Enemy faction idea : A Grim Star Rising

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Enemy faction idea : A Grim Star Rising

Postby Acesahn » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:22 am

Every generation has them. The beatniks, the goths, the emos. As long as humans dwell within the galaxy, there will always be some who find themselves disillusioned and detached from society. Unlike the mostly harmless counter culture movements of the past... The Grim Stars are of a different breed.

Adorned in gothic rock attire, the Grim Stars have spread like wildfire amongst troubled teens and disgruntled adults. Lead by Johny Crow, the enigmatic leader of the Gothic rock band "A Grim Star Rising" The Grim Stars are as common a sight in classrooms, to the city streets and clubs. While many find the nihilistic, rebellious movement little more then a escape from the norm... others, however, take their devotion to the Grim Star Life far more seriously, cutting off ties to their families, selling their belongings and responding with violence to anyone who tries to separate them from their flock.

When Sarah Applewood, the daughter of the prominent business owner Scott Applewood, fell under the sway of Johny Crow and his music. This prompted law enforcement to crack down on the now cult like movement. For better or worse, this sparked a change in the Grim Star movement, that escalated into all out war on society. In a raid on a Grim Star Rising compound, Sarah was injured in an exchange between law enforcement and Grim members.

Sarah was rushed to the hospital, where under examination, doctors found something very troubling within the young woman's body. For all accounts, she should have died from her injuries, but something foreign to her body was keeping her alive in a coma like state. Before more examination could be conducted, Grim Star members appeared in force at the local hospital, behaving like a well organized criminal outfit. The Grims killed the doctors, and destroyed their findings, taking the comatose Sarah with them. To this day, the Applewoods have a reward out, for any tips leading to the discovery of Sarah's fate.

From this point on, all Grim Star members of moderate involvement retreated from society completely. Forming cliques, and gangs throughout the city ships, defending their territories as any criminal or military organization would. Law enforcement were caught unprepared when all over the city ships, coordinated robberies and arson sprang up, committed by the movement that had once seemed harmless.

Wielding bats, knives, and guns, Grim Stars fight with with cool resolve, fearing not pain or death. Some even seem to welcome it. Their elites have been reported to have some kind of occult powers, tapping into the power of darkness to blind, constrict, and even inflict terrible physical and mental pain onto their enemies. Such elite members, dubbed "Witchen" have been known to lead the new recruitment drives. While pain has an adverse effect on most well adjusted citizens... to the lost and the damned, the fed up and addicted... the Witchen act as a beacon, drawing more lost souls to their future lives of darkness.

Members who prove themselves completely devoted to the Grim Star Life, are granted a special gift... a dark seed, that grows and takes root inside the individual, consuming them until the seed grows, eventually transforming the individual into a being known as "Shadowghast"
Eyes black, skin pale, and dark tendrils lapping from their body, the Shadowghasts are powerful foes for any law enforcement units. With increased strength and an eerie ability to shrug off mortal wounds, the Shadowghast fights with not only its body, but the tendrils of the being growing inside them.

Unbeknownst to anyone within the organization but Johny Crow himself... the source of the Grim Star's power does not come from its nihilistic philosophies... but from a dark entity of vast and unimaginable power. A collective mind, speaking from the depths of a black hole, called out to Johny Crow, and chose him to be its representative in the living world. Why or how it formed such a powerful bound is unknown to even Johny himself. All he knows, is that the darkness seeks to spread and consume, until the land of the living is as dark and devoid of humanity as the black hole from which it dwells.
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby GladDog » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:18 am

I like this idea! A bunch of rebels being beguiled by an entity from another dimension... lots of possibilites!
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Acesahn » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:38 pm

Yea, if done right, they'd be one part Hellions, one part The Lost, with the art/genre of The Crow with power sets similar to The Darkness.

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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Acesahn » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:38 pm

Grim Star Units

Darkling : Your typical disenfranchised youth now indoctrinated by the Grim Star movement. Violent, territorial, and loyal, Darklings fight with bats, knives and guns, wielding whatever they can get their hands on with grim, cold resolve. Their enemy is society itself, and everyone who is still apart of it.

