Design a World - IC World Building

Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User
edited October 2006 in Critical Failures
I had the idea to create a world-building thread, where the people of the forum can get together and create a campaign setting together. I posted this idea in the “Talk about this forum” sticky for advice, and someone came up with the idea of an in character world building thread, where the posters play as deities creating the world. The general consensus was that this would be awesome.

So, the Fish of the Universe has laid the Divine Caviar, and from it erupts the multitudinous gods. Each, seizing a scale from the Fish of the Universe, determines his or her sphere of influence. Domains start out broad and, as the world comes into form and portfolios start to overlap, gods can give up broad but ineffectual influence for a narrower domain over which they will have greater control and freedom of design.

I, seizing the brain of the Fish, take the role of overdeity; I will not interfere in the creation process except to resolve disputes between gods. Each player must name his or her domain as they seize a scale, and then set about creating a campaign setting from scratch - out of the void of the Fish.

This is either going to succeed or fail terribly.

Deities:

Orik picked the eyes, taking destructive energy.
Salt picked rough scales, taking elemental earth; he also holds hatred and grudges.
Scooter took the fins, taking travel and speed.
Karilmat picked the heart, for creative thought and emotion.
Aileron picked the gills, taking air.
SageinaRage picked a scale from above the eyes, taking contradiction, puzzles and riddles.
Rose took picked the loins, taking life.
Sander picked a scale from the belly, taking light.
Throngrarth picked a tooth, taking aggression, battle and war, and holds the bladder for water.
Cosmic picked the tongue, taking speech.
Gorgrol took the bones and the soul, choosing death, magic and greed.
Elbonian picked the stomach, taking control over the hearth.
Rankenphile picks the swim bladder, becoming keeper of balance.
Trenog chose the tail, taking fate.
Spi takes a dorsal spine, choosing shadows.
Devryguy takes the softest scale, for mercy and humanity.
Seebor takes the parasites, choosing pestilence and poison.
Soup chose the flesh of the fish, taking food.
Pil stole part of everyone else's stuff, for treachery.
Anonymous picked the veins and became the angel of death.
Shamus took a piece of the fish really late, and became god of sleep.
Robo picked the last piece of the fish, symbolising hope.
Wezil constructed his own scale, taking the domain of craftsmanship and law.
Horshuu picked the ear stone, taking solitude and forgetfulness.
Ǽther took nothing and is god of nothing, however that works.
Duo, born out of Orik's creation of heat and flame and is god of the same.
Thorpe, knowledge and logic.
Utsan, the moon and stars.
Anaximander, peace.

Check the wiki for more information.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2006
    I'm the fish's eyes. If you push me too hard I'll paralyze the whole fucking thing.

    I've got the realm of Energy.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Salt claims the harshest, roughest of the scales; he claims the portfolio of elemental Earth.

    Because this is gonna rock.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I take the fins. Or a scale from the fins, or around there, or wherever I gotta grab one from.


    Scooter is God of Travel and Speed.

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  • KarilmatKarilmat Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I take the heart, my domain being emotion and creative thought.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2006
    Scooter wrote:
    I take the fins. Or a scale from the fins, or around there, or wherever I gotta grab one from.


    Scooter is God of Travel and Speed.
    I'll specialize to destructive energy, then, since motion is a result of energy applied to mass.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Scooter wrote:
    I take the fins. Or a scale from the fins, or around there, or wherever I gotta grab one from.


    Scooter is God of Travel and Speed.
    I'll specialize to destructive energy, then, since motion is a result of energy applied to mass.
    Physics has no place in here!

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    Scooter wrote:
    I take the fins. Or a scale from the fins, or around there, or wherever I gotta grab one from.


    Scooter is God of Travel and Speed.
    I'll specialize to destructive energy, then, since motion is a result of energy applied to mass.
    Physics has no place in here!
    Well, we're going to have to get around to it eventually, why not start early?

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  • KarilmatKarilmat Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Actually, whoever takes physics as their domain will control the world, won't they?

    Is it too late to claim physics? :twisted:

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    And She took the gills of the fish, those most precious respiration organs and inherited the realm of Air and Weather.

    Edit: Moved it to italics and made Aileron a "she".

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    Karilmat wrote:
    Actually, whoever takes physics as their domain will control the world, won't they?

    Is it too late to claim physics? :twisted:
    Since I'm the driving force behind the stuff, yes.

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I take a scale from above the eyes. I am the deity of contradictions, puzzles, and riddles.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    And Lo! He Took from the Loins of The Divine Fish and Recieved unto Himself the Realm of Life.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    We might want a method to differentiate OOC and IC once we get started.

    We'll also probably want a point at which open applications are closed and people have to apply with a portfolio in mind earlier on (IC, this is when the fish is, well, looted to nothingness, and most if not all new deities would end up taking a portfolio away from a broader deity.)

    Whatevers.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    And one of the scales upon the Immeasurable Belly of the Eternal Divine Fish lit up in Luminescence, and bright light spread across the infinity of reality. And thus came to sentience the Aspect of Light, who may enlighten your path or blind you with a flash so bright you will never see your goal.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    We might want a method to differentiate OOC and IC once we get started.

    We'll also probably want a point at which open applications are closed and people have to apply with a portfolio in mind earlier on (IC, this is when the fish is, well, looted to nothingness, and most if not all new deities would end up taking a portfolio away from a broader deity.)

