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  • I borrowed a 1e Dragon-Blooded book & found the relevant section, I was misremembering this bit:


    So anyway.



    That's quite a pedigree! Your mum sounds like a jerk though. Maybe you should "provide a concrete advantage against your (grand)mother" like that Prefect at the start of Chapter 6 in the Compass of Celestial Directions: The Blessed Isle....
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  • I used to have an ST who'd do this by asking everyone to give 5 ideas for things they'd like to see in the game with their character backgrounds. Things like "A Solar who's maintaining an outpost in the Underworld," "A town that shelters slaves who've escaped the Guild," or even just "I want Cynis Avaku to be a part of this story."...
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  • Ok, even if my numbers are definitively proven to be baseless, (which may happen, if so my bad,) it'd still be cool to hear people's ideas about intrigue in families where you can be 100 years older than your aunts & uncles.
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  • Ok, I think that must be where I got it - I remembered it as her keeping up 1 child every 2 years for the whole century, and that being why they didn't expect more than 1 every 5 years, but I don't have a copy of 1e Dragon-Blooded handy to verify it.
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  • I mean, I imagine that the House as an institution owns all the family's assets, and the leader(s) (the Tepet council, Mnemon herself, Cathak Cainan) decide who is responsible for administering what. Forming a separate household probably yields a measure of autonomy. I took the talk of stipends being used to discourage unwanted behaviour (like marrying mortals) to imply that "The House's money" is distributed the same way as assets & responsibility, no doubt with a fair bit of favouritism involved.

    It seems to me that a Dragon-Blood is an asset worth considerable expense,...
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  • Yeah, look, that is pretty gross, I think we're on the same page there. I tend to picture the superhuman capacity of the Dragon-Blooded quashing that view of them, but I admit that's part of a deliberate attempt on my part to interpret Creation as less sexist than the real world.

    I guess I'm mainly wondering if people see opportunities for bizarre kinds of intrigue that become possible when people are able to produce children for 250 years straight....
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  • Dragon-Blooded families, lifespans and generations

    So, sometimes I think about the the idea of "generations" of Dragon-Blooded, and it seems really weird. The social expectation (in the Realm, at least) is that they have a child every 5 years or so, right? Let's say 1 in 5 exalts, and ignore the other 4 because they're not relevant to this. Then the children have kids, and so on, and so on. The original couple is 200 years old, they have 8 generations of children. The 7th generation are adults. You could be the youngest adult generation, and go attend your great-great-great-great-great-aunt's birth.

    Do you give much thought...
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  • Cool story, I really enjoyed that.

    How did the Terrestrials mounted on Agatae get routed? Was one of the demon units composed of Beauteous Wasps?
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  • Dragon-Blooded - Solars vs. Dragon-Blooded seems to be the driving conflict for the setting, so I definitely agree with everyone calling for the terrestrials to have the next splat. I'm glad that's happening.

    Sidereals - I love the Sidereals, and I plan to use them a lot as mentors of questionable trustworthiness in my game.

    Alchemicals - I'm pleasantly surprised at how many people prioritise Alchemicals! I have some ideas I'd like to run with. I'm not really compelled by the canon Locust Crusade, but I'd really appreciate tools for designing our own stories surrounding...
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  • Thousand_Comforts_Base
    replied to Gaia's Souls
    Ah great, thanks m8.
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  • Thousand_Comforts_Base
    started a topic Gaia's Souls

    Gaia's Souls

    I'm starting a new thread so as not to derail this one.

    If the Elemental Dragons are Gaia's children, not her souls, then are any of her souls known?...
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  • Thousand_Comforts_Base
    replied to Is Vitriol an Element?
    Huh, really? I could've sworn I read something somewhere about scholars speculating on why Gaia had so few souls, i.e. did she hide them, was she weaker than other Primordials, do they take some unrecognisable form, etc.. Maybe I'm confusing something I read on a forum with something I read in some indeterminate source book, but I was pretty sure... Still, canon can be contradictory....
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  • Thousand_Comforts_Base
    replied to Abyssals and Gods
    I really like the idea of the Underworld having gods too. On the other hand, I like the Silver Prince's rhetoric that because the Gods care not for Skullstone, they've turned to the righteous dead to take their place. There are probably ways to handle that where you can have both, though.



    2e Deathknights had a charm called Spirit-Chaining Doom which allowed them to bind gods as an alternative to killing them with the mirror of Ghost-Eating Technique. 2e Sidereals had a similar power with a Bureaucracy charm, Terminal Sanction.

    Both Charms involved binding...
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  • Thousand_Comforts_Base
    replied to Is Vitriol an Element?
    Mela, Pasiap, Hesiesh, Daana'd and Sextes Jylis are all souls of Gaia. Perhaps if you alter your setting slightly so that the Vitriolic Dragon is a Yozi's soul, rather than a 2nd Circle Demon, then it would make sense for that dragon to exalt a new element of Dragon-Blooded. I vaguely recall something (that I'm pretty sure was never clearly defined) about how a "Progenitive" 2nd Circle Demon could become a 3rd Circle Demon. That approach might enable you to make that setting change with less rewriting, if that kind of thing bothers you. Though I'm guessing if you want to introduce a...
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