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10/27/2023 6:06 pm  #1


Ixians

So I take it Ixians are a lost race (caste) from old earth.
The description says “dusky gray skinned”.

Is that literal? Since they are a lost race that has disappeared. That means they have a melanin that is unlike what is prevalent today?

Kinda like how Hyperboreans in game lore term don’t exist anymore. Or even Neanderthals etc?

Last edited by Vetus Miles (10/28/2023 7:50 am)

 

10/28/2023 12:35 am  #2


Re: Ixians

Whatever the Ixians looked like originally (from hints in the text, they were "Middle Easterners" of some sort), their appearance was affected from years of living in Sharath and on IX. I think a skin tone that is not exactly like anything on Earth would be an interesting idea.


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10/28/2023 9:10 am  #3


Re: Ixians

Blackadder23 wrote:

Whatever the Ixians looked like originally (from hints in the text, they were "Middle Easterners" of some sort), their appearance was affected from years of living in Sharath and on IX. I think a skin tone that is not exactly like anything on Earth would be an interesting idea.

Ixians remind me of REH’s Stygians.  I wonder if Ixians are Antediluvial In nature like what I assume the  Atlanteans, Hyperboreans, Lemurians and Mu are?

Or if they aren’t, then perhaps just a lost race like Neanderthal, denisovans etc. thus why they have a skin pigmentation that is unlike anything that is around today, if grey skin is indeed what they have.

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11/02/2023 1:39 pm  #4


Re: Ixians

Yes, I believe the Ixians are indeed Designer Imposter Stygians (with some additional flavor from CAS stories).


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11/02/2023 8:20 pm  #5


Re: Ixians

Ok, so Jeff, are Ixians grey skinned as described as a lost caste/race or are they more of a human aspect as their genetics would suggest. Genetics such as Scythian, Indio-Iranian, Egyptian/Canaanite type as written in the book?

I need this for the coloring book in my head!

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11/03/2023 7:12 am  #6


Re: Ixians

I think this is best left to our imagination and not nailed down to some fixed thing.

It's your game and idea of Ixians


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11/03/2023 12:40 pm  #7


Re: Ixians

I'm not sure I understand the question completely, but I do think that the bases have been covered well enough in the Ixian write-up of the Player's Manual on p. 117. I don't want to sound obtuse or evasive, but typically speaking, when I present something in the game that is described as possibly being one thing ("this") or possibly another thing ("that"), I'm not likely to subsequently pin down for the reader whether it is in actuality "this" or "that," because, as gizmo mentioned above, it is supposed to be left for your imagination to explore. But let us know how you decide to present Ixians in your game, because I love hearing that sort of thing. Cheers! 


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11/03/2023 7:28 pm  #8


Re: Ixians

In our game I think we view them as Stygians essentially. Great bad guys due to their cultural ways, certainly. All steeped in black magics, esoteric ecclesiastics, lotus, and slavery. Totally great villains, love it.

My original question was are they grey skinned. That threw me off and was just seeking clarification.  Nothings a game changer really, just my own curiosity and minds eye view on how they look.

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11/04/2023 1:50 pm  #9


Re: Ixians

It is worth noting that both Scythium and IX are right at the edge of the world. Who knows what weird energies and radiations they get there and the effects they have on the human body, especially over thousands of years.

 

11/04/2023 3:52 pm  #10


Re: Ixians

Carnby wrote:

It is worth noting that both Scythium and IX are right at the edge of the world. Who knows what weird energies and radiations they get there and the effects they have on the human body, especially over thousands of years.

Not only that, but before moving to Scythium they spent (per the Referee's Manual) "several generations" living in Sharath, which is constantly being directly blasted by God knows what from the Black Gulf.
 


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