    Whatevers.
    maybe but this works pretty well for now

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    And so he takes the shiniest most glourious scale from the divine fish, and thus The Lord of all Metals and Metalurgy was born unto existance.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    And so he takes the shiniest most glourious scale from the divine fish, and thus The Lord of all Metals and Metalurgy was born unto existance.
    Already, my toes are being stepped on.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    And so he takes the shiniest most glourious scale from the divine fish, and thus The Lord of all Metals and Metalurgy was born unto existance.
    Already, my toes are being stepped on.
    I called this earlier in the talk about the forum thread. :P
    However *ahem* Do not fret, Lord of Stone, I have no power in your realm. You may have all of the Natural stone and rcok and the such while I get the naturally occuring (or smelted) metals? Does this sound agreeable?.

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  • Cosmic SombreroCosmic Sombrero Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'll form the Tounge!

    I shall take the Tounge, claiming the realm of Speech and all crafts that utilize it.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Another being stepped forth and seized the bones and soul of the fish. He took these bones and fashioned a staff, imbueing it with the soul. He then took the eyes and muscle of the fish and afixed these to the staff.

    And there did Gorgrol claim Death and Magic.

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I wrote:
    I take a scale from above the eyes. I am the deity of contradictions, puzzles, and riddles.
    I shall take the Tounge, claiming the realm of Speech and all crafts that utilize it.

    We shall either be the greatest of allies, or the worst of enemies.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    I am going to cancel out my previous taking, Metal, for the sake of simplicity for now.

    I reach into the fish's gaping jaws and pull out but a single tooth. With the fish's only weapon I become the lord of the Martial Arts.(Not Kung-Fu)I am the lord of Battle, Agression and War. I am Throngarth.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    Goumindong wrote:
    Another being stepped forth and seized the bones and soul of the fish. He took these bones and fashioned a staff, imbueing it with the soul. He then took the eyes and gills of the fish and afixed these to the staff.

    And there did Gorgrol claim Death and Magic.
    Tons of people already have those!

    The only ones that aren't already taken are the bones, if i'm not mistaken.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Goumindong wrote:
    Another being stepped forth and seized the bones and soul of the fish. He took these bones and fashioned a staff, imbueing it with the soul. He then took the eyes and gills of the fish and afixed these to the staff.

    And there did Gorgrol claim Death and Magic.
    Tons of people already have those!

    The only ones that aren't already taken are the bones, if i'm not mistaken.

    Neither the eyes, bones, soul, death, or magic have been taken. I missed the gills in the post, but the rest are fine.

    Are you the God of Lies and Deciet now? Would you besmirch your brother so?

    edit: Change "gullet" in the post above to "muscle" Domains remain the same.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    I took the eyes!

    In the second post!

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  • Elbonian ManElbonian Man Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Taking the heart, I claim dominion over the (please don't kill me) hearth.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Taking the heart, I claim dominion over the (please don't kill me) hearth.
    But the heart has already been taken my friend, might I suggest the stomach? I cozy abode for all foods.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I took the eyes!

    In the second post!

    No, you became the eyes, I took the eyes and afixed them to my staff.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    And now we argue already!

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Goumindong wrote:
    I took the eyes!

    In the second post!

    No, you became the eyes, I took the eyes and afixed them to my staff.
    You.....took him, I suggest you let the eyes have it.(
    (Someone needs to call the god of humor.:lol: )

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    And now we argue already!
    Such is the nature of gods. Remember those Norse fellows from last time around?

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    And now we argue already!
    Such is the nature of gods. Remember those Norse fellows from last time around?
    Not very well actually. My memory gets a bit fuzzy after the large one with the hammer hit me on the head during our duel.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    And now we argue already!

    No, there is no arguement. The un-named and amorphorus energy has been claimed and formed, made strong and whole in purpose and body. He is not gone, he is simply being used as many of our aspects will be used by others.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Goumindong wrote:
    Another being stepped forth and seized the bones and soul of the fish. He took these bones and fashioned a staff, imbueing it with the soul. He then took the eyes and muscle of the fish and afixed these to the staff.

    And there did Gorgrol claim Death and Magic.

    And the Light shone upon Gorgrol, and it became clear to all what had been done. For the first time, something living was made unliving, and the Light shone ill upon the first decay in eternity. And while many were content with the tiniest of pieces of the Divine Fish, Gorgrol took far greater a share. And the Light saw this avarice, and remembered it forever.


    ((Time to spice this up a bit))

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  • KarilmatKarilmat Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Perhaps the first post can list who has taken what body part of the fish, and what their domain is? That may make this a bit easier to determine what's still available.

    Just a thought from your humble servant, oh mighty overseer.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    On Salt's very own scale, one great and rough, he laid out the terrain of the First World; it is marked through and across with great mounts and deep troughs, plateaus and valleys - but it is utterly barren.

    And the so the (flat, but not) world has been created.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Actually, my Brothers, I am anxious to Start the Great Work, yet I am unable, for I have no place to Work; I beseech thee, O Gods of Earth and Air, cans't thou build a small Domain for my Pets, that I may improve them whilst the World is made?

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Mr_Rose wrote:
    Actually, my Brothers, I am anxious to Start the Great Work, yet I am unable, for I have no place to Work; I beseech thee, O Gods of Earth and Air, cans't thou build a small Domain for my Pets, that I may improve them whilst the World is made?

    one post up.

    :p

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    ((So the first piece of land lies upon the fish itself? Intruiging. Wonder how i'll get my light to shine upon it, seeing as i sorta claimed so far it comes from a single scale on the belly of the same fish.))

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    SanderJK wrote:
    So the first piece of land lies upon the fish itself? Intruiging. Wonder how i'll get my light to shine upon it, seeing as i sorta claimed so far it comes from a single scale on the belly of the same fish.

    No. The scale is severed and out in the middle of nowhere.

    The idea is that a single scale from the Great Fish is large enough to provide an entire world for the mortal races.

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