You hurt her.Oh gods you hit her square on.She didn't see it coming. You should've warned her. You shouldn't have done that. She was distracted. She had her mind in the fight and didn't notice you. Or she noticed you, but was already entangled in the damn monster's appendages and couldn't get out in time.You killed her. Oh gods you might have just killed her.You drop on the demon-ship's deck, losing the oversized wings you were flying on, terrified. The deck is a gigantic pile of rubble, what's left of the Lintha frigate you just dropped.Straight on Maka.The wood has caught fire from the discharge of the smashed firewands, and is burning with a thick, noxious smoke. A tangle of bodies and tentacles lay spread at your feet.She's not here.Your vision getting blurry fast, you start digging in the rubble with your hands, tossing aside bits of ship hull and half-burned wooden beams and Lintha corpses.You are dimly aware of what is happening around you, outside of your tunnel vision. Some blood-drenched guy is stabbing two half-naked twins in the kidneys. Zaan has caught fire and is dropping and rolling. He has a torn-off tentacle stuck in his ribcage, running him all the way through.You'll worry about them later. You have to find Maka.Hope she's alive. If she is, hope she can forgive you.You pull a large piece of curved ship hull up and toss it aside, revealing the wriggling mass of red-black tentacles you dropped the ship on. It's oozing blackish ichor, five of its pseudopods messily torn off. With a ferocious hiss, it lunges at you, a tentacle wrapping around your neck with a wet slapping noise and slowly squeezing.This thing had Maka in its spires. She can't be far from here. She can't, right?>Shove the thing aside, keep digging.>Vent out your anger on this monster.>Ask the monster where Maka is.>All is lost. Give in to despair, explode the ship, sink with it.>Other?
>Who are we?Tia, a crazy murder machine who happens to be the Lunar Mate of our main character, Maka. During an operation (gone horribly wrong) to destroy a Lintha demon-ship called the Murdering Heart, you intercepted an enemy secondary fleet on your way, and carried a ship with you to use as a drop bomb. However, Maka couldn't get out of the way in time, and you accidentally hit her as well when you tossed it down on the Lintha flagship.NOW SHE'S DEAD AND IT'S ALL YOUR FAAAAAAAAAAAAAULT>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=Solar%20Quest>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>Any questions?http://ask.fm/Exaltedfag
>>36115596>Shove the thing aside, keep digging.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36115596>Shove the thing aside, keep digging.And by shove I mean punch in half.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36115596>Vent out your anger on this monster.Also>Cunning Hunter's Spearlet's get rid of this thing so we can get back to more important things.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36115596>Vent out your anger on this monster.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36115596>>36115697 here switching to >Vent out your anger on this monster.Also voting to activate cunning hunter's spear and golden tiger stance.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36115596>Vent out your anger on this monsterKILL MAIM BURN but in moderation. use its blood to put out Zaanalso, >NOW SHE'S DEAD
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36115596>Vent out your anger on this monster.ActivateCunning Hunter's SpearLunar Silver Reconfiguration
Rolled 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 = 29 (5d10)>>36115783I think the idea of lunar silver reconfiguration is a one time expense to change our sword into a more useful tool.So if we want to use it we need to have some consensus on what to change it into.
>>36115663>NOW SHE'S DEAD AND IT'S ALL YOUR FAAAAAAAAAAAAAULTWell at least we're taking it well
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36115596>Shove the thing aside, keep digging.Kraken form!We need tentacles! All the tentacles!
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36115596>>Vent out your anger on this monster.BLOOD AND THUNDER
>>36115596>Vent out your anger on this monster.Maim burn kill?
>>36115596>Vent out your anger on this monster.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36115596>Shove the thing aside, keep digging.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36115596
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36115596>>All is lost. Give in to despair, explode the ship, sink with it.Welp, we dun goofed. Time to commit Sudoku
You grab the tentacle wrapped around your throat with both hands."...it's your fault! If you hadn't got in the way, Maka would have got out of the way in time! If you hadn't distracted her, she would've seen it coming!" You scream in the tentacle mass' non-existent face. "IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!Physical + war = 4 5 7 2 10 7 3 6 2 5 = 4 successes.Your strength fails you. Your fingers slide on the tentacle's slippery surface and can't find a grabbing point, and the limb slaps back around your neck, clenching painfully.[HEALTH: 5/8]Your vision begins to go black as air and blood flows are cut out. You hear your spine cracking distressingly, and the tentacle lifts you by the neck, up in the sky above the monster and the pile of rubble.Further away from where Maka's body might lie.Desperately you struggle to grasp the limb squeezing the life out of you and wrench yourself free...>Roundhouse kick the tentacle>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself free>Shift shape into a small animal to escape>Cry(Suggestion: you have no charms active right now. Consider activating some. Look over the character sheet to decide.)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116070>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeDeadly beastman transformation sounds like just the thing for RIP AND TEAR.
>>36116070>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeHow does Relentless Lunar Fury work? Is it the same cost as Deadly Beastman Transformation
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36116117Forgot Dice
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116070>>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeRIP AND TEAR YOUR GUTS[ACTIVATE LIGHTNING-FLASH MIGHT][ACTIVATE GOLDEN TIGER STANCE]
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36116070>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeActivate charms![Deadly beastman transformation][Lightning-Flash might][Cunning Hunter's spear]Bad stuff is going to happen if we lose here. RIP AND TEAR!
>>36116117yes. same cost, same effect, but it doesn't entail shapeshifting.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36116070>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeActivate Deadly Beastman Transformation, Cunning Hunter's Spear, Golden Tiger StanceAND Shell-Shattering Atemi.Fuck this bitch tentacle, maximum combat power is go.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116070>>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeLightnign-flash might plz
>>36116070>>Roundhouse kick the tentacleGolden Tiger StanceA question with 'Scene', is that a single combat, a whole thread, or a series of combat (e.g. fighting a single lintha or an entire shipful)
>>36116128Alright then add to >>36116117Relentless Lunar FuryCunning Hunter's SpearShell-Shattering AtemiLightning-Flash Might
>>36116129nigga, we dont NEED all that shit right now
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36116154It's scene-long nigga We might as well pop it now and have it active the whole time while we RIP AND TEAR these bitch-nigga lintha.
>>36116146It varies. There's no hard and fast rule for this. Multiple fights can be the same scene if they're one after another without a breather or a delay between them.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116154We do. We are at the boss. Not to mention that everyone else is knocked out.
>>36116154Yes we fucking do, we've got essence to burn and shit to tear AND GET OUR MAKA BACKI'll second whatever charms people want to activate
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116070>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeseconding every charm people have voted for
>>36116070I'll second >>36116125 & >>36116151
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116193forgot mah dice>>36116117>>36116146>>36116151Roll your dice anons
Does EF not stop suicidal or OoC actions? Because fight boss without any charms when you've got full essence is very close to suicidal and I'd expect Tia to be smart enough to know this
Rolled 4 (1d10)Turn on Dice people, we'll need the extra ones for the charms we're activating.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36116070>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself free>>36116125Seconding those
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36116215>Does EF not stop suicidal or OoC actions?No> and I'd expect Tia to be smart enough to know thisYou're expecting Tia to think straight while Maka is buried under a pile of ruble?
Rolled 4 (1d10)dice
Rolled 5 (1d10)Shit the dice are fucking us over right from the gate today.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36116070
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116236Yep, quick someone go sacrifice a goat
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36116236I wonder what happens if all the Exalted die
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116070>Focus on grabbing it and tearing yourself freeSo many 1s...
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36116070>CryIt's like some higher, randomized power wants to keep us away from Maka
>>36116256It turns into an Underworld Campaign with all the ghosts of our Exalted banding together to try to fight the Deathlords, of course
You have no idea why you were taking this so lightly.This thing was fighting Maka, and it was winning. And you underestimated it....Of course, Maka is not as good at murdering things as you, so you sometimes tend to underestimate her too.She'not exactly a fragile little flower needing to be protected, but...What the hell are you thinking? Of course she is. And this mess happened because you half-assed it.Not anymore.[DEADLY BEASTMAN TRANSFORMATION][LIGHTNING-FLASH MIGHT][GOLDEN TIGER STANCE][ESSENCE: 2/7]Physical + War + GTS = 1 2 5 9 10 7 8 1 1 5 4 3 = 5 successesYou grab the tentacle squeezing your neck and rip it off casually in a shower of dark gore, dropping yourself down on the deck. Which cracks under your suddenly-increased weight, as bone and chitin plates grow over you in thick layers, covering you with your powerful natural war-armor.Skullopener must've dropped somewhere around here while you were distraught. You see it lying on the other side of the writhing monster, stuck in the deck point-first. The monster emits an inarticulate scream. It sounded a bit like a voice asking "who are you?", but it could have just been your imagination.>Run around the monster to the sword.>Run through the monster to the sword.>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>Focus on moving the monster aside in case Maka is trapped under it.Combined with>Silently>Answer the question>Make a grand introduction
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116424>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>SilentlyFuck the admiral. Let her die in ignorance.
>>36116424>Run through the monster to the sword.>SilentlyNo dramatics, just get to the point.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36116424>Run through the monster to the sword.
>>36116424>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>SilentlyAs she said, why answer someone that's going to be dead soon
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116424>>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>SilentlyShe doesn't get even the SLIGHTEST satisfaction in this brutalizing. Activate[Shell-Shattering Atemi]We leave NOTHING to chance with her. She get's to eat every bit of hurt we put her through.
>>36116424>>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.REMOVE HENTAI>Silently
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36116424>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>Silently
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116435>>36116439>>36116443>>36116448Instead of it being silently let's give her a nice ironic echo."I don't make introductions to the dead"
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116424>>Focus on moving the monster aside in case Maka is trapped under it.>Combined with>>Silently
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36116424>Focus on moving the monster aside in case Maka is trapped under it.>Make a grand introduction>>36116435>>36116439>>36116443>>36116448>>36116451>>36116453>Silently>Kamen RiderWhat is going on here?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116424>Run through the monster to the sword.>Silently
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116424>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>SilentlyCold and brutal
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36116424>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>Silentlyuse [Shell-Shattering Atemi]
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36116424>Focus on moving the monster aside in case Maka is trapped under it.>Silently
>>36116424>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>Make a grand introduction>>36116459I don't know, it's like they hate fun.
>>36116435>>36116439>>36116443>>36116451>>36116453>>36116466guys, please consider activating shell-shattering Atemi. It lasts the entire scene and makes us do more damage
>>36116459>Silently>Kamen Rider>What is going on here?Serious Tia is serious.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36116479>activating shell-shattering AtemiThis
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36116459>What is going on here?I don't know what you mean
>>36116479I'll add it to >>36116459
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116424>>36116479Yeah, let's turn that on, fuck this tentacled mass, Silk is the only one we let tentacuddle Maka
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116443adding [Shell-Shattering Atemi] to my vote
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116424secomding >>36116448
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36116424>Run through the monster to the sword.>Silently
>make a grand introduction>I AM TIA, LUNAR MATE AND PALADIN OF MAKA'S GLORIOUS TITS
[SHELL-SHATTERING ATEMI][ESSENCE 1/7]Your Anima exploding in light around you, burning even brighter, you advance towards the wriggling monstrosity of a Lintha demon. Each step crushes the deck under your feet.With another gurgling noise, horrid and filthy, the anemone-like beast lunges at you with three more tentacles, aiming to straight-up impale you.Physical + War + GTS = 7 3 7 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 3 6 = 5 successesFrom the mass, you see a human head, a female head with a flat, expressionless gaze, roll up and come on top, crooked to one side. Its eyes turn to you a second before the tentacles strikeYou sidestep the first, deftly, and it grazes your chitin armor with a rasping noise, slamming on the ship's shattered deck and digging a vicious trench through it.The second meets your arm batting it aside. The force of the impact is tremendous, and you feel your armor cracking under the stress. The third takes you straight in the middle of the chest. The plates hold and the sharp point doesn't penetrate, but the shock knocks the air out of you, probably cracks a couple ribs. You feel pain.[HEALTH: 4/8](Cont.)
