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  • Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
    People having a consistent idea of what the canon setting is supposed to be, that's plenty fun.

    If you want to make it your headcanon, great, this is the thread for it, but the default is that there's no sinister neomah conspiracy to produce an army of tiefling cows.
    Yeahnomaybe. I think it's a social contract thing to state how canon you're staying: "100% canon and not deviating from 3e material", "light nuances here and there for the sake of plot, better ask before presuming", or "where we go, we don't need canon". I remember the Doom and Gloam game Vance did back when a Noemah-created kid went awry because shenanigans with the local ley lines, which is probably the best headcanon approach: don't contradict, but expand.

    I'll say it like this: don't do it without a good reasoning, but don't be afraid to use it if you can make it work.

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    • There's been a non-zero number of people over the years who didn't realise that Neomah were supposed to create normal healthy infants and not stitched-together demonic monstrosities. There's a lot of unacknowledged headcanon going around with them due to the lack of impact their ability to create life had on the setting in previous editions.




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      • Originally posted by Lioness View Post
        There's been a non-zero number of people over the years who didn't realise that Neomah were supposed to create normal healthy infants and not stitched-together demonic monstrosities. There's a lot of unacknowledged headcanon going around with them due to the lack of impact their ability to create life had on the setting in previous editions.
        Honestly, that a same-sex couple who wanted a child could summon a demon to make one out of their semen and/or menstrual blood without it being some sort of trap was part of one of my favorite aspects of the presented setting.

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        • Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
          Honestly, that a same-sex couple who wanted a child could summon a demon to make one out of their semen and/or menstrual blood without it being some sort of trap was part of one of my favorite aspects of the presented setting.
          Oooh, right, I skipped that implication. Good catch.

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          • Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
            Honestly, that a same-sex couple who wanted a child could summon a demon to make one out of their semen and/or menstrual blood without it being some sort of trap was part of one of my favorite aspects of the presented setting.
            Or infertile children. No need for dark prayers for a child. Just summon a demon.

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            • Among cultures where sailing is a regular fact of life, there is a slightly-higher-than-average concentration of mortal sorcerers, and the spell they almost all know and have as control is Keel Cleaves the Clouds. The advantages offered by this spell in shipping and combat cannot be overstated, and so there is a constant demand among wealthy captains looking to add a cloud-sailor to their crew. These sorcerers can command hefty fees for their services, creating a sizeable upper class of mages in some particularly wet parts of Creation, particularly the West. Exalted mages can draw an even higher price, as they have greater efficiency and reliability in casting sorcery through Charms, and a high likelihood of having mastered more spells to compliment Keel Cleaves the Clouds. One almost equally ubiquitous spell is Summon Elemental; it is not uncommon of a sailing sorcerer to have groups of Water and Air spirits at the ready to change currents, winds, or even bring the clouds to the ship so they may sail away into the sky, far from enemy cannons.

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              • Much like our moon, Creation's moon has an effect on the tides. This came about long ago, not long after the Divine Revolution. Luna had always been fascinated with the sea, it being an endlessly deep cauldron of challenges to overcome and strange lifeforms to hunt. With the Masters gone and the Exalted running the world, she was free to more deeply pursue this interest. So she began doing what all gods do best, politics. Luna began to work her way into the Departments that controlled the oceans, but even her position as an Incarne did not make this easy. The gods of the ocean were reluctant to give up their power, and the more uncharitable saw Luna's interest more like greed for power. For millenia she was stalled and run about with red tape, but the Argent Madonna is not easily denied. In time, she won a minor position in the Bureau of Ebb and Flow, which decided the nature of the tides. Her spot was mostly ceremonial and advisory, but the Mother Moon's supreme will have her far more clout then the position would normally allow. This was how tides became part of Luna's preview, a fact so minor and comparatively recent that even her Chosen tend to be unaware of it. This does give the Beloved of Luna and Moonsilver some minor tidal powers, but these have yet to be fully explored, though there are vague rumors of an eccentric artificer who regularly engraves wonders of Black Jade with the protean metal.

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                • While it’s not such a well kept secret that it’s unheard of among learned occultists, the Celestial Bureaucracy in general and the Forbidden Manse in particular have an official policy about gods keeping their damn mouths shut about the origins of Creation. The reasons are obvious if you think about it - they worry about the truth leading to Yozi worship.


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                  • While I do think that reproduction by Neomah should generally be risk free, I like the idea of them taking liberties every now and then.

                    The aforementioned cows are mostly normal, but after generations of breeding by demon, their behaviour exhibits some oddities. They gather around mute people and low songs to them, they are wild and uncontrollable during Calibration, and once, a cowherd swore he saw them all turn in unison to the setting sun and bow as a green light flashed into the sky.


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                    • Headcanon: This is an artifact green jade weapon - and you really do NOT want to get hit by it:



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                      • Originally posted by Crumplepunch View Post
                        While I do think that reproduction by Neomah should generally be risk free, I like the idea of them taking liberties every now and then.

                        The aforementioned cows are mostly normal, but after generations of breeding by demon, their behaviour exhibits some oddities. They gather around mute people and low songs to them, they are wild and uncontrollable during Calibration, and once, a cowherd swore he saw them all turn in unison to the setting sun and bow as a green light flashed into the sky.
                        Yeah, as I noted elsewhere the extremely useful thing about minor oddities is that they can make people freak out in ways that becomes the real threat.
                        The livestock are culled out of fear of spiritual corruption, good luck feeding yourself over winter!



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                        • Originally posted by Lioness View Post
                          Yeah, as I noted elsewhere
                          Where? I like culture shocks and people reacting to magic

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                          • Originally posted by Accelerator View Post
                            Where? I like culture shocks and people reacting to magic
                            Right here.

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