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Under your careful eyes, you see the cheetah undergo the kind of transformation you're, by now, pretty familiar with, the animal shape twisting and shifting and giving way to a human figure with distinctly southeastern look, a sort of wild, proud, exotic beauty.

Once the transformation is complete, a few seconds of tense, nervous staring into each other's eyes follow. This woman definitely doesn't have Mikahil's friendliness.

"To pose as an exotic pet and conceal yourself up to now..." You try and break the uncomfortable silence. "...you must REALLY distrust me."

"There aren't many people that I trust, if that cheers you up." She replies.

"And yet you are here." You smile.

"Mikahil is one of them. I'm here only because he, on the other hand, seems to have faith in you."

"He asked you to help me. Er... Five, was it?"

She nods. "Five Tails."

"You only have one, though." You point out.

She sighs, exasperated. "It's an old and silly story, and I'm tired to hear that joke. Maybe I should start considering a name change."

"Did Mikahil explain you the situation?"

"He explained me that you have immaculates in town, and that you need someone subtle, and that you're as subtle as a brick to the face thrown by an angry, glitter-covered stripper."

"His words?"

"Up to the brick part." She grins. "Let's get on with this, shall we?"

"So what do you do? You sound like some kind of spy. Or assassin."

"Mikahil travels a lot, meets a lot of people, gets involved in a lot of projects. He's the friendly guy with the trusting smile people like to do business with."

"And you do his dirty work behind the scene." You guess.

"And now apparently your dirty work too." She doesn't seem pleased by it in the least.

You think about it. You already sent Zareen on the case, after all.

(Cont.)
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>I'd like you to stay with me for a few days.
>I'd like you to meet up with Zareen and work with her. (She's in charge / You're in charge)
>I'd like you to try and assassinate the Immaculates.
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then report to me.
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then use your best judgement on how to act.
>I'd like you to protect Pyre Spark for a few days.
>(other)
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>Who are we?
Maka, an exiled noble recently Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. She's in the western city of Tianna as a guest of queen Amata, an old friend. Abyssals are targeting the city for conquest, Lintha pirates have infiltrated it with spies and agents, and the Realm is probably planning to get rid of you. Enjoy.

>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...
This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".

>Archive?
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=zenith

>System?
Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.

>XP?
Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.

>Twitter?
@exaltedfag
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>>31991702
>Spy on Immaculates, use your best judgement.
No need to send her on a milk run, it would be insulting to ask her to report to us to inform her how she should do her job, and hell she probably has more experience dealing with Immaculates in particular than we do.
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Rolled 7

>>31991828
Woops, dice.
>>
You should also vote on your free backgrounds. The full list of backgrounds is: Allies, Artifacts, Cult, Familiar, Followers, Influence, Manse, Mentor, Resources.
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>>31991702
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then use your best judgement on how to act.

We should probably keep an eye on Pyre Spark.

It's not like I just want her to have more screentime because she's goddamn adorable or anything
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>>31991702
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then report to me.
We need to learn more.
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>>31991702
>>I'd like you to meet up with Zareen and work with her. (She's in charge)

We already have Zareen on this so it wouldn't be nice to send someone else to take charge, plus this chick don't trust us so why be too trusting of her.
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>>31991951
1 Cult
1 Resources (that mining thing is developing so this will give back to us)
2 Artifacts
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Rolled 9

>>31991997
aaaand dice roll!
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>>31991951
+2 Familiar
Some Artifacts

>>31991997
Because Mikey trusts her and we trust Mikey.
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>>31992025
>Because Mikey trusts her and we trust Mikey
Mutual trust beats trust by proxy
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Rolled 8

>>31991702
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then use your best judgement on how to act.

"I already have the Wood aspect, Zareen, spying on them. For your information."

>>31992025
More powerful familiar and some artifacts found while digging for resources.
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>>31992101
And I would totally trust Zareen if we needed a table kicked in half. But, we were just thrown an Lunar espionage expert, we don't need to have her middlemanaged by a Dragonblooded whose entirety of claimed credentials for this task is that she knows how to be subtle.
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>>31991702
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then report to me.
Don't forget to tell her about Zareen either
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Rolled 10

>>31991951
Artifact 2 and maybe familiar 2
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>>31991951
Allies, Cult, Mentor
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Rolled 5

>>31991702
>I'd like you to meet up with Zareen and work with her. (You're in charge)
Five Tails has more experience with spying so she should be in charge
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>>31992363
xir should be in charge*

We use neutral pronouns in Exalted Quest.
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Rolled 8

>>31991951
We need at least two dots in artifact if we want our smashfist and god-kicker boots, as for the other two points, Allies I think would be easy to get on our own, we were only really being held back by our low Soc rating, Resources is a bit harder but we do have a few plans for that, the only things that would be really hard to get on our own would be Artifacts, mentor, and manse
I think we might want Artifact and Manse
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>>31992505
"Allies," in Exalted, when using the word "Ally," or "Allies," means something entirely different than just the word "allies."

It means, specifically, a or some individual characters that have their existence defined through their relationship to the character who buys them.

For instance: A Sidereal might buy Allies 3 to represent the staff he keeps in his office to keep his paperwork inflow/outflow balanced.

A Solar's Allies might be a powerful mortal, or a handful of dragon blooded believers, or maybe even a god who's just really, really into the cause.

They're all individual characters who are, somehow, tied together (usually mutually...sometimes not) to the purchasing character (in this case, Maka).

They represent very unusual, exotic, powerful, etc lifeforms.
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>>31991702
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then report to me.

We need knowledge right now, not blood.

Also warn her about Zareen's mission in case things accidentally get messy with them stumbling across each other.
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Rolled 5

>>31991702
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>>31991702
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then use your best judgement on how to act.

Mention that Zareen is already in play, don't want them getting in each others way.

Also quip 'I'm rarely angry'.

1 dot Allies and Resources.

2 dots Artifact.
Dude, God Kicking Boots yo!
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Rolled 7

>>31991702
>I'd like you to go and spy on the Immaculates, then use your best judgement on how to act.

Let's trust her not to be a murderous bitch.

>>31991951
1 Resources is a must.
Cult can wait, as it makes Maka extra horny to get prayed to.
1 Allies
1 Familiar
1 Followers

I care less about Artifacts, as Maka isn't especially combat focused, even if she can kick ass.
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Social + Zenith = 7 9 8 10 5 8 5 7 = 7 successes

"I'd like you to spy on them." You explain to the distrustful Lunar. "If there's an emergency or something urgent and unexpected use your best judgement, but otherwise just report back. Don't get caught."

"I don't need you to tell me that." She replies proudly.

"You can coordinate with Zareen if you want. She's on the job too."

"I work either alone or with Mikahil." She replies. "I'll tell her to leave it to me and go back home."

This sounds like trouble. "She won't like it."

Five shrugs. "Not my problem."

She's about to turn around and leap off the castle's roof, but you gently touch her shoulder, and she stops to turn around, looking rather surprised.

"Be a team player. We're all on the same side here." You tell her. "It would be in Mikahil's best interests as well."

She hesitates and takes a step back away from you, then avert her eyes from you. "...alright. I'll try my best."

"Play nice with Zareen, too."

She nods and jumps off the roof, instantly vanishing from view.

Damn, she's good. Wonder why she suddenly started looking very shy.

Oh, well. Looks like you can trust her with spy work, at least for now.

(Cont.)
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What next?
>continue training your navy like nothing happened
>train someone else (who?)
>look into the Immaculates yourself as well (how?)
>visit Pyre Spark
>visit admiral Rajan
>visit (someone else)
>stay with Amata
>stay with Irene
>stay with Samiel
>stay with Regis/Millian
>travel to the manse building site and Silk's tower
>other? (At this point it's hard to give a list of options, since there are so many.)
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Rolled 4

>>31992903
>visit Pyre Spark
She's adorable
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Rolled 10

>>31992881
>Damn, she's good. Wonder why she suddenly started looking very shy.
Mikhail is her wuv button~

>continue training your navy like nothing happened
Let it roll for now, we need to keep up a fa├žade for at least a bit.
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Rolled 2

>>31992903
>visit Pyre Spark

>"It would be in Mikahil's best interests as well."
And that is how you exploit intimacies in social combat
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Rolled 1

>>31992903
>continue training your navy like nothing happened
>visit admiral Rajan
Regardless of what happens we still need to fight the lintha later so go talk to Rajan about preparations and keep our navy up

>visit Pyre Spark
i still think we should have her move in with us, it would be safer for her and keep us from being worried
>visit Irene
Has she had a chance to talk to Valeriana yet?
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Rolled 5

>>31991951
Artifact 2
Familiar 1
Cult 1
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Rolled 10

>>31992943
>i still think we should have her move in with us
Good idea. Her current house is their temple, so she'd probably move into our temple manse once it's finished, but she can live with us until then
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>>31992903
Visit Talon.
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Rolled 1

Do we know if the monks are DBs or mortals or a mix?
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Rolled 8

>>31992991
Right we still need to do that, if we go we could invite Samiel with us, him and Talon were broing it up back in th ewyld
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Rolled 7

>>31993022
I think there was at least one open DB with them along with a bunch of followers, who may or may not have been
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Rolled 5

>>31993022
No idea.

That's why we've sent spies.
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Rolled 9

>>31992903

>continue training your navy like nothing happened

The immaculates might get suspicious if we interrupt our pattern, not to mention that our men won't train themselves, well not super accelerate train themselves.
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Rolled 1

>>31993022
From the thread
>a trade ship from the Blessed Isle came to port a week ago, on a regular run, bringing a cargo of copper ingots. On the ship there were several visitors, including a monk of the Order and a few travelling companions, or so they have been described to her
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Rolled 1

>>31992943
>i still think we should have her move in with us, it would be safer for her and keep us from being worried

I think that would cause more waves than needed. We don't actually have a house, we have a room in the castle that we use to sex people up and sometimes sleep in. Her moving into the castle would raise red flags for the immaculates.
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Rolled 4

>>31993056
Visiting our friends isn't really breaking our pattern.
I'm pretty sure we didn't spend the entire timeskip without meeting them.
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Rolled 2

I still want to see if we can meet Phoenix out late at night sometime, but I don't want to do it until we deal with the immaculates
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>>31992903
>continue training your navy like nothing happened
We need them to be the best they can.
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Rolled 6

>>31992881
>>visit Pyre Spark
We haven't talked with her in a while, and she's adorable.
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Rolled 2

>>31993186
Training only takes a few hours every day, we can visit someone and still train them
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You find yourself thinking about Pyre Spark again and again. Maybe it would be better to pay her a visit: all this Immaculates business has worried you sick.

Without waiting for morning, you head to her house/temple. You have the feeling of being watched along the way.

The walls of the temple are oddly dirty, and it takes you a few seconds to understand what happened: someone must have been throwing eggs and rotting fruit and garbage against the building. The wooden door has a deep notch on it, probably from a knife left in it.

You doubt the actual Immaculates from the Realm would stoop so low. This seems to be more like a thing citizens with little love for Solars, or local Realm supporters, would do.

You knock, but there's no answer. That hardly surprises you, so you raise your voice a bit to make sure she recognizes you.

"Pyre? It's me, Maka. Sorry for the time. Can I come in?"

A few seconds later, you hear loud footsteps and the door being hastily unlocked. You're about to say hi, when you're suddenly grabbed and pulled inside.

"Oh! Divine Maka! Divine Maka! I missed you so much! I was so worried!" Pyre starts crying, hugging you tightly and burying her head in your chest.

"...I'm sorry. I had no idea you were going through this kind of trouble. You should have told me." you try and calm her down, patting her head. You notice a bit of bandages around her arms and a bruise on her forehead. "...who did this to you?"

"...it's not important. I didn't want to trouble you..."

You briefly notice a single Tianna guard, sitting in a chair in the room, staring at you with a mix of sleepiness and embarrassment.

"Don't start with obvious lies like that you fell from the stairs or something like that." You warn her. "Now that the Realm is sending help to the Immaculate Faith here, people are getting cocky. Didn't Amata send soldiers to protect you? Only one?"

(Cont.)
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Rolled 1

>>31993327
>You notice a bit of bandages around her arms and a bruise on her forehead.
Nope, that is not okay
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Rolled 2

>>31993327
Poor Pyre.
Those monks are going to pay.
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She sniffs and nods, holding back tears. "I'm keeping the Cult together, but some people are afraid and don't come to prayer anymore, and others have left... We're down to about a dozen. People are being bullied, finding threatening notes, graffiti on their walls, knives in their doors... Some have even disappeared... Even the soldiers. Some left, some got beat up, some gave up, some joined with the immaculates... Only a couple or so have remained... Ramos here told me their commanding officers are ignoring their reports and looking for any excuse to pull them off the job."

The soldier, who evidently is this Ramos fellow, nods, looking rather surly. He still doesn't look directly at you, though.

"...you should pack up and move to Pearl." You reply.

"...the city you're making in western Tianna?" She asks.

"You'd have an entire Solar Manse as a temple. And you'd be safe."

She frowns. "...but I'd be running away."

>your safety is more important.
>you're right, running like this would be a show of weakness.

