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  • FO: Tragedy strikes Lochstone again, in a devastating attack by the once quiet Forgotten Ones. Rrumors fly that both sides of Lochstone knew something like the attack would happen - and did nothing to prevent it.
  • FO: Spectrum Leaders hid in bunker, the South taking up arms while Blackguards flooded the streets to fight back. Restless stirrings remain in the city, and their faith in either powers of the North and South. Cont.
  • FO: Latest Report stands, the Chromeria Dormitories, Chromeria Blackguard Training Rooms, West Specter Dollhouse, Live Rose Mall, Elephant Butte Hotel, Jerry's Bail Bonds, Loch and Dock Market all destroyed by FO.
  • City repairs have been underway since quiet fell upon the city.(ICly all repairs shall be completed March 1st and on).
  • Shock still remains during repairs as people try to stand back up on their feet. People pour in from out of city to assist, funds flow from numerous fundraisers and benefactors. But how sincere is the support? Or is it all a play to profit from misery.
  • Paige Bradley and Jaxon Press seen at Blood Drive soon after FOA. Both refused to answer any questions or concerns regarding recent events in the city.
  • Rumors abound, reports find Blackguards seen in the South. Restless murmurings across Lochstone since FOA. Who can be trusted?
  • Love is in the air! Rumor has it that the esteemed Head Blackguard to the Orange was seen playing 'hide the sausage' with a handsome young man - in an Impala no less! Can't say they weren't rolling in style. Wonder how Luxlady Orange feels about this.
  • The New Orange has appeared ill in public, is her new position too much for her already? Rumors fly about suspected condition.
  • Things still rocky in Lochstone, but Cupid's Carnival was not deterred despite hiccups. Blind dates aplenty, wonder who's going to be naughty, who's going to be nice. Any drunken weddings or such surprises?






 
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Frequently asked questions!
This information is repeating from the individual sections to make it more accessible. The FAQ sections in each division of information (Drafters, Slums and Citizens) will remain intact, sometimes it's easier to understand something when you're referencing the original content.

Frequently Asked Questions about OOC processes
  1. What is an inspiration?
      An inspiration is a small blurb of information provided to new and old members to give them just that: inspiration. These 'inspirations' are usually derived from the needed/banned list and include short histories, powers and suggested face claims. Anyone is allowed to claim an inspiration and change aspects of it to fit what they want the character to be. Inspirations are not concrete, only like the history--nab it, no biggie.

Frequently Asked Questions about Drafters
  1. Can drafters only use colors they 'can see' in their environment?
      Correct. Not all drafters can see all colors, as previously explained, but on top of that they can't actually draft the color if it is not visibly present from where they can see. This is one of the reasons that many drafters cannot draft at night. They can't see the right colors to do it. For example, if you're character is in a desert, and is a blue drafter, and the sky is completely covered in gray (you can't see the blue sky), that drafter cannot produce any luxin.

  2. What if a drafter is poor and can't get a sponsorship? Do they learn drafting by themselves?
      There really isn't a standard for this kind of scenario. With how the information is written, it might actually be easy enough to get a sponsorship, mostly because regular every-day citizens, and politicians, collect drafters like prized ponies or pokemon cards. Having a drafter indebted to you, or multiple, are high-society symbols. If you would like to run this plot, I'd imagine the drafter would have questionable talent. Having never been taught how to truly see their color, or what color they can actually draft (since many of the colors overlap), so that would be fine. But a drafter having never attending any school and being perfect at it, I don't think would be plausible. Open to discussion though!

  3. Colored lenses, are they used to enhance or make the luxin?
      The simple answer for this, is both. Some drafters can't make perfect colors simply by picking it out of their visual field, so they use the glasses that have been specially made for them to make that super-stable perfect luxin. On the other hand, drafters can also use the lenses in a situation where their color is not available (since the colored lens would make everything look like that color).

  4. What is luxin used for? Drafters can see it, produce it, shape it, but what do you do with it? Is it permanent? Temporary?
      Luxin is used for whatever you, as the writer, want to make of it. I can imagine buildings being created out of multiple colors, weapons, bombs, machinery. Anything your imagination can produce. As far as permanence, that would depend on the color and purity. If it is not a perfect color, it's not likely to be permanent but maybe long lasting, instead. On that note, if its something like Orange, where it is a sticky substance like oil, I'd imagine it can be easily washed away. So permanence could also depend on the Color of luxin used.

