[Essence Recovery: 5/5]You slowly come back to your senses just as the light of dawn begins to break through the curtains of the east-facing window.You begin to stir, every muscle and tendon in your body screaming with pain from yesterday's exertion. Feeling as heavy as a marble statue, and about as willing (or able) to move of your own volition.As you gracelessly roll down the bed and into the floor, tangled in blankets that do their best to strangle you, you find yourself muttering, under your breath, curses incomprehensible even to your own ears.As far as terrible mornings go, this one takes the crown.Inching bit by bit, in a struggle no less titanic than yesterday's fight, you drag yourself across the floor of your guest's bedroom in the royal castle of the city-state of Tianna, and finally, manage to pull yourself up to the window.The glorious morning sun is rising in the distance, shedding its light on the red roofs and white walls of the city. Shops begin to open, and people take to the streets as another day begins.Then, you finally manage to slam the damn curtains closed and drag yourself back to bed, fully intending to sleep another month.(cont)
"My lady! My lady, wake up!" A voice rouses you, together with some vigorous shaking, an unprecised amount of time later. (But definitely not a month.)A woman in a maid's apron stands by your bed, meeting your homicidial glare with a cheerful smile.Finally, the smell of coffee and freshly baked bread manages to reach you, coming from a platter resting on a nearby service cart. A game-changer.You somehow manage to have breakfast, while the servant opens the windows and cleans up your room. The sun is already fairly high in the sky.In addition to the muscle pains, you realize that your wounds, the holes through your abdomen and your thigh caused by Fleurdelis' bone spears, are scarring with prodigious speed, but it'll still be a while 'till you can consider yourself fully healed."Queen Amata is fairly angry with you, I'm afraid." The maid explains while folding your blankets, without losing that cheer. It's like it's not her problem. ...Which, in fact, isn't. "Something about causing a commotion downtown."You briefly remember Amata warning you not to do anything needlessly flashy in front of the townspeople. Followed by you immediately going to help the people clear rubble along main street using your Exalted strength, in turn followed by your training during the night by lifting and shattering a large chunk of city wall."Oh." You reply.>Talk with maid (about?)>Go meet Queen Amata>Go meet Prince Samiel>Go meet Princess Irene>Go to town>Leave town>Continue training (what?)>Other?
>>30451694>Go meet Amata, Samiel, Irene
>>30451694Go meet Irene, ask about the Queen's royal mood.Oh, and dress up in something more concealing. For those unsightly scars. Ask the maid about your wardrobe.
>>30452510Waiting warmly for our Appearance charm/power that lets us make clothing from essence.
>>30452577I actually have no idea how Exalted works (or the quest mechanics here for that matter), can you please explain it briefly?
>>30452616It was mostly a joke.Lunars are a kind of exalt who have their core powers linked to their attributes, instead of skills. Appearance is one of the attributes that comprise the Social stat.
>>30452616Quest mechanics are simply "when suggesting actions, roll 1d10".Next post in a moment.If >>30452616 or any newbie to Exalted has specific setting questions, ask away. Otherwise 1d4chan wiki has some setting info.Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%2C+Quest
You'll leave your (?) newly-assigned maid in your room, tasked with fixing the wreck you've made of your bed, and decide to go and see, first of all, princess Irene.But not before changing your clothes. You slept in those, after all. They're also completely ruined from yesterday's fight."I'm not sure we have anything in your size." The servant replies after examining your figure. "But I can ask the other maids, some are good at fixing clothes' sizes.">Comfy indoors/city clothes, like a shirt, blouse and long skirt. Blend in with the populace.>Travelling clothes, a leather jacket, soft boots and a long cloak.>Light clothes, easy to move in: a tank top and short shorts.>One of the elegant dresses in the wardrobe meant for royal guests.>A maid uniform borrowed from the servants' wardrobe.>A soldier's uniform, complete with steel helmet and boiled leather armor.
>>30452842>One of the elegant dresses in the wardrobe meant for royal guests.
>>30452842>One of the elegant dresses in the wardrobe meant for royal guests.Sounds ideal to me!
>>30452842>Comfy indoors/city clothes, like a shirt, blouse and long skirt. Blend in with the populace.Comfy.
>>30451664dem chocolate tits.
>>30453141/tg/ knows what it likes. And it likes big honkin' brown ass titties.
>>30453201I thought it was Urd from Oh my Goddess for a brief moment
After searching for something that would fit you, you settle for a large, frilled gown in red. It fits you nicely, you think, and wouldn't look out of place in a high society ballroom or evening tea.Thanking the little maid, you head to meet Irene. Her bedroom was wrecked in yesterday's fight, but you ask around a bit to the soldiers and other servants, and hear that she is overseeing the emplacement of some of her strange magical weapons on the castle's towers.After a few minutes of looking around, you find her, together with a team of her white-cloaked soldiers, on the top floor of the southeastern tower."..and this is the directional collector. After the main charge has passed through the activation chamber, it recovers up to 40% of the residual charge, that on a smaller gun would get dispersed in the ambient essence, and instead recycles it in a feedback cycle for- oh, good morning." You find her in the middle of an improptu lesson to her crew, some kind of highly complex magitek weapon, partially disassembled, its parts orderly arranged on the floor like in an exploded diagram of its inner components. Some of the soldiers are taking notes, others are struggling to stay awake. "It's almost midday though." She adds."I hear that you did some showy stuff yesterday in town. You have to be careful: there are few people who hate Anathema on principle here, but there are many, many more who are just plain scared. They don't know you yet, they just know that there's someone in town who can lift houses. And that's not a very calming thought.">Apologize>Don't apologize>Ask about defenses>Ask about Amata>Change subject (what?)>Leave (for where?)
>>30452842Elegant dress, of course. Also, thank you kindly for explaining how things work, will read.
>>30453241>apologize for being autist, the solar shard has turned your judgment center into mush>Talk about girly things
>>30453241Forgot the dress.
>>30453276That's a lotta fuggin' frills. Damn girl.
>>30453241>Apologize>>30453275Yeah, something like that...
>>30453294You gotta have frills, man. Everything else about exalted is huge and exaggerated, the dresses must be too.
>>30453337I was expecting more tight and slinky than frills and lace is all.
>>30453241>ApologizeI'd say grovel on our knees but it doesn't seem necessary.
"No, no." She shakes her hand dismissively left and right. "You don't have to apologize to me. Mom might be a bit mad with you, though."She lowers her tone of voice and draws closer, whispering in your ear: "...but trust me, either don't show up right now and keep your profile low for a while, or do something to make it up to her."You slowly nod."I mean, she's a bit worried right now. You just Exalted. She wants to believe that you're still the same person and haven't, like, been taken over by a skin-wearing ghost-demon or something. The citizens are still shocked and depressed after yesterday's attack, after all. They don't need more shocks."Yeah, you have to admit that that makes sense.What's your next order of business now? Yesterday you had plans to continue your training, maybe to try and find a way to commune with the Unconquered Sun to get some answers from him, but now you can change your plans.>Training.>Meditate.>Explore city.>Explore surroundings.>Study.>Socialize with Irene.>Go and see Amata anyway.>Return to bedoorm.>Other?
>>30453471Uh, we probably shouldn't see Amata until we have an idea on how to make it up to her. How about>Meditate.
>>30453471>Socialize with Irene.Maybe we won't feel so shit.
>>30453471Socialize with Irene, ask what's the deal with the big guns on the wall and the current situation (are we at war or something?).
>>30453471>StudyWell, I think we should study at least one point during the chargen phase. Learning how a government works and how corruption can hamstring it might give us our bureaucracy/leadership power
>>30453471>Socialize with Irene.So on a scale from 1 to inferno, how mad...
>>30453471>Socialize with Irene
>>30453471Changing my vote from >>30453596 to >MeditateI still think we need to study at one point
>>30451664We really should meditate. And try to get mastery of manners and later sagacious reading.Thus fare we only have combat charms. we need them social charms if we want to pull some relevant shit beyond punching people in the face.
(more or less a draw, huh)"So." You cast a glance at the disassembled weapon. "How are things going?"She takes a deep sigh, kneeling down next to the mass of metal and wood and crystal bits and pieces and beginning to reassemble it. The soldiers stand back and let her do it. "It's a mess. The troops are understandably upset at the idea of Tianna being targeted by Exalted. Especially Abyssal Exalted.""But we managed to push them back."She makes a gesture to the soldiers of her crew, signalling them that they can go back to their other duties. Once they've left, she continues: "Only thanks to you, and even then we had to first wear that woman called Fleurdelis down, and she almost killed all of us. Even the entire armed forces of Tianna, with the exception of me, my mom, and my brother, would be no match for her. And what's worse...""...They were holding back." You complete her sentence.(cont.)
Irene nods. "There were two of them, but only one actually attacked. They had high-quality undead troops, but only used them to cause panic in town and briefly occupy the palace. She even fought trying to keep casualties low for some reason, even though it would have taken her almost no effort to turn the city in a bloodbath.""Plus." You ponder. "They had a huge magical airship, and just used it to ram a hole in the city walls.""...Yes. I can't believe they didn't have any high-power essence discharge weapon on that ship, especially considering how armored it was. They want to capture Tianna as intact as possible." She replies."...We'll have to get some answers about them somehow.""Possibly before their next attack." Irene grins, giving a final twist to a large screw on the now-assembled weapon. "In any case, I'm activating the full defensive power of Tianna's First Age weapons stockpile. Best we can do is be ready for the worse."...I was thinking I should go and try and commune with the Unconquered Sun." You add."I guess your powers come from him in some way, right? The golden glow and sun symbol appearing on your forehead when you use them and whatnot." She stands back up, brushing dust off her knees. "How do you intend to do that?">Prayer>Fasting>Sunbathing>Dance>Music>Art>Dreaming>Other?>Do something else Instead?
