The Chills and One Last Joke wrote:
Incidentally, what the blueberry fuckmuffins am I going to do with the form of a dead bandit? Start up a nutty Screwface scam?
Anything you want.
Here's something that people don't think about very often: Creation is a pre-photographic society. Famous people are famous for their deeds, and by their descriptions, as in "About yay tall, fair hair, green eyes, wide shoulders, etc.." Rulers are identified by signet rings or livery or signature dress, or sometimes by distinguishing mark, scar, or tattoo that can be described. The closest thing you have to photographs are portraits, and those have to be made by hand one at a time and are not widely distributed except in cases of woodblock prints, which are relatively low-resolution.Most princes and queens can walk down the street and not be recognized if they dress like peasants.
If you have a form, you can do what you want with it. You have to remember that in Creation, the concept of famous faces exists in an entirely different context than it does here and now.
Romance between a Solar and Lunar should happen if there was a chance to happen in the first place. Not blind, silly, obsessive love like is described by 2e's Lunar bond.
Otherwise you get Twilight.
No, you get Twilight.
Or, rather, you get Bram Stoker's Dracula
and The Mummy
. Which are both actually terrible examples. The point
is, you get desperate and torrid love between two people who share memories of having been in love in previous lives. That's the actual narrative role of the Solar/Lunar bond -- not a one-sided compulsion that's supernatural and mind-controlly, but the classic reincarnation love story.
You meet a new person you've never met before, and you don't even recognize their face, but somehow the moment you see them, oh, a flash of memory! In another life, you remember passionate love for someone else entirely, and somehow you know with your soul that that person and this person are one and the same! Images flood your thoughts, time spent with this person, how happy they made you!
Now what? They see you and look away too quickly, and in that moment you know that they have the same memories! They know you as you know them!
But you're different people and this is a different world and clearly you don't remember everything. What's missing? Were you happy together? Could you be happy again?Et cetera.