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I interpret the STR stat as being natural strength. Because a removable item is granting the strength it doesn't impact STR. That being said, demon mode shouldn't be treated as more than a level 6 power to avoid having too much strength too early in the game. The player characters will grow, and I would like you to have room to grow with them.

And don't worry, buster. He and I talked about this. He should sync up by the time we get to the resort.

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I... am too used to fallout special mechaincs, you know, the ones these are based on. An item can grant a temporary adition to special.

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I guess what I am saying is that it functionally grants a stat boost, but you don't need change the STR stat in the character sheet to accommodate the change as if it were natural super strength.
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I was just going to list it as the item's effect XD

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Ok. That works.
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will post once lego responds to deske and they make their attempt, if you're waiting. i know this can move at kinda a breakneck pace.
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Yeah, that's what I'm waiting for too.
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soooooo, how's it getting along with the going to gear plot? cus it seems totaly derailed by the anomly XD

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Patience. The Gear plot will resume in a bit. I'll try to get things back on track once this is over.
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*rolls around* fiiiiiiiine, I can get 1 or two more posts out of the previous night, and Alexander can meet Gear.

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Alexander can meet gear before the others while things sync up. I'll PM you some further details.
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Apparently I misread a few things. Give me a few minutes to alter my post so it fits better.
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I appreciate it Lego. ^^

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Legotron123 wrote:Powers: Kolt has relatively high powered telekinesis, as part of a rare genetic deviance in his species biology. He can use it to fly, lift objects, create force fields, and enhance his physical strikes. It's mainly based on line of sight though, and it can fail if he gets distracted. He also has mildly enhanced physical and mental capabilities as long as Quint is in his head.


Sorry, Lego. Creating complex constructs isn't listed as one of his powers, as telekinetic force fields are not actually solid objects, just areas of telekinetic force. To slow down the ship, he'd need to apply telekinesis directly to it.

Edit Edit: I've talked with lego. I'll allow the construct generation because it can understandably be considered a feature of a kind of force field generation, but there has to be restrictions. Nothing too complex, for one thing. Like the description says, no making a motorboat out of web.
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If hes not making an actual object, but just pulling on the air to cause drag, it actually works. But, I'm a little confused on how the extra drag is going to translate from kolt to the ship. Decelerating 6 tons from supersonic to subsonic is going to be straining, and I really hope that strain isn't going to his physical body.

It's not like tempest bringing it from Mach 80 down to 4, she's a tier 10, she can do absurd stuff like that, and atmospheric drag was doing half the work. She wasn't actually touching it's hull, just creating conditions that intensified that drag.

Shouldn't there be some mention of him applying something to the ship?
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I was actually going to have him apply the parachute to the ship in my next post, and would've specifically mentioned him attaching it to the remains of the ship. It was CD who decided that Kolt had already done it.
As for what he can make using force fields, there are a couple of restrictions on it.
A. It can't be too small or complex. A spoon is fine, but something with thin parts like a straw is out of the question.
B. He has to at least have a general idea of the thing he wants to create looks like. So, to go off what CD said, he might be able to create the hull of a motor boat, but he couldn't make any of the complicated insides, even if rule A weren't in affect.
C. More complex shapes require more energy, and tend to disappear quicker too. It's why he tends to stick to flat planes or bubbles when creating shields. Something like can last as long as he has the energy to fuel, while if he wanted to make a bust of his head, it'd only last a couple of minutes.
And a couple of other things I've either already mentioned, or can't remember off the top of my head.
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Sorry, Lego. I had to say he already did it. Everyone was waiting on Buster to update things, and Buster I think was waiting on you to take an action. If you decided to wait until your next post to take the action, there would be a deadlock with everyone waiting on each other.
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oh, whoops. might 'a jumped the gun a smidge then. though to be fair, you only had 1 post left to stop it, not 2...

also, the beach and shallows are currently littered with debris ranging from barely bigger than a nickel to "is that your car's hood?"
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Give him a mission or two and he'll have it payed off. :lol:

*flops around* oof. Today was chaotic. I'll put out a post, but it might be later tonight.
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There's also rebuilding the Land Shark... (the ships name, it's a play on the fact that he spends most of his time surveying planets and selling the rights to colonization agencies, combined with his preference for aquatic bodies.)

