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    Link to old version.

    This isn't exactly standard format, but it's easier for me to track stuff on.

    Spoiler: General format










    Spoiler: Main Characters

    Spoiler: Sekhmet

    Name: Sekhmet Winifred Ingenia Octothorpe Brignole
    True Name: Sakiril-Ess, Toktr Etsa Korrel, Etsa Myn-Erl, Nolvilik Kendek, Resyr Lotaka, Okaril-Ess, Keyra Dogetal, Etsa Sukkubei, Rel Ysm, Strel Hof, Lumsa Okarr. (Fated One, Daughter of the Queen of Poison, Queen of the Scorching Depths, Unwilling Convert, Fiery Protector, Rebellious One, Lady of Forgiveness, Queen of Succubi, True Beauty, Hopeful Star, Beacon of Freedom)
    Gender: Female
    Age: 20
    Alignment: Neutral Good

    Status: Now queen of the Burning Depths and pregnant with her first child.

    Summary: Half-fiend recently risen to her mother's throne.

    Appearance: Sekhmet has recently started practicing shapeshifting on a regular basis, but usually defaults to the same form. Her true shape is that of a regal, imperious girl of about 20, full of life and energy, with a queenly air to her. She has red skin, pitch-black, glassy eyes, and long, black hair with a metallic sheen, which she keeps in a ponytail. She's about 5'7" tall. She has large, batlike wings and a barbed, venomous tail. Six horns adorn her head, two on each temple and a larger pair in the center of her forehead. Between the tips of her large horns hovers a small ball of fire. She has short fangs, and her hands and feet are clawed. Her blood, along with her lips and gums, is black.

    Personality: Sekhmet is shy and comes off as cowardly. She is afraid of people due to prejudice against her kind in her homeworld, and will usually flee if confronted. Beyond that, she is caring and gentle, with a hunger for knowledge. She is studious and hardworking. She has very low self-esteem. She's very devoted to her husband and wants to protect him, not only from threats, but from dangerous parts of her own nature. She is a firm pacifist, unwilling to kill or seriously harm other people, even if that is what she was made for.

    Equipment: Very little. Sekhmet was not prepared when she got blasted into the Nexus. She had nothing but the clothes she was wearing. Now she has collected a lot more clothes, carved herself a magic wand, and keeps whatever useful things she has in her purse.

    Abilities: Sekhmet has weak natural fiendish magic, but she also is a mage of some level, although not especially strong. Her magic is not very useful in combat. She is best at disguise spells. The changes in her nature have greatly enhanced her power, although to what extent is not clear yet; they have also made it far easier for her to manipulate and create fire and other sorts of energy. She has also gained telepathic powers allowing her to speak to and read minds. She recently learned how to shapeshift, but is not especially practiced at it yet.

    Background: Sekhmet was found as a young child by a gnomish couple. They adopted her and raised her as their own (although she calls them Auntie and Uncle). As Sekhmet grew, they secretly taught her some of their skills, since it was illegal for the spawn of evil (Tieflings, in this case) to get guild training. Sekhmet grew in knowledge and skill. She rarely left her home, mainly because it would be dangerous for a Tiefling to be out on the streets. When she was 15, she did sneak out, under a disguise spell, but it broke when she lost concentration in a crowd. A mob formed, and captured her. She was publicly whipped, and kept prisoner, and barely managed to escape. The experience haunts her to this day and colors most of her interactions with people. She will almost never go out in public alone unless disguised and avoids any chance of losing control of her spells. When disguised, she goes by one of her middle names to further conceal her true nature.

    While in the Nexus, Sekhmet made some friends, started living at GLoG and began to work at Pontius' Custom Constructs as an apprentice. She began to slowly overcome her fear of other people and her devilish heritage, but after an incident with an alien hive beneath Inside (which you can read here, starting on post 789), her heritage was dragged to the forefront of her being, and she was transformed into a more fiendish form, which has left her once again afraid to show her face in public. Since then, she has mostly come to terms with her new fiendish and alien natures, and has begun to use them to her advantage. At the same time, her fiendish mother arrived in the Nexus looking for her.

    Sekhmet married one of her fellow apprentices, Prumathe Brignole, and took his name. She's starting to grow into her princessly role, even if she's not sure she wants to be a princess, especially not a princess of fiends. Her mother returned to capture her once and for all, but was killed/decorrupted by adventurers, causing Sekhmet to ascend to the throne. Now, she's getting used to being queen and the new responsibilities that gives. She's more in touch with her fiendish nature than ever before.

    With the help of an otherworldly mother spirit, Sekhmet has conceived a child (mid September 2021).


    Spoiler: Jason

    Name: Jason Fisher
    Gender: Male
    Age: 24
    Alignment: Lawful Good

    Status: Dealing with the existential ramifications of his sudden-onset foxy twin sister.

