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 Levels of Taint (Beta)

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The Wyrm
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PostSubject: Levels of Taint (Beta)   Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:13 pm

OK, some of you are already familiar with this list as I have shown it to several players and I know that some players simply don't like the idea. Before diving into the list, here is the 'why?'. Wyrm taint is a part of our game. Granted it is an inconvenient part that we don't really want to observe but it exists in the books for a reason. It adds an element to the game and to the roleplay experience for all of us. True, it isn't very fair but try to think of it this way: What in our game IS fair? We're playing a game about a dying race on the edge of an apocalypse, enjoying those last moments of camaraderie before the plunge. With that in mind I ask that every review the following list and begin to track how tainted their characters are. If you aren't sure whether you should take a level of taint or not, ask an ST. Typical actions that will result in taking a level of taint include:

  • Battling a minion of the Wyrm (Simple exposure to something that tainted)

  • Biting a minion of the Wyrm (Tainted blood in your mouth)

  • Imbibing food or drink that has been tainted by the Wyrm (Bringing the taint into your body)

  • Traveling to regions which are taint saturated (Exposure, such as a blight or evil place)

  • Acting in a heinous manner (Such as Wyrm thrall or even inadvertently hurting innocents)


And here's the list:

A single level of taint will be all but undetectable to those who don’t have gifts associated with discovering taint. Cleansing it doesn’t even hurt but it is a subtle manipulation to the thoughts and feelings of the PC.

RP Hint: Business as usual, you won't notice and neither will anyone else.

Level two will manifest itself a bit more than level one, Sharp words and dark thoughts are not uncommon but it will not radically change a characters demeanor.

RP Hint: You're more irritable than normal but still you.

Three is a noticeable personality change to those who have not been tainted. It consists of more aggressive behavior and less concern for safety though not to the exclusion of common sense. The idea of why having Metis is wrong becomes worthy of a little thinking and discussion.

RP Hint: Either you're recessive or a grumpy fuck but you should always keep your taint in mind while roleplaying.

Level four is where the personality will seriously start to swing. Mild and meek characters will want to be heard and aren’t afraid to roar someone down if they are being reasoned with.

RP Hint: As in description, you're beginning to act contrary to your nature.

Five, the taint is taking over, rage is the word of the day, and the tenants of the spiral seem reasonable, not your tenants certainly but hey, you can understand where they’re coming from.

RP Hint: You are no longer cognizant of not feeling normal. You're normal it's everyone else that is messed up.

Six, Friends? What for? These bunch of losers are holding you back and waiting to watch you fail so they can laugh.

RP Hint: At this point your Character should be actively avoiding being cleansed. You don't need to waste your time doing that.

Seven, Family? Oh you mean the bunch of anchors who do you wrong at every turn and always smile when they knife you in the back? To hell with them, too.

RP Hint: It's getting really bad now, think of what your character would normally do and then do the opposite. Your character may actually resist being cleansed be it by running or fighting.

Eight we’re almost there. You’re the only one you can trust. The reasons you started down this path probably forgotten, names register but certainly not with anything resembling a sympathetic or loving response.

RP Hint: No more maybe, your character WILL violently resist being cleansed and has a hair trigger to insult, be the insult perceived or actual.

Nine, it might be too late. Everything in the world you’re leaving behind has become alien to you, you now understand perfectly why Father is right and why he has extended his hand to you. You’d argue it but “Gaia’s Chosen” are so self-deluded they wouldn’t understand or care anyway, doubtless placing the blame on you, so what’s the point, really?

RP Hint: As in description.

You are Fallen. There is no cleansing that will return you to Mothers Light, but why would you want to go back, anyway?

RP Hint: As in description.

As mentioned above, I have a feeling this may not be something the players want to roleplay and if that is the case then the system can be removed. But before you vote to have it taken out I just ask that you give it a try and see if it doesn't enhance your gaming experience.

Pole thread to be posted soon.

As always all are invited to voice their opinions in the Rules Clarification Discussion thread.


Last edited by The Wyrm on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:21 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Cleaning up a bit.)
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