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Kern the Hunter
Ok, so the MC, male Mirialan Jedi is based loosely off my Shadow from SWTOR. I'm still actually trying to figure out a good costume appearance for him in-game. Thanks to dpragan dpragan.deviantart.com/ for helping me with the facial tatts.

So my idea here borrows from several bases. Obviously the first one is Star Wars. My original concept was loosely based on stuff published about the aftermath of The Battle of Endor, where Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader die and the Empire is thrown into disarray. I'll get a bit more into that later. Other influences are the SWTOR MMO and the Star Wars Saga edition game.


The primary idea borrowed from SWTOR is the idea of a Main Character who has a group of friends he can select from to take on missions. In SWTOR you normally can only take one companion with you as you explore and take on various missions. What I borrowed from SW Saga is the idea of the five classes: Jedi, Noble, Scoundrel, Scout, Soldier. I figured I'd give our MC one companion of each of those classes to fill different roles. The five classes copacetically matched up with the number of companions you normally get in SWTOR.


The basic idea works like this: or main hero is the Mirialan Jedi front and center. He started off joining The Rebellion as a scout/pilot just before the Battle of Hoth, where he met the big Zabrak/Cyborg Soldier. The two were partnered for a snow speeder and sent out along with others to delay the Imp Walkers while the Rebels evacuated the base. They were initially successful but ultimately got shot down. The MC ejected but saw that the Zabrak was pinned under the broken rear gun mount, so as soon as he landed he went to pull his new friend out of the wreckage. Unfortunately a walker beat him to the wreckage and trampled it on it's way to the base. Our guy still managed to pull his new friend out and kept him alive despite his critical injuries until another crew could stop and take them to an evac transport. The Zabrak survived but ended up having all four limbs and both eyes replaced along with a few other Cyborg mods installed. The MC didn't know he was Force Sensitive, but he was able to access Force Healing while calling it “sharing the will to live” - he would take on some of the pain of his friends to ease their suffering and make it more bearable.


While the Zabrak recovered our guy was teamed up with the female Cathar Scout/Sniper and performed a few missions with her. Later on the two were joined by the Zabrak and the team was rounded out with a commanding officer, who unfortunately took a fatal hit on a mission and our MC had to take command of the group in order to complete their mission. Afterwards he was given the CO position permanently and the trio began working with a variety of Mission Specialists.


One of these was the female Falleen Noble. Rebels need supplies, those supplies are often Black Market items, so having the daughter of a powerful criminal cartel join the Rebellion was a boon. Falleen are known for being manipulative and selfish. Initially she wasn't very different, she joined the Rebellion though because she foresaw Palpatine's alien-hating Empire as a danger to her family and her people and decided to support the Rebels in order to save her own people. Over time she became more friendly to those she most trusted. To outsiders she can still come across as aloof, cold, and selfish, but her close companions know that this is just a facade she puts on to throw off those she doesn't yet know and trust.


The little R4 droid was assigned to the team initially as co-pilot, navigator, and mechanic for their transport. It took them quite some time to figure out that his entire core programming had been re-written at some point in the past to turn him into a smuggler-captains most loyal and capable companion. His basic core programming had been re-written to turn him into a Scoundrel/thief/hacker without reducing his effectiveness as Pilot or Mechanic. His shell hides a built-in blaster pistol port and a grenade launcher that he only uses non-fatal grenades (smoke, tear-gas, flash-bang, etc) in. The R4 series was created to be a cheap replacement for the much sturdier R2 series. Materials for the R4 series were more basic and less durable than those used in the R2 series, but this reduced the cost enough to make them affordable to many who could not afford the expensive top-of-the-line R2.Besides his software upgrades he has some material upgrades that include a cloaking hologram emitter and an sound suppressor to increase his stealth abilities. With his small size, and the fact that most droids are treated like furniture and largely ignored he's capable of amazing acts of infiltration and espionage.


The last person to join the team was the female Twi'lek. Initially she was a slave owned by one of the black marketeers that the group was sent to negotiate with. When she found out that her master intended to betray them to the Empire, she warned them and managed to sneak them off her master's compound before the Imperials arrived. She was at least partially motivated by the fact that she developed an instant crush on our MC and didn't want to just stand by while the Empire took him and his friends. Our Heroes decided to take her with them and provide her with a new identity as an assistant to the Falleen. Initially she was trained mostly by the droid as a Scoundrel, but later on our hero realizes she was also Force Sensitive and began training her as his Padawan – but that's getting a bit ahead of the story. She and our MC develop a bit of an infatuation with each other before realizing they are Jedi. Luke's Order isn't hard core on the old rules like the ones prohibiting relationships.