>>30454099I don't know shit about Exalted, so someone else can decide.
>>30454099>Sunbathing>Dance>MusicWhy not? I mean you can dance while sunbathing with a little privacy and you need some music while dancing.Here some optionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2uFUfZhILA
>>30454099>PrayerWell, the Unconquered Sun is too busy with his games of Divinity to give us direct help but we could at least figure out some sort of prayer or something that we can teach to other people, in case we decide to start converting people. But I still think we should take the time to learn how the kingdom works, that we could learn a bureaucracy/leadership power and help the kingdom by ironing out its inefficiencies.
>>30454099>PrayerSeems safest I guess?
>>30454099>Sunbathing>PrayerCan't we do both simultaneously?
>>30454099>>Sunbathing>Dance/fighting form, work our body up to enter a trance state.good for the heat of battle too
>>30454245>>30454199We can have a prayer formatted as music,say a rhythmic chant and dance to it while sunbathing naked for maximum sun exposure.We need privacy. Serious privacy.
>>30451664I just want to say, if we look like that, our hotness is massive.
>>30454267Or we could sunbathe where everyone could watch us.
>>30454291Weren't we told to keep a low profile? without heavy social fu this will end into tears, i fear.Also, only three dragon blooded? Perhaps the white cloaked ones too and the queens husband, for a total of less than a dozen?This is way out in the boonies man!
>>30454291The lewd is overriding your common sense anon, we're supposed to be (kinda) secret!
>>30454316>>30454332But anons, we can bathe in the sun's radiance while the peasants bathe in our radiance.It's a win-win really.
>>30454332>>30454353We are supposed to be inconspicuous, we were told as much by queen and princes and we should notice that a lot of sneaking was had while we were clearing out the rubble. Most likely Realm agents setting up a assassination or the start of a hunt, and we are not immune to poisons just yet and power armored DB squads will wreck our shit.
>>30454379Yea dispute the fact that the queen likes us, I doubt she likes us enough that she will help us fight a wyld hunt.
>>30453241>They don't know you yet, they just know that there's someone in town who can lift houses. And that's not a very calming thought."To be fair, they also know that the first thing this person wanted to do with their house-lifting is help the common people and fix things.Of course, Solars "fixing" things doesn't always go well.
If we're from the South it's entirely possible we know some worship dances (and both prayer and dance is covered by the Perform skill in Exalted proper), so we can likely do both at once.Hell, Ahlat probably has some that are prayer, dance, and martial kata all in one.
>>30454458Thus the need to stay inconspicuous.>>30454414If Lookshy is not nearby the only other certain and constant presence to request aid from is the Realm. Said help from the realm would mean that this kingdom turns into a satrap and every exhalted that is not dragonblooded gets the boot or faces a wyld hunt.
>>30454508>Said help from the realm would mean that this kingdom turns into a satrapy and every exhalted that is not dragonblooded gets the boot or faces a wyld hunt.And the ones that are Dragonblooded get integrated into the Realm's existing power structure.
You don't have much experience in religion or prayer, though you are now - apparently - a priestess of the Sun. You wouldn't know where to start. But you imagine that this situation is so unique that there are, probably, no expected standards from you.You have to wonder. How often does this happen? How many Solars are there around, anyway?"...Can I use the top floor of the tower for a while?" You ask Irene, as she picks up the cannon-sized contraption from the ground and props it on her shoulder."...Are you going to break anything?""No! No, I swear. I just need a bit of privacy."She stares at you in confusion for a few seconds, then some kind of smile spreads on her face. "...Oh. I understand. Well, if you want to do on your own. Of course.""...Wait. What?" You ask, feeling like you're being misunderstood. "On my own what?""No, no, you don't need to worry. I'll make sure no one disturbs you until you're finished! But remember, In case you get lonely, I'm sure we could find skilled professionals for your needs.""W-what are you talk-"With a blush, yet a sly grin, Irene pats you on the shoulder with her free hand, and then just turns around and walks downstairs. You can hear her saying "Tower's gonna be off-limits for today, boys. You!" "Yes, ma'am?" "Set a guard detail. No one gets in until miss Maka leaves the tower." "Uh...er... yes."...You decide it's best to not think too much about it, and climb the stairs, reaching the top floor of the tower. It's almost noon, and the sun shines straight down on you with its full power.(cont.)
>>30454600W-why is everyone so lewd?
You stand under the sun, lost in thought, for a few minutes. You focus on the feel of its rays on your skin, keeping your eyes closed. Somehow, this feels different than usual...In a daze, without thinking your actions through but acting entirely on instinct and feeling, you slowly remove the gorgeous red dress that has been loaned to you by the maid, and strip down to nothing. The sensation all over your body increases tenfold.Moving like in a feverish dream, you step around, barefooted on the rough stone floor, unsure if the music you're hearing in your own ears, welling up from the depths of your memory, is something you're humming and singing or if it exists only in your head. Your long hair brushes on your skin as you spin, sending shivers down your neck and spine, as your aching muscles struggle to keep your momentum, and your brain desperately tries to ignore the pain from your wounds.The music turns into words, a language entirely unfamiliar to your ears or tongue. And the words turn to light and glory.Bit by bit, the million sensations raining down on your body and mind are numbed down to the point of disappearing, and you feel as if you were floating weightlessly in a warm embrace."MY CHILD.">Question?
>>30454712Wow, we must have caught him in between turns. >"I wish to learn how to worship you so I can each others how to worship you" Or something like that.
>>30454761Sure, that sounds appropriately worship-like to me
>>30454703Exalted. To be more accurate, Dragonblood Exalted. They kinda tend to fuck everything, second only after Lunars.
>>30454316Alternatively, the cloaked ones are heroic mortals of some sort. If they're not, we need to find them some. If my limited knowledge of exalted is any good heroic mortals are sorta in between mortals and dragonblooded in power, which means they'll make useful minions.
>>30454761Well, dunno - he still got enought time to ride his glorious Solar Robo everyday so everybody has night/day cycle. Because, well, he is The Sun.He is not total recluse, he just does minimal amount of work required for Creation not to collapse horribly, IIRC.
"I wish to learn how to worship you, so I can teach others how to worship you!""THEN, BE A CHAMPION OF JUSTICE, AND TEACH OTHERS ABOUT JUSTICE."The voice hits you like a brick wall made of echo."TEACH OTHERS ABOUT KINDNESS. TEACH THEM ABOUT LOVE. TEACH THEM ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY. TEACH THEM ABOUT SADNESS. TEACH THEM ABOUT GUILT. AND TEACH THEM ABOUT HOPE.">Question (2)?
>>30454947What can I do with my new powers, and how can I improve theM?
>>30454947How do we get stronger?
>>30454947ask him what the deal is with abyssals
>>30454980>>30454991>>30454994Why not all?
>>30455026Because you feel that you have a limited amount of time for asking questions before you lose your focus.
>>30455039Booooo!Let's go with >>30454980 then.
>>30454994Yeah, this is good enought.Answer to how PC get stronger is fairly obvious, nothing unusual here.
>>30454980Voting for this
>>30454712>>30454947>The Unconquered Sun>Giving a shitThis is new.
>>30455096Clearly something is impersonating him.
>>30454600...god dammit Dragonblooded. I'd accuse the Questrunner of up-turning the lewd is this wasn't exalted. Dragonblooded, Lunars, Alchemicals, Some Abyssals. There is a BLOODY lot of things that want to slut to victory.
>>30455280Alchemicals are some of the least slutty things in Exalted, so long as they don't have Thousandfold Courtesan Calculations installed.
"...How can I improve my abilities, to better face the challenges that await me?""UNTIL YOUR EXALTATION STABILIZES, YOUR POTENTIAL IS IN FLUX. WHATEVER YOU WILL APPLY YOURSELF TO IN THESE FIRST DAYS OF YOUR NEW LIFE WILL SHAPE WHAT YOUR FUTURE WILL BE.""BECAUSE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE NOT LEARNING NEW SKILLS, BUT RATHER, THE MEMORIES FROM YOUR NUMEROUS PREVIOUS LIVES ARE BEING REAWAKENED IN YOU.""ONLY SO MUCH CAN REACH YOU THIS EASILY, HOWEVER. AFTER THAT, YOUR ONLY WAY IS EFFORT AND HARD WORK.""AND PERHAPS, YOU WILL REDISCOVER AND MEET AGAIN OLD MEMORIES GIVEN FLESH ANEW. OLD FRIENDS. OLD ENEMIES. OLD LOVERS. OLD RIVALS."[Zenith +1]>Question (last)?
>>30455308"What exactly are the Abyssal Exalted and is ere anyway to turn them from their evil masters?"
>>30455308abyssals and their deal
>>30455308Any advice on turning Abyssal Exalted into loyal adherents of the The Unconquered Sun?
>>30455352>Any advice on turning Abyssal Exalted into loyal adherents of the The Unconquered Sun?Redeeming just one Abyssal is a campaign-long effort, in most Exalted games.This is not a practical goal.
not a question, but we should probably train something for long range combat before we finish Exaltation. I propose firewands with Righteous Devil Style
>>30455394Really don't care about making them loyal to anyone except us.It's a talking point so that The US tells us about Abbysals and converting and shit. I shouldn't have to explain this shit to you anon.
>>30455436I'm pretty sure just hanging around us is going to give the Abyssal horrible Resonance problems.
>>30455431absolutely-it's one of the cooler styles out there, and is made for Solars>>30455338this is probably better than asking specifically how to turn them.
