ReDquinox wrote: >tonight
Still nothing after two days
Never trust a narcoleptic. :P
Know how you feel. :P
I'm doing something similiar tonight. I promise, the mission will be up tonight.
Right, sorry. I was completely out of it typing this. Tired from practice.
Welp. Here goes nothing. Sorry for being rusty.
The Next Front
(This is the first mission of FoG, and it has a certain Cutscene to it, much like how TTK started. The location is Dusty Memorial, Deimos; It shows an old building, hinted to be a research station, taken over by the new Fallen House of Scar. Fallen Dregs are seen patrolling around the perimeter of the roof, decked in Orange coloring. Their leader, Beriks, is revealed to be behind them shortly after. The patrol stops abruptly, and in the distance, sounds akin to lightning can be heard. Fallen all around the base look up at the sky, seeing a bright laser moving towards them. Those on the roof quickly jump off, the building being destroyed in a blaze just after they get off. In the sky, several more are falling, some hitting Fallen, some causing landslides of dust, and yet more tearing up the ground below. The station, now completely on fire, is shown collapsing into a gaping hole. Camera cuts to Beriks running into a Skiff, taking off shortly after. Shots of Burning Legion slaughtering and capturing Vandals and Dregs, the damage caused by the blasts, etc. It ends on an overhead view of where the base was, now just several craters and a burning building.)
(Cuts to the Guardian, flying past Mars. Cayde begins speaking over the comms.)
Cayde: Okay, Guardian, we back the tower are being bombarded with all kinds of info on the Cabal attack on Deimos. Superweapon has been launched, they say, City is doomed, Warlocks yell...But there has to be a reason why the surface of the planet looks like Swiss cheese.
(The Guardian's ship has broken past orbit, into Deimos. The moon is shown to have a cracked, crater appearance, similar to the Moon. Golden Age remnants lay in midst of the craters.)
Zavala: All the senseless destruction... The allies of the Darkness have but one purpose, to destroy everything that stands. We need to assess the threat of this new legion and weapon, Guardian; Or we soon end up as the Fallen that are before you.
(The Guardian lands on the surface, in a very deep hole filled with Fallen remains and corpses. This is where the player spawns; The Remnants, Deimos. I'm imagining a large hole with different platforms and such leading up to the surface. There would be makeshift platforms which Fallen have made, and corpses to hint about the Cabal's arrival. The Guardian heads up top, only to find a futuristic Cabal site up, in red and yellow coloring.)
Ghost: Cabal installations...They set these up overnight, but why? This planet has nothing valuable to extract, and all the Fallen are gone. We need to get inside and figure out. I'm detecting some movement near here, maybe it's a scout party we can take a key from.
(Sure enough, a hill leading to the Inferno Memorial had a great view of the new Burning Legion enemies. The Guardian has a small firefight with them, but overpowers them and takes the key.)
Ghost: Perfect. Now, let's get inside. I'm really starting to wonder what they're doing here...
(The Guardian sprints to the Cabal site, using the key to get inside. Inside, trails of liquid and oil lead into a room, where Vandals, Dregs, and Captains are all seen behind glass being executed one by one.)
Ghost: Strange...It's not in Cabal nature to take prisoners like this. This Legion must work things differently than others.
(Added several rooms of fighting Burning Legion Cabal, the Guardian encounters a large loading bay full of Harvester and other futuristic Cabal tech. One of the Harvesters, however, takes off and starts firing down below.)
Ghost: That ship is going rogue! We'd better slip-...Wait. I'm detecting...Light? That can't be right...That would mean...
Cayde: Hey, so, how's the expedit-Woah. Some Cabal soldier must've gotten mad at someone stealing a kill, eh?
Ghost: No. There's a Guardian in there...
Cayde: What? Impossible, there's no Guardian that can-...(Quietly) Well, I'll be damned.
Ghost: Who is it?
Cayde: Long story-...look. I need you to trust me on this one. Help that Harvester out. He's a Guardian alright, and it looks like he finally decided to come out of hiding...