>>36116424>Jump into the tentacles and start pulling things out.>Make a grand introduction
This pain is nothing. You grab that appendage with both arms, your fingers sinking deep in the reddish flesh, piercing the skin. You pull it back and to the side, with all your strength, and you suddenly feel it giving way as it comes loose, ripped from the main body.Without letting it go, you lift it up over your head,and slam it down on the head, hard. It disappears under the mass of flesh. The impact digs a shallow crater under you both, sinking you a few centimeters deeper into the shattered deck of the living ship.There is some movement to the side. it's the bloodsoaked guy from before. He looks like he jumped into a bonfire. He's running up, around the monster.You don't care. Black blood covers the deck, making it slippery.The monster, more than half of its pseudopods lost, starts slithering away from you and towards the parapet. You see one of Maka's arms peeking out from under the rubble in its wake, bent at a disturbing angle. Non-lunars shouldn't bend that way.>Help Maka>Pursue the monster>Grab your sword>Confront the blood-covered stranger>(other?)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>Pursue the monsterIs the captain a demon or just a powerful demon-blooded?
>>36116690>Help MakaOur Waifu
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116690>Help Maka
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36116690>Help MakaLike there's a choice
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36116690>Pursue the monsterfinish it now, then we can help Maka
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116700Why do I always forget the dice?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116690>>Help MakaCHECK ON OUR WAIFUAND HER GIRLS
>pursue the monsterFINISH IT
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36116690>Help Maka>>36116699More likely demon, its not completly impossible to be a really really powerful akuma, but its rather unlikely.
Guys, Karas can help Maka. We need to kill the admiral or it will come back and fuck things up again!>pursue the monster
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36116700>>36116701>>36116707>>36116708>>36116711>>36116712we don't even know first aid, how are we supposed to help her? Kill the monster so Zaan can help her.If we let the captain get away I guarantee she'll come back and fight us again, only then we'll be low on Essence. Finish her while our combat charms are still active
>>36116690>Grab your sword>Pursue the monster
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36116690>Pursue the monster
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116728All we need to do is check on her and then get Zaan and Karas to guard her and take care of her while we finish business.But having Tia just straight up ignore a badly wounded maka to chase a target doesn't really make sense.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116690>Help Maka
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36116690>Confront the blood-covered strangerHave him check on Maka while we>Grab your sword&>Pursue the monster
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116690>>Pursue the monster>>Grab your swordRISE
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36116690>>Pursue the monster
>>36116728Medicine/First Aid falls under the Wisdom ability tree, which we have 3 dots in.Even if we didn't, Exalted can do stuff like that untrained just because they are so awesome
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36116743>All we need to do is check on her and then get Zaan and Karas to guard her and take care of her while we finish business.Do you really think the monster won't get away in the time it takes us to do it?And it makes sense or it wouldn't be offered as an option. I'd say it's better for Maka's health to finish the captain than to personally take care of her. I think learning to suppress her instinct to do what Maka really needs could be good for Tia, too.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36116690>>Pursue the monsterBasic DRABCD triage: Remove danger from the area before attempting resucitation
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116690>Help Maka
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36116690Seconding >>36116760
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36116690>>36116707Here, Changing to >(other?)Yelling to Zaan to heal Maka while we>Grab your sword>Pursue the monsterAlso since we're gonna be armed againActivate [Cunning Hunter's Spear]
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36116690>Pursue the monsterkilling her will probably break the pirates' moral
>>36116728>we don't even know first aid>Lunar>Doesn't know first aidWe got 3 dots in the relevant stat. Tia can do first aid.
I would like to think you are at least a little emberassed to samefag this obviously.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36116690>>Pursue the monsterIt's like the attack on the fae castle where Tia had to fight her instincts to run back to Maka, only this time people are actually taking the retarded option
>>36116813"People are voting for stuff I don't like! Mist be samefagging!"
>>36116820The last time, Maka wasn't at 0 health and dying.
>>36116828Are you seriously pretending one guy starts complaining, and all of a sudden a whole bunch of votes in his favor shows up isn't obvious samefagging? Come on anon.
>>36116828There ARE more votes than unique posters, according to the tracker.But then again, the tracker is an unreliable shit.
>>36116844Its actually only unreliable in sofar that it counts more people than are actually in the thread, because it counts unique IPs having made posts over the entire run.
>>36116841By the same logic, you could accuse the initial glut of >Help votes to be samefagging.Works both ways.
>>36116844I'm only counting 21 votes and it shows 22 unique posters
>>36116849Why would people start out with samefagging? That doesn't even make sense.
>>36116844There are 21 votes and 21 unique posts.Does it count the OP in the tracker. If it does we have at least on samefag
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36116690>Help MakaJust got here, not samefagging. Is this tracker a 4chanx thing?
>>36116851>>36116857There were less unique posters in the count when he made that post.
>>36116832Anyone who has actually learned the most basic First Aid will tell you that the very first thing you do in assessing any emergency or triage situation is to remove the person from danger, or remove the danger from the person.In this case, the most reliable method of doing that is to kill Admiral Tentaclerape.
>>36116860>unique poster counter doesn't increase as he posts>claims he just got here
>>36116860I don't use any alterations and it shows up for me too.>>36116865The Admiral already removes itself, currently the greatest danger to Maka is bleeding out or getting hit by more falling rubble.
>>36116690>>Pursue the monsterPack of Dumbasses.
>>36116872I was here at the start of the thread, I was late for the current vote
>>36116876the greatest danger to Maka is the admiral coming back to finish us with a bunch of minions to kill us while we're all low on Essence and Health and busy taking care of Maka
>>36116860No, look at the bottom right corner, you'll see four number.1st is number of replies to the topic2nd is number of images3rd is number of unique IPs that have posted in the thread4th is what page the thread is on.If the number of votes exceeds the number of unique IPs, we have samefagging going on.
As unreliable as the tracker is, its pretty telling if you look at it while posts come in.
>>36116876As long as it's in the immediate area, it's a threat. Regardless of it's immediate relative vector.
>>36116899Except currently the ship is falling apart, and we have no idea what might come into Makas proximity while we hunt down the admiral, its not going to wait for us.
>>36116892only for the first vote in the thread, tough
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36116690>Pursue the monster
>>36116891When did moot add that? I didn't even realize we had four numbers now
>>36116905>Except currently the ship is falling apart,No it isn't?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36116905No the debris is from tia throwing a boat at the combatants last thread.The Murdering Heart is practically undamaged
>>36116890No, the greatest danger to maka is more demons coming down to finish her off while we are gone.
>another Exalted Quest threas By Maka's Divine and Blessed, this is a wonderful day.Now I just need the rest of the week to not be shit.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36116912The dice gods disapprove of you trying to get Tia to leave Maka's side when she finally found her
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36116690>Help Maka
>>36116905>>36116922Karas is moving behind the admiral to cut it off.It is presently sandwiched between Tia and Karas with Maka still in the immediate area.No reinforcements will be getting close enough to get at Maka without us being in a position to stop them before we kill this tentaclemonster once and for all.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36116690>>Help Maka
>>36116928Great Curse go away
>>36116916A couple days ago
>>36116936There is a giant hole right above Maka Tia came through, they can literally just jump on her.
>>36116946>Giant holeThat's the sky, you nimrod. They're on the top deck of the demon ship.
>>36116938What are you on?>>36116947The counter increased for the first one though, and the other one was probably >>36116923for which the count had also increased.Stop trying so hard.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36116690 Anonymous 11/12/14(Wed)21:05:21 No.36116737▶>>36116690>Grab your sword>Pursue the monster
>>36116955How exactly is being on deck where she can be reached from all sides any better?
>>36116955>there is nothing on deck of a ship people can jump down fromOkay.
>>36116966Because we are right on top of her you fucking nitwit, and need to get closer to her to engage the admiral:>You see one of Maka's arms peeking out from under the rubble in its wake>In it's wakeBy engaging the Admiral we are immediately safeguarding Maka's location.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36116966Nobody has to worry about anyone dropping onto her is how.
>>36116975Nop, the option is to pursue the admiral, which can me we will leave Makas position if we don't catch up fast enough.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36116690>Pursue the monster
>>36116986You can stop now, the vote is long over.
For a moment, you're incredibly torn. The monster is wheeling away, about to pitch itself in the ocean. You could still try and follow it later, but it would be certainly a lot harder.You could end it here and now. But... Maka's hand, jutting out of the wrecked ruins of the deck at that supremely awkward angle, like a miniature broken tree from a shattered wasteland... It lasts one second, but it feels like forever. You can't tear your eyes off it."MAKA!" The voice makes you turn around. The man covered in blood, having noticed the arm, has turned round and is running up to you.That decides it. You grab your blade and wrench it out of the deck, and in the same motion bring it down on the man, aiming at splitting him from head to toe vertically.Physical + Dawn = 1 5 8 4 5 5 5 6 8 2 7 7 = 4 successesReacting with amazing speed, the man rolls to the side, narrowly avoiding your blow."Wh- WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!" He stands back up, bringing up his balled up fists in a guarding position."I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU TOUCH MAKA!" You snarl, lifting Skullopener back up and trying to put it through his chest."WHO THE HECK ARE YOU, YOU MONSTER?!" He screams back, catching the tip of the blade in his hands and shoving it aside, drawing blood and cutting his palms. "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO TO MAKA?""IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, LINTHA!"Lintha? This guy is a Lintha! You knew it! You pull your sword's blade out of his hands, drawing an arc of blood through the air, And dodge a lightning-fast jab following it.You're about to segue with another attack, when you see a golden castemark flashing on his forehead. The revelation astonishes you.The Lintha have a Solar fighting on their side?!(cont.)
>>36117000This is going splendidly
>>36117000The players and the characters are prefect matches for each other. They're both screaming retards.
>>36117000and that is why Maka's mental problems aren't something we should encourage, but something we should try and work against.But no, you guys are all "OMG she's totally crazy after us, best waifu, she's perfect"
>>36117017>>36117028I fail to see how she is supposed to know he isn't a enemy. It would be a pretty huge gamble to make.
>>36117028>Maka's mental problemsshitTia's mental problems, I mean
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117017>>36117016I'll bet this wouldn't have happened if we'd introduced ourselves. But then the admiral would have used Maka as a shield or leverage against us.sigh
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117000Goddamnit Tia...
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117000Tia, Karas, you fucking morons.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117000And this, kids, is why you put points in Mental
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117000Fuck's sake Tia, he cares about Maka so just go kill the Admiral already
>>36117050She actually has superhuman intelligence, she's just very protective on this enemy ship, while surrounded by a unknown amount of enemies, and her mate being a single hit away from death. Its not at all a unreasonable reaction from her, given that absolutely nothing indicates he is on her side.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117000Why'd we confront Karas, there were like 3 votes for it?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117063It's a failure of communication.We never said who we were so all Karas knows is that we're some Kamen Rider monster that's just swung a sword at him.