Combined with:
>tell me who to beat up.
>lend me Ramos for a moment, I'll get to the bottom of the guard issue at least.
>I'll spend a day with you. Let's see what happens.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.
>(other)
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Rolled 10

Maybe she should move into the palace for her own protection.
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Rolled 9

>>31993327
>extremely adorable and sensual girl
>You find yourself thinking about Pyre Spark again and again.
>she's found in a situation that will make you feel the need to protect her

My paranoia is tingling. Maybe I'm just overthinking it, but we really can't be too careful. I want her to just be an unbearably cute subservient, but I vaguely wonder if she's screwing with our head.
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Rolled 8

>>31993362
>you're right, running like this would be a show of weakness.
Yeah, not the right time. For now, let her stay if she wants to.
>tell me who to beat up.
>I'll spend a day with you. Let's see what happens.
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Rolled 10

>>31993362
>you're right, running like this would be a show of weakness
Didn't we tell our MA minion to protect her?

>lend me Ramos for a moment, I'll get to the bottom of the guard issue at least.
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Rolled 3

>>31993362
>some got beat up
they beat soldiers of Tianna? This is definitely something Amata will want to know. Could give her a reason to crack down on them.
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Rolled 2

>>31993362
>you're right, running like this would be a show of weakness.

>lend me Ramos for a moment, I'll get to the bottom of the guard issue at least.

Also, aren't we taking them to the new city or something fairly soon?
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Rolled 5

>>31993362
>your safety is more important.
For now I suppose we were going to ask her to move there anyway, we wanted her to be a priestess at our new big Temple-manse

>lend me Ramos for a moment, I'll get to the bottom of the guard issue at least.
Let's also leave Running Swallow with her, we originally planned to do that too
>I'll spend a day with you. Let's see what happens.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.
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>>31993362
>you're right, running like this would be a show of weakness.

>lend me Ramos for a moment, I'll get to the bottom of the guard issue at least.
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>>31993362
>your safety is more important.
>i wanted to move the you there anyways. this will just be a bit earlier than planned.

>tell me who to beat up.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.
Offer them to move to the new city too.

We can leave the guard thing to Amata or one of her children.
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>>31993327
>staring at you with a mix of sleepiness and embarrassment.

Taking bets that this was the guard that ran off back at the tower when we first prayed to the sun.

If so, take the chance to mess with him a bit.
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Rolled 3

>>31993362
>your safety is more important.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.

The plan was to move. We should move. I do worry about the impression this gives the town regarding the Queen, but we can approach the situation politically later.
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Rolled 8

>>31993433
>We can leave the guard thing to Amata or one of her children.
We can get Samiel on it, he's probably not doing anything, plus the guards should respect him more
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>>31993468
Yeah, my thinking was that they are (does not matter which one) more appropriate for the job overall.
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Rolled 5

>>31993362
>I'll spend a day with you. Let's see what happens.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.
We'll have to bring her with us when we train the men, but other than that we did want to perform a prayer with her anyway
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>>31993362
>your safety is more important.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.
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Rolled 5

>>31993362
>>I'll spend a day with you. Let's see what happens.
>you're right, running like this would be a show of weakness.
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>>31993362
>your safety is more important.
We wanted her to move there anyway
>I'll spend a day with you. Let's see what happens.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.
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>>31993362
>your safety is more important.
>as soon as dawn breaks, gather everyone that's left. We're going to praise the Sun together.
Remember to pray 4 times a day, at Dawn, noon, Sunset, and Midnight.
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>>31993679
You can't get a good 8 hours sleep that way, man...
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Rolled 10

>>31993691
>Good night's rest or utmost devotion to UCS
It's a good thing Maka doesn't need much sleep anymore
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>>31993691
But pray for times a day in that manner is the only proper way to praise the sun, established in the first age before all the Solars became crazy jerks. You want to Praise the Sun properly, don't you?
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>>31993691
Why?
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>>31993708
Of course, but you gotta consider the mortals.
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>>31993737
Well, if the Mortals don't want The Unconquered Sun's protection between midnight and dawn, then they can just keep sleeping
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Rolled 8

Would our new temple manse be more of a cathedral or a monastery?

Cathedrals tend to be the home base for high ranking religious official, usually a bishop, but monasteries tend to be more of a live in kind of deal, monks and nuns live there and perform various duties on top of normal worship

I'm asking mostly because we haven't thought of a name for it and I'm a little wary of Tia naming it Maka's Glorious Fuck Palace
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"...Of course, running away would be a show of weakness... But I don't care. Your safety is more important, and you're not safe here. Not right now."

"...If you say so." She nods.

"For now, as soon as dawn breaks I'll lead a prayer with you."

You see her eyes getting wider with surprise and joy. "Yes!"

"And I'll spend the rest of the day with you. Let's see if something happens while I'm here."

"YES! Thank you, Divine Maya!" She's overjoyed.

You point at the soldier. You're sure you've already seen him some other time you interacted with the city guard, but you probably payed no attention. He seems terrified of looking at you. "...Ramos, was it?"

He nods, but keeps staring at the wall.

"...You can look at me, if you want." You say invitingly.

He keeps his eyes fixed, and starts sweating bullets.

"...Anyway, you go and report directly to Samiel. Tell him I'm sending you. He'll let you through." You take one of your golden bracelets off and hand it to him. "Use this as proof if you need to. Tell him the guard might be partially compromised with the Immaculates."

He nods at the wall. "...I'll do so, ma'am. Excuse me!" And he tries to leave the building while keeping his eyes away from you.

>Stop him, tease him a bit
>Let him pass, but ask Pyre what's his deal.
>Ask Pyre something else (what?)
>Wait until dawn.
>(Other)
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Rolled 4

>>31993844
>Let him pass, but ask Pyre what's his deal.
Weird dude.
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>>31993844
>Stop him, tease him a bit
>Ask Pyre something else (what?)
Ask how many services a day she does, I was was serious about the 4 a day thing
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Rolled 4

>>31993844
We should also thank him for staying with Pyre, especially when everyone else left
>Let him pass, but ask Pyre what's his deal.
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Rolled 4

>>31993861
Also I keep forgetting to turn on my dice, so here
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>>31993844
>Stop him, tease him a bit

Yep pretty sure that this was the guard that ran off back at the tower when we first prayed to the sun.
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Rolled 10

>>31993844
>Stop him, tease him a bit

>>31993852
4
>>31993863
4
>>31993872
4
The Hell?
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>>31993844
>Let him pass, but ask Pyre what's his deal.

Hmm, I'm getting the feeling that the Realm just decided to pull the trigger on a coup to topple Amata. Thoughts?
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>>31993836
It'll be more of a cathedral. It's going to be a palace-temple providing bonuses to an entire city, and our home base.
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Rolled 5

>>31993882
RNG cares not for your disbelief.
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Rolled 1

>>31993882
Four prayers yo

>>31993844
>Stop him, tease him a bit
But I do agree, we should thank him for staying
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Rolled 6

>>31993887
Wow, really not awake yet. Coffee get.
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Rolled 9

>>31993844
>Let him pass, but ask Pyre what's his deal.
Ramos is the dude we first accidentally flashed after our nudist dance-prayer to the Sun, right? Back before we lost all sense of modesty?
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Rolled 2

>>31993899
>Four prayers yo
4 prayers a day keep the botches away.
That sounded less ridiculous in my head
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Rolled 8

>>31993879
>>31993925
You know, I had almost forgotten about that, it's been so long since we prayed, we should really do it more often, and teach Pyre's followers the proper lewd way to worship
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>>31993844
>>Stop him, tease him a bit
>ask Pyre what's his deal.
What's with him?
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Rolled 8

>>31993942
I think the lewd is optional, the real point is that we pray with physical motion (dancing) with as much skin bared to the sunlight as we find personally comfortable. For some, that might be a bathing suit, or even full robes. We're not trying to push people out of their comfort zone, just trying to show them how we physically commune with the Sun.
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Rolled 3

>>31993954
Fair enough, I was mostly joking about that part anyway.
Not so much about needing to pray more, we're a Zenith, the least we can do is the 4 daily prayers
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Rolled 5

>>31993954
I do want Maka to learn some proper prayers to UCS, I know technically anything we do is good for a prayer, but I like the idea of Maka wanting to learn more about UCS
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Rolled 1

>>31993966
Yeah, we really haven't been praying enough. At the very least, we should be putting aside time for a noon prayer - at the Zenith.

>>31993971
That's legit too. It would put her in the fun position of asking Pyre, "Uh, w-what does UCS-sempai like...? Y-you know, if I wanted to get him a gift?"

>inb4 live human sacrifice, a still-beating heart clutched in one hand and held up to the noonday sun, an orichalcum dagger dripping blood in the other
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Rolled 1

>>31993971
Zeniths are the highest authority on The Unconquered Sun, they DECIDE what's a proper prayer and what isn't. The only set tenant that i recall comes from the first age, and that to pray every 8 hours (Dawn, Noon, Sunset, Midnight) to maintain his blessing, skipping prayers leaves you bereft of it until the next one
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>>31993844
> ask pyre something else

When did this begin in earnest?
And
Why didn't she tell us immediately?
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>>31993991
She probably prayed to us to help, but we couldn't figure out what she was saying...
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Rolled 8

>>31993844
Stop him, tease him a bit
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Rolled 4

>>31993989
What about the remaining hour? Days in Creation are 25 hours long.
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>>31994010
There's actually a prayer in Gotmh:UCS that let's you ping solars
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>>31994021
I forgot that. I know those four prayers protect you for the whole day, so I guess it's more like pray every 8 1/4 hours
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>>31994022
We should probably teach that to our inner circle.
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>>31994010
...we should invent a Zenith charm that lets us hear any prayers targetting us as more than just a distant buzz. That would be a fantastic way for people to send us messages when we're far away or hiding out or something. A great way for spies to report in to us as well.

>Oh, Divine Maka, hear my prayer so that I might reveal the Lintha base's location to you...
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>>31994035
I don't think you can do that with a Solar charm, there is an artifact that would though
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>>31994042
Bah. There's an Infernal charm that does that for Malefactors, and they're the Zenith equivalent. It shouldn't be outside of our scope to have Maka invent a charm for just that purpose.
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>>31994034
It's pings all Solars though, and I'm not sure how it interacts with Abyssals, plus I doubt Maka knows about it
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>>31994021
Clearly we need to invent a new clock. I propose a twenty hour day.
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You can't resist. You move to block Ramos' path, and let him bump into you.

Even though it was just a light bump, he completely loses his balance, freaks out, and falls down letting out a rather unmanly shriek of surprise.

"Whoops! Sorry." You offer a hand to pull him up, and, probably acting on instinct, he accepts it, while also looking up to you from basically under your tabard.

"Heave ho!" You pull him back to his feet, easily done because he's gone rigid as a statue.

You put an arm around his shoulders and help him shamble out of the door.

Once he's gone, you turn to Pyre. "What was wrong with him?" You wonder.

"You mean you haven't realized, Divine Maya?" She asks back. "I thought you were doing it on purpose somehow."

"...What?" You're not sure what she means.

She walks up to you places her hands on your hips, and slides them down to your thighs looking rather focused. Then, she grasps both your breasts (or tries to: her hands are too small for that) and squeezes gently.

"...Are you talking my measurements?"

"When was the last time you looked at yourself in a full-body mirror?"

"...It's been quite a while." It strikes you. "Why?"

She grabs your hand and pulls you closer to one such mirror, present in her house. "Because you have changed a bit since I last saw you."

She's right.

"I did not believe it was possible for you to become even more beautiful, Divine Maka." Pyre explains. "But you have proven me wrong."

Of course, beauty is subjective and depends on tastes, and it seems that you're going down a path towards a rather specific body type. But your skin, your hair, your face, your shapes... everything seems to have sustained a marked improvement in the last weeks. Even if you started wearing normal clothes, you have no doubt that the figure staring at you from the other side of the mirror wouldn't be recognized by anyone as a mere mortal anymore.

(cont.)
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>>31994070
No I really want to see how people would react to us at Social/Appearance 5
Damn it EF, we have more important things to buy
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>>31994087
social 5 is more like appearance 8+.
We were already at app 5 with social 3. We officially reached inhuman beaty.
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>>31994109
Regardless, he's making me want to spend points on something that wouldn't benefit us very much, just to see how people would react
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>>31994109
Yeah, Social 1 is Appearance 1-3, Social 2 is Appearance 3-5 (we were probably this BEFORE exalting), Social 3 is officially superhuman which means it's Appearance 5-7, which makes Social 4 Appearance 7-9. Social 5, therefore, would be Appearance 9-10 on the normal Exalted scale - something you can normally only reach at Essence 10. The kind of beauty that makes you unable to enjoy other things and causes people to drop in the streets weeping at our feet.
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>>31991592
I'm glad I'm not the only one tempted
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>>31994124
Social 5 is pretty important considering the implications of having a background at max.
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>>31994141
You're not making these impulses any easier to resist you know
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>>31994148
Meant that for you
>>31994124
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>>31994141
hmm we need to find a meticulous artist with a wide perfectionist streak.
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Millian is probably going to get mad at you if she notices. She'll have to make your tabard a bit longer again.

"...In any case, It's almost dawn. We should prepare the ceremony, Divine Maka."

You nod.

How will your prayer be organized?

>Song
>Dance
>Speech
>Formal prayer
>Answering questions
>Performing prayers on behalf of the faithful if requested
>You lead, Pyre assists
>Pyre leads, you assist
>You and Pyre take turns
>Tell them to stay in Tianna
>Tell them to move to Pearl
>Tell them about Pearl, but that they're free to decide
>Don't tell them about Pearl
>Talk about Lintha
>Talk about Abyssals
>Tell them to react to Immaculate aggressions
>Tell them to resist peacefully against the Immaculates
>Tell them to avoid the Immaculates
>Tell them to try and reconcile with the Immaculates
>Tell them to have faith in the Unconquered Sun
>Tell them to have faith in you
>Tell them to have faith in the Tianna royal family
>Tell them to have faith in themselves
>[Compassion] Talk about Love
>[Conviction] Talk about Strength
>[Temperance] Talk about Peace
>[Valor] Talk about Courage
>[Willpower] Talk about Willpower
>(Other)

(This is a lot of stuff. Please don't just go "all of the above" or make absolutely enormous lists. You have limited time in any case, and if you jam too much stuff together you're just going to sound like a schizo. Feel free to pick several options, but limit yourself, and especially don't pick conflicting options)
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Rolled 7

So... Are we seducing everyone else's Lunar mates now? I'm just picturing the jealous glare of every Solar we meet from now on.
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>>31994165
With Social high enough no one will be jealous because they'll like us too much.