EDIT: What kolt might be seeing climb out:
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the ovals look like balls of black glass, easily mistaken for eyes. the teeth are painted on, hiding the seam where the suit opens.
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Ah... I may have jumped the gun with my post.

I kind of assumed that Kolt would be knocked out by that. I'll change my post and wait to let Lego decide his injuries.

Edit: So that everyone isn't waiting, I moved forward with having Tempest pull Kolt out of the water, but I didn't specify injuries. I'll let Lego decide that. I'm not really sure what others can do right now. Maybe someone can dive in and investigate? Tempest needs to stay with Kolt in case Lego decides the impact knocked him out and she needs to remove water from his lungs or something.
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I'm having trouble with the pacing. I can't keep up. Maybe I should pull out.
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I'm sorry to hear that. I liked your characters. Yeah, this RP moves at a fast pace. If you get more time on your hands, you are welcome to rejoin.
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Gotcha
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where the twins are from, the term armor only refers to unpowered protective attire. That was taken as an insult.

if it has any kind of power assist or computer assist components, it falls under other categories; Shells (or the human version; Hardsuits), Acclimation suits (have the nickname 'ant suits' because of how they look), Exo-frames (IE, the skeleton of a 'gear' kit without any parts attached. good for heavy lifting by itself), Hazardous Environment Gear, Recon Infantry Gear, Tactical Assault Gear, High Mobility Gear, Orbital Insertion Gear, etc.

Referring to such equipment incorrectly on purpose is a common way of implying substandard quality; its no better than 'x'.
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It may just be me but I'm having a hard time reading Kobor's color, Buster. It's a little too light on my tablets' screen.
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What about this instead?
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Much better, my friend.
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So a heads up in case you guys are wondering. I'm going to take a break today to give Neon and Rook a chance to catch up. We moved really fast yesterday, and that's great, but we are about to have somewhere around two to three posts each since their last turn. I don't want to leave anybody else behind. I'm trying to find a good pace that keeps things going, but doesn't make people feel they are being dragged along.
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Cool ship! You really put a lot of detail into your characters.
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Buster wrote: "We are a twinned colony of several billion microorganisms, functioning as two halves of a single gestalt mind." she grumbles by way of explanation.
This could litteraly explain two people in a suit. XD

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?

Um, yes, thats kinda the point?

are you alluding to something?
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nah, I just thought it was funny that he was trying to imply he was being clear when litteraly every living thing beyond protazoa are colonies of microganisms that work together.

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The Lycan caught on. Being a long time friend of Hivemind, his first assumption was that they were like the Hunters from halo. A mass of small creatures that together had a single mind.
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the analog between hunters and Machine-bound Kaal is why she phrased it that way.

Also, opening with "we're parasites that eat a creature's nervous system and steal the then-vacant body" tends to elicit panic, so that bit is being left for answers as-needed.
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XD Ok, so I miiiiiiiiiiiiight have worded that pretty badly. If I've implied anything wrongly I'm willing to change the thing later. I'm just tired and am waiting for class to start.

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think of them more as an ant colony, only the ants are the size of nerves, and their hivemind thinks of the hive as a whole as one contiguous being.
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Bicycle Repair Man christ, I waxed pretty muffins and cookies philosophical there. I supose this is the sort of conversation two people who aught to be dead might have.

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Oh, definitely. Two guys, both old, both have seen a lot, stuff they've seen and went through start bringing questions to light.

Also your post is awesome for so many reasons. Luke (Gear/The Janitor. I don't think I'm spoiling anything) Has been mostly replaced with mechanical parts, so he has a lot to say about that, and he was friends with the Immortal Legionnaire, who is at least 2853 years old, so he has something to say about the immortality as well. I look forward to when I reply to it.

(I actually just calculated the Legionnaire's age. If he was 30 when he assassinated Caracalla in 217 ce (using Caracalla's bodyguard's sword), then in 3040 he would be 2853. Actually, since it's late in the year in this RP and Caracalla was killed on April 8, it's possible that he is 2854, but I'm going with the first one for simplicity.)
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I for one, didn’t realize Gear was the janitor until you said so. Looking back though, it’s rather obvious, and I’m kinda upset that I didn’t figure it out earlier.
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