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An Idea for a Festival Event: The Maw Sisters

The Gluttons of Black Citadel, Pere PoisonMaw (Left) and Grana Guzzlemaw (Right) are two sisters known for their massive appetites. Grana can outdrink an entire warband, and Pere can eat enough in one sitting to feed a squadron for a week.
To the outside world, Grana is a traitor to the Iron Legion. Kicked out at a young age, she is now a gladium who works for the Jackdaw Pirates. This is a cover. In truth, Grana is an Ash Legion spy, who disrupts the Jackdaw’s operations and gathers information by out drinking her peers. She is highly interested in joining the Order of Secrets, which she’s heard snippets of during her travels.
Pere is a Blood Legion soldier, and a good one at that. She’s quite agile for her size, able to plow through enemies and cut them down before they’ve realized what’s happened. During missions and other formal events, she hides her size behind heavy armor. However, she still receives a large amount of flak from commanding officers for being “out of shape”.
When alone, the two are model soldiers. When together, they can cause trouble to no end.

Event idea: The Festival Heist
Grana’s credibility has been waning with the Jackdaw’s. She needs her story to be sung at the bars by the bards and scalds. At the same time, she needs to make sure whatever she does doesn’t get her into too much trouble. A small bit of burglaring at a big event might do.
After convincing her sister to join the heist, the two have decided to steal all the booze and meat from an ongoing festival. While the food and drink is free, taking all of it will cause such a fiasco as to be legendary.

The event is made up of three parts
Part 1: Knick it and Run!
-Not having much time to actually plan the heist, the two sisters the two sisters have simply decide to grab as much food and drink as they can and run. The two sisters start at a proper location, before splitting up and running off. Player Characters have to chase after the two sisters, dealing enough damage to cause them to drop their loot and abscond before the time limit finishes.
Both sisters have a different set of abilities.
Pere is found carrying a bundle of meat. She is faster and has more HP than her sister, however doesn’t have as many offensive abilities to protect her. If too many PCs surround her, she will perform a swirling attack, which stuns nearby PCs for a small amount of time, allowing her to run off with the goods.
Grana is found carrying a few barrels of ale. Periodically, a barrel will fly off her person, aimed at the largest grouping of PCs. If a PC is hit by the barrel, they will suffer from the drunk condition making it more difficult to follow Grana. Ale drips behind her, causing mud to form and slowing down PCs.
Upon reaching the time limit, the successful sisters will gloat and disappear. If one sister is defeated, the other will comment on how they might have failed. But at least *** got away. If both sisters have been defeated, they will curse the players and disappear in a cloud of smoke.

Part 2: Raiding the Pantry.
This event will only occur if part 1 is completed. Otherwise, the sisters will be off enjoying their spoils.
Having failed to collect enough goods, the two sisters will attempt to sneak several boxes of food out of the city. PCs will be tasked with finding several boxes and other foodstuffs in a scavenger hunt-style minigame. The items being collected should either be a weak foodstuff (see cotton candy, candy cake, etc) or a small item with minor xp gain (similar to bag of loot, casino token, etc).
Success sees the two sisters gloating over their well-earned victory. Failure sees them cursing the PCs for their victory.
Part 3: Double Trouble.
This event will only occur if part 2 is completed. Otherwise, the sisters will be off enjoying their spoils.
Tired of the PC’s interference, the two sisters have now decided to take more drastic measures. Namely, beating the PC’s senseless. The two sisters charge the PCs to fight them in a large open area. PC’s have a set amount of time to beat both sisters. Failure leads the two sisters to claim victory and disappear. Victory causes the two sisters to give up, and to be Merchant NPCs until the local authorities come and take them away.
Due to Grana’s influence with the Ash Legion, she is able to minimize the damage that the failure costs them. Grana “escapes” from jail, while her sister is forced to do community service to pay for the meat she stole.
COMBAT: The sister’s fighting styles complement each other, making the two a fearsome foe to face. Grana focuses on ranged attacks, while Pere tanks damage and attacks in melee range.

Grana’s Abilities:
Beer Swig: Should the PCs take too long to defeat her, Grana will take a swig of beer, healing HP and buffing herself.
Barrel Throw: Grana throws a barrel of beer at ranged opponents, causing the drunk status effect and moderate damage.
Pistol Power: Grana focuses fire on nearby enemies, strafing away from melee range. Deals moderate damage.
Sticky Soda: Grana throws a barrel of soda at her opponents, dealing minor damage but immobilizing them on a hit.
Belcher’s Bluff: If too many opponents swarm Grana, she will let off a massive belch, knocking PCs away and poisoning them.

