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Friday A-Muse-Ment
comment 5 Written by on June 18, 2010 – 8:59 am

Not quite a Friday Five, but not a Friday Five Hundred either, today’s little appetizer for your creative muse comes from Sean, the writer formerly of Blogatelle.

He writes:

I was playing Fulthruttle and one of the guild leaders called out for defenders to Stormwind. I answered the call and popped my teleporter to Toshley’s Station with the plan of hitting Shattrath and then taking the portal to Stormwind.

And when I came out of the teleporter, only my Evil Side made it. Yes, I’d been hit with Soul Split: Evil!

So what happens when a gnomish engineer goes evil? Why, they go Mad Scientist, of course. I think her finest moment was explaining to her guild master that she could easily deal with the Horde as long as she was allowed to kill everyone else in the city at the same time; she could think of five ways to do it, although her Puppy-Blood Fuelled Murder Engine(tm) wasn’t one of them. Yet.

Hence, this idea for a Friday Five.

1. How would your character react to a Soul Split: Evil?
2. How would your character react to a Soul Split: Good?

I thought it was a fun prompt, and the idea of Aely getting Soul Split: Evil was kind of a strange one – it took me some figuring to come up with much of anything. An experiment in extremes, I suppose!

Have fun and happy Friday!


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5 Responses to “Friday A-Muse-Ment”

  1. 1. Corise with a Soul Split: Evil is much easier to picture. It’d basically be a big party. She’d abandon her family, seduce everyone in sight, steal anything that wasn’t nailed down, beat up and/or kill random people for fun, and say the most hurtful things she could think of to anyone who’d listen. She’s not much of a mastermind (evil or otherwise), so she probably wouldn’t be plotting to take over the world (or destroy it), but if a sinister genius with bigger plans dangled the right carrot under her nose, she’d be happy to go along for the ride, I’m sure.
    2. Corise with a Soul Split: Good is actually kind of difficult to imagine… not because Corise’s soul is lacking in good qualities, but because she’s so very morally-conflicted most of the time. I think that if only Corise’s good side made it through the teleporter, she would feel even more guilty than normal about all the questionable things she’s done in the past. She’d probably be horrified with herself.

    By Corise on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply
  2. Well, Fulthruttle as evil you know. But…

    2. It could go a number of ways, but since I usually go for the most humorous approach, I’m going to say Fulthruttle’s desire for love and affection comes out strongest. She becomes a little cuddle monster. Now imagine the look on our big strong human war lord’s face when he’s suddenly got a tiny little gnome girl clung furiously to his leg, lost in a happy bug bliss? Hilarious.

    Other possibility is her helpful urges take over, and she becomes an annoying little BRAT who repeatedly asks, “Can I help you with anything? Really? Nothing? There must be something I can do! Please? How can I help you?”

    Then there’s my undead Warrior, Baron Ligradi DeMontafe (He’s insane, believes he is a noble lord), and I’m taking them for him in reverse order.

    2. He begins empancipating anything and everything. He grants land to every poor peasant he sees. It’s not his, of course, and this is bound to get him in trouble eventually. I could also see him launching duels to protect a woman’s honor against anyone who was even mildly arguing with one. In short, take Noblesse Oblige and ramp it to 11.

    1. He starts killing people. He commands executions. He tortures at a whim. He becomes the horrific image of the tyrannical dictator and for once, once only, I wouldn’t play it for laughs at all.

    Thank GOODNESS he’s Goblin Engineering spec’d.

    By Sean Riley on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply
  3. I like this one.

    How I always played the soul splits with Tif were not so much a split of pure light or pure evil. To me it would only bring forth the aspects of his personality associated with the goodness or evilness in the character. Tif with a soul split isn’t suddenly a saint or a demon, but either traits such as his heroism or cruelty are the most dominant, if that makes sense.

    By Tif on Jun 20, 2010 | Reply
  4. Hmm…this could present some interesting events for everyone’s favourite smart-mouthed rogue…
    On the one hand, without the balance of his desire to be a good person and not an abject monster, Khol would easily realise his full potential for violence and bloodshed. Ruthless, calculating and unstoppable, his loyalty to Stormwind hunger for blood would fully manifest in a nightmare killing machine that lurked in the darkness and hid amongst the fears of his enemies. Think Batman without all the brooding and aversion to killing people or the Operative (from Serenity) without all the high-handed speeches. It takes a monster to fight a monster and the ends justify the means. He would do everything in his power to ensure the people of Stormwind could sleep soundly beneath a blanket of security woven from the bodies of their enemies. Evil done in the name of good, is still evil.
    Now, on the other hand, removed from his baser urges, Khol could become a force for great good, albeit still a bit on the grey side. As a law-abiding citizen, Khol would likely find himself as an investigator, pursuing and bringing criminals to justice. Given his independent nature, he would likely act as a private detective, rather than joining the Watch. His unique insight into the criminal mind would be an invaluable tool in his work. Much to his relief, he could finally walk entirely away from SI:7 and the Stormwind Assassins and never look back. He’d be something like Sam Spade with a sword; working for the greater good and within the law so much as he could.
    To put it in simpler terms, Soul Split: Evil would make Khol Lawful Evil and Soul Split: Good would make him Chaotic Good.

  5. Oooh, this is a good one. I’ve got two characters which I’ll take through this:

    Kelashtir, Male Draenei Paladin.
    Soul Split (Evil) : Up until recently in his personal storyline, this would have been a real poser. Kelashtir was an unabashed, unironic paragon of good, with some of the worst luck in the world. However, during a mission into Icecrown Citadel (the one involving Arthas’ heart) an explosion imbedded a tiny shard of Saronite in his skull. If he was afflicted with Soul Split, he’d instantly regress into insanity, having none of the belief in goodness and the Light which allows him to fight off the effects as long as he isn’t on Azeroth.
    Soul Split (Good) : This would, honestly, leave Kelashtir unchanged except for the removal of whatever trust issues he had previously. Not a very good answer, but an honest one, I hope.

    Zeria G, Female Human Mage
    Soul Split (Evil): Now this is much more interesting. Zeria’s a conflicted individual; she simmers with inner rage against a world which fails to live up to her expectations, countered by a determination to do everything she can to change it. With the latter part of her personality removed, Zeria would resolve to cleanse the world once and for all, even if it meant “cleansing” it right down to the bedrock.
    Soul Split (Good): Zeria suddenly loses her abrasive, critical personality, and becomes annoyingly cheerful and helpful. Where she would point out a major flaw or failing before, she’ll instead think up a compliment.

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