(The Guardian helps the Harvester take out ground troops and a modified, enormous Goliath tank, a Scorch Roller, for a final boss. Afterwards, a small Cutscene appears, showing the Harvester hovering in the air. In a dramatic reveal, a figure jumps down from it, dressed in Hunter-like armor, pelts, and with several different pieces of weaponry.)
????: I appreciate the help, Guardian. Of course, your prescene is a gift in itself...
Ghost: Wait, come again?
????: Don't be humble, Ghost. I've heard of your countless escapades back home. The Black Heart, Crota, Skolas, The Taken King...You really have come a long way from when they found you.
Guardian: Then...Who are you?
????: Real name isn't used much, probably only by the Vanguard. They call me the Frontier Master...You can know me as Cyrus.
Ghost: How do we know-Wow. I got his file, and there is a LONG list of achievements here...
Cyrus: Most of it was Cabal assassinations, thus is why I'm here. But now I have another task. Guardian...There's a reason I left the Vanguard. I figured it wasn't doing enough. Sure, take out the enemies. Then what? They just come back. I saw a different way of doing things.
Ghost: I'm not following you...
Cyrus: Let me finish. See, since they have their own unique weaponry, vehicles...I figured. "What can't we use that for themselves?". There's strength in unity, Guardian. And if we followed the old saying "Enemy of my enemy is my ally", then I'd bet we'd get problems solved faster.
(He looks at the Fallen Scar members, executed against what was a firing squad, now scorched remains.)
Cyrus: Look, allying with the Darkness is a sin in its own right, but if we can throw it back at itself...Then maybe we'd have more leverage. More leverage, more power. More power, more wins for the Traveller. Head back to the Vangaurd, tell them what I told you. I'd do myself, but I have a job to do.
(He jumps into a Skiff-like Jumpship, leaving the hangar. The Guardian and the Ghost look at each other for a brief second before their Jumpship arrives and carries them off. Imagine this scene with some dramatic music.)
This was all I could get for now...
But, not all Shock Pistols are powerful like Dreg's Promise, right?
Orion Caelum wrote:
Inquisitor01 wrote: Quests, quests and more quests!
Yes, you heard me: Quests is what you're going to read about!
Meeting the Frontier
Welcome to the Frontier, Guardian. I hope you'll enjoy working with these people as much as I do. -Cyrus
Basically an introduction to the Frontier and it's members. You talk to each member and recieve a small reward from them. Beriks gives you a Wire Rifle (Sniper Rifle), Va'akirn gives you a Slug Rifle (Auto Rifle), Syrianna gives you a basic Frontier Emblem, Mason gives you 15 weapon parts and 15 armour parts. Cyrus gives you this Quest upon first arriving in the Frontier base. Returning to him after talking to all major Frontier members rewards you with a Frontier Shader from Cyrus.
The tale of two long-dead rivals returning to begin their fight anew, and the Guardian that went out to avert a second war in the Reef.
A Quest that involves the return of Irxis, Wolf Baroness and Parixas, the Howling due to Skolas' experiments with Vex technology. More details coming up.
The tale of an old threat rebuilt by a new one, and the Guardians who slew them twice
Remember Sepiks Prime? I was inspired by Kaliks Reborn and decided to do something similar with Sepiks. Will also involve the last leader of the Devils, their Archon Priest. More details to be added.
The fall of a Legion: <insert Legion name here>
This Quest is actually a long series of Quests, similar to The Taken War Quests. In them, Cayde, Zavala or Cyrus tasks you with taking out important members of a Legion and sabotaging their infrastructure.
On a side note, I'm scrapping the Master Reborn Strike. I have realised how lore destroying it is.
The Queenbreaker's Bow is a Wire Rifle, and is stated to be near-unique by its modifications to be compatible with Guardians. I don't believe the equivalent of a Legendary weapon, lore-wise, should be given out as part of a starter quest that has such low requirements.
