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L.F.U.-0 (Lost Father Unit - 0)Name: Father, uses Lost Father as a full name (Aliases include The Lodestone, L.R.I.S.T., Grandfather Clock) & Cordyceps (Full name Cordyceps regis, or Cordyceps suprex for the companion)
Short summary: Lost Father is a testament to the tenaciousness of the spellweavers involved in it's creation, a means to transcend the limits of time and space, and tied to a symbiote designed specifically to limit it's abilities. Their previous self locked away their memories, leaving only a list of instructions, chief among them: "Don't trust the cells!" and "Don't look for me!". Since they're warped to the Gatehouse their instructions stopped making sense, calibrations were off, theories inconclusive, applications malfunctioned. The time machine has been hard at work researching and correcting their past self's notes.
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Race: Android
Appearance: Forged as the new body of a megalomanical necromancer it should come as no surprise that Father's body mostly exists of silver and blue tones. He stands tall and proud at around 6'6'', and has the physique of an athlete. His face is sculpted to emulate a sophisticated masculine beauty while delicate copper machinery is obscured, but not fully, by larger decorative plates . A layer of icy blue covers the forehead, runs around the eyes and downwards to emulate a jawline. The space beneath the mouth is left black, while the same golden trim as before continues along the sides of his mouth and culminates below his chin, emulating a horseshoe moustache. His visual sensors go hidden behind blue tinged glass, camouflaging as part of the trim while the place where one would expect his eyes to be go are filled by black glass, the left one of which is cracked

The android's main body goes obscured behind a set of short beige linnen robes, interwoven with cloth of gold and small mithral tear-shaped plates. This robe ends near the knee, hangs loosely from the waist to ensure mobility. below it, his legs resume: Silver plates hide the copper servos that move his legs while blue lines run down the length, accentuating a kneecap and shin. His feet are shaped after formal men's shoes with some medium heel, and decorated by blue soles, tips and a blue band around the ankle.
On the arms the shirt loosely embraces the metalwork around the shoulders, allowing the android to proudly display his creator's craftsmanship on the arms. The upper arms is where the silver plating makes more place to display the copperworks underneath, blue accentuates the edges of the plates, to draw the attention to the inner workings a bit more. The trend gradually fades towards the hands, and at the wrist the plates fit together seamlessly to protect the delicate inner workings of the hands. Peculiar is that the hands have two thumbs per hand, with the second one being opposite the first one, close to the little finger.
For the keen observer, the Cordyceps infestation is visible along the seams between the mithral plates, where thin strands of a sickly green-white stretch throughout the inner machinery. Along the edges of plates it is also possible to find a blue-green residue not dissimilar to the colour used for trimming, where the symbiote deposited rust. The biggest clue to his host is found in the chest and back, which were specifically made from various transparant resins so Davies could proudly display his masterwork. Father however is slightly unsettled by the look of his host and tends to keep that covered up behind his armor. Most unsettling is the primitive eye that has grown behind the cracked glass of his left eye which looks like an unseeing eyeball.

The amalgam still carries it's genesys, the discarded machinery that was the Lodestone. It's used as a focus for Father's magic. On a first glance this looks like a stone ring with some silver threads running through it, though actually it is a set of concentric bronze discs with minute carvings, reflective surfaces, runic glyphs and a number of prisms. A small bar points inward from the edge, holding a gem enchanted with a permanent daylight spell and a set of mirrors to focus the light. This light then bounces around the inside of the ring, it's patterns slowly but surely changing as time goes on. There's also a prism on a hammer, that can be moved nearly anywhere inside the ring to project the ray of light outside. The light functions to measure the flow of time, referencing it against the speed of light. While it's theorethically possible to use it to measure a pass of time, it requires advanced knowledge of time travel to do so, and nearly allways missfires as a result of fluctuations in the flow of time. Being an easily obsessed mechanical chronomancer worth his salt however, Father has devoted a large part of his memory to reading the device. It's also shown the ability to slow time to a complete standstill in a small disc shaped radius, freezing ambient air in place to protect himself against weapons. In combat, Father often has Cordyceps grow tendrils to hold the Lodestone still while his nimbe fingers worry at the controlls.

Through a combination of budding, mitosis and time-travel Father can cause Cordyceps to grow into a self-sustaining form: Cordyceps suprex. In this form the being generally look like a mix between a humanoid and a dragon. They've got a broad build, even for their impressive size of over eight feet, and muscles that'd put a yeti to shame. Despite this, his digitgrade legs can't easily support his massive weight for long periods of time, and he uses his left arm for support. The companion is remarkably agile for a hulking mass of hyperinteligent fungi, and often surprises opponents with unexpected reach and acrobatic manouvres. The symbiote has some capability to form harder conglomerations of cells, forming bone-like structures which are typically used to create weaponry or shields.

