It's not a problem. You are not even the first person to assign that exact point value to individual superheroic people. That would be Jub, who conjured up a pair of them in story posts on the first page of the story thread, as I recall.Abacus wrote:When you think of sword saints, their point allocation is in regards to their abilities with weapons *and* ki magic/energy. By nature, most of them would be hermits, seeking out greater knowledge and understanding through communion with Nature and the gods; their minds beyond the minutiae of daily life. Those few that are actively part of normal life tend to be treated as the most trusted of companions or bodyguards. One does guard the Imperial Family, being a distant relation to them and bound therefore by blood. And yes, I am aware of how dangerous they could be in terms of dancing too close to OP. But it's more stylistic and I'd never be unreasonable. I've been in too many rps to think otherwise or not first discuss something with the players involved.
If the full history of my nation had been "pointed out," individuals of much higher personal point value would have appeared many times in its past, although they invariably vanish after the incident they specifically become involved in. I could also make a case for there being a single (reincarnating) hero of four-digit point value appearing in the past as well for extended periods, but he will not be appearing in this game. Though this particular eternal champion has strongly influenced the Order of the White Star, a chivalric order that may be appearing.
You are totally within your rights to do this thing- I just want to encourage you to be sure to portray these characters as the kind of grand, deadly, terrible force of nature that their power has the potential to make of them.
I suggest that you also seek out non-Japanese inspirations as well. Diversity in one's reference pool is always a good thing.I'd be lying if there weren't any anime-related inspirations to these guys, nor historical influence (Miyamoto Musashi, Yagyu Sekishusai, et al). A close aproximation, in animated terms, would be the One Piece characters Dracule Mihawk and Roronoa Zoro.
I am hardly surprised. As far as I'm concerned, you are totally within your rights to do as you are doing. And indeed others have done so, and have even in one case written themselves possessing wizards even stronger than yours (that would be Aasharu's lich-lords of Tarn, the necromantic state that rules the Colorado Plateau).The Court Sorcerers and Magicians are certainly the most unique. There are dozens, hundreds even, of acolytes who hope to inherit their power and knowledge, but it's guarded jealously...
Well, Xazonar the eighth-planar being could probably do a very good job standing in for a balrog until something better came along. And one of your court wizards could have bested it without any great difficulty, so I think that's fair.The influence behind the choice of the sorcerers power level comes from old tales of wizards and such like Merlin, Raistlin, Dr. Strange, and Gandalf.