>>30455431What's the exalted version of a Hadoken?>>30455466Never said anything about them having to be next to us. Just under us.
>>30455394Not much is known about Abyssals in this setting. I'm hoping for just enough of an info dump from our patron that we can give Amata something useful to go on, or impress just how bad the situation really is.
>>30455431Meh. Distance is irrelevant with charms, firearms don't have any real advantage beyond rule of cool. Still, IIRC some wawebeams or shit is possible with melee.
>>30455495I've got no problems with learning more about Abyssals. I'm saying "how do we convert them into the service of the UCS" is a wrongheaded way to ask this sort of question, because that's specifically about redeeming them.
>>30455534>Not playing to the Egos of Godly Beings.Fine whatever, just stop complaining already.
>>30455339just ask this
>>30455555Ask >>30455338 instead"[insets subject] and their deal" is a stupid way to ask any question.
>>30455553Sol Invictus is a very "solve it yourself" kind of guy, especially toward his Exalted. Playing to his ego isn't going to help much.
>>30455489there are a lot. I think there's one in each Terrestrial style, there's weird versions of them in some of the conversation-based martial arts, Righteous Devil can do them with firedust weapons, I think there's one in Solar Hero, etc. The Sidereal arts are actually the only ones without some kind of energy blast, but they do things like stop time or tear holes in reality to let the Fae in and clone yourself instead
"...What should I know about the Abyssal Exalted?""THE ABYSSAL EXALTED ARE DARKNESS BORN OF YOUR SAME LIGHT. IN PREVIOUS LIVES, THEY WERE SOLARS LIKE YOU.""THEY WERE TURNED TO DARKNESS BY THE POWER OF THE DEATHLORDS.""THE DEATHLORDS ARE AN UNSPEAKABLE EVIL BORN PARTLY FROM THE VILE ACTIONS OF YOUR AND YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS' PREVIOUS LIVES... AND PART OF THE BLAME RESTS ALSO ON ME.""BLINDED BY MY LOVE FOR YOU, AND BY THE SPLENDOR OF THE WORLD THAT YOU HAD BUILT, I REACTED TOO WEAKLY, AND TOO LATE. OFFENDED, IN ANGER I TURNED MY FACE FROM YOU AND FROM CREATION.""I DO NOT HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE SINS OF YOUR PREVIOUS LIVES. YOU ARE YOUR OWN PERSON. YOU SHOULD NOT BE TIED TO INJUSTICE COMMITTED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. YOU ARE A NEW START.""I HAVE HOPE IN YOU. PROVE TO ME THAT THIS HOPE IS NOT MISPLACED, AND THE UNCONQUERED SUN WILL TURN BACK TO THE WORLD OF CREATION.""Can... can these Abyssals be brought back to the light? And what of the Deathlords themselves?""NO EVIL BORN OF A HUMAN HEART IS BEYOND REDEMPTION. NO DARKNESS BORN OF A HUMAN SOUL IS TOO BLEAK FOR LIGHT.""THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE GIFT OF EXALTATION WAS GIVEN TO THE HUMAN RACE, AFTER ALL."You blink back to reality. The rough stone floor of the tower is pressed against your right cheek.You stand up, your head briefly spinning. It takes you a moment to fully return to reality. The sun is about to set on the horizon.This experience has been harrowing for you. You still feel feverish and off-balance.But, you feel like you've gained some wisdom from your patron god. [Twilight +1]What should you do now?>Meet Amata>Meet Irene>Meet Samiel>Rest>Go to town>Leave town>Investigate Abyssals>Train>Other?
If the >Music option were picked in >>30454099 would it have been possible to commune with uncle Sun by playing music and singing some songs about sun or something? Because I kind of like that idea.I've never played Exalted but this really makes me want to.
>>30455710>Meet Ireneask her if she has any pistol-sized weapons that we can use to help defend the town
>>30455710Would there be a chance that a few heroic mortals appeared after the recent mess? I have no idea of how they work really. If so, we should probably find a recruit them.
>>30455710acquire firewands from armory, train with them
>>30455742>pistol-sized weaponsWhy would we ever need this?I don't see it being any more effective than our fist.
>>30455710>Investigate AbyssalsNo time like the present!We should brainstorm something we can do to make it up to Amata by the way. Before we have to see her again.
>>30455717Definitely. Like Maka suspects, there is not a standardized way of worshipping the Unconquered Sun, since his cult is common to many different cultures.Communing with the Sun however is, by canon, something quite uncommon.Maka gets a break because she's a Zenith-caste Solar, and because I like to run the UCS as more active and communicative than canon suggests, at least as far as his Chosen are involved. (But even then, he still IS a very "solve it yourself, that's the entire point of Solars" kind of god, like >>30455581 suggests. But he isn't above giving advice to his Zeniths.)
>>30455710>>Go to townLet us mill with the workers and become loved by the people.
>>30455710step 1-firewands getsetp 2-new martial art style getstep 3-hang out with the Queen
>>30455742no. Essence weapons don't work with any martial art, though they should probably sync with a couple of the Terrestrial energy-based ones. And pistol-sized ones probably wouldn't do as much as one of our normal punches
>>30455750I have no idea how this works either. Could someone more knowledgeable with exalted go through our options for recruiting allies?
>>30455710>Go to town as you are.
>>30455710>Meet AmataI think now is the time to talk to Amata and explain ourselves
>>30455784be sure to practice in a large open space in the city, so people can watch us turn fire into exploding birds and shit but we don't really have a risk of breaking things with them
>>30455779I'm good okay with this.Nothing says "forgive me" like solving a foreign invasion issue.
>>30455784only if we meditate on how to make up tearing a wall open to Amata while we train
>>30455868Did we tear it open? I thought we just destroyed some of the rebuilding materials?
>>30455919I'm not sure. I read it like we ripped part of the wall off, but it could have just been a few pallets of bricks
>>30455750>>30455819"Heroic Mortals" is more of a narrative idea of someone being badass enough to have a face of a name. There isn't really a way to "become" one: if you are important enough to the plot to have a name and a face, instead of being a faceless member of a crowd, you're automatically "heroic". (this is not really canon, but it's how I run it.)Their difference is that faceless extras have only one HP and are basically no threat except when they have enormously overwhelming numerical superiority + equipment + excellent leadership. Leadership is a big factor, and an Exalted commander can turn even a group of extras into a terrifying fighting force (as long as he leads them).Heroic Mortals have 3 HP, a face, a personality, and actual stats. They are able to learn their own magics, less powerful than what the Exalted can do, but still useful and meaningful.You can actively try and find awesome and interesting people to recruit, or just live your adventures and try and recruit them when you inevitably meet them. There isn't a standardized way: it's just a matter of talking them into joining you because [reason].You can recruit extras as well as heroic mortals.
So now we're at what, four points in Zenith and two points in everything else?
>>30455868>>30455919>>30455934It was a piece of the city wall that was already broken off. You didn't use an undamaged, useful portion of the wall. It was going to be dismantled and the bricks recycled or thrown away anyway.Amata is (probably, you're only hearing word of mouth) angry because displays of superpowers make normal people nervous in the same way that you would be nervous if you knew that your next-door neighbor could fly and shoot laser beams from his eyes, but you aren't sure if he's Superman or Darkseid or just a jackass that will use his powers for personal reasons, petty gain, or the lulz.
>>30455937Eh, I'd still rather recruit the techie, maybe we can propose and expedition to some low level first age ruins near by to acquire more firepower for the city's defense?
>>30455954Pretty much.Anyone remember what we have left to distribute in CharGen?
>>30455995I think 2 or 3 more in attributes, 2 in skills, and 2 in powers?
>>30456019>>30455984Hmm, Exaltedfag!A confirmation is you would?
>>30456019I'm pretty sure we're out of attributes and skills now.
Steel feeling a bit upside-down, you leave the tower, knocking on the door that Irene posted guards on to protect your "privacy".The young soldier that unlocks and opens the door for you immediately turns into a color you can only properly describe as "vermillion" and begins to shiver, as if some muscles of his body were trying to pull him away while others are desperately struggling to keep him in place."E- eh... er- uh..." He stammers, eyes fixed on you.It takes you a few seconds to realize that you have forgot your new dress upstairs."...One moment." You apologize, and turn back in. You return a few minutes later, more properly attired, but by now the soldier is nowhere to be seen.Shrugging in your shoulders, you meet Irene again. Not too far away, she's doing drills and practicing forms in the courtyard. Now that both her mother and her brother are wounded, she seems to be taking the defense of Tianna extremely seriously.You watch for a few minutes her unorthodox fighting style, sword in one hand, lance in the other. Her steps are uncharacteristically heavy, and her armor clanks and whirrs oddly with her faster movements.Finally, she notices you. "Hi, Maka. Are you done?""I'm... done. Thank you." You have the feeling that it would be better to just ignore all this misunderstanding. "I was wondering if I could borrow a weapon from your stores.""Oh? You seemed perfectly able of fighting bare-handed.""...yes, but, you know. Having a bit of range sometimes can be useful, and I won't always have something handy to toss at the enemy." You explain."Good point." She admits. "So you need a bow?""I was thinking about a pistol-type weapon, actually." You say.Her eyes turn star-shaped. "REALLY?!"For a moment, you feel like you've just stepped over a land mine.(cont.)
>>30456181Sweet, we definite found our gunner. Irene just keeps getting better!
>>30455995Current sheet:>Physical 3 - Social 3 - Mental 2>Dawn 2 - Zenith 4 - Twilight 2 - Night 2 - Eclipse 2>Health 4/5 - Essence 5/5>Power: Banish the Darkness (1 Ess) Destroys all undead extras in the scene.>Power: Solar Hero Style (1 Ess) When fighting unarmed, with armored gauntlets, or with improvised weapons, add +3 to all combat rolls. Lasts one scene.All that's left is 3 powers.