In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor Luke starts looking for other Force Sensitives he can bring in to his New Jedi Order. He first starts looking through the various Rebel forces for recruits to start with, and that's where he finds our MC. After giving him a brief training period Luke assigns him to go out into the galaxy and find other Force Sensitives to join the Jedi, and to do good deeds in order to improve the reputation of the Jedi. Our Guy is reunited with some of his old crew to help him.


They leave to try and find out what happened to the Falleen and the Twi'lek, who haven't reported back from their last mission. On the way they receive an SOS from a ship that claims it's hyperdrive malfunctioned, but things feel off to most of our group so they go in with caution. It turned out to be a ploy by slaver-pirates but our guys won out thanks to superior training and gear. They discovered the Falleen being held by the pirates and she informed the rest that the Twi'lek had been traded to another pirate vessel since their capture. Between her own subtle manipulations of the pirates while she was their captive and the R4's “interrogation” of the pirate ships navigation computer they have some strong leads to follow as to the pirates main base.


Our heroes decide to go rescue their missing friend. They are ultimately successful and our MC takes on the Twi'lek as his padawan once he realizes that she too is Force Sensitive. Where our MC chose a more martial but stealthy path of Shadow, she decides to follow the path of the Consular so she can focus on studying the more esoteric arts of the Jedi. She rapidly learns his Force Healing skill along with several others.


Of the rest of the team the Cathar and Falleen have a lose relationship based on the fact that Falleen release strong pheromones that they use to influence others emotions. Myhr is very susceptible to them because of her superior sense of smell, she really likes the way Zuuri smells. On the other hand Zuuri is cold blooded and enjoys snuggling up with warm people, and Myhr is very warm. Their relationship Is very casual though.


Character names:


Kern: male Mirialan Scout/Jedi Shadow

Hesiod: male Zabrak/Cyborg Soldier

Myhr: female Cathar Scout/Sniper/Tracker

R4M8: droid Scoundrel/Pilot/Thief/Hacker

Seela: female Twi'lek Scoundrel/Jedi Consular

Zuuri: female Falleen Noble/Negotiator.


So my idea is that the group would take on missions, with our MC taking along his padawan and one other team member for each phase of the mission depending on which specialist would be more useful to have along. Thus it would work somewhat like the original Mission Impossible TV show where our MC takes on missions and chooses support personnel based on how he can use them to support the mission, they show up to do
their stuff and then pull out to let the plan follow through while the next person waits for his cue to join in.


This is one of several story ideas I've been playing around with for the last several months. Other than the background though I really don't have any ideas what to do with them.

The time period would be about eight years after the Battle of Endor, the Empire is fragmented by the internal squabbles of the various claimants to Palpatine's throne and the Rebellion took advantage of the chaos to chase the Empire off of Coruscant. Other core worlds, enraged at the Empires destruction of Alderaan, throw off their own Imperial shackles and together with the Rebels declare the rebirth of the Galactic Republic. However many worlds refuse to sign up. Many remember the chaos of the Clone Wars and remember that the old Republic's corruption lead to the conflict. The various Imperial Remnants are beginning to coagulate under a new central authority who shows more interest in building up the economic and technological levels of his territory than trying to conquer more. The Mandolorian's have declared a Protectorate over several systems near their home. The Hutts have taken advantage of the chaos to re-start their own ancient empire. Various criminal forces claim authority in other areas. And largely the galaxy is in a state of flux.

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DAZ4.9: Aiko3 and Hiro3 and various other bits and pieces, please ask.
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Alien Sex Kitten revamp
I've been puttering with DAZ4.9 and GIMP a lot lately, trying to get a handle on them. I still don't quite understand iRay so I'll be using it a little at a time as I figure out how to implement it. Until then I'll be mostly using the old 3Delight engine along with my own stock lighting system. I've wanted to bring this character back out for a while to play around, so this is the result of that. I replaced the old cobbled-together ballet boots with the ones from idelacio.deviantart.com/art/Sk… and replaced the tail with the one from Melody for A3 which matches the leopard skin since the body texture was designed for Melody and including matching tail mat. Melody has a completely different face though so her facial mat doesn't work. I need some day to figure out how to transpose melody facial mats to A3, but that will require I learn how to do a lot more with Gimp then simply alter colors. I also tried playing with a different bell collar in the theory that the crew she serves would find it useful for her to have a bell they can use to locate her, but I needed the wider collar so I cobbled a bell onto the old collar. I also changed up the reflection map used to make her shiny. I've been trying to find ways to use idelacio's very cool skin boots now that he ever so kindly shared them.

