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[#][F] The Demented One - 2 Hours ago
Originally posted by Epimetheus View Post

So while it's more abstracted raising essence to 6+ requires at least 700 years if not at least a thousand in most cases?
There's no set-in-stone minimum; it's a Storyteller call.

The reason that Mnemon hasn't attained Essence 6 isn't necessarily 100% a lack of sufficient age, although it's certainly an influential factor.

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Hours ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post

Would you consider it unreasonable for a Dragon Blooded to achieve essence 6 within their natural ~300ish year lifespan?
When it comes to things that are solely in the realm of Storyteller judgment, I'm not sure the reasonable person standard is of much use. Want to have an Essence 6 Dragon-Blood in your game? Have one. Just recognize that such a character is going to tremendously powerful, one who's cultivated their Essence and supernatural might beyond that of truly mighty figures such as Mnemon, Ragara, and Cevis Ghandarva, someone who could genuinely lay claim to the title of the most powerful Dragon-Blood alive.

(Or at least, contest it, if it turns out the Scarlet Empress is still around)

[#][F] The Demented One - 4 Hours ago
Originally posted by Shaddar View Post
As i understand, if a lunar transforms into an animal with a higher strength score he treats the difference as charms bonus dice, but what happens if it transforms into a weaker animal? Can he use his normal strength?
Yes, with the exception of feats of strength.

[#][F] The Demented One - 10 Hours ago
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

I get why Mnemon would be rolled back to Essence 5, and I am all for it, but do you think we're ever liable to see a more powerful Terrestrial?
I don't think we're ever going to stat up the Scarlet Empress, no.

[#][F] The Demented One - 12 Hours ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Have you guys decided on who the Lunar signature characters are yet? If so, is there anything you can tell us about them?
We have, and the first drafts of the chapter fiction starring them are awesome. There's one Manipulation Charm I wrote based entirely on what the signature Changing Moon does in one of them.

[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by Shaddar View Post




Would this be a single clone or a battlegroup?
There's a whole tree of Charms coming out the basic duplicate-making Charm. ^_^

[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by Epimetheus View Post
So I know in general e5+ for exalted isn't a thing but does that honestly also apply to the 3000 year old elders that the lunars and sidereals have? If Kejak isn't at least high essence, I'll probably be a little mad at that.
It's a thing. Raksi, Lilith, and Ma-Ha-Suchi are all Essence 6+.

[#][F] The Demented One - 18 Hours ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
This is a question about the antagonist rules for Lunars, but I assume it's not something that's different in their book(?).

If I have a fish-totem Lunar with gills as his Tell, I assume I can buy the supernatural merit "gills"? Would others need to make a difficulty 7 Perception+Awareness roll when he was in his true form, or just other forms?
And would he have access to gills in all his forms, or just non-functional gills (assuming they didn't have gills anyway), or gill-like lines behind his ears?
That topic will get specifically addressed in Fangs at the Gate.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Lanaya View Post
What happens when you banish Stormcaller with Summoning the Loyal Steel or some similar effect? Does that count as sheathing it, and subsequently recalling it count as drawing it?
Banishing it should probably count as sheathing it. Recalling doesn't necessarily mean drawing it; you could recall it still in the scabbard.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by Shaddar View Post
Since Sun Wukong is one of the inspirations for lunars, will Lunars have the power to create clones or something like that?
Yeah. It's one of their many Wukong-inspired Charms.

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


Is this much more than DB?
Haven't sat down and counted them up. Same-ish overall wordcount.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Iirc, one of the previous edition books indicated that part of the reason Immaculate Monks could access such powerful Martial Arts styles as the Elemental Dragon styles was because of their various taboos and lifestyle restrictions. Is that still the case in 3e?
It's a significant part of their training regimen, but it's below the level of mechanical resolution. A renegade martial artist who learned the Immaculate Dragon styles from stolen scrolls isn't going to suffer mechanical penalties for eating five pounds of red meat a day and washing it down with wine, but in a very real sense his Essence is going to be unrefined and uncultivated compared to that of an ascetic monk.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by armyofwhispers View Post
Dunno if this has been asked before, but when designing artifacts, do repurchases of evocations generally count towards the limit of evocations an artifact can sustain. Hypothetically if I have one evocation that can be repurchased 9 times, does that max out the evocations a three-dot artifact can sustain? Or is this on a per-case basis would you say?
If they don't count, you'd get people doing silly things like "oh, this one Evocation has ten thousand repurchases," which would be silly.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
IIrc, you said that there were going to be a couple of heresies discussed in the Realm book. Do any of them have more ...permissive views on sex than the orthodox immaculates?
I think almost all of the heresies discussed in The Realm are folk heresies, practiced by the laity rather than by monks. As far as heterodox sects, I could see the Sisterhood of Pearls maybe moving away from vows of chastity. Not sure about the Pure Way, but my gut says probably not.

[#][F] The Demented One - 1 Day Ago
Originally posted by reseru View Post
I thought Exigent numbers were like 50-100, but they're double that? 200 is how many there were at their highest, in like the Primordial War or whatever.
Nope! 200+ is the number in the setting bible.