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  • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
    No. Lunar Charms aren't "Things Animals Can Do, Writ Large."
    Would it be a viable mutation that an eel spirit shaped lunar’s warform?


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    • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
      No. Lunar Charms aren't "Things Animals Can Do, Writ Large."
      What about the Totemic Charms?

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      • Just how big of a deal is Assassination in the Realm? Can the Houses just kill someone, knowing that no-one will ask questions, or is assassination something that would be reserved as an emergency measure after all else fails? Or is it in the middle somewhere? Is it more common now because the Magistrates have lost power?

        How much should the average Dynast worry about being assassinated in the Realm? Can a Dynast travel around the Blessed Isle without needing to worry about “accidents” if they set foot into the wrong House’s territory or is each House fortifying their holdings too much to allow outsiders inside?

        Are there places on the Blessed Isle other than the Imperial City where several Houses have significant holdings? Like a small city where 3 to 5 different Houses each own a nice manse/mansion.


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        • Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

          Would it be a viable mutation that an eel spirit shaped lunar’s warform?
          Yeah. 10char


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          • Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

            What about the Totemic Charms?
            Both Protean and Totemic Charms tap into the mythological and symbolic resonance of animals, but at their core, they're still Lunar Charms, not animal superpowers.


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            • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
              Both Protean and Totemic Charms tap into the mythological and symbolic resonance of animals, but at their core, they're still Lunar Charms, not animal superpowers.
              So would a Charm that causes targets to fall down and/or end up KO'd at a touch be possible, with Protean and Totemic tags for electric fish?

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              • Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

                So would a Charm that causes targets to fall down and/or end up KO'd at a touch be possible, with Protean and Totemic tags for electric fish?
                "I touch you and you fall down/fall unconscious" doesn't feel like a Lunar Charm, but there's nothing in principle stopping a Protean or Totemic CHarm from keying off of bioelectrogenesis.


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                • Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
                  Just how big of a deal is Assassination in the Realm? Can the Houses just kill someone, knowing that no-one will ask questions, or is assassination something that would be reserved as an emergency measure after all else fails? Or is it in the middle somewhere? Is it more common now because the Magistrates have lost power?
                  Murder is illegal no matter who commits it. You can avoid getting caught or pull strings with the Imperial judge trying your case, but the ability to murder is not a Dynastic prerogative. Assassination still happens, but carefully and judiciously, not as a first option.

                  It's more common with the Empress gone and the magistracy diminished, but it still isn't casual.

                  Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
                  How much should the average Dynast worry about being assassinated in the Realm? Can a Dynast travel around the Blessed Isle without needing to worry about “accidents” if they set foot into the wrong House’s territory or is each House fortifying their holdings too much to allow outsiders inside?
                  What is an "average" Dynast? A typical legionary or Imperial Navy officer has little to worry about; a typical Thousand Scales bureaucrat has at least some small risk of being targeted by an ambitious underling.

                  As the Realm slides toward civil war, assassination will doubtless be on the rise, both as a preliminary to military action and as the breakdown of law makes it easier to pursue personal grudges. But at what point and to what extent that takes hold is a matter for the Storyteller.

                  Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
                  Are there places on the Blessed Isle other than the Imperial City where several Houses have significant holdings? Like a small city where 3 to 5 different Houses each own a nice manse/mansion.
                  There are many such places, especially major cities and resort areas.


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                  • If a Solar kills a ghost with Ghost-Eating Technique, does the ghost go into Lethe or are they utterly destroyed, like a god would be?

                    It does say the spirit is destroyed, but I remember that in 2nd ed there was a side-bar in Abyssals that said Ghost-Eating Technique forced ghosts into Lethe, while the Abyssal mirror actually destroyed them.


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                    • Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
                      If a Solar kills a ghost with Ghost-Eating Technique, does the ghost go into Lethe or are they utterly destroyed, like a god would be?
                      The wording of the Charm doesn't draw any distinction between ghosts and other spirits when it comes to them being destroyed permanently.


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                      • You said back in March that Lunars would have ways to get Eclipse charms, but nothing as complex as Divine Mantle.

                        Is it something that requires you to get a bunch of high-essence charms, or can you just eat a spirit, spend XP, and get its eclipse charms? Or somewhere in the middle (like 1 essence 2 charm lets you gain Eclipse charms from spirits when you'd be able to get a form from a mortal, or something like that)?


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                        • Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
                          You said back in March that Lunars would have ways to get Eclipse charms, but nothing as complex as Divine Mantle.

                          Is it something that requires you to get a bunch of high-essence charms, or can you just eat a spirit, spend XP, and get its eclipse charms? Or somewhere in the middle (like 1 essence 2 charm lets you gain Eclipse charms from spirits when you'd be able to get a form from a mortal, or something like that)?
                          Sort of in the middle. You will need the right Charms to devour the Eclipse Charms of your godly prey, but it doesn't require a massive investment.


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                          • Does Falling Hammer Strike only apply for Brawl attacks? Or could someone use it with Melee?


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                            • Some Mist on Water Attack questions

                              If it supplements a multi target charm does it affect all targets? If it does do I have to pay 2m per turn per target or just 2m for all per turn.

                              Does the decisive attack supplemented by this charm make sounds itself? Like if I shoot a stone through a window to kill a man does anyone hear the shattering glass.

                              Would you as a storyteller allow either the use of the charm on a object like a door so you could smash it in without making a sound? How about on yourself?

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                              • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                                "I touch you and you fall down/fall unconscious" doesn't feel like a Lunar Charm, but there's nothing in principle stopping a Protean or Totemic CHarm from keying off of bioelectrogenesis.
                                The torpedo ray has a great deal of old folklore behind it as an inexplicable source of numbness and paralysis (inexplicable before the discovery of electricity, anyway). It is, in fact, the origin of the word torpor. I was asking about threading the concept through a bad touch Charm on account of how you seemed to be against Charms keying off of bioelectrogenesis in the prior replies, and was approaching through said folkloric/mythological angle.

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