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  • Originally posted by Claire Redfield View Post

    I want to say there were other references to things that lived within the Gauntlet itself, but I can't remember where they were. That implies ... well, something strange, at any rate. Perhaps Pangaea was simply condensed into a super-thin spiritual barrier, and might somehow be expanded again. Or maybe there's something else at work.
    The references you recall are the small, fragile and seemingly harmless organisms that live in the Gauntlet from the Mage supplement, Summoners, pp. 61-62.

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    • Originally posted by branford View Post
      The references you recall are the small, fragile and seemingly harmless organisms that live in the Gauntlet from the Mage supplement, Summoners, pp. 61-62.
      Actually I'm pretty sure she was talking about this quote on page 72 of Werewolf 2e.

      Some Uratha tell tales about encountering bizarre entities inside the Gauntlet — ghostly “spirits,” unnatural corpses of no known creature, splashes of blood, and other signs that the barrier is somehow inhabited, always just on the edge of the paralyzed traveler’s senses. Some Cahalith say that when the Sundering rent the Border Marches apart, anything trapped inside was changed as well.
      Last edited by Charlaquin; 04-01-2016, 12:23 PM.


      Going by Willow now, or Wil for short. She/Her/Hers.

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      • Originally posted by Charlaquin View Post

        Actually I'm pretty sure she was talking about this quote on page 72 of Werewolf 2e.

        Possibly. Summoners is still interesting in that it actually provides some depth and even stats to the Gauntlet creatures.

        Dave and Stew definitely need to further explore the Gauntlet ecology and cosmology in upcoming Mage and Werewolf supplements.

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        • Originally posted by nofather View Post
          I suppose like the Firstborn they could have found a new home. If you want to go the Pangaean route for them.
          With influences like they have they can literally create whole Amazon-sized places-that-arent.

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          • Pockets of hidden reality where Pangaea still exists?

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            • So, as promised, an initial draft of Fox's stats. Note that these are NOT official, have NOT been playtested and are the results of me noodling about a bit this afternoon. This is also obviously written prior to the Wise killing her and cracking her heart open.

              Also, prepare for weirdness.


              FOX
              ​Of the Vinca pantheon, Fox is one of the least of the gods. It is not that the Vinca do not *respect* her so much as that their lives have little reason to fall under her attention. She is generally seen as the goddess of small predators, both benign and malign; villagers leave offerings out to foxes and venerate her so that their own small or youngest livestock will not be attacked by foxes, and so that little predators will help scour the area of vermin that might gnaw at crops. She is also respected for her supposed wisdom, and for her association with the colour red: if at all possible, ceramics and objects depicting her are coloured as red as possible with what is available, such as coloured earths.

              Fox is massive and horrifying in appearance. Much of her shape is as a fox would appear, albeit of huge aspect, but there is much that is wrong and alien about her appearance. Her shape, especially her head, sometimes possess strange, straight lines and abnormal angles that make her seem more like the *impression* of a fox drawn into the world; sometimes she has many heads, and sometimes she has no head at all while eyes open all along her limbs and flanks. Her claws and fangs are jagged and incredibly sharp, but Fox does not like to use them; using her natural weapons forces her to act on certain compulsions that she would rather not be chained to. She likes eating human viscera, although she does not like killing to get it; Fox prefers willing sacrifices, sometimes offering a blessing or great wisdom to a beneficiary that the sacrifice cares for in return for their offering.


              Fox, Vermillion and Wise
              Rank 5 Pangaean
              Power 14 Finesse 15 Resistance 13
              Willpower 10 Essence 50
              Initiative 28 Defence 14 Speed 38
              Size 15 Corpus 28

              Influences: Foxes 5, Wisdom 3
              Numina: Awe, Dement, Drain, Emotional Aura, Hallucination, Innocuous, Regenerate, Speed
              Arcana: Mind 5
              Ban: Fox must offer audience and refrain from hostility to anyone who comes to her wearing red, although she is not bound further if the offer of audience is refused or if the visitor acts against her.
              Bane: A weapon crafted with bone taken from three hundred and thirty three different foxes.

              Divine Bleed: The first time in a scene that she suffers Corpus damage, Fox may reflexively use the Awe, Dement, Emotional Aura or Hallucination Numina for free. She may also use the Create power of her Influence (Foxes) for free each time she suffers damage, or she may create a Rank 1 fox spirit instead.

              Eye-Snatcher: Fox's melee attacks inflict the Blind tilt on victims.

              Foxfires: Wherever Fox touches living plant matter, she leaves strange patches of fungus that glow with ephemeral light. These fungi have two effects: their illumination reveals anything nearby that is in Twilight, and Fox herself can perceive anything within the radius of their light. If Fox is killed, all foxfire fungus immediately catches fire and burns for at least an hour with the intensity of a bonfire. Once created, foxfire fungus has a natural lifespan and will eventually die off.

