Santharian Development

Organization and General Discussions => The Northern Sarvonian Continent => Topic started by: Alek I'vajan on 27 January 2009, 04:02:20



Title: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Alek I'vajan on 27 January 2009, 04:02:20
I have an idea for a new race if possible. They are a combination of Psyerpents and Elves. If this would be possible, could someone let me know? Also, message me with any causes for concern or puzzlements. Thank you.


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 27 January 2009, 04:05:02
Races are banned.


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 27 January 2009, 06:14:36
Not that we want to sound negative, but no!


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Lorek Sarnif on 27 January 2009, 07:12:51
Sucks to be you, man. Sounds like something I'd like to see. I'm not one hundred percent certain that races are banned. I think if you prove yourself a worthy developer, you may get to see your idea come to fruition. Again, I'm not one hundred percent sure so don't quote me.


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 27 January 2009, 07:15:12
You're slightly right. Newbies don't get to do new races, nor the groundwork for them.
Its the same with apprentices.

But if a Member would come up with a thoroughly thought-through, integrated, viable idea for a new race, it might, and do note the word "might", be added to the world.

But don't count on it. ;)


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Nsikigan Ho┤Tonanese Yourth on 27 January 2009, 07:18:30
What Mira means to say, is start small, work your way up the ranks, and we'll see, eh?


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 27 January 2009, 07:42:14
I think, races are truly banned, because we have enough and no more room for another one*. Remember the uproar when I did the rivermaids - and I did not think they were a new race, but just a variation of the mermaids. (So, even old members are not allowed to do one)

The only new race which was considered quite some time ago was the flying race far in the south of Aeruillin, but I doubt, that there will be a lot of work down there in the next time. And Artemis is not seen often anyway, and they are her baby..


*Of course there are other reasons as well. It is quite impossible to add them now into the already existing network of relations, add them to the history. The Ulvur were banned to the farthest northeast to avoid such problems. It does not have to be a new race, there are a lot of other equally interesting things to develop.


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Nsikigan Ho┤Tonanese Yourth on 27 January 2009, 07:50:44
Right. Agreeing with Talia, the only chance of new races coming to fruitation iwould be opening up other contenints, and that wont happen for quite some time, its been agreed.


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 28 January 2009, 00:43:39
*innocently hides several stacks of paper underneath his cloak*


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Nsikigan Ho┤Tonanese Yourth on 28 January 2009, 05:40:39
Mira... are you plotting?


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 28 January 2009, 05:46:06
He has to try conciously not to...so its likely


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 28 January 2009, 06:39:46
Its the constant contact with a certain Marmarran.. like it's contagious or something.. *scratches* makes my soul itch..


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Nsikigan Ho┤Tonanese Yourth on 28 January 2009, 07:56:41
All I'm saying, is don't plot anything for Yamalquan without me ;)


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 28 January 2009, 08:37:31
Don't worry, Nsiki, Yamalquain is so far away from Nyblemar, they are plotting to create something in the damp environement of their jungles, kind of an half-sentient frog-insect mixture crawling out of the mud..

Mira.
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*innocently hides several stacks of paper underneath his cloak*

I think you meant "pretending to be innocent he hides..."


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Nsikigan Ho┤Tonanese Yourth on 28 January 2009, 09:01:14
Talia.
This frightens me.


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on 28 January 2009, 10:41:44
ahem... If/when/if  this ever comes about... I wouldn't mind trying my hand at a tribe that can't see their breath every time they speak.....


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 28 January 2009, 15:33:19
Well, trÝbes are Restricted to Members, not Banned. Decipher and me have been making new ones for quite some time now :P


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Bj÷rn KŘrsch on 28 January 2009, 21:24:00
It just so happens that I came up with a odd little race once upon a time, which I used several time in various Pencil and Paper RPG's, Call it a cross between a Gnome and a harpy, yet its a separate race, not a cross breed.

I figure it wouldn't be taller than a Ped (wingspan being twice or so the height) and no more than 35 to 40 ods at most.

Naturally I understand the rule of races and newbies but I think this might nudge a braincell or two...

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/earthunderice/th_harpy9jd.jpg) (http://s433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/earthunderice/?action=view&current=harpy9jd.jpg)(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/earthunderice/th_HarpyMG.jpg) (http://s433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/earthunderice/?action=view&current=HarpyMG.jpg)

Both Images are not usable for Santharia, I just thought an image would add to any ideas.


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 28 January 2009, 21:39:11
@ Mira: As far as I understood, new races are offlimits for members as well ;) But maybe Nybelmar is  not Sarvonia, don't know.

Bj÷rn, your pics are lovely, but they are so close to the harpies of WoW, they could just be taken from there.
And no, I do not think we need a new race which is not really "new", but can be found in many other created worlds out there. IF, then it should be something, which only Caelereth has.

Which might be difficult though. sometimes I think the WoW creators have looked in several heads and stolen the ideas there. Or was all already existent somewhere? When I fly over the landscape I often think, oh, that was my idea for the Wastes of Despair, why do I see it here? I thought, it was MY cool idea. I found even a tree which immediately reminded me of the shattered tree of life....


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 28 January 2009, 23:18:35
New TRIBES aren't quite the same as new RACES, though.  I know races are banned, but I don't think tribes are completely off-limits (to members) But even tribe development is extremely complex and requires a very good working knowledge of Santharia,  an ability to do in-depth research, a creative and flexible mind, and an ability to integrate it into the desired location.    A decent working knowledge of Santharia takes time to achieve, which it why we tend to point newbies to animals or plants at first, to get a feel for this place.  Much easier to integrate a turtle than a tribe.  :D

Bjorn, your pictures are beautiful.  Are you the artist?


Alysse


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 29 January 2009, 00:05:20
The right picture is a harpy from WoW, Alysse.

See here (http://images.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/wowwiki/images/thumb/5/56/HarpyMG.JPG/200px-HarpyMG.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.wowwiki.com/Harpy&usg=__kGgqSMLaX_fkDpM2Ppe-oVIp-qo=&h=229&w=200&sz=17&hl=de&start=1&um=1&tbnid=fteuwfV7brVK2M:&tbnh=108&tbnw=94&prev=/images%3Fq%3DWoW%2BHarpies%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dde%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:de:official%26hs%3DYrW%26sa%3DG)


Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 29 January 2009, 00:44:15
Oh, I see.  I'm not familiar with WoW myself.  Just wishful thinking on my part, I'm always on the lookout for artists to lure in here--and not for the greenhouses either. :D

Alysse



Title: Re: Race/Tribe Idea!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 29 January 2009, 01:52:24
Well, we snuck in a new race by putting it in the bestiary not that long ago Talia. Nobody noticed thus far, mainly because we kept it so vague and mythical.

But there are a few undescribed races left in Nybelmar, such as Coren's Conchfolk, and a low-intelligence sentient flying squirrel Twen dreamed up a while ago. It just might happen....