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[#][F] Eric Minton - 10 Hours ago
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
A fluff question for you: how many gods live in the average village in Creation? Is there a village god (I know there are city gods)? The individual houses and streets? The valley its in? The pond in the middle? The old oak next to the village? The smaller trees in people's gardens? Anything else?

I'm just trying to get a sense of how common they are, and how many you can expect to come across when walking around with Spirit-Detecting Glance.
I believe this is something that was deliberately left out of the core so the Storyteller could freely adjust the numbers in her Creation to taste. I personally lean toward the low end in my home games, so that when a village actually has a god in it, that god is distinctive and flavors the village with its presence — and so that if I decide not to have a god or just forget to include one, it's not weird. But you can dial the numbers up without breaking the setting, as long as you think about the consequences and take them into account.

We've been hoping to put a book on cults and worship early in the schedule, as that's a subject that has never received adequate coverage in previous editions.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

Wouldn't it be workable to limit Ligier to one summonable manifestation at a time while still leaving the Green Sun in hell?

Say he can only maintain those two forms at once without diminishing himself and the Surrender Oath that underlies summoning a doesn't force a soul to diminish itself by further division?
My own working assumption is that a demon can only be bound by a single sorcerer at a time. Vance and I will get this hammered out in time for the sorcery book.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6 Days ago
Originally posted by Gigaton-Falcon-Emu View Post
Has the Realm ever divided a previous state into several satrapies? Has a Satrapu ever been subdivided?
Yes. Right now I'm working on my Goldenseal draft for The Realm; it belonged to a petty Threshold empire that was carved up by the Realm.

Originally posted by Gigaton-Falcon-Emu View Post
Is Lookshy just more Immaculate or has it become a defining trait? Or are they still pretty informal outside of anathema matters?
While some details have changed, Lookshy's Immaculate Faith remains roughly similar to its presentation in Exalted: the Outcaste.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7 Days ago
Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
Smallest satrapy of the Realm?
I find it difficult to envision a scenario where it would be useful to canonically state, "This is the smallest satrapy."

Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
Biggest?
Prasad.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7 Days ago
Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Will Prasad be among the satrapies written up in The Realm a la Cherak?
Prasad currently has the longest single satrapy entry in The Realm. (I figure it should come to about three pages.)

Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Also, do we have any notion of how people are named in Prasad? Would a Dragon-Blooded from there be named Burano Sarana?
That's currently the plan, though an adjustment to naming customs during development is possible.

Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Will any NPCs that are named in Where Fire Has Wrought or The Realm be from Prasad?
Not sure yet; we'll have a better idea once we have a chance to redline the Prasad draft.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/14/2017
Originally posted by Maudova View Post
Will the material on Stygia and the Dual Monarchs be revamped? I ask because I just reread the Ex2 Underworld book and saw a lot of missed opportunity there.
3e coverage of Stygia and the Dual Monarchy is a long way off, but we have discussed them a little. They're definitely still around, but there will be some changes from prior presentations. We haven't yet developed anything to the extent that we can comfortably discuss it here, though.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/13/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Do you imagine the Caul getting its own sourcebook, or would that be fit into the Lunars book?
Caul material will be going into other books, rather than getting its own sourcebook.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/13/2017
Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz View Post
That makes me wonder something.
In the previous editions, Cherak was often alluded to, (for example, there's the section about House Ferem, and Scroll of Kings says they have a Shogun), but it never got a proper write-up.
So, I wondered, while I assume you're not going to do write-ups for places like Whitewall or Gethemene (I have two editions of almost-identical write-ups on them, frankly I'm unlikely to buy a third one), will you do a Cherak write-up (eventually)?
There will be a one-page Cherak write-up in The Realm.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/13/2017
Originally posted by Minty View Post
Will there be any Spirit Charms with the Eclipse keyword in What Fire Hath Wrought?
We don't have any spirit Charms in Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/13/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Are there any plans for mechanics for the non-Exalted superhumans of Volivat who can apparently hold their own against the Dragon-Blooded of Prasad and sorcerers of Ysyr?
We hope to fit a Dreaming Sea setting book onto the schedule at some point, and such a book would cover those mechanics.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/13/2017
Originally posted by Gonzo View Post
Where is Cherak supposed to be?
On the north coast of the Inland Sea, between Pneuma and Medo.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/7/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Are there countries besides Harborhead that are predominately African in cultural motifs (and in the physical appearance of their populace)? I don't think Harborhead is unsalvagable, but it is seriously problematic when it comes off as representative.
Gem (and the surrounding regions named in its write-up); Ember; and some other places that we're in the initial design phases of for future setting books.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/2/2017
Originally posted by Gigaton-Falcon-Emu View Post

I might have read this wrong but it seemed to me that you are implying non-combat artifacts have combat-orientated evocations by default.

So by communing with my ancient family teapot I am more likely to awaken it's desire to commit unspeakable acts of savagery than unlock the recipe for the Scared Hatred-Eating Sage Tea?
You're assuming that all noncombat artifacts have Evocations. Most noncombat artifacts do not have Evocations. Evocations typically follow the function of the artifact.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/25/2017
Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post
​...I can't recall, did they say that the Houses would be in the Realm book, or the Exalted one?
The Great Houses are discussed in detail in Dragon-Blooded, since detailed information on the Houses is important to designing and playing Dragon-Blooded PCs and NPCs. The Realm just has a basic outline of the houses and their situation, so you have context if you're using the book without also owning Dragon-Blooded (such as for a mortals game set on the Blessed Isle, or a Solar game set in a satrapy).

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/25/2017
Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Are the Yellow and the Yanaze Rivers the same thing?
The Yellow River and the Gray River join at Nexus to form the Yanaze.