>>36117063because Tia is crazy
Bwwahaha, this is hilariously aweful.
>>36117063Because we ran to Maka and so did he, we were inevitably going to meet. The characters still act in-character on their own.If we would have pursued the admiral, we might have not seem him go to Maka.
That hesitation costs you dearly: the corrupt Solar slaps Skullopener out of your hands and nails you with a kick to the face. You stagger, blinded for a second, and he seizes the opportunity to pounce on you. You both hit the ground and roll around, in a vicious grapple."TIA! STOP! FOR FUCK'S SAKE. HE'S WITH US."Normally, words shouldn't be able to stop you. You don't think you're even in condition to hear them right now, actually. But two things about those words block you in your tracks, and, as a result, you lower your guard just enough to let the Solar's hands slip around your much-mistreated throat.First of all, those words were charged with Essence. Something that brought them searing at the top of your mind. Something that didn't let you ignore them.And secondly, that was Mikahil's voice.>Lift your arms up and stop>Rip this guy's head off nonetheless>Rip his arms out and beat him to death with them>Put your fingers inside his eye sockets and pull apart>Headbutt through his skull>LA LA LA I'M NOT LISTENING>oh god maka
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117071well I wouldn't have thought 4 successes was such a fail
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god maka>Lift your arms up and stop
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god makaFocus guys.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god maka
>>36117081>>Lift your arms up and stopDefinitely this, and not >LA LA LA I'M NOT LISTENING, no matter how hilarious it would be
>>36117081>oh god maka>>36117083be glad it was only 4 successes and not more, or we would have hurt Karas
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117081>Put your fingers inside his eye sockets and pull apart
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god makaMAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36117081>Put your fingers inside his eye sockets and pull apart>Rip his arms out and beat him to death with themI'm going to be that guy now, because someone has to.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36117081>Lift your arms up and stop>After the Admiral, Mikahil is here he can care for Maka but she won't be safe until the Admiral is dead.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117081>>oh god makaWe blubbering now.>>36117083rolling successes wouldn't matter since it's a communication problem from us NOT saying anything.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117081>Lift your arms up and stop>oh god maka
>>36117081>LA LA LA MAKAAAAAAAAAAA
>>36117078>If we would have pursued the admiral, we might have not seem him go to Maka.>proof that Maka samefaggers ruined everything
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36117107fuck off anon
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god maka
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36117081>>oh god maka
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117081>Lift your arms up and stop>oh god maka>oh god the Admiral, pursue it
>>36117112Not really, he doesn't know who we are in the first place, so introducing us wouldn't have necessarily have made him not attack us.>>36117117Look at the successes counted, the vote ended long before there could have been any samefagging.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god makapart of me thinks this is EF punishing us for the obvious samefagging
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117081>Lift your arms up and stop>oh god maka
>>36117130>Look at the successes counted, the vote ended long before there could have been any samefagging.he stopped counting dice because we had no more dice left, not because he started writing
>>36117142He alwas counts votes for 15minutes, if I remember right.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god maka>oh god im cumming>oh god>oh god maka
>>36117000>Physical + Dawnshouldn't this be Physical + War?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117081>oh god makaI love how no one complains about Karas not pursuing the Admiral. But Tia is the crazy one.
>>36117150More like Physical + Whore, amirite
>>36117153No-one wants to admit that they're just as dumb as Karas
>>36117150Why would it be War? We aren't commanding any armies or constructing any corpse ramps.
>>36117167>WarLook at the charsheet, its War for Lunars.For some reason.
>>36117167Do you see a Dawn stat on the charsheet? No?War is to lunar's as dawn is to solars
>>36117163I think Karas is going to have to lift his game. As it stands, he's a fucking ADHD gooftroop who's more of a liability than an asset because of his aggressive inability to think.
A spike of energy, anger, hopelessness and adrenaline so high that it almost feels like it should pop your head off like a balloon rushes through you.You wrench the solar's hands off you, probably snapping them in the process, then lift him up and toss him aside.Your eyes slide back into focus. The blood-soaked solar is lying on the ground next to you, very nearly passed out.Mikahil is hoisting himself up on the deck, soaked in filthy water, looking like he just swimmed over to the Murdering Heart's side and climbed up the ship with his own hands and feet - which are covered in cuts and blood. His castemark is burning.To the side, the anemone-like monster, trailing blood like s ruptured tank, is crawling up the parapet, about to pitch itself overboard and into the ocean.Maka is still buried in rubble under you.>Maka comes first.>The monster comes first.
>>36117081Why exactly does he stop Tia, while this guy he doesn't know is about to choke her?>>36117187Thats High Valor characters for you.
>>36117194>Maka comes first.Priorities. Who cares about some dumb monster when there's waifu to be saved
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.
>>36117081>Lift your arms up and stop>oh god maka
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.>Toss Mikhail to MakaIf more of the Gloria are swimming in there we can't let it get away,
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117194>>The monster comes first.There's been no mention of any other lintha in the immediate vicinity and zaan and mikahil are here.Let's hunt some squid.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.It's what Maka surely wants.
>>36117194>The monster comes first.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36117194>"Can someone else deal with that thing? I'm going to help Maka!"
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.It hurt Maka. Fuck it up.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.Murder that bitch for hurting our poor, sweet Maka.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.where's Zaan?>You wrench the solar's hands off you, probably snapping them in the process, then lift him up and toss him aside.Oops.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.what a giant waste of time. Thanks, Maka samefags
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117209>>36117212>>36117213>>36117236>>36117242>>36117243>Almost die>Dice start working
>>36117253You realise that vote won because of the string of Maka votes before there even was any other vote?So please, contain your butthurt.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117194>Mikahil get her off this ship and take care of her>The monster comes first.
>>36117263>For a moment, you're incredibly torn. seems to indicate to me that it was a very close vote
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117194>"Mikahil, Zaan! Help Maka!">The monster comes first.
>>36117272Yes it was, and the majority of the Maka votes where right at the beginning.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.SCREAM at mikhail do dig out Maka NOW
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117194>The monster comes first.Kill. It. Dead.>>36117258Sidereal plot maybe?
>>36117272I haven't counted it, but its just as possible the other votes were actually more, and it was just really close so EF had the character act according to their nature. We had that kind of thing before.You know when.>>36117283>>36117289Good god, guys, just stop! Don't ruin this for us.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117295we're fine man. We have a shitload of successes even without those two.
>>36117303I wasn't being serious, but I'm glad to see you put your dice to the task.
dese dice, mang
>>36117295...I'm sorry ;_;
>>36117195>this guy he doesn't knowYou must have missed a few threads.You'll never make it to the parapet in time. You have only one way to hit it. Mikahil is spouting some garbage about the Solar being Maka's brother behind you. Bizarre, interesting, but hardly useful information now.You stomp your foot on the ground, letting the shockwave lift loose debris from the ground by a few centimeters. Lifting your foot back up, you hook it under your daiklave and kick up, grabbing it while it's spinning in the air.The other loose bits of debris have just fallen back down on the floor as you spin Skullopener around in a grand gesture and feed it the last of your Essence.This is the first time you try this trick in an actual fight. No space for mistakes.[LUNAR SILVER RECONFIGURATION][ESSENCE: 0/8]The magical metal of Skullopener's blade rearranges itself, flowing like quicksilver before returning to solid form in the shape of a long javelin with a broad, triangular point.Physical + War + LSR = 3 10 7 10 2 4 10 9 9 9 = 10 +1 = 11 successes.(cont.)
>>36117368>You must have missed a few threads.I don't remember he knew Karas before he showed up on the Gloria?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117388That's when they met, Mikahil already knows him and knows he's with Maka
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117368>Physical + War + LSR = 3 10 7 10 2 4 10 9 9 9 = 10 +1 = 11 successes.BY THE UNCONQUERED SUN'S FOUR BLAZING ARMPITS, THAT IS AN UNREASONABLE NUMBER OF SUCCESSES.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117368>No space for mistakes.>11 successes.ho boy
The javelin leaves your throwing arm, sail across the air, and stab into the monster just as it leaps to its safety into the dark ocean below, nailing the humanlike head in the left eyeball.The javelin plunges all the way through the monster's fleshy mass and stops there. All the transferred kinetic energy, quite simply, causes it to take flight, following the same flat, straight trajectory of your weapon, without any appreciable deviation or loss of momentum.To everyone looking at the scene from the side, however, it just looks like the anemone-monster simply vanishing. One moment it's there, the next one it's gone entirely.You glance aside. The burned, wrecked mess that is poor Zaan is slowly pulling Maka out of the rubble. She looks like a bloody ragdoll. You can't even imagine how many bones must be broken in a human body for it to flop around like that. Your heart cries in distress for a moment, but then you see her chest moving slightly and an eye blinking open.She's alive. Thank Luna and Sol she's alive. She's safe. She's in good hands.On the opposite side, you can see the wounded Solar's utterly astonished look on his face as he stares at you. His mouth is half-open in amazement.You can't resist. You remove your war-armor's helm, turn to him, and flash a winning smile, as you give a tug at the hair-thin Moonsilver wire spool unwinding frenetically in your hand. The monster, flying high in the sky, explodes in a firework of gore as you turn the javelin in a star of jutting blades and pull it back, through its flesh and momentum, and flying back to you.A few seconds later, Skullopener slams into the deck, so hard it causes the enormous demon-ship to bob left and right."By the way, I'm fucking your sister." You politely inform him.(cont.)
>>36117395He has met him, but I obviously meant "knowing him well enough to trust him while he's choking your ally".
>>36117407>"By the way, I'm fucking your sister." You politely inform him.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117412Maka told him all he needs to know.
>>36117407>"By the way, I'm fucking your sister."
>>36117412Maka said she trusted himThat's good enough for Mikhail I guess.
>>36117407>"By the way, I'm fucking your sister." You politely inform him.If we meet Makas mother and sister, there is a good chance she will fuck them too.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117407>"By the way, I'm fucking your sister." You politely inform him.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117407I can just imagine Maka returning to Gem and introducing her family to the people or something at a large gathering and Tia just goes "I'm fucking your queen." and then walks off to get food.
>>36117407>"By the way, I'm fucking your sister."And so have over a hundred random mortals. Its nothing special Tia. She isn't exactly choosy.
>>36117407I feel like a pic of Maka going No Fighting would get a lot of use between these two
>>36117451Then after a few drinks, Tia shows off her dong collection and suggests surfing on boulders off a hill
>>36117459I'm actually curious how he will react to that bit, business as usual in the family?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36117486I actually get the idea from EF's bit about the kind of guy Karas was growing up that he never really got experienced in this sort of thing.I'm gonna call it now, he's gonna get all flustered and red faced.
>>36117481Reaction to Tia's sharkpenis is "Jawesome!"
>>36117500>Solar>not experienced with sexUnpossible.
>>36117500That would be amazing, if he would refuse to acknowledge what a slut his sister is and be convinced she is pure as driven snow and its only that Lunar that makes her so lewd.
>implying Karas, Maka's brother, doesn't know sex or his sister's lecherous personality>implying she didn't experiment with him a little
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117510>Unpossible.The fuck are you talking about? An exalt totally focused on, say, fighting is just as socially awkward as anyone else. Not all Solars try to be at least decent at everything, like Maka is.