Witchen : The dark lieutenants of the Grim Stars, Witchen wield ritual knives used for practicing strange occult ceremonies. A Witchen leads small groups of Darklings, guiding their dark flocks to grow and learn the ways of the Grim Star Life. Witchen possess supernatural abilities, controlling the powers of darkness to blind and disoreient their enemies, as well as inflicting mental anguish.

Unfeeling : Fully embracing the Grim Star Life, an Unfeeling has shed himself of their old life, leaving money, possessions, and even friends and family behind. Found strutting around the city ships, these nihilists do not fear pain or death. Devotion to the Grim Star movement has also granted them increased strength and speed... as well as inhuman levels of resolve. Unfeeling often use two handguns or machine pistols, more out of desire to appear dramatic, then overall effectiveness.

Warlockes : Witchen who have fully given themselves over to the The Grim Star Life, and maintained their identity, the Warlockes view the darkness as their playground. Bearing dark reflective eyes, similiar o the eyes of their idols, the members of "A Grim Star Rising" Warlockes are able to create dark creatures out of shadows, and hurl destructive energy. Warlockes find themselves flocked with aspiring Witchen, who in turn attract Darklings, surrounding the Warlocke with a small army of subjects. Some Warlockes are given instructions and jobs, from Johny Crow himself, should they prove themselves worthy of ruling their flock.

Carrions : Unfeeling who have mastered the Grim Star Life, eventually bare the black, reflective eyes, similar to the eyes of their idols, the members of "A Grim Star Rising". To fully live the Grim Star Life, one must give everything to the movement, including their very lives. All but the most powerful of personalities lose themselves completely, becoming little more then a living weapon for the movement... if one could call such an existence living. Carrions use twin submachine guns or sniper rifles, able to appear and reapear, as if becoming one with the shadows themselves.

Dark Ones : A Grim Star follower who has proven themselves hopelessly loyal to the movement, as well as influential and capable, are given a dark gift from Johny Crow himself. A small blot of darkness is pricked under the skin of the Dark Ones, where a new being of consuming darkness will grow. Dark Ones are easily recognized by their black, reflective eyes, pale skin, and stoic faces. In combat, the Dark Ones use the dark parasite inside them as a weapon, sending out tendrils of darkness from their hands, shoulders, back and legs. A touch from the dark tendrils cause severe emotional and physical agony. If draining their enemies will doesnt work, the tendrils are powerful enough to rip and tear mere mortals limb from limb.

Shadowghast : Little is known about the Shadowghast. Standing tall, with thin, withered appendages, and bearing dark holes for eyes, the Shadowghast's abilities are very similiar to that of a Dark One, only stronger and more horrifying in every single way. Able to absorb a tremendous amount of damage, Shadowghasts move towards their targets with dizzying speed and ferocity, more monster then man. One cannot help but speculate that these horrid abominations are the final stage for all who take up the Grim Star Life.

Johny Crow : Adorned in revealing leather, showing off his athletic (if not pale) physique, the enigmatic lead singer of the band "A Grim Star Rising" publicly renounces violence, even as his followers wage war on society itself. Cool, confident, and seductive, many a times has the band leader held an interviewer in the palm of his hand, filling the city ship screens with little more then propaganda for his insidious movement.

"You get out of the Grim Star Life what you put into it. Those that only want to dress the part, and come to our concerts, will never leave the level of Darkling, but thats fine, we were all Darklings once, no shame in knowing your limits. Those that want more out of the movement, free themselves from the chains society wrap around us... only then are you truly free."

