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Tellus Seeds, an Introduction

Tellus Seeds are genetic mutations brought about by an abundance of Crystal energy in the earth and are said to grant fantastic powers to those who eat them. Named after the mythical being, Tellus, the fruits are considered a blessing and in the early days of Alterion were said to have been gifted by Tellus, herself. Each fruit is named after one of the ten attendants of Riva, the first priestesses of the Masonic Faith and those granted the responsibility of the Masonress' wellbeing and comfort.

Because encounters with them are rare (especially outside Alterion), a number of rumors about them have risen, making it difficult to tell whether some things are fact or fiction. The average person knows nothing or very little about what they are or what they do. Because of their power, if sold they can expect to receive a vast fortune and, on occasion, those who have eaten them are sold at market prices as slaves.

There are only ten types of Tellus Seeds scattered throughout the known world and despite their name, they resemble a fruit more than a seed. They are said to taste unimaginably horrible, to the point that those who have eaten one believe they have been poisoned. The Tellus Seed, when consumed, gives the consumer a power or special trait, though they won't immediately become aware of it; a person who has eaten a Tellus Seed and gained its powers is known as a Crystallyn, or more specifically a Tellyn. The Seeds come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, but all of them have swirl marks or patterns, presumably, on them of some kind to differentiate which Seed is which. . It is unheard of for two of the same type of Seed to surface at the same time. Only one bite is needed for the user to gain the Seed's power , after which the Crystal energy is sapped from the food rendering it a simple, useless, disgusting fruit. Swallowing the Seed whole, has the same effect, peeling off the skin and eating it piece by piece also works.

Tellus Seeds are believed to be responsible for empowering many legendary heroes from Alterion lore and were the inspiration for the Crystal infusion process practiced by The RioT Program. They are commonly found in Alterion compared to the other continents, but have been known to appear in other realms. There is no way of knowing how various Tellus Seed powers will fare when pitted against one other. A Tellyn who normally dominates all other powers can sometimes be brought down by a power considered "weak" in comparison.

There are never more than ten Tellus Seeds present, at any given time and never more than two of identical power. Of the ten Seeds, nine are restricted to their specific type (the powers they produce are completely random, however) and the last is a complete toss up.

NOTE The players interested in these Seeds may choose their specific power or request that one be randomly generated.

 

Name Sappho  Type Variable  Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character.

Name Urania Type Body Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Thalia Type Element Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Terpsichore Type Body Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Polyhymnia Type Animal Power -The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Melpomene Type Body Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Erato Type Element Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Euterpe Type Animal Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Clio Type Animal Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr]

Name Calliope Type Element  Power The player may choose the power he/she wishes to imbue within his/her character, provided it conforms to that Seed's type.[/td][/tr][/table]

 

Side Effects

With this new power comes a weakness: the Tellyn is greatly discomforted by the Skar, a wealth of Trapar energy prevalent in Alterion. Interaction with Trapar waves without some means of protection (a physical barrier of some sort) will often result in severe headaches, dizziness, nausea and (with enough exposure) complete and total paralysis until removed from the energy.)

It isn't until a Tellyn is completely immersed in Trapar energy that they become immobilized,

 

Types of Tellus Seeds

Tellus Seeds fall into one of three main categories. Within each category, they grant a single special power than may be extrapolated into techniques.

  • Animal type, allow the user to alter their shape or form into a creature of some sort. These often have three basic forms, a human- or natural- form, a hybrid form, and a beast-like form. Later on, through training, the user can achieve an even greater number of specialized forms to augment combat.
  • Body type, these grant a variety of very flexible effects that can vary depending on the circumstances. More often than not, these Tellus Seeds are seeds that are the odd-balls, following no real specific rhyme or reason one to the next. If you think that your Seed doesn't fit into the other two categories, it probably goes here. Most often Body type Seeds result in people with Super Strength, extreme durability, elasticity, etc.
  • Element type, grant the user the raw natural manifestation as an element from nature. Generally speaking these are the most rare and some of the most volatile Tellus Seeds. They often allow the user to freely break their body apart into the element that they've had entwined into their bodies, and they are capable of manifesting their physical form into elemental attacks upon their enemies. Additionally,Elemental Seeds grant the user the ability to control the natural states of the element, allowing them to bend/manipulate that element when in close proximity.

 

Consumed Tellus Seeds

A compiled lists of Tellus Seeds that have been eaten in the past, these are currently not available for use until the respective characters are either killed or move on (typically two-three weeks of no activity, and no mention of being AFK opens a slot up. It is assumed that the Crystal Energy, being very particular determined the user was no longer worthy and dissipated from the Tellyn.)

Erato; consumed by Varik Morose. 

Thalia; consumed by John Soap Mactavish

Calliope; consumed by Dominic Kuraz




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