Personality: When Grandfather Clock reset himself in order to become Father a great deal of things were lost of his previous gnome based personality, though remnants of it are still visible in the eccentric motivations and desires that pop up occasionally. Mostly these are manifest as part of his curious nature, and involve testing things haphazardly or meeting new people. Since being transported to the gatehouse this has manifested in investigating the generalised mechanics of space-time manipulation in this mismash and absence of various continuities. Processor cores for various purposes have been turned over to decrypting more of his memories and cracking a theory of universal space-time manipulation. A frequent candidate for computing capacity salvage is his inhibition circuits, causing him to mutter quietly to himself at times and ramble or shout at other times. His emotional emulators and stabilizers are further victims of this salvaging, which causes violent mood swings and general discomfort in those around him. Despite all this the remnants of Ivanhurt's soul still show a positive outlook on life and an optimistic attitude towards his surroundings. This ofcourse extends to the people therein as well, who are kindly, albeit a bit formally, engaged allthough with his shifting demeanor this might unsettle the subjects of his attention.

Cordyceps regis likes to chime in seldomly, using their breathy voice to try and assert dominance over their surroundings by threats and promises. Their transportation to the gatehouse, and more importantly Father's resurrection, has left him feeling powerless and pointless. While they've been a lot more compliant to Father's wishes since their resurrection they still aren't keen on making friends, though they might sometimes try regardless to use the flesh of their "friends" as a new vector through which to spread their spores and ensure the survival of their genome. This, rather primitive, desire to Like a fungus, no actual intercourse involved herereproduce is usually what drives Cordyceps regis to do anything, and it's still what keeps the organism attached to Father, as without him they've got no methods of spreading. In hopes of Father not vanquishing his power source they've become much more compliant, and less active in hopes of being forgotten, but sometimes they still comment on their surroundings and have a chance of turning agressive.

History: The foundation for the LFU-0 was laid by a gnome artificer Ivanhurt Posp, who called it "The Lodestone" and used it to accelerate himself through time to escape Ivanhurt used them to acquire parts for his inventions, and couldn't pay them.the maffia. After his death via accelerated asphyxiation, starvation, dehydration, old age,... the The shadowheart triadmaffia only ever found the Lodestone, ancient and alluring. They were curious how a man turned from lively and jovial to corpsedust in a matter of minutes. To find this out they "kindly asked" for the help of Davies Thrys, a twilight sage. He returned some semblance of life to what remained of Ivanhurt's carcas and commanded it to explain. The Shadowheart Triad learned that this artifact was a potential goldmine, and quickly organised a think tank, lead by an echo of Ivanhurt to find out what went wrong and to fix it. Among these mages Alice Gormwick served as an example for dedication and hard work, she was instrumental in fixing it and installed a modified imprint of Ivanhurt's consciousness as a safety measure and user interface before rebranding it as Long rest in short timeL.R.I.S.T..

In the ensuing weeks she quickly noticed the disastrous Increasingly dangerous time-space mishaps, and a bunch of evildoers with the ability to slow/stop time at willramnifications of her actions , and succesfully tricked it into disappearing. In shame, L.R.I.S.T. vowed to never look back on this page in his past, and phased into being again in front of an old farmer named Rudy Flynn. He explained his nature and abilities to the man, who then installed it into an old The next name he'd take for his own.grandfather clock and used the device to put more hours into his day and better tend his field and bring him his youth. The shadowheart triad wasn't ready to give up their golden goose yet though, and tasked adventurers to retrieve "A device capable of mastering time itself". When Alice Gormwick heard about this she set out, tracing the dimensional debris to it's source and finding the old man and his grandfather clock. She destroyed the power source, and for good measure plane burned down the house.

Years passed, and Grandfather Clock was allmost content to see himself fade into obscurity, but not all forgot him. Davies found the remnants of soul still attached to the device, and claimed it for his own. He provided it with a new power source, a colony of single celled organisms, and imprinted this with an artificial soul of his own making, Cordyceps. He tested the device as he took his vengeance against the Shadowheart where the tempramental contraption ceased to function at a critical moment. His disobenience Davies to take a mortal blow to the head and in retaliation, the power source threathened to end L.R.I.S.T.'s existance. The machine complied eventually, and transported himself and the user away.