>>30456202we have that lifting power
>>30456221Yep,"Ten Ox Meditation"
>>30456252Right, sorry. Can't believe i missed that. So yes, 2 powers left.
>>30456181Remind her that's he still has to lead the city in her mother's absence, so she can't just shuck her duties and take us to the firing range. But maybe when she has some free time later she could show us how to handle one properly?
>>30456274How much would it cost to rank solar hero style another time?
>>30456281I say we get military leadership and a solid ranged ability, then get some nice essence-charged gauntlets and rank solar hero by teaching a watered down version to all of the guards
"Oh, but weapons using the pressure caused by the detonation of firedust charges would only grand you a limited range! I could loan you a direct essence-discharge weapon, I'm sure mom won't have anything to object! Still, those take a lot of essence out of you. But maybe it's alright! I imagine your Essence is better adapted to external uses than mine! Man, I'm so envious about that. Or you could use a Hearthstone to provide a constant motonic feed, but unless you have one of your own, we don't have any to loan you unfortunately. I'd have to check if I can assemble something custom for you from my bits box! I should have some extra essence-cohesion accelerators and Quasa crystals for the harmonics... mhh...""Irene?" You try and slow her down. "Is everything all right?""...Oh? Oh, yes, I was just lost in thought." She replies, clearly hyperventilating. "Well, I have a couple firewands or a flamepiece for you, but they wouldn't grant you a lot of reach. They're fairly short-ranged weapons. Essence-directed weapons shoot magical power instead of a mass of flaming chemicals, but that Essence will have to come from you, which isn't really sustainable in a long fight. There are three ways to handle it: using pre-loaded Essence cartridges, which means only firing one or two shots. Using a Hearthstone, which lets you shoot all you want but, well, requires a Hearthstone and a Manse... or just go all the way through and use your own personal essence, which is a fairly ineffective use for it.">Firewands>Flamepiece>Essence Discharge, magical cartridges >Essence Discharge, using personal Essence>Inquire about Manses and Hearthstones>Go meet Amata>Go to town>Investigate Abyssals>Spend time socializing with Irene>Rest>Train (what?)>Other?
>>30456378>>Inquire about Manses and HearthstonesLet's hear her thoughts.
>>30456378>>Spend time socializing with Irene>Inquire about Manses and Hearthstones
>>30456378>Spend time socializing with Irene>Essence Discharge, magical cartridges Cartridge banzai!
>>30456378>spend time socializing with IreneFirewands/flamepieces sound redundant to our melee ability and I'd rather not pay the Piper on essence directed equipment. Still I'd be nice for her to give us a demonstration and we can chat about her aspirations and personal interests while she takes us through the armory.
>>30456378>Essence Discharge, using personal Essence While Firewands/Flame-pieces are redundant because of our close combat weapons we could still use the essence weapons as long combat. I wonder if we can get some elsewhere power to use as a place to store the essence discharge cannon
>>30456378>Essence Discharge, magical cartridgesI'm guessing we can recharge them ourselves, so why burn resources in fight?
>>30456378Goodness, she is adorable.
>>30456481How fragile are essence cannons supposed to be? I'd hate for ours to get dinged up during a fist fight then explode in our hands when we tried firing it later.
"I'm still not very convinced." You mumble. "I mean, like you said, I can fight fairly well bare-handed, and if ranged weaponry is so complex... maybe I should just focus on a single style of combat? Or maybe not? What if I had a Hearthstone? Would that make things simpler?" You ask her."Well, it would, because you could use an Essence-discharge weapon without being restricted by cartridges and without burning your personal Essence. But you'd need to find a Manse, a place of power built to channel ambient Essence and coalesce it into a gem."You listen, intently."The gem is called Hearthstone, and feeds the Manse's essence directly to you... or into an artifact of your choice. Unfortunately, Manses are extremely rare. Of course, if someone owns one he is going to be very interested in keeping it, and abandoned Manses don't stay abandoned for long. Maybe there is one, out there, but who knows where.""I see." You nod, pacing back and forth. "Say, Irene, are you busy? Did I interrupt your exercises, by the way? I didn't want to get in your way.""No, no, not at all!" She replies pleasantly. "I was about to go and eat a bite. Would you mind to have dinner together?"The invite catches you a bit by surprise. You feel within you the same feeling that you felt when you unlocked your previous powers. Maybe you're on the verge of a new magic.>Yes.>No.(warning: AFK BBL)
>>30456378>Socialize with Irene>Ask about manses and hearthstones>eventually admit that we should leave the gadgetry to those who can maintain them, then start trying to see what it'd take to recruit her.We're going to need followers if we plan to retake our homeland and Irene is too good a find to pass up.
>>30456573>Would you mind to have dinner together?">Yes.we want to have dinner>No.we don't mind
>>30456573>No, I do not mind.>Would you mind to have dinner together?">Would you mindExalted you better read this right. You should already know a lot of people have problems with "do you mind" statements.
>>30456573>Yes.We can ask more about weaponry. I want muh cartridges!
>>30456612Sorry, to clarify this is a vote for accepting her dinner invitation, not refusing the offer.
>>30456629Just tell us which is accepting and which is rejecting.
Fucking phrasings.Anyone voting to NOT go to dinner so far?
>>30456573>Let's have dinner!I hate questions that are phrased like that.
>>30456671Doesn't seem that way.Just remember everyone the proper answer to accepting an would you mind question is "no".It's simple,don't screw up it up.
>>30456202I thought we still had one Ability point left? I was really hoping to land it in Dawn/Eclipse.
>>30456573Um, yes, dinner with Irene! This story needs more techno-babble.
>>30456573>Yes.Exalted Social Fu get
>>30456573>Would you mind to have dinner together?>Yes!>Yes.>Yes.Intent aside you guys should be embarrassed at being this stupid.
>>30456573"Well I do seem dressed for the occasion. I will happily accept your invitation Irene~"
>>30456573Agree. Waifu the nerd girl immediately.
>>30457369>2014>Still treating nerd like an insultShe is a huge nerd. And this is not unattractive in the slightest. Her nerding out about shit is charming.
>>30456573>Have dinner with Irene>Then holy shit we REALLY need to get to Amata because yeah, she's probably mad at us and we gotta try to quell that powder keg.
>waifu the PrincessWhat about waifuing the Queen? We already kissed her!
>>30456593>>eventually admit that we should leave the gadgetry to those who can maintain them, then start trying to see what it'd take to recruit her.At the moment we're very nearly as good at gadgetry as we are at fighting, at least in terms of raw attributes and skills.
>>30457450>ExaltedI don't think you know how this works. If we don't come out of this game with an extensive harem then we've failed.
>>30457469if we come out of this game alive it's not an authentic experience really.
>>30457469Yeah but, Mother and Daughter? Really?
>>30457468Honestly, I would have liked a bit more focus on Zenith abilities. We're already a Zenith, and being a delicious brown punchcommander would be great.
>>30457450>implying that isn't a turn on for Irene>implying Amata would mind sharing a woman with Solar constitutionI think we're probably fine.
>>30457491Hmmm, well I agree but we should probably boost both.
>>30457491I agree and would rather leave the magitech to the specialists.
>>30457491We've got 4 dots in Zenith as opposed to our 2 dots in everything else. We're very Zenith. We're just not really any more Dawn than we are Twilight, aside from having fighty Charms and one more dot in Physical than in Mental.
>>30457450>>30457489See >>30454715I wonder who is our lunar mate
>>30457532Yeah, but we aren't a Twilight. I think we're more suited to be a leader - spiritual, martial or personal - than a crafter, scholar or academic. And I think the points we have in twilight are for Lore, not Magitech.
>>30457628>And I think the points we have in twilight are for Lore, not Magitech.It's based on Quixalted, so it falls under both.
>>30457468That's fair, but we also have TWO charms that help our punchery, and ZERO that help our gadgetry. Also, a Resistance charm that makes our skin like armor is in-caste and further helps punchiness. We really should just delegate gadgetry to something else. We don't need to be able to do everything ourselves.
>>30457675Exactly this.Being a Zenith means that we're more able to collect people to do things like gadgetry FOR us. We excel at being a leader and a mentor, and we'd be able to guide them into making wonders themselves. We're not an island, and we have access to, and the ear of, an entire kingdom. Not to mention a kingdom of our own that we could eventually make it back to.
>>30457675Plus, if the armored skin is based on Zenith, we would be fucking fantastic at it.
>>30457675>>30457712These two Anons have articulated my point of view far better than I am capable of doing for myself. Thanks to you both and supporting their vision.
>>30456730I thought we did too. Maybe I miscounted.
>>30457675This is true. I'm just saying recruiting Irene isn't patching up one of our weaknesses anymore, since we're pretty much decently competent at everything (while being super good at being a Zenith, as well as being tough and punching when we feel like spending Essence).
>>30456730We had two points left, both were spent this session while we were talking to the big shiny boss man. One got put into Zenith, the other got put into Twilight.
