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[9/20/2014 1:55:40 PM] Moxypony: do we have any Legacies work we needed to do?
[9/20/2014 1:56:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: Have we thoroughly discussed the faction that made the berserker ghouls in neighpon yet?
[9/20/2014 1:56:44 PM] Moxypony: I think it might have come up a little, but not much yet
[9/20/2014 1:58:09 PM] Moxypony: we'd either want to go with a super powerful mutant or an ordinary pony who is using science to (try to) build an army
[9/20/2014 1:58:30 PM | Edited 1:58:50 PM] Moxypony: probably a ghoul?
[9/20/2014 2:00:09 PM] Cherry Bloom: That could work. How would he be seen by the ghoul society we were talking about? I think we were talking about one at some point in time.
[9/20/2014 2:01:07 PM] Moxypony: I don't remember how we went with that too clearly, but if he's a ghoul leader building an army, maybe he's fighting for a sort of ghoul supremacy?
[9/20/2014 2:01:11 PM] Moxypony: a ghoul state
[9/20/2014 2:02:14 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh like that one jackass that you get in trouble for killing that was trying to get into tenpenny tower.
[9/20/2014 2:02:47 PM] Moxypony: similar, but much more ambitious and successful
[9/20/2014 2:03:07 PM] Moxypony: though he's been recreated in Fo:E, just got himself and his ghouls killed
[9/20/2014 2:05:51 PM] Moxypony: most Berserkers would be his failed experiments, which he simply lets roam the wasteland beyond his borders, with maybe a very small number of successful Berserkers serving in his army?
[9/20/2014 2:07:07 PM] Cherry Bloom: That'd be good.
[9/20/2014 2:08:05 PM] Moxypony: now, what would he do with the non-ghoul citizens of the Wasteland as conquors them?
[9/20/2014 2:08:38 PM] Moxypony: experiment on them?
kill them?
(attempt to) ghoulify them?
integrate them into his new nation?
[9/20/2014 2:09:04 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well if this guy is a complete monster it'sd be A and C.
[9/20/2014 2:09:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: which mostly results in B.
[9/20/2014 2:11:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: suddenly this came to mind:
[9/20/2014 2:12:02 PM] Moxypony: ...the second I looked at that, I saw the guy with the bowler hat as Danny Sexbang, so now I can only see them as the Game Grumps
[9/20/2014 2:12:02 PM] Moxypony: XD
[9/20/2014 2:15:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: haha.
[9/20/2014 2:15:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'd love to see them take this one on. but anyway..
[9/20/2014 2:16:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: So this guy would be at odds with Neo-Neighpon.
[9/20/2014 2:16:35 PM] Moxypony: if he had a good handle on the ghoulification process, he'd be able to make a weaker army of feral ghouls at least
[9/20/2014 2:17:23 PM] Moxypony: so it would be a war between all three factions, I don't think the Enclave would be able to ignore a threat like that either
[9/20/2014 2:18:30 PM] Moxypony: hmm... I'm making this sound more and more like
[9/20/2014 2:19:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: Sure, why not? Not like we're not referencing other video games. Bioshock, Dark Souls... XD
[9/20/2014 2:20:13 PM] Moxypony: and we gave PH a hard time...
[9/20/2014 2:20:15 PM] Moxypony: XD
[9/20/2014 2:21:48 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well that's cause they went a little overboard with the cyberalicorn thing. Ours will still have the central characters being Fallout Equestria characters.
[9/20/2014 2:22:28 PM] Moxypony: wait, where did we get the Bioshock connection again?
[9/20/2014 2:22:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: It's like the difference between referencing something and making it a centeral theme.
[9/20/2014 2:23:02 PM] Cherry Bloom: subtle reference to the Big Daddy ghoul (Wolfberry)
[9/20/2014 2:23:17 PM] Moxypony: ah yes
[9/20/2014 2:24:51 PM] Moxypony: so we have Neo Neighpon vs the Enclave, but both sides are also fighting this third force and will occassionally have to cooperate
[9/20/2014 2:25:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah.
[9/20/2014 2:25:55 PM | Edited 2:25:56 PM] Moxypony: are there any cities we could use which would easily equate to 'necropolis'?
[9/20/2014 2:26:12 PM] Moxypony: too easy, I'm sure
[9/20/2014 2:26:22 PM] Moxypony: hmm... something to do with the number 4?
[9/20/2014 2:26:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: something with shin in the name.
[9/20/2014 2:27:42 PM] Moxypony: just replace 四 with 死
[9/20/2014 2:27:50 PM] Moxypony: haha
[9/20/2014 2:27:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: or maybe I can get an alternate reading and mix a few things together.
[9/20/2014 2:28:25 PM] Moxypony: I'm sure you'll be able to come up with something perfect XD
[9/20/2014 2:46:54 PM] Cherry Bloom:
Hourushi (Kinda sounds like horsie, so +Pony Pun)
"north, weapon of war/Ax/Kill(rend) , death"