His mortal wound scarred Davies as much as it fuelled his fanaticism, and the man avidly sought ways to transcend his death and decided to shape the Grandfather Clock into a new body and transpose his soul into it claiming the invention definitively. He worked hard to fashion steel into limbs and digits and organs, and used only the finest materials to work with before growing the cells that served as power core. The fruits of his labour he called The Father Unit, since it was the next generation after the Grandfather Clock. The echo of Ivanhurt's soul eagerly waited for the day Davies preparations were complete, for he still had control of the body until Davies' stronger essence would inhabit it. There was a split second between the point where Davies' soul would leave his body and enter the time golem, and to the father unit a split second was eternity. He hyperaccelerated himself to buy him time to compile his memories and edit them into an obscure mess with instructions and clear pointers for a new sentience to read, while encrypting the base for these guidelines. Before he was finished sweeping all his past regrets under the rug he ran out of power, and came to to Cordyceps asking if he was ready. The biomass was none the wiser to the grandfather clock's impeding betrayal. The timepiece vanished once more, casting itself adrift on planar currents a split second before cordyceps killed it via electric overload.
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Akashic characters are allowed on a case by case basic. Feel free to apply, but also read up on the Universe info regarding Origenes, Those Who Are, and Akasha in this universe.
The concept I had in mind seems to fit pretty well with the fluff. She's a servant who was created by inscrutable cosmic beings. Her job is (along with several others) to guard an otherworldly fortress. Essentially, she's a dungeon mid-boss: The cloaked figure who challenges heroes on the 43rd floor. At least, that's what she was, before one of said heroes killed her. Suddenly being thrust into a wider universe will be quite a shock to her.

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You guys have such exciting characters. I feel... plain and boring.
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You guys have such exciting characters. I feel... plain and boring.
Dunno about you, but my character is just a human...that kills ghosts, vampires and stuff for a living while she keeps her negative emotions and memories of her twin that she will never meet again in the form of a raven.
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Dunno about you, but my character is just a human...that kills ghosts, vampires and stuff for a living while she keeps her negative emotions and memories of her twin that she will never meet again in the form of a raven.
Still better than mine.

An elf.

That likes magic and dexterous swordplay.


Wooo....
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Alignment: - Pino would like nothing more then to continue his existence creating artwork, bringing joy to those who look upon his creations, but Pino has learned that sometimes you must take action even if you do not wish to when the happiness of others is at stake. The machinations of corrupt leaders or unjust political standards mostly just confuse the sensitive artist who would rather keep such volatile subjects out of his life and work, leaving it to more politically passionate, but the creative construct will still take a stand when there is little other choice. He will hesitantly rise to the occasion to protect his friends and creations but normally only when they are threatened with overt violence, and even then Pino prefers to take a defensive stance on such matters; acting as a shield for others rather then turn to violence himself. This isn't to say he is a coward, jumping in the way of an attack to protect those he cares about, but in Pino's mind violence is just not a part of him and he could hardly imagine taking up a weapon to attack another.Neutral Good
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Player Character Concept Complete?
Seasons EndCalcifur and Sophie2 Souls, 1 BodyXXX
VaerdisYuski InugamiSubjugator of Mystic ForcesYes
Admin DirkTobias WindleafDrifter HexCrafter MagusXXX
LittleBlueNASōlitāriaPsion AndroidNo
ImoenAmelyssanDhampire WarlordNo
MundayKnightProfessor AddicusNanobot DruidXXX
SirviantisFather (L.F.U.-0)Parasytic Hivemind Host AndroidXXX
SarsprillaLithoniel BloodfyreXXXXXX
Taleteller50PinoClockwork Construct ArtistNo
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Still better than mine.

An elf.

That likes magic and dexterous swordplay.


Wooo....
Just thinking out loud ideas you can potentially use...

Combine the magic aspect with something magitech-ish, e.g. magitech armour that aids movements.

Change the sword to a lightsabre-like weapon.

Change the bow to a sniper blaster rifle.
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@Admin Dirk, having someone be stereotypical does ground the party somewhere.

@taleteller50, great table. Yuski is complete, and specifically she is an "expert subjugator of the mystics".
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I've added links to the table, since I wanted to steal TaleTellers thunder, but then I realised that'd be a dick move when I completed it. Still, it's stupid to let work go to waste, so here's a table with links, credit goes 99% to taleteller!

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@Dirkoth: You know how the avangers have Captain America, who's mostly a normal dude only super badass? And they still find a way to put him in the same situations as they do the rest of the avengers and he actually pulls his own weight and all? Yeah, we'll you've (presumably) got magic weapons (much like Cap at the end of endgame, and don't we all think he's an amazing badass then?<REDACTED FOR SPOILER REASONS>) And magic to make your magic weapons even more magic. Basically Tobias is more qualified to join the avengers than the leader of the avengers.

Also, I'm pretty sure you can get into any game you like solely on your writing skills and public image.