Social 5 unlocks the ultimate harem ending that Tia has been talking about.
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>>31994162
>Dance
>Performing prayers on behalf of the faithful if requested
>You and Pyre take turns
>Tell them about Pearl, but that they're free to decide
>Tell them to resist peacefully against the Immaculates
>Tell them to have faith in the Unconquered Sun
>[Compassion] Talk about Love
Does this seem solid, guys? I don't want to go overboard with options. This seems suitable Maka though, to me.
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>>31994154
Yeah, but we don't need it RIGHT NOW.
Right now I'm wishing we had Night 4 so we could get the charm that lets us walk on water
>Dance
>You and Pyre take turns
>Tell them about Pearl, but that they're free to decide
>Tell them to resist peacefully against the Immaculates
>Tell them to have faith in the Unconquered Sun
>Tell them to have faith in you
>[Compassion] Talk about Love
Hope that's not too many
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>>31994180
>>31994182
Looks more or less like a consensus to me! I'll throw my support behind these so I don't have to pick a set myself.
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Rolled 9

>>31994182
Gah I forgot to quote >>31994162
my list again
>Dance
>You and Pyre take turns
>Tell them about Pearl, but that they're free to decide
>Tell them to resist peacefully against the Immaculates
>Tell them to have faith in the Unconquered Sun
>Tell them to have faith in you
>[Compassion] Talk about Love
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>>31994162
>Dance

>Performing prayers on behalf of the faithful if requested

>You lead, Pyre assists

>Tell them about Pearl, but that they're free to decide

>Tell them to have faith in the Unconquered Sun

>[Compassion] Talk about Love

One in each category.
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>>31994195
Well >>31994180 want them to just have faith in the UCS, while >>31994182 want them to have faith in to the UCS AND us
I prefer the second >>31994182 version
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>>31994162
>Formal prayer
>You and Pyre take turns
>Tell them about Pearl, but that they're free to decide
>Tell them to resist peacefully against the Immaculates
>Tell them to have faith in the Unconquered Sun
>Tell them to have faith in you
>[Compassion] Talk about Love
If it was just us I'd be okay with dancing, but since we have a group let's do something a bit more formal for everyone
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>>31994162
>perform prayers on behalf of the faithful
>pyre leads you assist
>speech
>[compassion] Talk about Love
>tell them to resist peacefully to Immaculate aggressions
>tell them to have faith in the Unconquered Sun
>tell them about Pearl, but they are free to decide.
>[willpower] Talk about Willpower.
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>>31994234
hmmm which field was that again?
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>>31994162
Also, even if we don't use any charms, we should flare our Anima to full
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>>31994245
Ah, right.

Use our Performance charm.
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>>31994245
Yeah we should, that would probaly take a dot of essence, and so would using IPS, but I'm okay with that
also +1 >>31994182
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>>31994252
Yep, pop IPS.
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>>31994245
>>31994252
Oh right this, IPP would work here
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Rolled 2

>>31994245
If we pray hard enough do we get miracles?

or does that require three signatures in triplicate before review by a pattern spider then approval by the directional censor?
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>>31994162
Supporting the proposed use of performance charms and anima flaring.
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Rolled 5

I wonder if we should do the whole "Open all the doors and windows. Let everyone see how we pray."
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Rolled 7

>>31994270
A little of column A, a little of column B. A prayer is basically you greasing the wheels to convince a deity to get shit done, if the prayer's an actual request. Some prayers are just singing praise, or wishing someone the best.

That said, the UCS only grants prayers in extreme situations and for extremely good prayers. He's a pretty hands-off deity.
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>>31994276
Well, going by >>31993954, people will be wearing less cloths than they usually are (though we're probably going to be the only naked one)
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>>31994276
Can't pray to the Sun if you're not soaking in His light. Am I right?
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>>31994297
We can be his light, he can shine through us
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>>31994292
I don't know if full naked the first time is a good Idea, we still have the bikini from Smoke's festival I think for minimal coverage though
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>>31994309
As an aside, we should pick up the Permanent charm that makes our anima display count as real, true sunlight for the purposes of jacking up certain types of CoD and for fucking up effects contingent on it being night time. It would be great for - for example - fucking up ghosts and ruining the Baron's super sailing charms.
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>>31994322
Yeah, let's start with SOME clothing on, we'll work ourselves and the congregation up to full naked
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>>31994323
We also need that charm that let's us play our theme song whenever it's flaring, speaking of Anima, what does Maka's look like?
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>>31994338
Our iconic anima never came up so far, actually.
Only ever up to bonfire level.
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>>31994338
I was trying to think of something that represented fighting and fucking. Best I could think up was a lioness, but that doesn't really fit Maka too well, at least in my opinion
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>>31994338
We discussed it in a previous thread, it's basically a coat of arms. White bulls bearing aloft a cobalt shield with, what, a golden gem and hammer on it and a golden crown above all that? It's a coat of arms evoking the UCS, the symbols of the Zenith caste, and the city of Gem.

Terribly Maka.
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>>31994338
Question has been asked before, no consensus.

My version is a heart shaped sun with angels flying around it.
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>>31994162
Adding my vote to >>31994182
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>>31994356
>>31994359
I'd like to combine these somehow. because >>31994356 alone doesn't capture the less militaristic side of Maka the "fucking" part of "fighting and fucking", while >>31994359 has the opposite problem
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>>31994401
Have the shield in the coat of arms be heart-shaped. A cobalt heart-shield.
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>>31994182
>Right now I'm wishing we had Night 4 so we could get the charm that lets us walk on water
I do want more athletic charms, Lightning Speed would be useful, before we head up to Feather-Foot Style

I also realized we haven't had access to a single Awareness Charm
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>>31994162
Holy fuck that is some list you got there EF. Okay, so

>Dance
is a given.
>You lead, Pyre assists
we will not be always there to lead them, this is a special occasion so let's make it so.
>Tell them about Pearl, but that they're free to decide
obviously. Encourage them but nobody is forced.
>Tell them to have faith [all of the above]
and lastly
>>[Compassion] Talk about Love
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>>31994415
I want feather foot style mainly for the attack on the Lintha, which will be entirely in the water
also
>I also realized we haven't had access to a single Awareness Charm
This should be fixed
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You spend about a hour preparing for the prayer, as a small, scanty crowd of suspecting individuals starts gathering around .Several of them are looking surly, haggard, armed, wounded, or a combination of the above.

And all of them, bar none, are utterly amazed at your sight.

You normally try to not let power go to your head, but it's a bit hard not to feel just a little bit smug now.

"This morning!" Pyre presents you to everyone. "Maka, Chosen of the Unconquered Sun, will be leading our prayers! In person!"

"It will be a honor." You reply, bowing to the startled faithful, who immediately throw themselves on the ground. "...But, please, stand back up. The Sun is not a God that revels in submission and slavery. He wants you to stand tall and proud."

They begin to stand up, bit by bit.

[IPP] [Essence: 4/5]

Performance + Zenith + IPP = 7 10 2 1 9 8 7 7 7 5 2 1 = 8 successes

"Let's go outside." You invite, and everyone follows you to a small, secondary Square in Tianna very close by, aptly named Dawnlight Square: a large road joins in the plaza from the east, aligned with the rising sun. The sky is already bright with light, but the sight of the true dawn is a bit blocked by the city walls. You start nonetheless: as the direct light of the sun makes its way into the plaza, you begin your dance.

The little crowd of faithful stands all around you, in complete silence, as you slowly spin and twist in the dawn's light, letting your Anima glow freely and your Castemark be seen. It's not a fast, frantic dance: It's slow, elegant and solemn, a far cry from your performance to Dancing Smoke.

Bit by bit, people start coming in, even some that don't look like they belong to the cult. Maybe some curious, some just passing by, some drawn by your light or the flow of people. By the end of your dance, there's almost... hard to tell, a thousand people? Maybe more? The buildings surrounding the square and the roofs are packed as well.

(cont.)
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>>31994356
>>31994359
>>31994411
Perfect, even if it ends up being something else, this is what I'm gonna picture Maka's Anima banner as
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>>31994455
Praise the Sun!
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>>31994455
Aw yeah
We're also so baiting the Immaculates
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>>31994466
We're gonna do it, we're gonna praise the fuck out of the Sun and make UCS-senpai notice us
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>>31994477
Uguu~
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>>31994477
M-maybe if I restore his worship?

It wont workHe was watching all along.
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>>31994477
>>31994491
>>31994513
J-jeez Maka i-it's not like I placed all my hopes for creation on your shoulders or anything you baka
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>>31994455
>there's almost... hard to tell, a thousand people
Time to start the orgy
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>>31994556
>spoilers
made me giggle anon.
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For the next hour, you and Pyre Spark talk to them.

You listen to them. Not all of them, that would be impossible. But some of them talk to you.

Some want you to bless them, or their children, or their business or anything like that. You explain that you don't have the power to grant real blessings, but some insist nonetheless.
Others ask you to intercede to the Sun on their behalf. Some bringing small sacrifices. They ask for just about anything under the sun. Peace, love, health, fortune... Some wishes you relay, others you or Pyre point out that are up to them to make true.

You tell them about Pearl. About how you will be building a city in west Tianna island, still part of the nation of Tianna (as founded by the spouse of queen Amata), but dedicated to the Unconquered Sun, erected around a temple still under construction. A city that will need be built. But, you point out, no one should feel compelled to come just for religious reasons: it will have work, it will have space, it will have opportunities.

Finally, you tell them about the incidents and bullying and intimidation that has been going recently. You never name the Immaculates directly, but everyone knows what you're talking about. And you urge them to not give in to provocations, to resist peacefully. To not lose control.

"Because I believe" You fell them, concluding the prayer as the sun is already fully visible above the walls, "that love will save the day."

It takes a while for the people to disperse, and it seems that a lot of them just linger around to look at you for a bit longer. Fortunately, there are no incidents.

Together with Pyre Spark (and a lot of random people still following you), you head to your daily training of your crews, who are coming along nicely. Besides, you noticed that several of them seem to have picked up worship of the Sun, either individually or with Pyre Spark, probably due to your influence.

(cont.)
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Rolled 8

>>31994576
Come on anon, I'm all for mass group sex, but there's a time and a place to sate our massive lust
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Rolled 5

>>31994592
And that's how you get more dots in Cult
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Rolled 1

>>31994556
The UCS/Maka are still the couple I'm shipping.
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>>31994592
This is good.
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Rolled 7

>>31994618
Are there different rules for God-Blooded if the the god in question is an Incarna?
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>>31994592
>"Because I believe" You fell them, concluding the prayer as the sun is already fully visible above the walls, "that love will save the day."

So very cheesy, yet so very Maka.
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Rolled 10

>>31994643
> if the the god
that should read
>if the parent god
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>>31994643
Dunno! I know that God-blooded are much more powerful the higher their parent's Essence is. Either way, I'm shipping the UCS/Maka hard.
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>>31994592
Hopefully this didn't piss off the Immaculates to the point where they immediately confront us.
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>>31994659
>Maka is LIttle Beam's mom
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>>31994664
Oh it definitely pissed them off, but we swayed a bunch of people to our side so they're going to have to be careful about what their next move is
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Rolled 10

>>31994592
These dice are killing me.
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>>31994592
Rolling to intimidate the Immaculates.
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Rolled 7

>>31994717
They are relived that you pose no threat and return to the Blessed Isle to resume arguing amongst themselves
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>>31994717
rolling to peacefully persuade the immaculates that their faith is ini fact just a teensy bit wrong in one regard.
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>>31994739
They'll just think we're lying for self-aggrandizement or so we can turn on them later. We are literally a mind-controlling double-satan to the Immaculates.
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Rolled 10

>>31994739
>wrong in one regard.
You succeed in this regard, but they misunderstand what part you were talking about, and are now going around oppressing mortals
>>31994758
It wasn't a serious roll anon, it was there for fun
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Rolled 9

>>31994758
we would be.
>>31994767
excellent! grass roots movements time!
Rolling to overthrow our oppressors!
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Well, western sailors are traditionally very religious, mostly because their lives are so dangerous, and so much in the hands of fickle gods and elementals, that they HAVE to.

By noon, the training is over, and Rajan asks you, like he does basically every day now: "So, WHEN are we going to kill us some Lintha?"

Like every say, you reply: "Soon, Rajan. Soon. Don't worry. They're gonna get it. But we need to be properly ready."

"Y've been a blessing, girl." He replies. "I don't know what you're doing, but we're managing to turn this mass of jellyfishes into halfway decent sailors. If we keep it up we might actually be able to punch the Lintha out of the sea."

"How's the modernization process going?"

"One month at worst, and we'll have modified all of our ships according to this Valeriana girl's new designs with extra sails and maneuverability." He explains. "Two frigates, four sloops, eight cutters."

"Hope it'll be enough." You consider, eyeing the vessels still under reworking in the docks. Among them are your three pirate ships, being remodeled to the same large, complex rigging the Gloria has.

