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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    It's probably going to remain, because it's iconic and fun, but we haven't actually started sketching out the Sidereal Charm set yet; Exigents come first....
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  • Eric Minton
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    Nothing canonical comes to mind offhand, but there's nothing in the setting indicating that earth elementals are less inclined to humanlike shapes than other elementals....
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  • Eric Minton
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    Don't underestimate the simple human power of herd mentality. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rout)...
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  • Eric Minton
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    Unknown. Probably mostly propaganda, but not guaranteed to be entirely propaganda.

    It's not something we plan to detail in the game line unless a specific formulation turns out to lead to interesting gameable outcomes. Otherwise we'd rather leave it in the hands of Storytellers and players when needed for a specific story, or (most likely) just remaining unknown at your table because it's not relevant to what's going on in your actual play....
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  • Eric Minton
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    It certainly can happen for a specific Solar NPC if it makes for a good story. It isn't an inevitable occurrence for every single Solar NPC who gets imprisoned....
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  • Eric Minton
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    β€œIt is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, 'And this too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!” ― Abraham Lincoln
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  • Eric Minton
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    This is something that PCs get to do, and it's purely for gameplay reasons. That's because "garbage Storyteller imprisons your character indefinitely while the other PCs get to go out and have fun adventures" is a known failure state for dysfunctional player groups in RPGs. It's not a statement about the setting, and does not apply to NPCs (or to PCs when the player is actually cool with playing out an imprisonment scenario)....
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  • Eric Minton
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    The West was hard to access because the prevailing winds and currents hadn't been well-charted, and the routes were obstructed by monsters, hostile spirit courts, and the like. Daring Exalted heroes were able to bring ships to and from the West despite these obstructions. It was a century ago that the Realm charted and cleared some trade lanes to the point that mortal crews could reliably make the journey. We may spell this out more clearly in Eight Directions if word count allows....
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  • Eric Minton
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    Note also that the First Deliberative and the Second Deliberative were distinct entities, much like the Roman Empire vis-a-vis the Holy Roman Empire.
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  • Eric Minton
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    We're going to try to include some sort of map for every splatbook going forward, but we don't have our map plans for Exigents set in stone yet. (Though we've learned from Lunars, and we intend to have whatever map we settle on be at least partly developed before the Exigents Kickstarter begins.)...
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  • Eric Minton
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    It's mostly a linear process. While the dev team does discuss future books among ourselves, we don't have time and opportunity to actively develop material for books that won't come out until later in the development cycle (and which may indeed never be approved by Onyx Path and White Wolf). And we certainly can't pay writers to create material for books which aren't far enough along for us to prepare their contracts!...
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  • Eric Minton
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    It varies from prefecture to prefecture, but it's unusual for literally every single Dynastic household in any sizable prefecture to belong to the same Great House. A Great House's ancestral home typically leans heavily toward that house, such as Chanos Prefecture's Dynastic residents being mostly Sesuses, but even there you'll find exceptions for various reasons. And Arjuf Dominion is so large and rich and ancient and well-traveled that you'll find households from a variety of houses there; some are specifically called out in the Arjuf write-up in The Realm....
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  • Eric Minton
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    The original outline for The Realm had only six chapters, with the Caul included in one of the other chapters. Breaking the Caul out into its own chapter came relatively late in development, at which point we needed to add a new chapter fiction when the chapter fictions for the first six chapters were already written. A coda for a side character seemed the best way to attach this additional chapter fiction to the overall narrative spine....
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  • Eric Minton
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    Right now we have enough scheduled books on our plate that it doesn't make sense to speculate about hypothetical books. ...
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  • Eric Minton
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    That sounds like a decision for the Storyteller....
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