Pere’s Abilities:
Meat-Eater: Should the PCs take too long to defeat her, Pere will gobble down a roast of meat, healing HP and buffing herself.
Body Slam: Pere launces herself into the air, slamming down on large swathes of PCs, knocking them back and dealing massive damage.
Spit Stab: Pere launches herself at opponents with her weaponized kabob. Dealing moderate damage.
Whirling Drumstick: Pere whirls around like a top, knocking opponents to the ground.
Belly Bounce: Pere throws her weight around, forcing opponents away from her, dealing minor damage and stunning PCs.

NPC MERCHANT NOTES:

Grana: Grana is not too happy that you’ve beaten her, and will mostly keep quiet, cursing the PC. Should the PC threaten Grana (Intimidate) then she’ll reveal that she’s working for the Black Citadel. Charr of the Ash legion can reveal that she’s “one of them”, while members of the Order of Whispers can find out she admires them and is willing to divulge everything she knows for a chance to work for them.
Grana’s Brew: A hearty drink that Grana made herself. She’s been testing it on herself in order to strengthen her resolve.
Grana’s Tincture: A mixture of coal, anti-venom, and other fowl ingredients. If ingested, it will dispel any drunken effects the character is suffering.
Grana’s Cider: A recipe offered by Grana. A heavy Cider which provides a number of benefits and drawbacks.
Grana’s Pistol: A strange looking pistol provided by Grana. It looks to be hobbled together with string and tin-cans.

Pere: Pere is rather good-natured, believing the whole event to be just a bit of fun. She’ll gladly speak with any PCs who talk with her, telling them about her warband, her past, and other interesting tid-bits.
Items for Sale:
Pere’s Mystery Meal: A hearty meal which slows down the PC, though stacks various buffs.
Meatoberfest T-Shirt: A T-shirt which reads Meatoberfest’s biggest fan. This skin covers another armor, though drapes over the character like a long coat.
Meatoberfest Special Sause: A recipe offered exclusively by Pere which she won after winning the meat-eating competitions back in Butcher’s Block.
Meatoberfest Skewer: A special skin for the sword, which makes it look like a rapier draped in meat.

Side notes:
Grana is an excellent character, and despite the fact that she only appears as a small-time character in the Order of Secrets’ storyline, she’s still one of the most memorable characters in the Chapter 4 storyline. The fact that One-Drink Drake managed to reappear, but that she’s confined to the dustbins of GW2 history is criminal.
It didn’t make sense simply bringing her back (the PCs would simply kill her and be done with it), so I decided her best chance at coming back would be as a Ash Legion spy. Likewise, it makes sense, as she’s able to hold her liquor better than any of the other Jackdaws, and could squeeze them for information after she’s properly liquefied them.

Pere isn’t technically an established NPC, but she’s not an Original character either. Her design is based off an NPC found in Butcher’s Block during Meatoberfest. At the event, there is a Female Bottomless-Stomach charr who begs for more food, despite being so full that they’re unable to move. Even after giving them more food, they say that they want to eat more, prompting the character to tell them that “They have a problem”.

Note: The picture of Divinity’s Reach used behind the two sisters was taken from a Kotaku Article and edited. I need to work on my backgrounds, however now is not the time. Just as a side note.

My Tumblr: mistergaslow.tumblr.com/post/177280527311/the-gluttons-of-black-citadel-pere-poisonmaw

Comments

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    please keep this on tumblr

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  • @derd.6413 said:
    please keep this on tumblr

    Don’t be rude

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MisterCheshire.4029 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    please keep this on tumblr

    Don’t be rude

    i don't see what's rude about my post, if anything i think it was uncharacteristically nice.
    if i came across as rude because i was being vague i'll explain myself. which is to say:
    if you want to make an event based on your OCs #donotsteal that's fine but don't ask anet to implement it. most ppl have the humility to not even ask to implement their OCs but you're asking for an entire festival.

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • aandiarie.7195aandiarie.7195 Member ✭✭✭

    They've done events around Lion's Arch and the Queen's Pavilion so why not the Black Citadel ? :) . Something happening at the Black Citadel/involving charr and a festival of some sort could be nice for people who like Charr a lot. Humans got attention with the festival that just happened, Norn got attention because of Eir and Braham/ and an order being close to their homeland area, Sylvari got attention from H.o.t. and the plant people from it in the living story. Asurans get attention because of Taimi and others Asurans in the story. So in a way it would make sense to do something with the Charr. Charr haven't got that much attention and not much has happened near their home area. It's be a lot of fun to do something fresh/new. ( hopefully what I typed makes sense because it's almost 1 am here and I typed it fast.) Maybe instead of a festival they can just add some fun activities near the charr area people can do. OR if they make another map with the living story expanding then they can do more for Charr :)

  • Fat Disgrace.4275Fat Disgrace.4275 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 23, 2018

    If you don't ask you dont get. Also there's 2 charrs remind me of the viz magazines - the fat ***** lol

  • @Fat Disgrace.4275 said:
    If you don't ask you dont get. Also there's 2 charrs remind me of the viz magazines - the fat sl*** lol

    Okay, you definitely need to be more polite.

