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  • LadyLens
    replied to Spell design
    Depending on the circumstances, it can still be easier, or at least less time consuming, to looking for a copy of an existing spell, especially with Celestial Circle spells and most especially with Solar Circle spells. If you're a Heptagram student or have access to the Academy of Sorcery at Lookshy, they you already have much easier access to most common spells, so why go to the effort of researching one that's already there?
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Super Crop!
    It's quite possible the local nobles will simply confiscate and destroy the extra grain. That way, prices stay up and the peasants stay down. This is good and right. The Immaculate Order says so. The Order opposes change. Change implies ambition and getting above one's station. This is evil and against the will of the Dragons. We know this because the Order says so. And the Order is right because if you say the Order is wrong they will hit you very hard until you realize they are right. They can punch you harder than you can punch back because they are good and holy and blessed by the Dragons...
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Super Crop!
    IRL, modern dwarf wheat outproduces medieval wheat by a factor of about ten. I'm not joking: a fifty to one return on modern dwarf wheat is considered normal, and medieval wheats only returned between three to one and six to one. What you're talking about would be similar in terms of return on effort: more seeds per plant, and you get them faster.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Spell design
    Thank you.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Spell design
    As it happens I've already created a set of rules here.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Your Headcanon
    There are natural slaves in Creation, mostly on the Blessed Isle. These people are the end result of centuries-long programs of sorcerous alteration and selective breeding for beauty, stamina, including sexual stamina, and submissive temperament. They are modified from normal humans of various origins, and are carefully isolated from regular humans so as to avoid contamination of the bloodlines. Once in a very long while, one or another of them will Exalt as a Terrestrial (Grandma/Grandpa/other ancestor didn't take her/his tea).
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  • For an example of how the restoration of the UCS to a primal position in people's lives might work, I would recommend the story of Samurai Jack and Ashi.
    Ashi starts out as a committed worshipper of Aku/devoted follower of the Immaculate Order, then is sent out on a mission of assassination/Wyld Hunt against the samurai/a Solar Exalted. Her sisters/the rest of the Hunt die in the process, but she survives. The samurai/Solar keeps her with him, and eventually convinces her that she's been on the wrong side, mostly by being a decent person.
    Frankly, if your Creation doesn't allow for such things,...
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    Last edited by LadyLens; 07-23-2017, 10:21 AM.

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  • LadyLens
    replied to Solars starting the game with Artifacts
    Both are pretty much, in my experience, what are referred to on TV Tropes as dead unicorn tropes: regarded as cliche without ever have been common or widespread in the first place....
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Slow Tyrant Lizards
    It's also quite possible that Terrestrial Exaltation is a non-genetic hereditary trait.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Slow Tyrant Lizards
    If there exist in Creation both mutation and selection, then evolution occurs. We know absolutely that mutation exists: the book directly states this. Selection is also necessarily a thing, for the same reasons as in the real world. Therefore, evolution occurs in Creation.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Solars starting the game with Artifacts
    I think a lot off it is also the fact that in other WW games, the PCs start out as scrubs, at least by default. The Solar Exalted are not scrubs, but much of the player base, or rater, much of the ST base, is rather resistant to the idea of a starting character having Cool Stuff simply that 's Not The Way It Is in other games, meaning WoD/CoD/D&D (and its variants). Of course, it doesn't help that in the Exalted setting as written in the prior editions, there are huge incentives for the players to stick to extremely low-profile actions; there's a reason Jon Chung created Jon Chung Exalted...
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    Last edited by LadyLens; 07-19-2017, 10:09 AM.

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  • LadyLens
    replied to Solars starting the game with Artifacts
    I think when Isator Levi said soul steel was "good," for a Dragon-Blooded he meant "a valid choice," not "desirable" or "morally sound."
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Where in Creation is Slavery Illegal?
    One unusual case in the history of slavery is ancient Egypt. They did have slavery, this is well-documented, yet so far as I know, they did not use slaves for the most common purposes: agriculture and large scale construction. But due to the annual flooding of Nile, farmers didn't need slaves; the farmers only worked their fields three months out of the year, and during the other nine, would, among other things, pay taxes by providing unskilled or semi-skilled labour for the construction of the famous Egyptian monuments. There wasn't a single slave employed in the construction of the Pyramids,...
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  • He never did have any say over who was Chosen. On the subject of worshipping Unconquered sun, basically everyone in Creation worships Him. He is the greatest of gods, King of Heaven. Of course people worship him. This is a polytheistic society, people worship, by definition, many gods. Even priests of other gods worship him, just as His priests give worship to other gods.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Urchin Quest
    Agreed. Bring the stuff to the shop for examination and appraisal.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Solars starting the game with Artifacts
    And I created a character with artifact armour and four different weapons: daiklave, powerbow, infinite chakram, and smashfists, justified as the greatest treasures of the house to which she was a retainer, taken at the order of the Lady of the house to keep them from their enemies' hands when the house fell.
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  • Always remember that in Creation the gods are real, the gods are multiple, and none of them claim to be the One True God (unless the god has gone insane). There is not and never has been the concept of One True God in Creation. In short, ​Creation is polytheistic. This is an absolute fact, as solid and provable in Creation as the existence of solid objects in our world. To people from Creation, the movie The Ten Commandments would be unspeakably weird. The original would make a lot more sense, back when the Israelites weren't monotheistic and the Plagues were basically the god of Israel duelling...
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Artifact attunement
    AS with all other mote expenditures, the cost can be paid from either pool.
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Do we need a 3e Dawn Solution?
    But that wouldn't be so glorious and awe-inspiring and worthy of legend and song! Remember that everything the Realm does is at least in part a PR exercise, meant to show how Noble and Glorious the True Heroes of Creation are. Stupid decisions, even devastatingly stupid ones, are made all the time in RL wars, why wouldn't they happen in fiction? Especially when the decisions are being influenced by the Sidereals......
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  • LadyLens
    replied to Isn't that a girl thing ?
    I think effeminate was a poor choice of word. Foppish would be better.
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