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  • Hey Devs,

    I was curious of what resources you are using or you advise using for inspiration for the Chernozem? In the core book, I see that Claymore is mentioned in this regard. I suspect Shelley's Frankenstein is one but anymore suggestions would be a great.

    Also, an inquiry on Lethe. In classical Greek mythology, Lethe was both a river in the Underworld and a goddess (a daughter of Eris). In exalted, what is Lethe? Is it a physical place, a metaphysical mindset, a cosmic mechanism, a deity-like entity, all of the above, or none of the above?

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    • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
      It depends on how long they've had their mystic trial set up, and how many people they're convincing to undertake it.
      In two months time a solar can potentially have a thousand elite soldiers with perfect morale (assuming that you have the people). How close are the lunars from this.

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      • To create on of the Walking Statue / Jade Effigy / Man of Gold / Automaton / Golem, would i need to use craft or a working?
        Also what dot level/ambition would it be?

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        • Originally posted by ale137 View Post
          To create on of the Walking Statue / Jade Effigy / Man of Gold / Automaton / Golem, would i need to use craft or a working?
          Also what dot level/ambition would it be?
          Craft; probably a four-dot artifact. There's a lot of places where artifice and sorcery can overlap, but I don't think creating automata should be one of those places.


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          • Originally posted by Sakii View Post

            In two months time a solar can potentially have a thousand elite soldiers with perfect morale (assuming that you have the people). How close are the lunars from this.
            Slower than that, although it's hard to say by what degree until I've finalized the mechanics.


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            • Originally posted by Binary Phantom View Post
              Hey Devs,

              I was curious of what resources you are using or you advise using for inspiration for the Chernozem? In the core book, I see that Claymore is mentioned in this regard. I suspect Shelley's Frankenstein is one but anymore suggestions would be a great.
              Yep, Claymore's a good one. Frankenstein is sort of the ur-Liminal story; the homunculi from Full Metal Alchemist might also be a good place to draw from.

              Also, an inquiry on Lethe. In classical Greek mythology, Lethe was both a river in the Underworld and a goddess (a daughter of Eris). In exalted, what is Lethe? Is it a physical place, a metaphysical mindset, a cosmic mechanism, a deity-like entity, all of the above, or none of the above?
              Lethe is Creation's cycle of reincarnation. It's not a person or a place.


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              • Originally posted by MrFamiliar View Post
                Is an official version of the Five Trials sorcerous initiation planned to be published?
                Maybe.

                Either way, any timeframe on the Bridget/sorcery book?
                At this point, the only thing I can say is "after Exigents."


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                • Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post
                  Also Vance, regarding poisons, does the penalty it inflicts apply to your static values (resolve, guile, parry, etc.) or is it only for die pool actions? I know that Wound Penalties specifically calls out that it applies to your static values, but the penalty from poisons does not.
                  EDIT: No, it only subtracts from dice pools.
                  Last edited by Robert Vance; 06-11-2018, 04:53 PM.


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                  • Originally posted by Rowanas View Post
                    Been a while since I've been here, but our Exalted game is starting up again, so... Can you use Rumour of Form on a roll with no 1s in order to make the reflexive stealth roll, or can you only attempt the stealth roll if you get lucky and your opponent rolls a 1?
                    The text isn't really super clear. I personally wouldn't let you use Rumor of Form if there aren't any 1s; a reflexive stealth attempt for zero motes is absurdly good.

                    To ask further on a question Vance has somewhat answered previously - does your ruling on Stalking ~Wolf Attitude mean that you can't sneak up on someone using Easily Overlooked Presence, or can you join battle and -then- Easily Overlooked Presence + Stalking Wolf Attitude to follow someone unseen but not hiding. You're still stalking, after all. I assume you could still ambush in this instance, since you're attacking without your target having any idea that something is wrong.
                    Once everyone's made Join Battle rolls, Easily-Overlooked Presence Method is a no-go.


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                    • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                      Craft; probably a four-dot artifact. There's a lot of places where artifice and sorcery can overlap, but I don't think creating automata should be one of those places.
                      I’m a little confused now, because several of the Ambition descriptions in the section on Workings specifically mention granting objects human level intelligence, making structures animate, and similar things. So, it seems like “bring a statue to life” should be in there somewhere.

                      Granted, mechanically, maybe it should have stats more comparable to the Medium Infantry with the five dot Unusual Hide merit, but it feels like there’s a fair amount of overlap in the “create automata” territory already.


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                      • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                        It subtracts directly from static values as well.
                        Hey Vance,

                        Is this a reversal? I could have sworn that poison penalties were for rolled actions only, including a clarification by you that it didn't for example, affect Defense...

                        Am I missing something?

                        Thanks for clarifying!

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                        • Originally posted by Stebtabulous View Post

                          hey - just re-posting this question since I didn't see a response (maybe I missed it)
                          I haven't looked for a reply to this so my comment may be redundant. However, when I previously asked for clarification on access to charms while in upgraded personas the answer was "if your persona shares an ability they share the charm" with no stipulation of how many points in the ability are shared. The implication is that a persona with socialise 1 can access Heart Eclipsing Shroud to revert to their original identity.

                          This may feel like gaming the system but it is consistent with RAW. I don't have a huge issue with it as electing to adopt a persona with lower abilities than your main identity carries the drawbacks of lower die pools for such actions as read intentions, and potentially all other social actions.

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                          • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                            Craft; probably a four-dot artifact. There's a lot of places where artifice and sorcery can overlap, but I don't think creating automata should be one of those places.
                            How is creating automata different or superior to creating an elemental?


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                            • Suppose there is an Essence 5 Dragon Blood who is strongly invested in one combat Ability and enough of Lore to get Dragon Vortex Attack, as well as being in possession of a level-5 Artifact that aligns with their maximized combat Ability and that they have a full range of Evocations in.

                              ​This Exalt is in combat against a Dawn Caste Solar at Essence 2 or 3 in a warstrider, who is decently advanced in a combat Supernal Ability, but lacks an Essence 5 Charm.

                              ​Who would you say might have the advantage?


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