The Boargen may be huge and quite irritable but they also have Values & Beliefs.
Do they believe only in solving everything by force? Maybe believe that they are the most superior race? Do they value something else than their loot?
What do you think should the Values & Beliefs of the Boargen race be?
hi boars are quite. specially when they are full,.they are generous..
I think if boargen are hungry they should have something like a rage factor or a boost to attack but maybe slowly lose health as a negative side effect.
I think if boargen are hungry they should have something like a rage factor or a boost to attack but maybe slowly lose health as a negative side effect.
Beliefs: everything can be food. Even themselves.
they have a family ties..and aloof , coz once you tried to traitor them, thier trust is difficult for them..
▶Damn, this was a hard week, lot of work. This time I wrote this in Spanish and just translated it to English with a translator, I hope everything was translated correctly. I will check it tomorrow, I must sleep, I would like to have more time to write.
▶It seems that the idea you have about the Boargen is that of a primitive, warlike, primitive thinking race. I honestly wouldn't have a problem with this, if they were not in the same faction as the Orcs. And having several war driven races already.
▶My suggestion for the Boargen is based on the idea of differentiating them from the Orcs in several ways, since both races are of the Dominion, is for them to be primarily a peaceful race.
▶As I recall from the Minotaur lore, the Minotaurs were to be a peaceful race, I find it also interesting to see the Boargen as a peaceful race. I don't know if the developers plan to include minotaurs in future expansions, I'm guessing not, that's why I'm leaning towards a peaceful Boargen instead of another warmongering race.
▶Please read to the end, my intention is not to suggest soft Boargen, just because they are pacifists does not mean they are not fierce and good fighters. BTW, after I wrote this I will change some things of my others Boargen's lore posts.
▶To create this concept of the Boargen I based it on the physical and spiritual characteristics attributed to Pigs and Boars in various cultures, such as Asian and Indo-American cultures.
▶These animals are generally attributed the following characteristics, intelligence, empathy, selflessness, gluttony, fertility, generosity, resilience, kindness and passivity as they are not natural predators.
▶As I always say, these are just suggestions, whoever reads feel free to disagree with a little or a lot of what I say.
▶Boargen philosophy focuses on the balance of opposites, male and female, calm and chaos, day and night.
▶The Boargen see balance, as giving something in return as long as something is taken. Their faith in many ways mirrors the beliefs of the Bearan and Orcs. Many Boargen follow the path of Druidism as a way of life, worshipping Mother Earth. Their stories speak of the creation of the Boargen by Mother Earth.
▶They also follow another philosophy; they are a society that lives in the present and accepts the flow of life, they give importance to problems only when they reach them, they try to live without worries. This simple and uncomplicated thinking guides their day to day lives and has had both good and bad consequences in their history.
▶If the Boargen undertake a task and fail, they simply look at what they did wrong and try again. There is no time for reprimands for mistakes, they simply understand that they chose the wrong paths to achieve their goal and set out to do better next time. Their philosophy seems simple, but the Boargen apply it to every aspect of their lives, from eating, to fighting, to adventuring.
▶Because of their beliefs in giving whenever something is taken, their rituals are simple and commonly consist of representative "sacrifices" to the spirits of the land, which rarely include sacrifices of other creatures, most often merely representative offerings of labor or blood.
▶Do not be fooled by their large size and brute strength. The Boargen are a peaceful race, and their society is based on a tribal structure that seeks tranquility. However, when they engage in combat, the Boargen are ruthless with their enemies.
▶Boargen are a kind and generous race with strangers, they like to interact with other races to discover new things and nurture their culture. They are also fun-loving and have a great sense of humor.
▶Boargen are calm and friendly, they extend a hand of friendship to a stranger on the road, but if the stranger is hostile, the hand of friendship quickly turns into a swift and strong lunge.
▶Boargen are not easily angered. They only engage in combat, if necessary, at which point they demonstrate that their size and strength is to be feared. Their mettle, however, is threatened by the negative feelings, prejudice and racism that other races hold against them.
▶The other races harbor certain prejudices against the Boargen because of their appearance. They are often seen as dirty, primitive and marginal beggars by other races, although the Boargen have rarely done anything like that, as their society rejects begging, they always try to give something in return, even if it is not material, knowledge or labor, for example. The nomadic Boargen have their own cultural values, art, music, oral tradition and a natural sense for the protection of nature.
▶When a Boargen has an object, he does not need, he places it in a public place in his caravans (similar to a market). All objects are stored and if someone needs it, they can pick it up whenever they want and can leave something they feel equals the value of the object in return.
▶However, food and medicine are handled more strictly, due to devastating events in their past. Food is kept in a central warehouse and is carefully distributed to individuals in the clan and to strangers in need.
Society and Culture
▶The Boargen are a nomadic race, although they were not always so. As one of the daughter races of Aragon, the Boargen have a strong connection to nature. They wander in caravans through various areas of Aragon guided by the spirits of mother earth and the temples they erect in honor of them in the places they pass through.
▶The Boargen survive by wandering in the "Nomadic Passel" (Passel is the name given to nomadic groups of wild boars and wild pigs), made up of a huge group of smaller caravans of the different Boargen tribes, which travel as a single large caravan.