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DAZ4.9: Aiko3 and a lot of odds and ends, please ask.
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Ok, so I'm always cooking up plot-related excuses to mix together a group of characters. I'm always trying to come up with a plot for a story to write that I would enjoy writing and inspires me creatively so I can actually finish it. One problem I keep having is that I can't seem to settle for genre. I am mainly a fan of Fantasy stories so that's always my first line of concepts. But I also have some SF/Science Fantasy ideas. I am a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs and his planetary romance stories, especially the bits that involve characters running around virtually naked because it makes sense for their world. As a side to this idea, the Dragonlance setting claims it's an iron-poor world, yet everybody runs around in full frigging plate? Really? In early iron-age Great Britain iron was so rare that warlords promoted themselves by investing into the biggest chunk of iron they could get = a massive sword. Most common warriors settled for enough iron to make a spearhead. And if they were really wealthy they might be able to actually own a smallish sword. THAT is an iron poor world - not one where half the population wears full frigging plate.

Anyways, one of my pet ideas involves adventurers from wildly different paradigms joining forces. An Elf Wizard, an Alien Psycher, A post-holocaust Mutant Warrior, a cyberpunk Street Samurai, things like that.

So my question is, if you could pull characters from different settings together to form a mercenary group, what settings would they be, and what sort of character?


Three years ago I started my 5th run through the Mass Effect trilogy. I reached the "Suicide Mission" part of ME2 and discovered that I had failed to chat up Kelly enough for her to keep my fish alive, so I panicked and set the game aside until I felt like virtually restarting the game. A few days ago I started again and finally finished up. This was my Sentinel biotic/engineer hybrid run. After mastering the cryo engineer attack I pretty much focused on that, especially in ME3 and combined with the assault rifle. Assault Rifles in ME3 are the most wildly variable weapons in the game. You have almost everything from rapid-shot sniper-rifle replacements to slow-firing heavy-hitting auto-shotgun replacements. I nearly finished the game with the Valkyrie, which is pretty much the latter weapon. But I discovered a couple plot mistakes I'd made early on and rebooted and ended up with the Turian Phaeston. I liked it's mix of accuracy, rate of fire, damage per shot, and clip size. I almost always go with the improved scope so I can snipe at targets. My last previous run I early on found an SMG scope and spent the rest of the game sniping with the SMG, which was pretty amusing. It proved a bit more satisfying this time with a weapon with a bit more oomph.

I'm not really big on FPS games because my aim sucks, but they are fun when I can play them. Otherwise I'd rather have an rpg game.

I recently purchased and played both Sword Coast Legends and Divinity: Original Sin. Sword Coast has the advantage of letting you play something other than a human, which I find kind of key for a fantasy RPG, but the list of companions is short and leaves me with a desire for much more variety. Divinity is a much more interesting game because of how much there is to do, but it's even more restrictive in that you can only play as a human, and your four main companions are all human. Both games have the advantage of having enough class options though to keep things interesting. I still think though that DragonAge Inquisition probably has more to offer in race/class options AND interesting companions. Ever since I finished my campaign as a female elf wizard I've been debating what to try next and who my main companion party will be. Divinity has the interesting option of having you create two starting characters. I had initially decided to simulate my favorite Diablo2 character set: Assassin + Rogue Archer. But I quickly decided to swap out the archer for a dual-wand wizard.
  • Listening to: Muse: Madness
  • Reading: Random D&D/Pathfinder books
  • Watching: My head spin with the new video card
  • Playing: with my belly button
  • Eating: my heart out
  • Drinking: Dew
Give Me Love
About the last movie I saw in the theaters was Desolation of Smaug. The final song "I see Fire" by Ed Sheeran got me over to youtube where I found this gem: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOjdXS…; I decided I wanted to try a shot at my interpretation of the gothic modern Cupid girl. This is one of my first finished scenes done with DAZ4.9, though I'm being driven bonkers by iRay. It seems it likes to over-ride any lights you want to use. Another scene I'm working on uses essentially the same lighting but it's completely drowning the scene in shadows.

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DAZ4.9: Aiko3 and various bits, please ask.
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DOS1aParty
I found some errors in the original render after posting it, entertainingly before I could do anything much about it Win10 decided to update and wiped out my install of DAZ2.3 and DAZ no longer supports the older versions AT ALL. My old product code no longer works, making a new install essentially unusable as it refuses to save any settings. So I'm being forced to learn DAZ4.9, which is actually a good thing. I still have to figure out IRay - it doesn't like the old reflection maps and sometimes flakes out with transparencies. So while I figure that out I'm using the older rendering tool, which is still pretty good.

When I tried pulling the scene into 4.9 there were all sorts of bugs with clothing - specifically the towel-wrap skirt I had used for most of them. I couldn't get it to fit right for Macha and Madora. And for some reason none of the skirts I'd originally tried with Bairdotr would show up in-scene. I tried re-loading a couple and they worked, but the towel-wrap one refused and so did the one I'd used in the previous render. I'm not sure what that is about, but it required making a few changes. I also decided to swap out the shillelagh-club that Macha was using for a blade that more fitted what I now have her using.  I found her some better blades that work better for her combat specialties.