              Lord of Foxes: Fox is aware of the health and emotional state (basic information like fear, pain, hunger, etc) of all foxes within three hundred and thirty three miles of her location. If there are no foxes within that area, she suffers a -3 penalty to all of her Attributes. By touching a dead or incapacitated human, Fox can cause a number of newly-created foxes equal to the human's Stamina to tear their way out of the body and into existence.

              Many Shapes: Fox has four different shapes, all of which possess the same attributes and abilities and which it costs nothing for her to shift to. As well as her large, true shape, Fox can take the form of a normal fox, a normal human, or an otherworldly blend of human and divine fox. Suffering damage in any of these three forms immediately forces her back into her true form. She may also dissolve her true form into a swarm of normal foxes by spending 10 Essence and 2 Willpower points, only one of which is the Pangaean herself; however, for three minutes and thirty three seconds, all of the foxes created in this way appear to be the Pangaean to any supernatural senses and forms of detection.

              Monstrous Form: Fox has Armour 13, and may spend 1 Essence to shrug off any Tilt she experiences. These benefits do not apply to attacks from her Banes.

              Overwhelming Presence: A mortal human who encounters Fox suffers an Integrity breaking point. If this roll is failed, the character gains the Madness persistent condition.

              Red Shift: Attempts to fold space or tamper with the fabric of time that target Fox or affect an area she can physically perceive (including appropriate uses of the Space and Time Arcana) allow Fox to pre-emptively and reflexively change her location by up to three hundred and thirty three miles. This is not actual teleportation, simply the nature of reality correcting itself. If Fox is in the presence of someone using a supernatural power to move forward or backwards in time, or to stop time, the Pangaean may spend 1 point of Willpower to 'tag along' if she wishes, allowing her to arrive at the same point in time or, for example, act normally along with the power's user if they have stopped time.

              Visceral Sacrament: If Fox kills or incapacitates a human character with her melee attacks, she must spend one round consuming the (soon-to-be) corpse's viscera. This grants her 1 point of Willpower and 5 points of Essence.

              Vulpine Rapture: Fox may reflexively cause up to three foxes or Rank 1 fox spirits in her presence each turn to tear themselves apart in a spasm of flesh, spirit and light; she may immediately use the Rapture numen (which she does not normally have access to) against one target for each fox or spirit sacrificed in this way.

              Wisdom-Eater: Whenever a character succeeds at a roll based on Intelligence, Academics or Occult while in the presence of Fox, the Pangaean gains 1 point of Essence. Fox may, if she chooses, also strip the character of a single point of Essence or Mana in the process. If Fox spends 1 Willpower point, she may also initiate a Clash of Wills against the character whereupon, if she is successful, she may tear their soul out and reflexively consume it, giving her the rote quality on her next use of the Mind Arcanum. Upon going to sleep, Fox may spend 1 Willpower point extend the range on this effect for up to three hundred and thirty three miles rather than just her presence.


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              • Expect weirdness indeed...

                EDIT: I love it, so you know


                I'm So Meta Even This Acronym

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                • Fox!! Aw dayum, that is weird and cool as heck.

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                  • Welp, holy crap imagine Urfarah now.

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                    • And this is one of the Lowest Gods. By Urfarah, how did those Mages win...

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                      • Damn, you really got a lot of milage out of that "Many Pangaeans also possess other unique powers over the world" line!

                        Also, I love Fox so much! I'm definitely going to have to find an excuse to use it in a game some time.


                        Going by Willow now, or Wil for short. She/Her/Hers.

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                        • Originally posted by Blakemikizuki View Post
                          And this is one of the Lowest Gods. By Urfarah, how did those Mages win...
                          Based on the fiction, they may have had werewolves helping.

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                          • Originally posted by nofather View Post

                            Based on the fiction, they may have had werewolves helping.
                            Im not so sure about that. They went to FOX peacefully, then when refused they attacked her. If they went with peace in mind why would they bring God killers with them.

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                            • Originally posted by Blakemikizuki View Post
                              They went to FOX peacefully, then when refused they attacked her.
                              It may not have happened immediately afterward. Even back then, preparation was a mage's best friend.

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                              • Originally posted by Blakemikizuki View Post

                                Im not so sure about that. They went to FOX peacefully, then when refused they attacked her. If they went with peace in mind why would they bring God killers with them.
                                I believe that this book will be my new favorite thing. Also, it is just me, or Werewolf: God Killers has a nice ring to it? (maybe Hunters of Gods, this sounds like a new book at least)

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