  5. Can it be broken down?
      Sure, why not! Perfect luxin is likely to be difficult to break down, however it's also equally difficult to produce so there shouldn't be too much perfect luxin running around. If you have any suggestions regarding rules of breaking down luxin, let Delphi know! Black luxin specializes in destroying all colors of formed luxin.

  6. Is luxin creation out of nothing or does it enhance something?
      Once again, both! The books talk about all the colors being used to make a boat-like vehicle, so there's your creation out of nothing. But it also talks about encasing objects in perfect yellow. So we'll go with both! Imagination station, yo!

  7. Can a monochrome switch colors?
      A monochrome can only draft one color for their entire life, if they are a drafter they are born with this decision. It's like being born with brown eyes. No matter what color contacts you put on, you still have brown eyes. It is not until later in life that the ability to actually produce luxin takes place. A drafter can put on as many different colored lenses and glasses as they want, but they'll only be able to draft the color they will born with. This is the same for bichromes and polychromes.

  8. Can a monochrome become a bichrome (or a bichrome become a polychrome)?
      To be considered a bichrome or a polychrome, a drafter must be able to produce the entire spectrum of a color. If a drafter can dabble in the color, that's all that is. However, if the monochrome over time is eventually able to draft the entire spectrum of another color they would be considered, finally, as a bichrome. However, in developing or 'announcing' a new color, this would extend the education of the drafter. Basically, they'd have to restart their education with a new color, remedial colors yo'.

  9. Can you explain Drafter Magic a little more?
      Drafters pull magic from the world by visibly seeing a color they can wield (not everyone can draft every color, most commonly is a person can draft ONE color) and translating that into a physical substance called luxin. Luxin can generate in a variety of ways, through pores in the body, drafters can 'pack' it beneath the skin, form a ball of it in their hand, etc. Each 'color' of luxin has different physical properties and different abilities. Thus generating the need for drafters to stick together. Luxin is usually either liquid or puddy, letting the drafter manipulate and use it as necessary.

  10. How does the school work?
      Drafting school typically begins around the age of twelve if the discovered drafter is able to afford it. The education extends all the way to PhD level in an expansive and wide variety of other specialties (really any educational concentration you can think of, the Chromeria school has). The Chromeria does require, however, a concentration on drafting--although prestigious to graduate from the Chromeria its essentially double majoring in whateverdegree and drafting. Any other concentration should be sought outside of the School of Chromeria.

  11. Can drafters draft off of light bulbs?
      Upon discussing the possibility of such a thing in comparison to the books, we at Black Prism have decided that yes a drafter can draft off of light bulbs. However, the amount of perfection of the luxin produced from a standard light bulb is extremely more weak than that drafted from sunlight. Drafting off a UV bulb, while weaker than sunlight, would still be stronger than drafting off an average bulb. On that note, we imagine that all Chromeria Island bulbs are UV.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sa'Kage
  1. Can you explain Talent a little more?
      In this world, there are two kinds of magic. There are the Talented, and the Drafters.

      Talented are more natural in nature. They typically correspond to an earthly element. There are currently four kinds of Talented, three of them are considered 'mages.' The 'mages' are Green (Earth) , Blue (Water) and Red (Fire) (though these 'elements' are extremely basic definitions, there is more detail on site about them). The fourth kind of Talented doesn't encompass an element, general populace doesn't know how to classify it other than Talented so they've taken to calling it Spirit magic (though through plots on site I have plans to reveal that it's not actually Spirit magic). This magic is utilized by wetboys, and wetboys only. It is, ultimately, deception magic. It is a natural affinity for sneaky and lowlife behavior. Their magic can force others to subconsciously look away from the wetboy, deter them from seeing him/her. The Talent can make the wetboy literally undetectable, literally invisible. Or make it so that his footsteps go unheard. Some wetboys can generate magic poison to coat their weapons, others can generate magical traps. Not all wetboys can do all of what I just said with precision (or even at all, depends on Talent of the wetboy).

