<-- Feydran here.
I like this thread, and I have a question, so I thought I'd ask it here.
As you can see I am a gnome warrior. But at least 3 of my abilities seem physically impossible for a fully armored shorty. That is - Shockwave, Thunder Clap, and Heroic Leap.
I don't want to say it's just a matter of strength. Tresdon here is fit, but I like keeping the idea that his armor is still encumbering, making even simple things like a bow or salute stiffened under the burden. I think it's a good quirk, and makes sense for someone who wants to further improve their endurance.
But I would still like to provide a solution to these abilities, assuming the solution itself is clever rather than forced. My idea was that Tresdon, in his many years adventuring, has developed a theory about the functions of socketed gems. He notes that modern adventurers and even the warriors of some primitive tribal communities would socket gems onto their armor for some kind of benefit. But Tresdon also observes that a warrior with gems does not appear any bulkier in build, and a mage with red gems does not actually become more intelligent.
Therefore, Tresdon as a jewelcrafter concludes that gems contain some kind of power (based on the quality of the gem and the geometry of the cut) that, rather than passively, situationally channels through the user in a more external fashion. And taking this theory, he develops some unique gems that store kinetic energy that can be released, thus consuming the gem's power.
I was also thinking of a gem for Tresdon's belt that amplifies or dampens the potency of gravity on the user, not so I can be immune to any kind of knockback but so I can make Heroic Leap as natural as it looks or modify my character's weight to become more like that of a dwarf or human. Because, I'm a warrior, I think I deserve some leeway from being punted. :(
And I post this lengthy idea because I wanted to see some opinions other than my own, and hear some feedback on anything I can change or fix or add. If my gems make me sound like an Iron Man wannabe or a godmode Kirby imitator who floats in the air only to shift to stone and crush people below, you can tell me that. I personally don't plan to use it at all other than in my class abilities and in the unlikely scenario that someone tries to use my character's stature as an unfair advantage in combat.
With those uses, I wouldn't even need to note my "special gems" in an RP addon or in every emote. It would just be a way for me to flesh out my character and explain some minor details that were bothering me.