>>36117529>The fuck are you talking about? An exalt totally focused on, say, fighting is just as socially awkward as anyone else. Not all Solars try to be at least decent at everything, like Maka is.Point. For all his good looks, Karas might end up being as dense as a harem comedy MC.
>>36117541Oh gods, please no. Not another dense motherfucker. Goddamnit, I'd accept him being gay or something, but not denseness. Why can't Karas be a cool sisterfucker instead?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117551I just want him to be a bro bro we can rely on, but sometimes have to hold him back because he's very headstrong, but he's always there for us.
You lost count of mow many times you passed out in the last hour.You're almost hoping that you'll wake up and find out that you're dead. It would give you time to rest, at least. It would be a good excuse to get out of this stupid situation. Of the shame of having to take responsibility for the wrecked mess this operation has become. Of the hassle of actually having bones and nerve endings and the ability to feel pain.With a mental sigh (mostly because you're too broken to manage to take a physical one), you open your eyes once more, regardless of how much you don't want to.The sky is clear, for once. The fog has dispersed. It's raining....Alright, it's blood. It's raining blood. And the sky is clear. Zaan is going over your wounds once more, with a resigned face. Even though he looks like he needs first aid almost as much as, if not more than, yourself. You hear the crunching thuds of shattered bones being set straight. It should be painful, but your senses are too dull to register that.Mikahil is huddled over in a corner, softly crying tears of frustration. Five Tails is patting his head in an effort to cheer him up.Next to you, Tia and Karas are having a slapfight, screaming at each other.On the other side of the deck, Amata, drenched from head to toe in filthy water, stands with her arms folded, looking at the entire scene with a half-smile. She meets your gaze."Don't you love when a plan comes together this nicely, Maka?"The rain stops. It takes you a handful of seconds more to manage to talk. >...The Gloria?>...The fleet?>...Everyone alive?>...Stop these two clowns.>...Take over this ship.>...Sink this ship.>...Loot this ship.>(Other)
>>36117551I bet his entire life was a string of telling his sister about nice girls he met, only to find said girl bend over the table by his sister next dinner, because they took it as recommendation, until he just gave up on having a sex live.Being Karas was suffering.
>>36117570>...The Gloria?>...The fleet?>...Everyone alive?THEN>...Loot this ship.
>>36117570>>...Loot this ship.Then burn it, I really don't want to look at it anymore
>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...The fleet?>Stop it you two, come over and kiss me Tia.>...Sink this ship.>...Loot this ship.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...Loot this ship.We need a treasury.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117570Seconding >>36117579
>>36117459The difference is: Maka fucked those people, not the other way around.Tia is the only one who managed to fuck Maka.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...Stop these two clowns.>...Loot this ship.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...Take over this ship.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117570>Mikahil is huddled over in a corner, softly crying tears of frustration. Five Tails is patting his head in an effort to cheer him up.>Next to you, Tia and Karas are having a slapfight, screaming at each other.Oh god my sides i'm dyingThis is the best circle ever
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36117570>...Everyone alive?I blame Karas for making this a giant clusterfuck
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117570>Next to you, Tia and Karas are having a slapfight, screaming at each other.Best family ever.>...Everyone alive?>...Loot and then sink this ship.
>>36117570>...The Gloria?>...The fleet?>...Everyone alive?
>>36117570>loot this ship>>36117571That's both sad and funny and I can't help but want it.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117570>>36117584This if we can, though preferably loot before sinking the ship
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117604Fuck forgot my dice
>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...The fleet?>...Sink this ship.>>36117571I imagine Karas is a huge monogamy fag and looks for a stable relationship and enduring romance before sex. Only to get NTRd by his family all the time because they think sharing is caring.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...Loot this ship.>Mikahil is huddled over in a corner, softly crying tears of frustration.I was scared that someone died first, but he's just crying over his boat, I hope
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...The fleet?>...The Gloria?>...Stop these two clowns.>...Loot this ship.>...Sink this ship.In this order, I know about voting for EVERYTHING, but I want to set a priority and I assume we'll get to ask about the rest after this first one.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117571At least he'll always have his Lunar mate.On a side note, it's annoying to almost not roll my dice because I keep forgetting that the new system resets the option field.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36117570I bet this is why Maka prefers talking to people
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117627>but he's just crying over his boatIf he is, then all the mortals on that boat are dead too.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117627Well it was Val's boat
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36117570>>...Everyone alive?>>...Stop these two clowns.>>...Take over this ship.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117636It stays on if you use 4chanX
>>36117636>At least he'll always have his Lunar mate.Just wait, his Lunar mate is male, and has a solar bond of 1 or so.
>>36117636>At least he'll always have his Lunar mate.maybe they're just bro's without any romantic subtext or his Lunar mate even hates him
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117570>(Other)"... I'm so sorry for this for this absolute clusterfuck. I take full responsibility."
>>36117636>his lunar mate is from the golden widow society
>>36117657>>36117665>>36117674Being Karas is suffering.
>>36117667>"... I'm so sorry for this for this absolute clusterfuck. I take full responsibility."It's our bro that mruined it, dude. We had a plan and he just Leeroy Jenkinsed it
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117570>...Everyone alive?>...Stop these two clowns.>...Loot this ship.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117680Actually we fucked the plan up by just following him instead of sticking to the plan, so it is our responsibility.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117680Fuckin' Dawn Castes man.
>>36117693we couldn't let him die just to save the plan
>>36117696Less Dawn Caste, more Karas being a dumbass and us being an overprotective big sister.
>>36117677Clearly we need to matchmake Karas with a nice Husbando.
>>36117703That doesn't change that it fucked up the plan so its our responsibility.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117680It was our operation and we let family ties cloud our judgement. And because of that, we were nearly killed and put other lives at risk unnecessarily.
>>36117709not sharing Tia with him
>>36117709Well, we've got a prince that has some pretty serious trauma with women, maybe he could give him some healing?They're made for eachother.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36117715Well frankly from the power of the Heart If we'd hit it with the whole fleet we'd have probably sustained MASSIVE casualties. Can you imagine our mortal crews facing those Curse Eyes? It would have been a slaughter.
>>36117732I don't think Samiel is gay...
>>36117732are you suggesting hooking our brother up with our soon-to-be stepson?
>>36117745He is a dragon-blooded.Anmd he spend a lot of time among Dynasts.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117745He's a DB and he's only sixteen, he's not going to find out by not sleeping with people
>>36117747We're fucking our soon-to-be step-daughter too, so I can't see that being a a issue. >>36117745Who knows? Considering the rest of his family, chances aren't bad he goes both ways.
I love how we just created a whole canon for Karas that has not even remotely been hinted at and is probably completely false, yet everyone is latching onto it.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117763I've been wanting to get him together with Sam for a while actually
>>36117720>implying it wouldn't be Maka sharing him with Tia
>>36117732Weren't we trying to set him up with Dancing Smoke?
>>36117766great curse go away
>>36117763We're just having fun. Its a thing people do sometimes.To be honest though, I would like it if it were true. Poor Sam needs someone who isn't a complete deviant.
>>36117720>>36117766>implying Tia wouldn't be the one sharing Maka with him
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117774Monogamy isn't for DBs
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117774No trying about it. We succeeded.
>>36117774I don't see any reason why that would exclude the other option? And frankly, I don't think that thing with Dancing Smoke is very healthy, considering the abuse he showers her with, deserved or not. The only time we got them in bed properly Maka had to literally hold his hand.
>>36117774We also decided to tirually gangbang Dancing Smoke in the towns square every year, so there is that. Not sure how he likes that, Sam is actually less "promiscous" than the rest of his family.
>>36117780I'd rather take the incest option over setting up Karas with Sam.
>>36117810Why? If they hit it up, I don't see why not.
>>36117810I'm the other way around.
>>36117810>implying thats mutually exclusiveWe have a really large bed
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117783>Monogamy isn't for DBsIt is for DB women. They benefit dramatically from finding the highest-breeding partner possible and having babies with only them.The Dragon-blooded men, on the other hand, benefit more from knocking up anyone who will let them.
>>36117826>It is for DB womenHahahahahaNo. DB women aren't any more or less monogamous than DB men, thats not how it works. They can't have children constantly anyway, they have a downtime of at least 15 years between each child because it can literally kill them to have too many, not to emntion the Dynasts frown on bastards as much as anyone. They are still supposed to have children with their husbands/wifes, even if in reality they have bastards of course, but they don't make that public.
>>36117826Go read the Dragon-blooded splatbook of 2ed, that will tell you why you are wrong.
>>36117846>15Isn't the cooldown 5 years before they can cast 'maek babby' again?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36117846>15 yearsFive years.
>>36117857>>36117846Yeah it was a typo, thanks for pointing it out.They can have children more often, but its detrimental to their health, in reality of course, they have children far rarer than even that.
>>36117813Sam and DS are OTP and I'm fairly sure he isn't gay.And a gay Karas would be a waste. Bi, I can deal with, but not pure gay.But then again, I do want Tia to do him with Twin Faced Hero activated...>>36117825Eh...ehhh...alright, I can compromise.Maka did tell Tia they'd need the largest bed.
>>36117857Nope, a dragon blooded woman can be a baby factory if they really want to, but having too many children too quickly can severely reduce their life span.
>>36117875>and I'm fairly sure he isn't gayWhat makes you think that?Everyone else in his family is.
You manage to croak some words. You voice feels different, like it's not your own."...everyone... alive...?"She sighs heavily, approaching you with slow steps."We almost lost the Gloria. It would have gone down under if not for Mika's charms. But it was still crippled badly. It's barely afloat, and we lost six sailors in the fight."You didn't spend time with them, not enough to be familiar, but the image of the lookout that handed you the spyglass a few hours ago flashes through your head. You don't remember his name. You wonder if he's still alive."...We should... loot...""It's just us." She informs you. "The crew of the Gloria is trying to keep the ship afloat. We came here via Lunar Ride. And this ship is damn big."You'd giggle if it didn't hurt so much.She does it for you. "The fleet is a few minutes away. They're on the horizon. We won this fight.""It was... mess...""No plan survives first contact with the enemy." She proclaims. "And we did a lot of damage while suffering minimal casualties of our own. It's a victory."Why doesn't it feel like one?>Talk to Amata>Talk to Tia>Talk to Karas>Talk to Zaan>Talk to Mikahil>Maybe you should just rest. You're in good hands.
>>36117891>>Talk to Tia>>Talk to KarasLet's get the in-laws to stop killing each other.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36117891>Talk to Tia
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36117891>>Maybe you should just rest. You're in good hands.Okay time to heal
>>36117891>Talk to TiaTime to end that fight.>>36117875What makes you think that he can't be bi? Pretty much every other character seems to be.
>>36117891>Talk to Tia>Talk to Karas"You! And you! Stop fighting!"
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117891>Talk to Amata>Talk to Tia>Talk to Karas>Maybe you should just rest. You're in good hands.Make sure the people we love are okay. Then sleep.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36117891>Talk to Tia>Talk to KarasQuit it you two
>>36117875>And a gay Karas would be a wasteHow so? Just because it would mean Maka won't fuck him?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36117876couldn't you just summon a Neohma to make babies from your flesh without problems? They can even increase exaltion chance in DBs
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117891>Talk to Tia>Talk to KarasTell them to quit itThen>Maybe you should just rest. You're in good hands.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117891>Talk to ZaanApologize for getting both of us fucked up.
