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  • gfrobbin84
    started a topic Communication Artifacts?

    Communication Artifacts?

    Hey so I'm looking for artifacts, magitech, or other ideas as to how to facilitate communication across long distances between an exalt and various groups. Here's the deal as my circle travels around my Night caste recruits thieves, spies, and vigilantes to be his followers. Leaving many behind as like cells to gather info and what not on the city. I want a way to be able to quickly communicate with these various cells as I travel around.

  • Locke
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    The most cheap artifact is Torc of Unified Action, from Wonders of the Lost Age. Artifact rating 2, several people can share thoughts and senses.

    Now, you need to think outside of the box.

    1. My Twilight summoned a Jokun, but any demon/elemental with a suitable Track charm works. (The charm has to have an activation clause, for example if the target makes a specific noise, or is flying, or whatever)
    2. Make the spirit invest a mote in you and be the target of his Track charm.
    3. Give the elemental to the people you need to send messages to.
    4. When needed you can activate and deactivate the Track charm, sending messages via this impromptu code.

    Voila, cheap and easy instant communication across Creation for a Sorcerer Linguist.

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  • light-hero
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    I think the realm uses a system of mirrors. There might be Sometimes to expand apon there. Or smoke signals from a special pipe.

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  • Accelerator
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    Originally posted by Elfive View Post
    But then if someone managed to steal a bird they could potentially coerce it to spill all your confidential messages.
    Oh hey look. Story hook.

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  • Elfive
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    But then if someone managed to steal a bird they could potentially coerce it to spill all your confidential messages.

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  • Accelerator
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    Originally posted by gfrobbin84 View Post

    So what is told to one bird the others know too? Hmm possible but may not want to always send messages to all cells, but it would be faster.
    Oh no, make them sentient. Or at least intelligent. Say, you tell one bird that the bird within nexus must tell the cell to install a bomb at the docks. Then the bird living within nexus tells the cell inside your instructions. The other birds say nothing.

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  • gfrobbin84
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    Originally posted by Accelerator View Post
    Hmm.....

    What about a hive mind of birds?

    Like those hive mind lion demons that destroy religious icons
    So what is told to one bird the others know too? Hmm possible but may not want to always send messages to all cells, but it would be faster.

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  • Accelerator
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    Hmm.....

    What about a hive mind of birds?

    Like those hive mind lion demons that destroy religious icons

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  • gfrobbin84
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    Yeah the Twilight isn't wanting to build a network of something like that. In addition to the birds he made me an earing that lets me hear "prayers" so that anyone in my spy network can just speak to me from anywhere in creation. The birds will mainly be for me to sent messages out to them, when I don't have the Twilight nearby or don't want to use him to send an infallible messenger.

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  • Elfive
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    This thing:



    Big glass ball thing that lets you communicate with other big glass ball things.

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  • gfrobbin84
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    What are Palantirs? And the twilight doesn't want to be crafting stuff in every city.

    No survival or bureaucracy in the group.

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  • mizzlfoshizzl
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    Originally posted by gfrobbin84 View Post
    ...if we wanted normal bird speed we would just train some carrier pidgeons.
    You mean like 50 mph on average, and up to 1,100 miles in a single journey? Cheap, easy to breed, innocuous... sounds like a Survival or Bureaucracy project could save your Twilight some XP and accomplish basically the same thing.

    If your Twilight's a crafter also, I'd go for palantirs. Way more epic.
    Last edited by mizzlfoshizzl; 10-06-2017, 01:39 PM.

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  • gfrobbin84
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    Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
    "Going 100+ mph" is not going to help them seem unobtrusive. Most birds maintain a leisurely 30 unless they're actively hunting or being hunted.

    Your right it doesn't make them less obvious but harder to shoot and more effective for message delivery if we wanted normal bird speed we would just train some carrier pidgeons.

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  • Elfive
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    I'm pretty sure there used to be a cartoon about this sort of thing.

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    "Going 100+ mph" is not going to help them seem unobtrusive. Most birds maintain a leisurely 30 unless they're actively hunting or being hunted.

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