Orion has a point...Maybe a Shock Pistol? That could be a little more subtle and a bit of a better start. That being said, these quests could all work nicely. Correct me, someone, if I'm wrong, but the Ancient Rivals quest is actually a real cool use of lore that doesn't break it entirely. Nice work!
I didn't get a chance to finish The Next Frontier...But it's halfway done. Just a little more time, and it'll be ready.
Yes, of course! :)
Welp. Here goes nothing. Sorry for being rusty.
The Next Front
(This is the first mission of FoG, and it has a certain Cutscene to it, much like how TTK started. The location is Dusty Memorial, Deimos; It shows an old building, hinted to be a research station, taken over by the new Fallen House of Scar. Fallen Dregs are seen patrolling around the perimeter of the roof, decked in grey and blue coloring. Their leader, Beriks, is revealed to be behind them shortly after. The patrol stops abruptly, and in the distance, sounds akin to lightning can be heard. Fallen all around the base look up at the sky, seeing a bright laser moving towards them. Those on the roof quickly jump off, the building being destroyed in a blaze just after they get off. In the sky, several more are falling, some hitting Fallen, some causing landslides of dust, and yet more tearing up the ground below. The station, now completely on fire, is shown collapsing into a gaping hole. Camera cuts to Beriks running into a Skiff, taking off shortly after. Shots of Burning Legion slaughtering and capturing Vandals and Dregs, the damage caused by the blasts, etc. It ends on an overhead view of where the base was, now just several craters and a burning building.)
REST COMING SOON. Probably it will done tomorrow.
ManinBlack007JK wrote: ...Eheh. I feel sheepish. I gave this whole rallying thing to get this jumpstarted, and I just forget about it...Well, I've been real swamped with stuff lately, so I haven't much time to think of mechanics for this. But whatever you want me to work on, I will. Just give me the order, I'll find time.
Well, I would suggest that you try to make some more Story Missions. I have a few ideas for some, but to be honest, you're the best creator of them.
OH, that's scary. Whatever you say, though!
...Eheh. I feel sheepish. I gave this whole rallying thing to get this jumpstarted, and I just forget about it...Well, I've been real swamped with stuff lately, so I haven't much time to think of mechanics for this. But whatever you want me to work on, I will. Just give me the order, I'll find time.
(Simple start up, but things are slightly different. You are standing in the Rarran Complex, where the Prime Servitor resides. He speaks, but in less of meaner tone that he when he called for other prisoners.)
Cyrus: Ol' Rarran requests removal of a few Cabal prisoners, under the leadership Bracus Vu'uong. They have served the prison faithfully, and have agreed to become apart of Va'akirn's fleet. Very simple, almost too easy, Guardian. Don't mess this up, okay?
(Everything seems calm: Wardens of the Prison escorting Prisoners to arenas and cells and such, this is a sort of eye into how the Prison of Kings works. At the end of the hallway is where Major Bracus resides. He stands ready for battle in decorative Dust Giant armor, but in a non-hostile way. A door behind him leads to the Prison of Kings area, Launch Sites. This is where several large Frontier ships, loading with Prison Cells attached them, reside in case they need to go to other planets to catch targets.)
Va'akirn: We have a Harvester ready for our contact. We are waiting on you, Guardian.
(The Harvester is in sight, but alarms are raised and the hangar doors to the PoK are closed. Rarran Prime's voice booms over intercoms, stopping the Guardian and Vu'uong. Several explosions are heard in the distance.)
Beriks: Something has gone wrong! (Hisses) Our eye is seeing an uprising, Burning Legion agents!
Syrianna: They must've murdered a Warden and took their key...Half a legion could be down there, and I'm not sure if our systems can take that many armed troops!
Cyrus: Relax, relax...Surely Vu'uong and our Guardian here can take care of it? And they can activate the systems along the way. In the meantime, evacuate any and all Wardens from the premise.
Beriks: I hope, Lightwielders, for our sake, you will perform well. There is a reason they are in the lowest level of the prison, you know.
