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  • #16
    Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
    What do we know of those weird many armed dudes, like the one in the core and the one in the comic book? Are they the unknown Lunar Enemy Exalted?
    The dude fighting Revana in the antagonists chapter is a Liminal. When you're already harvesting other people's limbs, why stop at just two?


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    • #17
      Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
      The dude fighting Revana in the antagonists chapter is a Liminal. When you're already harvesting other people's limbs, why stop at just two?
      1. This is great because my favorite idea for whenever I get to make a Liminal is a four-armed poet-philosopher who writes really fast and also punches people.
      2. Clearly we need to make an Antagonist spread for BALL OF ARMS MAN, who needs a custom Charm called "Three Hundred Sixty Degrees of PUNCH".


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      • #18
        The PCs are the baddies of the setting. The rest of the world is just doing the same old same old, until the fire nation attacked the PCs turned up.


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        • #19
          Originally posted by danelsan View Post
          Trauma Bear shall acquire tremendous blessings of power and become a bane to all Lunars.
          Was the bear-tearer ever explicitly stated to be a Lunar? Because, you know, this is a Solar book, in the chargen section, about how to make Solars. And there wasn't much shapeshifting going on; just a ghostly anima accompanying the action.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

            My preference that the best you get with Deathlords is that, as individuals, they have a tendency to be ruthless and sadistic, and there's a general ideology of seeing the world ultimately die (because that's what I see as basically making a Deathlord), but they can generally maintain diplomatic relations with neighbours (not even powerful or useful neighbours necessarily, just maintaining a bit of dignified cordiality as a person of state), and can form alliances for mutual purposes and keep to them reliably.
            I'd like to see one that may change sides perhaps. Like they regret what they've become, or were only in it for revenge or some short term goal. Or even convinced to change their mind (the Neverborn, one of the few absolute baddies, would not be happy)



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            • #21
              I imagine abyssals have this conversation all the time

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
                Was the bear-tearer ever explicitly stated to be a Lunar? Because, you know, this is a Solar book, in the chargen section, about how to make Solars. And there wasn't much shapeshifting going on; just a ghostly anima accompanying the action.
                Yeah, just because it looks like a barbarian and has an animal in its anima banner doesn't mean it's a Lunar.

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                • #23
                  I suppose the person is a Lunar because of the colouration in the Essence, and how it looks not just like an animal but like its motion is corresponding with the violence; I don't think that's an anima banner as such.

                  ​Plus how tearing something in half feels a bit tangential to the Solar aesthetic.

                  ​It does raise the question to me as to how far the aesthetics of a Solar anima banner can stray from their environment. Would it be expected for a Solar from the North to have an anima of a crocodilian, a typically tropical animal?

                  ​I'm thinking that Lunars, or whatever else, could have Essence manifestations unrelated to their anima or spirit shape. If Lunars as a whole have animal references strewn throughout their powers objectively, then I would see it as making sense for a Lunar tearing a creature apart to reference the behaviour of those reptiles in feeding.

                  ​Hmm, maybe the image is even supposed to be a river dragon... same difference.


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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
                    I suppose the person is a Lunar because of the colouration in the Essence, and how it looks not just like an animal but like its motion is corresponding with the violence; I don't think that's an anima banner as such.
                    The coloration doesn't really matter, since you can also get blue with Solar anima banners. Also, even if not a Solar, there are two other Exalted yet to be detailed who act as foils to Lunars.

                    ​Plus how tearing something in half feels a bit tangential to the Solar aesthetic.
                    I can't fathom this perspective. That said, the character is also not shapeshifting to get the job done, and tapping spirits for power is something that Solars can do with Integrity and Occult.

                    ​It does raise the question to me as to how far the aesthetics of a Solar anima banner can stray from their environment. Would it be expected for a Solar from the North to have an anima of a crocodilian, a typically tropical animal?
                    Boars and bears exist in a lot of places that aren't the north, and crocodilians can get a bit closer than the distant south, seeing as how Georgia and South Carolina can get cold enough to freeze over much of the state in winter but you can still find gators around during warmer months.

                    ​I'm thinking that Lunars, or whatever else, could have Essence manifestations unrelated to their anima or spirit shape. If Lunars as a whole have animal references strewn throughout their powers objectively, then I would see it as making sense for a Lunar tearing a creature apart to reference the behaviour of those reptiles in feeding.

                    ​Hmm, maybe the image is even supposed to be a river dragon... same difference.
                    It could also be a visual for a Divine Mantle benefit.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
                      I suppose the person is a Lunar because of the colouration in the Essence, and how it looks not just like an animal but like its motion is corresponding with the violence; I don't think that's an anima banner as such.
                      You mean you don't stunt anima banners mirroring the moves of the Exalt at dramatically appropriate moments? O_o

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Morangias View Post
                        You mean you don't stunt anima banners mirroring the moves of the Exalt at dramatically appropriate moments? O_o
                        I had a Zenith brawler who's anima banner gave him an extra set of arms to mimic the Unconquered Sun and he used them in brawl stunts all the time. Never a mechanical advantage, always just a flavor thing.


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                        • #27
                          Let us say that it's not idiotic to assume that it is a Lunar, and leave it at that.

                          Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
                          That said, the character is also not shapeshifting to get the job done
                          ​I am unconvinced of the idea that every single Lunar Charm based around doing something physically will involve shapeshifting, and actively hope that they will not.


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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Odd_Canuck View Post
                            The PCs are the baddies of the setting. The rest of the world is just doing the same old same old, until the fire nation attacked the PCs turned up.
                            Knowing my players this is all too accurate.


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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Bladewind View Post
                              I want Mnemon to be more subjective than she was in 1e where it seemed like she'd end up trying to have the PCs eliminated even if they were on her side.
                              Yes.
                              I can see the ruthless politician being willing to eliminate the key supporters who got her into power.
                              However for an RPG there's a sense that your choices don't matter, the fact that you end up fighting Meredith at the end of Dragon Age 2 was one of those moments that really took me out of the story and reminded me I was playing a video game with a pre-determined endgame boss and no real say over the fate of Kirkwall.
                              Last edited by Lioness; 02-09-2017, 07:21 PM.


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                              • #30
                                I still want Mnemon and Ejava to team up and rebuild the Realm...

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