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[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/9/2017
Originally posted by Prometheus878 View Post
Are there any Egypt-inspired satrapies in The Realm, similar to how Prasad is inspired by India?
Not in The Realm, though we intend to provide such material in a later book.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/9/2017
Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
Is Jiara written up as a satrapy in The Realm?
The Realm will have write-ups of ten satrapies, but Jiara ain't one.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/9/2017
Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
Also in AoTC will there be any special gambits related to dealing with Warstriders?
Yes, a few.

Originally posted by WalkingEye View Post
Unlikely to get answered question: Is Arms likely to be released this month?
I think it's highly unlikely, what with GenCon and all.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/6/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
What language is predominately spoken in Prasad and the other major powers around the Dreaming Sea? Foresttongue, Flametongue, or something not listed in the corebook?
Primarily Flametongue along the western/southern shores, including Prasad and Ysyr. Primarily Forest-tongue along the northern shores, including Volivat.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/1/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
I'm almost positive the answer here is going to be "we haven't thought that far ahead yet" but just in case, I'll ask anyway.

Is it still 4878 DA in Autochthonia? If so, does that mean Autochthon stuck around for most of the First Age, since it was significantly longer this edition so 4878 DA wouldn't mean leaving only a century or so in?
Yeah, I don't personally expect to have much opportunity to dwell on Autochthonia for a very long time.

In the meantime, use Compass: Autochthonia.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/1/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
Do Exalted and Mortal unions produce God-Blooded in 3rd Edition? Will Dragon-Blooded be different in this regard ala 2E?

If so, are they going to be called something with less racial baggage than "Half-Caste"?
We are not fond of "Half-Caste." Dragon-Blooded definitely won't produce god-blooded offspring (except maybe with a god, of course); Solars and Lunars may pass along something supernatural to their children under the right circumstances, but not necessarily the same sorts of gifts that a powerful god-blooded scion might possess.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 8/1/2017
Originally posted by Epee102 View Post
Do cafinated beverages exist in Creation?
To avoid getting lost:
Okay, Dreaming Sea question blitz:
1) Are Gigantes and the things at Shinjok coherent species, or are they more like Ysyr's sorcerers where they vary greatly in apperance and abillity?
2)Champoor is part of Parsaad right?
3)Do the three big powers of the Dreaming Sea interact much? or are they too distant?
4) Does Dis have a place on the Map? I picture it south-east of Ysyr, but if their raiding Parsaad...
5)Has some form of the Pure Way spread out amongst the Dreaming Sea?
6) Volviat's ten fahtered children:does this include things like Dragonblood Exaltation material?
Do all cities have gods? Does Ysyr and Volviat for instance?
Unfortunately, most of these questions fall into the category of things that we haven't hammered out authoritative answers to, and we'd rather not tell you things that might easily change during development.

Regarding cities and gods, not all cities have a designated city god in the eyes of the Celestial Bureaucracy. This is partially due to the breakdown in communication between the terrestrial spirit courts and the Heavenly City, and partly due to political and bureaucratic breakdowns in Heaven itself. The specifics vary widely.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/29/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post
So how does the single city state of Lookshy manage to produce over twice as many Dragonblooded as Prasad, and a third the number of the Realm?

I mean, it makes sense they would need that many to hold the line as they do against the Realm, but what makes them so much more proportionally successful at Exaltation?
A less lethal environment for younger Dragon-Blooded and a lower rate of celibacy. Whether their reduced focus on "well-bred" marriages affects Exaltation rates is unclear.

Current estimated numbers for Lookshyan Dragon-Blooded are around 3,000.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/29/2017
Originally posted by Jetstream View Post

Is that separate from the outcaste 5000 as well?
Yes, it's separate.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/28/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

How does Prasad fin in these numbers? Are they part of the Realm's count?
Our current estimation gives Prasad somewhere in the range of 2,000 Dragon-Blooded. These are not part of the Realm's count.

Yes, Prasad is a force to be reckoned with.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/27/2017
With the understanding that I'm not currently immersed in the relevant material, and my answers here are subject to reassessment —

Originally posted by Murcushio View Post
1) The 3e core says that in the Realm jade as a currency is forbidden to all but the Dragon-Blooded and their assignees. Is this literally true, or is it that jade is forbidden to all but Dynasts and their assignees?
Yes, it's correct. It's fine for a foreign Dragon-Blood visiting the Isle to use jade currency, and mortal Dynasts are regularly assigned the authority to use jade.

Originally posted by Murcushio View Post
2) The cash system. Does its exchange rate where it meets the jade system float? That is, does the Imperial Treasury always exchange one koku for an eighth of an obol of jade (a half-bit) and vice-versa regardless of the respective purchasing powers of the koku and the half-bit?
As I understand it, yes and no. The exchange rate was normally fixed, but was subject to circumstantial manipulation by the Empress, who would offer exchanges at favorable rates (via the Imperial Treasury and Imperial Purse) as an economic and political tool.

Originally posted by Murcushio View Post
3) Silver. Is silver still a "the dirham was invented, promulgated, and to a certain extent is controlled by the Guild as a way to compete with jade in a standardized fashion" thing? Or has that been backed off of
More or less. The Guild didn't invent silver coinage — there are good reasons to avoid jade coinage in the Scavenger Lands and distant Threshold, which are covered in Manacle and Coin — but they've put a lot of effort into standardizing the dinar and dirham as an alternative currency to the Realm's.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 7/24/2017
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 - 7/19/2017
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 - 7/18/2017
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 - 7/18/2017
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.