"I'd be glad to accept!" Is your reply. After all the stress and fighting and training and soul-searching you recently went through, spending some time in good company wouldn't be a bad thing."Right! Where should we go? I know a place in town that's-"All of sudden, the short, long-haired maid that woke you up this morning appears from behind a corner. "Wait a second, princess Irene! You can't go to a formal dinner in armor!"...She wanted to come right away? With that on?"...Oh, you're right, silly me." She replies, like she really had just noticed. "Give me a hand, Millian, would you?"With an exasperated sigh, the servant walks up to Irene (who seemed like she was ready to remove her suit of armor in the middle of the castle courtyard), grabs her hand, and gently drags her to the barracks. "Wait here!" She orders.It doesn't take much, fortunately, and after about ten minutes, one (1) fresh and perfumed brand-new Irene Tai Tianna is delivered, courtesy of Short Maid Express. She's wearing a very stiff-looking, impeccable high uniform all in white and blue with a gold trim and a black skirt. Her long blonde hair is gathered in two twin tails.She looks like her mother (or her maid, you guess) dressed her, but at the same time she looks marvelous, and just as confident as she was in that large, overwrought suit of armor.You briefly wonder if it's self-confidence, or rather f she just doesn't care about her clothing and appearance.
>>30457905It would probably require some big convincing, too, since she's likely got pretty big intimacies to her mother and Tianna.
>>30457923Ah. I thought we had three points left.
>>30457926This short maid...perhaps she too has magic, of the servantly variety.
>>30457926don't have your name on.
>>30457926...is this an actual QM post?
>>30457943I'm silly and forgetful. Thank you.
>>30457936Did we? Someone will need to check the archives.
>>30457940It's possible. Maybe she's a Godblooded offspring of some sort of domestic god. Gods (and spirits in general) get Charms relating to their portfolios.
>>30457966It's what they were saying last thread. Exaltedfag can probably enlighten us - after all, I'm sure they knew how many allocatable points we had at the beginning. After that, it's a simple matter of counting.
Good thing she has others who worry about that for her, you guess, because you do notice that, on your way down the streets of Tianna to the place where you have chosen to dine (a fancy restaurant called the Crystal Tree), you turn a vast amount of heads.Of course, she is the princess and therefore bound to be recognized by the populace but even if that wouldn't be a factor, you have to admit that she is quite striking.All along the way, Irene is bubbly and cheerful, and you can see she can barely restrain herself to talk about her favorite subject: technomagic. She makes some effort to steer the conversation towards something that is neither that nor "work" (abyssals, city defense, etc), and she stops every now and then, wondering if she's bothering you or annoying you.For your part, about 99% of her talk makes so little sense that it mostly just flies way over your head. You pay absolutely no attention to it, perhaps feeling a bit guilty about doing so, and just throw in a vague question or gesture of interest every now and then to show that you're listening. For her part, she rants and rants about technical specs and trivia you can't imagine anyone except other Exalted magitech engineers caring about."I don't get many chances to talk to someone else like this." She says at a certain point, after you've sat down at the table, but while still waiting to be served. When you raise your head to meet her gaze in response, she suddenly grasps your hand as you were idly toying with a fork, and it falls on the plate noisily.Looks like she has something she wants to talk about. Something more important than her love for magical technology.(cont.)
>>30457926Lick lips "My don't you clean up well..."
>>30458049Don't be a creeper.
>>30458043My god, MORE IMPORTANT? That sounds outlandish!
Posted by Exaltedfag in thread 1: >>30374279Physical 2 - Social 2 - Mental 1Dawn 2 - Zenith 3 - Twilight 1 - Night 2 - Eclipse 2Health 5/5 - Essence 3/5Powers: Banish the Darkness (1 Ess) destroys all undead extrasStill unallocated: 3 stat points, 2 skill points, 4 powers.>>30457966>>30458001We put one in each skill, one in Twilight and Zenith and learned two more powers.Ergo no skill points, no stat points, and two powers left. Now stop complaining about stats and shit.
>>30458073She just wants to implore us to save queen and country, anon. Or maybe a favor.
>>30458001You're out of skill and stat points. Total free points were 5 to stats and 7 to skills. initial 1st point doesn't count. Now you have:>Physical 3 - Social 3 - Mental 2 (3 base points + 5 points)>Dawn 2 - Zenith 4 - Twilight 2 - Night 2 - Eclipse 2 (5 base points + 7 points)For the next few seconds, finally, there's silence. It feels like an eternity to you.Her pale skin is surprisingly, pleasantly cool, and carries the texture of exquisitely-polished marble. By contrast, you can feel the skin of your own hands, still carrying the warmth, perhaps the mild burn, of your sunbath of today, gently trading warmth to her fingers."The soldiers and officers listen to me because it's their job. My mother isn't interested, and is also very busy." She explains, eyes fixed in yours, hand not letting go. "Samiel... he's a good kid, but he's a bit dumb when it comes to this stuff. And... I don't really have a lot of other people. The maids just pretend to care. Well, except Millian, who just outright tells me that I'm boring and annoying. Of my three unexalted brothers, two of them are fairly... cold and distant to me. I think they're upset that they didn't Exalt." She says, sounding like she should feel guilty about it. "...And I can never tell what the third is thinking.""...But you're here, with me. Listening to me talk on and on about stuff you don't care about." She says, eagerly squeezing your hand. Just by looking in her eyes you can tell how much she can enjoy simply getting a break from her job, all her duties, all her expectations, and simply be herself with someone that will let her be herself. "...I know I'm not a very good conversationalist. Sorry. I keep talking and talking without thinking about what other people think. I... am I boring you?"For the first time, she stops talking, waiting for a real reply from you.(cont.)
>Lie for her good>Be honest with her>Change the subject>Give her advice>Tell her to be prouder>Pledge friendship>Pledge love>Kiss her(this is an action. roll 1d10. this will also determine what power is about to be unlocked.)
Rolled 10>>30458188>Be honest with herI find her enthusiasm and energy cute, and while we may not understand a lot of what she sometimes rambles on about, its not boring>Tell her to be prouder>Kiss her
>>30458216this works for me
Rolled 7>>30458188>>30458216THIS. THIS EXACTLY. THIS IS MY VOTE.
Rolled 5>>30458188>Kiss her>this will also determine what power is about to be unlocked.Oh hell yes.
Rolled 1>>30458188>this will also determine what power is about to be unlockedThen we should kiss her.Seriously, though, kissing her is a good evasion. It lets her know we're happy to spend time with her without letting her know that the technobabble is all over our head.
Rolled 7>>30458188>Be honestAlmost all of this stuff is over our head, but we're enjoying seeing how passionate she is about what she loves doing. And we are enjoying ourself here, not just humorist her.
>>30458188>Be honest with her"Well I can't quite keep up with you when you get excited about the things you love doing, but I wasn't having a bad time at all."
>>30458216this is perfect
>>30458188It's my first time in this quest, is it over or under? And of how many rolls?
Rolled 8>>30458188>>Be honest with her"I don't understand a lot about essence cannons and whatnot, but you're not boring."
>>30458216Can't argue with a good plan or a nat 10
>>30458216This is perfect. Just make it clear that we're more interested in her than her work.
Rolled 3>>30458188>"You should be proud of your talent, whether or not others are interested. It's you that matters, and your passion for what you love is what interests me most.">Tell her to be prouder>Pledge love
Rolled 8>>30458188>Tell her to be prouder
You can only PICK ONE.You can use the other choices as "arguments" or "things you also do/mention), but only one has to be your main choice. Also please make it clear how many of you are voting for what in order to avoid repeat votes. (incoming tears)
>>30458157>The maids just pretend to care. Well, except Millian, who just outright tells me that I'm boring and annoying.Judging from how the replies are written up we're either only pretending to care or we just straight up don't understand any of it but are happy to let her indulge herself.Preferred response is that we think all this stuff is cool on a conceptual level but we'll probably never make heads or tails of the actual details of it, and she clearly cares a great deal about it so we're happy to let her talk and hope we pick up one or two things.Worst possible outcome of that is probably her deciding to give us private tutoring in something we'll probably never wrap our head around, but that's not so bad.
>>30458274My vote is remaining this:>>30458231...but with a roll like that, I don't expect it to be chosen.
>>30458274I say >>30458216 with 'Kiss her.' as the main choice.
>>30458274Main choice-honesty, words from >>30458216'arguments'/things done-tell her she should be proud of what she loves, and kiss her
Rolled 9>>30458274Then HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.We don't understand a lot of it. That doesn't mean she's boring (it's actually the opposite). It's cool to be out here with her and we're having a good time and she should be more proud of what she knows.
>>30458274Then I vote for >>30458216 With >Kiss her being the overriding option
Rolled 9>>30458274Are we all re-rolling, then? If so...>Tell her to be prouder."It doesn't matter what other people think. The point is that you are good at what you do, and you're proud of it. I might not be the best at understanding it, but your pride and your passion are what interest me the most."
>>30458247Each person voting rolls once. (if you later change your vote, you don't reroll: reference your previous post, also for clarity reasons).The roll that determines the result will be chosen randomly by me between the votes of all those who voted for the winning (most-voted) choice.If the first guy voting for something gets a high roll, and then everyone else bandwagons but doesn't roll for fear of spoiling that high score on their wanted action, that score will be lowered accordingly.This is a general rule by the way, not for just this action.Maybe in the future I'll change the system (i have a few ideas) but for now it works like this.
>>30458274still voting for >>30458216I would say kiss as the main choice and the others as lead up, with us leaning in and lowering our voice seductively as we talk
Rolled 5>>30458274but so many of them support other options and make sense even if their not the main 'argument'oh well, I'm >>30458216 and>Kiss herwith the other parts being supporting arguments
Rolled 6>>30458330>If the first guy voting for something gets a high roll, and then everyone else bandwagons but doesn't roll for fear of spoiling that high score on their wanted action, that score will be lowered accordingly.Then ask for rolls after the vote, instead of punishing the rolls
>>30458188>>30458274>Kiss her>Make a situation which easily complex response.>You can only pick one.Fine, Fine
>>30458330>If the first guy voting for something gets a high roll, and then everyone else bandwagons but doesn't roll for fear of spoiling that high score on their wanted action, that score will be lowered accordingly.Kind of hate this, honestly. The more popular a choice gets, eventually we'll have all 10 options represented, and the closer it'll get to average.
