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[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Can you tell us anything about the Scorpion Empire yet?
Cathedral of Sublime Annihilation's penultimate Evocation, the Reality-Stabilizing Cannonade, arises from its nature as a weapon against the Scorpion Empire.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by warlook View Post
"Soul-Bracing Momentous Power" can be used in a combo with "Memory-Reweaving Discipline" or "Twisted Words Technique"?
Yes, assuming she rolls Performance for Twisted Words Technique.

If so, what would be the order to break the effects of the charm?
And if the "Transcendent Hero’s Meditation" is used to resist the combo effect?
Memory-Reweaving Discipline and Twisted Words Technique both having the Psyche keyword, which marks them as the kind of unnatural influence that Transcendent Hero's Meditation can break.

If you want to free someone else from Memory-Reweaving Discipline, you need to destroy the Intimacy it instills in them. If you want to free someone else from Twisted Words Technique, you need to use the rules for overturning social influence, and they have to pay the Willpower cost.

If the influence fail, does the target know someone try to alter her mind?
Not unless the effect you're using specifies that they do, or they have magic that alerts them to the influence like Invincible Solar Aegis.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Handigar View Post
A social mechanics question: Does a successful Read Intentions action measure the strength of a revealed intimacy?
Yes. 10char.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Minty View Post
Sorry in advance if this has been answered already, but I could not find it. Poised Lion Attitude allows you to engage in Presence or Socialize-based social influence on your turn during combat without a flurry. Which of the following can you do on your turn by using this charm:
1) Use any Simple charm in combat and also use a Simple Presence/Socialize social influence charm
2) Use a Simple combat charm (Archery, Brawl, Melee, Martial Arts, or Thrown) and also a Simple Presence/Socialize social influence charm
3) Use a non-charm combat action and also use a Simple Presence/Socialize social influence charm
4) Use any Simple charm in combat and also perform a non-charm Presence/Socialize based social influence action
5) Use a Simple combat charm (Archery, Brawl, Melee, Martial Arts, or Thrown) and also perform a non-charm Presence/Socialize based social influence action
6) Use a non-charm combat action and also perform a non-charm Presence/Socialize based social influence action (I assume this is possible without the charm but the charm would eliminated the penalty for flurrying)
4, 5, and 6.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by Electro View Post
A question about Mental Invisibility Technique! It says it "applies to every witness whose Resolve is surpassed by the Solar’s skill." Does that mean it only works against those people who could see you when you activated it? Or does it also apply to new people you might run into?
The latter.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by TalosX View Post
Will Arms of the Chosen contain any information on artifact airships and naval vessels?
We may still have to make some cuts to stay within wordcount, so I can't promise anything, but my second draft includes one of each. The Chariots of Aerial Conquest and the ship Horizon Endeavor.

Are we likely to see airship movement/combat clarified, and Sail charms for airships expanded upon at some point?
I'm personally not a fan of airship-specific Charms for Sail—that's really niche, and they're already in arguably the most niche Ability. However, Solar Sail Charms that enhance airships in addition to regular boats, A-OK by me.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by warlook View Post
If "Revolving Bow Discipline" is used against a creature with the "Legendary Size" merit can it generate infinite initiative? I know that eventually the arrows or essence would end, but even then, it would be many dice rolls.
No. Once you run up against the "can't be crashed" provision, Revolving Bow Discipline and other effects that end when a foe is crashed still count that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by warlook View Post
Can i use "Spirit-Tempering Practice" to recovery all my willpower in a few hours?
Depends on how your Storyteller's pacing the game.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by LC1984 View Post
How does the charm "Nine Specters Ban" work, and against what beings (demons, ghosts, Belt of Shadow Walking)? Does it work against beings who can dematerialize themselve, or only beings which are dematerialized?
Nine Specters Ban applies against any character that is dematerialized, regardless of what they are or why they are immaterial.

Can Awareness-Charms counter Mental Invisibility Technique? It seems pretty powerful (for Essence 2), in comparison to what possible defense can be brought up, as it goes against Resolve.
Only Eye of the Unconquered Sun. You need Integrity Charms if you want to resist magic of that ilk.

Does Shadow Replacement Technique work against animals or insects or demons/ghosts for that matter?
It can be used against any sort of character, subject to the limitations of Storyteller discretion.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by TGUEIROS View Post
Element-Resisting Prana, keeps one from drowning or no?
Yeah. In addition to protecting you from environmental hazards, it makes being underwater a non-issue.

Flowing Mind Prana, could be used for more than one Trait (and with SMI) or Charm at a time?
Flowing Mind Prana and Selfsame Master Instructor don't place any limitation on how many Attributes or Abilities you can raise other than the XP cost.

How do the refund mechanics interact with Solar Experience and Spirit Stoking Elevation?
They give me a bit of a headache. Solar XP spent on Flowing Mind Prana should be refunded as Solar XP, but that requires fairly scrupulous book-keeping.

Using craft XP to fuel Flowing Mind Prana definitely shouldn't reward you experience points. I'd let it refund the craft points you spent at the same rate.

[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Days ago
Originally posted by warlook View Post

If I have a mount, does it also benefit from the effect or will my circle mates believe it was stolen?
It doesn't benefit, although a hybrid Ride-Stealth Charm sounds legit.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Nilihum View Post
Sorcery and dice questions for Robert Vance:[*]How do The Burning Name and Cirrus Skiff interact with the Thrown and Athletics trees, respectively?[*]Presumably, they allow you to sub in Intelligence for Dexterity, but still require you to put points in the above abilities in order to make use of the charms within?
They don't. You can't use Thrown Charms to enhance the Burning Name, or Athletics Charm to enhance your magic cloud.

[*]What Excellency do you use when rolling an (Intelligence + Occult) dice pool? I mean, it might seem like a no brainer, but do you use the (Dexterity + Thrown) Excellency when making a Thrown attack with an (Intelligence + Occult) Pool?
Occult Excellency.

[*]Is The Burning name compatible with Righteous Devil Style?
No, but if your Storyteller lets you use it, nothing's going to break.

[*]How any dots would an The Burning name be worth to if it was treated as a artefact weapon instead of a mundane one?
I'd be hesitant to allow that as an always-on Merit.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Shaddar View Post
Then that charm is awsome!

Them, if Novia uses Vanishing From Mind's Eye Method again to steal Volfer beer. Would Volfer recognize her as a new assilant or the same one as last time?
He wouldn't recognize her as the one from last time.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Shaddar View Post
Does people know that the things that i did under the effect of Vanishing From Mind‘s Eye Method were done by me even after the charm ended?
Novia Claro uses Vanishing From Mind's Eye Method. Now, her Circlemates don't recognize her!

She walks past Volfer, who is eating pork dumplings, and plucks one out. Once Volfer notices this theft, he's enraged—those were really good dumplings!

Novia Claro finishes her snack, ends Vanishing From Mind's Eye, and goes back to Volfer. Volfer tells her about how someone he didn't recognize stole one of his pork dumplings and how he's gonna beat the shit out of them the next time he sees them. Novia smiles.

[#][F] The Demented One - 3 Days ago
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Okay, so a gliding character cannot cover more than one horizontal range band per turn through gliding alone.

But! Does the gliding character have the option of instantly falling any number of range bands down from a great height before she begins to glide?
Nah. Once you fall, you are falling.

Because otherwise, how does an eagle four range bands above the ground attack someone on the ground with their special attacks? If they can't drop instantly, they would need to spend three or four rounds descending and possibly also Rushing (to keep the target within horizontal range, using Eagle Wing Rush).
Yeah that is the intent.