>>36117891>Maybe you should just rest. You're in good hands.Everything can wait. Though the slapfight is amusing.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36117891>Talk to Tia>Talk to Karashugs, and a kiss for Tia
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36117891>>Talk to Tia>>Talk to Karasstop fighting
>>36117917Because they don't want that many children, every single dragon-blooded is a huge strain on the houses resources, too many would severly upset the balance of power between the houses, leading to mass breeding, which leads to reduction of wealth for every individual house member.
>>36117912It's redundant.Pretty much everyone in Exalted is a latent bisexual to varying degrees.
>>36117938Thats not what redundant means. And if there are straight people in exalted, and there are because Creation is a big place with a huge variety of cultures, there can be gay people too.Hell, our future step-daughter is one as far we know.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36117936>upset the balance of power between the housesisn't that what every house wants, to become stronger than the others to win the Civil war? Why would you intentionally limit your power
>>36117938>Pretty much everyone in Exalted is a latent bisexual to varying degrees.I wished this stupid meme wouild just die.>Creation is such a tiny place that the values and norms of the Realm apply everywhere
>>36117912There's Pyre. I'm sure that girl would appreciate a male Maka.
>>36117966Because any house that to strong got slapped down by the empress. She only vanished recently.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36117977>sharing Pyrenoooooooooshe's too pure, I want Maka to be the one to corrupt her
>>36117992I don't want anyone to corrupt her.
>>36117966>leading to mass breeding, which leads to reduction of wealth for every individual house memberThis is why. The other reason would be the Empress slapping them down for that kind of shit.Another one is Neohmas still being evil demons and they wouldn't pollute the blood of the dragon with that, and even if they do, the other houses would stop inter-marrying with them.
>>36117977>There's Pyre.Pyre is only for Maka and Sol-senpai
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36118013Pyre bends over for anything glowing with the Sun's radiance and you know it.
>>36118032She would, but we won't let her. We have dibs.
>>36118013Hey, if the two hit it up, it's fine.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36118032we're a Priest of UCS, they're not
You make some weak noises at Tia and Karas.They don't hear you.Amata walks up to them and gives them a solid slap to the back of the head."Ow.""What?""Maka wants to talk to you two, you clowns."Your brother turns to you, clearly beside himself. "Maka!"You gurgle in response."Are you alright?" Both immediately kneel next to you, to either side."Oh gods, you look like you've been through a meatgrinder.""Can you talk?""...Shut... up." You mumble.They do. You have their attention now.>What do you tell them?
>>36118044That doesn't mean we need to encourage it.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36118032Now i'm imagining Pyre being more and more direct with Karas about "Sharing the bounty of Sol Invictus" and he is totally confused about why she's being so handsy while he's doing his training routines.
>>36118013Speaking of Senpai, I hope he didn't take this opportunity to notice us just because there are a bunch of Solars here. We weren't very impressive today
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36118052>What do you tell them?Tell Tia, Karas, and Amata that we love them, and that we were so worried.Guilt them into getting along, the fucks.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36118052No fighting
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118052Why were you two fighting?Cue both of them talking over one another and the whole thing starting again.
>>36118052>Stop fighting, I can't rest with you two trying to kill each other.
>>36118060We just stood up to a very powerful second circle demon which we are still riding in order to save the lives of our friends and our mortal allies. Even if we got our ass kicked, I'd expect a bro-fist from him.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118052"No fighting, I'll not have my husband and my brother fighting each other."
>>36118052>cut the crap out and help the others. I need rest>a kisses and hugs for whoever helps amata more today
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36118052"This ends now. Whatever happened between two must be put aside, lest we fall upon each other and all hope for a better future is lost."
>>36118052>Tia, this is my stupid little brother, please don't kill him before I can for being so reckless. >Karas, this is Tia, my husband. I think you already met my future wife Amata.So please you two shut up now so I can fall blissfully unconscious. >Praise Sol.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36118084>second circleAre you sure?I feel second circles should be a lot stronger than that
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36118052
>>36118106Could be one, not all are combat monster, or a akuma.
>>36118052You said you were interested in writfaggotry right? You mind if I do one with a bored Silk getting visitors.
>>36118052>shut up and help the others>promise to give them Maka time later if they are helpfulNot necessarily sex, it can be anything.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118119Couldn't it just be a demon-blooded with some mutations
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118052>>36118095Thisand then hug and kiss both of them, but Tia gets tongue
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36118097That was corny and retarded. The sentiment's good, but that kind of flowery language only ever comes off as pompous and dumb, ESPECIALLY when we're half-drowning in our own blood.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118126Go for it anon, that sounds hilarious
>>36118129That would have to be a awfully powerful demon-blooded, but with some investments sure, thats why it might be a akuma.
>>36118106It's a massive living boat, that has had two solars and two lunars fighting on it for over an hour TRYING to cause collateral damage to it, and it's still not particularly damaged. If it could bring more htan one of those Curse Eyes to bear on us at a time there'd be nothing left of us.This fight isn't even really over yet, because the Heart is still alive.
>>36118133I' don't think we're in any condition to be dispensing hugs.Kisses maybe, but a hug would probably break us.
>>36118052"Get your shit together. When we get home to Tianna, we're going to have to face those deathknights again.We can't fall apart now.
>>36118151You mean the boat, yeah its probably a second circle demon. Didn't properly read what he had replied to, obviously the boat can't be a akuma.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118156the hugs come later
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36118151I think he meant the Captain, not the boat
>>36118143Well, I'd pretty much have to design at least some of her goblins. I was thinking suits of armor with Macha's coat of arms.
>>36118126Sure.The two exalted lean down on you, silent. A bit nervous. Waiting for your words of wisdom."Stop arguing, you blockheads."You see Karas hesitating for a moment. "...Are you really... Well, are you going to...""Marry Tia? And Amata? Yes. You got a problem with that?"He frowns.He lifts his eyes to meet Tia's. He opens his mouth as if about to say something.Tia grins and mimes the gesture of throwing a javelin while waggling her eyebrows.He closes his mouth."Now you two play nice and work together, or I'll be very sad and very angry."Amata nods. "I'll take charge from here. You get some rest. You earned it.">something else...>blarg.
>>36118057I'm okay with this.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36118238>>blarg.Super blarg even
>>36118199>MachaYou mean Maka? I'm fairly sure her coat of arms is a naked lady dancing to the sun.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36118238>blarg.
>>36118238>blarg.Sol blessed unconsciousness.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36118238>blarg.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36118238>blarg.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36118238>>blarg.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36118238>blarg.So elegantSo graceful
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36118238>blarg.>>36118253I'm pretty cure her coat of arms is just Blessed and Divine on a sun shaped shield.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118238>Don't worry Karas, I'll find you a nice wife too if you want
>>36118238>>blarg.Also we need to give Karas dat sword when we get back to Tianna.
>>36118238Oh? Is little brother getting jealous?Bad brother, wanting Tia all for himself.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118293Anon, the shitty erp threads are on /soc/, not here
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118252>>36118254Roll to pass out?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118238>>36118281>Don't worry Karas, I'll find you a nice wi-blarg.
>>36118281>>36118301>>36118302>>36118308I know it probably does nothing with this actu
I love how we botch falling unconscious.Maka is insomniac now.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36118329we better not use these dice
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118329We didn't botch
>>36118253I more meant her families house colors. Which personally I think of as a slit-house of a southern dragon king with a sun in the background, though obviously Maka doesn't know its a dragon king.
>>36118301>ERPWhere the fuck did you pull that from? You know what, just leave.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36118238Is my little bro jealous? Don't worry, I'll find you a wife or severalor a husbando
"blarg."2 xp (Base)1 xp (Battle of Murdering Heart - Act 2)
>>36118341I don't see why a noble house of gem would have a dragon-king on its banner, thats the opposite side of the south.I would imagine either something referring to wealth or mercenaries would make more sense.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36118341Dragon-kings largely lived in the East. Gem's banner likely features a stylized precious gem.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36118356...Bravo EF, a masterpiece.
>>36118368Like Maka's Clitoris.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36118356Buy Zenith 5 now, please.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36118356Thanks for the thread as always EF, any chance we can spend our XP this thread?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118378this
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36118356Well that was eloquent...Thanks for the thread, XP spending time now?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36118356>Battle of Murdering Heart - Act 2Theres more?!
>>36118377Oh hey, that could be a cool banner for Pearl.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36118421"Maka's sacred, secret Pearl."
>>36118378>>36118401>>36118403Yup, Zenith 5.
>>36118428Fuck, that's precious.
XP expenditure.DAWNMob-Dispersing Rebuke (1 Ess. Say something threatening or make a show of strength, roll social + dawn. Unless a unit has a heroic leader who can beat your roll, the unit immediately routs and disperses.)Regiment-Slaying Strike (1 Ess. Allows you to attack an entire crowd, mob or military unit at once.)Fists of Iron (1 Ess, Scene. +1 damage once per combat, per enemy)ZENITHOx-Body Technique (Permanent. +1 HP)Essence-Gathering Temper (Permanent. Every time Maka loses a health level, roll 1d10. On a success, she regains 1 Essence. On a 10, two.)Bloodthirsty Sword-Dancer Spirit (Permanent. Can be activated anytime. Grants +1 success to attacks, stacks with other charms, but cannot retreat, fight defensively or fall back.)Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)TWILIGHTSpirit-Discerning Glance (Permanent. Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized)Courtier's Eye Technique (1 Ess, Can tell someone's backgrounds)NIGHTThunderbolt Attack Prana (Permanent, +1 damage to your first attack in a fight if you charge, run or leap into battle)Lightning Speed (permanent, vastly improves your running speed)ECLIPSESea Wolf Style (1 Ess, add +3 to all ship-handling rolls for the scene.)Mastery of Small Manners (1 Ess, you learn the short-term objectives of people in the scene. Gives straightforward ideas, but does not reveal complex plans)
>>36118368There were southern ones as well. I mainly suggested that because of the whole solar exaltation thing.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118470zenith 5
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118470>ZENITH 5
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118470Zenith 5.
>>36118470Zenith 5 brah
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118470Zenith 5.
>>36118470Zenith 5 please
>>36118470Night 3Eclipse 3Not like it matters with all the Zenith 5 votes
With this you unlocked a lot of really interesting new charms. Next thread will be interesting.
>>36118566Fantastic time as always EF.Next thread next week?
>>36118566Sweet, sweet Maka. I feel like having chocolate now.
>>36118566Thanks for running EF.
Rolled 3 (1d10)Any Exalted anons feel free to educate this newbie as to exactly what Zenith 5 gives us and unlocks for us?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36118566>you unlocked a lot of really interesting new charmsMy vote for first purchase is almost certainly going to be the upgrade to IKB.
>>36118566I can't wait, thanks for running EF. Any clue when next thread will be?
>>36118579Probably. Can't say for sure yet.
>>36118599Zenith covers charms that handle charisma and endurance.Zenith 5 basically unlocks the highest tier of charms in those categories.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36118599>Any Exalted anons feel free to educate this newbie as to exactly what Zenith 5 gives us and unlocks for us?No clue. Exaltedfag's system doesn't follow normal unlocks. What I can tell you, though, is that we now have access to the best social, survival, and soak charms in the entire game, because we're at Zenith 5. We literally cannot get higher than that.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36118622Some anons were talking about it giving us a armor upgrade or something?