Rolled 3>>30458330alright, rolling and keeping vote >>30458216you might want to do best of x rolls after your post, probably 2 with d10 system
Sounds like people want to KISS THE GIRL.
>>30458330that is a stupid system and needlessly punishs players, just ask for roles after the winning option has been picked by vote
>>30458330Ah, alright. Kinda random, but that might be in the spirit of the quest I guess.
I admit i understand barely half of what you say of your passion. But that is not what matters for it is your intense passion that makes you such a remarcable presence. Just try to find someone at your level or above if you want stimulating converdation. Or someone to teach vould serve ad well.But i already told you my position. I like your intensity, you only need to learn to direct it do you fo not suffer for itGive advice and comfort. Then kiss her.
Rolled 4>>30458361>>30458330Roll didn't go through>>30458330>If the first guy voting for something gets a high roll, and then everyone else bandwagons but doesn't roll for fear of spoiling that high score on their wanted action, that score will be lowered accordingly.Exlatedfag, that a terrible way of handling what is a very minor issue.
>>30458274kinda disagree with picking one here. I know it's for determining a power, but a lot of these seem to flow together. It looks like there's several sets of mutually exclusive options rather than one big choice
>these decisionsOh, you guys.
>>30458188>>Tell her to be prouderProbably not going to be in the majority here, but instead of all that, we should tell her she should be proud of who she is and what she does, regardless.Plus, being able to inspire others is kind of our thing.
Rolled 2>>30458429Forgot my roll.
>>30458330Good to know. So you know (thou I doubt it's relevant now), this >>30458254 is me changing my vote >>30458233, for which I did already roll.Just got back from having breakfast and am not entirely sure what's going on now, saddened by incoming tears though.
>>30458387Can not dice. On the phone. Also we dont have perfecd defence
>>30458330Why not just lock in the winning option by majority vote and then ask for d10 rolls?The way you're doing it now discourages voting in general regardless of how many players you have.
>>30458330you should really either take the first rolled, the first few (standard is 3, but that's also with d100 and d20) or call for rolls after voting and do whatever you want with picking result. This, especially penalizing voting for an option but not rolling, is probably a really bad idea
>>30458556yep, all true and on the moneyrandomly picking one dice is stupidly punishing when dice results meaningfully and impactfully matter
If solar have personalities influencial enough to waifu both a queen and her daughter, would a character be able to do something like this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmEsCKAb7r0
>>30458648we best try
>>30458387Whit this we are honest, give constructive advice and socially prepare for a kiss.
>>30458387>>30458216either is good. I guess the 'main' bit would be honesty, with the comfort, advice, and kiss being secondary?
>>30458648Most Solars wouldn't. But Zeniths tend to be the best social Solars there are.
You gently grab her hands back, wrapping them with your fingers, entwining them with hers."...Maybe I'm a bit dumb too." You admit with a smile. Her eyes, fixed on you, blink a few times."You're a genius, Irene. You're brilliant. Your grasp of technology and magic, of all the details and intricacies... I could never do that. I'm not that smart.""...So..." She asks, almost trembling. Tears seem to start welling up in her eyes."...I haven't understood a word you said all night." You reply with a smile."Then... why did you listen? Why did you spend the evening with me?" She slowly pulls her hands out from under yours, but you lean in after her and grasp her arm."Because I like you.""...Eh?""Because I like your energy. I like your passion. I like how much you can love something, even though I can't understand how it works for myself. That enthusiasm, that strength is beautiful. You shouldn't be ashamed of it. You should be proud of it."You slowly tug at her arm, pulling her a bit closer to you."It's a gift you have, Irene. And...""...And?""And it's also a gift for me." You lean in, and gently kiss her, her lips pleasantly cool from the evening breeze. It lasts three seconds, no more, and it's over all too soon. When you lean back, her normally pale complexion is deep red, almost darker than yours. You can't help but find it funny, but for a moment, the thought that she could see your laughter as scorn and derision blocks you.Then, she starts laughing first, eyes watering, bending over the table in fits. At that point, you can't help but join her.
You are interrupted by the inevitable awkward moment that would come right after by a waiter bringing the first part of your meal on a small cart.He was clearly watching you earlier, with the food ready, but waiting for the right moment so that he wouldn't interrupt.You make a mental note to give him a generous tip later, as you pick up your fork and knife and Irene starts explaining to you how a Nova-Salinan interflux exchanger can be used with an Knot Accumulatron to make a "caster gun" capable of accumulating and shooting Sorcery spells.[Exaltation Chargen: Power Acquired][TAKING TO THE HEART (1 Ess) Make a social move that will get your point across perfectly, captivating a single person's trust and affection.]How will the dinner pass?>Talk about abyssals and city defenses>Talk about queen Amata>Talk about her>Talk about you>Make small talkAlso select a mood>Friendly>Honest>Cool>Romantic(Since people are opposed to this rolling method, and i understand their objections, i'll develop a different system for my next thread. Sorry for the mess and thanks for your input! I'm still trying things out as far as the rolling system goes. Sorry for the mess-up.)
>>30458967Oh boy, that power looks useful.Can we pick multiple options here?
>>30458967>Talk about abyssals and city defenses>Romantic
Rolled 4>>30458967>Talk about her>RomanticNot combining topics and moods is hard. Rolling in case you need one.
>>30458967Hey, it's no problem. Anyway:>Talk about her>RomanticWe can handle defenses in a less intimate/more official setting.
>>30458967>Talk about herlets get to know her more beyond the technobable, also>Make small talk>Romantic
>>30458967>talk about her>talk about you>ask if she'd like to do this more, maybe every few nights?Mood>Romantic
>>30458967>Talk about Abyssals and city defenses>Honest moodAs much as I'd like to keep going with the romantics, the moment's gone. Not only that, but we absolutely NEED to start figuring stuff out about our enemies. They're not going to wait around while we try to get into Irene and Amata's pants hopefully eventually at the same time.
>>30459118B-but that sounds responsible, anon!
>>30459118I absolutely agree with this. The romantic moment has passed.
>>30458967>Talk about her>Talk about you>Romanticnow is not the time for business, and planning is a thing for the morning when we have a full council rather than two people
>>30458994change this to talking about her and romantic
>>30458967>Talk about her>Talk about youRomantic
>>30458967Mood friendly and honest . Seriously we do not need to romance now . We better do that on the queen first. Others will like us better if we dont seem to play dynasty politics favouring one or the other heir. And they may respect us more. Fight or fuck is db instinct and fight and fuck is lunar. We are a priest of the sun. They fall for us on their own but we wont ever push that unless it is for our sacred mission Lets talk about her queen and mother, herself and abyssal and defences
>>30459118Seconded. Duty first, if we want the kingdom to survive.
Damn, it looks like 'romantic' is going to win out here. Oh well, could be worse.
Will AFK for about 3 hours. If the thread is still alive when I'm back, I'll be wrapping it up. Until then, in addition to just voting on the choice, since there's time, you can be more specific as to how you want to handle Irene.Maka didn't realize that she used/acquired a social power yet. She will shortly.Another argument of discussion could be if you want to keep using it on her once you've realized it.>to experiment and learn how to use it better>to attempt to develop also a second (and final, since it would be the 5th) power in this same field>for her sake, to make her more confident and clear her doubts>to improve your relationshipJust to clear things out: this power is not what in Exalted technical terms would be "UMI", Unnatural Mental Influence. It's not "mind rape", it doesn't change what people think, or who they are, or what they want.It just gives you essentially perfect communication for a single point you're making, targeted to a single person. They're not forced to accept it or to agree with you, but they will see it (and you) in as favorable a light as possible. We can argue about it, but I wouldn't consider this power "evil". (in general, I don't consider UMI "evil" either: just a lot more grey)For newbies, UMI, as opposed to "natural mental influence", radically alters people. Reshapes their memories, interests, objectives, the things they love and the things they hate, to better suit your needs. It's not innately evil, but it's much more powerful and intrusive, with the potential for a lot more abuse.If you try and develop a second social power here, it will likely be UMI.
>>30459240anon, we aren't playing dynasty politics, we're playing harem politics. First we get the entire royal family, then the Abyssals when they return. Then we move on and powerful people will join our battle harem and eventually, we will carve out our own little empire, a utopia guarded by us and our countless lovers. Plus our Lunar Mate who we instructed to kill us if we end up going full-crazy god queen mode
>>30459287I don't really want a second social power yet, I REALLY want that armored skin power we exhibited in the first session.
>>30459287>for her sake, to make her more confident and clear her doubtstry to improve our relationship naturally, and stop using it once we've given her some confidence
>>30459340this is good
>>30459328Yeah, some Iron Kettle Body would be a really good idea.
>>30459373I'd prefer a decent long range attack (maybe sorcery, since that'll let us snipe things from miles away) or dodge charms. better to never get hit than to have to soak damage
>>30459340I'd say this works.
>>30459340thisuse our powers for the sake of others, lest we succumb to the Great Curse
>>30459287Supporting the following:>>30459328>>30459340>>30459373
>>30459373I'd prefer Flow Like Blood for a defensive charm
>>30459415Sorcery is Twilight, and we already have two charms dedicated to offense. We should REALLY pick up a defensive option tied to a caste where we have four goddamn points.
>>30459597We have four points in Zenith and only two in Night. We've ALREADY soaked attacks from arrows in our early exaltation. We should pick up a soak charm.
How would a soak charm work anyway? Would it reduce all damage by 1, forcing people to use damage-boosting charms to hurt us? Would it provide a dice penalty on attacks? Would our rating in Zenith have any impact? I agree that a soak charm definitely fits our exaltation and story thus far better, but whether it's worth it depends on its effect.
