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  • Crumplepunch
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    Your Headcanon

    Tell me about your headcanon.
    Last edited by Crumplepunch; 10-21-2015, 07:48 AM.

  • Crop Weaver
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    When the Solar Deliberative was formed the choice of the 1st initiative was crucial. A Zenith proposed to make the reduction of infant mortality in Creation by 99% their 1st mission, spawning 15 years. It was an impartial project, simple in its formulation, and was unanimously adopted.

    It laid the foundation to deploy health institutions across the world, improve education, and drastically improved overall happiness everywhere as well as set into Jade the support for the Deliberative in the peoples mind.

    Also while it was done within half the timeline it sprouted so many local challenges that a welfare committee was soon created and ran the greatest projects of the first hundred years of the Deliberative.

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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
    Was 100% behind ya right up until that last sentence. I feel like it’s easy enough to view someone as sinister because they consider sacrificing a cat or calling on strange alien gods as a necessary step in solving a problem in their lives.

    Well, perhaps I overemphasized with the last line there. I definitely agree that sorcerers get up to plenty of shady stuff even without demon summoning to have a bad reputation. Perhaps a better way to put the idea would be to say that the control spell effects of someone with Demon of the First Circle are the icing on the cake when it comes to that impression.

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  • LeTipex
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    In the Dynasty, it is seen as polite to either state your age directly or to reference it when introducing yourself. When one doesn't, it is equivalent to assuming that either you are already famous enough that everybody knows approximately how old one is, or that one is by far the eldest in the group. This helps navigate the complex relations of a dynastic family, where apparent age might vary depending on whether one is Exalted or not.

    On the Blessed Isle, the geomancy is so perfectly controlled that sundays are almost always sunny.

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    Was 100% behind ya right up until that last sentence. I feel like it’s easy enough to view someone as sinister because they consider sacrificing a cat or calling on strange alien gods as a necessary step in solving a problem in their lives.

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  • Kelly Pedersen
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    While the various summoning spells (Demon of the First/Second/Third Circle, Summon Elemental, etc.) don't have mechanical benefits for being chosen as a control spell, they are nonetheless capable of being such (basically, a control spell is the spell that you learn first when learning sorcery, and it ends up flavoring your essence permanently). In fact, Demon of the First Circle and Summon Elemental are roughly tied as the most common control spell among NPC sorcerers. Each has distinctive effects as control spells: Summon Elemental tends to cause all elemental effects to gain just a little bit of "intelligence" and self-direction when near the sorcerer, and these effects make life slightly more convenient to the sorcerer - flames leap and grow when they feel cold, a herb they are seeking the forest rustles its leaves to attract their attention, a cool breeze gives them a moment's respite in the desert, and so on. Demon of the First Circle, on the other hand, causes a faint clashing, like the sound of distant brazen bells, whenever the sorcerer speaks, and sunlight reflecting off their clothing or refracting through transparent objects they carry sometimes takes on a green tint. More significantly, the various circumstances for demons leaving Malfeas become slightly more likely around such a sorcerer, and, in fact, there are a couple of types of demons for whom "a sorcerer learns Demon of the First Circle as their control spell" are the conditions that allow them to escape Malfeas. It is this latter effect that contributes a great deal to sorcerers' sinister reputation though much of Creation.

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  • Accelerator
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    A thing I thought of.


    In the first few months of a Sidereal exaltation and they are brought to heaven, they're given no responsibilities. No work. Not even training.

    This is due to the squalor of creation and the sheer wealth in heaven. 99% of the place is farmers and ordinary craftsman. The entrance into the wealth and splendour of heaven, is an insane culture shock to them. Much like how celebrities often fall into drugs and alcohol and lottery winners finding themselves spending all their winnings, the new sidereals go on a bender that a dragonblooded would envy.

    After the orientation time, it's time for work.

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  • TheCountAlucard
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    Originally posted by Accelerator View Post
    Ligier of the green sun is a slightly nicer version of fate stay nights gilgamesh. With a green tint. The arrogance and attitude? Totally alike.
    I don’t see that kind of person crossing the infinite Cecelyne just to answer the invitation of a mortal queen or smith.

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  • Accelerator
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    Ligier of the green sun is a slightly nicer version of fate stay nights gilgamesh. With a green tint. The arrogance and attitude? Totally alike.

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  • Clophiroth
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    Originally posted by Lioness View Post
    I subscribe to this intepretation.
    I also approve this interpretation.





    Headcanon. The reason so many Solars go barechested (Volfer, Demetheus, Panther) is because the fight for justice and righteousness, and to cover those pecs would be a crime :P

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  • Lioness
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    Originally posted by HamSandLich View Post
    Wait, so does that mean that after the Empress disappeared, the Legion of Silence could have quietly gone insane and become semi-nude hedonistic bodybuilders like the Pillarstodes?!
    I subscribe to this intepretation.

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  • Uknown DarkLord
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    Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
    While the popular view among the layfolk is that the Solar and Lunar Anathema stole their power from the moon and sun, many Immaculates understand that they are in fact Exalted. The whys and wherefors of that are, I suspect, fertile ground for doctrinal debate.
    Headcannon: There is a particular religious dragonblooded immaculate monk who has his own "Pit of Despair" torture chamber who has bribed the local chapter of the Wyld hunt to bring in anathema alive. He hasn't had much success yet. But he intends to try to torture out of any anathema caught to get their perspective on exaltation. He essentially wants to publish within the Immaculate Order and become a religious authority within it. He has yet to torture any Zeniths or Lunars and thus hasn't heard of any personal visions or visits by the incarnae. But that will definitely be a shock to him when he finds out.

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  • JohnDoe244
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    Originally posted by Uknown DarkLord View Post

    I have trouble imagining that any of the primordials would be able imagine perspectives outside their own. Also, sounds like the games that the Primordials played were mostly boring. Because the spirits for the most part did their jobs. Unless they took turns playing as the Unconquered Sun and other incarnae.

    But still, if the spirits were getting so upset about how the Primordials were breaking stuff and making things harder for them to do their jobs, then wouldn't roleplaying as the spirits help them understand that the spirits didn't like what they as Primordials were doing?
    Maybe the Primordials broke stuff and made it harder to do their jobs via the games.

    Say you are a Northern God of Walruses, but Theion needs a new character for his war game in the South (having forgotten the Southern War God isn't as good at tanking hits from Hesiesh as he is). Theion doesn't really know what a Walrus is, but the Silver Dragon says "it's kinda like a cow". Now you're thousands of miles from your domain, being shoehorned into a really weird role for you, forcing the South out of the natural order whilst your domain goes unattended (and now you've got a weird nose-ring for some reason).
    Last edited by JohnDoe244; 12-06-2019, 07:52 PM.

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  • habitableexoplanet
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    Originally posted by Uknown DarkLord View Post

    To expound on this, what sets the Games apart that makes this possible? Cause wouldn't they be able to create and control their "characters" out in the formless wyld?
    Would you want to play a game of Exalted set entirely in the formless Wyld?

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  • Uknown DarkLord
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    Originally posted by habitableexoplanet View Post

    The key thing to remember is that many of the scenarios we play out in Exalted, and even to a greater extent in some other games (like whichever early version the Primordials were playing, maybe) is that they can be really fun to play but not to experience in real life. If fixing the Primordial's mess involved life-threatening danger, pain, etc. but also interesting decisions, then they would have fun playing and not notice the problem.
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    To expound on this, what sets the Games apart that makes this possible? Cause wouldn't they be able to create and control their "characters" out in the formless wyld?

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