Aspect Avatar Creation: A tool for success
The concept of the Aspect Avatar is that it is a tool. Only used to assist you in developing the impetus to achieve your own perception of a physical healthy life-style. Sometimes we use other people as a benchmark of achievement, a teacher, sports professional or public figure. Sometimes, the folks we place on the pedestal may let us down, after all they are just folks and not super heroes.
An Aspect Avatar is after all an aspect of your own personality, you own it, it affects you – you are linked. While excuses may abound when undertaking a lifestyle change, the conclusion – when honesty and accountability are addressed – is that at the end of the day, being reminded that “Doing the right thing is the right thing to do” is better to come from yourself. Your Aspect Avatar for motivation is ready and willing to assist.
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Location, location, location – best to start you off with the right footing, below is the map.
Below are some guidelines to assist you in creating a mythology for your Aspect Avatar – have fun:
Choose an aspect of your personality that you wish to embolden and imbue with more favorable attributes. Use the following – but not limit to – techniques to inspire your Aspect Avatar:
- Give it a name it, – Use positive role models and names, not your own as this will confuse issues
- Give it a history. Where did it originate, what empire?
- Visualize it – The more vibrant the more stimulating it will be
- Make it glorious – base it on positive role models and hero archetypes
Timeline – B.T.E (Before Torque Era) A.T.E. (After Toque Era)
8 million years (give or take) B.T.E Miocene age
Veho – The first of which, a proto human over 8 million years ago developed the ability to discorporate whilst another part of his personality dealt with the overwhelming horror he faced. Returning later to reside in his corporeal form as a passenger or rider cohabiting with his paladin personality. Many years later after practicing the ability to discorporate, his earthly body failed and he found sanctuary in a member of his own tribe.
Cohabitation, usually surreptitious, would allow host and rider to coexist. The only time a rider would come to the fore would be to assist the host in a situation that would possibly be the end of both. Swamping the host, causing memory loss of the event and taking control of the body by manipulating its physiology, using knowledge gained over centuries. If the host were to discover the Veho, then more often than not a struggle would ensue and the host would be lost. However, there is a caveat, on the odd occasion union between host and Veho occurs and great things follow.
Eventually the first of the Veho taught others the skill of disscorporation to whom it considered worthy of the task to protect their offspring. Over generations the Veho grew in numbers and directed the host, organized into gatherings, forming groups, kingdoms, empires, religions and movements within the masses of the host. All governed by the cardinal laws of the “Surreptitious Council Ordinances”
- We shall protect the councils doctrine
- We shall be passive until needed
- We shall be hidden
- We shall protect our host
After the schism, newly awakened Veho sought supremacy; gathering set against gathering, many host were lost and now chaos reins. Empires, Religions, and Governments are struggling for survival as the doctrine of each institution becomes tainted as they try to maintain the semblance of control.
A Veho will either be power with the host or power over the host. Power with allows the host to develop in a beneficial manner. The host will thrive in a positive manner
Power over means the Veho will manipulate the host in a disingenuous manner. The inner turmoil will rise to the surface. Most times the host will not be aware of the malignant foe within. If the host becomes aware, a chance to change may be a possibility depending on the determination of the host.
18000 B.T.E – First recorded gatherings at man made waterfall to generate negative ions
6000 B.T.E – Temple seers recorded how to generate static electricity.
Rise of Dirwyn Dinas Llew – (Torque Dinas Llew)
Approximately 2000 Dirwyn kidnaped by Daan Slavers, Takes slave name Torque, sold to Sancrecian dowager Princes, becomes Servant and then taught to be protector. Learns ancient physical regimes and combat training.
Wrongly persecuted for death of Princess to save daughter and lover of Torque. Romanus spies undermine stability of Sancrecia and invade outlaying provinces.
Torque healed by shaman tribes men in mountain ranges
Torque discovers ancient knowledge to generate electricity and the power of waterfalls and healing rooms (ambient negative ions).
Romanus Empire had been stopped and turned back at the British Isles by the organized might of the Celtic peoples. The rebellion took the fight to the heart of the Romanus – Byzantium – and after 10 years decimated the Romanus army and took the lands for their own.
Technology and information were shared. When environmental cataclysm occurred people were organized, ready and the dark ages did not occur.
50 A.T.E – After Torques passing the council of Tribes voted on a name for the unified realm and named it Torqueadia. The lessons of Torque became doctrine and the keepers of this knowledge were known as the Grey branch. They recorded the the histories and mysteries of the land and amalgamated it with Torques teachings – the Religion of Torque was Born and as a guiding star assisted the council on the course that became the Empire of Torqueadia.
