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Out of curiosity, are people assuming the Road Eternal makes you immortal? The way I read it, you won't age, but you can still die if you get a sword through your heart, or etc.
I'd be a Healer.
I'm surprised that anyone would ever choose anything other than the Road Eternal - unconditional eternal life alone is already pretty ridiculous, but having pretty much every pedestrian inconvenience out of the way makes it downright ridiculous. Even if you don't like traveling, it seems like the obvious choice. Sure, you face the "you'll outlive everyone you love" thing, but you get to spend just as much time with those people as you would have if you weren't immortal, and then you get to keep going.Hunter seems nice and exciting, except that the "eternal life" there is sort of a sham since it implies that the difficulty ramps up until you die.Healer sounds like a disaster - if you don't know you're going to be judged, the temptation to make use of what is essentially mind control would be very dangerous - and on top of that, a person with abilities like that would be in demand 24/7 to touch people/things and heal them. And I would feel guilty about every moment I didn't spend curing cancer and all that.Escape sounds fun for about a week. Serious fridge horror beyond that.Nakama sounds pretty lovely too. There's certainly a sort of melancholy there, but overall it sounds like a nice option and it's the only one where you actually spend more time with loved ones than you normally would. Lacking eternal life though, and with the serious drawback of each life having fewer loved ones, I still don't think it's a very great option when held up next to the Road Eternal.Fisher King means being locked into the same place. Not bad, but not much compared to the Road Eternal. You get a cool house I guess?Dominion sounds like the only real contender when set next to the Road Eternal. It depends on what friends being "rare and difficult to hold onto" means, since it sounds like you would also be good at things that are difficult.TL;DR: The Road Eternal is OP.Tael would go for Dominion without a second's hesitation. He's never had much in the way of truly close in-character friends, so the drawback would hardly bother him.
Reading people's answers, it feels like nobody here is in love. None of the situations provide for a way to spend eternity with the person you love, so they're all pretty damn depressing to me.Okay recourse might be "Escape" since you can live with a dream-created version of your love for eternity. "Fisher King" would be perfect if one day time travel and eternal youth became "technologies that exist" so that you could retrieve your love and have them live with you forever.
Or @Sarapis is really working with @Valnurana and Achaea is just a realm of Escape.
I would choose Nakama, personally.
Xinna (IC) would choose Hunter generally, but Dominion apparently when called upon to do so (RIP happy Hunter life).
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Kingfisher for me. It seems to really only be limited by the technology of the time and the design of the user. I basically would get to live forever with absolutely zero chance of dying so long as I stayed in the house.