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  • #16
    Honestly, I think most governments would have a few Scions that various departments stay in contact with. Mostly they inform the Scions in question about problems.

    I do like the idea of government having Special Agents who are told "So you're gonna be interacting with Scions, you MAY get caught up in their bullshit, here's some basic classes on how to take care of yourself. Please refer to our pamphlet: 'Oh Bugger, You're A Supporting Character'."

    Edit: Mostly, the thing I go with with government agencies and Scions is that there's an unspoken rule that the Divine handles the Divine. A police station may get reports of Strange Murders, and the Chief calls up a known Scion in the area to tell them "So we have reports of strange murders. I would REALLY appreciate it if this problem were to just go away. You know, if you have time"
    Last edited by Kyman201; 06-17-2019, 02:01 AM.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
      Honestly, I think most governments would have a few Scions that various departments stay in contact with. Mostly they inform the Scions in question about problems.

      I do like the idea of government having Special Agents who are told "So you're gonna be interacting with Scions, you MAY get caught up in their bullshit, here's some basic classes on how to take care of yourself. Please refer to our pamphlet: 'Oh Bugger, You're A Supporting Character'."
      The Laundry Files are really an excellent source on how government agencies would interact with weird bullshit.

      And I think it would be a fascinating campaign if the party consists of members of the same government agency who interacts with Scions, only for them to be revealed/turned into Scions themselves over the course of the campaign...

      Edit: Mostly, the thing I go with with government agencies and Scions is that there's an unspoken rule that the Divine handles the Divine. A police station may get reports of Strange Murders, and the Chief calls up a known Scion in the area to tell them "So we have reports of strange murders. I would REALLY appreciate it if this problem were to just go away. You know, if you have time"
      And that's where a federal government agency that keeps track of Scions and the supernatural would be really useful, since they could help with finding the right Scion for the right problem.


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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jürgen Hubert View Post

        The Laundry Files are really an excellent source on how government agencies would interact with weird bullshit.
        Your initial post reminded me of the second Laundry Files book where they utilize the framework of a Jame Bond story to get the bad guy.

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        • #19
          After all the comments, I would have to say, it’s possible that they would establish an contingency, similar to a radiation contingency, for exposing agents to Scion and Mythic to avoid extended fatebinding. Of course they would need to deal with Sions with Fate Purview and Prophets, that would be treated as specialists, studying the cases and doing their magic.

          Of course they would be extra cautious about the fatebound, as fate is far from a localised issue, with scions ending up in offices of relocated personnel just because of fate.

          That’s not what I would use on my stories, I would use government agents more like a SCP Foundation than a S.H.I.E.L.D., when dealing with monsters and weird effects. In the end they want to build a sensation of security and stability to the population, and having Minotauro around is not very safe...

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