Yes. I got "Northrend" into the name... sorta...
[9/20/2014 2:48:24 PM] Moxypony: so I'm guessing he'd start off from somewhere in the Neighponese equivalent of Hokkaido?
[9/20/2014 2:48:42 PM] Moxypony: start from the north and work his way south
[9/20/2014 2:49:23 PM] Cherry Bloom: Eeyup.
[9/20/2014 2:49:50 PM] Moxypony: that entire island can be presumed lost, I'd say
[9/20/2014 2:50:10 PM] Cherry Bloom:
[9/20/2014 2:50:12 PM] Moxypony: we need to come up with a name for his force, because I keep wanting to call them the Scourge
[9/20/2014 2:50:13 PM] Moxypony: haha

[9/20/2014 2:55:19 PM | Edited 2:55:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Do we want a japanese name or an equestrian name or both for the faction?
[9/20/2014 2:56:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: English: Nemesis Japanese: Shukukteki
Nemesis is also a synonym of Scourge.
[9/20/2014 3:11:19 PM] Moxypony: Not sure.. Nemesis feels overdone and Shukukteki (aside from presumably being a typo, because 'kt') is a bit of a mouthful..
[9/20/2014 3:13:19 PM | Edited 3:15:32 PM] Moxypony: hmm... we could use Shinrikyou (真理教) maybe?
[9/20/2014 3:13:31 PM] Moxypony: seeing as they'd have named themselves
[9/20/2014 3:28:57 PM] Moxypony: heck, we could take that to a whole new level of real-world references
[9/20/2014 3:28:59 PM] Moxypony: haha
[9/20/2014 3:39:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: The Church of Truth?
[9/20/2014 3:39:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: or The true Church?
[9/20/2014 3:40:21 PM] Moxypony: something along those lines, I know it as the 'Supreme Truth' Cult
[9/20/2014 3:40:30 PM] Moxypony: Aum Shinrikyou
[9/20/2014 3:43:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh gosh... And if the Legacies have to go into their headquarters for some reason... Like they took the seed of the world tree... that could be where they encounter Eternal Blue... since she was Truth, like Celestia is of the sun and Luna of the moon...
And since the Truth is a ghoul now that would lend some in world credence to them choosing that name...
[9/20/2014 3:44:07 PM | Edited 3:44:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: plus you can have a bit of pun with (死ん理教)
[9/20/2014 3:49:35 PM] Moxypony: <upon seeing Eternal Blue>
Cascade: "She's a feral..."
Moxy: "She's your puppet!"
Shinrikyou leader: "Oh, no no! Her majesty is an icon, a Goddess to her ponies."
[9/20/2014 3:49:58 PM] Moxypony: popped to mind XD
[9/20/2014 3:53:55 PM] Cherry Bloom: That works.
[9/20/2014 3:56:18 PM] Moxypony: maybe have ghoul missionaries going through the wasteland spreading word of the Goddess Shinrikyou, putting up posters of a regal-looking ghoulified Eternal Blue in the settlements and trying to lure ponies into joining by choice
[9/20/2014 3:58:26 PM] Moxypony: the Legacies find one of the towns they've taken and there's only ghouls who tell them that all the other ponies have traveled north to commune with their Goddess and receive her blessing
[9/20/2014 3:58:42 PM] Moxypony: aka, they were all carted off to be ghoulified
[9/20/2014 3:59:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm thinking "White Carnation" for the cult leader's name?
[9/20/2014 4:01:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well if we have a faction that's carting off ponies and killing them, we do have a perfect reason for having a Crusaders faction around. Not one of the more major factions, but...
[9/20/2014 4:03:37 PM] Moxypony: do you think a lot of foals would be likely to get away?
[9/20/2014 4:04:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: They're smaller and more agile. can fit into smaller hidey holes.
[9/20/2014 4:05:53 PM] Moxypony: true nuff
[9/20/2014 4:06:37 PM] Moxypony: but I'm hesitant to include more than one crusader faction in the same story.. so if we go with that I'll lean more towards scrapping the idea for Prance
[9/20/2014 4:07:41 PM | Edited 4:08:16 PM] Moxypony: not that I think it makes any less sense, it just feels like it would get repetitive
[9/20/2014 4:07:49 PM] Cherry Bloom: Actually would they call themselves crusaders in Prance?
[9/20/2014 4:07:58 PM] Moxypony: probably not
[9/20/2014 4:08:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: It might seem repetitive but it actually makes sense to have more than one orphanage in a crapsack world like FO:E.
[9/20/2014 4:10:44 PM] Cherry Bloom: I suppose it depends on how you look at it really. because for me it makes sense to have orphanages. The parents might have hidden the foals when danger came. Or certain groups of slavers might have left the foals behind, even if you could sell them later, they're not much use in too much manual labor. break to easy and wind up costing more to take care of, so they just leave them behind.
[9/20/2014 4:11:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: Places where they're dropped off/abandoned before the parents go away, because its too hard, or because they feel that they can't take care of them well enough. Not just with going to suicidem but also just going away in general.
[9/20/2014 4:16:17 PM | Edited 4:19:09 PM] Moxypony: in a world like Fo:E, a graveyard makes a bit more sense than an orphanage.. not to put too morbid a point on it
[9/20/2014 4:16:18 PM] Moxypony: haha

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