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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Public devlog update 6/4 Reply with quote

Public devlog update 6/4



Playable Race #4
Therak (Theraks, a Therak)
The only thing more hateful and grotesque than a Therak's appearence is a Therak's twisted heart. A technologically obsessed race, Theraks scheme, plot, forge and make war with little regard for the other races. They are often short (compared to a human), posess pure white 'skin' that is often hard like that of a shark. Black quills of bone sprout from the backs of their skulls, while their purple eyes are quick and sunk deep in the sockets. A membranous flap covers the gaping slit in their cheeks, and can be slid back for a spectacular and often disgusting display of hissing and teeth-baring. Therak teeth are extremely numerous, sharp and often 'customised' with metal shards.

A common Therak trait is one of obsession - the gaining of more, more power, upgraded armour, a weapon finer and sharper than that of his comrades. A metal unique to Therak territory, Blacksteel comprises most of their weapons and armour, and Theraks strive day by day to create with it more and more technological marvels such as the repeater crossbow and 'riot shield', infusing the metal with their sorcery in their pursuit of techno-superiority.

Theraks have little of the respect for life of their Siman neighbours; no form of backstabbing, treachery or cold blooded murder is too low for the Theraks, and it has been rumoured they often resort to cannibalism, especially in communities outside their Blacksteel citadels. Theraks, although faithful husbands where rivalry is concerned, are agressive even towards their own children and civil war or more commonly gang warfare is a part of daily Therak life. Though their manners are frankly barbaric, they look down with a toothy sneer upon the other races, in particular the Najo, believing their technology places them higher than other species. This arrogance is a further, very common personality trait.

For all their faults, if one can 'befriend' a Therak, you can be assured that you will never be short of the very best equipment and arcane items their citadels have to offer, and their martial prowess - typified by a lightning-fast hissing, spitting fighting style -means your safety is assured. This does not, by any means suggest one should actually trust a Therak. They are notorious for their treachery.

Final outcome of race may change.



Factions
To throw you right into it, let us present a couple of factions you might come across while venturing the lands of Daria:

The Citadel


Eternal Light Order


Keepers of the True Path



"With a faint creak the door opened as Mills entered the dark hallway. At the end of the long corridor he could hear the festive sounds of a crowded Inn. He continued in the direction of the sound and as his eyes grew accustomed to the dim, the flickering rays of torches lit up the dark. He stepped inside the great room and before him were men and women of all shapes and sizes, gathered in groups around steady oak tables. Some were sitting, some were standing, others still were lying on the floor, seemingly lifeless, with a bottle in each hand. In the corner a band of fools were showing off tricks and playing familiar tunes, while the crowd was clapping and prancing along. One by one, as the light revealed his figure standing in the doorpost, they noticed Mills and the mood turned into quiet anticipation. Only the sad humming of some drunkard filled the room before he was silenced by one of the barmaids. When the situation seemingly couldn't get more intense a voice sluddered from one of the tables:
- 'Who do you think you are? Coming in here, wearing those colors?'
- 'You best leave young man, for your own good. We've already got enough trouble as it is.' An old woman, sitting close to where Mills was standing said.
- 'They don't like your kind around these parts.' she hissed and as she turned to the others she raised her voice:
- 'Come now, let not this joke of a man ruin a great funeral feast, pay your respects to fallen bretherens! Boys, let your instruments sing!'
Apperently, the old lady had a say among the gathered, for when Mills was halfway down the hallway from where he had come, the music, the laughter and the singing had returned and echoed against the wooden walls..."



How it works
The desicions you make, will affect your relation towards the factions of Daria. Beeing considered a Hero by one faction almost certainly makes you another faction's Nemesis. Say goodbye to trying to get everyone in the world to like you.



World


(Some of the objects you see in this screenshot are just old akarra gfx, nothing to be excited about, however, they will be replaced sooner or later...)


Roleplay enhancements
To enhance the roleplaying experience, certain key characters will modify the way others percieve what you say:



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W00T !!!!!!!!!!!!11111
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice artwork! Therak's sound really cool, i may be one at this rate Razz

I like the idea of the factions, it's sort of like GTA 2 style, with one hang hating you leads to another loving you; which made GTA 2 the best for me... anyways enough about that old game...

The roleplaying enhancement for speech is largely welcomed by me, but i need to ask; will there be a sarcasm key? i don't know how some members of the community could live without it Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hehe you got to love it Very Happy wonder what the roleplay enhancment for :E will be lol ;p


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job. I prefer these large updates instead of small, pretty 'useless' ones.
Looks great. I loved the Therak and the Auto-Roleplaying-Enhancer.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Origon wrote:
W00T !!!!!!!!!!!!11111


Roleplay translation:
Origon screams of joy!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the most excited about the roleplay translations \0/.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, the translations are already coming in handy ;D *loves factions* now people wont be able to please everyone >=D

*gets ready to hunt down the enemies*
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this race... How many people will I get to kill before everyone starts playing it? =|

Stant ponders, "I love this race... How many people will I get to kill before everyone starts playing it?"

Muahaha. >=D
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!

Everything is nicely done. Especially the Therak. I seem to like them... They remind me of necromancers and sword dancers and seem like versatile creatures.

*Thumbs up* Good one.
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