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[#][F] The Demented One - 8 Hours ago
Originally posted by Nilihum View Post
Let's say that I've 5 Stamina and I've but the Venomous merit on my Hybrid Body Transformation and Toxin Sacs on my Terrifying Ogre Alteration. If I use 3 doses of venom in a fight and then activate Deadly Beastman Transformation, do I automatically gain 2 doses venom?
Yes, but not over the usual limit of (Stamina) doses per day.

Can Claws, Fangs, Hooves, and Horns all be bought with a single purchase or do I've to take the merit multiple times?
If you want to say that one purchase gives you, say, claws on your hand to buff your punches, but hooves on your feet to buff your kicks, that's fine. You probably want some coherent aesthetic pulling it all together.

HBT can suppress the Giant merit. How many of the six dots does his cost?
Not quite—it can grant it temporarily, since it's a mutation, and then when it turns off it's suppressed.

[#][F] The Demented One - 8 Hours ago
Originally posted by memeala View Post
At the risk of asking you to pick favorites, is there any book, either in development now or on the to-do list, that you're especially excited to see released?
There aren't any that I'm not excited about getting out.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10 Hours ago
Originally posted by Mynorin View Post
Dreaming Wisdom Revelation has the duration of one story. Does this mean that the Lunar only gets the Foresight points if she commits the 7 motes and loses any left over when she lifts the commitment?
Correct.

Also, can a Lunar stack the Foresight points from multiple uses (after resetting use of the Charm with Wayfaring Sage Meditation, of course)?
No.

[#][F] The Demented One - 13 Hours ago
Originally posted by MonkofLords View Post
Does Sinuous Striking Grace count as being higher initiative for things like Agile Beast Defense?
No, just to determine when you act.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by Mynorin View Post
How would you model attuning an artifact mid-combat? Miscellaneous action or a special ready-weapon action or something else? Since attunement is supposed to take only a matter of a few heartbeats, I assume it'd be able to be done during a character's turn.
Ultimately, what your Storyteller thinks is more important. I'd call it part of a ready weapon action.

[#][F] The Demented One - 15 Hours ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
I've noticed that the sample lunar QCs in the lunar manuscript lacks stat blocks for their spirit shapes.
Is this going to be rectified in another book? Or was this intentional?
It was a two-fold issue of limited wordcount, and the animals that make particularly evocative animals for certain character's spirit shapes not necessarily being the best ones to write-up.

Will the QCs added into Many-Faced Strangers through the stretch goals include stats for their own spirit shapes? Like the siaka for example
It's possible but not guaranteed.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
Even if they don't figure directly into the Caul, would there be any plans for the Pearl Court?
They might get detailed at some point.

[#][F] The Demented One - 17 Hours ago
Originally posted by GenericMaleNPC01 View Post
Not sure if I've asked this before. But the Grelidaka write up suggests that a raksha warlord or exalted master commands it.
So my question is: How does an exalt even get such a thing under their command? Is it a familiar despite being multiple birds? Maybe use command to get it?
Social influence would be my go-to, although I haven't read the final version of the grelidaka.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Were there unexalted members of Spoken’s species, or are Chosen of the Voice in the Trench and the species synonymous?
There were un-Exalted members.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

Good, goes for some poise and relationships without difficulty.

I'm a little bit unclear about Many-Faced Moon Transformation; can it make all of the changes you want for your form in one go, or do you need to activate it repeatedly for each change?
You can make multiple types of changes with a single activation.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
How big were the spoken? Like. Are we looking at a species that was legendary sized or giants or?
The eldest Spoken were much, much larger than younger Spoken.

(Also does their basalt ruin have relations to the southeastern towers of Dis?)
No, the Spoken and the Gigantes were unrelated species.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

A Lunar has the shape of, say, Mnemon Oroth Takor, and designates Cynis Laseral as the target of a sacred hunt. Does Laseral need to be under the impression that the Lunar is actually Takor, or could the Lunar be known to be an imposter at the time, or outright assume the shape right in front of her, before whatever physical intimacy is undertaken takes place*?

Likewise, say with Feral Smile Tactic and its Protean effect against characters that have a Tie of fear towards your current human shape: can Lunar Pennywise get Beverly to lose Initiative if he takes the shape of her father right in front of her, or does she need to actually think he's her father?

Or for Taboo-Enforcing Beast, with a Protean effect for being in the shape of a person in a local position of authority; does that work if people know you're not actually that person, including but not limited to occasions where you took the shape in front of them? For that and other Charms, I'm thinking of situations in which Lunars might benefit from taking the shape of their Solar mate, and wonder if it could be known in the society that sometimes the person speaking to them from behind that face is actually the Lunar.

* The surrogate thing was predicated on the assumption that sometimes a Lunar could entice somebody into the intimate contact by offering them something that is unavailable from the actual person.
It's possible for such an effect to be enabled by a target's Tie towards your current form even if they're aware that you're a shapeshifter assuming it, yeah.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by sigfriedmcwild View Post
How do effects that reduce wound penalties (the Pain Tolerance merit or Relentless Lunar Fury for example) interact with effects that turn wound penalties into bonuses (the Berserker merit, Enraged Ratel Persistence, or Terrible Wolverine Onslaught)?

Specifically are the bonuses based on the normal wound penalty or the reduced wound penalty?
You use the full, unreduced value.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Voyd211 View Post
Can orichalcum be enameled or otherwise made a different color?

See, I make quite a few Solar characters, but I’m personally not a fan of gold. I prefer silver, or colorful arms and armor. Is there any way to achieve this while still using orichalcum?
Alloying orichalcum with other magical materials (or other metals) could likely change its color. I'm not familiar with enameling metal.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

Does the Immaculate Order generally regard mortal Sorcerers as overstepping their place in the divine hierarchy, even if they aren’t demon summoners?
The Realm discusses the topic in full detail. Essentially, mortal sorcerers are frowned on, but there are ways in which they can wield they power responsibly to serve righteous ends.