Monday, 6 May 2013

Design Character Lore

From my final design character i have chosen character 1, 2 and 5. I written up lore for each of them that i'm quite happy with. They may be refined a little and will then be put onto a display format.

Name: Merci
Race: Human Female
Home: Earth
Time: 2095
Dimension: Prime

Merci was a proud police officer in New York in 2087, she served tirelessly in cleaning up a depraved city. New York had never been the shining example of a city it was touted as being and it only got worse over the decades. Merci rose through the ranks of the police service but was always short of the greatness she knew she deserved.

One night on patrol with her partner Clarion they came across a suspicious warehouse, clearly inhabited when it shouldn't have been. Investigating it they found a congregation of gang leaders, these where some of the most feared people in New York, and the city was no stranger to dangerous gangs. Clarion called it in and before the meeting had ended the police from all around the city had converged on the location. As police moved on the warehouse it became clear this meeting wasn't just a meeting of gang leaders, it was a plot.

Bombs went off around the city, disorientated the police where fired upon by various gang members, caught by surprise Merci and the rest of the police force fought off as many gang members as they could as they fell back to help the city. This was the start of the New York war, a clash between the combined gangs of the city and the police force as the gangs attempted to eradicate everyone in their way. Their plot was to seize control of the city and turn it into the capital of crime syndicates led by Garek Vancil, a dangerous man who had united the gangs not through bribes, not through power or number but through respect, the most powerful tool.

This was a intercity war that raged for years, any help from the outside was usurped by Gareks gangs and connections in other cities. It was this war that brought out the greatness Merci had inside her, working alone after Clarion had gone missing, presumed dead at the hands of Garek. Merci found where Garek was living, a high city tower, unremarkable in its looks from the outside, but inside was a fortress. Merci Entered and brought down almost half of the guards before Garek was even aware of her, fueled and covered in weapons she charged upward.

Merci took down Garek single-handedly from inside his own tower. The city was hers to control if she wanted it but instead dismantled the gangs and ended the war that had ruined her city. Taking control of the new New York police force she organised the rebuilding of the city before being pulled to Purgatory by the Warden. Once there she adapted to the new world as she did to New York, proved herself and created a formidable police force of her own to help enforce order upon the various creatures of this new world.

For this character i adapted the lore from one of my lore page character called Targe, they were pretty similar so i figured there would be no point having characters so similar. I actually prefer it this way and it saves time.

Name: Serge
Race: Human male
Home: Earth
Time: 2349
Dimension: Alternate

Serge was like any average man, worked hard, had his passions and interests, it just so happened that living in a gigantic toxic scrap yard gave him useful interests. Serge created tools out of parts and sold them, the world as it was now was more like a graveyard. Wars, social collapse, economic collapse, he world was still there but there was no place for greed in hell.

One day his scrap yard community was lay siege upon by a large army of raiders, scavengers and mutants. Serge was not a weak man and armed his fellow people with what weapons and defensive tools so that he could to try and stave off the attack. He and the people were not fighters, but they were survivors. Serge and the scrap yard citizens fought crudely but fiercely, even so most were torn apart. The community was left with nothing once again. Serge lost his family but found his purpose.

Serge created a new protective mask, his previous breather was damaged in the fight, with this helmet granting him clean air to breath and clear vision he picked up the weapon that had served him so well in his fight. A long chain pulled loose with a large chunk of concrete on the end was his barbaric weapon of choice. Swinging this weapon he named “Scrap Hail” he tore through camps of raiders wiping out the psychos that had killed his family.

Once he was satisfied he returned to the scrap yard to help rebuild his community. Stories of Serge travelled the lands, his legend became known as “The Scrap Knight” a vengeful warrior swinging a huge flail to fell his enemies. People from all around sought out the scrap yard and the protection Serge offered.
Once the Warden pulled Serge to Purgatory, he didn’t change much, a peaceful man when not provoked and a savage warrior still swinging “Scrap Hail” into enemies’ faces when needed.

Name: Linn
Race: Human Female
Home: Earth
Time: 2023
Dimension: Prime

Linn was a professional kickboxing champion, she worked her way up from the amateur scene into the big leagues. Linn was always strong willed and didn’t like being told she couldn’t do something, her brother saying “you fight like a girl” when she was younger is what pushed her to start kickboxing. This wouldn’t phase most people but Linn was stubborn that way. Linn climbed to the top and was the longest reigning champion until she too was pulled to Purgatory by the Warden.

Linn came to the world frightened and confused, it took her time to assimilate to this new world and life on it. Eventually she found her place and learned how the planet and the Arena worked. When she was finally summoned to fight in the arena she took up the challenge, she wanted to be the champion here too. This however was a whole new challenge, she was a mere human kick boxer up against people with weapons, aliens with huge physiology and monsters with fearsome power.

During Linn’s very first arena match she came across a creature larger than herself, a brawler too it sneered at her almost mocking her. Linn did not back down and engaged the creature. Fighting the creature proved painful for Linn, her blows seemed to hurt her more than him. The two connected punches fist to fist, the creatures’ thunderous blow shattered her arm. She was pulled from the arena.

Linn was crippled, she couldn’t fight and she was no use to the Warden. She knew how this world worked, she knew she would be left to the slums as all of the weak are on this planet. Linn however was stubborn after all, she did not accept this, she travelled the planet looking for a way to fix her arm, she did not find it, what she did find though was an alien in a far city of the planet. This alien knew human anatomy, it may have been considered a doctor or a mechanic or some parts of both. This alien would give Linn a new arm, a stronger arm and in return she would pay him with some of her winnings for as long as one of them lived.

Linn gained her new bionic arm, a mixture of metals and mechanics covered by tough materials connected to her nervous system so she could feel. She was impressed and had her other arm removed in favour of this upgrade as well. Fitted with new powerful arms and a fighting suit to reinforce her body Linn proved her worth to the Warden and regained access to the Arena with new strength. She now enters each Arena fight hoping to come across the creature that crushed her arm so long ago.

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