850 to 1180 A.T.E – A renaissance of sorts, chemical accelerants and magnetism for projectiles.
1400 A.T.E – Solar, hydro and wind power were harnessed and greater advances in power storage were discovered. Pneumatic projectiles.
The world divided into five empires with one land left with unorganized peoples that the other five have coveted. A peace of sorts has been kept with “minor” border infringements and internal upheavals in each province within the Empires.
Empire Church/City Church/the Three Orders of the church of Torqueadia
Acolytes, clerics, deacons, Alderman and the two Preceptors (Originally three, until the act of purgation)
White branch – the Orators, administration, and promulgation of the doctrine of Way of Torque.
Black branch – the Pathfinders, the militant arm of the church, who’s duties include security and procurement.
Grey branch – the Healers, the original order who’s duties were to share the theories of Torque, educating on the concepts of a beneficial lifestyle including physical prowess, responsibility and mental acuity.
The Grey branch had been disbanded in 1835 due to a religious reformation lead by Alderman Jack. He argued that the indecision in peoples life is caused by the doctrine of the three branches, “There is no grey, there is only black and white” Alderman Jack 1834
Empire seats (Old Royalty that survived after the rising up of the Commoners) Commoner seats, (Merchant Guild, unions, parties)
- Ministry of Science and Exploration Corp’s
- Ministry of Healing – Healers, Physical, Mental, Nutritional, Bio-Contrivers, Apothecaries,
- Ministry of Justice/Corrections, Regulators, Discerners, Custodians
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Sustenance
- Ministry of Royal families – Greater and lesser tribes
- Ministry of War
- Ministry of Security of the realm
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Commerce
- Ministry of Media
- Ministry of Transport (Empire Transport Authority – E.T.A.)
- Aeronaught corps
- Amphibious corps
- Army corps
- Nautili corps
- Knight Provost (Military regulators – Administration, enforcement)
- Tech contrivers
- Bio contrivers
- Trades (carpenters/clay smiths/sword smiths/etc)
- Air-gypsies/travellers/International merchants – a.k.a Empire of the Air
- Canal folk
- Families (Royal)
- Allied groups/families
- Grass root gangs
- Anti establishment movements
The Totems of the Nine Greater tribes of Torqueadia – Modern Royalty
- Lion – family orientated, honorable,
- Lizard – individual, stealth, camouflage,
- Otter – problem solvers, tech orientated (water)
- Raven – Humorous, group orientated, argumentative, heads for heights
- Frog – Adaptable, good swimmers, inventors, (water)
- Serpent – independent, assertive, leaders, quick to anger and forgive, apothecary’s (fire)
- Tree/forest/– Stubborn, strong, caretakers of the land endowed with the ability of manipulating the trees, sylvanian creatures etc (earth)
- Hare – Quick, lucky, easily liked and develop trust distrustful of hounds
- Hound – loyal, team players, athletic, excel in physical attributes
Empires past: Past – absorbed
- Electricity powers anti-gravity, hydraulic, pneumatic and steam equipment
- Airships (Dirigibles) Air barge/canal
- Barges on Canals
- The transport of the day range from steam, pneumatic and anti- gravity powered by electricity and incorporates an aesthetic bordering on art similar to that of the Victorian and Art deco genres.
- Top hats, Bowlers and assorted headdress coupled with corsets, bustles, miniskirts, trousers and boots for the Ladies.
- Top hats, Bowlers, flat caps and assorted headdress’s, morning coats, vests, three-piece suits, full kilts and combat boots.
- Military chic for both
- Clothing has volt-o-photaic and tungsten thread (Solar and thermo thread) in the weave as transducers for power collection/harvesting
- Pneumatic projectile (Nureo-toxins, Sedatives, Incendiary)
- Compressed energy projectiles
- Conductive energy
- Impervious vests/corsets
- Breathing apparatus
- Pneumatic chargers
- Pneumatic backpacks
- Dae-aran – Earth
- Aethernet – Internet
- Aether-engine – computer
- Phonic-ambulator – Communication device/aether engine
- Discerner – Detective
- Regulator – Policeman
- Provost – Military police
- Knight Provost – Officer in Military police
- Velocicarriage – Car
- Hover Carriage – Anti-grav Vehicle (pulled by horse, steam or pneumatic engine)