(The Guardian, aided by shielding fire from a heavy slug rifle, fights through Cabal infested hallways. Along the way, they may turn on "Defense Systems" that allow Rarran Prime to block pathways for Cabal to enter, fire turrets, etc. At the end of the Prison hallways, a large crater reveals Bormak, Scorch Flayer, with Burning Legion troops. A short fight ensues: Bormak uses levitation and fire to attack enemies. A special move he can do is spin around while spewing flames, at which point, you must jump over them as they get faster and faster, until they stop. A period of vunerability rewards surviving it. Once defeated, Bormak will shrivel up and die.)
Cyrus: Alright, nice work, but you're not done yet. Rarran tracked him down and locked him in an arena, his name is Primus Ku'uthen, former Dust Giant Primus we captured a while back. Burning Legion must've gotten to him...Find him, and you'll know what to do from there!
(The Guardian travels a short ways to find Burning Legion surrounding Ku'thern, and the fight begins. Ku'uthen is very fierce in his tactics, and often dashes across the field to send Guardians into a wall. Continue until 75%, where the boss will jump on top of a Large Harvester, and shoot a Heavy Slug Thrower from the top. You can take down the Harvester to stop the extra firepower, but it's not needed. As Ku'thern takes damage, the Harvester will fly faster and fire more often. Continue until death, where he falls and Rarran implements normal lockdown procedure.)
Syrianna: All systems normal...Warden reports say that the intruders have been captured...Alright, it seems everything is back to normal. We dodged a bullet, Guardian. Sharp thinking out there! I'm sure Beriks will be pleased with your work.
Cyrus: (Muttering) Heh. Him? Pleased? Quit kidding yourself.
(Note, for Ku'uthen's appearance: I'm seeing him having Dust Giant-colored armor with several red marks, indicating blood stains, sides of his armor. Two spikes come from the top from his helmet, giving him a set of devil horns.)
Orion Caelum wrote:
As for Orion, nice gun. Well described. 8.75/10.
Also, I've been thinking of a way to integrate it within the Cabal mythos considering the Destiny Project relates to the FoG DLC, and I was thinking about making it a drop from a Nightfall version of a Raid where you have to break into a part of the Cabal Forge of Gods to (quite literally) kill one of their 'gods taken form,' namely Charon, Toll-Taker of the Styx.
(Orcus, which you may be thinking of (the Roman Hades), is a harder boss version and only shows up as an optional Strike after the Nightfall version of the Chiron Raid has been completed at least once. Killing Hades may drop some special guns I'm working on, or simply a better version of guns like the Grecian Coin using the Harrowed/normal Oryx gun version drop algorithms.)
Since the Cabal seem to follow a Romanesque army structure, with centurions and legionaries, I didn't think that integrating a bit of Roman mythology would be too far off the mark. Is it?
...You're already going to be a big help. I can tell. :)
Last Firefight, coming today.
Yes! You're our best critic and arguably have the best stuff here! We need you for this, man. Glad to see you're in!
Have to admit, I completely forgot about this...
Well, let's get to work! The Cabal thing I had planned is uh..not quite ready yet. Fine-tuning things.
Y'know, Red might be right here. Does everyone still want to do this? I'll go either way, and I'm thinking about this realistically...This will take a f***ton of effort for something that might not work. And even if this fails, we still have the RP we can do. So...Are we all in?
God, a Taken Titan...
Imagine it; A punch, that turns into A MILLION PUNCHES..
Cyrus saw the front line take a blow and the familiar sound of a rocket exploding. It was time to move. He slowly drew back the Shadowshot he was trained so intensively by another famous Nightstalker to use, and out fire a beautiful spark of Void light.
It hit a Phalanx, and tethered to those near it. The leaders of the Cabal furiously looked around for the source, but Cyrus moved quick enough to lose their attention. He rained down a hellstorm of bullets from a modified Vanguard rifle, dodging and shanking those who got too close.
Probably never. Then again, I get the sense you asked this question to annoy people, so...
(Oh. Right. Sorry about that.)