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  • Baaldam
    replied to What are the populations of your Settings?
    I tend to go with real world island nations for reference in that sector - overall when i want an archipelago with enough room for several smallish nations and strife i'll settle for something between the british isles and the japanese archipelago, maybe Corsica, Sardinia or Sicily with lone island nations or islands that are close but not treated as quite one unit. Never used Madagascar or Indonesia as reference for anything, what is kind of a shame in retrospect.

    If i ever throw something even close to the size of Australia in Creation, it's a pretty good bet something very serious...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Mirror Realm
    I remember the mysterious twin slave-concubines that serve Sesus Nagezzer and something in DotFA about a southern solar queen and her Raksha twin/lover/doppelganger... maybe something of either?...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Spirit familiar
    Or maybe the demons do something completely different, when given a kind of free rein outside the ineffable but oppresive in its inevitability dictates, domination and influence of their makers. Depending on how actually creative demons can be or not on their own, that is.
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  • As an aside, i would guess mortal sorcerers, who have the ambition but much less options when it comes to supernatural improvement, might have an even greater interest on the subject than most exalts. Making oneself the match of a 2nd circle demon - risky like hell? Certainly. Totally worth it? Possibly.
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  • Baaldam
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    Ah, you mean the individual dreamscapes of the many Yozis and/or Neverborn as "realms" on their own - i though you meant something more canon/specific...

    The Ebon Dragon touching upon the Nullspace speaks more of the ED's elusiveness and disposition to try anything or anyplace in search of a way out of its imprisonment. That said, one of its 2nd circle souls does have strong ties to dreams and such.

    There's the potential of whole dreamworlds crafted from Primordial reverie for certain, but i would guess Nullspace happens to have a special kind of traction/reality...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Spirit familiar
    Well, i guess your picks kind of blindsided me about that. Not like my observational powers were at their best when i last posted either. Anyway, sorry if it ends up sounding sort of critical, but it might be because some of the additions seemed random/tacked on - ie: weather control & sense domain charms suit the Storm Mother portrayal as territorial spirits that lord over and make courts out of their territories, Bio-luminescence resonates with a Tidemare's oceanic roots, preening vanity & desire to be seen and so on, but i'm not seeing much of that kind of relation in the Undine. When...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Mirror Realm
    Primordial Dreamspace? Where is that from?...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Elemental Familiars
    Not quite new elementals per se, but:

    - a Storm Mother-based necropolis spirit that keeps the dead nice, and quiet as long as everybody pays her the due respects and recognize who's the head honcho in the 'hood, with possibly some individual tomb/graveyard spirits modeled on Field guardians.

    - a Greenmaw specialized in devouring corpses and undead - because mortals usually don't get angry and come at it with torches & pitchforks for that - which learned some tracking charms from a Hound of Unbroken Earth? It allies with the deadspeaker for the additional firepower/opportunities...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Mirror Realm
    As an aside, considering sometimes places in the Wyld that mirror locales outside it might turn so close they actually merge into those places, strading travelers into the real thing, this could result in very peculiar - and mind-boggling - interpolations indeed between Kagami's jouten realm and the mirror domains in the western Wyld AnubisXy mentioned.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Spirit familiar
    Uh, just for the sake of reference, elementals don't have circles, demons do.

    As an aside, i know some particular examples can blur somewhat the lines, but overall separating merits from charms is advisable for clarity - Essence
    requirements & costs can help immensely with that.

    Question: why exactly does this spirit does those things? Ok, it may shape things that have soaked in water and that is clearly the point of them, but what about the rest? How does purifying water, sensing bodies of water, weather manipulation and shapeshifting fit into the mix? Does...
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  • They are people too - what is part of the predator, what is part of the human mind twisted by immortality and powers acting and talking? Let's be careful there with establishing what is "vampiric nature" or not, too much of a slippery slope there.



    Speaking of spirits... Camazotz, Hecate, Lilith, Lamia, Empusa, Kingu, Mictlantecuhtli, the Lords of Xibalba and a bunch of other beings across legends of a variety of cultures come to mind as possible candidates, so i find your "a spirit of vampires lacks real-world mythological basis" affirmation something...
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  • Yes, but truth be told, Haight's presence in the adventure is a footnote more than anything. One could completely cut him from the story and focus thing into
    the Tzimisce the entity mentally influences/dominates and run the adventure exactly the same. Here's the gist of the adventure anyway:



    All of that said, as previously stated, there's a bunch of bells & hoops for your group to go before even thinking of making such a proposal to some Garou mystic - and i'm going from a neutral standpoint that does not assume kindred to automatically of the Wyrm, something...
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  • Car before the horses dude, cart before the horses.... the vampires might have stopped the Marauder, but they still have to win over the mages & werewolves trust (not exactly an automatic thing depending on circunstances) and be actually useful in the "road back to prime material", otherwise taking everybody home (instead of leaving the PCs on their own in the Umbra) may count as favor repaid.



    There's also the matter of what would be a "vampire Incarna" in the first place - one would have to map out what the heck exactly are vampires in Garou/Awakened...
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  • So the Shade Realms are the more awakened-centric parts of the cosmos so to speak, while the Shards are part of a mythic-fantastic multitude of spirit/psychic realms that might be part or at least touch into what the Shapeshifters knows as Umbra. Speaking in rough, general terms so to speak....
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  • Must admit i'm not very on the difference between the Shard and Shade Realms, or the umbral realms per se (except for a more "savage/primal" aesthetic maybe) - far too much long since i last played Ascension & other stuff i guess....
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  • As an aside, aren't the celestial bodies of the solar system explored from an Umbral/Garou point of view in some book?
    Not quite sure right now if it was Velvet Shadow or some other module.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Elemental Familiars
    Decided to give the whole "Garda-lite" idea an actual form/QC, options and inspiration sort of sidetracked me, resulting in three takes of the same thing.
    And this ludricous tale to sort of tie it all up together - don't know how appropriate or not would it be for the OP's sorcerer but had some fun cooking it up, hope you enjoy or at least get some use of the familiars.

    Once one of the Descending Suns, desperate with hounds the Wyld Hunt at one's heels, let oneself be consumed and vanish in a flare of its own brilliant aura, ceasing to exist for a time, to return to...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to What are the populations of your Settings?
    My basic guideline is comparing to some place in our contemporary world and then dividing the population by ten. Works fine for me overall.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Elemental Familiars
    Hello people, i know it has been some months since someone - that would in fact be me - did something with the topic, but i felt like bringing another "mundane to supernatural" QC sheet from the core. As with the previous example, in brackets (and italics) the supernatural beast's particular stats where they deviate from the beast. In red are feline traits the Manticore is not described with.


    Great Cat [Manticore]
    Essence: 1; Willpower: 5; Join Battle: 6 dice [10 dice] (see Stalking Cat Advantage)
    Health Levels: -0 [x2]/-1x4/-2x4/-4 [x2]/Incap. Great cats...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Understanding the Baali
    Sorry for getting into the discussion from a most probably quite unrelated angle, but here is a little something that might connect some dots about the relation between the Decani and the Children of Night - and some of the parallels & similarities between Baali & Setites that occasionally crop up in discussions.
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