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  • Dusksage
    replied to Demons in the Underworld
    You're right, I think I miss-quoted. I could have sworn there was an explanation of how the God Machine utilizes Ghosts and the Underworld in the write up for Ghosts in DtD, it might be earlier in the he book then....
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  • Dusksage
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    Ok, I might not know the exact rules for how the Unchained handle the Old Laws and exactly how their Quantum Existence translates to the Underworld, but I know without a doubt that the Underworld is riddled with Infrastructure and agents of the God Machine. I'd say Cover worked exactly like it normally would, and a Demon who doesn't act in character risks drawing the attention of any Angels who are stationed in the Underworld. (For further verification, just look at the Ephemeral Entities section of DtD under Ghosts.)
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  • Dusksage
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    There's always gaming over Google Hangouts, it's a lot more simplistic (except when Google's being difficult) and my online group has used that several times to game. You can even record the session for posterity if you want.
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  • I believe it's mentioned early on in the Reconstruction chapter that not only were there many Begotten who fought for the Confederacy, but also there were many who were slavers and slave owners too.
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  • Second Chances, shhhh....the Invisible Masters might hear that you too were uneffected by the Rite....

    *caughtchangesubject*

    Excellent work on the Reconstruction chapter. I especially love the NPCs (both Begotten, Heroes, and other lovelies) and the Reconstruction Era Nightmares. It might be a long shot, but I'd love to see another Beast Dark Era setting for World War I.
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  • Hey everyone, sorry for not updating Regret's actions yet. These past weeks have been frustratingly busy, but I'll dedicate today to fully catching up and at least posting Regret's reactions to the Elpis vision.
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  • Dusksage
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    There's another option for players who want a Cabal that's not limited by Sect: Make one or all of the charcater's involved be Heretics.

    The ideology of the Orders grant shared Supernal Symbolism and a wealth of knowledge and resources to learn from. But ultimately the mysteries are the true goal of every Order, and sometimes the pursuit of a personal mystery means taking strange bedfellows. If Mages become disenfranchised with their Order's practices enough or develops their own unique interpretation of their doctrine then Heretics emerge that are of the Orders but more willing...
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  • Dusksage
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    There's one part of the Assembly that hasn't been addressed yet, which is really strange because it's such a vital part of the Free Council's stability: the position of Syndic.

    They're the ones who rally the disparate voters of the Free Council into the political and social factions that allows for any semblance of unity amongst the Libertines, and ultimately they'll most likely be the ones that the oppressed or the minority approaches in order to garner support on their behalf. They're like 1 part senator and 1 part advocate, and they primarily try to upkeep the Supernal resonance...
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  • My money's on the Chancellor.

    As much as I've heard the pronography industry is doing a lot better about presenting liberated sexuality and sexual expression as opposed to raw sexual objectification, the industry has such a long history of objectifying sex that if the Ministry does exist it probably would be yet another Lesser Ministry of the Chancellor.

    Still though, even if that one Théarch did make it up on the spot, that fact that it worked in the story and has turned into a topical discussion now is absolutely hilarious.
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  • Dusksage
    replied to Seers
    It's funny you mention this, because the Diamond and the Throne have actually allied with eachother throughout history.

    The circumstances are usually very dire when they occur, but ultimately the Atlanteans need rebel Mages fighting for global Ascension as much as they need willing slaves of the Exarchs to rule over the Fallen World. Their combined Shadow Histories give shape to the Exarchs and the Oracles, and when that mystical symbolism is treatened they're more than willing to unite to crush that which threatens their power.

    Noted, they WILL need to go back to fighting...
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  • You're not retconning that. It's either an actual Lesser Ministry or just a made up one by that Théarch protagonist in order to pass off as another Seer in the Sanctum & Sigil opening fiction. ...
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  • Actually, the Seers of the Throne book does state that there may be hundreds of Lesser Ministries out there spread all across the globe. The big difference between them and the most famous Lesser Ministries like Mammon and Pantechnicon are that they're usually either very regional in scope or very specific in their function. In reality, they might as well be thought off as just Nameless Orders loyal to the Exarchs who loosely follow the Ministry and Tetrerchy structure. Most don't even have archmasters as Ministers or Tetrarchs, and are only given a minor voice in the Tetrarchy because they provide...
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  • Oh my goodness, thank you so much Dave for that insight into not just Pantechnicon's set up but also some delightful Seer politics.

    I'd imagine that the other Greater Ministries spend no small about of resources and time just making sure Mammon and Pantechnicon don't get their collective houses in order, especially Hegemony since they're hurting the most in the current era...and now that I think about it because the whole division through waring factions thing is super symbolism for the Unity.
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  • I believe it was in the Ministry of Hegemony and Ministry of Panopticon write up in Seers of the Throne. The former states that it was the Hegemonic's idea to invite the Nameless Alliance to join the Seers and their Great Refusal was so devastating that Hegemony never fully recovered and that it was the start of their decline as a Greater Ministry. The later is a very short segment in the Panopticon write up where they say Pantechnicon is a contender for Panopticon's position and that Panopticon plans to take over the Lesser Ministry from within and subsume it into itself ultimately.
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  • Dusksage
    started a topic Something strange about Pantechnicon...

    Something strange about Pantechnicon...

    Riddle me this Awakened Community: Who is the Patron Exarch of the Ministry of Pantechnicon, the Seers of the Throne Ministry formed by the Nameless Alliance Mages who accepted the Hegemonic's offer to join the Throne and enforce the Lie through technocracy instead of forming the Free Council like a majority of the rest?

    Because it seems that there are conflicting accounts from different supplements.

    Seers of the Throne says that the Hegemonic's, servants of the Unity, were the ones to found the Ministry. But in that same breath the book also says in Panopticon's write...
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  • I couldn't agree more with the opinions to get 10 dots of Merits over starting with 3 Gnosis.

    In the hands of a creative Storyteller every Merit, Rote, Yantra, Obsession, Aspiration, and even Skill Speciality is a potential plot hook for that character. Each one will add to the world as well as to the character. If you keep that in mind and have an open dialogue with the ST, then you'll be building to the story right alongside the Story Teller. And that is a beautiful thing about CofD.
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  • All things considered, this has been a very fruitful argument. And while I still disagree with the point you're trying to make @Ashenrouge I feel that this may ultimately come down to a difference in philosophy. Which, honestly, like WHW said means this conversation alone will make great fodder for in game character discussions.

    I'll rest my belief and reasoning on this: Is anything forced ever really a good thing? Can anyone truly say that they have the right to make the decision for how things should be and follow through with that decision with incredible power & influence...
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  • If that were true then that would be fine (given one was willing to gloss over the implications about conflicting identities and the existential horror of identity.)

    But the spell is called False Reincarnation, not True Reincarnation. If a Mage can truly control how they reincarnate (if they even reincarnate) then is it right for them to decide who they will be in their next life? Especially if that person had dreams and aspirations beyond their past life's own worldly ambitions? And if they can't truly control how they reincarnate without Imperial Practices then what does that say...
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  • I would argue the devil is in the details.

    If the Mage had the determination to imprint their memories onto the newborn immediately and had to suffer through growth and development all over again then it could be argued that the infant was never really a person and therefore not body snatching.

    But to have a person uniquely different from the Mage who cast the spell grow up with a fate they can't control to awaken and immediately gain the memories of some asshole while retaining their own memories, creating an instant identity crisis and potentially scaring them for...
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  • Non-evil? Non-inhuman?!?

    This is the god damn textbook definition of Hubris!...
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