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  • Originally posted by 99wattr89 View Post
    1. The core book mentions that those studying the Deathlords estimate there are 5-12, so given that there are many other gods and spirits who are both very powerful and connected intimately with death and the Underworld, how do they identify potential Deathlords?
    "Some ghosts call this entity a 'Deathlord,' whatever that is."

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    Do they have a means of testing or probing an entity for a metaphysical quality common between Deathlords but not other denizens of the Underworld?
    They have no obvious evidence that there is such a quality, and anyone who theorizes the existence of such a quality is unlikely to be in any position to test it.

    Originally posted by 99wattr89 View Post
    Or is this based on actually infiltrating the Underworld and observing behaviours?
    That sounds like something player characters might do.

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    2. Other than the Deathlords, who is actually aware of the existance or nature of the Neverborn?
    A few particularly old spirits, Lunars, and Sidereals will have heard of them (and presumably a few other scholars), but it's a relatively esoteric bit of trivia with little bearing on one's activities in Creation.

    Originally posted by 99wattr89 View Post
    3. How did the Neverborn end up trapped in the Labyrinth beneath the Underworld?
    Insofar as it's ever going to be relevant in play, we'll reassess this when we start development on Abyssals.

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    4. In terms of metaphysics, what prevents their leaving the Labyrinth? Could some part of a Neverborn escape, like the remnants of a fetich soul or some other fragment?
    See #3. Note that the game-design reasons why the Neverborn remain in the Labyrinth are similar to Vance's explanation in post #1779 above as to why the Yozis can't break out of Hell. If you have a cool story about the Neverborn breaking into Creation that will be entertaining and engaging for your players, feel free to tell it at your table.


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    • Originally posted by Snakesandsuns View Post
      So I have a question about Exigence, as in the Exigence itself. What is an Exigence, if I am the god of paperweights and The Unconquered Sun gave me one what does he give me? It has been stated it is can be stolen or sold so is it a object (or stored in a object)? Are they all unique or are the all similar?
      Simply put, the Unconquered Sun bestows upon the petitioning god a portion of the Exigence, which a lesser god can use to create an Exaltation. We have spoken of these portions of the Exigence as divine fire. This is to some extent a metaphor, but it's a useful visual. They are not physical objects. A god can obtain one from another god through trade or theft, but it's not something that just anyone could pick up.

      Could the other Incarnae make their own versions (and choose not to) of Exigence or is this something only Sol can do?
      Go ask them!

      Also what role does the Sidereals play in the lives of Exigents? Considering they have some sort of prison for ‘illegal’ ones in Pneuma under the Nail.
      Monitoring illicit trade in Exigence and punishing gods involved is part of the Sidereals' remit, as if they didn't have enough to do already. The operation in Pneuma is much more an Immaculate Order thing than a Bureau of Destiny thing.


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      • Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
        Were members of the Niobraran Alliance allies of the Exalted Host during the Divine Revolution, or was there an element of revanchism in their cause?
        Some may have been allies, some may have been enemies, some may have been uninvolved.


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        • Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
          Hey Vance, in the highly unlikely, but possible, event that a second circle demon is given the task of taking an infernal exaltation to the candidate (assuming the coajutor is still a thing, I hope it is). what would happen to the Yozi in question? Would it count as the demon dying effectively? Still count as existing?
          Sounds like a good question for the Storyteller who decides to have that happen in their game!


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          • Originally posted by Gonzo View Post
            Hello devs. Is Compass Autocthonia compatible with Ex3?
            Alchemicals is far enough off that we haven't begun talking about Autochthonia in any level of detail, but I like it.


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            • Have there been some drastic changes in what was revealed about Getimians or that we can assume that most of what we know (each containing a Loom of Fate, pattern spiders in their spine, yin/yang Essence based charmset, Getimian Alchemy, etc) is mostly still valid?


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              • Originally posted by LostLight View Post
                Have there been some drastic changes in what was revealed about Getimians or that we can assume that most of what we know (each containing a Loom of Fate, pattern spiders in their spine, yin/yang Essence based charmset, Getimian Alchemy, etc) is mostly still valid?
                Largely, yes.

