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Wanting to throw together a Street Fortune Teller/Herbalist

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So after some discussion about characters with one of my RP buddies, and playing through some FF15 and watching some DND stuff... An idea came up I wanna do but know little about how some stuff in the game works lorewise.

 

The idea is to throw together a "Street Oracle" who sets up shop in Uldah, using charm and wit to get people to spend coin on his services, peddling fake luck charms and potions while also giving out reading from Tarot decks and other such things. My idea was to use potions and incense for effect, like lighting certain candles that inflicts Blind on the person being read a fortune so he can make them draw a card in a leap of faith or some other such over-flashy effects in place of just... Well, magic. But I don't know a lot about herbs, or regeants, or anything to throw this together on my own.

I'd like some advice/help from the community to throw this concept together, coming soon to the Mateus server~

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Thankfully for you, someone was asking about herbs here not long ago. The links in it may help.  Also, it may help to look up herbalism and folklore in the real world too - it's really quite facinating and can only help your RP (all I know on the subject is from books, I'm not sure what the good web sites are)


https://ffxiv-roleplayers.com/index.php?/topic/20854-herbs-list/

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Some things to consider:

  • Are they a fake or the real deal
  • How RL authentic will the methods be, maybe you can just fudge it with a fantasy twist?
  • Are they serious, aloof, crazy cat lady..? 
  • How engaging will they be, just do the thing or engage their subject in conversation to get some insight to their problems
  • Will they just give verbal fortunes or hand over some written token or maybe an object
  • Will any creatures be harmed in the telling of fortunes?
  • What things are going on for them.. trouble from a local gang?

 

 

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On 4/13/2018 at 12:46 PM, Nebbs said:

Some things to consider:

  • Are they a fake or the real deal
  • How RL authentic will the methods be, maybe you can just fudge it with a fantasy twist?
  • Are they serious, aloof, crazy cat lady..? 
  • How engaging will they be, just do the thing or engage their subject in conversation to get some insight to their problems
  • Will they just give verbal fortunes or hand over some written token or maybe an object
  • Will any creatures be harmed in the telling of fortunes?
  • What things are going on for them.. trouble from a local gang?

 

 


-Fake. He makes predictions that can make themselves come true of their own accord. Never hard truths, just very cleverly worded illusions that will invetiable become truths.
-Semi-realistic. I've been learning to read Tarot in real life and I have some resources to help me for doing ingame reads, though they will be NO WHERE near professional
-Cross between Serious and Tricky. Izaya from Durarara is a quick point I can make, but for non-watchers, his business is handled seriously but he always speaks like he's having a giraffe.
-He will just do the thing for most, but if he senses something he can latch on to he may push and actually try to look into the world the client is presenting to him
-Verbal fortunes as his main trade, but will be selling "fortune" tokens that will be random much like a loot box of forturnes, and then trinkets that are all meant to help with things but are all fake and boloney.
-Harmed? No. Only wallets and trust, to some degree.
-Life issues from the past that has lead to them becoming something of a mild hermit, and making a living manipulating others so he never has to commit to something ultimately that isn't just for his self.

 

 

On 4/13/2018 at 8:56 AM, Tregarde said:

Thankfully for you, someone was asking about herbs here not long ago. The links in it may help.  Also, it may help to look up herbalism and folklore in the real world too - it's really quite facinating and can only help your RP (all I know on the subject is from books, I'm not sure what the good web sites are)


https://ffxiv-roleplayers.com/index.php?/topic/20854-herbs-list/

Annnnddddddd added to my bookmarks.

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I think this sounds like an excellent idea. And from one petty dabbler of Tarot to the other, I like this idea.

Of course the second I read Storyteller I start thinking of the Lv 70 Bard trench coat ❤️

 

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But yes, I am in full support of someone whose eager to divine the future in game.

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