>>36118599Could be anything really, EF isn't using core exactly as far as charms go, but what we do know is Zenith 5 has a perfect defense and an IKB upgrade at least
>>36118599If we can get it here, it would nominally unlock Adamant Skin Technique, which would be our first perfect defense.
>>36118624>We literally cannot get higher than that.Not until we hit Elder at least, which I'm kinda sure is still a thing
>>36118627The charm in question is an upgrade to a charm we currently have called Iron Kettle BodyEF said that at zenith five we can get an upgrade to that charm that increases our damage resistance by a further one. So a lot of the stuff that's hurt us so far even with IKB active wont anymore.We'll practically be invulnerable in combat.That charm is the tip of the iceberg though because we have NO idea what else has just become available.
>>36118644Which will take years in-game time.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36118644>Not until we hit Elder at least, which I'm kinda sure is still a thingWell, we know our First Age predecessor had, like, Zenith 6, Social 6, so it's definitely eventually maybe a thing.For now, though, we're at the absolute peak of Exalted skill when it comes to Zenith.
>>36118658>>36118659Of course, I didn't mean to imply it would be a thing we would get anytime soon
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36118658Centuries, actually.
>>36118670Well one anyway
>>36118654A very powerful endowment charm as well.>>36118658>>36118659Unless Zenith 5 unlocks that one charm that lets you temporarily be act as an elder exalt... at a price.
>>36118680That would be the upgrade or related charm to tiger warrior training correct? Enlightened warrior something something iirc.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36118654An important thing to remember is that people with both a damage-boosting charm and a good weapon will be occasionally able to damage us, since they would be able to occasionally deal 3 damage.But it means we're literally immune to mortals, no matter how well-equipped, and even immune to damage from any Exalt who isn't both combat-specced and equipped with a proper weapon.So far, I think only Peleps Deled was able to do that kind of damage. Tia could too - and technically, so could we, if we used Ten Ox and our artifact gauntlets on the same action.It really does give us an insanely broad range if invincibility, though, and more-than-doubles our effective health against those sorts of enemies that can still harm us.
>>36118368There were 4 different breeds of Dragon King. Northern were pterosaurs, southern were anklodons, western were aquatic somethings-or-others, and eastern were raptors. They were spread all over.>>36118356>>36118238Glorious Solar BlargThanks for running, EF. Great thread, as always.
>>36118670Slightly less, since we need to be 100 years old to raise to Essence 6, and we are already at least 20+ already.>>36118680Glory to the Most High, yeah if he uses it, its not in the Core book though.It only allows you to raise your permanent Essence, which is kind of something we don't really have here as such.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36118702>There were 4 different breeds of Dragon King. Northern were pterosaurs, southern were anklodons, western were aquatic somethings-or-others, and eastern were raptors. They were spread all over.They were overwhelmingly concentrated in the East, even with the different varieties. That was where most of their major cities were, the Eastern variety was the most populous, and the other varieties often ended up living in the East instead of where they were native. Were there Dragon Kings in every Direction? Sure. But they were wildly more common in the East - especially in the area of Rathess - than anywhere else.
>>36118692No, its from glories of the most high. In 2nd ed it boosted your essence by 1 temporarily, allowing you to access elder exalt abilities and raising your stat caps. It also gave you a point of limit.
>>36118692No its a Integrity Charm.
>>36118726>>36118730That charm is probably how our previous exaltation host had stats beyond 5.I'll bet the cost is prohibitive though.
>>36118741No, she was probably just older than a century. That also raises how high you Essence can be.
>>36118726Technically it allowed you to buy permanent Essence one higher than normal, and you could buy higher Essence abilities and Charms normal, bu could only use them when activating it.>>36118741No, our previous exaltation was centuries old and had legitimately high Essence. Hell, she was a Veteran of the Primordial War, her stats were actually lower than reasonable so we could actually lose that fight.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36118764>her stats were actually lower than reasonableUnless they were perfectly reasonable with how Exaltedfag's system scales. Don't make assumptions.
>>36118764Also, pretty much every one of those DB's that tried to gank us would have broken Deled in half.
>>36118741It's possible to go beyond mortal limits in Exalted. Even Exalt limits. It usually requires a minimum Essence rating of 5, though. Elder celestial Exalts could push their Essence, and thus their stat/skill caps, to 8 if I remember correctly, but it would take most of them nearly a thousand years to get there, especially if they invested XP along the way into things they unlocked before unlocking the next level.
>>36118741Nah she was just old, if the way skill upgrades work is anything like Core then I'd put her at around Essence 8 or so since that's how high her Zenith skill was
>zenith 5>maximun Maka>seduce entire towns by staring at it on a map
>>36118839As if we don't do that already.
>>36118774Considering how fast we rose to 5. Unless 6 is the absolute maximum, thats pretty much not possible. And that would bring up the question of how she didn't have all stats that high. She had millenia to become stronger.You don't need to get defensive on his behalf, the usurpation being a massice mechanics/plot clash is something we all realise and no one expects EF to fix it.
>>36118839Socialize is the large scale social ability. It's an Eclipse ability. Ask Mika to handle that.
>>36118858We got Presence for large scale social action, not to mention Performance.
>>36118845I think we can consider 5 to be the standard plateau that most exalts can rise to.Celestial exalts in EF's system might have some kind of super high end charm or other upgrade that enables us to go beyond what other exalts would consider to be the best.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36118782Note that, in this quest, 2 is the normal human limit, and 3 is the augmented human limit. So we're as far beyond Zenith 3 as one of our maximized Tiger Warrior supersoldiers would be than a random, untrained peasant.>>36118839We still need higher Social before we're maxed out.>>36118858No, that's Performance. Socialize is used for spreading rumors, gathering information, and so forth. If Presence and Performance are the various combat skills of social stuff, and Integrity is the resistance/dodge of social stuff, Socialize would be the War of social stuff. It's not used to actively actually do anything, it's used to set things up and develop social strategies.
>>36118845She was a lazy git mainly. Also, she was swarmed by powerful DB (who probably had powerful teamwork charms not seen since the first age) while she was unable to use her charms. And still didn't die to them.
>>36118873But 'staring at a map' is far from the the in person social that presence and performance entail.
>>361188893 and 4 actually.
>>36118877There isn't really much reason to think thats the case. I mean, I totally understand wanting to cut out Elder Solar Charms, but since we only get the equivalent of Essence five Charms with 5 Zenith, it seems to scale normal.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36118911Nope. Exaltedfag refigured it when he decided that 4 was too powerful for Tiger Warriors. 3 is the maximum to which we can raise our Tiger Warriors - the maximum that augmented humans can reach. 1 and 2, meanwhile, is 'bad for a mortal' and 'good for a mortal,' respectively.
>>36118914This is gonna be one of those "wait and see" situations. We won't know what's available until we have enough to buy our first zenith 5 charm.
>>36118893She was a lazy git by the time we met her, she wasn't one for the centuries after the primordial war.And those "powerful" DBs are still millenia younger than her, not to count that DBs don't rise to much power in the first place, since they don't live long enough to get beyond Essence 5 in most cases.And the fact that there was a poison that could even hinder her, considering the plethora of Resistance charms she would have after having fought the likes of Kimbery personally, is pretty much plot-fiat. I'm not saying thats a terrible thing, but thats how it is.
>>36118960>is pretty much plot-fiatThere were two Sidereals there, that's probablt pretty close to the actual answer.
>>36118950I'm also beginning to wonder just what kind of loot the Heart is gonna have on board.My money is on magical materials. It stands to reason that the lintha will want to acquire things that enable them to entrench their power on the seas since they have no use for money or goods to trade with anyone.We will also probably find a lot of slaves waiting to be taken to the Atoll to live a short and painful life serving the Lintha as well as weapons and armor.
>>36118935By augmented humans do you mean enlightened humans? Because they can reach 4 in a skill IIRC.>>36118960Those DB's were effectively engaging her as a mass combat unit. That means that straight mechanics don't apply, so they aren't staring helplessly at her unhittable DV, which is usually how you deliver the sort of unbeatable beat-down you're expecting.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36118960>since they don't live long enough to get beyond Essence 5 in most casesMost Terrestrials who don't die in battle live to 250-300 years in age. Especially those who have been raising Essence the whole time.
>>36119023There were also Twilight medicine that would extend their lives even further IIRC.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36119022I mean humans who have been given the benefit of external magical support, such as Tiger Warrior Training Technique. I don't believe Exaltedfag ever made a distinction, skill-wise, between Enlightened and non-Enlightened humans, just stated that 3 was the maximum that a human with magical support could attain. 2 is the highest humans can attain without magic or other extraordinary support, while 3 is what they can attain with it.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36119043At that point, you could just give one a Gem of Immortality. 250-300 is the age they live entirely by their own lifespan. But Age-Staving Cordial, Peaches of Immortality, Gems of Immortality, Celestial Medicine, and so forth can all extend their ages much beyond that.
>>36119023I don't know what you're trying to say here? Yes they live on average for 250-300 years, which is barely enough to get to Essence 5. They need more than 300 years to go beyond that, which is why most don't.
>>36119079Right. Mnemon would probably be considered fairly capable in the first age, but not that exceptional. Maka probably got jumped by at least one person as experienced as her, but combat speced.
>>36119079>>36119043The average dragon-blooded was considered a mook by the First Ages standards, they didn't waste level 5 Manses and Peaches of Immortality on those.
>>36119127In the first age they did though. First Age DB were significantly stronger than the modern version.
>>36119043>>36119154There are also Wood-caste DB charms that can help.
>>36119156Stronger, but not much longer lived. And those really old ones were mostly in the personal retinue of some Solar, which those weren't. Normal DBs didn't live much longer in the First Age.Which was, afterall, on purpose.
>>36119154Twilight derived age lengthening medicine was available for mortals.
>>36119174That doesn't mean it worked on DBs. Not to emntion that the Dreams of the First Age books explicitly talk about the mortality of DBs so they didn't get these kinds of enhancements, even if they were in theory available.
>>36119172The Dragon blooded assigned to a Directional fortress were probably significantly more capable than the average DB of that era though.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36119127Uh, what? Essence 6 has a 100 year requirement. Essence 7 is the 250 year one.
>>36119200That one wood caste who was the oldest DB in existence was just essence 8, and he was so ancient even Twilights didn't know how he did it.>>36119207For Solars. Its different for all Exalted, actually.
>>36119170>>36119218Wood Aspect, not caste. Dragon Bloods don't have Castes
>>36119218Its been a while, but it might have been only Infernals where that was the case. DBs canonically are said to not usually get over 5, but I think the reason isn't really explained.>>36119206I would wish I could believe First Age Solars were that sensible, but most likely they got exchanged every few years.Not that it matters, anyway, since even a really high Essence DB can't touch a Elder Solar because of Charm difference. We have no idea how that works here though.
>>36119251Emberassing typo, but I think we all know that. Its functionally the same thing anyway.
>>36119251What's the difference?I mean that as an honest question, I'm not familiar with Exalted
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36119218>For Solars. Its different for all Exalted, actually.are you sure? This is the first I've heard of that.
>>36119275Functionally there isn't one. Its just a matter of semantics, because the DBs are differed by having a elemental Aspect instead of a "function" division like the castes of Celestials.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36119218>For Solars. Its different for all Exalted, actually.Bullshit.
