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  • Baaldam
    replied to Hundred Kingdom Generator (PEACH)
    Have that one, good book.
    Must admit i never thought of using the random tables on a ruin's backstory and how its doom came to be as active plotline creators for a still existing place.
    Such an amazingly simple thing in retrospect, but then that's make it an inspired touch, imho....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Hundred Kingdom Generator (PEACH)
    You mean Ruins of Hyboria from the D20 edition or something else, just out of curiosity?...
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  • Truth be told, the Liminals at least in some ways seem to have subsumed that "chosen of the elements of the Underworld" conceptual niche the Dragons of a Different Color hinged upon - imho at least - so it's up for grabs if they will make a comeback or get lost among the endless shards of Szoreny...

    But yeah, i'm kind of curious about explorations on the subject of interaction of Dragon-Blooded essence with the powers of death and underworld.

    Air scours, Earth ensconces, Fire cremates, Water washes away (is Lethe not a river?), Wood consumes.

    Each...
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  • Well, i'd say it's too son to say. As Mizu commented in its post, locking DBs out of acessing 1st circle necromancy would be weird if it's something as viable to an ambitious/dedicated/power-mad mortal as Sorcery.

    Also, truth be told, DBs and Liminals both seem to be far more into the "purge the dead back into the cycle" niche than dealing/wielding them, for that matter....
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  • Possibly that, though i remember something a little more elaborate, about a queen of the Underworld and some sort of seal - maybe some piece of literature from a Records of Before section, i guess....
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  • Now going into something of a slightly tangent, i remember some from back in 1e, in at least one of the aspectbooks, some references to immaculate legendry connecting the Underworld (on a "keeping it contained and separate from Creation" at least) to the the figure of Danaad and the element of water.

    Does either WFHW, the Realm or Heirs to the Shogunate explore the subject of dragon-blooded interactions with the dead and or necromancy and how their powers deal, connect or not with them?
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Tenekel, the Eternal Celebration
    About circles, i would suggest going with 2nd for convenience, reasonably wide range of power to pick, but no worries about cooking up a soul hierarchy, possible jouten bodies and such, at most a companion/familiar or some 1st circle created races, if you are in the mood to. Also makes them more available to appear in Creation, since you don't require a Adamant Circle Summoner or Ultimate Boss Level of causality failure for them to appear.

    Not to mention you already got some ideas from Gumela, who's a 2nd Circle anyway, so it kind of fits, i guess.

    That said the aftereffects...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Tenekel, the Eternal Celebration
    Sounds a lot like the forest god Golden-Eyed Jorst, actually.

    Also some elements in common with Gumela the Jeweled Auditor too, if memory tricks me not.
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  • It sounds very much about a long-reaching shadow war spanning possibly a whole world (and beyond) accross multiple generations or ages. Great Game and/or Cold War writ large & small.

    Inspirational for Sidereals and their conflicts, internal and/or external? Indeed. But possibly also for Dragon-Blooded of the All-Seeing Eye or Houses Iselsi & Sesus with a secretive bent or Lunars involved in their millenia-long shell game society-building as attrition war on hegemonic empires.

    All of the above even, for a particularly elaborate, colorful - and deadly - tapestry...
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  • Indeed. Forbidden Gods, endless hordes, the Underways and such make a very largely undefined playing field for a ST to fit in/hide a lot of stuff of a quite large variety of power levels....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Interpreting Canon Demons.
    Yeah, but are the examples habitableexoplanet such a big deal? His two fanciful examples are mute and a creepy intimacy, but with thematic ties in a particular beastman origins as a Neomah's artistic work - and depending on circunstances, not something an individual sorcerous master would notice soon enough or care to varying degrees according to that individuals sensibilities or priorities.



    True. That kind of shapeshifting already enters into the terrain of charms at least a little and possessing it is a definite sign of being much more than just your average beastman....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Looking for some old Sidereal homebrew
    Not directly related, but the subject of Sidereal rewrites made me remember some ideas about Paradox, Pattern Spiders, Acquaitances and (some) Thaumaturgy i had back when the Glories to the Most High series came out. Never really put that stuff on paper and i guess most of it might be compatible with any edition, as it relates to fluff/lore more than systems.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to How do you run the Fair Folk?
    Must admit i don't have much to add on the subject. Fae never figured prominently in my games, i'll have to admit.

    The most i have done with one was, ironically enough, as a player, kind of, but not quite, as my character did not start as fae, but became partly one due to story circunstances. To sum it up, he started as a Blood Ape familiar, was sacrificed in battle for its Twilight mistress, then brought back mixed with essence fragments of 3 antagonists, a doppelganger, a cataphract and a Vaaktri, through the (ab)use of Ephemeral Induction Technique. Needless to say, it took some...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to the fallen races
    Considering i've toyed with underbroods and forbidden gods in the two previous editions, would be definitely up to joining the thread to toy with the subject once more.

    In fact 3e corebook lore update of elementals, reintroducing them as of multiple independent origins and in some cases possibly older than the gods themselves has lead me into rethinking the subject a bit, using them in the role of "Primordial but not exactly pro-Yozi/Neverborn" races or "strange kind of inhuman people from foreign lands" one might find in ancient or medieval travel chronicles,...
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  • I have extensively misused the Wind Masters and the Frog Queen as major factors in bridging the terrestrial & celestial divine arenas with convoluted intrigues between elemental, demon & fae courts along with a number of mortal kingdoms and city-states, specially in the western side (as in West proper, Blessed Isle's western coast, Southwest & Northwest) of Creation. With some back-&-forth in both Inner & White Seas, too.

    In 2e at least. Dreaming Sea and a number of new places and groups from 3e could bring interesting changes to the already crazed dynamics.
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-16-2020, 06:29 PM.

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  • I think this wiki article should help with you deciding on it yourself for a game. There's a comic book story - and film adaptation - centered in the opposite phenomenon....
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-16-2020, 03:43 AM.

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  • Well, i also completely forgot about Aldis until i decided to reread my PDF just because, so nothing wrong with that. It's a one paragraph reference in a box in the whole book, easy to miss or forget.




    Well, having a mentor that is potential antagonist/villain material is very in theme for pulpy fantasy/sword & sorcery, i dare say, so it's fair i think....
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  • Very good point indeed about how the addition of the permanent WP sacrifice option utterly altered the tenor of the charm between editions. That creates an interesting conundrum over what direction to take it into 3rd edition, how to balance or not views and expectations created by the different versions....
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-13-2020, 12:45 PM.

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  • Yeah, that is what i was remembering, the major necromancers called out were one of the members of the duo and Smiling Rat up in the North.

    That said, nothing against Mount Namas, but it ain't a "mists, shadows & undead enshrouded empire" as i jokingly envisioned in my previous posts.
    Time for a third Shahan-Ya necromancer it seems.


    edit: Oh, wait - Aldis Nerin, the culture hero of Sijan. It is mentioned in Fangs that she's a Lunar, a necromancer and very much alive, having faked her death.
    Ok, she's much younger than either Raksi of...
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    Last edited by Baaldam; 11-12-2020, 08:58 PM.

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  • Good, very good for sure. The NPC listing for the PDF as a whole makes me quite happy indeed. Can barely wait to see it coming out....
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