Each zone will have a common theme, General location, and unique entities. The first of these trials will be “The Lost Trials of Mok Ang.” As an aside, other trials I would like to name and base off of old (and even current) RP’ers of significance in this community. This is mainly to serve as a means of paying respects and homage to them, and the various parts of the community.
Trial of Wit: These will be the same battles, but will have unique challenges associated with them. These challenges could be things like not being able to use shunpo or reiatsu, etc. and fights would have to be solved in some clever way or another.
Trial of Valor: This will be a battle against the entity in it’s true form and a it’s full strength, posing a greater threat and challenge than the Trial of Might will.
The Final Trial: The final trial will become available after finishing the previous 3 trials (or potentially any 3 trials relating to the entirety) and will serve as the ultimate challenge. Rather than facing the entity associated with the previous trials, this one will instead of the monster be against the phantom of the trial’s creator. The creator will have their own powers and abilities, but will also borrow the powers of the entity from the first 3 trials.
The Ultimate Trial: The ultimate trial will be the last test of strength, accessible to those who have completed the trials associated with all other entities and their final trials. This trial will feature the battle of against the monk responsible for creating the trials in their true and unrestricted form.
Other Potential Trials:
Trial of Fortitude: Will be a test of will and ones ability to survive in a harsh environment. These types of trials would be less about combating a specific entity so much as it fighting to stay alive in a zone that would otherwise seek to kill them.
Trial of Persistence: Will be a test of ingenuity and courage’s. These types of trials would be less about combating a specific entity, and more about trashing their whereabouts in large area and either capturing or eliminating the target.
Trials based on suggestion, etc.
While not necessarily trial related, for the non-combat option I was thinking that people could take part in writing the lore for each trial and entity. The best would be recognized and used as official lore while others would be considered alternate stories and would likely be used as the basis for remixed trials.
Unlike before these monsters will have their own CBS stats, Soul Level, and abilities. So everyone will know exactly how powerful a monster is and what it’s capable of.
Setting up entities this way will allow for a variety of different possibilities. First is allowing people to more easily create their own unique creations and as them as additional challenges within the Lost Trials (something I very much plan to make a big deal). The second is that it will be much easier to design monsters, since creating one would be a lot like creating a normal character profile.
This also allows for easy remixing of certain or even all battles by simply changing an entity’s stats or even abilities. Lastly this will allow the overall power of the entities to be flexible. This means their strength can scale up or down to each and every individual fighting it no matter how strong they get over time, or how weak they are when they fight. Making this a very flexible system with near infinite potential.
The ultimate goal is to create a growing list of various trials and challenges that can be applied to each entity allowing for minor remixing without necessarily changing its stats or abilities. On the far end of things, the goal is allow people to create their own unique entities and trials or even remix pre-existing ones by modifying their main stats, and abilities that can fundamentally change how fights, etc. can play out, as well as adding to the list of possible rewards and vastly extending the longevity of each encounter.
At the most only the abilities would have to be approved, as the trials that ultimately get associated would be a part of a predetermined list. Though if people use pre-existing or pre-approved abilities this would eliminate the need for approval as well. Ultimately the setup should help make this whole process a lot easier than it would otherwise.
Beyond that though I intend to make CBS rewards for those that make new entities and have people fight them. I’m even thinking of having a featured trial or trial of the month (or whenever) as well to help really emphasize the creative aspects of this.
The goal is to get 4 sets of trials made by 4 different monks each containing 4-5 different entities. Though more would definitely be welcomed. However many we happen to get done will be good but that’s the ultimate goal. At the minimum though I would like to shoot for at least 10 different entities, which shouldn’t be too difficult.
Aside from that expanding the different possible trials. A small handful more of those would be great as well, and this pretty much wraps everything up.