  • Fat Disgrace.4275Fat Disgrace.4275 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MisterCheshire.4029 said:

    @Fat Disgrace.4275 said:
    If you don't ask you dont get. Also there's 2 charrs remind me of the viz magazines - the fat sl*** lol

    Okay, you definitely need to be more polite.

    What? .

  • @derd.6413 said:
    i don't see what's rude about my post, if anything i think it was uncharacteristically nice.

    You are essencially asking me to not post to the community creations forumns, despite the fact that I worked on a drawing and idea, then posted it. That is why I find it rude. The fact that you were vague was annoying in and of itself, as I had no way of knowing what you were critiquing before you actually said your critique.

    if you want to make an event based on your OCs #donotsteal that's fine but don't ask anet to implement it. most ppl have the humility to not even ask to implement their OCs but you're asking for an entire festival.

    Okay, First off, they are not my OC's. Grana is a character who legitimately in game.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Grana_Guzzlemaw

    Pere, while I did create her, is also based off of a NPC that is in game.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Bottomless_Stomach_Soldier
    Her design was screenshotted from an in-game picture of that NPC, it wasn't until I relogged back in that I released the NPC changed upon instance.

    Secondly, I have not asked ANET to implement it. I have not sent them a letter, I have not contacted any staff. I have simply put my idea out into the public for a possible idea. In truth, the idea could be shrunk down to simply the boss battle between the sisters, but I viewed it as more of a side-event that a main event at a festival.

    I know the likelyhood of ANET seeing the idea and implementing it is close to 0, however I still had fun creating the idea and posting it for all to see.

    Having you go "Nah, don't post this. I don't like it." was what I found to be distasteful.

    And yes, I know that isn't exactly what you said, but that was the tone it took when you first posted.

  • @Fat Disgrace.4275 said:

    @MisterCheshire.4029 said:

    @Fat Disgrace.4275 said:
    If you don't ask you dont get. Also there's 2 charrs remind me of the viz magazines - the fat sl*** lol

    Okay, you definitely need to be more polite.

    What? .

    Oh, my fault. I haven't seen Viz Magazine before, though I've surprising heard of "The Fat Slags" before... I thought you were calling the characters I drew that.

    In truth, I got more inspiration from the show "Two Fat Ladies" than I did from Viz magazines.

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 23, 2018

    @MisterCheshire.4029 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    i don't see what's rude about my post, if anything i think it was uncharacteristically nice.

    You are essencially asking me to not post to the community creations forumns, despite the fact that I worked on a drawing and idea, then posted it. That is why I find it rude. The fact that you were vague was annoying in and of itself, as I had no way of knowing what you were critiquing before you actually said your critique.

    if you want to make an event based on your OCs #donotsteal that's fine but don't ask anet to implement it. most ppl have the humility to not even ask to implement their OCs but you're asking for an entire festival.

    Okay, First off, they are not my OC's. Grana is a character who legitimately in game.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Grana_Guzzlemaw

    Pere, while I did create her, is also based off of a NPC that is in game.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Bottomless_Stomach_Soldier
    Her design was screenshotted from an in-game picture of that NPC, it wasn't until I relogged back in that I released the NPC changed upon instance.

    Secondly, I have not asked ANET to implement it. I have not sent them a letter, I have not contacted any staff. I have simply put my idea out into the public for a possible idea. In truth, the idea could be shrunk down to simply the boss battle between the sisters, but I viewed it as more of a side-event that a main event at a festival.

    I know the likelyhood of ANET seeing the idea and implementing it is close to 0, however I still had fun creating the idea and posting it for all to see.

    Having you go "Nah, don't post this. I don't like it." was what I found to be distasteful.

    And yes, I know that isn't exactly what you said, but that was the tone it took when you first posted.

    My bad, i thought they were OCs because of the "liberties" you took with their design

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • MisterCheshire.4029MisterCheshire.4029 Member ✭✭
    edited August 23, 2018

    @derd.6413 said:
    My bad, i thought they were OCs because of the "liberties" you took with their design

    Well, one of the unfortunate things with GW2 is the limitations they have with body types. With Grana I decided to make her "Barrel Chested", given the fact that she's a booze hound. As for Pere, her character legitimately has a problem where she can't stop eating, so I thought that having her be fat with a shirt that says "Meatoberfest's biggest fan" (Which is just a potato sack with some words painted in blood) would be fitting.

    However, I did note in my writings that the two were not really OC's... so yeah.

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