"A ball's chance in hell it'll be." Rajan spits in the sea. "I wouldn't take even ten times that many ships to the Black Atoll. But with you an' all the weird Exalted you picked up, and the full weight of Tianna's army and Essence artillery, we might." His expression darkens. "Even if we win, a lot of good people'll die."

"I know." you reply. "But it beats leaving the Lintha to rampage freely."

"Sure as balls." He nods sagely. "So we're leaving them one full month of free reign?"

"What's your idea?" You wonder.

"We're not 100% sure of where the Black Atoll is. And apart for their monster ship, there's also a lot of more normal ships around. I say we grab the Gloria, put the best men and weapons on it, and go out to completely destroy one of their smaller ships. Take a few prisoners. Torture them a bit."

(cont.)
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>>31994897
>"We're not 100% sure of where the Black Atoll is. And apart for their monster ship, there's also a lot of more normal ships around. I say we grab the Gloria, put the best men and weapons on it, and go out to completely destroy one of their smaller ships. Take a few prisoners. Torture them a bit."
Ooh, high seas naval battles
That sounds super fun
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>>31994897
>"A ball's chance in hell it'll be."
>"Sure as balls."
...Rajan, seriously, did the Lintha cut off your nuts? Because you seem to have a testicular fixation.
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"That's going to provoke them. Are we doing that for information, or just for your personal satisfaction?"

"Both." He admits. "Plus, sending them a message."

"What do the officers think?"

"They said that they'll go with what you decide."

You consider his proposal. It WOULD be a message, but you're not sure how they would react to it. Also, the Lintha are infamously tight-lipped and hard to capture alive, not to mention that they fight like devils when cornered. But it IS true that you could use some directions to this Black Atoll.

>No, we'll act only a month from now, when we'll have all men and ships ready 100%.
>Okay. I'll lead the expedition.
>Okay. You'll lead the expedition, I'll stay here.
>(other)
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>>31994935
I think that might count as crippling effect
Valeriana could learn some medicine charms to fix that right up
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>>31994947
>No, we'll act only a month from now, when we'll have all men and ships ready 100%.
Lintha fight to the death because anything else gets them a fate worse than death. We won't get anything from them. It's just revenge, and that's poor tactics.
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>>31994947
>No, we'll act only a month from now, when we'll have all men and ships ready 100%.
To send a ship with the best out there alone is a recipe for disaster. It has a chance to pay off but the risks are not worh it.
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>>31994947
The lintha aren't going to leave anytime soon, they think they own the seas.

To be fair at this point they DO own the seas, but we don't need to tip our hand to them until we're fully prepared.
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>>31994947
>No, we'll act only a month from now, when we'll have all men and ships ready 100%.
As much fun as it sounds, it's probably best not to give the Lintha any hints that were planning to fuck them up, best to wait until we have all our cool shit and then smash them up at once
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>>31994947

>No, we'll act only a month from now, when we'll have all men and ships ready 100%.

"The Lintha are demons of the sea. The only way we can break their supremacy is one hard strike. If we give them a taste of how strong we are becoming. They will focus all their efforts on smashing all of our ships in port and we will be back to square one."
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>>31994947
Because I know it won't win, but I still want to go do naval battles
>Okay. You'll lead the expedition, but I'll tag along to help
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>>31994947
>No, we'll act only a month from now, when we'll have all men and ships ready 100%.
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You shake your head. "...No. We'd be warning them. They probably have no idea that we're preparing this attack."

"They have spies in Tianna, sure as balls. They know we're modernizing our navy and training our crews."

"But they don't know how effective it all is. It'll still be a bad surprise for them."

"If they don't attack us preemptively." He points out. "'Sides, that'd be a month of no progress on your mining contract and no access to anything off-island for yer new fancy city. "

He has a point, but you'd rather wait patiently and strike the Lintha with one hard blow than risk losing a ship with all hands and weapons.

Pyre Spark tugs at your tabard. "...Can you really train people to be so strong so quick?"

Running Swallow, who has been following you up to now but has kept silent, frowns deeply when the topic of conversation shifts to this, but says nothing.

You nod. "Yes, up to their maximum potential. It can be even faster if I train one person at a time."

"...Could you also train me?" She asks. "I... I don't want to be pushed around anymore. I want to be able to defend myself."

>I can put the crew's training on hold for a day or two.
>I'll put the crew's training on hold for a week to train you up to your maximum potential.
>I'm sorry, you'll have to wait until I'm done with the crew.
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>>31995117
>I'm sorry, you'll have to wait until I'm done with the crew.
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>>31995117
>I can train you with the crew.
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>>31995117
We could train her with the crew, it won't go as fast but we could focus on her once were done with them
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>>31995117
>I can put the crew's training on hold for a day or two.
The crew is important, let's train her so she will not be completely helpless.

Though i have to ask, why can't we train her with the crew? We don't want her to be a navy soldier but we can surely get her to participate in physical training with them.
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>>31995117
Be here after prayers every morning. I'll train you with the crew. And anyone else who wants to show up.

You know those big community/company-wide morning Tai Chi sessions that are popular in China? I say we start doing that. Especially once the city of Pearl is built. Every morning we can use Dance as a kind of 'moving meditation' to both pray to the Sun and improve the health and minds of our people.
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>>31995117
..... can't we train her AND our crews in the same day? I thought the 4 hour requirement was per training target. That means we could spend a few days while we train the crew and instead of 4 hours of training we train the crews for 4 hours then train pyre for 4.
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>>31995117
>Running Swallow, who has been following you up to now but has kept silent, frowns deeply when the topic of conversation shifts to this, but says nothing.
Really have to clear the air with him about this
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She's not really part of your crew, and you already been training the crew for a bit. You can't just plug her in and expect it to work out fine: you'd have to waste time bringing her up to speed with the others and so on. In short, integrate her in your naval crews.

Remember, one of the requirements of Tiger Warrior Training Technique is that it works on groups only if they're somewhat cohesive units.
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>>31995204
It's not per training target. The limit is yours, not their.
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>>31995117
>>I can put the crew's training on hold for a day or two.
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Rolled 9

>>31995117
>I can put the crew's training on hold for a day or two.
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Rolled 2

>>31995117
>I'm sorry, you'll have to wait until I'm done with the crew.
>>31995195
>You know those big community/company-wide morning Tai Chi sessions that are popular in China? I say we start doing that. Especially once the city of Pearl is built. Every morning we can use Dance as a kind of 'moving meditation' to both pray to the Sun and improve the health and minds of our people.
I like this idea
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Rolled 8

>>31995217
Ah okay

>>31995117
>I can put the crew's training on hold for a day or two.
We can't delay any long than that for now, we can finish up when were don't with the crew or if something comes up
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>>31995231
Ah okay then, I say we take 3 days off of crew training and raise her 1 dot in zenith dawn and physical. She should be able to handle the average street harassment just fine with that improvement.
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Rolled 10

>>31995249
forgot to roll
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Rolled 5

>>31995117
>I can put the crew's training on hold for a day or two.
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Rolled 1

>>31995217
Well, then train her for 2 days. That should be enough to make her not completely helpless.
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Rolled 6

>>31995117
Rajan does make some good points about those Lintha
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>>31995117
wasn't running swallow supposed to be looking after her? she's been assaulted, harassed, and several members of her cult are flat out missing.

I say he should train her. If he disapproves of talent without discipline, then he can see how well he does having a pupil.

besides, it might get that stick unlodged.
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>>31995299
Actually anon you raise a very good point, Just what the fuck HAS swallow been doing if pyre is being harassed and her cult targeted.

We ask him to look out for her and this shit is happening, something doesn't add up.
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Rolled 10

>>31995299
>wasn't running swallow supposed to be looking after her? she's been assaulted, harassed, and several members of her cult are flat out missing.
No we asked him to stick with us
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>>31995299
It was a proposal but it wasn't passed as a vote, so no. Swallow remained with you.
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Rolled 10

>>31995299
>>31995318
We asked him to stay with us because we thought she would be okay with just the guards, we can ask him to stay with her now though if we want
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>>31995331
In that case we should make an offer for training to him. He'll probably refuse but then we can ask to hear what his deal is. We know next to nothing about Swallow and we really need to clear the air.
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Rolled 1

>>31995372
Yeah sounds good
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>>31995318
>>31995321
>>31995325

hmm well asking him to begin training her while we work with the sailors would both set her mind at ease, AND be a very subtle probe to see if he has immaculate ties.

might even get the stick out.
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>>31995405
OOH plus! plus! Martial Art Cult!!!
sure the immaculates thought of it first, but ours will have better kung fu sounds.
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Rolled 4

>>31995424

And orgies.
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Rolled 8

>>31995372
I've been wondering about RS, when he first joined us he said he wanted to see what kind of person we were, if he should be fighting for us or against us and then later when he found out about TWTT and asked about us building an army with it is about when he started getting bothered. We might want to make it clear that despite building an army we really don't want to go to war, we want to use that army to defend Tianna
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Rolled 4

>>31995527
Trying to make it clear like that will just make us look defensive about it. Lead by example.
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Rolled 3

>>31995527
Just bring him along when we fight the lintha. A demonstration of our choice in enemies.
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Rolled 4

>>31995117
>I can put the crew's training on hold for a day or two.
If she's not moving immediately, this should be be done. And maybe having Running Swallow look after her?
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Rolled 4

>>31995117
Would it actually take us an entire week to train her up? After all, even if she's merely Physical 1, Dawn 1, Zenith 1, it would take us - at most - six days to train her up all the way. And she's probably Zenith 2.

That said:
>I'll put the crew's training on hold for a week to train you up to your maximum potential.
Having our head priestess totally twinked out would probably be good.
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Rolled 9

>>31996058
I don't know about here, but abilities don't have a minimum in core, so she could be Phys 1, Dawn 0, Zenith 1 or 2, personally I would be fine with just raising her Phys and Zenith score up one each
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[Sorry for late]
"I can train you a bit if you want. Just two days, let's say. For now, at least." You offer her. "I'd love to do more, but the fleet has the priority right now. I'm sure you understand... We need to drive the Lintha away as soon as possible."

She nods vigorously, overjoyed. "Yes! I understand! Don't worry!"

Leaving her behind a bit, you walk up to Swallow. "Do you want to train with me, too?"

"That could be interesting." He replies. "But I will decline."

You fold your arms and stare at him. "...what is your problem? Because you obviously have one. Is it all just about not trusting me?"

He shakes his head. "Now i know you better, Maka, though I can't claim I know you perfectly. I don't know if any can. But I learned some things, and reached some conclusions."

"Such as?"

"That the Immaculate Faith is probably right." He points a finger at you. "You, Maka, are too powerful."

"I may have had some lapses in judgement in the past, but i've always acted in good faith and to help people and Creation." You reply.

"It's not a matter of good or evil, but just of power. You are too powerful. Too dangerous. If you were just physically, martially strong, it would be another issue, but you can make others stronger too, with so little effort, and also make people follow you and love you with a few words and a snap of your fingers."

"I made a point of never using any sort of power or charm to change people's minds." You point out.

"I believe that, but at this point is it even relevant? You probably don't need to even speak or do anything anymore, to sway mortals."

"You don,t seem to be affected, though?"

"I'm fighting it." He grins nervously. "You have no idea how hard it is for me. To keep my suspicion, my distrust. To be detached. To not be lured and seduced by you. To not..." He abruptly drops the sentence and turns away from you.

>reply? (No list of answers, too many possible responses to list.)
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>>31996166
But Creation needs people as powerful as me to protect it. The Dragonbloods aren't enough. The Realm is falling apart, without other Exalted to pick up the slack and stay against the fae, the yozi and the Deathlords, Creation will fall.
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Rolled 10

>>31996166
>"I'm fighting it." He grins nervously. "You have no idea how hard it is for me. To keep my suspicion, my distrust.
Yay he does like us

You know, maybe this what we need, someone to call us out on our shit, to tell us when we've gone too far, Creation is in danger and we are needed, but maybe someone like Running Swallow is needed to keep us from being a danger from Creation
Because you know Great Curse
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Rolled 9

>>31996166
Thank him for that. When everyone around you starts agreeing with you, it becomes all to easy to start taking advantage of them
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>>31996166
"Maybe it's just that the idea of an Exalt who stands that high above the dragonblooded breaks your view of the world. I am a chosen of the greatest of the Incarnae."
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Rolled 4

>>31996229
>>31996232
Yes, someone playing devil's advocate is always valuable.
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Rolled 8

>>31996166
I'll second some form of >>31996229 & >>31996232

We need a guy to call us out on our shit instead of another yesman
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Rolled 7

>>31996229

I like it. But it sound like he needs to become more steadfast first. If even he is so heavily influenced us by simply following us around.
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Rolled 10

>>31996229
>>31996232
>>31996254
>>31996256
>5 degrees of success so far.

Aww shit, we mind controlled him now haven't we?
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Rolled 8

>>31996206
>>31996229
>>31996232
All three of you bring up good points, the Solar's power is needed to save creation, from itself and it's enemies. But at the same time, the Solar's can't do it alone, and having everyone become our yesman helps no one
>>
Remember that there's an Infernal or Abyssal for every Solar and at least by fluff they're just as strong.
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Rolled 3

>>31996263
"I ORDER YOU NOT TO FOLLOW MY ORDERS!"
"What?" *Swallows head explodes*
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Rolled 1

>>31996206
forgot my dice
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Rolled 6

>>31996263
>8 Successes on 8 dice
Man, I kind wish this didn't just prove his point about not needing mind control powers

But he doesn't necessarily need to hate us to call us out on our shit, or we could raise his Zenith score to help against this kind of thing
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Rolled 6

>>31996229
Seconded. I think we've found his position, whatever other uses we find for him.

