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  • Clock Court (part 2)

    Courtiers
    Almost every Changeling who joined the Clock Court has lost more than her freedom - a beloved family member died while she was away, her Fetch ruined her most important relationship irreversibly, she was pregnant when abducted and lost her child. In other cases the following circumstances make it impossible to regain their former lives - the talented and emerging DJ with his first label contract returns to that his Fetch both had borrowed serious amounts of money from the Russian mafia and ridiculously died in a banal staircase accident in the...
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  • Cool idea! I suggest "Lyrebird" as name - they mimic natural and artifical sounds perfectly from other birds to car alarms and chainsaws.
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  • Living in the Freehold - the Court
    The courtiers' lifestyle has been developed by the regulations and customs of the Clock Court and the goals and interests of the Founder.

    Clock Court
    (the Flowing Sand, the Both-Enders, the Court of Remorse)
    The Court of the measured time revolves around the losses of the Changeling experience and the obligation of living the life purposefully. The main philosophy of the Court is that a day lived without doing something meaningful is a day wasted completely. Tide and time wait for no man - the courtiers of the Flowing Sand living...
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    Last edited by Insane•kismanO; Yesterday, 05:03 AM.

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  • [Many information below applies to my own "world shard", called Autre Monde - I mark these parts with the (AM) to avoid misunderstandings]

    Living in Paris
    No matter how beautiful city Paris is, its called Trou Noir (English: Black Hole) in the Changeling communities of Gaul (Belgium-France-Luxembourg-Southern Netherlands) for a reason.

    Approximately 12 million people lives in the greater metropolitan area, six times denser than France - generating many problems and calamities.
    Mortals - Too many crime syndicates operating in the capital (the Albanian,...
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    Last edited by Insane•kismanO; 05-19-2018, 06:52 AM. Reason: Typos

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  • I've used the Old Northern French / Old Norman version wardein (derived from guardein), because I liked the ambiguity of how it falls between the "guardian" and "warden"....
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  • Other offices
    There are four other positions appointed by the Grand Officers either temporarily as a Small Office (French: Petit Officier) or for a lifetime as an Entitlement (French: Droit).

    Aumônier
    The Chaplain is an expert of religious affairs. He is responsible of contacts and conflict management with the clergy and sects. Occasionally celebrates major rituals. Appointed by the Admiral.
    His symbol of power is small chrome fleur-de-lys pin.

    Garde des Sceaux
    The Guardian of Seal keeps the Grand Seal of the Freehold. Since the Grand Seal is used...
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  • Organization
    Most structures and organizing principles are based on the numerology of 12 and 24 and the regulations and ceremonies of the Clock Court.

    Founder
    As the conqueror of Chronos and the "Master of Measured Time" and the first divisor of twelve, André has the right, the capacity and the power to reign over the whole Court. Overrule a decision, temporarily grant or revoke Court Contracts or freeze any of the courtiers in time for a while. These can be quite handy in dangerous situations, but rarely used because the God-like power definitely matches those...
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  • No way! This would be only a show off then. Thanks!



    The "FRANCE - Un Supplément Pour Le Monde Des Ténèbres"? Yeah, I did but only the CTD section....
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    Last edited by Insane•kismanO; 05-17-2018, 02:09 PM.

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  • The fifth modern Freehold (1987-present)
    The three remaining Lost: André (Shadowsoul Fairest), Sandrine (Coldscales Beast) and Sébastien (Antiquarian Darkling) fled to Amiens and requested asylum, but turned away by the four monarchs (and only courtiers as well) of that Freehold. They have learned that Diodorus resettled in Rouen, so decided to venture to the ruins of the abandoned Freehold of Lille instead. While André and Sandrine tried to establish a living in the mortal world, Sébastien found detailed documents about a Celestial One in the Hollow of the old kingdom. After four months...
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  • The fourth modern Freehold (1961-1986)
    After the liberation of Paris many escapees arrived to the city but most of them left afterwards. The lack of organization and the small, rivaling Motleys deeply immersed in the criminal underworld was a great deterrent.

    On 31 October, two weeks after the Paris massacre of dozens of Algerian and Magreb demonstrators by the French Police, the five dominant Motleys (the Greenback, Morissier, Ramures, Rougépines and the Suiveurs "clans") met to discuss a reorganization plan and the founding of a stable Freehold. On 1 November, the...
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  • The third modern Freehold (1886-1940)
    The Palace de la Réunion (English: Reunion Palace) was founded by Lost of the former commune Charonne, occupied by the city in 1860. The relocating industries provided jobs for the new escapees and the close proximity of the Père-Lachaise cemetery granted additional defense because of the residing Spirit Watchers. The third settlement was more subtle than it's predecessors, only the minority of the courtiers came from upper classes before their abduction and none of them returned to their previous life. The residents worked mostly in factories and construction...
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    Last edited by Insane•kismanO; 05-17-2018, 01:35 PM.

