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  • I would need to reread Admiral Sand’s entry again, but I want to say that he had a very powerful merchant empire and his crisis was that he was dying with noone to leave it to who wouldn’t squander it. He’s probably the other candidate for most powerful Solar pre-exaltation so, while I think he does fit, reviewing his story might help you further refine your thesis.
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  • Yeah. Assuming Supernal choices are evenly distributed, there are roughly 7.5 Stealth Supernal Night Castes in Creation. Even if they aren't, there are only around 60 Night Castes in Creation and I doubt more than a third are Stealth Supernal, so you're talking about guarding against the top 10 to 20 most accomplished natural assassins in all of Creation.

    Guarding against that threat is the kind of thing that keeps people up at night. Hell, it keeps Chejop Kejak up at night, when he's not worrying about getting killed by Lunars. Fears of Night Caste Assassins and Dawn Warlords...
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  • Honestly, of the various possibilities mentioned, I think dematerialized demons and elementals are probably the things to be most concerned about (since the number of Sorcerers in Creation is potentially larger than the number of Dragon Blooded) along with DB Assassins. Lunars are likely to be less common, but, given that any Lunar could hunt a dog or cat or rat and use that form to sneak in and they're all pissed at you, they're a definite threat (and they probably get more billing than demons because of that).

    Mortal assassins are also problematic in potential numbers. All they...
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  • The base cleanliness power of the Collar of Dawn's Cleansing Light just happens, no attunement required. Similarly, the Lotus Blossom Cup, Stoneheart Coffer, and Winterbreath Jar don't require attunement or motes at all. And the Ultimately Useful Tube only needs essence to magically produce the darts, not anything else it does.

    As such, I think the bathtub is totally workable. Though I agree that the orbs are probably better replaced by the hearthstones that cover heating and cooling (the Gem of Endless Summer and the Orb of Cool Breezes, respectively), I will say that I could imagine...
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  • One of the 3e hearthstone tags is that it's not dependent on an attached manse. I'm pretty sure those are all naturally occurring though.

    Arms has a later section with a bunch more level 2 artifacts in it.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Would it be reasonable to allow a criminal type Night Caste to just use Larceny instead of Socialize when calculating Guile?

    If not, would a 1 to 2 dot merit be appropriate or is this more the territory of a Charm?
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  • Itzali, the Shadows that Melt the Flesh (First Circle Demon)

    Itzali, the Shadows that Melt the Flesh

    These demons are swarms of beetles created by Aluvea. They love the taste of meat drenched in fear, so they’ll form ominous shadows, chasing their prey until the target’s heart bursts or they fall and the Itzali can jump them easily.

    Under examination, one of these beetles looks like a 2 to 4 inch long sculpture of an unusual beetle made from matte black metal with red markings on their wings and belly. Few get close enough to see that however. Normally the swarm looks like a distorted mass of shadows, red eyes gleaming out...
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    Last edited by BrilliantRain; 10-14-2018, 04:12 PM.

  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Eclipse Charms
    An Eclipse charm should be a fun, weird trick. It should be a situationally useful power that is flavorful and the fact that you have this power should say something about your character.

    It should not be a thing that can combine with your existing charms to make you uber powerful. If you make an Eclipse keyword charm that could theoretically do that, like the Neomah Seductive Shapechange, you should include language that says it doesn’t stack or combine with other effects, again like the Neomah charm.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Exalted Storytellers Vault is now Open
    Does anyone have any thoughts as to whether maps should be included in our adventures and, if so, what they should look like?
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  • Neverwhere, the Lost Jacket (Artifact 5) (PEACH)

    Neverwhere, the Lost Jacket (Artifact 5)

    Starmetal and Moonsilver laced artifact Buff Jacket.

    Made from skin taken from Lamas, the Sphinx that is the Riddle, 7+7i th soul of Oramus, and lined on the inside with a network of wards crafted from Starmetal and Moonsilver wire, the jacket was supposed to protect its wearer on an exploratory journey into the Realms Beyond, where Oramus holds sway.

    All that returned was the jacket and a thought-record journal that held a description of the traveler’s descent into madness.

    Attunement: 4m
    Type:
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    Last edited by BrilliantRain; 10-11-2018, 12:13 AM.

  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Request for Help: Building a Character
    I went looking for a couple solar charms I remembered that let you just ...make people do things and realized that that one didn't quite interact the social system, so I asked about it. That said, even if it doesn't create an effective intimacy, the Instill action requires evidence to justify a roll.

    I mean, you can say "Your boss, who you've served faithfully for 30 years, is actually a sociopathic serial killer and he murdered your dog," but most people are gonna want something more than "Oh, he's totally guilty, I swear." With MRD you can just tell everyone...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Request for Help: Building a Character
    Linguistics is another good option, I'll admit. And Performance does have that whole "exhorting mob violence" angle to it. However, from your description, it sounds like you want someone who can move through social events like a fish through water, leaking broken relationships in their wake, which feels most like Socialize to me.

    Solar Presence is more "I'm exceptionally awesome, so you should do what I tell you," so it doesn't quite feel appropriate for this character's main focus, but it has some very useful charms in it.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Request for Help: Building a Character
    Previous editions had charms where you could walk through town and a week later everyone joins a cult. In 3e, you actually need to interact with people via the social system to change their minds. Which means it takes longer, but Solars can still be experts at it.

    From your description of the concept, I think you want to go with a Socialize Supernal. Being awesome at Socialize means that you'll be good at Reading Intentions, which will help you know what your targets feel about things. Once you know how your targets feel, you can try to change that via Instill actions.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Memory-Reweaving Discipline creates a "belief" in target listeners. Should this count as an Intimacy? If so what should the intensity be? If it's not an intimacy, could it still be used as evidence to make other social rolls like an intimacy can?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    In theory, if someone on the design team had a good enough Exalted Splat idea (and it didn't break down on further examination like some of the others have), would you guys consider introducing it to canon? Or is the door pretty firmly closed on new canon Exalted?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Request for Help: Building a Character
    I'm glad I could help. And, honestly, I hadn't looked over the Solar charms as much as I would like, so writing down a few basic builds forced me to consider a few things and up my own game as well. So, thanks to you too.

    Do you have any particular plans for this character or was this just an exercise?
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    I was wondering about that. The location entries for each House describe house strongholds and places where they have all the authority, so it kinda makes it seem like they tend to isolate and fortify their holdings and things. Good to know that isn't the case. I assume this will be explained in much more detail in The Realm?...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Ask the Devs
    Just how big of a deal is Assassination in the Realm? Can the Houses just kill someone, knowing that no-one will ask questions, or is assassination something that would be reserved as an emergency measure after all else fails? Or is it in the middle somewhere? Is it more common now because the Magistrates have lost power?

    How much should the average Dynast worry about being assassinated in the Realm? Can a Dynast travel around the Blessed Isle without needing to worry about “accidents” if they set foot into the wrong House’s territory or is each House fortifying their holdings...
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Request for Help: Building a Character
    Hmmm.... What about a shepherd? as your anima banner? Or a shepherd's crook? The staff they use with the hook on the end to catch and guide sheep?

    Or maybe a sheepdog?

    All of those seem like they could fit well for your character.
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  • BrilliantRain
    replied to Exalted Storytellers Vault is now Open
    Also, art pack #2 appears to be working now.
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