I've gotten a bit further into the game, but I keep taking breaks to do other things like rendering and watching movies and such. I keep finding myself wanting to create and try a different starting pair and starting over. But so far I only have two parties I am playing with. I might try setting up a render with the second one.

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DAZ4.9: Aiko3 and various bits, please ask.
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Ok, so I'm always cooking up plot-related excuses to mix together a group of characters. I'm always trying to come up with a plot for a story to write that I would enjoy writing and inspires me creatively so I can actually finish it. One problem I keep having is that I can't seem to settle for genre. I am mainly a fan of Fantasy stories so that's always my first line of concepts. But I also have some SF/Science Fantasy ideas. I am a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs and his planetary romance stories, especially the bits that involve characters running around virtually naked because it makes sense for their world. As a side to this idea, the Dragonlance setting claims it's an iron-poor world, yet everybody runs around in full frigging plate? Really? In early iron-age Great Britain iron was so rare that warlords promoted themselves by investing into the biggest chunk of iron they could get = a massive sword. Most common warriors settled for enough iron to make a spearhead. And if they were really wealthy they might be able to actually own a smallish sword. THAT is an iron poor world - not one where half the population wears full frigging plate.

Anyways, one of my pet ideas involves adventurers from wildly different paradigms joining forces. An Elf Wizard, an Alien Psycher, A post-holocaust Mutant Warrior, a cyberpunk Street Samurai, things like that.

So my question is, if you could pull characters from different settings together to form a mercenary group, what settings would they be, and what sort of character?


Three years ago I started my 5th run through the Mass Effect trilogy. I reached the "Suicide Mission" part of ME2 and discovered that I had failed to chat up Kelly enough for her to keep my fish alive, so I panicked and set the game aside until I felt like virtually restarting the game. A few days ago I started again and finally finished up. This was my Sentinel biotic/engineer hybrid run. After mastering the cryo engineer attack I pretty much focused on that, especially in ME3 and combined with the assault rifle. Assault Rifles in ME3 are the most wildly variable weapons in the game. You have almost everything from rapid-shot sniper-rifle replacements to slow-firing heavy-hitting auto-shotgun replacements. I nearly finished the game with the Valkyrie, which is pretty much the latter weapon. But I discovered a couple plot mistakes I'd made early on and rebooted and ended up with the Turian Phaeston. I liked it's mix of accuracy, rate of fire, damage per shot, and clip size. I almost always go with the improved scope so I can snipe at targets. My last previous run I early on found an SMG scope and spent the rest of the game sniping with the SMG, which was pretty amusing. It proved a bit more satisfying this time with a weapon with a bit more oomph.

I'm not really big on FPS games because my aim sucks, but they are fun when I can play them. Otherwise I'd rather have an rpg game.

I recently purchased and played both Sword Coast Legends and Divinity: Original Sin. Sword Coast has the advantage of letting you play something other than a human, which I find kind of key for a fantasy RPG, but the list of companions is short and leaves me with a desire for much more variety. Divinity is a much more interesting game because of how much there is to do, but it's even more restrictive in that you can only play as a human, and your four main companions are all human. Both games have the advantage of having enough class options though to keep things interesting. I still think though that DragonAge Inquisition probably has more to offer in race/class options AND interesting companions. Ever since I finished my campaign as a female elf wizard I've been debating what to try next and who my main companion party will be. Divinity has the interesting option of having you create two starting characters. I had initially decided to simulate my favorite Diablo2 character set: Assassin + Rogue Archer. But I quickly decided to swap out the archer for a dual-wand wizard.
  • Listening to: Muse: Madness
  • Reading: Random D&D/Pathfinder books
  • Watching: My head spin with the new video card
  • Playing: with my belly button
  • Eating: my heart out
  • Drinking: Dew

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Eric-was-here Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thankie for the feedback and fav's also.
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You are very welcome, thank you for sharing all of those splendid redhead pics. :)
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Eric-was-here Featured By Owner 2 days ago
 Ayano Tateyama (Bows) [V12] 
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SteveHarmon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Greetings:D (Big Grin) 
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Hello, what brings you here? :D
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SteveHarmon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Have not been on here in awhile just started looking around thought it was time to make some friends. Some things on here i don't understand but trying to learn. Just thought i would say hi...
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Sure thing. Let me know if I can help at all. :)
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
ElynaLilyarel   - what a moron, she posted the below comments and then blocked me. :P
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ElynaLilyarel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
Gross
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Hehm? If you are trying to troll me, why don't you elaborate so I have something to sink my remaining teeth into?
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