It might also be good for him to spend time guarding Pyre Spark, if only to be away from Exalts for a while. Maybe her side of things could help him, too.
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Rolled 8

>>31996206
This guy is right, creation is going to shit, and it needs the exalted, Lunars, Sidereal, and yes, Solars to help save it. The Dragon blooded can't do it alone.
But at the same time >>31996229 and >>31996232 also havea point. Unchallenged Solar dominance already has been proven not to work thank to the Great Curse. We all need to join together, and we need to challenge each other, if we're to save Creation
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Rolled 5

>>31996229
It also fits what we heard from UCS way back in the beginning, Solars don't have the Mandate of Heaven anymore, we don't get to be absolute rulers just because we're Solars, someone to tell us no fits that I think
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>>31996166
I don't get what he wants. Maka is in no way the strongest in the world. Also, there is always some who are stronger than the other. What is his point?
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>>31996394
>Solars don't have the Mandate of Heaven anymore
Wait we don't? We need to work on getting that back then, because if the Solars don't have it no one does, and without it it's basically impossible to unite Creation in a lasting fashion.
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Rolled 1

>>31996396

I think our exponential growth is also a factor. Less than 2 months ago we were simply human.
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>>31996396
He is just giving us an "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" kind of warning.
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>>31996431
Yes but it is not a valid warning because Maka is not an absolute power. Nowhere near it.
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Rolled 9

>>31996336
I had a campaign a little while ago where my Twilight's Motivation was to restore inter-Exalt faith. Through ST shenanigans, my circle wound up in the past at the tail end of the First Age, right before the Usurpation. We defeated our First Age incarnations to win the ear of the Deliberative and told them of everything that would come to pass. Even though we started to (visually) see our castemarks become corrupted by the Great Curse, they asked us for our suggestion, since we had journeyed back and forth through time to arrive at this point (we also had a brief jaunt to the future, aka World of Darkness). At my lead, we suggested forming a new Deliberative that involved the other Exalts and was more democratic.

Shortly thereafter, my character figured out the Great Curse. My ST then told us how the United Deliberative took the issue to the Yozis and the Neverborn. Lots of horrific fighting ensued (because schemes and Ebon Dragon), and the delayed responsiveness of the new, argumentative Deliberative made Creation's casualties far worse than they would have been with simply Solar generals.

We learned this after returning to the Age of Sorrows and discovering that this second war had destroyed all but the Pole of Earth and the Blessed Isle. We also couldn't find any other Exalts. Not sure anymore existed.
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>>31996166
Tell me how to fight it then. I'll make it a point to have you train others in the same methods. I don't want blind obedient followers. I want people to be happy, healthy, safe, and free. Even from me. What would make me easier to resist?
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Rolled 5

>>31996455
This is why you don't mess with time travel
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Rolled 10

>>31996451
Ah, but what has he seen otherwise? Dragon-Bloods, at most, and we have several of those in our camp.
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Rolled 5

>>31996416
Well, we don't necessarily need it back in Solar hands, though that would be best, but SOMEONE needs to have it
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Rolled 9

>>31996451

Not yet. Solars live to be several thousands years old. On a good day we can earn 2-3 charms.

If we don't devote our self to some super worldly good like removing all of the Wyld from creation within a few years, we're doing something wrong.
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>>31996476
He surely does not believe the world only consists of what he has personally seen. And if nothing else, he sees us struggle against a cult of humans and a band of pirates. And there are much more powerful beings out there. I doubt he is fool enough to not know that.
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>>31996451
>Nowhere near it
>pretty much forced a fey to become our pet
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Rolled 1

>>31996166
Who can be trusted with power? No-one. But power exists nonetheless. And it will be taken if not by a friend, then by an enemy. The Abyssal's prove that point. The Wyld Hunt proves it too.
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>>31996166
Keep fighting it then, I think it would do me well to have someone like you be an anchor to keep my head small, to play Anathema's Advocate.
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Rolled 3

>>31996509

The absolute power comes when we start strangling things to death that don't need to breath.
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>>31996473
You shouldn't be able to time travel at all to begin with.
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Rolled 6

>>31996572
But how else will we become High Solar Queen?
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Rolled 4

>>31996572
yeah. you know your doing solar exalted right when the unconquered sun thinks your cool.

damn, now I want maka to punch the concept of corruption so hard it becomes scared of her and refuses to influence any of her officials.
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Rolled 8

>>31996585
>High Solar Queen
>not Solar Popetits
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>>31996572
>If you were just physically, martially strong, it would be another issue, but you can make others stronger too, with so little effort, and also make people follow you and love you with a few words and a snap of your fingers.
>make people follow you and love you with a few words and a snap of your fingers.

Why strangle them when we can just persuade them to death.
>>
You can't help but break in a smile once you fully realize what he means. "...You're strong, Swallow. Strong where it matters."

"Am I?" His face contorts into a sad grin. "I feel utterly powerless next to you. It's..." He takes a deep sigh. "...I'm not sure you even realize how hard it is to just stand next to you. And... you take everything so cheerfully and nonchalantly... and..."

"You are right, Swallow. I am a pretty good fighter, and I'm good at training soldiers as well, but my specialty is turning people into allies. Turning enemies into friends. And into lovers. But... I also need people to keep an eye on me?"

"...I think people's eyes are always on you."

"No, not in that sense. I need some people to be suspicious of me. To be critical of everything I do. I... I'm far from perfect. I have some... needs, that can be problematic to satifs-."

"You're an enormous nymphomaniac." He puts it in one word.

"...See? That. That's what I need you to do, from now on." You smile.

"What, insult you?" He frowns. "Is that another of your fetishes?"

"Y- er... no, I meant keeping me in check. But I like people speaking clearly and honestly with me. And you're the honest type. That's why you don't talk much, right?"

He slowly nods. "I... don't like lying. So I don't usually speak my mind."

"Don't worry, I won't get mad with you. I need someone to be critical of me. I need someone who hates me and keeps finding and pointing out faults with everything I do."

"You're going to get annoyed and kill me one day."

"I won't. I promise." You reply.

He sighs deeply and sits down on the dirty ground of the docks, looking into the horizon. "...I don't even know if I'll be able to do it." She turns to you. "Since you like honesty, I'll be honest with you: Do you have any idea how often since I first saw you my nights have been filled, by dusk till dawn, of nothing but erotic dreams starring you?"

You're not sure if you should feel proud of that or not. "...How often?"

(Cont.)
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Rolled 3

>>31996621

They have a charm for that too, probably.
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Rolled 3

>>31996575
Granted, but we figured that powering the Reality Engines at Gethemane with the Eye of Autocthon would be enough to do damn near anything.
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Rolled 9

>>31996628
HATESEX TIME
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Rolled 7

>>31996628
>want to fuck me and call me an Anathema?
>Tia does it sometimes
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Rolled 4

>>31996655
This made me laugh about 6 times harder than it should have. I kinda hope it shows up it the next post.
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Rolled 5

>>31996655
>"What, insult you?" He frowns. "Is that another of your fetishes?"
>"Y- er... no
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Rolled 3

>>31996655
I need a charm to retrieve my sides from Elsewhere.
Unfortunately my essence followed them.
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>>31996690
Seems like you have a new motivation then.
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>>31996628
Maybe he will find something to criticise about Maka in bed. Can't know till you try.
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>>31996628
>She turns to you.
>She

Que
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Rolled 5

>>31996809

Ahh, that's what the dice did.
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Rolled 2

>>31996628
clearly we need to hook him up with some other supernaturally beautiful woman.
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>>31996842
Abs McGee?
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Rolled 1

>>31996842
Valeriana and Zareen maybe
I wanted both of them in our harem though
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"Every single night." He sighs. "How do you expect me to fight against you like that? It would be a lot easier for me to fight you with my fists, actually. That... that's just a losing battle."

[Social + Zenith = 10 9 4 8 7 10 8 3 = 8 successes.]

"...Must I do something that will make you hate me?" You ask him, perfectly serious.

"...I think even that would be useless, besides, I think it's more likely for YOU to hate ME."

"I told you I like honesty."

He rolls his eyes. "You're not going to like mine." He says, slowly standing back up and patting dust off his trousers.

"...Why not?" You wonder.

"Because I'm actually an Immaculate agent sent to spy on you."

That was so sudden and out of the blue that it takes you a moment to recover. "...I'm sorry? Are... you're kidding, right?"

"I'm serious. I was trained in the Arjuf Monastery in the Realm. My style is not a Threshold offshoot of the Five Dragons Styles, it's the Nishimo-variant Blessed Five Dragons Style. At first I tried to dissimulate it, but then I stopped bothering when I realized that as far as martial arts go you're basically an idiot savant."

"...why are you telling me this?"

"Because I hate lying, I told you. And because even if you are a horrible monster, you're either honest when you say you only care for the good of Creation, or you're so good a liar that my mission was hopeless to begin with. And because I'm giving up. You defeated Dancing Swallow the Immaculate Monk, Maka, and without throwing a punch. All you had to do was show some leg, jiggle your disproportionate breasts and act like a vapid whore for a few weeks."

"...Now you're just being hateful." You frown.

"...Yeah, a bit. It... wasn't only because of that. But they helped."

"Well, at least you still hate me."

"You have no idea." he replies, with the exasperated look of the most conflicted man in Creation.

(cont.)
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Rolled 1

>>31996853
>I wanted both of them in our harem though
doesn't mean they can't be.
>>
>I think you should return to your friends' side, then.
>You realize, of course, I can't let you go back to the Realm now.
>You realize, of course, I can't let you live now.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
>If you want, you're free to stay. Just hold on to that hate. We'll both need it.
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>(other)
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Rolled 2

There's a Third Circle Demon so beautiful everyone that sees her falls in love with her. For ethical reasons she always hides her face.
Is a Demon a better person than Maka?
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>>31996862
Well, if it helps his pride any, his standoffish behavior made this reveal obvious.
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Rolled 10

>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.

We are the champion of free choice. Even if those decisions make us enemy's.
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Rolled 7

>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
Let it be his choice.
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>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
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Rolled 7

>>31996862
>If you want, you're free to stay. Just hold on to that hate. We'll both need it.
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Rolled 4

>>31996878
>I still don't hate you
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
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Rolled 9

>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
Also
AH HAH
Not a Sidereal like I thought, but pretty close sorta
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>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
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Rolled 5

>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
We're lucky we didn't ask him to guard Pyre.
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>>31996931
When are we getting our Chosen of Serenity waifu man? When?
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Rolled 7

>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.

As long as he can stay objective.
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Rolled 3

>>31996878
>If you want, you're free to stay. Just hold on to that hate. We'll both need it.
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.

He was the most likely candidate for a spy, anyways.
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Rolled 9

>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
I TOLD YOU GUYS

HATESEX TIME
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Rolled 9

>>31996939
>Chosen of Serenity wingman
>helps us sex whoever we want
Super want one
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Rolled 9

>>31996916
I just second that.
Time to kille the immaculates with kindness?
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Rolled 1

>>31996902
>>31996904
>>31996915
>>31996916
>>31996931
>>31996933
>>31996943
>>31996945
And we ace the roll yet again. The dice gods aren't subtle in this quest.
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>>31996893
It's not Maka's face that's the problem.

Well, not JUST her face
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Rolled 9

>>31996878
>>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.

This whole scene was awesome EF, good work
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Rolled 3

>>31996862
>All you had to do was show some leg, jiggle your disproportionate breasts and act like a vapid whore for a few weeks."
I have zero problems with this
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Rolled 7

>>31996974
hey, we're good at punching and fucking

and this is setting up the fucking
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>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
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>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
I wonder if we should invite Pyre too?
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Rolled 4

>>31996878

We should add that we're no good at lying. Ask anyone. We end up being horrifically obvious when we try.

Subtle as a brick to the face.
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Rolled 2

>>31996977
Maka needs full body robes to hide her sex appeal
It still doesn't work
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>>31996878
>>If you want, you're free to stay. Just hold on to that hate. We'll both need it.
And you have no idea how much I respect you for it. Even by Immaculate teachings, normal mortals are forbidden to question or speak ill of Exalts. That you're willing to oppose me directly, to my face, and speak your mind? You have earned my respect many times over. Thank you.

Two points. 1: When the city is finished, we make space in our court for him or someone he trains and trusts whose sole job it is to disagree with us. 2: new commandment for our cult and any future cults of the UCS we found or support: "Thou Shalt Speak Truth Unto Power".
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>>31997047
It's the anticipation man, the more clothes we heap on Maka the more everyone desperately wants to find out what we're packing under the robe.

We're just too sexy for this sinful earth.
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>>31996878
>>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
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Rolled 2

>>31997074
>It's the anticipation man, the more clothes we heap on Maka the more everyone desperately wants to find out what we're packing under the robe.
We should do for Running Swallow, tell him we'll wear less revealing clothes and we come out and we only made things worse
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>>31997071
>When the city is finished, we make space in our court for him or someone he trains and trusts whose sole job it is to disagree with us.

Devil's advocat Ho!
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>>31996862
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.

I hope he stays though, because now I'm far cooler with him with the air clear. Also if he stays we will invariably accidentally seduce him more, to the point that he might begin sending false reports that we're no big deal to Arjuf. We'll have an immaculate double agent, and that's awesome.
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[Social + Zenith = 2 10 7 7 4 9 5 7 = 6 successes.]

You flash him a smile. "Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want."

He stares straight at your face.

