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[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

Is Lookshy, and historically the Shogunate, comparatively patriarchal?
Lookshy is egalitarian rather than patriarchal, although the the gentes are patrilineal.

The Shogunate was big.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
​I take it that Hearth is the term replacing Brotherhood. I find it a bit less evocative, but it has its charms.
The term is now a Sworn Kinship, or a Hearth.

(Lookshy still uses Sworn Brotherhoods)

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
So, lots of questions can be derived from the Tepet preview, but I'll limit myself to one right now: Whereabouts is "Faraway Ithen" and how "faraway" is it?
Ithen is deliberately left geographically undefined so the Storyteller can customize it to their needs.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by CycloneJoker View Post
Does a vaktri's earthsense ability count as a form of touch for the purposes of the Stealth charms Sound and Scent Banishing Attitude and Fivefold Shadow Burial?

EDIT: If not, what would be a good way to overcome it using Solar Stealth?
I'd treat it as a form of hearing.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by The Lidless Eye That Sees View Post
Are there any MA styles planned with really weird complimentary abilities like craft, bureaucracy, lore, or occult?
Several of the styles in What Fire Has Wrought make use of Occult.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
Do you intend for the Sidereals book to address what happens if a Sidereal attempts to warp Fate in ways that are not approved by the Maidens?
Hmm. I intend to address how to Storytell the process of petitioning the Maidens to add new Charms, which isn't quite the same.

Is that how Rakan Thulio evaded death at Saturn's hands?
No, although I certainly think Saturn didn't approve of the blasphemous power he used to strike away her Sign.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Korax View Post
I assumed that Lore worked like Craft and each area of expertise had to be purchased separately.
It's not quite like Craft. Lore is an odd duck.

But page 153 states
Players must note the subject of their characters education when select*ing Lore, as this impacts the scope of what the Ability may cover for them.

So my questions are this: Does thus first Lore ‘topic’ function like a free specialty?
Do these “specialties” modify dice rolls like specialties for other skills?
Lore topics=/=specialties.You start with one topic, representing your character's education. Lore specialties add new topics, in addition to adding dice on rolls.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
Would there be a meaningful distinction between it and articulated plate?
I can't think of any, but maybe a clever person could.

Are exoctic ingredients covered in Arms? Things like iron wood and Chicascoran Glass in the core?
Using exotic components in artifacts is discussed, but exotic materials that you could craft mundane arms or armor out of aren't.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Excellence. Elements. Fate. Cybernetics.

I'm not saying there aren't secondary traits that influence the central thesis, but they all do have one single, fundamental thesis.
If I were to sit down with the one-word thesis of "Elements" and try to derive a Charmset from that, what I'd arrive at would look nothing like the Dragon-Blooded Charmset. Charmsets have layers of nuance and complexity; they're not just hundreds of different mechanical takes on a singular theme. It's not that I can't come up with a one-word summation of Lunar Charms, but that I think doing so would be actively counterproductive to understanding Lunars, so I'm not going to engage in it.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
A specialty in "Introducing Facts" seems too mechanical but I'm not sure if something like "Identifying Threats" or "Contingency Plans" would be too vague.
Can you make some suggestions?
Any field of study could make a valid Lore specialty—Mathematics; Realm History; Philosophy; Agriculture; Alchemy (i.e. Chemistry); Animal Behavior; Geography; Traveler's Tales and Rumors. You can have specialties that don't directly map to a field of study, like Identifying Threats or While Drunk, but they aren't going to expand the range of facts you can introduce as much.

Also, would this specialty apply to all the Lore topics or just to one?
All of them.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
To what degree are major Celestial Deities like Ahlat known in Creation? Ahlat's influence over the South seems particular and almost unique, but are there other Celestial deities who are broadly known to people?
Varies from god to god. Directional war gods are likely similar to Ahlat in prominence. Not all celestial deities go to the same lengths to cultivate their cults in Creation.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
Does Superheavy plate still exist?
Sure, albeit it's still going to be heavy armor, not some kind of category beyond that.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by LDDM84 View Post
Will we ever have more space in the history of the Realm and treshold for dangerous Anathema like Jochim and see what impact they left in the regions in which they were active?
You'll find out more about Anathema like the Midnight Tathagata and have room to add new examples, yeah.

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Are the Fang Blossoms in the latest Hundred Devils Night Parade release Spirits? If so, are they Elementals? Or are they something other?
They're plants. Hungry plants!

[#][F] The Demented One - 9/28/2017
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold View Post
Lunar Charms represent the Lunar Exalted applying what quality?

Solar Excellence, Terrestrial Elements, Sidereal Fate, Liminal corpse-elements, Alchemical cybernetics...

Lunar what?

What's the One Word Thesis of the Lunar Charmset?
Reducing an entire type of Exalted to a single word is an exercise in oversimplification that I'm not going to indulge in. Lunars can't be reduced to a single word. Lunar Charms aren't as simple as the application of a single quality. None of them are.