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  • I am of the opinion that the Bronze Faction, as a whole (and in particular the current leadership) can't afford to take the chance the Lunar might turn on them. At best, they might turn a blind eye as long as the Lunar stays out of their way on the edge of Creation... and might occasionally make alliances of convenience should their interests overlap at times. By and large however, the Bronze Faction would probably go the practical route and eliminate a potential threat long before it ever becomes an actual threat... simply because they can't risk doing otherwise.

    Some may wish...
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  • What I love best is that there is no clear line between who is the Hero and who is the Villain for the most part. Yes there are many injustices in the setting (at least from our outside perspective), but the Dragon-Blood who is guarding a convoy of Tribute to the Realm is often just as much a hero as the Lunar bandit that tries to waylay him to return the tribute to those it was taken from... or as villainous as the Solar pirate who wants to steal that booty for his own benefit.

    Everyone is the hero of their own stories... and while you may see yourself as a hero (and may even be...
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  • I have to admit that I am both pleased and surprised that there far more information on the Legion of Silence in 3E than the brief write-up in the Legion section of The Realm book... and that it does provide me much of what I need for the character concept I was going for. I thought that I would have to get setting information from previous editions that may or may not have relevance to 3E.

    Thank you DrLoveMonkey for showing me where a Silent Legionnaire that had Exalted could be found and to Lioness for showing me the write-up that included some unique merits common among the Legion...
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  • Probably go with the Powerful Grasp merit too... but the Imperial Devotion doesn't seem to fit the character as his background says he didn't complete the full training though his body did receive the alterations. Now that I have a better grasp on who this character Is, I can go back and readjust the skills, merits and charm selections to better reflect this.

    Also, I tend to design characters both as a young Dragon-Blood just before they attend Secondary School (Essence 1) and then upgrade them to what they would be as a standard Dragon-Blood that is newly graduated (which is the...
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  • Well... that works out well for the character I am creating.

    Of course this does present a couple of minor problems that I hadn't thought of until now... such as how to represent the character communicating with hand gestures... Exalted doesn't exactly have a sign language (at least I didn't see one listed in the book). I had thought of using performance and the charms there in to help with communication in a manner similar to how the faun/satyr character of Toot from the old Hercules cartoon from the 70s (iifc) communicated with the centaur Newton (and sometimes Herc... this was...
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  • Is there more information on the Legion of Silence?

    I had an idea for a new character and wanted to see if it works within the setting.

    Specifically, I am interested in a member being trained/groomed for the Legion of Silence Exalting as a Dragon-Blooded. I can find only limited information in the Realm or Dragon-Blooded Books (3E) and don't have access to my 1E or 2E books that might have more information on the Legion of Silence... specifically if those who are groomed/trained to be part of this group can even Exalt as Dragon-Bloods. With the information I have at my disposal, I see no real reason why they couldn't... though the...
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  • Shadowstripe
    replied to The Realm and Creation circa 718
    Irrelevant and ultimately meaningless... unless you wish to police games to make sure they conform to your preconceptions of what 3E may or may not end up being in a given area.

    Ultimately how specific details come about in the setting are not usually specified except in broad strokes. We know that the Tepet Legions were shattered by the Bull of the North (and that he lost at least one of his Circle in the battle), but many of the specifics are not detailed. Similarly, we know that in both 1E and 2E General Shuri and the Satrap have gotten their positions for various reasons, though...
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  • Shadowstripe
    replied to The Realm and Creation circa 718
    I am sorry, but the information in Compass of Terrestrial Directions Volume 4: The South must trump that found in Blood and Salt... as the former is 2E and therefore more recent than the latter which is 1E. However, General Shuri apparently only has years, not the decade I originally thought, of a head start in making deals for House Ledaal over the Satrap's atempts to do the same for House Ragara.

    Given that General Shuri sees his posting to An-Teng as a well deserved reward for his service in the Vermilion Legion (which up until it was commanded by the Roseblack was seen as the...
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  • Shadowstripe
    started a topic The Realm and Creation circa 718

    The Realm and Creation circa 718

    Part of the campaign I am currently working on will be set about 50 years before the present, around RY 718 (give or take a few years). This however does present a few things, because the Realm was a different place back then... and a number of events of the last 50 years have yet to happen.

    Some of the highlights are that House V'neef had yet to be established (V'neef herself was only 11 or so at the time, and may not have Exalted just yet); House Iselsi had not yet been stricken from the Imperial ledgers (as the Empress had not yet finished dismantling the house piece by piece...
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  • Shadowstripe
    replied to An-Teng Question
    I liked how 1E tended to provide a lot of information and detailed a lot of things in the nations it covered, but only getting information on a single nation or two at a time, given the number of nations that existed, got rather expensive. While 2E's approach wasn't quite as detailed as 1E, it provided enough essential information and details on important locations to make it worthwhile... and balanced this with providing multiple significant locations within each of the cardinal directions (personally, I would have gone with eight volumes to provide more areas between the 4 main directions)....
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  • Shadowstripe
    replied to An-Teng Question
    Huh... I would have thought the West to be honest (that was the direction i was leaning towards). Sadly, I don't have access to my 2E books at the moment or I would just look it up. Just trying to decide if the information is worth buying the PDF on DrivethruRPG... or if I should just wait and hope Across the Eight Directions has information there. Would be nice if we could get a preview of the nations that will be getting write ups in the book.
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  • Shadowstripe
    started a topic An-Teng Question

    An-Teng Question

    Trying to remember which of the Books of Terrestrial Directions had a write-up on the Southwestern nation of An-Teng in 2nd Edition... Vol. II (West) or Vol. IV (South).

    Hoping that when Across the Eight Directions comes out, it will have updated information on An-Teng for 3Ex.
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