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  • Sure, that's why I said "an Abyssal's redemption quest" and not "every single Abyssal's redemption quest"....
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  • I think it might be cool if an Abyssal's redemption quest involved learning from the magic of the different types of Exalted, for which the Caul pilgrimage handles "learning from" Lunars, DBs, or both, but who also has to go on an incredibly difficult quest to a location important to Solars, an incredibly difficult quest to a location important to Sidereals, and maybe some others. Like needing help from all your friends to redeem yourself, but on a more cosmic scale.

    I also think what Moss said is very cool.
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  • If nearly all the non-Dynasts are gainfully employed, quite a lot in the military, that would help a bit. Assuming the "half" figure refers to those not in school, we have 4500 gainfully employed Dynasts and 3500 non-Dynasts, or 8,000 total. We have a little under 4,000 left.

    Let's try:

    150 magistrates
    150 dedicated All-Seeing-Eye agents
    200 senators and their aides
    200 prefects and governors of prefectures and dominions on the Blessed Isle.
    1500 in the Immaculate Order
    350 in the Thousand Scales - about 40 to each ministry you...
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  • Sure, but you can imagine Lunars advising each other to kill DBs rather than let them get away, to attack wandering Dragonblooded mercenaries rather than trying to overthrow satrapies, and similar strategic adjustments that don't necessarily put one at (much) more risk.

    You could imagine Lunars keeping tallies of the number of DBs they've killed and competing with each other over it.

    There are tools that societies can use to push their members in the direction of doing something that benefits the society as a whole (the DBs have many such tools). The Lunars don't really...
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  • That's a fair point although I don't yet fully understand it.

    One way to interpret this is that throughout most of the reign of the Empress, she was quite willing to sacrifice DBs to keep the empire running. Rather than focusing on bleeding the Empire, the Lunars could have been trying to kill DBs, until it got to the point where the Empress felt the need to more carefully safeguard her DBs. At this point, it would be be a lot easier to do the kinds of foment rebellion / attack supply lines / throw sand in the gears of the machinery of empire things we see Lunars doing in their book....
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  • The problem if Lunars are involved in too high a percentage of Deeb deaths - although I'm not sure what the percentage is where this becomes a problem - is that it implies that demographic attrition is probably a better strategy for the Lunars than economic attrition. Like, the book suggests that the Lunars who are committed to the war against the Shogunate and the Realm focus on denying territory and draining resources, so if they instead tried to maximize the number of DBs killed, they could probably have killed a substantially higher number than they did, which would lead to many fewer DBs...
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    replied to Help with Warstrider encounter
    After reading your Dynasty of Dovak campaign notes, this gives me some rather unlikely ideas about how the fight plays out......
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    Wait, why do the DBs win clashes in this scenario? Or do the advantages of clashes not come from winning them?...
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