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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to Last Man on Creation
    The Shogunate wasn't AS wondrous as the first age, but it probably wasn't quite as agrarian as today's creation. While famine and inequality between nations was surely a factor in the Shogunate's decline, it was very specifically the Contagion and Crusade that ruined things. The immediate survivors probably DID have ''big box stores'', dying skysleds, remnants of hologlyphs, and other leftovers--after all, Lookshy and the Realm gathered them up for themselves once her Redness took over....
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  • Northern Nevada, or Vegas? still awaiting mine....
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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to How are the corpse elements?
    If Necromancy has different initiations like Sorcery, that might be a cool way of expressing it, and could possibly open up potential subtle differences, taint storylines and dark mote-gathering techniques really nicely.
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  • Centering Relics, Summoning, Talismans, Mysteries, and you.

    So. The Lifeweb mechanics are still a bit tough to grasp, especially after CN:R added neithan architecture. I'm wondering how other STs are judging when the mechanics are combined. If you decide to make your centering relic into a talisman, would you need a new centering relic? If a talisman is used for resurrection, does it temporarily lose its power? Does neithan architecture interact exactly like a tomb in all regards, or only when its actually a tomb? and lastly and more oddly, could something like the Fountains of Maat be used to center a tomb or summon a mummy?

    Many twists...
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  • I honestly have a bit of trouble flavoring them right, because my setting was long running enough it predated the god machine's angels. But I played up the connection they hinted at back in 1e. Now I am backpedaling, and not sure how to. As of right now, because of that mix up, I'm relying on my OWoD flavoring of Weaver versus Wyld. I try to focus on chaos and change with Qasmal, order and stasis for Angels. Qasmal are thankfully rare thus far in my game, though. I am still wanting to use the OWoD book of the wild for some inspirations for what qasmal can be like. My favorite aspect of the...
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  • Honestly, of all the 1e books that I wouldn't mind a literal rehash/update directly for, the tier 4 books (equinox road, imperial mysteries) take the cake. I loved how Seeming and Kitsch evolved with Wyrd, but because of some changes in 2e, I think advanced changelings are a good topic to cover. More immortals isn't necessarily a bad thing. I don't know if I'd dig a big list of famous immortal changeling superfolk from legend (the true fae will break the fourth wall, find that list, and hunt them down for sport like dragons), but I don't think an example (like the stated out Inheritors, in...
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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to Softening Mummy
    Relatedly, I don't remember reading how apotheosis reacts to a Talisman. If unison casting can get around the sekhem limit so blatantly, Id assume a Talisman might still provide the utterance tiers and sekhem encoded in it. Granted, a mummy already IN apotheosis can't make a talisman, so you may have to reabsorb your precious horcrux in order to attain apotheosis at all. Still, a lot of stuff in Guildhalls seems to be intended to ''take the edge'' off of apotheosis. Unison casting is impressive already. Entombed glory sounds like a good work around, as might the renhekau that alters your...
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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to Cursed Necropolis: Rio
    Yep. This particular cult of Moloch was centered in Carthage around the second turn or so, but in my headcanon, it had jumped around from Minoan Greece and the Levant before that. In this incarnation, the Cult centers around a relic that turns human sacrifices into Sekhem. And gradually creates a second personality in the minds of mummies that use it. Creating a weird hellfire club like cult, led by split personality mummies and an almost-but-not-quite-self-aware Relic....
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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to Index of Mummies
    It COULD be possible. The "second personalities" are one of the unique things about one of the Merets of Rio. I'd have to reread his writeup to see what his personality is like. If I recall, hes a pretty sick and sadistic monster. But yeah, that meret is ostensibly made up of worshippers of Moloch, and are these weird sub-personalities created by a massive semi-sentient artifact called the Iron Bull that converts human sacrifice into Sekhem. Its possible that the Bull unknowingly channels demonic beings into its servants. It seems that the Bull does a lot of things automatically...
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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to Index of Mummies
    Maa-Kep

    Osorehe, the Basalt Tower of Forgotten Dreams (Guildmaster, worshipped as Ogoun)
    Nekhakha, the Flail of Eternity
    Beset Khered, the Progenitor of Duality (Worshipped as Oxumare)
    Aapep Medes, the Moon Snake (Second personality: The Viridian Vizier)
    Chatuluka, the Drowned Princess


    Mesen-Nebu

    Khons-Neb-Ankh, Master of the Paths of Life

    Sesha-Hebsu

    Bantanath, the Artificer of Secrets (Guildmaster, second personality: The Scarlet Queen)
    Hes-Sedjet, the Empress of Azure Waves (Worshiped as Iemanja)
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  • I would think that a changeling freehold or a mummy would work. The latter would be especially thematic for sineaters to deal with. Not only are they scary, but they have a unique relationship with death. Plus, when a mummy is in its death cycle, it is effectively a very old ghost. I'd love to see how a sneaker interacts with a mummy while it is in Twilight.

    Of course, the caveat would be that the mummy has been in China most of its extended life, and thus is more mentally Chinese than Egyptian. Otherwise the flavor would be off. China has relics and history as old as Irem, and...
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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to Index of Mummies
    Should one of us post the rest of the mummies in the Rio book?
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  • I had noticed some minor details from Guildhall were used, while others weren't. I noticed that the maa-kep guildmaster lacked his uber chisel. Similarly, the First Prophet of Rio.. I suppose its possible when the First Prophet of Alexandria vanished in the third turn, his replacement wasn't in Africa or the Middle East, but the ''new'' position as First Prophet of South America. I am trying to figure out how the First Prophets fit into history, and that First Prophet in Rio would HAVE to be the one mentioned in guildhall as being the only one that wasn't a papal figure in Irem....
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  • Cleverest of Things
    replied to Index of Mummies
    Yeah, I only mentioned him because First Prophets are major plothooks for their whole continent. I really wish we had stats for Menmaatre. I seem to recall the book mentioning that he was somewhat less powerful than other mummies at the grand conclave. Which to me sounds odd, but not impossible. It could've even just been referencing his current sekhem at the time the Avarice Chronicle starts. If not, maybe he hasn't been awake very often and is closer to a starting mummy than mummies who've spent more lifetimes up and about learning utterances and raising stats.
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