Polling has come in for naming and initial concepts around the second of Gaudiguch’s three proposed faction orientations.
Disclaimer: These are the preliminary discussion results and notes for three factions we’re giving a working title. Nothing has been set in stone - this outline is primarily for discussion and feedback. As an example of how WIP this is, Faction One (TNtI) came in at a massive tie between three different faction names, so we’ll be rerunning that. Faction Three was too close to call, and the naming of it is still under discussion.
We may have been drinking a lot during this collaborative, consensus-building exercise.
Totally Not the Illuminati (title TBD)
Is it enlightenment, or is it too much cactus weed? Why do they smile so widely? What about the rumours that they date back to far, far before the City of Gaudiguch was even founded? Totally Not the Illuminati, these guys are all about enlightenment, study of the secrets of life, and contemplation of the Seven Sacred Pyres? Rumour has it that these mystics see much - but if they do, they don't speak of it, except in mysterious koans, and in the shadows of the Flame.
The Goon Squad
These guys SAY they're about the people, but it's hard to tell during the riot whether they're busting heads for or against the Man. Maybe they’re just burning down that dude’s house because they’re drunk and wanna party. Either way, there's a lot of citizens willing to rally around setting things on fire - but there’s also plenty willing to work together for the common good. Need to insist on better wages? Need to collect on that loan? In serious need of a good time? You may want to call the Goon Squad.
The Merry Pranksters
In their hand is the red cup of radical self-expression. The Pranksters are all about giving back to the City - whether it be through festivals, furious battle, or kindling flaming art in an echo and celebration of the Eternal Flame. These socialites and mavens of the masses seek to unite the factions of the City that shelters their free spirits. With them rest the age-old traditions of fire-dancing, flesh-dancing, and patronage of the arts. Are they drunk a lot? Yes, some of them, because there's no room for inhibitions on the stage or on the battlefield.