>>36119279Infernals take less time, for one. I think he got confused, because DBs do actually not reach higher Essence usually despite getting very old, the only 5+ DBs are far older than average. Maybe Alchemicals have a different rate either? I don't know about those.
>>36119257>Not that it matters, anyway, since even a really high Essence DB can't touch a Elder Solar because of Charm difference. We have no idea how that works here though.Most likley the answer is that a unit of essence 4-6 DBs swarmed past Maka as a mass combat unit in the exact same way a mass combat unit of Lintha swarmed Maka and managed to hurt her despite her charms.
>>36118889>Note that, in this quest, 2 is the normal human limit, and 3 is the augmented human limit.wrong.>>36118911>3 and 4 actually.right.>>36119154>The average dragon-blooded was considered a mook by the First Ages standardsNo matter the situation, location, age or era, an Exalted is never a mook no matter what.>>36119275>What's the difference?Mostly semantics.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36119328>wrong.Huh. Can we use Tiger Warrior to train people up to 4, then?
>>36119339Only if we enlighten their essence, which Maka can't do. On the other hand, there is almost certainly someone who can on the island. Hell, a mortal thurmaturge could do it with the right ritual.
>>36119218DBs have explicitly the same rate, they are even mentioned as not living past 300 most of the time in the section for Essence growth in the core.The reason for them not having higher Essence is because most of them simply aren't very spiritual. Its something that players like to handwave, but normally you should grow spiritually grow to raise your Essence.
>>36119339>Huh. Can we use Tiger Warrior to train people up to 4, then?I think 3 is the limit>>36119352I remember EF said that at Zenith 5 we get an enlightening charm that turns mortals into half-solars.
>>36119364>half-solarsHalf-CastesOh Sol, please no. Please EF.The absolute worst.Also, how would that even work, none of the Zenith abilities have anything to do with enlightening others. That would be either Lore or War.
>>36119339>Huh. Can we use Tiger Warrior to train people up to 4, then?No, unless:a) they're Awakened (their cap goes from 3 to 4)b) You have Legendary Warrior Curriculum (Dawn 4 upgrade to Tiger Warrior Training Technique that boosts the cap to 4)
>>36119328>an Exalted is never a mook no matter whatThat sounds all well and good, yet they still stuffed the DBs into brothels.The canon write-up of the First Age is just utter shit.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36119364>I remember EF said that at Zenith 5 we get an enlightening charm that turns mortals into half-solars.I think it was only a number equal to our Zenith score, so we can't exactly do it en masse.>>36119383See above. We're, at most, getting five badass warrior-priests.
>>36119364>I remember EF said that at Zenith 5 we get an enlightening charm that turns mortals into half-solars....a solar Half caste (or "golden child") actually. Its basically a powerful godblooded. And there is a limit to the number of people we can upgrade is such a fashion (Zenith + social)>>36119383They're canon, deal with it
>>36119364>>36119383I don't think enlightening them makes them Half-Castes. EF has said they ARE a thing in this setting though, and any children Maka and Tia have will probably be either a Lunar or Solar Half-Caste
>>36119412>They're canon, deal with itLuckily once 3rd Edition comes out they aren't anymore.
>>36119403Hey EF what was your ruling on mortals learning CMAs again, do they still need to have a TMA?
>>36119425Too bad for you this quest is based on 2E
>>36119425And thanks Sol for that, that was one of the most retarded ideas ever.
>>36119383Not "Half-Solars" or "Half-Castes". It just Awakens their essence, much in the same way as alchemy or martial arts training do.It's in the form of a blessing from the UCS and has a limit on how many people you can Awaken based on your Social score.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36119425>Luckily once 3rd Edition comes out they aren't anymore.Yeah, I'll be glad to see that. Half-castes are just plain dumb.
>>36119422There is a specific Zenith 5 charm that does that.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36119450Does it also give them any additional powers or boons, or is the Twilight enlightenment charm strictly superior in every way?
>>36119446I don't really see it coming up anyway. Even if we get kids, it won't really matter barring substantial time-skips.>>36119465Can't think of one, which would that be?
>>36119428>Hey EF what was your ruling on mortals learning CMAs"It's not a thing that normally happens".
>>36119450>Social score.So we can currently do four people>Regis>Pyre>Millian maybe>Dancing Swallow if/when he ever comes backThat final scene with him really made me like him a lot, I enjoyed that whole conversation in general
>>36119422I think EF said that "They gain the benefits of solars when it comes to things like healing and ability caps" Unless EF wants to correct me on that. >>36119412I remember that we wanted to enlighten Regis and our Pyre Spark with the charm. I think we also wanted to enlighten our maid Millian. If anyone remembers who she is.
>>36119450I thought the Zenith 5 option has additional benefits that are mechanically identical to a godblooded/halfcaste. Otherwise its strictly inferior to a twilight 3 charm.>>36119425Q: Are the children of the Exalted and humans/weird creatures still endowed with some kind of power? (Asmodai)A: Yes. (John Morke) I don't really care if they change the name, its stupid anyway.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36119510>If anyone remembers who she is.She's the ninja maid waifu to our pirate butler. It's not exactly a pairing you can easily forget.
>>36119538>She's the ninja maid waifu to our pirate butler. It's not exactly a pairing you can easily forget.We haven't trained her up yet. She is still a normal maid. Perhaps now that we got a dawn caste solar to train all the normal people up. We got time to train up the mortals that we care about.
>>36119538She is not a ninja maid yet.But we will make her one.
>>36119534I only focused on Half-Castes being explicitly out. If they give some stuff to Exalted kids, it depends on what, and if they will still do that in the final version.
>>36119510>I think EF said that "They gain the benefits of solars when it comes to things like healing and ability caps" Unless EF wants to correct me on that. Correct.I just meant that they're not technically half-castes because half-castes are biological offspring of Exalted, while this is more like a blessing from the UCS mediated by a Zenith.
>>36119561>>36119565We did like one round of training with her, I think we upped her Dawn, I'm not sure
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36119598I hope we actually upped her Physical. Mortals gain much more from attributes than they do from skills. +1 die and +1 health is a lot bigger of a deal than just +1 die.I know that Regis has Physical 3, yeah?
>>36119591A distinction that the Immaculate Faith will consider very carefully before they burn them at the stake anyway I'm sure.Anyway, was the limit social, or Zenith + social? I kinda want to bless our family as well.
>>36119655>I kinda want to bless our family as well.>implying our sister isn't going to be out Night Caste
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36119680I'm really hoping for that, actually. I think Maka and her siblings being 60% of a full circle would be amazing.I think it would be even more amazing if their parents turned out to exalt too, and they were a statistically-impossible Solar full circle family.
>>36119680>brown>gold hair>sapphire eyesIt checks out
>>36119701>statistically-impossiblePattern spiders.They come up with some crazy shit.
>>36119680I'd really enjoy an Athletics/Dodge/Awareness Night Caste rather than a Stealth/Larceny Night Caste, truth be told, and Maka's family fits that bill perfectly.>>36119720The Pattern Spiders have absolutely and completely zero say in who exalts. That would be some Samsara-tier implausibility.
>>36119701If extingents were a thing in this setting I'd be pulling for one of UCS's shadow. That would be interesting, and potentially tragic.
>>36119741They don't get to decide who Exalts, but they can rig the chances. And it was also just a joke, like most mention of "Pattern Spiders did it". Fate, or Samsara, however, can actually make it more likely than it seems.
>>36119741Plus Mikhail already has the Stealth/Larceny covered.
>>36119774>they can rig the chancesNo, they absolutely cannot. The best/worst they can do is kill someone off early, or give them a life too peaceful for them to get a chance at excellence.
>>36119779Exactly. So, a Night Caste who's basically the Flash would be fucking amazing. Mix in some Dawn for the family tradition of pugilistic violence and you're good to go.
>>36119788Or make someone face appropriate challenges at the right time. Or make sure someone survives long enough or learns the right lessons to be ready when the time comes, and from then on all bets are off, but they can rig the chances.
>>36119425You're wrong, deal with it.If you hate the half-castes? Too bad. Without Half-Caste rules, the Lunars lose their only decent source of followers. Godbloods are a thing. Demonbloods are a thing. Faebloods are a thing. Ghostbloods are a thing. And Half-Castes are just a natural extension of that. Deal. With. It.
>>36119841>You're wrong, deal with it.But I'm not, Half-Castes will explicitly not be a thing anymore in 3d Edition.You can rant as much as you like, but most people, including the current batch of developers, considers them aterrible idea.
>>36119841>Q: I hesitate to ask, but what's your position on Half-Caste existing with access to Exalted abilities in 3e? (Lafing Cat)>A: http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/Bigsteve87/Gifs/CutThroat.gif (Holden) Too bad for you.And Lunars have beastmen.Beastmen suck? Then they just need to be made better. Infringing on the DBs narrative space doesn't solve the problem.
>>36119788>give them a life too peaceful for them to get a chance at excellence.Or, by extension, give them an exciting life and maneuver them to be in a prime position to Exalt. The pattern spiders can gently guide a person to being a heroic badass by forcing them into situations and rigging their chances at survival.
>>36119909...Dude, read the question: What's your position on Half-Caste existing with access to Exalted abilities in 3e?>with access to Exalted abilitiesNote this bit. Its rather important. Then read this:>Q: Are the children of the Exalted and humans/weird creatures still endowed with some kind of power? (Asmodai)>A: Yes. (John Morke)
>>36119962If they don't have access to Exalted abilities, then there isn't a problem anymore, thats afterall what made Half-Castes shit. If nthey give them some other power for peoples wish-fulfillment fantasy kids, I don't care. Still a stupid idea, but not as bad as Half-Castes in 2ed are.
>>36119962>>36119909Well its not going to matter right now. Since exalted have year long pregnancies.and remember, a year is 15 months in creation. Not 12.
>>36119962>with access to Exalted abilities...That is the part that makes them Half-Castes, if they can't get Exalted Charms anymore, then they aren't Half-Castes, no matter what they get called, thats the part most people hated afterall.
>>36120005>and remember, a year is 15 months in creation. Not 12.That reminds me, what month is it in-game? How close are we to Calibration?I'm expecting some CRAZY FUCKING SHIT to go down on Calibration.
>>36119996>>36120019The "giving half castes access to their parents' skill" was basically a way for the developers to differentiate them mechanically with almost no actual effort or work. Naturally, developers being lazy and not thinking things through leads to bad outcomes.>if they can't get Exalted Charms anymore, then they aren't Half-Castes, no matter what they get calledDepends on what you think are the most important part of them. I didn't think that a particular lazy mechanical implementation was core to their identiy
>>36120054>was core to their identiyNo but it was the core of why they were shit.If they make them NotGodblooded. Thats completly different. If they give being the child of a Exalted narrative weight with a not lazy bullshit cop-out, thats a good thing.I personally, prefer them to be mortal, because I find the implications of that far more interesting, but its a personal taste. As long as they don't repeat the Half-Caste shittyness of 2ed, everyone will be happy.
>>36120054>Depends on what you think are the most important part of them.They really weren't amazing enough otherwise to balance the idiocy of that. They were just another form of -blooded. Which doesn't really make much sense, given how much importance is put on the Terrestrial exaltation being special because it can be passed down. Celestial Exaltations are explicitly something you need to have earned, thats the point, handing those powers to someone by birth, completly goes against the narrative core of the Lunars and Solars.