▶Each Passel is led by a "Captain" who is chosen by the leaders of each tribe in the "Nomad Passel". The "Captain" has the final say in the decisions of the "Nomad Passel” but must consult with the council which is made up of the leading couples of each Boargen tribe. It is generally the captain who says where to go, where to settle and when to leave.
▶Accustomed to living in the hostile, the nomads take care of the nature they know they might need in the near future and which they know very well. Threats to the environment usually come from sedentary races. Although writing is not their characteristic, the nomadic Boargen have a strong sense of oral tradition, and hence storytelling occupies a central place in their lives.
▶The Boargen tribes have a structured hierarchy in which positions of power are reserved for the Boargen who have contributed the most to the tribe or for those who have made the most valuable contributions to the tribe. The Boargen believe that to obtain knowledge or resources of high value requires a great deal of skill and preparation.
▶Each tribe is led by a Boargen couple, the male who is usually in charge of organizing material matters and the female who is usually in charge of spiritual matters, although it is not uncommon to see the roles swapped.
▶The weight of the word of each tribe in the council depends on the value and quantity of their contributions to the "Nomad Passel". They consider that the more a tribe or individual contributes, the more they care about the welfare of the entire "Nomad Passel" and the more weight their word should carry.
▶The tusks of the Boargen begin to grow from birth and are engraved with the name of their tribe, which most of them carry with pride.
▶The young Boargen go on pilgrimage, leaving the "Nomad Passel". These lone Boargen travelers often seek out new species wherever they may be, with the intention of learning about other cultures, to search for resources, information or anything that will be useful to the rest of the "Nomad Passel". Once something worthwhile is found, it is offered as a gift of their return to the leaders of the tribe the Boargen wants to join.
▶I would like to say that this pilgrimage I suggest here, would be an excellent starting point for players that choose Boargen. Imagine being a Boargen preparing to leave and adventure to the world.
▶Before leaving, all young Boargen get martial and magical training, as well as other knowledge to be able to defend themselves in a racist and warring Aragon. The tribe the Boargen was born into may not be the same tribe the Boargen wants to join. Different tribes specialize in different things.
▶Due to the constant enrichment of their culture with other cultures the Boargen master an extensive number of languages of Aragon. The fact that the nomadic Boargen are said to move from place to place does not mean that they do not consider a certain region as their own. Nomadic Boargen tend to return to the same places. Conflicts sometimes arise between the sedentary races of Aragon and the nomadic Boargen, leading to disputes over territorial control and management.
A short tale of the Boargen.
▶There are no written records of the history of the Boargen before they arrived in the "Scars of Honor playable zones". However, they say that they were exiled from their homeland by a ruthless race of terrifying looking humanoids who persecuted and enslaved them for being different, "primitive beings that must be saved", they said, and despite their efforts to defend themselves, they were driven to the brink of extinction. The survivors of the tribes banded together and escaped to the ocean aimlessly, thinking they would die wandering the ocean, until they reached the "playable zones of Scars of Honor".
▶The Boargen tell that the few resources they had been able to take with them had run out, they had been drifting for days, starving, with no trace of land in sight, thinking they would die of starvation... when out of nowhere, a storm began to brew and whipped the ocean for days. The Boargen watched as ships sank and were torn apart by the ocean in seconds, others were lost on the horizon as they drifted away behind the lightning.
▶The few Boargen tribes that had survived the storm awoke in unknown lands and attempted to regroup under the command of Akram Stonetusk. The Boargen had extensive knowledge in druidism and geomancy, which they used to guide themselves and survive in these new unknown lands, trying to rebuild their culture and preserve their knowledge.
▶During their first travels the Boargen met the Bearan who allowed them to stay temporarily in their lands as they respected and revered Mother Earth. In their travels, they also met Humans and Elves who looked at them with contempt and disdain, not taking them into account as they were not an aggressive race.
▶Contact with the Dwarves at first was quiet and without much interaction, until the Dwarves discovered that the Boargen could detect smells of anything even up to 10 meters underground. This discovery generated paranoia in the Dwarves, who thought that the Boargen wanted to steal their riches, others thought of enslaving them to use them to find more precious metals. The Dwarves began to attack and persecute the Boargen, kidnapping and killing their progeny.
▶Taken by surprise, traumatized and fearful of suffering the same fate as in their homeland, the Boargen, still recovering and depleted, began to move away from dwarven lands without hesitation. But the paranoid Dwarves continued to launch attacks and persecutions upon them. The Boargen did not hesitate to use their strength, size and knowledge to defend themselves from the very beginning, only to be overwhelmed by the quality and strength of the Dwarven weaponry.
▶In their attempt to get as far away from the Dwarves as possible, the Boargen arrived in Orc lands. In their passage through Bearan lands, the Boargen had heard great stories of Orc strength and combat prowess. The Boargen, weary of battle and long traveling, came in peace and asked for their help in rebuilding their culture and defending themselves against the Dwarves, offering in return their strength and knowledge gathered from the races of Aragon. The Boargen were already aware of the conflicts that had been brewing and that was valuable information.
