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  • Originally posted by Jen View Post
    And searching for fimbulwinter gives me grainy pictures of people in dark wood in the suggested picture bar so I closed the brower immediately....
    Sometimes going straight to Wikipedia is better for terms like that.

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    • Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

      Sometimes going straight to Wikipedia is better for terms like that.
      Which, in short, is a harsh winter following a harsh winter where there should be spring, followed by a harsher winter where there should be summer. And from there, you will find only war.
      It's a prelude to ragnarok thingie.

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      • It's morning now so I can look at those picture more clearly, apparantly the people in those creepy picture are.........a Nordic metal band with super Christian-Hell names for their songs, which kinda goes against the Norse name of the band, isn't it....


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        • Originally posted by Jen View Post
          It's morning now so I can look at those picture more clearly, apparantly the people in those creepy picture are.........a Nordic metal band with super Christian-Hell names for their songs, which kinda goes against the Norse name of the band, isn't it....
          To be fair, folks have drawn lots of parallels between the two religions.

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          • Originally posted by Jen View Post
            It's morning now so I can look at those picture more clearly, apparantly the people in those creepy picture are.........a Nordic metal band with super Christian-Hell names for their songs, which kinda goes against the Norse name of the band, isn't it....
            Well organized proslytizing monotheism (Christianity and Islam) have lumped together polytheism and devil worship for a good bulk of their histories. So it makes sense that someone invoking satanic imagery for shock value against social norms would make the same conflation.


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            • Also, Christianity got so entrenched in the Nordic countries so quickly that all the records we have of Norse myth—Thor and Odin and Ragnarok and such—were actually written down by Christians who wanted to preserve the old Norse stories which, by the time anyone was writing them down, were passing out of common telling owing to nobody actually adhering to that religion anymore.

              (Which may explain why Loki is so inconsistently characterized and looks suspiciously like somebody took an ambiguous figure and twisted him into a devil lookalike.)

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              • So a jess is a tool used in falconry, I honestly have never seen the word before. An artifact sling is called a sling of distant surprise, are there any reasons why it doesn’t have a unique word like Grand Goremaul or Daiklaive, maybe that naming scheme is used just for closed range weapons???

                Turn out the “Hawk Star” in the Artifact name comes from a creature, this makes me wonder about the concept of another (magical?) being given out a portion of their power for the PC to be made into an Artifact, is this something that all of them can do? Would they need to be at a certain power level and uniqueness? As in Hoa Mộng, the Great Dreaming Flower from Yulegash can gift your artifact with a part of its power, but a random Living Armor that you summon can’t?

                Oh, oooooh, I just realized something! They don’t call it the Primordial War anymore in Ex3, its name is The War of the Gods now, since both Jess and Fist (IT’S NOT SHIPPING, I’m just too lazy to type out their full name) has the same Era name, and are both made when fighting “the enemies of the gods”, though I’m not really sure that this will stick with the fanbase since both new terms are a little handful to type out….

                And for some strange reason, I really like that the Artifact is called Jess in the second paragraph, I wonder if most Artifacts are sentience enough to react to being called by their nickname, not quite being able to talk, but more like “You can feel a murderous air surrounding Gorgon everytime you call him Gooooorgon-kun~<3” (I hate to use weeb vocabulary here, but English doesn’t have many non-nobility pronounce to express what the speaker think about the listener, and since everyone here probably read manga, I figure that I just gonna go full weaboo).

                Ah, I thought you-you merely don’t have to pay xp for the first Evocation, but turns out it actually you instantly have the first Evocation which is way nicer, even more so if that Evocation is the iconic effect of the Artifact.

                Doom-Gathering Arc is a veeeery evocative name, it gives me an image of your attack traveling toward the enemy, as it gets closer a certain feeling of doom-ness from the project starts to get bigger and bigger, and then BAM! You eat 10L decisive attack.

                Eeeeh, it’s only once per scene, sooooo how easy it is for a Solar to rout a BG I wonder. I’m still not sure why the charm is Simple, so expensive and has the once per scene requirement though, it doesn’t look that strong.

                Falling star usually go with epic words since it’s a rare and luminous occurrence, but pairing it with a mundane thing like stone makes me giggle inside.

                Falling Star Stone, Titan-Slaying Stone, Stone of the Corpse, Stone of the Sword, I actually really love that the word stone is repeated through half the tree, it feels very wuxia-esque where the main theme of certain style appears constantly in the technique’s names, for example, Tathagata Divine Palm will have Immeasurable Buddha’s Dharma, Temple-Surveying Buddha, Heavenly Buddha Descends to the Mortal Realm, The Western Heaven Welcomes the Buddha.

                The charm fluff for Stone of the Corpse reminds me of the Chinese idiom 鬼哭神號 i.e Crying Demons Weeping Gods, basically something so powerful and terrifying that they make these being cries in terror.

                Hmmm, Stone of the Sword is convincing me that starmetal has waaaaaaay too many themes for its Evocation, you have destiny and weird toilet-ninja stuffs, then spirit charms, not to mention the 5 houses of the Maiden which each has a slew of different themes.