"The Grim Stars are not a cult, not an organized religion, we are so much more. Organized religion is just politics, and politics is just control. A Grim Star Rising doesnt want to control anyone, we want to set you free."
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Eulb » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:03 pm

Acesahn grate suggestions...
Yea, if done right, they'd be one part Hellions, one part The Lost, with the art/genre of The Crow with power sets similar to The Darkness.
I want to encourage you to try to seer away from the " Hellions or Lost " name the sour pusses at NCsoft only need an excuse to law-suit us to death . But please put that creativity thinking brain of yours to work and come up with other alternative names ... I feel you can do it

WE all will know its Hellions or lost but then the murders at NCsoft can't do anything about it ...
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby JestersGhost » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:08 am

Fits in well to the lore, and certainly would fill a needed niche in the enemy roster :)
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Golden Ace » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:29 pm

Acesahn grate suggestions...
Yea, if done right, they'd be one part Hellions, one part The Lost, with the art/genre of The Crow with power sets similar to The Darkness.
I want to encourage you to try to seer away from the " Hellions or Lost " name the sour pusses at NCsoft only need an excuse to law-suit us to death . But please put that creativity thinking brain of yours to work and come up with other alternative names ... I feel you can do it

WE all will know its Hellions or lost but then the murders at NCsoft can't do anything about it ...
and probably not call them "The Hollows" either for that matter.
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby JestersGhost » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 pm

and probably not call them "The Hollows" either for that matter.
eh - one was a zone, this is a faction. More likely to get sued by Bleach for this one, tbh :P
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Acesahn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:17 pm

Acesahn grate suggestions...
Yea, if done right, they'd be one part Hellions, one part The Lost, with the art/genre of The Crow with power sets similar to The Darkness.
I want to encourage you to try to seer away from the " Hellions or Lost " name the sour pusses at NCsoft only need an excuse to law-suit us to death . But please put that creativity thinking brain of yours to work and come up with other alternative names ... I feel you can do it

WE all will know its Hellions or lost but then the murders at NCsoft can't do anything about it ...
The Lost and Hellion influence are superficial. thematic. There is no actual connection to the two, I brought them up to give an idea how they would/could fit in with the world.
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Acesahn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:18 pm

and probably not call them "The Hollows" either for that matter.
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Not married to the name, I came up with it quick lol

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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Golden Ace » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:12 pm

and probably not call them "The Hollows" either for that matter.
Not married to the name, I came up with it quick lol
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Re: Enemy faction idea : The Hollows

Postby Acesahn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:18 pm

and probably not call them "The Hollows" either for that matter.
Not married to the name, I came up with it quick lol
I may be over cautions when it comes to evil iNCarnate
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Oh, right, the ZONE the hollows. I came up with the name referring to they were hollow, and were glorifying being empty and directionless nihilists. Hey, feel free to come up with a better name, I'm terrible at it.

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Re: Enemy faction idea : A Grim Star Rising

Postby Acesahn » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:40 pm

Name changed to A Grim Star Rising, Grim Star for short, The Grim Stars or the Grims, when you are referencing the members themselves.

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Re: Enemy faction idea : A Grim Star Rising

Postby Golden Ace » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:06 pm

Name changed to A Grim Star Rising, Grim Star for short, The Grim Stars or the Grims, when you are referencing the members themselves.
I like the name
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Re: Enemy faction idea : A Grim Star Rising

Postby Acesahn » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:56 pm

Animation idea.
For the trailer, should this faction ever be considered to be actually implement (How cool would that be?) I thought of a nice way to introduce them in the trailer for the game. NOT their own trailer, just a quick couple of reels to give the audience a little intrigue.

*Shot of a Gothic Rock concert, lights flashing, band doing their thing. Shot of pretty goth woman reaching out towards the band with a look more then fan worship... bordering on actual worship as if trying to reach through her own body. Shot of one of the band members opening his eyes revealing his black, reflective eyes. Woman reaching for the band's own eyes drip with black color until her eyes match that of the band member. Close up of Johny Crow's mouth as he grins to the side of his face, flashing his teeth. Shot of the shadows of all the raving fans, flashing against the back of the concert hall. Shadows begin to transform, so they look more like wriggling tentacles waggling across the walls.*

End scene. XD


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