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Author Topic: ASTRAL Lore - Hunters  (Read 22 times)

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ASTRAL Lore - Hunters
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:54:00 PM »
Hey guys! Thanks for taking the time to read. As I said before, I’m going to be giving you guys additional lore about the world I’ve created for my upcoming Shounen ASTRAL. Now I’m not going to try to spoil anything, so most of what I’m going to be giving you here has more to do with the world itself and not actual Characters that are present within the story. Today we take a look at the core of the manga - The Hunters. Thanks for reading! :)

Hunters:

The Hunters are humans who have dedicated their lives to the protection of others. While there used to be a single Hunters Guild that protected humanity against Monsters, Hunters now serve a paramilitary purpose within each Nation, and each Hunter Guild resides within their respective Hunter City, known as a Metropolis. The Hunters serve as the primary means of military power for their nations, and all Hunters reside within the Metropolis, along with civilians.

While the Old Hunters were created through injection of Beast Blood into the bloodstream, modern Hunters are usually born with Beast Blood already within them - through generations of hemosplicing and transfusions, the children of Hunters began to develop their own powers without the need of a Beast Blood Transfusion, as they inherited their abilities from their parents. These families of Hunters are known as Bloodlines, which make up a clan-caste system within the Metropolis. Transfusions can still take place however for children not born into a Bloodline, with much less risk than the original Transfusion method. However, the chances of an adverse reaction are still there, and approximately 20% of all humans who are injected die nearly immediately -  however, 40% of humans appear fine at first, but begin undergoing transformations into Monsters similar to the Old Hunters. These individuals are typically hunted down and executed immediately after exhibiting symptoms by The Inquisition. While typically Transfusions are only applied to children due to their higher resistance to the power of the Beast Blood, adults are able to undergo Transfusion as well - however the fatality rates are far higher.

Hunters are extraordinarily powerful - they possess far greater strength, speed, and endurance than the average human; their senses are also heightened. In addition to increases in their physical abilities, each Hunter also gains the ability to manipulate the essence of all living things in the World, called Mana, and use it through incantations and Hunter Signs to cast various spells and incantations ordinary humans could never dream of. Hunters will also usually develop mutations, unique to each Hunter(very rarely however, a mutation can be shared between an entire Bloodline, called a “True Mutation”). These mutations GREATLY vary in the ability they grant, from incredibly useful to useless, and occur based on how the Beast Blood interacts with their own. True Mutations, such as that seen in the Dark Blood Bloodline Of Sera, are currently a mystery as to what causes them.

Hunters employ 3 basic fighting methods to combat, and are taught all 3 at the Hunters Academy.

Brawling: A Hunters proficiency in hand to hand combat. The most common form of combat between Hunters.

Hunting: A Hunters proficiency in ranged weapon-based combat, through use of Hunter Tools such as throwing knives, grenades, and crossbows.

Casting: A Hunters proficiency in ranged magic-based combat, through use of manipulation of their Mana into spells. The most difficult form of combat, and the fewest number of specialists.

While most Hunters are adequate in all 3 Combat Styles, some Hunters choose to specialize in a specific area, with the most common being Brawling and the least common being Casting. The greatest of Hunters will employ all 3 to defeat their opponents however, as each style has weaknesses, or alter their fighting styles to combat the weakness of their chosen proficiency. More Hunters usually choose their proficiency based on their mutation as well, and which fighting style it benefits the most.


Thanks for reading! I’ll be posting more lore in a couple days :)
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 03:14:18 PM by Gasha »
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Re: ASTRAL Lore - Hunters
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 04:36:07 PM »
It is like tokyo ghoul with magic?

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Re: ASTRAL Lore - Hunters
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 05:27:33 PM »
It is like tokyo ghoul with magic?

I’ve never seen Tokyo although I’ve heard great things about it. I’ll have to look into it to see if my world bears any resemblance :p but tons of magic, yes :)
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