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  • Yep, Qaf is someone who focuses on doing a few things really well (although missing out on Beats is the tradeoff), which is why he needs someone like Elpis to help round things around. Mysteries are anything but straightforward, so having someone who can pick up on obscure details and another person who has a chance of defending them will hopefully help keep them both safe.
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  • He should probably have the Air of Menace merit. Kratos' voice can go from the wise and storied mentor, to an exhausted warrior and all the way to someone who makes you think "I would be safer using a toothpick to try to fight a hydra".
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  • Nope, I thought it could be posted as a reference for later. He doesn't have the Gnosis for it, sorry for the confusion.
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  • Qafsiel
    Name: Hanish Zanman
    Age: 25
    Height: 1.9m
    Eyes: Green
    Hair: Brown
    Path: Obrimos
    Legacy (eventually): Expeditious Explorers
    Immediate Nimbus: The air is charged with static and people feel they can seize opportunity if they act fast enough (+1 Wits).
    Signature Nimbus: The numbness from an electric shock and the feeling of just having missed something passing by.
    Long Term Nimbus: People become more proactive and vigorous when facing adversity.
    Dedicated Magical Tools: A 23-in-1 survival watch, with golden hands and a sharp...
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  • I think it makes symbolic sense too, both Pandora and her box were made of clay, a worked material, which is a type of yantra associated with the Mastigos path. I think a Path would impact how you explain magic and the Supernal, what metaphors and shortcuts you use to make people grok the concepts. One of my favorite examples of how an Acanthus who values precision would explain Fate or a disciplined Mastigos would teach about Mind. It all depends on how Pandora perceived magic, how she goes about teaching it and then how it would be adjusted once she understood her student more.
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  • The Astral Threshold (see page 33 of Astral Realms) would impede them. Mages have the ability to navigate to it and bypass it. I think the people create their own goetia, based on their own interpretation of the concept and the personal significance it holds....
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  • I think it could be the Qlipoth of a Moros. Many of his capabilities could be Dread Powers, with being an Empty Shell explaining how he comes back and his minions emerging from the Abyssal Verge when certain conditions are met. He also gets 15 dots of Arcana, which can make him a very flexible antagonist.
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  • What happens if you get goetia from 10 Rapt, each of which produced a soul stone of a different Arcanum ? What would happen to a soul blasted by the unfiltered madness and power of all Arcana at once ? If the mage becomes Rapt while under the strain of all of them, what happens to them ?...
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  • Space looks physical in the Astral, so it should behave similarly. Using the Mind version of Quarantine makes people forget that specific goetia. All concepts are too broad to be fully embodied by one goetia. You may wipe people's memories of Anubis, but there are also other interpretations of death, such as the grim reaper, Nergal, Death from the Endless, Milu, Death from the Discoworld setting, Mandos from Lord of the Rings and many more....
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Bee Cult
    I would probably use Agartha and The Buzzing from The Secret World as an inspiration for the lore. Regarding a Mystery Cult, here is a first draft for a hive themed cult:

    ​ Gain the Broad Dedication merit related to bees
    ​ Gain Investigative Aide, somehow there is always a member of the Hive pointing you towards the next Occult revelation
    ​ Gain the Profligate Dedication merit for a tool associated with bees
    ​ The Hive is always with you, whispering secrets to your mind, gain 3 dots in the Library merit, with an Occult focus, which can be accessed...
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  • That is a great idea, should anyone else start following the chronicle, it gives them a nice jumping in point. I think we could write a basic intro for the characters and Consilia (its also highly convenient for players to reference).

    I vote for staggered as well, Qaf will probably arrive a couple of minutes early, having stopped to pick up some freshly baked bagels to bring to the group.
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  • They sound very Silver Ladder to me. The Thrice Great have prestige from being excellent ritualists and scholars, they often deal with internal strife due to the inherent competitiveness between lodges, they claim to be mentored by an Oracle and senior members offer their council to the planetary courts of the Hsil. Meanwhile the Stewart of the Celestial Orrery have a prestigious history as prophets, which was marred when none predicted the formation of the Free Council, and they have been trying to recover their standing since.

    The equivalent in the Mysterium are the Eyes of Ein...
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  • A black pearl could act as a yantra, symbolizing holding the power of a black hole in your hands, the strongest gravity well there is.

    An obsidian mirror is another, reflect your target in the dark mirror to symbolize them inside the black hole.

    Blue crystal for pulling something towards you (symbolizing the blue shift), a red one for moving things away (representing a red shift)

    A weight disk for a portable symbol of increased gravity and a feather for decreased.

    A magnet (like a fridge magnet) or suction cups to symbolize shifting gravity around...
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  • This can be resolved by giving them the Shapechanging rote. That way each normal spider can become a swarm of hundreds or thousands of spiders, but I feel the psychological effect would be worse, and swarms are far more dangerous to deal with than single targets....
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  • This is a great monster, I can see them as both disturbing allies or terrifying enemies. Spiders of size 4 are still within the realm of what a default spell can affect. So long as they don't learn certain Space or Life spells, then they shouldn't alter their size into more worrisome proportions




    Then again, they only have Medicine 1, so they probably don't have the best intrinsic grasp of human anatomy, I imagine their attempts to use Life to masquerade as humans would be....off the mark

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  • I think the time needed to build the sympathetic connections might make the Attainments less practical to activate. But then again, the faster alternative is reliant on emotional manipulation, so its harder to put a positive spin on it.

    Since you mentioned its an Arrow Legacy and the previous ideas would work well on a left handed version, then would it be correct to say that it focuses on the broader sense of companions rather than only ranger companions? I speculate their goal is to draw people and animals together into a motivated team, then empower them to greater heights. I think...
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  • That sounds pretty interesting, a focus on manipulating the sympathetic links of Space, creating a web of influence for the mage. I could see the Reach version of Speak with Beasts being used as a low level one, since while most animals are not terribly intelligent, having all the birds or rats in an area working for you gives a method of information gathering that is not easily traceable (the Nimbus is only on the mage themselves).

    Borrow Threads could be employed to usurp useful contacts and Uncanny Organizer could also be used to create a task force for whatever the mage is focusing...
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  • Probably a Patterning, considering Ghostwall does an equivalent feat by rendering an object insubstantial. In this case, rendering an object massless or immovable can probably be done with that Practice of Forces.
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  • Shifting Sands sends a mage to the past, substituting their present self for their past self, they re-live [Potency] turns and then the spell ends, the changes become Lasting and the present changes to adjust for them. Its more of a scalpel as compared to Corridors of Time, and it makes it harder to go back multiple scenes. But a deliberate mage can leverage it to make a big difference.

    While in the past, the moment of substitution triggers Peripheral Mage Sight. The subject and anything they interact with registered under Time Sight. Should the Imago be dispelled before the full...
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