>>30459597A plus side of soak charms over dodge charms is that we can have attacks shred parts of our clothes while leaving our body unscathed.
>>30460348and have weapons shatter on our rock hard nipples and perfect abs
>>30459287>>for her sake, to make her more confident and clear her doubtsWe must use our powers for good and also for awesome. If Irene becomes badass due to our encouragement, all the better.
>>30460388Now you're getting it.
>>30460401She's already badass. She could just be more badass is all.
So, is consensus that we should pursue a soak charm as long as soaking isn't rubbish? I figure we can figure some of these things out before the QM gets back.
>>30458935>We made the girl whose skin is actual marble turn redWe're a Solar alright.
>>30460615soak if good, dodge if bad. We've got some serious offence and a great social charm, our last one should be whatever is best at keeping us alive. And when we start training, we should probably start focusing on getting Perfect Defense via kung fu
>>30459287>for her sake, to make her more confident and clear her doubtsThis one. Like hell we're experimenting on her.
>>30460615Think so. That's what I support anyway.
>>30460665I would actually prefer enhanced parrying to enhanced dodging, since I have a feeling that might stack with the bonus we get from Solar Hero, but I agree on every other point. Soak if it's good, not-getting-hit if it's rubbish. Just keep in mind that one of our main offenses so far is grappling, so something that works both in and out of a clinch would be best. That's another point for soak in my books. Can't do much dodging in a wrestling match.
and this is how we will adapt Solar Hero Style
>>30461026I really want to do no-frills wrestling. Submission holds, joint locks, limb breaks, and so on. Luchadore and kickboxing is fine, but actual wrestling is viciously efficient.I also want at least one scene where we tear off our massive dress from the waist down for better wrestling.
>>30459240>>30459118>>30459309indeed.How will the dinner pass?>Talk about abyssals and city defenses>Talk about queen Amata>Talk about herMood:>Friendly>HonestWe need information, and we have the social prowess to distil the conversation enough to get the relevant points of all three even if in a short form and more than that we are socially keen enough to be both friendly and honest.>>30458967Considering how she reacted and what we did to her we don't need to make her more uncomfortable just yet. Do remember that until the battle we were basically a unknown. No need to romance the shit out of people, well perhaps aside queen Amata but then that is more like playful flirtation Amata instigated.>>30459287>for her sake, to make her more confident and clear her doubtsMight as well get some practice in using it while fostering a ally.>>30459373I would really want something that would get us to perfect defense. We need that on the first chance we can get because we already encountered a combat focused abyssal and a social one. We are not specialized for social combat but are not inept so we need a way to be able to keep the combat monster occupied. And the only way i see that with us surviving is some perfect defense or another analogue, since we got hit hard with those spikes and the abyssal was holding back a lot most likely.
>>30458967>Talk about queen Amata>Talk about hermood-honest and romantic, first datey
>>30461234There are Perfect Soak charms. But honestly, I'm hoping prefect defenses aren't even a thing in this quest.
>>30461347If the combat system isn't broken, perfect defenses won't need to be a thing.
>>30461221Fuck yeah. Combine this with Katars, and perhaps later on a combination of Buckler Katar and Dagger in each hand. If we can have a daikglaive disappear we could have each of these six tools go poof and materialize when we need it. Consider this, Wrestling coupled with some efficient use of kicks and cheap shots with the option to defend or smash with a buckler and the two angles of attack for each hand a dagger and a katar offers. The katar being parallel to the line of force of the hand while the dagger is perpendicular, in the same move we can have a stab and a draw or push cut. An with the daikglaive poof method we can have these babies wink in and out of existence at will, to allow us to grab. Or without it we simply drop the dagger and katar and grab with that hand, perhaps leaving a hand without a buckler for more mobility - but with the ability to wish them in and out of existence that choice is not necessary. This is inspired of course from some recent videos about sikh fighting i saw.Here one of them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV_WT80rZ-EPretty nasty moves. With Solar Hero Style we could pull a lot of them off with small fist weapons and such.
>>30461382Exactly. I'm hoping for a simple soak charm that reduces all damage by one point for a scene. Since you need charms to deal two points of damage, that means mooks and extras won't be able to hurt us while it's active, and exalts will need to expend resources to do so. That seems very useful without being too potent, but we'll see.
>>30461515Scenelong seems a bit much, when our damage booster is per-attack.
>>30461539True, but at the same time, per-action would make it too expensive to use if it can't soak a two point attack outright - effectively making it a perfect defense. Is there a middle ground that doesn't feature something clumsy like it lasting for Zenith actions? If not, I would prefer to see the game be defense focused rather than combat focused, since OP said a big theme is exalts coming back again to fight another day. Plus, while a damage booster has the direct effect of removing someone from combat faster, this soak charm only keeps you alive longer. It doesn't do anything if your opponent's goal doesn't feature beating you but, instead, is about completing sow other goal or killing some other person in the area. I don't know whether that's enough to call it balanced, but I would be interested in taking it over more before the QM gets back.
>>30461448I hope you understand you impractical and unnecessary all of that actually is,Once you move into the realm grappling having a Katar is a hindrance and a Buckler Katar is downright idiotic.Something more sane would be focusing on something like Solar jiu jitsu to draw you opponent in and deny them the ability to attack.
Can't we pick up the "Fight drunk, on drugs and while having sex" Martial Art? Mostly because it exists and the idea is hilarious.
>>30461750While that sounds fun, I'm not quite seeing that kinda person in our MC at this point. Though later, who knows.
>>30461448>Daggers, bracelets and pointy metal stuff all over the fucking body.Yup that seems like a way for us to dress. Concealed or inconspicuous hand weapons all over. large one piece heavy bracelets that can be used to block a sword and have a vicious edge, daggers, knives, claws stuff in the hair, on the belt on a necklace, in the boots, in the armbands, etc.>>30461382They might not be needed just now but once we get to fight with gods or multiple opponents we need to get a larger complement defensive maneuvers that guarantee our survival. We are mostly a leadership person so defense is more important so that our mooks and allies can kill theirs. Thus soak, defenses, parry, dodge all four of them. A multispectral defense Also we nee shaping defenses.
>>30461686That depends on how much you commit to it. One grab to get them on the ground and followed by a stab or a cut? quite good. And you kind of need something to parry with once they start swinging daiklaives.and then you can always drop the katar or the dagger. The buckler might be a bit hard but that i was thinking with the ability to poof it in and out like a daikglaive or a powerbow.
>>30461778>Also we nee shaping defenses.I'm not sure it would be worth the power slot. Unless we're planning to fight some fate ninjas or visit the wyld, I'd prefer to get a PD and a surprise negator first
>>30461750If we find a tutor and increase our Dawn score? Probably. For now, we should focus on our final character creation charm rather than possible additional styles.
>>30461778>Also we nee shaping defenses.Sooner rather than later? Yes. As our final charm slot? Probably not. Don't worry, though, that's in-Caste for us, so it shouldn't be too hard to pick up.
>>30461839We've been talking about going full-grapple. Submission holds, joint locks, and limb destructions. Not 'push them to the ground and then stab them.' Which isn't to say that your idea isn't valid, just that we would probably be better served by a pair of full-arm smashfists and thigh-high godkicker boots than katars and knives.
>>30461778I don't think we need to worry about shaping for a while, if at all.Honestly, though, I think our fists should cover everything we need as far as anything physical goes. Solar Hero is pretty fucking nuts. What we SHOULD be working on is getting more and more skills when it comes to our social kung-fu, and making sure we can lead.No UMI though, that shit gets creepy.
>>30461987I definitely agree, but not until we get a solid physical defense charm. It's in-caste for us, so I would really rather not be a glass cannon.After that, we should definitely pick up more charms for doing things like attracting followers and exerting War/Bureaucracy-style leadership effects. Maybe some other Social effects? I wouldn't refuse a Zenith 'prayer' charm that lets us send an essence bribe and a threat to a god to strongly suggest that do what we want.
>>30461870True, its unlikely we will get hit with shaping so PD and surprise negator is a better use of our time, but i mentioned that after all the others.We would also need to capitalize on our massive social score considering our high rating in Zenith and Social. I do declare we need at least three or four social charms ASAP, once we get PD and a surprise negator plus perhaps Immunity to everything so we do not get poisoned.Sagacious reader of intent, master of small manners, Respect commanding attitude that forces everyone to listen to us and that charm that allows you to project a big image of you in the sky and your voice of you 20x essence miles effective.Once we have those, Shaping defense, some kind of heal like wound mending perfect stance, Hardship Surviving mendicant spirit so we can go and preach everywhere without needing special close because its too hot or too wet or too cold and we die of exposure or get ill and die, and spirit detecting glace so we can see supernatural shit. And of course swallow the sun so we can hide our anima. - this one perhaps it would be best to get immediately after PD so we don't broadcast to everyone SOLAR EXALTED HERE! LOLOL!
>>30461956I dont like this. It kills mobility and allows others to stab us in the back while we are on the ground rolling and chocking and forcing submission the other. Limb destruction however is good. The other however if not done blinding fast and not liable to get us to the floor is something i do not want to try with multiple combat opponents not occupied that are not low level mooks.
>>30462157...you're making a lot of assumptions about the metagame mechanics of this quest being modeled after 2e. This is a rules-light version of Qwixalted, last I heard, which is itself a rules-light version of the 1e quickstart.
>>30462332I may be best to just pretend we don't know any of the rules or mechanics yet, methinks.
