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    I have a character that is a whore, in the literal meaning of the word. My difficulty is how I should treat such business in regard to the social influence system. Is it persuasion that must trigger off an intimacy, either instilled or just inspired lust. Or is it a bargain test. Thoughts

  • #2
    See the Seduction sidebar on page 222.


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    • #3
      Here's what I suggest based on the guidelines on 222:

      To "hook" a john/jane who is already cruising, Bargain.

      To get the attention of someone who isn't actively looking for a good time but would find your character attractive, Persuade based on an assumed minor intimacy of lust.

      To seduce someone who would not otherwise be interested, Instill an intimacy of lust.
      Last edited by semicasual; 03-15-2017, 10:12 AM.


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      • #4
        there's also some charms in bureaucracy and to a lesser extent larceny (particularly if it's illegal in the area the character is operating in) that play well into the profession.


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        • #5
          What kind of prostitution are we talking here? Somebody who heads into the town from their provincial village on market day to make a bit of extra cash, or the kinds of high-status, high-demand figures in 19th century Delhi who would reportedly have long lines of the wealthy and influential stretching out from the gates of a townhouse carrying lavish gifts in the hopes of being given a single evening of company?


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          • #6
            The woman in question has been sent away from her martial arts clan, due to her enjoyment of having sex with a large number of the clan, simply because she is friendly and does not see why the fun should not be shared. The master of the clan realized that regardless of her intentions, she was going to start an in house order. To avoid that, he instilled in her a belief that giving pleaseure should always be compensated for. Fast forward a few years and a moderately sized cult has sprung to worship her as the patron of prostitution, spurred wives, lovers of beauty and pleasure. All compensated for with wealth or favors.

            Currently she has recently exalted as a dawn caste with a major focus on performance and the sex charms and is traveling the east with her circle.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by semicasual View Post
              Here's what I suggest based on the guidelines on 222:

              To "hook" a john/jane who is already cruising, Bargain.

              To get the attention of someone who isn't actively looking for a good time but would find your character attractive, Persuade based on an assumed minor intimacy of lust.

              To seduce someone who would not otherwise be interested, Instill an intimacy of lust.
              Bureaucracy Charms
              Soul Snaring Pitch- Convinces a target of the worth of what you are selling. With the pre-requisties, you could guage how much intimate companionship is worth, then use Soul Snaring pitch to increase the value of a night with YOU specifically.
              Irresistable Salesman- Once the target has either spent a lot of WP refusing to consider how exorbitantly amazing you are (from Soul Snaring pitch) or has accepted the suggestion, you make your bargain action with double 7's.
              Ungoverned Market Awareness- If you want to be the sort of character to sweep into a brothel and compete with other courtesan's this is a good one. Helpful if there isn't a noticable market already in play you can subtle find one and insert yourself. Combo with socialise charms for greater effect.

              Presence Charms
              Harmonious Presence Methodology- Attune permanantly and it gives you 3 extra die and costs 1 less mote for your charms. Super efficient.
              Listener Swaying Arguement- Target boost his resolve and spurned your bargain? Easy, just try targetting another intamacy or pursuade with Thousand CourtesaneWays (no intamacy needed) and get extra dice and 1 success depending on how hard they resisted you. *maximum 3 non charm die
              Threefold Magnetic Ardor- Turns bonus dice due to Appearance higher than the target‘s resolve into automatic successes
              Awakened Carnal Demiurge- Solar‘s Appearance rating increases by one, even if it would raise the Ability above five dots. In addition, any seduction attempt she makes treats her target as if he had one less Resolve, both lowering his resistance and increasing the effectiveness of her Appearance rating.
              Rose Lipped Seduction Style- Seduce anyone, even if it is otherwise unacceptable. Then, Celestial Bliss Trick so you can socialise easier next encounter.


              Performance Charms
              Masterful Performance Excercise- Useful.
              Stillness Drawing Meditation- Useful.
              Trance of Fugue Vision- Useful.
              Penultimate Unity of Form- Area of Effect Celestial Bliss Technique. You play your flute, or dance, or sing, or talk about the shape of your body so passionately people reach sexual climax and have a defining intamacy of lust. You could then start a bidding war for your affections for the night for the next few days.
              Soul Bracing Momentous Power- Yowza, this can be expensive on your WP if you roll badly, but the benefit is amazing. Lets say you use this charm and then use the social action to activate Soul Snaring Pitch. That is possibly 7WP drained from your target in one action. Keeping in mind that they'll have 1 less resolve because of Awakened Carnal Demiurge, you're in with a massive chance.
              Thousand Courtesan Ways- Increase Appearance for one scene (even past 5) May attempt seductive persuade actions without targeting an Intimacy first
              Celestial Bliss Trick- Simple charm, creates defining tie of lust in your sexual partner. Lasts essence weeks. combo with Penultimate Unity of Form and you can have multiple targets.
              Respect Commanding Attitude- 2WP to not listen to you speak/bargain on why they should be intimate with you.

              Socialise Charms
              Mastery of Small Manners- Automatic intimacies in your target if you are trying to fit in to their cultural turn on's and turn offs.
              Unimpeachable Discourse Technique- Are you dice capped? Thats okay, lets say you're trying to convince someone from a different culture to consider your point of view that sex is a commodity. Reroll 1's.
              Effective Counterarguement- Someone else trying to flirt with your mark? Wife trying to lure her husband from your brothel? Sweep in and make your own persuade action to cancel out theirs. Once per scene intercede in a persuade action in order to change the target‘s mind.
              Indecent Proposal Method- Supplement an instill, persuade or bargain action, guaranteeing the offer will sound delightful, charming or at least a necessary evil. Characters must pay a point of
              temporary Willpower in order to take offense. So you could seduce the Queen with the King in the room, and they wouldn't necessarily ask for you to be drawn and quartered.
              Motive Discerning Technique- Double 9's on read intentions, there is a lot that can come off this charm if you plan on being in a court environment; but as an essence 1 charm its good for a quick boost to determine what your mark's intimacies are so you can target them for social influence.


              There is probably a lot more, but that is what I can immediately suggest to mechanically optimise you for all bargain (type of persude), seduction (not intimacy based) persuade (intimacy based) and instill actions. It depends how you wish to socialise as to which is the best method to take.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by zylosan View Post
                The woman in question has been sent away from her martial arts clan
                Martial Artist? Black Claw Style and Dreaming Pearl Courtesan are highly reccomended for a high appearance seduction character.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by zylosan View Post
                  Fast forward a few years and a moderately sized cult has sprung to worship her as the patron of prostitution, spurred wives, lovers of beauty and pleasure. All compensated for with wealth or favors.
                  ​Okay, so, sacred prostitution is not generally going to be the kind of thing where you really need to solicit people.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Firstaide View Post
                    Martial Artist? Black Claw Style and Dreaming Pearl Courtesan are highly reccomended for a high appearance seduction character.
                    Pro: Black Claw Style requires you to have a genuine and unbreakable tie of intimacy with the sifu who taught you the style.

                    Con: ​However, while it is excellent for convincing witnesses that you are a prostitute with a heart of gold being unfairly persecuted by those perfidious monks and brutal dynasts, well, it may not be suitable unless you actually have a heart of coal.

                    ​Pro: Dreaming Pearl Courtesan is most suitable for all exalted prostitutes whether for self-defence when a jane turns awkward, or to turn the craft towards assassination.

                    ​Con: The Gazelle Carp Retirement Plan.

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