    Summary: Powersuit wearing superhero, affiliated with NERD. Uses holograms and hardlight.

    Appearance: Jason is a man of middling height with light brown hair cut very short.

    Personality: Jason is the sort of person who's always willing to lend a helping hand. He's generous, light-hearted, etc. However, he's also especially cautious and generally very worried about accidentally hurting someone. Both of these traits manifest in the extremes in his heroic identity. He's highly protective of people he cares about.

    Equipment: Jason wears a powersuit with a few abilities. It is capable of projecting hardlight as either offensive beams of defensive shields, structures, and objects.

    Abilities: Jason is clever and creative, and often capable of new and interesting inventions. His only superhuman power is a mild enhanced intellect, focused on the manipulation of light.



    Spoiler: Jade

    Name: Jads Fisher
    Gender: Female
    Age: 24
    Alignment: Lawful Good

    Status: Figuring out what it means to be a kitsune and dealing with the existential ramifications of her sudden-onset twin brother.

    Summary: Powersuit wearing superhero kitsune. Uses holograms and hardlight.

    Appearance: Jade is an attractive, curvy woman. She has wavy red hair. She has the tail and ears of a red fox rather than a human. Her eyes are brown.

    Personality: Jade is the sort of person who's always willing to lend a helping hand. She's generous, light-hearted, etc. However, she's also especially cautious and generally very worried about accidentally hurting someone. Both of these traits manifest in the extremes in her heroic identity. She's highly protective of people she cares about.

    Equipment: Jade wears a powersuit with a few abilities. It is capable of projecting hardlight as either offensive beams of defensive shields, structures, and objects.

    Abilities: Jade is clever and creative, and often capable of new and interesting inventions. Her only superhuman power is a mild enhanced intellect, focused on the manipulation of light. Her fox spirit nature grants her the ability to conjure foxfire and turn into a (nine-tailed) fox. However, she has weaknesses as well. Notably, if she is submerged in water, she reverts to fox shape and can't use any magic until she dries off. There may be other weaknesses she's not yet aware of.

    Jade is a version of Jason (or Jason's a version of Jade?) who was transformed into a woman by a curse inflicted in a magical incident at the Black Dragon's Den. After about 6 months of living as a woman, she came to enjoy it (with some help from the curse's mind-altering effects). Then, she was eaten by a Kumiho, then turned into a Kumiho as part of a plot to hurt a forest spirit she was friends with. She got her original identity back, but was stuck as a Kumiho. In an attempt to get rid of her monstrous hunger and get back to being human, she sought out the temple of Inari. They tried to transform her back, but something went wrong, and she became a kitsune instead of a human, and lost a large portion of her memories.
    She and her sort-of-boyfriend Tristan went on a quest through a dream realm to recover her lost memories. The result of this adventure was that Jade recovered her memories and her missing 8 tails, and became a new being neither Kitsune nor Kumiho. More importantly, she and Tristan finally declared their feelings for another.


    Spoiler: Kothar

    Name: Kothar
    Gender: Male
    Age: 25
    Alignment: Lawful Good

    Status: Normal

    Summary: Lizardfolk paladin and father. Often found with his son.

    Appearance: Kothar is a tall lizardman, with green scales and an orange crest. He wears a pair of black leather goggles with glowing green lenses, a silver shield with a platinum lightning bolt design on it, a belt made from giant skin, and a pair of brown canvas shorts. He wields an arbalest and an iron battleaxe inlaid with golden flame designs.

    Personality: Kothar is a true paladin, loyal to his goddess, Tlacua, the mother goddess of the lizardfolk. His paladin's beliefs are colored by his upbringing as a tribal huntsman; he eats the corpses of fallen foes and is not unwilling to use ambush tactics. He is gruff and somewhat ill-tempered. Kothar will not compromise his values or knowingly work with evildoers.

    Equipment: Kothar's equipment is magical. The goggles allow him to see in pitch darkness. The axe can burst into magical flame. The shield grants incredibly effective protection against magical effects. The belt gives Kothar the strength of a giant. Kothar also has nonmagical gear, such as a number of javelins, an arbalest (heavy crossbow), climbing gear, and travel rations.

    Abilities: Kothar is a paladin, devoted to the goddess Tlacua. He has divine healing power and the ability to strike evil with holy power. He is highly resistant to magic, even without his shield, and is immune to mind-altering magical effects. He is able to summon an intelligent elk which serves as his mount. Kothar is an expert at fighting with a shield, able to block effects most would find impossible to avoid and to use the shield as an offensive weapon.

    Background: Kothar was a member of an adventuring party in a world called Tellus. His group battled a beholder and his minions, and came out victorious. Kothar found his way to the Nexus accidentally after retiring.


    Spoiler: Tethrik

    Name: Tethrik
    Gender: Male
    Age: Really darn old. Several millennia.
    Alignment: N

    Status: Missing in Action

    Summary: Space demon berserker. Not as evil as you expect.

