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  • From the current draft of Heirs to the Shogunate, regarding the sorcery curriculum at secondary schools other than the Heptagram: "The Cloister of Wisdom hosts the most advanced curriculum, teaching sorcery holistically in accordance with doctrine and the Immaculate Dragons’ wisdom. Immaculate sorcerer-monks endure less of the Realm’s prejudices and fears regarding sorcerers, provided they adhere to the Philosophy in all things — particularly in their sorcery."
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  • Yeah, we're freelancers who already work 40+ hours a week at our day jobs; we develop Exalted in our rather limited spare time. I wish we could work faster and more efficiently on Exalted development, but circumstances simply don't allow it....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Honestly, these are all just placeholders; we didn't write up Necromancy years in advance. We'll figure out how it actually works during Abyssals development. The best I can do is tell you my intent when writing this particular QC; please don't take any of this as canonical or binding.[/QUOTE]


    It's deliberately analogous to Spoke the Wooden Face.


    I used Essence as a benchmark, but I can't guarantee that nothing weird will happen if you scale it up to Size 5.


    The war ghost QC is just a regular ghost with combat-related Charms; I wouldn't...
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    The stipend ensures that Dynasts can live in sufficient style to set themselves socially above the patriciate, and to ensure that their children (who may someday Exalt) can be raised in Dynastic style and sent to the proper schools. Much of the reason why house matriarchs strike especially poorly pedigreed families from the house ledgers is to avoid paying the stipend to support children deemed unlikely to Exalt....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Hearteaters and Umbrals yes, Dream-Souled apparently not.


    Hearteaters were largely a historical footnote, but their existence was known. Umbrals are more of an open question.


    The Sidereals' existence and role probably weren't all that secret during the First Age....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    There's no canonical answer because we never spelled this out in What Fire Has Wrought or The Realm, but this seems like a reasonable extrapolation. I don't want to get into specific odds, other than to note that pedigree isn't as granular as the Merits and Flaws involved, but rather a spectrum; two Dynastic Dragon-Blooded of weak pedigree are probably more likely to have Dragon-Blooded children than two outcaste parents....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Finishing reading The Realm
    It's Prof. Farnsworth from Futurama saying "I'm sad now." (Forum software's being difficult about editing attachments for some reason.)...
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Finishing reading The Realm
    ...
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Their odds are many times higher than the average mortal's infinitesimal odds, but still very low....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Finishing reading The Realm
    Eagerly awaiting more!
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to What's Changed Between Editions?
    Third Edition is perfectly fine with magitech aesthetics. They don't even need to be associated with the First Age; your Solar crafter can build armor with glowing Tron lines if you like! The aesthetic just doesn't come with mechanical benefits.
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    The only instance that comes to mind is the Ragara banker illo in Chapter 2 of What Fire Has Wrought....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    The books don't specify one way or the other; feel free to go with whichever you prefer.

    We specify white jade coinage in the art because it presents a consistent visual style that's easy to convey to artists unfamiliar with the source material without adding to the art notes complexity budget. This can be justified in-setting as the Realm having access to a surplus of white jade, whether from the Mountain Folk and/or other Blessed Isle deposits. But as noted above, the books don't specify any of this; it can be disregarded at leisure if you prefer many-colored jade currency....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to The Worst Lunar Totems
    Just to clarify for those who aren't aware, this is a joke; the Evil Overlord List is a product of the early '90s, not the 70s. (Sorry to be pedantic, but it is my earliest source of geek cred. )...
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    There's no such thing as a "blank Exaltation." The origins and nature of the fires of Exigence will be touched on briefly in Exigents: Out of the Ashes, but we won't go into any great detail; if the specifics of the Divine Revolution's events are germane to the story being told at your table, you're better served with free rein to invent the specifics yourself....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Legitimate business means actual legitimate business. You can't say "Fakharu sent me to audit your spirit court" and gain diplomatic immunity unless Fakharu has indeed sent you to audit that spirit court.

    You can attack your host while on legitimate business. However, as stated in the last sentence of the anima power write-up, doing so voids your diplomatic immunity. Likewise, while your host cannot attack you without just cause while you have diplomatic immunity (as per the second sentence of the power write-up), the flip side of this is that if you do provide just cause,...
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Yes.


    No; the Exigence responds only to gods....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    Varies from place to place; throughout most of Creation it's only useful for ornamental purposes, and is typically less valuable than silver. Specific valuation is a matter for the needs of the scenario at hand (or fact declaration rolls)....
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  • Eric Minton
    replied to Ask the Devs v2
    "When a Lunar enters an animal shape, any items or equipment that she is wielding, wearing, or carrying that she can’t use in that animal’s shape are sent Elsewhere. This includes almost all artifacts, although moonsilver armor will reshape itself to accommodate any form the Lunar may take, and some other artifacts possess powers that allow them to do so. The banished items return as soon as the Lunar takes a shape that is compatible with them."...
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