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  • TheCountAlucard covered the initial spark of creation for them. I wrote up the fan-splat for them. They're Attribute-based counterparts to the Sidereals, with themes around possibilities, chance, and choice - balancing the Sidereals' fate, destiny, and determinism. In their 2e backstory, after their patron was punished for attempting to betray the plot against the Primordials, the Nocturnal Exaltations were locked away. I'd probably change that if I were to do a 3e version.

    Some pop culture characters I used as inspiration for them:

    Elizabeth, Bioshock Infinite
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  • Yeah, it's primarily there for DotFA-game fodder. Something for your high-Essence solars to fight that's not each other.

    Though, it should be noted that even if they killed that Primordial, there are still 2-3 other Primordials outside of Malfeas: Gaia, Authochton, and probably Cemunian. If Team Usurpation is concerned about any wayward Primordials, especially post-Aftershock War, they would likely still be concerned about what Autochthon might be up to in his self-imposed exile. For all they know, he could be reforging himself into the Blade that Sunders Heave and Earth and manufacturing...
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  • It kind of was a story hook by way of example. Ramethus was one of two Primordials that fled after the war. While Ramethus was defeated early in the First Age, the other was still at large late into the High First Age. The Aftershock War wasn't just history, but also served as an example of what sort of damage a returning Primordial geared for war could do and how it might go about it....
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  • Reminiscent Oasis
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    How exactly does a withering attack against a Legendary Sized creature resolve if the attacker rolls less than 10 damage dice? The attacker still gains initiative as appropriate, but if this would otherwise Crash the creature, does it lose no Initiative or merely get reduced to a minimum of 1?
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  • I likely will pursue something like that in the next draft of the character. I've been a little hesitant to embrace something like that, since originally I didn't want to introduce a new mechanic like that. But it's increasingly seeming like something akin to a Minor, Major, and Defining Vendettas will help focus her Charms and prevent things like "mild annoyance" from triggering them....
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  • Thanks, limaxophobiac. Good points all around. With Blood-Clad Horror in particular I was getting 2e interference with that one.

    As for Blood Demands Blood, it is intended to enhance the character for the rest of the story (or as long as the Sanguine Saber feels like keeping the 3m committed). It's intended to fill in the training niche. But double checking against Charms like Tale-Spinning Mastery, it may be too broadly applicable. On one hand, it's temporary and requires a commitment, unlike TSM, but on the other hand, it provides 3 dice to a wide range of actions rather than a...
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  • This is how I intended her to work anyhow, with the exception of her Excellency since that one only requires that she be upholding a negative tie rather than targeting the subject of the negative Tie. If she has a vendetta against the Guild, she could use her Excellency to undermine it in anyway, but couldn't use her Offensive Charms to beat up some random Guild merchant she's never met before. Maybe at higher Essence levels she could start dabbling in that sort of broad applicability, but that sort of thing would likely just be kicking in at Essence 3, perhaps letting her seek vengeance against...
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  • I can see your point on that one. I had Stalking Cat Movement Meditation in mind for comparison, but didn't remember all the details right on that one. I'll probably add a 1wp cost to it and change it to (Integrity/2, rounding up) instead of full Integrity to bring it more in line with that Charm. I'll consider de-Uniforming it as well.


    I considered mounting a brief defense of this considering that -0hls are worth more than the -2hls and the situation -4hls, but you raise a fair point that an Ox-Body streamlines this whole thing quite a bit. The Defense bonus I could probably...
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  • Thanks! I made her more detailed than a typical QC because I'm hoping she'll be a recurring character. Hopefully the PCs don't decide to kill her off the first chance they get. Of course, she's considerably more combat-focused than any of them, so she should have a decent chance at surviving if a fight breaks out. If they do manage to defeat her, that's what the Defining Intimacy to avenge the predecessor is for.


    In her case, the blade and Exalt are one in a way that the Solar duelist and his are not. So I could justify giving her a better version of Call the Blade than a Solar...
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  • Can you elaborate on "hideously unfair"?...
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  • Sanguine Saber, Chosen of Grandmother Bright (WIP)

    While looking for any 3rd Edition info for Chiaroscuro this weekend, I was inspired by this reddit thread to make an Exigent for my upcoming game. With my players largely being associated with the criminal elements in the city, I thought she'd make a good antagonist for them. She still needs some final touches I think, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

    The Sanguine Saber, Avenger of Grandmother Bright

    When Grandmother Bright shed her mantle as the goddess of vengeance and betrayal, she selected a champion to carry on her work. The Exalt carries her Exigence imbedded...
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  • I may end up doing something with the area. CoTD: South doesn't appear to have anything on it, and while there is a Gate in the area, information provided in Yu-Shan is only "250 northeast of An-Teng, this gateway is used by many of the regional gods to go to and from Heaven."

    In any case, the group decided to start in Chiaroscuro, so it'll be a while before I need to start filling in that blank slate. If I need to at all....
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  • Well, except Jasmine. She's rocking Familiar 2.

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I think we'll be going with the mutant variants of Familiar 2 animals for our game to help the players with high Heart's Blood but only Strength 2-3....
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  • Anyone have commendations for the "familiar 3" rank animals you can get with Heart's Blood 2+, if the Lunar doesn't have Towering Beast Form?
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  • Reminiscent Oasis
    started a topic Introduced Facts: Your Favorite Examples

    Introduced Facts: Your Favorite Examples

    How have the PCs in your games made use of the Introducing a Fact mechanics in 3e? Any notable examples from your games you'd like to mention?

    My players are eager to see what other people have gotten away with.
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  • That was my second option. On the bright side, that puts it more in the immediate area that my game will be focusing on, though I was looking forward to having something significant in that area north of An-Teng....
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  • Reminiscent Oasis
    started a topic Where is Zephyr and the Cynosure Coast?

    Where is Zephyr and the Cynosure Coast?

    I've been trying to figure out where Zephyr and Cynosure Coast regions are in Creation. At the moment, I'm assuming that it's location is "Where you need it to be for your story, within reason" since the details we have are rather sparse. But before I plop it down on the map, I wanted to be sure I wasn't missing anything that would conflict with my intended placement.

    Based on the scattered descriptions we have for these regions, I want to place it north of An-Teng. The headwaters of the Elidad would be in the northern Firepeaks, flowing south-by-southwest toward the ocean....
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  • Reminiscent Oasis
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    Thanks for pointing out those quotes from Vance. The main reason I'm looking into this now is one of the characters in my upcoming Lunar game is planning on a healer-sorcerer character concept with the Root-Lore initiation. While the first shaping ritual provided there - the one involving the discovery and utilization of medicinal plants - works best for his character, the other one involving the utilization of plants as sorcerous reagents would also be good. I was trying to figure out if there would be a way he could start with both, or how he might go about acquiring the other during game p...
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  • Reminiscent Oasis
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    Is there any way to learn a shaping rituals other than learning the Sorcery Charms?

    Nevermind. Immediately after asking this I noticed the sidebar staring me in the face explaining this.
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  • Reminiscent Oasis
    started a topic How Does Your Realm Civil War Start?

    How Does Your Realm Civil War Start?

    The Realm is a powder keg just waiting to blow. There are any number of ways the simmering tensions between the Great Houses could erupt into open conflict. How has it happened in your games?...
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