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  • Commander Montgomery Scott, best known for his many years of service aboard the USS Enterprise....
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  • Batman.

    Conan.

    Sherlock Holmes.

    Montgomery Scott.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Trying to understand fay
    It absolutely does....
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  • LadyLens
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    The raksha find the Creation-born incredibly frustrating to deal with. They can take things from raksha, without needing to tell a big story about it, and the things stay taken! Ooo! They can hurt raksha just by hitting them with things! And the hurts don't just go away! Ooo! And they can even kill raksha just by doing it, no big story, no complicated dramas, no anything, and the raksha stays dead! That is just so unfair! OOOO!!

    Basically, raksha are emotionally stunted narcissists who live in an endless free-form LARP, and take poorly to being smacked over the head with a rulebook...
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Evocation Feedback sought
    Thank you. I was not at all certain of my analysis.
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  • LadyLens
    started a topic Evocation Feedback sought

    Evocation Feedback sought

    Verdant Springwood (Artifact ••• Jade Powerbow)

    Verdant Springwood was carved during the Shogunate for the Busujima Clan, later than Ebony Fronds, for use by Shutaro’s eldest son, Mamoru. Carved from a yew tree allowed to fall of age and storm, it was lacquered with the sap of a lacquer tree mixed with a small amount of green jade, then after several coats, the words “the Green gives life and takes it away” painted on it in green, then more coats of lacquer. The bow, like the armour, was for a long time, used in time of war and left in the rain and sun in time of pierce....
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  • Unfortunately, there’s a seemingly substantial portion of the fandom that firmly believes that to create anything with any degree of intellect or personality or the potential for such is fundamentally immoral if the creation’s actions after its creation are constrained in any way. I’ve never understood that; it’s exactly saying that creating a computer system with learning capability is immoral. Which leads logically to the conclusion that search engines are immoral to create, any program with auto-complete is immoral to use, it’s morally wrong to play a game with adaptive difficulty...
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  • LadyLens
    replied to How would your PCs handle this scenario?
    Forget the clocks. Tamper with the drugs delaying the birth.
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  • I don't see that. To quote from Thus Spake Zarathustra, "What is the heaviest thing," asketh the load-bearing spirit, "O ye heroes, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength?" Is it slavery to tell a person "Do this!" when "Do this!" is already that person's nature and desire? Remember always that a conjured elemental is not human. They are constructs, typically temporary, created to serve a purpose, and by their very nature have Defining Ties or Principles of loyalty to their creators or dedication to their task. I don't see how it's slavery...
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  • Imagine that you can create a pet with a normal lifespan of a day. If the pet develops enough, it can exceed that normal lifespan. Is it morally wrong to create something with a limited lifespan?...
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  • At the end of the service, the sorceror does not "dismiss" the elemental. It flatly cannot endure beyond that term unless it's developed an actual personality....
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  • In 3E, Summon Elemental doesn't summon anything. It creates a magical servitor with an extremely minimal personality, a being that flatly cannot exist independently. Sometimes, the servitor will acquire sufficient personality and identity over the course of its service to continue existing, but otherwise, it's just a tool with a semblance of intellect and personality, morally equivalent to a character in a Sims game.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to A profoundly isolated society
    Because anything imperishable must be built directly and personally by a Solar, only some components were so built; much was contracted out. Those require maintenance, and so now need to be repaired or replaced. The hit that wrecked the ballast tank hatch controller was an incredible fluke in both effect and timing. And yes, only one controller was very bad design, butt as I see it, the Sarli was an experimental vessel, the first submersible not meant for the exclusive use of Water Aspects, so... You're right that it could gone down at any time, I just like the idea of it being lost on its first...
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  • LadyLens
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    Well, I've focussed more on the vessel itself before its surroundings. The intended use for it would be for the PCs to find it, befriend the residents, repair the controller for the ballast tanks, refloat the vessel, and things get complicated (more than they already are). After centuries of undesired neglect, the Sarli will need a lot of repairs to be functional again: the propulsion system, steering, navigation, the various displays, possibly communication (not that there's anyone with whom it can connect). Not including the problems of decompression sickness, and how and if to maintain the...
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  • LadyLens
    replied to A profoundly isolated society
    The rarity of such shards is explanation enough in my view.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Artifact Development Aid Sought
    Thank you, Epitome. That was extremely helpful.
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  • LadyLens
    started a topic Artifact Development Aid Sought

    Artifact Development Aid Sought

    The concept is straightforward: A dull-finished iron toolkit, which when attuned opens up, and up, and up, until it's a full-blown smithy, which gives the normal bonuses for exceptional equipment, with living space above the shop. But I have no idea what it should cost to attune, or what level it should be, or even what exotic components it might need. Variants for other crafts are possible, but the maker of this one is primarily a blacksmith.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to A profoundly isolated society
    The real bar to its residents' repairing the Sarli is the lack of Craft skills, especially Craft(First Age Artifice). Such a small society with such limited resources is unlikely to be able to develop the Lore, Occult and Craft(Artifacts) needed just to underlie the development of the first. Oh, and I said "population density."
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Map of Creation
    So it's under control of a cadet branch of House Sesus?
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Map of Creation
    What does the upper left symbol on Wu-Jian mean? I can't find that one in the legend.
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