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  • The second modern Freehold (1842-1872)
    The Reverbères ("street lamps" in rough translation) was founded by bohemians and prostitutes during the reign of King Louis Philippe. The re-established Courts contained several different sides: Bonapartist soldiers, lost in the French invasion of Russia; kidnapped students and artists from the 20's; past (and future) revolutioners from the previous century; stolen children of bankers and entrepreneurs and emigrants from the French colonies.

    The second Freehold endured the Revolution of 1848 and sided with the Second Empire in...
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  • The first modern Freehold (1801-1832)
    The Guinguettes et Goguettes ("Drinkers and Singers" in rough translation) was established in 1802. There are not many records remained from this era, only the names and professions of the monarchs of each season: Zata, exotic dancer, Queen of Spring; Doro or Doigts-Rouges (English: red fingers), butcher, King of Summer; Gland (English: acorn), winemaker, King of Autumn; Gentilezza (English: kindness in Italian), confectioner, Queen of Winter.

    The Louvre was expanded in 1827, putting on display the antiquities collected during...
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  • Motto
    "Fluctuat et mergitur", meaning "(She) is tossed by the waves and sink" (French: Il est battu par les flots et sombre) is a rather pessimistic turn on the motto of Paris: Fluctuat nec mergitur means "She is tossed by the waves but does not sink".

    History
    Several different kind of settlements and organizations have changed each other over the centuries in the capital of France, but each and every one of them agreed on one topic: Paris is an abysmally horrific, dangerous place to live in.

    Sieges and occupations, religious...
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    Last edited by Insane•kismanO; 05-17-2018, 01:34 PM. Reason: Motto: proper form, thanks to Boneguard

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  • Insane•kismanO
    started a topic [1e] Freehold - My Paris

    [1e] Freehold - My Paris

    I'm a little bit shy about it and sometimes in doubt that it worth the effort to put it up for public dissection, but here we are.
    • I want to iron it out, so all questions are appreciated.
    • English is not my native language, so each and every grammar correction is appreciated (but please don't smash me).
    • The setting is a crossover but from a Lost perspective.
    I'm grateful for every help what makes my Player's experience better and I hope that my approach gives some ideas to you as well.
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  • Although I still disagree with you in some points, all of your replies gave me interesting points of view and an impulsion to thoroughly read again each and every books (and make notes… sooo many notes). So, thank you.
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  • o.O Please add a reference, where was it stated like you suggest. In that spirit, there are no "last day of durance" and escape stories.



    Reference again, please. Citing "common sense" is a bit condescending while you present an opinion.
    Playing "fresh out of the woods" characters is supposed to be the basic thing but you are strongly suggesting that the mere idea is preposterous.

    Oh, and the other thing - it is my bad that I haven't stated explicitly that "the continuous shocks of the brand new experiences if played...
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  • Thank you! I disagree with you in some points, but the different PoV gave some food to my brain to chew on


    Knowing something is different from "seriously shocked by something".
    In my teenage years I've had an accident and woke up in the hospital.
    I knew that something is wrong, I felt that it hurt and many things changed, but facing with it the first time and seeing my broken face, scars and bruises all together was a Breaking Point for me IRL.

    I meant that a Changeling is foredoomed to loose most of her Clarity in a relatively short period,...
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  • Thanks! It seems like a case of sentence comprehension mistake in my side.

    I've read "Heinous acts of torture, depravity or perversion."
    as "Heinous acts: torture / depravity / perversion"
    not as "Classified acts of graphic torture, absolute depravity and utterly heinous perversion" ...
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  • Hoi!

    I have three questions, more academic and less about mechanics, so both 1e/2e answers are fine
    (if they are not simple enough I happily move them to a thread)

    1. Clarity and Breaking Points
    In 1e the rules say that a Lost, reaching a BP by acting in a way that threatens her Clarity endangering the delicate balance between her Mortal and Fae sides.
    That's nice and breezy, but the Breaking Points are really messed up in the text, without proper balance mixing up holier-than-thou moralizing with understandable border lines.

    If you strictly...
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    Last edited by Insane•kismanO; 05-14-2018, 03:23 PM.

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