@Taleteller: Uhm, you do know we can't click links in TT tags, right?
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@Sirviantis, technically, only Hawkeye and Black Widow are the normal people badasses. Cap is pretty much like an x-men-level character with his super steroids.
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Technically yes, but iirc having an 8 in a stat is regular human, so I think it's safe to assume that regular ttrpg characters are pretty much on super steroids by default.

Unless for some reason you're using 0 point buy in which case you're just on regular steroids, but only for all stats.
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He’s a hot-blooded, reckless martial artist!

She’s a Tsundere giant battle robot!

Together they…Well, got blown up defending their city, but damn if they didn’t look cool doing it!

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Name: Rokuro “Rock” Kazama (Not that he’d ever let anyone use his given name)

Race: Human

Age: 26

Class: Brawler 4 / Helmsman using Wisdom for his abilities in place of IntelligenceMecha Savant 8

Alignment: Chaotic Good

Appearance:”Intimidating” is likely the first word that enters most people’s minds when they see Rock, standing well over 6”4 and towering over most people, and this is before adding the muscled upper torso, well-defined musculature rippling from a corded neck down strong arms and a tough barreled chest that is easily-visible through the various faded shirts, most dotted with patchwork repairs, stretched over his torso. A pair of similarly-patched blue jeans bearing several chains hanging from the pockets are wrapped around the fighter’s strong legs that end in steel-toed black boots. A black leather coat is always thrown over his shoulders regardless of the weather, and unlike Rock’s shirts, this coat seems to be in an immaculate condition and very well-taken-care-of, though on closer inspection, it is obvious why Rock uses it as a makeshift cape rather than wearing it – the coat is significantly smaller than the martial artist, as if sized for a completely different person. On the back of the coat is a simple graphic of a large shield imposed in front of a skyline with a singular phrase below it: ”Astra inclinant, sed non obligant.”

His flyaway black hair is usually left free to look as if he had just exited a wind tunnel, hanging low over his forehead but pushed back with a plain black headband when he prepares himself for a battle. Bright green eyes, alive and eager for any challenge peer out from a tanned, and to be frank, thuggish face, unmarked except for a single long scar running from behind his ear down to his collarbone. Rock has a very expressive face and even when he tries to lie, his face will give him away, from an eager grin at a strong opponent to a bored roll of his eyes at…Well, most other things that don’t involve fighting.

Personality: People who know Rock will generally describe him in one of two ways. Those with more fond feelings towards the fighter will say he is “Very enthusiastic” while those less-inclined will just say he’s as dumb as a sack of hammers and equally as dangerous. Both views are true to a certain extend. While Rock is certainly lacking in the smarts department, no-one is more aware of this than he is and so he’s dedicated himself to what he can do well (ie. Punching) and does so with hot-blooded aplomb. A loud, brash and excitable young man, he nonetheless has a very good heart and despite looking like a delinquent is much more likely to be found helping an old lady cross the street albeit with death glares at each approaching car to ensure that they stop. As a martial artist, he relishes the idea of a strong opponent to test himself against and once a battle is joined, he’s likely to lose himself in the rush of adrenaline and fight until only one man is left standing. Rock also rarely plans anything, or waits for others to plan for him, rather rushing headlong into battle without a pause or care.

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”I’m the finest weapon invented, the perfect fusion of magic and machine…And I’m bonded with a pilot who has a brain the size of a walnut.”


Name: AEGIS (Akasha Enhanced Golem Interceptor System) – Aegy to Rock.

Race: Mecha

Age: 2 years

Class: Large-sized Bipedal mech companion

Alignment: Neutral Good (Pretends to be True Neutral)

Appearance: Standing a good 18 feet tall, the AEGIS mecha is quite an awe-inspiring sight. A sturdy chassis that had once upon a time been sleek silver has now been painted in blue, red and black highlights, though the armour appears to have been removed around the elbow and knee joints to increase mobility. The head armour resembles a knight’s visor, and is painted in the same blue and red tint, with the “visor” pulled up to show off pair of electric-blue eyes.

Personality: AEGIS is, as expected of an artificial intelligence, a being of logic first and foremost, considering each option available to her and then executing the one that provides the greatest utilitarian benefit. Which ultimately means that her partner is the worst-possible thing that has ever happened to any electronic lifeform. The pair often bicker and on more than one occasion she’s deployed the pilot defibrilator system in a more…Creative manner than it was originally intended for. That being said, behind the cold emotionless exterior of picking the option that is ultimately for the “greater good” regardless of how many lives must be saved, AEGIS does relent suspiciously-often in her arguments with Rock over his harebrained eagerness to save everyone possible (afterall, she could just decide to not function) the greatest example being the incident that brought them both to the Gatehouse and Rock streadfastly believes he’s found a kindred soul in the robot, no matter how much she might deny it.

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