"...Man. If I was sure it'd connect, I'd love to kick your teeth in right now." He sighs, and then turns and walks away. "...I need some time to think about this. If we never meet again, you'll know that the dreams stopped."

"And if they don't?" You ask him before he disappears past a corner of the docks.

"Me in your bed, or me with a sword. Or, more likely at this point, me in your bed with a sword." Are his last words before he disappears, maybe forever.

"I'll miss you." You're not sure if he can hear you anymore, but you say it anyway. You return to the military area of the docks.

"I heard some screaming..." Pyre was apparently about to come and look for you.

"Don't worry, nothing happened."

"...Did you and that silent guy following you have a fight, Divine Maka?"

"Something like that, yes." You reply.

"I'll pray for your friendship to be mended again, then." She smiles.

You think of some appropriate way to respond to that, but, in the end, all you can do is just pat her head and thank her for the thought with the best smile you can manage.

>If you have something specific you want to carry out in direct play, gather your ideas and say so now.
>If not, the timeskip will resume with the Manse's building continuing, your cult joining in to help, Pyre moving to Pearl with them, and your training and the fleet modernization progressing until some other event occurs.
>>
Rolled 5

>>31997071
>normal mortals are forbidden to question or speak ill of Exalts.
Pretty sure that only covers DBs
>>
We do need to know if he told the locals about our infiltrators to their operation
>>
>>31997095
Big, fluffy sweater that only emphasizes the booblies?
>>
>>31996878
>Feel free leave, or stay by my side. Feel also free to both hate and love me as much as you want.
>If you're tired of that hate, my bed will always have space for one more lover.
>>31996960
>Chosen of Serenity wingman
Every day we go without one makes me more and more sad
>>31997024
>I wonder if we should invite Pyre too?
Sure why not?
>>
>>31997103
Well assuming that Five Tails and Abs need time to figure out what the other immaculates are doing, let's just continue the timeskip and we'll deal with that when the information crops up.
>>
Rolled 4

>>31997120
>Sweater Dress
Man I'm still mad we lost that before we even got to try it out
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>>31997104
Well, since the Immaculates believe the DBs are the only exalts that's a moot point.
>>
Rolled 1

>>31997103
>If not, the timeskip will resume with the Manse's building continuing, your cult joining in to help, Pyre moving to Pearl with them, and your training and the fleet modernization progressing until some other event occurs.
I don't think we have anything urgent left we need to handle personally
>>
>>31997103
Let's keep on with the timeskip then, we will have the chance to break from it when we get reports from Zareen and Cheetah(cant remember her name) and/or report about the guards from Samiel i assume. Also, don't forget to tell others about Running Swallow
>>
Rolled 3

>>31997103
Visit Talon.

>>31997120
>>31997137
Good riddance, i'm glad that ugly sweater got shredded.
>>
>>31997103
>Check in with the people we have watching the Immaculates
then
>Resume Timeskip
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Rolled 10

>>31997103
Visit Talon and Zaan.
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Rolled 10

>>31997103
>Resume timeskip
We'll get the results of the investigation as part of it, I'm sure.

Also, good bit with Swallow, EF. Well worth pausing the existing timeskip.
>>
Rolled 2

>>31997103
>Visit Talon.
lets go check on him

also I'm really hoping we see Swallow again as friends and in bed with his 'sword'
>>
Rolled 8

>>31997103

See
>>31997173
and
>>31997180
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Rolled 4

>>31997103
>Or, more likely at this point, me in your bed with a sword.

Sounds like fun. Wyld hunt sex role play.
>>
Rolled 10

>>31997103
It's been ages since we saw Talon. Time to catch up with him.
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Rolled 2

>>31997180
Ah, yes, this! Can it be part of the timeskip?
>>
Rolled 2

>>31997193
See >>31996655
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>>31997180
>Visit Talon and Zaan.
>Talon Zaan
>Talon Zahn

Man, if I were paranoid, i'd almost thing EF was making a Battletech reference.
>>
>>31997136
Here, I had completely forgotten about Talon.

Let's see how he be.
>>
Rolled 8

>>31997207

Yeh, but we need more than just Tia for a proper Wyld hunt sex play. They need to outnumber us by a good bit.
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>>31997104
Doesn't matter. He knows we're strong enough to crush his head like a grape, or enslave him with a whisper. And he's still willing to stand up to us. IMO, that kind of courage should qualify him for Exaltation on the spot.
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Rolled 7

>>31997224
We literally have a full circle of DBs, if we wanted we could have them do it
We'll need Valeriana to fix Rajan's balls though
>>
Rolled 9

>>31997224
Get the Royal family in on it, our theoretical Chosen of Serenity too should they actually exist and have appeared by then
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Rolled 3

>>31997180
Seconding
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Rolled 9

>>31997103
>[Social + Zenith = 2 10 7 7 4 9 5 7 = 6 successes.]
Let's hope this is enough to make him come back
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Rolled 1

>>31997250
I can just Imagine it, The Sidereal pretending to be a Bronze faction member leading the Royal family who are pretending to be the wild hunt after Us and Tia

>We will defeat you and ensure the safety of the Realm vile Anathema!
>The only Realm I'm interested in is yours Dynast Pig.
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Rolled 8

>>31997209
>Talon Zahn
I never noticed that
I'm a little mad at myself
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Rolled 7

>>31997303
>There's already redlight district plays about this in Tianna
>Amata sent in the first script
>Tia sent in the rest
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>>31997303
I desperately want to make a "Dare you enter my magical realm joke" Involving the Scarlet Empress now, but I can't figure out how to phrase it, so just pretend I did and that it was hilarious
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Rolled 7

>>31997303
Silk can play the vile Anathema's bloodthirst pet
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>>31997103
We might want to go on a last pirate hunt. For more sailors.

Enough so that in a month we can have them relatively loyal to protect Tiannas waterways while we are out hunting the Black Atol.

They wont be boosted but they will be around tianna to ensure basic policing of the merchant marine, and serve as a speedbump and then scatter if the lintha go for a sneak attack against us.
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>>31997385
We have the water court around Tianna on our side, remember. It will be fine as long as we're not away for too long at once
>>
>>31997311
>>31997209
Does this mean we have to get them warstriders?
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Rolled 1

>>31997300
I dearly hope so anon, this single conversation with him has utterly defined his character and has been more interesting with him than any other activity or time we've spent with him.

I really wanna see him again as a friend or even an observer, I'd hate to see him as an enemy, cause that would mean we'd have to prove him right and turn from enemy to ally and lover using those evil hateful methods he despises.
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Rolled 9

>>31997492
Don't worry, if he becomes an enemy we can always take him prisoner and befriend him.

Or interrogate him by teasing him with Maka's body and encourage his dreams
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>>31997492
>I really wanna see him again as a friend or even an observer,
I still say he should be set in a position of authority directly opposing us. We need a Challenger.
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Rolled 10

>>31997492

Or respect his decision and kill him in combat.
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Rolled 3

>>31997593
... That's what we want to avoid.
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Rolled 7

>>31997597
oh I agree that we need him to keep us in check and critique us, but he can still do that as a friend and ally, he does not need to be an enemy for that, and if he was, we'd ignore what he's saying because he'd be our enemy and who cares what they say, they are to be punched or fucked

tldr, he can do the job we want him to do as a friend perfectly fine
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Rolled 2

>>31997601
nah, just think of the hatesex we could have

>>31997606
maybe, maybe not
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>>31997606
Eh, if it comes down to killing him or converting him, I know which I'd choose
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>>31997639
was meant for >>31997601
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Rolled 2

>>31997593
"Tell me what the Realm is planning and I'll take off my top."
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Rolled 8

>>31997631
>nah, just think of the hatesex we could have

That's if he takes the middle ground and decides to both hate and love us. I'm saying if he goes full bore and sticks to his convictions that we are evil, we should respect that and not try to mind control him.
>>
Rolled 6

>>31997664
To be fair, I'm sure this would work on anyone
>>
>>31997667
We don't even have mind control powers.
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Rolled 9

>>31997639
I'd give him some artifact or power and release him so he can do it again. Remember: HE'S STILL MORTAL. An ordinary human (though apparently possessing immense personal Willpower).
>>
Rolled 8

>>31997689
No we have something better
We're super pretty
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>>31997706
I don't see what's so bad about being such a nice person that everyone falls in love with you.

Maka isn't really abusing that power, it just sort of happens, and at the end of the day she wants what is best for those people. It's just the right level of god-queen.
>>
For the next two days,. the situation in Tianna seems to calm down. Your cult, thanks to your active presence and Pyre's leadership, has a sudden surge in attendance, but you manage to keep them from fighting back against the Immaculates, now in minority.

Or, at least, you THINK "in minority", but it's hard to put exact numbers of either your or their membership and manpower, since both sides have everything that goes from absolute fanatics to very timid sympathizers to people in the middle that are easily swayed one side or the other depending on circumstances. But it's probably about right to imagine that the Cult of the Sun is a bit stronger than the Immaculates right now.

As for them, they seem content to just stay and watch, and the conflict simmers down in a long, tense silence.

Thanks you your intervention, Ramos manages to get in contact with Samiel, who launches a full-scale investigation of the city guard. Of course, he has to be careful: no one can be singled out because of his faith, or there'll be hell to pay. But orders were ignored and misinterpreted and officers did act out of line, so with a bit of luck this investigation should improve the reliability of the guard.

After so long without news from then, you decide it's about time to go and visit Zaan and Talon and see how the latter is doing. This trip is going to be interesting for other reasons as well: Tia has spent most of the last few weeks there, and while you've been training your navy she's gotten to know better her new tribe, the Black Fangs; doing all the proper rites and ceremonies to become their chieftainess according to their traditions, things like that.

(cont.)
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Rolled 5

>>31997664
Is the prisoner properly positioned on The Rack? Excellent. Expose his abs and bring in the chocolate syrup. We'll see if my tongue can loosen his.
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Rolled 1

>>31997755
>Tia hasn't seen us since we got raised Soc 4
She is going to freak out
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Rolled 6

>>31997780

So, business as usual.
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Rolled 7

>>31997743
Case 1: Desus.

I rest my case.
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>>31997780
haha yes, I'm looking forward to that quite a bit.
>>31997792
Desus was an asshole though, we aren't
>>
>>31997780
I'm a bit disappointed we didn't see Amata, Samiel, and Irene's reactions, but Tia's should make up for that
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Rolled 1

>>31997767
For every answer I like, I'll take of something. Once I run out of clothes I'll start with yours. Let's see how much you REALLY know
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>>31997792
Desus was an asshole who wanted what was best for himself, not for everyone else.
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>>31997664
>>31997767
>>31997822
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>>31997792
In Desus' case it was almost entirely through UMI. The bastard made a book that forces you to have a positive intimacy towards him just from reading it. And a combo he'd activate reflexively every time he did something fucked up so everyone in range would think he was totally justified and it was the victim's fault.

We're just impossibly hot and charismatic.
>>
Rolled 1

>>31997818

They have been around us is the thing. So maybe it was less obvious to them than say someone who hasn't seen us for a while.

>Make seems to be glowing today.
>More than usual you mean?
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>>31997877

That's just what the Immaculates want you to believe.
>>
>>31997808
>>31997825
>>31997877
Guys, responding to people who bring up Desus is like responding to people who bring up Hitler. Don't do it, it's the exalted version of Godwin's law
>>
Knowing her, you wonder if she managed to also CHANGE their traditions.

She's... probably not a master socialite like you, and certainly not very manipulative, but she has a... unique kind of charisma, a lot of energy, and enormous amounts of determination and brute strength, which are always qualities held in high regard by barbarian tribes.

...you also wonder how she's coping with the frustration of not having had her Maka Time for so long.

(And if you'll be able to provide.)

Meanwhile, Five Tails has brought you her first report: She met up with Zareen, whose opinion of is apparently "Kinda good, but I'm in another league altogether" and "More of an assassin than a spy, really (but I can both spy AND assassinate so I'm better)".

(You decide you'll ask them to compare their other two critically important skills, that is, abs and dancing, some other time.)

After keeping watch of the Immaculates for a while, they determined that their main base is, of course, at the Immaculate temple in town, though they probably have a number of safehouses and people willing to give them shelter if needed, in large enough number that it's improbable to map them all. They might be a smaller cult (right now), but they're a lot better organized.

They include at least three dragon-blooded, of which two are certainly Immaculates. One of them wants to completely wipe heresy out in Tianna by force, the other urges him to keep calm. The two even came to blows once, but the aggressive one will probably not start anything until both the other DBs oppose him. Their mission seems to be mostly as scouts, to check the situation. They're armed, but not heavily, and don't have troops or supplies.

(cont.)
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>>31997932
Go away Desus, no one cares about what you have to say you bastard
Call me later I love you
>>
After delivering the report, Five Tails informs you that if you're going, both her and Mikahil want to come as well, to visit the Three Rivers. (She'd fly to Pearl, pick up Mikahil, and meet you there.)

Also, if you want to go you should consider if you're going to bring Regis and Millian with you. If you're travelling light, they probably won't be of much use in the Three Rivers unless you have something in mind. If you're leaving them in Tianna, you can give them some leave or assign them something to do while you're away.

>Go alone
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails
>Other?