                I'm not sure it was ever said they actually contain a Loom of Fate - that's not a literal thing, but a metaphor for the kind of things you can do with internal alchemy when you're a reality-warping demigod with pattern spiders nesting in your viscera.

                Getimian Alchemy may be folded into Charms, or it may be distinct subsystem. At this point, it just depends on what the cleanest and most playable execution of the idea is.


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                • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                  Largely, yes.

                  I'm not sure it was ever said they actually contain a Loom of Fate - that's not a literal thing, but a metaphor for the kind of things you can do with internal alchemy when you're a reality-warping demigod with pattern spiders nesting in your viscera.

                  Getimian Alchemy may be folded into Charms, or it may be distinct subsystem. At this point, it just depends on what the cleanest and most playable execution of the idea is.
                  Wait so Getimians don't have their own "self-loom" in their spines?
                  Damn... gotta admit I found that idea amazing and crazy
                  But based off your comment they *do* still have loom spoders crawling in their spine aswell yeah?


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                  • Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
                    Wait so Getimians don't have their own "self-loom" in their spines?
                    Damn... gotta admit I found that idea amazing and crazy
                    But based off your comment they *do* still have loom spoders crawling in their spine aswell yeah?
                    It's an apt metaphor, but they don't have a literal Loom in there. If you cut one in half, threads aren't going to spill out.


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                    • Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
                      Can spirits use Martial Arts Charms that require payment of anima levels?

                      ​e: and, y'know, other possible supernatural martial artists that don't have anima banners.
                      Also, since this was also missed in page updates

                      Is the Evasion bonus from Furiously Stalling Destiny only against 1 foe? It has a duration of 'until next turn' and nothing about it says the Evasion isn't just generally +1. However...

                      Her first attack against that enemy on or before her next turn
                      adds one die of post-soak damage if withering, or one die of damage if decisive. If she makes a
                      gambit, she adds an automatic success on the attack and Initiative rolls instead. The bonuses
                      from multiple uses of this Charm against the same enemy stack; they’re lost if the stylist attacks
                      a different enemy.
                      ​This bit seems to suggest that it is meant to be used only against a single foe. Also, does the Evasion boost stack, or just the damage bonus against...well, whatever enemy this applies to?

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                      • Originally posted by MorsRattus View Post
                        Can spirits use Martial Arts Charms that require payment of anima levels?

                        ​e: and, y'know, other possible supernatural martial artists that don't have anima banners.
                        No. Can't pay what you don't have.


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                        • Is the Evasion bonus from Furiously Stalling Destiny only against 1 foe? It has a duration of 'until next turn' and nothing about it says the Evasion isn't just generally +1. However...

                          Her first attack against that enemy on or before her next turn
                          adds one die of post-soak damage if withering, or one die of damage if decisive. If she makes a
                          gambit, she adds an automatic success on the attack and Initiative rolls instead. The bonuses
                          from multiple uses of this Charm against the same enemy stack; they’re lost if the stylist attacks
                          a different enemy.


                          ​This bit seems to suggest that it is meant to be used only against a single foe. Also, does the Evasion boost stack, or just the damage bonus against...well, whatever enemy this applies to?
                          Furiously Stalling Destiny is getting cleaned up in editing; its Duration should be Instant. The +1 Evasion bonus applies only against the attack you declare it against; the part that stacks is the damage bonus.


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                          • is it possible for an exalt or other being to go above 10 Essence?

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                            • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                              Largely, yes.

                              I'm not sure it was ever said they actually contain a Loom of Fate - that's not a literal thing, but a metaphor for the kind of things you can do with internal alchemy when you're a reality-warping demigod with pattern spiders nesting in your viscera.
                              The previous devs mentioned Getimians having internal Looms once or twice, which's where the fandom got the idea.


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                              • Originally posted by Daeth View Post
                                is it possible for an exalt or other being to go above 10 Essence?
                                10 is the maximum.


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