Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Great Western Empire of the Peleps

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Great Western Empire of the Peleps

    So my favorite story Hook for the Houses is Peleps plans to start a great Western Empire. I think this a brilliant idea, and I love what 3rd ed did with the Peleps. It’s brilliant that the Empress was seeing Peleps as getting to big for their Britches with their Maritime mastery so they gave the Merchant Fleet to V’neef. I like the precedence of the Dragon Clans of Prasad and the idea that Peleps is planing to defect to the West, even if the Empress was around.

    Anyone planning on Following through with this in their games, even as a background element?

    Are we going to get a Civil War what if style book for the Gameline?


    My personal favorite idea so far is the Peleps makes plans to take the Five Elemental Fleets to the West, scuttle V’neef, back Mnemon for the Throne while maybe making a pact with Lookshy during their exodus to retake the Inland Sea for the Scavenger Lands.


    But it might be fun to also bring back the Scarlet Empress.


    It is a time for great deeds!

  • #2
    Iirc, the DB companion book is going to have a section titled “The War in the West.”


    ....

    Comment


    • #3
      Yeah, I think Heirs is planned to a have a chapter on how the Realm civil war could go down. Who could ally with who, what might happen then...

      Comment


      • #4
        Others have mentioned War in the West. Hopefully we'll get support for the civil war potentially sparking elsewhere later on to avoid the sense that we're potentally getting locked into a particular version of events.


        Onyx Path Forum Moderator
        Please spare a thought for updating the Exalted wiki.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Lioness View Post
          Others have mentioned War in the West. Hopefully we'll get support for the civil war potentially sparking elsewhere later on to avoid the sense that we're potentally getting locked into a particular version of events.

          Everything I've read so far gives me the impression that Heirs of the Shogunate covers no more than the lead-up to civil-war, both in the west and elsewhere.

          I can't imagine the writers would be interested in laying out a description of how the war itself goes down. The moment that it goes from cold war to hot, and what happens after, is something that I would imagine is best left in the hands of ST's.

          Comment


          • #6
            I think at most it would be rough advice.

            "If X allies with Y then this is how Z would react..."

            That sort of thing.

            Comment


            • #7
              Yeah I think it’s advice and projections of how factions and individuals would react, I don’t think it would be railroady.


              It is a time for great deeds!

              Comment


              • #8
                My understanding is that they will explain the current situation and then give a few ways things can go or a possible future timeline that your PCs can run through like the Bull in a Tepet Legion.


                ....

                Comment


                • #9
                  Wait was that proposed the Bull in a Tepet Legion?!


                  It is a time for great deeds!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
                    Wait was that proposed the Bull in a Tepet Legion?!
                    They were proposing a twist on the old saying "like a bull in a china shop."
                    Last edited by TheCountAlucard; 01-11-2019, 04:09 PM.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
                      They were proposing a twist on the analogy "like a bull in a china shop."
                      It felt more appropriate for this discussion. It also wouldn’t surprise me to find the various Dynasts using similar metaphors.


                      ....

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Elfive View Post
                        I think at most it would be rough advice.

                        "If X allies with Y then this is how Z would react..."

                        That sort of thing.
                        This sounds like the format used in Return of the Scarlet Empress. While I found the book instructive, like a book-long storytelling chapter, I seem to recall a less than warm reception?


                        The Lunar Castebooks fan project - Complete! (Changing, Full, No, and Casteless)

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tikor View Post
                          This sounds like the format used in Return of the Scarlet Empress. While I found the book instructive, like a book-long storytelling chapter, I seem to recall a less than warm reception?
                          I think it was more the subject matter as opposed to the format that caused people to take issue with the book. Iirc, several plots in the book took agency away from various exalted, several exalted were revealed to be secretly evil this whole time, most of the Sidereals died like chumps instead of going out like glorious demigods, and so on.

                          I believe Crusaders of the Machine God from Time of Tumult in 1e was fairly well received and I know previous devs were quoted as liking that format and I think it’s fairly similar in form to RotSE, so...


                          ....

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            It seemed half the Direction chapters in the Empress Book were well planned and good, and the other half were all over the place and not as well thought out.

                            I’m also thinking of an alternate present were the Great houses get driven From The Blessed Isle, maybe an alliance of Enemies beat them combined with treason (Iselsi anyone). It would be interesting to see each house form their own Empire/Nation in a specific corner of Creation like Peleps taking the vast 5 Elements Armadas with them to conquer Wave Crest and trying to seize the Caul, while Ragara smuggles vast riches and horde of potent Artifacts to carve a huge chunk of the Hundred Kingdoms. While Mnemon refuses to Abandon the Isle to its enemies and goes to ground. Literally. They populate underground Colonies, making trade with be Mountainfolk and smuggling vast populations of faithful Immaculate families harnessing their numbers to repair abandoned Mountainfolk Cities and Stranger Ruins.

                            Lot of potential in such a setting!


                            It is a time for great deeds!

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X