Birthday present for @sidewinder30k, the Victus MK I Carbine, named after his character, Thel Victus! Happy birthday buddy!
The Victus MK I Carbine is a short stroke gas piston operated, fully automatic carbine, firing intermediate rifle cartridges. Designed for vehicle crews and cqc, the Victus is deceptively lightweight, and punches above the size of it's frame.
The memory seeds that appear in lw2 are a curious thing. Like, while I think it’s mentioned in passing they are rare, why are they created in the first place? Pale Tree herself is enough powerful to open a portal to the Dream, and make someone from “outside” physical in it, as demonstrated in the sylvari PC’s story. It doesn’t seem like she would need the seeds herself, although you could justify it that she’s not powerful enough after the shadow of the dragon’s attack on the Grove.
The seeds we get are specifically linked to Caithe and her perspective, although in more general terms, they are more connected to strong memories (I feel sorry for her that all of them feature heavily Faolain). While it’s understandable from game perspective, lore-wise I find it strange that non-sylvari are able to use them. Like just the consequences of something like that falling into wrong hands. It’s also such a deep invasion of privacy, like the modern-world equivalent of going through someone’s journal/phone/computer. Of course, it’s justified in narrative for being “for getting the egg back”, but like, if Caithe had stopped and explained herself for like, five minutes before taking off, all this prying wouldn’t been needed. Just give a general “oh, the egg is my Wyld Hunt now” and most would have accepted that.
i know that the commander not having voiced dialogue in season 2 is only a player-side thing, the character is as chatty as ever, but i like to think emberthroat spent the whole of that season hungover out of her fucking mind after all the scarlet stuff so all the characters are going on about leylines and magical principles while she's like
14, 20, 30, and 48 for whoever you most want to talk about!
I'll answer for Ffoirre, to celebrate him finally getting to lv80
14) Are they a simple person to please or difficult?
definitely difficult. Ffoirre is a grumpy little twig, and he likes the finer things in life (which was one of the reasons Gavin was able to convince him to join the Nightmare Court). he's not unappreciative of gifts and things, but it's very difficult to find something he really likes, and even harder to find something that he'll actually tell you he likes
20) Does your character have a comfort item?
not really, I don't think he actually has many possessions that he really cares about. but he does find dogs (especially fernhounds) very comforting
30) Do they dwell better in chaotic situations or more linear situations?
I think Ffoirre prefers a more straightforward situation, but he's alright with making decisions on the spot and circumstances changing. I think he's the most middle ground of my characters for this question, the rest definitely tend to lean one way or the other.
48) Is your character easy to make cry? Or angry? Or annoyed?
Ffoirre almost Never cries. "shows of weakness" were punished in the Court. when he's sad, he either pushes it down, or lashes out
he's pretty easy to annoy though. there's not much that can break through the constant state of mild irritation he feels when he's around a lot of other people, especially those who know about his reputation. the times when he has to report to Fort Trinity are a nightmare
even so, it tales a lot to make him genuinely angry. I talked about it quite a lot here (second question)
oh my god i forgot after rytlock backflips out of hell with his new ghost laser bullshit powers he is such a bad communicator that the black citadel has to court martial him to get him to explain even the basics of why he's communing with the dead in the tescos express