab suddenly appear and terrorize coastlines everywhere)

M.I.B. Detonates creating a rift on the planets surface sucking much of the land into a void. Speculations to the Madness of Destroyer and his "demise" eventually disappear.

Rumours of Estorrath and his experimentations seem to have come to either fruition or disastrous results. Strange Phase Beasts appear opening up pseudo realms into the shadowy void.

The Blood Lands are discovered and the nightmare begins.

Further exploration of the blood lands has revealed many mysteries including an empty lair.

The Awakening of the Blood Queen terrorize the World. This awakening has brought forth other other nightmarish beasts viying for power. Such beasing include:T
he ruler of the Seas "Kracken."
Lord of all dragons or the beast of chaos seeking to cause the Apocalypse "The Inferno Dragon."
The essence crawls from the bowls of the underworld "The Evil Slime."
Perhaps the greater creation of the evil mage "The Giant golem."
That which cannot be seen "The Invisible Stalker."
An uprising of the gargantuan giants and their master the "Minotaur Lord."
An avatar of Bovindus "Super Cow."


Further exploration has revealed that Phase Beasts can enter into the anomalies. The furthest recorded depth is 4-5 anomalies inside of anomalies. Some wonder if further breaching into anomalies could pull all of the Known World into the Realms of Shadow.

Parallel Dimensions known as Instances begin to develope. Some believe these beings are infused with both blood and shadow. It is unknown if shadow is trying to rule blood or vis versa.

Other Elements somewhere in the timeline:
Calling of the Shadow Lords and the mysteries of the Quest for the Gem of Virtue (some shards of individual virtues still exist)
The shrines - the stones ...
Maeondir found to exist again this time in its true form.
Ancient Jungle found in Maeondir
Tower of golems and the Wizard constructing them.
Lord Brownthorne found to exist and no one knows of his plans while he waits for the right time (speculation he summoned the blood being)
Half-beings found Shadow Folk and Bloodkin. Not all are evil
Lair of the Phoenix is discovered.
Lair of the Doppleganger is discovered.
New lair of the Dragons discovered.... small outpost of Shadow is here. The being in command is known as the "Shadow Prince."

I'm sure there are many things which I have neglected. Before the book competition I really should have investigated each area and took notes like I do most rpgs. Ah, the grinding became addictive and I lost site for further developing.

I'd encourage everyone who plays esp the veterans to contribute something. The best outline is probably the Updates page. Couple that with the descriptions of areas in the game and NPCs and there's a lot of meat that could be added to the game.
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby eggmceye » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:08 pm

Keighn wrote:Off the top of what limited knowledge I have of the game:

Small wells of shadow reveal themselves to the Orcs. Not understanding these peculiar breaks in reality some orcs are tainted with the shadow essence.

Shadow Lord in Dark Domain (now the upper part has a town and the Monastery).

Shadow Mages and Shadow Warriors in the Valley of the Trolls with Mages guarding the secret of the Phoenix (A mage working on creating an army of golems may have inadvertantly released the shadows into the known world). (Raiden & Destroyer explored here finding no trace or way into the hidden chamber of fire)

Deep in Drachentrog and in the abyss many Shadow Warriors and Mages dwell. There may have been lords there as well.

Brotherhood of the Night (BoN) has a secret prison of shadow or a void hidden from the known world (Raiden and Destroyer explored there)

Deja Vu in its weird parallel dimensions also has an outpost of Shadows including (Shadow Boss?) I ca't recall its name.

City of Shadows Seems to be a permanent Underground fortification in which all manner of Shadow Beings, hellspawn, and dragons exist. It is my believe the Shadows overlord over the hellspawn and dragons using them as slaves and grunts.

Rumours of Estorrath and his experimentations seem to have come to either fruition or disastrous results. Strange Phase Beasts appear opening up pseudo realms into the shadowy void.

The Blood Lands are discovered and the nightmare begins.

Further exploration of the blood lands has revealed many mysteries including an empty lair.

The Awakening of the Blood Queen terrorize the World. This awakening has brought forth other other nightmarish beasts viying for power.

Further exploration has revealed that Phase Beasts can enter into the anomalies. The furthest recorded depth is 4-5 anomalies inside of anomalies. Some wonder if further breaching into anomalies could pull all of the Known World into the Realms of Shadow.

