The 1st Version of Saro Core-Star Concept

The first (but not current) concept of the Saro Core-Star
The first (but not current) concept of the Saro Core-Star

The cosmic laws and entities of the ST’RCK-5 multi-macroverse are both similar and alien to our own.  There are planets and suns, with various types of life on some of them, but the ways these bodies work is not always exactly the same as ours.

The idea of a “core-star” (or its bigger version known as a “God Star”) came out of necessity more so than freedom of artistic expression; it was to be the centerpiece of each Perspective within the ST’RCK-5 multi-macroverse, and serve as not only the central figure in which all other cosmic bodies would revolve around, but also as the resting places for the Yin and Yang gods of each Perspective; which each act like their smaller counterparts, MaRu, and RuMa, respectively, who help keep the universe in balance in various, typically macroscopic ways.

After delving and creating more stories and history of the many planets, suns, and people in the Saro Perspective, I figured out I could use the Saro Core-Star and its godly inhabitants in a very integral way, story-wise.  As the picture above shows, it gives you a brief description of the physical qualities of the different layers of the star itself, but also a little story about another integral character that will eventually make choices that sets the destiny of the Perspective onto a different, but hopefully better, path.  I feel that this 1st version (that also coincides with the paper concept) is a good starting point to create an even better, but not totally changed, 2nd version in the near future.

Original Chaos Warriors | Fay (Throwback)

Original concepts for a Chaos Warrior known as Fay, circa 2002
Original concept for a Chaos Warrior known as Fay, circa 2002

I have yet to really go into any information regarding the set of 5 “warriors” that are purposed to be the antitheses to the 5 main Buntaiens I have been posting about; which have been named in the past – and still have this name presently, so far – “Chaos Warriors” (since “Buntaien” loosely means “Balance/Nature/Cosmic Angel”); so here are some older concepts of some of them.

The creature known as Fay was another of the original Chaos Warriors, who specifically was created to be the antithesis to Wajoby.  Fay was somewhat unique because (as it was originally written, even though it didn’t make the most sense) he was the reanimated body of someone who had died MANY years prior to his “reawakening,” and was blood related to one of the Buntaiens; in this case, it was, again, Wajoby.  Before he was killed and eventually repurposed for destruction, his name was Alec Sughes and he was a normal mortal living on Par’N with his brother, among the southern continent, both acting as Star Vicars for The Sun’s Ray religious movement.  One day, Wajoby (who was known as Jakob Sughes at the time) was chosen to be a Star Seeker for the RuMa of Par’N, and was sent off on a mission to another Perspective, leaving his brother behind, to protect the planet.  To make a long story short, while Jakob was gone, Alec had been captured, tortured, and “killed” (more like stuck in a type of limbo) by the corrupted MaRu of Par’N.  His body and soul was kept around until one day, MANY years later, it was given to the infamous Dr. Kendell in an attempt to start creating a set of synthetic Buntaiens; which at this point, Kendell figured he would also use his other backup Yin-clone (the 2nd out of 4), and repurpose it, as well, for another synthetic Buntaien (or later known as a Chaos Warrior).  Fay’s innate abilities have to do with acid-like powers, where Wajoby represents structure through solids (earth-based attacks), Fay represents the lack of structure through liquids (the melting of solids).

*As a side note, the designs and concepts I am posting here about the original Chaos Warriors will not be the same as the final ones; I have already begun new concepts and writings for the newer version of “Mock Buntaiens,” and feel it will make more sense, and hopefully stir up more emotions within the characters and players, alike.

The 1st Version of Signa Concept

The first (but not current) concept of Signa
The first (but not current) concept of Signa

The cosmic laws and entities of the ST’RCK-5 multi-macroverse are both similar and alien to our own.  There are planets and suns, with various types of life on some of them, but the ways these bodies work is not always exactly the same as ours.

The idea for the 5th and final playable planet (even though there are two other playable areas after Signa, but they are not planets) was mostly to try to conceive of where Kendell was originally from; considering Kendell is such an important character, I figured the reasons behind him being so important must have to somewhat do with his environment and how he lived.  Kendell, even back in the RPGMaker days, has always been a font for technology and inventions, and I wanted to create a planet that displayed the side-effects of his possible experiments.  With that being said, the 1st version above (which coincided, like Jagg, with the paper version) began to take the shape of a planet that had, over a long period of time, been transformed into something quite unnatural; a mechanized, uniform version of its old, organic self.  I wanted to basically create a planet where the inhabitants no longer had to rely on working, trading, or even hobbies to pass the time – where everything was provided for them through (energy, food, water, clothing, information, etc) in a split second within the Supply Citadels and they all lived in designated Residential Columns; they were also all plugged into a type of hivemind when they were alive, and would be mass buried inside the Cloud Buster Mausoleums when they died.

A lot of the same concepts (both lore-wise and physical features) stayed the same for the 2nd version that would follow; which can be seen in this post, among others.  I hope that by the time, regardless of what the final version will be like, the player will touch down on Signa with a feeling very similar to Jagg, but in a somewhat inverse effect, to where everything around them should look like it supports life – in which it still will, at that point – but there is barely any to be found.