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    Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

    You know what you call a gloomy figure presiding over the ending of things that they hope is for the best?
    Okay, when the last paragraph of that post was referring in two examples to "an end", that was referencing the point made in the first paragraph of that post re: "Exalted is a game set in a world where the emotional feeling of the world coming to an end is also connected to a basis for it literally happening".

    The Sidereals are not presiding over the end of the world.

    That being said, if destiny gets to make things proprietary in their entirety to the Sidereals then the existence of Chosen of Battles would invalidate Dawn Caste Solars.

    Different Exalted having different aesthetics and approaches and emotional qualities to similar things is well established.

    It's like how, say, most people were capable of recognising and understanding the relevant distinctions between the well realised witchy quality of Lunars and the fact that there are Solars who are sorcerers.

    I do believe that I've mentioned that Gothic Romance stuff that isn't really in the wheelhouse of the Sidereals at all.

    Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist
    Abyssals are a markedly different sort, but the ending that they've been associated with is not really a preferable or healthy one. It's an irrevocable doom, from which there is no renewal.
    I like to think of it as more... "ghosts need to be genuinely glamorous in a way that gives ancestor cults credibility at the same time as we can get the idea that death shouldn't really be a preferable state to being alive in this setting".

    Which is to say a final state of the setting in which the Underworld predominates over what is left of the world of the living might not ultimately be a desirable outcome for everything, but it can make sense that characters won't really recognise that for a while.

    Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist
    Oblivion inherently has an inescapable narrative gravity
    Yes, I do believe that the books should be like the posts I have made here and not use that word whatsoever.

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