Combined with:
>Millian comes with you.
>Regis comes with you.
>Both Millian and Regis come with you.
>(Leave them something to do in Tianna while you're gone?)
>Other?
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Rolled 2

>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails
Might as well
>>31998047
>(Leave them something to do in Tianna while you're gone?)
I'm tempted to leave them around the navy and the cult, keep tabs on things so we know if something happened when we get back
>>
>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails
>Regis and Millian can have a few day off
>>
>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails
>>
Rolled 8

>>31997822
Report?
The prisoner was chained to the wall during the night, as you ordered. He didn't get much sleep, either.
Excellent. I knew putting the Cells next to my bedroom and making the walls extra-thin would be useful one day
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Rolled 8

>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails

>(Leave them something to do in Tianna while you're gone?)
protect and guard Pyre and help out around the cult and our 'privateers'
>>
>>31998047
>Both Millian and Regis come with you.
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails

We're taking Pyre Spark along, right? Or was that something else? If we're not, leave Regis and Millian to keep an eye on her
>>
Rolled 7

>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails

>(Leave them something to do in Tianna while you're gone?)
Let them have a break from the madness.
>>
Rolled 1

>>31998093
>We're taking Pyre Spark along, right?
We're taking her and the cult to Pearl later
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Rolled 6

>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails
>(Leave them something to do in Tianna while you're gone?)
they have the time off. Maybe make Millian show Regis around the city a bit?
>>
>>31998093
>We're taking Pyre Spark along, right?
That's when we head back to Pearl
Though, if she wants to meet a no moon priest of Luna I guess she can come along
>>
Rolled 5

>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails
There is business to discuss regarding the Trade Pattern and the Thousand Streams Initiative.
>Both Millian and Regis come with you.
But minimal work. This can be a vacation for them (and I'd like to set up a 'kiss the girl' musical number to encourage young romance). Plus I don't want the Immaculates targeting them while we're not here to protect them.
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>>31998047
>Go alone
They have things to deal with. Who will deal with the building?
>Millian comes with you.
We might need an attendant.
>Leave Regis with Spark
He can help and somewhat protect her.
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Rolled 9

>>31998047
>Go with Mikahil and Five Tails

>Both Millian and Regis come with you.
Yeah, not leaving our mortals alone where the immaculates can kidnap them.
>>
Also EF, what about the mining business. Are they working on it as agreed? We should've first working mines about the time the Manse is built i assume?
>>
>>31998138
>Though, if she wants to meet a no moon priest of Luna I guess she can come along
This reminds me, I know our city is dedicated to the UCS, but are Luna and the Maidens going to have temples there too?
>>
>>31998122
Right then, leave Regis and Millian to keep an eye on her.
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Rolled 6

>>31998206
Rajan seemed to imply we can't get started until we clear out the Devil ship
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Rolled 3

>>31998206
Dude, they need to prospect the land first. Getting working mines is something on the order of years from now. We'll be raiding the Lintha way before any of that shit is ready.
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>>31998206
We need to deal with the Lintha before that can start in earnest I think
>>
>>31991951
Familiar 1
Resources 1
Artifact 2
Though I am tempted to splurge for Mentor 4 (Leviathan)
>>
You arrange to go with Mikahil and Five Tails, and leave your servants in Tianna.

[Session end]

2 XP (base)
1 XP (praised the sun)

The votes for the backgrounds were a bit confusing, but going by your votes I think that a good solution would be:

Artifact +2
Familiar +1
Cult +1

Feel free to correct me or suggest different expenditures right now, it's just guesswork.
>>
Rolled 6

>>31991951
Artifact +2, Cult +2.
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>>31998220
>>31998230
They should be able to start prospecting and looking for mine locations already. Pirates can oppose a threat to shipment of mines but i don't see how they can prevent some engineers and experts working inland.
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Rolled 6

>>31998246
>backgrounds
Yeah I'm okay with that
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Rolled 4

>>31998246
>Familiar +1
I really want anything except that until you can tell us what that actually give us. How does that change Silk?
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Rolled 9

>>31998246
looks fine
>>
>>31998246
If we up Manse, does it improve our current one (Valeriana does a better job building it than she thought she could maybe?), or does it give us a new one?
>>
>>31998246
That works. Maybe resources instead of cult. It probably didn't help that people kept voting for impossible combinations like familiar 5
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Rolled 6

>>31998246
Artifact +2
Resources +1
Cult +1
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>>31998246
I definitely want that +1 on resources. Mines are a good excuse to get the return from that investment too.
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Rolled 4

>>31998246
1 XP (praised the sun)
That we sure did!

And the backgrounds look fine to me. We really don't need to drag the point allocation out any longer.
>>
Rolled 7

>>31998293
we'll get increased resources for free once the mines are done
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>>31998246
If Manse improves our Current one I vote
+2 Manse
+2 Artifact
If not I vote
+2 Artifact
+1 Cult
+1 Resources
>>
Rolled 1

>>31998246
I'd rather have Artifact +2, Cult +2 or Artifact +2, Cult +1, Resources +1. I really don't feel like upping Familiar.
>>
>>31998279
It makes her personally stronger, or increases her resources and minions. I think our familiar background counts as a cap on her own backgrounds. For example, she might make an airship or something using her gossamer.
>>
Rolled 1

>>31998279
He said this last thread
>a higher Familiar rating means a more powerful familiar. In this context, it means Silk will grow more powerful either personally or in resources at her disposal (servants, artifacts, gossamer).
>>31998246
I'm kinda want to switch out cult for manse, but I'm fine either way, I just want artifact 2 at least
>>
>>31998279
She gets one step closer to becoming a giant rampaging godzilla-sized goo-girl pet.

>>31998289
Your choice.
>>
>>31998246
>>31998326
Guys we can make a 5 dot solar manse
Manse +2
Artifact +2
>>
>>31998246
Seems about right to me. I really want familiar.
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Rolled 10

>>31998326
>Your choice.
The I totally want
Artifact +2
Manse +1 on our Celestial manse
Familiar +1
>>
>>31998338
Backgrounds are limited by social score.
>>
Rolled 6

>>31998326
Wait what? Manse is viable?

Ok then.

Artifact +2
Manse +1
Resources +1
>>
>>31998311
You realize how stupid your reasoning is right? This is to add on things.
>>
Rolled 10

>>31998338
Wouldn't our manse rating be capped by our social score though?
We can only raise backgrounds up to four
Which I still want to do

So this
>>31998340
>>
Rolled 1

>>31998213
Don't see why not. Hell, throw in five small shrines, each to an elemental dragon, just to honk off the Immaculates.
>>
>>31998338
Sorry, I got a bit too excited Here
+1 Manse
+2 Artifact
+1 Familer
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>>31998361
SOCIAL backgrounds are limited by social score.

Allies is capped to Social. Manse isn't.
>>
Rolled 5

>>31998326
Then I'm for switching my vote to
>>31998340
The dice agree, too.
>>
Rolled 10

>>31998371
It can't increase if it's already at 4, since social caps our backgrounds. Maxing a background that will rise naturally later is wasteful
>>
>>31998386
Then never mind >>31998380, I swith back to >>31998338
>>
>>31998386
Oh, then I suppose I'm in favor of
Artifact 1
Manse 2
Familiar 1
>>
Rolled 6

>>31998386
>Allies is capped to Social. Manse isn't.
Ugh
Super conflicted
Oh wait no I'm not
>Manse +2
>Artifact +2

>5-dot Solar Manse
Muh dick
>>
>>31998386
Wait, what's a social background then? Also, did we increase Cult on our own this thread anyway?
>>
Rolled 4

>>31998430
I think we did, our cult is bigger than immaculate now after all
>>
>>31998375
>Huge Glories Temple to The Unconquered Sun
>Grand Temples to Luna, The Maidens, and Gaia
>tiny little shrines to the elemental dragons
>>
>>31998399
First, see>>31998386
Secondly, do you seriously believe we will just randomly get the best mines possible and the point will be wasted?
Lastly, all of them can and do increase naturally. These are bonuses.
>>
>>31998414
Works for me. Getting both boots and punchy things was silly anyway
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>>31998430
>Wait, what's a social background then?
Allies, Cult, Familiar, Followers, Influence, Mentor.

>Also, did we increase Cult on our own this thread anyway?
Yes, by 1. It's 2 now.
>>
>>31998414
If we go for this, then I want the High-heeled God-Kicker Boots
>>
>>31998414
I vote for this, we can get the other artifact point at social 5
>>
Rolled 3

>>31998443
Can artifacts only be worth 1 point? I thought artifact 2 would get us better stuff
>>
Rolled 2

>>31998466
We need artifact 2 for both gauntlets and boots.
>>
>>31998466
The Artifacts we want are each worth only one, so we can get one now, and the other at Social 5
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>>31998466
Yeah, but they voted for two one point artifacts for punching and kicking.
>>
>>31998466
Better or more stuff
The stuff we really want, smashfist and Godkicker boots are both 1 dot artifacts, so we could get both if we get Artifact 2, but I'm in favor of this
>>31998414
While getting the boots
>>
Rolled 7

>>31998458
Hm. Hypothetically, if we just went Mentor 4. What would we get? Lytek? Ayesha Ura? Leviathan? Lillth?
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Rolled 9

>>31998462
>>31998485
>>31998486
>>31998492
Since we have the mundane gauntlets, we can use only one point for the boots and still do 'good enough'.
>>
>>31998509
I think we'd need a Solar mentor to help us wouldn't we?
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>>31998509
>Hm. Hypothetically, if we just went Mentor 4. What would we get? Lytek? Ayesha Ura? Leviathan? Lillth?

Nice question. Honestly? I don't know. I'd have to think about it.

Everyone seems to agree on having at least a +1 Manse and +1 Artifact, right? Since they're likely going to come in play only next time you go back to Pearl, how about we write down those 2, keep 2 free points, and vote on those next time?
>>
Rolled 2

>>31998532
There shouldn't be any Solar worth 4 Mentor dots. Ally dots maybe. But not Mentor.
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>>31998539
As long as we can vote to raise manse again I'm okay with it
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>>31998539
>31991592
The vote is for >>31998414 right now I think
2 Manse
1 Artifact
1 Familiar
>>
>>31998539
I'd honestly like to lock in familiar. We seemed to come to an agreement to >>31998414 anyway
>>
Rolled 10

I really don't want to spend a point on Familiar, but it's not the end of the world if we do.
>>
>>31998539
>>31998414
If no one vehemently disagrees I think we're play with this
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Rolled 3

>>31998539
Banking them? Sure, why not?

And it's just a silly hypothetical question anyway.

But if we get five dots in social and the five background dot, we're damn well getting five dots in Mentor for the Sun himself.

Step aside Merela. Maka is here to take THAT particular spot.
>>
Rolled 1

>>31998585
don't you want an adorable giant goo-girl on a leash?
>>
Rolled 1

>>31998606
Not that badly.
>>
>>31998414
This is fine with me, changing to it
>>
>>31998539
I think we came to an agreement on >>31998414
If you want advice for mentors, I'd recommend Leviathan. We're the same caste as his long lost lover, queen of Not!Atlantis (who wasn't his mate, so we're still good). Plus, he's nuts and doing a twisted revenge scheme that Maka won't approve of, so fun times.

We'll probably end up fucking the crazy out of him though
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>>31994935
The Lintha do make it a habit of cutting off people's nuts, yes.

Don't know if they got him specifically, but I can see why swearing by his manhood would be a thing he'd do.
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>>31998568
Familiar did also get a lot of votes. So did resources.

Eeeh. To be honest this kind of vote is hard to parse exactly.

I could make a strwpoll with every proposal that has received a modicum of support here. Since this doesn't seem to be a hotly contested topic, i don't think people would start proxying the shit out of it and doing a mess.

We could bank two points or go with >>31998567 or go with manse +1, Artifact +1, Resources +1, Familiar +1 (since those are the four individual most popular options). Honestly i'm not too sure how to handle this kind of multiple point expenditure vote in the best way.

If i don't see anyone disagreeing, i'll go with >>31998567
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Rolled 7

>>31998664
>If i don't see anyone disagreeing, i'll go with >>31998567
yeah, do that
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Rolled 9

>>31998664
Go for it. I don't care enough to samefag.
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>>31998664
I'm cool with it.
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>>31998664
>If i don't see anyone disagreeing, i'll go with >>31998567
Sure
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Rolled 8

>>31998664
Eh, one dot in each seems like a weird idea. Nice but the HUGE Solar manse/temple is just too god to pass up.
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>>31998664
>If i don't see anyone disagreeing, i'll go with >>31998567

Yes please. I want the best sex shack we can ever give Tia.
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>>31998744
Hey, that's the sex shack for us to share with UCS-senpai
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>>31998744
>>31998744
>Yes please. I want the best sex shack we can ever give Tia.

You have no idea.
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>>31996862
>"Because I'm actually an Immaculate agent sent to spy on you."
Oh, hey, I got it right. I think they usually send Dragonblooded to do this sort of thing, precisely BECAUSE Mortals can't hope to stand up to the larger-than-life power of an Exalt, but I was pretty sure this was his deal.
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Rolled 2

>>31998744
Feh, we already fulfilled our motivation of satisfying her. IPS saw to that.

Do we get essence for it?
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>>31998764
>You have no idea.
>excitement intensifies
Ah, but great thread today EF, good to see you back after the week

Any idea when the next one will be?
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>>31998758
With his Virtues, he's probably all about Holding hand while in the missionary position with the lights of for the sole purpose of procreation
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>>31998764

We're going to keep the entire island awake with the earthquakes.
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>implying the Tia can ever be satisfied

but then again
>implying the Maka can ever be satisfied

At first they compete in strength, but now they're competing in endurance, and the problem with that is that Maka now has a charm that essentially gives her endless endurance.

