The Original RuMa (Throwback)

First, true concept of RuMa, circa 2003
First, true concept of RuMa, circa 2003

The origins of “Legends of Saviors” lies within a Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT and Mortal Kombat amalgamated fan-fiction I had acted out with friends, wrote documents on, created a D&D campaign based on the lore, and crafted a short game made in RPGMaker.  I still have drawings from those days, and thought some people might be interested in what was going on almost two decades ago.

The origins of RuMa (and even MaRu, the polar opposite of a RuMa) are tied to an old game I used to play at recess in elementary school.  It was about some demi-god named “Rule Master” who ruled over Earth (a type of fantasy-like Earth), and was tasked with the guardianship of the universe; starting to sound a bit familiar?  His nemesis was another demi-god, named eloquently “Master Rule,” who defied him at ever turn, and it was up to Rule Master and his gang of fighters to fight back the ever-increasing tide of darkness.  However, for Master Rule’s origin, he was the counterpoint of what RuMa stood for, and wasn’t inherently evil at first, but a certain “virus” had overtaken him for many years, and was beginning to reshape the purpose of this entity and form.  For a long time, Rule Master would be the main character of the recess game/fan-fiction I had created, that is, up until Dragon Ball Z came into my life, and brought with it a plethora of new characters and stories to create an even better fan-fiction with.

It wasn’t until a few years before the RPGMaker version, that I had finally found new roles for Rule Master and Master Rule (which would be renamed RuMa and MaRu, respectively), to keep their overall stories intact and to add even more depth to their purposes.  RuMa went from being a physical individual that could transport among different planets and even dimensions – fighting off evil incarnations as he went along – into an ethereal entity which is present on every planet within the many Perspectives.  Considering RuMas (or RuMa could be used a plural, as well) are tied to their designated “temples” (examples would be the mountainous extrusion on Par’N, the sprawling volcano on Katu, etc.), their essence and spirits can not leave those domiciles; once their begin to try to leave the space of their areas, they begin to dissipate and lose cohesion.  One way to rectify keeping RuMa tied to only one area on one planet, was to allow RuMa to be able to be “projected” (or exist) onto multiple planets, where each RuMa is basically the same as the others, and they can all “astral communicate” with one another, feel what the others feel, and almost look exactly the same as each other (with slight variations, depending on the planet they inhabit).

There is a lot to be said about RuMa/Rule Master, and his overall involvement in the titles of “LoS,” but I think I will save more of the details for later, when I get around to recreating a new concept of a RuMa!

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