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  • #16
    I posted some more details on character creation in the first post. I'll copy them here as well:

    Character Creation Rules
    - Create a Starting Character of either Dragonblooded (prefered), Lunar, Sidereal, Solar. Character should be less than 50 years old.
    - Character must be based in either the Blessed Isle or a Realm Controlled Territory (except the Imperial City). Characters can not be in the same location.
    - Character must be pragmatic enough to work with Dragonblooded/Anathema. Your character must be wiling to participate in an Eclipse Oath
    - Celestial Characters must be passing as mortal.
    - Character must be part of the conspiracy to control the Scarlet Throne.
    - Character must care about the fate of the Realm. No Lookshy Spies or any other character that just wants to watch the realm burn.

    If you wish to join the game, do the following:

    1. Fill out the spoilered questionaire on your potential character(s). If you don't know something, you can leave it blank
    2. If playing a Celestial Exalt, have a secondary Dragonblooded Concept. If the game grows too Celestial Heavy, we will switch to all Dragonblooded to make things fair.
    3. Create a Ex2 character based on starting character rules. Post a pdf of the character sheet linked to google drive or some other cloud storage. You can use an Anathema Character Sheet or one of Mr. Gone's Interactive PDFs.



    Name:
    Character Concept: One Sentence Summary of your Concept
    Location:
    Splat:
    Aspect/Caste:
    House/Faction/other organizational membership:
    Motivation: I'll let you adjust this over the course of the first few letters.
    Backstory: Where does your character come from? How did they Exalt? What is important to them? How did they get to their current location? Any other backstory information

    Backgrounds:
    Important NPCs:
    Strongest Attribute:
    Weakest Attribute:
    Strongest Skills:
    Other Details: Anything else you want us to know about your character?
    Last edited by wonderandawe; 10-26-2016, 07:49 PM.


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    • #17
      Other Character Creation Notes
      • All Characters regardless of splat will be using the Solar Bonus Points table on page 85 in the Ex2 core Book.
      • All Character regardless of splat will be using the Solar XP table, on page 274 in the Ex2 Core Book.
      • All Backgrounds will be rewarded by the ST based on your letter writing.
      • Sidereal Character Astrology College Ratings will be based on their Ability Score in the college's corresponding ability.
      • Sidereals will get one free Scope 2, Duration 3 (10 years), Endurance 3 Resplendent Destiny at Character Creation. Any Additional Resplendent Destinies will require Astrology Rolls.
      • Lunar Knacks will cost 10 XP per Knack with a 1 Month Training time.
      • Lunars get two animal forms in addition to the totem form at character creation without buying the Heart's blood Background. (Free one point Heart's Blood Background)
      • Dragonblooded may buy backgrounds up to four without spending Bonus points.
      • Solars, since they are not fresh from the Jade Prison, do not have First Age Past Life Memories to draw from.
      Last edited by wonderandawe; 10-26-2016, 11:01 PM.


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      • #18
        Nevermind then. I'm not a particularly big fan of 2nd ed anymore, and Comet was originally only in her early thirties, but that didn't make thematic sense to me. I am sorry for overshooting the scope of your game.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by LazzerusThanatos View Post
          Nevermind then. I'm not a particularly big fan of 2nd ed anymore, and Comet was originally only in her early thirties, but that didn't make thematic sense to me. I am sorry for overshooting the scope of your game.
          I completely understand disliking Ex3. If the other Ex3 Splats were out, we'd be playing those.


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          • #20
            Name: Quelaana Ferem
            Character Concept: Theatre Troupe Martial artist
            Location: Cheraki (For now)
            Splat: Dragon-Blooded
            Aspect/Caste: Wood
            House/Faction/other organizational membership: House Ferem, Magistracy, Theatre Troupe
            Motivation: Bring the Realm to its True Glory
            Backstory: I tend to create Backstory through play so I'll say what I have for now: Quelaana knows Dreaming Pearl Courtesan From her God Mentor, is a Double agent for Cheraki and the Magistrate (Dark secret 5), Runs a Theatre Troupe for money and Spy/Magistrate work. Quelaana tends to travel a lot but will start at her Hometown for now.

            Backgrounds: Breeding 3, Resources 3, Mentor 2 (God of Theatric Fighting), Manse 1 (Prism of focused Passion), Artifact 2 (Jade Bracers/ Silken Armor), Family 1 (Ferem Helkar),
            Connections 2 (Magistracy/Intelligence), Henchmen 2 [Mai:Performance (Theatre assistant/Actor), Rei:Stealth (Fly on the wall), Yuuta: Craft (Prop Master)], Backing 4 (Theatre Troupe)
            Important NPCs: Hideki Peleps (Magistrate Spymaster), Hymn of Solace (God mentor of Theatric Fighting)
            Strongest Attribute: Dexterity, Charisma
            Weakest Attribute: Perception, Intelligence
            Strongest Skills: Martial arts, Performance
            Other Details: Because I used the immaculate martial artist template I don't have much of anything supernatural outside of combat so my first couple letters might be bloody. I almost made my Mentor Five Days Darkness but he's too much Devil's deal for a game like this.

            P.S. Names are hard :C

            https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_b...ew?usp=sharing
            Last edited by Eura; 10-30-2016, 06:32 AM.

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            • #21
              We got three characters so far:

              Mnemon Aisa - BlueWinds
              Dragonblooded - Air Aspect
              Heptagram, Blessed Isle

              Ferem ​Quelaana - Eura
              Dragonblooded - Wood Aspect
              Cheraki, North

              ??? - Volivat
              Solar - Twilight
              Arjuf, Blessed Isle

              ??? - AtG

              If we can get three or four character total, we can start the game next weekend. I am going to post some details about the different NPC throne candidates this weekend. And maybe a map of where everyone is located.

