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  • Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
    Does the “Ignore (Essence + Intimacy) soak” part of Fists of Iron Technique work with weapons or only bare-handed?
    Only bare-handed.


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    • Originally posted by ReshyShira View Post

      Does it let you roll if you've never seen the tell before? Does noticing the tell reveal anymore information other than just the tell?
      It does say that it makes it possible to make Awareness rolls when it otherwise normally wouldn't be, so that seems like a fair application against Lunar shapeshifting.

      Oh that's quite expensive then, can you at least expand upon the already listed evocations then?
      Hearthstone Evocations are probably something we'll discuss in more depth in a manse-focused book.



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      • Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
        Mrs Cathak Mumina and Mr Mnemon Fathero have a son, Cathak Boyo, who exalts as an Earth Aspect. Obviously, he is a Scion of House Cathak, which is important if he acquires Pyre of the Legions.

        However, he becomes a monk. One day, while fighting Babar the Elephant-King, one of the other Shikari, Mnemon Cousim, takes a fatal wound. He gives Cathak Boyo his house's mighty Jade Goremaul, Faith's Pillar, and asks Mors to use it to slay the foul Lunar Babar.

        Does Cathak Boyo unlock Faith Maintains for free, because his father was a Mnemon?


        Tldr; for the purpose of artefacts, can you be a scion of more than one house? If not, it is always your mother's house you're a scion of (unless she's mortal and your father is a DB)?
        Generally speaking, you're a scion of the house you're born into. That's your mother's, in the Realm, but a patrilineal Dragon-Blooded society's heirlooms would track descent from the father. There can be exceptions to this (especially in the adoption context), which the Storyteller can adjudicate with a light hand.

        If yes, does it matter if one ancestor is further back than the other? I notice the Ledaal artefact was used in the Usurpation, lost for a thousand years, and found by a Ledaal who was descended from the original user.
        Nope.


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        • Thanks. I also guess, based on the Ledaal story, that a peasant Outcaste who doesn't know what family they're really from, because they don't know about their grandma's affair with Pelleps Such-and-such, still counts as Pelleps? Because that's the House they should be in, even though they don't know?
          (Assuming no adoption is involved)


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          • Is the (Dexterity + Charge) bonus damage from a successful Triple Attack Technique in addition to or instead of the (Dexterity + Charge/2) bonus damage from a successful Double Attack Technique?

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            • Without getting too spoiler-y, what would you say are the most iconic powers of each of the three non-canon Exalted?

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              • Originally posted by shkspr1048 View Post
                Without getting too spoiler-y, what would you say are the most iconic powers of each of the three non-canon Exalted?
                Hearteaters: Eating hearts—but not literally.

                Umbral Exalted: Giving in to their dark side for power.

                Dream-Souled: Being the dreamer who lives inside their dream


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                • Originally posted by Sith_Happens View Post
                  Is the (Dexterity + Charge) bonus damage from a successful Triple Attack Technique in addition to or instead of the (Dexterity + Charge/2) bonus damage from a successful Double Attack Technique?
                  Instead of.


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                  • Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
                    Thanks. I also guess, based on the Ledaal story, that a peasant Outcaste who doesn't know what family they're really from, because they don't know about their grandma's affair with Pelleps Such-and-such, still counts as Pelleps? Because that's the House they should be in, even though they don't know?
                    (Assuming no adoption is involved)
                    If it makes sense to that character's player and the Storyteller for them to count as a Peleps, then yes.


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                    • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                      The fact that Solars don't have a Charm that lets them bypass the social influence system when interacting with mortals is a very deliberate choice. The same reasoning extends to Third Circle Demons et al.
                      I was rereading the core and i found that the Loreleis can inflict an obsession for herself as a major or defining Derangement, and that Derangement can count as an intimacy.
                      Whats the difference between an Derangement as intimacy and a true intimacy?

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                      • Originally posted by Sakii View Post

                        I was rereading the core and i found that the Loreleis can inflict an obsession for herself as a major or defining Derangement, and that Derangement can count as an intimacy.
                        Whats the difference between an Derangement as intimacy and a true intimacy?
                        To answer literally, a Derangement represents a mental disorder or some similar aberration, rather than a person's genuine feelings and attachments, and is generally harder to remove, albeit vulnerable to some curative magic that genuine Intimacies aren't.

                        To answer the question I think you're actually going for, the Lorelei's Heart-Drinking Kiss requires voluntary physical intimacy with it, which is typically going to involve the lorelei seducing you with social influence, so it doesn't "bypass" the system in the way that an aura of "you have a Defining Tie towards me, no resisting" does. It's more in the vein of Celestial Bliss Trick.


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                        • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                          It does say that it makes it possible to make Awareness rolls when it otherwise normally wouldn't be, so that seems like a fair application against Lunar shapeshifting.
                          Alright, but you still cannot discern the identity of the Lunar with that effect?

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                          • So a few questions.

                            A) How common are earthquakes in the Blessed Isle? I'm just wondering whether being by the Pillar of Earth really has no detrimental side effects.

                            B) So is it a design choice for this edition to not focus in on the First Age as it was explored in the previous editions and just leave it more vague and nonessential? I ask this since this seems to be the feeling I got after reading through your guys answers relating to First Age stuff. I'm fine with that since the games premise is in the Times of Tumult not in the history of an age lost past. It's just I often found First Age stuff to be more relevant important in making Solar stories since they don't have a cultural background to interact with like the DBs Realm, the Lunar's Silver Pact, or the Sidereal Yu Shan, since while the Solars can pretty much do anything they wish to I always want to tie them back to a larger culture for them not to be so generic, despite that is a wierd way to describe a Solar. So yeah what I'm asking is that while the First Age is gonna be referenced time and time again given it's important, I shouldn't expect a book that will just be about the First Age like it was in the past. Is that a correct assumption to make?
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                            • Will the Blessed Isle stuff give details about the Mountain Folk that live under the Imperial Mountain? They have literally never been detailed before outside of 'they exist,' after all - even the 2e Mountain Folk material ignored them entirely in favor of the various directional cities of the Mountain Folk.

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                              • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                                To answer literally, a Derangement represents a mental disorder or some similar aberration, rather than a person's genuine feelings and attachments, and is generally harder to remove, albeit vulnerable to some curative magic that genuine Intimacies aren't.

                                To answer the question I think you're actually going for, the Lorelei's Heart-Drinking Kiss requires voluntary physical intimacy with it, which is typically going to involve the lorelei seducing you with social influence, so it doesn't "bypass" the system in the way that an aura of "you have a Defining Tie towards me, no resisting" does. It's more in the vein of Celestial Bliss Trick.

                                Thank you for answering my true question.
                                So if i dont skip the social system, can a 2CD or 3CD do an AOE Celestial Bliss Trick?

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