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  • DeadMan
    started a topic Book of Oblivion

    Book of Oblivion

    So is there any clue as to when this book will be coming out. I have seen the links here that show the two articles that describe it but those are kind of old now, and it would be nice to see an update or even a release date.


  • The Gentleman Gamer
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    Just to be sure we weren't barking up the wrong tree with the use of "the Hood" to describe the modern name for "the Shade" in the Dark Kingdom of Ivory, I've been doing some additional research and have spoken to the writer of that chapter. We've discussed, and while "the Hood" is common parlance in South Africa and a few other West African nations, we've added "Komboni" as an alternative name, which is the old and present name for the slums of Zambia.

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  • tasti man LH
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    Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
    Ah, thank you. I figured gold was theirs so I guess they get two?
    Yeah, they got both.

    I presume there is a note somewhere about its impact on Werewolf crossovers?
    There is not, no.

    Although the way how it's described, my impression has always been that, despite the name, they aren't actually the materials from the Skinlands side. So if you managed to bring a True Silver weapon across the Shroud and into the Skinlands, I don't think it's supposed to work like regular silver on a werewolf.

    In general there isn't a whole lot of crossover bits, nor are they REALLY a major focus. There's some token stuff, like hinting at Mirrorlands wraiths' interactions with the Samedi bloodline, the tense relationship between Flint wraiths and Uktena werewolves, stuff like that.

    The only real substantial bit of crossover (ergo involving mechanics and setting) is the Arcane Storm. Basically, it's a Tempest non-Maelstrom storm that's caused whenever a mage dies and becomes a wraith, the act of their Avatar leaving their body creates a storm.

    ...and naturally changelings get nothing.

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Ah, thank you. I figured gold was theirs so I guess they get two? I presume there is a note somewhere about its impact on Werewolf crossovers?

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  • tasti man LH
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    Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
    Which area uses True Silver?
    Lands of Gold/South American Underworld.

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Which area uses True Silver?

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  • Aeoris
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    Gaunts are ancient and powerful Wraiths that retain at least one Fetter. Think of them as elders or ancients in Vampire.

    True Obsidian, Jade, Gold, Turquoise, etc. are the localized equivalent of Stygian steel. An example would be the True Jade swords and other weapons of the Dark Kingdom of Jade. They are just as potent as Stygian Steel, just born of a substance more common to the region.

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  • tasti man LH
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    Originally posted by Damian May View Post


    No biggie. If its anything like the previous errata collection threads we've had the vast majority of reported issues won't be changed anyway.
    Well we are using completely different methods of collecting errata...

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  • Damian May
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    Originally posted by muon View Post
    The errata form has been closed. (I missed the chance to tell them the word "gaunt" still hasn't been defined, as are True Obsidian, True Silver, True Gold, and True Turquoise.)

    No biggie. If its anything like the previous errata collection threads we've had the vast majority of reported issues won't be changed anyway.

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  • muon
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    The errata form has been closed. (I missed the chance to tell them the word "gaunt" still hasn't been defined, as are True Obsidian, True Silver, True Gold, and True Turquoise.)
    Last edited by muon; 06-11-2019, 05:10 AM.

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  • Eldagusto
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    Using one or the other might not be too jarring, but using both together seems to magnify the peculiarity of their usage.

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
    Yeah the Plantation and Hood thing seemed a weird choice to me. This isn't America why choose those names?
    Plantation agriculture was a big thing in West Africa, by both local rulers and colonial interests, from the 16th to 20th century. Sugar, groundnuts, and palm oil were some of the major commercial crops, from what I understand. Hip hop is also incredibly popular in Africa (especially in Nigeria and Senegal), including a large number of local artists who fuse various American styles with more traditional African musical styles. So it's not inconceivable that the term "hood" might be used, especially it's part of some sort of Potemkin village set up to fool outsiders.

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  • Eldagusto
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    Originally posted by Damian May View Post
    I will say the new version of the DKoI seems super concentrated on coastal regions of Central Western Africa to the detriment of detailing other areas of the continent.

    Using the names Plantation and Hood are weirding me out as they're not terms used in any of the african diaspora here and I'm not sure where they may have been sourced from other than the US ( which would be really weird, why not use one of the hundreds of Shona, Swahili, Igbo etc. words available...hell even French would make more sense....

    Yeah the Plantation and Hood thing seemed a weird choice to me. This isn't America why choose those names?

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  • The Gentleman Gamer
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    There is definitely a focus on West African culture for the Dark Kingdom of Ivory, and that's a for a couple of reasons:

    1.) Africa is a large continent with a multitude of myths and legends, and we preferred to explore a single region over providing light detail to dozens.
    2.) Our writer (Jiba Molei Anderson) is most familiar with West African culture and history.

    As always, feel free to suggest amendments to text via the errata form.

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  • Damian May
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    I will say the new version of the DKoI seems super concentrated on coastal regions of Central Western Africa to the detriment of detailing other areas of the continent.

    Using the names Plantation and Hood are weirding me out as they're not terms used in any of the african diaspora here and I'm not sure where they may have been sourced from other than the US ( which would be really weird, why not use one of the hundreds of Shona, Swahili, Igbo etc. words available...hell even French would make more sense....
    Last edited by Damian May; 06-07-2019, 01:49 AM.

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