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  • There are examples of both 3 dot artifacts with essence 4 charms and 4 dot artifacts with essence 5 charms in Arms of the Chosen. I don't think the dot level was ever suggested to have anything to do with a cap on essence prerequisites for evocations.

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    • Thanks greatly for your clarifications. I have yet another question about the interaction between Excellent Strike and Rising Sun Slash.

      If an attack is enhanced by both of these Charms, do the (Essence) non-Charm dice rolled for Rising Sun Slash benefit from the rerolled 1s effect from Excellent Strike? Our concern was with the specification that Rising Sun Slash "is activated after an attack roll has been made", which could suggest that Excellent Strike is finished resolving by then.

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      • Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
        Thanks for the answers. One last question for the year maybe. What does the a person under the effects of the Belt of Shadow Walking Look like when they are shadow walking? Do they look like their own shadow they would be casting in the situation, a man sized silhouette, or a dot or round spot like a shadow cast at high noon?
        Like a shadow. Usually shaped like themselves, but they might be able to tweak that with appropriate dice rolls.


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        • Originally posted by Malfi View Post
          Can evocations from level 4 artifacts reach essence 5? What about level 3 artifacts can their evocations reach esssence 4?
          There's not an Essence cap on Evocations based on artifact level.

          Also for evocations from artifacts that can affect martial arts charms should they be more "tame" than the comparable ones that enhance solar charms?
          Assuming they're universally accessible, yes. You might be able to play around with, say, having an enhanced upgrade for martial artists that have Mastery with the upgraded Charm.


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          • Originally posted by Catastronaut View Post
            If an attack is enhanced by both of these Charms, do the (Essence) non-Charm dice rolled for Rising Sun Slash benefit from the rerolled 1s effect from Excellent Strike? Our concern was with the specification that Rising Sun Slash "is activated after an attack roll has been made", which could suggest that Excellent Strike is finished resolving by then.
            Yes. Excellent Strike, and similar effects, will apply to any dice rolled for the supplemented action, even if additional dice are rolled after the "main" roll.


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            • Will Raksha be made easier for storytellers to create by not requiring each one to have at least five special items to carry around at all times?

              Will Raksha only have as many Graces as their concept essentially needs?

              Will this include dropping the Heart Grace, which in previous Editions was practically impossible to steal outside of Shaping Combat? I imagine that Raksha can gain followers and slaves among themselves without needing to steal hearts... mortal humans manage it among each other just fine with bribes and threats and inspiring actual loyalty.


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              • Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                Will Raksha be made easier for storytellers to create by not requiring each one to have at least five special items to carry around at all times?

                Will Raksha only have as many Graces as their concept essentially needs?

                Will this include dropping the Heart Grace, which in previous Editions was practically impossible to steal outside of Shaping Combat? I imagine that Raksha can gain followers and slaves among themselves without needing to steal hearts... mortal humans manage it among each other just fine with bribes and threats and inspiring actual loyalty.
                I'm not sure what the mechanical specifics of Graces will be yet, but they're too cool to get rid of.


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                • Do the "commoner" species of Fair Folk arise from pure Chaos, like the Raksha, or are they different and weaker because they are born from the places where Order and Chaos overlap?


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                  • Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                    Do the "commoner" species of Fair Folk arise from pure Chaos, like the Raksha, or are they different and weaker because they are born from the places where Order and Chaos overlap?
                    I think "arise from the Wyld and are just weaker 'cause that's how it happens sometimes" is a common origin, but wouldn't want to rule out more idiosyncratic origins for certain strains of fae.


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                    • Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                      Do the "commoner" species of Fair Folk arise from pure Chaos, like the Raksha, or are they different and weaker because they are born from the places where Order and Chaos overlap?
                      I think Vance said a few pages back that there is no more Pure Chaos. Deep Wyld is the most chaotic thing around.

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                      • Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                        I think "arise from the Wyld and are just weaker 'cause that's how it happens sometimes" is a common origin, but wouldn't want to rule out more idiosyncratic origins for certain strains of fae.
                        Do you see any commoners having Graces of their own, or does that strike you less as a "Wyld Creature" thing and more as a "this is part of what makes the Raksha unique" thing?


                        Also, do you see Intimacies taking the place of the four Virtues as "four different things the Raksha eat"?

                        Instead of Valor, the Sword Grace is used to eat negative Ties (often based on hatred or fear, which motivate violence and which are inspired by violence)

                        Instead of Compassion, the Cup Grace is used to eat positive Ties (which motivate acts of compassion; acts which also inspire positive Ties)

                        I don't know if Principles can be meaningfully divided into positive and negative, but if positive Principles represent things which one wishes to promote in the world, that could be the constructive Ring Grace, and if negative Principles represent things which one wishes to censure and erase from the world, that could be the overbearing social weight of the Staff Grace.


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                        • When you get around to a book on the East, will you reveal the nature of Chaya's radiolari?

                          In the 2e Compass, it starts to say that radiolari are able to do things that gods of their rank can't. And then it's all "They are able to do this because Sealed by order of Maiden of Secrets."

                          While that is SUPER-creepy, it makes little sense for the content of the book to be censored by an entity within the world. Jupiter's not a raksha.


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                          • If you use sorcery to give yourself mutations (ambition 2 terrestrial working), is the XP-cost:

                            1) The cost of the working.

                            2) The cost of the mutation(s).

                            3) The cost of the working AND the mutation(s).

                            Any other shenanigans (with subtetly?) or the fact that sorcerous workings says that it can give you mutations (plural, in one go, probably along a theme?).

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                            • Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
                              Do you see any commoners having Graces of their own, or does that strike you less as a "Wyld Creature" thing and more as a "this is part of what makes the Raksha unique" thing?
                              Not sure. Stuff like silverwights and hobgoblins definitely don't have graces, but I'm not yet ready to rule out lesser fae with graces altogether.


                              Also, do you see Intimacies taking the place of the four Virtues as "four different things the Raksha eat"?
                              Yep.


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                              • Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
                                When you get around to a book on the East, will you reveal the nature of Chaya's radiolari?

                                In the 2e Compass, it starts to say that radiolari are able to do things that gods of their rank can't. And then it's all "They are able to do this because Sealed by order of Maiden of Secrets."

                                While that is SUPER-creepy, it makes little sense for the content of the book to be censored by an entity within the world. Jupiter's not a raksha.
                                2E's handling of Chaya is not something we want to repeat.


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