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  • Ferryman
    replied to Share your Methods of Empowerment
    As has been mentioned, spiritual possession seems like an obvious way to do this.

    In my version of the South there is a city called Partham, where the ancestor cult holds sway. Soldiers regularly pray to the dead for strength in battle, and sometimes spirits actually will possess their descendants briefly, imparting some echo of strength for a brief time. The ruling Old Families maintain meticulous genealogical records going back before the rise of the Empress, and every so often a member of these lines is born with the talent of channeling more than a single spirit. These Lineage...
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  • Ferryman
    replied to What is the Realm were more like Lookshy?
    What would the Realm look like if it looked more like Lookshy? Besides sounding like the start of a tongue-twister...

    Since Lookshy's organization is in part possible because it is considerably smaller than the Realm, scaling it up would result in it not looking like Lookshy for very long. That many Dragon-Blooded in a highly militarized culture would factionalize quickly and turn into...well, probably a less-organized and more volatile version of the Shogunate at it's nadir, right before it collapsed. And then it would, uh, collapse. And what came after that?

    That the...
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  • Ferryman
    replied to Urchin Quest
    Decline...politely.

    Liu has been more than fair to us, considering that until just recently we were a street urchin and still pretty much look like one. Even though it's part of his job, he still went out of his way to help us when he didn't have to. That makes him a valuable contact, at least, if not exactly a friend.

    But...the job he's offering sounds like something Tavi really wouldn't enjoy in the long run. Collections? No thanks. Let's decline, and then maybe get serious about broadening our education with White Moth. There have got to be some better opportunities...
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