...In b4 Tia bought a Lunar equivalent during these two weeks.
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Rolled 1

>>31998811
do you really think he'd ever not suppress his Temperance?
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>>31998744
>>31998758
>>31998764
>Two of our temple manses are sex shacks
Might as well go for broke right?
What else do we have, technically the wood and fire demenses are Tianna's but we'll probably settle them because we're closer
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>>31997104
>>normal mortals are forbidden to question or speak ill of Exalts.
>Pretty sure that only covers DBs
It does only cover DBs. Normal mortals are required to resist the Anathema with all of their power, which is exactly what he was doing.

Immaculate doctrine also recognizes that there's only so much a mortal can DO when it comes to resisting Anathema, and he hit that limit. There is no shame in it, according to his religion, but leaving Maka was exactly what he's supposed to do at this point.
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Rolled 8

>>31998811
>implying his virtues wouldn't demand that he gives us the best fuck ever
>Valor and Compassion go
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Rolled 9

>>31998811
The guy also has a Ride specialty for Gaia and Luna so...

Don't tell me Luna hasn't rubbed off in him in the past thousand years.
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>>31998790
I don't know. Might be tomorrow. If not tomorrow, next week.
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Rolled 1

>>31998436
Why not? They aren't part of the Celestial Bureaucracy. They should be grateful they get anything at all.
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>>31998872
Exalts aren't part of the Celestial Bureaucracy either. You want to try blowing one off?
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Rolled 7

>>31998550
Unless it's someone with knowledge of Solar powers who isn't a solar themself. Ghost of a long-dead Solar hiding from the Deathlords. Gold Faction Sidereal. Hell, even a very advanced Dragon King (since they are solar aspected) would be able to help in many ways (not with charms, but with skills, Essence training, and most metaphysical tasks).
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>>31998872
I agree with you. I was trying trying failing to suppress my giggles at the image of the 5 dot Temple Manse to the Unconquered Sun next to the little Elemental Dragon shrine
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Rolled 5

>>31998867
So... Is our Solar city-manse going to be Manse 5 now?
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>>31998837
>every charm Tia buys is now for the sole sake of having better sex with Maka
>buys knack to turn Maka into a man
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>>31998896
Sidereals are, and other Celestial exalted CAN be if the want to, and can avoid be ganked by the Bronze faction
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>>31998867
>5 dot manse
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>>31998932
Yes! It willl be glorious!
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Rolled 2

So far we've fucked mortals, fae, gods, spirits, DBs and Lunars.
We could probably add Solar to that soon. Still hoping for that Yandere Infernal.
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>>31998867
>Manse 5
And we still have no Hearthstone?

Just how crazy-awesome is Pearl going to be, with the entire power of a five-dot Manse pouring into it?
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>>31998932
>>31998968
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Rolled 6

>>31998773
Huh. I figured the DB assassin girl/dancer to be the plant. Guess the Realm is playing it more subtle than usual.
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>>31998988
If we can get Phoenix or/and Baron to switch we can add Abyssals too
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Rolled 6

>>31998995
>implying all that power wasn't rerouted to make it the best fuck shack ever.
Turns out the Twilight is secretly a total pervert and was run out of town for producing sextoys
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>>31998995
Every child conceived there will have a 1% chance to be a golden child Just Because.
I'm completely making this up.
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>>31999011
Who's to say she isn't a plant as well.....

PARANOIA
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>>31998988
>We could probably add Solar to that soon
We can't add Mikahil, Five Tials loves him, we can try and hook them up though
>inb4 it turns out Mikahil is also in love with us
oops

Super want to bed Valeriana though
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>>31998995
Awesome enough to really hurt when someone drops a soulbreaker orb on it.
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>>31999018
>Implying Feurdelis isn't going to become totally Tsundere for us
>Implying Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine isn't our 1st age self and we're not going to have massive amounts of weird selfsest
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>>31999087
That would be soul rending
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Rolled 3

>>31998931
Not next to. Solar temple in the center of the city, Lunar Temple in a prominent location nearby. Temple to each of the Five Maidens spread throughout the city evenly so each is the center of a district branching out from the center. Tiny little shrines the size of Pyre Spark's house up against the outer walls of the city's outer edge. They'll be much better constructed, of course. We're not INSULTING them, just snubbing a little.
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>>31998664
Sure, that's a nice compromise.
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>>31999087
The mental image of a bored Realm bureaucrat solving all problems with a soulbreaker orb is a funny one.

"Master, The citrus harvest from the northeast groves is 5% under expected yields. We suspect the local gods are up to no good."

"Well we can't have that, drop a soulbreaker orb on the place and call it a day."
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>>31999087
Yeah, somehow I don't think the Realm will want to nuke the level 5 Temple Manse to the UCS. That would probably piss him off.
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Rolled 10

>>31999131
Wouldn't a Lunar Temple be better built in the wilderness?
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>>31999109
>Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine
>Not ex Twilight caste
Would be hot though
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>>31999131

I think that would work out just fine if we had the Dragon Manse adjacent to a barracks or something like that.
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Rolled 5

>>31998995
If I remember my Oadex correctly, which isn't guaranteed as my mind isn't what it used to be, there's a special attachment that can be built into a manse that extends all powers and effects of the manse to the surrounding areas, up to the manse's rating in miles.
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>>31998867
Hey EF a while back you mentioned making a thread for some stuff including some NPC profiles, if you'e dropped the idea I'm still pretty interested in those profiles, would you mind putting them up in a pastebin or something?
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Rolled 6

>>31999073
Half caste? Doubtful, but IIRC there WAS a sub-species of humans mutated by too much exposure to Solar-aspected essence. They naturally Enlightened easily but didn't have any native charms. Made good martial artists though.
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Rolled 10

>>31999077
Or she could be a plant sent from Lookshy. I know for a fact that they're very interested in the return of the Solars.
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>>31999224
Pretty sure Half Castes don't have access to parents charms in this setting.
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>>31999239
Eh, unlikely. We're in the West and Lookshy is in the East. Just too far away.
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Rolled 8

>>31999142
That would be terrible.
I totally had a psychotic Twlight who delighted in removing the soulsteel cores from Soulbreaker Orbs and replacing them with Protoshinmaic Vortices, detonating anti-reality-bombs that don't leave shadowlands or wyld zones, just vast tracts of undifferentiated ~BLAND~. He carpetbombed the underworld with them.
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>>31999302
She's a Sidereal masquerading as a Dragon blooded using a Resplendent Destiny.
...
Look I just really want a Gold faction Chosen of Serenity to join us okay?
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>>31999452
You ain't the only one bro.
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So are we still going to downgrade our Solar Manse Hearthstone for more passive environment buffs? A 5 dot solar Manse probably already covers the entire island in golden holy protection before you consider beefing it up even more.

Can we trade the buffs back and forth? Like say if we are leaving the island for a while, can we juice the Hearthstone back up to full power?
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Rolled 10

>>31999524
nope.
you'd have to completely redesign the manse for that. Every part of it is built specifically to channel Essence to get exactly the effect you want
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>>31999452
>>31999512
Our path is clear; we must get to Social 5 and buy a Sidereal ally.
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Rolled 6

>>31999524
Yes, we're downgrading the shit out of it.

No, we can't trade it around once built.
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>>31999524
Why would you want to not have the greatest city?
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>>31999452
A Chosen of Serenity would probably be able to sleep with us without being completely overcome by our sexy, making them the perfect advisor
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Rolled 2

>>31999659
unless we buy the super sex charm
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>>31999659
>sleeping with us without being completely overcome

Surely you jest sir. I have never heard such nonsense in all my life.
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>>31999574
>>31999591

K

So what kind of shit does a 5 dot solar manse do after you sink EVERY SINGLE point into the environmental bonus? Can Abyssals not even look at the island at that point with being scrubbed clean of their corruption and becoming a Solar? Does everyone get to high 5 The UCS when they die?
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Rolled 4

>>31999694
not quite THAT good.
But I think the AI is definitely included now
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>>31999317
>removing the soulsteel cores from Soulbreaker Orbs and replacing them with Protoshinmaic Vortices
Is there any downside to this? I mean, they're soul-shredding WMDs either way.
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>>31999659
But then Tia might kill them for not properly appreciating Maka...
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>>31999680
Chosen of Serenity literally work at a Heavenly whore house, they're probably use to our godly level of sexy, or at least have associated with beings of similar attractiveness
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Rolled 5

>>31999746
no, she'd take it as a challange
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>>31999694
It's gonna give solars a big boost whenever they're within the manse for whatever rolls we do, plus we're probably gonna have stuff like NO SHADOWLANDS in the area around the city, abyssals or other such things wont be able to replenish essence. The city will have working lighting, an AI that handles mundane utilities around the city like lighting etc.

And the most important thing of all...

Neon lights.
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>>31999694
Depends on what the manse is built for. You could get one or two incredibly powerful effects, or dozens of minor-to-moderate effects. We'll have to talk it out with Val, see what she can come up with. Personally, I still vote for a telepathic broadcast that whispers to everyone in their sleep, teaching them the secrets of Essence, encouraging them to be good people, and gently nudging them toward enlightenment. And maybe a thing where the Unconquered Sun himself can send visions to any and every mirror or reflective surface in the city without even spending essence of filing the forms with the Bureaucracy so that he can give religious experiences to anyone in the city at any time.
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Mikahil and Valeriana are going to be so jelly when they see we got out manse up to 5 dots
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Rolled 10

>>31999795
>. Personally, I still vote for a telepathic broadcast that whispers to everyone in their sleep, teaching them the secrets of Essence, encouraging them to be good people, and gently nudging them toward enlightenment.
and gives people occasional lewd dreams of Maka
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>>31999754
>MAKA, YOU MUST BECOME EVEN SEXIER!
>How?
>I DON'T KNOW, HOW'D YOU DO IT LAST TIME!?
And that's how Maka reached Social 6
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>>31999746
I am legitimately excited to see just what Tia's reaction to seeing us is going to be since our appearance skyrocketed since the last time we saw her.
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Rolled 7

>>31999824
No, Valeriana will be so extremely proud that she got that much power out of her superb manse design.
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>>31999833

At that point it may actually become a problem. Things like gods and rulers from all of Creation coming to our little island to try and fight for our favor. Tia would be elated.
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>>31999832
>and gives people occasional lewd dreams of Maka
UCS-senpai is so lewd when he suppresses his Temperance I approve
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Rolled 6

>>31999742
Aside from being REALLY unstable and reverting anything in their blast radius down to its component un-aspected essences such as they would have been had the Primordials never created Creation and then evened out into an undifferentiated evenly-spread mass? Nope. I detonated ten right next to the Jade Pleasure Dome. Simultaneously. Bad news: Yu Shan was in shambles, most of the celestials courts were dead, the UCS, Luna, Gaia, five maidens, all severely wounded. Loom of Fate and Games of Divinity both unmade, cutting the gods off from the only thing distracting them from the problems of creation and the greatest source of strife for everyone involved. Their only lead on the culprit? Numerous similar blast events had been recorded in the underworld.

>>31999832
They're going to be getting those anyway. Now the manse guides them towards consensus so they mostly dream the same things, then tells Maka what the people want to see/feel/do etc.
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>>31999907
>Games of Divinity unmade
Good man.
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>>31999864
Speaking of appearance, when her appearance 'improved', what changed? And there was mention of a 'specific body type' what type does that mean?
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>>31999907
Loom of Fate unmade
isn't that really bad, for like, everyone ever?
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Rolled 5

>>31999907
what if it lets Maka enter the dreams of people that dream of her to have dream-sex?
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>>31999954
That seems more Sidereal than Solar to me
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>>31999947
It just means that there's no such thing as causality anymore.

No big deal.
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>>32000005
>no such thing as causality anymore.
Anon, that's a bad thing, a really really REALLY bad thing
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Rolled 9

>>32000003
Manses can do stuff not completely in theme for their element
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>>32000029
>No big deal.
I think he was making a joke.
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Rolled 5

>>31999694
It could, among other things, keep everyone free of diseases, dole out beneficial mutations to its citizens (enlightened essence, fast pregnancies, easy births), provide light and AC to the entire city, keep the streets clean, have an AI that can answer citizens' requests, have a sensor and weapons system that's fully automated, have a force field that gets projected in the event of an attack, and automatic public transit systems...

Basically, it's a super science city, as long as we have a Twilight engineer on staff to properly harness all that power.
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Rolled 1

>>31999947
Only if you assume that the Loom is necessary for running Creation. I happen to think that if every god and pattern spider got off their lazy asses and DID THEIR JOB 24/7 LIKE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO then the loom would be unnecessary. Most of creation's internal problems are caused by errors in fate, when destinies get mixed up. No more predestination, means everyone and every thing makes their own destiny.

>>32000005
>>32000029
Sidereals already did that when they shattered the Mask to cover their asses in the Usurpation. Causality still works without the Fate, it just becomes a matter of historical record instead of locked futures.
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>>32000114
>Basically, it's a super science city, as long as we have a Twilight engineer on staff to properly harness all that power.
Oh man where are we gonna get one of those
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Rolled 10

>>32000144
>pattern spider got off their lazy asses
aren't the pattern spiders already working 24/7 without any vacations
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>>32000114

Man, Irene is gonna want to move in with us.

Could we have that transit system span from Tianna to Pearl?
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>>32000144
>pattern spider got off their lazy asses
Pattern Spiders are completely useless without the loom, and forcing a god to work 24/7 is no better than forcing a mortal to work 24/7, they aren't machines, they are independent beings with free will.
I agree unmaking the Games was a good thing, but destroying the loom basically fucks over creation. Also, I'm pretty sure your interpretation of what happened regarding The Mask is wrong, especially given that it was partially repaired



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