... except, uh, the Realm handles this issue just fine with some fancy stories and social constructs.

I think you're dramatically overselling the difficulty of such an indoctrination - particular when backed with sprinkles of actual truth.

Also, comparing Lunar Exalted to 'patron gods and temporal leaders' kinda undersells Lunar competency, an issue with past editions.

I for one hope the 'Dragonblooded Pogrom' is more realistically examined this edition and some changes are made. It should be a potent regional religious force that has great control over a...