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  • Baaldam
    replied to The Eyeless face?
    And so my mind starts trying to mix image of this and this now....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to The Eyeless face?
    Certainly possible, though now that i think of it the minions seem to be closer to "commoner fae" and other beings of the Wyld basically wielded as objects/extensions than the sort of "emanations" an Unshaped's virtues (or a Primordial's 2nd & 3rd circle souls) are usually portrayed as.

    Really have to re-read those spells to see what kind of weird stuff he might come up with, maybe some sort of sorcerous initiation and associated merits......
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Constructing the West in 3e
    That of the Denzik?...
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  • Yes, it is my impression overall from Dev commentary. Or at least of the notion of every hobgoblin and other lesser fae potentially being an embrionary raksha noble, as instead of variety it contributed to a sort of weird "everything is Raksha varied make-up at a different stage" kind of sameness vibe. If the idea of Raksha evolving in caste, role and narrative is going truly away or simply return in a different form, well i guess it's sort of wait and see.



    Ever looked into the "Scarred by Nightmares" sorcerous initiation and related shaping rituals...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to The Eyeless face?
    None that i heard of beside the blurbs on the entity in the White Treatise itself - the closest we get to a glimpse of what the being's powers might be like is probably the mechanics of Become the Eyeless Face. Most certainly some kind of behemoth, with the fact it's not imprisoned in Malfeas (like Vorvyn-Derlin and some other such beings) implying it's one totally independent in nature (and powerset) from any Primordials.

    The Minions' obsession with individuality and customization makes me think that either they fear the possibility of its loss, through either alteration or possession...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Constructing the West in 3e
    Now for some reason i'm having this funky idea of a trireme where the oars are rowed by some sort of windmill-esque contraption, possibly powered by one air elemental or some other convenient spirit one could get interested into nearly endless movement of some sort.

    Yes, maybe a little too close to propellers & paddlewheels, but the romans did occasionally use animal-powered ones and is certainly within the reach and realm of reason for the occasional sorcerer. Or a magic compass that synchronizes/attracts a ship towards the path of that one special line of travel/journey, hm...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Sins of the First Age
    What i can remember about Bright Shattered Ice's influence on Tzatli is how she shaped the citadel from the ground up through millenia in a sort of orwellian aerial city-state surrounded by ice and snow for hundreds (if not thousands) of miles, as extra incentive for the people not to stay. Ah, and Shogun Widowmaker from CoCD: Underworld was basically her major-domo/seneschal.

    Now that i thought of it, maybe some contact, diplomacy and/or trade (along with espionage, intrigue and miscigenation) with the air elementals of the cities of the Cloud People might have happened too.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Imagining the Shogunate
    You have a good point there and i now that you brought it up i can't avoid thinking a bit on how that "supernatural industrial" style might have planted some of the seeds of 2e portrayal of the First Age as a whole......
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  • Great to know indeed.

    As an aside, i've been toying with the idea of a Barsoom-esque kind of land set into Cecelyne's Endless Desert and adding Marr'd to it has been mighty tempting to go along with indeed....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Constructing the West in 3e
    Thanks a bunch Eric. Also is there any petty-king/aristocrat/vizier QC in the works. I would guess it mimght certainly be tweakable for Okita among others.

    As an aside, one of the first major antagonists i remember meeting in a 3e game was basically Blue Shadow with a ancestor-cult/guerrilla group to add further trouble in the archipelago the game was set into....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Imagining the Shogunate
    Maybe there could have been some periods of heavy upheaval/attrition, possibly followed by rearrangements of power for the sake of expediency but with potential complications of its own? Feels kind of fitting to me....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Constructing the West in 3e
    Speaking of cut writeups for Antagonists, weren't there a strategos from Brightwork (Auspice Isles) called Whelk the Younger and a doppelganger, of an auspicene executed in the Kraken's Pool to boot, called Blue Shadow somewhere?

    Another interesting bit with Whelk that i remember is his having bodyguard relatives, making for a potentially mirror/riff/variant of sorts of the dynamic of Shigira Mizue with her aunt Okita. I think one or two (possibly more) such QC partnership/synergies were inserted in the fluff cut writeups, in fact.

    And beings like Sard the War Ghost or...
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  • Ohhhhh, now i'm really curious....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Imagining the Shogunate
    Actually, the existence of figures such as Shogun Widowmaker would seem to imply exactly that......
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Constructing the West in 3e
    Thanks for the appreciation.

    As an aside, it has also crossed my mind that someone who found some (relatively) inexpensive way to make iron that does not rust could become a very rich and influential indeed, well, pretty much anywhere in Creation to be honest, but specially in the West where fae and corrosion can be even greater issues. At least they got lots of salt to deal with ghosts if need be...



    Kind of makes me think of ancient "untouchable" traditions in southeast asia, where a class of people associated with a necessary but unpleasant...
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  • Also, the blighted wasteland of a world that is Marr’d, covered in blood stained sand and dark ambitions, is another thing definitely worth look out for - and mining - if you can find it.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Sins of the First Age
    Makes me think a little of this tale, though certainly not as humorous....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to The Unglorious Record
    Thief of Words? You guys were quite lucky indeed to come out of it all in one piece....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Constructing the West in 3e
    Funny idea that came to mind now for the West is that of a group of wandering sellers of iron objects, chaos-repelling charms and "faexorcist" mercenary-warriors in the vein of Sijan's wandering funerist exorcists. If they would come of an isle known for its smiths and foundries or be some sort of society without borders/nation like the Tya or some semi-nomadic group, that's up for grabs i guess.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Constructing the West in 3e
    One weird connection that comes to mind is that the Neck could be the greatest exporter/producer of those red cowrie shell, what would make them sort of a key nation of sorts in maintaining the regional money standard and a sort of master exchange/trade nexus for the West's peculiar bartering & trade systems as a whole. If it is so, it could gather tribute through the variety of products it obtains from this exchange hub role.

    Also, it might be an important local source of arable land (always a rarity in the West) and ironworks (a necessity for anyone who might desire protection...
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