              The format is flexible enough to add new players to the game/conspiracy as needed. If it ends up being completely Dragonbloodoed game, I may switch the NPC stationed at the Imperial Court to a Mortal who is totally not a Sidereal.
              Last edited by wonderandawe; 10-27-2016, 11:54 AM.


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              • #22
                Do you mind if I just use some placeholders for the different names for the time being. I like to think about them a bit more than I can do right now and I dont want to loose out on joining this cool pbp game So let me know if its fine or not?

                Name: Whispering Twilight
                Character Concept: Scheming Sorcerer
                Backup Concept: Officer in a recalled legion / Ledaal Darino
                Location: Arjuf
                Splat: Solar
                Aspect/Caste: Twilight
                House/Faction/other organizational membership: Member of the 12th Legion,
                Motivation: Rescue the realm by usurping the power into a celestial exalt friendly/controlled regime.

                Backstory: After escaping the wyld hunt sent after him, Whispering Twilight was determined to seek revenge one day on the Realm. Years passed as he made a living on the run from potential hunters. Witnessing enemies of creation both internal and external, he swore to do all in his power to prevent creation from being destroyed.
                When he heard of the massive recall of legions from the threshold he sensed the Realm`s weakness and seized the opportunity. Swiftly locating a legion being recalled he installed himself as the manservant of a skilled and promising officer with good ties to the general. This legion has been stationed outside of Arjuf since making landfall in the Realm…

                Backgrounds:
                Ally 3 - Ledaal Darino - Promising officer with close ties to the general of the 11th Legion
                Resources 2 - Manservant Salary
                Contacts 2 - 12th legion

                Important NPCs: Ledaal Darino - Officer in the 12th Legion, General of the Legion, Dragonlords, Important characters in Arjuf and the leader of House of Bells.
                Strongest Attribute: Intelligence, Manipulation
                Weakest Attribute: Strength
                Strongest Skills: Occult, Presence
                Other Details:

                Char Sheet for Ally: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5T...ew?usp=sharing


                Char Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5T...ew?usp=sharing
                Last edited by Volivat; 12-06-2016, 12:51 PM.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Volivat View Post
                  Do you mind if I just use some placeholders for the different names for the time being. I like to think about them a bit more than I can do right now and I dont want to loose out on joining this cool pbp game So let me know if its fine or not?
                  It's fine. I have trouble coming up with names too. I suggest http://www.behindthename.com/ for name options.

                  I'm really glad someone has some connection to the legions. Kind of hard to run a civil war game without at least one person with the Legions.

                  Does the General in your legion know your character is a Solar?


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                  • #24
                    He does. I am contemplating having him be completely brainwashed or actually persuaded to be on the Solars side and a willing ally. Not sure yet.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Volivat View Post
                      He does. I am contemplating having him be completely brainwashed or actually persuaded to be on the Solars side and a willing ally. Not sure yet.

                      As we have other Dragonblooded as PCs in this game. I would prefer not have the Dragonblooded General be brainwashed.


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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by wonderandawe View Post


                        As we have other Dragonblooded as PCs in this game. I would prefer not have the Dragonblooded General be brainwashed.

                        Sure thing. On a further note, should I abstain from the powerful social charms then?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Volivat View Post

                          Sure thing. On a further note, should I abstain from the powerful social charms then?
                          Depends on whether you think you'll need them. Powerful social charms could be useful against obtrusive Dragonblooded. A brainwashed ally may make your other Dragonblooded Allies nervous.


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                          • #28
                            Here is book locations on the various candidates for the Scarlet Throne. In case anyone wants to incorporate them into their letters.

                            Candidates for the Scarlet Throne

                            Mnemon Aisa
                            PC Candidate

                            Mnemon
                            Strongest Front Runner. Believes the Scarlet Throne is her birthright.
                            Ex2 Core pg. 47
                            The Return of the Scarlet Empress pg. 19
                            Scrolls of the Exalts pg. 88-89
                            Manual of Exalted Power: Dragonblooded pg. 38

                            Tepet Ejava – The Roseblack
                            Charismatic young military hero reminiscent of the Early Scarlet Empress
                            Ex2 Core pg. 48
                            The Return of the Scarlet Empress pg. 19
                            Scrolls of the Exalts pg. 110-111
                            Manual of Exalted Power: Dragonblooded pg. 48

                            Other Players

                            Ledaal Kes
                            Superior Gateway Player. Hothead.
                            Ex2 Core pg. 48

                            Ragara Bhagwei
                            Master of the Heptagram, Disinterested in Politics
                            The Return of the Scarlet Empress pg. 20

                            Cathak Cainan
                            Too old for throne. His support could legitimize one candidate for the Throne
                            Ex2 Core Book pg. 49
                            Manual of Exalted Power: Dragonblooded pg. 30
                            The Return of the Scarlet Empress pg. 20

                            V’Neef Bijar
                            Dark Horse candidate. Focused on unlocking the Imperial Manse
                            Ex2 Core Book pg. 49
                            Manual of Exalted Power: Dragonblooded pg. 48
                            The Return of the Scarlet Empress pg. 20

                            Regent Fokuf
                            Mortal Regent


                            Don't worry, the Scarlet Empress will not be making a return in this adventure.
                            Last edited by wonderandawe; 10-28-2016, 01:35 PM.


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                            • #29
                              Also, even though we are playing Ex2, we will be using the Ex3 Calendar. I want the seasons to make sense.

                              The first letter will be sent RY 767 at the beginning of Ascending Air.


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                              • #30
                                You forgot Kes, and Bijar was in the core book pg. 49. I'd love a regent Fokuf Victory but that seems a little too difficult. I'll be exploring options with Roseblack at the start.

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