Parallel Dimensions known as Instances begin to develope. Some believe these beings are infused with both blood and shadow. It is unknown if shadow is trying to rule blood or vis versa.

Other Elements somewhere in the timeline:
Calling of the Shadow Lords and the mysteries of the Quest for the Gem of Virtue (some shards of individual virtues still exist)
Half-beings found Shadow Folk and Bloodkin. Not all are evil
New lair of the Dragons discovered.... small outpost of Shadow is here. The being in command is known as the "Shadow Prince."



In the above quote I delete a few lines but otherwise is a pretty good fictionalisation of in game develpments.
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby Keighn » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:56 pm

To actually write it up in a fluid story/history is what will take time. This is where my writer's block hits as I over criticize my writing. I honestly wish more people would read the forums and brainstorm some of their creativity. Reading others ideas inspires others likes a virus or something IMHO.

My version of a timeline is off. Going through the updates will be daunting.

Note to sellf - must still read the current books in game (write them to notepad)
Write down all the monsters in each dungeon (probably use alpha for ease)
Talk to all NPCs, note locations, quests(mostly done from 2010-11), age, sex, job, avatar type, (merchant y/n)

Some further Shadow pics this one might be a good shadow warrior although its from a game Sacred 2 (technically its shadow boss)
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby eggmceye » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:40 pm

bumping a good thread

I have my bi-annual bug-in-ass about lore again, and I did a title search for 'lore' and this came up

also don't forget http://euotopia.com/manual/index.php/Co ... ew_Sosaria
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby Heikki » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:11 am

I am really interested about Apoc New Sosaria.
As there is now shadow and blood races (Which I feel really unique). Maybe there is "green race" something like "Radiation Birth" that lives in Apoc New Sosaria?
"Rad Births" might have own powers (Mutations?) maybe even psionic powers?

Example crappy ideas:
* Jack of all trades --> Can use fighter weapons, have some rogue skills also have limited priest and mage spell lists?
* Have different mutations that can player can buy as special skills? (Like: Thick Head -> +10% str -10% int..... OR Tentacles --> Randomly cast AEP on melee)... Just fast examples.
* Are master of buffs / debuffs?
* Can wear exotic items like "Radiation rifles" :shock:
* Looks like shadowfolk and bloodkin but green
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby Azalynn » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:43 am

Please for the love of everything holy make a map named "the nightmare" and make it super difficult with ALL hyrbrids and 2x2s. Good lord please.
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby Zilverlight » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:05 pm

eggmceye wrote:bumping a good thread

I have my bi-annual bug-in-ass about lore again, and I did a title search for 'lore' and this came up

also don't forget http://euotopia.com/manual/index.php/Co ... ew_Sosaria


I would love to see a bit more lore from Brownthorne and Farimond. Perspectives from each of them. Brownthorne has a quote about how rude Farimond is and how he's imposing on his own lands and chopping down the "peaceful" treants. I'd like to see entirely how Brownthorne sees Maeondir and then how the Farimonds see it.

I'd love to help with some flavor and lore for many of the portions of that history page that are blank. The only concern I have is stepping on toes where there were already half-ideas about backgrounds for specific characters that weren't laid out on that page. I don't want to suggest a background story that completely counters one that was already existing, just not publicly shown.
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Re: race lore, history, etc

Postby eggmceye » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39 pm

I've had the idea of maybe making a new dischord channel just for lore. The prob with that is it can get lost, so I guess posting here is best. It won't get deleted here.

As for toes being stepped on, there aren't really any ... It's about working with what is in the game (ie books, npcs, places), and in my novel which I hereby declare canon. If you write something good then I will assume it's ok to be used. How it gets used is a mystery, but updating that complete history page is a start. Note that it is locked, so you'll just have to post it here so I can edit it.

The way keign wrote each ingame development as a one-liner as lore-flavour is really good.

Further exploration has revealed that Phase Beasts can enter into the anomalies. The furthest recorded depth is 4-5 anomalies inside of anomalies. Some wonder if further breaching into anomalies could pull all of the Known World into the Realms of Shadow.

Parallel Dimensions known as Instances begin to develope. Some believe these beings are infused with both blood and shadow. It is unknown if shadow is trying to rule blood or vis versa.
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