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  • Huh...I wonder what is that on Kingfisher's belt. Seems like something the monks wouldn't like due to being iconic...


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    • Originally posted by danelsan View Post
      Huh...I wonder what is that on Kingfisher's belt.
      It's an icon of Daana'd.


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      • Presumably it falls under rule 3.

        But an earth aspect's white jade armour having the Immaculate dragon of water's symbol on it is an interesting detail.

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        • Originally posted by Elfive View Post

          But an earth aspect's white jade armour having the Immaculate dragon of water's symbol on it is an interesting detail.
          Aren't the Immaculate Dragons venerated more according to the ideal that they represent, rather than their element?

          ​I mean, Danaa'd is the one associated with warfare, and attributed author of the Thousand Correct Actions, isn't she?

          ​Or is that Mela (the air one), and Danaa'd is associated with spiritual purification and the destruction of Anathema?


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          • Quick question about the exaltation "spark": Is it tied with a soul and they keep on joining with every reincarnation? Or are they independent of each other?
            I hope the question was clear enough.
            Also, how hard is it for a god to change its portfolio? (I'm probably stealing the term from another game, but I don't know how to say it). How expencive is it? Does it lose its previous charms?
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            • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
              Evocations locked behind Solar Charms get to be a lot more powerful than Evocations that Dragon-Blooded can use.

              Does this apply to Jade weapons as well, since both exalt types are resonant with it?

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              • Originally posted by Myrido View Post


                Does this apply to Jade weapons as well, since both exalt types are resonant with it?
                Yep. 10char


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                • Originally posted by Lerinome View Post
                  Quick question about the exaltation "spark": Is it tied with a soul and they keep on joining with every reincarnation? Or are they independent of each other?
                  I hope the question was clear enough.
                  It's probably clearest if I answer this with an example.

                  In the myth-shrouded glories of the First Age, a humble mendicant throws herself between a shambling many-faced monster and a group of young children it would make its prey. Seeing this act of heroism, the Unconquered Sun chooses our mendicant to be his divine champion, and she is Exalted. She goes on to become the famous Dawn Caste warrior-vagabond Kills Many Devils.

                  The First Age grows long, the Sun turns his face from Creation, and the Solar Exalted are betrayed by their lessers. Kills Many Devils dies, and her Exaltation is sealed away in a prison of jade. Her soul passes on through Lethe, which washes away all memories of her life, and is reincarnated as someone-or-other. That process repeats a few times - live, die, lethe, reincarnation - until the modern day. The present reincarnation of her soul is Bower, a street food vendor in the Imperial City. He's not particularly important.

                  The jade prison is broken, by means not yet revealed, and the Solar Exalted return to the world. Xhin Ba, a former mercenary drowning his sorrows in wine, drunkenly provokes the ire of a Lintha reaver, and manages not only to defend himself despite his intoxication but humiliate the pirate before everyone in the dockside teahouse. The Unconquered Sun sees this, and he smiles down on Xhin Ba, who is Chosen as one of the Solar Exalted. He is the heir to Kills Many Devils' Exaltation, and as its divine power fills him, a measure of her memories and legacy become his.

                  Xhin Ba's soul is not the same as Kills Many Devils, which is presently incarnated in Bower. And yet Xhin Ba is Kills Many Devils' reincarnations in a very true sense.

                  Also, how hard is it for a god to change its portfolio? (I'm probably stealing the term from another game, but I don't know how to say it). How expencive is it? Does it lose its previous charms?
                  It's a matter of finding (or creating) an opening in the celestial bureaucracy, and arranging to get yourself promoted or appointed to it. The difficulty of this varies with the particular position you're aiming for - I'd expect it to be much easier to be appointed the god of this particular hot springs than to supplant Ahlat as the Southern God of Warfare.

                  A newly promoted (or demoted) god will gain Charms to suit their new position, although the details of this process haven't been addressed. Some may be able to retain Charms related to their former position, although ultimately I think the analysis is going to be whether the Storyteller thinks it's narratively appropriate for, say, Ahlat to retain some Charms from his former position as god of walrus mating habits.


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                  • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                    That's Kingfisher Swift, the signature Earth Aspect. She's a lost egg who took the coin and entered the Imperial legions.
                    Any plans for revealing info about the new DB sigs, whether in the books or the forums?


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                    • Originally posted by marin View Post

                      Any plans for revealing info about the new DB sigs, whether in the books or the forums?
                      The story of the signature Kinship gets told throughout some of the chapter fiction through WFHW. It's very different from the core's limited depiction of the signature Solar Circle.


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                      • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                        The story of the signature Kinship gets told throughout some of the chapter fiction through WFHW. It's very different from the core's limited depiction of the signature Solar Circle.
                        Is it likely to be the same for the sigs of the other Exalted?


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                        • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                          A newly promoted (or demoted) god will gain Charms to suit their new position, although the details of this process haven't been addressed. Some may be able to retain Charms related to their former position, although ultimately I think the analysis is going to be whether the Storyteller thinks it's narratively appropriate for, say, Ahlat to retain some Charms from his former position as god of walrus mating habits.
                          what KS tier if any would get y'all to write those charms?

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                          • Originally posted by marin View Post

                            Is it likely to be the same for the sigs of the other Exalted?
                            I think the reception of it will probably play a role.


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                            • Originally posted by AtG View Post

                              what KS tier if any would get y'all to write those charms?
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                              Type: Reflexive
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                              When the spirit observes a walrus make an influence roll to seduce another walrus, or engage in physical intimacy with another walrus, she may reflexively read the intentions of the walrus that is the target of the seduction or affection, rolling (Perception + Survival) against its Guile. Success allows her to determine what that walrus thinks of the quality of the other walrus' efforts. A botched seduction roll might come off as unskillful and buffoonish, while an affectionate head-nuzzle might be just what's needed to win a partner's heart. If the spirit makes an influence roll in the same scene against the walrus whose efforts she evaluated, and uses her knowledge to either praise it for a well-received act or discourage it for a poorly-received one, she doubles 9s and ignores any penalties for lacking a language in common with the walrus.


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                              • Would a Martial Arts that allowed Wind and Fire Wheel/War Fan-like weapons to be used as Chakrams and vice versa be possible, or are there mechanical reasons that wouldn't work?

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