▶The Great Chief Inngrim was no fool, he didn't trust the Boargen at first, he already heard some stories about the wandering race. In grim asked the Boargen to prove their worth in combat and asked the Great Chief Akram Stonetusk to choose 5 of his best Boargen warriors to fight against 5 of his best Orc warriors in an unarmed hand-to-hand combat where the first to be knocked unconscious was disqualified. Everyone was surprised when the Great Chief Akram Stonetusk offered Inngrim that the fight would be just between the two of them, which Inngrim could not refuse. Inngrim offered shelter and food to the Boargen for such an event.
▶The drums were beating, the coliseum was packed, the Orc and Boargen leaders of all the clans were there, the beer was there, the sky was completely clear, the sun was in the west, and both Chiefs were in the center of the coliseum without armor or weapons, only their fists to fight and defend themselves. The great horn sounded three times announcing that the combat was about to begin, everyone kept silent.
▶A lightning invoked by the Great Orc Witch illuminated the coliseum and announced the beginning of the combat. Both Chiefs charged at each other head-on, ending in a clash of pure brute force. Cries of excitement filled the air.
▶The two intertwined hands struggled not to yield to each other. Akram, determined to show what his people were worth and to restore his people, removed all doubt from his mind and used all his strength.
▶Inngrim impressed and seeing himself overpowered by the Boargen's pushing force, decided to use that strength to lift him up and slam him to the ground in a single move.
▶The Boargen got up faster than the Orc expected, Akram grabbed Inngrim by the legs and slammed him against the walls of the coliseum, while strangling his back with both arms.
▶After a few seconds Inngrim managed to free himself by headbutting the Boargen who was surprised and stunned by the force of the blow. Both charged at each other again and ended up rolling on the ground in a fight of DOMINATION. It was a wrestling spectacle.
▶Tired from fighting for several minutes both High Chiefs broke off to catch their breath, only to charge at each other again.
▶This time the right fists clashed, Inngrim's left fist was faster than Akram's, impacting below the jaw, followed by a right hook to the head and a left hook to the ribs that sent Akram back to the edge of the coliseum.
▶The Orc ran towards the Boargen, but the boarman used the wall to propel himself and return the Orc's earlier headbutt.
▶The headbutt threw him and stunned him for a few seconds. Akram took the opportunity to punish the Orc with a barrage of blows to the head.
▶ Inngrim broke free and resumed his stance. Both began to exchange blows without defending themselves.
▶Boargen and Orcs enjoyed the demonstration of skill, strength and tenacity of both fighters.
▶The sun was setting, the sky was beginning to darken, both fighters were facing each other measuring their steps, the fatigue was noticeable, they had been fighting for hours, but neither gave in.
▶The Orc jumped first landing an aerial blow on the Boargen's head, taking advantage of the blow, he grabbed him by the waist with the intention of charging him, only to find Akram's knee in his jaw followed by three punches to the ribs.
▶They separated, Akram took the initiative, charged with an aerial knee strike, Inngrim grabbed the Boargen by the leg and whipped him to the ground, where he mounted him from in front and returned the rain of blows to the head from before.
▶The Boargen got up without getting the Orc off his chest, the Orc punished with direct blows to the head without mercy while the Boargen charged him and whipped him on the ground. The blow took its toll on both, Inngrim recovered faster and gained Akram's back, using a Rear neck choke technique to strangle him.
▶The Boargen struggled not to suffocate, and again making a show of brute strength, he got up with the Orc choking them on his back, jumped up and slammed his own back and the Orc with his full weight, three times.
▶Akram managed to free himself from the choke, but he was as stunned as Inngrim, both were laying on the ground trying to catch their breath, their muscles ached, their eyesight failed them. After a minute they got up, there they were, facing each other again, the same scene that had been repeated throughout the fight, two titans that did not give in.
▶Determined to win the fight, both charged again, this time Akram charged Inngrim with such force that without realizing it, he managed to stab him with a tusk in the left chest.
▶About to crash against the coliseum wall while Akram was charging him, Inngrim entered Berserk state and with all his strength he grabbed him by the tusks, used his legs to stop the Boargen's onslaught and smashed him against the wall he was charging towards, breaking the wall and one of the Boargen's tusks, also leaving him unconscious.
▶Silence reigned in the coliseum, Inngrim was lying barely conscious resting and checking his wound, The Great Witch checked the Boargen who after a few minutes regained consciousness. They both got up again, barely able to stand. The Great Witch declared Inngrim the winner of the combat, and the celebration was not long in coming.
▶Inngrim with what seemed his last breath, applauded and praised his rival, announcing his new alliance with the Boargen Nomads. The Boargen sad by the defeat, the Orcs happy for the victory, both proud of their leaders and of such a formidable rival, celebrated and celebrated all night, the beginning of what will become a long friendship.
▶Akram tells that after the combat and after checking and healing their wounds, both Chiefs got drunk and ate all night, barely conscious. They slept a whole day after the night of the combat, and the scars they got that day, are the Scars of Honor.
Thanks for reading!Last editted: 2022-08-08 07:04:47