>>36120082I'd be fine just giving them Enlightened Essence and more BP/other character creation points and leaving it at that. The high-essence environment they were conceived/gestated in rubbed off on them, leaving them a truly exceptional member of humanity, but nothing more than that.Maybe give Solar half-castes extra BP and skill points, Lunar half-castes extra BP and attribute points, and so forth.And, for fuck's sake, remove the term 'half-caste' while you're at it. If you have to call them something, Sun-blooded, Moon-blooded, and Star-blooded are much more evocative terms.
>>36120082>I personally, prefer them to be mortal, because I find the implications of that far more interestingAren't the implications just that they end up getting endowments by gods looking to curry favor with the celestial anyway?>>36120121And I prefer the idea that that was the plan, but unexpected consequences are a thing.
>>36120139I would be fine if they get born as heroic mortals. That would make at least some sense.
>>36120156That's basically what I'm getting at. Give them more BP, some splat-appropriate extra dots based on their parent, and standard Enlightened Mortal-style Enlightened Essence and call it a day. No charms. No special golden babies. Just mortals with an extra splash of excellence.
>>36120155>Aren't the implications just that they end up getting endowments by gods looking to curry favor with the celestial anyway?Thats one of many possibilites.>And I prefer the idea that that was the plan, but unexpected consequences are a thing.We're talking about the reason for them to exist as a part of the game, why they exist in-universe isn't really part of the discussion. There is no reason that Autochthon wouldn't have allowed the superweapons to breed slightly less superweapons. Its about the writer making it a possibility which weakens the narrative.
>>36120202>Its about the writer making it a possibility which weakens the narrative.And I think it strengthens the narrative of them being powerful god kings, whose powers aren't inherited. I think giving their children a taste of power, but ultimately having no hope of matching their parents, is better for that. In fact, I'd prefer to stipulate that they can NEVER exalt, under any circumstances. That path is closed to them from birth, all they ever all and will ever be is pale shadows of their parents.
>>36120202>Its about the writer making it a possibility which weakens the narrative.Anon, I agree with you 100%, but I want to pedantically correct your terms. It doesn't weaken the narrative. It weakens the themes and motifs. People who don't tend to use those particular themes and motifs - specifically, of exaltation being a rare achievement, and its power being all about what a person does rather than how they were born - won't care, because it doesn't influence the narrative they create. It's only people who actually use that motif who find their narrative weakened by Half-castes.
>>36119408>The canon write-up of the First Age is just utter shit.Then ignore it?
>>36120446You can't because of people like this guy.>>36119841Them being canon keeps getting thrown in your face.
>>36120446Thats pretty much what we all do, I don't see your point? But it came up in this quest, so we had to take it into account.
>>36120269You're actually right. Yes, its the them and motive, not the narrative. Its not even pedantic, because people whos narrative is weakened, can just ignore them, its more in discussion with others about he setting when they become problematic.
>>36120860It definitely is pendatic, I just felt the accuracy was important, because using the wrong terms on such a contentious and subjective subject can easily lead to misunderstanding.
>>36120860To me at least, the strenght of the Half Castes is in their narrative and history. That is, the way they largely turned against their parents and then were betrayed and murdered by the Dragon Blooded is a story I personally feel is important, as it drives home both the cruelty of the First age solars, and the hypocrisy of the DB.
>>36121370Thats pretty much the story of all the artificial races though.
>>36121407Nope. Most of the artificial races sided with the solars actually, even the ones that weren't objectively abominations that had to be killed.
>>36121438Several didn't. And there is no reason you can't have some do it anyway.I mean, you definitly can do that type of thing with th Half-Castes, but you can just as well do it with the artificial races, its not really something that only Half-Castes, by nature, could pull off. Its something you can use them for if you already have them anyway.
>>36121407All the races period. The Primordials created gods and mortals, get betrayed. Autocthon creates exalts, gets betrayed. Celestial Exalts create half-castes, get betrayed. It's the recurrence of the same action over and over and over. I like the half-caste narrative role of being forever-deprived. They'll never be their parents. Most mortals can't even see or imagine the things Solars and Lunars and Sidereals can do, but the half caste can. Not only do they get to see their betters doing something, they get to look behind the curtains and see how it's done but still never be allowed to do it.Imagine never being allowed to drive. No matter how old you are, no matter how many tests you pass or how well you do in practice runs, you'll never be allowed to operate a motor vehicle on a city street or highway. Everyone else has their license and offers to drive you everywhere and occasionally rubs it in your face that you can't drive, but you just have to sit there and take it. That's the role Half Castes have to suffer.
>>36121468>but you can just as well do it with the artificial racesNot really. The main difference was that the half castes were perceived as a threat in a way that the artificial races weren't, due to the fact that half castes were signifigantly stronger individually than artificial races, their potential to politically side with the dragon kings ect. In short, they could become a second Lintha type threat. I mean, if you want to have the solars to have created an artificial race with the capacity to be a perceived threat to the DB I suppose you can, but you were just complaining about half castes.
>>36121542>They'll never be their parents.I like that, as something about children of Exalted. I just think that you don't need to give Half-Castes exalted Charms to tell that kind of story or give that kind of impression. Quite the opposite, for me, it lessens the impact of that fact.I don't think they 'can' never equal their parents, but the majority simply won't. Both for the child, that will forever only get to see wonders it can never truly 'have', and for the parent, for who his child will always fall short. But why do they need solar charms for that? >>36121587The problem is you keep talking about the story as it is. If Half-Castes wouldn't exist, would many people really think "We totally need a faction that was powerful enough to threaten the DBs and betrayed the Solars just to be betrayed by the DBs?If yes, then gratulations, you have Lunars.I'm not saying you can't do anything with Half-Castes, I'm saying there is no particular reason for them to exist at all. All the other stuff is just giving them fluff in hindsight, its not what they were put into the game for.
>>36121542>Everyone else has their license and offers to drive you everywhere and occasionally rubs it in your face that you can't drive, but you just have to sit there and take it. That's the role Half Castes have to suffer.That's my view, but they work hard and excel, they'll also have juuust enough power to outperform a newbie DB, until they get a year or two of experience and blow past them, off to better things. A taste of power to make the suffering all the sweeter.
>>36121661>to outperform a newbie DBYou see, I see no need for that. Its just giving them superpwoers for the sake of superpoers.That effect isn't actually stronger because they can outperform a DB. If they just get born as heroic mortals, for example, you get the exact same effect, without all the issues of hereditary celestial Exalted abilities.
>>36121650>If yes, then gratulations, you have Lunars.Well, except for the bit where virtually no Lunars actually planned the usurption with the DB's. I mean, you could do that, but you have to completely rewrite most of the elder lunars, and explain why the DB's betrayed the Lunars but not the Sidereels.
>>36121693>That effect isn't actually stronger because they can outperform a DB. If they just get born as heroic mortals, for example, you get the exact same effect, without all the issues of hereditary celestial Exalted abilities.not really, they're special, they're unique. They're also constantly surrounded by people far more capable.
>>36121650>But why do they need solar charms for that?if all they had were the excellencies, I wouldn't mind.>>36121650>I don't think they 'can' never equal their parents, but the majority simply won't.They have an Essence cap of, what 3? MAybe 4. Solar/Lunar Essence cap is 8. They literally cannot make the essence requirements for learning higher tier charms. Sure, they get a DB's essence pool to use Solar charms, but they'll never be able to use any of the best charms. I don't think they'll ever be able to even learn Celestial martial arts, which DBs can with ease. It's a numbers game, they just don't get anything substantive.
>>36121733The point was, Lunars totally could serve that niche if you wanted them, they already do in some ways, since alot of them did canonically abandon their mates. >>36121751Heroic mortals are special and unique, And they would be born as heroic mortals, thats plenty special. They get to be smugly superior to pretty much everyone else. Until they grow older and realise how little they actually have.They don't need the special solar powers for that.>>36121771The point was that in theory they could exalt too. I see no particular reason to disallow that. Its just really unlikely they will, because its really unlikely for anyone.Unless one parent is a DB I guess, in which case it really doesn't matter anymore.
>>36121798>Until they grow older and realise how little they actually have.>They don't need the special solar powers for that.Well, I don't want to actually give them solar charms. I'd prefer a few unique abilities to reflect their heritage, and then a single capstone ability depending on the caste of their parents.
>>36121798>The point was, Lunars totally could serve that niche if you wanted them, they already do in some ways, since alot of them did canonically abandon their mate...so you're saying that there is no reason to have half castes because any narative space they fill can be filled by several other species, if you are willing to rewrite them a bit?Is there any splat that that doesn't apply to?
>>36121872Well, Dragon-blooded for one.But the point was more, that the narrative niche they currently fill, isn't a justification for them to exist the way they currently do. Because you can fill that niche with a lot of other, already for other reasons existing, splats and you wouldn't need Half-Castes. You can ditch Half-Castes or making them different like >>36121845>>36120139 suggest.
This thread ended over 100 posts ago. Is there any reason you guys haven't taken this to the Exalted General where it belongs?
>>36121920>Well, Dragon-blooded for one.Eh, large enough clan of inbred goodblooded might work actually.Also, I'm not defending the developers being lazy. Lets all admit it, whatever you think of half castes, the real reason they have access to their parents charms is because it takes about a paragraph of rules and 0 thought, as opposed to making separate "charm trees" for each type of half caste.
>>36121920I picked the wrong anon, I actually meant to reply to you, that I see no reason for them to have any "special" flavored abilities. They can just have enlightened Essence, which makes them already very special, and gives them a enormous advantage over other mortals, but also just enough power to realise later that they just aren't that great. I mean, you can make them flavored, I just don't see the point. I always figure, if you have something that works for that purpose. Use it. I can see why some don't agree, and there is no huge issue against making a -blooded version of Exalted, I suppose, as long as it isn't the lazy and overpowered version that currently exists.>>36121966Because that would mean having a conversation taking up space in the General no one else there can properly follow, due to not having read the really long discussion preceeding this point?>>36122009>large enough clan of inbred goodblooded might work actuallyThe issue there is that Dragon-blooded were thought up before god-blooded were. As far as I remember, they were actually the first splat created.
>>36122045>>36121845God damn, picked the wrong post again, sry. Its getting too late for me.
>>36122045>there is no huge issue against making a -blooded version of Exalted, I suppose, as long as it isn't the lazy and overpowered version that currently exists.to be fair, godblooded were just as lazily implemented as half castes. Spirit charms just suck, so there was much less bitching.
>>36122045>overpowered versionI think "gamebreaking" is probably a better word. Its not that they are too powerful, if yo assume a Solar game, its more that breeding a bunch of people capable of wyld-shaping, is a problem.As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even mind Lunar "half-castes, if they ditch the dumb name, since Lunars already have a thing with breeding going on. Making beastmen children of Lunar "special" works, in principle, completly fine.
>>36122120All -blooded were pretty terrible in design. But children of ghosts, gods and fae having flavored abilities works better because their parents are actually, fundamentally, different beings. Solars, are augmented humans. Their fundamental human nature is a big deal in Exalted, at least in theory. Having their children all of a sudden being not so human anymore, doesn't really work with that in my eyes. Which is why heroic mortal works, but flavored splat doesn't.Lunar, or Infernal, for example, having children with special flavored abilities works out a lot better because they are a lot about shedding their former humanity.
>>36122191>all of a suddenYou do realize that half castes were a thing since basically the beginning of exalted right?