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  • #31
    Originally posted by vampire hunter D View Post
    oh, please tell me she's marrying an Anathema
    Bah. Too cliche. Make her husband a secret supporter of the cult of the illuminated. Or a rebel against the realm.

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    • #32
      Or a Gold Faction Sidereal who's keeping an eye on her

      Edit: or...a new type of Exalt who's not native to Creation. scouts for a new force on it's way in.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by vampire hunter D View Post
        Or a Gold Faction Sidereal who's keeping an eye on her

        Edit: or...a new type of Exalt who's not native to Creation. scouts for a new force on it's way in.
        You know what? Still too little family drama.

        Make it one of her descendants.

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        • #34
          A mortal descendant destined to become a Sidereal, who'll then join the Gold Faction?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Katamari_Naneke View Post
            A mortal descendant destined to become a Sidereal, who'll then join the Gold Faction?
            Ah. Now it is a proper soap opera.

            Now we need a romantic rival. And a few rebellions.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Accelerator View Post

              Ah. Now it is a proper soap opera.

              Now we need a romantic rival.
              Like an alien Exalted?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by vampire hunter D View Post

                Like an alien Exalted?
                Nah.

                Raksi.

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                • #38
                  thought: was this done to er by accident? as an attack?

                  or was this done by someone trying to protect her

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                  • #39
                    Do you know, I never even thought about what happened. I kind of like the idea that nobody knows! A great mystery. If a character was playing the ultimate magistrate detective type though, I'd seriously consider making it their ultimate case.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by vampire hunter D View Post
                      thought: was this done to er by accident? as an attack?

                      or was this done by someone trying to protect her
                      Accident. More exciting.

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                      • #41
                        Prior to the release from the Jade Prison, there were still a few unbound Solar Exaltations. I had her youngest non-DB son Exalt as a Solar Eclipse. He fled when he realized what he was. She pursued without telling anyone what she was doing. After a while, he realized she wasn't pursuing anymore. But nobody knew what had happened to her, only that she's been missing for quite some time.


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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by vampire hunter D View Post
                          thought: was this done to er by accident? as an attack?

                          or was this done by someone trying to protect her
                          For my game, it was Chejop Kejak trying to clean up some potential future problem, as he didn't thought his successors would be able to handle the Empress. The plan was to kill her in a way that wouldn't create a powerful ghost. As she disappeared from Fate, and no indication of her being in the Underworld, he thought he was successful (he was aiming for a civil war, just not one where there also are a lot of Solars running around in Creation).

                          Thanks to her keeping a low profile, so no ripples in the Loom, and Solars popping up everywhere, no one have noticed the new thread in the Loom.

                          She knows she has somehow more power than before, but she thinks that's Wyld taint from when she was gone.

                          While there is a small chance I might be able to resurrect this particular game, I'm currently counting it as dead.

                          The plans I had for her... Well, I'm running sandboxy games, so it depends on a lot of what happens around her and how she perceive it.

                          If she believes the world is safe (or safer without her, or she won't matter anyway) and there is no risk she won't have a wyld abomination as an offspring (or feel she would be able to "handle" it), she might start a family. If someone comes along and she perceives them to be a threat, she might deal with them. It might be the PCs, it might be a bunch of entitled DBs hunting the PCs, or something completely different. Sooner or later, things will change for her, because in a few years she can't stick around and pretend to be a mere mortal as she doesn't age as one.

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                          • #43
                            Wait. Game? This is interesting. Tell us more.

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                            • #44
                              Not sure how much more there is to tell about the Empress in my game. She is mainly a NPC that I kept track of, because even if she isn't becoming directly involved, she can still makes ripples that affect the PCs.

                              In my game, she was a low ranking officer in a force lead by her father. She became an officer due to family expectations, but it was sorcery she was interested in; and a nerd when it comes to the Forbidden Manse. So when a hero (a person with a load of destinies from the Sids) put together a team to breach the place, one in the team mentioned he knew someone that had read a lot about the place.

                              When she brought it up with her father, he refused her to leave as he needed everyone if they would be able to hold, and releasing whatever the Forbidden Manse might hold would be even worse than just rolling over for the Wyld invasion. The result of their little discussion ended with him telling her that if she abandoned her post, she was no daughter of her. As the country she came from was part of the land lost to the Wyld, she honored her father's "last wish" by giving up her name. So instead she instead used the nickname her compatriots gave her on the way to the Manse; Scarlet.

                              She was never meant to save the world. She was just lucky enough to do it. So the smart scheming leader of the group breaking the Manse, and officially disappeared a couple of years after she showed up on a field, obviously has to be another person in her mind.

                              The father of one of the PCs, a high ranking DB officer that died in the Great Contagion, might have known the Empress father. I haven't decided they knew each other or how well, but both fathers were higher ranking Shogunate officers in roughly the same area. As the PC's newly exalted Dragon-Blooded brother is being raised to lead and rule in the old ways of the Shogunate, that might draw her Redness attention at some point.

                              The game was only a few sessions in when it went on hiatus/went belly up. But even if I can't revive that game, I might reuse quite a bit of those ideas for the Empress if I ever get another game going.

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                              • #45
                                Heh... Looks like I will be talking with the player mentioned in my previous post later this week. Her husband have also mentioned he might be interested in joining the game. So I might find out what her Redness will end up doing

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