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Author Topic: Announcement: The Value of Jewels  (Read 4306 times)

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Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« on: Dec 29, 13, 09:30:07 PM »
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The Value of Jewels

Over time lines can become blurred with new members, new characters, and changing plots, and sometimes we need a reminder of the ideals on which we founded this forum.

In previous games the Founders had noticed that over time the value and importance of Jewels becomes distorted. By the time Mother Night (the board we played on before Blood-Rites) a character had to hold at least a Gray Jewel to be considered potent or dangerous. We considered that to be a huge flaw with how the board was run and it was what helped us determine what we wanted to focus on here at Blood Rites.

Jewels, any Jewel, at Blood Rites are a precious and important gift from the Darkness. Those who actually wear Jewels within our AU Canon are a very small group of Blood, with the majority of Blood not possessing Jewels, and Landens outnumbering all Blood by a considerable amount. Even the White was meant to be considered powerful in this world.

We've come to recognize that some of the reason that jewel strength is undervalued is the significant lack of Jeweless Blood on Blood Rites. In our AU the jeweless blood vastly outnumber those who hold even the White, yet only two have ever been made on our site.

To promote the creation of Jeweless Blood, effective immediately, HBC has decided to make all Jeweless Blood count as 2 Light Jeweled characters in terms of ratios (making them the same as Landen).

Any Dark Jewel is considered hugely powerful. These characters would not easily be overlooked in their settings without significantly supported plot reasons. All too often people lose sight of that. HBC has come to believe that sometimes we are not considering the broader canon of Blood Rites, appreciating that we are playing the heroes, villains, movers, and shakers.

We strive to help maintain a healthy balance and level of importance on the Dark Jewels, and the roles that those characters play, by enforcing a Ratio and a healthily balanced Jewel Roller. We run bounties when we see that things are unbalanced. Yet despite all those efforts we can still see instances of writers and characters referencing to such Jewels as the Blood Opal or Green as being weak. This is patently untrue within our canon and only in rare circumstances would such a thought cross a character's mind IC. What we've developed is a world that allows even the lightest of Jewels to carry weight outside of their Jewel rank and power that resonates beyond a light Jewel.










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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 13, 09:35:31 PM »
Everyone come make Jeweless Blood! JOIN ME!!

If it was unclear I'm pretty excited about this. I hope everyone else is too. <3
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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 13, 09:42:16 PM »
I'm 100% for this.

Also, plz don't miss on what we're trying to say here that any Jewel should be respected. GREEN IS NOT WEAK GUYZ.
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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 13, 09:42:47 PM »
Does this count for characters that are broken?




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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 13, 09:44:08 PM »
Good question, Tal. But unfortunately no, at the moment this is purely for Jewelless Blood (Blood born without Jewels) and not Broken characters.










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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 13, 09:53:08 PM »
K and I were talking about this earlier!! And bazingah here I find this announcement... she and I shall talk some more and then see what threads we can begin :D :D :D

and on a side note... why would someone think that blood opal or green is weak? There is more behind someone's power than the color of the jewel that they possess or do not possess.
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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 13, 12:12:22 PM »
I think this is awesome. I always really liked Ain, and have had several wanted ads over the years for Jewelless blood that never got picked up, so I'm super excited.

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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 13, 05:26:05 PM »
I think when the board was created, Jamie, Gina and Bowie kind of expected people to play who had read the books. I think it's a surprise to everyone that people are now playing (and acclimating so well to this world, who have never read any of the books.  So a lot of information that had been available in the books was just never made available on the board.

It begs the question, would it now be prudent to write a few articles that address the most basic foundation of the Blood?

I know I'd be up for writing a couple of articles if HBC thought it was a good idea.




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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #8 on: Dec 30, 13, 05:28:03 PM »
Nicole, I have to run to the store (if I don't get some buffalo chicken dip I will literally go insane), but let me know if any of those are questions you still have and I'll add them to my to-do round-up for Q&A stuff with Production <3 I'll probably answer them somewhere publiclly anyway when I get time, but the ones that you still need are a priority :)

As a note, some of the problem is that the books themselves are contradictory in places or at least require a lot of parsing to deal with the implications. (Were the Blood created by Draca's magic, or did all the dragons give their magic over to touch the other races; the short story and Saetan's theories seem to contradict).

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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #9 on: Jan 19, 16, 08:05:42 PM »
As we move into the New Year...

I wanted to ask people to read the Value of Jewels posted by Jamie. At Blood Rites we strive to remind players that even with only a White Jewel, you are a god compared to those without Craft. Landen outnumber the Blood nearly 5 times over. Jeweless Blood are the majority of the Blood. Jeweled Blood are common on Blood Rites but they are not in the world at large.

The Blood are dangerous, deadly and powerful, regardless of your Jewels. Be great, be awesome, but always remember that Jeweled Blood are truly the minority in the Realms.

Mother Night and May the Darkness Be Merciful.
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Re: Announcement: The Value of Jewels
« Reply #10 on: Jan 16, 17, 12:03:20 PM »
As we move into the 2017...

I wanted to ask people to read the Value of Jewels. At Blood Rites we strive to remind players that even with only a White Jewel, you are a god compared to those without Craft. Landen outnumber the Blood nearly 5 times over. Jeweless Blood are the majority of the Blood. Jeweled Blood are common on Blood Rites but they are not in the world at large.

The Blood are dangerous, deadly and powerful, regardless of your Jewels. Be great, be awesome, but always remember that Jeweled Blood are truly the minority in the Realms.

Mother Night and May the Darkness Be Merciful.










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