  2. Okay, so it's used by wetboys, how do they know they're 'spirit Talented'?
      The easy answer to this is they don't. Because of the nature of wetboy Talent, it tends to be a hidden thing. Young 'spirit' Talented don't know they're forcing people to look away from them, or know that they are invisible. Some wetboys can sense this kind of Talent in others, this is how adult wetboys take on apprentices, by identifying 'something' in them that informs them that they would be a good apprentice. However, this 'feeling' is not always accurate--as magic doesn't always tend to be--and apprentices can die during training. Training for a wetboy is grueling, difficult, deadly. Apprentices are exposed to other Talented, traps, poison, anything the Mentor wants to put them through. Without Talent, it's very unlikely an apprentice will live through it, and most don't if they do not have the Talent. Those that live, 99% of the time have the 'spirit' wetboy Talent.

  3. All Talented oath to the Shinga, are their children automatically oathed?
      No, they are not. Not all children of Talented are born Talented. As a result, a known Talented child will be oathed to the Shinga when they are capable. This will likely be around the undoubted confirmation of power, so maybe early-mid teens? We also imagine that the Shinga has methods of magically scouting for unoathed Talent users which gives some plot-incentive for Talented in Northern Lochstone territory.

  4. Is travel between Chromeria and Sakage controlled districts restricted? Ie, can a lowkey, untrained “SaKage” maja work in the Magpie Coffee shop that’s in the east end part of the city? Or does her day job need to remain in the slums?
      Technically, yes, she can work in Northern Lochstone. It would be within the Sa'Kage's interest to have a maja working in Northern Lochstone to serve as a spy of sorts. However, if any Chromeria-loyal or elite learn of her working there it'll likely result in bad juju. In saying that though, it's really up to you if someone ICly finds out.

  5. Must a character have a history of having lived in the Lochstone and therefore, must already be pledged in service to the Sakage at the start point OR can the start point be the actual arrival to the city?
      That would be absolutely fine to hail from another land. The only situation that wouldn't be fine ICly is if the character didn't oath upon arrival. Otherwise, they can be from wherever and have had moved to Lochstone.

  6. Lochstone is the heart of THIS community, but how is it relative to the rest of the world, magic wise? It is the seat of the two opposing powers, obviously, but is a non-resident aware of magic and such outside of Lochstone? I guess what I’m asking is, is this the way of the WHOLE world or is it just more concentrated in Lochstone?
      It is the way of the whole world. There are other Drafting Schools/Politicians around the world, and there are other "Sa'Kage." However, Lochstone is the hub of both and the most powerful of all. So while there is a 'Shinga' in another city, that Shinga reports to the Lochstone one. And while there maybe a Spectrum in another city, that Spectrum reports to Lochstone. Etc, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions about Meisters
None as of yet. This section will be adjusted as people ask questions or have contributions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Shapeshifters
None as of yet. This section will be adjusted as people ask questions or have contributions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chronomancers
None as of yet. This section will be adjusted as people ask questions or have contributions.

Frequently Asked Questions about regular Humans
None as of yet. This section will be adjusted as people ask questions or have contributions.

Have something to add or adjust?
The information you can find here here is not exhaustive, this is bare bones information to get you started in this world. If you have suggestions to add to the site or information you'd want explained/detailed, or you'd like something removed, Delphi is very willing to try and make Black Prism as accessible as possible to everyone. Just ask!


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I'm not sure who to ask, so I'm just going to post this here for staff- and because FAQ seemed like a good place to ask this.

So! Regarding FC's - for character's with more than one face claim due to magic, an item, possession, or some other character trait.... can we join a new character with more than one face claim or do we need to buy it? I have a specific character idea that this would pertain to, but is there a general rule? Or is it reliant on the power and the second fc comes with it (like a package deal)?

I checked under FC related rules and didn't find any mention of this. Hopefully I didn't overlook something.

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Typically, from what I've seen, it is tied directly to something such as a power/item/purchased gift. It is not very common, as seen that only I think two(?) characters can change to a second face claim.

With that said, I'm probably not the one to ask as I don't make the final decisions. I'd guess though that it could be bought or earned through the achievement system if interested.

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This is a really really broad question. And as I think most members would say, staff replies with, give specifics of what you're wanting. Explain weaknesses as well. It is, virtually impossible to give a yes or no without any spefics.

For example, is this for fata? Because pretty much within reason anything goes. Is this a human that owns a magical item? Then yes that item needs bought.

There's no mention in fc ruels because it's case by case as to not limit members.

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Mmmk thanks all! I'll think on the specifics http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif
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