>>30462332True, but the concept still holds, if there are equivalents in 1e. Then something equivalent should be in Qwixalted.The problem is that without a circle and only three named dragonblooded we are kind of in a precarious situation and have to plan around going solo as a Celestial with perhaps a small group of dragonblooded aids and said small town kingdom under the flirty queen dragonblooded.
>>30462237Except this is a narrative game, not a tactical one. It's one where the QM has explicitly said that defeated Exalts have a nasty habit of falling off cliffs, being left for dead in burning buildings, and so forth, and then appearing again later. It's also probably one where people step the fuck back when exalts wrestle.Plus, if we have a good soak charm, mooks shouldn't be able to hurt us while we're grappling anyway.Anyway, I would still rather not use katars and knives and such. I would rather we fight either unarmed or with things like smashfists and godkicker boots that we can incorporate into our ensemble like any other arm-length gloves or thigh-high boots.
>>30462468>True, but the concept still holds, if there are equivalents in 1e. Then something equivalent should be in Qwixalted.The problem with that is that, in Qwixalted, there are no perfect anythings and there are no surprise negators. It's also a FAR less lethal game - basically, paranoia combat isn't a thing.Qwixalted uses charm keywords that can be purchased for Abilities and activated to modify the Ability by spending Essence. For example, if you had Melee with Reaching, Supernatural, and Holy, you could spend 2E to do a Reaching, Holy attack that hits an enemy at a range and deals extra automatic damage to Creatures of Darkness.This quest seems to simplify it even further by not even tying charms to particular Abilities. It also requires, with how its damage and health system works, at least five normal hits, or three hits by someone using a damage-boosting effect to actually down an exalt. That's 3/2 and 1/1 for heroic and non-heroic mortals, respectively.That means that a lot of the meta assumptions of 2e - perfect defenses OR YOU DIE, surprise negators OR YOU DIE, and so forth - are a lot less relevant, just based on what we've already seen of the system.Does that make sense?
>>30462617This.Plus I know the guy running it, and he's never been a fan of those OR YOU DIE things. It's all supposed to be fun.
>>30462617>>30462734Huh. Ok. And looking over Qwixalted, charge states 6 powers not 5, but eh.If we don't run under paranoia combat then more room and faster gamplay to get to the fun stuff of social fu and onther neat charms that are now not mandatory. something like Hardship Surviving so we don't need special clothes, Charms that allow you not to change your physical state unless you want to, thus no need for potty breaks, meals, haircuts, or waxing...Quality of life stuff that usually gets dropped in favour of the absolutely necessary stuff.I still think we should get something like Swallow the Sun so we don't show our anima whenever we do something nice. I am uncomfortable with broadcasting Anathema here sign that attracts the wyld hunt.
>>30462938> that are now not mandatory that are now not discarded for the mandatorygah.
>>30462938That's totally fair, and I agree that it's one of the things we should pick up, if it's even a thing (I hope it's not because it's REALLY stepping on the Night caste's toes). But before that, I really want a soak charm that might help us survive another direct confrontation with the enemies at our doorstep.
>>30462938>Swallow the SunWhich publication is that in, again? I'm having trouble tracking it down.
>>30462938>I am uncomfortable with broadcasting Anathema here sign that attracts the wyld hunt.As am I. The citizens are already pretty wary of us, so we need to keep our glorious golden goddess powers in check.Or distract them with delicious brown abs and butt.
>>30463001Swallow the Sun is for everyone in 2eOf course i am talking here with my limited 2e knowledge since that is all i have to fall back upon.Swallow the Sun to not show our anima and Hardship Survival Mendicant Spirt so we can go fuck environmental conditions we go where we please how we please.These two things i want as soon as we have some defenses and a bit more social fu, so we can walk anywhere we please. Perhaps some transportation an communication charms but eh, far later own the road.
>>30463152And I'm saying I dislike Swallow the Sun as a charm concept. I think it steps WAY too much on the toes of the Night Caste anima effect. I don't think any anima effect should be essentially redundant in the face of a charm.Us broadcasting that we are Zenith, high priest of the Unconquered Sun himself is, in my mind, a drawback that validates the Night anime effect existing.
>>30463064>Which publication is that in, again? I'm having trouble tracking it down.Glories of the Most High.another thing that might be useful if this was 2e would be Deft Hand Deflection found in Abyssals as a Solar mirror to one of their charms that is basically a PD for ranged attack.
>>30463217Didn't really want to wade into this discussion, but just wanted to throw my support behind this.
>>30463217Its one thing to hie your anima so you are not recognize as a anathema. Its another thing entirely to have yourself stealthed as long as your anima is not seen. Swallow the Sun allows a night caste to stay hidden even if his anima flares.
>>30463217>>30463152I really do not see the conflict here. Can someone illuminate me?
Wow. Probably 20 minutes before EF gets back and we're already on page 9...what the hell guys? If you're going to have a long, drawn out discussion while we're trying to keep a thread bumped so it can be finished later you could at least take it to the QTG. I mean, yes that's a cesspool of vile vitriol, but now we're probably getting 1-2 posts instead of maybe 3-4. Man, I'm bummed now.
>>30463064SWALLOWING THE SUNCost: 2wp, 1hl; Mins: Stealth 4, Essence 3;Type: Simple (Speed 3, DV -2)Keywords: Combo-OK, Mirror (Oblivion-Consigned Essence), ObviousDuration: InstantPrerequisite Charms: NoneUniting her mind and Essence in a supreme actof will, the Lawgiver snuffs out her own radianceby drawing her anima banner into her body andextinguishing it. Further expenditures flare thebanner from the beginning, as though the Solarhad not previously spent any Peripheral Essence in the scene.
>>30463372That's pretty salty of you.
>>30463316...I honestly don't understand what point you're trying to make. I'm saying I really dislike that there's even an option to negate anima flaring for castes other than Night. I think that any charm that does so steps far too much on the Night Caste's toes, in the same way a charm that allows Solars to learn Lunar charms would step too much on Eclipses' toes. I think it's bad design, invalidates castes as a concept, and should be avoided at all costs.>>30463349Every Caste gets one or more unique ability special to them. Eclipse Caste gets spiritual diplomatic immunity, the ability to learn other splats' charms, and the ability to sanctify an oath or agreement that brings horrible luck on those who break it, for example.Night Caste's anima effect is to spend a little extra essence to keep essence expenditures from flaring their Anima - that big glowing corona and symbol on our forehead that gives us away as a Solar. That's their special bonus that makes them really attractive for anyone who wants to hide their status.Swallow the Sun lets you suck your anima back into yourself once it starts flaring. It doesn't COMPLETELY step on the toes of the Night Caste anima, but it makes their anima effect a lot less relevant, and really does intrude on its territory quite a bit. I don't like that it exists, because it and charms like it make your choice of caste far less relevant.Make sense?
>>30463372New thread then?
>>30463455The QM is only making one post when he returns, and even then only if the thread is live.
By the way, here's the quest archive. Remember to vote it up if you've been enjoying it, a lot of QMs use the amount of votes their threads receive as feedback, and it keeps them from being deleted from the archive too:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tianna
>>30463455See >>30459287. Chance of new thread = 0.
>>30463372It passed 300 posts pretty quickly after he left, anon, I don't think the discussion made much difference.
>>30459118>>30459240>How will the dinner pass?Support for these two.>>30459287>to attempt to develop also a second (and final, since it would be the 5th) power in this same field>>30463451Ah so this is a thematic dispute on where to go with our Zenith then. Well then i would like to take Swallow the Sun as it allows us to go into the realm and preach there if we want without having wyld hunts.A Night can also get a Charm to Sanctify the Dead. So i don't see any problems. Anima are innate and Charms are bought. You buy the Charms to suit the situation you are or will be in. If we need Swallow the Sun we will get it. If a Night Caste would need to be able to Sanctify the dead she would take the necessary charm, if she fights or tries to attrite a undead army.
>>30463656>A Night can also get a Charm to Sanctify the Dead.I also dislike that.I like for each caste to have at least one little tiny niche that no other caste can touch, regardless of what charms they take. I like Zeniths getting to incinerate the dead, be high priests of the Sun, and so forth. I like Nights being the only ones who can hide their anima.I like for your choice of caste, no matter what charms you take, to allow you a special ability that nobody else gets, and prevent you from having that unique talent that the others got. I like the idea that, when you choose one path, at least part of the others closes to you forever.And, as a result, I completely dislike Swallow the Sun. Is it useful? Absolutely. It's useful as FUCK. But I dislike it for what it represents, and what it means for choices regarding caste.
>>30463782They're probably intended for games with no Night Caste or no Zenith Caste or whatever where you still want the party to have access to the ability.You're not supposed to take Swallow the Sun if your game has or may be getting a Night Caste.
>>30463372when the QM left we were around 290 posts, and he said when he gets back he's wrapping up
>>30463985Or you take it if your entire party is in the Realm.Of course the Night Caste will always make a better spy regardless of you having or not Swallow the Sun but he would rather you have it so you do not give away the circles presence.
>>30464233You know how else you can "do not give away the circle's presence"?By not being the typical, autistic, cunt of a solar that got them all killed in the first place.
>>30464280Solars as a rule are autistic cunts...
>>30463985>>30464233Alternatively, you can 'not give away your circle's presence' by sticking only to your Personal essence pool and relying on stunts and respiration to keep motes in it. You know, actually force them to keep themselves low-key in order to keep under cover. I think that fits a LOT more, and it in no way invalidates the Night Caste anima effect.
However we have two requests to keep a lower profile so Swallow the Sun is somewhat thematic to our progress thus far. We of course will be idiotic about it and then go about and bench press a wall. Anima or no anima that shit is not normal, and dragonblooded are most likely known considering their low numbers in the Abyssal fight.