                Is it bad that you can only see the Star Hawk in the final Evocation when the creature is in the Artifact’s name itself? Not sure if I like the Evocation though, since my Zenith can already shoot flaming bird with Sorcery, and unlike Star Hawk, Brilliant Raptor can be (non-sexually) shot a lot.

                Conclusion: A very nice Artifact, kinda like an icy mild bubble tea in the evening, as in I actually doesn’t feel any lewdness from the Evocation at all but it still makes me happy reading it. So I wouldn’t date Jess or anything, but since the quality is good, I’m gonna give it a score of GOOD NON-JEN THING!



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                • Originally posted by Jen View Post
                  It's morning now so I can look at those picture more clearly, apparantly the people in those creepy picture are.........a Nordic metal band with super Christian-Hell names for their songs, which kinda goes against the Norse name of the band, isn't it....
                  "Deep in the bowels of Norway, where every church has third degree burns"...


                  Originally posted by Jen
                  are there any reasons why it doesn’t have a unique word like Grand Goremaul or Daiklaive, maybe that naming scheme is used just for closed range weapons


                  Oh, not just close-ranged weapons; don't forget that we've got powerbows and dragon sigh wands.

                  I think that in some cases it's just a matter of a given writer having had a difficult time thinking of something similarly brief and punchy for slings. Particularly since they're not commonly a legendary weapon, and the myths I know of in which they feature, such as David vs Goliath, their commonness and simplicity is part of the point; there's a dramatic irony to the idea that the huge scary Philistine gets taken down by the simple weapon of a shepherd.

                  Originally posted by Jen
                  this makes me wonder about the concept of another (magical?) being given out a portion of their power for the PC to be made into an Artifact, is this something that all of them can do


                  I wouldn't see why not; Spring Razor, from the core, is made from the tooth of a defeated elemental dragon, after all.

                  I would think that just about any spirit might be valid for such an endeavour, just with a sense that a regular god or demon probably shouldn't be providing something that is the basis for a 5-dot Artifact (barring a particularly invested relationship to involved Exalted), and that the degree to which the spirit informs the resulting item's legend should depend on how important their personality and actions are in the story of it being made. Say, if a direlash is made including hairs taken from blood apes referenced as almost a footnote, no more important than being a presumed source of slashing fibres, then the weapon's character is liable to come from somewhere else in the story. It would be different if it's a specific blood ape with whom one had a noteworthy interaction.



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                  • Ooh, and now I wonder if 1CD considers it a privilege to be remade into a 5-dot Artifact. I always thought being made into an object is one of the worse fate for a character, but Alveua's write-up seems to suggest that some people think that it's an awesome opportunity....


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                    • Originally posted by Jen View Post
                      Ooh, and now I wonder if 1CD considers it a privilege to be remade into a 5-dot Artifact.
                      Probably depends on the individual demon.

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                      • A first circle might not have enough oomph in it to deserve a 5-dot. Usually that is reserved for creatures apocalyptic in their own right.

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                        • Originally posted by Jen View Post
                          Ooh, and now I wonder if 1CD considers it a privilege to be remade into a 5-dot Artifact.
                          I wasn't really thinking of it as remaking myself, more of an Artifact built around or including the parts of a spirit that may or may not have been slain.

                          Originally posted by Jen
                          I always thought being made into an object is one of the worse fate for a character, but Alveua's write-up seems to suggest that some people think that it's an awesome opportunity....
                          I wouldn't discount the existence of people with some unusual sensibilities, or obsessions that override their investment in their own life, but I also tended to read the idea of people going to the Forge of Night willingly as not really knowing what they were in for.

                          Originally posted by Synapse View Post
                          A first circle might not have enough oomph in it to deserve a 5-dot. Usually that is reserved for creatures apocalyptic in their own right.
                          Under normal circumstances, absolutely. I was thinking it would only be for one that had a really, really significant relationship with an Exalt involved in the Artifact's creation. The idea not being so much that it's powerful because of what it draws from the spirit, but because of what it personifies for the Exalt, with the components being like totemic representations of that.

                          Mind, there's also generally been an idea that First Circle demons are capable of growing in power (which is part of how some of them become citizens), so it might not be beyond the realm of reason to have one that, over millennia, became exceptional.


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                          • Originally posted by Synapse View Post
                            A first circle might not have enough oomph in it to deserve a 5-dot. Usually that is reserved for creatures apocalyptic in their own right.
                            Spring Razor is just three dots despite being made from a Dragon-level Wood elemental that required a sworn brotherhood of Dragon-Blooded to kill, and the Terrestrial crafter devoted a significant span of her life to creating while also using lots of other poisons and special firewood at great expense from across Creation.

                            Meanwhile, a Lunar made the three-dot Frost-Thorn Knuckles without a single Air elemental or spirit being involved. The most impressive kill on the list was a tyrant lizard, with no mentioned or hinted special characteristics (such as living in the frozen North so important to the weapon, when Tyrant Lizards live in the South/Southeast).


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                            • Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                              The most impressive kill on the list was a tyrant lizard…
                              I feel like you might be underselling how impressive that is.

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                              • Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
                                I feel like you might be underselling how impressive that is.
                                This is in comparison to a dragon-level Wood Elemental, remember.


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