Oaksoul Elite wrote:
Looking over psionics due to the Firefly debate going on, I'd have to say it'd be fun to play with:
I'll definitely keep these in mind the next time I'm offered a game to play in...
If you want to go dromite, you could use the latest explanation from Psionics in Dragonmech
. They're a servitor race from the moon now seeking emancipation. They're split rather 50/50 as to whether they view Highpoint's races as potential allies or competition. Strangely, they're not actually native to the moon. Back when Athuraz first roamed the moon and predicted the lunar rain, he accidentally brought with him some terrestrial contaminants. Ants on his sandwich and the like. As the first sludges on the moon evolved into its current denizens, so too did the terrestrial stowaways adapt to lunar life. Over time, they became naturalized denizens of the moon, but they still stood apart as not being completely lunar (being composed of the earthly elements and not the close lunar equivalents). This marked them as pariahs and they became little more than a servitor race.
I'd really like to play a Hereal ranger at some point. Also, a necromancer/druid. He still reveres nature and works to preserve it, but nature is too badly wounded by the lunar rain to be fighting back. The other druids foolishly push her on, possibly past her breaking point. No, he'll fight with the one force that has truly grown in power with the lunar rain: death.
Also, a psion of some kind who uses alternate fluff for several powers. Minor creation and similar powers are flashes of MacGuyver-ing insight. Similarly, energy ray and other powers like that represent him manipulating little things to engineer the disaster - a few magnifying lenses and mirrors for a fire ray, a primitive speaker and an overworked engine for a sonic stun, etc. He'd be real fun to play.
A binder who serves host for all sorts of spirits pressed into service against the lunar gods who have defected.
A steamborg who turns to the path of the steam monster in fear of losing himself, but is then horrified of his turning feral, so eventually he finds the path of the unborg.[/url]
Hah. The famed charred forest of the L'arile Nation.
I once contemplated a story about a diverse crew living on a mech, and come to be in need of some coal as they traveled through the L'arile nation. And the coglayer realizes the dead trees around them make a low-grade but serviceable charcoal because of the nightly exposure to the burning sandclouds (at the least) cooking them a little bit over a period of year. And this kicks off an almighty row with the druid, who eventually concedes that as long as they do so with respect and gratitude, and constantly work to help solve the world's larger problems, then it's morally acceptable to harvest a few trees for the coal they need to power their smaller mechs.
As for the Dromites, that's certainly an interesting idea.
According to the P.i.D. thread, Thri-keen are dwellers of the wet desert, right? Personally, I'd like to see them have a small hive-city on the mountains in the borderlands of the desert, maybe as a sort of trading post and their racial and spiritual home.