    Appearance: Tethrik is an ogre-sized, four-armed demon with dark green, leathery skin. His upper arms end in wicked, serrated blades, and the lower forearms are covered in small, razor-sharp spines. His head is humanoid in appearance, but bald, with an armored bone plate covering the forehead and the top and back of the head. His ears are pointed, like an elf's. Tethrik has a thick, heavy tail that helps him balance. Tethrik normally wears a t-shirt and jeans tailored to his frame.

    Personality: Tethrik is sarcastic and aggressive. Like many of his kind, he's happiest when fighting and killing, but he tries to restrain himself. Despite his outwardly frightening appearance and demeanor, he is quite friendly.

    Equipment: Tethrik has very little. He has the clothes on his back and a pouch of rubies he stole from his former boss. He carries the remains of an iron bracelet that had been locked on his arm as part of his punishment. He also has numerous alien and/or magical weapons hidden within a bag of holding.

    Abilities: Tethrik is much faster than one would expect from a creature of his size, faster than a normal humanoid, and also, of course, strong as an ogre. As a demon, he has an innate resistance to nonmagical weapons not made of iron. He is also immune to fire and many forms of nonmagical poison. Iron burns Tethrik to the touch, and is quite agonizing for him. He can sense supernatural entities nearby him, and can tell whether they are demons. He has minor demonic magic, such as conjuring hellfire and detecting magic.



    Spoiler: Minor Characters

    Spoiler: Eao

    Name: Eao
    Gender: Female
    Age: 79. Days.
    Alignment: CN

    Status: Looking for adventuring companions.

    Summary: A seraph created from a damaged robot. Seeking allies to destroy her former compatriots and prevent them from attacking the Nexus.

    Appearance: Complicated. A hybrid of a dragon and a young deer, studded with eyes which are dark and rimmed with white flesh, looking like black holes in their accretion disks. She has six wings, two large pairs coming from her shoulders and hips, and a small pair attached to the back of her head. She has a draconic tail and a series of ridges running up her spine. Her scales are black and triangular on her belly, and round and pearly white on her back, with light faintly leaking from the cracks.

    Personality: Eao is entirely curious. She always wants to learn and explore more, and records everything in her journal. She has a strong interest in poetry, and a good portion of said journal is composed of amateur poems.

    Equipment: A high quality sword, a journal, and various odds and ends she's collected.

    Abilities: Eao has many powers. She can change the configuration of her body to suit different tasks. She can also fly, climb on walls, and travel short distances through 4-dimensional space, allowing her to bypass walls and other barriers. For utilities, she can read any language and store objects in an extradimensional space. She has a sort of empathy with machines, and is able to understand their function and status by touching them. For combat, she is endowed with razor-sharp wings, and can breathe out energy in a powerful blast.

    Background: Will write later.


    Spoiler: Selekhael

    Name: Selekhael
    Gender: Female
    Age: 17
    Alignment: Neutral Good

    Status: Trying to make a new life

    Summary: Angelic lioness time-clone of Sekhmet dealing with being kicked out of her own life.

    Appearance: In human form, she is 5'3" tall, has dark brown hair in a ponytail, and blue eyes. In her true form, she is a lioness, a tawny eagle, a coral reef, and a ring combined.

    Personality: Selekhael is kindly and gentle, but willing to fight if she must. She gets angry easily, but is very quick to forgive. She's mostly confused about her nature and trying to understand what happened to her.

    Equipment: Magical sword, shotgun, and pistol from the arsenal of heaven. The sword is a flaming khopesh and can cut through anything, the shotgun sends fragments of its victims through time, and the pistol causes things to decay.

    Abilities: Selekhael has some power over four Spheres of Reality: Time, Entropy, Growth, and Id. This means she can travel through time, alter the ages and sizes of objects, manipulate emotion, heal and cause disease, accelerate and slow people or objects, and other combinations she hasn't yet utilized.



    Spoiler: Sapphira

    Name: Sapphira. But that's not her true name.
    Gender: Chooses to appear as a female.
    Age: She fell before the universe began.
    Alignment: NE

    Status: Searching for her daughter.

    Summary: Sekhmet's mother seeks her daughter for an unknown, sinister plan.

    Appearance: An impossibly beautiful woman with red skin, pitch-black eyes, a crown of six large horns, a long stinger tail, and a pair of wide, batlike wings.

    Personality: She doesn't let on much, but she is a liar, a conspirator, and a betrayer.

    Equipment: Sapphira is able to conjure any mundane items she might need.

    Abilities: Sapphira is incredibly powerful in magic. She can manipulate energy and minds with ease, shift her shape, conjure planar portals, and grant lesser versions of those powers to mortals.

    Background: Utterly unknown.

    Last edited by bc56; 2021-12-03 at 03:56 PM.
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