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  • Thank you Masa for sharing your interest. Starting with a long-winded history kind of bogged me down, and I realized I was approaching the setting from a tedious perspective. I will be sharing more about the mysteries in Manila in the form of another thread.
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  • Mage Setting: The Consilium of the Pearl

    So I would like to share the current chronicle I'm running, which is set in Manila within the so-called Consilium of the Pearl. Manila is a chaotic and cramped Asian capital, and this has reflected in mage politics. We've got 6 players in a mixed-order cabal including one Nameless, so you can imagine the epic mage bickering and other reasons for petty and great conflict. Most of all, it has been a labor of love as we continue to do world-building with each session. Will start with a bit of history:

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES
    Manila's mages are drawn to secrets like flies to rotting...
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  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts 2ptTakrill - I like the idea of a Mandate of Heaven for Ancient China. Perhaps when the Abyss leaks or some other great catastrophe happens in the Consilium of Peking, the Hierarch is unseated. That could cause a lot of political turmoil because of the circular nature of the Mandate: An ambitious mage can dethrone the Hierarch, and then legitimize the power grab by claiming the Supernal Realms approved it. I do agree with you that Consilia often echo the culture and political beliefs of the Sleeper society it belongs to. Then again, isn't that the never-ending...
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  • Sundered World and To The Strongest resonated most with me. It's absolutely fascinating to see where mages came from before the rise of their worldwide conspiracies. Sundered World helped me flesh out the backstory of my own chronicle set in the Philippines, a country with strong links to animism and nature worship. I also devoured Greek and Egyptian history as a child, so To The Strongest was a natural fit. How could I say no to sorcerers adventuring across Alexander the Great's empire?

    I least liked Bowery Dogs through no fault of the writer. I'm just not quite sure what to make...
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  • Beyond that West: Consilia Across the Fallen World

    2e introduced us to Tucson and London, LA and Salamanca. Tokyo was a start, but what what might other Consilia (or mage societies) look like, and how might they function in places outside Western culture? Would the Vajrastra have a place in the Consilium of Mumbai, and does the Free Council govern Beijing's Awakened with a fatherly or iron hand? Let's hear your chronicles and ideas set in the wider, wilder Fallen World.
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terpsichordean
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"Mage: Manila by Night - An ongoing campaign set in the Manila's Consilium of the Pearl"
Last Activity: 03-26-2017, 09:45 AM
Joined: 11-07-2014
Location: Manila, Philippines
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